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the Weather application up the weather weather the weather application40 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideImportant guide contains an explanation of how to install commission and maintain your Raymarine SR50SR100 Sirius weather System for use with yourRaymarine display Intended useThis product is a weather information system consisting of a receiver andantenna The intended application is as one component of a for leisure marine boats and workboats not covered by information presented by the Sirius weather service is advisory onlyYou acknowledge the risk of incomplete and erroneous information andassume complete responsibility and risks associated with this device andaccordingly release Raymarine Sirius Satellite Radio Inc Navcast Inc andWSI Corporation from any and all claims arising from the use of thisservice By using this service you acknowledge and agree that you haveread the terms of the subscription agreement for this service and agree toall of the terms contained therein If you do not have the you may view a copy at or call 18008695480 for a copy to be sent to youEMC conformanceAll Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best for use in the recreational marine environment The design andmanufacture of Raymarine equipment and accessories conforms to theappropriate Compatibility EMCndards but is required to ensure that performance is not compromised Forfull details and installation guidelines refer to register your new Raymarine product please take a few minutes to fillout the warranty card It is important that you complete the owner information and return the card to us to receive full warranty benefits Yourproduct can also be registered via our Important information 2Handbook informationTo the best of our knowledge the information contained in this handbookwas correct as it went to press Raymarine cannot accept any liability forany inaccuracies or omissions it may containIn addition our policy of continuous product improvement may without notice As a result Raymarine cannot accept liabilityfor any differences between the product and the this handbook the dedicated labelled keys are shown in boldcapitals eg The soft key functions are shown in italics eg SAVEALL Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideSafety aidWhen this product is used within a navigation system it isonly an aid to navigation Its accuracy can be affected bymany factors including equipment failure or defects environmental conditions and improper use or handling It isthe users responsibility to exercise common prudence judgements This product should not berelied upon as a substitute for such prudence and judgement Always maintain a permanent watch so that you canrespond to situations as they equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with the Raymarine instructions provided withinthis guide Failure to do so could result in poor personal injury andor damage to your safetyMake sure the power supply is switched OFF before youmake any electrical NOT cut cables or remove connectors as this will severely reduce system performance If a longer cable is required you will need to purchase a replacement cable from a suitable dealerIf a shorter cable is required coil excess cable neatly and secure out of the cableCutting or splicing the antenna cable will result in severely reduced system performance Safety notices 4CAUTIONInline fuseIf you do not have a breaker in the power circuit an inline 2A slow blow fuse should be fitted to the positive red lead of the power system is not intended for use on positive ground boats The power cable earth screen must be connected to the boats RF ground upgradeWhile this software upgrade is not intended to erase data stored in your displays internal memory it is strongly recommended that you perform a backup before upgrading software should anything interrupt the upgrade supplyAlways turn your weather system OFF before carrying out routine maintenance5 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation Installation equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Compatibility EMCegulations but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised The guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC performance but it is recognized that it may not be possible to meet all of these conditions in all situations To ensure the best possible conditions for EMC performance within the constraints imposed by any location always ensure the maximum separation possible between different items of electrical EMC performance it is recommended that wherever equipment and the cables connected to it areAt least 3 ft 1 mm any equipment transmitting or cables carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the case of SSB radios the distance should be increased to 7 ft 2 mMore than 7 ft 2 mfrom the path of a radar beam A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiating elementThe product is supplied from a separate battery from that used for engine start Power supply voltages below the minimum specified for a product and starter motor transients can cause the product to reset This will not damage the product but may cause the loss of some information and may change the operating modeRaymarine specified cables are used Cutting and rejoining these cables can compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless doing so is detailed