Edelbrock 3528 Automobile Parts User Manual

798c and 798ci SI Combo
Operations Manual
531691-1_D
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Table of Contents
How Sonar Works
1
Side Imaging® Sonar.................................................................................................. 3
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar .......................................................................................... 3
QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer).............................................. 4
Universal Sonar 2 ...................................................................................................... 5
How GPS and Cartography Work
6
What’s On the Side Imaging® Display
8
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display ............................................................ 10
Side Imaging® Technology: How It Works.............................................................. 12
Side Imaging®: For Best Performance .................................................................... 13
What’s On the Sonar Display
18
Understanding the Sonar Display .......................................................................... 20
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window .......................................................................... 21
Freeze Frame and Cursor ........................................................................................ 22
Bottom Presentation ................................................................................................ 23
Views
25
Side Imaging® View ................................................................................................ 28
Sonar/Side Combo View.......................................................................................... 30
Sonar View .............................................................................................................. 31
Sonar Zoom View ....................................................................................................32
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View .................................................................................. 33
Big Digits View ........................................................................................................ 34
Circular Flasher View .............................................................................................. 35
Snapshot and Recording View................................................................................ 36
Side Beam View (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer).................... 46
Bird's Eye View ........................................................................................................ 50
Chart View................................................................................................................ 51
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Chart/Sonar Combo View...................................................................................... 53
Chart/Side Combo View ........................................................................................ 54
Introduction to Navigation
58
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks.............................................................................. 59
Save, Edit or Delete a Waypoint .......................................................................... 60
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position...................................................................... 62
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid ................................................................ 64
Save, Edit or Delete a Route ................................................................................ 66
Save or Clear a Current Track................................................................................ 67
Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks ........................................................................ 67
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation ...................................................................... 68
Using Your 700 Series™ Control Head
70
Key Functions
71
POWER/LIGHT Key .............................................................................................. 71
VIEW Key .............................................................................................................. 71
INFO Key ................................................................................................................ 72
MENU Key ............................................................................................................ 72
4-WAY Cursor Control Key .................................................................................. 73
MARK Key .............................................................................................................. 74
GOTO Key................................................................................................................ 74
ZOOM (+/-) Key...................................................................................................... 75
VIEW PRESET Keys ................................................................................................ 75
EXIT Key ................................................................................................................ 76
Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot
77
Adding Maps to Your Fishing System ................................................................ 77
Updating Software ................................................................................................ 78
Exporting Navigation Data .................................................................................... 79
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Accessory Bus
80
Powering On the Unit
81
The Menu System
82
Start-Up Options Menu
83
Normal Operation .................................................................................................... 84
Simulator ................................................................................................................ 84
System Status ........................................................................................................ 86
Self Test .................................................................................................................... 86
Accessory Test.......................................................................................................... 87
GPS Diagnostic View .............................................................................................. 88
PC Connect (with PC Connect cable only) .................................................................... 88
X-Press™ Menu
89
Main Menu
90
Quick Tips for the Main Menu ............................................................................ 91
User Mode (Normal or Advanced) ................................................................................ 92
Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu (Side Imaging® views only)
94
SI Side ...................................................................................................................... 95
SI Sensitivity ............................................................................................................ 95
SI Enhance................................................................................................................ 96
SI Range .................................................................................................................. 97
Chart Speed.............................................................................................................. 98
SI Colors .................................................................................................................. 98
Sonar X-Press™ Menu (Sonar views only)
99
Sensitivity .............................................................................................................. 100
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Big Digits and Circular Flasher views only).... 101
Lower Range ........................................................................................................ 102
Chart Speed .......................................................................................................... 103
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Quad Layout (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer,
Side Beam View only) .......................................................................................... 103
Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom view only) ...................................................................... 104
Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom view only when Bottom Lock is On) .............................. 104
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) .............................................................. 105
Navigation X-Press™ Menu (Navigation views only)
106
Waypoint [Name] (Only with an active cursor on a waypoint) .................................. 107
Cursor To Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) .................................................... 108
Save Current Track .............................................................................................. 108
Clear Current Track .............................................................................................. 109
Save Current Route (only when Navigating) .......................................................... 109
Skip Next Waypoint (only when Navigating) .......................................................... 110
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 110
Cancel MOB Navigation (only when MOB Navigation is activated) .......................... 111
Remove Target (only if Target is Active) .................................................................. 111
Remove Grid (only if Grid is Active).......................................................................... 112
Sonar Window (Combo View only) ........................................................................ 112
Waypoint [Name] (Most recently-created waypoint) ................................................ 113
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View, optional-purchase MMC/SD card only)
114
Start Recording
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................... 115
Stop Recording (optional-purchase MMC/SD Card).................................................. 115
Delete Image
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................... 116
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................... 116
Delete Recording
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................... 117
Delete All Recordings
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................... 117
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Pings Per Second
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ...................... 118
Playback Speed (optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ...... 118
Stop Playback (optional-purchase MMC/SD Card) ...................................................... 119
Alarms Menu Tab
120
Depth Alarm .......................................................................................................... 121
Fish ID Alarm.......................................................................................................... 121
Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................ 122
Aux. Temp. Alarm (with optional-purchase temp. probe or Temp/Speed only) .............. 122
Temp. Alarm .......................................................................................................... 123
Off Course Alarm.................................................................................................... 124
Arrival Alarm .......................................................................................................... 124
Drift Alarm.............................................................................................................. 125
Alarm Tone ............................................................................................................ 125
Sonar Menu Tab
126
Beam Select .......................................................................................................... 127
Fish ID+™ .............................................................................................................. 128
Fish ID Sensitivity .................................................................................................. 129
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ........................................................................ 129
Bottom View .......................................................................................................... 130
Zoom Width............................................................................................................ 130
83 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced).................................................................................. 131
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced: with QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer) ........................ 132
Depth Lines (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 133
Surface Clutter (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 134
Noise Filter (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 135
Max Depth (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 135
Water Type (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 136
Transducer Select .................................................................................................. 136
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Navigation Menu Tab
137
Current Track........................................................................................................ 138
Saved Tracks ........................................................................................................ 138
Waypoints ............................................................................................................ 140
Routes .................................................................................................................. 142
Chart Orientation ................................................................................................ 144
North Reference .................................................................................................. 144
Waypoint Decluttering ........................................................................................ 144
Grid Rotation ........................................................................................................ 145
Trackpoint Interval .............................................................................................. 145
Track Min Distance (Advanced) ............................................................................ 146
Track Color Range................................................................................................ 146
Map Datum (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 147
Course Projection Line ........................................................................................ 147
Export All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................ 147
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................ 148
Continuous Navigation Mode ............................................................................ 148
GPS Receiver Override ........................................................................................ 149
Chart Menu Tab
150
Chart Detail Level ................................................................................................ 151
Map Borders ........................................................................................................ 152
Lat/Lon Grid.......................................................................................................... 153
Spot Soundings ....................................................................................................153
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View ................................................................................ 153
Shaded Depth ...................................................................................................... 154
Chart Select.......................................................................................................... 154
NVB Chart Preference ........................................................................................ 154
Set Simulation Position (Advanced) ...................................................................... 155
Set Map Offset (Advanced) .................................................................................. 156
Clear Map Offset (Advanced) ................................................................................ 156
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Setup Menu Tab
157
Units - Depth.......................................................................................................... 158
Units - Temp (International only) .............................................................................. 158
Units - Distance...................................................................................................... 158
Units - Speed.......................................................................................................... 159
User Mode ............................................................................................................ 159
Language (International only) .................................................................................... 159
Triplog Reset .......................................................................................................... 160
Restore Defaults .................................................................................................... 160
Select Readouts (Advanced, Sonar view only) .......................................................... 161
Depth Offset (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 162
Aux. Temp. Offset (Advanced).................................................................................. 163
Temp. Offset (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 163
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)................................................ 164
Local Time Zone (Advanced) .................................................................................... 164
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced) ............................................................................ 165
Position Format (Advanced) .................................................................................... 165
Time Format (Advanced, International only)................................................................ 166
Date Format (Advanced, International only) ................................................................ 166
Digits Format (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 167
NMEA Output (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 167
Sonar ...................................................................................................................... 168
Views Menu Tab
169
Accessories Menu Tab
170
Using Screen Snapshot ........................................................................................ 171
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Troubleshooting
174
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up...................................................................... 174
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached ................ 174
Display Problems ................................................................................................ 175
Finding the Cause of Noise ................................................................................ 176
700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
177
Specifications
179
Glossary
180
Contact Humminbird®
198
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International Only) are only
available on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized international
distributors. To obtain a list of authorized international distributors, please visit our
web site at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
(334) 687-6613.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with PC Connect Cable only) or
(with Temp/Speed only) require the purchase of separate accessories. You can visit
our web site at www.humminbird.com to order these accessories online or contact
our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and
some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been
made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order to
understand the full capabilities of your model.
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How Sonar Works
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 700 Series™ Fishing System
uses sonar to locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as
well as depth directly below the transducer.
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System sends a sound wave signal and determines
distance by measuring the time between the transmission of the sound wave
and when the sound wave is reflected off of an object; it then uses the reflected
signal to interpret location, size, and composition of an object.
Sonar is very fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of
240 ft (70 m) and back again in less than 1/4 of a second. It is unlikely that your
boat can “outrun“ this sonar signal.
SONAR is an acronym for SOund and
NAvigation Ranging. Sonar utilizes precision
sound pulses or “pings“ which are emitted
into the water in a teardrop-shaped beam.
The sound pulses “echo“ back from objects
in the water such as the bottom, fish, and
other submerged objects. The returned
echoes are displayed on the LCD screen.
Each time a new echo is received, the old
echoes are moved across the LCD, creating a
scrolling effect.
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How Sonar Works
When all the echoes are viewed side by side, an
easy to interpret “graph“ of the bottom, fish, and
structure appears.
The sound pulses are transmitted at various
frequencies depending on the application. Very
high frequencies (455 kHz) are used for greatest
definition but the operating depth is limited. High
frequencies (200 kHz) are commonly used on
consumer sonar and provide a good balance
between depth performance and resolution. Low
frequencies (83 kHz) are typically used to achieve
greater depth capability.
The power output is the amount of energy
generated by the sonar transmitter. It is commonly
measured using two methods:
• Root Mean Square (RMS) measures power
output over the entire transmit cycle.
• Peak to Peak measures power output at the
highest points.
The benefits of increased power output are the
ability to detect smaller targets at greater
distances, ability to overcome noise, better high
speed performance and enhanced depth capability.
How Sonar Works
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Side Imaging® Sonar
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System uses
Side Imaging® sonar to provide a wide
yet precise survey of a large area of
water, including detailed bottom
topography and fish-attracting structure
orientation. The Side Imaging®
transducer returns are processed into
an image similar to an aerial
photograph. Typically, the Side
Imaging® sonar searches an area that
is 240 feet wide to each side, 480 feet
total side coverage, with a depth
limitation of 150 feet. See What’s on
the Side Imaging® Display for more
information.
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System uses a 200/83
kHz DualBeam PLUS™ sonar system with a wide
(60°) area of coverage. DualBeam PLUS™ sonar
has a narrowly focused 20° center beam,
surrounded by a second beam of 60°, expanding
your coverage to an area equal to your depth.
In 20 feet of water, the wider beam covers an
area 20 feet wide. DualBeam PLUS™ sonar
returns can be blended together, viewed
separately, or compared side-by-side. DualBeam
PLUS™ is ideal for a wide range of conditions from shallow to very deep water in both fresh
and salt water. Depth capability is affected by
such factors as boat speed, wave action, bottom
hardness, water conditions, and transducer
installation.
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How Sonar Works
QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer)
35°
60°
455 kHz
20°
200 kHz
35°
455 kHz
83 kHz
90° Total Coverage
Bottom Coverage = 2 x Depth
How Sonar Works
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System also
supports QuadraBeam PLUS™ sonar with
the purchase of an additional QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer. QuadraBeam PLUS™
sonar provides an extremely wide 90° area
of coverage. QuadraBeam PLUS™ starts
with two fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side
Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish,
bait, and structure to the left and right of
the boat over an area of the bottom that’s
always equal to twice your depth. For a
detailed view below the boat, QuadraBeam
PLUS™ uses DualBeam PLUS™ technology,
with precision 20° and wide 60° beams.
QuadraBeam PLUS™ finds more fish faster
and can even tell you where to put your bait
by showing if fish are to the left, right, or
directly beneath your boat.
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Universal Sonar 2
(compatible w/ optional-purchase Minnkota trolling motors)
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-of-theart, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the lower unit of
Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is concealed inside
the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of harm’s way, with
no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features new temperature
sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™ technology (available with
all Humminbird® DualBeam PLUS™ models). An expanded view and greater
bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of the water below, along
with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.
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How Sonar Works
How GPS and Cartography Work
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System also supports GPS and chartplotting. It uses
GPS and sonar to determine your position, display it on a grid, and provide
detailed underwater information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a
satellite navigation system designed and maintained by the U.S. Department of
Defense. GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may
also take advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within
+/- 4.5 meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the time, the
GPS receiver will read a location within 4.5 meters of your actual position. Your
GPS Receiver also uses information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation
System), EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and
MSAS (the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are
available in your area.
GPS uses a constellation of over 24 satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. Your
present position is determined by receiving signals
from up to 16 satellites and measuring the
distance from the satellites.
All satellites broadcast a uniquely coded signal
once per second at exactly the same time. The GPS
receiver on your boat receives signals from
satellites that are visible to it. Based on time
differences between each received signal, the GPS receiver determines its
distance to each satellite. With distances known, the GPS receiver
mathematically triangulates its own position. With once per second updates,
the GPS receiver then calculates its velocity and bearing.
How GPS and Cartography Work
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The GPS Receiver included with your 700 Series™ Fishing System allows you
to combine easy-to-use FishingGPS® chartplotter and navigation capabilities
with advanced fishfinding.
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 700 Series™
Fishing System when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks, waypoints, and routes
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next.
Your 700 Series™ supports Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and HotMaps™
Premium on MMC or SD card media. You can insert optional-purchase cards in
the (MMC)/SD slots on your control head to access additional detailed maps.
See Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot for more information.
NOTE: Your 700 Series™ supports Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™, and HotMaps™
Premium. Your 700 Series™ does not support Navionics® Classic Charts or Platinum™
Cartography.
Your unit also comes with a built-in UniMap™ with a more detailed map of
North America (Domestic models) or a more detailed map of Europe and
Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand (International models).
Your 700 Series™ uses the GPS Receiver to determine the position of the boat
automatically, and it uses the zoom level settings on a particular view to select
the best chart to display. See Chart View: Viewing Cartography for more
information.
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How GPS and Cartography Work
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Side Imaging® displays a number of easily recognizable features that allow for
bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return. For example,
their relative density. Upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar
a number of easily recognizable features on the Side Imaging® display that
following items:
Top of the Display - Information from
the side beams are displayed at the top
of the screen. As new information is
received, the historical data scrolls down
the screen. For the most current
information, watch the top of the screen.
Freeze Frame & Zoom - Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor to
an area on the screen, and press the
ZOOM+ key to see the sonar returns in
greater detail.
Clouded Area - may indicate a bait ball
and White Streaks may indicate fish.
Bottom Return - hard bottom
Topography Changes - The light part
of the screen shows where the beam is
hitting hard bottom or rising terrain. The
dark part of the screen indicates soft
bottom (sand, mud) or descending
terrain.
Depth - water depth; can be set to alarm
when the water becomes too shallow.
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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accurate interpretation of bottom contour and structure. For Side Imaging®, the
rock and gravel provide a clearer sonar return than mud and sand because of
better than downward slopes that face away from the transducer. You can find
allow for accurate interpretation of bottom contour and structure, including the
Side Imaging® Range - Images shown
on the right side of the screen are
located on the right side of your boat,
and images shown on the left side of
the screen are located on the left side
of your boat. In this picture, the sonar is
pinging 150 feet on each side.
The water column shows the relative
depth of the water under the boat at a
given time. Variations in the width of
the water column show variations in
the distance to the bottom as the boat
passes over.
Shadows result from a lack of reflected
sonar from a particular area, and can be
more valuable for interpretation than
the sonar reflected by the object itself.
Use shadows to help you see the image
in 3 dimensions, oriented in space. You
can gain insight into the actual shape of
an object, or the depth to which it has
sunk into the bottom, through shadows
on the display. Objects standing on the
bottom cast a sonar shadow. The longer
the shadow, the taller the object. Fish
also cast shadows. You can use the
shadow to interpret how close the fish is
to the bottom.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display
It is important to understand how Side Imaging® technology produces the
display. The images you see on the display are produced using sonar
technology. The special transducer projects three distinct beams – one beam
facing down and two beams pointing out to the side. The “down beam” is
aimed directly below the boat and provides conical coverage. The “side beams”
are aimed at right angles to the path of the boat. The side beam coverage is
very thin from front to back, yet very wide top to bottom.
Side Beams extend to
the right and left of
the transducer. The
side beams are very
thin front to back,
yet very wide top
to bottom.
Down Beam - a cone
shaped beam that
pings directly below
the boat
NOTE: Drawing shown for illustration purposes only and may not meet technical specifications.
The narrow aspect (front to back) of the beam illuminates a small strip of the
bottom perpendicular to the direction of the boat. Each time the unit “pings,”
a strip of data representing all the echoes received by the transducer are put
together on the display to form the image that you see.
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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The rows closest to the boat icon at the top of the view are the most recent
sonar data. The information is scrolled down the screen as new data, drawn at
the top of the screen, becomes available.
For Best Side Imaging® Performance
• Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph
• Straight line navigation
• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
See Side Imaging Tips for more information.
The side beams operate at a frequency of 455 kHz. It is important to understand
that when the boat turns, the strips to one side will begin to overlap and the
strips on the other side will fan out, providing some distortion to the image.
Side beams look out 240 feet to each side, with a total side coverage of 480 feet,
with a depth limitation of 150 feet, depending on the contour of the bottom.
Your Side Imaging® transducer also provides traditional sonar imaging at
200/83 kHz. Total coverage under the boat is 180°.
455 kHz provides maximum coverage with 180° total beam width
See www.humminbird.com and www.sideimaging.com for a side imaging sonar
tutorial and additional information.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Side Imaging® Technology: How It Works
Side Imaging® sonar uses two very precise sonar beams that are directed to
either side of the boat and “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish,
and display results in a “picture-like” image.
• Side beams are extremely narrow from front to back, and provide “thin
slices” of the bottom for high resolution imaging.
• Side beams look out to a range of 240 feet to each side, with a total side
coverage of 480 feet, with a depth limitation of 150 feet.
The main benefit of Side Imaging® sonar to anglers is that it provides an overall
survey of a large area of water. This gives you a better understanding of the
bottom topography and how structure is oriented for more efficient fishing.
Saltwater anglers pick up precise details of popular fishing structure like
wrecks, reefs, humps and drop-offs, as well as being able to spot bait balls in
open water. Freshwater anglers can see fish-attracting structure such as
timber, stumps, rocks, and creek beds.
Side Imaging Representation
Water View
Side Imaging Display View
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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Side Imaging®: For Best Performance
Use the following Side Imaging® tips and examples to help you interpret the
Side Imaging® display.
For Best Side Imaging® Performance
• Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph
• Straight line navigation
• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
Imaging Tips
Boat speed: Side Imaging® is best performed at boat speeds between 2 to 6
mph. If the boat is stationary, the same information is displayed over and over.
If the boat is moving very quickly, there will be gaps between the strips of
information. The best boat speed to use will depend on the side range selected.
Slower speeds are good for longer ranges, while faster speeds can be used at
shorter ranges.
Boat navigation: It is important to understand that when the boat turns,
successive beam strips to one side will begin to overlap and the strips on the
other side will fan out, providing some distortion to the image. Because of this,
the best imaging performance is produced by straight line navigation and
minimal side-to-side boat motion (i.e. wave induced, etc.) This applies to
navigation by either the main engine or the trolling motor. Minimize turning
time and avoid wave action that induces large side-to-side rocking of the boat.
