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    Distributed by Any reference to Raytheon or RTN in this manual should be interpreted as Raymarine. The names Raytheon and RTN are owned by the Raytheon Company.

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    SL72 and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar and Radar/Chartplotter Owner’s Handbook Document number: 81204_1 Date:18th January 2002...

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    It is the user’s responsibility to exercise common prudence and navigational judgements. This radar unit should not be relied upon as a substitute for such prudence and judgement. Raymarine products are supported by a network of Authorized Service Representatives.

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    Pathfinder is a trademark of Raymarine Ltd. This product contains technology provided under license by Acorn Group plc. The copyright of this intellectual property is acknowledged by Raymarine Ltd, as are Acorn’s trademarks and patents. Acorn’s world wide web address is http://www.acorn.com.

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    Warranty To register your SL72/SL72RC PLUS ownership, please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found at the end of this handbook. It is very important that you complete the owner information and return the card to the factory in order to receive full warranty benefits.

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    Sheet 1 of 2 Anchorage Park Portsmouth Hampshire England P03 5TD Raymarine 2D – 2kW (8-Pulse Width), 18" Radome Scanner Unit M92650, from S/n 1112000 'PLUS' Displays - details given on Sheet 2 EN 60945 : 1997 EN 60945 : 1997...

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    Declaration of Conformity – Schedule of Ancillary Equipment and Radar Systems The following Raymarine Display Units are combined with the Raymarine 2D – 2kW (8-Pulse Width), 18" Radome Scanner Unit (transceiver) listed on Sheet 1 to form the operational radar systems given below. Details...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents - SL72 and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar and Radar/Chartplotter Preface ... 1.iii Warranty ... 1.iii EMC Conformance ... 1.iii Chapter 1: Overview ...1.1 1.1 Introduction ... 1.1 General ... 1.3 Features ... 1.4 Operating Modes ... 1.4 Heading and Position Data ... 1.5 1.2 The Pathfinder Radar Display ...

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    Place and Goto a Waypoint ... 2.24 Make and Follow a Route ... 2.26 Review Your Passage Plan ... 2.28 Displaying the Radar and Synchronizing Radar & Chart ... 2.30 Chapter 3: Standard Radar Operations ...3.1 3.1 Introduction ... 3.1 3.2 Range Control ...

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    4.3 Using Marks ... 4.4 4.4 Man Overboard (MOB) ... 4.5 4.5 Cursor Echo ... 4.6 Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ...5.1 5.1 Introduction ... 5.1 5.2 Using Chart Cards ... 5.2 Inserting a Chart Card ... 5.2 Removing a Chart Card ...

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    5.6 Transferring Waypoints and Routes ... 5.35 5.7 Using Tracks ... 5.38 Setting Up a Track ... 5.39 Clearing the Current Track ... 5.40 Managing Tracks ... 5.40 SmartRoute ... 5.42 Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ...6.1 6.1 Introduction ...

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    GPS SOG/COG Filter - SL72RC PLUS only ... 7.10 Compass Set Up - SL72RC PLUS only ... 7.10 Language ... 7.10 Simulator ...7.11 7.4 Radar Set Up Parameters ... 7.12 EBL Display ... 7.12 Timed Transmission Option ... 7.13 Marks Options ... 7.13 Custom Scale ...

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    8.9 System Connections ... 8.21 Display Unit Connection ... 8.22 Scanner Connection ... 8.23 8.10 Radar System Tests and Post Installation Alignment ... 8.25 System Check ... 8.25 Switch On and Initial Setup ... 8.25 Radar System Checks and Adjustments ... 8.26 EMC Conformance ...

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    Worldwide Support ... 9.6 Appendix A: Specification ... A.1 2D 18" Radome Scanner Unit ...A.1 SL72 PLUS and SL72RC PLUS 7" Displays ...A.3 Appendix B: Using the Auxiliary Junction Box ... B.1 Raystar 112, 105, Apelco 182 and 182XT ...B.2 Raystar 120 WAAS Satellite Differential Receiver ...B.6...

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    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 18: Introduction, Chapter 1: Overview, Introduction

    Chapter 1: Overview Chapter 1: Overview 1.1 Introduction This handbook describes the Raymarine SL72 PLUS Pathfinder Radar and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar/Chartplotter system. It gives details for installation, operation and maintenance of the systems. Note: Many illustrations in this handbook show example screens. The screen you see on your display depends on your system configuration and set up op- tions, so it may differ from the illustration.

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    GPS. Chapter 7 provides instructions for setting up your system to suit your preferences. You should read this chapter to determine how to set up the radar system defaults. Chapter 8 provides planning considerations and detailed instructions for installing the display unit and scanner.

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    Chapter 8. Scanner The SL72 PLUS and SL72RC PLUS are supplied with an 18", 2 kW (2D) scanner unit which illuminates targets with microwave energy and then collects the returns from those targets. The scanner includes a sensitive low- noise front end receiver, and a variety of clutter attenuation controls to maintain target resolution.

  • Page 21: Features, Operating Modes

    Operating Modes On an SL72 PLUS you can view full screen radar; on an SL72RC PLUS you can view a full screen radar, chart or data log.You can also set Windows On to split the display into two half-screen windows to show supplementary data or, on a combined display unit, display radar and chart simultaneously.

  • Page 22: Heading And Position Data

    SL72 PLUS SL72RC PLUS Half -Screen Window Options • Radar Display, Chart Display: If data is available as a function of the combined display unit it can be displayed full screen or in a half screen window. • CDI: This gives the Course Deviation Indicator graphical display, with data relating to the target waypoint (if available on SeaTalk).

  • Page 23: The Pathfinder Radar Display, Pathfinder Radar Options

    1.2 The Pathfinder Radar Display When a scanner is connected and the radar is in Transmit mode, the radar picture provides a map-like representation of the area in which the radar is operating. Typically, your ship’s position is at the centre of the display, and its dead ahead bearing is indicated by a vertical heading line, known as the Ship’s...

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    Selected range, Range rings in nautical miles (on/off) Range ring interval Not displayed if range rings are off Figure 1-2: Radar Display Features H-UP TARGETS SCREEN Current heading if heading data available, displayed when function set on: or Course Over Ground.

  • Page 25: Radar Functions

    120@T Figure 1-3: Typical Radar Picture Radar Functions The SL72 and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radars include the following functions: • Choice of range scales from • Automatic and manual control of tuning, gain and sea clutter. • Two Variable Range Markers (VRMs) and Electronic Bearing Lines (EBLs), allowing target range and bearing measurements.

  • Page 26: The Chartplotter Display - Sl72rc Plus Only

    Several functions are available to control the display as follows: • Zoom in/out and Pan the Display • Offset the Chart or Center the Chart around the Vessel • Synchronize the Chart and Radar (if radar data is available) Operation of these functions is described in Chapter 2.

  • Page 27: Chartplotter Display Options

    This menu allows you to switch features On, Off, or control them using the CUSTOM soft key. The factory default settings for the Custom chart options are as follows: SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Status Bar Vessel Position...

  • Page 28: Chartplotter Functions

    ON : Chart text, chart boundaries, depth contours, navigation marks and land features. OFF : Caution and routing data. CUSTOM : Spot sounding, light sectors, marine features. Note: The factory default for the CUSTOM settings is ON. Icons are displayed in detail, depth shading limit is 10 m and depth contour display is 0-100 m.

  • Page 29: Operating Controls, Trackpad And Cursor

    1.4 Operating Controls You operate the radar system using a variety of controls: • A trackpad providing up, down, left, right and diagonal control of an on screen cursor. • Eleven dedicated (labeled) control keys. • Four soft keys with labels displayed on the screen.

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    • Select a position on the screen. • Select an item, e.g.guard zone on the display. • Select an area of the radar image to zoom into. Moving the Cursor You can press on any of the four sections of the trackpad to move the cursor in that direction (up, down, left or right), or press two sections at the same time to move diagonally.

  • Page 31: Dedicated Keys, Soft Keys

    The default soft keys (illustrated below) are displayed until you press a key, or select an item on the screen; the soft keys associated with the action are then displayed. Feature Radar/Chart (SL72RC PLUS only) Vessel’s position Chart...

