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Raytech RNS V62Users GuideDocument Number 812603May 2010Trademarks and registered RayTech Navigator RayTalk Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are registered trademarks of Raymarine UKLimited Seahawk Smartpilot Pathfinder and Raymarine are of Raymarine Holdings LimitedWindows is a registered trademarks of Microsoft IncPentium is a registered trademark of IntelNVIDIA and GeForce are trademarks or registered trademarks of is a registered trademark of MaptechCMap and CMap NT are registered trademarks of is a registered trademark of Navionics SpA Copyright 2010 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights reservedAll other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of ownersFair Use StatementYou may print no more than three copies of this manual for your own useYou may not make any further copies or distribute or use the manual in anyother way including without limitation exploiting the manual commerciallyor giving or selling copies to third parties iContents System requirements 9 Minimum system i Optimum system requirements 9Important information 1 Compatible displays 9 Safety notices 1 Upgrading drivers and adapters 10 Intended use 1 Driver update 10 Disclaimers 1 DirectX 11 The limits of electronic navigation 2 Getting started 13 About this manual2 Introduction 13 Conventions used3 Installing RayTech 13 Product use 3 Installation from a CDROM13 System integration 3 Installation from the Internet 13 Technical accuracy 3 Starting to use RayTech 14 Copyright4 License keys 15System overview and features5 Running RayTech for the first time16 Introduction 5 Using RayTech on a new computer 18 What do I get in the box 5 Continuing To Use RayTech 18 System overview 6 Operating modes 19 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 reporting 7 19 Advanced graphical user interface 7 Setting up RayTech 19 Navionics Platinum chart card 7 Installing instruments to RayTech 20 Sailboat racing 7 RayTech Tools 21System requirements9 feature 21 Introduction 9 Installing charts 24ii RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide CMapNTPC charts from CDROM 24 Chart panning 34 Maptech cartography 25 Zooming34 Navionics cartography25 Finding your boat on the chart34 RayTech chart installer 25 Choosing a chart type 34The user interface and controls 27 Chart layers35 Introduction 27 Chart order35 The screen 27 Chart quilting36 Interface controls 27 Using Platinum cartography 39 Drop down menus28 Introduction 39 Toolbars 28 2D cartography 39 Softkeys28 3D bathymetric charts39 Right mouse menus28 New 2D chart features 40 Pathfinder panel29 Aerial photo overlay40 Displaying information 29 Pilot book41 Selection dialog box 29 2D chart enhancements 42 Action box30 Business services information 42 Data box30 Find nearest 42 Alert and information dialog box 30 Search port by name 43 Application information box30 Wrecks data 43 Changing what you see on the screen 31 Coastal roads 44 Moving around a split page 31 US inland waterways 44Using charts 33 3D bathymetric chart application 45 Introduction 33 The application 46 Use your charts safely 33 The controls 46 The chart screen 33 The operating modes 46 Opening a chart 33 Using 2D and 3D charts together49 Moving around the chart 34 Navigating with 3D Charts49 iiiWorking with waypoints 51 Monitoring the course 64 Introduction 51 Restart XTE 65 What is a waypoint 51 Next Leg and Previous Leg65 Placing a waypoint 51 Using tides and currents 67 at the cursors current position 51 Introduction 67 at the boats current position 51 Setting the region 67 at a known position 51 Tides 68 Placing a man overboard marker 53 Open nearest tides 68 Changing a waypoint symbol 53 Currents 69 Navigating to a waypoint 54 Open nearest currents69 using the WAYPT button 54 Working with radar NonHD Digital 71 using the cursor 54 Introduction 71 using the waypoints list 54 Displaying radar in a new page 71 Moving a waypoint 54 The radar picture 71 Edit waypoint details 55 Changing how the radar picture is shown 72 Organizing waypoints 55 Head up HUP72 Deleting a waypoint or waypoint folder 56 North up NUP72 Waypoint recycle bin 56 Course up CUP 72 Transferring route and waypoint data 57 Getting the best radar picture 72Working with routes 61 Gain 72 Introduction 61 FTC73 What is a route 61 Sea mode 73 Creating a route 61 Gain mode 73 Add a waypoint to a route 62 Tune73 Deleting a waypoint 63 Making targets clearer 74 Choosing a route 64 Interference rejection 74 Following route 64 Expansion 74iv RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Wakes 74 Multiple echoes87 Setting up the radar display 74 Blind sectors 87 Short range scales 74 Sea clutter87 Long range scales74 Rain or snow clutter88 Changing the displayed range75 Mutual radar interference 88 Marking a position onscreen 75 Radar window overview 89 Using radar to help avoid a collision 75 Your position 89 Range rings 75 Operation modes 89 VRMsEBLs 76 Other vessels or objects 89 Guard zones 77 Factors affecting echo strength89 Placing a guard zone78 Using waypoints with the radar 90 MARPA 78 Radar display options 90 Safety Notices 78 Orientation90 What is MARPA78 Setting the motion mode 92 Target and vector history 79 Tuning the radar display 93 Target history 80 Gain 93 MARPA targets80 Gain presets93Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 83 Manually adjusting gain settings 93 Radar setup 83 Gain 93 Select scanner 83 Color Gain94 Scanner setup83 Radar colors94 Powering onoff the various scanner operating modes 84 Rain clutter 94 Radar range and image quality 85 Sea clutter94 Range85 Super HD adjustments 94 Image quality 86 Antenna boost 94 Side lobes86 Power boost95 Indirect echoes 87 Tuning the radar display ENHANCE ECHOES 95 Interference rejection 95 v Expansion 95 Viewing target information109 Wakes 95 MARPA and AIS options 110 Radar range 96 Safety messages111 Synchronizing radar range and chart scale 96 AIS Alarms 111 Measuring distance range and bearing 96 AIS Layer Setup Menu 111 Range rings 96 Working with sonar 113 Bearing and range 97 Introduction 113 The Variable Range Marker VRM and Electronic Bearing Line The sonar screen 113 EBL 97 Displaying sonar in a new page 113 Variable Range Marker 97 Presets 114 Electronic Bearing Marker 98 Changing the screen view 114 Combined range and bearing 99 Background color 114 Tracking a target with a VRM or EBL 99 Scrolling speed114 Floating VRM and EBL 99 Target depth ID 115 Using radar to track objects 100 Improving the underwater view 115 Guard zones 100 Changing the range 116 MARPA 101 Selecting the operating frequency116 Displaying vessel identity AIS 104 Making the picture clearer 117Automatic Identification System AIS105 Gain mode 117 Introduction 105 Color gain mode 117 What is AIS 105 TVG 118 Classes of AIS data 105 Color Threshold118 What do I need to run AIS 106 Getting a clear picture of the bottom 120 AIS baud rate selection 106 Getting a live image from below the boat 122 Selecting the AIS function 107 Isolating objects near the bottom 125 How is AIS data displayed 108 Getting a closer view 125 AIS Target symbols 109 Marking an onscreen position 125vi RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Measuring an objects depth and distance 127 Prestart display 153 Sonar alarms 128 Route optimization 156 Shallow water alarm 128 Navigation numbers 159 Deep water alarm128 Engine panel 160 Fish alarm 129 Using video 163 Sonar data recording and playback 129 Introduction 163RayTech advanced features 133 The user interface 163 Introduction 133 RayTech 167 Weather information 133 Introduction 167 3rd Party GRIB Weather files 133 Technical support 177 Opening a 3rd party GRIB file in RayTech 133 Web support 177 Customizing 3rd party GRIB files134 Telephone support 177 Viewing a weather file in RayTech 134 Product information 177 Configuring the Weather Layer 134 Charts 179 Animating weather files 135 Vector 179 Measuring distances on a chart 137 Raster179 Creating and modifying databoxes 139 Aerial imagery180 Modifying a databox 139 Radar 181 Creating a databox141 Scanner 181 Modifying a channel141 Standard range scales182 Using the font selector 141 Identifying false echo returns183 Polar plotting 143 Sonar 187 Data collection 143 Boat speed 188 Entering and editing data143 Target depth 188 Graphing and reading a polar plot 147 Target size 188 Instrument calibration for accurate data 149 Transducer frequency188 DataTrak 150 Installation Guidelines 191 vii Suppression Ferrites 191 Glossary of terms 217 Connections to other equipment 191System integration 192 What is System Integration 192 NMEA basics 193 RS232 basics 193 Connecting RayTech to your instruments 195 Connecting directly to an NMEA GPS 195 Connecting directly to NMEA equipped instruments 195 SeaTalkhs 196 SeaTalk devices 199 RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface 199 Mounting the interface box 199 RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface box 200 Toolbars 201 Main menu 201 Standard toolbar 206 Routes and waypoints toolbar 207 Charting toolbar 207 Animation toolbar 208 Alarms toolbar 209 TidesCurrents toolbar 209 3D toolbar 210 Yacht racing toolbar 211 Prestart toolbar 212 Weather toolbar 212 Databox toolbar 213 List of abbreviations 215viii RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideImportant information 1Important 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 responsibility or liability for any the users responsibility 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 use2 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideThis 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 variesofficial 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 acompatible with products manufactured by any person or entity other than precision of approximately 60 feetRaymarine NMEA 20 21 supports 3 digits of latitude and longitude giving a precisionThis product utilizes digital chart data and electronic information from the of approximately 6 feetGlobal 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 cartographers Surveys on which theare advised that errors in such information may cause the product to cartography is based were in some cases made over 50 years ago Somalfunction or give incorrect readings Raymarine is not responsible for despite everyones best efforts it may be possible to have errors in the finaldamages or injuries caused by your use or inability to use the product by the of the product with products manufactured by others or by errorsin 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 orthe license agreement accompanying the product this product is provided malfunctions may remain undetected in the software While Raymarine makeAS 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 thisnot limited to the implied warranties of and fitness for a product is specifically not promised to be issue freeparticular purpose and any others which may arise from course ofperformance course of dealing or usage of trade About this manualThe 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 itdetermine 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 andtechnology has limits A wise navigator will understand these limits and how marine abilities but assumes a general level of knowledge ofthey affect the safety of their boat and crew PC use and nautical terminology and practicesThe Global Positioning System is made up of components starting with This manual gives an overview of RayTech V62 and details the mainground 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 besatellites in orbit around the earth The system ends at your boats information 3completed experiment find the way of using RayTech that best suits your In accepting these terms and conditions you agree to be bound by the termsway 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 theRayTech 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 youhome PCbased waypoint and route planning This User Guide covers both may return the program within thirty 30 days of the date of purchase byversions of RayTech Planner and RNS and therefore some parts of the User following the instructions contained within the license agreementGuide do not apply to RayTech Planner users Raymarine recommends thatRayTech Planner users focus on Chapters 1 to 9 Chapter 14 sections 1 to 3Appendix 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 thatIn 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 optionsubmenu 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 specifications without notice As a result Raymarine cannot acceptProduct use liability for any differences between the product and the manualYou may not use this product unless you agree to the terms and conditions ofthe license agreement4 RayTech RNS V62 Users copyright laws use of this manual is intended for the original licenseeNo portion of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form byany means electronic or mechanical including photocopying recording orinformation storage and retrieval systems for any purpose other than thelicensees use without the express written permission of Raymarine andprovided in the licensing agreement between you and 1 System overview and features 5Chapter 1 System overview and features11 chapter introduces RayTech and covers the following Accessories Whats in the box The following accessories are available for RayTech System overview Component Raymarine Part No12 What do I get in the box Navionics CF Chart Reader E86026When 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 E86001RayTech V61 Part NoE112111Note To upgrade the software to Raytech V62 you must visit the RayTech V62 Manual 812603 Raymarine website SeaTalkhs Switch Part No SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler E55060RayTech CDROM with license key decal 470012RayTech Users Manual CF Chart Reader E86026If any of the components are missing you should contact in the firstinstance the Raymarine dealer where you purchased your package orRaymarine Customer Support the details of which can be found in theTechnical Support section of this handbook on page 1776 RayTech RNS V62 Users 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 and 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 responsibility 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 traditionally 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 PlusProduct registration Navionics Support requires online registration at Navionics Fish n Chip US market only13 System overview CMap NT and NT Plus Maptech BSB v20v30v40 NOAA RNCRayTech operates within a standard Windows environment and enables you Maptech PCXto 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 chartsany destination you chose to plot Note Support for viewing Navionics cartography within RayTech is onlyRayTech 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 displaynetwork or a Navionics Multicard making it an ideal choice for the serious sailor or 1 System overview and features 7Comprehensive Weather Oceanographic Sailboat The sail racer features are targeted towards the professional sailboat racerRayTech offers you the capability to import and display the latest weather and includeand ocean conditions and then superimpose this information upon your DataTrakcharts in several layers For example weather information in GRIB format Polarscan 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 GUIcomplete with many customizable toolbars softkeys and floating databoxes Using an intuitive menu hierarchy you can display only those toolsthat you commonly use or customize screens to show you only with just a few mouse clicks RayTechs flexible GUI enables youto quickly and easily tailor its powerful resources to suit your needsNavionics Platinum chart with Navionics Platinum chart card provides you withenhanced 2D cartography features and introduces an easy to use 3D chartformat that provides you with a graphical view of land and sea contoursaround your boat Much of the information available on a conventional chartcan be shown in three dimensions giving you an accurate of the area aroundTo read Navionics Platinum Chart cards you will need to install a reader Part No E86026 or have RayTech connected via SeaTalkhsto a Raymarine multifunction display8 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 2 System requirements 9Chapter 2 System requirements21 Introduction IMPORTANT In addition to the minimumoptimum requirements you will also require 1 or more of the following depending on how RayTech isThis 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 adapter22 System requirements Optimum system you can begin installing RayTech you need to make sure that the PC The optimum system requirements areyou intend to use meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Pentium IV 2GHz processor or equivalentthe software Whilst RayTech will run successfully on the minimum require 2GB RAM or higherment for best performance the optimum requirements are recommended NVIDIA GeForce graphics cardThe minimum and optimum requirements are Windows XP SP3Minimum system requirements 23 Compatible displaysThe 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 color10 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 D69661 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 D69681 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 displayed 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 manufacturers 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 D69721 vant video driver updates Figure 24 Direct X Diagnostics screen 212 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 3 Getting started 13Chapter 3 Getting started31 made sure that your computer meets the operating requirements Installation from a CDROMand has the latest drivers installed See System requirements on page 9you 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 WelcomeNote RayTech Planner does not require a licence key See License keys screen appears on page 15 3 Follow the onscreen instructions32 Installing RayTech If the Install Shield Wizard does not automatically runHaving checked that your computer meets the operating requirements and 1 Select StartRun from the computer taskbar and typeupgraded 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 isNote 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 isYou are now ready to install RayTech The installation options are displayed from a CDROM 3 Follow the onscreen instructions from the Internet Installation from the InternetNote 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 form14 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide5 Click Submit The download instruction page opens6 Click Proceed to Download The Download security dialog box appears7 Click Save You are now prompted to select a location to save the file8 Select the location and click OK File download beginsNote 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 D90961 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 D90951 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 documentation 33 Starting to use RayTech Now that you have successfully installed RayTech on your computer the following steps explain how to start using the productChapter 3 Getting started 15License keysBefore using RayTech for the first time you will need to enter a license keyNote 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 D69121 Planner CD with the Navionics Multicard Reader you should choose the RayTech Planner No License optionNote 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 GuideThere 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 V6xBoth keys can be purchased from Figure 34 RNS Network Set up Wizard16 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideEntering license key segments of less than 4 charactersYou may have a license key that contains segments of less than fournumbers To enable RayTech it is necessary to enter the license key andpad the numbers as follows for exampleYour key is should be entered as RayTech for the first timeTo run RayTech for the first time1 Select StartAll RayTech Navigator from the Windows task bar RayTech will load and the RNS Startup Wizard is displayed See Figure 31on page 142 Click the button next to the type of license key you want to enter3 Click Next The onscreen keyboard appears See Figure 32on page 14 For details of license key types refer to License keys on page 15Note RayTech Planner users should skip to section 44 and refer to the Simulator section4 Enter your license key using the onscreen keyboard by moving the cursor over the required number and clicking5 Click Finish The dialog box closes and the RayTech splash screen appearsThe splash screen closes and the RayTech mode dialog box appears RayTech mode dialog box on page 15You 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 17Configure network If you do not choose SeaTalkhs make sure you have the PCon which RayTech is running connected to your boats instruments the firsttime you run RayTech in Onboard mode The instruments must also beswitched ON D107471Note 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 prerequisites for Windows 7 and Windows XP connected to your onboard instruments 5 Click Next The following screen appearsWindows 7 users must use the RayTech Network Configuration ToolBEFORE attempting to configure the RayTech network settings This toolmay also be used with Windows XP in the event that a manual IP address isrequired due to DHCP issues1 Download the RayTech Network Configuration Tool from wwwrayma rinecomraytech to a folder on your PC or laptop2 Follow the installation instructions that accompany the downloadNote 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 downloadTo configure the RayTech network settings1 Follow Steps 1 through 5 of Starting to use RayTech on page 142 Click Onboard The RNS Network Setup Wizard appears Figure 34on page 15Note 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 address18 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 keyboard8 Click OK RayTech starts to open and the network initialization 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 D90971 dialog box will appear As the initialization process is carried out RayTech will open and the Open New Page dialog box is displayed9 Highlight the icon for the page type you want to open and click OK The new page opens10 You can now continue to work in RayTechNote Raymarine recommends that you register your RayTech software on the Raymarine website This ensures that you can recover your D69121 license key in the event of loss or failure of your PCs hard drive Click the button for the mode you want RayTech to useChapter 3 Getting started 19Operating modes 4 Taylor the menu to suit your by clicking theRayTech 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 wantto Useful for planning and learning Planner only operates in Simulate mode If you want to changethe Simulators automatic settings you can tailor the menu to suit yourneeds The Simulator menu is available to edit1 Select FileSetup The Set Up Dialog Box Is Displayed2 Select Instruments3 Select Simulator is ON D109121Note 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 effectNote 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 work20 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo set up RayTech1 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 1 D6915 Tides and currents