Garmin 492 GPS Receiver User Manual

GPSMAP 76S
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Registration
GPSMAP 76S Registration
Introduction
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Introduction
Warnings and Cautions
WARNING: If you choose to use the GPSMAP 76S in a vehicle, it is the sole
responsibility of the owner/operator of the GPSMAP 76S to secure the GPS unit
so that it will not cause damage or personal injury in the event of an accident. Do
not mount the GPSMAP 76S over airbag panels or in a place where the driver or
passengers are likely to have an impact with it in an accident or collision.
WARNING: If you choose to use the GPSMAP 76S in a vehicle, it is the
sole responsibility of the operator of the vehicle to operate the vehicle in a safe
manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving conditions at all times, and
never become distracted by the GPSMAP 76S to the exclusion of safe operating
practices. It is unsafe to operate the GPSMAP 76S while you are driving. Failure
by the operator of a vehicle equipped with an GPSMAP 76S to pay full attention
to operating the vehicle and road conditions while the vehicle is in motion could
result in an accident or collision with property damage and personal injury.
CAUTION: IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT
PRUDENTLY. 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.
CAUTION: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the government of the United States, which is solely responsible for its accuracy and
maintenance. The system is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy
and performance of all GPS equipment. Although the GPSMAP 76S is a precision
electronic NAVigation AID (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
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NOTE: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC interference limits for
Class B digital devices FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE (“home or office” interference requirements are more stringent than “outdoor” requirements). Operation of
this device is subject to the following 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.
Introduction
FCC Compliance Statement
The GPSMAP 76S 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.
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Software License Agreement
Introduction
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 76S, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND
BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
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.
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....................................1-6
Registration ........................................ 1
Warnings and Cautions ...................... 2
FCC Compliance Statement ............... 3
Features.............................................. 4
Table of Contents ...............................5
Unit Features...................................... 6
MapSource Info................................ 47
Setup Menu- General Tab............ 47-48
Setup Menu-Altimeter Tab................ 49
Setup Menu-Compass Tab................ 50
Setup Menu-Time Tab ................. 50-51
Setup Menu-Units Tab...................... 51
Setup Menu-Location Tab............ 52-53
Setup Menu-Alarms Tab ................... 53
Section Two: Reference ................7-54
Setup Menu-Interface Tab ................ 54
Initializing the GPS Receiver............ 7-8
GPS Information Page ................... 8-11 Appendices.................................55-71
Map Page..................................... 12-13 Appendix A: Specifications...............55
Map Page Setup Options ............. 13-19 Appendix B: Wiring & Interfacing....56
Pointer Page ............................... 21-22 Appendix C: Time Offsets ................57
Highway Page.............................. 22-23 Appendix D: Map Datums...........58-59
Active Route/Goto Page .................... 24
Appendix E: Navigation Terms ....60-61
Plot Page ..................................... 24-26
Main Menu....................................... 26 Appendix F: Messages .................62-63
Trip Computer ............................ 27-28 Appendix G: Loran TD................64-65
Tracks.......................................... 28-30 Appendix H: Accessories ..................66
Waypoints ................................... 30-34 Appendix I: Index ......................67-70
Points of Interest......................... 35 Appendix J: Warranty.....................71
Cities .......................................... 36
Exits ...................................... 36-37
Addresses ................................... 37
Intersections ............................... 38
Routes ................................... 38-42
Proximity.................................... 43
Celestial ...................................... 44-46
Introduction
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Features
ZOOM
The GPSMAP 76S is a 7.5 ounce, 12 channel, hand held GPS receiver with a
built-in Quad Helix antenna. The GPSMAP 76S has nine keys located on the front of
the unit, that allow the user to quickly access all of the units functions. The GPSMAP
76S has a large 180 X 240 pixel, 4 level gray monochrome display for easy viewing.
The GPSMAP 76S is a full function GPS with a built-in Electronic Compass
and Barometer. Built-in cartography of a North American base map that includes
Interstate and State Highways and Exit Information. Using MapSource™, GARMIN’s
map data software (not included), you could choose to have the GPSMAP 76S
display a variety of different map information. We currently offer several mapping
options including our Metroguide™, Topo, Fishing Hot Spots, and BlueChart data.
Check your local dealer or our web site (www.garmin.com) for a complete listing of
MapSource products.
GARMIN designed your GPSMAP 76S with the user in mind. The GPSMAP 76S
is waterproof to IPX 7 standards, floats and is rugged enough to endure the most
trying use, and GARMIN’s friendly user interface will allow you to be navigating with
your new GPS in no time. Your GPSMAP 76S can provide one more critical benefit,
peace of mind. With your GPSMAP 76S you will know where you are, where you’ve
been and where you’re going. And since you’ll always know the way back home, you
can concentrate on what you set out to do, explore the great outdoors.
Thank you for choosing GARMIN!
Other features include:
Waypoints: 500 with name and graphic symbol.
Tracks: Automatic Track Log; 10 saved Tracks.
Routes: 50 Routes that let you navigate through a set of 50 waypoints.
NOTE: You should always be prepared and capable of
navigating without the GPSMAP 76S. It is designed to
compliment other forms of basic navigation, not entirely
replace them.
Trip Computer: Trip Odometer, Stopped Time, Moving Average Speed, Moving
Time, Overall Average Speed, Total Time, Max Speed and Odometer.
Celestial Data: Includes Tides, Sun and Moon, and Hunt and Fish times.
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The Reference Manual will describe the Main Display Pages and their options
in detail. The Quick Start Guide described the process of navigating the Main
Display Pages and the Option Menus. While the Reference Manual will provide
some direction on how to select an item, its main intention is to describe each
Main Page and it’s Option Menu in detail.
Initializing the GPS Receiver
Before the GPSMAP 76S can be used for GPS navigation, the GPS receiver
must be initialized. The GPS receiver should only need to be initialized the first
time the unit is used, or if it has been stored several months.
The GPSMAP 76S stores orbital data for each satellite in an Almanac. The
orbital data is supplied in the satellite signals. Each time the unit receives satellite
signals, the Almanac is updated. This is how the GPSMAP 76S knows which
satellites to search for. If you do not use your GPS for several months, or move
the unit several hundred miles between uses, the Almanac can become “cold”,
that is to say that the orbital information is no longer valid. If the Almanac is
“cold”, your unit may have trouble locking on to satellite signals. If the unit is
unable to receive enough satellite signals to determine its location, it will display
an options menu.
Reference
Getting Started
Initializing the GPS Receiver
Point top of unit toward sky
ZOOM
Initializing the GPS Receiver:
1. With fresh batteries installed, take the unit outside where a clear 360° view
of the sky can be obtained.
2. Turn the unit on and hold it in front of you with the top of the unit
tilted upward. Follow the screen prompts, pressing PAGE to display the GPS
Information Page.
3. The initialization process is automatic. It should take the GPSMAP 76S
no longer than five minutes to acquire enough satellite signals to become
operational. When the unit is able to navigate, it will display either “2D GPS
Location” or “3D GPS Location” in the Receiver Status Field.
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When initializing the receiver or trying to receive satellite
signals, orient the GPSMAP 76S so the top of the unit
points toward the sky. If the unit is held with the top of the
unit pointed toward the horizon, satellite reception may be
severly degraded.
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Initializing the GPS Receiver
Initialization Options
If the GPSMAP 76S is unable to determine its location, an options menu will
be displayed. Depending on the situation, select the appropriate option to help
the unit acquire satellites.
Use With GPS Off — This option will turn the GPS receiver Off. Select this
option if you are indoors and can not receive satellite signals, or if you wish to
use only the sensors. If this option is selected, it will save battery power and
allow the map to redraw faster.
New Location — If you have moved the unit to another state, province, or
country, and having trouble locking onto satellites, select ‘New Location’.
When you select ‘New Location’, another menu will be displayed. This menu
contains the options ‘Automatic’ or ‘Use Map’. If ‘Automatic’ is selected,
the unit will switch to AutoLocate mode and begin searching for satellites. If
‘Use Map’ is selected, the Pointer on the Map Page can be used to select your
approximate location and the unit will continue to acquire satellites normally.
‘Automatic’ may take longer to acquire satellites.
Initialization Options
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Stored w/o Batteries — If you have stored the unit without batteries the
date stored in the GPS may be incorrect. To check the date, highlight ‘Stored
w/o Batteries’ and verify the date displayed. If the date is incorrect, select
‘Stored w/o Batteries’ to search for satellites.
Continue Acquiring — Select this option if you are in an area where the satellite signals are being temporarily blocked.
GPS Information Page
The GPS Information Page displays your speed, GPS elevation, the estimated
accuracy, receiver status, satellite locations, satellite signal strength, the date, time
and the GPS receiver’s current location. If you have a Location Format other than
the default (hddd° mm.mmm) selected, pressing the ROCKER key in any direction will toggle the current location at the bottom of the page between the two
Location Formats.
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Speed, GPS Elevation and Estimated Accuracy
When the GPS is receiving at least three satellite signals, it will provide you
with the current GPS Speed, DGPS Status, and the estimated Accuracy of the GPS
Location. The GPS must be receiving at least four satellite signals to report GPS
Elevation.
Current GPS Receiver Status
The current status of the GPS receiver will always be displayed.
Autolocate — Forces the receiver to search for each satellite individually.
Acquiring Satellites — The receiver will begin in this mode each time the
unit is turned on. The GPS receiver will remain in this mode until it has
acquired at least 3 satellite signals.
2D GPS Location — Indicates that the receiver is only using three satellite signals. When a 2D GPS Location is achieved, the GPS will display your current
position but is incapable of providing an altitude reading.
3D GPS Location — Indicates the receiver is currently using at least four
satellite signals and is capable of providing your current position and altitude.
2D Differential Location — Indicates the receiver is using DGPS or WAAS
differential data on three satellites.
3D Differential Location — Indicates the receiver is using DGPS or WAAS
differential data on at least four satellites.
Lost Satellite Reception — Indicates that the GPS has lost satellite reception.
Simulating GPS — Indicates the GPSMAP 76S is running in Simulator Mode
and the GPS receiver is turned off. It is important to remember when you are
using the Simulator, the GPSMAP 76S can not be used for actual navigation.
Reference
Getting Started
GPS Information Page
Data Fields
Satellite
Signal
Strength
Receiver
Status
Satellite
Location
Time
Date
Location
GPS Information Page
GPS Off — Indicates that the GPS receiver is turned off.
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GPS Information Page
Satellite Location
The location of each available satellite is displayed over two location rings.
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 will become highlighted on the location rings. The unit can be set to display satellite location with North, or your
current track toward the top of the display.
Satellite Strength Indicator Bars
90°
Center dot - 90°
above the horizon
Inner ring- 45°
above the horizon
Outer ring the horizon
45°
The Satellite Strength Indicator Bars not only show the strength of the signal
being received, they also show the status of the signal. The bars will be either
shaded with a light grey, or filled with solid black. If the bar is grey, it means
that the GPS is receiving a signal from the satellite and is in the process of storing
orbital data provided in the GPS signal. When the bar turns solid black, the GPS
is using the satellite signal for navigation. A “D” in or above the bar means that
differential corrections are being applied to that satellite.
Date, Time and Current Location
Satellite Sky View
The GPS gets date and time information from the satellites. The satellites
are equipped with an atomic clock that is very accurate. Since the GPS clock
is derived from timing information sent from the satellite, the GPS clock is also
very accurate.
When the GPS receiver has achieved a 2D or 3D GPS Location, the current
location will be displayed in the selected Location Format.
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GPS Information Page Options Menu
To activate the Options Menu from the GPS Information Page, press the
MENU Key. To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press
ENTER.
Use With GPS On/Off — This option turn the GPS receiver On of Off. Select
this option if you are indoors and can not receive satellite signals, or if you
wish to use only the sensors. If this option is selected, it will save battery
power and allow the map to redraw faster.
Reference
Getting Started
GPS Information Page
Start/Stop Simulator — This option is used to Start or Stop the Simulator.
Track Up/North Up — This option determines if the satellites are displayed
with the rings oriented with North toward the top of the display or your current track toward the top of the display.
New Location — if you have moved the unit to another state, province, or
country, and you are having trouble locking onto satellite signals select ‘New
Location’.
When you select ‘New Location’, an options menu will be displayed. This
menu contains the options ‘Automatic’ or ‘Use Map’. If you select ‘Automatic’
the unit will switch to AutoLocate and begin searching for satellites. This
method can take up to five minutes for the unit to begin navigation.
GPS Information Page Options
If you select ‘Use Map’ you can use the Pointer on the Map Page to select your
approximate location and the unit will continue to acquire satellites normally
using the almanac for satellite reference. Using this method, the unit does not
need to reinitalize and should receive satellite signals quickly.
If the unit is in the ‘Simulator’ mode, the ‘Use Map’ feature will allow you to
move the simulated current location.
