|Why do I get a message “Module not responding”? I have a Blue connector Unit.|
1. Turn unit OFF. 2. Press and hold the ZOOM IN. 3. Press and hold the ZOOM OUT. 4. Press and hold the POWER KEY. 5. Hold all three keys in until the USA Map appears.This will put the unit in a cold start mode; it may take a few minutes before the unit will lock on. (Also, look up the serial # of the unit and confirm it was not packed as a SONAR ONLY unit and had the GPS module packed with it. Make sure the module is the correct model.) TOP
|Why do I get a message “Module not responding”? I have a Gray connector Unit.|
This will put the unit in a cold start mode; it may take a few minutes before the unit will lock on. TOP
- Turn unit OFF.
- Press and hold the ZOOM IN.
- Press and hold the ZOOM OUT.
- Press and hold the POWER KEY.
- Hold all three keys in until the USA Map appears.
|Why won't my iGPS unit lock onto position?|
The GPS receiver or antenna is located inside the plastic case at the top of the unit. GPS receivers require a clear view of the sky in order to lock onto signals from the GPS satellites above. Installing an iGPS unit in-dash or under a deck can severely limit the units ability to lock onto these signals.
|Can my iGPS unit use an external antenna?|
Yes! By placing an LGC-2000 or LGC-3000 on the NMEA 2000 network with the iGPS unit.
|Will my iGPS unit work if it is flush mounted?|
No, the antenna for the receiver is located in the top of the unit. If you flush mount the unit, it will significantly degrade its ability to receive signals.
|How do I display data on a split screen?|
When in the split screen mode, the Pages button
acts as a toggle switch between making the GPS or the Sonar side the active side
for making changes. It will highlight the top of whichever screen is currently
Once you have the desired screen active, press Menu, then Overlay Data, then Press ENT to add, then select the data you wish to display.
Why is my unit stuck in simulator mode?
This means your unit is not recognizing your GPS module or transducer.
Make sure that the NMEA 2000 power is hooked up.
Make sure that the 60 ohm terminator (shorter cable for units using an N2KY GPS cable) is plugged in.
Make sure that the NMEA 0183 (orange, yellow, blue, and ground) wires are taped individually and not touching.
Make sure the transducer is plugged in properly.
|Why is my unit not locking onto any satellites?|
Check batteries or external power source.
Make sure that there are no obstructions and the unit has a clear view of the sky.
Make sure there is no interference from VHF radios, Radars or cell phones.
Check the status on satellites page. Allow around 20 minutes for the unit to lock on to the satellites.
Try doing a “Reset Options” on the unit.
|What units are radar compatible?|
LCX-113C HD, LCX-112C, LCX-111C HD, LCX-110C, LCX-38C HD, LCX-37C, LCX-28C HD, LCX-27C, LCX-26C HD, LCX-25C, LMS-527C DF iGPS, LMS-525C DF, LMS-522C iGPS, LMS-520C, X515C DF, X510C, GlobalMap 9300C HD, GlobalMap 9200C, GlobalMap 8300C HD, GlobalMap 8200C, GlobalMap 7600C HD, GlobalMap 7500C, GlobalMap 7300C HD, GlobalMap 7200C, GlobalMap 6600C HD, GlobalMap 6500C, GlobalMap 5300C iGPS, GlobalMap 5200C and GlobalMap Baja 540C.
|What are the different Grid / Coordinate Systems available for current GPS units?|
|UTM||MGRS (Standard)||MGRS (Std +10)|
|Map Fix||Loran TD||British Grid|
|Irish Grid||Finnish Grid||German Grid|
|New Zealand Grid||Swedish Grid||Swiss Grid|
|Taiwan Grid||Greek Grid||Mercator Meter|
|What are the different Map Datums available for current GPS units? Does the GPS have a particular Map Datum?|
There are currently 160 different Map Datums available for operation in current GPS products. The default datum in our units is WGS 1984.