select tide and current regions2 Click on the icon of the setting you want to change Vessel settings set up how your own boat is displayed on screen3 Click OK The dialog box for that setting will be displayed4 Click the action boxes and change the settings to your preferred option Databox settings set up how databoxes and their contents5 Click OK to close the dialog box Weather set up set up how weather information is displayed6 Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for each setting you want to customizeYou can customize any of the following settings 36 Installing instruments to RayTechUnits 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 21Running RayTech for the first time on page 16 describes how toconfigure your network and instruments However you may at a later datewant to change the way in which instruments are configured to RayTechYou can choose which way you configure instruments to RayTech This can Network Configbe either Using the RayTech Tools application wizard or Using the featureRayTech ToolsThe RayTech Tools Instrument Configuration wizard can be used toconfigure your system instruments 91 D890To use the RayTech Tools wizard1 Select ToolsRayTech Instrument You can now set the network configuration and either automatically or Instrument Configuration wizard appears manually configure your system and instruments2 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 configuration time on page 16 1 Doubleclick Network configuration The following dialog box featureTo configure RayTech and instruments1 Select FileSetup The Setup dialog box is displayed2 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 2122 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo automatically configure instruments ii Doubleclick the Whats connected icon The connection dialog boxThese instructions apply to instruments connected via an RS232 or RS 422 is displayed showing what instruments are connected and haveconnection 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 1Doubleclick Automatic configura SeaTalkhs if you are using this configuration tion The auto detect progress dialog box is displayed 2Click Cancel in the Connection D89101 Settings dialog box 3When instruments have been detected an icon is displayed in the dialog box to show connectivity Network Config D89121 To manually configure instruments 1 Set the network configuration as described in To set the network configuration on page 21 2 Doubleclick Manual Configuration The available Com ports are D89111 displayed4 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 sentence dialog box is displayed D895113 Doubleclick the COM port you want to configure The instrument selection dialog box appears D89141 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 D891314 Scroll down and highlight the required instrument system Click OK 1 Set up network configuration and configure instruments as described5 The selected system is connected and an icon appears in the dialog box in To set the network configuration on page 21 and To automati to show connectivity cally configure instruments on page 22 or To manually configure instruments on page 2224 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide2 Doubleclick the Setting up Instruments icon The set up dialog box is displayed3 Doubleclick Custom Channels The custom channel dialog box is displayed D89521 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 D89151 ST290 databox in the Favorites chapter4 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 25Using the CMap NTPC chart selector you select the charts that you want Navionics cartographyto install You then purchase the relevant chart licences online and register There are two ways in which Navionics cartography can be accessed bythem They are automatically detected by RayTech on start up and are RayTechmade available to the RayTech program CMap charts are not installedusing the RayTech chart installer via your SeaTalkhs system using the Navionics multicard readerNote Raytech will only work with the E86008 CMap USB CCard reader and not later models This product is now discontinued SeaTalkhs systemCMap 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 2DThe USB CCard Reader must be installed on your PC before you start or 3D chart page Navionics cartography can then be used with RayTechRayTech software Failure to do so will prevent RayTech from being able to acting as a repeater displayaccess CMap charts on Ccards or waypoints or routes that are stored onthe User card Navionics multicard readerCharts 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 beforethe card is actually inserted in the card reader CMap charts cannot be you start RayTech software Failure to do so will prevent RayTech fromdownloaded 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 cardMaptech cartography With a Navionics chart card reader installed on the PC that is being used toMaptech BSB V40 cartography operate RayTech and a Navionics chart card installed you can access NaviYou should install and register Maptech BSB V40 cartography in accor onics chartsdance with the installation instructions contained on their software Failure Charts inserted in the Navionics USB multicard reader are read in real timeto 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 viewingEarlier Maptech BSB cartography of Maptech BSB cartography prior to V40 do not need to be regis RayTech chart installertered 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 installer26 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide1 Insert the relevant chart CD into the CDROM drive The New Charts dialog box is displayed D691712 Click OK The chart installer selection dialog box is displayed All of the charts detected are highlighted by default D691813 Click Install The progress of the installation of each chart will be shown4 The chart installer updates the chart list5 Click OK The chart installer selection dialog box closesChapter 4 The user interface and controls 27Chapter 4 The user interface and controls41 chapter introduces the RayTech User Interface and its features and Application display area of the screen in which an application iscovers displayed The User Interface Page selection tabs Click a tab to display the required page from The Interface controls those that are openThis 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 toclick to see what will happen exit RayTech Softkeys used to select function identified by the onscreen label42 The screen The default screen and controls can be customized to your personal preferYou may discover features of RayTech that you didnt know existed Exper ences RayTech will retain these preferences and show them each time youimenting 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 WithRayTech the exception of radar and sonar pages each page and pane can be inde pendently configured to suit your working practicesTo help you get started left mouse clicks are used to select or Right mouse clicks display dropdown menus Holding down the 43 Interface controlsleft mouse button and dragging the mouse diagonally will bound a chartarea 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 keyboardWhen 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 Softkeys28 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Right mouse menus Softkeys Pathfinder panelin any combination that you find easiest to useDrop 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 D69201 Clicking the right mouse buttonTo access functions from the dropdown menus move the cursor arrow will display a menu of functions forover the required menu highlight the function you want to use and click If a particular object such as a markyou see downwards pointing arrows at the bottom of a dropdown menu waypoint or chart object Virtuallythis indicates that there are other less frequently used features available any object on the RayTech screenToolbars will present a specific menu of functions when you place the cursor over it and click the right D69231 mouse button This is a very fast way to find the function that youToolbars provide specific shortcuts to a function To access a function using want even if you dont knowa 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 areTo display a toolbar appropriate for the object at which you are pointing1 Select View The toolbar dropdown menu is displayed2 Click the toolbar you want to display It is checked and the toolbar appears a the top of the screen below the dropdown menu barChapter 4 The user interface and controls 29Pathfinder panel 44 Displaying informationThe 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 D69251 1 D6915 To make a selection from the box either click the icon you wish to access then click OK or doubleclick the icon30 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideAction box Alert and information dialog box D69241 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 hascycle through settings or cause a dropdown menu or onscreen keyboard happened within the applito be displayed allowing you to change the parameter as required cation that needs your D69281 approval or tells you thatData box you need to select an 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 required D69271 D69261 Application information boxes contain information about various functions such as route detailsChapter 4 The user interface and controls 3145 Changing what you see on the screen 3 Click OK A new blank page will open with the application icons displayedYou 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 appliset page options for displaying up to three applications on a page each in cation will open in a full page formata 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 Verticallyeach 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 2 3 D69291 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 ACTIVETo open a preset page button on the Pathfinder panel The blue border will move to the next1 Select FileOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box is pane and the softkeys will change to the top level for that application To displayed change the active pane just click the ACTIVE button until the application2 Click on the preset page layout required you want to work in is highlighted3 Click OK The new page will open in the selected layoutTo open new custom page1 Select FileOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box is displayed2 Click Custom32 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Title bar Dropdown menus Toolbars Pathfinder panel Databoxes Application display area Page selection tabs PC taskbar D87491 Power soft key Soft keys RayTech default screenChapter 5 Using charts 33Chapter 5 Using charts51 utilizes chart layering technology which permits you to simulta When connected to a heading data source you can also overlay the radarneously view different types of charts and maps including navigational image on to the chartcharts live radar aerial photographs and weather data 53 Opening a chartFor full information on installing charts refer to Chapter 2 Getting StartedUse your charts safely To open a chart for the first time 1 Click FileOpen New Page The open new page dialog box isCAUTION RayTech should not be used as a substitute for good practice nor for official government chartsUntil you are familiar with interpreting the chart display you should takeevery opportunity to compare displayed objects with visual targets such asbuoys and coastal structures You should practice harbor and coastal navigation during daylight and in clear weather conditions RayTech simulatormode will also help you gain experience52 The chart screenThe chart is a digitized image of the paper chart for the selected area seeRayTech default screen on page 32 The chart shows objects such aslandmasses navigational objects and depth contoursThe amount of detail shown varies for different chart types and areascovered The scale at which the chart is shown also affects the amount ofdetail shown Cartographic information is also available for objects marked 11 D875on the chart Source details for such objects as structures lines and opensea areas are also available Using the advanced functions described in 2 Highlight the page type that you want to open Navionics CMap orChapter 7 Using RayTechs Advanced features information on the rasterweather tides and currents can be overlaid on the charts 3 Click OK34 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide54 Moving around the chart Finding your boat on the chartYou can move around the chart using Now that you have opened a chart you will need to know where you areChart panning Your boat is displayed using a boat shaped iconRayTech includes chart panning Whenever you move the cursor near theedge of a chart page and click the chart will move in that direction Youcan also use the arrow keys on the keyboard to pan the chart To find your current position on the chartClick 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 keycenter on the location of the cursor The page or pane will automatically pan and the boats position will be centered on the screenZooming The page or pane will remain centered until you click the screen The chartThe are a number of ways to change the range or zoom in and out of a will then recenter on the cursors locationchart to see more or less of a given areaRange In will show a smaller area of a chart Range Out will show a 55 Choosing a chart typelarger area of a chart You can use You choose the type of chart you want to display using the chartingMenu Item Select Tools Range In or Range Out toolbar There are four primary buttons on the toolbar for controlling the type ofKeyboard Press tab to zoom in or Shift tab to zoom out chart being displayed These arePathfinder panel Click the upper portion of the RANGE key to zoom Raster charts out or the lower portion to zoom in Vector Navionics or CMapLeft 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 quiltingRight 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 onChapter 5 Using charts 35To select the chart type to be displayed iTo make the layer more opaque place the cursor over the right of the transClick the button for the type of chart you want to be displayed The button parency slider and click The value increaseswill highlight to indicate that chart type has been selected ii To make the layer more transparent place the cursor over the left ofIf there is no chart type enabled or charts are unavailable at the level of the transparency slider and rightclick The value decreaseszoom that has been selected only an aquamarine colored background willbe visible You can either select a chart type from the toolbar or adjust thezoom level using the range buttons until the chart is visibleChart layersIf you have multiple chart buttons enabled at the same time then yourchart is layered This means that one type of cartography is superimposedon top of one or more other types of cartographyAll charting layers except Navionics and CMap have a which allows you to increase or decrease a layers transparency D87531Each page or pane will default to its full transparency level when it is firstopened 40 level 20 level Chart order In order for chart layering to work consistently charts have been layered in a predetermined 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 chartsTo adjust layer transparency Raster or Navionics aerial photography charts1 Click the down arrow at the right of the chart type The transparency slider is Radar overlay displayed Orbimage Satellite Sea Temperature2 Move the cursor over the transparency slider Orbimage Satellite Plankton GRIB weather data36 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideNotes 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 toolbarThe order of layers cannot be changed If you are having trouble viewing achart layer try switching off all of the other layers on the charting toolbaruntil the background appears aquamarine Then click the button of thechart type you want to view and the cartography will appearChart quiltingWhen you are working with raster format navigation charts the Quiltingbutton allows you the option of using a single chart image or quilting enabled the system default for any opened chart windowRayTech stitches together all of your raster cartography connecting theedges of the different charts together This means that no manual intervention is required to switch charts You simply pan to the area you wish tosee Chart detail will be affected as you range in or out to view larger orsmaller scalesWhen you are using the quilting function the best available chart for thearea you are in will always be displayed This information is based on yourboats position the focal point of the cursor and the range scale selectedAs you pan or zoom around the chart cartography will be quilting turned off the chart at the focus of the display will be shownalone The scanned edges of the chart containing the latitude and longiChapter 5 Using charts 37 Boat icon Cursor Status bar Cartographic information available Navigational object Depth contour Page tab Default chart screen38 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 6 Using Platinum cartography 39Chapter 6 Using Platinum cartography61 Navionics Platinum Chart card used in conjunction with RayTech Aerial photo overlay enabling you to overlay the onscreen chart withenables you to access enhanced 2D cartography and 3D bathymetric an aerial image of coastal waters and land making it easier to identifycharts objects and cartographic featuresThese features will give you an accurate easy to view image of the area 3D bathymetric chartsaround your boat giving you confidence in knowing where you are andwhat 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 yourOperation of these charts and their features is similar to the way in which boat Much of the information available on a conventional chart can beexisting chart cards are used shown in three dimensions giving you an accurate easytoview image of2D cartography the area around your boat that can help you planThe Platinum chart card enhances many of the chart features found on Fishing spotsother Navionics chart cards and introduces new ones making additional What fishing pattern to usefeatures available Safe routes If you are in a new area or visibility is poor 3D cartography can help to giveEnhanced 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 viewNew 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 photographs40 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide62 New 2D chart features You can adjust the level of visibility between the chart and the aerial photographThe 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 informationAll of these chart features are accessed using the normal controls and soft Panoramic photoskeys 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 notAerial photo overlay visited this area beforeThe aerial photo overlay will enables you to overlay the onscreen chartwith an aerial image of coastal waters and land making it easier to and cartographic features Depending on the area that your chartcovers the aerial overlay is either full color or black and white The level offeatures and objects shown also varies dependent on the area covered D79231The aerial photograph covers navigable waters and up to 3 miles inlandfrom the coast D87551Chapter 6 Using Platinum cartography 41 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 isTo view a panoramic photo displayed1 Right click on the camera icon and select Navionics Object Properties The information dialog box appears2 Click Show PhotoThe photo is shown in the dialog boxPilot bookThe 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 information42 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide63 2D chart enhancements Waypoint Port or Port ServicesThe enhancements to 2D charts include the following Tides and currents station Additional business services information Wrecks and obstructions 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 chartBusiness services information 1 Rightclick anywhere on a Navionics chart page The rightmouseThe updated business services information enables you to view informa menu is displayedtion such as name address telephone number of selected businesses and 2 Select Navionics Object properties The Information dialog box isinformation 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 Hairdressers BankD87561 Doctors D87571To display business services 4 Highlight the category you want to viewSelect the appropriate symbol on the chart and right click The information 5 Click OK The information is displayed in the information dialog boxwill be displayed in a dialog boxFind nearestThe Find Nearest feature provides information to enable you to find 6 Using Platinum cartography 43Search port by name Wrecks dataThe 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 paperHowever it will not enable you to search for a specific restaurant or chan chartdlery name within a portTo search by nameIn an area that is covered by a Navionics chart1 Rightclick in the required area The rightmouse menu is displayed2 Select Navionics Object properties The Information dialog box is displayed3 Click Search by Name The onscreen keyboard is displayed4 Enter the name of the port you want to locate5 Click OK The onscreen keyboard closes and the results are displayed in the information dialog box D87581 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 displayed44 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideCoastal roadsWhen you display a chart with an aerial photo overlay major coastal interstate state highways and other major roads are shown Highway Minor road Interstate highway Motorway State highway Major road D87591The ability to view roads depends upon the level of transparency that hasbeen selected for the aerial overlay As the overlay visibility is decreasedthe roads will fade from viewUS inland waterwaysChart coverage of major US inland waterways such as the Great Lakes andLake Okeechobee are now included in Platinum 6 Using Platinum cartography 4564 3D bathymetric chart application Status bar North arrow Navigational object Land mass Boat symbol Underwater contours D87601 3D cartography screen46 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideThe application The controlsTo 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 approthat RayTech is receiving accurate heading and position data priate soft keys and the mouseThe 3D application see 3D cartography screen on page 45 is opened The operating modeson a new page of RayTech which can be full screen or part of a page setWhichever 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 modesshow a status bar and a display area Active motion mode Planning modeStatus barThe status bar appears across the top of the 3D chart and contains the Active motion modefollowing 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 viewDisplay area In active motion mode there are four view options that you can chooseThe 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 Presentation 2 Click 3D View Options 3 Click View to until the required view is 6 Using Platinum cartography 47 PortForward 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 D87631 D87611 PRT AFT FWD StarboardAft 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 it D87641 STB D87621 AFT AFT48 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChanging your viewpoint Making the view clearer There are two ways in which you can make your chart view clearer DeclutterYou can change your view of the chart using the following softkeys Exaggeration 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 centerofview 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 viewChart offset Planning mode Planning mode enables you to view an area of the chart different to theThe 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 areaoffset 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 selectview towards the edge of the window This has the effect of making more Move Boat here Active motion mode is automatically suspendedof 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 modeChapter 6 Using Platinum cartography 49information in the status bar is now shown in brackets to indicate planningmode has ben the FIND SHIP soft key reTurns the application to active motionmode in the default view showing the chart in the forward looking viewat your current positionUsing 2D and 3D charts togetherIf the area in which you are navigating is unfamiliar to you or visibility ispoor working with 2D and 3D chart applications on the screen side by sidecan give you extra confidence and help you to find out what is around youWith your RayTech page set up to view the two applications together acomprehensive view of the surrounding area is showAs with all multiple page sets the active window is indicated by a redborder To make any changes in an application it must be the with 3D ChartsTo navigate to a new waypoint or use a new route you should first createthe waypoint or route on your 2D chartOnce navigation is activated in the normal way the 3D chart displays The active waypoint using the same symbol as the 2D chartHowever it should be remembered that a route can only be edited using a2D chart Any changes that you make on the 2D chart are on the 3D chart50 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide D87541 Navionics Platinum 7 Working with waypoints 51Chapter 7 Working with waypoints71 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 positionsystem emailed archived to a memory card or transferred to otherSeaTalk SeaTalkhs or NMEA compatible instrument at the boats current position72 What is a waypoint To place a waypoint at the boats current position 1 Select WaypointPlace Waypoint at VesselA 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 bya 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 position73 Placing a waypoint using the Enter Waypoint EW buttonA 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 theAll waypoints can be used in creating routes When waypoints are placed Waypoints and Routes toolbarthey are given a default symbol you can change this default if required refer to Changing a waypoint symbol on page 53Note 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 displayedat the cursors current position 2 Enter the name of the new waypointTo place a waypoint at the cursors current position 3 Click OK The onscreen keyboard closes and the waypoint properties1 Select WaypointPlace Waypoint at Cursor dialog box appears52 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 52Manage waypoint functionTo place a waypoint at a known position using the ManageWaypoint function1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The folders dialog box will appear 12 Select the waypoint folder in which you want to locate the new D6937 waypoint Click OK3 Select New Waypoint Click OK The onscreen keyboard appears 5 Click Latitude The onscreen numeric pad appears D69321 D693414 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 5374 Placing a man overboard marker 75 Changing a waypoint symbolIn 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 tomark the position If a MOB marker is placed RayTech suspends all functions calculates the most direct route back to the markerand automatically makes that the active routeTo place a MOB markerAny of the following actions will place a MOB marker Select WaypointMan Overboard Click the MOB icon in the standard toolbar Click WAYPT on the Pathfinder panel Click Man Overboard softkey D87651To cancel a MOB marker To change a waypoint symbol1 Select Waypoints 1 Select Waypoints The folders selection2 Doubleclick the MOB folder icon The MOB folder is displayed dialog box is displayed3 Rightclick the MOB icon The rightmouse menu is displayed 2 Highlight the folder that contains the waypoint that you want to4 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 change54 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide76 Navigating to a waypoint using the waypoints list 1 Click Go To Waypoint The route dialog box appearsYou 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 appearsusing the WAYPT button1 Click WAYPT on the Pathfinder panel2 Click More softkey on the function bar3 Click Go to Waypoint Waypoint dialog box appears D694014 Click required folder5 Click OK6 Click required waypoint7 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 D69281 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 move8 Click OK to the new locationusing the cursor To move a waypoint that you are heading toward to your1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to go to boats current position2 Rightclick the right mouse menu is displayed Select Waypoint Move Destination to Vessel The waypoint that3 Click Go To name of waypoint you are approaching is moved to your boats current 7 Working with waypoints 55To move a waypoint you are heading away from to your 5 Click OK when you have finished editing the waypoint details Theboats current position dialog box closesSelect WaypointMove Origin to Vessel The waypoint you are Note CSeries software greater than v318 and Eseries software greaterheading 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 number78 Edit waypoint details 79 Organizing waypointsYou can change how where and when any waypoint is displayed byediting 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 WaypointManage 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 1 D6937 To add a waypoint to a folder 1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The Folders dialog box isTo edit a waypoints details displayed1 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 new2 Right click to display the rightmouse menu folder The waypoints in that folder are displayed3 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 displayed4 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 folder56 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide7 Click OK The waypoint dialog box closes To delete a waypoint folder8 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 deleteTo rename a folder 3 Right click the waypoint folder you want to delete A dropdown menu1 Select Waypoints The Folders dialog box is is displayed displayed 4 Highlight Delete2 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 closes3 Highlight Rename and click The onscreen keyboard is displayed4 Type in the new name of the folder Click OK The folder is renamed 711 Waypoint recycle bin710 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 imporTo delete a waypoint onscreen tant to remember that each time you close RayTech the recycle bin is1 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to delete emptied permanently deleting all the waypoints it contains2 Right click The right mouse menu will be displayed3 Select Delete Waypoint and click To retrieve waypoints from the recycle bin4 The waypoint is removed from the chart 1 Select Waypoints The Folders dialog box is displayedTo delete a waypoint using the waypoint list 2 Highlight Waypoint Recycle Bin1 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 retrieve2 Highlight the folder you want to delete the waypoint from The waypoint dialog properties box is displayed3 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 placed4 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 and5 Highlight Delete placed in the selected folder6 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 closesChapter 7 Working with waypoints 57To manually empty the recycle bin Raymarine multifunction display file format1 Select WaypointsEmpty 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 data2 Click OK The recycle bin will be emptiedNote It is important to remember that each time RayTech is closed the D87691recycle bin is emptied automatically permanently deleting all the waypoints itcontains 1 Click the ImportExport Routes and Waypoints icon or select the option712 Transferring route and waypoint data from the File menu The importexport dialog box appearsRoute and waypoint data can be transferred both to and from RayTechThere are several methods that you can use to transfer route and waypointdata The method that you use will depend on the links that are availablethese can be Network enables the transfer of data using any of the following protocols SeaTalkhs NMEANote 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 manufacturers handbook 1 D8766 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 file58 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 exported 1 D87674 Click the button for the required method of data transfer5 Click Next The method selection dialog box appears 1 D8770 Routes can be moved between the two lists by using the Add or Remove buttons or by doubleclicking 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 doubleclicking the waypoint folder 1 D8768Chapter 7 Working with waypoints 59 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 displayed D87711 1 D88238 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 D882460 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 8 Working with routes 61Chapter 8 Working with routes81 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 automatically Monitoring a course 83 Creating a routeThe definition of terms used in working with charts and routes will befound 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 position82 What is a route along the path of a routeA 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 shouldof waypoints that you place on a displayed chart Each waypoint represents be named and the number of waypoints used should be in accora 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 routeyou need or want 1 Click Route The route softkeys are displayedThe imaginary line between two waypoints is known as a leg The leg of a 2 Click Create Route The Quick route dialog box is displayedroute that your boat is currently traveling is called the active leg An activeleg consists of an origin waypoint the waypoint that you have justdeparted and a destination waypoint the waypoint you are movingtowards In RayTech the active leg of a route is represented by a dashedline and the destination waypoint a route can be achieved with just a few mouse clicks and you caneasily edit the route after placing it on screen Routes can be as simple or D69861as complex as you need and customized for easy recognition and navigation RayTech stores all of your favorite or most commonly used routes and62 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide3 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 route4 Type in a name up to 16 characters including spaces for your route using the Routes menu5 Click OK The dialog box closes using the right mouse menu6 Move the cursor over the area where you want the route to begin7 Click the mouse To add a waypoint using the route menu8 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 displayed9 Draw the route you want to take Click at each point you want to place a waypoint 1 D6935 2 Highlight the route you want to edit Click OK The Editing Route D88251 dialog box for the selected route is displayed10 When you have placed all the waypoints in the route right click11 The rightmouse menu is displayed12 Click Finish Route The route is 8 Working with routes 63 D88261 3 Scroll down and highlight Split Previous Leg A new waypoint will be placed in the center of the previous leg of the D69361 route 4 Place the cursor over the new waypoint3 In the Route column highlight where you want to add a waypoint 5 Click and hold the left mouse button4 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 mouse5 Doubleclick the highlighted waypoint or mark It will be added to the route below the highlighted waypoint Deleting a waypointTo add a waypoint to a route using the rightmouse menu To delete a waypoint from a route using the right mouseWith the route displayed menu1 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 displayed2 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 updated64 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo delete a Waypoint using the waypoint list To follow a route from here1 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 OFF2 Highlight the folder you want to delete the waypoint from 2 Place the cursor over the waypoint you want to which you want to3 Right click The All Waypoints in folder dialog box is displayed travel4 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 brackets5 Highlight Delete 5 Toggle Follow Route to On The route will be followed from the6 Click OK The waypoint is deleted and the dialog box closes selected a route 84 Monitoring the courseWith a chart page open With RayTech receiving accurate heading and position information youTo choose a route can use the Course Deviation Indicator CDI see CDI monitor on1 Click RouteChoose Route The Choose Route dialog box is displayed page 66 to monitor your course and accurately steer to a target waypoint2 Doubleclick the route you want displayed The selected route is The CDI gives a graphical representation 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 speedWith a chart page open and a route displayed Your target waypoint is located on the centerline of the display over theTo follow a route screen horizon As the distance to the target waypoint decreases the1 Click Route The next level of softkeys is displayed waypoint symbol will appear on the horizon and start to move down the2 Toggle Follow Route to On The autopilot will alarm screen The waypoint symbol will blink on and off and its name is3 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 knotChapter 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 nmThe XTE also gives instructions as to which way you should steer to correctthe error These instructions are shown as arrows either side of the XTEpointing towards the centerline The greater the XTE the more arrows areshown You should correct your course by steering in the direction indicated by the arrowsThe CDI can be displayed on its own page or as part of a custom page withother applications MARPA targets can also be displayed on a CDI pageRestart XTECDIs Restart XTE function gives you the option if selected to recenter theboat within the CDI window zeroing all the XTE dataNext Leg and Previous LegNext Leg and Previous Leg are functions available to allow you to select thewaypoint within a route you are aiming at while completing a GOTO Byselecting the Next Leg you select the next waypoint in the route youhave selected By selecting Previous Leg you revert to a in the selected route66 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide D69881CDI monitorChapter 9 Using tides and currents 67Chapter 9 Using tides and Tides and currents To set the tide regionWhilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the 1 Select FileNew PageTides A new page will open showing thedata 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 region91 and current data is available for many areas on the chart applicationof RayTechThe predictions displayed for Tides and Currents are sufficiently accurateunder moderate weather conditions for the coastal areas served by thereference station to be used for navigation planning However certainweather fronts and storms can alter tidal patterns and influence predictedtimes and heightsIn addition and in common with all similar products tidal data is and may in some regions be subject to error If exact tidalheights or times are critical to a particular passage Raymarine recommends that details are checked against a Tidal Almanac published by theappropriate marine authorityNote 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 theTo make sure that the correct tide and current information is displayed you correct regionmust set the region in which you are operating68 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide92 TidesTide height data see page 62 is a prediction for maximum and minimumtide heights over a 24 hour period for a selected station in a for sunrise and sunset is also providedAs long as you have a valid global positioning system GPS time datesignal being received by RayTech the graph will automatically default toshowing todays tides If there is no signal then the graph will default to anearlier date D87731Some regions have nonsinusoidal tide patterns with distorted or multiplehigh and low water peaks and troughs In such regions it is better to referto the graph to determine high and low water times and heights rather 4 Use the cursor to select the required station name and highlight itthan using the textual description above the graph 5 Click OK The station name dialog box closes and tidal information forOpen nearest tides the selected station is displayed 6 Click Select Date The onscreen calendar is displayedThe open nearest tides feature enables you to access tidal information fromthe tide station nearest to a selected positionTo use Open Nearest Tides1 Right click in an area of the chart The rightmouse menu is displayed2 Click Open Nearest Tides The tidal information for the tide station nearest your selected position will be displayed in a new pageTo display tidal height information for stations other thanthe nearest1 Open a new page to display Tides 7 Use the cursor and forward and back arrows to select the correct2 Select ViewTides and Currents Toolbar month3 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 updatedChapter 9 Using tides and currents 6993 flow data is a prediction for maximum and minimum current flowover a 24 hour period for a selected station Data for sunrise sunset andmoon phase is also providedWhen using current information the default is always the last As long as there is a valid GPS timedate signal being received byRayTech the graph will automatically default to show todays currents Ifthere is no valid signal the graph will default to an earlier date D87731Open nearest currentsThe open nearest tides feature enables you to access tidal information fromthe 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 informaTo use Open Nearest Currents tion for the selected station is displayed1 Right click in an area of the chart The rightmouse menu is displayed 6 Click Select Date The onscreen calendar is displayed2 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 thanthe nearest1 Open a new page to display Currents2 Select ViewTides and Currents Toolbar D877413 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 updated70 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Currents Tides D87721Tides and Currents screensChapter 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 71Chapter 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital101 Introduction 102 Displaying radar in a new pageNote 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 theData from your SeaTalkhs Raymarine multifunction display and connected display in standby moderadar scanner can be transferred and displayed repeated within RayTech 3 From the soft key bar click the PWR buttonThe 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 theimage on a chart SeaTalkhs network and displayed on the screenThis chapter explains how to use the radar application of RayTech to findout 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 representation 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 SHMFor technical information on radar refer to Appendix B Radar Onscreen targets may be large small bright or faint dependent upon theFull functionality of the radar application requires heading and position size of the object its orientation and surface Be aware that the size of adata A fast heading sensor is also needed for operating the Mini Auto target onscreen is dependent on many factors and may not necessarily bematic Radar Plotting Aid MARPA functions and radarchart overlay proportional to its physical size Nearby objects may appear to be the sameUntil you are familiar with interpreting the radar display you should take size as distant larger objects With experience the approximate size ofevery opportunity to compare the radars display patterns with visual different objects can be determined by the relative size and brightness oftargets such as other boats buoys and coastal structures You should prac the echoestice harbor and coastal navigation during daylight and in clear RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide104 Changing how the radar picture is shown 105 Getting the best radar pictureThe radar picture can be shown in one of three modes You can get a clearer radar picture by minimizing the effects of false or multiple echoes and clarifying target presentation by using the softkeysHead up HUP controls accessed using the radar softkeysHead up is the default mode The radar picture is shown with the boats The softkeys arecurrent heading upwards As the heading changes the picture will rotate GainNorth up NUP TargetsIn this mode the radar picture is stabilized and shown with North at the VRMEBLtop of the picture As your boat changes its heading the SHM will move mode requires heading data input Target TrackingCourse up CUP GainIn 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 GAINcourse upwards As your boats heading changes the SHM moves accord soft key and its associated controls to make the overall picture clearer TheinglyThis mode requires heading data input AUTO settings usually give the best results although you can adjust theseIf 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 toThe reference used for Courseup depends upon the information available standby or if you exit RayTechfrom 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 functionsTo change the way in which the picture is shown 1 Click on the soft key for the required function1 Click Presentation on the soft key bar 2 Click on the soft key for control options2 Click Radar Heading until the desired mode has been selected 3 Adjust the settings as 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 734 When you have finished click the BACK button The sea clutter control can be set to AutoHarbor default AutoOffshore or manual mode In AutoOffshore mode the radar optimizes its settingsFTC to account for the effects of sea clutter In harbors and close proximity toYou can use the Fast Time Constant FTC function to remove areas of land different auto settings may be necessary to account for land clutterclutter at a distance from your boat It should be used in conjunction with To avoid losing small targets set the sea clutter control to AutoHarborthe RAIN function to obtain the best results mode If you set the sea control to manual mode be sure you adjust theWhen the FTC function is turned up only the leading edge of large rain settings to ensure that all close small targets are visibleclutter echoes is shown while the effect on smaller boat echoes is slight Gain modeThis means