in the installation FerritesIf a supplied cable is fitted with a suppression ferrite the ferrite must not be removed unless it is necessary to facilitate installation Any ferrite thus removed must be replaced in the original position immediately installation is completeIf additional suppression ferrites are required use only ferrites supplied by to Other EquipmentIf Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine a Raymarine suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near the Raymarine unitT210T3UV 6Whats in the boxWhat tools do I need 15 malk25 ft 710 ft 3 m25 ft 710 ft 3 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuidePlanning the planning the installation and choosing locations for the antenna and receiver consider the following should also choose the installation site so that a power cable can be easily removed AntennaYou should also ensure that the installation site has easy access from below in an area clear of cables and dangers and other the receiver from extremes of temperatureDO NOT place the receiver near an engine or where fuel vapor could be presentDO NOT install the receiver where it is likely to get wet or where it can be splashed with waterDO NOT install the receiver where it can be kicked or clear view of the sky where it can be kicked or horizontal Surface 8Cable runsConsider the following points before installing the system cablesYou will need to connect the antenna ethernet and power cables to the receiverAll cables should be adequately clamped and protected from physical damage and exposure to heatAvoid running cables through bilges or doorways or close to moving or hot objectsNote Acute bends must be avoided minimum bend radius 25mmWhere a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead a watertight gland or swan neck tube should be usedDO NOT cut the cables or remove the connectorsDO NOT pull cables through bulkheads using a cord attached to the connector This could damage the cables in place using tiewraps or lacing twine Bundling cables in a way not to produce sharp bends as this can adversely effect the performance of the SR50SR100You will need to run the following cablesPower cableSeaTalk network cable SR100 onlySeaTalkNG network cable SR50 onlyAntenna cableAudio Cable SR50 onlyPower cableA 10 ft 3m power cable is supplied This cable has a connector plug for connecting to the weather receiver at one end and three wires at the other for connecting to your boats power supply This cable may be extended to a distance of 60 ft 20m using a suitable wire gauge AWG 12 or greater For full details of power connections refer to Power cable on page15SeaTalk network cable SR100 onlyA 49 ft 15m network cable is supplied This cable should be used to connect your SR100 weather receiver to either a SeaTalk Network Switch or cross over coupler to connect to your ESeries display or GSeries processor If a longer cable is required it should be purchased from your local Raymarine dealer For full details of available cable lengths refer to SeaTalkhs SR100 Specific on page16Seatalk network cableSR50 onlyA 10ft 3Mcable is suppliedThis cable makes up a complete terminated Seatalk network and power solution This cable should be used to connect your SR50 weather receiver to your Cseries display and also supply power to the SeaTalk network If a longer cable is required it should be purchased from your local Raymarine dealer The cable supplied NOT cut cables or remove connectors as this will severely reduce system performance If a longer cable is required you will need to purchase a replacement cable from a suitable dealerIf a shorter cable is required bundle excess cable neatly and secure out of the way ensuring not to exceed the minimum bend radius of Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation Guidewith the product is used only if the case is that there are no other existing SeaTalk SeaTalk2 or NMEA2000 products being used in the system in this case separate accessory cables needs to be purchasedAudio cable SR50 onlyA 5ft 15m cable is supplied The audio cable should be used to connect your SR50 weather receiver to your external audio deviceAntenna cableAn antenna cable of 25 ft 75med This RF coax cable should be used to connect the antenna to the weather receiver If a longer cable is required it should be purchased from your Shakespeare dealer For full details of available cable lengths refer to Accessories on the systemThe following section gives details of how to install your SR50SR100 Sirius weather receiver and receiver should be installed a minimum of 3 ft 1m away from an engine compass or any magnetic 10space for cable bends connections VerticalNo8 x 34screw x411 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideAntenna install Pedestal mountingNote If you are attaching the antenna directly to a flat surface the cable with its connector attached can be routed through a 916 hole drilled in the mounting surface as described below or passed through the mounting flangeThe antenna consists of the following componentsWhen selecting the antenna installation site check that the area below the site has easy access and is clear of cables and other the gasket as a template mark the center hole and 3 fixing cableCutting or splicing the antenna cable will result in severely reduced system performanceIt is essential that the antenna TNC cable connector and the antenna base are isolated from the ships groundMounting 