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Reference
Map Page
User Selectable Data Fields
Map Page
The GPSMAP 76S comes with a built-in basemap of North America that
includes a database of Cities, Interstate, State and County Highways, Exit information, Lake and River outlines and Railway Lines. The standard basemap can
be enhanced using GARMIN’s MapSource products.
Changing the Zoom Scale
You can change the Zoom Scale on the Map Page allowing you to either view
a smaller area in greater detail or a larger area with less detail. As referred to in
this manual, when you decrease the Zoom Scale you will view a smaller area with
greater detail. The current Zoom Scale setting is displayed in the lower left corner
of the Map Page. If ‘Overzoom’ is displayed under the scale, no further map
information is available.
To change the Zoom Scale:
1. Press the IN Key to decrease the Zoom Scale.
2. Press the OUT Key to increase the Zoom Scale.
Map Page Options
To access the Map Page Options, with the Map Page displayed, press the
MENU Key. To select an option from the Menu, highlight the desired selection
then press ENTER.
Zoom Scale
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Full Screen Map — This option hides the data fields and expands the map to
include the entire display. When ‘Full Screen Map’ is selected the option will
change to ‘Show Data Fields’.
Measure Distance — This option will allow you to measure the distance
between two points. As you move the Map Pointer, the Distance, Bearing and
Location of the Pointer are displayed at the top of the map. To measure the
distance between to map points, press ENTER to set a reference, then move
the Map Pointer to the other location. The Bearing, and Distance are displayed
below the data fields.
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Show Next Street — This option adds a window below the Data Fields that
will display the name of the next cross street. This will only function if ‘Lock
to Road’ is ‘On’ (see Setup Map — ‘Other’ Tab on page 33) and MapSource
Metroguide or City Navigator data is loaded in the unit.
Setup Page Layout — This option allows you to select the number of data
fields rows and the size of text used in the fields. You have the option of
displaying, None, Small (1 Row), Small (2 Rows), Small (3 Rows), Medium
(1 Row), Medium (2 Rows), Medium (3 Rows), Large (1 Row), or Large
(2 Rows). To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press
ENTER. The new configuration will be displayed on the map.
Reference
Getting Started
Map Page
Change Data Fields — This option allow you to select the type of data that
you want displayed in the data fields. To change a data type, place the highlight over the desired data field, then press ENTER. Using the ROCKER,
scroll through the available selections. With the data type highlighted, press
ENTER to accept the selection.
Setup Map — This option contains the Map Page Setup features. The features are arranged on a tab menu making it easy to locate the different setup
items.
The ‘General’, ‘Map’, ‘Waypoint’, ‘Point’, ‘Marine’, ‘Line’, ‘Area’, ‘Topo’, ‘City’,
‘Road’, and ‘Other’ Tabs have setting for ‘Text’, ‘Zoom’ or both. Please read
the description of these settings to understand how they affect the display
characteristics of the options on the Map Page.
• Text Setting — The ‘Text’ setting allows you to determine the size of text
used when displaying a name or label for an item on the Map Page. There are
four options for the ‘Text’ setting, Off, Small, Med, and Large. If you select
‘Off’, the item will be displayed on the map without a name or label. If you
select ‘Small’, ‘Med’ or ‘Large’, the name, the item will be displayed with a
name or label in the text size selected.
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Map Page Options
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Map Page Options
• Zoom Setting — This setting determines when items will be displayed
on the map. You have the option of selecting ‘Off’, ‘Auto’ or a ‘Zoom’ Scale
that coincides with the Zoom Scales for the map.
If you select ‘Off’, the items for that option will not be displayed on the Map
Page. If you select ‘Auto’, the GPSMAP 76S will automatically determine the
zoom level at which to display the selected items. If you select a scale setting, the items will be displayed on the map only when the Map Zoom Scale
is at or less than the selected scale .
As an example, if you select 500ft as ‘Zoom’ Scale setting, the selected items
will only be displayed when the Map Zoom Scale is at 500ft or less.
Setup Map — ‘General’ Tab
The ‘General’ Tab contains the settings for Detail, Orientation, Colors, and
Auto Zoom. Below is a description of each feature. To change a setting,
highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make your selection, then
press ENTER to accept the new selection.
Detail — Settings: Most, More, Normal, Less, and Least. The Detail settings
allow you to control the amount of map data displayed on the unit. If you
select a setting with high detail, the screen redraw times will be slower.
Setup Map — ‘General’ Tab
Map Orientation — Settings: North Up, Track Up, and Course Up. This
options allows you to determine how the map is displayed. If ‘North Up’
is selected, North will always be at the top of the display. If ‘Track Up’ is
selected, your current track will always be toward the top of the display. If
‘Course Up’ is selected, the active course line will always be toward the top
of the display. If you have ‘Course Up’ selected and do not have an active
course, your current track will be toward the top of the display.
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Colors — This option gives you the ability to configure the map to display
either land or water as white. If you select ‘Land’ the land portion of the
display will be lighter in color than the water. If you select ‘Water’ the water
portion of the display will be lighter in color than the land.
Auto Zoom — This option allows you to have the map automatically zoom in
on a waypoint as you approach it.
Reference
Getting Started
Map Page Options
Setup Map — ‘Map’ Tab
The ‘Map’ Tab contains settings for the Basemap, MapSource, Lat Lon Grids,
and Grid Labels. To change a setting, highlight the appropriate field then
press ENTER. Make your new selection then press ENTER to accept the
selection.
Basemap — This option allow you to turn the Basemap data ‘On’ or ‘Off’. If
you select ‘Off’, the Basemap will no longer be displayed.
MapSource — This option is only available if Mapsource CD data has been
loaded into the unit. If MapSource data is available, you can choose whether
or not to display the data on the map by selecting either ‘On’ or ‘Off’. If you
select ‘Off’, the MapSource data will not be displayed on the Map Page.
Lat Lon Grid — Lat Lon Grids will be displayed in smaller increments as the
Zoom Level on the Map Page is decreased. The ‘Zoom’ setting for this option
determines when the grids will begin displaying on the Map Page.
Setup Map — ‘Map’ Tab
If you select ‘Auto’, and have the Basemap or MapSource options set to ‘ON’,
the unit will not display a Lat Lon Grid.
Grid Labels — This option allows you to display the coordinates on the grid.
You must have the ‘Lat Lon Grid’ displayed for ‘Grid Labels’ to be displayed. If
you select ‘Auto’, and have the Basemap or MapSource options set to ‘ON’, the
unit will not display Grid Labels.
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Map Page Options
Setup Map — ‘Waypoint’ Tab
The ‘Waypoint’ Tab contains the Waypoint, and Active Route Waypoint
option settings. Each of the options has a ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ setting. To
change a setting, highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make
your new selection, then press ENTER to accept the selection.
Waypoints — This option sets the display parameters for all waypoints.
Active Route Waypoint — This option sets the display parameters for
waypoints that are in an Active Route. As an example, if you have selected
‘Small’ as the text option for all waypoints, but selected ‘Large’ as the setting
for Active Route Waypoints, the waypoints included in an Active Route will
be displayed with large text on the Map Page.
Setup Map — ‘Waypoint’ Tab
Setup Map — ‘Point’ Tab
The ‘Point’ Tab contains the Navaids, Points of Interest, Geo, and Exit option
settings. Each of the options has a ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ setting. To change a
setting, highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make your new
selection, then press ENTER to accept the selection.
Navaids — are items displayed on the Map that aid navigation. Navaids can
be landmarks, milemarkers, hazards, light houses, buoys etc.
Points of Interest — include general business listings such as restaurants,
hotels, gas stations, etc..
Geo — include points such as schools, cemeteries, churches, towers, glaciers,
parks, etc.
Exit — includes exit information for the US and Canada.
Setup Map — ‘Point’ Tab
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Setup Map — ‘Marine’ Tab
The ‘Marine’ Tab contains ‘Text’ settings for Spot Soundings, Navaids, Tide
Stations, and Services and ‘Zoom’ settings for Navaids, Tide Stations and
Services.
Spot Soundings — are depth readings shown in MapSource BlueChart data.
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Getting Started
Map Page Options
Navaids — are aids to navigation such as buoys and lighthouses.
Tide Stations — are stations where Tide information is gathered.
Services — include Marinas, Gas Stations ect.
Setup Map — ‘Line’ Tab
The ‘Line’ Tab contains the ‘Zoom’ scale settings for Track Log, Saved Tracks,
Course Lines, and the Bearing Line. To change a setting, highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make your new selection, then press ENTER
to accept the selection.
Track Log — the Track Log is the bread crumb trail that is left behind as your
position changes on the Map Page.
Setup Map — ‘Marine’ Tab
Course Lines — shows a line from the point navigation was initiated to a
destination waypoint.
Bearing Line — the Bearing Line will show the bearing from your current
location to the active waypoint. This can be used to steer the shortest path to
the waypoint.
Setup Map — ‘Line’ Tab
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Map Page Options
Setup Map — ‘Area’ Tab
The ‘Area’ Tab contains the ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ settings for River/Lakes, Parks,
Other, and Metro. To change a setting, highlight the field then press ENTER.
Make your new selection, then press ENTER to accept the selection.
River/Lake — Rivers and Lakes will appear shaded on the map.
Park — Area Parks will appear as a shaded area.
Other — Geographical areas such as shopping centers and university campuses will appear as a shaded area.
Metro — Metropolitan areas will appear as a shaded area.
Setup Map — ‘Area’ Tab
Setup Map — ‘Topo’ Tab
Setup Map — ‘Topo’ Tab
The ‘Topo’ Tab contains the ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ settings for Major Contour,
Intermediate Contour, and Minor Contour Lines. The Land Cover option
has a ‘Zoom’ setting. To change a setting, highlight the appropriate field then
press ENTER. Make your new selection, then press ENTER to accept the
selection.
The Contour Line settings are used to de-clutter the map. If ‘Auto’ is the
selected ‘Zoom’ setting, the Major and Minor Contour Lines will be displayed
at a higher Map Zoom Scale setting.
Setup Map — ‘City’ Tab
The ‘City’ Tab contains the ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ settings for Large City, Medium
City, Small City and Small Towns. To change a setting, highlight the field then
press ENTER. Make your selection, then press ENTER to accept.
Setup Map — ‘City’ Tab
The City settings are used to de-clutter the map. If ‘Auto’ is the selected
‘Zoom’ setting, the Large and Medium cities will be displayed at a higher Map
Zoom Scale setting.
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Setup Map — ‘Road’ Tab
The ‘Road’ Tab contains the ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ settings for Local Road Names
and ‘Zoom’ settings for Freeway, Highway, and Local Roads. To change a
setting, highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make your new
selection, then press ENTER to accept the selection.
Reference
Getting Started
Map Page Options
Freeway — Interstate and U.S. Highways
Highway — State Highways and Local Highways
Local Roads — All Other Roads
Local Road Names — Name Labels for Local Roads
Setup Map — ‘Other’ Tab
The ‘Other’ Tab contains the ‘Text’ and ‘Zoom’ settings for Railroad and an
On/Off setting for the Accuracy Circle. To change a setting, highlight the
appropriate field then press ENTER. Make your new selection, then press
ENTER to accept the selection.
Railroad — controls the display of railways lines on the Map Page.
Accuracy Circle — The Accuracy Circle is displayed around the Location Triangle on the Map Page. The Accuracy Circle depicts the estimated accuracy
of the location. If your current location is matched to a road, no Accuracy
Circle will be displayed.
Heading Line — If the Heading line is ‘On’, a line showing your current heading will be projected on the map from the current location. The Heading line
is a thin black line.
Lock to Roads — If ‘Lock to Roads’ is ‘On’, the unit will try to match your
location to a road.
Setup Map — ‘Road’ Tab
Setup Map — ‘Other’ Tab
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Compass Page
User Data Fields
Status
Bar
Vertical
Line
Compass
Ring
Pointer
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When the Electronic Compass is “ON”, the compass
icon N will be displayed on the Map, Compass, and
Highway Pages.
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Compass Page
The Compass Page is best used for navigation when a straight line course can
not be followed. The Compass Page has User Selectable Data Fields along the
top, a Status Bar, Compass Ring and a Pointer.
The Compass Page can navigate using the Electronic Compass or the GPS
receiver. From the factory the unit will navigate below 10 mph using the Electronic Compass. If the unit’s speed exceeds 10 mph, the unit will automatically
switch to the GPS receiver for navigation. When the unit’s speed drops below 10
mph for more than 90 seconds, the unit will revert to using the Electronic Compass for navigation. These settings can be changed on the Main Menu ‘Compass’
Tab (see pages 47-48).
The Electronic Compass can easily be toggled On/Off by pressing and holding
the PAGE key. A message will be displayed along the bottom of the screen indicating the state of the Electronic Compass. Press the ENTER key to acknowledge
the message. If you would like to save battery power, it is recommended that you
only turn the Electronic Compass on to take a reading then turn it back off. If the
Electronic Compass is turned off, the unit will automatically use the GPS receiver
for navigation.
