VIEW

OPERATIONS

Summary Guide

SAFETY INFORMATION!

You must see your Humminbird control head operations manual for warnings and safety information before proceeding with this operations summary guide.

FEATURES:

Your Humminbird may not have all the features described in this guide. Also, the illustrations may not look exactly like the screens on your control head, but your unit will operate in a similar way. See our Web site at

Humminbird.com

for compatibility and purchasing information.

GPS FEATURES:

Marking waypoints and other related navigation functions require a GPS Receiver. See our Web site at Humminbird.com

for compatibility and purchasing information.

OPERATIONS MANUAL:

The complete operations manual for your model is provided on the CD included with your unit. The CD may also include other related guides for your unit.

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Table of

CONTENTS

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Key Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Menu Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Setting up the Control Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Sonar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Side Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Down Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Managing your Humminbird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Contacting Humminbird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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KEY

Functions

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POWER/LIGHT Key:

To power on, press the POWER/LIGHT key. To power off, press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key. During operation, press the

POWER/LIGHT key to open the Backlight & Background menu setting (color models) or the Backlight & Contrast menu setting (monochrome models).

ZOOM Keys:

Press the +/ – ZOOM keys to adjust the zoom range in Sonar Zoom

View or change the scale of the Chart View to appear closer or farther away. In

Side Imaging View and Down Imaging View, move the active cursor to a position on the view, and then press the +ZOOM key to magnify your selection.

VIEW Key:

Press the VIEW key to advance to the next view in the View Rotation.

Press the VIEW key repeatedly to see all the views in the View Rotation (see

Views:

View Rotation

). To open the Views X-Press Menu, press and hold the VIEW key.

4-WAY Cursor Control Key:

Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active cursor. Also, use this key to browse the menu system, select menu options, and change or activate menu settings (see

Menu Overview

).

MENU Key:

Press the MENU key once to open the X-Press Menu. Press the

MENU key twice to open the Main Menu (see

Menu Overview

).

CHECK/INFO Key:

In the Chart View, press the CHECK/INFO key to see information about the cursor position or about objects located near the cursor position. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will be displayed. Your unit may have one of the keys shown here.

MARK Key:

Press the MARK key to save a waypoint at the boat location. If the cursor is active, the waypoint will be marked at the cursor location. If Screen

Snapshot is turned on, a screen snapshot will be created with the waypoint, and it will be saved to the installed SD memory card.

GOTO Key:

With an active cursor, press the GOTO key once to create a waypoint and start navigation towards that waypoint. Without an active cursor, press the

GOTO key, and choose a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.

Man Overboard (MOB): Press and hold the GOTO key

(700, 800, 900, and 1100

Series only)

. See your control head operations manual for details about this feature.

EXIT Key:

Press the EXIT key to close a menu, exit cursor mode, or turn off an alarm. Also, press the EXIT key to scroll through the View Rotation in reverse order (see

Views: View Rotation

).

VIEW PRESET Key:

Press and hold a VIEW PRESET key to save a shortcut to the on-screen view. When the view has been saved, the control head will beep.

You can save one view on each VIEW PRESET key.

Key Functions

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MENU

Overview

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Open an X-Press Menu

Press the MENU key once.

The X-Press Menu displays menu options that are related to the view on the screen and the operation mode (such as navigation). In this illustration, the Sonar X-Press Menu is displayed because the Sonar View is displayed on the screen.

X-Press Menu

Open the Main Menu

Press the MENU key twice.

The Main Menu is divided into tabbed categories. They are typically as follows:

Alarms, Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.

The available tabs will vary by model.

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Main Menu

Menu Overview

Select a Menu Option and Change the Setting

Select a Tab

Select a

Menu Option

Change a Menu Setting Start an Action or Open a Submenu

Menu Overview

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GETTING

Started

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Power On/Off

Power On:

Press the POWER/LIGHT key.

On the Water:

If a transducer is attached to the control head, your unit will start Normal mode automatically.

