Spotter GPS Navigator, Dale Jr. Edition FAQ's
Firstly, always make sure you’ve got the correct spelling for the city and street name. Spell out any abbreviations.
If you are searching for an address by ZIP code, try using the city name instead. In large metropolitan areas, using the ZIP code can confine your search to a small area of the city instead of allowing you to look for streets and numbers throughout the entire city.
Note that CoPIlot will supply the nearest address it knows about when confronted with an unknown house number. You can often use this to get you to the general vicinity of your destination. Similarly, you can use a street intersection to get you where you need to go.
You may also use the “Pick On Map” feature in the Destination menu to point on the map as a destination. Lastly, your GPS will of course accept raw GPS coordinates.If none of that works, it’s time to see about checking your software version and updating your maps. Our nation’s streets and cities are constantly changing, and so also must the map data change and be updated.
Please contact Technical Support and order a map update disk. The disk will be sent to you in the mail.
Launch the navigation software and tap Menu > Settings > Blue Arrow > Blue Arrow > About CoPilot. Your version number will be listed at the top of the screen
Your GPS receives its time signal straight from the GPS satellite constellation. When you first start up your GPS, it must listen for a minute or two in order to synchronize with the broadcast time signal. Once synchronization occurs, the time display will adjust to fit your device’s set time zone.
Your GPS includes a standard 3.5mm stereo-out jack on the side. You may use this jack to redirect the audio output as needed. The most sure-fire method is to use a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo cable to connect your GPS directly to your stereo’s auxiliary input jack.
Alternatively, you may connect the GPS to a small FM transmitter, cassette adapter, or even small external speakers.
Please pack your GPS in a small cardboard box with some kind of cushioning material around the GPS, like crumpled-up newspaper or bubble wrap. The idea is to have the box as armor and the padding to cushion any impacts.
A “padded envelope” is not sufficient protection for your device!As per the Return Policy, you should carefully consider insuring your device when sending it in. Please note that we are not responsible for shipping costs, including damage.
You are looking at the touchscreen calibration interface. To complete the calibration, you will need the stylus included with your GPS. The stylus is stored in the upper-right corner of the GPS; feel around for three little ridges sticking out and then push those straight up to reveal the stylus.
Once you have the stylus in hand, press the center of the + sign on the screen. The + will move to a new location. Press the center of the + again. It will move once more. Keep following this pattern as the + moves around. When the calibration is finished, you will be returned to the main menu.
From the main menu, press the System Set icon in the lower-right. Then press the arrow icon in the lower-right of the System Set menu. Then press the File Manager icon.
In File Manager, tap “SDMMC\”, then tap “COPILOT\”. You’ll get an alphabetized list of files. Look for “COPILOT.EXE” and tap it once. It will highlight with a blue color. Then press the GPS Path button. Press OK. Press the X in the upper-right corner three times.
You should now be able to start the GPS software. If not, please write down any error messages and contact Technical Support.
GPS signals are beamed down from the satellite system commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense. These signals are radio signals and as such are susceptible to interference.
What kind of interference? The most common kind of interference is inclement weather. Blizzards and thunderstorms can and will interfere with GPS reception. Space weather, like solar flares and coronal mass ejections will do it as well. A much less common cause is cell phones, though this is rarely reported.
Please note that solar activity has been on the rise as part of the sun’s 11-year cycle.
Certain RightWay models include extra multimedia functions, such as the RW200, RW355, and RW400. You may place your chosen multimedia files on a separate SD card and use the slot to read and play those files. If your RightWay came with an SD card (like the RW400), please ensure you use a completely separate SD card to store your files and swap cards as needed. You may include files of the following formats:
The very first time you use the device, it can take up to 10 minutes to initialize the GPS. After the first time, GPS reception should start within 1 minute of turning on the device. If the navigation device has been switched off for more than 1 week, the next initialization can take up to 5 minutes. For the GPS to properly receive satellite data it needs a clear view of the sky. The most common limitations to receiving GPS signals are urban canyons, tunnels and metallic surfaces. Most of the time, this is not an issue. If you are experiencing difficulty, place your unit further out on your windshield.
Any standard 2-4GB SD card. (SDHC cards may work, but are not guaranteed to.)
The night map style maybe set to a day map style.
To set the night map style:
When one turn immediately follows another, the name of the second street is not announced. This is to ensure you have the information needed to make the correct turn.
POI nearby searches for destinations located within a given radius of your current location. This feature is useful for locating destinations such as the next gas station or closest hospital. POI near a destination searches for destinations located within a given radius of a specific location. This feature is helpful for planning trips and does not require satellite reception.