2.10 Measuring the Range... 2-11 2.10.1 Measuring range by range rings ... 2-11 2.10.2 Measuring range by cursor ...2-12 2.10.3 Measuring range by VRM ...2-13 2.10.4 Erasing a VRM, VRM indication...2-14 2.10.5 Erasing EBL/VRM data boxes ...2-14 2.10.6 Hiding EBL/VRM data boxes ...2-14 2.10.7 Moving EBL/VRM data boxes ...2-14 2.11 Measuring the Bearing...2-14 2.11.1 Measuring bearing by cursor ...2-14...
6. DATA TRANSFER ... 6-1 6.1 Memory Card Operations... 6-1 6.1.1 Formatting memory cards ...6-1 6.1.2 Saving data to a memory card ...6-2 6.1.3 Playing back data from a memory card...6-4 6.2 Uploading, Downloading Data ... 6-5 6.2.1 Setting communication software on the PC...6-5 6.2.2 Uploading or downloading data...6-5 6.3 Loading Waypoint Data from Yeoman ...
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Bright 10.4” screen visible even under direct sunlight. User friendly operation with combination of discrete keys, soft keys, alphanumeric keys and trackball. Accepts FURUNO and Nav-charts™ (NAVIONICS) charts, or C-MAP charts, depending on specification. Fast chart redraw. Built-in NavNet interface circuit board.
SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS All NavNet products incorporate a “network circuit board” to integrate each NavNet product on board through an optional LAN cable (Ethernet 10BASE-T). Each NavNet product is assigned an IP address to enable transfer of images between other NavNet products. For example, video plotter pictures can be transferred to a radar and vice versa.
Single-unit NavNet system (GD-1900C) Remote Controller RMC-100 Display unit RDP-138/139 Other NavNet Unit (Model 1833C, etc.) : Standard : Option Single-unit NavNet system (GD-1900C) GPS receiver GP-310B Network Sounder ETR-6/10N 12 - 24 VDC External buzzer Echo sounder VGA monitor Remote display Video equipment Echosounder...
Two-unit NavNet system Radar Antenna Unit GPS Receiver GP-310B Radar, plotter data Three-or-more-unit NavNet system (Max. 4 NavNet capable display units) Radar Antenna Unit GPS Receiver GP-310B Radar data Radar Antenna Unit GPS Receiver GP-310B RADAR PLOTTER Radar, plotter data Two-unit NavNet system Radar Antenna Unit GPS Receiver GP-310B...
OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW This chapter provides the basic information needed to get you started using your radar, video plotter. The following topics are presented: Control overview Chart card insertion Power on/off Brilliance and hue adjustments Display selection MOB (Man OverBoard) mark entry Data boxes Function keys Simulation display...
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW Operating Controls 1.1.1 Display unit controls Overview of display unit controls The radar, video plotter, sounder and chart systems are operated with the controls of the display unit (and the remote controller). Ten keys are labeled and they provide the function shown on their labels.
Soft keys The function of the five soft keys changes according to the operation. Their labels for their current functions are shown on the screen to the left of the keys. To hide or show the soft keys, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key. Each press of the key shows preset soft keys, user function keys or turns off navigation information (at the top of the screen).
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 1.1.2 Remote controller RANGE EBL/VRM ’# MARK CLEAR BRILL TONE Function RANGE Same as RANGE key on display unit. DISP Same as DISP key on display unit. SAVE MOB Same as SAVE/MOB key on display unit. Ten keys Enter alphanumerics.
Inserting a Chart Card Your unit reads FURUNO and Nav-Charts ™ (NAVIONICS) chart cards, or C-MAP chart cards, depending on the type of display unit you have. Insert the appropriate chart card for your area as follows: 1. Open the chart drive.
Host Name RADAR PLOTTER STATION NAME: RADAR# FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. CHARTS AVAILABLE LICENSE NO. For start up with the radar display, the magnetron takes from one minute to two minutes and thirty seconds (depending or radar model) to warm up before the radar can be operated.
Display Brilliance, Panel Brilliance, Hue You can adjust display brilliance, panel brilliance and hue as shown below. 1.4.1 Display brilliance, panel brilliance 1. Press the [POWER/BRILL] key momentarily. A set of soft keys for adjustment of brilliance and hue appear. Active soft key is highlighted.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 1.4.2 You may select the colors for the radar, plotter and overlay displays as below. 1. Press the [POWER/BRILL] key momentarily. 2. Press the HUE soft key to show the hue setting window. 3. Operate the trackball to select hue desired, referring to the table below. MANUAL SET follows the color settings on the CHART DETAILS menu for the plotter and the RADAR DISPLAY SETUP menu for the radar.
Selecting a Display 1.5.1 Display modes If you have a radar, navigator, network sounder and external video source (video recorder, etc., optional PIP board required) six full-screen displays are available: radar, plotter, echo sounder, nav data, overlay, and external video. In addition to the full-screen display, you can divide the screen into halves and thirds to show two and three sets of images on a combination display.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 1.5.2 Selecting a display 1. Press the [DISP] key to show the display selection window. The icons of modes not available are marked with an “X.” HOTPAGE 1-HOTPAGE 6 are user-arrangeable displays called “hot pages,” which you can configure as you like.
1.5.3 Switching control in combination and overlay screens A soft key is provided in relevant combination and overlay screens to switch control between displays. In the example below, the PLOTTR CNTRL and SNDR CNTRL soft keys enable switching control between the plotter and sounder screens in the plotter/sounder combination display.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 1.5.4 Selecting image source When more than one network radar or network sounder is connected to the equipment, you may select an image source for each as shown below. This is not necessary when only one network radar or network sounder is connected. 1.
Trackball, Cursor The trackball functions to shift the cursor, for measurement of range and bearing to a location (radar) and latitude and longitude position (plotter). Roll the trackball to shift the cursor. The cursor moves in the direction of trackball rotation.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW Entering the MOB Mark, Setting MOB as Destination The MOB (Man Overboard) mark functions to mark man overboard position. You can inscribe this mark from any mode, except while playing back data or conducting any test. Note that this function requires position data. 1.
Data Boxes Data boxes, providing navigation data, may be shown on any full-screen display. Up to six data boxes (two in case of large characters) may be shown, and the default data boxes are position (in latitude and longitude), course over ground, speed over ground and trip log.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 1.8.2 Rearranging data boxes You may select the location for data boxes as follows: 1. Using the trackball, place the cursor inside the data box you wish to move. As the cursor enters the box it changes to a hand. Push the [ENTER] knob, and the hand changes to a fist, meaning the box is correctly selected.
Function Keys The function keys provide for one-touch execution of a desired function. The default function key settings are as shown in the table below. Function Heading line on/off, HL Rings on/off, RNG Echo trail, TRL Offcenter, SFT Radar source, RSR 1.9.1 Executing a function 1.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 2. Press function key desired. Note: Function keys can be individually programmed for the plotter, radar and sounder displays. For further details see the following: Radar: paragraph 5.2.3 Plotter: paragraph 5.3.2 Sounder: paragraph 5.9.4 1.10 Simulation Display The simulation display, for use by service technicians for demonstration purposes, provides simulated operation to help acquaint you with the many features your unit has to offer.
