Magellan MapSend TOPO France - GPS Map User manual

User Manual
SporTrak Series of GPS
Mapping
Receivers
.
This manual covers both the SporTrak™ Map and the
SporTrak™ Pro GPS receivers. All of the functions
described in this manual apply to both receivers.
The SporTrak Map has a 2MB basemap with an additional 4MB for data downloaded from MapSend™
products. The SporTrak Pro has a 9MB basemap and
23MB for data downloaded from MapSend products.
WARNINGS
FOR SAFETY REASONS, THE DRIVER SHOULD NOT USE THIS DEVICE IN A
VEHICLE WHILE IN MOTION TO ASSIST THE DRIVER TO NAVIGATE.
Please do not try and change any settings on the SporTrak while driving. Come
to a complete stop or have your passenger make any changes. Taking your eyes
off the road is dangerous and can result in an accident in which you or others
could be injured.
USE GOOD JUDGEMENT
This product is an excellent navigation aid, but does not replace the need for
careful orienteering and good judgement. Never rely solely on one device for
navigating.
USE CARE
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the U.S. Government, which
is solely responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of GPS.
The accuracy of position fixes can be affected by the periodic adjustments to GPS
satellites made by the U.S. Government and is subject to change in accordance
with the Department of Defense civil GPS user policy and the Federal
Radionavigation Plan. Accuracy can also be affected by poor satellite geometry.
USE PROPER ACCESSORIES
Use only Magellan cables and antennas; the use of non-Magellan cables and
antennas may severely degrade performance or damage the receiver, and will
void the warranty.
LICENSE AGREEMENT
Thales Navigation grants you, the purchaser, the right to use the software
supplied in and with Thales Navigation GPS products (the "SOFTWARE") in the
normal operation of the equipment. You may make copies only for your own
personal use and for use within your organization.
The SOFTWARE is the property of Thales Navigation and/or its suppliers and is
protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions;
therefore, you must treat this SOFTWARE like any other copyright material.
You may not use, copy, modify, reverse engineer or transfer this SOFTWARE
except as expressly provided in this license. All rights not expressly granted are
reserved by Thales Navigation and/or its suppliers.
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means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any
purpose other than the purchaser's personal use without the prior written
permission of Thales Navigation.
© 2002 by Thales Navigation. All rights reserved.
Magellan™ and SporTrak™ are trademarks of Thales Navigation.
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THALES NAVIGATION
LIMITED WARRANTY
All Magellan GPS receivers are navigation aids,
and are not intended to replace other methods
of navigation. Purchaser is advised to perform
careful position charting and use good
judgment. READ THE USER GUIDE CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THE PRODUCT.
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original warranty, whichever is longer.
5.
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PRODUCT INCURRED WHILE THE PRODUCT IS
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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•
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To obtain service, the purchaser must obtain a
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shipping. If under warranty, the purchaser
must return the receiver or accessories postpaid
with a copy of the original sales receipt,
purchaser’s return address and the RMA
number clearly printed on the outside of the
•
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WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO
ANY CHANGE IN THE GLOBAL
POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS). (Note:
All Magellan GPS receivers use GPS
to obtain position, velocity and time
information. GPS is operated by the
U.S. Government, which is solely
responsible for its accuracy and
maintenance. Certain conditions can
cause inaccuracies which could
require modifications to the receiver.
Examples of such conditions include
but are not limited to changes in the
GPS transmission. SUCH MODIFICATIONS ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS
WARRANTY.)
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may not apply to you.
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the quality of performance of the goods and
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Introduction
About This User Manual ......................................................................... 1
Setting Up the SporTrak
Installing the Batteries ............................................................................. 3
Selecting Language .................................................................................. 4
Initialization for First Time Use .............................................................. 4
Turning the SporTrak On .............................................................................. 4
Enter Your Approximate Position ................................................................... 5
Basic Operation
SporTrak GPS Receiver ........................................................................... 7
Turning Power On/Off .................................................................................. 8
Turning the Backlight On/Off ....................................................................... 8
Adjusting the Contrast ................................................................................... 9
Getting a Position Fix .................................................................................... 9
Navigational Screens ............................................................................... 9
Map Screen .................................................................................................. 10
Compass Screen ........................................................................................... 10
Large Data Screen ........................................................................................ 10
Position Screens ........................................................................................... 11
Road Screen ................................................................................................. 11
Satellite Status Screen ................................................................................... 11
Accessing the Navigation Screens .......................................................... 11
Saving a Waypoint ................................................................................ 12
Using GOTO Routes ............................................................................ 14
Creating a GOTO Route ............................................................................. 14
Navigating on a GOTO Route .................................................................... 16
Summary .............................................................................................. 17
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Reference
Power/Backlight/Contrast ..................................................................... 18
Turn the SporTrak On ................................................................................. 18
Turn the SporTrak Off ................................................................................. 18
Using the Display Backlight ......................................................................... 18
Adjusting the Display Contrast .................................................................... 19
Navigational Screens ............................................................................. 19
Selecting NAV Screens ................................................................................. 19
Returning to Last Viewed NAV Screen ........................................................ 19
Map Screen ....................................................................................... 19
Setting the Map Detail ................................................................................. 22
Customizing the Map Display ..................................................................... 23
Turning On/Off Display Waypoints ...................................................... 23
Turning On/Off Track Lines .................................................................. 23
Turning On/Off Topographic Lines ....................................................... 23
Turning On/Off Displayed POI’s .......................................................... 23
Globally Turning Map Items On/Off ..................................................... 24
Setting Up Map Data Fields ......................................................................... 24
Turning Data Fields On/Off .................................................................. 24
Selecting the Data Fields ........................................................................ 25
Two Data Fields Description .............................................................. 25
Changing the Data Fields .............................................................. 25
Street Information Description .......................................................... 25
Horizontal Profile Description ........................................................... 25
Terrain Projection Description ........................................................... 26
Changing the Map Orientation ................................................................... 27
Selecting Primary Usage ............................................................................... 27
Selecting Track Mode ................................................................................... 27
Auto vs. Auto Detailed ........................................................................... 28
Using Vertical Profile ................................................................................... 28
Selecting Vertical Profile ......................................................................... 29
Track History Description ..................................................................... 29
Highlighted Road Vertical Profile Description ....................................... 29
Route Vertical Profile Description .......................................................... 29
Path Check Description ......................................................................... 29
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Compass Screen .................................................................................... 30
Customizing the Data Fields ........................................................................ 31
Large Data Screen ................................................................................. 31
Customizing the Data Fields ........................................................................ 32
Position Screen ...................................................................................... 32
Selecting the Position Screen ........................................................................ 32
Resetting the Trip Odometer ........................................................................ 32
Customizing the Data Fields ........................................................................ 33
GPS Status Messages .................................................................................... 34
Selecting Coordinate System, Map Datum and Elevation Mode .................. 34
Projecting a Waypoint .................................................................................. 35
Road Screen .......................................................................................... 36
Customizing the Data Fields ........................................................................ 37
Satellite Status Screen ............................................................................ 37
Waypoints / Database ........................................................................... 38
Accessing Waypoints in the Database ........................................................... 38
Selecting Waypoints from the Nearest List ................................................... 38
Selecting Waypoints from the Alphabetical List ........................................... 38
Selecting Waypoints Nearest to the Cursor ................................................... 39
Saving Present Position as a Waypoint .......................................................... 39
Creating New Waypoint Manually ............................................................... 39
Creating New Waypoint with Map Cursor .................................................. 40
Deleting a User Waypoint ............................................................................ 40
Editing a User Waypoint .............................................................................. 40
Viewing a Map Object on the Map .............................................................. 41
Viewing a User Waypoint on the Map ......................................................... 41
Saving a Map Object as a User Waypoint ..................................................... 41
Searching for a Street Address ...................................................................... 42
Routes ................................................................................................... 43
Creating a GOTO Route ............................................................................. 43
Creating a Backtrack Route .......................................................................... 43
Creating a Multileg Route ............................................................................ 43
Activating/Deactivating a Route .................................................................. 45
Viewing a Route .......................................................................................... 45
Editing a Route ............................................................................................ 46
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Inserting a Leg ......................................................................................... 46
Deleting a Leg ......................................................................................... 46
Replacing a Leg ........................................................................................ 47
Appending a Leg ...................................................................................... 47
Appending a Newly Created Waypoint to a Route ....................................... 47
Reversing a Route ........................................................................................ 47
Deleting a Route .......................................................................................... 48
Viewing a Route on the Map Screen ............................................................ 48
Creating a Route using Track History .......................................................... 48
Setup .................................................................................................... 49
Initializing the SporTrak .............................................................................. 49
Turning the NAV Screens On/Off ............................................................... 49
Selecting the Coordinate System .................................................................. 50
Selecting a Map Datum ............................................................................... 50
Selecting the Elevation Mode ....................................................................... 51
Selecting the Time Format ........................................................................... 51
Selecting NAV Units .................................................................................... 51
Selecting the North Reference ...................................................................... 52
Setting the Backlight Timer ......................................................................... 52
Turning the Beeper On/Off ......................................................................... 52
Selecting NMEA Message ............................................................................ 53
Selecting the Baud Rate ............................................................................... 53
Seletcting Daylight Savings Time ................................................................. 54
Power Off Timer .......................................................................................... 54
Clearing Memory .................................................................................. 55
Clearing Track History ............................................................................. 55
Clearing Wpts/Routes .............................................................................. 55
Clearing All Routes .................................................................................. 55
Resetting SporTrak to Factory Defaults .................................................... 55
Clearing All Memory in the SporTrak ...................................................... 55
Changing Languages ............................................................................. 56
Sun/Moon Display ................................................................................ 56
Accessing the Sun/Moon Screen ................................................................... 56
Changing the Sun/Moon Date ..................................................................... 56
Changing the Sun/Moon Position ................................................................ 57
Fish/Hunt Times Display ...................................................................... 57
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Accessing the Fish/Hunt Screen ................................................................... 57
Changing the Fish/Hunt Date ..................................................................... 57
Changing the Fish/Hunt Position ................................................................ 57
SporTrak Alarms ................................................................................... 58
Setting the Arrival Alarm ............................................................................. 58
Setting the Anchor Alarm ............................................................................ 58
Setting the XTE Alarm ................................................................................ 58
Setting the GPS Fix Alarm ........................................................................... 58
Using the Simulator .............................................................................. 59
Turning on the Simulator - Auto Mode ....................................................... 59
Turning on the Simulator - User Mode ........................................................ 59
Turning the Simulator Off ........................................................................... 59
About Screen... ...................................................................................... 60
Help Screen .......................................................................................... 60
Frequently Asked Questions
General ................................................................................................. 61
Waypoints/Database ............................................................................. 62
Navigation Screens ................................................................................ 63
Routes ................................................................................................... 63
Alarms .................................................................................................. 63
Output Data ......................................................................................... 63
Appendix
Troubleshooting .................................................................................... 65
Waypoint Icons ..................................................................................... 66
Contacting Magellan ............................................................................. 67
Specifications ........................................................................................ 68
Accessories ............................................................................................ 69
MapSend™ Streets ............................................................................... 70
Connecting to External Devices ............................................................ 71
Connecting to External Power Source ................................................... 72
WAAS ................................................................................................... 73
Glossary ................................................................................................ 74
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Welcome and congratulations on your purchase of one of the Magellan SporTrak
GPS mapping receivers. The SporTrak has all the features that a sailor,
fisherman, hiker, hunter, or any person involved with outdoor recreational
activities has come to expect from a Magellan GPS receiver. In addition to these
features, the SporTrak offers the ability to display your location on detailed city
maps providing you with a complete navigation tool that will last you for years to
come.
Magellan has been a leader in the hand-held GPS market since introducing the
world’s first commercial, hand-held GPS receiver in 1989. Since that time
Magellan has continued to equip the outdoorsman and consumer markets with
navigational receivers, all the way from the first GPS receiver for under $100 to
automotive receivers with turn-by-turn routing capabilities.
