GPS Receiver and GPS Receiver/Heading Sensor GPS

GPS Receiver and GPS Receiver/Heading Sensor GPS
GPS Receiver and
GPS Receiver/Heading Sensor
531478-4_D
Thank You!
Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, the #1 name in Fishfinders.
Humminbird® has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing topquality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbird® accessory is
designed for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. In the
unlikely event that your Humminbird® accessory 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 separate warranty card included with your accessory. We
encourage you to read this 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 1-800-633-1468 or visit our Web
site at 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! The electronic chart in your Humminbird® unit is an aid to navigation
designed to facilitate the use of authorized government charts, not to replace them.
Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all of the current
information needed for the safety of navigation, and the captain is responsible for
their prudent use.
WARNING! Compass Safe Distance: Do NOT install the Heading Sensor near
ferrous metals or near anything that may create a magnetic field or interference. The
Heading Sensor must be installed at least 3 feet (1m) from other magnetic or ferrous
materials on the boat.
WARNING! Humminbird® is not responsible for the loss of data files (waypoints,
routes, tracks, groups, recordings, etc.) that may occur due to direct or indirect
damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It is important to back up your control
head’s data files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before
restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See your Humminbird® online
account at humminbird.com and the Waypoint Management Guide on your
Humminbird® Manual CD for details.
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.
WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and/or reproductive harm.
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ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Products sold in the U.S. are not
intended for use in the international market. Humminbird® international units provide
international features and are designed to meet country and regional regulations.
Languages, maps, time zones, units of measurement, and warranty are examples of
features that are customized for Humminbird® international units purchased through
our authorized international distributors.
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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.
NOTE: The illustrations in this manual may not look the same as your product, but your
unit will function in the same way.
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Table of Contents
Overview
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How GPS and Trackplotting Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
How the Heading Sensor Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installation Overview
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Choose the Mounting Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Install the Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Stem Mount with 1” - 14 Thread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Access Under Mounting Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
No Access Under Mounting Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connect to the Control Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Power on and Confirm GPS Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turn on NMEA Output and Confirm the Baud Rate
(for devices connected to the pigtail only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Confirm the Heading Sensor Operation (Heading Sensors only [AS GPS HS]) . . . . 16
Views
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Bird's Eye View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combo View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction to Navigation
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save or Clear a Current Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Menu System
Start-Up Options Menu
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Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessory Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Diagnostic View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Connect (with PC Connect Cable only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X-Press™ Menu
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Main Menu
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User Mode (Normal or Advanced). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sonar X-Press™ Menu (Sonar Views only)
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Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Navigation X-Press™ Menu (Navigation Views only)
Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Go To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint [Name] (only with an active cursor on a waypoint) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cursor to Waypoint (Track or Combo View only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Current Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clear Current Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skip Next Waypoint (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Target (only if a target is active) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Grid (only if a grid is active) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sonar Window (Combo View only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint [Name] (most recently-created waypoint). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarms Menu Tab
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Off Course Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Arrival Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Drift Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Navigation Menu Tab
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Current Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saved Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Casting Rings (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint Proximity Flags (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waypoint Decluttering (Advanced). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grid Rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trackpoint Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Min Distance (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Table of Contents
Track Color Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Map Datum (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
North-Up Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Course Projection Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Heading Offset (Advanced, Heading Sensors only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Heading Line (Advanced, Heading Sensors only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Continuous Navigation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
GPS Receiver Override (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Setup Menu Tab
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Units - Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Units - Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Triplog Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select Readouts (Advanced, Sonar View only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Time Zone (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Position Format (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Format (Advanced, International only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date Format (Advanced, International only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NMEA Output (Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting
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Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached. . . . . . . . .
Display Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding the Cause of Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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GPS & Navigation Glossary
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Contact Humminbird®
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NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International only) are only available
on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized international distributors. To
obtain a list of authorized international distributors, please visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at (334) 687-6613.
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Overview
The Humminbird® Sensor Accessory Kit includes the following items depending
on the Sensor model you purchased:
GPS Receiver
(AS GR16, AS GR50, AS GRP)
GPS Receiver/Heading Sensor
(AS GPS HS)
Sensor with internal GPS Receiver.
Cable length is 20 ft (6m).
Sensor with internal GPS Receiver and
Compass. Cable length is 20 ft (6m).
Y-Cable (AS YC) for multiple accessory
attachment
Y-Cable (AS YC) for multiple accessory
attachment
Hardware kit for stem or deck mounting
Hardware kit for stem or deck mounting
Accessory Manual
Accessory Manual
NOTE: The stem mount is not included. To purchase extension cables and other
accessories, see our Web site at humminbird.com or call our Customer Resource
Center at 1-800-633-1468.
The following functionality will be supported by your trackplotter when it is
connected to the Sensor:
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks and waypoints
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next
• View the heading from the Heading Sensor (AS GPS HS only)
NOTE: If your control head is a chartplotter, there will be additional functionality when
the Sensor is connected to the control head. See your control head operations manual
and the Humminbird® Waypoint Management Guide for more information. The
manuals are included on the CD that was included with your control head, or you can
download these manuals from our Web site at humminbird.com.
Overview
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How GPS and Trackplotting Work
Your Humminbird® uses GPS to determine your
position and display it on a grid.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. 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 5 updates per second, the GPS receiver then
calculates its velocity and bearing.
GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may also take
advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within +/– 2.5
to 10 meters, depending on your conditions and your Humminbird® model. This
means that 95% of the time, the GPS receiver will read a location within
+/– 2.5 to 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.
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Overview
How the Heading Sensor Works
The magnetic compass is one of the first known instruments for navigation. It
relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a magnetic pointer towards North,
also known as Magnetic North.
If your accessory includes a Heading Sensor, the
control head will display the heading from the
internal compass in digital format. The Heading is
the direction the boat is pointing, where 000° is
North, 090° is East, 180° is South, and 270° is
West.
Due to wind and waves, the boat is often
traveling in a slightly different direction than its
heading. The direction of travel, or Course Over
Ground, is provided by the GPS receiver. You can
use the compass Heading with the GPS Course
Over Ground and Bearing to navigate a route.
A compass’ Magnetic North is affected by the local variations in the earth’s
magnetic field around the globe. Nautical charts will often provide the
magnetic declination, or magnetic variation, for a local area so that you can
confirm that Magnetic North matches True North. If you have trailered the boat
to a new location, the compass’ operation may also be affected by a different
magnetic zone. The Humminbird® control head compensates for magnetic
declination and also allows you to make additional adjustments from the menu
system. The details of these features are described in this manual.
Overview
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Installation Overview
Use the following instructions to install the Sensor accessory on your boat. In
order to understand the installation requirements, we recommend that you
read the instructions carefully before you start the installation.