Power Off:

Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key.

Review System Connections

Start-Up Options Menu:

Press the MENU key while the unit is powering on.

Select System Status from the Start-Up

Options Menu.

Press the VIEW key until Accessory Test is displayed on the screen.

NOTE:

If the control head is on a network, see your accessory manual for more connection information.

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Getting Started

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SETTING UP

the Control Head

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Your control head settings should be changed based on the area you are fishing, water conditions, bottom, and weather conditions. It is also important to set up system alarms.

Set the Menu System to Normal or Advanced

Main Menu > Setup tab > User Mode

The User Mode determines how many menu options are displayed in the menu system. Select

Normal to see greater simplicity and fewer menu choices. Select Advanced to see all the menu options available in the menu system.

Set the Maximum Depth

Main Menu (Advanced) > Sonar tab > Max Depth

Set the maximum depth of the body of water.

When Max Depth is set to Auto, the fishfinder will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the capacity of the unit). When Max Depth is set to match your fishing maximum depth, your fishfinder will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that depth, so more detail will be shown on the screen.

NOTE:

Side Imaging units default to the Side Imaging range setting if the

SI Range is set deeper than Max Depth. (Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Range)

Select the Water Type

Main Menu (Advanced) > Sonar tab > Water Type

Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. In salt water, you can also choose the shallow or deep setting. Water Type affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings.

If the depth is more than 330 ft (100 m), select

Salt (deep).

Setting up the Control Head

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Select the Transducer

Main Menu > Sonar tab > Connected Transducer or Transducer Select

The Humminbird control head will default to the transducer that was included with the fishfinder. If your model is compatible with an accessory transducer, and it is connected to the control head, use Connected Transducer to select the accessory transducer so the beams are activated and the related views are added to the View Rotation.

Turn On/Off Sounds

Main Menu > Setup tab > Sound Control

Sound Control sets how the control head will beep or alert because of key presses and/or alarms.

All Sounds is the default setting.

If you are using alarms, but don’t want key sounds, it is important to select Alarms Only to receive an audio alert.

If you have an 1100 Series unit with external

GPS, select Sound Volume to adjust the volume of the unit. The alarm volume can be adjusted separately. (Main Menu > Alarms tab > Alarm

Volume)

Adjust the Backlight and Background

Press the POWER/LIGHT key during operation.

Adjust the Backlight: Select Light.

Adjust the Background: Select Background

(color models) or Contrast (monochrome models).

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Setting up the Control Head

Set Alarms

Main Menu > Alarms tab

Your control head provides a variety of alarm options. The Sonar and Navigation alarms are described briefly here. See your control head operations manual for details.

Chart View

(788ci HD)

Off Course

Limits

Arrival Circle

Depth Alarm

is triggered when the depth becomes equal to or less than the menu setting.

Low Battery Alarm

is triggered when the input battery voltage is equal to or less than the menu setting. The battery must be connected to the unit.

Off Course Alarm

sets how far the boat can move off course during navigation before an alarm will be triggered.

Arrival Alarm

sets how close the boat must be to the destination waypoint before the alarm will be triggered.

Drift Alarm

sets how far the boat can move from its anchored position outside the drift alarm perimeter before an alarm will be triggered.

NOTE:

To receive an audio alert, Sound Control must be set to All

Sounds or Alarms Only. See

Setting up the Control Head: Turn On/Off

Sounds

for more information.

When an alarm is triggered, you can silence it by pressing any key.

Setting up the Control Head

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VIEW

Rotation

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Change the On-Screen View

Next View:

Press the VIEW key to advance to the next view in the View Rotation. Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the view you want to use is displayed on the screen.

To open the Views X-Press Menu , press and hold the

VIEW key.

Previous View:

Press the EXIT key to see the previous view in the View Rotation. Press the EXIT key repeatedly until the view you want to use is displayed on the screen.

