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Offline Rdbradleyjr

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New to Humminbird - HELIX 9 questions
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:52:20 PM »
Hello and thank you for the add.  I recently purchased a bass boat and it came with two HELIX 9 units.  The electronics thing is a little new to me as I normally fish waters I know like the back of my hand.  However, I am starting to venture out.  I hear the Humminbird units arenít very user friendly and I donít want to screw anything up or break them.  My questions are;  I have a list of waypoints my father gave to me before he passed for a lake he use to guide on.  Is there a way to enter them manually on my units while I am at home?  If so how?  Also, once I get them entered how do I get my units to show me the rout to them?  Thank you for any information you can provide.  Please be easy on the newbie...


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Re: New to Humminbird - HELIX 9 questions
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 07:27:11 PM »
*Power on the unit in Normal and wait for satellite connection or power on in Simulator mode  ....
*Press Menu twice to get into the Main Menu System  ...
*Cursor over to the Nav tab  ...
*Cursor down to Waypoints Routes Tracks  ...
*Cursor right to open Waypoint Management  ...
*Cursor to highlight "Options"  ...
*Cursor right to open options Menu  ...
*Cursor to highlight "New" ...
*Cursor right to open "New" Menu  ...
*Cursor to highlight "New Waypoint"  ...
*Cursor right to open Waypoint edit Menu ...
*Cursor to highlight field desired to edit  ...
*Cursor left and right to highlight character to change (flashing underline indicates character chosen)  ...
*Cursor up and down to change character  ...
*Cursor to highlight "Save" when finished editing characters  ...
*Cursor right to activate Save command  ...
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There are 2 ways to navigate to Waypoints on the Chart view  ...

1. Zoom out with the (-) button until the chosen waypoint can be seen on the Chart view - navigate the boat toward that chosen waypoint while zooming in with the (+) button as you get closer  ...

2. Press the GOTO button which opens a list of your waypoints - cycle thru to the chosen waypoint and select it - exit out of the waypoint list and a black line will be painted on the Chart view from the boat's present position to the chosen waypoint (regardless if that waypoint can been seen on the Chart view at the current zoom level  ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 07:29:55 PM by rnvinc »

Offline Rdbradleyjr

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Re: New to Humminbird - HELIX 9 questions
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
Thank you for Richie. I'll give it a shot this weekend.

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Re: New to Humminbird - HELIX 9 questions
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 08:13:38 PM »
You can also create new waypoints in Humminbird PC which is free waypoint management software in your Humminbird account when you register your unit at Humminbird.com  ...

Once waypoints are created in Humminbird PC, the waypoints can be downloaded to a SD card and imported into the Humminbird unit  ...

There are help files in Humminbird PC after downloading the program from your HB account and opening the HBPC program  ...

Rickie


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