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Product Manual
Installation and Operations Manual
1158c Combo & 1198c SI Combo
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Table of Contents
1100 Series™ Introduction
1
How Sonar Works ........................................................................................................................................ 1
High Definition Side Imaging® Sonar (1198c SI Combo models only) .......................................................... 3
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar (1158c, 1198c SI).................................................................................................. 3
QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar (optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer only) ................................ 4
Universal Sonar 2
4
How GPS and Cartography Work
5
Fishing System Configuration
6
Video-Out and RS 232 Connectors.............................................................................................................. 7
Ethernet Connector...................................................................................................................................... 7
Accessory Bus .............................................................................................................................................. 8
Installation Overview
9
Control Head Installation
9
Gimbal Mounting the Control Head............................................................................................................ 9
In-Dash Mounting the Control Head..........................................................................................................15
Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat............................................................................18
Transducer Installation Overview
19
1198c SI Transom Mount Transducer Installation
Side Imaging® Transducer, XHS 9 HDSI 180T (1198c SI only)...................................................................... 20
Overview Side Imaging® Transducer, XHS 9 HDSI 180T (1198c SI only) ........................................................ 21
1158c Transom Mount Transducer Installation
DualBeam PLUS™ Transducer, XNT 9 20 T (1158c only) ............................................................................ 28
Locking Down the Transducer (Optional) .................................................................................................. 39
1158c Inside the Hull Transducer Installation DualBeam PLUS™ Transducer, XNT 9 20 T (1158c only)...... 40
Trolling Motor Transducer Installation ...................................................................................................... 44
Trolling Motor Transducer Options............................................................................................................ 44
GPS Receiver Installation Overview
45
1. GPS Receiver Cable Wires (optional) .................................................................................................... 45
2a. Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem ...................................................................... 45
2b. Access Under Mounting Location ...................................................................................................... 46
2c. No Access Under Mounting Location ................................................................................................ 47
3. Finish Routing the Cable and Check GPS Receiver Operation ............................................................ 48
Testing the System Installation
49
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Power On the Control Head
50
What’s on the Control Head
51
Key Functions
52
POWER/LIGHT Key .................................................................................................................................... 52
VIEW Key .................................................................................................................................................. 52
MENU Key.................................................................................................................................................. 53
4-WAY Cursor Control Key (RIGHT, LEFT, UP, or DOWN Cursor Keys) .......................................................... 53
VIEW PRESET Keys .................................................................................................................................... 54
EXIT Key...................................................................................................................................................... 54
INFO Key .................................................................................................................................................... 54
MARK Key .................................................................................................................................................. 55
GOTO Key.................................................................................................................................................... 55
ZOOM (+/-) Keys........................................................................................................................................ 55
SD Memory Card Slots
56
Add Maps to Your Fishing System ............................................................................................................ 57
Update Software........................................................................................................................................ 58
Export Navigation Data.............................................................................................................................. 59
What’s on the Sonar Display
60
Understanding the Sonar Display ............................................................................................................ 62
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ............................................................................................................ 62
SwitchFire™ .............................................................................................................................................. 63
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor................................................................................................................ 63
Instant Image Update................................................................................................................................ 63
Sonar Bottom Presentation ...................................................................................................................... 64
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display (1198c SI Combo models only)
66
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display .............................................................................................. 68
Side Imaging® Frequencies and Coverage................................................................................................ 69
For Best Performance ................................................................................................................................ 70
On the Water Interpretation...................................................................................................................... 71
Views
74
Side Imaging® View (1198c SI only) .......................................................................................................... 76
Down Imaging™ View (1198c SI only)........................................................................................................ 79
Sonar View ................................................................................................................................................ 82
Sonar Zoom View ...................................................................................................................................... 84
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Split Sonar View ........................................................................................................................................ 86
Snapshot and Recording View (optional-purchase SD memory card required) ............................................ 87
Side Beam View (optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer required) .......................................... 93
Bird’s Eye View .......................................................................................................................................... 97
Chart View (Chart Views and Chart Combo Views) ...................................................................................... 99
Combo Views .......................................................................................................................................... 101
Combo Views: Functions ........................................................................................................................ 101
Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View (1198c SI only) .................................................................................. 102
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View ................................................................................................................ 103
Chart/Chart Combo View ........................................................................................................................ 104
Chart/Sonar Combo View ........................................................................................................................ 105
Chart/Side Imaging® Combo View (1198c SI only) .................................................................................. 106
Down Imaging™/Side Imaging® Combo View (1198c SI only) ................................................................ 107
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View (1198c SI only) .............................................................................. 108
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View (1198c SI only) .............................................................................. 109
Down Imaging™/Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View (1198c SI only) .................................................... 110
Chart Orientation .................................................................................................................................... 111
Viewing Cartography
111
Introduction to Navigation
113
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks .............................................................................................................. 113
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint ............................................................................................................ 115
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position ........................................................................................................ 116
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid .................................................................................................. 117
Save, Edit or Delete a Route .................................................................................................................. 120
Save or Clear a Current Track.................................................................................................................. 121
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks .......................................................................................................... 121
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation ........................................................................................................ 122
The Menu System
124
Start-Up Options Menu
125
Normal...................................................................................................................................................... 125
Simulator.................................................................................................................................................. 126
System Status .......................................................................................................................................... 127
Accessory Test.......................................................................................................................................... 128
GPS Diagnostic View .............................................................................................................................. 129
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X-Press™ Menu
130
Main Menu
131
Quick Tips for the Main Menu ................................................................................................................ 132
Note for all Menu Settings...................................................................................................................... 132
User Mode (Normal or Advanced) .......................................................................................................... 133
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
135
Active Side (Combo Views only) ................................................................................................................ 136
Split Position (Combo Views only) ............................................................................................................ 136
Sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................ 137
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views only) ........................................ 138
Lower Range ............................................................................................................................................ 138
Chart Speed ............................................................................................................................................ 139
Quad Layout (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer, Side Beam View only) .................. 139
Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom View only) ........................................................................................................ 139
Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom View only, when Bottom Lock is On) .............................................................. 140
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................................................. 140
Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu (Side Imaging® Views only [1198c SI])
141
Active Side (Combo Views only) ................................................................................................................ 142
Split Position (Combo Views only) ............................................................................................................ 142
SI Side ...................................................................................................................................................... 142
SI Sensitivity ............................................................................................................................................ 142
SI Enhance .............................................................................................................................................. 143
SI Range .................................................................................................................................................. 143
Chart Speed ............................................................................................................................................ 144
SI Colors .................................................................................................................................................. 144
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................................................. 144
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu (Down Imaging™ Views only [1198c SI])
145
Active Side (Combo Views only) ................................................................................................................ 146
Split Position (Combo Views only) ............................................................................................................ 146
Down Sensitivity ...................................................................................................................................... 146
Upper Range (Advanced: Down Imaging™ Views only) ............................................................................ 147
Lower Range ............................................................................................................................................ 147
Chart Speed ............................................................................................................................................ 148
SI Colors .................................................................................................................................................. 148
Down Imaging Beam Width (Advanced, Down Imaging™ View only) ...................................................... 148
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................................................. 148
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
149
Active Side (Combo Views only) ................................................................................................................ 150
Split Position (Combo Views only) ............................................................................................................ 150
Waypoint [Name] (Only with an active cursor on a waypoint).................................................................... 150
Cursor to Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) ...................................................................................... 151
Save Current Track .................................................................................................................................. 151
Clear Current Track .................................................................................................................................. 151
Save Current Route (only when Navigating) ............................................................................................ 151
Skip Next Waypoint (only when Navigating) ............................................................................................ 151
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................................................. 152
Cancel MOB Navigation (only when MOB Navigation is activated) .......................................................... 152
Remove Target (only if a Target is Active) .................................................................................................. 152
Remove Grid (only if a Grid is Active) ........................................................................................................ 152
Waypoint [Name] (Most recently-created waypoint).................................................................................. 153
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu (Snapshot and Recording View only)
154
Start Recording (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)...................................... 155
Stop Recording (optional-purchase SD Card only)...................................................................................... 155
Delete Image (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................ 155
Delete All Images (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................................. 155
Delete Recording (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................................. 155
Delete All Recordings (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)............................ 156
Pings Per Second (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................................. 156
Playback Speed (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) .................................... 156
Stop Playback (optional-purchase SD Card only)........................................................................................ 157
Alarms Menu Tab
158
Alarm Volume .......................................................................................................................................... 159
Depth Alarm ............................................................................................................................................ 159
Fish ID Alarm............................................................................................................................................ 159
Low Battery Alarm .................................................................................................................................. 160
Aux. Temp Alarm (with optional-purchase Temp. probe or Temp/Speed only) ............................................ 160
Temp. Alarm ............................................................................................................................................ 160
Off Course Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 161
Arrival Alarm ............................................................................................................................................ 161
Drift Alarm................................................................................................................................................ 162
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Sonar Menu Tab
163
Beam Select ............................................................................................................................................ 164
Side View Frequency (Side Imaging® and Down Imaging™ Views only [1198c SI] .................................... 164
Surface Clutter ........................................................................................................................................ 165
SwitchFire™ ............................................................................................................................................ 165
Fish ID+.................................................................................................................................................... 166
Fish ID Sensitivity .................................................................................................................................... 166
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window .......................................................................................................... 167
Sonar Colors ............................................................................................................................................ 168
Bottom View ............................................................................................................................................ 168
Zoom Width (Sonar Zoom View only) ...................................................................................................... 168
83 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced) .................................................................................................................. 168
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, with optional purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer).......................... 169
Depth Lines (Advanced) ............................................................................................................................ 169
SI Range Lines (Advanced, Side Imaging® View only)................................................................................ 170
Noise Filter (Advanced) ............................................................................................................................ 170
Max Depth (Advanced) ............................................................................................................................ 171
Water Type (Advanced) ............................................................................................................................ 171
Transducer Select .................................................................................................................................... 172
Color Bar .................................................................................................................................................. 172
Temperature Graph (Sonar View only, with Temperature input) ................................................................ 173
Down Imaging Beam Width (Advanced).................................................................................................. 173
Contour Mode (Side Imaging® View only).................................................................................................. 173
Navigation Menu Tab
174
Current Track............................................................................................................................................ 175
Saved Tracks ............................................................................................................................................ 175
Waypoints ................................................................................................................................................ 176
Routes ...................................................................................................................................................... 177
Chart Orientation .................................................................................................................................... 177
North Reference ...................................................................................................................................... 177
Waypoint Decluttering (Advanced) .......................................................................................................... 178
Trolling Grid Rotation .............................................................................................................................. 178
Trackpoint Interval .................................................................................................................................. 178
Track Min Distance (Advanced) ................................................................................................................ 178
Track Color Range .................................................................................................................................... 179
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Map Datum (Advanced) ............................................................................................................................ 179
Course Projection Line ............................................................................................................................ 179
3D View Outline ...................................................................................................................................... 179
Export All Nav Data ................................................................................................................................ 179
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) .............................................................................................................. 179
Continuous Navigation Mode ................................................................................................................ 180
GPS Receiver Override (Advanced) .......................................................................................................... 180
Chart Menu Tab
181
Lat/Lon Grid ............................................................................................................................................ 182
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View .................................................................................................................... 182
Chart Select.............................................................................................................................................. 182
Set Simulation Position (Advanced).......................................................................................................... 182
Set Map Offset (Advanced) ...................................................................................................................... 183
Clear Map Offset (Advanced).................................................................................................................... 183
Shaded Depth .......................................................................................................................................... 183
Chart Detail Level (optional-purchase Navionics® charts only) .................................................................. 183
Map Borders ............................................................................................................................................ 184
Spot Soundings (optional-purchase Navionics® charts only) ...................................................................... 184
NVB Chart Preference.............................................................................................................................. 184
Contour Lines (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ...................................................................... 185
Depth Colors (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ........................................................................ 185
Depth Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .................................................................. 185
Depth Highlight Range (+/-) (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .............................................. 185
Water Level Offset (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .............................................................. 185
Shallow Water Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .................................................... 186
Lake List (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .............................................................................. 186
Setup Menu Tab
187
Sound Volume.......................................................................................................................................... 188
Units - Depth............................................................................................................................................ 188
Units - Temp (International only)................................................................................................................ 188
Units - Distance (with Speed input only) .................................................................................................. 188
Units - Speed (with Speed input only) ...................................................................................................... 188
User Mode .............................................................................................................................................. 189
Language (International only).................................................................................................................... 189
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Triplog Reset (with Speed input only) ........................................................................................................ 189
Restore Defaults ...................................................................................................................................... 189
Select Readouts (Advanced, Non-Navigation Mode) ................................................................................ 190
Select Nav Readouts (Advanced, Navigation Mode) ................................................................................ 192
Depth Offset (Advanced) .......................................................................................................................... 194
Aux. Temp Offset (Advanced).................................................................................................................... 194
Temp. Offset (Advanced) .......................................................................................................................... 194
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Speed paddlewheel only) .................................................................. 194
Local Time Zone (Advanced) .................................................................................................................... 194
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced) ............................................................................................................ 194
Position Format (Advanced) ...................................................................................................................... 195
Time Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................................................. 195
Date Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................................................. 195
Digits Format (Advanced).......................................................................................................................... 195
NMEA Output (Advanced) ........................................................................................................................ 196
Sonar ........................................................................................................................................................ 196
Demonstration.......................................................................................................................................... 196
Video Out.................................................................................................................................................. 196
Views Menu Tab
197
Accessories Menu Tab
198
Screen Snapshot (optional-purchase SD Cards only) ................................................................................ 199
AIS (optional-purchase AIS equipment only) .............................................................................................. 199
Troubleshooting
203
1100 Series™ Doesn’t Power Up ............................................................................................................ 203
1100 Series™ Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached ........................................................ 203
Display Problems
204
Finding the Cause of Noise
205
1-Year Limited Warranty
206
Humminbird® Service Policy
206
Returning Your Unit for Service
207
1100 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
209
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Specifications
211
Glossary
213
Appendix A - Transducer Mounting Template: XHS 9 HDSI 180 T
219
Contact Humminbird®
220
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 humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
(334) 687-6613.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Speed Input) or (with Temperature Input) may
require the purchase of separate accessories. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com to order
these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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1100 Series™ Introduction
Your 1100 Series™ Ultra Wide Screen Fishing System comes in several different configurations.
See the following list of products, all of which are covered by this manual, to find your
1100 Series™ configuration:
• Humminbird® 1158c Combo: Ultra wide screen Fishing System with DualBeam PLUS™
sonar and chartplotting. GPS receiver included.
• Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo/1198c SI Combo NVB: Ultra wide screen Fishing
System with Side Imaging® Sonar, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar, and chartplotting. GPS
receiver included.
How Sonar Works
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 1100 Series™ Fishing System uses sonar to
locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as well as depth directly below
the transducer.
Your 1100 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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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.
Introduction
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High Definition Side Imaging® Sonar
(1198c SI Combo models only)
Your 1198c SI Combo 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.
86°
455kHz
86°
455kHz
20°
200kHz
60°
83kHz
Typically, the Side Imaging® sonar can search an
area that is 480 feet wide (240 to each side), with a
typical depth performance of 150 feet when the
Side Imaging® Sonar frequency is set for 455 kHz.
The side beams can be operated at one of two
frequencies: 455 kHz or 800 kHz. Selecting 800 kHz
produces the sharpest image but the search area to
each side and the depth capability are limited as
compared to the 455 kHz frequency. See What’s on
the Side Imaging® Display and Understanding the
Side Imaging® Display for more information.
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar (1158c, 1198c SI)
Your 1100 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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QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer only)
35°
60°
455 kHz
20°
200 kHz
35°
455 kHz
83 kHz
90° Total Coverage
Bottom Coverage = 2 x Depth
Your Fishing System supports the optional-purchase
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer. QuadraBeam PLUS™
sonar provides a 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.
Universal Sonar 2
Your 1100 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-of-the-art, integrated and
protected transducer that is built into the lower unit of Minn Kota® 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. 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.
Introduction
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How GPS and Cartography Work
Your Fishing System also supports GPS (Global Positioning System) and chartplotting. It uses
GPS and sonar to determine your position, display it on a grid, and provide detailed underwater
information.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that continually send radio
signals to the earth. 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.
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.
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 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
See Chart View and SD Memory Card Slots: Add Maps to Your Fishing System for more
information.
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Fishing System Configuration
The Fishing System has a wide variety of configurations that will influence the installation. The
accessory bus, video output, ethernet connector, and RS 232 connectors allow you to expand
your Fishing System capabilities. As you expand the configuration, the menu options that
correspond with the connected accessory will be added to the menu system.
Please read all instructions that are relevant for your configuration before beginning the
installation process.
The 1100 Series™ has a wide variety of configurations.
1
2
3
5
8
6
9
10
7
4
Accessory Bus
1
2
3
4
5
6
Power
Temp/Speed
Temperature
Speed through water
Optional “Y” Cable
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GPS Receiver
WeatherSense®
Transducer
Video Out
RS 232
6
6
7
8
9
10
1100 Series™ Rear View
1
2
3
4
5
6
RS 232
Power
Communications/GPS
Video Out
Ethernet
Temp/Speed
1
4
7 Transducer
5
2
3
6
7
NOTE: Accessories connected to the RS 232 or Video-Out connectors require a separate power source.
Video-Out and RS 232 Connectors
Your unit has a built-in Video Out connector and a dual RS 232 connector, which can be used
with optional-purchase equipment such as AIS (Automatic Identification System). If you
purchase a video monitor and attach it to your control head using the Video Out connector, your
unit will send a video signal if it detects a monitor. See Setup Menu Tab: Video Out for more
information.
NOTE: To purchase a connection cable for an optional-purchase AIS, visit our Web site at humminbird.com
or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: Accessories connected to the RS 232 or Video-Out connectors require a separate power source.
Ethernet Connector
Your unit has a built-in Ethernet connector so that you can network two Humminbird® units.
When you connect the units together using the optional-purchase Humminbird® Ethernet cable,
data is shared across the two units and additional menu options are added to the
Menu System. See the Ethernet Operations Manual for details.
NOTE: The Ethernet cable requires a separate purchase. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact
our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details.
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Accessory Bus
Use the Accessory Bus to expand the functionality of your
Fishing System. Accessories plug directly into the Fishing
System and enable advanced features such as WeatherSense®
and the AS WX 1 Satellite Weather Receiver.
Accessory Bus
When an accessory is plugged into the Fishing System,
additional functions will be added to the menu system
automatically. See Accessories Menu Tab and Fishing System
Accessories in this manual. Also, see the accessory’s
operations manual for additional details.
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the AS WX 1 Satellite Weather Receiver require
separate purchases. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468 for details.
Installation Introduction
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Installation Overview
Inside the boat there is often a channel or conduit used for other wiring, this can be used to
route cables. Be sure to route the cable as far as practical from the antenna cable of VHF radios
or tachometer cables to reduce the possibility of interference. The transducer and GPS receiver
cables should not be cut, and care should be used not to damage the cable insulation.
Basic installation tasks that you must perform include the following:
• Installing the control head (choose gimbal or in-dash mounting)
• Installing the transducer (choose the installation method that matches your transducer)
• Installing the GPS Receiver
• Testing the complete installation and locking the transducer position
NOTE: Accessories may require a separate purchase. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com
to order these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Control Head Installation
You have two choices for mounting your 1100 Series™ control head, Gimbal mounting, where
you use a surface on the boat, such as the dash, to mount the control head so that it can be
tilted up or down, or In-dash mounting.
Gimbal Mounting the Control Head
If you are gimbal mounting the Humminbird® 1100 Series™, you can pre-assemble the unit in
order to plan the best mounting location.
1 Washer
2 Gimbal Knob
3 Gimbal Mounting Bracket
1
2
3
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your control head, you will need a powered
hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a Phillips head screwdriver, a
socket wrench and a flat head screwdriver, a marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask,
and marine-grade silicone sealant.
