Humminbird 900 Series, 997c Combo User Manual

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Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, America's #1 name in fishfinders. Humminbird® has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing top-quality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbird® is designed for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. In the unlikely event that your Humminbird® does require repairs, we offer an exclusive Service Policy - free of charge during the first year after purchase, and available at a reasonable rate after the one-year period. For complete details, see the Warranty section in this manual. We encourage you to read this installation and operations manual carefully in order to get full benefit from all the features and applications of your Humminbird® product.

Contact our Customer Resource Center at either 1-800-633-1468 or visit our website at www.humminbird.com.

WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent collision, grounding, boat damage, or personal injury. When the boat is moving, water depth may change too quickly to allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very slow speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.

WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should only be performed by authorized service personnel. Any modification of the serial number or attempt to repair the original equipment or accessories by unauthorized individuals will void the warranty. Handling and/or opening this unit may result in exposure to lead, in the form of solder.

WARNING! This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.

NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order to understand the full capabilities of your model.

900 Series™, Cannon™, CannonLink™, DualBeam PLUS™, Fish ID+™, HumminbirdPC™, Humminbird®, InterLink™, One-Touch® Zoom, QuadraBeam PLUS™, RTS® Window, SmartCast®, Structure ID®, Total Screen Update®, TrueArch®, WeatherSense®, WhiteLine®, WideSide®, X-Press™, and X-Press™ Menu are trademarked by or registered trademarks of Humminbird®.

© 2007 Humminbird®, Eufaula AL, USA. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

900 Series™ Introduction

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How the 900 Series™ Works ................................................................................................

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High Definition Side Imaging Sonar ......................................................................................

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DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar ......................................................................................................

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QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar (optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer only) ..........

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Universal Sonar 2 ....................................................................................................................

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How GPS and Cartography Work ..........................................................................................

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Multi-Media Card (MMC)/SD Slot ........................................................................................

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Software Updates....................................................................................................................

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Accessory Bus..........................................................................................................................

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Installation Overview

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Control Head Installation

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Gimbal Mounting the Control Head ......................................................................................

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Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat ....................................................

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Transducer Installation

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Transom Transducer Installation ..........................................................................................

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Trolling Motor Transducer Installation ................................................................................

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Trolling Motor Transducer Options ......................................................................................

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Test and Finish the Transducer Installation ........................................................................

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GPS Receiver Installation

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Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem ......................................................

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Access Under Mounting Location........................................................................................

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No Access Under Mounting Location..................................................................................

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Finish Routing the Cable and Check GPS Receiver Operation ..........................................

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Testing the System Installation

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Getting Started - Using Your 900 Series™

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Powering Up the Control Head

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What’s on the Sonar Display ..............................................................................................

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Understanding Sonar History ..............................................................................................

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Real Time Sonar (RTS®) Window..........................................................................................

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Sonar Bottom Presentation ..................................................................................................

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Understanding Side Imaging

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What’s on the Side Imaging Display....................................................................................

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Side Imaging Technology: How It Works ............................................................................

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Side Imaging: On the Water Interpretation ........................................................................

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Key Functions

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POWER/LIGHT Key ................................................................................................................

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VIEW Key................................................................................................................................

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MENU Key..............................................................................................................................

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4-WAY Cursor Control Key ....................................................................................................

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View Preset Keys....................................................................................................................

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EXIT Key..................................................................................................................................

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INFO Key ................................................................................................................................

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MARK Key ..............................................................................................................................

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GOTO Key................................................................................................................................

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ZOOM (+/-) Keys....................................................................................................................

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Views

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Views and Readouts..............................................................................................................

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Side Imaging View ................................................................................................................

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Sonar View ............................................................................................................................

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Sonar Zoom View ..................................................................................................................

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Split Sonar View ....................................................................................................................

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Side/Sonar Combo View ......................................................................................................

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Snapshot and Recording View ............................................................................................

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Side Beam View (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer only)................

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Bird’s Eye View ......................................................................................................................

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Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View ..............................................................................................

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Chart/Chart Combo View......................................................................................................

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Chart View..............................................................................................................................

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Chart/Sonar Combo View......................................................................................................

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Chart/Side Combo View........................................................................................................

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Chart Orientation ..................................................................................................................

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Viewing Cartography

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Navigation

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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks..............................................................................................

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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint..........................................................................................

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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position ....................................................................................

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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid................................................................................

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Save, Edit or Delete a Route ................................................................................................

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Save or Clear a Current Track ..............................................................................................

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Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks ........................................................................................

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Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation ......................................................................................

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The Menu System

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Start-Up Options Menu

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Normal Operation ..................................................................................................................

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Simulator ..............................................................................................................................

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System Status ......................................................................................................................

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Self Test..................................................................................................................................

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Accessory Test........................................................................................................................

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GPS Diagnostic View ............................................................................................................

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Sonar X-Press™ Menu

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Active Side..............................................................................................................................

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Split Position ..........................................................................................................................

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Sensitivity ..............................................................................................................................

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Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views only) ................

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Lower Range..........................................................................................................................

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Chart Speed............................................................................................................................

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Quad Layout

 

(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer, Side Beam View only) ..........

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Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom View only) ..................................................................................

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Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom View only, when Bottom Lock is on) ......................................

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Sonar Colors ..........................................................................................................................

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Cancel Navigation (only when navigating) ..........................................................................

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Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu

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Active Side..............................................................................................................................

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Split Position ..........................................................................................................................

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SI Side ....................................................................................................................................

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SI Sensitivity ..........................................................................................................................

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SI Range ................................................................................................................................

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Chart Speed............................................................................................................................

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SI Colors..................................................................................................................................

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Navigation X-Press™ Menu

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Active Side..............................................................................................................................

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Split Position ..........................................................................................................................

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Waypoint [Name] (only with an active cursor on a waypoint) ..............................................

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Cursor to Waypoint (Chart or Combo view only) ..................................................................

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Save Current Track ................................................................................................................

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Clear Current Track................................................................................................................

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Save Current Route (only when navigating)..........................................................................

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Skip Next Waypoint (only when navigating) ........................................................................

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Cancel Navigation (only when navigating)............................................................................

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Cancel MOB Navigation (only when MOB Navigation is activated) ....................................

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Remove Target (only if a Target is active) ..............................................................................

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Remove Grid (only if a Grid is active)......................................................................................

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Waypoint Name (most recently-created waypoint) ..............................................................

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SnapshotandRecordingX-Press™Menu (Snapshot and Recording View only)

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Start Recording

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Stop Recording (optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only) ......................................................

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Delete Image

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Delete All Images

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Delete Recording

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Delete All Recordings

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Pings Per Second

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Playback Speed

 

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................

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Stop Playback (optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only) ........................................................

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Sonar Menu Tab

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Beam Select ..........................................................................................................................

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Side View Frequency (Side Views only) ................................................................................

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Fish ID+™ ..............................................................................................................................

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Fish ID Sensitivity ..................................................................................................................

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Real Time Sonar (RTS®) Window..........................................................................................

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Bottom View ..........................................................................................................................

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Zoom Width (Sonar Zoom View only) ....................................................................................

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83 kHz Sensitivity ..................................................................................................................

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455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced,withoptional-purchaseQuadraBeamPLUS™transduceronly) ......

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Depth Lines (Advanced) ........................................................................................................

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Surface Clutter (Advanced)....................................................................................................

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Noise Filter (Advanced) ..........................................................................................................

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Max Depth (Advanced) ..........................................................................................................

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Water Type (Advanced)..........................................................................................................

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Transducer Select ..................................................................................................................

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Color Bar ................................................................................................................................

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Temperature Graph (Sonar View only, with Temperature input) ..........................................

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Navigation Menu Tab

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Current Track..........................................................................................................................

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Saved Tracks ..........................................................................................................................

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Waypoints ..............................................................................................................................

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Routes ....................................................................................................................................

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Chart Orientation ..................................................................................................................

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North Reference ....................................................................................................................

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Trolling Grid Rotation ............................................................................................................

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Trackpoint Interval ................................................................................................................

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Track Min Distance (Advanced) ............................................................................................

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Track Color Range..................................................................................................................

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Map Datum (Advanced) ........................................................................................................

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Course Projection Line ..........................................................................................................

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Export All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................................

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Delete All Nav Data (Advanced)............................................................................................

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Continuous Navigation Mode ..............................................................................................

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Chart Menu Tab

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Chart Detail Level ................................................................................................................

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Map Borders ........................................................................................................................

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Lat/Lon Grid..........................................................................................................................

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Spot Soundings....................................................................................................................

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Navaids on Bird's Eye View..................................................................................................

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Shaded Depth......................................................................................................................

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Set Simulation Position (Advanced)....................................................................................

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Set Map Offset (Advanced)..................................................................................................

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Clear Map Offset (Advanced) ..............................................................................................

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Alarms Menu Tab

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Depth Alarm ........................................................................................................................

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Fish ID Alarm........................................................................................................................

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Low Battery Alarm ..............................................................................................................

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Aux Temp Alarm (with optional-purchase temp. probe or Temp/Speed only) ....................

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Temp Alarm..........................................................................................................................

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Off Course Alarm ................................................................................................................

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Arrival Alarm ........................................................................................................................

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Drift Alarm............................................................................................................................

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Alarm Tone ..........................................................................................................................

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Setup Menu Tab

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Units - Depth........................................................................................................................

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Units - Temp (International only)..........................................................................................

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Units - Distance (with Speed input only) ............................................................................

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Units - Speed (with Speed input only) ................................................................................

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User Mode............................................................................................................................

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Language (International only) ..............................................................................................

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Triplog Reset (with Speed input only)..................................................................................

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Restore Defaults ..................................................................................................................

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Select Readouts (Advanced)................................................................................................

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Depth Offset (Advanced)......................................................................................................

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Aux. Temp. Offset (Advanced)..............................................................................................

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Temp Offset (Advanced) ......................................................................................................

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Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Speed paddlewheel only)............................................

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Local Time Zone (Advanced)................................................................................................

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Daylight Saving Time (Advanced)........................................................................................

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Position Format (Advanced) ................................................................................................

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Time Format (Advanced, International only) ........................................................................

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Date Format (Advanced, International only) ........................................................................

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Digits Format (Advanced)......................................................................................................

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NMEA Output (Advanced) ..................................................................................................

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Sonar ....................................................................................................................................

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Views Menu Tab

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Accessories Menu Tab

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Using Screen Snapshot ......................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting

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900 Series™ Doesn’t Power Up..........................................................................................

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900 Series™ Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached....................................

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Display Problems

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Finding the Cause of Noise

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1-Year Limited Warranty

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Humminbird® Service Policy

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900 Series™ Accessories

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Specifications

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Glossary

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Appendix A - Transducer Mounting Template: XHS 9 HDSI 180 T

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Contact Humminbird®

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NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International only) are only available on products sold outside of the US and Canada by our authorized International Distributors. To obtain a list of authorized International Distributors, please visit our website at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 to locate the distributor nearest you.

NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Speed Input) or (with Temperature Input) may require the purchase of separate accessories. You can visit our website at www.humminbird.com to order these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.

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900 Series™ Introduction

Your 900 Series™ Ultra Wide Screen Fishing System comes in the following configuration:

Humminbird® 997c Combo: Ultra Wide Screen Fishing System with Chartplotter (Maps) and Side Imaging and Dual Frequency Transducer, GPS Receiver included.

How Sonar Works

Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 900 Series™ Fishing System uses sonar to locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as well as depth directly below the transducer.

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System sends a sound wave signal and determines distance by measuring the time between the transmission of the sound wave and when the sound wave is reflected off of an object; it then uses the reflected signal to interpret location, size, and composition of an object.

Sonar is very fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of 240 ft (70 m) and back again in less than 1/4 of a second. It is unlikely that your boat can "outrun" this sonar signal.

SONAR is an acronym for SOund and NAvigation Ranging. Sonar utilizes precision sound pulses or "pings" which are emitted into the water in a teardrop-shaped beam.

The sound pulses "echo" back from objects in the water such as the bottom, fish and other submerged objects. The returned echoes are displayed on the LCD screen. Each time a new echo is received, the old echoes are moved across the LCD, creating a scrolling effect.

When all the echoes are viewed side by side, an easy to interpret "graph" of the bottom, fish and structure appears.

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The sound pulses are transmitted at various frequencies depending on the application. Very high frequencies (455 kHz) are used for greatest definition but the operating depth is limited. High frequencies (200 kHz) are commonly used on consumer sonar and provide a good balance between depth performance and resolution. Low frequencies (83 kHz) are typically used to achieve greater depth capability.

The power output is the amount of energy generated by the sonar transmitter. It is commonly measured using two methods:

Root Mean Square (RMS) measures power output over the entire transmit cycle.

Peak to Peak measures power output at the highest points.

The benefits of increased power output are the ability to detect smaller targets at greater distances, ability to overcome noise, better high speed performance and enhanced depth capability.

High Definition

Side Imaging Sonar

Your 900 Series™ 997c SI Combo uses Side Imaging sonar to provide a wide yet precise survey of a large area of water, including detailed bottom topography and fish-attracting structure orientation. The Side Imaging transducer returns are processed into an image similar to an aerial photograph. Typically, the Side Imaging sonar can search an area that is 720 feet wide (360 to each side), with a typical depth performance of 150 feet when the Side Imaging Sonar frequency is set for 455kHz. The side beams can be operated at one of two frequencies: 455 kHz or 800 kHz. Selecting 800 kHz produces the sharpest image but the search area to each side and the depth capability are limited as compared to the 455 kHz frequency. See

What’s on the Side Imaging Display and Understanding Side Imaging for more information.

