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ImportantIt is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the unitin a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury orproperty damage. The user of this product is solely responsiblefor observing safe boating practices.Global Positioning System: The Global Positioning System(GPS) is operated by the US government which is solelyresponsible for its operation, accuracy and maintenance.The GPS system is subject to changes which could affect theaccuracy and performance of all GPS equipment anywhere inthe world.Installation: If installation is not correct, the unit can notperform at its designed potential. If in doubt, consult yourGME dealer. Ensure that any holes made are in a safe positionand will not weaken the boat’s structure. If in doubt, consult aqualified boat builder.GME DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THISPRODUCT IN A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS,DAMAGE OR THAT MAY VIOLATE THE LAW.Governing language: This statement, any instructionmanuals, user guides and other information relating to theproduct (documentation) may be translated to, or has beentranslated from, another language (translation). In the eventof any conflict between any translations of the documentation,the English language version of the documentation will be theofficial version of the documentation. This manual representsthe installation procedures as at the time of printing. GMEreserves the right to make changes to specifications withoutnotice.Copyright © 2010 GME, Australia, all rights reserved.PresentationThank you for having purchased a GME product. Thishandbook contains an explanation of how to install, operateand maintain your unit.SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSIf you require technical advice or assistance, contact yournearest GME dealer or visit our website, www.gme.net.au.Please read through this manual before the firstoperation. If you have any questions, please contact thecustomer service or your local dealer or distributor.Extensive exposure to heat may result in damage to thefishfinder.Connection to the power source with reversed polaritywill damage the fishfinder severely. This damage is notcovered by the warranty.Do not disassemble. The fishfinder contains dangeroushigh voltage circuits which only experienced techniciansmust handle.Exposure of the display to UV rays may shorten the lifeof the liquid crystals used in you plotter. This limitation isdue to the current technology of the LCD display.Avoid overheating which may cause loss of contrast and,in extreme case, a darkening of the screen. Problemswhich occur from over heating are reversible whentemperature decreases.Screen Cleaning PrecautionsUse a tissue or lens cloth and a cleaning spray containingIsopropanol (a normal spray cleaner sold for PC screens).Fold the tissue or lens cloth into a triangular shape,moisten the tip and use the index finger behind a cornerto move the tissue across the surface in overlapping sideto side strokes. If the tissue is too wet, a noticeable wetfilm will be left in its path and you will need to repeatthe process. If too dry, the tissue won’t glide easily, andmay damage the surface.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 3


1 - Introduction1-1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-2 Packing List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-3 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-4 Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62- Getting Started2-1 Mounting the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-1-1 Bracket Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-1-2 Flush Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-2 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-3 Secure Digital (SD) Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-4 Simulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-5 Data Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-6 Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-7 Multi window displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 - General Operation3-1 Manual / Auto Power on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83-2 Brightness, night mode and Background . . . . . . . . . . . . .93-3 The page window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93-4 Sonar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103-4-1 Interpreting the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103-4-2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103-4-3 Single and Dual frequency fish finding . . . . . . . . . . . .103-4-4 Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103-4-5 Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113-4-6 Sonar window display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113-4-7 No split . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113-4-8 Split zoom and Full Screen zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123-4-9 Split bottom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123-4-10 Split 50/200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123-4-11 Split A-Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123-5 Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123-6 AIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133-6-1 AIS Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133-7 DSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143-7-1 Distress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143-7-2 Poll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143-8 NAVTEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143-9 Engine Faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 - Advance Settings4-1 System Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-1-1 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-1-2 Beep volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-1-3 Auto power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15contents4-1-4 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-1-5 Factory reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-1-6 About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-2 Sonar Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-2-1 Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-2-2 Palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-2-3 Scroll speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154-2-4 Digit size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-2-5 Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-2-6 Advance Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-2-7 Restore default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-3 Memory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-3-1 Screen snap shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-4 AIS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-4-1 Alarm option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-4-2 Restore default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-5 Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-5-1 Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-2 Deep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-3 Shallow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-4 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-5 Temperature rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-6 Low battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-7 AIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-5-8 Restore default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6 Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-1 Simulate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-2 GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-3 Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-4 Comms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-5 Calibrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174-6-6 Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184-6-7 Restore default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185 - Installation5-1 Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185-2 Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185-3 Power/data cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195-4 Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195-5 GPS antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195-6 NMEA 0183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205-7 NMEA 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205-8 Sonar Transducers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215-9 Setup and test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22PA G E 4 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