  • Page 32: Pop-up Menus

    Figure 1-6: Typical Pop-up Menu You use the trackpad to select an option from the menu, then use the appropriate soft key to set the option. For example, you can toggle TIMED TRANSMIT on/off. RADAR SET UP MENU D4152-1 D3649-2...

  • Page 33: Database Lists

    Database Lists The waypoints, routes and tracks that you create on the SL72RC PLUS chartplotter are stored in database lists. You can view these lists and select items for editing. WAYPOINT LIST POSITION BRG _186° ---° Figure 1-7: Typical Database List As with pop-up menus, when a database list is on-screen, a set of associated soft keys is also displayed;...

  • Page 34: Conventions Used, Introduction, Simulator

    This chapter provides information and instructions to get you started using the SL72 or SL72RC PLUS display. It will help you to become familiar with the display and the functions of the controls before you start using the unit. More detailed information on operating the radar display is provided in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.

  • Page 35: Switching The Display On And Off

    ➤ To switch the display on, press and hold the POWER key until the unit beeps. If the unit was last used in Radar mode, the keys light up, the display shows the Pathfinder graphic, followed by the start-up information illustrated below, and the radar starts the magnetron warm-up sequence.

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    ➤ To use Scanner off mode: 1. Ensure that the radar is in Standby mode, warming up, or displaying a mes- sage that radar data is not available. 2. Press the CLEAR key. The message STANDBY. RADAR DATA NOT AVAILABLE appears in the radar picture.

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    Switch On - Chart Mode Switch Off ➤ To switch the scanner and display unit off, press and hold the POWER key for three seconds. A countdown timer is displayed as shown below: SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4277-2...

  • Page 38: Simulator Mode

    Note: Switch the display unit off before you remove the power cord. Note: You do not need to change to Standby mode before turning off the dis- play: if you turn the radar display off while it is in Transmit mode, the scanner is also de-activated.

  • Page 39: Changing The Lighting And Contrast

    Contrast set < 30% restored to 30% Contrast set > 70 % restored to 70% SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D3935-3...

  • Page 40: Controlling The Display, Selecting The Mode Of Operation

    The remainder of this section describes how to select the mode of operation and switch half-screen windows on/off. The following sections describe how to set up the display for the Radar and for the Chart. The controls are summarized in the fold-out illustration on pages 2-11 and 2-12.

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    If you press DISPLAY again, the pop-up and soft keys for the current mode are shown. Selecting a Half-Screen Window for Display Note: Windows can only be used with Radar or Chart screens, they are not available on the data log screen. ➤ To select a window for display: 1.

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    Switching Control Between Radar & Chart Screens (SL72RC PLUS) In a combined or an integrated system, to switch control between radar and chart, you can change the full-screen mode using the DISPLAY key. Alternatively, when you have both radar and chart displayed in half-screen windows the soft key RDR CHRT lets you toggle operating control between the radar and the chart window.

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    2-10 CDI Window Navdata Window Figure 2-6: Radar Half-Screen Window Options SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter BDI Window Chart Window D4150-1...

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    DISPLAY Controls display mode and windows. - Press for display mode and soft keys display. - Press again to toggle through display modes, and ENTER - Press and hold for 2 seconds for full page radar display. WINDOWS SELECT ZOOM...

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    POWER Press and hold until unit beeps to turn on display. Press for 3 seconds to turn off display. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter DISPLAY Controls display mode and windows. - Press for display mode and soft keys display.

  • Page 46: Customizing The Screen Presentation Options

    Switching Radar Range Rings or Chart Grid On and Off The radar range rings can be turned on or off. They are normally left on, but you may wish to turn them off if you are using VRM/EBLs or guard zones (see Section 3.4 and Section 3.5) to make the display clearer.

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    The waypoint may have been generated locally on the chartplotter, or received via the SeaTalk or NMEA interface. Note: If you use the GOTO CURSOR function, the active cursor is displayed as a lollipop symbol on the radar. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

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    2. Press the WAYPOINT soft key to toggle the setting ON . To return to the default soft key display, press ENTER . The standard radar picture is displayed again, with the active waypoint joined to your vessel’s position by a dotted line. If the waypoint is off-screen, the dotted line is extended to the edge of the radar picture.

  • Page 49: Radar Display Control Functions, Using The Zoom Function

    • Momentarily hide the ship’s heading marker (SHM). Using the Zoom Function If you wish to see a section of the radar picture in more detail, you can use the Zoom function to magnify the selected area to twice its size. The enlarged area is displayed in a quarter-screen Zoom Window in the lower right corner of the screen.

  • Page 50: Offsetting The Center

    Chapter 2: Getting Started & Adjusting the Display ➤ To move the enlarged area in view in the window: 1. Move the cursor over the edge of the zoom box in the original radar picture, until the letters ZMB appear under the cursor.

  • Page 51: Hiding The Ship's Heading Marker (shm)

    Radar Display with an Offset Center ➤ To return the center of the radar picture to the center of the screen, repeat step 1 and then press the CLEAR key. The center is always reset to the center of the display when you turn on the Radar display.

  • Page 52: Chart Display Control Functions (sl72rc Plus Only), Moving Around The Chart

    Chapter 2: Getting Started & Adjusting the Display 2.5 Chart Display Control Functions (SL72RC PLUS only) Moving Around the Chart You will normally operate the chartplotter with the chart showing your vessel’s current location. The default orientation is North-Up, and the vessel moves across the screen.

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    If you have a combined radar/chartplotter display, with chart and radar windows on and you have selected Radar/Chart Synch in Chart Set Up (Section 7.6, Chart Set Up Parameters - SL72RC PLUS only), FIND SHIP can SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4278-1 D4160-1...

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    When you press FIND SHIP the following occur: • The chart is redrawn so that its center position matches that of the radar dis- play. • The radar is redrawn to the scale and heading mode of the chart.

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    Figure 2-11: Chart Boundaries 4. When no further chart detail is available, as you press the bottom of the RANGE key, the effect depends on whether Plotter Mode is on or off as follows: SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4279-1...

  • Page 56: Typical Chart Scenarios (sl72rc Plus Only)

    • Review the Passage Plan View Route Information Change the SOG, Hours and ETA. • Displaying the Radar Image and Synchronizing Radar & Chart Changing the Full-Screen Mode & Selecting Half-Screen Windows Radar and Chart Synchronization (Find Ship) Cursor Echo...

  • Page 57: Place And Goto A Waypoint

    2-24 Place and Goto a Waypoint SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter 1. Press MARKS 2. Position Cursor as required Press the soft key Press the soft key to go to the waypoint selected by the cursor. D4267-1...

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    Chapter 2: Getting Started & Adjusting the Display The vessel navigates towards the target waypoint See: 5.3 Working wth Waypoints Go to an individual Target Point, page 5-26. D4267-2a 2-25...

  • Page 59: Make And Follow A Route

    2-26 Make and Follow a Route SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Press the soft key Press the soft key 1. Position Cursor - in this example over an existing waypoint 2. Press the soft key Position Cursor for next waypoint, then press soft key.

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    Chapter 2: Getting Started & Adjusting the Display Press the soft key. The route becomes the current route. Press the soft key Press the soft key The vessel starts to navigate to the first (target) waypoint in the route. See: 5.4 Working wth routes, Follow a route, page 5-24.

  • Page 61: Review Your Passage Plan

    2-28 Review Your Passage Plan SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Press the soft key Press the soft key Press the soft key 1. Use the trackpad to move selection bar over required route. 2. Press the soft key Time defaults to ETA - and assumes the current time is the start time.

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    Chapter 2: Getting Started & Adjusting the Display See: Displaying Route Information page 5-18. Change the TIME to HOURS - the display indicates it will take 32 minutes to reach the destination. You can change the PLANNED SOG; the display updates to indicate TIME required at the planned speed.

  • Page 63: Displaying The Radar And Synchronizing Radar & Chart

    2-30 Displaying the Radar and Synchronizing Radar & Chart SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter 1. Press DISPLAY -- then press twice more to select RADAR. 2. Press the soft keys to set windows ON. The Chart window is the default selection.

