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Solix position accuracy
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:44:04 PM »
Can an external gps puck antenna be added to Solix?



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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 06:22:51 AM »
yes you can.  I use the one that came with my 360.  You do need  a splitter cable as shown below
   
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GPS Receivers. Items per page: 12; 24; 48. AS GPS HS. ​Precision NMEA0183 GPS Receiver with Heading Sensor. Details Add to Cart $199.99. loading image ... Added to your cart. AS GPS NMEA. ​GPS/NMEA 0183 Splitter Cable for ONIX and SOLIX Series. Details Add to Cart $49.99. loading image. AS GPS NMEA
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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 07:17:34 AM »
Does the separate receiver/antenna improve the accuracy or just relocate the point on your boat that is marked. 

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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 07:31:42 AM »
I wouldn't think there would be any more accuracy than the internal GPS  You might do a Google search on high definition GPS and see what is said.  You can also use a NMEA GPS with the Solix.
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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 08:06:27 AM »
What Im most interested in is the accuracy of the boats heading. Its actual location on the water is already very accurate but when you slow down or stop then the direction your boat is pointing in relation to what shows on the screen lags behind.  At least that was the problem with the Lowrance HDS units I had previously.  Adding the external puck increased the refresh rate and kept screen position in line with actual boat position.

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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 11:46:56 AM »
I can't say that I have had that problem.   There might be someone on the sight that can answer the refresh rates between the internal GPS and external heading GPS.  If no one here can answer that question you might contact Humminbird thru E-Mail.
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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 06:16:26 AM »
I am pretty sure that the heading sensor in the humminbird external GPS/HS puck is not created by the GPS function. It is created by some form of an "electronic  compass" .  I have never seen any data on the repeat-ability of the compass. The puck has an arrow on it the must be pointed toward the front of the boat when it is installed.





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Re: Solix position accuracy
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 03:23:12 AM »
I am pretty sure that the heading sensor in the humminbird external GPS/HS puck is not created by the GPS function. It is created by some form of an "electronic  compass" .  I have never seen any data on the repeat-ability of the compass. The puck has an arrow on it the must be pointed toward the front of the boat when it is installed.

Yes, exactly, that give more stability for position ,better that the rate of refresh!







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