Specifications | Eagle Electronics 2000 Fish Finder User Manual

Pub. 988-0143-811
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FishStrike 2000 &
®
SeaChamp 2000 CDF
Fish-finding Sonars & Mapping GPS
Installation and Operation
Instructions
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Read Me First!........................................................ 1
Capabilities and Specifications:
FishStrike 2000C & SeaChamp 2000C DF .................................... 3
How Your Sonar Works ................................................................ 5
How Your GPS Works .................................................................. 5
Introduction to GPS and WAAS................................................... 7
How to use this manual................................................................ 9
Section 2: Installation & Accessories.................................. 11
Preparations................................................................................ 11
Transducer Installation.............................................................. 11
Recommended Tools and supplies.......................................... 12
Single-frequency transom installations ............................. 12
Dual-frequency transom installations ............................... 12
Single-frequency trolling motor installations.................... 12
Shoot-through hull installations ........................................ 12
Selecting a Transducer Location ............................................ 12
How low should you go? .......................................................... 14
Shoot-thru-hull vs. Transom Mounting ................................. 15
Transom Transducer Assembly And Mounting..................... 15
Shoot-thru-hull Installation ................................................... 25
Speed/Temperature Sensors....................................................... 27
Optional Speed Sensor Installation ........................................... 28
GPS Antenna/Receiver Module Installation.............................. 30
NMEA 0183 Cable Connections ................................................. 30
Power Connections...................................................................... 31
Mounting the Unit: Bracket or In-Dash .................................... 33
MMC or SD Memory Card Installation ..................................... 36
Other Accessories........................................................................ 37
MMC and MapCreate ............................................................. 37
Section 3: Basic Sonar Operation ....................................... 39
Keyboard ..................................................................................... 39
Power/lights on and off ............................................................... 40
Main Menu .................................................................................. 41
Pages ........................................................................................... 42
Satellite Status Page .............................................................. 42
Navigation Page ...................................................................... 43
Map Page................................................................................. 43
Sonar Page .............................................................................. 44
Sonar Quick Reference .......................................................... 47
Sonar Operations ........................................................................ 48
Fish Symbols vs. Full Sonar Chart ........................................ 50
Other Free Training Aids ....................................................... 50
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Section 4: Sonar Options & Other Features..................... 53
ASP (Advanced Signal Processing) ..................................... 53
Alarms ......................................................................................... 54
Depth Alarms .......................................................................... 54
Zone Alarm .............................................................................. 55
Fish Alarm............................................................................... 55
Calibrate Speed........................................................................... 56
Chart Speed................................................................................. 56
ColorLine.................................................................................. 57
Depth Cursor............................................................................... 59
Depth Range - Automatic ........................................................... 60
Depth Range - Manual ............................................................... 61
FasTrack .................................................................................. 61
Fish I.D. (Fish Symbols & Depths) ......................................... 62
FishTrack ................................................................................. 63
Frequency (Dual-Frequency Transducers only) ........................ 64
HyperScroll .............................................................................. 65
Log Sonar Chart Data ................................................................ 65
Noise Rejection............................................................................ 66
Overlay Data ............................................................................... 66
Overlay Data Style.................................................................. 69
Ping Speed & HyperScroll....................................................... 70
Reset Options .............................................................................. 72
Reset Water Distance ................................................................. 72
Set Keel Offset ............................................................................ 72
Sensitivity & Auto Sensitivity.................................................... 74
Sonar Chart Mode....................................................................... 75
Sonar Page & Sonar Chart Display Options ............................. 76
Full Sonar Chart ..................................................................... 76
Split Zoom Sonar Chart .......................................................... 77
Split Frequency Sonar Chart ................................................. 77
Digital Data Display ............................................................... 78
Customize Page Displays ........................................................... 79
Map With Sonar Split Screen................................................. 80
Sonar Simulator.......................................................................... 80
Stop Chart ................................................................................... 82
Surface Clarity ............................................................................ 82
Zoom & Zoom Bar ....................................................................... 83
Zoom Pan..................................................................................... 84
Section 5: Sonar Troubleshooting ....................................... 85
Section 6: Basic GPS Operations ......................................... 89
Keyboard ..................................................................................... 89
Power/lights on and off ............................................................... 90
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Main Menu .................................................................................. 91
Pages ........................................................................................... 92
Sonar Page .............................................................................. 92
Satellite Status Page .............................................................. 92
Navigation Page ...................................................................... 94
Map Page................................................................................. 95
GPS Quick Reference................................................................ 100
Find Your Current Position...................................................... 101
Moving Around the Map: Zoom & Cursor Arrow Keys ........... 101
Selecting Any Map Item with the Cursor................................ 102
Searching................................................................................... 102
Set a Waypoint.......................................................................... 104
Navigate To a Waypoint ........................................................... 106
Set Man Overboard (MOB) Waypoint...................................... 107
Navigate Back to MOB Waypoint ............................................ 107
Navigate to Cursor Position on Map........................................ 108
Navigate to a Point of Interest................................................. 109
Creating and Saving a Trail..................................................... 110
Displaying a Saved Trail .......................................................... 111
Navigating Trails...................................................................... 112
Visual Trailing ...................................................................... 112
Navigate a Trail .................................................................... 112
Transfer Custom Maps and GPS Data Files ........................... 114
Custom Maps ........................................................................ 114
GPS Data files: ...................................................................... 115
Cancel Navigation..................................................................... 116
Section 7: Advanced GPS Operations ............................... 117
Find Distance from Current Position ...................................... 117
Find Distance from Point to Point ........................................... 117
Icons........................................................................................... 117
Create Icon on Map............................................................... 118
Create Icon at Current Position ........................................... 118
Delete an Icon ....................................................................... 118
Navigate to an Icon ............................................................... 119
Routes........................................................................................ 119
Create and Save a Route ...................................................... 120
Delete a Route ....................................................................... 122
Edit a Route .......................................................................... 122
Navigate a Route................................................................... 123
Navigate a Route in Reverse ................................................ 124
Trails ......................................................................................... 124
Delete a Trail ........................................................................ 124
Edit a Trail Name ................................................................. 124
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Edit a Trail Color .................................................................. 125
Edit a Trail Pattern .............................................................. 125
Utilities...................................................................................... 126
Alarm Clock........................................................................... 126
Sun/Moon Rise & Set Calculator.......................................... 126
Trip Calculator...................................................................... 126
Trip Down Timer................................................................... 126
Trip Up Timer ....................................................................... 126
Waypoints.................................................................................. 126
Delete a Waypoint................................................................. 126
Edit a Waypoint (Name, Symbol, Position) ......................... 126
Selecting a Waypoint ............................................................ 127
Set a Waypoint by Average Position .................................... 127
Set a Waypoint by Projecting a Position.............................. 128
Section 8 System & GPS Setup Options ........................... 129
Alarms ....................................................................................... 129
Auto Satellite Search................................................................ 130
Check MMC Files and Storage Space...................................... 130
Communications Port Configuration ....................................... 131
Configure NMEA ...................................................................... 131
Coordinate System Selection.................................................... 132
Map Fix ..................................................................................... 133
Customize Page Displays ......................................................... 134
GPS Simulator .......................................................................... 135
Simulating Trail or Route Navigation ................................. 136
Hide GPS Features ................................................................... 137
Initialize GPS............................................................................ 137
Map Auto Zoom ......................................................................... 137
Map Data................................................................................... 138
Earth Map Detail .................................................................. 138
Pop-up Map Info.................................................................... 138
Draw Map Boundaries.......................................................... 138
Fill Water with White........................................................... 139
Trackline Extension.............................................................. 139
Presentation Mode ................................................................ 139
Safety Contour ...................................................................... 139
Map Overlays (Range Rings; Lat/Long Grid) ...................... 139
Map Datum Selection ............................................................... 140
Map Detail Category Selection................................................. 141
Map Orientation ....................................................................... 141
Navionics Charts..................................................................... 142
Display a Navionics chart:.................................................... 142
Port Information ................................................................... 143
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Tidal Current Information ................................................... 144
Tide Information ................................................................... 146
Overlay Data ............................................................................. 148
Overlay Data Style ................................................................... 151
Pop-up Help............................................................................... 154
Reset Options ............................................................................ 155
Screen Contrast and Brightness .............................................. 155
Set Language ............................................................................ 156
Set Local Time .......................................................................... 157
Show WAAS Alarm................................................................... 158
Software Version Information.................................................. 158
Sounds and Alarm Sound Styles.............................................. 158
Track Smoothing....................................................................... 159
Trail Options ............................................................................. 160
Delete All Trails .................................................................... 160
Update Trail Option.............................................................. 160
Update Trail Criteria (Auto, Time, Distance) ................. 161
Trail Update Rate (Time, Distance) ................................. 161
Specific Trail Options........................................................ 161
Delete Trail ........................................................................... 161
New Trail............................................................................... 162
Units of Measure....................................................................... 162
Sec. 9: Searching................................................................... 165
Find Addresses.......................................................................... 165
Find Any Item Selected by Map Cursor .................................. 168
Find Interstate Highway Exits ................................................ 168
Find Map Places or Points of Interest (POI) ........................... 171
Find Streets or Intersections.................................................... 173
Find Waypoints......................................................................... 177
Sec. 10: Supplemental Material Datums .......................... 179
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WARNING!
A CAREFUL NAVIGATOR NEVER RELIES ON ONLY ONE METHOD
TO OBTAIN POSITION INFORMATION.
CAUTION
When showing navigation data to a position (waypoint), a GPS unit will show
the shortest, most direct path to the waypoint. It provides navigation data to the
waypoint regardless of obstructions. Therefore, the prudent navigator will not
only take advantage of all available navigation tools when traveling to a
waypoint, but will also visually check to make sure a clear, safe path to the
waypoint is always available.
WARNING!
When a GPS unit is used in a vehicle, the vehicle operator is solely
responsible for operating the vehicle in a safe manner. Vehicle
operators must maintain full surveillance of all pertinent driving,
boating or flying conditions at all times. An accident or collision
resulting in damage to property, personal injury or death could occur if
the operator of a GPS-equipped vehicle fails to pay full attention to
travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion.
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Section 1:
Read Me First!
How this manual can get you out on the road, fast!
Welcome to the exciting world of digital sonar and GPS! We know
you're anxious to begin navigating and finding fish, but we have a favor
to ask. Before you grab the unit and begin installing it, please give us a
moment or two to explain how our manual can help you get the best
performance from your combination fish finder and GPS receiver.
First, we want to thank you for buying an Eagle sonar/GPS unit.
Whether you're a first time user or a professional fisherman, you'll
discover that your unit is easy to use, yet capable of handling
demanding navigation and sonar tasks. When you team your unit with
our custom mapping software MapCreate 6, you have an incredible
combination. With a full recording capability and remarkable
resolution, you won't find another combination sonar and GPS unit
with this much power and this many features for this price!
Our goal for this book is to get you on the water fast, with a minimum
of fuss. Like you, we'd rather spend more time boating or fishing and
less time reading the manual!
So, we designed our book so you don't have to read the whole thing from
front to back to find the information you want. At the start (or end) of
each segment, we'll tell you what content is coming up next. If it's a
concept you're already familiar with, we'll show you how and where to
skip ahead for the next important topic. We've also made it easy to look
up any tips you may need from time to time. Here's how:
The manual is organized into 10 sections. The first section is an
introduction to the FishStrike 2000c and SeaChamp 2000C DF sonar/
GPS units. It tells you the basics you need to know before you can make
the unit look around and tell you where you are, or look below the
surface to find some fish.
Section 2 will help you install your unit, the transducer and the GPS
antenna module. We'll also show you how to install the MultiMedia
Card (MMC) and give you some information on available accessories.
Section 3 covers Basic Sonar Operation. It will show you how easy it is
to run your sonar, right out of the box. This section features a one-page
Sonar Quick Reference. (If you've already jumped ahead and
figured out how to install the unit yourself, and you just can't
wait any longer, turn to the Quick Reference on page 47 and
head for the water with your unit!)
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After you've gained some experience with your sonar, you'll want to
check out Section 4, which discusses advanced Sonar Options and
Other Features.
When you come to a sonar menu command on the unit's screen, you can
look it up in the manual by skimming over the table of contents, flipping
through Section 3, or scanning through the sonar options in Section 4.
If you're having difficulty with your sonar, you can find an answer to
the most common problems in Section 5, Sonar Troubleshooting.
The manual switches from sonar to navigation in Section 6, which
introduces you to Basic GPS Operations. This section features a onepage GPS Quick Reference on page 100
Section 6 contains short, easy-to-scan GPS lessons that follow one
another in chronological order. They're all you'll need to know to find
your way on the water quickly. After you've learned the basics (or if you
already have some GPS experience), you may want to try out some of
the unit's many advanced navigation features. That brings us to
Section 7, Advanced GPS Operations. This section contains the rest of
the unit's GPS command functions, organized in alphabetical order.
When you come to a GPS menu command on the screen, you can look it up
in the manual by skimming over the table of contents, flipping through
Section 6, or scanning through the command portion of Section 7.
This unit is ready to use right out of the box, but you can fine tune and
customize its operation with dozens of options. Since sonar is the unit's
key feature, we put the main sonar options in Section 4. Some options,
such as screen brightness settings, affect both sonar and GPS
operations. We describe how to use those common options along with
GPS options in Section 8, System Setup and GPS Setup Options.
Section 8 is organized in alphabetical order.
In Section 9, we go into more detail on one of the unit's most remarkable
GPS capabilities — Searching. We'll introduce a search example in the
Basic GPS Operation section, but there are so many map items you can
search for, we had to give this function its own section in the manual! For
example, did you know your unit can look up business phone numbers,
like a virtual Yellow Pages? We’ll show you how in Section 9.
Finally, in Section 10, we offer Supplemental Material, including a list
of the GPS datums, warranties and customer service information.
Now, if you're into the fine details, glance over the next segment on
specifications to see how much sonar and GPS power your unit contains.
It's important to us (and our power users), but, if you don't care how
many watts of power the unit has, or how many waypoints it can store,
skip ahead to important information on how sonar works, on page 5.
(Background on GPS begins on page 5.)
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Capabilities and Specifications: FishStrike 2000C &
SeaChamp 2000C DF
General
Display:............................ 6.4" VGA color LCD".
Resolution:...................... 640 pixel x 480 pixel resolution.
Backlighting:.................. Fluorescent cold cathode backlit screen with
multiple lighting levels; backlit keypad.
Input power:................... 10 to 15 volts DC.
Current drain: ............... Sonar only: 500 ma lights off; 600 ma lights
on. With GPS and lights on: 700 ma.
Case size:......................... 7.3" H x 9.6" W x 3.7" D (18.5 x 24.4 x 9.4
cm); sealed and waterproof; suitable for
saltwater use.
MMC slots: ...................... Two in waterproof compartment (SD card
compatible).
Back-up memory: .......... Built-in memory stores sonar records and
GPS data for decades. User settings are
stored when unit is turned off.
Languages:...................... 10; menu languages selectable by user.
Sonar
Frequency:...................... Depending on transducer, either 50/200 kHz
dual-frequency (SeaChamp 2000C DF only)
or 200 kHz single-frequency.
Transducers: .................... Skimmer transducer with built-in
temperature sensor available. Use either a
dual-frequency transducer with 35°/12° cone
angles (SeaChamp 2000C DF only) or a singlefrequency transducer with a 20° cone angle.
Both transducers operate at speeds up to 70
mph (61 kts).
Transmitter: ................... Dual-frequency: 8,000 watts peak-topeak/1 kW RMS (SeaChamp 2000C DF).
Single-frequency: 3,000 watts peak-topeak/375 watts RMS (FishStrike 2000C).
Sonar sounding
Depth capability:........... Dual-frequency: 3,000 feet (915 meters).
Single-frequency: 1,000 feet (305 meters).
Actual capability depends on transducer
configuration and installation, bottom
composition and water conditions.
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Depth display:................ Continuous display.
Graph recording: .......... Up to 1 GB on one MMC (or SD) card
Audible alarms: ............. Deep/shallow/fish/zone.
Automatic ranging:....... Yes, with instant screen updates.
Auto bottom track:........ Yes
Zoom bottom track: ...... Yes.
Split-screen zoom:......... Yes.
Surface water temp: ..... Yes, built into transducer.
Speed/distance log: ....... Yes, with optional speed sensor.
GPS
Receiver/antenna: ......... External; EGC 12 parallel channel
GPS/WAAS.
Recording:........................ MMC & SD memory cards for recording GPS
trip details and displaying charts or custom
maps.
Background map:.......... Built-in custom, detailed Eagle map.
Contains: enhanced detail of continental U.S.
and Hawaii. Includes more than 60,000 nav
aids and 10,000 wrecks/obstructions in
coastal and Great Lakes waters. Metro
areas, selected major streets/highways and
interstate exit services details included.
Custom mapping: .......... MapCreate 6 software optional; optional
plug and play LEI FreedomMaps offer the
same high-detail without the computer work
of MapCreate. Other plug and play mapping
options include Fishing Hot Spots Elite, LEI
NauticPaths charts and Navionics charts.
Mapping memory: ......... Up to 1 GB on one MMC (or SD) card.
Position updates: .......... Every second.
Position points: ............. 1,000 waypoints; 1,000 event marker icons.
Audible alarms: ............. Arrival/off-course/anchor.
Symbols for waypoints
and event marker:......... 42.
Routes:............................. 100; up to 100 waypoints per route.
Plot Trails: ...................... 10 savable; up to 9,999 points per trail.
Zoom range:.................... 37 ranges; 0.05 to 4,000 miles.
NOTE:
The memory capacities refer only to the unit's on-board memory.
The amount of GPS or sonar data you can record and save for recall
later is only limited by the number of MMC cards you have.
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NOTICE!
The storage and operation temperature range for your unit is from 4 degrees to +167 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees to +75 degrees
Celsius). Extended storage or operation in temperatures higher or
lower than specified will damage the liquid crystal display in your
unit. This type of damage is not covered by the warranty. For more
information, contact the factory's Customer Service Department.
Phone numbers are listed on the last page.
How Your Sonar Works
Sonar has been around since the 1940s, so if you already know how it
works, skip down to read about the relatively new technology of GPS.
But, if you've never owned a sonar fish finder, this segment will tell you
the underwater basics.
Sonar is an abbreviation for SOund NAvigation and Ranging, a
technology developed during World War II for tracking enemy
submarines. A sonar consists of a transmitter, transducer, receiver and
display. Here’s an explanation of how it finds the bottom and the fish.
The transmitter emits an electrical impulse, which the transducer
converts into a sound wave and sends into the water. (The sound
frequency can't be heard by humans or fish.) The sound wave strikes an
object (fish, structure, bottom) and bounces back to the transducer,
which converts the sound back into an electrical signal.
The receiver amplifies this return signal, or echo, and sends it to the
display, where an image of the object appears on the scrolling sonar
chart. The sonar's microprocessor calculates the time lapse between the
transmitted signal and echo return to determine the distance to the
object. The whole process repeats itself several times each second.
Your sonar unit can record a log of the sonar signals that scroll across
the screen and save them to the MMC memory card. (These recordings
are also called sonar charts or sonar graphs.) You can replay this sonar
log in the unit using the Sonar Simulator function, or play it back on a
personal computer using our free Sonar Viewer. The viewer is available
for download from the Eagle web site, www.eaglesonar.com.
You can save several different sonar log files, erase 'em and record new
ones, over and over again. The size of your sonar recordings are only
limited by the free space available on your MMC.
How Your GPS Works
You'll navigate faster and easier if you understand how this unit scans
the sky to tell you where you are on the earth — and, where you're
going. (But if you already have a working understanding of GPS
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receivers and the GPS navigation system, skip on ahead to Section 2,
Installation & Accessories on page 11. If you're new to GPS, read on, and
you can later impress your friends with your new-found knowledge.)
First, think of your unit as a small but powerful computer. (But don't
worry — we made the series easy to use, so you don't need to be a
computer expert to find your way!) The unit includes a keypad and a
screen with menus so you can tell it what to do. The screen also lets the
unit show your location on a moving map, as well as point the way to
your destination.
This gimbal-mounted unit uses an external antenna/receiver module,
which makes the whole system work something like your car radio. But
instead of your favorite dance tunes, this receiver tunes in to a couple of
dozen GPS satellites circling the earth. (It will also listen in to the
WAAS satellites in orbit, but more about that in the upcoming segment
introducing you to GPS and WAAS.)
Your unit listens to signals from as many satellites as it can "see" above
the horizon, eliminates the weakest signals, then computes its location
in relation to those satellites. Once it figures its latitude and longitude,
the unit plots that position on the moving map shown on the screen.
The whole process takes place several times a second!
The performance doesn't stop there. Stored in the permanent memory
of every unit is a basic background map of the entire world. We lock it
in here at the factory — you can't change or erase this map.
The background map is suitable for many navigation chores, but for
maximum accuracy and much more detail, you need our optional mapmaking software, MapCreate 6. Some unit features — such as
searching for businesses and addresses — won't work without a custom
MapCreate map. There is so much detail in our background map (and
even more in MapCreate) that we'll describe its contents and
differences in Section 6, Basic GPS Operations, on page 89.
Another portion of the unit's onboard memory is devoted to recording
GPS navigation information, which includes waypoints, event marker
icons, trails and routes. This lets you look back the way you came. Think
of this data storage like the hard drive memory in a computer or a tape
in a cassette tape recorder. You can save several different GPS data files,
erase 'em and record new ones, over and over again. Like any computer
file, these GPS Data Files (file format *.usr) can be shared between
other Eagle GPS or sonar/GPS units and even personal computers.
Your unit has one more thing in common with a personal computer.
Just as computers have a floppy disk drive for storing and exchanging
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files, this unit has a slot for an MMC (MultiMedia Card) or SDC
(Secure Digital card) flash memory card. These solid-state memory
devices are about the size of a postage stamp, but can hold data ranging
from 8 MB to 1 GB in size. (Compare that to a floppy disk's 1.44 MB
capacity!) The unit uses all that MMC space for two key GPS purposes.
(The MMC is also used to record sonar logs. See page 5
First, you can backup your onboard GPS Data Files by copying them to
the MMC. Since the MMC is removable (like a floppy disk or a cassette
tape), you can store these GPS Data Files on a personal computer
equipped with an MMC card reader. (Or store them on a pocketful of
MMCs, if you don't have a computer.) Our MapCreate mapping software
can save, edit or create its own GPS Data Files, which can be copied to
the MMC and then loaded from the MMC into the unit's memory.
(NOTE: No matter where they come from, GPS Data Files must be
loaded from the MMC into memory before the unit can use them.)
The other key GPS use for MMCs is storage of special high-detail,
custom maps, which you can produce on your computer with our
MapCreate software. These MapCreate custom maps contain much
greater detail than the basic background map. These Custom Map
Files (file format *.lcm) can also be shared between other Eagle GPS or
sonar/GPS units and personal computers. (For example, the exact same
MMC, custom map files and GPS data files can be used
interchangeably between your gimbal-mounted unit and the hand-held
iFINDER GPS receiver.)
The unit automatically reads Custom Map Files directly from the MMC
or SD card. To use a custom map, all you need to do is slide an MMC
containing a map into the unit.
Introduction to GPS and WAAS
Well, now you know the basics of how the unit does its work. You might
be ready to jump ahead to Section 2, Installation & Accessories, on page
11, so you can mount your unit and plug in the power. Or you might
want to see how our text formatting makes the manual tutorials easy to
skim. If that's the case, move on to "How to Use This Manual" on page
9. But, if you want to understand the current state of satellite
navigation, look over this segment describing how GPS and its new
companion WAAS work together to get you where you're going.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) was launched July 17, 1995 by
the United States Department of Defense. It was designed as a 24hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year, all weather global navigation system for
the armed forces of the U.S. and its allies. Civilian use was also
available, but it was less accurate because the military scrambled the
signal somewhat, using a process called Selective Availability (SA.)
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GPS proved so useful for civilian navigation that the federal
government discontinued SA on May 2, 2000, after the military
developed other methods to deny GPS service to enemy forces. Reliable
accuracy for civilian users jumped from 100 meters (330 feet) under SA
to the present level of 10 to 20 meters (about 30 to 60 feet.)
Twenty-four satellites orbit 10,900 nautical miles above the Earth,
passing overhead twice daily. A series of ground stations (with precisely
surveyed locations) controls the satellites and monitors their exact
locations in the sky. Each satellite broadcasts a low-power signal that
identifies the satellite and its position above the earth. Three of these
satellites are spares, unused until needed. The rest virtually guarantee
at least four satellites are in view nearly anywhere on Earth at all times.
A minimum of three satellites are required to determine a 2D fix.
The system requires signal reception from three satellites in order to
determine a position. This is called a 2D fix. It takes four satellites to
determine both position and elevation (your height above sea level —
also called altitude). This is called a 3D fix.
Remember, the unit must have a clear view of the satellites in order to
receive their signals. Unlike radio or television signals, GPS works at
very high frequencies. These signals can be easily blocked by trees,
buildings, an automobile roof and even your body.
Like most GPS receivers, this unit doesn’t have a compass or any other
navigation aid built inside. It relies solely on the signals from the
satellites to calculate a position. Speed, direction of travel, and distance
all are calculated from position information. Therefore, in order for the
unit to determine direction of travel, you must be moving and the
faster, the better. This is not to say that it won’t work at walking or
trolling speeds — it will. There will simply be more "wandering" of the
data shown on the display.
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GPS is plenty accurate for route navigation, but the U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration has special needs for aircraft traffic control
that go beyond basic GPS. The FAA has a plan under way to boost GPS
performance even further with its Wide Area Augmentation System, or
WAAS. This GPS add-on will include a time control element that will
help airliners fly closer together while avoiding collisions. In addition to
carefully spacing airplanes along travel corridors, WAAS will
eventually make instrument landings and takeoffs more accurate as it
replaces existing aviation navigation systems.
Non-aviators can use WAAS signals to make their GPS navigation even
more accurate. Your unit receives both GPS and WAAS signals. WAAS,
however, has some limits you should know about.
First, the U.S. government has not completed construction of the WAAS
system, so it is not yet fully operational. The ground stations are in place,
but only a few of the needed WAAS satellites have been launched.
WAAS can boost the accuracy of land GPS navigation, but the system is
designed for aircraft. The satellites are in a fixed orbit around the
Equator, so they appear very low in the sky to someone on the ground
in North America. Aircraft and vessels on open water can get
consistently good WAAS reception, but terrain, foliage or even large
man-made structures frequently block the WAAS signal from ground
receivers.
You'll find that using your GPS receiver is both easy and amazingly
accurate. It’s easily the most accurate method of electronic navigation
available to the general public today. But remember this receiver is
only a tool. Always have another method of navigation available, such
as a map or chart and a compass.
Also remember this unit will always show navigation information in
the shortest line from your present position to a waypoint, regardless of
terrain! It only calculates position, it can’t know what’s between you
and your destination. It’s up to you to safely navigate around obstacles,
no matter how you’re using this product.
How to use this manual: typographical conventions
Many instructions are listed as numbered steps. The keypad and arrow
"keystrokes" appear as boldface type. If you're in a real hurry (or just
need a reminder), you can skim the instructions and pick out what
menu command to use by finding the boldface command text. The
following paragraphs explain how to interpret the text formatting for
those commands and other instructions:
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Arrow Keys
The arrow keys control the movement of dotted cross-hair lines on your
mapping screen called the cursor. The arrow keys also control a
horizontal line depth cursor on the sonar screen. The arrow keys also
help you move around the menus so you can execute different
commands. They are represented by symbols like these, which denote
the down arrow, up arrow, left arrow and right arrow: ↓ ↑ ← →.
Keyboard
The other keys perform a variety of functions. When the text refers to a
key to press, the key is shown in bold. For example, the "Enter/Icons"
key is shown as ENT and the "Menu" key is shown as MENU.
Menu Commands
A menu command or a menu option will appear in small capital letters, in
a bold sans serif type like this: ROUTE PLANNING. These indicate that you are
to select this command or option from a menu or take an action of some
kind with the menu item. Text that you may need to enter or file names
you need to select are show in italic type, such as trail name.
Instructions = Menu Sequences
Most functions you perform with this unit are described as a sequence
of key strokes and selecting menu commands. We've written them in a
condensed manner for quick and easy reading.
For example, instructions for navigating a trail would look like this:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to Trail 1|ENT|→|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. You are asked to wait while it converts the trail into a route.
4. The wait message disappears and the unit begins showing
navigation information along the trail. Now, begin moving and
follow your unit's directions.
Translated into complete English, step 1 above means: "Start on the Map
Page. Press the Menu key twice.
