Owner`s manual | Garmin 3205 GPS Receiver User Manual

Owner’s Manual
GPSMAP 3205
®
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Introduction > Installing Your GPSMAP 3205 and About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the Garmin GPSMAP® 3205. The GPSMAP 3205 uses
the proven performance of Garmin® GPS and full-featured mapping to create
an unsurpassed marine Multi-Function Display (MFD). Take a moment now to
compare the contents of this package with the packing list on the outside of the
box. If any pieces are missing, contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
Installing Your GPSMAP 3205
To install the GPSMAP 3205 refer to the GPSMAP 3205 & GPS 17 Installation
Instructions. To complete the installation, you need the appropriate fasteners,
tools, and mounts listed in each section. Installation items not provided by
Garmin should be available at most marine dealers. If you experience difficulty
installing the unit, contact Garmin Product Support or an installation professional
in your area.
About This Manual
To get the most out of your new navigation system, read this manual and learn
the operating procedures for your unit in detail. This manual is organized into the
following sections:
The Basic Operation section provides you with details and step-by-step
instructions for features such as creating and using waypoints, navigating a route,
and using the FIND key.
The Main Pages section provides detailed explanations about each page in the
GPSMAP 3205 and step-by-step directions on using the pages.
The Main Menu section provides detailed explanations about the Main Menu
and how to use it to configure your unit.
The Using Sonar section provides instructions on using a GSD 21 (Serial), or a
GSD 22 (Ethernet) sounder with your GPSMAP 3205.
The XM WX Weather section provides instructions on using a GDL 30/
GDL 30A Marine Weather Satellite Receiver with your GPSMAP 3205.
The Radar section provides instructions on using a GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41 or
GMR 404/406 radar with your GPSMAP 3205.
The Appendix contains specifications, regulatory information, unit care
information, optional accessories, and maintenance information. You can also find
warranty and FCC information in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for reference.
The Introduction contains the Table of Contents, Product Registration, and the
Software License Agreement.
The Getting Started section provides a unit overview and information
that provides a basic working knowledge necessary to use the GPSMAP 3205.
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Introduction > Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................................ i
Installing Your GPSMAP 3205......................................................................... i
About This Manual........................................................................................... i
Product Registration....................................................................................... v
Contact Garmin..........................................................................................................v
Software License Agreement......................................................................... v
Warnings......................................................................................................... vi
Important Information.................................................................................... vi
Getting Started.......................................................................................... 1
Unit Overview.................................................................................................. 1
Using the GPSMAP 3205 Keypad.................................................................. 2
Using Soft Keys.........................................................................................................3
Status Bar...................................................................................................................3
Turning on the GPSMAP 3205........................................................................ 3
Adjusting the Backlight.............................................................................................4
Initializing the GPS Receiver.......................................................................... 4
Receiver Status and Accuracy...................................................................................5
GPS Setup..................................................................................................................5
Using Simulator Mode.................................................................................... 6
Basic Operation........................................................................................ 8
Using the GPSMAP 3205................................................................................ 8
Understanding the Features.......................................................................................8
Selecting Options and Entering Data.........................................................................9
Using Additional Map Data.......................................................................................9
Using the Map Pointer.............................................................................................10
Finding an Item.............................................................................................. 11
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Creating and Using Waypoints.................................................................... 12
Creating Waypoints Using the ENTER/MARK Key..............................................12
Creating Waypoints Graphically..............................................................................13
Creating Waypoints Manually.................................................................................14
Reviewing and Editing Waypoints............................................................... 15
Projecting a Waypoint..............................................................................................16
Referencing a Waypoint...........................................................................................17
Using Waypoint Lists..............................................................................................17
User Waypoints........................................................................................................17
Proximity Waypoints...............................................................................................18
Navigating to a Destination.......................................................................... 19
Selecting a Go To Destination Graphically.............................................................20
Follow Track and TracBack Navigation..................................................................20
TracBack Tips..........................................................................................................23
Man OverBoard (MOB).................................................................................. 23
Creating and Using Routes.......................................................................... 24
Creating a New Route..............................................................................................24
Navigating a Saved Route.......................................................................................25
Creating a Quick NAV Route..................................................................................26
Copying a Route......................................................................................................26
Deleting a Route......................................................................................................26
Editing a Route........................................................................................................26
Planning Routes.......................................................................................................29
Main Pages.............................................................................................. 30
Configuring Main Pages............................................................................... 31
Using Function Windows............................................................................. 33
Function Window Adjustments...............................................................................33
Viewing a Main Page in Full-Screen Mode.............................................................34
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Introduction > Table of Contents
Map Page........................................................................................................ 34
Using the Map Pointer.............................................................................................35
Selecting Map Ranges.............................................................................................36
Cartography.............................................................................................................36
Map Page Options...................................................................................................37
Map Split Page............................................................................................... 39
Compass Page............................................................................................... 39
3D Highway Page.......................................................................................... 40
Changing the Highway Perspective Range.............................................................41
Main Menu............................................................................................... 42
GPS Tab.......................................................................................................... 42
Tide Tab.......................................................................................................... 43
Tide Sub Tab............................................................................................................43
Current Sub Tab.......................................................................................................45
Celestial Tab.................................................................................................. 46
Trip Tab........................................................................................................... 47
Weather Tab................................................................................................... 48
Points Tab...................................................................................................... 48
Routes Tab..................................................................................................... 49
Tracks Tab...................................................................................................... 50
DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Tab.............................................................. 51
Understanding DSC Distress Calls..........................................................................52
Understanding Position Reports..............................................................................52
Review DSC Waypoint............................................................................................52
Setting Up DSC.......................................................................................................53
Using the NAV Key.................................................................................................53
Card Tab......................................................................................................... 54
Messages Tab................................................................................................ 55
Viewing Detailed Message Information..................................................................55
Alarms Tab..................................................................................................... 56
System Alarms.........................................................................................................56
Nav (Navigation) Alarms.........................................................................................57
Sonar Alarms...........................................................................................................57
Weather Alarms.......................................................................................................57
System Tab.................................................................................................... 58
Update Sub Tab........................................................................................................63
Network Tab................................................................................................... 63
Pages Tab....................................................................................................... 64
Map Tab.......................................................................................................... 65
AIS Sub Tab.............................................................................................................68
Sonar Tab....................................................................................................... 69
Highway Tab.................................................................................................. 70
XM Tab............................................................................................................ 70
Using Favorites........................................................................................................71
Using Sonar............................................................................................ 72
Understanding Sonar.................................................................................... 72
Using Dual Frequency.............................................................................................72
Using Dual Beam.....................................................................................................72
Understanding the Sonar Display............................................................................73
Sonar Page..................................................................................................... 74
Configuring the Sonar Page.....................................................................................75
Using the Sonar Adjustment Menu..........................................................................75
Using the Pointer on the Sonar Page.......................................................................77
Marking an Underwater Waypoint..........................................................................77
Sonar Tab....................................................................................................... 77
General Sub Tab......................................................................................................78
Graph Sub Tab.........................................................................................................79
Water Temp Sub Tab................................................................................................80
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Introduction > Table of Contents
XM WX Weather...................................................................................... 81
Customizing Preset Weather Displays........................................................ 81
Weather Tab................................................................................................... 83
Marine Bulletins Sub Tab........................................................................................83
Using Radar............................................................................................ 84
Understanding Radar.................................................................................... 84
Understanding the Radar Display............................................................................85
Radar Page..................................................................................................... 86
Configuring the Radar Page.....................................................................................86
Using the Radar Adjustment Menu.........................................................................87
Map Page Radar Overlay.............................................................................. 92
Radar Tab....................................................................................................... 92
General Sub Tab......................................................................................................93
Display Sub Tab.......................................................................................................93
MARPA Sub Tab.....................................................................................................94
Advanced Sub Tab...................................................................................................95
Appendix................................................................................................. 96
Specifications................................................................................................ 96
Installing and Removing the Data Card...................................................... 97
Satellite Information...................................................................................... 98
What is WAAS/EGNOS?................................................................................ 98
WAAS Capability........................................................................................... 99
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)..................................................................... 99
LORAN TD System...................................................................................... 101
Caring for the GPSMAP 3205..................................................................... 102
Navigation Terms........................................................................................ 103
Messages and Alarms................................................................................. 105
Optional Accessories.................................................................................. 107
Limited Warranty......................................................................................... 108
FCC Compliance.......................................................................................... 109
Industry Canada Compliance..................................................................... 109
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)............................................................... 109
European License Requirements.............................................................. 110
XM Satellite Radio Service Agreement...................................................... 110
Weather Data Warranty................................................................................111
Index.......................................................................................................112
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Introduction > Product Registration and Software License Agreement
Product Registration
Software License Agreement
Contact Garmin
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in this device
(the “Software”) in binary executable form in the normal operation of the product.
Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software
remain in Garmin.
Help us better support you by completing our online registration today! Connect
to our Web site at my.garmin.com. Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy,
in a safe place.
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using your
GPSMAP 3205. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support by phone: (913)
397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or go
to www.garmin.com/support/.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
+44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or
0808 2380000 (within the UK).
BY USING THE GPSMAP 3205, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and is protected
under the United States of America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure, organization, and code of
the Software are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source
code form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not to decompile,
disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any derivative works
based on the Software. You agree not to export or re-export the Software to any
country in violation of the export control laws of the United States of America.
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Introduction > Warnings and Important Information
Warnings
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous situations could result in an
accident or collision resulting in death or serious injury.
•
When navigating, carefully compare information displayed on the unit to all
available navigation sources, including information from visual sightings, and
maps. For safety, always resolve any discrepancies or questions before continuing
navigation.
•
•
Use the electronic chart in the unit only to facilitate, not to replace, the use of
authorized government charts. Official government charts and notices to mariners
contain all information needed to navigate safely.
Use this unit only as a navigational aid. Do not attempt to use the unit for any
purpose requiring precice measurement of direction, distance, location, or
topography.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is provided in
accordance with California’s Proposition 65. See www.garmin.com/prop65 for more information.
Hg - lampS inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state, or federal
laws.
For more information go to:
www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/environment/disposal.jsp.
Important Information
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of Garmin is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography that is available to us at a reasonable cost. We use a
combination of governmental and private data sources, which we identify in product literature and copyright messages displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain some
inaccurate or incomplete data. In some countries, complete and accurate map information is either not available or is prohibitively expensive.
The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires the recycling of certain electronics. For more information on the applicability to this product, see www.erecycle.org.
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Getting Started
Unit Overview
Data card slot
Serial number tag
Slide the data card door in
the direction of the arrow
(to the left) and pull to open it.
PAGE
QUIT
ENTER
MARK
ADJ
MENU
NAV
MOB
DATA
CNFG
Connection ports
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Soft keys
FCTN
FIND
Interface keys
Getting Started > Using the GPSMAP 3205 Keypad
Using the GPSMAP 3205 Keypad
POWER Key
• Press and hold to turn the unit on or off.
• Press and release to adjust backlighting.
PAGE Key
• Press to cycle through the main pages in sequence.
• Press to end an operation in progress and return to the
main page.
QUIT Key
• Press to cancel data entry or exit a page.
ENTER/MARK Key
• Press and release to enter highlighted items and data
or confirm on-screen messages.
• Press and hold to mark your current location as a
waypoint.
DATA/CNFG Key
• Press to show or hide function windows and data
fields on any main page.
• Press and hold to show the Configuration window.
RANGE Keys
• Press to zoom in or out on the map.
ROCKER Key
• Press up, down, right, or left to move through lists,
highlight fields, on-screen buttons and icons, enter
data, or move the map pointer.
ADJ/MENU Key
• Press and release to view options for a page.
• Press and hold to open the Main Menu.
NAV/MOB Key
• Press to open the Navigation menu.
• Press and hold to mark and create a track back to
the marked location.
FIND Key
• Press to search for points such as user waypoints,
cities, and services.
FCTN Key
• Press to cycle through function windows.
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Getting Started > Turning on the GPSMAP 3205
Using Soft Keys
Soft keys are located along the bottom of the screen and are used as shortcuts to
select the most commonly used options for the selected page, window, or tab. To
select a soft key, press the
key directly below it.
Soft key options
Turning on the GPSMAP 3205
Before you turn on the GPSMAP 3205, make sure the unit and GPS 17 antenna
are correctly installed on your vessel according to the instructions in the
GPSMAP 3205 & GPS 17 Installation Instructions.
The first time you turn on the GPSMAP 3205 and GPS 17 receiver, the receiver
must collect satellite data and establish its current location. To ensure proper
initialization, the GPSMAP 3205 is shipped from the factory in AutoLocate
mode.
To turn on the GPSMAP 3205:
1. Press and hold the POWER key until the unit turns on.
2. When I Agree is highlighted on the Warning Page, press ENTER to open
the Map Page.
Status Bar
At the top of each page, the status bar provides current status information for
connected devices and several of the GPSMAP 3205 functions. As additional
devices are added to the unit or the Garmin Marine Network, an icon for each
device appears on the status bar.
Status bar
Alarm alerts also appear on the status bar. To acknowledge an alarm, press QUIT.
If an alarm condition persists, it appears on the status bar until the alarm condition
no longer exists. For more information on alarms, see page 56 and page 105.
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Getting Started > Initializing the GPS Receiver
To turn off the GPSMAP 3205:
Press and hold the POWER key until the unit turns off.
Adjusting the Backlight
You can adjust the screen backlighting on the GPSMAP 3205 from any page by
using the POWER/BACKLIGHT key.
To adjust the backlight level:
1. Press and release the POWER/BACKLIGHT key.
2. Press up on the ROCKER to increase the brightness, or press down to
decrease.
TIP: After you open the Backlight adjustment window, press the
POWER/BACKLIGHT key repeatedly to cycle through the three
backlight settings: Highest, Selectable, and Lowest.
Initializing the GPS Receiver
When you turn on the GPSMAP 3205, a Warning Page appears, showing unit
information, network connections (attached devices), and important information
regarding the proper use of the unit. It takes a few seconds for the MFD to
search for attached devices. When the search is complete, the I Agree button is
highlighted. After reading the warning, press ENTER.
Next, you see the first of the main pages, the Map Page. The GPSMAP 3205
begins searching for the GPS satellites. The first time the unit acquires satellites
takes several minutes. Afterward, acquisition times are quicker during normal
use. The GPS status icon on the left side of the status bar shows the progress of
the satellite acquisition process.
GPS icon status colors are:
• Red—acquiring satellites/lost satellite reception.
• Orange—ready for navigation/ready for navigation with WAAS.
• Gray—lost GPS connection. (Check GPS antenna wiring connections.)
The GPS tab on the Main Menu (page 42) contains a detailed visual reference of
the satellite acquisition, GPS receiver status, and accuracy.
To view the GPS tab information:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the GPS tab.
Highest
Selectable
Lowest
3. Press ENTER or QUIT to close the Backlight adjustment window.
When viewing the GPS Info sub tab, a signal strength bar for each satellite
in view appears on the right of the page, with the appropriate satellite number
underneath each bar. The numbers below each bar represent the particular satellite
that is being received. Numbers above 33 indicate WAAS satellites. For more
information about WAAS, see page 98 in the “Appendix.”
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Getting Started > Initializing the GPS Receiver
The sky view shows a birds-eye view of the location of each satellite relative to
the receiver’s last known location. The outer circle represents the horizon (north
up), the inner circle 45º above the horizon, and the center point a location directly
overhead. You can also set the sky view to a Track Up configuration, causing the
top of the sky view to align along your current track heading.
GPS status
icon
Status bar
Status field
GPS Tab
The progress of satellite acquisition is shown in three stages:
• No signal strength bars—the receiver is looking for the satellites
indicated.
• Hollow signal strength bars—the receiver has found the indicated
satellite(s) and is collecting data.
• Solid green signal strength bars—the receiver has collected the necessary
data and the satellite(s) are ready for use.
Receiver Status and Accuracy
The receiver status is shown in the Status field on the Info sub tab. Current
accuracy is shown in the EPE (Estimated Position Error) field. Accuracy uses
many factors, such as the number of received GPS satellites, signal strength, and
satellite orientation, to calculate location accuracy in feet or meters. The Status
field shows one of the following conditions:
• Searching for Satellites­—the receiver is looking for any satellites and
collecting data from satellites visible at its last known or initialized
location, but has not collected enough data to calculate a fix. This process
can take up to five minutes.
• Ready For Navigation—at least three satellites with good geometry have
been acquired and your location is now being calculated in latitude and
longitude, or at least four satellites have been acquired and your location
is being calculated in latitude, longitude, and elevation. “Ready For
Navigation with WAAS” appears when you are receiving WAAS satellite
corrections in 2D or 3D and a D appears on the strength bar of satellites
being corrected.
After the receiver has collected information from at least three satellites, the
Status field shows either “Ready for Navigation” or “Ready for Navigation with
WAAS.” The GPSMAP 3205 is now ready for use. Press QUIT to return to the
Map Page.
GPS Setup
The Setup sub tab provides access to functions and features relating to initializing
the GPS receiver.
To access the GPS Setup sub tab:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the GPS tab, and then highlight the Setup sub tab.
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Getting Started > Using Simulator Mode
Using Simulator Mode
Simulator Mode is great for practicing with the unit while inside and satellite
signals are not available. When the GPSMAP 3205 is in Simulator Mode, the
GPS receiver is turned off. The unit cannot be used for actual navigation.
Note: Do not try to navigate in Simulator Mode. While in Simulator Mode,
the GPS receiver is turned off. Any satellite signal strength indicators shown
are only simulations and do not indicate the strength of actual satellite signals.
To turn on Simulator Mode:
Setup Sub Tab
The GPS Setup Tab contains the following options:
Skyview Orientation—allows you to select a sky view display, either North Up
or Track Up, for the GPS Info sub tab only.
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the System tab.
3. Press right on the ROCKER to highlight the General sub tab, highlight the
System Mode field, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight Simulator, and press ENTER.
When Simulator Mode is active, the message “Simulating Operation” appears in
the status bar at the top of each page.
Source—set to Garmin when using a Garmin sensor (GPS 17); set to NMEA
when using any other GPS NMEA source.
WAAS—turns the WAAS capability of the Garmin receiver on or off.
The following soft keys are active only when the unit is not receiving satellites
and the Source is not set to Garmin:
• AutoLocate—allows the receiver to find your location automatically. This
process can take up to five minutes.
• Set Position—allows you to initialize the receiver graphically or manually
from the Map Page to initially help the receiver acquire satellites more
quickly.
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Getting Started > Using Simulator Mode
To set up Simulator Mode:
Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER. The Simulator Setup
window appears. The following options are available:
• Current Time/Date—enter a simulated date and time.
• Speed—enter a simulated speed.
• Track Control—select track control. Auto Track steers to the current
navigation point; User Track allows you to enter a heading in the
Track field.
• Track—enter a simulated heading.
You can also control the speed and track from the Compass or 3D Highway Page.
Press up or down on the ROCKER to increase or decrease the speed; press left or
right to change the heading.
To turn off Simulator Mode:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the System tab.
3. Press right on the ROCKER to highlight the General sub tab, highlight the
System Mode field, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight Normal, and press ENTER.
When Normal Mode is active, the message “Normal” appears in the status bar at
the top of each page.
Use the S et Position soft key to set your location while in Simulator Mode.
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Basic Operation > Using the GPSMAP 3205
Basic Operation
Highlighted field
Using the GPSMAP 3205
This section explains how to enter and select information with the
GPSMAP 3205.
Field
Understanding the Features
The advanced keypad system on the GPSMAP 3205 is designed to allow quick,
convenient selection of navigation options and data entry. As you progress
through this owner’s manual, you are directed to press a specific key or highlight
a field on the screen. When you are directed to press a key, you should press and
quickly release the key. If you need to hold down the key for a period of time
to activate a secondary function, the instructions tell you to do so. The location
of the highlight is controlled by the ROCKER. When a field is selected on the
screen, it is highlighted in yellow.
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
• Highlight—move the highlighted area on the screen up, down, left, or right
with the ROCKER to select individual fields. Moving the highlight to a
given location allows you to make a selection, begin data entry, or scroll
through a list.
• Field­—the location on a page where data or an option can be entered and
displayed. The pointer is placed on a field using the ROCKER to begin
entering data or selecting options.
• Soft keys—located along the bottom of the screen, soft keys are used as
shortcuts to select the most commonly used options for the selected page,
window, or tab. To select a soft key, press the
key directly below it.
• On-Screen button—use the ROCKER to highlight an on-screen button,
and press ENTER to select the button.
On-screen
button
Soft keys
• Scroll bar—when viewing a list of items too long to show on the screen,
a scroll bar appears along the right side of the list. To scroll through a list,
press up or down on the ROCKER. Press right or left on the ROCKER to
scroll one page at a time.
• Default­—the factory setting saved in the unit’s memory. You can change
the settings, but you can also revert to the factory (default) settings when
you press the Factory Dflts soft key on the System–General sub tab.
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Basic Operation > Using the GPSMAP 3205
Selecting Options and Entering Data
To select options and enter data, use the ROCKER to highlight, or select an
item in a list or a field on the screen. Use the ENTER key, soft keys, and the
ROCKER to select options, enter names and numbers in data fields, and activate
your selections.
To select an optional feature:
1. From any page, press ADJ. The adjustment menu shows a list of optional
features specific to that page.
To enter data in a data field:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the data field, and press ENTER to edit it.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to select characters. Press and release
the ROCKER to move character by character through the list; press and
hold the ROCKER to move rapidly through the list.
3. Press right on the ROCKER to move to the next character on the line
or press left to move back to the previous character. Press left on the
ROCKER from the first character position to clear the field. If there are
more than two lines of data, keep pressing right on the ROCKER to go to
the next line.
4. Press ENTER to accept data and move to the next programmable field.
Not all data fields are programmable. When moving about a page with these
fields, the highlight skips them.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the highlight up, down, left, or right to the
selection you want, and press ENTER to initiate the option.
OR
Press the soft key below the option you want to select.
To select an on-screen button:
On a page with on-screen buttons, use the ROCKER to highlight an on-screen button, and press ENTER.
To select an option using soft keys:
Press the
button below the soft key you want to select.