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Installation - Gimbal Mount
1. Place the control head into the gimbal bracket. Make sure that the straight side of the
gimbal arm is against the back side of the control head.
2. Place a 1" (25 mm) diameter black washer on the gimbal knob and then thread the knob
and washer into the housing. Tighten the gimbal knob to secure the control head to the
mount. Repeat step 2 for the other side.
You can now place the control head in various locations to decide which is best for mounting.
Rotating the mounting bracket to the top of the control head will allow for overhead mounting.
The chosen mounting area should allow for sufficient room so the control head can pivot
through the full tilt range and allow for easy removal and installation.
NOTE: You can drill the cable pass hole underneath the gimbal bracket, allowing you to thread the cables
through the hole in the center of the mount; however, if you cannot drill the hole directly under the
mounting bracket, then you will need to drill the cable pass hole behind the bracket, and will need to mount
the hole cover there instead.
NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and use progressively
larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating. Fill all holes with marine grade
silicone sealant.
NOTE: You must have underside access to the mounting location to pass the cables through to the surface.
Also, make sure that the mounting surface is adequately supported to protect the control head from
excessive wave shock and vibration and provide visibility while in operation.
NOTE: Go to the installation instructions applicable to your GPS Receiver and accessories. Make the
required installations and then run the cables to your control head mounting location. Do not cut any
cabling (except the power cable). If your cables are too short, extensions are available from your local dealer
or online from humminbird.com.
3. After the mounting location has been determined, loosen the gimbal knobs and remove
the control head from the gimbal bracket.
NOTE: Alternate hole patterns are available on the gimbal mounting bracket, and may match existing holes
on the boat. You may choose to use one of these alternate hole patterns.
4. Place the gimbal bracket in the chosen position on the mounting surface and mark the
four mounting screw locations using a pencil or center punch.
Installation - Gimbal Mount
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1 Mounting Screws
2 Washer
3 Gimbal Mounting Bracket
1
3
2
5. Set the gimbal bracket aside and drill the four mounting screw holes using a 5/32" (4.0
mm) drill bit.
6a. If the cables must pass through a hole directly beneath the mounting bracket, mark and
drill an additional 1" (25 mm) hole centered between the four mounting holes. Route
the cables through the 1" hole. Place the gimbal over the mounting surface hole, then
use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws, closest to the center large hole.
Remove the gimbal and drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64" (3.5 mm) bit. Do not
install the hole cover at this time. or...
6b. If the cables cannot be routed directly beneath the mounting bracket, mark and drill a
1" (25 mm) hole that will allow you to run the cables close to the bracket. Pass the
cables through the 1" (25 mm) hole, routing the cables through the grommet and
pressing the grommet into place. Place the hole cover over the mounting surface hole,
then use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws. Remove the hole cover,
drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64" (3.5 mm) bit, fill them with marine-grade
silicone sealant, then replace the hole cover and insert the #8 Phillips countersink wood
screws. Hand-tighten only.
7. Place the mounting bracket on the mounting surface aligned with the drilled holes and
fill the mounting holes with marine grade silicone sealant. Insert the four #10 SlottedHex wood screws into the mounting holes. Hand-tighten only.
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Installation - Gimbal Mount
8. If the cable pass through hole is beneath the mounting bracket, you will need to install
the hole cover after you have routed all cables. Place the hole cover over the mounting
bracket cable pass thru hole and align with holes drilled in step 6a. Insert the #8 Phillips
countersink wood screws. Hand tighten only.
NOTE: Be sure that the cables pass through the slots on the hole cover and that there is enough cable
slack to allow for the control head to pivot through its full tilt range. Extra cable slack will also help when
connecting or disconnecting the cables.
Cables Routed Directly Beneath Mounting Bracket
1 Gimbal Mounting Bracket
2 Hole Cover
2
1
Cables Routed Behind Mounting Bracket
1 Gimbal Mounting Bracket
2 Grommet
3 Hole Cover
3
1
2
9. Thread the cables through the opening in the back of the cable collector cover.
Installation - Gimbal Mount
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10. Insert cable connectors into the proper recesses on the cable collector insert. The cable
connectors are keyed to prevent reverse installation, so be careful not to force the
connectors into the wrong slots. If you don’t have a cable for every hole in the insert,
install the blank plugs to protect the control head from the weather.
Inserting the Cables into the Cable Connector Insert
1
2
3
4
5
1 Power
2 Communications/GPS
3 Temp/Speed
6
Transducer 4
Cable Collector Cover 5
Cable Collector Insert 6
11. Line up the cable collector insert and cover, with the keying feature, then slide the cover
into place on the insert.
Assembling the Cable Collector
1 Cable Collector Insert
2 Screws
3 Cable Collector Cover
1
2
3
12. Attach the cable collector insert to the cable collector cover using the (2) #6 Phillips
screws provided.
13. Place the control head back onto the mounting bracket. Plug the assembled cable
collector into the back of the control head, pushing gently but steadily until you feel the
collector snap into place. Cable connectors and cable sockets are keyed to prevent
reverse installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into the wrong sockets.
Adjust the control head to the desired viewing angle and secure by tightening the
gimbal knobs.
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Installation - Gimbal Mount
Plugging the Assembled Cable Connector into the Back of the Control Head
NOTE: You may wish to dress the cabling with nylon wire ties in order to hold the cables together and
create a cleaner assembly.
Installation - Gimbal Mount
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In-Dash Mounting the Control Head
If you are in-dash mounting the control head, start by placing the components on the surfaces
where you intend to install them before installation. Make sure that the surfaces you have chosen
provide adequate protection from wave shock and that all cables can reach the control head.
NOTE: If a cable is too short for your application, extension cables are available. Call Humminbird®
Customer Support at 1-800-633-1468 for more information.
Parts and tools specific to In-dash mounting are:
•
•
•
•
•
Threaded rods and hardware
In-dash mounting foam pads
In-dash mounting template
Reciprocating saw for cutting dash material
Masking tape to hold mounting template in place
1. Locate a suitable, flat area of the dash to mount the control head. The control head
requires a depth of at least 4 inches (102 mm).
2. Tape the paper In-Dash Mounting template to the desired in-dash mounting location.
3. At a location inside the dotted line on the template, drill a hole large enough to insert blade of
reciprocating saw. In addition, drill the 4 mounting hole locations using a 3/16" drill bit. Carefully
begin cutting toward the dotted line, then follow the dotted line around the template. Remove
the template when finished.
4. Insert and tighten the four threaded rods into the four threaded inserts located on the back
side of the control head. Peel off the adhesive-backed foam pads and place them on the
back of the control head; make sure you notice the difference between the longer
top/bottom and shorter side pads.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Threaded Rod
Washer
Wing Nut
Lock Washer
Cut Away Dash
Foam Pads
6
6
1
2
4
3
5
6
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Installation: In-Dash Mount
5. Insert the control head through the mounting hole from the front side of the dash. Place
a washer, lock washer, and wing nut onto each threaded rod and tighten fully.
6. Thread the cables through the opening in the back of the cable collector cover.
7. Insert cable connectors into the proper recesses on the cable collector insert. The cable
connectors are keyed to prevent reverse installation, so be careful not to force the
connectors into the wrong slots. If you don’t have a cable for every hole in the insert,
install the blank plugs to protect the control head from the weather.
Inserting the Cables into the Cable Connector Insert
1
2
3
4
5
1 Power
2 Communications/GPS
3 Temp/Speed
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Transducer 4
Cable Collector Cover 5
Cable Collector Insert 6
8. Line up the cable collector insert and cover, with the keying feature, then slide the cover
into place on the insert.
Assembling the Cable Collector
1 Cable Collector Insert
2 Screws
3 Cable Collector Cover
1
2
3
Installation: In-Dash Mount
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9. Attach the cable collector insert to the cable collector cover using the (2) #6 Phillips
screws provided.
10. Plug the assembled cable collector into the back of the control head, pushing gently but
steadily until you feel the collector snap into place. Cable connectors and cable sockets
are keyed to prevent reverse installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into
the wrong sockets.
Plugging the Assembled Cable Connector into the Back of the Control Head
NOTE: You may wish to dress the cabling with nylon wire ties in order to hold the cables together and
create a cleaner assembly.
NOTE: It is very important that the cable collector is used and secured in place in the In-Dash installation.
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Installation: In-Dash Mount
Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat
A 6' (2 m) long power cable is included to supply power to the control head. You may shorten or
lengthen the cable using 18 gauge multi-stranded copper wire.
CAUTION: Some boats have 24 or 36 Volt electric systems, but the control head MUST be connected to a
12 VDC power supply.
POSITIVE
The control head power cable can be connected to the electrical system of the boat at one of
two places: a fuse panel usually located near the console, or directly to the battery.
GROUND
NOTE: Make sure that the power cable is disconnected from the control head at the beginning of this
procedure.
NOTE: Humminbird® is not responsible for over-voltage or over-current failures. The control head must have
adequate protection through the proper selection and installation of a 3 Amp fuse.
1a. If a fuse terminal is available, use crimp-on type electrical connectors (not
included) that match the terminal on the fuse panel. Attach the black wire to
ground (-), and the red wire to positive (+) 12 VDC power. Install a 3 Amp fuse
(not included) for protection of the unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for
over-voltage of over-current failures.
or...
1b. If you need to wire the control head directly to a battery, obtain and install
an inline fuse holder and a 3 Amp fuse (not included) for the protection of the
unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for overvoltage or over-current failures.
NOTE: Your unit will detect when your battery voltage is too low or too high, and will display
either Input Voltage Low or Input Voltage High messages if these limits are exceeded. If you
turn the Low Battery Alarm on using the Alarms Main Menu, your unit will use your settings.
If you do not turn the Low Battery Alarm on, the unit will use these limits: 7.5 to 7.9 VDC for
the low end, and 21 to 21.2 VDC for the high end.
NOTE: In order to minimize the potential for interference with other marine electronics, a separate power
source (such as a second battery) may be necessary.
Installation - Power
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Transducer Installation Overview
Proceed to the installation section that matches your transducer type. Your choices are as
follows:
• 1198c SI: Side Imaging® (XHS 9 HDSI 180T), Transom Mount
• 1158c: DualBeam PLUS™ (XNT 9 20 T), Transom Mount
• 1158c: DualBeam PLUS™ (XNT 9 20 T), Inside the Hull Mount
• All units: Trolling Motor Transducer Installation
NOTE: Due to the wide variety of hulls, only general instructions are presented in this installation
guide. Each boat hull represents a unique set of requirements that should be evaluated prior to
installation. It is important to read the instructions completely and understand the mounting guidelines
before beginning installation.
NOTE: If the included transducer will not work for your application, you may exchange it, NEW
and UNASSEMBLED, with mounting hardware included, for a transducer appropriate for your
application - often at very little or no charge depending on the transducer. Call the Humminbird®
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details and pricing, or visit humminbird.com.
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Installation - Transducer Overview
1198c SI Transom Mount Transducer Installation
Side Imaging® Transducer, XHS 9 HDSI 180T (1198c SI only)
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your transducer, you will need a powered
hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a ruler or straightedge, a marker
or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask, and marine-grade silicone sealant.
The Side Imaging® transducer has some special requirements because of its side viewing
capabilities:
• The Side Imaging® transducer must NOT have anything obstructing the ‘view’ of
the side looking beams, i.e. nothing can be in the line of sight of these beams (not
a hull, motor, or other transducer, etc).
NOTE: You may need to tilt the motor up and out of the way when using the side looking beams.
• In order for the side beams to be displayed accurately, the transducer must be
mounted so that it is looking straight down in the water when the boat is in the water.
Transducer Mount Position
Obstructed View: The transducer is too close to motor
turbulence, and the Side Imaging® view is blocked by
the motor. The view cannot extend from side-to-side.
Unobstructed View: The jack plate gives the transducer
safe distance from the motor and turbulence. The Side
Imaging® has a clear view side-to-side.
NOTE: If the included transducer will not work for your application, you may exchange it, NEW and
UNASSEMBLED, with mounting hardware included, for a transducer appropriate for your application often at very little or no charge depending on the transducer. Call the Humminbird® Customer Resource
Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details and pricing, or visit humminbird.com.
NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and use progressively
larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
NOTE: Due to the wide variety of hulls, only general instructions are presented in this installation guide.
Each boat hull represents a unique set of requirements that should be evaluated prior to installation. It
is important to read the instructions completely and understand the mounting guidelines before
beginning installation.
Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
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Overview Side Imaging® Transducer, XHS 9 HDSI 180T (1198c SI only)
If you will be installing a transom mounted transducer, use the procedures in this section. There
are two pieces to the transducer mount assembly: the pivot, and the bracket. Your transducer
comes with a two-piece metal and plastic bracket assembly. There are several procedures you
will have to perform in order to install a transom-mounted transducer. They are as follows:
• Determine transducer mounting location
• Mount the bracket to the boat
• Attach the pivot to the transducer
• Mount the transducer pivot assembly to the bracket
• Adjust the running position of the transducer
• Route the transducer cable
• Perform a final test of the transom transducer installation.
Stepped Hull
Areas of Possible Turbulence
Rivets
Strakes
Transom
Step
Hull
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Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
1. Locating the Transducer Mounting Location
NOTE: If transom mounting is not possible because of a stepped hull or cavitation noise, trolling motor
installation may be an option. See Trolling Motor Transducer Installation for more information.
1. First, determine the best location on the transom to install the transducer. Consider the
following to find the best location:
Deadrise Angle
• It is very important to locate the transducer in
an area which is relatively free of turbulent
water. As a boat moves through the water,
turbulence is generated by the weight of the
boat, and the thrust of the propeller(s) - either
clockwise or counter-clockwise. This turbulent
water is normally confined to areas immediately
aft of ribs, strakes or rows of rivets on the
bottom of the boat, and in the immediate area
of the propeller(s). Clockwise propellers create
more turbulence on the port side. On outboard
or inboard/outboard boats, it is best to locate
the transducer at least 15" (380 mm) to the side
of the propeller(s).
• The best way to locate turbulence-free water is to view the transom while the boat is
moving. This method is recommended if maximum high-speed operation is a high
priority. If this is not possible, select a location on the transom where the hull forward of
this location is smooth, flat and free of protrusions or ribs.
• The hydrodynamic shape of your transducer allows it to point straight down without
deadrise adjustment.
• On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to mount the transducer on the step.
Do not mount the transducer on the transom behind a step to avoid popping the
transducer out of the water at higher speeds; the transducer must remain in the water
for the control head to maintain the sonar signal.
• If the transom is behind the propeller(s), it may be impossible to find an area clear from
turbulence, and a different mounting technique or transducer type should be considered
(see Trolling Motor Transducer Installation).
• The Side Imaging transducer must NOT have anything obstructing the ‘view’ of the side
looking beams, i.e. nothing can be in the line of sight of these beams (not a hull, motor,
or other transducer, etc).
Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
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2. Mounting the Transducer Bracket to the Boat
1. Remove the transducer mounting template from this manual. See Appendix A for the
Transducer Mounting Template.
Level
15” (380 mm) from prop(s)
2. Hold the template on the transom of the boat in the location where the transducer will
be installed. Align the template vertically, matching the lower edge of the transom with
the bottom corner of the template. If your propeller moves clockwise as the boat moves
forward, mount the transducer on the starboard side, and use the bottom left corner of
the template. If your propeller moves counter-clockwise as the boat moves forward,
mount the transducer on the port side, and use the bottom right corner of the template.
3. Using a pencil or punch, mark the three mounting holes on the transom. Do not mark
or drill any other holes at this time.
Attaching the Bracket
4. Using a 5/32" (4.0 mm) bit, drill the three holes to a
depth of approximately 1" (25 mm). On fiberglass hulls,
it is best to use progressively larger drill bits to reduce
the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
Use a marine-grade silicone sealant to fill the drilled
holes.
5. Align the metal mounting bracket with the mounting
holes. The center slot should be above the two outer
slots. (This bracket and all other hardware supplied is
top quality stainless steel for maximum strength and
corrosion protection.) Insert the three 1" (25 mm) flat
head wood screws into the drilled holes, but do not
completely tighten.
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Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
3. Attaching the Pivot to the Transducer
1. Attach the pivot to the transducer body, using the two 1/4"-20 x 5/8" (16 mm) machine
screws, toothed washers, and square nuts. The toothed washers must fit on the inside of
the transducer knuckle, between the pivot and the knuckle. The square nuts will be
prevented from rotating by the pocket in the back of the pivot. An Allen wrench is provided
which fits all the 1/4"-20 screws, but do not fully tighten the screws at this time.
3
1
2
3
4
4
2
1
Insert the square nuts
Toothed Washer
Pivot
Machine Screw
Attach the Pivot
4. Mounting the Transducer Pivot Assembly to the Bracket
1. Slide the assembled transducer into the metal bracket from the bottom, aligning the
large hole at the top of the bracket with the hole in the pivot.
2. Insert the headed pin through the pivot holes in the bracket and pivot. The headed pin
can be inserted from either side of the bracket.
3. Place the nylon washer over the opposite end of the headed pin. Place the stainless washer
over the 1/4"-20 x 5/8" (16 mm) screw threads, then insert into the opposite end of the
headed pin and finger tighten only. The screw has a thread locking compound on the threads
to prevent loosening, and should not be fully tightened until all adjustments are made.
NOTE: The running position of the transducer is now completely adjustable. Subsequent adjustment
may be necessary to tweak the installation after high speed testing.
1
5
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
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Screw
Headed Pin
Allen Wrench
Nylon Washer
Stainless Washer
5. Adjusting the Running Position of the Transducer
The transducer mounting bracket allows height and tilt adjustment, while the pivot bolt allows
angular adjustment. These adjustments will help reduce cavitation. Initially, adjust the transducer
as described in the following paragraphs. Further adjustment may be necessary to refine the
installation after high-speed testing.
Cavitation that will cause
erratic sonar readings
Normal Cavitation
1. First, adjust the pivot angle of the transducer body, so it is parallel with the length of
the hull of the boat.
2. Fully tighten the two pivot screws, using the supplied Allen wrench. Access to the pivot
screws is provided by the lower holes in the side of the mounting bracket. It may be
necessary to re-tighten the pivot bolt after initial use as the plastic may still be
conforming to the pressure from the lock washers.
3. Adjust the height of the assembly so the face of the transducer
is 1/8" (3 mm) to 1/4" (6 mm) beneath the bottom of the
transom, and fully tighten the three mounting screws.
4. In order to gain access to the mounting screws, the transducer
assembly must be pivoted up in the bracket as shown. Be
careful not to alter the running angle as some force is
necessary to pivot the assembly.
Tighten the Mounting Screws
5. If access to the top mounting hole is not possible due to the selected height of the
transducer, fully tighten the two lower screws, then simply remove the headed pivot pin
and the transducer assembly, and tighten the top screw, then reassemble.
6. Confirm that the pivot angle has not changed and that all mounting screws are fully
tightened.
6. Routing the Transom Transducer Cable
The transducer cable has a low profile connector that must be routed to the point where the
control head is mounted. There are several ways to route the transducer cable to the area where
the control head will be installed. The most common procedure routes the cable through the
transom into the boat.
NOTE: Your boat may have a pre-existing wiring channel or conduit that you can use for the transducer
cable.
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Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
1. Unplug the other end of the transducer cable from the control head. Make sure that the
cable is long enough to accommodate the planned route by running the cable over the
transom.
CAUTION! Do not cut or shorten the transducer cable, and try not to damage the cable insulation.
Route the cable as far as possible from any VHF radio antenna cables or tachometer cables to reduce
the possibility of interference. If the cable is too short, extension cables are available to extend the
transducer cable up to a total of 50' (15 m). For assistance, contact the Customer Resource Center at
humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468 for more information.
