GPS Units That Support the Maidenhead Grid System

(Last update 06/09/2014 18:28)

To compare features provided by various brands and models, see http://www.offroute.com/gps-compare.html  (Per KS7S)
Garmin User Manuals
Brand Model   Instructions for accessing the display options
Garmin GPS III+

(Discontinued)

Menu/Menu/Setup <Enter>/  Arrow right to "Position"/Arrow down to "Position Format" <Enter>/Arrow down to "Maidenhead"/<Enter>/Page (to exit).  (Per N7CFO)

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=121

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/GPSIIIPlus_OwnersManual.pdf

Garmin  Emap

(Discontinued)

Hit MENU button twice to get to main menu
Scroll down to "Setup" and hit ENT button
Scroll across to the "Advanced" tab
Scroll down to the "Location Format" field
Hit ENT and highlight "Maidenhead" in the options shown.
Hit ENT and then ESC to return to map screen

(Per W7IUV)

Garmin ETrex Turn on the unit.
Press "Page" four times till you see the "Menu" page.
Press "Down" four times till "Setup" is highlighted.
Press "Enter".
Press "Down" twice to highlight "Units".
Press "Enter".
"Position Frmt" will be highlighted, press "Enter".
Press "Down" until "Maidenhead" is highlighted.
Press "Enter".
Press "Page" to save and exit.
(Per VE7DXG)

(Note - there are several eTrex models.  They likely operate the same way)

Garmin ETrex Vista   (Per KF7CN)  https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=163
Garmin Legend   (Per W9SK)
Garmin 60CSx. (Per KF7CN)  https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=310
Garmin GPS 12

(Discontinued)

   (Per K5QE)  https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=87
Garmin GPS12XL

(Discontinued)

Hit "PAGE" button until Main Menu appears
Scroll down to "SETUP MENU" and hit ENTER button
Scroll down to "NAVIGATION" and hit ENTER
Hit down arrow to highlight the position format and hit ENTER
Use down arrow to select "Maidenhead" from the long list
Hit ENTER and then QUIT to get back to main screen.

(Per W7IUV)

Garmin GPS12 Map (Per N7CFO) 
Garmin

 

GPS12 CX

(Discontinued)

 

(Per N7CFO) 
Garmin GPS45XL

(Discontinued)

Page button until you get to the menu page.  Scroll to "Nav Setup" then <Enter>.  The first selection is "Position Format".  Highlight the current format and then <Enter>.  Scroll to Maidenhead. <Enter>  <Quit>  (Per N7CFO)
Garmin GPSmap 76C/CS.

(Discontinued)

Menu/ Menu again to Main Menu if step is offered/Setup <Enter>/ go to Units <Enter>/ Position Format <Enter>/ scroll to Maidenhead/ <Enter>
Garmin GPSII

(Discontinued)

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/GPSII_OwnersManual.pdf
Garmin GPSII+

(Discontinued)

  PROGRAMMING INFO NEEDED ON THIS MODEL!
Garmin 276C (Per N7VWD)  https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=148&pID=233
Garmin GPS-V

(Discontinued)

(Per N5UWY)
Garmin GPSmap 162

(Discontinued)

(Per N7CFO) This is a marine GPS, but displays Maidenhead in HUGE (1/2" high!)  Characters!
Garmin Nuvi 500   (Per N6ZE)  To display Maidenhead Grids instead of Latitude/Longitude on Garmin Nuvi 550 & 550 GPS:

1. Select "Where To?"

2. Scroll down to "Coordinates" and select.

3. When "Enter Coordinates" screen appears, then select "Format". (Do not enter a Maidenhead Grid now!)

4. Then select "Maidenhead Grid" and push "OK".

5. Then push "Back" until you return to Main Menu.

Once you have selected Maidenhead Grids, the "Where Am I" display will show current Maidenhead Grid, Elevation, nearest address, & nearest intersection.
Garmin Nuvi 550   (Per N6ZE)  To display Maidenhead Grids instead of Latitude/Longitude on Garmin Nuvi 550 & 550 GPS:

1. Select "Where To?"

2. Scroll down to "Coordinates" and select.

3. When "Enter Coordinates" screen appears, then select "Format". (Do not enter a Maidenhead Grid now!)

4. Then select "Maidenhead Grid" and push "OK".

5. Then push "Back" until you return to Main Menu.

Once you have selected Maidenhead Grids, the "Where Am I" display will show current Maidenhead Grid, Elevation, nearest address, & nearest intersection.
Garmin Zumo 450 (Per K7MDL)
Garmin Zumo 550 (Per K7MDL)
Garmin GPSmap 76 (Per K40AH)

The following units do NOT support the Maidenhead system.

Garmin Nuvi 670 (Discontinued) Per W7DHC
Garmin  iQue 3600 (Discontinued) Per KS7S
Garmin GPS45 (Discontinued) Per KS7S
Garmin Nuvi 750 Per N5UWY

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