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DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System uses a 200/83 kHz DualBeam PLUS™ sonar system with a wide (60°) area of coverage. DualBeam PLUS™ sonar has a narrowly focused 20° center beam, surrounded by a second beam of 60°, expanding your coverage to an area equal to your depth. In 20 feet of water, the wider beam covers an area 20 feet wide. The 20° center beam is focused on the bottom, to show you structure, weeds and cover. The 60° wide beam is hunting for fish in the wide coverage area. DualBeam PLUS™ sonar returns can be blended together, viewed separately or compared side-by-side. DualBeam PLUS™ is ideal for a wide range of conditions - from shallow to very deep water in both fresh and salt water. Depth capability is affected by such factors as boat speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water conditions and transducer installation.

QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar

(optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer only)

Your 900 Series™ 997c Combo supports the optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer. QuadraBeam PLUS™ sonar provides an extremely wide (90°) area of coverage. QuadraBeam PLUS™ starts with two fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish, bait and structure to the left and right of the boat over an area of the bottom that’s always equal to twice your depth.

For a detailed view below the boat, QuadraBeam PLUS™ uses DualBeam PLUS™ technology, with precision 20° and wide 60° beams. QuadraBeam PLUS™ finds more fish faster, and can even tell you where to put your bait by showing if fish are to the left, right or directly beneath your boat.

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Universal Sonar 2

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-of-the- art, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the lower unit of Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is concealed inside the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of harm’s way, with no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features new temperature sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™ technology. An expanded view and greater bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of the water below, along with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.

How GPS and Cartography Work

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System also supports GPS and chartplotting, and uses GPS and sonar to determine your position, display it on a grid, and provide detailed underwater information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite navigation system designed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may also take advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within +/- 10 meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the time, the GPS receiver will read a location within 10 meters of your actual position. Your GPS Receiver also uses information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation System), EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and MSAS (the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are available in your area.

GPS uses a constellation of 24 satellites that continually send radio signals to the earth. Your present position is determined by receiving signals from up to 16 satellites and measuring the distance from the satellites.

All satellites broadcast a uniquely coded signal once per second at exactly the same time. The GPS receiver on your boat receives signals from satellites that are visible to it. Based on time differences between each received signal, the GPS receiver determines its distance to each satellite. With distances known, the GPS receiver mathematically triangulates its own position. With once per second updates, the GPS receiver then calculates its velocity and bearing.

The GPS Receiver included with your 900 Series™ Fishing System allows you to combine easy-to-use FishingGPS® chartplotter and navigation capabilities with advanced fishfinding.

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Inserting an MMC/SD into the Card Slot

The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 900 Series™ Fishing System when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:

View current position

View current track (breadcrumb trail)

View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver

Save tracks, waypoints and routes

Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next.

Your 900 Series™ supports Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and HotMaps™ Premium on MMC or SD card media.

NOTE: Your 900 Series™ does not support Navionics® Classic Charts, only Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™, and HotMaps™ Premium.

Your unit also comes with a built-in UniMap™ with a more detailed map of North America (Domestic models) or a more detailed map of Europe and Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand (International models).

Your 900 Series™ uses the GPS Receiver to determine the position of the boat automatically, and uses the zoom level settings on a particular view to select the best chart to display. See Viewing Cartography for more information.

Multi-Media Card

(MMC)/SD Slot

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System also has a multi-media card (MMC)/SD slot that is used to insert optional-purchase cards containing additional detailed maps. If you insert an MMC/SD that contains a more detailed chart for a particular location, your 900 Series™ Fishing System will retrieve that chart and display it automatically. Use the

illustration to locate the position of the MMC/SD slot cover, remove the MMC/SD slot cover, then insert the MMC/SD into the slot. The label on the MMC/SD should face toward the left side of the unit. Press down on the card until it clicks into place and replace the slot cover. Then, replace and tighten snugly - do NOT overtighten, as this will not improve water resistance, and may damage the cover.

Software Updates

Use the MMC/SD slot to update the software version of your control head. To update the software in your control head, plug in the appropriate MMC/SD card that contains a software update file; the unit will recognize it, will tell you what software version your control head is currently running, and will ask you if you want to update the software in the unit to match that on the MMC/SD card. You can obtain software updates from the www.humminbird.com website.

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Accessory Bus

Use the Accessory Bus to expand the functionality of your 900 Series™. Accessories plug directly into the 900 Series™, enabling Advanced features such as WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link. Additional tabs and menu choices will be added to the menu system automatically when

Accessory Bus an accessory is plugged into the unit. In addition, multiple accessories can be attached simultaneously. See Accessories Menu Tab and 900 Series™ Accessories in this manual, as well as your accessory Operations Manual for additional details.

NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link require separate purchases. You can visit our website at www.humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.

Installation Overview

Please read all instructions that are relevant for your configuration before beginning the installation process.

NOTE: Installation procedures will depend on product configuration.

The 900 Series™ has a wide variety of configurations.

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Accessory Bus

 

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GPS Receiver

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Inside the boat there is often a channel or conduit used for other wiring, this can be used to route cables. Be sure to route the cable as far as practical from the antenna cable of VHF radios or tachometer cables to reduce the possibility of interference. The transducer and GPS receiver cables should not be cut, and care should be used not to damage the cable insulation.

Basic installation tasks that you must perform include:

Installing the control head (choosing either gimbal or in-dash mounting, where in-dash mounting requires a separate purchase)

Installing the transducer (choosing either the transom mount, inside the hull mount, or trolling motor mounting method)

Installing the GPS Receiver (if included)

Testing the complete installation and locking the transducer position.

NOTE: Accessories may require a separate purchase. You can visit our website at www.humminbird.com to order these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.

Gimbal Mounting the Control Head

If you are gimbal mounting the Humminbird® 900 Series™, you can preassemble the unit in order to plan the best mounting location.

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Control Head Installation

You have two choices for mounting your 900 Series™ control head, Gimbal mounting, where you use a surface on the boat, such as the dash, to mount the control head so that it can be tilted up or down, or In-dash mounting, which requires a separate purchase.

In addition to the hardware supplied with your control head, you will need a powered hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a Phillips head screwdriver, a socket wrench and a flat head screwdriver, a marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask, and marine-grade silicone sealant.

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1.Place the control head into the gimbal bracket. Make sure that the straight side of the gimbal arm is against the back side of the control head.

2.Place a 1" (25 mm) diameter black washer on the gimbal knob and then thread the knob and washer into the housing. Tighten the gimbal knob to secure the 900 Series™ control head to the mount. Repeat step 2 for the other side.

You can now place the control head in various locations to decide which is best for mounting. Rotating the mounting bracket to the top of the control head will allow for overhead mounting. The chosen mounting area should allow for sufficient room so the control head can pivot through the full tilt range and allow for easy removal and installation.

NOTE: You can drill the cable pass hole underneath the gimbal bracket, allowing you to thread the cables through the knock-out holes in the mount; however, if you cannot drill the hole directly under the mounting bracket, then you will need to drill the cable pass hole behind the bracket, and will need to mount the hole cover there instead.

NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating. Fill all holes with marine grade silicone sealant.

NOTE: You must have underside access to the mounting location to pass the cables through to the surface. Also, make sure that the mounting surface is adequately supported to protect the control head from excessive wave shock and vibration and provide visibility while in operation.

3.After the mounting location has been determined, loosen the gimbal knobs and remove the control head from the gimbal bracket.

NOTE: Alternate hole patterns are available on the gimbal mounting bracket, and may match existing holes on the boat. You may choose to use one of these alternate hole patterns.

4.Place the gimbal bracket in the chosen position on the mounting surface and mark the four mounting screw locations using a pencil or center punch.

NOTE: Go to the installation instructions applicable to your transducer, GPS Receiver and accessories. Make the required installations and then run the cables to your control head mounting location. Do not cut any cabling (except the power cable). If your cables are too short, extensions are available from your local dealer or online from www.humminbird.com.

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5.Set the gimbal bracket aside and drill the four mounting screw holes using a 5/32" (4.0 mm) drill bit.

6a. If the cables must pass through a hole directly beneath the mounting bracket, mark and drill an additional 1" (25 mm) hole centered between the four mounting holes. Route the cables through the 1" hole. Place the hole cover over the mounting surface

hole, then use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws. Remove the hole cover, drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64" bit. Do not install the hole cover at this time.

6b. If the cables cannot be routed directly beneath the mounting bracket, mark and drill a 1" (25 mm) hole that will allow you to run the cables close to the bracket. Pass the cables through the 1" (25 mm) hole, routing the cables through the grommet and pressing the grommet into place. Place the hole cover over the mounting surface hole, then use it to mark the position of the two mounting screws. Remove the hole cover, drill the two mounting holes using a 9/64" (3.5 mm) bit, fill them with marine-grade silicone, then replace the hole cover and insert the #8 Phillips countersink wood screws.

Hand-tighten only.

7.Place the mounting bracket on the mounting surface aligned with the drilled holes and fill the mounting holes with marine grade silicone. Insert the four #10 Slotted-Hex wood screws into the mounting holes. Hand-tighten only.

8.If the cable pass through hole is beneath the mounting bracket, you will need to install the hole cover. Place the hole cover over the mounting bracket cable pass thru hole and align with holes drilled in step 6a. Insert the #8 Phillips countersink wood screws. Hand tighten only.

NOTE: Be sure that the cables pass through the slots on the hole cover and that there is enough cable slack to allow for the control head to pivot through its full tilt range. Extra cable slack will also help when connecting/disconnecting the cables.

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Cables Routed Directly Beneath Mounting Bracket

Cables Routed Behind Mounting Bracket

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9. Insert cable connectors into the proper recesses on the cable collector insert. The cable connectors are keyed to prevent reverse installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into the wrong slots. If you don’t have a cable for every hole in the insert, install the blank plugs to protect the control head from the weather.

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10. While holding cables in place in the cable collector insert, thread the cables through the slot in the bottom of the cable collector cover, line up the cable collector insert and cover, then slide the cover into place on the insert.

NOTE: The tab on the Cable Collector insert goes into the slot on the cover.

10.Attach the cable collector insert to the cable collector cover using the 2 Phillips screws provided.

11.Place the control head back onto the mounting bracket. Plug in the cable collector assembly to the back of the control head. Cable connectors and cable sockets are keyed to prevent reverse installation, so be careful not to force the connectors into the wrong sockets. Once the cable collector and all cables are plugged into the back of the control head, lock the assembly into place by threading the knurled screw into the threaded insert on the back of the housing. Adjust the control head to the desired viewing angle and secure by tightening the gimbal knobs.

NOTE: You may wish to dress the cabling with nylon wire ties in order to hold the cables together and create a cleaner assembly.

The Humminbird® 900 Series™ control head is now ready for operation.

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Connecting the Control Head Power Cable to the Boat

A 6' (2 m) long power cable is included to supply power to the control head. You may shorten or lengthen the cable using 18 gauge multi-stranded copper wire.

CAUTION: Some boats have 24 or 36 Volt electric systems, but the control head MUST be connected to a 12 VDC power supply.

The control head power cable can be connected to the electrical system of the boat at one of two places: a fuse panel usually located near the console, or directly to the battery.

POSITIVE

GROUND

NOTE: Make sure that the power cable is disconnected from the control head at the beginning of this procedure.

NOTE: Humminbird® is not responsible for over-voltage or over-current failures. The control head must have adequate protection through the proper selection and installation of a 3 amp fuse.

1a. If a fuse terminal is available, use crimp-on type electrical connectors (not included) that match the terminal on the fuse panel. Attach the black wire to ground (-), and the red wire to positive (+) 12 VDC power. Install a 3 amp fuse (not included) for protection of the unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for overvoltage of over-current failures.

or...

1b. If you need to wire the control head directly to a battery, obtain and install an inline fuse holder and a 3 amp fuse (not included) for the protection of the unit. Humminbird® is not responsible for overvoltage or over-current failures.

NOTE: In order to minimize the potential for interference with other marine electronics, a separate power source (such as a second battery) may be necessary.

You are now ready to install the transducer. Find the section that refers to your specific transducer installation method.

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Transducer Installation

There are two different installation methods for your transducer:

Transom Transducer

Trolling Motor Transducer.

Find the section that describes the method of installation you will be using.

The Side Imaging transducer has some special requirements because of its side viewing capabilities:

The Side Imaging transducer must NOT have anything obstructing the ‘view’ of the side looking beams, i.e. nothing can be in the line of sight of these beams (not a hull, motor, or other transducer, etc).

NOTE: You may need to tilt the motor up and out of the way when using the side looking beams.

In order for the side beams to be displayed accurately, the transducer must be mounted so that it is looking straight down in the water when the boat is in the water.

Transducer Position

 

Motor Position

 

 

 

NOTE: If the included transducer will not work for your application, you may exchange it, NEW and UNASSEMBLED, with mounting hardware included, for a transducer appropriate for your application - often at very little or no charge depending on the transducer. Call the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details and pricing, or visit www.humminbird.com.

NOTE: Due to the wide variety of hulls, only general instructions are presented in this installation guide. Each boat hull represents a unique set of requirements that should be evaluated prior to installation. In addition to the hardware supplied with your transducer, you will need a powered hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including a ruler or straightedge, a marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask, and marine-grade silicone sealant.

NOTE: Please read all instructions carefully and completely before beginning the installation process.

NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.