NOTE: Since the transducer may need to pivot up to 90° in the bracket if it strikes an object, make sure
there is sufficient cable slack to accommodate this motion. It is best to route the cable to the side of
the transducer so the cable will not be damaged by the rotation of the transducer.
2a. If you are routing the cable over the transom of the boat, secure the cable by attaching
the cable clamp to the transom, drilling 9/64" diameter holes for #8 x 5/8" wood screws,
then skip directly to procedure 5, Connecting the Cable.
or...
Routing the Cable
Storing Excess Cable
Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
2b. If you will be routing the cable through a hole in the transom, drill
a 5/8" diameter hole above the waterline. Route the cable
through this hole, then fill the hole with marine-grade silicone
sealant and proceed to the next step immediately.
3.
Place the escutcheon plate over the cable hole and use it as a
guide to mark the two escutcheon plate mounting holes. Remove
the plate, drill two 9/64" diameter x 5/8" deep holes, and then fill
both holes with marine-grade silicone sealant. Place the
escutcheon plate over the cable hole and attach with two #8 x
5/8" wood screws.
4.
Route and secure the cable by attaching the cable clamp to the
transom; drill one 9/64" diameter x 5/8" deep hole, then fill the
hole with marine-grade silicone sealant, then attach the cable
clamp using a #8 x 5/8" screw.
5.
Plug the other end of the transducer cable back into the control
head connection holder.
NOTE: If there is excess cable that needs to be gathered at one
location (as shown in the illustration), dress the cable routed from
both directions so that a single loop is left extending from the
storage location. Doubling the cable up from this point, form the
cable into a coil. Storing excess cable using this method can reduce
electronic interference.
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7. Test and Finish the Transducer Installation
When you have installed both the control head, the transducer, and accessories and have routed
all the cables, you must perform a final test before locking the transducer in place. Testing should
be performed with the boat in the water, although you can initially confirm basic operation with
the boat out of the water.
1. Press the POWER/LIGHT key once to turn on the control head. There will be an audible
chirp when the key is pressed correctly. If the unit does not power-up, make sure that
the connector holder is fully seated and that power is available.
2. If all connections are correct and power is available, the control head will enter Normal
operation. If no transducer is detected (or one is not connected), the unit will go into
Simulator mode and will indicate this by displaying the word Simulator on the control
head display.
NOTE: The transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection.
3. If the bottom is visible on-screen with a digital depth readout, the unit is working
properly. Make sure that the boat is in water greater than 2 ft (.6 m) but less than the
depth capability of the unit, and that the transducer is fully submerged, since the sonar
signal cannot pass through air.
4. If the unit is working properly, gradually increase the boat speed to test high-speed
performance. If the unit functions well at low speeds but begins to skip or miss the
bottom at higher speeds, the transducer requires adjustment. Angling the rear of the
transducer downward and/or lowering the transducer farther into the water will help
achieve depth readings at high speeds. If the left side of the fish arch is longer than the
right side, then the back of the transducer is angled too far downward. If the right side
of the fish arch is longer than the left side, then the back of the transducer is angled
too far upwards.
NOTE: Due to the wide variety of boat hulls, it may not always be possible to get symmetrical fish arches
and high speed depth readings at the same time.
NOTE: It is often necessary to make several incremental transducer adjustments before optimum high
speed performance is achieved.
Once you have reached a consistently good sonar signal at the desired speeds, you are ready to
lock down the transducer settings.
5. Mark the transducer bracket location on the transom with a pencil, then pop up the
bracket to reveal the mounting screws. Tighten the stainless steel mounting bracket
screws to secure in place. Hand-tighten only!
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Transom Mount - Side Imaging®
1158c Transom Mount Transducer Installation
DualBeam PLUS™ Transducer, XNT 9 20 T (1158c only)
The DualBeam PLUS™ transducer uses a Two Piece Kick-up transducer mounting bracket.
NOTE: Due to the wide variety of hulls, only general instructions are presented in this installation
guide. Each boat hull represents a unique set of requirements that should be evaluated prior to
installation. It is important to read the instructions completely and understand the mounting guidelines
before beginning installation.
NOTE: Your transducer may not look exactly like the transducer shown in the illustrations, but it will
mount in exactly the same way.
Overview
If you will be installing a DualBeam PLUS™ transom mounted transducer, use the procedures in
this section. There are several procedures you will have to perform in order to install a transommounted transducer. They are as follows:
• Locate the transducer mounting location
• Prepare the mounting location
• Assemble the transducer and perform initial mounting
• Route the transducer cable
• Connect the transducer cable
• Perform a final test of the transom transducer installation.
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your transducer, you will need a powered
hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a ruler or straightedge, a level, a
12" plumb line (weighted string or monofilament line), marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust
mask, and marine-grade silicone sealant.
NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and use progressively
larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
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1. Locating the transducer mounting location
NOTE: If transom mounting is not possible because of a stepped hull or cavitation noise, and you have
a single layer fiberglass hull, In-hull installation is an option. See Inside the Hull Transducer
Installation for more information.
Turbulence: You must first determine the best location on the transom to install the transducer.
It is very important to locate the transducer in an area that is relatively free of turbulent water.
Consider the following to find the best location with the least amount of turbulence:
• As the boat moves through the water, turbulence is generated by the weight of the boat
and the thrust of the propeller(s) - either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This turbulent
water is normally confined to areas immediately aft of ribs, strakes or rows of rivets on the
bottom of the boat, and in the immediate area of the propeller(s). Clockwise propellers
create more turbulence on the port side.
On outboard or inboard/outboard boats, it is best to locate the transducer at least 15" to
the side of the propeller(s).
Stepped Hull
Areas of Possible Turbulence
Rivets
Strakes
Transom
Step
Hull
Rib
• The best way to locate turbulence-free water is to view the transom while the boat is
moving. This method is recommended if maximum high-speed operation is a high
priority. If this is not possible, select a location on the transom where the hull forward of
this location is smooth, flat and free of protrusions or ribs.
Level
15”
Find a turbulence-free location at least 15" from the propeller(s)
and not in line with trailer bunks or rollers.
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Deadrise Angle
• On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to
mount the transducer on the step. Do not mount
the transducer on the transom behind a step to
avoid popping the transducer out of the water at
higher speeds; the transducer must remain in the
water for the control head to maintain the sonar
signal.
• If the transom is behind the propeller(s), it may be impossible to find an area clear from
turbulence, and a different mounting technique or transducer type should be
considered, such as an Inside the Hull Transducer (see Inside the Hull Transducer
Installation).
• If you plan to trailer your boat, do not mount the transducer too close to trailer bunks or
rollers to avoid moving or damaging the transducer during loading and unloading of the boat.
• If high speed operation is critical, you may want to consider using an In-Hull transducer
instead of this Transom Mount transducer.
NOTE: The hydrodynamic shape of your transducer allows it to point straight down without deadrise
adjustment.
NOTE: If you cannot find a transom mount location that will work for your high-speed application, find
an In-Hull Transducer by contacting our Customer Resource Center at either 1-800-633-1468 or by
visiting our Web site at humminbird.com.
2. Preparing the Mounting Location
In this procedure, you will determine the mounting location and drill two mounting holes, using
the transducer mounting bracket as a guide.
1. Make sure that the boat is level on the trailer, both from port to starboard and from bow to
stern, by placing your level on the deck of the boat, first in one direction, then in the other.
2. Hold the mounting bracket against the transom of the boat in the location you have
selected. Align the bracket horizontally, using the level; make sure that the lower corner
of the bracket does not protrude past the bottom of the hull, and there is at least 1/4"
clearance between the bottom of the bracket and the bottom of the transom for
fiberglass boats, and 1/8" clearance for aluminum boats.
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Positioning the
Mounting Bracket
Boat Hull Types Require
Different Mounting Positions
Level
Level
1/4” for fiberglass
1/8” for aluminum
NOTE: If you have a flat-bottomed aluminum boat, some additional adjustment may be needed to
accommodate the rivets on the bottom of the boat (i.e. the gap may need to be a little smaller than
1/8"). This will help you to avoid excessive turbulence at high speeds.
NOTE: If your propeller moves clockwise (in forward, as you're facing the stern of the boat from
behind), mount the transducer on the starboard side, and align the bottom right corner of the mounting
bracket with the bottom of the boat. If your propeller moves counter-clockwise (in forward, as you're
facing the stern of the boat from behind), mount the transducer on the port side, and align the bottom
left corner of the mounting bracket with the bottom of the boat.
Using the Mounting Bracket to
Mark the Initial Drill Holes
Fourth Hole
3. Continue to hold the bracket on the transom of the boat,
and use a pencil or marker to mark where to drill the two
mounting holes. Mark the drill holes near the top of each
slot, making sure that your mark is centered in the slot.
NOTE: The third hole should not be drilled until the angle and
height of the transducer is finalized, which you will not do until
a later procedure.
Mark Initial Drill Holes
4. Make sure that the drill bit is perpendicular to the actual
surface of the transom, NOT parallel to the ground, before
you drill. Using a 5/32” bit, drill the two holes only to a
Third Hole
depth of approximately 1”.
NOTE: On fiberglass hulls, it is best to use progressively larger drill bits
to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
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3. Assembling the Transducer and Initial Mounting
In this procedure, you will assemble the transducer using the hardware provided, then mount it
and make adjustments to its position without locking it in place.
NOTE: You will initially assemble the transducer and the pivot arm by matching the two ratchets to a
numbered position on the transducer knuckle. Further adjustments may be necessary.
1a. If you already know your transom angle, refer to the chart below for the initial position
to use to set the ratchets. If your transom is angled at 14 degrees (a common transom
angle for many boats) use position 1 for the ratchets. In either case, go to step 2. If you
do not know your transom angle, go to step 1b.
or...
Bead Alignment
Number
Transom Angle (°)
Measured Distance (x)
1
-2 -1 0
4
1
0.0 cm
0“
2
2
3
1.1cm
1/2“
4
5
2.5 cm
1“
5
6
7
8
4.3 cm
1 5/8“
3
1
4
2
5
3
1
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
5.9 cm
2 3/8“
7.6 cm
3“
9.3cm
3 5/8“
11.1cm
4 3/8“
12.9cm
5“
14.9cm
5 7/8“
16.9cm
6 5/8“
1b. If you do not know your transom angle, measure it using a plumb line (weighted nylon
string or monofilament line) exactly 12 inches long. Hold the top of the plumb line
against the top of the transom with your finger, and wait until the line hangs straight
down. Using a ruler, measure the distance from the bottom of the plumb line to the
back of the transom, then use the chart.
Measuring the Transom Angle
NOTE: It is important to take your measurement in the figure showing
Measuring the Transom Angle, from exactly 12 inches down from the
top of the transom.
Plumb
line
Transom
Angle in
degrees
(°)
Measured
Distance (X)
12”
Weight
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2. Place the two ratchets, one on either side of the transducer
knuckle, so that the beads on each ratchet line up with the
desired position number on the knuckle. If you are setting the
ratchets at position 1, the beads on each ratchet will line up
with the rib on the transducer knuckle to form one continuous
line on the assembly.
NOTE: The ratchets are keyed; make sure that the square teeth on each
ratchet face the square teeth on the transducer knuckle, and the triangular
teeth face outward.
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Hold the ratchets on the transducer knuckle with one hand and fit the pivot arm over them until
it snaps into place with the other hand. Refer to the illustration.
Ratchets Placed in Position 1
Transducer Knuckle Positions
Beads
Knuckle
Ratchet
Rib at
position 1
Ratchets Placed in Position 2
Fitting the Pivot Arm Over the Ratchet
Bead
Rib
Ratchet
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3. Put the pivot bolt through the assembly to hold it in position and loosely install the nut,
but do NOT tighten the nut at this time. Insert the pivot arm assembly into the mounting
bracket. Do NOT snap the assembly closed, as you will need to access the mounting
bracket in the next step.
Inserting the Pivot Arm Assembly
Into the Mounting Bracket
Inserting the Pivot Bolt
NOTE: If the pivot assembly is snapped closed
over the mounting bracket, use a flat head
screwdriver or similar tool to gently pry the
assembly away from the mounting bracket.
Mounting the Assembly to the Transom
4. Align the mounting bracket transducer assembly
with the drilled holes in the transom. With a 5/16"
socket driver, mount the assembly to the transom
using the two #10 - 1" long screws provided.
NOTE: Make sure that the mounting screws are snug,
but do not fully tighten the mounting screws at this time
to allow the transducer assembly to slide for adjustment
purposes.
5. Snap the pivot arm down into place.
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6. Adjust the initial angle of the transducer from back to front by rotating the transducer
until the side seam on the transducer is almost parallel with the bottom of the boat, one
click at a time in either direction.
Adjusting the Initial Transducer Angle
One click too high
Correctly aligned
(transducer side seam
aligned with boat bottom)
Trailing edge
Leading edge
One click too low
7. Adjust the transducer assembly vertically, until the seam on the leading edge of the transducer
(the edge closest to the transom of the boat) is level and just slightly below the hull.
Adjusting the Transducer Mounting Position
Leveling the Mounting Assembly Horizontally
Level
Level
Seam aligned with boat hull
NOTE: The transducer has a natural downward slant of 4-5 degrees from leading edge (closest to the boat
transom) to trailing edge (farthest away from the boat). Looking at the back of the transducer, the seam
should be slightly below the bottom of the hull.
8. Continue to adjust until the bracket is also level from port to starboard (horizontally level
as you look at the transducer from behind the boat).
9. Mark the correct position on the transom by tracing the silhouette of the transducer
mounting bracket with a pencil or marker.
10. Tighten the pivot bolt, using the pivot screw and nut to lock the assembly. Hand tighten only!
11. Snap open the assembly and hand-tighten the two mounting screws, then snap the
assembly closed.
NOTE: You will drill the third mounting hole and finalize the installation after you route the cable
and test and finish the installation in the following procedures.
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4. Routing the Cable
The transducer cable has a low profile connector, which must be routed to the point where the
control head is mounted. There are several ways to route the transducer cable to the area where
the control head is installed. The most common procedure routes the cable through the transom
into the boat.
NOTE: Your boat may have a pre-existing wiring channel or conduit that you can use for the transducer
cable.
1. Unplug the other end of the transducer cable from the control head. Make sure that the
cable is long enough to accommodate the planned route by running the cable over the
transom.
CAUTION! Do not cut or shorten the transducer cable, and try not to damage the cable insulation.
Route the cable as far as possible from any VHF radio antenna cables or tachometer cables to reduce
the possibility of interference. If the cable is too short, extension cables are available to extend the
transducer cable up to a total of 50'. For assistance, contact the Customer Resource Center at
humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468 for more information.
NOTE: The transducer can pivot up to 90 degrees in the bracket. Allow enough slack in the cable for
this movement. It is best to route the cable to the side of the transducer so the transducer will not
damage the cable during movement.
2a. If you are routing the cable over the transom of the boat, secure the cable by attaching
the cable clamp to the transom, drilling 9/64" diameter holes for #8 x 5/8" wood screws,
then skip directly to procedure 5, Connecting the Cable.
or...
Routing the Cable
2b. If you will be routing the cable through a hole in the
transom, drill a 5/8" diameter hole above the waterline.
Route the cable through this hole, then fill the hole with
marine-grade silicone sealant and proceed to the next step
immediately.
3. Place the escutcheon plate over the cable hole and use it as
a guide to mark the two escutcheon plate mounting holes.
Remove the plate, drill two 9/64" diameter x 5/8" deep
holes, and then fill both holes with marine-grade silicone
sealant. Place the escutcheon plate over the cable hole and
attach with two #8 x 5/8" wood screws.
4. Route and secure the cable by attaching the cable clamp to
the transom; drill one 9/64" diameter x 5/8" deep hole, then
fill the hole with marine-grade silicone sealant, then attach
the cable clamp using a #8 x 5/8" screw.
5. Plug the other end of the transducer cable back into the
control head connection holder.
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Storing Excess Cable
NOTE: If there is excess cable that needs to be gathered at one
location (as shown in the illustration), dress the cable routed from
both directions so that a single loop is left extending from the
storage location. Doubling the cable up from this point, form the
cable into a coil. Storing excess cable using this method can reduce
electronic interference.
5. Connecting the Cable
Insert the transducer cable into the appropriate terminal slot. The cable connectors are
labeled, and there are corresponding labels on the cable holder on the rear of the control
head. The slots are keyed to prevent reversed installation, so be careful not to force the
connector into the holder. Refer to your manual and/or control head installation guide for the
correct procedure for installing the cable connectors to the control head.
1. Plug the other end of the transducer cable back into the control head connection
holder.
Your control head is now ready for operation.
6. Test and Finish the Installation
Once you have installed both the control head and the transom transducer, and have routed all
the cables, you must perform a final test before locking the transducer in place. Testing should
be performed with the boat in the water, although you can initially confirm basic operation with
the boat out of the water.
1. Press POWER once to turn the control head on. If the unit does not power up, make
sure that the connector holder is fully seated in the receptacle and that power is
available.
2. If all connections are correct and power is available, the Humminbird® control head will
enter Normal operation.
3. If the bottom is visible on-screen with a digital depth readout, the unit is working
properly. Make sure that the boat is in water greater than 2' but less than the depth
capability of the unit, and that the transducer is fully submerged, since the sonar signal
cannot pass through air.
NOTE: The transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection.
4. If the unit is working properly, gradually increase the boat speed to test high-speed
performance. If the unit functions well at low speeds, but begins to skip or miss the
bottom at higher speeds, the transducer requires adjustment.
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5. If you have the correct angle set on the transducer, yet lose a bottom reading at high
speed, adjust the height and the running angle in small increments to give you the ideal
transducer position for your boat. First, adjust the height in small increments.
NOTE: The deeper the transducer is in the water, the more likely that a rooster tail of spray will be
generated at high speeds, so make sure that the transducer is as high as it can be and still be
submerged in the water.
If you are still not getting good high speed readings, you may need to disassemble the
transducer mounting assembly and re-position the ratchets.
If you do change the transducer position, re-trace the position of the mounting bracket
before proceeding.
NOTE: It is often necessary to make several incremental transducer adjustments before optimum high
speed performance is achieved. Due to the wide variety of boat hulls, however, it is not always possible
to obtain high speed depth readings.
6. Once you have reached a consistently good sonar signal at the desired speeds, you are
ready to lock down the transducer settings. Force the pivot to the Up position to gain
access to the mounting screws, then re-align the mounting bracket against the transom
of the boat to match the traced silhouette. Check the bracket position with the level
again to make sure it is still level, then mark the third mounting hole using a pencil or
marker. Unscrew and remove the mounting screws and the transducer assembly and
set aside.
7. Drill the third mounting hole, using a 5/32” drill bit. Use a marine-grade silicone sealant
to fill all three drilled mounting holes, especially if the holes penetrated the transom wall.
NOTE: On fiberglass hulls, it is best to use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of
chipping or flaking the outer coating.
Fully Tighten All Three
Mounting Screws
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8. Re-position the transducer assembly against the transom of
the boat, then hand-install all three screws. Make sure that the
transducer location and the pivot angle have not changed,
then fully tighten all three mounting screws. Snap the pivot
back down. If you have performed the preceding procedures
correctly, the transducer should be level and at the right height
for optimal operation.
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Locking Down the Transducer (Optional)
NOTE: You have the option to lock down the Two Piece Kick Up bracket if you do not want the transducer
to kick up. Please be aware, however, that the transducer can be damaged if it is locked down and it strikes
debris in the water.
Marking the Fourth Drill Hole
for Optional Lock Down
Fourth Hole
Mark Initial Drill Holes
1. To lock down the transducer, trace the position of the
mounting bracket. Force the pivot to the Up position to
gain access to the mounting screws, then re-align the
mounting bracket against the transom of the boat to match
the traced silhouette. Check the bracket position with the
level again to make sure it is still level, then mark the fourth
mounting hole using a pencil or marker. Unscrew and
remove the mounting screws and the transducer assembly
and set aside.
