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The location of each available satellite is displayed over two location rings.
The outer ring represents the horizon, the inner ring represents 45° above the
horizon and the center represents directly overhead. When the unit is using
a satellite for navigation, the satellite number will become highlighted on the
location rings. The unit can be set to display satellite location with North, or your
current track toward the top of the display.
Satellite Strength Indicator Bars
The Satellite Strength Indicator Bars not only show the strength of the signal
being received, they also show the status of the signal. The bars will be either
shaded with a light grey, or ﬁ lled with solid black. If the bar is grey, it means
that the GPS is receiving a signal from the satellite and is in the process of storing
orbital data provided in the GPS signal. When the bar turns solid black, the GPS
is using the satellite signal for navigation. A “D” in or above the bar means that
differential corrections are being applied to that satellite.
Date, Time and Current Location
The GPS gets date and time information from the satellites. The satellites
are equipped with an atomic clock that is very accurate. Since the GPS clock
is derived from timing information sent from the satellite, the GPS clock is also
When the GPS receiver has achieved a 2D or 3D GPS Location, the current
location will be displayed in the selected Location Format.
Satellite Sky View
GPS Information Page
Outer ring -
the horizon Inner ring- 45°
above the horizon Center dot - 90°
above the horizon
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GPS Information Page Options Menu
To activate the Options Menu from the GPS Information Page, press the
MENU Key. To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press
ENTER.Start/Stop Simulator —
This option is used to Start or Stop the Simulator.
Track Up/North Up —
This option determines if the satellites are displayed
with the rings oriented with North toward the top of the display or your
current track toward the top of the display.
New Elevation —
This option can be used to enter a different elevation. If
the GPS has a 2D GPS Location, entering a known elevation can increase
the GPS accuracy.
New Location —
if you have moved the unit to another state, province, or
country, and you are having trouble locking onto satellite signals select ‘New
When you select ‘New Location’, an options menu will be displayed. This
menu contains the options ‘Automatic’ or ‘Use Map’. If you select ‘Automatic’
the unit will switch to AutoLocate and begin searching for satellites. This
method can take up to ﬁ ve minutes for the unit to begin navigation.
If you select ‘Use Map’ you can use the Pointer on the Map Page to select your
approximate location and the unit will continue to acquire satellites normally
using the almanac for satellite reference. Using this method, the unit does not
need to reinitalize and should receive satellite signals quickly.
If the unit is in the ‘Simulator’ mode, the ‘Use Map’ feature will allow you to
move the simulated current location.
GPS Information Page OptionsGPS Information Page
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The GPSMAP 76 comes with a built-in basemap of North America that
includes a database of Cities, Interstate, State and County Highways, Exit infor-
mation, Lake and River outlines and Railway Lines. The standard basemap can be
enhanced using GARMIN’s MapSource products.
Changing the Zoom Scale
You can change the Zoom Scale on the Map Page allowing you to either view
a smaller area in greater detail or a larger area with less detail. As referred to
in this manual, when you decrease the Zoom Scale you will view a smaller area
with greater detail. The current Zoom Scale setting is displayed in the lower left
corner of the Map Page. If ‘Overzoom’ is displayed under the scale, no further
map information is available.To change the Zoom Scale:1. Press the IN Key to decrease the Zoom Scale.
2. Press the OUT Key to increase the Zoom Scale.
Map Page Options
To access the Map Page Options, with the Map Page displayed, press the
MENU Key. To select an option from the Menu, highlight the desired selection
then press ENTER.
Full Screen Map —
This option hides the data ﬁ elds and expands the map
to include the entire display. When ‘Full Screen Map’ is selected the option
will change to ‘Show Data Fields’.
Measure Distance —
This option will allow you to measure the distance
between two points. As you move the Map Pointer, the Distance, Bearing and
Location of the Pointer are displayed at the top of the map. To measure the
distance between to map points, press ENTER to set a reference, then move
the Map Pointer to the other location. The Bearing, and Distance are displayed
below the data ﬁ elds.
User Selectable Data
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Show Next Street —
This option adds a window below the Data Fields that
will display the name of the next cross street. This will only function if ‘Lock
to Road’ is ‘On’ (see Setup Map — ‘Other’ Tab on page 33) and MapSource
Metroguide or City Navigator data is loaded in the unit.
Setup Page Layout —
This option allows you to select the number of data
ﬁ elds rows and the size of text used in the ﬁ elds. You have the option of
displaying, None, Small (1 Row), Small (2 Rows), Small (3 Rows), Medium
(1 Row), Medium (2 Rows), Medium (3 Rows), Large (1 Row), or Large (2
Rows). To select an option, highlight the desired selection then press ENTER.
The new conﬁ guration will be displayed on the map.
Change Data Fields —
This option allow you to select the type of data that
you want displayed in the data ﬁ elds. To change a data type, place the
highlight over the desired data ﬁ eld, then press ENTER. Using the ROCKER,
scroll through the available selections. With the data type highlighted, press
ENTER to accept the selection.
Setup Map —
This option contains the Map Page Setup features. The features
are arranged on a tab menu making it easy to locate the different setup items.
The ‘Map’, ‘Waypoint’, ‘Point’, ‘Line’, ‘Area’, ‘Topo’, ‘City’, ‘Road’, and ‘Other’
Tabs have setting for ‘Text’, ‘Zoom’ or both. Please read the description of
these settings to understand how they affect the display characteristics of the
options on the Map Page.
Text Setting —
The ‘Text’ setting allows you to determine the size of text
used when displaying a name or label for an item on the Map Page. There are
four options for the ‘Text’ setting, Off, Small, Med, and Large. If you select
‘Off ’, the item will be displayed on the map without a name or label. If you
select ‘Small’, ‘Med’ or ‘Large’, the name, the item will be displayed with a
name or label in the text size selected.
Map Page Options
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• Zoom Setting —
This setting determines when items will be displayed on
the map. You have the option of selecting ‘Off ’, ‘Auto’ or a ‘Zoom’ Scale that
coincides with the Zoom Scales for the map.
If you select ‘Off ’, the items for that option will not be displayed on the Map
Page. If you select ‘Auto’, the GPSMAP 76 will automatically determine the
zoom level at which to display the selected items. If you select a scale setting,
the items will be displayed on the map only when the Map Zoom Scale is at
or less than the selected scale .
As an example, if you select 500ft as ‘Zoom’ Scale setting, the selected items
will only be displayed when the Map Zoom Scale is at 500ft or less.
Setup Map — ‘General’ TabThe ‘General’ Tab contains the settings for Detail, Orientation, Colors, and
Auto Zoom. Below is a description of each feature. To change a setting,
highlight the appropriate ﬁ eld then press ENTER. Make your selection, then
press ENTER to accept the new selection.
Settings: Most, More, Normal, Less, and Least. The Detail settings
allow you to control the amount of map data displayed on the unit. If you
select a setting with high detail, the screen redraw times will be slower.
Settings: North Up, Track Up, and Course Up. This options
allows you to determine how the map is displayed. If ‘North Up’ is selected,
North will always be at the top of the display. If ‘Track Up’ is selected, your
current track will always be toward the top of the display. If ‘Course Up’ is
selected, the active course line will always be toward the top of the display. If
you have ‘Course Up’ selected and do not have an active course, your current
track will be toward the top of the display.
Setup Map — ‘General’ TabMap Page Options
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