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Humminbird 531478-2_B GPS Receiver User Manual
GPS Receiver
531478-2_B
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this operations manual carefully in order to get full benefit from all the features
and applications of your Humminbird® product.
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WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent collision,
grounding, boat damage, or personal injury. When the boat is moving, water depth
may change too quickly to allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very
slow speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.
WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should only be performed
by authorized service personnel. Any modification of the serial number or attempt to
repair the original equipment or accessories by unauthorized individuals will void the
warranty.
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cancer and/or reproductive harm.
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Table of Contents
GPS Connection Kit
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How GPS and Trackplotting Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Connecting a GPS Receiver to the Fishfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
GPS Receiver Installation
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Stem Mount with 1” - 14 Thread. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Under Mounting Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No Access Under Mounting Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finish Routing the Cable and Check Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Views
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Bird's Eye View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Track View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Combo View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
View Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Introduction to Navigation
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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save, Edit or Delete a Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save or Clear a Current Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The Menu System
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Start-Up Options Menu
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Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessory Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Diagnostic View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Connect (with PC Connect Cable only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu (Sonar Views only)
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Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Navigation X-Press™ Menu (navigation views only)
Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Go To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint [Name] (only with an active cursor on a waypoint) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cursor to Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Current Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clear Current Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skip Next Waypoint (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Target (only if target is active) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Grid (only If grid is active) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sonar Window (Combo View only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint [Name] (most recently-created waypoint). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation Menu Tab
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Current Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saved Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grid Rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trackpoint Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Min Distance (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map Datum (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Course Projection Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarms Menu Tab
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Off Course Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Arrival Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Drift Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Setup Menu Tab
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Units - Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Units - Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Triplog Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Time Zone (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Position Format (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Format (Advanced, International only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date Format (Advanced, International only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NMEA Output (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting
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Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached. . . . . . . . .
Display Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding the Cause of Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Humminbird® Accessories
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GPS & Navigation Glossary
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Contact Humminbird®
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NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International Only) are only available
on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized International Distributors. It is
important to note that products sold in the U.S. are not intended for resale in the
international market. To obtain a list of authorized International Distributors, please
visit our website at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468 to locate the distributor nearest you.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with PC Connect Cable Only)
require the purchase of a separate accessory. You can visit our website at
www.humminbird.com to order these accessories online or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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GPS Connection Kit
The Humminbird® GPS Connection Kit includes the following items:
• GPS Antenna Receiver with 20' (6 m) cable
• AS YC ("Y") cable for multiple accessory attachment
• Hardware kit for stem or deck mounting
• GPS Receiver Accessory Manual.
NOTE: 10 foot extension cables are available as an optional purchase item. These can
be used to extend the total Antenna Cable length up to 50 feet.
How GPS and Trackplotting Work
Your Humminbird® uses GPS and sonar to determine your position, display it on a
grid, and provide detailed underwater information. The Global Positioning System
(GPS) is a satellite navigation system designed and maintained by the U.S.
Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military use; however,
civilians may also take advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities,
typically within 4.5 - 10 meters, depending on conditions and your Humminbird®
model. This means that 95% of the time, the GPS receiver will read a location
within 4.5 - 10 meters of your actual position. Your GPS Receiver also uses
information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation System), EGNOS (the
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and MSAS (the MTSAT
Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are available in your area.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. Your
present position is determined by receiving signals
from up to 16 satellites and measuring the distance
from the satellites.
All satellites broadcast a uniquely coded signal
once per second at exactly the same time. The GPS
receiver on your boat receives signals from
satellites that are visible to it. Based on time
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differences between each received signal, the GPS receiver determines its
distance to each satellite. With distances known, the GPS receiver mathematically
triangulates its own position. With once per second updates, the GPS receiver
then calculates its velocity and bearing.
The GPS Receiver allows you to combine easy-to-use trackplotting and navigation
capabilities with advanced fishfinding. The following GPS functionality is currently
supported by your Fishing System when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks and waypoints
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next.
Connecting a GPS Receiver to the Fishfinder
Here's how to access GPS functionality using your GPS Receiver Accessory:
1. Attach the GPS receiver to your Fishfinder Control Head COM port using
the NMEA cable attached to the antenna.
2. If you are already using other Fishfinder accessories plugged into the COM
connector, you will also need to use the AS-YC ("Y") cable included in your
GPS Hardware Kit so that you can use both the accessories and your GPS
Receiver at the same time. Attach the COM connector of the "Y" cable
directly to your Fishfinder Control Head COM port. Attach the GPS receiver
to the NMEA-COM connector of the "Y" cable. Re-connect your Fishfinder
accessories to the ACCY-COM connector of the "Y" cable.
3. Power up the Fishfinder Fishing System (see your Fishfinder Operation
Manual for details).
4. When the Fishfinder detects the NMEA input from the GPS Receiver, the
Combo, Track and Bird's Eye Views will be added automatically to the
VIEW key function. A Navigation menu tab and the Navigation X-Press™
menu will also be added automatically to the Menu system.
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Fishing System
AS-YC (“Y”) Cable
Smartcast® WSL
GPS Receiver
WeatherSense®
5. The Fishfinder Control Head outputs NMEA signals through the "pigtail"
cable attached to the end of the GPS receiver cable for connection to
devices such as autopilots. Connect the NMEA Out (White Wire) of the
cable to the NMEA In of the device you are connecting to your Fishfinder.
The pinouts of this cable are as follows:
• Red Wire, +12V (output voltage only)
• Black Wire, Ground
• White Wire, NMEA Out.
CAUTION! Please use caution before connecting the red +12V wire to any
other NMEA device. This is an output voltage provided by the Fishfinder unit
and receiver and should only be connected to those NMEA devices that need
a 12 volt input.
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GPS Receiver Installation
To optimize performance of the GPS receiver, mount it in an area that has full
exposure to the sky. The effective area of reception is 10° above the horizon.
Different circumstances determine the mounting method appropriate for your
GPS receiver.
If you have…
Then use...
An antenna stem with standard 1" – 14 thread
Stem Mount with 1" - 14 Thread
Access under mounting location
Access Under Mounting Location
No access under mounting location
No Access Under Mounting Location
Stem Mount with 1" - 14 Thread
Follow these steps to stem mount the GPS receiver:
1. If you have a pre-existing stem mount, skip to step 2.
If you need to mount the antenna pole (stem),
determine the best location, preplan and test the
cable routing to your Fishfinder unit before any
drilling or cutting of your boat surfaces, then route
the 20’ (6 m) cable to the desired mounting location.
