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Raynav 300 GPS
Owner's Handbook
Document Number: 81171_5
Date: September 2002



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  • Page 1 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Owner’s Handbook Document Number: 81171_5 Date: September 2002...
  • Page 3: Waas Satellite Differential Gps

    The ‘corrected’ differential messages are then broadcast through two Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites on the same frequency as the GPS signal. The Raymarine Raynav 300 and 301GPS receiver utilizes one of its 12 channels to ‘listen’ and decode the corrected WAAS messages. The result is a DGPS system that provides improved accuracy (<3 meters) in...
  • Page 4: Availability Of The Waas System In North America

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 4903-1 Figure i: The WAAS System Availability of the WAAS System in North America The WAAS system is presently broadcasting and being tested for aviation use. It is expected to be certified by the FAA in 2002. During this testing and certification period, continuous service is expected;...
  • Page 5: Coverage Outside Of North America

    The navigational accuracy of equipment using these satellite broadcast SD signals during the testing and qualification phases is not guaranteed by Raymarine Limited or Raytheon Corporation, nor is the continuation of the broadcast SD signals the responsibility of Raymarine Limited or Raytheon Corporation.
  • Page 6: Preface

    Warranty To register your Raynav 300 GPS Plotter ownership, please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found at the end of this handbook. It is important that you complete the owner information and return the card to the factory in order to receive full warranty benefits.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Prelim Pages Contents - Raynav 300 Plotter SAFETY NOTICES................. iii WAAS Satellite Differential GPS ..........iii Availability of the WAAS System in North America ...iv Extended Offshore Coverage ..........iv Coverage Outside of North America ........v Accuracy and Continuation of Broadcast Coverage ....v Preface ..................
  • Page 8 viii Chapter 3: Operation ..................3-1 3.1 Introduction................3-1 3.2 Changing the Display Mode............3-1 Data Display Pages ..............3-2 GPS/Waypoint Data ..............3-3 Boat/Environment Data ............3-6 CDI/BDI Data .................3-9 Data Boxes ................3-10 Data Log ................3-11 3.3 Working with Waypoints............3-12 Introduction ................3-12 Placing a Waypoint ...............3-13 Selecting a Waypoint .............3-16 Waypoint Data Display ............3-17 Editing Waypoint Details ............3-17...
  • Page 9 Prelim Pages 3.8 Man Overboard (MOB) ............3-46 3.9 Alarms & Timers..............3-47 3.10 Cursor Echo................3-49 Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter ............ 4-1 4.1 Introduction................4-1 4.2 Changing the Set Up Parameters..........4-2 4.3 System Set Up Parameters ............4-3 Bearing Mode ................4-4 Cursor Reference ..............4-4 Cursor Readout ................4-5 Day/Night ................4-5...
  • Page 10 6.2 Resetting the System ..............6-2 6.3 Problem Solving...............6-3 Appendix A: Technical Summary ............A-1 Appendix B: SeaTalk and NMEA Data.............B-1 Appendix C: List of Abbreviations ............C-1 GPS Antenna Mounting Template ............T-1 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Mounting Template ......... T-3 Index........................ xi...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Overview

    How this Handbook is Organized Chapter 1 - Overview (this chapter) provides an overview of the features and functions of the Raynav 300 GPS Plotter. You should read this chapter to familiarize yourself with the GPS Plotter. Chapter 2 - Getting Started provides an overview of the controls. It also explains how to start using the GPS Plotter.
  • Page 12: Features

    These are listed in order of accuracy and their availability is dependent upon your location. The Raynav 300 GPS Plotter uses the best available signal to provide optimum accuracy. The Raynav 300 GPS Plotter is waterproof to CFR46 and can be installed either above or below deck. The unit comprises •...
  • Page 13: The Plotter Display

    • Pan the Display • Centre the Chart on the Vessel Plotter Functions Display Functions The Raynav 300 GPS Plotter includes the following functions: • Place, Move, Erase and Edit a Waypoint • Goto Waypoint or Cursor • Create, Save, Name, Edit and Follow a Route •...
  • Page 14: Operating Controls

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter • Man OverBoard (MOB) to navigate back to a missing person or object • Data Log display For systems with an autopilot, when the status and locked heading information change, the new data can be displayed.
  • Page 15: Trackpad And Cursor

    D4925_2 CLEAR key POWER key Soft keys Soft key labels ENTER key Figure 1-1: Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Operating Controls Trackpad and Cursor The trackpad is used to: • Move the cursor around the screen • Select an item from a pop-up menu •...
  • Page 16: Dedicated Keys

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Context-Sensitive Cursor Control The cursor is context-sensitive. Some items on the screen have information associated with them. Whan you place the cursor over such objects, the information is displayed in a pop-up box. In addition, soft keys aredisplayed for certain items.
  • Page 17: Soft Keys