12Use a 916 drill bit to drill the center hole and a 764 drill bit to make pilot holes for the fixing screwsFix the mounting gasket and flange into position using the supplied screwsThread the cable and connector through the mounting flange and gasket Attach the antenna to the mounting flange making sure the O ring is in mountingIf you are attaching the antenna directly to a nonmetallic flat surface the cable with its connector attached can be routed through a 916 hole drilled in the mounting surface It is recommended to seal the hole drilled to prevent water ingress with a suitable up to 14 6mmkDo not cut the cable and do not remove the connectorStep 1 Drill a 916 mounting hole For mounting surfaces from 14 to 1 thick use the extension shaft suppliede the 6 antenna lead with TNC female connector through the center of the extension shaft Thread the Extension Shaft onto the existing antenna shaft and tightenDirect surface mounting for surfaces up to 14 inch thick Lock Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideStep 2 Pass the connector cable and shaft if usedom the SRA40 through the hole Surfaces 14 6mm to 1 254mmickNote A standard 1 x 14TPI generic rail mount is also available Refer to individual manufacturers installation guides for fitting surface mounting for surfaces 14 to 1 inch thick Lock 14System section deals with connecting your SR50SR100 Sirius weather system after Sirius weather systems are shown in the following ReceiverPower Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideConnector panelThe connector panel of the receiver provides the following connection socketsSR50 systemPower for connecting the system to your boats DC power Network Ycable for connecting the receiver to your display also required to be connected to power supply to provide power to the SeaTalk busAntenna for connecting the antenna to the systemAudio for connecting to an audio output device ie Power AmplifierThe connector panel also contains a Light Emitting Diode LEDndicate system status for diagnostic purposes For full details of the status LED refer to Status LED on page20SR100 systemPower for connecting the system to your boats DC power supplySeaTalk for connecting the receiver to your boats SeaTalk NetworkAntenna for connecting the antenna to the systemAudio The connector panel also contains a light emitting diode LEDdicate system status for diagnostic purposes For full details of the status LED refer to Status LED on page20 Power cableSirius weather systems are intended for use on your boats DC power system With an operating range of 9 V to 32 V There is no power switch on the SR50SR100 Sirius weather receiver it automatically turns on when the system is poweredThe power connection for your system should be made at either the output of the battery isolator switch or at a DC power distribution panel The power must be fed directly to the system through its own dedicated cable system and MUST be protected by a thermal circuit breaker or fuse installed close to the power connectionA 10 ft 3 m cable is supplied with your system for connecting to the boats DC power supply as NGAUDIOSEATALK fuseIf you do not have a breaker in the power circuit an inline 2A slow blow fuse should be fitted to the positive red lead of the power 16Extending the power cableThe power cable may be extended up to a maximum length of 60 ft 20musing a suitable AWG 12 multistranded cableNote If the power connections are accidentally reversed the system will not work Raymarine recommends using a multimeter to ensure that the power lead is connected with the correct the systemYour boats power system should be eitherNegative grounded with the negative battery terminal connected to the boats ground orFloating with neither battery terminal connected to the boats groundIt is important that an effective RF ground is connected to your weather systemYou must ground your weather system by connecting the Shield wire screen of the power cable to the nearest ground point on your boats RF system If you need to extend the wire the extension wire should be an 8 mm braid or AWG 10 multistrand cable If your boat does not have an RF system connect the Shield wire Screento the negative battery SR100 SpecificThe supplied SeaTalk high speed network cable should be connected from the receiver to a SeaTalk switch or a crossover coupler as shownto enable connection to your Raymarine system is not intended for use on positive ground boats The power cable earth screen must be connected to the boats RF ground systemRed 1224 VBlack 0VSR100 Weather Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideSeaTalk Network Ycable SR50 SpecificThe supplied SeaTalknetwork Ycable should be connected from the receiver to the relevant port at the rear of your Raymarine CSeries display it is also to provide the SeaTalk network with powerAntenna cableThe antenna cable should be used to connect the antenna to the weather receiver If a cable length greater than the 25 ft 75 m supplied is required a substitute cable of suitable length should be purchased from your Shakespeare dealer ensuring that a maximum length of 90 ft 274 mis not exceeded If this maximum is exceeded then this will cause the unit to operate either poorly or not at allSeaTalkSR50 Weather cableCutting or splicing the antenna cable will result in severely reduced system 18System activationWith your Sirius weather system correctly installed this section details how to