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					      Basic Operations For the Garmin GPSmap60-C GPS Receiver

Turn Unit On - Press & hold Power button (top of unit next to antenna)
                    - Unit comes on and searches for satellites (wait…)
                    - Opens to Satellite screen with the Location and
                            Accuracy Estimate at the of the screen

Turn Unit Off          - Press and hold the Power button (top of unit)

Switch Screens         - Press PAGE button (on right side) to switch between the
                       5 Main GPSmap60 Screens:
                              Satellite – skyplot of satellites & satellite strength
                              Trip Computer – Info on speed, bearing, ETA, etc.
                              Map – w/waypoints & cities, can pan/zoom
                              Compass – w/info on speed, ETA, etc.
                              Main Menu – settings, manage tracks, etc.
                       * Note: the GPSmap60-CS also has an Altimeter screen

Navigating within the GPSmap60 Screens and Selecting Items
                   - Use the Rocker Button (large, center button w/arrows)
                          to “navigate” Up-Down-Left-Right to highlight items
                   - Press ENTR (Enter) button to select a highlighted item

Zoom In/Out            (on the Map screen)
                       - Use the OUT button (upper right) to Zoom Out
                       - Use the IN button (upper left) to Zoom In

Backlight On/Off       - With unit on, press Power button (top) once briefly
                       - Use Rocker button to adjust up/down as desired
                       - Backlight goes off in 15 seconds (or press ENTR)

Change Units           - Main Menu screen
                       - Select Setup, select Units
                       Recommended for Position Format:
                              UTM UPS, hddd.dddddº or hdddºmm’ss.s”
                       - Adjust Map Datum, and Distance, etc. units as desired

Time of Day - Bottom of Main Menu screen

Check Battery          - Top of any screen

Set Battery Type       - Main Menu screen – Select Setup – Select System
                       - Under Battery Type, choose either:
                              Alkaline (disposable) or
                              NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride – Rechargeable)

Change Battery         -   Lift metal loop on back of unit
                       -   Turn loop counterclockwise 1/4 turn
                       -   Remove back cover, replace batteries (2 AA)
                       -   Replace cover, turn loop clockwise 1/4 turn and fold flat

        * * * Turn Unit OFF when not in use to save battery * * *



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                            How to CREATE a Waypoint

Press MARK button - Use Rocker button to highlight OK and press ENTR

Optional (BEFORE choosing OK) from the Mark Waypoint screen:
      Enter a Name for the new waypoint
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to highlight the name at the
                        top of screen (by default a number 001, 002, etc)
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select letters (to ‘type’)
                  - When done entering letters, highlight OK on the
                        keyboard & press ENTR to close keyboard screen

       Choose an Icon to represent the new waypoint on the map
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select the marker
                        symbol (by default a flag, next to name)
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select an icon

       Average multiple positions for better accuracy
                 - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select AVG
                 - Wait… (counter = # of positions to be averaged)
                 - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select SAVE
                 - Make sure you hit OK (see below) to record waypoint

Record Waypoint - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select OK at the bottom
                      of the Mark Waypoint screen




                              How to FIND a Waypoint

Press FIND button - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select Waypoints
                - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select desired waypoint
                - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select Go to or Map
                       Go To begins navigation directions on Map Screen




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        How to CREATE or MOVE a Waypoint for Somewhere Else
                (A Location Other than Where you Are)

Create a New Waypoint From the Map Screen
               - Use the Rocker to move the cursor (arrow) to the
                  location where you want a new Waypoint
               - Press the Entr button
               - Unless your cursor is positioned above an existing
                  waypoint, you should be asked if you wish to create a
                  waypoint. Highlight Yes and press Entr.
               - If your cursor was too close to an existing feature than
                  the screen will simply give you the properties for that
                  Waypoint or feature. In this case you’ll need to locate
                  your new Waypoint somewhere else (nearby) and
                  Move it to the desired location (see below)

Move an Exiting Waypoint
     Create a Waypoint (either for your current location, using the
           Mark/Entr buttons, or by using the cursor as described above)
     From the Map Screen
                 - Use the Rocker to move the cursor (arrow) over the
                    Waypoint to be moved
                 - When the cursor is right over the Waypoint the
                    Waypoint symbol will change (a halo is added)
                 - Press the Entr button
                 - The cursor should now have the word MOVE below it
                 - Use the Rocker buttons to move the cursor
                 - Press the Entr button to choose the new location for
                    the Waypoint


  How to DELETE Waypoints (recommended before recording your data)

Delete A Single Waypoint:
                  - Press the FIND button and select Waypoints
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to highlight the desired
                         Waypoint (to be deleted)
                  - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select Delete

Delete Multiple Waypoints:
                    - Press the FIND button and select Waypoints
                    - Press the MENU button
                    - Use Rocker & ENTR to select Delete
                    - Choose All Symbols or a desired Symbol category
      Note: if you wish to delete a group of waypoints that use the same
      symbol icon as other waypoints, you will need to first change the
      symbols to a unique icon. Otherwise, all symbols w/the same icon
      will be deleted.


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                    How to DELETE Tracks (Line Features)
                    (recommended before recording your data)

Delete A Track:        - From the Main Menu, select Tracks
                       - On the Tracks screen, select a specific track
                       - On the Saved Track screen, select Delete

Delete All Tracks: - On the Tracks screen, press the MENU button
                   - Use Rocker & ENTR to select Delete All Saved



                    How to CREATE a Track (Line Features)

By default, the GPSmap60 records a ‘track log’ of everywhere you go when
the unit is turned on. To record a single line feature:

Main Menu Page - Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select Tracks

To Turn Track Log ON or OFF
                 - In Tracks screen, beside Track Log:
                        Use Rocker & ENTR buttons to select On or Off

Clear Tracks (delete existing track log)
                  - In Tracks screen, Use Rocker & ENTR to select Clear

Record Line Feature (Track):
                  - Optional: Clear existing track log
                  - Make sure Track Log is turned On
                  - Begin traveling the line you wish to record.
     Note that screens can changed and waypoints can be entered/found
     along the way, simply return to the Track screen to complete the line.

Finish/Save Track:
                - In Tracks screen, Use Rocker & ENTR to select Save
                - Optional: In Saved Track screen:
                       - Use Rocker & ENTR to select (& change) Name
                       - Use Rocker & ENTR to select (& change) Color
                       - Use Rocker & ENTR to select Show on Map
                - Use Rocker & ENTR to select OK
                - In the Tracks screen, make sure your newly saved
                       track is listed in the Saved Tracks list.




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