1 - Introduction1-1 General InformationFishfinders use an echo-sounding technology which uses atransducer to send ultrasonic sound waves through water.The sound waves are reflected back the transducer when theystrike an object such as the bottom.1-2 Packing ListItemPart numberDisplayG142FDBracketMB029Display CoverCVR031Power CableLE031Bracket mounting screwMK006Flush mount Kit with screws MK005User’s Manual 310503Cable tieMK007P58 TransducerTD0031-3 SpecificationsCategory DetailGENERALSize 164 mm(H) x 183 mm(W) x 74 mm(D)Display 142 mm (5.6”) diagonal, TFT colour, 480x 640 pixels.Brightness 10 StepsPowerConsumptionSupplyvoltageSupply currentExternalbeeper orlight outputOperatingtemperatureALARMSUnder 12 W10 to 34 V DC13.8 V, 800mA min - no backlighting.1000mA max - full backlighting.Switched to ground to sound alarm, 30 VDC, 200 mA maximum-10° to 50°CUser set: Too shallow, too deep, fish, temperature, lowbattery, dangerous AIS vessels.COMMUNICATIONSNMEA NMEA 0183 4800, 9600, 38400 baud,NMEA 2000NMEA 0183Inputs fromcompatibleinstrumentsNMEA 2000Inputs fromcompatibleinstrumentsNMEA 0183Outputs, forcompatibleinstrumentsNMEA 2000Outputs, forcompatibleinstrumentsSONAR FISHFINDINGDepth rangeSonar outputTemperatureSpeed (frompaddlewheeltransducer)AUTO gainZoom FunctionA-ModeDemoBattery VoltageDisplayColourScroll speedThresholdfunctionDBK, DBS, DBT, DPT, GGA, GLL, GNS,GGA, GSV, HDG, HDT, MDA, MTA, MTW,MWD, MWV, RMC, RPM, VHW, VTG,VWT, ZDA.System date and time (PGN126992),Vessel Heading (PGN127250), Engineparameters/Rapid Update (PGN127488),Engine parameters/Dynamic(PGN127489), Trip parameters/Engine(PGN127497), Engine parameters/Static(PGN127498), Fluid level (PGN127505),Water Speed (PGN128259), Water depth(PGN128267), Position/Rapid Update(PGN129025), COG & SOG/Rapid Update(PGN129026), GNSS Position Data(PGN129029),GNSS DOPs (PGN129539),GNSS Sats in View (PGN129540), WindData (PGN130306), EnvironmentalParameter-Water temp (PGN130310),Environmental Parameter (PGN130311).APA, APB, BWR, GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMB,RMC, VTG, XTE, DBT, DPT, MTW, VHW, XDR.Water Speed (128259), Water depth (128267),XTE (129283), NAV. data (129284), NAV. data(129285), COG & SOG (129026), GNSS position(129029), Water temp.(130310).Min : 0 m ~ 5 m, Max : 0 m ~ 1500 mPower: Variable, up to 600 W RMSDual frequency: 50 kHz and 200 kHz.Range 0° to 37.7°C (32°F to 99.9°F) Resolutionof 0.1° unit.1 to 96.6 kph (57.5 mph, 50 kn).ON/OFFOFF/Auto zoom/Manual zoom/Seabed fixationzooming unitON/OFFON/OFFDisplay the voltage16 Colour4 steps and stop0% ~ 75%G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 5


3-2 Brightness, night mode and BackgroundYou can change the screen setting for the display. To changesettings, momentarily press PWR.BrightnessTo change the brightness, select Brightness, and press todim or to brighten.Press ESC to return to the previous screen.Night modeThe fishfinder has preprogrammed settings allowing you tocustomise the look of the fishfinder. The default isdaytime view.To change mode:1 Highlight Nightmode2 Press or ENT.BackgroundYou can Change the background colour if necessary. Thisselection is a personal preference. Select the option that givesyou the clearest view for your weather conditions andviewing angle.3-3 The page windowPress PAGE to show the page window and select a functionicon you want to display.Note: Some function icons require optional units andconnected sensors. If you press PAGE one more time in themain window, the favourite window is displayed.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 9


