BRIDGE MASTER E RADAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,ARPA Limits and Settings. System exit from BridgeMaster E radar,Transmit Mode. After adjusting of the required functions in standby mode press TRANSMIT soft key. Using the Radar Controls,Control Panels, There are two types of control panel in current use for controlling the radar a Simple. Control Panel and an optional Dedicated Control Panel. Simple Control Panel, The simple control panel is made up of a number of modules which are usually. mounted immediately under the display monitor A simple pointing device joystick. or tracker ball with two associated keys left and right is used to control the radar. and its display The joystick tracker ball controls the position of the on screen cursor. which is displayed as a small white arrow when positioned outside the radar circle. see The On screen Cursor later in this chapter, Selections are made by positioning the on screen cursor over an object or caption.
and clicking press and release with the left key The left key is duplicated on the. left hand side of the control panel to enable two handed operation The right key. is used on some items to provide additional functionality when available. Note Throughout this manual instructions to left click or right click relate. to a press and release of either of the left keys or the right key Similarly. references to the cursor control relate to the joystick or tracker ball. depending on which is fitted,Optional Dedicated Control Panel. A Dedicated Control Panel which contains a number of additional push buttons and. rotary controls can be fitted as an optional extra The Simple Control Panel is. always fitted, The Dedicated Control Panel provides individual tactile controls for specific functions. These functions would normally be accessed and adjusted using the cursor control. and associated left right keys of the Simple Control Panel The controls available are. as follows,Push Buttons RANGE UP RANGE DOWN,TM RM TRUE REL VECTORS. CENTRE ACK ALARM,Rotary Controls GAIN RAIN Clutter SEA Clutter. EBL 1 VRM 1 PANEL Brightness,Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 161.
Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,The On screen Cursor. When the on screen cursor is outside the video circle it is displayed as a small white. arrow referred to as the screen cursor As the cursor passes into the video circle. it changes and is displayed as a small white cross referred to as the video cursor. Screen Cursor, As the screen cursor moves over a caption or item which can be accessed its box is. highlighted drawn in white and two small boxes representing the left and right keys. appear next to the arrowhead cursor One or both of these boxes is filled in white to. indicate which key s are active and available for selection see example left. Note For reasons of clarity and to avoid conflicting information the screen cursor. is shown without its associated left right key boxes in the diagrams. throughout the rest of the manual, If a caption box is not highlighted as the cursor passes over it it indicates that the. caption or item inside the box cannot be accessed in the current mode. Drop down menu options are highlighted in yellow as the cursor passes over them. If a particular option is not available it will not be highlighted Options which can. never be selected because of the current radar configuration are NOT shown. If an adjustable parameter is selected the cursor will disappear and the parameter. is displayed in yellow as a number or control bar If an adjustment is not made. within 10 seconds the parameter will be automatically deselected and the cursor. will reappear,Video Cursor, Whenever the video cursor is displayed a dialog box giving a readout of the cursor s. position within the video circle replaces the usual function soft keys shown in the. bottom right hand corner of the display By default this box gives cursor range and. bearing from own ship and cursor lat long, Note Soft keys are small boxed areas of the screen usually containing a single.
caption which respond in much the same way as the dedicated function. keys of a computer keyboard,162 NAVI TRAINER 4000 v 4 51 Navigational Bridge. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions, In TRANSMIT mode the range and bearing of the cursor are relative to own ship s. position In STANDBY mode the range and bearing are relative to the centre of the. video circle, Note If when in TRANSMIT own ship s position is lost or there is a compass. error the lat long readings are replaced by dashes. Soft Keys and Fixed Menus, A series of functional soft keys are displayed in the bottom right hand corner. of the display, A left click on any one of these keys will reveal a fixed menu and a new set of soft.
keys associated with that menu The menu appears in the area immediately above. the soft keys, A right click on some of the function soft keys will provide additional functionality. Items from the menu are usually selected by a left click. Restricted Access when in Edit Mode, Some of the soft key functions permit editing as part of their functionality For. example Guard Zone Editing Index Line Editing When an edit mode is selected a. permanent prompt appears in the help area and access to some of the normal. operating facilities is restricted, As editing is usually performed within the video circle the following picture related. facilities are unavailable during editing,Off centering own ship by dragging. Changing ERBL VRM by dragging,Acquiring or Cancelling Targets.
Selecting from the Target Tote,Selecting a new Speed Mode. Aligning the Compass,Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 163. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,Drop Down Menus. Where there are a number of fixed selections for a particular parameter for example. RANGE in the top left hand corner of the display a left click will reveal a drop down. menu of the alternatives available, A drop down menu is usually displayed in the vicinity of the screen cursor when the. selection is made Once a menu is displayed the cursor is restricted to the area. within the menu and selections are made with a left click A right click will close the. menu without taking further action i e Cancel,Selecting a Mode of Operation.
From the STANDBY display there are two mode selections available. The normal operational mode The antenna is rotating and the transceiver transmits. and receives radar pulses enabling a radar picture to be displayed. Initialisation, The system initialisation mode This is used to set up the system parameters during. installation, The soft keys for selecting these modes of operation are located in the bottom left. hand corner of the display,To Select a Mode, 1 Use the cursor control to position the screen cursor over the soft key for the. mode required Usually TRANSMIT,2 Left click to select. 164 NAVI TRAINER 4000 v 4 51 Navigational Bridge,Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions.
