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By Robert J. Sweet

The guide you would like had include your GPS receiver. "GPS for Mariners" summarizes crucial worldwide positioning approach suggestions, explains the buttons, displays, and menus of your GPS receiver, and solutions all of your questions. jam-packed with useful illustrations and hands-on examples, this whole and functional consultant exhibits you the way to: turn into an educated GPS customer and consumer; attach GPS on your machine, autopilot, and radar; navigate with GPS utilizing waypoints and routes; use an digital chartplotter or navigation software program to plot and display screen your direction; make the most of the various capabilities on your GPS to securely and enjoyably succeed in your vacation spot even if lower than sail or strength; improve your receiver's functionality with WAAS, DGPS, and correct antenna placement; grasp complicated techniques.'A must-buy for either skilled and amateur boaters who are looking to get the main from their GPS navigation structures' - Kenneth J. Cirillo, vice chairman, C-Map/USA. 'Great booklet! "GPS for Mariners" indicates boaters how one can use GPS with charts or even find out how to use electronic charts for making plans and navigating together with your GPS' - Edward D. Markham, president, Maptech Inc. 'A must-read for an individual making plans to navigate with GPS' - Robert P.David, earlier president, nationwide Boating Federation, former nationwide schooling officer, U.S. strength Squadrons.

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Some fixed-mount receivers have the ability to sound an external alarm using the GPS as a switch to close an alarm circuit for a device of your choosing. In addition to the Main Menu and its submenus, specific menus are available on many screens to set options unique for those screens. ” If you do not have your manual in front of you, try the former; if you do not see what you want, press “Quit” to go back, and then try the latter. Data Entry and Options Selection You can select options and enter data into your GPS receiver with the cursor key, once the desired menu or screen is located.

In this example, we are viewing the System Setup Menu, and we want to change the time offset used by the GPS receiver to show local time instead of UTC. Generally, mariners navigate using local time for their time zone. If on a long voyage, they will adjust their watches as they transit each time zone. ” This takes the cursor to the data field, highlighting just one character. Usually you will be prompted to start with the character on the left. This is your cue that you can alter the value in this character field using the cursor key.

On some GPS units, you can display either the Compass screen or the Highway screen in the paging sequence, but not both. To select the other, you press “Enter” while viewing one of these two screens. The GPS receiver will present you with the option of selecting the alternate display. The receiver will present the selected choice in the page sequence until the selection is changed by the user. The Highway screen shows a 3-D depiction of your position on an imaginary highway. The viewpoint is from a spot somewhat above your current location and looking in the direction you are moving.

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