    Chapter 1: Overview Soft Keys The four keys below the screen are called soft keys because their functions change according to the operation. The soft keys are grouped into related sets and subsets providing access to the various functions. The soft key labels are displayed on the screen just above the keys. The default soft keys are displayed until you press a key, or select an item on the screen;...
  • Page 18: Database Lists

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Database Lists The waypoints, routes and tracks created on the display unit are stored in database lists. You can view these lists and select items for editing as shown in Figure 1-4. WAYPOINT LIST SYMBOL NAME...
  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Chapter 2: Getting Started Chapter 2: Getting Started 2.1 Introduction This chapter provides information, instructions and a simple familiarization exercise in using the display. Operating information is detailed in Chapter 3. Conventions Used Throughout this handbook, the dedicated (labelled) keys are shown in bold capitals;...
  • Page 21: Changing The Lighting And Contrast

    Chapter 2: Getting Started zero the display and key backlights extinguish. If the POWER key is released within this period, power-down is cancelled. Changing the Lighting and Contrast You can change the level of backlighting and contrast for the screen and keys.
  • Page 22: Controlling The Display

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 2.3 Controlling the Display The display is controlled by means of the cursor and control keys. Most plotter operations are started from the default soft keys displayed in the plotter screen (Figure 2-4). ROUTE GOTO SCREEN...
  • Page 23 Chapter 2: Getting Started Press POWER ... after preliminary displays, the default display is shown OWN POS SD-FIX SD-FIX Waypoint data SD-FIX 320°M SD-FIX WPT BRG SD-FIX WPT RNG WPT BRG SD-FIX GPS data 0.55nm WPT BRG SD-FIX 352° 50°50^000W Press Press 050°M...
  • Page 24: Plotter Display Control Functions

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 2.4 Plotter Display Control Functions You will normally operate the GPS Plotter with the display showing one of the Navigation Data pages. The range of pages is listed in Selecting the Display Mode on page 2-4 and illustrated in Figure 2-5.
  • Page 25 Chapter 2: Getting Started ➤ To release the cursor from homed mode, use the trackpad to move the cursor away from the vessel’s current position. The status bar shows the current cursor position, bearing and range. The cursor no longer moves with the vessel and no redraw occurs if the vessel moves off screen.
  • Page 26: Customizing The Display Options

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter SOG 23.4kts 43°27^05N COG 234°M POS 001°02^83W D4902-1 Figure 2-6: Status Bar ➤ To change the scale rapidly, press and hold top or bottom of the RANGE key. The distance indicator at the left-hand side of the status bar is updated whenever you change the display scale.
  • Page 27: Simulator Mode

    Chapter 2: Getting Started Switching Grid On/off The Plotter display can be set to show grid lines of latitude and longitude which can help determine position. ➤ To turn the grid on or off: 1. Press the SCREEN default soft key. 2.
  • Page 28 2-10 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 29: Chapter 3: Operation

    Chapter 3: Operation Chapter 3: Operation 3.1 Introduction This chapter explains how to navigate with the Raynav 300 GPS Plotter. It covers the following topics: • Controlling waypoints, including placing, moving, editing and delet- ing waypoints. • Changing the display mode.
  • Page 30: Data Display Pages

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter The modes that contain more than one page of data provide additional soft keys which cycle through the pages. The highlighted soft key indicates the screen mode currently displayed. Note: Press the DISPLAY key for at least two seconds in any display mode to return to the GPS/Waypoint display.
  • Page 31: Gps/Waypoint Data

    Chapter 3: Operation GPS/Waypoint Data GPS Data The GPS Data display comprises four text data pages, selected in turn by the GPS DATA soft key. These pages are shown in Figure 3-1 to Figure 3-4. WPT BRG SD-FIX 320° 50°50^000N WPT RNG 0.55 001°50^000W...
  • Page 32 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter WPT BRG SD-FIX 320° 12:34:00 WPT RNG 0.55 23/02/00 050° STEER STARBOARD 12.0 WPT 004 ROUTE GOTO GPS DATA WPT DATA D4938-2 Figure 3-3: GPS Data Page #3 TWILIGHT SD-FIX 05:30 12:34:00 SUNRISE 06:43 23/02/00 SUNSET...
  • Page 33 Chapter 3: Operation Waypoint Data The Waypoint Data display comprises three data pages, selected in turn by the WPT DATA soft key. These pages are shown in Figure 3-5 to Figure 3-7: SD-FIX 0.06 320° 0.55 050° STEER STARBOARD 12.0 WPT 004 ROUTE GOTO...
  • Page 34: Boat/Environment Data