Next, repeatedly press (or press and hold) the down arrow key to scroll
down the menu and select (highlight) the My Trails menu command.
Finally, press the Enter key."
Step 2 means: "Press the down arrow key repeatedly to scroll to the
trail named Trail 1, and press Enter. Next, press the right arrow key
and then the down arrow key to highlight the Navigate command, then
press Enter."
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Section 2:
Installation & Accessories
Preparations
You can install the sonar and GPS systems in some other order if you
prefer, but we recommend this installation sequence:
CAUTION:
You should read over this entire installation section before
drilling any holes in your vehicle or vessel!
1. Determine the approximate location for the sonar/GPS unit, so you
can plan how and where to route the cables for the antenna, transducer
and power. This will help you make sure you have enough cable length
for the desired configuration.
2. Determine the approximate location for the transducer and its cable
route.
3. Determine the approximate location for the GPS antenna module
and its cable route.
4. Determine the location of your battery or other power connection,
along with the power cable route.
5. Install the transducer and route the transducer cable to the
sonar/GPS unit.
6. Install the GPS antenna and route the antenna cable to the
sonar/GPS unit.
7. Install the power cable and route it to the sonar/GPS unit.
8. Connect the cables to the unit and mount the unit on the bracket.
Transducer Installation
These instructions will help you install your Skimmer transducer on a
transom, on a trolling motor or inside a hull. These instructions cover
both single- and dual-frequency Skimmer transducers. Please read all
instructions before proceeding with any installation.
The smaller single-frequency Skimmers typically use a one-piece,
stainless steel mounting bracket. The larger dual-frequency Skimmers
typically use a two-piece, plastic mounting bracket. The trolling motor
mount uses a one-piece plastic bracket with an adjustable strap.
These are all "kick-up" mounting brackets. They help prevent damage if
the transducer strikes an object while the boat is moving. If the
transducer does "kick-up," the bracket can easily be pushed back into
place without tools.
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Read these instructions carefully before attempting the installation.
Determine which of the mounting positions is right for your boat. Use
extreme care if mounting the transducer inside the hull, because once
the epoxy is applied and it is set into position, the transducer cannot be
removed. Remember, transducer installation is the most critical
part of a sonar installation.
Recommended Tools and supplies
If you prefer the option of routing the cable through the transom, you
will need a 5/8" drill bit. (If you intend to install an additional speed or
temp sensor and route its cable through the same hole in the transom,
you will need a 1" (25.4 mm) drill bit to accommodate all the cables.) A
transom mount requires use of a high quality, marine grade above- or
below-waterline sealing compound.
NOTE
The following installation types also call for these recommended
tools and required supplies (supplies are not included):
Single-frequency transom installations
Tools include: two adjustable wrenches, drill, #29 (0.136") drill bit, flathead screwdriver. Supplies: high quality, marine grade above- or belowwaterline sealant/adhesive compound.
Dual-frequency transom installations
Tools: two adjustable wrenches, drill, #20 (0.161") drill bit, flat-head
screwdriver. Supplies: four, 1" long, #12 stainless steel slotted wood
screws, high quality, marine grade above- or below-waterline
sealant/adhesive compound.
Single-frequency trolling motor installations
Tools: two adjustable wrenches, flat-head screwdriver. Supplies: plastic
cable ties.
Shoot-through hull installations
Tools: these will vary depending on your hull's composition. Consult your
boat dealer or manufacturer. Other tools are a wooden craft stick or
similar tool for stirring and applying epoxy, and a paper plate or piece
of cardboard to mix the epoxy on. Supplies: rubbing alcohol, 100-grit
sandpaper, specially formulated epoxy adhesive available from LEI (see
ordering information on the inside back cover). A sandwich hull also
requires polyester resin.
Selecting a Transducer Location
1. The location must be in the water at all times, at all operating speeds.
2. The transducer must be placed in a location that has a smooth flow of
water at all times. If the transducer is not placed in a smooth flow of
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water, interference caused by bubbles and turbulence will show on
the sonar's display in the form of random lines or dots whenever the
boat is moving.
NOTE:
Some aluminum boats with strakes or ribs on the outside of the
hull create large amounts of turbulence at high speed. These boats
typically have large outboard motors capable of propelling the boat
at speeds faster than 35 mph. Typically, a good transom location on
aluminum boats is between the ribs closest to the engine.
3. The transducer should be installed with its face pointing straight
down, if possible. For shoot-thru applications: Many popular fishing
boat hulls have a flat keel pad that offers a good mounting surface. On
vee hulls, try to place the transducer where the deadrise is 10° or less.
Deadrise less than 10°
Strakes
Pad
Left, vee pad hull; right, vee hull. A pod style transducer is shown here,
but the principle is the same for Skimmers inside a hull.
4. If the transducer is mounted on the transom, make sure it doesn't
interfere with the trailer or hauling of the boat. Also, don't mount it
closer than approximately one foot from the engine's lower unit. This
will prevent cavitation (bubble) interference with propeller operation.
5. If possible, route the transducer cable away from other wiring on the
boat. Electrical noise from engine wiring, bilge pumps and aerators
can be displayed on the sonar's screen. Use caution when routing the
transducer cable around these wires.
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CAUTION: Clamp the
transducer cable to transom
near the transducer. This will
help prevent the transducer
from entering the boat if it is
knocked off at high speed.
Good location
Poor location
Good
location
Good location
Poor angle
Good and poor transducer locations.
How low should you go?
For most situations, you should install your Skimmer transducer so its
centerline is level with the bottom of the boat hull. This will usually
give you the best combination of smooth water flow and protection from
bangs and bumps.
Transom
Transducer
centerline
Hull bottom
Align transducer centerline with hull bottom.
However, there are times when you may need to adjust the transducer
slightly higher or lower. (The slots in the mounting brackets allow you
to loosen the screws and slide the transducer up or down.) If you
frequently lose bottom signal lock while running at high speed, the
transducer may be coming out of the water as you cross waves or
wakes. Move the transducer a little lower to help prevent this.
If you cruise or fish around lots of structure and cover, your transducer
may be frequently kicking up from object strikes. If you wish, you may
move the transducer a little higher for more protection.
There are two extremes you should avoid. Never let the edge of the
mounting bracket extend below the bottom of the hull. Never let the
bottom – the face – of the transducer rise above the bottom of the hull.
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Shoot-thru-hull vs. Transom Mounting
In a shoot-thru-hull installation, the transducer is bonded to the inside
of the hull with epoxy. The sonar "ping" signal actually passes through
the hull and into the water. This differs from a bolt-thru-hull
installation (often called simply "thru-hull"). In that case, a hole is cut in
the hull and a specially designed transducer is mounted through the
hull with a threaded shaft and nut. This puts the transducer in direct
contact with the water.
Typically, shoot-thru-hull installations give excellent high-speed
operation and good to excellent depth capability. There is no possibility
of transducer damage from floating objects, as there is with a transommounted transducer. A transducer mounted inside the hull can't be
knocked off when docking or loading on a trailer.
However, the shoot-thru-hull installation does have its drawbacks.
First, some loss of sensitivity does occur, even on the best hulls. This
varies from hull to hull, even from different installations on the same
hull. This is caused by differences in hull lay-up and construction.
Second, the transducer angle cannot be adjusted for the best fish arches
on your sonar display. (This is not an issue for flasher-style sonars.)
Lack of angle adjustment can be particularly troublesome on hulls that
sit with the bow high when at rest or at slow trolling speeds.
Third, a transducer CAN NOT shoot through wood and metal hulls.
Those hulls require either a transom mount or a thru-hull installation.
Fourth, if your Skimmer transducer has a built in temp sensor, it will
only show the temperature of the bilge, not the water surface temp.
Follow the testing procedures listed in the shoot-thru-hull installation
section at the end of this lesson to determine if you can satisfactorily
shoot through the hull.
Transom Transducer Assembly And Mounting
The best way to install these transducers is to loosely assemble all of the
parts first, place the transducer's bracket against the transom and see if
you can move the transducer so that it's parallel with the ground.
The following instructions sometimes vary depending on the mounting
bracket that came with your transducer. Single-frequency Skimmers
come with a one-piece stainless steel bracket, while dual-frequency
Skimmers come with a two-piece plastic mounting bracket. Use the set of
instructions that fits your model.
1. Assembling the bracket.
A. One-piece bracket: Press the two small plastic ratchets into the
sides of the metal bracket as shown in the following illustration. Notice
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there are letters molded into each ratchet. Place each ratchet into the
bracket with the letter "A" aligned with the dot stamped into the metal
bracket. This position sets the transducer's coarse angle adjustment for a
14° transom. Most outboard and stern-drive transoms have a 14° angle.
Dot
Align plastic ratchets in bracket.
B. Two-piece bracket: Locate the four plastic ratchets in the
transducer's hardware package. Press two ratchets into the sides of the
plastic bracket and two on either side of the transducer as shown in the
following illustrations. Notice there are letters molded into each ratchet.
Place the ratchets into the bracket with the letter "A" aligned with the
alignment mark molded into the bracket. Place the ratchets onto the
transducer with the letter "A" aligned with the 12 o'clock position on
the transducer stem. These positions set the transducer's coarse angle
adjustment for a 14° transom. Most outboard and stern-drive transoms
have a 14° angle.
Alignment letters
Alignment
positions
Transducer
Transducer bracket
Insert and align ratchets.
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Transducer
bracket
Transducer
Ratchet
Ratchet
Add ratchets to bracket and transducer.
2. Aligning the transducer on the transom.
A. One-piece bracket: Slide the transducer between the two
ratchets. Temporarily slide the bolt though the transducer assembly
and hold it against the transom. Looking at the transducer from the
side, check to see if it will adjust so that its face is parallel to the
ground. If it does, then the "A" position is correct for your hull.
If the transducer's face isn't parallel with the ground, remove the
transducer and ratchets from the bracket. Place the ratchets into the
holes in the bracket with the letter "B" aligned with the dot stamped
in the bracket.
Reassemble the transducer and bracket and place them against the
transom. Again, check to see if you can move the transducer so it's
parallel with the ground. If you can, then go to step 3A. If it doesn't,
repeat step 2A, but use a different alignment letter until you can
place the transducer on the transom correctly.
Ratchets
Insert bolt and check transducer position on transom.
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B. Two-piece bracket: Assemble the transducer and bracket as shown
in the following figure. Temporarily slide the bolt though the transducer
assembly, but don't tighten the nut at this time. Hold the assembled
transducer and bracket against the transom. Looking at the transducer
from the side, check to see if it will adjust so that its face is parallel to
the ground. If it does, then the "A" positions are correct for your hull.
If the transducer's face isn't parallel with the ground, remove and
disassemble the transducer and ratchets. Place the ratchets into the
bracket holes with the letter "B" aligned with the bracket alignment
mark. Place them on the transducer aligned with the 12 o'clock
position on the transducer stem.
Reassemble the transducer and bracket and place them against the
transom. Again, check to see if you can move the transducer so it's
parallel with the ground. If you can, then go to step 3B. If it doesn't,
repeat step 2B, but use a different alignment letter until you can
place the transducer on the transom correctly.
Lock washer
Bolt
Nut
Flat washer
Flat washer
Assemble transducer and bracket.
3. Assembling the transducer.
A. One-piece bracket: Once you determine the correct position for
the ratchets, assemble the transducer as shown in the following
figure. Don't tighten the lock nut at this time.
Nut
Metal
washer
Rubber
washers
Metal washer
Bolt
Assemble transducer and bracket.
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B. Two-piece bracket: Once you determine the correct position for
the ratchets, assemble the transducer as shown in the figure in step
2B. Don't tighten the lock nut at this time.
4. Drilling mounting holes.
Hold the transducer and bracket assembly against the transom. The
transducer should be roughly parallel to the ground. The
transducer's centerline should be in line with the bottom of the hull.
Don't let the bracket extend below the hull!
Mark the center of each slot for the mounting screw pilot holes. You
will drill one hole in the center of each slot.
Drill the holes. For the one-piece bracket, use the #29 bit (for the #10
screws). For the two-piece bracket, use the #20 bit (for the #12
screws).
Transom
Transom
Position transducer mount on transom and mark mounting holes.
Side view shown (left) and seen from above (right).
5. Attaching transducer to transom.
A. One-piece bracket: Remove the transducer from the bracket and
re-assemble it with the cable passing through the bracket over the
bolt as shown in the following figures.
For single-frequency Skimmer, route cable over bolt and through
bracket. Side view shown (left) and seen from above (right).
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Both bracket types: Attach the transducer to the transom. Slide the
transducer up or down until it's aligned properly with the bottom of
the hull as shown in the preceding and following figures. Tighten the
bracket's mounting screws, sealing them with the caulking compound.
Adjust the transducer so that it's parallel to the ground and tighten
the nut until it touches the outer washer, then add 1/4 turn. Don't
over tighten the lock nut! If you do, the transducer won't "kick-up" if
it strikes an object in the water.
Bottom
of
hull
Flat-bottom hull
Deep-"vee" hull
Align transducer centerline with hull bottom and attach transducer to
transom. Rear view of dual-frequency Skimmer shown.
6. Route the transducer cable through or over the transom to the sonar
unit. Make sure to leave some slack in the cable at the transducer. If
possible, route the transducer cable away from other wiring on the
boat. Electrical noise from the engine's wiring, bilge pumps, VHF radio
wires, cables and aerators can be picked up by the sonar. Use caution
when routing the transducer cable around these wires.
WARNING:
Clamp the transducer cable to the transom close to the
transducer. This can prevent the transducer from
entering the boat if it is knocked off at high speed.
If you need to drill a hole in the transom to pass the connector through,
the required hole size be 5/8".
CAUTION:
If you drill a hole in the transom for the cable, make sure it is
located above the waterline. After installation, be sure to seal the
hole with the same marine grade above- or below-waterline
sealant used for the mounting screws.
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7. Make a test run to determine the results. If the bottom is lost at
high speed, or if noise appears on the display, try sliding the
transducer bracket down. This puts the transducer deeper into the
water, hopefully, below the turbulence causing the noise. Be careful
not to install the transducer bracket below the bottom of the hull!
TROLLING MOTOR BRACKET INSTALLATION
(single-frequency only)
1. Attach the optional TMB-S bracket to the transducer as shown in the
following figure, using the hardware supplied with the transducer.
(Note: The internal tooth washer is supplied with the TMB-S.)
Internal tooth washer
Bolt
TMB-S bracket
Nut
Flat washer
Attach motor mounting bracket to transducer.
2. Slide the adjustable strap supplied with the TMB-S through the slot
in the transducer bracket and wrap it around the trolling motor.
Position the transducer to aim straight down when the motor is in
the water. Tighten the strap securely.
3. Route the transducer cable alongside the trolling motor shaft. Use
plastic ties (not included) to attach the transducer cable to the
trolling motor shaft. Make sure there is enough slack in the cable for
the motor to turn freely. Route the cable to the sonar unit and the
transducer is ready for use.
Transducer mounted on trolling motor, side view.
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TRANSDUCER ORIENTATION AND FISH ARCHES
If you do not get good fish arches on your display, it could be because
the transducer is not parallel with the ground when the boat is at rest
in the water or at slow trolling speeds.
Partial fish arches
Transducer aimed
too far back
Transducer aimed
too far forward
Full fish arch
Proper transducer angle
Transducer angles and their effects on fish arches.
If the arch slopes up – but not back down – then the front of the
transducer is too high and needs to be lowered. If only the back half of
the arch is printed, then the nose of the transducer is angled too far
down and needs to be raised.
NOTE:
Periodically wash the transducer's face with soap and water to
remove any oil film. Oil and dirt on the face will reduce the
sensitivity or may even prevent operation.
SHOOT-THRU-HULL PREPARATION
Hulls With Floatation Materials
The transducer installation inside a fiberglass hull must be in an area
that does not have air bubbles in the resin or separated fiberglass
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layers. The sonar signal must pass through solid fiberglass. A
successful transducer installation can be made on hulls with flotation
materials (such as plywood, balsa wood or foam) between layers of
fiberglass if the material is removed from the chosen area.
Fill with resin
Fill with resin
Inner hull
Flotation material
Epoxy to hull first
Outer hull
Epoxy the transducer to a solid portion of the hull.
For example, some (but not all) manufacturers use a layer of fiberglass,
then a core of balsa wood, finishing with an outer layer of fiberglass.
Removing the inner layer of fiberglass and the balsa wood core exposes
the outer layer of fiberglass. The transducer can then be epoxied
directly to the outer layer of fiberglass. After the epoxy cures for 24
hours, fill the remaining space with polyester resin. When the job is
finished, the hull is watertight and structurally sound. Remember, the
sonar signal must pass through solid fiberglass. Any air bubbles in the
fiberglass or the epoxy will reduce or eliminate the sonar signals.
WARNING:
Do not remove any material from your inner hull unless
you know the hull's composition. Careless grinding or
cutting on your hull can result in damage that could
sink your boat. Contact your boat dealer or
manufacturer to confirm your hull specifications.
Testing Determines Best Location
Ideally, the shoot-thru transducer should be installed as close to the
transom as possible, close to the centerline. This will give you the best
performance during high speed maneuvers.
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Transducer location
(high speed)
Transducer location
(trolling speed)
Shoot-thru-hull transducer locations for
high speed or trolling speed operation.
To choose the proper location for shoot-thru-hull mounting, follow these
testing procedures: (You may need a helper to complete these steps.)
1. Anchor the boat in about 30 feet of water. Add a little water to the
sump of the boat. Plug the transducer into the sonar unit, turn it on,
then hold the transducer over the side of the boat in the water. Adjust
the sensitivity and range controls until a second bottom echo is seen on
the display. (You'll need to turn off Auto Sensitivity, Auto Depth Range
and ASP. Try a range setting that is two to three times the water
depth. The harder (more rocky) the bottom, the easier it will be to get a
second bottom signal.) Don't touch the controls once they've been set.
True bottom
Second bottom
Manual range setting
Example of a second bottom signal. Unit is in 30 feet of water, with
range set at 80 feet and sensitivity set at 87 percent.
2. Next, take the transducer out of the water and place it in the water in
the sump of the boat, face down. (The transducer face is shown in the
figure on the following page.) Notice how the signal strength
decreases. The second bottom signal will probably disappear and the
bottom signal intensity will likely decrease.
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3. Now move the transducer around to find the best location with the
strongest possible bottom signal. If you find a spot with an acceptable
bottom signal, mark the location and move on to step 4.
If you can't get an acceptable bottom signal, try turning up the
sensitivity by three or five keystrokes and then move the transducer
around once more. If you find a spot that works, mark it and move on to
step 4.
If you have to turn up sensitivity by more than five keystrokes to get a
good signal, the transducer should be mounted on the outside of the
hull. This is especially true if you have to turn sensitivity all the way
up to get a decent bottom signal.
4. Most people can get good results by following steps 1 through 3, so this
step is optional. If you want to make an extra effort to be absolutely sure
that your selected location will work under all conditions, make a test
run with the boat on plane and observe the bottom signal. You'll need to
figure some way to prop the transducer into position while you make
your test run. (A brick or two might be sufficient to hold it in place.)
5. When you're satisfied with a location, mark it and proceed with
the installation.
Shoot-thru-hull Installation
If you are installing the transducer on a hull with floatation material
sandwiched within the hull, refer to the text "Hulls With Flotation
Materials" beginning on page 22.
1. Make sure the area is clean, dry and free of oil or grease, then sand
both the inside surface of the hull and the face of the transducer with
100 grit sandpaper. The sanded hull area should be about 1-1/2 times
the diameter of the transducer. The surface of the hull must be flat
so the entire transducer face is in contact with the hull prior to
bonding. After sanding, clean the hull and transducer with rubbing
alcohol to remove any sanding debris.
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Spread epoxy here
Sand this surface
(unit's face)
®
Orient the Skimmer
with the nose facing
the bow of the boat.
To bow
Epoxy transducer to hull.
WARNING:
Use only the epoxy available from LEI. It has been
formulated to work with these installation procedures.
Other epoxy types may be too thin or may not cure to the
right consistency for optimum transducer performance.
2. The epoxy consists of the epoxy itself and a hardener. Remove the
two compounds from the package and place them on the paper plate.
Thoroughly stir the two compounds together until the mixture has a
uniform color and consistency. Do not mix too fast or bubbles will
form in the epoxy. After mixing, you have 20 minutes to complete the
installation before the epoxy becomes unworkable.
Spread a thin layer of epoxy (about 1/16" or 1.5 mm thick) on the face
of the transducer as shown in the previous figure. Make sure there
are no air pockets in the epoxy layer! Then, apply the remaining
epoxy to the sanded area on the hull.
3. Press the transducer into the epoxy, twisting and turning it to force
any air bubbles out from under the transducer face. Stop pressing
when you bottom out on the hull. When you're finished, the face of
the transducer should be parallel with the hull, with a minimum
amount of epoxy between the hull and transducer.
4. Apply a weight, such as a brick, to hold the transducer in place while
the epoxy cures. Be careful not to bump the transducer while the
epoxy is wet. Leave the weight in place for a minimum of three
hours. Allow the epoxy to cure for 24 hours before moving the boat.
5. After the epoxy has cured, route the cable to the sonar unit and it's
ready to use.
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Speed/Temperature Sensors
This unit can accept as many as two temperature sensors, which can be
used to monitor the temperature of surface water, a live well or some
other location. These units can also accept an optional speed sensor for
showing speed and distance traveled. However, you can only use one
accessory at a time. If you would like to use a speed sensor and a second
temperature sensor at the same time, you will need a combination device.
NOTE:
This unit is packed with a transducer containing a built-in temp sensor.
The SeaChamp package also includes a speed sensor. If you have a
FishStrike 2000c and want a speed sensor or additional temp sensor,
see the Accessory Ordering Information in the back of this manual.
If a second temp sensor is used, it must be the model TS-2U. This
model has a fixed electronic "address" which designates it as the second
of two temp sensors. Dual temperatures are only displayed on the Full
Chart page. The Large Digital page will only display the primary
temperature sensor. See the following wiring diagram for temperature
and speed sensor combinations.
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Sonar/GPS unit,
rear view
GPS socket
Blank
Sonar/power socket
Accessory
socket
Optional
temp sensor
Power/transducer cable
Red wire with
3 amp fuse
Black wire
Optional speed
or combination
speed/temp sensor
GPS
antenna
module
Temp sensor built
into transducer
12 volt
battery
Cable connections.
Optional Speed Sensor Installation
All the units in this series can display speed and distance traveled, but
only the SeaChamp 2000C DF comes packed with a speed sensor. If you
wish to purchase an optional additional sensor for your unit, refer to
the accessory ordering information inside the back cover of this
manual. The following instructions describe how to install the speed
sensor.
Recommended tools for this job include: drill, 5/8" drill bit, 1/8" drill bit for
pilot holes, screwdriver. Required supplies for this job include: four #8
stainless steel wood screws (3/4" long), high quality, marine grade aboveor below-waterline caulking compound.
First find a location on the boat's transom where the water flow is
smoothest. Don't mount the sensor behind strakes or ribs. These will
disturb the water flow to the speed sensor. Make sure the sensor will
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remain in the water when the boat is on plane. Also make sure the location
doesn't interfere with the boat's trailer. Typically, the sensor is mounted
about one foot to the side of the transom's centerline.
Once you've determined the proper location for the unit, place the
sensor on the transom. The bottom of the bracket should be flush with
the hull's bottom. Using the sensor as a template, mark the hull for the
screws' pilot holes. Drill four 1/8" holes, one in each end of the slots.
Mount the sensor to the hull using #8 stainless steel wood screws (not
included). Use a high quality, marine grade above- or below-waterline
sealing compound to seal the screws. Make sure the sensor is flush with
the bottom of the hull and tighten the screws.
Good location
Stern view showing good location for mounting sensor on transom.
If the base of the transom has a radius, fill the gap between the
transom and the sensor with the sealing compound. This will help
ensure a smooth water flow.
Transom
Bottom of hull
Bottom of hull
Speed sensor mounting configuration:
side view (left) and rear view (right.)
Route the sensor's cable through or over the transom to the sonar unit.
If you need to drill a hole in the transom to pass the connector through,
the required hole size is 5/8".
Caution:
If you drill a hole in the transom for the cable, make sure it is
located above the waterline. After installation, be sure to seal the
hole with the same marine grade above- or below-waterline
sealant used for the screws.
The sensor is now ready for use. Connect the sensor to the accessory
socket on the back of your unit. If you have any questions concerning
the installation of the sensor, please contact your local boat dealer.
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GPS Antenna/Receiver Module Installation
The FishStrike 2000c and SeaChamp 2000C DF packages include the
EGC-12w GPS module. This device contains the unit’s external
antenna and receiver for GPS and WAAS signals. The antenna/receiver
module comes with a 25-foot extension cable. This module can be
mounted on a flat surface or pole, or an optional magnet is available for
temporary mounting on any ferrous surface.
EGC-12w Module, bottom view (left) and top view (right).
You need to select an antenna installation location that has a clear,
unobstructed view of the sky. After the module is installed, route the
cable to the unit, plug it in the center socket on the back and your
system is ready to use. See the module's instruction sheet, publication
part number 988-0148-371, for complete installation directions.
In an automobile, you may achieve good results by simply placing the
external antenna on the top of the dash, at the base of the windshield. a
piece of the rubber non-skid shelf liner material available in recreational
vehicle supply stores will help hold the antenna in place. This may not
work well if you have a cab-over design pickup truck camper or motor
home. If dashboard reception is poor, simply relocate the antenna module
elsewhere on the vehicle for a clearer view of the sky.
NMEA 0183 Cable Connections
NMEA 0183 is a standard communications format for marine electronic
equipment. For example, an autopilot can connect to the NMEA
interface on the unit and receive positioning information. The unit is
capable of exchanging information with any device that transmits or
receives NMEA 0183 data. This feature requires an optional accessory
cable.
NMEA Wiring
To exchange NMEA data, the unit has one NMEA 0183 version 2.0
communication port. Com port one (Com-1) can be used to receive
NMEA format GPS data. The com port can also transmit NMEA format
GPS data to another device.
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The optional data cable will contain three wires. Com-1 uses the yellow
wire to transmit, the orange wire to receive and the shield wire for
signal ground.
Orange (Receive)
Com-1 to
your unit
NMEA Transmit
Ground
Shield (Ground)
To Other
GPS Receiver
Com-1 wiring to receive NMEA position information
from some other GPS receiver.
Yellow (Transmit)
Com-1 to
your unit
NMEA Receive
Ground
Shield (Ground)
To Other
Device
Com-1 wiring to transmit NMEA position information
to another NMEA-compatible device.
Read your other product’s owner’s manual for more wiring information.
Power Connections
The unit works from a 12-volt battery system. For the best results,
attach the power cable directly to the battery. You can attach the power
cable to an accessory or power buss, however you may have problems
with electrical interference. Therefore, it's safer to go ahead and attach
the power cable directly to the battery.
Caution:
When using the unit in a saltwater environment, we strongly
recommend that you shut off the power supply to the power cable
when the unit is not in use. When the unit is turned off but still
connected to a power supply, electrolysis can occur in the power
cable plug. This may result in corrosion of the plug body along with
the electrical contacts in the cable and the unit's power socket.
In saltwater environments we recommend you connect the power
cable to the auxiliary power switch included in most boat designs.
If that results in electrical interference, or if such a switch is not
available, we recommend connecting direct to the battery and
installing an inline switch. This will let you shut off power to the
power cable when the unit is not in use. When you are not using
the unit, you should always shut off power to the power cable,
especially when the power cable is disconnected from the unit.
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If possible, keep the power cable away from other boat wiring,
especially the engine's wires. This will provide the best isolation from
electrical noise. If the cable is not long enough, splice #18 gauge wire
onto it. The power cable has two wires, red and black. Red is the
positive lead, black is negative or ground. Make sure to attach the inline fuse holder to the red lead as close to the power source as possible.
For example, if you have to extend the power cable to the battery or
power buss, attach one end of the fuse holder directly to the battery or
power buss. This will protect both the unit and the power cable in the
event of a short. It uses a 3-amp fuse.
To unit
Optional power off switch for
saltwater installations
Red wire with
3-amp fuse
Black wire
12 volt
battery
Transducer
Power connections for FishStrike 2000c and SeaChamp 2000C DF
sonar/GPS units.
WARNING:
This product must be independently fused with the
enclosed 3-amp fuse (or equivalent), even if you connect
to a fused accessory or power buss.
If a malfunction happens inside the unit, extensive
damage can occur if the enclosed fuse is not used. As with
all electrical devices, this unit could be damaged to a
point that it is unrepairable and could even cause harm
to the user when not properly fused.
CAUTION:
Do not use this product without a 3-amp fuse wired into the power
cable! Failure to use a 3-amp fuse will void your warranty.
