Garmin 546s GPS Receiver User Manual

rino 600 series
quick start manual
Getting Started
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S ee the Important Safety and Product
Information guide in the product
box for product warnings and other
important information.
When using your device the first time,
complete these tasks.
1. Install the batteries or battery pack
(page 4–5).
2. If necessary, charge the lithium-ion
battery (page 4).
3. Acquire satellite signals (page 5).
4. Set up the radio (page 6).
Select to send out a call
tone. If enabled (page 8),
the call key sends your
position when released.
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Hold to turn on or off
the unit. Select to adjust
backlight, volume,
squelch level, and to lock
or unlock the screen.
Hold to talk. PTT stands
for push-to-talk.
Battery Information
Manual Conventions
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This product contains a lithium-ion
battery. To prevent the possibility of
personal injury or product damage
caused by battery exposure to extreme
heat, store the device out of direct
Getting More Information
The temperature rating for the device
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
device in below-freezing conditions.
All the pages are found on the home
screen. Use or to scroll through
the pages. The small arrows (>) used in
the text indicate that you should select
a series of items in order, for example,
“Select Delete > Yes.”
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The device operates on the included
lithium-ion battery pack or four AA
Installing the Lithium-ion
note: The lithium-ion battery pack
can be used with only the Rino 650
and 655t.
1. Locate the battery pack ➊ that
came in the product box.
2. Align the metal contacts on the
battery pack with the metal contacts
on the back of the unit.
3. Gently press the battery pack into
4. Turn the D-ring clockwise.
Charging the Lithium-ion
Before you use the device the first
time, charge the battery.
Charging a fully depleted battery takes
6 hours. The device will not charge
when outside the temperature range
from -4°F to 140°F (from -20°C to
1. Plug the AC charger into a standard
wall outlet.
2. Lift the weather cap.
3. Plug the small end of the AC
charger into the two-pin connector
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4. Charge the device completely.
A fully charged battery can run for
up to 14 hours before it must be
3. Replace the battery cover, and turn
the D-ring clockwise.
Installing AA Batteries
Instead of the lithium-ion battery pack,
you can use alkaline, NiMH, or lithium
batteries. This is especially handy
when you are on the trail and cannot
charge the lithium-ion battery pack.
Use NiMH or lithium batteries for best
It may take 30 to 60 seconds to acquire
1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
and pull up to remove the cover.
2. Insert four AA batteries, observing
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Acquiring Satellite
1. Go outdoors to an open area.
2. Turn on the device.
3. Wait while the device searches for
A question mark flashes while the
device determines your location.
4. Select to open the backlight
status page.
The GPS bars indicate satellite
strength. When the bars are green,
the device has acquired satellite
2. Use + or - to select a channel.
The radio page provides the user
interface for Family Radio Service
(FRS) and General Mobile Radio
Service (GMRS) radio operations.
The Rino has a total of 30 channels and
121 squelch codes.
FRS channels
GMRS channels
Repeater channels
GMRS frequencies are regulated by the
FCC. In order to transmit on GMRS
frequencies, you must obtain a license
from the FCC. See the Rino 600 Series
Owner’s Manual.
Choosing a Channel
1. Select Radio > Channel.
Scanning Channels
You can scan the channels for voice
Select Radio > Scan.
Setting Up a Scan List
You can pick which channels and codes
to scan. Selecting specific channels and
codes reduces the scan time and helps
prevent missing a transmission.
1. Select
> Setup Scanlist.
2. Select a channel to add.
3. Select .
Monitoring for Activity
You can monitor a single channel for
any activity, including static and weak
voice signals. This is helpful if a signal
is going out of range.
Select Radio > Monitor.
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The first time a signal is received from
another Rino user, the new contact
page appears. From that page you
can show their location on the map,
navigate to their location (page 7), or
add them to your contacts list.
Saving a New Contact
When a new contact signal is received,
the new contact page appears.
Select OK to save the contact.
Navigating to a Contact
Before you can navigate to a contact,
you must save the contact (page 7).
1. Select Contacts.
2. Select a contact.
3. Select View Map > Go.
4. Follow to your destination.
note: Notes transmit to all users on
your current channel and code.
