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HELIX 9, HELIX 10, and HELIX 12
Operations Guide
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THANK YOU!
Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, the #1 name in marine electronics. Humminbird has built its reputation by designing and
manufacturing top quality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbird is designed for trouble-free use in even the
harshest marine environment. We encourage you to read this manual carefully in order to get the full benefit from all the features
and applications of your Humminbird product.
Contact Humminbird Customer Service at humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468.
WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid
to prevent collision, grounding, boat damage, or personal injury.
When the boat is moving, water depth may change too quickly to
allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very slow
speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a
separate purchase, and some features are only available on
international models. Every effort has been made to clearly
identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in
order to understand the full capabilities of your model.
WARNING! The electronic chart in your Humminbird unit is an
aid to navigation designed to facilitate the use of authorized
government charts, not to replace them. Only official
government charts and notices to mariners contain all of the
current information needed for the safety of navigation, and the
captain is responsible for their prudent use.
NOTE: The illustrations in this manual may not look the same as
your product, but your unit will function in a similar way.
NOTE: To purchase accessories for your control head, visit our
Web site at humminbird.com or contact Humminbird Customer
Service at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: The procedures and features described in this manual are
subject to change without notice. This manual was written in
English and may have been translated to another language.
Humminbird is not responsible for incorrect translations or
discrepancies between documents.
WARNING! Humminbird is not responsible for the loss of data
files (waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, recordings, etc.) that
may occur due to direct or indirect damage to the unit’s
hardware or software. It is important to back up your control
head’s data files periodically. Data files should also be saved to
your PC before restoring the control head defaults or updating
the software. See the following sections of your Humminbird
manual: Manage Screen Snapshots and Recordings and
Manage your Navigation Data: Import/Export Navigation Data.
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.
WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should
only be performed by authorized service personnel. Any
modification of the serial number or attempt to repair the original
equipment or accessories by unauthorized individuals will void the
warranty.
ROHS STATEMENT: Product designed and intended as a fixed
installation or part of a system in a vessel may be considered beyond
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the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain
hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
WARNING! Do NOT leave the control head SD card slot cover
open. The slot cover should always be closed to prevent water
damage to the unit.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings
2
Manage Screen Snapshots and Recordings
83
Introduction
7
Chart Overview
90
How to Use this Manual
7
Getting Started
8
Display a Chart View On-Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Select a Chart Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
HELIX Control Head
Customize the Bird’s Eye View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Customize the Chart View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
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Display Humminbird LakeMaster
Menu System Overview
18
Open an X-Press Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Open the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Select a Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Change a Menu Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Tips for Using the Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Change the User Mode (Normal or Advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Close the Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Contour Lines and Depth Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Change the Chart Orientation and Motion Mode . . . . . . . . . . .104
Navigation Overview
107
Navigation Alarms Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Views
22
Display a View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Show your Favorite Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Save a View to a VIEW SHORTCUT Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Display Digital Readouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Combo Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Waypoints
112
Routes
121
Tracks
126
Search
129
Manage your Navigation Data
131
Manage Waypoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Manage Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Sonar Overview (Sonar, DI, SI, CHIRP)
29
Set up Sonar (Sonar, DI, SI, CHIRP)
31
Display a Sonar View On-Screen
37
Search and Organize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Understand the Sonar Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Customize the Sonar View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Adjust Sonar Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Adjust Settings While you Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Compare Sonar Beams (Split Sonar View) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Review Sonar History and Zoom In/Zoom Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Navigation in Sonar Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Import/Export Navigation Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Manage Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Manage Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Delete All Navigation Data and Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
AutoChart Live Overview
154
Plan Your Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Prepare the Control Head for Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Record your Custom Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Stop Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Display a Down Imaging View On-Screen
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Correct Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Down Imaging Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Customize the Down Imaging View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Adjust Settings While you Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Review Down Imaging History and Zoom In/Zoom Out . . . . . . .66
Navigation in Down Imaging Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Display a Side Imaging View On-Screen
Display/Hide your Custom Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Adjust the Map Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
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Understand the Side Imaging View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Customize the Side Imaging View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Adjust Settings While you Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Review Side Imaging History and Zoom In/Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Navigation in Side Imaging Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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Manage your Control Head
166
Update Software
171
Maintenance
172
Troubleshooting
173
Specifications
175
Contact Humminbird
191
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INTRODUCTION
The instructions in this manual describe the HELIX 9, HELIX 10, and HELIX 12 control head operations. For an overview of functions,
see the Operations Summary Guide included with your product.
Build your Network: Some of the features shown in this manual require a separate purchase. Radar, AIS, Compass/Heading Sensor,
Ethernet, i-Pilot Link, etc. require a separate purchase. To install each accessory, use the installation guide provided with it, or
download the guide from our Web site at humminbird.com.
Register and Update: As you build your Humminbird network, it is important to register your products and keep your software up to
date. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com to set up an account, update control head and accessory software, and purchase
additional equipment. Also, see Update Software in this manual for more information.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
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Introduction
GETTING STARTED
The procedures in this section describe how to get started with your control head. Some of the settings in this section are a onetime set up, and other settings (such as checking the GPS reception) you will use each time you hit the water.
Power On
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird control head.
1. Press the
POWER key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key.
Title Screen
Press the MENU key
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3. Select Normal. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Normal
Normal mode is required for on-the-water operation. If a functioning transducer is connected
to the control head, Normal will be selected automatically, and your control head can be used
on the water.
Simulator
To learn how to use your control head, select Simulator. You can save menu settings and
navigation data in Simulator mode (see Chart Overview and Navigation Overview for more
information).
System Status
To view system information for software version, GPS reception, and accessory connections,
select System Status. See Check Accessory Connections and Check GPS Reception for more
information.
NOTE: If you wait too long to select a start-up option, the system will start the mode that is already highlighted. If your control head
goes into Demonstration mode, please note that menu settings cannot be saved in this mode (see Manage your Control Head).
Starting Normal Mode for on-the-water Operations
Press the
RIGHT Cursor key
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Getting Started
Quick Setup
If this is the first time the unit has been powered on (after installation or after restoring defaults), the Quick Setup menu will display.
Quick Setup Menu
Set up the Control Head
1. Use the Cursor Control key to change the settings.
2. Close: Press the EXIT key.
Language
The available languages are determined by your Humminbird model.
Max Depth
Set the maximum depth of the body of water. When Max Depth is set to Auto, the control head
will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the capabilities of the unit). When Max Depth
is set to match your water maximum depth, the control head will not attempt to acquire sonar
data below that depth, so more detail will be shown on the display.
Side Imaging units default to the Side Imaging range setting if the SI Range is set deeper than
the Max Depth. See Side Imaging Overview for more information.
Water Type affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings and configures the control head
for operation in fresh or salt water.
Water Type
In salt water, you can also choose the shallow or deep setting. If the depth is more than 330 ft
(100 m), select Salt (deep).
Connected
Transducer
The control head will automatically select the transducer that was included with your control
head. If your model is compatible with an accessory transducer, and it is connected to the
control head, select the transducer in the system so the beams are activated and the related
views are added to the control head.
NOTE: To change the Max Depth, Water Type, and the Connected Transducer after the initial Setup, see Set up Sonar.
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Check Accessory Connections
If you’ve connected other separate-purchase equipment to the control head network, such as AIS, Compass/Heading Sensor, Radar,
i-Pilot Link, 360 Imaging, and more, use these instructions to confirm the equipment is detected and communicating with the
control head.
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select System > Accessory Test.
Confirm all accessories are listed as Connected. If you have a temp/speed wheel, the wheel must move for it to be detected.
Unconnected: If an accessory is listed as Unconnected, check the cable and power connections to confirm they are secure and
powered on. Review the installation guide that was included with your accessory to confirm it is installed correctly.
Confirming Accessories are Detected
connected
unconnected
(not detected
by the control
head)
NOTE: The menus for installed accessories are typically included in the Accessory tab in the Main Menu. See your accessory guide
for details.
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Getting Started
Check GPS Reception
Use the instructions in this section to confirm the control head has GPS reception.
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select System > GPS Diagnostic View.
Confirm GPS Fix Type is shown as Enhanced or 3D.
Confirm that the latitude/longitude position readout is displayed.
Reviewing GPS Reception
active satellite signal strength (yellow)
monitored satellite
signal strength
(gray)
fix type shown as
enhanced
latitude/longitude
position
GPS Reception: The sky chart displays the satellite number and signal strength bar.
GPS Fix Type: reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced Fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision): a GPS system parameter which depends on the current satellite configuration.
HDOP is used to calculate the Estimated Position Error.
NOTE: To manually change your GPS source, see Manage your Control Head.
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Set Alarms
When an alarm is turned on, an alert will sound or display on the control head to indicate the threshold has been exceeded.
Turn on Alarms and Adjust Settings
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
OR
To open the Main Menu from a System View, press the MENU key once.
2. Select the Alarms tab.
3. Select an alarm menu. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the threshold.
Depth Alarm
The alarm will be triggered when the depth becomes equal to or less than the menu setting.
Transducer required.
Fish ID Alarm
The alarm will be triggered when a fish is detected based on the menu setting. See Adjust Sonar
Display Settings for more information.
Low Battery Alarm
The alarm will be triggered when the input battery votage is equal to or less than the menu
setting. The battery must be connected to the control head. See your control head installation
guide for more information.
Temp. Alarm
The alarm will be triggered when the water temperature detected by the control head is equal
to the temp alarm setting. Input from the built-in transducer temperature sensor or a
temperature accessory is required.
Off Course Alarm
Sets how far the boat can move off course during navigation before an alarm will be triggered.
GPS required. See Navigation Overview for more information.
Arrival Alarm
Sets how close the boat must be to the destination waypoint before the alarm will be triggered.
GPS required. See Navigation Overview for more information.
Drift Alarm
Sets how far the boat can move from its anchored position outside the drift alarm perimeter
before an alarm will be triggered. GPS required. See Navigation Overview for more information.
NOTE: The available alarms are determined by the connected equipment, so your control head may provide more or less options
than the information shown here. If there are accessories installed, review the accessory guide for alarm information.
4. Close: Press the EXIT key twice.
Exit an Alarm
If an alarm is triggered during control head operation, you can close it or silence it using these instructions.
1. Press any key on the control head.
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Getting Started
Reset the Triplog
The Triplog includes the timer for elapsed time, distance traveled since last reset, and average speed. Use the following instructions
to reset the triplog. To display the Triplog as a digital readout, see Views: Display Digital Readouts.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Setup tab.
3. Select Triplog Reset.
4. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Turn on/off Sound
Use the instructions in this section to choose the category of sounds you want to hear from your control head.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Setup tab.
3. Select Sound Control.
4. Select All Sounds or Alarms only.
To receive a sound alert from an alarm, Sound Control must be set to All Sounds or Alarms Only.
Change the Alarm Tone: Select the Alarms tab > Alarm Tone.
Change the User Mode
The User Mode determines how many menu options are displayed in the menu system. Select Normal to see fewer menu options
that are used more often. Select Advanced to see all the menu options available in the menu system.
Instructions in this manual marked with Main Menu (Advanced User Mode) indicate that the menu system User Mode must be set
to Advanced for the selected menu to be shown. If you do not see the menu in the system, change the User Mode to Advanced. See
Menu System Overview for details.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Setup tab.
3. Select User Mode.
4. Select Normal or Advanced.
Set up Sonar
If you’ve installed an accessory transducer, or to refine your sonar settings, see Set up Sonar for details.
Set up Chart Preferences
If you’ve installed an SD map card, see Chart Overview to set up the chart source.
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Change Units of Measurement
Use the instructions in this section to change the units of measurement format. You can also change the time and date format,
language, and installation offsets from this menu. See Manage your Control Head for more information.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Setup tab.
3. Select Units - Depth, Units - Distance, etc., and select each unit setting as needed.
4. Close: Press the EXIT key.
Adjust the Backlight
1. Press the POWER key.
2. Select Light.
3. Adjust the Backlight setting from Dim to 10 (brightest).
Power Off
Use the following instructions to power off your control head. You should save the current track before powering off, and your control
head should always be turned off using the POWER key.
Save the Current Track
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Save Current Track.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Power Off
1. Press and hold the POWER key.
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Getting Started
HELIX CONTROL HEAD
Control Head Keys
ZOOM IN (+)/ZOOM OUT (–) KEYS
CURSOR CONTROL KEY
Press the ZOOM keys to change the scale of the view.
For a closer view, press the ZOOM IN (+) key. For a
wider view, press the ZOOM OUT (-) key. You can also
magnify the cursor selection.
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
Press the arrows on the Cursor Control key
to move through the menu system, select
menus, and change or activate menu
settings. See Menu System Overview for
details.
VIEW KEY
Press and hold the VIEW key to open the Views
X-Press menu, or press the VIEW key repeatedly until
the view you want to use is displayed on the screen.
Press the EXIT key to display the previous view. See
Views for details.
Also, press any arrow on the Cursor Control
key to move the cursor on the view.
To move the cursor diagonally, press in
between the arrows.
CHECK/INFO KEY
In the Chart View, press the CHECK/INFO key to see
information about the cursor position or about
objects located near the cursor position. If the cursor
is not active, the Chart Info submenu will open. See
Navigation Overview for details.
The Control Head
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MARK KEY
SD Card Slot(s)
The SD card slot on your control head can be used with an SD
card (separate purchase required) to update software, add
detailed charts to your control head, import/export navigation
data, and save sonar recordings and screen snapshots.
Press the MARK key to save a waypoint at the boat
position. If the cursor is active, the waypoint will be
marked at the cursor position. See Navigation
Overview for details.
Software Updates: For details, see Update Software.
If Screen Snapshot is turned on, a screen snapshot
will be created with the waypoint, and the screen
snapshot will be saved to the installed SD Card. See
Screen Snapshot for details.
Add Maps: see Chart Overview.
Import/Export Navigation data: See Manage your
Navigation Data.
MENU KEY
Sonar Recordings and Screen Snapshots: See Manage
Screen Snapshots and Recordings.
To open the X-Press Menu for the on-screen view and
operation mode, press the MENU key once. To open
the Main Menu, press the MENU key twice. See Menu
System Overview for details.
CAUTION! Before the control head software is updated or
restored to system defaults, export your navigation data (see
Update Software).
GO TO/MAN OVERBOARD (MOB) KEY
With an active cursor, press the GOTO key once to
create a waypoint and start navigation towards that
waypoint. If the cursor is not active, press the GOTO
key, and choose from the saved navigation data. To
start Man Overboard navigation, press and hold the
GOTO key. See Navigation Overview and Man
Overboard (MOB) Navigation for details.
EXIT KEY
Insert the SD card with the
label facing to the left
Press the EXIT key to close a menu, close a dialog box,
turn off an alarm, or exit Cursor mode.
Also, press the EXIT key to scroll through the View
Rotation in reverse order. See Views for details.
Insert an SD Card
1. Remove the SD card slot cover.
2. Position the SD card so that the label faces to the left.
VIEW SHORTCUT KEY
3. Insert the card into the slot until it clicks into place.
Press and hold a VIEW SHORTCUT key to save a
shortcut to the on-screen view. You can save one view
on each VIEW SHORTCUT key. See Views for details.
4. Replace the slot cover so it is secure.
5. Remove: Press the card into the slot and then release it.
The card will eject. Pull the card carefully from the slot.
POWER KEY
Press the POWER key to power on the control head.
To power off, press and hold the POWER key.
NOTE: Do not leave the SD card slot cover open. The slot
cover should always be closed to prevent water damage to
the unit.
During operation, press the POWER key. The backlight
can be adjusted from this menu. You can also turn
on/off Sonar and change the view background color.
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The Control Head
MENU SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The menu system provides menu options that are determined by the operations mode, on-screen view, and connected accessories.
Open an X-Press Menu
The X-Press Menu displays menus that are related to the on-screen view and the operations mode (such as navigation). In this
illustration, the Sonar X-Press Menu is displayed because the Sonar View is displayed on the screen.
Open the X-Press Menu
Opening the Sonar X-Press Menu
1. Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the view you want
is displayed on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key once.
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Open the Main Menu
The main menu is divided into tabbed categories (Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Humminbird Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories).
The available tabs and menus are determined by your model and the
connected accessories.
Open the Main Menu
1. Press the MENU key twice.
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Opening the Main Menu
Select a Menu
Use the Cursor Control key to select a menu in the Main Menu or X-Press Menu.
Select a Tab (Main Menu)
Select a Menu
1. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
1. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys.
Select a Tab
Select a Menu
Change a Menu Setting
Use the Cursor Control key to change menu settings or start an action. When you change a menu setting, the view will update immediately.
Change a Menu Setting
Adjust a Menu Setting
1. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
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Menu System Overview
Start an Action or Open a Submenu
Start an Action/Open a Submenu
1. If a menu has a right arrow on it, press the RIGHT Cursor key to start the
action or open the submenu.
Tips for Using the Menu System
You can move through the menu system quickly using the following tips.
Jump to the Bottom of the Tab
Jump to the Top of the Tab
See More Menus
Menu System Overview
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Change the User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
The User Mode determines how many menus are shown in the menu system. Select Normal to see fewer menus that are used more
often. Select Advanced to see all the menus available in the menu system.
Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Instructions in this manual marked with Main Menu (Advanced User Mode) indicate that the
menu system User Mode must be set to Advanced for the selected menu to be shown. If you do not see the menu in the system,
change the User Mode to Advanced.
Change the User Mode
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Setup tab.
3. Select User Mode.
4. Select Normal or Advanced.
Main Menu: Sonar Tab
(User Mode set to Normal)
Main Menu: Sonar Tab
(User Mode set to Advanced)
Close the Menu System
Use the EXIT key to go back through the menu system or close the menu system.
Back: Press the EXIT key to close the current menu and go back one level in the menu system.
Close: Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the menu system is closed.
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Menu System Overview
VIEWS
The HELIX control head has many options to display data on-screen, and the data can be displayed in a variety of ways. There are
also several ways to quickly display a view on-screen.
Display a View
The available views on your control head are determined by the model you’ve purchased and the connected transducer.
Display a View from the Views X-Press Menu
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select a view category. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select a view. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Selecting a View to Display on the Screen
OR
Press and Hold to Open
the Views X-Press Menu
Views
OR
Forward: Press to go
to the Next View
Back: Press to go to
the Previous View
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Press to Display
a Saved View
Display the Next/Previous View
Next View: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the view you want is displayed on-screen.
