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portable aviation receiver pilots guide

GPSMAP 296

Copyright 2004, 2005 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Garmin International, Inc. 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A. Tel. 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020 Fax 913/397.8282 Garmin (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K. Tel. 44/0870.8501241 Fax 44/0870.8501251 Garmin Corporation No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan Tel. 886/2.2642.9199 Fax 886/2.2642.9099 All rights reserved. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated, downloaded or stored in any storage medium, for any purpose without the express prior written consent of Garmin. Garmin hereby grants permission to download a single copy of this manual onto a hard drive or other electronic storage medium to be viewed and to print one copy of this manual or of any revision hereto, provided that such electronic or printed copy of this manual must contain the complete text of this copyright notice and provided further that any unauthorized commercial distribution of this manual or any revision hereto is strictly prohibited. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Garmin reserves the right to change or improve its products and to make changes in the content without obligation to notify any person or organization of such changes or improvements. Visit the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com) for current updates and supplemental information concerning the use and operation of this and other Garmin products. Garmin, GPSMAP, AutoLocate, TracBack, BlueChart, MapSource, and See-Thru are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries and may not be used without the express permission of Garmin. September 2005 Part Number 190-00337-00 Rev. D Printed in Taiwan

INTRODUCTION > ABOUT THIS MANUAL

INTRODUCTIONThank you for choosing the Garmin GPSMAP 296, an unsurpassed portable aviation receiver that utilizes the proven performance of Garmin GPS and full-featured mapping. Take a moment now to compare the contents of this package with the packing list on the outside of the box. If any pieces are missing, contact your Garmin dealer immediately.

The Basic Operation in Marine Mode section provides you with information about navigating with the GPSMAP 296 in Marine Mode. The Marine Mode Pages section reviews the main pages and features in Marine Mode, such as using DSC. For complete information about some of the main pages and features in Marine Mode, refer to the Aviation and Automotive sections. The Main Menu section describes pages and features found in the Main Menu. If you have a GSD 20 Sounder Module connected to you GPSMAP 296, refer to the Setting Up and Using Sonar. The Appendix contains specications, optional accessories, maintenance information, and other product information. An Index is provided at the end of the manual for reference. This manual uses the term Warning to indicate a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. This manual uses the term Caution to indicate a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor injury or property damage. It may also be used without the symbol to alert you to avoid unsafe practices.

About This Manual

To get the most out of your new navigation system, take time to read this manual and learn the operating procedures for your unit. The Introduction contains the Table of Contents. The Getting Started section provides information such as an overview of unit features and how to turn the unit on and adjust the backlight. The Basic Operation in Aviation Mode section provides you with information about navigating with the GPSMAP 296 in Aviation Mode. The Aviation Mode Pages section reviews, in detail, the main pages and features of Aviation Mode, such as E6B and Terrain. The Basic Operation in Automotive Mode section provides you with information about navigating with the GPSMAP 296 in Automotive Mode. The Automotive Mode Pages section reviews in detail, the main pages and features in Automotive Mode, such as the Trip Computer Page and creating waypoints.

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INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents

Introduction...........................................................................iAbout This Manual ................................................................... i Warning ................................................................................... iv Caution ..................................................................................... v Care Information .................................................................... vi Unit Overview .......................................................................... 1 Charging the GPSMAP 296 ..................................................... 2 Turning On the GPSMAP 296 ................................................. 3 Getting Satellite Signals ......................................................... 4 Learning About the Keypad.................................................... 7 Using the GPSMAP 296 .......................................................... 8 Simulator Mode ..................................................................... 11 Aviation Mode Page Sequence ............................................ 13 Creating a Direct To .............................................................. 14 Finding a Nearby Point ......................................................... 17 Selecting an Approach.......................................................... 22 Finding Points on Land ........................................................ 24 Marking a Waypoint............................................................... 25 Creating a Flight Plan (Route) .............................................. 26 Following your Flight Plan ................................................... 27 Map Page................................................................................ 28

Getting Started.....................................................................1

Terrain Page ........................................................................... 36 Panel Page ............................................................................. 39 Active Route Page ................................................................. 43 Position Data Page ................................................................ 44 Flight Log ............................................................................... 45 Aircraft Information ............................................................... 46 E6B Tab .................................................................................. 48

Basic Operation In Automotive Mode ..............................50

Basic Operation In Aviation Mode ...................................13

Automotive Mode Page Sequence....................................... 50 Navigating in Automotive Mode ........................................... 51 Finding an Item ...................................................................... 53 Creating Routes..................................................................... 56 Creating Waypoints ............................................................... 58 Following an Automotive Route........................................... 61 Editing Your Route ................................................................ 62 Map Page................................................................................ 64 Highway Page ........................................................................ 65 Current Route Page............................................................... 67 Trip Computer Page .............................................................. 68 Editing and Managing Routes .............................................. 69 Editing and Managing Waypoints ........................................ 73 Managing Your Tracks .......................................................... 82 Marine Mode Page Sequence ............................................... 86 Navigating in Marine Mode ................................................... 87GPSMAP 296 Pilots Guide

Automotive Mode Pages and Features ...........................64

Aviation Mode Pages ........................................................28ii

Basic Operation in Marine Mode ......................................86

INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS

Marine Mode Pages and Features ...................................88

Map Page................................................................................ 88 Compass Page....................................................................... 89 DSC Page ............................................................................... 91 GPS Tab .................................................................................. 96 Flights Tab ............................................................................. 97 Route Tab ............................................................................... 97 Points Tab .............................................................................. 97 Track Tab ................................................................................ 98 Sonar Tab ............................................................................... 98 Aircraft Tab ............................................................................ 99 Alarms Tab ............................................................................. 99 Calendar Tab ........................................................................ 102 Celestial Tab ...................................................