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    3. Press ENTER twice. Press the soft key. Press the soft key to synchronise the chart & radar images. The radar and chart windows are synchronised and the cursor is 'homed' on the vessel Move the chart cursor - - you can see chart cursor move on the radar screen.

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    2-32 SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 66: Chapter 3: Standard Radar Operations, Introduction

    Chapter 6 for information on charting operations. You can use this chapter with the radar display set to simulator mode, or on the water after you have installed and set up your SL72 or SL72RC PLUS system. This chapter covers the following topics: •...

  • Page 67: Range Control, Changing The Range

    The radar picture can be viewed at various scales. The shortest range scale gives a maximum range of to the top of the radar picture. The longest range scale gives a maximum range of 24 nautical miles. • The long range scales provide the best overview of your vessel’s relation- ship to land masses, weather fronts and large ship targets in or beyond view.

  • Page 68: Determining Actual Radar Range

    The number of range rings shown in the table is the number to the selected range. Additional range rings are displayed to the edge of the radar picture, at the standard ring interval for the current range, and are visible when the centre is offset.

  • Page 69: Interpreting And Adjusting The Radar Picture

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Note: The ranges shown in the table are theoretical maximum ranges. The ra- dar horizon is greater than the optical horizon, but the radar can only detect targets if a large enough target is above the radar horizon.

  • Page 70: Identifying False Echo Returns

    Side lobes have no effect on distant or small surface objects. However, the echo from a large object at short range may produce an arc on the radar screen similar to a range ring or a series of echoes forming a broken arc. Side-lobe echoes normally occur at ranges below 3nm, and can be reduced by adjusting the SEA control.

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    There may also be multiple echoes which extend behind the obstruction. This should be avoided by careful selection of the scanner site prior to installation (Chapter 8). SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter True echo Mast...

  • Page 72: Adjusting Gain, Sea Clutter, Rain Clutter And Tune

    If you change the settings, the new GAIN , SEA and TUNE modes (auto or manual) and values remain set even when you turn the radar off and on again; Rain and FTC are reset to Off at power-on. The status bar indicates which controls are switched to Auto or On, as shown in Figure 3-6.

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    On long range settings, the gain should be set to give a slight speckle in the background of the radar picture. Do not set the gain too low, or you may miss small or weak targets.

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    Chapter 3: Standard Radar Operations Sea Clutter Control Radar returns from waves around your vessel can clutter the centre of the radar picture (see Figure 3-7, making it difficult to detect real targets. Such sea clutter usually appears as multiple echoes on the display at short range scales, and the echoes are not repetitive or consistent in position.

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    3-10 Rain Clutter Control, using RAIN and FTC The radar can see echoes from rain or snow. Returns from storm areas and rain squalls consist of countless small echoes that continuously change size, intensity, and position. These returns, shown in Figure 3-8sometimes appear as large hazy areas, depending on the intensity of the rainfall or snow in the storm cell.

  • Page 76: Changing The Targets Display

    Chapter 3: Standard Radar Operations Changing the Targets Display The Pathfinder PLUS Radar allows you to improve target visibility by changing the following: • Interference rejection • Target expansion • Target wakes These parameters are accessed from the default soft key TARGETS .

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    3-12 SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Interference Rejection Mutual radar interference is likely when two or more radar-equipped vessels are operating within range of each other. This usually appears as a series of small dots moving to and from the display center in a straight line or a long, sweeping curve.

  • Page 78: Measuring Range And Bearing Using Vrm/ebls

    A standard VRM is displayed as a circle with its centre on your vessel’s position, and it’s EBL is displayed as a line from the origin to the edge of the radar picture display. However, each pair can be floated, so that the origin can be moved.

  • Page 79: Measuring Range And Bearing To Target From Vessel

    • Measure the bearing of a target or point from your vessel’s position, using an EBL • Measure the range and bearing between any two points on the radar, using the FLOAT function Note: An alternative method of measuring range and bearing is to use the cur-...

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    2. Press the soft key for the VRM/EBL you require, to toggle the setting from OFF to ON . The soft key labels are cleared, and the radar picture shows the VRM/EBL and its associated data box. 3. Position the EBL/VRM using the trackpad, and press ENTER to drop it.

  • Page 81: Measuring Range And Bearing Between Targets (float)

    VRMs and EBLs independently. Measuring Range and Bearing Between Targets (FLOAT) You can measure the range and bearing between any two points on the radar, such as two targets, using the Pathfinder Plus Radar’s Float function. This allows you to move the origin of a VRM/EBL away from your vessel’s...

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    6. Press ENTER to drop the VRM/EBL in its new position, or CLEAR to aban- don the operation and return the VRM/EBL to its previous position. The radar shows the VRM/EBL as a short-dashed line (VRM/EBL1) or a long-dashed line (VRM/EBL2), and the cursor returns to normal control.

  • Page 83: Controlling Vrm/ebl Data Boxes

    Note: VRM/EBL data boxes are not affected by the setting of the DATABOXES soft key accessed using the SCREEN default soft key. This only controls the set of data boxes available for integrated systems (see Chapter 2). SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 84: Setting Guard Zones And Alarms

    Chapter 3: Standard Radar Operations 3.5 Setting Guard Zones and Alarms The Pathfinder Plus Radar display allows you to set up one or two guard zones, using the ALARMS key. You can set up sector zones or 360° (circular) zones as shown in Figure 3-13.

  • Page 85: Placing A Guard Zone

    Cursor text in inverse video Zone as solid line Indicate cursor control of guard zone Figure 3-14: Placing a Guard Zone SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Sector Zone Ship's Heading Marker Move cursor D3791-2 Circular Zone...

  • Page 86: Moving, Reshaping Or Deleting A Guard Zone

    5. Press ENTER again to drop the corner or side in its new position, or CLEAR to abandon the operation and return it to its previous position The radar shows the zone boundary as a short-dashed line (Zone 1) or a long-dashed line (Zone 2), and the cursor returns to normal control.

  • Page 87: Controlling Guard Zone Alarms

    5. The higher the setting, the more sensitive the alarm, and the smaller the tar- get density required to set it off. 6. Press ENTER to clear the slider display. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D3935-3...

  • Page 88: Chapter 4: Integrated Radar Operations

    (MOB) function. You can use this chapter with the radar display set to simulator mode, or on the water after you have installed and set up your SL72 or SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar system. In order to use these functions, you need the following additional data from...

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    A map-like image is thus displayed, with all moving vessels travelling in true perspective to each other and to fixed land masses. As your ship’s position approaches the edge of the screen, the radar display is automatically reset to reveal the area ahead of your ship. You can manually reset your ship’s position at any time by pressing the TRUE REL soft key twice.

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    ➤ To change the heading and motion mode: 1. Press the HDG MODE default soft key. 2. Press the soft key corresponding to the mode you require. The radar picture changes to the selected mode. 3. Press ENTER to clear the heading mode soft keys. The current orientation is indicated in the status bar.

  • Page 91: Using Marks

    Marks are stored with their latitude, longitude and symbol; the information is retained when the radar is turned off. Up to 100 marks can be stored in each display unit. Note: When you use the MARKS key to access the Marks function, simply MARKS press the key momentarily and release it.

  • Page 92: Man Overboard (mob)

    ➤ To initiate the MOB procedure, press and hold the MARKS key for two MARKS seconds. The Pathfinder Plus Radar then performs all the following tasks automatically: • Marks the current position with a MOB • The MOB waypoint replaces any current active waypoint and route.

  • Page 93: Cursor Echo

    ( RDR or CHT ) to indicate its origin. This means that you could move the cursor over a target on the radar display, and check the identity of the target by looking at the radar cursor position on the chartplotter.

  • Page 94: Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (sl72rc Plus Only), Introduction

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) 5.1 Introduction This chapter explains how to use the chart functions to navigate with your SL72RC PLUS display. It covers the following topics: • Using chart cards. •...

