Using the Weather Radio The Weather Radio, available only on Rino 530HCx units, provides a constant update of weather conditions, which is helpful while outdoors or planning a trip. Seven Weather Radio channels are available. For more information about the Weather Radio, refer to the Owner’s Manual. To turn the Weather Radio on: 1. Open the Radio page by pressing the Main Page Menu button . 2. Highlight Weather button on the page and press Enter or use the Option Menu to select Use Weather Radio and press Enter. Radio Page with 3. Select the Seek button to find an active Weather Radio On weather channel in your area. 4. With the Weather button highlighted, press the Thumb Stick in to exit weather. Marking a Waypoint Marking a waypoint records your current location and stores it in the unit’s memory. You must be tracking satellites to mark your location, otherwise your last known location is marked. To mark a waypoint: 1. Press Enter and hold it until the Shortcuts Menu is shown. 2. Highlight Mark Waypoint and press Enter to display the Mark Waypoint page. Symbol Field Name Field Navigating with Your Rino You can navigate to a waypoint, city, exit, or a contact’s location. Using optional detailed maps, you can also navigate to points of interest, addresses, and intersections. To begin navigation using Find: 1. Press and hold the Enter key to open the Shortcuts Menu. 2. Highlight Find and press Enter. 3. Highlight Waypoints and press Enter to view the list of nearest waypoints. 4. Highlight a waypoint and press Enter. 5. With the Waypoint page shown, highlight the Go To button at the bottom of the page and press Enter to begin navigation. The Map page automatically opens to guide you to your destination. Compass Page The two main components of the Compass page are the compass ring and the pointer. As you move, the compass ring rotates showing your current heading at the top of the display. The pointer points toward your destination. When the pointer is aligned with the vertical line at the top of the compass ring, you are on Compass Page a direct course toward your destination. The Rino 520HCx has to be moving to navigate. If you are standing still or moving very slowly, the navigation data may not be accurate. When you are stationary, an electronic compass (Rino 530HCx only) becomes functional to maintain directional orientation. Follow instructions in the Owner’s Manual for calibrating the electronic compass the first time you use it. Using Contacts The first time you are contacted by another Rino user, the New Contact page is displayed. From the New Contact page you can show the user’s location on your Map, Go To that position. Select OK to add them to your contact list. To disregard the contact, exit by pressing the Page button or the Page/Quit key. Every time you receive signals from contacts, your map is updated showing their new position. A Track New Contact Page Log of their movement is created and shown on your map. Sending a Location You can send any location that you have available in your Find menu. These may be waypoints, contacts, cities, exits, or any other data that is loaded in the unit. Below are the steps to send a waypoint. To send a location (waypoint) using Find: 1. Press the Enter key and hold it until the Shortcuts Menu appears, or press the Page/Quit key until the Main Menu is shown. 2. Highlight Find and press Enter. Highlight Waypoints and press Enter to view the list of waypoints nearest to your current location. 3. Highlight the waypoint that you want to send and press Enter to view the Waypoint Review page. 4. Highlight the Option Menu button and press Enter. 5. Select Send Location and press Enter. Using Peer-To-Peer Positioning Mark Waypoint Page 3. Highlight the Name field and press Enter. Enter a new name. When finished, highlight OK then press Enter. 4. Highlight the Symbol field and press Enter. Choose a symbol then press Enter to accept. 5. Highlight the OK button at the bottom of the page and press Enter to save the waypoint. The Rino’s most unique feature is Peer-to-Peer positioning, sending the location of one Rino unit to other Rino units. Peer-to-Peer positioning allows you to track the movement of other Rino users and also navigate to their location. To send your location: Press and release either the Call or Talk key. Your Rino automatically sends out its location. Other Rino users monitoring the same channel and code receive this information. Send Location The location is sent to all Rinos using the same channel and code. They can then choose to Go To that location, view the location on the map (Map), or save the location (Save). Quick Start Guide Polling a Location If you have not heard from a contact in a while and would like to know that contact’s current location, you may “poll” the contact’s location. This will update that contact’s location in your Rino. Rino ® 520-530HCx 2-way radio and GPS To poll a location: 1. Press Enter and hold it until the Shortcuts Menu is shown, or press the Page button until the Main Menu is shown. 