386ci_386ciDI OPM EN
386ci Combo and 386ci DI Combo
Operations Manual
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Table of Contents
Power On
1
How Sonar Works
2
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar (DualBeam PLUS™ models only [386ci]) .............................. 4
Down Imaging™ Sonar (Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI]) ................................ 5
Dual Beam Ice Transducer (optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only) .................. 6
How GPS Works
7
What’s on the 300 Series™ Control Head
8
Key Functions
9
POWER/LIGHT Key .................................................................................................. 9
VIEW Key .............................................................................................................. 10
CHECK/INFO key .................................................................................................... 10
MENU Key ............................................................................................................ 10
4-WAY Cursor Control Key .................................................................................... 11
MARK Key .............................................................................................................. 12
GOTO Key ................................................................................................................ 12
ZOOM (+/-) Key ...................................................................................................... 12
EXIT Key ................................................................................................................ 13
SD Card Slot
14
Add Maps to Your Fishfinder ................................................................................ 15
Import Navigation Data.......................................................................................... 16
Export Navigation Data .......................................................................................... 16
Update Software .................................................................................................... 18
What’s on the Sonar Display
20
Understanding the Sonar Display.......................................................................... 22
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ........................................................................ 22
Sonar Colors and Bottom View.............................................................................. 23
SwitchFire™............................................................................................................ 25
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Freeze Frame and Active Cursor ............................................................................ 25
Instant Image Update ............................................................................................ 25
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
26
(Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
Understanding the Down Imaging™ Display ...................................................... 28
Interpreting the Display.......................................................................................... 28
Down Imaging™ Sensitivity .................................................................................. 29
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor ............................................................................ 29
Views
30
Sonar View.............................................................................................................. 32
Sonar Zoom View .................................................................................................. 33
Split Sonar View .................................................................................................... 34
Big Digits View ...................................................................................................... 35
Down Imaging™ View (Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI]) ................................36
Circular Flasher View.............................................................................................. 38
Snapshot and Recording View .............................................................................. 43
Bird’s Eye View ...................................................................................................... 49
Chart View .............................................................................................................. 50
Chart/Sonar Combo View ...................................................................................... 52
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View (Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI]) ........ 53
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View (Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI]) ........ 54
Chart View Orientation .......................................................................................... 55
Viewing Cartography.............................................................................................. 56
Introduction to Navigation
59
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks.............................................................................. 59
Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box...................................................... 61
What’s on the Waypoint Management Dialog Box ............................................ 62
Save, Create, or Delete a Waypoint ...................................................................... 64
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position ...................................................................... 65
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid ................................................................ 66
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Routes .................................................................................................................... 67
Tracks ...................................................................................................................... 69
Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups................................................ 70
The Menu System
72
Start-Up Options Menu
73
Normal .................................................................................................................... 73
Simulator ................................................................................................................ 74
System Status ........................................................................................................ 74
Self Test .................................................................................................................. 75
Accessory Test ........................................................................................................ 75
GPS Diagnostic View.............................................................................................. 76
X-Press™ Menu
77
Main Menu
78
Quick Tips for the Main Menu .................................................................................. 79
Note for all Menu Settings .......................................................................................... 79
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)................................................................................ 80
Sonar X-Press™ Menu (Sonar Views only)
82
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ................................................................ 83
Sensitivity .............................................................................................................. 83
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only) ...................................................................................... 84
Lower Range .......................................................................................................... 84
Chart Speed .......................................................................................................... 85
Reset XTE (only when navigating) .............................................................................. 85
Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On) .................................. 86
Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom View only).......................................................................... 86
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu (Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI]) 87
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ................................................................ 88
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Down Sensitivity .................................................................................................... 88
DI Enhance.............................................................................................................. 89
Upper Range (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 90
Lower Range .......................................................................................................... 90
Chart Speed ............................................................................................................ 91
DI Colors.................................................................................................................. 91
Flasher X-Press™ Menu (Circular Flasher View only)
92
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ................................................................ 93
Sensitivity .............................................................................................................. 93
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)........................................................................................ 93
Lower Range .......................................................................................................... 94
Color Palette (Circular Flasher, Ice Fishing Mode only) ................................................ 95
Navigation X-Press™ Menu (Navigation views only)
96
Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ................................................................ 97
Skip Next Waypoint (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 97
Waypoint [Name] (only with an active cursor on a waypoint) ...................................... 97
Cursor To Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) ........................................................ 98
Save Current Track ................................................................................................ 98
Clear Current Track ................................................................................................ 98
Save Current Route (only when Navigating) .............................................................. 98
Remove Target (only if a Target is Active) .................................................................. 99
Remove Grid (only if Grid is Active) ............................................................................ 99
Sonar Window (Combo View only) ............................................................................ 99
Waypoint [Name] (Most recently-created waypoint) .................................................. 99
Reset XTE (only when navigating) ............................................................................ 100
Chart Declutter (Chart View only)............................................................................ 100
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
101
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
Start Recording (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)............................................................................................ 102
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Stop Recording (optional-purchase SD Card only) .................................................. 102
Delete Image (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot
and Recording View only) .................................................................................. 102
Delete All Images (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot
and Recording View only) .................................................................................. 102
Delete Recording (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot
and Recording View only) .................................................................................... 103
Delete All Recordings (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot
and Recording View only) .................................................................................... 103
Pings Per Second (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot
and Recording View only) .................................................................................... 103
Playback Speed (optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) 104
Stop Playback (optional-purchase SD Card only) .................................................... 105
Alarms Menu Tab
106
Depth Alarm.......................................................................................................... 107
Fish ID Alarm ........................................................................................................ 107
Low Battery Alarm................................................................................................ 107
Temp. Alarm.......................................................................................................... 108
Off Course Alarm .................................................................................................. 108
Arrival Alarm ........................................................................................................ 109
Drift Alarm ............................................................................................................ 109
Alarm Tone............................................................................................................ 109
Timer Setup .......................................................................................................... 110
Start Timer ............................................................................................................ 110
Stop Timer (with the Timer running) ........................................................................ 110
Sonar Menu Tab
111
Beam Select.......................................................................................................... 112
Imaging Frequency (Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI]) .................................... 113
Surface Clutter .................................................................................................... 114
SwitchFire™ ........................................................................................................ 114
Fish ID+™ ............................................................................................................ 115
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Fish ID Sensitivity ................................................................................................ 116
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ...................................................................... 116
Sonar Colors (Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View,
Circular Flasher View, and Big Digits View) ............................................................ 117
Bottom View ........................................................................................................ 117
Zoom Width .......................................................................................................... 118
83 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar only [386ci]) ........................ 118
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, Down Imaging™ only [386ci DI]) .............................. 118
Depth Lines (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 118
Noise Filter (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 119
Max Depth (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 120
Water Type (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 120
Digital Depth Source (Advanced, Down Imaging™ models with
optional-purchase transducers only [386ci DI]) ........................................................ 121
DI Pings (Advanced, Down Imaging™ models with
optional-purchase transducers only [386ci DI]) ........................................................ 122
Ice Fishing Mode.................................................................................................. 123
DI Colors (Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI]) ...................................................... 123
Navigation Menu Tab
124
Current Track ........................................................................................................ 125
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks (Waypoint Management Dialog Box) ............................ 126
Waypoint Settings ................................................................................................ 126
Saved Tracks Default ............................................................................................ 127
Chart Orientation .................................................................................................. 127
Casting Rings (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 127
North Reference .................................................................................................. 128
Waypoint Proximity Flags (Advanced) .................................................................. 128
Waypoint Decluttering (Advanced) ........................................................................ 129
Trolling Grid Rotation............................................................................................ 129
Trackpoint Interval ................................................................................................ 129
Track Min Distance (Advanced).............................................................................. 130
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Track Color Range ................................................................................................ 130
Map Datum (Advanced).......................................................................................... 130
North-Up Indicator .............................................................................................. 130
Course Projection Line ........................................................................................ 131
Continuous Navigation Mode.............................................................................. 131
Chart Menu Tab
132
Lat/Lon Grid .......................................................................................................... 133
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View ................................................................................ 133
Chart Select .......................................................................................................... 133
Set Simulation Position (Advanced) .................................................................... 133
Set Map Offset (Advanced) ................................................................................ 134
Clear Map Offset (Advanced).............................................................................. 134
Shaded Depth ...................................................................................................... 134
Chart Detail Level (optional-purchase Navionics® charts only).................................... 135
Map Borders ........................................................................................................ 136
Spot Soundings .................................................................................................... 136
Auto Zoom (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 137
Auto Range (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 137
Vessel Offset ........................................................................................................ 137
Offset Speed (with Vessel Offset turned on).............................................................. 138
Contour Lines (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ...................................... 138
Depth Colors (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ........................................ 138
Depth Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only).................................... 138
Depth Highlight Range (+/-) (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .............. 138
Water Level Offset (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .............................. 139
Shallow Water Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .................... 139
Lake List (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)................................................ 139
Setup Menu Tab
141
Units - Depth ........................................................................................................ 142
Units - Temp (International only).............................................................................. 142
Units - Distance.................................................................................................... 142
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Units - Speed ........................................................................................................ 142
User Mode .......................................................................................................... 142
Language (International only) .................................................................................. 143
Triplog Reset ........................................................................................................ 143
Restore Defaults .................................................................................................. 143
Format Nav Directories ........................................................................................ 143
Select Readouts (Advanced, Sonar View and Down Imaging™ View only) .................. 144
Depth Offset (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 145
Temp. Offset (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 145
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only) .............................................. 146
Local Time Zone (Advanced) .................................................................................. 146
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced) .......................................................................... 146
Position Format (Advanced) .................................................................................... 146
Time Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................. 147
Date Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................. 147
Digits Format (Advanced) ........................................................................................147
NMEA Output (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 148
Sonar .................................................................................................................... 148
Demonstration ...................................................................................................... 149
Sound Control ...................................................................................................... 149
Screen Snapshot .................................................................................................. 150
Views Menu Tab
150
Maintenance
151
Control Head Maintenance.................................................................................. 151
Transducer Maintenance .................................................................................... 152
Troubleshooting
153
Fishfinder Doesn’t Power Up .............................................................................. 153
Fishfinder Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached .......................... 153
Display Problems .................................................................................................. 154
Finding the Cause of Noise.................................................................................. 155
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Specifications
156
Glossary
159
Contact Humminbird®
167
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International only) are only
available on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized international
distributors. To obtain a list of authorized international distributors, please visit
our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
(334) 687-6613.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Temp/Speed only)
require the purchase of separate accessories. You can visit our Web site at
humminbird.com to order these accessories online or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase,
and some features are only available on international models. Every effort has
been made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully
in order to understand the full capabilities of your model.
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Power On
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird® control head.
386ci Combo Title Screen
1. Press the
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the
Start-Up Options Menu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Normal (if there is a
transducer attached to the control head), or Simulator (if there isn’t a
transducer attached to the control head).
NOTE: See Start-Up Options Menu for more information.
• If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be
selected automatically at power up, and your Fishfinder can be
used on the water.
• If a transducer is not connected and you wait too long to select a
Start-Up Option, the system will default to whichever menu is
already highlighted.
• In Simulator you can learn how to use your control head and save
settings in advance for later use.
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How Sonar Works
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 300 Series™ Fishfinder uses
sonar to locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as well
as depth directly below the transducer.
Your 300 Series™ Fishfinder sends a sound wave signal and determines
distance by measuring the time between the transmission of the sound wave
and when the sound wave is reflected off of an object; it then uses the reflected
signal to interpret location, size, and composition of an object.
Sonar is very fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of
240 ft (70 m) and back again in less than 1/4 of a second. It is unlikely that your
boat can “outrun“ this sonar signal.
SONAR is an acronym for SOund and
NAvigation Ranging. Sonar uses precision
sound pulses or “pings“ which are emitted
into the water in a teardrop-shaped beam.
The sound pulses “echo“ back from objects
in the water such as the bottom, fish, and
other submerged objects. The returned
echoes are displayed on the LCD screen.
Each time a new echo is received, the old
echoes are moved across the LCD, creating
a scrolling effect.
How Sonar Works
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When all the echoes are viewed side by side, an
easy to interpret “graph“ of the bottom, fish, and
structure appears.
The sound pulses are transmitted at various
frequencies depending on the application. Very
high frequencies (455 kHz) are used for greatest
definition but the operating depth is limited. High
frequencies (200 kHz) are commonly used on
consumer sonar and provide a good balance
between depth performance and resolution. Low
frequencies (83 kHz) are typically used to achieve
greater depth capability.
The power output is the amount of energy
generated by the sonar transmitter. It is commonly
measured using two methods:
• Root Mean Square (RMS) measures power
output over the entire transmit cycle.
• Peak to Peak measures power output at the
highest points.
The benefits of increased power output are the
ability to detect smaller targets at greater
distances, ability to overcome noise, better high
speed performance and enhanced depth capability.
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How Sonar Works
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(DualBeam PLUS™ models only [386ci])
Your 386ci Fishfinder uses a 200/83 kHz
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar system with a wide
(60°) area of coverage. DualBeam PLUS™ sonar
has a narrowly focused 20° center beam,
surrounded by a second beam of 60°, expanding
your coverage to an area equal to your depth.
In 20 feet of water, the wider beam covers an
area 20 feet wide.
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar returns can be blended
together, viewed separately, or compared sideby-side. DualBeam PLUS™ is ideal for a wide
range of conditions - from shallow to very deep
water in both fresh and salt water. Depth
capability is affected by such factors as boat
speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water
conditions, and transducer installation.
How Sonar Works
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Down Imaging™ Sonar
(Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
45°
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
25°
200kHz
75 Degree Total Coverage
Your 386ci DI Fishfinder uses Down
Imaging™ technology. 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.
The Down Imaging™ beams 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 Sonar Menu Tab:
Imaging Frequency for more information.
The transducer also uses conical beams to
provide data in traditional 2D format (see
What’s on the Sonar Display). Select 455
kHz for a narrowly focused 16° center beam,
or select 200 kHz for a wider 25° beam (see
Sonar Menu Tab: Beam Select).
Depth capability is affected by such factors
as boat speed, wave action, bottom hardness,
water conditions, and transducer installation.
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How Sonar Works
Ice transducer
Dual Beam Ice Transducer
(optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only)
The XI 9 20 Ice Transducer provides
selectable dual-frequency sonar with a
wide area of coverage. Selectable dualfrequency gives you the option of two
beams, and both beams will cover the
bottom and provide high definition. The 20
degree center beam provides the highest
definition, while the 60 degree beam
provides wider coverage. Depth capability
is affected by such factors as bottom
hardness and water conditions. Whether
fishing in shallow to very deep water,
selectable dual-frequency is ideal for a
variety of conditions.
NOTE: Visit our Web site at
humminbird.com to determine which
accessory transducers are compatible with
your Humminbird® Fishfinder, or contact
our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468.
How Sonar Works
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How GPS Works
Your 300 Series™ Fishfinder also supports GPS (Global Positioning System) and
chartplotting. It uses GPS and sonar to determine your position, display it on a
grid, and provide detailed underwater information.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. The
GPS receiver on your boat receives signals from
satellites that are visible to it. Based on time
differences between each received signal, the GPS
receiver determines its distance to each satellite.
With distances known, the GPS receiver
mathematically triangulates its own position. With
once per second updates, the GPS receiver then
calculates its velocity and bearing.
GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may also take
advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within +/- 4.5
meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the time, the GPS
receiver will read a location within +/- 4.5 meters of your actual position. Your
GPS Receiver also uses information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation
System), EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and
MSAS (the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are
available in your area.
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 300 Series™
Fishfinder when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks, waypoints, and routes
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next
See SD Card Slot, Chart View, and Introduction to Navigation for more
information.
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How GPS Works
What’s on the 300 Series™ Control Head
Your 300 Series™ Fishfinder interface is easy to use. A combination of keys and
special features allows you to control what you see on the display. Refer to the
following illustration, and see Key Functions for more information.
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3
4
1
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1
2
3
4
5
MARK key 7
Screen
ZOOM (–) key
EXIT key 8
ZOOM (+) key
GOTO key 9
VIEW key
POWER/LIGHT key 10
4-WAY Cursor Control key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
CHECK/INFO key 11
SD Card slot cover 12
6 MENU key
The Control Head
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Key Functions
Your Fishfinder user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that work
with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and control over
your fishing experience.
POWER/LIGHT Key
The POWER/LIGHT key is used to power the Fishfinder on and off.
You can also use the POWER/LIGHT key to adjust the backlight
and contrast of the display.
Power On the Control Head: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power on the unit.
When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up
Options Menu.
Power Off the Control Head: Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3
seconds. A message will appear to indicate how many seconds there are until
shutdown occurs. To ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any menu
settings will be saved, your Fishfinder should always be turned off using the
POWER/LIGHT key.
Adjust the Backlight or the Display
Background Color: Press the POWER/LIGHT key
to access the Light and Background submenu.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select
Light or Background, and then use the LEFT or
RIGHT Cursor key to change the settings. Press
EXIT to exit the Light and Background submenu.
