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The Whistler Group, Inc. - Corporate Offices 3604 NW Frontage Road

Bentonville, AR 72712 1-800-531-0004

The Whistler Group, Inc. - Customer Return Center

551 North 13th Street

Rogers, AR 72756

www.whistlergroup.com

© 2010 The Whistler Group, Inc.

GolfDigest GPS is a registered trademark of Conde’ Nast Publications. All rights reserved. P/N 505101

OWNER’S MANUAL

Model GLF-100Golf GPS

Table of Contents

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .2-3

Using the Flip Up Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25

Feature - Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .4-5

Get Ready to Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27

Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .6

Selecting a Golf Course

 

GPS Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .7

Select the Front or Back 9

 

Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .8

Select the hole

 

Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .9

Green Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29

Selecting and Downloading Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Power Up and Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Icon Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34

Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Unit of Measure

 

Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Time Zone

 

 

 

Time Format

 

 

 

Backlight

Auto Detect Function

Resetting Features

Delete Golf

Version

Green Range

Introduction

Dear Whistler Owner,

Thank you for purchasing a Golf GPS from the Whistler Group. If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call:

Customer Service

1-800-531-0004

Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT or visit our website www.whistlergroup.com

Please keep the receipt in a safe place. For warranty verification purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for warranty work. If the unit is returned without a dated store receipt, an out of warranty service charge applies.

Design and specifications could be changed without prior notice.

All intellectual property rights and copyrights for the manual, hardware, and related software are protected by applicable law. This manual may not be copied, reprinted, or reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the Whistler Group.

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Introduction

Note: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by the dated store receipt. Record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the warranty section of the manual.

To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of your Golf GPS, we recommend reading this entire manual or visiting our FAQ page on our website www.whistlergroup.com

Enjoy your Golf GPS.

Sincerely,

The Whistler Group, Inc.

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Features

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Feature Descriptions

Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendlydesign provides a new level of operating convenience. Special features include:

1.USB Port - For connection to a PC for updates.

2.Backlit LCD Display - Offerseasy-to-readdisplay to indicate Green information.

3.GPS Antenna – Compact, high efficiency antenna receives GPS signals.

4.Power/Menu/ESC – Hold for 3 seconds to turn unit on or off. A short press enters the Menu mode or escapes the current operation.

5.Up Button - Allows scrolling in menu mode.

6.Enter/OK/Mark Button- A short press confirms selection or switches front/back distance to the fly distance. Hold for 3 seconds to mark a position.

7.Down Button – Allows scrolling in menu mode.

8.Battery Compartment - Compartment for 2 AAA Alkaline batteries.

9.Flip Up Belt Clip - Secures the unit to a belt. Allows the unit to flip up to be viewed without removing the unit from the belt clip.

10.USB Cable - Connects the unit to a PC to download courses.

11.Batteries - 2 AAA batteries that power the unit.

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Important Information

Warnings

Pleasereadtheguidelinesbelow,sincefailuretodosomayresultinmis-useoftheequipmentandmaybedangerousorillegal.

Itistheuser’sresponsibilitytousethisproductprudentlyandthisunitshouldnotbeused whiledrivinganyvehicleincludinggolfcarts.Alwaysplacetheunitinasecureareato avoidanyimpactwhichcouldcausedamagetoit..

Anydamagecausedbyincorrectbatteryplacementorbatteryleakageisnotcovered underthiswarranty.

Contactwithrainorwatershouldbeavoided.

Shouldyouexperienceanyproblemswithyourunit,pleasecontact CustomerService atwww.whistlergroup.comor800-531-0004.Donotattemptanyrepairsonyourownasthismayvoidthewarranty.

GPS Information

TheGlobalPositioningSystem(GPS)isoperatedbythegovernmentoftheUnitedStates, whichissolelyresponsibleforitsaccuracyandmaintenance.Thesystemissubjectto changeswhichcouldaffecttheaccuracyandperformanceofallGPSequipment.. Coverage/receptionlevelsmaybeadverselyaffectedbyforestsand/orbuildings.Optimal usagewillbegainedinwideopenareas.

Note:Poweringup,theunitwillbeginitssearchforsatellites.Duringthistimeitmaytake severalminutesinordertoreceivesatellitesignals.Itmaytakelongertoreceivesignalsifit hasbeenofffor4ormorehours,orifyoutraveledmorethan100milesawayfromwhen theunitlastreceivedasatellitelock.Whentheunithasalock,theclockwillappear.

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Battery Installation

Removethebatterycompartmentcoverbyslidingthecovertotheedgeoftheunitandliftingup.

Observingcorrectpolarity(+) and(-),insertbatteriesasshown.

Reinstallbatterycompartment cover.

Note:

DONOTmixbatterytypesasthiscandamagethebatteries. •UseAlkalinebatteriesforbestbatterylife.