2. Highlight Find and press the Thumb Stick in. Highlight Contacts and press Enter. 3. Highlight the contact that you want to poll and press the Call key or, press Enter to view the Contact Review page. 4. Highlight the Option Menu button and press Enter. 5. Select Poll Location and press Enter. Polling a contact’s location Sending a Note You can send a note to communicate silently with other Rino users on the same channel and code that you are using. This can be a saved note or a new note. To send a note: 1. Press Enter and hold it until the Shortcuts menu is displayed. 2. Select the Send Note option. 3. To create a new note or edit an existing note, press Enter when the Edit Note field is highlighted. Enter your note using the data entry keyboard. Select OK when complete. To use a Saved Note, select the desired note from the Saved Note list and press Enter. 4. Select Send to send the note to all Rino users on the same channel and code that you are using. Select Save to save the note for future use. Select Clear to erase the note. If you have further questions or just want to learn more about the operation of the Rino 520HCx or Rino 530HCx, refer to the Owner’s Manual, which provides detailed information about all of your unit’s features. Power key • Press and hold to turn the unit On/Off • Press and release to adjust backlighting Rocker/Enter key • Move up, down, right or left to move through lists, highlight fields, on-screen buttons, icons, enter data, or move the map panning arrow • Press in to enter highlighted options and to confirm messages • Press in and hold to display the Shortcuts menu Call key • Press to send out Call Tone • Sends position when released (if enabled) Talk key • Press and hold to talk • Sends position when released (if enabled) Zoom/Map (Z) key Page/Quit key • Press to cycle through the main pages • Used to quit or escape menu items Volume (V) key • Press to open the volume and squelch control window • Press and hold to mute or unmute the speaker. Microphone: • Hold unit 3–4 inches from your mouth when talking Rino 520HCx (shown) • From the Map Page, press to open the Zoom control window • From any other page, press to access Map Page • Press and hold to turn the electronic compass On/Off (Rino 530HCx only) Speaker Charging the Battery The Rino operates on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack attached to the back of the unit. See the Rino Owner’s Manual for more information about batteries. Stored data is not lost when the battery is removed. The first time you charge the battery, charge it completely while attached to the unit in order to set the battery capacity gauge calibration. To charge the battery: 1. Remove the battery pack from the product package and install it on the back of the Rino. 2. Insert the tab at the base of the battery pack in the slot at the bottom of the Rino and rotate the battery pack up into the cavity on the back of the Rino with the D-Ring vertical. Secure in place by turning the D-Ring on the battery pack 1/4 turn clockwise. Mini USB port Viewing the Main Pages All of the information you need to operate the Rino can be found on five default main pages (only four for the Rino 520HCx). Simply press and release the Page/Quit key to cycle through the Radio page, Map page, Compass page, Altimeter page (Rino 530HCx only), and Main Menu page. You can also access the Main pages by pressing the on-screen Main Page Menu button . If you are navigating a route, an additional Active Route page becomes available. Map Page Radio Page To initialize the unit (acquire satellites): 1. Take the Rino outside where it has an unobstructed view of the sky and turn it on. 2. The unit begins to search for satellite signals. A satellite signal graph is displayed on the radio page or you can get more Radio Page GPS detailed information by accessing the signal graph Satellite page from the Main Menu. The first time you use your Rino, initialization could take up to five minutes. 3. When the GPS is initialized and ready for navigation, three or more green GPS signal bars are displayed. Entering Data Battery pack Main Menu Charger Power cord Battery tab Before the Rino can be used for navigation, the GPS receiver must be initialized. Initialization allows the Rino to receive and store satellite information and begin using the satellites for navigation. The initialization is automatic and should only take a few minutes. If for some reason the unit is not able to gather the necessary satellite information, refer to the Owner’s Manual. Headset connector D-Ring Charger contacts Initializing the GPS Compass Page Detent 3. Insert the charger power cord into the jack in the side of the charger. Connect the other end of the power cord into a wall outlet. Then, clip the charger onto the battery pack, making certain the tabs on the charger engage the detents on the battery pack. A red LED indicates that charging is in progress. 