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X510C & X515C DF
Fish-finding and Depth Sounding Sonars
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Section 1: Read Me First!.. 1 Capabilities and Specifications: X-510c & X-515cDF.. 2 How Sonar Works... 3 How to use this manual: typographical conventions. 4 Section 2: Installation & Accessories. 7 Preparations.... 7 Transducer Installation... 7 Single-frequency transom installations. 8 Dual-frequency transom installations.. 8 Single-frequency trolling motor installations. 8 Shoot-through hull installations.. 8 Selecting a Transducer Location... 8 How low should you go?.. 9 Shoot-thru-hull vs. Transom Mounting.. 10 Transom Transducer Assembly And Mounting.. 11 Trolling Motor Bracket Installation (single-frequency only) 17 Transducer Orientation and Fish Arches.. 17 Shoot-Thru-Hull Preparation.. 18 Hulls With Floatation Materials.. 18 Testing Determines Best Location... 19 Shoot-thru-hull Installation... 21 Speed/Temperature Sensors.. 22 Optional Speed Sensor Installation.. 22 Power Connections... 24 Powering Your Display Unit.. 25 Power Diagram A.. 27 Power Diagram B.. 28 Powering a NMEA 2000 Network Bus.. 28 NMEA 0183 Cable Connections.. 29 Mounting the Unit: Bracket, In-Dash or Portable.. 29 Other Accessories.. 33 Cleaning Towel.. 33 Face Cover... 33 Section 3: Basic Sonar Operation.. 35 Keyboard... 35 Power/lights on and off... 36 Menus... 36 Main Menu... 36 Sonar Menu... 38 Pages.... 39 Basic Sonar Quick Reference... 43 Sonar Operations.. 44 i
Table of Contents
Fish Symbols vs. Full Sonar Chart.. 46 Other Free Training Aids.. 47 Section 4: Sonar Options & Other Features.. 49 ASP (Advanced Signal Processing).. 49 Alarms... 50 Depth Alarms... 50 Zone Alarm... 51 Fish Alarm... 52 Brightness... 53 Calibrate Speed... 53 Chart Speed... 54 Colorline.... 55 Contrast.... 56 Depth Cursor... 56 Depth Range - Automatic... 56 Depth Range - Manual... 57 Depth Range - Upper and Lower Limits.. 57 FasTrack... 59 Fish I.D. (Fish Symbols & Depths)... 60 FishTrack.... 61 Frequency (Change Transducer Frequency) (X-515cDF only). 62 HyperScroll... 63 Noise Rejection... 63 Overlay Data... 63 Ping Speed & HyperScroll.. 65 Pop-up Help... 67 Reset Options... 67 Reset Water Distance... 68 Screen Contrast and Brightness.. 68 Sensitivity & Auto Sensitivity.. 69 Automatic Sensitivity... 70 Set Keel Offset.... 71 Set Language... 72 Software Version Information.. 73 Sonar Chart Mode... 73 Sonar Chart Display Options... 74 Full Sonar Chart... 74 Split Zoom Sonar Chart... 75 Split Frequency Sonar Chart (X-515cDF only). 75 Digital Data/Chart... 76 Customizing the Digital Data/Chart Screen. 77 Flasher... 78 Sonar with Custom Gauges... 79 ii
Radar.... 81 Sonar Simulator... 81 Stop Chart... 82 Surface Clarity... 82 Transducer Type (X-515cDF only).. 83 Transparency... 84 Units of Measure... 85 Upper and Lower Limits... 86 Zoom & Zoom Bar.. 86 Zoom Pan... 87 Section 5: NMEA 2000 Menu.. 89 NMEA 2000 Menu... 89 Bus Setup... 89 Engine & Tank Configuration.. 90 Tank Select... 91 Tank Size.... 91 Set Configuration button.. 91 Device Configuration Menu.. 92 Device Information and Device Data.. 92 Fuel Management Menu... 93 Tank Location... 93 Fuel Added... 93 Add Fuel... 94 Fill Tank... 94 Adding Fuel to Tank... 94 Engine Operations.. 94 Engine Select... 94 NMEA 2000 Alarms... 95 To set NMEA 2000 Alarm:.. 96 Waypoint Sharing... 96 Backlight Synchronization.. 96 Configuring EP Sensors.. 97 EP-35 Temperature Configuration.. 97 Advanced Options menu.. 97 Instance... 98 Restore Defaults... 98 To restore default settings.. 98 EP-10 Fuel Flow Configuration... 98 Advanced Options menu.. 99 Instance... 99 Restore Defaults... 99 EP-15 Fluid Level Configuration... 100 Advanced Options menu.. 102 iii
Position transducer mount on transom and mark mounting holes. Side view shown, left, and seen from above at right.
5. Attaching transducer to transom. A. One-piece bracket: Remove the transducer from the bracket and re-assemble it with the cable passing through the bracket over the bolt as shown in the following figures.
For single-frequency Skimmer, route cable over bolt and through bracket. Side view shown, left, and seen from above at right.
Both bracket types: Attach the transducer to the transom. Slide the transducer up or down until it's aligned properly with the bottom of the hull as shown in the preceding and following figures. Tighten the bracket's mounting screws, sealing them with the sealant. Adjust the transducer so that it's parallel to the ground and tighten the nut until it touches the outer washer, then add 1/4 turn. Don't over tighten the lock nut! If you do, the transducer won't "kick-up" if it strikes an object in the water.
Bottom of hull
Flat-bottom hull Deep-"vee" hull Align transducer centerline with hull bottom and attach transducer to transom. Rear view of dual-frequency Skimmer shown.
6. Route the transducer cable through or over the transom to the sonar unit. Make sure to leave some slack in the cable at the transducer. If possible, route the transducer cable away from other wiring on the boat. Electrical noise from the engine's wiring, bilge pumps, VHF radio wires and cables, and aerators can be picked up by the sonar. Use caution when routing the transducer cable around these wires. WARNING: Clamp the transducer cable to the transom close to the transducer. This can prevent the transducer from entering the boat if it is knocked off at high speed. If you need to drill a hole in the transom to pass the connector through, the required hole size be 1". Caution: If you drill a hole in the transom for the cable, make sure it is located above the waterline. After installation, be sure to seal the hole with the same marine grade above- or below-waterline sealant used for the mounting screws. 7. Make a test run to determine the results. If the bottom is lost at high speed, or if noise appears on the display, try sliding the transducer bracket down. This puts the transducer deeper into the water, hopefully below the turbulence causing the noise. Don't allow the transducer bracket to go below the bottom of the hull!
Trolling Motor Bracket Installation (single-frequency only) 1. Attach the optional TMB-S bracket to the transducer as shown in the following figure, using the hardware supplied with the transducer. (Note: The internal tooth washer is supplied with the TMB-S.)