activate Sirius weather application on your the weather system and your display powered ON1Open a weather application page on your display and make it active For full details of how to do this refer to the relevant display handbook2Press the MENU key The Setup dialog box appears3Use the trackpad to highlight Weather Setup Menu4Use the trackpad to enter Weather Setup MenuYour Sirius Weather ID number is displayed on the first line of the Weather Setup Menu5Make a note of your Sirius Weather ID number6Contact Sirius Weather at 18008695480 to activate your systemWeather Setup MenuSystem SetupAlarm SetupSirius Weather ID XXXXXXXXXWind Symbol ArrowMarine Watchbox Alerts 150nm19 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideUpgrading weather receiver softwareThe following section gives details of how to carry out an upgrade of your SR50SR100 weather receiver softwareNote Upgrades made to the SR50 can take approximately 20 MinsBefore upgrading your weather receiver software 2 pieces of hardware are necessary to complete this processA blank CompactFlash CF memory cartridge of 8 Megabytes capacity or larger Raymarine recommends using SanDisk brand CF cards A CF readerwriter device for your PC or Mac This device will be used to copy the files downloaded from Raymarinecom to the CF cardThe CF readerwriter can be an external device eg connected by USB to your computer can be internalbuilt inDownloading the software upgrade1Point your web browser to to Customer support Software update pages3Download the latest version for your SR50SR100 weather the onscreen software to your weather receiverEnsure your SR50SR100 weather receiver and display are powered 1Power up your display and SR50SR100 unit Wait until the Sirius disclaimer is displayed then power down your display only The SR50SR100 should remain powered with the Status LED flashing amber2Insert a CF card containing the software upgrade into the display Power up your display you will see the Upgrade Utility screen Ensure the software upgrade version is highlighted in the left hand column if not use the trackpad to do so 3Press the Upgrade Remote Unit soft key4Press the Upgrade Remote Unit on Ethernet soft key SR100ST2 SR50The Upgrade progress bar appearsThe progress bar will begin updating If they do not begin updating within 30 seconds checkithat the correct software revision was selectediithat the SR50SR100 weather receiver is powered and status LED is flashing as per item 2 aboveiiithat the Displayweather receiver data cable connection is intact5When the update process is complete remove the CF card from the card reader slot6Press the REBOOT soft key Your display will restart automatically Read Critical Warning Your SR50SR100 weather receiver system and display are now ready for normal operation For full details of how to operate your SR50SR100 Weather Application refer to the relevant display manual A copy of this manual is available from the relevant product pages at SR50SR100 weather receiver unit MUST remain powered on for ten minutes after the upgrade is complete Failure to do so could result in incomplete processing of the upgrade and subsequently the SR50SR100 will not properly reboot The unit would then have to be returned to Raymarine for 20Maintenance and section provides information on routine maintenance and that can be carried out by the Power supplyAlways turn your weather system OFF before carrying out routine SR50SR100 Sirius weather unit is a sealed unit DO NOT remove the cover of the receiver Adjustments require specialized service procedures and tools only available to qualified service technicians There are no user serviceable parts or checksRoutine checks are limited to the following periodical checksExamine the cables for signs of damage such as chafing cuts or nicksCheck that the cable connectors are firmly attached and dust caps are fitted to any connection not in useCleaningIf you find it necessary to clean the unit follow these basic proceduresWipe the module clean with a damp clothIf necessary use isopropyl alcohol IPA or a mild detergent solution to remove any grease Raymarine product prior to packing and shipping has been subjectedto comprehensive test and quality assurance programs However if theunit should develop a fault please refer to the following section to identifythe most likely cause and the corrective action required to restore If you still have a problem after referring to the contact your local dealer national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services Department for further adviceStatus LEDThe LED on the connector panel provides valuable information on thestatus of your Sirius Weather system The LED blinks green while the system is operating normally If the unitdetects a problem the LED blinks amber to indicate a warning or red toindicate an error The pattern of the LED blink is a code representing thenature of the problem For multiple warningserrors the codes are given insequence with a 15 second pause between the indications The following table shows the LED status codes and their meaningsLED colorLED ON 2 sec OFFAntenna sec ON 1 sec OFF 1 sec ON 2 sec Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideIt is normal during the first minute of initial power that the receiver statusLED shows no activity and remains off During the second minute the statusLED will start to flash the amber or red fault strings Typically duringnormal operation a flashing green