Before you begin, make sure that your package includes all of the items listed on
the packing list. Magellan is a trademark name for Thales Navigation.
This User Manual is divided into six chapters; Introduction, Setting Up the
SporTrak, Basic Operation, Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and
Appendix. Each of these chapters will be explained briefly so you can tell which
ones are right for you. A glossary and index are provided after the Appendix as
well.
Setting Up the SporTrak: This chapter will show you how to prepare the
SporTrak for use. Instructions will include how to install the
batteries, how to select the languages and how to initialize the
SporTrak.
Basic Operation: This chapter provides you with step-by-step instructions for
using the basic functions of the SporTrak. This chapter will explain
getting a position fix, viewing the Map screen, saving a waypoint and
using a GOTO. Knowing these four basic steps will enable you to
use the SporTrak for most things you will want to do.
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Reference Guide: Here you will find step-by-step instructions for all of the
features found in the SporTrak. This chapter is set up in a way that
you can quickly and easily find the feature you are looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions: This chapter is aimed at answering some of the
more basic questions that you may have about your SporTrak, the
global positioning system (GPS) and using the SporTrak to its fullest.
Experienced GPS users will probably not find any new information in
this chapter but new GPS users may find many of their questions
answered here.
Appendix: Sections containing information about connecting your SporTrak to
external devices, accessories, troubleshooting and specifications can be
found in the Appendix.
Glossary: A glossary is provided explaining some of the terms and abbreviations
found in the SporTrak and this manual that may not be familiar to all
users.
It’s time to begin using your SporTrak. Don’t be overwhelmed with the size of
the manual as we have tried to give enough information for the beginning user as
well as provide the experienced users with the specifications and features that they
are looking for.
The most important thing to us is to be sure that you are completely satisfied
with your SporTrak and the accompanying documentation. If you have any
ideas, suggestions or even a complaint, please pass them along to us through our
web site (www.magellangps.com) or by mail.
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Setting up the SporTrak is a simple three-step process: installing the
batteries, selecting the language to be used and initializing the SporTrak.
The Magellan SporTrak uses two AA batteries that are installed from the
back through the battery cover. You can expect to get up to 15 hours of
usage on two AA batteries with the backlight turned off.
To remove the battery compartment, loosen the
retaining screw at the bottom of the battery
compartment. The battery compartment will come
free from the SporTrak and you can slide it out.
Install two AA batteries observing the correct polarity.
Slide the battery compartment back into the SporTrak
and tighten the retaining screw. Do not overtighten
the retaining screw.
How much time do I have to replace the batteries? Any
waypoints or routes you have created are stored in permanent
memory with the batteries removed. Present position and time data
is not stored in permanent memory but will be held in memory for
at least 12 hours without batteries installed.
Always turn the SporTrak off before removing the batteries
or turning off external power. Failure to do so can cause loss
or corruption of data.
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The first time you use your SporTrak (or if memory has been completely
erased) you will be asked to select the language that you want to use. Use the
UP/DOWN arrows on the keypad to highlight the language you desire.
With the language highlighted, press the ENTER button. You can select
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Dutch or
Swedish.
You can change the language at any time by accessing the Languages option
of the Setup Menu. (See Changing Languages in the Reference Section of the
User Manual.)
The final step in setting up the SporTrak is to initialize the receiver for
first-time use. This will help your SporTrak begin computing your position
in the fastest manner possible.
The reason for initialization is to speed up the process for computing the
first position fix when the SporTrak has no last position computed in
memory (i.e., when the SporTrak is brand new or memory has been
cleared). This gives the SporTrak an approximate indication of where it is
located so it can use its satellite almanac (stored in permanent memory) to
estimate what satellites are overhead and which ones it should be looking
for.
Follow these instructions to initialize the SporTrak.
Turning the SporTrak On
Press
[PWR]
The SporTrak turns on and displays the start-up screen and a
warning screen.
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Press
[ENTER]. (You have 10 seconds to press
[ENTER]
or the SporTrak will shut off.)
The SporTrak displays a
message box indicating that
the receiver needs to be
initialized.
Press
[ENTER].
Enter Your Approximate Position (Initialize)
Use the Up/Down arrows on the keypad to
highlight your general region.
Press
[ENTER].
Use the Up/Down arrows on the keypad to
highlight your area.
Press
[ENTER].
The cursor appears in the time field, waiting
for you to input your local time. Set your
local time using the arrow keys. Be sure that
you set the AM/PM indicator.
Note: After the SporTrak starts to pick up
signals from any satellite, it will
automatically update the time using the
satellite’s atomic clock.
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To use the arrow keys to edit a field, follow the simple diagram below.
Editing
moves the cursor block left or right.
Pressing right arrow
results in:
increments the value up or down.
Pressing up arrow
results in:
When the time is correct, press
[ENTER].
The last piece of information needed is
the date. Using the arrow keys, enter the
present date.
Press
[ENTER].
All the information that the SporTrak
needs to speed up the process of
computing its first fix has been entered
and the Done button is highlighted.
To complete the initialization process, press
[ENTER].
The Satellite Status screen is displayed and the
SporTrak begins acquiring the data from the
satellites. You can begin using the SporTrak
beginning with the Basic Operation described in
the next chapter or you can turn the SporTrak
off. If you turn the SporTrak off, all of the
information you just entered will be saved.
To turn the SporTrak off, press
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[PWR].
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For many of you this will be your first introduction into using a GPS
receiver as a navigational tool. With all of the features and functions
provided with the SporTrak, it may seem a bit intimidating at first. Don’t
worry. There are only a few things you need to know to use the SporTrak.
They will be discussed here in detail. Other features and functions can be
found in the Reference Section of the User Manual.
SporTrak GPS Receiver
OUT Zooms
out the
display of the
Map screen.
(Press once to
zoom one level,
press and hold to
quickly move
through the zoom
levels.)
NAV Accesses the
various
navigation screens.
MENU Accesses
menus for
displayed
screens. Also
provides access
to waypoint,
route and setup
functions.
GOTO (dual
function key) GOTO is used to
create a direct route to
any waypoint stored in
memory. This key is
also used to MARK a
position.
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IN Zooms in
the
display of the
Map screen. (Press
once to zoom one
level, press and hold
to quickly move
through the zoom
levels.)
ENTER Confirms
data entries
or menu
selections.
ESC - Cancels
the operation
of the last button
pressed. Also scrolls
through the NAV
screens in reverse
order.
PWR - Turns the
SporTrak on/off.
Also used to turn the
display backlight on/
off.
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Turning the SporTrak On
You have 10
seconds to press
ENTER accepting
the warning or the
SporTrak will shut
off.
The last navigation screen you were viewing will be displayed. If the
last navigation screen view was the Map screen, the last zoom scale
setting will be used.
Turning the SporTrak Off
Pressing the POWER
button again will turn off
the SporTrack
immediately.
PWR
Pressing ESC will cancel
the power down
sequence.
The display backlight can be set to one of three levels (low, high or
off ).
Press and
hold for 2
seconds
Press and
hold for 2
seconds
Display
backlight
illuminates
(low)
Press and
hold for 2
seconds
Display
backlight
illuminates
(high)
Display
backlight
turns off
The backlight causes severe drain on the batteries in the
SporTrak. To prevent accidently turning the backlight on and
leaving it on, the SporTrak will turn the backlight off when
there has been no button presses for 4 minutes. Pressing any
button will turn the backlight back on in this instance. You can
change the time delay for the backlight in Setup.
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from any
screen
Use up/down
arrows to
highlight
Contrast
The menu display may
differ slightly
depending upon which
screen it was
accessed from.
Use left/right
arrows to
adjust the
contrast.
Because the SporTrak attains information it needs
from satellites orbiting the earth, the antenna needs to
have a relatively unobstructed view of the sky. This allows the
SporTrak to choose from all satellites currently available.
If the view of the sky is poor due to large cliffs or buildings, heavy
foliage or other obstructions, the satellite signals can be blocked and
the receiver may take longer to compute a position fix.
You can observe the signal strength and the satellites being used on the
Satellite Status screen (described in the next
section).
Holding the SporTrak. The receiver is
designed to fit comfortably in your hand.
Hold the SporTrak in the palm of your hand
with the antenna pointing towards the sky.
The SporTrak has seven navigation screens: Map screen, Compass screen,
Large Data screen, two Position screens, Road screen, and Sat Status screen.
They will be described briefly here. More detailed information on the
different screens can be found in the Reference chapter of the User Manual.
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Map Screen The Map screen has two modes,
position or cursor. In the position mode, your present
position is indicated by the large arrow icon in the
center of the display. If you are moving, the arrow will
point in the direction that you are heading. At the
bottom of the screen is the scale for the map displayed
and two data fields that can be customized, or turned
off, depending upon your needs.
In the Cursor Mode, you are provided with a cursor that
can be moved on the map. At the bottom of the display
is the information for the position of the cursor relative
to your present position. Also any points of interest that
the cursor is over will be shown.
To access the Cursor Mode, press any arrow on the
keypad. A crosshair appears that can be moved with the
arrow keys.
To return to the Position Mode, press
[ESC]. The
cursor will disappear and the present position icon will appear centered on
the map.
Compass Screen. This is a handy screen to have at your
fingertips while you are navigating. It is totally
customizable to display the information that is useful to
you. The lower portion of the Compass screen not only
displays your heading in a graphical manner, but also
displays the relationship of the sun, moon and your
destination (if navigating on a route) to your heading.
Large Data Screen. The Large Data screen is similar to
the Compass screen but here the compass has been
removed to allow for large display of the navigation data.
Ideal for when you have your SporTrak mounted on the
dashboard of a boat using the optional swivel mounting
bracket. Even from a distance the information can be
read with ease.
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Position Screens. The Position screens 1 and 2 display
your present position using the coordinate systems that you
have selected in Setup. This screen shows all of the basic
position, time and satellite information. In addition,
current navigation information is shown in the bottom half
of the screen.
Road Screen. The Road screen presents your route as if
you were travelling on a road. When you need to make a
turn, the road will graphically display the turn and the
direction. Waypoint and destination icons will be
displayed relative to your position as they come into view.
Above the road is a compass that displays your heading
and above that are four customizable data fields.
Satellite Status Screen. The Sat Status screen provides
you with a graphical display of the satellites in view and
which ones are being used to compute the navigation
data. The bar graph shows you the relative signal
strength being received for each satellite. At the bottom
of the display is an indication of the battery life
remaining. When you are using external power, it will be
indicated here as well.
From any screen other than a navigation screen, pressing
[NAV]
returns you to the last navigation screen viewed. Note that if you are
inputting data, pressing
[NAV] will return you to the last navigation
screen but your inputs will not be saved.
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A waypoint is a point on a map that you can name and save in the SporTrak.
They are primarily used for creating routes. Whether the route is a simple
GOTO or a more complex multileg route, it needs stored waypoints to use
as its starting and destination point.
Saving a Waypoint with a Receiver-Generated Name
[MENU]. Use the arrows to highlight
From any screen, press
“Mark” and press
[ENTER].
The “Save” button is highlighted and you can
press
[ENTER] to save the waypoint using
the default name and icon.
You can later go back and edit any of the
waypoint information through the Database
Menu or you can change the information now
following the guidelines below. (See Waypoints in
the Reference chapter of the User Manual.)
Saving a Waypoint with a User-Input Icon and Name
From any screen, press
“Mark” and press
[MENU]. Use the arrows to highlight
[ENTER].. Use the UP/DOWN arrows and
notice that the highlight moves from field to
field and then back to “Save.”
Highlight the Icon field using the UP/DOWN
arrows. Press
[ENTER].
The Icon Select window is displayed. Use the
arrow keypad to move from one icon to another
with the name of the icon displayed at the top.
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As a reference tool, all of the icons and their names are
listed in the Reference Chapter of the User Manual.
When you have highlighted the icon you want to use,
press
[ENTER].