Required Supplies: In addition to the hardware included with your
Sensor accessory kit, you will need a drill, electrical tape, and an awl or
pencil. Depending on your installation requirements, you might also
need to purchase extention cables or a stem. See Section 1: Choose
the Mounting Location for more information.
1. Choose the Mounting Location
It is important to consider the following information when you choose a
mounting location for the Sensor:
• Interference: Do NOT mount the Sensor close to a VHF antenna or
within the active area of a radar. If the Sensor includes a compass
(AS GPS HS), do NOT install it near ferrous metals or near anything that
can create a magnetic field. Hardware and cables that handle large
currents, such as batteries and power cables, are also examples of
equipment that may cause interference.
• Reception: Mount the Sensor in an area that has full exposure to the
sky. The effective area of reception is 5˚ above the horizon.
• Surface: Whether the Sensor Cable will be routed down through the
mounting surface or to the side, or if you're using a stem mount, the
mounting surface will influence how you install the Sensor. For details,
see Section 2: Install the Sensor.
• Cables: Test run the Sensor Cable from the chosen mounting location to
the Control Head. 10 ft (3m) extension cables may be purchased from
Humminbird® if your planned cable route exceeds 20 ft (6 m). Maximum
cable length, including extension cables, should not exceed 50 ft (16 m).
NOTE: To purchase extension cables, or other related accessories, visit our Web
site at humminbird.com or call our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468.
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Installation Overview
2. Install the Sensor
There are three different options to mount the sensor. Proceed to the section
that matches the type of mounting location you will be using, as follows:
Stem Mount with 1” - 14 Thread
The sensor will be mounted on a stem or
antenna pole. Proceed to Section A.
Stem
Access Under the Mounting Deck
The sensor will be deck mounted and the
cable can be routed down through the
mounting surface. Proceed to Section B.
Cable routed through the hole
Cable routed to the side
Installation- Overview
NO Access Under the Mounting Deck
The sensor will be deck mounted and the
cable must routed to the side because
there is not space for a cable through or
underneath the mounting location.
Proceed to Section C.
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A. Stem Mount with 1”-14 Thread
Use the following instructions to stem mount the Sensor:
WARNING! If your Sensor includes a compass (AS GPS HS), do NOT mount it
to a stem mount or antenna pole that contains ferrous metals.
NOTE: It is important to review the mounting considerations and test run the
cable route as indicated in Section 1 before proceeding with the installation.
1. If you have a pre-existing stem mount, skip Stem Mount, Attaching the
Sensor Base to the Stem
to step 2.
If you need to mount the antenna pole
(stem), mark the chosen mounting location
and drill a 3/4” (19 mm) hole for the cable
and cable connector.
If you have purchased hardware to stem
mount your Sensor, follow the instructions
included with that hardware to attach the
stem to the boat.
Cover
Base
Stem
2. Screw the sensor base onto the stem first,
making sure that the stem pipe does not
protrude from the sensor base. (This adds
protection to the cable when it is pulled
through the pipe stem.) Deburr the pipe
edges to reduce cable abrasion.
3. Use electrical tape to secure the NMEA
pigtail to the cable.
NOTE: Unless it is needed, leave the NMEA pigtail
secured to the cable. If you are connecting the pigtail
to a NMEA 0183 device, see Section 3: Connect to
the Control Head for connection information.
Taping the NMEA Pigtail
to the Cable
NMEA
Pigtail
Cable
Taped
NMEA Pigtail Cable Out
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Installation- Stem Mount
4. Route the Sensor cable through the stem and
through the planned cable route. To use
extension cables, see the details in
Section 1: Choose the Mounting Location.
Positioning the Arrow
on the Compass
5. If the Sensor includes a compass
(AS GPS HS), position the sensor so the
arrow on the cover is pointed straight toward
the front of the boat in the direction of travel.
The arrow should be parallel with the keel.
NOTE: Failure to align the sensor correctly will
result in incorrect compass readings.
6. Attach the Sensor to its base using the
included #6 - 7/8" (22 mm) screws. Hand
tighten only.
Attaching the Sensor
to the Base
#6 - 7/8"
Mounting Screws
Installation- Stem Mount
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B. Access Under Mounting Location
Use the following instructions to deck mount the Sensor and route the cable
down through the mounting surface:
NOTE: It is important to review the mounting considerations and test run the
cable route as indicated in Section 1 before proceeding with the installation.
1. Mark the mounting location and drill a 3/4”
(19 mm) hole for the cable and cable connector.
Taping the NMEA Pigtail
to the Cable
2. Secure the NMEA pigtail to the cable with
electrical tape.
NOTE: Unless it is needed, leave the NMEA pigtail
secured to the cable. If you are connecting the pigtail
to a NMEA 0183 device, see Section 3: Connect to
the Control Head for connection information.
3. Route the Sensor cable through the planned
cable route. To use extension cables, see the
details in Section 1: Choose the Mounting
Location.
NMEA
Pigtail
Cable
Taped
NMEA Pigtail Cable Out
4. Cover the cable hole with the Sensor.
If the Sensor includes a compass
(AS GPS HS), position the sensor so the
arrow on the cover is pointed straight toward
the front of the boat in the direction of travel.
The arrow should be parallel with the keel.
NOTE: Failure to align the sensor correctly will
result in incorrect compass readings.
5. Make sure the Sensor is flush against the
surface, and mark the two mounting holes
with a pencil or awl.
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Installation - Access Under
6. Move the Sensor to the side and drill two pilot holes, using a 5/32”
(4 mm) bit.
NOTE: Apply marine-grade silicone caulk or sealant to both screw and drilled
holes as needed to protect your boat from water damage.
7. Align the Sensor’s screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach
with the #8 - 1 1/4" (32 mm) Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only.
NOTE: If the mounting surface is thin or made of a light-weight material, you
may need to add reinforcing material below the mounting surface in order to
support the Sensor.
Positioning the Arrow
on the Compass
Attaching the Sensor to the
Mounting Surface
#8 - 1 1/4"
Mounting Screws
Cable routed through the hole
Installation - Access Under
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C. No Access Under Mounting Location
Use the following instructions to deck mount the Sensor and route the cable to
the side if there is not space for a cable underneath the mounting location.
NOTE: It is important to review the mounting considerations and test run the
cable route as indicated in Section 1 before proceeding with the installation.
1. Secure the NMEA pigtail with electrical tape.
NOTE: Unless it is needed, leave the NMEA pigtail
secured to the cable. If you are connecting the pigtail
to a NMEA 0183 device, see Section 3: Connect to
the Control Head for connection information.
