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Offline casey1979

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1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« on: April 05, 2011, 02:32:35 PM »
i have a 1197 at the console with 5.430 software everything has been working great....i purchased a new 958c and a interlink box just a couple of weeks ago ....when hooked together i dont have a fixed position on my 1197 and no charts or maps..... it says the gps is connected under the diagnostic screen but dont have anything.....it is interlinked and sharing waypoints  but the only place i can see my maps is on the 958 @the bow.............tia   kc


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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 04:30:38 PM »
kc,
How is the GPS Receiver connected to your 1197 unit?
What software version is in your 958c?

Why didn’t you go with the Ethernet connection instead of the InterLink?

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 06:07:50 PM »
It would be helpful if we had a big map of interconnection possibilities so that buyers could be able to figure out the right products and accessories.
Maybe it would be nice if a customer filled out a form prior to purchasing so that the right match could be made based on his/her needs/expectations.
This should be a feature of the HB web site. Or has customer service left the planet..
On line dating services have a great partner matching interview. ::) :-X :-*
Outlet stores for the large part are not familiar with the HB products and in most cases market other competetor items also. They have only a basic understanding at best. Nor do they care which you buy...only that you buy..
The user is on their own to determine all the possibilities and then try to make the correct decision.
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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 11:13:12 PM »
not sure of the software on the 958 my boat went into the shop today for some warranty work so i wont know the software for a few more days....i thought the interlink was the best way to go? i have the ethernet cable also but have not had a chance to try it yet.....should everything work right with just the ethernet cable?right now my gps is hooked into the interlink and im coming out of the interlink going to unit 1 and 2...im new to this if i would have researched a little more before im sure i would have done differently....but whats my best option now?   thanks for the help    kc

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 11:39:20 AM »
kc,
My guess is that the 958c has older software and needs to be updated and that your InterLink needs to be updated as well.  This may take a series of steps, so in my opinion the “best” solution would be to update the software on your 958c and get rid of the InterLink by using the Ethernet cable connection between the 958c and 1197c Si units.  This will give you more future expandability as well.  You will have to connect the GPS Receiver to one of the units but I would not stop there and connect a GPS receiver to each unit (with the GPS Receiver being mounted as close to the transducer that unit normally uses as I could get it).

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 12:21:20 PM »
so mount a gps reciever for each unit?   that sounds much better .....thanks for the help

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 06:42:20 PM »
Why not be able to share a gps receiver?.
  Look at the cost of two receivers...
Chuck

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 01:37:11 PM »
Chuck both the 958c and 1197c Si are “Combo” units in that they are packaged with a GPS Receiver.  So he should have one somewhere and therefore it won’t cost him anything more other than the effort to install it.  Besides with only one GPS Receiver his waypoints (if marked using sonar data) for one of his units would be more inaccurate I am assuming that his 958c is at the bow).

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 02:15:58 PM »
I would suppose that two receivers at different locations would be more accurate but again are the gps receivers directly on top of the transducer. 
I guess I am looking at a 16 to 17 foot boat with a gps at the bow, a gps at the console and a transducer at the stern. The difference in antenna and transducer would have to be considered for the accurate position.
Which is why we have our gps and transducer antenna directly over/under each other..
Maybe we should make a towable float with the gps on top and the transducer under.
HMMMMMMMMMM...maybe this would help to relieve the interference we so often see. ;D.. :(.. :o.. ::)...
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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
ok i hooked it up with ethernet cable still does not work together.....each unit has its own gps puck..... software on the 958 is 5.210    5.430 on the 1197.......any suggestions??????????  getting really frustrated ive spent a bunch of money on stuff that was not even needed and im still yet to be interlinked.......tia   kc

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Re: 1197 and 958 interlinked not working
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 04:20:41 PM »
kc,
Software version 5.410 turns on the Ethernet for your 958c unit.  Download it and update your 958c unit and try again.

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