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#11316086 - 01/01/16 10:40 AM Point 1 calibration troubles
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
Has anyone ever had a hard time getting their Point 1 to calibrate?
I have tried multiple times and when I select calibrate and make the rotation like it says on the screen, after about 4-5 minutes it comes back and says calibration timed out.
I thought it may be something with the paticulat graph that I had it hooked to so I tried calibrating from the other graph with the same results.
I guess my next thing will be to get on the water and call Lowrance support.
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#11316211 - 01/01/16 11:54 AM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
ToadSnatcher14 Offline
Team Slot Fish

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 16478
Loc: Justin,Texas
I assume you are going the correct speed and turning the right direction? I installed calibrated mine with no issues. I know the smoother the water the better...

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#11316336 - 01/01/16 12:58 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: ToadSnatcher14]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
I'm turning between 2-3 degrees to the right and maintaining that course.
I just watched the video and that's how I did it.
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#11316566 - 01/01/16 03:27 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
007. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 878
Loc: Plano, Texas
Maybe your puck is mounted in the wrong location. The Point 1 can have interference due to a magnetic field.

http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/Point-1-FAQ-EN.pdf
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#11317373 - 01/01/16 09:46 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
I'm going to go back out tomorrow and try again.
Thanks for posting the FAQ sheet.
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#11317409 - 01/01/16 10:02 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
WillieKetchum Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Maybe check to make sure your network is set to read from the a point 1.

Settings>network>chart (I think)

I hooked mine up and followed the on screen instructions and it worked fine. It should be simple for you so maybe something is hooked up wrong.

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#11317677 - 01/02/16 06:56 AM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
nwest10 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Lake Conroe / Willis
Also double check you have 12V to your NMEA network. My ground wire came loose and the PT1 quit working.

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#11317752 - 01/02/16 08:21 AM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: 007.]
LinkLowrance Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 294
Loc: Wayland, TX
Originally Posted By: 007.
Maybe your puck is mounted in the wrong location. The Point 1 can have interference due to a magnetic field.

http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/Point-1-FAQ-EN.pdf
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This ^^^

Had to fix a boat awhile back when the guy had his Point 1 mounted too close to the trolling motor bracket.

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#11318408 - 01/02/16 03:40 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
Thanks for all of the input guys.
I discovered that it was indeed mounted too close the the trolling motor.
When I put the tm in the water then it calibrated fine. As soon as I pulled it back up it would mess my heading line up due to the metal trolling motor.
I set the console unit to local and it's working ok now.
I can use the point 1 when I'm trolling which is what I wanted for drop shotting.
Do most people get a second point 1 for the stern or just use the internal gps?
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#11318500 - 01/02/16 05:02 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1244
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Since your point one is on the nose. Use it for your trolling but use your rear internal. When I set a boat up, I put the point one back by the rear side imaging transducer. The front graph is basically on top of its transducer. I use its internal GPS but use the point one for compas. This allows it to pull signal from the front but always knows where the nose of the boat it.

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#11318509 - 01/02/16 05:07 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 816
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
. . . I put the point one back by the rear side imaging transducer. The front graph is basically on top of its transducer. I use its internal GPS but use the point one for compas. This allows it to pull signal from the front but always knows where the nose of the boat it.

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#11318705 - 01/02/16 06:35 PM Re: Point 1 calibration troubles [Re: Danny L. Weems]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
Roger that Andrew.
After I posted Gazoo, I read your pm.
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