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Mega 360
« on: February 15, 2020, 08:38:22 PM »
I know that it is a new product, but has anyone used one or saw one in use?    Rickie, did you get yours yet?

         Mike


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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 10:41:36 PM »
Several at bbc are receiving their pre-ordered unit  ... some pix even being posted in the Humminbird image interpretation thread at bbc  ...

Still waiting on mine  ...

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 10:48:52 PM »
Thanks Rickie. I've being following your boat rehab on crappie.com. 

That transducer arrangement looks like it could have been on the minesweeper that my dad was on in WW2.   

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 05:13:07 AM »
Since one week I have got my Helix10 SI G3N and an Mega 360.
My first experience is that stones, trees, etc. is showing up very well.
Fish is hard to be seen.
I will try to improve my Mega 360 settings to get fish shown up on my Helix10.

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 09:15:16 PM »
Since one week I have got my Helix10 SI G3N and an Mega 360.
My first experience is that stones, trees, etc. is showing up very well.
Fish is hard to be seen.
I will try to improve my Mega 360 settings to get fish shown up on my Helix10.


Reports are that darker (less Sensitivity) seems to allow the lighter fish echoes to contrast better against the bottom detail  ...

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 08:29:00 AM »
Thanks a lot - Rickie

I will test the recommended settings on the weekend.

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 04:40:50 AM »
I did some more testing this weekend.

I lowered the sensitivity (darker).
Bait balls can be seen in water column (blue arrow), but not above the bottom.
Maybe there is one larger fish at the pink arrow?

The question is: are there no more bait fish balls in the whole area?
And is there really only one big fish?

The other screenshots are worse - only structure can be seen.

Btw, I switched off "Dynamic Contrast"

Is there anything I can improve?

« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 04:48:52 AM by emerles »

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 08:57:45 AM »
I may be wrong, but on your upper picture, on the lower right corner there are a series of bright specs (maybe 5 or 6),  I believe to be fish.

I have an older 360 on my boat and it takes some practice. Think about the area you are covering, a foot long fish is only a few pixel on the screen.

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 09:08:57 AM »
In your lower picture, just below the sweep line on the left side there are a few more fish specs.

here is something to think about when looking for fish. Your 20 m display is  780 inches wide.  Your screen at its best is about 1080 pixels wide. Each pixel is about 1 1/4 inches, a 12" fish is a very small pattern.

If you see it, it is worth fishing for.

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Re: Mega 360
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 09:28:36 AM »
Thanks for the answer - it is a good point of view what you said.

I will do some more testing next weekend.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 09:30:54 AM by emerles »


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