Humminbird Quick Start Guide
OPERATIONS
Summary Guide
SAFETY INFORMATION! You must see your Humminbird control head
operations manual for warnings and safety information before proceeding
with this operations summary guide.
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GPS FEATURES: Marking waypoints and other related navigation functions
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| Table of CONTENTS |
Key Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Menu Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setting up the Control Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Sonar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Side Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Down Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Managing your Humminbird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Contacting Humminbird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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| KEY Functions |
POWER/LIGHT Key: To power on, press the POWER/LIGHT key. To power off,
press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key. During operation, press the
POWER/LIGHT key to open the Backlight & Background menu setting (color
models) or the Backlight & Contrast menu setting (monochrome models).
ZOOM Keys: Press the +/– ZOOM keys to adjust the zoom range in Sonar Zoom
View or change the scale of the Chart View to appear closer or farther away. In
Side Imaging View and Down Imaging View, move the active cursor to a position
on the view, and then press the +ZOOM key to magnify your selection.
VIEW Key: Press the VIEW key to advance to the next view in the View Rotation.
Press the VIEW key repeatedly to see all the views in the View Rotation (see
Views: View Rotation).
4-WAY Cursor Control Key: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move the active cursor. Also, use this key to browse the menu system, select
menu options, and change or activate menu settings (see Menu Overview).
MENU Key: Press the MENU key once to open the X-Press Menu. Press the
MENU key twice to open the Main Menu (see Menu Overview).
CHECK/INFO Key: In the Chart View, press the CHECK/INFO key to see
information about the cursor position or about objects located near the cursor
position. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will be displayed. Your
unit may have one of the keys shown here.
MARK Key: Press the MARK key to save a waypoint at the boat location. If the
cursor is active, the waypoint will be marked at the cursor location. If Screen
Snapshot is turned on, a screen snapshot will be created with the waypoint, and
it will be saved to the installed SD memory card.
GOTO Key: With an active cursor, press the GOTO key once to create a waypoint
and start navigation towards that waypoint. Without an active cursor, press the
GOTO key, and choose a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Man Overboard (MOB): Press and hold the GOTO key (700, 800, 900, and 1100
Series only). See your control head operations manual for details about this feature.
EXIT Key: Press the EXIT key to close a menu, exit cursor mode, or turn off an
alarm. Also, press the EXIT key to scroll through the View Rotation in reverse
order (see Views: View Rotation).
VIEW PRESET Key: Press and hold a VIEW PRESET key to save a shortcut to
the on-screen view. When the view has been saved, the control head will beep.
You can save one view on each VIEW PRESET key.
Key Functions
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| MENU Overview |
Open an X-Press Menu
Press the MENU key once.
The X-Press Menu displays menu options that
are related to the view on the screen and the
operation mode (such as navigation). In this
illustration, the Sonar X-Press Menu is
displayed because the Sonar View is displayed
on the screen.
X-Press Menu
Open the Main Menu
Press the MENU key twice.
The Main Menu is divided into tabbed
categories. They are typically as follows:
Alarms, Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views,
and Accessories.
The available tabs will vary by model.
Main Menu
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Menu Overview
Select a Menu Option and Change the Setting
Select a Tab
Select a
Menu Option
Change a Menu Setting
Menu Overview
Start an Action or Open a Submenu
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| GETTING Started |
Power On/Off
Power On: Press the POWER/LIGHT key.
On the Water: If a transducer is attached to
the control head, your unit will start Normal
mode automatically.
Power Off: Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT
key.
Review System Connections
Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU
key while the unit is powering on.
Select System Status from the Start-Up
Options Menu.
Press the VIEW key until Accessory Test is
displayed on the screen.
NOTE: If the control head is on a network, see your accessory manual for
more connection information.
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Getting Started
| SETTING UP the Control Head |
Your control head settings should be changed based on the area you are fishing,
water conditions, bottom, and weather conditions. It is also important to set up
system alarms.
