I’m having an issue with my lowrance HDS -7 Gen 2 range control and frequency for side imaging. It seems to be a very complex problem so I made some videos to help explain what it is doing. I’m not sure how to encrypt a video into the thread so I will post links to YouTube after each paragraph to explain.
I recently added a LSS-1 box and transducer to my existing Lowrance HDS-7gen2 and HDS-5gen1. Both are connected to the LSS-1 box via Ethernet cables. HDS7 in #1 port and HDS5 in #2 ports on the LSS-1 box. Both graphs have been updated with the most current software update and both reset to factory settings….. It seems the HDS-7 will not talk to the LSS-1 when changing range and frequency during the side scan function. Both Ethernet cables are good and have been interchanged with each other and checked with an ohm meter to insure they are not the issue. you tube
I can change the Range and Frequency on my HDS5-gen1 and when I do It automatically changes the Range and Frequency on the HDS -7 at the same time. It’s like the HDS-5 Is the only control for the side scan function for both graphs. Any time I change the range on the HDS7 it will automatically change back to whatever the HDS-5 is set on. It’s like the HDS-7 is submitting to the 5. you tube
To try to solve the problem I unhooked the HDS-5 from the LSS-1 box so that the only think in the network would be the HDS-7 and the lss-1. Doing this gives me no control what so ever of the Range and Frequency of side scan mode. It is stuck on whatever setting it was left at when the HDS-5 was still hooked up.
If I unhook the HDS-7 from the LSS-1 and the screen will read no source I can adjust the range and frequency with no problem. youtube
I’ve taken it to the lake and used it to graph on the side image side and by controlling it with the HDS-5 the picture is great on both units and there seems to be no other issues. Down image settings seems to work independent of each unit like they should.
I don’t know what else to try any help would be greatly appreciated. If you want to call or text with an idea my phone is 903-520-2564. I am going to try to contact lowrance on Monday and see what they think is going on.