NOTE: Your 300 Series™ Fishfinder will start up with the backlight on and will
automatically turn it off to conserve power.
Turn Sonar On or Off: From the Light and Background submenu, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Sonar. Use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to
change the setting. See Setup Menu Tab: Sonar for more information.
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Key Functions
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press the
VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly pressing VIEW
cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to optimize the system to
your fishing requirements (see Views or Views Menu Tab).
NOTE: Press the EXIT key to cycle through the views in reverse order.
CHECK/INFO Key
Press the CHECK/INFO key while in Bird's Eye, Chart, or Combo
View to display information about objects that are near an active
cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will be
displayed. See Views: Viewing Cartography for more information.
MENU Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system. See The
Menu System for more information.
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power up
sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in any view to access the
X-Press™ Menu, which provides frequently-used menu settings that
correspond with the current view or navigation mode.
• Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice in any view to access the Main
Menu, which is organized under tabbed headings to help you find a
specific menu item quickly.
Key Functions
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4-WAY Cursor Control Key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
The 4-WAY Cursor Control key has multiple functions, which
depend on the view, menu, or situation.
• Menu Selection: Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to highlight a
menu option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change a
menu setting. The changes will be activated and saved immediately.
• Freeze Frame: In Sonar View and Down Imaging™ View, press any
arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display and move
the active cursor to a location on the screen. A cursor dialog box will
display to show the depth of the location you choose.
• Active Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and
the active cursor will appear on the screen.
• Chart View: The 4-WAY Cursor Control key also pans the charts and
highlights decluttered waypoint icons.
NOTE: In Freeze Frame or Active Cursor mode, you can also make the
cursor move diagonally by pressing in between two of the arrows on the
4-WAY Cursor Control key.
• Bird’s Eye View: The 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the motion of
the eye point.
• Snapshot and Recording View: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to
highlight a recording icon, and then press the RIGHT Cursor key to start
recording playback. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to control the
speed of playback.
• Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On): Press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to move the Depth Cursor. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor
keys to adjust the Zoom Range (see Views: Circular Flasher View).
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Key Functions
MARK Key
Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position of a
waypoint. The MARK key function works if you have the GPS
receiver connected.
• Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the cursor location.
• Without Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the boat
location.
• If Screen Snapshot is active, a waypoint will be created, and a screen
snapshot will also be saved to the optional-purchase SD card (see
Views: Snapshot and Recording View). Navigation is not affected by
the Screen Snapshot feature.
NOTE: If Screen Snapshot is enabled but there is not a GPS receiver connected,
pressing the MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying
that a GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase SD card installed for the screen
snapshot feature to work.
GOTO Key
The GOTO key has multiple functions, which depend on the
situation.
• Active Cursor: Press the GOTO key while in any view to create a
waypoint and start navigation towards that waypoint.
• Without Active Cursor: Press the GOTO key to display the saved
waypoints list, and then highlight a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor
key to begin navigation.
ZOOM (+/–) Key
The Zoom (+/–) key has multiple functions, depending on
the situation:
• In any of the Chart Views or the Sonar Zoom View, press the
+/– Zoom key to change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther
away. See Views and Introduction to Navigation for more information.
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• In the Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On), press the +Zoom
key to display a 2x magnified view of the selected area on the Flasher
dial. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more information.
EXIT Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, which depend on the
situation:
• If an alarm is sounding, press the EXIT key to cancel the alarm.
• If a menu tab is selected, press the EXIT key to exit the menu mode and
return to the view.
• If a menu is active, press the EXIT key to return to the previous level in
the menu system.
• From any view, press the EXIT key to cycle through the available views
in reverse order.
• If Freeze Frame is active, press the EXIT key to return to a scrolling
display.
• If the Cursor is active, press the EXIT key to remove the cursor from the
display.
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Key Functions
SD Card Slot
Inserting an SD Card
into the Card Slot
The SD card slot on your control head can be
used with SD memory cards (optional-purchase
required) to add detailed charts to your
Fishfinder, import Humminbird® navigation
data, or export navigation data from your
Fishfinder.
NOTE: The SD Memory Cards require a separate purchase. For more
information, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
To insert an SD memory card:
1. Remove the SD memory card slot cover.
2. Position the SD memory card so that the label faces the right side of
the unit, and insert the card into the slot. Press down on the card until
it clicks into place.
3. Close the slot cover and turn the knob just 1/4 of a turn to close. Do
NOT overtighten, as this will not improve water resistance and may
damage the cover.
4. To Remove: Press the SD memory card into the slot and then release.
The card will eject, and you can then pull the card from the slot.
NOTE: Do not leave the SD slot cover open. The slot cover should always be closed
to prevent water damage to the unit.
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Add Maps to Your Fishfinder
Your Fishfinder includes a built-in UniMap™ with a more detailed map of North
America (Domestic models) or a detailed map of Europe and Southeast Asia,
including Australia and New Zealand (International models).
You can also purchase SD memory cards with additional chart information for a
particular location.
NOTE: The SD memory cards require a separate purchase. Your Fishfinder
supports LakeMaster®, Navionics® Gold, HotMaps®, and HotMaps® Premium
on SD card media. Your Fishfinder does NOT support Navionics® Classic Charts
or Platinum™ Cartography.
• Auto Select: When you install the SD card in your control head, your
Fishfinder will retrieve the chart and display it automatically.
• Chart Select: You can also choose which chart to display with the Chart
Select menu option in the Chart Menu Tab (see Chart Menu Tab: Chart
Select).
• Chart Layers: You can customize your Navigation Views by selecting
which chart layers to display or hide (see Chart Menu Tab: Chart Detail
Level).
• Map Borders: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active
cursor within a map border, and press the +ZOOM key to view the
different map (see Chart Menu Tab: Map Borders).
• Menu Options: The Chart Menu Tab will change to display menu
options that correspond with the active chart (see Chart Menu Tab).
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SD Card Slot
Import Navigation Data
Review the following information before importing navigation data (waypoints,
routes, tracks, or groups) into your Humminbird® unit.
• Import Humminbird® 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.
WARNING! DO NOT import navigation data from unknown sources into your
Humminbird® unit 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.
NOTE: For more information and instructions, see the FAQ (Frequently Asked
Questions) section of our Web site at humminbird.com or call our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Export Navigation Data
The Humminbird® Waypoint Management dialog box allows you to export all of
your navigation items to an installed, unlocked SD Card. You can also export
selected items.
For more information, see Introduction to Navigation: What’s on
the Waypoint Management Dialog Box. Also, see your
Humminbird® Waypoint Management Guide for complete details.
It is important to back up your control head’s data files (waypoints,
routes, tracks, groups, recordings, etc.) periodically. You can also
save, view, and organize your navigation data on your PC using
HumminbirdPC™. See your Humminbird® online account for
details at humminbird.com.
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To export all navigation data:
Use the following instructions to export all of the control head’s waypoints,
routes, tracks, and groups to an installed, unlocked SD card.
1. Insert an unlocked SD card into the SD card slot.
2. Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box: Press the MENU key
twice. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Navigation tab is selected.
Select Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Select Options > Select All and... > Export.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm or cancel the export.
To export selected navigation items:
Use the following instructions to select and export specific waypoints, routes,
tracks, and groups to an installed, unlocked SD Card.
1. Insert an unlocked SD card into the SD card slot.
2. Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box: Press the MENU key
twice. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Navigation tab is selected.
Select Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. From a selected group directory in the Waypoint Management dialog
box, select Options > Select Multiple and... > Export.
4. Select Items: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the
waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to
select an item. Repeat as needed.
5. Confirm Export: When you are finished selecting items, press the EXIT
key to select Export Selected. Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow
the on-screen instructions to confirm or cancel the export.
NOTE: If an SD memory card is not installed, an error message will be displayed.
Insert the SD memory card and try again.
NOTE: The SD memory cards and USB Memory Card Reader require separate
purchases. The USB Memory Card Reader accessory can be used with your
personal computer to view and organize your exported navigation data. To
purchase this accessory, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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SD Card Slot
Update Software
Set up an online account at humminbird.com so that you will receive the latest
Humminbird® news and software upgrades for your Fishfinder. 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 Export Navigation Data and Snapshot and Recording View for more
information. Also, contact our Customer Resource Center with any questions.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD
memory card, and a USB Memory Card Reader.
NOTE: To purchase the USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR) visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Our Customer Resource Center will also assist you with any questions you might
have about updating your Humminbird® Fishfinder.
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To update the control head software:
1. Install a formatted SD memory card into the card reader connected to
your PC.
2. Register your Fishfinder: Log on to humminbird.com. Click My
Account. Set up a new account.
3. Download: From My Account\My Profile\My Equipment, click the file
name of the latest software update (unit name [version #]).
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.
• Follow the prompts to save the software file directly to the SD Card.
4. Install the SD card with the updated software file into the control head
card slot.
5. Power on your Fishfinder. The control head will recognize the new
software and run through a series of prompts to confirm software
installation.
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SD Card Slot
What’s on the Sonar Display
The 300 Series™ Fishfinder can display a variety of useful information about
Depth - Water depth; can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
Timer - Elapsed time with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Distance - Distance traveled with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Average Speed - Average speed reading with
Temp/Speed Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Speed - If a Temp/Speed accessory or GPS
Receiver is connected, the Fishfinder can display
the speed of the boat and can keep a Triplog of
nautical or statute miles traveled.
Second Sonar Return - When the sonar signal
bounces between the bottom and the surface of the
water and back again. Use the appearance of the
second return to determine bottom hardness. Hard
bottoms will show a strong second return, while soft
bottoms will show a very weak one or none at all.
Cursor Dialog Box - Indicates cursor depth on
the display and the depth of the bottom directly
below the cursor. The Latitude and Longitude of
the cursor position, the distance to travel to the
cursor position, and the bearing to the cursor
position are shown with a GPS receiver. A
waypoint can be marked at the cursor position
for later retrieval and use with a GPS receiver.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if
then only the information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
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the area under your boat, including the following items:
High Sonar Intensity Return
Bait Ball
Fish - The Fishfinder displays fish as arches
and/or fish icons, and can be set to alarm
when a fish of a certain size is detected.
When a target is detected, a Fish ID+™
symbol appears on the display with the
depth displayed above it. The size of the
symbol indicates the intensity of the sonar
return. The unit will clearly show schools of
Bait Fish as "clouds" of different shapes and
sizes, depending on the number of fish and
boat speed.
Thermoclines - Layers of water with different
temperatures that appear at different depths
and different times of the year. A thermocline
typically appears as a continuous band of
many colors moving across the display at the
same depth.
Cursor - Available in Freeze Frame and can
be positioned in the Sonar View to provide
depth of a sonar return and bottom depth below
the cursor.
RTS (Real Time Sonar) Window™
Structure - Where fish may be hiding.
Low Sonar Intensity Return
either device is connected to the 300 Series™ Fishfinder. If both devices are connected,
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Understanding the Sonar Display
It is important to understand the significance of
the display. The display does not show a literal
3-dimensional representation of what is under the
water. Each vertical band of data received by the
control head and plotted on the display represents
something that was detected by a sonar return at
a particular time. As both the boat and the targets
(fish) may be moving, the returns are only showing
a particular segment of time when objects were
detected, not exactly where those objects are in
relation to other objects shown on the display.
The returned sonar echoes are displayed on the screen. As a new echo is
received, the historical data scrolls left across the view.
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
A Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window appears on the right side of the display in
the Sonar View only. The RTS Window™ updates at the fastest rate possible for
depth conditions and shows only the returns from the bottom, structure, and
fish that are within the transducer beam. The RTS Window™ plots the depth
and intensity of a sonar return (see Sonar Menu Tab: RTS Window™).
The Narrow RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of colors. Red
indicates a strong return and
blue indicates a weak return.
The depth of the sonar return
is indicated by the vertical
placement of the return on the
display depth scale.
What’s on the Sonar Display
The Wide RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of a bar
graph. The length of the
plotted return indicates
whether the return is weak or
strong. The depth of the sonar
return is indicated by the
vertical placement of the
return on the display depth
scale. The Wide RTS
Window™ does not use
grayscale.
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Sonar Colors: Original Palette
HIGH
Intensity Return
MEDIUM
Intensity Return
LOW
Intensity Return
Sonar Colors and Bottom View
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
option. See Sonar Menu Tab to set the Sonar
Colors.
Sonar View: Original Palette
Weak Returns
(possibly vegetation
or small fish)
Strong Returns
(possibly rocks, tree limbs,
or other structure)
Strong Return
(possibly compacted
sediment or rocks)
RTS Window™
Sonar History: Historical Returns
scroll left across the view.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Use Bottom View to select the method used to represent bottom and structure
on the display. See Sonar Menu Tab to set the Bottom View.
Structure ID® represents weak returns
in blue and strong returns in red when
Sonar Colors is set to Original. If the
Sonar Colors palette is changed, the
Structure ID® will display the strongest
return as specified by the palette. See
Sonar Menu Tab: Sonar Colors for
more information.
WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest
sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit
of clearly defining the bottom on the
display.
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SwitchFire™
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
SwitchFire™ settings are available in the Sonar Menu Tab.
To see the maximum sonar information available within the transducer beam so
more fish arches and better jig tracking are shown, choose Max Mode.
To see less clutter and more fish size accuracy interpreted from the transducer
beam, choose Clear Mode. See Sonar Menu Tab: SwitchFire™ for more
information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor dialog box.
The RTS Window™ continues to update in Freeze Frame. To return to a scrolling
display and exit Freeze Frame, press the EXIT key. Freeze Frame is available in
the Sonar, Split Sonar, and Sonar Zoom Views.
Instant Image Update
Instant Image Update - You can change a variety of sonar menu settings (such
as Sensitivity or Upper Range), and the adjustments will be shown instantly on
the screen.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Down Imaging™ uses its unique transducer and sonar technology to provide
profiling beams produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display.
interpret the structure and bottom contour, including the following items:
Depth - (water depth) can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
BottomReturn-Usetheappearanceofthebottom
return to determine bottom hardness. Rock and
gravel provide a clearer sonar return than
mud and sand because hard objects reflect
sonar better than soft objects.
Topography Changes - The light part of the
display shows where the beam is hitting hard
bottom or rising terrain. The dark part of the
display indicates soft bottom (sand, mud) or
descending terrain.
Speed - If a GPS Receiver or Temp/Speed
accessory is connected, the Fishfinder can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if
then only the information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
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(Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
information about the area directly below your boat. The razor-thin, high-definition
Down Imaging™ reveals a variety of recognizable features so that you can
Upper Range
Clouded Area may indicate a bait ball and
White Streaks may indicate fish.
Structure
Shadows-Result from a lack of reflected sonar
from a particular area and can be as valuable
for interpretation than the sonar reflected by
the object itself. Use shadows to help you see
the image in 3 dimensions, oriented in space.
You can gain insight into the actual shape of
an object, or the depth to which it has sunk
into the bottom, through shadows on the
display. Objects standing on the bottom cast
a sonar shadow. The longer the shadow, the
taller the object. Fish also cast shadows. You
can use the shadow to interpret how close
the fish is to the bottom.
Lower Range
either device is connected to the 300 Series™ Fishfinder. If both devices are connected,
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What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Understanding the
Down Imaging™ Display
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.
Interpreting the Display
Down Imaging™ beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish.
The beams are wide (side to side) but very thin front to back.
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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Down Imaging™ Sensitivity
Use Down Sensitivity to control how the sonar returns appear on the display.
Increase the sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. Decrease the sensitivity to
eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or
muddy water. See Down Imaging X-Press™ Menu: Down Sensitivity for more
information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth
of the sonar return will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
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What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Views
The sonar and navigation information from
your Fishfinder is displayed on your screen
in a variety of easy-to-read views. There are
many views available on your Fishfinder.
• Default View: When you first power up the 386ci control head, Sonar
View will be the default view. When you first power up the 386ci DI
control head, the Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View will be the
default view.
• Cycle: When you press the VIEW key repeatedly, the display cycles
through the available views on your screen. When you press the EXIT
key, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order.
• Customize: You can display or hide any view to suit your fishing
preferences. See the following pages for more information about each
View.
NOTE: When you change any menu settings that affect the sonar, the view will
update immediately. You don't have to exit the menu to apply the change to the
screen.
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To customize your view rotation:
You can choose which views are hidden or visible in your view rotation.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a View.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the status of the view
from Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
To change the Digital Readouts:
Each view displays digital readout information (such as speed or time), which
varies with the view selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you
are navigating. The digital readouts on the Sonar View can be customized. See
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts for more information.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN key to highlight Select Readouts, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to access the Select Readouts submenu.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts option does not appear under the Setup tab, change
the User Mode to Advanced.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a Readout position, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to choose what will be displayed
in that position. To hide the data window, select Off. (Course,
Navigation, Off, Position, Speed, Temperature, Time+Date, Triplog,
Voltage, Time)
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Views
Sonar View
Sonar View presents a historical log of sonar returns. The most recent sonar
returns are charted on the right side of the display. As new information is
received, the historical information scrolls left across the display.
• Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the distance from the
surface of the water to a depth range sufficient to show the bottom.
• Depth is automatically selected to keep the bottom visible on the display,
although you can adjust it manually as well (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu).
• Digital Readouts shown on the display will change based on the Select
Readouts settings or the optional-purchase accessories attached (see
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
• Freeze Frame - Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display
and move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will
be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor dialog box.
Sonar View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Temperature
Triplog
Cursor
Speed
RTS Window™
Sonar History
Window
Cursor
Dialog Box
NOTE: If the Depth number is flashing, it means that the unit is having trouble
locating the bottom. This usually happens if the water is too deep, the transducer is
out of the water, the boat is moving too fast, or for any other reason that the unit
can’t accurately receive continuous data.
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Sonar Zoom View
Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. The
Sonar Zoom View makes it easier to see separate sonar returns that would
usually be displayed close together, such as those caused by fish suspended
close to the bottom or within structure.
• The Zoom Level, or magnification, is displayed in the lower left corner
of the display. Press the + or - ZOOM keys to increase or decrease the
zoom level.
• The Zoomed View is displayed on the left side of the screen. As the
depth changes, the zoomed view updates automatically.
• The Full Range View is displayed on the right side of the screen. The
Full Range View includes the Zoom Preview Box, which shows where
the zoomed view is in relation to the full range view.
• The Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the high and low
range of the water which is being viewed.
• Digital Readouts cannot be customized; therefore, information such as
water temperature and voltage are unavailable in the Sonar Zoom View.
Sonar Zoom View
Upper Depth Range,
Full Range View
Depth
Upper Depth Range,
Zoom View
Zoomed View
Full Range View
Zoom Preview Box
Lower Depth Range,
Zoom View
Lower Depth Range,
Full Range View
Zoom Level
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Views
Split Sonar View
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from each down beam frequency on
separate sides of the screen. You can use the Split Sonar View to make side by
side comparisons between the sonar returns from both beams.
• DualBeam PLUS™ models (386ci) display sonar returns from the 83 kHz
wide beam on the left side of the screen and sonar returns from the
200 kHz narrow beam on the right side of the screen.
• Down Imaging™ models (386ci DI) display sonar returns from the
455 kHz narrow beam on the left side of the screen and sonar returns
from the 200 kHz wide beam on the right side of the screen.
• Depth is displayed in the upper left hand corner.
• The Digital Readouts in the Split Sonar View cannot be customized;
therefore, information such as water temperature and voltage are
unavailable in the Split Sonar View.
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View (386ci)
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
83 kHz
Sonar
History
Window
Lower Depth
Range
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Big Digits View
Big Digits View provides digital data in a large, easy-to-see format.
• Digital Readouts: Depth is always displayed. Readouts for temperature,
speed, and Triplog information are displayed automatically if the
appropriate accessory is connected to the Fishfinder.
NOTE: The digital readouts in the Big Digits View cannot be customized.
• The Triplog shows distance traveled, average speed, and time elapsed
since the Triplog was last reset.
Big Digits View
Timer shows the
time elapsed since Triplog
was last reset
Depth
Distance is the distance
traveled since the Triplog
was last reset
Temperature
Voltage displays
the battery voltage
Average Speed shows the
speed since the Triplog
was last reset
Speed
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Views
Down Imaging™ View (Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
Down Imaging™ View uses the razor-thin, high-definition profiling beams to
produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display. Sonar returns are
charted on the right side of the display. As new information is received, the
historical information scrolls left across the display. See What’s on the Down
Imaging™ Display for more information.
• Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access
the Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the
sonar, the chart scrolling speed, the display color palette, and the Upper
Range and Lower Range (see Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
Down Imaging™ View will freeze and a cursor will appear on the
screen. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a
sonar return, and observe the following:
- The depth of the sonar return at the cursor location will be
displayed in the cursor information box.
- Zoom+: Press the + ZOOM key, and a zoom box will appear and
magnify the area you choose, providing more detail in the
individual sonar returns. The zoom scale will increase or decrease
as you press + or – repeatedly. Press EXIT to remove the zoom box
and return to Down Imaging™ View.
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Down Imaging™ View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Temperature
Surface
Clutter
White Streaks
(possibly
vegetation or
fish)
Bottom
Return
Lower Depth
Range
Speed
NOTE: See What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display and Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu for more information.
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Views
Circular Flasher View
Circular Flasher View provides two ways to view sonar data in traditional
flasher format. The view is controlled by the Ice Fishing Mode menu option in
the Sonar Menu Tab.
• When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real
Time Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
• When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the
sonar data in traditional flasher format with additional features
including Zoom and Depth Cursor.
Set the Circular Flasher View Mode
1. Press the MENU key twice.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Sonar Menu Tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor Key to select Ice Fishing Mode. Press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select On or Off (Default = Off). See Sonar
Menu Tab for more information.
Set the Digital Depth Source (Down Imaging™ models only)
If you connect an ice transducer to the control head, set the Digital Depth
Source to 2D Element to display depth in the digital readout window. See Sonar
Menu Tab: Digital Depth Source for more information.
1. Press the MENU key twice.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Sonar Menu Tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor Key to select Digital Depth Source. Press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select 2D Element.
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Ice Fishing Mode: Off
When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real Time
Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
• Flasher X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, and Lower Range.
• Depth and temperature are always displayed.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: Off)
Flasher Dial
Depth
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Ice Fishing Mode: On
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the sonar
data in traditional flasher format with additional features including Zoom and
Depth Cursor.
• Sensitivity: When you turn on Ice Fishing Mode, the fishfinder’s
sensitivity settings are adjusted automatically to accommodate ice
fishing conditions. These settings will apply to the other Sonar Views
until you turn off Ice Fishing Mode (see Set the Circular Flasher View
Mode in this section).
• Flasher X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, Lower Range, and Color Palette.
• Color Palettes: The color preview bar in the center of the display
indicates the current palette, and the weak to strong sonar return range
is displayed from left to right. To change the color palette, see Flasher
X-Press™ Menu: Color Palette.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: On)
Zoom Setting (Off)
Battery Icon
indicates the
percentage of
battery power
Flasher Dial
Depth
Current Color
Palette
Units of Measurement
Sensitivity
(see Flasher
X-Press™ Menu)
Noise Filter
(see Sonar
Main Menu)
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Beam Select (see
Sonar Main Menu)
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To activate the Depth Cursor:
Use the Depth Cursor to identify depth on the flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the DOWN Cursor key, and the purple cursor line will
appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Cursor: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys repeatedly until
you reach the chosen depth reading. The depth reading of the cursor is
displayed in the top, right corner of the view.
4. Close the Cursor: Press the EXIT key.
Circular Flasher View with the
Depth Cursor
Depth Cursor
Reading
Depth Cursor
NOTE: See Set the Digital Depth Source for more information.
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To activate Flasher Zoom:
The Zoom feature displays a 2x magnified view of the area you choose on the
flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the +Zoom key. The Zoom upper limit and lower limit
lines will appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Zoom Range: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys
repeatedly to adjust the zoom range and select the area you want to
magnify. The zoomed view is shown on the right side of the flasher dial
between two lines. The normal view is shown on the left side of the
flasher dial.
4. Close Zoom: Press the − Zoom key.
Circular Flasher Zoom
Normal View (reading the full
depth of the water column)
Zoom Line
(lower limit)
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Zoom Line
(upper limit)
Press the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor
key to change
the Zoom
Range.
Zoom View
(2X magnification)
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Snapshot and Recording View
The Snapshot and Recording View displays the screen snapshots and
recordings that are saved on the optional-purchase SD card installed in the
control head. Use this view to review the snapshot and recording file details,
start recording, and adjust the recording settings.
• Activate Screen Snapshot: Select Screen Snapshot from the Setup
Menu Tab, and select On. Also, install an optional-purchase SD card in
the control head, and make sure Snapshot and Recording View is set to
Visible on the Views Menu Tab.
• Scroll and View: Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved Screen Snapshots and Recordings. The active file is
highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the file.
• Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once
in this view to open the X-Press™ Menu. Use the X-Press™ Menu to
Start Recording, Delete Images, or adjust the Recording and Playback
settings (see Recording and Playback or Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu).
Snapshot and Recording View
Highlighted
Screen
Snapshot
File Name
Time and Date the
Screen Snapshot
or Recording was
taken.
Press the
UP or
DOWN
Cursor keys
to scroll
through
saved
screen
snapshots
and
recordings.
Latitude/Longitude
Position of
Waypoint
Total amount of
space on card
Saved
Recording
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Screen Snapshots
Screen Snapshots are saved pictures of the view on the screen. The screen
snapshot will include the menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and messages that
were active when the screen snapshot was taken. Saved Screen Snapshots can
be viewed from the Snapshot and Recording View or Chart View.
The Screen Snapshot feature is available when an optional-purchase SD card is
installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see Setup Menu Tab: Screen Snapshot).
Make a Screen Snapshot:
Make a Screen Snapshot
1. Activate Screen Snapshot and
install an SD card.
Waypoint saved
at Cursor
Location
2. From any view or cursor location
you want to capture, press the
MARK key. The screen will pause
while the image is saved.
Screen Snapshot
Confirmation
A waypoint will also be created at
the boat or active cursor location.
The screen snapshot shares the
same file name (.PNG).
File Name
Delete a Screen Snapshot:
Delete a Screen Snapshot
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete Image
from the
X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Image from the
X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if
Screen Snapshot is enabled, but a GPS receiver is not connected, pressing the
MARK key will capture the screen image but an error will display that says a
GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
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View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Snapshot and Recording View:
View a Screen Snapshot
Snapshot File
Name
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
Time + Date of
Snapshot
Waypoint
Position
Highlighted
Snapshot File
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
SD card storage
available
View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Chart View:
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the
active cursor onto a Screen
Snapshot Icon
.
View a Screen Snapshot in
Chart View
Screen Snapshot
Icon and
Waypoint Name
When the cursor snaps onto the
Screen Snapshot Icon, a thumbnail
preview of the Screen Snapshot will
be displayed on the screen.
Thumbnail
Preview
(press the
CHECK/INFO key
to view at full
size)
2. Press the CHECK/INFO key, and
select View Snapshot.
3. Press the EXIT key to return to
Chart View.
Notes about Screen Snapshots:
• A border around the full screen indicates that the view is a saved screen
snapshot and not a “live” view.
• If you press the CHECK/INFO key, and the snapshot file connected to
the icon is not saved on the installed SD card, the chart information box
will display instead of the screen snapshot.
• Use an optional-purchase SD card reader connected to a PC to view the
saved screen snapshot data files on your optional-purchase SD card
(see humminbird.com for details). You will notice that a .DAT (or a .TXT)
file is created for every .PNG screen snapshot. This data file is required
for viewing the screen snapshots from your control head, so don’t
delete these files.
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Recording and Playback
The Recording feature records active sonar information. When the recording is
played back, the views that were active during the recording are available in
Playback. The Recording and Playback feature is available when an optionalpurchase SD card is installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see Setup Menu Tab:
Screen Snapshot). Saved Recordings can be played back from the Snapshot
and Recording View.
Start recording:
Start Recording
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the MENU
key once to open the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Start Recording
from the XPress™ Menu.
2. Highlight Start Recording, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. A
waypoint will also be created at
the boat location, and the
recording shares the same file
name (.SON).
Slider Bar
Stop recording:
1. In any view, press the MENU key
once to open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Recording and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Notes about Recording:
• While recording, press the EXIT key to exit the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu and scroll to a different view. Recording will continue.
• The slider bar at the bottom of the Snapshot and Recording View shows
the recording progress and remaining space on the SD card.
• Pings Per Second: For maximum performance, keep the Pings Per
Second setting on Auto (see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu).
• Viewing saved Screen Snapshots and Recording Playback are not
available while in recording mode.
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Playback a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a saved
Recording.
Playback a Recording
Recording File
Information
Highlighted
Recording File
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Change Playback Settings:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the X-Press™ Menu to
adjust the Sonar Recording’s
Sensitivity, Upper Range, Lower
Range, and the Playback Speed.
See Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu for details.
Change Playback Settings
“Playback”
indicates the
control head is
playing a saved
recording.
Open the
X-Press™ Menu
to adjust
Playback
settings.
Stop Playback:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
You can also use
Freeze Frame
and mark
waypoints.
2. Highlight Stop Playback, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Delete a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys to scroll
through the saved files and
highlight a saved Recording.
Delete a Recording
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete
Recording from
the X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Recording from the
X-Press™ Menu. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
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Notes about Playback:
• “Playback” will flash periodically on the screen to indicate that the control
head is playing a saved recording and not a “live” view.
• Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active
navigation is cancelled and thumbnails and icons disappear when
Playback begins or ends.
• Playback is paused automatically at the end of the recording.
• Freeze Frame: Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pause Playback
and move the Active Cursor to a location on the sonar view. The Cursor
dialog box will show the depth and information for the location you
choose. Press Exit to resume Playback.
• Press the MARK key during Playback to save a Screen Snapshot
and/or mark a waypoint in the view or active cursor location you
choose.
Recording Playback
Name of recording
Time and Date
recording started
Position where
recording started
Current Ping Rate
Average Ping Rate
Amount of time
remaining to play
Playback speed icons
Amount of time
remaining to play
Amount of time
already played
Overall length of
recording
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Bird’s Eye View
Bird’s Eye View shows a 3D perspective view of the track and the chart’s land
contour from a point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat
turns, the eye point moves to follow the boat. See Viewing Cartography and
Introduction to Navigation for more information.
• To shift the eye point position so that you can look off to the sides, or
even behind the boat: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to turn the
eye point right or left. Press the UP Cursor key to move the eye point
forward, and press the DOWN Cursor key to move the eye point
backward.
• Press the EXIT key to move the eye point back to its original position
behind and above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Boat
Depth
Land Contours
Boat Icon
Speed of Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
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Chart View
Chart View shows cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional SD
map for the area surrounding your current position. The current track (also
known as the position history or breadcrumb trail) showing where the boat has
been, along with saved tracks, waypoints, and the current route (when
navigating), are overlaid on the chart. See Chart View Orientation and
Introduction to Navigation for more information.
• Shift/Pan: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to
another area.
• Zoom: Press the +/– ZOOM keys to zoom in and out. Zooming is also
influenced by the Auto Zoom and Auto Range settings. See Chart Menu
Tab: Auto Zoom and Auto Range for more information.
• Info: Press the CHECK/INFO key to get information about the chart objects
near the cursor.
Chart View without Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Water Surface
Temperature
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Chart View with Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Active Cursor
Map Scale
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Cursor
Distance to the
Cursor and
Bearing
to Cursor
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Chart/Sonar Combo View
Chart/Sonar Combo View is displayed as a split screen, with Chart View on the
left and Sonar View on the right side of the screen. To change the width of the
Sonar Window, press the MENU key once and select Sonar Window from the
X-Press™ Menu.
Combo View
Depth
Sonar Window
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of
Boat with
Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
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Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View
(Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View is displayed as a split screen with Chart
View on the left and Down Imaging™ sonar information on the right side of the
view. To change the width of the Down Imaging™ Window, press the MENU
key once and select Sonar Window from the X-Press™ Menu.
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Chart
Window
Down
Imaging™
Window
Lower Depth
Range
Digital
Readouts
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Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View
(Down Imaging™ models only [386ci DI])
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View shows traditional Sonar information on
the top of the screen and Down Imaging™ sonar information on the bottom.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the sonar, the
chart scrolling speed, and the display color palette (see Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu and Sonar X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
view will freeze and a cursor will appear on both views on the screen.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar
return, and the depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the cursor
dialog box.
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Traditional
Sonar
Window
Down
Imaging ™
Sonar
Window
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Lower Depth
Range
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Chart View Orientation
Both Chart and Combo Views allow you to choose the orientation of the view
(see Navigation Menu Tab: Chart Orientation). In each orientation, the view
pans automatically so that the boat is always centered on the display. To see
more of the view when the boat is traveling at the speed you set, see Chart
Menu Tab: Vessel Offset and Offset Speed.
• North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the display. Objects located
to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
• Heading-Up: The boat’s current heading points up, and the chart
rotates around the vessel so that the vessel always points up on the
view.
• Course-Up: During navigation, the projected course 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 course-up reference is provided by the
COG (course over ground) calculation.
North-Up Icon: If it is turned on, the North-Up Icon displays the direction
of True North. It also displays the Chart Orientation, and the icon will change
as the orientation and the data source change (see Navigation Menu Tab:
North-Up Indicator).
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it takes on a boat shape,
pointed in the direction of motion (always up in the
Course-Up orientation).
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Viewing Cartography
In the Chart or Combo Views there are several cartography-related functions
that you can access using various keys.
Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key to move the chart around on the
display in the direction of the key being
pressed. When you do this, a bull's eye
cursor is drawn at the center of the
screen and is linked to the boat by a gray
line, even if the boat is off the screen. At
the same time, the temperature and
speed boxes in the lower left corner are
replaced with the distance and bearing
from the boat to the cursor position and
the latitude/longitude coordinates of the
cursor.