2. Route the cable from the Sensor to the
Control head.
• The Sensor has two wire routing
notches. Use the cable notch closest to
the intended cable route.
Taping the NMEA Pigtail
to the Cable
NMEA
Pigtail
Cable
Taped
NMEA Pigtail Cable Out
• If holes are required to route the cable,
they must be 3/4” (19mm) to allow for
the cable connector.
• To use extension cables, see the details
in Section 1: Choose the Mounting
Location.
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Installation - NO Access Under
3. With the cable routed, position the Sensor in
the planned mounting location.
Positioning the Arrow
on the Compass
If the Sensor includes a compass
(AS GPS HS), position the sensor so the
arrow on the cover is pointed straight toward
the front of the boat in the direction of travel.
The arrow should be parallel with the keel.
NOTE: Failure to align the sensor correctly will result
in incorrect compass readings.
4. Make sure the Sensor is flush against the
surface, and mark the two mounting holes
with a pencil or awl.
5. Move the Sensor to the side and drill the two
5/32” (4 mm) pilot holes.
NOTE: Apply marine-grade silicone caulk or sealant Attaching the Sensor to the
Mounting Surface
to both screw and drilled holes as needed to protect
your boat from water damage.
#8 - 1 1/4"
6. Align the Sensor’s screw holes over the pilot
screw holes and attach with the
#8 - 1 1/4" (32 mm) Phillips head screws.
Hand tighten only.
Mounting Screws
Cable routed to the side
Installation - NO Access Under
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3. Connect to the Control Head
Use the following instructions to connect the Sensor cable to the control head.
1. Insert the Sensor’s NMEA-COM connector into the control head’s
COM port. The connectors are keyed to prevent reversed installation,
so be careful not to force the connector into the port.
• If there is another accessory plugged into the COM port, you will
need to install the AS YC ("Y") cable so that you can use the
accessories at the same time.
• Attach the COM connector of the "Y" cable directly to the control
head COM port. Connect the Sensor to the NMEA-COM connector
of the "Y" cable. Re-connect your other Fishfinder accessories to
the ACCY-COM connector of the "Y" cable.
2. Optional: You can connect an optional-purchase device, such as an
autopilot, to the Sensor pigtail wires.
The pinouts are as follows:
• Black Wire (Ground)
• White Wire (Control Head NMEA Out): outputs the navigation
calculations and commands from the control head as IN
(Integrated Navigation) NMEA sentences. Connect the white wire
to the device’s NMEA In wire.
OR
• Green Wire (GPS NMEA Out): outputs GP (Global Positioning)
NMEA sentences directly from the Sensor. Connect the green wire
to the device’s NMEA In wire if it can only read GP NMEA
sentences.
NOTE: See your device installation guide to identify the NMEA In wire. The
device will connect to the white wire or green wire, depending on its NMEA
communication requirements (IN or GP).
NOTE: See Section 5: Turn on NMEA Output and Confirm the Baud Rate
for more information.
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Installation
WARNING! It is important to finish all installation connections before powering
on the control head.
Optional: Using a Y-cable to
connect multiple accessories
to the COM Port.
Optional: Using the Sensor
pigtail wires to connect to a
separately-purchased device. For
connection details, see step 2.
Installation
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4. Power on and Confirm GPS Reception
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird® control head.
788ci HD Title Screen
1. Press the
GPS Diagnostic View
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the
Start-Up Options Menu.
3. If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be
selected automatically, and your Fishing System can be used on the
water. See Start-Up Options Menu for more information.
4. Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the GPS Diagnostic View is
displayed on the screen. Confirm that External GPS is displayed and the
Fix Type indicates Enhanced or 3D.
• If the GPS Diagnostic View is not displayed in the rotation, press
the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu. Select the
Views tab > GPS Diagnostic View > Visible.
• If it is connected and detected, the Sensor will also be displayed
in the Accessory Test screen (see Start-Up Options Menu).
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Installation
5. Turn on NMEA Output and Confirm the Baud Rate
(for devices connected to the pigtail only)
If you connected a device to the Sensor pigtail wires, turn on NMEA Output to
enable communication and output NMEA 0183 sentences from the control
head. It is also important to note the following:
• If the GPS Receiver/Heading Sensor (AS GPS HS) is connected to
the control head, and NMEA Output is turned on, the control head
will operate exclusively at a baud rate of 38400. If there is a device
attached to the Sensor’s pigtail, it also needs to operate at 38400. See
your device’s installation guide to set the baud rate to 38400.
• If a GPS Receiver (AS GR16, AS GR50, AS GRP) is connected to the
control head, and NMEA Output is turned on, the control head will
operate exclusively at a baud rate of 4800. If there is a device attached
to the Sensor’s pigtail, it also needs to operate at 4800. See your
device’s installation guide to set the baud rate to 4800.
• If NMEA Output is turned off, then baud rates 4800, 9600, and 38400
are available on the control head, but the device will not receive NMEA
data.
Turn On/Off NMEA Output
1. Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select Setup tab > NMEA Output.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select On or Off. (Default = Off)
NOTE: The menu option in your Fishing System will be called NMEA 0183 Output or
NMEA Output. If the menu option is not shown under the Setup tab, make sure the
User Mode is set to Advanced (Setup tab > User Mode > Advanced).
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: NMEA Output for more information about the NMEA
sentences available on the control head.
Installation
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6. Confirm the Heading Sensor Operation
(Heading Sensors only [AS GPS HS])
It is important to confirm that the Heading Sensor is installed correctly by
reviewing the heading digital readout.
NOTE: This procedure should be performed at slow speeds, in calm, open water, in a
large area that is far from shallow water, boats, or other obstacles.
1. Press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select Navigation tab > North Reference > Magnetic.
3. Press the EXIT key.
4. Select Setup tab > Select Readouts.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts menu option does not appear under the Setup
tab, change the User Mode to Advanced. Select Main Menu > Setup tab >
User Mode > Advanced.
5. Select a Readout position and use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to
select Heading. Select another Readout position and select Course.
6. Press the EXIT key until the Main Menu is closed.
7. Press the VIEW key until the Sonar View is displayed on the screen.
8. Navigate the boat in a straight line, in calm, open water at 4.5 mph.
Compare the Heading digital readout on the screen with the Course
(COG) digital readout. The readouts should be within approximately 5°
of each other.
Adjust: To adjust the zero point of the Heading Sensor, select Main
Menu > Navigation tab > Heading Offset. Press the RIGHT or
LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
If the procedure failed: If the Heading digital readout is
significantly different than the COG, the Heading Sensor might be
installed in a location with too much magnetic interference. Check
the installation location and possible magnetic disturbances in the
area.