This unit has reverse polarity protection. No damage will occur if the
power wires are reversed. However, the unit will not work until the
wires are attached correctly.
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Mounting the Unit: Bracket or In-Dash
You can install the unit on top of a dash with the gimbal bracket. It can
also be installed in the dash or mounted on a portable power supply.
If you use the supplied bracket, you may be interested in the optional
R-A-M bracket mounting system. This converts the unit's gimbal
bracket to a swivel mount, which can be used on the dash or overhead
mounting positions.
Optional R-A-M mounting system.
Bracket Installation
Mount the unit in any convenient location, provided there is clearance
behind the unit when it's tilted for the best viewing angle. You should
also make sure there is enough room behind the unit to attach the
power, transducer and GPS antenna/receiver module cables. (A
drawing on the next page shows the dimensions of a gimbal-mounted
unit.)
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244
[9.58]
37.1
[1.37]
94
[3.61]
185
[7.34]
Millimeter
[Inch]
56.9
[2.24]
Front view (left) and side view (right) showing dimensions of the
sonar/GPS unit when mounted on gimbal bracket.
Holes in the bracket's base allow wood screw or through-bolt mounting.
You may need to place a piece of plywood on the back side of thin
fiberglass panels to reinforce the panel and secure the mounting
hardware.
Cable hole
Screw
mounting
hole
Front
Install the gimbal bracket. Place the bracket so the arms slope toward
the front of your unit.
Once a location is determined, use the bracket as a template and mark
the mounting holes and the hole for the cables. Drill a 1-inch (25.4 mm)
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hole in the dash for the power, transducer and antenna cables. Screw
the bracket to the mounting surface.
To pass all connectors through the 1" hole, first pass the transducer
connector up through the hole from under the dash, followed by the
antenna connector and any accessory cables. Next, pass the power
cable's bare-wire end down though the hole from the top.
If you wish, you can fill in the hole around the cables with a good
marine caulking compound. No matter what type of installation you
prefer, be sure to leave enough slack in the cables to allow tilting or
swiveling the unit.
Attach the unit to the gimbal bracket using the supplied gimbal knobs
and washers. Attach the cables and the unit is ready to use.
In-Dash Installation
You can mount the unit in the dash with an optional FM-3 In-Dash
Adapter Kit. The kit includes mounting hardware and a template for
cutting the hole.
In-dash mounting template for this unit, showing dimensions.
NOTE: The figure above is not printed to scale.
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MMC or SD Memory Card Installation
Your unit uses MultiMedia Cards to store information, such as sonar
logs, custom maps, waypoints, trails and other data. The unit can also
use Secure Digital Cards (SD card) to store data. The unit can use up to
two cards; a MMC and a SD card can be used at the same time.
NOTE
Throughout this manual, we will use the term MMC, but just
remember your unit can use an MMC or SD card to store data.
Both of these solid-state flash memory devices are about the size of a
postage stamp. A SD card is slightly thicker than a MMC. MMCs are
available in storage capacities of 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB
and higher. SD cards are available in capacities of 8 MB, 16 MB, 32
MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB and 1 GB.
Additional MMC cards are available from LEI Extras; see ordering
information inside the back cover of this manual. MMCs and SD cards
are also available at many camera and consumer electronics stores.
The MMC drawer is located on the front of the case. To install an
MMC, twist the drawer retainer counter-clockwise and pull.
The drawer will come out of the unit. Place the MMC in the drawer face
down (see following figures.)
Insert cards face down
Drawer
retainer
Memory card drawer on the FishStrike 2000 and SeaChamp 2000.
Slide the drawer back into the unit and twist the retainer clockwise.
The MMC is now ready for use.
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Other Accessories
MMC and MapCreate
Other available accessories include MMC cards, MMC card readers and
MapCreate™ 6 custom mapping software for your computer. MMC card
readers are available in USB versions.
MapCreate™ 6 CD-ROM, left; MMC card reader for USB ports, right.
If these accessories are not available from your dealer, see the
accessory ordering information on the inside back cover of this manual.
Visit our web site for a complete listing of all the available accessories
for your unit.
Now that you have your unit installed, move on to Sec. 3, Basic Sonar
Operations. In Sec. 3 we'll present a series of step-by-step tutorials to
teach you the basics of your sonar operation.
NOTE:
When you first turn the unit on, the Map Page appears. If you'd
rather start learning about GPS operation first, turn to Sec. 6,
Basic GPS Operations. (Remember, you don't need to read this
manual from cover-to-cover to get going. We designed it so you can
skip around to the section you want to read.)
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Notes
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Section 3:
Basic Sonar Operation
This section addresses the unit's most basic sonar operations. The
instructions presented in Sec. 3 follow a chronological order. Sec. 4,
Sonar Options & Other Features, will discuss other more advanced
functions and utilities. Material in Sec. 4 is arranged in alphabetical
order.
Before you turn on the unit, it's a good idea to learn about the different
keys, the Main Menu, the four Page screens and how they all work
together. BUT, if you just can't wait to get on the water, turn to the
one-page Quick Reference on page 47.
Keyboard
4
8
9
2
7
3
6
5
1
MMC drawer
FishStrike 2000 sonar/GPS unit, front view, showing sonar screen,
keyboard and access door for the MMC compartment.
1. PWR/LIGHT (Power & Light) – The PWR key turns the unit on and
off and activates the backlight.
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2. PAGES – Pressing this and the ← → arrow keys switches the unit
between the four different page screens. (Satellite Status Page,
Navigation Page, Map Page and Sonar Page.) Each page represents one
of the unit's major operation modes.
3. MENU – Press this key to show the menus and submenus, which
allow you to select a command or adjust a feature. This also accesses
search functions for streets, intersections, addresses and highway exits.
4. ARROW KEYS – These keys are used to navigate through the
menus, make menu selections, enter data and move the map and sonar
chart cursors.
5. ENT/ICONS (Enter & Icons) – This key allows you to save data,
accept values or execute menu commands. It is also used to create
event marker icons.
6. EXIT – The Exit key lets you return to the previous screen, clear
data and close menus.
7. WPT – (Waypoint) The Waypoint key is not only used to save, recall
and search for waypoints, but also provides access to the waypoint list.
It launches the Point-of-Interest (POI) search menus and is involved in
some navigation functions.
8. ZOUT – (Zoom Out) – This key lets you zoom out the sonar display.
On the Sonar Page, it returns you to a full sonar chart display, showing
the entire water column from surface to bottom. On the Map Page, the
ZOUT key allows you to see a larger geographic area. Less detail is seen
as you zoom out.
9. ZIN – (Zoom In) – This key lets you zoom in on the sonar display. On
the Sonar Page, it enlarges fish signals and bottom detail. On the Map
Page, zooming in lets you see greater detail in a smaller geographic
area.
Power/lights on and off
To turn on the unit, press PWR. As the unit powers up, the Map Page is
displayed first. To switch to the Sonar Page, press PAGES|→|EXIT.
To turn on the backlight, press PWR again. The unit has three backlight
levels. Repeatedly pressing PWR will cycle through the backlight
settings.
Turn off the unit by depressing the PWR key for 3 seconds.
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Main Menu
The unit has a Main Menu, which contains some function and setup
commands. The instructions in this section will deal only with sonar
functions, the basic commands that make the unit show sonar signals
on your screen. This unit will work fine right out of the box with the
factory default settings. But, if you want to learn about the various
sonar options, see Sec. 4, Sonar Options & Other Features. (For general
system setup and GPS options, see Sec. 8, System Setup and GPS Setup
Options.)
You can access the Main Menu from any of the four Page screens by
pressing MENU|MENU. To clear the menu screen and return to the page
display, press EXIT. (Remember, our text style for MENU|MENU means
"press the Menu key twice." See a full explanation of our instruction
text formatting on page 9, Instructions = Menu Sequences.)
Main Menu.
The Main Menu commands and their functions are:
Screen: changes the contrast or brightness of the display.
Sounds: enables or disables the sounds for key strokes and alarms and
sets the alarm style.
Alarms: turns GPS alarms on or off and changes alarm thresholds.
Route Planning: used to plan, view or navigate a route.
My Trails: shows, creates and deletes plot trails. Also used to navigate
or backtrack a trail.
Cancel Navigation: ends navigation. Used to stop navigating after
you have reached your destination.
Sonar Setup: sets various sonar options.
GPS Setup: sets various GPS receiver options.
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System Setup: sets general configuration options.
Sun/Moon Calculations: finds the rising and setting time of the sun
and the moon.
Trip Calculator: shows trip status and statistics.
Timers: controls the up timer, down timer and alarm clock settings.
Browse MMC Files: this allows you to view the installed MMC card
and the files it contains.
Pages
The unit has four Page displays for the four major operating modes. They
are the Satellite Status Page, the Navigation Page, the Map Page and
Sonar Page. They are accessed by pressing the PAGES key, then using →
or ← to select a Page. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
Pages Menu showing sonar display options.
Satellite Status Page
The Satellite Status Page provides detailed information on the status of
the unit's satellite lock-on and position acquisition. To get to the
Satellite Status Page, press the PAGES key, then use → or ← to select
STATUS. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
This page represents a GPS function, so it is discussed in much greater
detail in Sec. 6.
No matter what page you are on, a flashing current position
indicator/question mark symbol and flashing GPS data indicate that
satellite lock has been lost and no position is confirmed.
WARNING:
Do not begin navigating with this unit until the numbers
have stopped flashing!
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Satellite Status Page.
Navigation Page
This screen has a compass rose that not only shows your direction of
travel, but also the direction to a recalled waypoint. To get to the
Navigation Page: Press PAGES| → or ← to NAVIGATION|EXIT.
This page represents a GPS function, so it is discussed in much greater
detail in Sec. 6.
Navigation Page (left); navigation with sonar (right).
Map Page
The Map Page screens show your course and track from a "bird's-eye"
view, on a moving map. By default, this unit shows the map with north
always at the top of the screen. The arrow in the center of the screen is
your present position. It points in the direction you're traveling.
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Map Page, showing position on Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas. The full
map option (left). Map with sonar option (right).
Map Page is the default screen that appears when you turn on the unit.
To get to the Map Page from another page: Press PAGES| → or ← to
MAP|EXIT.
You can display a split screen showing both the Map and Sonar pages
at the same time. This feature is discussed in Sec. 4, Sonar Options &
Other Features.
The Map Page represents a GPS function, so it is discussed in much
greater detail in Sec. 6.
Sonar Page
The Sonar Page displays the sonar chart. This is a "cross-section" view
of the water column beneath the boat. The chart moves across the
screen, displaying sonar signal echoes that represent fish, structure
and the bottom.
To get to the Sonar Page: Press the PAGES key, then use → or ← to
select SONAR. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.) The Pages Menu
offers four chart display options under the Sonar Page category. To
access them, press PAGES|← or→ to SONAR|↓ to Option Name|EXIT.
The Sonar Page has its own menu, which is used for advanced functions
and for setting various options. (Sonar Options and other features are
discussed in Sec. 4.) To Access the Sonar Page menu, from the Sonar
Page, press MENU.
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Full Sonar Chart display (left); Sonar Page in split zoom mode (right).
Split frequency sonar display (left) with digital data display(right).
Digital data
overlay
(depth &
temperature)
Surface signal
Surface clutter
Depth scale
In FasTrack, fish
arches show as
horizontal bars.
Fish arches
Zoom bar
Structure
Bottom signal
Sonar Page showing full sonar chart mode.
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FasTrack
bar graph
You can customize how the Sonar Page displays its pictures and other
data. Your unit includes several special sonar features and options that
can help you better interpret the underwater scene.
We'll discuss all of those features and options in Sec. 4, but to show you
how easy the unit is to operate, the following page contains a simplified,
10-step quick reference that will cover most fish finding situations. The
quick reference describes how your unit will operate with all the sonar
features in their automatic modes.
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FishStrike 2000 and SeaChamp 2000C DF
Sonar Quick Reference
1. Mount the transducer, antenna and unit. Connect the unit to electric
power and the transducer. (If GPS operation is desired, connect GPS
antenna, too.) Make sure the MMC is in. (See complete installation
details beginning on page 11.)
2. Launch your boat.
3. To turn on the unit, press and release PWR key.
4. Opening screen displays Map Page. Rotate through the four main
Page screens (Map Page, Satellite Status Page, Navigation Page, Sonar
Page) by pressing PAGES|← or → to select Page Name|EXIT. Switch to
the Sonar Page.
5. If GPS data is desired, wait while unit locates satellites and calculates
current position. When the unit acquires position, a tone sounds and a
position acquired message appears.
6. With position acquired (if desired), head for your fishing grounds.
Your unit will automatically display digital depth and surface water
temperature in the top left corner of the screen.
The auto settings will track the bottom, displaying it in the lower
portion of the screen. The full sonar chart will scroll from right to left,
showing you what's under the boat as you cruise across the water. You
can change the display by:
Zoom in to enlarge the chart for more detail: press ZIN.
Zoom out to return to full chart mode: press ZOUT.
7. Watch the display for the appearance of fish arches. When you see
arches, you've found fish! Stop the boat and get your lure or bait into
the water at the depth indicated on the sonar chart.
8. Gauge the fish depth by visually comparing the fish arches with the
depth scale on the right side of the screen, or get a more accurate
measure with the Depth Cursor. Press MENU|↓ to DEPTH CURSOR|ENT.
Press ↓ to align the cursor line with the fish arch. The exact depth
appears in a box at the right end of the cursor line. To clear the cursor,
press EXIT.
9. If you are drifting at a very low speed or anchored, you are not
moving fast enough to receive the tell-tale fish arch signal. As you drift
over a fish or as a fish swims through the transducer's signal cone, the
fish echo will appear as a straight line suspended between the surface
and the bottom.
10. To turn off the unit, press and hold the PWR key for three seconds.
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Sonar Operations
As you can see from the quick reference on the previous page, basic operation
is pretty easy, right out of the box. If you are a sonar novice, try operating the
unit with the factory defaults until you get a feel for how it's working.
As you're learning the basics, there is one setting you might want to tinker
with from time to time — Sensitivity.
Sensitivity controls the unit's ability to pick up echoes. If you want to see
more detail, try increasing the sensitivity, a little at a time. There are
situations when too much clutter appears on the screen. Decreasing the
sensitivity can reduce the clutter and show the strongest fish echoes, if fish
are present. As you change the sensitivity setting, you can see the difference
on the chart as it scrolls.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
These figures show results of different sensitivity levels on the same
location. Fig. 1: Sensitivity at 88 percent. Typical of full auto mode. Fig.
2: Sensitivity set at 75 percent. Fig. 3: Sensitivity set at 50 percent. Fig.
4: Sensitivity set at 100 percent.
You can change the sensitivity level whether you are in Auto
Sensitivity mode or Manual Sensitivity mode. The adjustment method
works the same in both modes, but gives you slightly different results.
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Adjusting sensitivity in Auto Sensitivity Mode is similar to manually
adjusting a car's speed with the accelerator pedal while cruise control is
on. You can tell the car to run faster, but when you let off the gas the
cruise control automatically keeps you from running slower than the
minimum speed setting. In this unit, auto mode will let you increase
sensitivity to 100 percent, but the unit will limit your minimum setting.
This prevents you from turning sensitivity down too low to allow
automatic bottom tracking. When you change the setting with auto
turned on, the unit will continue to track the bottom and make minor
adjustments to the sensitivity level, with a bias toward the setting you
selected.
Adjusting sensitivity in Manual Sensitivity Mode is similar to driving a
car without cruise control — you have complete manual control of the
car's speed. In this unit, manual mode allows you to set sensitivity at
100 percent (maximum) or zero percent (minimum.) Depending on
water conditions, the bottom signal may completely disappear from the
screen when you reduce sensitivity to about 50 percent or less!
Try adjusting sensitivity in both auto and manual modes to see how
they work.
To adjust sensitivity:
1. Press MENU|ENT.
2. The Sensitivity Control Bar appears. Press ↓ to decrease sensitivity;
press ↑ to increase sensitivity. When it's set at the desired level, press
EXIT. (When you reach the maximum or minimum limit, a tone sounds.)
Sonar Menu with Sensitivity command selected (left). The Sensitivity
Control Bar (right).
NOTE:
If you want to change sensitivity in Manual Mode, first turn off
Auto Sensitivity. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to AUTO
SENSITIVITY|ENT|↑ to SENSITIVITY|ENT. Press ↓ or ↑ to pick a different
sensitivity setting. When it's set at the desired level, press EXIT.
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Important Tip:
While you are experimenting and learning, it's possible to scramble
the settings so the sonar picture disappears from your screen. If
that happens, remember it's easy to switch back to full automatic
operation by simply restoring the factory settings. Here's how:
To Restore Factory Settings
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to RESET
OPTIONS|ENT.
2. The unit asks if you want to reset all the options. Press ← to
YES|ENT. All options are reset, and the unit reverts back to the Map
Page at the 4000-mile zoom range. (Any recorded sonar logs or GPS
data will be unchanged.)
Fish Symbols vs. Full Sonar Chart
You may have noticed in the quick reference we used fish arches in full
sonar chart mode for our example and not the popular Fish I.D. fish
symbol feature. Here's why.
Fish I.D. is an easier way for a sonar novice to recognize a fish signal
return. However, locating a fish via symbol has some limitations.
Your sonar unit's microprocessor is remarkably powerful, but can be
fooled. Some of the echoes displayed as fish could be tree limbs or
turtles! To see what's under your boat in maximum detail, we
recommend you turn off Fish I.D. and begin learning to interpret fish
arches.
Fish I.D. is most handy when you're in another part of the boat or
performing some task that prevents you from watching the sonar
screen. Then, you can turn on Fish I.D. and the audible fish alarm.
When that lunker swims under your boat, you'll hear it!
Fish I.D. can also be useful when you want to screen out some of the
sonar detail gathered by your unit. For example, in one case, fisherman
in San Francisco Bay saw clouds of clutter in the water but no fish
arches. When a downrigger was pulled up, it brought up several small
jellyfish. The fisherman switched their Eagle sonar to Fish I.D., which
screened out the schools of jellyfish and clearly showed the game fish as
fish symbols.
Other Free Training Aids
The sonar options section discusses Fish I.D., fish alarms and other
features in greater detail. If you or a friend has Internet access, you can
also learn more about interpreting what you see on your sonar screen.
Visit our web site, www.eaglesonar.com. Be sure to check out the
free Sonar Tutorial, which includes animated illustrations and more
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pictures of actual sonar returns, all described in detail. There's even a
"printer friendly" version of the tutorial available on our web site. It
makes a great supplement to this operations manual!
You can also download a free copy of our Sonar Viewer software. This
PC-based software application plays back any sonar chart log recorded
with an Eagle sonar product. Features include:
•
Adjustable range, zoom, sensitivity, Colorline, noise rejection,
surface clarity, etc. of the recorded file.
•
Interpretation of sonar signals can be user defined.
•
Operates like a Windows Multimedia Player with forward,
reverse, pause, fast forward, fast reverse, and scroll buttons.
•
Adjustments update the entire record displayed
•
Windows can dynamically be sized on your monitor.
•
Mouse cursor shows GPS position, depth and sounding number
anywhere on the visible record.
For the ultimate training aid, be sure to download the free emulator
software for your unit. Aside from being just plain fun, this program
can help you learn both basic and advanced operations without burning
boat fuel!
This PC application simulates the actual sonar/GPS unit on your
computer. You can run it from your computer keyboard or use your
mouse to press the virtual keys. Easy download and installation
instructions are available on our web site.
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SeaChamp 2000C DF
A free training emulator is available for your unit at
www.eaglesonar.com.
The emulator works exactly like your real sonar/GPS unit. It allows you
to play back sonar logs, run GPS routes and trails and even create real
waypoints you can use in the field! You can also take snapshots of the
Sonar Chart and print them or e-mail them to friends.
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Section 4:
Sonar Options & Other Features
Material in this section is arranged in alphabetical order.
ASP (Advanced Signal Processing)
The ASP feature is a noise rejection system built into the sonar unit
that constantly evaluates the effects of boat speed, water conditions
and interference. This automatic feature gives you the best possible
display under most conditions.
The ASP feature is an effective tool in combating noise. In sonar terms,
noise is any undesired signal. It is caused by electrical and mechanical
sources such as bilge pumps, engine ignition systems and wiring, air
bubbles passing over the face of the transducer, even vibration from the
engine. In all cases, noise can produce unwanted marks on the display.
The ASP feature has four settings — Off, Low, Medium and High. If
you have high noise levels, try using the "High" ASP setting. If,
however, you are having trouble with noise, we suggest you take steps
to find the interference source and fix it, rather than continually using
the unit with a high ASP setting.
There are times when you may want to turn the ASP feature off. This
allows you to view all incoming echoes before they are processed by the
ASP feature.
Sonar Menu with Sonar Features selected (left). The Sonar Features
menu (right), Noise Rejection selected with ASP at default low setting.
To change the ASP level:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press → then ↓ to NOISE REJECTION|ENT.
3. Press ↓ or ↑ to select a setting, then press ENT.
4. To return to the previous page, press EXIT|EXIT.
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Alarms
This unit has three different types of sonar alarms. The first is the Fish
Alarm. It sounds when the Fish I.D. feature determines an echo is a
fish.
Another alarm is the Zone Alarm, which consists of a bar on the side of
the screen. Any echo on the chart that appears inside this bar triggers
the alarm.
The last alarm is the Depth Alarm, which has both a Shallow and a
Deep setting. Only the bottom signal will trigger this alarm. This is
useful as an anchor watch, a shallow-water alert or for navigation.
Depth Alarms
The depth alarms sound a tone when the bottom signal enters water
more shallow than the shallow alarm's setting or deeper than the deep
alarm's setting. For example, if you set the shallow alarm to 10 feet, the
alarm will sound a tone if the bottom signal is less than 10 feet. It will
continue to sound until you steer your boat into water deeper than 10
feet.
The deep alarm sounds a warning tone if the bottom depth is deeper
than the alarm's setting. Both depth alarms work off digital bottom
depth signals. No other targets will trip the alarms. These alarms can be
used at the same time or individually.
Sonar Alarms command (left); The Sonar Alarms menu (right).
To adjust and turn on the shallow alarm:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT|↓ to SONAR ALARMS|ENT.
2. Press → to SHALLOW ALARM DEPTH|ENT.
3. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first number, then press → to move the
cursor to the next number and repeat until the depth is correct, then
press ENT.
4. Press ← to SHALLOW ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
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To adjust and turn on the deep alarm:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT|↓ to SONAR ALARMS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to DEEP ALARM ENABLED|→ to DEEP ALARM DEPTH|ENT.
3. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first number, then press → to move the
cursor to the next number and repeat until the depth is correct, then
press ENT.
4. Press ← to DEEP ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Zone Alarm
The zone alarm is triggered when any echo passes inside the alarm bar
zone, shown on the right side of the screen.
To adjust and turn on the zone alarm:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT|↓ to SONAR ALARMS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to ZONE ALARM ENABLED|→ to ADJUST ZONE|ENT.
Sonar Alarms menu, with Adjust Zone command selected (left); Adjust
Zone Alarm selection box, with Upper Limit selected (right).
3. To set the upper boundary for the Zone Alarm, use ← or→ to select
UPPER, then press ↑ or ↓ to move the top of the bar to the desired depth.
4. To set the lower boundary for the Zone Alarm, use ← or→ to select
LOWER, then press ↑ or ↓ to move the bottom of the bar to the desired
depth.
5. Press EXIT|← to ZONE ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT. Now, any
echo — fish, structure or the bottom — within the zone alarm's depth
range will trigger the zone alarm.
Fish Alarm
Use the fish alarm for a distinctive audible alarm when fish or other
suspended objects are detected by the Fish I.D. feature (Fish I.D.
must be turned on for the Fish Alarm to work). A different tone sounds
for each fish symbol size shown on the display.
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Sonar Alarms menu with Fish Alarm selected. The checkbox
is blank, indicating the alarm is turned off.
To turn the fish alarm on:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT|↓ to SONAR ALARMS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to FISH ALARM|ENT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Calibrate Speed
The speed sensor can be calibrated to compensate for inaccuracies.
Before you change the setting, calculate the percentage the speed is off.
For example, if you figure the sensor is reading 10 percent faster than
actual speed, you will enter – 10 in the calibration window. If the
sensor is reading 5 percent slower than true speed, you will enter + 5 in
the window.
A good way to gauge your speed sensor's performance is to compare its
reading with the ground speed measured by your unit's GPS. When you
compare your GPS ground speed to speed sensor speed, perform your
test in relatively calm water free of current, if possible. (Unless, of
course, you are taking the current speed into consideration when
making your calculation.) After you have a correct figure, here's how to
enter it:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT|↓ to CALIBRATE WATER
SPEED|ENT.
2. Enter the number you calculated earlier: press ↑ or ↓ to change the
first character (+ or –), then press → to move the cursor to the next
number and repeat until the percentage is correct, then press EXIT.
Chart Speed
The rate echoes scroll across the screen is called chart speed. The
default is maximum. We recommend you leave the setting there for
virtually all fishing conditions.
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You, however, might consider experimenting with chart speed when
you are stationary or drifting very slowly. You sometimes may achieve
better images if you slow the chart speed to match how fast you are
moving across the water.
If you are at anchor, ice fishing or fishing from a dock, experiment with
a chart speed around 50 percent. If you are drifting slowly, try a chart
speed around 75 percent. When you are stationary and a fish swims
through the sonar signal cone, the image appears on the screen as a
long line instead of a fish arch. Reducing the chart speed may result in
a shorter line that more closely resembles a regular fish return.
Sonar Page menu with Chart Speed command selected (left).
The Chart Speed Control Bar (right).
If you experiment with chart speed, remember to reset it to maximum
when you resume trolling or moving across the water at higher speed.
To change chart speed:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to CHART SPEED|ENT.
2. The Chart Speed Control Bar appears. Press ↓ to decrease chart
speed or ↑ to increase chart speed.
3. When it's set at the desired level, press EXIT.
ColorLine
ColorLine lets you distinguish between strong and weak echoes. It
"paints" a brighter color on targets that return a stronger signal. This
allows you to tell the difference between a hard and soft bottom. For
example, a soft, muddy or weedy bottom returns a weaker signal, which
is shown with a narrow, colored line (dark blue tinged with red or a
little yellow.) Since fish are among the weakest echoes, they show up
mostly as blue arches. A hard bottom or other relatively hard target
returns a strong signal displayed as a wide, brightly colored line
(reddish yellow to bright yellow.)
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If you have two signals of equal size, one with a red to yellow color and
the other without, then the target with brighter color (yellow) is the
stronger signal. This helps distinguish weeds from trees on the bottom,
or fish from structure.
ColorLine is adjustable. Experiment with your unit to find the
ColorLine setting that's best for you.
Sonar Page menu with ColorLine command selected (left);.
The ColorLine control bar (right).
To adjust the ColorLine level:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to COLORLINE|ENT.
2. The ColorLine Control Bar appears. Press ↓ to decrease ColorLine or
↑ to increase Colorline.
3. When it's set at the desired level, press EXIT.
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Fig. 1A
Fig. 1B
Fish near
Hard
structure structure
Colorline
Fig. 2A
Fig. 2B
Hard
bottom
Muddy
bottom
Colorline
Fig. 3A
Fig. 3B
Muddy
bottom
Hard
bottom
ColorLine
The "A" figures to the left show locations with ColorLine set at the
default level of 70 percent. The "B" figures on the right show the same
locations with ColorLine increased to 84 percent. In Figure 1B, no fish
are near the left structure, but the display shows fish holding next to the
structure on the right.
Depth Cursor
The depth cursor consists of a horizontal line with a digital depth box on
the right side. The numbers inside the box show the depth of the cursor.
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Cursor line
Depth box
Sonar Page menu with Depth Cursor command selected (left). Sonar
chart with the depth cursor active (right). The line indicates the large
fish is 21.95 feet deep.
The cursor can be moved to any location on the screen, letting you
pinpoint the depth of a target.
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to DEPTH CURSOR|ENT.
2. The depth cursor appears. Press ↓ to lower the cursor line or ↑ to
raise the cursor line.
3. To clear the depth cursor, press EXIT.
Depth Range - Automatic
When turned on for the first time, the bottom signal is automatically
placed in the lower half of the screen. This is called Auto Ranging and
is part of the automatic function. You can change the bottom setting to
a different depth, depending upon the bottom depth and the current
range. To do this:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to DEPTH RANGE|ENT.
Sonar Page menu with Depth Range command selected (left); The
Depth Range Control Scale (right).
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2. The Depth Range Control Scale appears. Press ↑ or ↓ to select a
different depth range. A blue bar highlights the selected range. The
shaded numbers can not be selected.