Chart View with Cursor Present,
shown with Optional-Purchase
Navionics® Cartography
Zooming: Press the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (–) key to Zoom Out
to see the cartography at different magnification levels. The zoom level is
indicated on the left side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available
chart data, the display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available
chart data is amplified to reflect the level selected. If you zoom in so far that no
cartography is available, a lat/long grid will be drawn instead. Zooming is also
influenced by the Auto Zoom and Auto Range settings. See Chart Menu Tab:
Auto Zoom and Auto Range for more information.
Decluttered Waypoints: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed
close together on a chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—
waypoint names will shorten and the waypoint icons will change into small
blue icons.
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To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps
onto the icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can
also press the + ZOOM key until you can see the individual waypoints on the
screen.
Chart Info: Press the CHECK/INFO key to get detailed information about the
chart. If the cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects
located near the cursor.
If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info
submenu will appear. Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to select the nearest port, the
nearest tide station, or the nearest current
station and see information about any of these
objects.
NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain
any Port, Tide, or Current information. This
information is only available from optionalpurchase SD memory cards.
Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to your
present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the information
box and the cursor bull’s eye will be centered over the port position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the port from your present position.
Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your
present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station and
the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is also
displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time period
encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the tide station position. The cursor information
boxes at the bottom of the display indicate the distance and bearing to the tide
station from your present position.
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Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station to
your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station
and the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented that show the
time, direction, and flow speed of the current changes for the 24 hour time
period of today’s date. You can change the date to look at current information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the current station position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the current station from your present position.
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Introduction to Navigation
Your Fishfinder allows you to mark waypoints and start navigation with the
control head keys or the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
You can also use the Waypoint Management dialog box to create new
waypoints and routes from scratch. You can edit your navigation data and
organize it too. This section will get you started. See your Humminbird®
Waypoint Management Guide for complete details.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Depth
Decluttered
Waypoints
Current Route
Leg (Green)
Track
Map Scale
Waypoint
Future
Route Leg
(gold)
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from
Route
Next
Waypoint in
the Route
BRG: Bearing to
Waypoint
Boat Position
Latitude &
Longitude
Distance and Bearing
to the Last Waypoint in
the Route
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Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your Fishfinder can store up to 2,750 waypoints.
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation and
are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by using the
GOTO key. Your Fishfinder can store up to 45 routes that can each contain up to
50 waypoints.
A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest path from
each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route line is the
most efficient way to get to your destination, although you should always look
out for obstacles not shown on the chart. A Route Leg is the path between each
waypoint in a route. The color of each route leg is displayed as follows:
• Completed Route Leg = Gray
• Current Route Leg = Green
• Future Route Leg = Gold
Tracks consist of detailed position history and are displayed as a breadcrumb
trail of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit
was powered up. You can clear the Current Track or save it at any time. Your
Fishfinder can store up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints.
The current track represents your actual path so far.
NOTE: The maximum number of waypoints and routes may vary due to the
setup of your Waypoint Management directory. Groups and sub-groups also
use storage, and the storage limit is influenced by the complexity of your
Waypoint Management directory.
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Open the Waypoint
Management Dialog Box
The Waypoint Management dialog box allows
you to organize your waypoints, routes, and
tracks on your Humminbird® control head.
Open the Waypoint Management Dialog Box
1. Press the MENU key twice to open the
Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the
Navigation Menu tab is selected
Opening the Waypoint
Management Dialog Box
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to choose
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key to open the Waypoint
Management dialog box.
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What’s on the Waypoint Management Dialog Box
Use the Waypoint Management dialog box to manage your waypoints, routes,
and tracks.
A
B
C
K
D
E
F
G
H
J
I
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a waypoint, route, track,
group, or menu option. To scroll through the list, press the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys. To open a submenu, press the RIGHT Cursor key.
To move to the higher level group, or the higher level directory, press
the LEFT Cursor key.
As you scroll through the Waypoint Management dialog box, press
the EXIT key to select the Options menu quickly. Press the EXIT key
twice to close the dialog box.
A
Sort By: Select Sort By, and press the RIGHT Cursor key repeatedly to
choose a sorting option for the waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups
(A - Z, Z - A, Newest, Oldest, Distance, Icon). To start a more specific
search, see Options.
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B
Options: Provides a submenu so that you can set the default group, create
new navigation items (groups, waypoints, routes), and select and edit
several items at once. Select Search By to search by Name, Distance,
Date, Icon, or Icon Category. The Options menu will also change to show
related menus such as Save or Paste.
C
Scroll and View: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to browse through
the full list of saved waypoints, routes, tracks, and groups. The selected
item is highlighted in white.
D
Waypoint Icon: The blue circle icon is the default waypoint icon.
Waypoint names are alphanumeric and begin with WP. You can also
change the icon, waypoint name, add it to a route, and more. If the
waypoint is saved with a snapshot or recording file, see the Snapshot and
Recording View on your control head to view the snapshot or recording.
E
Track Icon: Track names are saved with a date and time stamp, and
certain track information can be edited (see Edit your Waypoints, Routes,
Tracks, and Groups).
F
Route Icon: Route names are alphanumeric and begin with R. To change
the Route name and its waypoints, see Edit your Waypoints, Routes,
Tracks, and Groups.
G
Directory: Shows the directory structure and the currently selected group.
The illustration shows GP001 as the selected group.
H
Arrows: When arrows are displayed on a menu option, additional
information or submenus are available. If the arrow points to the right,
press the RIGHT Cursor key. If the arrow points to the left, press the LEFT
Cursor key to move up to the higher level group directory.
I
Information: Displays the default group where all new waypoints, routes,
and tracks will be saved. In this illustration, Home is the default group.
This field also changes to display instructions.
J
Data Window: As you scroll, the selected item’s information is displayed
at the bottom of the Waypoint Management dialog box.
K
Submenu: After an item is selected, press the RIGHT Cursor key to view
the submenu.
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Save, Create, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your Current Position as a Waypoint: On any view, press the MARK key to
save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the Cursor Position as a Waypoint: On the Chart or Combo View, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position you want to save as
a waypoint. Then press the MARK key to save the position as a waypoint.
Save a Position from the Sonar History: On any Sonar View or Down Imaging™
View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a feature in the
sonar history. Press the MARK key to create a waypoint at the location where that
sonar reading was taken. The new waypoint will also record the depth at that
location.
NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical
waypoint name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint
information later to give it a different name and select an icon to represent
it (see Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups).
Create a New Waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT your current
position, open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select Options > New >
New Waypoint. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the available fields.
See Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups for details.
Delete a Waypoint: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select a
Waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the Waypoint submenu.
Select Delete, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. To remove the Waypoint from
the group, choose Selected. To delete the waypoint from all groups, choose All
Instances.
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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the Cursor Position: From the Chart or Combo View, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position or waypoint on the
display. Press the GOTO key.
Navigate to a Selected Waypoint: Press the GOTO key. Press the DOWN Cursor
key to highlight a waypoint from the saved waypoints list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to
create a longer multi-segment route.
Navigate to a Waypoint from the Waypoint Management Dialog Box: Open
the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select a Waypoint, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to open the Waypoint submenu. Select Go To, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key.
Skip a Waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to
skip to, navigation will be canceled.
Cancel Navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but it does not remove
any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the current route
when you cancel navigation.
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
The Waypoint Target shows a target consisting of concentric circles in various
distance ranges centered on the waypoint you choose. The Trolling Grid shows
various distance ranges in grid format from the waypoint you choose. The
trolling grid can be used as a guide when trolling around a waypoint.
Add a Waypoint Target: Open the
Waypoint Management dialog box and
select a Waypoint. Press the RIGHT
Cursor key, and select Target. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
Chart View with Target
Waypoint
Target
Chart View with Grid
Trolling
Grid
Add a Trolling Grid: Open the Waypoint
Management dialog box and select a
Waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor key,
and select Grid. Press the RIGHT Cursor
key. The grid can also be rotated to any
heading by adjusting the Grid Rotation
setting on the Navigation Main Menu.
Remove Target or Trolling Grid: Press
the MENU key once, and choose Remove
Target or Remove Grid from the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one
time. If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will
lose its target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid
lines on the trolling grid are the same as the length of the scale bar on the left
edge of the display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing,
respectively.
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Routes
Save the Current Route: While you are navigating, the current route can be
saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.
Create a New Route: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select
Options > New > New Route.
• New Route Dialog Box: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the
available fields (see Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups
for details).
• Plan Route: Select Plan Route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The
New Route dialog box closes so that you can select waypoints from the
Waypoint Management dialog box. To add a selected waypoint to the
route, press the RIGHT Cursor key. Repeat as needed. Select Save and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Adding Waypoints to a Route
A
B
D
C
A Save: Press the EXIT key to choose Save.
Press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm the save.
B Selected Waypoint: Press the RIGHT
Cursor key to add it to the Route.
New Route Information: Shows C
the next steps to plan a route.
A confirmation displays each time D
you add a waypoint to the Route.
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Travel a Saved Route: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select a
saved route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Travel, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. Select Forward to travel the route in order. Select Reverse to travel
the route in reverse order.
Edit the Waypoint Order in a Route: Open the Waypoint Management dialog
box. Select a Route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the Route
submenu. Select Open, and then choose one of the following options:
• Select Reverse, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. This will quickly
reverse the order of the route. Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press
the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm your changes.
OR
• Choose a Waypoint in a 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.
Press the EXIT key to select Save. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm
your changes.
Changing the Waypoint Order in a Route
(two options)
Select Reverse OR
Select a Waypoint>
Reorder
Press the EXIT key
to select Save.
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Review Route Information: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box.
Select a saved route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Info, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. The Route Info dialog box displays the waypoints in the
route. The distance and bearing from each waypoint to the next, as well as the
distance and bearing from the current position to the first waypoint in the route
will be displayed.
Delete a Saved Route: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select a
saved route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Delete from the submenu,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key. To remove the route from the group, choose
Selected. To delete the route from all groups, choose All Instances.
Tracks
Save the Current Track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select
Save Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on
the display but will change from black to gray. To remove the track completely
from the display, see Hide or Display a Saved Track and Stop Tracking.
NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit your
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups).
Clear the Current Track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from
the display and permanently deleted.
Hide or Display a Saved Track: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box.
Select a saved track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Edit from the
submenu. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the track to visible or hidden
(see Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups for details).
Delete a Saved Track: Open the Waypoint Management dialog box. Select a
saved track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select Delete from the submenu,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key. To remove the track from the group, choose
Selected. To delete the track from all groups, choose All Instances.
Stop Tracking: Press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu. Select the
Navigation Menu Tab > Current Track > Stop Tracking. Stop Tracking clears the
current track, and the unit will not save trackpoints. See Navigation Menu Tab:
Current Track for more information.
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Edit your Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups
Whether you are creating a new navigation item or editing it, you can use the
same steps to customize a waypoint, route, track, or group. The available
settings will depend on the type of item you are editing.
Editing a Waypoint
Visible on Chart View
Hidden on Chart View
NOTE: The Edit Waypoint dialog box is also available when you select a waypoint
from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: See your Humminbird® Waypoint Management Guide for more
information about groups and the other great features of the Waypoint
Management dialog box.
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Edit a Waypoint, Route, Track, or Group
1. Open the Waypoint Management dialog box.
2. Open the Submenu: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a
waypoint, route, track, or group. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open
the submenu.
3. Select Edit, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select a Field: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move from field to
field, and press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change the settings.
Name: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to move from space to
space, and press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the letter or
number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as
digits 0-9 and some punctuation symbols.
Icon Category: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll
through the available categories. Select All to view all available
icons. (All, Geometry, Alerts, Supplies, Navigation, Recreation,
Fish, Environment)
Icon: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the
available icons used to represent the waypoint in Chart View. The
available icons are determined by the category selected in Icon
Category.
Visible: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the selected item
to visible or hidden in the Chart View.
Latitude/Longitude: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to move
from space to space, and press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set
the letter or number.
NOTE: The available settings will depend on the type of item you are editing.
5. Select Save, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm your changes.
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The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules as follows:
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power on
sequence to view the Start-Up Options Menu. From the Start-Up
Options Menu, you can choose the following Fishfinder Modes:
Normal, Simulator, and System Status.
• X-Press™ Menu: The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most
frequently-used settings, and the options on the X-Press™ Menu
correspond with the current view.
• Main Menu: The Main Menu is a standard set of menu settings which
are organized under the following tabbed headings: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Setup, and Views.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu(s) and the Main Menu options can also be expanded
or simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal (see Main Menu:
User Mode).
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Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key during the power on sequence to view the Start-Up
Options Menu, and select one of the modes described on the following pages.
Also, see Power On for additional information.
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. If a
functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishfinder can be used on the water.
To exit Normal operation, power off your Fishfinder.
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Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishfinder before taking your boat on the
water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that provides a randomly-updated
display which simulates on the water operation.
Simulator
We recommend going through this manual
while using the Simulator, since all of the
menus function and affect the display in
the same way as they would in Normal
operation. Any menu changes you make
will be saved for later use.
NOTE: It is important to select Simulator manually
from the Start-Up Options Menu as opposed to
letting the Fishfinder enter Simulator
automatically (as it will if a transducer is not
connected and you do nothing during power up).
A message will appear often on the
display to indicate Simulator mode.
To exit Simulator, power off your Fishfinder.
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
After you select System Status from the Start-Up Options Menu, press the
VIEW key to display the following options:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View
To exit System Status, power off your Fishfinder.
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Self Test Screen
Self Test displays results from the internal
diagnostic self test, including unit serial
number, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) serial
number, software revision, total hours of
operation, and the input voltage.
Accessory Test
Accessory Test lists the accessories
connected to the system.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected only
if the paddlewheel has moved since your
Fishfinder was powered up.
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Start-Up Options Menu
GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Sky Chart
Fix Type
Satellite Being
Monitored
Satellite
Being Used
Current Latitude
and Longitude
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X-Press™ Menu
The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to your
most frequently-used settings. The options
provided on the X-Press™ Menu correspond
with the current view. For example, if you are in
a Sonar View and press the MENU key once, the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu will display.
X-Press™ Menu
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight an X-Press™ Menu
option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the menu
setting.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily and the screen will update if
it is affected by your menu setting change, which allows you to see the effects of
your change immediately.
3. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting the User Mode to
Normal or Advanced. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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X-Press™ Menu
Main Menu
The Main Menu provides the standard set of
menu options, including the settings that are
changed less frequently. The Main Menu is
organized under the following tabs to help you
find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms,
Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, and Views.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Main Menu (Normal User Mode)
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to highlight a menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a specific menu option
under that tab.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys again to change a menu setting.
• A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll to
additional menu options using the DOWN Cursor key.
• A right or left arrow on a menu option means that you can use the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or to see more information.
• Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
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Quick Tips for the Main Menu
• From any menu option on a menu tab, press the EXIT key to jump directly
to the top of the tab.
• From the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN Cursor key to jump
directly to the top of the tab.
• From the top of a menu tab, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to scroll
to the next tab. You can also jump to the beginning or end of the tab
rotation by repeatedly pressing the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
• If there is a down arrow at the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN
Cursor key to scroll to additional menu options.
• If there is a right or left arrow on a menu option, press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to make setting changes or see more information.
• If you press MENU or EXIT to leave the Main Menu and then return to the
Main Menu at a later time, the menu will open to the same tab as the last
time the Main Menu was displayed.
Note for all Menu Settings
The settings in all menus are adjusted in the same way. Simply use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to highlight a menu option, and then change the settings or
activate the option (see Main Menu or X-Press™ Menu).
Below is an example of how the menu options are described in this manual.
Each description shows the menu option appearance, the available settings,
and the specific control head settings required (i.e. advanced user mode,
international only, view, navigation, or accessory).
Menu Option Name
Setup, User Mode,
and other control
head requirements
Available Menu
Settings
and Default
Setting Description
Menu Option as it appears
on the screen
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Main Menu
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting your Fishfinder User Mode
to Normal or Advanced.
Normal Mode is the default setting when you first power on your 300 Series™
Fishfinder. Normal mode is provided for users who want greater simplicity and
fewer menu choices.
Advanced Mode is provided for users who want the highest level of control over
the Fishfinder. Several menu settings are added to the Main Menu when the
User Mode is changed to Advanced.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight User Mode on the Setup main
menu.
4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal, Advanced, Default = Normal)
NOTE: Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you
switch back to Normal Mode.
For example, the Select Readouts menu option is available when the User Mode
is set to Advanced. If you change the Select Readouts settings while operating in
Advanced User mode, the Select Readouts you choose will continue to display on
the screen even if you switch back to Normal User Mode.
Main Menu
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386ci Sonar Tab,
Normal Mode
386ci Sonar Tab,
Advanced Mode
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Main Menu
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the
MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views
to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the Fishfinder User Mode to
Advanced or Normal. See Main Menu: User
Mode for details.