The cursor is now highlighting the Waypoint Name
field. With the Name field highlighted, press
[ENTER]. The input keyboard is displayed. The very
top of the keyboard window shows you what field you
are changing, in this case the Name field.
You can now use the arrow keypad to select the character you wish to
enter. With the character highlighted, press
[ENTER] and the
character is appended to the name you are entering and displayed in
the field above the keys. (Note: waypoint names can be up to 8
characters in length.)
Highlighting “Back” and pressing
[ENTER] erases the last
character you entered.
Highlighting “Clear” and pressing
[ENTER] clears the entire
name.
Highlighting the space bar and pressing
Highlighting “Shift” and pressing
[ENTER] adds a space.
[ENTER] displays the lower
case letters and some additional punctuation marks.
When you have the name the way you want it, highlight “OK” and
press
[ENTER]. You are returned to the Mark screen with the
new name displayed.
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SHORTCUT: There is a shortcut to accessing the Mark screen that
you may find easier to use than accessing Mark from the Main
Menu. If you press the
[GOTO] key and hold it down for 2-3
seconds, the Mark Waypoint Screen is displayed.
Entering a Message
As many as 200 waypoints can have a message assigned to it. This comes
in handy in further identifying the waypoint. If this was a waypoint for a
friend’s house or business, you could add a phone number or any other
information that you find useful.
Is there a limit to the number of waypoints I can store in the
SporTrak? Yes, the SporTrak will store up to 500 user waypoints in
memory. If you should ever get that many and need to input more,
you will have to delete ones that you no longer need to make room.
A GOTO route is simply a route with a start point and a single destination
point: I am here and I want to go to there. All that is required to create a
GOTO route is having the destination waypoint saved in memory. This
waypoint can be one that you have saved earlier (which is stored in your
User Waypoint List) or any of the landmarks that come with the SporTrak
in its built-in database.
Press
GOTO. The first thing that has to be done is to select the
destination waypoint. This is done by accessing the waypoint database.
The first screen is used to select the category of the database that the
waypoint is in and how it will be found, alphabetically or nearest to your
position, a city or the cursor.
Selecting a Destination Waypoint from Database using “Near Position”
Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight the category that your destination
waypoint is in. Use the LEFT/RIGHT arrows to select how the waypoints
are displayed, Alphabetical, Near Position, Near City or Near Cursor. In
this case, you will be using “Near Position”.
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The example shown here is a sample of a City Waypoint List.
This is a sample of a Nearest City Waypoint list for
Magellan. Your screen will look different.
Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight your choice of
waypoint to be your destination and press
[ENTER].
The GOTO route is now active and you are returned to the last viewed
navigation screen.
Selecting a Destination Waypoint from the Database using “Alphabetical”
Highlight any category other than User, and press the LEFT/RIGHT
arrows to select a Find By of “Alphabetical”. Press
[ENTER]. (In this
example, Cities was selected and this is how the screen appears.)
Using the arrow keys to navigate the displayed keyboard, begin typing in
the name of the waypoint (destination) you are looking for.
For example, suppose your destination was to be Los
Angeles. Use the keypad to highlight the letter “L” and
press
[ENTER]. Notice how the name is changed
to the first city stored in the SporTrak’s memory that
begins with the letter “L” and that the cursor has moved
to the next letter in the city name. (You can move the
cursor back if you made a mistake by highlighting the
“<-” button on the keyboard and press
[ENTER].)
Since we are looking for Los Angeles, we need to highlight the “O” next
and press
[ENTER]. Then the “S” and press
[ENTER].
To add a space, highlight the “space bar” and press
[ENTER]. (Also,
you can use the “->” button to move the cursor to the right if you want to
skip the letter the cursor is indicating.)
You don’t need to spell out the entire word. The attempt here is to get close
to the name so you won’t need to scroll very far during the next step. As a
guide, entering the first five letters should be sufficient. When you are
satisfied with what you have entered, highlight “OK” and press
[ENTER].
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The list of all the waypoints for the category you selected, in this case cities,
is displayed with the waypoint that was previously selected at the top of the
list. Now just use the Up/Down arrows to highlight the waypoint you are
looking for and press
[ENTER].
For this example, you would highlight Los Angeles and press
[ENTER]. The Map screen is displayed and the SporTrak will begin
computing all of the necessary information needed to get you to your
destination.
The SporTrak has the ability to provide you with the tools you’ll need to
navigate to your destination. You have the choice of three customizable
screens that display the information that you need in the layout that you
desire. Hikers may find the compass screen perfect for them while boaters
may prefer the Large Data or Map screen. For you, the Map screen may
have all the information you’ll ever require.
Press
[NAV] until the navigation screen you want is displayed.
If you selected the Map screen, you will see your position icon in the center
of the screen with a line drawn for you on the map, graphically displaying
the GOTO route.
Note that this route is line of sight (LOS) or “as the crow flies.” The
SporTrak does not compute the route using streets and highways providing
a turn-by-turn routing. You’ll find very quickly that you can easily use the
roads and highways displayed on the Map screen and compare them to the
displayed route and get to your destination simply.
GOTO routes are NOT saved in memory when the SporTrak
is turned off. If you are navigating on a GOTO route and you
need to turn the SporTrak off, you will need to restart the
GOTO. Routes, however, are stored in memory. If you need
to make a GOTO but expect to turn the SporTrak off before
arriving, you might consider making a 1-leg route using the
route menu.
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This concludes the basic operation of the Magellan SporTrak, but there is
so much more. More detailed information can be found in the Reference
Section of the User Manual.
If this is your first time using a GPS receiver, you should take some time
now to get comfortable with the NAV screens and begin saving some
waypoints at different locations. An ideal way to get used to using the
Magellan SporTrak is to go outside your house and obtain a position fix.
(An easy way to see that you are computing a position fix is to view the Sat
Status screen. When you see “3D” in the upper right corner, you are
computing fixes.) Now view the Map screen. Chances are you will see
some familiar streets being displayed.
Now that the SporTrak has told you where you are, save this location into
memory by pressing
MENU, selecting Mark from the list and pressing
ENTER. Now would be a good time to practice using the keypad to
enter a new name for this waypoint. “Home” would be a good choice.
When you have finished inputting a name and you’ve highlighted DONE
and pressed
ENTER, you will be back at the Map screen. Notice there
is now an icon displayed for the waypoint you just created.
Next, go to the store, a friend’s house or any location away from where you
are now. Repeat the process of “Marking” this position. (Be sure you are
computing fixes before saving the position.) Now you should have two
distinct waypoints saved in your SporTrak.
Using the simple instructions provided here, press
“User” and press
GOTO, highlight
ENTER. Now use the up/down arrows to highlight
the “Home” waypoint (if you called it that) and press
ENTER. The
Magellan SporTrak will now begin computing all of the information you
need to return to your home. As you are travelling, notice the different
NAV screens and witness the data changing as you are moving. (Don’t view
the SporTrak screen if you are driving, let the passenger do that.)
Everything else the SporTrak can do for you is based on the simple exercise
you just performed and when you are comfortable doing this, everything
else will be a simple building block on what you already know.
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Turn the SporTrak On — Applies power to the SporTrak and displays last
NAV screen viewed. During power-up the first screen shows the
software and map database versions currently loaded in the SporTrak.
The second screen gives a warning that must be read. After reading the
warning press ENTER to proceed. (If you do not press ENTER, the
SporTrak will shut off after 10 seconds.)
You have 10
seconds to press
ENTER accepting
the warning or the
SporTrak will shut
off.
Turn the SporTrak Off — Shuts down the SporTrak.
Press ESC to abort
before 5 seconds has
elapsed.
During the 5 second countdown, pressing the POWER key again will
shut the SporTrak off immediately.
Using the Display Backlight — Illuminates the display for easier viewing
in dark surroundings. Use only as needed as the backlight causes a large
drain on the batteries. An automatic timer will turn the backlight off
when a button has not been pressed for a selected duration. (See “Setup”
to change the settings for the automaic timer).
Press and hold
for 2 seconds.
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Adjusting the Display Contrast — Sets the contrast of the display for easy
viewing in most lighting conditions.
from any
screen
Use up/down
arrows to
highlight
Contrast
The menu display may
differ slightly
depending upon which
screen it was
accessed from.
Use left/right
arrows to
adjust the
contrast.
Selecting NAV Screens — The NAV button provides a means of accessing
the navigation screens. (Note: the sequence displayed is when all eight
navigation screens are turned on. Screens turned off in Setup will not be
displayed.)
Navigation Screen
Sequence
Map Screen
Compass Screen
Large Data Screen
Position Screen
Road Screen
Sat Status Screen
Returning to Last Viewed NAV Screen — Pressing the NAV button
returns the SporTrak to the last NAV Screen viewed.
(Note: if the NAV button is pressed from a screen where data
is being input, the data will not be saved.)
The Map screen is the very heart of the SporTrak. The Map screen has two
modes: Position and Cursor.
In the Position Mode, the map is centered around your present position with an
arrow cursor indicating your position and points in the direction you are
heading. Two customizable data fields are presented at the bottom of the display.
If you require to see more of the map you can also turn off these data fields.
Information as to how to customize this screen follows this brief description of
the Map screen.
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Present
Position Icon
Track History
Map Scale
Indicator
Data
Fields
Present Position Icon
The Present Position Icon
graphically displays your position
on the map. While you are
moving it will point in the
direction you are heading.
If the SporTrak is not computing
positions, this icon is replaced
with an hourglass icon.
Map Scale Indicator
Provides the scale for the map.
The number displayed represents
approximately 1/4 of the screen’s
width. Scale can be changed with
the IN and OUT buttons.
Track History
Dotted line on the map displays
the history of where you have
travelled since the last time you
cleared the Track History (see
Clear Memory in the Reference
Chapter.)
Data Fields
These fields display navigational
information for viewing on the
Map screen. They are both
customizable with 13 data types
possible.
Both of the data fields can be
turned on or off allowing more
viewable map area.
Both features (customize and
turning the data on/off) can be
accessed from the MENU button.
Position Mode
If you require to see more of the map you can also turn off these data fields.
Information as to how to customize this screen follows this brief description of
the Map screen.
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In the Cursor Mode, you are provided with a cursor that can be moved on the
map. At the bottom of the display is the information for the position of the
cursor relative to your present position. Also any points of interest that the
cursor is over will be shown.
To access the Cursor Mode, press any arrow on the keypad. A crosshair appears
that can be moved with the arrow keys.
To return to the Position Mode, press [ESC]. The cursor will disappear and the
present position icon will appear centered on the map.
Cursor
Icon
Map Scale
Indicator
Waypoint
Name
Cursor
Information
Block
Cursor Icon
Waypoint Name
The Cursor Icon pinpoints the
Whenever the cursor is over a
location you have selected by
map object, the name of the map
using the arrow keys.
object is displayed, otherwise the
word “cursor” appears. The data
Map Scale Indicator
Provides the scale for the map.
The number displayed represents
approximately 1/4 of the screen’s
width. Scale can be changed with
shown in the information block is
the heading and distance from
your present position to the
cursor.
the ZOOM IN and ZOOM OUT
buttons.
Cursor Mode
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Setting the Map Detail — The detail of the map can be set to highest,
high, medium, low or lowest. This changes the zoom level that different
map objects (cities, highways, labels, etc.) are displayed. If you have set
a zoom level and the display is too cluttered, set the map detail to a
lower level; conversely set it to a higher level to view more detail. The
default is Medium.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use arrows to
highlight the
“Detail” field
Use arrows to select
the desired Map
Detail level
Map Screen Legend
Present Position Cursor
(Pointer )
Panning Cursor
Not Computing Fixes
Waypoint
(Crosshair )
(Hourglass)
Displayed with the icon
selected for that waypoint.