that you can also use the function on shorter ranges to distinguish between two very close echoes on the same bearing which may The gain control adjusts the level of the display of signals received from theotherwise 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 modeWith the FTC function set high the receiver is made less sensitive andthere 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 proxlarge targets You should therefore set the control to low or Off when its imity to land different auto settings may be necessary to compensate foruse is not required the effects of land clutter In manual mode you must adjust the settings to ensure that all close smallRain mode targets are visible and you should check it every time you change theYour 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 slightareas and rain squalls consist of countless small echoes that continuously speckle in the background of the radar picture On shorter ranges you maychange size intensity and position want to reduce the gain slightly to reduce the speckle and improve targetYou 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 weakreTurns around your boat targets The gain mode and its associated settings are retained each time you turn the radar offSea modeThe sea clutter control reduces the gain level in the area near your boat Tuneextending 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 scannerreduces sea echoes to intermittent small dots while small targets remain to yield maximum target reTurns on the displayvisible 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 you74 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guidehave turned the radar on to allow the magnetron to warm up The sion is available Target expansion overrides the normal pulse lengthoptimum setting varies slightly for different display ranges depending on thereby increasing the size of the target seen on the screen however thisthe pulse width used is at the expense of range resolutionNote It is recommended that you leave the tune function in AUTO mode to Wakesensure that the radar receiver is always tuned to receive the maximum signal The wakes function enables you to see the direction and speed with which106 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 D69482 Target Tracking function controls tion from previous scans at a reduced video levelThe 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 typeTo use the targets controls Short range scales1 Click on the soft key for the required function2 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 other3 Adjust the settings as necessary boats in the area4 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 viewby radar equipped boats operating within range of each target expansion function makes targets easier to see by expandingthem The radar scanner type determines the range at which target expanChapter 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 75Changing 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 D87751 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 waypoint108 Marking a position onscreen 109 Using radar to help avoid a collisionYou can mark a position on the radar screen using a waypoint also knownas 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 ringstion depending upon your selection Waypoints are stored with their longitude and symbol and this information is retained when the Guard zonesradar is turned off MARPAWaypoints 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 rangeTo place a waypoint using the main menu Range rings can be used as a basic method of obtaining distance informa1 Select Waypoints The dropdown menu is displayed tion from the radar picture2 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 on76 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideVRMsEBLsA variable range marker VRM and its associated electronic bearing line EBLEBL is used to determine the range and bearing respectively of by the radarA standard VRM is displayed as a circle with its center on your boats position and its EBL is displayed as a line from the origin to the edge of theradar screen Both are shown as dotted lines If you range in or out oroffset the center of the display the original setting of the VRMEBL RayTech allows two VRMsEBLs to be displayed at the sametimeWhen a VRMEBL pair is active their bearing and range can be displayed in VRMan associated databox This is displayed by clicking the VRMEBL Box softkey to ONUsing VRMEBLs D87761 To measure the range andor bearing of a target or point from your boats position you need to D69901 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 willThe first VRMEBL will be placed at a location 13 of the current range and be displayed0300 relative to your boats head If this setting is adjusted the display willretain 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 7 Use the cursor to place the EBL over the required targetChapter 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 778 Click to return the EBL to a dotted line and retain the adjustment Guard zonesNote 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 aroundmake the VRMEBL easier to see your boat Any target entering this zoned area will cause a guard alarm to 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 addition a guard zone is inactive for 10 seconds after it is placed or re sized to avoid inappropriate alarms during positioning D69921The distance and bearing of the target is now shown in the VRMEBL Guard zone 1 sector zonedatabox You will be able to tell in which direction the target is traveling by shortdashed linewatching how it moves in relation to the EBL If it continues to traveldirectly along the EBL it indicates that it is on a possible collision coursewith your boat take the appropriate action Guard zone 2 circular zone longdashed lineTo place the second VRMEBL pair1 Click the MORE soft key on the VRMEBL 1 soft key bar The softkeys for VRMEBL 2 will be displayed D877712 Repeat steps 2 through 8 above The VRMEBL will be placed at a loca tion 23 of current range and a bearing of 330o78 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuidePlacing a guard zone 1010 MARPAPlacing and positioning guard zones on RayTech is quick and easy Safety Notices1 Click the TARGET TRACKING soft key2 Click MONITOR IN ZONES CAUTION MARPA can improve collision avoidance when used wisely It is the users responsibility to exercise common3 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 of4 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 symbolNote 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 and provides continuous accurate and rapid situation 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 79MARPA automatically tracks acquired targets calculates target bearing Each target is monitored to determine if it will be within a certain distanceand 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 asTime to Closest Point of Approach TCPA dangerous and you are notified with an audible alarm and a flashing onEach tracked target can be displayed with a vector depicting approximate screen MARPA target ID No Dangerous warning Press any key totarget speed vector length and course vector direction The target data cancel the alarm and remove the warning however the target iscan 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 selectablelost 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 anheading data plus Speed over Ground SOG and Course Over Ground audible alarm and an onscreen MARPA target ID No lost warningCOG 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 targetperform MARPA will function without SOG and COG data but only rela symbol from the screentive 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 12Risk assessment nm although tracking continues at all rangesEach 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 a80 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guidevector 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 clickcollision 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 severalTrue vector scans the radar locks on to it and the safe target symbol appears The targetA 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 isvectors for the target and your own boat are displayed MARPA measures also displayedthe 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 acquireground The result is the boats true course and speed Consider this Method 2motion as if you were in a helicopter looking down watching the targetsmove 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 menuTarget history 3 Highlight and click MARPA The target options are displayedYou can also view a targets history which appears as a trail of dots left by 4 Highlight and click Acquirethe 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 theTo set up target vectors and history radar will search for a target in the location If a target is present for1 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 The2 Click MARPA Options The MARPA options dialog box is displayed own vessel safe zone is also displayed3 Click the action boxes to set mode and distance as required 6 Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for each target you want to acquire4 Use the BACK button to return to the top level softkeys Method 3MARPA targets Doubleclick a target on the radar MARPA targets Cancelling a MARPA targetYou can acquire up to ten targets which are then automatically tracked by There are two ways in which a MARPA target can be cancelledthe MARPA system The are three ways in which a MARPA target can beacquired To cancel a MARPA target Method 1To acquire a MARPA target 1 Click Cancel TargetMethod 1 2 Move the cursor over the target you want to cancel and click1 Click Target Tracking 3 The target symbol and ID will disappear from the screen and the target2 Click Acquire Target is 10 Working with radar NonHD Digital 814 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each target you want to cancelMethod 21 Move the cursor over the target you want to cancel2 Right click to display the rightclick menu3 Highlight and click MARPA The target options are displayed4 Highlight and click Cancel One The target is MARPA target dataThe MARPA database list shows information about your selected targetsThis information includes D69941 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 targets1 Click the Target Tracking soft key 4 Click OK to remove the dialog box from the screen2 Click the MARPA List soft key The MARPA database list is now displayed3 Click OK to remove the list from the screen without editing82 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Pathfinder Drop down menus Title bar panel Toolbars Status bar Application display area Page selection tabs D69421 PC taskbar Power Function bar key RayTech Radar screenChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 83Chapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD DigitalNote 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 multifunction display must be designated as the data master Long range Long range provides more standard ranges It is not possible for the longDigital 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 forNote The radar needs to be receiving heading and position data for full maximum target returns on the display though we recommend that you functionality use the automatic settings111 Radar setup Auto mode recommended In AUTO mode the radar tunes itself automatically on all range scalesThe 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 tunesystem function in auto mode to ensure that the radar receiver is always tuned to receive the maximum signalSelect scanner Manual modeSelects which scanner is displayed in active radar windows If you do set the tune function to MANUAL you will need to adjust it aboutScanner setup 10 minutes after you have turned on the radar as the required setting willThe scanner setup option lets you customize various aspects of the change after the magnetron has warmed upscanners behavior such as the Edit Name softkey which allows you to Adjust the control to obtain the maximum signal strength indicated by thename individual scanners eightstep horizontal bar If you cannot tune the radar successfully refer to the Installation Guide or return the radar to Auto made84 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideSea clutter curve 4 Click OKRadar echoes from waves around your boat can clutter the center of theradar picture making it difficult to detect real targets Several factors caneffect the level of clutter you see such as the mounting height of the radarweather and sea conditions The sea clutter curve settings adjust thesystems sensitivity to sea clutter The steepest setting is 1 and the shallowest is 8 The default setting is 1Parking offset Open Array scannersThe default parking offset is 0 degrees the scanner aligns with thepedestal facing forwardsWith parking offset selected you can adjust the parking offset from 0 to358 degrees in steps of two degreesThis setting change is only available when the digital radar is set to Off orStandby The changes you make are applied the next transmit cycle D107501To open the radar setup menu1 Make a radar application window active2 Click the Tools button Note Until you are familiar with interpreting the radar display take every3 Click Radar Setup opportunity to compare the radar display with your physical surroundings Note the location of boats buoys and coastal strucAntenna 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 clearbe set by the user weather conditions1 Select Tools 112 Powering onoff the various scanner2 Select Radar Setup from the drop down menu operating modes3 Select Antenna Size select your required antenna size from the list To control the power to the radar 1 Select the Power buttonChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 852 Toggle the Scanner OnOff key or Range3 Toggle the Radar Transmit key to OnOff Radar range is limited by the height of your scanner and the height of theNote 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 a2113 Radar range and image quality Earth h HRadar operates by transmitting radio pulses then detecting the reflections Radar Rmax 223 h H Cliffas the pulses bounce back from objects within radar range The reflections Rmax maximum radar range in nautical milesare processed and displayed onscreen as echoes h H radar antenna height target height in metres in metres Rmax radar horizon of antenna a1 radar horizon of target a2 D16433 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 1286 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideImage quality Side lobesNot all radar echoes are produced by valid targets Spurious echoes may be Side lobe patterns are produced by small amounts of energy from the transcaused 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 lobeThrough observation practice and experience you can generally detectthese conditions very quickly and use the radar controls to minimize them Side Side lobe lobe Antenna D16384 Arc True echo Side echoesChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 87Indirect echoes Blind sectorsThere are several types of indirect echoes or ghost images These some Obstructions such as funnels and masts near the radar antenna cantimes 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 installation 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 D16414 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 almostMultiple echoes are uncommon but can occur if there is a large object with solid disc on a radar displaya 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 thetrue target echo but on the same bearing True echo Multiple echoes D39684 D1642388 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideRain or snow clutter Mutual radar detects rain and snow Returns from storm areas and rain squalls This can occur when two or more radarequipped vessels are of countless small echoes which continually change in size inten within range of each other The interference usually appears as a spiral ofsity 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 D66012 D39674Chapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 89114 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 nonmetallic 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 D107781 at longer radar ranges Therefore the first sight of land may be a mountain several miles inland from the coastline Although theYour position coastline may be much nearer it may not appear on the radar untilBy default your boat is shown at the center of the radar display and your the vessel is closer to shoredeadahead bearing is indicated by a vertical line known as the Ships Some targets such as buoys and small boats can be difficult toHeading Marker SHM discern because they do not present a consistent reflecting surface as they bob about in the waves Consequently these echoes tendOperation modes to behave erratically on the radar screenThe radar gives excellent results in one of the four pre configured operation Buoys and small boats often resemble each other but boats canmodes 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 disguisecould degrade your image However this facility is available See page 93 the shape of nearby landfor more information90 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide115 Using waypoints with the radar HeadingUp HUP This is the default mode for the radar applicationYou can use waypoints in the radar application for navigation just like inthe chart application using the WPTSMOB button egYou can also edit waypoints from within the radar application NFor full details on using waypoints see Chapter 7116 Radar display optionsThe 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 accordingly orientation refers to the relationship between the radar display andyour direction of travel There are three orientation modes Head up North up Course upThese orientation modes are used in conjunction with motion modes seepage 92 to control how your vessels progress is shown on screenChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 91NorthUp 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 accordingly D84001 D83991If heading data becomes unavailable while in this mode a warning If you select a new course the picture will reset to display the new coursemessage will be shown the status bar shows NorthUp in brackets and the upwardsradar 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 followingIt is not possible to select Head Up mode when the motion mode is set to orderTrue 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 reinstated92 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo select an orientation mode Relative motion RM with optional vessel offset1 Click the Presentation softkey When the motion mode is set to Relative the position of your boat is fixed2 Click Radar Mode Orientation on the screen and all the targets move relative to the boat3 Choose your preferred setting under the Orientation softkey You can specify whether the boat is fixed in the center of the window 0The selected orientation mode is displayed in the status bar offset or offset by 13 or 23Setting the motion modeMotion modes control how your progress is represented on the display Theselected motion mode is displayed in the status bar If no position data isavailable the status bar shows the motion mode in bracketsThere are two motion modes Relative motion True motionThe default setting is relative motion D68422 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 by showing it in parentheses TMChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 93It 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 likeUp mooring buoys It is useful at ranges up to 34 nmTo set the motion mode Manually adjusting gain settings1 Click the Presentation softkey The gain settings function makes the radar picture clearer by changing the2 Click Radar mode Orientation sensitivity of radar reception3 Toggle between True and Relative Motion on the Motion Mode key For long ranges select a sensitivity level that gives a slightTo change the vessel offset speckle in the background Setting the gain too low can cause1 Click the Presentation softkey weak or small targets to disappear however2 Click Radar mode Orientation For shorter ranges reduce the gain slightly to reduce speckle3 Toggle to your desired offset using the Motion Mode softkey and improve target definition4 Click Reset Vessel Offset softkey to restore default position Note If you control gain manually check it each time you change the range scale117 Tuning the radar display To manually adjust gain settingsGain 1 Click the Gain softkeyGain 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 foradjust 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 1Gain presets or a right mouse click for larger changes 10There 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 anyHarbor is the default mode This setting takes account of land clutter so other radar windows displaying this preset Gain setting changes are keptthat smaller targets like navigation buoys are not lost at system accounts for the slightly higher levels of sea clutter you might Gainencounter 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 reception94 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 positionNote 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 easierColor 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 10The Color Gain control adjusts the intensity color of displayed targets butdoes 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 thesame color This may avoid some confusion as to whether a return on the radar picture making it difficult to detect real targets see page 85screen is a target or background noise Adjusting the sea mode will reduce this clutter for up to 5 nautical milesReducing the color gain may give better target detail target discrimination depending on wave and sea conditions from your boat This reduces seaand target detection within clutter echoes to intermittent small dots while small targets remain visible and persistent Gain levels further from your boat remain unchanged The seaRadar colors clutter curve under Scanner Set up will effect the effectiveness ofRadar returnstargets are represented as colors in the default palette the this control see Sea clutter curve on page 84strongest returns are red with weaker returns being yellow noise or clutteris 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 twoRed Strongest target returns manual controls allow you to explore SuperHDs Weaker target returns Antenna boostAquaBlue 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 doubledChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 95Increasing effective antenna size has the effect of separating targets that Turning interference rejection off altogether allows you to detect the presappear merged at lower settings ence of other radars in the vicinityIn some circumstances a larger effective scanner can be a drawback In To turn interference rejection offparticular 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 windowthan is useful For that reason the AUTO settings for Harbor and Coastal 2 Toggle the setting to Off on the Int Reject softkeymodes provide lower scale factors of about 30 and 60 ExpansionPower boost The expansion function allows you to either override the pulse length or toThis adjusts effective transmit power At zero the