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Garmin Astro Dog Tracking System Owner's Manual

Garmin owner's manual gps-enabled dog tracking system.

 
Astro
owner's manual
GPS-enabled dog tracking system

Summary of Contents

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    Astro ™ owner’s manual GPS-enabled dog tracking system...

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    Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Garmin reserves the right to change or improve its products and to make changes in the content without obligation to notify any person or organization of such changes or improvements. Visit the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com) for current updates and supplemental information concerning the use and operation of this and other Garmin products.

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    Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Contact Garmin Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using ® your Astro 220. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support by phone: (913) 397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, or go to www.garmin.com/support/.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using the Compass Page ... Using the Altimeter Page ... Using Tracks ... Creating Routes ... Using the Highway Page ... Using Proximity Locations ... Using Turn Preview ... Using Active Route ... Using the Satellite Page ... Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Marine Alarms Setup ... Time Setup ... Units Setup ... Heading Setup ... Calibration Setup ... Altimeter Setup ... Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Appendix ...54 Specifications ... Optional Accessories ... Transferring Data ... Caring for the Astro 220 System ...

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    GPS devices to assist in the taking of big game animals. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of applicable laws and ordinances, and Garmin makes no such guarantees or warranties that this list is complete. Check your state and local laws and ordinances to ensure you fully understand any restrictions applicable to this product in your jurisdiction prior to purchase and/or use.

  • Page 7: Getting Started, Unit Overview

    Unit Overview Power attachment slot screen Battery compartment Battery compartment cover and access to Keypad the microSD Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Getting Started Belt clip button attachment Wrist strap locking D-ring card ™ tray Getting Started antenna antenna...

  • Page 8: Installing The Batteries In The Astro 220

    Wrist strap installation Battery Battery Compartment Compartment page 57 to install or remove the microSD data card in the battery compartment. Belt clip button installation (tighten the button securely by turning it clockwise) Belt clip Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 9: Using The Astro 220 Keypad Functions

    MARK–Press to mark your current location. BACK–Press to cancel data entry or move backward to the Main Menu. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Getting Started MAP–Press to view the Map page. Rocker–Press up, down, left, or right to highlight options and to enter data, or to move the map-panning arrow.

  • Page 10: Turning The Astro 220 On, Charging The Dc 30

    The first time you turn the Astro 220 on, a message appears followed by a prompt. Thereafter, when you turn the Astro 220 on, the Garmin Logo appears, followed by the Dog Tracker page. Garmin Logo Dog Tracker Page To adjust the backlight level: 1.

  • Page 11: Acquiring Gps Satellite Signals

    2. To turn the DC 30 off, press and hold the key. Battery charging port Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals Before the Astro 220 can find your current location and the location of the DC 30, both units must acquire GPS signals.

  • Page 12: Calibrating The Astro 220 Compass, Operating The Astro 220

    Scroll bar–a bar that appears on the right side of a list that is too long to fit on the screen. Use the Rocker to scroll through a list. Press IN or oUt to scroll a set of items. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 13: Manual Conventions, On-screen Messages

    Using the Status Bar The status bar at the top of each Astro 220 page provides status information. Status Bar Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual • –indicates the remaining battery power. • –appears when the Astro 220 is powered by an external source.

  • Page 14: Dog Tracking, Communicating With The Dc 30

    To view details about a selected dog: 1. Use the Rocker to select a dog on the list. 2. Press ENTER to view the Dog Information page. Distance to the dog Dog Tracker Page Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    (Running, Sitting, Treed, On point, or Unknown?), the distance from your location, the distance traveled, and the average speed. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Naming the Dog Dog name The Astro 220 assigns a name such as Dog or Dog 1 to field every Dog Unit (DC 30) linked to it.

  • Page 16: Tracking A Dog

    60). The Dog Tracker page shows the direction and distance of the dog from the Astro 220, and the status of the dog. 59). (page 1) pointing up. and hold the Astro 220 level. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    To track a dog on the Map page: Press MAP. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual The Map page indicates the following: • The location of the dog, its name, and a track showing its movements •...