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter OWN POS SD-FIX 50°50^000N 320° 001°06^000W WPT POS 50°50^000N 001°06^000W 0.55 050° STEER STARBOARD 12.0 WPT 004 ROUTE GOTO GPS DATA WPT DATA D4942-2 Figure 3-7: Waypoint Data #3 Boat/Environment Data Boat Data The Boat Data display comprises three data pages, selected in turn by the BOAT DATA soft key.
  • Page 35 Chapter 3: Operation WPT BRG SD-FIX 320° 12.5 WPT RNG DEPTH 0.55 11° TEMP 050° STEER STARBOARD 12.0 WPT 004 ROUTE GOTO BOAT DATA ENVIROMNT D4944-2 Figure 3-9: Boat Data #2 PILOT SD-FIX AUTO 325° RUDDER 323° LOCK 050° STEER STARBOARD 0.05 WPT 004 ROUTE...
  • Page 36 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Environment Data The Environment Data display comprises two data pages, selected in turn by the ENVIRONMT soft key. These pages are shown in Figure 3-11 and Figure 3-12. WIND WIND (TRUE) SSW 7 105° STBD RUDDER 32.0...
  • Page 37: Cdi/Bdi Data

    Chapter 3: Operation CDI/BDI Data The Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) / Bearing Deviation Indicator (BDI) display comprises two data pages, selected alternately by the CDI and BDI soft keys. These pages are shown in Figure 3-13 and Figure 3-14: CDI Data The CDI display shows Cross Track Error (XTE) and Distance to Waypoint presented in a ‘runway’...
  • Page 38: Data Boxes

    3-10 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter of distance to destination and Velocity Made Good (VMG) towards destination. 225°T 0.05 WPT BRG 300° WPT RNG 23.2 STEER STARBOARD WPT 004 ROUTE GOTO D4933-2 Figure 3-14: BDI Display The line to the waypoint symbol is shown at an angle equal to the difference between the COG and the Bearing to Waypoint to a maximum ±...
  • Page 39: Data Log

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-11 Data Log The GPS Plotter can be set to log passage data every 30 minutes. Up to 48 log entries are held. When 48 entries have been saved, the first entries start being overwritten. If the number of log entries exceeds the table size, use the trackpad up/down to scroll the list and view further log entries.
  • Page 40: Working With Waypoints

    3-12 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 3.3 Working with Waypoints Introduction You can place up to 998 waypoints on the GPS Plotter. A waypoint is a position entered on the display as a reference or destination point. All waypoints placed on the GPS Plotter are stored in a waypoint database list which includes symbol, position, bearing, range and additional data.
  • Page 41: Placing A Waypoint

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-13 At the end is a section about using the ST60/80 Navigator Keypad to select, edit and name your waypoints. Placing a Waypoint ➤ To access the Place Waypoint soft keys, press MARK; the Place Waypoint soft keys are displayed as shown in Figure 3-17: PLACE WPT PLACE WPT WAYPOINT...
  • Page 42 3-14 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter bearing and range, date, time and, if placed at vessel, depth and tem- perature (if available) are shown. 2. Press the MAKE NEW WAYPOINT soft key; the New Waypoint screen is displayed, together with its associated soft keys, see Figure 3-19.
  • Page 43 Chapter 3: Operation 3-15 WPT POSITION (LORAN TDs) CHAIN 6731 - NELS Lessay SLAVES Y - Z (24 -39) TD 1 29138.0 us TD 2 44713.8 us ASF 1 +0.0 ASF 2 +0.0 CHAIN ASF1/ASF2 SET TD 1 SET TD 2 D5519-1 Figure 3-20: Waypoint Position Screen (Loran TDs) Note: You can enter Waypoints as Loran TDs which are converted to...
  • Page 44: Selecting A Waypoint

    3-16 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter iii. the SET TD 1 and SET TD 2 soft keys, which enable editing of each TD’s co-ordinate values. Note: Except for the CHAIN setting, numerical data is edited using the trackpad as described in Editing Waypoint Details on page 3-17.
  • Page 45: Waypoint Data Display

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-17 Waypoint Data Display In plotter mode, waypoint data can be viewed in two ways; either using the context-sensitive cursor to select the waypoint and display the pop-up Waypoint Data Box, or by viewing waypoint details from the Waypoint List.
  • Page 46 3-18 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 3. To edit the symbol, press the SYMBOL soft key. Use the soft keys, shown in Figure 3-25, to highlight the required symbol, then press ENTER to confirm the selection. Press CLEAR to return to the default soft keys.
  • Page 47: Erasing A Waypoint

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-19 Erasing a Waypoint In plotter mode you cannot erase the target waypoint or waypoints that are used in routes. However, you can remove a waypoint from the current route - see Editing a Route on page 3-33. If you try to erase a waypoint that is used in a saved route you are warned WAYPOINT IS USED IN A ROUTE &...
  • Page 48: Using The St60 Or St80 Navigator Keypad

