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#12824390 - 07/11/18 01:41 PM Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help!
CamoKing Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 122
Loc: Alvarado, Tx.
I have the Helix 7 and all of the sudden starting having this issue. I have not changed the settings and I have checked the transducer for damage. All is well. I tried adjusting the settings to no avail as well. Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix for it? Do I need to do an update? I haven't done that. HELP!



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#12824433 - 07/11/18 02:13 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
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Registered: 03/26/08
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Loc: Garland TX
Looks like interference from trolling motor, on board charger, or bad ground/shield wire.
Just a guess I am by no means an expert on the subject.
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#12824437 - 07/11/18 02:15 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
jbobo Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: springtown,tx.
Does it do this all the time even in shallow water? If not then I would try to catch those fish.
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#12824438 - 07/11/18 02:16 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
CamoKing Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
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Loc: Alvarado, Tx.
as Im investigating this thats what it looks like. Im about to troubleshoot that issue and see if I can find the problem.

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#12824450 - 07/11/18 02:24 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
CamoKing Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 122
Loc: Alvarado, Tx.
Its all the time it seems. hard to tell fish from junk.

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#12824585 - 07/11/18 03:53 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
jbobo Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Interference that I have seen is usually straight up and down lines. I am no expert at all though. Maybe the sensitivity is set a little high. If I see that on my helix’s I’m getting some baits in the water now. Those diagonal lines look like a bunch of fish streaking up chasing bait. Maybe in the general equipment section one of the sonar gurus will have a better answer for you.
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#12824626 - 07/11/18 04:14 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
Give me some info about the unit's settings and water depth and how you have it hooked up.
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#12824827 - 07/11/18 06:01 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: jbobo]
CamoKing Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 122
Loc: Alvarado, Tx.
I have it set on a 5 out of a ten. The lines are too identical to be fish. we will soon find out..

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#12825014 - 07/11/18 08:40 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
Slab Killa Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 139
The only thing you need is sand johnny’s Slabs and flies tied on and get the grease hot!!!!

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#12825019 - 07/11/18 08:41 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
Slab Killa Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 139
When I had interference it was on the trolling motor and replacing the transducer fixed it. The shield was broken from zip tieing it too tight. But like others said my interference lines were vertical and you could barely make out an image

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#12825047 - 07/11/18 09:01 PM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
Not sure which setting is a 5. Looks like bait. Lines are small and rise quickly in the bottom pic. In the top pis I don’t know what color palette but your clutter looks like bait as well.
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#12825465 - 07/12/18 09:25 AM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
RespectTheFish Offline
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Registered: 09/04/17
Posts: 393
Loc: Abilene, Texas, Fort Phantom
I have had three helix’s and that is not normal. Could be interference but when I have had interference it usually just caused vertical lines cutting in and out. I’m not sure what to tell you buddy. If nothing else is running in the boat like electric motors I’m not sure.
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#12825480 - 07/12/18 09:34 AM Re: Helix 7 Screen Issues! Help! [Re: CamoKing]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3856
Loc: Jack County
You didn't happen to have another graph running the same frequency on your boat or another boat real close did you? I have seen that cause interference similar to the bottom pic before.

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