Mark the location and drill a 3/4” (19 mm) hole for the
cable and cable connector. If you have purchased
hardware to stem mount your GPS receiver, follow
the instructions included with that hardware to
attach the stem to the boat.
Receiver Head
Receiver
Base
Antenna
Stem
Stem Mount,
Attaching Receiver
Base to Stem
NOTE: 10’ extension cables may be purchased from Humminbird® if your planned
cable route exceeds 20’ (6 m). Maximum cable length, including extension cables,
should not exceed 50’ (16 m). Visit our website at www.humminbird.com, or call our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 to purchase extension cables.
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2. Screw on the receiver base to the stem first, making
sure that the stem pipe does not protude from the
receiver base. This adds protection to the cable
when pulling it through the pipe stem. In addition to
this, deburr the pipe edges to reduce cable
abrasion.
3. Use electrical tape to secure the NMEA pigtail to
the cable as shown in the illustration.
NOTE: Leave the NMEA pigtail secured to the cable unless
needed in order to make it easier to remove the GPS receiver.
4. Route the GPS receiver cable through the stem and
continue with the planned cable route.
5. Attach the GPS receiver to its base using the included
#6 - 1/4” screws. Hand tighten only.
NMEA
Pigtail
Taped
NMEA
Pigtail
Cable Out
NMEA Pigtail
Taped to Cable
#6 - 1/4” Mounting
Screws
Access Under Mounting Location
Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver when
you can route the cable down through the mounting
surface:
1. Determine the best location, then test route the 20’
(6 m) cable from the Fishfinder control head to the
planned mounting location of the GPS receiver.
Cable
Route
Stem
Stop
Attaching the Receiver
to the Base, Making
Sure Cable is Not
Pinched
NOTE: 10’ extension cables may be purchased from
Humminbird® if your planned cable route exceeds 20’ (6 m).
Maximum cable length, including extension cables, should not
exceed 50’ (16 m). Visit our website at www.humminbird.com,
or call our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 to
purchase extension cables.
Access Under
Mounting Location
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2. Mark the mounting location and drill a 3/4” (19 mm) hole for the cable and
cable connector. Secure the NMEA pigtail to the cable with electrical
tape. Route the cable.
3. Cover the cable hole with the GPS receiver. Make sure the receiver is flush
against the surface and mark the two mounting holes with a pencil or awl.
4. Move the receiver to the side and drill two pilot holes, using a 5/32”
(4 mm) bit.
NOTE: Apply marine-grade silicone caulk or sealant to both screw and drilled holes as
needed to protect your boat from water damage.
5. Align the GPS receiver’s screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach
with the #6 - 3/4” Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only.
NOTE: If the mounting surface is thin or made of a light-weight material, you may need
to add reinforcing material below the mounting surface in order to support the GPS
receiver.
No Access Under Mounting Location
Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver in a
situation where you must route the cable to the side
because there is no space for a cable underneath the
mounting location.
No Access Under
Mounting Location
1. Determine the best location, then test route the 20’ (6
m) cable from the Fishfinder control head to the
planned mounting location of the GPS receiver.
NOTE: 10’ extension cables may be purchased from
Humminbird® if your planned cable route exceeds 20’ (6 m).
Maximum cable length, including extension cables, should not
exceed 50’ (16 m). Visit our website at www.humminbird.com,
or call our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 to
purchase extension cables.
NMEA
Pigtail
Taped
NMEA
Pigtail
Cable Out
NMEA Pigtail Taped
to Cable
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2. Confirm that the cable length is adequate and route the cable from the
receiver to the Fishfinder control head. If holes are required to route the
cable, they must be 3/4” (19 mm) to allow for the cable connector. Secure
the NMEA pigtail with electrical tape.
3. The GPS receiver has two wire routing notches. Use the cable notch
closest to the intended cable route.
4. With the cable routed, position the GPS receiver in the planned mounting
location and mark the mounting holes with a pencil or awl.
5. Move the GPS receiver to the side and drill the two 5/32” (4 mm) pilot holes.
NOTE: Apply marine-grade silicone caulk or sealant to both screw and drilled holes as
needed to protect your boat from water damage.
6. Align the screw holes of the GPS receiver over the pilot screw holes,
referring to the illustration, and attach with the #6 - 3/4 Phillips head
screws. Hand tighten only.
Finish Routing the Cable and Check Operation
Follow these steps to finish routing the GPS receiver cable between the
Fishfinder control head and the receiver:
1. Secure the cable along its path to the Fishfinder control head as
needed, using cable ties.
2. Plug the GPS receiver cable to the Fishfinder control head per the
instructions detailed in Connecting a GPS receiver to the Fishfinder.
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Views
Sonar
Views
Combo
View
Bird's
Eye
View
The following views will be added to the View Rotation
when a GPS receiver is connected to the Fishfinder
Fishing System:
Navigation views:
Track
View
• Bird’s Eye View
• Track View
• Combo View.
Bird’s Eye View
Bird's Eye View - This view shows a 3-D, perspective view of the track from a
point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns, the eye point
moves to follow the boat.
When you press the 4-WAY Cursor key in the Bird’s Eye View, the position of the
eye point will shift. This allows you to move and turn the eye point so that you can
look off to the sides, or even behind the boat. Pressing the RIGHT or LEFT arrow
keys on the 4-WAY Cursor key turns the eye point right or left, while pressing the
UP arrow key moves the eye point forward, and pressing the DOWN arrow key
moves the eye point backward.
Pressing the EXIT key moves the eye point back to its original position behind and
above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of Boat
Depth
Boat Icon
Speed of
Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
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Track View
Track View - This view shows the current track (also known as the position history
or breadcrumb trail) showing where the boat has been, along with saved tracks,
waypoints, and the current route (when navigating).
Track View with Active Cursor
Depth
Track Scale
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of
Cursor
Active Cursor
Distance to
Go To Cursor
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to North
Bearing
to Cursor
Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor keys to move the grid around on the display in
the direction of the key being pressed. When you do this, a bullseye cursor is
drawn at the center of the screen and is linked to the boat by a gray line, even if
the boat is off the screen.
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Combo View
Combo View - This view is displayed as a split screen, with Track View on the left
and Sonar View on the right side of the screen. The width of the sonar window
can be changed.
Combo View
Depth
Sonar
Window
Track Scale
Water
Surface
Temperature
Speed of Boat
Bearing of
Boat with
Respect
to North
View Orientation
Both Track and Combo views allow you to choose the orientation of the view.
When North-Up orientation is selected, North is shown at the top of the display.