radar operates at its give larger returns so targets are easier to seestandard power 4kW or 12kW At 90 the effective power is increased bya 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 windowFor maximum benefit reduce power boost to prevent saturation of strong 2 Select Expansion softkey to turn expansion function On or Offtargets WakesThe default power boost setting for all AUTO modes is 90 When the wakes function is switched on you can see the direction and119 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 onThe ENHANCE ECHOES softkey gives you access to further features for which you are working You can choose to display wakes for a period of 10tuning the radar display seconds 30 seconds 1 minute 5 minutes or 10 rejection To switch wakes display onInterference rejection automatically reduces mutual radar interference 1 Click the Enhance Echoes softkeywhen two radarequipped vessels are operating within range of each other 2 Toggle wakes to On using the Wakes softkeyIt is switched on by default 3 Select your preferred wakes setting with the trackpadThe strength Normal or High is accessed by pressing and holding the Int 4 Click OKReject button when On is highlighted96 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide1110 Radar range 2 Click the Menu Pathfinder button 3 Click Setup LayersYou can zoom in or out to view the radar display at different scales The 4 Click Advanced Raymarinescale is measured from the center to the top of the window and is 5 Toggle Lock ChrRdr Orientation to Ondisplayed 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 yourTo change the radar range Functions Bearings between points boat1 Zoom to your required scale using the RANGE button on the keyboard Range Rings Yes approx Yes approx Synchronizing radar range and chart scaleThe chart application includes an option to synchronize the radar range Cursor Yes Yeswith 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 YesTo synchronize radar range and chart scale1 Make a chart window active Range ringsChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 97Range rings help you gauge the approximate distance between points ata 2 Read off the bearing and range in the databarglance Range rings are centered on your position and displayed on the Bearing and range fromscreen at preset intervals your vessel to cursorThe number and spacing of range rings changes to suit the scale you have Cursorset eg D84021 Range 14 nm Range 34 nm Range 112 nm The Variable Range Marker VRM and Electronic 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 belowTo show or hide range rings1 Click the Presentation softkey Variable Range Marker2 Toggle to On or Off using the Rang Rings softkey A Variable Range Marker VRM is a circle of variable radius centered onBearing and range your vessels positionThe 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 ahighlight selected object by adjusting the radius of the marker so that it intersects the objects positionTo find the bearing and range to an object1 Move the cursor to the objects position98 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideThe range is displayed on the ADJUST VRM softkey label when you high The data is also displayed if you select the EBL with the cursorlight the VRM EBL VRM D84251 Bearing MarkerAn Electronic Bearing Line EBL is an onscreen marker drawn from yourposition to the edge of the windowWhen this line is rotated to align with a target the bearing relative to yourcurrent heading is measured and displayed on the ADJUST EBL 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 99Combined range and bearing To place a second VRM or EBLYou 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 D84031 click to set the position 5 The range between the two points is shown on the Adjust VRMEBLTracking a target with a VRM or EBL data boxYou can tell which direction an object is travelling in by tracking its movement in relation to the EBL If it continues travelling towards the EBL it To use a second floating VRMEBLcould be on a collision course with your boat 1 Click the More softkey to select VRMEBL 2 softkeys 2 Click SET UP VRMEBL 2To create a VRMEBL 3 Toggle VRMEBL 2 to ON1 Click the VRMEBL softkey 4 Repeat the steps for using a floating VRM steps 182 Toggle to On with the VRMEBL softkey3 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 softkey100 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide2 Click the FLOATING EBL softkey under VRMEBL 2 if you are using 6nm HeadUp a second floating VRM or EBL3 Select CENTER softkey1112 Using radar to track objects Circular Guard ZoneThe TARGET TRACKING softkey opens the toolbars shown belowTarget 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 D68322 AIS displays the identity and voyage information of other AIS enabled vessels 6nm HeadUp Relative Motion Rings 1nmTo track a target Sector1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey Guard Zone2 Click the ACQUIRE TARGET softkey3 Highlight the object you wish to trackThe target being acquired icon is displayed followed by the status iconNote Double clicking any object displayed on the Radar screen will set it as a tracked MARPA target D68153Guard zonesA 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 Menulike another vessel enters the zone it triggers an alarm on your Nav Guard zones only operate when the whole zone is displayed on the screenStation Guard zones are managed from the Monitor in Zones toolbar To avoid inappropriate alarms they become active ten seconds after beingGuard zones can be either circular or sectorguards and you can define up placed or editedto two of them on your systemChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 101To place a guard zone Parameter Options1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey2 Click the MONITOR IN ZONES softkey Target History3 Toggle ZONE 1 or ZONE 2 to ON as appropriate Plots a targets previous position at the OFF 05 min 1 min 3 min 64 Click the corresponding SET UP ZONE softkey specified intervals The four most recent min5 Choose your zone shape position points are displayed If True6 Set the limits of the guard zone using the rotary controller target vectors are selected the four most recent vessel position points areMARPA also displayedThe 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 10ten automatically tracked objects and provides continuous accurate and boat within which a target is considered nm 20nmrapid situation analysis dangerous if it will enter this zone withinTo use MARPA you need a fast heading sensor the time to safe zone periodSetting up MARPA Time to safe zoneYou can customize the following parameters from the MARPA Options If a target enters your safe zone within 3 mins 6 mins 12 mins 24menu this time period it is considered mins Options Safe zone ring Hidden Controls whether the safe zone ring is VisibleTarget Vector TRUE displayed or hidden on screenThe vector mode a target is displayed in RELATIVEVector Length 05min 1 min 3 min 6min To open the MARPA Options menuThe time period specified for drawing 12min 30 min 60 min 1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkeylength of vectors 2 Click the MARPAOPTIONS softkey 3 Change MARPA options as required 4 Click OK to set the changes102 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideSafety notices Effective MARPA operation is dependant on accurate ownships headingMARPA 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 performThere are certain conditions under which acquiring a target may become MARPA will function without SOG and COG in relative mode For the bestdifficult Some of those conditions are heading data a Raymarine SMART Heading Sensor or a gyrostabilized 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 warningMARPA vectors are unstable the symbol wanders away from the targetlocks 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 andIf any of these conditions are present acquisition and tracking may need to an onscreen warning appears The onscreen symbol will change to thebe reinitiated or in some cases be impossible to maintain Improving the target lost symbol Pressing the appropriate soft key will silence the alarmquality of the heading data will reduce the effect of the other conditions and remove the onscreen warning and the target lost symbolTo acquire a target MARPA rangeMARPA automatically tracks acquired targets calculates target bearing MARPA target acquisition is only available at radar range scales of up toand range speed and course Closest Point of Approach CPA and Time to 12nm although tracking continues at all ranges If you change to a smallerClosest Point of Approach TCPA range scale targets may be beyond the range of your scanner and will beEach 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 offtarget vessel course and speed as a vector and indicates the CPA The screen See over pagecalculated target data can also be shown on your screen Each target iscontinually assessed and an audible alarm is sounded if a target or is lostChapter 11 Using the Radar HD and SuperHD Digital 103 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 text indicates CPA and TCPA The text next to the target symbol indicates D68104 its true course and speedClosest point of approach In relative motion mode no vector extension of your boat is shownClosest CPA graphics show vectors for your vessel and The CPA line emerges from your own boat with the target vector extensiona 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 itslength varies with speed settings can be changed in the MARPA Setup course and speedMenu 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 D90081104 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide CPA Displaying vessel identity AIS TCPA If you have an AIS receiver fitted to your system you can use it toTarget display Show the position and display vessel data for other AISequippedThe position of MARPA objects is marked with an icon which also indi vessels within a specified range of your boatcates 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 D75422 your radar screen For more information about AIS see Chapter 12 To overlay AIS on a radar windowTo view the MARPA list 1 Click the PRESENTATION softkey1 Click the TARGET TRACKING softkey 2 Toggle the AIS LAYER to ON2 Click the MARPALIST softkey Also see Selecting the AIS function on page 107To cancel MARPA directly1 Right mouse click on the Radar screen select MAPRA2 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 offTo cancel MARPA from the MARPA list1 Open the MARPA list2 Select a target and Click CANCEL TARGET or CANCEL ALL TARGETS as 12 Automatic Identification System AIS 105Chapter 12 Automatic Identification System AIS121 Introduction Classes of AIS dataThis 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 ClassOnce 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 viewto 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 desti122 What is AIS nation etcAIS uses digital radio signals to broadcast realtime information betweenvessels and shore based stations via dedicated VHF frequencies This information is used to identify and track vessels in the surrounding area and toprovide fast automatic and accurate collision avoidance data AIS willaugment your radar application as it can operate in radar blind spots andcan detect smaller AIS fitted vesselsWARNING Smaller vessels do not have to be fitted with AISand whilst it is mandatory for larger commercial vessels tocarry AIS its use is not You should not therefore assume thatyour AIS will display ALL vessels in your area Due prudenceand judgement should be AIS should be used to complement not RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 calculations Dynamic Data Time Ships position 124 AIS baud rate selection COG You may need to specify the 38400 baud for the computers com port that SOG 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 D89661 Safety 1 Click SetupNote To change the specified AIS targets and range see page 2 Click 12 Automatic Identification System AIS 1073 Click Manually Config Instruments i Click AIS Setup for AIS setup optionsClick the action box to toggle4 Click on the com port the AIS unit is connected to then double click the options the corresponding icon to open the protocol list5 Click AIS NMEA 38400 option from the list125 Selecting the AIS functionAIS is a selectable layer of the chart or radar applicationTo switch on AIS1 Click Tools2 Click AIS3 Click AIS Setup4 Click AIS targets to OnOr from within the Chart application1 Click Presentation softkey2 Click Layers softkey D107513 Click AIS Layers softkey4 Click AIS Setup5 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 AllDangerous Safety Message OnOff Display Text NoneVessel NameVessel MMIName MMSI108 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 turnClick AIS Target List to select and display the details of individual AIS Smalltargets vessel Sleeping target 097T 116kt Safety critical data 1237nm 00h04m33s COGSOG Safe zone defined by Dangerous D90561 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 change accordingly D107571 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 travelNote 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 either display all targets or just dangerous targets pageChapter 12 Automatic Identification System AIS 109AIS 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 AIS 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 position D107581 Alarms sounds if enabled Target flashes D85232 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 vessel110 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideNote The same target vector settings apply to both Radar MARPA and MARPA and AIS options AIS AIS data Parameter Options DefaultSafety critical target data ie COG SOG CPA and TCPA can be accessed by in boldholding the cursor over the vessel you want to display AIS information for Target Vector RELATIVE TRUEthen when the OBJECT INFO screen appears click on it or select OKEnter Shows the displayed ships course and speedon your keypad You can switch this data ON or OFF from the ToolsAISAIS over the groundSetup 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 107591 Plots a MARPA targets previous position at min 6 min specified intervalsAIS ListYou can also view a list of AIS targets The list provides collision avoidancedata for the highlighted target see Selecting the AIS function on page107Viewing full AIS dataTo display detailed AIS data for an individual target eg static and dynamicand voyage related data see Viewing target information on page 109Chapter 12 Automatic Identification System AIS 111Safety messages Active alarm listWhen 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 107any incoming safety messages from surrounding vessels shore stationsand mobile stations are displayed in a popup box If known the message 128 AIS Layer Setup Menuwill include the sending vessels position in latlon The AIS Layer Setup Menu allows you toYou 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 positionNote 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 personal127 AIS Alarms settings see Selecting the AIS function on page 107In addition to the dangerous target alarm previously described the an alarm when a dangerous target becomes a lost target ie itssignal has not been received for 20 secondsYour AIS receiver generates local alarms which are displayed and soundedon your system display whenever an alarm condition exists on the unitLocal AIS alarmsWhen the connected AIS unit generates an alarm your system displays alocal alarm message1 Remove the message popupdisplay active alarm list2 Acknowledge the message at your AIS unitImportant An alarm remains active until it is acknowledge on the AISunit112 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 13 Working with sonar 113Chapter 13 Working with sonar131 The RayTech sonar functions require a connection to a SeaTalkhs The sonar screen includes a status bar displaying transducer frequency and 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 letRaymarine Fishfinders use sound waves sonar to show you what is under you choose how the image is displayed and what information is displayedyour 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 thesends highfrequency sound waves down into the water these sound range can be changed to adjust the depth of water displayedwaves strike fish the bottom or other objects in the water and are returnedas echoes The fishfinder interprets these echoes to produce a visual repre Displaying sonar in a new pagesentation of what is under your boat To display sonar in a separate pageWhen connected to a DSM30 DSM 300 or DSM400 sonar RayTech can be 1 Select FILEOpen New Page The Open New Page dialog box willused as a fishfinder repeater appearFor 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 page132 The sonar screenWhen you first view the sonar screen a scrolling bottom graph is displayedThis is a graphical representation of the echoes seen by the soundermodule As time passes this image scrolls from right to left and becomes arecord of the echoes seen Default Sonar Screen page 131 shows a typicalsonar pictureThe images at the right of the screen are the most recent echoes Someechoes indicate fish and others show the bottom Bottom structure structures such as a reef or shipwreck will also be indicated114 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide133 Presets To change the background colorThe Sonar application has 4 labelled user configurable presets shown asSonar softkeys These help you taylor the screen to your working Method 1requirements 1Right mouse click the sonar screen The dropdown menu is displayed D107931 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 D87781 Bottom Lock Shift134 Changing the screen view Scrolling speed The standard sonar display is a scrolling bottom image which shows aUsing the Presentation soft keys you can change the background color graphical representation 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 Thethe screen speed at which the display scrolls is adjustable but the same section of theBackground color bottom is displayed regardless of the scrolling speedThe background color you select for the primary sonar page will be used onall other sonar pages zoom bottomlock and Ascope You will probablyfind that you need to change the background color in different light conditions For example a white background is probably easier to see in brightsunlight but a black background may be preferable at nightChapter 13 Working with sonar 115 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 Presentation 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 displayedIf 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 sonarlooking for fish a slower scroll speed moves the information more slowly screenThe sonar automatically adjusts the scroll speed based on depth but youcan also manually adjust the speed If you select automatic adjustment the 135 Improving the underwater viewscroll 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 asIf you choose manual adjustment the scroll speed is not related to the followsspeed of the boat over the bottom You can also pause the display but the Change the displayed range this affects all sonar pagesdepth 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 transducer116 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 D87751 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 ThisChanging the range affects all sonar widows The Auto frequency setting is useful for automatiThe sonar automatically adjusts the display depth range selecting the shal cally searching for the bottomlowest range that keeps the bottom image in the lower half of the display In Manual frequency the following options are availablepage Alternatively the RANGE button on the Pathfinder panel lets you Single frequency modeselect the maximum depth displayed on the scrolling bottom and Ascope In which you select the sonar frequency that is displayed in all sonarimages You can also set the shift value to move the image up or down pageswithin the current range When autorange is selected the shift adjustment Dual frequency modeis 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 isChapter 13 Working with sonar 117 displayed in each page This mode allows you to view both Gain mode frequencies simultaneously using multiple sonar pages The gain of the display adjusts background noise by varying the echo50 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 theWhen 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 bubbles200 kHz frequency The gain controls should be set high enough to see fish and bottom detailWhen using this frequency the transducer scans a narrower area but but without too much background noise Generally a high gain is used inproduces a more detailed view The signal is good for finding fish that are deepclear water a low gain in shallowmurky waternear the bottom or close together and is better for use in shallow water RayTech provides automatic or manual gain control adjustment AutomaticTo change the frequency in a preset mode adjustment is based on depth and water conditions As conditions change1 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 as2 Click the Select Frequency to toggle between allowed frequencies conditions changeNote 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 All136 Making the picture clearer echoes with a signal strength above this value are displayed in the stronVarious factors can affect the displayed image in particular debris and air gest color or shadebubbles can cause background noise You can minimize these effects using Setting a low value produces a small band for the strongest color but athe gain controls wide signal band for the other colors Setting a high value gives a wideThese 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 change118 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTVGTime Varied Gain TVG reduces surface clutter by reducing the gain in thetop 100 ft of the display and is useful for reducing noise such as thatgenerated by boat movement and floating debris that often appear inshallow water A low TVG value has little effect on gain in shallow water ahigh TVG value decreases the gain in shallow water so that only the strongest echoes are displayed You can adjust TVG manually or ThresholdColor threshold determines the amount of color you see displayed onscreen Setting the threshold to 100 gives you the full range of colorsshown onscreen The lower the setting the less colors are displayedTo adjust the gain controls1 Click Presentation2 Click Gain The gain control softkeys are displayed3 Click the appropriate softkey to adjust the gain control 13 Working with sonar 119 D87791 Bottom lock120 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide137 Getting a clear picture of the bottomYou can get a clearer picture of the bottom using the Bottom Lock functionThe normal scrolling bottom display provides a topdown view referencedfrom the surface of the water Bottom lock shows a water column of fixedheight referenced from the bottom that appears flat It removes bottomdetail to provide an image of objects directly above the bottom and isuseful when you are looking for objects or fish that are feeding close to thebottomYou can select the bottom lock image to be vertically split with thescrolling bottom image or to replace the scrolling bottom