Previous View: Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the view you want is displayed on-screen.
Display a Saved View
1. Press a VIEW SHORTCUT key.
You can save one view on each VIEW SHORTCUT key. See Save a View to a VIEW SHORTCUT key for more information.
Show your Favorite Views
You can display or hide any view so that each time you press the VIEW key, only your favorite views are displayed on the screen.
Main Menu: Views Tab
Show/Hide a View
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Views tab.
3. Select a view.
4. Select Hidden or Visible.
Hide Sonar Views
If you’re using your control head for GPS/Navigation functions only, use these
instructions to hide all sonar views from the view rotation. This setting also
deactivates sonar.
1. Press the POWER key.
2. Select Sonar.
3. Select Off.
NOTE: You can also turn on/off Sonar from the Main Menu > Setup tab > Sonar.
Save a View to a VIEW SHORTCUT key
Another way to display your favorite views quickly is to save them on the VIEW SHORTCUT keys. You can program the VIEW SHORTCUT
keys to display a saved view immediately. You can save one view on each key.
With the view you want to save displayed on-screen, press and hold one of the VIEW SHORTCUT keys for several seconds.
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Views
Display Digital Readouts
Digital Readout data can be displayed as an overlay, or it can be displayed in data boxes on the views. You can also choose which
digital readouts you want to display. The format and readouts you choose will be applied to all views.
Accessories: The available digital readouts are determined by the installed equipment, so if you connect accessories, additional
readouts will be available.
Format: You can change the digital readout format from the Setup Tab. See Manage your Control Head: Change Digital Readout
Formats for details.
Select the Digital Readout Type
Use the instructions in this section to display digital readouts in boxes or as overlays. You can also choose to hide the digital readouts
completely.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Digital Readouts.
3. Select one of the following options:
Boxes
Digital Readouts are displayed in boxes on the view. See the illustration Digital Readouts with
Boxes Selected. You can customize which digital readouts are displayed (see Customize
Digital Readouts).
Overlay
The digital readouts are displayed as an overlay on the view. See the illustrations Digital
Readouts with Overlay Selected. These digital readouts are fixed and cannot be changed.
Off
The digital readouts will be hidden completely. To hide individual digital readouts instead of all,
see Customize Digital Readouts.
Show/Hide Digital Readouts on the Side Imaging View
If you have Digital Readouts set to Boxes on all views, you can hide the digital readout boxes on the Side Imaging View exclusively.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select SI Readouts.
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
Views
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Digital Readouts with Overlay Selected (Sonar View)
speed
temperature
depth
Digital Readouts with Overlay Selected (Chart View)
speed
Course Over
Ground (COG)
Distance to Go
(DTG)
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Views
Customize Digital Readouts
If you have Digital Readouts set to Boxes, you can select the data that will be displayed in each box. Use the Select Readouts menu
to set your standard digital readouts. Use the Select Nav Readouts menu to set the digital readouts that will be displayed during
navigation.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Select Readouts or Select Nav Readouts. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select a readout window (Readout 1, 2, 3, etc.).
4. Select a digital readout.
Hide: To hide a readout window, select Off.
Digital Readouts with Boxes Selected (Down/Sonar Combo View)
readout 1
select
readouts
menu
readout 2
readout 3
readout 5
turned off
readout 4
readout 5
(off = blank)
digits format set
to large tenths
Views
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Understand Digital Readouts
The following table displays the digital readouts that are available in the Select Readouts menu or the Select Nav Readouts menu.
The available digital readouts are determined by the installed equipment.
Navigation
Readout
Label
Name
Description
Bearing
Bearing
The direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from
north.
•
COG
Course Over Ground
(Course)
The direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North.
When the COG is equal to Bearing, the boat is said to be on course and
will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner.
•
The depth of the water from the transducer or digital depth sensor to
the bottom. This measurement includes the depth offset setting.
Depth
Depth
DTG
Distance to Go
(Distance)
The distance between the boat position and the next waypoint on the
route.
•
ETA
Estimated Time
of Arrival
The estimated time of arrival to the next waypoint on the route.
•
Position (#)
GPS
The latitude and longitude coordinates of the boat position based on
the GPS receiver installation location.
•
Speed
Speed
Speed is the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance based on the speed measurement provided by the GPS.
•
Temp (#)
Temperature
The detected water temperature by the transducer’s internal
temperature probe or an accessory temperature sensor.
Time
Time
Time + Date
Time + Date
Timer
Timer
The digital readout for the timer set in the Alarms tab (see Manage your
Control Head: Start the Timer).
Triplog
Triplog
The elapsed time since the triplog was last reset, the distance traveled
since last reset, and the average speed during timed interval. To reset
the triplog, see Getting Started: Reset the Triplog.
•
TTG
Time to Go
The estimated time required to reach the next waypoint on the route.
TTG is calculated using the SOG (Speed Over Ground) and DTG (Distance
to Go).
•
VLT
Voltage
XTE
Cross Track Error
If the depth number is flashing, it means 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, etc.
The current time.
The current time and date.
Power supplied to the control head.
The straight-line distance of the boat from the intended route. XTE
measures how far the boat is off course.
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•
Views
Combo Views
Combo views display two views (or more) on the screen at the same time. You can open the X-Press Menu for the active side of the
view, select menus or actions, and change the size of each window. The available combo views are determined by your Humminbird
model.
Selecting an Active Side of the Chart/Sonar Combo View
points to the active side
of the Combo View
Sonar X-Press Menu
Navigation X-Press Menu
split position
adjusts window size
split position
adjusts window size
Select an Active Side
To change the settings for either side of the combo view, or to use the cursor on a view, the individual view window must be selected
as the active side.
1. X-Press Menu: With a Combo View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Active Side.
3. Select Right or Left.
X-Press Menu: The X-Press Menu updates with the menus available for the active side of the view.
Cursor: Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key to use the cursor on the active side of the view.
Adjust the View Window Size
Split Position allows you to adjust the size of the selected window in a Combo View.
1. X-Press Menu: With a Combo View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Split Position.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the window size.
Views
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SONAR OVERVIEW
(SONAR, DI, SI, CHIRP)
A functioning transducer must be attached to the control head to enable sonar functions. To purchase accessory transducers and
Ethernet hardware, visit our Web site at humminbird.com.
NOTE: Depth capability is affected by such factors as boat speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water conditions, and transducer
installation.
DualBeam PLUS Sonar (HELIX SONAR GPS)
The DualBeam PLUS sonar beams provide conical coverage directly below the
boat. DualBeam PLUS sonar returns are displayed on the traditional (2D) Sonar
Views. The beams can be blended together, viewed separately, or compared sideby-side.
The transducer 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. The 83/200 kHz transducer
can provide depth coverage up to 1500 feet (500 m).
20˚
200kHz
60˚
83kHz
60 Degree Total Coverage
Side Imaging Sonar (HELIX SI GPS)
86°
455kHz
86°
455kHz
20°
200kHz
60°
83kHz
The Side Imaging transducer provides a wide yet precise survey of a large area
of water, including detailed bottom topography and fish-attracting structure
orientation.
Typically, the Side Imaging sonar (shown in blue) 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. Selecting 800 kHz (HELIX
10 SI GPS only) 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
Side Imaging Overview for more information.
The Side Imaging transducer also provides Down Imaging views on the screen,
with the same depth performance of 150 feet. See Down Imaging Overview for
more information.
The DualBeam PLUS sonar beams (shown in magenta and yellow) provide conical
coverage directly below the boat. DualBeam PLUS sonar returns are displayed
on the traditional (2D) Sonar Views, and they will be used in the Side Imaging
View when an area directly under the boat does not have Side Imaging coverage.
The beams can be blended together, viewed separately, or compared side-byside.
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Sonar Overview
Down Imaging Sonar (HELIX DI GPS)
The Down Imaging transducer scans the water with razor-thin, high-definition
beams. The beams are wide (side to side) but very thin front to back.
45°
The Down Imaging beams (shown in green) can be operated at two frequencies:
455 kHz (75°) or 800 kHz (45°). Select 455 kHz for the best overall image quality
and depth. Select 800 kHz for the sharpest image. See Set up Sonar for more
information.
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
28°
200kHz
The transducer also uses conical beams to provide data in traditional 2D format
(shown in magenta and yellow). Select 455 kHz for a narrowly focused 16° center
beam, or select 200 kHz for a wider 28° beam (see Set up Sonar and Sonar
Overview).
75 Degree Total Coverage
CHIRP Sonar (HELIX CHIRP GPS)
If your transducer is also a CHIRP transducer, you can operate the down beams at different frequency ranges. CHIRP sonar beams
provide conical coverage directly below the boat for depths up to 1500 feet (500 m) (HELIX CHIRP GPS and HELIX CHIRP SI GPS) or
600 feet (183 m) (HELIX CHIRP DI GPS). CHIRP sonar sends continuous sonar pulses at varying frequencies to provide more detailed
returns and better target separation. CHIRP applies to the down beams only.
For example, if you have a CHIRP SI transducer connected, you can select a Medium or High Frequency for the down beams and then
select the start frequency and end frequency using the CHIRP Frequency Spectrum menu. See Set Up Sonar: Select CHIRP
Frequencies.
HELIX CHIRP Sonar
20˚
HELIX CHIRP SI Sonar
20˚
200kHz
200kHz
60˚
60˚
83kHz
HELIX CHIRP DI Sonar
16°
455kHz
83kHz
28°
200kHz
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Sonar Overview
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SET UP SONAR
(SONAR, DI, SI, CHIRP)
The available sonar views and menus on the control head are determined by the connected transducer and the selected transducer
source.
Most of the settings in this section were set up when you first powered on the unit using the Quick Setup Menu. Use
the instructions in this section to adjust those settings, set up an accessory transducer, or refine the information
shown on-screen.
Set up an Accessory Transducer
The transducer was either automatically selected or set up when you first configured the unit with the Quick Setup dialog box (see
Getting Started: Quick Setup). Use the instructions in this section to select an accessory transducer.
The control head will automatically select the transducer that was included with your control head. If your model is compatible with
an accessory transducer, and it is connected to the control head, select the transducer in the system so the beams are activated
and the related views are added to the control head.
NOTE: To see the latest transducers that are compatible with your control head, visit our Web site at humminbird.com.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Connected Transducer.
3. Select the transducer connected to the unit.
To adjust the depth offset, see Manage your Control Head.
Adjust the Noise Filter
Use Noise Filter to limit the interference that may appear on the sonar views from sources such as your boat engine, turbulence,
or other sonar devices.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Noise Filter.
3. Select a filter setting, where Low is the lightest filter and High 3 filters the most interference.
Off: removes all filtering.
High: The high settings are useful when there is excessive trolling motor noise. However, in some deep water situations, the
High settings may hinder the control head’s ability to find the bottom.
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Set up Sonar
Change the Max Depth
The Max Depth was set when you first configured the unit with the Quick Setup dialog box (see Getting Started: Quick Setup). Use
the instructions in this section to adjust the maximum depth setting.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Max Depth.
3. Select one of the following:
Auto: the control head will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the capabilities of the unit).
Set to match the body of water depth: the control head will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that depth, so more detail
will be shown on the display.
NOTE: Side Imaging units default to the Side Imaging range setting if the SI Range is set deeper than the Max Depth. See Side
Imaging Overview for more information.
Select the Digital Depth Source (HELIX DI GPS only)
Depending on the depth, the HELIX DI GPS control head will automatically choose the 2D conical beams or the Down Imaging
beams to display the depth digital readout. If the depth is deeper than 350 ft, set the Digital Depth Source to 2D Element.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Digital Depth Source.
3. Select Auto or 2D Element.
Auto: The control head will acquire the digital depth as needed.
2D Element: Select 2D Element if the depth is deeper than 350 feet. Down Imaging is not available with this setting.
Change the Water Type
The Water Type was set when you first configured the unit with the Quick Setup dialog box (see Getting Started: Quick Setup). Water
Type affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings and configures the control head for operation in fresh or salt water. Use the
instructions in this section to change the Water Type setting.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Water Type.
3. Select one of the folowing for your water type and depth conditions:
Fresh
Salt (shallow)
Salt (deep): If the depth is more than 330 ft (100 m), select Salt (deep).
Set up Sonar
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Select Frequencies for the 2D View
Use the instructions in this section to select the transducer beams that will be used for the traditional 2D Sonar views.
NOTE: If you have a CHIRP model, the menus in this section are available when CHIRP Mode is turned off (see Set up CHIRP: Turn
on/off CHIRP). To set up CHIRP in the sonar views, see Set up CHIRP: Adjust CHIRP Frequencies.
Select Beams for the (2D) Sonar View
If the installed transducer includes more than one beam, you can select which beam(s) will be displayed in the 2D Sonar view.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select 2D Display Frequency.
3. Select the beam(s) you want to use.
2D Display Frequency Options (HELIX SONAR GPS, HELIX SI GPS)
83 kHz
Select for deep water (more than 800 feet). 83 kHz can be used for deep returns at high
speed. If 83 kHz is selected, the 200 kHz beam pings in the background but is not displayed.
200 kHz
Select 200 kHz for faster pinging and shallower water (less than 800 feet). If 200 kHz is
selected, the 83 kHz beam is not available.
Select 83/200 kHz to ensure both beams ping continuously, so the sonar history is not
interrupted if the sonar view is closed.
83/200 kHz
The returns from both beams are blended by starting with the 83 kHz wide beam return,
dimming it, and then overlaying it with the 200 kHz narrow beam return. The darker 200 kHz
narrow beam sonar returns will stand out from the paler 83 kHz wide beam sonar returns.
NOTE: If you have a HELIX SI GPS and select 83 kHz or 83/200 kHz, you can turn on Jigging Mode to refine the returns displayed
on the Sonar View. See Adjust Settings While you Fish: Turn on/off Jigging Mode.
Down Imaging Display Frequency Options (HELIX DI GPS only)
200 kHz
Select 200 kHz for greater bottom coverage in deep water (up to 600 feet).
455 kHz
Select 455 kHz for shallow water (up to 350 feet).
NOTE: The settings in the Down Imaging Display Frequency Options table do not apply to the HELIX SI GPS.
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Set up Sonar
HELIX DI GPS Display Frequency
Options for the Sonar View
45°
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
28°
200kHz
Select an Imaging Frequency (HELIX DI GPS, HELIX 10 SI GPS, and HELIX 12 SI GPS)
Use the following instructions to choose an imaging frequency that will be used for the Down Imaging View and Side Imaging View. For
the best overall image quality and depth, select 455 kHz. For the sharpest image (but limited depth capability), select 800 kHz.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Imaging Display Frequency.
HELIX DI GPS
Imaging Display Frequency Options
for the Down Imaging View
3. Select 455 kHz or 800 kHz.
45°
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
28°
200kHz
Set the Down Imaging Beam Width (HELIX SI GPS only)
In the HELIX SI GPS, you can set the width of the beam (side to side) used for the Down Imaging View. 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. See Down Imaging Overview for more information.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Down Imaging Beam Width.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a width.
Set up Sonar
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Set up CHIRP (HELIX CHIRP GPS models only)
Use the instructions in this section to set up CHIRP sonar.
Turn on/off CHIRP
To use CHIRP sonar, CHIRP Mode must be turned on. To use traditional 2D sonar, turn off CHIRP Mode and see Select Frequencies
for the 2D View.
NOTE: When CHIRP Mode is turned off, the CHIRP menus are removed from the Main Menu.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select CHIRP Mode.
3. Select On or Off. (Default = On)
Adjust CHIRP Frequencies
Use the instructions in this section to select the CHIRP beam frequencies that will be used for the 2D sonar views. You will first select
the CHIRP Display Frequency and then select the start and end frequencies using the CHIRP Frequency Spectrum. The CHIRP Display
Frequency options are determined by the connected CHIRP transducer.
NOTE: CHIRP applies to the down beams only. Side Imaging beams cannot be selected for CHIRP. See Sonar Overview: CHIRP Sonar.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select CHIRP Display Frequency.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a setting.
4. Press the DOWN Cursor key to select CHIRP Frequency Spectrum.
5. Open the Submenu: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
6. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a frequency menu.
7. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a setting.
8. Repeat: Repeat steps 6 through 8 to set additional frequency settings.
9. Close the Submenu: Press the EXIT key.
CHIRP Display Frequency Options and Frequency Spectrums
The frequencies shown in this table apply to the transducer included with your control head.
Frequency
Option
Medium
Frequency
HELIX CHIRP GPS
HELIX CHIRP DI GPS HELIX CHIRP SI GPS
Frequency Spectrums Frequency Spectrums Frequency Spectrums
75 kHz - 95 kHz
X
75 kHz - 95 kHz
Select Medium Frequency to
provide deep water returns.
75 kHz - 95 kHz and
175 kHz - 225 kHz
X
75 kHz - 95 kHz and
175 kHz - 225 kHz
Select Medium/High Frequency
to provide deep water returns.
High Frequency
175 kHz - 225 kHz
185 kHz - 225 kHz
175 kHz - 225 kHz
Select High Frequency to provide
more detail at shallower depths.
High Frequency
(455 kHz)
X
440 kHz - 490 kHz
X
Select High Frequency (455 kHz) for
the most detail at shallow depths.
Medium/High
Frequency
NOTE: Accessory transducers may include additional menu options. For information about accessory transducers, visit our Web
site at humminbird.com.
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Set up Sonar
Turn off Sonar
If you’re using your control head for GPS/Navigation functions only, use these instructions to hide all sonar views from the view
rotation. When it is set to Off, this is setting also stops the unit from pinging, so all sonar operation is deactivated.
1. Press the POWER key.
2. Select Sonar.
3. Select Off.
NOTE: You can also turn on/off Sonar from the Main Menu > Setup tab > Sonar.
Set up Sonar
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DISPLAY A SONAR VIEW ON-SCREEN
There are a variety of views available to display sonar data. You can customize the view by showing or hiding information (see
Customize the Sonar View), and you can adjust the sonar settings to refine the information displayed on-screen (see Adjust Sonar
Display Settings and Adjust Settings While you Fish). The changes you make are applied to all traditional 2D sonar views.
Display a Sonar View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Sonar > Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View, or Split Sonar View.