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
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Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity
of all sonar frequencies.
Sensitivity at Low
Sensitivity at Medium
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Sensitivity at High
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: Various, see below.
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the
Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often
used with Lower Range.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet
deep, you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range
to 50. The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and
will not show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than
50 feet). Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
The available Upper Range settings are determined by your Humminbird® model
as follows:
• 386ci: 0 to 1490 ft, 0 to 454 m (International Models only); Default = 0
• 386ci DI: 0 to 990 ft, 0 to 327 m (International Models only); Default = 0
Lower Range
Settings: Various, see below.
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
“M” will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
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For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in
the first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet), you should set the Lower
Depth Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which
allows you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display
went all the way to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
The available Lower Range settings are determined by your Humminbird® model
as follows:
• 386ci: Auto to 1500 ft, Auto to 457 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
• 386ci DI: Auto to 1000 ft, Auto to 330 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra =
Fastest; Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret. Regardless of the Chart
Speed setting, the RTS Window™ will update at the maximum rate possible for
the depth conditions.
Reset XTE
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Reset XTE is available during navigation. When it is selected, the cross track
error (XTE) will be recalculated from the boat’s current position to the next
waypoint in the route.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
For example, when you’ve deviated from a route to navigate around an island,
select Reset XTE to update the unit’s course calculations from the current boat
position instead of from the previous waypoint in the route.
Bottom Range
(Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On)
Settings: 10 to 60 feet, 2 to 10 fathoms, or 3 to 20 meters
(International Models only); Default = 15 feet
Bottom Range allows you to control how much of the water column, measured
up from the bottom, is shown in the Sonar Zoom View. Choose a small value to
see low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return. Choose a larger
value to see large structure in deeper water.
NOTE: It is possible to set the Bottom Range to be greater than the depth. In this
case, you may see surface clutter in a wavy band that mirrors changes in the
depth.
Bottom Lock
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Bottom Lock changes the mode of the zoomed view in the Sonar Zoom View.
Bottom Lock continuously graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display
regardless of changes in depth. This “flattens“ out the bottom contour but is
effective at showing fish on or near the bottom.
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Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu
(Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI])
The Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu provides
a shortcut to your most frequently-used
settings. Press the MENU key once while in any
of the Down Imaging™ Views to access the
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
NOTE: Menu options are determined by your
Humminbird® model. See the following pages for
full menu descriptions.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Down Sensitivity
Settings: 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20;
Default = 10
Down Sensitivity (or Imaging Sensitivity) controls how the sonar returns are
displayed on the Down Imaging™ Views.
Increase the Down Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. A high sensitivity setting shows
more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the water;
however if the sensitivity is adjusted too high, the display may become too
cluttered.
Decrease the Down Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
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DI Enhance
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog
box.
DI Enhance allows you to adjust your Down Imaging™ View in the following
categories: Sensitivity, Contrast, and Sharpness.
Whether you’re searching the Down Imaging™ data for fish or certain bottom
contour, the most effective settings will vary with the situation. The display will
update as you adjust each category. DI Enhance can also be used during
Recording Playback (see Views: Snapshot and Recording View).
DI Enhance Submenu
• Sensitivity: Controls how much detail is shown on the display. When
operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity shows
weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity
eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky
or muddy water. (1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10)
NOTE: The Sensitivity can be adjusted from the DI Enhance dialog box or the
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. The Sensitivity setting is provided here so that
you can easily adjust the Down Imaging™ data with the other settings. See Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu: Down Sensitivity for more information.
• Contrast: Accents the light and dark parts of the Down Imaging™ data
to provide greater definition. (1 to 20, Default = 10)
• Sharpness: Filters the view and sharpens the edges of the Down
Imaging™ data. (Low (L), Medium (M), High (H), Default = Off)
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Upper Range
(Advanced)
Settings: 0 to 990 feet or 0 to 327 meters (International
models only); Default = 0 ft
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the
Down Imaging™ Views. Upper Range is often used with Lower Range.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
Lower Range
Settings: Auto to 1000 feet, Auto to 330 meters
(International Models only); Default = Auto
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
M will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the
first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet) you should set the Lower Depth
Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which allows
you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the
way to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the settings entered manually.
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Chart Speed
Settings: 1 to 9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra =
Fastest; Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently, the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret.
DI Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber 1, Amber 2, Brown, Green, Inverse,
Gray, Green/Red; Default = Blue
DI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the
Down Imaging™ display.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Flasher X-Press™ Menu
(Circular Flasher View only)
The Flasher X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the
MENU key once while in the Circular Flasher
View to access the Flasher X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on
system settings, such as whether you are currently
navigating.
Flasher X-Press™ Menu
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: To activate Ice Fishing Mode, see Sonar
Menu Tab.
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Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity
of all sonar frequencies.
Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: Various, see below.
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar,
Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often used with
Lower Range.
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For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
The available Upper Range settings are determined by your Humminbird® model
as follows:
• 386ci: 0 to 1490 ft, 0 to 454 m (International Models only); Default = 0
• 386ci DI: 0 to 990 ft, 0 to 327 m (International Models only); Default = 0
Lower Range
Settings: Various, see below.
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a specific depth range,
especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in
the first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet), you should set the Lower
Depth Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which
allows you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display
went all the way to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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The available Lower Range settings are determined by your Humminbird® model
as follows:
• 386ci: Auto to 1500 ft, Auto to 457 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
• 386ci DI: Auto to 1000 ft, Auto to 330 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
Color Palette
(Circular Flasher View, Ice Fishing Mode only)
Settings: Palette 1, Palette 2, Palette 3; Default = Palette 1
Color Palette sets the colors used to display sonar returns in the Circular
Flasher View when Ice Fishing Mode is turned on. The active color palette is
shown in the center of the circular flasher display. The color palettes range
from weak to strong sonar return signals, which are displayed left to right on
the color preview bar. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more information.
Choose from the following color palettes:
Palette 1: Green (weak), Yellow (medium), Red (strong)
Palette 2: Yellow (weak), Green (medium), Red (strong)
Palette 3: Blue (weakest), Green (weak), Light Green (weak to medium),
Yellow (medium), Orange (fairly strong), Red (strong)
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Flasher X-Press™ Menu
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(Navigation Views only)
The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Bird's
Eye, Chart, or Combo View to access the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on
system settings, such as whether you are currently
navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
See Introduction to Navigation and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for more information.
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Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
Waypoint [Name]
(only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint
under your cursor. You can move the cursor onto an existing waypoint and press
the MENU key once, or use Cursor to Waypoint to select a waypoint from the
saved waypoints list.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for more information.
The Waypoint Submenu includes the following menu options:
Edit opens the Edit Waypoint dialog box so that you can edit the
selected waypoint. See Introduction to Navigation and the
Humminbird® Waypoint Management Guide for more information.
Delete allows you to delete the waypoint.
Target applies a target to the waypoint.
Grid applies a trolling grid to the waypoint.
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Cursor to Waypoint
(Chart or Combo View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved
waypoint so that you can locate it or edit it. This X-Press™ Menu option only
appears if you have saved waypoints.
Save Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Save Current Track allows you to save the current track on the display. After
the current track is saved, a new current track is started. Save Current Track
appears on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu after navigation is stopped.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the current track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
Clear Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track on the display and
start a new track at the present position.
Save Current Route
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Save Current Route allows you to save the current route being displayed. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
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Remove Target
(only if a Target is active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu option
will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling
Grid for more information.
Remove Grid
(only if a Grid is active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu option will
only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling
Grid for more information.
Sonar Window
(Combo View only)
Settings: Wide, Medium, Narrow; Default = Medium
Sonar Window sets the size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View. Sonar
Window can only be accessed from the Combo View.
Waypoint [Name]
(Most recently-created waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Go To, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently created waypoint. You must have pressed the MARK key at least once
since you last powered up the Fishfinder for this menu option to appear.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for more information.
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The Waypoint Submenu includes the following menu options:
Edit opens the Edit Waypoint dialog box so that you can edit the selected
waypoint. See Introduction to Navigation and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for more information.
Delete allows you to delete the waypoint.
Go To starts navigation to the waypoint.
Target applies a target to the waypoint.
Grid applies a trolling grid to the waypoint.
Reset XTE
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Reset XTE is available during navigation. When it is selected, the cross track
error (XTE) will be recalculated from the boat’s current position to the next
waypoint in the route.
For example, when you’ve deviated from a route to navigate around an island,
select Reset XTE to update the unit’s course calculations from the current boat
position instead of from the previous waypoint in the route.
Chart Declutter
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Chart Declutter removes all chart layers except for land outlines, waypoints,
routes, and tracks. The chart will stay decluttered for 10 seconds, and then it
will refresh to its previous display settings. To refresh the view faster than 10
seconds, press the +/– Zoom keys.
NOTE: See Chart Menu Tab: Chart Detail Level for more information.
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Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
The Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
provides access to the snapshot management
and sonar recording functions. Press the MENU
key once while in the Snapshot and Recording
View to access the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: For more information, see Views:
Snapshot and Recording View.
Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Start Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording
View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Start Recording allows you to start sonar recording from the Snapshot and
Recording View. This menu option is only available when an optional-purchase
SD card is installed and Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen.
Stop Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Recording allows you to stop sonar recording. This menu option is only
available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and the control head is
actively recording.
Delete Image
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording
View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image. This menu
option is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed, Snapshot
and Recording View is on the screen, and you have selected an image thumbnail.
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and Recording
View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once. This menu option
is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Snapshot
and Recording View is on the screen.
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Delete Recording
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete Recording allows you to delete a single sonar recording. This menu option
is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed, Snapshot and
Recording View is on the screen, and you have selected a recording file.
Delete All Recordings
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete All Recordings allows you to delete all the recordings at once. This menu
option is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and
Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen.
Pings Per Second
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: 1 to 10, Auto; Default = Auto
Pings Per Second allows you to specify the ping rate for an active sonar
recording.
NOTE: Pings Per Second is available when an optional-purchase SD card is
installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen, and the control head is
actively recording (not playing back).
Auto is the default setting for Pings Per Second and automatically adjusts the
ping rate for best recording quality. If there is limited memory on your SD card,
you can slow the ping rate by setting the Pings Per Second manually, but the
recording will capture less sonar detail. For maximum performance, keep the
Pings Per Second setting on Auto.
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Playback Speed
(optional-purchase SD Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Record, Rewind1, Rewind2, Slow Play Reverse,
Pause, Slow Play, Normal Play, Fast Forward1, Fast
Forward2, Stop
Playback Speed allows you to specify the playback speed for a sonar recording
from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available
when an optional-purchase SD card is installed and Recording Playback is
active.
Playback Speed Icons:
Record
Slow Play
Rewind, Reverse
Normal Play
Rewind2
Fast Forward
Slow Play Reverse
Fast Forward2
Pause
Stop
NOTE: You can also change playback speed in the Snapshot and Recording View
using the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys, although you cannot skip to the beginning
or end of a recording using these keys.
NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during
Rewind. This may result in a reduced quality sonar image, since at higher speeds,
not every sonar return can be processed.
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Stop Playback
(optional-purchase SD Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Playback allows you to stop playback of a sonar recording from any view.
This menu option is only available when an optional-purchase SD card is
installed and Recording Playback is active.
NOTE: During playback, the amount of time/memory left to play is indicated by
the status bar. For more information, see Views: Snapshot and Recording View.
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the Main Menu. The Alarms tab will be
the default selection.
NOTE: When an alarm is triggered, you can silence
it by pressing any key. The alarm will be silenced,
and will not be triggered again until a new instance
of the alarm condition is detected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Alarms Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
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Depth Alarm
Settings: Off, 1 to 100 feet, or 0.5 to 30 meters
(International Models only); Default = Off
Depth Alarm sounds when the depth becomes equal to or less than the menu
setting.
Fish ID Alarm
Settings: Off, All, Large/Medium, Large; Default = Off
Fish ID Alarm sounds when the Fishfinder detects fish that correspond to the
alarm setting. Fish ID Alarm will only sound if Fish ID+™ is on.
For example, if you've set the Fish ID Alarm to sound for Large fish only, the
Fish ID alarm will sound when a large-sized fish is detected.
Off
All
Large/Medium
Large
Low Battery Alarm
Settings: Off, 8.5V - 13.5V; Default = Off
Low Battery Alarm sounds when the input battery voltage is equal to or less
than the menu setting. The battery alarm will only sound for the battery that is
connected to the Fishfinder. The Low Battery Alarm should be set to warn you
when the battery voltage drops below the safety margin that you have
determined.
For example, if you are running a trolling motor (battery operated), you would
want to set the Low Battery Alarm to sound before the battery voltage drops
too low for it to be used to start your main, gasoline-powered engine.
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Temp. Alarm
Settings: Off, 33 to 120 Fahrenheit, 0 to 50 Celsius
(International Models only); Default = Off
Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature detected by the Fishfinder
reaches the Temp. Alarm setting, which is either set in degrees Fahrenheit or
Celsius (International Models only).
For example, if the Temp. Alarm is set to 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water
temperature falls from 60 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp. Alarm will sound.
Similarly, if the water temperature rises from 56 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp.
Alarm will also sound.
Off Course Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters
(International Models only); Default = 300 ft, 100 m
Off Course Alarm allows you to set how far the boat is allowed to move off
course before the Off Course Alarm will sound during navigation.
Off Course
Limits
Arrival Alarm
Circle
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Arrival Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters
(International Models only); Default = 150 ft, 50 m
Arrival Alarm sounds when the boat has either exceeded the distance to the
destination waypoint, or has entered the Arrival Alarm Circle, based on the
menu setting when navigating. Arrival Alarm allows you to set how close the
boat must be to the destination waypoint before the Arrival Alarm will sound.
Drift Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 feet, 10 to 1000 meters
(International Models only); Default = Off
Drift Alarm allows you to set the size of a perimeter around the boat’s anchored
position. If the anchored boat drifts outside of that perimeter, the Drift Alarm
will sound.
Drift Alarm Perimeter
Drift
Alarm
Circle
Alarm Tone
Settings: High, Medium, Low; Default = Medium
Alarm Tone selects the pitch of the alarm sound. A brief tone will be produced as
you adjust the Alarm Tone so that you can select the tone that you can hear best.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Timer Setup
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog
box.
Timer Setup allows you to open a dialog box to create settings for the Timer.
You can also start the countdown from this dialog box. When the Timer is
started, the clock counts down from the amount of time set in the dialog box.
• Time: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to set the hours, minutes, and
seconds.
• Save and Start: To start the Timer immediately, select Save and Start,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
• Save and Close: To save your settings and start the Timer at a later time,
select Save and Close, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Also, see Start
Timer.
• Digital Readout: To display the Timer on-screen as it counts down, see
Views: To Change the Digital Readouts.
Start Timer
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start the Timer.
Start Timer allows you to start the Timer using the saved countdown settings
in the Timer Setup dialog box. To create the Timer settings, see Timer Setup.
Stop Timer
(with the Timer running)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to stop the Timer.
Stop Timer allows you to stop the Timer while it is counting down.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Sonar tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Menu options are determined by your
Humminbird® model. See the following pages for
full menu descriptions.
386ci Sonar Menu, Advanced
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Sonar Menu Tab
Beam Select
Settings: DualBeam PLUS™: 200/83 kHz, 200 kHz, 83 kHz;
Down Imaging™: 200 kHz, 455 kHz; Default = 200 kHz
Beam Select sets which sonar returns from the transducer will be displayed on
the screen. The available beam frequencies are determined by your
Humminbird® model.
DualBeam PLUS™ models (386ci) allow you to choose 200/83 kHz, 200 kHz,
or 83 kHz.
• When set to 200/83 kHz, the returns from both beams are blended by
starting with the 83 kHz wide beam return, dimming it, and then
overlaying it with the 200 kHz narrow beam return. The darker 200 kHz
narrow beam sonar returns will stand out from the paler 83 kHz wide
beam sonar returns. The Split Sonar View continues to display the sonar
returns from each beam in their respective windows. The blended
information is shown in the Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View, and the Big
Digits View. The RTS Window™ in the Sonar View and the Circular
Flasher View will only show the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.
• When set to 200 kHz, only the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam
will be displayed in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits
View, and the Circular Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue
to display returns from both beams in their respective windows. The
RTS Window™ in the Sonar View will display the returns from the 200
kHz narrow beam.
• When set to 83 kHz, the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam will be
displayed in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits View,
and the Circular Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue to
display returns from both beams in their respective windows. The RTS
Window™ will display the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam.
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The Down Imaging™ models (386ci DI) allow
you to choose 200 kHz or 455 kHz for conical
sonar coverage in the traditional sonar views.
45°
• When set to 200 kHz, only the returns
from the 200 kHz (25°) beam will be
displayed.
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
• When set to 455 kHz, only the returns
from the 455 kHz (16°) narrow beam will
be displayed.