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Transom Transducer Installation

If you will be installing a transom mounted transducer, use the procedures in this section. There are two pieces to the transducer mount assembly: the pivot, and the bracket. Your transducer comes with a two-piece metal and plastic bracket assembly. There are several procedures you will have to perform in order to install a transom-mounted transducer. They are:

Determine transducer mounting location

Mount the bracket to the boat

Attach the pivot to the transducer

Mount the transducer pivot assembly to the bracket

Adjust the running position of the transducer

Route the transducer cable

Perform a final test of the transom transducer installation.

Areas of Possible Turbulence

Stepped Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To determine transducer mounting location:

NOTE: If transom mounting is not possible because of a stepped hull or cavitation noise, trolling motor installation may be an option. See Trolling Motor Transducer Installation for more information.

1.First, determine the best location on the transom to install the transducer. Consider the following to find the best location:

It is very important to locate the transducer in an area which is relatively free of turbulent water. As a boat moves through the water, turbulence is generated by the weight of the boat, and the thrust of the propeller(s) - either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This turbulent water is normally confined to areas immediately aft of ribs, strakes or rows of rivets on the bottom of the boat, and in the immediate area of the propeller(s). Clockwise propellers create more turbulence on the port side. On outboard or inboard/outboard boats, it is best to locate the transducer at least 15" (380 mm) to the side of the propeller(s).

Deadrise Angle

Rivets

Strakes

Step

Rib

Transom

 

Hull

 

The best way to locate turbulence-free water is to view the transom while the boat is moving. This method is recommended if maximum high-speed operation is a high priority. If this is not possible, select a location on the transom where the hull forward of this location is smooth, flat and free of protrusions or ribs.

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The hydrodynamic shape of your transducer allows it to point straight down without deadrise adjustment.

On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to mount the transducer on the step. Do not mount the transducer on the transom behind a step to avoid popping the transducer out of the water at higher speeds; the transducer must remain in the water for the control head to maintain the sonar signal.

If the transom is behind the propeller(s), it may be impossible to find an area clear from turbulence, and a different mounting technique or transducer type should be considered (see Trolling Motor Transducer Installation).

The Side Imaging transducer must NOT have anything obstructing the ‘view’ of the side looking beams, i.e. nothing can be in the line of sight of these beams (not a hull, motor, or other transducer, etc).

To mount the transducer bracket to the boat:

1.Remove the transducer mounting template from this manual. See Appendix A for the Transducer Mounting Template.

15” (380 mm) from prop(s)

2.Hold the template on the transom of the boat in the location where the transducer will be installed. Align the template vertically, matching the lower edge of the transom with the bottom corner of the template. If your propeller moves clockwise as the boat moves forward, mount the transducer on the starboard side, and use the bottom left corner of the template. If your propeller moves counterclockwise as the boat moves forward, mount the transducer on the port side, and use the bottom right corner of the template.

3.Using a pencil or punch, mark the three mounting holes on the transom. Do not mark or drill any other holes at this time.

4.Using a 5/32" (4.0 mm) bit, drill the three holes to a depth of approximately 1" (25 mm). On fiberglass hulls, it is best to use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating. Use a marine-grade silicone sealant to fill the drilled holes.

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Attaching the Bracket

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5.Align the metal mounting bracket with the mounting holes. The center slot should be above the two outer slots. (This bracket and all other hardware supplied is top quality stainless steel for maximum strength and corrosion protection.) Insert the three 1" (25 mm) flat head wood screws into the drilled holes, but do not completely tighten.

To attach the pivot to the transducer:

1.Attach the pivot to the transducer body, using the two 1/4"-20 x 5/8" (16 mm) machine screws, toothed washers, and square nuts. The toothed washers must fit on the inside of the transducer ears, between the pivot and the ears. The square nuts will be prevented from rotating by the pocket in the back of the pivot. An Allen wrench is provided which fits all the 1/4"-20 screws, but do not fully tighten the screws at this time.

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To mount the transducer pivot assembly to the bracket:

1.Slide the assembled transducer into the metal bracket from the bottom, aligning the large hole at the top of the bracket with the hole in the pivot.

2.Insert the headed pin through the pivot holes in the bracket and pivot. The headed pin can be inserted from either side of the bracket.

3.Place the nylon washer over the opposite end of the headed pin. Place the stainless washer over the 1/4"-20 x 5/8" (16 mm) screw threads, then insert into the opposite end of the headed pin and finger tighten only. The screw has a thread locking compound on the threads to prevent loosening, and should not be fully tightened until all adjustments are made.

NOTE: The running position of the transducer is now completely adjustable. Subsequent adjustment may be necessary to tweak the installation after high speed testing.

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To adjust the running position of the transducer:

The transducer mounting bracket allows height and tilt adjustment, while the pivot bolt allows angular adjustment. These adjustments will help reduce cavitation. Initially, adjust the transducer as described in the following paragraphs. Further adjustment may be necessary to refine the installation after high-speed testing.

Normal Cavitation

Cavitation that will cause

 

erratic sonar readings

1.First, adjust the pivot angle of the transducer body, so it is parallel with the length of the hull of the boat.

2.Fully tighten the two pivot screws, using the supplied Allen wrench. Access to the pivot screws is provided by the lower holes in the side of the mounting bracket. It may be necessary to re-tighten the pivot bolt after initial use as the plastic may still be conforming to the pressure from the lock washers.

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Tighten the Mounting

Screws

3.Adjust the height of the assembly so the face of the transducer is 1/8" (3 mm) to 1/4" (6 mm) beneath the bottom of the transom, and fully tighten the three mounting screws.

4.In order to gain access to the mounting screws, the transducer assembly must be pivoted up in the bracket as shown. Be careful not to alter the running angle as some force is necessary to pivot the assembly.

5.If access to the top mounting hole is not possible due to the selected height of the transducer, fully tighten the two lower screws, then simply remove the headed pivot pin and the transducer assembly, and tighten the top screw, then reassemble.

6.Confirm that the pivot angle has not changed and that all mounting screws are fully tightened.

To route the transom transducer cable:

The transducer cable has a low profile connector that must be routed to the point where the control head is mounted. There are several ways to route the transducer cable to the area where the control head will be installed. The most common procedure routes the cable through the transom into the boat.

NOTE: Your boat may have a pre-existing wiring channel or conduit that you can use for the transducer cable.

1.Unplug the other end of the transducer cable from the control head. Make sure that the cable is long enough to accommodate the planned route by running the cable over the transom.

CAUTION! Do not cut or shorten the transducer cable, and try not to damage the cable insulation. Route the cable as far as possible from any VHF radio antenna cables or tachometer cables to reduce the possibility of interference. If the cable is too short, extension cables are available to extend the transducer cable up to a total of 50' (15 m). For assistance, contact the Customer Resource Center at www.humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468 for more information.

NOTE: Since the transducer may need to pivot up to 90° in the bracket if it strikes an object, make sure there is sufficient cable slack to accommodate this motion. It is best to route the cable to the side of the transducer so the cable will not be damaged by the rotation of the transducer.

2.If you will be routing the cable through a hole in the transom, drill a 5/8" diameter (16 mm) hole above the waterline. Route the cable through this hole, then fill the hole with marine-grade silicone sealant and proceed to the next step immediately.

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Routing the Cable

3. Place the escutcheon plate over

5/8” Hole

the cable hole and use it as a guide

to mark the two escutcheon plate

 

Escutcheon

mounting holes. Remove the plate,

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Cable Clamp

hole and attach with two #8 x 5/8"

 

 

(16 mm) wood screws.

 

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attaching the cable clamp to the

 

transom; drill one 9/64" dia. (3.5

 

mm) x 5/8" deep (16 mm) hole,

 

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control head connection holder.

To perform a final test of the transom transducer installation:

After transom transducer installation, please perform the final testing and then finalize the installation (see Test and Finish the Transducer Installation).

Trolling Motor Transducer Installation

If you want to install the transducer on a trolling motor, use this procedure. Several styles of the transducer are compatible with trolling motor mounting. If you have a trolling motor bracket, refer to the separate installation instructions that are included with the bracket.

NOTE: After trolling motor transducer installation, please perform the final testing and then finalize the installation (see Test and Finish the Transducer Installation).

Trolling Motor Transducer Options

If you don’t have a trolling motor transducer, there are several options:

• You may purchase a Trolling Motor Adapter kit that will allow you to mount the transducer on the trolling motor.

You may also exchange your NEW and UNASSEMBLED transducer (with mounting hardware included) for a trolling motor transducer.

There are also several transducer switches available that support the following configurations:

Two control heads with one transducer

Two transducers with one control head.

NOTE: Call the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center (1-800-633-1468) for details and pricing, or visit www.humminbird.com for more information.

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Test and Finish the Transducer Installation

When you have installed both the control head, the transducer, and accessories and have routed all the cables, you must perform a final test before locking the transducer in place. Testing should be performed with the boat in the water, although you can initially confirm basic operation with the boat out of the water.

1.Press the POWER/LIGHT key once to turn the control head on. There will be an audible chirp when the key is pressed correctly. If the unit does not power-up, make sure that the connector holder is fully seated and that power is available.

2.If all connections are correct and power is available, the control head will enter Normal operation. If no transducer is detected (or one is not connected), the unit will go into Simulator mode and will indicate this by displaying the word Simulator on the control head display.

NOTE: The transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection.

3.If the bottom is visible on-screen with a digital depth readout, the unit is working properly. Make sure that the boat is in water greater than 2 ft (.6 m) but less than the depth capability of the unit, and that the transducer is fully submerged, since the sonar signal cannot pass through air.

4.If the unit is working properly, gradually increase the boat speed to test high-speed performance. If the unit functions well at low speeds but begins to skip or miss the bottom at higher speeds, the transducer requires adjustment. Angling the rear of the transducer downward and/or lowering the transducer farther into the water will help achieve depth readings at high speeds. If the left side of the fish arch is longer than the right side, then the back of the transducer is angled too far downward. If the right side of the fish arch is longer than the left side, then the back of the transducer is angled too far upwards.

NOTE: It may not always be possible to get symmetrical fish arches and high speed depth readings at the same time. Due to the wide variety of boat hulls, however, it is not always possible to obtain high speed depth readings.

NOTE: It is often necessary to make several incremental transducer adjustments before optimum high speed performance is achieved.

Once you have reached a consistently good sonar signal at the desired speeds, you are ready to lock down the transducer settings.

5.Mark the transducer bracket location on the transom with a pencil, then pop up the bracket to reveal the mounting screws. Tighten the stainless steel mounting bracket screws to secure in place.

Hand-tighten only!

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GPS Receiver Installation

To optimize performance of the GPS receiver, mount it in an area that has full exposure to the sky. The effective area of reception is 10° above the horizon. Different circumstances determine the mounting method appropriate for your GPS receiver.

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Then use:

An existing antenna stem with standard 1" – 14 thread stem

Access for cable routing under the mounting location

No access under the mounting location

Stem Mount with Existing 1” - 14 Thread Stem

Access Under Mounting

Location

No Access Under Mounting

Location

The pinouts of the pigtail cable are as follows:

Red Wire, +12V (output voltage only)

Black Wire, Ground

White Wire, NMEA Out.

CAUTION! Please use caution before connecting the red +12V wire to any other NMEA device. This is an output voltage provided by the Fishfinder unit and GPS receiver and should only be connected to those NMEA devices that need a 12 volt input.

Stem Mounting with an Existing 1" - 14 Thread Stem

Follow these steps to stem mount the GPS receiver:

NOTE: If you have an existing stem for mounting the GPS receiver, proceed directly to step 2 of the following procedure.

1.Determine the best location to mount your GPS receiver. Preplan and test the cable routing to your control head before any drilling or cutting of your boat surfaces. If you have purchased hardware to stem mount your GPS receiver, follow the instructions included with that hardware to mount the stem (antenna pole).

NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your planned routing exceeds 20', (6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions, should not exceed 50' (16 m).

NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to protect your boat from water damage.

12. Screw on the receiver base to the stem first, making sure that the stem pipe does

2 not protrude from the receiver base. This

adds protection to the cable when pulling it through the pipe stem. In addition to this, de-burr the pipe edges to reduce cable abrasion.

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3.Use electrical tape to secure the NMEA pigtail to the cable as shown.

NOTE: Leave the NMEA pigtail secured to the cable unless needed. This will make removing the receiver easier.

4.Route the GPS receiver cable through the stem and continue with the planned route you chose in step 1.

5.Attach the GPS receiver to its base using the included #6 - 7/8" screws.

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Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver when routing the cable down through the mounting location:

1.Determine the best location, then test route the 20' (6 m) cable from the mounting location to the control head.

NOTE: Installation details may vary with unit configuration.

2.Mark the mounting location and drill a 3/4" (19 mm) hole for the cable and cable plug. Route the cable.

3.Cover the cable hole with the receiver. Make sure the receiver is flush on the surface and mark the two mounting holes with a pencil or punch.

4.Move the receiver to the side and drill two pilot holes using a 9/64" (3.5 mm) bit.

NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to protect your boat from water damage.

5.Align the GPS receiver screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach with the #8 - 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!

NOTE: If the mounting surface is thin and made of a lighter material, a backing material may be needed below the mounting surface.

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Access Under Mounting Location

No Access Under Mounting Location

No Access Under Mounting Location

Follow these steps to deck mount the GPS receiver in a situation where you must route the cable to the side because there is no space for a cable underneath the mounting location.

1.Determine the best location, then test route the cable from the mounting location to the control head.