Set the Menu System to Normal or Advanced
Main Menu > Setup tab > User Mode
The User Mode determines how many menu
options are displayed in the menu system. Select
Normal to see greater simplicity and fewer menu
choices. Select Advanced to see all the menu
options available in the menu system.
Set the Maximum Depth
Main Menu (Advanced) > Sonar tab > Max Depth
Set the maximum depth of the body of water.
When Max Depth is set to Auto, the fishfinder will
acquire bottom readings as needed (within the
capacity of the unit). When Max Depth is set to
match your fishing maximum depth, your
fishfinder will not attempt to acquire sonar data
below that depth, so more detail will be shown on
the screen.
NOTE: Side Imaging units default to the Side Imaging range setting if the
SI Range is set deeper than Max Depth. (Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Range)
Select the Water Type
Main Menu (Advanced) > Sonar tab > Water Type
Water Type configures your unit for operation in
fresh or salt water. In salt water, you can also
choose the shallow or deep setting. Water Type
affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings.
If the depth is more than 330 ft (100 m), select
Salt (deep).
Setting up the Control Head
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Select the Transducer
Main Menu > Sonar tab > Transducer Select
The Humminbird control head will default to the
transducer that was included with the fishfinder. If
your model is compatible with an accessory
transducer, and it is connected to the control head,
use Transducer Select to choose the accessory
transducer so the beams are activated and the
related views are added to the View Rotation.
Turn On/Off Sounds
Main Menu > Setup tab > Sound Control
Sound Control sets how the control head will beep
or alert because of key presses and/or alarms.
All Sounds is the default setting. If you are using
alarms, but don’t want key sounds, it is important
to select Alarms Only to receive an audio alert.
If you have an 1100 Series unit, select Sound
Volume to adjust the volume of the unit. The
alarm volume can be adjusted separately. (Main
Menu > Alarms tab > Alarm Volume)
Adjust the Backlight and Background
Press the POWER/LIGHT key during operation.
Adjust the Backlight: Select Light.
Adjust the Background: Select Background
(color models) or Contrast (monochrome models).
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Setting up the Control Head
Set Alarms
Main Menu > Alarms tab
Your control head provides a variety of alarm options. The Sonar and Navigation
alarms are described briefly here. See your control head operations manual
for details.
Chart View (788ci HD)
Off Course
Limits
Arrival Circle
Depth Alarm is triggered when the depth becomes equal to or less
than the menu setting.
Low Battery Alarm is triggered when the input battery voltage is equal
to or less than the menu setting. The battery must be connected to the
unit.
Off Course Alarm sets how far the boat can move off course during
navigation before an alarm will be triggered.
Arrival Alarm sets how close the boat must be to the destination
waypoint before the alarm will be triggered.
Drift Alarm sets how far the boat can move from its anchored position
outside the drift alarm perimeter before an alarm will be triggered.
NOTE: To receive an audio alert, Sound Control must be set to All
Sounds or Alarms Only. See Setting up the Control Head: Turn On/Off
Sounds for more information.
When an alarm is triggered, you can silence it by pressing any key.
Setting up the Control Head
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| VIEW Rotation |
Change the On-Screen View
Next View: Press the VIEW key to advance to the next
view in the View Rotation. Press the VIEW key repeatedly
until the view you want to use is displayed on the screen.
Previous View: Press the EXIT key to see the previous
view in the View Rotation. Press the EXIT key repeatedly
until the view you want to use is displayed on the screen.
Save a View: Press and hold a VIEW PRESET key to save
a shortcut to the on-screen view. You can save one view on
each VIEW PRESET key. Press the VIEW PRESET key to
quickly return to the view at any time.
NOTE: To change which views are visible or hidden in the View Rotation,
select Main Menu > Views tab or Main Menu > Setup tab > Select Views.