Radar NavNet display unit-generated echoes 1. Select RADAR, then press the EDIT soft key. 2. Select SIMULATION 1, then push the [ENTER] knob. 3. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. NavNet radar antenna-generated echoes (not available with the GD-1900C) 1.
1. OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW 11. Enter longitude (setting range, 180 E-180 W, default setting, 125 00.000’W), then push the [ENTER] knob. 12. Select START DATE & TIME, then press the EDIT soft key. 13. Enter start date and time, then push the [ENTER] knob. 14.
RADAR OPERATION This chapter covers radar operation, including the ARP (Auto Plotter) function. ARP requires a Model 1800/1900 series network radar equipped with the ARP circuit board. Radar Display North marker (Head-up, Course-up mode) Range/ Pulselength range ring interval Presentation H-UP mode Alarm icon...
2. RADAR OPERATION Transmitting, Stand-by 1. Confirm that the network radar is plugged in. 2. Press the [DISP] key to select a radar display. 3. Press the [POWER/BRILL] key momentarily. 4. Press the RADAR STBY soft key to highlight TX on its label. 5.
1. Press the [GAIN] key to show the “gain adjustment” soft keys, and the last-used adjustment window appears. The example below shows the gain sensitivity adjustment window. The gain soft keys shown depend on radar source as shown below. 319. 9 H-UP GAIN SENSITIVITY ¤...
2. RADAR OPERATION Reducing Sea Clutter 2.5.1 How the A/C SEA works Echoes from waves can be troublesome, covering the central part of the display with random signals known as “sea clutter”. The higher the waves and the higher the antenna above the water, the further the clutter will extend. Sea clutter may affect radar performance because real targets are sometimes hidden by the echoes of small waves.
5. When the radar source is the Model 1800/1900 series, A/C SEA and A/C RAIN can be automatically adjusted. Press the A/C AT ON/OFF soft key to select ON or OFF as appropriate. When turned on, it overrides A/C SEA and A/C RAIN settings.
2. RADAR OPERATION Range Scale The range setting determines the size of the area (in nautical miles) that will appear on your display. In addition, the range setting will also automatically adjust the range ring interval so that accurate range measurements may be made while operating on any range setting.
Pulselength The pulselength in use is displayed at the upper left corner of the display. Appropriate pulselengths are preset to individual range scales. Therefore, you are not usually required to select them. If you are not satisfied with the current pulselength setting, however, it is possible to change it for the ranges shown below.
2. RADAR OPERATION Presentation Mode This unit provides four radar presentation modes: head-up, course-up, north-up and true motion. Heading data is required for modes other than head-up. 2.9.1 Selecting a presentation mode 1. If not displayed, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key to show the radar soft keys. 2.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.9.2 Description of presentation modes Head-up (HU) A display without azimuth stabilization in which the line connecting the center with the top of the display indicates own ship’s heading. Targets are painted at their measured distances and in their directions relative to own ship’s heading. The short line on the bearing scale is the north marker.
2. RADAR OPERATION North-up (NU) In the north-up mode, targets are painted at their measured distances and in their true (compass) directions from own ship. North is maintained at the top of the screen. The heading line changes its direction according to ship’s heading. True motion (TM) Fixed radar targets maintain a constant position on the screen, while your own ship moves across the radar image at the correct speed and heading.
2.10 Measuring the Range You can measure the range to a radar target three ways: by the range rings, by the cursor, and by the VRM (Variable Range Marker). 2.10.1 Measuring range by range rings Count the number of rings between the center of the display and the target. Check the range ring interval and judge the distance of the echo from the inner edge of the nearest ring.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.10.2 Measuring range by cursor Operate the trackball to place the cursor intersection on the inside edge of the radar target. The range to the target, as well as the bearing, appears to the right of “+” at the bottom of the display. H-UP How to measure range to a target with the cursor 2-12...
2.10.3 Measuring range by VRM 1. Press the [EBL/VRM] key to display the EBL/VRM soft keys. 2. Press the VRM1 ON (dotted ring VRM) or VRM2 ON (dashed ring VRM) soft key to select the desired VRM. The selected VRM’s indication, at the bottom of the screen, is highlighted.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.10.4 Erasing a VRM, VRM indication Press appropriate VRM soft key, then press the [CLEAR] key. The VRM is erased and its indication becomes blank. 2.10.5 Erasing EBL/VRM data boxes Press the EBL or VRM soft key associated with the EBL/VRM data box you wish to erase.
EBL1 (Dotted line) EBL2 (Dashed line) EBL2 bearing EBL1 bearing 4. You may hide the EBL/VRM soft keys by pressing the [EBL/VRM] key. Note: The bearing to a target may be shown relative to own ship’s heading (Relative) or True bearing (requires heading data). This may be done with “EBL REFERENCE,”...
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.12 Erasing the Heading Line, North Marker The heading line indicates the ship's heading in all presentation modes. It is a line from the own ship position to the outer edge of the radar display area and appears at zero degrees on the bearing scale in head-up mode;...
2.14 Rejecting Radar Interference Radar interference may occur when near another shipborne radar that is operating in the same frequency band as your radar. Its on-screen appearance looks like many bright dots either scattered at random or in the form of dotted lines extending from the center to the edge of the display.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.15 Zoom The zoom feature allows you to double the size of the area selected with the “zoom circle.” It is available on any range but is inoperative in true motion and when the display is shifted. 2.15.1 Zooming in on radar targets 1.
4. Press the ARP TGT ZM soft key. 5. Use the [ENTER] knob to select number (1-10), then push the [ENTER] knob. If the target number does not exist several beeps sound and the zoom function is cancelled. To cancel, press the CURSOR LOCK soft key. Note: The zoom window blends in with the background when the background color for the radar picture is white.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.16.2 Automatic shift The amount of automatic shift is calculated according to ship’s speed, and the amount of shift is limited to 50% of the range in use. For example, if you set the shift speed setting for 15 knots and the ship is running at 10 knots the amount of shift will be about 34%.
2.17 Using the Offset EBL The offset EBL can be used to predict a potential collision course. It can also be used to measure the range and bearing between two targets. 2.17.1 Predicting collision course The procedure below may be used to check if a radar target is on a potential collision course with your vessel.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.17.2 Measuring range & bearing between two targets The procedure which follows shows how to measure the range and bearing between two targets, using the targets “A” and “B” in the figure below as an example. 1. Operate the trackball to place the cursor on the target “A.” 2.
2.18 Echo Trails Echo trails are simulated afterglow of target echoes that represent their movements relative or true to own ship. This function is useful for alerting you past possible collision situations. 2.18.1 Trail time 1. If not displayed, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key to show the radar soft keys. 2.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.18.2 Starting echo trails 1. If not displayed, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key to show the radar soft keys. 2. Press the TARGET soft key. 3. Press the TRAIL soft key. 4. Press the TRAIL ON/OFF soft key to select ON. 5.
2.18.4 Trail color Trails may be shown target trails in blue, yellow, green or white. 1. If not displayed, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key to show the radar soft keys. 2. Press the TARGET, TRAIL and TRAIL COLOR soft keys in that order. 3.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.19 Echo Stretch Normally, the reflected echoes from long range targets appear on the display as weaker and smaller blips even though they are compensated by the radar’s internal circuitry. The echo stretch function magnifies these small blips in all ranges.
