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    Guide Quick Start GPS501 Operating Manual & Global P ositioning System . Safety W arning System . Breadcrumb T racking . T rip Computer[...]

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    i W ARNINGS & NOTIFICA TIONS When using the GPS501 in a motor vehicle it is the user's responsibility to ensure operating the GPS501 does not detract from the safe operation of the vehicle. F or safety reasons it is not recommended that a driver change any settings while in motion. Please come to a complete stop or have a passenger make ch[...]

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    The Quick Start Guide pages are designed to allow you to install and start up your GPS501 as quickly as possible, however it does not attempt to explain any of the advanced features of the GPS501 unit. Always use the windshield mount provided when using the GPS501 in a motor vehicle. Avoid any position which may obstruct the deployment of any air b[...]

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    i) Find the main unit, mounting bracket and suction cups in the main box/package. ii) Insert and locate the three suction cups on to the mounting bracket. iii) The GPS501 fits into the C-Clip which can be rotated or turned. iv) Once the viewing angle is set, turn the lock knob clockwise to secure the C-Clip position. Always check that the GPS501 is[...]

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    i. T urn the GPS501 on by pressing and holding . ii. The opening screen will display . iii. If using batteries the batter y type display will appear . Select batter y type by pressing and then press to confirm. After the GPS signal is acquired the batter y type will be remembered and this screen will not display on next power on. iv . The T rip Scr[...]

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    4 DISPLAY MODE The GPS501 displays a screen from either the or . The Display Mode is the main working mode where information is shown. There are 6 Displays in the Display Mode. Press or to cycle through these modes. Sample displays are shown. TRIP Display Mode, Safety W arning Alerts Menu Mode GPS SIGNAL TRIP DA T A POSITION GO TO TR ACK v[...]

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    5 SAFETY W ARNING ALERTS The GPS501 has a pre-programmed memor y that will alert you of any Fixed Speed Camera, Red Light Camera or Black Spot. These displays pop up and an alert tone sounds when approaching the alert location. T ypical displays are shown. RED LIGHT CAMER A C C C C C SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMER A AVER AGE SPEED CAMER A BLACK SPOT vi[...]

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    vii End of Guide Quick Start The Menu Mode will gives access to settings and options. Press to enter the main menu. Press and then to select and confirm options. Press to return to the previous display . Key Guide 6 MENU MODE[...]

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    1 CONTENTS W arnings & Notifications .............................................................................................................i Quick Start Guide .......................................................................................................................ii Installing Y our GPS501 ..................................[...]

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    2 MENU MODE .............................................................. ............................................ 19 Go T o Menu ................................................................ ...................................20 Mark Location Menu .................................................... ................................ 24 Edit[...]

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    The Uniden GPS501 is designed to provide you with years of trouble free ser vice. It's rugged components and materials are capable of withstanding harsh environments. W e are certain that you will enjoy your GPS501. Please read this operating Manual carefully to ensure you gain the optimum performance of the unit. INTRODUCTION 3 FEA TURES ! ! [...]

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    CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS 1. - Press to shortcut to GO TO Menu Press and hold to start or save TR ACK data 2. - Press to enter MENU mode Press and hold to set Dimmer On/Off 3. - Press to select a menu item Press to move the cursor up for editing a Name Press to zoom out for T rack Screen 4. - Press to select function in each menu Press and hold to M[...]

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    INDICA TORS 5 - T racking Icon is displayed when it is logging T rack Data. - GPS Satellite Icon is displayed when GPS signal is acquired. - Batter y Icon is displayed when the optional Batteries are inserted. - Charge Icon is displayed during char ging of the optional rechargeable Batteries. DISPLAY MODE Icons[...]

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    INCL UDED WITH YOUR GPS501 6 Windscreen Bracket GPS501 Owners Manual Cigarette Lighter Adaptor Lead Hardwire lead If any of these items are missing from the box, contact your dealer immediately . Optional Accessories ! ! ! ! Rechargeable NiMH batteries AC adaptor / charger Carr y case Alkaline Batteries (non rechargeable) USB cable Suction cups[...]

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    7 TRIP SCREEN The T rip Screen displays this information: Time and Date Heading (Compass) Bearing (Arrowhead) Speed Odometer When GPS signal is not acquired "Searching for Satellite" scrolls instead of time and date. Press and hold from any screen. ! ! ! ! ! Shortcut DISPLAY MODE[...]