NOTE: AS-EC10 10' extension cables are available from Humminbird® if your planned routing exceeds 20', (6 m). Maximum cable length, including extensions, should not exceed 50' (16 m).

2.Confirm the cable length is good and route the cable from the receiver to the control head. If holes are required to route the cable, they must be 3/4" (19 mm) to allow for the cable connector. Secure the NMEA pigtail with electrical tape.

NOTE: Remember to caulk or seal screw holes and drilled holes as needed to protect your boat from water damage.

3.The GPS receiver has two wire routing notches. Use the cable notch closest to the intended cable route.

4.With the cable routed, position the GPS receiver in the planned mounting location and mark the mounting holes with a pencil or punch.

5.Move the GPS receiver to the side and drill the two 9/64" (3.5 mm) pilot holes.

6.Align the GPS receiver's screw holes over the pilot screw holes and attach with the #8 - 1 1/4" Phillips head screws. Hand tighten only!

Finish Routing the Cable and

Check GPS Receiver Operation

After installing a GPS receiver, you should perform the following procedure to finish routing the GPS cable to the control head and to check to make sure that the control head is working correctly.

1.Secure the cable along its path to the control head as needed with cable ties.

2.Plug the GPS receiver cable into the Communications port on the control head. See Testing the System Installation to use the System Status start-up option and/or the GPS Diagnostic View to confirm a good installation.

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Testing the System Installation

After you have completed the installation of the control head, transducer, and any other accessories such as the GPS receiver, and have made all the cabling connections required, you must test the installation before using the system. Thorough testing should be performed with the boat in the water; however, you can confirm basic operation initially with the boat out of the water as well.

To test the installation:

1.Press the POWER/LIGHT key on the control head once to turn on the control head. (There will be an audible chirp to let you know that you pressed the key, and the initial Title screen will appear.) If the unit does not power up, make sure that power is available. While the Title screen is shown on the display, press the MENU key to display

the Start-Up Options menu. Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor keys to position the cursor, then the RIGHT Cursor key to select System Status from the Start-Up Options menu (see the Start-Up Options Menu section for more information about these menu choices). The System Status Self Test screen will appear.

NOTE: If you wait too long, the system will default to whichever menu mode happens to be highlighted, and you will have to start again.

2.Self Test displays results from the internal diagnostic self test, including unit serial number, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) serial number, software revision, total hours of operation and the input voltage. See System Status for more information about the Self Test.

3.From the System Status screen, view accessory connections by pressing the VIEW key. See System Status for more information about the Accessory Test.

NOTE: The speed will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since the 900 Series™ has been powered up.

4.From the System Status screen, see a GPS Diagnostic View by pressing the View key. GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark grey bar indicates that the satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used. See System Status for more information about the GPS Diagnostic View.

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Getting Started - Using Your 900 Series™

Your 900 Series™ Fishing System user interface is easy to use. A combination of keys, different views, and situation-specific, customizable menus allows you to control what you see on the color display. Refer to the following illustration, and see Key Functions, Views, and The Menu System) for more information.

Powering Up the Control Head

Turn on your 900 Series™ control head by pressing the POWER key. The Title screen is displayed until the 900 Series™ begins operation. Your 900 Series™ will begin Normal or Simulator operation, depending on the presence or absence of a transducer.

 

 

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What’s On the Sonar Display

The 900 Series™ can display a variety of useful information about the area under and adjacent to your boat, including the following items:

Triplog

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7 Speed - if a Speed accessory or GPS Receiver

 

 

 

is attached, the 900 Series™ can display the

 

 

 

speed of the boat, and can keep a triplog of

 

 

 

nautical or statute miles traveled.

 

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- layers of water with different

 

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that appear at different depths

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and different times of the year. A thermocline

 

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many colors moving across the display at the

 

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same depth.

 

 

9 Sonar Color Bar - color spectrum indicating

 

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low to high sonar intensity returns, where

 

 

 

red indicates high intensity and white

 

 

 

indicates low intensity.

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Sonar Return - when the sonar

 

 

 

bounces between the bottom and the

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surface of the water and back again. Use

 

 

the appearance of the second return to

 

 

 

 

 

 

determine bottom hardness. Hard bottoms

 

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will show a strong second return, while soft

 

 

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Understanding Sonar History

It is important to understand the significance of the 900 Series™ display. The display does NOT show a literal 3-dimensional representation of what is under the water. Each vertical band of data received by the control head and plotted on the display represents something that was detected by a sonar return at a particular time. As both the boat and the targets (fish) may be moving, the returns are only showing a particular segment of time when objects were detected, not exactly where those objects are in relation to other objects shown on the display.

Real Time Sonar (RTS®) Window

A Real Time Sonar (RTS®) Window appears on the right side of the display in the Sonar View only. The RTS® Window always updates at the fastest rate possible for depth conditions and shows only the returns from the bottom, structure and fish that are within the transducer beam. The RTS® Window plots the depth and intensity of a sonar return. (See Sonar Menu: RTS® Window).

The Narrow RTS® Window indicates the sonar intensity through the use of colors. Red indicates a strong return and blue indicates a weak return. The depth of the sonar return is indicated by the vertical placement of the return on the display depth scale.

The Wide RTS® Window indicates the sonar intensity through the use of a bar graph. The length of the plotted return provides an indication of whether the return is weak or strong. The depth of the sonar return is indicated by the vertical placement of the return on the display depth scale.

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Sonar Bottom Presentation

WhiteLine®highlightsthestrongestsonarreturnsinwhite,resultinginadistinctive

 

 

outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.

As the boat moves, the unit charts the changes in depth on the display to

 

 

 

create a profile of the Bottom Contour. The type of bottom can be

 

 

 

 

 

 

determined from the return charted on the display. A Hard Bottom such as

 

 

 

compacted sediment or flat rock appears as a thinner line across the display.

 

 

 

A Soft Bottom such as mud or sand appears as a thicker line across the

 

 

 

display. Rocky Bottoms have a broken, random appearance.

 

 

 

NOTE: A sloping bottom will be represented as a thicker line across the display. Harder bottoms typically will be displayed with red and softer bottoms typically will be displayed with blue.

The sonar returns from the bottom, structure and fish can be represented as either Structure ID® or WhiteLine®. See Sonar Menu: Bottom View for details on how to set the bottom view.

Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.

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Understanding Side Imaging

It is important to understand how Side Imaging technology produces the display available on the 900 Series™. The images you see on the display are produced using sonar technology. The special transducer produces three distinct beams – one beam facing down and two beams pointing out to the side. These “side beams” are aimed at right angles to the path of the boat and, unlike the “down beam” which provide conical coverage, the side beams provide coverage which is very thin front to back, yet very wide top to bottom.

The narrow aspect (front to back) of the beam illuminates a small strip of the bottom perpendicular to the direction of the boat. Each time the unit “pings”, a strip of data representing all the echoes received by the transducer, are put together on the display to form the image that you see. The rows closest to the boat icon at the top of the display are the most recent sonar data. The information is scrolled down the screen as new data, drawn at the top of the screen, becomes available.

455 kHz provides maximum coverage with 180° total beam width

Side Imaging

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60° 83 kHz

180° Total Coverage

The side beams can be operated at one of two frequencies: 455 kHz or 800 kHz. Selecting 800 kHz produces the sharpest image while selecting 455 kHz provides greater bottom coverage area. It is important to understand that when the boat turns, the strips to one side will begin to overlap and the strips on the other side will fan out, providing some distortion to the image. Side beams look out 360 feet, with a depth limitation of 100 to 150 feet, depending on the contour of the bottom and when the side beam frequency selection is set for 455 kHz. Please see the Side Imaging Sonar Tutorial at www.humminbird.com for a more detailed explanation.

Your Side Imaging transducer also provides traditional sonar imaging at 200/83 kHz.

800 kHz provides highest resolution with 130° total beam width

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What’s on the Side Imaging Display

Side Imaging displays a number of easily recognizable features that allow for accurate interpretation of bottom contour and structure. For Side Imaging, the bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return. For example, rock and gravel provide a clearer sonar return than mud and sand because of their relative density. Upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar better than downward slopes that face away from the transducer. You can find a number of easily recognizable features on the Side Imaging display that allow for accurate interpretation of bottom contour and structure, including the following items:

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from a lack of reflected sonar from a particular area, and can be more valuable for interpretation than the sonar reflected by the object itself. Use shadows to help you see the image in 3 dimensions, oriented in space. You can gain insight into the actual shape of an object, or the depth to which it has sunk into the bottom, through shadows on the display.

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the speed of the boat, and can keep a triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.

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Side Imaging Technology: How it works

Side Imaging sonar uses two very precise sonar beams that are directed to either side of the boat and “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish, and display results in a “picture-like” image.

Side beams are extremely narrow from front to back, and provide “thin slices” of the bottom for high resolution imaging.

Side beams can search an area that is 720 feet wide (360 to each side), with a typical depth performance of 150 feet when the side beam frequency selection is set for 455 kHz..

The main benefit of Side Imaging sonar to anglers is that it provides an overall survey of a large area of water. This gives you a better understanding of the bottom topography and how structure is oriented for more efficient fishing. Saltwater anglers pick up precise details of popular fishing structure like wrecks, reefs, humps and drop-offs, as well as being able to spot bait balls in open water. Freshwater anglers can see fish-attracting structure such as timber, stumps, rocks and creek beds.

Side Imaging Representation

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Side Imaging: On the water Interpretation

Use the following side imaging examples to help you interpret the side imaging display.

Imaging Tips

Boat speed: Side imaging is best performed at boat speeds between 2 to 6 mph. If the boat is stationary, the same information is displayed over and over. If the boat is moving very quickly, there will be gaps between the strips of information. The best boat speed to use will depend on the side range selected. Slower speeds are good for longer ranges, while faster speeds can be used at shorter ranges.

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Boat navigation: It is important to understand that when the boat turns, successive beam strips to one side will begin to overlap and the strips on the other side will fan out, providing some distortion to the image. Because of this, the best imaging performance is produced by straight line navigation and minimal side-to-side boat motion (i.e. wave induced, etc.) This applies to navigation by either the main engine or the trolling motor. Minimize turning time and avoid wave action that induces large side-to-side rocking of the boat. For example, if there is a lot of wave activity, try to move the boat so that it is perpendicular to the waves instead of parallel with the waves in order to minimize the side-to-side rocking of the boat.

Beam Coverage: When there is an area directly under the boat that does not have SI beam coverage, this area will be covered by the standard 200/83 kHz down-looking beam and displayed in the Sonar views. The net effect of this, on the display, is that a single object may appear as two separate entities when in reality, it is one continuous object. See Submerged Bridge: A Closer Perspective and the Submerged Bridge graphics on the next page for examples of this.

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Submerged Bridge: A Closer Perspective

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Submerged Barge with Dumped Logs

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Key Functions

Your 900 Series™ user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that work with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and control over your fishing experience. Your control head has the following keys:

POWER/LIGHT key

EXIT key

VIEW key

4-WAY Cursor Control key

MENU key

VIEW PRESET keys.

MARK key

GOTO key

INFO key

ZOOM (+/-) keys.

POWER/LIGHT Key

The POWER/LIGHT key is used to turn the 900 Series™ on and off, and also to adjust the backlight and background color of the display. Press the POWER/LIGHT key to turn the unit on. The Title screen is then displayed until the 900 Series™ begins sonar operation.

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To adjust the backlight or to adjust the display background color, press the POWER/LIGHT key to access the Light and Background menu. Use the 4-WAY Cursor key to select Light or Background and then use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to change the settings. Press EXIT to exit the Light and Background menu.

Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3 seconds to turn the unit off. A message will appear telling you how many seconds there are until shutdown occurs. Your 900 Series™ should always be turned off using the POWER/LIGHT key. This will ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any menu settings will be saved.

VIEW Key

The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press the VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly pressing VIEW cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to

optimize the system to your fishing requirements (see View Menu Tab).

MENU Key

The MENU key is used to access the menu system.

Start-Up Options Menu - Press the MENU key during the power up sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu.

X-Press™ Menu - Press the MENU key once for the X-Press™ Menu. The X- Press™ Menu allows you to access frequently-used settings without having to navigate through the whole menu system. When the X-Press™ Menu is displayed, you can use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to move to a particular menu choice. As soon as you alter a parameter (using the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys) the X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily, and the screen will update if it is affected by your menu setting change, allowing you to see the effects of your action immediately. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by using the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.

Main Menu - Press the MENU key twice for the tabbed Main Menu System. The Main Menu System is organized under tabbed headings to help you find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms, Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories tabs are part of your tabbed Main Menu System. Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a tab; then use the DOWN or UP key to select the menu item, and the LEFT or RIGHT key to alter a menu setting.

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4-WAY Cursor Control Key

The 4-WAY Cursor Control Key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:

Freeze Frame - Pressing any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key will freeze the display in the Sonar View and a cursor and cursor dialog box will be displayed. The cursor can be positioned on the Sonar View using the 4- WAY Cursor Control key.

Active Cursor - In any Bird's Eye View, the 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the motion of the eyepoint. In any Chart View, the 4-WAY Cursor Control key pans the charts.

NOTE: In either Freeze Frame or Active Cursor mode, you can also make the cursor move diagonally by pressing in between two of the arrows on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key..

Menu Selection - Use the DOWN or UP arrow keys to select a menu choice from the menu list, then use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow keys to change a menu setting.

Snapshot and Recording View - In the Snapshot and Recording View, highlighting a recording icon and pressing the Right 4-WAY Cursor Control key starts recording playback, and the Right and Left keys are used to control the speed of playback.