To set the manual mode in the sonar window:1 Press MENU, select Range.2 Select a mode you want and press ENT.3 If you select the manual mode, press + or – to change thevalue of the max displayed depth.When the set depthis too lowWhen the set depthis too high3-4-5 GainThe gain menuThe gain is the amount of signal strength received from thetransducer and the threshold is the level of ultrasonic signalthat is ignored by a set value.When you use the manual mode and threshold, the values ofgain and threshold need to be set very carefully.In the Gain window, you can set thegain and threshold.To change a value:1 Press MENU, select Gain or pressgain button.2 Select a mode.3 If you select a Manual mode, adjust each frequency gainvalue by pressing or . If you select the Auto mode,it will be changed to manual mode if you change thefrequency value.3-4-6 Sonar window displayFive sonar display windows are available and each displaywindow has unique characteristics. Select a display windowdepending on your needs. The default display is No split.To change a Sonar display window in the sonarwindow:1 Press MENU, select Window mode.2 Select the desired sonar display.No split: Displays Sonar history at a given frequency(50 or 200 kHz), (see section 3-4-7).Split zoom: This mode expands a chosen area of the normalpicture in full vertical size on the left-hand side of the window.Full screen zoom: Displays a zoomed section on full screen(see section 3-4-8).Split bottom: Displays Sonar history and a bottom tracefocus in a zoomed section (see section 3-4-9)Split 50/200: Displays the 50 kHz sonar history on theleft and the 200 kHz sonar history on the right. This displayis useful for comparing the same history with two differentfrequencies. (see section 3-4-10).Split A-Scope: Display Sonar history and echo strength (seesection 3-4-11).You can change the splitratio if the window is split.1 Press MENU and selectWindow split.2 Press or to adjustthe ratio.3 Press ENT.3-4-7 No splitNo split window displays a sonar history at a given frequency(50 or 200 kHz)Low Frequency (50 kHz)The 50 kHz frequency is ideal for detecting the wider areawhich means low frequency is useful for general detectionand judging bottom condition. This frequency is also good fordeeper water.High Frequency (200 kHz)The 200 kHz frequency will provide a better resolution whichmeans it is ideal for the observation of fish or fish schools. Thisfrequency is also good for shallow water.To set a frequency for this display:1 Press MENU.2 Select Frequency.3 Select a desiredfrequency.You can also reviewold sonar records, pressand to reviewthe history. To return tocurrent scanning,press ESC .G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 1 1


3-4-8 Split zoom and Full Screen zoomSplit zoom:Split zoom mode expands selected area of the single frequencyby VRM (Variable Range Mark). The left side displays zoomedsection of current sonar record. The VRM of right side indicatesthe zoom section area.• Press or to changethe zoom range.• Press + or – to changethe depth range.Bottom lockIf Bottom lock is on, thezoom depth (the depth ofthe zoom section) is adjustedautomatically so that thebottom is always displayed inthe zoom section.• To turn Bottom lock on or off press MENU.Full Screen zoomSelect Full Screen Zoom, highlight bottom lock and press ENT.Full screen zoom displays only the zoom section of split zoom.3-4-10 Split 50/200The 50 kHz displayappears on the left andthe 200 kHz appearson the right. This dualfrequency display is veryuseful for comparing thesame scanning with twodifferent frequencies.3-4-11 Split A-ScopeThis display shows echoes at each transmission withamplitudes and colours proportional to their intensities; on theright of the screen it is useful for estimating the kind of fishschools and bottom nature.Echo strength colour codevaries from weakest (blue)to strongest (red).1233-4-9 Split bottomSplit bottom display provides a normal picture on the righthalf and a selectable range over and below the bottom line isexpanded onto the left half ofthe screen. This mode is usefulfor detecting bottom fishes.• Use the or keys toadjust the zoom range.• Press + or – to changethe range• The VRM moves upand down to calculatethe bottom depthautomatically.1 Echoes from fish and the bottom2 Unwanted noise echoes.3 The strongest echo, usually from the bottom.PA G E 1 2 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