    3-20 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 2. Press MOVE WAYPOINT, the cursor changes to a four-headed arrow. 3. Move the cursor to the required waypoint position. 4. Press ENTER to set the position and return to normal cursor control or press CLEAR to cancel the operation.
  • Page 49 Chapter 3: Operation 3-21 Selecting an Entry in the Waypoint List The Navigator can be used to select an existing item in the Waypoint List. This can be accomplished using the arrow or alphanumeric keys. ➤ To select an existing item in the Waypoint List: 1.
  • Page 50 3-22 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter ➤ To edit an item in a list using the Navigator Keypad: 1. If necessary, use the right and left arrow keys to move the cursor to the desired character position. 2. Press an alphanumeric key until the desired character is displayed.
  • Page 51: Working With Routes

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-23 3.4 Working with Routes A route is made up of a series of waypoints (maximum 50). To make a route you place a series of waypoints and/or use existing ones. When a route is created, it becomes the current route and is displayed on screen.
  • Page 52: Creating A New Route

    3-24 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Creating a New Route Note: If there is a current route, it is cleared when MAKE ROUTE is select- ed. If following the current route you are prompted to STOP FOLLOW. Press the YES soft key to continue, or NO to abandon route creation. If the route has not been saved you are prompted to save it.
  • Page 53 Chapter 3: Operation 3-25 The Route Building Table shows available Waypoints in the left hand column (in alphanumeric order). The right hand column contains the waypoints in the New Route. The number to the left of the waypoint name in the New Route column indicates its order in the route. The lower part of the table shows position, bearing and range of the highlighted waypoint.
  • Page 54 3-26 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 4. Press the MAKE ROUTE soft key; the make route soft keys are dis- played as shown in Figure 3-31. PLACE UNDO ACCEPT USE WPT WAYPOINT WAYPOINT ROUTE LIST D4928-1 Figure 3-31: Make Route Soft Keys 5.
  • Page 55: Saving The Current Route

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-27 Saving the Current Route You can save up to 20 named routes in the Route Database List. These routes can then be re-displayed and followed at a later date. When you save the route, all new waypoints are saved in the Waypoint List. Note: When a change to this route is attempted, eg.
  • Page 56: Displaying Route Information

    3-28 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Displaying Route Information The following route information can be displayed: • Full route details, using the soft keys. • Route leg or waypoint information, using the context-sensitive cur- sor. Full Route Details ➤ To display information about any route in the database: 1.
  • Page 57 Chapter 3: Operation 3-29 INFO FOR ROUTE - NEW ROUTE WPT POSITION BRG DISTANCE TOTAL TIME °T 50°50^00N 0:00 001°06^00W 50°51^00N 0:20 001°07^00W TIME: 14:03:39 DATE: 10/29/2001 ACTUAL PLANNED SOG TIME 6.1kts ETA HOURS 4.5kts D4930-3 Figure 3-34: Route Information Screen 3.
  • Page 58: Clearing The Current Route From The Screen

    3-30 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Route Leg and Waypoint Information ➤ To display information about a route leg, move the cursor over the leg until the letters RTE appear. The Route Leg data box is displayed, together with the Follow Route soft keys as shown in Figure 3-35.
  • Page 59 Chapter 3: Operation 3-31 Press the CLEAR ROUTE soft key to clear the route. or... 2. Press the ROUTE default soft key. The Route soft keys are displayed as shown in Figure 3-30: Press the CLEAR ROUTE soft key to clear the route. or...
  • Page 60: Retrieve A Route From The Database

    3-32 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Retrieve a Route from the Database A route can be selected from the Route List for use as the current route. The Route List is accessed from the second set of ROUTE soft keys. ➤...
  • Page 61: Editing A Route

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-33 Editing a Route After a route has been created, it can be edited by: • Inserting a Waypoint into the route • Adding waypoints at the end of the route • Removing a Waypoint • Reversing a Route •...
  • Page 62 3-34 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter waypoints can be added to the route in the same way as for a new route. 2. Move the cursor to the required location, and press PLACE WAYPOINT soft key. 3. Place as many waypoints as required and press the ACCEPT ROUTE soft key;...
  • Page 63: Following Routes And Going To Waypoints

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-35 3.5 Following Routes and Going to Waypoints The default GOTO soft key accesses the functions to follow a route and Goto a waypoint or cursor. When a target destination is selected, the GPS Plotter calculates bearing, distance and cross track error (XTE). This information can be shown on screen and is sent on SeaTalk and NMEA for use by an Autopilot or display on a compatible SeaTalk or NMEA repeater.
  • Page 64: Follow A Route

    3-36 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter ➤ To navigate directly to an existing waypoint: 1. Select the waypoint from the Waypoint List as described in Section 3.3. or... Using the trackpad, position the cursor over the required waypoint until the letters WPT and the waypoint soft keys are displayed as shown in Figure 3-23 2.
  • Page 65: Other Follow Route Options