NOTE: Menu choices are implemented and saved immediately - no further action is required.

VIEW PRESET keys

The VIEW PRESET keys are used to program your three favorite views for quick retrieval. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through every view to find the one you want, you can program the

VIEW PRESET keys to display a specific view immediately. To program each VIEW PRESET key, use the VIEW key to cycle to the view you want to store. Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A series of audible chirps will be heard indicating that the view has been programmed to the key. You can store up to three views, one on each key.

EXIT Key

The EXIT key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:

If an alarm is sounding, pressing EXIT will cancel the alarm.

If a menu tab is selected, pressing EXIT will exit the menu mode and return to the view.

If a menu is active, pressing EXIT will return to the previous level in the menu system.

Pressing EXIT will cycle through the available views in reverse order.

If Freeze Frame is active, pressing EXIT will return to a scrolling display.

If the Cursor is active, pressing EXIT will remove the cursor from the display.

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INFO Key

Press the INFO key while in any navigation view to display information about objects that are nearest to an active cursor.

If the cursor is not active, the following menu will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Nearest Port, Nearest Tide Station or Nearest Current Station, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to display the requested information.

NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain Port, Tide or Current information. This information is only available from optional purchase MMC/SD cards.

MARK Key

Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position of a waypoint, either at the current boat location, or, if the Cursor is active, at the current Cursor location.

The MARK key only functions if you have the GPS receiver connected, or if you have enabled Screen Snapshot from the Accessories menu tab. If you have enabled the Screen Snapshot feature, pressing the MARK key still creates a waypoint, but it also captures the screen image to the optionalpurchase MMC/SD card.

NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed for the screen snapshot feature to work.

Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if Screen Snapshot is enabled but there is no GPS receiver connected, pressing the MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that a GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.

GOTO Key

The GOTO Key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:

If the Cursor is active, pressing the GOTO key while in any view creates a waypoint and starts navigation towards that waypoint. If the Cursor is not active, pressing the GOTO key displays the list of waypoints, so that you can select the waypoint towards which you want to navigate.

If the GOTO key is pressed and held for more than 1.5 seconds, the Man Overboard (MOB) function is activated. When MOB is activated, an MOB waypoint, which is a permanent, sharable waypoint with a large, distinctive icon, is created at the boat's current position (regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not). Any current navigation will be cancelled and the current route discarded without user notification, and MOB navigation begins immediately. The view is switched to the Chart View automatically when MOB is activated, and it is not possible to activate MOB or modify the current route without first canceling MOB navigation. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection of a GOTO menu item, will cause an error beep and a short message will be displayed to the user that will disappear after 2 seconds.

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ZOOM (+/-) Key

Press the - or + ZOOM keys while in any of the Navigation Views or the Sonar Zoom View to change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther away.

Press the - or + ZOOM keys while in the Side Imaging View to change the scale of the view. The cursor must be active for zoom to work in the Side Imaging View.

Views

The views available on your 900 Series™ are:

 

Side Imaging

 

Side Beam

 

 

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Sonar Zoom

Combo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chart/Sonar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Split Sonar

Combo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View

Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side/ Sonar

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Combo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chart/Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot and

Combo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording View

Chart/Birds’s Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Test

Combo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View

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Accessory

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GPS Diagnostic

Test View

 

 

 

 

 

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• Side Imaging View

• Bird’s Eye View

• Sonar View

• Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View

• Sonar Zoom View

• Chart/Chart Combo View

• Split Sonar View

• Chart View

• Side/Sonar Combo View

• Chart/Sonar Combo View

• Snapshot and Recording View

• Chart/Side Combo View

• Self Test View

• Side Beam View

• Accessory Test View

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• GPS Diagnostic View

QuadraBeam™ PLUS transducer)

 

Chart/Side Combo View is the default view. When the VIEW key is pressed, the display cycles through the available views. When the EXIT key is pressed, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order. Any view can be hidden or displayed as part of the view rotation using the Views Menu tab.

NOTE: When you change any menu settings that affect the sonar, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the menu to apply the change to the screen).

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Views and Readouts

All views have an Information Bar on the left side of the screen, consisting of readouts that are stacked vertically, and that change from view to view. You can customize the information displayed in individual readouts on many views, including suppressing a particular readout so that nothing is displayed; the ability to customize readouts depends on the view and whether you are navigating (see Setup Menu Tab, Select Readouts for more information).

Side Imaging View

Side Imaging View shows a shadowed rightand left-looking view from the boat as the boat passes over the bottom. See Side Imaging: On the Water Interpretation for more information about interpreting the Side Imaging view.

In this view, you can change which side you look at, the sensitivity of the sonar to allow you to see more or less detail, the range of the side beams, the scrolling speed of the chart, and the color scheme of the display, all from the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu. See Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu, as well as Understanding Side Imaging, for more information.

Freeze Frame - Pressing any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key will freeze the screen in the Side Imaging View and a cursor and cursor dialog box will be displayed on the screen. The cursor can be positioned on the display using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to determine the depth of any sonar return. In addition, see the effects of menu setting changes with Instant Image Update.

Pressing the - or + ZOOM keys while in Freeze Frame will zoom the Side Imaging Image around the cursor, allowing for a more detailed inspection of the sonar returns.

Pressing EXIT will exit Freeze Frame and the display will start to scroll.

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Sonar View

Sonar View presents a historical log of sonar returns. The most recent sonar returns are charted on the right side of the window; as new information is received, the older information is moved across the display to the left. A scale with Upper and Lower Depth Range readouts appears along the right edge of the Sonar View. The scale indicates the distance from the surface of the water to a depth range sufficient to show the bottom. Depth Range is automatically selected to keep the bottom visible on the display, although you can adjust it manually as well (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu).

Freeze Frame - Pressing any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key will freeze the screen in the Sonar View and a cursor and cursor dialog box will be displayed on the screen. The cursor can be positioned on the display using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to determine the depth of any sonar return. The RTS® Window continues to update in Freeze Frame. In addition, see the effects of menu setting changes with Instant Image Update.

Pressing EXIT will exit Freeze Frame and the display will start to scroll.

Sonar View

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NOTE: If the Depth number is flashing, it means that the unit is having trouble locating the bottom. This usually happens if the water is too deep, the transducer is out of the water, the boat is moving too fast, or for any other reason that the unit can’t accurately receive continuous data.

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Sonar Zoom View

Sonar Zoom View increases the displayed resolution to separate sonar returns that are very close together, such as those caused by fish suspended close to the bottom or within structure. In Zoom View, the display is split to show a narrow slice of the full range view on the right and the zoomed view on the left. The full range view on the right also contains the Zoom Preview Box that shows what part of the full range view is shown in zoom view on the left; the Zoom Preview Box tracks the bottom in the full range view.

As the depth changes, the zoomed view updates automatically to display a magnified image of the bottom. The Zoom Preview Box shows where the zoomed view is in relation to the full range view. The Zoom Level, or magnification, is displayed in the upper left corner and can be changed to suit conditions. Upper and Lower Zoom Depth Range numbers indicate the depth of the water which is being viewed.

Freeze Frame - Pressing any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key will freeze the screen in the Sonar Zoom View and a cursor and cursor dialog box will be displayed on the screen. The cursor can be positioned on the display using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to determine the depth of any sonar return. In addition, see the effects of menu setting changes with Instant Image Update.

Pressing EXIT will exit Freeze Frame and the display will start to scroll.

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Split Sonar View

Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam on the left side of the screen and displays sonar returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam on the right side of the screen. You can use the Split Sonar View to make side by side comparisons between the sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam and the 200 kHz narrow beam.

Freeze Frame - Pressing any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key will freeze the screen in this view and a cursor and cursor dialog box will be displayed on the screen. The cursor can be positioned on the display using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to determine the depth of any sonar return. In addition, see the effects of menu setting changes with Instant Image Update.

Pressing EXIT will exit Freeze Frame and the display will start to scroll.

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Side/Sonar Combo View

Side/Sonar Combo View shows regular sonar information and side imaging sonar information in a combination split screen. You can perform any of the functions for either of these views, but only when the view you want to control is selected as the active side (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Active Side or Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu: Active Side for more information). You can also adjust the size of the left side of a split screen (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Split Position or Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu: Split Position for more information).

In this view, you can change which side you look at, the sensitivity of the sonar to allow you to see more or less, the range of the side beams, the scrolling speed of the chart, and the color scheme of the display.

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Snapshot and Recording View

Snapshot and Recording View displays and allows you to view both screen snapshot thumbnails and recording icons captured to an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed in your unit. In addition, when you are in the Snapshot and Recording View, Start Recording, Stop Recording, Delete Image, Delete All Images, Delete Recording, Delete All Recordings, Pings Per Second, Playback Speed and Stop Playback are added to the X-Press™ menu.

The Snapshot and Recording View displays up to three screen snapshot thumbnails or recording icons on the screen at a time; you may have to scroll using the 4-WAY Cursor keys to see the whole list of thumbnails and/or icons in this view. The selected thumbnail or icon will be highlighted with arrows.

NOTE: The speed of the screen capture or of the recording depends on the type of card you use; in general, SD cards capture the screen faster than MMC cards do.

Snapshot and Recording View

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Screen Snapshot: When Screen Snapshot is enabled (from the Accessories menu tab), pressing the MARK key creates a saved screen capture (when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed). Once you have created a screen capture, a screen capture thumbnail is added to the Snapshot and Recording View, and is available to view at a later date. See the full-sized image by highlighting a thumbnail (using the Up or Down 4-Way Cursor keys), then using the Right 4-Way Cursor key to view the full image. A border around the full-size screen snapshot indicates that it is just a screen snapshot, not a “live” view. You can delete the selected image, or all images, by selecting a thumbnail and using Delete Image, or using Delete All Images from the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

Working with screen snapshots is a four-step process:

1.Enabling Screen Snapshot from the Accessories Menu.

2.Making a Screen Snapshot using the MARK key.

3.Viewing a Screen Snapshot using the Snapshot and Recording View.

4.Deleting a Screen Snapshot using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

For more information, see Accessories Menu Tab: Using Screen Snapshot and Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

When you start a screen snapshot, you will see a message that a waypoint has been created at the point where your cursor is on the screen, and the screen will freeze while the snapshot is being saved to the MMC/SD card. A status dialog box will appear that shows the progress of the save as a percentage, and that displays the numbered file name assigned to the .BMP file that is being created. Snapshot filenames begin with the letter "S". For more information, see Accessories Menu Tab: Using Screen Snapshot procedure and Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

Recording and Playback: From the Snapshot and Recording View, you can use the X-Press™ menu to start and stop recording, and to change the pings per second (which alters the detail level of the recording). Once you are recording already, playing back a recording and screen snapshot viewing are not allowed, and the only Sonar Recording menu choices available in the X-Press™ menu are Stop Recording and Pings Per Second. Use the 4-WAY Cursor keys from the Snapshot and Recording View to start playback of a specific recording icon. You can then cycle through all the views using the VIEW key to see what those views looked like during the recorded time period. You can also use the X-Press™ menu to change playback speed, stop playback, and delete recording icons.

Working with sonar recordings is a six-step process:

1.Displaying the Snapshot and Recording View.

2.Starting a sonar recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

3.Changing the maximum ping rate for the recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu (optional).

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4.Stopping a recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

5.Playing back a recording, using the Snapshot and Recording View and the 4-Way Cursor keys, and changing the playback speed using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

6.Deleting a recording using the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

For more information, see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

When you start a sonar recording, you will see a message that a waypoint has been created at your current location. During recording, playing back a recording and screen snapshot viewing are not allowed. An information box displays a variety of information including the numbered file name assigned to the .SON file that is being created. The slider bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the recording as well as how much space is remaining on the MMC/SD card.

NOTE: The waypoints that are created by a recording have the same name as the file and use a custom waypoint icon. Recording filenames begin with the letter "R".

For more information, see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

Recording Slider Bar

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Highlighting a recording: You can scroll through the whole list of recording icons available in the Snapshot and Recording View using the 4-WAY Cursor keys. The highlighted icon will be surrounded by arrows, and a green play triangle will appear to its right.

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Playing back a recording: Highlight a recording icon (using the Up or Down 4-Way Cursor keys), then use the Right 4-Way Cursor key to start playback. During playback, all active navigation is cancelled, all other thumbnails and icons will disappear, and a "Playback" message box similar to the Simulation message will be displayed periodically. When playback begins, the view is automatically switched to the primary Sonar View for your model, and no live sonar data will be displayed; only recorded sonar and GPS data will be shown, and the Snapshot and Recording View will display the playback status. You can change the speed, skip to the beginning or end of playback, and even reverse playback, using the Playback Speed X-Press™ menu item, and stop the playback using the Stop Playback X-Press™ menu item; these items are added to the X-Press™ menus in all views during playback. In the Snapshot and Recording View only, playback speed can also be changed using the Left and Right 4-Way Cursor keys. Playback is paused when the sonar cursor is active and resumes playing when the cursor is removed. Playback is automatically paused when the end of the recording is reached.

NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during Rewind. This may reduce the quality of the sonar image, since at higher speeds, not every sonar return can be processed and displayed.

NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active navigation is cancelled when playback begins or ends.