Internal tooth washer Bolt Nut TMB-S bracket
Flat washer Attach motor mounting bracket to transducer.
2. Slide the adjustable strap supplied with the TMB-S through the slot in the transducer bracket and wrap it around the trolling motor. Position the transducer to aim straight down when the motor is in the water. Tighten the strap securely. 3. Route the transducer cable alongside the trolling motor shaft. Use plastic ties (not included) to attach the transducer cable to the trolling motor shaft. Make sure there is enough slack in the cable for the motor to turn freely. Route the cable to the sonar unit and the transducer is ready for use.
Transducer mounted on trolling motor, side view.
Transducer Orientation and Fish Arches If you do not get good fish arches on your display, it could be because the transducer is not parallel with the ground when the boat is at rest in the water or at slow trolling speeds. 17
Partial fish arches
Transducer aimed too far back
Transducer aimed too far forward
Full fish arch Proper transducer angle Transducer angles and their effects on fish arches.
If the arch slopes up but not back down then the front of the transducer is too high and needs to be lowered. If only the back half of the arch is printed, then the nose of the transducer is angled too far down and needs to be raised. NOTE: Periodically wash the transducer's face with soap and water to remove any oil film. Oil and dirt on the face will reduce the sensitivity or may even prevent operation. Shoot-Thru-Hull Preparation
Hulls With Floatation Materials
The transducer installation inside a fiberglass hull must be in an area that does not have air bubbles in the resin or separated fiberglass layers. The sonar signal must pass through solid fiberglass. A successful transducer installation can be made on hulls with flotation materials (such as plywood, balsa wood or foam) between layers of fiberglass if the material is removed from the chosen area. See the following figure. 18
WARNING: Do not remove any material from your inner hull unless you know the hull's composition. Careless grinding or cutting on your hull can result in damage that could sink your boat. Contact your boat dealer or manufacturer to confirm your hull specifications.
Your unit comes with a white protective cover that snaps on and off the front of the unit. This cover is intended for use when your unit and the vehicle it's mounted in are idle. 33
WARNING: When the unit is mounted in an unprotected area, such as an open boat cockpit, the protective face cover must be removed when the vehicle is moving at high speed. This includes towing a boat on a trailer at highway speeds. Otherwise, wind blast can pop off the cover.
Section 3: Basic Sonar Operation
This section addresses the unit's most basic sonar operations. The instructions presented here in Sec. 3 follow a chronological order. Sec. 4, Sonar Options & Other Features, will discuss options and other more advanced functions and utilities. The material in Sec. 4 is arranged in alphabetical order. Before you turn on the unit, it's a good idea to learn about the different keys, the Main Menu, the Sonar Menu, the five Page options and how they all work together. BUT, if you just can't wait to get on the water, turn to the one-page Quick Reference on page 43.
Sonar unit, front view, with keyboard. X-515cDF shown.
1. PWR/LIGHT (Power & Light) The PWR key turns the unit on and off and activates the backlight. 2. PAGES Pressing this and the arrow keys switches the unit between the five different page options. (Full Sonar Chart, Split Zoom Sonar Chart, Split Frequency Sonar Chart, Digital Data and FlashGraf.) 3. MENU Press this key to show the menus and submenus, which allow you to select a command or adjust a feature. 35
4. ARROW KEYS These keys are used to navigate through the menus, make menu selections, move the sonar chart cursor and enter data. 5. ENT (Enter) This key allows you to accept values or execute menu commands. 6. EXIT The Exit key lets you return to the previous screen, clear data or erase a menu. 7. ALARM The Alarm key is a quick shortcut to the sonar alarms menu. It allows you to choose which alarms to use and when. 8. ZOUT (Zoom Out) This key lets you zoom the screen out. This key returns you to a full sonar chart display, showing the entire water column from surface to bottom. 9. ZIN (Zoom In) This key lets you zoom the screen in. It enlarges fish signals, bottom detail and other sonar returns.
Power/lights on and off
To turn on the unit, press PWR. To change the backlight, press PWR again. The X-510c and X-515cDF have three backlight levels. Repeatedly pressing PWR will cycle through the backlight settings, turn off the backlight, then turn it back on again. Turn off the unit by pressing and holding the PWR key for about 3 seconds.
Your sonar unit will work fine right out of the box with the factory default settings. You only need to learn a few basic functions to enhance your viewing. We'll discuss them briefly here, then talk about them and all the other commands in more detail in the next section, which begins on page 49. Your unit has three primary menus that control its operation. They are the Main Menu, the Sonar Menu and the Pages Menu. Main Menu The Main Menu contains some basic function commands and some setup option commands. You access the Main Menu by pressing MENU|MENU. You run a command by using the or to highlight the command and then pressing ENT. To clear the Main Menu screen and return to the Page display, press EXIT. (Remember, our text style for "MENU|MENU" means "press the Menu key twice." See a full explanation of our instruction text formatting on page 4, Instructions = Menu Sequences.) 36
Main Menu. Main Menu Commands
There are four "basic" Main Menu commands that you'll really want to read more about. They are: Screen: changes the contrast or brightness of the display screen. Use this command to adjust how the screen looks under various lighting conditions. Sounds: enables or disables the sounds for key strokes and alarms, controls the volume and sets the alarm style. If you don't like to hear a beep each time you press a key, you can turn this off, or select tunes or sound effects instead. The sounds are especially useful when used with the Fish I.D. fish symbol feature and fish alarm feature. Sonar Alarms: turns alarms on or off and changes alarm thresholds. The fish alarm, used with Fish I.D., is the most popular use. It tells you when the sonar sees a fish. You can also set deep or shallow depth alarms and zone alarms. Popup Help: turns the pop-up help boxes on or off. When you select a menu command, these information boxes appear to tell you what the command does or how to use the command. The default setting is on, which is really handy while you're learning. The remaining Main Menu commands are for more advanced functions, mostly setting various sonar options. (They're all detailed in Sec. 4.) Transparency: adjust the level of transparency for menus. Units of Measure: selects the units of measure used for showing speed/distance, depth and temperature. Set Keel Offset: calibrates the unit to show depth under the keel or actual depth from the surface. 37
The Pages Menu has two tabs, one for sonar, the other for radar. The Sonar tab has six major display options: Full Sonar Chart, Split Zoom Sonar Chart, Split Frequency Sonar Chart (X-515cdf only), Digital Data, Flasher and Sonar with Custom Gauges. Select the Radar tab to display the radar page. You can access the Pages Menu by pressing the PAGES key. You select a display option by using or to highlight the option and then pressing ENT. (You can clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
Sonar Page Display options (left). Radar Page (right). Remember: the Split Frequency Sonar Chart will not be listed on the X-510c menu since it does not have a dual frequency transducer.