2. Drill the fourth mounting hole, using a 9/64" drill bit. Use a
marine grade silicone sealant to fill all four drilled
mounting holes, especially if the holes penetrate the
Third Hole
transom wall.
Fully Tighten All Three
Mounting Screws
3. Re-position the transducer assembly against the transom of
the boat, then hand install the first three screws (two on
the outside edges and one in the 3rd mounting hole). Make
sure that the transducer location and the pivot angle have
not changed, then fully tighten all three mounting screws.
Hand-tighten only!
4. Snap the pivot back down. Install #8 x 1" wood screw into the 4th
hole to lock down the pivot arm. Hand-tighten only!
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1158c Inside the Hull Transducer Installation
DualBeam PLUS™ Transducer, XNT 9 20 T (1158c only)
NOTE: Do NOT install the Side Imaging® transducer inside the hull, as the side looking beams cannot
penetrate the hull. Only the DualBeam PLUS™ transducer can be mounted inside the hull.
If you choose to mount your transducer inside the hull of your boat, perform the procedures in
this section. In-hull mounting generally produces good results in single thickness fiberglasshulled boats. Humminbird® cannot guarantee depth performance when transmitting and
receiving through the hull of the boat, since some signal loss occurs. The amount of loss
depends on hull construction and thickness, as well as the installation position and process.
This installation requires slow-cure two-part epoxy. Do not use silicone or any other soft
adhesive to install the transducer, as this material reduces the sensitivity of the unit. Do not
use five-minute epoxy, as it has a tendency to cure before all the air bubbles can be purged,
thus reducing signal strength.
NOTE: In-hull mounting requires an installed and operational control head.
NOTE: The integral temperature probe will not work with in-hull mounting, so you may either want to
consider purchasing a Temperature/Speed accessory, a Temp. Sensor, or obtaining a different transducer.
Humminbird® offers a transducer exchange program to swap the NEW and UNASSEMBLED transducer,
accompanied by mounting hardware, for one without an integral temperature probe. Call the Humminbird®
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details, or visit humminbird.com for more information.
NOTE: Your transducer may not look exactly like the transducer shown in the illustrations, but it will mount
in exactly the same way.
There are several procedures you will have to perform in order to install a transducer inside
the hull. They are as follows:
• Locate transducer mounting location
• Perform a trial installation
• Route the transducer cable
• Permanently mount the transducer
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1. Locating the Transducer Mounting Location
Decide where to install the transducer on the inside of the hull. Consider the following to find
the best location:
• Observe the outside of the boat hull to find the areas that are mostly free from turbulent
water. Avoid ribs, strakes and other protrusions, as these create turbulence.
Stepped Hull
Areas of Possible Turbulence
Rivets
Strakes
Transom
Step
Hull
Rib
• As a general rule, the faster the boat can travel, the further aft and closer to the
centerline of the hull the transducer has to be located in order to remain in contact with
the water at high speeds.
2. Trial Installation
You will not be able to adjust the mounting after an inside the hull transducer is installed. It is
best, therefore, to perform a trial installation first that includes running the boat at various
speeds, in order to determine the best mounting area before permanently mounting the
transducer.
1. Plug the transducer into the control head, then power up the control head. When the
control head detects a functioning transducer, it will automatically enter Normal
operating mode.
2. View the sonar signal at its best by holding the transducer over the side, immersed in
the water, so that it is pointing straight down over a known flat bottom. Use the display
to benchmark against the sonar signal that will be detected once the transducer is
placed in the hull.
3. Place the transducer body face down at the identified mounting location inside the hull,
with the end that has the mounting knuckle pointed towards the bow of the boat.
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Preferred Mounting Area
4. Fill the hull with enough water to submerge the transducer body. Use a sand-filled bag
or other heavy object to hold the transducer in position. The transducer cannot transmit
through air, and the water purges any air from between the transducer and the hull,
and fills any voids in the coarse fiberglass surface.
5. View the sonar signal on the display and compare against what you observed in Step
2, making sure that the boat is in the same location as it was during your observations
in Step 2. If the results are comparable, move on to Step 6. Otherwise, locate a new
position in the hull and repeat Steps 3 through 5.
6. Run the boat at various speeds and water depths while observing the screen on the
control head. If depth performance is required, test the transducer in water at the
desired depth. If the performance is acceptable, move on to Step 7. If the performance
is not acceptable, repeat Steps 3 through 6.
7. Once you have determined the best mounting location using the above steps, mark the
position of the transducer.
3. Routing the Cable
1. Once the mounting location is determined and you have marked the position of the
transducer, route the cable from the transducer to the control head.
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4. Permanently Mounting the Transducer
1. Make sure the position of the transducer is marked.
2. You may have to disconnect the cable to the control head and reconnect it at the end
of this procedure.
3. Remove the water from inside the hull and thoroughly dry the mounting surface. If the
surface is excessively rough, it may be necessary to sand the area to create a smooth
mounting surface.
4. Slowly and thoroughly mix an ample quantity of two-part slow cure epoxy. Avoid
trapping air bubbles.
5. Coat the face of the transducer and the inside of the hull with epoxy.
6. Press the transducer into place with a slight twisting motion to purge any trapped air
from underneath, keeping the end of the transducer that has the mounting knuckle
pointed forward, towards the bow of the boat.
NOTE: Proper operation requires the end of the transducer that has the mounting knuckle to face
towards the bow of the boat.
7. Weight the transducer so that it will not move while the epoxy is curing.
NOTE: When the epoxy cures, no water is necessary inside the hull.
8. If you unplugged the transducer cable at the beginning of this procedure, plug it back
into the control head.
NOTE: Neither water, spilled gasoline, nor oil will affect the performance of the transducer.
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Trolling Motor Transducer Installation
Several styles of the transducer are compatible with trolling motor mounting. If you have a
trolling motor bracket, refer to the separate installation instructions that are included with the
bracket.
Trolling Motor Transducer Options
If you don’t have a trolling motor transducer, there are several
options:
• You may purchase a Trolling Motor Adapter kit that will allow
you to mount the transducer on the trolling motor.
• You may also exchange your NEW and UNASSEMBLED
transducer (with mounting hardware included) for a trolling
motor transducer.
There are also several transducer switches available that support the following configurations:
• Two control heads with one transducer
• Two transducers with one control head
NOTE: Call the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details and pricing, or
visit humminbird.com for more information.
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GPS Receiver Installation Overview
The GPS receiver installation method is determined by the hardware you purchased and the
chosen mounting location. Review the following table to choose which installation instructions
you should use.
If you have…
Use the following section:
An existing antenna stem with standard
1" – 14 thread stem
2a. Stem Mount with Existing
1” - 14 Thread Stem
Access for cable routing under the
mounting location
2b. Access Under Mounting Location
No access under the mounting location
2c. No Access Under Mounting Location
To optimize performance of the GPS receiver, mount it in an area that has full exposure
to the sky. The effective area of reception is 10° above the horizon. Do not install the GPS
receiver close to a VHF antenna or within the active area of a radar.
1. GPS Receiver Cable Wires (optional)
If the GPS receiver will be connected to a NMEA 0183 device, the pinouts are as follows:
• Green Wire: GPS NMEA Out
• Black Wire: Ground
• White Wire: Control Head NMEA Out
2a. Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem
Follow these steps to stem mount the GPS receiver:
NOTE: If you have an existing stem for mounting the GPS receiver, proceed directly to step 2 of the
following procedure.
1. Determine the best location to mount your GPS receiver. Preplan and test the cable
routing to your control head before any drilling or cutting of your boat surfaces. If you
have purchased hardware to stem mount your GPS receiver, follow the instructions
included with that hardware to mount the stem (antenna pole).
NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your planned routing exceeds 20',
(6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions, should not exceed 50' (16 m).
NOTE: Remember to seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed with marine-grade silicone sealant to
protect your boat from water damage.
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1
2. Screw on the receiver base to the stem first, making
sure that the stem pipe does not protrude from the
receiver base. This adds protection to the cable when
pulling it through the pipe stem. In addition to this,
de-burr the pipe edges to reduce cable abrasion.
2
3. Use electrical tape to secure the NMEA cable to the
receiver cable as shown.
NOTE: Leave the NMEA cable secured to the receiver cable
unless needed. This will make removing the receiver easier.
1 Receiver
2 Receiver Base
3 Stem Pipe
3
4. Route the GPS receiver cable through the stem and
continue with the planned route you chose in step 1.
5. Attach the GPS receiver to its base using the included
#6 - 7/8" screws.
3
1
NMEA Cable Taped 1
NMEA Cable Out 2
Mounting Screws 3
2
2b. Access Under Mounting Location
Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver when routing the cable down through the
mounting location:
1. Determine the best location, then test route the 20' (6 m) cable from the mounting
location to the control head.
NOTE: Installation details may vary with unit configuration.
2. Mark the mounting location and drill a 3/4" (19 mm) hole for the cable and cable plug.
Route the cable.
3. Cover the cable hole with the receiver. Make sure the receiver is flush on the surface
and mark the two mounting holes with a pencil or punch.
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4. Move the receiver to the side and drill two pilot holes using a 9/64" (3.5 mm) bit.
NOTE: Remember to seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed with marine-grade silicone sealant to
protect your boat from water damage.
5. Align the GPS receiver screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach with the
#8 - 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!
NOTE: If the mounting surface is thin and made of a lighter material, a backing material may be needed
below the mounting surface.
Access Under Mounting Location
No Access Under Mounting Location
2c. No Access Under Mounting Location
Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver in a situation where you must route the cable
to the side because there is no space for a cable underneath the mounting location.
1. Determine the best location, then test route the cable from the mounting location to the
control head.
NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your planned routing exceeds 20',
(6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions, should not exceed 50' (16 m).
2. Confirm the cable length is good and route the cable from the receiver to the control
head. If holes are required to route the cable, they must be 3/4" (19 mm) to allow for
the cable connector. Secure the NMEA cable with electrical tape.
NOTE: Remember to seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed with marine-grade silicone sealant to
protect your boat from water damage.
3. The GPS receiver has two wire routing notches. Use the cable notch closest to the
intended cable route.
4. With the cable routed, position the GPS receiver in the planned mounting location and
mark the mounting holes with a pencil or punch.
5. Move the GPS receiver to the side and drill the two 9/64" (3.5 mm) pilot holes.
6. Align the GPS receiver's screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach with the #8
- 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!
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Installation - GPS Receiver
3. Finish Routing the Cable and Check GPS Receiver Operation
After installing a GPS receiver, you should perform the following procedure to finish routing the
GPS cable to the control head and to check to make sure that the control head is working
correctly.
1. Secure the cable along its path to the control head as needed with cable ties.
2. Plug the GPS receiver cable into the Communications port on the control head. See
Testing the System Installation to use the System Status start-up option and/or the
GPS Diagnostic View to confirm a good installation.
Inserting the Cables into the Cable Connector Insert
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2
3
4
Installation - GPS Receiver
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1 Power
2 Communications/GPS
3 Temp/Speed
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Transducer 4
Cable Collector Cover 5
Cable Collector Insert 6
Testing the System Installation
After you have completed the installation of the control head and any other accessories such as
the GPS receiver, and have made all the required cabling connections, you must test the
installation before using the system.
To test the installation:
1. Press the POWER/LIGHT key on the control head once to turn on the control head.
There will be an audible sound to let you know that you pressed the key, and the initial
Title screen will appear. If the unit does not power up, make sure that power is
available.
While the Title screen is shown on the display, press the MENU key to display the
Start-Up Options menu. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to position the cursor, then
the RIGHT Cursor key to select System Status from the Start-Up Options menu (see the
Start-Up Options Menu section for more information about these menu choices). The
System Status Self Test screen will appear.
NOTE: If you wait too long, the system will default to whichever menu mode happens to be highlighted,
and you will have to start again.
2. 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. See System Status for more information about the
Self Test.
3. From the System Status screen, view accessory connections by pressing the VIEW key.
See System Status for more information about the Accessory Test.
NOTE: The speed will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since the 1100 Series™ has been
powered up.
4. From the System Status screen, see a GPS Diagnostic View by pressing the View key.
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. See System Status for more information about
the GPS Diagnostic View.
5. You are ready for on the water operation.
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Power On the Control Head
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird® control head.
1100 Series™ Title Screen
1. Press the
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up Options
Menu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Normal (if there is a transducer attached to
the control head), or Simulator (if there isn’t a transducer attached to the control head).
NOTE: See Start-Up Options Menu for more information.
• 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.
• In Simulator you can learn how to use your control head and save settings in
advance for later use.
Power On
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What’s on the Control Head
Your 1100 Series™ user interface is easy to use. A combination of keys, different views, and
situation-specific, customizable menus allows you to control what you see on the color display.
Refer to the following illustration and see Key Functions, Views, and The Menu System for
more information.
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2
5
1
4
7
6
9
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10
11
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2
3
4
5
6
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Screen
ZOOM (+/-) Keys
VIEW Key
4-WAY Cursor Control Key (LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN)
INFO Key
MENU Key
MARK Key
GOTO Key
EXIT Key
View Preset Keys
SD Card Slots
POWER/LIGHT Key
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8
9
10
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What’s on the Control Head
Key Functions
Your Fishing System has a set of easy to use keys that 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 on the unit. 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.
NOTE: Your control head will start up with the backlight on and will automatically turn it off to conserve
power.
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press the VIEW key to
advance to the next view. Press the VIEW key repeatedly to cycle through all
available views. Views can be hidden to optimize the system to your fishing
requirements (see Views or View Menu Tab).
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MENU Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system. See The Menu System for
more information.
Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power up sequence to view the StartUp Options menu.
X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in any view to access the X-Press™ Menu, which
provides frequently-used menu settings that correspond with the current view or navigation
mode.
Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice in any view to access the Main Menu, which is
organized under tabbed headings to help you find a specific menu item quickly.
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
(RIGHT, LEFT, UP, or DOWN Cursor Keys)
The 4-WAY Cursor Control key has multiple functions, which depend 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. The changes will be
activated and saved immediately.
• Freeze Frame: In Sonar View, Side Imaging® View, and Down 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.
• Chart Views: The 4-WAY Cursor Control key also pans the charts and highlights
decluttered waypoint icons.
NOTE: In 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 or LEFT Cursor keys to control the speed of playback.
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Key Functions
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. See Views for more information.
EXIT Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, which depend 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.
INFO Key
The INFO key has multiple functions, which depend on the active view and
situation.
Chart Views: Press the INFO key while in any navigation view to display information about
objects that are near the active cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will
be displayed. See Views: Viewing Cartography for more information.
Screen Snapshots: In Chart views, highlight a screen snapshot or recording icon and press the
Info key. Select Chart Info or View Snapshot from the submenu. See Snapshot and Recording
View for more information.
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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 is available if the GPS receiver connected.
• Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the cursor location.
• Without Active Cursor: 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 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 not a 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 SD card installed for the screen snapshot feature to
work.
GOTO Key
The GOTO key has multiple functions, which depend on the situation.
• Active Cursor: Press the GOTO key while in any view to create a waypoint and start
navigation towards that waypoint.
• Without Active Cursor: Press the GOTO key to display the saved waypoints list, and then
highlight a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to begin navigation.
• Man Overboard: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5 seconds to activate the
Man Overboard (MOB) function. Once MOB is activated, any current navigation will be
cancelled and the current route will be discarded without notification (see Man
Overboard (MOB) Navigation).
ZOOM (+/-) Keys
The Zoom keys function in different ways which depend on the view displayed.
• Navigation Views or the Sonar Zoom View: Press the +/- ZOOM key to
change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther away.
• Side Imaging® View or Down Imaging™ View: Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the active cursor to a position on the screen. Press the
+ ZOOM key to magnify your selection. Press the -Zoom key to decrease the
scale.
NOTE: The cursor must be active for the zoom feature to work in the Side Imaging® or Down
Imaging™ View.
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Key Functions
SD Memory Card Slots
The two SD card slots on your control head can be used with
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.
Inserting an SD
into the Card Slot
NOTE: The SD Cards require a separate purchase. For more information, visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
To insert an SD memory card:
1. Remove the SD memory card slot cover.
2. Position the SD memory card so that the label faces the left 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.
4. To Remove: Press the SD memory card into the slot and then release. The card will
eject, and you can then pull the card from the slot.
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Add Maps to Your Fishing System
Your Fishing System includes a built-in Contour XD™ or UniMap™ with a more detailed map of
North America (Domestic models) or a detailed map of Europe and Southeast Asia, including
Australia and New Zealand (International models).
You can also purchase SD cards with additional chart information for a particular location.
NOTE: The SD Cards require a separate purchase. Your Fishing system supports LakeMaster® and
Navionics® Cartography on SD card media.
NOTE: The 1100 Series™ supports Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™, HotMaps™ Premium, and Platinum™
Cartography on SD card media. The 1100 Series™ does not support Navionics® Classic Charts. NVB models
are pre-loaded with Navionics® cartography and are available in the U.S. only. Currently, there are no
international NVB models available.
• Auto Select: When you install the SD card in your control head, your Fishing System will
retrieve the chart and display it automatically.
• Chart Select: You can also choose which chart to display with the Chart Select menu
option in the Chart Menu Tab. Choose Right (card slot) or Left (card slot) to select the SD
card you’d like to use (see Chart Menu Tab: Chart Select). NVB Units: See Chart Menu
Tab: NVB Chart Preference for details.
• Map Borders: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active cursor within a map
border, and press the ZOOM + key to view the different map (see Chart Menu Tab: Map
Borders).
• Menu Options: The Chart Menu Tab will change to display menu options that
correspond with the active chart (see Chart Menu Tab).
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Update Software
Set up an online account at humminbird.com so that you will receive the latest Humminbird®
news and software upgrades for your Fishing System. You can also download HumminbirdPC™
from your account, which allows you to manage your waypoints, routes, and tracks on your
personal computer.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD memory card,
and an SD Memory Card Reader.
NOTE: To purchase the USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR) visit our Web site at humminbird.com
or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468. Our Customer Resource Center will
also assist you with any questions you might have about updating your Humminbird® Fishfinder.
To update the control head software:
1. Install a formatted SD memory card into the card reader connected to your PC.
2. Register your Fishing System: Log on to humminbird.com. Click My Account. Set up a
new account.
3. Download: From My Account\My Profile\My Equipment, click the file name of the
latest software update [unit name (version #)].
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.
• Follow the prompts to save the software file directly to the SD Card.
4. Install the SD card with the updated software file into the control head card slot.
5. Power on your Fishfinder. The control head will recognize the new software and run
through a series of prompts to confirm software installation.
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Export Navigation Data
You can export all saved tracks, waypoints, and routes from your Fishing System to an optionalpurchase SD memory card.
To export all navigation data:
1. Make sure that an optional-purchase SD memory 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. Highlight Export All Nav Data and press the RIGHT Cursor key. 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 an SD memory card is not installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert the SD memory card
and try again.
NOTE: The SD memory cards and USB Memory Card Reader require separate purchases. The USB Memory
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 humminbird.com or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
The Fishing System can display a variety of useful information about the area under and adjacent
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Depth - Water depth; can be set to alarm when the
water becomes too shallow.
2 Temperature - Water surface temperature
3 Speed - If a Speed accessory or GPS Receiver is
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attached, the 1100 Series™ can display the speed of the
boat and can keep a triplog of nautical or statute miles
traveled.
4 Course - The current direction the boat is traveling
measured in degrees from North.
5 Voltage
6 Sonar Color Bar - Color spectrum indicating low to high
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sonar intensity returns, where red indicates high intensity
and white indicates low intensity.
RTS™ (Real Time Sonar) Window
8 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.
9 Bait Ball
10 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. The Latitude and
Longitude of the cursor position, the distance to travel to
the cursor position, and the bearing to the cursor position
are shown with a GPS receiver attached. Cursor
information is displayed at the top of the screen.
11 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.