imageThe bottom lock image see Bottom lock page 119 appears at the lefthand side of the screen The bottom appears as a straight line but somefeatures may extend above this line Depth from the bottom is referencedat the right of the split screen with the bottom shown as zero Actualdepth is shown in the bottom left of the screen Bottom lock range isadjusted using the RANGE buttonTo display bottom lock image1 Click on the preset to change2 Click the Select View softkey until Bottom Lock is displayed3 Select the Bottom Lock softkey to display the Bottom Lock settings4 Click to select the way in which bottom lock is 13 Working with sonar 121 AScope Mode 1 AScope Mode 2 AScope Mode 3 D87801 A Scope122 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide138 Getting a live image from below the boatThe normal scrolling bottom display shows a historical record of sonarechoes The AScope screen see A Scope page 121 displays raw sonardata direct from the transducer beamThis gives you a realtime image of bottom structure and any fish directlybelow the transducer This function is useful in showing the strength ofecho returned from an object AScope also displays the patented BottomCoverage 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 resolutionIf a bottom lock or zoom image is displayed selecting AScope automatically switches them off If you have split frequency images displayed AScope is automatically displayed in both panesTo display the AScope image1 Click on the preset to change2 Click the Select View softkey until AScope is displayed3 Select the AScope softkey to display the AScope settings4 Click to select the way in which AScope is 13 Working with sonar 123 D107521 White line124 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide D70042 Sonar markChapter 13 Working with sonar 125139 Isolating objects near the bottom you can name it save it as a waypoint and return to the same spot A sm is displayed on the sonar image as a solid vertical line with the label smThe white line feature see White line page 123 separates echoes from displayed at intervals along the line The sm scrolls across the screen withobjects near the bottom and the bottom itself When white line is switched the imageon the sonar displays echoes differently Sonar marks can be placedThe strongest echoes are displayed in the background with a thin line on At your boats positiontop All other echoes remain unchanged At the cursor positionTo display white line At a known position1 Right mouse Click on screen at the boats current position2 Click White Line to ONThe scrolling bottom image will start to display white line from the right of To place an SM at the boats current positionthe screen 1 Right mouse click or 2 Select WaypointPlace Waypoint at VesselGetting a closer view A new sm will be placed at the boats current position The mark appears atZoom enlarges all or part of the scrolling bottom display You should select the right of the screen and scrolls with the imageautomatic zoom if you want to keep the bottom in the lower half of thedisplay page Alternatively you can select the level of zoom to a factor of at the cursors positionx2x3 x4 or xR proportional to the current range You can also split the To place a SM at the cursor positionsonar image vertically to show the zoomed area on the left of the screen 1 Right mouse click orand the scrolling bottom on the right of the screen 2 Select WaypointPlace Waypoint at Cursor1 Click on the preset to change 3 Move the cursor to where you want to place the sm2 Click the Select View softkey until Zoom is displayed 4 Click and a new sm will appear in the selected position3 Select the Zoom softkey to display the Zoom settings4 Click to select the way in which Zoom is displayed at a known position1310 Marking an onscreen position To place a waypoint at a known position 1 Select Waypoints Manage Waypoints The folders dialog box willYou can use a sonar mark sm see Sonar mark page 124 to indicate a appearposition on the sonar image The sm is stored in the waypoint list so that 2 Select Up one level Click OK126 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide3 Select Waypoints Click OK4 Select New Waypoint Click OK The onscreen keyboard appears D69341 D69321 Figure 133 Onscreen numeric pad Figure 131 Onscreen keyboard5 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 1 D6937 Figure 132 Onscreen waypoint properties dialog box6 Click Latitude The onscreen numeric pad appearsChapter 13 Working with sonar 1271311 Measuring an objects depth and distance Depth VRMEBL D70181You 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 thedistance behindthe boat of an object on the display The VRM function display screen The center of the crosshair is the reference for which depthcan be used on the scrolling bottom image bottom lock and zoom pages128 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guideand are displayed You can use the cursor to move 1312 Sonar alarmsthe VRM over a particular object Note If RayTech is integrated with a DSM250 or DSM300 sonar alarmsDepth is displayed in system units on the VRM In the scrolling bottom may only be utilized if the PC is connected to a Raymarine multiand zoom pages depth is measured from the surface down In the bottom function displaylock 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 thescreen Depth is displayed above the horizontal line at the left of the Shallow waterscreen Deep waterThe distancebehind boat continues to update as your boat moves FishHowever the vertical line does not scroll with the scrolling bottom image Each alarm can be turned on and off as requiredIf the display range changes the VRM maintains the same position andmay therefore move out of the visible display area When you switch on Shallow water alarmthe 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 fathomslast used position is offscreen it will be displayed in the default onscreen 1 meter and 3000ft 500 fathoms1000 meters You set the depth atposition which the alarm triggers When the depth is less than that set an audibleIf 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 Youappear in both panes cannot set the shallow alarm to a depth greater than the deep alarm To cancel the alarm click any buttonTo use the VRM1 Click Presentation Deep water alarm2 Click VRM softkey The deep water alarm can be set at any depth between 2ft 05 fathoms13 Click VRMEBL to ON The crosshair will appear on screen as dashed lines meter and 3000ft 500 fathoms1000 meters You set the depth at which4 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 You5 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 To 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 continue to update as the image scrollsChapter 13 Working with sonar 129Fish alarm 1 Click ToolsSonarData recording The data recording dialog boxIf this alarm is on an audible warning is sounded whenever the sonar is a fish To cancel the alarm click any buttonTo set an alarm1 Click Tools menu2 Click Sonar3 Click Alarm Setup The alarm properties dialog box is displayed4 Click the softkey for the alarm you want to set to ON5 Click the corresponding Alarm action key you want to change The onscreen numeric keypad is displayed6 Use the cursor to enter the required depth and click OK The alarm is now set7 Use the OK button to return to the top level softkeys1313 Sonar data recording and playback 1 82 D87You can record the information displayed on your sonar display and play itback 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 appearsvisible on the playback 3 Use the keyboard to name the fileYou should make sure that you have enough disk space available on the PC 4 Click the Recording time action box The onscreen keypad appearsto record the data Typically for clean signals the disk space required is 5 Use the keypad to set the recording timeabout 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 canneed about 1 GB of disk space be 612 18 or 24 hours Remember that 6 hours recording requires 1However you should remember that while you are viewing recorded data GB of disk spacelive data is not being processed or saved 7 Click OK The dialog box closes and the recording process startsTo record sonar data Data recording can be stopped at anytime by unchecking Tools SonarData RecordingWith a sonar page open and data being processed130 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo playback recorded dataWith a sonar page open1 Click The data playback dialog box is displayed 1 83 D872 Click the Playback File Name action box A drop down menu of avail able files is displayed3 Highlight the file that you want to view4 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 13 Working with sonar 131 Pathfinder Title bar panel Drop down menus Toolbars Status bar Scrolling bottom Depth display indicators Page selection tabs D107641 PC taskbar Power key Softkeys Default Sonar Screen132 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 133Chapter 14 RayTech advanced features141 chapter introduces and shows you how to use the advanced features Swellof 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 files142 Weather information RayTech software is designed to support weather files encoded in standard NOAA weather GRIB format Uncompressed GRIB files are available fromIf the computer on which you are running RayTech is connected to the 3rd party websites such as wwwgribus The files should be placed intoInternet you can download weather files and display and animate them the cprogram raytech navigatorgrib folder Allonscreen RayTech Weather screen on page 136 weather GRIB files must be in the standard NOAA GRIB format and have aYou 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 navigatorgrib 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 application134 RayTech RNS V62 Users 3rd party GRIB files Configuring the Weather LayerYou 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 displayedthen be opened in RayTech 2 Click the Weather Layers icon The weather layers dialog box isViewing a weather file in RayTech displayedTo view a downloaded weather file1 Select ViewWeather Toolbar The weather toolbar will be displayed2 Click on the features that you want to display from the Weather toolbar These are displayed on screen as you select them3 Adjust the chart range as necessary to see the weather in the required area D70711 D109451 3 Click the action box next to the information you require to set the format in which it is shown 4 Click OK until the dialog box closesChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 135Animating weather filesTo animate a weather file1 Select ViewAnimation 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 D702522 Click the arrow at the right of the Start time box A dropdown menu is displayed3 Select the time you want the animation to start this is typically the start of the GRIB file4 Click the arrow at the right of the Finish time box A dropdown menu is displayed this is typically the end of the GRIB file5 Select the time you want the animation to end6 Click to set the speed you want the animation played The further to the right you move the selector the faster the animation is played7 Click the arrow at the right of the Date box A dropdown menu is displayed8 Select the date of the animation to be played9 Click Play b to start the animationThe animation will now start to play You can pause fast forward orrewind it using the buttons at the right of the toolbar136 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Temperature Wind Ocean current D87861 RayTech Weather screenChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 137143 Measuring distances on a chartYou can measure distances to and from any point to another on a chartusing the ruler function Simply by placing the cursor over a point the latitude and longitude range and bearing point to point is displayed seeRulers on page 138To set a new ruler1 Scroll and zoom the chart until you can see the places on the chart that you want to measure the distance between2 Select ToolsSet New Ruler or click the ruler icon on the standard toolbar3 Click on the chart to set the point you want to start measuring from4 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 barTo move a ruler1 Click and hold the cursor over the end of the ruler that you want to move2 Drag the cursor to the new point on the chart that you want to measure to The distance and bearing information will be updatedTo clear a rulerSelect ToolsClear rulers138 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide Distance and bearing Ruler D70261 RulersChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 139144 Creating and modifying databoxes To dock a databox With the databox and the databox toolbar within RayTech can be customized to show information that youwant 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 OKdataboxes can be floated or docked as required This section shows you The databox is docked at the left of the screen and the current pagehow to do all of these functions resizesTo float a databox Modifying a databoxWith the databox and the databox toolbar displayed You can modify a databox to1 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 D879012 Highlight the databox you want to float Click OK3 Click the databox title bar and hold the left mouse button down The databox can now be moved to the required position4 When the databox is in the required position release the mouse D87911140 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide2 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 1 D8792 follows3 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 D87931 1 Click Channel Down The Databox selection box is displayed 2 Highlight the databox in which the channels are to be moved Click OK The channel list is 14 RayTech advanced features 1413 Highlight the channel to be moved Click OK Channel Title The selected channel is moved down one position in the databox Channel Title font4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until the channel is in the required position in Channel data font the databox Display the Channel titleCreating a databox Click the action box to select whether the channel title is displayedYou can create a databox to display customized data in a way to suit your Channel titleworking requirements Click the action box the onscreen keyboard is displayed to enable you toTo create a new databox change the channel title1 Click Add A new databox is displayed onscreen Channel title font2 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 colorModifying a channel Channel data fontYou 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 41 D879 D87951Data that can be changed includes Display the Channel Title 1 In the Font column scroll down an highlight the required font style142 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide2 In the Font style column highlight the required style3 In the Size column highlight the required font size4 In the Color box use the dropdown menu to select font color5 Click OK The selected font styles and color are now appliedChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 143145 Polar plotting Data collectionThis section explains how to use RayTechs Polars tool to analyze and fine The accuracy of any analysis presented by the polars tool is dependent ontune your boats performance Intended primarily for the experienced the volume and accuracy of the data collected There are two primary areassailor polar uses a group of variables such as within the polars application where you can enter and modify datacorrected wind angles boat speed heel and pitch etc to determine what The Polar tab this displays the polar parameters screen whichheading you should set your boat on to achieve the best target boat speed contains variables values used to plot the polar graphunder varying wind conditions Analysis results are displayed using several The Data tab this displays the data tests screen which enables thegraph plots and data matrices which can be edited to suit your needs A input of advanced boatweather information thattypical 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 organizations 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 D7027 1 Step 3Note Baseline polars for your individual vessel may be available from the vessels RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 D7028 1 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 variables3 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 iii Repeat Steps i and ii for each value you want to changeChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 145Data test The definitions for the cells in the table areTo edit the data test parameters Test Name you have chosen for this set of test data1 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 D70291 Vmg Velocity made good in knots2 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 degrees146 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuidePitch Amount of pitch in degreesRudder Amount of rudder deflection in degreesTab Amount of rudder trim tab deflection in degreesButt 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 D70301Drift Velocity of the current in knotsNote 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 terms3 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 entered4 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 or5 Click Filters The filter test screen is displayed equal to the value entered6 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 BSP Displays only those tests having Boat Speed greater than or equal to the value enteredChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 147 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 orFactor equal to the value enteredFromTo Displays only those tests corresponding to dates entered7 After completing data entries Click OK ReTurns to the data test screenGraphing and reading a polar plotThe polar plot screen graphs the theoretical headings your boat shouldtake towards specified targets both upwind and down wind various wind conditions The accuracy of these graphsdepends primarily on the volume and accuracy of the boat and information that you have entered into the polar parameters anddata test screens Information that has been entered will be displayed as a D8796 1polar graph in the polar plot screen Placing the cursor in any positionalong the polar plot opens a small popup pane that displays the windangleboat 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 direct148 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 2 the screen As the Tws range is increased additional lines are plotted 3 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 1 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 D87971 the displayed information to only those elementsTo read a polar plot Upwind plotRefer 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 correspond to the settings of the Twa1 3 and Twa2 4 variables Click Twa to viewChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 149Downwind plot Instrument calibration for accurate dataThe downwind plot screen calculates the best angle and boat speed when The accuracy of data generated by your instruments and performance evalsailing downwind and displays uation depends on accurate calibration This section gives an introductory VMG relative to Twa explanation of instrument calibration you must refer to the Manufacturers 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 angleVmc plot True wind speedThe Vmc plot screen displays the Velocity Made good on Course towards a Boat speedspecific 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 atical Vmc is used when you expect the wind to change between your daily basis you are encouraged to check this variable on a measured milepresent position and the target primarily in long course racing as often as possible as the paddle wheel impellers used to generate boatIn such an instance it may be a smarter tactical move to sail toward your speed data can change their physical markedly over their lifetarget at the fastest possible speed even if that heading isnt directly span due to the environment in which they operate When making atoward the target measured mile calibration perform three consecutive runs over the knownTo use the Vmc plot select the Course and true wind direction to be plotted distance to eliminate any tidal current effectsby clicking on the Course Twd and Tws kts updown arrows or entering Compassthe numbers directly Compass calibration involves two procedures deviation and heading errorBy default course and Twd are initially derived from instrument input but calibrationthe screen allows you to change these figures to calculate what happens ifthe wind or course changes Calibrating deviation corrects compass error around different points of the compass Keep in mind that some instrument systems have the ability to calibrate the compass RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideHeading 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 differachieved by piloting the boat along a known line of transit For best results ence in Awa on each tackyou should have your compass swung by a professional Once you have determined the Awa offset enter it into the Masthead unitApparent 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 Awamasthead wand is initially installed on your boat The wand may not lieexactly 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 centerline 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 DataTrakvalue 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 timeThe 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 theAny calibration must be performed under even wind strength as variances chart to delineate start and end points for the data capture These lineswill result in different Awa readings tacktotack It is also important to called wands represent a particular segment of time on the graph Thecalibrate 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 barhowever 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 temperature 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 Sail upwind at your optimum closehauled angleChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 151 When you open a DataTrak page or pane data for the selected displays areDepth Displays the depth below the transducer automatically shown and the graph will scroll from right to left The mostHdgCOG Displays Heading and Course Over Ground recent data is displayed at the right hand side of the screenPolar create Used to identify good polar points To use DataTrak 1 Select FileOpen New Page The open page selection dialog box isSeaTemp 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 isTarget 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 automatically appear from the right of the screenTarget 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 isTemp depth Displays Depth below transducer and Sea displayed temperature 2 Highlight Custom 3 Click OK A new page will open and application icons are displayedTide Used to establish tide set and drift 4 Doubleclick DataTrak The page will open and the DataTrak dialog boxTrue 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 template152 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo 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 aboveMethod 1Click Add Graph on the function bar A new graph panel is added to theDataTrak pageMethod 21 Right click in