LED will occur within 90 seconds ofinitial power If there is no LED indication of any sort displayed after 90seconds you should check the inline fuse or circuit breakerA blinking LED indicates an internal fault condition If this contact Raymarine Technical following accessories are available from your local dealer national distributor or Raymarine Customer Service DepartmentThe following accessories are available from your local Shakespeare Minute of power upSR50Part No SR100 CablesE5504915 m SeaTalk Network cable E550505 m SeaTalk Network cableLED colorLED m SeaTalk Network cableE5505220 m SeaTalk Network cablePart No SR50 CablesR690533 m for SeaTalk Network Ycable Network and PowerR0826515m Audio cablePart No Antenna ft antenna cable and ft antenna cable and ft antenna cable and connectors Maximum AntennaPart No SR100 CablesT880T3UV 22Technical Technical SupportWhen requesting service please quote the following product Repair and NH 03054 4801Monday through Friday 0815 1700Savings Time23 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideGlossary of weather frontThe boundary between two different air masses where cold air pushes warm air out of the way and brings colder weatherCyclone A large area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by winds A low also called a depression Also the name used for a hurricane in the Indian Ocean and Western area of low pressure Also called a cycloneDry lineA region where there is a strong gradient in dew point temperatures It is often found in a region where strong thunderstorms Something that tells us what the weather is probably going to be likeFront The boundary between two masses of air with different temperatures ie a mass of cold air and a mass of warm airHighAlso known as an anticyclone an area of high atmospheric pressure with a system of winds rotating outwards This usuallmeans dry weather It is the opposite of a lowHigh Pressure A mass of air that presses down strongly on the surface of the Earth because it is being cooled and is therefore more dense 24HurricaneA violent spiralling storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean with winds over 120 kph Such storms usually have a lifespan of several days Also known as a typhoon or tropical cyclone There are 5 levels of 1Winds 7495 mph 6482 kt or 119153 kmhrm surge generally 45 ft above normal No real damage to building structures Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes shrubbery and trees Some damage to poorly constructed signs Also some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage Category 2Winds 96110 mph 8395 kt or 154177 kmhr Storm surge generally 68 feet above normal Some roofing material door and window damage of buildings Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down Considerable damage to mobile homes poorly constructed signs and piers Coastal and lowlying escape routes flood 24 hours before arrival ofthe hurricane centre Small craft in unprotected anchorages break 3Winds 111130 mph 96113 kt or 178209 kmhrtorm surge generally 912 ft above normal Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed Lowlying escape routes are cut by rising water 35 hours before arrival of the centre of the hurricane Flooding near the coast destroys with larger structures damaged by battering from floating debris Terrain continuously lower than 5 ft above mean sea level may be flooded inland 8 miles 13 kmEvacuation of lowlying residences with several blocks of the shorelinmay be required Category 4 Winds 131155 mph 114135 kt or 210249 kmhrrm surge generally 1318 ft above normal More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences Shrubs trees and all signs are blown down Complete destruction of mobile homes Extensive damage to doors and windows Lowlying escape routes may be cut by rising water 35 hours before arrival of the centre of the hurricane Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore Terrain lower than 10 ft above sea level may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential areas as far inland as 6 miles 10 km Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideCategory 5Winds greater than 155 mph 135 kt or 249 kmhrm surge generally greater than 18 ft above normal Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away All shrubs trees and signs blown down Complete destruction of mobile homes Severe and extensive window and door damage Lowlying escape routes are cut by rising water 35 hours before arrival of the centre of the hurricane Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 ft above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 510 miles 816 km shoreline may be required Isobar A line on a weather map linking areas with equal air of static electricity in the atmosphere usually between the ground and a storm cloudLowAlso called a depression this region of low pressure can mean wet weatherLow Pressure A mass of air that presses down only weakly on the surface of the Earths surface as it is warmed and it therefore less denseMillibar A unit used to measure atmospheric Front An area where warm air is pushed upwards as a cold front overtakes a warm front and pushes underneath that is released from the atmosphere as rain drizzle hail sleet or snow as well as dew and fogPressure Centre A region of high or low 26Squall lineA nonfrontal band or line of thunderstorms Super typhoonA typhoon that reaches maximum sustained 1minute surface winds of at least 65 ms 