3-5 GaugesAIS Vessel Information-1AIS Vessel ListThe Gauges window displays all the information you needduring navigation such as water, engine, fuel relatedinformation, etc.To select the Gauges window, press PAGE and select theData icon.Selecting a Gauges layoutThe Gauges window can show one of seven gauge layouts.To select a layout from the Gauges window:1 Press MENU and select Gauge Layout.2 Select one layout.Changing a gaugedisplay:To change a gaugedisplayed in the datadisplay layout.1 Press MENU andselect Gauge Setupthen the upper leftside gauge will behighlighted.2 Select a gauge youwant to change andselect Gauge type.3 Select a data type you want to display.3-6 AISAIS is an Automatic Identification System for identificationand localization of vessels. AIS provides a means for boatsto exchange and share boat data including identification,position, course, etc. This information can be displayed on thescreen of your unit.AIS functions require an optional AIS unit to be installed.Contact your nearest GME dealer for more details on availableAIS units.To activate AIS function:1 Press and hold MENU and select the SystemConfiguration icon.2 Select Features then AIS.3-6-1 AIS WindowsTo display the AIS windows:1 Press PAGE, and select AIS icon.2 Press and hold PAGE to select one of the two tabs:Vessels or Messages tab.Vessel: show you all the AIS equipped vessel around you.(up to 200 vessels)Message: show you all the messages related to safetyfrom other AIS equipped vessels.AIS Vessel Information-2Sorting Vessels:1 Press MENU, select Sort by.AIS Vessel Safety Message2 Select one of the options.Displaying AIS equipped vessel Details1 Press or to select a vessel you want to display fullAIS detail in the AIS window.2 Press ENT or press MENU and select More Info.3 Press or to see more detail.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 1 3


3-7 DSCThis feature requires connection to an optional DSC VHF radio.DSC window shows the distress and poll information receivedfrom other vessel through DSC VHF radio.To activate the DSC function:1 Press and hold MENU, then select the SystemConfiguration icon.2 Select Features, then DSC.To go to the DSC windows:1 Press Page, select DSC icon.2 Select one of two tabs; Distress or Poll.3-7-1 DistressDuring a distresssituation, a vesselthat is equipped witha DSC VHF radio andconnected to GPS hasthe capability to transmita DSC distress call withthe GPS position. Whena compatible VHF radioreceives a distress call,the distress call locationis displayed on thescreen and it is loggedinto the DSC Distresswindow.Deleting a Distress Call:1 Highlight a received distress call you want to delete.2 Press MENU and select Delete.Deleting all Distress Calls:1 Press MENU and select Delete all.DistressMessage:When the distressmessage isreceived, thedistress messagewill pop up asbelow.3-7-2 PollA compatible radio with the unit can request the position ofother DSC VHF radio equipped vessels within range of it’sposition. When the position of a vessel is received, the locationis displayed on the screen and it is logged into Poll window.To display the Poll tab,press and hold PAGE.Deleting a poll:1 Highlight a receiveddistress call you wantto delete.2 Press MENU andselect Delete.Deleting all polls:1 Press MENU andselect Delete all.3-8 NAVTEXNAVTEX is an international automated direct printing servicefor delivery of navigational and meteorological warnings andforecasts, as well as urgent marine safety information.NAVTEX functions require an optional NAVTEX receiver withNMEA0183 output to be installed and connected toa chartplotter.To activate the Navtex function:1 Press and hold Menu,select SystemConfiguration icon.2. Select Features,then Navtex.To go to the NAVTEXwindow:1 Press PAGE andselect the NAVTEXicon.Reloading NAVTEXmessages:NAVTEX messages needto be loaded from NAV-TEX receiver manually.(Up to 50 messages)1 Press MENU andselect Reload all.Deleting a message:1 Move the cursor to amessage you want todelete.2 Press MENU andselect Delete.PA G E 1 4 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


