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Humminbird 955C Fish Finder User Manual
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Thank You!
Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, America's #1 name in fishfinders. Humminbird® has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing top-quality,
thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbird® is designed for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. In the unlikely event that
your Humminbird® does require repairs, we offer an exclusive Service Policy - free of charge during the first year after purchase, and available at a reasonable
rate after the one-year period. For complete details, see the Warranty section in this manual. We encourage you to read this installation and operations manual
carefully in order to get full benefit from all the features and applications of your Humminbird® product.
Contact our Customer Resource Center at either 1-800-633-1468 or visit our website at www.humminbird.com.
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. Handling and/or opening this unit may result in exposure to lead, in the form of solder.
WARNING! This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been made to
clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order to understand the full capabilities of your model.
900 Series™, Cannon™, CannonLink™, HumminbirdPC™, Humminbird®, InterLink™, One-Touch® Zoom, SmartCast®, Total Screen Update®, TrueArch®, WeatherSense®, and X-Press™ Menu are trademarked by or
registered trademarks of Humminbird®.
© 2007 Humminbird®, Eufaula AL, USA. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
900 Series™ Introduction
1
How GPS and Cartography Work
1
Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot
2
Key Functions
16
POWER/LIGHT Key ................................................................................................................ 16
VIEW Key................................................................................................................................ 16
MENU Key.............................................................................................................................. 17
Software Updates.................................................................................................................... 2
4-WAY Cursor Control Key .................................................................................................... 17
Accessory Bus
3
View Preset Keys.................................................................................................................... 17
Installation Overview
3
EXIT Key.................................................................................................................................. 18
Control Head Installation
4
INFO Key ................................................................................................................................ 18
MARK Key .............................................................................................................................. 18
Gimbal Mounting the Control Head ...................................................................................... 4
GOTO Key................................................................................................................................ 18
Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat ...................................................... 9
GPS Receiver Installation
ZOOM (+/-) Keys.................................................................................................................... 19
10
Views
Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem ...................................................... 10
19
Access Under Mounting Location........................................................................................ 11
Views and Readouts.............................................................................................................. 20
No Access Under Mounting Location.................................................................................. 12
Bird's Eye Instrument View .................................................................................................. 21
Finish Routing the Cable and Check GPS Receiver Operation .......................................... 12
Bird’s Eye Big Digits View .................................................................................................... 22
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View .............................................................................................. 23
Testing the System Installation
13
Getting Started - Using Your 900 Series™
14
Chart No Readouts View ...................................................................................................... 25
Powering Up the Control Head
14
Chart View.............................................................................................................................. 26
What’s on the Display .......................................................................................................... 15
Chart Big Digits View ............................................................................................................ 28
Chart/Chart Combo View ...................................................................................................... 24
Chart Instrument View .......................................................................................................... 29
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Screen Snapshot View .......................................................................................................... 30
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Chart Orientation .................................................................................................................. 32
45
Active Side.............................................................................................................................. 45
Split Position .......................................................................................................................... 45
Viewing Cartography
32
Introduction to Navigation
33
Cursor to Waypoint (Chart or Combo view only) .................................................................. 46
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks.............................................................................................. 34
Save Current Track ................................................................................................................ 47
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint.......................................................................................... 35
Clear Current Track ................................................................................................................ 47
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position .................................................................................... 36
Save Current Route (only when navigating).......................................................................... 47
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid................................................................................ 36
Skip Next Waypoint (only when navigating) ........................................................................ 47
Save, Edit or Delete a Route ................................................................................................ 37
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ............................................................................ 48
Save or Clear a Current Track .............................................................................................. 38
Cancel MOB Navigation (only when MOB Navigation is activated) .................................... 48
Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks ........................................................................................ 38
Remove Target (only if a Target is active) .............................................................................. 48
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation ...................................................................................... 39
Remove Grid (only if a Grid is active) .................................................................................... 48
Waypoint [Name] (only with an active cursor on a waypoint) .............................................. 46
The Menu System
40
Waypoint Name (most recently-created waypoint) .............................................................. 49
Start-Up Options Menu
41
Select Readouts .................................................................................................................... 50
Normal Operation .................................................................................................................. 42
Select Nav Readouts (only on views with 5 selectable readouts) ........................................ 53
Screen Snapshot X-Press™ Menu (Screen Snapshot View only)
Simulator .............................................................................................................................. 42
56
System Status ...................................................................................................................... 43
Delete Image (optional-purchase MMC/SD card only) .......................................................... 56
Self Test .................................................................................................................................. 43
Delete All Images (optional-purchase MMC/SD card only) .................................................. 56
Accessory Test........................................................................................................................ 43
GPS Diagnostic View ............................................................................................................ 44
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Navigation Menu Tab
Shaded Depth ........................................................................................................................ 65
57
Current Track .......................................................................................................................... 57
Set Simulation Position (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 65
Saved Tracks .......................................................................................................................... 58
Set Map Offset (Advanced).................................................................................................... 66
Waypoints .............................................................................................................................. 58
Clear Map Offset (Advanced) ................................................................................................ 66
Routes .................................................................................................................................... 59
Alarms Menu Tab
67
Chart Orientation .................................................................................................................. 60
Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................................ 67
North Reference .................................................................................................................... 60
Aux. Temp. Alarm (with optional-purchase temp. probe or Temp/Speed only) .................... 68
Trolling Grid Rotation ............................................................................................................ 60
Temp. Alarm .......................................................................................................................... 68
Trackpoint Interval ................................................................................................................ 60
Off Course Alarm .................................................................................................................. 69
Track Min Distance (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 61
Arrival Alarm .......................................................................................................................... 69
Track Color Range.................................................................................................................. 61
Drift Alarm.............................................................................................................................. 70
Map Datum (Advanced) ........................................................................................................ 61
Alarm Tone ............................................................................................................................ 70
Course Projection Line .......................................................................................................... 62
Setup Menu Tab
Export All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 62
Units - Depth.......................................................................................................................... 71
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 62
Units - Temp. (International only) .......................................................................................... 71
Continuous Navigation Mode .............................................................................................. 62
Chart Menu Tab
71
Units - Distance (with Speed input only) .............................................................................. 72
63
Units - Speed (with Speed input only) .................................................................................. 72
Chart Detail Level .................................................................................................................. 63
User Mode.............................................................................................................................. 72
Map Borders .......................................................................................................................... 64
Language (International only) ................................................................................................ 72
Lat/Lon Grid............................................................................................................................ 64
Triplog Reset (with Speed input only) .................................................................................... 73
Spot Soundings...................................................................................................................... 64
Restore Defaults .................................................................................................................... 73
Navaids on Bird's Eye View .................................................................................................. 65
Aux. Temp. Offset (Advanced)................................................................................................ 73
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Temp. Offset (Advanced) ........................................................................................................ 73
Returning Your Unit for Service
83
900 Series™ Chartplotter Accessories
84
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 74
Specifications
85
Position Format (Advanced) .................................................................................................. 74
Glossary
86
Contact Humminbird®
90
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Speed paddlewheel only).............................................. 74
Local Time Zone (Advanced) .................................................................................................. 74
Time Format (Advanced, International only) .......................................................................... 75
Date Format (Advanced, International only) .......................................................................... 75
Digits Format (Advanced) ...................................................................................................... 75
NMEA Output (Advanced) .................................................................................................... 76
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International only) are only
available on products sold outside of the US and Canada by our authorized
International Distributors. 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.
Demonstration........................................................................................................................ 76
Views Menu Tab
77
Accessories Menu Tab
78
Using Screen Snapshot ........................................................................................................ 78
Troubleshooting
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Speed Input) or (with
Temperature Input) may require the purchase of separate accessories. 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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Chartplotter Doesn’t Power Up ............................................................................................ 80
Display Problems
80
Finding the Cause of Noise
81
1-Year Limited Warranty
81
Humminbird® Service Policy
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900 Series™ Introduction
GPS uses a constellation of 24 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.
Your 900 Series™ Ultra Wide Screen Chartplotter comes in the following
configuration:
• Humminbird® 955c Combo Chartplotter: Ultra Wide Screen
Networkable GPS Chartplotting System, GPS Receiver included.
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
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.
How GPS and Cartography Work
Your 900 Series™ Chartplotter also supports GPS and chartplotting, and 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 +/- 10 meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the
time, the GPS receiver will read a location within 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.
The GPS Receiver included with your 900 Series™ Chartplotter allows you to
combine easy-to-use FishingGPS® chartplotter and navigation capabilities.
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Multi-Media Card
(MMC)/SD Slot
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 900 Series™
Chartplotter when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
Your 900 Series™ Chartplotter also has a
multi-media card (MMC)/SD slot that is used
to insert optional-purchase cards containing
additional detailed maps. If you insert an
MMC/SD that contains a more detailed
chart for a particular location, your 900
Inserting an MMC/SD
Series™ Chartplotter will retrieve that chart
into the Card Slot
and display it automatically. Use the
illustration to locate the position of the MMC/SD slot cover, remove the
MMC/SD slot cover, then insert the MMC/SD into the slot. The label on the
MMC/SD should face toward the left side of the unit. Press down on the
card until it clicks into place and replace the slot cover. Then, replace and
tighten snugly - do NOT overtighten, as this will not improve water
resistance, and may damage the cover.
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks, waypoints and routes
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next.
Your 900 Series™ supports Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and HotMaps™
Premium on MMC or SD card media.
NOTE: Your 900 Series™ does not support Navionics® Classic Charts, only
Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™, and HotMaps™ Premium.
Your unit also comes with a built-in UniMap™ with a more detailed map of
North America (Domestic models) or a more detailed map of Europe and
Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand (International models).
Software Updates
Your 900 Series™ uses the GPS Receiver to determine the position of the
boat automatically, and uses the zoom level settings on a particular view to
select the best chart to display. See Viewing Cartography for more
information.
Use the MMC/SD slot to update the software version of your control head.
To update the software in your control head, plug in the appropriate
MMC/SD card that contains a software update file; the unit will recognize it,
will tell you what software version your control head is currently running,
and will ask you if you want to update the software in the unit to match that
on the MMC/SD card. You can obtain software updates from the
www.humminbird.com website.
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Accessory Bus
Accessory Bus
The 900 Series™ has a wide variety of configurations.
Use the Accessory Bus to expand the
functionality of your 900 Series™. Accessories
plug directly into the 900 Series™, enabling
Advanced features such as WeatherSense®
and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link.
Additional tabs and menu choices will be
added to the menu system automatically when
an accessory is plugged into the unit. In
addition, multiple accessories can be attached
simultaneously. See Accessories Menu Tab
and 900 Series™ Accessories in this manual,
as well as your accessory Operations Manual
for additional details.
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NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. 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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3
5
6
Installation Overview
Please read all instructions that are relevant for your configuration before
beginning the installation process.
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Accessory Bus
1 Optional “Y” Cable
NOTE: Installation procedures will depend on product configuration.
2 Power
3 Temperature/Speed
4 Speed through water
5
3
GPS Receiver 5
WeatherSense® 6
SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link 7
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Gimbal Mounting the Control Head
Inside the boat there is often a channel or conduit used for other wiring, this
can be used to route cables. Be sure to route the cable as far as practical
from the antenna cable of VHF radios or tachometer cables to reduce the
possibility of interference. The GPS receiver cable should not be cut, and
care should be used not to damage the cable insulation.
If you are gimbal mounting the Humminbird® 900 Series™, you can preassemble the unit in order to plan the best mounting location.