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    8 TRIP D A T A S CREEN The T rip Data Screen displays LARGE (1 DAT A), MIDDLE (2 DAT A) or SMALL (5 DAT A) items of information. Selection is from this information: HEADING SPEED (The running speed) BEARING (Bearing to the destination) TIME TO GO (Estimated time to the destination) DISTANCE TO GO (Distance to the destination) TRIP TIME (The time co[...]

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    9 GO TO SCREEN The Go T o Screen displays information for direction to a destination. Name of the destination Heading (Compass) Bearing (Arrowhead) Time to go Distance to go The destination can be chosen from the following options: City POI (P oints of Interest) Nearest POI Home* W ork* Hotel* Airport* T rack Data* Marked P oint* Off * These are us[...]

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    10 If you select a T rack Data from the destination menu then there are two types of Navigation guidance to select from: 1) Turn P oint Navigation. The display indicates direction of, time and distance to the next turning point. V oice assistance will also be active. If GPS501 comes close to the T urn P oint, it displays this display and Next T urn[...]

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    11 TRACK SCREEN The T rack Screen displays breadcrumb tracking for when you want to create and track a route. The T rack Screen can also display previously stored track routes as a destination (used in this case as a GO TO screen) . The arrowhead for current position and direction, and the scale of the screen is displayed. The North up icon is disp[...]

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    12 There are 3 screen modes: - If map orientation has been set to North Up then current position is centre of the screen. If Heading Up is selected then current position is displayed just below the centre of the screen. Zoom in/out by pressing or . Press to change to Scroll screen mode. - Scroll the screen by pressing , , and . The scope indicator [...]

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    13 POSITION SCREEN The P osition screen displays Position Data (L ongitude/Latitude or Grid data) and altitude. P osition Data is announced when is pressed. (Attitude is not announced.) Press from any screen. Shortcut DISPLAY MODE[...]

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    14 GPS SIGNAL S CREEN The GPS signal strength and satellite number for up to 5 satellites are displayed with this screen option. When a GPS signal is not acquired for 5 minutes the GPS501 displays the prompt "ARE YOU INDOORS?" with YES/NO selection. When "YES" is selected (using indoors), the GPS501 will return to the previous d[...]

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    15 Y our GPS501 has a pre-programmed memor y that will alert you to any speed camera, red light camera or black spot you are approaching. There are three Alert levels. Approaching.... Level 1 (long range), Level 2 (middle range) Level 3 (short range) C C C C 3 ST AGE SAFETY ALERTS[...]

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    16 Approaching.... Level 1 (long range), Level 2 (middle range) Approaching Level 3 (short range) C C C[...]

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    17 OVER SPEED ALERT The GPS501 will sound and display an alert if you run over the Alert Speed setting. Key Guide to Over Speed Alert setting SET UP SET ALERT SPEED The GPS501 can sound an alert after continuous use for a preset time. The preset time can be set in 1hr steps. C When the running speed is over the Alert Speed, the Over Speed Alert T o[...]

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    18 ONE TOUCH MARKED POINT Press and hold to save the current position as a MARKED POINT . The MARK POINT saved screen appears for 5 seconds after which the entr y is saved with the current time and date and the GPS501 returns to the previous display . Press within 5 seconds of the MARK POINT saved screen appearing to shortcut to the MARKED POINT ed[...]

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    19 MENU MODE MENU Mode can be accessed from any Display Screen by pressing . Press or to highlight desired options and press to select. Key Guide[...]

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    20 The GO TO menu provides access to the database of pre- installed or user saved destinations. T o highlight the desired selection, press , and then press to set. The navigation begins and the GO TO display screen will appear . Select the State (State of Australia or New Zealand) to select a city from. In the CITY menu press or to skip alphabetica[...]

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    21 POI (Points Of Interest) NEARA ST POI Select the type of POI. The pre-installed database may have types such as AIRPORT , GA S STA TION, HOSPIT AL and P ARKING LOT . Select desired POI from the name list and set. Select the type of POI as per POI selection. The three POI closest to your current position are then displayed. Select desired POI fro[...]

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    HOME/WORK/HOTEL/AIRPORT TRACK D AT A These are single destination points for you convenience. Selection immediately begins navigation in the GO TO display screen. An example of the AIRPORT selection is shown. Select destinations from previously saved TR ACK DAT A. 22[...]