3. When the new range is selected, press EXIT to clear the menu.
Depth Range - Manual
You have complete control over the range when the unit is in the
manual mode. There are 16 depth ranges, from 5 to 4,000 feet.
To switch to Manual Depth Range:
1. Turn off automatic depth range. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓
to AUTO DEPTH RANGE|ENT.
2. Press ↑ to DEPTH RANGE|ENT and the Depth Range Control Scale appears.
3. Press ↓ or ↑ to select a different depth range. A blue bar highlights
the selected range.
4. When the new range is selected, press EXIT to clear the menu.
NOTE:
The sonar's depth capability depends on the transducer
installation, water and bottom conditions among other factors.
FasTrack
This feature automatically converts all echoes to short horizontal lines
on the display's far right side. FasTrack gives you a rapid update of
conditions directly under the boat. This makes it useful for ice fishing,
or fishing at anchor. When the boat is not moving, fish signals are long,
drawn out lines on a normal chart display. FasTrack converts the graph
to a vertical bar graph that, with practice, is useful when fishing at a
stationary location.
Fish arches
Surface clutter
FasTrack,
fish arches
show as
horizontal
bars.
Structure
Colorline
Bottom signal
FasTrack
bar graph
Sonar Page showing FasTrack.
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Fish I.D. (Fish Symbols & Depths)
The Fish I.D. feature identifies targets as fish when they meet certain
conditions. The microcomputer analyzes all echoes and eliminates
surface clutter, thermoclines and other undesirable signals. In most
instances, remaining targets are fish. The Fish I.D. feature displays
fish symbols on the screen in place of the actual fish echoes.
There are several fish symbol sizes. These are used to designate the
relative size between targets. In other words, Fish I.D. displays a small
fish symbol when it recognizes a target as a small fish, a medium fish
symbol for a larger target and so on.
The sonar's microcomputer is sophisticated, but can be fooled. It can't
distinguish between fish and other suspended objects such as trotlines,
turtles, submerged floats, air bubbles, etc. Individual tree limbs
extending outward from a group of limbs are the hardest objects for the
Fish I.D. feature to distinguish from fish.
You may see fish symbols on the screen when actually, there are no
fish. The reverse also is true.
Does that mean Fish I.D. is broken? No. It is simply interpreting sonar
returns in a specific way to help take some of the work out of reading
the screen. Remember: Fish I.D. is one of many tools we provide so you
can analyze your sonar returns for maximum fish finding information.
This and other features can help you successfully "see" beneath the
boat under varied fishing conditions. Practice with Fish I.D. mode on
and off to become more familiar with it. The default for Fish I.D. is off.
Sonar Features highlighted (left); Fish I.D. Symbols selected (right).
To turn the Fish I.D. feature on:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to FISH SYMBOLS|ENT|EXIT|EXIT.
To turn off Fish I.D., repeat the instructions in step 1.
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Fig. 1 B
Fig. 1 A
Fish symbols appear
in surface clutter
Many fish
arches visible
Fewer fish
symbols visible
Fig. 2 B
Fig. 2 A
No fish shown
Fish arches
above structure
Figures 1A and 2A (left) show Sonar Page in normal chart mode. Figures
1B and 2B (right) show the same underwater scene with Fish I.D. turned
on. Note how arches are replaced with symbols.
FishTrack
The FishTrack feature shows the depth of a fish symbol when it
appears on the display. This lets you accurately gauge the depth of
targets. This feature is available only when the Fish I.D. feature is on.
The default setting for FishTrack is off.
To turn on FishTrack:
(Note: These instructions will turn on FishTrack and Fish I.D. at the
same time.)
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to FISH DEPTHS|ENT|EXIT|EXIT.
To turn off FishTrack, repeat the instructions in step 1. Turning off
FishTrack in this manner will not turn off Fish I.D. symbols.
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Symbols with
FishTrack depths
Sonar Features menu with Fish I.D. Depths selected (left). When the
check box to the left is unchecked, the feature is off. Sonar Page
showing Fish I.D. symbols and FishTrack depths turned on (right).
Frequency
(Dual-Frequency Transducers only, SeaChamp 2000C DF)
A dual-frequency transducer operates with both 200 kHz and 50 kHz.
The 200 kHz frequency has a 12° cone angle and the 50 kHz frequency
has a 35° cone angle.
The default frequency is 200 kHz, which is best used in shallow water
(about 300 feet or less). This frequency is the best choice for about 80
percent of the fresh and salt water sport fishing applications. When you
get into very deep salt water, 300 to 500 feet or deeper, the 50 kHz
frequency is the best choice.
The 200 kHz transducer will give you better detail and definition, but
less depth penetration. The 50 kHz transducer will give you greater
depth penetration, but a little less detail and less definition. (Remember,
all sonar units typically read deeper in fresh water than in salt water.)
There is a common exception to the rule. Some fishermen on freshwater
lakes (or the ocean) like to see their downriggers on the sonar. In many
of those cases, you'll see a 50 kHz transducer frequency in use because
the wider cone angle lets them watch the bait.
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Sonar Features menu with a frequency of 200 kHz selected.
To change the frequency setting to 50 kHz:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to 50 KHZ|ENT.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to clear the menu.
To change the frequency setting to 200 kHz:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to 200 KHZ|ENT.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to clear the menu.
HyperScroll
See the entry on Ping Speed, which controls the HyperScroll feature.
Log Sonar Chart Data
If you have an MMC installed in the unit, the sonar data shown on the
screen can be saved and played back at any time. (To play a recorded
sonar chart log, see the entry in this section for Sonar Simulator.) If
you have a personal computer and internet access, download our free
Sonar Viewer and your unit’s emulator at our web site,
www.eaglesonar.com. That will allow you to replay sonar logs on
your personal computer.
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The Sonar Page menu with the Log Sonar Chart Data command
selected (left). Sonar Chart Logging menu, with the Start Logging
command selected (right). The MMC has 11.7 MB of free space, which
will record the scrolling chart for 20 minutes and 44 seconds.
To record or log chart data:
1. Press MENU|↓ to LOG SONAR CHART DATA|ENT.
2. To record data using the default settings, press ENT. The menu clears
and the Sonar Page title bar shows the name of the file you are
recording. Warning messages will appear as recording time begins to run
out.
NOTE:
You can change any of the settings by using the cursor arrows to
highlight different commands. Select FILE NAME if you want to
change the name. Select CHART QUALITY if you want to lower the file
quality so you can record for a longer period of time. After you've
changed the settings, select START LOGGING.
Noise Rejection
See the entry on Advanced Signal Processing in this section.
Overlay Data
On any page display except the Satellite Status and Navigation pages,
you can "float" or overlay data on the screen with the Overlay Data
command. The various data available from your unit are divided into
categories in the Overlay Data menu. These categories include GPS
Data, Navigation, Trip Calculator, Time, Sonar Data and
Miscellaneous Data.
You can select items from any of these categories for display, in any
combination. The category divisions are there only to help you sort
through the information.
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Overlay Data Shown window (left); Data viewer with the Sonar Data
category expanded (right).
To overlay information on your screen:
1. Press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. If you have overlay data on your display, you’ll see a list of that data
on the overlay data shown menu as illustrated above. To add data
select (ENT TO ADD) and press ENT. The data viewer shows information
categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category name. A
category with a "+" next to it is expandable, meaning its contents are
hidden.
Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category and press ENT.
3. Expand categories that might contain data you want to display. Then
press ↓ or ↑ to select a data option.
4. With the data option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn it on) or
uncheck it (turn it off). As you turn it on, the data will appear on top of
the screen. Every Page display has a maximum number of items you
can show using the Overlay Data command.
5. After the desired changes are made, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the
page display.
To remove overlaid data:
1. While on a page display with digital data boxes you want to remove,
press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You'll see a list of the overlay data currently displayed on your
screen. Highlight the item you want to remove from your display and
press ENT|ENT to remove the data. To remove another item, select it
and press ENT|ENT.
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3. When you have finished removing all the items you want from the
screen, press EXIT to return to the page display.
Overlay Data Shown with water speed selected (left). Press ENT to
access REMOVE option (right). Press ENT again to remove item and
return to the Overlay Data Shown screen.
To move overlaid data:
You may find it useful to rearrange data floating on your display
window.
1. Press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You'll see a list of the overlay data currently displayed. Select the
item you want to move and press ENT|→ to MOVE|ENT.
3. The data begins to flash on your screen. Use any combination of →,
←, ↑ and ↓ to move the data to a new location.
4. When satisfied, press EXIT|EXIT.
NOTE:
The Customize command and the Overlay Data command use the
same information categories. The difference between the two
commands is the Customize command is only used to modify pages
with digital data boxes, while Overlay Data changes information
floating on the screen. See Customize Page Displays, on page 79 for
information on customizing data boxes.
To change displayed data font size:
1. From the Map or Sonar page, press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ or ↑ to select Data Type|press → or ← to change Data
Size|EXIT.
The selected data type will be displayed in the new size. (To change the
font size of another data type, repeat these steps, beginning with step
two above.) You can also change the size of overlay data by choosing
overlay size in the Data Information menu. Just select the overlay data
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you want to resize from the Overlay Data Shown menu and press ENT.
Scroll down to the overlay size window and press ENT to make the
desired changes.
3. To return to the previous page, press EXIT|EXIT.
The overlay size command (left) and a sonar window (right) with
Depth, Temperature, Track and Ground Speed displayed onscreen as
overlay data.
NOTE:
Some data types can be displayed in only one font size. If that is the
case, the Data Size box will not be displayed for that data type.
Overlay Data Style
Do you like a digital readout or do you prefer an analog gauge look?
With the Overlay Style feature you can mix and match your data to suit
your viewing preferences.
To access overlaid data style menu:
1. Press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. This will bring up the Overlay Data Shown menu with a list of
current overlay data. Highlight the data you want to change on the
Overlay Data Shown menu and press ENT, which will launch the data
information menu.
3. Use ↓ to select overlay style, choose analog, and press ENT.
4. Next, press → to enter Analog Setup, which will place a gauge on the
display instead of digital numbers.
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The Data Information menu (left) with Overlay style window
activated. Choose analog and the Analog Setup button appears (right).
Gauge Setup Menu.
There are four primary setup options in the analog menu: Themes, Tick
Marks, Thresholds and Text. You can make gauges transparent from
all setup menus except Text Setup.
To change the setup menu, scroll down, highlight one of the four setup
options and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired category on the
setup menu, then press ENT. To return to the main sonar display, press
ENT repeatedly. For advanced information on Overlay Data Style skip
ahead to page 151.
Ping Speed & HyperScroll
Ping Speed controls the rate at which the transmitter and transducer
broadcast sonar sound waves — pings — into the water. The unit has a
default ping speed of 50 percent. At normal boating speeds, this
automatically provides enough return echoes to refresh the screen and
scroll the chart at maximum chart speed.
However, when you are running at high speeds or just want the fastest
possible screen update, you may want to use the HyperScroll feature.
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When you change the Ping Speed to any setting greater than 50
percent, the unit automatically enters HyperScroll mode.
These faster ping rates allow you to maintain a high-detail picture on
the screen. It also allows the screen refresh rate and chart scroll speed
to keep pace with the boat as it moves quickly over the water.
When using HyperScroll, you may also need to manually decrease the
sensitivity for optimum performance. Depending on water depth and
other conditions, HyperScroll may cause a second bottom echo to return
to the transducer during the next ping cycle. This can result in a large
amount of clutter appearing on the screen. If this occurs, just decrease
the sensitivity to a level that eliminates the clutter. When you turn
HyperScroll off, you can return to your original sensitivity level.
Sonar Menu with Ping Speed command selected (left).
The Ping Speed Control Bar (right) at default setting.
To change Ping Speed:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to PING SPEED|ENT.
2. The Ping Speed Control Bar appears. Press ↑ to increase ping speed or ↓
to decrease ping speed. When it's set at the desired level, press EXIT.
When you boost ping speed and switch into HyperScroll, the width of
the FasTrack bar graph display doubles at the right side of the screen.
This allows you to see virtually instantaneous sonar returns, just as
you would on a flasher sonar unit. For more information on FasTrack,
see its entry in this section.
To turn off HyperScroll:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to PING SPEED|ENT.
2. The Ping Speed Control Bar appears. Use ↓ to decrease ping speed to
50 percent and press EXIT.
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Reset Options
This command is used to reset all features, options and settings to their
original factory defaults. This is useful when you have changed several
settings and want to return the unit to basic automatic operation.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to RESET OPTIONS|ENT.
2. Press ← to YES|ENT.
3. All the menus are cleared and the unit reverts to the Map Page at
the 4000-mile zoom range, just as if you had turned it on for the first
time. All options have been returned to the factory settings.
System Setup menu with Reset Options command selected (left). The
Reset Options dialog box (right).
NOTE:
Reset Options does not erase any waypoints, routes, plot trails, or
sonar logs.
Reset Water Distance
The sonar chart's Digital Data display option includes a window that
shows distance traveled, called Water Distance ("W Distance"). This
information is calculated from an optional water speed sensor, not the
GPS. The Water Distance window can be reset to zero using the Reset
Water Distance command.
Press
MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT|↓ to RESET WATER
DISTANCE|ENT. The menus are cleared and the water distance is reset to
0.00.
Set Keel Offset
This unit measures water depth from the face of the transducer. Since
the transducer is installed below the water surface, the depth displayed
by the digital depth, chart depth scale, chart cursor and fish symbols
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readings are not exact. If the transducer is 1 foot below the surface, and
the screen shows the water depth as 30 feet, then the actual depth is 31
feet.
On sailboats or other large vessels with deep drafts, the distance
between the transducer and the keel or lower engine unit can be
several feet. In those cases, an inexact depth reading could cause your
vessel to strike underwater structure. The Keel Offset feature
eliminates the need for the navigator to mentally calculate how much
water is under his keel.
Keel Offset lets you calibrate the digital depth: chart depth scale, chart
cursor depth and fish symbol depth displayed on the screen. To calibrate
the depth indicators, measure the distance from the face of the
transducer to the lowest part of the boat. In this example, we will use 3.5
feet. This will be entered as a negative 3.5 feet, which makes the depth
indicators perform as if the transducer is lower in the water than it
really is.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT.
2. Use ↓ to scroll down to KEEL OFFSET, then press ENT. The Keel Offset
dialog box appears. Press ↓ to change the plus (+) sign to a minus (–)
sign.
3. Press → to the first number, then press ↑ to change the number to 3.
4. Press → to the second number, then press ↑ to change the number to
5, then press EXIT. The depth indicators now accurately show the water
depth beneath the keel.
NOTE:
If knowing the exact depth of water beneath the keel is less
important, you can calibrate the depth indicators so they show the
actual water depth from surface to bottom. To do this, measure the
distance from the face of the transducer to the surface (the water line
on the boat). In this example, we will use 1.5 feet. This will be entered
as a positive 1.5 feet, which makes the depth indicators perform as if
the transducer's higher in the water than it really is.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT.
2. Use the ↑ ↓ keys to select SET KEEL OFFSET and press ENT. The
Keel Offset dialog box appears with a plus (+) sign at the front of
the box.
3. Press → to the first number and use ↑ to change the number to 1.
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4. Press → to the second number and use ↑ to change the number to
5 and press EXIT. The depth indicator now accurately shows the
water depth from surface to bottom.
Sensitivity & Auto Sensitivity
Sensitivity controls the ability of the unit to pick up echoes. A low
sensitivity level (from zero to 50 percent) excludes much of the bottom
information, fish signals, and other target information.
High sensitivity levels let you see greater detail, but it can also clutter
the screen with many undesired signals. Typically, the best sensitivity
level shows a solid bottom signal with some surface clutter.
Automatic Sensitivity
The default sensitivity mode is automatic. The unit bases the
sensitivity level on water depth and conditions. When the unit is in
automatic mode, sensitivity is automatically adjusted to keep a solid
bottom signal displayed. This gives it the capability to show fish and
other detail.
There are situations when it becomes necessary to increase or decrease
sensitivity. This typically happens when you want to see more detail,
which requires a boost in sensitivity. But, when wave action and boat
wakes clutter the screen with tiny air bubbles, a decrease in sensitivity
is necessary.
The control bar used to adjust sensitivity up or down is the same
whether the unit is in the automatic or manual mode. In automatic you
can adjust sensitivity up to 100 percent but the unit will limit your
minimum setting. The unit will continue to make small adjustments,
allowing for the setting you selected.
In manual mode, you have complete control over sensitivity with the
ability to set it anywhere from zero to 100 percent. Once you select a
level in manual mode, the unit will continue to use that exact
sensitivity setting until you change it or revert to auto mode.
To adjust sensitivity in auto mode:
1. Press MENU|ENT.
2. The Sensitivity Control Bar appears. Press ↓ to decrease sensitivity;
press ↑ to increase sensitivity. When it's set at the desired level, press
EXIT. (When you reach the maximum or minimum limit, a tone sounds.)
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Sonar Menu with Sensitivity command selected (left).
The Sensitivity Control Bar (right).
To adjust sensitivity in manual mode:
1. First, turn off Auto Sensitivity; from the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓
to AUTO SENSITIVITY|ENT.
2. Press ↑ to SENSITIVITY|ENT and the Sensitivity Control Bar appears.
Press ↓ or ↑ to pick a different sensitivity setting. When it's set at the
desired level, press EXIT.
NOTE:
To return to the original factory setting for Auto Sensitivity, see the
entry in this section on Reset Options. If sensitivity is in manual
mode, the Reset Options command will switch back to Auto and
reset the factory setting.
Tip:
For quicker sensitivity adjustments, try leaving the Sensitivity
Control Bar on the screen as the chart scrolls. You can see the
changes on the screen as you press the up and down arrows. This is
handy when there's a lot of clutter in the water and you are
matching the sensitivity to rapidly changing water conditions.
Sonar Chart Mode
The default color scheme for the sonar chart is White Background, but
we offer other variations to suit your viewing preferences. The chart
can be displayed in Grayscale, Reverse Grayscale, Blue Background
Nightview, Iceview or Bottom Color Tracking.
To change the chart mode:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
2. Press → ↓ to SONAR CHART MODE|ENT.
3. Press ↓ or ↑ to Mode Name|ENT.
4. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the Sonar Page.
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Sonar Page & Sonar Chart Display Options
The Pages Menu offers four chart options. To access them, press
PAGES|← or → to SONAR|↓ to Option Name|EXIT.
Pages Menu showing sonar chart display options.
Full Sonar Chart
This is the default mode used when the unit is turned on for the first
time or when it's reset to factory defaults.
The bottom signal scrolls across the screen from right to left. Depth
scales on the right side of the screen aid in determining the depth of
targets. The line at the top of the screen represents the surface. The
bottom depth and surface temperature (if equipped with a temperature
sensor or a transducer with a temp sensor built in) show at the top left
corner of the screen.
The FasTrack™ display shows just to the right of the scale. This
changes all echoes into short horizontal bars, replicating a flasher
sonar. The zoom bar on the far right shows the area magnified when
the zoom is in use. (See the Zoom section on page 83 for more
information.)
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Full Sonar Chart. The Overlay Data (depth and water temperature)
are set to different text sizes.
Split Zoom Sonar Chart
A split chart shows the underwater world from the surface to the
bottom on the right side of the screen. The left side shows an enlarged
version of the right side. The zoom range shows at the bottom left
corner of the screen.
Split Zoom Sonar Chart. Image (left) shows the left window zoomed 2X.
The image on the right shows the left window zoomed 4X.
Split Frequency Sonar Chart
(Dual-Frequency Transducers only)
This page option shows sonar data from the 50 kHz transducer element
on the left side of the screen and data from the 200 kHz transducer on
the right side. All other functions and features are the same as the Full
Chart page.
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Split Frequency Sonar Chart page, with
50 kHz view on the left and 200 kHz view on the right.
You can adjust the sensitivity in each window.
To adjust sensitivity in auto mode:
1. Press MENU|ENT.
2. The unit asks which window (50 kHz or 200 kHz) you want to adjust.
Press ← or → to select the one you want, then press ENT.
3. The Sensitivity Control Bar appears. Press ↓ to decrease sensitivity;
press ↑ to increase sensitivity. When it's set at the desired level, press
EXIT. (When you reach the maximum or minimum limit, a tone sounds.)
The Split Frequency Sonar Chart page allows you to adjust
sensitivity separately for each window.
Digital Data Display
This mode displays five digital data boxes on the left side of the screen. In
the example below, Depth, Water Speed, Water Distance, Water Temp and
Local Time are shown.
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Digital Data display.
Customize Page Displays
Pages that have customizable Digital Data boxes, like the example
above, may be customized to your preferences.
The data available in your unit is divided into categories in the Data
Viewer menu. These categories include GPS Data, Navigation, Trip
Calculator, Time, Sonar and Miscellaneous Data. You can select items
from any of these categories for display in any data box. The category
divisions are only there to help you sort through the information.
To change information displayed in a data box:
On a page with digital data boxes, press MENU|↓ to CUSTOMIZE|ENT. A
data box on the display will flash, indicating it is selected. Press ENT to
modify the box or hit ↑ or ↓ to select another box, then press ENT. You'll
see a list of categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category. A
category with a "+" is expandable, meaning its contents are hidden.
Data Viewer with the Sonar Data category expanded.
Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
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with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category name and press ENT.
Expand any categories that might contain data you want to display.
Then press ↓ or ↑ to select a different data option. With the new option
highlighted, press ENT to switch the contents of the flashing box to the
new data type and press EXIT. You can now select another box to
change. When you are finished with the settings, press EXIT again and
the box name stops flashing.
NOTE
A Page display can only show a limited number of data boxes.
Map With Sonar Split Screen
There is a page mode that splits the screen in half, with the map on the
left and the sonar on the right. This screen option can be found on the
Pages Menu under the Map Page category.
Map with Sonar split screen.
When this screen is activated, you need to specify which side of the Menu is
active. To toggle between the two windows, press PAGES|PAGES. The
window with the blue title bar at the top of the screen is the active window.
To switch back, press PAGES|PAGES again.
Sonar Simulator
This unit has a built-in simulator that lets you simulate on-the-water
conditions. All sonar features and functions are useable. When in
simulator mode, you will see the chart file name in the Sonar Page title
bar and a play symbol will flash on and off at the right end of the title
bar. To use the simulator:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT|↓ to
SONAR SIMULATOR| ENT|ENT.
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Main Menu with Sonar Setup command selected (left). Sonar
Simulator menu with simulator turned on (right).
NOTE
With Simulate Position checked, the simulator will also
automatically run the GPS simulator (if GPS data was recorded
with the sonar log).
2. To use the default sonar chart log stored in the unit, press ENT|EXIT.
The recorded chart begins scrolling across the screen, just as if you
were on the water.
3. Turn off the Sonar Simulator by pressing MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR
SETUP|ENT|↓ to SONAR SIMULATOR|ENT|EXIT.
"Play"
symbol
flashing
Title bar
with chart
file name
Sonar Page playing a recorded sonar chart in Sonar Simulator mode.
Tip:
The Sonar Simulator can use sonar charts recorded (logged) on a
MMC card. (To see how, read the entry in this section on Log Sonar
Chart Data.) To play a sonar chart, make sure the MMC containing
the chart is installed, then:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SONAR SETUP|ENT|↓ to SONAR SIMULATOR|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to CHART USED|ENT.
3. Press ↓ or ↑ to select chart name|ENT|↑ to SONAR SIMULATOR
ON|ENT|EXIT.
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While you're in the Sonar Simulator menu, don't forget to check
Simulate Position if you want to run the sonar and GPS simulators
simultaneously. As you review sonar logs, you can create waypoints
to mark sites you want to revisit.
While the simulator is running, you can switch from one chart log
to another by opening the Sonar Simulator menu and using the
instructions in step 2 to select a different chart.
NOTE
If you turn on the unit before attaching a transducer, it may enter
demo mode. The words "demo mode" flash on the bottom of the
screen and a sonar chart plays much like the simulator. Unlike the
simulator, the demo mode is for demonstration only and will
automatically stop as soon as you turn on the unit with a
transducer attached. The simulator will continue to function
normally.
Stop Chart
If you are running multiple units on a boat or using this unit in a car,
there are times when you may want to turn off the sonar. The Stop
Chart command turns off the sonar and stops the chart from scrolling.
Sonar restarts automatically each time you turn on your unit.
Press MENU|↓ to STOP CHART|ENT|EXIT.
To turn on sonar and start the chart scrolling again, repeat the step above.
Sonar Menu with Stop Chart command selected.
Surface Clarity
The markings extending downward from the zero line on the chart are
called "surface clutter." These markings are caused by wave action,
boat wakes and temperature inversion among other things.
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The surface clarity control reduces or eliminates surface clutter signals
from the display. It does this by changing the sensitivity of the receiver,
decreasing it near the surface and gradually increasing it as the depth
increases.
There are three levels of surface clarity available: low, medium or high.
It can also be turned off. The default level is off.
To adjust the Surface Clarity level:
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU|↓ to SONAR FEATURES|ENT.
Sonar Features menu with Surface Clarity selected.
2. Press → to SURFACE CLARITY|ENT.
3. Press ↓ or ↑ to select the clarity level, then press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Surface clutter
In the illustration on the left, Surface Clarity is turned off.
The view on the right shows Surface Clarity set on high.
Zoom & Zoom Bar
"Zooming in" is a common, fast and easy method to enlarge small detail
like fish signals and bottom structure. This unit lets you zoom in
quickly and easily by pressing the ZIN key.
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Pressing ZIN once doubles the size (2X) of all echoes on the screen.
Pressing it again quadruples the size of the echoes (4X). The zoom bar
on the far right side of the screen shows which echoes will be displayed
on the screen when the ZIN key is pressed.
For example, pressing the ZIN key once will enable a 2X zoom that will
show all echoes between the top and bottom of the 2X-zoom bar.
Pressing the key again will give a 4X zoom and only the echoes between
the top and bottom of the 4X bar will show on the screen.
Press the Zoom Out key, ZOUT, to return the display to the normal mode.
Sonar page zoomed 2X (left). The same view zoomed 4X (right).
Zoom Pan
Your unit has the handy ability to quickly zoom in on any portion of the
water column with just the touch of an arrow key. The Zoom Pan feature
lets you rapidly move the display up and down the zoomed area, allowing
you to focus on areas of interest in the water column below you.
To use Zoom Pan, switch to a Manual Depth Range setting (see page
61) and turn on 2X or 4X Zoom. Then press ↑ or ↓ to pan up and down
the water column.
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Section 5:
Sonar Troubleshooting
If your unit is not working, or if you need technical help, please use the
following troubleshooting section before contacting the factory customer
service department. It may save you the trouble of returning your unit
for repair. For contact information, refer to the last page, just inside the
back cover of this manual.
Unit won't turn on:
1. Check the power cable's connection at the unit. Also check the wiring.
2. Make certain the power cable is wired properly. The red wire
connects to the positive battery terminal, black to negative or ground.
3. Check the fuse.
4. Measure the battery voltage at the unit's power connector. It should
be at least 11 volts. If it isn't, the wiring to the unit is defective, the
battery terminals or wiring on the terminals are corroded, or the
battery needs charging.
Unit operates only in demo mode:
The transducer or antenna module have not yet been connected or have
been disconnected. To leave demo mode, make sure that either the
transducer or the antenna is securely connected before turning the unit on.
Unit freezes, locks up, or operates erratically:
1. Electrical noise from the boat's motor, trolling motor, or an accessory
may be interfering with the sonar unit. Rerouting the power and
transducer cables away from other electrical wiring on the boat may
help. Route the sonar unit's power cable directly to the battery instead
of through a fuse block or ignition switch.
2. Inspect the transducer cable for breaks, cuts, or pinched wires.
3. Check both the transducer and power connectors. Make certain both
are securely plugged in to the unit.
Weak bottom echo, digital readings erratic, or no fish signals:
1. Make certain the transducer is pointing straight down. Clean the
face of the transducer. Oil, dirt and fuel can cause a film to form on the
transducer, reducing its effectiveness. If the transducer is mounted
inside the hull, be sure it is shooting through only one layer of
fiberglass and that it is securely bonded to the hull. Do NOT use RTV
silicone rubber adhesive or Marine-Tex epoxy.
2. Electrical noise from the boat's motor can interfere with the sonar.
This causes the sonar to automatically increase its Discrimination or
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noise rejection feature. This can cause the unit to eliminate weaker
signals such as fish or even structure from the display.
3. The water may be deeper than the sonar's ability to find the bottom.
If the sonar can't find the bottom signal while it's in the automatic
mode, the digital sonar display will flash continuously. It may change
the range to limits far greater than the water you are in. If this
happens, place the unit in the manual mode, then change the range to a
realistic one, (for example, 0-100 feet) and increase the sensitivity. As
you move into shallower water, a bottom signal should appear.
