Garmin 100 series Fish Finder User Manual

echo 100 Series
™
Owner’s Manual
March 2014
190-01708-00_0B
Printed in Taiwan
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Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................... 1
Registering Your Device ............................................................ 1
Contacting Garmin Product Support .......................................... 1
Manual Conventions .................................................................. 1
Getting Started............................................................... 1
Keys ........................................................................................... 1
Turning on the Device Automatically ......................................... 1
Selecting the Transducer Type .................................................. 1
Adjusting the Contrast ................................................................ 1
Setting the Beeper ..................................................................... 1
Menu Timeout ............................................................................ 1
Using Quick Adjust ..................................................................... 1
Sonar Display ................................................................. 1
Sonar ............................................................................... 1
DownVü Sonar View .................................................................. 1
Sonar Frequencies ..................................................................... 2
Adjusting the Range of the Depth Scale .................................... 2
Adjusting the Zoom .................................................................... 2
Pausing the Sonar Screen ......................................................... 2
Setting the Sonar Scroll Speed .................................................. 2
Configuring the Appearance of Suspended Targets .................. 2
Sonar Gain and Noise Settings .................................................. 2
Alarms ........................................................................................ 2
System Settings ......................................................................... 3
System Unit Settings .................................................................. 3
Appendix .........................................................................3
Specifications ............................................................................. 3
Cleaning the Outer Casing ......................................................... 3
Cleaning the Screen .................................................................. 3
Software License Agreement ..................................................... 3
Index ................................................................................4
Table of Contents
i
Introduction
2 Select an option:
• If you have a 200/77 kHz, dual-beam transducer, select
Dual Beam.‍
• If you have a 200/50 kHz dual-frequency transducer,
select Dual Frequency.‍
• If you have a DownVü transducer, select DownVü.‍
• If you have another type of transducer, select it from the
list.‍
NOTE: The echo 101 device supports 200 kHz only.‍
WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
product box for product warnings and other important
information.‍
Registering Your Device
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today.‍
• Go to http:​/‍​/‍my​.garmin​.com.‍
• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe
place.‍
Contacting Garmin Product Support
• Go to www.garmin.com/‍support and click Contact Support
for in-country support information.‍
• In the USA, call (913) 397.‍8200 or (800) 800.‍1020.‍
• In the UK, call 0808 2380000.‍
• In Europe, call +44 (0) 870.‍8501241.‍
Manual Conventions
In this manual, the term “select” is used to describe these
actions.‍
• Highlighting a menu item and pressing ENTER.‍
• Pressing a key, such as ENTER or MENU.‍
When you are instructed to select menu items, small arrows
may appear in the text.‍ They indicate that you should highlight a
series of items using and , and select ENTER after each
item.‍ For example, for "select MENU > Pause/Rewind Sonar,"
select MENU, and then select or until Pause/Rewind
Sonar is highlighted, and then select ENTER.‍
Getting Started
Adjusting the Contrast
NOTE: This feature is not available on all models.‍
1 Select MENU > Setup > System > Contrast.‍
2 Select or .‍
TIP: Hold or to make large adjustments quickly.‍
3 Select ENTER.‍
Setting the Beeper
You can set when the device makes sounds.‍
1 Select MENU > Setup > Alarms > Beeper.‍
2 Select an option:
• To have the device beep when you select an item and
when an alarm is triggered, select On.‍
• To have the device beep only when alarms are triggered,
select Alarms Only.‍
Menu Timeout
When a menu is open for 20 seconds and no selections are
made, the menu closes and the previous screen is displayed.‍
Using Quick Adjust
After adjusting a setting and returning to a page, you can
quickly return to the setting options.‍
Select or .‍
Keys
Sonar Display
MENU