In other words, objects located to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
When Course-Up orientation is selected, the direction of motion of the boat is
shown at the top of the display. In other words, objects ahead of the boat are
drawn above the boat. In both orientations, the view pans automatically, so that
the boat is always centered on the display. When the boat is stationary, it is drawn
as a circle. When the boat is in motion, it takes on a boat shape, pointed in the
direction of motion (always Up in the Course-Up orientation).
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Introduction to Navigation
Use your Fishfinder to establish waypoints at areas of interest and to navigate
to those waypoints via a route (representing the shortest intended distance
between waypoints). You can also view and save tracks, which represent the
actual path of the boat.
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your Fishing System can store up to 750 waypoints.
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
Waypoint
Depth
Route
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance of
Boat from Route
Track
DTG: Distance to
Go to Waypoint
BRG: Bearing
to Waypoint
Water Surface
Temperature
Speed of Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to North
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation, and
are used in trip planning. A route represents your intended navigation and shows
the shortest path from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying
on the route line is the most efficient way to get to your destination, although you
should always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart.
Tracks consist of detailed position history, and are displayed as a breadcrumb trail
of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit was
powered up (maximum of 2000 trackpoints displayed). You can clear the Current
Track or save it at any time. Your Fishing System can store up to 10 saved tracks, each
containing 2000 trackpoints. The current track represents your actual path so far.
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MENU key to
display the X-Press™ menu. Select Mark and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save
the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Track or Combo view, use the
Cursor key to designate the position you want to save as a waypoint. Then press
the MENU key to display the X-Press™ menu. Select Mark and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: On the Sonar view, use the Cursor key to
point to a feature in the sonar history (also called the Sonar Saver feature). Then
press the MENU key to display the X-Press™ menu. Select Mark and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to save the current position of the boat as a waypoint. The new
waypoint will also record the depth at that location.
NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical waypoint
name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint information later to give it
a different name and select an icon to represent it (see Waypoint submenu on the
Navigation Main Menu Tab).
Display the Waypoints Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu System, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Waypoints and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the
Waypoints submenu.
Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT your
current position, from the Waypoints submenu, select the Create option and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the Cursor keys to program a waypoint name, latitude,
longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to display a list of saved waypoints. Select the waypoint you want to
edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move
from field to field, and the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to changes values once you
are in a field. In the Waypoint Name, Latitude and Longitude fields, use the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters
are available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters. In the
Waypoint Icon field, use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the icon used
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to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Track Views. You can exit these fields
with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to save your changes.
To make it easier to select a waypoint, select Sort By and press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to select a sort order:
• Name shows the waypoints alphabetically
• Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first
• Distance shows the closest waypoint first.
Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints. Select the waypoint you want to
delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the waypoint is actually deleted.
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Track or Combo view, use the Cursor
key to select a position or waypoint to which you want to navigate. Press the
MENU key once to display the Navigation X-Press™ menu. Select Go To and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will begin immediately.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the MENU key once to display the
Navigation X-Press™ menu. Select Go To and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Then
choose the waypoint to which you would like to navigate from the waypoint list
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to select it.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create
a longer multi-segment route.
Skipping a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to skip
to, navigation will be cancelled.
Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select Cancel
Navigation and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created.
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
Waypoint
Target
Track Scale
Add or Remove a Waypoint Target: From the
Waypoints submenu, select Target and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints.
Select the waypoint you want to target. A target
consisting of concentric circles centered on the
selected waypoint will appear on all of the
navigation views; the target shows various
distance ranges from the targeted waypoint. To
remove the target, choose Remove Target from
the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
Track View with Target
Waypoint
Trolling Grid
Track Scale
Track View with Grid
Add or Remove a Trolling Grid: From the
Waypoints submenu, select Grid and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints.
Select the waypoint to which you want to add
the grid. The trolling grid will appear on all of the
navigation views, and can be used as a guide
when trolling around a waypoint. The grid can
be rotated to any desired heading using Grid
Rotation from the Navigation Main menu. To
remove the trolling grid, choose Remove Grid
from the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid at one time. If you apply
a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid
lines on the trolling grid is the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of
the display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
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Save or Clear a Current Track
Save the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select Save Current
Track and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on the display, but will
change from black to gray. To remove the track completely from the display, see
Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks.
NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit a Saved Track).
Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select Clear
Current Track and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from the
display and discarded.
Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks
Display the Tracks Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to display
the Main Menu System, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation
tab. Select Tracks and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Tracks submenu.
Edit a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you want to edit and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the
Cursor keys to move between fields. In the Track Name field, the UP and DOWN
Cursor keys change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are
available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters. You can exit the
Track Name field with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key.
Select Save and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save your changes.
Delete a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you want to
delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the track is actually deleted.
Hide or display a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Visibility and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you
want to hide or display and use the Cursor keys to select Hidden or Visible. Press
the EXIT key to return to the Tracks submenu.
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The Menu System
The menu system is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main
components of the menu system are:
Start-Up Options Menu - Press the MENU key during the power up sequence to
view the Start-Up Options menu.
X-Press™ Menu - The X-Press™ menu allows you to access
the settings that are changed frequently without having to
navigate through the whole menu system. Press the MENU
key once to display the X-Press™ Menu. When you select a
menu item from the X-Press™ menu, the menu will collapse,
leaving only the menu choice on the screen. Use the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys to reactivate the X-Press™ menu.
X-PressTM Menu
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu choices will vary depending on which view is active when you
press the MENU key, as well as whether you are in Normal or Advanced User Mode. Either
the Sonar or Navigation X-Press™ Menu will appear, depending on the view you are in.
Main Menu Tabs - Less frequently-adjusted menus are
grouped into the Main Menu System. The Main Menu
system is organized under the following tab headings to
help you find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation (if the GPS Receiver is attached), Setup, Views,
and Accessories.
Main Menu System
Normal User Mode
Press the MENU key twice for the Main Menu, then use the
4-WAY Cursor LEFT or RIGHT key to select a tab, and use the
DOWN or UP key to select a specific menu item under that
tab, then use the LEFT or RIGHT keys again to change a
menu setting. Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top
of the tab. A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means
that you can scroll to additional menu choices using the
DOWN Cursor key. A right or left arrow on a menu choice
means that you can use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to
make changes or to see more information.
NOTE: The Main Menu choices will vary depending on whether you are in Normal or
Advanced User Mode.
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User Mode (Normal or Advanced) - An Advanced Mode is provided for users
who desire the highest level of control over the Fishing System and Normal
Mode for users who desire greater simplicity and fewer menu choices.