the graph panel of the DataTrak page The rightmouse menu is displayed2 Click Add Graph The page splits horizontally and a new graph panel is displayedTo delete a graph from a DataTrak page1 Rightclick in the graph panel of the DataTrak page to be deleted The rightmouse menu is displayed2 Click Remove Graph The selected graph is deletedAdding wandsAdding the wands to DataTrak is quick and easyTo add wands to a DataTrak graph1 Open a DataTrak page to display the required graphs2 Decide upon the section of data that you want to capture3 Click the graph panel at the start of the data section you want to capture A wand will appear4 Click the graph panel at the end of the data section that you want to capture A second wand will appear5 Select FileTracksSave to Database The Save to database dialog box is displayed6 Save the data to the Polars fileChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 153 D70361 DataTrak147 Prestart display making a good start by Enabling you to calculate the extent and direction of any line biasThe prestart display see Prestart display on page 155 can assist you in154 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 speedTo set your prestart coordinates1 Sail to the port end of the start line and click Set Port End2 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 lineIf the Prestart dialog box indicating that your datum longitude is incorrectclick the Yes button close the Prestart page and reopen it The datum 14 RayTech advanced features 155 P S D70381 Prestart display156 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide148 Route can use route optimization to determine your ideal route on any chartpage based upon Ocean currents Wind speed and direction Polar of your vesselTo optimize your route1 Create a route containing at least the origin and destination waypoints2 Select FileLayers or Select Layers from the standard toolbar The Layers dialog box is displayed3 Doubleclick Weather Routing The Weather Routing dialog box is displayed4 Click the action boxes for Show isochrones Show paths and Show optimal path to ON5 Click OK The Weather Routing dialog box closes6 Click OK The Layers dialog box closes7 Select ToolsCompute Optimum Route The optimum route is calculated by RayTech and the route time is displayed on screen D884618 Click OK The optimum route is displayed on the chart see Optimum route on page 157Chapter 14 RayTech advanced features 157 Optimum route Isochrone calculated path D88451 Optimum route158 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide D70391 Navigation numbersChapter 14 RayTech advanced features 159149 Navigation numbers Screen Information and useYou can use the navigation numbers feature of RayTech see Navigation What if Permits you to enter assumptions about what the wind willnumbers on page 158 to display data collected from your boats instru do and calculate alternative laylinesments 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 dataUsing the What if page you can make an assumption about what the wind Layline data displayed for data comparisonwill do and enter this into RayTech Alternative laylines are then calculatedand 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 markScreen 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 trueMark Mark range wind direction Mark bearing Cross Track Error Leg range Whole route length distance to go time to destination and ETA at destination160 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideScreen Information and use 1410 Engine panel With RayTech connected to a Raymarine multifunction display which inLaser 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 directionVmc 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 markTo use navigation numbers1 Select Numbers The navigation numbers function is displayed2 Click the What if tab The What if page is displayed3 Click Options and check Settings A dialog box is displayed45 Enter your assumption for wind speed and direction into the boxes D883216 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 1 Rightclick the title bar The right mouse menu is 14 RayTech advanced features 1612 Click Settings The settings format box is displayed D88341 D883313 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 your4 Use the dropdown menus to select scales shown on the instrument preferences5 Click OK 6 Minimize the engine panel using the minimize button in the title bar6 Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for each instrument You can now either click the Engine Panel icon in the taskbar to display1 Rightclick the title bar The right mouse menu is displayed the panel as required or if the option has been checked the panel will2 Click Settings The settings format box is displayed display automatically if an engine alarms3 Click the Panel tab The panel style format box is displayed162 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 15 Using video 163Chapter 15 Using video151 IntroductionIf the PC on which you are running RayTech has video cameras or web To change the video labelcams fitted you can display images captured by them in the video applica With the video application opention 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 appearscan monitor the safety and security of your boat and everyone on boardIf you are using RayTech as part of an integrated or SeaTalkhs system youmust remember that video images viewed using the PC on which you arerunning RayTech can only be seen on the RayTech display and not transmitted across the system to other displaysUp to four video inputs dependant on the type can be viewed on yourRayTech display You can set up the video application to cycle the The user interfaceWith the video application opened in a new page see page 96 it automatically labels the video images Video 123 or 4 and sets the Cycle videooption to OFF 1 85 D87Once you have connected cameras to RayTech the input type is stored forthe 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 nameYou 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 updates164 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide8 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for video devices 2 to 4 changing the device numbers as applicable These settings are retainedTo set a video cycleWith the video application open1 Click Up2 Toggle the Cycle soft key to ON The application will now automatically cycle through all connected deviceTo stop a video cycleWith the video application open either click any of the video soft keys orby toggling the video cycle soft key to OFFChapter 15 Using video 165 D87841 RayTech video capture166 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideChapter 16 RayTech 167Chapter 16 RayTech161 chapter will help you identify and solve most problems It also details how to contact Raymarine for technical Erratic mouse cursorPossible 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 adapter168 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideProblem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause mulifunction display or compatible multifunction display For a list of compatible Raymarine multifunction displays refer to therunning 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 SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler or SeaTalkhs Network SwitchChapter 16 RayTech 169Problem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause SolutionPC 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 communications 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 responsibility 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 Connected170 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideProblem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause SolutionAn incorrect Network Interface Card NIC is selected when running the When running RayTechs Network Connection Wizard be certain to selectRayTech 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 Connections 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 102138933 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 networkChapter 16 RayTech 171Problem RayTech is not connecting to any external SeaTalkhs cause SolutionThe SeaTalkhs equipment is correctly connected but not communicating 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 communications 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 itselfProblem No instruments cause SolutionA 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 information172 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideProblem No instruments cause is in simulator mode Insert license key and turn off simulator within the instrument settings dialogE85001 Interface box stuck in NMEA mode Use SeaLevel No2105R serial to USB adapterIf Auto Setup does not find SeaTalk or NMEA is there other software eg Disable the auto connect feature in the configuration settings of theIridium or Nokia phone software taking control of the port conflicting product Alternatively use a different port eg USB and use recommended USB to serial adapterNo power applied to Instruments Apply power to your instruments before starting RayTechProblem Windows crashes blue screen errorPossible cause SolutionFaulty USBserial adapter driver software Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu facturers websiteFaulty 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 173Problem RayTech crashes Windows continues to workPossible cause SolutionFaulty USBserial adapter driver software Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu facturers websiteFaulty 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 configuration 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 helpRayTech 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 RayTech174 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideProblem Your PC slows 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 helpProblem with USBserial adapter Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu facturers websiteProblem with serial port Refer to adapter given in RayTech system requirements on or try updating the adapter drivers from the Manu facturers web siteProblem CMap charts are not cause SolutionOne 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 ToolbarCMap 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 175Problem CMap charts are not cause SolutionCMap 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 RayTechYou 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 reader176 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideProblem RayTech cause SolutionWhat 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 RNSRayTech 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 optionThese problems possible causes and solutions are by no means exhaustive If you have any other problems contact Raymarine Technical SupportChapter 16 RayTech 177162 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 yourworld wide web through our worldwide dealer network and by telephone producthelp line If you are unable to resolve a problem please use any of to obtain additional helpWeb supportPlease visit the customer support area of our website website contains Frequently Asked Questions servicing information email access Ask Raymarine to the Raymarine Technical Support Department and details of worldwide Raymarine supportIn the USA call1 603 881 5200 extension 2444In the UK Europe the Middle East or Far East call44 023 9271 4713Product informationIf you need to request service please have the following information tohand Product name Product identity License key178 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 179Appendix A ChartsA1 Introduction A3 Chart formatsThis appendix gives additional information on charts used in RayTech and RayTech uses the latest digitized versions of the following chartsincludes 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 ChartsCAUTION The equipment should not be used as a substitute forgood navigational practice nor for official government paper A4 Chart typescharts Charts fall into three basic typesRayTech makes it very easy to place a waypoint and travel towards itHowever you should always check first that the route is safe If you are Vectorusing RayTech in combination with an autopilot the autopilot will prompt A paper chart that has been digitized into a format consisting of linefor confirmation before it steers the boat towards the waypoint segments Vector charts can be easier to read than a rasterized chart butIf 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 arescale to check for hazards such as small shoals that may not be shown on examples of a vector chartthe smaller scale charts RasterNote Until you are familiar with interpreting the chart display you should A paper chart that has been scanned into a high resolution image A rastertake every opportunity to compare the displayed objects with visual targets chart has the advantage of being virtually identical to the original papersuch as buoys and coastal structures You should practise harbor and coastal chart from which it was scanned Maptech NOAABSB and PCX charts arenavigation during daylight and in clear weather conditions examples of raster charts180 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideAerial imagery view as solid lines connecting waypoints If the route is being followedA high resolution georeferenced rasterized photograph taken from aerial the current leg is shown as a dotted line and the previous legs are removedor satellite sources You can overlay your boats position on such an image from the screen although the waypoints remain displayedand get a visual estimation of your position with reference to based landmarks Navionics aerial photographs and Maptech TracksPhoto Region charts are examples of this type of chart The track function is used to mark onscreen the trail that the vessel has followed as if it had left a visible wakeA5 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 onscreenVector charts used with RayTech include a number of displayed objects for between each point The current track remains on screen even following awhich 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 fromthe right mouse menu to identify an object or chart position and you can external equipment such as multifunction displays RayTechobtain 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 togo All waypoints placed on the chart plotter are stored in a waypoint database list which includes additional information about each route is made up of a series of waypoints To make a route a series ofwaypoints is placed on the chart or can be selected from the a route is created it becomes the current route and is displayed onscreen The current route is maintained even when the system is poweredoff Only one route can be current and is displayed if it is in the fieldof 181Appendix B appendix describes the basics of radar and things that can affect the Scannerradar picture The radar scanner unit illuminates targets with microwave energy and thenB 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 toRadio 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 beof 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 rangesuch as other boats buoys and coastal structures You should practice Maximum radar range is essentially line of sight so is limited by the heightharbor 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 D70051182 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideThe 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 offenough 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 025B 3 Range controlThe radar picture can be viewed at various scales The shortest range scale 3 6 05gives a maximum range of 18 nm measured from the default center to the 6 6 1top of the radar picture The longest range scale gives a maximum range ofbetween 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 183The 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 therange Additional range rings are displayed to the edge of the radar radar scanner providing false echoes or multiple echoespicture at the standard ring interval for the current range and are visible The effects of many false echoes can be minimized and the target presenwhen the center is offset tation clarifiedB 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 signalson 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 falseobjects reflect the radar signals in different ways For example vertical echoes and may be caused by side lobes ghost images indirect echoes orobjects such as cliffs reflect signals better than sloping ones such as multiple This section briefly describes the echo patterns that can be produced byHigh coastlines and mountainous coastal regions can be observed at the false echoes and the likely cause It should be noted that the radar operlongest radar range However the first sight of land may be a mountain ator through observation practice and experience can generally detectseveral miles inland from the coastline The actual coastline may not these conditions very quickly These effects can usually be minimized usingappear on the radar until the boat is close to the line of sight distance the radar controlsThe radar indication may not be similar to your visual observation a nearbysmall object may appear to be the same size as a distant large object onthe radar However with experience the approximate size of can be determined by the relative size and brightness of the echoesSome targets such as buoys and small boats can be difficult to differentiate since they bob and toss about in the waves and do not represent aconsistent reflecting surface Consequently these echoes have a tendencyto fade and brighten and at times to disappear momentarily Buoys andsmall boats often resemble each other but boats can usually be distinguished by their motionNot all radar echoes are produced by hard navigational items Some echoesmay be received from irregularities on the surface of the water particularlyat close range sea clutter or from rain or snow either around the boat or184 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideSide lobes False echo True echo True echo Main lobe Side lobe patterns are produced by small amounts of energy from D70521 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 D70511Indirect echoesThere are several types of indirect echoes or ghost images These sometimes have the appearance of true echoes but in general they and poorly defined 185 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 D70531 as multiple echoes on the display at short D16421 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 anBlind sectors or shadow effect D70541 almost solid such as funnels and masts near the radar antenna mayobstruct the radar beam and cause radar shadows or blind sectors If the Rain is relatively narrow there will be a reduction of the beamintensity though not necessarily a complete cutoff However for wider The radar can see echoes from rain orobstructions there may be a total loss of signal in the shadow area There snow ReTurns from storm areas and rainmay also be multiple echoes which extend beyond the obstruction Blind squalls consist of countless small echoessector effects can normally be minimized by careful selection of the scanner that continuously change size intensitysite 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 D70551186 RayTech RNS V62 Users When two or more radarequipped boats 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 D70561 187Appendix C SonarC1 Introduction C3 Bottom indicationsThe sonar provides a detailed underwater view that helps you to see The bottom usually produces a strong echo enabling the sonar to see greatbottom structure and texture underwater obstructions such as wrecks and detailfish Depth data is also provided and depth and temperature alarms can besetC2 How the sonar works D70571 A hard bottom such as sand produces a thin lineThe sonar application uses a Digital Sounder Module DSM to processsonar signals from a suitable transducer and provide a detailed transducer located on the bottom of the boat sends pulses of sound D70581waves 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 soundtravel 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 isbottom 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 isfish shown as dark grayThe DSM processes these echoes and sends data to the sonar whichdisplays a visual interpretation of the underwater view The strength ofechoes is indicated on the display by different colors You can use to determine the bottom structure the size of fish and otherobjects in the water eg debris or air bubbles D70591Notes 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 data188 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideNotice that the lower layer of the image is shown as a lighter gray indi The same target will appear differently when the transducer frequency iscating a weaker echo This could mean that the upper layer is soft some changed The lower the frequency the broader the marksound waves may get through this layer and be reflected by a more solidlayer below C5 Factors that can impair an imageIt is also possible that the sound waves are making two complete trips Although weaker than bottom or other echoes your sonar picture may behitting the bottom bouncing off the boat the reflecting off the bottom impaired by echoes received from floating or submerged debris air bubblesagain 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 oris 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 YouWhen a target is detected it is displayed on the sonar screen as a mark can however adjust these settings manually if you preferThe size and shape of this mark is influenced by a combination of factors C6 Range and shift valuesBoat speed By default the sonar automatically adjusts the display depth rangeThe shape of a target changes along with the boat speed Slower speeds selecting the shallowest range that keeps the bottom in the lower half ofreturn flatter more horizontal marks As your boats speed increases the the display windowtarget 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 alsoTarget 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 allThe closer the target to the surface the larger the mark on the screen Indi sonar windowsvidual target depths can be displayed using the Target Depth ID function The range setting is indicated in the sonar status bar The following tableTarget size shows the range and shift values that are availableThe larger the target the larger the return on the sonar display Howeverthe size of a fish target is dependent upon the size of the fishs swimbladder rather than its overall size Swim bladder size varies from fish frequency 189Range 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 50190 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 191Appendix D Installation GuidelinesD1 EMC installation guidelinesAll Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to best industry equipment but may cause the loss of some information and maystandards for use in the recreational marine environment change the operating modeTheir 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 unlessthat performance is not compromised Although every effort has been doing so is detailed in the installation manualmade 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 beto understand what factors could affect the operation of the product