|WGS 1984 (Default)||Cape Canaveral - Bahamas, Florida||Merchich Morocco||Ordinance Survey Great Britain 1936 - Wales|
|1958 - Ascension Island||Carthage - Tunisia||Midway Astro 1961 Midway Islands||Pico de las Nieves Canary Islands|
|Adindan (Burkina Faso)||Chatham Island Astro 1971; New Zealand (Chatham Island)||Minna Cameroon||Pitcairn Astro 1967 Pitcairn Island|
|Adindan (Cameroon)||Chua Astro Paraguay||Minna Nigeria||Point 58|
|Adindan (Ethiopia)||Corrego Alegre Brazil||Montserrat Island Astro 1958; Montserrat (Leeward Islands)||Santo (DOS) 1965 Espirito Santo Island|
|Adindan (Mali)||Dabola Guinea||Nahrwan Saudi Arabia||Sao Braz Azores (Sao Miguel, Santa Maria Islands)|
|Adindan (Mean for Ethiopia, Sudan)||Djakarta (Batavia)||Nahrwan United Arab Emirates||Sapper Hill 1943 East Falkland Island|
|Adindan (Senegal)||DOS 1968 New Georgia Islands (Gizo Island)||Naparima BWI Trinidad & Tobago||Schwarzeck Nambia|
|Adindan (Sudan)||Easter Island 1967||North American 1927 Alaska||Selvagem Grande Salvage Islands|
|Afgooye (Somalia)||Eniwetok 1960||North American 1927 Bahamas (Except San Salvador Island)||SGS 85 Soviet Geodetic System 1985|
|Ain el Abd 1970 (Bahrain)||European 1950 (Sicily)||North American 1927 Bahamas (San Salvador Island)||Singapore|
|Ain el Abd 1970 (Saudi Arabia)||European 1950 Cyprus||North American 1927 Canada (Alberta, British Columbia)||South American 1969 Argentina|
|Anna 1 Astro 1965 (Cocos Islands)||European 1950 Egypt||North American 1927 Canada (Manitoba, Ontario)||South American 1969 Bolivia|
|Antigua Island Astro (1943; Antigua (Leeward Islands))||European 1950 England, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Islands||North American 1927 Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec)||South American 1969 Brazil|
|Arc 1950 - Botswana||European 1950 Finland, Norway||North American 1927 Canada (Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan)||South American 1969 Chile|
|Arc 1950 - Burundi||European 1950 Greece||North American 1927 Canada (Yukon)||South American 1969 Colombia|
|Arc 1950 - Lesotho||European 1950 Iran||North American 1927 Canal Zone||South American 1969 Ecuador|
|Arc 1950 - Malawi||European 1950 Italy (Sardinia)||North American 1927 Cuba||South American 1969 Ecuador (Baltra, Galapagos)|
|Arc 1950 - Swaziland||European 1950 Malta||North American 1927 Greenland (Hayes Peninsula)||South American 1969 Guyana|
|Arc 1950 - Zaire||European 1950 Mean for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, West Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland||North American 1927 Mean for Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Caicos Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Turks Islands||South American 1969 Mean for Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela|
|Arc 1950 - Zambia||European 1950 Mean for Austria, Denmark, France, West Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland||North American 1927 Mean for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua||South American 1969 Paraguay|
|Arc 1950 - Zimbabwe||European 1950 Mean for Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria||North American 1927 Mean for Canada||South American 1969 Peru|
|Arc 1950; Mean for Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe||Indonesia (Sumatra)||North American 1927 Mean for CONUS (Continental United States)||South American 1969 Trinidad & Tobago|
|Arc 1960 - Mean for Kenya, Tanzania||Ireland 1965 Ireland||North American 1927 Mean for CONUS (East of Mississippi River) including Louisiana, Missouri, Minnesota||South American 1969 Venezuela|