The Compass Ring is a graphic display of your current heading. As you
change direction, the Compass Ring will rotate, your current heading will always
be at the top of the compass. The Pointer will always point toward the active destination waypoint. When you are going directly toward the waypoint, the Pointer
will align with the vertical line in the Compass Ring. When you arrive at the
waypoint, a message ‘Arriving at Destination’ will be displayed. It is important to
note that while using the GPS receiver for navigation, the Compass Ring does not
act as a true compass. You must be moving for the Compass Ring and Pointer to
update and correctly point towards your destination. When using the Electronic
Compass for navigation, the unit must be held level or the compass reading may
be inaccurate. If the unit is not being held level, a message “Hold Level” will be
displayed.
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Compass Page Options
To access the Compass Page Options, with the Compass Page displayed press
the MENU Key.
Setup Page Layout — This option allows you to select the number of data
field rows and the size of text used in the fields. You have the option of
displaying, None, Small (1 Row), Small (2 Rows), Small (3 Rows), Medium
(1 Row), Medium (2 Rows), Medium (3 Rows), Large (1 Row), or Large
(2 Rows). To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press
ENTER. The new configuration will be displayed on the map. Press QUIT to
exit the option.
Change Data Fields — This option allows you to select the type of data you
want displayed in the data fields. To change a data type, place the highlight
over the desired data field, then press ENTER. Using the ROCKER, scroll
through the available selections. With a data type highlighted, press ENTER
to accept the selection. For a list of available data fields, see appendix ?.
Calibrate Compass — The Electronic Compass will need to be calibrated
the first time batteries are installed and whenever batteries are changed. To
calibrate the compass, with ‘Start’ on the Calibrate Compass Page highlighted
press ENTER. With the unit held level, slowly turn the unit through at
least two revolutions in the same direction. There will be a prompt indicating if you are turning the unit ‘Too Fast’, ‘Just Right’, or ‘Too Slowly’. When
finished, the unit will display a message indicating if the calibration was successful of failed. If the calibration was successful, press ENTER to continue, if
the calibration failed, press ENTER to try the calibration again.
Sight ‘N Go — This feature allows the user to visually locate a landmark and
lock in a magnetic heading to it. Once a heading is locked, the unit will begin
navigation along that heading.
Reference
Getting Started
Compass Page Options
Compass Page Options
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Highway Page
Highway Page
Highway Page Options
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Highway Page
The Highway Page is best used for navigation when a straight line course can
be followed. The Highway Page has User Selectable Data Fields along the top, a
Status Bar, and the Highway Display.
The Highway Page shares many features with the Map Page. Any tracks,
saved tracks or waypoints that are within the display area will be shown, the
Zoom Level can be changed using the IN and OUT Keys, and the Triangle represents your current location.
To navigate using the Highway, follow the road. If the Highway moves to the
right, turn right until the triangle is aligned with the White Line in the middle of
the Highway, and the Highway is pointed toward the top of the display. When
you are approaching a turn, a message “Approaching Turn” will be displayed.
As you approach your destination, a message ‘Arriving at Destination’ will be
displayed. If using the Electronic Compass for navigation, the unit will need to
be held level. If the unit is not level, a message ‘Hold Level’ will be displayed.
Highway Page Options
To access the Highway Page Options, with the Highway Page displayed press
the MENU Key. To select an option from the Menu, highlight the desired selection then press ENTER.
Setup Page Layout — This option allows you to select the text size and the
number of data fields rows. You have the option of displaying: None, Small
(1 Row), Small (2 Rows), Small (3 Rows), Medium (1 Row), Medium (2
Rows), Medium (3 Rows), Large (1 Row), or Large (2 Rows). To select an
option, highlight the desired selection then press ENTER. The new configuration will be displayed on the map.
Change Data Fields — This option allow you to select the type of data you
want displayed in the data fields. To change a data type, place the highlight
over the desired data field, then press ENTER. Using the ROCKER, scroll
through the available selections. With the data type highlighted, press
ENTER to accept the selection.
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Setup Highway — This option contains the Highway Setup features. The features are arranged on a tab menu making it easy to locate the different setup
items. To select an option from a Menu Tab, highlight the desired selection
then press ENTER.
Setup Highway — ‘Line’ Tab
Reference
Getting Started
Highway Page Options
The ‘Line’ Tab contains the On/Off settings for Active Log, Active Route, Track
Log and Saved Tracks. To change a setting, highlight the appropriate field
then press ENTER. Make your new selection, then press ENTER to accept
the selection.
Active Leg — If ‘Off’ is selected, the Active Leg of the Graphic Highway will
not be displayed.
Active Route — If ‘Off’ is selected, the Graphic Highway will not be displayed.
Track Log — If ‘Off’ is selected, the Track Log will not be displayed.
Saved Tracks — If ‘Off’ is selected, Saved Tracks will not be displayed.
Setup Highway — ‘Waypoint’ Tab
The ‘Waypoint’ Tab contains the On/Off settings for Next, Route, and Other.
To change a setting, highlight the appropriate field then press ENTER. Make
your new selection, then press ENTER to accept the selection.
Next — This setting determines if the next waypoint in a Route will be
displayed. If ‘On’ is selected, you will see the next waypoint in the Route. If
‘On’ is selected and the Route option is set to ‘Off’ only the Next Waypoint in
the Route will be displayed.
Route — This setting determines if the waypoints in a Route will be displayed. If this selection is set to ‘Off’, Route Waypoints will not be on the
Graphic Highway.
Other — This setting determines if nearby waypoints are displayed.
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Setup Highway — ‘Line’ Tab
Setup Highway — ‘Waypoint’ Tab
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Active Route — Plot Page
Active Route Page
Active Route/Goto Page
The Active Route/Goto Page will show the waypoint(s) that are currently
being used for navigation. If you are navigating using a ‘Go To’, then the active
waypoint will be displayed with the distance remaining displayed on the right
side of the display. If you are navigating a route, the list of route waypoints is
displayed with the distance of each leg displayed on the right side of the display.
Pressing the ROCKER to the right or left will cycle the data field on the right side
of the display though a variety of data. Pressing MENU will display the options
that are available for current navigation.
Plot Page
The Plot Page is used to view data provided by the Altimeter. The unit can be
set to plot Pressure or Elevation changes. Either Barometric Pressure or Ambient
Pressure can be plotted over time. Elevation changes can be plotted over time or
distance. The Elevation Plot data is contained in the track tog. If you clear the
track log the current elevation plot will also be cleared. Clearing the track log
will not clear a current Pressure Plot.
The Plot Page has configurable data fields at the top. A data field at the
bottom of the page will show current information that relates to the type of data
shown on the plot.
Pressing the ROCKER Up or Down will change the vertical scale of the plot.
Pressing the ROCKER key Up, increases the vertical scale showing less vertical
detail on the plot. Pressing the ROCKER key Down decreases the vertical scale,
showing more vertical detail.
Plot Page
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Pressing the ‘Zoom’ IN or OUT key will change the horizontal scale, and
allows you to view a larger area of the plot in less detail, or a smaller area in
greater detail. Zooming OUT increases the horizontal scale, showing more data,
Zooming IN decreases the vertical scale, showing less data. When zooming
OUT, the vertical scale will be increased if needed to accommodate all of the
vertical detail of the data.
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To pan along the length of the plot, press the ROCKER key to the Left or
Right. This will display a crosshair that will track along the plot. Data for the
selected plot point will be shown in labels along the vertical and horizontal scales.
To exit the panning mode, press the QUIT key.
Plot Page Options
Reference
Getting Started
Plot Page Options
Plot Barometer/Plot Ambient Pressure — Sets the Plot Page to show either
Barometric or Ambient pressure over time. These options will only be available when the unit is plotting pressure.
Plot Over Time/ Plot Over Distance — These options will only be available
when the unit is plotting elevation. Selecting ‘Plot Over Distance’ sets the
horizontal scale of the plot to show distance. Selecting ‘Plot Over Time’ sets
the horizontal scale of the plot to show time. The plot will be able to show
data stored for the last 72 hours or the last 80 miles/120 kilometers travled.
Show Elevation Plot/Show Pressure Plot — Sets the Plot Page to show either
Elevation or Pressure.
Setup Page Layout — This option allows you to select the number of data
field rows and the size of text used in the fields. You have the option of
displaying, None, Small (1 Row), Small (2 Rows), Small (3 Rows), Medium
(1 Row), Medium (2 Rows), Medium (3 Rows), Large (1 Row), or Large
(2 Rows). To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press
ENTER. The new configuration will be displayed on the page. Press QUIT to
exit the option.
Panning the Plot Page
Plot Page Options
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Plot Page Options — Main Menu
Calibrate Altimeter Page
Change Data Fields — This option allow you to select the type of data that
you want displayed in the data fields. To change a data type, place the highlight over the desired data field, then press ENTER. Using the ROCKER,
scroll through the available selections. With the data type highlighted, press
ENTER to accept the selection.
Calibrate Altimeter — If necessary, the Altimeter can be calibrated. If Altimeter Auto Calibration is on, you may not need to calibrate the Altimeter. See
page 47 for Altimeter Auto Calibration settings.
To calibrate the Altimeter, select ‘Calibrate Altimeter’ from the options menu
and press ENTER. Select ‘Current Elevation’, Current Pressure’ or ‘GPS
Elevation’ from the ‘Calibrate Altimeter Using’ field. If available, a known
good pressure or exact elevation is preferable. If these are not available, the
GPS Elevation can be used for calibration. If ‘Current Elevation’ or ‘Current
Pressure’ is selected, a value for the pressure or elevation will need to be
entered into the ‘Value’ field. When finished, highlight the ‘Set’ button and
press ENTER to accept the calibration settings.
Main Menu Page
The Main Menu Page contains settings and features that are not on the Main
Pages. The Main Menu can be accessed from any of the Main Pages by pressing
MENU twice. To select an item on the Main Menu, place the highlight over the
menu item then press ENTER.
Along the bottom of the Main Menu are three fields, Backlight Status,
Memory Status and a Power Indicator that will indicate if the unit is using battery
or external power and the energy level of the batteries. The Battery Indicator is
calibrated for Alkaline Batteries, if you choose to use another type of battery, the
indicator may not be accurate.
Main Menu Page
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Trip Computer
The Trip Computer Page has two tabs along the top, Horizontal and Vertical.
Bothe the Horizontal and Vertical Tab have eight data fields. Pressing the MENU
key will display the options for the selected tab.
Horizontal Tab Data Fields
Trip Odom — The Trip Odometer field will display the total distance traveled
since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Stopped Time — The Stopped Time field will display the total time that the
unit was not moving since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Moving Avg — The Moving Average (Speed) field will display an average
based on the time the unit was in motion since the Trip Computer was last
reset.
Moving Time — The Moving Time field will display the total time the unit
was in motion since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Overall Avg — The Overall Average (Speed) field will display the average
speed of the unit since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Total Time — The Total Time field will display the Total Time that the unit
has been turned on since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Max Speed — The Maximum Speed field will display the maximum speed
the unit traveled since the Trip Computer was last reset.
Odometer — Will display the total distance traveled since it was last reset.
Reference
Getting Started
Main Menu — Trip Computer
Trip Computer — Horizontal Tab
Horizontal Tab Options
Reset Trip — This option will reset all fields except Max Speed and odometer
to zero.
Reset Max Speed — This option will reset the Max Speed field to zero.
Reset Odometer — This option will reset the Odometer field to zero.
Reset All — This option will reset all of the Horizontal & Vertical Tab fields
to zero.
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Trip Computer — Vertical Tab
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Trip Computer Options — Tracks
Horizontal Tab Options
Vertical Tab Options
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Vertical Tab Data Fields
Total Ascent — The Total Ascent field will show the Total Ascent of the trip in
the units selected. This field indicates the total off all ascents.
Total Descent — The Total Descent field will show the Total Descent of the
trip in the units selected. This field indicates the total off all descents.
As an example, if you ascend 100 ft, descend 20 ft, ascend 50 ft and descend
30 ft, the Total Ascent would be 150 ft and Total Descent would be 70 ft.
Max Ascent — The Max Ascent field shows the maximum rate of ascent.
Max Descent — The Max Descent field shows the maximum rate of descent.
Avg Ascent — The Avg Ascent field shows the average rate of ascent.
Avg Descent — The Avg Descent field shows the average rate of descent.
Max Elevation — The Max Elevation field shows the Maximum Elevation for
the trip.
Min Elevation — The Min Elevation field shows the Minimum Elevation for
the trip.
Vertical Tab Options
Reset Trip — This option will reset all fields except Max Elevation to zero.
Reset Max Elevation — This option will reset the Max Elevation field to zero.
Reset All — This option will reset all Vertical & Horizontal Tab fields to zero.
Tracks
The Tracks Page displays the amount of Track Memory used, will allow you to
‘Save’ or ‘Clear’ the current Track Log, shows how many Saved Tracks are unused
and displays a list of any Saved Tracks.