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Views
Use Combo Views
X-Press Menu > Active Side
Combo Views allow you to see two or more views on the same screen. In the
800, 900, and 1100 Series models, you can adjust the menu settings for each
view. To change the settings for either side of the view, the individual view must
be selected as the Active Side of the screen.
Sonar/Chart Combo View (998c SI)
Select Split Position from the
X-Press Menu to adjust the size of the
left side of the Combo View.
The Green Arrow indicates
the right side of the view is
the active side.
Press the MENU key once
to open the X-Press Menu
for the active side of the
view.
Views
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Select Digital Readouts
Main Menu (Advanced) > Setup tab > Select Readouts
Each view displays digital readout information (such as
speed or time). In Sonar View, Side Imaging View, and Down
Imaging View, you can choose which digital readouts you
want to display. Select Nav Readouts (1100 Series only),
allows you to set which digital readouts will be displayed
during navigation.
1 Select the Main Menu > Setup tab > Select Readouts.
2 Select a Readout position from the submenu.
3 Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to scroll through
the available readouts. To hide the digital readout
window, select Off.
Select Readouts
Sonar View with Digital Readouts (1198c SI)
Readout 1
Readout 2
Readout 3
Readout 4
Readout 5
The location and availability of the digital readouts vary by model.
Some views have fixed readouts. Also, the digital readouts may
change with the selected view, attached acessories, and whether
or not the control head is navigating. See your control head
operations manual for details.
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Views
Understand the Digital Readouts
Aux. Temp
The detected water temperature from an optional-purchase
Temperature Probe or Temp/Speed accessory.
Bearing
Bearing is the direction to a destination waypoint measured in
degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180°
is South, 270° is West).
CMG/SMG
Course Made Good/Speed Made Good. Course Made Good is the
angle between the starting point on a route and the current position
of the boat. The goal is to have CMG and Track equal to the same
number. Speed Made Good is the distance from the starting
waypoint on the route divided by the time elapsed since starting
navigation on the route.
Course
Course is the current direction the boat is traveling measured in
degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180°
is South, 270° is West). When the Course Over Ground is equal to
Bearing, the boat is said to be “On Course” and will arrive at the
destination in the most efficient manner.
Depth
Displays the depth of the water.
Off
If set to Off, data will not be displayed in the digital readout window.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by
GPS.
Speed
Speed is the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance based on the speed measurement provided by GPS.
Accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement.
Speed N Temp 1
Displays the water temperature and current speed measured at the
depth of the downrigger when using an optional-purchase Speed-nTemp sensor with a downrigger and the CannonLink accessory.
TRK/CMG
Track/Course Made Good. The Track Line is the desired line of travel
between two waypoints, and it represents the most efficient path
between the two points because it is a straight line. The TRK is
measured in degrees. See above for a description of CMG.
Temp
The detected water temperature.
Time
The current time.
Views
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Time + Date
The current time and date.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last
reset, the distance traveled since last reset, and the average speed
during timed interval.
VMG
Velocity Made Good. VMG is the speed of travel relative to the next
waypoint on the route. The goal is for VMG to equal Speed.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
WPTend/ETA/DTG Waypoint End/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint
End is the last waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the
estimated time of arrival to the last waypoint on the route. Distance
To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and
the last waypoint on the route.
WPTend/TTG/DTG Waypoint End/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last
waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to
reach the last waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated using the
SOG (Speed Over Ground) and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance
between the current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the
route.
WPTnext/ETA/DTG Waypoint Next/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint
Next is the next waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is
the estimated time of arrival to the next waypoint on the route.
Distance To Go is the distance between the current position of the
boat and the next waypoint on the route.
WPTnext/TTG/DTG Waypoint Next/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the
next waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the estimated time
required to reach the next waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated
using the SOG (Speed Over Ground) and DTG. Distance To Go is the
distance between the current position of the boat and the next
waypoint on the route.