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    23 MARKED POINT OFF Select destinations from previously saved MARKED POINTS. Select this option to cancel a current GO TO operation. Alternatively from the GO TO display mode and then press .[...]

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    24 MARK LOCA TION MENU Mark Location is used to store in memory a location, which may be used in future as a point to navigate back to, or safety alert location. Locations can be saved as a single point location or as logged points in a TR ACK route. *If TR ACK START is selected then T rack Logging begins and the TR ACK Screen appears. TRACK END re[...]

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    25 CAMERA POINT Select the type of camera point you want to save position as. HOME/WORK/HOTEL/AIRPORT Select to mark current position as HOME, WORK, HOTEL or AIRPORT . TR ACK START TR ACK logging begins immediately in the TRACK SCREEN when this option is selected. Return to MARK LOCA TION menu and select TRACK END to view end options. - Pressing an[...]

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    26 EDIT LOCA TION MENU Y ou can edit the GPS co -ordinates of the single position HOME/WORK/HOTEL/AIRPORT locations and edit the MARKED POINT/CAMER A POINT and TRACK DA TA information. Select individual data from the saved MARKED POINT list. When a MARKED POINT is selected the edit menu shows options to: SAVE AS Save as SPEED CAMER A / RED LIGHT CA[...]

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    27 Edit location of HOME Edit location of WORK Edit location of HOTEL Edit location of AIRPORT Edit location of a TRACK D AT A Directly edit the GPS co-ordinates. Directly edit the GPS co-ordinates. Directly edit the GPS co-ordinates. Directly edit the GPS co-ordinates. Select individual DAT A from the saved TRACK DA TA list.[...]

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    UHF CHANNELS & FREQUENCIES SPEED MENU 28 After reviewing MAXIMUM and AVER AGE speeds use RESET to clear the readings.[...]

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    SET UP MENU From the SET UP you can set the following: ALERT SET TING Set (Camera P oint) Safety Alerts On/Off SET ALERT SPEED Set speed for Over Speed Alert ALERT DISTANCE Set from Manual or Auto SET DISTANCE Set when Manual selected for Alert Distance F ATIGUE TIMER Set in 1hour increments Set LCD BACKLIGHT , BACKLIGHT TIME or LCD CONTRAST Set fr[...]

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    30 LOCAL TIME SET TRIP DA TA ACCURACY POWER SAVE MODE INITIALIZE Select from options to set local time. Customize TRIP DAT A display from 3 options. Select desired DAT A to display within each option. Select type of situation to use GPS501 comfortably . STA TIONAR Y W ALKING DRIVING BOATING Select for power conservation measures when using batterie[...]

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    DIMMER 31 Press and hold to toggle DIMMER On or Off . Dimmer level is fixed to level 1 of LCD backlight. So even if the LCD backlight is off , dimmer is level 1. The GPS501 can be used as a GPS unit by connecting with a PC or other device which can interpret NMEA version (3.01) data. The GPS501 continuously outputs NMEA sentences via the USB socket[...]

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    PC UPD A TES Y ou may update the GPS501' s firmware or Camera Point, City Data and POI Data. Y ou can also back up or edit HOME, WORK, HOTEL, AIRPOR T , Marked P oint and Track Data on your PC. Connect the GPS501 to a PC with the supplied USB cable. - P entium II equivalent or higher - Operating System: Win98second edition, Win2000 or XP . Thi[...]

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    33 HOW TO USE THE APPLICA TION SOF TWARE 1. Click on the GPS501 Updater Software icon on the desktop. The prompt "Do you connect to the W eb Server?" appears. Click Y es and the updater will retrieve information from the web server and the GPS501 and display it in the Web Access window . If the selected data (Camera, City , POI or Firmwar[...]

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    Please follow these guidelines to ensure your GPS501 is well maintained. Use only a dry cloth to clean GPS501. (The GPS501 is not designed to be waterproof.) . If you clean the LCD, be as gentle as possible. If your GPS501 does not perform to your expectations, tr y the suggestions listed below . Unit does not operate: * Check the power cord. Be su[...]

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    UNIDEN GPS501 GPS Navigation System Limited One Y ear Warranty Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of warranty . Uniden warrants to the original retail owner for the duration of this warranty , its GPS501 Navigation System (herein after referred to as the Product), to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only t[...]

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    © 2007 Uniden Australia Pty Limited Uniden New Zealand Limited Printed in China USZZ01078ZA(0) FOR PURCHASING A UNIDEN PRODUCT[...]