Basic installation tasks that you must perform include:
1
• Installing the control head (choosing either gimbal or in-dash
mounting, where in-dash mounting requires a separate purchase)
• Installing the GPS Receiver (if included)
• Testing the complete installation.
3
NOTE: Accessories may require a separate purchase. 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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1 Washer
2 Gimbal Knob
Control Head Installation
3 Gimbal Bracket
You have two choices for mounting your 900 Series™ control head, Gimbal
mounting, where you use a surface on the boat, such as the dash, to mount
the control head so that it can be tilted up or down, or In-dash mounting,
which requires a separate purchase.
In addition to the hardware supplied with your control head, you will need
a powered hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a
Phillips head screwdriver, a socket wrench and a flat head screwdriver, a
marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask, and marine-grade silicone
sealant.
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1. Place the control head into the gimbal bracket. Make sure that the
straight side of the gimbal arm is against the back side of the control
head.
3. After the mounting location has been determined, loosen the gimbal
knobs and remove the control head from the gimbal bracket.
NOTE: Alternate hole patterns are available on the gimbal mounting bracket,
and may match existing holes on the boat. You may choose to use one of these
alternate hole patterns.
2. Place a 1" (25 mm) diameter black washer on the gimbal knob and
then thread the knob and washer into the housing. Tighten the
gimbal knob to secure the 900 Series™ control head to the mount.
Repeat step 2 for the other side.
4. Place the gimbal bracket in the chosen position on the mounting
surface and mark the four mounting screw locations using a pencil
or center punch.
You can now place the control head in various locations to decide which is
best for mounting. Rotating the mounting bracket to the top of the control
head will allow for overhead mounting. The chosen mounting area should
allow for sufficient room so the control head can pivot through the full tilt
range and allow for easy removal and installation.
NOTE: Go to the installation instructions applicable to your GPS Receiver and
accessories. Make the required installations and then run the cables to your
control head mounting location. Do not cut any cabling (except the power cable).
If your cables are too short, extensions are available from your local dealer or
online from www.humminbird.com.
NOTE: You can drill the cable pass hole underneath the gimbal bracket, allowing
you to thread the cables through the knock-out holes in the mount; however, if
you cannot drill the hole directly under the mounting bracket, then you will need
to drill the cable pass hole behind the bracket, and will need to mount the hole
cover there instead.
NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit
and use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking
the outer coating. Fill all holes with marine grade silicone sealant.
NOTE: You must have underside access to the mounting location to pass the
cables through to the surface. Also, make sure that the mounting surface is
adequately supported to protect the control head from excessive wave shock and
vibration and provide visibility while in operation.
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Remove the hole cover, drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64"
bit. Do not install the hole cover at this time.
8.5"
5"
3.6"
or...
6b. If the cables cannot be routed directly beneath the mounting
bracket, mark and drill a 1" (25 mm) hole that will allow you to run
the cables close to the bracket. Pass the cables through the 1" (25
mm) hole, routing the cables through the grommet and pressing the
grommet into place. Place the hole cover over the mounting surface
hole, then use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws.
Remove the hole cover, drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64"
(3.5 mm) bit, fill them with marine-grade silicone, then replace the
hole cover and insert the #8 Phillips countersink wood screws.
Hand-tighten only.
1.25"
1
3
2
1 Mounting Screws
7. Place the mounting bracket on the mounting surface aligned with
the drilled holes and fill the mounting holes with marine grade
silicone. Insert the four #10 Slotted-Hex wood screws into the
mounting holes. Hand-tighten only.
Gimbal Mounting Bracket 3
2 Washer
8. If the cable pass through hole is beneath the mounting bracket, you
will need to install the hole cover. Place the hole cover over the
mounting bracket cable pass thru hole and align with holes drilled
in step 6a. Insert the #8 Phillips countersink wood screws. Hand
tighten only.
5. Set the gimbal bracket aside and drill the four mounting screw holes
using a 5/32" (4.0 mm) drill bit.
6a. If the cables must pass through a hole directly beneath the
mounting bracket, mark and drill an additional 1" (25 mm) hole
centered between the four mounting holes. Route the cables
through the 1" hole. Place the hole cover over the mounting surface
hole, then use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws.
NOTE: Be sure that the cables pass through the slots on the hole cover and that
there is enough cable slack to allow for the control head to pivot through its full tilt
range. Extra cable slack will also help when connecting/disconnecting the cables.
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Cables Routed Directly Beneath Mounting Bracket
2
Cables Routed Behind Mounting Bracket
1
1
3
2
1 Gimbal Bracket
1 Gimbal Bracket
2 Grommet
2 Hole Cover
3 Hole Cover
9. Insert cable connectors into the proper recesses on the cable
collector insert. The cable connectors are keyed to prevent reverse
installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into the wrong
slots. If you don’t have a cable for every hole in the insert, install the
blank plugs to protect the control head from the weather.
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Plug Cable Connector Assembly to
Back of Control Head
3
1 Power
2 Temp/Speed
10. While holding cables in place in
the cable collector insert, thread the
cables through the slot in the bottom
of the cable collector cover, line up
the cable collector insert and cover,
then slide the cover into place on the
insert.
NOTE: The tab on the Cable Collector
insert goes into the slot on the cover.
4
3 Communications
4 Cable Collector Insert
5
10. Attach the cable collector insert to the cable collector cover using
the 2 Phillips screws provided.
2
1
11. Place the control head back onto the mounting bracket. Plug in the
cable collector assembly to the back of the control head. Cable
connectors and cable sockets are keyed to prevent reverse
installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into the wrong
sockets. Once the cable collector and all cables are plugged into the
back of the control head, lock the assembly into place by threading
the knurled screw into the threaded insert on the back of the
housing. Adjust the control head to the desired viewing angle and
secure by tightening the gimbal knobs.
4
5
1 Cable Collector Insert
NOTE: You may wish to dress the cabling with nylon wire ties in order to hold
the cables together and create a cleaner assembly.
2 Screws
3
3 Cable Collector Cover
4 Tab on Insert
The Humminbird® 900 Series™ control head is now ready for operation.
5 Slot on Cover
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Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat
1a. If a fuse terminal is available, use crimp-on type electrical
connectors (not included) that match the terminal on the fuse
panel. Attach the black wire to ground (-), and the red wire to
positive (+) 12 VDC power. Install a 3 Amp fuse (not included) for
protection of the unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for overvoltage of over-current failures.
A 6' (2 m) long power cable is included to supply power to the control head.
You may shorten or lengthen the cable using 18 gauge multi-stranded
copper wire.
CAUTION: Some boats have 24 or 36 Volt electric systems, but the control head
MUST be connected to a 12 VDC power supply.
or...
The control head power cable can be connected to the electrical system of
the boat at one of two places: a fuse panel usually located near the console,
or directly to the battery.
POSITIVE
1b. If you need to wire the control head directly to a battery, obtain
and install an inline fuse holder and a 3 Amp fuse (not included)
for the protection of the unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for
overvoltage or over-current failures.
NOTE: In order to minimize the potential for interference with other marine
electronics, a separate power source (such as a second battery) may be
necessary.
GROUND
NOTE: Make sure that the power cable is disconnected from the control head at
the beginning of this procedure.
NOTE: Humminbird® is not responsible for over-voltage or over-current failures.
The control head must have adequate protection through the proper selection
and installation of a 3 Amp fuse.
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GPS Receiver Installation
Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem
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.
Follow these steps to stem mount the GPS receiver:
If you have…
Then use:
An existing antenna stem with
standard 1" – 14 thread stem
Stem Mount with Existing
1” - 14 Thread Stem
Access for cable routing under
the mounting location
Access Under
Mounting Location
No access under the mounting
location
No Access Under
Mounting Location
NOTE: If you have an existing stem for mounting the GPS receiver, proceed
directly to step 2 of the following procedure.
1. Determine the best location to mount your GPS receiver. Preplan
and test the cable routing to your control head before any drilling or
cutting of your boat surfaces. If you have purchased hardware to
stem mount your GPS receiver, follow the instructions included with
that hardware to mount the stem (antenna pole).
NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your
planned routing exceeds 20', (6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions,
should not exceed 50' (16 m).
NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to
protect your boat from water damage.
The pinouts of the pigtail cable are as follows:
2. Screw on the receiver base to the stem
first, making sure that the stem pipe does
not protrude from the receiver base. This
adds protection to the cable when pulling it
through the pipe stem. In addition to this,
de-burr the pipe edges to reduce cable
abrasion.
1
• Red Wire, +12V (output voltage only)
2
• 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 control head and
GPS receiver and should only be connected to those NMEA devices that need a
12 volt input.
1 Receiver
2 Receiver Base
3 Stem Pipe
10
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Access Under Mounting Location
3. Use electrical tape to secure the NMEA pigtail to the cable as
shown.
Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver when routing the cable
down through the mounting location:
NOTE: Leave the NMEA pigtail secured to the cable unless needed. This will
make removing the receiver easier.
1. Determine the best location, then test route the 20' (6 m) cable from
the mounting location to the control head.
4. Route the GPS receiver cable through the stem and continue with
the planned route you chose in step 1.
NOTE: Installation details may vary with unit configuration.
5. Attach the GPS receiver to its base using the included #6 - 7/8"
screws.
2. Mark the mounting location and drill a 3/4" (19 mm) hole for the
cable and cable plug. Route the cable.
3. Cover the cable hole with the receiver. Make sure the receiver is
flush on the surface and mark the two mounting holes with a pencil
or punch.
3
4. Move the receiver to the side and drill two pilot holes using a 9/64"
(3.5 mm) bit.
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NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to
protect your boat from water damage.
5. Align the GPS receiver screw holes over the pilot screw holes and
attach with the #8 - 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!
2
NOTE: If the mounting surface is thin and made of a lighter material, a backing
material may be needed below the mounting surface.
1 NMEA Pigtail Taped
3 Mounting Screws
2 NMEA Pigtail Cable Out
4
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No Access Under Mounting Location
NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to
protect your boat from water damage.
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
punch.
5. Move the GPS receiver to the side and drill the two 9/64" (3.5 mm)
pilot holes.
No Access Under Mounting Location
6. Align the GPS receiver's screw holes over the pilot screw holes and
attach with the #8 - 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!
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.
Finish Routing the Cable and
Check GPS Receiver Operation
1. Determine the best location, then test route the cable from the
mounting location to the control head.
After installing a GPS receiver, you should perform the following procedure
to finish routing the GPS cable to the control head and to check to make sure
that the control head is working correctly.
NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your
planned routing exceeds 20', (6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions,
should not exceed 50' (16 m).
1. Secure the cable along its path to the control head as needed with
cable ties.
2. Confirm the cable length is good and route the cable from the
receiver to the 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.
2. Plug the GPS receiver cable into the Communications port on the
control head. See Testing the System Installation to use the
System Status start-up option and/or the GPS Diagnostic View to
confirm a good installation.
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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
System Status from the Start-Up Options menu (see the Start-Up
Options Menu section for more information about these menu
choices). The System Status Self Test screen will appear.
3
NOTE: If you wait too long, the system will default to whichever menu mode
happens to be highlighted, and you will have to start again.
1 Power
2 Temp/Speed
4
3 Communications
2. 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. See System Status for more information about the Self Test.
4 Cable Collector Insert
5
Testing the System Installation
3. From the System Status screen, view accessory connections by
pressing the VIEW key. See System Status for more information
about the Accessory Test.
