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Offline Delirium74

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Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« on: November 10, 2016, 03:09:06 PM »
Hi Guys,

Relatively new to this forum....so hi all.

I have recently purchased my first Humminbird unit and have already found this forum very useful. Hopefully once I graduate past the 'blindly-pressing-buttons-until-I-break-it' stage, I might even be able to contribute in a useful way.

I have a question regarding my Helix 5 SI GPS unit that someone here may be able to answer....I have searched fairly extensively without luck so far.

Can anyone tell me if the manual waypoint input format can be changed/selected on this unit? And if so...where do I find it in the menus? I have seen that other models have this option, but can find nothing on the Helix. I do understand that they coordinates can be converted before entry, but it would be easier for me (if possible) to enter them as is.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ian


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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 07:15:34 PM »
*Press "Menu" twice to get into the Main Menu System ...
*Cursor over to the Setup tab ...
*Cursor down to "User Mode" ...
*Cursor user mode to "Advanced" ..
*Cursor down to "Position Format" ...

Page 150 in the HELIX 5 manual ...

http://www.humminbird.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=12694

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 08:23:12 PM »
Brilliant Rickie.....much appreciated.


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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 07:07:20 PM »
Greeting all, I have a similar issue wil my Helix 7, I've tryed every thing I know to load Lat/Long Coordinates into Humminbird PC and nothing I do seems to work. I would like to have fishing locations loaded before I hit Lake Eufaula, AL.

Is there a good tutorial or step by step instructions outthere?

Thanks in advance.

Dan
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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 09:41:57 PM »
Greeting all, I have a similar issue wil my Helix 7, I've tryed every thing I know to load Lat/Long Coordinates into Humminbird PC and nothing I do seems to work. I would like to have fishing locations loaded before I hit Lake Eufaula, AL.

Is there a good tutorial or step by step instructions outthere?

Thanks in advance.

Dan


Here is some info ...

http://www.humminbird.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Category/Support/FAQ/HumminbirdPC%204.3.3%20creating%20waypoint%20route.pdf

What specific problem are you having in HBPC ...??

1 point to mention is HBPC default latitude is East "E" ... this must be changed to West "W" for North America ...

Also if your latitude starts with 2 digits as xx° ...this must be changed to 3 digits as 0xx° ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 09:47:50 PM by rnvinc »

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 08:17:46 PM »
Understand that I have to change HBPC default setting to West and East, but the system will not hold that setting. No matter what I do I have not been able to load any coordinates that were on point. Still trying to work this issue.
Dan

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 08:29:12 AM »
Understand that I have to change HBPC default setting to West and East, but the system will not hold that setting. No matter what I do I have not been able to load any coordinates that were on point. Still trying to work this issue.

After entering your characters into the correct field, you should be able to press Enter or Tab on your keyboard ... or mouse click into a different field ...

Are these 3 actions I mentioned not working correctly ...??

Rickie

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 07:18:06 PM »
Ok, I can now load Lat/Long into HBPC but still can not get the system to save the setting. I can find the location in GE and save them. After I close HBPC and go back into the system the WP's created are gone. Why can't I save my work in HBPC?

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 08:51:31 PM »
Ok, I can now load Lat/Long into HBPC but still can not get the system to save the setting. I can find the location in GE and save them. After I close HBPC and go back into the system the WP's created are gone. Why can't I save my work in HBPC?

Dan

Click Edit at the top left of HBPC and select "Preferences"...

Make sure "Close all files when exiting" is not selected ...

Rickie

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 02:44:11 PM »
I appreciate the advise, I made sure of the changes you suggested but my program still will not save my coordinates. Maybe I need to reload HBPC?
Dan

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Re: Manual Waypoint Entry Format
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
I appreciate the advise, I made sure of the changes you suggested but my program still will not save my coordinates. Maybe I need to reload HBPC?


The gpx data is saved on your PC at MyDocuments/My_HumminbirdPC/GPX_Files ...

After you close HBPC - verify if your gpx data is in the GPX file folder ...

A Waypoint created in HBPC will have the name "PC_today'sdate.gpx" (unless you renamed the waypoint in HBPC before closing the program) ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 07:28:12 PM by rnvinc »


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