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Installation
Confirming the Heading Digital Readout (1198c SI, Chart View)
Heading
Course
(Heading Sensor Required) (GPS Required)
Confirming the Heading Digital Readout
(788ci HD, Sonar View)
Heading
Course
(Heading Sensor Required) (GPS Required)
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Sonar
Views
Views
Combo
View
Bird's
Eye
View
Track
View
The following views will be added to the View Rotation
when the Sensor is connected to the trackplotter:
Navigation views:
• Bird’s Eye View
• Track View
• Combo View
If the Sensor is connected to a chartplotter, the following views will be
added to the view rotation: Bird’s Eye View, Chart View, and Combo View. For
details about the navigation views and menu options, see your control head
operations manual and the Waypoint Management Guide. The manuals are
included on the CD that was included with your control head, or you can
download these manuals from our Web site at humminbird.com.
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Views
Bird’s Eye View
Bird’s Eye View shows a 3-D, perspective view of the track from a point above
and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns, the eye point moves to
follow the boat.
• To shift the eye point position so that you can look off to the sides, or
even behind the boat: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to turn the
eye point right or left. Press the UP Cursor key to move the eye point
forward, and press the DOWN Cursor key to move the eye point
backward.
• Press the EXIT key to move the eye point back to its original position
behind and above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Depth
Latitude
and
Longitude
Position of
the Boat
Speed of
Boat
Boat Icon
Water
Surface
Temperature
Views
Course
Over
Ground
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Track View
Track View shows the current track (also known as the position history or
breadcrumb trail) showing where the boat has been, along with saved tracks,
waypoints, and the current route (when navigating).
Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the grid around on the
display in the direction of the key being pressed. When you do this, a cursor is
drawn at the center of the screen and is linked to the boat by a gray line, even
if the boat is off the screen.
Track View with Active Cursor
Depth
Track Scale
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of
Cursor
Active Cursor
Distance to
Go To Cursor
Course Over
Ground
Bearing to
Cursor
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Views
Combo View
Combo View is displayed as a split screen, with Track View on the left and
Sonar View on the right side of the screen. To change the width of the Sonar
Window, press the MENU key once and select Sonar Window from the
X-Press™ Menu.
Combo View
Depth
Sonar
Window
Track Scale
Water
Surface
Temperature
Course
Over
Ground
Speed of Boat
Views
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View Orientation
The Track View and Combo View allow you to choose the orientation of the
view (see Navigation Menu Tab: View Orientation).
NOTE: If you have a chartplotter, the menu option is called Chart Orientation (select
Main Menu > Chart tab > Chart Orientation).
• North-Up: North is shown at the top of the display. Objects located to
the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
• Head Up: The boat’s current heading points up, and the track rotates
around the boat so that the boat always points up on the view. The
heading is provided by the Heading Sensor connected to the control
head. If a Heading Sensor is not connected, the heading will be
calculated using the GPS receiver’s COG (Course Over Ground).
• Course-Up: During navigation, the projected course is shown at the top
of the view. Objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat. When
the boat is not navigating, the course-up reference is provided by the
COG (Course Over Ground) calculation.
North-Up Icon: If it is turned on, the North-Up Icon displays the direction
of True North. It also displays the View Orientation, and the icon will change
as the orientation and the data source change (see Navigation Menu Tab:
North-Up Indicator).
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it changes to a boat shape,
pointed in the direction of motion.
NOTE: If a Heading Sensor (AS GPS HS) is attached, the boat icon will
always be displayed as a boat shape. It will not change to a circle when the
boat is stationary.
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Views
Introduction to Navigation
Your trackplotter allows you to mark waypoints and start navigation with the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: For details about chartplotters and navigation, see your control head operations
manual and the Waypoint Management Guide. The manuals are included on the CD
that was included with your control head, or you can download these manuals from
our Web site at humminbird.com.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Depth
Waypoint
Route
Track
DTG:
Distance to
Go to next
Waypoint
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance of
Boat from Route
Next
Waypoint in
the Route
BRG: Bearing to
the next
Waypoint
Water
Temperature
Introduction to Navigation
Speed of
Boat
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Bearing of
Boat with
Respect to
True North
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points.
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 or the Go To menu option (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu).
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 track. A Route Leg is the path between
each waypoint in a route. In color models, the color of each route leg is
displayed as follows:
• Completed Route Leg = Gray
• Current Route Leg = Green
• Future Route Leg = Gold
Tracks consist of a 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. You can clear the Current Track or save it at any time. The
current track represents your actual path so far.
NOTE: The maximum number of waypoints, routes, and tracks may vary due
to your Humminbird® control head model. See your control head operations
manual for details.
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Introduction to Navigation
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your current position as a waypoint: On the Track or Combo view, press
the MENU key to display the X-Press™ Menu. Select Mark, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to save the boat position as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Track or Combo view, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position you want to save
as a waypoint. Then, press the MENU key to display the X-Press™ Menu.
Select Mark, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save the cursor position as a
waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: On the Sonar view, use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a feature in the sonar history. Then
press the MENU key to display the X-Press™ Menu. Select Mark, and press the
RIGHT Cursor 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.
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 Program or Edit the Waypoint Fields).
Display the Waypoints submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice
to display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Waypoints, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the Waypoints submenu.
Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT
your current position, from the Waypoints submenu select Create, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to program the
waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
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Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to edit the waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
To make it easier to select a waypoint to edit, select Sort By and press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:
• Name shows the waypoints alphabetically.
• Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first.
• Distance shows the closest waypoint first.
Program or Edit the waypoint fields: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move from field to field, and use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change the
character in the field.
In the Waypoint Name, Latitude, and Longitude fields, press the UP or
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, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change the
icon used to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Track Views. To exit
these fields, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys or press the EXIT key.
Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm
deletion before the waypoint is permanently deleted.
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Introduction to Navigation
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Track or Combo view, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position or waypoint on the
display. Press the MENU key once to display the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
Select Go To, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will begin
immediately.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the MENU key once to display the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu. Select Go To, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Press the DOWN Cursor key to select a waypoint from the saved waypoints list,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create
a longer multi-segment route.
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together
on a track view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will
shorten and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key to move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor
snaps onto the icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed.
Skip a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to
skip to, navigation will be cancelled.
Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
Navigation and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any created waypoints.
Introduction to Navigation
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
The Waypoint Target shows a target consisting of concentric circles in various
distance ranges centered on the waypoint you choose. The Trolling Grid shows
various distance ranges in grid format from the waypoint you choose. The
trolling grid can be used as a guide when trolling around a waypoint.