After you have completed the installation of the control head, transducer,
and any other accessories such as the GPS receiver, and have made all the
cabling connections required, you must test the installation before using the
system. Thorough testing should be performed with the boat in the water;
however, you can confirm basic operation initially with the boat out of the
water as well.
NOTE: The speed will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since the
900 Series™ has been powered up.
4. From the System Status screen, see a GPS Diagnostic View by
pressing the View key. 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 grey 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. See System Status for more information about the GPS
Diagnostic View.
To test the installation:
1. Press the POWER/LIGHT key on the control head once to turn on the
control head. (There will be an audible chirp to let you know that you
pressed the key, and the initial Title screen will appear.) If the unit
does not power up, make sure that power is available. While the
Title screen is shown on the display, press the MENU key to display
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Getting Started - Using Your 900 Series™
Powering Up the Control Head
Your 900 Series™ Chartplotter user interface is easy to use. A combination
of keys, different views, and situation-specific, customizable menus allows
you to control what you see on the color display. Refer to the following
illustration, and see Key Functions, Views, and The Menu System) for
more information.
Turn on your Chartplotter by pressing the POWER/LIGHT key. The Title screen
is displayed until the Chartplotter begins operation. After the Title screen is
displayed, a 30 second Navigation Warning screen is shown. Press the
MENU key during the time that the Title screen is displayed to view the
Start-Up Menu in order to choose Simulator mode. Press the EXIT key during
the Navigation Warning to enter into Normal mode. If you don't press any
key during the Navigation Warning, and Demonstration is turned on, your
Chartplotter automatically goes into Demonstration Mode. You can turn off
Demonstration Mode if desired (see Setup Menu: Demonstration).
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9
7
5
1
8
6
10
12
11
4
2
1 Screen
2 MMC/SD Card Slot
3 ZOOM (+/-) Keys
4 POWER/LIGHT Key
5 INFO Key
6 MARK Key
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
MENU Key
VIEW Key
EXIT Key
View Preset Keys
GOTO Key
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8
9
10
900 Series™ 955c Chartplotter Title Screen
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What’s On the Display
The 900 Series™ Chartplotter can display a variety of useful information.
1 Cursor Info Box: indicates the
Latitude and Longitude of the cursor position,
the distance to travel to the cursor position
and the bearing to the cursor position is
shown with a GPS receiver. A waypoint can
be marked at the cursor position for later
retrieval and use with a GPS receiver.
2
Latitude and Longitude
Position of Cursor
3
Distance to Cursor
4
Bearing to Cursor
5
Waypoint
6
Active Cursor Icon
10 Track: Detailed position history,
displayed as a breadcrumb trail of trackpoints.
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1
2
3
14
8
16
6
9
10
Boat Icon
7
11
Course Projection Line: 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.
12
Map Scale
13
Selectable Readout Boxes
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12
17
7
Cartography
14 Course Over Ground: the current
direction the boat is traveling measured in
degrees from North.
5
15
11
4
16 Speed Over Ground: the measurement
of the boat’s progress across a given
distance, and is the speed measurement
provided by GPS.
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Latitude and Longitude
Position of Boat
18
NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
19
TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
20
DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
8
Route: Two or more linked waypoints
that show intended navigation and the
shortest path from one waypoint to the next.
Bearing to Waypoint
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19
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9
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Key Functions
To adjust the backlight or to adjust the display
background color, press the POWER/LIGHT
key to access the Light and Background menu.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor key to select Light or
Background and then use the LEFT or RIGHT
Cursor key to change the settings. Press EXIT
to exit the Light and Background menu.
Your 900 Series™ user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that
work with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and
control over your fishing experience. Your control head has the following keys:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
POWER/LIGHT key
EXIT key
VIEW key
4-WAY Cursor Control key
MENU key
VIEW PRESET keys.
MARK key
GOTO key
INFO key
ZOOM (+/-) keys.
Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3 seconds to turn the unit off. A
message will appear telling you how many seconds there are until shutdown
occurs. Your 900 Series™ should always be turned off using the
POWER/LIGHT key. This will ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any
menu settings will be saved.
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views.
Press the VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly
pressing VIEW cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to
optimize the system to your fishing requirements (see View Menu Tab).
POWER/LIGHT Key
The POWER/LIGHT key is used to turn the Chartplotter on
and off, and also to adjust the backlight and background
color of the display. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to turn the
unit on. The Title screen is then displayed until the
Chartplotter begins operation. See Powering Up the Unit
for a more detailed explanation of the different modes you
can select on power up.
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MENU Key
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system.
The 4-WAY Cursor Control Key has multiple functions,
depending on the situation:
Start-Up Options Menu - Press the MENU key during the power up
sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu.
Active Cursor - In any Bird's Eye View, the 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the
motion of the eyepoint. In any Chart View, the 4-WAY Cursor Control key pans the
charts.
X-Press™ Menu - Press the MENU key once for the X-Press™ Menu. The
X-Press™ Menu allows you to access frequently-used settings without
having to navigate through the whole menu system. When the X-Press™
Menu is displayed, you can use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to move to a
particular menu choice. As soon as you alter a parameter (using the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor keys) the X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily, and the
screen will update if it is affected by your menu setting change, allowing you
to see the effects of your action immediately. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu
by using the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
NOTE: You can also make the cursor move diagonally by pressing in between
two of the arrows on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key.
Menu Selection - Use the DOWN or UP arrow keys to select a menu choice
from the menu list, then use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow keys to change a menu
setting.
NOTE: Menu choices are implemented and saved immediately - no further action
is required.
Main Menu - Press the MENU key twice for the tabbed Main Menu System.
The Main Menu System is organized under tabbed headings to help you find
a specific menu item quickly: Alarms, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and
Accessories tabs are part of your tabbed Main Menu System. Use the LEFT or
RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a tab; then use the DOWN or UP key
to select the menu item, and the LEFT or RIGHT key to alter a menu setting.
VIEW PRESET Keys
The VIEW PRESET keys are used to program your three favorite
views for quick retrieval. Instead of using the VIEW key to
cycle through every view to find the one you want, you can program the
VIEW PRESET keys to display a specific view immediately. To program each
VIEW PRESET key, use the VIEW key to cycle to the view you want to store.
Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A series of
audible chirps will be heard indicating that the view has been programmed
to the key. You can store up to three views, one on each key.
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EXIT Key
MARK Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, depending on the
situation:
Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position
of a waypoint, either at the current boat location, or, if the
Cursor is active, at the current Cursor location.
• If an alarm is sounding, pressing EXIT will cancel the alarm.
The MARK key only functions if you have the GPS receiver connected, or if
you have enabled Screen Snapshot from the Accessories menu tab. If you
have enabled the Screen Snapshot feature, pressing the MARK key still
creates a waypoint, but it also captures the screen image to the optionalpurchase MMC/SD card.
• If a menu tab is selected, pressing EXIT will exit the menu mode and
return to the view.
• If a menu is active, pressing EXIT will return to the previous level in
the menu system.
• Pressing EXIT will cycle through the available views in reverse order.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the
screen snapshot feature to work.
• If the Cursor is active, pressing EXIT will remove the cursor from the
display.
Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen
Snapshot is enabled but there is no GPS receiver connected, pressing the
MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that a
GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
INFO Key
Press the INFO key while in any navigation view to display
information about objects that are nearest to an active cursor.
GOTO Key
If the cursor is not active, the following menu will
be displayed. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
select Nearest Port, Nearest Tide Station or Nearest
Current Station, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to
display the requested information.
The GOTO Key has multiple functions, depending on the
situation:
• If the Cursor is active, pressing the GOTO key while in any view
creates a waypoint and starts navigation towards that waypoint. If
the Cursor is not active, pressing the GOTO key displays the list of
waypoints, so that you can select the waypoint towards which you
want to navigate.
NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain Port, Tide or Current information.
This information is only available from optional purchase MMC/SD cards.
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Views
• If the GOTO key is pressed and held for more than 1.5 seconds, the
Man Overboard (MOB) function is activated. When MOB is activated,
an MOB waypoint, which is a permanent, sharable waypoint with a
large, distinctive icon, is created at the boat's current position
(regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not). Any current
navigation will be cancelled and the current route discarded without
user notification, and MOB navigation begins immediately. The view
is switched to the Chart View automatically when MOB is activated,
and it is not possible to activate MOB or modify the current route
without first canceling MOB navigation. Any press of the GOTO key,
or selection of a GOTO menu item, will cause an error beep and a
short message will be displayed to the user that will disappear after
2 seconds.
The views available on your 900 Series™ are:
GPS
Diagnostic
View
ZOOM (+/-) Keys
Bird’s Eye
Instrument
View
Accessory
Test View
Chart/Bird’s Eye
Combo View
Self Test
View
Chart/Chart
Combo View
Screen Snaphot
View
Press the - or + ZOOM keys while in any of the Navigation
Views to change the scale of the view to appear closer or
farther away.
Chart
Instrument
Chart
View
Big Digits
View
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Bird’s Eye
Big Digits
View
Chart
No Readouts
View
Chart
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• Bird's Eye Instrument View
• Chart Big Digits View
Views and Readouts
• Bird's Eye Big Digits View
• Chart Instrument View
• Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View
• Screen Snapshot View
• Chart/Chart Combo View
• Self Test View
• Chart No Readouts View
• Accessory Test View
• Chart View
• GPS Diagnostic View.
All views have an Information Bar on the left side of the screen, consisting
of readouts that are stacked vertically, and that change from view to view.
You can customize the information displayed in individual readouts on many
views, including suppressing a particular readout so that nothing is
displayed; the ability to customize readouts depends on the view and
whether you are navigating (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu, Select
Readouts and Select Nav Readouts for more information).
GPS Diagnostic View is the default view until GPS communications are
established. At that point, all the other views become available. When the VIEW
key is pressed, the display cycles through the available views. When the EXIT key
is pressed, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order. Any view
can be hidden or displayed as part of the view rotation using the Views Menu tab.
See Start-Up Options Menu for information about the Self Test, Accessory Test,
and GPS Diagnostic Views.
NOTE: When you change any menu settings that affect the display, the view will update
immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the menu to apply the change to the screen).
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Bird's Eye Instrument View
Bird's Eye Instrument View
Bird's Eye Instrument View displays a digital instrument panel next to the
Bird's Eye View. This view provides a digital compass at the top of the view,
as well as 3 selectable readouts to the left of the view.
1
NOTE: Bird's Eye Instrument View and Chart Instrument View both share the
same set of 3 selectable readouts. When you change the readouts display on one
of these views, you are also changing them on the other view. See Navigation
X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts for more information.
2
6
5
3
4
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
3 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
Boat Icon 4
Land Contours 5
Route 6
NOTE: If there is only one waypoint in a route, the Next Waypoint and the End
Waypoint info boxes will display the same information, both for that next
waypoint.
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Bird’s Eye Big Digits View
Bird's Eye Big Digits View
Bird's Eye Big Digits View provides digital data on the Bird's Eye View in a
large, easy-to-see format. All Bird's Eye views show a 3D perspective view of
the track and the chart land contour from a point above and behind the boat
(the eye point).
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1
4
3
13
As the boat turns, the eye point moves to follow the boat. When you press
the 4-WAY Cursor key in any of the Bird’s Eye Views, 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.
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8
6
9
7
10
11
12
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
Pressing the EXIT key moves the eye point back to its original position behind
and above the boat.
