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#12766398 - 05/23/18 09:58 AM Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink
msbcguy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/17
Posts: 19
Thinking about switching to Humminbird units. Do I need a GPS puck for each unit? How does Interlink work? Can I utilize one GPS puck for both units through Interlink?

Sorry, I've been out of the game for a while and I'm not up to date on latest technology!

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#12766504 - 05/23/18 11:24 AM Re: Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink [Re: msbcguy]
javelin150 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 947
Loc: Waco, TX
Interlink has been discontinued and not supported on newer graphs. Are you buying older used ones? If you are buying new Helix/Solix units, they each have internal GPS antennas built into the head unit so no GPS puck is required unless you want to upgrade to one with the Heading Sensor capabilities.

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#12766570 - 05/23/18 12:00 PM Re: Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink [Re: msbcguy]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1602
Loc: Richland-Chambers
All of the Helix units have a built-in GPS puck unless the unit is not GPS capable.
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#12766707 - 05/23/18 01:44 PM Re: Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink [Re: msbcguy]
msbcguy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/17
Posts: 19
Yep, looking to purchase new Helix units so that gives me some peace of mind. So, all I would need to link both units together would be ethernet cable?

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#12767532 - 05/24/18 12:30 AM Re: Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink [Re: msbcguy]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3465
Loc: Arlington
Has to be a networkable unit then you need the appropriate length ethernet cable and two dongles. For more than 2 devices linked together you would need to add the 5 port hub. Make sure you select the Helix g2N or the mega units on the gen 2 helix so you can network them.

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#12767717 - 05/24/18 08:14 AM Re: Humminbird GPS Puck and Interlink [Re: msbcguy]
msbcguy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/17
Posts: 19
I would just be linking single console unit (Helix 12 Mega SI G2N) to a single bow unit (Helix 10 Mega SI G2N).

Thanks for the comments, y'all.

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