2.20 Echo Averaging The echo average feature, which requires a Model 1800/1900 series network radar, effectively suppresses sea clutter. Echoes received from stable targets such as ships appear on the screen at almost the same position during every rotation of the antenna. On the other hand, unstable echoes such as sea clutter appear at random positions.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.21 Outputting TLL Data Target position data can be output to units of the network and shown on their plotter screen with the TTL mark ( heading data. 1. Operate the trackball to place the cursor on the target whose position you wish to output.
2.22 Guard Alarm The guard alarm allows the operator to set the desired range and bearing for a guard zone. When ships, islands, landmasses, etc. violate the guard zone, an audio alarm sounds and the offending target blinks to call the operator’s attention.
2. RADAR OPERATION The equipment then searches for targets inside the guard zone to determine guard alarm type. If a target is found inside the guard zone, the guard zone type becomes an “Outward guard alarm,” and any target exiting the guard zone will trigger the audio alarm.
2.23 Watchman 2.23.1 How watchman works The watchman function periodically transmits radar pulses for one minute to check for targets in a guard zone. If a target is found in the zone, watchman is cancelled, the audio alarm sounds and the radar continues transmitting. If no target is found the radar goes into standby for the number of minutes specified on the RADAR DISPLAY SETUP menu.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.24 Suppressing Second-trace Echoes In certain situations, echoes from very distance targets may appear as false echoes (second-trace echoes) on the screen. This occurs when the return echo is received one transmission cycle later, or after a next radar pulse has been transmitted.
2.25 Waypoint Marker A waypoint marker, showing the location of the destination waypoint set on the plotter, may be inscribed on the radar display. 1. If not already shown, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key to display the radar soft keys. 2. Press the NAV FUNC soft key. 3.
2.26.1 Activating/deactivating ARP, TTM 1. Press the [MENU] key followed by the ARP SETUP soft key to show the ARP SETUP menu. 2. Select ARP TARGET INFO, then press the EDIT soft key to show the ARP target info window. 3.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.26.2 Acquiring and tracking targets (ARP) Ten targets may be acquired and tracked manually and automatically. When you attempt to acquire an 11th target, the message “ARP FULL – ALREADY TRACKING 10 TARGETS!” appears for five seconds. To acquire another target, terminate tracking of an unnecessary target as shown in the paragraph “2.26.4 Terminating tracking of ARP targets.”...
6. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. An acquisition area of 2.0 to 2.5 miles in range and ±45º on either side of the heading line in bearing appears. Note: Targets being tracked in automatic acquisition are continuously tracked when switching to manual acquisition.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.26.4 Terminating tracking of ARP targets When ten targets have been acquired, no more acquisition occurs unless targets are cancelled. If you need to acquire additional targets, you must first cancel one or more individual targets, or all targets, using one of the procedures below. Terminating tracking of selected targets 1.
2.26.5 Setting vector attributes (ARP) What is a vector? A vector is a line extending from a tracked target which shows estimated speed and course of the target. The vector tip shows an estimated position of the target after the selected vector time elapses. It can be useful to extend the vector length (time) in order to evaluate the risk of collision with any target.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.26.6 Displaying past position (ARP) This ARP can display time-spaced dots (maximum ten dots) marking the past positions of any targets being tracked. You can evaluate a target’s actions by the spacing between dots. Below are examples of dot spacing and target movement. (a) Ship turning To turn the past position display on or off: 1.
2.26.7 ARP, TTM target data You can show motion trends (range, bearing, course, speed, CPA and TCPA) for ARP or TTM targets. Note that TARGET ID NUMBER, in the ARP SETUP menu, must be turned on to display this data. 1.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.26.8 CPA/TCPA alarm (ARP) When the predicted CPA of any target becomes smaller than a preset CPA alarm range or its predicted TCPA less than a preset TCPA alarm limit, an audio alarm sounds and the speaker icon appears (in red). In addition, the target plot symbol of the offending target changes to a triangle and flashes together with its vector.
8. Select a TCPA limit from 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 6 min and 12 min. 9. Press the ENTER soft key. 10. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. 2.26.9 Lost target alarm (ARP) When the system detects a lost target, the target symbol becomes a diamond and tracking is discontinued after one minute.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.27 Interpreting the Radar Display 2.27.1 General Minimum and maximum ranges Minimum range The minimum range is defined by the shortest distance at which, using a scale of 1.5 or 0.75 nm, a target having an echoing area of 10 m from the point representing the antenna position.
2. RADAR OPERATION Radar resolution There are two important factors in radar resolution (discrimination): bearing resolution and range resolution. Bearing resolution Bearing resolution is the ability of the radar to display the echoes received from two targets, which are at the same range and close together, as separate targets. Bearing resolution is directly proportional to the antenna length, and inversely proportional to the radar's wavelength.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.27.2 False echoes Occasionally echo signals appear on the screen at positions where there is no target or disappear even if there are targets. False target situations may be recognized, however, if you understand why they are displayed. Typical false echoes are shown below.
Virtual image A relatively large target close to your ship may show at two positions on the screen. One of them is the true echo directly reflected by the target and the other is a false echo which is caused by the mirror effect of a large object on or close to your ship as shown in the figure below.
2. RADAR OPERATION 2.27.3 SART (Search and Rescue Transponder) A Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) may be triggered by any X-Band (3 cm) radar within a range of approximately 8 nm. Each radar pulse received causes it to transmit a response which is swept repetitively across the complete radar frequency band.
2. RADAR OPERATION General procedure for detecting SART response 1. Use the range scale of 6 or 12 nm as the spacing between the SART responses is about 0.6 nm (1125 m) to distinguish the SART. 2. Turn off the automatic clutter suppression (if applicable). 3.
Some sets have automatic/manual anti-clutter rain control facilities in which case the operator should switch to manual. Note: This SART information is excerpted from IMO SN/Circ 197 Operation of Marine Radar for SART Detection. 2.27.4 Racon (Radar Beacon) A racon is a radar transponder which emits a characteristic signal when triggered by a ship’s radar (usually only the 3 centimeter band).
Waypoint name Waypoint marker Note: The own ship marker blinks when the FURUNO GPS Receiver GP-310B loses the GPS signal. For the NavNet display units receiving the GPS signal, the message “No GPS fix!” appears approx. one minute after the signal is lost and is accompanied by the audio alarm.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Nav data window The data shown in the nav data window depends on the status of the NAV soft key and the cursor. Latitude and longitude of cursor intersection Waypoint data (waypoint selected with cursor) Own ship position soft key Destination...
3.1.2 Compass display The compass display, shown in combination displays, provides steering information. The compass rose shows two triangles: the red triangle shows own ship’s course and the black triangle, which moves with ship’s course, shows the bearing to destination waypoint. The water temperature and depth graphs, which require appropriate sensors, show the latest 10 minutes of water temperature and depth data.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Reading the XTE (cross-track error) monitor The XTE monitor, located below the compass rose, shows the distance you are off course and the direction to steer to return to course. The own ship marker moves according to direction and distance off course. It is shown in black when the amount of cross-track error is within the XTE monitor range and yellow when it is over.