To exit a menu or return to the previous setting:
Press QUIT. The QUIT key moves backward through your steps. Press
QUIT repeatedly to return to the starting page.
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Using Additional Map Data
The GPSMAP 3205 comes preloaded with the latest Marine Detail Charts of the
United States coastline (including Alaska and Hawaii) using the new
BlueChart® g2™ technology. This cartography features integrated mapping,
2-D or 3-D map perspective, tide and current data, improved IALA symbols,
navaids, marinas, boat ramps, roads, and more.
Optional preprogrammed Garmin data cards and MapSource™ CD-ROMs
enhance the versatility of your GPSMAP 3205. With optional preprogrammed
BlueChart g2 Garmin data cards, you can access additional data including highly
detailed coastal roads and points of interest such as restaurants, lodging, local
attractions and more. Full-color aerial photographs of ports, marinas, bridges, and
navigational landmarks are also included on many preprogrammed BlueChart g2
data cards.
Basic Operation > Using the GPSMAP 3205
See your Garmin dealer or visit the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com) for
more information on available pre-programmed Garmin data cards and other
MapSource programs to increase the mapping capability of your new chartplotter.
NOTE: When networking with a Garmin GPSMAP 4000 or 5000 series unit,
map data is not shared.
Using the Map Pointer
Use the map pointer to pan away from your current location and scroll to other
map areas around the world (even outside of your current detail coverage). As
you pan past the edge of the map display, the screen scrolls forward to provide
continuous map coverage. The map pointer is an important tool that can be used
to pan to other map locations, mark and edit waypoints and routes, and review
location data of on-screen map items and waypoints.
Map item name, pointer coordinates,
distance, and bearing
To move the map pointer:
Press the ROCKER to move the map pointer in an up, down, left, right, or
diagonal direction.
As you move the map pointer, the distance and bearing from your current
location to the map pointer are shown in the upper-left corner of the map, with
the map pointer’s location coordinates. Keep in mind that when the map pointer
is stationary, the distance and bearing from your present location changes as your
boat moves. The map pointer can also be used to snap to on-screen waypoints
and map items, allowing you to review a selected location directly from the map
display.
To select an on-screen waypoint or map item with the map pointer:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the waypoint or map item. When
a waypoint or map item is selected, it is highlighted on-screen with the
name and location shown.
2. Press ENTER to show details of the map item. When using BlueChart or
MapSource data, or if waypoints are grouped tightly together due to the
Range setting, additional tabs appear on the Review Waypoint Page. Use
the ROCKER to highlight the individual tabs to show the information and
additional options.
Map
pointer
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Additional
information
tabs
Map
window
Finding an Item
Press FIND to search for items from your current location including waypoints,
anchorages, cities, marine services, navaids, restricted areas, wrecks, celestial
information, tides, and currents. If you pan around on the map window and press
FIND, the unit centers its search from the map pointer location. When using
BlueChart, BlueChart g2, or MapSource data, your location or the map pointer
must be within the map outline area to search for information from that area.
To find an item from your current location:
1. From any page, press FIND to open the Find From Current Position Page.
To eliminate the pointer and re-center your location on-screen:
Press QUIT.
To view additional BlueChart chart notes:
1. Select an on-screen BlueChart map item, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Chart <name> tab. A chart summary
appears below the tab.
3. Highlight the Notes soft key, and press ENTER. Notes for the chart
appear.
4. Highlight the notes field, and press ENTER to scroll the text up or down
using the ROCKER.
5. Press QUIT to exit.
2. Highlight a category, and press ENTER. For some categories, you might
need to select multiple subcategories.
3. Some items have a By Name tab. For By Name, select the top field to
spell out the name, or scroll through the list.
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4. Some items have a Filter List button that allows you to enter letters or
numbers of the item name. The search result shows only items matching
the entered letters or numbers. Highlight the Filter List button, and press
ENTER. Enter data, as needed, to narrow your search.
To find an item from another location on the map:
1. Open the Map Page. Use the ROCKER to pan to the location you want,
and then press FIND. The Find From (Location) Page appears.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight a category, and press ENTER.
To view details about an item:
Highlight an item in the search results list, and press ENTER. The Review
Page appears showing item information, map location, chart name,
distance/bearing, and options for creating a waypoint or viewing the next
item in the search results list.
Item
information
Creating and Using Waypoints
The GPSMAP 3205 stores up to 4,000 alphanumeric waypoints with a userdefined icon, comment, depth, and water temperature available for each waypoint.
NOTE: If you are using an optional Garmin Sonar hardware module, the
Depth and Water Temp fields fill in automatically.
You can create waypoints using three basic methods:
• ENTER/MARK—use the ENTER/MARK key to quickly mark your
current location.
• Graphically­—use the map display to define a new waypoint location.
• Manually—enter new waypoint coordinates manually.
Creating Waypoints Using the ENTER/MARK Key
Use the ENTER/MARK key to capture your current location (or pointer or map
item location) to create a new waypoint. You must have a valid position fix to
mark your current location.
To mark your current location:
Distance,
bearing,
chart name
of item
1. Press and hold ENTER/MARK until the Review Waypoint Page appears.
The GPSMAP 3205 captures its current location and creates a default
name and symbol for the new waypoint.
2. To accept the waypoint with the default name and symbol, press ENTER.
To change any of the available waypoint information, see page 15.
Soft key
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To create a new waypoint from a map feature:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer and highlight the map feature
you want.
2. Press ENTER/MARK to capture the pointer location. The Review Page for
the selected map feature appears.
3. Press the Create Wpt soft key to open the Review Waypoint Page.
4. To accept the waypoint with the default information, press ENTER.
OR
To change any waypoint information, highlight the appropriate field and
press ENTER. After entering your changes, press the OK soft key.
Review Waypoint Page
Creating Waypoints Graphically
You can create a waypoint by using the map pointer to point to any map
location or map feature. When you move the pointer over a map item, you see a
highlighted description of the item.
To create a new waypoint graphically:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the map location you want.
2. Press and quickly release ENTER/MARK to capture the pointer location.
Do not hold the button down, as doing so marks your current location, not
the map location. The Review Waypoint Page appears.
3. To accept the waypoint with the default information, press ENTER.
OR
To change any waypoint information, highlight the appropriate field and
press ENTER. After entering your changes, press the OK soft key. For
information on editing waypoints, see page 15.
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Creating Waypoints Manually
You can manually enter position coordinates to create a waypoint using the Points
tab on the Main Menu. This method is useful for creating a waypoint at a specific
latitude/longitude position from a chart or other source. Entering coordinates
into the MFD while it is set to a datum different from the datum in which the
coordinates were created might result in an incorrect waypoint location. When
entering a waypoint manually, be sure that the MFD is set to the same position
format and map datum as the paper chart or coordinates source.
You can
enter location
coordinates
manually.
To create a new waypoint by entering position coordinates:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Points tab. You can also mark your present location using
the steps on page 12, and then proceed to step 4.
3. Press the New Waypoint soft key. The Review Waypoint Page appears
with the next available waypoint number and the receiver’s last known
location as the default name and location.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Position field, and press ENTER.
5. Enter position coordinates using the ROCKER, and press ENTER.
6. To accept the waypoint with the default information, press the OK soft key OR
To change any waypoint information, highlight the appropriate field and
press ENTER. After entering your changes, press the OK soft key. For
information on editing waypoints, see page 15.
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Review Waypoint Page
Two other options are available on the Review Waypoint Page:
• Add to Route—adds the new waypoint to the end of a route.
• Move Wpt (waypoint)—moves or projects the waypoint to a new location
on the map display.
To add a new waypoint to a route:
1. Press the Add To Route soft key. The Select Route Page appears.
2. Highlight a route or New Route, and press ENTER.
3. Press the OK soft key to add the waypoint to the route.
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Reviewing and Editing Waypoints
After you create a waypoint, you can modify, review, rename, move, or delete it
using the Review Waypoint Page. This page shows waypoint details, and a map
window that you can pan or scale.
To access the Review Waypoint Page:
Use the ROCKER to highlight a waypoint on the Map Page, and press
ENTER.
To change the waypoint name:
1. Highlight the waypoint name field, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to enter a new name, and press ENTER.
To change the waypoint symbol:
1. Highlight the waypoint symbol field to the left of the waypoint name, and
press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to select a different symbol, and press ENTER.
To access the Review Waypoint Page from a waypoint list:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu. Use the ROCKER to
highlight the Points tab, and then highlight a waypoint from the list on the
User or Proximity sub tab.
2. Press ENTER to open the Review Waypoint Page. Additional information
tabs do not appear in this mode.
Waypoint
name
Map window
Symbol
Comment
Position
coordinates
Waypoint Symbol List
To change the Comment, Position, Depth, or Water temp:
1. Highlight the Comment, Position, Depth, or Water temp field, and press
ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to enter new data, and press ENTER.
Depth/water
temp
Review Waypoint Page
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To access the map window on the Review Waypoint Page:
1. Press FCTN to highlight the map window. You can pan the map, change
the map range, or use the map pointer to select a location.
Map window
Projecting a Waypoint
You can modify a waypoint by moving or “projecting” the distance and bearing
from its present location to a new location.
To move the waypoint on the map:
1. Press the Move Wpt soft key. The map window on the right side of the
page is highlighted with the selected waypoint centered and highlighted on
a map display. The word MOVE appears below the pointer.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the waypoint to the new location. The distance
and bearing from the waypoint’s current location appears in the upper-left
corner of the map window.
3. Press ENTER to accept the new waypoint location.
Review Waypoint Page
2. Press FCTN to return to the left side of the Review Waypoint Page.
4. Press FCTN to return to the left side of the Review Waypoint Page.
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Referencing a Waypoint
Sub tabs
The Reference field on the Review Waypoint Page shows the waypoint distance
and bearing from your current location. You can also reference the waypoint
location from another waypoint, map location, or category from a data card.
To reference a waypoint from another item:
1. On the Review Waypoint Page, highlight the Reference field, and press
ENTER. The Find From Current Position Page appears.
2. Select a category, and press ENTER. For some categories, you may need
to select multiple subcategories. When selected, the Review Waypoint
Page shows the Reference field with the waypoint’s distance and bearing
from that point.
3. To reference from a map location, use the ROCKER to select the
reference location, and press ENTER. As you move the map pointer
around the map, the data changes to show the distance and bearing.
Using Waypoint Lists
The Points tab on the Main Menu has two sub tabs, User and Proximity, which
allow you to manage a large number of waypoints quickly and efficiently. The
Proximity sub tab also provides a continuously updated proximity waypoint alarm
function that can be used to define an alarm circle around submerged hazards or
shallow waters.
To access the Points tab from the Main Menu:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Points tab, and highlight either the User
or Proximity sub tab.
User Waypoints
The User sub tab on the Points tab shows a master list of all waypoints currently
stored in memory. From the User sub tab, you can review, edit, rename, or delete
individual waypoints, or delete all user waypoints. The number of available and
used waypoints are shown at the bottom of the User sub tab. Stored waypoints are
arranged in alphanumeric order.
To scroll through and review the waypoint list:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Points tab on the Main Menu, and then
highlight the User sub tab.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to scroll through the list of waypoints;
press right or left on the ROCKER to scroll by page.
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3. Press ENTER to review the highlighted waypoint on the Review Waypoint
Page.
4. Press the Next soft key to return to the waypoint list. The next waypoint in
the list is automatically highlighted.
Deleting Waypoints
The following soft keys are available when you highlight a waypoint on the User
sub tab:
• New Waypoint—creates a new waypoint.
• Delete—deletes the selected waypoint from the list and any route in which
the waypoint was used.
• Del by Smbl—deletes waypoints that use the same symbol.
• Delete All—deletes all waypoints from the unit.
NOTE: When you delete a waypoint from the list, it cannot be recovered from
the unit. Save important waypoints to a data card, or write them down.
To delete a single waypoint from the User sub tab:
To delete all user waypoints:
1. On the User sub tab, press the Delete All soft key.
2. Highlight OK, and press ENTER to delete all user waypoints.
Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity sub tab to define an alarm circle around a stored waypoint
location. The alarm circle can help you avoid reefs, rocks, or restricted waters.
You can add proximity alarms to a maximum of 10 waypoints or on-screen
map items, with a maximum alarm radius of 99.99 nautical or statute miles or
kilometers.
If a proximity alarm circle overlaps an existing alarm circle, the message
“Proximity Overlaps Another Proximity Waypoint” appears. Because the unit
only alerts for one of the overlap points, use caution when navigating in these
areas. If you enter a red proximity circle overlap, you are alerted only to the
closest proximity waypoint.
Proximity circle
Proximity waypoint
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the waypoint you want to delete, and then
press the Delete Waypoint soft key. A confirmation message appears.
2. Press the OK soft key to delete the selected waypoint.
To delete waypoints by symbol:
1. On the User sub tab, highlight the waypoint you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete By Symbol soft key.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the symbol of the waypoints you want to
delete, and press ENTER.
4. Press the OK soft key to delete the waypoints by symbol. Otherwise,
press the Cancel soft key to return to the User sub tab without deleting
any waypoints.
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To add a proximity waypoint:
1. Press the New Alarm soft key on the Proximity sub tab. The Find From
Current Position Page appears.
2. Highlight a category, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a waypoint or map item from the list, and
press ENTER. The Review Page appears for the selected waypoint or
map item within a red circle.
4. Press the OK soft key. The Proximity sub tab appears with the Distance
highlighted.
5. Press ENTER to begin entry of the proximity radius.
6. Use the ROCKER to enter a distance (up to 99.99 units), and press
ENTER when finished.
Navigating to a Destination
Using the NAV key, the GPSMAP 3205 provides four ways to navigate to a
destination—Go To Point, Follow Track, TracBack, and Follow Route. When you
are actively navigating, you see a straight line that always runs from your current
location to the destination on the Map Page. The easiest method for selecting a
destination is the Go To function, which allows you to select a destination point,
and then quickly sets a direct course from your present location. If you highlight
a point on a list or the map and press NAV, Go To <point name> appears in
addition to Go To Point. The Go To function can be accessed from any list of
points or graphically from the map display.
Destination
Current location
To turn proximity alarms on or off:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the field below Proximity Alarm on the
Proximity sub tab, and press ENTER.
2. Select ON or OFF, and press ENTER.
To clear one or all proximity waypoints from the list:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the proximity waypoint you want to clear.
2. To clear a single alarm, press the Delete, soft key.
OR
To clear all proximity waypoints, press the Delete All soft key. A
confirmation message appears.
3. Press the OK soft key to delete the proximity waypoint. Otherwise, press
the Cancel soft key, or press QUIT to cancel.
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To initiate a Go To from a point list:
1. Press NAV.
2. Highlight Go To Point, and press ENTER. The Find From Current Position
Page opens.
3. Highlight Waypoints, and press ENTER. (You can also choose to go to
other points from this list, such as cities or tide stations.)
4. Select a waypoint from the By Name or Nearest tab list, and press
ENTER to open the Review Waypoint Page for the selected waypoint.
5. Press the Go To soft key to begin navigation. A magenta line appears on
the map display showing the course from your current location to the Go To point.
To stop navigation:
1. Press NAV.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
Selecting a Go To Destination Graphically
A graphical Go To can be used to select one of three items from the map
display—an existing waypoint, on-screen map items such as rivers, cities,
navaids, or a new map point. If you select a map item as the Go To destination,
the GPSMAP 3205 automatically uses the name of the map item, but the point
is not stored in the waypoint list. If you select a new map point (non-map item)
as the Go To destination, the GPSMAP 3205 automatically creates a waypoint
named MAP at the pointer location.
To Go To an existing waypoint or map item from the map display:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the waypoint or map item you want to
navigate to on the Map Page, and press NAV.
2. On the Navigation menu, highlight Go To <waypoint name>, and press
ENTER.
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To Go To a new map point (non-map item) from the map display:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the location you want, and press
NAV.
2. With Go To MAP Point highlighted, press ENTER.
To stop navigation:
1. Press NAV.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
Follow Track and TracBack Navigation
A track is an electronic breadcrumb trail recording or history of your path. The
track currently being recorded is the “active” track. An active track can be stored
in the unit and when stored, is referred to as saved. Both the Follow Track and
TracBack options navigate in the same way. Follow Track uses stored or “saved”
tracks; TracBack uses your current or “active” track.
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The TracBack function allows you to retrace your path using the track log
automatically stored in the receiver’s memory, which eliminates the need to store
waypoints along the way. TracBack routes are created by reducing your track log
into a route and activating an inverted route. When active, a TracBack route leads
you through your stored track log points, so it is a good idea to clear the existing
track log before you start your current trip.
To clear the track log and define a starting point for a TracBack
route:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the Tracks tab, and then highlight the
Active sub tab.
3. Press the Clear soft key. A confirmation message appears.
4. Press the OK soft key to clear the track log.
Saving a Track Log
You must save a track log before you can use the Follow Track feature. You can
store up to 15 track logs from certain times and dates.
To save a track log:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Tracks tab, and then highlight the
Active sub tab.
3. Press the Save soft key, and the Save Back Through window appears.
4. Highlight the time or date of the track you want to save, or highlight Entire
Log, and press ENTER. The track begins saving, and then the Saved
Track Page appears. The default name, distance, number of points
(700 maximum), and a map overview are shown.
5. To change the name of the saved track, highlight the Name field and press
ENTER, make any changes, and press ENTER again.
6. To specify the color used to show the saved track line on the map and
highway, highlight the Color field and press ENTER, choose a color, and
press ENTER again.
7. To show the track on the Map and 3D Highway Pages, highlight the check
box to the left of Show on map and highway, and press ENTER.
8. Press the OK soft key to save the track log.
Clear soft key
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Default track name
Total number of points
Total distance
Change color
of track line
Initiating a Follow Track
You must save a track before using the Follow Track option. If there are no saved
tracks, the message “There are no Saved Tracks to follow” appears.
To initiate a Follow Track using the NAV key:
1. Press NAV, highlight Follow Track, and press ENTER. The Select Track
Page appears.
2. Highlight the track you want to follow, and press ENTER.
3. To invert the Follow Track (navigate it in the reverse direction), press NAV,
highlight Invert Route, and press ENTER.
To initiate a TracBack using the NAV key:
To review and edit a track:
1. On the Saved sub tab, highlight a track and press ENTER to open the
Saved Track Page.
2. Make any changes, and then press QUIT.
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1. Press NAV to open the Navigation menu.
2. Highlight TracBack, and press ENTER. The TracBack Through window
appears.
3. Highlight the time, date, or Entire Log, and press ENTER.
To stop TracBack navigation:
1. Press NAV.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
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TracBack Tips
When a TracBack is active, the GPSMAP 3205 takes the track log stored in
memory and divides it into segments called legs. Up to 300 temporary turns
(BEGIN, TURN 1, TURN 2,...., TURN X, END) are created to mark the most
significant features of the track log to duplicate your exact path as closely as
possible. To get the most out of the TracBack feature, remember the following
tips:
• Always clear the track log at the starting point.
• The Record Mode option on the track log setup page must be set to Fill or
Wrap.
• At least two track log points must be stored in memory to create a
TracBack route.
• If the track log Interval field is set to Time, the route may not follow your
exact path (keep the interval set to Resolution for best performance).
• If the receiver is turned off or satellite coverage is lost during your trip,
TracBack draws a straight line between any point where coverage was lost
and where it resumed.
• If your track log’s changes in distance and direction are too complex,
300 waypoints might not mark your path accurately. The receiver then
assigns the 300 waypoints to the most significant points of your track, and
simplifies segments with fewer changes in direction.
Man OverBoard (MOB)
Use the Man OverBoard function to simultaneously mark and set a course to a
location for quick response to emergency situations.
To initiate the MOB function:
1. Press and hold the NAV/MOB key.
2. Press the Yes soft key to confirm and begin navigating to the MOB
location.
When an MOB is initiated, an MOB waypoint with an international MOB symbol
is created, and the unit is on an active navigation to that point. Use any of the
navigation pages to guide you back to the MOB point. The MOB waypoint is
stored in the waypoint list, and you can delete or edit it like any other waypoint.
MOB
point
To stop navigation to the MOB location:
1. Press NAV/MOB.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
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Creating and Using Routes
You can create and store up to 50 reversible routes (numbered 1–50), with up to
300 points each.
Creating a New Route
Using the Route tab on the Main Menu, you can create a new route in one of two
ways. You can select waypoints or map items on the map window, allowing you
to see each route point graphically on-screen as you create the route, or you can
select waypoints from the waypoint list, allowing you to see a textual list of the
route points as you create the route.
To create a new route graphically using the map window:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Routes tab.
3. Press the New Route soft key. The Route map window appears, and
the position marker ( ) changes to the map pointer ( ) with “ADD”
underneath it.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight the location you want to add to your route,
and press ENTER. As you add each new waypoint to the route, the upper-left corner of the screen shows the waypoint name. The bottom of
the screen shows you the number of available points. Repeat this step
until you finish defining all route waypoints.
If you select an area of the map that is not a feature or waypoint, a new
waypoint is created for that location.
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Number of
available
points
To create a new route textually using the Route list:
Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
Use the ROCKER to highlight the Routes tab.
Press the New Route soft key to open the Route map window.
Press the Use List soft key to open the Route list.
Use the ROCKER to highlight the first field under the word “Waypoint,”
and press ENTER. The Find From Current Position Page appears.
6. Highlight Waypoints, and press ENTER. (You can also choose from other
points, such as Cities or Navaids.)
7. Select a waypoint to add to the route, and press ENTER. The Review
Waypoint Page appears.
8. Press the OK soft key to add the point to the route. As you add each new
waypoint to the route, the Route list shows the waypoint or map item
name, leg distance, course between points, and a selectable column to
show other route information.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Route List with Information
9. Repeat steps 5–8 until all route points are entered. Press QUIT to return
to the Route Page.
Navigating a Saved Route
After you create a route, press the NAV key to start the route and use it for
navigation. You can follow a route in the same sequence as it was originally
created, invert and follow the route from the end point back to the beginning
point, or re-evaluate it.
To navigate a saved route:
1. From any page, press NAV, and then highlight Follow Route on the
Navigation menu.