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You can delete the highlighted recording, or all recordings, using Delete Recording or Delete All Recordings from the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

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Side Beam View

(only with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)

Side Beam View is only available if you have connected a QuadraBeam™ transducer accessory and when Transducer Select is set to QuadraBeam (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select). This view shows sonar information from both the left and right 455 kHz beams and the 200 kHz down-looking beam in one view. You can customize the way the sonar data is displayed in the Side Beam View to suit your personal preferences. Depending on the layout selected from the Quad Layout Sonar X-Press™ menu (only available on the Sonar X-Press™ menu when in Side Beam View), the display will represent the same sonar data in one of the following three layouts: Default, Classic, and Slanted.

Default layout: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in the down beam panel scrolls from right to left. The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 455 kHz rightand left-looking sonar beams. New information in the side beam panels scrolls from the center out.

Side Beam View, Default Layout

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Classic layout: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in the down beam panel scrolls from right to left. The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar returns from the 455 kHz rightand left-looking sonar beams. New information appears at the top, and scrolls down the display.

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In all of these layouts, the sonar information from the side-looking beams reveals bottom contour, structure and fish similar to the down-looking beam, but the area covered is to the left and right of the area shown in the downlooking portion, so you actually see more of the bottom. The distance covered by the right and left beams is based on the depth setting for the down-looking beam, up to a maximum of 160 feet.

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Bird’s Eye View

Bird's Eye View shows a 3D perspective view of the track and the chart land contour from a point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns, the eye point moves to follow the boat. Big Digits on this view provide digital data in a large, easy-to-see format.

When you press the 4-WAY Cursor key in the Bird’s Eye View, the position of the eye point will shift. This allows you to move and turn the eye point so that you can look off to the sides, or even behind the boat. Pressing the RIGHT or LEFT arrow keys on the 4-WAY Cursor key turns the eye point right or left, while pressing the UP arrow key moves the eye point forward, and pressing the DOWN arrow key moves the eye point backward.

Pressing the EXIT key moves the eye point back to its original position behind and above the boat.

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Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View

Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View shows both the Chart and Bird’s Eye views in a combination split screen. You can perform any of the functions for either of these views, but only when the view you want to control is selected as the active side (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Active Side or Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Active Side for more information). A green arrow points to the side that is active. You can also adjust the size of the left side of a split screen (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Split Position or Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Split Position for more information).

NOTE: See Bird’s Eye View and Chart View for more information about each side of this view.

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Chart/Chart Combo View

Chart/Chart Combo View shows two versions of the Chart view in a combination split screen, so that you can see the position of the boat on one side while you zoom in or perform other functions on the other. You can perform any of the functions for the Chart view, but only on the side of the view you have selected as the active side (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Active Side or Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Active Side for more information). A green arrow points to the side that is active. You can also adjust the size of the left side of a split screen (see Sonar X-Press™ Menu: Split Position or Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Split Position for more information).

NOTE: See Chart View for more information about each side of this view.

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Chart View

Chart View shows cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional MMC/SD map for the area surrounding your current position. The current track (also known as the position history or breadcrumb trail) showing where the boat has been, along with saved tracks, waypoints, and the current route (when navigating), are overlaid on the chart. You can use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to another area. You can use the ZOOM (+/-) keys to zoom in and out. You can use the INFO key to get information on the chart objects near the cursor.

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Chart/Side Combo View

Chart/Side Combo View shows regular chart information and side imaging sonar information in a combination split screen. You can perform any of the functions for either of these views, but only when the view you want to control is selected as the active side (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Active Side or Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu: Active Side for more information). A green arrow points to the side that is active. You can also adjust the size of the left side of a split screen (see Navigation X-Press™ Menu: Split Position or Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu: Split Position for more information).

NOTE: See Side Imaging View and Chart View for more information about each side of this view.

 

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Chart Orientation

All the chart views allow you to choose the orientation of the chart. When North-Up orientation is selected, True North is shown at the top of the display. In other words, objects located to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat. When Course-Up orientation is selected, the direction of motion of the boat is shown at the top of the display. In other words, objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat. In both orientations, the view pans automatically, so that the boat is always centered on the display. When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle. When the boat is in motion, it takes on a boat shape, pointed in the direction of motion (always Up in the Course-Up orientation). See Navigation Menu Tab: Chart Orientation for more information.

Viewing Cartography

In the Chart or Combo Views, there are several cartography-related functions that you can access using various keys.

Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor keys to move the chart around on the display in the direction of the key being pressed. When you do this, a Bullseye Cursor is drawn at the top of the screen and is linked to the boat by a yellow line, even if the boat is off the screen. At the same time, a cursor dialog box is displayed at the top of the screen with the distance and bearing from the boat to the cursor position and the latitude/longitude coordinates of the cursor. When the cursor is active on the display, you can also use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor diagonally.

Chart View with Cursor Present

Zooming: Use the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (-) key to Zoom Out showing the cartography at different scales. The scale is indicated on the left side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available chart data, the display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available chart data is amplified to reflect the scale selected. If you zoom in so far that no cartography is available, a lat/lon grid will be drawn instead.

Chart Info: Use the INFO key to get detailed information about the chart. If the cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects located near the cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info menu will appear. You can select the nearest port, the nearest tide station, or the nearest current station to see information about any of these objects.

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NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain any Port, Tide or Current information. This information is only available from optional-purchase MMC/SD cards.

Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to your present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the port position. The Cursor Information Boxes will indicate the distance and bearing to the port from your present position.

Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station and the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is also displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time period encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide information before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the tide station position. The cursor information boxes will indicate the distance and bearing to the tide station from your present position.

Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station to yourpresentpositionwillbedisplayed.Thisincludesthepositionofthestationand the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented that show the time, direction and flow speed of the current changes for the 24 hour time period of today’sdate.Youcanchangethedatetolookatcurrentinformationbeforeorafter the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box and the Bullseye Cursor will be centered over the current station position. The Cursor Information Boxes will indicate the distance and bearing to the current station from your present position.

Navigation

Use the 900 Series™ to establish waypoints at areas of interest and to navigate to those waypoints via a saveable route (representing the shortest intended distance between waypoints). You can also view and save tracks, which represent the actual path of the boat.

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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks

Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or navigation points. Your 900 Series™ can store up to 3000 waypoints.

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Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation, and are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by using the GOTO key. A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest path from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route line is the most efficient way to get to your destination, although you should always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart. Your 900 Series™ can store up to 50 routes that can each contain up to 50 waypoints.

Tracks consist of detailed position history, and are displayed as a breadcrumb trail of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit was powered up (maximum of 20,000 trackpoints displayed). You can clear the Current Track or save it at any time. Your 900 Series™ can store up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints. The current track represents your actual path so far.

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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint

Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MARK key to save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.

Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Chart or Combo view, use the Cursor key to designate the position you want to save as a waypoint. Then press the MARK key to save the marked position as a waypoint.

Save a position from the sonar history: Use the Cursor key to point to a feature in the sonar history (also called the Sonar Saver feature). Press the MARK key to create a waypoint at the location where that sonar reading was taken. The new waypoint will also record the depth at that location.

NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical waypoint name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint information later to give it a different name and select an icon to represent it (see Waypoint submenu on the Navigation Main Menu Tab).

Display the Waypoints Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to display the Main Menu System, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation tab. Select Waypoints and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Waypoints submenu.

Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT your current position, from the Waypoints submenu, select the Create option and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the Cursor keys to program a waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.

Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of saved waypoints. Select the waypoint you want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move from field to field, and the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to changes values once you are in a field. In the Waypoint Name, Latitude and Longitude fields, use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters. In the Waypoint Icon field, use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to change the icon used to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Chart Views. You can exit these fields with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save your changes.

To make it easier to select a waypoint, select Sort By and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:

Name shows the waypoints alphabetically

Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first

Distance shows the closest waypoint first.

Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints. Select the waypoint you want to delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion before the waypoint is actually deleted.

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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position

Navigate to the cursor position: From any Chart or Combo view, use the Cursor key to select a position or waypoint to which you want to navigate. Press the GOTO key. Navigation will begin immediately.

Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the GOTO key, then choose the waypoint to which you would like to navigate from the waypoint list and press the RIGHT Cursor key to select it.

NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create a longer multi-segment route.

Skipping a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next Waypoint and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to skip to, navigation will be cancelled.

Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel Navigation and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but does not remove any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the current route when you cancel navigation.

Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid

Add or Remove a Waypoint Target: From the Waypoints submenu (accessed from the Navigation main menu), select Target and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints. Select the waypoint you want to target. A target consisting of concentric circles centered on the selected waypoint will appear on all of the navigation views; the target shows various distance ranges from the targeted waypoint. To remove the target, choose Remove Target from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid at one time. If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its target or grid.

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Add or Remove a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints submenu (accessed from the Navigation main menu), select Grid and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display a list of waypoints. Select the waypoint to which you want to add the grid. The trolling grid will appear on all of the navigation views, and can be used as a guide when trolling around a waypoint. The grid can be rotated to any desired heading using Grid Rotation from the Navigation Main menu. To remove the trolling grid, choose Remove Grid from the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

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NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid at one time. If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its target or grid.

NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid lines on the trolling grid is the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of the display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.

Save, Edit or Delete a Route

Save the current route: While you are navigating, the current route can be saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.

Display the Routes submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to display the Main Menu System, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation tab. Select Routes and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Routes submenu.

Create a route: From the Routes submenu, select Create and press the RIGHT Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed with an empty route. You can name the route, add waypoints to the route from the list of all waypoints, and order the waypoints in the route using the Cursor keys.

Edit a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed. Select the route you wish to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Re-name the route or change, delete or re-order the waypoints used in the route.

Delete a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Select the route you wish to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm your choice by pressing the RIGHT Cursor key again before the route is deleted.

Travel a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Travel and press the RIGHT Cursor key. A list of saved routes will appear. Select the route you wish to travel and press the RIGHT Cursor key to make this route the current route and begin navigation. You may also travel the route in either forward or reverse order.

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Route Info: From the Routes submenu, select Info and press the RIGHT Cursor key. A list of saved routes will appear. Select the route for which you want information, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The list of waypoints in the route will be shown, with the distance and bearing from each waypoint to the next, as well as the distance and bearing from the current position to the first waypoint in the route.

Save or Clear a Current Track

Save the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Track and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on the display, but will change from black to gray. To remove the track completely from the display, see Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks.

NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks).

Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear Current Track and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from the display and discarded.

Edit, Delete or Hide Saved Tracks

Display the Tracks Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to display the Main Menu System, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation tab. Select Tracks and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Tracks submenu.

Edit a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the Cursor keys to move between fields. In the Track Name field, the UP and DOWN Cursor keys change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters. You can exit the Track Name field with the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save your changes.

Delete a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you want to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion before the track is actually deleted.

Hide or display a saved track: From the Tracks submenu, select Visibility and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the list of saved tracks. Select the track you want to hide or display and use the Cursor keys to select Hidden or Visible. Press the EXIT key to return to the Tracks submenu.

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Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation

As soon as you know that you have a man overboard, you should activate MOB navigation to maximize chances for a successful rescue. MOB navigation allows you create an MOB waypoint to locate the point at which your man went overboard, and the relation of the boat to that point. When MOB is activated, an MOB waypoint, which is a permanent, sharable waypoint with a large, distinctive icon, is created at the boat's current position (regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not). Any current navigation will be cancelled and the current route discarded without user notification, and MOB navigation will begin immediately. A line will be drawn from the boat's current position to the MOB waypoint, and the MOB waypoint will be targeted. The view is switched to the Chart View automatically when MOB is activated, and an additional info box that shows the lat/lon position of the MOB waypoint and the elapsed time since MOB was activated is added to the Chart View.

It is not possible to re-activate MOB or modify the current route without first canceling MOB navigation. The Off Course trigger is also disabled and the Off Course Alarm circle is not drawn. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection of a GOTO menu item, will cause an error beep and a short message will be displayed to the user that will disappear after 2 seconds.

Activate MOB navigation: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5 seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.

Cancel MOB navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ menu, select Cancel MOB and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling MOB navigation removes the route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but does not remove any saved routes from memory.

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The Menu System

The menu system is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main components of the menu system are:

Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power up sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu. See Start-Up Options Menu.

X-Press™ Menu: The X-Press™ Menu allows you to access the settings that are changed frequently without having to navigate through the whole menu system. Press the MENU key once to display the X-Press™ Menu. When you select a menu item from the X-Press™ Menu, the menu will collapse, leaving only the menu choice on the screen. Use the UP or DOWN Cursor keys

to reactivate the X-Press™ Menu.

X-Press™ Menu

NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu choices will vary depending on which view is active when you press the MENU key, as well as whether you are in Normal or Advanced User Mode. Either the Sonar or Navigation X-Press™ Menu will appear, depending on the view you are in.

Main Menu Tabs: Less frequently-adjusted menus are grouped into the Main Menu System. The Main Menu system is organized under main tab menu headings to help you find a specific menu item quickly. Main tab headings are: Alarms, Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.

Main Menu System

Normal User Mode

Press the MENU key twice for the Main Menu, then use the 4-WAY Cursor LEFT or RIGHT key to select a tab, and use the DOWN or UP key to select a specific menu item under that tab, then use the LEFT or RIGHT keys again to change a menu setting. Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab. A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll to additional menu choices using the DOWN Cursor key. A right or left arrow on a menu choice means that you can use the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or to see more information.

NOTE: The Main Menu choices will vary depending on whether you are in Normal or Advanced User Mode, and what model you own.

User Mode (Normal or Advanced): An Advanced Mode is provided for users who desire the highest level of control over the 900 Series™ and Normal Mode for users who desire greater simplicity and fewer menu choices. Additional Advanced menu choices will be displayed throughout the menu system when you navigate to specific menus while in Advanced Mode. Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you switch back to Normal Mode. See Setup Menu Tab: User Mode for specific instructions on changing to the User Mode.