  • Page 95: Using Chart Cards, Inserting A Chart Card

    The card will be held in place by the pegs. 5. Close the card cover until it clicks shut, to prevent water entering the dis- play unit. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 96: Removing A Chart Card, Displaying The Chart Data

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Figure 5-1: Removing the Chart Card Removing a Chart Card We recommend that before you remove a chart cartridge, you ensure the chart is not being used on any other display unit. Removing a chart cartridge whilst a display unit is accessing the chart may cause an operational error.

  • Page 97: Displaying Object Information

    ➤ To obtain chart source data, move the cursor so that is not over a symbol, then press ENTER . An object information pop-up is displayed, providing source information for the selected land or depth area. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4260-1...

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    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Port Area At large chart scales port area information is indicated by the symbol . An object information pop-up provides the name of the marina or port and a list of the facilities available. Where available, details for each facility can be displayed.

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    SET DATE ; to change date, use the trackpad to move the cursor left/right to select the character and up/down to increase/decrease the value. The graph and tide data will be updated accordingly. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 D4270-1...

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    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Nearest ➤ To obtain the information for the nearest port facility: 1. Move the cursor to the required position – this can be anywhere on the chart and may be over an object – then press ENTER to display the object information pop-up.

  • Page 101: Working With Waypoints, Introduction

    You can place waypoints, using simulator mode, before you install the chartplotter on your vessel. Note: Radar marks may also be displayed on the screen; these are screen an- notations - you cannot GOTO marks, nor include them in routes.

  • Page 102: Placing A Waypoint

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) • Moving a Waypoint At the end is a section about using the ST60/80 Navigator Keypad to select, edit, and name your waypoints. Placing a Waypoint The scenario Place and Goto a Waypoint on page 2-24 provides a simple example of how to place a waypoint.

  • Page 103

    Loran TDs in the Waypoint List, you can subsequently only edit the position as Lat/Long coordinates. TD entries in the Waypoint List are shown only for those waypoints which were entered as TDs. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter WAYPOINT LIST RNG _21.0nm...

  • Page 104

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) WPT POSITION (LORAN TDs) 3. Edit the Loran parameters as required, using: i. The CHAIN soft key, which enables selection of both the Chain and it’s Slave: WPT POSITION (LORAN TDs) ii. The ASF1/ASF2 soft key, which presents two soft keys for editing ASF 1 and ASF 2 parameters independently : iii.

  • Page 105: Selecting A Waypoint, Waypoint Data Display

    The waypoint data box is displayed, this indicates waypoint number/name, bearing and range (or latitude and longitude if selected in system set up). D4250-1 While the cursor is over the waypoint, the waypoint soft keys are displayed. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4163-1...

  • Page 106: Editing The Waypoint Details

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ➤ To remove the waypoint data box and soft keys either: Move the cursor away from the waypoint, or press CLEAR . ➤ To display the waypoint details from the waypoint list: Select the waypoint in the list as described above.

  • Page 107: Erasing A Waypoint, Moving A Waypoint

    You can move any waypoint except the target waypoint (the waypoint you are following). You can use the Waypoint soft keys and cursor to move the selected waypoint, or you can edit the waypoint position. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 108: Using The St60 Or St80 Navigator Keypad

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) CAUTION: Take care when editing waypoints as it is possible to move waypoints that are used in routes stored in the Route Database. In such instances, the stored route will include the waypoint in its new ➤...

  • Page 109

    (. , - / ‘ & ). The ins key functions the same as the ENTER key on radar/chart display and del inserts a space during edit mode.

  • Page 110

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Editing Entries in the Waypoint, Route, or Track Lists You can also use the Navigator Keypad to edit an existing item or to name a new item in the Waypoint List, Route List, or Track List. You first must enter the edit mode for the list you want to modify.

  • Page 111: Working With Routes

    Use the waypoint details to review your passage plans for different speeds. • Using the database list to erase and name existing routes. • Editing a route by adding, removing and moving waypoints. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 112: Creating A New Route

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ➤ To access the route soft keys, press the default soft key ROUTE : Creating a New Route Note: If there is a current route, it is cleared when you select MAKE ROUTE . If you are following the current route you are prompted to STOP FOLLOW .

  • Page 113

    2. Press the MAKE ROUTE soft key; the make route soft keys are displayed. 3. Press the USE WPT LIST soft key; the MAKE ROUTE screen is displayed with its associated soft keys. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4167-1A...

  • Page 114

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) WAYPOINTS 348° 2.30 The available Waypoints are listed in the left hand column (alphanumeric); the right hand column lists the waypoints in the New Route, the number indicates its order in the route. The lower part of the table shows position, bearing and range of the highlighted waypoint.

  • Page 115: Saving The Current Route

    Then use the top or bottom of the trackpad to increase or decrease the letter or number. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter SAVE ROUTE...

  • Page 116: Clearing The Current Route, Retrieve A Route From The Database

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) You can use a Navigator Keypad (see Using the ST60 or ST80 Navigator Keypad on page 5-15) to name the route. 5. Press ENTER to finish and clear the Name List, or press CLEAR to cancel the operation.

  • Page 117: Displaying Route Information

    WPT are displayed. The waypoint data box is displayed, this box includes the route and waypoint number. To remove the data box, move the cursor away from the route or press CLEAR . SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter ROUTE LIST D4263-1...

  • Page 118

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Using Route Information to Review Your Passage Plan You can view data for all the waypoints in the current route, or any saved route. You select the route from the database list and the information is displayed in a Route Information pop-up;...

  • Page 119: Using The Route List To Erase And Name A Route

    Press NO to cancel the operation, then ENTER or CLEAR if you wish to remove the route list. Press YES to erase the route from the list, then ENTER or CLEAR to remove the route list. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4264-1...

  • Page 120: Editing A Route

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) 3. If you NAME a route, use the trackpad to move the cursor right or left to the character you wish to edit. Then use the top or bottom of the trackpadto increase or decrease the letter or number.

  • Page 121

    If the route has not been saved and the waypoint was placed as part of the route, the waypoint is erased. If the route has been saved, or the waypoint existed before you created the route, the waypoint remains on the screen. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 122

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Reversing the Route ➤ To reverse the route, so you can Follow the route back: 1. Either press the ROUTE soft key followed by MORE , or move the cursor over the required waypoint until the letters RTE are dis- played.

  • Page 123: Following Routes And Going To Points, Follow A Route

    If a route has been reversed or if a route on screen was being followed but stopped before completion, the target waypoint – outlined by a square box – may be different to when the route was created. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4160-1 D4171-1...

  • Page 124

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) You should always check the target waypoint before initiating a follow route. ➤ To follow the current route: 1. Press the GOTO default soft key. The Goto/Follow soft keys are displayed. 2. Press the FOLLOW ROUTE soft key. Alternatively, to follow a route: 1.

  • Page 125: Target Point Arrival, Other Follow Route Options

    Your vessel follows the route, using the selected waypoint as the target point. 3. To return to the default display, move the cursor away from the waypoint or press CLEAR or ENTER . SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 126: Going To An Individual Target Point

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Advancing to a Waypoint ➤ Once you are following a route, you can advance to the next waypoint, even if you have not reached the current target waypoint: 1. If necessary, press the GOTO default soft key to display the Goto/Follow soft keys.

  • Page 127: Stop Follow Or Stop Goto

    If you want to follow from another waypoint you can initiate the follow then use the WAYPOINT ADVANCE or FOLLOW FROM HERE soft key to step through the route. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 128: Transferring Waypoints And Routes

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) 5.6 Transferring Waypoints and Routes Displayed SeaTalk Waypoints In an integrated system, when a route is made current on any SeaTalk equipment it is sent to all SeaTalk instruments, including this chartplotter; this route will override any other current route.

  • Page 129

    5. If the operation is successful, confirmation of the number of Routes and Waypoints saved/loaded is displayed. If the operation fails, the Save Failed message is displayed. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter USER CARD MENU USER CARD MENU...

  • Page 130

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ➤ To receive incoming waypoints on SeaTalk or NMEA: 1. To display the waypoint list press MARKS followed by the WAYPOINT LIST MARKS soft key. Press the WAYPOINT TRANSFER soft key. 2. Press the soft key RECEIVE WPTS FROM ST/NMEA . The soft key changes to STOP RECEIVING WAYPOINTS .