Editing Contacts
1. Select Contacts.
2. Select a contact.
3. Select an item.
4. Select .
You can send notes to other Rino users
on your current channel and code. You
can review previously received notes
from your contacts. You can edit and
save favorite notes to quickly send
them later.
Viewing Contacts on the Map
1. Select Contacts.
2. Select a contact.
3. Select View Map.
Creating a Note
1. Select Notes > <Send Note> <New
2. Write the note.
The maximum character limit is 13.
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3. Select .
4. Select an option:
• Select Send Note to send
without saving.
• Select Save.
• Select Send and Save.
About Peer-to-Peer
note: You can send a location only
once every 30 seconds, due to FCC
You can send your location to another
Rino using peer-to-peer positioning.
You can also track the movement of
other Rino users and navigate to their
Enabling Peer-to-Peer
Select Setup > Send Location >
Sending Your Location
Before you can send a location, you
must enable peer-to-peer positioning
(page 8).
1. Select Share Wirelessly >
Transmit on Radio.
2. Select a category.
3. Select an item.
4. Select Send.
Waypoints are locations you record and
store in the device.
Creating a Waypoint
You can save your current location as
a waypoint.
Select Mark Waypoint.
Finding a Waypoint
1. Select Where To? > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint.
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Navigating to a
You can use the Where To? menu to
navigate to a destination. Not all Where
To? categories are available in all areas
and maps.
Select Where To?.
Select a destination.
Select Go.
Navigate using the map (page 9) or
compass (page 9).
represents your location on the map.
As you travel, the moves. When you
are navigating to a destination, your
route is marked with a magenta line.
Using the Map
You can use the map to navigate an
active route.
3. Follow
to your destination.
The device has a 3-axis compass. You
can use a bearing pointer or a course
pointer to navigate to your destination.
Note: When the device is in an auto
mount, the compass displays GPS
heading, not magnetic heading.
Calibrating the Compass
Calibrate the electronic compass
outdoors. Do not stand near objects that
influence magnetic fields, such as cars,
buildings, or overhead power lines.
You should calibrate the compass after
moving long distances, experiencing
temperature changes, or changing the
1. Select Map.
2. Hold the device level.
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1. From the compass, select MENU.
2. Select Calibrate Compass > Start.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
A track is a recording of your path.
The track log contains information
about points along the recorded path,
including time, location, and elevation
for each point.
Creating a Route
1. Select Route Planner > Create
Route > Select First Point.
2. Select a category.
3. Select the first point in the route.
4. Select Use > Select Next Point.
5. Repeat steps 2–4 until the route is
A route must contain at least two
6. Select
to save the route.
Camera and Photos
You can take photos with the Rino
655t. When you take a photo, the
geographic location is automatically
saved in the photo information. You
can navigate to the location like a
waypoint (page 11).
Taking a Photo
1. Select Camera.
2. Turn the device horizontally or
vertically to change the orientation
of the photo.
3. If necessary, select + or - to zoom
in or out.
4. Select .
Viewing Photos
You can view photos you have taken
with the camera (page 10) and photos
you have transferred to the device.
1. Select Photo Viewer.
2. Select and to view all the
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3. Select a photo to see a larger view
of it.
Navigating to a Photo
1. Select Where To? > Photos.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select Go.
4. Navigate using the map (page 9) or
compass (page 9).
Registering Your Device
Help us better support you by
completing our online registration
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• Keep the original sales receipt, or a
photocopy, in a safe place.
Resetting the Device
If your device screen or keys stop
responding, you can reset the device.
note: This does not erase any of your
data or settings.
Contacting Garmin
Product Support
You can contact Garmin Product
Support if you have any questions
about this product.
• In the USA, go to
/support, or contact Garmin USA
by phone at (913) 397.8200 or
(800) 800.1020.
• In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe)
Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000.
• In Europe, go to
/support and click Contact
Support for in-country support
information, or contact Garmin
(Europe) Ltd. by phone at +44 (0)
1. Remove the batteries.
2. Reinstall the batteries.
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January 2013
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