How do I calibrate my Core's Compass?
Updated over a week ago

The Orca Core contains a Motion Processor and a Magnetic Compass. Both sensors require calibration before they can be used.

Orca will automatically notify you if a calibration is needed when you connect to your Core.

If you have dismissed this notification or you want to recalibrate, open Main Menu > My Boat and press Calibrate Compass to begin calibration.

Calibration takes typically 3 minutes and requires:

  1. Calm waters

  2. Sufficient space to make a 360-degree turn at a slow turning rate

You must recalibrate your Core if you move it or if you install any electronic devices in the vicinity of the Core. You should also re-calibrate your Core at the beginning of every season.

The Core will not broadcast Heading, Attitude, and Rate of Turn data via NMEA 2000 until it has been calibrated.

Did this answer your question?