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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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