Save a View:

Press and hold a VIEW PRESET key to save a shortcut to the on-screen view. You can save one view on each VIEW PRESET key. Press the VIEW PRESET key to quickly return to the view at any time.

NOTE:

To change which views are visible or hidden in the View Rotation, select Main Menu > Views tab or Main Menu > Setup tab > Select Views.

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Views

Use Combo Views

X-Press Menu > Active Side

Combo Views allow you to see two or more views on the same screen. In the

800, 900, and 1100 Series models, you can adjust the menu settings for each view. To change the settings for either side of the view, the individual view must be selected as the Active Side of the screen.

Sonar/Chart Combo View

(998c SI)

Select Split Position from the

X-Press Menu to adjust the size of the left side of the Combo View.

The Green Arrow indicates the right side of the view is the active side.

Press the MENU key once to open the X-Press Menu for the active side of the view.

Views

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Select Digital Readouts

Main Menu (Advanced) > Setup tab > Select Readouts

Each view displays digital readout information (such as speed or time). In Sonar View, Side Imaging View, and Down

Imaging View, you can choose which digital readouts you want to display.

Select Nav Readouts (1100 Series only), allows you to set which digital readouts will be displayed during navigation.

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Select the Main Menu > Setup tab > Select Readouts.

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Select a Readout position from the submenu.

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Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to scroll through the available readouts. To hide the digital readout window, select Off.

Select Readouts

Sonar View with Digital Readouts

(1198c SI)

Readout 1 Readout 2 Readout 3 Readout 4 Readout 5

The location and availability of the digital readouts vary by model.

Some views have fixed readouts. Also, the digital readouts may change with the selected view, attached accessories, and whether or not the control head is navigating. See your control head operations manual for details.

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Views

Understand the Digital Readouts

Aux. Temp

Bearing

CMG/SMG

Course

Depth

Off

Position

Speed

Speed N Temp 1

TRK/CMG

Temp

Time

The detected water temperature from an optional-purchase

Temperature Probe or Temp/Speed accessory.

Bearing is the direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).

Course Made Good/Speed Made Good. Course Made Good is the angle between the starting point on a route and the current position of the boat. The goal is to have CMG and Track equal to the same number. Speed Made Good is the distance from the starting waypoint on the route divided by the time elapsed since starting navigation on the route.

Course is the current direction the boat is traveling measured in degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). When the Course Over Ground is equal to

Bearing, the boat is said to be “On Course” and will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner.

Displays the depth of the water.

If set to Off, data will not be displayed in the digital readout window.

Position is the current location (latitude, longitude) determined by

GPS.

Speed is the measurement of the boat’s progress across a given distance based on the speed measurement provided by GPS.

Accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement.

Displays the water temperature and current speed measured at the depth of the downrigger when using an optional-purchase Speed-n-

Temp sensor with a downrigger and the CannonLink accessory.

Track/Course Made Good. The Track Line is the desired line of travel between two waypoints, and it represents the most efficient path between the two points because it is a straight line. The TRK is measured in degrees. See above for a description of CMG.

The detected water temperature.

The current time.

Views

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Time + Date

Triplog

The current time and date.

Displays the triplog, which measures the elapsed time since last reset, the distance traveled since last reset, and the average speed during timed interval.

VMG

Velocity Made Good. VMG is the speed of travel relative to the next waypoint on the route. The goal is for VMG to equal Speed.

Power supplied to the control head.

Voltage

WPTend/ETA/DTG

Waypoint End/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint

End is the last waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the last waypoint on the route. Distance

To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.

WPTend/TTG/DTG

Waypoint End/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint End is the last waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the last waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated using the

SOG (Speed Over Ground) and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the last waypoint on the route.

WPTnext/ETA/DTG

Waypoint Next/Estimated Time of Arrival/Distance to Go. Waypoint

Next is the next waypoint on the route. Estimated Time of Arrival is the estimated time of arrival to the next waypoint on the route.