Oceans
- dark gray
State Lines
- black line
Rivers
- light gray
Lakes
- dark gray
Swamps
- light gray grid
Railroads
- light gray
Interstate Roads
- double black
line
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- black line
Roads
- black line
National Parks
- light gray grid
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Customizing the Map Display — The Map screen can be customized
for your individual needs and requirements. You can select what is being
displayed on the map as well as what additional data will be presented at
the bottom of the screen. Customization is broken into two parts; what
items are displayed on the map and what data fields (if any) are
displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Selecting Map Items
Turning On/Off Display Waypoints — Turns on or off the waypoints
on the Map screen. Default is On.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use L/R
arrows to
select
“Display” tab
Use U/D
arrows to
select
“Waypoints”
Turning On/Off Track Lines — As you move, your track history is
normally displayed on the map screen represented by a dashed line. This
function allows you to turn off or on these lines. Default is On.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use L/R
arrows to
select
“Display” tab
Use U/D
arrows to
select “Track
Lines”
Turning On/Off Topographic Lines — [Available only if a map has
been uploaded from a Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States
CD-ROM] This function will hide all topo lines and topographic
information. Default is On.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use L/R
arrows to
select
“Display” tab
Use U/D
arrows to
select “Topo
Lines”
Turning On/Off Displayed POI’s — [Available only if a map has been
uploaded from a Magellan MapSend Streets and Destinations or
MapSend Topo for the United States CD-ROM] Allows you to select
which, if any, POIs that have been uploaded from a MapSend product
to be displayed. Default is On.
From
the MAP
Screen
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Map Setup
Use L/R
arrows to
select
“Display” tab
Use U/D
arrows to
select POI
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Globally Turn Map Items On/Off — If you have uploaded map data
from a MapSend product, you will notice that the list of POIs can be
extremely lengthy. To aide you in the customization of the display you
can turn everything on or off globally.
To turn off all map items, follow these instructions.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use L/R
arrows to
select
“Display” tab
Use U/D
arrows to
select
Clear All
After you have turned off all of the map items, you can go back and just
select the POIs that you want to view. Please note that this function
will also turn off waypoints, track lines and, if applicable, topo lines. Be
sure to turn these back on if you want to see them.
Inversely, to globally turn on all of the map items, follow the above steps
but select “Mark All” instead of “Clear All”.
Setting Up Map Data Fields — The following options are available ONLY
if you are in the Position Mode of the Map screen. If you are in the
cursor mode, press the ESC key and the display will snap back to the
Position Mode with the arrow icon displaying your present postion. (If
you are not clear on which mode you are in, the simpliest way to
determine it is to see what cursor is displayed; an arrow indicates
Position and a crosshair indicates Cursor. If you press the ESC key and
the display changes to another Nav Screen you were in the Position
Mode and you can press NAV to return to the map.
Turning Data Fields On/Off — This option allows you to turn on or
off the two information fields that are displayed on the Map screen.
Turning these off allows for more of the map to be displayed. Default is
SHOW.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Hide Map Info
or
Show Map Info
When Map Info is hidden and the map is in the cursor mode, the
bearing (BRG) and distance (DIS) to the cursor is shown in the bottom
left corner of the map replacing the scale. (Note: if you have uploaded
topographic information from Magellan’s MapSend Topo for the United
States CD-ROM, the elevation at the cursor’s location is displayed, not
the bearing and distance.) If the cursor happens to be on a map object,
the name of the object is displayed.
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Selecting the Data Fields — This function allows you to select which
data fields are to be displayed. You can choose from Customize Fields,
Street Information or, if topographic information is loaded, you can
select Horizontal Profile or Terrain Projection. If you select either
Horizontal Profile or Terrain Projection and you do not have
topographic information loaded a warning screen is displayed.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Customize
Use U/D
arrows to
select desired
information
Two Data Fields Description — This option displays two boxes at the
bottom of the map that can display data that you choose. Displaying
these data fields is the default for the SporTrak.
Changing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is
being displayed to 1 of 13 different data options (bearing, distance,
speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time,
or date). Note: If you have selected Hide Map Info, this option will
not be available in the menu. Also, you must have the Two Data
Fields displayed on the Map screen to be able to customize them.
Press [ESC] when you are done to leave the customize mode.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Customize
Use L/R arrows to highlight
the title for the data field
to be changed
Use U/D arrows to
highlight
Customize Fields
Use arrows to
select new data
type
Street Information Description — This mode just displays the name of
the street close to your present position.
Horizontal Profile Description — This mode displays at the bottom of the
Map screen a graphical representation of the horizon at a fixed distance
from your present position. This fixed distance is equal to the map scale
you have selected for the Map screen, so as you zoom in or out, the
horizon displayed will change. In the Horizon Profile mode, you will
also notice a line projected out from your present position icon to a
shorter perpendicular line. The intersection of the two lines indicates
the location on the map where the horizon is being computed. (This
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function requires that map data has been
uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for
the United States and that your present
position as well as the projected horizon falls
within the area uploaded.)
You should note that when you select
Horizontal Profile, your Map Orientation will
change to “Track Up” so you may need to
change that when you are done viewing the
horizontal profile. If you change Orientation
to something other then Track Up while viewing the Horizontal Profile,
the default Two Data Fields is displayed. Changing the Orientation
back to “Track Up” will revert back to the Horizontal Profile.
Also, you must be zoomed in to a scale of 0.80 miles or closer for the
horizontal profile to be displayed. Zoom scales higher then 0.80 miles
will cause the data displayed to change to the Two Data Fields and will
change back to Horizontal Profile as you zoom in to 0.80 miles and
below.
Terrain Projection Description — This feature allows you to view the
terrain directly ahead of you graphically. It is computed from your
present position and extends in a straight line to the top of your display.
This provides you with instantaneous information on what terrain
elevations are directly in front of you. Your present position and
elevation are indicated at the left side of the display. The maximum
elevation for the terrain ahead of you is displayed above the graph, next
to the map scale indicator. (This function requires that map data has
been uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States and
that your present position as well as the projected horizon falls within
the area uploaded.)
Like Horizontal Profile, you must be zoomed in to a scale of 0.80 miles
or closer for the projected terrain to be displayed. Zoom scales higher
then 0.80 miles will cause the data displayed to change to the Two Data
Fields and will change back to Terrain Projection as you zoom in to 0.80
miles and below.
You should note that when you select Terrain Projection your Map
Orientation will change to “Track Up” so you may need to change that
when you are done viewing the projected terrain. If you change
Orientation to something other then Track Up while viewing the
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Terrain Projection, the default Two Data Fields is displayed. Changing
the Orientation back to “Track Up” will revert back to the projected
terrain.
Changing the Map Orientation — You can change how the map is
orientated on the screen to either North Up, Course Up or Track Up.
Default is North Up.
Highlight
From
the MAP
Screen
Map Setup
Use arrows to
highlight the
“Orientation” field
Use arrows to select
the desired Map
Orientation
North Up
Course Up
Track Up
North is at the top of the screen.
The heading of the active leg of the active route is at the
top of the screen. If no route is active, North Up
orientation is used until a route is activated.
Your heading (i.e., the direction you are travelling) is at
the top of the screen.
Selecting Primary Usage — The SporTrak can be set to either Land or
Marine Usage. When in Land (default), the map displays land areas in
white and water areas as dark gray. For marine applications it may be
desirable to reverse the display, showing water as white and land as dark
gray. This will make reading some of the data information on the water
easier.
From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use arrows to
highlight the
“Primary Usage”
field
Use arrows to select
Land or Marine
Selecting Track Mode — Allows you to set how often the SporTrak stores
track points. Setting the mode to “OFF” stops the SporTrak from saving
any new track points. In “Auto” or “Auto Detailed” mode, the SporTrak
uses a method for track point storage that maximizes memory. Using
Auto, you will see more points on and near turns and less points on
straight stretches of the map. You also have the option of selecting fixed
intervals for track point storage.
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From
the MAP
Screen
Highlight
Map Setup
Use arrows to
highlight the
“Track Mode” field
Use arrows to
select Mode
Setting the Track Mode to “OFF” will cause severe
limitations to the ability of your SporTrak to create a
backtrack route. The same temporary waypoints used to
create the displayed track are used to compute a backtrack
route. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you use
the “Auto” Track Mode whenever possible.
Auto vs. Auto Detailed. You will notice two of the options for the
Track Mode are Auto (default) and Auto Detailed. Basically, both
options behave the same. While your are travelling in a straight line,
only a few track points are taken, but as you turn the SporTrak increases
the rate of track points. This allows for a good representation of your
track with minimal track points stored. Auto Detailed performs exactly
the same as Auto, but has the base rate of track points saved increased.
This allows a more detailed track then Auto to be taken, while at the
same time saving memory over a fixed rate.
Using Vertical Profile — Vertical Profile
displays the elevation as a graphical display
for the option you select.
Only Track History is available for this
function if MapSend Topo for the United
States map data is not uploaded. (Path
Check is shown as an available function but
will not display the vertical profile, however it
can be used to graphically create a route. See
the information on Path Check for more
details.) If a topographic map has been
uploaded, you have the additional options of selecting Path Check,
Route or Highlighted Road.
While viewing the vertical profile screen, you can use the left and right
arrows to move the profile accordingly. The vertical dashed line in the
middle of the profile plot provides the elevation for that point on the
profile.
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Selecting Vertical Profile — Note, not all options for Vertical Profile are
available at all times. For example, if you have a topographical map
loaded but the cursor or present position is not on a road, the option
“Highlighted road” will not be displayed.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Vert. Profile
ENTER
Select
option
ENTER
Track History Description — This option displays the vertical profile
of the track that is stored in the SporTrak. If you have cleared your
track, either with the Clear Track option or clearing memory, Track
History cannot be accessed.
Highlighted Road Vertical Profile Description — (Available only with
map data uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United
States.) If the cursor or your present position is on a road and you have
topographic maps loaded, you can view the vertical profile for the road
you have selected.
Route Vertical Profile Description — (Available only with map data
uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States.) If you
have at least one route stored in memory, you can view the vertical
profile for the route. After selecting Vertical Profile, you will be asked to
select the route you want to plot.
Path Check Description — Path check performs two functions. First,
it allows you to create a path on the Map screen graphically and then
view this path’s vertical profile (assuming that you have uploaded a topo
map). You can also save this path as a route, allowing an additional
method of creating a route.
After selecting Path Check from the Vert. Profile menu, you will be
returned to the Map screen where you can begin to lay out your path.
Using the arrow keypad, move the cursor to the desired location of the
path’s beginning and press [GOTO]. Now use the arrow keypad to
move to a new location and press [GOTO]. Notice a thick line has
been drawn between the two points. Continue moving the cursor and
pressing [GOTO] until your path is complete. When it is done, press
[ENTER] and the vertical profile for the path is displayed.
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When you are done viewing the Vertical Profile of the path you created,
press ESC to return to the map screen. Now you can continue adding
legs to the path.
Tip: You can convert this path into a stored route by simply pressing
the MENU key and selecting the Save To Route option.
Destination
Name
Data Fields
Destination
Icon
Heading
Marker
Destination Name
When you are navigating on a
GOTO or multileg route, the name
of the destination is placed here.
For multileg routes, the name
displayed is the name of the
destination for the leg of the route
you are presently navigating on.
Data Fields
Customizable data fields. The data
displayed can be selected from 13
different options. Customizing is
accessed through the MENU
button. Some of the data displayed
requires you to be moving to be
computed, invalid data is indicated
by dashes.
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Sun/Moon
Position
Markers
Compass
Compass/Heading Marker
When you have an active route, the
heading marker will point on the
compass in the direction of the
destination. Note that you need to
be moving for this data to be valid.
Destination Icon
When you are travelling on a route,
an icon representing the
destination of the leg or GOTO is
displayed outside the compass.
This provides you with the direction
you need to head to arrive at the
destination. When you are on
course and heading straight for the
destination, the destination icon
will be lined up with the heading
marker.
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Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is
being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed,
heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date)
for any of the two fields.
From the
Compass
Screen
Highlight
Customize
Use arrows to
highlight the title
for the data field to
be changed
Use arrows to
select new
data type
Destination
Name
Data Fields
Destination Name
Data Fields
When you are navigating on a
Customizable data fields. The
GOTO or multileg route, the name
data displayed can be selected
of the destination is placed here.
from 13 different options.