Water Speed
The speed of the water as it flows past the boat (optional-purchase
speed wheel required).
XTE
Cross Track Error is the straight-line distance of the boat from the
intended Track. XTE measures how far the boat is off course and
also triggers the Off Course Alarm.
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Views
| SONAR INTERPRETATION
and Display Settings |
You can use the settings that are included with your control head, or you can set
how sonar data is displayed in the Sonar Views.
In monochrome units, the shades used to represent high, medium, to low
intensity returns are determined by the Bottom View menu setting. In color
models, the fishfinder displays the return intensity based on the Sonar Colors and
Bottom View menu settings. You can also choose to turn on/off fish symbols
(Fish ID+), change the SwitchFire mode, adjust sensitivity, and more.
Sonar View: Original Palette (788ci HD)
Surface Clutter
Weak Returns
(possibly
vegetation or
small fish)
Strong
Returns
(possibly rocks,
tree limbs, or
other structure)
Strong Return
(possibly
compacted
sediment or
rocks)
Sonar History
Historical returns scroll
left across the view.
Sonar
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RTS Window
(Real Time Sonar)
Sonar tab > RTS
Window
Change the Color Palette
(color models only)
Main Menu > Sonar tab > Sonar Colors
The palette you choose will be applied to the Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View,
Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: Off), and Big Digits View.
Sonar Colors: Original Palette
HIGH
Intensity Return
MEDIUM
Intensity Return
LOW
Intensity Return
Select the Bottom Presentation
Color Models: Main Menu > Sonar tab > Bottom View
Monochrome Models: Sonar X-Press Menu > Bottom View
Structure ID (597ci)
WhiteLine (570)
The weak returns are represented
with blue, and the strong returns
are represented with red.
The strongest returns
represented with white.
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are
Sonar
On the GO
Adjust the Sensitivity, Range, and Freeze the Display
Use your Humminbird fishfinder to see more detail on the view or filter the
information you don’t want to see. You can also review sonar history and mark
waypoints (GPS required).
Using the Sonar View (788ci HD)
Cursor
Press any key on
the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to
freeze the display
and move the
cursor to a position
on the sonar
history.
Upper Range
Sonar X-Press
Menu (Advanced)
> Upper Range
Sensitivity on
the X-Press
Menu can be
adjusted to
display more or
less sonar
returns on the
screen.
Mark a Waypoint
Press the MARK
key (GPS required)
to mark a waypoint
at the cursor
position.
Lower Range
Sonar X-Press
Menu > Lower
Range
Cursor Dialog Box
shows the Cursor’s depth and
related position information
(GPS required).
Move the
Cursor
Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
NOTE: If you have a GPS Receiver connected, but your control head does not
have a MARK key, select Mark from the Sonar X-Press Menu.
Sonar
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Magnify Bottom Sonar Returns
Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. If a
GPS Receiver is attached, you can also mark waypoints and start navigation. The
Sonar Zoom View can be identified by the Zoom Preview Box on the right side of
the screen.
Using the Sonar Zoom View (798ci)
Sonar View,
Upper Range
Zoomed View,
Upper Range
Zoomed Area
(magnified at 4x)
Zoom Preview
Box shows the
portion of the
full sonar view
that is magnified
on the left side
of the view.
Zoom Setting
Press the
+ZOOM key to
magnify. Press
the –ZOOM
key to reduce
magnification.
Move the
Cursor
Zoomed View,
Lower Range
Zoom In
Zoom Out
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Sonar View,
Lower Range
Sonar X-Press Menu >
Lower Range
Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
Sonar
| SIDE IMAGING
Interpreting the Display |
Side Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The
side beam coverage is very thin from front to back, yet very wide from top to
bottom. The bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return,
and upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar better than downward
slopes that face away from the transducer.
Side Imaging View (998c SI)
Side Imaging
sonar returns
are first
displayed at
the top of the
view, and
historical data
scrolls down
as new
information
is received.