For example, if there is a lot of wave activity, try to move the boat so that it is
perpendicular to the waves instead of parallel with the waves in order to
minimize the side-to-side rocking of the boat.
Beam Coverage: When there is an area directly under the boat that does not
have SI beam coverage, this area will be covered by the standard 200/83 kHz
down-looking beam and displayed in the Sonar views. The net effect of this, on
the display, is that a single object may appear as two separate entities, when
in reality, it is one continuous object. See Submerged Bridge: A Closer
Perspective and the Submerged Bridge: Alternative Perspective illustrations
for examples of this.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Creek Channel and New Bridge Piling
Creek Channel
New bridge
pilings
Submerged Ravine with Timber
Submerged
Ravine
Submerged
Timber
Possible
Drop Off
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Submerged
Tree
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Submerged Bridge: A Closer Perspective
Submerged
Bridge
Submerged Bridge: Alternative Perspective
Submerged Bridge When there is an
area directly under
the boat that does
not have side imaging
coverage, a single
object may appear as
two separate objects
on the display.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Submerged Standing and Fallen Timber, Plus Bait Fish
Bait Fish
Standing and
Fallen Timber
Submerged Swimming Pool
Swimming
pool
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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Submerged Barge with Dumped Logs
Submerged
barge
Dumped logs
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
What’s On the Sonar Display
The 700 Series™ Fishing System can display a variety of useful information about
Depth - water depth; can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - water surface temperature.
Timer - Elapsed time with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Distance - Distance traveled with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Average Speed - Average speed reading with
Temp/Speed Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Speed - if a Temp/Speed accessory or GPS
Receiver is attached, the Fishing System can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
Second Sonar Return - when the sonar signal
bounces between the bottom and the surface of the
water and back again. Use the appearance of the
second return to determine bottom hardness. Hard
bottoms will show a strong second return, while soft
bottoms will show a very weak one or none at all.
Cursor Dialog Box - indicates cursor depth on
the display and the depth of the bottom directly
below the cursor. The Latitude and Longitude of
the cursor position, the distance to travel to the
cursor position and the bearing to the cursor
position is shown with a GPS receiver. A
waypoint can be marked at the cursor position
for later retrieval and use with a GPS receiver.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either device
information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
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the area under and adjacent to your boat, including the following items:
High Sonar Intensity Return
Thermoclines - layers of water with different
temperatures that appear at different depths
and different times of the year. A thermocline
typically appears as a continuous band of
many colors moving across the display at the
same depth.
Bait Ball
Fish - the Fishing System displays fish as
arches and/or fish icons, and can be set to
alarm when a fish of a certain size is
detected. When a target is detected, a Fish
ID+™ symbol appears on the display with
the depth displayed above it. The size of the
symbol indicates the intensity of the sonar
return. The unit will clearly show schools of
Bait Fish as "clouds" of different shapes and
sizes, depending on the number of fish and
boat speed.
Cursor - available in Freeze Frame and can
be positioned in the Sonar View to provide
depth of a sonar return and bottom depth below
the cursor.
RTS (Real Time Sonar) Window™
Structure - where fish may be hiding.
Low Sonar Intensity Return
is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System. If both devices are connected, then only the
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Understanding the Sonar Display
The returned sonar echoes are displayed
on the screen. As a new echo is received,
the historical data scrolls across the screen.
What’s on the Sonar Display
It is important to understand the significance of
the display. The display does not show a literal 3dimensional representation of what is under the
water. Each vertical band of data received by the
control head and plotted on the display represents
something that was detected by a sonar return at
a particular time. As both the boat and the targets
(fish) may be moving, the returns are only showing
a particular segment of time when objects were
detected, not exactly where those objects are in
relation to other objects shown on the display.
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Real Time Sonar (RTS™)) Window
A Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window appears on the right side of the display in
the Sonar View only. The RTS Window™ updates at the fastest rate possible for
depth conditions and shows only the returns from the bottom, structure, and
fish that are within the transducer beam. The RTS Window™ plots the depth
and intensity of a sonar return (see Sonar Menu Tab: RTS Window™).
The Narrow RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of colors. Red
indicates a strong return and
blue indicates a weak return.
The depth of the sonar return
is indicated by the vertical
placement of the return on the
display depth scale.
The Wide RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of a bar
graph. The length of the
plotted return indicates
whether the return is weak or
strong. The depth of the sonar
return is indicated by the
vertical placement of the
return on the display depth
scale. The Wide RTS
Window™ does not use
grayscale.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame & Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key,
and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the sonar
return will be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor information box.
Instant Image Update - You can change a variety of sonar menu settings (such
as Sensitivity or Upper Range), and the adjustments will be shown instantly on
the screen. When combined with the Freeze frame feature, you can adjust and
see the effects of many different sonar settings quickly and easily.
The RTS Window™ continues to update in Freeze Frame. Pressing EXIT will exit
Freeze Frame, and the display will start to scroll. Freeze Frame is available in the
Sonar, Sonar Zoom, and 200/83 kHz Split Sonar Views.
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Bottom Presentation
As the boat moves, the unit charts the changes in depth on the display to create
a profile of the Bottom Contour. The type of bottom can be determined from
the return charted on the display. A Hard Bottom such as compacted sediment
or flat rock appears as a thinner line across the display. A Soft Bottom such as
mud or sand appears as a thicker line across the display. Rocky Bottoms have
a broken, random appearance.
Bottom Contour Profile with RTS Window™
Hard Bottom
Soft Bottom
Rocky Bottom
The sonar returns from the bottom, structure, and fish can be represented as
either WhiteLine™ or Structure ID®. See Sonar Menu Tab: Bottom View for
details on how to set the bottom view.
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Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
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Views
The sonar and navigation information from your Fishing System are displayed
on your screen in a variety of easy-to-read views. There are many views
available on your Fishing System. When you press the VIEW key, the display
cycles through the available views on your screen. When you press the EXIT
key, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order.
When you first power up the control head, Side Imaging® View will be the
default view. You can display and hide any view to suit your fishing preferences.
Chart/Side
Combo View
Side Imaging
View
Sonar/Side
Combo View
Sonar
View
Chart/Sonar
Combo View
Chart
View
Sonar Zoom
View
Bird’s Eye
View
Split Sonar
View
GPS
Diagnostic
View
Big Digits
View
Accessory
Test View
Self Test
View
Circular Flasher
View
Side Beam
View
Snapshot and
Recording View
(optional
QuadraBeam
required)
NOTE: When you change any menu settings that affect the sonar, the view will update
immediately. You don't have to exit the menu to apply the change to the screen.
NOTE: Side Beam View requires the purchase of the QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer.
You can visit our web site at www.humminbird.com to order this accessory online or
contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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To customize your views rotation:
You can choose which views are hidden or visible in your view rotation.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a View.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the status of the view
from Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
To program each PRESET key:
Another way to access your favorite views quickly is to store them on the View
PRESET keys. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through every view to find
the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys to display a specific
view immediately.
1. Press the VIEW key to cycle to the view you want to store.
2. Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A
chime will indicate that the view has been saved. You can store up to
three views, one on each key.
To change the Digital Readouts:
Each view displays digital readout information (such as speed or time), which
varies with the view selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you
are navigating. The digital readouts on the Sonar View can be customized.
See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts for more information.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN key to highlight Select Readouts, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to access the Select Readouts submenu.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts option does not appear under the Setup tab, change the
User Mode to Advanced.
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3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a Readout position, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to choose what will be displayed in
that position. (Course, Navigation, Off, Position, Speed, Temperature,
Time+Date, Triplog, Voltage, Time, Aux Temp.)
The available views are shown here and described on the following pages.
Sonar views:
Navigation views:
Side Imaging View
Bird’s Eye View
Sonar/Side Combo View
Chart View
Sonar View
Chart/Sonar Combo View
Sonar Zoom View
Chart/Side Combo View
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View
Big Digits View
Circular Flasher View
Snapshot and Recording View
Side Beam View
(with optional-purchase
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Self Test View
(see Start-Up Options Menu)
Accessory Test View
(see Start-Up Options Menu)
GPS Diagnostic View
(see Start-Up Options Menu)
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Side Imaging® View
Side Imaging® View shows a shadowed right- and left-looking view from the
boat as the boat passes over the bottom. See Side Imaging®: For Best
Performance for more information about interpreting the Side Imaging® View.
In this view, press the MENU key once to acccess the Side Imaging X-Press™
Menu. You can set a side of the water to view, the sensitivity of the sonar to
see more or less detail, the side beam range, the chart scrolling speed, and the
display color scheme. See Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu, as well as
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display for more information.
Side Imaging View
Water Column
Shadows
Topography
Changes
Bottom Return
Depth
Water Surface
Temperature
Speed
Freeze Frame - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and the SI View
will freeze and a cursor will appear on the screen. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and observe the following:
• The depth of the sonar return you choose will be displayed at the bottom
of the screen in the cursor information box.
• Zoom+: Press the ZOOM+ key, and a zoom box will appear and magnify
the area you choose, providing more detail in the individual sonar
returns. The zoom scale will increase or decrease as you press + or repeatedly. Press EXIT to remove the zoom box and return to Side
Imaging® View.
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Side Imaging View with Active Cursor
Active Cursor
Depth
Distance to
the Cursor
and Bearing
to Cursor
Distance of
Cursor from
Centerline
Side Imaging View with Active SI Zoom
SI Zoom Level
Magnification
Sights
Magnification
Box
Depth
Distance to
the Cursor
and Bearing
to Cursor
Distance of
Cursor from
Centerline
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Sonar/Side Combo View
Sonar/Side Combo View shows regular sonar information and Side Imaging®
sonar information in a combination split screen. You can perform some of the
functions for either of these views. See Sonar X-Press™ Menu and Side
Imaging X-Press™ Menu for more information.
NOTE: See Side Imaging® View and Sonar View for more information about
each side of this view.
Sonar/Side Combo View
Sonar Window
Side Imaging
Window
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Sonar View
Sonar View presents a historical log of sonar returns. The most recent sonar
returns are charted on the right side of the window. As new information is
received, the historical information scrolls left across the display.
• Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the distance from the
surface of the water to a depth range sufficient to show the bottom.
• Depth is automatically selected to keep the bottom visible on the display,
although you can adjust it manually as well (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu).
• Digital Readouts shown on the display will change based on the Select
Readouts settings or the optional-purchase accessories attached (see
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
• Freeze Frame - Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display
and move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will
be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor information box.
Sonar View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Temperature
Triplog
Cursor
Sonar History
Window
RTS Window™
Cursor
Dialog Box
Lower Depth
Range
NOTE: If the Depth number is flashing, it means that the unit is having trouble locating
the bottom. This usually happens if the water is too deep, the transducer is out of the
water, the boat is moving too fast, or for any other reason that the unit can’t accurately
receive continuous data.
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Sonar Zoom View
Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. The
Sonar Zoom View makes it easier to see separate sonar returns that would
usually be displayed close together, such as those caused by fish suspended
close to the bottom or within structure.
• The Zoom Level, or magnification, is displayed in the lower left corner of
the display. Press the + or - ZOOM keys to increase or decrease the
zoom level.
• The Zoomed View is displayed on the left side of the screen. As the
depth changes, the zoomed view updates automatically.
• The Full Range View is displayed on the right side of the screen. The Full
Range View includes the Zoom Preview Box, which shows where the
zoomed view is in relation to the full range view.
• The Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the high and low
range of the water which is being viewed.
Sonar Zoom View
Upper Depth Range,
Full Range View
Depth
Upper Depth Range,
Zoom View
Zoomed View
Full Range View
Zoom Preview Box
Lower Depth Range,
Zoom View
Lower Depth Range,
Full Range View
Zoom Level
Digital depth is displayed in the upper left hand corner. The
digital readouts in the Sonar Zoom View cannot be
customized; therefore, information such as water temperature
and voltage are unavailable in the Sonar Zoom View.
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200/83 kHz Split Sonar View
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam on the
left side of the screen and displays sonar returns from the 200 kHz narrow
beam on the right side of the screen. Depth is displayed in the upper left hand
corner. You can use the Split Sonar View to make side by side comparisons
between the sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam and the 200 kHz
narrow beam.
The digital readouts in the Split Sonar View cannot be customized; therefore,
information such as water temperature and voltage are unavailable in the Split
Sonar View.
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
83 kHz
Sonar
History
Window
Lower Depth
Range
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Big Digits View
Big Digits View provides digital data in a large, easy-to-see format. Depth is
always displayed. Readouts for temperature, speed, and Triplog information are
displayed automatically if the appropriate accessory is connected to the
system. The Triplog shows distance traveled, average speed, and time elapsed
since the Triplog was last reset. The digital readouts in the Big Digits View
cannot be customized.
Big Digits View
Timer shows the
time elapsed since Triplog
was last reset
Depth
Distance is the distance
traveled since the Triplog
was last reset
Temperature
Voltage displays
the battery voltage
Speed
Views
Average Speed shows the
speed since the Triplog
was last reset
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Circular Flasher View
Circular Flasher View displays Real Time Sonar (RTS™) data in the traditional
flasher format. Depth and temperature are always displayed. The digital
readouts in the Circular Flasher View cannot be customized.
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Snapshot and Recording View
Snapshot and Recording View shows the screen snapshots and recordings
that you have saved on the MMC/SD card (optional-purchase). Use this view to
access your saved screen snapshots and recordings by selecting the thumbnail
or icon for each file.
Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to scroll through the snapshot thumbnails
and recording icons in this view. The selected thumbnail or icon will be
highlighted with red arrows. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open a file.
In addition, press the MENU key once while in this view, and the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu will appear with the following options:
• Start Recording
• Stop Recording
• Delete Image
• Delete All Images
• Delete Recording
• Delete All Recordings
• Pings Per Second
• Playback Speed
• Stop Playback
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the Screen
Snapshot and Recording features to work. Also, the speed of the screen capture or
of the recording depends on the type of card you use. In general, SD cards capture
the screen faster than MMC cards.
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Snapshot and Recording View
Arrows indicate the thumbnail or icon selected.
Information Box
Recording icon
Amount of
recording left
to play
Recording
mode icons
Unavailable icon
Amount of
recording that has
been played
Snapshot
thumbnail
Amount of space
used for this
recording
NOTE: For snapshots and recordings, the indicator bar has several states. During
recording, the amount of space remaining on the MMC/SD card is indicated on the
status bar.
NOTE: During playback, the amount of time/memory remaining to play is indicated
on the status bar. When a snapshot thumbnail is highlighted, the amount of room
remaining on the MMC/SD card is indicated.
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Screen Snapshots
The Screen Snapshot feature takes a picture of your screen and saves the
screen snapshot to the MMC/SD card (optional-purchase) installed in your unit.
The screen snapshot will include the menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and
messages that were active when the screen snapshot was taken.
Working with screen snapshots is a four-step process:
1. Activating Screen Snapshot from the Accessories tab.
2. Making a Screen Snapshot using the MARK key.
3. Viewing a Screen Snapshot using the Snapshot and Recording View.
4. Deleting a Screen Snapshot using the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
To activate Screen Snapshot:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, and the press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Accessories tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight Screen Snapshot.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn Screen Snapshot On or Off
(Off, On, Default = Off).
To make a screen snapshot (Screen Snapshot must be activated):
1. Make sure you have installed an optional-purchase MMC/SD card into
the card slot.
2. From any view you want to capture, press the MARK key.
• When you start a screen capture, a message will appear to indicate
that a waypoint has been created at the cursor location on the
screen, and the screen will freeze while the snapshot is being
saved to the MMC/SD.
• A status dialog box will appear that shows the file number assigned
to the screen capture (.PNG) as well as the progress of the save as a
percentage. Screen Snapshot file names start with an “S.”
• A waypoint created by a screen snapshot shares the same file
name and has a screen snapshot icon.
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NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen
Snapshot is enabled, but there is not a GPS receiver connected, pressing the MARK key
will capture the screen image but an error will display that says a GPS position fix is
required to create a waypoint.
To view saved screen snapshots from the Snapshot and Recording View:
1. Make sure that the optional-purchase MMC/SD card used to capture
the screen is installed in the card slot.
2. Press the VIEW key until you see the Snapshot and Recording View.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available
screen snapshot thumbnails and recording icons. The selected
thumbnail or icon will be highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT
Cursor key to view the full image.
• When you highlight a screen snapshot thumbnail, the amount of
space remaining on the MMC/SD card will be displayed in the
information box.
• A red border around the full screen indicates that the view is a
saved screen capture, not a “live” view.
• Press the DOWN Cursor key to view the next screen snapshot.
• Press the LEFT Cursor key to return to the Snapshot and Recording
View file list.
To view saved screen snapshots from a Chart View:
Waypoints created with a screen snapshot are displayed in Chart View as a
screen snapshot icon.
1. Make sure that the optional-purchase MMC/SD card used to capture
the screen is installed in the card slot.
2. Press the VIEW key until you see a Chart View.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active cursor onto a
screen snapshot icon. When the cursor snaps onto the screen snapshot
icon, a thumbnail preview of the snapshot will be displayed on the
screen.
4. Press the INFO key to access the Waypoints Info Submenu.
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5. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight View Snapshot, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to view the screen snapshot on the full screen.
• A red border around the full screen indicates that the view is a
saved screen capture, not a “live” view.
• Press the EXIT key to return to the Chart View.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed to store or view
screen snapshot thumbnails. If you press the INFO key while the cursor is on a snapshot
waypoint, and the MMC/SD card is missing, the chart information box will be displayed
instead of the screen snapshot.
NOTE: You may view data files associated with each screen snapshot
by removing the MMC/SD card from your unit and installing it in
your optional-purchase MMC/SD card reader connected to a PC. See
www.humminbird.com for details.
You will notice that a .DAT (or a .TXT) file is created for every .PNG screen
capture. This data file includes the thumbnail view, and is required for viewing
the screen snapshot from your unit, so don’t delete these files.
To delete saved screen snapshots:
You can delete the highlighted image, or all captured images, using the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys to highlight the screen snapshot you want to delete.
2. Press the MENU key once to access the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor key to select Delete Image, and then
press the RIGHT Cursor key to complete your selection. The Confirm
dialog box will appear. To confirm deletion, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel deletion, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: To delete ALL of your saved screen snapshots, select Delete All Images from the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm
the deletion.
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Recording and Playback
The Recording and Playback feature records active sonar information, and the
recording is saved to the MMC/SD card (optional-purchase) installed in your
unit. When the recording is played back, the views that were active during the
recording are available in Playback.
Working with sonar recordings is a five-step process:
1. Displaying the Snapshot and Recording View.
2. Starting and adjusting a sonar recording using the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
3. Stopping a recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
4. Playing back a recording, using the Snapshot and Recording View and
the 4-Way Cursor Control key, and changing the playback speed using
the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
5. Deleting a recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
For more information, see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
To turn Screen Snapshot and Recording on or off:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, and the press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Accessories tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight Screen Snapshot.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn Screen Snapshot On or Off.
(Off, On, Default = Off)
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To start recording and adjust detail level (Screen Snapshot must be enabled):
1. Make sure you have installed an optional-purchase MMC/SD card into
the card slot.
2. Press the VIEW key until you see the Snapshot and Recording View.
3. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the MENU key once to
access the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor key to highlight Start Recording, and
then press the RIGHT Cursor key to start recording. Consider the
following:
• When you start a recording, a message will appear to indicate that
a waypoint has been created at the cursor location on the screen.
A waypoint created by a recording shares the same file name and
has a recording icon.
• An information box will show the file number assigned to the
recording (.SON) that is being created. Recording file names start
with an “R.”
• The slider bar at the bottom of the screen will show the progress
of the recording as well as how much space is remaining on the
MMC/SD card.
• While you are recording, press the EXIT key to exit the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu and move to a different view.
Recording will continue even if you leave the Snapshot and
Recording View.