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    If necessary, you can manually assign a new ID number to a dog. When possible, you should allow the Astro 220 to automatically assign IDs. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Dog List >...

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    Keeping an unobstructed line of sight Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual between you and your dog’s DC 30 produces the best communication signal. Obstructed radio waves result Change in a poor signal.

  • Page 20: Main Menu

    Rocker. Select stored on the map. Advanced–displays advanced options. • Find (page • GPS Applications • Accessories • Settings Use Map and select a point using Use Find Menu to view locations (page (page (page Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 21: Mark Location

    NotE: The Mark Covey option allows you to enter the estimated number of birds flushed and the number taken. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual 3. To edit location information, select the appropriate field, and press ENTER to open the on-screen keypad.

  • Page 22: Averaging A Marked Location, Projecting A Location

    3. Enter the bearing and distance to the projected location in the appropriate fields at the bottom of the page. To navigate to the location, select > to begin averaging. Save > OK. Advanced Find Marked > > Project Location. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 23: Map Page Options

    As you pan past the edge of the current map display, the screen scrolls to provide continuous map coverage. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Press IN and oUt to change the map scale. An accuracy circle represents the area containing your current location.

  • Page 24: Data Fields

    To change the data shown in selected fields: 1. Press MENU > 2. Use the Rocker to select a field. 3. Press ENTER to show a list of options. 4. Select an option > ENTER. arrow Change Data Fields. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 25: Measuring Distance

    3. Move the arrow to another point. The distance between the two points is shown in the upper-right corner of the Map page. End point of the measurement is labeled REF Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Measure Distance. Measured distance Push pin...

  • Page 26: Find Features

    To find an item from another location on the map: 1. On the Information page of a location, press MENU > Change Reference. The Map page opens. Advanced > Find > Recent Here. The Find menu opens. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    When a geocache is found, the Astro 220 marks the cache as found, logs an entry into the calendar, and shows the nearest cache. Go to my.garmin.com, log on, and click for details and how to download geocache locations from the Internet.

  • Page 28: Item Information Page Options, Using Optional Detailed Maps

    2. Select <ENTER 3. Enter the street number using the on-screen keypad > (on the keypad). (page 14). (page 14). All Points of Advanced > Find > (or Intersections). <ENTER Region> Number>. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual field...

  • Page 29: Poi Loader And Custom Points Of Interest

    Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual POI Loader and Custom Points of Interest Create your own category for points of interest by using the Garmin POI Loader utility, downloadable from the Garmin Web site: www.garmin.com/products/poiloader. Follow the Help instructions to use POI Loader. >...

  • Page 30: Gps Applications, Using The Trip Computer

    To open the Trip Computer page: Press MENU > MENU > Applications To change Trip Computer settings: 1. On the Trip Computer page, press MENU. Advanced > > Trip Computer. Trip Computer Page Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 31: Using The Compass

    It also provides navigation data such as current speed, distance to the next point on the route, and estimated arrival time. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To open the Compass page: Press MENU > MENU > Applications >...

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    Bearing to destination there are no major obstacles in your path. It also helps you avoid hazards to either side of the course, such as shoals or submerged rocks. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Scale Bearing to destination Course Pointer...

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    (page • Restore Defaults–restores compass settings to the default settings. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To change the type of data on the compass: 1. On the Compass page, press MENU > Fields. 2. Use the Rocker to select a field.

  • Page 34: Using The Altimeter

    To open the Altimeter page: Press MENU > MENU > Applications Range grid measurement Re-Sight to set Rate of ascent or descent Advanced > > Altimeter. Customizable data fields Elevation profile Current elevation Altimeter Page Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    2. Press ENTER. The point is marked by the map pointer with location coordinates, the compass bearing, and the distance from your current location. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Changing Altimeter Settings To change altimeter settings: 1. On the Altimeter page, press MENU.