130 kt 150 mphhis is the equivalent of a strong category 4 or 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin or a category 5 severe tropical cyclone in the Australian basin Tornado A funnelshaped whirlwind which extends to the ground from storm cloudsTropical cycloneA low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and in the Northern Hemisphere a circulation of winds near the earths depressionAn organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph 33 kt or lessTropical stormAn organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 3973 mph 3463 ktTropics An area on the Earths surface that lies between 30 north and 30 south of the elongated area of relatively low atmospheric pressure usually extending from the centre of a low pressure region TyphoonThe name for a tropical storm originating in the Pacific Ocean usually the China Sea They are basically the same as the hurricanes of the Atlantic Ocean and the cyclones of the Bay of BengalWave cycloneA storm or lowpressure centre that moves along a Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideUsing the Weather chapter is intended to give an overview of how to operate the of your C or ESeries display and is applicable to systems beingoperated in US waters only Note Ensure you have the latest up to date version of the handbook for your individual Display CESerieshich can be accessed online at look for the Manuals under Customer Support Software upgrades may take place changing the operability of the software as described in this your Sirius weather receiver to obtain the data regularly and warnings with details of current and expected weather conditions can be seen on your display The weather application enables you to overlay historical live and forecasted weather graphics over a world map on your C or ESeries display Italso provides forecasts and warnings in a text formatSetting up the you are able to use the weather application you will need to makesure that the following steps have been carried outYour Sirius Weather Receiver has been installed and connected in accordance with the instructions contained in the Installation and Connection sections of this handbook Your C or ESeries display is running a version of software that includes the weather applicationYou have obtained a Sirius ID number and activated the system as detailed in System activation on page18 of this handbookYour C or ESeries display has obtained a GPS fix on your boats positionWith all of the above steps completed you now need to set up your systemto show the required weather information To do this you need toCustomize a page setConfigure your weather the information a page setThe weather application does not appear in a preconfigured page set Youneed to set up a page set to include a weather application windowFor full details of how to customize a page set refer to the relevant your weather an active window showing the weather application you cancustomize the configuration to suit your particular method of you will probably only need to do this the first time you use theweather application you are able to make changes at any time you wantto Any changes are retained by the system even when powered OffTo configure your weather MENU The Set up dialog box 282Press trackpad UpDown to highlight Weather Setup Menu3Press trackpad Right The Weather Setup Menu appears4Press trackpad UpDown to highlight Wind Symbol5Press trackpad Right The Wind Symbol options of barbs or arrows appear6Press trackpad UpDown to select Wind Symbol style7Press trackpad UpDown to highlight Marine Watchbox AlertsThese are the automatic trackpad Right The Watchbox alert area options appearThe options are OFF 50150300 500 and All The figures represent the range from your boat and are dependant on your system settings9Press trackpad UpDown to highlight the selected range10Press The Weather Setup Menu closesYou now need to configure Marine Zones and Watchbox Graphic Display asShowHide The default for these is SHOWTo configure marine zones and Presentation The Marine Zones and Watchbox soft keys appear2Toggle the Watchbox softkey to ON or OFF as the Marine Zones soft key to HIDE or SHOW as required4Press OK to accept your choice and return to the top level soft keysSpecify the information displayedYou need to specify the weather reports or graphics that are shown in theweather application using the Weather Setup MenuTo set up reports and graphics1Open a weather application window2Press Display Graphics The Weather Graphics menu appears3Press the trackpad UpDown to highlight the required menu item4Press the trackpad Right to select the item5Press the trackpad UpDown to toggle the item ON or OFF6Press to accept the options7Repeat Steps 1 through 6 until all required options are Setup MenuGPS SetupCompass SetupSirius Weather User IDWind Symbol ArrowMarine Watchbox Alerts 150nmStorm Cast OFFSea Surface Temp OFFCanadian Radar OFFStorm Tracks OFFLightning OFFSurface Ob Stations OFFCities OFFWind OFFWaves OFFSurface Pressure OFF29 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideThe weather displayThe main features of the weather display areMoving around the weather mapWhen you open the weather application a world mapis shown If your system has a valid GPS fix the map isshown centered on your boat As in the chart application use the cursor to move around the map and therange button to zoom in and out Remember that accuracy will be lost if you zoom