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to your boat, including the following items:
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What;’s on the Sonar Display
Understanding the Sonar Display
It is important to understand the significance of the display. The
display does NOT show a literal 3-dimensional 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.
The returned sonar echoes are displayed on the screen. As a new
echo is received, the historical data scrolls left across the display.
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 always 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: Real Time Sonar
(RTS™) Window).
The Wide RTS™ Window
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of a bar
graph. The length of the
plotted return provides an
indication of 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 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.
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SwitchFire™
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views. SwitchFire™
settings are available in the Sonar Menu Tab.
To see the maximum sonar information available within the transducer beam so more fish
arches and better jig tracking are shown, choose Max Mode.
To see less clutter and more fish size accuracy interpreted from the transducer beam, choose
Clear Mode. See Sonar Menu Tab: SwitchFire™ for more information.
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 in the cursor
dialog box.
The RTS Window™ continues to update in Freeze Frame. To return to a scrolling display and
exit Freeze Frame, press the EXIT key. Freeze Frame is available in the Sonar, Split Sonar, and
Sonar Zoom Views.
Instant Image Update
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.
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Sonar 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.
NOTE: A sloping bottom will be represented as a thicker line across the display. Harder bottoms
typically will be displayed with red and softer bottoms typically will be displayed with blue.
The sonar returns from the bottom, structure, and fish can be represented as Structure ID® or
WhiteLine™. See Sonar Menu: Bottom View to set the Bottom View.
Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
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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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What’s on the Sonar Display
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display (1198c SI Combo models only)
Side Imaging® displays a number of easily recognizable features that allow for accurate interpretation
intensity of the sonar return. For example, rock and gravel provide a clearer sonar return than mud
better than downward slopes that face away from the transducer. You can find a number of easily
contour and structure, including the following items:
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Depth - Water depth; can be set to alarm when the water
becomes too shallow.
2 Temperature - Water surface temperature
3 Speed - If a Speed accessory or GPS Receiver is
attached, the 1100 Series™ can display the speed of the
boat and can keep a triplog of nautical or statute miles
traveled.
4 Course - The current direction the boat is traveling
measured in degrees from North.
5 Voltage
6 Bottom Return
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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.
8 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.
9 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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10 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 illustration, the sonar is pinging
142 feet on each side.
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of bottom contour and structure. For Side Imaging®, the bottom composition determines the
and sand because of their relative density. Upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar
recognizable features on the Side Imaging® display that allow for accurate interpretation of bottom
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11 Clouded Area - May indicate a bait ball and White Streaks may indicate fish.
12 Boat Icon & 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. The boat icon will turn to indicate the direction of navigation.
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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.
Down Beam is aimed directly below the boat and provides conical coverage.
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. The narrow aspect (front to
back) of the beam illuminates a small strip of the bottom perpendicular to the direction
of the boat.
Side Imaging® Representation
Creek Bed
Rock
Bait Ball
Fish Tree
Stump
Bank
Water Column
As the unit pings, a strip of data is displayed at the top of the Side Imaging® view.
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.
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.
Side Imaging®
Sonar echoes are
first displayed at
the top of the
screen, and
historical data
scrolls down the
display as new
information is
received.
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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® Frequencies and Coverage
Side Imaging® sonar uses two very precise sonar beams that are directed to either side of the
boat. The beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish, and the results are
displayed in a “picture-like” image on the screen.
• Frequencies: The side beams can be operated at one of two frequencies: 455 kHz or 800
kHz. Your Side Imaging® transducer also provides DualBeam PLUS™ at 200/83 kHz.
Selecting 800 kHz produces the sharpest image, while selecting 455 kHz provides
greater bottom coverage area.
• Side Imaging® Beams are extremely narrow from front to back, and provide “thin slices”
of the bottom for high resolution imaging.
• Side Imaging® Range: 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 and when the
side beam frequency selection is set to 455 kHz.
455 kHz provides maximum coverage with 180° total beam width
800 kHz provides highest resolution with 130° total beam width
Side Imaging
55°
800kHz
20°
200kHz
55°
800kHz
60°
83kHz
130° Total Coverage
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
For Best Performance
Use the following tips and examples to help you interpret the Side Imaging® display.
Side Imaging® Tips
Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph
Straight line navigation
Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
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.
See humminbird.com and sideimaging.com for a side imaging sonar tutorial and
additional information.
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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On the Water Interpretation
Submerged Bridge, Creek Channel and New Bridge Pilings
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1 New Bridge Pilings
2 Creek Channel
Submerged Bridge 3
Submerged Ravine with Timber
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1 Submerged Timber
2 Submerged Tree
Submerged Ravine 3
Possible Drop Off 4
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Submerged Bridge, Alternative Perspective
1
1 Submerged Bridge
Submerged Standing and Fallen Timber, plus Bait Fish
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2
1 Bait Fish
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Standing and Fallen Timber 2
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Submerged Swimming Pool
1
1 Swimming Pool
Submerged Barge with Dumped Logs
2
1
1 Dumped Logs
Submerged Barge 2
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Views
The sonar and navigation information from your Fishing System are displayed
on the screen in a variety of easy-to-read views. Many of these views are also
available as a Combo View, which shows two views on the screen at the same
time.
• Default View: When you first power up the control head, Chart/Side Combo View will
be the default view for the 1198c SI Combo. Sonar/Chart View will be the default view
for the 1158c.
• Available Views: The available Views on your Humminbird® unit will vary with the model
and the transducer attached to your control head. Side Imaging® and Down Imaging™
Views are only available in the 1198c SI Combo, and Side Beam View is only available
when an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer is attached to the control
head. See Views Menu Tab and the following pages for more information.
• Cycle: When you press the VIEW key repeatedly, 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.
• Customize: You can display or hide any view to suit your fishing preferences. See the
following pages for more information about each View.
To customize your view 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.
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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. See Setup Menu
Tab: Select Readouts and Setup Menu: Select Nav Readouts for more information about
which digital readout windows can be customized.
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 or Select Nav Readouts, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts option does not appear under the Setup Tab, change the User
Mode to Advanced.
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.
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Views
Side Imaging® View (1198c SI only)
Side Imaging® View shows a shadowed right- and left-looking view from the boat as the boat
passes over the bottom. See Understanding the Side Imaging® Display for more information
about interpreting the Side Imaging® View.
• Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the Side Imaging®
X-Press™ Menu. You can choose 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 and Understanding the Side
Imaging® Display for more information.
• Sonar Menu Tab: Add SI Range Lines to the display, or turn on Contour Mode to change
how the water column is displayed. See Sonar Menu Tab for more information.
• 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 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.
• Navigation: You can mark waypoints (press the MARK key), start navigation to a
specified waypoint, or navigate to the cursor location. See Introduction to Navigation:
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position for more information.
- Navigation readouts will display at the bottom of the screen when navigation
starts.
- Go To Waypoint Submenu: When you select a waypoint from the list and start
navigation, the boat icon at the top of the screen will indicate the direction the
boat needs to turn to reach the waypoint.
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Side Imaging® View
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1 Depth: water depth
2 Temp: water surface temperature
3 Speed: speed of boat
4 Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
5 VLT: Voltage
6 Shadows
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Submerged Tree
Standing and Fallen Timber
Side Beam Range
Water Column
Bottom Return
Boat Icon
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Side Imaging® View, with Active Cursor and Zoom
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Depth 9
Temp: water surface temperature 10
Speed: speed of boat 11
Course: the current direction the boat is 12
traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage 13
Full Range View 14
Cursor Info Box
Depth of Cursor
Depth Below Cursor
Distance to Cursor
Bearing to Cursor
Zoom Level
Zoom Preview Box
Zoomed View
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Down Imaging™ View (1198c SI only)
Down Imaging™ View displays the down beam portion of the data from the Side Imaging®
beams. The Down Imaging™ results are displayed in a “picture-like” image on the screen in 2D
format. Sonar returns are charted on the right side of the display. As new information is
received, the historical information scrolls left across the display.
• Coverage: The Down Imaging™ coverage is always very thin front to back, and the side
to side width can be adjusted (see Sonar Menu Tab: Down Imaging™ Beam Width).
• Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the sonar to see more or less
detail, the chart scrolling speed, and the display color palette (see Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and the
Down Imaging™ 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 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 Down Imaging™ View.
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Down Imaging™ View
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2
3
1 Depth: water depth
2 Boat Position: Latitude/Longitude
3 Speed: speed of boat
4 Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
5 VLT: Voltage
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10
Bottom Return
Topography Changes
Upper Range
Lower Range
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Down Imaging™ View, with Active Cursor and Zoom
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Depth 9
Boat Position: Latitude/Longitude 10
Speed: speed of boat 11
Course: the current direction the boat is 12
traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage 13
Full Range View 14
Cursor Info Box
Depth of Cursor
Depth Below Cursor
Distance to Cursor
Bearing to Cursor
Zoom Level
Zoom Preview Box
Zoomed View
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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 display. 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. Also, on any 2D Sonar view, the
whole height of the screen can be used to display sonar. Simply turn off the selectable
readout that is below the water column. (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 in the cursor
dialog box.
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Sonar View
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Upper Depth Range
Temperature Graph
Depth Lines
RTS® Window
Sonar Color Bar
Lower Depth Range
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Structure
Depth
Temp: Water Surface Temperature
Speed: Speed of Boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage
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12
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 top 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.
• 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 in the cursor
dialog box.
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Sonar Zoom View
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Depth
Temp: water surface temperature
Speed: speed of boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage
Zoomed View
Zoom Level
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Upper Depth Range, Zoom View 8
Upper Depth Range, Full Range View
Zoom Preview Box
Full Range View
Lower Depth Range, Zoom View
Lower Depth Range, Full Range View
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Split Sonar View
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam on the left side of the
screen and sonar returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam on the right side of the screen. You can
use the Split Sonar View to make side by side comparisons between the sonar returns from both
beams.
• Depth is displayed in the upper left hand corner.
• 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.
• 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 in the cursor
dialog box.
Split Sonar
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4
5
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3
4
Depth
Temp: water surface temperature
Speed: speed of boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage
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Lower Depth Range
Depth Lines
Upper Depth Range
83 kHz Sonar History Window
200 kHz Sonar History Window
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Snapshot and Recording View
(optional-purchase SD memory card required)
Snapshot and Recording View displays the screen snapshots and recordings that are saved on
the optional-purchase SD card installed in the control head. Use this view to review the
snapshot and recording file details, start recording, and adjust the recording settings.
• Activate Screen Snapshot: Select Screen Snapshot from the Accessories Menu Tab,
and select On. Also, install an optional-purchase SD card in the control head, and make
sure Snapshot and Recording View is set to Visible on the Views Menu Tab.
• Scroll and View: Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the saved Screen
Snapshots and Recordings. The active file is highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT
Cursor key to view the file.
• Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in this view to
open the X-Press™ Menu. Use the X-Press™ Menu to Start Recording, Delete Images,
or adjust the Recording and Playback settings (see Recording and Playback or
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu).
NOTE: The speed of the screen capture or the recording depends on the type of card you use; in general,
SD cards capture the screen faster than MMC cards.
Snapshot and Recording View
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Amount of recording left to play 5
Recording icon
Recording mode icons 6
Snapshot thumbnail
Unavailable icon
Amount of recording that has been played 7
Information box
Amount of space used for this recording 8
NOTE: For snapshots and recordings, the indicator bar has several states: during recording, the amount
of space remaining on the SD card is indicated on the status bar. 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 SD card is indicated.
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Screen Snapshots
Screen Snapshots are saved pictures of the view on the screen. The screen snapshot will
include the menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and messages that were active when the screen
snapshot was taken. Saved Screen Snapshots can be viewed from the Snapshot and Recording
View or Chart View.
The Screen Snapshot feature is available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and
Screen Snapshot is On (see Accessories Menu Tab: Screen Snapshot).
Make a Screen Snapshot:
1. Activate Screen Snapshot and install an SD card.
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3
1 Waypoint saved at Cursor Location
2 Screen Snapshot Confirmation
3 File Name
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2. From any view or cursor location you want to
capture, press the MARK key. The screen will
pause while the image is saved.
A waypoint will also be created at the boat or active
cursor location. The screen snapshot shares the same
file name (.PNG).
Delete a Screen Snapshot:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press
the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved files and highlight a snapshot file.
2. Press the Menu key once, and select Delete
Image from the X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
1 From Snapshot and Recording View, select Delete
Image from the X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen Snapshot is enabled,
but a GPS receiver is not 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.
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View a saved Screen Snapshot from Snapshot and
Recording View:
1
2
3
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press
the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved files and highlight a snapshot file.
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2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Snapshot File Name
Time + Date of Snapshot
Waypoint Position
Highlighted Snapshot File
SD card available storage
View a saved Screen Snapshot from Chart View:
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move the active cursor onto a Screen
Snapshot Icon
.
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2
When the cursor snaps onto the Screen Snapshot
Icon, a thumbnail preview of the Screen Snapshot
will be displayed on the screen.
2. Press the INFO key, and select View Snapshot.
1 Screen Snapshot Icon and Waypoint Name
2 Thumbnail Preview
3. Press the EXIT key to return to Chart View.
(press the INFO key to view at full size)
Notes about Screen Snapshots:
• A border around the full screen indicates that the view is a saved screen snapshot and
not a “live” view.
• If you press the INFO key, and the snapshot file connected to the icon is not saved on
the installed SD card, the Chart Information box will display instead of the screen
snapshot.
• Use an optional-purchase SD card reader connected to a PC to view the saved screen
snapshot data files on your optional-purchase SD card (see humminbird.com for
details). You will notice that a .DAT (or a .TXT) file is created for every .PNG screen
snapshot. This data file is required for viewing the screen snapshots from your control
head, so don’t delete these files.
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Recording and Playback
The Recording feature records active sonar information. When the recording is played back, the
views that were active during the recording are available in Playback. The Recording and
Playback feature is available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Screen
Snapshot is On (see Accessories Menu Tab: Screen Snapshot). Saved Recordings can be played
back from the Snapshot and Recording View.
Start recording:
1
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press
the MENU key once to open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2
2. Highlight Start Recording, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A waypoint will also be created at
the boat location, and the recording shares the
same file name (.SON).
1 From Snapshot and Recording View, select Start
Recording from the X-Press™ Menu
2 Slider Bar
Stop recording:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to open
the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Recording and press the RIGHT
Cursor key.
Notes about Recording:
• While recording, press the EXIT key to exit the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
and scroll to a different view. Recording will continue.
• The slider bar at the bottom of the Snapshot and Recording View shows the recording
progress and remaining space on the SD card.
• Pings Per Second: For maximum performance, keep the Pings Per Second setting on Auto
(see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu).
• Viewing saved Screen Snapshots and Recording Playback are not available while in
recording mode.
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Playback a Recording:
1
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press
the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved files and highlight a saved Recording.
2
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
1 Recording File Information
2 Highlighted Recording File
Change Playback Settings:
1
2
1. Press the MENU key once to open the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the X-Press™ Menu to adjust the Sonar
Recording’s Sensitivity, Upper Range, Lower
Range, and the Playback Speed. See Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu for details.
1 “Playback” indicates the control head is playing
a saved recording.
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.
2 Open the X-Press™ Menu to adjust
Playback settings.
You can also use Freeze Frame and mark waypoints.
Stop Playback:
1. Press the MENU key once to open the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Playback, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key.
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Delete a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording View, press
the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved files and highlight a saved Recording.
2. Press the Menu key once, and select Delete
Recording from the X-Press™ Menu. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
1 From Snapshot and Recording View, select Delete
Recording from the X-Press™ Menu.
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Notes about Playback:
• “Playback” will flash periodically on the screen to indicate that the control head is playing
a saved recording and not a “live” view.
• Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active navigation is
cancelled and thumbnails and icons disappear when Playback begins or ends.
• Playback is paused automatically at the end of the recording.
• 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. Press Exit to resume Playback.
• Press the MARK key during Playback to save a Screen Snapshot and/or mark a waypoint
in the view or active cursor location you choose.
Recording Information
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Recording Indicator
Current Ping Rate 6
Amount of space and time used by this recording
Average Ping Rate 7
Amount of space remaining on card 8
Name of recording
Time and Date recording was started
Total amount of space on card 9
Position where recording was started
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Side Beam View
(optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer required)
Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and right 455 kHz beams and the 200 kHz
down-looking beam in one view. This view is available if an optional-purchase QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer accessory is connected and Transducer Select is set to QuadraBeam (see
Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: The QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer requires a separate purchase.
• Coverage: 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.
• Range: The distance covered by the right and left side-looking beams is controlled by
the Lower Range setting for the down-looking beam, up to a maximum of 160 feet (see
Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Lower Range).
• Layout: The Side Beam View can be arranged in any of the following layouts: Default,
Classic, and Slanted. Press the MENU key once, and select Quad Layout from the
X-Press™ Menu to choose a layout for this view.
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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 left-looking sonar beams. New information in the side beam panels scrolls from
the center out.
Side Beam View, Default Layout
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Depth
Left Side 455 kHz Sonar History Window
Temp: water surface temperature
Water Surface Line for 455 kHz Sonar History Windows
Speed: speed of boat
200 kHz Sonar History Window
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
Upper Depth Range
VLT: Voltage
Lower Depth Range
Right 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
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Depth
Right Side 455 kHz Sonar History Window
Temp: water surface temperature
Water Surface Line for 455 kHz Sonar History Windows
Speed: speed of boat
200 kHz Sonar History Window
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
Upper Depth Range
VLT: Voltage
Lower Depth Range
Left 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 downlooking 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
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Depth
Temp: water surface temperature
Speed: speed of boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
VLT: Voltage
Left Side 455 kHz Sonar History Window
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200 kHz Sonar History Window 7
Right Side 455 kHz Sonar History Window
Water Surface Line
Upper Depth Range
Lower Depth Range
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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.
• To shift the eye point position so that you can look off to the sides, or even behind the
boat: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to turn the eye point right or left. Press the
UP Cursor key to move the eye point forward, and press the DOWN Cursor key to move
the eye point backward.
• Press the EXIT key to move the eye point back to its original position behind and above
the boat.
• Digital Readouts: If all selectable readout boxes are turned off below the Bird's Eye
pane, the window will stretch to fill the whole vertical pane. See Setup Menu Tab:
Select Readouts for more information.
Bird's Eye View (Standard)
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Depth
Temp: water surface temperature
Speed: speed of boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North
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VLT: Voltage 5
Boat Icon 6
Cartography 7
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Bird’s Eye View (Navigating)
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1 Next Waypoint
2 Depth
3 XTE (Cross Track Error): Distance of Boat from Route
4 Speed: the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS
5 Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured
in degrees from North
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Bearing: Direction to Destination Waypoint
measured in degrees from North
Boat Icon
Route
Off Course Limits
Cartography
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Chart View
Chart View shows cartography from the built-in Contour XD™, built-in UniMap™, or an optional
SD map for the area surrounding your current position. The cartography is applied to any
standard Chart View or Combo view that displays a chart. 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.
NOTE: See Chart Menu tab and Navigation Menu tab for more information.
• Shift/Pan: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to another area.
• Zoom: Press the ZOOM (+/-) keys to zoom in and out.
• Information: Press the INFO key to get information about the chart objects near the
cursor.
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Combo Views
Combo Views display two views (or more) on the screen at the same time. You can perform
functions for either side of the view, access the X-Press™ Menu, and change the left view
display size. The available combo views are shown on the following pages.
Combo Views: Functions
The Combo Views allow you to observe and control two views at once. To change the settings
for either side of the view, the individual view must be selected as the active side.
• The green arrow points to the active side.
• Active Side: Press the MENU key once and select Active Side from the X-Press™ Menu.
Choose RIGHT or LEFT to set the active side.
• X-Press™ Menu: After you set the Active Side, press the MENU key once to access the
X-Press™ Menu. The X-Press™ Menu provides settings for the active view, and the
display updates immediately with your changes.