For multileg routes, the name
Customizing is accessed through
displayed is the name of the
the MENU button. Some of the
destination for the leg of the route
data displayed requires you to be
you are presently navigating on.
moving to be computed, invalid
data is indicated by dashes.
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Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is
being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed,
heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date)
for any of the four fields.
From the
Large Data
Screen
Highlight
Customize
Use arrows to
highlight the title
for the data field to
be changed
Use arrows to
select new
data type
The Position screens 1 and 2 simply display your present position using the
coordinate systems that you have selected in Setup. The Position 1 screen shows
all of the basic position, time and satellite information, all on one screen. In
addition, current navigation information is shown on the bottom half of the
screen.
Selecting the Position Screen — Allows you to toggle between the two
Position screens. This allows the same position to be displayed in
different coordinate systems. This is useful when comparing navigation
data between devices and charts that use different coordinate systems.
The screen viewed can be changed by pressing the Left or Right arrows
while viewing the Position screen.
You can change the coordinate system displayed by following the
instructions in Setup - Selecting the Coordinate System.
Resetting the Trip Odometer — Resets the trip odometer to 0000.00.
From the
Position
Screen
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Highlight
Confirm?
Reset Trip
Yes or No
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Present
Position
Coordinates
and Elevation
Current Time
and Date
GPS Status
Data Fields
Trip
Odometer
Use the Left/Right Arrows to toggle between Position 1 and Position 2
Present Position Coordinates
Data Fields
and Elevation
Customizable data fields. The
Displays your present position in the
data displayed can be selected
coordinate system chosen in Setup.
from 13 different options.
Also displays the elevation of the
Customizing is accessed through
present position. If the SporTrak is
the MENU button. Some of the
not computing position fixes, the
data displayed requires you to be
last computed position is displayed.
moving to be computed, invalid
GPS Status
data is indicated by dashes.
Provides information on the current
Trip Odometer
status of the GPS receiver portion of
The odometer performs like the
the SporTrak.
odometer in your car. It can be
reset through the MENU button.
Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is
being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed,
heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date)
for any of the two fields.
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From the
Position
Screen
Highlight
Use arrows to
highlight the title
for the data field to
be changed
Customize
Use arrows to
select new
data type
GPS Status Messages — Messages indicating the status of the GPS receiver
section of the SporTrak are displayed on the Position screen.
Message
Description
Searching - 1st sat
Searching for 1st satellite.
Searching - 2nd sat
1st satellite found; searching for 2nd satellite
Searching - 3rd sat
Two satellites are being tracked and searching
for a third.
Searching - 4th sat
Three satellites are being tracked and
searching for the fourth.
Collecting Data
All satellites needed for position fix are being
tracked and position is being computed.
Averaging
SporTrak is computing fixes; speed is near 0.0
so position is being averaged.
EPE xxft
Estimated Position Error in feet. SporTrak is
computing fixes while moving.
DGPS
Computed fixes are being differentially
corrected.
Since the SporTrak is a 12-channel receiver, once the first satellite is
found, finding the remaining satellites and computing a fix may take
only a few seconds.
Selecting Coordinate System, Map Datum and Elevation Mode —
Allows you to change the coordinate system, map datum and elevation
mode for the primary and secondary Position Screens. These functions
perform identically to the same functions described in the Setup section
of this manual. Simply described, you press [MENU] from either
Position screen, select the option, press [ENTER] and follow the
prompts.
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Projecting a Waypoint — This function, found on the menu associated
with the Position Screen, allows you to create a new waypoint that is a
fixed distance and bearing from your present position or from any
waypoint/POI stored in the SporTrak.
An example of waypoint projection would be if you wanted to go to a
location that is 2.0 miles and due north of your current position. You
would access the waypoint projection function and enter 2.0 as the
distance and a bearing of 0°. The Waypoint Projection Screen would
compute the coordinates of the “projected” location and then allows
you to save this waypoint into the SporTrak’s memory. From there you
could simply do a GOTO to the waypoint you just created.
You can also project waypoints from any stored waypoint or POI by
highlighting the “From” field and pressing ENTER. This will take you
to the SporTrak’s database, giving you complete access to choose from
any of the waypoints/POIs that you have stored.
Highlight
From the
Position
Screen
Projection
To select a “From” location
other then your present
position, use arrows to
highlight “From” field
Search the database to
locate the waypoint or POI
you want to project a new
waypoint from.
Use arrows to
highlight
“Distance” field
Enter desired
distance to
project
Use arrows to
highlight
“Bearing” field
Enter desired
bearing to
project
Use arrows to
highlight “Save
button
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thedirections
directionsfor
forediting
editingaa
Follow
waypoint(icon,
(icon,name,
name,etc.).
etc.). Highlight
Highlight
waypoint
“Save” and
and press
press ENTE
ENTERwhen
whendone
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“Save”
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The Road Screen provides you with navigation information in a
graphical format. At the top of the display are four customizable data
fields. Immediately below them is a compass that will provide you with
your heading. Following the compass is a graphical representation of
your route as if it was a road. This familiar indication of where you are
in regards to your planned route will provide you with the knowledge
required for you to keep on track.
Destination
Name
Customizable
Data Fields
Compass
Scale Indicator
Road
Destination Name
Compass
When you are navigating on a
Displays your heading in a familiar
GOTO or multileg route, the
compass format.
name of the destination is placed
here. For multileg routes, the
name displayed is the name of
the destination for the leg of the
route you are presently navigating
on.
Road
This graphically displays the route
(GOTO or other routes) that is
active. As you move left or right of
your intended track, the road will
move on the display indicating
Data Fields
which way you need to steer to get
Customizable data fields. The
back on track. Ideally, the road
data displayed can be selected
would be centered on the display.
from 13 different options.
Also, you will see upcoming turns in
Customizing is accessed through
advance allowing you to make
the MENU button. Some of the
necessary preparations.
data displayed requires you to be
moving to be computed, invalid
data is indicated by dashes.
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Scale Indicator
Use Zoom In/Out to change the
scale.
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Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is
being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed,
heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date)
for any of the four fields.
From the
Road
Screen
Highlight
Customize
Use arrows to
highlight the title
for the data field to
be changed
Use arrows to
select new
data type
Satellite
Position Graph
Satellite Signal
Strength Chart
Power
Source
Satellite Position Graph
The two circles indicate satellite
elevation as seen from your current
position; the outer circle represents
the horizon and the inner circle
represents 45° from the horizon.
The center of the circle is 90° from
the horizon, or directly overhead.
Position
Mode
Satellite
Position
WAAS Satellites
Battery Life
Indicator
Power Source
Indicates the source of power being
used — POWER (Internal Battery) or
POWER EXTERNAL.
Position Mode
3D - position computed is
3-dimensional (elevation is being
computed).
2D - position computed is
Satellite Signal Strength Chart
Clear bar indicates that the SporTrak 2-dimensional (elevation is not
being computed).
is starting to get information from
the satellite. Satellites that are being Blank - SporTrak is not computing a
position fix.
used to compute your position are
shown with solid bars. The height of
Satellite Position
the bar indicates the relative signal
Where the satellite is located
strength.
relative to your position.
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Accessing Waypoints in the Database — All stored waypoints, whether
user-input or preloaded, can be found in the Waypoint Database. You
will need to access waypoints in the database whenever you are editing
waypoints, activating a GOTO route or creating a multileg route.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Database
Use up/down
arrows to select
category
Use left/right
arrows to select
“Find By”
Selecting Waypoints from the Nearest List.
If Near Position, Near City or Near Cursor is
selected as the “Find By” option for the database
or if User was selected as the category, you will
be presented with a list of waypoints that you
can choose from. The information at the bottom
of the screen indicates the bearing and distance
to the highlighted waypoint from your present
position.
Use up/down
arrows to highlight
waypoint
Selecting Waypoints from the Alphabetical List.
If Alphabetical is selected as the “Find By” option
for the database a slightly different screen from the
Nearest list is displayed. A keyboard is graphically
displayed allowing you to enter the name of the
waypoint or map object you are looking for. You
need not enter the entire name, just enough letters
to narrow the search down. (A minimum of four
characters is recommended.) Selecting “OK” and
pressing enter brings up a listing of the waypoints, starting with the one
you entered at the top.
Note: When selecting the User category, the SporTrak does not use the
keyboard display.
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Selecting Waypoints Nearest to the Cursor. As discussed in the Map
Screen section, the Map Screen has two modes of operation, position
and cursor. If you are in the cursor mode you may want to know what
waypoints are near your cursor rather than the ones nearest to your
present position. You can do this by selecting the “Find By” option of
Near Cursor. You are then presented with a list of waypoints that are
close to the cursor for the category you selected.
After the list is presented, you can use the Up/Down arrows to highlight
a waypoint, and press ENTER to view information on it. When
highlighting a waypoint, the bearing and distance from the cursor to the
waypoint is displayed at the bottom of the list.
Note: The “Find By” option Near Cursor is only available when the
Map screen is in the Cursor Mode.
Saving Present Position as a Waypoint — Creates and stores your present
position into the memory of the SporTrak. Stored waypoints can be
used in GOTO and route creation. While saving the waypoint, you can
edit the icon, name and add a message or you can just save the waypoint
using the default name supplied by the SporTrak.
From
Any
Screen
Use up/down
arrows to
highlight Mark
Modify
(see
Note)
(Note: To modify the icon, name or message use the Up/Down arrows
to highlight the field you wish to change and press ENTER. You are
then placed into the Edit Mode. Using the method described in
“Getting Started” you can personalize the waypoint, making it easy to
remember what it is.)
Creating New Waypoint Manually — Allows the creation of a new
waypoint with coordinates other than your present position. The
coordinates for the new position need to be entered manually.
From
Any
Screen
Use up/down
arrows to
highlight Mark
Edit Line 2 of
the Location
Field
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Location
Field
Edit
Elevation
Field
Edit Line 1 of
the Location
Field
Highlight
“Save”
Button
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(Note: To modify the icon, name or message use the Up/Down arrows
to highlight the field you wish to change and press ENTER. You are
then placed into the Edit Mode.)
Creating New Waypoint with Map Cursor — Provides a method of
creating a new waypoint with coordinates other than your present
position. The new coordinates are computed automatically based on the
location of the map cursor.
From
Map
Screen
Use arrow
keys to move
cursor to
desired
Use up/down
arrows to
highlight Mark
Modify
(see
Note)
(Note: To modify the icon, name or message use the Up/Down arrows
to highlight the field you wish to change and press ENTER. You are
then placed into the Edit Mode.)
Deleting a User Waypoint — Deletes a waypoint that you have created.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Database
User
Select
Waypoint to
be Deleted
left/right
arrows select
“Find By”
Highlight
Delete
Confirm?
Yes or No
Editing a User Waypoint — Allows you to edit a waypoint that you have
already stored in the SporTrak’s memory.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Database
User
Select
Waypoint to
be Edited
Repeat selecting and
editing fields until all
changes are complete
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Select Field
to be
Edited
left/right
arrows select
“Find By”
Edit
the
Field
Highlight
“Save”
button
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An alternative method to entering the edit mode is after highlighting
the waypoint you wish to modify press MENU. Highlight Edit WPT
and press ENTER.
Viewing a Map Object on the Map — Displays on the Map the Map
Object you have selected.
Note: This function is for viewing map objects (cities, airports, etc.)
only. See Viewing User Waypoints on the Map for instructions on how
to perform this feature using User waypoints.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Database
Select
Database
Category
Select
Waypoint
from the list
Viewing a User Waypoint on the Map — Locates and displays on the Map
the selected User Waypoint.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Database
User
Select
Waypoint
from the list
Use U/D arrows
to highlight
“View” button
Note: If the waypoint is used in a route you will get a warning that it is
in a route after selecting it from the list. This is because the screen that
you access the view button can also be used to edit the waypoint and it
may be undesirable to edit a waypoint that is being used in a route.