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-37 ➤ To follow the current route: 1. Press the GOTO default soft key to display the Goto/Follow soft keys (Figure 3-39). or... Place the cursor over a route leg until the letters RTE and the route soft keys (Figure 3-35) are displayed.
  • Page 66: Stop Follow Or Stop Goto

    3-38 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Joining a Route ➤ To start following the current route at a selected waypoint: 1. Move the cursor over the required route waypoint until the letters WPT and the waypoint soft keys are displayed. 2. Press the FOLLOW FROM HERE soft key.
  • Page 67: Target Point Arrival

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-39 • Move the cursor over any waypoint or leg in the current route, then press the STOP GOTO/FOLLOW soft key. The dotted line from your vessel to the target waypoint disappears. If you subsequently use the FOLLOW ROUTE soft key to restart navigation, the route is followed from the point at which it was stopped.
  • Page 68: Transferring Waypoints And Routes

    3-40 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 3.6 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 other SeaTalk equipment. This route will override any other current route. When GOTO waypoint or GOTO cursor is in operation it is considered a route.
  • Page 69: Using Tracks

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-41 3. To disable waypoint transfer, press the soft key STOP RECEIVING WAY- POINTS. Alternatively, press CLEAR twice to close the Waypoint List. Note: Where multiple waypoints have the same position, the last way- point sent is the only one included in the Waypoint List. Sending Waypoints to Other Equipment ➤...
  • Page 70: Setting Up A Track

    3-42 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter • Manage tracks using the Track List, including Saving, Naming, Eras- ing and Showing a track. • Convert the current track to a route. Setting Up a Track The track soft keys are used to switch the Track on and to specify the interval at which track points are placed.
  • Page 71: Clearing The Current Track

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-43 Note: Track points are not ‘wasted’ when the vessel is stationary as there is a minimum distance separation, even when using a time interval set- ting. ➤ To set up a track: 1. From the plotter display, press the MENU key to display the set up soft keys as shown in Figure 3-42.
  • Page 72: Smartroute

    3-44 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter i. To clear the track without saving it in the Track List, press NO. ii. To save the track in the list, press YES. The NAME TRACK soft keys are displayed and you should continue as described in Saving and Naming the Current Track below.
  • Page 73 Chapter 3: Operation 3-45 NAME TRACK? D4922-1 Figure 3-45: Name Track Soft Keys 4. To name the route press the YES soft key. i. Use the trackpad left/right to select the character you wish to edit and the trackpad top/bottom to change the character. ii.
  • Page 74: Man Overboard (Mob)

    3-46 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 3.8 Man Overboard (MOB) If a person or object is lost overboard, use the Man Overboard (MOB) function to return to the location immediately. Note: To obtain an MOB position, you need either of the following: •...
  • Page 75: Alarms & Timers

    The chart is re-drawn at its previous scale, and the MOB symbol and data box are removed. Note: The MOB procedure can also be initiated or cancelled remotely- from other Raymarine equipment connected via SeaTalk. 3.9 Alarms & Timers The Plotter reports the following alarms which are set using the ALARMS key as detailed in Table 3-1.
  • Page 76 3-48 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Setting Alarms and Timers ➤ To set up an alarm or timer: Press the ALARMS key. The Alarms Set Up list is displayed, showing the current settings as shown in Figure 3-47. ALARMS SET UP ARRIVAL ALARM 0.01nm...
  • Page 77: Cursor Echo

    Chapter 3: Operation 3-49 3.10 Cursor Echo In a plotter display, or in a system with any plotter display connected via Seatalk, you can set the display to enable cursor transfer. Cursor echo is accessed from the Set Up Menu and enables the display of a plotter cursor on other equipment, or another equipment’s cursor on the plotter display.
  • Page 78 3-50 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 79: Chapter 4: Setting Up The Gps Plotter

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4.1 Introduction When you have installed your system and are familiar with its basic operation, you may wish to set it up to operate according to your requirements and display information according to your preferences.
  • Page 80: Changing The Set Up Parameters

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 4.2 Changing the Set Up Parameters ➤ To set the default parameters: 1. Press the MENU key to display the Set Up soft keys shown in Figure 4-1. The options available depend upon the current operating mode;...
  • Page 81: System Set Up Parameters

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4.3 System Set Up Parameters The System menus and their options are listed in Table 4-1. It also shows the factory default setting and provides a space to make a note of the new default setting.
  • Page 82: Bearing Mode

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Table 4-1: System Set Up Parameters (Continued) Factory Menu Options Default Default NMEA-OUT OFF or ON SET UP (for each sentence) (all) CURSOR ECHO RADAR CURSOR IN - OFF/ON CHART CURSOR IN - OFF/ON SEATALK CURSOR OUT - OFF/ON...
  • Page 83: Cursor Readout