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3
4
5
6
7
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boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to
North Reference Waypoint
Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
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END: Last waypoint in the route
ETA: Estimated time of arrival
DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
Time
XTE: Cross Track Error
Distance of Boat from Route
Land Contours
Boat Icon
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Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View shows both the Chart and Bird’s Eye views in a
combination split screen. You can perform any of the functions for either of
these views, but only when the view you want to control is selected as the
active side (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Active Side for more
information). A green arrow points to the side that is active. You can also adjust
the size of the left side of a split screen (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Split
Position for more information).
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1
13
2
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12
3
10
4
NOTE: See Bird’s Eye Views and Chart Views for more information about each
side of this view.
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5
6
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart No Readouts View, Chart/Chart Combo View,
and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts,
that can all be set one way for navigation mode, and another way for nonnavigation mode. When you change the readouts display on one of these views,
you also are changing them on all the other views that share the same
configuration. See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts and Select
Nav Readouts for more information.
10
11
7
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the boat is
traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to North
Reference Waypoint
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the boat’s
progress across a given distance, and is the speed
measurement provided by GPS.
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
5 NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
6 TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
7 DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
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Bird’s Eye Window 8
Land Contours 9
Boat Icon 10
Track 11
Map Scale 12
Cartography 13
Chart Window 14
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Chart/Chart Combo View
Chart/Chart Combo View
Chart/Chart Combo View shows two versions of the Chart view in a
combination split screen, so that you can see the position of the boat on one
side while you zoom in or perform other functions on the other. You can
perform any of the functions for the Chart view, but only on the side of the
view you have selected as the active side (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu:
Active Side for more information). A green arrow points to the side that is
active. You can also adjust the size of the left side of a split screen (see
Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Split Position for more information).
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8
1
10
2
9
9
3
11
4
10
11
13
NOTE: See Chart Views for more information about each side of this view.
5
6
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart No Readouts View, Chart/Chart Combo View,
and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts,
that can all be set one way for navigation mode, and another way for nonnavigation mode. When you change the readouts display on one of these views,
you also are changing them on all the other views that share the same
configuration. See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts and Select
Nav Readouts for more information.
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7
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the boat is
traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to North
Reference Waypoint
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the boat’s
progress across a given distance, and is the speed
measurement provided by GPS.
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
5 NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
6 TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
7 DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
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Chart Window 1 8
Map Scale 9
Boat Icon 10
Waypoint 11
Track 12
Cartography 13
Chart Window 2 14
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Chart No Readouts View
Chart No Readouts View
Chart No Readouts View shows cartography like all the other Chart Views,
but without readouts. See Chart Views for more information.
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart No Readouts View, Chart/Chart Combo View,
and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts,
that can all be set one way for navigation mode, and another way for nonnavigation mode. When you change the readouts display on one of these views,
you also are changing them on all the other views that share the same
configuration. See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts and Select
Nav Readouts for more information.
1
3
2
1 Map Scale
2 Cartography
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Boat Icon 3
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Chart View
Chart View without Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Chart Views - The standard Chart, Chart Big Digits, Chart No Readouts, and
Chart/Chart Combo Views, as well as the Chart side of the Chart/Bird's Eye
Combo View, all show cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional
MMC/SD map for the area surrounding your current position. 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), are overlaid on the chart. You can use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to shift/pan the chart to another area. You can use the ZOOM
(+/-) keys to zoom in and out. You can use the INFO key to get information
on the chart objects near the cursor.
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1
2
3
7
4
5
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart No Readouts View, Chart/Chart Combo View,
and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts,
that can all be set one way for navigation mode, and another way for nonnavigation mode. When you change the readouts display on one of these views,
you also are changing them on all the other views that share the same
configuration. See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts and Select
Nav Readouts for more information.
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 Voltage
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
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Time 5
Land Contours 6
Boat Icon 7
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Chart View with Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Chart View with Active Cursor, with Optional-Purchase Navionics®
Cartography, Showing Navigation
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6
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8
7
9
1
2
2
3
3
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9
11
14
12
10
11
4
5
6
7
5
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 Voltage
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
4 Position
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4
1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
Lat and Long of Cursor 7
boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to
North Reference Waypoint
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
Distance to Cursor 8
Bearing of Cursor 9
Cursor Icon 10
Boat Icon 11
5 Time
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
6 Cursor Info Box
5 NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
Cursor Info Box 8
Lat and Long of Cursor 9
Distance to Cursor 10
Bearing of Cursor 11
Cursor Icon 12
Boat Icon 13
Route 14
6 TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
7 DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
NOTE: You may also choose Chart Big Digits View or Chart No Readouts View if
you prefer.
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Chart Big Digits View
Chart Big Digits View
Chart Big Digits View provides digital data on the Chart View in a large,
easy-to-see format.
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1
14
NOTE: Bird's Eye Big Digits View and Chart Big Digits View both share the same
set of 8 selectable readouts. When you change the readouts display on one of
these views, you are also changing them on the other view. See Navigation
X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts for more information.
4
3
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5
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1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the boat is
traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the boat’s
progress across a given distance, and is the speed
measurement provided by GPS
3 BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to North
Reference Waypoint
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
5 NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
6 TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
7 DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint
8 END: Last waypoint in the route.
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ETA: Estimated time of arrival. 9
DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint 10
Time 11
XTE: Cross Track Error 12
Distance of Boat from Route
Map Scale 13
Cartography 14
Boat Icon 15
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Chart Instrument View
Chart Instrument View
Chart Instrument View displays a digital instrument panel next to the Chart
View. This view provides a digital compass at the top of the view, as well as
3 selectable readouts to the left of the view.
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5
6
NOTE: Bird's Eye Instrument View and Chart Instrument View both share the
same set of 3 selectable readouts. When you change the readouts display on one
of these views, you are also changing them on the other view. See Navigation
X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts for more information.
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1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the
boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
3 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
Cartography 5
Boat Icon 6
Route 7
XTE Graphic: Cross Track Error 8
Distance of Boat from Route
4 Compass
NOTE: If there is only one waypoint in a route, the Next Waypoint and the End
Waypoint info boxes will display the same information, both for that next
waypoint.
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Screen Snapshot View
Screen Snapshot View
Screen Snapshot View displays and allows you to view screen snapshot
thumbnails captured to an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed in your
unit. In addition, when you are in the Screen Snapshot View, Delete Image
and Delete All Images are added to the X-Press™ menu.
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The Screen Snapshot View displays up to three screen snapshot thumbnails
on the screen at a time; you may have to scroll using the 4-WAY Cursor keys
to see the whole list of thumbnails in this view. The selected thumbnail will
be highlighted with arrows.
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7
2
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NOTE: The speed of the screen capture depends on the type of card you use; in
general, SD cards capture the screen faster than MMC cards do.
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1 Highlighted Screen Snapshot Thumbnail
2 Unavailable icon
3 Screen Snapshot Thumbnail
4 Information Box
5 Snapshot Name
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Time and Date where Snapshot was captured
Position where Snapshot was captured
Amount of space left on the card
Total amount of space on card
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When you start a screen snapshot, you will see a message that a waypoint
has been created at the point where your cursor is on the screen, and the
screen will freeze while the snapshot is being saved to the MMC/SD card. A
status dialog box will appear that shows the progress of the save as a
percentage, and that displays the numbered file name assigned to the .BMP
file that is being created. Snapshot filenames begin with the letter "S". For
more information, see the Accessories Menu Tab: Using Screen Snapshot
procedure and Screen Snapshot X-Press™ Menu.
Screen Snapshot: When Screen Snapshot is enabled (from the Accessories
menu tab), pressing the MARK key creates a saved screen capture (when
you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed). Once you have
created a screen capture, a screen capture thumbnail is added to the Screen
Snapshot View, and is available to view at a later date. See the full-sized
image by highlighting a thumbnail (using the Up or Down 4-Way Cursor
keys), then using the Right 4-Way Cursor key to view the full image. A border
around the full-size screen snapshot indicates that it is just a screen
snapshot, not a “live” view. You can delete the selected image, or all
images, by selecting a thumbnail and using Delete Image, or using Delete
All Images from the Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu.
Working with screen snapshots is a four-step process:
1. Enabling Screen Snapshot from the Accessories Menu.
2. Making a Screen Snapshot using the MARK key.
3. Viewing a Screen Snapshot using the Screen Snapshot View.
4. Deleting a Screen Snapshot using the Screen Snapshot X-Press™
menu.
For more information, see Accessories Menu Tab: Using Screen Snapshot
and Screen Snapshot X-Press™ Menu.
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Chart Orientation
Chart View with Cursor Present
All the chart views allow you to choose the orientation of the chart. When
North-Up orientation is selected, True 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). See Navigation Menu Tab: Chart Orientation for
more information.
Viewing Cartography
Zooming: Use the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (-) key to Zoom Out
showing the cartography at different scales. The scale is indicated on the left
side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available chart data, the
display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available chart data is
amplified to reflect the scale selected. If you zoom in so far that no
cartography is available, a lat/lon grid will be drawn instead.
In the Chart or Combo Views, there are several cartography-related
functions that you can access using various keys.
Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor keys to move the chart around on the
display in the direction of the key being pressed. When you do this, a
Bullseye Cursor is drawn at the top of the screen and is linked to the boat by
a yellow line, even if the boat is off the screen. At the same time, a cursor
dialog box is displayed at the top of the screen with the distance and bearing
from the boat to the cursor position and the latitude/longitude coordinates
of the cursor. When the cursor is active on the display, you can also use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor diagonally.
Chart Info: Use the INFO key to get detailed information about the chart. If
the cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects located
near the cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info menu will appear.
You can select the nearest port, the nearest tide station, or the nearest
current station to see information about any of these objects using the
4-WAY Cursor Control key.
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NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain any Port, Tide or Current
information. This information is only available from optional-purchase
MMC/SD cards.
current information before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT
or RIGHT Cursor key respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the
information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the current
station position. The Cursor Information Boxes will indicate the distance and
bearing to the current station from your present position. Press the EXIT key
again to return to the Chart View.
Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to
your present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the
information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the port
position. The Cursor Information Boxes will indicate the distance and bearing
to the port from your present position. Press the EXIT key again to return to
the Chart View.
Introduction to Navigation
Use the 900 Series™ to establish waypoints at areas of interest and to
navigate to those waypoints via a saveable route (representing the shortest
intended distance between waypoints). You can also view and save tracks,
which represent the actual path of the boat.
Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your
present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station
and the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is
also displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time
period encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide
information before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or
RIGHT Cursor key respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the
information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the tide
station position. The cursor information boxes will indicate the distance
and bearing to the tide station from your present position. Press the EXIT
key again to return to the Chart View.
Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station
to your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the
station and the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented
that show the time, direction and flow speed of the current changes for the
24 hour time period of today’s date. You can change the date to look at
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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation,
and are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by
using the GOTO key. 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.
Your 900 Series™ can store up to 50 routes that can each contain up to 50
waypoints.
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your 900 Series™ can store up to 3000 waypoints.
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
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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 20,000 trackpoints displayed).
You can clear the Current Track or save it at any time. Your 900 Series™ can
store up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints. The current
track represents your actual path so far.
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1 COG: Course Over Ground; the current direction the boat is
traveling measured in degrees from North.
2 BRG: Direction to Destination Waypoint Relative to
North Reference Waypoint
3 SOG: Speed Over Ground; the measurement of the
boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the
speed measurement provided by GPS.