Important:Ni-Cdbatteriesarenotrecommended.Thesebatterieswillnotprovideenoughcapacitytobeuseful.

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Storing

Storing

When the unit is not in use please consider the following steps:

1). When not using the GPS, please store it in a dry place and remove the batteries.

2). Do not place it in direct sunlight or extremely hot temperatures.

Note:As with all battery operated devices, remove the batteries when this unit will not be used for an extended period of time. Damage caused by leaky or improperly charged batteries is not covered under warranty.

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Selecting and Downloading Courses

Please note: Golf course map data is provided by GolfDigest GPS. In order to register the GPS unit and receive the two free courses, you will exit Whistler’s website and enter a third party website. From here you may purchase additional golf courses at any time. The GLF100 unit can store up to 32 courses.

Instructions for Registering the GolfDigest GPS Whistler GLF-100

1) Visit www.whistlerupdates.com and select “Golf Registration”.

Please note that you will be leaving Whistler’s site and going to GolfDigestGPS’ website when you click this link. You are now at www.golfdigestgps.com and they will handle the golf course downloads and PC Software requirements for your Golf GPS unit.

2)Select the “GolfDigest GPS Golf GPS Device” section for the PC Software requirements for your Golf GPS unit.

3)Select "Download GolfDigest GPS MapManager" to download and install the application program and device drivers.

4)Before proceeding, DO NOT turn your GPS device on. Open GolfDigest GPS MapManager by clicking on the desktop icon. Once open, connect

your device via its USB cable to your PC.

Note: Batteries do not need to be installed to load maps.

5) When prompted, enter your email address and a password to create a GolfDigest GPS account.

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Selecting and Downloading Courses

6)Complete the Registration form and submit.

7)Map Search will open for you to search and select your two free maps by adding them to your shopping cart and checking out. Your first two maps will appear as free maps in the shopping cart. Additional maps can be purchased for a separate fee.

8)After completing your free map selections/additional

purchase(s), your map(s) will appear in your GolfDigest GPS MapManager's upper left Maps window.

9)Select maps to download to your device by checking the appropriate boxes and clicking the Download Maps button on the toolbar or by selecting the “File->DownloadMaps” menu item. Downloaded maps will appear in your GolfDigest GPS MapManager lower left device window.

10)You are now ready to begin enjoying your

GolfDigest GPS by Whistler!

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Power Up and Main Screen

Power Up and Main Screen

 

 

Powering the unit

Press and hold the Power/Menu/ESC button for approximately 3 seconds to turn on the unit. A welcome image will first appear then change to the golf course selection screen. See “Selecting Golf Course” section for more information.

Turning the unit off

Press the Power/Menu/ESC button for 3 seconds. The unit will display a power off confirmation screen. Press either the Up or Down button to select “YES” then the Enter button to turn off the unit.

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Main Screen

This screen provides battery status, time and the available courses that are saved in the unit’s memory. Use the UP and Down buttons to choose a course and press the enter button to select that course.

NOTE: The time is only displayed when the unit has received a satellite lock.

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Icon Description

Icon

Name

Description

 

Battery

Barsindicatebatterylevel

 

CenterofGreen

Centerpositionofthegreen

 

FrontofGreen

Frontpositionofthegreen

 

BackofGreen

Backpositionofthegreen

 

Settings

Settingsmenu

 

Delete

Deleteselecteditem

 

UnitofMeasure

MetersorYards

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Icon Description

Icon

Name

Description

 

TimeFormat

Selectscorrecttimezone

 

Backlight

Selectsbacklight“ontime”

 

AutoHoleDetect

Automaticallyswitchestothecurrenthole

 

 

whenyouenterteearea

 

Default

Resetsunittofactorysettings

 

Version

Providesfirmwarereleaseversion

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Setting Up

SettingScreen

TheSettingmenuletsyoucustomizetheunittodisplayinformationintheformatthatyou prefer.

Tochangeasetting;

1)PresstheMenubuttontoentertheSettingmenu.

2)PresseithertheUporDownbuttonstoadvancetothenextoption. 3)PresstheEnterbuttontoselectorsavetheoption.

4)PresstheMenubuttontoexitthesettingmenu.

Unit

Settheunitofmeasurementfordistancevaluesonthe unit.Youcansettheunittoeitherofthefollowing:

• Yard(y)

• Meter(m)

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Setting Up

TimeZone

Setthetimezoneinyourarea.Oncetimezoneissetandthesatellitereceptionisacquired, timeisautomaticallysetanddisplayedontheunit.

Selectthepropertime(GMT). NorthAmericaisgenerally

aminus(-)number.

East=-05

Atlantic=-04

Central=-06

Mountain=-07

Pacific=-08

Alaska=-09

Hawaii=-10

 

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Setting Up

Time Format

Setthetimeformattoeitherofthefollowing:

•12Hour

•24Hour

Backlight

Set the time to turn off the backlight after a period of inactivity. When backlight is off, press any key to turn on backlight.