3.1.3 Highway display The highway display, shown in combination displays, provides a graphic presentation of ship’s track along intended course. It is useful for monitoring ship’s progress toward a waypoint. The own ship marker shows the relation between ship and intended course. The XTE monitor shows the direction and amount your vessel is off course –...
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.1.4 Nav data display The nav data display provides comprehensive navigation data, and it is shown in a three-screen combination display. The user may select what data to display and where to display it. For details see the paragraph “5.8 Nav Data Display Setup.”...
Presentation Mode Three types of presentation modes are provided for the plotter display: north-up, course-up and auto course-up. To change the presentation mode, press the [HIDE/SHOW] key followed by the MODE soft key. Each press of the key changes the presentation mode and presentation mode indication (top right-hand corner of the screen) cyclically in the sequence of North-up, Course-up and Auto course-up.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.2.2 Course-up The course-up mode is useful for monitoring ship’s progress towards a waypoint. The destination is at the top of the screen when a destination is set. When no destination is set, the course or heading is at the top of the screen at the moment the course-up mode is selected.
Shifting the Display The plotter display can be shifted as below. 1. Use the trackball to locate the cursor at a screen edge. The screen shifts in the direction opposite of cursor location. 2. To turn off the cursor, press the CENTER soft key. This also returns the own ship marker to the screen center.
3.5.1 Chart card overview Your system reads FURUNO and NavCharts ™ (NAVIONICS) charts, or C-MAP charts, depending on the type of display unit you have. When you insert a suitable chart card in the slot and own ship is near any cartographic object, a chart appears.
When this happens, select proper chart scale. Note: Indices can be turned on or off. For further details see “Chart border line” on page 5-14 for FURUNO and NAVIONICS charts and page 5-16 for C-MAP charts. Sample chart (Japan), showing indices 3.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.5.3 FURUNO and NavCharts Chart symbols The table below shows FURUNO and NavCharts ™ chart symbols and their meanings. Symbol Data for aids to navigation Selected FURUNO and NavCharts ™ charts can show buoy and lighthouse data.
Port service icons (NavCharts ™ only) Selected NavCharts show services available at ports, with icons. 1. Use the trackball to place the cursor on the sailboat icon (denotes a port or harbor) desired. 2. Push the [ENTER] knob. 3. Roll the trackball horizontally to select icon desired at the top of the display. The services available appear directly below the icon selected.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.5.4 C-MAP charts Cursor and data display Besides its fundamental functions of providing position data, the cursor can also show information about caution area, depth area, source of data, etc. on C-MAP charts. In addition, you can display information about an icon by placing the cursor on it.
Icon data You may place the cursor on any icon to find information about the selected icon. 1. For example, place the cursor on a lighthouse icon. Place the cursor on a lighthouse icon. 080 22. 3456'E 16.0nm 2. Push the [ENTER] knob to show data. For example, the following window appears for a lighthouse.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 5. Press the RETURN soft key to finish. Tide information The C-MAP NT chart card provides for calculation of the tide heights for any date. Additionally it displays the times of sunrise and sunset. 1. Press the trackball to place the cursor on a Tide icon ( 2.
Horizontal Cursor Vertical Cursor 5. Press the DATE soft key to open the DATE window. (DAY. MONTH. YEAR) 6. Use the trackball to position the cursor where desired, then enter value with the alphanumeric keys. Repeat to enter complete date. 7.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Working with Track Your ship’s track is plotted on the screen using navigation data fed from position-fixing equipment. This section shows you what you can do with track, from turning it on or off to changing its plotting interval. In the default setting, own ship’s track is turned on and is displayed in red.
Target track Target track, NMEA format TTM (Tracked Target Message) data sentence, may be turned on or off as desired. The default setting is ON. 1. Press the [MENU] key followed by the CHART SETUP and TRACKS & MARKS CONTROL soft keys to open the TRACK CONTROL menu. 2.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.6.3 Changing track color Track can be displayed in red (default setting), yellow, green, light-blue, purple, blue and white. It can be useful to change track color on a regular basis to discriminate between previous day’s track, etc. Own ship’s track 1.
3.6.4 Track plotting method and interval for own ship track In drawing the own ship track, first the ship’s position fed from position-fixing equipment is stored into the unit’s memory at an interval of time or distance. A shorter interval provides for better reconstruction of the track, but the storage time of the track is reduced.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 4. Use the trackball to select digit and enter value with the alphanumeric keys. The CLEAR soft key functions to clear an entire line of data. 5. Push the [ENTER] knob or ENTER soft key. 6. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. 3.6.5 Changing own ship track/mark distribution setting The equipment stores a total of 8000 points of track and marks.
3.6.6 Erasing track This paragraph shows you how to erase own ship’s track and target tracks. You can erase ship’s track three ways: collectively, by color and by area. Erasing own ship track by area You can erase own ship’s track by area as below. This feature is not available when the overlay mode is in use.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Erasing own ship track by color You may erase own ship’s track by color as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key followed by the CHART SETUP, TRACKS & MARKS CONTROL and ERASE T & M soft keys to show the ERASE menu. 2.
Marks, Lines Marks are useful for denoting important points such as a good fishing spot. Marks can be inscribed in seven shapes and seven colors: Red, yellow, green, light-blue, purple, blue and white. 3.7.1 Entering a mark, line 1. Place the cursor where you want a mark to appear. 2.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 7. Use the trackball to select mark shape desired, then press the ENTER soft key. 8. Select MARKS SIZE, then press the EDIT soft key. 9. Use the trackball to select LARGE (default setting) or SMALL as appropriate. 10.
3. Use the trackball to select line style desired, then press the ENTER soft key. The line style “dot” disables line drawing. The joint between lines is determined by mark shape. For example, selecting the circle shape will join lines with a circle as below. 4.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Waypoints In navigation terminology, a waypoint is a particular location on a voyage whether it be a starting, intermediate or destination point. A waypoint is the simplest piece of information your equipment requires to get you to a destination, in the shortest distance possible.
6. Press the SELECT MARK soft key. 7. Press the MARK SHAPE soft key to open the mark shape selection window. Waypoint mark shape selection window 8. Operate the trackball to select shape desired. 9. Press the ENTER soft key. 10.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Entering a waypoint by range and bearing This method is useful when you want to enter a waypoint using range and bearing to a target found on a radar. 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2.
Entering a waypoint from the waypoint list You can manually enter waypoint position from the waypoint list as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES and WAYPOINTS soft keys. 3. Press the LOCAL LIST (lists waypoints in order from nearest to furthest) or ALPHANUMERIC LIST (lists waypoints in ALPHANUMERIC order) soft key.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Editing a waypoint from the plotter display You may edit waypoints from the plotter display as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key followed by the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES and WAYPOINTS soft key to open the waypoint menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINT BY CURSOR soft key. 3.
3.8.3 Erasing waypoints Erasing a waypoint directly from the plotter display 1. Operate the trackball to place the cursor on the waypoint you want to erase. A flashing diamond mark appears over the waypoint when the waypoint is correctly selected. 2.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.8.4 Changing waypoint mark size (FURUNO, NavCharts™) You may change the size of all waypoint marks to small or large (default), or you may turn them off. 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the CHART SETUP and CHART DETAILS soft keys.