25°
200kHz
75 Degree Total Coverage
Imaging Frequency
(Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI])
Settings: 800 kHz, 455 kHz; Default = 455 kHz
Imaging Frequency allows you to select which frequency to apply to the Down
Imaging™ beams (455 kHz or 800 kHz). For the best overall image quality and
depth, select 455 kHz. For the sharpest image (but limited depth capability),
select 800 kHz.
45°
800kHz
75°
455kHz
16°
455kHz
25°
200kHz
75 Degree Total Coverage
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Sonar Menu Tab
Surface Clutter
Settings: Low = 1 to High = 10; Default = 5
Surface Clutter adjusts the filter that removes surface clutter noise caused by
algae and aeration. The lower the setting, the less surface clutter will be
displayed.
Surface Clutter
Surface
Clutter
SwitchFire™
Settings: Max Mode, Clear Mode; Default = Clear Mode
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
Choose Max Mode to see only raw sonar returns on the display. When Max
Mode is selected, you will see the maximum sonar information available within
the transducer beam, so more fish arches and better jig tracking are shown.
Choose Clear Mode to see less clutter and more fish size accuracy on the
display. When Clear Mode is selected, the clutter is filtered, and sonar returns
are interpreted to provide more details about the objects within the transducer
beam, regardless of their location. In other words, a large arch on the display
means a large fish has been detected.
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Fish ID+™
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Fish ID+™ uses advanced signal processing to interpret sonar returns and will
display a Fish Symbol when very selective requirements are met. When a fish is
detected, a fish icon and its depth are displayed above the return that has been
classified as being a fish. Three different fish size icons represent the intensity of
the sonar return and provide an indicator of relative fish size.
In DualBeam PLUS™ models (386ci), targets detected in the 200 kHz narrow
beam are represented as orange fish symbols and targets detected in the
83 kHz wide beam are represented as blue fish symbols.
Orange Fish Symbols
Blue Fish Symbols
In Down Imaging™ models (386ci DI), targets detected in the 455 kHz conical
beam are represented as blue fish symbols, and targets detected in the
200 kHz conical beam are represented as orange fish symbols.
When Fish ID+™ is turned off, the Fishfinder shows only the raw sonar
returns on the display. These returns will often result in “arches“ forming on the
display, indicating potential targets. Due to the transducer beam angle, the
distance to a fish decreases as the fish moves into the beam, and then
increases as it moves out again, creating a Fish Arch when this distance change
is shown on the display. Boat speed, chart speed, and the position of the fish
within the sonar beam greatly affect the shape of the arch.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Fish ID Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 10; Default = 5
Fish ID Sensitivity adjusts the threshold of the Fish ID+™ detection algorithms.
Selecting a higher setting allows weaker returns to be displayed as fish. This is
useful for identifying smaller fish species or baitfish. Selecting a lower setting
displays fewer fish from weak sonar returns. This is helpful when seeking larger
species of fish.
Fish ID Sensitivity is used in conjunction with Fish ID+™. Fish ID+™ must be
on for Fish ID Sensitivity to affect the ability of the Fishfinder to identify sonar
returns as fish.
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
Settings: Wide, Narrow, Off; Default = Narrow
RTS Window™ sets the RTS Window™ to Wide or Narrow, or turns it off in the
Sonar View. The RTS Window™ always updates at the fastest rate possible and
only displays returns that are within the transducer beam. See What’s on the
Sonar Display for more information.
NOTE: The Wide RTS Window™ does not use grayscale.
RTS Window™ (Wide)
Sonar Menu Tab
RTS Window™ (Narrow)
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RTS Window™ (Off)
Sonar Colors
(Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View, Circular Flasher View,
and Big Digits View)
Settings: Gray, Green, Inverse, Original Palette, Palette 1,
Palette 2, Palette 3; Default = Original Palette
Sonar Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for
the display. The palette you choose will be applied to the Sonar View, Sonar
Zoom View, Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: Off), and Big Digits View.
• Gray: Light Gray (weak) to Black (strong)
• Green: Dark Green (weak) to Light Green (strong)
• Inverse: Black (weak) to White (strong)
• Original Palette: Cyan (weak) to Red (strong)
• Palette 1: Navy Blue (weak), Purple (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 2: Navy Blue (weak), Green (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 3: Navy Blue (weak) to Red (strong)
NOTE: To change the color palette for the Circular Flasher View, see Flasher
X-Press™ Menu: Color Palette.
Bottom View
Settings: Structure ID, WhiteLine; Default = Structure ID
Bottom View selects the method used to represent bottom and structure on the
display.
• Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
If the Sonar Colors palette is changed, the Structure ID® will display the
strongest return as specified by the palette.
• WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the
display.
See What’s on the Sonar Display: Sonar Colors and Bottom View for more
information.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Zoom Width
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Zoom Width adjusts the width of the zoomed view on the Sonar Zoom View,
which is on the left side of the display. See Views: Sonar Zoom View for more
information.
83 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar only [386ci])
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
83 kHz Sensitivity changes the sensitivity of the 83 kHz beam. Increasing the
83 kHz Sensitivity will display additional weak returns, and decreasing the 83
kHz Sensitivity will display fewer weak returns.
NOTE: 83 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the
83 kHz sonar returns in the 200/83kHz Split Sonar View. The 83kHz sensitivity
can be adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown
in the 200 kHz sonar window.
455 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced, Down Imaging™ only [386ci DI])
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
455 kHz Sensitivity adjusts the sensitivity of the 455 kHz beam. Increase the
sensitivity to display additional weak returns and decrease the sensitivity to
display fewer weak returns.
Depth Lines
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Depth Lines divide the display into four equal sections which are separated
by three horizontal depth lines. The depth of each line is displayed along the
depth scale. You can turn Depth Lines On or Off.
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Depth Lines
Depth Lines
Noise Filter
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, Low, Medium, High 1, High 2, High 3;
Default = Low
Noise Filter adjusts the sonar Noise Filter to limit interference on the display
from sources such as your boat engine, turbulence, or other sonar devices.
The Off setting removes all filtering. Low, Medium, and High 1, High 2, High 3
settings add progressive filtering of the sonar returns. High 1, High 2, and
High 3 are useful when there is excessive trolling motor noise, but in some
deep water situations, the High settings may actually hinder your unit’s ability
to find the bottom.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Max Depth
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, see below.
Max Depth controls the maximum depth of operation. When Max Depth is set
to Auto, the Fishfinder will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the
capacity of the unit). When Max Depth is set to match your fishing maximum
depth, your Fishfinder will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that depth,
so more detail will be shown on the screen.
NOTE: If the bottom is deeper than the Max Depth setting, the digital depth
readout will flash, indicating that the Fishfinder cannot locate the bottom.
The available Max Depth settings are determined by your Humminbird® model
as follows:
• 386ci: Auto to 1500 ft, Auto to 457 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
• 386ci DI: Auto to 1000 ft, Auto to 330 m (International Models only);
Default = Auto
Water Type
(Advanced)
Settings: Fresh, Salt (shallow), Salt (deep); Default = Fresh
Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. In salt
water, you can also choose the shallow or deep setting.
Water Type affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings. In salt water,
what would be considered a large fish might be 2 to 10 times bigger than a
large fish in fresh water (depending on the type of fish you are seeking). The
salt water setting allows for a greater range in fish size adjustment to account
for this difference.
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Digital Depth Source
(Advanced, Down Imaging™ models with optionalpurchase transducers only [386ci DI])
Settings: Auto, 2D Element; Default = Auto
Digital Depth Source specifies the beams that will be used to provide the
depth for the digital depth readouts (see Views and Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts for more information). It is important to set this menu option based
on the transducer that is connected to the control head, as follows:
• If a Down Imaging™ transducer is connected to the control head,
select Auto. Depending on the depth, Auto will automatically choose
the 2D conical beams or the Down Imaging™ beams to display depth in
the digital readout window. Auto is the default setting.
• If an accessory transducer is connected to the control head, select 2D
Element. For example, if you connect an ice transducer to your Down
Imaging™ unit, change the digital depth source to 2D Element in order
to display depth in the digital readout window. The 2D Element setting
should not be used with a Down Imaging™ transducer.
NOTE: Visit our Web site at humminbird.com to determine which accessory
transducers are compatible with your Humminbird® Fishfinder, or contact our
Customer Resource Center.
NOTE: When Digital Depth Source is set to 2D Element, the DI Only setting will
be removed from the DI Pings menu. When DI Pings is set to DI Only, the 2D
Element setting will be removed from the Digital Depth Source menu. See DI
Pings for more information.
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Sonar Menu Tab
DI Pings
(Advanced, Down Imaging™ models with optional
purchase transducers only [386ci DI])
Settings: All Beams, DI Only; Default = All Beams
DI Pings allows you to select which beams will be used to display returns in
the Down Imaging™ View.
Select All Beams to display returns from both the 2D sonar beams and the
Down Imaging™ beams.
Select DI Only to display returns from the Down Imaging™ beams only.
Selecting DI Only provides faster screen updates.
NOTE: When DI Pings is set to DI Only, the 2D Element setting will be removed
from the Digital Depth Source menu. When the Digital Depth Source is set to 2D
Element, the DI Only setting will be removed from the DI Pings menu. See Digital
Depth Source for more information.
DI Pings
Down
Imaging™
beams
45°
800kHz
75°
455kHz
2D Sonar
beams
16°
455kHz
25°
200kHz
75 Degree Total Coverage
NOTE: See How Sonar Works: Down Imaging™ Sonar for more information.
Sonar Menu Tab
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Ice Fishing Mode
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Ice Fishing Mode controls how information is displayed in the Circular Flasher
View. When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real
Time Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the data in
flasher format with additional features including Zoom and Depth Cursor. Also,
the fishfinder’s sensitivity settings are adjusted automatically to accommodate
ice fishing conditions. These settings will apply to the other Sonar Views until
you turn off the Ice Fishing Mode. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more
information.
DI Colors
(Down Imaging™ Views only [386ci DI])
Settings: Blue, Amber 1, Amber 2, Brown, Green, Inverse,
Gray, Green/Red; Default = Blue
DI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the
Down Imaging™ display.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Navigation Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key until the
Navigation tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on
system settings, such as whether you are currently
navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Navigation Menu, Advanced
Navigation Menu Tab
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Current Track
Settings: Save, Clear, Appearance, Stop
Tracking
Current Track allows you to view the Current Track submenu. See Introduction
to Navigation: Tracks for more information.
The Current Track Submenu contains the following menu options:
Save allows you to save the current track.
Clear allows you to delete the current track.
Appearance allows you to change the style and color of the current
track. (Breadcrumb Trail, Dashed Line, Solid Line or Wide Line, and if a
line, the color of the line, or Color By Depth).
• If you choose Color By Depth, you cannot choose one color to
represent the track. A color range will represent the different
depths on the track instead, from light green (shallowest) to black
(deepest). You can change the depth range associated with black
by using the Track Color Range menu setting (see Navigation
Menu Tab: Track Color Range).
• If you choose Hidden, the unit continues to save trackpoints, but
the track will not be displayed on the view.
Stop Tracking clears the current track and the unit will not save
trackpoints. To resume saving the track, select Current Track > Start
Tracking.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks
(Waypoint Management Dialog Box)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog box.
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks allows you to open the Waypoint Management
dialog box. Use the Waypoint Management dialog box to create new waypoints
and routes and organize your navigation data. You can also edit waypoint,
route, and track information. Your navigation data can be saved into groups,
sorted, copied, and exported to HumminbirdPC™.
See Introduction to Navigation and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for more information.
Waypoint Settings
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog box.
Waypoint Settings allows you to open the Waypoint Settings dialog box. Use
the Waypoint Settings dialog box to set the waypoint icon category and the
waypoint icon for all new waypoints. See Introduction to Navigation: Edit your
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Groups and the Humminbird® Waypoint
Management Guide for details.
The Waypoint Settings dialog box includes the following options:
Icon Category allows you to select a waypoint icon category (All,
Geometry, Alerts, Supplies, Navigation, Recreation, Fish, Environment).
The Default Waypoint Icon also changes to match the selected category.
Default Waypoint Icon allows you select an icon for all new waypoints.
To see the most icon choices, set the Icon Category to All.
New Waypoint Icon:
Select Default, and the system will automatically apply your
settings to new waypoints.
If you choose Select, each time you mark a waypoint (by pressing the
MARK key), you will be prompted to change the waypoint icon and
category. To accept the current settings, press the MARK key again.
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Saved Tracks Defaults
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the dialog box.
Saved Tracks Defaults allows you to open the Default Track dialog box. Use the
dialog box to set the default track appearance for all newly-saved tracks.
The Saved Tracks dialog box includes the following options:
Visibility allows you to set new tracks to visible or hidden.
Style allows you to set the appearance and color of new tracks
(Breadcrumb Trail, Dashed Line, Solid Line or Wide Line, and if a line,
the color of the line, or Color By Depth).
If you choose Color By Depth, you cannot choose one color to represent
the track. A color range will represent the different depths on the track
instead, from light green (shallowest) to black (deepest). You can
change the depth range associated with black by using the Track Color
Range menu setting (see Navigation Menu Tab: Track Color Range).
Chart Orientation
Settings: North-Up, Head Up, Course-Up; Default = North-Up
Chart Orientation allows you to select whether the Chart and Combo Views
should be drawn North-Up, Head Up, or Course-Up. The Chart Orientation
setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View (see Views: Chart View
Orientation).
Casting Rings
(Advanced)
Settings: Off to 150 ft, 0 to 50 m; Default = Off
Casting Rings allows you to display a circle around each waypoint on the Chart
View. This menu option sets the distance that the Casting Ring will be
displayed from the waypoint. Select Off to hide the Casting Rings.
NOTE: Casting Rings are not applied to decluttered waypoints (see Navigation
Menu Tab: Waypoint Decluttering).
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Navigation Menu Tab
North Reference
Settings: True, Magnetic; Default = True
North Reference allows you to have bearings displayed with one of two
orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
Waypoint Proximity Flags
(Advanced)
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Waypoint Proximity Flags allows you to display or hide waypoint flags for the
ten closest waypoints to the boat or active cursor. The flags show the distance
from the boat (or active cursor) to each waypoint.
Waypoint Proximity Flags are also influenced by the zoom level and boat speed.
The flags are only displayed if the chart range is less than .5 sm and the boat
is traveling less than 15 mph.
Chart View with Waypoint Flags
Turned On
Waypoint
Flags (closest
to cursor)
Cursor
North-Up
Indicator
Navigation Menu Tab
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Waypoint Decluttering
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Waypoint Decluttering allows you to set the declutter feature On or Off. When
two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a chart view,
the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten and the
waypoint icons will change into small blue icons. Select Off to display
waypoints at regular size.
Trolling Grid Rotation
Settings: 0° to 89°; Default = 0°
Trolling Grid Rotation allows you to set the orientation of the trolling grid in
degrees, where a setting of 0° displays a standard North, South, East, West
alignment. See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling
Grid for information.
NOTE: This feature may appear as either Trolling Grid Rotation or Grid Rotation,
depending on your model.
Trackpoint Interval
Settings: 1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30
seconds, or 60 seconds; Default = 1 second
Trackpoint Interval allows you to select the time period between trackpoints.
The current track can only contain up to 20,000 trackpoints, so longer time
periods cause the track to extend back further in time, but will be less detailed.
Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track. During
slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min Distance to
small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Track Min Distance
(Advanced)
Settings: 1 to 300 feet, or 1 to 100 meters (International
Units only); Default = 16 ft, 5 m
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track.
Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track. During
slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min Distance to
small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
Track Color Range
Settings: 50 to 3000 feet or 20 to 1000 meters
(International Units only); Default = 50 ft, 20 m
Track Color Range allows you to set the depth range that will be displayed as
black, the deepest depth, when Color By Depth is selected as the style for the
current track (see Navigation Menu Tab: Current Track).
Map Datum
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = WGS 84
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the
Fishfinder to match those of a paper map.
North-Up Indicator
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
North-Up allows you to display the North-Up icon on the screen to indicate 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 Navigation Menu Tab. Also, see Views: Chart View Orientation.
Navigation Menu Tab
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Course Projection Line
Settings: Standard, Single Vector, COG/SOG; Default =
Standard
Course Projection Line displays an arrow or line, extending from the bow of
the boat, that projects your current course and shows where the boat will go if
you continue on your present course.
You can choose the style of the Course Projection Line as follows:
• Standard = arrow
• Single Vector = line
• COG/SOG = line with tick marks at set intervals from the boat. The
tick marks are based on the speed calculation.
Continuous Navigation Mode
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to continue to navigate and fish
around a particular waypoint even if you pass over it multiple times.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Chart Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Chart tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: When a map from an optional
purchase SD card is installed, the Chart Menu
tab will change to display menu options that
correspond with the active chart. To manually
select a chart card, see Chart Select. Also,
see Add Maps to Your Fishfinder for more
information.
Chart Menu (Advanced User Mode,
shown with optional-purchase
LakeMaster® and
Navionics® menu options)
Chart Menu Tab
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Lat/Lon Grid
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Lat/Lon Grid allows you to display or hide a grid showing latitude and longitude
lines.