A
B
C
D
E
A Shadows: The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish also cast shadows,
and their distance from the bottom can be interpreted by their shadow.
B Light Shades represent denser terrain (possibly compacted sediment, timber,
rocks) or rising terrain.
C Water Column shows the relative depth of the water under the boat at any given
time. Variations in the width of the water column show variations in the distance
to the bottom as the boat passes over. See the illustration Interpreting the Side
Imaging View.
D White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.
E Dark Shades represent soft returns (possibly sand or mud) or descending terrain.
Side Imaging
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Interpreting the Side Imaging View
To visualize how Side Imaging works, the Side Imaging View illustration can be
folded down the middle and then folded again at the lowest point of the water
column. The raised area reveals the water column with its relative depth of the
water under the boat. In the Side Imaging View, variations in the width of
the water column show variations in the distance to the bottom as the boat
passes over.
For Best Side Imaging Performance
• Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph
• Straight line navigation
• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
See your control head operations manual for more information
about the Side Imaging beams and how to interpret the Side
Imaging display.
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Side Imaging
| SIDE IMAGING
Display Settings |
You can use the settings that are included with your control head, or you can set
how Side Imaging data is displayed in the Side Imaging Views.
Change the Palette
Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Colors
or Imaging Colors
The SI Colors or Imaging Colors menu option
allows you to select which color palette you
would like to use for the Side Imaging
Display. Imaging Colors also changes the
palette used in Down Imaging View.
Enhance the Side Imaging View
Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Enhance
The SI Enhance dialog box allows you to adjust your Side Imaging View in four
categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, Sharpness, and Contour Mode. The view will
update as you adjust each category.
SI Enhance (example 1)
SI Enhance (example 2)
(798ci HD)
(798ci HD)
The Sensitivity and Contrast are
set in the middle range, and the
Sharpness is set to Low. The
display is darker, less weak
returns are shown on the display,
and the returns are less defined.
The Sensitivity and Sharpness are
set high in the above example,
which shows many weak returns
on the display. The Sharpness
setting makes the sonar returns
appear more defined.
Side Imaging
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Display or Hide the Water Column
Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Enhance > Contour Mode
Contour Mode controls how the water column is displayed in the Side Imaging
View. The location of a target on the view is influenced by the Contour Mode
setting. See your control head operations manual for details about this feature.
Contour Mode Off (798ci HD)
Contour Mode On (798ci HD)
The water column is displayed
on the Side Imaging View.
The water column is removed
from the Side Imaging View.
Adjust the Side Imaging Range
Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Range
SI Range sets the deepest range that will be displayed by the Side Imaging View.
Choose a low range number to focus on a shorter distance of the water column
and see greater detail on the screen. Choose a higher range number to view
farther into the water and see an overview of details on the screen.
Adjusting the SI Range (798ci HD)
SI Range
X-Press Menu
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Side Imaging
On the GO
Freeze the Display and Magnify Selected Returns
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor, freeze the display, and
move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be
displayed in the Cursor dialog box. Press the + ZOOM key to magnify an area of
the view. Press the GOTO key to start navigation to a selected position (GPS
required).
Using ZOOM on the Side Imaging View
Zoom Setting
Magnification
Box
Zoomed Area
(magnified at 2x)
Cursor Dialog Box
Distance of the
Cursor from the
Centerline
Move the
Cursor
Side Imaging
Zoom In
Depth
Zoom Out
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Distance to the
Cursor and Bearing
to the Cursor
(GPS required)
Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
Mark a Waypoint and Start Navigation
You can mark waypoints in the Side Imaging View based on the boat position or
the cursor position. Mark a waypoint and use the +/– ZOOM keys to investigate
the position further, or press the GOTO key to start navigating towards the
waypoint. Also, certain models allow you to use the cursor and start navigation
from a Side Imaging Combo View.