Sonar View
Sonar Zoom View
Split Sonar View
For more information, see
Review Sonar History and Zoom In/Zoom Out.
For more information, see
Compare Sonar Beams.
Display a Sonar Combo View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. To open a Sonar Combo View, select Sonar.
To open a Chart Combo View (Sonar and Chart together), select Chart.
3. Select a view to display on-screen.
Sonar > Down/Sonar Combo View
Sonar > Side/Sonar Combo View
Chart > Chart/Sonar Combo View
For more information, see
Down Imaging Overview.
For more information, see
Side Imaging Overview.
For more information, see
Navigation Overview.
NOTE: The available views are determined by your control head model and the installed transducer. See each related section of
the manual (Views, Down Imaging Overview, Side Imaging Overview, Navigation Overview, etc.) for more information.
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Sonar (2D)
UNDERSTAND THE SONAR VIEWS
As the boat moves, the unit charts the changes in depth on the display to create a profile of the bottom contour. The
Sonar View displays the sonar return intensity with different colors.
Strong returns often result from rocky or hard bottoms (compacted sediment, rocks, fallen trees), while weaker returns often result
from soft bottoms (sand, mud), vegetation, and small fish.
The colors used to represent high, medium, to low intensity returns are determined by the palette you choose in the Sonar Colors
menu (see Customize the Sonar View).
The control head displays the return intensity based on the Sonar Colors and Bottom View menu settings. You can display the RTS
Window (Real Time Sonar), turn on/off fish symbols (Fis0h ID+), change the SwitchFire mode, adjust sensitivity, and more.
2D Sonar View: Sonar Colors Palette 1
strong
Color Bar
weak
strong returns
(possibly rocks, tree limbs,
or other structure)
weak returns
(possibly vegetation
or small fish)
strong returns
(possibly compacted
sediment or rocks)
Sonar History — Historical returns scroll left across the view.
Sonar (2D)
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medium returns
CUSTOMIZE THE SONAR VIEW
You can customize the sonar views by showing or hiding information, such as the temperature graph, depth lines, color bar, and RTS
Window. You can also change the color palette.
Customizing the Sonar View
temperature
graph
depth lines
temperature
(digital readout
overlay)
speed
(digital readout
overlay)
depth
(digital readout
overlay)
RTS Window
(A-Scope)
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color
bar
Sonar (2D)
Show/Hide the CHIRP Frequency Label (HELIX CHIRP GPS models only)
The Frequency Label displays the currently selected CHIRP frequencies on 2D sonar views. See Set up Sonar: Set up CHIRP.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Frequency Label.
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
2D Sonar View Displaying CHIRP Data
selected
display
frequency
Sonar (2D)
selected
frequency
spectrum
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Customize the RTS Window
The RTS Window plots the depth and intensity of a sonar return. It 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. When you use the cursor to review
sonar history, the sonar history will freeze, but the RTS Window will continue to display sonar returns in real time. See Review Sonar
History and Zoom In/Zoom Out.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select RTS Window.
3. Select the type of RTS Window to display.
Mono
Sonar returns are displayed in black.
Color (Full)
Sonar returns are displayed in color, and they fill the width of the RTS Window.
Color (A-Scope)
Sonar returns are displayed in color. The size of the displayed lines correspond with the
intensity of the sonar returns from the transducer beam(s).
Off
The RTS Window is hidden.
Show/Hide Data on the Sonar View
The settings in this section are shared with the Down Imaging View, so turning them on or off will change what is shown on the Sonar
Views and the Down Imaging Views.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select a menu and change it to On (show) or Off (hide).
Depth Lines
The depth lines show incremental marks between the upper and lower depth range. See Adjust
Display Settings for details.
Color Bar
The Color Bar shows the palette selected on the Sonar View (see Change the Sonar View
Colors) from weak to strong returns.
Temperature
Graph
The temperature graph displays the temperature changes over the recent sonar history. A
temperature input from the installed transducer or temp/speed accessory is required to enable
this feature.
Frequency Label
(HELIX CHIRP GPS
only)
The Frequency Label displays the currently selected frequency spectrum for CHIRP on sonar
views. See Set Up Sonar: Select CHIRP Display Frequencies.
NOTE: Digital readouts can be displayed as an overlay, or they can be displayed in data boxes (see Views: Display Digital
Readouts).
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Change the View Colors
The Sonar Colors menu changes the colors used to display sonar returns on the view.
Sonar View with Customized Sonar Colors
color bar with
sonar colors set
to palette 4
Strong
Weak
RTS Window
Change the Sonar Colors Palette
1. Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Sonar Colors.
3. Select a palette.
NOTE: To display or hide the Color Bar, see Show/Hide Data on the Sonar Views.
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ADJUST SONAR DISPLAY SETTINGS
Use the instructions in this section to adjust how the sonar returns are shown on the Sonar View, so you can tune into what you want
to see in the display. The settings in this section are optional. You can use the default display settings for the Sonar View, or you
can customize it with your preferences.
Filter Surface Clutter
Use Surface Clutter to reduce the noise that may appear at the top of the view caused by algae and aeration. The lower the setting,
the less surface clutter will be displayed. A higher setting allows more surface clutter to be displayed.
NOTE: You can also adjust the Noise Filter (see Set up Sonar: Adjust the Noise Filter).
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Surface Clutter.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Change the SwitchFire Mode
SwitchFire controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select SwitchFire.
3. Select Clear Mode or Max Mode.
SwitchFire: Clear Mode
SwitchFire: Max Mode
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.
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.
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Turn on/off Fish ID+ Settings
Fish ID+ uses advanced signal processing to interpret sonar returns and will display a fish symbol on the Sonar View when very
selective requirements are met. Also, if Fish ID+ is turned on, you can adjust the sensitivity used for detection and receive alerts with
the Fish ID Alarm turned on.
Fish ID+ Turned On
depth
Fish ID+ symbol
(200 kHz beam)
Turn on/off Fish ID+
When Fish ID+ is turned on, fish symbols will be shown on the Sonar View. The color of the fish symbols indicates the sonar beam
location, and the fish depth is shown above the symbol.
When Fish ID+ is turned off, the control head shows only the raw sonar returns on the display.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Fish ID+.
3. Select On or Off.
Fish Symbols will display in the Sonar View when a fish is detected.
On
Orange Fish Symbols = targets detected in the 200 kHz narrow beam.
Green Fish Symbols = targets detected in the 83 kHz wide beam (HELIX SONAR GPS,
HELIX SI GPS) or 455 kHz beam (HELIX DI GPS).
Off
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Raw sonar returns are shown on the Sonar View. If a fish is detected, the returns appear as
arches on the display to indicate potential targets.
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Adjust the Fish ID Sensitivity
Use Fish ID Sensitivity to adjust the threshold used for detecting a fish with Fish ID+. To display only larger species of fish as fish
symbols, select a low setting. To see smaller fish species or baitfish, select a high setting. Fish ID+ must be turned on to enable this
menu.
1. Turn on Fish ID+.
2. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
3. Select Fish ID Sensitivity.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
1 = low sensitivity (large fish only)
10 = high sensitivity (All: small fish up to large fish)
Turn on the Fish ID Alarm
To receive an on-screen alert when a fish is detected, turn on the Fish ID Alarm. Fish ID+ must be turned on to enable this alarm.
1. Turn on Fish ID+.
2. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Alarms tab.
3. Select Fish ID Alarm.
4. Select one of the following icons:
Off
All
Large/Medium
Large
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Set the Bottom View Display
Bottom View selects the method used to represent bottom and structure on the display. Bottom View is also affected by the palette
selected in Sonar Colors (see Customize the Sonar View: Change the View Colors).
Bottom View set to WhiteLine
color bar with
sonar colors
set to palette 1
white shows
strongest
returns
white shows strongest returns
RTS Window
Change the Bottom View Setting
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Bottom View.
3. Select one of the following modes:
Structure ID
Structure ID will display the strongest return as specified by the palette selected in the Sonar
Colors menu.
WhiteLine
WhiteLine highlights the strongest sonar returns in white. This has the benefit of clearly
defining the bottom on the display.
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ADJUST SETTINGS WHILE YOU FISH
(SONAR X-PRESS MENU)
The X-Press Menu provides menu options to adjust the sensitivity and range as you fish. You can also control how fast the sonar
history scrolls across the screen. The menus allow you to see more or less of the sonar returns from the transducer beams as you
adjust each setting.
Adjusting Settings from the Sonar X-Press Menu (HELIX SI GPS)
surface
clutter
upper range
RTS Window
lower range
chart speed
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Adjust the Sensitivity
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies. To eliminate the
clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water, decrease the sensitivity. When operating in very clear
water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns.
Adjust the Sensitivity for all Sonar Frequencies
Use the following instructions to adjust the sensitivity for all sonar frequencies.
1. Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Sensitivity.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the sensitivity.
Adjust Beam Sensitivity
Your control head model may allow you to adjust the sensitivity of individual frequencies. The available frequencies are determined
by your control head model and the installed transducer. Use the following instructions to adjust a single beam.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select 83 kHz Sensitivity or 455 kHz Sensitivity.
HELIX CHIRP GPS: Select Medium Sensitivity Offset or High (455 kHz) Sensitivity Offset (HELIX CHIRP DI GPS only).
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the sensitivity.
For example, in the illustration shown below, the sensitivity of the 83 kHz beam in the Split Sonar View can be adjusted without
affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz sonar returns. For more information about this view, see Compare Sonar Beams.
Increasing the Sensitivity of the 83 kHz Beam (83 kHz/200 kHz)
83 kHZ
200 kHZ
upper range
frequency
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lower range
frequency
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lower range
Set the Upper/Lower Range
Upper Range and Lower Range control how much of the water column is displayed on the view. For example, if you are only interested
in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep, set the Upper Range to 20 and the Lower Range to 50. The view will not display sonar
returns outside of the set ranges, and greater detail for the selected range will be displayed.
1. Sonar X-Press Menu (Advanced User Mode): With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Upper Range. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
3. Select Lower Range. Select Auto or set a specific depth (manual).
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the control head to follow the bottom automatically.
Manual : The control head locks onto the depth you select.
NOTE: There must be a difference of 10 feet between the upper and lower range settings.
Change the Chart Speed
Chart Speed controls how fast the sonar history moves across the view and how much detail is shown. A faster speed is preferred
by most anglers, and the sonar history moves quickly across the view. To slow down the sonar history display, select a lower setting.
Regardless of the Chart Speed setting, the RTS Window will update at the maximum rate possible for depth conditions.
1. Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Chart Speed.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Turn on/off Jigging Mode (HELIX SI GPS only)
If you have a HELIX SI GPS, you can use Jigging Mode to refine the sonar returns shown in the Sonar View. Turn on Jigging Mode if
you’ve selected 83 kHz or 83/200 kHz in the 2D Display Frequency menu (see Set up Sonar: Select Frequencies for the 2D View).
1. Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Jigging Mode.
3. Select On or Off.
On
Turn on Jigging Mode if you’ve selected 83 kHz or 83/200 kHz in the 2D Display Frequency menu
(see Set up Sonar: Select Frequencies for the 2D View). When Jigging Mode is turned on, the
sonar returns are refined on the view, and the chart speed slows down to show more detail.
Off
Turn off Jigging Mode if you’ve selected 200 kHz in the 2D Display Frequency menu (see Set
up Sonar: Select Frequencies for the 2D View). Turn off Jigging Mode to display the sonar
history at the selected chart speed and see coarser returns on the display.
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Change the Sonar Colors Palette
The Sonar X-Press Menu allows you to quickly change the display palette while you fish. See Customize the Sonar View: Change the
View Colors for more information.
1 Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Sonar Colors.
3. Select a palette.
NOTE: To display or hide the Color Bar, see Customize the Sonar View.
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COMPARE SONAR BEAMS
(SPLIT SONAR VIEW)
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from each down beam frequency on separate sides of the view. You can use this view to make
side by side comparisons between the sonar returns from both beams. The beams are determined by your Humminbird model and
the installed transducer.
Frequencies: HELIX SONAR GPS models and HELIX SI GPS models allow you to compare the 83 KHz and 200 kHz beams in this
view. If you have a HELIX DI GPS model, 455 kHz and 200 kHz will be displayed side by side in this view.
Fish ID+: It is also helpful to turn on Fish ID+ in Split Sonar View so you can see where the fish are located within each transducer
beam (see Adjust Sonar Display Settings: Turn on/off Fish ID+ Settings).
Display the Split Sonar View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Sonar > Split Sonar View.
Reviewing Beams Separately in Split Sonar View (83 kHz/200 kHz)
83 kHZ
200 kHZ
upper range
frequency
lower range
frequency
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lower range
Sonar (2D)
REVIEW SONAR HISTORY AND ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT
In addition to adjusting the sonar settings while you fish, you can freeze the sonar history, magnify sonar returns, and review position
information.
Freeze the Sonar History
Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key, and the sonar history will freeze and the cursor will display on-screen. If you move the
cursor over a sonar return, digital readouts for the cursor position are displayed on the view. The RTS Window continues to update
at the fastest rate possible for depth conditions (see Customize the Sonar View).
Freeze the Sonar History
1. Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key.
2. Move the cursor over a sonar return.
NOTE: To mark a waypoint or start navigation to the cursor position, see Navigation in Sonar Views.
Reviewing the Depth of the Cursor Position
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
RTS Window
cursor
Move the Cursor
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Zoom in/Zoom Out
Use the Sonar Zoom View to see a magnified view of the bottom and structure. For example, if there are fish close to the bottom
or near structure (tree, vegetation, etc.), Sonar Zoom View makes it easier to see the separate sonar returns that might be displayed
close together.
Display the Sonar Zoom View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Sonar > Sonar Zoom View.
Magnify Bottom Structure (Zoom In/Out)
1. Display the Sonar Zoom View On-Screen.
2. Zoom In: Press the +ZOOM key.
Zoom Out: Press the -Zoom key.
Magnify the Cursor Position (Zoom In/Out)
1. Display the Sonar Zoom View On-Screen.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
3. Zoom In: Press the +ZOOM key.
Zoom Out: Press the -Zoom key.
4. Close: Press the EXIT key.
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Magnifying Sonar Returns in Sonar Zoom View (Bottom Lock Off)
zoom level
upper range, zoom view
upper range, full range view
zoomed
view
full range
zoom
preview,
bottom
range
lower range, zoom view
lower range, full range view
OR
ZOOM In
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ZOOM Out
Move the Cursor
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ZOOM In
Turn on/off Bottom Lock
Use Bottom Lock and Bottom Range to focus on the bottom and control how much of the water column is shown in 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.
1. Sonar X-Press Menu: With a Sonar Zoom View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Bottom Lock. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to select On.
3. Press the UP Cursor key. Select Bottom Range.
4. Press the RIGHT or Left Cursor keys to adjust the range. The range is measured up from the bottom.
Low Setting: useful for seeing low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return.
High Setting: useful for seeing large structure in deeper water.
NOTE: If you see a wavy band on the view that mirrors the change in depth, the Bottom Range might be set deeper than the actual
water depth. In this case, decrease the Bottom Range setting.
Change the Width of the Zoomed View
Use the instructions in this section to change the width of the zoomed view in Sonar Zoom View.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Zoom Width.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Setting the Bottom Range and Zoom Width (Bottom Lock On)
zoomed
view
full range
zoom
preview,
bottom
range
zoom width (wide)
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NAVIGATION IN SONAR VIEWS
To mark waypoints and start navigation, the control head must have a GPS Fix from a connected or internal GPS receiver. See
Getting Started for more information.
Mark a Waypoint
You can mark a waypoint at the boat position or the cursor position. Waypoints are saved to the Waypoint Management dialog box
(see Manage your Navigation Data).
Mark a Waypoint at the Boat Position
1. Press the MARK key.
Mark a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the MARK key.
Marking a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
cursor
Mark a Waypoint
Move the Cursor
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Navigate to a Position
Use the instructions in this section to start navigation to a position in the view. See Navigation Overview for more information about
these features.
Navigate to the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the GOTO key.
When you press the GOTO key, a waypoint will be marked at the cursor position.
Navigate to a Saved Position
If you press the GOTO key without using the cursor first, you can choose to start navigation from a list of saved waypoints and
routes.
1. Press the GOTO key.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to select a saved waypoint or route.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
Cancel Navigation
1. Press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cancel Navigation. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Starting Navigation to the Cursor Position
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
cursor
Start Navigation
Move the Cursor
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DISPLAY A DOWN IMAGING VIEW ON-SCREEN
(HELIX DI GPS, HELIX SI GPS, HELIX CHIRP DI GPS, AND HELIX CHIRP SI GPS ONLY)
There are a variety of views available to display Down Imaging data. You can also customize the view by showing or hiding information
(see Customize the Down Imaging View), and you can adjust the sonar settings to refine the information displayed on-screen (see
Adjust Settings While you Fish). The changes you make are applied to all Down Imaging views.
Display a Down Imaging View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Sonar > Down Imaging View.
Down Imaging View
Display a Down Imaging Combo View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. To open a Down Imaging Combo View, select Sonar.
To open a Chart Combo View (Down Imaging and Chart together), select Chart.
3. Select a view to display on-screen. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Sonar > Down/Sonar Combo View
Sonar > Down/Side/Sonar Combo View
Chart > Chart/Down Combo View
For more information, see
Sonar Overview.
For more information, see
Sonar Overview and Side Imaging Overview.
For more information, see
Navigation Overview.
NOTE: The available views are determined by your control head model and the installed transducer. See each related section of
the manual (Views, Sonar Overview, Side Imaging Overview, Navigation Overview, etc.) for more information.
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Down Imaging Sonar
DOWN IMAGING OVERVIEW
The images you see on the Down Imaging display are produced using sonar technology. 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. Like traditional
2D Sonar, the sonar history scrolls left across the screen.
Down Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The beams are wide (side to side) but very thin from front
to back.
Down Imaging View
white
streaks/clouds
dark shades
light shades
shadow
light shades
Sonar History — Historical returns scroll left across the view.
Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects under your boat as follows:
Dark shades represent soft returns (mud, sand) or descending terrain.
Light shades represent denser terrain (timber, rocks) or rising terrain. A very hard bottom may appear as white on the display.
White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.