Add a Waypoint Target: From the
Waypoints submenu, select Target, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the saved waypoints list. Select a
waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor
key.
Track View with Target
Waypoint
Target
Track View with Grid
Trolling
Grid
Add a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints
submenu, select Grid, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved
waypoints list. Select a waypoint and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. The grid can
also be rotated to any heading by
adjusting the Grid Rotation setting on
the Navigation Main Menu.
Remove the Target or Trolling Grid:
Press the MENU key once, choose
Remove Target or Remove Grid from the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have a target or a grid applied to it at one time.
If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose
its target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the
grid lines on the trolling grid are 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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Introduction to Navigation
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 to it. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but it can be re-named later (see Edit a Saved Track).
Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from
the display and permanently deleted.
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks
Display the Saved Tracks submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice
to display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Saved Tracks, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the Saved Tracks submenu.
Edit a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Edit, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want to
edit, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move between fields. In the Name field, press the UP or 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. To exit the
Name field, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys or press the EXIT key. Select
Save, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save your changes.
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Delete a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Delete, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want
to delete, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the track is permanently deleted.
Hide or display a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Edit, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select a track, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select the Visibility field, and press the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys to select Hidden or Visible. Press the EXIT key to return to
the Saved Tracks submenu.
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Introduction to Navigation
The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main
components of the menu system are as follows:
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power on
sequence to view the Start-Up Options Menu. From the Start-Up
Options Menu, you can choose the following Fishing System Modes:
Normal, Simulator, System Status, and PC Connect.
• X-Press™ Menu: The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most
frequently-used settings, and the options on the X-Press™ Menu
correspond with the current view.
• Main Menu: The Main Menu is a standard set of menu settings which
are organized under the following tabbed headings: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu(s) and the Main Menu options can also be
expanded or simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal (see
Main Menu: User Mode).
When you connect a Humminbird® GPS Receiver or GPS Receiver/Heading
Sensor to the control head, the related navigation menu options will be
added to the menu system.
The Menu System
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Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key during the power on sequence to view the Start-Up
Options Menu, and select one of the modes described on the following pages.
Also, see Power on and Confirm GPS Reception for additional information.
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. If a
functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
To exit Normal operation, power off your Fishing System.
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Start-Up Options Menu
Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before taking your boat
on the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that provides a randomlyupdated display which simulates on the water operation.
Simulator
We recommend going through this
manual while using the Simulator,
since all the menus function and
affect the display in the same way as
they would in Normal operation. Any
menu changes you make will be
saved for later use.
NOTE: It is important to select Simulator
manually from the Start-Up Options
Menu as opposed to letting the Fishing
System enter Simulator automatically
(as it will if a transducer is not connected
and you do nothing during power up).
A message will appear often on the display to indicate Simulator mode.
To exit Simulator, power off your Fishing System.
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
After you select System Status from the Start-Up Options Menu, press the
VIEW key to display the following options:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View
To exit System Status, power off your Fishing System.
Start-Up Options Menu
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Self Test Screen
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.
Accessory Test
Accessory Test lists the accessories
connected to the system.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be
detected only if the paddlewheel has
moved since your Fishing System was
powered up.
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Start-Up Options Menu
GPS Diagnostic View
GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored but not used.
NOTE: The GPS Diagnostic View only appears if the GPS receiver is connected.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Sky Chart
Satellite Being
Monitored
Satellite
Being Used
Current Latitude
and Longitude
Start-Up Options Menu
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PC Connect
(with PC Connect Cable only)
Use PC Connect to update the software of the Fishing System control head.
This feature requires the use of the PC Connect Cable. Complete instructions
are included with the PC Connect Cable accessory.
Exit PC Connect mode by powering off the Fishing System.
NOTE: The PC Connect Cable requires a separate purchase. For more information visit
our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
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Start-Up Options Menu
X-Press™ Menu
X-Press™ Menu
The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to your
most frequently-used settings. The options
provided on the X-Press™ Menu correspond
with the current view. For example, if a Sonar
View is displayed on the screen, and you press
the MENU key once, the Sonar X-Press™ Menu
will display.
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to open the X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight an X-Press™ Menu
option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the menu
setting.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily and the screen will
update if it is affected by your menu setting change, which allows you to see
the effects of your change immediately.
3. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting the User Mode to
Normal or Advanced. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
X-Press™ Menu
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Main Menu
The Main Menu provides the standard set of
menu options, including the settings that are
changed less frequently. The Main Menu is
organized under the following tabs to help you
find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms,
Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and
Accessories.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Main Menu, Normal User Mode
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to highlight a menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a specific menu option
under that tab.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change a menu setting.
• A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll
to additional menu options using the DOWN Cursor key.
• A right or left arrow on a menu option means that you can use the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or see more information.
• Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, 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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Main Menu
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting your Fishing System
User Mode to Normal or Advanced.
Normal Mode is provided for users who want greater simplicity and fewer
menu choices.
Advanced Mode is provided for users who want the highest level of control
over the Fishing System. Several menu settings are added to the Main Menu
when the User Mode is changed to Advanced.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to select User Mode on the Setup main
menu.
4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal or Advanced)
NOTE: Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after
you switch back to Normal Mode.
For example, the Select Readouts menu option is available when the User
Mode is set to Advanced. If you change the Select Readouts settings while
operating in Advanced User mode, the Select Readouts you choose will
continue to display on the screen even if you switch back to Normal User Mode.
Main Menu
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788ci HD
Sonar Tab, Normal Mode
788ci HD
Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode
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Main Menu
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press
the MENU key once while in any of the Sonar
Views to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the Fishing System User Mode to
Advanced or Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode
for details.
NOTE: See your control head operations manual for
information about the standard Sonar X-Press™
menu options.
Sonar X-PressTM Menu
When the Sensor is connected to the trackplotter, the Mark and Cancel
Navigation menu options will be added to the Sonar X-Press™ Menu. See
Introduction to Navigation for more information.
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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Mark
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to mark a waypoint.
Mark allows you to mark the position of a waypoint, either at the current boat
location, or, if the Cursor is active, at the current Cursor location.
Cancel Navigation
(only when navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(Navigation Views only)
The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Bird's
Eye, Chart, Track, or Combo View to access the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently
navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: See your chartplotter operations manual for
information about the standard Navigation
X-Press™ menu options.
Navigation X-PressTM Menu
When the Sensor is connected to the trackplotter, the Navigation X-Press™
Menu will be added to the menu system. See Introduction to Navigation
for more information.
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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Mark
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to mark a waypoint.
Mark allows you to mark the position of a waypoint, either at the current boat
location, or, if the Cursor is active, at the current Cursor location.