removed If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it mustThe guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC perfor be reassembled in the same positionmance 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 EMCperformance within the constraints imposed by any location always ensurethe maximum separation possible between different items of electrical The illustration shows cable suppression ferrites used with Raymarine equipmentFor 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 the192 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideD2 System integration SeaTalk2 SeaTalk2 protocol was developed as the Controller Area Network CANThis section provides an overview of system integration and the protocols based version of SeaTalkthat interface with RayTechThe 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 DSMWhat is System Integration sonars and RayTech PCs This Local Area Network LAN enables all of theSystem integration enables various instruments and displays to communi multifunction displays connected in a system to show data from anycate 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 modesThis data exchange is only possible if the data gathering is accurate and NMEA 0183transfer between instruments is fast and accurate The NMEA 0183 Data Interface Standard was developed by the NationalFast 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 information 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 displayThe 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 VTGcentral 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 andsimply by plugging them into the network Some SeaTalk equipment can wind speed dataalso communicate with other nonSeaTalk equipment via the NMEA Guidelines 193D3 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 toThis section explains some of the basic principles involved with NMEA and carry the Tx or Rx signalRS232 electrical connections You may encounter a device that does not properly implement the NMEAKnowledge of this information is not required to connect RayTech to your specification 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 andas a pertinent technical background Rx leads as previously stated DO NOT share the DC power ground circuit RS232 basicsNMEA basics Most desktop and laptop computers have RS232 ports These ports use a 3Most marine electronic devices that output data do so over NMEA ports wire interface in which the transmit and receive leads reference the sameThese ports are known as a balanced pair which means that the data signal ground It is important not to confuse the RS232 cables groundsignal is carried over two wires via an RS422 electrical layer in computer with the boats power ground circuit While the boats power ground maydatacom terminology The signal level is determined by calculating the coincidentally be at the same level as the RS232 signal ground there isvoltage difference between the two wires hence the NMEA output signal no industry standard that requires this Since the RS232 transmit andis called a Differential Data Signal DDS This DDS should not be confused receive data signals reference a common signal ground to maintain theirwith Differential Global Positioning System DGPS which is a GPS system integrity you must connect the signal ground circuit directly between theerror correction method two RS232 linked devicesDDS are designed to be errorresistant by keeping the positive and negative To wire one RS232 device to anotherleads close together for the entire cable run This means that they both pick 1 Connect device As Tx lead to device Bs Rx leadup the same levels of noise which is ultimately subtracted from the signal 2 Connect device As Rx lead to device Bs Tx leadpreserving the signals data integrity 3 Connect device As signal ground SGnd lead to device Bs SGnd leadNMEA 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 signala port meaning that they can transmit or receive only level differences the way you interconnect an RS232 device and an NMEATo connect one NMEA device to another device varies with the application1 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 correct2 Connect device As negative Transmit Tx lead to device Bs negative connections Receive Rx lead194 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo wire an RS232 device to provide input to an NMEA device Always use an RS232NMEA converter with optical isolation on the1 Connect the RS232 device TX lead to the NMEA device RX lead signal lines2 Connect the RS232 device SGnd lead to the NMEA device RX lead Always use PCs and other devices that are directly DC poweredTo wire an RS232 device to provide and receive input from D5 Cables and cable runsan NMEA device When installing system cables consider the following1 Connect the RS232 device Tx lead to the NMEA device Rx lead2 Connect the RS232 device Rx lead to the NMEA device Tx lead All cables should be adequately secured protected from physical3 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 avoidedThere are some infrequent cases where binding the NMEA device Tx andRx leads together may cause difficulties If you do encounter problems Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead ayou will need to use an RS232 to NMEA converter between the two watertight feedthrough should be useddevices 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 wayshould be noted that the modern Furuno radar systems do require a Do not pull cables through a bulkhead or deckhead using a cordconverter attached to the connector This could damage the connectionsD4 Circuit grounding issues D6 Proper cable shieldingThe most important issue in electrical connections is proper circuit For all but the shortest length cable runs data cables must be shielded togrounding In addition to all of the other electrical gremlins that poor prevent them from picking up electrical noise from other devices and togrounding gives rise to instrument signals are easily scrambled if they are keep them from radiating potential interference If you encounter a databadly grounded This results in erratic and unreliable displays Installations corruption problem a good place to begin is with theusing both AC and DC current have a separate ground circuit for each In cable shielding especially on longer cable runs Make sure the cablesuch cases the checklist that follows will ensure that the ground circuits shielding hasnt been scraped off by being squeezed through a tight areaare kept fully isolated D7 Preventing interference and crosstalk Always use isolating transformers or a separate powerinverter 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 WGS84While it may be convenient to bundle power and data cables together this 3 Using Raymarine cable Part NoE86001 connect the leads as followscauses crosstalk between them which results in scrambled and unusabledata If you must cross a power cable when running a data cable try to Cable color GPS leadmake the crossing as close to 90o as possible never run power and datacables parallel within the same bundle Yellow Rx NMEA output may also be labelled Tx Tx Data out or NMEAIf 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 ofinterference and crosstalk Black SGnd Not usedD8 Interfacing RayTech Green Tx Not usedThis section explains how to connect various instruments and devices that Black SGnd NMEA outputcan 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 dataThe connection between the PC that is running RayTech and your instru from your GPS and will output additional collected NMEA data such asments is achieved using a serial data cable Raymarine Part No E86001 position heading speed water depth etcOne end of the serial data cable connects directly to your PCs Serial Portthe other to the various devicesIf your PC does not have a serial port you will require a USBSerial adapterFor full details of suitable adapters refer to directly to an NMEA GPSConnecting RayTech to a Global Positioning System GPS is the simplestway to get position data196 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTo connect directly to an NMEA equipped instrument system For connecting to a single Raymarine multifunction display you will need toConnect the cables as follows purchase a SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler Part NoE55060 Raymarine recommends the use of SeaTalkhs network cables to connect the CrossoverCable color NMEA instrument lead Coupler to the PC or laptop and the SeaTalkhs deviceYellow 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 SeaTalkPCNMEA interface Part No E85001 For full details of this connection refer to RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA InterfaceBlack 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 switchGreen 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 PCBlack 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 RayTechD9 Connecting Raymarine equipment If the range changes the units are communicating using SeaTalkhsThe sections that follow detail how to connect RayTech to Raymarine 6 You can now set up RayTech for use as you requireSeaTalk and SeaTalkhs equipment To connect a PC to a single Raymarine multifunction 1 Connect the ethernet port of the PC to the SeaTalkhs CrossoverThe PC on which you are running RayTech can be connected to external Coupler using a SeaTalkhs network cableSeaTalkhs equipment as part of an integrated system or as a single 2 Connect the SeaTalkhs Crossover Coupler to the display using arepeater SeaTalkhs network cableRaymarine recommends the use of a SeaTalkhs patch cable to connect your 3 Power the PCPC or laptop to a SeaTalkhs switch 4 Open RayTech on the PCInstallation Guidelines 197 RayTech will now run an internal program to automatically create an IP address and connect to the SeaTalkhs network Instruments5 In RayTech open a new radar page VideoCamera6 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 GPS7 You can now set up RayTech for use as you requireIf you need to connect the PC to an additional network you will need a Multifunction displaysecond 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 CH 169 HILO WX SCAN WATCH SQdynamic IP configuration server DHCP is detected by RayTech the soft orware will load but it will be unable to communicate with SeaTalkhs A Digital Radome scannerwarning to this effect will be displayed For full details of configuring your AIS receiversystem under these circumstances refer to the Customer Support section Additional PC or laptop SeaTalkhs running RNS DSM sonar switch Multifunction display Weather receiver D119051 Figure D1 RayTech as part of a multinode SeaTalkhs network198 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide RayTech RNS Radar scanner GPS RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface 9 pin cable Part NoE85001 Part No E86001 Cable to SeaTalk System Multifunction display 1 RS232 RS232 2 3 SeaTalk SeaTalk 4 5 SeaTalkhs crossover coupler 6 NMEA NMEA 7 D88001 D84111 PC running Figure D3 RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA interface box RNSFigure D2 SeaTalkhs Crossover Guidelines 199SeaTalk devices clean and greasefreeYou can connect an instrument system using the Raymarine SeaTalk data easily accessible for cablingformat reasonably well protected from physical damageSeaTalk devices can be connected directly to your PC or laptop using the 9 To mount the interface boxpin cable Raymarine Part No E 86001 and the SeaTalk system using theRayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface Raymarine Part No E85001 is 1 Once you have found a suitable location thoroughly clean the surface withdetailed in the following section an alcohol based cleanerRayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface 2Remove the protective backingThe RayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA interface converts the SeaTalk data format from the RS232 signals and vice versa When configuring your instrument Interface box and firmly press onconnections within RayTech the COM port to which SeaTalk is connected to the mounting surfacemust be set to Raymarine Direct SeaTalk The connections are shown in 3Alternatively the interface boxRayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA interface box on page 198 and are listed may be attached using the twobelow selftapping screws provided 9pin cable Part NoE86001 4Remove the top of the interface 1 Yellow box by gently squeezing the lid at 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 GreenMounting the interface boxTo mount your SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface box select a suitable locationthat is away from direct contact with water200 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideRayTech SeaTalkPCNMEA Interface after connecting your interface box you have any problems with your PC the following check list may help cure the problemSymptom Cause ActionRayTech RayTech has not Verify that the recommended serial toLED unlit communicated USB adapter has been used with the interface Run the Automatic instrument detec tion featureSeaTalk LED Not connected to Check the connections between theunlit other SeaTalk interface box and other SeaTalk products productsNMEA LED 1Not connected Check the connections between theunlit 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 201Appendix E ToolbarsThis appendix gives details of the menu hierarchy used in the RayTech toolbars They are intended as a reference guide only Full details of individual functions are contained within the relevant chapters of this handbookMain menu D70601File menuCommand Action Command ActionOpen New Page Displays New Page dialog box Set up Displays set up dialog boxInstall charts Starts chart search and installation Tracks Displays tracks dialog Route Displays the Route and Waypoints ImportExport Close Pane Closes active paneWaypoints dialog boxManage charts Displays chart manager dialog box Close Page Closes the active page and the selection pageLayers Displays layers dialog box Exit Exits RayTech202 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideWaypoint menuCommand Action Command ActionPlace Waypoint at Vessel Places a new waypoint at your boats Move destination to vessel Moves the destination waypoint to your boats current position current positionPlace Waypoint at cursor Places a new waypoint at the cursors Manage waypoints Displays Waypoint dialog box current positionMan Overboard Places a Man Overboard marker at your Enter Waypoint Displays the Enter Waypoints transfer dialog box boats current positionCancel Man Overboard Cancels Man Overboard marker Empty Waypoint Recycle Permanently deletes all waypoints in the waypoint bin recycle binMove origin to vessel Moves the waypoint you are departing to your boats current positionRoute menuCommand Action Command ActionFollow 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 routeClear 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 203Route menuCommand Action Command ActionNext leg Advances to the next leg of the active route Route details Displays the route details dialog box for the active routePrevious leg ReTurns to the previous leg of the active Manage routes Displays the Manage routes dialog box routeChoose Route Displays the Route dialog box Reverse Active Route Reverses the active routeEdit Route Displays the Choose route to edit dialog boxTools menuCommand Action Command ActionFind ship Centers and displays your boat on the Databoxes Displays the databox dialog box active chartRange In Zooms in the active chart radar sonar or Other vessel tracking Displays Other vessel tracking dialog box 3DpageRange 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 boxVessel Offset Choose the vessel offset Cache CMap cartography Displays the Cache CMap cartography dialog box204 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideTools menuCommand Action Command ActionRadar Displays the radar dialog box GPS Status Displays the GPS status dialog boxSonar Displays the sonar dialog box Prestart Sets starting gun countdown timer3D Displays the 3D dialog box Data Trak Graphs live instrument dataAIS Displays the AIS set up options Applications Enables you to open Polars Engine Panel and Navigation numbersSet New Ruler Sets the cursor to draw a new ruler hsb2 info Displays the hsb2 information dialog boxClear Rulers Clears all rulers from the screen Video Capture setup Displays Video capture devices dialog boxView menuCommand Action Command Displays toolbar customize dialog box TidesCurrents toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding bar Displays or hides the function bar 3D toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbarTabs 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 205Command Action Command ActionCharting 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 toolbarAlarm toolbar Displays or hides the corresponding toolbarWindow menuCommand Action Command ActionSelect 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 StartedSplit vertically Splits the active page vertically PC Mode Changes the software into PC modeHelp menuCommand Action Command ActionHelp topics Displays index of help topics Online support Links RayTech to Raymarine Online Technical SupportSystem Diagnostics Displays your systems information dialog Online purchase Enables online purchase of RayTech license box keys206 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideCommand Action Command ActionRayTech Home page Links RayTech to Raymarine RayTech web About RayTech Displays details of software version pagesOnline updates Links RayTech to downloadable software updatesOnline registration Enables you to register RayTech onlineStandard toolbar D70611Command Action Command ActionNew Page Displays the Open new page dialog box Range Out Zooms out the active chart radar sonar or 3D pageRuler Sets the cursor to draw a new ruler Layers Displays the Layers dialog boxMOB Places a Man Overboard marker at the Charting Displays the Chart properties dialog box boats current positionFind Vessel Centers and displays your boat on the Set Up Displays the Set up dialog box active chartRange In Zooms in the active chart radar sonar or Toolbars Displays the Toolbars menu 3Dpage 207Routes and waypoints toolbar D70621Command Action Command ActionGoto Cursor Creates a new waypoint at the cursor and Undo waypoint Deletes the selected waypoint makes it the target waypointCreate route Enables you to create a new route Edit route Displays the Choose route to edit dialog boxCreate 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 D70631Command Action Command ActionRaster charts Turns onoff raster chart layer Topo charts Turns onoff topographical chart layerNavionics Chart Turns onoff Navionics chart layer Radar Overlay Turns onoff chart overlay with active radar image208 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuideCommand Action Command ActionPhoto Charts overlay Turns onoff satellite photographic image Quilting Turns onoff chart quilting layer North Up Enables change of motion modeAnimation toolbar D70641 a b c d e 1 2 3 4 5Command Action Command Action1 Sets playback start time 4 Displays date of animation to be played2 Sets playback finish time 5 Animation controls a Rewind3 Sets playback speed b Play c Fast forward d End of track e Pause 209Alarms toolbar Details and accesses alarms toolbar D70661Command Action Command ActionPrevious month Displays data for previous month Next day Displays data for next 24 hoursPrevious day Displays data for the previous day Next month Displays data for next monthSelect date Displays date selection dialog box Select station Displays the Tide station dialog box210 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide3D toolbar D88031BA 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 211Yacht racing toolbar D70691Command Action Command ActionBottom mark Enables you to manually set racecourse Next leg Makes next leg of racecourse the active leg bottom markTop mark Enables you to manually set racecourse top Prev leg Makes previous leg of racecourse the active mark legBottom by laser Enables you to set racecourse bottom mark Set leg Sets the leg of racecourse via laserTop by laser Enables you to set racecourse top mark via Americas Cup course Displays Americas Cup course dialog box laser212 RayTech RNS V62 Users GuidePrestart toolbarCommand Action Command ActionSet Port Enables you to manually set the port 01 1 minute starting buoy positionSet Starb Enables you to manually set the starboard 04 4 minutes Sets start gun countdown timer to selected starting buoy position intervalPort by laser Enables you to set port start buoy position 05 5 minutes via laserStarb by laser Enables you to set port start buoy position 10 10 minutes via laser 15 15 minutesWeather toolbar D70711Command Action Command ActionPressure Turns onoff isobars and speed layer Temperature Turns onoff ocean temperature layerWind Turns onoff wind direction layer Currents Turns onoff ocean currents layer 213Databox toolbar D70721Command Action Command ActionSettings Displays the Databox settings dialog box Insert channel Displays Databox selection listFloat Enables you to float docked databoxes Delete channel Displays Databox list dialog boxDock Enables you to dock floated databoxes Modify channel Displays Databox list dialog boxDelete Removes a databox Channel Up Displays the next level of channel selected in the Databox selection listAdd Creates a new databox Channel down Displays one level down of selected channel in the databox selection listDefault databoxes Restores default RayTech databoxes214 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 215Appendix F List of abbreviations m metersAC Alternating Current MARPA Mini Automatic Radar Plotting AidAIS Automatic Identification System MOB Man OverBoardCD Compact Disk nm nautical milesCOG Course Over Ground NMEA National Marine Electronics AssociationCPA Closest Point of Approach NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Direct Current PC Personal ComputerDDS Differential Data Signal RAM Random Access MemoryDGPS Differential Global Positioning System ROM Read Only MemoryDSM Digital Sounder Module RX ReceiveEBL Electronic Bearing Line SHM Ships Heading MarkerFTC Fast Time Constant sm Sonar MarkGPS Global Positioning System CDI Course and Deviation IndicatorGRIB GRIdded Binary SOG Speed Over GroundGUI Graphical User Interface SST Sea Surface TemperaturekHz kilo Hertz TCPA Time to Closest Point of Approachkts knots216 RayTech RNS V62 Users Guide 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 217Appendix G Glossary of Meaning Definition Active route The route on a chart which is being used for navigationAwa 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 degreesAws 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 knotsCOG Course over ground Your direction of movement relative to a ground positionCTS Course to steer The heading you need to maintain in order to reach your destinationTab 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 degreesTwa True wind angle The angle between True wind direction Twd and the centerline of your boat Twa is measured in degrees218 RayTech RNS V62 Users Meaning DefinitionTwd 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 degreesVmg Velocity made good The boats speed towards or away from the Twd used to measure performance relative to upwinddownwind targets
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