Also note that any edits you make to the waypoint are not saved when
you use the View button. You need to highlight the Save button and
press ENTER to record your changes.
Saving a Map Object as a User Waypoint — Saves a Map Object as a
waypoint to be stored in your User Waypoint List. You would do this
should you want to modify the object or if you wanted to use the object
as a waypoint in the Sun/Moon or Fish/Hunt functions.
Follow the instructions above for Viewing a Map Object on a Map. Press
and hold GOTO for 2-3 seconds. Edit any field of the waypoint that
you want and when you are done, highlight “Save” and press ENTER.
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Searching for a Street Address — This option allows you to search an
uploaded map database for a specific street address. After finding the
address, you can save it as a waypoint (“Mark”) or view it on the Map
Screen.
NOTE: The option is available ONLY if you have uploaded one or more
detailed maps from the Magellan MapSend Streets CD-ROM.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Database
Highlight
Use arrows to
highlight an
uploaded map
region
Enter street
name
Address
Use arrows to
view address
range
Enter
address
number
Use arrows
to highlight
street name
Highlight
“Mark” or
“View”
Mark. If you select “Mark” and press ENTER, the Edit Waypoint
screen is displayed. You can now change any of the attributes for this
waypoint. Highlight “Save” and press ENTER to record this waypoint
into the memory of the SporTrak.
View. Selecting “View” and pressing ENTER returns you to the Map
Screen in the Cursor Mode with the cursor on the address you entered.
From this point, you can create a waypoint by pressing and holding the
GOTO button.
Note: The address search has some limitations and is based upon the
map that was uploaded from the MapSend Streets software. While you
are entering the address you will notice that the available range is
displayed on the screen. Addresses entered must fall within that range.
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Creating a GOTO Route — Creates and sets as the active route a 1-leg
route with your present position as the starting point and a destination
waypoint that you choose from the waypoint database.
From
Any
Screen
If a GOTO route
already exists, you will
be asked to clear it.
Select
Waypoint
Category
Use left/right
arrows to select
“Find By”
Select
Waypoint
from List
GOTO routes are not saved in memory. When you turn your SporTrak
off and then back on, the GOTO route is gone. You need to create a
new GOTO route if you intend on completing the route.
Also note that when you are selecting the Waypoint Category you are
being instructed to select the “Find By”. You can select only those
waypoints in your general vicinity (Near Position) or all of the
waypoints in the category in alphabetical order (Alphabetical).
Creating a Backtrack Route — Creates a route using track information
stored in the SporTrak to “retrace” your steps. A good example of using
a backtrack would be if you were out hiking or jogging with your
SporTrak turned on and computing position fixes. After 30 minutes you
choose to return to where you started, following the same route you just
took. All you need do is follow the instructions below and let the
SporTrak take you there.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Routes
Select
“Backtrack”
from Route List
Highlight
Activate Backtrk
Creating a Multileg Route — Provides the means to create a multileg route
that can be stored in memory.
Multileg routes are easily the most complicated function in the
SporTrak, but once you can visualize what a multileg route (route) is, it
becomes very easy to understand and create. If you understand that a
GOTO is a 1-leg route with a starting point and a destination point,
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then imagine a bunch of GOTO’s strung together where the destination
of one GOTO is the starting point for the next GOTO. That means if
you had three GOTO’s, one from “A” to “B”, another from “B” to “C”
and a third from “C” to “D” you could then put them together to make
one multileg route. In this example you would have a 3-leg route that
went from “A” to “B” to “C” to “D”.
D
B
A
Leg 1
Leg 2
g
Le
C
3
These routes have an advantage over GOTO’s in that A) the starting
point does not have to be your present position, B) they are always in
memory and if activated they remain activated, even when you turn the
SporTrak off and then back on, and C) they can be saved and used over
and over again.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Select an
“Empty”
Route
Routes
Step 1:
Select
starting
waypoint
Select
Waypoint
Category
Use L/R arrows
to select
“Find By”
Select
Waypoint
from List
Step 2:
Use up/down arrows to move
Select leg highlight to next available leg in
destination the route. Indicated by dashes.
waypoint
Select
Waypoint
Category
Use left/right
arrows to
select
“Find By”
Select
Waypoint
from List
Repeat Step 2 for all additional legs in the route.
Step 3:
Save the
route
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Use up/down
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“Save Route” button
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Sample Route List
Sample Route Create
(Bold route indicates “Active” route)
(Note: these routes have been termed “multileg” in an effort to make
the understanding of them a little clearer, however you could create a
1-leg route and save it in the SporTrak’s memory.)
Activating/Deactivating a Route — Enables the activating or deactivating
of a stored route. When a route is being used to navigate, it is termed to
be “active”. When you want to use a route to navigate with, follow these
steps to activate it.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Routes
Select
Route
Highlight
Activate
or
Deactivate
(Note: If the route is active, the SporTrak will automatically display
“Deactivate Route” in the menu and inversely if the route is not active,
“Activate Route” will be displayed.)
Viewing a Route — Allows you to view the legs of a route using the same
screen that was used to create the route. Viewing a route can be used if
you just wanted to see the components of the route or as a precursor to
editing the route.
From
Any
Screen
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Routes
Select
Route
Highlight
Map View
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Editing a Route — Enables you to modify an existing route by inserting a
leg, deleting a leg or replacing a leg. Follow the instructions above for
Viewing a Route and then use the instructions for inserting, deleting,
replacing or appending a leg as appropriate.
When you are done with editing the route, use the Up/Down arrows to
highlight the “Save Route” button and press ENTER.
Inserting a Leg — Inserts a waypoint in the middle of an existing leg
thereby making two legs where there used to be one.
Select route to be edited.
See Instructions for
Viewing a Route
Highlight destination
waypoint for leg that will
have a leg inserted.
Select
Database
Highlight
Insert
In the example of a route that
goes from “A” to “B” to “C” to
“D”, if you wanted to insert the
waypoint “E” between “B” and
“C” you would highlight the
waypoint “C” and follow the
steps to insert waypoint “E”.
Your route would then be “A” to
“B” to “E” to “C” to “D”.
Select
Waypoint
D
B
C
A
E
Deleting a Leg — Deletes a leg from the route.
Select route to be edited.
See Instructions for
Viewing a Route
Highlight destination
waypoint for leg that will
be deleted.
Highlight
Delete
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Replacing a Leg — Replaces the destination of an existing leg with a
new destination.
Select route to be edited.
See Instructions for
Viewing a Route
Highlight destination
waypoint for leg that will
be replaced.
Select
Database
Highlight
Replace
Select
Waypoint
Appending a Leg — Adds a leg to the end of a route.
Select route to be edited.
See Instructions for
Viewing a Route
Highlight next available
leg. (Indicated by
dashes)
Select
Waypoint
Select
Database
Appending a Newly Created Waypoint to a Route — Allows a newly
created waypoint to be appended to any route in memory.
Create a Waypoint by pressing the GOTO button.
Can be present position, user-generated position
or by using Map Cursor to locate position.
Edit/Modify
Waypoint as
desired.
Highlight
“Route”
Button
Select
Route
Reversing a Route — Allows any route in memory to be reversed. In the
example used earlier of “A” to “B” to “C” to “D”, if this route were
reversed it would end up as “D” to “C” to “B” to “A”.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Routes
Select
Route
Highlight
Reverse
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Deleting a Route — Enables the deletion of any route in memory. Useful
when you want to add a new route but no “EMPTY” routes are
available.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Routes
Select
Route
Highlight
Delete
Viewing a Route on the Map Screen — Provides you with a graphical
representation of the route selected on the Map screen.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Routes
Select
Route
Highlight
Map View
Creating a Route Using Track History — This enables you to
automatically create a multileg route using your track history. This route
will be saved to your route list with a naming convention of “T01P01 to
T01Pxx” where Pxx indicates the number of points in the route.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Routes
Highlight
Save Trk to Rte
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Initializing the SporTrak — Enables you to initialize the SporTrak should
it be needed to speed up satellite acquisition. Two such instances would
be travelling over 500 miles with your SporTrak turned off or complete
loss of memory.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Initialize
Highlight
Region
Highlight
Area
Input
Elevation
(optional)
Input
Date
Input
Time
Turning NAV Screens On/Off — Allows you to turn off or on any of the
navigation screens you choose.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Nav Screens
Sat Status
On/Off
Compass
On/Off
Position
On/Off
Road
On/Off
Large Data
On/Off
(Note: you must go through the entire sequence of nav screens for your
selections to be saved. As an example, if you turn the Sat Status screen
off and press ESC before confirming all of the nav screens, your
selection will not be saved and the Sat Status screen will still be on.)
Default: All On
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Reference
Selecting the Coordinate System — Allows you to set the coordinate
system that will be used to display the position for the primary or
secondary position screen. Available coordinate systems are: Lat/Lon,
UTM, OSGB, Irish, Swiss, Swedish, Finnish, German, French, USNG,
MGRS, or User Grid.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Coord System
Select Primary or
Secondary
Select Coordinate
System
The coordinate system you select
may require additional
information.
Default: Primary - Lat/Lon
Secondary - UTM
DEG.MIN.MMM
Selecting a Map Datum — Allows you to set the datum used to compute
the coordinates to match the datum used on a map or chart. If you are
using a map or chart with your SporTrak and the datums do not match,
you may find irregularities when comparing the coordinates.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Map Datum
Select Primary or
Secondary
Default: Primary - WGS84
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Select
Datum
Secondary - WGS84
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Selecting the Elevation Mode — Allows you to select the elevation mode
used by the SporTrak. You may choose between 3D (uses satellite
information to compute elevation) or 2D (displays a fixed elevation
based upon the elevation entered).
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Elev Mode
Select
3D or 2D
Default: 3D
Selecting the Time Format — Enables you to choose from three different
time formats: Local 24 Hr (military time), Local AM/PM or UTC.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Time Format
If Local time is selected (24 hr. or
AM/PM) you will be prompted to enter
your local time.
Select
Format
Default: Local AM/PM
Selecting NAV Units — Allows you to select the units of measure that will
be used when displaying navigational data. Options are: Miles/MPH,
NM/Knots or KM/KPH.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Nav Units
Select
Nav Units
Default: Miles/MPH
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Selecting the North Reference — Allows the selection of whether the
SporTrak uses True North, Magnetic North, Military True or Military
Magnetic as its North reference.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
North Reference
Select
North
Reference
Default: Magnetic
Setting the Backlight Timer — Allows you to set the time interval that
will be used to turn off the display backlight when not in use. Times
available are: 30 seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 4 Minutes, 10 Minutes
or Timer Off.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Light Timer
Select
Timer
Duration
Default: 4 Minutes
Turning the Beeper On/Off — Allows you to select which actions will
cause the beeper to sound. You can choose from Off, Keys Only
(pressing a key causes a beep), Alarms Only (when an alarm is activated)
or Keys & Alarms.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Beeper
Select
Beeper
Options
Default: Keys & Alarms
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Reference
Selecting NMEA Message — Allows the selection of the NMEA message
that will be output from the SporTrak. Choices are Off, V1.5 APA,
V1.5 XTE or V2.1 GSA. Your choice will be dependent upon what
message the device you are connecting to needs to receive.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
NMEA
Select
NMEA
Message
Default: Off
Selecting the Baud Rate — Enables you to set the baud rate of the data
being sent out from the SporTrak’s output port. The baud rate sent out
must match the baud rate that the receiving device is set for. You can
choose from 1200 baud, 4800 baud, 9600 baud, 19200 baud, 57600
baud or 115200 baud.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Baud Rate
Select
Baud
Rate
Default: 4800 Baud
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Selecting Daylight Savings — Allows you to select what region you are in
which will allow the SporTrak to automatically adjust the time displayed
to compensate for daylight savings time. You can select United States
(daylight savings starts on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last
Sunday in October), European Union (daylight savings starts on the last
Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October), or you can
select Customize which allows you to set the month and day that
daylight savings starts and ends in your area.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Daylight savings
Select
Region
Default: The appropriate daylight savings time (United States or
European Union only) will automatically be set by the SporTrak
during startup when you use the SporTrak for the first time.