Displays or hides a list of options.‍
ENTER
Selects a menu item.‍
Scrolls through options or changes settings.‍
Turns the device on or off and adjusts the backlight.‍
Turning on the Device Automatically
You can set the device to turn on automatically when the power
is applied.‍ Otherwise, you must select .‍
Select MENU > Setup > System > Auto Power > On.‍
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Bottom depth
Water temperature (if a temperature-capable transducer is
connected)
Screen depth as screen scrolls from right to left
Selecting the Transducer Type
Before you can select the transducer type, you must know what
kind of transducer you have.‍
You may need to set the transducer type to make the sonar
function properly.‍
1 From a sonar view, select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup >
Transducer Type.‍
Introduction
Sonar
DownVü Sonar View
NOTE: Not all models support DownVü sonar technology and
transducers.‍
1
NOTE: To receive DownVü scanning sonar, you need a
compatible chartplotter or fishfinder and a compatible
transducer.‍
DownVü high-frequency sonar provides a clearer picture below
the boat, providing a more detailed representation of structures
the boat is passing over.‍
Traditional transducers emit a conical beam.‍ The DownVü
scanning sonar technology emits a narrow beam, similar to the
shape of the beam in a copying machine.‍ This beam provides a
clearer, picture-like image of what is beneath the boat.‍
Sonar Frequencies
NOTE: The frequencies available depend on the transducer
being used.‍
Adjusting the frequency helps adapt the sonar for your particular
goals and the present depth of the water.‍
Higher frequencies use narrow beam widths, and are better for
high-speed operation and rough sea conditions.‍ Bottom
definition and thermocline definition can be better when using a
higher frequency.‍
Lower frequencies use wider beam widths, which cover a larger
area and can let the fisherman see more targets, but could also
generate more surface noise and reduce bottom signal
continuity during rough sea conditions.‍ Wider beam widths
generate larger arches for fish target returns, making them ideal
for locating fish.‍ Wider beam widths also perform better in deep
water, because the lower frequency has better deep water
penetration.‍ They can be used to search for structures such as
brush piles.‍
Selecting a Frequency
1 Select MENU.‍
2 Select Frequency or FREQ.‍
3 Select a frequency.‍
Adjusting the Range of the Depth Scale
You can adjust the range of the depth scale that appears on the
right side of the screen.‍ Automatic ranging keeps the bottom
within the lower third of the sonar screen, and can be useful for
tracking the bottom where there are slow or moderate terrain
changes.‍
When the depth changes dramatically, like a drop off or cliff,
manually adjusting the range allows a view of a specified depth
range.‍ The bottom is shown on the screen as long as the
bottom is anywhere within the manual range established.‍
1 Select MENU > Range.‍
2 Select an option.‍
• To allow the device to adjust the range automatically
based on the depth, select Auto.‍
• To increase or decrease the range manually, select
Manual, and select or .‍
NOTE: Setting the range on one page applies that setting to
all pages.‍
Adjusting the Zoom
You can adjust the zoom manually by specifying the span and a
fixed starting depth.‍ For example, when the depth is 15 meters
and a starting depth of 5 meters, the device displays a
magnified area from 5 meters deep to 20 meters deep.‍
You also can allow the device to adjust the zoom automatically
by specifying a span.‍ The device calculates the zoom area from
the bottom of the water.‍ For example, if you select a span of 10
meters, the device displays an magnified area from the bottom
of the water to 10 meters above the bottom.‍
1 Select MENU > Zoom.‍
2 Select Manual or Auto.‍
3 Select Span and select
or to increase or decrease the
magnification of the magnified area.‍
4 If necessary, select Depth to adjust the zoomed window up
or down.‍
NOTE: The zoomed window tracks the bottom in auto mode
only.‍
Pausing the Sonar Screen
Select MENU > Pause.‍
Setting the Sonar Scroll Speed
You can set the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right to left.‍
A higher scroll speed shows more detail, especially while
moving or trolling.‍ A lower scroll speed displays sonar
information on the screen longer.‍
1 Select MENU > Setup > Sonar > Scroll.‍
2 Select a scroll speed.‍
NOTE: Setting the scroll speed on one page applies that
setting to all the pages.‍
Configuring the Appearance of Suspended
Targets
NOTE: Configuring the appearance of suspended targets on
one page applies that setting to all pages.‍
NOTE: This feature is not available on all transducers.‍
Shows suspended targets as symbols.‍
Shows suspended targets as symbols with target depth
information.‍
Shows suspended targets as symbols with background sonar
information.‍
Shows suspended targets as symbols with background sonar
information and target depth information.‍
1 Select MENU > Setup > Sonar > Fish ID.‍
