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MK ulterra and HB helix set up #13945391 04/02/21 07:07 PM
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Getting a new boat for my small lake, going with MK ulterra with transducers for DI and SI and plan to have a helix 8 g4 with capability to use the imaging. Anyone have a set up with the ulterra and a helix g4 unit? Wondering how well they link and how is the use of the spot, tracking, etc with the two together?

This will be my first foray into electronics and want to make things as user friendly and fishing friendly as possible.

Re: MK ulterra and HB helix set up [Re: Texasbuckeye] #13945557 04/02/21 10:35 PM
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To get motor functions between the Ulterra and Helix, the Ulterra has to the the iPilot LINK model, it is an Ethernet connection.
A Helix needs the AS EC QDE Ethernet Adapter to connect an Ethernet cable to it.

Either the iPilot or iPilot LINK model will do Spotlock, and iTracks with no sonar unit connected.

You would need the Helix 8 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N to use the built-in MSI transducer and would need the Minnkota MKR-MI-1 adapter to connect the transducer to the display.


Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3,
Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, MEGA 360, RC-1
Re: MK ulterra and HB helix set up [Re: Texasbuckeye] #13946186 04/03/21 05:56 PM
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Sorry, should have been more clear, the units will have that connectivity and be set up that way.

My questions were more specific toward do those functions work well?
My lake is small, so could i set up a track, and just have the boat slowly drive me around hands free while i fish, and if i get some strikes hot spot hold and just be essentially hands free?

Looking for as low human input as possible, aside from the intial set up and tracks/spots of course.

Re: MK ulterra and HB helix set up [Re: Texasbuckeye] #13946267 04/03/21 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Texasbuckeye
Sorry, should have been more clear, the units will have that connectivity and be set up that way.

My questions were more specific toward do those functions work well?
My lake is small, so could i set up a track, and just have the boat slowly drive me around hands free while i fish, and if i get some strikes hot spot hold and just be essentially hands free?

Looking for as low human input as possible, aside from the intial set up and tracks/spots of course.


Yes, READ the manual.


Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3,
Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, MEGA 360, RC-1
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