Power Off Timer — Conserving battery life is important to any GPS user
and the power off timer provides another tool in saving battery life.
Selecting “On” will allow you to select the mode and how long the
SporTrak will stay powered on. If the mode you select is “Time”, the
timer field allows you to select time that the SporTrak will remain on
before automatically powering off if no keys are pressed. If the mode
selected is “Position”, the timer field sets how soon the SporTrak will be
powered down when the position hasn’t changed and if no keys have
been pressed.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Power Off Timer
Select
On or Off
If On, select Mode and
Timer settings
Default: Off
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Reference
All of the Clear functions operate in the same way. The instructions shown
apply to all of the Clear options except Clearing All.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Clear Memory
Highlight
Menu Choice
Confirm?
Yes/No
Clearing Track History — This will clear the track history that is displayed
on the Map screen from memory.
Clearing Wpts/Routes — This will clear all waypoints and routes from the
SporTrak’s memory.
Clearing all Routes — This clears all routes from the SporTrak’s memory.
Resetting SporTrak to Factory Defaults — Allows you to reset all of the
Setup choices to the factory defaults.
Clearing All Memory in the SporTrak — This clears all memory from the
SporTrak. After completing these instructions, the SporTrak will shut
off. The next time it is turned on, it will prompt you that it needs to be
initialized.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
All
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Highlight
Setup
Clear Memory
Confirm?
Yes/No
SporTrak
will shut
off
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Reference
You can select from one of nine languages (English, French, German,
Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese or Finnish) to be used by the
SporTrak.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Languages
Select
desired
language
TIP: If you change the language setting in the SporTrak just to see
what it looks like and need to get back to the Language Select screen,
follow these instructions. Press NAV until the MAP screen is displayed
and press MENU. Select the seventh item in the list and press ENTER.
Press the Up Arrow once and press ENTER. You are back at the
Language Select screen.
Accessing the Sun/Moon Screen — The Sun/Moon screen displays the
sunrise time, sunset time and lunar phase for any waypoint you have
stored in the User category in the waypoint database. All times
displayed are local times to your present position.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Sun/Moon
Changing the Sun/Moon Date — Allows you to change the date for the
sun/moon information for the position selected.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Sun/Moon
Highlight
Date Field
Use arrows to
change date
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Changing the Sun/Moon Position — Allows you to change the position
that you want to view the sun/moon information for. The default is
“Position” which is your present position.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
At Field
Sun/Moon
Use left/right
arrows to select
“Find By”
Highlight
Waypoint
Accessing the Fish/Hunt Screen — The Fish/Hunt screen displays the best
times for fishing or hunting for the position you choose from your User
waypoints.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Fish/Hunt
Changing the Fish/Hunt Date — Allows you to change the date for the
fishing/hunting information for the position selected.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Date Field
Fish/Hunt
Use arrows to
change date
Changing the Fish/Hunt Position — Allows you to change the position
that you want to view the fishing/hunting times for. The default is
“Position” which is your present position.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
At Field
Fish/Hunt
Use left/right
arrows to select
“Find By”
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Reference
All of the Alarm options are set in the same way. The instructions below
apply to all of the Alarm settings. When the beeper is turned on for alarms
(see Setup - Turning the Beeper On/Off ) an audible beep will be sounded
for the alarm. A visual alert is displayed for the alarm whether the beeper is
turned on or off.
Highlight
From
Any
Screen
Alarms/Msg
Highlight
Alarm
Field
Select
Alarm
Distance
Setting the Arrival Alarm — The arrival alarm alerts you that you have
arrived at the destination of your GOTO or to the destination of any
leg in a route you are navigating on. This option allows you to set the
distance from the destination that the alarm will begin to sound.
Setting the Anchor Alarm — The anchor alarm will sound when you have
drifted from your anchor point at a distance you set. An example of its
use would be as you set anchor you turn on the anchor alarm to beep at
a given distance. With the SporTrak still operating and computing fixes
you can then go fishing or other activities knowing that if you drift more
than the distance you selected, the SporTrak will alert you.
Setting the XTE Alarm — XTE or cross track errors happen when you are
off course for the route you are navigating on. The distance set in the
alarm is the distance left or right of the heading you are supposed to be
travelling on.
Setting the GPS Fix Alarm — This turns on or off the alarm that can
sound whenever the SporTrak has lost its ability to compute position
fixes due to loss of signal from the satellites. This is handy in that it
alerts you that you may need to move to an area that has a clearer view
of the sky.
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Turning on the Simulator - Auto Mode — This turns the simulator on
and uses a predefined heading and speed rate.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Simulate
Highlight
Auto
Confirm
Clearing of
Track
Turning on the Simulator - User Mode — This turns the simulator on and
uses a heading and speed rate that you define.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
User
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Simulate
Enter Heading
and Speed
Data
Confirm
Clearing of
Track
Turning the Simulator Off — Turns the simulator off and returns the
SporTrak to normal operation.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Highlight
Setup
Simulate
Highlight
Off
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About... Screen
The About... screen displays the current status of your SporTrak. Using the
About... screen you can tell what the version of the software is, the version and
memory size of the base map, the number of and total memory size of detailed
maps you may have installed using MapSend Streets™, and how much free
memory is available.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
About
Help Screen
You can view help tips for Nav Screens, Map, Routes, Setup, Database, User
Waypoints and Misc Topics. Each topic has a number of tips available that can
be viewed.
From
Any
Screen
Highlight
Help
Select
Topic
Use the “Next” and “Prev” buttons to scroll the
SporTrak Help Files.
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Frequently Asked Questions
General
What is the difference between degrees/minutes/seconds (DEG/MIN/SEC)
and degrees/minutes/minutes (DEG/MIN/MMM or DEG/MIN/MM)?
There are different ways in expressing the coordinates computed
using Lat/Lon coordinate system. With DEG/MIN/SEC the
final set of numbers (SEC) is expressed as 0-59 while DEG/
MIN/MM expresses the same value as 0-99 and DEG/MIN/
MMM is from 0-999. It would be the same as if you had one
clock that expressed time as hour/minutes/seconds and another
clock that expressed the same time as hours/minutes/decimals.
The accuracy for any of the three is the same. Which you
choose is dependent upon your preference or any chart you are
using at the same time. (You should always make sure that your
SporTrak is setup to be the same as any map or chart you may be
using.)
What is 2D vs. 3D?
The difference is primarily how many satellites are used to
compute the position fix and how elevation is computed. In 2D
(two-dimensional) only three satellites are needed for a position
fix and elevation is not computed. Any elevation displayed by
the SporTrak during 2D operation is the elevation you entered.
In 3D (three-dimensional), a minimum of four satellites are
needed to compute the position and at the same time, elevation
is computed by the SporTrak.
When the time changes for daylight savings time will the time, in the
SporTrak change automatically?
Yes. It is automatically selected when the receiver is used for the
first time or all of the memory has been cleared. If you need to
change the settings for daylight savings, you can use the Setup
menu item and access “Daylight savings”. There you can select
United States, European Union or you can use the customize
option to set the rules for daylight savings in your area.
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How long can I expect my SporTrak to run on a fresh set of batteries?
Under normal operating conditions you should get up to 15
hours of use while the display backlight is turned off. This
duration will drop significantly if you use the display backlight.
How often do I need to initialize the SporTrak?
Initializing the SporTrak decreases the time it takes to get a
position fix during cold start. What is meant by a cold start is
that the SporTrak has no reference to use as a guide to tell it what
satellites should be overhead. Without a reference to start with,
the SporTrak will have to “search the sky” trying to find any
satellite that may be in “view.” This takes time and can increase
the time it takes to get its first position fix. (Can take 10
minutes in severe conditions.)
So where does this reference come from? Under normal
operating conditions, the last position fix computed before the
SporTrak was turned off is stored into memory and will be used
as the reference the next time the SporTrak is turned on.
However, if you cleared the memory (see Clearing Memory - All
in the Reference Chapter) this stored reference point is removed
from memory and you probably will want to initialize the
receiver again. Also, if you travel with your SporTrak for more
than 500 miles with it turned off, it will still have the reference
point but it may be too inaccurate to be useful and again, you
may want to initialize the SporTrak.
Waypoints/Database
What waypoints come preloaded on my SporTrak’s database?
The Database contains cities, highways, airports, waterways and
national parks.
Can I delete preloaded waypoints that I don’t use?
No. Waypoints that are preloaded into the SporTrak will always
be available, even when all of the SporTrak’s memory has been
cleared.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Navigation Screens
Why does my compass not point in the right direction?
The SporTrak computes direction by comparing your present
position to the last position taken, it requires that you be moving
to compute your compass heading. Furthermore, to eliminate
error, you must be moving at a minimum of 0.5 mph.
Routes
What is a backtrack route?
A backtrack route allows you to “retrace” your steps. As you are
moving, the SporTrak automatically creates and stores hidden
waypoints into memory. These waypoints are the ones that the
SporTrak will use to retrace your steps. When you create a
backtrack route, the SporTrak converts these hidden waypoints
into User Waypoints.
How do I know which route is active?
Access the route menu by pressing the MENU button and select
the option Routes. The route menu lists all of the routes in
memory with the active route displayed in bold characters.
Alarms
Why does my SporTrak not make an audible beep when I have an alarm
active?
Check your setup settings for the Beeper. If the selection is Off
or Keys Only, the beeper will not sound for alarms.
Output Data
What is NMEA?
NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is the
standard used for interfacing marine electronic devices. This
standard has also been adapted for use in a variety of third-party
mapping software programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the NMEA message strings?
The SporTrak supports version 1.5 and 2.1 of the NMEA 0183
standard.
Additional information on NMEA can be found at on the
internet at www.nmea.org, where you can purchase the NMEA
Interface Standards. Another excellent source for NMEA
standards is a FAQ sheet that is published on the internet by
Peter Bennett at vancouver-webpages.com/peter/nmeafaq.txt.
My GPS is not communicating with my computer. What can I do?
Check your baud rate and check the baud rate that your software
is using. If they don’t match, change either the software’s or the
SporTrak’s baud rate (See Setup - Changing the Baud Rate.)
Can I interface my SporTrak with a Macintosh computer?
Magellan does not supply cabling or software for the Macintosh
line of computers. For information on a cable or software that
may meet your requirements, visit GPSy at www.gpsy.com on
the internet.
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Receiver will not turn on:
1.
Check to see if batteries are installed correctly.
2.
Replace with two new AA alkaline batteries.
Takes more than 10 minutes to get a position fix:
1.
If there are any obstacles nearby or overhead, move to a new location.
2.
Make sure that the antenna is pointing up, has a clear view of the sky and
is a reasonable distance away from your body.
3.
Check Satellite Status screen to see where the satellites are and if the
receiver is acquiring data.
4.
If the receiver still does not get a position fix within 10 minutes, you may
wish to repeat the initialization procedure.
Receiver turns off unexpectedly
This is commonly is caused by excessive static electicity. Turn the receiver
back on and it should operate normally. Move the receiver to a new
location to avoid a similar occurrence.
Battery life seems shorter than it should be:
1.
Make sure that you are using two AA alkaline batteries.
2.
Shorter life span of the batteries can be due to excessive use of the
backlight. Turn the backlight off when not needed.
Position coordinates on your receiver do not match the location on your map.
1.
Make sure that your receiver is set up to use the same datum as your map.
The map datum is generally shown in the map legend. See Setup Changing the Map Datum under Reference for instructions on selecting the
map datum in your receiver.
2.
Check your LAT/LON format. Make sure that the format selected in
COORDINATE SYSTEM (DEG/MIN/SEC or DEG/MIN.MM) is in
the same format as the map you are using.
Position on map is not exactly on the road.
It could be caused by distance shifts to the map.
Use map data for reference and do not rely completely on it.
Data was not saved or was corrupted.
