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Solix / Re: Jig barely seen in RTS
« Last post by rnvinc on Today at 07:54:04 PM »
2d SwitchFire Max will give the most data displayed  ... regardless of frequency  ...

And a higher scroll speed will stretch the available echoes  ...

Everything Else / Humminbird® Announces New Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar
« Last post by newkid4si on Yesterday at 07:06:12 PM »
Humminbird® Announces New Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar
Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published November 13, 2018

Humminbird Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar

Anglers can now choose the mode for their needs, delivering bigger and better fish arches, maximizing detail and target separation with Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar from Humminbird.

RACINE, Wis., November 12, 2018 - Humminbird® is giving anglers another advantage in finding and catching more fish with the announcement of its new Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar, designed to deliver the best 2D sonar returns ever with minimal setting adjustments.

Through its new Low Q transducer, Humminbird allows the user to choose from multiple settings to maximize their 2D sonar based on application and goals. It is included with select new HELIX third generation (G3/G3N)  and SOLIX second generation (G2) units and the new Minn Kota® Built-In MEGA Down Imaging™ trolling motors. The transducer will also be available as an aftermarket product compatible with second and third generation HELIX models and all SOLIX models.

"The easiest way to explain Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar is that we are providing flexibility within 2D sonar based on different frequencies and cone angles," said Justin Freeman, Humminbird product manager. "Anglers can choose Wide Mode, which delivers a wider cone angle and big, clearly defined fish arches to ensure that what you're seeing is actually a fish. Narrow Mode gives you a tighter cone angle which allows you to clearly distinguish fish, bait and structural details and provide the ultimate in target separation even when fish are tight to bottom."

Wide Mode chirps between 140 and 200 kHz and Narrow Mode chirps between 180 and 240 kHz. When combined, they work together to create the most complete 2D picture. Anglers can choose the correct mode for their style of fishing, ultimately leading to the strongest sonar returns ever in a Humminbird unit and a clear screen with minimal adjustments to sensitivity.

For more information, call Humminbird at 800-633-1468 or visit


About Humminbird

JOHNSON OUTDOORS FISHING is comprised of the Minn Kota®, Cannon® and Humminbird® brands. Minn Kota is the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Humminbird is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fish finders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products. Cannon is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories. Visit Humminbird at

JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that inspires more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Fishing, Diving and Camping. Visit Johnson Outdoors at
Is the unit powered with heavy enough dedicated wiring from the battery directly to the unit  ...??

Has the battery been load tested  ...??

Is there a map card in the unit  ...??

Had this problem since I've owned it.  Infrequently, the unit powers off on it's own. I've been able to restore factory defaults, but it usually takes 50 tries and luck before I can even get the settings and proper options to show. 

This time, I can't get it restored, thus the unit is deemed useless. 

Any other tips to get my sounder. 

I'm worn out of playing around trying to race to hit the menu twice and hope that setting will give me the option.  It does not.
Solix / Jig barely seen in RTS
« Last post by bart1972 on Yesterday at 08:44:38 AM »
I can bareley see my jig in RTS High Frequecy.

In the historiescreen of high frequentie my baits trail is not drawn up, there's no positive signal in the RTS piece of the screen in high frequenties.
We must use the higher frequentie 2D sonar because the cone is smaller, therefore the position of the fish is less of a guess.
Not showing the jig is a problem because we target fish which we keep directly in the RTS screen, by driving the boat, following the fish.

If we come to fast in the vision of the fish he's gone, so reacting on what is visible on the history trail is not a good work arround.

Maybee some Solix user with a settings solution, to show up more definition in the RTS ?

My transducer is perfectly horizontal in the water when we fish.
The bait is inside the cone for sure, almost directly under the center of the transducer.

In the attachment you see from left to right:  Di with the fish clearly vissible, 2D screen with the jig trail and fish trail, in lower frequenties and on the right higher frequenties.
DIY - Side Scan Sonar and towfish / Re: Hélix 10 mega G2 Towfish
« Last post by abraquelebout on November 13, 2018, 11:42:32 AM »
Yes, at  1200 khz it's good, but 455 not, i suppose the size of the array it's not good.
i must test an other frequencies in  khz around 455 to get a best result, the helix méga can do this.
DIY - Side Scan Sonar and towfish / Re: Hélix 10 mega G2 Towfish
« Last post by Rickard on November 12, 2018, 06:30:48 AM »
That's fantastic! 100 m with cable is A LOT. Such strong returns at 1,2 GHz with a towfish hanging 15 m above the seafloor should be impossible. I guess it's the chirp-thing that makes this possible.
Software Downloads / could anyone convert this files with son2xtf converter??
« Last post by wami on November 12, 2018, 12:29:38 PM »
i tryed to convert this files but i got the error message "This is not a valid side imaging recording file."
sure, i'm not in my élément with this subject but i learn
thank's 8)
Because of fancy terms like inductive reactance, capacitive reactance and resistance - a resonant circuit acts as a magnet to certain things it is designed for - in short two peizo elements can be hooked to the same wires, but the one that is closely tuned to the resonant frequency  has more "attraction" and  "pulls" the energy into it's path of least resistance, so the Mega SI frequency will "feed" into the 1.6MM elements with ease and it doesn't even "see" the element that isn't tuned to pickup on that "path" near as easily....

Hope that makes sense - as explaining technology isn't always the easiest thing to do unless you're familiar with the terminology or theory.

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