2 Select an option.‍
Sonar Gain and Noise Settings
You can adjust the amount of gain and noise on a sonar screen.‍
The gain setting controls the sensitivity of the sonar receiver to
compensate for water depth and water clarity.‍ Increasing the
gain shows more detail, and decreasing the gain reduces
screen clutter.‍
NOTE: Setting the gain on one page applies the setting to all
the pages.‍
Setting the Gain Manually
1 Select MENU > Gain > Manual.‍
2 Select until you begin to see noise in the water portion of
the screen.‍
to decrease the gain slightly.‍
3 Select
Setting the Gain Automatically
1 Select MENU > Gain.‍
2 Select an option:
• To display higher-sensitivity, weaker sonar returns with
more noise automatically, select Auto-High.‍
• To display medium-sensitivity sonar returns with
moderate noise automatically, select Auto-Med.‍
• To display lower-sensitivity sonar returns with less noise
automatically, select Auto-Low.‍
Alarms
Select MENU > Setup > Alarms.‍
2
Sonar
Battery: Sounds when the battery reaches a specified low
voltage.‍
Deep Water: Sounds when the water depth is deeper than the
specified depth.‍
Drift: Sounds when depth variations at your present location
exceed the specified depth.‍
Fish: Sounds when the device detects a suspended target.‍
•
sets the alarm to sound when fish of all sizes are
detected.‍
•
sets the alarm to sound only when medium or large
fish are detected.‍
•
sets the alarm to sound only when large fish are
detected.‍
Shallow Water: Sounds when the water depth is shallower than
the specified depth.‍
Water Temperature: Sounds when the water temperature
varies more than ± 2 °F (± 1.‍1 °C).‍ Alarm settings are saved
when the device is turned off.‍
NOTE: You must connect the device to a temperaturecapable transducer to use this alarm.‍
NOTICE
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic
components.‍
1 Clean the outer casing of the device (not the screen) using a
cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.‍
2 Wipe the device dry.‍
Cleaning the Screen
NOTICE
Cleaners containing ammonia will harm the anti-reflective
coating.‍
The device is coated with a special anti-reflective coating which
is very sensitive to skin oils, waxes, and abrasive cleaners.‍
1 Apply an eyeglass lens cleaner specified as safe for antireflective coatings to the cloth.‍
2 Gently wipe the screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.‍
Software License Agreement
System Settings
Select MENU > Setup > System.‍
Language: Sets the on-screen language.‍
System Information: Allows you to view software information.‍
System Unit Settings
Select MENU > Setup > Units.‍
Depth: Sets the depth units to feet (ft), meters (m), or fathoms
(ftm).‍
Temperature: Sets the temperature units to Fahrenheit (°F) or
Celsius (°C).‍
NOTE: You must have a temperature-reading transducer
connected to display the temperature.‍
Appendix
Specifications
Specification
Model
Measurement
Temperature Range
echo 101 and 151
From 5° to 131°F (from
-15° to 55°C)
echo 201, 301, and From 5° to 131°F (from
500 series
-15° to 55°C)
Compass Safe
Distance
Cleaning the Outer Casing
echo 101 and 151
10 in.‍ (250 mm)
echo 201 and 301
10 in.‍ (250 mm)
echo 500 series
15.‍75 in.‍ (400 mm)
Power Source
Voltage Range
echo 101
From 10 to 20 V
Rated Current
All models
1 A
Fuse
All models
AGC/3AG - 3.‍0 A
Freshwater Depth*
echo 151
1600 ft (488 m) @ 77 kHz
echo 201, 201dv,
301, and 301dv
1750 ft.‍ (533 m) @ 77 kHz
echo 500 and
500dv series
2300 ft.‍ (701 m) @ 77 kHz
BY USING THE DEVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY
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SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.‍ PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.‍
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license to use the software embedded in this device (the
“Software”) in binary executable form in the normal operation of
the product.‍ Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property
rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin and/or its thirdparty providers.‍
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin
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organization, and code of the Software, for which source code is
not provided, are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and/or its
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echo 201, 301, and From 10 to 28 V
500 series
*Depth capacity is dependent on water salinity, bottom type,
and other water conditions.‍
Appendix
3
Index
A
alarms, sonar 2
B
beeper 1
C
contrast 1
D
device
cleaning 3
registration 1
display settings 1
DownVü 1
H
help 1
K
keys 1
power 1
L
language 3
P
pausing 2
power key 1
product registration 1
Q
quick adjust 1
R
registering the device 1
S
settings 1
system information 3
software license agreement 3
sonar 1, 2
alarms 2
depth scale 2
DownVü 1
frequencies 1, 2
gain 2
noise 2
scroll speed 2
suspended targets 2
zoom 2
specifications 3
system information 3
T
timeout 1
transducer 1
U
units of measure 3
Z
zoom, sonar 2
4
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