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View allows you to display or hide additional
navigational aids in Bird’s Eye View, such as lights and buoys.
NOTE: You will see more navigational aids with an optional-purchase SD card.
Chart Select
Settings: Various, Default = Auto
Chart Select allows you to choose which chart to use if you have built-in charts
or a map card. If you select Auto, your unit will select a chart automatically.
Set Simulation Position
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Set Simulation Position allows you to set the position of the boat used in the
Simulator. Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the
cursor and move it to the coordinates where you want start the simulation.
Then confirm the position using the Set Simulation menu setting.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. If the cursor
was not active before you began this procedure, an error message will appear. Exit
the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
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Chart Menu Tab
Set Map Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Set Map Offset allows you to change the map offset used by your Fishfinder.
Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor and move it to the
location where the Map Offset will be applied. Then, confirm the map offset
position using the Set Map Offset menu setting.
The Map Offset will be applied to all maps and not just the map that requires
the correction. The Map Offset should be cleared if a different map is to be
used.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. If the cursor
was not active before you began this procedure, an error message will appear. Exit
the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
Clear Map Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Clear Map Offset allows you to clear the Map Offset. The Clear Map Offset
menu option is available when Map Offset is active.
Shaded Depth
Settings: Off, 1 to 180 feet, or 1 to 60 meters (International
Units only), Default = 15 ft, 5 m
Shaded Depth allows you to change the depth used for shading on the chart
views.
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Chart Detail Level
(optional-purchase Navionics® charts only)
Settings: Basic, Navigation, Underwater, All, Custom;
Default = All
Chart Detail Level allows you to select how much chart detail you want
displayed on the Navigation Views.
NOTE: Some chart details are only available with optional-purchase SD memory
cards.
Basic shows land areas, ports, obstructions, and restricted areas.
Navigation shows navaids, landmarks, ferryways, and navigation routes
in addition to the Basic information.
Underwater shows depth contours, fishing areas, underwater wrecks,
tides and currents in addition to the Basic and Navigation information.
All shows roads, buildings, railways, and other notations in addition to
the Basic, Navigation, and Underwater information.
Custom (Advanced user mode) allows you to display or hide chart layers
on the Navigation Views. The available chart layers include Navigable
Canals, Boundaries, Restricted Areas, Coastline, Bridges, etc.
To customize the chart layers:
1. Select Chart Detail Level from the Chart Menu Tab. Press the RIGHT
Cursor key to select Custom. Selecting Custom adds the Custom Chart
Layers menu to the Chart menu.
2. Press the DOWN Cursor key to select Custom Chart Layers, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to access the submenu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor key to select a layer and turn it on (visible) or off
(hidden). All changes take place immediately.
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Chart Menu Tab
Map Borders, shown with optional-purchase
Navionics® Cartography with Custom Chart Layers
Map
Borders
Bridge
(wavy red
lines)
Coastline
Roads
Other
Points of
Interest
(POI)
Restricted
Area
Navaids
Map Borders
Settings: Hidden, MMC/SD
Default = MMC/SD Only
Only,
All
Visible;
Map Borders allows you to display or hide map borders. The dotted lines of a
Map Border indicate an area which contains a different map.
Spot Soundings
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Spot Soundings allows you to display or hide spot soundings, which are depth
measurements shown on the chart.
NOTE: Spot Soundings are only available with optional-purchase SD memory
cards.
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Auto Zoom
(Advanced)
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
Auto Zoom sets the Chart View to zoom automatically based on the speed of the
boat. As the boat’s speed increases, the chart range will increase. You can
continue to use 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. See Viewing Cartography for more information.
NOTE: The Auto Zoom setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
Auto Range
(Advanced)
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
Auto Range, when turned on, sets the chart scale to the lowest range so that
only the boat icon and the next waypoint in the route are displayed. See
Viewing Cartography for more information.
Zoom In/Out: Press the +/– ZOOM keys. Using the +/– ZOOM keys will
override Auto Range. To resume using Auto Range, press and hold the
+/– ZOOM keys. See Viewing Cartography for more information.
NOTE: The Auto Range setting does not apply to the Bird’s Eye View.
NOTE: If Auto Range is turned on, it will override the Auto Zoom menu action.
Vessel Offset
Settings: On, Off; Default = Off
Vessel Offset allows you to display more of the Chart View based on the speed
of the boat. Vessel Offset works with Offset Speed.
Turn on Vessel Offset, and set the speed threshold in Offset Speed. When the
boat is moving below the Offset Speed setting, the boat icon will be displayed
in the center of the Chart 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 that more of
the Chart View is shown on-screen.
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Chart Menu Tab
Offset Speed
(with Vessel Offset turned on)
Settings: 5 to 60 mph, 5 to 50 kts, or 8 to 95 kph
(International Models only); Default = 5 mph, 5 kts, 8 kph
Offset Speed allows you to see more of the Chart View when the boat is
traveling at or above the Offset Speed setting. Vessel Offset must be turned on.
See Vessel Offset for more information.
Contour Lines
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
Contour Lines sets whether the water contour lines are visible or hidden in the
Chart Views. Contour Lines are also affected by the Water Level Offset setting.
Depth Colors
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1 to 10; Default = Off
Depth Color sets the depth shading in the Chart views to Off or Shaded.
Depth Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1 to 180 feet, 1 to 30 fathoms, 1 to 60 meters
(International Models only); Default = Off
Depth Highlight allows you to highlight a depth setting in the chart views. The
depth you set will be highlighted in green. Use Depth Highlight with Depth
Highlight Range.
Depth Highlight Range (+/-)
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 to 60 feet, 0 to 30 fathoms, 0 to 20 meters
(International Models only); Default = 5 ft, 2m
Depth Highlight Range adjusts the range on each side of the highlighted
depth, when a Depth Highlight is active in the chart views.
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For example, if you know a certain fish is holding at 18 - 20 feet, you can set
the Depth Highlight at 19 feet, and the Depth Highlight Range a +/- 1 foot.
The view will show a green band from 18 - 20 feet.
Water Level Offset
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: -30 to +30 feet, -5 to +5 fathoms, -10 to +10
meters (International Models only); Default = 0 ft
Water Level Offset allows you to change the level of the water being read from
the control head. The displayed numbers on the Contour Lines will adjust from
the Water Level Offset setting, and the water level offset will be highlighted in
dark brown.
For example, if the lake is down 5 feet, set the Water Level Offset setting to -5.
Shallow Water Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 to 30 feet, 0 to 5 fathoms, 0 to 10 meters
(International Models only); Default = 0 ft
Shallow Water Highlight allows you to select a minimum shallow depth
setting so that the depth is highlighted in red in the Chart Views.
For example, if your boat has a draft of 3 feet, set the Shallow Water
Highlight feature to 3 feet, and the unit will draw a red band from 0 to 3 feet.
Use this setting with Water Level Offset.
Lake List
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Lake List allows you to view the list of lakes included on the installed
SD memory card.
Sort By: Highlight Sort By, and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to
select a sort option for the list.
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Chart Menu Tab
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
white box displayed on the screen.
Cursor To: Highlight a lake on the list and press the RIGHT Cursor key
to move the active cursor to the location you’ve chosen. You can then
mark waypoints, or press the GO TO key to start navigation toward a
waypoint, or press the CHECK/INFO key for more information.
Chart View with LakeMaster®
Depth
Highlight
Water Level
Offset
Shallow Water
Highlight
Contour Lines
Chart Menu Tab
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Setup Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on which
accessories are attached to the unit.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or
Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Setup Menu, Advanced
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Setup Menu Tab
Units - Depth
Settings: Domestic Models: Feet, Fathoms; International
Models: Meters, Feet, Fathoms; Default = Feet/Meters
Units - Depth selects the units of measure for all depth-related readouts.
Units - Temp
(International only)
Settings: Celsius, Fahrenheit; Default = Celsius
Units - Temp selects the units of measure for all temperature-related readouts.
International Models only.
Units - Distance
Settings: Domestic Models: Statute Miles, Nautical Miles,
Default = Statute Miles; International Models:
Meters/Kilometers, Meters/Nautical Miles, Feet/Statute
Miles, Feet/Nautical Miles, Default = Meters/Kilometers
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all distance-related readouts.
This menu option is available if a Temp/Speed accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once or if the GPS Receiver is connected.
Units - Speed
Settings: Domestic Models: mph, kts; International
Models: kph, mph, kts; Default = mph/kph
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speed-related readouts. This
menu option is available if a Temp/Speed accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once or if the GPS Receiver is connected.
User Mode
Settings: Normal, Advanced; Default = Normal
User Mode sets the menu system to Normal or Advanced. When set to Normal
(default setting), the basic set of menu options are shown in the menu system.
When set to Advanced, additional menu options are added to the menu system.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Setup Menu Tab
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Language
(International only)
Settings: Various, Default = English
Language selects the display language for menus. International Models only.
Triplog Reset
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Triplog Reset resets the Triplog to zero, and will appear in the menu if a
Temp/Speed Accessory is connected and the paddlewheel has moved at least
once, or if the GPS Receiver is connected.
The Triplog provides the following information: timer for elapsed time, distance
traveled since last reset, and average speed.
NOTE: See Views to find out how to display Triplog information on the screen.
Restore Defaults
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Use this menu choice with caution!
Restore Defaults resets ALL menu settings to their factory defaults.
Format Nav Directories
Settings: Press RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Use this menu choice with caution!
Format Nav Directories deletes ALL navigation data (waypoints, routes, tracks,
and groups) and resets 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 (see SD Memory Card Slot: Import Navigation
Data). Contact our Customer Resource Center before using this menu option.
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Setup Menu Tab
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 your Humminbird® online account at humminbird.com
and the Waypoint Management guide.
Select Readouts
(Advanced, Sonar View
and Down Imaging™ View only)
Settings: Various, Default = Off
The readout
position on
the screen
is shown in
the Select
Readouts
Window.
Select Readouts
Select Readouts sets the information to display
in each of the 5 fixed-position data windows
arranged around the left and bottom edges of
the Sonar View screen. To leave the data
window blank, select Off. See Views to change
the Select Readouts.
Data windows can display readouts from
supported accessories such as Temp/Speed.
Each data window can be empty or contain one
of the following information categories:
• Course
• Navigation
• Position
• Speed
• Temperature
• Time + Date
• Triplog
• Voltage
• Time
• Timer
NOTE: The availability of the digital readout information corresponds with the
view selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you are navigating.
Setup Menu Tab
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Default Sonar View
Sonar View with Select Readouts
Depth Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 feet, or -3.0 to 3.0 meters
(International Models only); Default = 0 ft
Depth Offset will adjust the digital depth readout to indicate depth from the
waterline or boat's keel. Enter a positive vertical measurement from the
transducer to the waterline to read the depth from the waterline. Enter a
negative vertical measurement from the transducer to keel to read the depth
from the keel.
Temp. Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0
Temp. Offset will adjust the temperature readout by the amount entered.
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Setup Menu Tab
Speed Calibration
(Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)
Settings: -20% to +20%, Default = 0%
Speed Calibration will adjust the speed readout by the percentage entered,
and will appear in the menu if a Temp/Speed Accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once.
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern
Standard Time
Local Time Zone selects your time zone in reference to the time reported by the
GPS receiver when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight
Saving Time when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Selecting On adds one hour to the time display adjusted for your local time
zone. Selecting Off leaves the time display as adjusted for your local time zone.
Position Format
(Advanced)
Settings: dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss";
Default = dd°mm.mmm'
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position display.
Setup Menu Tab
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Time Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings: 12-hour, 24-hour; Default = 12-hour
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. Time Format selects a
12 hour or 24 hour format for the time of day displayed when Time + Date is
selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts).
Date Format
(Advanced, International only)
Settings: mm/dd/yy, dd.mm.yy, yy.mm.dd; Default =
mm/dd/yy
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. Date Format selects the
format for the date display when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout
on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Digits Format
(Advanced)
Settings: Small tenths, Large tenths, No tenths;
Default = Small tenths
Digits Format adds a tenth decimal place to the readouts such as Temperature
and Depth. Use the settings to change the display of the decimal place or
remove it from the digital readouts. Examples of the different settings are
displayed below. Also, see Select Readouts and Views.
Small tenths
Large tenths
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No tenths
Setup Menu Tab
NMEA Output
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
NMEA Output turns the NMEA* output on or off. NMEA Output should be
turned On if you connect the NMEA Output wires of the GPS Receiver cable to
another NMEA-compatible device, such as an autopilot.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
NOTE: A separate purchase of accessory AS-HHGPS may be required for the
NMEA output function.
NOTE: The menu option may be called NMEA 0183 Output or NMEA Output.
The following NMEA sentences are output when NMEA Output is turned On:
DPT - Depth
MTW - Water Temperature
GLL - Lat/Lon Position
GGA - GPS Fix Data
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output when
NMEA Output is turned On:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
Sonar
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Sonar sets whether the Sonar views are shown in the View rotation. Select Off
to deactivate Sonar and remove the Sonar Views from the View rotation.
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Demonstration
Settings: Off, Visible; Default = Visible
Demonstration controls whether the Demonstration Mode is visible or off. The
Demonstration Mode appears on the screen if you don’t press any keys during
the warning screen at power up. Menu settings cannot be saved in
Demonstration (see Power On and Start-Up Options Menu).
Sound Control
Settings: No Sounds, Alarms Only, All Sounds; Default =
All Sounds
Sound Control allows you to set when the control head will beep or sound
because of key presses and/or alarms.
Screen Snapshot
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Screen Snapshot activates the screen snapshot function. When Screen
Snapshot is enabled, pressing the MARK key creates a saved screen snapshot
on the optional-purchase SD card installed in your unit’s card slot. All active
menus, dialog boxes, warnings and messages are captured and saved
automatically.
NOTE: For more information, see Snapshot and Recording View and
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase SD card installed for the Screen
Snapshot feature to work.
NOTE: If you use your SD card in two different Fishfinder units that have different
screen sizes, the recordings made on one unit will still be present on the card, but
will be represented by the Unavailable icon (circle with a slanted line through it)
on the Snapshot and Recording View on the other unit.
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Setup Menu Tab
Views Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
This menu tab allows you to set the available
views to hidden or visible in the view rotation. The
view will be removed from the view rotation if it is
set to Hidden and will be displayed in the view
rotation if it is set to Visible.
NOTE: See Views for more information.
386ci DI Views Menu
Views Menu Tab
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Maintenance
Your Humminbird® fishfinder is designed to provide years of trouble free
operation 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.
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.
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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 liquid detergent.
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 the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center, please read the
following section. Taking the time to review these troubleshooting guidelines
may allow you to solve a performance problem yourself, and therefore avoid
sending your unit back for repair.
Fishfinder Doesn’t Power Up
If your Fishfinder doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also comes
with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
• The power cable is properly connected to the Fishfinder control head.
• The power cable is wired correctly, with red to positive battery terminal
and black to negative terminal or ground.
• The fuse is operational.
• The battery voltage of the power connector is at least 10 Volts.
Correct any known problems, including removing corrosion from the battery
terminals or wiring, or actually replacing the battery if necessary.
Fishfinder Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started
Fishfinder to go into Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power
up the Fishfinder, it goes into Simulator mode automatically, even though a
transducer is already connected, this means that the control head is not
detecting the transducer. Perform the following troubleshooting tasks:
• Using the Installation Guide that also comes with your Fishfinder, check
to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to the
Fishfinder. Reconnect if necessary, and power up the Fishfinder again
to see if this fixes the problem.
• Replace the non-functioning transducer with a known good transducer
if available and power up the control head again.
• Check the transducer cable. Replace the transducer if the cable is
damaged or corroded.
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Display Problems
There are several main conditions or sources of possible interference that may
cause problems with the quality of the information displayed on the control
head. Look in the following table for some symptoms of display problems and
possible solutions:
Problem
Possible Cause
The control head loses
power at high speeds.
If the power output of your boat’s engine is unregulated,
the control head may be protecting itself using its
over-voltage protection feature. Make sure the input
voltage does not exceed 20 Volts.
When the boat moves
at higher speeds, the
bottom disappears or
suddenly weakens, or
the display contains
gaps.
The transducer position may need to be adjusted. A mix of
air and water flowing around the transducer (cavitation)
may be interfering with the interpretation of sonar data.
See your Installation Guide for suggestions on adjusting the
transducer position.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar readings
seem weak or faulty.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not
positioned correctly (i.e. mounted at an angle, not straight
down), or there is some kind of mechanical interference,
either because it is mounted inside a hull that is too thick
for proper sonar transmission, the bond between the
transducer and the hull is not airtight, or because the
transducer is dirty. Check with your Installation Guide for
guidance on re-positioning the transducer, and make sure
the transducer is clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of signal
transmission.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds,
and high sensitivity readings. One or more of the following sources can cause
noise or interference:
Possible Source of Noise
Isolation
Other electronic devices
Turn off any nearby electronic devices to see
if the problem goes away, then turn them on
one at a time to see if the noise re-appears.
