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#12778882 - 06/03/18 05:38 PM Using HB units overseas?
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
Posts: 2079
Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
Looking at a possible job transfer to Singapore for a couple of years, will the Humminbird Helix 12 acquire GPS signals outside the US?

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#12779160 - 06/04/18 12:09 AM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
My cell phone gps does so I would think that the HB would also.


Edited by Bobby Milam (06/05/18 09:40 AM)

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#12781483 - 06/05/18 04:59 PM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
Thanks, you make a great point.

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#12781589 - 06/05/18 06:25 PM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Won't have accurate time. Look at the time zone choices in the setup menu.
I think Singapore is UTC+8

Domestic models go from UTC-4 to UTC-10. Texas is UTC-6
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#12781847 - 06/05/18 09:13 PM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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Thanks for the info, Wayne.

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#12782403 - 06/06/18 09:53 AM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
MAK747 Online   content
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Registered: 05/08/09
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Not sure about Humminbird, but Lowrance sells two differnt model units, an Americas model and a ROW (Rest Of the World) model. It's something to do with European CE certifications. Lowrance Americas units are geofenced in a sense. If you take an Americas unit past a defined meridian (30 degrees West longitude or the International dateline to the East) they go into a limited feature mode. As well as the time offset limitations which Wayne mentioned, the limited features mode functions with English language and imperial measures only -all non-English languages and metric measures are eliminated. There is also a flashing reminder at the bottom of the screen that indicates that the unit is operating outside of its intended area of use.


Edited by MAK747 (06/06/18 09:59 AM)

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#12783798 - 06/07/18 10:58 AM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Mudman63]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Hey Mudman. Your unit will work great. I have been in contact with clients in Ireland, Scotland, Israel, and Bulgaria that are operating Helix on their boats. They report that their units work fine!
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#12784784 - 06/08/18 08:46 AM Re: Using HB units overseas? [Re: Capt Craig]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Capt Craig
Hey Mudman. Your unit will work great. I have been in contact with clients in Ireland, Scotland, Israel, and Bulgaria that are operating Helix on their boats. They report that their units work fine!


Are they using international units or US units?
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