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Ultrex/Helix problem #13914654 03/08/21 03:45 AM
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I have a helix at the bow connected to the ultrex. When on the lake today, it quit reading beyond 19’ depth. Any idea what could cause this?

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Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13914803 03/08/21 12:54 PM
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Check with the boards on bbc, lots of good info there.

Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13914929 03/08/21 02:57 PM
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What transducer are you using? Is it that you range is set to 19 FOW on the unit, or that you're not getting any readings at all once you pass 19 FOW?

Do you have a picture of your screen?


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Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13915047 03/08/21 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by East2321
I have a helix at the bow connected to the ultrex. When on the lake today, it quit reading beyond 19’ depth. Any idea what could cause this?


I don't have a helix but i had a very similar thing happen with my Garmin 93sv Saturday. Turned out i had zoomed in and not zoomed back out. Hopefully it's something that simple for you.


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Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13915351 03/08/21 08:59 PM
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Are you using external transucer or the built in transducer on the ultrex? I was thinking the zoom thing too as a simple hopeful fix


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Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13915749 03/09/21 02:02 AM
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This was my first time out with this new to me, boat. It’s the typical transducer that comes with the ultrex, so the original. After 19’ I get no readings at all.

Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13915829 03/09/21 03:03 AM
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It sounds like you are set to 19 foot max depth. You can change that to any depth, or you can set it to "Auto"...

For beginners, "Auto" should be your starting point.



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Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13916776 03/09/21 09:49 PM
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Lower range or max depth is set to auto.

Re: Ultrex/Helix problem [Re: East2321] #13917163 03/10/21 03:52 AM
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Do a factory reset and see if that fixes your problem.

https://youtu.be/rJDj1KWHUY8


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