R3016 Software Update

RELEASE DATE: March 2019
Software version: 18.3 

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest software update for Simrad R2009 and R3016 Radar Displays. 

Halo 24 Compatibility
This major release offer compatibility with the revolutionary Halo 24 Radar antenna. 

Please Note:  VelocityTrack operation requires a high quality compass such as HS60, HS70, HS80 or Precision 9 connected via NMEA2000.  

Compatibility with Legacy GPS Receivers.  
Current NMEA0183 versions incorporate position quality and datum information which is used to ensure that the the Radar receives a good quality position fix. If the quality of the fix is poor, this will trigger an alarm on the Radar. Some older GPS receivers (prior to NMEA0183 V3) do not include this information in their NMEA data. This release incorporates a feature to allow Legacy GPS data to be connected without triggering an alarm. The position quality and Datum data missing alarms can be turned off on the R2009 and R3016 under the Alerts menu. 

For Legacy GPS receivers with no Position quality or no Datum data, please ensure that the above check boxes are ticked, so that these alerts are not triggered.

Installation Instructions

  • Download the software file
  • Copy the file into the root directory of an SD Card (do not place the file into a folder on the card).
  • With the R2009 or R3016 turned off, insert the SD card into the card reader of the Radar display.
  • Turn on the Radar and the update will be applied automatically.


Download Software:

R3016 Software Update