• Pings Per Second: Auto is the default setting for Pings Per Second
and automatically adjusts the ping rate for best recording quality.
If there is limited memory on your MMC/SD card, you can slow the
ping rate by setting the ping per second manually, but the
recording will capture less sonar detail. For maximum
performance, keep the Pings Per Second setting on Auto.
NOTE: Viewing screen shots and playing back a recording are not available while you
are in recording mode.
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To stop recording:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to access the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to select Stop Recording.
Recording Slider Bar
Name of recording
Time and Date
recording was started
Position where
recording was started
Current Ping Rate
Average Ping Rate
Amount of space
remaining on card
Recording
Indicator
Amount of
space and time
used by
this recording
Total amount of
space on card
To view and play saved recordings:
1. Make sure that the optional-purchase MMC/SD card used to save the
recording is installed in the card slot.
2. Press the VIEW key until you see the Snapshot and Recording View.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available
recording icons and screen snapshot thumbnails.
• The selected recording icon will be highlighted with red arrows
and a green Play triangle will appear to its right.
• When you highlight a recording icon, the information box on the
right side of the screen will show the file name, the date of the
recording, and the amount of space remaining on the MMC/SD
card.
4. Highlight the recording icon, and then press the RIGHT Cursor key to
watch the recording.
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• When playback begins, the view is automatically switched to the
primary Sonar View for your model and no live sonar data will be
displayed. During playback, all active navigation is cancelled, and
all other thumbnails and icons will disappear.
• A “Playback“ message box will flash periodically onto the screen
which indicates that the view is a saved recording, not a “live”
view.
• Playback is paused automatically at the end of the recording.
• Stop Playback: Press the MENU key once, and the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu will appear. Highlight Stop Playback,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
• Playback Options: While in Playback mode, press the MENU key
once to access the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu, and
you can adjust the recorded sonar data’s Sensitivity, Upper Range,
Lower Range, and Chart Speed. See Snapshot and Recording XPress™ Menu for more information.
The following features can also be used during playback:
Playback Speed: Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight
Playback Speed on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™
Menu. Then, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to change the
playback speed, skip to the beginning or end of playback,
reverse playback, or pause. Press the EXIT key to resume
watching playback.
Freeze Frame: Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pause
playback and move the active cursor to a location on the sonar
view. The Cursor dialog box will show the depth and information
for the location you choose.
NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during
Rewind. This may reduce the quality of the sonar image, since at higher speeds, not
every sonar return can be processed and displayed.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active
navigation is cancelled when playback begins or ends.
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Recording Playback
Name of recording
Time and Date
recording started
Position where
recording started
Current Ping Rate
Average Ping Rate
Amount of time
remaining to play
Playback speed icons
Amount of time
remaining to play
Amount of Time
Already Played
Overall length of
recording
To delete saved recordings:
You can delete the highlighted recording, or all saved recordings, using the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys to highlight the recording you want to delete.
2. Press the MENU key once to access the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor key to select Delete Recording, and then
press the RIGHT Cursor key to complete your selection. The Confirm
dialog box will appear. To confirm deletion, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel deletion, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: To delete ALL of your saved recordings, select Delete All Recordings from the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm
the deletion.
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Side Beam View
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Side Beam View is only available if you have connected an optional-purchase
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer accessory and set Transducer Select to
QuadraBeam (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: The QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer requires a separate purchase.
Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and right 455 kHz beams and
the 200 kHz down-looking beam in one view.
• The sonar information from the side-looking beams reveals bottom
contour, structure, and fish similar to the down-looking beam, but the
area covered is to the left and right, which gives you a wider view of the
bottom.
• The Side Beam View can be arranged in any of the following layouts:
Default, Classic, and Slanted.
To adjust the Quad Layout Setting for the Side Beam View:
1. From the Side Beam View, press the MENU key once to access the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight Quad Layout.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Quad Layout setting
for the Side Beam View. (Default, Classic, Slanted, Default = Default)
The distance covered by the right and left side-looking beams is controlled by the
Depth Range setting for the down-looking beam, up to a maximum of 160 feet (see
Sonar Menu Tab: Depth Range).
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Default layout: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in the
down beam panel scrolls from right to left. The bottom portion of the display
presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and leftlooking sonar beams. New information in the side beam panels scrolls from the
center out.
Side Beam View, Default Layout
Depth
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Temperature
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Classic layout: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in the
down beam panel scrolls from right to left. The bottom portion of the display
presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and left-looking
sonar beams. New information appears at the top, and scrolls down the display.
Side Beam View, Classic Layout
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Depth
Temperature
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Slanted layout: This layout presents the two 455 kHz side sonar beams and the
200 kHz down-looking sonar beam as three panels of historical data. This layout
is presented as three slanted panels. New information appears on the right and
scrolls to the left.
Side Beam View, Slanted Layout
Depth
Speed
Left Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
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Right Side
455 kHz Sonar
History Window
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Bird’s Eye View
Bird's Eye View shows a 3D perspective view of the track and the chart’s land
contour from a point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns,
the eye point moves to follow the boat.
When you press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key in the Bird’s Eye View, the position
of the eye point will shift. This allows you to move and turn the eye point so that
you can look off to the sides, or even behind the boat. Pressing the RIGHT or LEFT
arrow keys on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key turns the eye point right or left,
while pressing the UP arrow key moves the eye point forward, and pressing the
DOWN arrow key moves the eye point backward.
Pressing the EXIT key moves the eye point back to its original position behind
and above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Depth
Land Contour
Boat Icon
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Speed of Boat
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Boat
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Chart View
Chart View shows cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional
MMC/SD map for the area surrounding your current position. The current track
(also known as the position history or breadcrumb trail) showing where the
boat has been, along with saved tracks, waypoints, and the current route (when
navigating), are overlaid on the chart.
• Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to another area.
• Press the ZOOM (+/-) keys to zoom in and out.
• Press the INFO key to get information on the chart objects near the cursor.
Chart View without Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Water Surface
Temperature
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Chart View with Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Active Cursor
Map Scale
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Distance to the
Cursor and
Bearing
to Cursor
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Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Cursor
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Chart/Sonar Combo View
Combo View is displayed as a split screen, with Chart View on the left and
Sonar View on the right side of the screen. The width of the sonar window can
be changed by pressing the MENU key once and using the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to select Sonar Window from the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
Combo View
Depth
Sonar Window
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of
Boat with
Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
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Chart/Side Combo View
Chart/Side Combo View shows regular chart information and Side Imaging® sonar
information in a combination split screen. You can perform some of the functions
for either of these views. See Navigation X-Press™ Menu and Side Imaging
X-Press™ Menu for more information.
NOTE: See Side Imaging® View and Chart View for more information about
each side of this view.
Chart/Side Combo View
Chart Window
Side Imaging
Window
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View Orientation
Both Chart and Combo Views allow you to choose the orientation of the view.
When North-Up orientation is selected, True North is shown at the top of the
display. In other words, objects located to the north of the boat are drawn above
the boat. When Course-Up orientation is selected, the direction of motion of the
boat is shown at the top of the display. In other words, objects ahead of the boat
are drawn above the boat. In both orientations, the view pans automatically, so
that the boat is always centered on the display.
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle. When the boat is in motion,
it takes on a boat shape, pointed in the direction of motion (always Up in the
Course-Up orientation).
Viewing Cartography
In the Chart or Combo Views there are several cartography-related functions
that you can access using various keys.
Chart View with Cursor Present, shown with
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Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the chart around
on the display in the direction of the
key being pressed. When you do this,
a bull's eye cursor is drawn at the
center of the screen and is linked to
the boat by a gray line, even if the
boat is off the screen. At the same
time, the temperature and speed
boxes in the lower left corner are
replaced with the distance and
bearing from the boat to the cursor
position and the latitude/longitude
coordinates of the cursor.
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Zooming: Press the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (-) key to Zoom Out to
see the cartography at different magnification levels. The zoom level is indicated
on the left side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available chart data, the
display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available chart data is
amplified to reflect the level selected. If you zoom in so far that no cartography is
available, a lat/long grid will be drawn instead.
Decluttered Waypoints: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed
close together on a chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—
waypoint names will shorten and the waypoint icons will change into small
blue icons.
To view 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. You can
also press the ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the
screen.
Screen Snapshots and Recording Icons: When a waypoint is created while
Screen Snapshot and Recording is active, the waypoint will appear as a
snapshot icon or recording icon in chart views. See Views: Snapshot and
Recording View for more information.
Chart Info: Press the INFO key to get detailed information about the chart. If
the cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects located
near the cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will appear.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select the nearest port, the nearest tide
station, or the nearest current station and see information about any of these
objects.
NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain any Port, Tide, or Current information.
This information is only available from optional-purchase MMC/SD cards.
Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to your
present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the information
box and the cursor bull’s eye will be centered over the port position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the port from your present position.
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Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your
present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station and
the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is also
displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time period
encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the tide station position. The cursor information
boxes at the bottom of the display indicate the distance and bearing to the tide
station from your present position.
Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station to
your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station
and the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented that show the
time, direction, and flow speed of the current changes for the 24 hour time
period of today’s date. You can change the date to look at current information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the current station position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the current station from your present position.
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Introduction to Navigation
Use your 700 Series™ Fishing System to mark waypoints at areas of interest
and to navigate to those waypoints via a savable route. A route represents the
shortest intended distance between waypoints. You can also view and save
tracks, which represent the actual path of the boat.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your Fishing System can store up to 3000 waypoints.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Depth
Route
Decluttered
Waypoints
BRG: Bearing to
Waypoint
Track
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from
Route
Waypoint
DTG:
Distance to
Go to
Waypoint
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
Speed of Boat
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view 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. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
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Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation and
are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by using the
GOTO key. A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest
path from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route
line is the most efficient way to get to your destination, although you should
always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart. Your 700 Series™ Fishing
System can store up to 50 routes that can each contain up to 50 waypoints.
Tracks consist of detailed position history and are displayed as a breadcrumb
trail of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit
was powered up (maximum of 20,000 trackpoints displayed). You can clear the
Current Track or save it at any time. Your 700 Series™ Fishing System can store
up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints. The current track
represents your actual path so far.
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MARK key to
save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Chart or Combo View, use the 4WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position you want to save as a
waypoint. Then press the MARK key to save the position as a waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: On any Sonar View, use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the cursor to a feature in the sonar history (also called the
Sonar Saver feature). Press the MARK key to create a waypoint at the location
where that sonar reading was taken. The new waypoint will also record the depth
at that location.
NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical
waypoint name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint information
later to give it a different name and select an icon to represent it (see Program
or Edit the waypoint fields).
Display the Waypoints Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation
tab. Select Waypoints, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Waypoints
submenu.
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Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT
your current position, from the Waypoints submenu select Create, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to program a waypoint
name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to edit a waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
To make it easier to select a waypoint to edit, select Sort By and press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:
• Name shows the waypoints alphabetically.
• Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first.
• Distance shows the closest waypoint first.
Program or Edit the waypoint fields: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move from field to field, and the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change values
once you are in a field.
In the Waypoint Name, Latitude, and Longitude fields, press the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to change the letter or number. All upper and lower case
letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
In the Waypoint Icon field, press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change
the icon used to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Chart Views. You
can exit these fields with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the
EXIT key.
Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm
deletion before the waypoint is permanently deleted.
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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Chart or Combo View, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position or waypoint on the
display. Press the GOTO key. Navigation will begin immediately.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the GOTO key. Press the DOWN Cursor
key to highlight a waypoint from the saved waypoints list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create
a longer multi-segment route.
Chart View
Decluttered
Waypoints
Map
Scale
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view 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. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
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Skipping a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to
skip to, navigation will be cancelled.
Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but it does not remove
any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the current route
when you cancel navigation.
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
Add or Remove a Waypoint Target: The target shows various distance ranges
in circular format from the waypoint you choose.
From the Waypoints submenu, select Target, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to
display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you want to target. A
target consisting of concentric circles centered on the selected waypoint will
appear on all of the navigation views. To remove the target, choose Remove
Target from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
Chart View with Target
Waypoint
Target
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Add or Remove a Trolling Grid: The trolling grid shows various distance ranges
in grid format from the waypoint you choose. The trolling grid can be used as a
guide when trolling around a waypoint.
From the Waypoints submenu, select Grid, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to
display the saved waypoints list. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to
highlight a waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to select. A trolling grid
centered on the selected waypoint will appear on all of the navigation views.
The grid can be rotated to any heading by adjusting the Grid Rotation setting
on the Navigation Main Menu. To remove the trolling grid, choose Remove Grid
from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
Chart View with Grid
Waypoint
Trolling Grid
Map
Scale
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one time.
If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its
target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid
lines on the trolling grid are the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge
of the display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Route
Save the current route: While you are navigating, the current route can be
saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.
Display the Routes submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Press the DOWN Cursor key until Routes is highlighted, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Routes submenu.
Create a route: From the Routes submenu, select Create and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit dialog box will be displayed with an empty route. You
can name the route, add waypoints to the route from the saved waypoints list,
and order the waypoints in the route using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move between fields.
Edit a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed. Select the route you want to
edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Re-name the route or change, delete, or
re-order the waypoints used in the route.
Edit waypoint order in a route: From the Route Edit dialog box, highlight a
waypoint in the In Route list, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the
Waypoint In Route submenu. From this submenu, you can move the waypoint
up or down in the route order or delete it from the list.
Delete a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. Select the route you want to delete and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm your choice by pressing the RIGHT
Cursor key again before the route is deleted.
Travel a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Travel, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. The saved routes list will appear. Select the route you want to
travel, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to make this route the current route and
begin navigation. You may also travel the route in forward or reverse order by
changing the Direction setting in the saved routes list.
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Route Info: From the Routes submenu, select Info, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key. The saved routes list will appear. Select a route, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. The following information will be displayed for the route you select:
The waypoints in the route, with the distance and bearing from each waypoint
to the next, as well as the distance and bearing from the current position to the
first waypoint in the route.
Save or Clear a Current Track
Save the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on the
display but will change from black to gray. To remove the track completely from
the display, see Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks.
NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit, Delete, or Hide
Saved Tracks).
Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from
the display and permanently deleted.
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks
Display the Saved Tracks Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice
to display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Saved Tracks, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the Saved Tracks submenu.
Edit a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Edit, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want to edit
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the Cursor keys to move between
fields. In the Name field, the UP and DOWN Cursor keys change the letter or
number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and
some punctuation characters. You can exit the Name field with the LEFT and
RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to save your changes.
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Delete a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Delete, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want
to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the track is permanently deleted.
Hide or display a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Visibility,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track
you want to hide or display and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select
Hidden or Visible. Press the EXIT key to return to the Saved Tracks submenu.
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation
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. MOB
navigation allows you to create an MOB waypoint to locate the point at which
your man went overboard and the relation of the boat to that point.
Activate MOB navigation: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5
seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.
When MOB is activated, a MOB waypoint is created at the boat's current
position, regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not. The MOB
waypoint has a large, distinctive icon. Once MOB is activated, any current
navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be discarded without
user notification. MOB navigation will begin immediately, and the MOB View
will show the following:
• The view will switch to the Chart View, and the elapsed time since MOB
was activated will be displayed.
• A line will be drawn from the boat's current position to the MOB
waypoint, and the MOB waypoint will be targeted.
• The latitude/longitude position of the MOB waypoint will be displayed
in an additional information box.
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MOB Navigation
Position where
man fell overboard
Target surrounding
MOB waypoint
Elapsed time since
MOB was activated
MOB waypoint
Boat’s current
position
Map Scale
BRG - Bearing to
waypoint
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from Route
DTG - Distance
to waypoint
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of Cursor
Bearing of boat
relative to true north
Cancel MOB navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
MOB, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling MOB navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key but does not remove any
saved routes from memory.
It is not possible to re-activate MOB or modify the current route without first
canceling MOB navigation. The Off Course trigger is also disabled and the Off
Course Alarm circle is not drawn. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection of
a GOTO menu option, will cause an error beep and a short message will be
displayed that will disappear after 2 seconds.
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Using Your 700 Series™ Control Head
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System interface is easy to use. A combination of
keys and special features allows you to control what you see on the display.
Refer to the following illustration, and see Key Functions for more information.
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3
4
1
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
Screen
MENU key 7
INFO key
MARK key 8
ZOOM (-) key
EXIT key 9
ZOOM (+) key
GOTO key 10
VIEW PRESET keys 11
VIEW key
POWER/LIGHT key 12
4-WAY Cursor Control key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
Using Your 700 Series™ Control Head
MMC/SD Card slot cover 13
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Key Functions
Your Fishing System user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that
work with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and control
over your fishing experience.
POWER/LIGHT Key
The POWER/LIGHT key is used to power the Fishing System on
and off. You can also use the POWER/LIGHT key to adjust the
backlight and contrast of the display.
Power On the control head: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power the unit on.
When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up
Options Menu.
Power Off the control head: Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3
seconds. A message will appear to indicate how many seconds there are until
shutdown occurs. To ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any menu
settings will be saved, your Fishing System should always be turned off using
the POWER/LIGHT key.
Adjust the Backlight or the Display Background
Color: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to access the
Light and Background submenu. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to select Light or Background,
and then use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to
change the settings. Press EXIT to exit the Light
and Background submenu.
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press the
VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly pressing VIEW
cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to optimize the system to
your fishing requirements (see Views or Views Menu Tab).
NOTE: Press the EXIT key to cycle through the views in reverse order.
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INFO Key
Info - Press the INFO key while in Bird's Eye, Chart, or Combo View
to display information about objects that are near an active cursor.
If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu
will be displayed. Press the DOWN Cursor key to
select Nearest Port, Nearest Tide Station, or
Nearest Current Station. Then press the RIGHT
Cursor key to display the requested information.
NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain Port,
Tide, or Current information. This information is only
available from optional purchase MMC/SD cards.
MENU Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system.
Start-Up Options Menu - Press the MENU key during the power up sequence to
view the Start-Up Options menu.
X-Press™ Menu - Press the MENU key once to access the X-Press™ Menu. The
X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most frequently-used settings, and the
options on the X-Press™ Menu correspond with the current view or navigation
mode.
Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight your X-Press™ Menu choice, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the setting. The X-Press™ Menu
will collapse temporarily and the screen will update if it is affected by your menu
setting change, which allows you to see the effects of your change immediately.
Reactivate the full X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by setting the User Mode to
Advanced or Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Main Menu - The standard Main Menu is organized under tabbed headings to
help you find a specific menu item quickly. Your 700 Series™ Fishing System
has the following menu tabs: Alarms, Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views,
and Accessories.
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Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu. Press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to select a tab. Then press the DOWN or UP Cursor key to highlight
a menu option, and press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to change a menu
setting.
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, and DOWN Cursor keys)
The 4-Way Cursor Control key has multiple functions, depending
on the view, menu, or situation.
• Menu Selection - Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to highlight a
menu option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change a
menu setting.
NOTE: Menu settings are implemented and saved immediately - no further action is
required.
• Freeze Frame - In Sonar View or Side Imaging® View, press any arrow
on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display and move the
active cursor to a location on the screen. A cursor dialog box will display
to show the depth of the location you choose.
• Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and
the active cursor will appear on the screen. In any Chart View, the 4WAY Cursor Control key also pans the charts and highlights decluttered
waypoint icons.
NOTE: In either Freeze Frame or Active Cursor mode, you can also make the cursor
move diagonally by pressing in between two of the arrows on the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key.
• Bird’s Eye View - The 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the motion of
the eye point.
• Snapshot and Recording View - Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to
highlight a recording icon, and then press the Right Cursor key to start
recording playback. Press the Right and Left Cursor keys to control the
speed of playback.
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MARK Key
Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position of a
waypoint. The MARK key function works if you have the GPS
receiver connected or if you have activated Screen Snapshot from the
Accessories menu tab. The waypoint location and characteristics are
influenced by the active features on the control head as follows:
• If the cursor is active, the waypoint will be marked at the cursor
location.