DTG: Distance to Go to Waypoint 7
Map Scale 8
Waypoint 9
Arrival Alarm Limits 10
Off Course Alarm Limits 11
Route 12
4 Latitude and Longitude Position of Boat
5 NEXT: Next Waypoint in the Route
6 TTG: Time to Go to Waypoint
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
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 to represent the waypoint
on the Combo and Chart 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.
Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MARK
key to save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Chart or Combo view, use the
Cursor key to designate the position you want to save as a waypoint. Then press
the MARK key to save the marked position as a waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: Use the Cursor key to point to a
feature in the sonar history (also called the Sonar Saver feature). Press the
MARK key to create a waypoint at the location where that sonar reading was
taken. The new waypoint will also record the depth at that location.
To make it easier to select a waypoint, select Sort By and press the RIGHT or
LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:
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).
• Name shows the waypoints alphabetically
• Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first
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.
• 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.
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.
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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
Navigate to the cursor position: From any Chart or Combo view, use the
Cursor key to select a position or waypoint to which you want to navigate.
Press the GOTO key. Navigation will begin immediately.
Add or Remove a Waypoint Target: From the Waypoints submenu
(accessed from the Navigation main menu), 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.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the GOTO 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.
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.
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.
Chart View with Target
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 using the GOTO key, but does not
remove any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the
current route when you cancel navigation.
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Save, Edit or Delete a Route
Add or Remove a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints submenu (accessed from
the Navigation main menu), 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.
Save the current route: While you are navigating, the current route can be
saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.
Display the Routes 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 Routes and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the
Routes submenu.
Chart View with Grid
Create a route: From the Routes submenu, select Create and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed with an empty route.
You can name the route, add waypoints to the route from the list of all
waypoints, and order the waypoints in the route using the Cursor keys.
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Edit a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Edit and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed. Select the route you
wish to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Re-name the route or change,
delete or re-order the waypoints used in the route.
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1 Map Scale
Delete a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Delete and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Select the route you wish to delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm your choice by pressing the
RIGHT Cursor key again before the route is deleted.
Waypoint Trolling Grid 2
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.
Travel a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Travel and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. A list of saved routes will appear. Select the route you
wish to travel and press the RIGHT Cursor key to make this route the current
route and begin navigation. You may also travel the route in either forward
or reverse order.
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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Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks
Route Info: From the Routes submenu, select Info and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A list of saved routes will appear. Select the route for which you
want information, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The list of waypoints in
the route will be shown, with the distance and bearing from each waypoint
to the next, as well as the distance and bearing from the current position to
the first waypoint in the route.
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.
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, Delete, or
Hide Saved Tracks).
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.
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.
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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Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation
Cancel MOB navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select
Cancel MOB and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling MOB navigation
removes the route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but does
not remove any saved routes from memory.
As soon as you know that you have a man overboard, you should activate
MOB navigation to maximize chances for a successful rescue. MOB
navigation allows you create an MOB waypoint to locate the point at which
your man went overboard, and the relation of the boat to that point. When
MOB is activated, an MOB waypoint, which is a permanent, sharable
waypoint with a large, distinctive icon, is created at the boat's current
position (regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not). Any current
navigation will be cancelled and the current route discarded without user
notification, and MOB navigation will begin immediately. A line will be
drawn from the boat's current position to the MOB waypoint, and the MOB
waypoint will be targeted. The view is switched to the Chart View
automatically when MOB is activated, and an additional info box that shows
the lat/lon position of the MOB waypoint and the elapsed time since MOB
was activated is added to the Chart View.
MOB Navigation
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It is not possible to re-activate MOB or modify the current route without first
canceling MOB navigation. The Off Course trigger is also disabled and the
Off Course Alarm circle is not drawn. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection
of a GOTO menu item, will cause an error beep and a short message will be
displayed to the user that will disappear after 2 seconds.
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1 Position where man fell overboard
2 Elapsed time since MOB was activated
3 Boat icon
Activate MOB navigation: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5
seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.
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Target surrounding MOB waypoint 4
MOB waypoint 5
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The Menu System
Main Menu Tabs: Less frequently-adjusted menus are grouped into the Main
Menu System. The Main Menu system is organized under main tab menu
headings to help you find a specific menu item quickly. Main tab headings are:
Alarms, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.
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. See 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.
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
Navigation or Screen Snapshot X-Press™ Menu
will appear, depending on the view you are in.
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.
User Mode (Normal or Advanced): An Advanced Mode is provided for
users who desire the highest level of control over the 900 Series™ 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
X-Press™ Menu
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after you switch back to Normal Mode. See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode
for specific instructions on changing to the User 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).
NOTE: The 900 Series™ defaults to Advanced User Mode on start-up.
Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key when the Title screen is displayed to access the StartUp Options menu.
Start-Up Options Menu
Setup Tab, Normal Mode
Setup Tab, Advanced Mode
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Simulator
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:
Use the Simulator to learn how to use your 900 Series™ before taking your
boat on the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that simulates on-thewater 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.
• Normal
• Simulator
• System Status.
Simulator
See the following paragraphs for more information about each of these choices.
Normal Operation
Use Normal Operation for on the water operation. Turn on your Chartplotter
by pressing the POWER/LIGHT key. The Title screen is displayed until the
Chartplotter begins operation. After the Title screen is displayed, a 30
second Navigation Warning screen is shown. Press the MENU key during
the time that the Title screen is displayed to view the Start-Up Menu in
order to choose Simulator mode.
Press the EXIT key during the Navigation Warning to enter into Normal
mode.
NOTE: At startup, while still on the splash screen (while the name of your
Humminbird® model is still on the screen) you must press the MENU key and then
select Simulator manually to enter Simulator mode. Manually selecting Simulator
from the Start-Up Options menu allows you to pre-configure your Chartplotter for
on the water operation. Any menu changes you make will be saved for later use.
A Simulation message will appear on the display periodically to remind you
that you are using the Simulator.
Exit the Simulator by powering your 900 Series™ off.
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System Status
Accessory Test
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
Accessory Test lists the accessories connected to the system.
The following screens are displayed in turn when you press the VIEW button
when using System Status:
Accessory Test Screen
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View.
Exit System Status by powering your 900 Series™ off.
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.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved
since your 900 Series™ was powered up.
Self Test Screen
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GPS Diagnostic View
GPS Diagnostic View
GPS Diagnostic View, which is only available when a GPS Receiver is
attached to you 900 Series, 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 grey 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.
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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 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.
3
1 Sky Chart
2 Satellite Being Used
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Current Latitude and Longitude 3
Satellite Being Monitored 4
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Active Side
The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides
access to the settings most frequently used.
Press the MENU key once while in the
Navigation Views to access the Navigation
X-Press™ Menu.
Active Side allows you to select which side
of a Combo View will be active; key presses will only affect the active side of
the screen. When a menu is displayed, the non-active side of the screen will
be grayed out; at any other time, a green arrow will point to the active side.
The Active Side menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on
system settings, such as whether you are
currently navigating.
To select the Active Side:
1. Highlight Active Side on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change which side is
active. (Left, Right, Default = Right).
Split Position
Split Position allows you to adjust what
percentage of the screen is taken up by the left side of any Combo View;
each view may be adjusted independently; you must be in a specific view to
adjust the screen size for that view. The number setting indicates the
percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo View; selecting Left sets
the left side of the screen to its smallest setting. The Split Position menu
choice is only available when a Combo View is active.
To Adjust Split Screen Position
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
1. Highlight Split Position on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the size of the
left side of a split screen. (Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right, Default varies)
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Waypoint [Name]
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list of
waypoints.
(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the
waypoint under your cursor.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
Cursor to Waypoint
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.
(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.
2. Highlight Waypoint [Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
NOTE: This X-Press™ menu item appears only if you have saved waypoints.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints
submenu, which contains the following menu choices:
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
Cursor Control key to select the destination waypoint.
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.
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Save Current Track
Save Current Route
(Only when navigating)
Save Current Track allows you to save the
current track being displayed. After the current track is saved, a new current
track is started.
Save Current Route allows you to save the current route being displayed.
This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Save Current Track:
To Save Current Route:
1. Highlight Save Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
1. Highlight Save Current Route on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate saving the
current track.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate saving the
current route.
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.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current route, press
the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current route,
press the LEFT Cursor key.
Skip Next Waypoint
Clear Current Track
(Only when navigating)
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the
current track being displayed and start a new track at the present position.
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 Clear Current Track:
To Skip Next Waypoint:
1. Highlight Clear Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
1. Highlight Skip Next Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate clearing the
current track.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate skipping the
next waypoint.
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.
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
Remove Target
(Only when navigating)
(Only if a Target is active)
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode.
This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
This will not delete a previously-saved route.
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 Cancel Navigation:
To Remove a Target:
1. Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
1. Highlight Remove Target on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling navigation.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to remove the target.
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 Grid
(Only if a Grid is active)
Cancel MOB Navigation
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.
(only when MOB Navigation is activated)
Cancel MOB Navigation removes the Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint and
exits Man Overboard mode. This menu choice will only appear when you are
currently navigating in Man Overboard mode.
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.
To Cancel MOB Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel MOB Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling MOB
navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel MOB navigation, press
the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling MOB
navigation, press the LEFT Cursor key.
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Waypoint [Name]
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu choices:
(Most recently-created waypoint)
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.
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently created waypoint.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
NOTE: You must have pressed the MARK key at least once since you last
powered up the Fishing System for this menu choice to appear.
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.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
1. Move the cursor to the desired position and press the MARK key
once to save a waypoint.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list of
waypoints.
2. Highlight Waypoint[Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints
submenu.
Waypoint [Name] Submenu
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Select Readouts
Select Readouts sets individual digital
readouts on the Instrument Views, all the Chart Views, and the Big Digits
Views. This feature allows you to select what data will be displayed in each
of a variable number of fixed-position data windows arranged at the left
edge of the screen on various views, or whether a particular window will be
turned off, displaying nothing in that area. Data windows can display
readouts from supported accessories such as Temp/Speed.
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart/Chart Combo View, and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo
View, all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts, that can all be set one way
for navigation mode using Select Nav Readouts, and another way for nonnavigation mode using Select Readouts. When you change the readouts display on
one of these views, you also are changing them on all the other views that share
the same configuration. See Chart Views, Chart/Chart Combo View, and
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View for more information. Also, you can set these 5
readouts with navigation mode settings, so that, when you are navigating, these
views contain navigation data instead of the regular settings. See Navigation
X-Press™ menu: Select Nav Readouts for more information.
Select Readouts:
5 Data Windows
(Non-Navigation Only)
Used by All Standard
Chart Views
NOTE: Bird's Eye Big Digits View and Chart Big Digits View both share the same
set of 8 selectable readouts. When you change the readouts display on one of
these views, you are also changing them on the other view. See Bird’s Eye Big
Digits View and Chart Big Digits View for more information.
NOTE: Bird's Eye Instrument View and Chart Instrument View both share the
same set of 3 selectable readouts. When you change the readouts display on one
of these views, you are also changing them on the other view. See Bird’s Eye
Instrument View and Chart Instrument View for more information.