4. Check the battery voltage. If the voltage drops, the unit's transmitter
power also drops, reducing its ability to find the bottom or targets.
Bottom echo disappears at high speeds or erratic digital
reading or weak bottom echo while boat is moving
1. The transducer may be in turbulent water. It must be mounted in a
smooth flow of water in order for the sonar to work at all boat speeds. Air
bubbles in the water disrupt the sonar signals, interfering with its ability
to find the bottom or other targets. The technical term for this is
cavitation.
2. Electrical noise from the boat's motor can interfere with the sonar.
This causes the sonar to automatically increase its Discrimination or
noise rejection feature. This can cause the unit to eliminate weaker
signals such as fish or even structure from the display. Try using
resistor spark plugs or routing the sonar unit's power and transducer
cables away from other electrical wiring on the boat.
No fish arches when the Fish I.D. feature is off:
1. Make certain the transducer is pointing straight down. This is the
most common problem if a partial arch is displayed.
2. The sensitivity may not be high enough. In order for the unit to
display a fish arch, it has to be able to receive the fish's echo from the
time it enters the cone until it leaves. If the sensitivity is not high
enough, the unit shows the fish only when it is in the center of the cone.
3. Use the Zoom feature. It is much easier to display fish arches when
zoomed in on a small range of water than a large one. For example, you
will have much better luck seeing fish arches with a 30 to 60 foot range
than a 0 to 60 foot range. This enlarges the targets, allowing the
display to show much more detail.
4. The boat must be moving at a slow trolling speed to see fish arches.
If the boat is motionless, fish stay in the cone, showing on the screen as
straight horizontal lines.
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NOISE
A major cause of sonar problems is electrical noise. This usually
appears on the sonar's display as random patterns of dots or lines. In
severe cases, it can completely cover the screen with black dots, or
cause the unit to operate erratically or not at all.
To eliminate or minimize the effects of electrical noise, first try to
determine the cause. With the boat at rest in the water, the first thing
you should do is turn all electrical equipment on the boat off. Make sure
the engine is also off. Turn your sonar on, then turn off Noise Reject
[also known as the ASP feature (Advanced Signal Processing)].
Sensitivity should be set at 90-95 percent. There should be a steady
bottom signal on the display. Now turn on each piece of electrical
equipment on the boat and view the effect on the sonar's display. For
example, turn on the bilge pump and view the sonar display for noise. If
no noise is present, turn the pump off, then turn on the VHF radio and
transmit. Keep doing this until all electrical equipment has been
turned on, their effect on the sonar display noted, then turned off.
If you find noise interference from an electrical instrument, trolling
motor, pump, or radio, try to isolate the problem. You can usually
reroute the sonar unit's power cable and transducer cable away from
the wiring that is causing the interference. VHF radio antenna cables
radiate noise when transmitting, so be certain to keep the sonar's wires
away from it. You may need to route the sonar unit's power cable
directly to the battery to isolate it from other wiring on the boat.
If no noise displays on the sonar unit from electrical equipment, then
make certain everything except the sonar unit is turned off, then start
the engine. Increase the RPM with the gearshift in neutral. If noise
appears on the display, the problem could be one of three things; spark
plugs, alternator, or tachometer wiring. Try using resistor spark plugs,
alternator filters, or routing the sonar unit's power cable away from
engine wiring. Again, routing the power cable directly to the battery
helps eliminate noise problems. Make certain to use the in-line fuse
supplied with the unit when wiring the power cable to the battery.
When no noise appears on the sonar unit after all of the above tests,
then the noise source is probably cavitation. Many novices or persons
with limited experience make hasty sonar installations which function
perfectly in shallow water, or when the boat is at rest. In nearly all
cases, the cause of the malfunction will be the location and/or angle of
the transducer. The face of the transducer must be placed in a location
that has a smooth flow of water at all boat speeds. Read your
transducer owner's manual for the best mounting position.
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Notes
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Section 6:
Basic GPS Operations
This section addresses the unit's most basic GPS operations. The
tutorials presented in Sec. 6 follow a chronological order. Sec. 7,
Advanced GPS Operations, will discuss other more advanced functions
and utilities. Material in Sec. 7 is arranged in alphabetical order.
Before you turn on the unit and find where you are, it's a good idea to
learn about the different keys, the four Page screens and how they all
work together. BUT, if you just can't wait to get outside, turn to the
one-page Quick Reference on page 100.
Keyboard
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8
9
2
7
3
6
5
1
MMC drawer
SeaChamp 2000 sonar/GPS unit, showing map with sonar screen,
keyboard and access door for MMC compartment. The map is a Nautic
Path nautical chart.
1. PWR/LIGHT (Power & Light) – The PWR key turns the unit on and
off and activates the backlight.
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2. PAGES – Pressing this and the ← → arrow keys switches the unit
between the four different page screens. (Satellite Status Page,
Navigation Page, Map Page and Sonar Page.) Each page represents one
of the unit's major operation modes.
3. MENU – Press this key to show the menus and submenus, which
allow you to select a command or adjust a feature. This also accesses
search functions for streets, intersections, addresses and highway exits.
4. ARROW KEYS – These keys are used to navigate through menus,
make menu selections, move the map cursor and sonar chart cursor and
enter data.
5. ENT/ICONS (Enter & Icons) – This key allows you to save data,
accept values or execute menu commands. It is also used to create
event marker icons.
6. EXIT – The Exit key lets you return to the previous screen, clear
data or close a menu.
7. WPT – (Waypoint) The Waypoint key is used to save, search and
recall waypoints. It not only gives you access to the waypoints list, but
also launches the Point-of-Interest (POI) search menus and is involved
in some navigation functions.
8. ZOUT – (Zoom Out) – This key lets you zoom out the map display.
On the Sonar Page, the ZOUT key returns you to a full sonar chart
display, showing the entire water column from surface to bottom. On
the Map Page, it lets you see a larger geographic area on the map. Less
detail is seen as you zoom out.
9. ZIN – (Zoom In) – This key lets you zoom in on the map. On the
Sonar Page, it enlarges fish signals and bottom detail. On the Map
Page, zooming in lets you see greater detail in a smaller geographic
area on the map.
Power/lights on and off
To turn on the unit, press PWR. As the unit powers up, the Map Page is
displayed first. (To switch to another page, press PAGES|← or → to
Page Name|EXIT.)
To turn on the backlight, press PWR again. The unit has three backlight
levels. Repeatedly pressing PWR will cycle through the backlight
settings and turn off the backlight.
Turn off the unit by pressing and holding the PWR key for 3 seconds.
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Main Menu
The unit has a Main Menu, which contains some function and setup
option commands. The tutorial lessons in this section will deal only
with functions and basic commands. For these lessons, the unit will
work fine right out of the box with the default settings. But, if you want
to learn about the various options, see Sec. 8, System Setup and GPS
Setup Options.
You can access the Main Menu from any of the four Page screens by
pressing MENU|MENU. To clear the menu screen and return to the page
display, press EXIT.
Main Menu.
The Main Menu commands and their functions are:
Screen: changes the contrast or brightness of the display screen.
Sounds: enables or disables the sounds for key strokes and alarms and
sets the alarm style.
Alarms: turns GPS or sonar alarms on or off and changes alarm
thresholds.
Route Planning: used to plan, view or navigate a route.
My Trails: shows, hides, creates and deletes plot trails. Also used to
navigate or backtrack a trail.
Cancel Navigation: turns off the various navigation commands. Used
to stop navigating after you have reached your destination.
Sonar Setup: sets various sonar options.
GPS Setup: sets various GPS receiver options.
System Setup: sets general configuration options.
Sun/Moon Calculations: finds the rising and setting time of the sun
and the moon.
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Trip Calculator: shows trip status and statistics.
Timers: controls the up timer, down timer and alarm clock settings.
Browse MMC Files: this allows you to view the installed MMC card
and the files it contains.
Pages
The unit has four Page displays for the four major operating modes. They
are the Satellite Status Page, the Navigation Page, Map Page and the
Sonar Page. They are accessed by pressing the PAGES key, then using →
or ← to select a Page. (Clear the menu by pressing EXIT.)
Pages Menu showing some Map display options.
Sonar Page
The Sonar Page displays the sonar chart, a view of the water column
from the surface to the bottom. The chart scrolls across the screen from
right to left, displaying signal echoes that represent fish, structure and
the bottom. The Sonar Page is discussed in detail in Sec. 3. To get to
the Sonar Page, press the PAGES key, then use → or ← to select SONAR.
(Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
Satellite Status Page
The Satellite Status Page, shown, provides detailed information on the
status of the unit's satellite lock-on and position acquisition. To get to
the Satellite Status Page, press the PAGES key, then use → or ← to
select STATUS. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
No matter what Page you are on, a flashing current position
indicator/question mark symbol and flashing GPS data displays
indicate the satellite lock has been lost and there is no position
confirmed. The Satellite Status Page shows you the quality and
accuracy of the current satellite lock-on and position calculation.
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WARNING:
Do not begin navigating with this unit until the numbers
have stopped flashing!
The Satellite Status Page.
This screen shows a graphical illustration of the satellites that are in view.
Each satellite is shown on the circular chart relative to your position. The
point in the center of the chart is directly overhead. The small inner ring
represents 45° above the horizon and the large ring represents the horizon.
North is at the top of the screen. You can use this to see which satellites are
obstructed by obstacles in your immediate area if the unit is facing north.
The GPS receiver is tracking satellites represented by a blue bar. The
receiver hasn't locked onto a satellite if the number is a lighter shade,
therefore it isn't being used to solve the position.
Beneath the circular graph are the bar graphs, one for each satellite in
view. Since the unit has twelve channels, it can dedicate one channel
per visible satellite. The taller the bar on the graph, the better the unit
is receiving the signals from the satellite.
The "Estimated Position Error" (horizontal position error) shown in the
upper left corner of the screen is the expected error from a benchmark
location. In other words, if the EPE shows 50 feet, then the position
shown by the unit is estimated to be within 50 feet of the actual
location. This also gives you an indicator of the fix quality the unit
currently has. The smaller the position error number, the better (and
more accurate) the fix is. If the position error flashes dashes, then the
unit hasn't locked onto the satellites, and the number shown isn't valid.
The Satellite Status Page has its own menu, which is used for setting a
variety of options. (Options and setup are discussed in Sec. 8.) To access
the Satellite Status Page menu, from the Status Page, press MENU.
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Navigation Page
This screen has a compass rose that not only shows your direction of
travel, but also the direction to a recalled waypoint. It has a Navigation
with Sonar option that will display two windows, one with a sonar
chart, the other with a compass rose. To get to the Navigation Page,
press PAGES| → or ← to NAVIGATION|EXIT.
Track or compass heading indicator, showing direction of travel
Compass
rose
Navigation
information
displays
Present
position
arrow
Cross track
error range
The Navigation Page.
NOTE
Remember, when information displays are flashing, satellite lock
has not been achieved and no position fix has been determined. A
question mark will flash on the present position arrow in the center
of the compass rose.
Speed (ground speed) is the velocity you are making over the ground. (If
you wish, you can customize the Speed window to display Closing
Speed instead. Closing Speed is also known as velocity made good. It's
the speed you're making toward the waypoint. For instructions, see the
Customize Page Display entry in Sec. 8.)
Track is the heading — the current direction you are actually traveling.
Bearing is the direction of the line-of-sight from your present position
to the destination. No matter what direction you are steering, the
Bearing window shows the compass direction straight to the
destination from your location. Distance shows how far it is to the
waypoint you're navigating toward.
The Off Course window diplays the current cross track error. It shows the
distance you have strayed from the desired course line. The course line is
an imaginary line drawn from your position when you started navigating
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to the destination waypoint. The course line is shown on the Navigation
Page screen (and the Map Page screen) as a line.
The cross track error range is shown on the compass rose as a wide,
white, corridor enclosing the course line. The outer edges of the white
corridor show the current cross track error range. The default for the
cross track error range is 0.20 miles.
For example, if the present position symbol touches the right cross
track error line, then you are 0.20 miles to the right of the desired
course. You need to steer left to return to the desired course. You can
use the ZIN or ZOUT keys to change the cross track error range.
A circular symbol depicting your destination (waypoint) appears on the
screen as you approach the waypoint.
Trip Time is the time it will take to reach your destination at your
present closing speed. (You can also customize the time window to show
Arrival Time instead. Arrival Time is the local time it will be when you
arrive at the destination, based upon your present closing speed and
track.)
The Navigation Page has its own menu, which is used for some
advanced functions and for setting various options. (Options and setup
are discussed in Sec. 8.) To access the Navigation Page Menu, from the
Navigation Page, press MENU.
Map Page
The Map Page screens show your course and track from a "bird's-eye"
view. By default, this unit shows the map with north always at the top
of the screen. (This can be changed. See the topic Map Orientation, in
Sec. 8.) If you're navigating to a waypoint, the map also shows your
starting location, present position, course line and destination. You,
however, don't have to navigate to a waypoint to use the map.
Map Page is the default screen that appears when you turn on the unit.
To get to the Map Page from another page: Press PAGES| → or ← to
MAP|EXIT. When the Map Page is displayed, a screen similar to the
following figure appears.
The arrow in the center of the screen is your present position. It points
in the direction you're traveling. The map zoom range is the distance
across the screen. This number shows in the lower right corner. In the
example below, the range is 15 miles from the left edge of the map to
the right edge of the map.
The Zoom In and Zoom Out keys give you control over the zoom range
of the map, allowing you to choose its coverage area and the amount of
mapping detail shown. There are 37 available map zoom ranges, from
0.05 miles to 4,000 miles.
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The map is zoomed to 15 miles. The Over Zoomed notice in the top left
corner means you have reached the map’s detail limits for the area.
Zooming in any closer will reveal no more map detail because a custom
map has not been loaded on the MMC.
If you're using only the factory-loaded background map, the maximum
zoom range is 20 miles. You can continue to zoom in closer, but the map
will only be enlarged without revealing more map content (except for a
few major city streets.) Load your own high-detail custom map made
with MapCreate and you can zoom in to 0.05 miles.
Map Pages with high-detail MapCreate map. Arterial streets appear at
the 6-mile zoom range (left), with a few Point of Interest icons visible.
Numerous Points of Interest dots become visible at the 3-mile range
(center), along with minor streets. At the 0.6-mile zoom range (right),
you can see an interstate highway with an exit, major and minor streets
as well as Point of Interest icons.
Background map vs. MapCreate map content
The background map includes: low-detail maps of the whole world,
containing cities, major lakes, major rivers, political boundaries, and
medium-detail maps of the United States.
The medium-detail U.S. maps contain all incorporated cities, shaded
metropolitan areas, county boundaries, shaded public lands (such as
national forests and parks), some major city streets, Interstate, U.S.
and state highways and Interstate highway exits and exit services
information. They also feature large- and medium-sized lakes, streams
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and more than 60,000 navigation aids with 10,000 wrecks and
obstructions in U.S. coastal and Great Lakes' waters.
MapCreate custom maps include massive amounts of information not
found in the background map. MapCreate contains: Points of Interest
database, all the minor roads and streets, all the landmark features
(such as summits, schools, radio towers, etc.); more rivers, streams,
smaller lakes and ponds and their names.
What's more important is the large-scale map detail that allows your
GPS unit to show a higher level of position accuracy. For example, the
background map will show you the general outline and approximate
shape of a coastline or water body, but the higher detail in MapCreate
shows the shoreline completely and accurately. Many smaller islands
would not be included in the background map, but are in MapCreate.
Interstate
Major Street
Cursor line
Minor
Streets
POI Pop-up,
with position,
distance and
bearing data
POI
Marker
School POI
Restaurant
POI
When the map is zoomed out far enough, most POIs appear as square
dots (left). As you zoom in closer, the symbols become readable icons.
In the 0.6-mile zoom example (right), the cursor has selected the Cupps
Café POI, which triggers a pop-up box with the POI name. This pop-up
box works on POIs at any zoom range.
Zoom Range
Tip:
In some urban areas, businesses are so close to one another their
POI icons crowd each other on the screen. In the preceding figure,
you can see a jumbled pile of POIs along Highway 34. You can
reduce screen clutter and make streets and other map features
easier to see by turning off the display of undesired POIs. (To see
how, check out the Map Detail Category section, page 141.)
The Map Page has its own menu, which is used for several functions
and for setting various options. To access the Map Page Menu, from the
Map Page, press MENU.
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The Pages Menu also offers several map display options under the Map
Page category. To access them, press PAGES|←or→ to MAP|↓ to
Option|EXIT.
Digital Data map page (left); Two Position Formats page (right).
Pages Menu with Two Maps option selected (left). Map with Sonar
option (right). The blue bar at the top shows the left window is active.
In pages that have two major windows (such as two maps) you can toggle
back and forth between the two windows by pressing PAGES|PAGES.
The active window, denoted by a blue bar at the top, may be modified
with the cursor, keyboards and menus. Only one window may be
modified at a time.
Resize Window is another handy feature for pages that have two major
windows. You can change the horizontal size of the windows to suit
your viewing preference. Here's how:
1. From any two-window display, press MENU|↓ to RESIZE WINDOW|ENT.
2. Two flashing arrows appear along the centerline dividing the two
windows. Press ← or → to adjust the window widths. Press EXIT to clear
the menu. When you are using the Two Maps page, four flashing
arrows appear, which allows you to not only resize the windows from
side to side, but also gives you the option of stacking the windows, one
on top of the other.
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The Two Maps page with one window stacked on top of the other.
3. To change the window size again or revert back to the original
display, just follow the steps above. You also can use the Reset Options
command, if you want to revert to the factory default.
Map Menu with Resize Window command selected (left). Pressing →
moves the centerline and enlarges the left window (right).
The following page contains a 12-step quick reference for the most basic
GPS operations. If you don't want to carry the manual with you as you
practice with the unit, you might consider photocopying this quick
reference page and tucking it into your pocket.
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GPS Quick Reference
Start outdoors, with a clear view of the open sky. As you practice, try
navigating to a location at least a few blocks away. While you're learning,
navigation in too small an area will constantly trigger arrival alarms.
1. Connect the unit to electric power and the antenna module. Make sure
the MMC is in. (See complete installation details beginning on page 11.)
2. To turn on the unit, press and release PWR key.
3. Opening screen displays map of North America at the 4,000-mile
zoom range. Rotate through the four main Page screens (Map Page,
Satellite Status Page, Navigation Page and Sonar Page) by pressing
PAGES|← or → to select Page Name|EXIT. Switch Pages to display
Satellite Status Page.
4. Wait while unit locates satellites and calculates current position. Process
is visible on Satellite Page. This takes an average of 1 minute or less under
sky conditions unobstructed by terrain or structures. When the unit
acquires position, a tone sounds and a position acquired message appears.
5. With position acquired, press the PAGES key to display the Map
Page, which shows a bird's eye view of the earth. You can move around
the map by:
Zoom in closer to see greater detail: press ZIN (zoom in key.)
Zoom out to see more area, less detail: press ZOUT (zoom out key.)
Scroll map north, south, east or west using arrow keys ↑ ↓ → ←.
To stop scrolling and return to current position on map, press EXIT key.
6. Set a waypoint (Wpt 001) at your current position so you can
navigate back to it. Press WPT|WPT. Waypoint symbol and "001"
appears.
7. Zoom/scroll map to find a nearby object or location to visit. Use arrow
keys to center cursor cross-hair over the map object or location.
8. Navigate to the selected destination: press MENU|ENT. Follow the course
line on Map Page or compass bearing arrow on Navigation Page.
9. At destination, Arrival Alarm goes off; to clear it, press EXIT. Cancel
navigation: press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
10. Return to Wpt 1 by Navigate To Waypoint or Backtrack Trail. To
Waypoint: press WPT|→ to SAVED|ENT|ENT|ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select
Wpt 001, press ENT and follow navigation displays. Trail: press
MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT. Press ↓ to Trail 1|ENT|→|↓ to
NAVIGATE|ENT|↓ to NAVIGATE|→ to REVERSE|ENT|← to NAVIGATE|ENT. (If
arrival alarm sounds, press EXIT.) Follow navigation displays.
11. Back home, Arrival Alarm goes off; press EXIT. Cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
12. To turn off the unit, press and hold PWR key for three seconds.
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Find Your Current Position
Finding your current position is as simple as turning on the unit.
Under an unobstructed sky, the unit automatically searches for
satellites and calculates its position in approximately one minute or
less.
If for some reason satellite acquisition takes longer, you may be inside
a structure or vehicle or in terrain that is blocking signal reception. To
correct this, be sure you are positioned so the unit's antenna module
has a clear view of the sky, then turn the unit off and back on again.
Moving Around the Map: Zoom & Cursor Arrow Keys
The map is presented from a bird's eye view. The current zoom range
shows in the lower right corner of the screen.
1. Press the ZIN key (zoom in) to move in closer and see greater detail in a
smaller geographic area.
2. Press the ZOUT key (zoom out) to move farther away and see less map
detail, but a larger geographic area.
When you are traveling, the map will automatically move as you move.
This keeps your current location roughly centered on the screen.
You can manually pan or scroll the map northward, southward,
eastward or westward by using the arrow keys, which launch the crosshair map cursor. This allows you to look at map places other than your
current position. To clear the cursor, press EXIT, which switches the
map back to the current position or the last known position.
Tip:
Use the cursor to determine the distance from your current position
to any map object. Simply use the arrow keys to position the cursor
over the object or landmark. The distance, measured in a straight
line, appears in the pop-up box. Press EXIT to clear the cursor.
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Cursor line
Selected
airport
POI pop-up
name box
Distance
measured
by cursor
Cursor line
The selected airport to the northwest is 4.25 miles away.
Selecting Any Map Item with the Cursor
1. Use the zoom keys and the arrow keys to move around the map and
find the item you wish to select.
2. Center the cursor cross-hair on the desired object. On most items, a
pop-up box will give the name of the selected item.
Searching
Now that you've seen how the unit can find where you are, let's search
for something else. Searching is one of the most powerful features in
the Eagle GPS product line.
In this example, we'll look for the nearest fast-food restaurant. For more
information on different types of searches, refer to Sec. 9, Searching.
NOTE:
This example requires the Point of Interest (POI) database included
with a high detail MapCreate 6 custom map.
After the unit has acquired a position:
1. Press WPT|↓ to POI-RESTAURANTS.
2. You could search the entire restaurant category, but in this example
we will narrow our search. Press → to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to FAST
FOOD CHAINS|ENT| ↓ to NEAREST|ENT.
3. The unit says it is calculating, then a list of restaurants appears,
with the closest location listed at the top of the list and the location
farthest from you positioned at the bottom of the list. The nearest is
highlighted.
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Category Selection menu (left) and list of the nearest restaurants (right).
4. Select the fast food chain nearest your location. Press ENT.
5. The POI information screen appears. This is how you can use the
unit as a business phone directory! If you wanted to navigate there, you
could press ENT, since the GO TO WAYPOINT command is highlighted. But
we just want to see it on the map, so press ↓ to FIND ON MAP |ENT.
POI information screen on the nearest fast food restaurant, showing
name, street address, phone number, latitude/longitude distance and
compass bearing. The Go To command is selected (left). The figure on
the right has the Find On Map command highlighted.
6. The unit's map appears, with the cross-hair cursor highlighting the
restaurant's POI symbol. A pop-up name box identifies the POI, as well
as its distance and bearing. A data box at the bottom of the screen
continues to display the location's latitude and longitude.
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Map screen showing the result of a restaurant search.
7. To clear the search and return to the last page displayed, press EXIT
repeatedly. (Before you completely exited out of the Search menus, you
could have gone looking for another place.)
NOTE
Search works with mapping and POI data loaded in the unit. If you
have not loaded a MMC for the area you are searching, you may not
find anything.
Set a Waypoint
A waypoint is simply an electronic "address," based on the latitude and
longitude of a position on the earth. A waypoint represents a location,
spot or destination that can be stored in memory, then recalled for
navigational purposes.
While you are navigating, you can create a waypoint at the cursor
position on the map or at your current position. A waypoint can be
created at any location by manually entering the position's latitude and
longitude. It is also possible to copy waypoints from your unit to your
personal computer with MapCreate software. When you want to repeat
a trip, these archived waypoints can be reloaded into your GPS unit.
To create and save a Waypoint
These first two techniques use the Quick Save method, the fastest and
easiest way to create a waypoint.
Create Waypoint at Current Position
While you are traveling, press WPT|WPT. The waypoint is saved and
automatically given a name with a sequential number, such as
"waypoint 003." The waypoint symbol and number appear on the map.
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Fig 1.
Fig 2.
Fig 3.
Fig 4.
Sequence for setting a waypoint. Fig. 1: While traveling, press WPT
twice to call up the Find Waypoint screen (Fig. 2) and set a point. Fig.
3: A message says the waypoint has been saved. Fig. 4: vehicle
continues on its way; the waypoint number is visible on map.
NOTE
The Quick Save method uses the default waypoint symbol until you
edit an existing waypoint and change its symbol. (Edit Waypoint
Symbol is described in Sec. 7.) After you have changed a waypoint
symbol, the unit will remember the one you chose and use it the
next time you "quick save" a waypoint. To revert back to the default
symbol, edit a waypoint and choose it or use the Reset Options
command (described in Sec. 8).
Create Waypoint on Map
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the place where you want
to make a waypoint.
2. Press WPT|WPT. The waypoint is saved and automatically given a
name with a sequential number, such as "waypoint 001." The waypoint
symbol and number appear on the map.
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Create Waypoint by Entering a Position
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to ENTERED POSITION|ENT|→ to CREATE|ENT.
3. Press → to LATITUDE|ENT. Enter the latitude by pressing ↑ or ↓ to
change the first character, then press → to the next character and
repeat until the latitude is correct. Press ENT.
4. Press ↓ to LONGITUDE|ENT. Enter the longitude by pressing ↑ or ↓ to
change the first character, then press → to the next character and repeat
until the longitude is correct. Press ENT, then EXIT|EXIT to return to the
previous page display. The waypoint is saved and automatically given a
name with a sequential number, such as "waypoint 001." The waypoint
symbol and number appear on the map and in the waypoint list.
Navigate To a Waypoint
You can select any waypoint visible on the Map Page with the cursor,
then use the Navigate to Cursor command, which will be covered later
in this section. You can avoid scrolling the map to pick your waypoint if
you use the Find Waypoint commands:
1. Press WPT|→ to SAVED|ENT. To look up the nearest waypoint, press
↓ to NEAREST|ENT or to look by name and scroll through the entire
waypoint list, just press ENT. For this example, we’ll look by name.
2. If your waypoint list is a long one, you can spell out the waypoint
name in the FIND BY NAME box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to move the cursor to the next character and repeat until
the name is correct, then press ENT to jump to the list below.
3. If the list is short, you can jump directly to the FIND IN LIST box by
pressing ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select the waypoint name, press ENT and
the waypoint information screen appears with the GO TO command
selected.
4. To begin navigating to the waypoint, press ENT.
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Course line
Trail line
Off course
range, set at
0.20 mile
Waypoint
name
Navigation Page, navigating toward waypoint 001.
Set Man Overboard (MOB) Waypoint
One of boating's most terrifying events is having a friend or family
member fall overboard. It's particularly dangerous at night or if you're
out of sight of land. Of course, the first thing to do is remain calm and
then use all standard safety procedures to rescue the person.
This unit has a man overboard feature that shows navigation data to
the location where the feature was activated. To activate it, press the
ZOUT and ZIN keys at the same time. Your position at the time these
keys are pressed is used as the man overboard position.
Caution:
Saving a new "Man Overboard" waypoint will erase the previous
"Man Overboard" waypoint.
Navigate Back to MOB Waypoint
Find your way back to the accident position with the Navigation Page
or Map Page. When MOB is activated, the Navigation Page
automatically shows the compass rose with its bearing arrow pointing
toward the man overboard position, and the destination name says
"Going To Man Overboard." The Map Page displays a Man Overboard
waypoint, represented by a human figure and the steering arrow points
where to steer to reach that position.
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The cursor is redirected toward the Man Overboard position on the
Map Page. The victim is astern of the vessel. The GPS shows which
direction to steer for the rescue.
The man overboard position is also stored in the waypoint list for future
reference. It can be edited the same as any other waypoint.
To cancel navigation to MOB, press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL
NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT. The unit stops showing navigation
information.
Navigate to Cursor Position on Map
The GO TO CURSOR command navigates to the current cursor position on
the map. It's a quick and handy way to navigate to anything you can
see on the map display.
1. Use the cursor (controlled by the arrow keys) with the zoom in and
zoom out keys to maneuver around the map until you find a location
you'd like to visit.