2. Press the Pick Saved soft key to select a saved route. The Select Route
window opens.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the route you want to navigate, and press
ENTER. The selected route is shown on the Map Page.
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To stop navigating a route:
Press NAV, highlight Stop Navigation on the Navigation menu, and press
ENTER.
The following options are available on the Navigation menu by pressing NAV
while navigating a route:
• Invert Route—reverses the route so you can follow it from the end point
back to the beginning.
• Re-Evaluate Route—recalculates and reactivates the current route data;
and it selects the route leg closest to your current location as the active leg
(the active leg defines the current from and to waypoints).
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Creating a Quick NAV Route
Use the Create QUICK soft key to create a quick route.
To create and navigate a QUICK NAV route:
Press NAV/MOB, and highlight Follow Route.
Press the Create QUICK soft key.
Use the map pointer to select a waypoint or map item, and press ENTER.
As you add each new waypoint to the route, the data window at the top of
the Map Page shows the waypoint/map item name, bearing and distance
from your location, and coordinates of the map pointer. The bottom of the
screen shows the number of available points. A route line appears on the
map to indicate each completed leg, and a dotted line appears indicating
the distance and bearing to the arrow pointer from the last route waypoint.
4. Repeat step 3 until you finish defining all route waypoints.
1.
2.
3.
5. Press QUIT twice to start your QUICK NAV route.
Copying a Route
Use the Copy soft key on the Route tab to copy an existing route.
To copy a route:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu, and then highlight the
Routes tab.
2. Use the ROCKER to select the route you want to copy, and press the
Copy soft key. The map window for the new route opens. The copied
route uses the same route name with an additional number (starting at 1)
at the end of the route name.
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Deleting a Route
Use the Route tab on the Main Menu to delete an individual route or delete all
routes.
To delete an individual route:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu, and then highlight the
Routes tab.
2. Use the ROCKER to select the route you want to delete, and then press
the Delete soft key. A confirmation message appears.
3. Press the OK soft key to delete the route.
To delete all routes:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu, and then highlight the
Routes tab.
2. Press the Delete All soft key. A confirmation message appears.
3. Press the OK soft key to delete all routes.
Editing a Route
After you create or copy a route, use the Route tab to add, edit, or delete points
from a route or rename a route.
To change the name of a route:
1. On the Routes tab, highlight the route you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The map window opens showing the selected route.
2. Press the Rename Route soft key. The first character in the Editing
Route field is highlighted.
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Editing
Route field
3. Use the ROCKER to change the route name, and press ENTER when
finished.
To review individual route points on the map:
1. On the Routes tab, highlight the route you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The map window opens showing the selected route.
2. Highlight a point on the route, and press ENTER to open the Review
Waypoint Page.
Review Waypoint Page
3. Press the Rmv From Rt soft key to remove the point from the route, press
the Move Wpt soft key to move the waypoint, press the Delete soft key to
permanently delete the waypoint from the unit, or press the Next soft key
to highlight the next point on the route list. If the selected route point is a
user waypoint, you can edit any of the waypoint properties on the Review
Waypoint Page.
To add points to a route:
1. On the Routes tab, highlight the route you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The map window opens, showing the selected route.
2. Move the map pointer to the leg of the route where you want to add the
new point. The selected route leg turns yellow.
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Route leg to change
To remove a point from a route:
3. Press the Add soft key. The color of the selected route leg changes to
magenta and the word “ADD” appears below the map pointer.
4. Use the ROCKER to drag the map pointer to the location where you want
to add a route point.
5. Press ENTER to add the point to the route.
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1. On the Routes tab, highlight the route you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The map window opens showing the selected route.
2. Select the point you want to remove from the route, and press the
Remove soft key.
To graphically edit a route on the map:
1. On the Routes tab, highlight the route you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The map window opens showing the selected route.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight a point to review (waypoint or map item).
3. Press the Move soft key to move the selected point. The word “MOVE”
appears below the map pointer.
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3. Press QUIT to return to the Route List.
To change the data column (Plan Route feature):
1. On the Route list, highlight the adjustment button to the right of the
Course column header, and press ENTER. The middle title is highlighted.
Planning
features
4. Use the ROCKER to drag the map pointer to the location where you want
to move the route point, and then press ENTER to move the route point.
Planning Routes
You can enter information such as your speed, departure time, fuel flow, and
departure date so your GPSMAP 3205 can estimate information about your trip.
To plan your route:
1. Press the Plan soft key on the Route list to open the Plan Route window.
2. Enter planning data for speed and fuel flow. You can also enter the date
and time of your departure. As you enter planning information, the fields
on the Route list are automatically calculated.
NOTE: Fuel flow rates are measured in units per hour. System setting changes
for units of measure (statute, nautical, or metric) do not affect the fuel flow
measure. You should enter fuel flow rates based on available information for
your boat (operators manual, performance specifications) and note the units of
measure (gallons, liters, and so on).
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2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to select one of nine available planning
features, including ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival at point), Fuel (to point),
Leg Dist, Leg Fuel, Leg Time, Sunrise, Sunset (at point location), and
Time To (point).
The unit automatically recalculates each waypoint in the route based on
the planning feature selected.
3. Press ENTER when you are finished.
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Main Pages > Overview
Main Pages
The GPSMAP 3205 has four main pages that are always available: Map Page, Map Split Page, Compass Page, and 3D Highway Page. Press PAGE to cycle through the
main pages in order. If you have a GSD 20, GSD 21, or GSD 22 with transducer connected to the GPSMAP 3205, a Sonar Page is inserted into the page sequence.
When the unit is turned on, the Map Page appears. As you add optional hardware to the MFD or Garmin Marine Network, additional main pages, functions, or
adjustments may appear automatically. For specific information about additional main page operations, refer to the documentation that comes with the optional
hardware.
Pages
Map Page
Map Split Page
Compass Page
3D Highway Page
To go to a specific main page:
1. Press PAGE. The Pages menu shows the list of available main pages and their corresponding shortcut numbers. The active main page is highlighted.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight a main page, and press ENTER.
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Main Pages > Configuring Main Pages
Configuring Main Pages
You can customize each main page to fit your navigational needs, and you can
modify digital data fields and add additional secondary functions to each of the
main pages. As you add optional hardware to the GPSMAP 3205 or Garmin
Marine Network, additional function choices might appear automatically.
You can also display other functions, such as a compass, temperature log (if
inputting Garmin or NMEA sonar data), or a second map (Map Page only).
Digital data fields (Digital 1 and Digital 2) can be changed in size and type of
data that is shown in each data field. As you add or remove functions and data
fields, a preview window shows the layout.
Preview window
To add or remove functions on a main page:
1. Press and hold DATA/CNFG to open the Configuration window.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the function you want to add or remove, and
press ENTER. Only functions with a check mark in the check box to the
left of the name appear on the main page. The main page to which you
are adding functions always appears either on the left side (two or three
function windows) or in the upper-left (four or more function windows).
3. When finished, press QUIT to return to the main page.
Main page
Second map
Compass
Digital 1
Adjustment sliders
Highway
Page
Map Page with Additional Functions
To change the size of the Digital data fields:
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1. Press and hold DATA/CNFG to open the Configuration window.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the Digital 1 or Digital 2 adjustment slider,
and press ENTER.
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3. Press up on the ROCKER to display larger text with fewer data fields;
press down on the ROCKER to display smaller text with more data fields.
A preview of the data fields appears in the preview window. As you adjust
the data field size, the configurable data fields automatically appear in the
Digital 1 and Digital 2 lists.
4. Press QUIT to exit the slider adjustment. Press QUIT again to return to the
main page.
Digital 2
with small
data fields
Digital 1
with large
data fields
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the type of data you want
to show, and press ENTER.
4. Press QUIT to exit.
To restore the factory default configuration:
1. Press and hold DATA/CNFG to open the Configuration window.
2. Press the Defaults soft key.
To change Digital 1 or Digital 2 data fields:
1. Press and hold DATA/CNFG to open the Configuration window.
2. Highlight the data field you want to change, and press ENTER.
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Main Pages > Using Function Windows
Using Function Windows
You can add additional function windows to any of the main pages. After you
configure a main page, press FCTN to cycle through the available function
windows. The active function window is highlighted with a yellow box. Each
time you press FCTN, the highlight moves in a clockwise motion (when three or
more function windows are shown).
Active function window
Function Window Adjustments
Each active function window (except the Compass) has specific adjustment
(ADJ key)/soft key options and main page features. You can use options from
the adjustment menu or soft keys to access adjustments or features for the
active (highlighted) function window. As you add optional hardware to the
GPSMAP 3205 or Garmin Marine Network, adjustment menu choices may
appear automatically. For specific instructions on adjustments and features for
the highlighted function window, refer to the specific section (or manual) for that
main page.
To show adjustment options for the active function window:
1
2
1. Press ADJ to show the available options window. The adjustment menu
appears for the highlighted or active function window.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight an option, and press ENTER.
Adjustment menu
Active function window
3
To cycle through function windows on a main page:
1. Press FCTN. The Functions menu appears with the next function on the
list highlighted.
2. Each time you press FCTN, the next function window is highlighted. Press
ENTER when the function window you want is highlighted. Functions that
are not available appear dimmed and cannot be selected.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Viewing a Main Page in Full-Screen Mode
Use the DATA key to view the main page in full-screen mode, without functions,
the status bar, or Digital Data fields. Press DATA again to return to the previous
view.
Map Page
The Map Page provides a comprehensive display of electronic cartography,
plotting, and navigational data. The Map Page shows your boat on a digital chart,
complete with geographic names, map items, navaids, and other chart features.
When using your GPSMAP 3205 with the optional preprogrammed BlueChart g2
data cards, you can view detailed roads and photographs. See the BlueChart g2
User’s Guide for additional information about BlueChart g2 data.
When the map pointer is active, information is shown in the upper-left corner
of the map to indicate location, any identifying text, range, and bearing to the
pointer or a selected waypoint or map item. The map range is shown in the
lower-right corner of the map.
Map information
Map Page in Full-Screen Mode
Map range
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Main Pages > Map Page
Use the RANGE Up and RANGE Down keys and the ROCKER to select zoom
ranges and move the map pointer. Two basic map operating modes, Position mode
and Pointer mode, determine what cartography (map data) is shown on the Map
Page. Position mode pans the cartography to keep the current position marker
within the display area, whereas Pointer mode pans the cartography to keep the
map pointer within the display area.
Geographic name
Navaid
Land
The GPSMAP 3205 starts in Position mode, with your location centered on the
map.
Press up, down, left, or right on the ROCKER to enter Pointer mode. In Pointer
mode:
• You can move the map pointer over the map display using the ROCKER.
• When the map pointer reaches the edge of the display, the map scrolls
forward under the pointer. Keep in mind that the boat icon moves with the
map scrolling and may go off the screen (you might not be able to see your
current location).
• When the map pointer is stationary, a fixed coordinate location appears in
the position field. The distance and bearing change as the boat’s location
changes.
• When you change the range in Pointer mode, the map pointer is centered
on the screen.
• To return to Position mode, press QUIT.
Water
Map
item
Boat icon
Map range
Using the Map Pointer
Controlled by the ROCKER, the map pointer is an important tool that can be
used to pan to other map locations, mark and edit waypoints and routes, and
review location data of on-screen map items and waypoints.
Note: When the map pointer reaches the edge of the map, the unit may pause
as it loads new map data.
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Selecting Map Ranges
The map display has 28 available range scales from 20 ft to 800 mi (5 m to 1200
km). The map range is controlled by the RANGE Up and RANGE Down keys,
with the current range shown at the lower-right corner of the Map Page.
Using Built-In Basemap (Without
BlueChart/Mapsource data)
Using Preloaded BlueChart/MapSource Data
Using a Preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Data Card
Overzoom, no additional data
To select a map range:
Press the RANGE Up key to zoom out or the RANGE Down key to zoom in.
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Cartography
The GPSMAP 3205 contains preloaded marine map detail using the new
BlueChart® g2 technology. Coverage is for U.S. coastal areas, including Alaska
and Hawaii. Features include integrated mapping, 2-D or 3-D map perspective,
tide and current data, improved IALA symbols, navaids, marinas, boat ramps,
roads, and more.
The GPSMAP 3205 accepts preprogrammed data cards and are compatible with
the latest BlueChart® g2 series marine cartography. The unit shows cartography as
long as there is chart information available for the selected range.
Map coverage conforms to the following conditions:
• Cartography appears when the selected zoom range is covered by either the
internal database, or BlueChart g2 data.
• When the selected zoom range is covered by both the internal database and
BlueChart g2 data, the cartography with the best resolution appears.
• When the selected zoom range exceeds the resolution of the data in use,
overzoom cartography appears and an overzoom warning appears below
the range.
NOTE: The GPSMAP 3205 is not compatible with Garmin
BlueChart g2 Vision mapping data.
Note: The scale value represents the distance from one end of the scale bar to
the other.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Map Page Options
The Map Page provides access to functions and features relating to the Map Page
(or Map function window) using the ADJ key and soft key options. The available
options are: Measure (Distance), Hide (Show) Detail, and Setup. As you add
optional hardware to the MFD or Garmin Marine Network, additional adjustment
menu choices may appear automatically
Pointer
coordinates
Distance
and
bearing
You can customize the Map Page to show other functions and different sizes or
types of Digital Data fields.
To
reference
point
Measuring Distance
Use the Measure (Distance) option to you to measure the distance and bearing
between two points.
From
reference
point
To measure the distance and bearing between two points:
1. Press the Measure soft key. An on-screen pointer appears on the map
display at your present location with a blue thumbtack symbol to show the
“From” reference point.
2. Using the ROCKER, move the pointer to the reference point (the point
from which you want to measure), and press ENTER. The blue thumbtack
symbol now appears at that point.
3. Move the pointer to the point that you want to measure to. The bearing
and distance from the reference point and pointer coordinates appear in
the upper-left corner of the Map Page.
4. Press QUIT to finish.
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Hiding and Showing Map Details
Use the Hide Detail (Show Detail) soft key to toggle between showing or hiding
Spot Soundings and Map Outlines for easier viewing.
Note: This setting only affects the currently selected map. If you have a
second map function shown, you can set one map to show detail and one map
to hide detail.
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To hide (show) map details:
1. Press the Show Detail soft key to show map details; press the Hide
Detail soft key to hide map details.
Spot soundings
(BlueChart data)
Changing Map Setup Features
Use the Setup (Map Setup) option to configure the map display preferences,
including map detail, map orientation, automatic zoom, and various map items
and points. When you select Map Setup, the Main Menu appears with the Map
tab selected. The setup options are arranged in a horizontal, easy-to-use sub tab
format, making it easier to organize and use the various settings. Changes made
from the Map Setup option affect all maps.
To change a Setup feature:
1. Press the Map Setup soft key. The Main Menu appears with the Map tab
highlighted.
Map Page with Detail Shown
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to highlight a sub tab, press up or down to highlight the setting you want to change, and press ENTER.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to select a different setting, and press
ENTER.
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Main Pages > Map Split Page and Compass Page
Map Split Page
Use the Map Split Page to view two pages at the same time. You can show
two different views of the Map Page, or to show a split view of the Map and
3D Highway pages. If you have a Garmin sonar module connected, you can set
up the Map Split Page to show the Map Page and Sonar Page; if you have Garmin
radar connected, you can view both the Map Page and the Radar Page.
To configure the Map Split Page:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Compass Page
The GPSMAP 3205 features two different navigation pages: Compass and
3D Highway. Whenever a NAV Go To, Follow Track, TracBack, or Follow Route
are activated, the Compass Page guides you to your destination with digital
readouts and a graphic compass display, which includes a Bearing Pointer.
Direction of travel (red line)
Compass ring
Data fields
Bearing pointer
Press PAGE until the Map Split Page is shown.
Press and hold the DATA/CNFG key to open the Functions window.
Select the pages and options you want to show on the Map Split Page.
Press QUIT to close the Function window and return to the Map Split
Page.
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When you are moving, the orange Bearing Pointer points toward your destination,
while the Compass Ring reflects the direction you are traveling with a red vertical
line at the top of the Compass Ring. When you are headed directly toward your
destination, the Bearing Pointer points toward the top of the display, aligned
with the red vertical line displayed at the top of the Compass Ring. If you are not
heading toward your destination, the Bearing Pointer turns, continuing to point
toward your destination. To head toward your destination, turn until the Bearing
Pointer is aligned with the red vertical line in the Compass Ring.
Along the right side of the screen are the default data fields; the top field is speed.
Also shown are the distance to your waypoint (DIST NEXT) and estimated time
en route (ETE NEXT). Distance and time decrease as you near a destination.
The Bearing Pointer or Compass Ring may point in various directions when you
are stationary or at low speeds. When you are moving, the pointer is correct.
You can customize this page to show different functions and types of Data fields.
3D Highway Page
The 3D Highway Page provides 3-D graphic guidance to a destination waypoint,
placing emphasis on the straight course, and distance and direction you are off
course. The middle of the screen provides visual guidance to your waypoint on a
graphic highway. Your location is at the bottom-center of the 3D Highway Page.
Three-dimensional cartography provides situational awareness while navigating.
The line down the middle of the highway represents your course.
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Route waypoints
Data fields
Current
nav point
Desired
track line
Current
location
The highway perspective moves to indicate your progress to the waypoint and
which direction you should steer to stay on course. If navigating a route, the
3D Highway Page shows each route waypoint connected by a magenta “road” ,
which represents your course. As you navigate toward a waypoint, the highway
moves—indicating the direction you are off course. To stay on course, steer
toward the center of the highway. You can also view Routes details, nearby
waypoints not in the active route, Track Log points, and Saved Tracks.
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Main Pages > 3D Highway Page
To view the map on the 3D Highway Page:
Press the Show Map soft key to show the map cartography on the 3D
Highway Page. Press Hide Map to return to the highway view.
3D Highway Page Options
The 3D Highway Page provides access to functions and features relating to the
3D Highway Page (or Highway function window) using the ADJ key and soft key
options.
The available ADJ soft key options are Route Details, Edit Active Route, and
Setup. As you add optional hardware to your GPSMAP 3006C/3010C or Garmin
Marine Network, adjustment menu choices may appear automatically. You can
also customize the 3D Highway Page to show other functions and different sizes
or types of Digital Data fields.
3D Highway Page with the Map Shown
Changing the Highway Perspective Range
To change the highway perspective range:
Press the RANGE Up key to zoom out, or press the RANGE Down key to
zoom in.
• Active Route Details (Route Details)—shows details such as distance,
course, and other useful information for each waypoint of the active route.
• Edit Active Route (Edit Route)—allows you to review and modify the
Active Route from either a list of the route points or on a map.
• Setup—allows you to select what waypoints and tracks are shown on the
3D Highway Page. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to select or clear
options. The following options are available:
• Active Route Waypoints—shows all active route waypoints.
• User Waypoints—shows only nearby waypoints.
• Track Log—shows the current active track log.
• Saved Tracks—shows any saved track logs.
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Main Menu > GPS Tab
Main Menu
The Main Menu provides access to various waypoint, system, navigation and
interface management, and setup menus in an easy-to-use tab format. The Main
Menu is accessible from any page by pressing and holding ADJ/MENU. As
you add optional hardware to the GPSMAP 3205 or Garmin Marine Network,
additional Main Menu tabs or sub tabs may appear automatically. For specific
instructions on additional adjustments and features, refer to the specific section
(or manual) for that hardware device.
GPS Tab
The GPS tab provides a visual reference of satellite acquisition, receiver status,
and accuracy. The sky view and signal strength bars give you an indication
of what satellites are visible to the receiver and whether or not they are being
tracked.
Receiver status
Sky view
Signal strength bars
Accuracy
Sub tabs
Main Menu
tabs
Main Menu
To select a tab from the Main Menu:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the tab you want to view.
(The highlight wraps around when you reach the top or bottom of the
list.) The information for the highlighted tab automatically appears to the
right. If you want to highlight any of the sub tabs, press left or right on the
ROCKER, and then press up or down to select individual fields.
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Main Menu > Tide Tab
Tide Tab
Use the Tide tab to view tide and current information. The Tide tab contains two
sub tabs: Tide and Current.
in 1-hour increments. A solid, vertical line (with the local time at the top) indicates
the tide height corresponding to the time shown in the local time box.
Max. level
High tide
curve
Time bar Local time
Current tide
height bar
Current
tide
height
Min. level
Tide Sub Tab
The Tide sub tab contains a graphical chart that shows Tide Station information
in a 24-hour span starting at midnight. You can choose from different dates and
more than 3,000 Tide Stations around the US coastline, Alaska, Hawaii, western
Canada, and several of the Caribbean islands. The top of the Tide sub tab shows
the Tide Station and the date. The bottom of the Tide sub tab shows the distance
and bearing from your location.
The bottom of the Tide chart shows a 24-hour block of local time for your
location. Daylight (yellow bar) and nighttime (blue bar) at the Tide Station are
shown across the time scale, with the time progressing from left to right (sunrise
and sunset information might not be available for some Tide Stations). The solid,
light vertical lines are in 4-hour increments, and the light, dotted vertical lines are
Event times
Day
Low tide curve
Night
The Tide curve is shown as a shaded area, where higher tides are taller (blue) and
lower tides are shorter (red). The solid, horizontal line indicates the tide height.
The figure to the left of the line shows the present tide level. The Mean Lower
Low Water (MLLW) appears as a solid, horizontal line near the bottom of the chart
(this line appears only if the tide height range is zero or below). The numbers on
the top and bottom of the left side indicate the maximum and minimum levels. The
four data fields below the chart indicate event times and levels at which the tide
changes starting in the upper-left field, going downward, then to the upper-right,
and down again. When comparing with other tide tables, verify the depth unit
value is the same for both sources. The bottom of the chart shows the amount of
time (in hours and minutes) until the next low tide and high tide.
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Main Menu > Tide Tab
To select the Tide Station nearest to your location:
1. Highlight the For field, and press ENTER to open the Find Tides Page.
2. Highlight Current Position, and press ENTER to open the Find Near
Current Position Page.