Shadows are not caused by light but by the lack of a sonar return. Objects standing on the bottom cause a sonar shadow to
appear on the display. The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish may also cast shadows. You can use the shadow to
interpret where the fish or object is located in relation to the bottom.
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CUSTOMIZE THE DOWN IMAGING VIEW
You can customize the Down Imaging views by showing or hiding information, such as depth lines, temperature graph, and digital
readouts. You can also change the color palette.
Customizing the Down Imaging View
temperature
graph
digital
readouts set
to boxes
depth
lines
NOTE: Digital readouts can be displayed as an overlay, or they can be displayed in data boxes (see Views: Display Digital
Readouts).
Show/Hide Depth Lines
The depth lines show incremental marks between the upper and lower depth range. See Adjust Settings While you Fish for details.
The Depth Lines menu is shared with the Sonar View, so turning them on or off will affect the Sonar Views and the Down Imaging
Views.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Depth Lines.
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
Show/Hide the Temperature Graph
The temperature graph displays the temperature changes over the recent sonar history. A temperature input from the installed
transducer or temp/speed accessory is required to enable this feature. The Temperature Graph menu is shared with the Sonar
View, so turning it on or off will affect the Sonar Views and the Down Imaging Views.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Temperature Graph.
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
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Change the View Colors
The DI Colors menu changes the palette used to display sonar returns on the view.
Down Imaging View with Palette 10 Selected (DI Colors)
Change the Down Imaging Colors Palette
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select DI Colors.
3. Select a palette.
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ADJUST SETTINGS WHILE YOU FISH
(DOWN IMAGING X-PRESS MENU)
The X-Press Menu provides menu options to adjust the sensitivity and range as you fish. You can also control how fast the sonar
history scrolls across the screen. The menus allow you to see more or less of the sonar returns from the transducer beams as you
adjust each setting.
Adjusting Settings from the Down Imaging X-Press Menu
upper range
lower range
chart speed
Adjust Sensitivity
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies. You can adjust
sensitivity from the X-Press Menu or the DI Enhance menu (see Enhance the Down Imaging View).
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. When
operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns.
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Down Sensitivity.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the sensitivity.
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Enhance the Down Imaging View
The DI Enhance menu allows you to adjust the sensitivity, contrast, and sharpness on the Down Imaging View. As you adjust each
setting, the changes are displayed immediately on the view.
Enhancing the Down Imaging View
Enhance the Down Imaging View
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select DI Enhance. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to select each menu and adjust the setting.
Sensitivity
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. When operating in very clear water or greater
depths, increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns that may be of interest. This menu can
also be adjusted from the Down Imaging X-Press Menu (DI Sensitivity).
Contrast
Adjust the Contrast setting to accent the light and dark parts of the Down Imaging data to
provide greater definition.
Sharpness
Turn on sharpness and select a filter level to sharpen the edges of the Down Imaging data.
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Set the Upper/Lower Range
Upper Range and Lower Range control how much of the water column is displayed on the view. For example, if you are only interested
in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep, set the Upper Range to 20 and the Lower Range to 50. The view will not display sonar
returns outside of the set ranges, and greater detail for the selected range will be displayed.
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu (Advanced User Mode): With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key
once.
2. Select Upper Range. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
3. Select Lower Range. Select Auto or set a specific depth (manual).
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the control head to follow the bottom automatically.
Manual : The control head locks onto the depth you select.
NOTE: There must be a difference of 10 feet between the upper and lower range settings.
Change the Chart Speed
Chart Speed controls how fast the sonar history moves across the view and how much detail is shown.
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Chart Speed.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Change the DI Colors
The Down Imaging X-Press Menu allows you to quickly change the display palette while you fish. See Customize the Down Imaging
View: Change the View Colors for more information.
1. Down Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Down Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select DI Colors.
3. Select a palette.
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REVIEW DOWN IMAGING HISTORY AND ZOOM IN/OUT
In addition to adjusting the sonar settings while you fish, you can freeze the sonar history, magnify sonar returns, and review position
information.
Freeze the Down Imaging View
Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key, and the sonar history will freeze and the cursor will display on-screen. If you move the
cursor over a sonar return, digital readouts for the cursor position are displayed on the view.
1. Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key.
2. Move the cursor over a sonar return.
3. Review the cursor position and depth information in the digital readouts.
NOTE: To mark a waypoint or start navigation to the cursor position, see Navigation in Down Imaging Views.
Zoom In/Zoom Out
To take a closer look, use the ZOOM keys to magnify the selected part of the view.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Zoom In: Press the +ZOOM key.
Zoom Out: Press the -ZOOM key.
3. Close: Press the EXIT key.
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Zooming into the Down Imaging History
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
bearing to cursor position
zoom level
zoom box
can be
moved with
the Cursor
Control key
Move the Cursor
ZOOM In
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ZOOM Out
Down Imaging Sonar
NAVIGATION IN DOWN IMAGING VIEWS
To mark waypoints and start navigation, the control head must have a GPS Fix from a connected or internal GPS receiver. See
Getting Started for more information.
Mark a Waypoint
You can mark a waypoint at the boat position or the cursor position. Waypoints are saved to the Waypoint Management dialog box
(see Manage your Navigation Data).
Mark a Waypoint at the Boat Position
1. Press the MARK key.
Mark a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the MARK key.
Marking a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
cursor
Mark a Waypoint
Move the Cursor
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bearing to cursor position
Navigate to a Position
Use the instructions in this section to start navigation to a position in the view. See Navigation Overview for more information about
these features.
Navigate to the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the GOTO key.
When you press the GOTO key, a waypoint will be marked at the cursor position.
Navigate to a Saved Position
If you press the GOTO key without using the cursor first, you can choose to start navigation from a list of saved waypoints and
routes.
1. Press the GOTO key.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to select a saved waypoint or route.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
Cancel Navigation
1. Press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cancel Navigation. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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DISPLAY A SIDE IMAGING VIEW ON-SCREEN
(HELIX SI GPS AND HELIX CHIRP SI GPS ONLY)
There are a variety of views available to display Side Imaging data. You can also customize the view by showing or hiding information
(see Customize the Side Imaging View), and you can adjust the sonar settings to maximize the information displayed on-screen
(see Adjust Settings While you Fish). The changes you make are applied to all Side Imaging views.
Display a Side Imaging View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Sonar > Side Imaging View.
Side Imaging View
Display a Side Imaging Combo View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. To open a Side Imaging Combo View, select Sonar.
To open a Chart Combo View (Side Imaging and Chart together), select Chart.
3. Select a view to display on-screen. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Sonar > Side/Sonar Combo View
Sonar > Down/Side/Sonar Combo View
Chart > Chart/Side Combo View
For more information, see
Sonar Overview.
For more information, see
Sonar Overview and Down Imaging Overview.
For more information, see
Navigation Overview.
NOTE: The available views are determined by your control head model and the installed transducer. See each related section of
the manual (Views, Sonar Overview, Down Imaging Overview, Navigation Overview, etc.) for more information.
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UNDERSTAND THE SIDE IMAGING VIEW
Side Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The side beam coverage is very thin from front to back,
yet very wide from top to bottom. The bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return, and upward slopes that face
the transducer reflect sonar better than downward slopes that face away from the transducer.
Side Imaging View
boat icon
water column
Side Imaging sonar returns are first
displayed at the top of the screen, and
historical data scrolls down the display
as new information is received.
light shades
dark shades
dark shades
white streaks
shadows
Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects on the view as follows:
Shadows: The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish also cast shadows, and their distance from the bottom can be
interpreted by their shadow.
Light Shades represent denser terrain (possibly compacted sediment, timber, rocks) or rising terrain.
Water Column: shows the relative depth of the water under the boat at any given time. Variations in the width of the water
column show variations in the distance to the bottom as the boat passes over. See the illustration Interpreting the Side
Imaging View.
White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.
Dark Shades represent soft returns (possibly sand or mud) or descending terrain.
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Interpreting the Side Imaging View
To visualize how Side Imaging works, the Side Imaging View illustration can be folded down the middle and then folded again at the
lowest point of the water column. The raised area reveals the water column with its relative depth of the water under the boat. In
the Side Imaging View, variations in the width of the water column show variations in the distance to the bottom as the boat passes
over.
For Best Side Imaging Performance
• Boat Speed: 2 to 6 mph
• Straight line navigation
• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
Also, see humminbird.com for tutorials and Side Imaging videos.
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CUSTOMIZE THE SIDE IMAGING VIEW
The settings in this section are optional. You can use the default settings for the view, or you can customize it with your preferences.
Showing Digital Readouts and SI Range Lines
range
numbers
digital readouts
set to boxes
range lines
Show/Hide SI Range Lines
SI Range Lines divide each side beam range into equal sections on the Side Imaging View. Use the range lines to estimate the
location of objects. You can show or hide range lines on the view.
NOTE: The range numbers are estimated and should not be used for measurement. If SI Range Lines and Contour Mode are turned
on, the SI Range Lines will remain on the display, but the individual range numbers will not be available.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select SI Range Lines.
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
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Show/Hide Digital Readouts on the Side Imaging View
If you have Digital Readouts set to Boxes on all views, you can hide the digital readout boxes on the Side Imaging View exclusively.
For details, see Views: Display Digital Readouts.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select SI Readouts
3. Select On (show) or Off (hide).
Change the View Palette
The SI Colors menu changes the colors used to display sonar returns on the view.
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Colors.
3. Select a palette.
SI Colors with Palette 1 Displayed
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ADJUST SETTINGS WHILE YOU FISH
(SIDE IMAGING X-PRESS MENU)
The X-Press Menu provides menu options to adjust the sensitivity and range as you fish. You can also control how fast the sonar
history scrolls down the screen. The menu options allow you to see more or less of the sonar returns from the transducer beams
as you adjust each setting.
Display Beams
Use SI Side to select which Side Imaging beam will be shown on the display.
Side Imaging View with the Left Beam Displayed
boat icon
left beam
label
range lines
Select Beams to Display on the View
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Side.
3. Select a beam or both beams to display.
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Adjust Sensitivity
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies. You can adjust
sensitivity from the X-Press Menu or the Enhance menu (see Enhance the Side Imaging View).
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. When
operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns.
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Sensitivity.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to increase or decrease the sensitivity.
Enhance the Side Imaging View
The SI Enhance menu allows you to adjust the sensitivity, contrast, and sharpness on the Side Imaging View. As you adjust each
setting, the changes are displayed immediately on the view, so you can fine tune the display. You can also turn on/off the Contour
Mode from this menu so the water column is displayed or hidden on the view.
Enhancing the Side Imaging View
Enhance the Side Imaging View
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Enhance. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to select each menu and adjust the setting.
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Sensitivity
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. When operating in very clear water or greater
depths, increase the sensitivity to see weaker returns that may be of interest. This menu can
also be adjusted from the Side Imaging X-Press Menu (SI Sensitivity).
Contrast
Adjust the Contrast setting to accent the light and dark parts of the Side Imaging data to
provide greater definition.
Sharpness
Turn on sharpness and select a filter level to sharpen the edges of the Side Imaging data.
Contour Mode controls how the water column is displayed in the Side Imaging Views. When
Contour Mode is turned off, the water column is displayed on the view. The location of a target
on the display is based on the slant range to the target.
Contour Mode
When Contour Mode is turned 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. The
water column is removed from the view, which allows the display to show targets at their linear
horizontal distance. The location of a target may be easier to interpret when the water column
is removed.
Contour Mode Off
Contour Mode On
The water column is displayed on the Side Imaging View.
The water column is removed from the Side Imaging View.
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Adjust the Side Imaging Range
SI Range sets the deepest range that will be displayed on the Side Imaging views. Choose a low range number to focus on a shorter
distance of the water column and see greater detail on the view. Choose a higher range number to see farther into the water and
see an overview of details on the screen.
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Range.
Auto: The Range will be adjusted by the control head to follow the bottom automatically.
Manual: The control head locks onto the depth you select.
Side Imaging units default to the Side Imaging range setting if the SI Range is set deeper than the Max Depth. See Side Imaging
Overview for more information.
Change the Chart Speed
Chart Speed controls how fast the sonar history moves down the view and how much detail is shown.
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Chart Speed.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Change the View Colors
The Side Imaging X-Press Menu allows you to quickly change the display palette while you fish. See Customize the Side Imaging
View: Change the View Colors for more information.
1. Side Imaging X-Press Menu: With a Side Imaging View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select SI Colors.
3. Select a palette.
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REVIEW SIDE IMAGING HISTORY AND ZOOM IN/OUT
In addition to adjusting the sonar settings while you fish, you can freeze the sonar history, magnify sonar returns, and review position
information.
Freeze the Side Imaging View
Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key, and the sonar history will freeze and the cursor will display on-screen. If you move the
cursor over a sonar return, digital readouts for the cursor position are displayed on the view.
1. Press any arrow on the Cursor Control key.
2. Move the cursor over a sonar return.
3. Review the cursor position and depth information in the digital readouts.
NOTE: To mark a waypoint or start navigation to the cursor position, see Navigation in Side Imaging Views.
Zoom In/Zoom Out
To take a closer look, use the ZOOM keys to magnify the selected part of the view.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Zoom In: Press the +ZOOM key.
Zoom Out: Press the -ZOOM key.
3. Close: Press the EXIT key.
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Zooming into the Side Imaging History
cursor depth
depth below cursor
distance to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
zoom level
zoom box
can be
moved with
the Cursor
Control key
Move the Cursor
Side Imaging Sonar
bearing to cursor position
ZOOM In
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ZOOM Out
NAVIGATION IN SIDE IMAGING VIEWS
To mark waypoints and start navigation, the control head must have a GPS Fix from a connected or internal GPS receiver. See
Getting Started for more information.
Turn on/off SI Navigation
SI Navigation controls how the boat icon is displayed in Side Imaging Views. See Navigate to a Position for more information. If
SI Navigation is turned on, an arrow icon indicates the direction the boat needs to turn to reach the next waypoint during navigation.
If SI Navigation is turned off, the boat icon will not change during navigation although you can still mark waypoints and start
navigation from a Side Imaging View.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select SI Navigation.
3. Select On or Off.
Mark a Waypoint
You can mark a waypoint at the boat position or the cursor position. Waypoints are saved to the Waypoint Management dialog box
(see Manage your Navigation Data).
Mark a Waypoint at the Boat Position
1. Press the MARK key.
Mark a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the MARK key.
Navigate to a Position
Use the instructions in this section to start navigation to a position in the view. See Navigation Overview for more information about
these features.
Navigate to the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
2. Press the GOTO key.
When you press the GOTO key, a waypoint will be marked at the cursor position.
Navigate to a Saved Position
If you press the GOTO key without using the cursor first, you can choose to start navigation from a list of saved waypoints and
routes.
1. Press the GOTO key.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to select a saved waypoint or route.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
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Navigating to a Waypoint
direction to turn the boat to reach the next waypoint (SI Navigation On)
navigation
digital
readouts
next waypoint
Start Navigation
Move the Cursor
Cancel Navigation
1. Press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cancel Navigation. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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MANAGE SCREEN SNAPSHOTS AND RECORDINGS
Snapshot and Recording View displays the saved screen snapshots and recordings from the installed SD card (separate purchase
required). Use this view to review the snapshot and recording file details, start recording, and adjust the recording settings.
Enable Screen Snapshot and Recording
It is important to install an SD card and turn on the appropriate menus to enable Screen Snapshot and Recording.
1. Install an SD card into the control head card slot.
2. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Accessories tab.
3. Select Screen Snapshot.
4. Select On.
5. Press the EXIT key once.
6. Select the Views tab.
7. Select Screen Snapshot and Recording View.
8. Select Visible.
9. Close: Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the menu system is closed.
Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select System > Screen Snapshot and Recording View.
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Screen Snapshot and Recording View
saved
screen
snapshot
(selected
file)
selected file
summary
scroll bar
saved
recording
SD card
storage
(yellow =
used space)
Scroll through the List
Screen Snapshots and Recordings
Display
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Take 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.
NOTE: Screen Snapshot and Recording must be enabled to use the instructions in this section. See Enable Screen Snapshot and
Recording for details.
Take a Screen Snapshot
1. From any view or cursor location you want to capture, press the MARK key.
A waypoint will also be created at the boat or cursor location. The saved screen snapshot shares the same file name as the
waypoint (.PNG).
CAUTION! On the SD card, you will see 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.
Taking a Screen Snapshot
Take a Screen Snapshot
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Display a Saved Screen Snapshot from Snapshot and Recording View
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Select a Snapshot: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the saved files.
3. Display: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Close: Press the LEFT Cursor key.
Display a Saved Screen Snapshot from Chart View
1. Display a Chart View on-screen.
2. Select a Snapshot: Use the Cursor key to select a screen snapshot icon.
3. Display: Press the CHECK/INFO key.
Selecting a Screen Snapshot in Chart View
screen
snapshot
icon
selected
thumbnail
preview
4. Close: Press the EXIT key.
Delete a Screen Snapshot
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Select a Snapshot: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the saved files.
3. Press the MENU key.
4. Select Delete Image. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete all Screen Snapshots
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select Delete All Images. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Record 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. You can play a saved recording from the Snapshot and Recording View.
NOTE: Screen Snapshot and Recording must be enabled to use the instructions in this section. See Enable Screen Snapshot and
Recording for details.
Start Recording
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select Start Recording. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
File Name: A waypoint will also be created at the boat location, and the recording shares the same file name as the waypoint
(.SON).
Use Different Views: To use different views on the control head and continue recording, press the EXIT key.
Not Available: Taking screen snapshots and playback mode are not available during recording.
Adjust Pings Per Second
For maximum performance during recording, keep the Pings per Second setting on Auto. If there is limited memory on the installed
SD card, use Pings Per Second to slow the ping rate. However, the recording will capture less sonar detail at a slower ping rate.
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select Pings Per Second.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Stop Recording
1. X-Press Menu: From any view, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Stop Recording. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Play a Recording
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Select a Recording: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the saved files.
3. Start Playback: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Navigation is cancelled during playback.
Use Different Views: To use different views on the control head and continue playback, press the EXIT key.
Adjust Sonar: Use the X-Press Menu to adjust sonar settings during playback. You can also use the cursor.
Mark Waypoints: Press the MARK key to mark waypoints during playback.