Distance To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.

WPTnext/TTG/DTG

Waypoint Next/Time To Go/Distance to Go. Waypoint Next is the next waypoint on the route. Time To Go is the estimated time required to reach the next waypoint on the route. TTG is calculated using the SOG (Speed Over Ground) and DTG. Distance To Go is the distance between the current position of the boat and the next waypoint on the route.

Water Speed

XTE

The speed of the water as it flows past the boat (optional-purchase speed wheel required).

Cross Track Error is the straight-line distance of the boat from the intended Track. XTE measures how far the boat is off course and also triggers the Off Course Alarm.

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Views

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SONAR INTERPRETATION

and Display Settings

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You can use the settings that are included with your control head, or you can set how sonar data is displayed in the Sonar Views.

In monochrome units, the shades used to represent high, medium, to low intensity returns are determined by the Bottom View menu setting. In color models, the fishfinder displays the return intensity based on the Sonar Colors and

Bottom View menu settings. You can also choose to turn on/off fish symbols

(Fish ID+), change the SwitchFire mode, adjust sensitivity, and more.

Sonar View: Original Palette

(788ci HD)

Surface Clutter

Strong

Returns

(possibly rocks, tree limbs, or other structure)

Sonar History

Historical returns scroll left across the view.

Weak Returns

(possibly vegetation or small fish)

Strong Return

(possibly compacted sediment or rocks)

RTS Window

(Real Time Sonar)

Sonar tab > RTS

Window

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Sonar

Change the Color Palette

(color models only)

Main Menu > Sonar tab > Sonar Colors

The palette you choose will be applied to the Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View,

Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: Off), and Big Digits View.

Sonar Colors: Original Palette

HIGH

Intensity Return

MEDIUM

Intensity Return

LOW

Intensity Return

Select the Bottom Presentation

Color Models: Main Menu > Sonar tab > Bottom View

Monochrome Models: Sonar X-Press Menu > Bottom View

Structure ID

(597ci)

WhiteLine

(570)

The weak returns are represented with blue, and the strong returns are represented with red.

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The strongest returns represented with white.

are

Sonar

On the

GO

Adjust the Sensitivity, Range, and Freeze the Display

Use your Humminbird fishfinder to see more detail on the view or filter the information you don’t want to see. You can also review sonar history and mark waypoints (GPS required).

Using the Sonar View

(788ci HD)

Cursor

Press any key on the 4-WAY Cursor

Control key to freeze the display and move the cursor to a position on the sonar history.

Upper Range

Sonar X-Press

Menu (Advanced)

> Upper Range

Mark a Waypoint

Press the MARK key (GPS required) to mark a waypoint at the cursor position.

Sensitivity on the X-Press

Menu can be adjusted to display more or less sonar returns on the screen.

Lower Range

Sonar X-Press

Menu > Lower

Range

Cursor Dialog Box shows the Cursor’s depth and related position information

(GPS required).

Sonar

Move the

Cursor

Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

NOTE:

If you have a GPS Receiver connected, but your control head does not have a MARK key, select Mark from the Sonar X-Press Menu.

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Magnify Bottom Sonar Returns

Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. If a

GPS Receiver is attached, you can also mark waypoints and start navigation. The

Sonar Zoom View can be identified by the Zoom Preview Box on the right side of the screen.

Using the Sonar Zoom View

(798ci)

Sonar View,

Upper Range

Zoomed View,

Upper Range

Zoomed Area

(magnified at 4x)

Zoom Setting

Press the

+ZOOM key to magnify. Press the – ZOOM key to reduce magnification.

Zoom Preview

Box shows the portion of the full sonar view that is magnified on the left side of the view.

Zoomed View,

Lower Range

Sonar View,

Lower Range

Sonar X-Press Menu >

Lower Range

Move the

Cursor

Zoom In Zoom Out Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

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Sonar

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SIDE IMAGING

Interpreting the Display

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Side Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The side beam coverage is very thin from front to back, yet very wide from top to bottom. The bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return, and upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar better than downward slopes that face away from the transducer.