out a long way Zoom inuntil all the required detail is displayed To recenterthe map on your boat press FIND SHIPPlacing waypointsThe waypoint button and softkeys operate as normalwhen you are using the weather application but youwill need to change the active window to a chart orradar application window to see any waypoints thatyou have soft 30Weather optionsThis section details the available options in your weather application castSurface Sea radarStorm observation pressureNOWRad NOWcasting of precipitation usingRadars NOWRadoption shows the typeand level of precipitation a defined in thetable belowStorm CastStorm Cast arrows indicate the direction andspeed of a stormColor greenRain15 19 dBzMedium greenRain20 29 dBzDark greenRain30 39 44 49 dBzLight redRain50 54 dBzDark redRain55 dBzLight blueSnow5 19 dBzDark blueSnow20 dBzLight pinkMixed5 19 dBzDark pinkMixed20 dbzColor Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideTo display storm details1Place the cursor at the base of the storm cast arrow The Object information dialog box appears2Press The Storm cast detail information box appearsSea surface temperature SSTThe SST can be shown as shading varyingfrom blue the coldest temperature through shades of green yellow andorange to red the warmest radarCanadian radar shows the for Canada but unlike NOWRad itdoes not show the precipitation typeEcho codeIntensity in mm per shown at very low precipitation levelsLight green021 to 100 mmhour Medium green101 to 400 mmhourDark green401 to 1200 to 2400 to 5000 mmhourLight red5001 to 100 mmhourDark red10001 mmhourD99481 32Storm trackYou can use the STORM TRACK function to monitor significant storms in anarea These and and super typhoonsThe weather application shows the track the storm has taken its current and forecasted positionsthe wind radii current position onlywind directionspeed of travelThere are 3 symbols used to represent stormsEach of these symbols can be displayed onscreen in 3 different colors toshow its statusGrey historicalRed currentOrange storm dataYou can display tropical storm data for a selected storm This data includesStorms name and typeDate and timePosition direction and speedPressure and maximum wind speed and gustsTo display tropical storm data1Place the cursor over the storm symbol The Object Information dialog box appears giving details of the storm type2Press OK The Tropical Storm Data box 1 5Tropical stormTropical Depression33 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation lightning symbol is shown at each cloudtoground strike recorded within the last 5 10 and 15 minutes The most recent strikes are colored bright yellow with intermediate and older strikes recorded in darker shades of yellow More recent strikes are overlaid over older onesSurface observation or historical weather data can beviewed at surface observation stationsThese stations are represented accordingto type by a pink symbol as followsDiamond Buoy Coastal Marine Automated Network CMANCircle Weather Service International WSISquare National Weather Service NWSRemember that not all data is available for all stationsTo identify a station and display additional data1Place the cursor over the relevant surface observation station symbol The Object Information dialog box appears2Press OK The Station Data information box appears 34CitiesThe Cities options enables you to accessdetails of city weather forecasts Up to 3forecasts are displayed for each cityTo display City the cursor over the relevant city symbol The Object Information dialog box appears showing the City name2Press OK The weather forecasts for the selected city are shown3Press View Full Report The full station report is displayed for the selected stationStation TypeAir VisibilitySea Level TendancyPeak Wind SpeedWater ElevationWave HeightWave PeriodDominant Swell Swell HeightDominant Swell periodLesser Swell Swell HeightLesser Swell PeriodKey West FLMETAR Automatic35 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideWindThis option shows the current wind direction and strength and can bedisplayed as either an arrow or a wind barb Wind arrows indicate speed the larger the arrow the greater stronger wind speed Wind barbsgive a more precise indication of wind speed as shown on the waves option shows current waveheight in up to 16 shades of colorReds Highest wavesGreens Intermediate wavesBlues Lowest waves 812 kts1317 kts1822 kts2327 kts3842 kts4347 ktsD99621 36Surface pressure can be shown using standard meteorological symbolsViewing weather data at a specific locationYou can show the following details for a particular location regardless ofthe product howHid statusSea speed and directionWave type and intensityTo view weather data at a specific location1Place the cursor in the required location2Press OK The Weather information dialog box appearsThe dialog box also contains a description of the marine zone selected bythe cursors weather graphicsUsing the animated weather option you can view an animation from thecurrent time forWarm front redTrough brownZone desriptionZone TypeSea Surface HeightoFft37 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideWind waves or surface pressureNOWRad Weather radar history loopTo set up a weather Animate Weather The animate weather softkeys appear2Toggle the Animate Type soft key to the required option This can be FCAST or NRAD3Toggle the Forecast soft key to the required forecast option This can be WIN WAVE or PRES4Toggle