Selecting a Recording to Play
saved
recording
(selected
file)
selected
recording
summary
selected
recording
size
Start Playback
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Adjust Playback Speed
1. X-Press Menu: From any view, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Playback Speed.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT keys to adjust playback speed or pause.
Adjusting the Playback Speed
Side Imaging
recording playing
indicates Playback
is in progress
Stop Playback
1. X-Press Menu: From any view, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Stop Playback. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete a Recording
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Select a Recording: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the saved files.
3. Press the MENU key.
4. Select Delete Recording. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete all Saved Recordings
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select Delete All Recordings. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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CHART OVERVIEW
To enable the chart and navigation features, the control head must have a GPS Fix from an internal or external GPS receiver (see
Getting Started to check the sensor reception). Some of these features also require a compass/heading sensor to be connected
to the control head.
The selected chart source also influences the menu system. When you change the chart source, the menu options for the chart views
change, allowing you to add navigation data, shading, or alarms. See Select a Chart Source for details.
Chart View with Contour XD Map
land
course
projection
line
map scale
boat icon
water
north up
indicator
chart
orientation
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it changes to a boat shape, pointed in the direction of motion.
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DISPLAY A CHART VIEW ON-SCREEN
There are a variety of views available to display charts and navigation. The views can be customized and displayed as a Combo View.
Display a Chart View or Bird’s Eye View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Chart > Chart View.
OR
Select Chart > Bird’s Eye View.
Chart View
Bird’s Eye View
For more information, see
Customize the Bird’s Eye View.
Display a Chart Combo View
You can select a variety of Chart Combo Views or Chart/Sonar Combo Views.
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Chart.
3. Select a view to display on-screen. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Chart > Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View
Chart > Chart/Chart Combo View
Chart > Chart/Side Combo View
For more information, see
Customize the Bird’s Eye View.
NOTE: The available views are determined by your control head model and the installed transducer. See each related section of
the manual (Views, Sonar Overview, Side Imaging Overview, Navigation Overview, etc.) for more information.
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SELECT A CHART SOURCE
The HELIX control head includes a built-in Contour XD chart (domestic models) or UniMap (international models). You can also
install SD map cards with additional chart information for a particular location (separate purchase required).
When you install an SD map card, the control head automatically chooses the best map to display. If you install more than one SD
map card, you can choose which chart source you want to use.
Install an SD Map Card
1. Remove the SD card slot cover.
2. Position the SD map card so that the label faces to the left.
3. Insert the card into the slot until it clicks into place.
4. Replace the slot cover so it is secure.
5. Remove: Press the card into the slot and release it. The card will eject. Pull the card
carefully from the slot.
NOTE: Do not leave the SD card slot cover open. The slot cover should always be closed to
prevent water damage to the unit.
Insert the SD map card with the
label facing to the left
Change the Chart Source
When you install an SD map card, the chart source is changed automatically to match the SD map card chart source. You can also
change the chart source manually.
When you change the chart source, the menus for the chart views also change, allowing you to add navigation data, shading, alarms,
and more.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Chart Select.
3. Select the installed map card location or a built-in map.
Auto: The best available chart will be selected automatically.
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Change the Map Coordinate System (optional)
Use Map Datum to change the map coordinate system used by the control head to match those of a paper map. Almost all electronic
charts use the WGS84 Map Datum and most likely do not require a setting change. (Default = WGS84)
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Map Datum.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the setting.
Apply an Offset to the Map (optional)
Use Set Map Offset to move the chart position on-screen and correct a position error in the cartography. This setting setting applies
to all charts, not just the chart that requires correction.
NOTE: This feature is not available with Humminbird LakeMaster map cards.
1. Display a Chart View on-screen.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position where the map offset will be applied.
3. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
4. Select Set Map Offset.
5. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Clear Map Offset: Select Main Menu (Advanced User Mode) > Chart tab > Clear Map Offset.
Select a New Map (optional)
If the installed map card includes additional maps, use the following instructions to display map borders and select a different map.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Map Borders.
3. Select MMC/SD Only or All Visible.
4. Display a Chart View on-screen.
5. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor within the dotted lines of a map border.
6. Press the +ZOOM key repeatedly to display the map details.
See Customize the Chart View: Customize the Chart Detail Level.
Change the Simulation Position (optional)
Simulator mode allows you to save menu settings and navigation data while you learn to use your control head. To start
simulation mode, see Getting Started. To change the simulation position shown on the Chart View, use the following instructions.
Simulation mode is not intended for on the water use. If you are on the water, use Normal mode. See Getting Started for details.
1. Display a Chart View on-screen.
2. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view.
3. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
4. Select Set Simulation Position.
5. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
The boat icon will move to the new position.
Clear the Track: Press the MENU key once. Select Clear Current Track.
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Set up Humminbird ChartSelect
ChartSelect allows you to purchase a Humminbird chart online and download it to a blank SD Card. Visit chartselect.humminbird.com
for more information and to download the ChartSelect User Guide.
Encrypt an SD Card
Use the Encrypt SD Card menu to prepare a blank SD card for ChartSelect.
WARNING! Do not use this menu with an SD map card installed. You must use a blank SD card with this menu. See the ChartSelect
User Guide before proceeding.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Encrypt SD Card.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Set up Humminbird LakeMaster
When a Humminbird LakeMaster map card is installed and selected as the chart source, additional menus are added to the menu
system. The menu options are determined by the map card you purchased.
Compatible Chart Sources: Humminbird LakeMaster, LakeMaster PLUS, ZeroLine Map Card, AUTOCHART PC, etc. Visit our Web site
at humminbird.com for compatibility details and updates.
NOTE: A Humminbird LakeMaster map card must be installed and selected as the chart source to enable this feature (see Change
the Chart Source).
Set the Water Level Offset
When you start your trip for the day, it is important to note if the water level is higher or lower than normal. For example, if you know
the lake is down 3 feet, set the Water Level Offset to -3.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Water Level Offset.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
If the water level is higher than normal, set a (+) positive amount.
If the water level is lower than normal, set a (-) negative amount.
If the water level has not changed (normal), set Water Level Offset to (0) zero.
Water Level Offset (Set to 0 = Off)
Water Level Offset Adjusted to -4
If the water is lower than normal, set the Water Level Offset to a negative
number, and the land will extend visually on the map (as shown above). If the
water is higher than normal, set the Water Level Offset to a (+) positive amount,
and the water line will extend visually on the map.
NOTE: For additional LakeMaster map card menus, see Display LakeMaster Contour Lines and Depth Ranges in this manual. For
additional features related to your LakeMaster map card, visit our Web site at humminbird.com to download the accessory guide.
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Set up Navionics
When a Navionics map card is installed and selected as the chart source, additional menus are added to the menu system. The menu
options are determined by the map card you purchased, and they are available in the Chart tab (see Customize the Chart View)
and/or the Platinum tab.
Compatible Chart Sources: Navionics Gold, HotMaps, HotMaps Premium, and Platinum+. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com for
compatibility details and updates.
Selecting the Navionics Platinum Tab
Platinum tab
NOTE: A Navionics map card must be installed and selected as the chart source to enable these features (see Change the Chart
Source). For details and additional features related to your Navionics map card, see your Navionics map card user guide.
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CUSTOMIZE THE BIRD’S EYE VIEW
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View allows you to add navigational aids to the Bird’s Eye View, such as lights or buoys. The available settings
are determined by the installed map card and the selected chart source.
Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View
Bird’s Eye View
Chart View
3D view
outline set
to visible
off course
limits
navaids set
to visible
boat icon
route
off course
limits
boat icon
waypoint
Show/Hide Navaids
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Navaids on Bird’s Eye View.
3. Select Visible or Hidden.
Show/Hide the Bird’s Eye Outline
If you use the Chart/Bird’s Eye View, you can display a line on the Chart View that shows the portion of the view that is used in the
Bird’s Eye View.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select 3D View Outline.
3. Select Visible or Hidden.
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Customize the Bird’s Eye View
CUSTOMIZE THE CHART VIEW
The settings in this section are optional. You can use the default settings for the chart appearance and chart source, or you can
customize the Chart View.
Customizing the Chart View (Contour XD)
course projection line set to COG/SOG
longitude
line
shaded
depth
digital
readouts set
to boxes
north up
indicator
latitude line
chart
orientation
NOTE: Digital readouts can be displayed as an overlay, or they can be displayed in data boxes (see Views: Display Digital
Readouts).
Change the Background Color
The Background menu changes the color of the background on the view. This menu also changes the background color for the
Bird’s Eye View.
1. Press the POWER key.
2. Select Background.
3. Select a color.
Show/Hide the North Up Indicator Icon
The North Up Indicator displays the direction of True North. The icon also displays the chart orientation, and it will change as the
orientation and the data source change. To set the Chart Orientation, see Set the Chart Orientation and Motion Mode.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select North Up Indicator.
3. Select Off (hidden) or On (visible).
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Show/Hide the Course Projection Line
The course projection line is an arrow or line extending from the bow of the boat icon. It projects the current course and shows where
the boat will go if you continue on your present course.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Course Projection Line.
3. Select a display setting.
Hidden
The Course Projection line will not be displayed.
Standard
arrow
Single Vector
line
COG/SOG
A line with tick marks will be displayed at set intervals from the boat. The tick marks are based
on the speed calculation.
Show/Hide Latitude/Longitude Lines
Use the following instructions to show or hide latitude and longitude lines on the Chart View.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Lat/Lon Grid.
3. Select Visible or Hidden.
Adjust the Depth Shading
Shaded Depth allows you to change the depth used for shading on the Chart View. The available settings are determined by the
installed map card and selected chart source.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Shaded Depth.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
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Customize the Chart Detail Level
Use the following instructions to add or hide chart details and navaids on the Chart View and the Bird’s Eye View.
Navionics Chart Displayed with Chart Detail set to Navigation
navaid
map scale
chart info
map border
(dotted
black line)
restricted area
(dashed red lines)
Select a Chart Detail Level
Chart Detail Level allows you to add details and layers to the chart views. The available settings are determined by the installed
map card and selected chart source.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Chart Detail Level.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select one of the following:
Basic
shows land areas, ports, obstructions, and restricted areas
Navigation
In addition to the Basic level, Navigation shows navaids, landmarks, ferryways, and navigation
routes.
Underwater
In addition to the Basic and Navigation information, Underwater shows depth contours, fishing
areas, underwater wrecks, tides, and currents.
Custom
(Advanced User
Mode)
Select Custom to select specific chart detail layers. You can show or hide chart layers such as
navigation canals, boundaries, restricted areas, coastline, bridges, and more. See Select Custom
Chart Layers.
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Select Custom Chart Layers
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Chart Detail Level.
3. Select Custom.
4. Press the DOWN Cursor key.
5. Select Custom Chart Layers. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
6. Use the Cursor key to select a layer and turn it on (visible) or off (hidden).
Simplify the Chart Detail Level
Use Chart Declutter to remove all chart layers except for land outlines, waypoints, routes, and tracks. The chart will clear for 10
seconds, and then it will refresh to its previous display settings.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Chart Declutter.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Show/Hide Map Borders
The dotted lines of a map border indicate an area that contains a different map. See Change the Chart Source: Select a New Map
for details. The available settings are determined by the installed map card and selected chart source.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Map Borders.
3. Select Hidden, MMC/SD only, or All Visible.
Show/Hide Spot Soundings
Spot Soundings are depth measurements shown on the chart. The available settings are determined by the installed map card
and selected chart source.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Spot Soundings.
3. Select Visible or Hidden.
Increase the Text Size
Turn on Easy View Text to increase the size of the text displayed on the chart view. The available settings are determined by the
installed map card and selected chart source.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Easy View Text.
3. Select On or Off.
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DISPLAY HUMMINBIRD LAKEMASTER CONTOUR LINES AND DEPTH RANGES
When you install a LakeMaster Map Card or LakeMaster PLUS Map Card, menu options are added to the HB Chart Menu tab. You can
display or hide contour lines, highlight shallow water, and highlight a depth range on the map.
NOTE: A Humminbird LakeMaster map card must be installed and selected as the chart source to enable these features. For
details and additional features related to your LakeMaster map card, visit our Web site at humminbird.com to download the
accessory guide.
Adjusting the LakeMaster Display Settings
depth
highlight &
depth
highlight
range
(green)
shallow
water
highlight
(red)
depth colors
contour line
depth label
(depth of
contour)
See More of Contour Lines
and Depth Colors
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Show/Hide Contour Lines
Display or hide the water contour lines in the Chart View. This feature is also affected by the Water Level Offset setting. See Select
a Chart Source: Set up Humminbird LakeMaster.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Contour Lines.
3. Select Hidden or Visible.
Turn on Depth Colors
Set the depth shading in the Chart View to Off or shaded.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Depth Colors.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Highlight a Depth Range
Depth Highlight allows you to identify a depth in the Chart View. You can also adjust the range on each side of the depth using Depth
Highlight Range. The depth range you set is highlighted in green on the chart.
For example, if you know a certain fish is holding at 18 to 20 feet, you can set the Depth Highlight to 19 feet and the Depth Highlight
Range to +/- 1 foot. The view will show a green band from 18 to 20 feet.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Depth Highlight.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a depth.
4. To highlight the range on both sides of the selected depth, press the DOWN Cursor key. Select Depth Highlight Range.
5. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a range.
Highlight a Shallow Water Range
When the depth is equal to or less than the amount you set, it will be highlighted in red on the Chart View.
For example, if your boat has a draft of 3 feet, set the Shallow Water Highlight to 3 feet, and a red band from 0 to 3 feet will be shown
on the map.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Shallow Water Highlight.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a depth.
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CHANGE THE CHART ORIENTATION AND MOTION MODE
The Chart View pans automatically so the boat is always centered on the view. The settings in this section allow you to change the
chart orientation, zoom the view automatically, set the north reference, and see more or less of the view based on the speed or range
setting.
Set the Chart Orientation
Chart Orientation set to Course Up (Contour XD)
north up
indicator
chart orientation
Set the Chart Orientation
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Chart Orientation.
3. Select an orientation to apply to the chart.
North-Up
The chart is oriented with North up on the display, and the boat rotates according to
its heading or COG (Course Over Ground).
Head-Up
(compass or GPS required)
The boat’s current heading points up, and the chart rotates around the boat icon so
that it always points up on the view. The heading is provided by the connected
compass/heading sensor. If a compass is not connected, the boat will be oriented
according to COG (Course Over Ground).
Course-up
During navigation, the intended course or route leg is shown at the top of the view.
Objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat. When the boat is not navigating,
the current heading is displayed.
NOTE: The North Up Indicator will change as the orientation and data source change. To display the North Up Indicator, see
Customize the Chart View.
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Set the Bearing North Reference
North Reference allows you to have the bearing displayed as True North or Magnetic North.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select North Reference.
3. Select True North or Magnetic North.
Turn on/off Auto Zoom
Turn on Auto Zoom to zoom the Chart View automatically based on the speed of the boat. As the boat’s speed increases, the chart
range will increase.
NOTE: The settings in this section do not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Auto Zoom.
3. Select On or Off.
Zoom In/Out: If Auto Zoom is turned on, you can press the +/– ZOOM keys to see more or less of the view, and Auto Zoom will
resume after 20 seconds. To use only the +/– ZOOM keys to adjust the chart range, turn off Auto Zoom.
Turn on/off Auto Range
Turn on Auto Range to set the chart scale to the lowest range so that only the boat icon and the next waypoint in the route are shown.
If Auto Range is turned on, Auto Zoom will be turned off.
NOTE: The settings in this section do not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Auto Range.
3. Select On or Off.
Zoom In/Out: If Auto Range is turned on, you can press the +/– ZOOM keys to see more or less of the view, and Auto Range will
pause. To resume using Auto Range, press and hold the +/- ZOOM keys.
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Change the Chart Orientation and Motion Mode
Turn on Vessel Offset
Vessel Offset allows you to see more of the Chart View based on the speed of the boat. Vessel Offset works with Offset Speed. When
the boat is moving below the Offset Speed setting, the boat icon will be displayed in the center of the view. When the boat is moving
at or above the Offset Speed setting, the boat icon will move to the edge of the view so more of the Chart View is shown.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Vessel Offset.
3. Select On.
4. Select Offset Speed.
5. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
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NAVIGATION OVERVIEW
Your Humminbird control head allows you to mark waypoints, create a route, and start navigating. Waypoints, routes, and tracks can
be managed on-screen so you can save your favorites, edit names, and easily return to your favorite destinations.
There are many ways to start navigation or edit navigation data with your Humminbird control head. The instructions in this section
review navigation features on the chart views. To use navigation features from the Waypoint Management dialog box, see Manage
your Navigation Data.
Moving the Cursor and Zooming in Chart View
cursor position
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
cursor
saved route
waypoint
current
track
ZOOM In
Move the Cursor
ZOOM Out
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it changes to a boat shape, pointed in the direction of motion.
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Navigation Overview
Shifting the Eye Point and Zooming in Bird’s Eye View
boat icon
Move the Eye Point
Navigation Overview
ZOOM In
ZOOM Out
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Exit
NAVIGATION ALARMS OVERVIEW
When an alarm is turned on, an alert will sound or display on the control head to indicate the threshold has been exceeded. When
you set the Off Course Alarm, Arrival Alarm, and Drift Alarm, the limits are shown on the Chart View.
Turn on Alarms and Adjust Settings
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Alarms tab.
2. Select an alarm menu. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the threshold.
Off Course Alarm
Sets how far the boat can move off course during navigation before an alarm will be triggered.
GPS required.
Arrival Alarm
Sets how close the boat must be to the destination waypoint before the alarm will be triggered.
GPS required.
Drift Alarm
Sets how far the boat can move from its anchored position outside the drift alarm perimeter
before an alarm will be triggered. GPS required.
Off Course Alarm and Arrival Circle
arrival circle
off course limits
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MAN OVERBOARD (MOB) NAVIGATION
As soon as you know that you have a man overboard (MOB), activate Man Overboard navigation to maximize the chances for a
successful rescue. Man Overboard navigation marks the approximate point where the person went overboard and starts continuous
navigation toward the Man Overboard waypoint.
