Raymarine Pathfinder Radar GPS Receiver User Manual

Chapter 4: Integrated Radar Operations 4-1
Chapter 4: Integrated Radar Operations
4.1 Introduction
This chapter explains how to use and display non-radar information that may
be available from other units connected to your system. It also explains how to
use the man overboard (MOB) function. You can use this chapter with the
radar display set to simulator mode, or on the water after you have installed
and set up your
(PLUS) series Pathfinder Radar system.
In order to use these functions, you need the following additional data from
equipment connected to your system via a SeaTalk, NMEA or
This chapter covers the following topics:
Changing the heading mode of the radar picture
Using marks
Man Overboard (MOB)
Cursor echo
Note: Until you are familiar with interpreting the radar display, you should take
every opportunity to compare the radar’s display patterns with visual targets,
such as other vessels, buoys and coastal structures. You should practice har-
bour and coastal navigation during daylight and in clear weather conditions.
Table 4-1: Function of External Data
Data Example source Integrated functions available
Heading Compass*
- Heading value in status bar
- North Up or Course Up heading modes (as
alternatives to Head Up
- MOB (if speed data also available)
Rate Gyro Com-
pass on NMEA
*If heading data is available via both NMEA and SeaTalk, NMEA data takes priority. For all other
data, SeaTalk data takes priority (see Section 8.8).
Waypoint data Chartplotter - Waypoint display and data
Position GPS system - Marks
- Position data in Data Box and Nav Window
- COG, SOG and time
Other data Transducers - Data Box and Nav Window data displays including
speed, depth, wind
Chart display Chartplotter, either
combined or via
- Chart display as full-screen or half-window display
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