Save — When ‘Save’ is selected, you can choose how much of the track log
you wish to save. Make a selection, then press ENTER to save the selection.
Clear — The ‘Clear’ Button will clear the Track Log. If the Map Page is
becoming cluttered with tracks, clearing the Track Log will clean up the map.
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Track Page Options
To display the Track Options, from the Track Page, press the MENU Key.
Delete Saved Track — If you have saved tracks, this option will allow you to
delete the saved track.
Delete All Tracks — This option will delete all saved tracks.
Reference
Getting Started
Track Page Options
Setup Track Log — This selection displays the Track Log Setup menu. This
menu contains options for Track Recording, Record Method, and Interval.
• Recording — ‘Off’, ‘Wrap When Full’ or ‘Stop When Full’. If ‘Wrap When
Full’ is selected, when track memory is full, the oldest track
point will be deleted and a new point added at the end.
• Record Method — Can be set to ‘Auto’, ‘Time’ or ‘Distance’.
• Interval — is used to select or enter an interval for the Record Method.
Track Information Page
To access information on a Saved Track, highlight the desired track then press
ENTER. This will display the Track Information Page.
Main Menu — Track Page
The Track Information Page contains data fields for the Name, Distance, and
Points. There are four Option Buttons along the bottom of the page.
Name — this field will allow you to change the Saved Track Name. When
tracks are saved the GPSMAP 76S will use a date as the default track name.
Distance — shows the total distance of the Saved Track.
Points — shows the number of track log points in the Saved Track.
Area — shows calculated acreage within the track. The end points of the
track will be connected with a straight line when calculating area. If a track
crosses itself, the area calculation will not be accurate.
Track Page Options
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Track Information Page
Points Page
Show on Map and Highway — when checked, will allow the Saved Track to
be displayed on the Map and Highway Pages.
Elevation Plot — the ‘Elevation Plot’ button will show the Elevation Plot for
the saved track on the Plot Page.
Delete Button — if the ‘Delete’ Button is selected, you will be prompted to
verify you want to delete the Saved Track.
Map Button — will display the Saved Track on the Map Page.
TracBack Button — will initiate TracBack Navigation. TracBack Navigation
uses Track Points in a saved track to automatically create a route. You will
have the option of navigating the route in the ‘Original’ or ‘Reverse’ direction.
OK Button — saves any changes and returns the display to the Tracks Page.
Points Page
The Points Page allow you to select Waypoints, Points of Interest, Cities, Exits,
Addresses, and Intersections using your current location or a location on the
map. To select a Point item, highlight the desired selection then press ENTER.
Waypoints
Track Information Page
TIP:
If you know that you are going to want to use the
TracBack feature for a return trip, clear the Track Log
before you start the trip. This will ensure that you are
only navigating along the most recent Track.
When ‘Waypoints’ is selected, a user waypoint list will displayed. This list
can be displayed as ‘Waypoints by Name’, or by ‘Nearest Waypoints’. With the
waypoint list displayed, pressing the MENU Key will display an Options Menu.
Waypoint Options Menu
Find By Name / Find Nearest — This option allows you to select how the
Waypoint List will be displayed. When ‘Find Nearest’ is currently selected,
‘Find by Name’ will be displayed in the options menu.
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Find Nearest — will display a list containing the nearest waypoints within a
100 mile radius. The waypoints will be listed with the nearest waypoint at
the top of the list.
Find By Name — will display a list containing all User Waypoints. You have
the option of entering a waypoint name in the data field or scrolling through
the Waypoint List.
Reference
Getting Started
Waypoint Options Menu
Creating Waypoints
As you enter a waypoint name, the GPSMAP 76S will update the waypoint list
to show waypoint names that coincide with the letters that have been entered.
You can continue to enter the name if you like, or you can press the ENTER
Key and scroll through the list.
Delete Waypoint — Will delete the selected waypoint.
Delete By Symbol — Will delete all waypoints having the same symbol as the
selected waypoint.
Delete All — Will delete all of the user waypoints.
Creating Waypoints
Point — Waypoint Option Menu
There are three methods for creating waypoints in the GPSMAP 76S. You
can press the ENTER/MARK key while at a location, you can create a waypoint
on the Map Page, or you can enter coordinates for a waypoint manually. When
a waypoint is created pressing the MENU key will display four options, ‘Average
Location’, ‘Project Location’, ‘Sight ‘N Store’ and ‘Append to Route’.
Creating a waypoint using the ENTER/MARK Key — When at a location that
you want to save, press and hold ENTER/MARK until the Mark Waypoint
Page is displayed. At this point you can edit the waypoint name, symbol,
elevation and depth (see page 42 for information on editing waypoints). To
save the waypoint to memory, highlight the ‘OK’ button and press ENTER.
Mark Waypoint Page
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Creating & Editing Waypoints
Symbol Field
Name Field
There are four buttons at the bottom of the ‘Mark Waypoint’ Page, ‘Delete’, ‘Map’, ‘Goto’ and ‘OK’. If you wish
to delete the waypoint, highlight the ‘Delete’ button and
press ENTER. If you want to see the waypoint on the
map, highlight the ‘Map’ button and press ENTER. To
begin direct navigation to the waypoint, highlight the ‘Goto’
button and press ENTER. The ‘OK’ button is used to
save any changes that you may have made or to exit the
window.
Creating a waypoint on the Map Page — Using the ROCKER, move the
Map Pointer to a location on the Map Page that you want to create a waypoint
and press ENTER. If the Map Pointer is not on a Map Feature or Road,
the New Waypoint Page will be displayed. At this point you can edit the
waypoint name, symbol, elevation and depth (see page 42 for information
on editing waypoints). To save the waypoint to memory, highlight the ‘OK’
button and press ENTER.
Creating a waypoint manually using existing coordinates — Press and
hold ENTER/MARK until the Mark Waypoint Page is displayed. The unit
will capture it’s current location. Highlight the Location Field and press
ENTER. Using the ROCKER, enter the new location. Press ENTER to
accept the change. At this point you can edit the waypoint name, symbol,
elevation and depth. To save the waypoint, highlight the ‘OK’ button and
press ENTER.
Editing Waypoints
You can edit waypoints when they are created or after they have been saved.
There are five items that can be changed, the symbol, name, location, elevation,
depth. You can also choose to show the waypoint name on the Map Page.
To edit a saved waypoint — Press the MENU Key twice to display the Main
Menu. Highlight ‘Points’ and press ENTER, then highlight ‘Waypoints’ and
press ENTER. Select the desired waypoint from the list and press ENTER
to display the Waypoint Page. Make any desired changes, when finished,
highlight the ‘OK’ button and press ENTER to accept the changes.
Selecting a symbol — Place the highlight on the symbol field and press
ENTER. Using the ROCKER, select a symbol from the list and press
ENTER. The selected symbol will be displayed at the waypoint location on
the Map Page.
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Changing the Name — Place the highlight over the name field and press
ENTER. Using the ROCKER (up/down) scroll through the alpha-numeric
list and make a selection. To move the next placeholder press the ROCKER
to the right. When finished, press ENTER to accept the changes.
Changing the Location, Elevation or Depth — Place the highlight on the
desired field and press ENTER. Using the ROCKER, scroll through the
numeric list until the desired number is displayed. Press the ROCKER to the
right to move to the next character. When finished, press ENTER to accept
the changes.
Show Name on Maps — When ‘Show Name on Maps’ is checked, the
waypoint name will be displayed on the Map Page. To check/uncheck the
box, place the highlight over that box and press ENTER.
New, Mark and Waypoint Page Options
When the New, Mark or Waypoint Page is displayed pressing the MENU
key will display an options menu. This menu contains four options, ‘Average
Location’, ‘Project Location’, ‘Sight ‘N Store’, and ‘Append to Route’.
Average Location — When this option is selected, the Average Location Page
will be displayed and the unit will begin to take and average location readings. The Location, Estimated Accuracy, Elevation and Measurement Count
will be displayed on the Average Location Page. When you are ready to save
the waypoint, with the ‘Save’ button highlighted, press ENTER.
Reference
Getting Started
Editing Waypoints
Waypoint Pages Options
New, Mark, and Waypoint Page Options
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Waypoint Pages Options
Sight ‘N Store
Project Location — When this option is selected the Project Location Page
will be displayed. The Project Location Page has four fields, ‘Location’,
‘From’, ‘Distance’, and ‘Bearing’. The ‘From’ field allows the user to select
where they would like to project a waypoint from, the choices are ‘Current
Location’, ‘Use Map’ and ‘Use Points Menu’. After making a selection in the
‘From’ field, a distance and bearing will need to be entered. When finished
entering the data, highlight the ‘Save’ button and press ENTER. The data
on the New Waypoint Page will now reflect the location of the projected
waypoint. To save the new waypoint, highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
Sight ‘N Store — When ‘Sight “N Store’ is selected a Compass Page will be
displayed. Line up the sighting marks on the case of the unit with and object
the press ENTER. You will need to enter an estimated distance to the object
from your current location. Selecting the ‘Bearing’ field will allow you to resight. To save the waypoint, press ENTER. The ‘Sight ‘N Store’ data will now
be reflected on the New Waypoint Page. To save the waypoint, highlight the
‘OK’ button and press ENTER.
Append To Route — When ‘Append to Route’ is selected, a list showing the
available routes or a ‘New Route’ selection will be displayed. If you select
an existing route, the waypoint will be added to the end of the route. If you
select ‘New Route’, a new route will be created and the waypoint will be
added to the route.
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Points Of Interest
Will only be available when MapSource CD data that contains Points of
Interest information is loaded in the unit. When ‘Points of Interest’ is selected,
the Points of Interest Selection Page is displayed. To select a Points of Interest
item, highlight the desired selection then press ENTER.
After an item is selected, either a list or selection menu will be displayed.
If a selection menu is displayed, make another selection and press ENTER.
When a list is displayed, pressing MENU will give you the option of searching
the list by name or by showing the nearest item.
To view information about an item in the list, highlight the item then press
ENTER. An Information window will be displayed showing the name, address
and phone number of the item. To save the item as a waypoint, press the
MENU Key and with ‘Save as Waypoint’ selected press ENTER.
Along the bottom of the list or Information Page are three buttons, GoTo,
Map and OK. ‘GoTo’ begins direct navigation to the point, ‘Map’ displays the
item on the Map Page and ‘OK’ returns the display to the list.
Reference
Getting Started
Points — Points of Interest
Points of Interest List
Points of Interest Options
The options that are available will depend on the MapSource data that is
loaded in the unit.
Nearest Cities List
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Points — Cities & Exits
Cities
When ‘Cities’ is selected, a list of ‘Nearest Cities’ or ‘Find by Name’ list is
displayed. The list can be switched by pressing the MENU key and selecting the
alternate option. If you have MapSource CD map data loaded in the unit, choosing ‘Select Map’ from the options menu allows you to determine which map data
is used for creating the Cities List. To view information about a city on the list,
highlight the city then press ENTER. An Information window will be displayed
showing the city size (small, medium or large) the name and country of the city,
and the bearing/distance of the city from your current location. To save the city as
a waypoint, press MENU, with ‘Save as Waypoint’ selected press ENTER.
Along the bottom of the Information Page are three buttons, ‘GoTo’, ‘Map’ and
‘OK’. ‘Goto’ begins direct navigation to the point, ‘Map’ displays the city on the
Map Page and ‘OK’ returns the display to the Cities List.
Exits
City Information Page
When ‘Exits’ is selected, a list of exit options is displayed. The included
options are: All Types, Services, Rest Area, and Other. To select a exit option
from the list, highlight the selection then press ENTER. When an exit option is
selected a list containing the selected data will be displayed.
Exit Options
Exit Options
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All Types — Will display a list with data for Services, Rest Areas and Other.
Services — Will display exits with services such as Filling Stations, Restaurants, Hotels, Auto Dealership and Parts Suppliers, Hospitals, Banks, ect.
Rest Areas — Will display a list of Rest Areas closest to your location.
After you have selected an Exit Option, a list will be displayed. To view
information about a specific item, highlight the item then press ENTER. A Page
containing information about the item will be displayed. To begin direct navigation to the item, highlight the ‘Goto’ Button then press ENTER.
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If you would like to select a different road for exit information, press MENU,
highlight ‘Select Exit Road’ then press ENTER. A list of roads is displayed, enter
the road name then press ENTER to accept the selection. If you have MapSource
CD map data loaded in the unit, you can choose which map data to use for creating the Exits List. With a list of exit options displayed, press MENU, highlight
‘Select Map’ then press ENTER. You can now select from the available options.
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Getting Started
Points — Addresses
Addresses
This option will only be available when MapSource CD data that contains
addresses is loaded in the unit. When ‘Addresses’ is selected, the Find Address
Page is displayed. To find an address, enter the Number and Street. You can
also enter the City and Postal Code, to shorten the search time. If you have
MapSource CD map data loaded in the unit, choosing ‘Select Map’ from the
options menu allows you to determine which map data is used for the address
search. After you have entered the search data, highlight the ‘Find’ Button then
press ENTER. The unit will display the Select Address Page.
