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Rally computer multifunction

AZIMUTH        

Installation and configuration.

Instruction Manual.

* Content marked [GPS] only for versions with built-in GPS or an external device connected Garmin. Working with an external GPS module, such as the Garmin does not provide such precision as the built-in GPS.


Multifunction computer Rally

AZIMUTH

Installation and configuration.

Device Description

Purpose

Functions

Files with azimuth points

Installation

Mounting

Connection

View and power switching

Device view

LEDs

Screen

Switching/ Off

Device Configuration

Device Settings

Creating an AZI file

Edit the file with azimuths on your

service

file Active

Service

File Copy

Navigation Settings

Service

Settingstime

service

file creationwith azimuths PC

Communication Settings on your device Garmin

Functional Configuration Garmin

Operation

Sequence of actions before and during the rally - the abbreviation

before the rally:

During the rally:

Service during the rally

Edit the file at the time of sending the

reverse function

Adjusting the backlight and buttons

Sending parameters to repeating device

Specifications and performance

guarantee


Description

Purpose

Tripmeter Rally Computer multifunction AZIMUTH is a professional device for use in off-road rallies.

Thanks to the graphical LCD display simultaneously on the screen shows all the parameters and the service becomes quick and easy.

Aluminum, waterproof case provides protection against external factors. First-class electronics ensure reliable operation and high precision measurements. Service tripmeter is performed using a 6-button keyboard in which the keys are permanently assigned  to key functions or via an optional external switch.

Rally Computer Multifunction AZIMUTH is used to speed up the navigation on the points described in the roadbook by using the Course and Distance to the target.

Functions

Files with azimuth points

Azimuth data are kept in files saved by the user as a text file for example MT2013_OS2.txt.

Files are prepared using the rally documentation received and one of three methods:

Prior to use, select one of the files and make it active.


Installation

Mounting

The tripmeter should be installed in a visible place, allowing the user easy access

to the front panel. The tripmeter comes with two M5 screws. Do not install the tripmeter in places that may cause its damage or malfunction such as : air bags area, air outlets and in places that may put the car and the driver at risk.

NOTE !  Turning  off the device does not cut the power supply completely. The tripmeter still consumes some power (reduced to minimum). When the device is not in use, it is advisable to disconnect it from the car electric installation which will prevent from discharging the battery. For best result it is recommended to install an external switch that totally disconnects the power supply.

The power supply should be reliable and stable providing power between 8 and 30 V.

This diagram below shows how to connect the tripmeter.

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Connection to the Garmin

The tripmeter is connected with Garmin using a Garmin cable equipped with a Superseal-type  connector. The signal transmission is performed using the RS232 standard.

Wires used with Garmin devices:

Connection with repeating device

To connect the tripmiter with a repeating device, we need a cable equipped with a superseal-type 4 PIN connector. The following cables come from the main tripmeter :

Connection with repeating device and Garmin

To connect the tripmiter with a repeating device, we need a three-way cable  equipped with a superseal-type 4 PIN connector. The following cables come from the main tripmeter :

View and power switching

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LEDs

GARMIN - indicates a good connection with Garmin

GPS - signals GPS status - when flashing it means searching for signal. Steady light indicates the presence of a GPS signal.  When not lit indicates a malfunction

RUN - lights up when the display goes black but the unit continues to work.

POINT - lights up when you will enter in the circle around the target point. The radius of the circle can be set in the menu.

Screen

FIELD DIRECTLY ABOVE STATUS - displays additional information depending on the status :

FIELD OF DESCRIPTION FILE - displays the name of the active file

ON/OFF

The device does not have a power switch. When the power is supplied it is automatically ready for work. When not in direct use and ignition being off, the tripmeter goes to sleep mode. To bypass this mode the yellow wire can be connected directly to the main power.

When the power is ON :

From the START  up screen the tripmeter will turn itself off automatically after 1 minute (if the ignition is off)

To display the START screen at any stage,  press and hold [CLR] for 6 seconds.