Chart/Side Combo View (998c SI)
The Boat icon on the Side Imaging View turns orange during
navigation. It also turns the way that you need to steer your boat
in order to reach the waypoint if it is not already straight ahead.
To enable this feature, select the Main Menu > Nav tab >
SI Navigation > On.
Move the
Cursor
Zoom In
Zoom Out
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Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
Side Imaging
| DOWN IMAGING
Interpreting the Display |
Down Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The
razor-thin, high-definition profiling beams produce the detailed sonar data that
you see on the display.
Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects under your boat
as follows:
Interpreting the Down Imaging View
(788ci HD DI)
White Streaks
or Clouds may
represent fish
on the display.
Dark Shades
represent soft
returns
(possibly sand
or mud) or
descending
terrain.
Light Shades
represent denser
terrain (possibly
compacted
sediment,
timber, rocks)
or rising terrain.
Sonar History
Historical returns scroll
left across the view.
Down Imaging
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| DOWN IMAGING
Display Settings |
Change the Palette
Down Imaging X-Press Menu > DI Colors or Imaging Colors
The DI Colors or Imaging Colors
menu option allows you to select
which palette you would like to use
for the Down Imaging Display. The
palette you choose will be applied to
all Down Imaging Views.
NOTE: Imaging Colors also changes the palette in Side Imaging Views. In
Monochrome units, select Down Imaging X-Press Menu > Imaging Palette.
Enhance the Down Imaging View
Down Imaging X-Press Menu > DI Enhance
The DI Enhance dialog box allows you to adjust your Down Imaging View in three
categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, and Sharpness. The view will update as you
adjust each category.
DI Enhance (example 1)
DI Enhance (example 2)
(788ci HD DI)
(788ci HD DI)
The Sensitivity and Contrast are
set in the middle range, and the
Sharpness is set to Off. The
display is darker, less weak
returns are shown on the display,
and the returns are less defined.
The Sensitivity and Sharpness are
set high in the above example,
which shows many weak returns
on the display. The Sharpness
setting makes the sonar returns
appear more defined.
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Down Imaging
On the GO
Freeze the Display and Magnify Selected Returns
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor, freeze the display, and
move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be
displayed in the Cursor dialog box. You can also use the +/– ZOOM keys to
magnify an area of the view.
Using ZOOM on the Down Imaging View
Zoom Setting
Zoomed Area
(magnified at 2x)
Magnification
Box
Cursor Dialog Box
shows the Cursor’s depth and
related position information
(GPS required).
Move the
Cursor
Down Imaging
Zoom In
Zoom Out
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Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
Use the Down Imaging Combo Views
In the Down Imaging/Sonar Combo View, you can compare Down Imaging with
traditional Sonar. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a
sonar return. The ZOOM keys and navigation features may also be available in
this view. Your model may also include other Combo Views.
Down/Sonar Combo View (798ci)
Cursor Dialog Box
shows the Cursor’s
depth and related
position information
(GPS required).
The Cursor is
displayed on
both views.
The Down Imaging/Sonar Combo View
allows you to move the cursor on both views
at the same time. In 800, 900, and 1100
Series models, the cursor will display on the
active side (see Views: Use Combo Views).
Move the
Cursor
Zoom In
Zoom Out
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Mark a
Waypoint
Start
Navigation
Down Imaging
| CHART Display Overview |
Chartplotter and trackplotter models allow you to mark waypoints and start
navigation with the keys or the Navigation X-Press Menu.
Also, use the Waypoint Management dialog box to create new waypoints and
routes from scratch (see Navigation: On the Go). You can edit your navigation
data and organize it too. This section will get you started. See your control head
operations manual and Waypoint Management Guide for complete details. A
GPS Receiver is required for all chart and navigation features.
A
Q
P
B
C
O
D
N
E
M
F
L
G
H
I
J
K
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it changes to a boat
shape, pointed in the direction of motion (see
Set the Chart Orientation).