Side Imaging View

(998c SI)

Side Imaging sonar returns are first displayed at the top of the view, and historical data scrolls down as new information is received.

A B C D E

A

Shadows: The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish also cast shadows, and their distance from the bottom can be interpreted by their shadow.

B

Light Shades represent denser terrain (possibly compacted sediment, timber, rocks) or rising terrain.

C

Water Column shows the relative depth of the water under the boat at any given time. Variations in the width of the water column show variations in the distance to the bottom as the boat passes over. See the illustration

Interpreting the Side

Imaging View

.

D

White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.

E

Dark Shades represent soft returns (possibly sand or mud) or descending terrain.

Side Imaging

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Interpreting the Side Imaging View

To visualize how Side Imaging works, the Side Imaging View illustration can be folded down the middle and then folded again at the lowest point of the water column. The raised area reveals the water column with its relative depth of the water under the boat. In the Side Imaging View, variations in the width of the water column show variations in the distance to the bottom as the boat passes over.

For Best Side Imaging Performance

• Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph

• Straight line navigation

• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence

See your control head operations manual for more information about the Side Imaging beams and how to interpret the Side

Imaging display.

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Side Imaging

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SIDE IMAGING

Display Settings

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You can use the settings that are included with your control head, or you can set how Side Imaging data is displayed in the Side Imaging Views.

Change the Palette

Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Colors or Imaging Colors

The SI Colors or Imaging Colors menu option allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the Side Imaging

Display. Imaging Colors also changes the palette used in Down Imaging View.

Enhance the Side Imaging View

Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Enhance

The SI Enhance dialog box allows you to adjust your Side Imaging View in four categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, Sharpness, and Contour Mode. The view will update as you adjust each category.

SI Enhance (example 1)

(798ci HD)

SI Enhance (example 2)

(798ci HD)

The Sensitivity and Contrast are set in the middle range, and the

Sharpness is set to Low. The display is darker, less weak returns are shown on the display, and the returns are less defined.

Side Imaging

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The Sensitivity and Sharpness are set high in the above example, which shows many weak returns on the display. The Sharpness setting makes the sonar returns appear more defined.

Display or Hide the Water Column

Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Enhance > Contour Mode

Contour Mode controls how the water column is displayed in the Side Imaging

View. The location of a target on the view is influenced by the Contour Mode setting. See your control head operations manual for details about this feature.

Contour Mode Off

(798ci HD)

Contour Mode On

(798ci HD)

The water column is displayed on the Side Imaging View.

The water column is removed from the Side Imaging View.

Adjust the Side Imaging Range

Side Imaging X-Press Menu > SI Range

SI Range sets the deepest range that will be displayed by the Side Imaging View.

Choose a low range number to focus on a shorter distance of the water column and see greater detail on the screen. Choose a higher range number to view farther into the water and see an overview of details on the screen.

Adjusting the SI Range

(798ci HD)

SI Range

X-Press Menu

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Side Imaging

On the

GO

Freeze the Display and Magnify Selected Returns

Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor, freeze the display, and move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the Cursor dialog box. Press the + ZOOM key to magnify an area of the view. Press the GOTO key to start navigation to a selected position (GPS required).

Using ZOOM on the Side Imaging View

Zoom Setting

Magnification

Box

Zoomed Area

(magnified at 2x)

Cursor Dialog Box

Distance of the

Cursor from the

Centerline

Depth Distance to the

Cursor and Bearing to the Cursor

(GPS required)

Move the

Cursor

Zoom In Zoom Out Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

Side Imaging

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Mark a Waypoint and Start Navigation

You can mark waypoints in the Side Imaging View based on the boat position or the cursor position. Mark a waypoint and use the +/– ZOOM keys to investigate the position further, or press the GOTO key to start navigating towards the waypoint. Also, certain models allow you to use the cursor and start navigation from a Side Imaging Combo View.

