Lowrance electronic 3200 GPS Receiver User Manual

4. When your adjustments are finished, return to the last page dis-
played by repeatedly pressing
Anchor Alarm - The anchor alarm may be triggered even when
you're sitting still. This typically happens when using small (less
than .05 mile) anchor alarm ranges.
Arrival Alarm - If you set the arrival alarm's distance to a small
number and you run a route (see the Navigate Routes segment),
this unit may not show navigation data to the next waypoint, once
you arrive at the first one, since you may not be able to come close
enough to the first waypoint to trip the arrival alarm.
Auto Satellite Search
To lock onto the satellites, the GPS receiver needs to know it's current
position, UTC time and date. (Elevation (altitude) is also used in the
equation, but it's rarely required to determine a position.) It needs this
data so that it can calculate which satellites should be in view. It then
searches for only those satellites.
When your GPS receiver is turned on for the first time, it doesn't know
what your position or elevation (altitude) is. It does know the current
UTC time and date since these were programmed into it at the factory
and an internal clock keeps the time while the GlobalMap 3200 is
turned off. (If the time and/or date are incorrect, you can set it using
the "Set Local Time" menu.)
The unit begins searching for the satellites using the above data that it
acquired the last time it was turned on. This probably was at the fac-
tory. Since it's almost certain that you're not at our factory, it's proba-
bly looking for the wrong satellites.
If it doesn't find the satellites it's looking for after approximately one
minute, it switches to Auto Search. The receiver looks for any satellite
in the sky. Due to advanced technology, the auto search time has
shrunk significantly from the early days of GPS.
Once the GlobalMap 3200 locks onto the satellites, it should take less
than a minute to find your position the next time it's turned on, pro-
vided you haven't moved more than approximately 100 miles from the
last location it was used.