2. Center the cursor over the location to select it. See the example in
the following figure. Many map items such as waypoints, Points of
Interest, towns, etc. can be "selected," and appear "highlighted" with a
pop-up box. Other features, such as a river or a street intersection will
not appear "highlighted," but the cursor will take you to those locations
just the same.
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Navigate to cursor. In this example, the town of
Oologah, Oklahoma has been selected.
3. Press MENU|ENT and the unit will begin navigating to the cursor
location.
The Map Page will display a course line from your current position to the
cursor position. See the following examples.
The 30-mile zoom figure (left) clearly shows the course line connecting
your current position to your destination. The 30-mile zoom (right) shows
current position and direction to destination on screen.
To stop navigating to the cursor, use the Cancel Navigation command.
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT. The unit
stops showing navigation information.
Navigate to a Point of Interest
POIs in view on the map can be located easily by using the Navigate to
Cursor command above. Just use the cursor to select the POI.
The other method involves searching for POIs with the Find Waypoint
command, launched with the WPT key. (See the searching example
earlier in this section or turn to Sec. 9, Searching, for detailed
instructions on POI searches.)
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After you have looked up an item with the Find Waypoint command,
use the → to make sure the GO TO command is highlighted at the top of
the screen, then press ENT. The unit begins navigating to the item.
To cancel navigation, press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|←
to YES|ENT. The unit stops showing navigation information.
Creating and Saving a Trail
A trail or plot trail, is a string of position points plotted by the unit as
you travel. It's a travel history, a record of the path you have taken.
Trails are useful for repeating a journey along the same track. They are
particularly handy when you are trying to retrace your trip and go back
the way you came. The unit is set at the factory to automatically create
and record a trail while it is turned on. The unit will continue recording
the trail until the length reaches the maximum trail point setting.
Default is 2,000, but it can record trails up to 9,999 points long. When
the point limit is reached, the unit begins recording the trail over itself.
By default, the trail flashes once a second, making it easier to see
against the background map. With the default auto setting, the unit
creates a trail by placing a dot (trail point) on the screen every time you
change directions. The methods used for creating a trail and the trail
update rate can be adjusted or even turned off. See Sec. 8 for Trail
Options.
To preserve a trail from point A to point B, you must "turn off" the trail
by making it inactive before heading to point C or even back to point A.
When the current trail is set inactive, the unit automatically creates
and begins recording a new trail.
To Save a Trail
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
Visible
symbol
Active
symbol
Sequence for saving a trail and beginning a new one. My Trails
command (left). The Trails Menu (center). The arrow to the right of
Trail 17 indicates the trail is "active," and the check to the left
indicates the trail is visible on the map display. The third figure (right)
shows the Edit Trail menu, with the Active command selected.
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2. Press ↓ to the active Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press → then ↓ to ACTIVE|ENT. This unchecks the Active option.
4. To return to the previous page, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT. After you
leave the Edit Trail menu, you will notice a new trail was started with
a new sequential number. In the example below, the new trail is
number 15, showing zero points. Note Trail 14 is inactive, but is still
visible on the map.
A new trail, Trail 15, is created when Trail 14 is made inactive. Any
new travel will be recorded in this trail, which is active and visible.
Trails do not need to be visible in order to be active.
You can save and recall up to 10 different plot trails, which can be
copied to your MMC for archiving or transferred to your MapCreate
software.
Tip:
Another quick way to stop recording one trail and begin a new one
is to use the New Trail command: Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY
TRAILS|ENT|ENT.
Caution:
You also have the option of completely turning off trail
recording, under the trail Options command. If the Update
Active Trail option is left off, it will cancel the automatic trail
creation feature.
Displaying a Saved Trail
The active trail is automatically displayed on the map (the "Visible"
option) with the factory default settings. You can selectively turn the
trail display off and on for any saved or active trail. In the Saved Trails
List, visible trails have a check mark in front of the trail name.
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To turn on trail display:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ or ↓ to select the
desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press ↓ → to VISIBLE|ENT. To return to the previous page, press
EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Navigating Trails
There are three methods for following a trail: visual trailing, navigating
a trail (forward) and backtracking a trail (backward).
Visual trailing is the simplest method. It uses only the Map Page and
requires no menu commands. The technique works the same if you are
running a trail forward (from start to end) or backward (from end to
start.) Visual trailing, however, provides no navigation information
during the trip, such as the time to your destination.
The other two methods provide a full range of navigation data and work
with both the Map Page and Navigation Page. The only difference
between them is "navigating a trail" follows a trail forward (from start
to end) while "backtracking" follows a trail in reverse.
When hiking at walking speed with a hand-held GPS, we often use
visual back trailing because it is a bit better at following each little
turn on a footpath. At faster speeds, like driving or boating, the
Navigate Trail and Backtrack Trail commands are handy.
Visual Trailing
1. On the Map Page, zoom (ZIN or ZOUT) so your flashing trail is visible.
2. Begin moving and watch the Map Page. Simply walk or steer so your
current position arrow traces along the trail you have just made.
Tip:
Generally, when using this method, the smaller the zoom range, the
more accurately you will be able to steer along the trail.
Navigate a Trail (forward)
The following figures illustrate the menu sequence for navigating a
trail.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ or ↓ to select the
desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press → to DELETE TRAIL|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
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4. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT. The unit begins showing navigation
information along the trail.
NOTE:
If you are already located at or near the beginning of your trail, the
arrival alarm will go off as soon as you hit ENT. Just press EXIT to
clear the alarm and proceed.
5. Now, begin moving and let your GPS guide you.
6. When you reach your destination, be sure to cancel navigation.
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT. The unit asks if you're
sure, press ←|ENT.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 4.
Figure 3.
Navigate a trail menu sequence: Fig. 1, My Trails command. Fig. 2,
Trails Menu. Fig. 3, Edit Trail Menu. Fig. 4, Edit Route Menu with
Navigate command highlighted for Trail 6. A trail is always converted
to a route when you navigate the trail.
On the Map Page, a course line represents the trail you are navigating.
The bearing arrow on the compass rose points to the next waypoint on
the trail.
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As you travel, the arrival alarm will go off when you near a trail
waypoint and the bearing arrow on the compass rose will swing around
and point to the next trail waypoint. Press EXIT to clear the alarm.
Present
position
arrow
North trail line
Trail point
Navigate trail map views: the driver (left) is northbound heading
straight toward trail point 6. The northbound driver (right) has
reached point 6 and has turned west to follow the trail.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ or ↓ to select the
desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press → to DELETE TRAIL|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
4. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE|→ to REVERSE|ENT|← to NAVIGATE|ENT. The unit
begins showing reverse navigation information along the trail.
NOTE:
If you are already located at or near the end of your trail, the
arrival alarm will go off as soon as you hit ENT. Just press EXIT to
clear the alarm and proceed.
5. Now, begin moving and let your GPS guide you.
6. When you reach your destination, be sure to cancel navigation. Press
MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT. The unit asks if you're sure,
press ←|ENT.
Transfer Custom Maps and GPS Data Files
Custom Maps
Custom maps work only from the MMC or SDC cards. When a card
containing a Custom Map File is loaded into the unit, it automatically
loads the map into memory when the unit is turned on.
Instructions for copying Custom Map Files to a MMC are contained in
the instruction manual for your MMC card reader and MapCreate 6
software. For instructions on inserting a MMC into the Unit, see Sec. 2,
Installation/Accessories.
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NOTE:
To load a Navionics chart, see Sec. 8 for the Navionics Charts entry.
GPS Data files:
GPS Data Files contain waypoints, routes, trails and event marker
icons. Instructions for copying GPS Data Files between your computer
and a MMC are contained in the instruction manual for your MMC
card reader and MapCreate 6 software.
GPS data automatically recorded in the unit's internal memory must be
saved to the MMC as a GPS Data File in order to store it on your
personal computer. GPS Data Files stored on a MMC must be copied
from the card to the unit's internal memory before the unit can read
them. Here's how:
1. Insert the MMC into your unit. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM
SETUP|ENT|↓ to TRANSFER MY DATA|ENT and the screen below appears.
The Transfer My Data submenu asks if you want to save data to the
MMC or load data from the MMC into the unit's memory.
2. The Transfer My Data menu includes a message that tells you if a
MMC is present or not. If no MMC is present, you must insert a card
into the unit to activate the Load or Save commands.
To transfer data from the unit to the MMC: press ENT (for SAVE.)
To transfer data from the MMC to the unit: press → to LOAD|ENT.
3. Saving to MMC: To accept the default name "Data" for the GPS
Data File, press ↓ to SAVE DATA|ENT. If you want to rename the file (as
shown in the following figures), press ENT to activate the Data selection
box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to the next
character and repeat until the name is correct. Then, press ENT|↓ to
SAVE DATA|ENT.
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The unit will display a completion message when the data transfer is
finished. To return to the Page view, repeatedly press EXIT.
From left to right, these figures show the sequence for naming and
saving a GPS Data File from the unit's memory to a MMC.
4. Loading to unit memory: There may be more than one GPS Data
File (*.USR) on the card. To select a file, press ENT to activate the MMC
Card selection box, use ↓ or ↑ to highlight the file, then press ENT. Next,
press ↓ to LOAD|ENT. The unit will display a completion message when
the data transfer is finished. To return to the Page view, press
EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Figure 2.
Figure 1.
These figures show the menu sequence for loading a GPS
Data File from an MMC into the unit's memory.
Cancel Navigation
You can turn off any of the navigation commands after you reach your
destination or at any other time by using the Cancel Navigation
command. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Section 7:
Advanced GPS Operations
Find Distance from Current Position
1. While on the Map Page press: MENU|↓ to FIND DISTANCE|ENT.
2. To find the distance to a specific location, center your cursor over the
position. A rubber band line appears, connecting your current position
to the cursor's location. The distance along that line will appear in a
pop-up box. The box also shows the bearing to the location.
3. Press EXIT to return to regular operation.
The distance from Dallas to Little Rock is 292.2 miles (left). The distance
from the boat's current position to the boat ramp is 0.58 miles (right).
Find Distance from Point to Point
You can also measure distance between two other points on the map.
1. While on the Map Page press: MENU|↓ to FIND DISTANCE|ENT.
2. Center your cursor over the first position. (A rubber band line
appears, connecting your current position to the cursor's location.) Press
ENT to set the first point and the rubber band line disappears.
3. Move the cursor to the second position. The rubber band line
reappears, connecting the first point to the cursor. The distance along
that line will appear in a pop-up box.
4. Press EXIT to clear the command and return to the page screen.
Icons
Icons are graphic symbols used to mark a location, personal point of
interest or event. They can be placed on the map screen, saved and
recalled later for navigational purposes. These are sometimes referred
to as event marker icons. The unit has 42 different symbols to choose
from when creating an icon.
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Icons are similar to waypoints, but they do not store as much
information. You can't use a menu to navigate to icons like you can
with waypoints, but you can use the map cursor to navigate to any icon
on the map.
You can create an icon at the cursor position on the map or at your
current position while you are navigating.
Create Icon on Map
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the place you want to mark
with an icon.
2. Press ENT and the screen shows a "Select Icon Symbol" menu.
3. Use ← or ↑ or → or ↓ to select your icon symbol, then press ENT. The
icon appears on the map.
Select Icon Symbol menu (left); Boat Ramp icon on
map (right). (Cursor has been moved for clarity).
Create Icon at Current Position
1. While you are traveling, press ENT and the screen shows the "Select
Icon Symbol" menu.
2. Press ← or ↑ or → or ↓ to select your icon symbol, then press ENT.
The icon appears on the map.
Delete an Icon
You can delete all the icons at one time, delete all icons represented by
a particular symbol or delete a selected icon from the map.
1. Press MENU|↓ to DELETE MY ICONS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to DELETE ALL ICONS, DELETE BY SYMBOL or DELETE FROM MAP and
press ENT.
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Delete icons menu.
The Delete All Icons command will ask if you are sure. Press ← to
YES|ENT. All icons will be deleted from the map.
The Delete by Symbol command will launch the Select Symbol menu.
Press ← or ↑ or → or ↓ to select the icon symbol to delete, then press
ENT. A message appears saying all icons with the selected symbol have
been deleted.
The Delete from Map command will prompt you to move the cursor over
an icon to select it. After selecting the icon, press ENT and it disappears
from the map.
Navigate to an Icon
Use the cursor and the Navigate to Cursor command to select the
desired icon on the map.
1. Use the arrow keys to center the cursor cross hairs over the icon.
2. To navigate to the icon, press MENU|ENT. Follow course line on the
Map Page or the compass bearing arrow on the Navigation Page.
Routes
A route is a series of waypoints linked together in an ordered sequence
to mark a course of travel. You can visualize a route as a string of
beads. The beads represent waypoints and the string represents the
course of travel connecting waypoint to waypoint.
The course from one waypoint to the next is a leg. Routes are composed
of one or more legs. The legs of all GPS routes are based on straight
lines between waypoints.
A route provides the automatic capability to navigate through several
waypoints without having to reprogram the unit after arriving at each
waypoint. Once programmed into the unit, a route gives you the option
of navigating through the string of waypoints forwards or backwards.
You can even begin navigating in the middle of a route!
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Create and Save a Route
You have the option of creating and editing a route in the unit or you
can make a route on your computer with our MapCreate 6 software.
PC-created Routes
MapCreate is the easiest way to prepare a route. Your PC's larger
screen, keyboard and mouse are easier to manipulate than the gimbalmounted unit.
To load a MapCreate route into the unit, follow the instructions in
MapCreate's manual for creating and saving a route as part of a GPS
Data File (file format *.usr). Copy the GPS Data File to an MMC and
insert the MMC in the unit. (See Sec. 2 for instructions on installing
MMCs. To load the GPS Data File into the Unit memory, see the entry
on Transfer Custom Maps & GPS Data Files in Sec. 6, Basic GPS
Operations.
Routes Created in the Unit
You can create a route by selecting saved waypoints from the waypoint
list or you can set a series of route waypoints on the map with cursor
arrows and the ENT key. In this example, we'll create a route from the
map.
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (WITH DIGITAL DATA), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE, press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
Route Planning command (left) will open the Route List screen (right).
2. Press ↑ or ↓ to route name|ENT|↓ to (END OF ROUTE)|ENT|↓ to ADD
FROM MAP|ENT. The Map Page appears with the cursor showing.
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Edit Route menu (left). Edit Route Waypoints menu
(right) with Add From Map command selected.
3. Use the Zoom keys and arrow keys to move the map and cursor until
the cursor is centered on the spot where you want your route to begin.
4. To set the first route waypoint press ENT. In this example, we moved
to the intersection of 11th Street and 145th E. Ave. to start our route.
1.
2.
3.
Route creation sequence, from left: (Fig. 1) Set route waypoint (1) at
11th St. & 145th Ave. (Fig. 2) Move cursor north to set point (2) at 145th
& Admiral. (Fig. 3) With point (2) set, move cursor east to mark
interstate on-ramp with waypoint (3). In figures 2 and 3, notice the
rubber band line extending from the previously set waypoint to the
cursor. This line will become the course for the route.
4.
5.
6.
Route creation sequence continued: (Fig. 4) Point (3) set at on-ramp.
(Fig. 5) Waypoint (4) set at highway exit to frontage road leading to
river. Waypoint (5) ends the route at a tree stand in a hunting area.
(Fig. 6) Press EXIT to save the route and return to the previous screen.
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5. Move the cursor to the next point in the route, a spot where you need
to turn or change direction, and press ENT to set the next waypoint.
6. Repeat step five until the route reaches the destination.
7. To save your route, press EXIT. The unit reverts to the Edit Route
screen, with the route automatically named "Route 1" and stored in the
unit's internal memory. In our example, Route 1 already existed, so the
unit automatically made "Route 2."
You can edit the route and run other commands, but if you are finished
with the route for now, return to the last page displayed by
repeatedly pressing EXIT.
Delete a Route
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to Saved Routes, use ↓ to select route, then press|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE, then → to DELETE|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Tip:
You can also delete all routes at once:
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or
from the MAP PAGE press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press → to DELETE ALL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Edit a Route
You can edit the route name if you wish.
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to Saved Routes, select a route, then press |ENT|ENT.
3. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to move the
cursor to the next character and repeat until the name is correct, then
press ENT. Return to the previous page by pressing EXIT repeatedly.
You can edit the route by adding and removing waypoints.
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to Saved Routes, pick a route and press|ENT|↓ to the
WAYPOINTS list. Use ↓ and ↑ to select a waypoint, then press ENT.
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Edit Route Waypoints menu.
3. Use ↓ and ↑ to select a command from the Edit Route Waypoints
menu and press ENT. Add From Map lets you insert a waypoint in the
route by clicking on a map location with the cursor. Add Waypoint
brings up the Waypoint list so you can insert a waypoint. The Remove
Waypoint command will delete the waypoint from the route. View
Waypoint will show you where the selected waypoint is on the map.
Navigate a Route
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE, press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
Routes menu (left) and the Edit Route menu (right) with the Navigate
command selected.
2. Press ↓ to select Saved Route, pick a route and press|ENT|↓ to
NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. Upon arrival at your destination, cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Navigate a Route in Reverse
Here's how you run a route backward, from the end waypoint to the
beginning waypoint:
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE (with digital data), press MENU|ENT or from
the MAP PAGE, press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to select route name|ENT|↓ to NAVIGATE|→ to REVERSE|ENT|←
to NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. Upon arrival at your destination, cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Fig. 1 shows the Navigation Page at the start of a route, heading
straight for the waypoint 11. In Fig. 2, the traveler has arrived at the
destination and the arrival alarm has been triggered.
Trails
Delete a Trail
This is the procedure used to delete a trail. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY
TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail name|ENT|→ to DELETE TRAIL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Tip:
You can also delete all trails at once:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press → to DELETE ALL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Edit a Trail Name
To edit a trail name: press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press
→ to the next character and repeat until the name is correct. Press ENT
then EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the previous page display.
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Tip:
You can quickly call up the Edit Trail menu by selecting a trail on
the map with the cursor. Simply move the cursor over a trail and a
pop-up box appears. Press WPT and the Edit Trail menu opens.
Trail selected with map cursor (left). The pop-up box shows distance
and bearing from current position to the selected point on the trail.
The Edit Trail menu (right).
Edit a Trail Color
To edit a trail color press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|↓ to COLOR|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to select a style, then hit ENT.
Press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the previous page display.
Edit a Trail Pattern
To edit a trail pattern press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|↓ to PATTERN|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the pattern is
correct. Press ENT, then EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the previous
page display.
Edit Trail Menu with Pattern option selected (left). Edited trail with
dotted line pattern (right).
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Utilities
Utilities are useful tools for traveling or for outdoor activities.
Alarm Clock
To get to the alarm clock menu, press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|↓
to ALARM CLOCK|ENT.
Sun/Moon Rise & Set Calculator
To get to the Sun/Moon menu, press MENU|MENU|↓ to SUN/MOON
CALCULATIONS|ENT.
Trip Calculator
To get to the Calculator menu, press MENU|MENU|↓ to TRIP
CALCULATOR|ENT.
Trip Down Timer
To get to the Down Timer menu, press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|↓
to DOWN TIMER|ENT.
Trip Up Timer
To get to the Up Timer menu, press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|ENT.
Waypoints
Delete a Waypoint
To
delete
a
waypoint
from
the
waypoint
WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓
to
waypoint
name|ENT|↓
WAYPOINT|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
list,
to
press
DELETE
To delete a waypoint from the map:
1. Use the arrow keys to select the waypoint with the cursor.
2. Press WPT|↓ to DELETE WAYPOINT|ENT|← to YES|ENT. To return to the
previous page and clear the cursor, press EXIT.
To delete all waypoints at one time:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to DELETE ALL MY
WAYPOINTS|ENT|← to YES|ENT. To return to the previous page, press
EXIT|EXIT.
Edit a Waypoint
Waypoint Name
To edit waypoint name:
1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint name|ENT|↓ to EDIT
WAYPOINT|ENT|ENT.
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2. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to the next
character and repeat until the name is correct. Press ENT then
EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the previous page display.
Waypoint Symbol
To edit waypoint symbol: 1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint
name|ENT|↓ to EDIT WAYPOINT|ENT|↓ to CHOOSE SYMBOL|ENT.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to select desired symbol and press ENT. To return to the
previous page, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Waypoint Position
To edit waypoint position: 1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint
name|ENT|↓ to EDIT WAYPOINT|ENT.
2. Latitude: press → to LATITUDE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the
latitude is correct. Press EXIT.
3. Longitude: press ↓ to LONGITUDE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the
longitude is correct. Press EXIT.
4. When latitude and longitude are correct, return to the previous page:
press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Selecting a Waypoint
To select a waypoint on the map (for navigating, editing, etc.,) use the
arrow keys and center the cursor over the waypoint. A highlighted halo
will appear around the waypoint.
Set a Waypoint by Average Position
This feature sets a waypoint at the current position after taking several
position readings and averaging them. This boosts waypoint position
accuracy by helping to eliminate errors caused by atmospheric
conditions and other factors.
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ or ↑ to AVERAGE POSITION|ENT|press → to CREATE|ENT.
3. Wait while the unit takes points to average for the position. (The greater
the number of points, the greater the accuracy.) When the desired number
of points accumulates, press ENT to create and save the waypoint.
4. The Edit Waypoint menu appears. You can simply save the waypoint
by pressing EXIT|EXIT or you can edit the waypoint.
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Set a Waypoint by Projecting a Position
This feature sets a waypoint at a point located a specific distance and
bearing from a reference position. The reference position could be a
waypoint map feature, an item from your waypoint list or a location
from the Points of Interest list.
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to PROJECTED POSITION|ENT|→ to CREATE|ENT.
3. Press → to CHOOSE REFERENCE|ENT. Use ↑ and ↓ to select a waypoint,
map feature or Point of Interest. When the point has been selected,
press ENT and the point's position appears as the reference position.
4. Press ↓ to DISTANCE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the distance is
correct. Press ENT.
5. Press ↓ to BEARING|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the bearing is
correct. Press ENT.
6. Press ↑ to PROJECT|ENT. The Edit Waypoint menu appears. You can
simply save the new projected waypoint by pressing EXIT|EXIT or you
can edit the waypoint. (Press EXIT|ENT if you want to immediately
begin navigating to the new waypoint.)
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Section 8
System & GPS Setup Options
Alarms
This unit has several GPS alarms. The factory default setting has all
the alarms turned on. You can turn the alarms off and on and change
their distance settings.
An arrival alarm also can be set to flash a warning message and sound
a tone when you cross a preset distance from a waypoint. For example,
if you have the arrival alarm set to 0.1 mile, then the alarm will flash a
message when you come within 0.1 mile of the recalled waypoint.
The off course alarm warns you when your track drifts too far to the
right or left of the course line to the waypoint. For example, if the
alarm is set to 0.1 mile, then the alarm flashes a message if you drift
0.1 of a mile or more to the right or left of the line to the waypoint.
The anchor alarm is triggered when you drift outside of a preset radius.
Again, using the 0.1 mile as an example, if you're anchored and your
boat moves more than 0.1 mile, the alarm will flash a message and
sound a tone.
GPS Alarms highlighted (left); GPS Alarms menu (right).
To change alarm settings:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT. Choose GPS ALARMS|ENT.
2. Scroll ↓ or ↑ to select the desired category, then press ENT to check or
uncheck the Enabled box. This turns the alarm on (checked) or off
(unchecked.)
3. To change distance settings, scroll ↓ or ↑ to select the desired
category, then press →|ENT to activate the distance dialog box. Press ↑
or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to the next character
and repeat until the name is correct.
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4. When your adjustments are finished, return to the last page
displayed by repeatedly pressing EXIT.
IMPORTANT ALARM NOTES:
Anchor Alarm - The anchor alarm may be triggered even when
you're sitting still. This typically happens when using small (less
than 0.05 mile) anchor alarm ranges.
Arrival Alarm - If you set the arrival alarm's distance to a small
number and you run a route (see the Navigate Routes segment),
this unit may not show navigation data to the next waypoint. Once
you arrive at the first one, you may not be able to come close
enough to the first waypoint to trip the arrival alarm.
Auto Satellite Search
To lock onto the satellites, the GPS receiver needs to know its current
position, UTC time and date. (Elevation (altitude) is also used in the
equation, but it's rarely required to determine a position.) It needs this
data so that it can calculate which satellites should be in view. It then
searches for only those satellites.
When your GPS receiver is turned on for the first time, it doesn't know
what your position or elevation (altitude) is. It does know the current
UTC time and date since they were programmed into it at the factory.
An internal clock keeps the time while the unit is turned off. (If the
time and/or date are incorrect, you can set it using the "Set Local Time"
menu.)
The unit begins searching for the satellites using data it acquired the
last time it was turned on. This probably was at the factory. Since it's
almost certain that you're not at our factory, it's probably looking for
the wrong satellites.
If it doesn't find the satellites it's looking for after approximately one
minute, it switches to Auto Search. The receiver looks for any satellite
in the sky. Due to advanced technology, the auto search time has
shrunk significantly from the early days of GPS.
Once the unit locks onto the satellites, it should take less than a minute to
find your position the next time it's turned on, provided you haven't moved
more than 100 miles from the last location it was used.
Check MMC Files and Storage Space
To check MMC Files:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to BROWSE MMC FILES|ENT.
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Main Menu (left); MMC File Browser (right).
Communications Port Configuration
The unit has one NMEA 0183 version 2.0 compatible communication
port. The Com Port Menu, which is accessed from the System Setup
Menu, allows you to configure the communications ports to send or
receive data to another electronic device, such as autopilot.
Menus for changing Com Port settings.
For assistance in configuring the unit to communicate with another
device, consult the factory. Customer service phone numbers are in the
back of this manual. Also see the entry below on how to Configure
NMEA. To set Com Port Configuration:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COMMUNICATIONS PORT|ENT.
Configure NMEA
You can configure the unit to use specific NMEA sentences.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COMMUNICATIONS PORT|ENT|↓ to CONFIGURE NMEA|ENT.
3. A menu appears showing the prefixes of the available NMEA
sentences. A check mark next to a prefix means the prefix is in use.
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Use ↑ ↓, → ← to select a prefix, then press ENT to turn off the prefix.
(Press ENT again to check the box and turn a prefix on.)
4. When the desired prefixes are set, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to
return to the previous page.
Coordinate System Selection
The Coordinate System Menu lets you select the coordinate system to
use when displaying and entering position coordinates.
Menus for changing coordinate system.
To get to Coordinate System Selection:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COORDINATE SYSTEM|ENT.
This unit can show a position in degrees (36.14952°); degrees, minutes
and thousandths of a minute (36° 28.700'); or degrees, minutes, seconds
and tenths of a second (36° 28' 40.9"). It can also show position in: UTM
(Universal Transverse Mercator) projection; MGRS (Standard); MGRS
(Standard + 10); Map Fix; Loran TD; British, Irish, Finnish, German,
New Zealand, Swedish, Swiss, Taiwan, Greek and Military grids.
UTM's are marked on USGS topographic charts. This system divides
the Earth into 60 zones, each 6 degrees wide in longitude.
British, Irish, Finnish, German, New Zealand, Swedish, Swiss, Taiwan,
and Greek grid systems are each the national coordinate system used
only in their respective countries. In order to use these grid systems,
you must be in the respective country. This unit will pick the matching
datum for you when you select the grid. See the entry on Map Datum
Selection for more information.
The military grid reference system (MGRS) uses two grid lettering
schemes, which are referred to as standard and standard + 10 MGRS
on this unit. Your position and datum in use determines which one to
use. If you use standard and your position is off significantly, then try
the alternate.
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NOTE: When the position format is changed, it affects the way all
positions are shown on all screens. This includes waypoints.
To change the coordinate system, press ENT while COORDINATE SYSTEM is
highlighted. Press the ↑ or ↓ keys to highlight the desired format. Press
ENT. Press EXIT to close the menu.
To set up Loran TD:
NOTE:
If the Loran TD conversion is chosen, you must enter the local
Loran chain identification for the master and slaves. Do this by
selecting "Setup Loran TD" at the bottom of the "Coordinate
System" menu and select the ID. Press EXIT to close this menu.
Configure Loran TD menu.
Map Fix
Map Fix is used with charts or maps. This system asks for a reference
position in latitude/longitude, which you take from a marked location
on the map. It then shows the present position as distance on the map
from that reference point.
For example, if it shows a distance of UP 4.00" and LEFT 0.50", you
then measure up four inches and to the left a half-inch from the
reference point on the map to find your location.
To configure a map fix:
To use this format, you need to follow these steps in order. First, take
your map of the area and determine a reference latitude/longitude.