Activate Man Overboard Navigation
1. Press and hold the GOTO/MOB key until Man Overboard Navigation is activated.
Activating Man Overboard Navigation
Man
Overboard
marked
Man Overboard
navigation in progress
Man Overboard
waypoint position
Elapsed time since the MOB
waypoint was marked
Press and hold to start
MOB navigation
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When Man Overboard is activated, any current navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be discarded without
notification. Man Overboard navigation will begin immediately, and you will see the following on the screen:
Chart View: The view will switch to Chart View automatically.
Man Overboard Waypoint: A waypoint is created at the boat’s current position, regardless of whether the chart cursor is active
or not.
Continuous Navigation: The control head will start continuous navigation toward the Man Overboard waypoint.
Auto Zoom: The screen magnifies to show the Man Overboard waypoint and the boat on the screen.
Cancel Man Overboard Navigation
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Select Cancel MOB Navigation.
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WAYPOINTS
Waypoints are saved latitude/longitude positions. They mark a position of interest such as your favorite fishing area, structure, or
marker buoy. The control head saves the position and allows you to edit the waypoint name, icon, and more (see Manage your
Navigation Data). You can save 2,500 waypoints to the control head.
Customize Waypoint Display Settings
You can use the waypoint settings provided by your control head, or you can customize the waypoints shown on the view. You can
also edit waypoints from the Chart View or from the Waypoint Management dialog box (see Manage your Navigation Data).
Change New Waypoint Settings
You can customize waypoint settings for all new waypoints. To edit waypoints after they’ve been marked, see Edit a Waypoint in the
Chart View or Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Waypoint Settings. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to set the following:
Icon Category
Select a category to assign to new waypoints (All, Geometry, Alerts, Supplies, Navigation, etc.)
Default Waypoint
Icon
Select an icon for all new waypoints. To see the most icon options, set the Icon Category to
All.
Select Default, and the system will apply your settings to new waypoints.
New Waypoint
Icon
If you choose Select, each time you mark a waypoint (see Mark Waypoints), you can change
the waypoint icon and category. See Mark and Edit Waypoints (on-the-go) in this section for
details.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Show/Hide Casting Rings
Use Casting Rings to display a circle at a set distance around each waypoint in the Chart View. Casting rings are not applied to
decluttered waypoints (see Declutter Waypoints).
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Casting Rings.
3. Use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to set how far the casting rings will be displayed from the waypoints.
Hide: Select Off to hide the casting rings.
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Show/Hide Waypoint Proximity Flags
Waypoint flags show the distance from the boat (or active cursor) to each waypoint. If set to visible, the waypoint flags for the ten
closest waypoints to the boat or cursor will be shown on the Chart View.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Waypoint Proximity Flags.3
3. Select Hidden or Visible.
NOTE: Waypoint Proximity Flags are also influenced by the zoom level and boat speed. The flags are displayed if the chart range
is less than .5 sm and the boat is traveling less than 15 mph.
Declutter Waypoints
Use Waypoint Decluttering to control how the waypoint icon and name are displayed.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Waypoint Decluttering.
3. Select On or Off.
On
If waypoints are displayed close together, the names will be shortened, and the icons will be
displayed as small black icons. To see a decluttered waypoint at full size, select it with the
cursor, or press the +ZOOM key repeatedly.
Off
Waypoint names and icons will be displayed at regular size.
NOTE: To increase the text size, see Customize the Chart View: Increase the Text Size.
Waypoints and Decluttered Waypoints
decluttered
waypoint
waypoint
at full size
with name
displayed
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Mark Waypoints
Waypoints can be marked at the boat position or cursor position. To edit the waypoint, see Edit a Waypoint in the Chart View or
Manage your Navigation Data.
Mark a Waypoint at the Boat Position
1. Press the MARK key.
Mark a Waypoint at the Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the chart.
2. Press the MARK key.
Marking a Waypoint
cursor position
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
cursor
Mark a Waypoint
Move the Cursor
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Select a Waypoint in the Chart View
You can select a saved waypoint using the menu system or using the cursor on the Chart View.
Select a Saved Waypoint on the Chart View
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
Edit: Press the MENU key. Select the waypoint from the menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Edit.
More Info: Press the CHECK/INFO key.
Start Navigation: Press the GOTO key.
2. Exit Cursor: Press the EXIT key.
Select the Last Saved Waypoint
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select a menu from the waypoint menu.
Search and Select a Saved Waypoint
Use these instructions to search quickly for a waypoint, which is helpful if you cannot locate it on the Chart View.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cursor to Waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to sort the list.
4. Select the waypoint name from the menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. Press the EXIT key once.
6. The cursor will select the waypoint on the Chart View.
Edit: Press the MENU key. Select the waypoint from the menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Edit.
More Info: Press the CHECK/INFO key.
Start Navigation: Press the GOTO key.
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Edit a Waypoint
You can edit a waypoint as you mark it or after it is saved. The instructions in this section show you how to edit a waypoint in the
Chart View. To edit a waypoint or a group of waypoints from the Waypoint Management dialog box, see Manage your Navigation Data.
Mark and Edit Waypoints (on-the-go)
Use the instructions in this section to edit a waypoint as soon as you mark it.
1. Setup: See Change New Waypoint Settings. Set the New Waypoint Icon menu to Select.
2. Press the MARK key.
OR
Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position. Press the MARK key.
3. Edit: When you mark a waypoint, the Waypoint Settings menu will display so you can edit the waypoint.
No Changes: To proceed without making changes, press the MARK key (again).
Edit a Waypoint in the Chart View
Use these instructions to edit a waypoint from the Chart View. You can also edit waypoints in the Waypoint Management dialog box
(see Manage your Navigation Data).
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Editing a Waypoint from the X-Press Menu
selected waypoint
selecting Edit
from the
waypoint
submenu
5. Use the Edit Waypoint menu to edit the waypoint name, icon, and more (see Manage your Navigation Data for more
information).
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Changing the Waypoint Name
Move from Space to Space
Select a Letter, Number, or Symbol
Save
6. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
7. Close: Press the EXIT key.
Change the Waypoint Position in the Chart View
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. Select the latitude position. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
6. Use the Cursor Control key to enter a new position.
7. Save: Press the CHECK/INFO key.
8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to change the longitude position.
9. Close: Press the EXIT key.
10.Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Show/Hide a Waypoint Target
Use the instructions in this section to display a target around a selected waypoint.
Display a Target
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Target. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Waypoint with Target Displayed
selected
waypoint
target
Remove a Target
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Remove Target. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Show/Hide a Waypoint Trolling Grid
Use the instructions in this section to display a trolling grid on a selected waypoint.
Display a Trolling Grid
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Grid. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Adjust the Trolling Grid Rotation
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Trolling Grid Rotation.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Remove a Trolling Grid
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Remove Grid. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Delete a Waypoint in the Chart View
Use the following instructions to select a waypoint and delete it.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the Chart View.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select the waypoint name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint or position on the chart.
2. Press the GOTO key.
NOTE: If you are starting navigation to the cursor position, a waypoint will be marked when you press the GOTO key.
Starting Navigation to the Cursor Position
cursor position
distance to cursor position
bearing to cursor position
cursor
digital
readouts
destination
waypoint
name
off course
limits
Start Navigation
Move the Cursor
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Navigate Continuously Around a Waypoint
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to continue to navigate and fish around a selected waypoint, even if you pass over it multiple
times.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Continuous Navigation Mode.
3. Select On.
4. Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the menu system is closed.
5. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint.
6. Press the GOTO key.
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ROUTES
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation. A route represents your intended navigation and shows
the shortest path from each data point to the next. The distance between each waypoint is a route leg. You can save 47 routes (with
50 waypoints each) to the control head.
WARNING! You should always be aware of your surroundings and watch for any potential obstacles.
Create a Route and Start Navigation
Use the instructions in this section to connect waypoints and start navigation immediately. To create a route from the Waypoint
Management dialog box, see Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint or position on the chart.
2. Press the GOTO key.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to add more waypoints to the route.
Creating and Navigating a Route
2nd waypoint
route leg
course
projection
line
1st waypoint
route start
point
current
track
north up
indicator
chart orientation
Start Navigation
Move the Cursor
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Save the Current Route
A route must have at least two waypoints to be saved as a route.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Save Current Route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts to save or discard the route.
Change the Route During Navigation
The X-Press Menu allows you to make changes to the route while you are navigating it.
Skipping a Waypoint During Navigation
Skip a Waypoint
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View or Bird’s Eye View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Skip Next Waypoint.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Change the Route Order
The route must be saved before you can change the travel order (see Save the Current Route).
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View or Bird’s Eye View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select the route name. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Travel Forward or Travel Reverse.
4. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Reset XTE (Cross Track Error)
Use Reset XTE to recalculate the cross track error (XTE) from the boat’s current position to the next waypoint in the route.
For example, if you’ve deviated from a route to navigate around an island, select Reset XTE to update the control head’s course
calculations from the current boat position instead of from the previous waypoint in the route.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View or Bird’s Eye View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Reset XTE.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Cancel Navigation
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cancel Navigation. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts to cancel navigation and save the route.
Start Navigation on a Saved Route
Use the cursor to select a waypoint in a saved route, and you can start navigation to it. You can also choose the order of navigation.
Start Navigation on a Saved Route
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on a route.
If you select the first waypoint in the route, the route will turn red.
2. Press the GOTO key.
3. Select a travel order.
Go To Point
Start navigation to the selected waypoint only.
Forward from
Point
Start navigation to the selected waypoint and continue traveling the route forward from there.
Reverse from
Point
Start navigation to the selected waypoint and travel the route in reverse from there.
Travel Forward
Start navigation to the first waypoint in the route and continue traveling the route forward
from there.
Travel Reverse
Start navigation to the last waypoint in the route and travel the route in reverse from there.
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Selecting a Saved Route on the Chart View
cursor
digital
readouts
selected
route name
current
track
selected
route
(red)
Select a Waypoint
on a Route
Routes
Open the Go To Menu
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Edit a Saved Route
You can edit the route name and display it or hide it on the Chart View. To edit routes from the Waypoint Management dialog box,
see Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the route. Press the MENU key.
OR
If the route was saved recently, you don’t have to select it first. Press the MENU key
2. Select the route name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Use the Cursor Control key to change the route name.
Visibility: Select Visible or Hidden.
5. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Changing the Route Name
Move from Space to Space
Select a Letter, Number, or Symbol
Save
Delete a Saved Route
You can delete a route from the Chart View or the Waypoint Management dialog box. To delete a route from the Waypoint
Management dialog box, see Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the route. Press the MENU key.
OR
If the route was saved recently, you don’t have to select it first. Press the MENU key
2. Select the route name from the X-Press Menu. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to delete the route.
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TRACKS
A track is a collection of track points that contains the boat’s detailed position history at set intervals. The Current Track shows the
position history since the control head was powered on. You can clear the Current Track or save it at any time. To change the track
point interval, edit saved tracks, and create track settings, see Manage your Navigation Data. You can save 50 tracks (each with
20,000 track points) to the control head.
Chart View with the Current Track Displayed
current
track
Change New Track Settings
You can use the track settings provided by your control head, or you can customize the tracks shown on the view. You can also edit
tracks from the Chart View or from the Waypoint Management dialog box (see Manage your Navigation Data).
Set the Default Track Appearance
Use the instructions in this section to customize settings for all new tracks. To edit tracks after they’ve been saved, see Edit the
Current Track and Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Saved Track Defaults. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Changing the Current Track Appearance
hidden or visible
To display the
color options,
select a line style.
save
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3. Use the Cursor Control key to change the following:
Visibility
To show all tracks on the chart, select Visible. To hide tracks, select Hidden. If you choose
Hidden, the control head continues to save trackpoints, but the track will not be displayed on
the view.
Style
Select a line style (dotted, line, etc.) for all new tracks.
Color
If you select a line style, you can also select the line color.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Change the Trackpoint Interval and Trackpoint Min Distance
Trackpoint Interval and Track Min (minimum) Distance work together to add a trackpoint to the current track. During slow travel or
drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min Distance to small values increases the track resolution. Setting the menus to
higher values will cause the track to extend back further in time, but it will be less detailed.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Trackpoint Interval.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
4. Select Track Min Distance.
5. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Save the Current Track
Use the following instructions to save the current track and start a new track.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Save Current Track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts to save or discard the track.
NOTE: It is important to save the track before powering off the control head.
Edit the Current Track
Use the following instructions to edit the current track. To edit a saved track, see Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Current Track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Appearance.
4. Use the Cursor Control key to change the visibility, style, and color.
See Change New Track Settings for details.
5. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Clear the Current Track
Use the following instructions to clear the current track on the view and start a new track at the present boat position.
1. Chart X-Press Menu: With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Clear Current Track.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Show/Hide the Current Track
The current track is shown on the Chart View automatically. To hide or show the current track, use the following instructions. To show
or hide a saved track, see Manage your Navigation Data.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Current Track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Appearance.
4. Select Visibility.
5. Select Hidden or Visible.
6. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Stop Tracking
Use the instructions in this section to turn off tracking. If you turn off tracking, the unit will not save trackpoints.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Current Track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Stop Tracking. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
To start tracking, select the Nav tab > Current Track > Start Tracking.
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SEARCH
There are many ways to search the area for ports, tide stations, and current stations. You can also search for information based on
the cursor position. The search options and the search area distance are determined by the installed map card and selected chart
source.
Search by Nearest Port, Tide Station, or Current Station
The control head must have a separate purchase map card installed to enable the features in this section.
1. Press the CHECK/INFO key.
2. Select Nearest Port, Nearest Tide Station, or Nearest Current Station.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Chart Info: Tide Station
Search by Cursor Position
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint or position on the chart.
2. Press the CHECK/INFO key.
Chart Info: Cursor Position
Search for Contour Depth
1. Use the Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a contour on the chart.
2. Press the CHECK/INFO key.
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Search for a Lake
Use this menu to display a lake other than your current location. The lake map displayed on the Chart View is based on the GPS
latitude/longitude position and the Humminbird LakeMaster map card installed in the control head. GPS reception is required for
the correct lake to be displayed.
The Lake List menu option allows you to display a different lake from the installed map card. When you select a lake, the cursor will
move to the lake so you can see it on the Chart View. Then, you can mark waypoints, press the GOTO key to start navigation toward
a waypoint, or press the CHECK/INFO key for more information.
No GPS Reception: If you don’t have a GPS Fix, you can view the lake in Simulator mode. When you power on the control head, press the
MENU key. Select Simulator from the Start-Up Options Menu. You can mark waypoints and routes and save them in Simulator mode.
NOTE: A Humminbird LakeMaster map card must be installed to enable this feature.
Search for a Lake
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Lake List.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Sort By: Select the Sort By field, and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort option for the list. You can sort
alphabetically, identify the high-definition lakes (Hi-Def) on your card, etc.
Scroll: Press 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 box displayed on the screen.
Cursor To: Select a lake on the list. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Selecting a Lake to Display
selected lake
information
about the
selected lake
Search
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MANAGE YOUR NAVIGATION DATA
Your control head allows you to start navigation or edit your navigation data from the Chart View. You can also start navigation or
edit navigation data from the Waypoint Management dialog box. The instructions in this section apply to the Waypoint Management
dialog box.
Overview
Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Waypoints, Routes, Tracks.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Sort
You can sort your saved navigation data alphabetically or by newest/oldest date, distance, or icon.
1. Press the EXIT key.
2. Select Sort By.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort setting.
Select a File
Use these instructions to select an individual waypoint, route, track, or group. Then, use the submenu to apply settings or actions
to the selected file.
1. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a waypoint, route, track, or group.
2. Open the Submenu: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Selecting Files in the Waypoint Management Dialog Box (Waypoints, Routes, Tracks)
selected file
(highlighted in yellow)
selected file
preview
waypoint
route
track
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the selected group
information and
instructions
Scroll through the List
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Open a Menu
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Go Back
Jump to the Top
The Options menu, and other important actions, are located at the top of the Waypoint Management dialog box. Use these
instructions to quickly select Options or jump to the top.
1. Press the EXIT key.
Selecting Options (Jump to the Top)
Options
Directory: Bass08 is
the selected group
information
Jump to the Top
Open a Menu
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Manage your Navigation Data
Manage Waypoints
When you press the MARK key and create a new waypoint, an alphanumeric name (beginning with WP) is assigned to the waypoint.
You can use the Waypoint Management dialog box to edit the saved waypoint or create a new waypoint. You can also select a
waypoint icon and category for all new waypoints.
Open the Waypoint Submenu
1. Select a waypoint from the Waypoint Management dialog box. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select one of the following menu options:
Edit
Opens the Edit Waypoint menu. See Edit a Saved Waypoint for details.
Delete
Deletes the waypoint. To remove the waypoint from the group, choose Selected. To delete the
waypoint from all groups, choose All Instances. See Delete a Waypoint for details.
Duplicate
Creates a copy of the waypoint and adds it to a new group or route (see Search and Organize).
Save As
Creates a new waypoint (based on the selected waypoint) and opens a menu so you can
change the new waypoint’s name. See Search and Organize for details.
Move
Moves the waypoint from the selected group to a different group (see Search and Organize).
Cursor To
Moves the cursor to the selected waypoint in the Chart View (see Navigation Overview:
Waypoints).
Go To
Starts navigation to the selected waypoint (see Navigation Overview: Waypoints).
Target
Displays a target on the selected waypoint in the Chart View (see Navigation Overview:
Waypoints).
Grid
Displays a grid on the selected waypoint in the Chart View (see Navigation Overview:
Waypoints).
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Editing a Waypoint
icon category
changing the icon
visibility
latitude
longitude
save
waypoint information
Edit a Saved Waypoint
1. Select a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to edit the available fields.
Name
Select the file name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. See the illustration Changing the
Waypoint Name.
Icon Category
Select All to view all available icons. (All, Geometry, Alerts, Supplies, Navigation, Recreation,
Fish, Environment)
Icon
The available icons are determined by the category selected in Icon Category.
Visibility
To show the waypoint icon on the Chart View, select Visible. To hide it, select Hidden.
Latitude
Longitude
To move from space to space, press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys. To change the letter or
number, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Changing the Waypoint Name
Move from Space to Space
Select a Letter, Number, or Symbol
Save
Create a New Waypoint
Use the following instructions to create a new waypoint and add your own settings. To mark a waypoint in Chart View, see Navigation
Overview: Waypoints.