  • Page 36: Using Tracks

    A track is a recording of your path and of the path of your dogs. The track log contains information about points along the recorded path, including time, location, and elevation for each point. > to reset the selected options. Calibrate > Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Track Log Setup To clear the track log: On the Track page, select Clear > Yes. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To set up a track log: On the Track page, select Setup. • Wrap When Full–replaces the oldest data with new data when the track log is full.

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    > ENTER to start the area calculation. When you begin to move, a 2. When you are finished, select Stop. Save > > Map. The Saved Track on the Map Area Calculation Stop button appears. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    You can create a track elevation profile, from DEM maps, that includes elevation data. When these types of maps Use Map Data - Use track Data are available, a appears when you select Profile. Refer to the Garmin Web site www.garmin.com/cartography/ontheTrail/ more information about MapSource U.S. Topo maps.

  • Page 40: Creating Routes

    3. Select one of the Find menu categories for the first point on the route. 4. Select the first point on the route. 5. Select Use. 6. To add more points to the route, repeat steps 2 through 5. page Advanced > > Routes. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    After you create a route, use the Route page to edit the route, change the route name, and review route points. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To change the name of the route: 1. On the Routes page, select a saved route.

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    Copy Route–makes a copy of the route. • Delete Route–deletes the route. • Change Data Fields–selects different values for the two data fields at the bottom of the page. • Restore Defaults–restores route settings to the default settings. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 43: Using The Highway, Using Proximity Locations

    Your course is represented by a center line down the middle of the screen. Press IN or oUt to zoom in or out on the map. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To change Highway settings: 1. On the Highway page, press MENU.

  • Page 44: Using Turn Preview

    MENU > MENU > Advanced > GPS Applications Turn Preview. Turn Preview Page 2. To scroll through all turn previews, press up or down on the Rocker. Press ENTER to view an individual turn. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual >...

  • Page 45: Using Active Route, Using The Satellite

    To open the Satellite page: Press MENU > MENU > Advanced Applications > Satellite. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Receiver status Satellite > location Satellite signal...

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    GPS Applications • New Location–select if you have moved the unit more than 600 miles and you are having trouble locking onto satellite signals. • GPS Elevation–displays your current elevation. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 47: Accessories, Calendar

    To open the Calendar: Press MENU > MENU > Advanced Calendar. The current week appears. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To add a location to the Calendar: 1. Use the Rocker > ENTER to show the page for that Advanced >...

  • Page 48: Calculator, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset

    2. Use the Rocker to select the field you want to change. Enter the new value, and press ENTER. When done, select OK. > Sunrise/Sunset page Advanced > Accessories Lap by Lap by Button Press). Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual >...

  • Page 49: Hunting Almanac, Games

    Maze, GekoSmak, Nibbons, Gekoids, and Beast Hunt). Some games use GPS during the game. Most games contain a tutorial. To open the Games list: Press MENU > MENU > Advanced Games. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual > Accessories > Accessories...

  • Page 50: Settings, System Setup

    • Software Version–displays the Astro 220 software version, the GPS SW version, and the unit identification number. NotE: View Card Info available only when a microSD card is installed. Mass Storage Mode Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 51: Dog List Setup, Dog Alerts Setup, Display Setup

    60 seconds. • GPS Lost Alert–indicates that the dog’s DC 30 has lost GPS satellite signals. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual • Lost Communication Alert–the Astro 220 is not receiving the signals from the DC 30.

  • Page 52: Tones Setup, Main Menu Setup, Map Setup

    1. Press MENU > MENU > Map. > Settings > 2. Use the Rocker left or right to move from icon to icon when selecting a Map Setup category. Advanced > Settings > > ENTER. Advanced > Settings > Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Detail–selects the degree of map detail. • • Lock on Road–locks the position pointer to the nearest road. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Map Setup – Tracks Page On the Map Setup page (page 46), highlight the Tracks icon.

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    MapSource maps appear. Use the Rocker > ENtER to show the detailed map on the map display or turn it off. Press MENU to select options for hiding or showing maps. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual (page 46), highlight the...