Complete tripmeter shutdown from the buttons is not possible. Please refer to Installation section.

Configuration

NOTE !!! The default settings are shown on the tripmeter’s Setting Card included in the packaging.

To access the Configuration menu from the Start Screen, press ona hold the [MANAGE].

How to nawigate in the Config menu :

Other functions od each key are described for each sub-menu.

Selected options/values are shown in brackets.

Device Settings

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Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines.

Press [OK] to change the value.

  1. GPS - GPS module choice
  1. Own- fast GPS module built-in device (refresh data every 0.1 seconds)
  2. Garmin - download data from the connected device Garmin (NOTE. refreshes data as even up to two seconds)
  1. Language (JEZYK) - language version of the device. At the minute only Polish version is availbale !
  2. Delete (KASUJ) - Delete the contents of the memory card. Before you delete it will ask for confirmation. Any files stored on the card will be erased.
  3. RUN - type of operation, depending on the purchased option. Possible modes :
  1. odometer
  2. AZIMUTH
  3. tripmeter +AZIMUTH
  4. Regularity

Creating an AZI file

The menu allows you to create a file with azimuths directly on the device.

  1. go to Create a File 
  2. enter the file name. [UP] and [DOWN] changes the value. [OK] and [CLR] moves the cursor.
  3. press and hold [OK] to save the file name. The name will show on the display, just above FILE in the right bottom corner.
  4. enter the grid number from the roadbook. [UP] and [DOWN] changes the value. [OK] and [CLR] moves the cursor. Press and hold [OK] to save the number.
  5. enter the course and distance to the destination. [UP] and [DOWN] changes the value. [OK] and [CLR] moves the cursor. Press and hold [OK] to save the course and distance.
  6. to add another line, press [RUN] and repeat the steps.
  7. To save the file with all grid lines, press and hold [MANAGE].

NOTE !!! We recommend creating files on a PC.

Editing AZI files from the device

  1. go to Edit File 
  2. select the file you want to edit and press the [OK]
  3. [UP] and [DOWN] changes the value. [OK] and [CLR] moves the cursor.
  4. Once the value has been changed, move the cursor to the far right or press and hold [OK] to save the changes.  The edited line will flash briefly to confirm the change.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 if necessary. Press and hold [MANAGE] will save the entire file. The file name will briefly flash to confirm the change.

Selecting Active File 

The active file is the file used for navigation.

1. from menu, select Active File. Use [OK] and [CLR] to find the file. Press [OK]  to select and   press [OK] again to confirm.

2. The Active File will always display in the bottom right corner.

On all screenshots in this manual, we have seleted a file named A.

Copying Files

1. go to Copying Files. You will be asked if you want to copy all files all files to the memory stick placed in the USB port. Press [OK] to confirm.

Navigation settings

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Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines. Press [OK] to change the value. 

  1. LOG - function is not active
  2. TO THE TARGET (DO CELU) - sets the radius of the circle. Being in the circle equals reaching the target. POINT led will lit.
  3. AZIMUTH FORMAT (FORMAT AZYMUTU) - describes how to present the position of the vehicle before sending the waypoint : degrees or hours

Time setting

Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines. Use [OK] to move to next field within that line. Use [RUN] and [MANAGE] to increase and decrease the value.

  1. TIME - Sets the TIME
  2. DATE - Sets the DATE
  3. SYN - Synchronize time with the GPS
  4. UTC - Sets the time zone
  5. DST - Sets Summer/Winter Time

Creating AZI files on PC

Using Notepad, create a file as per the following example:

9=341.1/3659

34=160.9/900

67=100.9/1400

71=99.9/23000

90=359.0/100

134=1.9/2500

999=34.5/905

For example, the first row means :

9 - grid number from the road-book with the first azimuth

341.1 - course from the grid

3659 - distance in meters from that same grid.