The Select Address Page will show the addresses that closely match your
entry. Highlight the correct address then press ENTER. This will display the
Address Information Page.
City Information Page
To begin direct navigation to the address, highlight the ‘Goto’ Button then
press ENTER. To view the address on the Map, highlight the ‘Map’ Button then
press ENTER. To exit the page, highlight the ‘OK’ Button then press ENTER.
You also have the option of saving the address as a waypoint. To save the address
as a waypoint, press MENU, with ‘Save as Waypoint’ highlighted, press ENTER.
Exit Options
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Intersections
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Points — Intersections
This option will only be available when MapSource CD data that contains
intersections is loaded in the unit. When ‘Intersection’ is selected, the Find Intersection Page is displayed. To find an Intersection, you must enter the First and
Second street names. You can also enter the City and Postal Code, these fields
will shorten the search time.
To enter a data in one of the fields, highlight the field then press ENTER.
When you have finished, press ENTER to exit the field. When you are ready to
search for an Intersection, highlight the ‘Find’ Button then press ENTER. The
unit will display the Select Intersection Page.
The Select Intersection Page will show Intersections that closely match your
entry. Highlight the correct Intersection then press ENTER. This will display
the Intersection Information Page. From this page you can Goto the Intersection,
view the Intersection on the Map Page, save the Intersection as a waypoint or exit
the page.
Find Intersection Page
To begin direct navigation, highlight ‘Goto’ then press ENTER. To view the
Intersection on the Map, highlight ‘Map’ then press ENTER. To exit the page,
highlight ‘OK’ then press ENTER. You also have the option of saving the Intersection as a waypoint. To save the Intersection as a waypoint, press the MENU Key,
with ‘Save as Waypoint’ highlighted, press ENTER.
Routes
A Route is a series of waypoints used for point to point navigation. A route
must have at least two waypoints, a start and finish, but can contain as many as
fifty. The GPSMAP 76S can store fifty routes.
On the Routes Page you can create ‘New’ routes, determine how many empty
routes that you have left, and review a list of existing routes. To display the Routes
Page, highlight ‘Routes’ on the Main Menu then press ENTER.
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Routes Page Options
With the Routes Page displayed, press MENU to view the available options.
Start/Stop Navigation — Will start navigation of a highlighted route. Will
stop navigation of an Active Route.
Copy Route — Will make a copy of a highlighted route.
Delete Route — Will remove the highlighted route.
Delete All Routes — Will remove all routes from the Routes Page.
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Getting Started
Main Menu — Routes
Creating a New Route
There are several methods that can be used to create a route. To begin creating
a new route, highlight the ‘New’ Button on the Routes Page then press ENTER.
A blank Route Page will be displayed. To display the Create Route Options, press
MENU. When you are creating a route, you should place the points in the route
in the order that you wish to navigate them.
Create Route Options
Route Page Options
Use Map — This displays the Map Page with the Map Pointer active. You can
now point at any location or point on the map, and enter it into the route.
When using the Map to create a route, you can select an existing User
Waypoint/Map Feature, or you can create a ‘New’ Waypoint. New Waypoints
are created if you place the Map Pointer on a location that is not a Map
Feature. A “New Waypoint” will be stored in the User Waypoint List and can
be edited as any other User Waypoint. When placing a “New Waypoint” in a
route, you will have to press ENTER to create the waypoint, ENTER to save
the waypoint and ENTER a final time to insert it into the route.
Create Route Options
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Main Menu — Routes
If you place the Map Pointer on a Map Feature (road, park, intersection, etc.)
the GPSMAP 76S will store that location only to the route using the feature
name as a reference. These points are not stored in the User Waypoint List. If
you would like to save a Map Feature Point as a User Waypoint, highlight the
point in the route, press ENTER, this will display an Information Page. With
the Information Page displayed, press MENU and select ‘Save as Waypoint’.
Insert Waypoint — This will display the Points Menu (see page 40 for information on the Points Menu). As a note, if you highlight the dashed line in the
waypoint field on the Route Page and press ENTER it is the same as making
this selection. Use the Points Menu to display an Information Page, then
highlight the ‘OK’ Button and press ENTER.
Using a combination of the Map Page and Route Page — You can create
a route using a combination of the methods described above. Starting with
a blank Route Page, either enter a waypoint manually or press the MENU
Key and select ‘Use Map’. You can select ‘Use Map’ at any time while creating
a route. After you have finished using the map, press QUIT to display the
Route Page where you can continue entering waypoints manually.
Createing a Route on the Map
Naming the Route — the GPSMAP 76S will automatically name the route
using the first and last waypoint names as a reference. To change the Route
Name, place the highlight over the Name field then press ENTER. When you
have finished, press ENTER to save the new name.
Editing a Route
To edit a route the unit must be on the Route Page. When editing a route you
can Insert a Waypoint, Remove a Waypoint, Reverse the Route, Delete the Route
or choose to edit the route on the Map Page. To display the Route Edit Options,
press the MENU Key.
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Route Edit Options
Use Map — This will display the Map Page with the Route Line active and the
Map Pointer located on the waypoint highlighted on the Route Page.
‘Review’ Route Waypoint — To review information on a route waypoint, place
the Map Pointer on the waypoint then press ENTER. This will display an
options menu, highlight ‘Review’ then press ENTER to display the waypoint
information.
Reference
Getting Started
Main Menu — Routes
Inserting a New waypoint — There are two methods that can be used to insert
a new waypoint into a route.
1. Place the Map Pointer on the route leg that you want to insert the new point in
and the line will turn to a small dashed line. Press ENTER, the Map Pointer
will display “Ins” under it. Move the Map Pointer, dragging the Route Line to
the new location, then press ENTER. If the new location is a Map Feature,
the point will be inserted in the leg. If the location is not on a Map Feature,
the New Waypoint Page will be displayed. Press ENTER to save the new
waypoint, then ENTER again to insert the new waypoint in the route.
2. Place the Map Pointer over a location that is not a Map Feature then press
ENTER. The New Waypoint Page will be displayed. Press ENTER to save
the new waypoint. Place the Map Pointer over the route leg that you want to
insert the waypoint into, then press ENTER.
Editing a Route on the Map
‘Remove’ a Point or Waypoint — To remove a point or waypoint from the route,
place the Map Pointer over the point or waypoint that you want to remove,
then press ENTER. This will display an options menu. Highlight ‘Remove’
then press ENTER. The point or waypoint will be removed and the Map
Pointer will move to the next point in the route.
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Main Menu — Routes
‘Move’ a Waypoint — Only User Waypoints can be moved. To move a
waypoint, place the Map Pointer on the waypoint then press ENTER. This
will display an options menu. Highlight ‘Move’, then press ENTER. Place
the Map Pointer at the desired new location and press ENTER to move the
waypoint.
‘Next’ point in Route — To move the Map Pointer to the next point in the
route, with the Map Pointer on a route point or waypoint, press ENTER.
This will display an options menu. Highlight ‘Next’, press ENTER and the
Map Pointer will move to the next point or waypoint in the route.
Insert Waypoint — When ‘Insert Waypoint’ is selected, the Points Menu is
displayed (see page 30 for more information on the Points Menu). Select a
point from the menu to insert it into the route. The new point will be inserted
into the route above the waypoint highlighted on the Route Page.
Remove Waypoint — Will remove the waypoint that is highlighted on the
Route Page. With a waypoint highlighted, press MENU. Highlight ‘Yes’ and
press ENTER to remove the waypoint.
Reverse Route — Will reverse the direction of the route placing the last
waypoint at the top of the list.
Plan Route Page
Plan Route — To plan a route, enter a Speed, Fuel Flow, Depart Time and
Depart Date. Fuel Flow is measured in “units per hour” it may be necessary to
consult your vehicles Owner’s Manual for performance specifications.
The Active Route Page and Route Page display trip-planning information for
each leg or the route. Available information includes Course, ETA, Fuel to
point, Leg Fuel, Leg Time, Sunrise & Sunset at point location, Time to Point
and Leg Distance. To show a specific field, with the Active Route or Route
Page displayed, press the ROCKER right or left to cycle through the fields.
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Delete Route — Will remove the selected route from the Routes Page.
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Proximity
Proximity waypoints can be used to alert you when you are approaching a
predetermined area. When you place a waypoint in the Proximity List, you will
enter a ‘Radius’ that will determine when a Proximity Alarm will be displayed.
You can turn the Proximity Alarm On or Off for your convenience.
Reference
Getting Started
Main Menu — Proximity
Proximity Options
To view the available options with the Proximity Page displayed press MENU.
Add Waypoint — When ‘Add Waypoint’ is selected, the Points Menu is
displayed (see page 40 for more information on the Points Menu). Select a
point from the menu to insert it into the Proximity List. With the ‘Radius’ field
highlighted, press ENTER. Enter a radius for an alert to be displayed. You
can also add a waypoint by highlighting the dashed entry line and pressing
ENTER.
Remove Point — Removes the highlighted waypoint from the Proximity List.
Remove All — Removes all waypoints from the Proximity List.
Proximity Page
Proximity Options
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Celestial
Reference
The Celestial Menu lets you view information for Tides, Sun and Moon, or
Hunt and Fish.
Date
Main Menu — Celestial
Local Time
Max Level
Current Tide
Level
Low Tide
Curve
Min Level
Station Name
Current Time
Day
Night
MLLW
Station Time
Event Times
Celestial Selections
Tides — Displays a graphical chart which displays tide station information
in a 24 hour span starting at midnight station time. You can choose from
different dates and over 3000 tide stations around the USA coastline, Alaska,
Hawaii, western Canada and several of the Caribbean Islands.
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Along the top of the page are the Date and Tide Station that are being referenced. The top of the chart will show a 24-hour block of local time (LCL) for
your position, with the reported station time (STA) appearing at the bottom.
Daylight (light bar) and night (dark bar) will show across the time scale, with
the time progressing from left to right. (Local time scales and sunrise/sunset
info may not be available for a few stations). The solid, light vertical lines are
in 4-hour increments, with the light, dotted vertical lined in 1-hour increments. A dark vertical line (with arrows at the ends of the line) will indicate
the time of day when using current date and will intersect the tide graph to
show their relation.
Reference
Getting Started
Main Menu — Celestial
The tide curve will show as a shaded area, with higher tides being taller and
lower tides shorter. The dark horizontal line (with arrows at the ends of the
line) will indicate the current tide height. The figure to the left of the line will
show the current tide level in feet. The Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) will
appear as a solid vertical line near the bottom of the chart (This line will only
appear if the tide ranges to the zero value or below). The top and bottom
numbers to the left of the chart, ‘LCL and ‘STA’ indicate the maximum/
minimum levels, respectively. 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.
Hunt and Fish — The Hunt and Fish Page displays data for Good and Best
times for hunting and fishing at the selected location. There is also a Rating
(excellent, good, normal, poor) displayed, that will reflect the productivity of
the day. You may display this information for your current location or you
can use the Map or Points Menu to select a location. To display the location
options, press ENTER with Location field highlighted. You can also use the
current date and time or enter a date and time of your choice.
Hunt and Fish Page
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Reference
Main Menu — Celestial
Sun and Moon — The Sun and Moon Page displays data for Sunrise/Sunset,
Moonrise/Moonset, and the approximate location of the Sun and Moon on a
skyview. The moon phase will display the current visible portion of the moon
in a light color. You may display this information for your current location or
you can use the Map or Points Menu to select a location. To display the location options, press ENTER with Location field highlighted. You can also use
the current date and time or enter a date and time of your choice.
Time
Date
Location
Moon
Phase
Sky
View
Moon
Position
Data Fields
Location Options
Sun
Position
Horizon (0°)
45°
Overhead (90°)
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MapSource Info
The MapSource Info Page displays a list of the MapSource data stored in the
unit and description of the highlighted list item. You can choose to ‘Show’ the
data on the map, by placing a checkmark in the ‘Show’ Box. To select/deselect a
box, place the highlight over the MapSource Item then press ENTER.
System Info
The System Info Page will show the software version and the unit ID number.
Setup Menu
The Setup Menu is arranged in an easy to use tab format. Each tab (General,
Altimeter, Compass,Time, Units, Location, Alarms, Interface) contains the settings
that will determine how the unit functions. To select a tab place the highlight on
the tab name. To select a data field on a tab, user the ROCKER Key (up/down)
to highlight the field then press ENTER. To restore the GPSMAP 76S to the
factory settings for items on the tab, press MENU and with ‘Restore Defaults’
highlighted press ENTER.
Setup Menu — ‘General’ Tab
The ‘General’ Tab contains settings for the Receiver Mode, WAAS, Backlight
Time Out, and Beeper. To change a setting highlight the field then press ENTER.