Additional Advanced menu choices will be displayed throughout the menu
system when you navigate to specific menus while in Advanced Mode. Any
changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you switch
back to Normal Mode. For example, if you set specific views to be visible while
in Advanced User Mode, and then return to Normal User Mode, those views
will still be visible. See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode for specific instructions
on changing to Advanced User Mode.
Sonar Tab,
Normal Mode
Sonar Tab,
Advanced Mode
Total Screen Update - when you change any menu settings that affect the Sonar
View, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the menu to
apply the change to the screen). For instance, by switching between "Inverse" and
"Structure ID®" from the X-Press™ menu it is possible to alternate quickly
between the two viewing methods.
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Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key when the Title screen is
displayed to access the Start-Up Options menu.
Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor keys to
position the cursor, then the RIGHT Cursor key to
select one of the following choices. If you wait too
long, the system will default to whichever menu
mode happens to be highlighted:
Start-Up Options Menu
• Normal
• Simulator
• System Status
• PC Connect
(use with PC Connect Cable).
See the following paragraphs for more information about each of these choices.
Normal Operation
Use Normal operation for on the water operation with a transducer connected. In
addition, your Fishing System uses advanced transducer detection methods to
determine if a transducer is connected. If a functioning transducer is connected,
Normal operation will be selected automatically at power up and your Fishing
System can be used on the water.
Exit Normal operation by powering your Fishing System off.
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Simulator
Simulator, Shown with Optional
WeatherSense® Accessory
Use the Simulator to learn how to use your
Fishing System before taking your boat on the
water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that
simulates on the water operation, providing a
randomly-updated display. We recommend
going through this manual while using the
Simulator, since all of the menus function and
affect the display the way they actually do when
in Normal operation.
NOTE: To get the full benefit of the Simulator, it is important to select Simulator
manually from the Start-Up Options menu as opposed to letting the Fishing System
enter Simulator automatically (as it will if a transducer is not connected and you do
nothing during power up). Manually selecting Simulator from the Start-Up Options
menu allows you to pre-configure your Fishing System for on the water operation. Any
menu changes you make will be saved for later use.
A message will appear on the display periodically to remind you that you are using
the Simulator.
Exit the Simulator by powering your Fishing System off.
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
The following screens are displayed in turn when you press the VIEW button
when using System Status:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View.
Exit System Status by powering your Fishing System off.
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Self Test
Self Test displays results from the internal
diagnostic self test, including unit serial number,
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) serial number,
software revision, total hours of operation and
the input voltage.
System Status Self Test Screen
Accessory Test
Accessory Test lists the accessories connected
to the system.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected
only if the paddlewheel has moved since your
Fishing System was powered up.
Accessory Test Screen
NOTE: GPS will be shown as Connected
when your Fishing System detects your GPS
Receiver.
GPS Diagnostic View
GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.
NOTE: The GPS Diagnostic View only appears if the GPS Receiver is connected.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
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WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Sky Chart
Satellite
Being Used
Satellite
Being
Monitored
Current Latitude
and Longitude
NOTE: Units with software versions earlier than 2.54 may require an optional
software update to see the satellite data on the satellite status screen and to
maximize accuracy from WAAS satellites. This software update is not required for
the GPS Receiver to provide normal GPS position, speed, and direction information
to your unit.
To check the software version of your control head, see Start Up Options Menu,
System Status, Self Test. Software updates can be downloaded from our web site
and require an optional-purchase PC Connection Kit (AS PC) to connect to your
control head. Complete instructions are available at www.humminbird.com or call
our Customer Resource Center for more information at 1-800-633-1468.
PC Connect
(With PC Connect Cable only)
Use PC Connect to update the software of the Fishing System control head. This
feature requires the use of the PC Connect Cable. Complete instructions are
included with the PC Connect Cable accessory.
NOTE: The PC Connect Cable requires a separate purchase. For more information visit
our website at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
Exit PC Connect mode by powering the Fishing System off.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ menu provides access to the
settings most frequently used. Press the MENU key
once while in any of the Sonar Views to access the
Sonar X-Press™ menu.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system
settings such as whether the unit is set for Advanced User
mode.
The Mark and Cancel Navigation menu selections will
be added to the Sonar X-Press™ Menu when a GPS is
connected to the Fishing System.
Sonar X-PressTM Menu
See your Fishing System Operations Manual for
information on the standard Sonar X-Press™ Menu
choices.
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Mark
Mark allows you to mark the position of a
waypoint, either at the current boat location, or, if the Cursor is active, at the
current Cursor location.
To Mark a Waypoint:
1. Highlight Mark on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to mark the location of
a Waypoint.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Cancel Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the LEFT
Cursor key.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(navigation views only)
The Navigation X-Press™ menu provides access
to the settings most frequently used. Press the
MENU key once while in the Bird's Eye View, the
Track or the Combo View to access the Navigation
X-Press™ menu.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
The Navigation X-Press™ menu will be added to the
menu system when a GPS is connected to the Fishing
System, and will contain the following choices:
• Mark
• Zoom
• Go To
• Waypoint [Name]
• Cursor to Waypoint
• Save Current Track
• Clear Current Track
TM
Navigation X-Press Menu
• Skip Next Waypoint (Only When Navigating)
• Cancel Navigation (Only When Navigating)
• Remove Target (Only if a Target is Active)
• Remove Grid (Only if a Grid is Active)
• Sonar Window (Combo View Only)
• Waypoint [Name].
See your Fishing System Operations Manual for information on the standard
Navigation X-Press™ Menu choices.
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Mark
Mark allows you to mark the position of a
waypoint, either at the current boat location, or, if the Cursor is active, at the
current Cursor location.
To Mark a Waypoint:
1. Highlight Mark on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to mark the location of a
Waypoint.
Zoom
Zoom allows you to change the scale of the Bird's
Eye, Track and Combo Views.
To Zoom:
1. Highlight Zoom on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or
decrease the Zoom level.
Go To
Go To allows you to start Navigation towards a
waypoint. If the Cursor is active, choosing Go To creates a waypoint and starts
navigation towards that waypoint; if the Cursor is not active, choosing Go To
displays the list of waypoints, so that you can select the waypoint towards which
you want to navigate.
To Begin Navigation:
1. Highlight Go To on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to begin navigation. Navigation
will begin immediately if the Cursor is active or the Waypoint selection list
will appear. Select a waypoint and navigation will begin immediately.
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Waypoint [Name]
(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint
under your cursor.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
1. Move the cursor onto an existing waypoint and press the MENU key once, or use
Cursor to Waypoint to select a waypoint from a list of saved waypoints.
