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#10830852 - 05/09/15 01:57 PM Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts...
Mike G. Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Aurbey, Texas
I picked up the new Helix 5. Im having trouble determining if my settings are correct. I also would like to move my digital information that is on the left to the bottom of the image. Shouldn't the images be a bit clearer and higher detail? I have a 1985 1710 fiberglass bass tracker. I mounted the transducer about 14" to the right of a Black max 150 XR2. The screens where taken with motor out of water to make sure of no interference. Here are a few screens from Ray Roberts. Any help would be great!








Edited by Mike G. (05/09/15 01:57 PM)
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#10831140 - 05/09/15 04:50 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts... [Re: Mike G.]
javelin150 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 758
Loc: Waco, TX


You cant move the info boxes to the bottom on the Helix units. Here are some quick settings to help get you started

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#10831232 - 05/09/15 05:49 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts... [Re: Mike G.]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3429
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
You cannot move the digital readouts or change their sizes.

You can turn off the left side readouts in the full screen SI view ONLY by setting SI Readouts in the Sonar menu to OFF. That will give you depth and temp superimposed at the lower left of the screen.
Judging by the readouts, your Chart Speed setting should have been 1 for those snapshots.

The only improvement you can add is by using the XHS 9 HDSI 180 T transducer. It is longer and has longer SI crystals. Those longer crystals produce a thinner Imaging pulse which produces sharper images. That transducer will not add the 800 kHz capability, but will improve the 455 kHz performance.

The Sharpness setting backlights fish to make them more visible, BUT it also makes the overall image grainy looking. You have to choose whether you want sharp overall images or to see fish better.
If you notice in Doug's settings list, Sharpness is not mentioned--that means OFF.

Additionally Original or Pallet 1 would be a better choice for 2D Sonar than Green.

This is with a 455 kHz Imaging model using the HDSI transducer rather than the standard Compact SI that comes with the unit.

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#10837067 - 05/11/15 10:15 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts... [Re: javelin150]
Mike G. Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Aurbey, Texas
Thank you for the settings, at least I'm close to these already. Good to know that its not me, time to get a new ducer...


Edited by Mike G. (05/11/15 10:17 PM)
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#10837141 - 05/11/15 10:42 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts... [Re: Mike G.]
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Mike, I think something is wrong. I just installed a Helix 5 SI GPS on my boat. It is much much crisper and more detailed than these screen shots. Maybe I have the transducer Wayne is talking about? But my readings are crystal clear and crisp....not blurry like these. Just sayin I think something is wrong with yours. You might try re-setting everything to the default settings first and then work from there. Good Luck. Hope you get it fixed. I'm loving mine.
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#10840081 - 05/12/15 11:46 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 Settings """"Help""""" Calling all Experts... [Re: Mike G.]
Mesquite Mark Offline
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Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 386
Loc: Mesquite,Tx and Lake Fork
Looks like your chart speed is set to high. Also the down imaging works best when the boat is moving. If your setting still it will cause brush to look like lines on the screen.
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