Zoom
Settings: In to Out
Zoom allows you to change the scale of the Bird’s Eye, Track, and Combo Views.
Go To
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Go To allows you to start navigation towards a waypoint. If the Cursor is active,
selecting Go To creates a waypoint and starts navigation towards that
waypoint. If the Cursor is not active, the list of saved waypoints will be
displayed. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a waypoint from the list
and start navigation. See Introduction to Navigation for more information.
Waypoint [Name]
(only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint
under your cursor.
The Waypoint Submenu includes the following menu options:
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
Track and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
list of waypoints.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Cursor to Waypoint
(Track or Combo View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and select a
waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved
waypoint so that you can locate it or edit it.
NOTE: This X-Press™ menu option appears only if you have saved waypoints.
Save Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Save Current Track allows you to save the current track on the display. After
the current track is saved, a new current track is started.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the current track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
Clear Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track on the display and
start a new track at the present position.
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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Cancel Navigation
(only when navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Remove Target
(only if a Target is active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu option
will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
Remove Grid
(only if a Grid is active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu option will
only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
Sonar Window
(Combo View only)
Settings: Wide, Medium, Narrow; Default = Medium
Sonar Window sets the size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View. Sonar
Window can only be accessed from the Combo View.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Waypoint [Name]
(most recently-created waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Go To, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently-created waypoint.
NOTE: You must have selected MARK from the X-Press™ Menu at least once since you
last powered up for this menu option to appear.
Waypoint [Name] Submenu
The Waypoint Submenu includes the following menu options:
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 Track
and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint, or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list
of waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
list of waypoints.
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the Main Menu System. The Alarms tab
will be the default selection.
NOTE: When an alarm is triggered, you can silence
it by pressing any key. The alarm will be silenced,
and it will not be triggered again until a new
instance of the alarm condition is detected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the Fishing System User Mode to
Advanced or Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode
for details.
Alarms Menu Tab
NOTE: See your control head operations manual for
information about the standard Alarms tab menu
options.
When the Sensor is connected to the trackplotter, the following menu
options will be added to the Alarms tab: Off Course Alarm, Arrival Alarm, and
Drift Alarm.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Off Course Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m (International
Models only); Default = 300 ft, 100 m
Off Course Alarm allows you to set how far the boat is allowed to move off
course before the Off Course Alarm will sound during navigation.
Off Course
Limits
Arrival Alarm
Circle
Arrival Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m (International
Models only); Default = 150 ft, 50 m
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.
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Drift Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m (International
Models only); Default = Off
Drift Alarm allows you to set the size of a perimeter around the boat’s
anchored position. If the anchored boat drifts outside of that perimeter, the
Drift Alarm will sound.
Drift
Alarm
Circle
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Alarms Menu Tab
Navigation Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu System, then press the RIGHT Cursor key
to select the Navigation tab.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently
navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: For details about chartplotters and navigation,
see your control head operations manual and the
Waypoint Management Guide. The manuals are
included on the CD that was included with your
control head, or you can download these manuals
from our Web site at humminbird.com.
Navigation Menu Tab
When the Sensor is connected to the trackplotter, the Navigation tab will be
added to the menu system. See Introduction to Navigation for more
information.
Navigation Menu Tab
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Current Track
Settings: Save, Clear, Appearance, Stop Tracking
Current Track allows you to view the Current Track submenu. See Introduction
to Navigation: Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks for more information.
The Current Track Submenu includes the following menu options:
Save allows you to save the current track.
Clear allows you to delete 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 the Track Color Range menu setting (see Navigation
Menu Tab: Track Color Range).
• If you choose Hidden, the unit continues to save trackpoints, but
the track will not be displayed on the view.
Stop Tracking clears the current track and the unit will not save
trackpoints. To resume saving the track, select Current Track > Start
Tracking.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Saved Tracks
Settings: Edit, Delete, Default
Saved Tracks allows you to view the Saved Tracks submenu.
The Saved Tracks Submenu includes the following menu options:
Edit allows you to select a previously-saved track and edit its name,
whether it is visible or not, and its appearance.
Delete allows you to delete a track from a list of previously-saved tracks.
Default sets the appearance for all newly-saved tracks.
Waypoints
Settings: Create, Edit, Delete, Cursor To, Go To,
Target, Grid
Waypoints allows you to view the Waypoints submenu.
The Waypoints Submenu includes the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new waypoint and edit it immediately.
The current boat position will be used as the default, but you can set
the coordinates to any valid position. The Icon used to represent the
waypoint in the Track and Combo Views can also be changed.
Edit allows you to choose from a list of previously-saved waypoints,
then edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude), and select the
Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Track and
Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to a waypoint selected
from the list of saved waypoints.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint, or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Navigation Menu Tab
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Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list
of saved waypoints.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
list of saved waypoints.
View Orientation
Settings: North-Up, Head Up, Course-Up; Default =
North-Up
View Orientation allows you to select whether the Track and Combo Views
should be drawn North-Up, Head Up, or Course-Up. The View Orientation
setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View (see Views: View Orientation).
Casting Rings
(Advanced)
Settings: Off to 150 ft, 0 to 50 m; Default = Off
Casting Rings allows you to display a circle around each waypoint on the Track
View. This menu option sets the distance that the Casting Ring will be
displayed from the waypoint. Select Off to hide the Casting Rings.
NOTE: Casting Rings are not applied to decluttered waypoints (see Navigation Menu
Tab: Waypoint Decluttering).
North Reference
Settings: True, Magnetic; Default = True
North Reference allows you to have bearings displayed with one of two
orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Waypoint Proximity Flags
(Advanced)
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Waypoint Proximity Flags allows you to display or hide waypoint flags for the
ten closest waypoints to the boat or active cursor. The flags show the distance
from the boat (or active cursor) to each waypoint.
Waypoint Proximity Flags are also influenced by the zoom level and boat speed.
The flags are only displayed if the track range is less than .5 sm and the boat
is traveling less than 15 mph.
Waypoint Flags and Casting Rings Turned On
Waypoint Flags
(closest to cursor)
Cursor
North-Up Indicator
(See Navigation
Menu Tab)
Waypoint Decluttering
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Waypoint Decluttering allows you to set the declutter feature On or Off. When
two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a Track View,
the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten and the
waypoint icons will change into small blue icons. Select Off to display
waypoints at regular size.
Navigation Menu Tab
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Grid Rotation
Settings: 0° to 89°; Default = 0°
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 Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling
Grid for information.
NOTE: This feature may appear as Trolling Grid Rotation or Grid Rotation, depending
on your model.