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter (RNG/BRG) data boxes. The current units are shown for the heading value in the status bar. 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.
  • Page 84: Autopilot Pop Up

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Autopilot Pop Up This option controls whether or not the autopilot pop up is displayed. When set to ON, if the status and locked heading of the autopilot changes, they are displayed in a pop up box. The box is removed from the display after two seconds.
  • Page 85: Nmea Out Set Up

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4. The current manual variation value, if no SeaTalk or NMEA value and no position data is available. Manual Mode If MANUAL mode is selected, by pressing either of the MANUAL soft keys, the local variation value can be specified according to the area in which you are operating.
  • Page 86: Gps Source

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter GPS Source The Raynav 305 GPS Plotter includes a built-in GPS receiver. However, it is possible to use GPS data from another GPS receiver connected via SeaTalk or NMEA. This option allows you to specifiy the source of the GPS data.
  • Page 87: Plotter Set Up Parameters

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4.4 Plotter Set Up Parameters The PLOTTER SET UP option allows you to set up the Plotter according to your system configuration and your personal preferences. The following table lists the Plotter Set up parameters and their options, shows the factory default setting and provides a space for you to make a note of your new default setting.
  • Page 88: Waypoint Symbols

    4-10 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter • North Up: The screen is displayed with north upwards. As you change heading, the ship’s heading marker moves. This is the default mode and is the only mode available if there is no heading data.
  • Page 89: Datum Selection

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4-11 Datum Selection You can select either WGS 84 or LOCAL datum. In LOCAL mode, you are presented with a Datum Names list. Use the trackpad up/down to scroll through the list; press ENTER to select the option and close the menu. Note: When the datum (reference grid) is changed, the geographical position of waypoints remains constant.
  • Page 90: Gps Set Up

    4-12 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 4.5 GPS Set Up The GPS set up page provides information for the status of the tracked navigation satellites plus HDOP and satellite Fix Status. It also provides the ability to set up a Coastal GPS by manually retuning it to a different differential beacon.
  • Page 91: D-Gps Set Up

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4-13 ➤ To select the required Fix Mode: 1. Press the FIX MODE soft key repeatedly to cycle through the available modes. i. Select GPS to calculate a fix using GPS data only. ii.
  • Page 92 4-14 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter D-GPS Mode ➤ To change the beacon selection mode: Press the MODE soft key to toggle between AUTO and MAN modes; the selected mode is highlighted and appears in the Set Up table. In AUTO mode, the D-GPS is set to automatic and beacon selection is made automatically by the beacon receiver.
  • Page 93: Restart Gps

    Chapter 4: Setting Up the GPS Plotter 4-15 is using RTCM data received via NMEA, this information is not available and the item shows dashes, one per character. The received Signal Strength and SNR are interrelated. SNR provides a measure of the quality of the received signal and is dependent upon signal strength.
  • Page 94 4-16 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 95: Chapter 5: Installation

    This chapter provides instructions to assist in planning the installation of the Raynav 300 GPS Plotter aboard your vessel. Note: If you wish to practice using the Raynav 300 GPS Plotter before installation, you can connect it, via a 1A quick blow fuse, to a 12VDC power supply and operate it using the simulator mode, as described in Chapter 2: Getting Started.
  • Page 96 Figure 5-1: 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 97: Unpacking And Inspecting The Components

    Chapter 5: Installation 5.2 Unpacking and Inspecting the Components Unpack your Raynav 300 GPS Plotter carefully. Retain the carton and packing materials in the event that you need to return the unit for service: System Parts and Accessories Item Part No.
  • Page 98: Gps Antenna Installation

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 5.3 GPS Antenna Installation The GPS Antenna is designed to receive the signals emitted from the satellites in a direct path. Ideally, the unit should be mounted horizontally in a location that is open and clear of any masts or other structures that could block line-of-sight reception of signals.
  • Page 99 Chapter 5: Installation mounting surface, remove the two plastic tabs (1) obstructing the cable channel. Note: Failure to remove the plastic tabs from within the cable channel could result in cable damage. 3. Screw the supplied brass studs (2) into the underside of the GPS Antenna.
  • Page 100: Pole Mounting

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Pole Mounting ➤ Refer to Figure 5-3: 1. Screw the pole mount base to a suitable pole or rail mount bracket, having an industry standard 1inch 14TPI thread, until secure. 2. Pass the cable through the centre hole of the pole mount base (A) or insert the cable into the side exit channel (B).
  • Page 101: Plotter Installation