NOTE: The 900 Series™ defaults to Advanced User Mode on start-up.

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Start-Up Options Menu

Press the MENU key when the Title screen is displayed to access the Start-

Up Options menu.

Start-Up Options Menu

Sonar Tab, Normal Mode

Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode

Total Screen Update: when you change any menu settings that affect the Sonar View, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the menu to apply the change to the screen).

Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor keys to position the cursor, then the RIGHT Cursor key to select one of the following choices. If you wait too long, the system will default to whichever menu mode happens to be highlighted:

Normal

Simulator

System Status.

See the following paragraphs for more information about each of these choices.

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Normal Operation

Use Normal operation for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. In addition, your 900 Series™ uses advanced transducer detection methods to determine if a transducer is connected. If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected automatically at power up and your 900 Series™ can be used on the water.

Exit Normal operation by powering your 900 Series™ off.

Simulator

Use the Simulator to learn how to use your 900 Series™ before taking your boat on the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that simulates on-the- water operation, providing a randomly-updated display. We recommend going through this manual while using the Simulator, since all of the menus function and affect the display the way they actually do when in Normal operation.

Simulator

NOTE: To get the full benefit of the Simulator, it is important to select Simulator manually from the Start-Up Options menu as opposed to letting the 900 Series™ enter Simulator automatically (as it will if a transducer is not connected and you do nothing during power up). Manually selecting Simulator from the Start-Up Options menu allows you to pre-configure your 900 Series™ for on-the-water operation. Any menu changes you make will be saved for later use.

A Simulation message will appear on the display periodically to remind you that you are using the Simulator.

Exit the Simulator by powering your 900 Series™ off.

System Status

Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit selftest. Exit System Status by powering your 900 Series™ off.

The following screens are displayed in turn when you press the VIEW button when using System Status:

Self Test

Accessory Test

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Self Test

Self Test displays results from the internal diagnostic self test, including unit serial number, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) serial number, software revision, total hours of operation and the input voltage.

Self Test Screen

Accessory Test

Accessory Test lists the accessories connected to the system.

Accessory Test Screen

NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected only if the paddlewheel has moved since your 900 Series™ was powered up.

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GPS Diagnostic View

GPS Diagnostic View, which is only available when a GPS Receiver is attached to you 900 Series, shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark grey bar indicates that the satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.

This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation. HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the Estimated Position Error.

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Sonar X-Press™ Menu

The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides access to the settings most frequently used. Press the MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system settings such as whether the unit is set for Advanced User mode.

NOTE: Quad Layout only appears in Side Beam View when the optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer is attached and selected.

Active Side

Active Side allows you to select which side of a Combo View will be active; key presses will only affect the active side of the screen. When a menu is displayed, the non-active side of the screen will be grayed out; at any other time, a green arrow will point to the active side. Combo Views usually display sonar on the left, with charts or Bird’s Eye usually on the right. The Active Side menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To select the Active Side:

1.Highlight Active Side on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change which side is active. (Left, Right, Default = Left, or Sonar).

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Split Position

Split Position allows you to adjust what percentage of the screen is taken up by the left side of any Combo View; each view may be adjusted independently; you must be in a specific view to adjust the screen size for that view. The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo View; selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting. The Split Position menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To Adjust Split Screen Position

1.Highlight Split Position on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the size of the left side of a Combo View. (Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right, Default varies)

Sensitivity

Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display. Increasing the sensitivity shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however, the display may become too cluttered. When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity shows weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.

Sensitivity at Low

Sensitivity at Medium

Sensitivity at High

To adjust the Sensitivity:

1.Highlight Sensitivity on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the Sensitivity setting. (Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)

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Upper Range

(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views only)

Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views. The Upper Range menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode) and can only be accessed from the Sonar, Split Sonar and Active Sonar Side Views. Upper Range is often used with Lower Range.

For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep, you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50. The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50, and will not show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet), and will show greater detail for that area between 20 and 50 feet.

NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.

To adjust the Upper Range:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced Mode, then highlight Upper Range on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the Upper Range setting. (0 to 1490 or 0 to 497 meters

[International models only], Default = 0)

Lower Range

Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed. Automatic is the default setting. When in automatic mode, the lower range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom. Selecting a specific setting locks the depth range into Manual mode. Use both Upper and Lower Range together to view a specific depth range manually when looking for fish or bottom structure. M will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen when you start manually adjusting the Lower Range to indicate that you are in Manual mode.

For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet) you should set the Lower Depth Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, allowing you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the way to the bottom.

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Chart Speed

Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown. A faster speed shows more information in the Sonar Views and is preferred by most anglers; however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details become compressed and may be difficult to interpret. Regardless of the Chart Speed setting, the RTS® Window will update at the maximum rate possible for the depth conditions. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal preference.

To adjust the Chart Speed:

1.Highlight Chart Speed on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the Chart Speed setting. (1-10, where 1 = Slowest, 10 = Fastest, Default = 5)

Quad Layout

(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer, Side Beam View only)

Quad Layout selects the method used to represent the sonar information from the two side-looking beams plus the down-looking beam to be presented on the Side Beam View, and is only available when an optionalpurchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer is attached and the Side Beam View is active. Use Quad Layout to change the way the Side Beam View is displayed. See Side Beam View for more information.

To adjust the Quad Layout:

1.Highlight Quad Layout on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control keys to change the Quad Layout setting for the Side Beam View. (Default, Classic, Slanted, Default = Default)

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Bottom Lock

(Sonar Zoom View only)

Bottom Lock changes the mode of the Zoomed view in the Sonar Zoom View.

To turn on Bottom Lock:

1.In the Sonar Zoom View, highlight Bottom Lock on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Bottom Lock setting to on. (Off, On, Default = Off).

Bottom Range

(Sonar Zoom View only, when Bottom Lock is On)

Bottom Range allows you to control how much of the water column, measured up from the bottom, is shown in the Sonar Zoom View. Choose a small value to see low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return. Choose a larger value to see large structure in deeper water. It is possible to set the Bottom Range to be greater than the depth. In this case, you may see surface clutter in a wavy band that mirrors changes in the depth.

To adjust the Bottom Range:

1.In the Sonar Zoom View, highlight Bottom Lock on the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Bottom Lock setting to on. (Off, On, Default = Off).

3.Once you turn on Bottom Lock, the Bottom Range X-Press™ menu choice will be displayed. (10 - 60 feet or 3-20 meters [International Models only], Default = 15 feet)

Sonar Colors

Sonar Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the display.

To change the Sonar Colors:

1.Highlight Sonar Colors on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the color palette. (Standard, Gray, Inverse, Green, Default = Standard)

Cancel Navigation

(only when Navigating)

Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This will not delete a previously-saved route.

To Cancel Navigation:

1.Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Sonar X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling navigation.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the LEFT Cursor key.

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Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu

(Side Imaging Views only)

The Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu provides access to the settings most frequently-used. Press the MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views to access the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu

Active Side

Active Side allows you to select which side of a Combo View will be active; key presses will only affect the active side of the screen. When a menu is displayed, the non-active side of the screen will be grayed out; at any other time, a green arrow will point to the active side. Combo Views usually display sonar on the left, with charts or Bird’s Eye usually on the right. The Active Side menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To select the Active Side:

1.Highlight Active Side on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change which side is active. (Left, Right, Default = Left, or Sonar).

Split Position

Split Position allows you to adjust what percentage of the screen is taken up by the left side of any Combo View; each view may be adjusted independently; you must be in a specific view to adjust the screen size for that view. The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo View; selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting. The Split Position menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To Adjust Split Screen Position:

1.Highlight Split Position on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the size of the left side of a split screen. (Left,30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right, Default varies)

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SI Side

SI Side sets which transducer beam from the SI beams will be shown on the display.

To Adjust SI Side:

1.Highlight SI Side on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select the transducer beam (Left, Both, Right, Default = Both)

SI Sensitivity

SI Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display. Increasing the sensitivity shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however, the display may become too cluttered. When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity shows weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If SI Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.

To adjust the SI Sensitivity:

1.Highlight SI Sensitivity on the Side Imaging X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the SI Sensitivity setting. (Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)

SI Range

SI Range sets the deepest range that will displayed in the Side Imaging views. The range must be set manually. The SI Range menu choice can only be accessed from the Side Imaging Views.

To adjust the SI Range:

1.From any Side Imaging View, highlight SI Range on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the SI Range setting. (6 to 360 feet or 2 to 120 meters [International Models only], Default = 150 feet or 50 meters)

Chart Speed

Chart Speed determines the speed at which the side sonar information moves down the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown. A faster speed shows more information in the Side Imaging Views and is preferred by most anglers; however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed keeps the information on the display longer, allowing you to see an entire area. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal preference.

To adjust the Chart Speed:

1.Highlight Chart Speed on the Side Imaging X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to increase or decrease the Chart Speed setting. (1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra = Fastest, Default = 5)

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SI Colors

SI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the display.

To change the SI Colors:

1.Highlight SI Colors on the Side Imaging X-Press™menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the color palette. (Inverse, Gray, Brown, Blue, Green, Default = Blue)

Navigation X-Press™ Menu

The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides access to the settings most frequently used. Press the MENU key once while in the Bird's Eye View, the Chart or the Chart/Sonar Combo, Chart/Chart Combo View, or Chart/Bird’s Eye Combo View to access the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.

NOTE: You will have to change Active Side setting to Right to see the Navigation X-Press™ Menu from a Combo View with a sonar side.

Navigation X-Press™ Menu

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Active Side

Active Side allows you to select which side of a Combo View will be active; key presses will only affect the active side of the screen. When a menu is displayed, the non-active side of the screen will be grayed out; at any other time, a green arrow will point to the active side. Combo Views usually display sonar on the left, with charts or Bird’s Eye usually on the right. The Active Side menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To select the Active Side:

1.Highlight Active Side on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change which side is active. (Left, Right, Default = Left).

Split Position

Split Position allows you to adjust what percentage of the screen is taken up by the left side of any Combo View; each view may be adjusted independently; you must be in a specific view to adjust the screen size for that view. The number setting indicates the percentage taken up by the left side of the Combo View; selecting Left sets the left side of the screen to its smallest setting. The Split Position menu choice is only available when a Combo View is active.

To Adjust Split Screen Position

1.Highlight Split Position on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to change the size of the left side of a split screen. (Left, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Right, Default varies)

Waypoint [Name]

(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)

Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint under your cursor.

To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:

1.Move the cursor onto an existing waypoint and press the MENU key once, or use Cursor to Waypoint to select a waypoint from a list of saved waypoints.

2.Highlight Waypoint [Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.

3.Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints submenu, which contains the following menu choices:

Waypoint Submenu

The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu choices:

Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views.

Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.

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Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list of waypoints.

Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list of waypoints.

Cursor to Waypoint

(Chart or Combo view only)

Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved waypoint, so that you can locate it or edit it.

NOTE: This X-Press™ menu item appears only if you have saved waypoints.

To move cursor to a saved waypoint:

1.Highlight Cursor to Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate Cursor to Waypoint.

3.Use the UP or DOWN 4-WAY Cursor Control key to highlight the waypoint you wish to move the cursor to, then use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select the destination waypoint.

Save Current Track

Save Current Track allows you to save the current track being displayed. After the current track is saved, a new current track is started.

To Save Current Track:

1.Highlight Save Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate saving the current track.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current track, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current track, press the LEFT Cursor key.

Clear Current Track

Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track being displayed and start a new track at the present position.

To Clear Current Track:

1.Highlight Clear Current Track on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate clearing the current track.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To clear the current track, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel clearing the current track, press the LEFT Cursor key.

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Save Current Route

(Only when navigating)

Save Current Route allows you to save the current route being displayed. This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.

To Save Current Route:

1.Highlight Save Current Route on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate saving the current route.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To save the current route, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel saving the current route, press the LEFT Cursor key.

Cancel Navigation

(Only when navigating)

Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This will not delete a previously-saved route.

To Cancel Navigation:

1.Highlight Cancel Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY CursorControl key to initiatecanceling navigation.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel navigation, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling navigation, press the LEFT Cursor key.

Skip Next Waypoint

(Only when navigating)

Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.

To Skip Next Waypoint:

1.Highlight Skip Next Waypoint on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate skipping the next waypoint.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To skip the next waypoint, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To cancel skipping the next waypoint, press the LEFT Cursor key.

Cancel MOB Navigation

(only when MOB Navigation is activated)

Cancel MOB Navigation removes the Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint and exits Man Overboard mode. This menu choice will only appear when you are currently navigating in Man Overboard mode.

To Cancel MOB Navigation:

1.Highlight Cancel MOB Navigation on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to initiate canceling MOB navigation.

3.The Confirm dialog box will appear. To cancel MOB navigation, press the RIGHT Cursor key once more. To avoid canceling MOB navigation, press the LEFT Cursor key.

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Remove Target

(Only if a Target is active)

Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu choice will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.

To Remove a Target:

1.Highlight Remove Target on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to remove the target.

Remove Grid

(Only if a Grid is active)

Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu choice will only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.

To Remove a Grid:

1.Highlight Remove Grid on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu.

2.Use the RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control key to remove the grid.

Waypoint [Name]

(Most recently-created waypoint)

Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most recently created waypoint.

NOTE: You must have pressed the MARK key at least once since you last powered up the Fishing System for this menu choice to appear.

To view the Waypoint [Name] Submenu:

1.Move the cursor to the desired position and press the MARK key once to save a waypoint.