2. Highlight Waypoint[Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints submenu, which
contains the following menu choices:
Waypoint Submenu
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select the
Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
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Cursor to Waypoint
(Chart or Combo view only)
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved waypoint,
so that you can locate it or edit it.
NOTE: This X-Press™ menu item appears only if you have saved waypoints.
To move cursor to a saved waypoint:
1. Highlight Cursor to Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate Cursor to Waypoint.
3. Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor Control key to highlight the waypoint
you wish to move the cursor to, then use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cusor Control
key to select the destination waypoint.
Save Current Track
Save Current Track allows you to save the current
track being displayed. After the current track is saved, a new current track is started.
To Save Current Track:
1. Highlight Save Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate saving the current track.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current track, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current track, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
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Clear Current Track
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current
track being displayed and start a new track at the present position.
To Clear Current Track:
1. Highlight Clear Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate clearing the
current track.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To clear the current track, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel clearing the current track, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when navigating)
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This
menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Skip Next Waypoint:
1. Highlight Skip Next Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate skipping the
next waypoint.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To skip the next waypoint, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel skipping the next waypoint, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
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Cancel Navigation
(only when navigating)
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Cancel Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the LEFT
Cursor key.
Remove Target
(only if a target is active)
Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu choice
will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.
To Remove a Target:
1. Highlight Remove Target on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to remove the target.
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Remove Grid
(only if a grid is active)
Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu choice will
only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.
To Remove a Grid:
1. Highlight Remove Grid on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to remove the grid.
Sonar Window
(combo view only)
Sonar Window sets the size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View. Sonar
Window can only be accessed from the Combo View.
To Set the Size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View:
1. Highlight Sonar Window on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to adjust the size of the
sonar window. (Wide, Medium, Narrow, Default = Medium)
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Waypoint [Name]
(Most recently-created waypoint)
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently-created waypoint.
NOTE: You must have selected MARK from the X-Press™ menu at least once since you
last powered up for this menu choice to appear.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
1. Move the cursor to the desired position and select Mark from the
X-Press™ menu to save a waypoint.
2. Highlight Waypoint[Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints submenu.
Waypoint [Name] Submenu
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select the
Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that waypoint,
or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu
System, then press the RIGHT cursor key to select
the Navigation tab.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system
settings.
The Navigation Menu Tab will be added to the menu
system when a GPS is connected to your Fishing
System, and the following menu choices will appear
in the menu tab:
Navigation Menu Tab
• Current Track
• Saved Tracks
• Waypoints
• View Orientation
• North Reference
• Grid Rotation
• Trackpoint Interval
• Track Min Distance (Advanced)
• Map Datum (Advanced)
• Course Projection Line
• Delete All Nav Data (Advanced).
See your Fishing System Operations Manual for information on the standard
Navigation Menu Tab choices.
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Current Track
Current Track allows you to view the Current
Track submenu.
To view the Current Track Submenu:
1. Highlight Current Track on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Current Track submenu.
Current Track Submenu
The Current Track Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Save Current Track allows you to save the current track.
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track.
Appearance allows you to change the style and color of the current track.
(Breadcrumb Trail, Dashed Line, or Solid Line, and if a line, the color of the line,
from light to dark gray to black).
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Saved Tracks
Saved Tracks allows you to view the Saved
Tracks submenu.
To view the Saved Tracks Submenu:
1. Highlight Saved Tracks on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Saved Tracks submenu.
Saved Tracks Submenu
The Saved Tracks Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Edit allows you to select a previously-saved track and edit its name, whether it is
visible or not, and its appearance.
Delete allows you to delete a track from a list of previously-saved tracks.
Default sets the appearance of the track created by selecting Save Current Track.
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Waypoints
Waypoints allows you to view the Waypoints
submenu.
To view the Waypoints Submenu:
1. Highlight Waypoints on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Waypoints
submenu.
Waypoints Submenu
The Waypoints Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Create allows you to create a new waypoint and edit it immediately. The current
boat position will be used as the default, but you can set the coordinates to any
valid position. The Icon used to represent the waypoint in the Track and Combo
Views can also be changed.
Edit allows you to choose from a list of previously-saved waypoints, then edit the
Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select the Icon that will be used to
represent the waypoint in the Track and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to a waypoint selected from the
list of saved waypoints.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that waypoint,
or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list of waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list of
waypoints.
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View Orientation
View Orientation allows you to select whether the
Track and Combo Views should be drawn North-Up or Course-Up.
To change the View Orientation setting:
1. Highlight View Orientation on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the View
Orientation setting. (North-Up, Course-Up, Default = North-Up)
NOTE: The View Orientation setting does not apply to the Bird's Eye View.
North Reference
North Reference allows you to have bearings
displayed with one of two orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
To change the North Reference setting:
1. Highlight North Reference on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the North Reference
setting. (True, Magnetic, Default = True)
Grid Rotation
Grid Rotation allows you to set the orientation of
the trolling grid in degrees, where a setting of 0° displays a standard North,
South, East, West alignment. See Waypoints for information on how to set a Grid.
To change the Grid Rotation setting:
1. Highlight Grid Rotation on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Grid
Rotation setting. (0° to 89°, Default = 0°)
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Trackpoint Interval
Trackpoint Interval allows you to select the time
period between trackpoints. The current track can only contain up to 2000
trackpoints, so longer time periods cause the track to extend back further in time,
but will be less detailed.
NOTE: Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
To change the Trackpoint Interval setting:
1. Highlight Trackpoint Interval on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Trackpoint Interval setting. (1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds,
30 seconds or 60 seconds, Default = 15 seconds)
NOTE: During slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min
Distance to small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
Track Min Distance
(Advanced)
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track. The Track Min Distance menu choice is only
available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).
NOTE: Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
To change the Track Minimum Distance setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Track Min
Distance on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Track Min
Distance setting. (1 to 300 feet or 1 to 100 meters [International Units
Only], Default = 16 ft, 5 m)
NOTE: During slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min
Distance to small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
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Map Datum
(Advanced)
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the Fishing
System to match those of a paper map. The Map Datum menu choice is only
available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
To change the Map Datum setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Map Datum
on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Map
Datum setting. (Default = WGS 84)
Course Projection Line
Course Projection Line allows you to display or
hide an arrow extending from the bow of the boat that projects your current
course, and shows where the boat will go if you continue on your present course.
To change the Course Project Line setting:
1. Highlight Course Projection Line on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Course
Projection Line setting (Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden)
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Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks and Waypoints. This menu
choice should be used with caution. The Delete All Nav Data menu choice is only
available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
To Delete All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Delete All Nav
Data on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to delete all navigation data.
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Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access
the Main Menu System. The Alarms tab will be the
default selection.