Make your selection then press ENTER to activate the selection.
Mode — The Mode selections are ‘Normal’, ‘Battery Saver’ and ‘Simulator’
‘Normal’ — Use this setting for best performance.
‘Battery Saver’ — When ‘Battery Saver’ is selected, the receiver is optimized
to save battery power. When in the Battery Saver mode you may experience slower screen updates, but should notice a significant increase in
battery life.
‘Simulator’ — When in ‘Simulator’ mode the GPS receiver is turned off and
the unit simulates satellite reception. Use the Simulator mode when the
unit is indoors and you wish to practice with the unit.
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Reference
Getting Started
Setup Menu — General Tab
MapSource Info Page
System Info Page
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Reference
Setup Menu — General Tab
Setup Menu — ‘General’ Tab
‘WAAS’ — WAAS is an acronym for “Wide Area Augmentation System”. You
can use the WAAS capability of the GPSMAP 76S to increase the accuracy
to approximately 3 meters. When enabled the GPS receiver searches for a
WAAS satellite, then receives data that will help correct differentials in the
GPS signal. When the unit is using WAAS data, a “D” will be displayed in the
Satellite Strength Indicators on the GPS Information Page, and the receiver
status will indicate a 2D or 3D Differential Location.
Currently the WAAS system is not fully operational. There are two WAAS
satellites in place, one over the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. You must
have a clear unobstructed view of the sky for the GPSMAP 76S to be able to
receive a WAAS signal, even then, at times it may not be possible to receive a
WAAS signal. WASS satellites are not received in Battery Saver Mode.
For more information on the WAAS system visit the Federal Aviation Administration website at (gps.faa.gov).
‘Backlight Timeout’ — Sets the time that the Backlight will remain on once
activated. The options are ‘Stays On’, ‘15 Seconds’, ‘30 Seconds’, ‘1 Minute’
and ‘2 Minutes’.
‘Beeper’ — This setting determines when the Beeper is used. The options are
‘Key and Message’, ‘Message Only’, and ‘Off’.
‘Language’ — This setting will allow the GPSMAP 76S to display in fourteen
different languages.
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Setup Menu — ‘Altimeter’ Tab
The ‘Altimeter’ Tab contains settings for Altimeter Auto Calibration, Pressure
Units and the Barometer Mode. To change a setting, highlight the field then press
ENTER. Make you selection then press ENTER to activate the selection.
‘Altimeter Auto Calibration’ — This setting can be turned On or Off. If
Altimeter Auto Calibration is On, the unit will use GPS elevation to continuously calibrate the Altimeter. The calibration is applied slowly except when
the unit is first turned on. If you wish to have complete control of the Altimeter Calibration, the Altimeter Auto Calibration should be set to Off.
Reference
Getting Started
Setup Menu — Altimeter Tab
‘Pressure Units’ — Use this setting to select the units used for all pressure
displays. The unit can be set to display in ‘Inches of Mercury’ or ‘Millibars’.
‘Barometer Mode’ — The Barometer Mode can be set for ‘Fixed’ or ‘Variable’
elevations. Select ‘Fixed’ for greater accuracy if your elevation will remain
constant, such as at camp or on the water. When ‘Fixed’ is selected, the unit
will use the last calibrated elevation not GPS elevation as a reference for the
barometer. If you know your exact elevation or have known good pressure,
see Calibrate Altimeter on page 26 to further enhance the accuracy of the
barometer.
If the elevation will be changing, select ‘Variable’ to use GPS elevation for
barometer calibration. Selecting ‘Variable’ allows the uint to continously calibrate the barometer providing more accurate readings when your elevation is
changing.
Setup Menu — ‘Altimeter’ Tab
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Reference
Setup Menu — Compass Tab
Setup Menu — ‘Compass’ Tab
The ‘Compass’ Tab has a setting to turn the Compass On or Off, and settings
that allow the user to control when the Compass is used for navigation.
‘Compass’ — This setting is used to turn the Compass feature ‘On’ or ‘Off’.
The Compass can also be turned On and Off by pressing and holding the
PAGE key. A message showing the status of the Compass will be shown at
the bottom of the display when the PAGE key is used.
‘Heading Data Source/Use GPS If Speed Is Above’ — This setting controls
when the unit uses the Compass or GPS for navigation. The default setting is
10 mh. When navigating, when the speed of the unit exceeds the setting, the
unit will use the GPS for navigation. The unit can be set to switch at setting
from 00 to 99 mph/kph.
Setup Menu — ‘Compass’ Tab
‘Use Compass If Below XX mh/kh For At Least’ — If the Compass is ‘On’,
this setting determines how long the unit will wait to switch back to compass
heading after the unit speed drops below the value set to use GPS Speed.
Setttings range from ‘5 seconds’ to ‘3 minutes’.
Setup Menu — ‘Time’ Tab
The ‘Time’ Tab contains settings for Time Format, Time Zone, Daylight Savings time, Current Date, and Current Time. To change a setting highlight the
field then press ENTER. Make your selection then press ENTER to activate the
selection.
‘Time Format’ — Using this setting you can have the GPSMAP 76S display
time in a 12 or 24 hour format.
Setup Menu — ‘Time’ Tab
‘Time Zone’ — The ‘Time Zone’ setting has nine options, Atlantic, Eastern,
Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, and Other. If you choose
‘Other’ a new field “UTC Offset” will be displayed. Enter the correct offset for
your Time Zone. You can find a chart with UTC Offsets in Appendix C.
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‘Daylight Savings Time’ — Has three options, ‘Yes’, ‘No’, and ‘Auto’. If you
select ‘Auto’ the unit will automatically determine when Daylight Savings
Time should be displayed. If you select ‘Yes’ Daylight Savings Time for the
current location will be displayed. If you select ‘No’, Daylight Savings Time
will not be displayed. If you have ‘Other’ selected in the ‘Time Zone’ field,
this option will not be available and Daylight Savings Time will be off.
‘Current Date’ — This field shows the current date as determined by the unit,
it is not accessible by the user.
‘Current Time’ — This field shows the time at the current location. This field
reflects any settings in the ‘Daylight Savings Time’ field, and is not accessible
by the user.
Setup Menu — ‘Units’ Tab
The ‘Units’ Tab contains settings for Elevation, Depth, Distance and Speed,
Temperature, Direction Display, and Speed Filter. These settings are used in
related fields throughout the unit.
‘Elevation’ — Can be set to show in ‘Feet’ or ‘Meters’.
‘Depth’ — Can be set to display in ‘Feet’, ‘Fathoms’ and ‘Meters’. The
GPSMAP 76S cannot measure depth on its own. The depth input has to
come from a NMEA device providing the “DPT” sentence.
‘Distance and Speed’ — Can be set to ‘Nautical’, ‘Statute’ or ‘Metric’.
‘Temperature’ — Can be set to ‘Fahrenheit’ or ‘Celsius’.
‘Direction Display’ — Can be set to ‘Numeric Degrees’ or ‘Cardinal Letters’.
The setting is used in all fields that relate to direction throughout the unit.
‘Speed Filter’ — Can be set to ‘Auto’ or a ‘User’ defined setting. If ‘User’ is
selected, a Seconds field will be displayed. To enter a ‘User’ defined setting,
highlight the Seconds field then press ENTER. When finished, press ENTER
to save the entry. When using a ‘User’ defined setting, the unit will average
the speed and heading at the rate specified in the time setting.
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Reference
Getting Started
Setup Menu — Units Tab
Setup Menu — ‘Units’ Tab
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Setup Menu — Location Tab
Location Formats
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British Grid
Dutch Grid
Finnish Grid
German Grid
India Zone 0
India Zone IA
India Zone IB
India Zone IIA
India Zone IIB
India Zone IIIA
India Zone IIIB
India Zone IVA
India Zone IVB
Irish Grid
LORAN TD
Maidenhead
MGRS
New Zealand
QNG Grid
RT 90
Swedish Grid
Swiss Grid
Taiwan Grid
UTM UPS
W Malayan RSO
User UTM Grid
User UTM Grid
The ‘User UTM Grid’ will let the user define a grid for a
location format. The user will have to know the Longitude
Origin, Scale, False Easting, and False Northing to create
the grid.
For more information on grids and datums, we recommend
that you visit the National Imagery and Mapping Agency at
http://www.nima.mil
Setup Menu — ‘Location’ Tab
The ‘Location’ Tab contains the settings for ‘Location Format’, ‘Map Datum’,
‘North Reference’ and ‘Magnetic Variation’. The settings are used in related fields
throughout the unit.
‘Location Format’ — There are 28 different formats to choose from. See the
sidebar for a list of the formats. You should not need to change the format
unless you are using a chart or paper map for navigation. If so, find the
format that most closely matches your chart or map.
‘Map Datum’ — Datums are used to describe geographic positions for
surveying, mapping, and navigation and are not actual maps built in the unit.
Although there are over 100 datums available to choose from, you should
only need to change the Map Datum if you using a chart or paper map that
specifies a different datum in the legend. A list of Map Datums can be found
in Appendix D.
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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.
‘North Reference’ — Let’s you select the reference used in calculating
heading information. You can select from, ‘Auto’ ‘True’, ‘Magnetic’, ‘Grid’ or
‘User’. ‘Auto’ provides magnetic north heading references which are automatically determined from your current location. ‘True’ provides headings based
upon a true north reference. ‘Grid’ provides headings based on a grid north
reference (used in conjunction with the grid location formats described on
page 56). ‘User’ allows you to specify the magnetic variation at your current
location, and provides magnetic north heading references based on the value
you entered.
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WARNING: If ‘User’ is selected, you must periodically update the
magnetic variation at your present position. Failure to update this
setting may result in substantial differences between the information
displayed on your unit and external references, such as a magnetic
compass.
Reference
Getting Started
Setup Menu — Alarms Tab
‘Magnetic Variation’ — displays the magnetic variation at your current location. If ‘User’ is selected for the ‘North Reference’, this field is used to enter
the magnetic variance.
Setup Menu — ‘Alarms’ Tab
The ‘Alarms’ Tab contains settings for Anchor Drag, Approach and Arrival, Off
Course, Shallow Water, and Deep Water. These settings will determine if, and
when an warning beep is sounded and/or a message is displayed.
‘Anchor Drag’ — The Anchor Drag Alarm alerts you when the boat has
drifted more than the set distance. The alarm can be turned ‘On’ or ‘Off’.
‘Approach and Arrival’ — The Approach and Arrival Alarms alert you when
you are approaching a turn or arriving at your destination. ‘Automatic’ will
alert you between 15 and 90 seconds before depending on your speed. ‘Distance’ and ‘Time’ alert you at the specified distance or time.
‘Off Course’ — The Off Course Alarm will alert you when you are off course
more than the distance set. The Off Course alarm can be turned ‘On’ or ‘Off’.
‘Shallow Water’ — This alarm requires input from a NMEA device supplying
the “DPT” sentence. The Shallow Water alarm will alert you when the water
depth is less than the depth set.
‘Deep Water’ — This alarm requires input form a NMEA device supplying
the “DPT” sentence. The Deep Water Alarm will alert you when the water is
deeper than the depth set.
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Setup Menu — ‘Interface’ Tab
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Setup Menu — Interface Tab
Setup Menu — ‘Interface’ Tab
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The Interface Tab contains one field, ‘Serial Data Format’. This field contains
eight settings that allow the GPSMAP 76S to communicate with computer software and other electronic devices.
• GARMIN — Allows the GPSMAP 76S to communicate with GARMIN
software and other GARMIN GPS units.
• GARMIN DGPS — Allows the GPSMAP 76S to communicate with GARMIN
Differential Correction devices. The unit can have the beacon receiver scan
for available DGPS beacon or can tune the beacon receiver to the frequency
and bit rate of a nearby DGPS beacon.
• NMEA — Causes the unit to transmit NMEA data. It also allows the
GPSMAP 76S to accept NMEA data from another NMEA device, like a
echo sounder. The baud (speed of communication in bits per second) is
displayed in the Baud field.
• Text Out — Allows the GPSMAP 76S to output simple text data that
includes, date, time, position, and velocity information. The Baud can be
set to 1200, 2400, 4800, or 9600 bps.
• RTCM In — Allows the GPSMAP 76S to accept DGPS information from a
device supplying RTCM data in a SC-104 format. The Baud can be set to
1200, 2400, 4800, or 9600 bps.
• RTCM In/NMEA Out — Functions the same as the ‘GARMIN DGPS’ setting
except, the unit will output NMEA 0183, version 2.3 sentences, GPRMC,
GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPGLL, GPBOD, GPRTE, and GPWPL.
• RTCM In/Text Out — Functions the same as the ‘RTCM In’ setting except,
the unit will output simple text data that includes date, time, position, and
velocity information. The Baud can be set to 1200, 2400, 4800, or 9600
bps.
• None — Turns off all serial communication.