The Full Sonar Chart is the main display option. This is a "crosssection" view of the water column beneath the boat. The chart moves across the screen, displaying sonar signal echoes that represent fish, structure and the bottom.
Surface signal Digital data overlay (depth & temperature) Surface clutter Depth scale
In FasTrack, fish arches show as horizontal bars.
Zoom bar Structure
Bottom signal Sonar Page, showing full sonar chart mode.
FasTrack bar graph
Split zoom page (left) with split frequency page (X-515 only) (right).
Digital Data page display (left) with the Flasher page (right).
Sonar with Custom Gauge page (left). Radar page display (right).
You can customize how the Sonar Page pictures and other data are displayed in many ways. We'll discuss all of those features and options in 41
Section 4, but to show you how easy the sonar unit is to operate, the following page contains a simplified, 10-step quick reference that will cover most fish finding situations. The quick reference describes how your unit will operate with all the sonar features in their automatic modes, which are set at the factory.
Basic Sonar Quick Reference
1. Depress the PWR key to turn on the unit. 2. Head for your fishing grounds. Your unit automatically displays digital depth and surface water temperature in the corner of the screen. The auto settings will track the bottom, displaying it in the lower portion of the screen. The full sonar chart will scroll from right to left, showing you what's under the boat as you cruise across the water. 3. As you're watching the sonar returns, you can change the display by: Zoom in to enlarge the chart for more detail: press ZIN. Zoom out to return to full chart mode: press ZOUT. 4. If necessary, adjust sensitivity to improve chart readability. Press MENU|ENT and the Sensitivity Menu will appear on the left of your screen. Use and to change the setting. Boosting sensitivity will show more information on your screen, which may cause clutter. Reducing sensitivity will filter out some information, but could omit important images. We recommend adjusting sensitivity until the background is lightly "peppered" that is, scattered dots appear, but individual objects (like fish arches or bottom structure) can be easily picked out of the background. 5. Watch the display for the appearance of fish arches. When you see arches, you've found fish! Stop the boat and get your lure or bait into the water at the depth indicated on the sonar chart. 6. Gauge the fish depth by visually comparing the fish arches with the depth scale on the right side of the screen, or get a more accurate measure with the Depth Cursor. Press MENU| to DEPTH CURSOR|ENT. Press (or ) to align the cursor line with the fish arch. The exact depth appears in a box at the right end of the cursor line. To clear the cursor, press EXIT. 7. If you are drifting at a very low speed or anchored, you are not moving fast enough for a fish to return the tell-tale fish arch signal. As you drift over a fish, or as a fish swims through the transducer's signal cone, the fish echo will appear as a straight line suspended between the surface and the bottom. 8. To turn off the unit, press and hold PWR key for three seconds.
Main Menu with Sonar Alarms command highlighted (left). Sonar Alarms menu (right). To adjust and turn on the shallow alarm
1. Press the ALARM key on the front of the unit or press MENU|MENU and use or to select Sonar Alarms, then press ENT. 2. Press to SHALLOW ALARM DEPTH|ENT. 50
3. Press or to change the first number, then press to move the cursor to the next number and repeat until the depth is correct, then press ENT. 4. Press to SHALLOW ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT. 5. To turn off the alarm, press ALARM|ENT|EXIT. To switch to a different depth setting, open the Sonar Alarms menu and repeat the instructions in step 3 above.
To adjust and turn on the deep alarm
1. Press the ALARM key on the front of the unit or press MENU|MENU and use or to select Sonar Alarms, then press ENT. 2. Press to DEEP ALARM ENABLED| to DEEP ALARM DEPTH|ENT. 3. Press or to change the first number, then press to move the cursor to the next number and repeat until the depth is correct, then press ENT. 4. Press to DEEP ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT. 5. To turn off the alarm, Press the ALARM key on the front of the unit or press MENU|MENU and use or to select Sonar Alarms, then press ENT. Press to DEEP ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT. To switch to a different depth setting, open the Sonar Alarms menu and repeat the instructions in step 3 above. Zone Alarm The zone alarm is triggered when any echo passes inside the zone alarm bar, shown on the right side of the screen.
To adjust and turn on the zone alarm
1. Press the ALARM key on the front of the unit or press MENU|MENU and use or to select Sonar Alarms, then press ENT. 2. Press to ZONE ALARM ENABLED| to ADJUST ZONE|ENT.
Sonar Alarms menu (left) with Adjust Zone command selected. Adjust Zone Alarm selection box (right) with Upper selected.
3. To set the upper boundary for the Zone Alarm, use or to select UPPER, then press or to move the top of the bar to the desired depth.
LOWER, then press or to move the bottom of the bar to the desired
4. To set the lower boundary for the Zone Alarm, use or to select
depth. 5. Press EXIT| to ZONE ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT. Now, any echo fish, bottom, structure within the zone alarm's depth range will trigger the zone alarm.
6. To turn off the alarm Press the ALARM key on the front of the unit or press MENU|MENU and use or to select Sonar Alarms, then press ENT. Press to ZONE ALARM ENABLED|ENT|EXIT. To switch to a different depth setting, open the Sonar Alarms menu and repeat the instructions in steps 3 and 4 above. Fish Alarm Use the fish alarm for a distinctive audible alarm when fish or other suspended objects are detected by the Fish I.D. feature (Fish I.D. must be turned on for the Fish Alarm to work). a different tone sounds for each fish symbol size shown on the display.
Sonar Page menu with ColorLine command selected (left). The ColorLine control bar (right).
lets you distinguish between strong and weak echoes. It "paints" a brighter color on targets that are stronger than a preset value. This allows you to tell the difference between a hard and soft bottom. For example, a soft, muddy or weedy bottom returns a weaker signal which is shown with a narrow, colored line (dark blue tinged with red or a little yellow.) Since fish are among the weakest echoes, they show up mostly as blue arches. A hard bottom or other relatively hard target returns a strong signal which causes a wider brightly colored line (reddish yellow to bright yellow.) If you have two signals of equal size, one with red to yellow color and the other without, then the target with brighter color (yellow) is the stronger signal. This helps distinguish weeds from trees on the bottom, or fish from structure. ColorLine is adjustable. Experiment with your unit to find the ColorLine setting that's best for you. To adjust the Colorline level 1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to COLORLINE|ENT. 2. The Colorline Control Bar appears. Press to decrease Colorline; press to increase Colorline. 3. When it's set at the desired level, press EXIT.
The depth cursor consists of a horizontal line with a digital depth box on the right side. The numbers inside the box show the depth of the cursor.
Cursor line Depth box
Sonar Page menu with Depth Cursor selected (left). Sonar chart with the depth cursor active (right). The cursor is 34.64 feet deep.