(Please note that in order for this system to work, the
latitude/longitude lines must be parallel with the edge of the map.
USGS maps are parallel, others may not be. Also, this works better
with smaller scale maps.) The reference position can be anywhere on
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the map, but the closer it is to your location, the smaller the numbers
you'll have to manipulate.
Once you've decided on a reference position, you can save it as a
waypoint. See the waypoint section for information on saving a
waypoint. Save the reference position as a waypoint. Exit from the
waypoint screens.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COORDINATE SYSTEM|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to SETUP MAP FIX|ENT.
The following screen appears, and MAP SCALE is highlighted. Press ENT
and enter the map's scale. This is generally at the bottom of the paper
map. It's shown as a ratio, for example 1:24000. Press EXIT and the unit
returns to the Configure Map Fix screen.
Configure a map fix so the unit can find your
position on a printed chart or topographical map.
Press ↓ to SELECT ORIGIN WAYPOINT|ENT. Press → to saved then press
ENT|ENT|ENT. Use ↓ or ↑ to choose a saved waypoint. Select the
waypoint you saved the reference point under and press ENT. The unit
displays a waypoint information screen with SET AS ORIGIN selected.
Press ENT and the unit returns to the Configure Map Fix menu.
Finally, press EXIT to close this menu. Now press ↑ to COORD
SYSTEM|ENT, select MAP FIX from the list and press ENT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
All position information now shows as a distance from the reference
point you chose.
Customize Page Displays
Several page display options have customizable data boxes to provide
constant on-screen information.
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The data available from your unit is divided into categories in the Data
Viewer menu. These categories include GPS Data, Navigation, Trip
Calculator, Time, Sonar Data and Miscellaneous Data. You can select
items from any of these categories for display in any data box. The
category divisions are there to help you sort through the information.
To change the information displayed in a data box:
On a page with digital data boxes, press MENU|↓ to CUSTOMIZE|ENT. A
data box name flashes, indicating it is selected. Press ENT to change the
box or hit ↑, ↓, → or ← to select another box, then press ENT. You'll see
a list of categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category. A
category with a "+" is expandable, meaning its contents are hidden.
Customize Menu with the GPS Data category expanded.
Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category name and press ENT.
Expand categories that may contain data you want to display. Then
press ↓ or ↑ to select a different data option. With the new option
highlighted, press ENT to switch the contents of the flashing box to the
new data type and press EXIT. You can now select another box to
change. When you are finished with the settings, press EXIT again and
the box name stops flashing.
A Page display can show a limited number of data boxes. You can not
turn them off or add more data boxes.
GPS Simulator
The GPS simulator lets you use the unit as if you were outdoors
navigating somewhere. It's a great way to practice using the unit. You
can set the starting location by entering latitude or from a stored
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waypoint, map place or POI location (CHOOSE START command). You can
steer your position and change speed on the map by using the arrow keys
(STEER WITH ARROWS command) or by setting the track and speed in the
dialog boxes provided on the simulator menu screen.
To get to the GPS Simulator:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to GPS SIMULATOR|ENT. The GPS Simulator Menu appears.
GPS Setup Menu (left); GPS Simulator menu (right).
Choose the desired settings, then turn the simulator on by highlighting
the GPS SIMULATOR ON box and pressing ENT. Press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to
close this menu. A message and tone appear periodically, warning you
the simulator is on. To turn the simulator off, repeat the above steps or
turn off the unit.
While in simulator mode and using the STEER WITH ARROWS command, you
can press EXIT to clear the steering and speed boxes from the screen.
This will allow you to use the map cursor during a simulation. To turn
steering and speed boxes back on again, return to the GPS Simulator
menu. Select the STEER WITH ARROWS command, press ENT, then EXIT.
Simulating Trail or Route Navigation
In Simulator mode, your unit can automatically follow a trail or route
without manual steering if you use these steps:
1. From the Map Page, go to the simulator menu. Pick a STARTING
POSITION at or near the beginning of your trail/route. Enter an
approximate TRACK (shown in compass degrees) that will point you
toward the start of the trail/route.
2. Set SPEED to zero. Select STEER WITH ARROWS command and press ENT,
which turns on the simulator and returns you to the Map Page.
3. Begin navigating along the trail/route. (If you are close enough to the
first waypoint, the arrival alarm will usually go off as soon as
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navigation begins. Press EXIT to clear the alarm.) When navigation
starts, press ↑ to increase speed to the desired setting.
4. Press EXIT to turn off the steering and speed boxes. The unit will now
automatically "steer" along the trail or route. When you arrive at your
"destination," cancel navigation.
Tip:
You can pick any spot on the map to begin your simulation by using
the Initialize GPS command.
Hide GPS Features
If there is no GPS antenna/receiver module attached to this unit, the
GPS menus and features can be hidden from view with this command.
The default setting is off, allowing you to rotate between the Sonar
Page and the GPS pages. To hide GPS features:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to HIDE GPS FEATURES|ENT.
The GPS menus and pages are now hidden.
To restore GPS FEATURES, press MENU|MENU|↓ to SHOW GPS
FEATURES|ENT. The GPS menus and pages are available once again.
Initialize GPS
This command makes the unit operate as if it is sitting someplace other
than its actual location. So, you and your unit could be located in
Kansas City, but practice navigating in the ocean off Islamorada,
Florida.
1. With the GPS simulator off, press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS
SETUP|ENT|ENT.
2. A message appears, telling you to move the cursor near the desired
location and press ENT. When the message automatically clears, follow
the message instructions. Turn on the GPS Simulator.
3. In a moment, your present position marker arrow appears on the
map in the location you selected with the cursor. The unit will consider
that spot as its last known position until changed by either a live
satellite lock-on or a new simulator location.
Map Auto Zoom
This receiver has an auto zoom feature that eliminates a lot of the
button-pushing characteristics of other brands of GPS receivers. It
works in conjunction with the navigation features.
First, start navigating to a waypoint. (See the waypoint section for
more information on navigating to a waypoint.) With auto zoom on, the
unit zooms out until the entire course shows, from the present position
to the destination waypoint.
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As you travel toward the destination, the unit automatically zooms in
— one zoom range at a time — always keeping the destination on the
screen.
To turn this feature on, from the MAP PAGE, press MENU|↓ to AUTO
ZOOM|ENT|EXIT. Repeat these steps to turn it off.
Map Data
This menu lets you turn the map off, if desired (which turns the map
screen into a GPS plotter); turn on or off the pop-up map info boxes;
draw the map boundaries or boxes around the areas of high detail or fill
water areas with white. You can also turn on or off Map Overlays,
which display latitude and longitude grid lines and range rings.
Navionics Maps also may be accessed on the Map Data menu. For
instructions, see the Navionics Charts entry in this section.
To get to Map Data:
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
Map Menu (left); Map Data Menu (right).
Earth Map Detail
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ENT to
check to select the level of map detail you prefer. Use ↑ ↓ to choose off,
low, medium or high, then press EXIT to the page display.
Pop-up Map Info
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ to POPUP
MAP INFO. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on)
and uncheck it (turn off.) After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to
return to the page display.
Draw Map Boundaries
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ to DRAW
MAP BOUNDARIES. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn
on) and uncheck it (turn off.) After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to
return to the page display.
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Fill Water with White
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ to FILL
WATER WITH WHITE. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it
(turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.) After the option is set, press
EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Trackline Extension
Trackline Extension is a new tracking option that provides a visual
interpretation of your velocity. It charts how long it will take to travel a
predetermined distance based on your current navigational
information. Distance is shown on one side of the track with estimated
time of arrival on the other. Below the Trackline Extension window are
two check boxes — Show Time and Show Distance — which allow you
to turn on or off the time and/or distance settings.
To set trackline extension: From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to
MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ to TRACKLINE EXTENSION|ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the
desired distance setting and press ENT.
Presentation Mode
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ and → to
PRESENTATION MODE|ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to choose the desired depth and press
ENT. PRESENTATION MODE gives you some control over the map layout by
allowing you to choose between US and International Modes.
Safety Contour
From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT. Press ↓ and → to
SAFETY CONTOUR|ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to choose the desired depth and press ENT. The
SAFETY CONTOUR command allows you to modify depth contours on a
navionics map for water less than 10 meters deep. Based on your
preferences, the depth contours will be colored or shaded to make it
easier to identify shallow areas. Keep in mind the size of your ship's
keel when determining which option is right for your vessel.
Map Overlays (Range Rings; Lat/Long Grid)
The map screen can be customized with four range rings and/or grids
that divide the plotter into equal segments of latitude and longitude.
Range rings are handy for visually estimating distances on the map.
The ring diameters are based on the current zoom range. For example:
at the 100-mile zoom, the screen will show two rings with your current
position in the center. The large ring touching the left and right sides of
the screen is 100 miles in diameter (same as the zoom range). The
second smaller ring is 50 miles in diameter (always 1/2 the zoom
range). The distance from your current position to the smaller ring (the
ring's radius) is 25 miles (always 1/4 the zoom range). With the arrow
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keys and map cursor, you can scroll the map to see the third and fourth
rings. In this example, the distance to the third ring is 75 miles and
distance to the fourth ring is 100 miles from your current position.
To set range rings: From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP
DATA|ENT. Press ↓ and → to RANGE RINGS. With the option highlighted,
press ENT to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.) After the
option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To set Lat/Long Grid: From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP
DATA|ENT. Press ↓ and → to LAT/LON GRID LINES. With the option
highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.)
After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Map Datum Selection
Maps and charts are based on a survey of the area that's covered by the
map or chart. These surveys are called Datums. Maps that are created
using different datums will show the same latitude/longitude in slightly
different locations.
All datums have names. The GPS system is based on the WGS-84
datum, which covers the entire world. Other datums may also cover the
entire world or just a small portion of it. By default, your unit uses the
WGS-84 datum. It, however, can show your position using any of 191
different datums. To change the datum:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|↓ to DATUM SELECTION|ENT.
2. Scroll ↓ or ↑ to select the desired datum, then press ENT.
3. To return to the last page displayed, press EXIT|EXIT.
A list of the datums used by this unit is in the back of this manual.
GPS Setup Menu (left); Map Datum Menu (right).
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Map Detail Category Selection
This menu determines which of the mapping features are shown on the
screen. This includes, waypoints, trails, icons, cities, highways, etc. You
can select any of these items, customizing the map to your needs.
To get to Map Categories:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP CATEGORIES DRAWN |ENT.
2. Press ↑ or ↓ to select a category or press → then press ↑ or ↓ to select
a subcategory. Press ENT to turn it off (no check) or on (checked.)
3. To return to the last page displayed, press EXIT|EXIT.
Map Menu (left); Map Categories Drawn Menu (right).
Map Orientation
By default, this receiver shows the map with north always at the top of
the screen. This is the way most maps and charts are printed on paper.
In Track Up mode, map shows "N" and arrow to indicate north.
Map orientation is shown in north up (left) and track up (right).
This is fine if you're always traveling due north. What you see to your
left corresponds to the left side of the map and what you see on your
right is shown on the right side of the map. But if you travel any other
direction, the map doesn't line up with your view of the world.
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To correct this problem, Track-up Mode rotates the map as you turn.
What you see on the left side of the screen should always be to your left,
and so on.
Another option is course-up mode, which keeps the map at the same
orientation as the initial bearing to the waypoint. When either the
track-up or course-up mode is on, a "N" shows on the map screen to
help you see which direction is north.
To change map orientation: from the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP
ORIENTATION|ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select the desired mode, then press ENT.
Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Map Orientation menu with the North Up map option selected (right).
Navionics Charts
Your unit can display Navionics electronic charts on MMCs. They
work just like a MapCreate custom map on a MMC.
Entrance to Chesapeake Bay in a MapCreate 6 custom map with a 15mile zoom (left). The same position on Navionics chart at
10-mile zoom (center) and with a 5-mile zoom (right).
Display a Navionics chart:
1. Install the Navionics MMC in the memory card compartment and
turn on the unit. (For full card install instructions, see Sec. 2.)
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WARNING:
You should never format the MMC containing your
Navionics chart. Formatting the MMC will permanently
erase the chart from the card.
2. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT|→ to NAVIONICS
MAP CHOICE|ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select the Map Name, then press
ENT|EXIT|EXIT.
Menu sequence (from left to right) for selecting a Navionics chart.
3. To turn off a Navionics chart, from the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to
MAP DATA|ENT|→ to NAVIONICS MAP CHOICE|ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select EAGLE,
then press ENT|EXIT|EXIT.
Port Information
Navionic charts contain Port Services information, represented by anchor
icons on the map display. An example is displayed in the following figure.
To view Port Services information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a Port Services icon.
When selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Port Services Information screen.
The Port Services information screen has two windows. The top window
lists the various service categories. The lower window lists the detailed
services available in each basic category.
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Port Services
icons
Pop-up
name box
Cursor lines
Navionics chart showing Port Services icon selected by cursor.
3. To scroll through the Service Categories window: press ENT then use
↑ or ↓ to see the types of services available. As you highlight a different
category, the list in the lower window changes. To return to the Map
Page, press EXIT|EXIT.
4. The General Services category includes a long list of items in the
Detailed Services window. To scroll through the Detailed Services
window from SERVICE CATEGORIES, press ↓ to DETAILED SERVICES|ENT, then
use ↑ or ↓ to read the list of available services. return to the Map Page,
press EXIT|EXIT. To return to the top service category window, press
ENT|↑.
Port Services information screens.
Tidal Current Information
Navionics charts contain Tidal Current information,
represented at large zoom ranges by a box icon with
the letter "C." The icon stands for a Tidal Current
Station location.
When you zoom in to a sufficiently small zoom range, the icon itself
becomes an animated arrow showing tidal current velocity and
direction for the selected tidal station. At larger zoom ranges, you can
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select the boxed "C" icon and it becomes an animated arrow with a popup name box. An example is displayed in the following figure.
To view Tidal Current information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a Tidal Current Station
icon. When selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Tidal Current Information screen.
Tidal
Current
Station icon
in animated
mode
Pop-up
name box
Cursor lines
Navionics chart showing Tidal Current Station icon selected by cursor.
The current is flowing to the west at 0.1 mph.
Current Information screen.
The Tidal Current Information screen displays daily tidal current data
for the station at the present time. The graph at the top of the example
above is an approximate view of the flood and ebb pattern from
midnight (MN), to noon (NN) to midnight (MN). The velocity scale at
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the top left side of the graph changes dynamically based upon the
maximum velocity of the current for that day.
Slack water, the period of little or no current, is represented by the
Slack Water Line (SWL). The flood appears above the SWL and the ebb
appears below the SWL.
You can look up tidal current data for other dates by changing the
month, day and year selection boxes. To select another date:
1. Use → and ← to highlight month, day or year, then press ENT.
2. Use ↑ and ↓ to select the desired month, day or year, then press ENT.
To clear the information screen, press EXIT.
Tide Information
Navionics
charts
contain
Tidal
Information,
represented at large zoom ranges by a box icon with
the letter "T." The icon stands for a Tidal Station
location. An example is displayed in the figure on the
right.
When you zoom in to a sufficiently small zoom range, the icon itself
becomes an animated gauge showing a rising or falling tidal height for
the selected station.
At larger zoom ranges, you can select the boxed "T" icon and it becomes
an animated gauge with a pop-up name box. An example is displayed in
the following figure.
To view tide information:
1. Select a Tide Station icon: use the arrow keys to move the cursor over
an icon. When it is selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. After selecting the Tide Station icon, press WPT to display the Tide
Information screen.
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Cursor line
Pop-up
name box
Tide Station
icon
Navionics chart showing Tide Station icon selected by the cursor.
In the example above, the tide is at 2.8 feet and falling,
as shown by the down arrow at the top of the icon.
Tide Information screen.
The Tide Information screen displays daily tidal data for the station at
the present time. The graph at the top of the screen is an approximate
view of the tidal range pattern for the day, from midnight (MN), to
noon (NN) to midnight (MN). The dotted line across the graph is the
Mean Lower Low Water line (MLLW).
The height scale on the top right side of the graph changes, based upon
the maximum range of the tide for that day. The MLLW line also
adjusts its position as the height scale changes.
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You can look up tidal data for other dates by changing the month, day
and year selection boxes. select another date:
1. Use → and ← to highlight month, day or year, then press ENT.
2. Use ↑ and ↓ to select the desired month, day or year, then press ENT.
3. To clear the information screen, press EXIT.
Overlay Data
On any Page display except Satellite Status, you can "float" or overlay
additional GPS or navigation data on the screen with the Overlay Data
command. For example, if you left your watch at home, you could
display the local time on top of the map. Or, if you wanted to see details
about your route and trip, you could show your bearing, course, average
speed and trip distance.
The various data available from your unit are divided into categories in
the Overlay Data menu. These categories include GPS Data,
Navigation, Trip Calculator, Time, Sonar Data and Miscellaneous
Data.
You can select items from any of these categories for display, in any
combination — the category divisions are there only to help you sort
through the information.
Overlay Data with the Navigation category expanded.
To overlay information on your screen:
1. Press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You'll see a list of the overlay data currently shown, if any. Select
(ENTER TO ADD) and press ENT. The data viewer shows information
categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category name. A
category with a "+" next to it is expandable, meaning its contents are
hidden.
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Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category name and press ENT.
3. Expand any categories that might contain data you want to display.
Then press ↓ or ↑ to select a data option.
4. With the data option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) and
uncheck it (turn off). As you turn it on, the data will appear on top of
the screen. Every Page display has a maximum number of items you
can show using the Overlay Data command.
5. After the desired changes are made, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the
page display.
From Overlay Data Shown menu (left) press ENT to see Data Viewer
(right). Bearing has been selected from the Navigation category.
To remove overlaid data:
1. While on the Page that shows the item or items you want to remove,
press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You'll see a list of the overlay data currently displayed. Select the
item you want to remove from your display and press ENT|ENT to
remove the data. To remove another item, select the item and press
ENT|ENT.
3. When you have finished removing all the items you want from the
screen, press EXIT to return to the page display.
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Overlay Data Shown, with Bearing option selected (left).
Press ENT to access REMOVE option (right).
To move overlaid data:
You may find it useful to rearrange data that is floating in your display
window.
1. From one of the Map Pages, press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You'll see a list of the overlay data currently displayed. Select the
item you want to move and press ENT|→ to MOVE|ENT.
3. The data begins to flash on your screen. Use any combination of →,
←, ↑ and ↓ to move the data to a new location on the screen.
4. When satisfied, press EXIT|EXIT.
NOTE:
The Customize command and the Overlay Data command both use
the same information categories. The difference between the two
commands is that Customize changes only the data boxes on a
screen, and Overlay Data changes only the information floating on
the screen without a box. See Customize Page Displays, on page 79
for information on customizing data boxes.
To change displayed data font size:
1. From the Map or Sonar page, press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ or ↑ to select Data Type|press → or ← to Data Size|EXIT.
The selected data type will be displayed in the new size. (To change the
size of another data type, repeat these steps, beginning with step two
above.)
3. To return to the previous page, press EXIT.
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Map Page with Track and Speed set as overlay data. Track
is set to a large size with Speed set to a medium size.
NOTE:
Some data types can be displayed in only one font size. If that is the
case, the Data Size box will not be displayed for that data type.
Overlay Data Style
Do you like a digital readout or do you prefer an analog gauge look?
With the Overlay Style feature you can mix and match your data to suit
your viewing preferences.
To access overlaid data style menu: press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
This will bring up the Overlay Data Shown menu with a list of current
overlay data. Highlight the data you want to change on the Overlay
Data Shown menu and press ENT, which will launch the data
information menu. Use ↓ to select overlay style, choose analog, and
press ENT. Next, press → to enter Analog Setup, which will place a
gauge on the display instead of digital numbers.
The Data Information menu (left) with the Overlay style window
activated. After choosing analog, Analog Setup button appears (right).
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There are four primary setup options in the analog menu: Themes, Tick
Marks, Thresholds and Text. You can make gauges transparent from
all the setup menus except Text Setup.
Themes setup allows you to change gauge style, color scheme, and
needle style.
Gauge Style: There are five gauge settings:
Single analog: supports one analog gauge.
Split analog: features two gauge elements and two gauge needles in one
analog gauge. Each element uses one-half of the gauge.
Analog/Digital: a regular analog gauge with digital data in the center.
Dual Analog: a pair of analog gauges.
Analog + Digital: features a large analog gauge coupled with a small
digital gauge.
Gauge Select: There are two choices under gauge select: Primary and
Secondary. The secondary button is not an active button unless you
have more than one gauge set for display, which applies to all gauge
styles except Single Analog.
The Gauge Setup menu.
The Secondary Data or Sec. Data button is only active when you have a
dual-gauge setting selected for display. It allows you to choose what
information you want displayed in secondary gauge. The secondary
data button takes you to the same Data Viewer screen as the
Customize Page and Overlay Data commands.
Color Scheme: There are three color options, white, blue and black
Needle Style: There are four needle styles, Triangular, Beveled, Big
Needle and Compass.
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The Ticks menu (left) with Threshold menu (right).
Tick Marks setup gives you the option of modifying the gauges
minimum and maximum angles, values and ticks.
Minimum and Maximum Angles gives you control over the numerical
layout of the gauge. You can spread the numbers out around the gauge
or bunch them together in a smaller area.
Minimum and Maximum Values allows you to decide where the gauge's
numbers will begin and where they will top out. For example: you may
decide to start the gauge at 0, 5 or 10 and top it out at 85, 90 or 100.
Minimum or Maximum Tick controls how many tick marks will be
displayed on the gauge. If you set the minimum tick to 1 and the max
tick to 10, there will be 10 tick marks between 0 and 10, 10 and 20 and
so on. In the case of a speedometer, that's one tick for one mile per
hour. If you change the minimum tick to 2 and leave the maximum tick
at 10, you'll have one tick for every two miles per hour. That's five ticks
between 0 and 10, 10 and 20 and so on.
Thresholds setup can be used as a visual aid to mark portions of the
gauge. It is divided into Upper and Lower Thresholds, each containing
major (warning) and minor (caution) threshold settings. Two sets of
numbers must be entered for each threshold. Minor thresholds ranges
are colored yellow. Major threshold ranges are red.
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The Gauge Text menu allows you to label your gauges.
Text setup allows you to individually label gauges. There are two
windows in Text Setup: Gauge Text and Units Text. Units Text is
positioned at the bottom of the gauge.
Default restores the factory default settings. If you run into trouble
modifying any of the gauge settings, Default is there to bail you out.
A display with a transparent track gauge (left). The screen on the right
is displaying Track and speed gauge.
Pop-up Help
Help is available for virtually all of the menu labels on this unit. By
highlighting a menu item and leaving it highlighted for a few seconds, a
"pop-up" message appears that describes the function of the menu item.
This feature is on by default.
To set up Popup Help: Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓
to POPUP HELP. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn
on) or uncheck it (turn off.) After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to
return to the page display.
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System Setup menu (left) with Pop-up Help command highlighted. The
example on the right shows the Pop-up Help message for the Screen
command, located on the Map Menu.
Reset Options
To reset all features to factory defaults:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to RESET OPTIONS|ENT|← to
YES|ENT.
NOTE
Reset Options does not erase any waypoints, routes, icons, plot trails
or sonar logs.
Reset Options command (left) and the Reset Options Menu (right).
Screen Contrast and Brightness
To access the Screen menu, press MENU|MENU|ENT.
Once in the Screen menu:
To adjust the display's contrast:
The CONTRAST slider bar is already selected. Press → or ← to move the
bar. The left end of the scale is minimum contrast and the right end is
maximum contrast.
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Screen Command (left) and Screen Menu with Contrast selected (right).
To adjust the display's brightness:
Press ↓ to BRIGHTNESS. Press → or ← to move the bar. The left end of the
scale is minimum contrast and the right end is maximum contrast.
To adjust the screen's display mode:
Press ↓ to DISPLAY MODE|ENT| press ↑ or ↓ to select mode|EXIT.
Display Mode menu.
Set Language
This unit's menus are available in 10 languages: English, French,
German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Dutch and
Finnish. To select a different language:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to SET LANGUAGE|ENT.
3. Use ↓ or ↑ to select a different language and press ENT. All menus
now appear in the language you selected.
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Set Local Time
Using the correct local time setting is handy when estimating local
arrival time while navigating. Also, the time and date are saved when a
waypoint is created.
To access the Set Local Time menu, you must first acquire your
position. Once that is done press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓
SET LOCAL TIME|ENT.
Once in the Time Settings menu:
To set Local Time: Press ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to move the cursor to the next character. Repeat until the
time is correct, then press ENT.
To set the Month: Press ↓ to MONTH|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to select the month,
then press ENT.
To set the Day: Press → to DAY|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to select the day, then
press ENT.
To set the Year: Press → to YEAR|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to select the year, then
press ENT.
You also may switch the Time Format between 12 and 24-hour options.
The Date Format also may be modifed between three options:
Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year and Year/Month/Day.
Time Settings Menu.
At the bottom left of the menu is the CONFIG DST button. This feature
allows your unit to automatically adjust to Daylight Savings Time. It
should only have to be set once. You may select which set of rules
matches DST in your region or simply accept the default.
Once you have each field set the way you want, press EXIT repeatedly to
return to the previous page.
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Show WAAS Alarm
When the signal is available, your unit will automatically use WAAS to
boost the accuracy of the position fix. When the WAAS signal is lost or
acquired, an alarm message appears. Since the U.S. government is still
developing the WAAS system, it's not unusual for a GPS/WAAS
receiver to frequently lose and reacquire its lock on a WAAS satellite.
That can result in the alarm repeatedly going on and off. You have the
option of turning off the WAAS Acquired/Lost alarm without affecting
how the unit uses WAAS. Here's how:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|↓ to SHOW WAAS ALARM.
2. With the option highlighted, press ENT to uncheck it (turn off) or
check it (turn on). After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to
the page display.
Software Version Information
From time to time, Eagle updates the operating system software in
some of its products. These software upgrades are usually offered to
customers as free downloads from our web site, www.eaglesonar.com.
These upgrades make the unit perform better or introduce a new
feature or function. You can find out what software version is running
in your Unit by using the Software Information command.
Software Information command (left); Software Information (right).
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to SOFTWARE INFO|ENT.
2. Read the information displayed on the screen.
3. To return to the last page displayed, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT.
Sounds and Alarm Sound Styles
Sounds triggered by key strokes and alarms can be adjusted:
You first press MENU|MENU|↓ to SOUNDS|ENT.
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Sounds command (left); The Sounds menu (right).
Once in the Sounds menu
To set Key Press Sounds: With the option highlighted, press ENT to
check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off). After the option is set, press
EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To set Alarm Sounds: Press ↓ to ALARM SOUNDS. With the option
highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off).
After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To set Alarm Volume: Press ↓ to VOLUME. Press → or ← to move the bar.
The left end of the scale is low volume. The right end is high volume.
After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To set Alarm Style: Press ↓ to ALARM STYLE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change
the style, then press ENT. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to
return to the page display.
Track Smoothing
This is a factory setting on the GPS Setup menu that should always be
left on. When stopped or traveling at slow speeds (such as walking or
trolling), Track Smoothing prevents trails, steering arrows, the
compass rose and track-up mode map from wandering.
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Menu sequence for turning on Track Smoothing.
Trail Options
There are several options you can use with trails. Some affect all trails,
other options can be applied to a particular trail. You can change the
way trails are updated and the way they’re displayed. Trails also may
be hidden, created or deleted in the trail menu.
General Trail Options
To access the Trails Menu:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
My Trails command (left); Trails Menu (left); Trail Options (right).
Delete All Trails
To remove all trails from memory, from the Trails Menu, press → to
DELETE ALL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Update Trail Option
This menu lets you change the way the trail updates occur.
WARNING:
If you uncheck the Update Trail option, automatic trail
creation and recording will be turned off. You must turn
it back on to record trails. The default setting is on.
From the Trails Menu, press → to OPTIONS|ENT. With UPDATE ACTIVE TRAIL
highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off).
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Update Trail Criteria (Auto, Time, Distance)
The options are automatic, time or distance. When it's in the default
automatic mode, the unit doesn't update the plot trail while you're
traveling in a straight line. Once you deviate from a straight line, the
unit "drops" a plot point (trail waypoint) onto the trail. This conserves
plot trail points. If a plot trail uses all of the available points allotted to
it, the beginning points are taken away and placed at the end of the trail.
From the Trails Menu, press → to TRAIL OPTIONS|ENT|↓ to UPDATE
CRITERIA. Press ↑ or ↓ to select criteria type|ENT. If you selected Time,
the Update Rate data entry box appears on the menu. If you selected
Distance, the Update Distance data entry box appears on the menu.
Trail Update Rate (Time, Distance)
You can update a trail by time, with a range from 1 to 9999 seconds.