1. Open a Group or Route: Select a group or route (where you want to save the new waypoint). Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Home is the highest level group, or the main directory, in the Waypoint Management dialog box.
2. Select Open. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Options > New > New Waypoint.
4. Create New Waypoint: Use the Cursor Control key to set the available fields. See Edit a Saved Waypoint for details.
5. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Set the Waypoint Icon Default
Use the following instructions to set the waypoint icon category and the waypoint icon for all new waypoints.
NOTE: If the Waypoint Management dialog box is open, press the EXIT key to close the dialog box, and proceed with the following
instructions.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Waypoint Settings. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to set your new waypoint preferences.
Icon Category
Select All to view all available icons. (All, Geometry, Alerts, Supplies, Navigation, Recreation,
Fish, Environment)
Default Waypoint
Icon
The available icons are determined by the category selected in Icon Category.
Default: When you mark a waypoint, the waypoint will be marked using the settings.
New Waypoint
Icon
Select: Each time you mark a waypoint, you will be prompted to change the waypoint icon and
category. To accept the current settings, press the MARK key again. See Waypoints: Mark and
Edit Waypoints (on-the-go) in the Navigation section.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete a Waypoint
1. Select a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. To remove the waypoint from the group, choose Selected.
To delete the waypoint from all groups, choose All Instances.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to delete the waypoint.
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Manage Routes
You can edit your saved routes, and you can also create new routes from scratch using your saved waypoints. Route names are
alphanumeric and begin with RT.
Open the Route Submenu
1. Select a route from the Waypoint Management dialog box. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select one of the following menu options:
Open
Displays the saved waypoints in the route. You can change the waypoint order from this menu
(see Change the Waypoint Order in a Route).
Travel
Starts navigation on the selected route in forward or reverse (see Travel a Saved Route).
Add/Remove
Copies waypoints into the route or deletes waypoints from the route. See Add Waypoints to
a Route and Delete a Waypoint from a Route.
Edit
Opens the Edit Route menu. See Edit a Saved Route for details.
Delete
Deletes the route. To delete the route from the selected group, choose Selected. To delete
the route from all groups, choose All Instances. See Delete a Route for details.
Duplicate
Creates a copy of the route and adds it to a new group (see Search and Organize).
Save As
Creates a new route (based on the selected route) and opens a dialog box so you can change
the new route’s name (see Search and Organize).
Move
Moves the route from the selected group to a different group (see Search and Organize).
Info
Opens the Route Info box and displays the waypoints in the route. To change the waypoints
in a route, see Add Waypoints to a Route and Delete a Waypoint from a Route.
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Open a Saved Route
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Open. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Opening a Saved Route
waypoint order
(first to last)
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the selected route
Review Route Distance Information
Use the instructions in this section to open a saved route and review the distance and bearing from each waypoint to the next.
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Info. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Reviewing Route Information
distance
bearing
route name
waypoints
route summary
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Travel a Saved Route
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Travel. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Forward or Reverse. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Navigation begins immediately. The Waypoint Management dialog box will close so you can see the route on the Chart View.
Edit a Saved Route
You can customize a route name, add or remove waypoints, and change the travel order for navigation.
To add waypoints to the route, or delete waypoints from the route, see Add Waypoints to a Route and Delete a Waypoint from a
Route.
To change the travel order in a route, see Change the Waypoint Order in a Route.
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to edit the available fields.
Name
Select the file name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. See the illustration Changing the Route
Name.
Visibility
To show the route on the Chart View, select Visible. To hide it, select Hidden.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Changing the Route Name
Move from Space to Space
Manage Routes
Select a Letter, Number, or Symbol
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Save
Create a New Route
1. Open a Group: Select a group (where you want to save the new route). Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Home is the highest level group, or the main directory, in the Waypoint Management dialog box.
2. Select Options > New > New Route.
3. Create New Route: Use the Cursor Control key to edit the available fields.
Name
Select the item name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. See the illustration Changing the Route
Name.
Visibility
To show the route on the Chart View, select Visible. To hide it, select Hidden.
4. Plan Route: Select Plan Route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
The New Route menu closes so you can select waypoints to add to the route.
Selecting Plan Route
Select
5. Add Waypoints: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available waypoints.
To add a selected waypoint to the route, press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Repeat as needed. See the illustration Adding Waypoints to a Route.
6. Save: Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Adding Waypoints to a Route
sort files
next steps
selected waypoint
(highlighted in yellow)
Directory: Bass08 is
the selected group
instructions
Scroll through the List
Select
Add Waypoints to a Route
When you add a waypoint to a route, it is a copy. If you make changes to the copy, the changes will be made to all copies.
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Add/Remove. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
The menu will close.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to add it to the route.
4. Save: Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Delete a Waypoint from a Route
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Open. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select a waypoint in the route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. To remove the waypoint from the group, choose Selected.
To delete the waypoint from all groups, choose All Instances.
6. Follow the on-screen prompts to delete the waypoint.
Change the Waypoint Order in a Route
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Open. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3a. Select Reverse, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. This will quickly reverse the order of the route.
OR
3b. Choose a Waypoint in the route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Select Reorder, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
To move the waypoint up or down in the route order, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
See the illustration Changing the Route Order (Moving a Waypoint).
4. Press the EXIT key to select Save.
Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete a Route
1. Select a route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. To remove the route from the group, choose Selected.
To delete the route from all groups, choose All Instances.
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Changing the Route Order (Moving a Waypoint)
move a waypoint
up or down in the
route order
Directory: RT002 is
the selected route
instructions
Select the Waypoint
Manage Routes
Move the Waypoint Up or Down
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Confirm the New Location
Manage Tracks
Save and edit your tracks with the Waypoint Management dialog box. Track names are saved with a date and time stamp. The Tracks
submenu allows you to edit the track name, appearance, and the track visibility. You can also move tracks from one group to another
group.
Open the Track Submenu
1. Select a track from the Waypoint Management dialog box. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select one of the following menu options:
Edit
Opens the Edit Track menu. See Edit a Saved Track for details.
Delete
Deletes the track. To delete the track from the selected group, choose Selected. To delete the
track from all groups, choose All Instances. See Delete a Saved Track for details.
Duplicate
Creates a copy of the track and adds it to a new group (see Search and Organize).
Save As
Creates a new track (based on the selected track) and opens a menu so you can change the
new track’s name (see Search and Organize).
Move
Moves the track from the selected group to a different group (see Search and Organize).
Editing a Track
track name
hidden or visible
To display the color
options, select
a line style.
save
track summary
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Edit a Saved Track
Use the following instructions to edit a saved track. To edit the current track, see Navigation Overview: Tracks.
1. Select a track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to edit the available fields.
Select the file name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Name
To move from space to space, press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys. To change the letter or
number, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
Visibility
To show the icon on the Chart View, select Visible. To hide it, select Hidden.
Style
Select a line style.
Color
Select a color. The Color field is available if you’ve selected a solid line in the Style field.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete a Saved Track
1. Select a track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. To remove the track from the group, choose Selected.
To delete the track from all groups, choose All Instances.
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Manage Groups
Use groups to organize your waypoints, routes, and tracks in one set. Some anglers prefer to group their navigation items by trip,
fish-type, body of water, or time of day. New group names are alphanumeric and begin with GP, and you can edit the name.
NOTE: Groups and sub-groups use storage. The storage limit of your waypoints and routes may vary due to the complexity of your
Waypoint Management directory.
Open the Group Submenu
1. Select a group from the Waypoint Management dialog box. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select one of the following menu options:
Open
Displays the saved waypoints, routes, and tracks in the group.
Add/Remove
Copies waypoints, routes, and tracks into the group or deletes files from the group (see
Add/Remove Navigation Items).
Edit
Opens the Edit Group menu. See Edit a Group for details.
Delete
Deletes the group (see Delete a Group).
Move
Moves the group from one location to another (see Search and Organize).
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Set a Group as the Default Directory
To save all your new waypoints, routes, and tracks to a designated group, use the following steps:
1. Select a group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Open. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Options > Set as Default.
Create a New Group
1. Select a Save Location: Use the Cursor Control key to choose where you want to save the new group.
Home is the highest level group, or the main directory. You can also add a subgroup to an existing group. The current group
is where the new data will be saved.
2. Select Options > New > New Group.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to set the available fields.
4. Add Items: Select Add Items, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
The New Group dialog box will close so you can select items from the Waypoint Management dialog box. You can also leave
the group empty and add to it later.
Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint, route, or track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to add it to the group.
Repeat as needed. See the illustration Adding Items to a Group.
5. Save: Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: When you add an item to a group, it is a copy. If you make changes to the copy, the changes will be made to all copies. For
example, if you change the waypoint icon for a waypoint that is saved in more than one group, the icon will change in all the
groups where the waypoint is saved.
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Adding Items to a Group
sort files
next steps
instructions
Scroll Up or Down
Add
Add/Remove Navigation Items
1. Select a group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Add/Remove. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
The menu will close.
3. Add: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to choose a waypoint, route, or track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to add it to the
group.
Remove: Select an item in the group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to delete it.
4. Repeat step 3 as needed. You can add or remove items from any other group in the Waypoint Management dialog box.
5. Save: Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: When you add an item to a group, it is a copy. If you make changes to a copy, the changes will be made to all copies.
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Edit a Group
1. Select a group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Edit. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to edit the available fields.
Name
Select the file name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. See the illustration Changing the Group
Name.
Visibility
To show the group on the Chart View, select Visible. To hide it, select Hidden.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Changing the Group Name
Move from Space to Space
Select a Letter, Number, or Symbol
Delete a Group
1. Select a group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Delete. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm.
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Save
Search and Organize
The Waypoint Management dialog box allows you to move your waypoints, routes, and tracks into a designated group, make copies,
and search for information. You can also organize your navigation items in HumminbirdPC (see Import/Export Navigation Data),
and visit our Web site at humminbird.com for details.
Search By
Search By allows you to search the items in the Waypoint Management dialog box by Name, Distance, Date, Icon, or Icon Category.
1. Select Options. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Search By.
3. Select a search category. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Use the Cursor Control key to enter your search criteria in the dialog box.
5. Select Enter. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start the search.
Duplicate or Move
Use the following instructions to move or duplicate a waypoint, route, or track. Groups can be moved, but they cannot be duplicated.
NOTE: When you make changes to a copied item, the changes are applied to all copies. To make a copy and set the item apart from
its copies, use Save As (see Create a Copy and Save as a New Item).
1. Select a waypoint, route, track, or group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Move or Duplicate.
Duplicate: To create a copy of the waypoint, route, or track so that it appears in more than one group, select Duplicate.
Move: To delete the group, waypoint, route, or track from one group and transfer it to another group, select Move.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to select the destination group or route (waypoints only).
4. Press the EXIT key to select Paste here. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm the change.
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Search and Organize
Selecting Multiple Waypoints
sort files
next steps
selected waypoints
(highlighted in yellow)
Directory: Bass08 is
the selected group
instructions
Scroll Up or Down
Select
Create a Copy and Save as a New Item
Use the instructions in this section to copy a waypoint, route, or track and save it as a separate item. The new item retains the
properties from the original, but it will not be affected by changes to the original.
1. Select a waypoint, route, or track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Save As. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to name the new item.
4. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Import/Export Navigation Data
Import Navigation Data
Use the following instructions to import waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups into your Humminbird control head. The control head
will import Humminbird navigation data from an installed SD card. If the navigation data is from another source or format, it must
be converted (using HumminbirdPC) before you can import it. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com for details.
WARNING! Do NOT import navigation data from unknown sources into your Humminbird control head without first converting the
data to the correct format using HumminbirdPC. Importing corrupted data can cause the unit to malfunction, which can result
in lost navigation data.
1. Install a loaded SD card into the control head.
2. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm or cancel the import.
Export ALL Navigation Items
Export your navigation items to an unlocked, installed SD card (separate purchase required) and then view them in HumminbirdPC.
Visit our Web site at humminbird.com for details.
1. Select Options > Select All and... > Export.
2. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm or cancel the export.
Export Selected Navigation Items
You can also select individual navigation items and export them to an unlocked, installed SD card.
1. From a selected group, select Options > Select Multiple and... > Export.
2. Select Items: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the waypoints, routes, and tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor
key to select an item. Repeat as needed.
3. Confirm Export: Press the EXIT key to select Export Selected.
Press the RIGHT Cursor key. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm or cancel the export.
Delete all Navigation Data and Reset
Use Format Nav Directories to delete ALL navigation data (waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups) and reset the navigation data
directory in the Waypoint Management dialog box. You may need to reset the navigation directory if you’ve imported corrupted
navigation data from an unknown source, which can cause the unit to malfunction.
CAUTION! Use this menu with caution! Contact Humminbird Customer Service before using this menu option.
NOTE: It is important to back up your control head’s data files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before
restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See Manage your Navigation Data: Import/Export Navigation Data.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Format Nav Directories.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the deletion.
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AUTOCHART LIVE OVERVIEW
AutoChart Live uses data from an installed GPS receiver and 2D transducer (down beam, DualBeamPLUS) to create detailed depth
maps of your favorite waters.
Map Source: Humminbird LakeMaster or Navionics
Storage: AutoChart Live saves 8 hours of mapping data on your control head. After 8 hours of data has been collected, you can
erase the data and continue mapping, or you can purchase a ZeroLine Map Card for unlimited mapping.
ZeroLine Map Card: To purchase a ZeroLine Map Card and download the accessory guide, visit our Web site at humminbird.com.
More Information: Visit our Web site for informational videos.
PLAN YOUR MAP
Before getting started, consider the areas where you want to create a map. Review the following tips to help you plan your map:
General Tips
• Start with your favorite fishing hot spots. It is not recommended to record survey data of an entire lake, as it will require a lot
of time to map and might include areas you don’t want.
• Take a different route to and from each fishing spot every trip. You may discover new and interesting areas to map.
• Start a new track or recording when you start for the day. Record new data every trip to create new maps or improve existing
maps.
• Navigate the boat at a consistent speed when recording data.
• See the illustration below for instruction on how to navigate your boat while recording survey data.
Mapping a Specific Area or Object in Detail
• Navigate the boat across the area rather than alongside.
• Turn the boat where the area and/or object is out of range of the transducer beam(s).
• Try to reduce the measurement time, so as to reduce the error due to possible GPS variations.
Mapping an Entire Lake
• Follow a plan.
• Follow the maximum gradient of the sea floor (up or down).
• Keep a steady speed. For optimal performance, 0 to 8 mph is recommended.
• Turn the boat where the bottom is flat if possible.
Navigating the Boat to Record Survey Data
Navigate your boat in a
zig-zag pattern, first in
one direction and then
in the other.
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1. PREPARE THE CONTROL HEAD FOR MAPPING
When you start your mapping for the day, it is important to note if the water level is higher or lower than usual. It is also important
to use your 2D transducer beams exclusively.
Set the Map Source
AutoChart Live can be used when a Humminbird LakeMaster or Navionics map card is installed and selected as the chart source.
When you install a map card, the chart source is changed automatically to match the SD card chart source. If you install more than
one SD map card, you can choose which chart source you want to use.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Chart tab.
2. Select Chart Select.
3. Select the installed Humminbird LakeMaster or Navionics map card location or a built-in map.
Confirm the 2D Transducer and Turn off Additional Transducers
To record your custom map, you must have a reliable and accurate digital depth from a pinging 2D transducer. You can use your
Humminbird DualBeam PLUS transducer (83/200 kHz), Side Imaging transducer with 2D (down beam) capabilities, or a CHIRP
transducer with 2D (down beam) capabilities.
When you are recording your map, you should have only one 2D transducer pinging on your boat. If you have other 2D transducers
pinging on remote control heads, you should turn them off. Down Imaging and Side Imaging beams can operate at the same time.
You do not need to turn them off.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Sonar tab.
2. Select Connected Transducer.
3. Confirm the transducer connected to the control head is selected.
4. If there are additional control heads on your boat with a 2D transducer, confirm that they are not pinging while you are
mapping. There should be only one 2D transducer pinging on your boat during the recording process.
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Confirm Digital Depth and GPS Fix
1. Display a Chart View on-screen.
2. Confirm Digital Depth: Confirm the depth digital readout is displayed.
It may take a moment for depth to be displayed.
3. Confirm GPS Fix: Confirm the speed digital readout is displayed.
NOTE: Digital readouts can be displayed as an overlay, or they can be displayed in data boxes (see Views: Display Digital
Readouts).
Confirming the Digital Depth Source
Confirming the Digital Depth Source
digital depth missing
digital depth detected
Adjust the Water Level Offset
When you start your mapping for the day, it is important to note if the water level is higher or lower than usual. For example, if you
know the lake is down 3 feet, set the Water Level Offset to -3.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Water Level Offset.
3. Use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
If the water level is higher than normal, set a positive amount.
If the water level is lower than normal, set a negative amount.
If the water level has not changed (normal), turn off Water Level Offset.
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Display the Current Track (optional)
It is helpful to display the current track so you can see where the boat has already traveled while you’re recording the map.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select Current Track. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Appearance. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Visibility. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select Visible.
5. Save: Select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Start a Sonar Recording for AutoChart PC (optional)
If you are planning to use AutoChart PC, start a sonar recording before you start recording your custom map.
Enable Sonar Recording
It is important to install an SD card and turn on the appropriate menus to enable Sonar Recording.
1. Install an SD card into the control head card slot.
2. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Views tab.
3. Select Screen Snapshot and Recording View.
4. Select Visible.
5. Close: Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the menu system is closed.
Start Recording
1. Display the Screen Snapshot and Recording View on-screen.
2. Press the MENU key.
3. Select Start Recording. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
File Name: A waypoint will also be created at the boat location, and the recording shares the same file name as the waypoint
(.SON).
Use Different Views: To use different views on the control head and continue recording, press the EXIT key.
Not Available: Taking screen snapshots and playback mode are not available during recording.
NOTE: For more information, see Screen Snapshots and Recordings. Also, visit our Web site at humminbird.com to purchase
AutoChart PC and download the manual.
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2. RECORD YOUR CUSTOM MAP
1. Preparation: Before you start mapping for the day, confirm that the control head is set up as shown in the section Prepare
the Control Head for Mapping.
2. With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
3. Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Record.
5. Select On.
Display: Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select Visible.
Zoom In: Press the +ZOOM key to see the depth data on the Chart View.
