Improved monitor mode reponse to weak signals. Added support for new battery. Increases stuck PTT key timer from 45 seconds to 60 seconds. Fixed an issue where the incorrect altitude was sent over the radio at high altitudes. This mod was surprisingly easy, can’t imagine I’m the first to do it. Prevents occasional freeze of compass dial. Prevents unnecessary voice muting if received squelch tone is intermittent.

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Garmin Rino 530HCx USB Cable

Turn the GPS on. If this software is uploaded to a device other than that for which it is designed, you will not be able to operate that device. Improved monitor mode rion to weak signals. Hope this helps out the other backcountry hunters that don’t want to carry AA batteries for their Garmin once the charge runs out on the lithium.

I did a ton of internet searches for a USB solution and could find none. Click on “Download” and choose to save the file to your computer.

Garmin Rino HCx USB Cable

Prevents unnecessary voice muting if received squelch tone is intermittent. Improved anchor alarm to increase the volume if it is zero and made tone persistent. Solution, a step-up converter from v and then spliced into the Garmin charger.


A step up converter is necessary. Prevents occasional lockup when autorouting. Improved performance of key beeps while receiving radio signals. Change History Changes made from version 2. Fixed issue in the barometer so it is now more accurate. Alarm volume is now automatically increased if alarm rkno sounds but volume is set very low.

Corrects occasional inaccuracy in longitude that can exceed the Estimated Position Error. Increases stuck PTT key timer from 45 seconds to 60 seconds. Corrects anchor drag alarm operation. All times are GMT Be sure to note where the un-zipped files are going to allow you to find them! This way seems to be an easy plug n play method though. Would this work with a 12v output?

Improved performance of Map page when following routeable maps. Eliminated occasional shutdown of unit during weather-channel seek. USB output is only 5V. If your computer asks for a driver, please see the software and installation instructions that came with your device, or download and install the USB driver from Garmin’s website at www. Added support for maps greater than 2 GB.


More accurate battery capacity reporting now provided. I wanted to go straight from 5V-9V, which is why I went the splicing method.

Donation System provided by vBDonate v1. I don’t use my rino in the backcountry away from a power source often, but when I do, it’s usually ysb a solid days. The scan feature should now switch to the appropriate channel when a signal is received.

Charging Garmin rino off USB

This program compresses the data to allow for a faster download of the needed files. The USB to cigarette lighter will only provide 5V. Click on the button labeled “Un-zip”. Corrected Map Page’s display of waypoints that are downloaded from MapSource. Added support for new battery.