|Astro Beacon E 1945 - Iwo Jima||ISTS 061 Astro 1968 South Georgia Islands||North American 1927 Mean for CONUS (West of Mississippi River)||South Asia|
|Astro DOS 71/4 - St. Helena Island||ISTS 073 Astro 1969 Diego Garcia||North American 1927 Mexico||Sweden|
|Astro Tern Island (FRIG) 1961 - Tern Island||Johnston Island 1961 Johnston Island||North American 1983 Alaska, Canada, CONUS||Switzerland|
|Astronomical Station 1952 - Marcus Island||Kandawala Sri Lanka||North American 1983 Central America, Mexico||Tananarive Observatory 1925; Madagascar|
|Australian Geodetic 1966 - Australia & Tasmania||Kerguelen Island 1949 Kerguelen Island||Observaorio Metereo 1939; Azores (Corvo & Flores Islands)||Timbalai 1948 Brunei, East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)|
|Australian Geodetic 1984 - Australia & Tasmania||Kertau 1948 West Malaysia & Singapore||Old Egyptian 1907 Egypt||Tokyo Japan|
|Ayabelle Lighthouse - Djibouti||Kusaie Astro 1951 Caroline Islands||Old Hawaiian Hawaii||Tokyo Korea|
|Bellevue (IGN) - Efate & Erromango Islands||L.C. 5 Astro 1961 Cayman Brac Island||Old Hawaiian Kauai||Tokyo Mean for Japan, Korea, Okinawa|
|Bermuda 1957 - Bermuda||Leigon Ghana||Old Hawaiian Maui||Tokyo Okinawa|
|Bissau - Guinea- Bissau||Liberia 1964 Liberia||Old Hawaiian Mean for Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu||Tristan Astro 1968 Tristan da Cunha|
|Bogota Observatory - Colombia||Luzon Philippines (Excluding Mindanao)||Old Hawaiian Oahu||Viti Levu 1916 Fiji (Viti Levu Island)|
|Bukit Rimpah - Indonesia (Bangka & Belitung Islands)||Luzon Philippines (Mindanao)||Oman Oman||Wake|
|Camp Area Astro - Antarctica (McMurdo Camp Area)||M’Poraloko Gabon, Nahrwan, Oman (Masirah Island)||Ordinance Survey Great Britain 1936 - England||Wake Island Astro 1952 Wake Atoll|
|Campo Inchauspe - Argentina||Mahe 1971 Mahe Island||Ordinance Survey Great Britain 1936 - England, Isle of Man, Wales||WGS 1972 Global Definition|
|Canton Astro 1966 - Phoenix Islands||Marshall Islands||Ordinance Survey Great Britain 1936 - Mean for England, Isle of Man, Scotland, Shetland Islands, Wales||Yacare Uruguay|
|Cape - South Africa||Massawa Ethiopia (Eritrea)||Ordinance Survey Great Britain 1936 - Scotland, Shetland Islands||Zanderij Suriname|
|How can I get a shorter GPS cable?|
All our units come with 25 feet GPS cables. However, you can purchase a 12 foot GPS cable through store.navico.com.
|Can I operate two units from one GPS module?|
You may connect two NMEA 2000 capable devices together and operate from on GPS module. An example is shown below:
If you do not have an NMEA 2000 network, you can connect the NMEA 0183 output of one GPS unit to the input of another and have the position data displayed on both units. This is done by connecting the colored wires on the unit's power cable as shown below.
Some units have two comports and some have only one. The diagram below shows two comports. In the comport settings of the units, match the baud rates and select NMEA 0183 output for the unit with the GPS receiver attached to it. In the comport settings of the unit receiving the GPS data, select NMEA 0183 input. The GPS receiver must be locked onto position for the NMEA data to be sent to the receiving unit.
|What is the link to the real time map of the WAAS coverage area?|
|What is the difference between full VGA and 1/4 VGA?|
VGA stands for Video Graphics Array. Full VGA means that the screen resolution is 640 X 480 pixels. The orientation can be either way, 640 tall or 480 tall.
1/4 VGA means the resolution is 320 X 240.
SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array) means it is 800 X 600 pixels. The LCX-111C HD and the LCX-110C are SVGA display units.
|How do I delete the Recent Finds from my unit?|
Recent finds cannot be deleted through the menu. It is meant to be used like Microsoft Word or Excel where you click on File and the last 4 documents you viewed are listed. The recent find list is meant to provide the convenience of quickly locating a place you looked for previously. A hard reset will delete the complete recent finds list, however, ALL SAVED DATA WILL BE DELETED FROM THE UNIT. Be sure to save your GPS data to an MMC/SD card before performing the reset.
|Can I unplug my GPS and not lose my waypoints?|
Yes, all of our GPS units have internal memory that stores all recorded waypoints, trails, routes, and icons when you shut the unit off.
|How do I reset my odometer?|
I'm sorry, the odometer is a lifetime value and cannot be reset. If you need to keep track of mileage, use the Trip Calculator in the unit. That can be reset.
|Will a GPS be able to receive signals through glass?|
Yes! A GPS antenna/receiver will be able to receive signals through glass. Other materials may allow signals to pass, also. However, it is best to test the unit in the desired location before permanently mounting it.
|What does the E.P.E. data tell me?|
EPE is short for Estimated Position Error. This value is a measure of the “QUALITY” of the satellite signal and is provided only to indicate times when your position fix may not be as accurate as other times. As satellite signals degrade, EPE will increase. This does not mean that accuracy of GPS is decreasing. Accuracy of GPS is based on the DATA CONTAINED in a satellite signal, not the QUALITY of the signal.
|How can I get my GPS to read below 1 MPH?|
One of the limitations to GPS is the fact that it cannot
track movements very well that are below 1mph. For example, you could be
drifting in a boat and move quite a distance over time, but the GPS position on
your map may not have changed.
Fishermen who do a lot of slow trolling will often use a paddlewheel type speed sensor, to track their trolling speeds. Visit store.navico.com at to find out what sensor is available for your unit.
|How can I get my unit out of demo mode?|
Sonar units: Plug in the transducer. Once the unit senses the presence of the transducer, the demo mode should be disabled. If this fails, click on the link below to locate the hard reset procedure for your model.
GPS units with an external antenna: Plug in the external antenna. Once the unit senses the presence of the external antenna, the demo mode should be disabled. If this fails, click on the link below to locate the hard reset procedure for your model.
GPS units with an internal antenna: Perform a hard reset.
Click here for a list of resets for our products.
|What are the advantages of a remote antenna?|
With a Handheld GPS unit, a remote antenna enables you to place the unit in a pocket and still track your position.
With an Automotive GPS unit, a remote antenna enables you to place the antenna anywhere on the dashboard where the signal reception is best.
With a fixed mount GPS, an external antenna allows you to mount the display unit in a cabin or under a roof and still track the satellites with the placement of the antenna under the open sky.
|Where can I get replacement accessories for my unit?|
You can order online at .
|What are some of the terms used in GPS?||
Distance - Distance from current position to a selected
Total Distance - Distance from current position to the end of a planned route
Trip Distance - Basic odometer function from Utilities / Trip Calculator that can be reset
Travel Time - Time from current position to next waypoint - based on current closing speed
Total Travel - time from current position to end of route - based on current closing speed
Total Arrival (ETA) - Also Estimated Time of Arrival. Time on the clock you’ll arrive at the end of a route or to a single destination based on current closing speed
Arrival Time (ETE) - Also Estimated Time En-route. Time on the clock you’ll arrive at a point in a route but not the ultimate destination based on current closing speed. ETE will match ETA only when traveling the final leg of a route or to a single destination.