    Chapter 5: Installation 5.4 Plotter Installation The display unit can be mounted using the trunnion (yoke) bracket, or panel mounted using the optional Panel Mounting Kit. When planning the installation of your Raynav 300, the following points should be considered: •...
  • Page 102: Trunnion (Yoke) Mounting

    (51 mm) 6.9 in (175 mm) 4962-2 7.5 in (190 mm) Figure 5-4: Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Dimensions Trunnion (yoke) Mounting The display unit can be conveniently mounted on a dash area, chart table, bulkhead or deckhead. Note: The gasket should be fitted to the rear of the unit to ensure EMC compliance.
  • Page 103: Panel Mounting

    Make sure that there is sufficient rear access for mounting and cabling. The unit can be panel mounted, using the panel-mounting kit (accessory) available from your local Raymarine dealer. ➤ Referring to Figure 5-5, panel mount the unit as follows: 1.
  • Page 104: Connecting To Other Equipment

    5-10 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter 12. Screw the studs into the vacant holes at the rear of the unit, hand tight only. 13. Slide a spacer ferrule onto each stud. 14. Secure the unit with the thumb nuts, hand tight only.
  • Page 105: Cable Running

    Chapter 5: Installation 5-11 5.6 Cable Running Introduction The minimum requirements are a power cable and a connection from the associated GPS Antenna. Additional cables will be required if you are connecting to other equipment. Consider the following points before installing the system cables: •...
  • Page 106: Antenna Connector

    5. Ensure that the protective boot covers the connector. Note: If the supplied cable is too short, use an extension cable (Part# E36011), or consult your Raymarine dealer. It is recommended that only a single extension cable is used as each extra connector will reduce signal levels.
  • Page 107 Chapter 5: Installation 5-13 If a longer power cable run is required, use the supplied power cable to connect to the unit, then use a suitable connector block to connect the free end to the extension cable. The supplied power cable has a cross-section of 2.0mm (15 AWG).
  • Page 108: System Check And Initial Switch On

    SeaTalk Connector The Plotter can be connected to an existing SeaTalk system by connecting a SeaTalk cable (available from your Raymarine dealer) into the SeaTalk connector on the rear of the Plotter. The data is passed from instrument to instrument via the daisy chained cable.
  • Page 109: Initial Switch On

    Chapter 5: Installation 5-15 Initial Switch On To switch on the plotter: 1. Press and hold the POWER key until the unit beeps. 2. If necessary, adjust the lighting and contrast (see Chapter 2). 3. If required, change the default language settings as follows: i.
  • Page 110 5-16 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 111: Chapter 6: Maintenance & Fault Finding

    EMC Servicing and Safety Guidelines • Raymarine equipment should be serviced only by authorized Rayma- rine service technicians. They will ensure that service procedures and replacement parts used will not affect performance. There are no user serviceable parts in this Raymarine product.
  • Page 112: Disposal

    Raynav 300 GPS Plotter • Always report any EMC-related problem to your nearest Raymarine dealer. We use such information to improve our quality standards. • In some installations, it may not be possible to prevent the equipment from being affected by external influences. In general this will not damage the equipment but it can lead to spurious resetting action, or momentarily may result in faulty operation.
  • Page 113: Problem Solving

    The factory default settings are listed in Chapter 4. 6.3 Problem Solving Prior to packing and shipping, all Raymarine products are subjected to comprehensive test and quality assurance programs. However, should this unit develop a fault, refer to Table 6-2 to identify the most likely cause and the corrective action required to restore normal operation.
  • Page 114 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 115: Appendix A: Technical Summary

    Appendix A: Technical Summary Appendix A: Technical Summary Feature Description Conforms to 89/336/EEC(EMC), EN60945:1997 Compliant Size 7.7in (195mm) x 4.33in (110mm) x 3.9in (99mm), excluding trunnion Weight 1.65 lb. (0.75 kg) Environmental Waterproofing To CFR46; suitable for external mount- Temp Range, Operating: -10°C to +70°C Temp Range, Storage: -40°C to +85°C...
  • Page 116 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Feature Description Position accuracy Standard <15 meters 2D RMS (L1,C/A code, HDOP <2 without SA) With WAAS / EGNOS / MSAS <3 meters 2D RMS (L1,C/A code, HDOP <2 without SA) Software update From a PC serial port via the NMEA inter-...
  • Page 117: Appendix B: Seatalk And Nmea Data

    Appendix B: SeaTalk and NMEA Data Appendix B: SeaTalk and NMEA Data The following table defines the data received on the NMEA/SeaTalk ports. Data sources are listed in order of priority unless otherwise indicated. Data Received Source Vessel Position (LAT/LON) SeaTalk, GGA, RMC, RMA, GLL Speed and Course Over Ground SeaTalk, RMC, RMA, VTG...
  • Page 118 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter The following data, if available, are transmitted on the SeaTalk port: Data Output SeaTalk NMEA Out ✔ Position GGA, GLL, RMC, RMA ✔ Speed Over Ground and Course Over Ground RMC, VTG, RMA ✔ Waypoint Data RMB, APB, BWC, BWR ✔...
  • Page 119: Appendix C: List Of Abbreviations

