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#12364572 - 07/30/17 08:34 AM Sharing a navionics card
bgmg17 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 139
Loc: East Texas
I was at East Texas Sonar yesterday and part of the conversation was about the difference between a nmea network and Ethernet. The statement was made that navionics could be shared on an Ethernet network. I am not familiar with that feature. I had to leave before Q&A started.
I have a Gen 2 9 touch and a Gen 1 7 connected by Ethernet through a LSS1 box. Is this a feature that I can use?

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#12364613 - 07/30/17 09:29 AM Re: Sharing a navionics card [Re: bgmg17]
javelin150 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 850
Loc: Waco, TX
Your particular setup will not allow sharing of mapping cards.

You can share a Navionics mapping card on Lowrance graphs via ethernet. Both graphs must be Gen2 or newer for it to work

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#12364628 - 07/30/17 09:47 AM Re: Sharing a navionics card [Re: bgmg17]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
He is correct. What trips you up is that you have a Gen 1 HDS7. If you replaced that unit with a Gen 2 or later at some point, the map data on a card would be shared for the two units via their Ethernet connection. Your LSS1 box has an Ethernet switch integrated into it.

On a related note: Your system units will share GPS waypoints as it stands. If you add a waypoint to one unit, it will be visible on both. If you delete a waypoint from a unit, the network and other unit should be powered up (because waypoints are stored on both units). If you delete a waypoint with the other unit turned off, the waypoint will reappear when the other unit is turned on. The "reappearing waypoint" issue has tripped up many an owner.....lol

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#12364665 - 07/30/17 10:33 AM Re: Sharing a navionics card [Re: bgmg17]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6206
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Good news is.... for just $100 you can buy another navionics card.

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#12364846 - 07/30/17 02:27 PM Re: Sharing a navionics card [Re: bgmg17]
bgmg17 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 139
Loc: East Texas
Thanks for the info. I have two cards but only keep one active on updates. Thought the gen 1 could be an issue.

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