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Select Readouts:
8 Data Windows
Used by
Bird’s Eye Big Digits View
and Chart Big Digits View
Select Readouts:
3 Data Windows
Used by Bird’s Eye
Instrument View and
Chart Instrument View
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Each data window can either be empty or contain one of the following
(varies by position and by view):
8 Adjustable Data Windows, Used by Bird's Eye Big Digits and Chart Big
Digits Views; 3 Adjustable Data Windows, Used by Bird's Eye Instrument
View and Chart Instrument View; Navigation and Non-Navigation Modes
5 Selectable Data Windows, Used by Standard Chart Views;
Non-Navigation Mode
COG
Course Over Ground; 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. See the
Glossary for more information.
Off
Suppresses the readout so that no data shows in that position.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS.
SOG
Speed Over Ground; Speed Over Ground is the measurement of the boat’s progress across
a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS; accurate destination
times can be derived from this measurement. See the Glossary for more information.
Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or
Temp/Speed accessory.
Aux. Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or
Temp/Speed accessory.
Time
The current time.
Time + Date
The current time and date.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance traveled
since last reset, and average speed during timed interval.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
Water Speed
The current speed of the water as it flows past the boat.
NOTE: You can set these 5 readouts with navigation mode settings as well, so that,
when you are navigating, these views contain navigation data instead of the regular
settings. See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Nav Readouts for more information.
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Bearing
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).
CMG/SMG
Course Made Good/Speed Made Good. Course Made Good is the angle between the
starting point on a route and the current position of the boat. The goal is to have CMG and
Track equal to the same number. See the Course Made Good illustration. Speed Made Good
is the distance from the starting waypoint on the route divided by the time elapsed since
starting navigation on the route.
COG
Course Over Ground. 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. See the
Glossary for more information.
Off
Suppresses the readout so that no data shows in that position.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS.
SOG
Speed Over Ground. Speed Over Ground is the measurement of the boat’s progress across
a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS; accurate destination
times can be derived from this measurement. See the Glossary for more information.
TRK/CMG
Track/Course Made Good. 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. See above for an explanation of Course Made Good.
TTG
Time To Go. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint.
TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG.
Temp
The current detected water temperature.
Aux. Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or
Temp/Speed accessory.
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Default Chart Big Digits View
8 Adjustable Data Windows, Used by Bird's Eye Big Digits and Chart Big Digits
Views; 3 Adjustable Data Windows, Used by Bird's Eye Instrument View and
Chart Instrument View; Navigation and Non-Navigation Modes (cont.)
Time
The current time.
Time + Date
The current time and date.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance
traveled since last reset, and average speed during timed interval.
VMG
Velocity Made Good. Velocity Made Good is the speed of travel relative to the next
waypoint on the route. The goal is for VMG to equal Speed.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
WPTend/ETA/DTG Waypoint End/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last
waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the
last waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position
of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
WPTend/TTG/DTG Waypoint End/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last waypoint on the
route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the last waypoint on the route.
TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between the
current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
Water Speed
Customized Chart Big Digits View
The current speed of the water as it flows past the boat.
WPTnext/ETA/DTG Waypoint Next/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next
waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the
next waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position
of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
WPTnext/TTG/DTG Waypoint Next/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next waypoint on the
route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the next waypoint on the
route. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between
the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
Waypoint/TTG
Waypoint/Time To Go. Waypoint/Time To Go for the next waypoint on the route.
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.
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Select Nav Readouts
To Select Readouts:
(only on views with 5 selectable readouts)
1. Highlight Select Readouts on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
Select Nav Readouts sets the individual digital readouts that will be used
only during navigation on the Standard Chart View, Chart/Chart Combo
View, and Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View. This feature allows you to select
what data will be displayed in each of a variable number of fixed-position
data windows arranged at the left edge of the screen on various views, or
whether a particular window will be turned off, displaying nothing in that
area. Data windows can display readouts from supported accessories such
as Temp/Speed.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate this procedure.
3. The Select Readouts submenu will appear, showing a list of all
readouts. Use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a particular
readout position, then use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change
what will be displayed at that position.
NOTE: The selections for each readout will vary, depending on which view you
are in and which readout position you are setting. See the preceding tables to
find your view and the selectable data windows that are available for each
readout position in that view.
NOTE: Standard Chart View, Chart/Chart Combo View, and Chart/Bird's Eye
Combo View, all share the same set of 5 selectable readouts, that can all be
set one way for navigation mode using Select Nav Readouts, and another way
for non-navigation mode using Select Readouts. When you change the
readouts display on one of these views, you also are changing them on all the
other views that share the same configuration. See Chart Views, Chart/Chart
Combo View, and Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View for more information. You
can set these 5 readouts with navigation mode settings, so that, when you are
navigating, these views contain navigation data instead of the regular settings.
See Navigation X-Press™ menu: Select Readouts for more information
about non-navigation settings.
Each data window can either be empty or contain one of the items from the
following tables (varies by position and by view):
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5 Selectable Data Windows
Used by Standard Chart Views
Navigation Mode (cont.)
5 Selectable Data Windows
Used by Standard Chart Views
Navigation Mode
Bearing
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).
Time
The current time.
Time + Date
The current time and date.
CMG/SMG
Course Made Good/Speed Made Good. Course Made Good is the angle between the
starting point on a route and the current position of the boat. The goal is to have CMG and
Track equal to the same number. See the Course Made Good illustration. Speed Made Good
is the distance from the starting waypoint on the route divided by the time elapsed since
starting navigation on the route.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance
traveled since last reset, and average speed during timed interval.
VMG
Velocity Made Good. Velocity Made Good is the speed of travel relative to the next
waypoint on the route. The goal is for VMG to equal Speed.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
COG
Course Over Ground. 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. See the
Glossary for more information.
Off
Suppresses the readout so that no data shows in that position.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS.
SOG
Speed Over Ground. Speed Over Ground is the measurement of the boat’s progress across
a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS; accurate destination
times can be derived from this measurement. See the Glossary for more information.
TRK/CMG
Track/Course Made Good. 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. See above for an explanation of Course Made Good.
TTG
Time To Go. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint.
TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG.
Temp
The current detected water temperature.
Aux. Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or
Temp/Speed accessory.
WPTend/ETA/DTG Waypoint End/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last
waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the
last waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position
of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
WPTend/TTG/DTG Waypoint End/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last waypoint on the
route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the last waypoint on the route.
TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between the
current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
Water Speed
The current speed of the water as it flows past the boat.
WPTnext/ETA/DTG Waypoint Next/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next
waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the
next waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position
of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
WPTnext/TTG/DTG Waypoint Next/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next waypoint on the
route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the next waypoint on the
route. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between
the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
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Waypoint/TTG
Waypoint/Time To Go. Waypoint/Time To Go for the next waypoint on the route.
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.
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To Select Nav Readouts:
Default Chart View
1. Highlight Select Nav Readouts on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate this procedure.
3. The Select Nav Readouts submenu will appear, showing a list of all
readouts to be shown during navigation. Use the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys to select a particular readout position, then use the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to change what will be displayed at that position.
NOTE: The selections for each readout will vary, depending on which view you
are in and which readout position you are setting. See the preceding tables to
find your view and the selectable data windows that are available for each
readout position in that view.
Customized Chart View
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Screen Snapshot
X-Press™ Menu
Delete Image
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)
(Screen Snapshot View only)
Screen Snapshot
X-Press™ Menu
Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image from the
Screen Snapshot View. This menu option is only available when you have an
optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Screen Snapshot
View and you have selected an image thumbnail.
The Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu
provides access to the image management
functions. Press the MENU key once while in
the Screen Snapshot View to access the
Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu.
To delete an image:
1. On the Screen Snapshot View, use the UP and DOWN 4-Way Cursor
keys to select the image you want to delete.
NOTE: For more information, see Screen
Snapshot View.
2. Highlight Delete Image on the Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu.
3. Press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to initiate this procedure.
4. A Confirm Dialog box will ask if you want to delete the image. Select
Yes to delete the image or No to cancel the operation.
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)
Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once from the Screen
Snapshot View. This menu option is only available when you have an optionalpurchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Screen Snapshot View.
To delete all images:
1. From the Screen Snapshot View, highlight Delete All Images on the
Screen Snapshot X-Press™ Menu.
2. A confirmation dialog box will ask if you want to delete all images.
Select Yes to delete all images, or No to cancel the operation.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Current Track
Press the MENU key twice to access the
Main Menu System, then press the RIGHT
cursor key to select the Navigation tab.
Current Track allows you to view the Current
Track submenu.
To view the Current Track Submenu:
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on
system settings.
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, Solid Line or Wide Line, and if a line, the color
of the line, or Color By Depth. If you choose Color By Depth, you cannot choose
one color to represent the track; a color range will represent the different
depths on the track instead, from light green (shallowest) to black (deepest).
You can change the depth range associated with black by using Track Color
Range menu setting (see Navigation Main Menu: Track Color Range).
Navigation Menu
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Saved Tracks
Waypoints
Saved Tracks allows you to view the Saved
Tracks submenu.
Waypoints allows you to view the Waypoints
submenu.
To view the Saved Tracks Submenu:
To view the Waypoints Submenu:
1. Highlight Saved Tracks on the Navigation main menu.
1. Highlight Waypoints on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Saved Tracks
submenu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Waypoints
submenu.
Saved Tracks Submenu
The Saved Tracks Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Waypoints Submenu
Edit allows you to select a previously-saved track and edit its name, whether
it is visible or not, and its appearance.
The Waypoints Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Delete allows you to delete a track from a list of previously-saved tracks.
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 Chart and Combo Views can also be changed.
Default sets the appearance of the track created by selecting Save Current
Track.
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 Chart and Combo Views.
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Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Routes
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to a waypoint selected from
the list of saved waypoints.
Routes allows you to view the Routes submenu.
To view the Routes Submenu:
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.
1. Highlight Routes on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to view the Routes submenu.
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.
Routes Submenu
The Routes Submenu contains the following menu choices:
Create allows you to create a new, empty route and add waypoints to it
immediately.
Edit allows you to select a previously-saved route and edit its name and the
waypoints on it.
Delete allows you to delete a route from a list of previously-saved routes.
Travel allows you to select a previously-saved route to use as the current
route; this menu setting also begins navigation on this route. Routes can be
traveled in either the forward or reverse direction.
Info displays information about the route, including the distance and
bearing from each waypoint to the next.
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Chart Orientation
Trolling Grid Rotation
Chart Orientation allows you to select
whether the views containing charts should be drawn North-Up or Course-Up.
Trolling 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 Chart Orientation setting:
1. Highlight Chart Orientation on the Navigation main menu.
To change the Trolling Grid Rotation setting:
1. Highlight Trolling Grid Rotation on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Chart
Orientation setting. (North-Up, Course-Up, Default = North-Up)
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Trolling Grid Rotation setting. (0° to 89°, Default = 0°)
NOTE: The Chart Orientation setting does not apply to the Bird's Eye View.
Trackpoint Interval
North Reference
Trackpoint Interval allows you to select the
time period between trackpoints. The current track can only contain up to
20,000 trackpoints, so longer time periods cause the track to extend back
further in time, but will be less detailed.
North Reference allows you to have bearings
displayed with one of two orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
To change the North Reference setting:
NOTE: Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
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)
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 = 1 second)
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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Track Min Distance
Track Color Range
(Advanced)
Track Color Range allows you to set the
depth range that will be displayed as black, the deepest depth, when Color
By Depth is selected as the style for the current track (see Navigation Menu
Tab: Current Track).
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track.