• Display Size: Press the MENU key once and select Split Position from the X-Press™
Menu. Split Position allows you to adjust the size of the left side of the display.
• Active Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and the cursor will
appear on the active side of the view.
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Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View (1198c SI only)
Side/Sonar Combo View shows sonar information and Side Imaging® sonar information in a
combination split screen, where the Sonar View is displayed on the left and the Side Imaging®
View is displayed on the right.
Select an Active Side, and you can adjust the sensitivity, the side beam range, the chart scrolling
speed, and the color scheme of the display. For more information about each side of this combo
view, see Sonar View and Side Imaging® View.
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Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View shows the Chart and Bird’s Eye views in a combination split
screen, where the Bird’s Eye View is displayed on the left and the Chart View is displayed on
the right. For more information about each side of this combo view, see Chart View and Bird’s
Eye View.
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Chart/Chart Combo View
Chart/Chart Combo View shows two versions of the Chart view in a combination split screen
so that you can see the position of the boat on one side while you zoom in or perform other
functions on the other. See Chart View for more information.
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4 Speed: the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS
5 Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured
in degrees from North
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measured in degrees from North
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Chart/Sonar Combo View shows both the Chart and Sonar views in a combination split screen,
where the Sonar View is displayed on the left and the Chart View is displayed on the right. For
more information about each side of this combo view, see Chart View and Sonar View.
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Chart/Side Imaging® Combo View (1198c SI only)
Chart/Side Imaging® Combo View shows chart information and Side Imaging® sonar
information in a combination split screen, where the Side Imaging® View is displayed on the left
and the Chart View is displayed on the right. For more information about each side of this combo
view, see Chart View and Side Imaging® View.
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Down Imaging™/Side Imaging® Combo View (1198c SI only)
Down/Side Imaging® Combo View shows Down Imaging™ and Side Imaging® sonar
information in a combination split screen, where the Down Imaging™ View is displayed on the
left and the Side Imaging® View is displayed on the right. For more information about each side
of this combo view, see Down Imaging™ View and Side Imaging® View.
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Topography Changes
Side view Range
Boat Icon
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Upper Range
Lower Range
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Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View (1198c SI only)
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View shows Chart and Down Imaging™ information in a
combination split screen, where the Down Imaging™ View is displayed on the left and the Chart
View is displayed on the right. For more information about each side of this combo view, see
Down Imaging™ View and Chart View.
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Lower Range
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Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View shows traditional Sonar information on the left and Down
Imaging™ sonar information on the right. For more information about each side of this combo
view, see Down Imaging™ View and Sonar View.
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Down Imaging™/Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View (1198c SI only)
Down/Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View shows Down Imaging™ and traditional Sonar
information on the left side of the screen, and Side Imaging® on the right side of the screen. If
you use the active cursor on the left side of the screen, a cursor will appear in both the Sonar
and Down Imaging™ views. For more information about each side of this combo view, see
Down Imaging™ View, Side Imaging® View, and Sonar View.
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Chart Orientation
All of the chart views allow you to choose the orientation of the chart. In both orientations, the
view pans automatically so that the boat is always centered on the display.
NOTE: The Chart Orientation setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
• North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the display. Objects located to the north of
the boat are drawn above the boat.
• Course-Up: The direction of motion of the boat is shown at the top of the display.
Objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat.
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.
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 Bullseye Cursor is drawn at the top of
the screen and is linked to the boat by a yellow line, even if the boat is off the screen. At the
same time, a cursor dialog box is displayed with the distance and bearing from the boat to the
cursor position and the latitude/longitude coordinates of the cursor. When the cursor is active
on the display, you can also use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor diagonally.
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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.
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: In Non-NVB models, the built-in UniMap™ does not contain
any Port, Tide, or Current information. This information is only
available from optional-purchase SD cards. In NVB models, your unit
also includes a built-in UniMap™ that contains Port, Tide, or Current
information.
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 will indicate the distance and
bearing to the port from your present position.
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 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 will indicate the
distance and bearing to the current station from your present position.
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Use the 1100 Series™ to establish waypoints at areas of interest and to navigate to those
waypoints via a saveable route (representing the shortest intended distance between
waypoints). You can also view and save tracks, which represent the actual path of the boat.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or navigation points.
Your 1100 Series™ can store up to 3000 waypoints.
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 1100 Series™
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 1100 Series™ can store up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints.
The current track represents your actual path so far.
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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
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4 Speed: the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance, and is the speed measurement provided by GPS
5 Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured
in degrees from North
6 Bearing: Direction to Destination Waypoint
measured in degrees from North
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. See Navigation Menu Tab: Waypoint Decluttering to turn off this
feature.
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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 4-WAY 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, Side Imaging® View, or
Down Imaging™ View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a feature in the
sonar history. 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 press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation tab. Select Waypoints,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Waypoints submenu.
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.
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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 09 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.
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Chart View, Side Imaging® View, Chart Combo Views,
or Side Imaging® Combo Views, 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 multisegment route.
Skip 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
The Waypoint Target shows a target consisting of concentric circles in various distance ranges
centered on the waypoint you choose. 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.
Add a Waypoint Target: From the Waypoints submenu, select Target, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key to display the saved waypoints list. Select a waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Add a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints submenu, select Grid, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to
display the saved waypoints list. Select a waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The grid can
also be rotated to any heading by adjusting the Grid Rotation setting on the Navigation Menu Tab.
Remove Target or Trolling Grid: Press the MENU key once, and choose Remove Target or Remove
Grid from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
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 dialog box 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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Depth
XTE (Cross Track Error): Distance of Boat from Route
Speed: speed of boat
Course: the current direction the boat is traveling measured
in degrees from North
5 Bearing: Direction to Destination Waypoint measured in
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Position where Man Overboard was activated
Elapsed Time since MOB was activated
MOB Waypoint
Target Surrounding MOB Waypoint
Course Projection Line
Map Scale
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Introduction to Navigation - MOB
The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules 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 Fishfinder Modes: Normal, Simulator, and System Status.
• 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, and
select one of the modes described on the following pages. Also, see Power On the Control Head
for more information.
Start-Up Options Menu
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer 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.
To exit Normal operation, power off your Fishing System.
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Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishfinder 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.
Simulator
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. Any menu
changes you make will be saved for later use.
• A message will appear often on the display to indicate Simulator mode.
• To exit Simulator, power off your Fishfinder.
NOTE: It is important to select Simulator manually from the Start-Up Options Menu as opposed to
letting the Fishfinder enter Simulator automatically (as it will if a transducer is not connected and you
do nothing during power up). See Power on the Control Head for more information.
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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
To exit System Status, power off your Fishfinder.
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. IP and MAC addresses are also displayed.
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Start-Up Options Menu
Accessory Test lists the accessories connected to the system.
Accessory Test Screen
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since your Fishfinder
was powered up.
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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.
NOTE: This view is only available when a GPS Receiver is attached to the control head.
GPS Diagnostic View
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Satellite Being Monitored 3
Current Latitude and Longitude 4
1 Sky Chart
2 Satellite Being Used
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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.
X-Press™ Menu
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once.
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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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,
and Accessories.
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 System
Normal User Mode
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice.
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 Cursor 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.
Note for all Menu Settings
The settings in all menus are adjusted in the same way. Simply use the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key to highlight a menu option, and then change the settings or activate the option (see Main
Menu or X-Press™ Menu).
Below is an example of how the menu options are described in this manual. Each description
shows the menu option appearance, the available settings, and the specific control head
settings required (i.e. advanced user mode, international only, view, navigation, or accesssory).
Menu Option Name
Setup User Mode
and other control
head requirements
Available Menu
Settings
and Default
Menu Option as it
appears on the screen
Setting Description
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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 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. Advanced mode is the default setting when you first power on your Humminbird®
Fishing System.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight User Mode on the Setup main menu.
4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting. (Normal,
Advanced, Default = Advanced)
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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Menu Quick Tips
Sonar Tab, Normal Mode
Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode
Menu Quick Tips
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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 User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See Main Menu: User
Mode for details.
NOTE: Quad Layout only appears in Side Beam View when the
optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer is attached
and selected.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Active Side
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, Right; Default = Left
Active Side allows you to select a side of the screen in Combo View. After you choose an active
side, you can apply menu settings and key commands to the view you’ve selected. The Active
Side menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the screen (see Views: Combo
Views).
• A green arrow on the Combo View points to the active side.
• When a menu is displayed in the active side, the non-active side of the screen will be
grayed out.
Split Position
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right; Default = Various
Split Position sets the size of the left side of the Combo View. Each Combo View can be set
individually. The Split Position menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the
screen (see Views: Combo Views).
• The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo
View.
• Selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting.
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Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust the sensitivity of
all sonar frequencies.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate 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.
Sensitivity at Low
When operating in very clear water or greater depths,
increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns that may be of
interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too high, the display
may become too cluttered.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
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Sensitivity at Medium
Sensitivity at High
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 or 0 to 497 meters [International models only];
Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar, Split Sonar,
and Active Sonar Side 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), and will show greater detail for that 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.
Lower Range
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International Models only];
Default = AUTO
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
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 settings entered manually.
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Chart Speed
Settings: 1-10, where 1 = Slow, 10 = Fastest; Default = 5
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.
Quad Layout
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer, Side Beam
View only)
Settings: Default, Classic, Slanted; Default = Default
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).
Bottom Lock
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
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.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Bottom Range
(Sonar Zoom View only, when Bottom Lock is On)
Settings: 10 - 60 feet, 2-10 fathoms, or 3-20 meters [International
Models only]; Default = 15 feet
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.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
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Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
(Side Imaging® Views only [1198c SI])
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.
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Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
Active Side
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, Right; Default = Left
Active Side allows you to select a side of the screen in Combo View. After you choose an active
side, you can apply menu settings and key commands to the view you’ve selected. The Active
Side menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the screen (see Views: Combo
Views).
• A green arrow on the Combo View points to the active side.
• When a menu is displayed in the active side, the non-active side of the screen will be
grayed out.
Split Position
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right; Default = Various
Split Position sets the size of the left side of the Combo View. Each Combo View can be set
individually. The Split Position menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the
screen (see Views: Combo Views).
• The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo
View.
• Selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting.
SI Side
Settings: Left, Both, Right; Default = Both
SI Side sets which transducer beam from the Side Imaging® beams will be shown on the
display.
SI Sensitivity
Settings: Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
SI Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display.
Increase the SI Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest, especially in very
clear water or greater depths. A high SI Sensitivity setting shows more sonar returns from small
baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however if the SI Sensitivity is adjusted too high,
the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the SI Sensitivity to eliminate 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.
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SI Enhance
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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).
SI Enhance Submenu
• 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® X-Press™ Menu: SI Sensitivity for more information.
• Contrast: Accents the light and dark parts of the Side Imaging® data to provide greater
definition. (1-20, Default = 10)
• Sharpness: Filters the view and sharpens the edges of the Side Imaging® data. (Low (L),
Medium (M), High (H), Default = Off)
SI Range
Settings: 6 to 360 feet, or 2 to 120 meters [International Models only];
Default = 150 feet, 50 meters
SI Range sets the deepest range that will displayed in the Side Imaging® views. The range must
be set manually.
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.
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Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
Chart Speed
Settings: 1- 10, where 1 = Slow, 10 Fastest, Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the side sonar 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, which
allows you to see an entire area.
SI Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber1, Amber2, Brown, Green, Inverse, Gray,
Green/Red, Default = Blue
SI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the Side Imaging®
display.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
(Down Imaging™ Views only [1198c SI])
The Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the MENU key
once while in any of the Down Imaging™ Views to access
the Down 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.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Active Side
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, Right; Default = Left
Active Side allows you to select a side of the screen in Combo View. After you choose an active
side, you can apply menu settings and key commands to the view you’ve selected. The Active
Side menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the screen (see Views: Combo
Views).
• A green arrow on the Combo View points to the active side.
• When a menu is displayed in the active side, the non-active side of the screen will be
grayed out.
Split Position
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right; Default = Various
Split Position sets the size of the left side of the Combo View. Each Combo View can be set
individually. The Split Position menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the
screen (see Views: Combo Views).
• The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo
View.
• Selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting.
Down Sensitivity
Settings: Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Down Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display.
Increase the Down Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest, especially in
very clear water or greater depths. A high Down Imaging™ Sensitivity setting shows more sonar
returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however if the Down Imaging™
Sensitivity is adjusted too high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the Down Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes
present in murky or muddy water. If Down Imaging™ Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display
may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
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Upper Range
(Advanced: Down Imaging™ Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 or 0 to 497 meters [International models only],
Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Down Imaging™
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 Down Imaging™ 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), and will show greater detail for that 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.
Lower Range
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International Models only];
Default = AUTO
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
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 settings entered manually.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-10, where 1 = Slow, 10 = Fastest; Default = 5
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.
SI Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber1, Amber2, Brown, Green, Inverse, Gray,
Green/Red; Default = Blue
SI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the Side Imaging®
and Down Imaging™ display.
Down Imaging Beam Width
(Advanced, Down Imaging™ View only)
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Down Imaging Beam Width controls the width of the beam (side to side) for the
Down Imaging™ View and sets the amount of information shown on the display.
To see only the data directly under your boat, select Narrow. Medium reveals more information,
while Wide displays the maximum information available from the Down Imaging™ beam width.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
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 View, Chart Views, or Chart
Combo Views to access the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system settings,
such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: To see the Navigation X-Press™ Menu in a Combo View,
change the Active Side setting to the side you want to adjust.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Active Side
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, Right, Default = Left
Active Side allows you to select a side of the screen in Combo View. After you choose an active
side, you can apply menu settings and key commands to the view you’ve selected. The Active
Side menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the screen (see Views: Combo
Views).
• A green arrow on the Combo View points to the active side.
• When a menu is displayed in the active side, the non-active side of the screen will be
grayed out.
Split Position
(Combo Views only)
Settings: Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right; Default = Various
Split Position sets the size of the left side of the Combo View. Each Combo View can be set
individually. The Split Position menu option is only available when a Combo View is on the
screen (see Views: Combo Views).
• The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo
View.
• Selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting.
Waypoint [Name]
(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint under your
cursor. You can 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.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation 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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Cursor to Waypoint
(Chart or Combo View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved waypoint so that you
can locate it or edit it. This X-Press™ Menu option only appears if you have saved waypoints.
Save Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Save Current Track allows you to save the current track on the display. After the current track
is saved, a new current track is started. Save Current Track appears on the Navigation X-Press™
Menu after navigation is stopped.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the current track, it is important to save the track and also
edit the name before powering off the control head.
Clear Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track on the display and start a new track
at the present position.
Save Current Route
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This menu option will
only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
Cancel MOB Navigation
(only when MOB Navigation is activated)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
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.
Remove Target
(only if a Target is Active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
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.
Remove Grid
(only if a Grid is Active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
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.
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Waypoint [Name]
(Most recently-created waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Go To, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most recently created
waypoint. You must have pressed the MARK key at least once since you last powered up the
Fishfinder for this menu option to appear.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation for more 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 snapshot 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 & Recording X-Press™ Menu
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Start Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Start Recording allows you to start sonar recording from the Snapshot and Recording View. This
menu option is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Snapshot and
Recording View is on the screen.
Stop Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Recording allows you to stop sonar recording. This menu option is only available when an
optional-purchase SD card is installed and the control head is actively recording.
Delete Image
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image. This menu option is only
available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on
the screen, and you have selected an image thumbnail.
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once. This menu option is only available
when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Snapshot and Recording View is on the
screen.
Delete Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Delete Recording allows you to delete a single sonar recording. This menu option is only
available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on
the screen, and you have selected a recording file.
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Delete All Recordings
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Delete All Recordings allows you to delete all the recordings at once. This menu option is only
available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Snapshot and Recording View is
on the screen.
Pings Per Second
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: 1-10, AUTO, Default = AUTO
Pings Per Second allows you to specify the ping rate for an active sonar recording.
NOTE: Pings Per Second is available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed, Snapshot and
Recording View is on the screen, and the control head is 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 SD card, you can slow the ping rate by
setting the Pings Per Second manually, but the recording will capture less sonar detail. For
maximum performance, keep the Pings Per Second setting on Auto.
Playback Speed
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)
Settings: Record, Rewind1, Rewind2, Slow Play Reverse, Pause, Slow
Play, Normal Play, Fast Forward1, Fast Forward2, Stop
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 an optional-purchase
SD card is installed and Recording Playback is active.
Playback Speed Icons:
Record
Slow Play
Rewind, Reverse
Normal Play
Rewind2
Fast Forward
Slow Play Reverse
Fast Forward2
Pause
Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Stop
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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 SD Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Playback allows you to stop playback of a sonar recording from any view. This menu option
is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Recording Playback is
active.
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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Alarms Menu Tab
Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the
Main Menu System. 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.
Alarms Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
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Alarm Volume
Settings: Mute, 1 - 10; Default = 5
Alarm Volume allows you to adjust the volume of the alarms.
Depth Alarm
Settings: OFF, 1 to 100 feet, or 0.5 to 30 meters [International Models
only]; Default = OFF
Depth Alarm sounds when the depth becomes equal to or less than the menu setting.
Fish ID Alarm
Settings: Off, All, Large/Medium, Large; Default = Off
Fish ID Alarm sounds when the Fishfinder 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.
Off
All
Large/Medium
Large
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Alarms Menu Tab
Low Battery Alarm
Settings: Off, 8.5V - 13.5V; Default = Off
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 Fishfinder. The
Low Battery Alarm should be set to warn you when the battery voltage drops below the safety
margin that you have determined.
The Fishing System will detect when the connected battery voltage is too low or too high, and
it will display Input Voltage Low or Input Voltage High messages if these limits are exceeded. If
you turn on the Low Battery Alarm using the Alarms Main Menu, the unit will use your settings.
If you do not turn on the Low Battery Alarm, the unit will use the following limits: 7.5 to 7.9 VDC
(low) and 21 to 21.2 VDC (high).
For example, 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.
Aux. Temp Alarm
(with optional-purchase Temp. probe or Temp/Speed only)
Settings: Off, 33-120 [Fahrenheit], 0-50 [Celsius], Default = Off
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 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 Temp Alarm will also sound.
Temp. Alarm
Settings: Off, 33-120 Fahrenheit, 0-50 Celsius [International Models
only]; Default = Off
Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature detected by the Fishfinder 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.
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Off Course Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International Models only];
Default = 300 ft, 100 m
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.
Off Course Alarm
2
1
Off Course Limits 2
1 Arrival Alarm Circle
Arrival Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International Models only];
Default = 150 ft, 50 m
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.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Drift Alarm
Settings; Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International Models only];
Default = Off
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
1
1 Drift Alarm Circle
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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: The Sonar Menu Tab will change to display menu options
that correspond with the selected transducer (see Transducer
Select).
Sonar Menu (Advanced)
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Sonar Menu Tab
Beam Select
Settings: 200/83 kHz, 200 kHz, 83 kHz, Default = 200 kHz
Beam Select sets which sonar returns from the DualBeam PLUS™ transducer will be displayed
on the screen.
When set to 200/83 kHz, the returns from both beams are blended. 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. The RTS® Window in the Sonar 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 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 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.
Side View Frequency
(Side Imaging® and Down Imaging™ Views only [1198c SI]
Settings: 800 kHz or 455 kHz; Default = 455 kHz
Side View Frequency allows you to select which frequency to apply to the Side Imaging® beams
(800 kHz or 455 kHz).
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Surface Clutter
Settings: Low = 1 to High = 10; Default = 5
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.
Surface
Clutter
SwitchFire™
Settings: Clear Mode, Max Mode; Default = Clear Mode
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
Choose Max Mode to see only raw sonar returns on the display. When Max Mode is selected,
you will see the maximum sonar information available within the transducer beam, so more fish
arches and better jig tracking are shown.