3.8.5 Searching waypoints You can search for a waypoint through the alphanumeric waypoint list as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES, WAYPOINTS and ALPHANUMERIC LIST soft keys to show the alphanumeric list. 3. Use the trackball and the alphanumeric keys to enter up to three alphanumeric characters in the search window.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Routes Often a trip from one place to another involves several course changes, requiring a series of route points (waypoints) which you navigate to, one after another. The sequence of waypoints leading to the ultimate destination is called a route.
4. Press the NEW ROUTE soft key to open the new route entry screen. ROUTE NAME 5. If desired you can change the route name shown and/or add a comment. A route name may consist of six characters; comment, 13 characters. 6.
21.1 nm WAYPOINTS LENGTH 21.1 nm WAYPOINTS PUSH ENTER KNOB TO SEARCH FOR Save route menu ROUTE NAME COMMENT USE FURUNO BACK TRACK FUNCTION TO AUTOMATICALLY CREATE ROUTE BY TIME OR DISTANCE. Save route window SAVE ROUTE SELECT ROUTE RETURN SAVE...
6. Choose how to record points for your route, by time, by range or manual entry, by pressing BCKTRK TIME, BCKTRK RANGE or MANUAL soft key as appropriate. For manual entry, go to step 8. For BCKTRK TIME, BCKTRK DIST one of the following displays appears. TIME INTERVAL 00h01m (When selecting BCKTRK TIME.)
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.9.2 Connecting routes Two routes which you have created can be connected as follows to form a new route. 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES soft key. 3. Press the ROUTES soft key. 4.
3.9.3 Inserting waypoints Waypoints can be inserted in a route as follows: Inserting a waypoint from the route list 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES soft key. 3. Press the ROUTES soft key. 4.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 9. Use the trackball to select the waypoint you want to insert. (You can switch between the local list and alphanumeric list by using the LOCAL LIST and ALPHA LIST soft keys.) 10. Press the SELECT WPT or CHANGE WPT soft key, whichever is displayed. 11.
3.9.4 Removing waypoints from a route Removing a waypoint from the route list 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES soft key. 3. Press the ROUTES soft key. 4. Select a route. 5. Press the EDIT ROUTE and LOCAL LIST soft keys. 6.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.10 Navigation This section shows you how to get to a desired destination by “quick points,” waypoints, port services and routes. Note: Reciprocal setting and canceling of destination is available by outputting the data sentence ZDA from the NavNet unit connected to the navigator. 3.10.1 Navigating to a “quick point”...
Navigating to multiple quick points 1. Select “35 POINTS” following the procedure in “Selecting quick point entry method” on the previous page. 2. Press the GOTO soft key. 3. Place the cursor on an existing waypoint (SELECT WPT soft key appears) or a new location (ADD QP soft key appears).
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.10.3 Navigating to ports, port services (NavCharts NavCharts ™ have a port service list which shows services available at ports or harbors. (See page 3-13.) You can use the list to set your destination as follows: 1. Select “35 PTS/PORT SVC” following the procedure in “Selecting quick point entry method”...
4. If you selected PORT at step 3, use the trackball to select a port, then press the ENTER soft key. Make a route using the soft keys, then push the [ENTER] knob. (If you want to go directly to that port, simply press the ADD QP soft key followed by the [ENTER] knob.) If you selected NEAR SRVC at step 3, select service mark desired with the trackball and then push the ENTER soft key or the [ENTER] knob.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.10.4 Following a route Selecting the route to follow 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES soft key. 3. Press the ROUTES soft key to open the route list. 4. Select a route. 5.
Restarting navigation When you steer to avoid an obstacle or the vessel drifts, you may go off your intended course, as in Line 1 in the figure below. Also, if you don’t need to return to the original course, you can go directly to the next waypoint, as in Line 2 in the figure below.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION Setting speed for ETA calculation Speed, which may be input manually or automatically, is required to calculate ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) to a destination. 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the menu. 2. Press the WAYPOINTS/ROUTES soft key. 3.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION To select waypoint switching method do the following: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the PLOTTER SETUP soft key. 3. Use the trackball to select WAYPOINT SWITCHING. 4. Press the EDIT soft key to show the waypoint switching window. 5.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.11 Alarms The plotter section has eight conditions which generate both audio and visual alarms: arrival alarm, anchor watch alarm, XTE (Cross Track Error) alarm, proximity alarm, speed alarm, trip alarm, water temperature alarm and bottom alarm. (The bottom and water temperature alarms, which require depth and water temperature data, may also be set on the sounder alarm menu.
3.11.2 Arrival alarm The arrival alarm informs you that your boat is approaching a destination waypoint. The area that defines an arrival zone is that of a circle which you approach from the outside of the circle. The alarm will be released if your boat enters the circle.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.11.3 Anchor watch alarm The anchor watch alarm informs you that your boat is moving when it should be at rest. When the anchor watch is active, a red dashed circle with an “X” at its center marks the anchor watch area. 1.
3.11.4 XTE (Cross-Track Error) alarm The XTE alarm warns you when your boat is off its intended course. When the XTE alarm is active two red dashed lines mark the XTE alarm area. Own ship position Intended course 1. Press the [ALARM] key to open the alarm menu. 2.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 4. Use the trackball to select WITHIN, UNDER/OVER, or OFF as appropriate 5. For WITHIN and UNDER/OVER use the trackball and the alphanumeric keys to enter alarm range: Operate the trackball to select digit; use the alphanumeric keys to enter value. 6.
3.11.7 Trip alarm The trip alarm informs you when you have traveled a certain distance. 1. Press the [ALARM] key to open the alarm menu. 2. Use the trackball to select TRIP ALARM. 3. Press the EDIT soft key to show the trip alarm window. 4.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.11.8 Alarm information When an alarm setting has been violated, the buzzer sounds and the speaker icon appears and is red. Press the [CLEAR] key to silence the alarm. You can see which alarm has been violated on the ALARM menu. In the example below the arrival alarm has been violated.
3. PLOTTER OPERATION 3.12 Resetting Trip Distance Trip distance is shown on the navigation data display. You can reset the trip distance to zero as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION and GENERAL SETUP soft keys in that order to show the GENERAL SETUP menu.
VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION With connection of the optional Network Sounder ETR-6/10N you can show video sounder images on the display. Principle of Operation The video sounder determines the distance between its transducer and underwater objects such as fish, lake bottom or seabed and displays the results on screen.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Sounder Displays 4.2.1 Selecting a sounder display There are seven display modes from which to choose: dual frequency, single frequency, marker zoom, bottom zoom, bottom lock, bottom discrimination, and A-scope. To select a display; 1. Press the [DISP] key and then select sounder display desired. 2.
4.2.2 Description of sounder displays Single-frequency display Zero line Icons (alarm, battery, ° simulation) Color bar Temp. scale Water temp. graph Water temp. display Depth Note: The water temperature display requires an appropriate water temperature sensor. It can be turned on or off with TEMPERATURE GRAPH on the SOUNDER MENU.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Dual-frequency display The dual-frequency display provides both 50 kHz and 200 kHz pictures. This display is useful for comparing the same picture with two different sounding frequencies. 50 kHz picture The sounder uses ultrasonic pulses to detect bottom conditions. The lower the frequency of the pulse, the wider the detection area.