Trackpoint Interval
Settings: 1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds,
30 seconds, or 60 seconds; Default = 1 second
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.
Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
During slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min
Distance to small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
Track Min Distance
(Advanced)
Settings: 1 to 300 ft, or 1 to 100 m (International Models
only); Default = 16 ft, 5 m
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track.
Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
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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Navigation Menu Tab
Track Color Range
Settings: 50 to 3000 feet or 20 to 1000 meters
(International Models only); Default = 50 ft, 20 m
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).
Map Datum
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = WGS 84
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the
Fishing System to match those of a paper map.
North-Up Indicator
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
North-Up Indicator allows you to display the North-Up icon on the screen to
indicate the direction of True North. The North-Up Indicator displays the View
Orientation and will change as the orientation and data source change. See
Navigation Menu Tab and Views: View Orientation.
Course Projection Line
Settings: Standard,
Default = Standard
Single
Vector,
COG/SOG;
Course Projection Line displays an arrow or line, 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.
You can choose the style of the Course Projection Line as follows:
• Standard = arrow
• Single Vector = line
• COG/SOG = line with tick marks at set intervals from the boat. The tick
marks are based on the speed calculation.
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Heading Offset
(Advanced, Heading Sensors only)
Settings: –30° to +30°; Default = 0
Use Heading Offset to rotate the zero point of the Heading Sensor. For more
information, see Confirm the Heading Sensor Operation in the Installation
section of this manual.
Heading Line
(Advanced, Heading Sensors only)
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
Heading Line allows you to display or hide the heading line. When it is turned
on, the heading line extends from the bow of the boat icon on-screen.
Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
This menu option should be used with caution!
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks and Waypoints.
Continuous Navigation Mode
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to continue to navigate and fish
around a particular waypoint even if you pass over it multiple times.
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Navigation Menu Tab
GPS Receiver Override
(Advanced)
Settings: Internal, External, Auto; Default = Auto
GPS Receiver Override allows you to set which GPS receiver to use if you have
multiple GPS receivers plugged into the system. These multiple GPS receivers
may be internal, external, or connected via the InterLink™. If you select Auto,
your unit will select a GPS receiver automatically.
NOTE: If only one GPS receiver is plugged into your system, then Auto will be the only
option shown.
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Setup Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is
selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on which
accessories are attached to the unit.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: See your control head operations manual for
information about the standard Setup tab menu
options.
When the Sensor is connected to the
trackplotter, the following menu options will
be added to the Setup tab:
• Units - Distance
• Units - Speed
• Triplog Reset
• Select Readouts: Additional digital
readouts will be available.
• Local Time Zone (Advanced)
• Daylight Saving Time (Advanced)
• Position Format (Advanced)
• Time Format (Advanced, International Only)
• Date Format (Advanced, International Only)
• NMEA Output
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Setup Menu Tab
Units - Distance
Domestic Models: Statute Miles, Nautical Miles,
Default = Statute Miles; International Models:
Meters/Kilometers, Meters/Nautical Miles, Feet/Statute
Miles, Feet/Nautical Miles, Default = Meters/Kilometers
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all distance-related readouts.
Units - Speed
Domestic Models: mph, kts; International Models: kph,
mph, kts; Default = mph/kph
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speed-related readouts.
Triplog Reset
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
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.
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Select Readouts
(Advanced, Sonar View only)
Settings: Various, Default = Off
The
readout
position
on the
screen is
shown in
the Select
Readouts
Window.
Select Readouts
Select Readouts allows you to select the
information that will be displayed in each data
window of the Sonar View. To leave the data
window blank, select Off.
Data windows display readouts from
connected equipment. When the Sensor is
connected to the trackplotter, the following
digital readouts will be available:
• Course
• Temperature
• Navigation
• Time
• Position
• Time + Date
• Speed
• Timer
• TTG (Time to Go to
the next Waypoint)
• Triplog
• Voltage
• Heading
(Heading Sensors only)
• Pitch and Roll
(Heading Sensors only)
The location and availability of the digital readouts vary by model. Some
views have fixed readouts. Also the digital readouts may change with the
selected view, attached accessories, and whether or not the control head is
navigating. See your control head operations manual for details.
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Setup Menu Tab
Sonar View with Digital Readouts (1198c SI)
Depth
(Transducer
Required)
Position
(GPS required)
Speed
(GPS Required)
Course
(GPS Required)
Heading
(Heading Sensor
Required)
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern
Standard Time
Local Time Zone selects your time zone in reference to the time reported by the
GPS receiver when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
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Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight
Saving Time when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
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.
Position Format
(Advanced)
Settings: dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss";
Default = dd°mm.mmm'
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position display.
Time Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings: 12 hour, 24 hour; Default = 12 hour
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. Time Format selects a
12 hour or 24 hour format for the time of day displayed when Time + Date is
selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts).
Date Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings:
mm/dd/yy,
Default = mm/dd/yy
dd.mm.yy,
yy.mm.dd;
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. Date Format selects the
format for the date display when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout
on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
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Setup Menu Tab
NMEA Output
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
NMEA Output turns the NMEA* output on or off. NMEA Output should be
turned On if you connect the NMEA Output wires of the GPS receiver cable to
another NMEA-compatible device, such as an autopilot.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
NOTE: A separate purchase of accessory AS-HHGPS may be required for the NMEA
output function.
NOTE: The menu option in your Fishing System will be called NMEA 0183 Output or
NMEA Output.
The following NMEA sentences are output when NMEA Output is turned On:
DPT- Depth
MTW - Water Temperature
GLL - Lat/Lon Position
GGA - GPS Fix Data
HDG - Heading, Deviation, and Variation (Heading Sensors only)
HDM - Heading, Magnetic (Heading Sensors only)
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output when
NMEA Output is turned On:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
HDG - Heading, Deviation, and Variation (Heading Sensors only)
HDM - Heading, Magnetic (Heading Sensors only)
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
Setup Menu Tab
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center, please read
the following section. Taking the time to review these troubleshooting
guidelines may allow you to solve a performance problem yourself, and
therefore avoid sending your unit back for repair.
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up
If your Fishing System doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also
comes with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
• the power cable is properly connected to the Fishing System control head,
• the power cable is wired correctly, with red to positive battery terminal
and black to negative terminal or ground,
• the fuse is operational, and
• the battery voltage of the power connector is at least 10 Volts.
Correct any known problems, including removing corrosion from the battery
terminals or wiring, or actually replacing the battery if necessary.
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started Fishing
System to go into Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power
up the Fishing System, it goes into Simulator mode automatically, even though
a transducer is already connected, this means that the control head is not
detecting the transducer. Perform the following troubleshooting tasks:
• Using the Installation Guide that also comes with your Fishing System,
check to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to
the Fishing System. Reconnect if necessary, and power up the Fishing
System again to see if this fixes the problem.