3. Select a Tide Station from the list, and press ENTER. As you move the
highlight over each Tide Station in the list, the station is highlighted on
the map window. The distance and bearing from your location to the
highlighted Tide Station are shown at the bottom of the list.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to move the map pointer to a map
location, and press ENTER. The Find Near Other Position Page shows a
list of Tide Stations near the selected map location.
4. Select a Tide Station, and press ENTER. If the “None Found” message
appears, repeat steps 1–3 until you find a Tide Station.
Viewing Tide Information
You can change the date to see tide charts for other days, or move the time bar in
approximately five minute increments to show tide heights at various times.
To change the date of the tide chart:
1. Using the ROCKER, highlight the On field, and press ENTER.
2. Enter a date, and press ENTER. The tide chart is updated to show tide
information for the selected date.
3. Press the Current Date soft key to return.
To view tide heights at various times on the tide chart:
1. Highlight the tide chart.
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to change the time and day. The day
changes as you move past the edge of the tide chart.
Tide Stations Near Your Location
If you are not within this range, the message “None Found” appears. Use the Map
Position option to select a location closer to a Tide Station.
To select a Tide Station from a map location:
1. Highlight the For field, and press ENTER to open the Find Tides Page.
2. Highlight Map Position, and press ENTER to open the Select Position
Page.
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Main Menu > Tide Tab
Current Sub Tab
The Current sub tab contains graphical charts showing information for currents
in a 24-hour span starting at midnight. You can choose from different dates and
more than 3,000 Current Stations around the US coastline, Alaska, Hawaii,
western Canada, and several of the Caribbean islands. The top of the Current
sub tab shows the Current Station and the date. The bottom of the tab shows the
distance and bearing from your location.
The bottom of each chart shows a 24-hour block of local time for your location.
Day (yellow bar) and night (blue bar) at the Current Station appear across the
time scale, with the time progressing from left to right (sunrise and sunset
information may not be available for some stations). The solid, light vertical
lines are in 4-hour increments, and the light, dotted vertical lines are in 1-hour
increments. A solid, vertical line (with the local time at the top) indicates the
strength of the current that corresponds to the time shown in the local time box.
To select the Current Station nearest to your location:
1. Highlight the For field, and press ENTER to open the Find Currents Page.
2. Highlight Current Position, and press ENTER to open the Find Near
Current Position Page.
The Current sub tab contains two charts—one for speed and one for direction.
The top chart is the speed chart, which shows the speed of a given current at any
point during the day. The shaded area is blue (Flood Current) when the current is
heading toward shore; the shaded area is red (Ebb Current) when the current is
heading away from shore.
The bottom chart is the direction chart, which shows the direction of the current
at any given point during the day (based on the north reference, not true north.)
3. Select a Current Station from the list, and press ENTER. As you move
the highlight over each Current Station in the list, the station is highlighted
on the map window. The distance and bearing from your location to the
highlighted station are shown at the bottom of the list.
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Main Menu > Celestial Tab
To select a Current Station from a map location:
1. Highlight the For field, and press ENTER to open the Find Currents Page.
2. Highlight Map Position, and press ENTER to open the Select Position
Page.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to move the map pointer to a map
location, and press ENTER. The Find Near Other Position Page shows a
list of Current Stations near the selected map location.
4. Select a Current Station, and press ENTER. If the “None Found” message
appears, repeat steps 1–3 until you find a Current Station.
Viewing a Current Report
Press the Show Report soft key on the Current sub tab to view a detailed
report of all times and values for all the minimum and maximum current flows
throughout the day, including Flood, Slack, and Max Ebb times and strengths.
Celestial Tab
The Celestial tab shows celestial data for sun and moon rise and set, moon phase,
and the approximate sky view location of the sun and moon. The moon phase
shows the current visible portion of the moon as a light color. You can show this
data for your current location, a location from the map, or a Find item location.
Also, you can select a different date and time, or use the current date and time.
The timetables shown are based on your current time zone.
Sky view window
Sun
location
Location
Overhead (90°)
Date/Time
45°
20°
Sun/Moon
event times
Horizon (0°)
Moon
phase
The Celestial tab contains the following soft keys:
• North Up/Track Up—fixes the sky view window display to a north
heading or to the current track heading.
• Current Date—press to show Celestial information for today’s date.
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Main Menu > Trip Tab
To view celestial information for a different location:
1. On the Celestial tab, highlight the At field, and press ENTER. The Find
Celestial Information Page appears.
Trip Tab
The Trip tab shows data for Trip Odometer, Moving Average speed, Total
Average speed, Maximum Speed, Stopped Time, Moving Time, Total Time, and
Odometer.
Soft
keys
2. Make a selection and press ENTER repeatedly until the information for
that location appears on the Celestial tab.
To change the time or date:
1. On the Celestial tab, use the ROCKER to highlight the Days or Hours
button, and press ENTER. Press up or down on the ROCKER to change
the days or hours. Press QUIT to exit.
OR Highlight the On field, and press ENTER.
2. Enter a new date or time, and press ENTER.
3. To return to the current date and time, press the Current Date soft key.
Trip Tab
The Trip tab contains the following soft keys:
•
•
•
•
Clear Trip—clears all trip data.
Clear Max Spd—resets the value in the Maximum Speed field to 0.00.
Clear Odometer—resets the value in the Odometer field to 0.00.
Clear All—resets the values in all fields.
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Main Menu > Weather Tab and Points Tab
Weather Tab
The Weather tab shows current weather conditions, the forecast, sea surface
information, and a forecast map. The Weather tab also contains a Setup sub tab
that you can use to customize preset weather options.
The Weather tab appears only if you have the Weather check box selected on
the Main Menu—System tab. See the “XM WX Weather” section beginning on
page 81 for more information.
Points Tab
The Points tab contains two sub tabs, User and Proximity, which allow you to
manage a large number of waypoints quickly and efficiently. The sub tabs also
provide a continuously updated proximity waypoint alarm function that can be
used to define items, such as submerged hazards or shallow waters.
Note: You must have a GDL30/GDL 30A Marine Weather/Audio Satellite
Receiver installed and connected to your GPSMAP 3205, and a subscription to
XM WX Satellite Weather to use the XM Weather features.
Number of waypoints remaining
Number of used waypoints
User Sub Tab
The User sub tab on the Points tab displays a master list of all waypoints
currently stored in memory. From the User list, you can review, edit, rename, or
delete individual waypoints, or delete all user waypoints. The total number of
stored and available waypoints appears at the bottom of the User sub tab, with the
stored waypoints arranged in alphanumeric order.
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Main Menu > Routes Tab
Proximity Sub Tab
Use the Proximity sub tab on the Points tab to define an alarm circle around a
stored waypoint location. The alarm circle can help you avoid reefs, rocks, or
restricted waters. You can add proximity alarms to up to 10 waypoints, with a
maximum alarm radius of 99.99 nautical or statute miles or kilometers.
Routes Tab
The Routes tab contains a list of available routes. See the “Creating and Using
Routes” section beginning on page 24 for more information about creating routes.
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Main Menu > Tracks Tab
Tracks Tab
Use the Tracks tab to specify whether or not to record a track log, define how it
is recorded, or save track log data for future use. The Tracks tab also provides an
indicator of the memory used for the active track log and options to clear the track
memory. The Track tab is divided in two sub tabs: Active and Saved.
For more information setting up track options and saved tracks, see pages 20–21.
Active Sub Tab
The Active sub tab is for the active log (the log currently being recorded). The
active log stores up to approximately 10,000 track log points, based on the criteria
specified in the Track settings. It shows the amount of track memory used and
current settings.
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The following settings are available:
• Record Mode—allows you to select one of three track recording options:
•Off—No track log is recorded. If you select Off, you cannot use the
TracBack feature.
• Fill—a track log is recorded until the track memory is full.
•Wrap—a track log is continuously recorded, wrapping through the
available memory (replacing the oldest track data with new data).
• Color—allows you to specify a color used to show the active track log on
the Map and 3D Highway Pages.
• Interval—defines the frequency at which the track plot is recorded. Three
interval settings are available:
• Distance—records the track based on a user-defined distance between points.
• Time—records track plot based on a user-defined time interval.
•Resolution—records the track plot based on a user-defined variance
from your course over ground or changes in water depth/temp
(if equipped). The Resolution option is the default setting and is
recommended for the most efficient use of memory and TracBack
performance. The distance value (entered in the value field) is the
maximum error allowed from the true course before recording a track
point.
• Value—defines the distance or time used to record the track log.
The following soft keys are available:
• Save—saves the current active track log.
• Clear—clears the active track log currently stored in memory.
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Saved Sub Tab
The Saved sub tab shows a list of all saved track logs and allows TracBack
activation and a map display of saved track logs. You can save up to 15 track logs
in memory with up to 700 track log points in each saved log.
On the Saved sub tab, the following soft keys are available:
• Review Map—opens the Saved Track window so you can review the
selected track.
• Delete—deletes the highlighted saved track log from memory.
• Delete All—deletes all saved track logs from memory.
DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Tab
Use the DSC tab to control and set up DSC features on the GPSMAP 3205 unit.
DSC uses marine VHF radio and GPS technologies to transmit and receive
location information. DSC is used by mariners for two major operations—distress
calls and position reporting.
For more information about DSC and Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)
numbers, see page 99 in the “Appendix.”
When the Garmin GPSMAP 3205 is connected to a VHF radio with DSC support,
the GPSMAP 32005 displays a call list, log, and a directory available to store
incoming information received from another user’s DSC-capable VHF/GPS
combination. Basic wiring is required for the Garmin unit and VHF radio to
send and receive NMEA data from each other. See the GPSMAP 3205 & GPS 17
Installation Instructions for more information.
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Main Menu > DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Tab
Understanding DSC Distress Calls
With a Garmin DSC-capable chartplotter properly connected to a VHF radio
featuring DSC output, you can receive any DSC distress call within range. An alert
message appears and an alarm sounds (if enabled) when a distress call is received.
The alarm sounds only for a distress call; position reports do not sound the alarm.
Distress calls are broadcasted to all DSC users in radio range and appear with a
blue and white checkered icon on the DSC tab’s Call List and Log sub tabs.
You can enter a caller’s name, if it is known. The caller’s name replaces the
MMSI number as a reference, when entered.
Understanding Position Reports
To review a call or log entry:
1. From the DSC tab, highlight the Call List or Log sub tab.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER until the call you want to review is
highlighted.
3. Press ENTER.
Review DSC Waypoint
The Review DSC Waypoint Page operates similarly to the Distress Page and
Position Report Page. This page has the additional option to delete the displayed
call. On the DSC Review Waypoint Page, press the Delete soft key to delete the
entry, or press the Create Wpt soft key to create a waypoint.
The position report operates similarly to the distress call. This type of contact is
like a phone call; no emergency alarms are set off and the call is specific to the
receiver. Position reports are not broadcasted to all DSC users and appear with a
gold boat icon.
Call List Sub Tab
The Call List sub tab shows the 100 most recent calls, even if the unit is left
unattended. You can select any entry from the Call List to show an Entry Review.
Log Sub Tab
When DSC calls are received, they are automatically stored in the log, with
the latest call at the top. The unit can store up to 100 calls; after 100 calls are
received, the oldest is removed when a new call is received.
The Call List and Log sub tabs both show the call Type, Date/Time, Position, and
MMSI/Name. Pressing the Sort By (Call) Type, Sort By Time, Sort By Name,
Delete (only after highlighting a particular call), and Delete All soft keys allows
you to sort and delete calls.
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DSC Directory
The DSC Directory acts like a phone book and can save up to 100 contacts. The
directory lists all contacts by name and MMSI number. Press ADJ from this page
to delete a highlighted entry or delete all entries.
To add a new directory item:
1. Press the New Item soft key. The Directory Item Review window allows
you to enter information of a known contact.
2. Highlight the MMSI, Name, or Comment field, and press ENTER.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to enter information, and press ENTER.
Setting Up DSC
Use the DSC Setup sub tab to turn DSC on and off. If you have more than one
chartplotter and you only want DSC to show on one chartplotter, turn off DSC on
all but one unit.
You can use the Setup sub tab to simulate distress calls or position reports on this
page while the unit is in Simulator Mode (page 6). Press either the Sim Dstrs
Call or Sim Posn Rpt soft key to simulate a Distress Call or a Position Report.
This is helpful practice before connecting to the real system. The Distress Call
simulator also helps to determine whether alarms are working properly.
4. Press the OK soft key to save the entry.
After creating a New Directory Item entry, the name created is attached to that
particular MMSI number. If you return to the log, the new name appears under
the corresponding MMSI number.
Another way to enter a name is from the Entry Review Page or the DSC Distress
Call or DSC Position Report pages. The Name field is only available in the GPS.
Names cannot be sent like the MMSI numbers to other DSC users.
DSC Setup (Simulator Mode Shown)
Using the NAV Key
The receiver of a distress call or position report can quickly navigate to the
caller using the NAV key. When the call is logged, press NAV, and select Go To
<MMSI number> or Go To <Name>.
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Main Menu > Card Tab
Card Tab
Use the Card tab to transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks to and from a data card.
When data is saved to a data card, it can be exchanged with other compatible
units and Garmin’s MapSource software program.
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To transfer data to or from a data card:
1. Insert the data card. If there is already user data on the card, highlight
Manage User Card, and press ENTER. The Main Menu appears with the
Card tab selected.
2. Select the check box next to each type of item you want to transfer (user
waypoints, proximity waypoints, routes, or tracks).
3. Press the To Card soft key to save the selected items to the data card.
4. If transferring data from the card to the GPSMAP 3205, press the Merge
From Card soft key to combine the selected items with existing GPS data.
OR
Highlight Replace From Card, and press ENTER to overwrite all selected
items on your GPS.
5. A “Transfer Complete” message appears after the data is transferred.
Press QUIT.
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Main Menu > Messages Tab
Messages Tab
The Messages tab shows a list of messages generated by the GPSMAP 3205.
Use the ROCKER to scroll through the messages. The date and time when each
message occurred is shown at the bottom of the tab.
To view detailed information:
Highlight a message, and press ENTER. A window opens showing
detailed information for the selected message.
Viewing Detailed Message Information
You can view detailed information about the message, such as date, time,
position, speed, course, and heading.
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Main Menu > Alarms Tab
Alarms Tab
Use the Alarms tab to define alarm settings. The Alarms tab is divided into three
sub tabs: System, Nav, and Sonar.
System Alarms
Use the System sub tab to set alarms for the system clock, batteries, and GPS
accuracy.
Alarm messages appear in red across the status bar or changes the appearance of
a data field if that field shows alarm-related data (for example, depth or voltage).
Press QUIT to acknowledge an alarm message. The status bar and data field
remain red while the alarm condition persists.
The System sub tab contains the following alarms:
• Clock—provides an alarm for the system clock. Enter a time in the time
field and turn the alarm on and off from the control field menu. Remember
to enter alarm times in the same time format (UTC or local) you are using
for your system. The unit must be on for the clock alarm to work.
• Battery­—sets an alarm to sound when the battery reaches a userdetermined low voltage.
• GPS Accuracy—sets an alarm to sound when the GPS location accuracy
falls outside the user-determined value.
To set an alarm:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Use the ROCKER to highlight the System, Nav, or Sonar sub tab.
Highlight the field next to the alarm name you want set, and press ENTER.
Change the mode to the setting you want, and press ENTER.
Repeat steps 1–3 to set additional alarms, and then press ENTER when
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Nav (Navigation) Alarms
Use the Nav sub tab to set navigational alarms including anchor drag, arrival, and off course.
The Nav sub tab contains the following alarms:
• Anchor Drag—sets an alarm to sound when a specified drift distance is
exceeded. Enter a value in the distance field, and use the control field to
turn the alarm on and off.
• Arrival—sets an alarm to sound when a specified distance or time away
from a destination waypoint is exceeded. Enter a distance, radius, or time
for sounding the alarm, and use the control field to set the alarm to Off,
Dist (distance), or Time.
• Off Course—sets an alarm to sound when you are off course by a specific
distance. Enter a distance in the distance field, and use the control field to
turn the alarm on and off.
The Sonar sub tab contains the following alarms:
• Shallow Water/Deep Water—sets an alarm to sound when you enter
an area of specified depth that is too shallow or too deep. You must be
receiving sonar data for this function to work.
• Water Temperature—sets an alarm to sound when the transducer reports
a temperature either above, below, inside, or outside the specified values.
• Fish —sets an alarm to sound when the unit detects a fish of the specified
symbols.
*You must be receiving NMEA sonar data or using a GSD 21 or GSD 22 for the sonar alarms
to function.
Weather Alarms
Use the Weather sub tab to set weather alarms, including marine, tornado, severe
storm, flood, and flash flood warnings.**
Sonar Alarms
Use the Sonar sub tab to set sonar alarms including shallow or deep water,
water temperature, and fish.*
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**You must have a GDL 30/30A Satellite Weather Receiver connected to your
GPSMAP 3205 for weather alarms to function.
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Main Menu > System Tab
System Tab
The System tab consists of five sub tabs—General, Units, Time, Comm, and
Update.
General Sub Tab
Use the General sub tab to control system settings for system mode, speed filter,
automatic backlight, beeper, language, simulator controls, restore factory default
settings, and to view the software version.
The following settings and options are available:
• System Mode—select from Normal (normal navigation) or Simulator (for
practice only). For more information about Simulator Mode, see “Simulator
Mode” on page 6.
• Speed Filter—averages speed readings. Select from Off, Auto
(automatically controls filtering), or On (allows you to enter a value from
1 to 255 seconds).
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• Automatic Backlight—automatically adjusts the display brightness to a
specified level at sunrise and sunset. You can specify offset minutes for
before sunrise and after sunset.
• Beeper—controls the audible beep. Select from Off, Alarms Only (sounds
for alarms/messages), or Key and Alarm (sounds for key presses and
alarms/messages).
• Language—sets the language for the unit’s on-screen text.
• Services—after a new device is detected on the network, clearing the
Auto-Detect Services check box speeds up the startup sequence. If the
Auto-Detect Services check box is not selected and new hardware is
added, you must select the corresponding service check box to enable the
new hardware device.
The following soft keys are available:
• Factory Dflts—restores all settings to Garmin’s original setup values for
all devices on the network.
• System Info—shows the unit’s software, basemap version, and electronic
serial number.
• Update Notes—shows software notes for the current software version.
To adjust the automatic backlight settings:
1. Highlight the Automatic Backlight field, and press ENTER.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight On, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER to open the Adjust Backlight
window.
4. To adjust the backlight levels For Day and For Night, highlight the
corresponding slider, and press ENTER.
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Sliders
5. Press up or down on the ROCKER to increase or decrease the backlight
level, and press ENTER.
6. To adjust the offset minutes, select the minutes field, and press ENTER.
7. Enter the offset minutes for Before Sunrise or After Sunset. If zero, the
unit automatically changes to the specified level at sunrise/sunset. Press
QUIT to exit.
Units Sub Tab
Use the Units sub tab to define settings for Position Format, Depth, Map Datum,
Temperature, Distance, Speed, and Elevation, Pressure, and Heading.
Warning: The Units sub tab settings affect how navigation information
appears on the GPSMAP 3205. If you are using a map or chart with your GPS,
make sure the settings on the Units sub tab match that of the map or chart. This
information should be shown somewhere on the map or chart. If not, contact
the map or chart maker to determine what position format, datum, heading, and
units of measure are used for the map or chart.
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The following settings are available:
• Position Format—used to change the coordinate system in which a given
location reading appears. Only change the position format if you are using
a map or chart that specifies a different position format or you want to use a
format you are familiar with. The default format is latitude and longitude in
degrees, minutes, and thousandths of a minute (hddd°mm.mmm’).
• Depth—select the units of measure for depth in Feet (ft), Fathoms (fa),
or Meters (m). You must be receiving NMEA Sonar depth data or using a
Garmin Sonar Module for the depth to appear.
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• Map Datum—manually select the datum reference used to determine
a given location. The default setting is WGS 84. The unit automatically
selects the best datum depending on your chosen position format. Datums
are used to describe geographic locations for surveying, mapping, and
navigation and are not actual maps built in the unit. Although more than
100 datums are available, you should change the datum only if you are
using a map or chart that specifies a different datum.
WARNING: Selecting the wrong map datum can result in substantial
position errors. When in doubt, use the default WGS 84 datum for best overall
performance.
• Temperature—sets the units of measure for temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
or Celsius (°C). You must be receiving NMEA Sonar temperature data or
using a Garmin Sonar Module for the Temperature to appear.
• Distance, Speed, and Elevation—sets the units of measure for distance,
speed and elevation readouts in Nautical (nm, kt, ft), Nautical (nm, kt, m),
Statute (mi, mh, ft), or Metric (km, kh, m) terms.
• Pressure—sets the units of measure you want to use for weather readouts
in Inches Mercury (in), Millibars (mb), or Hectopascals (hPa). You must be
using a Garmin weather product for this data to appear.
• Heading—sets the reference used in calculating heading information. You
can select from Auto Mag Var, True, Grid, and User Mag Var. Auto
Mag Var provides magnetic north heading references that are automatically
determined from your present location. True provides headings based
on a true north reference. Grid provides headings based on a grid north
reference. User Mag Var allows you to specify the magnetic variation at
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your present location and provides magnetic north heading references
based on the variation you enter.
WARNING: If you select User Mag Var, you must periodically update the
magnetic variation as your location changes. When using this setting, the
GPSMAP 3205 unit does not automatically calculate and update the magnetic
variation at your present location. Failure to update this setting can result in
substantial differences between the information displayed on your unit and
external references, such as a magnetic compass.
To enter a user-defined magnetic variation:
1. With the Heading field set to User Mag Var, highlight the heading
reference field (immediately to the right), and press ENTER.
2. Enter the magnetic variation at your current location, and press ENTER.
Time Sub Tab
Use the Time sub tab to adjust the time format, enter a time zone, and adjust for
daylight saving time to show the correct local time.
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The following options are available:
• Time Format—select 12 Hour, 24 Hour (military), or UTC (also called
Greenwich Time) time format.
• Time Zone—select your time zone to show correct local time or enter a
UTC Offset (how many hours you are ahead or behind the time line).
• Daylight Saving Time—select Auto, On, or Off to adjust for daylight
saving time.