The cursor can be moved to any location on the screen, letting you pinpoint the depth of a target. 1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to DEPTH CURSOR|ENT. 2. The depth cursor appears. Press to lower the cursor line; press to raise the cursor line. 3. To clear the depth cursor, press EXIT.
Depth Range - Automatic
When turned on for the first time, the bottom signal is automatically placed in the lower half of the screen. This is called Auto Ranging and is part of the automatic function. However, depending upon the bottom depth and the current range, you can change the range to a different depth.
Sonar Page menu with Depth Range command selected (left). The Depth Range Control Scale (right).
1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to DEPTH RANGE|ENT. 2. The Depth Range Control Scale appears. Press or to select a different depth range. A blue bar highlights the selected range. Lightly shaded numbers can not be selected. 3. When the new range is selected, press EXIT to clear the menu.
Sonar Features menu with Fish I.D. Symbols selected. When the check box to the left is checked, the feature is on.
Many fish arches visible Fig. 2A Fish arches above structure
Fewer fish symbols visible Fig. 2B No fish shown
FasTrack graph confirms fish Figures 1A and 2A (left) show Sonar Page in normal chart mode. Figures 1B and 2B (right) show the same underwater scene with Fish I.D. turned on. Note how arches are replaced with symbols.
To turn the Fish I.D. feature on 1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to SONAR FEATURES|ENT. 2. Press to FISH SYMBOLS|ENT|EXIT|EXIT. To turn off Fish I.D., repeat the instructions in step 2.
The FishTrack feature shows the depth of a fish symbol when it appears on the display. This lets you accurately gauge the depth of targets. This feature is available only when the Fish I.D. feature is on. The default setting for FishTrack is off. To turn on FishTrack 1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to SONAR FEATURES|ENT. 2. Press |then press to FISH DEPTHS|ENT|EXIT|EXIT. 61
NOTE These instructions will turn on FishTrack and Fish I.D. at the same time. To turn off FishTrack, repeat the instructions in step 2. Turning off FishTrack in this manner will not turn off Fish I.D. symbols.
Symbols with FishTrack depths
Sonar Features menu with Fish I.D. Depths selected (left). Sonar Page showing Fish I.D. symbols and FishTrack depths turned on (right).
Frequency (Change Transducer Frequency) (X-515cDF only)
The "DF" in your unit's name refers to its dual-frequency transducer, which operates with both 200 kHz and 50 kHz. The 200 kHz frequency has a 12 cone angle and the 50 kHz frequency has a 35 cone angle. The default frequency is 200 kHz, which is best for use in shallow water (about 300 feet or less). This frequency is the best choice for about 80 percent of the fresh and saltwater sport fishing applications. When you get into very deep saltwater 300 to 500 feet or deeper the 50 kHz frequency is the best choice. The 200 kHz transducer will give you better detail and definition, but less depth penetration. The 50 kHz transducer will give you greater depth penetration, but a little less detail and less definition. (Remember, all sonar units typically read deeper in fresh water than in saltwater.) There is a common exception to these rules. Some fishermen, who use downriggers on freshwater lakes (or the ocean), like to see their bait on the sonar. In many of those cases, you'll see a 50 kHz transducer frequency in use because the wider cone angle. 62
This unit's menus are available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Dutch and Finnish.
Set Language selected on main menu (left). Language menu (right).
To select a different language: 1. Press MENU|MENU| to SET LANGUAGE|ENT. 2. Use or to select a different language and press ENT|EXIT. All menus now appear in the language you selected.
Software Version Information
From time to time, Lowrance updates the operating system software in some of its products. These software upgrades are usually offered to customers as free downloads from our web site, www.lowrance.com. These upgrades make the unit perform better or introduce a new feature or function. You can find out what software version is running in your sonar unit by using the Software Information command. To view software information: 1. Press MENU|MENU| to SOFTWARE INFO|ENT. 2. Read the information displayed on the screen. 3. To return to the last page displayed, press EXIT|EXIT.
Sonar Chart Mode
The default color scheme for the sonar chart is a white background, but we offer several other options to suit your viewing preferences. You can select the chart to be displayed in Grayscale, Reverse Grayscale, Blue Background, White Background, Nightview, IceView and Bottom Color Tracking. To change the chart mode color scheme 1. From the Sonar Page, press MENU| to SONAR FEATURES|ENT. 2. Press then, to SONAR CHART MODE|ENT. 73
3. Press or to Mode Name|ENT. 4. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the Sonar Page.
Sonar Chart Display Options
The Pages Menu offers five chart display options for dual-frequency models and four options for single-frequency models. To access them, press PAGES| to Option Name|EXIT.
Pages Menu showing sonar chart display options. Split Frequency Sonar chart page is only available in the X-515cDF.
Full Sonar Chart This is the default mode used when the unit is turned on for the first time or when it's reset to the factory defaults. The bottom signal scrolls across the screen from right to left. Depth scales on the right side of the screen aid in determining the depth of targets. The line at the top of the screen represents the surface. The bottom depth and surface temperature (if equipped with a temperature sensor or a transducer with a temp sensor built in) show at the top left corner of the screen. The FasTrack display is just to the right of the depth scale. This changes all echoes into short horizontal bars, replicating a flasher sonar. The zoom bar on the far right shows the area that's magnified when the zoom is in use. (See the Zoom section on page 86 for more information.)
To select Tank Instance (Location):
1. Press MENU| MENU, use to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization. 2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 100
3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear. 4. Highlight TANK INSTANCE and press ENT, which will open the Tank Instance menu with the following options: Tank 1, Tank 2, Tank 3 and Unknown. 5. Select the desired Tank Instance (location) and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration? 6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To select Fluid Type: 1. Press MENU| MENU, use to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization. 2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Fluid Level Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Press to FLUID TYPE and press ENT, which will open the Fluid Type menu with the following options: Fuel, Water, Gray Water, Live Well, Oil, Black Water and Unknown. 5. Select the desired fluid type and press ENT. The following message will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration? 6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To input Tank Size: 1. Press MENU| MENU, use to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization. 2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Fluid Level Device Configuration menu will appear. 4. Highlight TANK SIZE and press ENT. Use , to input the size of the tank and press Enter. The following message will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration? 5. Select YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display. 101
Advanced Options menu The Fuel Flow sensor Advanced Options menu contains two categories: Instance and Restore Defaults.
1. Press MENU| MENU, use to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. 2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 3. Select the desired EP-15 Fluid Level and press ENT. 4. Press to select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The Device Calibration menu will appear. 5. Highlight NUM PTS, press ENT and select 5. Press ENT. 6. Make sure your tank is empty, then highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select EMPTY LEVEL and press ENT. 7. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: Empty Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT. 8. Add 1 quarter tank of fuel, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select
1 QTR LEVEL and press ENT. 9. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: 1 Qtr Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT. 10. Add another quarter tank of fuel, which should raise the fuel level to half a tank. Highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select HALF LEVEL and press ENT. 11. Highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: Half Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
12. Add another quarter tank of fuel, which should raise the fuel level to 3 quarters of a tank. Highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select 3 QTR LEVEL and press ENT.
13. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: 3 Qtr Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT. LEVEL and press ENT.
14. Top off the tank, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select FULL
15. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: Full Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT, then press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
Fuel Flow Calibration in a Suzuki Engine Interface The default calibration for the Suzuki Engine Interface is adequate in most cases, but if Fuel Used readings are off by more than 3 percent, calibration is recommended.
To check engine interface accuracy:
Select Fuel Used to be shown as Overlay Data on your unit's main display. Refer to the Overlay Data segment of this manual for instructions on how to select Fuel Used data as Overlay Data. 109
MENU|MENU. 2. Select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. 3. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. Select TANK LOCATION and press ENT.
1. After selecting Fuel Used as overlay data, fill up your tank and press
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WARNING: Microwave Radiation Hazard The microwave energy radiated by a radar antenna is harmful to humans, especially to the eyes. NEVER look directly into an open waveguide or into the path of radiation from an enclosed antenna. Radar and other radio frequency radiation can upset cardiac pacemakers. If someone with a cardiac pacemaker suspects abnormal operation, immediately turn off the radar equipment and move the person away from the antenna. Turn off the radar whenever it is necessary to work on the antenna unit or other equipment in the beam of the radar. WARNING: Turn Off Radar When Docked The radar beam can be harmful to humans in close proximity (within 20 yards, or 18.3 meters). When docked, be considerate of other boats and pedestrians nearby and remember to turn off your radar. If your boat is in a covered marina and the radar is on, a metal roof can act as a reflector, bouncing microwave energy back at your boat and passengers.
Section 1: Introduction
Thank you for buying a Lowrance Radar with the RIM 200 radar interface module. Your radar consists of three main components: the radar scanner unit (antenna), your display unit (sold separately) and the RIM 200 radar interface module which connects the scanner and display units. WARNING: Radar radiation can be harmful to you and bystanders. Radar misuse or misunderstanding radar operation could lead to a collision, which could result in property damage, personal injury or death. You must be familiar with the procedures and all warnings and cautions described in the installation and operation manuals in order to operate your radar safely and effectively. We know youre eager to begin using your radar, but first, we want you to take note of the three instruction manuals you need to read to get started. First is the Read Me! Insert for Radar Display Unit Software Update (part number 988-0161-023). It tells you how use the memory card in your package to update your display unit software to make it radarready. (For your convenience, this information is also repeated below.) Second is the Radar and RIM 200 Installation Manual (part number 988-0161-041). It tells you how to install your radar's hardware. Third is this Radar Operation Manual (part number 988-0161-012). After installing the radar scanner unit, the RIM 200 and the new display software, you need to read this manual to learn how your display unit and radar antenna work together. To get the highest level of performance from your radar, it is a good idea to keep this manual and your display unit's sonar or GPS instruction manual handy for reference.
This manual covers the following radar-compatible display units: LCX25c, LCX-26c HD, LCX-27c, LCX-28c HD, LCX-37c, LCX-38c HD, LCX110c, LCX-111c HD, LCX-112c, LCX-113c HD, LMS-520c, LMS-522c iGPS, LMS-525c DF, LMS-527c DF iGPS sonar/GPS combos; X510c, X515c DF sonars; and GlobalMap 5200c, GlobalMap 5300c iGPS, GlobalMap 6500c, GlobalMap 6600c HD, GlobalMap 7200c, GlobalMap 7300c HD, GlobalMap 7500c, GlobalMap 7600c HD, GlobalMap 8200c, GlobalMap 8300c HD, GlobalMap 9200c, GlobalMap 9300c HD GPS units. 1
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What is radar?
The word "radar" is an acronym for "RAdio Detecting And Ranging." In simple terms, this is how it works: A radio transmitter sends out a quick microwave pulse. A receiver listens for that signal's echo when it bounces back from something in its path. When the echo returns, it is processed by a computer to determine relative distance, position and bearing of the object that reflected the signal. This information is displayed on the display unit's screen. Other boats or ships, navigational markers, landmasses and the like are referred to as targets. By knowing how long it takes for a signal to return, the distance to a target can be determined. As the radar antenna scans through a 360 degree rotation, it can show where the target is relative to your position. By repeated scans, you can see which direction another vessel is moving. The following two pages show the basic components of your radar display screen, which is commonly referred to as the PPI, an old term from the early days of radar.
How to use this manual: typographical conventions
Many instructions are listed as numbered steps. The keypad and arrow "keystrokes" appear as boldface type, so you can easily skim the instructions and pick out what menu command to use. Arrow Keys The arrow keys control the movement of dotted cross-hair lines on your mapping screen called the cursor. The arrow keys also control a horizontal line depth cursor on the sonar screen. The arrow keys also help you move around the menus so you can execute different commands. They are represented by symbols like these, which denote the down arrow, up arrow, left arrow and right arrow: . Keyboard The other keys perform a variety of functions. When the text refers to a key to press, the key is shown in bold. For example, the "Enter/Icons" key is shown as ENT and the "Menu" key is shown as MENU. Menu Commands A menu command or a menu option will appear in small capital letters, in a bold sans serif type like this: ROUTE PLANNING. These indicate that you are 3
to select this command or option from a menu or take an action of some kind with the menu item. Text that you may need to enter or file names you need to select are show in italic type, such as trail name. Instructions = Menu Sequences Most functions you perform with this unit are described as a sequence of key strokes and selecting menu commands. We've written them in a condensed manner for quick and easy reading. For example, instructions for accessing the My Trails menu would look like this: 1. From the Map Page, press MENU|MENU| to MY TRAILS|ENT. In clearer terms, step 1 (above) means: "From the Map Page, press the Menu key twice. Use the arrow keys to select (highlight) My Trails menu and press Enter."
Basic Radar Display Components
Range Display mode Range Ring Interval Anti-Sea Clutter Anti-Rain Clutter Echo Trail status Radar Echo Expansion status Gain level Interference Rejection status
Radar Cursor Boxes
Electronic Bearing Lines
Variable Range Markers
Your unit has three electronic bearing lines and three variable range markers. An enlarged example of EBLs and VRMs is on the next page.
Electronic Bearing Line position for EBLs 1, 2 and 3. Highlighted in white, EBL 2 is the active bearing line.
Variable Range Marker position for VRMs 1, 2 and 3. Highlighted in white, VRM 2 is the active range marker.
PPI (radar screen's 360 overhead view of the area) Heading line (in green)
Bearings, in degrees (in Heading Up mode, relative to bow) VRMs and EBLs allow you to track the distance and bearing of multiple radar targets.