• If the cursor is not active, the waypoint will be marked at the boat
location.
• If Screen Snapshot is active, a waypoint will be created, and a screen
snapshot will also be saved to the optional-purchase MMC/SD card (see
Views: Snapshot and Recording View). Navigation is not affected by
the Screen Snapshot feature.
NOTE: If Screen Snapshot is enabled but there is no GPS receiver connected, pressing
the MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that a GPS
position fix is required to create a waypoint
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the screen
snapshot feature to work.
GOTO Key
The GOTO key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
• If the Cursor is active, press the GOTO key while in any view to create
a waypoint and start navigation towards that waypoint. If the Cursor is
not active, press the GOTO key to display the saved waypoints list, and
then highlight a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to begin
navigation.
• If the GOTO key is pressed and held for more than 1.5 seconds, the Man
Overboard (MOB) function is activated. Once MOB is activated, any
current navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be
discarded without user notification (see Man Overboard (MOB)
Navigation).
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ZOOM (+/-) Key
The ZOOM (+/-) key has multiple functions, depending on
the situation:
• In any of the Navigation Views or the Sonar Zoom View, press the +/Zoom key to change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther
away.
• In Side Imaging® View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a position on the Side Imaging® View. Press the ZOOM+ key,
and a zoom box will appear and magnify the area you choose, providing
more detail in the individual sonar returns. The zoom scale will increase
or decrease as you press + or - repeatedly.
VIEW PRESET Keys
The VIEW PRESET keys are used to save your three favorite views
for quick retrieval. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through
all the views to find the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys
to display a specific view immediately.
To program the VIEW PRESET keys:
1. Press the VIEW key or EXIT key until you see the view you want to save.
2. Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A
chime will indicate that the view has been saved. You can store up to
three views, one on each key.
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EXIT Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
• If an alarm is sounding, press the EXIT key to cancel the alarm.
• If a menu tab is selected, press the EXIT key to exit the menu mode and
return to the view.
• If a menu is active, press the EXIT key to return to the previous level in
the menu system.
• From any view, press the EXIT key to cycle through the available views
in reverse order.
• If Freeze Frame is active, press the EXIT key to return to a scrolling
display.
• If the Cursor is active, press the EXIT key to remove the cursor from the
display.
• If Side Imaging® Zoom is active, press the EXIT Key to remove the
magnification box from the display and remove the cursor.
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Multi-Media Card
(MMC)/SD Slots
Inserting an MMC/SD
into the Card Slot
The two multi-media card (MMC)/SD slots on
your control head can be used with MMC/SD
cards (optional-purchase required) to add
detailed charts to your Fishing System, update
your Fishing System software, or export
navigation data from your Fishing System.
NOTE: The MMC/SD Cards require a separate purchase. For more information, visit
our web site at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
To insert an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Position the MMC/SD card so that the label faces the right side of the
unit, and insert the card into the slot. Press down on the card until it
clicks into place.
3. Close the slot cover and turn the knob just 1/4 of a turn to close. Do
NOT overtighten, as this will not improve water resistance and may
damage the cover.
To remove an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Press the MMC/SD card into the slot and then release. The card will
eject from the slot.
Adding Maps to Your Fishing System
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System includes a built-in UniMap™. You can also
purchase MMC/SD cards with additional chart information for a particular location.
When you install the MMC/SD cards in your control head, your 700 Series™
Fishing System will retrieve that chart and display it automatically (see MultiMedia Card MMC/SD).
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Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot
Updating Software
Software updates can be added to your Fishing System. Go to the Humminbird®
web site for information and computer requirements at www.humminbird.com
or call 1-800-633-1468.
In addition to your Fishing System and personal computer with Internet access,
you will need one of the following optional-purchase accessories:
• MMC Card Reader (AS CR)
OR...
• PC Connect Cable (AS PC2)
NOTE: The MMC/SD Card Reader and PC Connect cable require a separate
purchase. For more information, visit our web site at www.humminbird.com or
contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Updating Software requires the following top-level steps:
1. Log on to www.humminbird.com.
• Register your Fishing System.
• Download HumminbirdPC™ to your computer.
2. Once you have registered your Fishing System, you can access
software downloads from your online profile.
3a. MMC/SD Card: Follow the instructions provided with the MMC/SD
Card Reader to connect the MMC/SD Card Reader to a personal
computer and download the software update.
• Install the MMC/SD card with the updated software file into your
control head.
• Power on your control head. The Fishing System will recognize the
new software and run through a series of prompts to confirm
software installation.
OR...
3b. PC Connect Cable: Follow the instructions included with the PC
Connect Cable to connect your Fishing System to your computer.
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Exporting Navigation Data
You can export all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes from your Fishing
System to an optional-purchase MMC/SD card. See Main Menu: User Mode
and Navigation Menu Tab for more information.
To Export All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure that an optional-purchase MMC/SD card is installed in
the slot.
2. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Navigation tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight Export All Nav Data.
4. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to export all navigation data. The Confirm
dialog box will appear. To confirm export, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel export, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: If no MMC card is installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert the MMC
card and try again.
NOTE: The MMC/SD cards and MMC/SD Card Reader require separate purchases. The
MMC/SD Card Reader accessory can be used in conjunction with your personal
computer to view and organize your exported navigation data. To purchase this
accessory, visit our web site at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot
Accessory Bus
Use the Accessory Bus to expand the functionality of your Fishing System.
Accessories plug directly into the Fishing System, enabling Advanced features
such as WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link. Additional
tabs and menu options will be added to the menu system automatically when
an accessory is plugged into the unit. In addition, multiple accessories can be
attached simultaneously. See Accessories Menu Tab and 700 Series™ Fishing
System Accessories in this manual, as well as your accessory's Operations
Manual for additional details.
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. You can visit our web site at www.humminbird.com or
contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
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Powering On the Unit
Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on your Fishing System. When the Title
screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up Options Menu.
798c SI Title Screen
If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
If a transducer is not connected and you wait too long to select a Start-Up
Option, the system will default to whichever menu is already highlighted.
Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight a menu option, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key to start one of the following operation modes:
• Select Normal to use the Fishing System on the water with the
transducer connected.
• Select the Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before
taking your boat on the water.
• Select System Status to view system connections and conduct a unit
self-test.
• Select PC Connect to use the optional-purchase PC Connect Cable.
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Powering On the Unit
The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main
components of the menu system are as follows:
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power on
sequence to view the Start-Up Options Menu. From the Start-Up
Options Menu, you can choose the following Fishing System Modes:
Normal, Simulator, System Status, and PC Connect.
• X-Press™ Menu: The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most
frequently-used settings, and the options on the X-Press™ Menu
correspond with the current view.
• Main Menu: The Main Menu is a standard set of menu settings which
are organized under the following tabbed headings: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu(s) and the Main Menu options can also be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal (see Main Menu: User
Mode).
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Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key during the power on sequence to view the Start-Up
Options Menu.
If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
If a transducer is not connected and you wait too long to select a Start-Up
Option, the system will default to whichever menu is already highlighted.
Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight a menu option, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key to start one of the following operation modes:
• Select Normal to use the Fishing System on the water with the
transducer connected.
• Select the Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before
taking your boat on the water.
• Select System Status to view system connections and conduct a unit
self-test.
• Select PC Connect to use the optional-purchase PC Connect Cable.
See the following pages for more information about each of these options.
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Start-Up Options Menu
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. In
addition, your Fishing System uses advanced transducer detection methods to
determine if a transducer is connected.
If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
Exit Normal operation by powering your Fishing System off.
Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before taking your boat on
the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that provides a randomly-updated
display which simulates on the water operation.
Selecting Simulator from the Start-Up Options Menu allows you to pre-configure
your Fishing System for on the water operation. Any menu changes you make will
be saved for later use. We recommend going through this manual while using the
Simulator, since all of the menus function and affect the display in the same way
as they would in Normal operation.
NOTE: To get the full benefit of the Simulator, it is important to select Simulator
manually from the Start-Up Options Menu as opposed to letting the Fishing System
enter Simulator automatically (as it will if a transducer is not connected and you do
nothing during power up).
A message will appear on the display periodically to remind you that you are
using the Simulator.
Exit the Simulator by powering your Fishing System off.
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Simulator
NOTE: Selecting Simulator from the Start-Up Options Menu allows you to
pre-configure your Fishing System for on the water operation. Any menu changes you
make will be saved for later use.
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Start-Up Options Menu
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
After you select System Status from the Start-Up Options Menu, press the
VIEW key to display the following options:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View.
Exit System Status by powering your Fishing System off.
Self Test displays results from the internal diagnostic self test, including unit
serial number, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) serial number, software revision,
total hours of operation, and the input voltage.
Self Test Screen
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Accessory Test lists the accessories connected to the system.
System Status Accessory Test Screen
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since your
Fishing System was powered up.
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Start-Up Options Menu
GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Sky Chart
Satellite
Being Used
Satellite Being
Monitored
Current Latitude
and Longitude
PC Connect (with optional-purchase PC Connect cable only)
Use PC Connect to update the software of the Fishing System control head.
This feature requires the use of the PC Connect Cable. Complete instructions
are included with the PC Connect Cable accessory. See Multi-Media Card
(MMC)/SD Slot: Updating Software for additional information.
NOTE: The PC Connect Cable requires a separate purchase. For more information visit
our web site at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468.
Exit PC Connect mode by powering the Fishing System off.
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X-Press™ Menu
X-Press™ Menu
The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to your
most frequently-used settings. The options
provided on the X-Press™ Menu correspond
with the current view. For example, if you are in
a Sonar View and press the MENU key once, the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu will display.
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to open the X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight an X-Press™ Menu
option, then use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the menu
setting.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily and the screen will update if it is
affected by your menu setting change, which allows you to see the effects of your
change immediately.
3. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting the User Mode to
Normal or Advanced. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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X-Press™ Menu
Main Menu
The Main Menu provides the standard set of
menu options, including the settings that are
changed less frequently. The Main Menu is
organized under the following tabs to help you
find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms,
Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views,
Accessories.
Main Menu
Normal User Mode
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by
setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to highlight a menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a specific menu option
under that tab.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys again to change a menu setting.
• A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll to
additional menu options using the DOWN Cursor key.
• A right or left arrow on a menu option means that you can use the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or to see more information.
• Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
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Quick Tips for the Main Menu
• From any menu option on a menu tab, press the EXIT key to jump directly
to the top of the tab.
• From the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN key to jump directly to
the top of the tab.
• From the top of a menu tab, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to scroll
to the next tab. You can also jump to the beginning or end of the tab
rotation by repeatedly pressing the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
• If there is a down arrow at the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN
Cursor key to scroll to additional menu options.
• If there is a right or left arrow on a menu option, press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to make setting changes or see more information.
• If you press MENU or EXIT to leave the Main Menu and then return to the
Main Menu at a later time, the menu will open to the same tab as the last
time the Main Menu was displayed.
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Main Menu
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting your Fishing System User
Mode to Normal or Advanced.
Normal Mode is the default setting when you first power on your 700 Series™
Fishing System. Normal mode is provided for users who want greater simplicity and
fewer menu choices.
Advanced Mode is provided for users who want the highest level of control over
the Fishing System. Several menu settings are added to the Main Menu when the
User Mode is changed to Advanced.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight User Mode on the Setup main
menu.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal, Advanced, Default = Normal)
NOTE: Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you
switch back to Normal Mode.
For example, the Select Readouts menu option is available when the User Mode is set
to Advanced. If you change the Select Readouts settings while operating in Advanced
User mode, the Select Readouts you choose will continue to display on the screen even
if you switch back to Normal User Mode.
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Sonar Tab, Normal Mode
Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode
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Main Menu
Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu
(Side Imaging® Views only)
The Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in any of the
Side Imaging® Views to access the Side Imaging
X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu
Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu
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SI Side
SI Side sets which transducer beam from the SI
beams will be shown on the display.
To Adjust SI Side:
1. Highlight SI Side on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select the transducer beam.
(Left, Both, Right, Default = Both)
SI Sensitivity
SI Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown
on the display. Increasing the sensitivity shows more sonar returns from small
baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however, the display may become
too cluttered.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity
shows weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity
eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or
muddy water. If SI Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display may not show
many sonar returns that could be fish.
To adjust the SI Sensitivity:
1. Highlight SI Sensitivity on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the SI
Sensitivity setting. (Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)
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Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu
SI Enhance
SI Enhance allows you to adjust your Side
Imaging® View in three categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, and Sharpness.
Whether you’re searching the Side Imaging® data for fish or certain bottom
contour, the most effective settings will vary with the situation. The display will
update as you adjust each category. SI Enhance can also be used during
recording playback (see Snapshot and Recording View).
NOTE: The SI Enhance menu option can only be accessed from the Side Imaging® Views.
SI Enhance Submenu
To adjust SI Enhance:
1. Highlight SI Enhance on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key, and the SI Enhance dialog box will appear at the
bottom of the screen.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight a SI Enhance category,
and press the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys to adjust each setting.
Sensitivity - Controls how much detail is shown on the display.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased
sensitivity shows weaker returns that may be of interest.
Decreasing the sensitivity eliminates the clutter from the display
that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. (1 to 20, where
Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)
NOTE: The Sensitivity can be adjusted from the SI Enhance dialog box or the Side
Imaging X-Press™ Menu. The Sensitivity setting is provided here so that you can
easily adjust the Side Imaging® data with the other settings. See Side Imaging XPress™ Menu: Sensitivity for more information.
Contrast - Accents the light and dark parts of the Side Imaging®
data to provide greater definition. (1-20, Default = 10)
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Sharpness - Filters the view and sharpens the edges of the Side
Imaging® data. (Low (L), Medium (M), High (H), Default = Off)
4. Press the EXIT key to exit the SI Enhance dialog box and return to the
Side Imaging® View. The changes made in the dialog box will be saved.
SI Range
SI Range sets the deepest range that will be
displayed in the Side Imaging® Views. The range must be set manually. The SI
Range menu option can only be accessed from the Side Imaging® Views.
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.
NOTE: The SI Range menu option can only be accessed from the Side Imaging® Views.
To adjust the SI Range:
1. Highlight SI Range on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the SI
Range setting. (6 to 360 feet, or 2 to 120 meters [International Models
only], Default = 150 feet, 50 meters)
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Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu
Chart Speed
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the
Side Imaging® information moves down the display, and consequently the amount
of detail shown. A faster speed shows more information in the Side Imaging®
Views and is preferred by most anglers; however, the sonar information moves
across the display quickly. A slower speed keeps the information on the display
longer, allowing you to see an entire area. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal
preference.
To adjust the Chart Speed:
1. Highlight Chart Speed on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the Chart
Speed setting. (1-10, where 1 = Slow, 10 = Fast, Default = 5)
SI Colors
SI Colors allows you to select which color palette
you would like to use for the display.
To change the SI Colors:
1. Highlight SI Colors on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the color palette.
(Inverse, Gray, Brown, Blue, Green, Default = Blue)
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the
MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views
to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by
setting the Fishing System User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Transducer selection also influences menu
options (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: Quad Layout only appears in Side Beam View
with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Sensitivity
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on
the display and will adjust the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies. Increasing
the sensitivity shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended
debris in the water; however, the display may become too cluttered.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity
shows weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity
eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or
muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display may not show many
sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity of all
sonar frequencies, as compared to specific sensitivity adjustments (such as 83 kHz
Sensitivity or 455 kHz Sensitivity) which allow you to adjust the level of sensitivity
for one specific beam at a time.
Sensitivity at Low
Sensitivity at Medium
Sensitivity at High
To adjust the Sensitivity:
1. Highlight Sensitivity on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the
Sensitivity setting. (Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Big Digits, and
Circular Flasher Views only)
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the
Sonar, Split Sonar, Big Digits, and Circular Flasher Views. The Upper Range
menu option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu:
User Mode) and can only be accessed from the Sonar, Split Sonar, Big Digits
and Circular Flasher Views. Upper Range is often used with Lower Range.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
To adjust the Upper Range:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Upper
Range on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: See Main Menu: User Mode to change the User Mode to Advanced.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the Upper
Range setting. (0 to 1490 feet or 0 to 497 meters [International Models
only], Default = 0)
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Lower Range
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that
will be displayed by the unit. Auto is the default setting.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
“M” will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in
the first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet), you should set the Lower
Depth Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which
allows you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display
went all the way to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
To adjust the Lower Range:
1. Highlight Lower Range on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the Lower
Range setting. (AUTO, 10 to 1500 feet, 3 to 500 meters [International
Models only], Default = AUTO)
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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Chart Speed
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the
sonar information moves across the display, and consequently the amount of
detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret. Regardless of the Chart
Speed setting, the RTS Window™ will update at the maximum rate possible for
the depth conditions. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal preference.
To adjust the Chart Speed:
1. Highlight Chart Speed on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the Chart
Speed setting. (1-10, where 1 = Slow, 10 = Fast, Default = 5)
Quad Layout
(with Optional-Purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
Transducer, Side Beam View only)
Quad Layout allows you to choose how sonar information is displayed in the
Side Beam View. The Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and
right 455 kHz beams, as well as the 200 kHz down-looking beam. The sonar
data can be displayed in any of the following layouts by changing the Quad
Layout setting: Default, Classic, and Slanted. See Views: Side Beam View for
more information.
NOTE: Quad Layout is only available when an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer is attached and the Side Beam View is active (see Sonar Menu Tab:
Transducer Select).
To adjust the Quad Layout Setting for the Side Beam View:
1. In the Side Beam View, highlight Quad Layout on the Sonar X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select a layout. (Default,
Classic, Slanted, Default = Default)
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Bottom Lock
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Bottom Lock changes the mode of the zoomed view in the Sonar Zoom View.
Bottom Lock continuously graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display
regardless of changes in depth. This “flattens“ out the bottom contour but is
effective at showing fish on or near the bottom.
To turn on Bottom Lock:
1. In the Sonar Zoom View, highlight Bottom Lock on the Sonar X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Bottom Lock setting
to On. (Off, On, Default = Off)
Bottom Range
(Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On)
Bottom Range allows you to control how much of the water column, measured
up from the bottom, is shown in the Sonar Zoom View. Choose a small value to
see low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return. Choose a larger
value to see large structure in deeper water.
NOTE: It is possible to set the Bottom Range to be greater than the depth. In this case,
you may see surface clutter in a wavy band that mirrors changes in the depth.
To adjust the Bottom Range:
1. In the Sonar Zoom View, highlight Bottom Lock on the Sonar X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to change the Bottom Lock setting to On.
3. Once Bottom Lock is on, Bottom Range will be added to the X-Press™
Menu. Highlight Bottom Range, and press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor
keys to adjust the setting. (10 - 60 feet, 2-10 fathoms, or 3-20 meters
[International Models only], Default = 15 feet)
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
To Cancel Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate canceling navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(Navigation Views only)
The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Bird's
Eye, Chart, or Combo View to access the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Transducer selection also influences menu
options (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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Waypoint [Name]
(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint
under your cursor.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor onto an existing
waypoint and press the MENU key once, or use Cursor to Waypoint to
select a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
2. Highlight Waypoint [Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Waypoints submenu.
Waypoint Submenu
NOTE: See Navigation Menu Tab for more Waypoints information.
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude), and select
the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo
Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Cursor to Waypoint
(Chart or Combo View only)
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved
waypoint so that you can locate it or edit it.
NOTE: This X-Press™ Menu option only appears if you have saved waypoints.
To move the cursor to a saved waypoint:
1. Highlight Cursor to Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate Cursor to Waypoint.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a waypoint, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key to select the destination waypoint.
Save Current Track
Save Current Track allows you to save the current
track being displayed. After the current track is saved, a new current track is
started.
NOTE: Save Current Track appears on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu after navigation
is stopped.
To Save Current Track:
1. Highlight Save Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate saving the current track.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current track, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current track, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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Clear Current Track
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the
current track being displayed and start a new track at the present position.