  • Page 131: Using Tracks

    1. From the chart display, press the MENU key to display the chart set up soft keys. 2. Press the TRACK SETUP soft key to display the Track soft keys: The following instructions assume you have the track soft keys displayed. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D4162-1 D5674-1...

  • Page 132: Setting Up A Track

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Setting Up a Track You use the track soft keys to switch the track on and to specify the interval, as time or distance, at which track points are saved. The time interval between track points can be set to 1s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1min, 3min, 5min, 10min or 30minutes.

  • Page 133: Clearing The Current Track, Managing Tracks

    2. The next available entry on the track list is highlighted. (If required, you can use the trackpad to select another position in the list; this can be a blank slot, or an existing track that you no longer require). SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D5674-1...

  • Page 134

    Chapter 5: Standard Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) 3. Press SAVE TRACK . The name track soft keys are displayed. 4. If you do not wish to name or rename the track, press the NO soft key (or CLEAR ) to clear the list. The track is saved and is listed as Track Not Named.

  • Page 135: Smartroute

    CAUTION: Before following the route, ensure that it is safe for navigation, noting that it may deviate from your actual path travelled. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 136: Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (sl72rc Plus Only), Introduction

    Integrated functions available - Head Up or Course Up heading modes - MOB (if speed data also available) - Radar data, either full-screen or in a half-screen window - Waypoints - Position, COG, SOG and time data in Data Box and Nav...

  • Page 137: Measuring Distances Using The Vrm/ebl Key

    4. Press ENTER to fix the end point of the ruler line, and return to normal cur- sor control. The letter B marks the location of the end point on the chart. Figure 6-1: Measuring Distance Using a VRM SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 138

    Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) ➤ To re-position one end of the ruler line: 1. Move the cursor over the ruler line towards the end that you want to re- position, until the letters A¡ B are displayed. 2.

  • Page 139: Alarms And Timers, Alarm Reporting

    You can silence these alarms by pressing any key. No other action is taken by the chartplotter except to silence the alarm. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Indicates: Your vessel has arrived at the active waypoint: it has either...

  • Page 140: Setting Alarms And Timers

    Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Setting Alarms and Timers ➤ To set up an alarm or timer: 1. Press the ALARMS key. The Alarms Set Up menu is displayed, showing ALARMS the current settings (see Figure 6-2). 2.

  • Page 141

    • Sends an MOB message (including bearing and distance) to other units in the system, via the SeaTalk connection. Figure 6-3: MOB Display SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter MOB data box which replaces any MOB position D4273-2...

  • Page 142

    In a combined radar/chart display you can set the display to enable cursor echo. Cursor echo (accessed from System Set Up, described in Section 7.3) enables you to display a radar cursor on the chart picture, or a chart cursor on the radar picture.

  • Page 143: Gps Setup

    • NO FIX, where no fix can be acquired. ➤ To select GPS Set Up: MENU Press MENU , then press the GPS SETUP... soft key. The Navigation Status pop-up window shown in Figure 6-4 is displayed. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter NAVIGATION STATUS D4281-2...

  • Page 144

    Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) Restart GPS This soft key enables re-acquisition of a GPS position fix. Note: Under normal circumstances RESTART GPS is not required. D-GPS Set Up The D-GPS SET UP function provides the ability to set up an external Differential GPS, either automatically (default) or by manually retuning it to a different differential beacon.

  • Page 145: Data Log Mode

    As shown in Figure 6-5, the chartplotter records the time and vessels position. Every thirty minutes the time, new position, distance made good and course made good are recorded. The START LOG soft key changes to STOP LOG . SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 146

    Chapter 6: Further Chart Operations (SL72RC PLUS only) TIME POSITION Figure 6-5: Data Log Window ➤ To stop recording log entries: Press the STOP LOG soft key. ➤ To clear the log entries: Press the CLEAR LOG soft key, you are prompted “Are You Sure”. To cancel the CLEAR LOG operation press the NO soft key.

  • Page 147

    6-12 SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 148: Chapter 7: Setting Up The System Defaults

    You should check the functions of the parameters, and decide on the new settings, before making the changes. Note: The SYSTEM SET UP menu option from the chartplotter display is the same as that accessed from the radar display SYSTEM SET UP menu.

  • Page 149

    As each line is highlighted, the soft keys are updated to show the settings available. • For parameters that have a numeric value, or more than four possible settings, a scroll list is displayed above two of the soft keys. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D3640-2 D4162-1...

  • Page 150

    Chapter 7: Setting Up the System Defaults • Some parameters are controlled by a slider that is displayed above two of the soft keys. • For some parameters, a soft key provides access to a sub-menu of fur- ther options. 4.

  • Page 151

    HELP SOFT KEYS KEY BEEP MOB DATA MENU TIMEOUT PERIOD DISTANCE UNITS SPEED UNITS DEPTH UNITS SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Options Factory Default OFF, LAT/LONG, TDs OFF or ON OFF or ON OFF or ON OFF or ON...

  • Page 152

    Table 7-1: System Set Up Parameters Menu TEMPERATURE UNITS VARIATION SOURCE BRIDGE NMEA HEADING NMEA OUT SET UP DBT, DATA SELECTION - SL72 PLUS only CURSOR ECHO RADAR CURSOR IN (SL72RC PLUS) CHART CURSOR IN S/T CURSOR OUT CURSOR ECHO LOCAL...

  • Page 153

    • Relative: The bearing relative to your vessel’s heading. • Mag/True: The actual bearing in either degrees magnetic or degrees true. This option is only available in Radar mode if your system includes a radar display and you have heading data from a compass.

  • Page 154

    Chapter 7: Setting Up the System Defaults Cursor Readout This option controls whether the cursor data is shown in latitude and longitude or in range and bearing. Alternatively, you can show both types of readout, in separate boxes, or turn the cursor data box off. You can also turn the cursor readout box(es) on and off during normal operation, via the SCREEN default soft key (see Switching the Cursor Data Box On and Off on page 2-13.)

  • Page 155

    Note: The Manual variation value defaults to 0°, so it is important to set up a value if variation is not available from an external source. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 156: Data Selection - Sl70 Plus Only, Cursor Echo

    Chapter 7: Setting Up the System Defaults Bridge NMEA Heading The SL72 and SL72RC PLUS displays bridge NMEA input data to the SeaTalk bus (see Section 8.8). The Bridge NMEA Heading option can be used to prevent NMEA heading data being bridged onto the SeaTalk bus.

  • Page 157: Date And Time Settings, Gps Sog/cog Filter - Sl72rc Plus Only

    MEDIUM or LOW . Compass Set Up - SL72RC PLUS only This option is used to calibrate a Raymarine heading sensor such as the Rate Gyro Compass. Controls are provided for Linearise Compass which detects and corrects for heading errors caused by metal objects, and Align Heading which matches the displayed heading to a known heading or transit.

  • Page 158: Simulator

    • Data provides simulated numerical data, and a waypoint display. • Radar provides simulated radar picture, with example targets. The pic- ture does not change if you change the range, although the range rings are adjusted (see Chapter 3) •...

  • Page 159: Radar Set Up Parameters, Ebl Display

    7-12 7.4 Radar Set Up Parameters The RADAR SET UP option allows you to set up the radar according to your system configuration and your personal preferences. Note: Some parameters can only be changed if you are using the Master dis- play (that is, the display to which the scanner is connected).

  • Page 160: Timed Transmission Option, Marks Options, Custom Scale

    You can set up your own range scale. When switched ON , this is used instead of the Pathfinder Plus Radar default range scale (see Section 3.2). To set up a scale, press the SET RANGES soft key. The Custom Range Setup Menu is displayed, which allows you to change the maximum range for each range selection.

  • Page 161: Bearing Alignment, Antenna Size

    -180° to +179.5°, in increments of 0.5°. Antenna Size This option is not available on the SL72 and SL72RC PLUS systems . Send on HSB This option is not available on the SL72 and SL72RC PLUS systems.

  • Page 162: Advanced Settings, Display Timing

    1. Press the MENU key to display the set up soft keys. 2. Press and hold the blank soft key directly to the right of the RADAR SET UP soft key for 5 seconds. The Advanced Settings menu is then displayed.