Navigate your boat in a zig-zag pattern, first in one direction and then in the other. For optimal performance, maintain a
consistent speed between 0 and 8 mph. See Plan your Map for details.
Starting an AutoChart Live Recording
turn on
Record
select Visible
to display the
depth map on
the Chart
View
current track
(red line)
depth map
scale
boat icon
heading line
(green line)
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Collecting Data for your AutoChart Live Map
depth map
scale
contour lines
(black lines)
depth
depth map in progress
boat icon
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current track (red line)
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3. STOP RECORDING
Use the instructions in this section to stop recording. Your map is automatically saved to the control head (internal) or to the
ZeroLine Map Card if it is installed.
1. With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Record.
4. Select Off.
If you do not have a ZeroLine Map Card installed, and the control head storage (8 hours) is reached, the control head
will provide a dialog box to Confirm or Clear Data. To save your map and turn off recording, select Confirm. To erase
your map and start over, select Clear Data.
CORRECT DATA
If you see an irregularity in the data (such as lost depth), it can be corrected using AutoChart PC. See the AutoChart PC Installation
and Operations Guide for details (separate purchase required).
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DISPLAY/HIDE YOUR CUSTOM MAP
The custom map can be displayed or hidden while you are recording or after the map is saved. You can also adjust the transparency.
Display the Map
1. With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select Visible.
Adjust the Transparency
1. Select Transparency.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Adjusting the Overlay Transparency
adjust the
transparency
setting
depth map with
transparency
set to 50
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ADJUST THE MAP DISPLAY SETTINGS
Use the AutoChart Live menu to adjust the depth range, contour interval, and map position. Some of the menu options in this
section may be displayed in other parts of the menu system so that you can access them quickly. No matter where you make the
change, the control head will update the setting across the system.
Open the AutoChart Live Menu
1. With a Chart View displayed on-screen, press the MENU key once.
2. Select AutoChart Live. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Adjust the Depth Range
You can adjust the range of data shown on the chart by changing the minimum range and maximum range on the display. The
range you select affects how the depth colors are displayed. For related color or shading options, see Add Settings with Chart
Options.
1. From the AutoChart Live menu, select Min Range.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
3. Select Max Range.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Adjusting the Display Depth Range
low range
depth
map scale
high range
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Display Contour Lines and Adjust the Contour Interval
You can display or hide the contour lines on the map, and you can adjust the distance between each contour line. Contour Interval
is also affected by the Water Level Offset setting.
1. From the AutoChart Live menu, select Contour Lines.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select Visible.
3. Select Contour Intervals.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
Adjusting the Contour Level
contour lines
displayed
9 feet apart
Display Raw or Map Data
Select Show Map Data to display contour lines and depth data. Select Show Raw Data to display individual data points.
1. From the AutoChart Live menu, select Show Raw Data or Show Map Data.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Change the Map Position
The custom map will be displayed on-screen based on the Map Position setting. While you are recording a map, the Map Position
should be set to Auto.
1. From the AutoChart Live menu, select Map Position.
2. Select Fixed or Auto.
Fixed
The map data is locked into the current position when Fixed is selected. The map will stay
fixed until you change the Map Position setting to Auto.
Auto
The map data will move with the boat icon on-screen. If the cursor is active, the map data
closest to the cursor position will be displayed.
Auto: Data Displayed Closest to Cursor Position
map position
set to auto
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Add Settings with Chart Options
You can also add adjustments to your custom map using the HB Chart menu. For example, if Humminbird is set as the map source,
you can add Depth Colors, Shallow Water, etc. to your AutoChart Live map. See Display Humminbird LakeMaster Contour Lines and
Depth Ranges.
If Navionics is set as the map source, you can display Contours and Shading on your AutoChart Live map. See Customize the Chart
View for more information.
Adding Shallow Water Settings to the Map
(Map Source: Humminbird)
Change the Water Level Offset
When you start your mapping for the day, it is important to note if the water level is higher or lower than usual. See Prepare the
Control Head for Mapping for more information.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the HB Chart tab.
2. Select Water Level Offset.
3. Use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting.
If the water level is higher than normal, set a positive amount.
If the water level is lower than normal, set a negative amount.
If the water level has not changed (normal), turn off Water Level Offset.
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MANAGE YOUR CONTROL HEAD
Select an Installed GPS Receiver
The GPS Receiver Override menu is available when more than one GPS receiver is installed and detected by the control head. If GPS
Receiver Override is set to Auto, the control head will select a GPS receiver automatically. To manually select a GPS receiver, follow
the instructions in this section.
NOTE: If the control head is connected to an Ethernet network, this menu is not available. In this situation, use the Network
Source Setup dialog box to select a GPS source. For more information, download the Ethernet manual from our Web site at
humminbird.com.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Nav tab.
2. Select GPS Receiver Override.
3. Select a GPS installation location.
Set the GPS Output Frequency
GPS Output controls the frequency at which data from the GPS Receiver is sent to the control head. Select 10 Hz to receive the most
GPS updates on the display.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select GPS Output.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a setting.
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Turn on/off NMEA 0183 Output
NMEA Output should be turned on if you connect the NMEA Output wires of an accessory GPS receiver (external) or heading sensor
cable to another NMEA-compatible device, such as an autopilot. See the accessory guide for details. Accessory guides can be
downloaded from our Web site at humminbird.com.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select NMEA 0183 Output.
3. Select On or Off.
If NMEA 0183 Output is turned on, the following sentences are output:
Message
Description
APB
Heading/Track Controller (Autopilot) Sentence “B” (navigation only)
BWR
Bearing & Distance to Waypoint - Rhumb Line (navigation only)
DPT
Depth
GGA
Global Positioning System Fix Data
GLL
Geographical Position - Latitude/Longitude
MTW
Water Temperature
RMB
Recommended Minimum Navigation Info (navigation only)
RMC
Recommended Minimum Specification GNSS Data
VTG
Track Made Good & Ground Speed
ZDA
Time & Date
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Start the Timer
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Alarms tab.
2. Select Timer Setup.
3. Use the Cursor Control key to set the hours, minutes, and seconds.
4. To start the Timer immediately, select Start. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
To save your settings and start the Timer at a later time, select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: The Timer can be displayed as a digital readout. See Views: Display Digital Readouts.
Change the Display Language
The available languages are determined by your Humminbird model.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Language.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a language.
Change Digital Readout Formats
Use the following instructions to customize the format for the digital readouts displayed on the control head. See Views: Display
Digital Readouts for more information.
Change the Digits Format
If you have Digital Readouts set to Boxes, you can change how the numbers are displayed.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Digits Format.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a format.
Change Units of Measurement
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Units - Depth, Units - Distance, Units - Speed, etc., and select each unit setting as you prefer.
3. Close: Press the EXIT key.
NOTE: The Units - Temp menu is only available in an international model.
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Apply an Offset to a Digital Readout
Use the following instructions to adjust the digital readout by the offset amount entered.
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select one of the following menus. Use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the offset.
Depth Offset
Adjusts the depth digital readout by the amount entered. To read the depth from the waterline,
enter a positive vertical measurement. To read the depth from the keel, enter a negative
amount.
Temp. Offset
Adjusts the temperature digital readout by the amount entered.
Speed Calibration
Adjust the speed digital readout by the amount entered. Speed paddlewheel accessory required.
Change the Latitude/Longitude Format
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Position Format.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a format.
Change the Time and Date Format
1. Main Menu (Advanced User Mode): Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select one of the following menus. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a format.
Local Time Zone
Select your time zone.
Daylight Saving
Time
To add one hour to the time displayed in the local time zone, select On.
Time Format
Select a time format. International models only.
Date Format
Select a date format. International models only.
Turn off Demonstration Mode
The control head will start demonstration mode if a start up mode is not selected when the unit is first turned on (see Getting
Started). If the screen is displaying tips, menus, and views automatically, it is in Demonstration mode. Use the following instructions
to turn off Demonstration mode.
NOTE: Menu settings cannot be saved in Demonstration mode.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Demonstration.
3. Select Off.
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Adjust the Backlight
1. Press the POWER key.
2. Select Light.
3. Adjust the Backlight setting from Dim to 10 (brightest).
Restore System Defaults
Use the following instructions to reset ALL menu settings to the factory defaults.
CAUTION! Use this menu with caution!
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice. Select the Setup tab.
2. Select Restore Defaults.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the reset.
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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 updates for your
Humminbird model. You can also download HumminbirdPC from your account, which allows you to manage your waypoints, routes,
and tracks on your personal computer.
NOTE: It is important to back up your control head’s data files (waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, recordings, etc.) periodically.
Data files should also be saved to your PC before restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See Manage your
Navigation Data: Import/Export Navigation Data and Manage your Screen Snapshots and Recordings for more information.
Also, contact Humminbird Customer Service with any questions.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, and a formatted SD card.
Register your Humminbird Products
Set up an online account and register your Humminbird equipment so that you will receive the latest Humminbird news, including
accessory compatibility and software update information.
1. Go to our Web site at humminbird.com. Select Support > Register your Product.
If you already have a humminbird.com account, select My Humminbird.
2. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new account and register your products.
Update the Control Head Software
Use the following instructions to download software updates from your account on humminbird.com.
1. Install a formatted SD card into the slot on your PC.
2. Download: Select the My Equipment page. The available software updates are listed as Downloads under each registered
product.
• Under Downloads, click the file name.
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and select Download.
• Follow the on-screen prompts to save the software file to the SD card.
3. Install the SD card with the updated software file into the control head card slot.
4. Power On: The control head will recognize the new software and run through a series of prompts to confirm the software
installation.
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MAINTENANCE
Your control head is designed to provide years of trouble-free use with very little maintenance. Use the following procedures to
ensure your Humminbird continues to deliver top performance.
Control Head Maintenance
It is important to consider the following precautions when using your Humminbird control head:
• Chemicals, such as those found in bug spray and sunscreen, may cause permanent damage to the control head screen. Such
damage is not covered by the warranty.
• NEVER leave the control head in a closed car or trunk. The high temperatures generated in hot weather can damage the
electronics.
• When the control head is not in use, cover the unit with the control head cover.
• Repairs should be performed only by an authorized technician.
Use the following information to keep the control head and screen clean.
• Screen: To clean the control head screen, use a mild soap (such as a non-abrasive liquid hand soap) and warm water. Wipe
the screen dry with a soft cloth. Be careful to avoid scratching the screen. If water spots remain, use a solution of water and
vinegar.
WARNING! Do not use a chemical glass cleaner on the screen. Chemicals in the solution may cause cracking in the lens of the unit.
NOTE: Do not wipe the screen while dirt or grease is on the screen.
• Control Head: If the control head comes into contact with salt spray, wipe the affected surfaces with a cloth dampened with
fresh water.
Transducer Maintenance
Use the following information to maintain the transducer operation.
• If your boat remains in the water for long periods of time, algae and other marine growth can reduce the effectiveness of the
transducer. Periodically clean the face of the transducer with a mild, marine-safe and plastic-safe soap or solution.
NOTE: To clean the transducer, you may need to pivot the transducer up in the bracket.
• If your boat remains out of the water for a long period of time, it may take some time to wet the transducer when it is returned
to the water. Small air bubbles can climb to the surface of the transducer and interfere with proper operation. These bubbles
dissipate with time, or you can wipe the face of the transducer with your fingers after the transducer is in the water.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before contacting Humminbird Customer Service, 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.
Control Head Doesn’t Power Up
If your control head doesn’t power up, use the installation guide to confirm the following:
• the power cable is properly connected to the 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 replacing the battery if necessary.
Control Head Doesn’t Detect the Connected Transducer
A connected and functioning transducer will automatically be detected by the control head. The control head will default to the
transducer that was included with your unit and automatically select sonar settings based on the transducer’s capabilities. If, when
you power up the control head, it does not automatically select sonar settings or display sonar data, 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 transducer installation guide, check to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to the control head.
Reconnect if necessary, and power up the unit 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.
Control Head Doesn’t Detect a Connected Accessory
A connected and functioning accessory will automatically be detected by the control head. If you connected an accessory to the
control head and the accessory is not detected by the control head, try the following:
• Check to make sure that the accessory cable is securely connected to the control head. Reconnect the cable, if necessary.
• Confirm the accessory is connected to a stable and reliable power source.
• Entire System Restart: Power off all control heads and connected equipment. Wait 10 seconds, and then power on all equipment.
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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:
Display Problems
Possible Solutions
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.
There are no fish detected, even when
you know they are in the water under the
boat, or sonar readings seem weak or
faulty.
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 the transducer installation guide for instructions to adjust 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.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not positioned correctly (such as
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. See the transducer installation guide to adjust the transducer
position, 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.
Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds, and high sensitivity readings. See the table below
for possible sources that 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 the 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. Confirm the transducer has been
properly installed according to its specific mounting requirements (see the transducer
installation guide for details). Also, make sure that the water flows smoothly over the
face of the transducer at all times.
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SPECIFICATIONS
HELIX 9 SONAR GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 inches (228.6 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WVGA 480V x 800H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Amp
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
DualBeam PLUS Transducer
XNT 9 20 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60°@-10 dB in 83 kHz, 20°@-10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
175
Specifications
HELIX 9 DI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 inches (228.6 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WVGA 480V x 800H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Amp
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
Down Imaging Transducer
XNT 9 DI T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 455 kHz, 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 200 kHz and 455 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 350 ft (107 m)
Traditional Sonar: 600 ft (183 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Down Imaging: 75º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz, 45º @ -10 dB in 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 28° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz, 16° @ -10 dB in 455 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
176
HELIX 9 SI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 inches (228.6 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WVGA 480V x 800H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Amp
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
Side Imaging Transducer
XNT 9 SI 180 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 455 kHz
DualBeam PLUS: 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 150 ft (50 m)
DualBeam PLUS: 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: (2) 86º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz (180º Total Coverage)
DualBeam PLUS: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz, 20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
177
Specifications
HELIX 9 Control Head Measurements
HELIX 9 Gimbal Mount
13.44 (341.38 mm)
||
7.114
(180.7 mm)
||
7.434
(188.82 mm)
||
4.203 (106.76 mm)
||
Specifications
178
HELIX 9 In-Dash Mount
13.44 (341.38 mm)
||
7.114
(180.7 mm)
||
3.991 (101.37 mm)
||
1.324
(33.63 mm)
||
3.685 (93.59 mm)
||
179
Specifications
HELIX 10 SONAR GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1 inches (256.5 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSVGA 600V x 1024H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
DualBeam PLUS Transducer
XNT 9 20 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60°@-10 dB in 83 kHz, 20°@-10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
180
HELIX 10 DI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1 inches (256.5 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSVGA 600V x 1024H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
Down Imaging Transducer
XNT 9 DI T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 455 kHz, 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 200 kHz and 455 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 350 ft (107 m)
Traditional Sonar: 600 ft (183 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Down Imaging: 75º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz, 45º @ -10 dB in 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 28° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz, 16° @ -10 dB in 455 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
181
Specifications
HELIX 10 SI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1 inches (256.5 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSVGA 600V x 1024H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
Side Imaging Transducer
XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 455 kHz, 800 kHz
DualBeam PLUS: 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 150 ft (50 m)
DualBeam PLUS: 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: (2) 86º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz (180º Total Coverage),
(2) 55° @ -10 dB in 800 kHz (130° Total Coverage)
DualBeam PLUS: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz, 20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
182
HELIX 10 Control Head Measurements
HELIX 10 Gimbal Mount
13.44 (341.38 mm)
||
7.114
(180.7 mm)
||
7.434
(188.82 mm)
||
4.203 (106.76 mm)
||
183
Specifications
HELIX 10 In-Dash Mount
13.44 (341.38 mm)
||
7.114
(180.7 mm)
||
3.991 (101.37 mm)
||
1.324
(33.63 mm)
||
3.685 (93.59 mm)
||
Specifications
184
HELIX 12 CHIRP GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1 inches (307.3 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WXGA 800V x 1280H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
CHIRP/DualBeam PLUS Transducer
XNT 9 20 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 kHz, 200 kHz
CHIRP Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 kHz: 75 to 95 kHz
200 kHz: 175 to 225 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60°@-10 dB in 83 kHz, 20°@-10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
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Specifications
HELIX 12 CHIRP DI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1 inches (307.3 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WXGA 800V x 1280H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
CHIRP/Down Imaging Transducer
XNT 9 DI T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 455 kHz, 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 200 kHz, 455 kHz
CHIRP Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 kHz: 185 to 225 kHz
455 kHz: 440 to 490 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging: 350 ft (107 m)
Traditional Sonar: 600 ft (183 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Down Imaging: 75º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz, 45º @ -10 dB in 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 28° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz, 16° @ -10 dB in 455 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
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HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS
Control Head
Display Size (diagonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1 inches (307.3 mm)
Pixel Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WXGA 800V x 1280H
Display Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TFT Color
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NMEA 0183, Ethernet
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 20 VDC
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 Amps
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPX7 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes and dust tight
CHIRP/Side Imaging Transducer
XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 455 kHz, 800 kHz
DualBeam PLUS: 200 kHz, 83 kHz
CHIRP Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 kHz: 75 to 95 kHz
200 kHz: 175 to 225 kHz
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: 150 ft (50 m)
DualBeam PLUS: 1500 ft (457 m)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Imaging: (2) 86º @ -10 dB in 455 kHz (180º Total Coverage),
(2) 55° @ -10 dB in 800 kHz (130° Total Coverage)
DualBeam PLUS: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz, 20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Power Output (MAX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual depth performance may vary due to
transducer installation, water type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
187
Specifications
HELIX 12 Control Head Measurements
HELIX 12 Gimbal Mount
14.86 (377 mm)
||
8.52
(216 mm)
||
8.90
(228 mm)
||
4.25 (108 mm)
||
Specifications
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HELIX 12 In-Dash Mount
14.86 (377 mm)
||
8.52
(216 mm)
||
3.99 (101 mm)
||
1.32
(34mm)
||
3.69 (94 mm)
||
189
Specifications
Linux Operating System
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:
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 separate warranty card included with your unit for details.
Specifications
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CONTACT HUMMINBIRD
Contact Humminbird Customer Service in any of the following ways:
Web site:
humminbird.com
E-mail:
[email protected]
Telephone:
1-800-633-1468
Direct Shipping:
Humminbird
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time)
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