Chart/Side Combo View

(998c SI)

The Boat icon on the Side Imaging View turns orange during navigation. It also turns the way that you need to steer your boat in order to reach the waypoint if it is not already straight ahead.

To enable this feature, select the Main Menu > Nav tab >

SI Navigation > On.

Move the

Cursor

Zoom In Zoom Out Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

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Side Imaging

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DOWN IMAGING

Interpreting the Display

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Down Imaging beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish. The razor-thin, high-definition profiling beams produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display.

Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects under your boat as follows:

Interpreting the Down Imaging View

(788ci HD DI)

Dark Shades represent soft returns

(possibly sand or mud) or descending terrain.

White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.

Light Shades represent denser terrain (possibly compacted sediment, timber, rocks) or rising terrain.

Sonar History

Historical returns scroll left across the view.

Down Imaging

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DOWN IMAGING

Display Settings

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Change the Palette

Down Imaging X-Press Menu > DI Colors or Imaging Colors

The DI Colors or Imaging Colors menu option allows you to select which palette you would like to use for the Down Imaging Display. The palette you choose will be applied to all Down Imaging Views.

NOTE:

Imaging Colors also changes the palette in Side Imaging Views.

In

Monochrome units , select Down Imaging X-Press Menu > Imaging Palette.

Enhance the Down Imaging View

Down Imaging X-Press Menu > DI Enhance

The DI Enhance dialog box allows you to adjust your Down Imaging View in three categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, and Sharpness. The view will update as you adjust each category.

DI Enhance (example 1)

(788ci HD DI)

DI Enhance (example 2)

(788ci HD DI)

The Sensitivity and Contrast are set in the middle range, and the

Sharpness is set to Off. The display is darker, less weak returns are shown on the display, and the returns are less defined.

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The Sensitivity and Sharpness are set high in the above example, which shows many weak returns on the display. The Sharpness setting makes the sonar returns appear more defined.

Down Imaging

On the

GO

Freeze the Display and Magnify Selected Returns

Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor, freeze the display, and move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the Cursor dialog box. You can also use the +/– ZOOM keys to magnify an area of the view.

Using ZOOM on the Down Imaging View

Zoom Setting

Zoomed Area

(magnified at 2x)

Magnification

Box

Cursor Dialog Box shows the Cursor’s depth and related position information

(GPS required).

Move the

Cursor

Zoom In Zoom Out Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

Down Imaging

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Use the Down Imaging Combo Views

In the Down Imaging/Sonar Combo View, you can compare Down Imaging with traditional Sonar. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return. The ZOOM keys and navigation features may also be available in this view. Your model may also include other Combo Views.

Down/Sonar Combo View

(798ci)

Cursor Dialog Box shows the Cursor’s depth and related position information

(GPS required).

The Cursor displayed on is both views.

The Down Imaging/Sonar Combo View allows you to move the cursor on both views at the same time. In 800, 900, and 1100

Series models, the cursor will display on the active side (see

Views: Use Combo Views

).

Move the

Cursor

Zoom In Zoom Out Mark a

Waypoint

Start

Navigation

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Down Imaging

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CHART

Display Overview

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Chartplotter and trackplotter models allow you to mark waypoints and start navigation with the keys or the Navigation X-Press Menu.

Also, use the Waypoint Management dialog box to create new waypoints and routes from scratch (see

Navigation: On the Go

). You can edit your navigation data and organize it too. This section will get you started. See your control head operations manual and Waypoint Management Guide for complete details. A

GPS Receiver is required for all chart and navigation features.

A

Q

P

B

C

D

E

F

G

O

N

M

L

H I J K

When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.

When the boat is in motion, it changes to a boat shape, pointed in the direction of motion (see

Set the Chart Orientation

).