Choose Clear Mode to see less clutter and more fish size accuracy on the display. When Clear
Mode is selected, the clutter is filtered, and sonar returns are interpreted to provide more details
about the objects within the transducer beam, regardless of their location. In other words, a
large arch on the display means a large fish has been detected.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Fish ID+™
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
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 Fishfinder 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
Fish ID Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 10; Default = 5
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 Fishfinder to identify sonar returns as fish.
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Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
Settings: Wide, Narrow, Off; Default = Narrow
RTS Window™ sets the RTS Window™ to 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.
NOTE: The Wide RTS Window™ does not use grayscale.
RTS® Window (Wide)
RTS® Window (Narrow)
RTS® Window (Off)
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Sonar Menu Tab
Sonar Colors
Settings: Gray, Green, Inverse, Original Palette, Palette 1, Palette 2,
Palette 3; Default = Original Palette
Sonar Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the display. The
palette you choose will be applied to the Sonar Views.
• Gray: Light Gray (weak) to Black (strong)
• Green: Dark Green (weak) to Light Green (strong)
• Inverse: Black (weak) to White (strong)
• Original Palette: Cyan (weak) to Red (strong)
• Palette 1: Navy Blue (weak), Purple (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 2: Navy Blue (weak), Green (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 3: Navy Blue (weak) to Red (strong)
Bottom View
Settings: Structure ID, WhiteLine; Default = Structure ID
Bottom View selects the method used to represent bottom and structure on the display. See
What’s on the Sonar Display: Sonar Bottom Presentation for more information.
Zoom Width
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Zoom Width adjusts the width of the zoomed view on the Sonar Zoom View, which is on the
left side of the display. See Views: Sonar Zoom View for more information.
83 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced)
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
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.
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.
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455 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced, with optional purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
455 kHz Sensitivity adjusts the sensitivity of the 455 kHz beam. Increase the sensitivity to
display additional weak returns and decrease the sensitivity to display fewer weak returns.
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.
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 Setup Menu Tab: User
Mode).
NOTE: Visit our Web site at humminbird.com to order this accessory online or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Depth Lines
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
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.
Depth
Lines
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Sonar Menu Tab
SI Range Lines
(Advanced, Side Imaging® View only)
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
SI Range Lines divide each side beam range into 4 equal sections on the display. SI Range
Lines can be used to interpret the location of objects on the display. You can turn SI Range Lines
On (visible) or Off (hidden).
NOTE: The range numbers are estimated and should not be used for measurement.
Range Numbers
SI Range Lines
Noise Filter
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, Low, Medium, High1, High2, High3; Default = Low
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 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.
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Max Depth
(Advanced)
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500 feet; 3 to 500 meters [International models
only], Default = AUTO
Max Depth controls the maximum depth of operation. When Max Depth is set to Auto, the
Fishfinder will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the capacity of the unit). When Max
Depth is set to match your fishing maximum depth, your Fishfinder will not attempt to acquire
sonar data below that depth, so more detail will be shown on the screen.
NOTE: If the bottom is deeper than the Max Depth setting, the digital depth readout will flash,
indicating that the Fishfinder cannot locate the bottom.
Max Depth controls the down beam reading. The SI Range (Side Imaging® Range) controls the
side beams and down beam reading at the same time. If SI Range is set to a deeper range than
the Max Depth setting, your 1198c SI Combo will default to the SI Range setting. For example,
if you set the Max Depth to 50 feet and then set the SI Range to 150 feet, your unit will acquire
bottom readings from 150 feet (see Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu: SI Range).
Water Type
(Advanced)
Settings: Fresh, Salt (shallow), Salt (deep); Default = Fresh
Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. In salt water, you can also
choose the shallow or deep setting.
Water Type affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings. 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.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Transducer Select
1198c: Hi-Def Sidescan, Compact Sidescan, Sidescan, Quad Beam, Dual
Beam, Dual 50/200, Universal Sonar 2; Default = Hi-Def Sidescan.
1158c: Quad Beam, Dual Beam, Dual 50/200, Universal Sonar 2;
Default = Dual Beam
Transducer Select allows you to select which transducer you want to use. The transducer
setting must correspond to the transducer type connected to your system.
• 1198c SI: Hi-Def Sidescan is the default selection. The Compact Sidescan, Sidescan,
QuadraBeam Plus™, and other transducers require a separate purchase.
• 1158c: Dual Beam is the default selection. The QuadraBeam PLUS™, Dual 50/200 kHz
and Universal Sonar 2 transducers require a separate purchase. The 1158c does not
support High-Definition Sidescan, Compact Sidescan, or Sidescan transducers.
NOTE: To purchase transducers, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or call our Customer Resource
Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Color Bar
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Color Bar allows you to display or suppress the display of the color bar shown in the full screen
Sonar View.
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Temperature Graph
(Sonar View only, with Temperature input)
Settings: Off, On, Default = On
Temperature Graph allows you to display or suppress a water temperature graph over the main
Sonar View to show temperature changes correlated to recent sonar history.
Down Imaging Beam Width
(Advanced)
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Down Imaging Beam Width controls the width of the beam (side to side) for the Down
Imaging™ View and sets the amount of information shown on the display.
To see only the data directly under your boat, select Narrow. Medium reveals more information,
while Wide displays the maximum information available from the Down Imaging™ beam width.
Contour Mode
(Side Imaging® View only)
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
Contour Mode allows you to display or hide the water column on the Side Imaging® View.
When Contour Mode is Off, the water column is displayed on the Side Imaging® View.
When Contour Mode is On, the bottom is graphed at a constant point on the display regardless
of changes in depth. The Side Imaging beams are divided by a vertical line on the display.
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Navigation Menu Tab
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.
Navigation Menu (Advanced)
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Current Track
Settings: Save, Clear, Appearance
Current Track allows you to view the Current Track submenu. See Introduction to Navigation:
Save or Clear a Current Track for more information.
The Current Track Submenu contains the following menu options:
Save allows you to save the current track.
Clear allows you to delete 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).
NOTE: To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to save the track and also
edit the name before powering off the control head.
Saved Tracks
Settings: Edit, Delete, Default
Saved Tracks allows you view the Saved Tracks submenu. See Introduction to Navigation:
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks for more information.
The Saved Tracks Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to select a saved track and change its Name, Visibility (hidden or visible),
Style, and Color (for track line styles only).
Delete allows you to delete a track from the saved tracks list.
Default sets the default appearance of your tracks, including Visibility (hidden or visible),
Style, and Color (for track line styles only).
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Navigation Menu Tab
Waypoints
Settings: Create, Edit, Delete, Cursor To, Go To, Target, Grid
Waypoints allows you to view the Waypoints submenu. See Introduction to Navigation for more
information.
The Waypoints Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new waypoint, name it, 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.
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.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to 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.
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
Settings: Create, Edit, Delete, Travel, Info
Routes allows you to view the Routes submenu. See Introduction to Navigation: Save, Edit,
or Delete a Route for more information.
The Routes Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new route from an empty route, name it, and add saved
waypoints to it immediately. You can also change the waypoint order of the route from
this menu.
Edit allows you to select a saved route and change its name and the waypoints in it.
Delete allows you to delete a route from the saved routes list.
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. When you select
a route, navigation begins 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.
Chart Orientation
Settings: North-Up, Course-Up; Default = North-Up
Chart Orientation allows you to select whether the Chart and Combo Views should be drawn
North-Up or Course-Up. The Chart Orientation setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View (see
Viewing Cartography).
North Reference
Settings: True, Magnetic; Default = True
North Reference allows you to have bearings displayed with one of two orientations: True North
or Magnetic North.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Waypoint Decluttering
(Advanced)
Settings: On, Off; Default = On
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. Select Off to to display waypoints at regular size.
Trolling Grid Rotation
Settings: 0° to 89°, Default = 0°
Trolling 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 Introduction to
Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for information.
NOTE: This feature may appear as either Trolling Grid Rotation or Grid Rotation, depending on your
model.
Trackpoint Interval
Settings: 1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, or
60 seconds; Default = 1 second
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.
Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both conditions must be met
before a trackpoint is added to the current track. 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 Min Distance
(Advanced)
Settings: 1 to 300 ft, or 1 to 100 m [International Units only];
Default = 16 ft, 5 m
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a trackpoint is added
to the track.
Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both conditions must be met
before a trackpoint is added to the current track. 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 Color Range
Settings: 50 to 3000* feet or 20 to 1000 meters [International Units
only], Default = 50 ft, 20 m
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).
*NOTE: Only an optional-purchase transducer with a 50 kHz frequency will allow you to track to 3000 feet.
Map Datum
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = WGS 84
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the Fishfinder to match
those of a paper map.
Course Projection Line
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
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.
3D View Outline
Settings: Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible
3D View Outline allows you to display or hide an outline on the Chart side of the Chart or Bird's
Eye Combo Views that shows what you're viewing on the Bird's Eye side of the view.
Export All Nav Data
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
Export All Nav Data allows you to export all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes to an SD card.
If an MMC card isn’t installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert the MMC card and try
again. See SD Memory Card Slots for more information.
Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions.
This menu option should be used with caution!
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Continuous Navigation Mode
Settings: Off, On, Default = Off
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to continue to navigate and fish around a particular
waypoint, even if you pass over it multiple times.
GPS Receiver Override
(Advanced)
Settings: Internal, External, Auto; Default = Auto
GPS Receiver Override allows you to set which GPS receiver to use if you have multiple GPS
receivers plugged into the system. These multiple GPS receivers may 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 system, then Auto will be the only option shown.
Chart Menu Tab
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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.
NOTE: When a map from an optional-purchase SD card is
installed, the Chart Menu Tab will change to display menu
options that correspond with the active chart. To manually
select a chart card, see Chart Select. Also, see Add Maps
to the Fishing System for more information.
Chart Menu, Advanced
(shown with optional Navionics®
and LakeMaster® menu options)
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Chart Menu Tab
Lat/Lon Grid
Settings: Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden
Lat/Lon Grid allows you to display or hide a grid showing latitude and longitude lines.
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View
Settings: Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible
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 SD card.
Chart Select
Settings: Auto, Contour XD, Left Chart Card, Right Chart Card; Default
= Auto
Chart Select allows you to choose which chart to use if you have built-in charts or a map card.
If you select Auto, your unit will select a chart automatically. Select Right to use the SD card
installed in the right card slot, and select Left to use the SD card installed in the left card slot
(see SD Memory Card Slots: Add Maps to Your Fishing System).
NOTE: The SD Cards require a separate purchase. For more information, visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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Set Simulation Position
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions to
activate.
Set Simulation Position allows you to set the position of the boat used in the Simulator. 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. Then confirm the position using the Set Simulation menu
setting.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. 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.
Chart Menu Tab
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Set Map Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions to
activate.
Set Map Offset allows you to change the map offset used by your Fishing System. Press the 4WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor and move it to the location where the Map Offset
will be applied. Then, confirm the map offset position using the Set Map Offset menu setting.
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.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. 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)
Settings: Follow screen instructions to activate.
Clear Map Offset allows you to clear the Map Offset. The Clear Map Offset menu option is
available when Map Offset is active.
Shaded Depth
Settings: Off, 1 to 180 Feet, or 1 to 60 Meters [International Units only],
Default = 15 ft, 5 m
Shaded Depth allows you to change the depth used for shading on the Chart Views.
Chart Detail Level
(optional-purchase Navionics® charts only)
Settings: Basic, Navigation, Underwater, All; Default = All
Chart Detail Level allows you to select how much chart detail you want displayed on the
Navigation Views.
NOTE: Some chart details are only available with optional-purchase SD cards.
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.
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Chart Menu Tab
Map Borders
Settings: Hidden, MMC/SD Only, All Visible; Default = MMC/SD Only
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. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
active cursor within a map border, and press the ZOOM + key to view the different map.
Map Borders, shown with optional-purchase Navionics® Cartography
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Spot Soundings
(optional-purchase Navionics® charts only)
Settings: Hidden, Visible, Default = Hidden
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 SD cards.
NVB Chart Preference
Default = Auto
NVB Chart Preference allows you to select a built-in chart if you have an NVB
(Navionics® Value Bundle) unit. If you select Auto, your NVB unit will select a chart automatically.
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Contour Lines
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
Contour Lines sets whether the water contour lines are visible or hidden in the Chart Views.
Contour Lines are also affected by the Water Level Offset setting.
Depth Colors
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1-10; Default = Off
Depth Color sets the depth shading in the Chart views to Off or Shaded.
Depth Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1 - 180 ft, 1 - 30 fathoms, 1 - 60 m (International Models
only); Default = Off
Depth Highlight allows you to highlight a depth setting in the chart views. The depth you set
will be highlighted in green. Use Depth Highlight with Depth Highlight Range.
Depth Highlight Range (+/-)
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 - 60 ft, 0 - 30 fathoms, 0 - 20 m (International Models only);
Default = 5 ft, 2m
Depth Highlight Range adjusts the range on each side of the highlighted depth, when a Depth
Highlight is active in the chart views.
For example, if you know a certain fish is holding at 18 - 20 feet, you can set the Depth Highlight
at 19 feet, and the Depth Highlight Range a +/- 1 foot. The view will show a green band from
18 - 20 feet.
Water Level Offset
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: -30 to +30 ft, -5 to +5 fathoms, -10 to +10 m (International
Models only); Default = 0
Water Level Offset allows you to change the level of the water being read from the control
head. The displayed numbers on the Contour Lines will adjust from the Water Level Offset
setting, and the water level offset will be highlighted in dark brown.
For example, if the lake is down 5 feet, set the Water Level Offset setting to -5.
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Chart Menu Tab
Shallow Water Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 - 30 ft, 0 - 5 fathoms, 0 - 10 m (International Models only);
Default = 0
Shallow Water Highlight allows you to select a minimum shallow depth setting so that the
depth is highlighted in red in the Chart Views.
For example, if your boat has a draft of 3 feet, set the Shallow Water Highlight feature to 3 feet,
and the unit will draw a red band from 0 - 3 feet. Use this setting with Water Level Offset.
Lake List
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Lake List allows you to view the list of lakes included on the installed SD card.
Sort By: Highlight Sort By, and use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort option
for the list.
Scroll: Use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the list. As each lake is
highlighted, you can view information about the lake in the white box displayed on the
screen.
Cursor To: Highlight a lake on the list and press the RIGHT Cursor key to move the active
cursor to the location you’ve chosen. You can then mark waypoints, or press the GOTO
key to start navigation toward a waypoint, or press the INFO key for more information.
Chart View with LakeMaster®
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2 Depth Highlight
Setup Menu Tab
Contour Lines 3
Shallow Water Highlight 4
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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.
Setup Menu (Advanced)
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Setup Menu Tab
Sound Volume
Settings: Mute, 1 - 10, Default = 5
Sound Volume allows you to control the volume of all sounds emitted by the control head
(except for the volume of the alarms, which is controlled by Alarm Volume Control).
Units - Depth
Settings: Domestic Models: Feet, Fathoms; International Models: Meters;
Default = Feet/Meters
Units - Depth selects the units of measure for all depth-related readouts.
Units - Temp
(International only)
Settings: Celsius, Fahrenheit; Default = Celsius
Units - Temp selects the units of measure for all temperature-related readouts. International
Models only.
Units - Distance
(with Speed input only)
Settings: 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
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.
Units - Speed
(with Speed input only)
Settings: Domestic Models: mph, kts; International Models: kph; Default
= mph/kph
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speed-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.
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User Mode
Settings: Normal, Advanced; Default = Advanced
User Mode sets the menu system to Normal or Advanced. When set to Normal, the basic set
of menu options are shown in the menu system. When set to Advanced (default setting),
additional menu options are added to the menu system. See Main Menu: User Mode for
details.
Language
(International only)
Settings: Various, Default = English
Language selects the display language for menus. International Models only.
Triplog Reset
(with Speed input only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions to
activate.
Triplog Reset resets the Triplog to zero. The Triplog provides the following information: timer for
elapsed time, distance traveled since last reset, and average speed.
Restore Defaults
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen instructions to
activate.
Use this menu choice with caution!
Restore Defaults resets ALL menu settings to their factory defaults.
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Setup Menu Tab
Select Readouts
(Advanced, Non-navigation Mode)
Select Readouts sets individual digital readouts on all the views
that can display readouts. This feature allows you to select what
information will be displayed in each of a variable number of
fixed-position readouts arranged at the bottom of the screen. To
leave the data window blank, select Off. See Views to change the
Select Readouts.
• Data windows can display readouts from supported
accessories such as a Speed accessory.
Select Readouts
• All views share the same set of 5 readouts that can be set
one way for navigation mode using Select Nav Readouts and
another way for non-navigation mode using Select Readouts.
Non-navigation readouts are automatically replaced on the
display when navigating. However, Navigating readouts can
have any type of information in them allowing you to see
navigation or standard information while navigating. To set
Navigation readouts, see Select Nav Readouts.
NOTE: The availability of the digital readout information corresponds with the view selected, the
accessory attached, and whether or not you are navigating.
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Each readout position can be empty or contain one of the following:
5 Selectable Readouts; Non-Navigation Mode
Aux. Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or Temp/Speed accessory.
Course
Course is the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is
North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). When the Course Over Ground is equal to Bearing, the boat is
said to be “On Course” and will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner. See the Glossary for more
information.
Depth
Displays the depth of the water.
Off
Suppresses the readout so that no data shows in that position.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS.
Speed
Speed is the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given distance, and is the speed measurement provided
by GPS; accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement. See the Glossary for more information.
Speed N Temp 1
Displays the water temperature and current speed measured at the depth of the downrigger when using an
optional-purchase Speed-n-Temp sensor with a downrigger and the CannonLink™ accessory.
Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or Temp/Speed accessory.
Time
The current time.
Time + Date
The current time and date.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance traveled since last reset, and
average speed during timed interval.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
Water Speed
The current speed of the water as it flows past the boat.
NOTE: You can set a second set of 5 readouts with navigation mode settings as well, so that, when you
are navigating, these views contain navigation data instead of the regular settings. See Setup Menu Tab:
Select Nav Readouts for more information.
NOTE: Some readout boxes are limited to display non-navigation information only.
Default Sonar View
Custom Sonar View
Digital Readouts
Digital Readouts
Readout Off
NOTE: When the readout under the water column is turned off (as shown in the illustration), the sonar
display will expand to fill the screen.
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Setup Menu Tab
Select Nav Readouts
(Advanced, Navigation Mode)
Select Nav Readouts sets the individual digital readouts that will be used only during
navigation. This feature allows you to select what information will be displayed in each of a
variable number of fixed-position readouts arranged at the bottom of the screen on various
views. To leave the data window blank, select Off. See Views to change the Select Nav
Readouts.
• Readout positions can also display information from supported accessories such as
Temp/Speed.
• All views share the same set of 5 readouts that can be set one way for navigation mode
using Select Nav Readouts and another way for non-navigation mode using Select
Readouts. Non-navigation readouts are automatically replaced on the display when
navigating. However, Navigating readouts can have any type of information in them
allowing you to see navigation or standard information while navigating. To set NonNavigation readouts, see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts.
NOTE: The availability of the digital readout information corresponds with the view selected, the
accessory attached, and whether or not you are navigating.
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Each readout position can either be empty or contain one of the items from the following table:
5 Selectable Readouts; Navigation Mode
Bearing
Bearing is the direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is
North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
CMG/SMG
Course Made Good/Speed Made Good. Course Made Good is the angle between the starting point on a route and
the current position of the boat. The goal is to have CMG and Track equal to the same number. See the Course
Made Good illustration. Speed Made Good is the distance from the starting waypoint on the route divided by the
time elapsed since starting navigation on the route.
Course
Course is the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is
North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). When the Course Over Ground is equal to Bearing, the boat is
said to be “On Course” and will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner. See the Glossary for more
information.
Depth
Displays the depth of the water.
Off
Suppresses the readout so that no data shows in that position.
Position
Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS.