    Appendix C: List of Abbreviations Appendix C: List of Abbreviations Abbreviation Meaning Bearing Deviation Indicator Bearing To Waypoint Course Deviation Indicator Course Over Ground. The actual direction of your vessel’s movement over the ground dGPS Differential Global Positioning System Dead Reckoning Distance To Go EGNOS European Geostationary Navigational Overlay System...
  • Page 120 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 121 This equipment uses certain elements of software supplied to Raymarine by SiRF Tech- nology Inc., to which the following licence agreement applies. Please read it carefully. SiRF LICENSE AGREEMENT IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY: This is a legal agreement (the “Agreement”) between SiRF Technology Incorporated, which has offices at 3970 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, California 95054 (“SiRF”) and you.
  • Page 123: Gps Antenna Mounting Template

    Installation Templates 19mm (0.75") dia. 36mm (1.4in) for NMEA plug 18mm (0.7in) 6mm (0.25") dia. 6mm (0.25") dia. 2 positions Cable Exit Channel for cable only D4194-1 GPS Antenna Mounting Template Note: Access to the underside of the mounting surface must be available to allow for secure fixing.
  • Page 124 Raynav 300 Plotter...
  • Page 125 Installation Templates 5.5 in (139.6 mm) Drill 4 mm hole (four positions) Cut out shaded area only Note: Drill 4 mm fixing holes (four postions) before cutting out shaded area. 300/320 Template 4.03 in (102.3 mm) 7.67 in (194.94 mm)
  • Page 126 Raynav 300 GPS Plotter...
  • Page 127: Index

    Index Index Context-sensitive Cursor 2-6 Controls Lighting 2-3 Operating 1-4 Abbreviations C-1 see also Keys Accessories Conventions Used 2-1 see Parts and Accessories Countdown Timer Alarm 3-47 Adding Creating a Route 3-23 3-24 a Waypoint to a Route 3-23 3-33 Current Route 3-23 Advance to Waypoint 3-38 Clearing 3-30...
  • Page 128 GPS Data 3-3 Environment Data 3-8 Waypoint Data 3-5 Erasing Data Log 3-11 a Route 3-23 3-32 Database List 1-8 a Waypoint 3-12 3-19 Route 3-19 3-23 3-27 External Alarms 3-47 Track 3-44 Waypoint 3-12 3-13 3-26 3-36 Factory Reset 6-2 Dedicated Keys 1-6 Fault Finding 6-3 ALARMS 3-47...
  • Page 129 Index xiii Keys POWER Key Dedicated 1-2 Switching Off 2-3 Soft 1-2 Switching On 2-1 Panning 2-6 Parts and Accessories 5-3 Lighting Controls 2-3 Pilot Pop Up 4-3 List of Abbreviations C-1 Placing a Waypoint 3-12 3-13 3-25 Log, Data 3-11 Pop-up Menus 1-7 Loran TDs 3-12 3-14...
  • Page 130 Saving 3-23 Time Offset 4-7 Transfer 3-40 Units 4-6 Route Building Table 3-24 Variation Source 4-6 Route Leg, Data Box 3-30 Setting Up Routine Checks 6-1 Alarms 3-48 a Track 3-42 Simulator 2-1 ST60/ST80 Navigator Keypad 3-20 SmartRoute 3-44 Satellite Differential 1-2 Soft Keys 1-7 WAAS -iii Speed Data 3-46...
  • Page 131 Index Setting Up 3-41 Showing 3-45 Transfer Routes 3-40 Waypoints 3-40 WAAS Availability Asia -v Europe -v USA -iv Enable -iv Satellite Differential -iii Waypoint Adding to a Route 3-23 3-33 Advance to 3-38 Data Display 3-5 3-12 3-17 Database List 3-12 3-13 3-26 Editing 3-12...
  • Page 133: Limited Warranty

    2 years/24 months from date of sale to end user, or 30 months from date of shipment from Raymarine – whichever expires first, except as provided below.
  • Page 134 Warranty Limitations Raymarine Warranty policy does not apply to equipment that has been subjected to accident, abuse or misuse, shipping damage, alterations, corrosion, incorrect and/or non-authorized service, or equipment on which the serial number has been altered, mutilated or removed.
  • Page 135 Factory Service Centers United States of America UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East Raymarine Inc Raymarine Ltd 22 Cotton Road, Unit D Anchorage Park, Portsmouth Nashua, NH 03063-4219, USA PO3 5TD, England Telephone: +1 603 881 5200 Telephone: +44 (0)23 9269 3611...