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#12361665 - 07/27/17 06:52 PM Waypoint transfer
lmbr Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 90
Loc: Lindale, Texas
I have a HB Helix 9 at my console and just added a Lowrance HDS 9 up front. Can I transfer my HB waypoints via SD card to my Lowrance? The Lowrance is because of the MG Xi5 I got recently. Hopefully will learn the Go To Waypoint feature. smile

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#12361695 - 07/27/17 07:21 PM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
BarryG Offline
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Registered: 10/24/03
Posts: 170
Loc: Fenton, MO
Do a search for HB to Lowrance and you should find it!
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#12361728 - 07/27/17 07:56 PM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
JT Evans Offline
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Registered: 04/18/07
Posts: 3736
Loc: DFW
Not totally sure but with the newer units you should be able to output a .gpx file from the Bird then take it to the Lowrance unit.

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#12362176 - 07/28/17 07:07 AM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: JT Evans]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: JT Evans
Not totally sure but with the newer units you should be able to output a .gpx file from the Bird then take it to the Lowrance unit.


Not sure about this^^^^^^^ but I could be wrong.

You usually have to save the HB files (.hwr) to .gpx and then upload those to some program that will then convert them to Lowrance (.usr). I use the HB program and then use the EasyGPS program to convert to Lowrance (.usr). The EasyGPS program is a free download and I use it to back up all my waypoints so it is good to have.

Do you have the Gateway and NMEA2000 backbone to use the GoTo function?

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#12362470 - 07/28/17 10:23 AM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
MAK747 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 404
Loc: Ft Wth
The Lowrance unit should be able to import a .gpx file. GPSBabel is another free program that can convert HB .hwr files to the Lowrance .usr file format.

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#12363220 - 07/28/17 08:21 PM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: BlueNitro]
lmbr Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Lindale, Texas
I do have the Gateway and NEMA 2000.
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#12363289 - 07/28/17 09:03 PM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
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what did they say,.. noidea

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#12363589 - 07/29/17 05:58 AM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
Sangelle Offline
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Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 409
Loc: Flower Mound,tx
You can not transfer directly. The files have to be converted first . Use gps Babel.

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#12371774 - 08/03/17 09:01 PM Re: Waypoint transfer [Re: lmbr]
NekidTackle Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 2423
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I can transfer and convert waypoints from any format to any format.
This is a new service that my business is doing.
Please IM me if you are interested.
Regards,
Ron
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