Trip Time - Time you have been traveling (after crossing speed threshold) set from Utilities / Trip Calculator
Ground Speed (GS) - Actual change in position over a period of time (Usually miles per hour, kilometers per hour or knots) derived from the GPS
Closing Speed - This is often called Velocity Made Good. This is the speed that you are actually approaching a selected destination point. See the additional explanation provided further below
Bearing (BRG) - The direction from your present location to a destination, usually a waypoint
Track (TRK) - The direction that you are currently traveling
Cross Track (XTK) - The distance to the side of a desired course line
|What is Closing Speed?||
Again, this is the speed at
which you are actually moving towards a selected destination. This more
than likely less than your actual speed. The image below shows
navigation to a waypoint. This also shows that the direction of travel
is not directly at the selected destination. The vessel is still getting
closer to the destination waypoint but would approach faster if the
track was aligned with the bearing.
|Why is the speed, position or other values flashing in the screen?||If a field is flashing, this means that the information is not correct. If a GPS derived value is flashing, this more than likely means that the GPS has not acquired a lock on its position.|
|The map is off compared to the actual position. Is this problem in the GPS or the map?||This can be a problem with either the map in use or the GPS. To determine what the actual cause of the problem is, you may wish to test the GPS against a surveyed coordinate or by saving a waypoint using the GPS at a fixed, non-moving location. You can then return to that fixed location at the exact position where the waypoint was saved. The unit should not show a significant deviation. If the GPS is providing proper position information, there may be a mapping discrepancy. If the discrepancy is significant, this may be reported to the mapping supplier.|
|When I move, the map does not move with me and the position indicator moves off of the screen.||This occurs when the cursor is activated. The cursor is the cross-hair that displays on the map so that different areas of the map can be observed away from the present position. The map display is locked by the cursor so that this map location can be observed. If the cursor is active, simply press EXIT to return to viewing your present position on the display.|
|When searching map places such as airports, landmarks, public lands and addresses, all the replies are for Oklahoma and not near the operating location.||There may not be a high detail map built for your area. If you are using a GPS with MMC/SD card support or the iFINDER GO series GPS, there is a sample map built in to the unit along with the medium level detail map. This has detail for an area south of Lake Oologah to North of Broken Arrow Oklahoma. Inside this area, the mapping contains street level mapping including points of interest and address information. This is the reason that queries return an answer for that region but not others. If you have the MapCreate 6 series software, you can generate a map for use in MMC/SD card capable GPS|
|What mapping is available for areas in the United States?||
Currently directly from
Lowrance there is the MapCreate 6.3 software, FreedomMaps, Fishing
Hot-Spots Elite, NauticPath, LakeMaster Pro Maps and the Free Enhanced
From Navionics there are also Hot Maps and XL charts.
|What Mapping is available for Canada?||MapCreate 6.3 Canada and the Canadian FreedomMaps are currently the only products available from Lowrance for Canada. Navionics does also supply Hot Maps and XL charts for Canada.|
|What mapping is available for other international regions?||
Marine charts offer
offshore/coastal navigational detail and information covering the Caribbean, West Central America,
South America, Europe West, Europe North, Mediterranean, Africa/Middle
East/India, Southeast Asia/Pacific Islands, Australia/New Zealand, and
MapCreate 6.3 does provide medium level detail for international areas. This includes major roads and highways, city locations, enhanced shoreline detail and political boundaries.
FreedomMaps are also available for Europe. This will provide high level detail for the areas covered similar to the level of detail provided by MapCreate 6.3 for the US. This does not provide topographical data but does show points of interest.
Navionics does also provide a large amount of XL and XL 3 charts for international areas.
|What memory cards operate with Lowrance GPS and where can These cards be purchased?||There are a number of Lowrance GPS devices that utilize flash memory cards for extra memory. This will hold additional mapping as well as transfer user data files and product updates. These cards can also be utilized to record the sonar image if used with a combination Sonar/GPS product. The cards used with current production models are Multi-Media cards (MMC) or Secure Digital (SD) cards. These can be purchased through LEI Extra's. These are also commonly utilized by a number of digital cameras, PDA's and MP3 players. MMC/SD cards can be found at just about any computer and electronics retailer.|