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Navigation

A

Depth

B

Waypoint Icon: Waypoints are saved positions that mark areas of interest or navigation points.

C

Decluttered Waypoint Icons: To see a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed.

D

Map Scale: Press the +/– ZOOM keys to adjust the map scale.

E

Current Route Leg (Green): A Route Leg is the path between each waypoint in a route. The current route leg is green.

F

DTG: The distance required to travel to the next waypoint in the route.

G

S00066: The next waypoint in the route. Waypoint names are alphanumeric and begin with WP, and screen snapshot waypoint names begin with an S. Use the Waypoint Management dialog box to change the waypoint name, add it to a route, and more. (Also, see

Navigation:

Create a New Waypoint

Management dialog box).

for information about the Waypoint

H

DIST/BRG: The distance and bearing to the last waypoint in the route.

I

Speed of the Boat

J

Course over Ground (COG)

K

Boat Position (latitude/longitude)

L

XTE (Cross Track Error): The distance of the boat from the route.

M

BRG: The bearing of the waypoint to the boat with respect to True North.

N

Future Route Leg (Gold): A Route Leg is the path between each waypoint in a route. The future route leg is gold.

O

Screen Snapshot Waypoint Icon: A marked waypoint where a screen snapshot has been saved. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor onto a Screen Snapshot Icon . To see the snapshot at full size, press the CHECK/INFO key, and select View Snapshot.

P

Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the view. Press the MARK key to mark a waypoint at the cursor position, or select a waypoint and press the CHECK/INFO key for more information about the waypoint.

Q

Track: The Current Track shows the position history since the unit was powered up as a breadcrumb trail of trackpoints. You can clear the Current

Track or save it at any time (see

Navigation: On the Go

).

NOTE:

For more information about the digital readouts on a view, see

Views:

Select Digital Readouts

and

Understand the Digital Readouts

.

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Navigation

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CHART VIEW

Display Settings

|

Chart View with LakeMaster

(788ci HD)

Course

Projection

Line

Boat

Icon

North-Up Indicator displays the Chart

Orientation and will change as the orientation and data source change. To enable this feature, select Main Menu >

Nav tab > North Up

Indicator > On.

Details: You can add Casting Rings, Chart

Layers, Contour Lines, Depth Layers, and more, depending on the selected map.

Add Maps to the Control Head

Main Menu > Chart tab > Chart Select

Humminbird chartplotters include a built-in map. Certain units are also compatible with Lake Master and/or Navionics chart cards. Insert the SD card into the card slot, and the chart will be displayed automatically. Chart Select allows you to choose which chart to display.

Set the Chart Orientation

Main Menu > Nav tab > Chart Orientation

Chart Orientation allows you to select how the Chart Views are displayed.

The North-Up Indicator works with this feature also (see the above illustration).

North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the view. Objects located to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.

Heading-Up: The boat’s current heading points up, and the chart rotates around the boat icon so that it always points up on the view.

Course-Up: During navigation, the projected course is shown at the top of the view. If not navigating, the last known projected course is shown.

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On the

GO

Zoom In/Out

Press the +ZOOM key to Zoom In and the – ZOOM key to Zoom Out. The Map Scale will adjust so the cartography will appear closer or farther away on the screen.

Pan the Chart

Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the Chart View. The cursor will be linked to the boat by a gray line, even if the boat icon is off the screen.

Mark a Waypoint at the Boat Position

Press the MARK key.

Mark a Waypoint at the Cursor Position

Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the Chart View. Press the

MARK key.

Mark a Man Overboard Waypoint

(700, 800, 900, and 1100 Series only)

Press and hold the GOTO key. As soon as you know that you have a man overboard (MOB), you should activate MOB navigation to maximize the chances for a successful rescue. The MOB waypoint indicates the point at which your man went overboard and the relation of the boat to that point. See your control head operations manual for details about this feature.

