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Old 10-14-2016, 12:14 AM
walleye2013 walleye2013 is offline
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Default Lowrance/Birds crosstalk??

Currently running 4 lowrance hds gen 1 units in my boat. Over the winter I plan on doing a few mods/changes to the boat and one of these is getting a helix 9or10 for auto chart live. Question is will I be able to keep my lowrance for structure/2d sonar and have the bird for strictly mapping and gps and not have interference? Heard a few bad things about running both together, as far as they don't play nice together.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:18 AM
newbietroller newbietroller is offline
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Default crosstalk

You can definitely run both. Just turn the sonar off on the Bird if you are only using it for GPS. I have two HDS 12 units that i use for sonar and a Humminbird 1159 that i use for GPS and to Link to my Terrova. I didn't install a transducer for the 1159
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:28 AM
h8go4s h8go4s is online now
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He wants to use the Helix for Auto Chart Live, which means he will need the Helix sonar on. Read this:


Read your owner's manual.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:36 AM
TNtroller TNtroller is offline
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Run each brand on a different frequency, 83 vs 200.
I meant to behave but there were way too many other options available at the time.
2014 Alumacraft Classic 165 cs
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55# Terrova/IP
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:05 PM
rnvinc rnvinc is offline
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You will have to run the Lowrance on 83kHz because the 200kHz cannot be shut off with Sonar on the HB ...

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Old 10-15-2016, 09:43 PM
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I am running both with no problems with interference. I am using my in hull Lowrance transducer with an adapter cable for my Helix 10 and my HDS 12 has transom mounted transducer and structure scan transducer.
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