3-9 Engine FaultsWhen connected to a compatible engine through NMEA2000,The G142FD can repeat fuel data, and collect engine status.Engine faults window shows you all the errors or malfunctionsrelating to the engine in real time. If the problem is solvedthen the corresponding error or malfunction indicationwill disappear.4 - Advanced SettingsThe system menu mainly consists of settings which do notrequire frequent adjustment.To go to system menu, press and hold MENU then select theicon you want.1 System Configuration.2 Sonar.3 Memory.1425364 AIS.5 Alarms.6 Others.7 Set Alpha blending(sets transparencyof menu boxes’background over mainwindows)4-1-5 Factory resetWhen this option is selected, all settings of the unit return todefault factory settings.4-1-6 AboutThe About window shows:1 Software version andrelease date.2 Wiring information ofconnections.4-2 Sonar SettingsSonar feature requires a connection to depth transducer.To go to the Sonar settings:1 Press and hold MENU. .2 Select the Sonar icon.4-1 System Configuration SettingsTo go to System configuration:1 Press and hold MENU.2 Select the system configuration icon and press ENT.4-1-1 LanguageChange the language for menus and data screens.4-1-2 Beep volumeSelect the level of beep sound.4-1-3 Auto powerSee section 3-1.4-1-4 FeaturesWhen external devices are connected to the unit, thecorresponding options need to be set.4-2-1 FrequencyYou can select a sonar frequency between 200 kHz, 50 kHzor Mixed.4-2-2 PalettePalettes are used to enhance the visibility of the displaydepending on the surrounding light environments. Three typesof settings are provided; black, blue and white.4-2-3 Scroll speedYou can set the scroll speed which determines how quickly thevertical scan lines run across the screen. Five speed optionsare provided; Very Fast, Fast, Medium, Slow and Pause. Afaster option is recommended for slow boat speed to see moredetails and a slow speed is recommended for fast boat speed.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 1 5


4-2-4 Digit sizeYou can change the size of the depth display on the Sonarwindow. Three options are available; Small, Medium or Large.4-2-5 FishFish symbols: Turn the fish symbol on or off.Fish depth labels: Turn the fish depth value on or off.Fish filter: Select a minimum fish size that will be displayedas a fish symbol.Fish sensitivitySelect the minimum strength fish echo that will be displayedas a fish symbol.4-2-6 Advance SettingsInterference filter: Interference from other equipmentoperating nearby or on your boat may show itself on thedisplay. Use this option to remove interference.Noise filter: If there is noise, the echo signal from transduceris not stable. This function removes noise from the echo signal.However, this option may also remove fish echoes.Surface clutter filter: This filter removes surface noise.However, the function does not remove fish echoes.Pulse length: You can select specific pulse length oftransducer. A short pulse shows more detailed information butis unable to penetrate deep water because of reduced power.The Auto setting is recommended.Pulse power: You can select a specific pulse power of thetransducer. Low power will give a clearer display but is unableto penetrate deep water. The Auto setting is recommended.4-2-7 Restore defaultReturns every sonar setting to default.4-3 Memory SettingsTo go to the memory settings:1 Press and hold MENU.2 Select the Memory icon.4-3-1 Screen snap shotTo take the snap shotof current screen, pressPWR twice. To save thecaptured image, pressMENU and select Saveor Save all to save thecaptured images on theuser card.Tip: Images can be savedonto an optional SD card.Max size of SD card is 1GB memory or 4 GB forSDHC.4-4 AIS SettingsNote: The AIS feature requires an optional AIS receiver.To go to the AIS settings:1 Press and hold MENU.2 Select the AIS icon.4-4-1 Alarm optionDangerous Vessel Alarm: When this option is selectedan alarm will activate. Even if this option is not selected,dangerous vessels will still show on the chart.TCPA Limit: Set the Time of Closet Point of Approach limit.CPA Limit: Set the Closet Point of Approach limit.Proximity alarm: Trigger an alarm when any AIS equippedvessel is within a set proximity radius.Proximity radius: Set a radius for proximity alarm.4-4-2 Restore defaultReturns every AIS setting to default.4-5 AlarmsPress and MENU then Alarms:PA G E 1 6 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