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Navigation

Navigation

Create a New Waypoint

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,

Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management dialog box.

Select Options > New > New Waypoint. Use the

4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the fields in the dialog box.

Start Navigation to a Waypoint

Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a waypoint on the view. Press the GOTO key. If your unit does not have a GOTO key, press the MENU key once and select Go To from the Navigation X-Press Menu.

By repeating these instructions, you can add more waypoints to create a longer multi-segment route.

Start Navigation on a Saved Route

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,

Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management dialog box.

Select a saved route.

Select Travel > Forward or Travel > Reverse.

Save the Current Route

In a Chart View, press the MENU key once to open the X-Press Menu. Select Save Route.

The Route name and other details can be edited from the Waypoint Management dialog box.

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Save the Current Track

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Current Track >

Save.

NOTE:

To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to save the track and edit the name before powering off the control head.

Edit the Track Name

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints,

Routes, Tracks to open the Waypoint Management dialog box.

Select a saved track. Select Edit, and use the 4-WAY

Cursor Control key to set the fields in the dialog box.

Clear the Current Track

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Current Track >

Clear.

Cancel Navigation

In a Chart View, press the MENU key once to open the X-Press Menu. Select Cancel Navigation.

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Navigation

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Managing your

HUMMINBIRD

|

WARNING!

Humminbird is not responsible for the loss of data files

(waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, snapshots, recordings, etc.) that may occur due to direct or indirect damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It is important to back up your control head’s data files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software.

See your Humminbird online account at

Humminbird.com

and the Waypoint Management Guide.

NOTE:

If the control head does not have an SD card slot, you can use a PC

Connect cable to export the navigation data and/or update the control head software. See Humminbird.com

for compatibility and purchasing information.

Import Navigation Data

Insert a loaded SD card into the control head card slot, and follow the on-screen prompts to import the waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups. In certain models, the data will import automatically.

Export Navigation Data

The Humminbird Waypoint Management dialog box allows you to export all of your navigation data to an installed, unlocked SD Card. You can also export selected items. See your Waypoint Management Guide for details.

1

Insert an unlocked SD card into the SD card slot.

2

Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box:

Select the Main Menu > Nav tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks.

3

Select Options > Select All and... > Export.

4

Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm or cancel the export.

Register your Humminbird

Set up an online account so that you will receive the latest Humminbird news.

You can also download software updates and HumminbirdPC from your online account.

1

Go to our Web site at Humminbird.com

, and click My Account.

2

Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Then, click

Register a Product.

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Use HumminbirdPC

Use HumminbirdPC to organize your waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups on your personal computer. You can also update the control head software with

HumminbirdPC.

1

Log into your account at Humminbird.com

.

2

From the My Equipment tab, click the latest version of HumminbirdPC and download it to your PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to install

HumminbirdPC on your computer.

3

Start HumminbirdPC on your computer. To open the online Help Guide, click Help > User Guide.

Update the Control Head Software

If your model can be updated, you can download software updates from your

Humminbird online account.

1

Log into your account at Humminbird.com

.

2

From the My Equipment tab, click the file name of the latest control head software update (unit name [version #]).

• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.

• Follow the on-screen instructions to save the software file to the

SD Card or to a folder on your PC.

3

SD Card: Install the SD card with the software file into your control head card slot. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on your control head.

The unit will recognize the new software and run through a series of prompts to confirm the software installation.

OR

HumminbirdPC: Connect the PC Connect Cable to the control head and your personal computer. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on the control head.

Start HumminbirdPC on your computer. Click the Unit tab.

Click the Update Firmware button, and follow the instructions in the Software Update Wizard. See the PC Connect Accessory Manual for more information.

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Managing your Humminbird

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Contact our

Customer Resource Center

|

Contact the Customer Resource Center in any of the following ways:

Toll Free:

(800) 633-1468

International:

(334) 687-6613

E-mail:

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Shipping:

Humminbird

Service Department

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