Set backlight time to any of the following options:

• 10 Sec.: Backlight is turned off when no keys are pressed within 10 seconds.

• 30 Sec.: Backlight is turned off when no keys are pressed within 30 seconds.

• 60 Sec.: Backlight is turned off when no keys are pressed within 60 seconds.

• Always On: Backlight is always turned on.

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Setting Up

Auto Detect (Auto Hole Detect)

Selects auto hole detection function. Selecting YES enables the unit to automatically switch to the next hole when exiting the green area. When disabled, you need to manually switch to the next hole.

Default - Resetting Features

Reset the unit back to its factory default settings. Selecting

YES returns the unit back to the original settings.

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Setting Up

Del Golf

The unit supports up to 32 golf courses that is saved in its memory. If the memory is full, delete existing data first before any new courses can be downloaded or saved.

Delete golf data by either of the following options:

Del one

Del All

NOTE: If there is no golf data in the unit’s memory, it will show “No Data”.

Del One Course:

1.Press the up or down key to highlight the golf course data to delete.

2.Press the Enter key to confirm selection.

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Setting Up

Del One Course - Continued:

3. Press the up or down key to highlight Yes or No. NOTE: To cancel, highlight No.

4.Press the Enter key to confirm.

5.Press the Menu key to cancel the current operation and return to a previous screen.

Del All:

1. Press the up or down key to highlight Yes or No. NOTE: To cancel, highlight No.

2.Press the Enter key to confirm.

3.Press the Menu key to cancel the current operation and return to a previous screen.

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Setting Up

Setting Up

 

 

Version

Green Range - continued

This screen displays the units firmware release version. Press the

 

 

 

Once a range is selected there are several distance options to choose from.

 

 

 

Menu key to cancel the current operation and return to a

 

 

 

To set the Into distance:

 

previous screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Select the Into option from the Green Range menu

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Use the Up or Down buttons to scroll the optional distances.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Once a distance is selected, press enter to accept.

 

Green Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Auto Hole detection is adjustable to allow for flexibility. There are two settings:

 

 

 

approaching Into the green andLeave the green. These parameters allow the Auto Hole

To set the Leave distance:

 

 

detection to function. The default setting distances are: Into = 10 yards,Leave = 30 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Select the Leave option from the Green Range menu

 

To modify these settings you can select a different zone for both the Into andLeave

2.

Use the Up or Down buttons to scroll the optional distances.

 

settings in increments of 5 yards.

 

 

3.

Once a distance is selected, press enter to accept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To change distance:

1.Select field to adjust

2.Press enter to edit.

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Setting Up

Setting Up

 

 

Using the Belt Clip with Flip Up feature

Using the Belt Clip with Flip Up feature - Continued

The Flip up feature allows easy viewing of the green without removing the unit from the

 

clip.

 

To install:

1.Slide the unit into the belt clip as shown

2.Unit will click and lock into place

3.Clip the assembled unit onto your belt.

Unitandclipattachedtobelt

Flipuptoviewscreen

ReleaseTab

Slideunitintothebeltclip untilitclicksintoplace

To remove:

1. Press the release tab in the direction shown PressIn 2. Unit will now slide out of the belt clip .

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Get Ready to Play

SelectingaGolfCourse

1.PresstheUporDownkeytohighlightthegolfcourse.

2.PresstheEnterkeytoselect.

NOTE:Ifyouareatthegolfcourse,highlightGolfAutoto letthedeviceautomaticallydetectthecourseinformation.

NOTE:ThegolfcoursenamesshowninthisUserManualareforreferenceonly.Actual namesmayvarydependingonthedownloadedgolfcoursedataandyourlocation.

SelectFrontorBack9

1. PresstheUporDownkeytohighlightfrontorback9of

thegolfcourse.

2. PresstheEnterkeytoselect.

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Get Ready to Play

Selectthehole

1. Presstheupordownkeytohighlighttheholenumber.

2. PresstheEnterkeytoselect.

Auto Hole Detection - how it works

The Auto Hole detection feature requires that you complete a hole by successfully entering then leaving two user selectable perimeters zones surrounding the Green area. These zones are used to identify your proximity to the center of the green. The default zones are: Into = 10 yards, Leave = 30 yards.

Example: Once you are within 10 yards of the center of the Green, you have successfully entered the Green. Once you have then left the Green and are greater than 30 yards of the center of the Green, you have successfully left the Green and the unit will automatically change to the next hole. If you find that you often enter the Green and need to go back to the golf cart for any item, you may satisfy the criteria for the auto hole to advance.