A warning message is displayed and a beep will sound whenan alarm condition set by the user is met. Press ESC to clearthe alarm. However, the alarm will be displayed again whenthe alarm condition reoccurs. The unit provides alarms forvarious functions.4-5-1 FishTriggers an alarm when echo from the transducer is matchedto a preprogrammed fish profile.4-5-2 DeepTriggers an alarm when the depth value received from thetransducer is deeper than a set value.4-5-3 ShallowTriggers an alarm when the depth value received from thetransducer is shallower than a set value.4-5-4 TemperatureTriggers an alarm when the reported temperature from thetransducer is the same as a set value.4-5-5 Temperature rateTriggers an alarm when the rate of temperature change fromthe transducer is the same as a set value.4-5-6 Low batteryTriggers an alarm when battery voltage is lower than aset value.4-5-7 AISSee the Alarm option of 4-4 (AIS Settings).4-5-8 Restore defaultReturns every alarm setting to default.4-6 OthersPress MENU then Others.4-6-1 SimulateSimulate: Turn the simulate mode on or off.4-6-2 GPSGPS Source: Select a source of GPS signalsStatic Navigation: This option is very useful when the boatstops or moves very slowly. This option allows you to set aminimum speed at which movement is assumed. The valuerange is from 0.00 to 9.99.Speed Filter and Course Filter: Occasional waves andwind at sea affect the boat speed and course. In order tohave a stable boat speed and course, the unit calculatesthese factors to give the value of stable speed and courseinformation.Lat/Lon d.p’s: Select the number of the last digit of Lat/Lonto be sent to other marine electronics.Magnetic Variation: This option compensates thedifference between true north and magnetic north.4-6-3 UnitsSelect a unit of each measure.Tip: Requires optional sensors connected to unit for someinformation to be available.4-6-4 CommsUse this feature when the unit is connected to other marineelectronics through any compatible NMEA instrument.NMEA0183/NMEA2000: This option is used to transmitNMEA sentences to other marine electronics. NMEA0183and NMEA2000 interfaces are generally used with third partymarine electronics. Select a port (NMEA2000, NMEA0183-Port 1 or NMEA0183-Port 2), a communication speed andselect desired output data.4-6-5 CalibrateSpeed: Calibrate the boat speed. Travel at a constant knownspeed and press or to calibrate the speed.Speed filter: Set this option when removingeffects from waves and wind which affect thespeed of boat by averaging.Temperature: Calibrate the watertemperature. Measure the water temperaturewith a thermometer then press or tocalibrate the temperature.Temperature filter: Set this option to removethe effects form water turbulence and currentswhich cause the water temperature tofluctuate slightly.Keel offset: A depth measured by a transducer is dependanton where the transducer is installed. You can adjust the depthof water taking into consideration as to where the transduceris installed on the boat.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 1 7


Speed range: Set a maximum speed that you want tobe ranged.4-6-6 TimeLocal offset: The time information supplied by the GPSsatellites is in GMT. To read the correct time, change the timeaccordingly.Time format: Select the format of time.Date format: Select the format of date.4-6-7 Restore defaultReturns every other setting to default.5 - INSTALLATIONCorrect installation is important and will effect theperformance of the unit. It is vital to read the entire installationPower & Data (ALARM, Auto power)section of this manual and the documentation that comes Number Colour Functionwith the transducer before starting the installation. For further 1 Black Ground: - power in, NMEA ground.information, please contact your nearest GME dealer.2 Brown Ignition_On5-1 Options and Accessories3 White NMEA 1 OutOptional sensors and instruments• External alarms• GPS antenna• Fuel sensors• DSC VHF radio4567BlueRedOrangeYellowNMEA 1 In+ power in, 12 to 34 V DCNMEA 2 OutNMEA 2 In• NMEA 2000: G142FD Can display engine data andtrip information.• Other instrument: G142FD can receive data from otherinstrument and send data to other instrument by NMEA.8 Green External alarmSonarPin number Detail1 SONAR +2 SPEED / TEMP. GND3 SPEED / + SUPPLY4 TEMP.5 SONAR -6 SONAR GND5-2 ConnectionsThe fishfinder has connectors that are used to connect to thepower supply, GPS antenna and NMEA device such as VHF,AIS receiver and digital instruments.Note: number of pinsPA G E 1 8 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


