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What is the process for transferring waypoints from an E120 to an Axiom Pro? Thanks i n advance for explaining the steps and equip needed.
Hello shawk,

See this FAQ.

Thank you Tom for the link to the FAQ.

I would benefit from a more detailed explanation because I couldn't picture from the FAQ exactly what to do. Could you please list out the actual steps and the equipment needed to transfer waypoints from my E-120 to Axiom Pro.

Would you please also let me know:
- is their a limit to the # of waypoints that can be transferred?
- for the transferred waypoints, will the old E-120 symbols transfer to the Axiom Pro or will they transition to the style of symbol used in the Axiom Pro. As an example, will a wp with a shark symbol appear on the Axiom as the old shark symbol, the new shark symbol, or something else?

Thanks in advance for your response.
Hello shawk,

The limit(s) are set by the relevant MFDs:
  • E-series Classic (v5 software): 1,200 waypoints, 50 routes of 150 waypoints each, 10 tracks of 1,000 trackpoints each
  • Axiom-series (LH3.11 software): 10,000 waypoints (200 waypoint groups), 150 routes of 250 waypoints each, 16 tracks of 10,000 trackpoints each

As far as the symbols go, that depends I suspect on the specific symbol and whether the E-Classic and LH3 both have a particular symbol in common. I would expect so, but haven't tested.

Finally, to expand on the FAQ: E-series Classic used a proprietary waypoint file format called Archive.fsh. More recent MFDs (since Lighthouse 2 v14 software) use the now-standard GPX format. There are various ways to convert between the two, but the easiest is using a bit of free PC software. The steps are:

  1. On the E120, Data > Archive and transfer > Save to card > Waypoints > Save All / Routes > Save all / Tracks > Save all[i/] (you need to press [i]Save all individually for waypoints, routes and tracks, as each press of Save all only saves all of that type of data.) We generally recommend saving to a blank card, but the chart card will also work if you can't get hold of a blank card of a suitably small capacity (modern, high-capacity cards likely won't work in this old display.)
  2. Remove the CompactFlash (CF) card that you have just saved your data to
  3. Plug the CF card into a USB CF Reader (which you can buy from a computer, photographic or office-supplies shop)
  4. Follow the rest of the step-by-step instructions here
  5. Copy your new GPX file to a blank, 32Gb or smaller MicroSD card (again, via a USB card reader or a built-in SD slot in your computer)
  6. Plug this MicroSD card into your new display and go to Home > My Data > Import/export > Import from card to load them in.

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