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Old 04-21-2007, 09:19 PM
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I went to check everything on my boat today in preparation for the year's first trip with the new Electronics. Everything seemed to be working perfectly until I started getting a Radar Error..#5. Then the Array stops spinning. I can't find anything that refers to an Error # 5. Has anyone encountered this message? I'd like to resolve this before Monday if possible. The Radar is the Garmin 406 and was installed in Feb. I have not been able to use it yet except in the slip. Until today everything seemed to work fine. I'm stumped.

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Old 04-21-2007, 09:22 PM
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Johnboy - 4/21/2007 10:19 PM

I went to check everything on my boat today in preparation for the year's first trip with the new Electronics. Everything seemed to be working perfectly until I started getting a Radar Error..#5. Then the Array stops spinning. I can't find anything that refers to an Error # 5. Has anyone encountered this message? I'd like to resolve this before Monday if possible. The Radar is the Garmin 406 and was installed in Feb. I have not been able to use it yet except in the slip. Until today everything seemed to work fine. I'm stumped.

John
I copied this a few months ago, but can't explain it - check with bluewaterpirate - he's the master:


garmin radar codes
FYI:

Error Code #0- Rotation
#1- Heater Current
#2- Magnatron Current
#3- Over Temp
#4- Receiver Atenuator
#5- AFC
#6- HV Supply
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:43 PM
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Try doing a software update, in the most recent software revision it corrects that problem. Here is the list of changes:

Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
Fixed initial transmit problem at 1.5 - 2.0 nm ranges with target expansion off and 0.75 - 1.0 nm ranges
with target expansion on where the radar would report an error code 2.
Added software filtering to hardware monitoring A/Ds.
Improved AFC error handling.


Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
Added antenna parking.
Improved target separation and definition.
Improved interference rejection.
Adjusted gain scaling to make better use of full 0% to 100% range.


Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20:
Fixed issue where rotation error wasn't being detected.


Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.10:
Improve AFC tracking performance.

Also the link to the software update:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/do...ID=151&pID=356

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:10 PM
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Thanks Geno,
you were right on about the fix. I was unable to get the download to work with my data card reader on my laptop at home, but I was able to do this at work (software issues--I guess) but Garmin hung in there with me. It took several trys but I was able to get the "fix" uploaded and it seems to have fixed the problem. The radar works at the slip. If the weather holds I'll get to try it in the real world this weekend.

Thanks again,
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