Comm (Communications) Sub Tab
The Comm sub tab controls the input/output format used when connecting your
GPSMAP 3205 to external NMEA devices or a personal computer. The unit
supports two input/output ports.
Note: See the GPSMAP 3205 & GPS17 Installation Instructions for more
information on wiring and NMEA information.
Port 1
• Garmin Data Transfer—the proprietary format used to upload or
download MapSource data, exchange waypoint, route, track, and proximity
data with a computer or another Garmin unit. When you select Garmin
Data Transfer, you can choose from nine Garmin Data Transfer Modes.
• NMEA In/NMEA Out—supports the input or output of standard NMEA
0183 data, DSC, and sonar NMEA input support for the DPT, MTW, and
VHW sentences. You can also adjust the NMEA output.
• NMEA High Speed—supports the input or output of standard 0183 data
for most AIS receivers.
• Garmin Remote Sonar—used when connecting to an optional GSD 20/21
remote sonar unit.
• None—provides no interfacing capabilities.
Port 2
• NMEA In/NMEA Out—supports the input or output of standard NMEA
0183 data, DSC, and sonar NMEA input support for the DPT, MTW, and
VHW sentences. You can also adjust the NMEA output.
• NMEA High Speed—supports the input or output of standard 0183 data
for most AIS receivers.
• Garmin Remote Sonar—used when connecting to an optional GSD 20/21
remote sonar unit.
• None—provides no interfacing capabilities.
You can also adjust the NMEA output to enable or disable certain sentences and
adjust the number of Lat/Lon output precision digits. You must have one of the
ports set to NMEA In/NMEA Out to use this option. Settings affect both Port 1
and Port 2 NMEA outputs.
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Main Menu > System Tab
Network
You can select the method to upload or download user data on networked MFDs.
• Merge User Data—merges the user data for all MFDs on each MFD.
• Clone User Data—the user data from the MFD initiating the clone
replaces the user data on all other MFDs attached to the network.
NMEA Interface
If you are going to use the GPSMAP 3205 with a NMEA device (such as a
radio or autopilot), the unit needs to be set to input/output NMEA data. See the
GPSMAP 3205 & GPS 17 Installation Instructions for information on wiring and
NMEA data.
To activate the NMEA data:
1. Highlight the Port 1 or Port 2 field, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight NMEA In/NMEA Out, and press ENTER.
Advanced NMEA Output Setup
The GPSMAP 3205 NMEA data transmission can be customized to change the
precision of the Lat/Lon minutes, set up the waypoint IDs, and keep the output
rate at two seconds. If the unit is set up to output all of the available NMEA
sentences, the output rate may exceed two seconds.
Use the Advanced NMEA Setup Page to turn the GPS status (GSA, GSV),
Waypoint/Route (WPL, RTE), and the Garmin proprietary sentences on or off.
Check any other equipment’s owners manual to see what sentences are required
to be enabled for functionality.
Lat/Lon Minutes Precision allows you to adjust the number of digits to the right
of the decimal point for transmission of NMEA Output, either 2, 3, or 4 digits.
Use the Waypoint ID setting to choose to output the waypoint identifiers as
names or numbers.
When transferring data between two Garmin units, always set one to Host, and
use the other unit to send or request the data.
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To set up the Advanced NMEA Page:
1. Press the NMEA Setup soft key to open the Advanced NMEA Setup Page.
2. To change, enable, or disable NMEA output sentences, highlight the sentence, and
press ENTER to select or clear the check box. Only selected sentences are output.
Network Tab
The Network tab shows all devices connected to the GPSMAP 3205 and the
Garmin Marine Network, and the status of each. You can assign a name or
identifier to each device on your network.
Update Sub Tab
The Update sub tab shows the status of any software you are uploading to your unit.
To check the status of a device:
Use the ROCKER to highlight the device. The status of the network device
is shown in the Status window.
The Update sub tab contains the following soft keys:
• Update—updates software on your unit.
• Prepare Card—updates software for devices on the Garmin Marine Network.
When selected, information about your network installation is collected and
saved to a data card. Use the data card with Marine Updater on your personal
computer to download software updates for your system. Using Marine Updater,
you can put all of the software updates on a data card. When you put the data
card into the unit it will update the software for all devices on the network. Check
the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com) for future updates and announcements.
To assign a name to a device on the network
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the device, and then press ENTER to
highlight the Name field.
2. Use the ROCKER to enter a name for the device.
3. Press ENTER when finished.
NOTE: The GPSMAP 3205 connects to a GPSMAP 4000/5000 series but
cannot share cartography.
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Pages Tab
Use the Pages tab to change the page sequence, or add or remove pages.
To add a page to the page sequence:
1. Press the Add Page soft key.
2. Highlight the page you want to add in the Unused Pages list ,and press
ENTER. The page is added to the Pages list, and appears on the Pages
menu when you press the ADJ key. Press the Move Up or Move Down
soft key to change page sequence.
To remove a page from the page sequence:
1. Highlight the page in the Pages list.
2. Press the Remove Page soft key. The selected page is moved to the
Unused Pages list.
To restore page defaults:
Press the Restore Defaults soft key to restore the pages list to the default
setting.
To change the page sequence:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the page you want to move in the Pages
list.
2. Press the Move Up soft key to move the page up, or press the Move
Down soft key to move the page down in the list.
3. Repeat steps 1–2 to change the page sequence for additional pages.
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Map Tab
Use the Map tab to configure the map show to your preferences, including map
detail, map orientation, and automatic zoom. Changes made to the Map tab sub
tabs affect all maps.
Prefs Sub Tab
Use the Prefs sub tab to select map preferences.
The Prefs sub tab contains the following settings:
To change a Map Setup feature:
1. On a Map function window, press the Map Setup soft key to open the
Main Menu. The Map tab is highlighted.
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to highlight a sub tab; press up or down
on the ROCKER to highlight the setting you want to change, and press
ENTER.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to select the setting you want, and
press ENTER.
4. Press QUIT to exit.
The Map tab has six sub tabs—Prefs, Detail, Labels, Nav, AIS, and Source.
• Map Outlines—turns coverage boxes on or off for BlueChart/MapSource
data.
• Color Mode—selections are Day or Night mode. Day mode shows more
vibrant colors. BlueChart data can be used with either mode.
• Symbol Set—controls the navaid symbol set:
• NOAA—all maps are drawn using a symbol set similar to
NOAA/NIMA.
• International—all maps are drawn using a symbol set similar to the IALA symbol set.
•Light Sectors—controls the drawing line sectors on the map. Select Off,
Auto, or On.
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• Spot Soundings—turns on the depth spot sounding data. Select On,Warn
Depth, or Off.
• Warn Depth—shows the spot sounding below the set value in red. This
field is available only when Warn Depth is selected in the Spot Soundings
field.
• Orientation—sets the orientation of the map display:
• North Up—fixes the top of the map display to a north heading.
• Track Up—fixes the top of the map display to the current track heading. Set to All Ranges for constant Track Up. The numeric value is the map range at which the unit switches to North Up when zooming out.
• Course Up—fixes the map so the direction of navigation is always up and turns the course line vertical on the screen.
• Defaults—restores map settings to factory defaults for all tabs. Press the
Defaults soft key to restore original settings.
Detail Sub Tab
Use the Detail sub tab to control the amount of detail for charts, waypoints, active
routes, Tide Stations, services, saved tracks, and track logs shown on the Map
Page.
The Details sub tab contains the following options:
• Chart—controls how much map detail you see and which charts the unit
chooses to use for a particular zoom range. Select Most, More, Normal,
Less, or Least.
• Chart, Waypoints, Active Route, Tide Stations, Services, Lat/Lon
Grid—sets the maximum scale at which the feature should appear onscreen. Select Off, All Ranges, Auto, or <30 ft to <800 nm.
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Main Menu > Map Tab
Labels Sub Tab
Use the Labels sub tab to select the screen size of the text for a given map item.
Nav Sub Tab
Use the Nav sub tab to indicate whether certain navigational features are shown
or hidden on the Map Page and the scale at which they appear.
The Labels sub tab contains the following options:
• Chart, Waypoints, Active Route, Tide Stations, Services, Spot
Soundings, Lat/Lon Grid—controls the screen size of the text for a given
map item. Select None, Small, Medium, or Large.
The Nav sub tab contains the following options:
• AutoZoom—toggles the automatic zoom on or off. When On, the map
automatically adjusts the map to a lower range as you approach your
destination point.
• Accuracy Circle—toggles the circle on or off. The circle represents the
approximate accuracy of the GPS position based on EPE (Estimated
Position Error) and map data quality. Your location is within the circle.
• Bearing Line—sets the maximum scale at which the feature appears on the
screen and toggles the red/yellow line that continually points to the current
navigation point. Select Off, All Ranges, Auto, or <30 ft to <800 nm.
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Main Menu > Map Tab
• Course Line—sets the maximum zoom scale at which the course line
appears on-screen. Select Auto, Off, or <120 ft to <800 nm.
•Heading Line—draws an extension from the end of the boat icon in the
direction of travel. For Distance, enter the numeric distance value to which
you want the line to extend. For Time, enter the numeric time value for
which you want the line to extend. The Time line length automatically
adjusts as your speed changes.
AIS Sub Tab
AIS (Automatic Identification System) provides area traffic situational awareness.
AIS provides ship IDs, position, course, and speed for ships equipped with a
transponder within range.
The AIS sub tab contains the following options:
• AIS Vessels—sets the maximum zoom scale at which AIS vessels appear
on-screen. Select Off, Auto, All Ranges, or <30 ft to <800 nm.
• Heading Line—draws an extension from the end of the boat icon in the
direction of travel. For Time, enter the numeric time value for which you
want the line to extend. The Time line length automatically adjusts as your
speed changes.
Source Sub Tab
Use the Source sub tab to turn basemaps and card maps on or off.
Note: You must set your chartplotter communication to NMEA In/NMEA
Out with a baud rate of 38,400 to receive AIS information.
The Source sub tab contains the following options:
• Basemap—turns the built-in basemap on or off.
• Card Maps—turns all optional BlueChart g2 or MapSource data loaded on
the data card on or off.
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Use the Advanced soft key to show a list of the optional BlueChart or
MapSource data loaded on the data card. Each map family (or type) is described
by name and can be cleared if you do not want to show the data on the Map Page.
To show the Advanced Map Card Setup:
1. Press the Advanced soft key to open the Advanced Map Card Setup
window.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight a map family in the Map Family Name list.
3. Press the Off soft key to select or clear the map family, or press the On
soft key to show the map family. The map appears on the Map Page when
a check mark appears in the box adjacent to the map.
OR
Press the Show All soft key to show all map families. Press the Show
None soft key to clear all check boxes.
4 To view the notes or chart information for that map area, highlight the map
name, and press ENTER.
5. Press the Chart Info soft key to view chart information. Press the Notes
soft key to view chart notes.
6. To scroll through the notes, highlight the Notes fields, press ENTER, and
use the ROCKER to scroll up, down, left, and right.
7. Press QUIT to exit.
Sonar Tab
The Sonar tab contains setup options for the Sonar Page. The Sonar Page appears
only if you have the Sonar check box selected on the Main Menu—System tab.
See the “Using Sonar” section on page 72 for more information.
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Main Menu > Highway Tab and XM Tab
Highway Tab
Use the Highway tab to select whether waypoints and tracks are shown on the 3D
Highway Page. Use the ROCKER and the ENTER key to select or clear options.
XM Tab
The XM tab is where you can view and select XM Radio channels, add or delete
favorites, and obtain radio ID and XM WX Weather service level information.
The XM tab contains two sub tabs: Audio and Information. The XM tab appears
only if the Weather or XM Audio check box is selected on the Main Menu—
System tab and you have a GDL30/30A connected to your GPSMAP 3205.
NOTE: You must have a GDL30A connected to your GPSMAP 3205 and your
stereo receiver and a subscription to XM Radio to use the XM Radio feature.
For more information, see the GDL 30/30A Owner’s Manual.
Audio Sub Tab
Use the Audio sub tab to view and select XM Radio channels, add a channel to
or remove a channel from the Favorites category, scan channels, and turn audio
output on or off. The Audio sub tab appears only if the XM Audio check box is
selected on the Main Menu—System tab.
Channel number Channel name
The Highway tab contains the following options:
•
•
•
•
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Active Route Waypoints—show all active route waypoints.
User Waypoints—show only nearby waypoints.
Track Log—show current active track log.
Saved Tracks—show any saved track logs.
Category
Artist
Song title
Favorites
list
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Main Menu > XM Tab
To select an XM Radio channel:
1. Highlight the song area, and press ENTER.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to select a channel, and press ENTER.
Using Favorites
You can create a customized list of your favorite XM Radio channels.
To add a channel to Favorites:
Select a channel, and then press the Add Favorite soft key. The channel
appears in the list of favorites.
To delete a channel from Favorites:
To turn audio on or off:
1. On the Audio sub tab, highlight the Audio Output field, and press
ENTER.
2. Highlight Off to turn off the audio output, or highlight On to resume audio
output, and press ENTER.
Information Sub Tab
Use the Information sub tab to view the radio identification number for weather
and audio, XM WX Weather subscription information, and a list of weather
features available to you based on your subscription plan. The Audio sub tab
appears.
1. In the Favorites list, select the channel to delete, and then press the
Delete soft key to delete the selected channel from your Favorites list, or
press the Delete All soft key to delete all channels from your Favorites list.
A confirmation message appears.
2. Highlight OK, and press ENTER again to confirm.
To scan XM Radio channels:
1. On the Audio sub tab, highlight the Scan field, and press ENTER.
2. Select All channels to scan all channels.
OR
Select Category to scan only channels in the selected category.
OR
Select Favorites to scan only channels in your favorites list.
3. Press the Start Scanning soft key. Each channel plays for five seconds
and then advances to the next channel.
4. Press ENTER to stop scanning.
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Using Sonar > Understanding Sonar
Using Sonar
This section covers the additional options for the GPSMAP 3205 when used with
a GSD 21 or GSD 22 Sounder Module. Read the installation instructions included
with your Garmin Sounder Module to proprerly install the Garmin Sounder
Module.
NOTE: You must have a GSD 20, GSD 21, or GSD 22 Sounder Module
installed and connected to your GPSMAP 3205 to use the sonar features.
This section provides a general overview of sonar and the things you need to
know to help you use the sonar functionality of your GPSMAP 3205.
frequencies to get the information that you want. If you choose dual frequency,
the transducer alternates between the 50 kHz and 200 kHz signals. This capability
allows you to see the best picture available at any depth.
Using Dual Beam
Dual beam works best for shallow water (for example, inland) applications.
A dual beam transducer can transmit a narrow or a wide beam. The water area
covered by the transmitted sound waves is determined by the beam width of the
transducer and the water depth. The narrow beam provides crisp detail of what is
under your boat, and is very helpful if you are fishing in deeper water where the
beam covers more area (for example, at a 30-foot depth, the narrow beam covers
the area of about a 7-foot circle).
Understanding Sonar
The transducer mounted on your vessel sends sound waves down into the water
in a cone shape, similar to a flashlight beam (covering a smaller circular area at
the top and angling out to a larger circular area at the bottom). These sound waves
reflect off of any object that they hit, and then the waves travel back up to the
transducer. These objects could be fish, branches, the bottom, or any other object
that has density that is different from the water. The transducer receives the sound
wave information, and then sends the information to the GSD 20, GSD 21, or
GSD 22 Sounder Module and then to the GPSMAP 3205. The
GPSMAP 3205 displays the information on the screen for you to see and
interpret. The type of transducer and settings that you choose determine how the
information is displayed on the screen.
Narrow
Beam
Wide
Beam
Using Dual Frequency
Dual frequency works best for deep water (for example, off-shore) applications.
The 200 kHz frequency allows you access to great detail about what is underneath
your boat. The 50 kHz frequency provides less detailed information, but
penetrates to greater depths with the same power. You can choose either or both
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The wide beam is more helpful in shallow water, because it gives you a much
wider view of objects in the water, including areas beyond the sides of your boat.
At a 30-foot depth, the wide beam covers the area of approximately a 20-foot
circle.
At the top of the screen, you might see a grouping of intense colors. This area is
surface clutter, which can be caused by waves or any other sonar interference at
the surface of the water. Too much surface clutter can obscure your view of fish.
You can turn down the Gain setting to reduce this surface clutter.
Understanding the Sonar Display
Between the bottom and the surface clutter, you see fish in the previous
illustration. Here, the fish appear as arches. Actual fish returns might not always
appear as perfect arches, due to the speed, fish orientation, or other conditions.
You can turn on the Fish Symbols setting if you want to see on-screen fish in a
fish shape.
One of the first things to understand about sonar is that the transducer sends a
beam down to the bottom of the water, much like the beam of a flashlight. The
beam starts small near your vessel and expands as it gets to the bottom.
The Sonar Page does not show a three-dimensional representation of the
underwater environment. Instead, the display is in two dimensions, much like
if you took a picture of an aquarium. Only the depth of the item in the water
is shown. The Sonar display does not show you where an item is located
horizontally in the water, as shown in the following illustrations. The fish is not
directly above the tree in reality, but it can look like it is on the Sonar Page.
The strongest sonar returns appear on your screen as the most intense solid
color (depending on your selected color scheme; red is the default). The weakest
returns appear as the less intense, less solid colors (blue is the default).
The strength of the sonar return can also help you interpret the hardness of the
bottom of the water. The thicker the bottom line, the harder the bottom.
Hard Structure
Soft Structure
The bottom of the water is always going to be the strongest signal, and therefore
the most intense color. The bottom is the continuous, intensely-colored line
running across the bottom of the screen. The GPSMAP 3205 includes the latest
technology in interpreting bottom signals; it can see through fish, structures,
and thermoclines (shown in the weakest colors). Large schools of fish or dense
structures close to the bottom can affect water depth return readings.
NOTE: If the GPSMAP 3205 is unable to track the bottom for any reason, the
digits in the depth window flashes on and off to alert you that the unit is not
tracking the bottom.
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Using Sonar > Sonar Page
Sonar Page
The Sonar Page is where your GPSMAP 3205 becomes a powerful fishfinder/
flasher. If a GSD 21 or a GSD 22 Sounder Module is not attached, the Sonar
Page appears only when the GPSMAP 3205 is in Simulator Mode or if the Sonar
check box is selected on the System tab.
To view the Sonar Page:
Press Page repeatedly until the Sonar Page appears.
The sonar function window contains a right-to-left moving sonar image of the
water beneath your boat. Items appear as they pass under the transducer. The most
recent data is shown on the right side of the screen. The right side of the screen
contains a scale reflecting the depth of the area being shown. The top left corner
shows the depth, water temperature, and speed through water (if equipped with a
temperature or speed sensor).
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The sonar returns show as red (strongest), orange (strong), yellow (medium), green
(weaker), and blue (weakest). Use the Fish Symbols option to view the actual
sonar data, fish symbols, or a combination of both. Fish symbols appear as red.
When the unit is set to Dual Frequency, the appearance of the fish symbols
changes. Fish symbols from the center of the beam (200kHz) are solid (or narrow
arches), but the returns from the edges of the beam (50kHz) are hollow (or wide
arches).
You can set the sonar display to show a split screen view of a zoomed portion
of the sonar, split frequencies, bottom lock (display scaled from the bottom up)
or a combination of these options. For example, you can choose to show dual
frequency at a 2X zoom (Dual 2X) on one half and normal range dual frequency
(Dual) returns on the other half. The display mode appears at the bottom of each
sonar display.
Sonar Page with Split Screen
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Using Sonar > Sonar Page
Configuring the Sonar Page
You can customize the Sonar page to fit your navigational needs See “Configuring
Main Pages” on page 31 for more information.
Using the Sonar Adjustment Menu
Use the Sonar adjustment menu to access the settings and features most
commonly used on the Sonar Page.
To select an adjustment option from the Sonar Page:
1. Press ADJ to open the Sonar adjustment menu.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the option you want to
change, and press ENTER.
3. Use the soft keys to make adjustments.
4. To exit any of the adjustment options, press the Back soft key, or press
QUIT.
To change a Sonar adjustment menu setting:
1. Select an adjustment menu option using the method described previously.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to change the setting, range, or
percentage (Off, 1-100%).
3. Press ENTER to accept the change, or QUIT to close the Sonar
adjustment menu.
The Sonar adjustment menu contains the following options:
• Gain—controls the sensitivity of the sonar receiver. Auto (default) is the
recommended setting. It automatically sets the sonar sensitivity. You can
also set the gain manually. To see more detail on the screen, increase the
receiver sensitivity by selecting a higher gain. If there is too much detail or
if the screen is cluttered, lower the sensitivity (lower the gain) to increase
the clarity of the screen. If Frequency is set to Dual, you can set the Gain
separately for each frequency (50 kHz and 200 kHz).
• Color Gain—controls what colors are applied to the objects on the screen.
Auto (default) is the recommended setting. It automatically sets the
colors, based on your Auto Color Gain setting. You can also set the Color
Gain manually. If Frequency is set to Dual, you can set the Color Gain
separately for each frequency (50 kHz and 200 kHz).
• Whiteline—controls how the unit shows information about the bottom
type (hard or soft). With the Whiteline Off, the bottom return shows as red
and contains no information on bottom hardness. With Whiteline set at
Normal or 1-100%, the bottom return becomes white with a red line, in the
default color scheme, indicating where the water meets the bottom. To turn
the Whiteline Off, press the ROCKER down until the setting bar is all the
way at the bottom of the range and reads Off.
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• Frequency—only appears when using a dual frequency transducer. This
allows you to choose a sonar operation frequency. You can choose 200
kHz, 50 kHz, Dual Merged, and Dual Independent (to alternate between
the two frequencies).
• Ultrascroll™/Scroll—adjusts the rate at which the Sonar Pages scroll from
right to left. Ultrascroll™ (default) is used when you select a scroll rate
from 90% to 100%. Auto automatically adjusts the scroll rate according to
the boat’s speed.
• Depth Line—adds a horizontal depth line across the screen that is used to
measure the depth of underwater objects. The depth of the line appears on
the right side of the line. Press up or down on the ROCKER to control the
position of the line on the Sonar Page. To turn the Depth Line off, press the
ROCKER up until the setting bar is all the way at the top of the range and
reads Off.