NOTE: When an alarm is triggered, you can silence it
by pressing any key. The alarm will be silenced, and
will not be triggered again until a new instance of the
alarm condition is detected.
The following menu choices will be added to your
Alarms Menu Tab when a GPS is connected to the
Fishing System:
Alarms Menu
• Off Course Alarm
• Arrival Alarm
• Drift Alarm.
See your Fishing System Operations Manual for information on the standard
Alarm Menu choices.
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Off Course Alarm
Off Course Alarm sounds when the boat has
moved too far off course based on the menu setting when navigating. Off Course
Alarm allows you to set how far the boat is allowed to move off course before the
Off Course Alarm will sound.
Off Course Limits
Arrival Alarm Circle
To change the Off Course Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Off Course Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Off
Course Alarm setting. (Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters
[International Models only], Default = 300 ft, 100 m)
Arrival Alarm
Arrival Alarm sounds when the boat has either
exceeded the distance to the destination waypoint, or has entered the Arrival
Alarm Circle, based on the menu setting when navigating. Arrival Alarm allows
you to set how close the boat must be to the destination waypoint before the
Arrival Alarm will sound.
To change the Arrival Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Arrival Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Arrival
Alarm setting. (Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters [International
Models only], Default = 150 ft, 50 m)
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Drift Alarm
Drift Alarm sounds when the boat has exceeded
the distance from the boat’s anchored position, based on the menu setting. Drift
Alarm allows you to set the size of a perimeter around the boat’s anchored position;
if the anchored boat drifts outside of that perimeter, the Drift Alarm will sound.
Drift Alarm Circle
Drift Alarm Perimeter
To change the Drift Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Drift Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Drift
Alarm setting. (Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters [International
Models only], Default = Off)
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Setup Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the
tabbed Main Menu System, then press the RIGHT
cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system
settings such as whether the unit is set for Advanced User
mode and what accessories are attached to the unit.
The following menu choices will be added to your
Setup Menu Tab when a GPS is connected to the
Fishing System:
• Units - Distance
• Units - Speed
• Triplog Reset
• Local Time Zone (Advanced)
• Daylight Savings Time (Advanced)
• Position Format (Advanced)
• Time Format (Advanced, International Only)
• Date Format (Advanced, International Only)
• NMEA Format.
Setup Menu Tab
See your Fishing System Operations Manual for
information on the standard Setup Menu choices.
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Units - Distance
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all
distance-related readouts.
To change the Units - Distance setting:
1. Highlight Units - Distance on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Units Distance setting. (Domestic Models: Statute Miles, Nautical Miles;
Default = Statute Miles; International Models: Meters/Kilometers,
Meters/Nautical Miles, Feet/Statute Miles, Feet/Nautical Miles; Default =
Meters/Kilometers)
Units - Speed
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speedrelated readouts.
To change the Units - Speed setting:
1. Highlight Units - Speed on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Units Speed setting. (kph [International Models only], mph, kts, Default = kph
for International models and mph for Domestic models)
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Triplog Reset
Triplog Reset resets the Triplog to zero. The Triplog
provides the following information: timer for elapsed
time, distance traveled since last reset, and average speed.
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts in your Fishing System Operations
manual to find out how to display Triplog information on the screen.
To Reset Triplog:
1. Highlight Reset Triplog on the Setup menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate Triplog Reset.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To reset the Triplog, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To cancel Reset Triplog, press the LEFT Cursor key.
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Local Time Zone selects your time zone in reference to the time reported by the
GPS receiver when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View.
This menu choice is available only when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup
Menu Tab: User Mode.)
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts and User Mode in your Fishing
System Operations manual.
To change the Local Time Zone:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Local Time
Zone on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Local
Time Zone (Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern Standard Time).
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Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight
Saving Time. Selecting On adds one hour to the time display adjusted for your
local time zone. Selecting Off leaves the time display as adjusted for your local
time zone. This menu choice is available only when in Advanced User Mode
(see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
To change the Daylight Saving Time setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Daylight
Saving Time on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn Daylight Saving
Time On or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
Position Format
(Advanced)
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position
display. This menu choice is available only when in Advanced User Mode
(see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
To change the Position Format setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Position
Format on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Position
Format. (dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss", Default =
dd°mm.mmm')
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Time Format
(Advanced, International only)
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. This menu choice is
available only when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
International Models only. Time Format selects a 12 hour or 24 hour format for
the time of day displayed when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout on
the Sonar View (see Select Readouts).
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts and User Mode in your Fishing System
Operations manual.
To change the Time Format:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Time Format
on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Time
Format. (12 hour, 24 hour, Default = 12 hour)
Date Format
(Advanced, International only)
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. This menu choice is
available only when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User
Mode.) International Models only. Date Format selects the format for the
date display when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View. (see Select Readouts).
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts and User Mode in your Fishing System
Operations manual.
To change the Date Format:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Date Format
on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Date
Format. (mm/dd/yy, dd.mm.yy or yy.mm.dd, Default = mm/dd/yy)
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NMEA Output
(Advanced)
NMEA Output turns the NMEA output on or off. This menu choice is available
only when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode in your Fishing System Operations manual.
The following NMEA sentences are output:
DPT - Depth
MTW - Water Temperature
GLL - Lat/Lon Position
GGA - GPS Fix Data
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
To turn NMEA Output on or off:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight NMEA Output
on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the NMEA
Output to On or Off (Off, On, Default = Off)
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center, please read the
following section. Taking the time to review these troubleshooting guidelines may
allow you to solve a performance problem yourself, and therefore avoid sending
your unit back for repair.
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up
If your Fishing System doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also
comes with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
• the power cable is properly connected to the Fishing System control head,
• the power cable is wired correctly, with red to positive battery terminal
and black to negative terminal or ground,
• the fuse is operational, and
• the battery voltage of the power connector is at least 10 Volts.
Correct any known problems, including removing corrosion from the battery
terminals or wiring, or actually replacing the battery if necessary.
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started Fishing
System to go into Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power up
the Fishing System, it goes into Simulator mode automatically, even though a
transducer is already connected, this means that the control head is not detecting
the transducer. Perform the following troubleshooting tasks:
• Using the Installation Guide that also comes with your Fishing System,
check to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to the
Fishing System. Reconnect if necessary, and power up the Fishing System
again to see if this fixes the problem.
• Replace the non-functioning transducer with a known good transducer if
available and power up the control head again.
• Check the transducer cable. Replace the transducer if the cable is
damaged or corroded.