NOTE: This manual is printed in black and white, but a free color version (in Acrobat PDF format) is available for display or download from the Lowrance web site. The color manual is particularly useful for understanding Sec. 5, Radar Interpretation.
Section 2: Radar Setup
This section will teach you how to prepare your radar for operation. Before you begin radar setup, the radar scanning unit, RIM 200 module and display unit all must be installed and their cables connected. WARNING: Do NOT attempt to execute Radar Setup, while the vessel is moving. Some motion from wind and wave action is acceptable, but these setup instructions are NOT intended for vessels moving across the water. Caution: If you are unsure or do not understand the following instructions, it is strongly recommended that an experienced radar technician handles radar setup and the installation of radar hardware.
1. After turning on the unit, press MENU|MENU, then use to SYSTEM SETUP and press ENT.
Radar selected from Communication Ports menu (left). Radar Notice (right) prompting users to leave radar in Standby Mode for 30 minutes when activating radar for the first time.
2. From the System Setup menu, highlight COMMUNICATIONS PORT and press ENT. 3. Press to RADAR and press ENT, which will place an X in the radar checkbox. The Baud Rate automatically will switch to 230400 and a Radar Notice will appear.
Caution: Leave the radar in Standby Mode for 30 minutes when activating it the first time. This will help maximize the life of the magnetron. After the radar has been activated the first time, ignore the Radar Notice. 4. Press PAGES, then use to select the radar tab. 5. Press to select RADAR ONLY then press EXIT.
Radar only highlighted on Radar Pages menu (left). Radar menu with Radar Power selected (right).
6. Press MENU, then use to select RADAR POWER from the radar menu and press ENT. A confirmation message will appear. Press to select YES and press ENT. A warm-up countdown will commence that will vary depending on the model of radar you have. 7. After the countdown is finished, the unit will enter STANDBY mode. 8. Access the Radar Setup menu to make sure your radar display is set to Heading Up and is set to a Full Color scheme. Press MENU, select RADAR SETUP and press ENT.
Radar Setup selected from Radar menu (left). Radar Setup menu with Full Color on Black highlighted (right).
9. To set the radar to Heading Up, highlight HEADING UP and press ENT.
COLOR SCHEME and press ENT.
10. To display the radar images in full color, press to select RADAR
11. Use to highlight one of the three full color options and press ENT. Press EXIT to return to the main page display.
When the Auto Power-on feature is turned on, the radar will start warming up every time the display unit is turned on. Access the Communications Port menu to turn on or turn off the Auto Power-on feature. Caution: If you do not plan to use your radar every time the display unit is turned on, you need to turn off the Auto Power-On feature.
Turning on/off Auto Power-On: 1. Press MENU twice, highlight COMMUNICATIONS PORT and press ENT.
When a radar page is the active page, you can access the radar menu by pressing MENU. To access the main menu, press MENU|MENU. Gain The Gain feature allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the receiver. Setting Gain to a low level will clear up some of the clutter on the screen, but also could eliminate some desired echoes. A high level of the Gain, allows you to see greater detail around you, but will clutter the screen. NOTE: When adjusting Gain back to a useable level, increase the level until you see a light peppering of echoes on the display. Also remember, you will have to adjust gain every time you change ranges.
To adjust Gain:
1. From the radar page, press MENU, highlight GAIN and press ENT. The Gain vertical scrollbar will appear. 2. Use to adjust the Gain to a desired level. Press EXIT to remove the scrollbar from the screen.
Gain vertical scrollbar (left) with Anti-Sea Clutter scrollbar (right).
Anti-Sea Clutter (STC): The Anti-Sea Clutter feature lowers receiver sensitivity at shorter ranges to reduce or eliminate echoes that reflect back at the antenna due to wave action close to the vessel. Caution Increasing STC may reduce or eliminate weak echoes, like small vessels. Use only the minimum amount needed, then check back periodically to see if the STC level may be decreased.
To adjust Anti-Sea Clutter:
1. From the radar page, press MENU, select ANTI-SEA CLUTTER and press ENT. The Anti-Sea Clutter vertical scrollbar will appear. 2. Use to adjust Anti-Sea Clutter to a desired level. Press EXIT to remove the scrollbar from the screen. Anti-Rain Clutter (FTC) The Anti-Rain Clutter feature is used to reduce or eliminate massive numbers of small echoes that clutter the display during rain or snow storms.
To adjust Anti-Rain Clutter:
1. From the radar page, press MENU, highlight ANTI-SEA CLUTTER and press ENT. The Anti-Sea Clutter vertical scrollbar will appear. WARNING: Increasing FTC may reduce or eliminate weak echoes, like those from small vessels. Use only the minimum amount needed, then check back periodically to see if the FTC level may be decreased. 2. Use to adjust the Anti-Rain Clutter setting to a desired level. Press EXIT to remove the scrollbar from the screen.
To clear radar trails:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, highlight CLEAR RADAR TRAILS and press ENT. All radar trails are now cleared off the radar display. Adjust Radar PPI Offset Adjusts vertical and horizontal offset of the PPI, allowing you to see more of what is in front, behind or on either side of you.
To Adjust Radar PPI Offset:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select ADJUST RADAR PPI OFFSET and press ENT. 2. Four arrows will surround the Plan Position Indicator (PPI). Use , to move the PPI to the desired location. Press ENT to keep it at its new location or press EXIT to switch it back to its default position.
Adjust Radar PPI Offset selected (left). PPI moved to the left of center of the radar display (right). Notice when the PPI is moved, Off Center (HU -OC) will appear in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
Recenter Radar PPI Resets to zero the vertical and horizontal offset of the Plan Position Indicator (PPI), moving it back to the center of the display.
Recenter Radar PPI highlighted (left). PPI has moved back into the center of the radar display (right). To recenter radar PPI:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select RECENTER RADAR PPI and press ENT. The PPI is moved back to the center of the display. Press EXIT to return to the main menu. Log Radar Data If your unit has a hard drive (LCX-26cHD, LCX-28cHD, LCX-38cHD, LCX-111cHD, LCX-113cHD GlobalMap 6600cHD, GlobalMap 7300cHD GlobalMap 7600cHD, GlobalMap 8300cHD and GlobalMap 9300cHD) the Log Radar Data feature will be available on the Radar menu, allowing you to save radar logs. Saving a radar log allows you to reuse the log in the unit's simulator, which can aid you in being more proficient at radar interpretation. If your unit does not have a hard drive you will not see the Log Radar Data command on your Radar menu.
Log Radar Data menu.
To record a radar log:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select LOG RADAR DATA and press ENT. The Radar Chart Logging menu will appear. 2. Press ENT to start logging. NOTE: Remember you will NOT be able to log radar data, unless you have a unit with a hard drive. The following units can log radar data: LCX-26cHD, LCX-111cHD, GlobalMap 6600cHD & GlobalMap 7600cHD. The Chart Logging menu also allows you to change the file name or browse through data files on your MMC or SD card.
To change the file name:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select LOG RADAR DATA and press ENT, which will open the Radar Chart Logging menu. Press to File Name and press ENT. 2. Press to change the first letter, then press to move to the next letter. Repeat these steps until the desired name has been entered. Press ENT. Press EXIT to return to the main page display.
To browse data files:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select LOG RADAR DATA and press ENT, which will open the Radar Chart Logging menu. Select BROWSE FILES and press ENT. 2. Use to scroll through the available files. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the main page display.
Browse Files selected from the Radar Chart Logging menu (left). Browse Files menu (right).
When you select a file from the file browse menu, you can copy, delete, play or stop playing a data file.
To copy data files:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select LOG RADAR DATA and press ENT, which will open the Radar Chart Logging menu. Select BROWSE FILES and press ENT. 2. Select the desired file from the Browse Files menu and press ENT. 3. The File Information window will appear with three buttons, copy, delete and either stop or play. NOTE: Stop will only appear in the File Information menu if the file is in use. Selecting STOP will bring to a halt the unit's use of the file. When the file is no longer being used, the stop button will be replaced with the play button. Select PLAY to reactivate the file.
File Information window (left). The Copy To window (right).
3. Select COPY to save the file to an MMC or SD card. That will launch the Copy To window, which allows you to choose where you want to save the file. Use to select your MMC or SD card and press ENT. 4. Use to highlight the COPY FROM dialog box. Select your unit's hard drive as the Copy-From location and press ENT. 5. Highlight the COPY button and press ENT.
To delete a data file:
1. From the Radar Page, press MENU, select LOG RADAR DATA and press ENT, which will open the Radar Chart Logging menu. Select BROWSE FILES and press ENT. 2. Select the desired file from the Browse Files menu and press ENT. 3. The File Information window will appear with three buttons, copy, delete and either stop or play. 4. Highlight DELETE from the File Information window and press ENT. 5. A confirmation message will appear. Press to YES and press ENT. 27
Simulators highlighted on the System Setup menu (left). Radar Simulator On selected on Radar Simulator menu (right). Notice the simulator has not been turned on, since the checkbox is unchecked.
To access the Radar Simulator: 1. Press MENU|MENU, use to highlight SYSTEM SETUP and press ENT.
2. Use to highlight SIMULATORS then press ENT. 3. Press to scroll to the RADAR SIMULATOR tab. If you have only one radar log or if you want to use the current radar log, press to highlight RADAR SIMULATOR ON and press ENT. 4. If you have more than one Radar log loaded on your MMC or SD card and you want to switch logs, press to Log Used and press ENT. Use to select the desired radar log and press ENT. 5. Press to RADAR SIMULATOR ON and press ENT to turn on (check) the simulator checkbox. Repeat these steps to turn off the simulator. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the main page display. NOTE: You can turn on the GPS Simulator from the Radar Simulator menu. Press to SIMULATE POSITION, then press ENT, which will check the Simulate Position checkbox. Repeat these steps to turn off the GPS Simulator.
The Radar Overlay feature allows you to overlay radar data on any map page as long as you have a valid GPS position and a NMEA 2000 heading sensor or compatible NMEA 0183 heading sensor. Radar Overlay is available only on Radar compatible GPS units and Sonar-GPS combo units.
To use Radar Overlay:
1. From any Map page, press MENU, highlight ENABLE RADAR OVERLAY and press ENT|EXIT. Turning on Radar Overlay will place an "X" in the box next to the Enable Radar Overlay command. 2. To turn off Radar Overlay, repeat Step 1. 32
Radar Overlay feature in use on the Radar with Map page.
Radar Options menu The Radar Options menu allows you to access radar settings and commands from the Map page menu. You, however, will ONLY be able to access the Radar Options menu when Radar Overlay has been enabled.
Radar Options highlighted on the Map menu (left). Radar Options menu (right). To access Radar Options menu:
1. From any Map Page, press MENU, highlight ENABLE RADAR OVERLAY and press ENT. Turning on Radar Overlay will place an "X" in the box next to the Enable Radar Overlay command. 33
2. Highlight RADAR OPTIONS and press ENT, which will open the Radar Options menu with the following options: Radar Range, Gain, Anti-Sea Clutter (STC), Anti-Rain Clutter (FTC), Interference Rejection, Radar Echo Expansion, Echo Trail Interval, Clear Radar Trails and Overlay Options. 3. To use the features on the Radar Options menu, refer the Radar Menu instructions covered earlier in this section.
Radar Overlay feature in use on the Radar, Map and Sonar page.
Overlay Options menu The Overlay Options menu allows you to turn on overlay transparency, select a transparency level, and choose the color of the radar overlay. NOTE: The Overlay Options menu will only be available on the following units: LMS-520C, LMS-522C iGPS, LMS-525C DF, LMS-527C DF iGPS, LCX-27C, LCX-28C HD, LCX-37C, LCX-38C HD, LCX-112C, LCX-113C HD, GlobalMap 5200C, GlobalMap 5300C iGPS, GlobalMap 7200C, GlobalMap 7300C HD, GlobalMap 8200C, GlobalMap 8300C HD, GlobalMap 9200C and GlobalMap 9300C HD. 34
To access Overlay Options menu: 1. From any Map Page, press MENU, highlight RADAR OPTIONS and press ENT.
2. Select OVERLAY OPTIONS and press ENT. The Radar Overlay Options menu will appear.
Overlay Options selected on Radar Options menu (left). Radar Overlay Options menu (right). To Enable Overlay Transparency:
3. Highlight ENABLE OVERLAY TRANSPARENCY and press ENT, which will place an "X" in the checkbox (turn on). Repeat these steps to turn off Overlay Transparency. When the "X" is removed from the checkbox, Overlay Transparency is turned off.
To Adjust Transparency level:
4. Highlight Transparency level, then use to adjust the transparency level of the radar overlay to the desired setting.
Lowest level of Overlay Transparency (left). Highest Level of Overlay Transparency (right).
To select Overlay Color: 5. Highlight OVERLAY COLOR and press ENT, which will open the Overlay
Color drop-down menu with the following options: Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, Magenta and Black.
Red selected on the Overlay Color menu.
6. Use to select the desired color and press ENT. Press EXIT to return to the main display.
Section 4: Advanced Operation
Radar Only page display.
Reading the Display
The radar page displays digital information on the screen which covers, Range Rings, Gain, Anti-Sea Clutter (STC), Anti-Rain Clutter (FTC) and when active, Electronic Bearing Lines (EBL) and Variable Range Markers (VRM). Gain The percentage listed next to Gain, displays the current Gain setting for your radar display. NOTE: When adjusting Gain back to a useable level, increase the level until you see a light peppering on the display. Also remember, you will have to adjust gain every time you change ranges. Range Rings The Range Ring display in the upper left-hand corner of the radar display shows the current range ring setting. In the example above, Range is.5 nautical miles. The Range Ring setting (the distance between each ring) is.125 nautical miles. 37
Anti-Sea Clutter (STC) The STC percentage displays the current Anti-Sea Clutter setting on your radar screen. Anti-Rain Clutter (FTC) The FTC percentage displays the current Anti-Rain Clutter setting on your radar screen. Electronic Bearing Line (EBL) A radial line that can be rotated 360, the electronic bearing line is used to monitor the bearing of a radar target in relation to your location.
The EBL and VRM selection menu appears in a small box on the left side of the radar display (left). Once activated, the EBL and VRM dialog boxes appear in the bottom corners of the screen (right).
Variable Range Markers A range ring used to measure the precise distance to a target, the variable range marker may be adjusted to measure any distance within the radar's range. Radar Cursor The Radar cursor allows you to use the arrow keys to pinpoint the relative bearing (EBL) and range (VRM) to a target on the display. That saves you time, allowing you to simultaneously align the EBL and VRM with a target to get a quick fix on its bearing and range. The Radar Cursor also can be used to set up each of your EBL/VRMs.
To set up an EBL/VRM with the Radar cursor:
1. From any of the radar pages, press to launch the Radar Cursor boxes in the top left-hand corner of the display. The Radar Cursor will appear in the center of the display. 2. Use , to move the cursor to the desired target. 38
NOTE: If you are on a page where the screen is split between radar and another page display, make sure the radar is the active page. With the exception of the map page, the active page on the screen will be denoted by a blue bar at the top of its window. (The Map Page will display "Active Map" at the top of the map.) To toggle the active status of the pages, press Pages twice.
The Radar Cursor boxes are show in white in the top, left-hand corner. The Radar Cursor is aligned with a target in the bottom-right portion of the screen
3. Press ENT to launch the EBL/VRM menu. Use to select the desired EBL and VRM and press ENT|ENT|EXIT. The Radar Cursor coordinates have been assigned to the EBL/VRM you selected. The EBL and VRM coordinates will be listed in the bottom left and right-hand corners of the display. 4. If you want to use more than one EBL/VRM at a time, repeat these steps for each EBL/VRM you want to set up.
To manually set up an EBL and VRM: 1. Press ENT to launch the EBL/VRM menu. Select an EBL/VRM and press ENT.
2. Press to increase or decrease the size of the circular VRM. To find the distance to a radar target, increase the size of the VRM until it is lined up with the target. 39
Check the display in the bottom right-hand corner to see your distance from the target in nautical miles. 3. To adjust the position of the EBL, press to move the EBL around the display. Line up the EBL with a radar target to determine the target's relative bearing. Check the display in the lower left-hand corner to see the target's relative bearing displayed digitally.
ENT|EXIT. If you want to use more than one EBL/VRM at a time, repeat
4. When you are satisfied with the position of your EBL/VRM, press
these steps for each EBL/VRM you want to set up.
VRM (Variable Range Marker)
Radar cursor EBL L
EBL (Electronic Bearing Line) VRM
The Variable Range (VRM) shows the target is 0.219 nautical miles away. The Electronic Bearing Line (EBL) displays the target's bearing as 099.9R. To reposition an EBL/VRM: 1. Press ENT to launch the EBL/VRM menu. Select the EBL/VRM you would like to change and press ENT.
2. Press to increase or decrease the size of the circular VRM. To find the distance to another radar target, increase the size of the VRM until it is lined up with the target. Check the display in the bottom righthand corner to see your distance from the target in nautical miles. 40
3. Press to move the EBL around the display. Line up the EBL with a radar target to determine another target's relative bearing. Check the display in the lower left-hand corner to see the target's relative bearing displayed digitally. 4. If you have more than one EBL/VRM on the radar display, repeat these steps to reposition each EBL/VRM on the display.
EBL (Electronic Bearing Line)
This is a zoomed in view from the previous image, clearly showing the radar target, Variable Range Marker and Electronic Bearing Line. To remove an EBL/VRM from the display: 1. Press ENT to call up the EBL/VRM menu. Select the EBL/VRM you want to remove and press ENT.
2. Press EXIT and the desired EBL/VRM will be removed from the screen. 3. Repeat these steps to remove each EBL/VRM from the display.
VRM2 EBL2 EBL3 VRM3
When using multiple EBL/VRMs, the size of the dashes and the distance between dashes allows you to distinguish between the different EBL/VRMs on the display.
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"We," "our," or "us" refers to LOWRANCE ELECTRONICS, INC., the manufacturer of this product. "You" or "your" refers to the first person who purchases this product as a consumer item for personal, family or household use. We warrant this product against defects or malfunctions in materials and workmanship, and against failure to conform to this product's written specifications, all for one (1) year from the date of original purchase by you. WE MAKE NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER CONCERNING THIS PRODUCT. Your remedies under this warranty will be available so long as you can show in a reasonable manner that any defect or malfunction in materials or workmanship, or any non-conformity with the product's written specifications, occurred within one year from the date of your original purchase, which must be substantiated by a dated sales receipt or sales slip. Any such defect, malfunction, or non-conformity which occurs within one year from your original purchase date will either be repaired without charge or be replaced with a new product identical or reasonably equivalent to this product, at our option, within a reasonable time after our receipt of the product. If such defect, malfunction, or non-conformity remains after a reasonable number of attempts to repair by us, you may elect to obtain without charge a replacement of the product or a refund for the product. THIS REPAIR, OR REPLACEMENT OR REFUND (AS JUST DESCRIBED) IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO YOU AGAINST US FOR ANY DEFECT, MALFUNCTION, OR NON-CONFORMITY CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE WHATSOEVER. WE WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGE OF ANY KIND. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty does NOT apply in the following circumstances: (1) when the product has been serviced or repaired by anyone other than us; (2) when the product has been connected, installed, combined, altered, adjusted, or handled in a manner other than according to the instructions furnished with the product; (3) when any serial number has been effaced, altered, or removed; or (4) when any defect, problem, loss, or damage has resulted from any accident, misuse, negligence, or carelessness, or from any failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance in accordance with the instructions of the owner's manual for the product. We reserve the right to make changes or improvements in our products from time to time without incurring the obligation to install such improvements or changes on equipment or items previously manufactured. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. REMINDER: You must retain the sales slip or sales receipt proving the date of your original purchase in case warranty service is ever required.
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