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A
Depth
B
Waypoint Icon: Waypoints are saved positions that mark areas of interest
or navigation points.
C
Decluttered Waypoint Icons: To see a Decluttered Waypoint at full size,
use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor onto a decluttered
waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the icon, the full-size waypoint
name and icon will be displayed.
D
Map Scale: Press the +/– ZOOM keys to adjust the map scale.
E
Current Route Leg (Green): A Route Leg is the path between each
waypoint in a route. The current route leg is green.
F
DTG: The distance required to travel to the next waypoint in the route.
G
S00066: The next waypoint in the route. Waypoint names are
alphanumeric and begin with WP, and screen snapshot waypoint names
begin with an S. Use the Waypoint Management dialog box to change the
waypoint name, add it to a route, and more. (Also, see Navigation:
Create a New Waypoint for information about the Waypoint
Management dialog box).
H
DIST/BRG: The distance and bearing to the last waypoint in the route.
I
Speed of the Boat
J
Course over Ground (COG)
K
Boat Position (latitude/longitude)
L
XTE (Cross Track Error): The distance of the boat from the route.
M
BRG: The bearing of the waypoint to the boat with respect to True North.
N
Future Route Leg (Gold): A Route Leg is the path between each waypoint
in a route. The future route leg is gold.
O
Screen Snapshot Waypoint Icon: A marked waypoint where a screen
snapshot has been saved. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor onto a Screen Snapshot Icon
. To see the snapshot at full size,
press the CHECK/INFO key, and select View Snapshot.
P
Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a position on the view. Press the MARK key to mark a waypoint
at the cursor position, or select a waypoint and press the CHECK/INFO key
for more information about the waypoint.
Q
Track: The Current Track shows the position history since the unit was
powered up as a breadcrumb trail of trackpoints. You can clear the Current
Track or save it at any time (see Navigation: On the Go).
NOTE: For more information about the digital readouts on a view, see Views:
Select Digital Readouts and Understand the Digital Readouts.
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Navigation
| CHART VIEW
Display Settings |
Chart View with LakeMaster (788ci HD)
Course
Projection
Line
North-Up Indicator
displays the Chart
Orientation and will
change as the
orientation and data
source change. To
enable this feature,
select Main Menu >
Nav tab > North Up
Indicator > On.
Boat
Icon
Details: You can add Casting Rings, Chart
Layers, Contour Lines, Depth Layers, and
more, depending on the selected map.
Add Maps to the Control Head
Main Menu > Chart tab > Chart Select
Humminbird chartplotters include a built-in map. Certain units are also
compatible with Lake Master and/or Navionics chart cards. Insert the SD card
into the card slot, and the chart will be displayed automatically. Chart Select
allows you to choose which chart to display.
Set the Chart Orientation
Main Menu > Nav tab > Chart Orientation
Chart Orientation allows you to select how the Chart Views are displayed.
The North-Up Indicator works with this feature also (see the above illustration).
North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the view. Objects located to
the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
Heading-Up: The boat’s current heading points up, and the chart rotates
around the boat icon so that it always points up on the view.
Course-Up: During navigation, the projected course is shown at the top of
the view. If not navigating, the last known projected course is shown.
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On the GO
Zoom In/Out
Press the +ZOOM key to Zoom In and the –ZOOM
key to Zoom Out. The Map Scale will adjust so the
cartography will appear closer or farther away on the
screen.
Pan the Chart
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a position on the Chart View. The cursor will
be linked to the boat by a gray line, even if the boat
icon is off the screen.
Mark a Waypoint at
the Boat Position
Press the MARK key.
Mark a Waypoint at
the Cursor Position
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a position on the Chart View. Press the
MARK key.