Depth line
Zoom—sets a screen zoom scale. The following settings are available:
• Off—turns off the Zoom function.
• 2x Zoom––displays the 2x zoomed picture.
• 4x Zoom––displays the 4x zoomed picture.
• Btm (Bottom) Lock––displays the Bottom Lock (returns from the bottom up) picture. When using this setting, “BL” appears at the bottom of the screen.
• Zoom View—available when you select a Zoom scale other than Off. You
can use the Zoom View setting to change the viewing range of a zoomed
display. Auto follows the water bottom. If the display is Bottom Lock, the
Span setting adjusts how far off the bottom the unit shows data.
• Tools—controls the display of useful sonar tools. The following options are
available:
• A-scope—when you turn on A-scope, a vertical flasher bar appears on the far-right side of the screen. This flasher displays structure and bottom returns much the same as the Flasher Page. The horizontal width of the A-scope signal indicates the strength of the signal.
• Color Bar—shows a gradient scale of the current Color Gain setting .
• Temp Graph—appears only if you have a temperature-capable transducer. This setting toggles on or off the display of a temperature graph on the bottom of a Sonar Page, and it matches the scrolling data.
• Setup—opens the Sonar tab.
To adjust the range:
On the Sonar page, press the up RANGE key to decrease the range, or
press the down RANGE key to increase the range.
The unit can be set to automatically track the bottom (Auto) or set to a
user-specified depth range.
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Using Sonar > Sonar Tab
Using the Pointer on the Sonar Page
Sonar Tab
When using this feature, the Sonar Page pauses. The depth continues to update
while the display is paused, but the unit does not show any new sonar data until
the Sonar Page resumes scrolling. Discontinuity is possible from where the sonar
information stops and where it starts again.
Use the Sonar tab to set up the Sonar Page. The Sonar tab has three sub tabs:
General, Graph, and Water Temp.
You can show the pointer (arrow) to reference sonar items and mark underwater
waypoints. This makes it easier to find and use an object such as a stump as a
future fishing location.
When a GSD 21 or a GSD 22 is connected to the GPSMAP 3205, and either the
Auto-Detect Services or Sonar check box is selected on the System tab, the
Sonar tab appears on the Main Menu.
Marking an Underwater Waypoint
You can mark waypoints that are under the surface of the water.
To mark an underwater waypoint:
1. On the Sonar Page, use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the location
you want.
2. Press and release ENTER/MARK. The Review Waypoint Page appears
with the waypoint’s coordinates, default name, and pointer depth
automatically filled in.
3. To change the name, symbol, or depth, highlight the appropriate field, and
press ENTER. Make any changes, and press ENTER when finished.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER to return to the Sonar Page.
5. Press QUIT to resume scrolling.
To access and change a setting on the Sonar tab:
1. Press the Sonar Setup soft key to open the Main Menu. The Sonar tab is
automatically selected.
2. Highlight the setting you want to change, and press ENTER.
3. Press QUIT to return to the Sonar Page.
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Using Sonar > Sonar Tab
General Sub Tab
Use the General sub tab to select the water type, depth number, automatic scroll
speed limit, scale, keel offset, and transducer type. The available General sub tab
options are:
• Auto Gain—controls the aggressiveness of the Auto Gain when the Gain
option is set to Auto. The higher the setting, the greater the number of
targets appear on the screen. The lower the setting, the less clutter on the
screen. The settings are Low, Medium (default), and High.
• Auto Color Gain—controls what colors are applied to the objects on the
screen when the Color Gain option is set to Auto. Color DCG™ is based
on depth and makes it easier to spot subtle changes in bottom conditions
or fish sizes. DynaColor™ (default) represents the latest in sonar data
presentation and is recommended for all applications. The presentation is
based on bottom strength. It makes the bottom and the fish easier to see and
requires fewer adjustments.
• Automatic Scroll Speed Limit—automatically adjusts the Scroll rate with
the speed of your vessel. Entering your maximum cruising speed produces
a 100% scroll rate when you reach that speed. One half of that speed
produces a 50% scroll rate, and so on. The default is 30.0 kt.
• Keel Offset—allows you to offset the surface reading for the depth of a
keel. This makes it possible to measure depth from the bottom of your keel
instead of from a transducer’s location near the water line. Enter a positive
number to offset for a keel. You can also enter a negative number to
compensate for a large vessel that may draw several feet of water, requiring
the transducer to be submerged if you want to measure from the water line.
The Keel Offset is reflected in the depth reading.
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Transducer at surface
Enter (+) a positive
number to show depth
from bottom of keel.
Transducer at bottom of keel
Enter (-) a negative number to
show depth from surface.
• Transducer Type—allows you to specify what type of transducer you are
using, either Dual Beam or Dual Frequency.
• Calibrate Water Speed—this is available only if you are using a speedcapable transducer/sensor. Calibration is required to ensure that the Water
Speed shown on your unit is accurate. The unit automatically uses the GPS
ground speed, if it is available, for comparison on the calibration. If a GPS
ground speed is not available, use either your boat’s speedometer reading
(not always accurate) or a stopwatch to determine your speed over a certain
distance (distance / time = speed). It is recommended that the calibration
take place in water having little or no current.
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To calibrate the water speed:
1. On the Sonar tab, press the Cal Water Spd soft key.
2. Bring the boat to a cruising speed. Both the top ground and uncalibrated
water speeds are shown at the bottom of the calibration window. Note your
top speed, stop the boat, and press ENTER.
3. By default, the top ground speed automatically appears in the “What
was your top water speed?” field. If a ground speed is not available,
the top uncalibrated water speed is used instead. If the new speed is
correct, highlight OK, and press ENTER. If you want to manually enter
a calibration, press ENTER on the speed field, enter a new speed, and
press ENTER.
Graph Sub Tab
Use the Graph sub tab to select the color scheme, fish symbols, and scale.
The available Graph sub tab options are:
• Color Scheme—sets the colors for the Sonar and Flasher Pages.
• Fish Symbols—sets how the Sonar Page interprets suspended targets
and background information. If you select a fish symbol, the
GPSMAP 3205 identifies some returns for you by replacing
them with fish symbols (in large, medium, and small sizes based on the
size of the sonar return). If you are using dual beam, fish symbols from the
narrow beam (directly underneath your boat) are solid, and the returns from
the wide beam (out to the sides of your boat) are hollow.
The Sonar Page does not interpret the sonar return data.
Suspended targets appear as symbols. No background
information appears.
Same as previous with the target depth shown.
Suspended targets appear as symbols. Background information
appears, making the distinction between fish and structure easier.
Same as previous with target depth shown.
• Scale—controls the appearance of the depth scale shown vertically along
the right side of the graph. You can configure the depth scale to appear in
one of four different ways: as an Overlay, in the Corners, Basic, or No
Scale.
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Water Temp Sub Tab
The Water Temp sub tab enables you to control the temperature log (if your boat
is equipped with a temperature transducer/sensor). The graph reads from right to
left, so that the most recent temperature measured appears on the far-right side
of the log. The dotted lines within the graph indicate intervals in the temperature
scale and the duration of time.
The following settings are available:
• Log and Graph Scale—sets the temperature range (in degrees) for
displaying on the log and on the Sonar Pages. Select Auto to have the unit
automatically determine the best range, or select a Span of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10
degrees.
• Log Duration—sets how fast or slow the temperature log scrolls; the
shorter the time duration, the faster the temperature log scroll. Select a
duration from 1 Minute to 2.5 Hours. 10 Minutes is the default.
• Temperature Log—records the water temperature as you move through
the water, so that you can look for temperature changes over a period of
time.
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XM WX Weather > Customizing Preset Weather Displays
XM WX Weather
This section covers the additional XM WX Weather options for the
GPSMAP 3205 when used with the GDL 30/GDL 30A Marine
Weather/Audio Satellite Receiver. Read the GDL 30/GDL 30A Owner’s Manual
to properly install the GDL 30/GDL 30A.
Note: You must have a GDL30 Marine Weather Satellite Receiver installed
and connected to your GPSMAP 3205, and a subscription to XM WX Weather
to use the XM WX Weather features.
When a GDL 30/GDL 30A Marine Weather Satellite Receiver is connected to the
GPSMAP 3205, and either the Auto-Dectect Services or Weather check box is
selected on the System tab, weather options are shown on the Map Page.
Customizing Preset Weather Displays
When you turn on weather and sea surface features, they appear on the Map Page.
You can customize up to three weather presets. Default names are General, Sea
State, and Storms, but each weather preset name can be changed. On the Map
Page, press the Next Preset soft key, to view each weather preset.
The setup page for each weather preset contains three tabs—Precipitation,
Atmosphere, and Sea Surface.
• Precipitation—set ranges for NEXRAD/cloud tops, storm cells, lightning,
and hurricanes. Settings include Off, All Ranges, or from 30 ft to 800 nm.
• Atmosphere—set ranges for wind, pressure, visibility, fronts, and city
conditions. Settings include Off, All Ranges, or from 30 ft to 800 nm.
• Sea Surface—set ranges for temperature, wave height, wave period, and
wave direction. Settings include Off, All Ranges, or from 30 ft to 800 nm.
To access weather setup options from the Main Menu
1. Highlight the Weather tab, and then use the ROCKER to highlight the
Setup sub tab.
2. Highlight the on-screen button for the weather preset you want to
customize, and press ENTER.
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Preset
name
To access weather setup options from the Map Page:
1. On the Map Page, press the Wthr Options soft key. Additional weather
soft keys appear along the bottom of the page, and the name of the
selected weather preset appears in the lower-left corner.
2. Press the Next Preset soft key to select a different weather preset.
OR
Press the Weather Setup soft key. Setup information for the current
weather preset appears.
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To change the name of the preset:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the name of the preset, and press ENTER.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to change the name, and press
ENTER when finished. The preset name is updated in the lower-left corner
of the map window.
To customize the preset weather options:
1. Select the weather preset you want to customize.
2. Select the tab you want to customize (Precipitation, Atmosphere, or Sea
Surface).
3. Highlight the field you want to change, and press ENTER.
4. Select the range, and press ENTER again.
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Weather Tab
Use the Weather tab on the Main Menu to set up or view weather options. The
Weather tab has six sub tabs—Current, Forecast, Sea Surface, Marine Bulletins,
Forecast Map, and Setup.
To find weather conditions at other locations
1. Highlight the Nearest To field, and press ENTER. The Find Weather
Information Page appears.
2. Highlight a search option, and press ENTER. The sub tabs show weather
information for the selected location.
Forecast Sub Tab
The Forecast sub tab displays forecast information for the selected city, waypoint,
or location. It is divided into two panels. The top panel shows the high/low
temperature, precipitation, and weather condition forecasts for the next few
days’ forecast. The number of days that appears in this panel depends on the data
available from the responding weather service center.
The bottom panel features a detailed 24-hour forecast for windows, wind gust,
and visibility. If more than four days appear, use the scroll bar to view additional
days.
Sea Surface Sub Tab
Use the Sea Surface sub tab to view weather data from buoys nearest to your
current location or another specified location.
To access the Weather tab:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main Menu.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the Weather tab.
3. Press QUIT to exit the Main Menu and return to the previous page.
Current Sub Tab
The Current sub tab shows current weather conditions observed at a weather data
location closest to your current location or to any other city, waypoint, or location
you select. It also shows the time at which the observation was made.
Marine Bulletins Sub Tab
Use the Marine Bulletins sub tab to view marine bulletins nearest your current
location.
Forecast Map Sub Tab
The Forecast Map sub tab shows fronts, high and low pressure centers, and city
conditions.
Setup Sub Tab
Use the Setup sub tab to customize preset weather displays and view legends for
all weather conditions.
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Using Radar > Understanding Radar
Using Radar
This section covers the features and operation of the GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41,
or GMR 404/406 marine radar when networked with your GPSMAP 3205. Read
the installation instructions included with your Garmin marine radar to install and
configure your GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41, or GMR 404/406.
NOTE: You must have a GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41, or GMR 404/406 marine
radar installed and connected to your GPSMAP 3205 to use the radar features.
Understanding Radar
The Garmin marine radar transmits a narrow beam of microwave energy
in a rotating 360° pattern. When the transmitted energy contacts a target,
some of that energy is reflected and returned to the scanner. The scanner
collects the returned energy for processing and display. Your GMR 20/40,
GMR 21/41, or GMR 404/406 is operated and adjusted using controls on your
GPSMAP 3205. You can view radar data on the Radar Page or as an
overlay on the Map Page. All radar controls are accessible from both pages.
As a safety feature, the radar enters standby mode after it warms up. This
gives the operator an opportunity to verify that the area around the scanner is
clear before beginning radar transmission. It is important to remember that the
microwave energy transmitted by the scanner can potentially be dangerous.
Caution: The marine radar transmits microwave energy that has the
potential to be harmful to humans and animals. Before beginning radar
transmission, verify that the area around the radar is clear. The radar transmits
a beam approximately 12° above and below a line extending horizontally from
the center of the scanner. Avoid looking directly at the scanner, because the
eyes are the most susceptible part of the body.
When the area surrounding the scanner is clear, press and hold FCTN. The
message “Do you want to begin radar transmission?” is shown. Select Yes, and
then press ENTER.
When you turn on the radar, the status bar shows the message “Radar Warming
Up” with a countdown to Standby Mode. The countdown also appears in the
middle of the Radar Page. When the countdown reaches 0 (zero), the “Hold
FCTN to transmit” message appears.
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Before transmission begins, the message “Spinning Up” is shown while the radar
antenna reaches nominal rotation speed. After the message disappears, the radar
begins painting an image.
Understanding the Radar Display
The Radar Page shows a status bar along the top, user-configurable digital
navigation data down the right side, a Heading Line, and Range Rings. Soft keys
that allow quick access to radar functions and setting changes appear along the
bottom of the page.
Heading line
Using Range Rings
Use the Range Rings to quickly determine the distance to a target. The lowerright corner of the screen contains two scales. The scale value represents the
distance from the center of the radar display to the outermost complete ring. The
top scale represents this value. The bottom scale represents the ring separation
or the distance between the Range Rings. Use the RANGE keys to zoom in or
out. The tick marks on the Range Rings are arranged with major tick marks at 30
degree increments and minor tick marks every five degrees. The tick marks can
help in quickly determining the azimuth to a target.
12 nm
Range
rings
9 nm
6 nm
3 nm
Zoom scale
Ring separation
Heading Line
The Heading Line is shown from your current position along the path of your
current heading.
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Soft
keys
Using Radar > Radar Page
Radar Page
With the radar properly installed, when you turn on your GPSMAP 3205, it
should detect the radar as a new network connection.
Note: A software update may be needed for the radar to function properly.
If the message “Incompatible Software Version” appears when you turn on the
GPSMAP 3205, you must update your GPSMAP 3205 software. A software
update card is provided with the radar.
Configuring the Radar Page
You can customize the appearance of the Radar Page. See “Configuring Main
Pages” on page 31 for more information.
To add or remove functions on the Radar Page:
1. Open the Radar Page, and then press and hold the DATA/CNFG key to
open the Configuration window.
When the new radar is detected, the Radar Page is added to the page sequence.
If the Radar Page is not available, press and hold ADJ/MENU to open the Main
Menu. Highlight the System tab, and select Radar from the Services list at the
bottom of the page.
To view the Radar Page:
Press PAGE repeatedly until the Radar Page appears.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the function you want to add or remove, and
press ENTER. Only functions with a check mark in the check box next to
them appear on the Radar Page.
Radar
Radar Page
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Using the Radar Adjustment Menu
Use the Radar adjustment menu to access the settings and features most
commonly used on the Radar Page including: Gain, Sea Clutter, Rain Clutter,
FTC, Zoom, Target Expansion, Trails, Guard Zone, VRM/EBL, MARPA, and
Hide/Show Navigation Features.
To select an adjustment option from the Radar Page
1. Press ADJ/MENU to open the Radar adjustment menu.
To change a Radar adjustment menu setting:
1. Select an adjustment menu option using the method described previously.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to change the setting, range, or
percentage.
3. Press ENTER to accept the change, or press QUIT to close the Radar
adjustment menu.
Gain
Gain controls the sensitivity of the Radar receiver. Auto (default) is the
recommended setting. It automatically adjusts the gain to provide optimal
performance. You can also set gain manually. To see more detail, increase the
receiver sensitivity by selecting a higher gain. If there is too much detail, or the
screen is cluttered, lower the sensitivity (lower the gain) to increase the clarity of
the screen.
Sea Clutter
Sea Clutter controls unwanted screen clutter caused by choppy sea conditions.
The slider has three preset positions: Calm, Moderate, and Rough.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the option you want to
change, and then press ENTER.
FTC (Fast Time Constant)
FTC controls unwanted screen clutter caused by rain at a distance. The Fast Time
Constant has four settings: Off, Low, Medium, and High.
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Rain Clutter
Rain Clutter controls unwanted screen clutter caused by rain at close ranges (use
the slider to select 1-100%).
Using Radar > Radar Page
Zoom
Zoom allows you to zoom in on a selected area of the radar screen. When you
select a zoom range, a window showing a zoomed portion of the screen appears
in the lower-left corner and a selection box appears. To view different areas at the
selected zoom range, open the Radar adjustment menu, and then press the Move
soft key. Use the ROCKER to move the selection box. The Zoom setting has
four settings: Off, 2x, 4x, and Move.
Target Expansion Off
Target Expansion On
Trails
Trails allows you to select whether all returns on the screen leave a history trail,
and allows you to determine the length of the history trail (Off, Short, Medium,
or Long). You can also Clear the trails.
Zoom view
Selection box
Radar
Target Expansion
Use Target Expansion to increase the size of targets. Select On or Off.
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Trails On
Trails Off
NOTE: The Target Expansion setting has no effect at range scales of 4 nm or
greater.
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Guard Zone
A Guard Zone is a user-defined area of protection. If a target enters the Guard
Zone, an alarm sounds. You can define two Guard Zones. The Guard Zone Menu
has two areas, “Guard Zone 1” and “Guard Zone 2.” Each area has two settings,
Show (Hide) and Adjust.
VRM/EBL
The Variable Range Marker (VRM) and Electronic Bearing Line (EBL) tools
measure range and bearing to a target. You can move the center point of the
VRM, which allows you to measure from one target to another. Two
VRM/EBL tools can be active at the same time.
The VRM/EBL option has two areas, VRM/EBL 1 and VRM/EBL 2. Each area
has two settings, Show (Hide) and Adjust.
Guard Zone
To Define a Guard Zone:
1. Highlight Show Guard Zone 1 or 2, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight Adjust, and press ENTER.
3. Using the ROCKER, define the area on the Radar Page by adjusting three points:
• Corner 1
• Corner 2
• Circular
Electronic Bearing Line
(EBL)
To start VRM/EBL 1 or VRM/EBL 2:
On the Radar Adjustment menu, highlight Show VRM/EBL 1 or
VRM/EBL 2, and then press ENTER.
You can adjust the diameter of the VRM and the angle of the EBL.
4. Press ENTER to set the Guard Zone.
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Variable Range Marker
(VRM)
Using Radar > Radar Page
To adjust the VRM/EBL:
1. Highlight Adjust and press the ROCKER to the right. Highlight Adjust and
press ENTER.
2. Press right or left on the ROCKER to rotate the EBL around the center
point of the VRM.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to increase or decrease the size of the
VMR.
4. Press ENTER to accept the changes.
To move the center location of the VRM:
1. Highlight Move, and press ENTER.
2. Using the ROCKER, move the center point of the VRM to the selected
location.
3. Press ENTER to set the new location.
To use the VRM/EBL, expand the diameter of the VRM so that the outer edge
touches the target. Rotate the EBL until it intersects the VRM at the target
location. The measured range and bearing are displayed in the lower-left corner of
the screen.
Radar
MARPA
The Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (MARPA) function helps with collision
avoidance. MARPA can track up to 10 designated targets. Detailed information
including bearing, range, course, speed, closest point of approach (CPA), and time
to closest point of approach (TCPA) for each target is shown in the MARPA list.
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Note: MARPA requires the use of a heading sensor. The heading sensor
must output the NMEA sentence HDM or HDG at format 0183, v2.30, or
higher. The Gamin Marine Network has been tested using the KVH® 1000
heading sensor using six second dampening.
MARPA relies on a Heading Sensor to provide accurate own vessel heading
information. Accurate heading data enhances MARPA’s performance. Each target
being tracked by MARPA is represented by a symbol. The symbols indicate the
current state of the target.
Acquiring target
Target is safe
Target is dangerous
Lost target
For each target, a number and Vector Line is shown with the symbol. The number
is the MARPA list ID number. The Vector Line is a visual reference of the target’s
course and speed.
To designate a MARPA target:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the target location.
2. Press the Acquire Target soft key.
When a target is first acquired, a red box appears around the target. When
MARPA begins tracking the target, the box is replaced with the appropriate
symbol.
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Enter Standby (Begin Transmitting)
The Enter Standby (Begin Transmitting) option allows you to select whether
the radar is in Standby Mode or is transmitting. Select Enter Standby to place
the radar into Standby Mode. While in Standby Mode, the radar does not transmit,
but power remains applied to the Magnetron. Select Begin Transmitting to
remove the radar from Standby mode. After the radar completes “Spinning Up”,
the radar begins transmitting.
Safe
targets
Set Motor to High Speed (Set Motor to Normal Speed)
The Set Motor to High Speed (Set Motor to Normal Speed) option allows you
to select the motor speed of the GMR 404/406 radar. Selecting Set Motor to
High Speed to increases the speed at which the radar rotates, thus increasing the
speed at which the screen updates.
Acquiring target
Note: This option is available only if you are using a GMR 404/406 radar.
Dangerous target
To view the MARPA List:
Press the MARPA List soft key.
Radar
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Using Radar > Map Page Radar Overlay and Radar Tab
Map Page Radar Overlay
Radar information can be shown as an overlay on the Map Page. When you
overlay radar information on the Map Page, you can press ADJ/MENU to access
many of the radar options.