5-3 Power/data cableBasic power• Wire the display unit for basicpower see drawing right.Power/data cableAuto power• Wire the display unit for autopower see drawing right.• During setup, set up Autopower off.Power/data cable5-4 Alarm• Wire the fishfinder for any external alarm beepers or lightsas drawing right.• The output from the unit to an external alarm is a maximumof 30 V DC 200mA. A suitable relay should be fitted.Power/data cable5-5 GPS antennaThe G142FD can receive the GPS data from a compatible GPSdevice on NMEA.G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 1 9


5-6 NMEA 0183The G142FD can be connected to external devices withNMEA0183 and display information such as:• DSC VHF Radio• GPS antenna (NMEA 0183)• Navtex• AIS receiverDSC VHF radioFit and set up the optional DSC VHF radio see followingdrawings, NMEA0183(1) IN and NMEA0183(2) IN.Other NMEA instrumentsNMEA is an industry standard for interconnecting instruments.The fishfinder can be connected to other NMEA instruments.Set up the optional NMEA instruments see drawings below.• The fishfinder can receive and display depth, paddlewheelboat speed and water temperature from an optionalcompatible instrument.• The fishfinder can receive data from an optional compatibleGPS or GPS/DGPS source.• The fishfinder can send GPS position and other navigationdata to an autopilot or other instrument. An autopilotrequires APB, APA and VTG sentencesA data to other instruments, set NMEA out and specify theNMEA data to send.Input (1) NMEA 0183Output (1) NMEA 0183Input (1) NMEA 0183Output (1) NMEA 01835-7 NMEA 2000The NMEA2000 standard is regulated by The NationalMarine Electronics Association in USA. The fishfinder can beconnected to external devices with NMEA2000 and displayinformation such as following:• Engines have fuel flow sensors, therefore fuel sensors arenot required.• The G142FD can receive and display wind speed anddirection from an optional compatible wind instrument.• The G142FD can receive and display depth from anoptional depth instruments.• The G142FD can receive and display boat speed and watertemperature from a paddlewheel sensor on a optionalspeed instrument. If connected display unit, use the cablecompatible with NMEA2000 standard.NMEA 2000PA G E 2 0 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


5-8 Sonar TransducersThe transducer is a sensor that transmits and receives soundwaves into the water.• Fit the transom transducer supplied, following theinstructions in the Transducer Installation Manual suppliedwith the chart plotter.• In case of installation of 50/200 kHz transducer, waterspeed sensor and water temperature sensor, an optionalthrough hull dual frequency sonar transducer and throughhull speed/temperature transducer provide more enhancedperformance. Contact GME for more information.• Connect the transducer to the G142FD.If you use Y-cable, the fishfinder can display watertemperature and water speed from the compatible devices andreceive and display the depth from transducer. To connect thecable to the unitsee picture right.Transducer CablePin number Detail1 TD 12 Shield345 TD 26 ShieldTransducerTransducer Cable5-9 Setupand test1 Put a blanking cap on any unused connectors on the backof the display unit. Ensure all connectors are plugged in andthe display unit is in place.2 If the display unit is bracket mounted, adjust tilt and rotatefor best viewing position and hand tighten the knob.3 Install an optional instrument and connect the G142FD toit, making sure that there is data communication betweenthe two devices.Temp/SpeedPin number Detail1 Shield2 Speed supply3 GND (Shield)4 TEMP.56 Speed78G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l PA G E 2 1


