Selecting the Preferred Heading Source


For best results, use the autopilot CCU internal compass for the heading source. Using a third-party GPS compass can cause the data to be delivered erratically and may result in excessive delays. The autopilot needs timely information, and therefore cannot often use third-party GPS compass data for GPS location or speed. If a third-party GPS compass is used, the autopilot will likely report loss of navigation data and speed source periodically.

If you have more than one heading source on the network, you can select a your preferred source. The source could be a compatible GPS compass or a magnetic heading sensor.

  1. From the autopilot screen, select Options > Autopilot Setup > Preferred Sources
  2. Select a source.

    If the selected heading source is unavailable, the autopilot screen does not display any data.

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