The default is 3 seconds. You can update by distance, with a range from
0.01 to 9.99 mile/nm/km. The default is 0.10 miles.
With one of the Update Criteria selected, use the cursor arrows to
highlight either the UPDATE RATE (TIME) or UPDATE DISTANCE data entry
boxes and press ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then
press → to the next character and repeat until the entry is correct.
Press EXIT to return to the Trail Options Menu.
Update Time Rate (left) and Update Distance(right).
Specific Trail Options
Delete Trail
To delete a specific trail, from the Trails Menu, press ↓ to Saved
Trails|ENT. Select a trail and press ENT. The Edit Trail menu appears as
seen in the following figure. Press → to DELETE TRAIL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Edit Trail menu.
New Trail
To manually start a new trail in the Trails Menu make sure NEW TRAIL is
highlighted and press ENT|EXIT.
Trail Visible/Invisible and Other Trail Options
The name, color, pattern, maximum number of trail points as well as
the active and visible settings all are changed on the Edit Trail menu
screen. The active setting determines whether or not the unit is
recording new points for a particular trail.
On the Edit Trail menu, press ↓ ↑ or ← → to highlight the section you
wish to change, then press ENT. Make your changes, then press EXIT to
close this menu.
Units of Measure
This menu sets the speed and distance (statute or nautical miles,
meters), depth (feet, fathoms, or meters), temperature (degrees
Fahrenheit or Celsius) and heading (true or magnetic) units. change
the units:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|ENT.
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System Setup Menu (left); Units of Measure Menu (right).
To set Speed/Distance Unit of Measure: Press ↑ or ↓ to change the
Speed/Distance, then press ENT. After the option is set, press
EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To set Heading: Press ↑ or ↓ to change the heading type, then press
ENT. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the page
display.
To set Depth: Press → ↓ to DEPTH. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the heading
type, then press ENT. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to
return to the page display.
To set Temperature: Press → to TEMPERATURE. Press ↑ or ↓ to change
the heading type, then press ENT. After the option is set, press
EXIT|EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
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Notes
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Sec. 9:
Searching
NOTE:
The background map loaded in your unit lets you search for
highway exits and exit services, some land features as well as cities
and lakes. For a full set of searchable land features, including
landmarks, streets, addresses and Points of Interest, you must load
your own high-detail custom map produced with our MapCreate 6
software. For a complete description of what detail is found in the
background map and custom MapCreate maps, see page 96.
The unit's search functions all begin with either the Find Waypoint
menu or the Map Page menu. Press WPT and the Find Waypoint menu
appears for waypoints and Points of Interest (POI). From the Map
Page, press MENU and the Map Page menu appears for streets,
addresses and highway exits.
Find Waypoint menu (left) and Map Page menu (right).
NOTE
You can search for items after the unit has acquired a position or
while using it in the simulator mode. Distance and bearing to the
selected item will be calculated from the unit's current position or
the last known position. You can look up items by name or search
for the nearest location.
Find Addresses
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND ADDRESS|ENT.
2. Press ENT to search in the Address field.
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Find Address Menu.
3. To enter an address, press ↑ or ↓ to change the first number, then
press → to move the cursor to the next number and repeat until the
number is correct and press ENT.
4. To enter a street name, press ↓ to STREET|ENT. There are two options:
A. You can spell out the name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to
change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next
letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or
jump down to the lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑
to select a street name from the list and press ENT. The street name you
selected is now in the street field.
Find Address menu (left); Find Street menu (center) with Find By
Name field active; street name entry complete (right).
5. To enter a city name, press ↓ to CITY|ENT. You will be asked if you want
to find addresses only within a particular city. This option is designed
to limit an address search to a single city, if necessary.
If you select yes, there are two options: A. You can spell out the city
name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter,
then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the
name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or jump down to the lower
selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select a city name
from the list and press ENT. The city name you selected is now in the
city field.
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NOTE
We recommend you do not enter a city name unless the list is too
long to search through. The unit actually can search quicker when
you don’t enter a city name.
Find city field (left); search in particular city only option (center); Find
City by name (right).
6. When the necessary search fields are filled in, press ↓ to FIND
ADDRESS|ENT. Your unit asks you to wait while it searches for the
address. (If an address is not in the database, a message appears
saying the address could not be found.)
7. The unit will display a list of addresses. If the address you are
looking for is highlighted at the top of the list, press ENT. If not, use ↓
and ↑ to select the correct address from the list, then press ENT. The
Map Page will appear with the location selected by the cursor. (In the
example below, we are looking for 12303 East 11th Street in Tulsa, not
11th Court, so we had to scroll down the list to select the correct
address.)
Address search result list (left); Find or Go To Address page options
(center). After the address is located, you can navigate to it (right).
8. To navigate to the address, press ENT|→|ENT and your unit will
begin showing navigation information to the address pointed out by the
cursor. If you are only looking up an address (not navigating), just
press ENT to see the location pinpointed on the map.
Tip:
If the address happens to be an item in the Point of Interest
database, you can look up the item's phone number in the Waypoint
Information list. With the address location selected by the cursor on
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the map, press WPT. The POI's Waypoint Information window
appears with the GO TO WAYPOINT command highlighted. If you want
to navigate to the POI address, just press ENT|EXIT.
Map Page showing location of the address on the map, highlighted by
the cursor (left). This address is a business in the POI database, so you
can display the POI information window, then navigate to it (right).
Find Any Item Selected by Map Cursor
On the Map Page with a POI or map feature selected by the cursor
press WPT. To return to the previous page, press EXIT.
A POI selected by the cursor (left); POI information screen (right).
NOTE:
Since the GO TO WAYPOINT command is highlighted, you can navigate
to the selected POI by pressing ENT|EXIT while in the POI
Waypoint Information screen.
Find Interstate Highway Exits
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to HIGHWAY EXITS|ENT, which calls
up the FIND EXIT menu.
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Find Highway Exits command (left) and Find Exit menu (right).
2. Select a highway name by pressing ENT, which calls up the FIND BY
NAME menu. There are two highway search options: A. You can spell out
the highway name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the
first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and
repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or jump down
to the lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select a
highway from the list and press ENT.
Find By Name menu.
3. Once you have selected a highway name you can then choose an exit.
Press ↓ to switch to the exit list, then use ↓ or ↑ to highlight the exit
and press ENT.
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Find Exit menu with an exit selected from the list.
4. In the Exit Information screen you have two choices. A. Press ENT to
navigate or GO TO Exit. B. Or press →|ENT to FIND ON MAP.
Go To Exit option (left); Find On Map option (right).
Tip:
You can also look up some additional information on the services
located near this exit. Press ↓ to SERVICES then ↓ or ↑ to select
Service Name|ENT.
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Exit Information (left) with location and amenities information (right).
Find Map Places or Points of Interest (POI)
1. Press WPT, press ↓ or ↑ to select a map place or POI category, then
press ENT. (To narrow your search, press → then press ↓ or ↑ to select a
subcategory before pressing ENT.) You will be given two options: SEARCH
BY NAME or BY NEAREST.
Find Waypoint menu with Lodging POI category selected (left) and
with the RV Parks subcategory selected (right).
2. Search by nearest POI. Press ↓|ENT. The FIND BY NEAREST menu will
show a calculating screen, then a list of the nearest POI's will appear.
Press ↓ or ↑ to the highlight the desired POI and press ENT to bring up
the waypoint Information screen.
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Find by Nearest (left) with POI list (right).
3. Search by name of POI. Press ENT. There are two options: A. You can
spell out the POI in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the
first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and
repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or jump down
to the lower selection list by pressing ENT. Use ↓ or ↑ to select a POI
from the list and press ENT to call up the Waypoint Information screen.
Find by Name option (left); Find by Name menu (right).
4. When the POI's Waypoint Information screen is displayed, you can
choose to GO TO the POI waypoint by pressing ENT or find it on the map
by pressing ↓|ENT.
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GoTo Waypoint POI option (left); Find on Map POI option (right).
Find Streets or Intersections
Find a Street
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND STREETS|ENT and the Find
Streets Menu appears.
Find Streets command (left); Find Streets menu (right).
2. You must first fill in a street name in the First Street dialog box. Press
ENT to display the FIND BY NAME menu. There are two options: A. You can
spell out the street in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the
first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and
repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or you can
jump down to the lower box and pick a street from the list. Press ENT,
then press ↓ or ↑ to select a street from the list and press ENT.
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Find Street By Name menu. Spell out the name in
the top box or select from the list in the lower box.
3. The Find Streets menu reappears with the street you're searching for
in the First Street box. (In this example, it's 80th Street.) To search for
80th Street, press ↓ to find FIRST STREET |ENT. A message appears asking
you to wait while the unit finds the street. When the Streets Found list
appears, use ↑ ↓ to select the street you are searching for and press ENT.
The Find Streets menu (left) with the Find First
Street command highlighted; Streets Found list (right).
4. The Map Page appears with the cursor pointing to the found street. If
you want to navigate to the found street at the cursor location, just
press MENU|ENT|EXIT.
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Map Page showing results of a street search.
The cursor points to the located street.
Find an Intersection
You must enter one street in the First Street dialog box and enter the
next street in the Second Street dialog box.
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND STREETS|ENT and the FIND
STREETS menu appears.
2. You must fill in a street name in the First Street dialog box. Press
ENT to display the FIND BY NAME menu. There are two options: A. You can
spell out the street in the top selection box. Use ↑ or ↓ to change the
first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and
repeat until the name is correct and press ENT|ENT. B. Or you can jump
down to the lower box and pick a street from the list. Press ENT, then
use ↓ or ↑ to select a street from the list and press ENT.
3. The Find Streets menu reappears with the street you're searching for
in the First Street box.
4. Now fill in the second street. Press ↓ to SECOND STREET|ENT and the
FIND BY NAME menu appears again. Just like before, there are two
options: A. You can spell out the second street in the top selection box.
Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor
to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press
ENT|ENT. B. Or you can jump down to the lower box and pick the
second street from the selection list. Press ENT, and use ↓ or ↑ to select a
street from the list and press ENT.
5. The Find Streets menu reappears with the first and second street
dialog boxes filled in. In this example, we selected 71st Street as our
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second street. You could now use similar techniques to select a city or
Zip code, but your search will probably be faster if you leave those
boxes blank. (You can specify a city and/or zip code later on to narrow
the search, if the resulting list is too long.)
Find Intersection command (left) with Intersections Found list (right).
6. To search for the intersection of the two streets, press ↓ to FIND
INTERSECTION |ENT. A message appears asking you to wait while the unit
finds the intersection. When the INTERSECTIONS FOUND list appears, use ↑
or ↓ to select the intersection you are searching for and press ENT. (In
the example above, we selected the intersection of SW 80th Street and
SW 71st Avenue in Miami, Fla.)
7. The Map Page appears, with the cursor pointing to the found
intersection. The intersection in our example is shown below.
Map Page showing results of an intersection search.
The cursor points to the located intersection.
If you want to navigate to the found intersection, just press
MENU|ENT|EXIT.
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Find Waypoints
1. Press WPT|ENT.
2. If searching for a waypoint BY NAME, press ENT. If searching for the
NEAREST waypoint, press ↓ to NEAREST |ENT. (To search by name, jump to
step 5 below.)
Find Waypoint menu (left); Find By Nearest command (center); Find
by Name command (right).
3. If you're looking for nearest, the unit says it is calculating, then a list of
waypoints appears. The location closest to you is highlighted at the top
of the list and the one farthest from you is at the bottom of the list.
Calculating message (left) and list of the nearest waypoints (right).
4. To see location information for the closest waypoint, press ENT and
the Waypoint Information screen appears. (If you wanted, you could
select another waypoint from the list with the ↑ or ↓ keys.)
A. To navigate to the waypoint, press ENT. (The Go Waypoint
command is already highlighted.) The unit will show navigation
information to the waypoint.
B. To find the waypoint, press ↓ to FIND ON MAP|ENT. The Map Page
appears with the cursor highlighting the found waypoint.
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Waypoint Information screens with the Go Waypoint command
selected (left) and the Find on Map command selected (right).
To clear these menus and return to the previous page, press EXIT
repeatedly.
5. If you're looking by name, there are two options: A. You can spell out
the name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter,
then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the
name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or you can jump down to the
lower selection list by pressing ENT, then use ↓ or ↑ to select a waypoint
from the list and press ENT. The waypoint information screen appears.
Find By Name menu (left). Waypoint Information screen (center). The
found waypoint is highlighted by the cursor on the Map Page (right).
A. To navigate to the waypoint, press ENT. (Go Waypoint command is
already highlighted.) The unit will show navigation information to
the waypoint.
B. To find the waypoint, press ↓ to FIND|ENT. The Map Page appears
with the cursor highlighting the found waypoint.
To clear these menus and return to the previous page, press EXIT
repeatedly.
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Sec. 10: Supplemental Material
Datums Used by This Unit
WGS 1984
Default
Arc 1950 - Botswana
Bermuda 1957 - Bermuda
Arc 1950 - Burundi
Adindan
Mean for Ethiopia, Sudan
Adindan
Burkina Faso
Arc 1950 - Lesotho
Arc 1950 - Malawi
Arc 1950 - Swaziland
Adindan
Cameroon
Adindan
Ethiopia
Bissau - Guinea-Bissau
Bogota Observatory Colombia
Bukit Rimpah - Indonesia
(Bangka & Belitung
Islands)
Arc 1950 - Zaire
Arc 1950 - Zambia
Camp Area Astro Antarctica (McMurdo
Camp Area)
Arc 1950 - Zimbabwe
Adindan
Mali
Adindan
Senegal
Adindan
Sudan
Afgooye
Somalia
Ain el Abd 1970
Bahrain
Ain el Abd 1970
Saudi Arabia
Anna 1 Astro 1965
Cocos Islands
Antigua Island Astro
1943; Antigua (Leeward
Islands)
Arc 1950; Mean for
Botswana, Lesotho,
Malawi, Swaziland, Zaire,
Zambia and Zimbabwe
Arc 1960 - Mean for
Kenya, Tanzania
Ascension Island 1958 Ascension Island
Campo Inchauspe Argentina
Canton Astro 1966 Phoenix Islands
Cape - South Africa
Astro Beacon E 1945 Iwo Jima
Astro DOS 71/4 - St.
Helena Island
Astro Tern Island (FRIG)
1961 - Tern Island
Cape Canaveral Bahamas, Florida
Carthage - Tunisia
Switzerland
Astronomical Station
1952 - Marcus Island
Chatham Island Astro
1971; New Zealand
(Chatham Island)
Australian Geodetic 1966
- Australia & Tasmania
Chua Astro
Paraguay
Australian Geodetic 1984
- Australia & Tasmania
Corrego Alegre
Brazil
Ayabelle Lighthouse Djibouti
Dabola
Guinea
Bellevue (IGN) - Efate &
Erromango Islands
Djakarta (Batavia)
Indonesia (Sumatra)
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DOS 1968
New Georgia Islands
(Gizo Island)
Easter Island 1967
Easter Island
European 1950
Mean for Austria,
Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France, West
Germany, Gibraltar,
Greece, Italy,
Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland
European 1950
Mean for Austria,
Denmark, France, West
Germany, Netherlands,
Switzerland
European 1950
Italy (Sardinia)
European 1950
(Sicily)
European 1950
Malta
ISTS 061 Astro 1968
South Georgia Islands
Minna
Cameroon
ISTS 073 Astro 1969
Diego Garcia
Minna
Nigeria
Johnston Island 1961
Johnston Island
Montserrat Island Astro
1958; Montserrat
(Leeward Islands)
Kandawala
Sri Lanka
Kerguelen Island 1949
Kerguelen Island
European 1950
Cyprus
Kusaie Astro 1951
Caroline Islands
European 1950
Egypt
L.C. 5 Astro 1961
Cayman Brac Island
European 1950
England, Channel
Islands, Ireland, Scotland,
Shetland Islands
Leigon
Ghana
European 1950
Iran
Merchich
Morocco
Midway Astro 1961
Midway Islands
Kertau 1948
West Malaysia &
Singapore
European 1950
Greece
Massawa
Ethiopia (Eritrea)
Ireland 1965
Ireland
European 1950
Mean for Iraq, Israel,
Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait,
Saudi Arabia, Syria
European 1950
Finland, Norway
Mahe Island
Liberia 1964
Liberia
Luzon
Philippines (Excluding
Mindanao)
Luzon
Philippines (Mindanao)
Mahe 1971
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M’Poraloko
Gabon, Nahrwan, Oman
(Masirah Island)
Nahrwan
Saudi Arabia
Nahrwan
United Arab Emirates
Naparima BWI
Trinidad & Tobago
North American 1927
Mean for Antigua,
Barbados, Barbuda,
Caicos Islands, Cuba,
Dominican Republic,
Grand Cayman, Jamaica,
Turks Islands
North American 1927
Mean for Belize, Costa
Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua
North American 1927
Mean for Canada
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS
(Continental United
States)
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS (East
of Mississippi River)
including Louisiana,
Missouri, Minnesota
North American 1927
Cuba
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS
(West of Mississippi
River)
North American 1983
Alaska, Canada, CONUS
North American 1927
Alaska
North American 1927
Bahamas (Except San
Salvador Island)
North American 1927
Bahamas (San Salvador
Island)
North American 1927
Canada (Alberta, British
Columbia)
North American 1927
Canada (Manitoba,
Ontario)
North American 1927
Canada (New Brunswick,
Newfoundland, Nova
Scotia, Quebec)
North American 1927
Canada (Northwest
Territories,
Saskatchewan)
North American 1927
Canada (Yukon)
North American 1927
Canal Zone
North American 1927
Greenland (Hayes
Peninsula)
North American 1927
Mexico
North American 1983
Central America, Mexico
Observaorio Metereo
1939; Azores (Corvo &
Flores Islands)
Old Egyptian 1907
Egypt
Great Britain 1936 England
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 England, Isle of Man,
Wales
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 Scotland, Shetland
Islands
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 Wales
Pico de las Nieves
Canary Islands
Pitcairn Astro 1967
Pitcairn Island
Point 58
Old Hawaiian
Mean for Hawaii, Kauai,
Maui, Oahu
Old Hawaiian
Hawaii
Old Hawaiian
Kauai
Old Hawaiian
Maui
Old Hawaiian
Oahu
Oman
Oman
Sweden
Santo (DOS)
1965 Espirito Santo
Island
Sao Braz
Azores (Sao Miguel,
Santa Maria Islands)
Sapper Hill 1943
East Falkland Island
Schwarzeck
Nambia
Selvagem Grande
Salvage Islands
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 - Mean
for England, Isle of Man,
Scotland, Shetland
Islands, Wales
Ordinance Survey
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SGS 85
Soviet Geodetic System
1985
South American 1969
Mean for Argentina,
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Paraguay, Peru,
Trinidad & Tobago, and
Venezuela
South American 1969
Paraguay
South American 1969
Peru
South American 1969
Argentina
South American 1969
Trinidad & Tobago
South American 1969
Bolivia
South American 1969
Venezuela
South American 1969
Brazil
South Asia
Tokyo
Korea
Tokyo
Okinawa
Tristan Astro 1968
Tristan da Cunha
Viti Levu 1916
Fiji (Viti Levu Island)
Wake
Singapore
South American 1969
Chile
South American 1969
Colombia
South American 1969
Ecuador
South American 1969
Ecuador (Baltra,
Galapagos)
South American 1969
Guyana
Eniwetok 1960
Tananarive Observatory
1925; Madagascar
Timbalai 1948
Brunei, East Malaysia
(Sabah, Sarawak)
Tokyo
Mean for Japan, Korea,
Okinawa
Tokyo
Japan
Marshall Islands
Wake Island Astro 1952
Wake Atoll
WGS 1972
Global Definition
Yacare
Uruguay
Zanderij
Suriname
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FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the factory customer service department for help.
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Notes
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EAGLE DATABASES LICENSE AGREEMENT
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE END-USER WHO FIRST
PURCHASES THIS PRODUCT AS A CONSUMER ITEM FOR PERSONAL,
FAMILY, OR HOUSEHOLD USE ("YOU") AND EAGLE ELECTRONICS,
INC., THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS PRODUCT ("WE", "OUR", OR "US").
USING THE PRODUCT ACCOMPANIED BY THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT
CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF
YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROMPTLY
RETURN THE PRODUCT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PURCHASE. PLEASE
RETURN USING THE ENCLOSED UPS SHIPPING LABEL AND INCLUDE:
PROOF OF PURCHASE, NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER. YOUR
PURCHASE PRICE AND ANY APPLICABLE TAXES WILL BE REFUNDED.
PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR REFUND.
1. This License Agreement applies to the one or more databases that
your product may contain. We refer to these singly as a "Database"
and together as the "Databases." Your product may thus include the
"WBS Database" which contains worldwide background surface
mapping data, the "SmartMap Database" which contains inland
mapping data, or other Databases.
2. The Databases that your product may contain are licensed, not sold.
We grant to you the nonexclusive, nonassignable right to use these
Databases for supplemental navigation reference purposes, but only
as long as you comply with the terms and conditions of this License
Agreement. We reserve the right to terminate this license if you
violate any aspect of this License Agreement. You are responsible for
using official government charts and prudent navigation for safe
travel.
3. The Databases housed in your product are protected by the
copyright notices appearing on the product or its screen(s). You may
NOT modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile,
disassemble, rent, lease, or resell any Database, and you may NOT
create derivative works based upon any Database or its contents.
Any unauthorized reproduction, use, or transfer of a Database may
be a crime and may subject you to damages and attorney fees.
4. This License Agreement will terminate immediately without prior
notice from us if you fail to comply with or violate any of the
provisions of this Agreement. Upon termination, you will promptly
return all products containing one or more Databases to us.
5. Prices and programs are subject to change without notice.
6. This License Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
Oklahoma and comprises the complete and exclusive understanding
between you and us concerning the above subject matter.
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DATABASES LIMITED WARRANTY
"We", "our", or "us" refers to Eagle Electronics, Inc., the manufacturer of this
product. "You" or "your" refers to the first person who purchases the product as
a consumer item for personal, family, or household use. The Databases Limited
Warranty applies to the one or more databases that your product may contain.
We refer to each of these as a "Database" or together as the "Databases." Your
product may thus include the "WBS Database" which contains worldwide
background surface mapping data, the "SmartMap Database" which contains
inland mapping data, or other Databases.
We warrant to you that we have accurately compiled, processed, and
reproduced the portions of the source material on which the Databases are
based. However, we are under no obligation to provide updates to the
Databases, and the data contained in the Databases may be incomplete when
compared to the source material. WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF THE SOURCE
MATERIAL ITSELF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
If there is a defect in any Database, your exclusive remedy shall be, at our
option, either a refund of the price you paid for the product containing the
defective Database or a replacement of such product. WE WILL NOT UNDER
ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGE OF
ANY KIND.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
This warranty does NOT apply in the following circumstances: (1) when the
product has been serviced or repaired by anyone other than us; (2) when the
product has been connected, installed, combined, altered, adjusted, or handled
in a manner other than according to the instructions furnished with the
product; (3) when any serial number has been effaced, altered, or removed; or
(4) when any defect, problem, loss, or damage has resulted from any accident,
misuse, negligence, or carelessness, or from any failure to provide reasonable
and necessary maintenance in accordance with the instructions of the owner’s
manual for the product.
We reserve the right to make changes or improvements in our products from
time to time without incurring the obligation to install such improvements or
changes on equipment or items previously manufactured.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which may vary from state to state.
Your remedies under this warranty will be available so long as you can show in
a reasonable manner that the defect occurred within one (1) year from the date
of your original purchase, and we must receive your warranty claim no later
than 30 days after such 1-year period expires. Your claim must be
substantiated by a dated sales receipt or sales slip.
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EAGLE ELECTRONICS
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
"We," "our," or "us" refers to EAGLE ELECTRONICS, INC., the manufacturer of this
product. "You" or "your" refers to the first person who purchases this product as a
consumer item for personal, family or household use.
We warrant this product against defects or malfunctions in materials and workmanship,
and against failure to conform to this product's written specifications, all for one (1) year
from the date of original purchase by you. WE MAKE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER CONCERNING
THIS PRODUCT. Your remedies under this warranty will be available so long as you can
show in a reasonable manner that any defect or malfunction in materials or
workmanship, or any non-conformity with the product's written specifications, occurred
within one year from the date of your original purchase, which must be substantiated by
a dated sales receipt or sales slip. Any such defect, malfunction, or non-conformity which
occurs within one year from your original purchase date will either be repaired without
charge or be replaced with a new product identical or reasonably equivalent to this
product, at our option, within a reasonable time after our receipt of the product. If such
defect, malfunction, or non-conformity remains after a reasonable number of attempts to
repair by us, you may elect to obtain without charge a replacement of the product or a
refund for the product. THIS REPAIR, OR REPLACEMENT OR REFUND (AS JUST
DESCRIBED) IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO YOU AGAINST US FOR
ANY DEFECT, MALFUNCTION, OR NON-CONFORMITY CONCERNING THE
PRODUCT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANY OTHER
CAUSE WHATSOEVER. WE WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE
TO ANYONE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER
INDIRECT DAMAGE OF ANY KIND.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty does NOT apply in the following circumstances: (1) when the product has
been serviced or repaired by anyone other than us; (2) when the product has been
connected, installed, combined, altered, adjusted, or handled in a manner other than
according to the instructions furnished with the product; (3) when any serial number has
been effaced, altered, or removed; or (4) when any defect, problem, loss, or damage has
resulted from any accident, misuse, negligence, or carelessness, or from any failure to
provide reasonable and necessary maintenance in accordance with the instructions of the
owner's manual for the product.
We reserve the right to make changes or improvements in our products from time to time
without incurring the obligation to install such improvements or changes on equipment
or items previously manufactured.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
REMINDER: You must retain the sales slip or sales receipt proving the date of your
original purchase in case warranty service is ever required.
EAGLE ELECTRONICS
12000 E. SKELLY DRIVE, TULSA, OK 74128
(800) 324-1356
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How to Obtain Service…
…in the USA:
We back your investment in quality products with quick, expert service
and genuine Eagle parts. If you're in the United States and you have
technical, return or repair questions, please contact the Factory
Customer Service Department. Before any product can be returned, you
must call customer service to determine if a return is necessary. Many
times, customer service can resolve your problem over the phone
without sending your product to the factory. call us, use the following
toll-free number:
800-324-1356
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, M-F
Eagle Electronics may find it necessary to change or end our shipping
policies, regulations, and special offers at any time. We reserve the right
to do so without notice.
…in Canada:
If you're in Canada and you have technical, return or repair questions,
please contact the Factory Customer Service Department. Before any
product can be returned, you must call customer service to determine if
a return is necessary. Many times, customer service can resolve your
problem over the phone without sending your product to the factory.
call us, use the following toll-free number:
800-661-3983
905-629-1614 (not toll-free)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, M-F
…outside Canada and the USA:
If you have technical, return or repair questions, contact the dealer in
the country where you purchased your unit. locate a dealer near you,
visit our web site, www.eaglesonar.com and look for the Dealer Locator.
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Accessory Ordering Information
for all countries
To order Eagle accessories such as power cables or transducers,
please contact:
1) Your local marine dealer or consumer electronics store. Most quality
dealers that handle marine electronic equipment or other consumer
electronics should be able to assist you with these items.
To locate an Eagle dealer near you, visit our web site,
www.eaglesonar.com and look for the Dealer Locator. Or, you can
consult your telephone directory for listings.
2) U.S. customers: LEI Extras Inc., PO Box 129, Catoosa, OK 74015-0129
Call 1-800-324-0045 or visit our web site www.lei-extras.com.
3) Canadian customers can write:
Lowrance/Eagle Canada, 919 Matheson Blvd. E. Mississauga, Ontario
L4W2R7 or fax 905-629-3118.
Shipping Information
If it becomes necessary to send a product for repair or replacement, you
must first receive a return authorization number from Customer
Service. Products shipped without a return authorization will not be
accepted. When shipping, we recommend you do the following:
1. Please do not ship the knobs or mounting bracket with your unit.
2. If you are sending a check for repair, please place your check in an
envelope and tape it to the unit.
3. For proper testing, include a brief note with the product describing
the problem. Be sure to include your name, return shipping address
and a daytime telephone number. An e-mail address is optional but
useful.
4. Pack the unit in a suitable size box with packing material to prevent
any damage during shipping.
5. Write the Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the
box underneath your return address.
6. For your security, you may want to insure the package through your
shipping courier. Eagle does not assume responsibility for goods lost or
damaged in transit.
Visit our web site:
www.eaglesonar.com
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All Rights Reserved
LEI-Eagle
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