Basic Operation,Introduction, When TRANSMIT is selected from Standby the system is switched to transmit Slave. radars can only be set to transmit if the associated Master is already transmitting. Most of the captions and soft keys associated with the TRANSMIT display are available. for selection and are highlighted individually as the screen cursor moves over them. Most of the basic radar functions are covered in this chapter Other more specific. functions are covered in individual chapters,User Specified Data. The user data area of the display is located at the bottom right hand side above. the help area and function soft keys The area is used to show information relating. to own ship and is available in both Standby and Transmit modes. The following types of data can be displayed,Own Ship s Position. Wind and Depth,Selecting the Data Type, 1 Position the screen cursor over the top line of text in the User Data box. 2 Left click to select the type of data required Each click will cycle the display to. the next type Alternatively a right click will reveal a drop down menu containing. a list of data types left click on the type required or right click to close the menu. without further action,Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 165.
Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,Data Displays. When specific data is unavailable the associated readout is replaced with dashes. Own Ship s Position, The source can be any one of the following DGPS GPS. If there is a Position alarm the lat lon is displayed in RED. Wind and Depth, Either TRUE or REL Relative wind speed is displayed depending on the data. received from the sensor The wind bearing is displayed relative to own ship s. Range Scales Range Rings, The radar range scale can be selected from a list of preset values A set of fixed range. rings displayed as a number of equally spaced concentric circles normally six can. also be switched ON or OFF Range scale selection can be made in both Standby. and Transmit modes Range rings cannot be selected or displayed in Standby. The current range scale and range ring selections are given in the top left hand. corner of the display The ranges are displayed in nm. Choosing the Appropriate RANGE Scale, To ensure the best detection of small targets amongst sea clutter always select the.
shortest range scale consistent with operational requirements. 166 NAVI TRAINER 4000 v 4 51 Navigational Bridge,Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions. Selecting a Range Scale, Ranges can be selected by using either the and soft keys or by using a drop. 1 Position the screen cursor over the or symbol, 2 Left click to select the next or previous range scale Ranges from 0 125 to 96. nm 0 25 to 192 km are available An appropriate prompt is displayed when the. upper or lower limit is reached, Alternatively a left click on the Range field will reveal a drop down menu listing. the ranges available with the current selection highlighted Left click on the range. required or right click to close the menu without further action. Turning Range Rings ON and OFF, The separation between the range rings RR is indicated under the Range field.
To turn the range rings ON or OFF, 1 Position the screen cursor over the Range Ring field. 2 Left click to toggle rings ON or OFF,Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 167. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,Heading Line HL. The ship s heading line is shown as a single line centred on own ship and drawn. to the edge of the video circle In the Head up presentation mode the line is always. drawn at 000 0, When own ship is off centred an additional indication of own ship s heading is. shown by an asterisk and a short line drawn just inside the video circle. Temporarily Hiding the Heading Line, The heading line can be removed temporarily to view more clearly something which.
is on or close to the line,1 Position the screen cursor over the HL soft key. 2 Press and hold down the left key The line together with all of the synthetics. within the video circle remains hidden as long as the key is held down. 3 Release the key to return the line and synthetics to the video circle. Off centring the Picture, The default picture is with own ship placed at the centre of the video circle. However the picture can be off centred by dragging own ship to a new position. within the video circle as follows, The video display can be off centred by up to two thirds of the range scale radius. 1 Position the video cursor over own ship s position. 2 Press and hold down the left key,168 NAVI TRAINER 4000 v 4 51 Navigational Bridge. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions, 3 Drag own ship to the required off centred position.
4 Release the key,Centring the Video Display, The CENTRE soft key located near the bottom right hand corner can be used to. redraw the display with own ship at the centre of the video circle or to reposition. own ship for maximum view along own ship s course,To Centre the Display. 1 Position the screen cursor over the CENTRE soft key. 2 Left click to place own ship at the centre of the video circle. For Maximum View, 1 Position the screen cursor over the CENTRE soft key. 2 Right click to reveal a pop up menu containing the Max View option see. example left, 3 Left click to select Max View or right click to close the menu without further. Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 169,Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions.
When Max View is selected the video display is off centred by two thirds of the. range scale radius,Transceiver Tuning, The transceiver tuning indicator is located in the bottom left hand corner of the display. The current level of tuning is indicated by the shaded bar behind the TUNE caption. This bar indicates the level in percentage terms with 0 on the left 100 on the right. The tuning indicator is only displayed when the radar is in Transmit mode. Selecting Manual or Automatic Tuning, The system defaults to the mode of tuning last selected MAN or AFC. 1 Position the screen cursor over the AFC MAN selection field. 2 Left click to toggle the tuning control to MAN Manual or AFC. Automatic Frequency Control,170 NAVI TRAINER 4000 v 4 51 Navigational Bridge. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions,Manual Change of Tuning Control. 1 Position the screen cursor over the TUNE caption. Bridge Master E Radar Operating Instructions Chapter 5 Transas Radar Arpa Imitators 167 Selecting a Range Scale Ranges can be selected by using either the and soft keys or by using a drop down menu 1 Position the screen cursor over the or symbol 2 Left click to select the next or previous range

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