To Clear Current Track:
1. Highlight Clear Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate clearing the current track.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To clear the current track, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel clearing the current track, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
Save Current Route
(only when Navigating)
Save Current Route allows you to save the current route being displayed. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Save Current Route:
1. Highlight Save Current Route on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate saving the current route.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current route, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current route, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when Navigating)
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
To Skip Next Waypoint:
1. Highlight Skip Next Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate skipping the next waypoint.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To skip the next waypoint, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel skipping the next waypoint,
press the LEFT Cursor key.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
To Cancel Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate canceling navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
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Cancel MOB Navigation
(only when MOB Navigation is activated)
Cancel MOB Navigation removes the Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint and
exits Man Overboard mode. This menu option will only appear when you are
currently navigating in Man Overboard mode.
To Cancel MOB Navigation:
1. Highlight Cancel MOB Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate canceling MOB navigation.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel MOB navigation, press
the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling MOB navigation,
press the LEFT Cursor key.
Remove Target
(only if a Target is Active)
Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu option
will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
To Remove a Target:
1. Highlight Remove Target on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to remove the target.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Remove Grid
(only if a Grid is Active)
Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu option will
only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
To Remove a Grid:
1. Highlight Remove Grid on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to remove the grid.
Sonar Window
(Combo View only)
Sonar Window sets the size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View. Sonar
Window can only be accessed from the Combo View.
To Set the Size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View:
1. Highlight Sonar Window on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to adjust the size of the sonar
window. (Wide, Medium, Narrow, Default = Medium)
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Waypoint [Name]
(Most recently-created waypoint)
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently created waypoint.
NOTE: You must have pressed the MARK key at least once since you last powered up
the Fishing System for this menu option to appear.
To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on
the screen, and press the MARK key once to save a waypoint.
2. Highlight Waypoint[Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Waypoints submenu.
Waypoint [Name] Submenu
NOTE: See Navigation Menu Tab for more Waypoints information.
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select
the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo
Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint, or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
The Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
provides access to the image management and
sonar recording functions. Press the MENU key
once while in the Snapshot and Recording
View to access the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: For more information, see Views: Snapshot
and Recording View.
Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
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Start Recording
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Start Recording allows you to start sonar recording from the Snapshot and
Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optionalpurchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording View.
To start sonar recording:
1. Highlight Start Recording on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start recording.
Stop Recording
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)
Stop Recording allows you to stop sonar recording. This menu option is only
available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed.
To stop sonar recording:
1. Highlight Stop Recording from any X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to stop recording.
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Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
Delete Image
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image from the
Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you
have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed, you are in Snapshot and
Recording View, and you have selected an image thumbnail.
To delete an image:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys to select the image you want to delete.
2. Press the MENU key once, and highlight Delete Image on the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate deleting the image.
4. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete the image, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting the image, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once from the
Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you
have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot
and Recording View.
To delete all images:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, highlight Delete All Images on
the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate deleting all images.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete all images, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting all images, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
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Delete Recording
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Delete Recording allows you to delete a single sonar recording from the
Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you
have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot
and Recording View.
To delete a recording:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys to highlight the recording you want to delete.
2. Press the MENU key once, and highlight Delete Recording on the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate deleting the recording.
4. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete the recording, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting the recording, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
Delete All Recordings
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Delete All Recordings allows you to delete all the recordings at once from the
Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you
have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot
and Recording View.
To delete all recordings:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, highlight Delete All
Recordings on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate deleting all recordings.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete all recordings, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting all recordings, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
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Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
Pings Per Second
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Pings Per Second allows you to specify the ping rate for an active sonar
recording.
NOTE: Pings Per Second is available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD
card installed, you are in Snapshot and Recording View, and you are actively recording
(not playing back).
Auto is the default setting for Pings Per Second and automatically adjusts the
ping rate for best recording quality. If there is limited memory on your MMC/SD
card, you can slow the ping rate by setting the Ping Per Second manually, but
the recording will capture less sonar detail. For maximum performance, keep
the Pings Per Second setting on Auto.
To change Pings Per Second:
1. Highlight Pings Per Second on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to decrease the pings per second
number in the settings bar. (1-10, AUTO, Default = AUTO)
Playback Speed
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Playback Speed allows you to specify the playback speed for a sonar recording
from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available
when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are
playing back a recording.
To specify playback speed:
1. Highlight Playback Speed on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to display the following Playback
Speed submenu options which are represented by icons:
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Playback Speed Icons:
Record
Slow Play
Rewind, Reverse
Normal Play
Rewind2
Fast Forward
Slow Play Reverse
Fast Forward2
Pause
Stop
NOTE: You can also change playback speed in the Snapshot and Recording View using
the Left and Right Cursor keys, although you cannot skip to the beginning or end of a
recording using these keys.
NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during
Rewind. This may result in a reduced quality sonar image, since at higher speeds, not
every sonar return can be processed.
Stop Playback
(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)
Stop Playback allows you to stop playback of a sonar recording from any view.
This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase
MMC/SD card installed and you are playing back a recording.
To stop playback of a recording:
1. Highlight Stop Playback on any X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate this procedure.
To start playback, use the 4-Way Cursor Control key to highlight a recording
icon, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to start playback (represented by a
green "play" triangle which appears to the right of the recording icon).
NOTE: During playback, the amount of time/memory left to play is indicated by the
status bar. For more information, see Views: Snapshot and Recording View.
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Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the Main Menu. The Alarms tab will be
the default selection.
NOTE: When an alarm is triggered, you can silence it
by pressing any key. The alarm will be silenced, and
will not be triggered again until a new instance of the
alarm condition is detected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Alarms Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
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Depth Alarm
Depth Alarm sounds when the depth becomes
equal to or less than the menu setting.
To change the Depth Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Depth Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Depth Alarm
setting. (OFF, 1 to 100 feet, or 0.5 to 30 meters [International Models
only], Default = OFF)
Fish ID Alarm
Fish ID Alarm sounds when the Fishing System
detects fish that correspond to the alarm setting. Fish ID Alarm will only
sound if Fish ID+™ is on.
For example, if you've set the Fish ID Alarm to sound for Large fish only, the
Fish ID alarm will sound when a large-sized fish is detected.
To change the Fish ID Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Fish ID Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Fish ID Alarm
setting. (Off, All, Large/Medium, Large, Default = Off)
Off
All
Large/Medium
Large
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Alarms Menu Tab
Low Battery Alarm
Low Battery Alarm sounds when the input
battery voltage is equal to or less than the menu setting. The battery alarm will
only sound for the battery that is connected to the Fishing System. The Low
Battery Alarm should be set to warn you when the battery voltage drops below
the safety margin that you have determined.
For instance, if you are running a trolling motor (battery operated), you would
want to set the Low Battery Alarm to sound before the battery voltage drops
too low for it to be used to start your main, gasoline-powered engine.
To change the Low Battery Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Low Battery Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Low Battery Alarm
setting. (Off, 8.5V - 13.5V, Default = Off)
Aux. Temp. Alarm
(with optional-purchase temp. probe or Temp/Speed only)
Aux. Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature from the
Paddlewheel/Temperature Probe detected by the Fishing System reaches the
Aux. Temp. Alarm setting, which is either set in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
[International Models only].
For example, if the Aux. Temp. Alarm is set to 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the
water temperature falls from 60 degrees to 58 degrees, the Aux. Temp. Alarm
will sound. Similarly, if the water temperature rises from 56 degrees to 58
degrees, the Aux. Temp. Alarm will also sound.
To change the Aux. Temp. Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Aux. Temp. Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Aux. Temp. Alarm
setting. (Off, 33-120 [Fahrenheit], 0-50 [Celsius], Default = Off)
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Temp. Alarm
Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature
detected by the Fishing System reaches the Temp. Alarm setting, which is either
set in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius [International Models only].
For example, if the Temp. Alarm is set to 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water
temperature falls from 60 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp. Alarm will sound.
Similarly, if the water temperature rises from 56 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp.
Alarm will also sound.
To change the Temp. Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Temp. Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Temp. Alarm
setting. (Off, 33-120 [Fahrenheit], 0-50 [Celsius], Default = Off)
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Alarms Menu Tab
Off Course Alarm
Off Course Alarm allows you to set how far the
boat is allowed to move off course before the Off Course Alarm will sound
during navigation.
Arrival Alarm
Circle
Off Course
Limits
To change the Off Course Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Off Course Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Off Course Alarm
setting. (Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters [International Models
only], Default = 300 ft, 100 m)
Arrival Alarm
Arrival Alarm sounds when the boat has either
exceeded the distance to the destination waypoint, or has entered the Arrival
Alarm Circle, based on the menu setting when navigating. Arrival Alarm allows
you to set how close the boat must be to the destination waypoint before the
Arrival Alarm will sound.
To change the Arrival Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Arrival Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Arrival Alarm
setting. (Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters [International Models
only], Default = 150 ft, 50 m)
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Drift Alarm
Drift Alarm allows you to set the size of a perimeter
around the boat’s anchored position. If the anchored boat drifts outside of that
perimeter, the Drift Alarm will sound.
Drift Alarm Perimeter
Drift
Alarm
Circle
To change the Drift Alarm setting:
1. Highlight Drift Alarm on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Drift Alarm setting.
(Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters [International Models only],
Default = Off)
Alarm Tone
Alarm Tone selects the pitch of the alarm sound.
A brief tone will be produced as you adjust the Alarm Tone so that you can
select the tone that you can hear best.
To change the Alarm Tone setting:
1. Highlight Alarm Tone on the Alarms main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Alarm Tone setting.
(High, Medium, Low, Default = Medium)
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Alarms Menu Tab
Sonar Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Sonar tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Transducer selection also influences menu
options (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
Sonar Menu
Sonar Menu Tab
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Beam Select
Beam Select sets which sonar returns from the
transducer will be displayed on the screen.
When set to 200/83 kHz, the returns from both beams are blended by starting
with the 83 kHz wide beam return, dimming it, and then overlaying it with the
200 kHz narrow beam return. The darker 200 kHz narrow beam sonar returns
will stand out from the paler 83 kHz wide beam sonar returns. The Split Sonar
View continues to display the sonar returns from each beam in their respective
windows. The blended information is shown in the Sonar View, Sonar Zoom
View, and the Big Digits View. The RTS Window™ in the Sonar View and the
Circular Flasher View will only show the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.
When set to 200 kHz, only the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam will be
displayed in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits View, and the
Circular Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from
both beams in their respective windows. The RTS Window™ in the Sonar View
will display the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.
When set to 83 kHz, the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam will be displayed
in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits View, and the Circular
Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from both
beams in their respective windows. The RTS Window™ will display the returns
from the 83 kHz wide beam.
To use Beam Select:
1. Highlight Beam Select on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select the 200 kHz beam, the
83 kHz beam, or the 200/83 kHz beams. (200/83 kHz, 200 kHz, 83 kHz,
Default = 200 kHz)
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Fish ID+™
Fish ID+™ uses advanced signal processing to
interpret sonar returns and will display a Fish Symbol when very selective
requirements are met. When a fish is detected, a fish icon and its depth are
displayed above the return that has been classified as being a fish. Three different
fish size icons represent the intensity of the sonar return and provide an indicator
of relative fish size.
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar models represent targets detected in the 200 kHz
narrow beam as Orange Fish Symbols and targets detected in the 83 kHz wide
beam as Blue Fish Symbols.
83 kHz, Wide Beam
Blue Fish Symbols
200 kHz, Narrow Beam
Orange Fish Symbols
When Fish ID+™ is turned off, the Fishing System shows only the raw sonar
returns on the display. These returns will often result in “arches“ forming on the
display, indicating potential targets. Due to the transducer beam angle, the
distance to a fish decreases as the fish moves into the beam, and then
increases as it moves out again, creating a Fish Arch when this distance change
is shown on the display. Boat speed, chart speed, and the position of the fish
within the sonar beam greatly affect the shape of the arch.
Transducer Cone and Fish Arches
To turn Fish ID+™ on or off:
1. Highlight Fish ID+ on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn the Fish ID+™ setting On or
Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
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Fish ID Sensitivity
Fish ID Sensitivity adjusts the threshold of the
Fish ID+™ detection algorithms. Selecting a higher setting allows weaker returns to
be displayed as fish. This is useful for identifying smaller fish species or baitfish.
Selecting a lower setting displays fewer fish from weak sonar returns. This is helpful
when seeking larger species of fish.
Fish ID Sensitivity is used in conjunction with Fish ID+™. Fish ID+™ must be On for
Fish ID Sensitivity to affect the ability of the Fishing System to identify sonar returns
as fish.
To change the Fish ID Sensitivity setting:
1. Highlight Fish ID Sensitivity on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Fish ID Sensitivity
setting. (Low = 1, High = 10, Default = 5)
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
RTS Window™ sets the RTS Window™ to either
Wide or Narrow, or turns it off in the Sonar View. The RTS Window™ always
updates at the fastest rate possible and only displays returns that are within the
transducer beam. See What’s on the Sonar Display for more information.
RTS Window™ (Wide)
RTS Window™ (Narrow)
RTS Window™ (Off)
To change the RTS Window™ setting:
1. Highlight RTS Window on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the RTS Window™
setting. (Wide, Narrow, Off, Default = Narrow)
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Bottom View
Bottom View selects the method used to
represent bottom and structure on the display.
Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest sonar returns in white resulting in a distinctive
outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
See What’s on the Sonar Display: Bottom Presentation for more information.
To adjust the Bottom View:
1. Highlight Bottom View on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Bottom View setting.
(Structure ID®, WhiteLine™, Default = Structure ID®)
Zoom Width
Zoom Width adjusts the width of the Zoom
window on the Sonar Zoom View.
To change the Zoom Width Setting:
1. Highlight Zoom Width on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Zoom Width setting.
(Narrow, Medium, Wide, Default = Wide)
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83 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced)
83 kHz Sensitivity changes the sensitivity of the 83 kHz beam. Increasing the
83 kHz Sensitivity will display additional weak returns, and decreasing the 83
kHz Sensitivity will display fewer weak returns. The 83 kHz Sensitivity menu
option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User
Mode).
NOTE: 83 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the
83 kHz sonar returns in the 200/83kHz Split Sonar View. The 83kHz sensitivity can
be adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown in the
200 kHz sonar window.
To set the 83 kHz Sensitivity:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight 83 kHz
Sensitivity on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to set the 83 kHz Sensitivity. (-10
to +10, Default = 0)
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455 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced: with QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
455 kHz Sensitivity adjusts the sensitivity of the 455 kHz beam. Increasing the
sensitivity will display additional weak returns, and decreasing the sensitivity
will display fewer weak returns.
A QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer must be attached to the Fishing System. The
455 kHz Sensitivity menu option is available when Transducer Select is set to
QuadraBeam (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select) and User Mode is set
to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
NOTE: The 455 kHz Sensitivity requires the purchase of the QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer. You can visit our web site at www.humminbird.com to order this
accessory online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: 455 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the
455 kHz sonar returns in the Side Beam View. The 455 kHz sensitivity can be
adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown in the
200 kHz sonar window.
To change the 455 kHz Sensitivity setting:
1. Make sure you have selected QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer [Quad
Beam] and Advanced Mode and that the QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer is connected, then highlight 455 kHz Sensitivity on the
Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the
455 kHz Sensitivity. (-10 to +10, Default = 0)
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Depth Lines
(Advanced)
Depth Lines divide the display into four equal sections which are separated
by three horizontal depth lines. The depth of each line is displayed along the
depth scale. You can turn Depth Lines On or Off. The Depth Lines menu option
is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu:
User Mode).
Depth Lines
Depth Lines
To change the Depth Lines setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Depth
Lines on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn the Depth Lines setting On
or Off. (Off, On, Default = On)
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Surface Clutter
(Advanced)
Surface Clutter adjusts the filter that removes surface clutter noise caused by
algae and aeration. The lower the setting, the less surface clutter will be
displayed. The Surface Clutter menu option is available when User Mode is set
to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
Surface Clutter
Surface
Clutter
To change the Surface Clutter setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Surface
Clutter on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Surface Clutter
setting. (Low = 1 to High = 10, Default = 5)
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Noise Filter
(Advanced)
Noise Filter adjusts the sonar Noise Filter to limit interference on the display
from sources such as your boat engine, turbulence, or other sonar devices. The
Noise Filter menu option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see
Main Menu: User Mode).
NOTE: The Off setting removes all filtering. Low, Medium, and High1, High2, High3
settings add progressive filtering of the sonar returns. High1, High2, and High3 are
useful when there is excessive trolling motor noise, but in some deep water situations,
the High settings may actually hinder your unit’s ability to find the bottom.
To change the Noise Filter setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Noise
Filter on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Noise Filter setting.
(Off, Low, Medium, High1, High2, High3, Default = Low)
Max Depth
(Advanced)
Max Depth controls the maximum depth of operation. When Max Depth is set
to Auto, the Fishing System will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the
capacity of the unit). When Max Depth is set to match your fishing maximum
depth, your Fishing System will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that
depth, so more detail will be shown on the screen.
NOTE: If the bottom is deeper than the Max Depth setting, the digital depth readout
will flash, indicating that the Fishing System cannot locate the bottom.
NOTE: The Max Depth menu option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced
(see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Max Depth setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Max
Depth on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Max Depth setting.
(AUTO, 10 to 1500 feet, 3 to 500 meters [International Models only],
Default = AUTO)
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Water Type
(Advanced)
Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. In salt
water, you can also choose the shallow or deep setting. The Water Type menu
option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User
Mode).
NOTE: Make sure that the Water Type is set accurately, especially in salt water,
as this affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings. In salt water, what
would be considered a large fish might be 2 to 10 times bigger than a large fish in
fresh water (depending on the type of fish you are seeking). The salt water setting
allows for a greater range in fish size adjustment to account for this difference.
To change the Water Type setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Water
Type on the Sonar main menu.
2. Use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Water Type setting.
(Fresh, Salt (shallow), Salt (deep), Default = Fresh)
Transducer Select
Transducer Select allows you to choose which
connected transducer you want to use. When you choose a transducer, the
corresponding features will be automatically added to your Fishing System.
Your Fishing System will default to the Compact Side Scan Transducer, which
combines Side Imaging® and DualBeam PLUS™ technology. Your Fishing
System also supports the optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer
and optional-purchase Universal Sonar 2.
To change the selected Transducer:
1. Highlight Transducer Select on the Sonar main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the selected transducer.
(Compact Side Scan, QuadBeam, Universal Sonar 2, Default = Compact
Side Scan)
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Navigation Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key until the
Navigation tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Current Track
Current Track allows you to view the Current
Track submenu.
To view the Current Track Submenu:
1. Highlight Current Track on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Current Track submenu.
Current Track Submenu
The Current Track Submenu contains the following menu options:
Save allows you to save the current track.
Clear allows you to clear the current track.
Appearance allows you to change the style and color of the current track.
(Breadcrumb Trail, Dashed Line, Solid Line or Wide Line, and if a line, the color of
the line, or Color By Depth).
If you choose Color By Depth, you cannot choose one color to represent the
track; a color range will represent the different depths on the track instead,
from light green (shallowest) to black (deepest). You can change the depth
range associated with black by using Track Color Range menu setting (see
Navigation Menu Tab: Track Color Range).
Saved Tracks
Saved Tracks Submenu
Saved Tracks allows you view the Saved
Tracks submenu.
To view the Saved Tracks Submenu:
1. Highlight Saved Tracks on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Saved Tracks submenu.
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The Saved Tracks Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to select a saved track and change its Name, Visibility, Style
and Color. Select Edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved
tracks list. Select a track to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. When the Edit
Track dialog box appears, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move between
fields and make changes to the following categories:
Name: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the name of the
saved track. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to move between
name fields, and press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the
letter or number of each field. All upper and lower case letters are
available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
Visibility: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select Hidden or
Visible.
Style: Press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose the track style
(appearance).