• Replace the non-functioning transducer with a known good transducer
if available and power up the control head again.
• Check the transducer cable. Replace the transducer if the cable is
damaged or corroded.
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Troubleshooting
Display Problems
There are several main conditions or sources of possible interference that may
cause problems with the quality of the information displayed on the control
head. Look in the following table for some symptoms of display problems and
possible solutions:
Problem
Possible Cause
The control head loses
power at high speeds.
If the power output of your boat’s engine is unregulated,
the control head may be protecting itself using its overvoltage protection feature. Make sure the input voltage
does not exceed 20 Volts.
When the boat moves
at higher speeds, the
bottom disappears or
suddenly weakens, or
the display contains
gaps.
The transducer position may need to be adjusted. A mix of
air and water flowing around the transducer (cavitation)
may be interfering with the interpretation of sonar data. See
your Installation Guide for suggestions on adjusting the
transducer position.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar readings
seem weak or faulty.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not
positioned correctly (i.e. mounted at an angle, not straight
down), or there is some kind of mechanical interference,
either because it is mounted inside a hull that is too thick for
proper sonar transmission, the bond between the
transducer and the hull is not airtight, or because the
transducer is dirty. Check with your Installation Guide for
guidance on re-positioning the transducer, and make sure
the transducer is clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of
signal transmission.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds,
and high sensitivity readings. One or more of the following sources can cause
noise or interference:
Possible Source of Noise
Isolation
Other electronic devices
Turn off any nearby electronic devices to see
if the problem goes away, then turn them on
one at a time to see if the noise re-appears.
The boat’s engine
To determine whether the boat’s engine is
the source of the noise, increase the RPMs
while the boat is in neutral and stationary to
see if the noise increases proportionately; if
noise appears when you rev the engine, the
problem could be the spark plugs, alternator,
or tachometer wiring. Replace the spark
plugs with resistor plugs, install an alternator
filter, or route the control head power and
transducer cables away from the engine
wiring.
Cavitation from the boat’s
propeller
Turbulence created by the propeller can
cause noise; make sure the transducer is
mounted at least 15” (38 cm) from the
propeller, and that the water flows smoothly
over the face of the transducer at all times.
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Troubleshooting
GPS & Navigation Glossary
Acquisition Time The length of time that a GPS receiver typically takes to determine
a position from at least three satellites. Humminbird® GPS receivers provide very fast
acquisition times (under one minute), permitting users to get out on the water faster.
Altitude The height measurement above sea level. Altitude is a measurement that can
be provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG) The direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from North
(i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
Chartplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position on a Map, along with
Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes. All Chartplotters are also considered Trackplotters.
Cold Start The procedure that a GPS receiver must perform when it does not have
historical information regarding its current location. This procedure typically lasts for
several minutes, and may be experienced upon first power up of the receiver, or if the
receiver has been moved a great distance.
Course Over Ground (COG) 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.
Cross Track Error (XTE) The straight-line distance of the boat from the intended Track.
XTE measures how far the boat is off course and also triggers the Off Course Alarm. See
Track.
Differential GPS (DGPS) A system used to improve the position accuracy of the
Department of Defense GPS through the use of secondary “correction signals” broadcast
from ground stations around the coastal United States and on some inland waterways.
These correction signals are provided by the USCG and received by an auxiliary
Differential Beacon Receiver (DBR) that connects to the GPS receiver. The advent of
WAAS has largely negated the need for the added expense of a DBR in the United States.
Distance To Go 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.
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Estimated Position Error (EPE) A calculation that indicates the potential position
inaccuracy the user may experience due to a variety of GPS factors which include satellite
position in the sky, signal strength, and others factors.
Fix Type Indicates whether the GPS receiver is providing 2D fix or 3D fix. A 2D fix
requires only three satellites and provides only latitude and longitude. A 3D fix requires
four or more satellites, and provides latitude, longitude, and altitude.
GPS (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. See How GPS Works.
Heading 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.
Map Datum Refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that was referenced
when creating a chart (i.e. WGS84). It is important to select the correct Map Datum
setting in your fishfinder when comparing GPS position to a paper chart to avoid slight
position inaccuracies. Almost all electronic charts use the WGS84 Map Datum and
therefore, they do not require setting changes.
MMC (Multi Media Card) An MMC is a postage stamp-sized 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. MMC
is the same format that many digital cameras use. See SD.
North, Magnetic The principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is 000°).
Magnetic North relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a metal pointer generally
towards True North. However, due to local variations in the earth’s magnetic field around
the globe, the difference between True North and Magnetic North can be greater than
10°. See True North.
North, True 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.
See Magnetic North.
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Glossary
Present Position The current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS. The
Present Position is indicated on-screen by a directional boat icon if the boat is moving or
a round symbol if the boat is stationary.
Route A 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.
SD (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 (SA) A GPS system “feature” that can be implemented by the
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to degrade the accuracy of GPS positioning
information. With SA active, the GPS is accurate to within 100 meters 95% of the time.
With SA inactive, the GPS is accurate to within 45 meters 95% of the time. Currently, SA
is inactive and the consumer can enjoy the greater precision GPS provides; however, the
DoD reserves the right to activate SA at any time.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) The measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance and the speed measurement provided by GPS. An alternate, Speed Through
Water, is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is the measurement of the flow past the
boat, which may vary depending on current speed and direction. Speed Over Ground is
optimal for navigation because accurate destination times can be derived from this
measurement. Humminbird® products allow for input and display of both speed
measurements.
Time To Go (TTG) The estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint. TTG
is calculated using the SOG and DTG. See SOG and DTG.
Track 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
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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.
Track Line (TRK) The planned line of travel between two waypoints, and it 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.
Trackplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position, along with Track,
Waypoint, and Routes, but NO MAP in the background. See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid 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.
UTC (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)).
WAAS (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).
Waypoint The saved location (latitude, longitude) of a point of interest that is stored in
a GPS receiver’s memory. This can include a marker buoy, dock, fishing hole, or anywhere
else the user may want to return to. Humminbird® products offer the ability to name and
assign a symbol to the saved location. Depth, Date, and Time of Day when the waypoint
was created is also saved.
Waypoint Target A Humminbird® feature that displays a precise “bull’s eye” around a
selected waypoint. This bull’s eye is used to easily monitor boat position relative to a
waypoint, and is useful for fishing over submerged structure. With Waypoint Targets, a
quick look at the screen lets you know how far off the waypoint the boat has drifted.
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