Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
loop, Gadawgs, urosenara, Moses Gonzalez, rq1938
102732 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82883
hopalong 74407
Pilothawk 73445
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59913
Tritonman 56835
Derek 56434
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102732 Members
61 Forums
859280 Topics
11272923 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11699560 - 07/01/16 11:30 AM graph numbskull
fivebites Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 369
Loc: carrollton
I am the oldest, most un-technical, nothing is user friendly person on the earth. I have two graphs. Humminbird 898c at my console, and a Lowrance Elite-7HDI up front. Do either or both of these have both side imaging or down imaging? Will they "sync up" being two different brands? Who can help me set them up properly? Please, I am definitely NOT smarter than a 5th grader...keep it simple. Thanks!!

Top
#11699586 - 07/01/16 11:41 AM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
squib Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 992
Loc: Lubbock, TX
898 might have side-imaging capability. Is a 898c-si?

7HDI should have down imaging with the correct transducer

You can't network them together.


Edited by squib (07/01/16 11:41 AM)

Top
#11699592 - 07/01/16 11:43 AM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
fivebites Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 369
Loc: carrollton
898Csi correct. I thought if they had side imaging, they would also include down imaging as well. Incorrect?

Top
#11699595 - 07/01/16 11:44 AM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
fivebites Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 369
Loc: carrollton
So does the Elite-7 HDI have both side and down imaging available?

Top
#11699597 - 07/01/16 11:44 AM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
THAPCO4 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/16/14
Posts: 33
The Humminbird and Lowrance transducers with conflict with each other, but I think there is a connector you can buy to make them use a single transducer and "talk to each other". I haven't actually seen it work, but I saw one the other day in a box. Those should both have down imaging hence the DI in the Lowrance and the 898 is a DI unit. Depending on which 898 it actually is, it may have side imaging. There should be more to the name, it should have HD SI at the end. The Lowrance does not have side imaging I don't think.

As for using them, there is a guide on Fork that is supposed to be really good at teaching sonar. You can also google "you tube sonar fish" and will find tons of informative information. The videos will get you started and then just put in some time cruising around a local lake. Then go back and watch them again. For some samples look in the Crappie section of this forum and there is a post at the very beginning that says "Crappie Graphs". Look at those, they are very informative for what you are looking for irrelevant of the fish. Also, remember that most of those pics are from a computer and the resolution on your graph will not be quite the same but it should give you an idea of what you are looking at.

Top
#11700156 - 07/01/16 04:47 PM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 724
The 898C SI is a side imaging unit if you have a si transducer. It should be about 2.5" wide and 4" long. It cannot be mounted in the boat. If you have it on, on the lake and cycle threw the view you will have choices of map, sonar, down, and side. As well as combinations of all of those together. Your side image will be a screen that has a line running vertical from top to bottom and left and right sides should be somewhat a mirror image of each other depending on how close to the bank or structure you are. Hope this helps. You should look up your unit on YouTube and watch some videos on how to use it.

Top
#11700201 - 07/01/16 05:07 PM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 5418
Loc: FORK
They are both garbage. Send me those and get you some garmins thumb
_________________________
www.XciteBaits.com
www.Daiwa.com


Top
#11700254 - 07/01/16 06:04 PM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
Level 7000 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/08
Posts: 389
Loc: Texas
898 is a good unit if set up correctly.

Top
#11702225 - 07/03/16 08:55 AM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
fivebites Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 369
Loc: carrollton
So if I were to ditch one or the other so I could sync them up, which one should I ditch?

Top
#11705871 - 07/05/16 04:36 PM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 724
Lowrance, because I think it is slow. The sonar is better imo but I am fond of the Birds

Top
#11705896 - 07/05/16 04:49 PM Re: graph numbskull [Re: fivebites]
Chuck A Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Weatherford, Tx
When I read the subject I just knew you was gonna be making fun of me!!
_________________________
Chuck A.
Fightin' Texas Aggie '85
GIG'EM AGGIES
Skeeter ZX250
Yamaha HPDI 300

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide