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Raytech RNS V62
Users Number 812603
May and registered RayTech Navigator RayTalk Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are registered trademarks of Raymarine UK
Limited Seahawk Smartpilot Pathfinder and Raymarine are of Raymarine Holdings is a registered trademarks of Microsoft Inc
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel
NVIDIA and GeForce are trademarks or registered trademarks of is a registered trademark of and CMap NT are registered trademarks of is a registered
trademark of Navionics SpA Copyright 2010 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights reserved
All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Use Statement
You may print no more than three copies of this manual for your own use
You may not make any further copies or distribute or use the manual in any
other way including without limitation exploiting the manual giving or selling copies to third parties
Contents System requirements
Minimum system i Optimum system requirements
information 1 Compatible displays Safety notices Upgrading drivers and adapters Intended use
Driver update Disclaimers DirectX The limits of electronic navigation Getting started 13
About this Introduction Conventions Installing RayTech Product use Installation from a System integration
Installation from the Internet Technical accuracy Starting to use RayTech License keys overview and
Running RayTech for the first Introduction 5 Using RayTech on a new computer What do I get in the box
5 Continuing To Use RayTech System overview 6 Operating modes System features 6 RayTech Planner only
operates in Simulate mode If you want
Easy marine navigation 6 to change the Simulators automatic settings you can tailor the
Chart formats 6 menu to suit your needs The Simulator menu is available to edit
Comprehensive Weather Oceanographic 7 19
Advanced graphical user interface 7 Setting up RayTech Navionics Platinum chart 7 Installing instruments
to RayTech Sailboat racing 7 RayTech Tools feature Introduction 9 Installing
charts
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CMapNTPC charts from CDROM Chart panning Maptech cartography Navionics Finding
your boat on the RayTech chart installer Choosing a chart type user interface and controls 27
Chart Introduction Chart The screen Chart Interface controls Using Platinum cartography 39
Drop down Introduction Toolbars 2D cartography 3D bathymetric Right mouse New 2D chart
features Pathfinder Aerial photo Displaying information Pilot Selection dialog box 2D chart
enhancements Action Business services information Data Find nearest Alert and information dialog box
Search port by name Application information Wrecks data Changing what you see on the screen
Coastal roads Moving around a split page US inland waterways 33 3D bathymetric chart
application Introduction The application Use your charts safely The controls The chart screen The
operating modes Opening a chart Using 2D and 3D charts Moving around the chart Navigating with 3D

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Working with waypoints Monitoring the course Introduction 51 Restart XTE What is a waypoint 51
Next Leg and Previous Placing a waypoint 51 Using tides and 67
at the cursors current 51 Introduction at the boats current position 51 Setting the region at a known position
51 Tides Placing a man overboard marker 53 Open nearest tides Changing a waypoint symbol 53
Currents Navigating to a waypoint 54 Open nearest using the WAYPT button 54 Working with radar NonHD 71
using the 54 Introduction using the waypoints list 54 Displaying radar in a new page Moving a waypoint 54 The radar
picture Edit waypoint details 55 Changing how the radar picture is shown Organizing waypoints 55 Head up Deleting a
waypoint or waypoint folder 56 North up Waypoint recycle bin 56 Course up CUP Transferring route and
waypoint data 57 Getting the best radar picture with routes Gain Introduction 61
What is a route 61 Sea mode Creating a route 61 Gain mode Add a waypoint to a route 62 Deleting a
waypoint 63 Making targets clearer Choosing a 64 Interference rejection Following route 64 Expansion
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Wakes Multiple Setting up the radar display Blind sectors Short range scales Sea Long range Rain
or snow Changing the displayed Mutual radar interference Marking a position onscreen Radar window overview
Using radar to help avoid a collision Your position Range rings Operation modes VRMsEBLs Other vessels
or objects Guard zones Factors affecting echo Placing a guard Using waypoints with the radar MARPA Radar
display options Safety Notices What is Setting the motion mode Target and vector history Tuning the
radar display Target history Gain MARPA Gain the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 83
Manually adjusting gain settings Radar setup Gain Select scanner Color Scanner Radar
Powering onoff the various scanner operating modes 84 Rain clutter Radar range and image quality
Sea Super HD adjustments Image quality Antenna boost Side Power Indirect echoes Tuning the radar display
ENHANCE ECHOES Interference rejection

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95 Viewing target Wakes 95 MARPA and AIS options Radar range 96 Safety Synchronizing radar range and chart 96
AIS Alarms Measuring distance range and bearing 96 AIS Layer Setup Menu Range rings 96 Working
with 113
Bearing and 97 Introduction The Variable Range Marker VRM and Electronic Bearing Line The sonar
screen 97 Displaying sonar in a new page Variable Range 97 Presets Electronic Bearing Marker 98
Changing the screen view Combined range and 99 Background color Tracking a target with a VRM or EBL 99
Scrolling Floating VRM and 99 Target depth ID Using radar to track objects 100 Improving the underwater
view Guard zones 100 Changing the range 101 Selecting the operating Displaying vessel identity 104 Making
the picture clearer System Gain mode Introduction 105 Color gain mode What is AIS
105 TVG Classes of AIS 105 Color What do I need to run AIS 106 Getting a clear picture of the bottom AIS
baud rate selection 106 Getting a live image from below the boat Selecting the AIS function 107 Isolating objects near the
bottom How is AIS data displayed 108 Getting a closer view AIS Target 109 Marking an onscreen position
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Measuring an objects depth and distance Prestart display Sonar alarms Route optimization Shallow water
alarm Navigation numbers Deep water Engine panel Fish alarm Using video 163
Sonar data recording and playback Introduction advanced 133 The user interface
Introduction RayTech 167
Weather information Introduction 3rd Party GRIB Weather files Technical support Opening a 3rd party GRIB
file in RayTech Web support Customizing 3rd party GRIB Telephone support Viewing a weather
file in RayTech Product information Configuring the Weather Layer Charts Animating weather
files Vector Measuring distances on a chart Creating and modifying databoxes
Aerial Modifying a databox Radar Creating a Scanner Modifying a Standard range
Using the font selector Identifying false echo Polar plotting Sonar Data collection Boat speed
Entering and editing Target depth Graphing and reading a polar plot Target size Instrument
calibration for accurate data Transducer DataTrak Installation Guidelines
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Suppression Ferrites 191 Glossary of 217
Connections to other equipment 191
System integration 192
What is System Integration 192
NMEA basics 193
RS232 basics 193
Connecting RayTech to your instruments 195
Connecting directly to an NMEA 195
Connecting directly to NMEA equipped 195
SeaTalkhs 196
SeaTalk devices 199
RayTech Interface 199
Mounting the interface 199
RayTech Interface box 200
Toolbars 201
Main 201
Standard toolbar 206
Routes and waypoints 207
Charting toolbar 207
Animation toolbar 208
Alarms toolbar 209
toolbar 209
3D toolbar 210
Yacht racing 211
Prestart toolbar 212
Weather toolbar 212
Databox toolbar 213
List of 215
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1
Important notices
WARNING CAUTION
Navionics CF Card Reader
Navigation aid
The Navionics CF card reader has been designed and
When this product is used within a navigation system it is tested for home and dockside planning use only and has
only an aid to navigation Its accuracy can be affected by not been tested to marine standards for ruggedness or
many factors including equipment failure or defects envi interference with other devices on board the vessel
ronmental conditions and improper use or handling It is Raymarine cannot accept or liability for any
the users to exercise common prudence damage to the card reader associated systems and equip
and navigational judgements This product should not be ment or compatibility issues arising from its use while
relied upon as a substitute for such prudence and judge underway
ment Always maintain a permanent watch so that you can
respond to situations as they develop
Intended use
RayTech V62 is intended for recreational marine use Users should note that
WARNING only authorized government charts and associated Notices to Mariners
contain all the information required for safe navigation
Product installation Disclaimers
This equipment must be installed and operated in accor This electronic chart is an aid to navigation designed to facilitate the use of
dance with the Raymarine instructions provided within authorized government charts not to replace them Only official government
this guide Failure to do so could result in poor product charts and notices to mariners contain all of the current information needed
performance personal injury andor damage to your boat for the safety of navigation and the Captain is responsible for their prudent
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Guide
This program and its charts do not excuse the user from carrying the required Like all systems it is not perfect and any part of it can fail GPS
accuracy charts and documents between 2 and 50 does not warrant that this product is error free
or that it is NMEA 0183 10 15 only supports 2 digits of latitude and longitude giving a
compatible with products manufactured by any person or entity other than precision of approximately 60
NMEA 20 21 supports 3 digits of latitude and longitude giving a product utilizes digital chart data and electronic
information from the of approximately 6 feet
Global Positioning System GPS and weather information which may contain Another limitation to the system accuracy is digital charts These
Raymarine does not warrant the accuracy of such information and you charts are made by highly skilled Surveys on which the
are advised that errors in such information may cause the product to cartography is based were in some cases made over 50 years ago or
give incorrect readings Raymarine is not responsible for despite everyones best efforts it may be possible to have errors in the final
damages or injuries caused by your use or inability to use the product by the of the product with products manufactured by others or by errors
in chart data or information utilized by the product provided by third parties Lastly RayTech software was developed by highly skilled and talented
software engineers and underwent a rigorous test and quality for the limited warranty regarding the magnetic media contained in program
before being released However it is possible that software issues or
the license agreement accompanying the product this product is provided malfunctions may remain undetected in the software While Raymarine
make
AS IS without warranty of any kind either express or implied including but every effort to find fix and repair software issues as they are
discovered this
not limited to the implied warranties of and fitness for a product is specifically not promised to be issue purpose and any others which may
arise from course course of dealing or usage of trade
About this manual
The limits of electronic navigation This manual describes how to install and operate RayTech V62 marine
navigation software It assumes that the personal computer PC on navigators know not to rely on a single method of navigation for the software is
to be installed meets the requirements for running this their position Two or more methods should be used to of RayTech and that all
peripheral equipment intended to be operated with it
determine position and guard against errors placing you or your boat in a is compatible and has been correctly position Global Positioning
System GPS based is an amazing application of technology but like all other This manual is intended for users with varying technical has
limits A wise navigator will understand these limits and how marine abilities but assumes a general level of knowledge of
they affect the safety of their boat and crew PC use and nautical terminology and Global Positioning System is
made up of components starting with This manual gives an overview of RayTech V62 and details the main
ground based computers to monitor and maintain the system made up of 24 functions and how to operate them There are several ways that a task
can be
satellites in orbit around the earth The system ends at your boats information
3
completed experiment find the way of using RayTech that best suits your In accepting these terms and conditions you agree to be bound by the
terms
way of working of the license agreement and to release and hold Raymarine harmless
from
and against any and all claims obligations and liabilities with respect to the
RayTech Planner users product except those specifically reserved in the license Planner
offers a subset of the RayTech RNS features supporting at If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of the license agreement you
home PCbased waypoint and route planning This User Guide covers both may return the program within thirty 30 days of the date of purchase by
versions of RayTech Planner and RNS and therefore some parts of the User following the instructions contained within the license do not apply to
RayTech Planner users Raymarine recommends that
RayTech Planner users focus on Chapters 1 to 9 Chapter 14 sections 1 to 3
Appendix A and Appendix E
System integration
RayTech V62 has been designed to work transparently with used SeaTalk or SeaTalkhs
data communication networks or any other device that
In this manual the following conventions will be used outputs data in National Marine Electronics Association NMEA 0183
format These protocols allow information such as heading wind speed and
RayTech refers to RayTech V62
direction sea temperature and other information to be accessed and
The names of keyboard keys are printed in boldface such as Enter displayed within RayTech Information generated by RayTech can also be
Italics are used to show names such as Open Chart or softkeys such as displayed on your boats standard onboard instruments
Find Vessel except with notes
If you intend to run RayTech on a laptop computer as part of an integrated
Instructions using menu options are written as menu system you should read Installation Guidelines on page 191 to ensure
option For example the instructions might read Select File Layers correct connectivity into the system
This means go to the File menu on the dropdown menus and select it A
submenu will appear that contains the Layers option for you to select Technical accuracy
Click refers to clicking the mouse button Unless otherwise stated it
refers to the left mouse button once The technical information contained within this manual to the best of our
Right click refers to clicking the right mouse button once knowledge was correct at the time of printing However Raymarine cannot
accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain
Double click means to click the left mouse button twice quickly
In addition Raymarines policy of continuous product improvement may
change without notice As a result Raymarine cannot use liability for any
differences between the product and the manual
You may not use this product unless you agree to the terms and conditions of
the license agreement
4 RayTech RNS V62 Users copyright laws use of this manual is intended
for the original licensee
No portion of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by
any means electronic or mechanical including photocopying recording storage and retrieval systems for any purpose other than use without the express
written permission of Raymarine and
provided in the licensing agreement between you and 1 System overview and features
5
Chapter 1 System overview and features
11 chapter introduces RayTech and covers the following Accessories
Whats in the box The following accessories are available for RayTech
System overview
Component Raymarine Part No
12 What do I get in the box Navionics CF Chart Reader E86026
When you open the box containing RayTech you will find depending on which package you have purchased SeaTalk to PC Interface
E85001
Serial data cable DB9 V61 Part To upgrade the software to Raytech V62 you must visit the RayTech V62 Manual
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Raymarine website SeaTalkhs Switch
Part No
SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler CDROM with license key decal Users Manual CF Chart
Reader E86026
If any of the components are missing you should contact in the the Raymarine dealer where you purchased your package or
Raymarine Customer Support the details of which can be found in the
Technical Support section of this handbook on page 177
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Guide
14 System features
CAUTION RayTech has been designed for ease of use and incorporates the following
features
Navionics CF Card Reader Easy marine navigation
The Navionics CF card reader has been designed and RayTech takes the guesswork out of marine navigation by enabling easy
tested for home and dockside planning use only and has accurate planning and plotting of simple or complex routes These can be
stored and reused even changed whilst in use to take changing weather
not been tested to marine standards for ruggedness or conditions or other factors into account
interference with other devices on board the vessel
Raymarine cannot accept or liability for any Chart formats
damage to the card reader associated systems and equip RayTech uses the latest digitized versions of the paper charts ment
or compatibility issues arising from its use while used in marine navigation and supports the following chart formats
underway
Navionics Silver and Gold
Navionics Platinum and Platinum Plus
Product registration Navionics Support requires online registration at
Navionics Fish n Chip US market only
13 System overview CMap NT and NT Plus
Maptech BSB NOAA RNC
RayTech operates within a standard Windows environment and enables you Maptech PCX
to utilize the latest digital charts and Global Positioning System GPS Maptech Photo Regions and Topographical to help you navigate your
boat virtually anywhere in the
SoftCharts Nautical charts and RayTech easily interfaces with your boats onboard offering you the flexibility to allow RayTech to autopilot your
boat to NDICHS charts
any destination you chose to plot Note Support for viewing Navionics cartography within RayTech is
only
RayTech also incorporates the capability to download the latest weather and possible if the Navionics cartography is contained on a
information and display it on any chart Advanced features Flash card and is served by either a Raymarine included that will enhance
RayTechs route plotting and fishfinding or a Navionics Multicard making it an ideal choice for the serious sailor or 1 System
overview and features Weather
Oceanographic Sailboat The sail
racer features are targeted towards the professional sailboat offers you the capability to import and display the latest weather and include
and ocean conditions and then superimpose this information upon your in several layers For example weather information in GRIB format
Polars
can be downloaded directly from thirdparty Internet sites such as Route These files can be animated to show predicted over a specified
period of time Typical weather files contain Advanced weather covering a period of several days giving you a comprehensive Prestart of
atmospheric and marine conditions Navigation numbers
Specialized racing graphical user is operated via an easytouse Graphical User Interface with many customizable toolbars softkeys and floating data
boxes Using an intuitive menu hierarchy you can display only those tools
that you commonly use or customize screens to show you only with just a few mouse clicks RayTechs flexible GUI enables you
to quickly and easily tailor its powerful resources to suit your Platinum chart with Navionics Platinum chart card provides you with
enhanced 2D cartography features and introduces an easy to use 3D chart
format that provides you with a graphical view of land and sea your boat Much of the information available on a conventional chart
can be shown in three dimensions giving you an accurate of the area around
To read Navionics Platinum Chart cards you will need to install a reader Part No E86026 or have RayTech connected via SeaTalkhs
to a Raymarine multifunction display
8 RayTech RNS V62 Users 2 System requirements
9
Chapter 2 System Introduction IMPORTANT In addition to the requirements you
will also require 1 or more of the following depending on how RayTech is
This section deals with making sure that your PC is ready to install and run to be connected to your instruments and details
Serial port for connecting to NMEA 0183 or SeaTalk
System requirements Ethernet port for connecting to a Raymarine multifunction display
Compatible Raymarine multifunction displays using SeaTalkhs
Whether your PC is ready to install RayTech USB or USB 20 port for Navionics Multicard Reader or of Serial to
Upgrading drivers and adapters USB adapter
22 System requirements Optimum system you can begin installing RayTech you need to make sure
that the PC The optimum system requirements are
you intend to use meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Pentium IV 2GHz processor or software Whilst RayTech will run
successfully on the minimum require 2GB RAM or higher
ment for best performance the optimum requirements are recommended NVIDIA GeForce graphics card
The minimum and optimum requirements are Windows XP SP3
Minimum system requirements 23 Compatible displays
The minimum system requirements are
Your PC or laptop running Raytech RNS software can be connected to a
Pentium IV processor Raymarine multifunction display via SeaTalkhs This enables you to access
512MB RAM additional functions including radar and sonar For a list of compatible
Windows XP SP2 or later or Windows 7 all variants Raymarine multifunction displays refer to the Raymarine website
CDROM drive Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 resolution 16 bit color
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24 Upgrading drivers and adapters
Prior to installing RayTech Raymarine strongly recommend updating your
PC display drivers and verifying that you have the latest versions of
Microsoft DirectX and your Display adapter driver installed
Note It will be necessary to have the PC connected to the Internet for
these checks and updates
Driver update
To ensure that your PC is current with regard to Windows operating system
patches you should execute the Windows Update utility
To run the Windows Update utility
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1 On the computer taskbar click Start The popup menu is displayed
Figure 21 Welcome to Windows Update 2 Select and click Windows Update The PC will connect to the Microsoft
Windows Update site
3 The Welcome screen is displayed See Figure 21
4 Click Scan for Updates
5 Your computer is scanned to find which update patches are required
The screen updates to show the progress of the scan When the scan is
complete the Review Updates screen is displayed See Figure 22
6 Click Review and Install Updates The available updates are displayed
7 Click Install Now Installation of the updates starts with progress
being shown on screen
8 Upon completion of the installation a dialog box appears This will tell
you that installation is complete and that you need to restart your
computer for the updates to be activated
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9 Check Restart Now Click OK Your computer will restart and Windows
Figure 22 Review Updates screen will be updated
10 Repeat Steps 19 until all applicable updates have been 2 System requirements
11
Note Windows update does not always update all drivers Raymarine
recommend that you check your PCHardware manufacturers web
site to check for relevant driver updates
DirectX
To ensure that you have the latest version of DirectX installed you should
run the DirectX diagnostics utility
To run DirectX diagnostics utility
1 On the computer taskbar click Start The popup menu is displayed
Version number
2 Select and click Run The Run dialog box is displayed
3 Type in dxdiag Click OK The DirectX diagnostic tool will be D69711
See Figure 23
Figure 23 Direct X Diagnostics screen 1 4 Make a note of the version number installed on your computer
5 Click the Display or Display 1 tab The display adapter screen is
displayed See Figure 24
Display adapter details
6 Make a note of the display adapter name manufacturer chip type and
driver version installed on your computer highlighted in the picture
above
7 Point your Internet browser to http and check the current version
of DirectX
If the version installed is not current download and install the latest
version
8 Point your Internet browser to the display adapter site
and check the current version available If the version installed is not
current download the latest version
Note Laptop users should check their PC Manufacturers web site for rele
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vant video driver updates
Figure 24 Direct X Diagnostics screen 2
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Chapter 3 Getting started
31 made sure that your computer meets the operating requirements Installation from a CDROM
and has the latest drivers installed See System requirements on page 9
you are now ready to install and run RayTech This section deals with To install RayTech using a CDROM
1 Insert the RayTech CD into the CDROM drive of the computer on
Installing and setting up RayTech
which you want to install the software
Installing charts
2 The CD will automatically run and the Install Shield Wizard Welcome
Note RayTech Planner does not require a licence key See License keys screen appears
on page 15
3 Follow the onscreen Installing RayTech If the Install Shield Wizard does not automatically
Having checked that your computer meets the operating requirements and 1 Select StartRun from the computer taskbar and type
upgraded its drivers and adapters as necessary your computer is now ready installing RayTech
Substitute the drive letter of your CDROM drive for e if it is differ
ent After a few moments the Install Shield Wizard welcome screen is
Note If you are connecting a multifunction display to your laptop or PC displayed
via SeaTalkhs refer to the Installation Guidelines on page 191
2 Click Install Software The Install Shield Wizard Welcome screen is
You are now ready to install RayTech The installation options are displayed
from a CDROM 3 Follow the onscreen from the Internet
Installation from the If you are installing RayTech on a Windows 7 machine the installa
tion process may be interupted by a User Access Control Unknown To install RayTech from the Internet
Publisher warning Click Yes to accept the warning and proceed 1 Point your Internet browser to with the installation
software
2 Click and install the application here
3 Click Download RNS 62 Registration required The registration
screen appears
4 Complete the registration form
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5 Click Submit The download instruction page opens
6 Click Proceed to Download The Download security dialog box appears
7 Click Save You are now prompted to select a location to save the file
8 Select the location and click OK File download begins
Note RayTech is a very large file 152MB Dialup connections are not
recommended for this operation A CDROM can be purchased from
Raymarine if you prefer
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Figure 32 RayTech Startup Wizard onscreen keyboard
After you have downloaded the file it must be opened onto your computer
as follows
1 Open the location where the file is stored
2 Doubleclick the RayTech icon
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3 Click Run The Install Shield Wizard is displayed
4 Follow the onscreen 31 RayTech Startup Wizard Screen
Note Raymarine recommends that you save the downloaded installation
executable file by burning it to a CDROM and storing with your
RayTech 33 Starting to use RayTech
Now that you have successfully installed RayTech on your computer the
following steps explain how to start using the 3 Getting started
15
License keys
Before using RayTech for the first time you will need to enter a license key
Note When initially running RayTech Planner the RNS Startup Wizard
will prompt you for a Full RayTech RNS license number a RayTech
RNS Upgrade license number or to select to use RayTech Planner
only no license required If you have downloaded RayTech Planner
from Raymarines website or have received a RayTech Planner CD
with a new multifunction display or have received a RayTech
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Planner CD with the Navionics Multicard Reader you should choose
the RayTech Planner No License option
Note The license key for your Full RayTech RNS 61 or RayTech RNS 61 Figure 33 RayTech mode dialog box
upgrade products can be found on the installation CDROM sleeve
and the inside cover of the Users Guide
There are two types of license key for RayTech
V6x Upgrade License key required if you are upgrading to
RayTech V6x from an earlier version
V6x License key included when you purchase RayTech V6x
Both keys can be purchased from Figure 34 RNS Network Set up Wizard
16 RayTech RNS V62 Users license key segments of less than 4 may have a
license key that contains segments of less than four
numbers To enable RayTech it is necessary to enter the license key and
pad the numbers as follows for example
Your key is should be entered as RayTech for the first time
To run RayTech for the first time
1 Select StartAll RayTech Navigator
from the Windows task bar RayTech will load and the RNS Startup
Wizard is displayed See Figure 31on page 14
2 Click the button next to the type of license key you want to enter
3 Click Next The onscreen keyboard appears See Figure 32on page 14
For details of license key types refer to License keys on page 15
Note RayTech Planner users should skip to section 44 and refer to the
Simulator section
4 Enter your license key using the onscreen keyboard by moving the
cursor over the required number and clicking
5 Click Finish The dialog box closes and the RayTech splash screen
appears
The splash screen closes and the RayTech mode dialog box appears
RayTech mode dialog box on page 15
You now have a choice of which mode RayTech opens in
Planning Instrument connection is not required see Click the
button for the mode you want RayTech to use on page 18
Onboard enables you to configure your network 3 Getting started
17
Configure network If you do not choose SeaTalkhs make sure you have the PC
on which RayTech is running connected to your boats instruments the first
time you run RayTech in Onboard mode The instruments must also be
switched ON
The following section shows how to configure a SeaTalkhs network
To configure other types of network click the button next to the 3 Click the button next to SeaTalkhs Raymarine multifunction display
network type and follow the onscreen instructions 4 Click the button corresponding to whether the PC is for Windows 7 and
Windows XP connected to your onboard instruments
5 Click Next The following screen 7 users must use the RayTech Network Configuration Tool
BEFORE attempting to configure the RayTech network settings This tool
may also be used with Windows XP in the event that a manual IP address is
required due to DHCP issues
1 Download the RayTech Network Configuration Tool from wwwrayma
to a folder on your PC or laptop
2 Follow the installation instructions that accompany the If your PC or laptop does not already have the NET framework
installed you must install it before proceeding with the RayTech
Network Configuration Tool installation The NET installation file is
included with the RayTech Network Configuration Tool download
To configure the RayTech network settings
1 Follow Steps 1 through 5 of Starting to use RayTech on page 14
2 Click Onboard The RNS Network Setup Wizard appears Figure 34on
page 15
Note If any network adapter is acquiring a network address from a DHCP 6 Click the button next to the PC or laptop network card that is
physically
server when Raytech is booting into Onboard mode the following connected to the SeaTalkhs network This card will be configured to
message will appear You should then try to run Raytech once the communicate with your Raymarine multifunction display
network adapter has completed acquiring the necessary network 7 Click Finish The RNSNetSetup dialog box appears
address
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Using RayTech on a new computer
If you install the upgrade version of RayTech on a new computer a dialog
box may appear after entering the upgrade key asking you to enter your
original RayTech V50 or V6x license key This should be entered in the
same way as before using the onscreen keyboard that appears Make sure
the license key type is set to the correct version number
To display the license keyboard
8 Click OK RayTech starts to open and the network 1 Select FileSetup The Setup dialog box is displayed
progress box appears 2 Doubleclick the License icon The onscreen license entry keyboard is
displayed
3 Enter your license key as described inTo run RayTech for the first
time on page 16 Steps 7 through 9
34 Continuing To Use RayTech
You will only need to enter a license key number the first time that you use
RayTech after installing it each time that you open RayTech the following
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dialog box will appear
As the process is carried out RayTech will open and the
Open New Page dialog box is displayed
9 Highlight the icon for the page type you want to open and click OK
The new page opens
10 You can now continue to work in Raymarine recommends that you register your RayTech software on
the Raymarine website This ensures that you can recover your
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license key in the event of loss or failure of your PCs hard drive
Click the button for the mode you want RayTech to use
Chapter 3 Getting started 19
Operating modes 4 Taylor the menu to suit your by clicking the
RayTech can be operated in either of the following modes options as pictured below
Planning
you to work in a simulated mode away from your boat if you want
to Useful for planning and learning Planner only operates in Simulate mode If you want to change
the Simulators automatic settings you can tailor the menu to suit your
needs The Simulator menu is available to edit
1 Select FileSetup The Set Up Dialog Box Is Displayed
2 Select Select Simulator is ON
If you are using RayTech Planner you can NOT set the simulator
feature to OFF
Note RayTech must be restarted for these changes to take effect
Note RayTech Planner offers a subset of the RayTech RNS features
supporting athome PCbased waypoint and route planning This The Vessels position can be edited to anywhere in the world simply Right
User Guide covers both versions of RayTech Planner and RNS and mouse click and select Move Boat Here from the drop down menu
therefore some parts of the User Guide do not apply to RayTech Onboard
Planner users Raymarine recommends that RayTech Planner users
Enables you to work in realtime mode onboard your boat with data being
focus on Chapters 1 to 9 Chapter 14 sections 1 to 3 Appendix A
collected and used from all the instruments that you have connected to
and Appendix E
RayTech
35 Setting up RayTech
Once you have installed and started using RayTech you can enter specific
information for your boat and change default settings to your personal
preferences that suit the way you work
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To set up RayTech
1 With RayTech running select FileSetup The set up dialog box is Logging set up your data logging options
displayed
Settings set up operational settings
Performance set up system graphics performance settings
3D settings set up general 3D settings
System clock set up the current time and date
Raster chart set up install and control raster charts
Instruments set up RayTech to interface with your instruments
Colors set up the colors displayed in RayTech features
Track coloring set up the display colors for showing tracks
Night vision modes set up how you view RayTech at night
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Tides and currents select tide and current regions
2 Click on the icon of the setting you want to change Vessel settings set up how your own boat is displayed on screen
3 Click OK The dialog box for that setting will be displayed
4 Click the action boxes and change the settings to your preferred option Databox settings set up how databoxes and their contents
5 Click OK to close the dialog box Weather set up set up how weather information is displayed
6 Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for each setting you want to can customize any of the following settings 36 Installing
instruments to RayTech
Units configure the units to be used in RayTech Full functionality of RayTech requires accurate heading and position
data
being received from your system instruments You should refer to enter or change license keys tion
Guidelines on page 191 for full information on successfully
connecting 3 Getting started
Running RayTech for the first time on page 16 describes how to
configure your network and instruments However you may at a later date
want to change the way in which instruments are configured to RayTech
You can choose which way you configure instruments to RayTech This can Network Config
be either
Using the RayTech Tools application wizard or
Using the Tools
The RayTech Tools Instrument Configuration wizard can be used to
configure your system
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To use the RayTech Tools wizard
1 Select ToolsRayTech Instrument You can now set the network configuration and either automatically or
Instrument Configuration wizard appears manually configure your system and Click the button next to the network card description and
follow the
onscreen instructions as described in Running RayTech for the first To set the network time on page 16
1 Doubleclick Network The following dialog box feature
To configure RayTech and Select FileSetup The Setup dialog box is displayed
2 Highlight the instruments icon and click OK The configure instruments
dialog box is displayed
2 Click OK The dialog box closes
3 Use the RayTech Tools wizard to configure the network For full details
refer to To use the RayTech Tools wizard on page 21
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To automatically configure instruments ii Doubleclick the Whats connected icon The connection dialog box
These instructions apply to instruments connected via an RS232 or RS 422 is displayed showing what instruments are connected and to your PC
been detected
Note This procedure should be carried out if you are using ST290 instru
ments and want to show custom channels You cannot use
Automatic configura
SeaTalkhs if you are using this tion The auto detect progress dialog
box is displayed
2Click Cancel in the Connection
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Settings dialog box
3When instruments have been
detected an icon is displayed in the dialog box to show Network Config
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To manually configure instruments
1 Set the network configuration as described in To set the network
on page 21
2 Doubleclick Manual The available Com ports are
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displayed
4 Click Cancel to close the detected COM ports dialog box
If you want to see what instruments are connected
i Doubleclick the SeaTalk or NMEA icon and the connection dialog
box is 3 Getting started 23
6 Doubleclick the NMEA icon and the connection dialog box is
displayed
7 Doubleclick the Whats connected icon In the case of NMEA the
NMEA connection dialog box is displayed
8 Click either NMEA Sent or NMEA Received icon The appropriate
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3 Doubleclick the COM port you want to configure The instrument
selection dialog box appears
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By clicking the action box for the selected NMEA sentence it can be
toggled On or Off
To display custom channels
Note Custom channels can only be displayed when connected via
SeaTalk and the system includes both an ST290 graphic display and
an ST290 DPU
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4 Scroll down and highlight the required instrument system Click OK
1 Set up network configuration and configure instruments as described
5 The selected system is connected and an icon appears in the dialog box in To set the network on page 21 and To automati
to show connectivity cally configure instruments on page 22 or To manually configure
instruments on page 22
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2 Doubleclick the Setting up Instruments icon The set up dialog box is
displayed
3 Doubleclick Custom Channels The custom channel dialog box is
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5 Click the action boxes to specify individual settings within that
channel
6 Click OK The custom channel is created and can be displayed in a
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ST290 databox in the Favorites chapter
4 Doubleclick the channel that you want to customize The channel 37 Installing charts
selection dialog box is displayed
This section deals with installing the different types of charts that are
compatible with RayTech
CMapNTPC charts from CDROM
IMPORTANT RayTech must be exited and reopened before attempting
to install CMap NTPC Selector program Failure to do so will prevent
your RayTech software from being able to find installed CMap charts
To install CMap charts from a CDROM it is necessary to install the CMap
NTPC Chart Selector software onto your PC This must be installed in
accordance with the instructions on the CMap 3 Getting started
25
Using the CMap NTPC chart selector you select the charts that you want Navionics install You then purchase the relevant chart licences online
and register There are two ways in which Navionics cartography can be accessed by
them They are automatically detected by RayTech on start up and are RayTech
made available to the RayTech program CMap charts are not the RayTech chart installer via your
SeaTalkhs system
using the Navionics multicard reader
Note Raytech will only work with the E86008 CMap USB CCard reader
and not later models This product is now discontinued SeaTalkhs system
CMap USB CCard reader With the PC connected to your SeaTalkhs system and a Navionics chart
card installed in a Raymarine multifunction display open either a new 2D
The USB CCard Reader must be installed on your PC before you start
or 3D chart page Navionics cartography can then be used with software Failure to do so will prevent RayTech from being able to
acting as a repeater CMap charts on Ccards or waypoints or routes that are stored on
the User card Navionics multicard reader
Charts inserted in the USB CCard Reader are read in real time as long as The Navionics USB multicard reader must be installed on your PC before
the card is actually inserted in the card reader CMap charts cannot be you start RayTech software Failure to do so will prevent RayTech to
your PC for offline viewing being able to access Navionics charts on CF cards or waypoints or routes
that are stored on the User card
Maptech cartography
With a Navionics chart card reader installed on the PC that is being used to
Maptech BSB V40 cartography operate RayTech and a Navionics chart card installed you can access
Navi
You should install and register Maptech BSB V40 cartography in accor onics charts
dance with the installation instructions contained on their software Failure Charts inserted in the Navionics USB multicard reader are read in real
time
to follow the instructions will prevent charts being installed by RayTech as long as the card is actually inserted in the card reader Navionics
charts
cannot be downloaded to your PC for offline Maptech BSB cartography of Maptech BSB cartography prior to V40 do not need to be regis RayTech
chart prior to installation using the RayTech chart installer The RayTech chart installer is used for installing BSB formatted
raster
MapTech PCX photo and topographic charts It will search and locate
charts that are installed on your system or a CDROM To install charts
using RayTech chart RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide
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2 Click OK The chart installer selection dialog box is displayed
All of the charts detected are highlighted by default
Click Install The progress of the installation of each chart will be
shown
4 The chart installer updates the chart list
5 Click OK The chart installer selection dialog box 4 The user interface and controls
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Chapter 4 The user interface and controls
41 chapter introduces the RayTech User Interface and its features and Application display area of the screen in which an application is
covers displayed
The User Interface Page selection tabs Click a tab to display the required page from
The Interface controls those that are open
This chapter gives only a brief overview of the interface and its controls PC taskbar accesses PC try pointing the cursor at different objects
on the screen and Power key press to turn radar transmit on or off Press and hold to
click to see what will happen exit RayTech
Softkeys used to select function identified by the onscreen label
42 The screen The default screen and controls can be customized to your personal
prefer
You may discover features of RayTech that you didnt know existed Exper ences RayTech will retain these preferences and show them each time you
imenting in this way will also help you to find your preferred way of using open it They can be changed at anytime without closing the program With
RayTech the exception of radar and sonar pages each page and pane can be inde
pendently configured to suit your working practices
To help you get started left mouse clicks are used to select or Right mouse clicks display dropdown menus Holding down the 43 Interface
controls
left mouse button and dragging the mouse diagonally will bound a chart
area Rotating the mouse wheel will make small setting adjustments or The interface can be controlled using the PC mouse touchscreen small
range changes or Raymarine waterproof USB Navigation Keyboard This section will detail
how to control the interface using the PC mouse and standard you open RayTech the default screen see page 32 will appear
For details on using the Raymarine waterproof USB Navigation refer to
page 171 of this manual
Title bar shows the software details
Functions can be accessed via
Drop down menus give access to all the main functions of RayTech
Dropdown menus
Toolbars give access to functions of a particular application or mode
Toolbars
Pathfinder panel shortcuts to RayTech functions
Softkeys
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Right mouse menus Softkeys
Pathfinder panel
in any combination that you find easiest to use
Drop down menus
The soft key labels change to reflect the pagepane selected and the func
tions available Click the corresponding soft key to select the required
function When you have finished using a function or making adjustments
click BACK to return to the previous level of softkeys
Right mouse menus
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Clicking the right mouse button
To access functions from the dropdown menus move the cursor arrow
will display a menu of functions for
over the required menu highlight the function you want to use and click If
a particular object such as a mark
you see downwards pointing arrows at the bottom of a dropdown menu
waypoint or chart object indicates that there are other less frequently used features available
any object on the RayTech will present
a specific menu of
functions when you place the
cursor over it and click the right
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mouse button This is a very fast
way to find the function that you
Toolbars provide specific shortcuts to a function To access a function using
want even if you dont know
a toolbar move the cursor over the icon for the required function and click
exactly what it is because you will see only those functions which are
To display a toolbar appropriate for the object at which you are pointing
1 Select View The toolbar dropdown menu is displayed
2 Click the toolbar you want to display
It is checked and the toolbar appears a the top of the screen below the
dropdown menu bar
Chapter 4 The user interface and controls
panel 44 Displaying Pathfinder panel provides shortcuts for some of the more
common Information is shown in databoxes or dialog boxes on the RayTech Just move the cursor over the required button and click The
The different types of information boxes are illustrated in the that can be found in this panel are
section
Selection dialog box
use to scroll through open pages A selection dialog box allows you to access various components to carry
out a selected function or feature setting
changes the active pane in a split page Select File SetUp
displays the waypoint softkeys
if the function bar is open
displays the databox softkeys
if the function bar is open
displays the setup softkeys if the function bar is open
zooms the page
to show a larger OUT or smaller IN area
changes radar range
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To make a selection from the box either click the icon you wish to access
then click OK or doubleclick the icon
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Action box Alert and information dialog box
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Action boxes are contained in a An alert and information
selection dialog box and change a dialog box informs you
parameter Click an action box to that something has
cycle through settings or cause a dropdown menu or onscreen keyboard happened within the
appli
to be displayed allowing you to change the parameter as required cation that needs your
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approval or tells you that
Data box you need to select
option usually Yes or No Once you have accepted the option the dialog
box is automatically removed from the screen
Application information box
A databox displays information dedicated to a
specific function such as navigation VRM
EBLs Because it displays dedicated information
the contents of the box are updated in real time
Databoxes can be floated moved to any position
and then docked They can be resized just like a
databox in any Windows program They can be
opened and closed as
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Application information boxes contain information about various functions
such as route 4 The user interface and controls
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45 Changing what you see on the screen 3 Click OK A new blank page will open with the application icons
can show more than one application on a page RayTech contains pre 4 Double click the icon for the application you want to open The appli
set page options for displaying up to three applications on a page each in cation will open in a full page format
a separate pane There is also a custom option that allows you to split a
5 Right click on the page status bar and select Split either horizontally or vertically and display a different application in
Split pane
6 Click the split style you require
7 The open application will move to the bottom pane horizontal split
or to the right hand pane vertical split The application icons will
1 2 appear in the new pane
8 Double click the required application icon to open it in the pane
Moving around a split page
When you open a page that has been split you need to be able to activate a
different pane within the page
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The pane that you are working in is known as the active pane and has a
blue border around the edge of it
The softkeys displayed in the function bar are the top level softkeys for that
application To make another pane active within a page click the ACTIVE
To open a preset page button on the Pathfinder panel The blue border will move to the next
1 Select FileOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box is pane and the softkeys will change to the top level for that application
displayed change the active pane just click the ACTIVE button until the Click on
the preset page layout required you want to work in is Click OK The new page will open in the selected layout
To open new custom page
1 Select FileOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box is
displayed
2 Click Custom
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Title bar
Dropdown menus
Toolbars
Pathfinder
panel
Application
display area
Page selection tabs
PC taskbar
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Power
soft key
Soft keys
RayTech default 5 Using charts
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Chapter 5 Using charts
51 utilizes chart layering technology which permits you to simulta When connected to a heading data source you can also overlay the radar
neously view different types of charts and maps including navigational image on to the live radar aerial photographs and weather data
53 Opening a chart
For full information on installing charts refer to Chapter 2 Getting Started
Use your charts safely To open a chart for the first time
1 Click FileOpen New Page The open new page dialog box is
CAUTION RayTech should not be used as a substitute for good practice nor for official government charts
Until you are familiar with interpreting the chart display you should take
every opportunity to compare displayed objects with visual targets such as
buoys and coastal structures You should practice harbor and coastal navi
gation during daylight and in clear weather conditions RayTech will also help you gain The chart screen
The chart is a digitized image of the paper chart for the selected area see
RayTech default screen on page 32 The chart shows objects such navigational objects and depth contours
The amount of detail shown varies for different chart types and The scale at which the chart is shown also affects the amount of
detail shown Cartographic information is also available for objects marked
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on the chart Source details for such objects as structures lines and open
sea areas are also available Using the advanced functions described in 2 Highlight the page type that you want to open Navionics CMap or
Chapter 7 Using RayTechs Advanced features information on the tides and currents can be overlaid on the charts
3 Click OK
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54 Moving around the chart Finding your boat on the chart
You can move around the chart using Now that you have opened a chart you will need to know where you are
Chart panning Your boat is displayed using a boat shaped icon
RayTech includes chart panning Whenever you move the cursor near the
edge of a chart page and click the chart will move in that direction You
can also use the arrow keys on the keyboard to pan the chart To find your current position on the chart
Click over an object or position on a chart and the chart page or pane will Click Find Vessel in the standard toolbar or the Find vessel soft key
center on the location of the cursor The page or pane will automatically pan and the boats position will be
centered on the The page or pane will remain centered until you click
the screen The chart
The are a number of ways to change the range or zoom in and out of a
will then recenter on the cursors to see more or less of a given area
Range In will show a smaller area of a chart Range Out will show a 55 Choosing a chart type
larger area of a chart You can use
You choose the type of chart you want to display using the charting
Menu Item Select Tools Range In or Range Out toolbar
There are four primary buttons on the toolbar for controlling the type of
Keyboard Press tab to zoom in or Shift tab to zoom out
chart being displayed These panel Click the upper portion of the RANGE key to zoom Raster charts
out or the lower portion to zoom in
Vector Navionics or CMap
Left mouse button Click and hold the left mouse button As you drag the PhotoCharts Overlay Navionics or raster
mouse the selected area will be highlighted in gray Topo Charts
Release the button and the selected area will be
zoomed in There is also a button to enable or disable radar overlay and a button to
enable or disable chart mouse button When you right click on a chart the right click menu is Note RayTech will use raster photos over Navionics
photos when both
displayed Select Range In or Range Out
layers have been turned on
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To select the chart type to be displayed iTo make the layer more opaque place the cursor over the right
of the trans
Click the button for the type of chart you want to be displayed The button parency slider and click The value highlight to indicate that
chart type has been selected ii To make the layer more transparent place the cursor over the left of
If there is no chart type enabled or charts are unavailable at the level of the transparency slider and rightclick The value that
has been selected only an aquamarine colored background will
be visible You can either select a chart type from the toolbar or adjust the
zoom level using the range buttons until the chart is layers
If you have multiple chart buttons enabled at the same time then your
chart is layered This means that one type of cartography is top of one or more other types of charting layers except Navionics and CMap have a
which allows you to increase or decrease a layers
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Each page or pane will default to its full transparency level when it is first
opened 40 level 20 level
Chart order
In order for chart layering to work consistently charts have been layered in
a order
Your chart pages are layered as follows from bottom to top
Down Transparency Vector charts Navionics or CMap
arrow slider Raster Navigational charts
Raster topographic charts
To adjust layer Raster or Navionics aerial photography charts
1 Click the down arrow at the right of the chart type The transparency slider is Radar overlay
displayed Orbimage Satellite Sea Move the cursor over the transparency
slider Orbimage Satellite Plankton
GRIB weather data
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Notes tude scales notes and chart numbers will become visible and all
adjacent
1 Only available if RayTech is connected to a compatible Rayma charts will be hidden from view Zooming in or out will cause the chart to
rine multifunction display connected to a radar and receiving a be enlarged or reduced in size
heading input
2 Accessed from fishing toolbar
3 Accessed from weather toolbar
The order of layers cannot be changed If you are having trouble viewing a
chart layer try switching off all of the other layers on the charting toolbar
until the background appears aquamarine Then click the button of the
chart type you want to view and the cartography will quilting
When you are working with raster format navigation charts the allows you the option of using a single chart image or quilting enabled the system
default for any opened chart stitches together all of your raster cartography connecting the
edges of the different charts together This means that no manual is required to switch charts You simply pan to the area you wish to
see Chart detail will be affected as you range in or out to view larger or
smaller scales
When you are using the quilting function the best available chart for the
area you are in will always be displayed This information is based on your
boats position the focal point of the cursor and the range scale selected
As you pan or zoom around the chart cartography will be quilting turned off the chart at the focus of the display will be shown
alone The scanned edges of the chart containing the latitude and 5 Using charts 37
Boat icon Cursor
Status bar
Cartographic
information
available
Navigational object
Depth contour
Page tab
Default chart screen
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Chapter 6 Using Platinum Navionics Platinum Chart card used in conjunction with RayTech Aerial photo overlay enabling you to
overlay the onscreen chart with
enables you to access enhanced 2D cartography and 3D bathymetric an aerial image of coastal waters and land making it easier to
objects and cartographic features will give you an accurate easy to view
image of the area 3D bathymetric charts
around your boat giving you confidence in knowing where you are and
what is around you enabling you to plan in detail where you want to go The 3D bathymetric chart application introduces an easytouse chart
format that provides a graphical view of land and sea contours around of these charts and their features is similar to the way in which boat Much
of the information available on a conventional chart can be
existing chart cards are used shown in three dimensions giving you an accurate easytoview image of
2D cartography the area around your boat that can help you plan
The Platinum chart card enhances many of the chart features found on Fishing spots
other Navionics chart cards and introduces new ones making additional What fishing pattern to use
features available Safe routes
If you are in a new area or visibility is poor 3D cartography can help to give
Enhanced features
you the confidence to know where you are and what is around you You
Additional business services information enabling you to find local
can also show active waypoints and routes on a 3D chart
restaurants shops and places of interest in addition to marina services
Additional wrecks data a new set of wrecks and their associated data 3D cartography has the following features
Major coastal roads can now be displayed on a 2D chart Choice of operating modes Active or planning
US inland waterways enables you to view major navigable lakes eg Ability to change the view point
Great Lakes Lake Okeechobee 360o rotation of the selected view
Vertical exaggeration of the view
New features
Ability to view water depth
Panoramic photos for many ports and marinas on the chart
Ability to indicate the area which your fishfinder transducer cone
Pilot book information an onscreen version of almanac information
covers if fitted
for many ports
Ability to overlay Navionics aerial
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62 New 2D chart features You can adjust the level of visibility between the chart and the
aerial
new 2D features of the Navionics Platinum chart card include
To display aerial photo overlay
Aerial photo overlay
Panoramic photos In the Charting toolbar click Navionics Photos Aerial photo overlay
will
now be displayed
Pilot book of these chart features are accessed using the normal controls and soft Panoramic photos
keys of RayTech Panoramic photos are now available for many ports and marinas
enabling
you to see what the area looks like especially valuable if you have not
Aerial photo overlay
visited this area before
The aerial photo overlay will enables you to overlay the onscreen chart
with an aerial image of coastal waters and land making it easier to and cartographic features Depending on the area that your chart
covers the aerial overlay is either full color or black and white The level of
features and objects shown also varies dependent on the area covered
aerial photograph covers navigable waters and up to 3 miles inland
from the coast
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The availability of these photos is shown by a camera symbol To view the pilot book
on the chart The symbol is placed where the photo was taken 1 On a Navionics chart page rightclick the port services icon The right
and the angle of the shot is shown by the angle of the camera mouse menu is displayed
symbol 2 Select Navionics Object Properties The information dialog box is
To view a panoramic photo displayed
1 Right click on the camera icon and select Navionics Object Properties
The information dialog box appears
2 Click Show PhotoThe photo is shown in the dialog box
Pilot book
The pilot book is an onscreen version of a nautical almanac and information about ports and marinas
3 Highlight the pilot book page reference The Show Pilot Book soft key
is displayed
4 Click Show Pilot Book The pilot book opens in a new page
Use the scroll bar at the right to scroll through the available
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63 2D chart enhancements Waypoint
Port or Port Services
The enhancements to 2D charts include the following
Tides and currents station
Additional business services information Wrecks and Additional wrecks data
Business services
Major coastal roads
US inland waterways To use the find nearest feature
In an area that is covered by a Navionics services information 1 Rightclick anywhere on a Navionics
chart page The updated business services information enables you to view informa menu is such as name address telephone number of selected
businesses and 2 Select Navionics Object properties The Information dialog box on places of interest by selecting an onscreen icon
displayed
3 Click Find Nearest The find nearest selection box is displayed
Service station
Boat dealership
Restaurant
Doctors
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To display business services
4 Highlight the category you want to view
Select the appropriate symbol on the chart and right click The information
5 Click OK The information is displayed in the information dialog box
will be displayed in a dialog box
Find nearest
The Find Nearest feature provides information to enable you to find 6 Using Platinum cartography
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Search port by name Wrecks data
The Search port by Name feature enables you to search for a specific port Wrecks data provides details of wrecks that can also be found on a it
will not enable you to search for a specific restaurant or chan chart
dlery name within a port
To search by name
In an area that is covered by a Navionics chart
1 Rightclick in the required area The rightmouse menu is displayed
2 Select Navionics Object properties The Information dialog box is
displayed
3 Click Search by Name The onscreen keyboard is displayed
4 Enter the name of the port you want to locate
5 Click OK The onscreen keyboard closes and the results are displayed
in the information dialog box
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To display wrecks data
1 Right click the wreck icon The right mouse dropdown menu is
displayed
2 Highlight Navionics Chart Object
3 Click OK The Wrecks information dialog box is RayTech RNS V62
Users roads
When you display a chart with an aerial photo overlay major coastal inter
state state highways and other major roads are shown
Highway Minor road
Interstate highway Motorway
State highway Major road
ability to view roads depends upon the level of transparency that has
been selected for the aerial overlay As the overlay visibility is decreased
the roads will fade from view
US inland coverage of major US inland waterways such as the Great Lakes and
Lake Okeechobee are now included in Platinum 6 Using Platinum cartography 45
64 3D bathymetric chart Status bar
North arrow
Navigational object Land mass
Boat symbol Underwater contours
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The application The controls
To obtain the best results from your 3D cartography you should make sure Your 3D chart is operated in a similar way to a 2D chart using the appro
that RayTech is receiving accurate heading and position data priate soft keys and the mouse
The 3D application see 3D cartography screen on page 45 is opened The operating modes
on a new page of RayTech which can be full screen or part of a page way you choose to view the 3D chart the window will always You can choose
to operate the 3D chart in one of the following modes
show a status bar and a display area Active motion mode
Planning mode
Status bar
The status bar appears across the top of the 3D chart and contains the Active motion information
This is the default mode when you open the 3D application and there is a
Range this is the horizontal distance across the screen and is valid fix The screen shows an aerial view of the 3D chart from a position
displayed in the selected system units above and slightly behind your boat looking forward This position is the
Mode shows the mode in which the application is working eyepoint As your boat moves forward the chart automatically updates
Rotation shows in degrees true how far the onscreen view has and reveals the changing view ahead
been rotated from your boats heading Changing the view
Display area In active motion mode there are four view options that you can choose
The display area shows the following information from
North arrow gives a 3D indication of True North in relation to the Forward
chart view cannot be turned off Aft
Boat symbol can be shown as a power or sail boat to indicate your Port
position n the chart Starboard
Depth scale shows the approximate depth below your boat accu With each view the eyepoint is changed to show a different area of the
rate depth information should be obtained from another source on chart
your system
To change the viewpoint
Cartographic objects shows navigation marks wrecks etc
1 Click 2 Click 3D View Options
3 Click View to until the required view is 6 Using Platinum cartography
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Port
Forward
2431nm PRT ROTATE 106oT
2431nm FWD ROTATE 195oT
Default view
Eye point is above and Eye point above and to star
behind the boat looking board side of boat looking
forward to port
Click Find Ship to return to
this view
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2431nm STB ROTATE 280oT
2431nm AFT ROTATE 011oT
Eye point above and to port
Eye point above and in front side of the boat looking to
of the boat looking behind starboard
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viewpoint Making the view clearer
There are two ways in which you can make your chart view clearer
can change your view of the chart using the following softkeys
Rotate On enables you to choose which point on the screen the
chart will move around
Eye rotates the chart around the eyepoint maintaining a rela Sometimes it is easier to see a topographic feature on the chart by making
tive position to the onscreen boat it more obvious for example this could be particularly helpful while
Center rotates the chart around the on the chart fishing
Adjust enables you to choose how you change the view Using the exaggeration feature of the 3D chart to vertically stretch objects
Rotate enables you to rotate the chart view through 360o If you on the chart can achieve this making it easier to see an objects shape and
want to maintain a view from a particular angle rotate the chart position You can exaggerate the chart between a factor of 1 and 50 using
until you see the required view The chart will automatically the Adjust Exaggeration soft key
update Declutter
Pitch enables you to change the angle at which you view the
chart This can be from sea level to a full aerial view You cannot
view the chart from underwater Navigating in an area that shows a lot of information on the chart such as
Find Ship pressing this soft key at any time enables you to return to navigation marks can be confusing Depending on your chart view level it
the default action motion mode chart view can make features or even your own position difficult to see The declutter
feature helps to reduce this confusion and make the chart clearer by
Presentation enables you to view additional features
removing some objects from view
Chart offset
Planning mode
Planning mode enables you to view an area of the chart different to the
The 3D chart center can be offset in a similar way to a 2D chart You can one in which you are navigating To enter planning mode pan to the area
offset the position of the onscreen boat by 13 or 23 from the centerof of the chart that you want to view Using the rightmouse menu select
view towards the edge of the window This has the effect of making more Move Boat here Active motion mode is automatically suspended
of the 3D chart visible without changing the selected range
All of the functions that are available in active motion mode are available
in planning mode and control of the chart is the same However the mode
Chapter 6 Using Platinum cartography in the status bar is now shown in brackets to indicate planning
mode has ben the FIND SHIP soft key reTurns the application to active motion
mode in the default view showing the chart in the forward looking view
at your current 2D and 3D charts together
If the area in which you are navigating is unfamiliar to you or visibility is
poor working with 2D and 3D chart applications on the screen side by side
can give you extra confidence and help you to find out what is around you
With your RayTech page set up to view the two applications together view of the surrounding area is show
As with all multiple page sets the active window is indicated by a red
border To make any changes in an application it must be the with 3D Charts
To navigate to a new waypoint or use a new route you should first create
the waypoint or route on your 2D chart
Once navigation is activated in the normal way the 3D chart displays
The active waypoint using the same symbol as the 2D it should be remembered that a route can only be edited using a
2D chart Any changes that you make on the 2D chart are on the 3D chart
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Chapter 7 Working with waypoints
71 are a core feature of RayTech They can be created while any 2 Move the cursor to where you want to place the is active and used by the
others They can be stored in the 3 Click and a new waypoint will appear in the selected emailed archived to a memory card or transferred to
SeaTalkhs or NMEA compatible instrument at the boats current position
72 What is a waypoint To place a waypoint at the boats current position
1 Select Waypoint at Vessel
A waypoint is a position marked on a chart radar or sonar screen as a 2 A new waypoint will be placed at the boats current point or as a place
to go Waypoints are represented on screen by
a symbol and their details stored in a dedicated waypoints list at a known position
There are two ways that you can place a waypoint at a known position
73 Placing a waypoint
using the Enter Waypoint EW button
A waypoint can be placed using the Manage Waypoints function
at the cursor position
Enter Waypoint button
at the boats position
at a known position
The Enter Waypoint can be found on the
All waypoints can be used in creating routes When waypoints are placed Waypoints and Routes toolbar
they are given a default symbol you can change this default if required
refer to Changing a waypoint symbol on page 53
Note When using RayTech as part of an integrated system waypoints To place a waypoint at a known position using the Enter
should be named in accordance with the parameters set by your Waypoint button
display 1 Click the Enter Waypoint button on the toolbar The onscreen
keyboard is the cursors current position 2 Enter the name of the new waypoint
To place a waypoint at the cursors current position 3 Click OK The onscreen keyboard closes and the waypoint properties
1 Select Waypoint at Cursor dialog box appears
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Enter details for the waypoint as described in Steps 6 through 10 of
To place a waypoint at a known position using the Manage Waypoint
function on page 52
Manage waypoint function
To place a waypoint at a known position using the function
1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The folders dialog box
will appear
2 Select the waypoint folder in which you want to locate the new
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waypoint Click OK
3 Select New Waypoint Click OK The onscreen keyboard appears
5 Click Latitude The onscreen numeric pad appears
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4 Enter the name for your new waypoint Click OK The waypoint prop
erties dialog box appears 6 Enter correct latitude Click OK The keypad closes
7 Click Longitude The onscreen numeric pad appears
8 Enter correct longitude Click OK The keypad closes
9 Click OK The waypoint properties dialog box disappears and a new
waypoint is placed at the position 7 Working with waypoints
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74 Placing a man overboard marker 75 Changing a waypoint symbol
In the unfortunate event that a member of crew or an important piece of You can change a waypoint symbol from the default to any of 36 falls
overboard a man overboard MOB marker can be used to
mark the position If a MOB marker is placed RayTech suspends all functions calculates the most direct route back to the marker
and automatically makes that the active route
To place a MOB marker
Any of the following actions will place a MOB marker
Select WaypointMan Overboard
Click the MOB icon in the standard toolbar
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To cancel a MOB marker To change a waypoint symbol
1 Select Waypoints 1 Select Waypoints The folders selection
2 Doubleclick the MOB folder icon The MOB folder is displayed dialog box is displayed
3 Rightclick the MOB icon The rightmouse menu is displayed 2 Highlight the folder that contains the waypoint that you want to
4 Highlight Delete and click The MOB marker is deleted change
3 Click OK The waypoints contained in that folder are displayed
4 Highlight the required waypoint
5 Click OK The waypoint properties selection dialog box for that
waypoint is displayed
6 Click the icon action box A dropdown menu is displayed
7 Highlight the symbol you want to represent the waypoint
8 Click OK The waypoint symbol is changed to your selection
9 Click OK Repeat Steps 4 through 8 until you have changed all the
waypoints you want to change
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76 Navigating to a waypoint using the waypoints list
1 Click Go To Waypoint The route dialog box appears
You can navigate to an existing waypoint at any time using
2 Highlight the folder the waypoint appears in and click OK
Waypoints button the Pathfinder panel
3 Click the waypoint you want to go to
Using the cursor
4 Click OK The route dialog box closes and the waypoint dialog box
Using the waypoints database list the WAYPT button
1 Click WAYPT on the Pathfinder panel
2 Click More softkey on the function bar
3 Click Go to Waypoint Waypoint dialog box appears
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4 Click required folder
5 Click OK
6 Click required waypoint
7 Click OK The waypoint is selected and the waypoint selected dialog 5 Click OK
box appears
77 Moving a waypoint
You can move a waypoint to a new position or to your boats current
position
To move a waypoint to a new position
1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to move
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2 Press and hold the left mouse button
3 Move the cursor to the position on the chart where you want the
waypoint moved to then release the button The waypoint will move
8 Click OK to the new the cursor
To move a waypoint that you are heading toward to your
1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to go to boats current position
2 Rightclick the right mouse menu is displayed Select Waypoint Move Destination to Vessel The waypoint that
3 Click Go To name of waypoint you are approaching is moved to your boats current 7 Working with waypoints
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To move a waypoint you are heading away from to your 5 Click OK when you have finished editing the waypoint details The
boats current position dialog box WaypointMove Origin to Vessel The waypoint you are
Note CSeries software greater than v318 and Eseries software away from is moved to your boats current position than v322 include
a feature requiring that all Waypoint and Route
names start with a letter and not a number
78 Edit waypoint details
79 Organizing waypoints
You can change how where and when any waypoint is displayed by
editing the Waypoint properties dialog box You can create as many different groups known in RayTech as folders of
waypoints as you need and then manipulate the individual waypoints
within those folders Waypoint folders can be added deleted or renamed
just like individual waypoints You can also swap waypoints between
folders and send them to and retrieve them from the waypoint recycle bin
To create a new waypoint folder
1 Select Waypoints The Folders dialog box is
displayed
2 Click New Folder The onscreen keyboard is displayed
3 Type in the name for the new folder Click OK The new folder is
created
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To add a waypoint to a folder
1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The Folders dialog box is
To edit a waypoints details displayed
1 Place the cursor over the waypoint that you want to edit 2 Open the folder that contains the waypoint you want to add to a new
2 Right click to display the rightmouse menu folder The waypoints in that folder are displayed
3 Select and click Waypoint Properties The waypoint properties dialog 3 Doubleclick the required waypoint The waypoint properties dialog
box for the selected waypoint is displayed box is displayed
4 Select and click on the details that you want to edit The onscreen 4 Click the Folder action box A dropdown menu displaying the folder
keyboard numeric pad or dropdown lists will be displayed as list is displayed
required 5 Highlight the folder that you want to put the waypoint in Click OK
6 The waypoint is added to that folder
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7 Click OK The waypoint dialog box closes To delete a waypoint folder
8 Repeat steps 1 through 7 above until you have added all the required 1 Select Waypoints The folders selection
waypoints to the new folder dialog box is displayed
2 Highlight the folder you want to delete
To rename a folder
3 Right click the waypoint folder you want to delete A dropdown menu
1 Select Waypoints The Folders dialog box is
is displayed
displayed
4 Highlight Delete
2 Rightclick the folder that you want to rename A dropdown menu is
displayed 5 Click OK The waypoint folder is deleted and the selection dialog box
closes
3 Highlight Rename and click The onscreen keyboard is displayed
4 Type in the new name of the folder Click OK The folder is renamed 711 Waypoint recycle bin
710 Deleting a waypoint or waypoint folder When you delete waypoints they are placed in the waypoint recycle bin
from which you can later retrieve them if you need to However it is impor
To delete a waypoint onscreen tant to remember that each time you close RayTech the recycle bin is
1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to delete emptied permanently deleting all the waypoints it contains
2 Right click The right mouse menu will be displayed
3 Select Delete Waypoint and click To retrieve waypoints from the recycle bin
4 The waypoint is removed from the chart 1 Select Waypoints The Folders dialog box is
displayed
To delete a waypoint using the waypoint list 2 Highlight Waypoint Recycle Bin
1 Select Waypoints The folders selection 3 Click OK The contents of the recycle bin will be displayed
dialog box is displayed 4 Highlight and doubleclick the first waypoint that you want to retrieve
2 Highlight the folder you want to delete the waypoint from The waypoint dialog properties box is displayed
3 Right click The All waypoints in folder selection dialog box is 5 Click the Folders action box A dropdown menu is displayed
displayed 6 Highlight the folder that you want the retrieved waypoint to be placed
4 Right click the waypoint you want to delete A dropdown menu is in
displayed 7 Click OK The waypoint is removed from the waypoint recycle bin and
5 Highlight Delete placed in the selected folder
6 Click OK The waypoint is deleted and the selection dialog box closes 8 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for additional waypoints to be retrieved
9 Click OK Folders dialog box 7 Working with waypoints
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To manually empty the recycle bin Raymarine multifunction display file format
1 Select Waypoint Recycle Bin A dialog box is email enables the transfer of data using your email client
displayed asking you to confirm this action
To transfer route and waypoint data
2 Click OK The recycle bin will be It is important to remember that each time RayTech is closed the
bin is emptied permanently deleting all the waypoints it
contains
1 Click the ImportExport Routes and Waypoints icon or select the option
712 Transferring route and waypoint data from the File menu The importexport dialog box and waypoint data
can be transferred both to and from are several methods that you can use to transfer route and The method that you use will depend on the links that
are can be
Network enables the transfer of data using any of the following
protocols
SeaTalkhs
NMEA
Note If you want to transfer data using NMEA your chartplotter should
be configured to receive this data For full details of configuring
your display refer to the relevant
1
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Removable card enables the transfer of data using any of the
following card types 2 Click the relevant button for the function you want to complete
Raymarine multifunction display via CompactFlash card The method of importing or exporting data follows the same proce
Pathfinder Plus RL RC SL displays via CMap User Card dures the difference is in the dialog box wording For ease of explana
RC400 or RC435 via CompactFlash card tion the following examples show the export dialog boxes
File enables the transfer of data using any of the following file types 3 Click Next The Export Routes and Waypoints dialog box appears
Excel file
Comma delimited file
Raymarine Waypoint file
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6 Click the required option for transferring all or selected routes and
waypoints If you choose to transfer selected data only the Export
Routes dialog box appears
The left hand pane displays routes not marked for transfer The right
hand pane displays routes which will be 1
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4 Click the button for the required method of data transfer
5 Click Next The method selection dialog box appears
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Routes can be moved between the two lists by using the Add or
Remove buttons or by the route name
7 Click Next The Export Waypoint Folders dialog box is displayed
The left pane displays waypoint folders not marked for transfer the
right pane displays waypoint folders which will be exported You can
move waypoint folders between the two lists using the Add or Remove
buttons or by the waypoint folder
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If a waypoint is a member of a route or folder already marked for trans
fer it will not be displayed
9 Click Finish The Export progress box dialog box is
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8 Click Next The Export Waypoints dialog box is displayed
The left pane displays waypoints not marked for transfer The right
pane displays waypoints which will be exported 1
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Chapter 8 Working with routes
81 chapter explains how to use RayTech to chart and plot courses It is you can create several backup routes for any destination should to
have you navigating in the shortest time possible and covers weather or other circumstances dictate you take a different course
Creating routes If you have RayTech connected to your GPS and autopilot the route you
Editing routes chart on the screen can be run Monitoring a course
83 Creating a route
The definition of terms used in working with charts and routes will be
found in Appendix A Charts You create a route by placing a series of waypoints between your
starting
point and your destination Each waypoint represents a certain position
82 What is a route along the path of a route
A route is a path from location A to location B and is composed of a series Note When using RayTech as part of an integrated system routes should
of waypoints that you place on a displayed chart Each waypoint represents be named and the number of waypoints used should be in accor
a certain position along the path of a route A route typically has a starting dance with the parameters set by your an ending waypoint and
as many intermediate waypoints as
To create a route
you need or want
1 Click Route The route softkeys are imaginary line between two waypoints is known as a leg The leg of a 2 Click Create Route The Quick
route dialog box is that your boat is currently traveling is called the active leg An active
leg consists of an origin waypoint the waypoint that you have and a destination waypoint the waypoint you are In RayTech the active leg of a route
is represented by a dashed
line and the destination waypoint a route can be achieved with just a few mouse clicks and you can
easily edit the route after placing it on screen Routes can be as simple or
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as complex as you need and customized for easy recognition and naviga
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3 Click OK to accept the default name of Qr or click Edit the route Add a waypoint to a route
name to enter your own The onscreen keyboard is displayed There are two ways that you can add a waypoint to a route
4 Type in a name up to 16 characters including spaces for your route
using the Routes menu
5 Click OK The dialog box closes
using the right mouse menu
6 Move the cursor over the area where you want the route to begin
7 Click the mouse To add a waypoint using the route menu
8 The route is started and the name you have chosen along with the 1 Select RoutesEdit Route The Choose Route to Edit dialog box is
range and bearing of the first leg is displayed displayed
9 Draw the route you want to take Click at each point you want to place
a 1
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2 Highlight the route you want to edit Click OK The Editing Route
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11 The rightmouse menu is Click Finish Route The route is 8 Working with routes
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3 Scroll down and highlight Split Previous Leg
A new waypoint will be placed in the center of the previous leg of the
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4 Place the cursor over the new waypoint
3 In the Route column highlight where you want to add a waypoint
5 Click and hold the left mouse button
4 In the Waypoints column highlight the waypoint or mark you want to
You can now move the waypoint and drag it into position with the
add to the route
mouse
5 Doubleclick the highlighted waypoint or mark It will be added to the
route below the highlighted waypoint Deleting a waypoint
To add a waypoint to a route using the rightmouse menu To delete a waypoint from a route using the right mouse
With the route displayed menu
1 Place the mouse over the target waypoint for the end of the leg that 1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to delete and right click
you want to place the new waypoint in The right mouse menu is displayed
2 Right click the waypoint The right click menu is displayed 2 Select Delete Waypoint The waypoint is deleted the route and route
leg information is updated
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To delete a Waypoint using the waypoint list To follow a route from here
1 Select Waypoints The waypoint folders With a chart page open and a route displayed either
selection dialog box is displayed 1 Toggle Follow Route to OFF
2 Highlight the folder you want to delete the waypoint from 2 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to which you want to
3 Right click The All Waypoints in folder dialog box is displayed travel
4 Right click the waypoint you want to delete a dropdown menu is 3 Right click The right mouse menu is displayed
displayed 4 Click Go to Cursor The waypoint name is displayed in brackets
5 Highlight Delete 5 Toggle Follow Route to On The route will be followed from the
6 Click OK The waypoint is deleted and the dialog box closes selected a route 84
Monitoring the course
With a chart page open
With RayTech receiving accurate heading and position information you
To choose a route can use the Course Deviation Indicator CDI see CDI monitor on
1 Click RouteChoose Route The Choose Route dialog box is displayed page 66 to monitor your course and accurately steer to a target waypoint
2 Doubleclick the route you want displayed The selected route is The CDI gives a graphical of your boats course in a rolling
displayed on screen and automatically followed road formatThe symbol for your boat is shown on the centerline when the
RayTech includes a setting to enable or disable the Follow Route boat is on course with steering instructions for maintaining your course
option shown just above the screen route
As you travel towards the target waypoint the grid representing the sea
will move down the screen at a rate proportional to your boats speed
With a chart page open and a route displayed
Your target waypoint is located on the centerline of the display over the
To follow a route screen horizon As the distance to the target waypoint decreases the
1 Click Route The next level of softkeys is displayed waypoint symbol will appear on the horizon and start to move down the
2 Toggle Follow Route to On The autopilot will alarm screen The waypoint symbol will blink on and off and its name is
3 Engage the autopilot after carrying out the normal safety checks displayed to the right as it travels down the screen Information on your
boats course is displayed above the screen horizon to indicate
Target waypoint name
Speed Over Ground SOG displayed in 8 Working with routes 65
Range to target waypoint displayed in nautical miles nm
Course Over Ground COG displayed in degrees magnetic
Bearing to target waypoint displayed in degrees magnetic
Cross Track Error XTE displayed in nm
The XTE also gives instructions as to which way you should steer to correct
the error These instructions are shown as arrows either side of the XTE
pointing towards the centerline The greater the XTE the more arrows are
shown You should correct your course by steering in the direction indi
cated by the arrows
The CDI can be displayed on its own page or as part of a custom page with
other applications MARPA targets can also be displayed on a CDI XTE
CDIs Restart XTE function gives you the option if selected to recenter the
boat within the CDI window zeroing all the XTE data
Next Leg and Previous Leg
Next Leg and Previous Leg are functions available to allow you to select the
waypoint within a route you are aiming at while completing a GOTO By
selecting the Next Leg you select the next waypoint in the route you
have selected By selecting Previous Leg you revert to a in the selected route
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CDI 9 Using tides and currents
Chapter 9 Using tides and Tides and currents To set the tide every effort is made to ensure the
accuracy of the 1 Select FileNew PageTides A new page will open showing the
data used for tides and currents this information can be default tide by local conditions It is therefore recommended
2 Click consideration is given to obtaining accurate local infor 3 Click Region The region dialog box is wherever
possible Note If you do not set your preferred region the tide and current informa
tion will default to the United States US region
91 and current data is available for many areas on the chart RayTech
The predictions displayed for Tides and Currents are sufficiently moderate weather conditions for the coastal areas served by the
reference station to be used for navigation planning However fronts and storms can alter tidal patterns and influence and heights
In addition and in common with all similar products tidal data is and may in some regions be subject to error If exact tidal
heights or times are critical to a particular passage Raymarine recom
mends that details are checked against a Tidal Almanac published by marine RayTech uses your PC or laptops system clock for the date and time
4 Scroll and highlight the required area Click OK The area is now set to
associated with displaying tide or current data
that the region 5 Repeat Steps 1 through 4 replacing Tides with Currents to set the
To make sure that the correct tide and current information is displayed you correct region
must set the region in which you are
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92 Tides
Tide height data see page 62 is a prediction for maximum and minimum
tide heights over a 24 hour period for a selected station in a for sunrise and sunset is also provided
As long as you have a valid global positioning system GPS time date
signal being received by RayTech the graph will automatically default to
showing todays tides If there is no signal then the graph will default to an
earlier date
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Some regions have tide patterns with distorted or multiple
high and low water peaks and troughs In such regions it is better to refer
to the graph to determine high and low water times and heights rather 4 Use the cursor to select the required station name and highlight it
than using the textual description above the graph 5 Click OK The station name dialog box closes and tidal information
Open nearest tides the selected station is displayed
6 Click Select Date The onscreen calendar is open nearest tides feature enables you to access tidal information from
the tide station nearest to a selected position
To use Open Nearest Tides
1 Right click in an area of the chart The rightmouse menu is displayed
2 Click Open Nearest Tides The tidal information for the tide station
nearest your selected position will be displayed in a new page
To display tidal height information for stations other than
the nearest
1 Open a new page to display Tides
7 Use the cursor and forward and back arrows to select the correct
2 Select ViewTides and Currents Toolbar month
3 Click Select Station The station name dialog box is displayed 8 Use the cursor to select the required date
9 Click OK The tidal information is 9 Using tides and currents
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93 flow data is a prediction for maximum and minimum current flow
over a 24 hour period for a selected station Data for sunrise sunset and
moon phase is also using current information the default is always the last As long as there is a valid GPS timedate signal being received by
RayTech the graph will automatically default to show todays currents If
there is no valid signal the graph will default to an earlier date
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Open nearest currents
The open nearest tides feature enables you to access tidal information from
the tide station nearest to a selected position 4 Use the cursor to select the required station name and highlight it
5 Click OK The station name dialog box closes and current flow informa
To use Open Nearest Currents tion for the selected station is displayed
1 Right click in an area of the chart The rightmouse menu is displayed 6 Click Select Date The onscreen calendar is displayed
2 Click Open Nearest Currents The current information for the current
station nearest your selected position will be displayed in a new page
To display current flow information for stations other than
the nearest
1 Open a new page to display Currents
2 Select ViewTides and Currents Toolbar
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3 Click Select Station The station name dialog box is displayed
7 Use the cursor and forward and back arrows to select the correct
month
8 Use the cursor to select the required date
9 Click OK The current flow information is updated
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Chapter 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital
101 Introduction 102 Displaying radar in a new page
Note The RayTech radar functions require a connection to a SeaTalkhs To display radar in a new page
network that includes a compatible Raymarine radar scanner AND a 1 Select FILEOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box will
compatible Raymarine display The multifunction appear
display must be designated as the data master 2 Double click the RADAR icon The radar page will open with the
Data from your SeaTalkhs Raymarine multifunction display and connected display in standby mode
radar scanner can be transferred and displayed repeated within RayTech 3 From the soft key bar click the PWR button
The picture can be displayed on a separate page or you can overlay a radar 4 Click Radar Transmit to ON The radar data will be repeated over the
image on a chart SeaTalkhs network and displayed on the screen
This chapter explains how to use the radar application of RayTech to find
out what is around you and to assist in collision avoidance and includes
103 The radar picture
Setting up the radar display With your radar scanner connected and the radar in transmit mode the
Getting the best radar picture radar picture provides a maplike of the area in which the
Using waypoints to mark position radar is operating
Collision avoidance using VRMEBLs and MARPA Typically your boats position is at the center of the display and its dead
Overlaying a radar image on a chart ahead bearing is indicated by a heading line known as the Ships Heading
Marker SHM
For technical information on radar refer to Appendix B Radar
Onscreen targets may be large small bright or faint dependent upon the
Full functionality of the radar application requires heading and position
size of the object its orientation and surface Be aware that the size of a
data A fast heading sensor is also needed for operating the Mini Auto
target onscreen is dependent on many factors and may not necessarily be
matic Radar Plotting Aid MARPA functions and radarchart overlay
proportional to its physical size Nearby objects may appear to be the same
Until you are familiar with interpreting the radar display you should take size as distant larger objects With experience the approximate size of
every opportunity to compare the radars display patterns with visual different objects can be determined by the relative size and brightness
targets such as other boats buoys and coastal structures You should prac the echoes
tice harbor and coastal navigation during daylight and in clear
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104 Changing how the radar picture is shown 105 Getting the best radar picture
The radar picture can be shown in one of three modes You can get a clearer radar picture by minimizing the effects of false
multiple echoes and clarifying target presentation by using the up HUP controls
accessed using the radar up is the default mode The radar picture is shown with the boats The softkeys are
current heading upwards As the heading changes the picture will rotate
Gain
North up NUP Targets
In this mode the radar picture is stabilized and shown with North at the VRMEBL
top of the picture As your boat changes its heading the SHM will move mode requires heading data input
Target up CUP Gain
In this mode the radar picture is stabilized and shown with your current The effects of false echoes and clutter can be reduced by using the
GAIN
course upwards As your boats heading changes the SHM moves accord soft key and its associated controls to make the overall picture clearer
mode requires heading data input AUTO settings usually give the best results although you can adjust these
If you select a new course the picture will reset to display the new course settings if
If you use manual settings they are retained when the radar is set to
The reference used for Courseup depends upon the information available standby or if you exit RayTech
from the following The gain functions are
Bearing from origin to destination ie intended course Used if a FTC Mode
FOLLOW or GOTO is active Rain Mode
Locked heading from an autopilot Used if autopilot is engaged but no Sea Mode
FOLLOW or GOTO is active Gain Mode
Instantaneous heading Used if neither of the above is valid the Tune
system now reassesses the course every 5o
To use the gain functions
To change the way in which the picture is shown 1 Click on the soft key for the required function
1 Click Presentation on the soft key bar 2 Click on the soft key for control options
2 Click Radar Heading until the desired mode has been selected 3 Adjust the settings as 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital
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4 When you have finished click the BACK button The sea clutter control can be set to AutoHarbor default
or manual mode In mode the radar optimizes its settings
FTC to account for the effects of sea clutter In harbors and close
proximity to
You can use the Fast Time Constant FTC function to remove areas of land different auto settings may be necessary to account for land at a
distance from your boat It should be used in conjunction with To avoid losing small targets set the sea clutter control to RAIN function to
obtain the best results mode If you set the sea control to manual mode be sure you adjust the
When the FTC function is turned up only the leading edge of large rain settings to ensure that all close small targets are echoes is shown
while the effect on smaller boat echoes is slight
Gain mode
This means that you can also use the function on shorter ranges to distin
guish between two very close echoes on the same bearing which may The gain control adjusts the level of the display of signals received
from the
otherwise merge and appear as one echo scanner and is the equivalent to the volume control on a radio The
gain
control can be set in either Auto or Manual mode
With the FTC function set high the receiver is made less sensitive and
there is a reduction of background noise and fillin reTurns from land and In auto mode the radar self optimizes its settings In harbors or close
prox
large targets You should therefore set the control to low or Off when its imity to land different auto settings may be necessary to compensate for
use is not required the effects of land clutter
In manual mode you must adjust the settings to ensure that all close small
Rain mode targets are visible and you should check it every time you change the
Your radar can see echoes from rain and snow These reTurns from storm range scale On long range settings the gain should be set to give a
slight
areas and rain squalls consist of countless small echoes that continuously speckle in the background of the radar picture On shorter ranges you
change size intensity and position want to reduce the gain slightly to reduce the speckle and improve
target
You should use the rain function to reduce large clutter masses from these definition Do not set the gain too low or you may miss small or weak
reTurns around your boat targets The gain mode and its associated settings are retained each
time
you turn the radar off
Sea mode
The sea clutter control reduces the gain level in the area near your boat for 3 to 5 nm depending on the wave and sea conditions This
You can use the tune control to finetune the receiver in the radars sea echoes to intermittent small dots while small targets remain to yield
maximum target reTurns on the Gain levels further from your boat are unchanged In Auto mode the radar tunes itself
automatically on all range scales If
you decide to use manual finetuning adjust it about 10 minutes after you
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have turned the radar on to allow the magnetron to warm up The sion is available Target expansion overrides the normal pulse
setting varies slightly for different display ranges depending on thereby increasing the size of the target seen on the screen however this
the pulse width used is at the expense of range It is recommended that you leave the tune
function in AUTO mode to Wakes
ensure that the radar receiver is always tuned to receive the maximum signal
The wakes function enables you to see the direction and speed with which
106 Making targets clearer targets are moving relative to your boat
With wakes switched on a target is displayed at the brightest level while
its previous positions are retained at successively fainter levels on the
You can improve a targets visibility using the screen You can select long medium or short wakes which retain informa
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Target Tracking function controls tion from previous scans at a reduced video level
The functions are
107 Setting up the radar display
Int Rej Range control enables the radar picture to be viewed at varying scales
This
Expansion is also known as zooming in or out The shortest range scale gives a
maximum range of 18 nm measured from the center to the top of the
Wakes
radar picture The longest range scale gives a maximum range of between
Clear Wakes
24 and 72 nm depending upon your scanner type
To use the targets controls
Short range scales
1 Click on the soft key for the required function
2 Click on the soft key for control options The short range scales provide greater detail of the radar echoes
close to
your boat and should be used as you approach coastlines harbors or other
3 Adjust the settings as necessary
boats in the area
4 When you have finished click the BACK button
Long range rejection
The long range scales provide the best overview of your boats interference rejection Int rej function reduces the interference caused
to landmasses weather fronts and large ship targets in or beyond view
by radar equipped boats operating within range of each target expansion function makes targets easier to see by The radar scanner type determines
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Changing the displayed range To place a waypoint using the Pathfinder panel
1 Click the WAYPT button on the Pathfinder panel The waypoint soft
Each time you click the RANGE button on the Pathfinder key options will appear in the soft key bar
panel the range changes to the next available setting 2 Click the soft key corresponding to where you want to place the
You can also change the range by clicking the range icons waypoint A waypoint will be placed in that position
in the toolbar 3 When you have finished click the BACK button
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To place a waypoint using the rightmouse menu
1 Rightclick the mouse The rightclick menu will appear
2 Click on the option for where you want to place a Marking a position onscreen
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You can mark a position on the radar screen using a waypoint also known
as a mark anywhere on the radar screen You can use the following radar functions to help you avoid a are
placed with an X symbol at either the cursor or boats posi Range rings
tion depending upon your selection Waypoints are stored with their longitude and symbol and this information is retained when the
Guard zones
radar is turned off can be placed using the following methods
Range rings
Main menu
Range rings are concentric circles displayed onscreen and centered from
Pathfinder panel
your boat at preset distances The number of rings shown and their
Right mouse menu spacing changes automatically as you change the range
To place a waypoint using the main menu Range rings can be used as a basic method of obtaining distance
informa
1 Select Waypoints The dropdown menu is displayed tion from the radar picture
2 Click Place waypoint at vessel A new waypoint will be placed at Range rings can be turned on or off as required
the boats position on the radar screen
To turn range rings onoff use the rightmouse menu select Range Rings
and click A check mark will appear when they are selected on
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variable range marker VRM and its associated electronic bearing line EBL
EBL is used to determine the range and bearing of by the radar
A standard VRM is displayed as a circle with its center on your boats posi
tion and its EBL is displayed as a line from the origin to the edge of the
radar screen Both are shown as dotted lines If you range in or out or
offset the center of the display the original setting of the VRMEBL RayTech allows two VRMsEBLs to be displayed at the a VRMEBL pair is active their
bearing and range can be displayed in VRM
an associated databox This is displayed by clicking the VRMEBL Box soft
key to ON
Using VRMEBLs
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To measure the range andor bearing of a target
or point from your boats position you need to
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display a VRMEBL and edit move it on screen To use a VRMEBL to tell you how far away a target is and in
so that it intersects the desired target or point what direction it is traveling
1 Click the VRMEBL soft key The soft key options for VRMEBL 1 will
The first VRMEBL will be placed at a location 13 of the current range and
be relative to your boats head If this setting is adjusted the display will
retain the adjustments and use them when the VRMEBL is next turned on 2 Click the VRMEBL 1 soft key to ON The VRMEBL will be shown on
the radar picture with your boat at its center
3 Click the Adjust VRM 1 soft key The onscreen VRM will change from
a dotted to a solid line
4 Use the cursor to adjust the VRM to its required size
5 Click to return the VRM to a dotted line and retain the adjustment
6 Click the Adjust EBL 1 soft key The onscreen EBL will change from a
dotted to a solid line
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8 Click to return the EBL to a dotted line and retain the adjustment Guard zones
Note When using a VRMEBL you may want to turn off the range rings to Guard zones enable you to set up one or two sector or 360o zones around
make the VRMEBL easier to see your boat Any target entering this zoned area will cause a guard alarm
sound
Guard zones are fixed with respect to the ships heading marker SHM
moving as the SHM moves They also move if you offset the center or if
you change the range scale so that the area you have marked is main
tained However a guard zone only operates when the whole zone is
displayed on the screen or could be displayed by offsetting the center In
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The distance and bearing of the target is now shown in the VRMEBL Guard zone 1
sector zone
databox You will be able to tell in which direction the target is traveling by shortdashed
how it moves in relation to the EBL If it continues to along the EBL it indicates that it is on a possible collision course
with your boat take the appropriate action Guard zone 2
circular zone
longdashed line
To place the second VRMEBL pair
1 Click the MORE soft key on the VRMEBL 1 soft key bar The softkeys
for VRMEBL 2 will be
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2 Repeat steps 2 through 8 above The VRMEBL will be placed at a loca
tion 23 of current range and a bearing of 330o
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zone 1010 MARPA
Placing and positioning guard zones on RayTech is quick and easy
Safety Notices
1 Click the TARGET TRACKING soft key
2 Click MONITOR IN ZONES CAUTION MARPA can improve collision avoidance when used
wisely It is the users to exercise common
3 Click Guard Zone 1 to ON The default zone is displayed
prudence and navigational judgement
The default zone is a sector 30o either side of the SHM between 13
There are conditions where acquiring a target may become difficult These
and 23 of the current range
same conditions may be a factor in successfully tracking a target Some of
4 Click Set Up Zone 1 The set up soft keys are displayed these conditions are
You now have the option of setting a sector or circular guard zone
The target echo is weak The target is very close to land buoys or other
using the following soft keys
large targets
Zone shape enables you to choose sector or circle
The target or your own boat is making rapid maneuvers
Set inner enables you to set the distance of the inner edge of the
zone from your boat Choppy sea state conditions exist and the target is buried in excessive
sea clutter or in deep swells
Set outer enables you to set the distance of the outer edge of the
zone from your boat Choppy sea state conditions exist yielding poor stability own boats
heading data is very unstable
Set width enables you to set the width of a sector zone each side
of the SHM Inadequate heading data
Set bearing enables you to set the bearing of the zone from your Symptoms of such conditions are that acquisition is difficult and the
boat MARPA vectors are unstable the symbol wanders away from the target
locks on to another target or changes to a lost target symbol
Note The same procedures are used for setting up Guard Zone 2 The
default zone is the same as Guard Zone 1 If any of these conditions are present acquisition and tracking may need to
be reinitiated or in some cases be impossible to maintain Improving the
quality of the heading data will reduce the effect of the other conditions
What is MARPA
You can use the Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid MARPA functions for
target tracking and risk analysis MARPA improves collision avoidance by
obtaining detailed information for up to 10 automatically tracked targets
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MARPA automatically tracks acquired targets calculates target bearing Each target is monitored to determine if it will be within a certain
distance
and range true speed and course Closest Point of Approach CPA and from your own boat within a certain time If so the target is designated as
Time to Closest Point of Approach TCPA dangerous and you are notified with an audible alarm and a flashing on
Each tracked target can be displayed with a vector depicting approximate screen MARPA target ID No Dangerous warning Press any key to
target speed vector length and course vector direction The target data cancel the alarm and remove the warning however the target is
can be displayed onscreen in the MARPA Target databox each target is dangerous symbol remains displayed Both the distance Own Vessel assessed
and you are warned if one becomes dangerous or is Zone and the time Time to Safe Zone are
If a target is lost it is either because the MARPA software has lost MARPA operation is dependent on the accuracy of your own ships
with it or it has moved out of range If this occurs you are notified with an
heading data plus Speed over Ground SOG and Course Over Ground audible alarm and an onscreen MARPA target ID No lost The better the
quality of the heading data the better MARPA will Press any key to silence the alarm and remove the message and lost MARPA will function without
SOG and COG data but only rela symbol from the screen
tive vector CPA and TCPA are shown target course and speed cannot be MARPA
MARPA target acquisition is only available at radar range scales of up to 12
Risk assessment nm although tracking continues at all ranges
Each target is displayed as a symbol to indicate its status If you change to a smaller range scale targets may be beyond the range of
your scanner and will be lost In such cases an onscreen warning will indi
cate that the target is offscreen
Target is being acquired
Target and vector history
Target is safe You can display MARPA targets with a vector line showing where they will
be at a certain time in the future assuming their present course and speed
remains unchanged You can select a relative or true vector and the
Target is dangerous vector length
Relative vector
Target is lost A relative vector indicates the targets motion relative to your own boats
motion The targets relative course and sped are calculated to produce a
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vector that is displayed on the target only Relative vector mode is used for 3 Move the cursor over the target you want to acquire and avoidance
and threat assessment The target acquired symbol will appear at the cursors position and the
radar will search for a target in the location If a target is present for several
True vector
scans the radar locks on to it and the safe target symbol appears The target
A true vector indicates the targets motion over ground In this mode true ID number appears at the safe target symbol The own vessel safe zone
vectors for the target and your own boat are displayed MARPA measures also direction in which the target and your own boat are moving
over the 4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for each target you want to The result is the boats true course and speed Consider this
Method 2
motion as if you were in a helicopter looking down watching the targets
move across the water This mode is used as an aid to navigation 1 Move the cursor over the target you want to acquire
2 Right click to display the rightclick menu
Target history 3 Highlight and click MARPA The target options are can also view a
targets history which appears as a trail of dots left by 4 Highlight and click Acquire
the target as it travels You can change the display interval of these dots 5 The target acquired symbol will appear at the cursors position and
To set up target vectors and history radar will search for a target in the location If a target is
present for
1 Click Target Tracking several scans the radar locks on to it and the safe target symbol
appears The target ID number appears at the safe target symbol The
2 Click MARPA Options The MARPA options dialog box is displayed
own vessel safe zone is also displayed
3 Click the action boxes to set mode and distance as required
6 Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for each target you want to acquire
4 Use the BACK button to return to the top level softkeys
Method 3
MARPA targets Doubleclick a target on the radar MARPA targets
Cancelling a MARPA target
You can acquire up to ten targets which are then automatically tracked by There are two ways in which a MARPA target can be MARPA system The
are three ways in which a MARPA target can be
acquired To cancel a MARPA target
Method 1
To acquire a MARPA target
1 Click Cancel 1
2 Move the cursor over the target you want to cancel and click
1 Click Target Tracking 3 The target symbol and ID will disappear from the screen and the
target
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4 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each target you want to 2
1 Move the cursor over the target you want to cancel
2 Right click to display the rightclick menu
3 Highlight and click MARPA The target options are displayed
4 Highlight and click Cancel One The target is MARPA target data
The MARPA database list shows information about your selected targets
This information
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Target ID
Bearing
Range To edit the MARPA database list
Course 1 Click Delete All This will delete all of the targets in the list or
Speed 2 Highlight the targets you want to delete
To view the MARPA database list 3 Click Delete Selected This will delete only the selected targets
1 Click the Target Tracking soft key 4 Click OK to remove the dialog box from the screen
2 Click the MARPA List soft key The MARPA database list is now
displayed
3 Click OK to remove the list from the screen without editing
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Pathfinder
Drop down menus Title bar panel
Toolbars
Status bar
Application
display area
Page
selection tabs
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PC taskbar
Power Function bar
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Chapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD The RayTech radar functions require a connection to a SeaTalkhs Short range
network that includes a compatible Raymarine radar scanner AND a Short range gives a maximum range of 3 nautical miles
compatible Raymarine display The display must be designated as the data master Long range
Long range provides more standard ranges It is not possible for the long
Digital scanners offer
range to be set to a range less than the short range ie if Short range
Improved target definition 3Nm then Long range cannot be less than 3Nm
Fullcolor image
Note There is no short range operation for Super High Definition
SuperHD option SuperHD effectively increases the transmitter SuperHD radars
power by a factor of at least two and reduces the beamwidth by a
similar amount You require a SuperHD radar for the SuperHD Tune adjust
options to function The tune adjust function is used to finetune the scanners receiver for
Note The radar needs to be receiving heading and position data for full maximum target returns on the display though we recommend that you
use the automatic Radar setup Auto mode
In AUTO mode the radar tunes itself automatically on all range scales
The Radar Setup Menu lets you customize the way the radar you make in this menu are kept when you remove power from the This is the default
mode and it is recommended that you leave the tune
system function in auto mode to ensure that the radar receiver is always tuned to
receive the maximum scanner
Manual mode
Selects which scanner is displayed in active radar windows
If you do set the tune function to MANUAL you will need to adjust it about
Scanner setup 10 minutes after you have turned on the radar as the required setting will
The scanner setup option lets you customize various aspects of the change after the magnetron has warmed up
scanners behavior such as the Edit Name softkey which allows you to Adjust the control to obtain the maximum signal strength indicated by the
name individual scanners eightstep horizontal bar If you cannot tune the radar successfully refer to
the Installation Guide or return the radar to Auto made
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Sea clutter curve 4 Click OK
Radar echoes from waves around your boat can clutter the center of the
radar picture making it difficult to detect real targets Several factors can
effect the level of clutter you see such as the mounting height of the and sea conditions The sea clutter curve settings adjust the
systems sensitivity to sea clutter The steepest setting is 1 and the shal
lowest is 8 The default setting is 1
Parking offset Open Array scanners
The default parking offset is 0 degrees the scanner aligns with the
pedestal facing parking offset selected you can adjust the parking offset from 0 to
358 degrees in steps of two degrees
This setting change is only available when the digital radar is set to Off or
Standby The changes you make are applied the next transmit cycle
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To open the radar setup menu
1 Make a radar application window active
2 Click the Tools button Note Until you are familiar with interpreting the radar display take
every
3 Click Radar Setup
opportunity to compare the radar display with your physical
surroundings Note the location of boats buoys and coastal size tures and
their corresponding echoes on the radar display size selection is available under the radar setup menu This should harbor and coastal
navigation during daylight hours and in clear
be set by the user weather Select Tools
112 Powering onoff the various scanner
2 Select Radar Setup from the drop down menu operating modes
3 Select Antenna Size select your required antenna size from the list
To control the power to the radar
1 Select the Power 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
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2 Toggle the Scanner OnOff key or Range
3 Toggle the Radar Transmit key to OnOff Radar range is limited by the height of your scanner and the height of the
Note When an open array antenna is fitted the system stops the target as illustrated below
antenna in the forward facing position when Standby mode is
selected Rmax
a1 a2
113 Radar range and image quality Earth
h H
Radar operates by transmitting radio pulses then detecting the reflections Radar Rmax 223 h H
Cliff
as the pulses bounce back from objects within radar range The reflections Rmax maximum radar range in
nautical miles
are processed and displayed onscreen as echoes h
radar antenna height
target height
in metres
in metres
Rmax radar horizon of antenna a1 radar horizon of target a2
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The table below gives the approximate range for various antenna and
target heights
Antenna height Object height Range
m m nm
3 3 77
3 10 109
5 3 88
5 10 12
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Image quality Side lobes
Not all radar echoes are produced by valid targets Spurious echoes may be Side lobe patterns are produced by small amounts of energy from the trans
caused by mitted pulses that are radiated outside the narrow main beam
Side lobes The effects of side lobes are most noticeable with targets at short range
Indirect echoes normally below 3 nm and with large objects Side lobe echoes form either
Multiple echoes arcs on the radar screen similar to range rings or a series of echoes
Blind sectors forming a broken arc see over
Sea rain or snow clutter
Interference Main lobe
Through observation practice and experience you can generally detect
these conditions very quickly and use the radar controls to minimize them Side Side
lobe lobe
Antenna
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Indirect echoes Blind sectors
There are several types of indirect echoes or ghost images These some Obstructions such as funnels and masts near the radar antenna
times have the appearance of true echoes but in general they are obstruct the radar beam and cause radar shadows or blind
and poorly defined If the obstruction is relatively narrow there will be a reduction of the
beam
intensity though not necessarily a complete cutoff However with wider
False echo True echo True echo obstructions there can be a total loss of signal in the
shadow area There
might also be multiple echoes which extend behind the obstruction
Blind sector effects can normally be minimized by careful selection of the
scanner site prior to Sea clutter
Radar returns from waves around the vessel can clutter the center of the
Passing
ship
Mast radar picture making it difficult to detect real targets Such sea clutter
or funnel False echo
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usually appears as multiple echoes on the display at short range and the
echoes are not repetitive or consistent in echoes In high winds or extreme
conditions sea clutter can produce an echoes are uncommon but can occur if there is a large object with solid disc on a radar display
a wide vertical surface at a comparatively short range The bounces between the object and your own vessel echoes The false echoes are displayed
beyond the range of the
true target echo but on the same bearing
True echo
Multiple echoes
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Rain or snow clutter Mutual radar detects rain and snow Returns from storm areas and rain
squalls This can occur when two or more vessels are of countless small echoes which continually change in size inten within range of each
other The interference usually appears as a spiral of
sity and position These returns sometimes appear as large hazy areas small dots from the display center and is most marked at long on the
intensity of the rainfall or snow in the storm cell
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114 Radar window overview Other vessels or objects
Range Orientation Auto Onscreen targets may be large small bright or faint depending on the
Radar ring
seperation
Mode Motion Settings Pathfinder
panel
size of the object its orientation and surface type
range Orientation mode
Remember that the strength of an objects echo may not be proportional to
the physical size of the object For example a nearby object might produce
Data bar
an echo of the same strength as a more distant but larger object
With experience the approximate size of different objects can be deter
mined by the relative size and brightness of the echoes
Ships Factors affecting echo strength
heading
Ships
position marker The physical size of the reflecting object
Land mass
The material from which the object is made Metallic surfaces
reflect signals better than Range ring
Vertical surfaces like cliffs reflect the radar signal better than
sloping surfaces like sandbanks
High coastlines and mountainous coastal regions can be observed
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at longer radar ranges Therefore the first sight of land may be a
mountain several miles inland from the coastline Although the
Your position coastline may be much nearer it may not
appear on the radar until
By default your boat is shown at the center of the radar display and your the vessel is closer to bearing is
indicated by a vertical line known as the Ships Some targets such as buoys and small boats can be difficult to
Heading Marker SHM discern because they do not present a
consistent reflecting surface
as they bob about in the waves Consequently these echoes modes
to behave erratically on the radar screen
The radar gives excellent results in one of the four pre configured operation Buoys and small boats often resemble each
other but boats can
modes under the Gain softkey Select the mode that best suits your often be distinguished by their
attempting to make manual adjustments to the settings Trees and shrubberys do not reflect radar Thus they can
degrade your image However this facility is available See page 93 the shape of nearby land
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115 Using waypoints with the radar HeadingUp HUP
This is the default mode for the radar can use waypoints in the radar application for navigation just like in
the chart application using the WPTSMOB button
You can also edit waypoints from within the radar application N
For full details on using waypoints see Chapter 7
116 Radar display options
The Presentation softkey on the radar toolbar gives you control over
Waypoint behavior
Radar mode and orientation N
Range rings Ships Heading Market SHM As your boats heading changes
indicating the boats current SHM fixed upwards
VRMEBL behavior heading is upwards Radar picture rotates

orientation refers to the relationship between the radar display and
your direction of travel There are three orientation modes
Head up
North up
Course up
These orientation modes are used in conjunction with motion modes see
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NorthUp NUP CourseUp CUP
eg eg
N N N N
As your boats heading changes As your boats heading changes
True north at top Current course upwards
Radar picture fixed north up Radar picture fixed
SHM rotates accordingly SHM rotates
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If heading data becomes unavailable while in this mode a warning If you select a new course the picture will reset to display the
new will be shown the status bar shows NorthUp in brackets and the uses 0 heading in relative motion When heading data becomes
The reference used for CourseUp depends upon the information once more NorthUp mode is reinstated at a
given time The system prioritizes this information in the following
It is not possible to select Head Up mode when the motion mode is set to order
True 1 Bearing from origin to destination your intended course
2 Locked heading from an Autopilot
3 Bearing to waypoint
4 Instantaneous heading
If heading data becomes unavailable while in this mode a warning
message is displayed the status bar puts CourseUp in brackets to show it
is suspended and the radar uses 0 heading in relative motion mode
When heading data becomes available again CourseUp mode is
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To select an orientation mode Relative motion RM with optional vessel offset
1 Click the Presentation softkey When the motion mode is set to Relative the position of your boat is fixed
2 Click Radar Mode Orientation on the screen and all the targets move relative to the boat
3 Choose your preferred setting under the Orientation softkey You can specify whether the boat is fixed in the center of the window 0
The selected orientation mode is displayed in the status bar offset or offset by 13 or 23
Setting the motion mode
Motion modes control how your progress is represented on the display The
selected motion mode is displayed in the status bar If no position data is
available the status bar shows the motion mode in are two motion modes
Relative motion
True motion
The default setting is relative motion
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0 offset 1 offset 2 offset
3 3
The default vesseloffset value is zero
True Motion TM
When the motion mode is set to True fixed radar targets maintain a
constant position and moving vessels including your boat travel in true
perspective to each other and to fixed landmasses on the screen As the
boats position approaches the edge of the screen the radar picture is
automatically reset to reveal the area ahead of the boat
If heading and position data become unavailable when true motion is
selected a warning message is shown the display reverts to relative
motion the status bar indicates that True Motion is selected but suspended
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It is not possible to select True Motion when the orientation is set to Head Buoy is a special mode to enhance the detection of small objects like
Up mooring buoys It is useful at ranges up to 34 nm
To set the motion mode Manually adjusting gain settings
1 Click the Presentation softkey The gain settings function makes the radar picture clearer by changing
2 Click Radar mode Orientation sensitivity of radar reception
3 Toggle between True and Relative Motion on the Motion Mode key For long ranges select a sensitivity level that gives a slight
To change the vessel offset speckle in the background Setting the gain too low can cause
1 Click the Presentation softkey weak or small targets to disappear however
2 Click Radar mode Orientation For shorter ranges reduce the gain slightly to reduce speckle
3 Toggle to your desired offset using the Motion Mode softkey and improve target Click Reset Vessel Offset softkey to restore
default position Note If you control gain manually check it each time you change the
range scale
117 Tuning the radar display To manually adjust gain settings
Gain 1 Click the Gain softkey
Gain reduces the effect of false echoes and clutter For best results it is 2 Select a preset you want to adjust ie Coastal you retain the default
AUTO setting You can however 3 Click the softkey you want to change the value for
adjust gain settings manually if required 4 Once Man is shown and the value percentage slider is displayed
above the softkey use either a left mouse click for small changes 1
Gain presets or a right mouse click for larger changes are four preset gain
modes to give you the best picture in different 5 Click Back to return to the top
The changes you make are applied to both the active window and any
Harbor is the default mode This setting takes account of land clutter so other radar windows displaying this preset Gain setting changes are kept
that smaller targets like navigation buoys are not lost at system accounts for the slightly higher levels of sea clutter you
might out of harbor and adjusts the radar display accordingly
The gain control makes the radar picture clearer by changing the automatically adjusts for high levels of sea clutter of radar
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For long ranges select a sensitivity level that gives a slight Rain clutter
speckle in the background Be careful not to set the gain too low Radar detects echoes from rain or snow The strength of these echoes
or you may miss weak or small targets depends upon the altitude range density and size of the snow flakes or
For shorter ranges reduce the gain slightly to reduce the rain droplets and appear on screen as countless small echoes continuously
speckle and therefore improve target definition changing size intensity and If the gain settings are manually changed you
should recheck it Turning the RAIN clutter function on suppresses the bulk effect of rain
every time you change the range scale returns from around your boat so that recognizing other objects is easier
Color Gain Once Rain clutter is set to ON use either a left mouse click for
small
changes 1 or a right mouse click for larger changes 10
The Color Gain control adjusts the intensity color of displayed targets but
does not significantly adjust the number of targets displayed Sea the color Gain will cause more targets to be displayed in the
Radar echoes from waves around your boat can clutter the center of the
same color This may avoid some confusion as to whether a return on the radar picture making it difficult to detect real targets see page 85
screen is a target or background noise Adjusting the sea mode will reduce this clutter for up to 5 nautical
the color gain may give better target detail target depending on wave and sea conditions from your boat This reduces sea
and target detection within clutter echoes to intermittent small dots while small targets remain visible
persistent Gain levels further from your boat remain unchanged The sea
Radar colors clutter curve under Scanner Set up will effect the effectiveness of
Radar are represented as colors in the default palette the this control see Sea clutter curve on page returns are red with weaker returns being
yellow noise or clutter
is shown as aqua or blue 118 Super HD Color Element displayed
Note Only available if a SuperHD radar is fitted to your vessel
You can generally use the default AUTO settings for best results but two
Red Strongest target returns
manual controls allow you to explore SuperHDs Weaker target returns Antenna
Noise or clutter This scales the effective antenna size At zero the effective antenna size
matches its actual size At 95 the effective antenna size is 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
effective antenna size has the effect of separating targets that Turning interference rejection
off altogether allows you to detect the pres
appear merged at lower settings ence of other radars in the vicinity
In some a larger effective scanner can be a drawback In To turn interference rejection if you are in a harbor or close to land you may see
more detail 1 Click the Enhance Echoes softkey from an active radar window
than is useful For that reason the AUTO settings for Harbor and Coastal
2 Toggle the setting to Off on the Int Reject provide lower scale factors of about 30 and 60
boost
The expansion function allows you to either override the pulse length or to
This adjusts effective transmit power At zero the radar operates at its
give larger returns so targets are easier to see
standard power 4kW or 12kW At 90 the effective power is increased by
a factor of at least two To override the pulse power has the effect of making targets more
distinct from noise 1 Click the Enhance Echoes softkey from an active radar window
For maximum benefit reduce power boost to prevent saturation of strong 2 Select Expansion softkey to turn expansion function On or
Wakes
The default power boost setting for all AUTO modes is 90
When the wakes function is switched on you can see the direction and
119 Tuning the radar display ENHANCE speed of moving targets relative to your boat Targets are displayed in
blue turning to paler shades of blue as the signal diminishes
ECHOES
The wakes option is a local setting which applies only to the display on
The ENHANCE ECHOES softkey gives you access to further features for which you are working You can choose to display wakes for a period of
tuning the radar display seconds 30 seconds 1 minute 5 minutes or 10 rejection
To switch wakes display rejection automatically reduces mutual radar interference 1 Click the Enhance
Echoes softkey
when two vessels are operating within range of each other 2 Toggle wakes to On using the Wakes softkey
It is switched on by default 3 Select your preferred wakes setting with the trackpad
The strength Normal or High is accessed by pressing and holding the Int 4 Click OK
Reject button when On is
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1110 Radar range 2 Click the Menu Pathfinder button
3 Click Setup Layers
You can zoom in or out to view the radar display at different scales The
4 Click Advanced is measured from the center to the top of the window and is
5 Toggle Lock ChrRdr Orientation to On
displayed in the lefthand corner of the status bar
Note Radar Chart range is not available when the chart
Shortrange scales show nearby objects in greater detail and are
motion mode is set to AR AutoRange
most suitable as you approach coastlines harbors or other vessels
The shortest range available is 18 nautical miles 1111 Measuring distance range and bearing
Longrange scales provide the best overview of the vessels rela
tionship to landmasses weather fronts and large ships within or You can measure distance range and bearing in the radar application
beyond your field of vision The longest range available is 72 nautical Options for doing so are detailed in the table below
miles depending upon the scanner fitted
Distances Range from your
To change the radar range Functions Bearings
between points boat
1 Zoom to your required scale using the RANGE button on the keyboard
Range Rings Yes approx Yes approx radar range and chart scale
The chart application includes an option to synchronize the radar range Cursor Yes Yes
with the chart scale
Variable Range Yes
When is switched on
Markers VRMs
The radar range in all radar windows changes to match the chart
scale Electronic Yes
Sync is displayed in the top lefthand corner of the chart window Bearing Lines
If you change the radar range all synchronized chart views change EBLs
scale to match
Floating VRMs Yes
If you change the scale of a synchronized chart window all radar
windows update to match Floating EBLs Yes
To synchronize radar range and chart scale
1 Make a chart window active Range 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
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Range rings help you gauge the approximate distance between points ata 2 Read off the bearing and range in the Range rings
are centered on your position and displayed on the Bearing and range from
screen at preset intervals your vessel to cursor
The number and spacing of range rings changes to suit the scale you have Cursor
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Range 14 nm Range 34 nm Range 112 nm
The Variable Range Marker VRM and D84071
Range rings 18 nm apart Range rings 14 nm apart Range rings 14 nm apart
Bearing Line EBL
The VRMEBL softkey opens the toolbars shown below
To show or hide range rings
1 Click the Presentation softkey Variable Range Marker
2 Toggle to On or Off using the Rang Rings softkey A Variable Range Marker VRM is a circle of variable
radius centered on
Bearing and range your vessels position
The radar display shows you bearing and range data to any object you You can use the VRM to measure the distance from
your vessel to a
highlight selected object by adjusting the radius of the marker
so that it intersects
the objects position
To find the bearing and range to an object
1 Move the cursor to the objects position
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The range is displayed on the ADJUST VRM softkey label when you high The data is also displayed if you select the EBL with the cursor
light the VRM
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Bearing Marker
An Electronic Bearing Line EBL is an onscreen marker drawn from your
position to the edge of the window
When this line is rotated to align with a target the bearing relative to your
current heading is measured and displayed on the ADJUST EBL 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
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Combined range and bearing To place a second VRM or EBL
You can combine a VRM and an EBL to measure range and bearing 1 Click the More
2 Click the Set Up VRMEBL 2 softkey
3 Proceed as with VRMEBL previously
VRM Target EBL Floating VRM and EBL
The VRMEBL float function allows you to measure range and bearing
between any two points on the radar screen rather than from your vessels
position
First you move the VRMEBL center to the position you want to measure
from Then you change the radius of the VRM to measure distance or
change the angle of the EBL to take a bearing
To use floating VRM
1 Create a standard VRMEBL
2 Click the Floating VRMEBL softkey
3 Click the Adjust Float softkey
4 Drag the cursor to the point you want to measure from and left mouse
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5 The range between the two points is shown on the Adjust a target with a VRM or EBL data box
You can tell which direction an object is travelling in by tracking its move
ment in relation to the EBL If it continues travelling towards the EBL it To use a second floating VRMEBL
could be on a collision course with your boat 1 Click the More softkey to select VRMEBL 2 softkeys
2 Click SET UP VRMEBL 2
To create a VRMEBL
3 Toggle VRMEBL 2 to ON
1 Click the VRMEBL softkey
4 Repeat the steps for using a floating VRM steps 18
2 Toggle to On with the VRMEBL softkey
3 To adjust settings click either the Adjust VRM or Adjust EBL softkey To unfloat a VRM or EBL
and make changes with the cursor 1 Click the VRMEBL softkey
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2 Click the FLOATING EBL softkey under VRMEBL 2 if you are using 6nm HeadUp
a second floating VRM or EBL
3 Select CENTER Using radar to track objects
Circular
Guard Zone
The TARGET TRACKING softkey opens the toolbars shown below
Target tracking functions are used to help avoid collisions
Guard zones sound an alarm when an object comes within a
specified range
MARPA displays information about tracked objects
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AIS displays the identity and voyage information of other AIS
enabled vessels 6nm HeadUp Relative Motion Rings 1nm
To track a target Sector
1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey Guard
Zone
2 Click the ACQUIRE TARGET softkey
3 Highlight the object you wish to track
The target being acquired icon is displayed followed by the status icon
Note Double clicking any object displayed on the Radar screen will set it
as a tracked MARPA target
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Guard zones
A guard zone is a protected area around your vessel as soon as an object You can adjust the sensitivity of guard zones on the Alarms Setup Menu
like another vessel enters the zone it triggers an alarm on your Nav Guard zones only operate when the whole zone is displayed on the Guard
zones are managed from the Monitor in Zones toolbar To avoid inappropriate alarms they become active ten seconds after being
Guard zones can be either circular or and you can define up placed or edited
to two of them on your 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
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To place a guard zone
Parameter Options
1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey
2 Click the MONITOR IN ZONES softkey Target History
3 Toggle ZONE 1 or ZONE 2 to ON as appropriate Plots a targets previous position at the OFF 05 min 1 min 3 min 6
4 Click the corresponding SET UP ZONE softkey specified intervals The four most recent min
5 Choose your zone shape position points are displayed If True
6 Set the limits of the guard zone using the rotary controller target vectors are selected the four
most recent vessel position points are
MARPA also Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid MARPA provides riskanalysis
features MARPA obtains detailed information for up to Own vessel safe zone
The safe zone is a ring centered on your 01 nm 02nm 05nm 10
ten automatically tracked objects and provides continuous accurate and
boat within which a target is considered nm 20nm
rapid situation analysis
dangerous if it will enter this zone within
To use MARPA you need a fast heading sensor
the time to safe zone up MARPA
Time to safe zone
You can customize the following parameters from the MARPA Options
If a target enters your safe zone within 3 mins 6 mins 12 mins 24
menu
this time period it is considered mins
Options Safe zone ring Hidden
Controls whether the safe zone ring is Vector TRUE
displayed or hidden on screen
The vector mode a target is displayed in Length 05min 1 min 3 min 6min To open the MARPA Options menu
The time period specified for drawing 12min 30 min 60 min 1 Click the TARGET TRACKING of vectors
2 Click the MARPAOPTIONS softkey
3 Change MARPA options as required
4 Click OK to set the changes
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Safety notices Effective MARPA operation is dependant on accurate ownships heading
MARPA can improve collision avoidance when used wisely It is the Users and speed Speed Over Ground SOG and Course Over Ground to exercise
common prudence and navigational judgements information are required to show true target course and speed The better
the quality of the heading and speed data the better MARPA will are certain conditions under which acquiring a target may become
MARPA will function without SOG and COG in relative mode For the Some of those conditions are
heading data a Raymarine SMART Heading Sensor or a The target echo is weak autopilot is required
The target is very close to land buoys or other large targets
The target or your own ship is making rapid manoeuvres Risk assessment
Choppy sea state conditions exist and the target is buried in exces Each target is monitored to see if it will be within a certain distance from
sive sea clutter or in deep swells your boat within a certain time If so the target is designated as dangerous
Choppy sea state conditions exist yielding poor stability and an audible warning is sounded along with an onscreen warning being
shown The target symbol changes to the dangerous target symbol and
Inadequate heading data exists
flashes to indicate that it is a dangerous target Pressing the of such conditions are that acquisition is difficult and the soft key will
silence the alarm and remove the vectors are unstable the symbol wanders away from the target
locks on to the wrong target or changes to a lost symbol target If a target is lost either because the MARPA software has lost contact
with
it or because it has moved out of range an audible alarm is sounded and
If any of these conditions are present acquisition and tracking may need to an onscreen warning appears The onscreen symbol will change to the
be reinitiated or in some cases be impossible to maintain Improving the target lost symbol Pressing the appropriate soft key will silence the
alarm
quality of the heading data will reduce the effect of the other conditions and remove the onscreen warning and the target lost symbol
To acquire a target MARPA range
MARPA automatically tracks acquired targets calculates target bearing MARPA target acquisition is only available at radar range scales of up
and range speed and course Closest Point of Approach CPA and Time to 12nm although tracking continues at all ranges If you change to a Point of
Approach TCPA range scale targets may be beyond the range of your scanner and will be
Each target tracked can be displayed with a CPA graphic which shows the lost In such cases an onscreen warning will indicate that the target is
target vessel course and speed as a vector and indicates the CPA The screen See over target data can also be shown on your screen Each target
assessed and an audible alarm is sounded if a target or is 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital
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To show or hide closest MARPA targets
With a radar page open and active
1 Click DATA pathfinder softkey
2 Click Databox Settings
3 Click MARPA Target
4 Click Show
You can read off the CPA data from the MARPA Data box
How motion modes affect CPA
In true motion mode the vectors of your vessel and the target are shown
extended to their intersection point The CPA is shown as a line that is
placed on your boats vector at the point of the CPA The length and direc
tion of the line indicates the distance and bearing of the target at CPA The
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its true course and point of approach In relative motion mode no vector extension of your
boat is CPA graphics show vectors for your vessel and The CPA line emerges from your own boat with the target vector extension
a selected target A vector is a line showing a predicted course Vector being shown as relative not true The text next to the target
indicates its
length varies with speed settings can be changed in the MARPA Setup course and speed
Menu Click SHOW DETAILS to display the calculated relative course and
speed
Displaying MARPA data
All MARPA data is held in a list containing
Vector
MARPAID
CPA graphic Bearing
Range
3 9 True Course
True Speed
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CPA Displaying vessel identity AIS
TCPA If you have an AIS receiver fitted to your system you can use it to
Target display Show the position and display vessel data for other position
of MARPA objects is marked with an icon which also indi vessels within a specified range of your boat
cates its MARPA status Display voyage data position course speed and rate of turn of
AISequipped vessels
Display basic or detailed information for each target vessel
Target being acquired Dangerous target including safety critical target data
View alarm and safety related messages
Safe target Lost target This information is displayed in the form of an overlay or as a dialog box on
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your radar screen For more information about AIS see Chapter 12
To overlay AIS on a radar window
To view the MARPA list 1 Click the PRESENTATION softkey
1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey 2 Toggle the AIS LAYER to ON
2 Click the MARPALIST softkey Also see Selecting the AIS function on page 107
To cancel MARPA directly
1 Right mouse click on the Radar screen select MAPRA
2 From the drop down menu click either Cancel One or Cancel All
softkey as If you have clicked Cancel One you then need to click on the target
to cancel off
To cancel MARPA from the MARPA list
1 Open the MARPA list
2 Select a target and Click CANCEL TARGET or CANCEL ALL TARGETS as
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Chapter 12 Automatic System AIS
121 Introduction Classes of AIS data
This chapter details the AIS system and how it can be used as a safety aid AIS data is defined as Class A or Class B The sending and receiving of
Class
Once set up you can overlay the AIS on chart or radar windows and use it A data is compulsory for larger vessels You will therefore be able to
view
to all larger vessels on your AIS display Class B data is applicable to
smaller
vessels and is not compulsory You should not therefore assume that your
Display a target with headingspeed vectors and rate of turn for AIS is displaying all smaller vessels in your area
any other AIS equipped vessels
Display basic or detailed information for each target vessel
Note Not all AIS receivers will decode all information and not all of the
Class A vessels input all of the required AIS data For example
including safety critical target data
some inexpensive AIS Class B receivers do not decode and output
View alarm and safety related messages
the ships name IMO number and vessel desti
122 What is AIS nation etc
AIS uses digital radio signals to broadcast realtime information and shore based stations via dedicated VHF frequencies This infor
mation is used to identify and track vessels in the surrounding area and to
provide fast automatic and accurate collision avoidance data AIS will
augment your radar application as it can operate in radar blind spots and
can detect smaller AIS fitted Smaller vessels do not have to be fitted with AIS
and whilst it is mandatory for larger commercial vessels to
carry AIS its use is not You should not therefore assume that
your AIS will display ALL vessels in your area Due prudence
and judgement should be AIS should be used to complement not
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123 What do I need to run AIS
Data details Class A Class B
In order to run AIS you will need
Static Data A receive only unit or a full transponder
Ships name Note A receiver will allow you to receive data about other vessels in your
Type
Call sign
area transmitting AIS data but will not allow other vessels to see
IMO number you A full transponder transmits and receives AIS data and there
Length and beam fore allows you to receive data about other vessels transmitting AIS
GPS Antenna loctation data and for other AIS equipped vessels to see and receive informa
Voyage Related Data tion about your vessel This could include position course speed
Draft and rate of turn data
Cargo information
Destination
A VHF antenna this is usually supplied with the AIS system
ETA A GPS to provide position data
Other relevant information A Compass although not essential will improve speed
Dynamic Data
Time
Ships position
124 AIS baud rate selection
You may need to specify the 38400 baud for the computers com port that
Gyro heading
NMEA data is being received on
Rate of turn If you are receiving data via SeaTalkhs from an AIS integrated Raymarine
Navigational status multifunction display you should see AIS targets by activating the AIS layer
Dynamic Reports from within the chart or radar application to do this see see Selecting the
Ships speed AIS function on page 107
Ships status
Systems receiving data directly from an AIS receiver on NMEA to one of the
Messages PCs serial comm ports will need to set the port receiving NMEA data to
Alarm
the correct AIS baud rate which is 38400 Baud To do this
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Safety
1 Click Setup
Note To change the specified AIS targets and range see page
2 Click 12 Automatic System AIS 107
3 Click Manually Config Instruments i Click AIS Setup for AIS setup optionsClick the action box to toggle
4 Click on the com port the AIS unit is connected to then double click the options
the corresponding icon to open the protocol list
5 Click AIS NMEA 38400 option from the list
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AIS is a selectable layer of the chart or radar switch on AIS
1 Click Tools
2 Click AIS
3 Click AIS Setup
4 Click AIS targets to On
Or from within the Chart Click Presentation softkey
2 Click Layers softkey
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3 Click AIS Layers softkey
4 Click AIS Setup
5 Click AIS targets to On The full list of AIS setup options default in bold
AIS Setup Options Default in bold
Show AIS Targets OnOff
Displayed Target types Safety Message
OnOff
Display Text NoneVessel NameVessel
MMIName MMSI
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AIS Setup Options
126 How is AIS data displayed
Default in bold
Show Predict Line OnOff Heading
Large
Show AIS Targets OnOff vessel
Direction
of turn
Click AIS Target List to select and display the details of individual AIS
vessel
Sleeping
target
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116kt
Safety
critical data 1237nm
00h04m33s
COGSOG Safe zone defined by
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vector distance or time target flashes
The AIS system displays other AIS equipped vessels in the surrounding area
as triangular targets overlaid on a chart or radar window Up to 100 targets
are displayed As the vessels status changes the symbol for the target will
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Vectors can be displayed for each target These vectors indicate the direc
tion of travel and rate of turn of the vessel and the distance it will travel
Note Select the vessel you want information displaying for and select over a specified period of time COGSOG vector Targets displayed
with
Show Details see Viewing target information on page 109 their vectors are referred to as active targets and are scaled according to
the size of the vessel The larger the vessel the larger the target You can
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AIS Target symbols Viewing target information
Sleeping target You can display information relating to
individual AIS targets When you
Target not activated dangerous or lost
place the cursor over the target a pop up box appears either click the pop
Activated target
Target activated ie AIS vector displayed
COGSOG
vector
Direction
of turn up box or select OKEnter on your keyboard to show the full AIS
Vector line optional shows predicted distance travelled within information
given time Heading
Selected target
Target selected with cursor
Can activate the target and view detailed data
Dangerous target
Targets within specified distance CPA or time TCPA
Dangerous target alarm sounds if enabled
Target flashes
Uncertain target
Calculated CPATCPA value uncertain
Lost target
When signal of dangerous target not received see table below for timings
Target in latest predicted
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Alarms sounds if enabled
Target flashes
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Displaying AIS Predictor lines vectors
Timings for AIS Lost Target alarm
A target is defined as active when it has the following data displayed
20 secsSOG 23kt graphically
30 secsSOG 1423kt A COGSOG predictor line vector indicating
the predicted
60 secsSOG 314kt distance that a target will travel
within a given period of time
6mins if SOG less than 3kt A heading and direction of turn indicator
To switch the AIS VECTOR option OnOff see Selecting the AIS function
on page 107
When a target is activated its symbol is scaled according to the size of the
vessel
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Note The same target vector settings apply to both Radar MARPA and MARPA and AIS options
AIS AIS data Parameter Options critical target
data ie COG SOG CPA and TCPA can be accessed by in bold
holding the cursor over the vessel you want to display AIS information for Target Vector RELATIVE TRUE
then when the OBJECT INFO screen appears click on it or select OKEnter Shows the displayed ships course and speed
on your keypad You can switch this data ON or OFF from the ToolsAISAIS over the ground
Setup menu
Vector Length 05min 1 min 3 min
The time period specified for drawing length 6min 12min 30 min 60
of vectors min
Target History OFF 05 min 1 min 3
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Plots a MARPA targets previous position at min 6 min
specified List
You can also view a list of AIS targets The list provides collision for the highlighted target see Selecting the AIS function on full AIS data
To display detailed AIS data for an individual target eg static and dynamic
and voyage related data see Viewing target information on page 109
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Safety messages Active alarm list
When the status of the AIS Safety Messages function is set to ON in the AIS The active alarm list shows the status of each local alarm This list
either be accessed see Selecting the AIS function on page 107
any incoming safety messages from surrounding vessels shore stations
and mobile stations are displayed in a popup box If known the message 128 AIS Layer Setup Menu
will include the sending vessels position in latlon The AIS Layer Setup Menu allows you to
You now have the option to Select the target types displayed ALL or DANGEROUS
Remove the message ACKNOWLEDGE Switch the display of AIS safety messages ONOFF
Place a waypoint on your chartradar to mark the sending vessels View the list of active AIS unit alarms
position To display the AIS Layer Setup Menu
Select to GOTO the sending vessels When the simulator is operating you will not be able to receive any 1 Set the AIS LAYER status to ON see
Selecting the AIS function on
safety messages page 107
2 Select the AIS Setup menu toggle the action boxes to your personal
127 AIS Alarms settings see Selecting the AIS function on page 107
In addition to the dangerous target alarm previously described the an alarm when a dangerous target becomes a lost target ie its
signal has not been received for 20 seconds
Your AIS receiver generates local alarms which are displayed and sounded
on your system display whenever an alarm condition exists on the unit
Local AIS alarms
When the connected AIS unit generates an alarm your system displays a
local alarm message
1 Remove the message active alarm list
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Chapter 13 Working with sonar
131 The RayTech sonar functions require a connection to a SeaTalkhs The sonar screen includes a status bar displaying transducer frequency
network that includes a compatible Raymarine DSM sonar unit AND gain settings The display can also show upper and lower depth limits and
a compatible Raymarine display The multifunction depth lines if required
display must be designated as the data master As with all of RayTechs applications the sonar can be customized to let
Raymarine Fishfinders use sound waves sonar to show you what is under you choose how the image is displayed and what information is boat find
fish and show the bottom of a lake or sea The transducer For example you can set the scroll speed of the bottom graph and the
sends sound waves down into the water these sound range can be changed to adjust the depth of water strike fish the bottom or other
objects in the water and are returned
as echoes The fishfinder interprets these echoes to produce a visual repre
Displaying sonar in a new of what is under your boat To display sonar in a separate page
When connected to a DSM30 DSM 300 or DSM400 sonar RayTech can be 1 Select FILEOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box will
used as a fishfinder repeater appear
For technical information on Sonar refer to Appendix C Sonar 2 Double click the SONAR icon The sonar display and associated soft
keys will open in a new page
132 The sonar screen
When you first view the sonar screen a scrolling bottom graph is is a graphical of the echoes seen by the As time passes this image scrolls from
right to left and becomes a
record of the echoes seen Default Sonar Screen page 131 shows a typical
sonar picture
The images at the right of the screen are the most recent echoes Some
echoes indicate fish and others show the bottom Bottom structure struc
tures such as a reef or shipwreck will also be
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133 Presets To change the background color
The Sonar application has 4 labelled user configurable presets shown as
Sonar softkeys These help you taylor the screen to your working Method
1Right mouse click the sonar screen The
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2Scroll down and highlight Palette a
second dropdown menu appears
3Scroll down and check the color
View Subsetting required The background color now
None NA changes
Method 2
Zoom SplitFull Screen Zoom Factor Zoom Position Select ToolsSonar SetupColor
AScope AScope mode 123 Palette
Bottom Lock Bottom Lock FullSplit Bottom Lock Range
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Bottom Lock Shift
134 Changing the screen view Scrolling speed
The standard sonar display is a scrolling bottom image which shows a
Using the Presentation soft keys you can change the background color
graphical of the echoes seen by the sonar New speed and whether or not the depth of fish echoes is displayed on
appears at the right hand side of the screen and scrolls to the left The
the screen
speed at which the display scrolls is adjustable but the same section of color
bottom is displayed regardless of the scrolling speed
The background color you select for the primary sonar page will be used on
all other sonar pages zoom bottomlock and Ascope You will probably
find that you need to change the background color in different light condi
tions For example a white background is probably easier to see in but a black background may be preferable at 13 Working with sonar
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To change the scrolling speed
Section of bottom shown at higher scroll speed 1 Click ToolsSonar The sonar set up dialog box appears
2 Click the Scroll speed action box to change the speed setting
To pause the scrolling speed
Display shows 1 Click more detail 2 Click Scroll
3 Toggle Scroll to Paused
Same section of bottom shown at slower scroll speed
Target depth ID
You can select whether the depth is displayed for fish echoes With the
D69981 target depth id set to On the target depth is displayed just above each
Display shows
target echo
longer history
To turn on Target Depth ID
1 Right mouse click on the sonar screen The rightmouse menu is
displayed
If you select a faster scroll speed more detail is displayed useful if you are
2 Scroll and check Fish ID The target depths are displayed on the sonar
looking for fish a slower scroll speed moves the information more slowly
screen
The sonar automatically adjusts the scroll speed based on depth but you
can also manually adjust the speed If you select automatic adjustment the 135 Improving the underwater view
scroll speed is related to boat speed as follows
The sonar automatically locates the bottom and displays the information as
Less than or equal to 05 kts scroll speed is constant at 10 a scrolling image using an appropriate scroll speed and range To
change
Between 05 and 15 kts scroll speed varies linearly with boat speed the view to suit your current activities and operating conditions
you can
Greater than 15 knts the scroll speed is constant at 100 control how the fishfinder image and depth information is
displayed as
If you choose manual adjustment the scroll speed is not related to the of the boat over the bottom You can also pause the display
but the Change the displayed range this affects all sonar pages
depth indication will continue to update View single and dual frequency sonar this affects all sonar
pages The
sonar by default automatically determines the optimum frequency of
operation according to depth You can manually select the
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frequency 50 kHz for wide coverage or 200 kHz for a narrow detailed For full details of range and shift values refer to Range and shift values
view or you can set split frequency mode to display both frequencies page 188
in different pages
To adjust the range
Change the sonar display mode for the active page to view bottom
lock Ascope or zoom images
1Click RANGE on the Pathfinder panel This sets the
Bottom lock provides a bottom up view This mode is used prima
adjustment to manual and the range softkeys are displayed
rily to filter out the bottom structure and thus show fish more
2Click RANGE to adjust the range as follows
clearly Bottom lock can be displayed full page or split with the
scrolling bottom image iClick OUT to select a shallower range
AScope displays a realtime image of the bottom structure and iiClick IN to select a deeper range
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fish directly below the transducer The Ascope is displayed along
side the regular scrolling bottom graph
Selecting the operating frequency
Zoom enlarges all or part of the bottom graph display so that you
can see more detail of the bottom structure weeds etc You can The sonar uses dual frequency 50 kHz and 200 kHz to provide the
select the magnification level and the zoom area Zoom can be optimum image at different depths and can be used in either auto or
displayed full page or split with the scrolling bottom image manual modes The frequency setting is indicated in the status bar
Isolate fish close to the bottom using White Line and Bottom Fill in the In Auto frequency the sonar automatically selects the appropriate
active pane frequency based on the current display range As the depth increases the
Hide the depth digit in the current page sonar switches from 200 kHz to 50 kHz at 250 ft 80m As the depth
decreases the sonar switches from 50 kHz to 200 kHz at 150 ft50m This
Changing the range affects all sonar widows The Auto frequency setting is useful for
automati
The sonar automatically adjusts the display depth range selecting the shal cally searching for the range that keeps the bottom image in the lower
half of the display In Manual frequency the following options are Alternatively the RANGE button on the Pathfinder panel lets you
Single frequency mode
select the maximum depth displayed on the scrolling bottom and Ascope
In which you select the sonar frequency that is displayed in all sonar
images You can also set the shift value to move the image up or down
pages
within the current range When autorange is selected the shift adjustment
Dual frequency mode
is disabled and the value is ignored
In which the transducer operates in both 50 kHz and 200 kHz
frequencies at the same time and you select the frequency that is
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displayed in each page This mode allows you to view both Gain mode
frequencies using multiple sonar pages The gain of the display adjusts background noise by varying the echo
50 kHz frequency strength for display of the echoes The value of the gain controls
determine
the strength at which the echoes are displayed If the gain is low only the
When using this frequency the transducer scans a wide area The signal
strongest echoes are displayed as the gain increases more but water well so is good for use in deep water
echoes are displayed such as those from air bubbles
200 kHz frequency The gain controls should be set high enough to see fish and bottom
detail
When using this frequency the transducer scans a narrower area but but without too much background noise Generally a high gain is used in
produces a more detailed view The signal is good for finding fish that are deepclear water a low gain in shallowmurky water
near the bottom or close together and is better for use in shallow water RayTech provides automatic or manual gain control adjustment
Automatic
To change the frequency in a preset mode adjustment is based on depth and water conditions As conditions
change
1 Click the preset to adjust ADJUST P1 the autogain adjusts to display echoes with a minimum of background
noise You can manually adjust the gain but will need to readjust it as
2 Click the Select Frequency to toggle between allowed frequencies
conditions change
Note If you select Split Frequency the screen is split horizontally with the
200 kHz image in the upper pane and the 50 kHz image in the Color gain mode
lower pane The color gain mode determines how echoes of different strengths are
displayed The color gain sets the lower limit for the top color band All
136 Making the picture clearer
echoes with a signal strength above this value are displayed in the factors can affect the displayed image in particular debris and air gest
color or can cause background noise You can minimize these effects using Setting a low value produces a small band for the strongest color
but a
the gain controls wide signal band for the other colors Setting a high value gives a
wide
These controls are band for the strongest color but a small signal band for the other
colors
Gain mode RayTech provides automatic or manual color gain adjustment Automatic
Color gain mode adjustment displays colors based on current conditions using as many
TVG colors as possible whilst minimizing noise and clutter You can manually
Color Threshold adjust the color gain but will need to readjust it as conditions change
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reducing the gain in the
top 100 ft of the display and is useful for reducing noise such as by boat movement and floating debris that often appear in
shallow water A low TVG value has little effect on gain in shallow water a
high TVG value decreases the gain in shallow water so that only the stron
gest echoes are displayed You can adjust TVG manually or threshold determines the amount of color you see displayed on
screen Setting the threshold to 100 gives you the full range of colors
shown onscreen The lower the setting the less colors are displayed
To adjust the gain controls
1 Click Click Gain The gain control softkeys are displayed
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137 Getting a clear picture of the bottom
You can get a clearer picture of the bottom using the Bottom Lock function
The normal scrolling bottom display provides a topdown view the surface of the water Bottom lock shows a water column of fixed
height referenced from the bottom that appears flat It removes bottom
detail to provide an image of objects directly above the bottom and is
useful when you are looking for objects or fish that are feeding close to can select the bottom lock image to be vertically split with the
scrolling bottom image or to replace the scrolling bottom image
The bottom lock image see Bottom lock page 119 appears at the left
hand side of the screen The bottom appears as a straight line but some
features may extend above this line Depth from the bottom is referenced
at the right of the split screen with the bottom shown as zero Actual
depth is shown in the bottom left of the screen Bottom lock range is
adjusted using the RANGE button
To display bottom lock image
1 Click on the preset to change
2 Click the Select View softkey until Bottom Lock is displayed
3 Select the Bottom Lock softkey to display the Bottom Lock settings
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AScope Mode 1
AScope Mode 2
AScope Mode 3
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138 Getting a live image from below the boat
The normal scrolling bottom display shows a historical record of sonar
echoes The AScope screen see A Scope page 121 displays raw sonar
data direct from the transducer beam
This gives you a realtime image of bottom structure and any fish the transducer This function is useful in showing the strength of
echo returned from an object AScope also displays the patented width can be displayed in three modes
Mode 1 the image is angled outward as the signal width indicated
with dotted lines increases with depth
Mode 2 the image expands to take up the entire AScope pane giving
greater detail
Mode 3 the left hand side of the Mode 2 image is expanded to the
entire pane This mode gives the greatest a bottom lock or zoom image is displayed selecting AScope switches them off If you have split frequency
images displayed A
Scope is automatically displayed in both panes
To display the AScope image
1 Click on the preset to change
2 Click the Select View softkey until AScope is displayed
3 Select the AScope softkey to display the AScope settings
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Chapter 13 Working with sonar
139 Isolating objects near the bottom you can name it save it as a waypoint and return to the same spot A sm
displayed on the sonar image as a solid vertical line with the label sm
The white line feature see White line page 123 separates echoes from displayed at intervals along the line The sm scrolls across the screen
with
objects near the bottom and the bottom itself When white line is switched the image
on the sonar displays echoes differently
Sonar marks can be placed
The strongest echoes are displayed in the background with a thin line on
At your boats All other echoes remain unchanged
At the cursor position
To display white line At a known position
1 Right mouse Click on screen
at the boats current position
2 Click White Line to ON
The scrolling bottom image will start to display white line from the right of To place an SM at the boats current position
the screen 1 Right mouse click or
2 Select Waypoint at a closer view
A new sm will be placed at the boats current position The mark appears at
Zoom enlarges all or part of the scrolling bottom display You should select the right of the screen and scrolls with the zoom if you want to keep
the bottom in the lower half of the
display page Alternatively you can select the level of zoom to a factor of at the cursors x4 or xR proportional to the current range You can also
split the
To place a SM at the cursor image vertically to show the zoomed area on the left of the screen
1 Right mouse click or
and the scrolling bottom on the right of the screen
2 Select Waypoint at Cursor
1 Click on the preset to change
3 Move the cursor to where you want to place the sm
2 Click the Select View softkey until Zoom is displayed
4 Click and a new sm will appear in the selected position
3 Select the Zoom softkey to display the Zoom settings
4 Click to select the way in which Zoom is displayed at a known Marking an onscreen position
To place a waypoint at a known position
1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The folders dialog box will
You can use a sonar mark sm see Sonar mark page 124 to indicate a on the sonar image The sm is stored in the waypoint list so that
2 Select Up one level Click OK
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3 Select Waypoints Click OK
4 Select New Waypoint Click OK The onscreen keyboard appears
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Figure 133 Onscreen numeric pad
Figure 131 Onscreen keyboard
5 Enter the name for your new sm Click OK The waypoint properties dialog 7 Enter correct latitude Click OK The keypad closes
box appears 8 Click Longitude The onscreen numeric pad appears
9 Enter correct longitude Click OK The keypad closes
10Click OK The waypoint properties dialog box disappears and a new sm is
placed at the position specified
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Figure 132 Onscreen waypoint properties dialog box
6 Click Latitude The onscreen numeric pad 13 Working with sonar
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1311 Measuring an objects depth and distance
Depth
VRMEBL
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You can use the Variable Range Marker VRM t o determine the depth and The VRM is displayed as a crosshair with the height and width of the
distance behindthe boat of an object on the display The VRM function display screen The center of the crosshair is the reference for which depth
can be used on the scrolling bottom image bottom lock and zoom pages
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and are displayed You can use the cursor to move 1312 Sonar alarms
the VRM over a particular object
Note If RayTech is integrated with a DSM250 or DSM300 sonar alarms
Depth is displayed in system units on the VRM In the scrolling bottom
may only be utilized if the PC is connected to a Raymarine multi
and zoom pages depth is measured from the surface down In the bottom
function display
lock page depth is measured from the bottom up
You can set up alarms to warn you is displayed next to the vertical line at the top of the
screen Depth is displayed above the horizontal line at the left of the Shallow
Deep water
The boat continues to update as your boat moves the vertical line does not scroll with the scrolling bottom image Each
alarm can be turned on and off as required
If the display range changes the VRM maintains the same position and
may therefore move out of the visible display area When you switch on Shallow water alarm
the VRM it is displayed at its last position unless this is offscreen If its The shallow water alarm can be set at any depth between 2ft 05 fathoms
last used position is offscreen it will be displayed in the default onscreen 1 meter and 3000ft 500 fathoms1000 meters You set the depth at
position which the alarm triggers When the depth is less than that set an
audible
If you use the VRM with the sonar in split frequency or zoom modes it will alarm sounds and a popup message describing the alarm is displayed
appear in both panes cannot set the shallow alarm to a depth greater than the deep alarm
cancel the alarm click any button
To use the VRM
1 Click Presentation Deep water alarm
2 Click VRM softkey The deep water alarm can be set at any depth between 2ft 05 fathoms1
3 Click VRMEBL to ON The crosshair will appear on screen as dashed lines meter and 3000ft 500 fathoms1000 meters You set the depth at which
4 Use the cursor and left mouse button to move the VRMEBL to the required the alarm triggers When the depth is less than that set an audible
alarm
position the depth and distance will update as you move it sounds and a popup message describing the alarm is displayed You
5 When the VRMEBL is in the required position let go of the left mouse but cannot set the deep alarm to a depth shallower than the shallow alarm
ton The crosshair will remain in the selected position and change to solid cancel the alarm click any button
lines The depth will remain constant but the will
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Fish alarm 1 Click recording The data recording dialog box
If this alarm is on an audible warning is sounded whenever the sonar is a fish To cancel the alarm click any button
To set an alarm
1 Click Tools menu
2 Click Sonar
3 Click Alarm Setup The alarm properties dialog box is displayed
4 Click the softkey for the alarm you want to set to ON
5 Click the corresponding Alarm action key you want to change The onscreen
numeric keypad is displayed
6 Use the cursor to enter the required depth and click OK The alarm is now
7 Use the OK button to return to the top level Sonar data recording and playback
You can record the information displayed on your sonar display and play it
back for reference at a later date Playback of data is similar to RayTech 2 Click the Recording file name action box The onscreen mode All of
the actions taken during the recording period are on the playback 3 Use the keyboard
to name the file
You should make sure that you have enough disk space available on the PC 4 Click the Recording time action box The onscreen keypad appears
to record the data Typically for clean signals the disk space required is 5 Use the keypad to set the recording time
about 160 mb per hour So if you want to record 6 hours of data you will 6 Click Max Recording time to set the maximum recording time This can
need about 1 GB of disk space be 612 18 or 24 hours Remember that 6 hours recording requires 1
However you should remember that while you are viewing recorded data GB of disk space
live data is not being processed or saved 7 Click OK The dialog box closes and the recording process starts
To record sonar data Data recording can be stopped at anytime by unchecking Tools
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With a sonar page open
1 Click The data playback dialog box is
2 Click the Playback File Name action box A drop down menu of avail
able files is displayed
3 Highlight the file that you want to view
4 Click OK The dialog box closes and the selected file is played back on
the sonar page
Remember during file playback live data is not processed or saved
Playback can be stopped at anytime by unchecking ToolsSonar
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Pathfinder
Title bar panel
Drop down menus
Toolbars
Status bar
Scrolling
bottom Depth
display Page
selection tabs
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PC taskbar
Power
key Softkeys
Default Sonar Screen
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Chapter 14 RayTech advanced features
141 chapter introduces and shows you how to use the advanced features Swell
of RayTech and covers Swell and wind waves
Weather information Wind
Measuring distances Wind waves
Creating and modifying databoxes After you have acquired your weather files you can fully animate them to
Using Polars show the predicted weather and ocean currents over a specified period of
DataTrak time Typical weather files contain information covering a period of several
Route Optimization days
Prestart display 1 Click cancel to end the session or Back to amend requested weather
Navigation numbers file details
Engine panel 3rd Party GRIB Weather files
142 Weather information RayTech software is designed to support weather files encoded in standard
NOAA weather GRIB format Uncompressed GRIB files are available from
If the computer on which you are running RayTech is connected to the 3rd party websites such as wwwgribus The files should be placed into
Internet you can download weather files and display and animate them the cprogram raytech folder All
onscreen RayTech Weather screen on page 136 weather GRIB files must be in the standard NOAA GRIB format and have a
You can display information such as grb file extension
Air temperature
Opening a 3rd party GRIB file in RayTech
Clouds
1 Ensure the grb file is placed in the cprogram Ocean currents
raytech folder
Rain
2 Select File Layers Advanced Routing
Relative humidity
3 Click the Weather File icon
Sea temperature
4 Use the Select A File dialog to select the desired GRIB file
Surface pressure
5 Click OK until your return to the main RayTech
RayTech RNS V62 Users 3rd party GRIB files Configuring the Weather Layer
You can download the Ugrib application from wwwgribus and use it to To set up your weather the weather data contained in the GRIB file The
GRIB file can
1 Select FileLayers The RayTech layers dialog box is be opened in RayTech
2 Click the Weather Layers icon The weather layers dialog box is
Viewing a weather file in RayTech view a downloaded weather file
1 Select ViewWeather Toolbar The weather toolbar will be displayed
2 Click on the features that you want to display from the Weather toolbar
These are displayed on screen as you select them
3 Adjust the chart range as necessary to see the weather in the required area
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3 Click the action box next to the information you require to set the
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To animate a weather file
1 Select Toolbar The animation toolbar is displayed
a b c d e
Start End Speed Date a Rewind
of of b Play
GRIB GRIB C Fast forward
d Next track
e Pause
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2 Click the arrow at the right of the Start time box A dropdown menu is
displayed
3 Select the time you want the animation to start this is typically the start of
the GRIB file
4 Click the arrow at the right of the Finish time box A dropdown menu is
displayed this is typically the end of the GRIB file
5 Select the time you want the animation to end
6 Click to set the speed you want the animation played The further to the right
you move the selector the faster the animation is played
7 Click the arrow at the right of the Date box A dropdown menu is displayed
8 Select the date of the animation to be played
9 Click Play b to start the animation will now start to play You can pause fast forward or
rewind it using the buttons at the right of the toolbar
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Ocean
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143 Measuring distances on a chart
You can measure distances to and from any point to another on a chart
using the ruler function Simply by placing the cursor over a point the lati
tude and longitude range and bearing point to point is displayed see
Rulers on page 138
To set a new ruler
1 Scroll and zoom the chart until you can see the places on the chart that
you want to measure the distance between
2 Select ToolsSet New Ruler or click the ruler icon on the standard
toolbar
3 Click on the chart to set the point you want to start measuring from
4 Click on the chart to set the point you want to measure to
A line will be placed between the two points showing the distance
between them and the bearing from the first point to the second The
latitude and longitude of the second point will be displayed in the chart
status bar
To move a ruler
1 Click and hold the cursor over the end of the ruler that you want to
move
2 Drag the cursor to the new point on the chart that you want to
measure to The distance and bearing information will be updated
To clear a ruler
Select ToolsClear rulers
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Distance and
bearing
Ruler
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144 Creating and modifying databoxes To dock a databox
With the databox and the databox toolbar within RayTech can be customized to show information that you
want to see in the order that you want to see it This can be achieved by 1 Click Dock The databox selection box is modifying an existing databox or
creating a new one in addition 2 Highlight the databox you want to dock Click OK
databoxes can be floated or docked as required This section shows you The databox is docked at the left of the screen and the current page
how to do all of these functions resizes
To float a databox Modifying a databox
With the databox and the databox toolbar displayed You can modify a databox to
1 Click Float The databox selection box is displayed Show an additional channel
Delete an existing channel
Reorder the channels
To show an additional channel
With the databox and the databox toolbar displayed
1 Click Insert Channel The databox selection box is displayed
Highlight the databox you want to float Click OK
3 Click the databox title bar and hold the left mouse button down The
databox can now be moved to the required position
4 When the databox is in the required position release the mouse
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2 Highlight the databox in which you want to show an additional 4 Highlight the required channel Click OK The channel is added to the
channel Click OK The Add Channel dialog box is displayed databox
To delete an existing channel
With the Databox and the databox toolbar displayed
1 Click Delete Channel The databox selection box is displayed
2 Highlight the data box from which the channel is to be deleted Click
OK The channel list is displayed
3 Highlight the channel to be deleted Click OK The channel is deleted
from the databox
Reordering channels
The order in which channels are displayed in a databox can be modified as
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3 Doubleclick the channel icon The channel list is displayed To move a channel up the displayed order
With the databox and databox toolbar displayed
1 Click Channel Up The Databox selection box is displayed
2 Highlight the databox in which the channels are to be moved Click OK
The channel list is displayed
3 Highlight the channel to be moved Click OK
The selected channel is moved up one position in the databox
4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until the channel is in the required position in
the databox
To move a channel down the displayed order
With the databox and databox toolbar displayed
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1 Click Channel Down The Databox selection box is displayed
2 Highlight the databox in which the channels are to be moved Click OK
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3 Highlight the channel to be moved Click OK Channel Title
The selected channel is moved down one position in the databox Channel Title font
4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until the channel is in the required position in Channel data font
the databox
Display the Channel a databox Click the action box to select whether the channel title is
can create a databox to display customized data in a way to suit your Channel title
working Click the action box the onscreen keyboard is displayed to
enable you to
To create a new databox change the channel title
1 Click Add A new databox is displayed onscreen
Channel title font
2 Populate the databox as required by following procedures for adding
Click the action box the font selector is displayed to enable you to choose
channels as detailed in To show an additional channel on page 139
the font style and size and a channel Channel data font
You can modify a channel to change the style in which data is displayed Click the action box the font selector is displayed to enable you to
choose
the font style and size and color
Using the font selector
The onscreen font selector is used as follows
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Data that can be changed includes
Display the Channel Title 1 In the Font column scroll down an highlight the required font style
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2 In the Font style column highlight the required style
3 In the Size column highlight the required font size
4 In the Color box use the dropdown menu to select font color
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145 Polar plotting Data section explains how to use RayTechs Polars tool to
analyze and fine The accuracy of any analysis presented by the polars tool is dependent on
tune your boats performance Intended primarily for the experienced the volume and accuracy of the data collected There are two
primary areas
sailor polar uses a group of variables such as within the polars application where you can enter and modify wind angles boat speed
heel and pitch etc to determine what The Polar tab this displays the polar parameters screen which
heading you should set your boat on to achieve the best target boat speed contains variables values used to plot the polar graph
under varying wind conditions Analysis results are displayed using several The Data tab this displays the data tests screen which enables
graph plots and data matrices which can be edited to suit your needs A input of advanced boatweather information that
typical polars plot screen is shown below you can use to further finetune the analysis
These screens come preloaded with default data however it is essential
to replace as much of this information as possible with real performance
atmospheric specific data You can use RayTechs Data Trak and Data
Logging functions to record a wide variety of data
that is ideal for use with these screens Data from these screens can also
come from such sources as your boats manufacturer and local nautical
Entering and editing data
Data is entered using the polar and data parameters tabs
Polar parameters
To edit the polar parameters
1 Click Polar tab in the Polar Plot dialog box
2 Replace as much of the default data as possible with actual data that
you have collected You can modify the default values shown or load
an existing polar parameters file To modify the values shown refer to
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Tws True wind speed in knots
Bsp00 Boat speed in knots at zero degrees sailing directly into the
wind
TwaUp True wind angle Upwind in degrees
BspUp Boat speed Upwind in knots
Twa1 True wind angle in degrees first variable
Bsp1 Boat speed in knots first variable
Twa2 True wind angle in degrees second variable
Bsp2 Boat speed in knots second variable
TwaDn True wind angle Downwind in degrees
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BspDn Boat speed Downwind in knots
To load an existing polar parameters file Bsp180 Boat speed in knots at 180 degrees sailing directly
with the
i Click Open in the polar parameters box The open file dialog box wind
is displayed
4 If you want to view data without saving it go to Step 5 If you want to
ii Choose the polar parameters file rpl extension that you want to
save the data that has been entered either
open
5 Click Save The file will be saved under the current file name or
iii Click Open The selected file will be displayed
6 Click Save As if you want to create and name a new polar variables
3 To edit individual values
file
i Click on the cell that you want to modify The value is highlighted
7 Click Apply to use the new variables in the polar plot
ii Enter a new value click outside of the cell The new value will be
8 Click the Polar Plot tab to view the new data graph
accepted
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Data test The definitions for the cells in the table are
To edit the data test parameters Test Name you have chosen for this set of test data
1 Click Data tab in the Polar Plot dialog box Date Date of the test run
The Data test screen will be displayed This screen will initially contain
a single row of test data however you can store and edit as many dif Quality Number assigned by you to represent the quality of the
data
ferent test data rows as you need each row represents a unique run collected this can be between 1 and 100
and its associated performance statistics Notes Your comments about the test data
Mainsail Name or code for the type of mainsail used
Headsail Name or code for the type of headsail used
Awa Apparent wind angle in degrees
Aws Apparent wind speed in knots
Twa True wind angle in degrees
Twd True wind direction in degrees
CorTwa Corrected True wind angle in degrees
CorTws Corrected True wind speed in degrees
CorTwd Corrected True wind direction in degrees
Bsp Boat speed in knots
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Vmg Velocity made good in knots
2 Doubleclick the test data row you want to edit The Test parameters
screen will appear Heading Heading of boat in degrees
Heel Amount of heel in degrees
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Pitch Amount of pitch in Amount of rudder deflection in degrees
Tab Amount of rudder trim tab deflection in degrees
Butt Setting of the mast base Length of the forestay in meters or feet specified by Amount of load on the The
direction of the current in degrees
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Drift Velocity of the current in knots
Note For full definitions of the terms used in the above table refer to The filters screen selections sort the data test rows as follows
Appendix L Glossary of terms
3 Type your data into the appropriate fields Click OK TWS Displays only those tests having True Wind Speed greater
than or equal to the value entered
4 You can further refine your analysis by using filters to narrow the
number of data test rows displayed in the Data Tests screen TWS Displays only those tests having True Wind Speed less than or
5 Click Filters The filter test screen is displayed equal to the value entered
6 The filter test screen enables you to display only those tests that fall TWA Displays only those tests having True Wind Angle greater
within the specific criteria you select than or equal to the value entered
TWA Displays only those tests having True Wind Angle less than or
equal to the value entered
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BSP Displays only those tests having Boat Speed less than or equal
to the value entered
Quality Displays only those tests having a quality factor less than or
Factor equal to the value Displays only those tests corresponding to dates entered
7 After completing data entries Click OK ReTurns to the data test
and reading a polar plot
The polar plot screen graphs the theoretical headings your boat should
take towards specified targets both upwind and down wind various wind conditions The accuracy of these primarily on the volume and accuracy of the
boat and information that you have entered into the polar parameters and
data test screens Information that has been entered will be displayed as a
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polar graph in the polar plot screen Placing the cursor in any the polar plot opens a small popup pane that displays the speed correlation at that
point To graph a polar plot
1 Enter all the requisite detail into the polar parameters and data test
screens as described in the previous sections
2 Click Polar tab The Polar Plot screen is displayed
3 Select the required boat speed scale by clicking on the updown
arrows or entering the numbers direct
4 Select the range of True Wind Speed to be plotted by clicking on the
updown arrows or entering the numbers direct
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entered in the polar parameters screen These lines are displayed in
blue
The lines that diverge between 30o and 50o and 130o and 160o repre
sent the Target Twa upwind 5 and downwind 6 These lines are
displayed in blue
The line that scribes a semicircle plots the optimum heading 7 and
4 resultant speed relative to the Tws range you enter at the bottom of
the screen As the Tws range is increased additional lines are plotted
onto the graph showing the heading you should take to make
8 optimum progress as wind speed increases These lines are displayed
5 6
in black
The coordinate popup 8 shows the current boat speed and heading
7 as entered into the data test screen
Upwind downwind and Vmc plot screens
The upwind downwind and Velocity Made good on Course Vmc screens
enable you to directly analyze those aspects of the polar plot by reducing
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To read a polar plot Upwind plot
Refer to the example above and the accompanying definitions The upwind plot screen calculates the best angle and boat speed
when
The bottom axis 1 shows boat speed range in knots The maximum sailing upwind and displays
minimum speed and speed interval are determined on the scale Velocity Made Good VMG relative to Twa
plotted Click Vmg to view then select Tws range to plot by clicking on the
The top axis 2 describes an arc of 180o representing the boats direc Tws kts updown arrows or entering the numbers direct
tion with respect to the wind At 0o you are sailing directly into the Boat speed relative to Tws
wind at 180o you are sailing directly with the wind Click Bsp to view
In this example the lines that lie precisely on the 70o and 110o axes True wind angle relative to Tws
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Downwind plot Instrument calibration for accurate data
The downwind plot screen calculates the best angle and boat speed when The accuracy of data generated by your instruments and performance eval
sailing downwind and displays uation depends on accurate calibration This section gives an VMG
relative to Twa explanation of instrument calibration you must refer to the Click Vmg to
view then select the Tws range to plot by clicking on the manuals that came with your instruments for specific calibration proce
Tws kts updown arrows or by entering the numbers directly dures The following calibration principles are explained
Boat speed relative to Tws Boat speed
Click Bsp to view Compass
Twa relative to Tws Apparent wind angle
Click Twa to view True wind angle
Vmc plot True wind speed
The Vmc plot screen displays the Velocity Made good on Course towards a Boat mark or target Although similar in concept to VMG Vmc is equal
Boat speed calibrations are entered directly into your VMG only when the bearing to the mark and wind direction are iden system While it
may not be practical to check boat speed calibration on a
tical Vmc is used when you expect the wind to change between your daily basis you are encouraged to check this variable on a measured mile
present position and the target primarily in long course racing as often as possible as the paddle wheel impellers used to generate boat
In such an instance it may be a smarter tactical move to sail toward your speed data can change their physical markedly over their life
target at the fastest possible speed even if that heading isnt directly span due to the environment in which they operate When making a
toward the target measured mile calibration perform three consecutive runs over the known
To use the Vmc plot select the Course and true wind direction to be plotted distance to eliminate any tidal current effects
by clicking on the Course Twd and Tws kts updown arrows or entering
Compass
the numbers directly
Compass calibration involves two procedures deviation and heading error
By default course and Twd are initially derived from instrument input but screen allows you to change these figures to calculate what happens if
the wind or course changes Calibrating deviation corrects compass error around different points of
compass Keep in mind that some instrument systems have the ability to
calibrate the compass RayTech
RNS V62 Users error calibration ensures that the heading the compass indicate Complete four to six tacks in steady wind reflects your
true heading Calibration of this kind is usually Use the wand method of averaging the charts to ascertain the by piloting the boat
along a known line of transit For best results ence in Awa on each tack
you should have your compass swung by a professional Once you have determined the Awa offset enter it into the Masthead
unit
Apparent wind angle offset parameter within your instrument system Use half the
difference
between the wind angle on each tack This keeps the Awa wind angle Awa calibration should be carried out after the
tackto tack because laylines are predicted based on the Awa
masthead wand is initially installed on your boat The wand may not lie
exactly on the fore and aft line of the boat Awa calibration is necessary to 146 for this Awa should read zero when the vane is on the center
line of your boat If you dont get a zero reading you must enter an offset With RayTech connected to your boats instruments you can use into the
system to record any of your instrument channels and display the collected data as
a timebased graph This is useful for looking at trends averages real time
The amount of Awa alignment error can be established in two ways
data and comparing instrument data Information can be displayed in
Take the boat heading into wind and read the Awa angle default or customized pages
If the Awa value is not zero there is a calibration error This method is DataTrak graphs can be resized to fixed time intervals for quick data
not as accurate as the next capture This is invaluable to you in capturing data for target and polar
Perform two or three tacks upwind in even wind strength then calculations or in trying to ascertain minute changes in any recorded
vari
compare the average Awa tacktotack using RayTechs DataTrak able over time RayTech allows for the display of DataTrak wand times
function When capturing data from DataTrak vertical frames can be inserted in the
Any calibration must be performed under even wind strength as variances chart to delineate start and end points for the data capture These
lines
will result in different Awa readings tacktotack It is also important to called wands represent a particular segment of time on the graph The
calibrate Awa offset in the absence of wind shear and wind gradient time interval is reported at the top of the graph in the blue status
however calibration in light air such as a sea breeze filling in is not You can create graphs to display the following achieve successful Awa
offset calibration Air Temp Used to identify air Choose a day with no wind shear minimal
gradient and a steady true Awa calibration Used to set the alignment of the masthead wand
wind speed
Ensure that the DataTrak function is online and operational BoatSpgSOG Displays boat speed and Speed over Ground
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When you open a DataTrak page or pane data for the selected displays are
Depth Displays the depth below the transducer
automatically shown and the graph will scroll from right to left The most
HdgCOG Displays Heading and Course Over Ground recent data is displayed at the right hand side of the create
Used to identify good polar points To use DataTrak
1 Select FileOpen New Page The open page selection dialog box is
SeaTemp Displays sea temperature and boat speed compare Compares your performance with your current targets 2
Highlight the DataTrak icon
3 Click OK A new page will open and the DataTrak dialog box is
Target create Used to identify good target points when sailing displayed
upwind or Displays Corrected True Wind Speed Target boat 4 Highlight the graph you want to display
speed and boat speed 5 Click OK The selected graph is displayed Data will
appear from the right of the an Displays Apparent wind angle Target true wind angle
and Corrected true wind angle and is used to observe To open a custom DataTrak page
trends in wind direction and speed
1 Select FileOpen New Page The open page selection dialog box is
Temp depth Displays Depth below transducer and Sea displayed
temperature 2 Highlight Custom
3 Click OK A new page will open and application icons are Used to establish tide set and drift
4 Doubleclick DataTrak The page will open and the DataTrak dialog box
True wind Displays True wind direction and True wind speed is displayed
Used to observe trends in wind direction and speed 5 Highlight the graph you want to display
6 Click OK The selected graph is displayed Data will DataTrak also contains a graph named Standard this is the stan appear from the right of
the screen
dard template used by the system whenever it creates a new There are two methods of adding a graph to a DataTrak page
DataTrak window and you should not open or use this
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To add a graph to the DataTrak page 7 You can now assess the stored data and enter it into a polar plot Refer
to Graphing and reading a polar plot on page 147 above
Method 1
Click Add Graph on the function bar A new graph panel is added to the
DataTrak page
Method 2
1 Right click in the graph panel of the DataTrak page The rightmouse
menu is displayed
2 Click Add Graph The page splits horizontally and a new graph panel is
displayed
To delete a graph from a DataTrak page
1 Rightclick in the graph panel of the DataTrak page to be deleted The
rightmouse menu is displayed
2 Click Remove Graph The selected graph is wands
Adding the wands to DataTrak is quick and easy
To add wands to a DataTrak graph
1 Open a DataTrak page to display the required graphs
2 Decide upon the section of data that you want to capture
3 Click the graph panel at the start of the data section you want to
capture A wand will appear
4 Click the graph panel at the end of the data section that you want to
capture A second wand will appear
5 Select to Database The Save to database dialog
box is displayed
6 Save the data to the Polars 14 RayTech advanced features
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Enabling you to calculate the extent and direction of any line bias
The prestart display see Prestart display on page 155 can assist you in
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Enabling you to decide which end of a line to start taking into account
line bias tidal strength and the angle and direction of likely wind
shifts
Enabling you to select a transit to ensure you know exactly where the
line is
Enable you to position your boat on the line and create and protect a
space to leeward
Assisting time and distance judgement so that your boat accelerates
at the right time hitting the line at full speed
To set your prestart Sail to the port end of the start line and click Set Port End
2 Sail to the starboard end of the start line and click Set Starb End
A Prestart page is set up showing details such as your angle and dis
tance from the start line
If the Prestart dialog box indicating that your datum longitude is the Yes button close the Prestart page and reopen it The datum 14 RayTech
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148 Route can use route optimization to determine your ideal route on any chart
page based upon
Ocean currents
Wind speed and direction
Polar of your vessel
To optimize your route
1 Create a route containing at least the origin and destination
waypoints
2 Select FileLayers or Select Layers from the standard toolbar The
Layers dialog box is displayed
3 Doubleclick Weather Routing The Weather Routing dialog box is
displayed
4 Click the action boxes for Show isochrones Show paths and Show
optimal path to ON
5 Click OK The Weather Routing dialog box closes
6 Click OK The Layers dialog box closes
7 Select ToolsCompute Optimum Route The optimum route is
calculated by RayTech and the route time is displayed on screen
Click OK The optimum route is displayed on the chart see Optimum
route on page 157
Chapter 14 RayTech advanced features 157
Optimum route
Isochrone calculated path
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149 Navigation numbers Screen Information and use
You can use the navigation numbers feature of RayTech see Navigation
What if Permits you to enter assumptions about what the wind will
numbers on page 158 to display data collected from your boats instru do and calculate alternative and adjust it in a What happens
if scenario to optimize 30 second short and 10 minute long averages for
wind direction and sure wind speed
Numbers updated using current position data
Using the What if page you can make an assumption about what the wind Layline data displayed for data do and enter this into
RayTech Alternative laylines are then the information shown on screen allowing you to decide the best Next Leg Time on tack port and
to take True wind direction and speed are calculated in short 30 Tack heading port and and long 10 minute averages
Leg length
Leg available includes Target boat speed
Target true wind angle
Leg bias true wind if heading directly at the mark
Screen Information and use
Numbers Used to verify that GPS and instruments are Boat speed actual and target Key
instrument data
True wind angle actual and target Internally calculated data
Port tack time distance and bearing
Total time distance and bearing to mark Wind Used to view wind averages over different periods wind
Tacking angle trending and shift
Other tack heading Samples true wind direction and true wind speed in 2 5 10
Mark true wind angle 30 60 and 120 minute samples
Gives overall5 minute average of true wind speed ad true
Mark Mark range wind direction
Mark bearing
Cross Track Error
Leg range
Whole route length distance to go time to destination
and ETA at RayTech RNS V62 Users
Information and use 1410 Engine panel
With RayTech connected to a Raymarine multifunction display which in
Laser Used to view information on targets tracked with laser
rangefinders turn is connected to a suitable NMEA 2000 engine interface the engine
Gives information on other boats data range bearing panel can be used to show engine instrument data on the screen
speed Used in large course yachting
Shows relative velocity made good on course
Compares current performance with straight line
performance to mark
Gives predicted optimal angle to sail for best speed of
advance towards a mark
To use navigation numbers
1 Select Numbers The navigation
numbers function is displayed
2 Click the What if tab The What if page is displayed
3 Click Options and check Settings A dialog box is Enter your assumption for wind speed and direction into the boxes
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6 Click OK The updated layline predictions will be displayed on the What
if page The engine panel can be configured to show data for one or two
enginesYou can also customize what instruments are displayed
To display the engine panel
Click Panel The engine panel will open in
a new window
To customize the engine panel
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2 Click Settings The settings format box is
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3 Select and highlight the required instrument from the left hand list The 4 Check the required options
right hand box changes to show settings for this instrument 5 Click OK The engine panel has now been customized to your
4 Use the dropdown menus to select scales shown on the instrument Click OK
6 Minimize the engine panel using the minimize button in the title bar
6 Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for each instrument You can now either click the Engine Panel icon in the taskbar to
display
1 Rightclick the title bar The right mouse menu is displayed the panel as required or if the option has been checked the panel will
2 Click Settings The settings format box is displayed display automatically if an engine alarms
3 Click the Panel tab The panel style format box is RayTech RNS V62 Users 15 Using video
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Chapter 15 Using video
151 the PC on which you are running RayTech has video cameras or web To change the video label
cams fitted you can display images captured by them in the video applica With the video application open
tion see RayTech video capture on page 165 With the cameras
1 Click to cover onboard blind spots including the engine room you
2 Click Set Up The Video Set up dialog box appears
can monitor the safety and security of your boat and everyone on board
If you are using RayTech as part of an integrated or SeaTalkhs system you
must remember that video images viewed using the PC on which you are
running RayTech can only be seen on the RayTech display and not trans
mitted across the system to other displays
Up to four video inputs dependant on the type can be viewed on your
RayTech display You can set up the video application to cycle the The user the video application opened in a new page see page 96 it labels the
video images Video 123 or 4 and sets the Cycle video
option to OFF
Once you have connected cameras to RayTech the input type is stored for
the device so if you are using a web cam it will stay assigned as originally 3 Click the Video 1 Label action box The onscreen keyboard
4 Change the label to the required name
You can change the input labels and set the video images to cycle as 5 Click OK The onscreen keyboard closes and the action box is
6 Click the Video 1 Device action box A dropdown menu appears
7 Highlight Device 1 and click The dropdown menu closes and the
action box updates
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8 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for video devices 2 to 4 changing the device
numbers as applicable These settings are retained
To set a video cycle
With the video application open
1 Click Up
2 Toggle the Cycle soft key to ON
The application will now automatically cycle through all connected
device
To stop a video cycle
With the video application open either click any of the video soft keys or
by toggling the video cycle soft key to OFF
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Chapter 16 RayTech
161 chapter will help you identify and solve most problems It also details how to contact Raymarine for technical Erratic mouse cause
recognizes instrument data as a serial mouse This is a feature of the
Windows operating system
Disable the serial mouseserial ballpoint device in Windows Device
Manager
Use a SeaLevel No2105R serial to USB adapter in place of the PCs serial
port or current serial port to USB adapter
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not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause mulifunction display or compatible
multifunction display For a list of compatible Raymarine multifunction displays refer to the
running an unsupported software version Raymarine website
Ensure your multifunction display is running the latest software To find
out the software version select MENU System Diagnostics Soft
ware Services Unit Info App Version on your multifunction display
To get latest software contact your dealer or visit devices are not connected correctly The devices in your RayTech network
must be connected as follows
RayTech RNS 6x PC and 1 SeaTalkhs device
RayTech RNS 6x PC SeaTalkhs Cable SeaTalkhs Crossover
Coupler SeaTalkhs Cable SeaTalkhs device
RayTech RNS 6x PC and 2 or more SeaTalkhs devices
RayTech RNS 6x PC SeaTalkhs Cable SeaTalkhs Network
Switch
Only SeaTalkhs Cable should be used to connect multifunction displays
DSM unit and SR100 to a SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler or SeaTalkhs
Network Switch
Only SeaTalkhs devices or a RayTech RNS 6x PC should be connected to a
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Problem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause Solution
PC or laptop Network Interface Card NIC is not correctly connected or If the PC requires a Local Area Connection to a nonRaymarine
in addition to the SeaTalkhs network an extra Network Interface Card
NIC should be installed to facilitate the nonRaymarine network
Wireless Local Area Network WLAN network connections should be
disabled prior to starting the RayTech RNS 6x software to prevent
possible detection of 10xxx IP addresses over the WLAN Raymarines
SeaTalkhs devices utilize static 10xxx IP addresses RayTech RNS 6x
will prioritize 10xxx IP address detected over the WLAN over non
wireless networks
After RayTech RNS 6x has established with the
SeaTalkhs network then the wireless network connections can be
enabled
Software firewalls should be disabled prior to running RayTech RNS 6x
RayTech RNS 6x will attempt to disable the Windows Firewall
However it is your to disable other third party software
firewalls eg Norton MacAfee ZoneAlarm Panda etc
Before starting RayTech RNS 6x all SeaTalkhs devices and the
SeaTalkhs Network Switch if so equipped should be switched on
Following bootup of the PC it is necessary to wait a few minutes to
permit the PC to complete the process of acquiring networks before
running RayTech RNS 6x The local area connection for the SeaTalkhs
network will typically report a status of Limited or No Connectivity or
RayTech RNS V62 Users RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause Solution
An incorrect Network Interface Card NIC is selected when running the When running RayTechs Network Connection Wizard be certain to Network
Connection wizard the SeaTalkhs Network Connection radio button and the proper Network
Interface Card NIC that to which the SeaTalkhs cable is connected Any
NIC with wireless in its title can typically be ruled out during this step
After RayTech RNS 6x has completed initializing wait a minute or so for
RayTech to connect to the networked SeaTalkhs devices If RayTech is
unable to connect a static 10xxx IP address should be configured
To find out the IP address of your multifunction display select MENU
System Diagnostics External Interfaces SeaTalk HS on your multi
function display To find out the IP addresses of your other networked
SeaTalkhs equipment select MENU System Diagnostics External
Interfaces SeaTalk HS on your multifunction display and select the
DEVICES softkey Make a note of the IP addresses
From the Windows Start Menu select Panel
Doubleclick Network Rightclick on the Local Area Connection icon to which
the SeaTalkhs
network is physically connected and select Properties
Click Internet Protocol TCPIP
Click Properties
Select the Use the following IP address radio button
Enter an unused valid 10xxx IP address eg Enter 255000 as the Subnet mask
then click OK
Use the Network Connections dialog to monitor the Status of the
connection It will typically specify Limited or No Connectivity or
Connected once it has established a connection with the SeaTalkhs
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Problem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause Solution
The SeaTalkhs equipment is correctly connected but not To test the SeaTalkhs cabling Network Switch SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler
and multifunction display DSM unit SR100 hardware the SeaTalkhs
network devices can be pinged to verify between the
PC and a specific SeaTalkhs device To ping a device
From the Windows Start Menu select StartRun
In the Run dialog type CMD and click OK
Type ping 10xxx replacing 10xxx with the IP address of the device
A returned status of Request timed out is indicative of a communica
tions failure necessitating of the SeaTalkhs Network
Switch SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler cables or the SeaTalkhs device
No instruments cause Solution
A USBserial adapter is not doing its job correctly Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements
on serial cable is wired incorrectly Refer to Interfacing RayTech on page 195 for information on connecting
to SeaTalk and NMEA is a problem with your PCs serial port Contact your PC manufacturer or call Raymarine technical support
for more
RayTech RNS V62 Users No instruments cause is in simulator mode
Insert license key and turn off simulator within the instrument settings
Interface box stuck in NMEA mode Use SeaLevel No2105R serial to USB adapter
If Auto Setup does not find SeaTalk or NMEA is there other software eg Disable the auto connect feature in the configuration settings of the
Iridium or Nokia phone software taking control of the port conflicting product Alternatively use a different port eg USB and use
recommended USB to serial adapter
No power applied to Instruments Apply power to your instruments before starting Windows crashes blue
screen cause USBserial adapter driver software
Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements
on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu
facturers graphics driver software Update your graphics driver from the PC Manufacturers web site for a
laptop or graphics card Manufacturers web site for a desktop or set
RayTech to use Microsofts OpenGL from within RayTech Performance
Settings
If you require further help in blue screen errors contact your
PC 16 RayTech 173
Problem RayTech crashes Windows continues to cause USBserial adapter driver software
Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements
on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu
facturers graphics driver software Update your graphics driver from the Manufacturers web site or set
RayTech to use Microsofts OpenGL from within RayTech Performance
hardware has a problem running RayTech at the PCs current color Try switching from 2432 bit 16 million colors to 16bit 65000 with RayTech
configuration or display settings or the chart library To reset to defaults run Raycleanup utility by holding down ctrl as RayTech
opens Tick in turn
Clean toolbars and menus this resets the layout and display to defaults
Remove ini files this removes instruments and have your
license key to hand so you can reenter it
Click clean up and try RayTech between each of the above
Contact Raymarine Technical Support for further crashes or will not run properly Has RayTech been installed over
the top of an earlier version of RayTech
software
Remove any RayTech programs using the AddRemove Programs utility and
remove the file called ini
Reinstall RayTech
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to a halt or locks up cause incorrectly set up Set up
your instruments again or use the Raycleanup utility to Removeini
files have your license key ready to hand so that you can reenter it
Contact Raymarine Technical Support for further with USBserial adapter Refer to adapter given in RayTech system
requirements
on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu
facturers with serial port Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements
on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu
facturers web CMap charts are not cause Solution
One or more chart layers are hiding vector charts Turn off the Raster chart layer or make it transparent with the raster icon
in the Charting license code incorrect If using NTPC charts from CDROM Updating your PC hardware or software can invalidate your chart keys
Contact CMap for more 16 RayTech 175
Problem CMap charts are not cause NTPC Selector installed prior to running RayTech software
Uninstall CMap NTPC Selector Delete CMap registry keys from registry
Run RayTech Exit RayTech
Install CMap NTPC Selector Register CMap NTPC license keys
Run RayTech
You are using a parallelport version of the CMap chart reader RayTech V4x and above do not support the parallelport CMap card
reader You need to use the USB CMap CCard reader
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RayTech cause is RayTech Planner
RayTech Planner is essentially an unlicensed version of RayTech RNS soft
ware RayTech Planner can be used to plan waypoints andor routes at
home and export the waypoints andor routes to a memory card memory
card readerwriter and memory card supplied by the user in a format that
can be used in conjunction with Raymarine display prod
ucts RayTech Planner permits the user to download free 3Day Weather
Forecast GRIB files that can be animated to show storm tracks wind and
rain RayTech Planner additionally permits users to access Tide and Current
data to aid in voyage planning As RayTech Planner is an athome tool it
can not be used to connect to live instruments or GPS If you wish to
connect to live instruments and GPS or share radar chart and fishfinder
information from Raymarine multifunction displays or Pathfinder PLUS
displays you must upgrade to the full version of RayTech RNS
RayTech Planner is asking me for a licence key When initially running RayTech Planner the RNS Startup Wizard will
prompt
you for a Full RayTech RNS license number a RayTech RNS Upgrade license
number or to select to use RayTech Planner only no license required If
you have downloaded RayTech Planner from Raymarines website or have
received a RayTech Planner CD with a new multifunction display or have
received a RayTech Planner CD with the Navionics Multicard Reader you
should choose the RayTech Planner No License problems possible causes and solutions are by no means exhaustive If you have any other problems contact
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162 Technical support Software application version
Windows operating system type and Service Pack provides a comprehensive customer support service on the
You can obtain this product information using the menus within your
world wide web through our worldwide dealer network and by telephone
product
help line If you are unable to resolve a problem please use any of to obtain additional help
Web visit the customer support area of our website website contains Frequently Asked Questions servicing information e
mail access Ask Raymarine to the Raymarine Technical Support Depart
ment and details of worldwide Raymarine support
In the USA call
1 603 881 5200 extension 2444
In the UK Europe the Middle East or Far East call
44 023 9271 4713
Product you need to request service please have the following information to
hand
Product name
Product identity
License key
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Appendix A Charts
A1 Introduction A3 Chart formats
This appendix gives additional information on charts used in RayTech and RayTech uses the latest digitized versions of the following
Navionics HotMaps HotMaps Premium Silver Gold Platinum and
Chart formats Fish n Chip charts
Chart types CMap NTNT Plus
Displaying chart object and source information CMap NTPC Selector charts
Waypoints Maptech NOAABSB
Routes Maptech PCX
Tracks Maptech Photo Regions and Topographical Charts
SoftCharts International Nautical Charts and Safety NDIHS The equipment
should not be used as a substitute for
good navigational practice nor for official government paper A4 Chart types
charts Charts fall into three basic makes it very easy to place a waypoint and
travel towards it
However you should always check first that the route is safe If you are Vector
using RayTech in combination with an autopilot the autopilot will prompt A paper chart that has been digitized into a format consisting of line
for confirmation before it steers the boat towards the waypoint segments Vector charts can be easier to read than a rasterized chart but
If you have entered a route using a small scale chart zoom in to a larger may not include the level of detail found in Raster charts CMap charts
scale to check for hazards such as small shoals that may not be shown on examples of a vector chart
the smaller scale charts Raster
Note Until you are familiar with interpreting the chart display you should A paper chart that has been scanned into a high resolution image A raster
take every opportunity to compare the displayed objects with visual targets chart has the advantage of being virtually identical to the original
paper
such as buoys and coastal structures You should practise harbor and coastal chart from which it was scanned Maptech NOAABSB and PCX charts during
daylight and in clear weather conditions examples of raster charts
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Aerial imagery view as solid lines connecting waypoints If the route is being
followed
A high resolution rasterized photograph taken from aerial the current leg is shown as a dotted line and the previous legs are removed
or satellite sources You can overlay your boats position on such an image from the screen although the waypoints remain get a visual estimation
of your position with reference to based landmarks Navionics aerial photographs and Maptech Tracks
Photo Region charts are examples of this type of chart The track function is used to mark onscreen the trail that the vessel
followed as if it had left a visible wake
A5 Displaying chart object and source
While the track is switched on it is recorded in the system memory The
information interval at which track points are made and a line is drawn charts used with
RayTech include a number of displayed objects for between each point The current track remains on screen even following a
which information is available such as lights and buoys They also contain power offon until you clear the source data for structures lines open
sea areas etc You can use Note RayTech does NOT support the import or export of tracks to or from
the right mouse menu to identify an object or chart position and you can external equipment such as multifunction displays detailed
information for the selected item produces its own log track files when connected to relevant
equipment such as a device with GPS Waypoint is a position entered on a chart as a reference or as a place to
go All waypoints placed on the chart plotter are stored in a waypoint data
base list which includes additional information about each route is made up of a series of waypoints To make a route a series of
waypoints is placed on the chart or can be selected from the a route is created it becomes the current route and is displayed on
screen The current route is maintained even when the system is powered
off Only one route can be current and is displayed if it is in the fieldof
Appendix B appendix describes the basics of radar and things that can affect the Scanner
radar picture The radar scanner unit illuminates targets with microwave
energy and then
B 1 What is radar collects the reTurns from those targets The scanner includes a
sensitive
lownoise front end receiver and a variety of clutter attenuation controls to
Radio Detection And Ranging RADAR is something that is in use all maintain target us although it is normally invisible One of the
most common uses The scanner is adjusted and operated from the display screen It can be
of radar at sea is to detect the presence of objects known as targets at a switched between transmit and standby modes It also has a and if
they are moving detect their speed timed transmit mode which pauses between bursts of you are familiar with
interpreting the radar display every be taken to compare the radar screen patterns with visual targets B 2 Maximum radar range
such as other boats buoys and coastal structures You should practice Maximum radar range is essentially line of sight so is limited
by the height
harbor and coastal navigation during daylight hours and in clear weather of the scanner and the height of the target as illustrated
Rmax
a1 a2
Earth
h H
Radar
Rmax 223 h H Cliff
Rmax maximum radar range in nautical miles
h radar antenna height in metres
H target height in metres
Rmax radar horizon of antenna a1 radar horizon of target a2
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The following table shows typical maximum radar ranges for various radar Concentric range rings are included to help in the judging of
and target heights Remember that although the radar horizon is on the radar picture Their number and spacing are adjusted than the
optical horizon the radar can only detect targets if a large cally if the range scale is changed Range rings can also be turned off
enough target is above the radar horizon
Standard range scales
Standard ranges that can be selected are shown in the following table
Antenna height Target height m Maximum range Maximum range Number of range Range ring
m Nm nm rings nm interval nm
3 3 10 0125 2 00625
3 10 109 025 2 0125
5 3 89 05 4 0125
5 10 120 075 3 025
15 6 025
B 3 Range control
The radar picture can be viewed at various scales The shortest range scale 3 6 05
gives a maximum range of 18 nm measured from the default center to the 6 6 1
top of the radar picture The longest range scale gives a maximum range of
between 24 and 72 nm depending on the scanner 12 6 2
Long range scales provide the best overview of the boats relationship 24 6 4
to land masses weather fronts and large ship targets in or beyond
view 48 6 8
Short range scales provide greater detail of the radar echoes close to
72 6 12
the boat and should be used as the coastline harbors or other boats in
the area are approached
The maximum range depends on scanner type
The number of range rings shown in the table is the number to the selected in the distance In addition some echoes may be indirect reTurns to the
range Additional range rings are displayed to the edge of the radar radar scanner providing false echoes or multiple at the standard ring
interval for the current range and are visible The effects of many false echoes can be minimized and the target presen
when the center is offset tation clarified
B 4 Interpreting the radar picture Identifying false echo echoes may be large small bright or faint
depending not only Not all echoes are direct reTurns to the radar antenna Occasionally signals
on the size of the object but also on its orientation and surface Different appear at positions where there is no actual target These are called
false
objects reflect the radar signals in different ways For example vertical echoes and may be caused by side lobes ghost images indirect echoes or
objects such as cliffs reflect signals better than sloping ones such as multiple
This section briefly describes the echo patterns that can be produced by
High coastlines and mountainous coastal regions can be observed at the false echoes and the likely cause It should be noted that the radar
oper
longest radar range However the first sight of land may be a mountain ator through observation practice and experience can generally miles
inland from the coastline The actual coastline may not these conditions very quickly These effects can usually be minimized using
appear on the radar until the boat is close to the line of sight distance the radar controls
The radar indication may not be similar to your visual observation a nearby
small object may appear to be the same size as a distant large object on
the radar However with experience the approximate size of can be determined by the relative size and brightness of the echoes
Some targets such as buoys and small boats can be difficult to since they bob and toss about in the waves and do not represent a
consistent reflecting surface Consequently these echoes have a tendency
to fade and brighten and at times to disappear momentarily Buoys and
small boats often resemble each other but boats can usually be by their motion
Not all radar echoes are produced by hard navigational items Some echoes
may be received from on the surface of the water close range sea clutter or from rain or snow either around the boat or
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Side lobes
False echo True echo True echo
Main lobe Side lobe patterns are produced
by small amounts of energy from
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Side lobe Side lobe
the transmitted pulses that are
Antenna radiated outside the narrow main
beam
The effects of side lobes are most Passing Mast
ship or funnel False echo
noticeable with targets at short
ranges normally below 3nm and Multiple echoes
in particular with larger objects
Multiple echoes are not very common but can occur if there is a large
Side lobe echoes form either arcs
target with a wide vertical surface at a comparatively short range The
on the radar screen similar to
transmitted signal will be reflected back and forth between the target and
range rings or a series of echoes
your own boat resulting in multiple echoes displayed beyond the range of
forming a broken arc
Arc True echo Side echoes the true target echo but on the same bearing
echoes
There are several types of indirect echoes or ghost images These some
times have the appearance of true echoes but in general they and poorly defined
Sea clutter
True echo
Radar returns from waves around the
boat can clutter the center of the radar
picture making it difficult to detect real
targets Such sea clutter usually appears
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as multiple echoes on the display at short
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range scales and the echoes are not
repetitive or consistent in position With
Multiple echoes high winds and extreme conditions
echoes from sea clutter may cause dense
background clutter in the shape of an
Blind sectors or shadow effect D70541
almost solid such as funnels and masts near the radar antenna may
obstruct the radar beam and cause radar shadows or blind sectors If the Rain is relatively narrow there will be a reduction of the though not
necessarily a complete cutoff However for wider The radar can see echoes from rain there may be a total loss of signal
in the shadow area There snow ReTurns from storm areas and rain
may also be multiple echoes which extend beyond the obstruction Blind squalls consist of countless small echoes
sector effects can normally be minimized by careful selection of the scanner that continuously change size prior to
installation and position These reTurns sometimes
appear as large hazy areas depending on
the intensity of the rainfall or snow in the
storm area
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are operating within range of each other
mutual radar interference can occur This
usually appears as a spiral of small dots
from the display center This type of inter
ference is most noticeable at long ranges
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Appendix C Sonar
C1 Introduction C3 Bottom sonar provides a detailed underwater view that helps you to
see The bottom usually produces a strong echo enabling the sonar to see great
bottom structure and texture underwater obstructions such as wrecks and detail
fish Depth data is also provided and depth and temperature alarms can be
C2 How the sonar works D70571
A hard bottom such as sand produces a thin line
The sonar application uses a Digital Sounder Module DSM to process
sonar signals from a suitable transducer and provide a detailed transducer located on the bottom of the boat sends pulses of sound
into the water and measures the time it takes for the sound wave to
A softer bottom covered with seaweed produces a wide line as the sound
travel to the bottom and back The returning sound echoes are affected by
waves reflect from different layers of the bottom In this image the sonar is
bottom structure and any other objects in their path eg wrecks reefs and
getting a good echo from the bottom so the upper layer of the bottom is
fish
shown as dark gray
The DSM processes these echoes and sends data to the sonar a visual of the underwater view The strength of
echoes is indicated on the display by different colors You can use to determine the bottom structure the size of fish and other
objects in the water eg debris or air bubbles
1 The DSM will operate at a frequency of 50 kHz andor 200 kHz An uneven bottom which is covered with rocks or coral produces a complex
display the bottom image is irregular with long tails pointing upward A
2 Some transducers will enable the sonar to display water tempera
wreck produces a similar image
ture andor speed data
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Notice that the lower layer of the image is shown as a lighter gray indi The same target will appear differently when the transducer frequency
cating a weaker echo This could mean that the upper layer is soft some changed The lower the frequency the broader the mark
sound waves may get through this layer and be reflected by a more solid
layer below C5 Factors that can impair an image
It is also possible that the sound waves are making two complete trips Although weaker than bottom or other echoes your sonar picture may be
hitting the bottom bouncing off the boat the reflecting off the bottom impaired by echoes received from floating or submerged debris air This
can happen if the water is shallow the bottom is hard or gain or even your boats movement This is known as background noise or
is set high clutter and is controlled by the gain modes gain color gain and TVG
Raymarine recommends that you allow your system to Displaying targets control the ideal
sensitivity level based on depth and water conditions You
When a target is detected it is displayed on the sonar screen as a mark can however adjust these settings manually if you prefer
The size and shape of this mark is influenced by a combination of factors
C6 Range and shift values
Boat speed By default the sonar automatically adjusts the display depth range
The shape of a target changes along with the boat speed Slower speeds selecting the shallowest range that keeps the bottom in the lower half
return flatter more horizontal marks As your boats speed increases the the display will tend to thicken and arch slightly until at fast speeds
the mark Alternatively clicking the RANGE button lets you select the a double vertical line depth
displayed on the scrolling bottom and AScope images You can also
Target depth shift the image up or down within the current range When you select
Auto
Range the shift adjustments is reset to zero Range adjustments affect all
The closer the target to the surface the larger the mark on the screen Indi
sonar target depths can be displayed using the Target Depth ID function
The range setting is indicated in the sonar status bar The following table
Target size shows the range and shift values that are larger the target the
larger the return on the sonar display However
the size of a fish target is dependent upon the size of the fishs swim
bladder rather than its overall size Swim bladder size varies from fish frequency
Range Index Range feet Shift increment Range Shift increment Range meters Shift increment
feet fathoms fathoms meters
1 5 1 1 1 2 1
2 10 2 2 1 4 1
3 15 5 3 1 6 2
4 20 5 4 1 8 2
5 30 10 5 1 10 2
6 40 10 8 2 15 5
7 50 10 10 2 20 5
8 60 20 15 5 25 5
9 80 20 20 5 30 10
10 100 20 25 5 40 10
11 150 50 30 10 50 10
12 200 50 40 10 60 20
13 250 50 50 10 80 20
14 300 100 60 20 100 20
15 400 100 80 20 150 50
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Range Index Range feet Shift increment Range Shift increment Range meters Shift increment
feet fathoms fathoms meters
16 600 200 100 20 200 50
17 800 200 150 50 300 100
18 1000 200 200 50 400 100
19 1500 500 250 50 500 100
20 2000 500 300 100 600 200
21 2500 500 400 100 800 200
22 3000 500 500 100 1000 200
23 3500 500 600 100 1200 200
24 4000 500 700 100 1400 100 200
25 4500 500 750 50 100 1500 100
26 5000 500 850 100 1700 Guidelines
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Appendix D Installation EMC installation Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to best industry equipment but may
cause the loss of some information and may
standards for use in the recreational marine environment change the operating mode
Their design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Raymarine specified cables are used Cutting and rejoining EMC standards but
correct installation is required to ensure cables can compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless
that performance is not compromised Although every effort has been doing so is detailed in the installation manual
made to ensure that they will perform under all conditions it is important If a suppression ferrite is attached to a cable this ferrite should
not be
to understand what factors could affect the operation of the product removed If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it
must
The guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC perfor be reassembled in the same but it is recognized that it may not be
possible to meet all of these Suppression in all situations To ensure the best possible conditions for within the constraints imposed by any
location always ensure
the maximum separation possible between different items of electrical The illustration
shows cable suppression
ferrites used
with Raymarine optimum EMC performance it is recommended that wherever possible
Always use the ferrites supplied
Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are D66261
by Raymarine
At least 3 ft 1m from any equipment transmitting or cables
carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the
case of Single Side Band SSB radios the distance should be Connections to other equipment
increased to 7 ft 2m If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a
More than 7 ft 2m from the path of a radar beam A radar beam cable not supplied by Raymarine a suppression ferrite MUST always be
can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below attached to the cable near to the Raymarine unit
the radiating element
The equipment is supplied from a separate battery to that used for
engine start Voltage drops below 10 V and starter motor tran
sients can cause the equipment to reset This will not damage the
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D2 System integration SeaTalk2
SeaTalk2 protocol was developed as the Controller Area Network CAN
This section provides an overview of system integration and the protocols
based version of SeaTalk
that interface with RayTech
The following illustration shows an example of a SeaTalkhs featuring RayTech The SeaTalkhs
protocol was developed by Raymarine to enable high speed
Ethernet data transfer between Raymarine multifunction displays DSM
What is System Integration sonars and RayTech PCs This Local Area Network LAN enables all of the
System integration enables various instruments and displays to communi displays connected in a system to show data from any
cate with each other and use the collected data to increase the display in the system on all the other linked Raymarine of the system
displays This data can be displayed in full split and overlay screen modes
This data exchange is only possible if the data gathering is accurate and NMEA 0183
transfer between instruments is fast and accurate
The NMEA 0183 Data Interface Standard was developed by the National
Fast and accurate data transfer is achieved by using a combination of the Marine Electronics Association of America It is an international data
protocols to enable equipment from many different manufacturers to be connected
SeaTalk together and share SeaTalk2
The NMEA 0183 standard carries similar information to SeaTalk However
SeaTalkhs it has the important difference in that one cable will only carry information
National Marine Electronics Association NMEA0183 in one direction For this reason NMEA 0183 is generally used to connect a
data receiver and a transmitter together eg a compass sensor ting
heading to a radar display
The SeaTalk protocol was originally developed by Autohelm part of
This information is passed in sentences each of which has a and enables compatible instruments to be connected by a
sentence identifier It is therefore important when checking cable carrying power 12 volts 150 mA and data inout without a
between items that the same sentence identifiers are supported eg VTG
central processor creating a simple network
carries Course and Speed Over Ground data GLL carries latitude and instruments and functions can be added to a SeaTalk system tude DBT carries
water depth and MWV carries relative wind angle and
simply by plugging them into the network Some SeaTalk equipment can wind speed data
also communicate with other nonSeaTalk equipment via the NMEA Guidelines
193
D3 Basic NMEA and RS232 cabling principles IMPORTANT When performing the above connection make sure that you
connect the devices directly DO NOT use the boats DC grounding circuit to
This section explains some of the basic principles involved with NMEA and carry the Tx or Rx electrical connections
You may encounter a device that does not properly implement the of this information is not required to connect RayTech to your and shares
its Tx lead with the device DC power however it is provided for the advanced user circuit In this case you must still run a cable directly
between the Tx and
as a pertinent technical background Rx leads as previously stated DO NOT share the DC power ground circuit
RS232 basics
NMEA basics Most desktop and laptop computers have RS232 ports These ports use a
Most marine electronic devices that output data do so over NMEA ports wire interface in which the transmit and receive leads reference the
same
These ports are known as a balanced pair which means that the data signal ground It is important not to confuse the RS232 cables ground
signal is carried over two wires via an RS422 electrical layer in computer with the boats power ground circuit While the boats power ground may
datacom terminology The signal level is determined by calculating the be at the same level as the RS232 signal ground there is
voltage difference between the two wires hence the NMEA output signal no industry standard that requires this Since the RS232 transmit and
is called a Differential Data Signal DDS This DDS should not be confused receive data signals reference a common signal ground to maintain their
with Differential Global Positioning System DGPS which is a GPS system integrity you must connect the signal ground circuit directly between
error correction method two RS232 linked devices
DDS are designed to be by keeping the positive and negative To wire one RS232 device to close together for the entire cable run This means that
they both pick 1 Connect device As Tx lead to device Bs Rx lead
up the same levels of noise which is ultimately subtracted from the signal
2 Connect device As Rx lead to device Bs Tx the signals data integrity
3 Connect device As signal ground SGnd lead to device Bs SGnd lead
NMEA ports typically have four connections two for each lead Transmit
RS232 uses a common ground which differs in electrical and Receive Some devices may use
form NMEAs pair arrangement Because of these signal
a port meaning that they can transmit or receive only
level differences the way you interconnect an RS232 device and an NMEA
To connect one NMEA device to another device varies with the Connect device As positive Transmit Tx lead to
device Bs positive Note You may also encounter voltage differences when Receive Rx lead
older RS232NMEA hardware Take care to ensure the correct
2 Connect device As negative Transmit Tx lead to device Bs negative connections
Receive Rx lead
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To wire an RS232 device to provide input to an NMEA device Always use an RS232NMEA converter with optical isolation on the
1 Connect the RS232 device TX lead to the NMEA device RX lead signal lines
2 Connect the RS232 device SGnd lead to the NMEA device RX lead Always use PCs and other devices that are directly DC powered
To wire an RS232 device to provide and receive input from D5 Cables and cable runs
an NMEA device
When installing system cables consider the following
1 Connect the RS232 device Tx lead to the NMEA device Rx lead
2 Connect the RS232 device Rx lead to the NMEA device Tx lead All cables should be adequately secured protected from physical
3 Connect the RS232 device SGnd lead to the NMEA device Tx and Rx damage and exposure to heat Avoid running cables through bilges or
leads doorways or close to moving or hot objects
Acute bends must be are some infrequent cases where binding the NMEA device Tx and
Rx leads together may cause difficulties If you do encounter problems Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead a
you will need to use an RS232 to NMEA converter between the two watertight feedthrough should be A converter is required in rare
cases but is a good place to begin Secure cables in place using tiewraps or lacing twine Coil any if problems arise with the RS232NMEA
connection It cable and tie it out of the way
should be noted that the modern Furuno radar systems do require a Do not pull cables through a bulkhead or deckhead using a
attached to the connector This could damage the Circuit grounding issues
D6 Proper cable shielding
The most important issue in electrical connections is proper circuit For all but the shortest length cable runs data cables must be
shielded to
grounding In addition to all of the other electrical gremlins that poor prevent them from picking up electrical noise from other devices and
grounding gives rise to instrument signals are easily scrambled if they are keep them from radiating potential interference If you encounter a
data
badly grounded This results in erratic and unreliable displays Installations corruption problem a good place to begin is with the
using both AC and DC current have a separate ground circuit for each In cable shielding especially on longer cable runs Make sure the cable
such cases the checklist that follows will ensure that the ground circuits shielding hasnt been scraped off by being squeezed through a tight
area
are kept fully isolated
D7 Preventing interference and crosstalk
Always use isolating transformers or a separate to run
PC monitors and other sensitive electronic instruments or devices You should always run data cables
Always use an isolating transformer with weather FAX audio cables as isolated as Guidelines
195
as far away from high current carrying AC and DC power lines as To connect RayTech directly to an NMEA GPS
possible 1 Verify that GPS NMEA output is turned ON
as far away from antennas as possible 2 Set the GPS datum to WGS84
While it may be convenient to bundle power and data cables together this 3 Using Raymarine cable Part NoE86001 connect the leads as crosstalk
between them which results in scrambled and If you must cross a power cable when running a data cable try to Cable color GPS lead
make the crossing as close to 90o as possible never run power and data
cables parallel within the same bundle Yellow Rx NMEA output
may also be labelled Tx Tx Data out or NMEA
If you have long cable runs planned for data cables and are using NMEA
OUT
equipment use a shielded twisted pair cable to eliminate the danger and crosstalk Black SGnd
Not used
D8 Interfacing RayTech Green Tx Not used
This section explains how to connect various instruments and devices that Black SGnd NMEA output
can interface with RayTech with systems that use may also be labelled TX Data out NMEA out or
NMEA devices Ground
Raymarine SeaTalk and SeaTalkhs devices
Connecting directly to NMEA RayTech to your instruments instruments
Many instrument systems are equipped to accept incoming NMEA data
The connection between the PC that is running RayTech and your instru
from your GPS and will output additional collected NMEA data such as
ments is achieved using a serial data cable Raymarine Part No E86001
position heading speed water depth etc
One end of the serial data cable connects directly to your PCs Serial Port
the other to the various devices
If your PC does not have a serial port you will require a USBSerial adapter
For full details of suitable adapters refer to directly to an NMEA RayTech to a Global Positioning System GPS is the simplest
way to get position data
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To connect directly to an NMEA equipped instrument system For connecting to a single Raymarine multifunction display you will need to
Connect the cables as follows purchase a SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler Part NoE55060 Raymarine
recommends the use of SeaTalkhs network cables to connect the color NMEA instrument lead Coupler to the PC
or laptop and the SeaTalkhs Rx NMEA output If you want to display custom channel data from ST290
graphic displays on
may also be labelled Tx Tx Data out or NMEA RayTech eg polar targets you will need to connect RayTech to SeaTalk
OUT using a RayTech interface Part No E85001 For full
details of this connection refer to RayTech SGnd NMEA Input on page 199
may also be labelled RX Data In NMEA IN or
To connect a PC to an integrated SeaTalkhs system
Ground
1 Connect the ethernet port of the PC to the SeaTalkhs network switch
Green Tx NMEA Input using a SeaTalkhs patch cable
may also be labelled Rx Rx Data In or NMEA IN 2 Power the PC
3 Open RayTech on the PC
Black SGnd NMEA output
may also be labelled TX Data out NMEA out or RayTech will now run an internal program to automatically create an IP
Ground address and connect to the SeaTalkhs network
4 In RayTech open a new radar page
5 With the radar scanner powered check that you can change range on
the Raymarine multifunction display using RayTech
D9 Connecting Raymarine equipment
If the range changes the units are communicating using sections that follow detail how to connect RayTech to Raymarine 6 You can now set up
RayTech for use as you and SeaTalkhs equipment
To connect a PC to a single Raymarine multifunction 1 Connect the ethernet port of
the PC to the SeaTalkhs Crossover
The PC on which you are running RayTech can be connected to external Coupler using a SeaTalkhs network equipment as part of an integrated
system or as a single 2 Connect the SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler to the display using a
repeater SeaTalkhs network recommends the use of a SeaTalkhs patch cable to
connect your 3 Power the PC
PC or laptop to a SeaTalkhs switch 4 Open RayTech on the Guidelines
197
RayTech will now run an internal program to automatically create an IP
address and connect to the SeaTalkhs network In RayTech
open a new radar page
With the radar scanner powered check that you can change range on Autopilot
the multifunction display using RayTech
If the range changes the units are communicating using SeaTalkhs
External GPS
7 You can now set up RayTech for use as you require
If you need to connect the PC to an additional network you will need a Multifunction
ethernet interface on the PC DSC VHF
radio Digital Open Array radar scanner
111802
When you attempt to connect to a SeaTalkhs network if a
MENU OK
169 HILO
SCAN WATCH
IP configuration server DHCP is detected by RayTech the soft
or
ware will load but it will be unable to communicate with SeaTalkhs A
Digital Radome to this effect will be displayed For full details of configuring your AIS under these circumstances
refer to the Customer Support section
Additional
PC or laptop SeaTalkhs
running RNS DSM sonar switch Multifunction display Weather receiver
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Figure D1 RayTech as part of a multinode SeaTalkhs network
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RayTech RNS
Radar scanner
RayTech Interface
9 pin cable Part NoE85001
Part No E86001 Cable to
SeaTalk System
Multifunction display 1
RS232
RS232
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
SeaTalkhs
crossover coupler 6
NMEA
NMEA
D88001
D84111
PC running Figure D3 RayTech interface box
Figure D2 SeaTalkhs Crossover Guidelines
199
SeaTalk devices clean and can connect an instrument system using the Raymarine SeaTalk
data easily accessible for reasonably well protected from physical
devices can be connected directly to your PC or laptop using the 9
To mount the interface box
pin cable Raymarine Part No E 86001 and the SeaTalk system using the
RayTech Interface Raymarine Part No E85001 is 1 Once you have found a suitable location thoroughly clean the surface with
detailed in the following section an alcohol based Interface
2Remove the protective backing
The RayTech interface converts the SeaTalk data format from the RS232 signals and vice versa
When configuring your instrument Interface box and firmly press within RayTech the COM port to
which SeaTalk is connected to the mounting surface
must be set to Raymarine Direct SeaTalk The connections are shown in the interface box
RayTech interface box on page 198 and are listed may be attached using the two
below selftapping screws provided
9pin cable Part NoE86001 4Remove the top of the interface
1 Yellow box by gently squeezing the lid
2 Black each end and pulling it away
from
Cable to SeaTalk system D69821 the base
3 Red V
4 Screen 0 V 5 Route all the necessary cables into the interface box
5 Yellow Data 6 Connect the wires as shown in the illustration above
9pin cable Part No E86001
7 Secure the cables close to the interface box
6 Black
8 Replace the top of the box
7 the interface box
To mount your Interface box select a suitable location
that is
away from direct contact with water
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after connecting your interface box you have any problems with your PC the following check list may help cure the Cause
RayTech has not Verify that the recommended serial to
LED unlit communicated USB adapter has been used
with the interface Run the Automatic instrument detec
tion LED Not connected to Check the connections between the
unlit other SeaTalk interface box and other SeaTalk
products LED 1Not connected Check the connections between the
unlit to PC interface box and your PC
2RayTech appli Ensure your PC is functioning correctly
cation not and RayTech is running Command a
running GO TO WPT to initiate transmission
from RayTech
3RS232 port not
assigned to
instruments Ensure instrument settings within
RayTech are assigned to the correct
RS232 port
Appendix E Toolbars
This appendix gives details of the menu hierarchy used in the RayTech toolbars They are intended as a reference guide only Full details of individual
func
tions are contained within the relevant chapters of this menu
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File menu
Command Action Command Action
Open New Page Displays New Page dialog box Set up Displays set up dialog box
Install charts Starts chart search and installation Tracks Displays tracks dialog Route
Displays the Route and Waypoints ImportExport Close Pane Closes active dialog box
Manage charts Displays chart manager dialog box Close Page Closes the active page and the selection
page
Layers Displays layers dialog box Exit Exits RayTech
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Command Action Command Action
Place Waypoint at Vessel Places a new waypoint at your boats Move destination to vessel Moves the destination waypoint to your boats
current position current Waypoint at cursor Places a new waypoint at the cursors
Manage waypoints Displays Waypoint dialog box
current position
Man Overboard Places a Man Overboard marker at your Enter Waypoint Displays the Enter Waypoints transfer dialog box
boats current Man Overboard Cancels Man Overboard marker Empty Waypoint Recycle Permanently deletes all waypoints in the
waypoint
bin recycle bin
Move origin to vessel Moves the waypoint you are departing to
your boats current menu
Command Action Command route Makes the selected
route active and starts Go to Waypoint Creates a route to the selected waypoint and
sending information to your boats makes it active
instruments if XTE Resets Cross Track Error XTE to zero Create Route Enables you to create a new route
Clear route Cancels current route and removes it from Go to Cursor Creates a new waypoint at the cursor and
the screen makes it the target waypoint
Route menu
Command Action Command Action
Next leg Advances to the next leg of the active route Route details Displays the route details dialog box for the
active leg ReTurns to the previous leg of the active Manage routes Displays the Manage routes dialog box
route
Choose Route Displays the Route dialog box Reverse Active Route Reverses the active route
Edit Route Displays the Choose route to edit dialog box
Tools menu
Command Action Command Action
Find ship Centers and displays your boat on the Databoxes Displays the databox dialog box
active chart
Range In Zooms in the active chart radar sonar or Other vessel tracking Displays Other vessel tracking dialog box
3Dpage
Range Out Zooms out the active chart radar sonar or Compute Optimum route Calculates and displays the optimal route to
3D page your Mode Chose the chart orientation Select Tide
station Displays the Tide station dialog box
Vessel Offset Choose the vessel offset Cache CMap cartography Displays the Cache CMap cartography
dialog box
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Tools menu
Command Action Command Action
Radar Displays the radar dialog box GPS Status Displays the GPS status dialog box
Sonar Displays the sonar dialog box Prestart Sets starting gun countdown timer
3D Displays the 3D dialog box Data Trak Graphs live instrument data
AIS Displays the AIS set up options Applications Enables you to open Polars Engine Panel
and Navigation numbers
Set New Ruler Sets the cursor to draw a new ruler hsb2 info Displays the hsb2 information dialog box
Clear Rulers Clears all rulers from the screen Video Capture setup Displays Video capture devices dialog box
View menu
Command Action Command Displays toolbar customize dialog box
toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding bar Displays or hides the function bar 3D toolbar Displays or
hides the corresponding toolbar
Tabs Displays or hides page selection tabs Fishing toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar
Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar Yacht racing toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding and Routes Displays or hides the
corresponding toolbar Prestart toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding panel Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar Weather
toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar
Command Action Command toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar
Menu toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbar Databox toolbar Displays or
hides the corresponding toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding menu
Command Action Command page Displays Select page dialog box
Split horizontally Splits the active page page Displays the onscreen keyboard to enable RayTech Mode Changes the software into
RayTech mode for
renaming of the current page use with the RayTech keyboard refer to
RayTech Getting vertically Splits the active page vertically PC Mode Changes the software into PC mode
Help menu
Command Action Command Action
Help topics Displays index of help topics Online support Links RayTech to Raymarine Online
Technical Diagnostics Displays your systems information dialog Online purchase Enables online purchase of RayTech license
box keys
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Command Home page Links RayTech to Raymarine RayTech web About RayTech
Displays details of software version
pages
Online updates Links RayTech to downloadable software
registration Enables you to register RayTech toolbar
Action Command Action
New Page Displays the Open new page dialog box Range Out Zooms out the active chart radar sonar or
3D page
Ruler Sets the cursor to draw a new ruler Layers Displays the Layers dialog box
MOB Places a Man Overboard marker at the Charting Displays the Chart properties dialog box
boats current Vessel Centers and displays your boat on the Set Up Displays the Set up dialog box
active chart
Range In Zooms in the active chart radar sonar or Toolbars Displays the Toolbars menu
3Dpage
Routes and waypoints toolbar
Action Command Action
Goto Cursor Creates a new waypoint at the cursor and Undo waypoint Deletes the selected waypoint
makes it the target route Enables you to create a new route Edit route Displays the Choose route to edit dialog
Create waypoint Sets the cursor to place a new waypoint at a ImportExport Routes and Displays Route and waypoint transfer dialog
selected position waypoints box
Enter Waypoint Displays the onscreen toolbar
Action Command charts Turns onoff raster chart layer Topo charts
Turns onoff topographical chart Chart Turns onoff Navionics chart layer Radar Overlay Turns onoff chart overlay
with active radar
image
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Action Command Action
Photo Charts overlay Turns onoff satellite photographic image Quilting Turns onoff chart quilting
layer
North Up Enables change of motion toolbar
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a b c d e
1 2 3 4 5
Command Action Command Action
1 Sets playback start time 4 Displays date of animation to be played
2 Sets playback finish time 5 Animation controls
a Rewind
3 Sets playback speed b Play
c Fast forward
d End of track
e Pause
Alarms toolbar
Details and accesses alarms
toolbar
Action Command month Displays data for previous month Next
day Displays data for next 24 day Displays data for the previous day Next month Displays data for
next month
Select date Displays date selection dialog box Select station Displays the Tide station dialog box
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3D toolbar
Command Action Command Action
Move Forward Pans the chart forward of your boat View Forward Eye point is above and behind the boat
looking forward
Move Aft Pans the chart aft of your boat View Aft Eye point above and in front of the boat
looking behind it
Move Left Pans the chart left of your boat Find vessel Centers and displays your boat on the active
chart
Move Right Pans the chart right of your boat Range In Zooms in the active chart radar sonar or
3Dpage
View Port Eye point above and to port side of the Range Out Zooms out the active chart radar sonar or
boat looking to starboard 3D page
View Starboard Eye point above and to starboard side of Find Ship centers the chart around your vessel
boat looking to port
Yacht racing toolbar
Action Command mark Enables you to manually set racecourse Next leg
Makes next leg of racecourse the active leg
bottom mark
Top mark Enables you to manually set racecourse top Prev leg Makes previous leg of racecourse the active
mark leg
Bottom by laser Enables you to set racecourse bottom mark Set leg Sets the leg of racecourse
via laser
Top by laser Enables you to set racecourse top mark via Americas Cup course Displays Americas Cup course dialog box
laser
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Command Action
Set Port Enables you to manually set the port 01 1 minute
starting buoy position
Set Starb Enables you to manually set the starboard 04 4 minutes Sets start gun countdown timer to selected
starting buoy position by laser Enables you to set port start buoy position 05 5 minutes
via laser
Starb by laser Enables you to set port start buoy position 10 10 minutes
via laser
15 15 toolbar
Action Command Turns onoff isobars and speed layer Temperature Turns onoff
ocean temperature layer
Wind Turns onoff wind direction layer Currents Turns onoff ocean currents layer
Databox toolbar
Action Command Displays the Databox settings dialog box Insert channel Displays Databox
selection list
Float Enables you to float docked databoxes Delete channel Displays Databox list dialog box
Dock Enables you to dock floated databoxes Modify channel Displays Databox list dialog box
Delete Removes a databox Channel Up Displays the next level of channel selected in
the Databox selection list
Add Creates a new databox Channel down Displays one level down of selected channel
in the databox selection list
Default databoxes Restores default RayTech RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide
Appendix F List of m meters
AC Alternating Current
MARPA Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid
AIS Automatic System
MOB Man OverBoard
CD Compact Disk
nm nautical miles
COG Course Over Ground
NMEA National Marine Electronics Closest Point of Approach
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Direct Current
PC Personal Computer
DDS Differential Data Signal
RAM Random Access Memory
DGPS Differential Global Positioning System
ROM Read Only Memory
DSM Digital Sounder Module RX Receive
EBL Electronic Bearing Line
SHM Ships Heading Marker
FTC Fast Time Constant
sm Sonar Mark
GPS Global Positioning System
CDI Course and Deviation GRIdded Binary
SOG Speed Over Ground
GUI Graphical User Interface
SST Sea Surface kilo Hertz
TCPA Time to Closest Point of Approach
kts knots
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TVG Time Varied Gain
Tx Transmit
USB Universal Serial Bus
VMC Velocity Made good over Course
VMG Velocity Made Good
VRM Variable Range Marker
GHz Giga Hertz
XTE Cross Track Error
WAYPT Waypoint
Appendix G Glossary of Meaning Definition
Active route The route on a chart which is being used for Apparent wind angle The angle of wind as measured by your boats
instruments
When the boat is stationary Awa is equal to True wind angle Twa When the boat moves Awa
is always less than Twa
Awa is measured in degrees
Aws Apparent wind speed The speed of wind as measured by your boats instruments
When sailing upwind Aws is always greater then True wind speed Tws When sailing down
wind Aws is always less than Tws
Aws is measured in knots
COG Course over ground Your direction of movement relative to a ground Course to steer The heading you need to
maintain in order to reach your Rudder tab An adjustable section of the rudder that allows the rudder to be corrected for lee
or weather
helm as appropriate
Adjustment is measured in degrees
Twa True wind angle The angle between True wind direction Twd and the centerline of your boat
Twa is measured in degrees
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True wind direction The magnetic direction that the wind is coming from calculated to appear as though measured
from a stationary boat
Twd is measured in degrees
Vmg Velocity made good The boats speed towards or away from the Twd used to measure performance relative to
targets

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