To correct this, you may wish to increase the Leave zone beyond the golf cart to 35 or 40 yards such that trips back to the golf cart for any item will not result in a hole change until you cross the larger zone. If for any reason you need to manually change the hole, press the up or down

arrow and the auto hole will now be in effect for the newly selected hole.

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Green Information

Auto Hole

Detect Enabled

Par of the Hole

Front of Green

Score of current shot

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Current Hole

Center of Green

y = Yards

Back of Green

Fly Distance

Green Information

Center of the Green

The screen image shown on the previous page displays information for the green. The "Center" information is a calculation determining the geometric center of the green shape. The cup location is not displayed.

The cup is frequently moved from one position on the green to another, sometimes on a daily basis. To aid you in determining the approximate distance to the cup, you may refer to the pin sheet or the use of colored pin flags provided by your golf course indicating the location of the pin within the green. A Blue Flag may mean the hole is farther back on the green, a White Flag may mean the hole is more central to the green, and a Red Flag may mean the hole is forward on the green.

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Specifications

 

 

GPSReceiver

20ParallelChannels-SiRFIII

AcquisitionTime

Reacquisition:<0.1sec(Average)

 

HotStart:1sec

 

 

WarmStart:36sec

 

ColdStart:42sec

Weight

1.68oz

 

Size

2.83”x1.96”x.80”

Display

96x65FSTNLCDwithbacklight

BatteryLife

20hours(goodsatlock,nobacklight)

OperatingTemperature

14to113F(-10

Cto+45C)

StorageTemperature

-4to113F(-20

Cto+45C)

 

 

 

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Troubleshooting

Your Whistler unit is expertly engineered and designed to exacting quality standards to provide you with reliable, trouble-freeoperation. If your unit has been correctly installed following the guidelines in this manual, but is not operating optimally, please refer to the troubleshooting guide below.

Problem: Unit will not turn on.

•Check the proper installation of the batteries.

•Press and hold the Power/Menu/ESC button for 3 seconds

Problem: Clock doesn’t work or displays the wrong time.

•Position yourself in a clear area so the unit can obtain a satellite signal. Once a satellite lock is established the clock will display the time. Unit will not automatically adjust the time. Go into the setting menu and select your time zone to have the unit properly display the correct time. See page 17.

Problem: Why are the distances shown incorrect for each hole?

•Check the Units setting in the set up menu to be sure the distance units (yard or meter) are correct.

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Troubleshooting

Problem: There are no golf course names listed in golf course selection.

No golf course files are loaded on the device.

Need to login and register before courses can be downloaded into the unit.

Question: Can I recharge my rechargeable battery through the unit?

• NO. The unit does not facilitate the recharging of batteries. You may use rechargeable batteries, but battery chargers should not be connected to the unt.

Question: Will I lose my data when the power is turned off?

• Data stored in the unit will not be lost unless you delete the data.

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FCC Information

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may caused undesired operation.

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

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FCC Information

--Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

--Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

--Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

--Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Warning

This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by they manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

WhistlergroupInc.GLF-100

The manufacturer hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

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Warranty Information

Consumer Warranty

This Whistler product is warranted to the original purchaser for a period of one year from the date of original purchase against all defects in materials and workmanship.

This limited warranty is void if the unit is abused, modified, installed improperly, if the housing has been removed, or if the serial number is missing.

There are no express warranties covering this product other than those set forth in this warranty. All express or implied warranties for this product are limited to one year. Whistler is not liable for damages arising from the use, misuse, or operation of this product.

Service Out of Warranty

Units will be repaired at “out of warranty” service rates when:

The units original warranty has expired.

A dated store receipt is not supplied.

The unit has been returned without its serial number.

The unit has been abused, modified, installed improperly, or had its housing removed.

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Warranty Information

Service Under Warranty

During the warranty period, defective units will be repaired without charge to the purchaser when returned with a dated store receipt to the address below. Units returned without dated store receipt will be handled as described in section “Service Out Of Warranty.”

Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing this product, there are no authorized service stations for Whistler products other than Whistler.

When returning a unit for service, please follow these instructions:

1.Ship the unit in the original carton or in a suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured, with return receipt requested to:

Whistler Repair Dept.

551 N. 13th St.

Rogers, AR. 72756

Please allow 3 weeks turn around time.

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Warranty Information

IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with return receipt requested. COD’s will not be accepted!

2.Include with your unit the following information, clearly printed:

Your name and street address (for shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone number and ane-mailaddress, if applicable.

A detailed description of the problem (e.g., “Unit doesn’t get a satellite lock”).

A copy of your dated store receipt or bill of sale.

3.Be certain your unit is returned with its serial number. For reference, please write your unit serial number in the following space: _____________.

Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty.

IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is within the warranty period, make sure you keep a copy of your dated store receipt. You may have registered your unit at www.whistlergroup.com, however, for warranty verification purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for warranty work.

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