2.Highlight Waypoint[Name] on the Navigation X-Press™ menu.

3.Use the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor Control key to view the Waypoints submenu.

Waypoint [Name] Submenu

The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu choices:

Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude) and select the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views.

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Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the list of saved waypoints.

Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that waypoint, or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.

Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the list of waypoints.

Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the list of waypoints.

Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu

(Snapshot and Recording View only)

The Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu provides access to the image management and sonar recording functions. Press the MENU key once while in the Snapshot and Recording View to access the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

NOTE: For more information, see Snapshot and

Recording View.

Snapshot and Recording

X-Press Menu

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Start Recording

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Start Recording allows you to start sonar recording from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording View.

To start sonar recording:

1.Highlight Start Recording on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu, and press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to start recording.

Stop Recording

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)

Stop Recording allows you to stop sonar recording. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed.

To stop sonar recording:

1.To stop recording, highlight Stop Recording from any X-Press™ menu.

2.Press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key.

Delete Image

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording View and you have selected an image thumbnail.

To delete an image:

1.On the Screen Snapshot View, use the UP and DOWN 4-Way Cursor keys to select the image you want to delete.

2.Highlight Delete Image on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

3.Press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to initiate this procedure.

4.A Confirm Dialog box will appear. Select Yes to delete the image or No to cancel the operation.

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Delete All Images

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording View.

To delete all images:

1.From the Snapshot and Recording View, highlight Delete All Images on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

2.A confirmation dialog box will ask if you want to delete all images. Select Yes to delete, or No to change your mind.

Delete Recording

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Delete Recording allows you to delete a single sonar recording from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed, you are in Snapshot and Recording View.

To delete a recording:

1.On the Snapshot and Recording View, use the UP and DOWN 4-Way Cursor keys to highlight the recording you want to delete.

2.Highlight Delete Recording on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu.

3.Press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to initiate this procedure.

4.A Confirm Dialog box will appear. Select Yes to delete the recording or No to cancel the operation.

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Delete All Recordings

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Delete All Recordings allows you to delete all the recordings at once from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording view.

To delete all recordings:

1.From the Snapshot and Recording View, highlight Delete All Recordings on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu.

2.A confirmation dialog box will ask if you want to delete all recordings. Select Yes to delete, or No to change your mind.

Pings Per Second

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Pings Per Second allows you to specify the maximum ping rate for the sonar recording currently in progress from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are in Snapshot and Recording View and are actively recording (not playing back).

To specify the pings per second:

1.Highlight Pings Per Second on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu, and press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to increase and decrease the number in the menu bar. (1-AUTO, Default = AUTO)

Playback Speed

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card, Snapshot and Recording View only)

Playback Speed allows you to specify the playback speed for a sonar recording from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available when you have an optional-purchase MMC/SD card installed and you are playing back a recording.

To specify playback speed:

1.Highlight Playback Speed on the Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ menu, and press the LEFT or RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to display the following Playback Speed submenu choices (which are represented by icons): Beginning, Rewind2, Rewind, Reverse Normal, Reverse Slow, Pause, Slow Play, Normal Play, FF, FF2, End.

NOTE: You can also change playback speed in the Snapshot and Recording View using the Left and Right 4-Way Cursor keys, although you cannot skip to the beginning or end of a recording using these keys.

NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during Rewind. This may result in a reduced quality sonar image, since at higher speeds, not every sonar return can be processed.

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Stop Playback

(optional-purchase MMC/SD Card only)

Stop Playback allows you to stop playback of a sonar recording from any view. This menu option is only available when you have an optionalpurchase MMC/SD card installed and you are playing back a recording.

To stop playback of a recording:

1.Highlight Stop Playback on any X-Press™ menu.

2.Press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to initiate this procedure.

To start playback, use the 4-Way Cursor keys to highlight a recording icon, then press the RIGHT 4-Way Cursor key to start playback (represented by a green "play" triangle which appears to the right of the recording icon).

Sonar Menu Tab

Press the MENU key twice to access the

Main Menu System and then press the

RIGHT Cursor key to select the Sonar tab.

NOTE: Menu choices will vary depending on system settings such as whether the unit is set for Advanced User mode or what transducer is currently selected.

Sonar Menu

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Beam Select

Beam Select sets which sonar returns from the transducer will be displayed on the screen.

When set to 200/83 kHz, the returns from both beams are blended. The Split Sonar View continues to display the sonar returns from each beam in their respective windows. The blended information is shown in the Sonar View. The RTS® Window in the Sonar View will only show the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.

When set to 200 kHz, only the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam will be displayed in the Sonar View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from both beams in their respective windows. The RTS® Window in the Sonar View will display the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.

When set to 83 kHz, the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam will be displayed in the Sonar View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from both beams in their respective windows. The RTS® Window will display the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam.

To use Beam Select:

1.Highlight Beam Select on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to select either the 200 kHz beam, the 83 kHz beam or the 200/83 kHz beam. (200/83 kHz, 200 kHz, 83 kHz, Default = 200 kHz)

Side View Frequency

(Side Views only)

Side View Frequency allows you to select which frequency to apply to the side-looking beams (800 kHz or 455 kHz).

To change the Side View Frequency:

1.Highlight Side View Frequency on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to select either the 800 kHz beam or the 455 kHz beam. (800 kHz or 455 kHz; Default = 455 kHz)

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Fish ID+™

Fish ID+™ uses advanced signal processing to interpret sonar returns, and will display a Fish Symbol when very selective requirements are met. When a fish is detected, a fish icon and its depth are displayed above the return that has been classified as being a fish. Three different fish size icons represent the intensity of the sonar return, and provide an indicator of relative fish size.

DualBeam PLUS™ sonar models represent targets detected in the 200 kHz narrow beam as orange fish symbols, and represent targets detected in the 83 kHz wide beam as blue fish symbols.

200 kHz, narrow beam

83 kHz, wide beam blue fish symbols

orange fish symbols

 

When Fish ID+™ is turned off, the 900 Series™ shows only the raw sonar returns on the display. These returns will often result in "arches" forming on the display, indicating potential targets. Due to the transducer beam angle, the distance to a fish decreases as the fish moves into the beam, and then increases as it moves out again, creating a Fish Arch when this distance change is shown on the display. Boat speed, chart speed, and the position of the fish within the sonar beam greatly affect the shape of the arch.

Transducer Cone and Fish Arches

To turn Fish ID+™ on or off:

1.Highlight Fish ID+ on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn the Fish ID+™ setting On or Off. (Off, On, Default = Off)

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Fish ID Sensitivity

Fish ID Sensitivity adjusts the threshold of the Fish ID+™ detection algorithms. Selecting a higher setting allows weaker returns to be displayed as fish. This is useful for identifying smaller fish species or baitfish. Selecting a lower setting displays fewer fish from weak sonar returns. This is helpful when seeking larger species of fish. Fish Sensitivity is used in conjunction with Fish ID+™. Fish ID+™ must be On for Fish Sensitivity to affect the ability of the 900 Series™ to identify sonar returns as fish.

To change the Fish ID Sensitivity setting:

1.Highlight Fish ID Sensitivity on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Fish Sensitivity setting. (Low = 1, High = 10, Default = 5)

Real Time Sonar (RTS®) Window

RTS® Window sets the RTS® Window to either Wide or Narrow, or turns it off in the Sonar View. The RTS® Window always updates at the fastest rate possible and only displays returns that are within the transducer beam. (See Getting Started - Using Your 900 Series™: Real Time Sonar [RTS®] Window for more information.)

RTS® Window (Wide)

To change the RTS® Window setting:

1.Highlight RTS® Window on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the RTS® Window setting. (Wide, Narrow, Off, Default = Narrow)

RTS® Window (Narrow)

RTS® Window (Off)

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Bottom View

Bottom View selects the method used to represent bottom and structure on the display. Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red. WhiteLine® highlights the strongest sonar returns in white resulting in a distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display. See Bottom Presentation for more information.

To adjust the Bottom View:

1.Highlight Bottom View on the Sonar Main Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Bottom View setting. (Structure ID, WhiteLine, Default = Structure ID)

Zoom Width

(Sonar Zoom View only)

Zoom Width allows you to control the width of the Zoomed Sonar (the lefthand side of the screen).

To change the Zoom Width:

1.Highlight Zoom Width on the Sonar Main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the width of the Zoomed Sonar. (Narrow, Medium, Wide, Default = Narrow)

83 kHz Sensitivity

(Advanced)

83 kHz Sensitivity changes the sensitivity of the 83 kHz beam. Increasing the 83 kHz Sensitivity will display additional weak returns and decreasing the 83 kHz Sensitivity will display fewer weak returns. The 83 kHz Sensitivity menu choice is only available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

To set the 83 kHz Sensitivity:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight 83 kHz Sensitivity on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to set the 83 kHz Sensitivity. (-10 to +10, Default = 0)

455 kHz Sensitivity

(Advanced, with optional purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)

455 kHz Sensitivity adjusts the sensitivity of the 455 kHz beam. Increasing the sensitivity will display additional weak returns and decreasing the sensitivity will display fewer weak returns. A QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer must be attached to the Fishing System. The 455 kHz Sensitivity menu choice is available when Transducer Select is set to QuadraBeam (see

Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select) and User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

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NOTE: The 455 kHz Sensitivity requires the purchase of the QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer.

You can visit our website at www.humminbird.com to order this accessory online or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.

NOTE: 455 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the 455 kHz sonar returns in the Side Beam View. The 455 kHz sensitivity can be adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown in the 200 kHz sonar window.

To change the 455 kHz Sensitivity setting:

1.Make sure you have selected QuadraBeam Transducer and Advanced Mode and that the QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer is connected, then highlight 455 kHz Sensitivity on the Sonar Main Menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the 455 kHz Sensitivity. (-10 to +10, Default = 0)

Depth Lines

(Advanced)

Depth Lines divide the display into four equal sections that are separated by three horizontal depth lines. The depth of each line is displayed along the depth scale. You can either turn Depth Lines On or Off. The Depth Lines menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

Depth Lines

To change the Depth Lines setting:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Depth Lines on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to turn the Depth Lines setting On or Off. (Off, On, Default = On)

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Surface Clutter

(Advanced)

Surface Clutter adjusts the filter that removes surface clutter noise caused by algae and aeration. The lower the setting, the less surface clutter will be displayed. The Surface Clutter menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

Surface Clutter

To change the Surface Clutter setting:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Surface Clutter on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Surface Clutter setting. (Low = 1 to High = 10, Default = 5)

Noise Filter

(Advanced)

Noise Filter adjusts the sonar Noise Filter to limit interference on the display from sources such as your boat engine, turbulence, or other sonar devices. The Noise Filter menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

NOTE: The Off setting removes all filtering; Low, Medium and High settings add progressive filtering of the sonar returns. In some deep water situations, the High setting may actually make it harder for the control head to find the bottom.

To change the Noise Filter setting:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Noise Filter on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Noise Filter setting. (Off, Low, Medium, High 1, High 2, High 3, Default = Low)

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Max Depth

(Advanced)

Max Depth adjusts the maximum depth of operation. The performance of your 900 Series™ can be tuned to the maximum depth you will be fishing in by setting the Max Depth. When a maximum depth is set, your 900 Series™ will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that depth, thus increasing overall performance. When Max Depth is set to Auto, the 900 Series™ will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the capacity of the unit). If the bottom is deeper than the Max Depth setting, the digital depth readout will flash, indicating that the 900 Series™ cannot locate the bottom. The Max Depth menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see

Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

To change the Max Depth setting:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Max Depth on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Max Depth setting. (AUTO, 10 to 1500 feet; 3 to 500 meters

[International models only], Default = AUTO)

Water Type

(Advanced)

Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. The Water Type menu choice is available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode).

NOTE: In salt water, what would be considered a large fish might be 2 to 10 times bigger than a large fish in fresh water (depending on the type of fish you are seeking). The salt water setting allows for a greater range in fish size adjustment to account for this. Also, make sure that the Water Type is set accurately, especially in salt water, as this affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings.

To change the Water Type setting:

1.Make sure you are in Advanced User Mode, then highlight Water Type on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the Water Type setting. (Fresh, Salt, Default = Fresh)

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Transducer Select

Transducer Select allows you to select which transducer you want to use, High-Definition Sidescan, Compact Sidescan, Sidescan, QuadraBeam PLUS™, DualBeam PLUS™, Dual 50/200 kHz, or Universal Sonar 2.

NOTE: The transducer setting must correspond to the transducer type connected to your system.

NOTE: All transducer choices besides the High Definition Sidescan transducer require a separate purchase..

To change the selected Transducer:

1.Highlight Transducer Select on the Sonar Main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the transducer selected. (Hi-Def Sidescan, Compact Sidescan, Sidescan, Quad Beam, Dual Beam, Dual 50/200, Universal Sonar 2, Default = Hi-Def Sidescan)

Color Bar

Color Bar allows you to display or suppress the display of the color bar shown in the full screen Sonar View.

To change the display of the Color Bar:

1.Highlight Color Bar on the Sonar Main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the display of the color bar. (Off, On, Default = On)

Temperature Graph

(Sonar View only, with Temperature input)

Temperature Graph allows you to display or suppress a water temperature graph over the main Sonar View to show temperature changes correlated to recent sonar history.

To change the display of the Temperature Graph:

1.In the Sonar View, highlight Temperature Graph on the Sonar main menu.

2.Use the LEFT or RIGHT 4-WAY Cursor Control keys to change the display of water temperature. (Off, On, Default = On)

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