  • Page 163: Stc Preset, Tune Preset

    Press the INITIATE SET UP soft key to enable slider control, and adjust for maximum image intensity. If required, you can press the RESTORE PREVIOUS soft key to reset the Tune Preset to the value before you pressed INITIATE SET UP . SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 164: Chart Set Up Parameters - Sl72rc Plus Only, Customize Chart

    WAYPOINT NUMBERS DEFAULT WAYPOINT SYMBOL HEADING VECTOR COG VECTOR TIDE VECTOR RADAR/CHART SYNCH DATUM SELECTION POSITION OFFSET Customize Chart This provides a list of chart options, enabling you to specify how the chart features are displayed. Most options can be toggled between on, off and custom - custom passes on/off control to the SCREEN soft keys (see Customizing the Screen Presentation Options on page 2-13).

  • Page 165: Plotter Mode, Chart Orientation

    To update the Course Up reference while Course Up is the current mode, re-select Course Up from the set up menu. • Head Up: The chart is displayed with the vessel’s current heading upwards. As the heading changes the chart will rotate. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 166: Object Information, Waypoint Options, Vectors, Radar/chart Synch, Datum Selection

    Radar/Chart Synch If you have a combined radar/chartplotter display you can select Radar/Chart Synch ON or OFF . When set ON with chart and radar windows displayed, FIND SHIP can be used to synchronize the radar and chart images. The chart is redrawn so that its centre matches that of the radar display. The radar is redrawn to the scale and heading mode of the chart.

  • Page 167: Position Offset

    ➤ To set the offset value to zero: 1. Select the POSITION OFFSET option, then press the SET UP OFFSET soft key 2. Press the CANCEL OFFSET soft key. The position offset value is set to zero. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 168

    Chapter 8: Installation Chapter 8: Installation 8.1 Introduction This chapter provides installation instructions for the SL72 PLUS Pathfinder Radar and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar/Chartplotter system. Details for mounting and connecting the equipment are included. A typical radar system is shown below...

  • Page 169: Planning The Installation, Emc Installation Guidelines, Chapter 8: Installation

    7 ft (2 m). • More than 7 ft (2 m) from the path of a radar beam. A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiat- ing element.

  • Page 170

    Typical Suppression Ferrites Connections to Other Equipment If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine, a suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near to the Raymarine unit.

  • Page 171: Unpacking And Inspecting The Components

    Extension cable 10 m Mast Mount 18" Scanner Radar Mounting Interface Plate Scanner 8-way connector SeaTalk Junction 3-way block SeaTalk Auxilary Junction Box SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Part No Supplied With E52026 SL72 PLUS E52027 SL72 PLUS...

  • Page 172: Selecting The Scanner Unit Location

    • Radar operates at the line-of-sight, so a high mounting position gives better long range performance. • Surrounding large objects, in the same horizontal plane, can interfere with the radar signal and cause blind areas or shadow sectors and false targets on the radar screen (see below). Rear 302.5 mm (11.9 in)

  • Page 173

    (causing bearing errors) or be subject to excessive vibration. • Heat/fumes: Mount the scanner away from the top of exhaust stacks, since the scanner and cables can be damaged by excessive heat and the corrosive effects of exhaust gases. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 174

    For sailboat installations, Raymarine offers a universal mast mount kit for the radome scanner. This optional mount is used to fit a radome scanner to a flat surface on a mast with a minimum diameter of 60 mm (2½...

  • Page 175

    It may be helpful to lower the radar beam back towards the parallel, by shimming the rear of the radar, so that the beam points slightly downwards with respect to the waterline when the vessel is at rest.

  • Page 176: Selecting The Display Unit Location

    Chapter 8: Installation 8.4 Selecting the Display UnitLocation The SL70 and SL70RC PLUS LCD display units are waterproof to CFR46 and can be installed either above or below deck. The display unit can be mounted using the mounting bracket supplied, or console mounted using the optional flush-mounting kit.

  • Page 177: Cable Runs

    If you are mounting the scanner on the mast of a sailboat, and will need to unstep the mast, you should install a suitable junction box inside the boat. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 178: Power Cable

    30 mm to maintain EMC conformance. Power Cable The SL72 PLUS Pathfinder Radar and SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar/ Chartplotter systems are intended for use on ships’ DC power systems operating in the 10.7 to 32 V DC range (that is, 12 V and 24 V systems, not 32 V systems).

  • Page 179: Inter-unit Scanner Cable

    The inter-unit (scanner) cable entrance is at the rear of the scanner unit. If the unit is mounted on a hollow mast the cable may be run inside the mast and then fed through the radar’s cable entrance. Make sure that the cable does not chafe where it enters the mast.

  • Page 180

    Chapter 8: Installation The minimum bends permitted are: Minimum bend, light cable Minimum bend, heavy cable 82 mm (~3.75 in) radius The length of the supplied cable should be sufficient to complete the cable run required on most small vessels. For longer runs, additional or replacement cables are available, which have 4 power cores to minimize voltage drops over the longer cable run: these optional cables include 5 m and 10 m extension cables, and a 25 m replacement cable.

  • Page 181: Securing The Radome Scanner To The Mounting Surface

    10 mm. It will then be clear of the flat surface and can still perform its function. Note: If you are using a Raymarine mast mount bracket, the surface is pre- prepared. Note: If you are mounting the scanner on a flat surface, you may find it easier to fit the drain tube, as described in the following section, before securing the scanner.

  • Page 182: Connecting The Inter-unit Cable To The Scanner

    Chapter 8: Installation 8.7 Connecting the Inter-unit Cable to the Scanner CAUTION: Before wiring the scanner unit, make sure that the inter-unit cable is not connected and power is not applied to the display unit. When you have run the inter-unit cable to the scanner location, connect the cable as follows: 1.

  • Page 183

    Ensure that the clamp goes around the exposed wire braid, and that the wire braid makes contact with the earthing clamp. Tighten the screws until the top clamp deforms just enough to contact the lower earthing clamp (see inset). SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 184

    Chapter 8: Installation CAUTION: It is essential that the drain tube is fitted and that the nut on the watertight gland is adequately tightened. If this is not done, water could become trapped in the scanner and cause irreparable damage. 11.

  • Page 185: Mounting The Display Unit

    4. Attach the display unit to the mounting bracket, adjust the display angle and tighten the knobs. Console Mounting The display unit can be console mounted if required, using the optional flush- mounting kit (M92708). SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 186

    Chapter 8: Installation CAUTION: Make sure there are no hidden electrical wires or other items behind the location before proceeding. Make sure there is sufficient rear access for mounting and cabling. 1. Check the selected location for the unit. A clear, flat area at least 9 in (230 mm) wide by 8¼...

  • Page 187: System Connections

    The power connection to the display should be made at either the output of the battery isolator switch, or at a DC power distribution panel. Raymarine recommends that power is fed directly to the display via its own dedicated cable system and MUST be protected by a thermal circuit breaker or fuse, installed close to the power connection.

  • Page 188: Display Unit Connection

    • Scanner (antenna) connection • SeaTalk SL72 PLUS - for SeaTalk data input and output or NMEA output SL72RC PLUS - for SeaTalk data input and output • NMEA Output - SL72RC PLUS only - for NMEA data output (see Section 8.11).

  • Page 189: Scanner Connection

    The DC power and NMEA input should be connected at the rear Power/ NMEA seven-pin connector. The connector (viewed from the outside) and pin SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Refer to Pathfinder Scanner Owner's Handbook for connector detail.

  • Page 190

    Chapter 8: Installation functions are shown in the following diagram and table. The NMEA Input is detailed in Section 8.11. Pin No. Function Channel 1 NMEA data input (+ve) Channel 1 NMEA return (-ve) Battery negative Shield (drain wire) Battery positive (12/24 V systems) Channel 2 NMEA data input (+ve) Channel 2 NMEA return (-ve) Figure 8-13: Power and NMEA Connector...