Standard communications contract warranty1. Statutory warranties1.1 The Trade Practices Act Part V, Division 2A and otherlegislation imply conditions, warranties and otherobligations on us to consumers that cannot be excluded,restricted or modified. Those provisions apply to theextent required by law.1.2 We exclude all other conditions, warranties andobligations which would otherwise be implied concerningthe activities covered by this agreement.1.3 We limit our liability where we are allowed to do so.Examples of where we are allowed to limit liability are -(a) you acquire goods from us for re-supply;(b) the goods or services we supply are not of akind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic orhousehold use or consumption.1.4 Where we are allowed to limit our liability, to the extentpermitted by law, our sole liability for breach of acondition, warranty or other obligation implied by law islimited -(a) in the case of goods we supply, to any one of thefollowing as we decide -(i) the replacement of the goods or the supply ofequivalent goods;(ii) the repair of the goods;(iii) the payment of the cost of repairing the goods orof acquiring equivalent goods;(iv) the payment of the cost of having the goodsrepaired; or(b) in the case of services we supply, to any one of thefollowing as we decide -(i) the supplying of the services again;(ii) the payment of the cost of having the servicessupplied again.2. Additional warranties2.1 The warranties in this clause are in addition to thestatutory warranties referred to in the previous clause.2.2 We warrant our goods to be free from defects inmaterials and workmanship for two years from the dateof original sale (or another period we agree to in writing).During this period and as our sole liability to you underthis warranty, we agree to, at our option, either repairor replace goods which we are satisfied are defective.We warrant replacement parts for the remainder of theperiod of warranty for the goods into which they areincorporated.2.3 We warrant our other repairs to be free from defects inmaterials and workmanship for three months from thedate of the original repair. During this period and as oursole liability to you for the repair, we agree to repair orreplace (at our option) repaired goods which we aresatisfied are defective.2.4 We warrant that we will perform services with reasonablecare and skill and agree to investigate any complaintmade in good faith that we have performed servicesunsatisfactorily. If we are satisfied that the complaintis justified, and as our sole liability to you under thiswarranty, we agree to supply those services again at noextra charge to you.2.5 If you want warranty service under this clause you mustgive us an original or copy of the sales invoice from thetransaction or some other evidence showing details ofthe transaction.3. Other limitations3.1 You may not rely on any representation, warranty or otherprovision by or for us which is not covered by clause [ 1 ]or repeated in this agreement in clear terms.3.2 We are not liable (nor are our employees, contractors andagents) for any damage, economic loss or loss of profitswhether direct, indirect, general, special or consequential-(a) arising out of any breach of any implied or expressterm, condition or warranty; or(b) suffered as a result of our negligence (or that of ouremployees, contractors or agents) apart from liabilityas set out in the previous two clauses.3.3 The liability of a party under this agreement (whetherarising in contract, tort or by statute) is to be reduced bythe same proportion as represents the proportion of theloss or damage caused or contributed to by the otherparty, its contractors or agents.GME after sales serviceYour GME G•FISH is especially designed for the environmentencountered in marine applications. The use of all solid statecircuitry, careful design and rigorous testing, result in highreliability. Should failure occur however, GME maintain a fullyequipped service facility and spare parts stock to meet thecustomer’s requirements long after expiry of the warrantyperiod.PA G E 2 2 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D


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A Division of Standard Communications Pty. Ltd.Head Office: Sydney- Locked Bag 2086, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia. Tel: +61 (0)2 9844 6666 Fax : +61 (0)2 9844 6600MELBOURNE ADELAIDE PERTH BRISBANE SYDNEY aucKLAND7 Micro Circuit 14 Phillips Street Unit 1 unit 1 unit B unit 2, 24 Bishop Dunn Pl.DANDENONG STH 3175 THEBARTON 5031 10-12 Harvard Way 89-101 Factory Road 22-24 College Street East TamakiTel: (03) 9798 0988 Tel: (08) 8234 2633 CANNING VALE 6155 OXLEY 4075 GLADESVILLE 2111 Manukau, 2013 NZFax: (03) 9798 0177 Fax: (08) 8234 5138 Tel: (08) 9455 5744 Tel: (07) 3278 6444 Tel: (02) 9879 8888 Tel: (09) 274 0955Fax: (08) 9455 3110 Fax: (07) 3278 6555 Fax: (02) 9816 4722 Fax: (09) 274 0959For customers outside Australia and New Zealand please contact your local GME distributor or email: export@gme.net.auwww.gme.net.auPart No: 310503 Drawing No: 45242-1PA G E 2 4 i n s t r u c t i o n m a n ua l G • F I S H – G 1 4 2 F D

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