The boat’s engine
To determine whether the boat’s engine is the
source of the noise, increase the RPMs while
the boat is in neutral and stationary to see if
the noise increases proportionately; if noise
appears when you rev the engine, the
problem could be the spark plugs, alternator,
or tachometer wiring. Replace the spark plugs
with resistor plugs, install an alternator filter,
or route the control head power and
transducer cables away from the engine
wiring.
Cavitation from the boat’s
propeller
Turbulence created by the propeller can cause
noise; make sure the transducer is mounted
at least 15” (38 cm) from the propeller, and that
the water flows smoothly over the face of the
transducer at all times.
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386ci Specifications
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ft (457 m)
Power Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS),
4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Operating Frequency. . . . . . . . . . . 200 kHz and 83 kHz (DualBeam PLUS™)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . DualBeam PLUS™: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz
20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20 VDC
LCD Matrix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 V x 240 H
Transducer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XNT 9 20 T
Transducer Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ft (6 m)
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 mA
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . IP67 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes
and dust tight
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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386ci DI Specifications
Depth Capability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 ft (76 m) Down Imaging™,
600 ft (183 m) traditional sonar
Power Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS),
4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Operating Frequency . . . . . . . . . . 455 kHz and 800 kHz (Down Imaging™),
200 kHz and 455 kHz (traditional sonar)
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . Down Imaging™: 75° @ -10 dB in 455 kHz,
45° @ -10 dB in 800 kHz
Traditional Sonar: 25° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz,
16° @ -10 dB in 455 kHz
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20 VDC
LCD Matrix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 V x 240 H
Transducer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XNT 9 DI T
Transducer Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ft (6 m)
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406 mA
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . IP67 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes
and dust tight
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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Glossary
Sonar Terms:
Beam (Sonar Beam) The wide, cone-shaped projection of sound waves formed as sound
travels underwater. See Cone Angle.
Bottom Contour The profile of the bottom graphed to the display as the depth changes.
Bottom Hardness The density (or composition) of the bottom. Varying levels of hardness
can be determined by interpreting the “thickness“ of the main sonar return. Hard returns
appear thin and black, softer returns appear thicker and less black. It is important to note
that a sonar return from a sloping bottom can have the appearance of a softer bottom.
Cavitation The effect of air bubbles created as the propeller rotates and the boat moves
through the water.
Cone Angle The angular measurement of the sonar beam at a specific dB down point
(i.e. -10 dB). See dB Down Point.
Dead Zone The area of the sonar beam that receives the sonar signal after the main
bottom return. Fish and other objects close to the bottom that fall within the dead zone will
probably not be visible in the sonar beam. Precision sonar beams, such as the Humminbird®
20° beam, have a smaller dead zone than wider sonar beams.
Decibel The measurement for sound pressure level, or “intensity”of the sonar return. See
dB Down Point.
dB Down Point The standard decibel level at which the sonar cone angle is measured,
and is written as “@ -10 dB” or “@ -3 dB“. Measurements at smaller down points (bigger
negative numbers) indicate that the less intensive sonar signals are being used for the
measurement.
Display, FSTN (Film Super-Twist Nematic) FSTN is a monochrome display technology
characterized by black, high-contrast pixels. All monochrome fixed mount Humminbird®
products use FSTN technology.
Frequency A measure of the number of sound wave cycles per second of a sound impulse
transmitted underwater. A typical frequency for fishfinders is 200 kHz, which offers a good
balance of performance under many conditions. Lower frequencies, such as 50 kHz, are
capable of penetrating to greater depths, but with less resolution. Higher frequencies, such
as 455 kHz, offer greater resolution, but are limited in depth performance. Humminbird®
uses a variety of frequencies that are optimized for specific applications.
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Grayscale The use of varying shades of gray to represent the strength of the sonar signal
on the display. Traditionally, the strongest sonar signals are represented in black, and
progressively weaker signals are represented in progressively lighter shades of gray.
Noise The unintentional, external sound waves that interfere with the optimal operation
of sonar. Noise appears as random “dots“ on the display and is caused by a variety of
sources. Many Humminbird® products have a Noise Filter menu setting that allows the user
to clear the screen of noise that is difficult to eliminate (also, see Troubleshooting).
Pixels The “picture elements“, or small square blocks, that make up the image on the LCD.
Measured as a vertical by horizontal number (i.e. 640V x 320H), this key specification
typically indicates the quality of resolution. In fishfinders, the total resolution (vertical
multiplied by horizontal) is often less important than the “Vertical Pixel“ resolution because
a greater number of vertical pixels provide finer resolution of targets detected by sonar.
Sonar information on the horizontal axis can vary greatly, depending on boat speed and the
Chart Speed setting.
Power Output The amount of sound energy emitted into the water by the transducer’s
transmitter. Power output is measured using either RMS (Root Mean Square) or P-T-P (Peakto-Peak) measurement systems. Either method is acceptable, but it is important when
comparing power outputs, to make sure that the same measurement system is being used
for both outputs, because P-T-P numbers are 8 times higher than RMS numbers. Greater
power output allows the sonar signal to penetrate through weeds and thermoclines, reach
deeper depths and operate more effectively in noisy environments, such as when the boat
is running at high speed.
Pulse Width (Pulse Length) The length of time that a sonar sound burst is transmitted
into the water. Shorter pulse widths provide better target separation, but cannot travel to
great depths. Longer pulse widths provide better depth penetration, but result in poorer
target separation. Humminbird® varies pulse width based on depth to optimize both target
separation and depth performance. See Target Separation.
Second Return Describes the appearance of a second sonar return below the primary
sonar return (bottom contour) at exactly twice the true depth. The second return is caused
by the same sonar energy bouncing off the bottom once, rebounding to the water surface
and then traveling back down to the bottom to be reflected again. Second returns are more
common in shallow water and over hard bottoms; it is possible to see a third sonar return
under some circumstances. The second return provides useful information to help
determine bottom hardness, as areas with harder bottoms will generally create a second
return. The second return can be used as a guide to set Sensitivity when in shallower water.
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SONAR (SOund and NAvigation Ranging) Sonar technology uses precision sound
bursts transmitted underwater to determine the distance and other attributes of objects in
the water. Distance can be determined because the speed of sound in water is constant,
and the time for the signal to return is measured. Sound also travels very quickly
underwater, making sonar a responsive, cost-effective tool. Sonar is the basic technology
behind all recreational and commercial fishfinding and depthfinding devices.
Sonar Update Rate The number of times per second that the transducer’s
transmitter/receiver sends and receives sonar signals. A very fast sonar update rate collects
more information and provides a more detailed image of the bottom, fish, and structure.
Many Humminbird® units operate at up to 40 times per second when in single frequency
operation. Due to the limitation of the speed of sound in water, the update rate begins to
slow as depth increases to deeper than 50 feet. In very shallow water (less than 10 feet),
however, update rates as much as 60 times per second can be achieved.
Speed The rate at which the boat moves through the water. Boat speed can be measured
as Speed Over Ground or Speed Through Water. Speed Over Ground is provided by GPS, and
is the measurement of the boats progress across a given distance. Speed Through Water is
provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is the measurement of the flow past the boat, which
may vary depending on current speed and direction. Speed Through Water is most critical
for anglers using downriggers, as it impacts the running depth of the down riggers. Speed
Over Ground is optimal for navigation, as accurate destination times can be derived from
this measurement. Humminbird® products allow for input and display of both sources.
Structure A general term for objects on the bottom that present a discontinuity and are
a likely attractor for fish. This includes bottom contour features (drop-offs, humps, and
holes), standing structure (stumps, timbers, brush piles), and a wide range of other
potential objects (sunken boats, reefs).
Surface Clutter A phenomenon where sonar returns are reflected off of tiny objects near
the surface of the water, including algae and even air bubbles. Typically, saltwater
environments have significantly greater surface clutter than freshwater due to continuous
wind and wave action that causes aeration at the surface.
Target Separation The measurement of minimum distance that a fishfinder needs to be
able to recognize two very close objects as two distinct targets (i.e. two fish hanging very
close, or a fish hanging very close to structure). Humminbird® fishfinders provide a very
good 2 1/2 inches of target separation in shallower than 100 feet of depth. Target
separation decreases as depth increases due to the need for longer Pulse Width to achieve
greater depth. See Pulse Width.
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Thermoclines Water layer(s) of distinctly different temperatures that create a sonar
reflection due to the density of the differing water temperatures. Typically a thermocline will
appear as a continuous band across the display at some distance above the bottom contour.
Thermoclines are of interest to anglers because fish will suspend above or below the
thermocline as they seek the optimum temperature and oxygen levels.
Time Variable Gain (TVG) A processing step applied to the sonar return to “normalize“
the data so that objects of equal size (i.e. fish) appear to be the same size, even if they are
separated by a good distance.
Transducer The transducer is part of the sonar system, which mounts on the boat and is
in contact with the water, that converts the electrical energy from the transmitter into
sound energy, and that forms the sonar beam in turn. Internally, the transducer consists of
one or more piezo electric disks that expand by very minute amounts to create the sound
wave. This element also works in reverse, converting the returned sound energy back into
an electrical signal that the receiver interprets. See SONAR.
Zoom A feature that focuses on a smaller area of the bottom to provide enhanced
resolution. With enhanced resolution, the angler can more easily see fish hanging in
structure or multiple fish hanging close together.
Zoom, Bottom Lock Bottom Lock Zoom is a feature that focuses on a smaller area just
above the bottom to provide enhanced resolution. Unlike regular zoom, it continuously
graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display regardless of changes in depth. This
“flattens“ out the bottom contour, but is effective at showing fish on or near the bottom,
and is preferred by many saltwater anglers.
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GPS & Navigation Terms:
Acquisition Time The length of time that a GPS receiver typically takes to determine a
position from at least three satellites. Humminbird® GPS receivers provide very fast
acquisition times (under one minute), permitting users to get out on the water faster.
Altitude The height measurement above sea level. Altitude is a measurement that can be
provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG) The direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from North
(i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
Chartplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position on a Map, along with
Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes. All Chartplotters are also considered Trackplotters.
Cold Start The procedure that a GPS receiver must perform when it does not have
historical information regarding its current location. This procedure typically lasts for several
minutes, and may be experienced upon first power up of the receiver, or if the receiver has
been moved a great distance.
Course Over Ground (COG) The current direction the boat is traveling measured in
degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
When the Course Over Ground is equal to Bearing, the boat is said to be “On Course” and
will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner. COG is often confused with
Heading. See Heading.
Cross Track Error (XTE) The straight-line distance of the boat from the intended Track.
XTE measures how far the boat is off course and also triggers the Off Course Alarm. See
Track.
Differential GPS (DGPS) A system used to improve the position accuracy of the
Department of Defense GPS through the use of secondary “correction signals” broadcast
from ground stations around the coastal United States and on some inland waterways.
These correction signals are provided by the USCG and received by an auxiliary Differential
Beacon Receiver (DBR) that connects to the GPS receiver. The advent of WAAS has largely
negated the need for the added expense of a DBR in the United States.
Distance To Go The straight-line distance between Present Position and the Destination
Waypoint. DTG and SOG (Speed Over Ground) are used to calculate Time To Go. See Time
to Go and Speed Over Ground.
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Estimated Position Error (EPE) A calculation that indicates the potential position
inaccuracy the user may experience due to a variety of GPS factors which include satellite
position in the sky, signal strength, and others factors.
Fix Type Indicates whether the GPS receiver is providing 2D fix or 3D fix. A 2D fix requires
only three satellites and provides only latitude and longitude. A 3D fix requires four or more
satellites, and provides latitude, longitude, and altitude.
GPS (Global Positioning System) GPS provides accurate position (latitude, longitude,
altitude) information virtually anywhere on the earth through satellite technology and
personal receivers on the ground. See How GPS Works.
Heading The direction the boat is pointing and is measured in degrees (i.e. 321°, where
000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). Due to wind and waves, the boat is
often traveling in a slightly different direction than it is heading, and therefore Heading is
often confused with Course Over Ground. See Course Over Ground.
Map Datum Refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that was referenced when
creating a chart (i.e. WGS84). It is important to select the correct Map Datum setting in your
fishfinder when comparing GPS position to a paper chart to avoid slight position
inaccuracies. Almost all electronic charts use the WGS84 Map Datum and therefore, they
do not require setting changes.
MMC (Multi Media Card) An MMC is a postage stamp-sized memory device used to
store electronic data such a maps, waypoints, routes, and other information. MMC is a very
rugged format suitable for the marine environment, but it is not waterproof. MMC is the
same format that many digital cameras use. See SD.
North, Magnetic The principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is 000°).
Magnetic North relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a metal pointer generally
towards True North. However, due to local variations in the earth’s magnetic field around
the globe, the difference between True North and Magnetic North can be greater than 10°.
See True North.
North, True The principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is 000°). True North
uses the axis of the rotation of the earth as the reference for North and is constant for all
points on the earth. Most GPS units default to True North as the setting. The GPS heading
may vary from the boat compass heading because the compass uses Magnetic North. See
Magnetic North.
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Present Position The current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS. The
Present Position is indicated on-screen by a directional boat icon if the boat is moving or a
round symbol if the boat is stationary.
Route A series of waypoints linked together in a specific sequence to define a navigation
path between two points, and saved in the fishfinder’s memory. Routes are often used
when frequently traveling between two or more locations because it is a faster and more
accurate method than repeatedly selecting individual waypoints each time one travels
through the same area. Routes consist of a Start Waypoint, an End Waypoint, and a series
of waypoints in between. Users can begin navigation at the beginning, the end (to run the
route in reverse) or at any waypoint in between. See Waypoint.
SD (Secure Digital) An SD card is virtually identical in function to an MMC; however,
the speed at which information can be accessed is generally faster, the storage capacity is
generally larger, and the card has security features which can be used to prevent extracting
the data from the card. SD is the same format that many digital cameras use. See MMC.
Selective Availability (SA) A GPS system “feature” that can be implemented by the U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) to degrade the accuracy of GPS positioning information. With
SA active, the GPS is accurate to within 100 meters 95% of the time. With SA inactive, the
GPS is accurate to within 45 meters 95% of the time. Currently, SA is inactive and the
consumer can enjoy the greater precision GPS provides; however, the DoD reserves the
right to activate SA at any time.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) The measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance and the speed measurement provided by GPS. An alternate, Speed Through Water,
is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is the measurement of the flow past the boat,
which may vary depending on current speed and direction. Speed Over Ground is optimal
for navigation because accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement.
Humminbird® products allow for input and display of both speed measurements.
Time To Go (TTG) The estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint. TTG is
calculated using the SOG and DTG. See SOG and DTG.
Track A series of saved points that define the past path of the boat. These Track Points are
saved at regular time intervals. Tracks are a useful and quick method to see where you’ve
been, and an easy guide to follow to get you back to the starting point. Generally, all GPS
units have a limited number of Track Points that can be saved before the unit runs out of
memory and begins erasing the first track points saved. Because of this, the user can adjust
the Track Point Interval menu to increase the amount of time between when points are
saved, and thus extend the distance covered by a track. Tracks can also be permanently
saved to memory and re-displayed at the user’s option.
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Track Line (TRK) The planned line of travel between two waypoints, and it represents
the most efficient path between the two points because it is a straight line. The TRK is
measured in degrees (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is
West). See Cross Track Error and Course Over Ground.
Trackplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position, along with Track, Waypoint,
and Routes, but NO MAP in the background. See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid A Humminbird® feature that displays a precise reference grid around a
waypoint. This grid is used as a guide pattern for trolling around a specific area to assure a
more efficient and complete coverage of that area.
UTC (Universal Time Constant) UTC is the “standard time” used in navigation and is
the local time in Greenwich England. (UTC is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)).
WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) WAAS is complementary technology to
GPS that provides enhanced accuracy through correction signals broadcast from Federal
Aviation Administration WAAS satellites stationed over the USA. These secondary signals
are automatically received by the standard Humminbird® GPS Receiver. With WAAS signal,
GPS accuracy is improved to within 3 meters 95% of the time. Outside the United States,
regional governmental coalitions have created similar systems such as EGNOS (Europe) and
MSAS (Japan).
Waypoint The saved location (latitude, longitude) of a point of interest that is stored in a
GPS receiver’s memory. This can include a marker buoy, dock, fishing hole, or anywhere
else the user may want to return to. Humminbird® products offer the ability to name and
assign a symbol to the saved location. Depth, Date, and Time of Day when the waypoint
was created is also saved.
Waypoint Target A Humminbird® feature that displays a precise “bull’s eye” around a
selected waypoint. This bull’s eye is used to easily monitor boat position relative to a
waypoint, and is useful for fishing over submerged structure. With Waypoint Targets, a
quick look at the screen lets you know how far off the waypoint the boat has drifted.
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Contact Humminbird®
Contact the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center
in any of the following ways:
By Telephone:
(Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time):
1-800-633-1468
By e-mail:
(typically we respond to your e-mail within three business days):
service@humminbird.com
For direct shipping, our address is:
Humminbird
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
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