Mark a Man Overboard Waypoint
(700, 800, 900, and 1100 Series only)
Press and hold the GOTO key. As soon as you know
that you have a man overboard (MOB), you should
activate MOB navigation to maximize the chances for
a successful rescue. The MOB waypoint indicates the
point at which your man went overboard and the
relation of the boat to that point. See your control
head operations manual for details about this feature.
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Navigation
Create a New Waypoint
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,
Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management
dialog box.
Select Options > New > New Waypoint. Use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the fields in the
dialog box.
Start Navigation to a Waypoint
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a
waypoint on the view. Press the GOTO key. If your unit
does not have a GOTO key, press the MENU key once
and select Go To from the Navigation X-Press Menu.
By repeating these instructions, you can add more
waypoints to create a longer multi-segment route.
Start Navigation on a Saved Route
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,
Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management
dialog box.
Select a saved route.
Select Travel > Forward or Travel > Reverse.
Save the Current Route
In a Chart View, press the MENU key once to open
the X-Press Menu. Select Save Route.
The Route name and other details can be edited from
the Waypoint Management dialog box.
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Save the Current Track
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Current Track >
Save.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to
save the track and edit the name before powering off the control head.
Edit the Track Name
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,
Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management
dialog box.
Select a saved track. Select Edit, and use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to set the fields in the dialog box.
Clear the Current Track
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Current Track >
Clear.
Cancel Navigation
In a Chart View, press the MENU key once to open
the X-Press Menu. Select Cancel Navigation.
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Navigation
| Managing your
HUMMINBIRD |
WARNING! Humminbird is not responsible for the loss of data files
(waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, snapshots, recordings, etc.) that may
occur due to direct or indirect damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It
is important to back up your control head’s data files periodically. Data files
should also be saved to your PC before restoring the unit’s defaults or
updating the software. See your Humminbird online account at
Humminbird.com and the Waypoint Management guide.
NOTE: If the control head does not have an SD card slot, you can use a PC
Connect cable to export the navigation data and/or update the control head
software. See Humminbird.com for compatibility and purchasing information.
Import Navigation Data
Insert a loaded SD card into the control head card slot, and follow the on-screen
prompts to import the waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups. In certain models,
the data will import automatically.
Export Navigation Data
The Humminbird Waypoint Management dialog box allows you to export all of
your navigation data to an installed, unlocked SD Card. You can also export
selected items. See your Waypoint Management Guide for details.
1 Insert an unlocked SD card into the SD card slot.
2 Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box:
Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks.
3 Select Options > Select All and... > Export.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm or cancel the export.
Register your Humminbird
Set up an online account so that you will receive the latest Humminbird news.
You can also download software updates and HumminbirdPC from your online
account.
1 Go to our Web site at Humminbird.com, and click My Account.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Then, click
Register a Product.
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Use HumminbirdPC
Use HumminbirdPC to organize your waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups on
your personal computer. You can also update the control head software with
HumminbirdPC.
1 Log into your account at Humminbird.com.
2 From the My Equipment tab, click the latest version of HumminbirdPC
and download it to your PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to install
HumminbirdPC on your computer.
3 Start HumminbirdPC on your computer. To open the online Help Guide,
click Help > User Guide.
Update the Control Head Software
If your model can be updated, you can download software updates from your
Humminbird online account.
1 Log into your account at Humminbird.com.
2 From the My Equipment tab, click the file name of the latest control head
software update (unit name [version #]).
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.
• Follow the on-screen instructions to save the software file to the
SD Card or to a folder on your PC.
3 SD Card: Install the SD card with the software file into your control head
card slot. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on your control head.
The unit will recognize the new software and run through a series of
prompts to confirm the software installation.
OR
HumminbirdPC: Connect the PC Connect Cable to the control head and
your personal computer. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on the
control head.
Start HumminbirdPC on your computer. Click the Unit tab.
Click the
Update Firmware button, and follow the instructions
in the Software Update Wizard. See the PC Connect Accessory Manual
for more information.
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Managing your Humminbird
| Contact our
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