Fish school MARKER-ZOOM DISPLAY Marker-zoom display plus normal sounder display Bottom-zoom display The bottom-zoom display expands bottom and bottom fish echoes by the zoom range selected on the SOUNDER RANGE SETUP menu (see paragraph 5.9.3), and is useful for determining bottom hardness. A bottom displayed with a short echo tail usually means it is a soft, sandy bottom.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Bottom-lock display The bottom-lock display provides a compressed normal picture on the right half of the screen and a 10 or 20 feet (3 or 6 meter) wide layer in contact with the bottom is expanded onto the left half of the screen. This mode is useful for discriminating bottom fish from the bottom echo.
Bottom discrimination display The bottom discrimination mode displays the bottom echo to help you determine bottom hardness. A bottom displayed with a short echo tail usually means it is a soft, sandy bottom. A long echo tail means a hard bottom. Bottom tail Long tail = Hard bottom Short tail = Soft bottom...
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.2.3 Selecting screen split method in combination displays On combination sounder displays you can split the screen vertically or horizontally, using the SPLIT soft key as below. How to use the SPLIT soft key (example: dual frequency display) SPLIT SPLIT 200k...
Automatic Sounder Operation Automatic sounder operation is useful when you are preoccupied with other tasks and do not have the time to adjust the display. 4.3.1 How the automatic sounder works The automatic sounder function automatically selects the proper gain, range scale and clutter suppression level according to the depth.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Manual Sounder Operation Manual operation is useful for observing fish schools and bottom using a fixed gain setting. The gain, range and range shift functions used together give you the means to select the depth you can see on the screen. The basic range can be thought of as providing a “window”...
Press the [GAIN] key to show the gain window, and adjust the [ENTER] knob or trackball. Current level is shown on the bar, and the setting range is 0-100(%). Press the RETURN soft key to finish. Note 1: On the dual-frequency display, the gain can be independently set for 50 kHz and 200 kHz.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Measuring Depth, Time The VRM measures the depth and the cross-hair cursor, time. 1. Rotate the [ENTER] knob to shift the VRM; counterclockwise to shift it downward, clockwise to shift it upward. You may also use the trackball to shift the VRM.
Reducing Interference Interference from other acoustic equipment operating nearby or other electronic equipment on your boat may show itself on the display as shown below. To reduce interference, do the following: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SOUNDER MENU soft key. 3.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION Reducing Low Level Noise Light-blue dots may appear over most of the screen. This is mainly due to sediment in the water, or noise. This noise can be suppressed by adjusting CLUTTER on the SOUNDER SETUP menu. When the automatic sounder mode is used, clutter is automatically adjusted.
Erasing Weak Echoes Sediments in the water or reflections from plankton may be painted on the display in green or light blue. These weak echoes may be erased as below. 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SOUNDER MENU soft key. 3.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION White Marker The white marker functions to display a particular echo color in white. For example, you may want to display the bottom echo in white to discriminate fish echoes near the bottom. Note that the bottom must be displayed in reddish-brown (default color arrangement) for the white marker to function.
4.10 Picture Advance Speed The picture advance speed determines how quickly the vertical scan lines run across the screen. When selecting a picture advance speed, keep in mind that a fast advance speed will expand the size of the fish school horizontally on the screen and a slow advance speed will contract it.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.10.2 Advancement synchronized with ship’s speed With speed data provided by a speed-measuring device, picture advance speed may be automatically synchronized with ship’s speed. As shown in the figure below the horizontal scale of the display is not influenced with the speed-dependent picture advance mode active, thus it permits judgment of fish school size and abundance at any speed.
4.11 Display Colors You can select the number of colors and background color to display as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SOUNDER MENU soft key. 3. Select HUE, then press the EDIT soft key to show the hue window. 4.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.12 Alarms The sounder section has five conditions which generate audio and visual alarms: bottom alarm, fish alarm (bottom lock), fish alarm (normal) and water temperature alarm (temperature sensor required). You may set up the sounder alarms on the ALARM menu, which may be displayed by pressing the [ALARM] key.
4.12.2 Bottom alarm The bottom alarm sounds when the bottom echo is within the alarm range set. To activate the bottom alarm, the depth must be displayed. Note that the bottom alarm is turned on or off reciprocally with the bottom alarm on the plotter alarm menu.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.12.4 Fish alarm (B/L) The bottom-lock fish alarm sounds when a fish echo is within a predetermined distance from the bottom. Note that the sensitivity of the fish alarm can be set on the SOUNDER SYSTEM SETUP menu. 1.
4.12.5 Water temperature alarm There are two types of water temperature alarms: WITHIN RANGE and OUT OF RANGE. The WITHIN RANGE alarm sounds when the water temperature is within the range set, and the OUT OF RANGE alarm sounds when the water temperature is higher or lower than the range set.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.12.6 When an alarm setting is violated... When an alarm setting has been violated the buzzer sounds and the speaker icon appears in red. Press the [CLEAR] key to silence the alarm. At this time the color of the speaker icon changes from red to background color.
Alarm messages The table below shows the sounder alarm messages and their meanings. Message DEPTH ALARM! FISH ALARM! TEMPERATURE ALARM! 4.13 Water Temperature Graph The water temperature graph (appropriate sensor required) plots water temperature on the sounder display. (See the figure on page 4-3.) It can be turned on or off as below.
4. VIDEO SOUNDER OPERATION 4.14 Interpreting the Sounder Display 4.14.1 Zero line The zero line (sometimes referred to as the transmission line) represents the transducer’s position, and moves off the screen when a deep phased range is used. 4.14.2 Bottom echo Echoes from the bottom are normally the strongest and are displayed in reddish-brown, but the color and width will vary with bottom composition, water depth, frequency, sensitivity, etc.
4.14.3 Fish school echoes Fish school echoes will generally be plotted between the zero line and the bottom. Usually the fish school/fish echo is weaker than the bottom echo because its reflection property is much smaller compared to the bottom. The size of the fish school can be ascertained from the density of the display.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT This chapter describes the various options which allow you to set up your unit to suit your needs. For mode-specific menus, e.g. radar, plotter and sounder, make sure that you select the appropriate display when making changes or viewing menu options.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Item Description Key Beep Turns key beep on/off. Language Chooses menu language. Range Unit Chooses unit of range and speed measurement. Temperature Chooses unit of water temperature Unit measurement. Depth Unit Chooses unit of depth measurement. Temperature Chooses source of water temperature Source...
Contents of general setup menu (con’t from previous page) Item Description Bearing Chooses bearing display format for Readout course, course over ground and cursor bearing. Magnetic The magnetic variations for all areas of Variation the earth are preprogrammed into this unit.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Item Description References EBL bearing, shown in Reference the EBL data box, to North (True) or heading (Relative). Relative with no heading input. True only in course-up, north-up and true motion. Cursor Chooses how to display cursor Position position.
Contents of radar display setup menu (con’t from previous page) Item Description Background Chooses colors of background, Color range rings and characters. Effective when HUE soft key is set for MANUAL. Echo Color Chooses echo color. 2ND Echo Reduces second-trace echoes. See Rejection the paragraph “2.24 Suppressing Second-trace Echoes.”...