4. As charging is in progress, a Battery Gauge displaying the percentage of charge appears on the screen. A fully depleted Lithium-ion battery pack may take up to 6 hours to charge. The Rino can be operated while charging is in progress, but unless you are outdoors, you cannot receive satellite signals. Extensive use of backlighting, WAAS, and/or FRS or GMRS transmitting can significantly reduce battery life. Altimeter Page (Rino 530 Only) While these Main pages provide you with different types of information, they all share common features like Option Menus and a Main Page Menu. Access the Option Menu and Main Page Menu by using the Rocker to highlight the on-screen button. Then press Enter. Use the Rocker like a joystick that you control with your thumb. Move the Rocker up, down, right, or left. Press the Thumb Stick in to select an item on the screen, much like pressing the Enter key on a computer keyboard. Sometimes you will need to spell out things using the Rocker and an on-screen keyboard. To enter characters with the on-screen keyboard, press the Rocker up, down, left, or right to highlight the desired character (letter, number, or a space). Press Enter to select that highlighted character. Choose Back to delete the character to the left of the cursor. When you are finished entering characters, highlight OK and press Enter. Transmitting on the Rino The on-screen keyboard The Rino can transmit to and receive voice communications from other FRS/GMRS radio users on the same channel and code. Communicate with other Rino units in order to utilize all of the features of the Rino, such as position sending. Select a channel and code to transmit on. Channels 1-7 and 15-22 are GMRS*, channels 8-14 are for FRS. Be sure to tell the other members of your group what channel and code you are using so they can communicate with you. To transmit on your Rino: To select a channel: 1. Press and hold the Talk key and speak in a normal voice into the microphone area from a distance of about 3–4 inches. 2. When you are finished talking, release the Talk key. Your location is updated on all receiving Rino units. 1. Highlight the Channel field and press Enter. 2. Select an available channel and press Enter to accept the selection. To select a code: 1. Select the Code field and press the Thumb Stick in. 2. Select one of the thirty-eight (38) available codes. Press Enter to accept the selection. *Using GMRS channels requires an FCC license. See the Owner’s Manual for details. Changing the Name and Symbol The Name and symbol (icon) identifies you to other Rino users. To change the user name: 1. Highlight the Name field and press Enter to activate the field and display the keyboard. 2. Highlight Clear, then press Enter to clear the default name. 3. Enter a name, up to ten (10) characters long. 4. When you have entered your new name, highlight OK and then press the Thumb Stick in. Volume, Squelch, and Backlighting Selecting the channel Symbol icon Name field To change the user symbol: 1. Highlight the face symbol to the left of the Name field. Press Enter to show a list of available face symbols. 2. Highlight a symbol from the list of selections. 3. Press Enter to select that symbol. Main Page Menu button Option Menu button Setting Up the Radio © Copyright 2007 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Part Number 190-00742-01 Rev. A Printed in Taiwan If you need to adjust the Volume and Squelch, press the V (Volume) key on the front of the unit to display adjustment sliders. To change the volume, press the Rocker up or down to raise or lower the slider. To set the squelch level (which allows you to hear only the individuals you want to communicate with and not the weak background noise signals), press the Thumb Stick right or left to move the slider. Move the slider to the left (-) until the background noise is audible. Then move it to the right until the background noise stops and you have squelched the unwanted signals. Stop at this point by pressing the V key or Enter. If lighting conditions make it hard for you to see the display screen, you can turn on the Backlight. To turn on the backlight: 1. With the unit on, briefly press and release the Power key to display the Backlight adjustment slider. 2. Press the Power key repeatedly to cycle the slider, or press the Rocker up or down to adjust the Backlight brightness level. When you use the Power key to set the level of brightness, the last setting is selected on the second press of the key. The backlight remains on until the set timeout period is completed or the Power key is pressed again. The unit is factory set to timeout 15 seconds after the last key press. 3. Press Enter to close the Backlight window. You may want to customize the Display Mode and Color Scheme to your own preferences by accessing the Main Menu, Setup and Display options.