Note: Changing the map scale does not change the radar range. When you
zoom in or our on the Map Page, the radar overlay is scaled to fit.
Radar Tab
When a GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41, or GMR 404/406 marine radar is connected to
the GPSMAP 3205, and either the Auto-Detect Services or Radar check box is
selected on the System tab, the Radar tab appears on the Main Menu.
Use the Radar tab to set up the Radar Page. The Radar tab has four sub tabs:
General, Display, MARPA, and Advanced.
To overlay radar data on the Map Page:
On the Map Page, press the Show Radar soft key.
To access and change a setting on the Radar tab:
Radar
Map Page with Radar Overlay and Radar Page
To hide the radar data overlay on the Map Page:
1. Press the Setup soft key on the Radar Page to open the Main Menu. The
Radar tab is automatically selected.
2. Highlight the setting you want to change, and then press ENTER.
3. Press QUIT to return to the Radar Page.
1. Press the Radar Options soft key.
2. Press the Hide Radar soft key. The radar overlay is hidden.
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Using Radar > Radar Tab
Use the General sub tab to select orientation, timed transmit, and cross-talk
rejection. The available General sub tab options are:
• Orientation—sets the orientation of the Radar Page display. The settings
are Heading Up, North Up, or Course Up.
• North Indicator—toggles the north indicator arrow on or off.
• Timed Transmit—used to save power, usually while at anchor. When
Timed Transmit is On, the radar uses the settings in Timed Transmit
XMIT Time and Timed Transmit STBY Time fields. When Timed
Transmit is Off, these fields are unavailable.
• Timed Transmit XMIT Time—sets the amount of time (in minutes) for
which the radar transmits. For example, if set to 01 min, the radar transmits
for one minute before switching to standby for the amount of time entered
in the Timed Transmit STBY Time field.
• Timed Transmit STBY Time—sets the amount of time (in minutes) that
the radar is in standby mode. For example, if set to 10 min, the radar is
in standby mode for 10 minutes before switching to transmission for the
amount of time entered in the Timed Transmit XMIT Time field. When
the radar is in standby mode, the scanner does not rotate or transmit;
however, power is still applied to the Magnetron, eliminating the need for a
warm-up cycle.
• Cross-talk Rejection—toggles cross-talk rejection on or off. Radar crosstalk may occur when two or more radar equipped vessels are operating in
proximity to one another. Cross-talk rejection automatically filters out the
cross-talk interference.
Display Sub Tab
Use the Display sub tab to adjust settings for: Center Offset, Rings, Background
color, Heading Line, Bearing Reference, and Navigation Features.
The available Display sub tab options are:
• Center Offset—sets your location on the screen. Center places your
current location in the center of the screen. Look Ahead shifts your current
location toward the bottom of the screen, allowing you to view an area
farther ahead. Auto Shift adjusts your location on the screen according to
the current speed.
• Rings—toggles the radar rings on or off.
• Background—sets the background color for the Radar Page. Available
options are Black, Blue, or White.
• Heading Line—toggles the heading line on or off.
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General Sub Tab
Using Radar > Radar Tab
• Bearing Reference—sets your bearing, either Absolute or Relative.
Relative calculates the bearing relative to own vessel heading. Absolute
calculates the bearing referring to North.
• Navigation Features—allows you to show or hide navigational features on
the Radar Page. Use the ROCKER and the ENTER key to select or clear
options.
• Waypoints—show user waypoints on the Radar Page.
•Bearing Line—show a bearing line on the Radar Page. The bearing
line appears as a line from your current position to the active destination
waypoint, similar to a traditional lollipop.
• Course Line—show a course line from your starting point to the active destination waypoint, which is similar to navigation on a map.
MARPA Sub Tab
The MARPA sub tab contains settings for Vector Length, Target History, Own
Vessel Safe Zone, Tine To Safe Zone, Safe Ring Zone, and Velocity Reference.
The available MARPA sub tab options are:
• Vector Lenth­—predicts the target’s approximate position at a set time
interval. This setting determines the length of the Vector Line, based on the
time interval setting and the target’s speed. The time interval settings range
from .05 minutes to 60 minutes.
• Target History—is a trail showing a target’s movement. Target History
can be turned On or Off.
• Own Vessel Safe Zone—is a circular area defined by a range setting that is
centered on your own vessel. If a target enters the defined area an alarm is
sounded. The Safe Zone can be set to a distance between .01 and 2 nautical
miles.
• Time To Safe Zone—sounds an alarm if MARPA determines that a target
will intersect the Own Vessel Safe Zone within the defined time interval.
The time interval settings range from 3 to 24 minutes.
• Safe Zone Ring—displays a ring on the Radar Page depicting the Own
Vessel Safe Zone.
• Velocity Reference—has two settings, Absolute and Relative. This
setting determines how speed and direction are displayed on the MARPA
list. Relative calculates target speed and direction relative to your own.
Absolute shows the target’s actual speed.
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Advanced Sub Tab
Use the Advanced sub tab to set AFC mode, front of boat offset and antenna size.
NOTE: The Antenna Size field is avaliable only if you are using a
GMR 404/406 marine radar.
4. Press up or down on the ROCKER to adjust the scanner frequency.
5. Press ENTER to accept the frequency change.
Note: The Signal Strength bar graph is damped and may be slow when
responding to frequency tuning changes.
• Signal Strength—Shows the strength of the radar signal
• Front of Boat Offset—allows you to offset the front of the boat if you
mount the radar at an angle.
• Antenna Size—allows you to select the size of your antenna (4 Foot or
6 Foot).
Note: This field is available only if you are using a GMR 404/406 radar.
Select 4 Foot for a GMR 404 radar; select 6 Foot for a GMR 406 radar.
The available Advanced sub tab settings are:
• AFC Mode—sets how the scanner frequency is adjusted. Select Auto
to automatically adjust the scanner frequency for optimal performance
(recommended). Select Manual to set the frequency manually.
1. Highlight the AFC Mode field, and press ENTER.
2. Select Manual, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Freq button to the right of the AFC Mode field, and press
ENTER.
NOTE: The Freq button is available only available if Manual is selected in
the AFC Mode field.
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To manually adjust the scanner frequency:
Appendix > Specifications
Appendix
GPS Accuracy:
Position*: <15 meters (49 feet), 95% typical*
Velocity: 0.05 meters/sec steady state
Specifications
Physical Specifications
Size:
4.7" H x 7.8" W x 3.0" D (120 mm x 197 mm x 75 mm)
WAAS Accuracy:
Weight:
1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Display:
5" diagonal (12.7 cm) high resolution, 256-color TFT (640 x 480 pixels), full VGA, with adjustable backlighting
Case: Fully gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to
IEC 60529-IPX-7
Temp. Range: 5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C)
Case:
Fully gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to
IEC 60529-IPX-7
Position: <3 meters (10 feet), 95% typical*
Velocity: 0.05 meters/sec steady state
Dynamics: 6gs
* Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the US DOD-imposed Selective Availability Program.
Power
Source: 10-35v DC
Usage: 12 watts max. at 10v DC
Fuse: AGC-2 - 2.0 Amp
GPS Performance (with GPS 17)
Receiver: Differential-ready 12 parallel channel WAAS capable receiver
Acquisition Times:
Warm: Approx. 15 seconds
Cold: Approx. 45 seconds
AutoLocate: Approx. 2 minutes
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
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Appendix > Installing and Removing Data Card
Installing and Removing the Data Card
The GPSMAP 3205 uses optional preprogrammed Garmin marine BlueChart g2
and MapSource data cards. The data card is installed in the card slot located
on the front left of the unit. Data cards can be installed or removed at any time,
whether the unit is on or off.
Data Card Slot
Slide the data card door in
the direction of the arrow (to
the left) and pull to open it.
To install the data card:
1. Open the data card door by sliding the door in the direction of the arrow,
and lift the door open from left to right.
2. Insert the card into the slot, with the label facing the right screen and the
handle toward you.
3. Firmly push the card into the unit. It in not necessary to force the card and
about 1/2" is still exposed when it is properly inserted. If the unit is on, a
confirmation tone sounds and a message appears on-screen noting the
card details when the card is properly installed and accepted.
4. Close the cover until it locks.
If you insert a data card and get a card format not recognized message, remove
the card and reinsert it. If the card is still not recognized, contact Garmin Product
Support or your Garmin dealer for assistance. Data cards are not waterproof,
should not be exposed to moisture or excessive static charges, and should be
stored in the case supplied with the card.
NOTE: Data cards are not waterproof, should not be exposed to moisture or
excessive static charges, and should be stored in the case supplied with the
card. Data cards are a Garmin proprietary device and are not exchangeable with
the SD cards used for Garmin g2 Vision mapping data.
PAGE
QUIT
ENTER
MARK
ADJ
MENU
NAV
MOB
DATA
CNFG
FCTN
FIND
To remove a data card:
1. Open the data card door by sliding the door in the direction of the arrow,
and lift the door open from left to right.
2. Grasp the card handle and pull out firmly.
3. If the unit is on, a confirmation tone sounds when the data card is
removed.
The first time you insert a data card, the unit takes a few seconds to read the
card. After the data card is read, a summary page appears. Press ENTER to
acknowledge.
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Appendix > Satellite Information and What is WAAS/EGNOS?
Satellite Information
What is WAAS/EGNOS?
90°
Center dot - 90°
above the horizon
Inner ring- 45°
above the horizon
Outer ring the horizon
45°
Satellite Sky View
Satellite Location
The location of each available satellite is shown over two location rings on
the Satellite Information Page. The outer ring represents the horizon, the
inner ring represents 45° above the horizon, and the center represents directly
overhead. When the unit is using a satellite for navigation, the satellite number is
highlighted on the location rings. The unit can be set to display satellite location
with North or your current track at the top of the display.
Satellite Strength Indicator Bars
The Satellite Strength Indicator Bars show the strength of the signal being
received, and the status of the signal. The bars are either shaded or filled. The
hollow gray bar means the GPS is in the process of storing orbital data it is
receiving from the satellite signal. When the bar turns solid green, the GPS
is using the satellite signal for navigation. A “D” in or above the bar means
differential corrections (WAAS or DGPS) are being applied to that satellite.
Date, Time, and Current Location
The GPS gets date and time information from the satellite’s on-board atomic
clock. When the GPS receiver has achieved a 2D or 3D GPS location, the current
location is shown in the selected location format.
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The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an FAA funded service to
improve the overall integrity of the GPS signal for users in North America. In
Europe, WAAS is referred to as EGNOS.
The system is made up of satellites and approximately 25 ground reference
stations positioned across the United States that monitor GPS satellite data. Two
master stations, located on either coast, collect data from the reference stations
and create a GPS data correction message.
According to the FAA’s Web site, testing of WAAS in September 2002 confirmed
an accuracy performance of 1–2 meters horizontal and 2–3 meters vertical
throughout the majority of the continental United States and portions of Alaska.
WAAS is just one service provider that adheres to the MOPS (Minimum
Operational Performance Standard) for global Satellite Based Augmentation
Systems (SBAS). Eventually there will be several services of worldwide
geostationary communication satellites that broadcast integrity information and
differential correction data as transmitted by ground reference stations.
All SBAS systems use the same receiver frequency; therefore any operational
SBAS system should be capable of providing your GPS unit with increased
accuracy at any location in the world.
Currently, enabling WAAS on your GPSMAP 3205 in regions that are not
supported by ground stations, may not improve accuracy, even when receiving
signals from an SBAS satellite. In fact it can degrade the accuracy to less than
that provided by GPS satellites alone. For this reason, when you enable WAAS
on your Garmin GPS receiver, the receiver automatically uses the method that
achieves the best accuracy.
For more information, go to gps.faa.gov.
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Appendix > Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
WAAS Capability
The GPSMAP 3205 is capable of receiving WAAS satellite signals. WAAS is
an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) funded project to improve the overall
accuracy and integrity of the GPS signal for aviation use, but land and sea-based
users can also benefit from this system. There are currently two WAAS satellites
that can be received in the USA, one over the Atlantic Ocean and one over the
Pacific Ocean, in a geostationary orbit over the equator. Effective use of the
WAAS satellite signal may be limited by your geographic location in relation to
those satellites, now in developmental service. WAAS satellite signal reception
requires an absolute clear view of the sky and works best when there are no
nearby obstructions such as buildings or mountains.
WAAS satellites are numbered 33 or higher when viewing the sky view on your
GPSMAP 3205. Initial reception of the WAAS signal may take up to 15-20
minutes, then 1–2 minutes afterwards. When WAAS differential correction has
been received for GPS satellites (numbers 32 or below), a “D” appears in the
signal bar of the sky view and “Ready For Navigation with WAAS” appears in
the Status field. To learn more about the WAAS system, its satellite locations
and current state of development, visit the FAA web site (gps.faa.gov). Because
WAAS requires CPU resources of the GPSMAP 3205 to search for and track
the satellites, you can disable the WAAS feature to improve unit performance if
WAAS reception is not available in your area.
To disable or enable WAAS capability:
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) uses marine VHF radio and Global Positioning
System (GPS) technologies to transmit and receive location information. DSC is
used by mariners to assist them in two major areas: Distress Calls and Position
Reporting.
A non-emergency DSC Position Report allows mariners to exchange and display
the positions of one another. When a DSC position is received, the mariner can
choose to create a waypoint or to show the received position on an electronic
map.
An emergency DSC Distress Call allows a vessel in trouble to transmit a
substantial amount of information in a single transmission or “call,” without
the need for voice communication. When any nearby rescuer receives the DSC
signal, an alarm sounds and they immediately receive the position of the caller.
The rescuer can then choose to navigate (Go To) the callers position to assist or
forward the call on to the Coast Guard. When the Coast Guard receives the call,
they can immediately access the callers information (such as who they are and the
type of vessel) in their database while they are in transit to the callers position.
Any time a vessel receives a DSC call, they can store that location and quickly
navigate to that position using a Go To. This makes DSC a time-saver, especially
in an emergency situation. To use DSC, users must first register their VHF radio
with the FCC and receive a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number.
1. On the GPS tab, highlight the Setup sub tab.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the WAAS field, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight On or Off, and press ENTER.
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What is a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)?
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) basically allows a VHF radio to act
like a phone. To make a “call” on a phone, you first need a phone number to dial.
The 9-digit MMSI number acts like a phone number when used in a Position
Report and as a unique identifier to the Coast Guard when used in an emergency
Distress Call. To obtain a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number,
users must register their VHF radio with the FCC (Form 605). Garmin does not
supply this number!
How Are MMSI Assignments Obtained?
Non-commercial users (recreational users who remain in domestic waters and
only carry VHF, EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, and
Radar)) are not required to have a FCC ship station license. The FCC and Coast
Guard have authorized some second and third-party vendors to assign MMSI
numbers. This service is limited to registering recreational vessels only. To
receive information on how to obtain a recreational MMSI number, contact:
www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/gmdss/mmsi.htm or wireless.fcc.gov/marine/.
Non-Federal Users in the United States
Commercial users, or those who travel outside the USA or Canada, must apply
for a ship station license, or an amendment to a ship station license. To find out if
you require a Ship Station license, contact: wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html.
If your vessel requires licensing by the FCC, you will obtain a MMSI during the
application/licensing process when you file FCC Forms 159 and 605.
Federal Users in the United States
Federal users can obtain MMSI assignments from their agency radio spectrum
management office. These procedures are currently under review by the NTIA
(National Telecommunications and Information Administration).
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Users Outside the United States
Users can obtain an MMSI assignment from their telecommunications authority
or ship registry, often by obtaining or amending their ship station license.
Users in Canada
Industry Canada is responsible for assigning MMSI numbers to commercial and
recreational vessels. Information is available at the following Web site:
www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/mcts-sctm/docs/mmsi/MMSI_e.htm.
For more information regarding MMSIs visit:
www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/gmdss/mmsi.htm.
How Can Garmin Help You with DSC?
To receive Distress Calls or Position Reports, you must have a DSC-equipped
chartplotter as well as a VHF radio with DSC support. During normal, nonemergency Position Report communication, Channel 70 (156.525 MHz) has been
set aside as the VHF/DSC digital call channel.
For a Distress Call, a mariner presses the MayDay button on the VHF radio.
The call transmits on an emergency channel with the MMSI number attached to
the call (if you have DSC support). Any DSC-equipped mariner (on sea or land)
within range can receive the call.
When the Garmin GPSMAP 3205 is connected to a VHF radio with DSC
support, the GPS unit displays a Call List, Log, and a Directory to store incoming
information received from another user’s DSC capable VHF/GPS combination.
Basic wiring is required for the Garmin unit and VHF radio to send and receive
NMEA data from each other. See the GPSMAP 3205 & GPS 17 Installation
Instructions.
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Appendix > LORAN TD System
LORAN TD System
LORAN-C is a radio navigation aid operated and maintained in the United States
by the United States Coast Guard. The LORAN (LOng RAnge Navigation)
system covers the entire United States and the US Coastal Confluence Zone.
From the perspective of a mariner, the system is used for ocean and coastal
navigation. It can be used as a supplemental system for harbor and harbor
approach navigation, and it is used for inland navigation by recreational vehicles.
LORAN TD Feature
The LORAN TD (Time Delay) feature eases the transition from using LORAN
to using GPS. The GPSMAP unit automatically converts GPS coordinates to
LORAN TD for those who have a collection of LORAN fixes for favorite fishing
spots and other waypoints recorded as TDs. You can display your position as a
TD or enter waypoints as TDs. The accuracy to be expected from this conversion
is approximately 30 meters. When the unit is placed in the LORAN TD format
mode, it simulates the operation of a LORAN receiver. Position coordinates may
be displayed as TDs, and all navigation functions may be used as if the unit was
actually receiving LORAN signals.
the GPSMAP 3205 unit does not rely on the LORAN signal for navigation, it
can reference a different GRI chain or secondary stations and still navigate to the
location stored in memory.
The LORAN Position Format field is located on the Units sub tab on the Main
Menu—System tab. The Loran TD Setup window contains the fields to select the
LORAN Chain Number, Primary and Secondary Stations, and TD Offsets.
To set up LORAN TD from the Main Menu:
1. Using the ROCKER, highlight the System tab, press right on the
ROCKER to highlight the Units sub tab. Highlight the Position Format
field, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight Loran TD, and press ENTER, and then highlight the Setup
button to the right, and press ENTER again.
Using the LORAN TD Format
When creating new waypoints using LORAN TD coordinates, you must set the
correct LORAN chain number and secondary stations in the Setup TD field
before storing a waypoint. You must have the correct chain number as well as the
secondary station identifiers to use this option correctly. These values vary for
each coordinate set or geographical location. Failure to enter correct information
could result in inaccuracies for the desired destination. After the waypoint is
stored in the unit’s memory, it always references the LORAN chain number
and secondary stations currently selected in the Setup TD field. If you enter a
different LORAN chain number, change the secondary stations or offsets in the
Setup TD field, the active waypoint information reflects those changes. Because
3. To change the settings of any of the five fields, highlight the field, press
ENTER, select the setting you want, and press ENTER again.
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If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets were changed since the
waypoint was created, the waypoint now references the active GRI-chain and
secondary stations and adjusts the TD coordinates accordingly. Remember that
the GPS is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation and actually converts
the TD coordinate to a useful latitude/longitude coordinate (in the background)
before storing the waypoint to memory or using it for navigation. Because of this,
the unit can navigate to a TD coordinate anywhere in the world.
For more information on LORAN TDs, you can download Garmin’s Loran TD
Position Format Handbook from the Garmin Web site.
Caring for the GPSMAP 3205
The GPSMAP 3205 case is constructed of high-quality materials and does not
require user maintenance except cleaning.
Cleaning the Case
Clean the unit’s outer casing (except for the screen) using a cloth dampened with
a mild detergent solution and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents
that may damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Screen
The GPSMAP 3205 lens is coated with a special anti-reflective coating that is
sensitive to skin oils, waxes, and abrasive cleaners. Cleaners containing ammonia,
alcohol, abrasives, or anti-grease detergents will harm the anti-reflective coating.
It is important to clean the lens using an eyeglass lens cleaner (that is specified as
safe for anti-reflective coatings) and a clean, lint-free cloth.
Storage
Do not store the GPSMAP 3205 where prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures may occur (such as in the trunk of a car) because permanent damage
may result. User information, such as waypoints and routes are retained in the
units memory without the need for external power. It is always a good practice
to back up important user data by manually recording it, loading it to a computer
(transferring it to MapSource), or storing it on a data card.
Water Immersion
The GPSMAP 3205 is waterproof to IEC Standard 60529 IPX7. It can withstand
immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can cause
damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain to wipe and air dry the unit
before reuse.
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Appendix > Navigation Terms
Navigation Terms
Avg Speed—the average of all second-by-second speed readings since the last
reset.
Bearing (BRG)—the compass direction from your current location to a
destination.
Fuel—the fuel required to travel from your current location to the indicated route
waypoint.
GPS Accuracy—estimated accuracy of the GPS position.
Leg Dist—the distance between two route waypoints.
Course—the course between the active from and to waypoints.
Leg Fuel—the fuel required to travel from a route waypoint to the next waypoint
in the route.
Depth—the depth below the transducer. This field is active only if the
GPSMAP 3205 is connected to a Garmin Sounder Module or if NMEA depth is
available.
Leg Time—the time required to travel from a route waypoint to the next
waypoint in the route.
Distance (Dist)—the distance from the current location to a destination.
Dist to Destination—the distance from the current location to a Go To
destination or the final waypoint in a route.
Max Speed—the maximum second-by-second speed recorded since last reset.
Moving Average Speed—the average speed while the unit is moving.
Moving Trip Timer—the total time the unit has been moving.
Dist to Next—the distance from current location to a Go To destination or the
next waypoint in a route.
Odometer—a running tally of the distance traveled, based on the distance
between second-by-second position readings.
DOP (Dilution of Precision)—reflects the quality of the GPS signals and satellite
geometry.
Off Course—the distance you are off course in either direction, left or right.
Elevation—the altitude (height) above mean sea level (MSL).
Pointer—the arrow indicating the direction to travel to the next point on the
route.
ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival)—the time you estimate to reach your
destination waypoint, based on current speed and track.
