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Old 30-12-2015, 13:23   #1
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raymarine ST50+ radar: ships heading marker alignment

I am fitting a ST50+ radar to my boat (mint condition, hardly used) and I noticed during a dry run test, without any data connection to the rest of the navigation system, that the ship heading line is about 35d off to the heading line of the scanner. I checked the gears of the array and the reed contact seems to be nicely aligned with the 'north' of the scanner.

I went over the manual again and again and tried a 'hard reset' (no clue if it was successful) and there is a vague reference to an 'initial setup'.

Does anybody know how to correct the heading line in this old equipment?

Maarten
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Re: raymarine ST50+ radar: ships heading marker alignment

I had one of the Raytheon (Autohelm) RL9 which I suspect is similar.
After a lot of non use, the internal coin type battery was bad which made it lose its original setup.
I soldered in a new one (not hard) and finally found the way to set it up.
Here's link to the manual which may be very similar to the one you have.
I suspect the procedure is the same.
It worked for me. See 3-10 and 3-17. Go to "setup page" and turn it on.
It's been ten years at least since I had that radar, so memory's a bit vague, but I think that's where you can adjust the heading line and save it before you exit that menu. Good luck.

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Re: raymarine ST50+ radar: ships heading marker alignment

Good suggestion! seems to be the same device and, oddly enough, the last chapters are not present in the ST50+ manual. In chapter 5 there is a decent explanation about how to adjust system parameters.
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Re: raymarine ST50+ radar: ships heading marker alignment

MvN,

Page 5-12 explains it exactly.
I'm glad I could help.

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