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Display Problems
There are several main conditions or sources of possible interference that may cause
problems with the quality of the information displayed on the control head. Look in
the following table for some symptoms of display problems and possible solutions:
Problem
Possible Cause
The control head loses
power at high speeds.
If the power output of your boat’s engine is unregulated,
the control head may be protecting itself using its overvoltage protection feature. Make sure the input voltage
does not exceed 20 Volts.
When the boat moves
at higher speeds, the
bottom disappears or
suddenly weakens, or
the display contains
gaps.
The transducer position may need to be adjusted. A mix of
air and water flowing around the transducer (cavitation)
may be interfering with the interpretation of sonar data. See
your Installation Guide for suggestions on adjusting the
transducer position.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar
readings seem weak
or faulty.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not
positioned correctly (i.e. mounted at an angle, not straight
down), or there is some kind of mechanical interference,
either because it is mounted inside a hull that is too thick for
proper sonar transmission, the bond between the
transducer and the hull is not airtight, or because the
transducer is dirty. Check with your Installation Guide for
guidance on re-positioning the transducer, and make sure
the transducer is clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of signal
transmission.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be
interfering with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause
of Noise for more information.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds,
and high sensitivity readings. One or more of the following sources can cause
noise or interference:
Possible Source of Noise
Isolation
Other electronic devices
Turn off any nearby electronic devices to see if
the problem goes away, then turn them on one
at a time to see if the noise re-appears.
The boat’s engine
To determine whether the boat’s engine is the
source of the noise, increase the RPMs while
the boat is in neutral and stationary to see if
the noise increases proportionately; if noise
appears when you rev the engine, the problem
could be the spark plugs, alternator, or
tachometer wiring. Replace the spark plugs
with resistor plugs, install an alternator filter, or
route the control head power and transducer
cables away from the engine wiring.
Cavitation from the boat’s
propeller
Turbulence created by the propeller can cause
noise; make sure the transducer is mounted at
least 15” (38 cm) from the propeller, and that
the water flows smoothly over the face of the
transducer at all times.
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Humminbird® Accessories
Accessories customize your Fishing System to your needs and enable you to stay
on the edge of new technology. When an accessory is connected to the Fishing
System, additional menus and readouts are added automatically to the Main
Menu System. Accessories available today that are supported by your Fishing
System include:
WeatherSense® Fishing Condition Monitor: purchase and plug in the
WeatherSense® accessory to your Fishing System to obtain barometric
pressure readouts and trend data in real time.
Wireless Sonar Link (WSL): purchase the Wireless Sonar Link (WSL) accessory
to receive remote sonar signals from a SmartCast® Remote Sonar Sensor (RSS).
Radio signals from the RSS are received by the WSL and are transmitted over the
Accessory Bus to the Fishing System.
PC Connect Cable: Purchase the PC Connect Cable to connect the Fishing System
to a PC in order to upload product software updates and new features obtained
from www.humminbird.com. This accessory requires the MSWindowscompatible HumminbirdPC™ software downloaded from our website to your PC
in order to communicate with the Fishing System.
Be sure to check out our website www.humminbird.com for additional new and
exciting accessories to grow your Fishing System!
NOTE: Each accessory requires a separate purchase. You can visit our website at
www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468
for additional details.
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GPS & Navigation Glossary
Acquisition Time: The length of time that a GPS receiver typically takes to
determine a position from at least three satellites. Humminbird® GPS receivers
provide very fast acquisition times (under one minute), permitting users to get out
on the water faster.
Alarm, Arrival: The audible alert that sounds when the boat is equal to or less
than the alarm setting (25 feet–3000 feet) from the location of the destination
waypoint.
Alarm, Drift: Drift Alarm is an audible alert that sounds when the boat is equal to
or over the alarm setting (25 feet–3000 feet) from the location where the alarm
was turned on.
Alarm, Off-Course: Off-Course Alarm is an audible alert that sounds when the
boat’s distance from the intended Track, (Cross Track Error), is equal to or over the
alarm setting (25 feet – 3000 feet). See Track and Cross Track Error.
Altitude: Altitude measures height above sea level. Altitude is a measurement
that can be provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG): Bearing is the direction to a destination waypoint measured in
degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270°
is West).
Chartplotter: Chartplotter describes a navigation device that shows Present
Position on a Map, along with Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes. All Chartplotters
are also considered Trackplotters. All Humminbird® GPS Combo units are
Chartplotters. See Trackplotter.
Cold Start: Cold Start refers to the procedure that a GPS receiver must perform
when it does not have historical information regarding its current location. This
procedure typically lasts for several minutes, and may be experienced upon first
power up of the receiver, or if the receiver has been moved a great distance.
Course Over Ground (COG): Course Over Ground is the current direction the boat
is traveling measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090°
East, 180° is South, 270° is West). When the Course Over Ground is equal to
Bearing, the boat is said to be “On Course” and will arrive at the destination in the
most efficient manner. COG is often confused with Heading. See Heading.
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Cross Track Error (XTE): Cross Track Error is the straight-line distance of the boat
from the intended Track. XTE measures how far the boat is off course, and also
triggers the Off Course Alarm. See Track.
Differential GPS (DGPS): Differential GPS is a system to improve the position
accuracy of the Department of Defense GPS through the use of secondary
“correction signals” broadcast from ground stations around the coastal United
States and on some inland waterways. These correction signals are provided by
the USCG and received by an auxiliary Differential Beacon Receiver (DBR) that
connects to the GPS receiver. The advent of WAAS has largely negated the need
for the added expense of a DBR in the United States.
Distance To Go: Distance To Go is the straight-line distance between Present
Position and the Destination Waypoint. DTG and SOG (Speed Over Ground) are
used to calculate Time To Go. See Time to Go and Speed Over Ground.
Estimated Position Error (EPE): Estimated Position Error is a calculation that
indicates the potential position inaccuracy the user may experience due to a
variety of GPS factors which include satellite position in the sky, signal strength
and others factors.
Fix Type: Fix Type indicates whether the GPS receiver is providing 2D fix or 3D fix. A
2D fix requires only three satellites and provides only latitude and longitude. A 3D
fix requires four or more satellites, and provides latitude, longitude and altitude.
GPS: GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System. GPS provides accurate
position (latitude, longitude, altitude) information virtually anywhere on the earth
through satellite technology and personal receivers on the ground. A series of
geosynchronous satellites broadcast a unique signal toward the earth once per
second. A GPS receiver, such as that included with many Humminbird® products,
receives the signals from these satellites and is able to determine position based
on very slight differences in the time each signal is received and the receiver’s
knowledge of the location of each of the satellites.