NOTE: Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
To change the Track Color Range:
1. Highlight Track Color Range on the Navigation main menu.
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 Color Range setting. (50 to 3000 feet or 20 to 1000 meters
[International Units only], Default = 50 ft, 20 m)
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)
Map Datum
(Advanced)
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.
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the
900 Series™ to match those of a paper map.
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)
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Course Projection Line
Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
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.
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks, Waypoints and
Routes. This menu choice should be used with caution.
To Delete All Navigation Data:
To change the Course Project Line setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Delete
All Nav Data on the Navigation main menu.
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 = Visible)
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to delete all navigation data.
Continuous Navigation Mode
Export All Nav Data
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to
continue to navigate and fish around a particular waypoint, even if you pass
over it multiple times.
(Advanced)
Export All Nav Data allows you to export all saved Tracks, Waypoints and
Routes to an MMC/SD card.
To activate or de-activate Continuous Navigation:
To Export All Navigation Data:
1. Highlight Continuous Navigation Mode on the Navigation main menu.
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, and that an optionalpurchase MMC/SD card is installed in the slot, then highlight Export
All Nav Data on the Navigation main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn
Continuous Navigation Mode On or Off (Off, On, Default = Off)
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to export all navigation data.
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Chart Menu Tab
Chart Detail Level
Press the MENU key twice to access the
Main Menu System and then press the
RIGHT Cursor key to select the Chart tab.
Chart Detail Level allows you to select how
much chart detail you want displayed on the Navigation Views. Basic shows
land areas, ports, obstructions and restricted areas. Navigation shows
navaids, landmarks, ferryways and navigation routes in addition to the Basic
information. Underwater shows depth contours, fishing areas, underwater
wrecks, tides and currents in addition to the Basic and Navigation
information. All shows roads, buildings, railways, and other notations in
addition to the Basic, Navigation and Underwater information.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on
system settings such as whether the unit is set
for Advanced User mode.
To change the Chart Detail Level setting:
1. Highlight Chart Detail Level on the Chart main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Chart Detail Level setting. (Basic, Navigation, Underwater, All;
Default = All)
Chart Menu
NOTE: Some chart details are only available with optional-purchase MMC/SD
cards.
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Map Borders
Lat/Lon Grid
Map Borders allows you to display or hide
map borders. A Map Border indicates an area which contains a different map.
Lat/Lon Grid allows you to display or hide a
grid showing latitude and longitude lines.
To change the Lat/Lon Grid setting:
Map Borders, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
1. Highlight Lat/Lon Grid on the Chart main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Lat/Lon Grid setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden)
Spot Soundings
Spot Soundings allows you to display or
hide spot soundings, which are depth measurements shown on the chart.
NOTE: Spot Soundings are only available with optional-purchase MMC/SD cards.
To change the Spot Soundings setting:
Map Borders
1. Highlight Spot Soundings on the Chart main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Spot Soundings setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible)
To change the Map Borders setting:
1. Highlight Map Borders on the Chart main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Map Borders setting. (Hidden, MMC/SD Only, All Visible, Default =
MMC/SD Only)
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Navaids on Bird's Eye View
Set Simulation Position
(Advanced)
Navaids on Bird's Eye View allows you to
display or hide additional navigational aids, such as lights and buoys, in
Bird's Eye View.
Set Simulation Position allows you to set the position of the boat used in
the Simulator.
NOTE: You will see more navigational aids with and optional-purchase
MMC/SD card.
To set the Simulation Position:
1. Activate the cursor and move it to the coordinates from where you
want simulation to start.
To change the Navaids on Bird's Eye View setting:
1. Highlight Navaids on Bird's Eye View on the Chart main menu.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Navaids on Bird's Eye View setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default =
Visible)
2. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Set
Simulation Position on the Chart main menu.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the Simulation
Position setting. A confirmation dialog box will appear to allow you
to change your mind, or to confirm your choice. If the cursor was not
active before you began this procedure, you will see an error
message. Exit the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
Shaded Depth
Shaded Depth allows you to change the
depth used for shading on the chart views.
To change the Shaded Depth setting:
1. Highlight Shaded Depth on the Chart main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Shaded Depth setting. (Off, 1 to 60 Feet or 1 to 20 Meters
[International Units only], Default = 15 ft, 5 m)
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Set Map Offset
Clear Map Offset
(Advanced)
(Advanced)
Set Map Offset allows you to change the map offset used by the 900 Series™.
Clear Map Offset allows you to clear the Map Offset. Clear Map Offset is
only accessible if a Map Offset is currently active.
NOTE: The Map Offset will be applied to all maps and not just the map that
requires the correction. The Map Offset should be cleared if a different map is to
be used.
To Clear Map Offset:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Clear
Map Offset on the Chart main menu.
To change the Map Offset setting:
1. Activate the cursor and move it location where the Map Offset will
be applied.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to clear the Map Offset.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work.
2. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Set Map
Offset on the Chart main menu.
3. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the Map Offset. A
confirmation dialog box will appear to allow you to change your
mind, or to confirm your choice. If the cursor was not active before
you began this procedure, you will see an error message. Exit the
menu, set the cursor, then try again.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Low Battery Alarm
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the Main Menu System. The Alarms
tab will be the default selection.
Low Battery Alarm sounds when the input
battery voltage is equal to or less than the menu setting. The battery alarm
will only sound for the battery that is connected to the 900 Series™. The Low
Battery Alarm should be set to warn you when the battery voltage drops
below the safety margin that you have determined. For instance, if you are
running a trolling motor (battery operated), you would want to set the Low
Battery Alarm to sound before the battery voltage drops too low for it to be
used to start your main, gasoline-powered engine.
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.
To change the Low Battery Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Low Battery Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
Alarms Menu
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Low Battery Alarm setting. (Off, 8.5V - 13.5V, Default = Off)
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Aux. Temp. Alarm
Temp. Alarm
(with optional-purchase temp. probe
or Temp/Speed only)
Temp. Alarm sounds when the water
temperature detected by the 900 Series™ reaches the Temp. Alarm setting,
which is either set in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius [International models
only]. For example, if the Temp. Alarm is set to 58° Fahrenheit, and the water
temperature falls from 60° to 58°, the Temp. Alarm will sound. Similarly, if the
water temperature rises from 56° to 58°, the Temp. Alarm will also sound.
Aux. Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature from the
Paddlewheel/Temperature Probe detected by the Fishing System reaches the
Aux. Temp. Alarm setting, which is either set in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
[International Models only]. For example, if the Aux. Temp. Alarm is set to
58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water temperature falls from 60 degrees to
58 degrees, the Aux. Temp. Alarm will sound. Similarly, if the water temperature
rises from 56 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp. Alarm will also sound.
To change the Temp. Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Temp. Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control keys to change the
Temp. Alarm setting. (Off, 32-120 [Fahrenheit], 0-50 [Celsius
(International models only)], Default = Off)
To change the Aux. Temp. Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Aux. Temp. Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control keys to change the
Aux. Temp. Alarm setting. (Off, 33-120 [Fahrenheit], 0-50 [Celsius],
Default = Off)
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Off Course Alarm
Arrival 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.
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.
Off Course Alarm
To change the Arrival Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Arrival Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
1
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)
2
1 Arrival Alarm Circle
Off Course Limits 2
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)
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Drift Alarm
Alarm Tone
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.
Alarm Tone selects the pitch of the alarm
sound. A brief tone will be produced as you adjust the Alarm Tone so that
you can select the tone that you can hear best.
To change the Alarm Tone setting:
1. Highlight Alarm Tone on the Alarms main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Alarm Tone setting. (High, Medium, Low, Default = Medium)
Drift Alarm Circle
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
Units - Depth
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.
Units - Depth selects the units of measure
for all depth-related readouts.
To change the Units - Depth setting:
1. Highlight Units - Depth on the Setup menu.
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 control head.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Units - Depth setting. (Meters [International models only], Feet,
Fathoms; Default is Meters for International models, and Feet for
Domestic models)
Units - Temp
(International only)
Units - Temp selects the units of measure for all temperature-related
readouts. International models only.
To change the Units - Temp setting:
1. Highlight Units - Temp on the Setup menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Units - Temp setting. (Celsius, Fahrenheit; Default = Celsius)
Setup Menu
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Units - Distance
User Mode
(with Speed input only)
User Mode sets the menu system to either
Normal or Advanced. When set to Normal, only the basic menu options are
shown. When set to Advanced (default setting), additional menu choices
are available.
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all distance-related
readouts.
To change the Units - Distance setting:
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Highlight Units - Distance on the Setup menu.
1. Highlight User Mode 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)
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
User Mode setting. (Normal, Advanced, Default = Advanced)
Language
(International only)
Units - Speed
Language selects the display language for menus. International models only.
(with Speed input only)
To change the Language setting:
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speed-related readouts.
1. Highlight Language on the Setup menu.
To change the Units - Speed setting:
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Language setting. (Default = English)
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
Aux. Temp.Offset
(with Speed input only)
(Advanced)
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.
Aux. Temp. Offset will adjust the aux. temperature readout (the temperature
on the optional-purchase temperature probe or Temp/Speed accessory) by
the amount entered. This menu choice is available only when in Advanced
User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
To Reset Triplog:
To change the Aux. Temp. Offset setting:
1. Highlight Reset Triplog on the Setup menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate Triplog Reset.
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Aux.
Temp. Offset on the Setup menu.
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.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Aux.
Temp. Offset setting. (-10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0.0, or Off)
Temp. Offset
Restore Defaults
(Advanced)
Restore Defaults resets ALL menu settings
to their factory defaults. Use this menu choice with caution!
Temp. Offset will adjust the temperature readout by the amount entered.
This menu choice is available only when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup
Menu Tab: User Mode.)
To Restore Defaults:
To change the Temp. Offset setting:
1. Highlight Restore Defaults on the Setup menu.
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Temp.
Offset on the Setup menu.
2. Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate restoring
defaults.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
Temp. Offset setting. (-10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0.0, or Off)
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To reset the defaults, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel Restore Defaults, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
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Speed Calibration
Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced, with Speed paddlewheel only)
(Advanced)
Speed Calibration will adjust the speed readout by the percentage entered,
and will appear in the menu if a Speed accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once, when the unit is in Advanced User
Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
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.)
To change the Speed Calibration setting:
To change the Daylight Saving Time setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Speed
Calibration on the Setup menu.
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 change the
Speed Calibration setting. (-20% to +20%, Default = 0%)
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn Daylight
Saving Time On or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
Local Time Zone
Position Format
(Advanced)
(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 (see
Navigation X-Press™: Select Readouts). This menu choice is available only
when in Advanced User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
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.)
To change the Local Time Zone:
To change the Position Format setting:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Local
Time Zone on the Setup menu.
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
Local Time Zone (Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern Standard Time).
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
Digits Format
(Advanced, International only)
(Advanced)
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 (see Navigation X-Press™: Select Readouts).
Digits Format allows you to add a tenth decimal place to readouts such as
Temperature and Depth. The format can be changed to small format, large
format or no format. This menu choice is available only when in Advanced
User Mode (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode.)
To change the Digits Format setting:
To change the Time Format:
1. Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Digits
Format on the Setup menu.
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
Digits Format setting. (Small tenths, Large tenths, No tenths,
Default = Large tenths)
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
NOTE: If you choose No Tenths, the display will only show numbers rounded to
whole numbers.
(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 (see Navigation
X-Press™: Select Readouts).
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
Demonstration
(Advanced)
Demonstration deactivates the Demonstration
Mode feature (see Powering Up the Unit).
