Garmin’s new XM Weather, first impression

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. Sandy D says:

    Have you noticed a magnetic field around the 4212? The installation instructions say it must be mounted at least a meter from any magnetic compass. I emailed tech support to ask about that, and got what I suspect was a preloaded answer “All marine electronics have magnetic fields…” That may be, but my compasses have lived near or next to a long line of previous Garmin GPSs with no apparent adverse affect. Either the lawyers are talking, or the idiot that insisted on a magnetic door latch is real senior, or someone at Garmin is on a quest to rearrange a lot of helm layouts.
    OTOH, the new Panbo is great, and your photos are superb.

  2. Once you’ve chosen your first weather screen you can use the Menu Buttom located on the middle front of the 545 to scroll thru the desired weather displays.
    I have done a nuumber videos in regards to the Garmin 545s XM Weather functionality, display capablilities, and G2 Vision Charts. You are most welcome to go to my website and view them.
    http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/album/267343
    Here is a picture of the usb/rca connectors.
    http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/show/external/267343/357784/16215542/file.jpg
    Sandy D …. You can get around the issue of the magnetic field produced by the magnet in the SD Memory card Door by popping it using a small flat head screw driver to pop it out.Once it is removed, replace it with a small pieces of valcro on the backside of the door and the units face. I’ve installed 5 of these and that’s how I’ve gotten around the issue. Same goes for the 4408/4412. Just completed my first install of those units.
    Great site ……..
    Tom

  3. bluewaterpirate says:

    Let me try embedding these one more time.
    http://tinyurl.com/24zt9k
    http://tinyurl.com/2hgkde
    Thanks …..
    Tom
    {links fixed by ed}

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Tom, The links in your first post work fine for me, though one hangs outside the comment area. The second two links don’t work, I think because of the [img] tag. I suggest Tinyurl as a slick (and free) way to make very short web links. There’s even a Firefox extension to create them quicker.
    http://tinyurl.com

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