Color: If the track style you’ve chosen is a line style, the color field will
appear. Press the Up and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a color or shade.
NOTE: You can exit these fields with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the
EXIT key. Select Save to confirm your changes.
Delete allows you to delete a track from the saved tracks list. Select Delete and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you
want to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. To delete the track, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting the track, press the LEFT
Cursor key.
Default sets the default appearance of your tracks. Select Default and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the Default Track dialog box. Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move between fields and change the settings for Visibility, Style
and Color.
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Waypoints
Waypoints allows you to view the
Waypoints submenu.
Waypoints Submenu
To view the Waypoints Submenu:
1. Highlight Waypoints on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Waypoints submenu.
The Waypoints Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new waypoint and edit it immediately. The current
boat position will be used as the default, but you can set the coordinates to any
valid position. The icon used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo
Views can also be changed. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to create a waypoint
and make changes to the following settings:
Name: Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to move between name
fields, and press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the letter or
number of each field. All upper and lower case letters are available, as
well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
Latitude & Longitude: Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to move
between latitude or longitude fields, and press the UP and DOWN
Cursor keys to change the coordinates of each field.
Icon: Select the Icon field and use the Up and Down Cursor keys to
scroll through a variety of icons to assign to your waypoint.
NOTE: You can exit these fields by pressing the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by
pressing the EXIT key. Select Save to confirm your changes.
Edit allows you to choose from the saved waypoints list, and then edit the
Name and Position (Latitude and Longitude), as well as assign an Icon to
represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views. Select Edit, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Use the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint from the list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to display the Edit Waypoint Dialog box. Refer to the details above
to change waypoint settings.
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Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list. Select
Delete, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Use
the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete the waypoint, press
the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting the waypoint, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to a waypoint from the saved
waypoints list. Select Cursor To, and press the Right Cursor key to view the
saved waypoints list. Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint
from the list, and press the Right Cursor key again to initiate the cursor to that
waypoint.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint or add that waypoint to the end of the current route. Select Go To, and
press the Right Cursor key to view the saved waypoints list, and use the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint from the list. Press the Right Cursor
key again to initiate navigation.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list. Select Target, and press the Right Cursor key to view the saved
waypoints list. Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint from
the list. Press the Right Cursor key to apply a target to the waypoint you choose.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the saved
waypoints list. Select Grid, and press the Right Cursor key to view the saved
waypoints list. Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint from the
list. Press the Right Cursor key to apply a trolling grid to the waypoint you choose.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one time. If
you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its target
or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the gridlines
on the trolling grid is the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of the
display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
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Routes
Routes allows you to view the Routes
submenu.
Routes Submenu
To view the Routes Submenu:
1. Highlight Routes on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the Routes submenu.
The Routes Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new route from an empty route and add saved
waypoints to it immediately. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the Create
Route dialog box and make adjustments to the following settings:
Name: Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to move between name
fields, and press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the letter or
number of each field. All upper and lower case letters are available, as
well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
Waypoints: Press the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to highlight saved
waypoints, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to add them to the In Route
list.
In Route: Highlight a waypoint in the In Route list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to access the Waypoint In Route submenu. From this
submenu, you can move the waypoint up or down in the route order or
delete it from the list.
NOTE: You can exit these fields by pressing the LEFT Cursor key or by pressing the EXIT
key. Select Save to confirm your changes.
Edit allows you to select a saved route and change its name and the waypoints
in it. Select Edit, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved routes
list. Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a route from the list, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Edit Route dialog box. Refer to the
details above to change route settings.
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Delete allows you to delete a route from the saved routes list. Select Delete,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved routes list. Use the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to choose a route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The
Confirm dialog box will appear. To delete the route, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel deleting the route, press the LEFT Cursor key.
Travel allows you to choose a route from the saved routes list and use it as your
current route. Routes can be traveled in either the forward or reverse direction.
Select Travel, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved routes list.
Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to set the Direction you want to travel.
Then, use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to choose a route, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to select it. Navigation will begin immediately.
Info provides information about the route you choose from the saved routes list,
including the distance and bearing from each waypoint to the next. Select Info,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved routes list. Use the UP and
DOWN Cursor keys to choose a route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to view
information about that route.
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Chart Orientation
Chart Orientation allows you to select whether
the Chart and Combo Views should be drawn North-Up or Course-Up.
To change the Chart Orientation setting:
1. Highlight Chart Orientation on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Chart Orientation
setting. (North-Up, Course-Up, Default = North-Up)
NOTE: The Chart Orientation setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
North Reference
North Reference allows you to have bearings
displayed with one of two orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
To change the North Reference setting:
1. Highlight North Reference on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the North Reference
setting. (True, Magnetic, Default = True)
Waypoint Decluttering
(Advanced)
Waypoint Decluttering allows you to set the declutter feature On or Off. When
two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a chart view,
the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten and the
waypoint icons will change into small blue icons. The Waypoint Decluttering
menu option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu:
User Mode).
To change the Waypoint Decluttering setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, and highlight Highlight
Waypoint Decluttering on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Waypoint
Decluttering setting. (On, Off, Default = On)
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Grid Rotation
Grid Rotation allows you to set the orientation of
the trolling grid in degrees, where a setting of 0° displays a standard North, South,
East, West alignment. See Navigation Menu Tab: Waypoints for information on
how to set a Grid.
NOTE: This feature may appear as either Trolling Grid Rotation or Grid Rotation,
depending on your model.
To change the Grid Rotation setting:
1. Highlight Grid Rotation on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Grid Rotation
setting. (0° to 89°, Default = 0°)
Trackpoint Interval
Trackpoint Interval allows you to select the time
period between trackpoints. The current track can only contain up to 20,000
trackpoints, so longer time periods cause the track to extend back further in
time, but will be less detailed.
NOTE: Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
To change the Trackpoint Interval setting:
1. Highlight Trackpoint Interval on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Trackpoint Interval
setting. (1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds or
60 seconds, Default = 1 second)
NOTE: During slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min
Distance to small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
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Track Min Distance
(Advanced)
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track. The Track Min Distance menu option is available
when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
NOTE: Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track.
To change the Track Minimum Distance setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Track Min
Distance on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Track Min Distance
setting. (1 to 300 feet or 1 to 100 meters [International Units only],
Default = 16 ft, 5 m)
NOTE: During slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min
Distance to small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
Track Color Range
Track Color Range allows you to set the depth range
that will be displayed as black, the deepest depth, when Color By Depth is selected
as the style for the current track (see Navigation Menu Tab: Current Track).
To change the Track Color Range:
1. Highlight Track Color Range on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Track Color Range
setting. (50 to 3000 feet or 20 to 1000 meters [International Units
only], Default = 50 ft, 20 m)
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Map Datum
(Advanced)
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the
Fishing System to match those of a paper map. The Map Datum menu option
is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Map Datum setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Map
Datum on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Map Datum setting.
(Default = WGS 84)
Course Projection Line
Course Projection Line allows you to display or hide
an arrow extending from the bow of the boat that projects your current course, and
shows where the boat will go if you continue on your present course.
To change the Course Project Line setting:
1. Highlight Course Projection Line on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Course Projection
Line setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible)
Export All Nav Data
Export All Nav Data allows you to export all saved
Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes to an MMC/SD card.
To Export All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure that an optional-purchase MMC/SD card is installed in the
slot, then highlight Export All Nav Data on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to export all navigation data. The Confirm
dialog box will appear. To confirm export, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel export, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: If no MMC card is installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert the MMC
card and try again.
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Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and
Routes. The Delete All Nav Data menu option is available when User Mode is
set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
This menu option should be used with caution!
To Delete All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Delete All
Nav Data on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to delete all navigation data. The Confirm
dialog box will appear. To delete all navigation data, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To cancel deleting all navigation data, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
Continuous Navigation Mode
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to
continue to navigate and fish around a particular waypoint, even if you pass
over it multiple times.
To activate or de-activate Continuous Navigation:
1. Highlight Continuous Navigation Mode on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn Continuous Navigation
Mode On or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
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GPS Receiver Override
(Advanced)
GPS Receiver Override allows you to set which GPS receiver to use if you have
multiple GPS receivers plugged into your system. These multiple GPS receivers
may either be internal, external, or connected via the InterLink™. If you select
Auto, your unit will select a GPS receiver automatically.
NOTE: If only one GPS receiver is plugged into your Fishing System, then Auto will be
the only option shown.
To activate or de-activate GPS Receiver Override
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight GPS
Receiver Override on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select which GPS receiver to
use. (Default = Auto)
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Chart Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Chart tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Chart Menu
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Chart Detail Level
Chart Detail Level allows you to select how much
chart detail you want displayed on the Navigation Views.
• Basic shows land areas, ports, obstructions and restricted areas.
• Navigation shows navaids, landmarks, ferryways and navigation routes
in addition to the Basic information.
• Underwater shows depth contours, fishing areas, underwater wrecks,
tides and currents in addition to the Basic and Navigation information.
• All shows roads, buildings, railways, and other notations in addition to
the Basic, Navigation, and Underwater information.
To change the Chart Detail Level setting:
1. Highlight Chart Detail Level on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Chart Detail Level
setting. (Basic, Navigation, Underwater, All, Default = All)
NOTE: Some chart details are only available with optional-purchase MMC/SD cards.
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Map Borders
Map Borders allows you to display or hide map
borders. The dotted lines of a Map Border indicate an area which contains a
different map.
Map Borders
Map
Borders
To change the Map Borders setting:
1. Highlight Map Borders on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Map Borders
setting. (Hidden, MMC/SD Only, All Visible, Default = MMC/SD Only)
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Lat/Lon Grid
Lat/Lon Grid allows you to display or hide a grid
showing latitude and longitude lines.
To change the Lat/Lon Grid setting:
1. Highlight Lat/Lon Grid on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Lat/Lon Grid setting.
(Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden)
Spot Soundings
Spot Soundings allows you to display or hide spot
soundings, which are depth measurements shown on the chart.
NOTE: Spot Soundings are only available with optional-purchase MMC/SD cards.
To change the Spot Soundings setting:
1. Highlight Spot Soundings on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Spot Soundings
setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden)
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View allows you to display
or hide additional navigational aids in Bird’s Eye View, such as lights and buoys.
NOTE: You will see more navigational aids with an optional-purchase MMC/SD card.
To change the Navaids on Bird’s Eye View setting:
1. Highlight Navaids on Bird’s Eye View on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Navaids on Bird’s
Eye View setting. (Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible)
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Shaded Depth
Shaded Depth allows you to change the depth
used for shading on the chart views.
To change the Shaded Depth setting:
1. Highlight Shaded Depth on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Shaded Depth setting.
(Off, 1 to 180 Feet, or 1 to 60 Meters [International Units only],
Default = 15 ft, 5 m)
Chart Select
Chart Select allows you to choose which chart to
use if you have built-in charts or a map card. If you select Auto, you unit will
select a chart automatically.
To activate or de-activate Chart Select:
1. Highlight Chart Select on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select which chart to use.
(Default = Auto)
NVB Chart Preference
NVB Chart Preference allows you to choose what
built-in chart to use if you have an NVB unit. If you select Auto, your NVB unit
will select a chart automatically.
To activate or de-activate NVB Chart Preference:
1. Highlight NVB Chart Preference on the Navigation main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select which chart to use.
(Default = Auto)
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Set Simulation Position
(Advanced)
Set Simulation Position allows you to set the position of the boat used in the
Simulator. The Set Simulation Position menu option is available when User
Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To set the Simulation Position:
1. Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor
and move it to the coordinates where you want start the simulation.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work.
2. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Set
Simulation Position on the Chart main menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to change the Simulation Position setting.
The Confirm dialog box will appear. To confirm the setting, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel the setting, press the LEFT
Cursor key.
NOTE: If the cursor was not active before you began this procedure, an error message
will appear. Exit the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
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Set Map Offset
(Advanced)
Set Map Offset allows you to change the map offset used by your Fishing
System. The Set Map Offset menu option is available when User Mode is set to
Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
NOTE: The Map Offset will be applied to all maps and not just the map that requires
the correction. The Map Offset should be cleared if a different map is to be used.
To change the Map Offset setting:
1. Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor and move it
to the location where the Map Offset will be applied.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work.
2. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Set Map
Offset on the Chart main menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to set the Map Offset. The Confirm dialog
box will appear. To confirm the setting, press the RIGHT Cursor key
once more. To cancel the setting, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: If the cursor was not active before you began this procedure, an error message
will appear. Exit the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
Clear Map Offset
(Advanced)
Clear Map Offset allows you to clear the Map Offset. The Clear Map Offset
menu option is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu:
User Mode) and a Map Offset is currently active.
To Clear Map Offset:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Clear Map
Offset on the Chart main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to clear the Map Offset.
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Setup Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on which
accessories are attached to the unit.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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Units - Depth
Units - Depth selects the units of measure for all
depth-related readouts.
To change the Units - Depth setting:
1. Highlight Units - Depth on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Units - Depth
setting. (Domestic Models: Feet, Fathoms; International Models:
Meters; Default = Feet/Meters)
Units - Temp
(International only)
Units - Temp selects the units of measure for all temperature-related readouts.
International Models only.
To change the Units - Temp setting:
1. Highlight Units - Temp on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Units - Temp setting.
(Celsius, Fahrenheit; Default = Celsius)
Units - Distance
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all
distance-related readouts, and will appear in the menu if a Temp/Speed
Accessory is connected and the paddlewheel has moved at least once, or if the
GPS Receiver is connected.
To change the Units - Distance setting:
1. Highlight Units - Distance on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Units - Distance
setting. (Domestic Models: Statute Miles, Nautical Miles, Default =
Statute Miles; International Models: Meters/Kilometers,
Meters/Nautical Miles, Feet/Statute Miles, Feet/Nautical Miles,
Default = Meters/Kilometers)
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Units - Speed
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speedrelated readouts, and will appear in the menu if a Temp/Speed Accessory is
connected and the paddlewheel has moved at least once, or if the GPS Receiver
is connected.
To change the Units - Speed setting:
1. Highlight Units - Speed on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Units - Speed
setting. (Domestic Models: mph, kts; International Models: kph;
Default = mph/kph)
User Mode
User Mode sets the menu system to Normal or
Advanced. When set to Normal (default setting), the basic set of menu options
are shown in the menu system. When set to Advanced, additional menu
options are added to the menu system. See Main Menu: User Mode for
details.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Highlight User Mode on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal, Advanced, Default = Normal)
Language
(International only)
Language selects the display language for menus. International Models only.
To change the Language setting:
1. Highlight Language on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Language setting.
(Default = English)
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Triplog Reset
Triplog Reset resets the Triplog to zero, and will
appear in the menu if a Temp/Speed Accessory is
connected and the paddlewheel has moved at least once, or if the GPS Receiver
is connected.
The Triplog provides the following information: timer for elapsed time, distance
traveled since last reset, and average speed.
NOTE: See Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts (Advanced) to find out how to display
Triplog information on the screen.
To Reset Triplog:
1. Highlight Reset Triplog on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate Triplog Reset.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To reset the Triplog, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel Reset Triplog, press the LEFT
Cursor key.
Restore Defaults
Restore Defaults resets ALL menu settings to their
factory defaults.
Use this menu choice with caution!
To Restore Defaults:
1. Highlight Restore Defaults on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to initiate restoring defaults.
3. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To reset the defaults, press the
RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel Restore Defaults, press the
LEFT Cursor key.
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Select Readouts
(Advanced, Sonar View only)
The readout
position on
the screen
is shown in
the Select
Readouts
Window.
Select Readouts
Select Readouts sets individual digital readouts
on the Sonar View. This Advanced feature
allows you to select what data will be displayed
in each of 6 fixed-position data windows
arranged around the left and bottom edges of
the Sonar View screen, or whether a particular
window will be turned off, displaying nothing in
that area. This menu option is available when
User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu:
User Mode).
Data windows can display readouts from
supported accessories such as Temp/Speed.
Each data window can be empty or contain one
of the following information categories:
• Course
• Time + Date
• Navigation
• Triplog
• Position
• Voltage
• Speed
• Time
• Temperature
• Aux Temp.
To change Select Readouts:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Select
Readouts on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the Select Readouts submenu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a Readout position, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to choose what will be displayed in
that position. To hide the data window, select Off. (Course, Navigation,
Off, Position, Speed, Temperature, Time+Date, Triplog, Voltage, Time,
Aux Temp.)
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Default Sonar View
Customized Sonar View
NOTE: The availability of the digital readout information corresponds with the view
selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you are navigating.
Depth Offset
(Advanced)
Depth Offset will adjust the digital depth readout to indicate depth from the
waterline or boat's keel. Enter a positive vertical measurement from the
transducer to the waterline to read the depth from the waterline. Enter a
negative vertical measurement from the transducer to keel to read the depth
from the keel. This menu option is available when the User Mode is set to
Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Depth Offset setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Depth
Offset on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Depth Offset
setting. (-10.0 to +10.0 feet or -3 to 3 meters [International Models
only], Default = 0)
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Aux. Temp. Offset
(Advanced)
Aux. Temp. Offset will adjust the aux. temperature readout (the temperature on
the optional-purchase temperature probe or Temp/Speed accessory) by the
amount entered. This menu option is available when the User Mode is set to
Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Aux. Temp. Offset setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Aux.
Temp. Offset on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Aux. Temp. Offset
setting. (-10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0)
Temp. Offset
(Advanced)
Temp. Offset will adjust the temperature readout by the amount entered. This
menu option is available when the User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main
Menu: User Mode).
To change the Temp. Offset setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Temp.
Offset on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Temp. Offset
setting. (-10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0)
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Speed Calibration
(Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)
Speed Calibration will adjust the speed readout by the percentage entered,
and will appear in the menu if a Temp/Speed Accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once, and when the User Mode is set to
Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Speed Calibration setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Speed
Calibration on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Speed Calibration
setting. (-20% to +20%, Default = 0%)
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Local Time Zone selects your time zone in reference to the time reported by the
GPS receiver when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts). This menu option is available
when the User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Local Time Zone:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Local Time
Zone on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Local Time Zone
(Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern Standard Time).
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Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight
Saving Time when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Selecting On adds one hour to the time display adjusted for your local time
zone. Selecting Off leaves the time display as adjusted for your local time zone.
This menu option is available when the User Mode is set to Advanced (see
Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Daylight Saving Time setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Daylight
Saving Time on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn Daylight Saving Time On
or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
Position Format
(Advanced)
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position
display. This menu option is available when the User Mode is set to Advanced
(see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Position Format setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Position
Format on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Position Format.
(dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss", Default = dd°mm.mmm')
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Time Format
(Advanced, International only)
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. This menu option is
available when the User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User
Mode). International Models only.
Time Format selects a 12 hour or 24 hour format for the time of day displayed
when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View (see
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
To change the Time Format:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Time
Format on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Time Format. (12
hour, 24 hour, Default = 12 hour)
Date Format
(Advanced, International only)
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. This menu option is
available in International Models only and when the User Mode is set to
Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
Date Format selects the format for the date display when Time + Date is
selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts).
To change the Date Format:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Date
Format on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Date Format.
(mm/dd/yy, dd.mm.yy or yy.mm.dd, Default = mm/dd/yy)
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Digits Format
(Advanced)
Digits Format allows you to add a tenth decimal place to readouts such as
Temperature and Depth. The format can be changed to small format, large
format, or no format. This menu option is available when the User Mode is set
to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
To change the Digits Format setting:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight Digits
Format on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Digits Format
setting. (Small tenths, Large tenths, No tenths, Default = Small tenths)
NMEA Output
(Advanced)
NMEA Output turns the NMEA* output on or off. This menu option is available
when the User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
NMEA Output should be turned On if you connect the NMEA Output wires of
the GPS Receiver cable to another NMEA-compatible device, such as an
autopilot.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
The following NMEA sentences are output when NMEA Output is turned On:
DPT- Depth
MTW - Water Temperature
GLL - Lat/Lon Position
GGA - GPS Fix Data
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
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When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output when
NMEA Output is turned On:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
To turn NMEA Output on or off:
1. Make sure the User Mode is set to Advanced, then highlight NMEA
Output on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the NMEA Output to On
or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)
Sonar
Sonar deactivates Sonar and removes the Sonar
Views from the view rotation.