Animate to ONThe time frame shown is detailed in the status bar The weather radarhistory provides up to 8 images of data covering the previous 2 hours at 15minute intervalsIf at anytime you want to stop the animation press PAUSEWhen an animation is running the following points should be cannot be displayed by moving the cursor over a symbolRange and trackpad functions remain operable provided PAUSE has not been selected However using either of these controls will restart the animationThe animation will stop if any of the function buttons is pressed eg ACTIVEViewing weather reportsThe weather application can display the following reports for Tropical warningsMarine zone watchbox reportsMarine Warnings Marine Zone Forecast can be specified at ships positionor at cursorThese reports are accessed using the Weather reports soft key Each reporttype may contain several bulletins You can scroll the window to view all ofthe dataTropical statementsTo display tropical Weather Reports The weather application softkeys appear2Press Tropical Statement The Tropical Statement dialog box appearsMarine warningsYou can display a report detailing current marine warnings for US coastalor near shore areasTo display marine warnings1Press Weather Reports The weather application softkeys appear2Press Marine Forecast at to required position CURSOR or SHIP The Marine Warnings dialog box 38Marine zone forecastsThese forecasts coverUS coastal weather forecastsUS offshore forecastsHigh seas forecastsGreat Lakes forecastsNear Shore coastal weather forecastThe forecast and warnings shown will depend upon the area of the display marine zone Weather Reports The weather application softkeys appear2Press Marine Zone Forecasts The marine zones forecasts dialog box appears3Toggle Forecast at to required position CURSOR or SHIPWatchbox warnings provide area specific information of tornados You can display a report of all current watchbox warningsThese warnings show that a weather warning is in place for a specific areaThis area is defined by the warning itself In addition to the weather report watchbox warnings can be shown in generated alert on receipt by the system and shown as a by displaying any active watchboxes as a polygon on the weather mapAutomatic watchbox warning With the watchbox option enabled when a tornado thunderstorm orsimilar weather system warning is received a warning is and popsup on screenYou can scroll through the report using the trackpad or rotary controlThis popup will remain on screen until it is manually clearedMarine Zone Forecasts for 39 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideTo clear an automatic alertPress ACKNOWLEDGE The alert is removed from the screen but can beviewed manually later if requiredMarine watchbox warning When set to SHOW marine watchboxes highlight any region on a mapthat has a current weather alert as a red polygonThe area of the polygon is defined by the alertTo show watchbox data1Place the cursor over the relevant polygon The Object Information dialog box appears2Press View Warning soft key THe Watchbox warning statusYou can switch OFF marine watchbox alarms and set the watchbox statusto Hide see Specify the information displayed on page28 but reportswill continue to be added to and updated in the type andwarning is validWatchbox reportWatchbox alert warning area the weather weather application has been subjected to comprehensive test andquality assurance programs However if the application should develop afault please refer to the following section to identify the most likely causeand the corrective action required to restore normal operation If you stillhave a problem after referring to the following section contact your localdealer national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services Department forfurther adviceIf weather data is not being received check Status bar signal strength Softkey operation and application functionality continues as causeBoat symbol not displayedNo position fixOn Startup weather map stays in last view and does not redrawNo position fixDuring use weather map stays in last view and does not redrawFIND SHIP not pressedFIND SHIP soft key grayed outNo position fixBoat symbol drawn as a solid circleNo heading data or Course Over Ground Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideAppendix A Technical Technical rangeStorage to 95 at 35C 7 x 2 2733 x 1872 x 617 mmWeight22 lbs 1 kgMountingFour keyholed mounting tabs polarity protected9 V to 32 V DC07 A at 9 V 2 A peak2A SeaTalk3 pin Power4 pin Audio not usedSMB RF 3 x 4including mounting flange and gasketWeight8 oz 226 gMountingThree countersunk holes RF 42SR50 Technical Specification rangeStorage rangeHumidity C to 50 C to 70up to 95 at 35C 7 x 2 2733 x 1872 x 617 mmWeight22 lbs 1 kgMountingFour keyholed mounting tabs polarity protected9 V to 32 V DC07 A at 9 V 2 A peak2A pin SeaTalk3 pin Power4 pin AudioSMB RF 3 x 4including mounting flange and gasketWeight8 oz 226 gMountingThree countersunk holes RF cT1080T3UV43 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation GuideAppendix B List of Wire Marine Automated Over GroundDCDirect Communications Maritime Emitting Weather ServiceDegrees Miniature BSOLASSafety of Life at SeaSSTSurface Sea Serial High Service Per InchT1160T3UV 4445 Raymarine Sirius Weather System Installation Weather GuideDate December Weather GuideDate December 2006
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