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510 MGRS Coord display
April 6, 2014
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Sorry to be late in getting back to you.  Here is the method we use.  It works for us.

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1) Click on menu > View > Settings > Navigation
2) Under Coordinate system select MGRS
3) Then you will be asked for the accuracy setting. This is up to you but most military grid coordinates are based on an eight digit grid coordinate (10 Meter Accuracy)
4) Under zone select MGRS-1
5) Push the ESC button and it will back you out to the Navigation settings again.
6) Select the Map Datum (most common is WGS84)
7) Select your North Reference .. This is a personal preference but I like magnetic for two reasons. First, I am already converting my grid azimuth to magnetic azimuth to use my compass. Second, it is easy to remember that both my compass and GPS are based on magnetic North. I don't have to remember different settings.
8) Again hit the ESC button to return to the GPS screen... (get out of all the menus)
9) Hit the button in the center that opens the Options Menu
10) Select Map Options.
11) Under quick info, select coordinates.
12) you are done... ESC your way out

What this just did will allow you to move the cursor to the exact MGRS coordinate you want to plot and then save as a waypoint.


JG Technical Support is part of Jungle Ghost Enterprises (JGE) in Wayne, NJ. JG created JGE in 2007 specifically as a Repair and Service Center Worldwide for Magellan Triton and the New Explorist X10 units. For the record, JG received his moniker from the Kachins in Burma.  In Burmese he is "Dua Ma Rung".

March 15, 2014
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I just got a magellan 510 and have a question about the coordinate display on the main map. My Pri coordinates are set to MGRS, coord zone is MGRS-1, and datum is WGS84. Being military i understand the MGRS system and am used to seeing with your grid identifiers and 6-10 numbers ie, 15SWB 12345 67891. However on my 510 it displayes as (15SWB) 000064669E, i am not used to seeing it this way, is there a setting im missing or elsewhere i can check to get grid coords?


Thanks in advance!


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