Azimuth 1000

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Real World Accuracy
The electronic Azimuth 1000 offers unsurpassed readability and accuracy in all seas, no matter how rough the conditions or how fast you’re going. A combination of digital and compass rose display, a lack of rotating parts, and quality lighting make this system the 24/7 choice for sail and power. The Azimuth 1000 continuously measures your boat’s magnetic deviation and automatically compensates itself to 0.5 degrees so headings are always accurate. There’s no need to pay a professional for seasonal adjusting. With the push of a button the display will also show you when you’ve gone off a set course.

Convenient Interface and Easy Installation
The water-resistant flush-mounted unit, a six-time winner of the “Best Electronic Compass” award by the National Marine Electronics Association, can be used in conjunction with radar, autopilots, plotters, and any other NMEA 0183-compatible equipment. Designed to military-quality standards, it comes with no hidden parts or complicated wiring.

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Options & Accessories

01-0148 : Azimuth 1000; Black Housing

01-0148-01 : Azimuth 1000; White Housing


01-0145 : Azimuth 1000 Remote Sensor; for Power; Black Housing

01-0145-01 : Azimuth 1000 Remote Sensor; for Power; White Housing

01-0145-02 : Azimuth 1000 Remote Sensor; for Sail; Black Housing

01-0145-03 : Azimuth 1000 Remote Sensor; for Sail; White Housing

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - Azimuth 1000 - (Russian) PDF file 585 KB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - Azimuth 1000 - A4 format PDF file 204 KB / 2 pg


Document File Info
OWNER'S MANUAL - Azimuth 1000 PDF file 1.9 MB / 53 pg

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

Policies and AgreementsFile Info
KVH Industries, Inc. 1 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 30 KB / 1 pg
Price ListsFile Info
Compass/Repeater Price Sheet PDF file 148 KB / 2 pg



The Azimuth 1000 is a 12-volt unit. It will not work on a 24-volt system. Most 12-volt power supplies operate with a range of 11.5 and 13.5 volts. To avoid damage to the unit, keep the input power in this range.

Make sure that you have 12 VDC on the white wire.  If 12 VDC is running through the white wire and the display still will not light up, the unit will need to be returned to KVH for repair. Please contact KVH Technical Support at (401) 847-3327 or via e-mail at for a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number.
If the Azimuth 1000 has missing or dim segments in its display, the unit will need to be returned to KVH for repair. Please contact KVH Technical Support at (401) 847-3327 or via e-mail at
Complete details regarding all KVH product warranties are available on our Warranty pages.
Since fluxgate compasses are magnetic compasses, they can only reference the earth's magnetic field. They can not reference the earth's inertia and therefore cannot be made to know True North.

If you wish to navigate in true heading, you have a couple of options. KVH's Azimuth 1000, Azimuth 314AC, GyroTrac, and Sailcomp 103AC allow you to enter an offset angle. This means that you can enter your local variation value (either positive or negative) and the compass display will show true rather than magnetic heading. When your variation changes because you have traveled a significant distance, however, that offset angle will not update automatically. You must update it manually.

The GyroTrac can also interface with a vessel's GPS, allowing the compass to learn the variation from the GPS. With this option, your GyroTrac will give true heading and will automatically update to the correct variation.
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  • Self-contained for easy installation and designed to military quality standards
  • Automatic compensation ensures the highest degree of accuracy (±0.5º)
  • Backlit LCD display with rotating compass rose and large numerals offers clear viewing during both day and night
  • Interfaces with other NMEA 0183-compatible equipment, including radar, autopilots, plotters, and PC software
  • Simple push-button selection of off-course mode and any of 10 damping levels
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

Featured Options

The Azimuth 1000 is available in your choice of black or white housing:

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