This can be caused because you removed the batteries or removed external
power with the SporTrak turned on.
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Appendix
These is a list of the icons and their designator that can be assigned to a waypoint
while marking a position or editing a waypoint.
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Default
Fuel
Restaurant
Box
Garden
Rock
House
Golf
Scuba
Aerial
Hotel
RV Service
Airport
Hunt/Fish
Shooting
Amusement
Large City
Sight Seeing
ATM
Lighthouse
Small City
Auto Repair
Major City
Sounding
Boating
Marina
Sports Arena
Camping
Medium City
Tourist Info
Exit Ramp
Museum
Truck Service
First Aid
Obstruction
Winery
Fixed Nav Aid
Park
Wreck
Floating Buoy
Resort
Zoo
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Appendix
If after using the troubleshooting section, you are still unable to solve your
operation problems, please call Magellan’s Technical Service at (800) 707-9971.
Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to
5 PM, PST. Faxes can be sent to Customer Service at (909) 394-7070.
If necessary, you can also return your receiver to Magellan for repair. Before
returning the receiver you must get a Return Materials Authorization (RMA)
from Magellan. To get an RMA, contact a Magellan Technical Service Representative at (800) 707-7845 or you can send an email explaining your reasons to
magellanrma@thalesnavigation.com. After receiving the RMA number, ship the
receiver by Parcel Post or UPS. Include a description of the problem, your name,
address, a copy of your sales receipt and print clearly on the outside of the
package the RMA number assigned. If your return ship address is different,
please indicate.
With all correspondence, please state the model of your receiver and if calling,
please have your receiver with you.
Packages should be sent to:
Thales Navigation
Magellan Products
960 Overland Court
San Dimas, CA 91773
ATTN: <RMA Number>
Additional information regarding software updates to your SporTrak can be
found in the Product Support section of the Magellan web site
(www.magellangps.com).
Customers outside of the United States should contact the
Magellan distributor for your country. A detailed address of each
distributor can be found at www.magellangps.com/frames/
frame_stores.htm.
Magellan™ is a trademark of Thales Navigation.
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CHARACTERISTICS
Performance
Receiver
12 parallel-channel technology, tracks up to 12 satellites to
compute and update information with quadrifilar antenna
Acquisition Times (under optimal conditions):
Warm
Cold
Update Rate
approximately 15 seconds
approximately 1 minute
1 second continuous
Accuracy
Position
7 meters, 95% 2D RMS
w/WAAS <3 meters, 95% 2D RMS
Velocity
0.1 knot RMS steady state
Limits:
Speed
951 mph
Altitude
17,500 meters
Physical:
Size
5.6” x 2.2” x 1.15” [h] x [w] x [d]
14.2 cm x 5.6 cm x 2.9 cm
Weight
6 ounces (170 grams) with 2 AA batteries installed
Display
2.2” x 1.33” [h] x [w]
5.59 cm x 3.88 cm
high contrast LCD with EL backlit display
Housing
Weatherproof construction, wraparound rubber armor
Temp. Range
Operating
14˚F to 140˚F to (-10˚C to 60˚C)
Storage
-4˚F to 158˚F (-20˚C to 70˚C)
Power:
Source
2 AA alkaline batteries or 9-18 VDC with power cable
Battery Life
Up to 15 hours
Memory:
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SporTrak Map
2MB basemap; 4MB uploadable
SporTrak Pro
9MB basemap; 23MB uploadable
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Accessories for your receiver are available from your Magellan dealer or you can
order directly from Magellan at (800) 669-4477 (press 3 to place an order).
Swivel Mounting Bracket: Mounts the receiver on a surface, allowing for handsfree operation.
Vehicle Mounting Bracket: Full swivel and tilt for easy viewing in any vehicle.
Bike Mounting Bracket: Mounts the receiver on the handlebars of a bicycle,
motorcycle or off-road vehicle.
Carrying Case: The carrying case provides a way of carrying the SporTrak on
your belt while at the same time protecting it from the elements.
Power/Data Cable (Bare Wires): Allows you to connect your receiver to external
power and data.
PC Interface Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Connects your receiver to
your PC for data transfer and to a cigarette lighter for external power.
External Power Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Allows you to connect
the receiver to a cigarette lighter for external power.
PC Cable: Allows you to connect the SporTrak to a PC.
MapSend™ Streets and Destinations U.S.A.: This CD-ROM allows you to
upload detailed street maps as well as extensive sets of POI’s to your SporTrak
receiver.
MapSend™ Topo for the United States: This CD-ROM allows you to upload
detailed street maps, topographic data as well as POI’s to your SporTrak receiver.
(Available only with United States topographic information.)
MapSend™ Streets and Destinations - Canada: This CD-ROM allows you to
upload detailed street maps as well as POI’s to your SporTrak receiver for Canada.
MapSend™ Streets Europe: This CD-ROM allows you to upload detailed
street maps to your SporTrak receiver for European countries.
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Appendix
The MapSend Streets CD allows you to load detailed street maps into your
SporTrak. The maps supplied on the MapSend Streets CD contain full street
detail of North American or European cities.
Features
• Enables you to load street maps
for any region in the United
States, Canada or Europe into the
SporTrak.
• Allows you to cut any rectangular
map region you choose to load
into the receiver. Maps are not
pre-cut to counties or other
boundaries.
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• Creation, management and
upload/download of waypoints
and routes.
• Allows straight line distance
computation on the map.
• Search for map objects (such as
cities, lakes, etc.) by name.
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Available as accessories for your GPS receiver are the following cables: External
Power Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter, Power/Data Cable, Data Cable and
PC Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter. The instructions given below apply to
all cables, unless otherwise stated.
Connecting directly to the SporTrak.
Using the captive screw that is attached to
the plug, tighten into the back of the
receiver.
If you are connecting to the
SporTrak while it is mounted in
the Mounting Cradle, attach the
cable through the back of the
cradle. It is not necessary to
tighten the captive screw to the
SporTrak, although you may do
so for added security.
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Connecting to an External Power Source
If using the cable that comes with the cigarette lighter adapter, simply connect it
to the cigarette lighter outlet. If you wish to make a permanent mount to a
power supply, cut the cable between the power supply box and the cigarette
lighter adapter. Attach the red (+) and black (-) wires to your external power
source. The input voltage range for external power is 9-18 VDC.
Caution: Do not bypass the power supply box or you will damage your unit
and void the warranty.
Power Plug
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Cut Here
Power Supply Box
9-pin Connector
Connecting to a Data Source
Data Connection Pinout (PC and Data cables only)
This is the pinout looking into the 9-pin female connector
Pin 2: Data Out
Pin 3: Data In
Pin 5: Ground
5
9
1
6
Cable Wiring Color Code
Power
Red: Power +
Black: GND
Data (Power/Data, PC cable & Data cable only)
Yellow: Data In
Orange: Data Out
Black: GND
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Appendix
Your Magellan GPS receiver has been upgraded to include the latest WAAS
(Wide Area Augmentation System) technology. With WAAS your GPS receiver
can compute position locations with an accuracy never before possible in a
commercial receiver.
What is WAAS? WAAS is a means of improving the accuracy of GPS beyond the
standard civilian signal. WAAS was developed by the FAA to provide the
accuracy needed for aircraft to perform approaches for landings. WAAS improves
the accuracy of GPS by calculating the errors in the GPS signal at several
monitoring stations around the country and then transmitting the error corrections to special WAAS satellites. In turn, these satellites broadcast the error
corrections to WAAS-capable GPS receivers around the world.
WAAS is a free service and, with the small exception of two additional satellites
displayed on the Satellite Status screen, it will be transparent to you. There is
nothing you need do, it’s all ready to go.
How accurate will my GPS receiver be with WAAS? The FAA reports that
expected accuracy can be improved to around 7 meters vertically and horizontally. Our own testing suggests that Magellan GPS receivers will typically
experience accuracy improvements to around 3 meters. You can expect to see this
level of accuracy for 95% of the time that you are receiving WAAS signals.
What are some of the problems with WAAS? The signal coverage with WAAS
is not global like GPS satellites. In some locations, receiving WAAS signals can
be difficult and intermittent. There are two satellites transmitting WAAS for
corrections in the Americas and two more over Africa and India providing similar
coverage for Europe. These satellites are geostationary, i.e., they stay in the same
spot over the Earth equator. The two satellites for the Americas are over the
Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Chances are then, they will probably be near the
horizon from where you are using your GPS receiver. This increases the chance
that buildings, foliage, terrain and other obstacles could block the WAAS signal.
Also WAAS is a relatively new system and is still in its developmental stage. So
on occasion you may experience service outages. Even during these outages, your
GPS receiver will still be working, computing position fixes and helping you get
to where you want to go using the GPS signals. The only difference is you will
not be getting the precision that WAAS was providing. You can expect to see
these outages diminish as the system matures and stabilizes.
For more information on WAAS, you can visit the FAA website’s section on their
WAAS system: http://gps.faa.gov/programs/WAAS/waas.htm
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Active Leg
The segment of a route currently being traveled.
Altitude
The current elevation above sea level.
BRG
Bearing. The compass direction from your position
to a destination, measured to the nearest degree.
Buoy
A navigation aid (usually found in marine charts) that
is floating in water. The position can vary due
to the magnitude and direction of the current.
COG
Course Over Ground. The direction the receiver is
moving. COG can be reported in true or magnetic
north values.
Coordinates
A unique numeric or alphanumeric description of the
position.
CTS
Course to Steer. The direction you should be traveling
in order to return to the course while proceeding
towards the destination. It is a “compromise” course
bearing that projects from your current position to a
point on the courseline midway between a point
perpendicular to your position and the current leg
destination waypoint.
Datum
Refers to the theoretical mathematical model of the
earth’s sea level surface. Map makers may use a
different model to chart their maps, so position
coordinates will differ from one datum to another. The
datum for the map you are using can be found in the
legend of the map. If you are unsure of which datum
to use, use WGS84.
Default
The value or setting automatically chosen by the unit
unless otherwise directed. Can be changed in Setup.
DST
Distance. Distance from position to destination.
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival. The estimated time of
day the leg’s destination waypoint will be reached.
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ETE
Estimated Time Enroute. The estimated time
remaining to reach the next waypoint in a route.
HDG
Heading. The direction you are facing, defined as an
angle from North.
Latitude
The angular distance north or south of the equator
measured by lines encircling the earth parallel to the
equator from 0˚ to 90˚.
LAT/LON
Coordinate system using latitude and longitude
coordinates to define a position on the earth.
Leg (Route)
A segment of a route that has a starting (FROM)
waypoint and a destination (TO) waypoint. A route
may consist of 1 or more legs. A route that is from
waypoint A to waypoint B to waypoint C to waypoint
D has three legs with the first being from waypoint A
to waypoint B.
Longitude
The angular distance east or west of the prime
meridian (Greenwich Meridian) as measured by lines
perpendicular to the parallels and converging at the
poles from 0˚ to 180˚.
Magnetic North
The direction relative to a magnetic compass.
NMEA
National Marine Electronics Association. A professional organization that defines and maintains the
standard serial format used by marine electronic
navigation equipment and computer interfaces.
OSGB
A coordinate system describing only Great Britain,
similar to UTMs. Used with GRB36 datum.
Position fix
Position coordinates as computed by the SporTrak.
SOG
Speed Over Ground. The speed at which the receiver
is moving.
TMP
Temperature.
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True North
The direction to North Pole from an observer’s
position. The north direction on any geographical
meridian.
UTC
Universal Time Coordinated. Formerly referred to as
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
UTM
Universal Transverse Mercator metric grid system
used on most large and intermediate scale land
topographic charts and maps.
VMG
Velocity Made Good. The component of the velocity
that is in the direction of the destination.
WPT
Waypoint. A location saved in the receiver’s memory
which is obtained by entering data, editing data,
calculating data or saving a current position. Used to
create routes.
XTE
Cross Track Error. The perpendicular distance
between the present position and the courseline.
Given as a distance, right or left, of course when
facing the destination.
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