  • Page 191: Radar System Tests And Post Installation Alignment, System Check, Switch On And Initial Setup

    1. Press the MENU key to display the setup soft keys. 2. Press the SYSTEM SET UP soft key. The SYSTEM SET UP menu is displayed, listing the parameters and their cur- SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter D3640-2...

  • Page 192: Radar System Checks And Adjustments

    The complete list, which you can scroll down, is shown in the following illustration. SYSTEM SET UP MENU Figure 8-14: System Set Up Menu (SL72 PLUS) 3. Use the trackpad to move the selection bar down to the LANGUAGE option. the soft key labels are updated.

  • Page 193

    To adjust the alignment, you need to select a visible target of known bearing that is displayed on the radar, and then use the setup options to adjust the radar until the correct bearing reading is obtained.

  • Page 194

    1. If a visual relative bearing of a target has been determined, as in 2.1 above, set an EBL to this relative bearing. 2. Press the MENU key to display the setup soft keys and select RADAR SET UP . RADAR SET UP MENU Figure 8-15: Radar Set Up Menu 3.

  • Page 195: Emc Conformance

    3. Press the MENU key to display the setup soft keys. 4. Press and hold the blank soft key directly to the right of the RADAR SET UP soft key for 5 seconds. The Advanced Set Up menu is then displayed.

  • Page 196: Integrated Systems

    Chapter 8: Installation 8.11 Integrated Systems The SL72 PLUS display can be linked to other equipment to transfer data as either: • SeaTalk input and output with NMEA input • NMEA input and output The SL72RC PLUS display can be linked to other equipment to transfer data as follows: •...

  • Page 197: SeatalkĀ® And Nmea In, Appendix D: Seatalk And Nmea Data Received And Transmitted

    SeaTalk is a precise, high-speed, bi-directional protocol which is flexible enough to adapt to any number of instruments, without a central processor. SeaTalk equipment can also communicate with non-SeaTalk equipment via the NMEA standard. SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Suggested Source Autopilot compass, Compatible NMEA Compass,...

  • Page 198

    SeaTalk data, if present, is the primary source for all navigational data except heading. Note: On the SL72 PLUS Radar display you can connect either SeaTalk input/ output or NMEA output, but not both. Ensure that the Data Selection option in the System Set Up menu is set correctly.

  • Page 199

    (Channel 2). Refer to Power and NMEA Input Connection on page 8-22 for further details. For example, to connect a Raymarine Heading Sensor to the NMEA Channel 1 input, connect the cables and power supply using a suitable connector block, as shown in the diagram below.

  • Page 200: Using The Seatalk Auxiliary Junction Box

    Using the SeaTalk Auxiliary Junction Box A junction box (provided with the SL72RC PLUS Combined Radar/ Chartplotter; optional with the SL72 PLUS Radar displays) is used to connect the SeaTalk system to the display unit. This junction box enables the SeaTalk bus, power and GPS to be connected.

  • Page 201: Data Output

    The SeaTalk input/output connection is detailed in SeaTalk Connection on page 8-31. SL72 PLUS Radar Display On the SL72 PLUS Radar display NMEA output is connected at the rear SeaTalk 3-pin connector. This appears as follows, when viewed from outside: SeaTalk In/Out...

  • Page 202: Data Conversion

    Pin 2, white Pin 5, screen Rear of display Figure 8-21: NMEA Output Connector Data Conversion The SL72 and SL72RC PLUS displays convert some information across the communications links as follows: NMEA In to NMEA Out and SeaTalk SeaTalk to NMEA Out This enables data received by the display to be passed to other instruments.

  • Page 203: Integrated System Checks, Chart Display - Sl72rc Plus Only, Received Data, Transmitted Data

    If SeaTalk or NMEA In is connected, verify that the expected data is displayed. On the SL72 PLUS Radar Display ensure that the Data Selection option in the System Set Up Menu is set to SEATALK/NMEA IN (the default setting).

  • Page 204: Maintenance, Routine Checks, Emc Servicing And Safety Guidelines, Chapter 9: Maintenance And Problem Solving

    Chapter 9: Maintenance and Problem Solving Chapter 9: Maintenance and Problem Solving This chapter provides information on routine maintenance and on possible causes of problems you may experience with your SL72 PLUS Radar or SL72RC PLUS Combined Radar/Chartplotter system. 9.1 Maintenance WARNING: The display unit contains high voltage.

  • Page 205

    Raymarine equipment, guidelines are given in the installation instructions, to enable you to ensure minimum interaction between differ- ent items of equipment, i.e. ensure optimum Electromagnetic Compatibil- ity (EMC). • Always report any EMC-related problem to your nearest Raymarine dealer.

  • Page 206: Resetting The System

    When the reset request has been accepted, the system restarts. The factory default settings are listed in Section 7.3 Power-on setting Head Up (radar); North Up (SL72RC PLUS chart) OFF (but value stored) – radar only OFF (but value stored) – radar only ON, with last-used value Within 30-70% range, if last-used outside this range.

  • Page 207: Problem Solving, Technical Support:

    9.3 Problem Solving All Raymarine products are, prior to packing and shipping, subjected to comprehensive test and quality assurance programs. However, if this unit should develop a fault, please refer to the following table to identify the most likely cause and the corrective action required to restore normal operation.

  • Page 208: How To Contact Raymarine (us)

    For Accessories and Parts Many Raymarine accessory items and parts can be obtained directly from your authorized Raymarine dealer. However, if you are in need of an item not available from the retailer, please contact Raymarine Technical Services at: 1-800-539-5539 extension 2333 or (603) -881-5200.

  • Page 209: How To Contact Raymarine (europe), Worldwide Support

    Installation chapter of this manual, and have the Raymarine part number ready when speaking with your dealer. If you are uncertain about what item to choose for your Raymarine unit, please contact our Customer Services Department prior to placing your order.

  • Page 210: Appendix A: Specification, D 18" Radome Scanner Unit

    Appendix A: Specification Appendix A:Specification 2D 18" Radome Scanner Unit General Approvals CE - conforms to FCC - conforms to Dimensions Weight Input Voltage Power Consumption Environmental Maximum Range Scale Transmitter Transmitter Frequency Peak Power Output Transmitter Pulse Length/PRF Range (nm) 0.25 or less 0.50 0.75...

  • Page 211

    Rotation Rate Receiver IF Frequency Receiver Characteristic Receiver Noise Figure Receiver Bandwidth SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Less than -22 dB 24 rpm (nominal) 60 MHz (nominal) Semi-log Less than 5 dB (including Low Noise Converter/Limiter & IF Receiver)

  • Page 212: Sl72 Plus And Sl72rc Plus 7" Displays

    7 pin power including 2 NMEA input channels 1 x SeaTalk, receive and transmit- SL72RC PLUS, SeaTalk receive & transmit or NMEA transmit - SL72 PLUS 1 x NMEA 0183, transmit - SL72RC PLUS only 2 x NMEA 0183, receive...

  • Page 213

    Display Windows Wakes Target Expansion Timed TX SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter 0.125 (0.0625), 0.25 (0.125), 0.5 (0.125), 0.75 (0.25), 1.5 (0.25), 3 (0.5), 6 (1), 12 (2), 24 (4). Performance limited by the scanner position. Range scales can be customized Better than +/–...

  • Page 214

    Mileage scale ruler. Bearing and distance to waypoint. Bearing and distance to cursor, SeaTalk data (see ‘interfacing’ section) Auto (SeaTalk/NMEA/Internal algorithm) or Manual User selectable in split screen mode provided radar/chart data available Depth, Speed Over Ground & Course Over Ground, Position,...

  • Page 215

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 216: Appendix B: Using The Auxiliary Junction Box

    The following sections detail the connections to the Auxiliary Junction Box for several different types of GPS, including a beacon receiver if installed. Except for Raystar 114, the differential beacon receivers used are Raymarine NRD-2A, Apelco BR101 and the Autohelm Beacon Receiver.

  • Page 217: Raystar 112, 105, Apelco 182 And 182xt

    To Display Unit SeaTalk Socket Black Power Supply (fused) To Display Unit SeaTalk Socket Black Power Supply (fused) SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Black From Yellow sensor Green White Brown D4294-3 Black From Yellow Green sensor...

