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APPENDIX > WHAT IS FRS?
Channel scan allows your FRS radio to scan all FRS
frequencies for signals. After scanning brieﬂy to see what
channels other users are on, simply set your FRS radios to
an unused channel and enjoy less interference. For greater
privacy, some FRS radios have a
voice scramble feature.
This feature causes your message to sound garbled to
other FRS users that are not part of your group. However,
it does not guarantee your conversations will be 100
percent private and secure. Other casual FRS users will
not hear your messages, but users with similar radios or
more technically-oriented users can still monitor your
If you are operating in an urban environment or in
varying terrain, some features (such as canyons or
mountains) act as obstructions limiting the maximum
reception range of your FRS radio. The UHF FRS
frequencies are “line of sight”, meaning that the signals
do not follow the surface of the earth, but instead radiate
in a straight line from the transmitting antenna. If there
is an obstruction between the transmitting FRS radio and
the receiving FRS radio, the signal will not be received.
Smaller obstructions, such as trees, cars and even crowds
of people cause some loss of signal, resulting in reduced
The use of a GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
radio requires an FCC license. No license is required in
Canada to operate on GMRS channels. The operating
frequency of GMRS ranges from 462.550 to 462.725
MHz. GMRS radios can use repeater channels (15R–22R)
and repeater towers to extend the range of the operation.
A repeater tower simultaneously receives GMRS signals
on a 467 MHz frequency and then rebroadcasts the
signal on a 462 MHz frequency. Refer to the “Frequency
Charts” for a complete list of each channel’s frequency.
GMRS repeater channels are not approved for use by the
Canadian government, so they are disabled on Rino 130
units sold in Canada.
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APPENDIX > SPECIFICATIONS
Case: Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy,
waterproof to IPX7 standards (
one meter for 30 minutes)
Size: 4.5” H x 2.3” W x 1.6” D; 7” H with antenna
(11.4 x 5.8 x 4.1; 17.8 cm)
Weight: Approx. 7.6 ounces (236 g) with batteries
-4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C) (operating range)
Display: 1.4” H x 1.4” W (3.6 cm x 3.6 cm)
160 x 160 pixels, high-contrast LCD
WAAS Enabled, Differential-ready,
12 parallel channel
Approx. 15 seconds (warm start)
Approx. 45 seconds (EZinit/cold start)
Approx. 5 minutes (First Time/AutoLocate®)
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy: <15 meters (49 ft) RMS, 95% typical1
DGPS (USGC) Accuracy: 3–5 meters (10–16 ft), 95%
typical with DGPS corrections2
DGPS (WAAS) Accuracy: <3 meters (10 ft), 95%
typical with DGPS corrections2
Velocity Accuracy: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Dynamics: Performs to speciﬁcations to 6 g’s
Interfaces: NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 (for DGPS
corrections) and RS-232 for PC
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APPENDIX > SPECIFICATIONS
Channels: 1–14 FRS,
15–22 GMRS (GMRS requires FCC license)
1–7 Weather Radio channels
Squelch Codes: 1–38
Range: Up to 2 miles on FRS; up to 5 miles on GMRS
Radio Output Power:
FRS 0.5 watt; GMRS 1.0 watt
Input: Three 1.5 Volt AA batteries3
GPS only: up to 41 hours;
FRS only: up to 20 hours;
FRS, GPS, and sensors: up to 14 hours4
Speciﬁcations are subject to change without notice.
1Subject to accuracy degradation to 100 m 2DRMS under the U.S.
DoD-imposed Selective Availability program.
2With optional Garmin Differential Beacon Receiver Input (such as
Garmin GBR 23).
3The temperature rating for the Rino 130 may exceed the usable
range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture at high
temperatures. External power can only be applied using the
Garmin Auto Power Adapter or PC Interface Cable with Auto
Power Adapter. These cables contain a 12 VDC to 4.5 VDC
voltage regulator. Modiﬁcations or other applications voids the
product warranty. Alkaline batteries lose a signiﬁcant amount of
their capacity as temperature decreases. Extensive use of screen
backlighting and the radio signiﬁcantly reduces battery life.
Different brands of batteries vary in performance.
45, 5, 90 Duty Cycle - 5% receive with audio unmuted, 5%
transmit and 90% standby (receive with audio muted)
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APPENDIX > ACCESSORIES
To obtain accessories, see your local dealer or visit the
Garmin web site at www.garmin.com.
12-Volt Adapter Cable
—Provides unit power from an
automobile cigarette lighter.
2.5 to 3.5 mm Jack Adapter
—Allows you to use 3rd
party headsets with your Rino unit.
Bash Guard Kit—Helps protect the Rino’s edges against
hard shocks. Includes 2 bash guards, quick-release neck
lanyard, and belt clip.
Carrying Case—Protects the Rino from scuffs and
Earbud with PTT (Push To Talk) Mic
—Earbud and a
clip-on mic with PTT button.
Flexible Ear Receiver
—Comfortable earpiece that
allows you to hear Rino transmissions clearly. Headset with VOX Boom Mic
—Hands-free at its best!
Utilize the Rino’s VOX (Voice Operated Transmission)
feature with this headset and voice activated boom mic.
—For getting accustomed to your
Rino basic operations quickly.
MapSource Map Data CD-ROMs
tool for creating waypoints and routes on your PC and
downloading them to your Rino.
NiMH Battery Charger—Includes NiMH battery
charger and 4 AA NiMH batteries.
PC Data Cable and 12-volt Adapter
of waypoints and routes from a PC to the Rino and
provides unit power from an automobile cigarette lighter.
—Allows you to mount your
Rino on most rails or handlebars.
Suction Cup Mount—Allows you to mount your Rino
on most smooth surfaces or windshields.
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APPENDIX > TRANSFERRING MAPSOURCE DATA
Transferring MapSource Data
If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource CD-ROM
mapping program you may want to transfer detailed map
data before beginning use, to provide your unit with
maximum Find features and mapping capability. The
Rino 130 accepts up to 24 MB of map data from most
MapSource products. It is not possible to transfer 3rd
party maps into Garmin products.
You cannot view multiple types of MapSource data in the
same location at the same time (one replaces the other if
there is an overlap). When you leave a MetroGuide area
for example and enter the area of a topographic map, the
display changes to contour lines. The same is true when
moving from a topo map to a MetroGuide map. The
BlueChart maps are at the top of the hierarchy and will
replace any other map information. Here is the list of the
hierarchy for your reference:
3. Fishing Hot Spots
4. Points of Interest
5. U.S. Waterways & Lights
6. U.S. Topo
7. Roads and Recreation
Map data transfer requires the use of a PC, a Garmin
MapSource CD-ROM, and the PC Interface Cable with
RS-232 serial port connector supplied with this unit.
Follow detailed instructions for data transfer in the
MapSource User’s Manual