Heading: Heading describes the direction the boat is pointing and is measured in
degrees (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
Due to wind and waves, the boat is often traveling in a slightly different direction
than it is heading, and therefore Heading is often confused with Course Over
Ground. See Course Over Ground.
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Map Datum: A Map Datum refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that
was referenced when creating a chart (i.e. WGS84). Since the earth is not flat, and
not even consistently round, a mathematical model must be used to translate
coordinates from the sphere of the earth to the flat surface of a chart. This
mathematical model is the Map Datum. Historically, many different Map Datums
have been used around the world to create maps; often a reference to the Map
Datum can be found in the legend of a paper map. It is important to select the
correct Map Datum setting in your Fishfinder when comparing GPS position to a
paper chart to avoid slight position inaccuracies. Almost all electronic charts use
the WGS84 Map Datum and therefore, they do not require setting changes.
MMC: MMC is an acronym for Multi Media Card. An MMC is a postage stampsized memory device used to store electronic data such a maps, waypoints, routes
and other information. MMC is a very rugged format suitable for the marine
environment, but it is not waterproof. The MMC is removable from Humminbird®
products, and can be used in a PC that is equipped with an appropriate card
reader. MMC is the same format that many digital cameras use. See SD.
North, Magnetic: North is the principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North
is 000°). Magnetic North relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a metal
pointer generally towards True North. However, due to local variations in the
earth’s magnetic field around the globe, the difference between True North and
Magnetic North can be greater than 10°. See True North.
North, True: North is the principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is
000°). True North uses the axis of the rotation of the earth as the reference for
North and is constant for all points on the earth. Most GPS units default to True
North as the setting. The GPS heading may vary from the boat compass heading
because the compass uses Magnetic North. Humminbird® GPS units provide the
option of selecting True or Magnetic readouts by using the North Reference
menu. See Magnetic North.
Present Position: Present Position is the current location (latitude, longitude)
determined by GPS. The Present Position is indicated on-screen by a directional
boat icon if the boat is moving, or a round symbol if the boat is stationary.
Route: A Route is series of waypoints linked together in a specific sequence to
define a navigation path between two points, and saved in the Fishfinder’s
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memory. Routes are often used when frequently traveling between two or more
locations because it is a faster and more accurate method than repeatedly
selecting individual waypoints each time one travels through the same area.
Routes consist of a Start Waypoint, an End Waypoint, and a series of waypoints
in between. Users can begin navigation at the beginning, the end (to run the route
in reverse) or at any waypoint in between. See Waypoint.
SD: SD is an acronym for Secure Digital. An SD card is virtually identical in
function to an MMC; however, the speed at which information can be accessed
is generally faster, the storage capacity is generally larger, and the card has
security features which can be used to prevent extracting the data from the card.
SD is the same format that many digital cameras use. See MMC.
Selective Availability: Selective Availability (SA) is a GPS system “feature” that
can be implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to degrade the
accuracy of GPS positioning information. With SA active, the GPS is accurate to
within 100 meters 95% of the time. With SA inactive, the GPS is accurate to within
45 meters 95% of the time. Currently, SA is inactive and the consumer can enjoy
the greater precision GPS provides; however, the DoD reserves the right to
activate SA at any time.
Speed Over Ground (SOG): Speed Over Ground is the measurement of the boat’s
progress across a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS.
An alternate, Speed Through Water, is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is
the measurement of the flow past the boat, which may vary depending on current
speed and direction. Speed Over Ground is optimal for navigation because
accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement. Humminbird®
products allow for input and display of both speed measurements.
Time To Go (TTG): Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the
destination waypoint. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. See SOG
and DTG.
Track: A Track is a series of saved points that define the past path of the boat.
These Track Points are saved at regular time intervals. Tracks are a useful and
quick method to see where you’ve been, and an easy guide to follow to get you
back to the starting point. Generally, all GPS units have a limited number of Track
Points that can be saved before the unit runs out of memory and begins erasing
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the first track points saved. Because of this, the user can adjust the Track Point
Interval menu to increase the amount of time between when points are saved,
and thus extend the distance covered by a track. Tracks can also be permanently
saved to memory, and re-displayed at the user’s option.
Track Line (TRK): The Track Line is the desired line of travel between two
waypoints, and represents the most efficient path between the two points
because it is a straight line. The TRK is measured in degrees (i.e. 321°, where 000°
is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). See Cross Track Error, Course
Over Ground.
Trackplotter: Trackplotter describes a navigation device that shows Present
Position, along with Track, Waypoint, and Routes, but NO MAP in the background.
See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid: Trolling Grid is a Humminbird® feature that displays a precise
reference grid around a waypoint. This grid is used as a guide pattern for trolling
around a specific area to assure a more efficient and complete coverage of that
area. Trolling Grid resolution be changed by zooming in or out on the chart. The
Trolling Grid can also be rotated on the display to orient it for optimal boat course
for wave and wind conditions.
UTC: UTC is an acronym for Universal Time Constant. UTC is the “standard time”
used in navigation, and is the local time in Greenwich England. (UTC is equivalent
to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)). To display the correct Local Time in a
Humminbird® GPS unit, the user must use the Local Time Zone menu and select
the time zone (i.e. EST, CST).
WAAS: WAAS is an acronym for Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS is
complementary technology to GPS that provides enhanced accuracy through
correction signals broadcast from Federal Aviation Administration WAAS satellites
stationed over the USA. These secondary signals are automatically received by the
standard Humminbird® GPS Receiver. With WAAS signal, GPS accuracy is
improved to within 3 meters 95% of the time. Outside the United States, regional
governmental coalitions have created similar systems such as EGNOS (Europe)
and MSAS (Japan).
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Waypoint: A Waypoint is the saved location (latitude, longitude) of a point of
interest that is stored in a GPS receiver’s memory. This can include a marker buoy,
dock, fishing hole or anywhere else the user may want to return to. Humminbird®
products offer the ability to name and assign a symbol to the saved location.
Depth, Date and Time of Day when the waypoint was created is also saved.
Waypoint Target: Waypoint Target is a Humminbird® feature that displays a
precise “bull’s eye” around a selected waypoint. This bull’s eye is used to easily
monitor boat position relative to a waypoint, and is useful for fishing over
submerged structure. With Waypoint Targets, a quick look at the screen lets you
know how far off the waypoint the boat has drifted.
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Contact Humminbird®
Contact the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center
in any of the following ways:
By Telephone:
(Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time):
1-800-633-1468
By e-mail:
(typically we respond to your e-mail within three business days):
cservice@johnsonoutdoors.com
For direct shipping, our address is:
Humminbird
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
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