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Physical Specifications
Size:
Weight:
Display:
1.2” x 2.7” x 6.2” (3.0cm x 6.9cm x 15.75cm)
7.5 ozs (.21kg)
2.9" diagonal (6.0cm) high-contrast, 4-level gray
LCD with backlighting (180 x 240 pixels)
Fully gasketed, floatable, high-impact plastic alloy,
waterproof to IEC 529-IPX-7
5°F to 158°F (-15°C to 70°C)1
Case:
Temp. Range:
Appendix A
Getting Started
Specifications
Performance
Battery Life:
Receiver:
Acquisition Times:
Update Rate:
GPS Accuracy:
DGPS (USCG) Accuracy:
DGPS (WAAS) Accuracy:
Compass Accuracy:
Velocity Accuracy:
Dynamics:
16 Hours in Battery Saver Mode
Differential-ready 12 parallel channel receiver
Approx. 15 seconds (warm start)
Approx. 45 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 5 minutes (First Time/AutoLocate™)
1/second, continuous
*< 15 meters (49 feet) RMS 95% typical
3-5 meters (10-16 ft), 95% typical
3 meters (10ft) 95% typical with DGPS corrections
± 5 degrees2
0.1 knot RMS steady state
6g's
* Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DOD-imposed Selective Availability Program.
Power
Batteries:
Source:
Fuse:
Two 1.5-volt AA batteries1
8-35V DC
AGC/3AG - 2.0 Amp
1
The temperature rating for the GPSMAP 76S may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture at
high temperatures. Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. Use lithium batteries
when operating the GPSMAP 76S in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting will significantly reduce
battery life.
2
Subject to proper user calibration
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Connecting the Power/Data
Appendix B
Wiring and Interfacing
The power/data cable connects the GPSMAP 76S to a 8-35 volt DC system
and provides interface capabilities for connecting external devices. The color code
in the diagram below indicates the appropriate harness connections. Replacement
fuse is a AGC/3AG - 2.0 Amp fuse.
Red: Power
Unit View
Black: Ground
Data In
White
Ground
Black
Power
Red
Data Out
Brown
8-35 volts DC
Autopilot/
NMEA Device
Brown: Data Out
White: Data In
GBR 21/23
Beacon
Receiver
Interfacing
Cable View
Data In
White
Power
Red
The following formats are supported for connection of external devices:
GARMIN proprietary Differential GPS (DGPS), NMEA 0183 versions 2.3, ASCII
Text Output, RTCM SC-104 input (version 2.0).
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183, version 2.3 output:
Ground
Black
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Data Out
Brown
Approved sentences — GPRMC, GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPGLL, GPBOD,
GPRTE, and GPWPL; Proprietary sentences — PGRME, PGRMZ, and PSLIB. The
GPSMAP 76S will accept NMEA input with support for the DPT, MTW, and VHW
sentences.
You can dowload a copy of GARMIN’s proprieatry communication protocol on the
Help and Support section of our website at www.garmin.com
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The chart below gives an approximate UTC (Universal Time Coordinate) time
offset for the various longitudinal zones. Check with local charts for more detailed
information. If you are in daylight savings time, add one hour to the offset.
Appendix C
Getting Started
Time Offsets
Longitudinal Zone
Offset
Longitudinal Zone
Offset
W180.0º to W172.5º
-12
E007.5º to E022.5º
+1
W172.5º to W157.5º
-11
E022.5º to E037.5º
+2
W157.5º to W142.5º
-10
E037.5º to E052.5º
+3
W142.5º to W127.5º
-9
E052.5º to E067.5º
+4
W127.5º to W112.5º
-8
E067.5º to E082.5º
+5
W112.5º to W097.5º
-7
E082.5º to E097.5º
+6
W097.5º to W082.5º
-6
E097.5º to E112.5º
+7
W082.5º to W067.5º
-5
E112.5º to E127.5º
+8
W067.5º to W052.5º
-4
E127.5º to E142.5º
+9
W052.5º to W037.5º
-3
E142.5º to E157.5º
+10
W037.5º to W022.5º
-2
E157.5º to E172.5º
+11
W022.5º to W007.5º
-1
E172.5º to E180.0º
+12
W007.5º to E007.5º
0
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Appendix D
Djakarta
Dos 1968
Dutch
Easter Isld 67
European 1950
Map Datums
European 1979
Adindan
Afgooye
AIN EL ABD ‘70
Anna 1 Ast ‘65
ARC 1950
Ascnsn Isld ‘58
Astro B4 Sorol
Astro Bcn “E”
Astro Dos 71/4
Astr Stn ‘52
Aus Geod ‘66
Aus Geod ‘84
Austria
Bellevue (IGN)
Bermuda 1957
Bogata Observ
Campo Inchspe
Canton Ast ‘66
Cape
Cape Canavrl
Carthage
CH-1903
Chatham 1971
Corrego Alegr
Croatia
Adindan- Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Sudan
Afgooye- Somalia
AIN EL ANBD 1970- Bahrain Island, Saudi Arabia
Anna 1 Astro ‘65- Cocos I.
ARC 1950- Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zaire, Zambia RC 1960
Kenya, Tanzania
Ascension Island ‘58- Ascension Island
Sorol Atoll- Tern Island
Astro Beacon “E”- Iwo Jima
Astro Dos 71/4- St. Helena
Astronomic Stn ‘52- Marcus Island
Australian Geod ‘66- Australia, Tasmania Island
Australian Geod ‘84- Australia, Tasmania Island
Austria
Efate and Erromango Islands
Bermuda 1957- Bermuda Islands
Bogata Obsrvatry- Colombia
Campo Inchauspe- Argentina
Canton Astro 1966- Phoenix Islands
Cape- South Africa
Cape Canaveral- Florida, Bahama Islands
Carthage- Tunisia
CH 1903- Switzerland
Chatham 1971- Chatham Island (New Zealand)Chua Astro
Chua Astro- Paraguay
Corrego Alegre- Brazil
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Finland Hayfrd
Gandajika Base
GDA
Geod Datm ‘49
Guam 1963
Gux 1 Astro
Hjorsey 1955
Hong Kong ‘63
Hu-Tzu-Shan
Indian Bngldsh
Indian Thailand
Indonesia 74
Ireland 1965
ISTS 073 Astro
Johnston Island
Kandawala
Kerguelen Islnd
Kertau 1948
L. C. 5 Astro
Liberia 1964
Luzon Mindanao
Luzon Philippine
Mahe 1971
Marco Astro
Massawa
Merchich
Djakarta (Batavia)- Sumatra Island (Indonesia)
Dos 1968- Gizo Island (New Georgia Islands)
Dutch
Easter Island 1967
European 1950- Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
European 1979- Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Norway,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Finland Hayford- Finland
Gandajika Base- Republic of Maldives
Geocentric Datum of Australia
Geodetic Datum ‘49-New Zealand
Guam 1963- Guam Island
Guadalcanal Island
Hjorsey 1955- Iceland
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Indian- Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Indian- Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia 1974-Indonesia
Ireland 1965- Ireland
ISTS 073 ASTRO ‘69- Diego Garcia
Johnston Island NAD27 Central
Kandawala- Sri Lanka
Kerguelen Island
West Malaysia, Singapore
Cayman Brac Island
Liberia 1964- Liberia
Luzon- Mindanao Island
Luzon- Philippines
(excluding Mindanao Isl.)
Mahe 1971- Mahe Island
Marco Astro- Salvage Isl.
Massawa- Eritrea (Ethiopia)
Merchich- Morocco
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Midway Ast ‘61
Minna
NAD27 Alaska
NAD27 Bahamas
NAD27 Canada
NAD27 Canal Zone
NAD27 Caribbn
NAD27 Central
NAD27 CONUS
NAD27 Cuba
NAD27 Grnland
NAD27 Mexico
NAD27 San Sal
NAD83
Midway Astro ‘61- Midway
Minna- Nigeria
North American 1927- Alaska
North American 1927- Bahamas
North American 1927- Canada and Newfoundland
North Am. 1927- Canal Zone
North American 1927- Caribbean
(Barbados, Caicos Islands, Cuba, Dom. Rep., Grd. Cayman,
Jamaica, Leeward and Turks Islands)
North American 1927-Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Nicaragua)
North Am. 1927- Mean Value (CONUS)
North American 1927- Cuba
North American 1927- Greenland
(Hayes Peninsula)
N. American 1927- Mexico
North American 1927- San Salvador Island
North American 1983- Alaska, Canada,
Central America, CONUS, Mexico
Nahrwn- Masirah Island (Oman)
Nahrwn- Saudi Arabia
Nahrwn- United Arab Emirates
Naparima BWI- Trinidad and Tobago
Observatorio 1966- Corvo and Flores Islands (Azores)
Old Egyptian- Egypt
Old Hawaiian- Mean Value
Oman- Oman
Old Survey Grt Britn- England, Isle of Man, Scotland, Shetland
Nhrwn Masirah
Nhrwn Saudi A
Nhrwn United A
Naparima BWI
Obsrvtorio ‘66
Old Egyptian
Old Hawaiian
Oman
Ord Srvy GB
Isl., Wales
Pico De Las Nv
Canary Islands
Potsdam
Potsdam-Germany
Ptcairn Ast ‘67
Pitcairn Astro ‘67- Pitcairn
Prov S Am ‘56
Prov So Amricn ‘56- Bolivia, Chile,Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,
Peru, Venezuela
Prov S Chln ‘63
So Chilean ‘63- S. Chile
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico & Virgin Isl.
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Appendix D
Getting Started
Map Datums
Qatar NationalQornoq
Reunion
Rome 1940
RT 90
Santo (Dos)
Sao Braz
Sapper Hill ‘43
Schwarzeck
Sth Amrcn ‘69
South Asia
SE Base
SW Base
Timbalai 1948
Tokyo
User
Tristan Ast ‘68
Viti Levu 1916
Wake-Eniwetok
WGS 72
WGS 84
Zanderij
Qatar National
Qornog-South Greenland
Reunion- Mascarene Island
Rome 1940- Sardinia Isl.
Sweden
Santo (Dos)- Espirito Santo
Sao Braz- Sao Miguel, Santa Maria Islands
Sapper Hill 1943- East Falkland Island
Schwarzeck- Namibia
S. American ‘69- Argentina, Bolivia,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Trin/Tobago
South Asia- Singapore
Southeast Base- Porto Santo and Madiera Islands
Southwest Base- Faial, Graciosa, Pico, Sao Jorge and Terceira
Timbalai 1948- Brunei and E. Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah)
Tokyo- Japan, Korea, Okinawa
User-defined custom datum
Tristan Astro 1968- Tristan da Cunha
Viti Levu 1916- Viti Levu/Fiji Islands
Wake-Eniwetok- Marshall
World Geodetic System 72
World Geodetic System 84
Zanderij- Surinam (excluding San Salvador Island)
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Appendix E
Navigation Terms
Avg Speed— The average of all second-by-second speed readings since last reset.
Bearing (BRG)— The compass direction from your current location to a destination.
Course— The desired course between the active ‘from’ and ‘to’ waypoints.
Distance (Dist)— The ‘great circle’ distance from current location to a destination.
Dist to Dest— The ‘great circle’ distance from current location to a GOTO destination, or the final waypoint in a route.
Dist to Next— The ‘great circle’ distance from current location to a GOTO destination, or the next waypoint in a route.
Elevation— Height above mean sea level (MSL).
ETA— Estimate Time of Arrival. The estimated time you will reach your destination waypoint, based on current speed and track.
ETA at Dest— The estimated time you will reach a GOTO destination, or the final
waypoint in a route.
ETA at Next— The estimated time you will reach a GOTO destination, or the next
waypoint in a route.
Fuel— The fuel required to travel from current location to the indicated route
waypoint.
Leg Dist— The distance between two route waypoints.
Leg Fuel— The fuel required to travel from a route waypoint to the next waypoint
(in sequence) in the route.
Leg Time— The time required to travel from a route waypoint to the next
waypoint (in sequence) in the route.
Max Speed— The maximum second-by-second speed recorded since last reset.
Moving Average Speed— Average speed while the unit is moving.
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Moving Trip Timer— Total time the unit has been moving.
Odometer— A running tally of distance travelled, based upon the distance
between second-by-second position readings.
Off Course— The distance you are off a desired course in either direction, left or
right. Also referred to as ‘cross-track error’ or ‘course error’.
Speed— The current velocity at which you are travelling, relative to a ground
position. Also referred to as ‘ground speed’.
Time To— The estimated time required to reach a GOTO destination, or the next
waypoint in a route. Also referred to as ‘estimated time en route’.
Time to Dest— The estimated time required to reach a GOTO destination, or the
final waypoint in a route.
Time to Next— The estimated time required to reach a GOTO destination, or the
next waypoint in a route.
To Course— The recommended direction to steer in order to reduce course error
or stay on course. Provides the most efficient heading to get back to the desired
course and proceed along your route.
Track— The direction of movement relative to a ground position. Also referred to
as ‘ground track’.