Speed—the current velocity at which you are traveling, relative to a ground
position.
ETA at Destination—the time you estimate to reach a Go To destination or the
final waypoint in a route.
Sunrise—the time at which the sun rises on this day.
ETA at Next—the estimated time to reach a Go To destination or the next
waypoint in a route.
Time Of Day—the current time.
Sunset—the time at which the sun sets on this day.
Time To—the estimated time required to reach a Go To destination or the next
waypoint in a route. Also known as “estimated time en route” (ETE).
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Time to Dest—the estimated time required to reach a Go To destination or the
final waypoint in a route.
VMG (Velocity Made Good)—the speed you are closing in on a destination along
a course. Also referred to as the vector velocity to your destination.
Time to Next—the estimated time required to reach a Go To destination or the
next waypoint in a route.
Voltage—the current voltage reading being received by unit.
To Course—the recommended direction to steer to reduce course error or stay on
course. Provides the most efficient heading to get back to the course and proceed
along your route.
Water Speed—the speed through the water. This field is active only if the
GPSMAP 3205 is receiving speed readings from a NMEA device or a Garmin
Sounder Module.
Track—the direction of movement relative to a ground location. Also known as
“ground track.”
Water Temp—the water temperature. This field is active only if the
GPSMAP 3205 is receiving temp readings from a NMEA device or a Garmin
Sounder Module.
Trip Odometer—a running tally of distance traveled since the last reset. See also
“Odometer.”
Waypoint Destination—the final waypoint in the route or the destination
waypoint.
Total Average Speed—the average speed of the unit for both moving and
stopped speeds since the last timer reset.
Waypoint Next—the next waypoint in the route.
Total Trip Timer—total time the unit has been in operation since the last reset of
the trip timers.
Turn—the angle difference between the bearing to your destination and your
current track. L indicates you should turn left; R indicates you should turn right.
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Appendix > Messages and Alarms
Messages and Alarms
The GPSMAP 3205 uses an on-screen message system to alert you to unit
operating characteristics. Press QUIT to acknowledge the message.
Accuracy Alarm—the GPS accuracy has fallen outside of the user-set value.
Alarm Clock—the alarm clock has sounded.
Anchor Drag Alarm—you have drifted out of the specified distance range.
Approaching Turn—you are nearing a turn in a route.
Approaching <Waypoint>—you are a specified alarm distance from a
destination waypoint.
Arrival At <Waypoint>—you arrived at the destination waypoint.
Battery Alarm—battery voltage has fallen below the value specified in the
Battery field on the Alarms tab.
Battery Voltage Is Too High—too much input voltage; the unit shuts off in 10
seconds. Decrease the input voltage to less than 32 volts.
Boat is not Moving Fast Enough to Calibrate—the boat is not moving fast
enough for the speed wheel to provide a valid speed.
Can’t Read User Card—error reading card; remove and reinsert. Contact your
dealer or Garmin Product Support if the problem persists.
Can’t Read Voltages That High, Limited To Top Of Range—voltage range
must be between 10.0 and 35.0 volts for the GPSMAP 3205.
Can’t Read Voltages That Low, Limited To Bottom Of Range—voltage range
must be between 10.0 and 35.0 volts for the GPSMAP 3205.
Can’t Send Waypoint—the unit cannot transmit the waypoint using the NMEA
WPL sentence. Check the wiring.
Can’t Unlock Maps—the data on data card is not unlocked for the unit. Contact
your dealer or Garmin Product Support.
Can’t Write User Card—error reading card; remove and reinsert. Contact your
dealer or Garmin Product Support if the problem persists.
Database Error—internal problem with the unit. Contact your dealer or Garmin
Product Support to have the unit serviced.
Deep Water Alarm—the depth changed by the amount of the Drift Alarm value.
Directory Item With This MMSI Already Exists—the MMSI number is already
in DSC directory. Use a different number.
Directory Memory is Full Can’t Create Entry—the DSC directory has reached
the maximum of 100 contacts. Delete unneeded contacts to add new ones.
Distress Call—a DSC distress call has been received. Take appropriate action.
Drift Alarm—the depth has changed by the amount of the Drift Alarm value.
Fish Alarm—shows an icon and a beep sounds (if enabled) when a fish is
detected. This alarm does not show a message banner.
Invalid MMSI— enter a valid MMSI
Lost Remote GPS Connection—there is a problem with the GPS antenna
wiring. Check the connections.
Lost Satellite Reception—the unit has lost satellite signals. Check the antenna
connections or try moving to a location with a clear view of the sky.
NMEA Depth Is Below Transducer—you must enter an appropriate Keel Offset
for the transducer.
No Proximity Waypoints/Routes/Tracks/User Waypoints Found—you
attempted to transfer user data from a data card that does not contain the specified
type of data. Make sure there is data to transfer on data card.
None Found—no data matched the search criteria.
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Not All Maps Fit, Some Maps will not be drawn—the maximum number of
individual maps on the data card was exceeded.
Off Course Alarm—you exceeded the specified off-course distance.
Proximity Alarm Memory is Full—you used all available proximity waypoints.
Proximity Alarm: <waypoint>—you entered the alarm radius for the proximity
waypoint indicated.
Proximity Overlaps Another Proximity Waypoint—the alarm radius specified
overlaps the area specified for another proximity waypoint. Adjust the distance.
Route Already Exists: <route name>—you entered a route name that already
exists in memory. Modify the route name or delete the previous route name.
Route Is Full—you attempted to add more than 300 points to a route. Reduce the
number of points or create a second route.
Route Memory Is Full, Can’t Create Route—the maximum amount of 300
routes is already in the unit’s memory, and no additional routes can be added until
existing ones are removed.
Route Truncated—an uploaded route from another device has more than 300
points and was truncated to fit.
Route Waypoint Memory Full—no additional route waypoints can be saved
Shallow Water Alarm—the Shallow Water Alarm depth has been reached.
Simulating Operation—the unit is in Simulator Mode. Do not use this mode for
normal navigation!
Sonar Failed, Unit Needs Repair—there is an internal problem with the unit.
Contact your dealer or Garmin Product Support to have the unit serviced.
Sonar Service Incompatible—the external sonar device you are connected to
needs a software update.
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Sonar Service Lost—the external sonar device you were connected to has either
been disconnected or the GPSMAP 3205 has lost communication with the sonar
device for some other reason.
Timer Alarm—the Timer Alarm value has counted down to 00:00:00.
Track Already Exists: <track name>—you entered a saved track name that
already exists in memory. Modify the track name or delete the existing track.
Track Memory Is Full, Can’t Create Track—the track log memory is full. No
additional track log data can be stored without deleting old data to create memory
space.
Track Truncated—a complete uploaded track does not fit into memory. The
oldest track log points were deleted to make space for the most recent data.
Transducer Disconnected, Sonar Turned Off—there is not a transducer
attached, bad cable/transducer, or the transducer cable was disconnected. If the
transducer cable is removed while the unit is on, reconnect and cycle power.
Transfer Complete—the unit has finished uploading or downloading information
to the connected device.
User Card Not Found—you attempted to transfer user data without a data card
containing user data in the data card slot.
Water Speed Sensor is not Working—the speed sensor is not detected. Check
the connections.
Water Temperature Alarm—sonar has reported a temperature above, below,
inside, or outside the specified values.
Waypoint Already Exists: <Waypoint>—you entered a waypoint name that
already exists in memory. Modify the waypoint name or delete the existing
waypoint.
Waypoint Memory Is Full Can’t Create Waypoint—you have used all 4,000
waypoints available. Delete unwanted waypoints to make space for new entries.
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Appendix > Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
The following accessories are designed to enhance the operation of your
GPSMAP 3205 chartplotter.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories, contact your Garmin
Dealer, Garmin Product Support in the USA at 800-800-1020, or Garmin Europe
at 44-0870-8501241.
WARNING: Garmin accessories have been designed and specifically tested for
use with Garmin products. Accessories offered by other manufacturers have not
been tested or approved for use with Garmin products. Use of such accessories
could cause damage to the GPSMAP 3205 and void the warranty.
Bluchart g2 Preprogramed Data Cards—­enhances the basemap featuring
additional data including highly detailed coastal roads and points of interest such
as restaurants, lodging, local attractions and more. Full-color aerial photos of
ports, marinas, bridges, and navigational landmarks are also included on many
data cards.
GDL 30/GDL 30A Marine Weather XM Satelite Receiver—provides graphical
and textual marine XM WX weather information that can be viewed through the
GPSMAP 3205 when you subscribe to the XM WX Satellite Weather service. In
addition, the GDL 30A provides XM Radio as well as WX Satellite Weather.
GMR 20/40, GMR 21/41, and GMR 404/406 Marine Radar—adds important
radar information to the GPSMAP 3205.
Marine Network Cables—connect your Garmin Marine Network devices.
MapSource Software CD-ROMs—enhances the basemap and creates waypoints
and routes from your computer. MapSource offers several detailed mapping
options that are compatible with the GPSMAP 3205, including BlueChart.
Programmable Data Cards—blank data cards are available in 16 MB, 32 MB,
64 MB, and 128 MB sizes. Download street-level map detail, points of interest,
business addresses and phone numbers, marine data, topographical information,
and more from MapSource CD-ROMs to a data card, either directly through your
GPSMAP 3205 using the PC Interface Cable, or with the Data Card Programmer.
USB Data Card Programmer—programs blank data cards at high speed
through a PC.
Pre-Programmed Data Cards—data cards that are pre-programmed with either
Garmin BlueChart, BlueChart g2, or Inland Lakes map data.
GMS 10 Network Port Expander—enables you to connect more than two
MFDs and other Garmin Marine Network devices to share data such as weather,
mapping, sounder data, and position information.
GSD 20, GSD 21 and GSD 22 Remote Sounder Module and
Transducers—provides sonar capabilities to the GPSMAP 3205.
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Appendix > Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one
year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or
replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at
no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for
any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident,
or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
This product is intended to be used only as a travel aid and must not be used for any purpose
requiring precise measurement of direction, distance, location, or topography. Garmin makes
no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of map data in this product.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE
USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE
PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to
you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or offer a full refund
of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through online auctions are not eligible for rebates
or other special offers from Garmin. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for
warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from
the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package
purchased through an online auction.
International Purchases: A separate warranty is provided by international distributors for
units purchased outside the United States. This warranty is provided by the local in-country
distributor and this distributor provides local service for your unit. Distributor warranties are
only valid in the area of intended distribution. Units purchased in the United States or Canada
must be returned to the Garmin service center in the United Kingdom, the United States,
Canada, or Taiwan for service.
Garmin International, Inc.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
1200 East 151st Street, Liberty House,
Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Hounsdown Business Park,
Tel. (913) 397-8200 or
Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB, UK
(800) 800-1020
Tel. +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK)
Fax (913) 397-8282
0808.2380000 (within the UK)
Fax +44 (0) 870.8501251
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road,
Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199
Fax 886/2.2642.9099
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer or call Garmin
Product Support for shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number. Securely pack the unit
and a copy of the original sales receipt, which is required as the proof of purchase for warranty
repairs. Write the tracking number clearly on the outside of the package. Send the unit, freight
charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station.
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Appendix > FCC Compliance, Industry Canada Compliance, and Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
FCC Compliance
This device complies with part 15 of the 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.
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 may cause harmful interference to radio
communications if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. 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 of the following measures:
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, Garmin, declares that this GPSMAP 3205 is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin Web site for your
Garmin product: www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap3205/. Click Manuals, and
then select the Declaration of Conformity link.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the GPS unit.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This product does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should only be made by
an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs or modifications could result in
permanent damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and your authority to operate this
device under Part 15 regulations.
Industry Canada Compliance
Category I radiocommunication devices comply with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210.
Category II radiocommunication devices comply with Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.
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Appendix > European License Requirements and XM Satellite Radio Service Agreement
European License Requirements
The following table shows European License requirements for the GMR 20/40,
GMR 21/41, and GMR 404/406 marine radar.
Austria
I
Luxembourg
Belgium
G
The Netherlands
Czech Republic
I
Poland
Denmark
G
Portugal
Estonia
I
Slovakia
Finland
I
Slovenia
France
G
Spain
Germany
G
Sweden
Greece
G
United Kingdom
Hungary
*
Cyprus
Ireland
I
Malta
Italy
G
Iceland
Latvia
I
Norway
Lithuania
G
Switzerland
I­—requires an individual license for operation.
G—can be operated under a general license or license exemption.
I
I
G
G
*
G
*
G
I
G
*
G
I
I
XM Satellite Radio Service Agreement
XM Satellite Radio Inc.
Hardware and required monthly subscription sold separately. Subscription fee is consumer
only. Other fees and taxes, including a one-time activation fee may apply. All programming
fees and weather data subject to change. XM WX weather data displays and individual product
availability vary by hardware equipment. Reception of the XM signal may vary depending on
location. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement included with the XM Welcome Kit
and available at xmradio.com. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. XM WX is a
trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
* This product may require licensing in your country of use. Refer to the national radio or
telecommunications office or ministry.
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Appendix > Weather Data Warranty
Weather Data Warranty
THE WEATHER DATA SOFTWARE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF NONINFRINGEMENT ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.
USER SAFETY
If you use XM Services it is your responsibility to exercise prudent discretion and observe
all safety measures required by law and your own common sense. You assume the entire risk
related to your use of the Services. XM and Garmin assume no responsibility for accidents
resulting from or associated with use of the Services. Your Radio Service includes traffic and
weather information, and you acknowledge that such information is not for “safety for life”,
but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and therefore cannot be relied upon as
safety-critical in connection with any aircraft, sea craft or automobile usage. This information
is provided “as is” and XM and Garmin disclaim any and all warranties, express and implied,
with respect thereto or the transmission or reception thereof. XM and Garmin further do
not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the traffic and weather
information disclosed on the Radio Service. In no event will XM and Garmin, their data
suppliers, service providers, marketing/distribution, software or Internet partners or hardware
manufacturers be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental,
consequential, special, exemplary or punitive damages or lost profits resulting from use of or
interruptions in the transmission or reception of the Services.
LIMITS ON OUR RESPONSIBILITY
a) DISCLAIMERS.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE RADIO
SERVICE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CONTENT
AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES
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Index
Index
Symbols
200 kHz frequency 72
2X zoom 76
3D Highway Page 41
4X zoom 76
50 kHz frequency 72
A
A-scope 76
accuracy 5
accuracy circle 67
acquiring satellites 4
active track log 50
ADJ/MENU Key 2
advanced map card setup 69
Advanced sub tab 95
AFC mode 95
AIS 68
alarms
deep water 57
navigation 57
proximity 19, 49
sonar 57
system 56
weather 57
Alarms tab 56
anchor drag 57
arches 73
arrival alarm 57
atmosphere 81
auto-detect services 92
AutoLocate 6
automatic backlight 58
Automatic Identification System. See AIS
112
B
backlight 4, 58
adjusting 4
basic operation 8
battery alarm 56
Bearing Line 94
Bearing pointer 40
bearing reference 93, 94
beeper 58
begin transmitting 91
BlueChart 11, 34, 97
bottom of the water 73
btm (bottom) lock 76
C
Card tab 54
Celestial tab 46
center offset 93
chart 66
cleaning 102
clock alarm 56
clutter 73
rain 87
sea 87
color 73
color bar 76
color gain 75
Comm tab 61
Compass Page 40
Course Up 66
create
routes 24
waypoints 12
creating waypoints
graphically 13
manually 14
cross-talk rejection 93
D
DATA/CNFG Key 2
Data Card
installing 97
removing 97
transferring data to/from 54
data felds 31
data transfer 61
date/time 98
datums 60
daylight saving 61
Declaration of Conformity 109
default settings 8
delete
routes 26
tracks 51
waypoints 18
delete by symbol 18
depth 59
depth line 76
digital data fields 31
digital navigation data 85
digital selective calling. See DSC
Dillution of Precision (DOP) 103
Display sub tab 93
distance units 60
DOP. See Dilution of Precision
DSC 51, 99
directory 53
distress call 52, 100
log 52
position report 52, 100
setup 53
DSC Item Review 52
DSC tab 51
dual beam 72
dual frequency 72, 74
E
EBL 89
edit
routes 26
waypoints 15
elevation units 60
ENTER/MARK Key 2, 12
entering data 9
enter standby 91
European License Requirements 110
F
factory defaults 32, 58
FCC compliance 109
FCTN key 33
features 8
FIND Key 2
fish symbols 74, 79
Follow Track 20, 22
frequency 76
200 kHz 72
50 kHz 72
FTC 87
function adjustments 33
function windows 33
G
gain 75, 87
setting 73
Garmin Marine Network 90
GDL 30 57, 81, 107
GMR 20/40 i
GMR 21/41 i
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Index
GMR 404/406 i, 91
Go To 20
Go To Point 20
GPS accuracy alarm 56
GPS receiver
initializing 4
GPS status icon 4
GPS tab 4, 42
GSD 21 57, 72
GSD 22 i, 57, 72
guard zone 87, 89
defining 89
H
hardness of the bottom 73
hard structure 73
heading 60
heading line 85, 93
heading sensor 90
hide/show navigation features 87
highlight 8
Highway Page. See 3D Highway Page
I
installation i
invert route 25
L
labels 67
language 58
leg distance 29
leg time 29
Limited Warranty 108
log, temperature 80
log and graph scale 80
LORAN TD 101–102
setting up 101
using 101
M
magnetic north 60
Main Menu 42–71
Card tab 54
Celestial tab 46
GPS tab 42
Highway tab 70
overview 42
Pages tab 63
Points tab 48
Radar tab 92
Routes tab 49
Sonar tab 69
System tab 58
Tide tab 43
Tracks tab 50
Trip tab 47
Weather tab 83–84
XM tab 70–71
main pages
Compass Page 40
configuring 31
Highway Page 41
Map Page 34–37
Radar Page 86–90
manage user card 54
manually adjust the radar 95
MapSource 9, 54, 97
map cursor 35
map data 9
map datums 60
map outlines 65
Map Page 34–37
distance and bearing 37
options 37
ranges 36
map pointer 10
moving 10
map ranges 36
map setup 39
Map tab 65–69
detail sub tab 66
nav sub tab 67
prefs sub tab 65
source sub tab 68
Maritime Mobile Service Identity. See MMSI
MARPA 87, 90–91
list 91
target 90
MARPA sub tab 92, 94
merge from card 54
messages 105
MMSI number 100
MOB 23
moon phase 46
moon rise/set 46
motor speed
high 91
normal 91
N
narrow beam 72
NAV/MOB Key 2, 19, 22, 53
navigating a saved route 25
Navigation Features 87, 93, 94
navigation terms 105
Nav alarms 57
NMEA 61
interface 62
output setup 62
north reference 60
O
off course alarm 57
on-screen buttons 9
options
selecting 9
orientation 66, 93
Own Vessel Safe Zone 94
P
Pages tab 63
PAGE Key 2
pointer mode 35
position format 59
position mode 35
position report 52
POWER Key 2
precipitation 81
pressure 60
proximity alarms 19
proximity waypoints 19
clearing 19
proximity waypoint list 18
Q
QUIT Key 2
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Index
R
Radar 84–95
adjustment menu 87
background color 93
overlay 92
range rings 84
understanding 84
Radar Page 86
Radar tab 92–95
Advanced sub tab 95
Display sub tab 93
General sub tab 93
MARPA sub tab 94
radar warming up 84
rain clutter 87
RANGE Keys 2
range rings 85
re-evaluate route 25
receiver status 5
referencing waypoints 17
replace from card 54
review waypoint page 15
rings 93
ROCKER Key 2
routes 24–29
copying 26
creating 24
deleting 26
editing 26
navigating 25
planning 29
TracBack 21
Routes tab 49
S
safety feature 84
safe zone ring 94
114
satellite location 98
satellite sky view 98
saved tracks 51
scale, log and graph 80
scroll bar 8
sea clutter 87
sea surface 81
serial number
electronic 58
services 58
Setup tab 58
set position 6
shallow water alarm 57
signal strength 95
simulator 58
simulator mode 6
setting up 7
turning off 7
turning on 6
simulator set position 7
simulator track 7
simulator track control 7
skyview orientation 6
software license agreement v
software update 86
software version 58
soft keys 3, 9, 85
soft structure 73
Sonar
understanding 72–80
sonar alarms 57
Sonar Page 74
adjustment menu 75
configuring 75
Sonar tab 77
sound waves 72
source, GPS 6
specifications 96
speed filter 58
speed units 60
spinning up 85
status bar 3, 4, 84
storage 102
strongest sonar returns 73
sun rise/set 46
surface clutter 73
symbol set 65
system alarms 56
system information 58
system mode 58
System tab 58
comm sub tab 61
general sub tab 58
time sub tab 60
units sub tab 59
Tracks
deleting 51
reviewing 22
saving 21
Tracks tab 50
track color 50
track logs 21, 50
track up 66
track value 50
trails 87, 88
Trip tab 47
turn unit on and off 3
T
vector length 94
velocity reference 94
VRM 89
VRM/EBL 87
adjusting 90
target expansion 87, 88
target history 94
temperature 60
temperature graph 76
temperature log 80
Tide Stations 44
Tide tab 43
Timed Transmit 93
STBY Time 93
XMIT Time 93
time duration 80
time format 61
Time To Safe Zone 94
time zone 61
TracBack 20, 22
Tips 23
U
Ultlrascroll 76
underwater waypoints 77
user waypoint list 17
V
W
WAAS 6, 98, 99
warming up 84
Warning Page 4
water immersion 102
water speed 78, 104
water temperature alarm 57
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual
Index
waypoints 12–24, 94
creating 13
deleting 18
editing 15
marking 12, 77
moving 16
proximity 18
referencing 17
reviewing 15
underwater 77
using 12
waypoint list 17
waypoint name
changing 15
waypoint symbol
changing 15
weakest returns 73
weather alarms 57
Weather tab 83–84
whiteline 74, 75
Wide Area Augmentation System. See WAAS
wide beam 72
X
XM tab 70–71
XM WX weather 81–83
customizing 81
forecast 83
Z
zoom 35, 76, 87, 88
Zoom level 88
GPSMAP 3205 Owner’s Manual115
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