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.)
To turn Demonstration on or off:
The following NMEA sentences are output:
1. Highlight Demonstration on the Setup menu.
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
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn
Demonstration On or Off (Off, On, Default = On).
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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Views Menu Tab
The following views are available:
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu System, then
press the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key until
the Views tab is selected. This menu tab allows
you to set the available views to either hidden
or visible in the view rotation. The view will be
removed from the view rotation if it is set to
Hidden and will be displayed in the view
rotation if it is set to Visible.
• Bird's Eye Instrument View
• Bird's Eye Big Digits View
• Chart/Bird's Eye Combo View
• Chart/Chart Combo View
• Chart No Readouts View
• Chart View
• Chart Big Digits View
• Chart Instrument View
• Screen Snapshot View
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View.
Views Menu
To Change the View Status of Any View:
1. Highlight the View main menu tab.
2. Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to select a View.
3. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the
status of the view from Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
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Accessories Menu Tab
Using Screen Snapshot
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu
System, then press the RIGHT cursor key until the Accessories tab is selected.
Screen Snapshot activates the screen
snapshot function. When Screen Snapshot is enabled, pressing the MARK
key creates a saved screen capture on the optional-purchase MMC/SD card
installed in your unit’s card slot. All menus, dialog boxes, warnings and
messages are captured and saved automatically.
If no accessories are attached to the Accessory Bus, no accessory menu
choices will appear under the Accessories tab, only the Screen Snapshot
menu choice. If an accessory is attached, however, additional menu choices
that support the accessory will be added automatically. See the Operations
Manual that comes with your accessory for detailed information.
Once you have created a screen capture, a screen capture thumbnail is
added to the Screen Snapshot View, and is available to view at a later date.
See the full-sized image by highlighting a thumbnail (using the Up or Down
4-Way Cursor keys), then using the Right 4-Way Cursor key to view the full
image. A border around the full-size screen snapshot indicates that it is just
a screen snapshot, not a “live” view. You can delete the highlighted image,
or all images, by selecting a thumbnail and using Delete Image, or using
Delete All Images from the Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu. You can view
these captures on the Screen Snapshot View, which shows any existing
thumbnails of the screen captures.
Accessories Menu
(no accessories attached)
Accessories Menu
(with accessories attached)
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
(WSL) require separate purchases. You can visit our website at www.humminbird.com
or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the
Screen Snapshot feature to work.
NOTE: If you use your MMC/SD card in two different control heads that have
different screen sizes, the Screen Snapshot made on one unit will still be present
on the card, but will be represented by the Unavailable icon (circle with a slanted
line through it) on the Screen Snapshot View on the other unit.
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To turn Screen Snapshot on or off:
To view screen snapshots:
1. Highlight Screen Snapshot on the Accessories main menu.
1. Make sure that the optional-purchase MMC/SD card used to
capture the screen is installed in your card slot.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn Screen
Snapshot On or Off (Off, On, Default = Off).
2. Press the VIEW key until you see the Screen Snapshot View.
To make a screen snapshot (Screen Snapshot must be enabled):
3. You can scroll through the whole list of captures in this view using
the 4-WAY Cursor keys. Highlight a thumbnail (using the Up or
Down 4-Way Cursor keys), then use the Right 4-Way Cursor key to
view the full image. A border around the full-size screen capture
indicates that it is just a screen capture, not a “live” view. You can
delete the highlighted image, or all captured images, using the
Snapshot X-Press™ menu. (See Screen Snapshot X-Press™ menu:
Delete Image and Delete All Images for more information).
1. Make sure you have installed an optional-purchase MMC/SD card
into your card slot.
2. From any view you want to capture, press the MARK key. When you
start a screen capture, you will see a message that a waypoint has
been created at the point where your cursor is on the screen, and
the screen will freeze while the snapshot is being saved to the
MMC/SD card. A status dialog box will appear that shows the
progress of the save as a percentage, and that displays the
numbered file name assigned to the .BMP file that is being created.
NOTE: When you highlight a snapshot thumbnail, the amount of room remaining
on the SD card will be displayed.
NOTE: The waypoints that are created by a snapshot have the same name as the
file and use a custom waypoint icon. Screen Snapshot filenames begin with the
letter "S".
NOTE: For more information, see Screen Snapshot View and Screen Snapshot
X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen
Snapshot is enabled but there is no GPS receiver connected, pressing the MARK
key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that a GPS position
fix is required to create a waypoint.
NOTE: You may view data files associated with each screen snapshot by
removing the MMC/SD card from your unit and installing it in your optionalpurchase MMC/SD card reader connected to a PC. Use Windows Explorer to see
the contents of your MMC/SD card; you will notice that a .DAT (may show up as
.TXT) file is created for every .BMP screen capture; this data file includes the
thumbnail view, and is required in order to be able to view the screen snapshot
from your unit, so don’t delete these files.
NOTE: The speed of the capture depends on the type of card you use; in general,
SD cards capture the screen faster than MMC cards do.
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Troubleshooting
Display Problems
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.
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:
Chartplotter Doesn’t Power Up
Problem
Possible Cause
If your Chartplotter doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also
comes with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
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 over-voltage
protection feature. Make sure the input
voltage does not exceed 20 Volts.
• The power cable is properly connected to the Chartplotter 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.
• 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.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
1-Year Limited Warranty
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:
We warrant the original retail purchaser that products made by
Humminbird® have been manufactured free from defects in materials and
workmanship. This warranty is effective for one year from the date of original
retail purchase. Humminbird® products found to be defective and covered by
this warranty will be replaced or repaired free of charge at Humminbird’s
option and returned to the customer freight prepaid. Humminbird’s sole
responsibility under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of a
product that has been deemed defective by Humminbird®. Humminbird® is
not responsible for charges connected with the removal of such product or
reinstallation of replaced or repaired parts.
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 cable
away from the engine wiring.
This warranty does not apply to a product that has been:
• Improperly installed;
• Used in an installation other than that recommended in the product
installation and operation instructions;
• Damaged or has failed because of an accident or abnormal
operation;
• Repaired or modified by entities other than Humminbird®.
Please retain your original receipt as a proof of the purchase date. This will
be required for in-warranty service.
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Humminbird® Service Policy
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES,
OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF HUMMINBIRD® AND WILL
BE THE CUSTOMER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER STATE LAW WHICH ARE HEREBY LIMITED
IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN
NO EVENT WILL HUMMINBIRD® BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS.
Even though you'll probably never need to take advantage of our incredible
service policy, it's good to know that we back our products this confidently.
We do it because you deserve the best. We will make every effort to repair
your unit within three business days from the receipt of your unit at our
factory. This does not include shipping time to and from our factory. Units
received on Friday are typically shipped by the following Wednesday, units
received Monday are typically shipped by Thursday, etc.
Some states do not allow limitations on an implied warranty, or the exclusion
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not
apply to you. You may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
All repair work is performed by factory-trained technicians to meet exacting
factory specifications. Factory-serviced units go through the same rigorous
testing and quality control inspections as new production units.
After the original warranty period, a standard flat rate service charge will be
assessed for each repair (physical damage and missing parts are not included).
Any repairs made after the original warranty will be warranted for an
additional 90 days after service has been performed by our factory
technicians. You can contact our Customer Resource Center or visit our
website to verify the flat rate repair fee for your product (visit the Product
Support section):
http://www.humminbird.com
We reserve the right to deem any product unserviceable when replacement
parts are no longer available or impossible to obtain. This Service Policy is
valid in the United States only. This applies only to Humminbird® products
returned to our factory in Eufaula, Alabama. This Service Policy is subject to
change without notice.
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Returning Your Unit for Service
For IN-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from the Humminbird®
Customer Resource Center.
Before sending your unit in for repair, please contact the factory, either by
phone or by email, to obtain a Repair Authorization Number for your unit.
Please have your product model name and serial number available before
calling the factory. If you contact the factory by e-mail, please include your
product model name and serial number in the e-mail, and use Request for
Repair Authorization Number for your e-mail subject header. You should
include your Repair Authorization Number in all subsequent
communications about your unit.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your
assigned Repair Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Include a copy of your receipt (to show proof and date of purchase).
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird®, using an insured
carrier with delivery confirmation.
For OUT-OF-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from the Humminbird®
Customer Resource Center.
• Include payment in the form of credit card number and expiration
date, money order or personal check. Please do not send cash.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your
assigned Repair Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird®, using an insured
carrier with delivery confirmation.
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900 Series™ Chartplotter Accessories
Downriggers are the key to catching fish you otherwise couldn’t even touch.
And now Humminbird’s CannonLink™ Downrigger Controller makes
operation of up to six Cannon™ Mag 20 DT or Mag 20 DT/HS downriggers
incredibly easy. Using the controls on your Fishing System, deploy or retrieve
downriggers, hold a specific distance off the bottom, cycle downriggers
between two depths, and adjust the Positive Ion Control. Even see
temperature and water clarity at depth and speed at the ball right on-screen
when using the Cannon™ Speed-n-Temp. You’ll never be shorthanded again,
just make adjustments from the helm, while your mate rigs the lines and
brings in the fish!
Accessories customize the 900 Series™ to your needs and enable you to stay
on the edge of new technology. When an accessory is connected to the 900
Series™, additional menus and readouts are added automatically to the
Main Menu System. Accessories available today that are supported by your
900 Series™ include:
WeatherSense® Fishing Condition Monitor: purchase and plug in the
WeatherSense® accessory to your 900 Series™ to obtain barometric
pressure readouts and trend data in real time.
With the new InterLink™ Network Connection, you can now share GPS
position, waypoints, routes and your current track between two
Humminbird® Fishing Systems in real time. Mark a waypoint at the console,
and it’s instantly available on the second unit. No matter where you’re at on
the boat, you’ll have access to your critical fishing and navigation
information. Plus, daisy chain InterLink™ with other System Modules and
you’ll have a network that lets you share digital data around the boat. It’s a
simply, clearly, better networking solution!
GPS Connection Cable: purchase the GPS Connection Cable in order to
connect a handheld or other NMEA* GPS-compatible device that you may
already own to your 900 Series™.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
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 900 Series™.
Be sure to check out our website www.humminbird.com for additional new
and exciting accessories to grow your 900 Series™.
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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Specifications
POLICY ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE: It is the intention of
Humminbird® to be a good corporate citizen and comply and meet all known and
applicable environmental regulations in the areas and countries where our
products are sold. We will promote and implement environmentally sound
processes in support of national and international regulations.
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20 VDC
LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480 V x 800 H; 8" Diagonal Color TFT
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
ROHS STATEMENT: Product designed and intended as a fixed installation or
part of a system in a vessel may be considered beyond the scope of Directive
2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003
on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and
electronic equipment.
WEEE STATEMENT: Product designed and intended as a fixed installation or
part of a system in a vessel may be considered beyond the scope of Directive
2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003
on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 STATEMENT: Lead in cable jackets and boots
is restricted to 300 parts per million or less as determined by ICP-AES test
methods.
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Glossary
GPS & Navigation Terms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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GPS & Navigation Terms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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GPS & Navigation Terms
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
and Course Over Ground.
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Trackplotter: Trackplotter describes a navigation device that shows Present
Position, along with Track, Waypoint, and Routes, but NO MAP in the
background. See Chartplotter.
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.
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.
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.
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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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):
custserv@johnsonoutdoors.com
For direct shipping, our address is:
Humminbird®
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
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