To turn Sonar on or off:
1. Highlight Sonar on the Setup main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the Sonar to On or Off.
(Off, On, Default = On)
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Views Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
This menu tab allows you to set the available
views to either hidden or visible in the view
rotation. The view will be removed from the view
rotation if it is set to Hidden and will be displayed
in the view rotation if it is set to Visible.
NOTE: See Views for more information.
To Hide or Show a view:
1. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to
select a View from the Views main menu.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to
change the status of the view from
Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
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Accessories Menu Tab
Accessories Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu,
then press the RIGHT cursor key until the Accessories tab is selected.
If there are not accessories attached to the Accessory Bus, Screen Snapshot
will be the only menu choice available. If an accessory is attached, however,
additional menu choices that support the accessory will be added
automatically. See the Operations Manual that comes with your accessory for
detailed information.
Accessories Menu Tab
(no accessories attached)
Accessories Menu Tab
(with accessories attached)
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. You can visit our web site at www.humminbird.com or
contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
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Using Screen Snapshot
Screen Snapshot activates the screen snapshot
function. When Screen Snapshot is enabled, pressing the MARK key creates a
saved screen capture on the optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed in your
unit’s card slot. All active menus, dialog boxes, warnings and messages are
captured and saved automatically.
NOTE: For more information, see Snapshot and Recording View and Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the Screen
Snapshot feature to work.
NOTE: If you use your MMC/SD card in two different Fishfinder units that have
different screen sizes, the recordings made on one unit will still be present on the card,
but will be represented by the Unavailable icon (circle with a slanted line through it) on
the Snapshot and Recording View on the other unit.
To turn Screen Snapshot on or off:
1. Highlight Screen Snapshot on the Accessories main menu.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to turn Screen Snapshot On or Off.
(Off, On, Default = Off)
To make a Screen Snapshot (Screen Snapshot must be enabled):
1. Make sure you have installed an optional-purchase MMC/SD card into
your card slot.
2. From any view you want to capture, press the MARK key.
• When you start a screen capture, a message will appear to indicate
that a waypoint has been created at the cursor location on the
screen, and the screen will freeze while the snapshot is being
saved to the MMC/SD.
• A status dialog box will appear that shows the file number assigned
to the screen capture (.PNG) as well as the progress of the save as a
percentage. Screen Snapshot file names start with an “S.”
• A waypoint created by a screen snapshot shares the same file
name and has a screen snapshot icon.
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NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen
Snapshot is enabled but there is no GPS receiver connected, pressing the MARK key will
capture the screen image and display an error saying that a GPS position fix is required
to create a waypoint.
NOTE: The speed of the capture depends on the type of card you use; in general, SD
cards capture the screen faster than MMC cards.
To view saved screen snapshots and recordings:
1. Make sure that the optional-purchase MMC/SD card used to capture
the screen is installed in the card slot.
2. Press the VIEW key until you see the Snapshot and Recording View.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available
screen snapshot thumbnails and recording icons. The selected
thumbnail or icon will be highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT
Cursor key to view the full image.
• When you highlight a screen snapshot thumbnail, the amount of
space remaining on the MMC/SD card will be displayed in the
information box.
• A red border around the full screen indicates that the view is a
saved screen capture, not a “live” view.
• Press the DOWN Cursor key to view the next screen snapshot.
• Press the LEFT Cursor key to return to the Snapshot and Recording
View file list.
To delete saved screen snapshots:
You can delete the highlighted image, or all captured images, using the
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press the MENU key once to
access the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor key to select Delete Image or Delete All
Images, and then press the RIGHT Cursor key to complete your
selection. The Confirm dialog box will appear. To confirm the deletion,
press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel the deletion, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
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You may view data files associated with each screen snapshot by removing the
MMC/SD card from your unit and installing it in your optional-purchase MMC/SD
card reader connected to a PC. Use Windows Explorer to see the contents of your
MMC/SD card.
You will notice that a .DAT (or a .TXT) file is created for every .PNG screen capture.
This data file includes the thumbnail view, and is required to view the screen
snapshot from your unit, so don’t delete these files.
NOTE: For recording information, see Snapshot and Recording View and Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center, please read the
following section. Taking the time to review these troubleshooting guidelines
may allow you to solve a performance problem yourself, and therefore avoid
sending your unit back for repair.
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up
If your Fishing System doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also
comes with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
• The power cable is properly connected to the Fishing System control
head.
• The power cable is wired correctly, with red to positive battery terminal
and black to negative terminal or ground.
• The fuse is operational.
• The battery voltage of the power connector is at least 10 Volts.
Correct any known problems, including removing corrosion from the battery
terminals or wiring, or actually replacing the battery if necessary.
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started Fishing
System to go into Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power up
the Fishing System, it goes into Simulator mode automatically, even though a
transducer is already connected, this means that the control head is not
detecting the transducer. Perform the following troubleshooting tasks:
• Using the Installation Guide that also comes with your Fishing System,
check to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to
the Fishing System. Reconnect if necessary, and power up the Fishing
System again to see if this fixes the problem.
• Replace the non-functioning transducer with a known good transducer
if available and power up the control head again.
• Check the transducer cable. Replace the transducer if the cable is
damaged or corroded.
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Display Problems
There are several main conditions or sources of possible interference that may
cause problems with the quality of the information displayed on the control
head. Look in the following table for some symptoms of display problems and
possible solutions:
Problem
Possible Cause
The control head loses
power at high speeds.
If the power output of your boat’s engine is unregulated,
the control head may be protecting itself using its
over-voltage protection feature. Make sure the input
voltage does not exceed 20 Volts.
When the boat moves
at higher speeds, the
bottom disappears or
suddenly weakens, or
the display contains
gaps.
The transducer position may need to be adjusted. A mix of
air and water flowing around the transducer (cavitation)
may be interfering with the interpretation of sonar data.
See your Installation Guide for suggestions on adjusting the
transducer position.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar readings
seem weak or faulty.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not
positioned correctly (i.e. mounted at an angle, not straight
down), or there is some kind of mechanical interference,
either because it is mounted inside a hull that is too thick
for proper sonar transmission, the bond between the
transducer and the hull is not airtight, or because the
transducer is dirty. Check with your Installation Guide for
guidance on re-positioning the transducer, and make sure
the transducer is clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of signal
transmission.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds,
and high sensitivity readings. One or more of the following sources can cause
noise or interference:
Possible Source of Noise
Isolation
Other electronic devices
Turn off any nearby electronic devices to see
if the problem goes away, then turn them on
one at a time to see if the noise re-appears.
The boat’s engine
To determine whether the boat’s engine is the
source of the noise, increase the RPMs while
the boat is in neutral and stationary to see if
the noise increases proportionately; if noise
appears when you rev the engine, the
problem could be the spark plugs, alternator,
or tachometer wiring. Replace the spark plugs
with resistor plugs, install an alternator filter,
or route the control head power and
transducer cables away from the engine
wiring.
Cavitation from the boat’s
propeller
Turbulence created by the propeller can cause
noise; make sure the transducer is mounted
at least 15” (38 cm) from the propeller, and that
the water flows smoothly over the face of the
transducer at all times.
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700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
Accessories customize the 700 Series™ Fishing System to your needs and
enable you to stay on the edge of new technology. When an accessory is
connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System, additional menus and readouts
are added automatically to the Main Menu System. Accessories available today
that are supported by your Fishing System include:
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer: purchase and connect the QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer to your 700 Series™ Fishing System to access specialized
QuadraBeam PLUS™ functions such as two 45° fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side
Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish, bait and structure to the left and
right of the boat over an area of the bottom that’s always equal to twice your
depth, for a continuous 90° of uninterrupted side to side coverage to 160 feet.
WeatherSense® Fishing Condition Monitor: purchase and plug in the
WeatherSense® accessory to your 700 Series™ Fishing System to obtain
barometric pressure readouts and trend data in real time.
GPS Connection Cable: purchase the GPS Connection Cable in order to
connect a handheld or other NMEA* GPS-compatible device that you may
already own to your 700 Series™ Fishing System.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
Wireless Sonar Link (WSL): purchase the Wireless Sonar Link (WSL) accessory
to receive remote sonar signals from a SmartCast® Remote Sonar Sensor (RSS).
Radio signals from the RSS are received by the WSL and transmitted over the
Accessory Bus to the 700 Series™ Fishing System.
PC Connect Cable: Purchase the PC Connect Cable to connect the 700 Series™
Fishing System to a PC in order to upload product software updates and new
features obtained from www.humminbird.com. This accessory requires the
MSWindows-compatible HumminbirdPC™ software downloaded from our web
site to your PC in order to communicate with the 700 Series™ Fishing System.
Universal Sonar 2: Your 700 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar
2, a state-of-the-art, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the
lower unit of Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is
concealed inside the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of
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harm’s way, with no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features
new temperature sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™
technology (available with all Humminbird® DualBeam PLUS™ models). An
expanded view and greater bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of
the water below, along with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.
Downriggers are the key to catching fish you otherwise couldn’t even touch. And
now Humminbird’s CannonLink™ Downrigger Controller makes operation of up
to six Cannon® Mag 20 DT or Mag 20 DT/HS downriggers incredibly easy. Using
the controls on your Fishing System, deploy or retrieve downriggers, hold a
specific distance off the bottom, cycle downriggers between two depths, and
adjust the Positive Ion Control. Even see temperature and water clarity at depth
and speed at the ball right on-screen when using the Cannon® Speed-n-Temp.
You’ll never be shorthanded again, just make adjustments from the helm, while
your mate rigs the lines and brings in the fish!
With the new InterLink™ Network Connection, you can now share GPS position,
waypoints, routes and your current track between two Humminbird® Fishing
Systems in real time. Mark a waypoint at the console, and it’s instantly available
on the second unit. No matter where you’re at on the boat, you’ll have access to
your critical fishing and navigation information. Plus, daisy chain InterLink™ with
other System Modules and you’ll have a network that lets you share digital data
around the boat. It’s a simply, clearly, better networking solution!
Humminbird’s AS WX 1 weather accessory provides anglers with access to
continuously-updating weather conditions. The AS WX 1 uses sophisticated
technology to track nationwide weather information for more than 20 different
weather conditions, including precipitation, wind, lightning, and full forecasts
for more than 150 cities across the country, then scales and customizes this
detail to the angler’s specific location. See the AS WX 1 accessory guide
for details.
Be sure to check out our web site www.humminbird.com for additional new and
exciting accessories to grow your 700 Series™ Fishing System!
NOTE: Each accessory requires a separate purchase. You can visit our web site
at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
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Depth Capability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 ft (50 m) Side Imaging®
1500 ft (500 m) DualBeam PLUS™
Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Operating Frequency. . . . 455 kHz, 200 kHz and 83 kHz DualBeam PLUS™
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . Side Imaging®: (2) 86º @ -10 db in 455 kHz (180º Total Coverage)
DualBeam PLUS™: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz
20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20 VDC
LCD Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 V x 640 H
Transducer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XNT 9 SI 180 T
Transducer Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ft (6 m)
Current Draw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 mA
NOTE: Humminbird® verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual
depth performance may vary due to transducer installation, water type, thermal layers,
bottom composition and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
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Sonar Terms:
Alarm, Depth: Depth Alarm is a user-controllable, audible alert that sounds
when depth is less than or equal to the setting.
Alarm, Temperature: Temperature Alarm is a user-controllable, audible alert
that sounds when the water surface temperature equals the setting.
Backlight: Backlight is a user-controllable illumination for the LCD for night and
low light use.
Beam (Sonar Beam): A sonar beam is the wide, cone-shaped projection of
sound waves formed as sound travels underwater. See Cone Angle.
Big Digits View: Big Digits View is a Humminbird® feature that displays the sonar
graph and enlarged digital readouts for easy reading from a distance. This is a
great tool when monitoring the digital depth is important - such as with higher
boat speeds, or when viewing the unit from a distance. When speed input is
available, the Big Digits View also shows the TripLog. See TripLog.
Bottom Black: Bottom Black is a Humminbird® feature that “fills in“ the area of
the display below the bottom contour. Bottom Black is preferred by some
anglers because of its high contrast and easy readability, even though it can
obscure bottom hardness information.
Bottom Contour: Bottom Contour is the profile of the bottom graphed to the
display as the depth changes.
Bottom Hardness: Bottom Hardness is the density (or composition) of the
bottom, which can often be determined by interpreting the main sonar return.
Varying levels of hardness can be determined by interpreting the “thickness“ of
the sonar return. Hard returns appear thin and black, softer returns appear
thicker and less black. It is important to note that a sonar return from a sloping
bottom can have the appearance of a softer bottom.
Cavitation: Cavitation is the effect of air bubbles created as the propeller
rotates and the boat moves through the water.
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Chart Speed: Chart Speed is a user-controllable feature that sets the speed at
which sonar information moves across the display. A faster setting displays
sonar information from more pings and shows more detail, but the information
moves quickly across the display: a slower setting permits viewing of more
sonar history, but does not display as much detail. The best setting is often the
user’s personal choice.
Cone Angle: The cone angle is the angular measurement of the sonar beam at
a specific dB down point (i.e. -10 dB). See dB Down Point.
Customizable Digital Readouts: Customizable Digital Readouts is a
Humminbird® feature that permits the user to select the specific digital
information that appears in the main Sonar view (i.e. Speed, Temperature,
Barometric Pressure, TripLog, etc.)
Dead Zone: The dead zone is the area of the sonar beam that receives the sonar
signal after the main bottom return. Fish and other objects close to the bottom
that fall within the dead zone will probably not be visible in the sonar beam.
Precision sonar beams, such as the Humminbird® 20° beam, have a smaller
dead zone than wider sonar beams.
Decibel: A Decibel is the measurement for sound pressure level, or
“intensity”of the sonar return. See dB Down Point.
dB Down Point: The dB Down Point is the standard decibel level at which the
sonar cone angle is measured, and is written as “@ -10 dB” or “@ -3 dB“.
Measurements at smaller down points (bigger negative numbers) indicate that
the less intensive sonar signals are being used for the measurement.
Display, FSTN: FSTN is an acronym for Film Super-Twist Nematic. FSTN is a
monochrome display technology characterized by black, high-contrast pixels.
All monochrome fixed mount Humminbird® products use FSTN technology.
DualBeam PLUS™: DualBeam PLUS™ is a Humminbird® sonar configuration
that uses two sonar beams simultaneously, and combines the information from
both beams into one view by overlapping the data on-screen, or shows each
beam individually side by side, or permits each beam to be viewed individually
full screen.
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Feature Memory: Feature Memory is a Humminbird® feature that retains the
user’s menu settings in permanent memory. Settings are retained even when the
unit is powered off indefinitely.
Fish Arch: A Fish Arch is the apparent “arch“ that appears on the display when
any object moves through the sonar cone. The arch results from a gradual
decrease in distance to an object as it moves into the sonar cone. The distance to
an object changes due to the conical shape of the sonar beam, which causes the
distance to be greater at the edges of the beam than at the center of the beam.
When this distance change is graphed on the display, an arch appears.
Fish ID+™: Fish ID+™ is a Humminbird® feature that uses advanced sonar
processing algorithms to determine if a detected object is likely to be a fish. When
the sonar signal from an object meets strict parameters, the unit draws a Fish
Symbol (or icon) and the digital depth of the target. On DualBeam and DualBeam
PLUS™ units, fish detected in the narrow center beam are shown as shaded
symbols, and fish detected in the wider beam are shown as hollow symbols.
Fish Symbol: A Fish Symbol is the graphic that is displayed on the screen when
Fish ID+™ determines that a sonar return is likely to be a fish. See Fish ID+™.
Freeze Frame: Freeze Frame is a Humminbird® feature that pauses the sonar
scrolling so that the image on screen can be studied with greater detail. See
Instant Image Update.
Frequency: Frequency is a measure of the number of sound wave cycles per
second of a sound impulse transmitted underwater. A typical frequency for
fishfinders is 200 kHz, which offers a good balance of performance under many
conditions. Lower frequencies, such as 50 kHz, are capable of penetrating to
greater depths, but with less resolution. Higher frequencies, such as 455 kHz, offer
greater resolution, but are limited in depth performance. Humminbird® uses a
variety of frequencies that are optimized for specific applications.
Grayscale: Grayscale is the use of varying shades of gray to represent the
strength of the sonar signal on the display , and is a very intuitive method of
presenting information. Traditionally, the strongest sonar signals are
represented in black, and progressively weaker signals are represented in
progressively lighter shades of gray.
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Grayscale, Inverse: Inverse Grayscale is a Humminbird® feature that reverses the
correlation of sonar signal strength and the shade of gray typically used to
represent it. The strongest sonar signals are represented by “white“, and
progressively weaker signals are represented in progressively darker shades of
gray. While somewhat counter-intuitive, this method makes the sonar images
crisper, and has the benefit of enhancing the apparent sensitivity because the
weaker signals appear bolder. Inverse grayscale works well in very clear water.
Debris-laden water often appears as a lot of clutter on the screen.
Instant Image Update: Instant Image Update is a Humminbird® feature that
updates all the sonar information on the display when Sensitivity and a variety of
sonar settings (Bottom View, Range, etc.) are modified. This differs from the
traditional functionality that only updates the new sonar information collected
after the setting change. Instant Image Update permits more accurate fine-tuning
of the display because the user can see the results on the complete sonar graph.
When combined with the Freeze Frame feature, the user can adjust and
understand the effects of many different sonar settings quickly and easily.
Maximum Depth Menu: The Maximum Depth Menu is a Humminbird® feature
that optimizes performance based on the maximum operational depth set by the
user. Many Humminbird® units can operate across a very broad depth range (up
to 2500 feet) which causes the unit to “look“ up to that full depth under some
circumstances. Due to the speed of sound in water, this can result in less
responsiveness because the unit has to wait for a longer period of time to receive
the sonar signal. When the Maximum Depth menu is set to a lower value, the unit
only looks up to the setting, which increases the responsiveness of the unit. This
is an important feature for anyone operating in shallower depths!
Noise: Noise is unintentional, external sound waves that interfere with the optimal
operation of sonar. Noise appears as random “dots“ on the display, and is caused
by a variety of sources. Electrical noise (from trolling motors, bilge pumps, VHF
radios) typically manifests as a consistent dot pattern. Electrical noise can be
isolated by selectively turning on and off other electrical devices to determine the
source. Often re-routing the power cable, or connecting to an alternative power
supply (second battery) can help overcome electrical noise. Hydrodynamic noise
(from propeller and/or hull cavitation) has a more random appearance and is
generally related to boat speed, so that faster operation results in more noise.
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Hydrodynamic noise can be overcome by proper transducer installation. Many
Humminbird® products have a Noise Filter menu setting that allows the user to
clear the screen of noise that is difficult to eliminate.
Pixels: Pixels are the “picture elements“, or small square blocks, that make
up the image on the LCD. Measured as a vertical by horizontal number
(i.e. 640V x 320H), this key specification typically indicates the quality of
resolution. In fishfinders, the total resolution (vertical multiplied by horizontal)
is often less important than the “Vertical Pixel“ resolution. See Pixels, Vertical.
Pixels, Vertical: Vertical Pixels are a number of vertical picture elements in a
single column on an LCD display. A greater number of vertical pixels provide finer
resolution of targets detected by sonar. Essentially, a vertical distance (the depth),
when divided by a larger number, breaks that distance into smaller samples, each
representing a smaller area and thus providing more detail. In fishfinders, vertical
pixels are more critical than horizontal pixels because the horizontal axis of the
display represents time, or history. Sonar information on the horizontal axis can
vary greatly, depending on boat speed and the Chart Speed setting. A greater
number of horizontal pixels show more sonar history that the boat has passed
through. On many models, Humminbird® provides the most vertical pixels to
provide a better display resolution. See Chart Speed and Pixels.