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 5.2.2 Radar range setup You may choose the radar ranges you wish to use, from the RADAR RANGE SETUP menu. After choosing the ranges desired, change the range with the [RANGE] key to activate range settings. Available ranges depends on the radar used.
5.2.3 Function key setup The function keys provide one-touch execution of a desired function. The default radar function key settings are as shown in the table below. Function Key If the above settings are not to your liking you may change them as follows: 1.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 4. Select function desired with the trackball, then press the ENTER soft key or [ENTER] knob to register your selection. 5. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. Menu Item Assigns no function. HL: HDG LINE OFF Turns heading line off.
Plotter Setup This paragraph provides the information necessary for setting up the plotter display. 5.3.1 Navigation options Navigation options, for example, waypoint switching method, may be set on the PLOTTER SETUP menu. 1. Show the plotter display, then press the [MENU] key open the main menu. 2.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 5.3.2 Function key setup The function keys provide one-touch execution of a desired function. The default plotter function key settings are as shown in the table below. Function Start/stop recording/plotting own ship’s track. Edit mark/line. Ruler (measure range and bearing between two points).
4. Select function desired with the trackball, then press the ENTER soft key or [ENTER] knob to register your selection. 5. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. Menu Item Assigns no function. ADD: ADD NEW WPT Registers waypoint at cursor position. Place cursor for waypoint location, then press function key.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Chart Setup This paragraph shows you how to setup digital charts, from offsetting chart position to turning chart attributes on or off. 5.4.1 Chart offset In some instances position may be off by a few seconds. For example, the position of the ship is shown to be at sea while it is in fact moored at a pier.
5.4.2 FURUNO, NavCharts FURUNO, NavCharts ™ chart attributes may be turned on or off from the CHART DETAILS menu, which you may display as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the CHART SETUP and CHART DETAILS soft keys.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Contents of chart details menu (FURUNO, NavCharts ™ ) Item Description Lat/Lon Grid Latitude and longitude grids Text Geographic place, name Information Waypoints Waypoint size Waypoint Waypoint name Names Chart Border Border lines (indices) Lines Landmass...
DEPTH < 10m DEPTH = 10m YELLOW DEPTH > 10m LIGHT BLUE DEPTH INFORMATION 10m = APPROX. 30ft OR 5fa OR 6pb Contour line menu (FURUNO, NavCharts ™) CHART PLACE NAME DETAILS COMPASS TIDE & CURRENT EDIT NATURAL FEATURE RIVER & LAKE...
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Item Description Waypoint Waypoint display Waypoint Waypoint name Name Lat/Lon Grid Latitude and longitude grids Chart Border Border lines Line (indices) Background Chart background color Color Port & Port services icon display Service Attention Attention area icon display Area Nav Lane Navigation lanes...
Contents of chart details menu for C-MAP (con’t from previous page) Item Description DEPTH INFO Bathymetric Line soft key (See below.) Spot Sounding Bottom Type Depth Area Limit Bathymetric Range Settings description Basic: Shows basic characteristics of objects. Detailed: Shows detailed characteristics of objects. Multiple: Shows multiple icons for complex objects.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Data Boxes Setup You may select the data to show in the data boxes for the plotter, radar and sounder displays. Six boxes may be displayed in case of small size data box and two for large size data box. 1.
Hot Page Setup Six user-arrangeable hot pages are provided for quick selection of desired display. If the default hot pages are not to your liking you may change them as shown below. 1. Press the [MENU] key followed by pressing the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, SYSTEM SETUP, HOT PAGE &...
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 4. Rotate the [ENTER] knob to select a main screen, then press the [ENTER] knob. For example, select the radar display. Your choice is then marked with an “X” to show that is has been selected. Hot page setup menu, SPLIT X 3 screen, sub screen selection 5.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 5.7.2 GPS receiver setup The GPS SETUP menu sets up the GPS Receiver GPS-310B. Press the [MENU] key followed by the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, NAV OPTION and GPS SENSOR SETTINGS soft keys to display this menu. Item Local Time GPS uses UTC time.
Contents of GPS setup menu (con’t from previous page) Item Position When the DOP or receiving condition is Smoothing unfavorable, the GPS fix may change greatly, even if the vessel is not moving. This change can be reduced by smoothing the raw GPS fixes. A setting between 000 to 999 is available.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Contents of GPS setup menu (con’t from previous page) Item Description Disable Every GPS satellite is broadcasting Satellite abnormal satellite number(s) in its Almanac, which contains general orbital data about all GPS satellites, including those which are malfunctioning.
5.7.3 TD display setup The TD SETUP menu sets which Loran C or Decca chain to use to display TD position. (Connection of a Loran C or Decca navigator is not necessary to display TD position.) 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 6. If necessary, you may enter a position offset to refine Loran C position accuracy. Select (GRI) CORRECTION 1 or CORRECTION 2, then press the EDIT soft key. Enter correction value with the trackball and alphanumeric keys.
Nav Data Display Setup The nav data display shows various navigation data, fed from a navigator, network equipment, etc. You may select the data to display and where to display it as follows: 1. Press the [MENU] key to open the main menu. 2.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT Sounder Setup This section shows you how to customize your network sounder to your liking. You can set fish alarm sensitivity, fine tune sensors, etc. 5.9.1 System setup 1. Show the sounder display, then press the [MENU] key. 2.
Sounder system setup menu description (con’t from previous page) Item Description TVG (Time Varied Gain) (50 kHz, 200 compensates for propagation kHz) attenuation of the ultrasonic waves. It does this by equalizing echo presentation so that fish schools of the same size appear in the same density in both shallow and deep waters.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 5.9.2 Sensor setup The SENSOR SETUP menu lets you further refine speed, water temperature and depth data fed from the network sounder. 1. Show the sounder display, then press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SOUNDER SYSTEM SETUP and SENSOR SETUP soft keys to show the SENSOR SETUP menu.
5.9.3 Sounding range, zoom range, bottom lock range This paragraph shows you how to set custom ranges for basic range, zoom range (marker and bottom zoom) and bottom lock range. All default basic ranges are restored whenever the unit of depth measurement is changed. Therefore, change the depth unit before changing the basic ranges.
5. CUSTOMIZING YOUR UNIT 5.9.4 Function key setup The function keys provide one-touch execution of a desired function. The default sounder function key settings are as shown in the table below. Function Output current position . Suppress clutter. Erase weak signal. Suppress noise.
5. Select function desired with the trackball, then press the ENTER soft key or [ENTER] knob to register your selection. 6. Press the [MENU] key to close the menu. Menu Item Assigns no function. MOD: AUTO MODE Display automatic mode selection window. G20: GAIN 200 kHz Displays 200 kHz gain adjustment window.
DATA TRANSFER This chapter provides information for saving and replaying data to and from memory cards, uploading and downloading data, loading waypoint data from Yeoman, and outputting data through the network. Memory Card Operations The memory cards store these data: marks, lines, waypoints, routes, track, and setting data.
6. DATA TRANSFER 6.1.2 Saving data to a memory card 1. Insert a formatted memory card into the slot. 2. Press the [MENU] key followed by the CONFIGURATION, DATA TRANSFER, UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD DATA and SAVE DATA TO MEMORY CARD soft keys to show the SAVE DATA menu. TRACKS MARKS &...
