Updates & Downloads
GPS 19x HVS software version 2.60
as of August 19, 2016
View installation instructions and system requirements
- If, for any reason, updater does not completely execute and terminate normally, the GPS19x HVS system software may be corrupt and the unit will remain in Garmin mode. If this is the case try the following:
- 1. Try to switch the unit back to NMEA mode (press F10 or select Config-Switch to NMEA Mode).
- 2. Check to see if the unit is transmitting NMEA sentences. If the unit is transmitting sentences, verify the software version number via the PGRMT sentence. If the GPS19x HVS is not transmitting sentences or the version number is not correct, you must reload the software starting with step 6 in the instructions.
Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60:
- Updated the magnetic variation tables for 2018.
- Added PGN for magnetic variation.
Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
- Fixed PGRMID to allow names to be assigned to different NMEA0183 GPS sensors.
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
- Improved software update reliability.
- Improved fix state integrity.
- Added support for PPS Auto Off mode.
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
- Resolved HVS/NMEA 183 configuration issue.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20:
Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.10:
- Improved tolerance for Accessory-ON resistor detection on HVS units.
- Download the appropriate self-extracting archive file onto your hard drive.
- Download SNSRXCFG.exe from the GPS 19x updates and downloads page.
- Unzip the files in the archive by running the downloaded executable file. It is recommended that you unzip the files to the default location of C:\Garmin, but you can browse for a different location.
- Connect your unit to a free serial port (Com 1, 2, 3, or 4) on your PC. The user will need to build an appropriate cable to accomplish this.
- Power up the unit.
- Run the SNSRXCFG program by clicking on the SNSRXCFG.exe file. Make sure 'GPS 19x' base model has been selected and click 'OK'.
- Either select Config-Update Software from the menu bar or press F12 to update the software. Normally, you will see a confirmation window indicating that you have connected to the unit. If the connection confirmation window does not appear, there are two possibilities:
a) The GPS19x HVS is not properly connected to your computer. Click 'Cancel'. The update program will not find the GPS19x HVS and will fail. Verify the serial connections, cycle power on the unit, and try again.
b) The unit may be in Garmin (update) mode. In this case, click 'Cancel' to continue with the update.
- A browser window will open and default to the folder C:\Garmin. You may now browse for the correct region file to upload. The correct region file will be named 139201010XXX.rgn, where XXX is the version number of the software you wish to upload. Select region file and click 'Open'.
- At this point, the Garmin software update program, updater.exe, will start. Updater will prompt you to select the appropriate serial port. Click 'OK' to begin the software upload.
- During the upload, the display will indicate 'Software Loading....'. The upload process should take 1-3 minutes to complete. When the upload is completed, the unit will reset itself and turn on normally. At this point, click the connect button (or select Comm-Connect from the Menu bar). If you select view-NMEA Transmitted Sentences the NMEA sentences should be updating on the screen.
- IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system and an available Com 1, 2, 3, or 4 port.
- PC Interface Cable for your GPS unit. The PC Interface Cable may be purchased through your local Garmin distributor or ordered direct from our Online Store.