  • Page 218

    Appendix B: Using the Auxiliary Junction Box Autohelm GPS, Z260 and Z273 To connect your GPS to your display connect the wires as shown in the first illustration below. To connect your Differential Beacon Receiver, you must cut off the 5-pin connector (Raytheon and Apelco versions) strip back the insulation on all the wires and connect to the Auxiliary Junction Box as shown in the second illustration below.

  • Page 219

    To Display Unit SeaTalk Socket Black Power Supply (fused) To Display Unit SeaTalk Socket Black Power Supply (fused) SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Screen From Yellow sensor D4292-3 Screen From Yellow Green sensor Brown Black White...

  • Page 220

    Appendix B: Using the Auxiliary Junction Box Raystar 114 Combined GPS and Differential Beacon Receiver To connect your Raystar 114 Combined GPS and Differential Beacon Receiver to your display, cut off the 5-pin connector, strip back the insulation on all the wires and connect to the Auxiliary Junction Box as shown in the illustration below.

  • Page 221: Raystar 120 Waas Satellite Differential Receiver

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Raystar 120 WAAS Satellite Differential Receiver To connect your Raystar 120 WAAS Satellite Differential Receiver to your display, connect to the Auxiliary Junction Box as shown in the illustration below. Optional connections to RTCM are also shown. Note that the green wire is not used.

  • Page 222: Appendix C: C-map Chart Card Features - Sl72rc Plus Only

    Buoy, safe water Radar reflector Buoy, special purpose Top mark Buoy, generic Nav aid, generic Beacon, cardinal Extended nav- aid, Beacon, isolated dan- generic Radar station Beacon, lateral Radar transponder bea- Beacon, safe water Beacon, special pur- Radio station pose Beacon, generic...

  • Page 223

    Military practice area MARINE FEATURES Tideways & Cur- rents Tideway Water turbulence Tide height SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Tracks and Routes Deep water route part Deep water route cen- terline Fairway Ferry route Navigation line Precautionary area...

  • Page 224

    Railway Fortified Structure Road crossing Siloway route part Road part Tank Runway Chimney Sloping ground Dish aerial Square Flagstaff/flagpole Cable, overhead Flarestack Fence Mast Pipeline, overhead Monument Pylon Radar dome plane land- Telepheric ing area Tunnel entrance Tower Windmill Windmotor...

  • Page 225

    Slipway Weir Small craft facility CARTOGRAPHIC Line, generic OBJECTS Area, generic NATURAL FEATURES Land area Bridge SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter Services Port Information Coastguard station Port area Pilot boarding Harbour master place Coast Guard Rescue station...

  • Page 226

    Appendix C: C-MAP Chart Card Features - SL72RC PLUS only The following chart features are always displayed: Menu option Chart features ROCKS Underwater Rock WRECKS Wrecks DEPTHS 1 Depth area DEPTHS 2 Dredged area DEPTHS 3 Intertidal area PORTS Mooring/Warping facility CAUTION AREAS Fish haven OFFSHORE INSTALLA-...

  • Page 227

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 228

    Time (No priority) Date MOB data Autopilot Status (Standby / Auto / Vane / Track) Cursor Range and Bearing (from Chartplotter) Cursor Range and Bearing (from Radar) Global Alarms - Watch alarm, Wind alarm, Autopilot alarms, Depth alarms. Waypoint arrival Waypoint/Route Transfer * If Magnetic Heading is not available, the True Heading and Variation (if available) are used to generate the magnetic heading.

  • Page 229

    The SL72 PLUS radar display unit transmits the following data, if availa- ble, on SeaTalk and NMEA: Data Output Position (LAT/LON) Position (Loran C TD’s) Speed Over Ground and Course Over Ground Waypoint Data Depth Apparent Wind Angle and Speed...

  • Page 230

    Appendix D: SeaTalk and NMEA Data Received and Transmitted The SL72RC PLUS combined radar/chartplotter display unit transmits the following data, if available, on SeaTalk: Data Output Position (LAT/LON) Position (Loran C TD’s) Speed Over Ground and Course Over Ground Waypoint Data...

  • Page 231

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 232: Appendix E: Abbreviations

    Appendix E: Abbreviations Appendix E: Abbreviations ANSI CCFL dGPS IEEE in, " American National Standards Institute American Wire Gauge Bearing and Distance Indicator Bearing Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp Course Deviation Indicator Code of Federal Regulations Course Made Good Course Over Ground Cathode Ray Tube Center deciBels...

  • Page 233

    MARPA NMEA SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter latitude pounds Liquid Crystal Display longitude Magnetic meters Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid Main Bang Suppression millimeter Man OverBoard Mark nautical mile National Marine Electronics Association Position (of vessel) Radio Frequency...

  • Page 234

    CDI 1.5 Window Options 1.5 2.10 Center Control (Radar) 2.17 Center the Chart 1.9 2.19 Changing the Heading Mode 4.1 Changing the Radar Range 3.2 Changing the Targets Display 3.11 Chart Center 1.9 Data 4.1 5.28 Mode 1.5 Orientation 7.17 Scale 2.19...

  • Page 235

    Deleting a Guard Zone 3.19 a Mark 4.5 a VRM/EBL 3.16 Deleting - See also Erasing Depth Data Box 7.4 Determining Radar Range 3.3 D-GPS Set Up Beacon Frequency 6.9 Beacon ID 6.9 Bit Rate 6.9 Differential Age 6.9 Signal Strength & Signal to Noise Ratio 6.9 7.17...

  • Page 236

    Displaying a Waypoint 2.14 Bearing Data (EBLs) 7.12 Chart Data 5.3 Waypoint Data 5.8 5.12 5.25 Displaying the Radar and Synchronising Radar & Chart 2.30 EBL (Electronic Bearing Lines) 3.1 Display 7.12 Echoes 3.4 False 3.5 Indirect 3.6 Multiple 3.6 Editing a Route 5.18...

  • Page 237

    5.18 Definition 1.2 Installation 8.29 Installation Checks 8.36 Switching Control Between Radar and Chart Interference Rejection 3.5 3.11 Interpreting and Adjusting the Radar Picture 3.1 Inter-unit Cable 8.4 8.12 8.13 Junction Box for External Instruments 8.33 Key Beep 7.4 Keys Dedicated 1.3...

  • Page 238

    System Alignment 8.24 1.14 System Test 8.24 Typical System Diagram 8.1 Window Options 2.10 Radar Display Center Control 2.17 Range Rings 2.18 Radar Set Up 7.12 Radar/Chart Synchronization 1.9 Rain Control 3.5 Distant Rain 3.10 Range Control 3.1 Determining 3.3 Scale RANGE Key 1.14...

  • Page 239

    Specification A.1 Switching Off 2.4 Transmission Check 8.25 Scanner Off Mode 2.2 Scenarios Displaying the Radar and Synchronising Radar & Chart 2.30 Make & Follow a Route 2.26 Place & Goto a Waypoint 2.24 Review Your Passage Plan 2.28 Sea Clutter Control 3.5...

  • Page 240

    Connections 8.20 Grounding 8.20 Set Up 7.2 Target (Chart) 5.30 Arrival 5.30 5.32 Goto 5.30 5.33 Waypoint 5.30 5.33 Targets (Radar) 1.3 Control 3.5 Expansion 3.5 3.11 3.12 Interference Rejection 3.5 Wakes 3.5 3.11 Wakes 3.12 Temperature Data Box 7.4 Terminology 1.2...

  • Page 241

    SL72 & SL72RC PLUS Pathfinder Radar & Radar/Chartplotter...

  • Page 242

    (auto mileage and tolls) up to 100 round trip highway miles (160 kilometres) and travel time of 2 hours, will be assumed by Raymarine only on products where proof of installation or commission by authorized service agents, can be shown.

  • Page 243

    Factory Service Centers United States of America Raymarine Inc 22 Cotton Road,Unit D Nashua, NH 03063-4219, USA Telephone: +1 603 881 5200 Fax: +1 603 864 4756 www.raymarine.com Sales & Order Services Telephone: +1 800 539 5539 Ext. 2333 or 1 603 881 5200 Ext.

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