A sampled file can be downloaded from our website.

Communication settings on the Garmin device.

 

Set Garmin to bidirectional data transmission.

Data format: NMEA IN / NMEA OUT

Transmission speed : 4800

Functional Garmin Configuration

When sending the first waypoint to Garmin, a waypoint called RC8 will be saved in Garmin internal memory. From Garmin’s navigation’s menu select navigation to that point. Each next waypoint sent will automatically change the parameters of that point. Go to Waypoints menu, select the new waypoint RC8, choose go on the map. You will see purple line from the point where you are to your destination.

 The process before and during the rally

before the rally:

during the rally:

Operating during a rally

Once the device is calibrated and you have the the correct Active File selected, from the START SCREEN press [RUN].

 This will display the list with points from the Active File. The tripmeter is ready to navigate.

Screen is divided into:

  1.  "operational" section showing :
  1. the grid number (100)
  2. the course value (000.0)
  3. the distance to the target in km (10.00 km)
  1. Below and above the main display the user can see previous and next grid number. On this screenshot 200 is the next grid number with course 180 degree and distance to target  1 km. Press the [DOWN] and [OK] to send waypoint to Garmin and start navigating.
  2. fixed section showing :
  1. a suggestion about the direction of the vehicle at the tracing point (START: h = 12, meaning drive straight ahead)
  2. the name of the active file (A in this case)

Press [OK] to trace the waypoint and start sending commands to Garmin. The screen will change from green to blue.

The blue screen is divided into:

  1. "operational" section showing :
  1.  an arrow pointing the direction to the target.
  2. grid number (001)
  3. course indication to get to target 151 to the right. (-151 would indicate 151 to the left)
  4. the distance to the target, expressed in miles and tens of meters (9.99 miles)
  1. Below and above the main display the user can see previous and next grid number. On this screenshot 002 is the next grid number with course 180 degree and distance to target  1 km. Press the [DOWN] and [OK] to send waypoint to Garmin and start navigating.

  1. fixed section showing :
  1. the current time
  2. the name of the active file (here A.)

When you reach you waypoint, press [OK] the list will move up by one line automatically and will pick the next waypoint. The indication of the car positioning is based on the azimuth displayed in the middle of the screen.

Edit the file just before sending

When the screen shows the ready-to-send waypoint (grid number + tracing data) there is the possibility of quick editing.

  1. press and hold [MANAGE] to enter the Edit mode
  2. move cursor using [OK] and [CLR],
  3. [UP]/[DOWN] changes the value
  4. when you change the value of the line shift to the far right or press and hold [OK] to save changes in the line.

Reverse function

You can go back to the tracing waypoint position at any time. Press [RUN] for 3 seconds. This will take you the last tracing position. At the bottom of the screen REVERSE will show.

Use [UP]/[DOWN] to select the new waypoint and press [OK] to start navigating. REVERSE symbol will disappear.

Adjusting the backlight of the screen and the keypad

Press [LIGHT] to adjust the brightness of the display and the keypad at any moment. When the backlight is completely off  RUN led lights up.


Sending parameters to repeating device

When the tripmeter is in work mode it’s sends to the repeating device the main parameter which the course to the target. It shows a value describing the course that need to be changed in order to get to the target.

The user can send any other available parameter to the repeating device.

Press [MANAGE] and while holding it, press [UP] or [DOWN]. In field circled below in yellow, the first parameter will show. Release both keys. Using [UP] or [DOWN]. select desired parameter and press [OK] to send it to repeating device. If not confirmed, the selected parameter will send automaticallt after 5 sec.

                 

Technical and operational

Warranty

Warranty is for a period of 60 months from the date of sale and will be valid if the product was not used according to its intended purpose. Warranty includes product faults and malfunction that prevent the user from using the device as intended. Faults and malfunctions resulting from a mechanical damage, alterations or natural wear, are not subject of warranty.

The warranty is valid only with proof of purchase.

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