Speed
Speed is the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given distance; the speed measurement provided by
GPS; accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement. See the Glossary for more information.
Speed N Temp 1
Displays the water temperature and current speed measured at the depth of the downrigger when using an
optional-purchase Speed-n-Temp sensor with a downrigger and the CannonLink™ accessory.
TRK/CMG
Track/Course Made Good. The Track Line is the desired line of travel between two waypoints, and represents the most
efficient path between the two points because it is a straight line. The TRK is measured in degrees. See above for an
explanation of Course Made Good.
Temp
The current detected water temperature.
Aux. Temp
The current detected water temperature from an optional-purchase Temperature Probe or Temp/Speed accessory.
Time
The current time.
Time + Date
The current time and date.
Triplog
Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance traveled since last reset, and
average speed during timed interval.
VMG
Velocity Made Good. Velocity Made Good is the speed of travel relative to the next waypoint on the route. The
goal is for VMG to equal Speed.
Voltage
Power supplied to the control head.
WPTend/ETA/DTG
Waypoint End/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last waypoint on the route.
Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the last waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the
distance between the current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
WPTend/TTG/DTG
Waypoint End/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the
estimated time required to reach the last waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG. Distance
To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.
WPTnext/ETA/DTG Waypoint Next/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next waypoint on the route.
Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the next waypoint on the route. Distance To Go is the
distance between the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
WPTnext/TTG/DTG Waypoint Next/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the
estimated time required to reach the next waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated using the SOG and DTG.
Distance To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.
Water Speed
The current speed of the water as it flows past the boat.
XTE
Cross Track Error is the straight-line distance of the boat from the intended Track. XTE measures how far the boat
is off course, and also triggers the Off Course Alarm.
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Setup Menu Tab
Depth Offset
(Advanced)
Settings:-10.0 to +10.0 feet or -3 to 3 meters [International models only],
Default = 0.0, or Off
Depth Offset will adjust the digital depth readout to indicate depth from the waterline or boats
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.
Aux. Temp Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0
Aux Temp Offset will adjust the aux temperature readout (the temperature on the optionalpurchase temperature probe or Temp/Speed accessory) by the amount entered.
Temp. Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0, or Off
Temp Offset will adjust the temperature readout by the amount entered.
Speed Calibration
(Advanced, with Speed paddlewheel only)
Settings: -20% to +20%, Default = 0%
Speed Calibration will adjust the speed readout by the percentage entered, and will appear in
the menu if a Speed accessory is connected and the paddlewheel has moved at least once.
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Settings: Various; Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern Standard Time
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 (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight Saving Time when
Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout (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.
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Position Format
(Advanced)
Settings: dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss"; Default =
dd°mm.mmm'
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position display.
Time Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings: 12 hour, 24 hour; Default = 12 hour
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. 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
(see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Date Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings: mm/dd/yy, dd.mm.yy, yy.mm.dd; Default = mm/dd/yy
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. Date Format selects the format for the
date display when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout (see Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts).
Digits Format
(Advanced)
Settings: Small tenths, Large tenths, No tenths, Default = Small tenths
Digits Format adds a tenth decimal place to readouts such as Temperature and Depth. The format
can be changed to small format, large format or no format.
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Setup Menu Tab
NMEA Output
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
NMEA Output turns the NMEA* output on or off. 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:
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
When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
Sonar
Settings: Off, On, Default = On
Sonar deactivates Sonar and removes the Sonar Views from the view rotation.
Demonstration
Settings: Off, Visible; Default = Visible
Demonstration controls whether the Demonstration Mode is visible or off. The Demonstration
Mode appears on the screen if you don’t press any keys during the warning screen at power up.
Menu settings cannot be saved in Demonstration (see Power On the Control Head and
Start-Up Options Menu).
Video Out
Settings: Domestic Models: NTSC, Off; International Models: NTSC, PAL,
PAL M, Off; Default = Off
Video Out allows you to set the video format that will be sent to your remote monitor.
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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
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.
Views Menu
The down arrow indicates more menu
options. Press the DOWN Cursor key to
scroll through the full menu list.
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Views Menu Tab
Accessories Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT cursor
key until the Accessories tab is selected.
Screen Snapshot will always appear under the Accessories tab. If you attach additional
accessories to the control head, the menu choices that support the accessory will be added
automatically. See the Operations Manual that comes with your accessory for detailed
information.
Accessories Menu
(no accessories attached)
Accessories Menu
(with accessories attached)
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® , AIS, and XM WX® Weather require separate purchases.
Visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468
for details.
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Screen Snapshot
(optional-purchase SD Cards only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Screen Snapshot activates the screen snapshot function. When Screen Snapshot is enabled,
pressing the MARK key creates a saved screen snapshot on the optional-purchase 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 SD card installed for the Screen Snapshot feature to work.
NOTE: If you use your 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 they will be represented by the
Unavailable icon (circle with a slanted line through it) on the Snapshot and Recording View on the other
unit.
AIS
(optional-purchase AIS equipment only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Your Fishing system is compatible with AIS technology. This equipment must be purchased
separately and connected properly to the control head for AIS to be activated in your Fishing
System.
When an AIS is connected to the Fishing System, AIS will appear as a menu option in the
Accessories Menu Tab. AIS allows you to locate and monitor other vessels, or Targets, within
range of the VHF signal. The AIS then exchanges information with those targets, including
vessel identification, position, course, and speed.
Vessel Icons
Cargo Boat
Unidentified Boat
Dredge Boat
Sail Boat
Law Boat
Tow Boat
Passenger Boat
Tug Boat
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As target information is received, the information is displayed in the Chart Views. In Bird’s Eye
View, only the target position is displayed.
• Vessel Icons identify the type of target.
• Alarm & Red Vessel Icon identify a target that has exceeded the CPA (Closest Point of
Approach) setting. The alarm sound and banner will display on the screen. Press any key
to stop the alarm, but the vessel icon will continue to display as red until it is out of the
CPA alarm zone.
• Available Targets: If the AIS has not received information from a target within 10
minutes, the target will turn gray. If information is not received after 15 minutes, the
target will disappear from the view. Also, if there are several targets on the view, and a
new target messge is received, the oldest target will disappear from the view.
• MMSI Tag (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) will be displayed if it is available for
each target.
• Target Course Lines point in the direction of a vessel’s course. The length of the line can
be adjusted in the Target Course Line setting in the AIS Submenu.
• Target Details: Information about each target can be found in the Target List in the AIS
submenu. You can also use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active cursor onto
a vessel icon. Press the INFO key to view available information, including target name,
speed, course, latitude/longitude position, registration, call sign, and more.
• AIS Submenu allows you to control and view AIS information.
Chart View with AIS
3
2
1
4
1 Your Boat icon
2 Target (Vessel in the area)
Accessories Menu Tab
Target Course Line 3
Gray Target (information unavailable) 4
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AIS Submenu: The AIS submenu allows you to track targets,
receive alerts when targets are within the distance you set, and
display targets in Chart Views. In Bird’s Eye View, only the position
will be displayed.
To change settings in the AIS Submenu:
Highlight AIS is in the Accessories MENU Tab, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the AIS
Submenu.
Tracking Target sets targets and related information to be visible (On) or hidden (Off) in
the Chart Views. In Bird’s Eye View, only target position will be displayed. (Settings: On,
Off; Default = On)
CPA (Closest Point of Approach) Limits sets how close a vessel can approach. The
amount can be set in nautical miles or time. When the vessel has traveled past the set
limit, the Vessel Icon will turn red in the view and an alarm will sound. Press any key to
turn off the alarm. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog box.
CPA sets the closest point of approach, measured in nautical miles.
TCPA sets the closest point of approach, measured in time.
Target List shows active targets and related information that is available with each AIS
update. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the Target List.
Sort: The list is sorted by MMSI number (if available). Targets without an MMSI will
be shown at the bottom of the list.
Scroll: Use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the list and highlight
targets. Press and hold the DOWN Cursor key to scroll through all the targets on
the list quickly.
Target Highlight: Highlight a target on the Target List, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key. The Target List will close and the active cursor will go to the target you
highlighted. Press the EXIT key to remove the active cursor from the screen.
Target Course Line turns course lines off or sets the amount of time represented on the
target course line. The length of the course line indicates the last known ship speed,
while the direction of the arrow shows heading. (Settings: Off, 00:00 - 59:59; Default =
5:00)
MMSI Label (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) sets the MMSI label information to be
Visible or Hidden. (Settings: Visible, Hidden; Default = Visible)
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AIS Target List
Accessories Menu Tab
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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.
1100 Series™ Doesn’t Power Up
If your 1100 Series™ doesn’t power up, use the Installation section of this manual for specific
confirmation details, making sure that:
• the power cable is properly connected to the 1100 Series™ 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.
1100 Series™ Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started 1100 Series™ to go into
Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power up the 1100 Series™, 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 section of this manual, check to make sure that the transducer
cable is securely connected to the 1100 Series. Reconnect if necessary, and power up
the 1100 Series™ 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.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar readings
seem weak or faulty.
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 repositioning the transducer, and make sure the transducer is
clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of signal
transmission.
Electrical noise from the boats 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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1-Year Limited Warranty
We warrant the original retail purchaser that products made by Humminbird® have been
manufactured free from defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty is effective for one
year from the date of original retail purchase. Humminbird® products found to be defective and
covered by this warranty will be replaced or repaired free of charge at Humminbird’s option and
returned to the customer freight prepaid. Humminbird’s sole responsibility under this warranty
is limited to the repair or replacement of a product that has been deemed defective by
Humminbird®. Humminbird® is not responsible for charges connected with the removal of such
product or reinstallation of replaced or repaired parts.
This warranty does not apply to a product that has been:
• Improperly installed;
• Used in an installation other than that recommended in the product installation and
operation instructions;
• Damaged or has failed because of an accident or abnormal operation;
• Repaired or modified by entities other than Humminbird®.
Please retain your original receipt as a proof of the purchase date. This will be required for inwarranty service.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS OR
LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF HUMMINBIRD® AND WILL BE THE CUSTOMER'S EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY, EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER STATE LAW WHICH
ARE HEREBY LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE.
IN NO EVENT WILL HUMMINBIRD® BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY RELATING TO THE
PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow limitations on an implied warranty, or the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
Humminbird® Service Policy
Even though you'll probably never need to take advantage of our incredible service policy, it's
good to know that we back our products this confidently. We do it because you deserve the
best. We will make every effort to repair your unit within three business days from the receipt
of your unit at our factory. This does not include shipping time to and from our factory. Units
received on Friday are typically shipped by the following Wednesday, units received Monday are
typically shipped by Thursday, etc.
All repair work is performed by factory-trained technicians to meet exacting factory
specifications. Factory-serviced units go through the same rigorous testing and quality control
inspections as new production units.
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After the original warranty period, a standard flat rate service charge will be assessed for each
repair (physical damage and missing parts are not included).
Any repairs made after the original warranty will be warranted for an additional 90 days after
service has been performed by our factory technicians. You can contact our Customer Resource
Center or visit our Web site to verify the flat rate repair fee for your product (visit the Product
Support section):
http://www.humminbird.com
We reserve the right to deem any product unserviceable when replacement parts are no longer
available or impossible to obtain. This Service Policy is valid in the United States only. This applies
only to Humminbird® products returned to our factory in Eufaula, Alabama. This Service Policy is
subject to change without notice.
DOMESTIC (USA) CUSTOMERS:
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO STORE FOR SERVICE
For all technical issues please call 1-800-633-1468
or visit www.humminbird.com, click SUPPORT.
Please reference product serial number and model number when contacting Humminbird®.
Returning Your Unit for Service
Before sending your unit in for repair, please contact the factory, either by phone or by email, to
obtain a Repair Authorization Number for your unit.
NOTE: Please do not return your Humminbird® product to the store for service.
Please have your product model name and serial number available before calling the factory. If
you contact the factory by e-mail, please include your product model name and serial number
in the e-mail, and use Request for Repair Authorization Number for your e-mail subject header.
You should include your Repair Authorization Number in all subsequent communications about
your unit.
For IN-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from the Humminbird® Customer Resource
Center.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your assigned Repair
Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Include a copy of your receipt (to show proof and date of purchase).
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird®, using an insured carrier with delivery
confirmation.
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For OUT-OF-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from the Humminbird® Customer Resource
Center.
• Include payment in the form of credit card number and expiration date, money order or
personal check. Please do not send cash.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your assigned Repair
Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird®, using an insured carrier with delivery
confirmation.
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1100 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
Accessories customize the 1100 Series™ to your needs and enable you to stay on the edge of
new technology. When an accessory is connected to the 1100 Series™, additional menus and
readouts are added automatically to the Main Menu System. Accessories available today that
are supported by your 1100 Series™ include:
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer: purchase and connect the QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer
to your 1100 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 1100 Series™ 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 1100 Series™.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data communication.
Universal Sonar 2: Your 1100 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-ofthe-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 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 continuouslyupdating weather conditions. The AS WX 1 uses sophisticated technology to track nationwide
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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.
PC Connect Cable: Purchase the PC Connect Cable to connect the Fishing System to a PC in
order to upload product software updates and new features obtained from humminbird.com.
This accessory requires the MSWindows-compatible HumminbirdPC™ software downloaded
from our Web site to your PC in order to communicate with the Fishing System.
Be sure to check out our Web site humminbird.com for additional new and exciting accessories
to grow your 1100 Series™.
NOTE: Each accessory requires a separate purchase. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com or
contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
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Specifications
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ft (500 m)
Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 Watts (RMS); 4000 Watts (Peak-To-Peak)
Operating Frequency
DualBeam PLUS™: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Side Imaging® (1198c SI Combo models only): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455 kHz/800 kHz
Area of Coverage
DualBeam PLUS™: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz and 20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Side Imaging® (1198c SI Combo models only): . . .455 kHz: (2) 86° @ -10 db (180° Total Coverage)
800 kHz: (2) 55° @ -10 db (130° Total Coverage)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-20 VDC
LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 V x 800 H; 10.4” Diagonal Color TFT
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.4 A
Transducer
1198c SI Combo: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .XHS 9 HDSI 180 T
1158c DualBeam Combo: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .XNT 9 20 T
Transducer Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ft (6 m)
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IP67 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1m for 30 minutes and dust tight
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Humminbird® verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, however actual depth
performance may vary due to transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition and
slope.
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: It is the intention of Humminbird® to be a responsible
corporate citizen, operating in compliance with known and applicable environmental regulations, and a
good neighbor in the communities where we make or sell our products.
WEEE DIRECTIVE: EU Directive 2002/96/EC “Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
(WEEE)” impacts most distributors, sellers, and manufacturers of consumer electronics in the European
Union. The WEEE Directive requires the producer of consumer electronics to take responsibility for the
management of waste from their products to achieve environmentally responsible disposal during the
product life cycle.
WEEE compliance may not be required in your location for electrical & electronic equipment (EEE), nor may
it be required for EEE designed and intended as fixed or temporary installation in transportation vehicles
such as automobiles, aircraft, and boats. In some European Union member states, these vehicles are
considered outside of the scope of the Directive, and EEE for those applications can be considered
excluded from the WEEE Directive requirement.
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This symbol (WEEE wheelie bin) on product indicates the product must not be disposed of with
other household refuse. It must be disposed of and collected for recycling and recovery of waste
EEE. Humminbird® will mark all EEE products in accordance with the WEEE Directive. It is our goal
to comply in the collection, treatment, recovery, and environmentally sound disposal of those
products; however, these requirements do vary within European Union member states. For more
information about where you should dispose of your waste equipment for recycling and recovery and/or
your European Union member state requirements, please contact your dealer or distributor from which your
product was purchased.
ROHS STATEMENT: Product designed and intended as a fixed installation or part of a system in a vessel
may be considered beyond the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and
electronic equipment.
NOTE: This product uses the Linux operating system. This portion of the software is free software; you can
redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is
distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public
License for more details.
You may receive a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
To receive a free copy of the Linux software used in this system, please send a letter of request* with the
following information:
Name (First & Last)
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Mailing Address
Humminbird® serial number
(Your Humminbird ® unit must be registered at humminbird.com/support/productregistration.aspx.)
Shipping and Handling: We can only accept requests that include a money order in the amount of $9.99 to cover
shipping and handling. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
Send the letter of request* to the following address:
Linux Software Request
Humminbird
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027
*NOTE: A copy of the Linux operating system is not required to upgrade your fishing system. The Humminbird®
application software and control head include a separate service warranty. Please see humminbird.com and
the Warranty section of this manual for details.
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Sonar
Beam (Sonar Beam) The wide, cone-shaped projection of sound waves formed as sound travels
underwater. See Cone Angle.
Bottom Contour The profile of the bottom graphed to the display as the depth changes.
Bottom Hardness The density (or composition) of the bottom. Varying levels of hardness can be
determined by interpreting the “thickness“ of the main 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 The effect of air bubbles created as the propeller rotates and the boat moves through the water.
Cone Angle The angular measurement of the sonar beam at a specific dB down point (i.e. -10 dB). See dB
Down Point.
Dead Zone 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 The measurement for sound pressure level, or “intensity”of the sonar return. See dB Down Point.
dB Down Point 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 (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.
Frequency 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 The use of varying shades of gray to represent the strength of the sonar signal on the display.
Traditionally, the strongest sonar signals are represented in black, and progressively weaker signals are
represented in progressively lighter shades of gray.
Noise The 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. Many Humminbird® products
have a Noise Filter menu setting that allows the user to clear the screen of noise that is difficult to eliminate
(also, see Troubleshooting).
Pixels 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 because a greater number of vertical pixels provide finer resolution of targets
detected by sonar. Sonar information on the horizontal axis can vary greatly, depending on boat speed and
the Chart Speed setting.
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Glossary
Sonar
Power Output The amount of sound energy emitted into the water by the transducer’s 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) 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.
Second Return 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 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.
SONAR (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 Update Rate The number of times per second that the transducer’s 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 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.
Structure 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).
Surface Clutter 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.
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Sonar
Target Separation 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 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 (TVG) 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.
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. See SONAR.
Zoom A feature that focuses 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.
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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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.
Altitude The height measurement above sea level. Altitude is a measurement that can be provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG) 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 A navigation device that shows Present Position on a Map, along with Tracks, Waypoints, and
Routes. All Chartplotters are also considered Trackplotters.
Cold Start 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) 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.
Cross Track Error (XTE) 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) A system used 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 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) 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 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 (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. See How GPS Works.
Heading 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.
Map Datum Refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that was referenced when creating a chart
(i.e. WGS84). 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.
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MMC (Multi Media Card) An MMC is a postage stamp-sized 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. MMC is the same format that many digital cameras use. See
SD.
North, Magnetic 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 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. See Magnetic North.
Present Position 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 series of waypoints linked together in a specific sequence to define a navigation path between two
points, and saved in the fishfinder’s 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 (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 (SA) 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) The measurement of the boat’s progress across a given distance and 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) The estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint. TTG is calculated using
the SOG and DTG. See SOG and DTG.
Track 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 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.
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Track Line (TRK) 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 A navigation device that shows Present Position, along with Track, Waypoint, and Routes, but
NO MAP in the background. See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid 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.
UTC (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)).
WAAS (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).
Waypoint 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 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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Appendix A
Transducer Mounting Template: XHS 9 HDSI 180 T
Remove and use for
Transducer Installation
TOP
Use 5/32”
drill bit.
Drill
Drill
Drill
PLACE EITHER CORNER
ON DEADRISE ANGLE
NOTE: If you are reproducing or printing this template from an electronic file, start with the following print
settings: Scale = None, Paper = 8.5 x 11 inches, Layout = Portrait. Confirm that the template matches the
transducer bracket slots and adjust the print as needed.
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Appendix A- Template
Contact Humminbird®
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(Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time):
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(typically we respond to your e-mail within three business days):
service@humminbird.com
For direct shipping, our address is:
Humminbird®
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
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