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To install the Lanyard:1. Place the loop of the Lanyard through
the slot opening at the bottom of the
2. Route the strap through the loop and
Installing the Lanyard
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The Zoom IN Key is used to decrease the map scale. When you
decrease the map scale, you will view a smaller area with greater detail.
The Zoom OUT Key is used to increase the map scale. When you
increase the map scale, you will view a larger area with less detail.
NAV / MOB —
The NAV Key is used to begin or stop navigation. If the
NAV Key is pressed and held down, the GPS stores the current location (a
man overboard point) and gives you the opportunity to begin immediate
navigation to that point.
The PAGE Key will cycle you through the ﬁ ve main display pages
in sequence. The PAGE Key will end an operation in progress and return
you to the main page.
The POWER Key is used to turn the unit on and off. To turn the
unit off press the POWER Key and hold it. The POWER Key is also used
to display the adjustment window for the backlight and contrast adjustment.
To activate the backlight/contrast adjustment window with the unit on, press
and release the POWER Key.
The MENU Key is used to display page option menus. If pressed
twice, the Main Menu will be displayed.
The QUIT Key will cycle you through the ﬁ ve main display pages
in reverse sequence. The QUIT Key will end an operation in progress and
display the previous page.
The ENTER Key is used to activate a data ﬁ eld or conﬁ rm a
selection. If the ENTER Key is pressed and held, the GPSMAP 76 will store
the current location and display the Mark Waypoint page.
The ROCKER Key, located in the center of the keypad, is used to
control the Up/Down and Left/Right movement of the cursor on the display
pages and during data entry.
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This exercise will provide you with the knowledge and skill to navigate the
pages and menus of your GPSMAP 76 with conﬁ dence.
As we progress through this Owner’s Manual you will often be directed to
press a speciﬁ ed Interface Key or highlight a ﬁ eld. When you are directed to press
a Key, you should press, then release the Key. If the Key needs to be held down
for a period of time, the instruction will tell you. The position of the highlight
is controlled by the ROCKER Key. When a ﬁ eld is highlighted, a dark strip
will encompass the ﬁ eld.
Let’s start by taking a look at the ﬁ ve main display pages. They are the GPS
Information Page, Map Page, Pointer Page, Highway Page and the Active Route
Page. You can cycle through these pages by pressing either the PA G E or QUIT
Key. When the GPSMAP 76 is turned on a Welcome Page will be displayed,
followed by an Information Page and a Warning Page. Acknowledge each of these
pages by pressing the PA G E Key while they are displayed. The GPS Information
Page will now be displayed.
GPS Information PageMap Page Pointer Page Highway Page Active Route Page
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While learning the basic operation of the GPSMAP 76, let’s put the unit
into Simulator Mode. The Simulator Mode is great for practicing with the unit
while inside and satellite signals are not available. When the GPSMAP 76 is in
Simulator Mode, the GPS receiver is turned off (this will help conserve battery
power) and the unit cannot be used for actual navigation.
NOTE: Do not try to navigate using the Simulator Mode. While in the
Simulator Mode, the GPS receiver is turned off. Any Satellite Signal
Strength Indicators displayed are only simulations and do not indicate
the strength of actual satellite signals.
Activating the Simulator Mode
Press the POWER Key to turn the unit on. The Welcome Page will be
displayed, press the PA G E Key twice to display the GPS Information Page. Putting the GPSMAP 76 in Simulator Mode:1. With the GPS Information Page displayed press the MENU Key.
2. Using the ROCKER Key, highlight ‘Start Simulator’ then press the ENTER Key
to accept your selection.When the Simulator Mode is active, the message ‘Simulating GPS’ will be
displayed along the top of the GPS Information Page.
Using the Built-in Simulator
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Using the Interface Keys
The Interface Keys are your link with the GPSMAP 76. Let’s take a few
minutes and see what some of the Interface Keys are used for.
With the GPS Information Page displayed, press the PA G E Key several times.
Notice that each time you press the PAGE Key the next main page will be
displayed. Do the same with the QUIT Key. Notice the QUIT Key acts the same
as the PA G E Key except the pages are displayed in a reverse sequence. Press the
PA G E Key until the Map Page is displayed.
Each main page has an Options Menu. This Option Menu contains the setup
options, and/or functions that apply to that page. To display the Options Menu:1. Press the MENU Key.Selecting an item on the Options Menu:1. Using the ROCKER Key, highlight ‘Setup Map’.
2. Press ENTER.Many of the Option and Setup menus in the GPSMAP 76 are arranged in a
‘Tab’ layout. Use the Left /Right ROCKER Key to move from Tab to Tab.
We will look at the options in depth in the Reference Section of this manual.
For now press either the PA G E or QUIT Key. Notice that either of these Keys
stops the current function and returns you to the main page. This is good to
know as you are learning how to use this unit. If you ﬁ nd that you are lost,
or if you start a function that you really did not want, just press the PAGE or
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