Power Output: Power output is the amount of sound energy emitted into the
water by the sonar transmitter. Power output is measured using either RMS (Root
Mean Square) or P-T-P (Peak-to-Peak) measurement systems. Either method is
acceptable, but it is important, when comparing power outputs, to make sure that
the same measurement system is being used for both outputs, because P-T-P
numbers are 8 times higher than RMS numbers. Greater power output allows the
sonar signal to penetrate through weeds and thermoclines, reach deeper depths
and operate more effectively in noisy environments, such as when the boat is
running at high speed.
Pulse Width (Pulse Length): Pulse Width is the length of time that a sonar sound
burst is transmitted into the water. Shorter pulse widths provide better target
separation, but cannot travel to great depths. Longer pulse widths provide better
depth penetration, but result in poorer target separation. Humminbird® varies
pulse width based on depth to optimize both target separation and depth
performance. See Target Separation.
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QuadraBeam PLUS™: QuadraBeam PLUS™ is a Humminbird® sonar
configuration that uses four sonar beams for a more detailed bottom image.
QuadraBeam PLUS™ uses the DualBeam PLUS™ configuration for downlooking,
and also adds two additional beams to look to the left and right. The sonar beams
pointing to the left and right provide the ability to spot fish and structure over a
wide 90° area, and to identify on which side of the boat they are located. See
DualBeam PLUS™.
Quick Disconnect Mount: The Quick Disconnect Mounting system is an
exclusive Humminbird® feature that permits the unit to be easily removed from
the mounting base by pressing a release button, and re-installed by simply
snapping it back into place. All cable connections are made when installing, so
that no separate wiring connections are required. Additionally, the mount offers
90° tilt and 360° swivel capability to adjust the viewing angle of the unit as you
move about the boat.
Real Time Sonar: Real Time Sonar is a Humminbird® technology that delivers
ultra-fast sonar transmitter/receiver operation and results in a more detailed
instantaneous view of what is under the boat. The Real Time Sonar window
is a vertical band at the right side of the display that shows the instantaneous
sonar return from the transducer at a particular instant. The RTS Window™
menu option permits the user to adjust the window to show the full sonar
signal return, or just a narrower band that indicates intensity using grayscale.
Real Time Sonar relies on very fast Sonar Update Rate (Ping Speed). See
Sonar Update Rate.
Receiver: See Transmitter.
Second Return: The Second Return is a term that describes the appearance of
a second sonar return below the primary sonar return (bottom contour) at
exactly twice the true depth. The second return is caused by the same sonar
energy bouncing off the bottom once, rebounding to the water surface and
then traveling back down to the bottom to be reflected again. Second returns
are more common in shallow water and over hard bottoms; it is actually
possible to see a third sonar return under some circumstances. The second
return provides useful information to help determine bottom hardness, as areas
with harder bottoms will generally create a second return. The second return
can be used as a guide to set Sensitivity when in shallower water.
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Sensitivity: Sensitivity is a user feature that adjusts the sensitivity of the sonar
system to show more or less detail in the water. Higher sensitivities are often
preferred, however, when the water contains debris (silt, storm debris, etc.) and it
can be difficult to pick out targets. Conversely, if sensitivity is set too low, relevant
targets may be missed.
SONAR: SONAR is the acronym for SOund and NAvigation Ranging. Sonar
technology uses precision sound bursts transmitted underwater to determine the
distance and other attributes of objects in the water. Distance can be determined
because the speed of sound in water is constant, and the time for the signal to
return is measured. Sound also travels very quickly underwater, making sonar a
responsive, cost-effective tool. Sonar is the basic technology behind all
recreational and commercial fishfinding and depthfinding devices.
Sonar Echo Enhancement: Sonar Echo Enhancement is a Humminbird® feature that
describes the high degree of sonar sensitivity achieved through a combination of
transmitter/receiver and software algorithms. The result of Sonar Echo Enhancement
is to display virtually everything in the water that is of interest to the angler, including
bait fish, game fish, thermoclines, weed beds, subtle structure, and more.
Sonar Update Rate: Sonar Update Rate is the number of times per second that
the transmitter/receiver sends and receives sonar signals. A very fast sonar update
rate collects more information and provides a more detailed image of the bottom,
fish and structure. Many Humminbird® units operate at up to 40 times per second
when in single frequency operation. Due to the limitation of the speed of sound in
water, the update rate begins to slow as depth increases to deeper than 50 feet.
In very shallow water (less than 10 feet), however, update rates as much as 60
times per second can be achieved.
Speed: Speed is the rate at which the boat moves through the water. Boat speed
can be measured as Speed Over Ground or Speed Through Water. Speed Over
Ground is provided by GPS, and is the measurement of the boats progress across
a given distance. Speed Through Water is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and
is the measurement of the flow past the boat, which may vary depending on
current speed and direction. Speed Through Water is most critical for anglers
using downriggers, as it impacts the running depth of the down riggers. Speed
Over Ground is optimal for navigation, as accurate destination times can be
derived from this measurement. Humminbird® products allow for input and
display of both sources.
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Structure: Structure is a general term for objects on the bottom that present a
discontinuity and are a likely attractor for fish. This includes bottom contour
features (drop-offs, humps, and holes), standing structure (stumps, timbers, brush
piles) and a wide range of other potential objects (sunken boats, reefs).
Humminbird® units excel at showing structure with great detail over a wider area
due to unique sonar configurations developed for the angler.
Structure ID®: Structure ID® is a Humminbird® feature that describes the
traditional grayscale method of presenting sonar information. See Grayscale.
Surface Clutter: Surface Clutter is a phenomenon where sonar returns are
reflected off of tiny objects near the surface of the water, including algae and even
air bubbles. Typically, saltwater environments have significantly greater surface
clutter than freshwater due to continuous wind and wave action that causes
aeration at the surface. The Surface Clutter menu provides manual control to bias
the default settings under extreme conditions.
Target Separation: Target Separation is the measurement of minimum distance that
a fishfinder needs to be able to recognize two very close objects as two distinct
targets (i.e. two fish hanging very close, or a fish hanging very close to structure).
Humminbird® fishfinders provide a very good 2 1/2 inches of target separation in
shallower than 100 feet of depth. Target separation decreases as depth increases
due to the need for longer Pulse Width to achieve greater depth. See Pulse Width.
Thermoclines: Thermoclines are water layer(s) of distinctly different temperatures
that create a sonar reflection due to the density of the differing water
temperatures. Typically a thermocline will appear as a continuous band across the
display at some distance above the bottom contour. Thermoclines are of interest
to anglers because fish will suspend above or below the thermocline as they seek
the optimum temperature and oxygen levels.
Time Variable Gain: Time Variable Gain is a processing step applied to the sonar
return to “normalize“ the data so that objects of equal size (i.e. fish) appear to be
the same size, even if they are separated by a good distance. Time Variable Gain
is a fundamental attribute of good sonar, but is often promoted as a feature.
Total Screen Update®: A Humminbird® feature that refreshes and updates all the
sonar information on the display when a range change occurs. Without Total
Screen Update®, only the most recent sonar information would be drawn to the
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new range, and the old sonar information would continue to scroll off the screen
at the old range.
Transducer: The transducer is part of the sonar system, which mounts on the
boat and is in contact with the water, that converts the electrical energy from
the transmitter into sound energy, and that forms the sonar beam in turn.
Internally, the transducer consists of one or more piezo electric disks that
expand by very minute amounts to create the sound wave. This element also
works in reverse, converting the returned sound energy back into an electrical
signal that the receiver interprets. Transducers are available for many specific
mounting applications for the boat, such as a transom mount, trolling motor
mount, etc. Humminbird® offers many sophisticated transducers, often with
multiple piezo electric elements designed to form specifically-shaped sonar
beams, providing the angler with superior tools for finding and catching fish.
See Transmitter and SONAR.
Transmitter: The transmitter and receiver are matched parts of the sonar system
that send (transmit) and listen to (receive) the sonar signals, and work in
conjunction with the transducer. Humminbird® transmitters have an extremely fast
cycling design that can send signals up to 60 times per second, as well as produce
the varying levels of power output needed for different depths and conditions.
Additionally, the transmitter has the capability to create very precise sonar pulses
needed for a high degree of target separation. Humminbird® receivers are
extremely sensitive, but within a narrow “bandwidth“ to discriminate against
noise from external sources. Additionally, the receiver offers a wide “dynamic
range“ which provides the ability to receive very strong signals alternating with
very weak signals, without the strong signal overwhelming the weak signal.
See Transducer and Noise.
TripLog: TripLog is a Humminbird® feature that provides an on-screen counter for
Elapsed Time, Average Speed and Total Distance traveled, and requires a speed
input to activate the feature. TripLog appears on the Big Digits View, and can be
reset to zero through the TripLog menu.
TrueArch®: TrueArch® is a Humminbird® feature that provides true fish arches, not
artificial arches or symbols. Humminbird® units are capable of producing fish
arches due to the wide 60° sonar beam of DualBeam PLUS™, an extremely
sensitive sonar receiver. See Fish Arch.
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Viewing Angle: Viewing Angle is an attribute of an LCD that characterizes visibility
of the display when viewing from off the central access, such as when standing
to the side of the fishfinder. Wider viewing angles are better because the
information remains visible even when viewing from the side.
WhiteLine™: WhiteLine™ is a Humminbird® feature that highlights the
strongest sonar return on the display using a very light gray band. This is
preferred by some anglers who have grown accustomed to the feature on
paper graph chart recorders.
WideSide®: WideSide® is a Humminbird® sonar configuration used in an optional
transducer. WideSide® uses three sonar beams pointing to the left, right and
down. Beams pointing to the left and right are effective for spotting fish and
structure near the surface or on the bank. The downlooking beam provides depth
information directly below the boat.
X-Press™ Menu: X-Press™ Menus are a Humminbird® feature that make the
most commonly-used menu selections available with one press of the MENU key.
Items that appear on the X-Press™ Menu are related to the current view, and
present the most logical options for that view. Sonar View X-Press™ menus will
differ from Chart View X-Press™ menus, etc. X-Press™ menus are one of the
principal reasons that Humminbird® products are easier to use.
Zoom: Zoom is a feature that focuses in on a smaller area of the bottom to provide
enhanced resolution. With enhanced resolution, the angler can more easily see
fish hanging in structure or multiple fish hanging close together. Split screen zoom
divides the display into the full range view on the right, and the zoomed view on
the left. Humminbird® offers One-Touch® Zoom which allows the zoom feature to
be easily accessed from the regular sonar view with just one key press, eliminating
the need to use menus to access the feature.
Zoom, Bottom Lock: Bottom Lock Zoom is a feature that focuses on a smaller area
just above the bottom to provide enhanced resolution. Unlike regular zoom, it
continuously graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display regardless of
changes in depth. This “flattens“ out the bottom contour, but is effective at
showing fish on or near the bottom, and is preferred by many saltwater anglers.
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GPS & Navigation Terms:
Acquisition Time: The length of time that a GPS receiver typically takes to
determine a position from at least three satellites. Humminbird® GPS receivers
provide very fast acquisition times (under one minute), permitting users to get out
on the water faster.
Alarm, Arrival: The audible alert that sounds when the boat is equal to or less than
the alarm setting (25 feet – 3000 feet) from the location of the destination waypoint.
Alarm, Drift: Drift Alarm is an audible alert that sounds when the boat is equal to
or over the alarm setting (25 feet – 3000 feet) from the location where the alarm
was turned on.
Alarm, Off-Course: Off-Course Alarm is an audible alert that sounds when the
boat’s distance from the intended Track, (Cross Track Error), is equal to or over the
alarm setting (25 feet – 3000 feet). See Track and Cross Track Error.
Altitude: Altitude measures height above sea level. Altitude is a measurement that
can be provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG): 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).
Chartplotter: Chartplotter describes a navigation device that shows Present
Position on a Map, along with Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes. All Chartplotters are
also considered Trackplotters. All Humminbird® GPS Combo units are
Chartplotters. See Trackplotter.
Cold Start: Cold Start refers to the procedure that a GPS receiver must perform
when it does not have historical information regarding its current location. This
procedure typically lasts for several minutes, and may be experienced upon first
power up of the receiver, or if the receiver has been moved a great distance.
Course Over Ground (COG): Course Over Ground 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. COG is often confused with Heading. See Heading.
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Cross Track Error (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. See Track.
Differential GPS (DGPS): Differential GPS is a system to improve the position
accuracy of the Department of Defense GPS through the use of secondary
“correction signals” broadcast from ground stations around the coastal United
States and on some inland waterways. These correction signals are provided by
the USCG and received by an auxiliary Differential Beacon Receiver (DBR) that
connects to the GPS receiver. The advent of WAAS has largely negated the need
for the added expense of a DBR in the United States.
Distance To Go: Distance To Go is the straight-line distance between Present
Position and the Destination Waypoint. DTG and SOG (Speed Over Ground) are
used to calculate Time To Go. See Time to Go and Speed Over Ground.
Estimated Position Error (EPE): Estimated Position Error is a calculation that
indicates the potential position inaccuracy the user may experience due to a
variety of GPS factors which include satellite position in the sky, signal strength
and others factors.
Fix Type: Fix Type indicates whether the GPS receiver is providing 2D fix or 3D fix. A
2D fix requires only three satellites and provides only latitude and longitude. A 3D fix
requires four or more satellites, and provides latitude, longitude and altitude.
GPS: GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System. GPS provides accurate
position (latitude, longitude, altitude) information virtually anywhere on the earth
through satellite technology and personal receivers on the ground. A series of
geosynchronous satellites broadcast a unique signal toward the earth once per
second. A GPS receiver, such as that included with many Humminbird® products,
receives the signals from these satellites and is able to determine position based
on very slight differences in the time each signal is received and the receiver’s
knowledge of the location of each of the satellites.
Heading: Heading describes the direction the boat is pointing and is measured in
degrees (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
Due to wind and waves, the boat is often traveling in a slightly different direction
than it is heading, and therefore Heading is often confused with Course Over
Ground. See Course Over Ground.
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Map Datum: A Map Datum refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that
was referenced when creating a chart (i.e. WGS84). Since the earth is not flat, and
not even consistently round, a mathematical model must be used to translate
coordinates from the sphere of the earth to the flat surface of a chart. This
mathematical model is the Map Datum. Historically, many different Map Datums
have been used around the world to create maps; often a reference to the Map
Datum can be found in the legend of a paper map. It is important to select the
correct Map Datum setting in your fishfinder when comparing GPS position to a
paper chart to avoid slight position inaccuracies. Almost all electronic charts use
the WGS84 Map Datum and therefore, they do not require setting changes.
MMC: MMC is an acronym for Multi Media Card. An MMC is a postage stampsized memory device used to store electronic data such a maps, waypoints, routes
and other information. MMC is a very rugged format suitable for the marine
environment, but it is not waterproof. The MMC is removable from Humminbird®
products, and can be used in a PC that is equipped with an appropriate card
reader. MMC is the same format that many digital cameras use. See SD.
North, Magnetic: North is the principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North
is 000°). Magnetic North relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a metal
pointer generally towards True North. However, due to local variations in the
earth’s magnetic field around the globe, the difference between True North and
Magnetic North can be greater than 10°. See True North.
North, True: North is the principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is
000°). True North uses the axis of the rotation of the earth as the reference for
North and is constant for all points on the earth. Most GPS units default to True
North as the setting. The GPS heading may vary from the boat compass heading
because the compass uses Magnetic North. Humminbird® GPS units provide the
option of selecting True or Magnetic readouts by using the North Reference menu.
See Magnetic North.
Present Position: Present Position is the current location (latitude, longitude)
determined by GPS. The Present Position is indicated on-screen by a directional
boat icon if the boat is moving, or a round symbol if the boat is stationary.
Route: A Route is series of waypoints linked together in a specific sequence to
define a navigation path between two points, and saved in the fishfinder’s
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memory. Routes are often used when frequently traveling between two or more
locations because it is a faster and more accurate method than repeatedly
selecting individual waypoints each time one travels through the same area.
Routes consist of a Start Waypoint, an End Waypoint, and a series of waypoints
in between. Users can begin navigation at the beginning, the end (to run the route
in reverse) or at any waypoint in between. See Waypoint.
SD: SD is an acronym for Secure Digital. An SD card is virtually identical in
function to an MMC; however, the speed at which information can be accessed is
generally faster, the storage capacity is generally larger, and the card has security
features which can be used to prevent extracting the data from the card. SD is the
same format that many digital cameras use. See MMC.
Selective Availability: Selective Availability (SA) is a GPS system “feature” that
can be implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to degrade the
accuracy of GPS positioning information. With SA active, the GPS is accurate to
within 100 meters 95% of the time. With SA inactive, the GPS is accurate to within
45 meters 95% of the time. Currently, SA is inactive and the consumer can enjoy
the greater precision GPS provides; however, the DoD reserves the right to activate
SA at any time.
Speed Over Ground (SOG): Speed Over Ground is the measurement of the boat’s
progress across a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS.
An alternate, Speed Through Water, is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is
the measurement of the flow past the boat, which may vary depending on current
speed and direction. Speed Over Ground is optimal for navigation because
accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement. Humminbird®
products allow for input and display of both speed measurements.
Time To Go (TTG): Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the destination
waypoint. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. See SOG and DTG.
Track: A Track is a series of saved points that define the past path of the boat.
These Track Points are saved at regular time intervals. Tracks are a useful and quick
method to see where you’ve been, and an easy guide to follow to get you back to
the starting point. Generally, all GPS units have a limited number of Track Points
that can be saved before the unit runs out of memory and begins erasing the first
track points saved. Because of this, the user can adjust the Track Point Interval
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menu to increase the amount of time between when points are saved, and thus
extend the distance covered by a track. Tracks can also be permanently saved to
memory, and re-displayed at the user’s option.
Track Line (TRK): The Track Line is the planned 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 (i.e. 321°, where 000°
is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). See Cross Track Error and
Course Over Ground.
Trackplotter: Trackplotter describes a navigation device that shows Present
Position, along with Track, Waypoint, and Routes, but NO MAP in the background.
See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid: Trolling Grid is a Humminbird® feature that displays a precise
reference grid around a waypoint. This grid is used as a guide pattern for trolling
around a specific area to assure a more efficient and complete coverage of that
area. Trolling Grid resolution be changed by zooming in or out on the chart. The
Trolling Grid can also be rotated on the display to orient it for optimal boat course
for wave and wind conditions.
UTC: UTC is an acronym for Universal Time Constant. UTC is the “standard time”
used in navigation, and is the local time in Greenwich England. (UTC is equivalent
to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)). To display the correct Local Time in a
Humminbird® GPS unit, the user must use the Local Time Zone menu and select
the time zone (i.e. EST, CST).
WAAS: WAAS is an acronym for Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS is
complementary technology to GPS that provides enhanced accuracy through
correction signals broadcast from Federal Aviation Administration WAAS satellites
stationed over the USA. These secondary signals are automatically received by the
standard Humminbird® GPS Receiver. With WAAS signal, GPS accuracy is
improved to within 3 meters 95% of the time. Outside the United States, regional
governmental coalitions have created similar systems such as EGNOS (Europe)
and MSAS (Japan).
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Waypoint: A Waypoint is the saved location (latitude, longitude) of a point of
interest that is stored in a GPS receiver’s memory. This can include a marker buoy,
dock, fishing hole or anywhere else the user may want to return to. Humminbird®
products offer the ability to name and assign a symbol to the saved location.
Depth, Date and Time of Day when the waypoint was created is also saved.
Waypoint Target: Waypoint Target is a Humminbird® feature that displays a
precise “bull’s eye” around a selected waypoint. This bull’s eye is used to easily
monitor boat position relative to a waypoint, and is useful for fishing over
submerged structure. With Waypoint Targets, a quick look at the screen lets you
know how far off the waypoint the boat has drifted.
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