  • Page 55: Routing Setup

    Auto (location shown when map pointer passes over), or On. Symbol Set–selects the map symbol set (Auto, • GARMIN, NOAA, International). Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Routing Setup To open the Routing Setup page: Press MENU > MENU > Advanced Routing.

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    1. On the Routing Setup page, select Options (bottom of the page). 2. In the Avoid field, select the types of roads you want to Follow Road avoid. Calculation Follow Road Calculate Follow Road Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 57: Geocache Setup, Marine Alarms Setup, Time Setup

    Geocache Setup Use the Geocache Setup page to find and record geocaches. Go to my.garmin.com, login, and click Geocaching for geocaching information and to download geocache locations. To setup Geocaching: 1. Press MENU > MENU > Advanced Geocache. 2. Select Find or Found.

  • Page 58: Units Setup, Heading Setup

    Switch to compass heading when below–sets the speed to switch to a compass heading when for more than time is exceeded. • for more than–sets the time to switch to a compass heading. Advanced > Settings > Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 59: Calibration Setup, Altimeter Setup, Astro Dog Tracking System Owner's Manual

    Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual To set the altimeter to self-calibrate each time you turn the Astro 220 on: 1.

  • Page 60: Appendix, Specifications

    Acquisition times: average, for a stationary receiver with an open sky view. Warm: 15 seconds Cold: 45 seconds AutoLocate: 2 minutes Update Rate: 1/second, continuous Antenna: Astro 220: Built-in quad helix DC 30: Built-in patch Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Map Storage: microSD card capacity (a small portion of the card capacity is used for formatting) Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Power Source: Astro 220: Two 1.5 volt AA batteries, vehicle power adapter, USB data cable DC 30: Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery,...

  • Page 62: Optional Accessories, Transferring Data

    To achieve the best terrain details when hunting, use Garmin U.S. Topo maps. The amount of data transferable is limited to the capacity Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual MicroSD card cover MicroSD card tray page MicroSD card To transfer Garmin MapSource map data to the microSD card: Follow the instructions provided with the MapSource map data disk. To use the USB mass storage mode: 1.

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    2. Unplug your Astro 220 from your computer. Updating Astro 220 software To update software on the Astro 220: 1. Install Garmin MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager. Follow the instructions for installation and operation provided with the software. 2. Connect the Astro 220 to a computer using the USB cable provided.

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    The DC 30 uses your Astro 220 as a wireless transfer device when transferring software updates and detailed dog tracks. 1. Install Garmin MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager. Follow the instructions for installation and operation provided with the software. 2. Connect the Astro 220 to a computer using the USB cable provided.

  • Page 66: Caring For The Astro 220 System

    MapSource on your computer using the Astro 220 as a wireless transfer device to a computer. To transfer dog unit (DC 30) tracks: 1. Open Garmin MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager. 2. Connect the Astro 220 to a computer using the USB cable provided. Turn the Astro 220 on.

  • Page 67: Software License Agreement

    FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in this device (the “Software”) in binary executable form in the normal operation of the product. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin.

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    Appendix a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any derivative works based on the Software. You agree not to export or re-export the Software to any country in violation of the export control laws of the United States of America.

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    FRS/GMRS radios on board. Switch OFF your radio before boarding an aircraft or check the airline rules. Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual Blasting Areas–To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your radio OFF when in a “blasting area” or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.”...

  • Page 70: Index

    DEM maps depth units detail detailed maps 22, display mode display setup distance, measuring distance/speed dog alerts dog information page dog list setup dog status Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual locations averaging a location marking moving projecting lock on road lost communication alert Main Menu adding items...

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    ‘n go single color small numbers software version specifications spot soundings start new hunt start tracking status bar stop measuring navigation tracking stopwatch Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual...

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    WAAS transferring dog tracks water immersion trip computer page wrap when full turn preview page wrist strap units of measure units setup Astro Dog Tracking System Owner’s Manual zoom altimeter auto highway page track profile zoom ranges altimeter Index...

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    For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com. © 2009 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Garmin International, Inc. 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA Garmin (Europe) Ltd.

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