Memory card messages Various memory card messages appear to alert you to memory card-related error. These are tabulated below. Message Memory card is not Memory card not inserted. Please insert inserted. memory card. Push ENTER knob to continue. Memory card is not Unformatted memory formatted.
6. DATA TRANSFER 6.1.3 Playing back data from a memory card Data (track, marks, lines, waypoints, routes and setting data) can be loaded from a memory card and displayed on the screen. This feature is useful for observing past data and setting up the equipment for a specific purpose with “setting data.” 1.
Uploading, Downloading Data You can upload/download waypoints, routes, marks and lines from/to a PC, through the DATA 4 port at the rear of the display unit. Note that radar and sounder data cannot be uploaded or downloaded. 6.2.1 Setting communication software on the PC The communication format (RS-232C) with the PC is as follows: Baud Rate: Character Length: 8 bits...
6. DATA TRANSFER 7. To change the baud rate, press the SELECT BPS soft key. 8. Select baud rate, then press the ENTER soft key. 9. Press the DWLOAD or UPLOAD soft key. You are asked if you are ready to download or upload waypoints and routes.
Route data menu $GPRTE, x, x, a, ccc, c----c, c----c, ... , c----c <CR><LF> 1 2 3 1: Number of sentences required for one complete route data (1 to 4). See Note 2: Number of sentences currently used (1 to 4) 3: Message mode (Always set to C) 4: Route No.
6. DATA TRANSFER Loading Waypoint Data from Yeoman Waypoint data can be loaded from a Yeoman to this equipment. Connect the Yeoman to a DATA port on this equipment and then follow the procedure below. 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2.
Receiving Data Via Network Equipment You can receive waypoints, routes, marks and lines from NavNet equipment. 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION soft key. 3. Press the DATA TRANSFER soft key. 4. Press the RECEIVE DATA VIA NETWORK soft key. 5.
6. DATA TRANSFER 10. Press the RCV soft key followed by the [ENTER] knob. The message “NOW RECEIVING DATA.” is displayed. If no data could be found, the message “(HOST NAME)’ IS NOT FOUND.” appears. 11. When the transfer is completed, the message “DATA TRANSFER COMPLETED.
MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING This chapter provides information necessary for keeping your unit in good working order and remedying simple problems. Preventive Maintenance Regular maintenance is important for optimum performance. A maintenance program should be established and should at least include the items shown in the table below.
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING Replacement of Fuse The fuse on the power cable protects the equipment from reverse polarity of the ship’s mains and equipment fault. If the fuse blows, find out the cause before replacing it. Use the correct fuse (15A for 12 V device, 7A for 24 V device). Using the wrong fuse will damage the equipment and void the warranty.
Simple Troubleshooting This section provides simple troubleshooting procedures which the user can follow to restore normal operation. If you cannot restore normal operation do not attempt to check inside the unit. Any trouble should be referred to a qualified technician. 7.5.1 General If…...
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING 7.5.3 Plotter Requires GPS Receiver GP-310B. If… position is not fixed within three minutes position is wrong the track is not plotted the bearing is wrong Loran C (or Decca) TDs do not appear Loran C (or Decca) TDs are wrong the ship’s speed indication is not zero...
7.5.4 Sounder Requires Network Sounder ETR-6/10N. If… you selected a sounder display with the DISP key marks and characters appear the picture appears picture sensitivity is too low the depth indication is not displayed noise or interference shows on the display the water temperature graph appears 7.
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING Diagnostics This paragraph provides the procedures for testing the equipment for proper operation. Four tests are provided: Memory I/O test, Keyboard test, Remote controller test, and Test pattern. 7.6.1 Memory I/O test The memory I/O test provides for individual testing of the display unit, GPS Receiver GP-310B, Network Sounder ETR-6/10N and ARP, displaying program number and checking for proper operation.
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING Network sounder test (Requires Network Sounder ETR-6/10N) Press the NETWORK SOUNDER TEST soft key at the MEMORY I/O TEST menu to test the Network Sounder ETR-6/10N. The equipment displays network sounder program version number, checks the ROM and RAM, and displays water temperature (appropriate sensor required) and depth.
7.6.2 Test pattern The test pattern test checks the display for proper display of colors. 1. Press the [MENU] key to show the menu. 2. Press the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION soft key. 3. Press the SYSTEM SETUP soft key. 4. Press the TEST & CLEAR soft key. 5.
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING 7.6.3 Keyboard, remote controller test The keyboard test checks the controls on the display unit and remote controller for proper operation. 1. Press the [MENU] key to show the menu. 2. Press the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION soft key. 3.
GPS Status Display The GPS status display provides data about the GPS satellites. It is available with connection of the GPS Receiver GP-310B or a GPS navigator outputting the data sentence GSA or GSV. 1. Press the [MENU] key. 2. Press the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, NAV OPTION and GPS SENSOR SETTINGS soft keys to display the GPS SENSOR SETTINGS menu.
7. MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING Clearing Memories Your equipment has a memory for each of the plotter, radar and sounder sections. These memories can be cleared to restart operation with default settings. The following data are not cleared: Heading adjustment, timing adjustment, MBS level, tuning point, tuning indication (short, medium, long), video level, dead sector, antenna height, STC curve, antenna type, on time, tx time.
Error Messages In addition to alarm messages your equipment also displays error messages. Error Message Connection with the ETR was cut. Connection with the RADAR was cut. Low Voltage! Internal Battery No bearing pulse detected. No GPS fix! No heading pulse detected. 7.
APPENDIX Geodetic Chart List 001: WGS84 002: WGS72 003: TOKYO : Mean Value (Japan, Korea, and Okinawa) 004: NORTH AMERICAN 1927 : Mean Value (CONUS) 005: EUROPEAN 1950 : Mean Value 006: AUSTRALIAN GEODETIC 1984 : Australia and Tasmania Island 007: ADINDAN : Mean Value (Ethiopia and Sudan) 008: : Ethiopia 009: : Mall...
APPENDIX Icons Icon North marker. Points to North. Correct chart and suitable scale - full chart reliability. Chart overenlarged. Chart card not inserted. Wrong chart card inserted. Chart scale too small. Plotter, radar, sounder alarm setting violated. Track is not being recorded or plotted. Chart offset applied.
2.14. Alarms 3. POWER SUPPLY 3.1. Rated Voltage/Current 3.2. Rectifier (option) 4. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION 4.1. Ambient Temperature 4.2. Relative Humidity 4.3. Waterproofing 4.4. Bearing Vibration 5. COATING COLOR 5.1. Display Unit 6. COMPASS SAFE DISTANCE 6.1. Display Unit C-MAP chart card also available for C-MAP NT Model Arrival and Anchor watch, Cross track error and proximity alarms, Ship’s speed in and out alarms, Water temperature, Trip alarm, Fish alarm, Bottom alarm (ETR required)
Track displaying other targets'... 3-19 displaying own ship's... 3-18 erasing all own ship's ... 3-24 erasing all targets' ... 3-24 erasing own ship's by area ... 3-23 erasing own ship's by color ... 3-24 memory distribution setting ... 3-22 plotting interval ... 3-21 plotting method ...