Trip Odometer— A running tally of distance travelled since last reset. Also see
‘Odometer’.
Total Average Speed— Average speed of unit for both moving and stopped
speeds since last timer reset.
Total Trip Timer— Total time the unit has been in operation since 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.
The degrees indicate the angle you are off course.
VMG— Velocity Made Good. The speed you are closing in on a destination along a
desired course. Also referred to as the ‘vector velocity’ to your destination.
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Appendix E
Getting Started
Navigation Terms
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Approaching Turn — is displayed when you are nearing a turn in a route.
Appendix F
Messages
Arriving at Destination — is displayed when you are nearing your destination.
Batteries Low — when displayed you have less than 10 minutes of battery left.
Can’t Unlock Maps — No applicable unlock code for one or more maps was
found. All MapSource map are not accessable.
Cannot display all found, use city or postal code — The unit found too many
items to display. Narrow the search using the city or postal code.
Database Error — Internal problem with the unit. Contact your dealer or
GARMIN Customer Service to have the unit repaired.
Deep Water — The water is deeper than the amount set in the Deep Water Alarm.
Dragging Anchor — is the message displayed when the distance set in the Anchor
Alarm is exceeded.
Lost Satellite Reception — The unit is unable to continue receiving satellite
signals.
Memory Full — Unit memory is full, no further data can be saved.
Near Proximity Point — You have reached the distance set for a proximity
waypoint.
No Diff GPS Location — RTCM is selected but no DGPS data is being received.
No Tide Stations for that Area — No tide stations within 100 miles of the area.
None Found — No data matched the search criteria.
Off Course — You are off course the distance set in the ‘Off Course’ Alarm.
Proximity Memory Full — No additional proximity waypoints can be saved.
Proximity Radius Overlaps — The radius of two proximity waypoints overlap.
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Route Already Exists — You have entered a route name that already exists.
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Route Memory Full — No additional routes can be saved.
Route Truncated — Uploaded route from another device has more than 50
waypoints.
Route Waypoint Memory Full — No additional route waypoints can be saved.
Shallow Water — The water is shallower than the amount set in the Shallow
Water Alarm.
Appendix F
Getting Started
Messages
Track Already Exists — A saved track with the same name already exists.
Track Memory Full — No more track data can be stored without deleting old
data.
Track Log Full — Indicates the track log is full and track recording has been
turned off. To be able to record more track points you will need to clear the
track log and turn track recording on. This will only be displayed when the track
recording setting is set to ‘Stop When Full”.
Track Truncated — A complete uploaded track will not fit in memory. The oldest
track log points have been deleted.
Transfer Complete — Data transfer has been completed.
Waypoint Already Exists — A waypoint with the same name already exists.
Waypoint Memory Full — The unit has stored the maximum number of
waypoints.
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Appendix G
Loran TD
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Loran TD System
LORAN C is a radio navigation aid operated and maintained in the United
States by the United States Coast Guard. The name LORAN is an acronym for
“LOng RAnge Navigation”. The LORAN system covers the entire United States
and the U.S. 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 TDs 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 thirty 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.
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 the waypoint. After the waypoint is stored in unit memory, it will
always reference 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 will reflect those changes. Since the GPSMAP 76S does not rely on
the LORAN signal for navigation, it can reference a different GRI chain and/or
secondary stations and still navigate to the location stored in memory.
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The Location Format field is located under the Setup—Location tab in the
Main Menu. The ‘LORAN TD Setup’ window contains the fields to select the
Loran GRI-Chain Number, Primary and Secondary Stations, and TD Offsets.
To setup Loran TD from the Main Menu:
1. Using the ROCKER, highlight the “Location Format” field on the ‘Location
Tab” and press ENTER.
Appendix G
Getting Started
Loran TD
2. Highlight ‘Loran TD’, press ENTER. This will display the LORAN TD Setup
window.
3. To change the settings of any of the five fields, highlight the field, press
ENTER, select/enter the desired setting then press ENTER.
4. When done, press the PAGE Key to return to the Main Menu.
If the active GRI Chain, Secondary Stations or Offsets are changed, all
waypoints stored in the units memory will update and reference the the new
settings when displayed as a LORAN TD. It is important to note that the saved
coordinates of the waypoint are not being modified, they are only being displayed in reference to the different GRI Chain, Secondary Stations or Offsets.
Remember that the GPS is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation. The
GPSMAP 76S converts the TD coordinate to a LAT/LON coordinate before storing
a waypoint to memory. Because of this the unit can navigate to a converted TD
coordinate anywhere in the world.
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Standard Accessories
Appendix H
Owner’s Manual
Quick Reference Guide
Lanyard
Accessories
Provides convenient method for carrying the GPSMAP 76S.
Optional Accessories
Automotive Mounting Bracket
Requires the Marine Mount Part No. 010-10300-00. This kit includes the mounting base,
temporary and permanent adhesive pads and a new swivel bracket.
Marine Mount
The bracket can rotate 360° and tilt more than 45° backward or forward.
Carrying Case
Protects the GPSMAP 76S when not in use.
Marine Mount
Power/Data Cable
Wiring harness can be used to hardwire the unit to auxiliary power and to interface with
other NMEA devices.
PC Data Cable
Allows for serial data transfer with a PC.
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Automotive Mount
Allows the GPSMAP 76S to operate from external auto power.
Remote Antenna
MapSource® Map Data CD-ROMs
Enhance the Basemap and Map Data, create waypoints and routes from your PC.
PC Cable
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A
Accessories .....................................................................................66
Accuracy ........................................................................................19
Accuracy Circle ..............................................................................19
Active Route Page ...........................................................................24
Addresses .......................................................................................37
Alarms Tab .....................................................................................53
Altimeter Auto Calibration .............................................................49
Altimeter Tab ..................................................................................49
Anchor Drag ...................................................................................53
Append To Route ...........................................................................34
Auto Zoom .....................................................................................14
B
Backlight Timeout ..........................................................................48
Basemap .........................................................................................15
Battery Saver ..................................................................................47
Bearing Line ...................................................................................17
Beeper ........................................................................................ 48
C
Calibrate Altimeter .........................................................................26
Calibrate Compass ......................................................................... 21
Cautions ...........................................................................................2
Celestial .........................................................................................46
Celestial Selections .........................................................................44
Changing the Zoom Scale ...............................................................12
City Information Page ....................................................................36
Clear’ the current Track Log ...........................................................28
Compass Tab ..................................................................................50
Compass Page ................................................................................20
Compass Page Options ...................................................................21
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Appendix I
Getting Started
Index
Course Lines ..................................................................................17
Course Up ......................................................................................14
Create a route ................................................................................. 39
Creating a waypoint .......................................................................32
Creating Waypoints ........................................................................31
Current Date ..................................................................................51
Current Location ............................................................................10
Current Time ..................................................................................51
D
Date
..........................................................................................10
Daylight Savings Time ....................................................................51
Deep Water ....................................................................................53
Depth ..........................................................................................51
DGPS ......................................................................................... 54
DGPS Status ..................................................................................... 9
Direction Display ............................................................................51
Distance and Speed ........................................................................51
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H
Appendix I
Index
E
Editing Waypoints .......................................................................... 32
Electronic Compass ........................................................................20
Elevation ........................................................................................ 51
Estimated Accuracy .......................................................................... 9
Exits
..........................................................................................36
Exit Options ...................................................................................36
Heading Line ..................................................................................19
Highway .........................................................................................19
Highway Page .................................................................................22
Highway Page Options .............................................................22, 23
Horizontal Tab ...............................................................................27
Horizontal Tab Options ..................................................................27
Hunt and Fish ................................................................................45
I
Initialization Options ....................................................................... 8
Initializing the GPS Receiver............................................................. 7
Interface Tab ..................................................................................54
Intersections ...................................................................................38
F
L
FCC Compliance ..............................................................................3
Features ............................................................................................6
Find Address ..................................................................................37
Find Intersection ............................................................................38
Find Waypoint ...............................................................................30
Freeway ..........................................................................................19
Full Screen Map .............................................................................12
Language ........................................................................................48
Lat Lon Grid ...................................................................................15
Local Roads ....................................................................................19
Location, 2D Differential ................................................................. 9
Location, 2D GPS ............................................................................ 9
Location, 3D Differential .................................................................9
Location, 3D GPS ............................................................................ 9
Location Format .............................................................................52
Location Tab ...................................................................................52
Lock to Roads ..................................................................................19
Loran TD ..................................................................................64, 65
Lost Satellite Reception .....................................................................9
G..................................................................................................
General Tab ....................................................................................47
Geo Points ......................................................................................16
GPS Elevation ....................................................................................9
GPS Information Page ................................................................ 9, 11
GPS Receiver ....................................................................................8
Grid Labels .....................................................................................15
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M
Magnetic Variation ..........................................................................53
Main Menu .....................................................................................26
Map Orientation .............................................................................14
MapSource .....................................................................................15
MapSource Info ..............................................................................47
Map Datum .....................................................................................52
Map Datums .............................................................................58, 59
Map Page ........................................................................................13
Map Page Options .................................................................... 14-19
Mark Waypoint Page ......................................................................31
Messages ..................................................................................62, 63
Moonrise/Moonset ..........................................................................46
N
Navaids ..........................................................................................17
Navigation Terms .....................................................................60, 61
nearest waypoints ...........................................................................31
New Location .................................................................................11
NMEA 54, 56
North Reference .............................................................................52
North Up .......................................................................................14
Off Course ......................................................................................53
Orientation .....................................................................................14
Overzoom ......................................................................................12
P
Performance ...................................................................................55
Plan Route ......................................................................................42
Plot Page ........................................................................................24
Plot Page .......................................................................... Options 25
Points of Interest ............................................................................35
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Appendix I
Getting Started
Index
Points of Interest Options ...............................................................35
Power ..........................................................................................55
power/data cable ............................................................................56
Project Location .............................................................................34
Proximity .......................................................................................43
Proximity waypoints .......................................................................43
R
‘Review’ Route Waypoint ................................................................41
Railroad ..........................................................................................19
Receiver Status ................................................................................. 9
Registration ......................................................................................1
Reverse Route .................................................................................42
Routes 38-42
Routes Page Options ......................................................................39
S
Satellite Location ............................................................................10
Satellite Strength Indicator Bars ......................................................10
Serial Data Format ..........................................................................54
Services ..........................................................................................17
Setup Highway ............................................................................... 23
Setup Map ................................................................................13, 19
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Appendix I
Index
Setup Menu ....................................................................................54
Shallow Water ................................................................................53
Sight ‘N Store .................................................................................34
Simulating GPS ................................................................................9
Simulator .......................................................................................47
Software Licenese Agreement .............................................................4
Specifications .................................................................................55
Speed ............................................................................................9
Speed Filter .................................................................................... 51
Spot Soundings .............................................................................. 17
Start/Stop Simulator ....................................................................... 11
Stored w/o Batteries .......................................................................... 8
Sunrise/Sunset ................................................................................46
Sun and Moon ................................................................................46
Symbol 32
System Info ....................................................................................47
T
Temperature ...................................................................................51
Tides ..........................................................................................44
Tide Station ....................................................................................45
Tide Stations ..................................................................................17
Time
..........................................................................................10
Time’ Tab ....................................................................................... 50
Time Format ..................................................................................50
Time Offsets ...................................................................................57
Time Zone ......................................................................................50
TracBack .........................................................................................30
Tracks ..........................................................................................28
Track Information Page ..................................................................29
Track Log .......................................................................................17
Track Page ......................................................................................29
Track Page Options ........................................................................29
Track Up ........................................................................................14
Trip Computer .........................................................................27, 28
Trip Computer Options ..................................................................28
U
Units Tab ........................................................................................51
User UTM Grid ..............................................................................52
User Waypoints ..............................................................................31
UTM Grid ......................................................................................52
V
Vertical Tab ....................................................................................27
Vertical Tab Options .......................................................................28
W
WAAS ..........................................................................................48
Warnings and Cautions ....................................................................2
Waypoint Option Menu .................................................................31
Waypoint Pages Options ..........................................................33, 34
Waypoint Symbol ...........................................................................32
Wiring ..........................................................................................56
Z
Zoom Scale .....................................................................................12
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LIMITED WARRANTY
GARMIN Corporation warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and manufacture for one year from the date of purchase. 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. The customer is, however, responsible for any transportation costs. This
warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or unauthorized
alteration or repairs.
Appendix J
Getting Started
Warranty
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR 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.
To obtain warranty service, call the GARMIN Customer Service department
(913-397-8200) for a returned merchandise tracking number. The unit should
be securely packaged with the tracking number clearly marked on the outside of
the package and sent freight prepaid and insured to a GARMIN warranty service
station. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase
for warranty repairs. 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.
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Notes
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© Copyright 2002 GARMIN Ltd. or its subsidiaries
GARMIN International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
GARMIN (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9AQ, U.K.
GARMIN Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
Part Number 190-00249-00 Rev. B
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