email
 Home  |  GL Blog  |  Forum  |  News  |  Tournament News  |  Conservation  |  Videos  |  Join  |  Youth  |  Site Map  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertise  |  Online Shopping  |  Donate to this site reluctant


Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum  - extensive bass fishing home page specializing in Great Lakes, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario bass fishing techniques, news, issues, conservation, bass fishing reports, bass biology, tournament strategy, bass fishing lure and fishing tackle, bass fishing forum and fishing message board, logistics, weather and safety, and product information.

        Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum

              Your Great Lakes and Michigan Online
               Bass Fishing and Tournament Community.

Advanced search  
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.  (Read 3773 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

KLAKE

Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:13:25 PM »

I actually traded "down" a color Lowrance unit, for a bigger screen black/white sonar/GPS unit from Lowrance.
And then bought a second black/white unit.

I start school fulltime when the boys go back to school after Christmas, and won't be able to upgrade for a few more years yet.

I have a LCX-15m/t, and an X135.


If anyone has advice/tips, etc I'm all ears. The color unit was pretty simple to operate and worked well, but I have never owned a black/white unit till now.


A couple questions.
Which will give the better, or more accurate display. Lower sensitivity settings to eliminate surface clutter, or higher sensitivity settings with the surface clutter turned on low or medium?

Is there any reason to NOT slow down chart speed?\
Is there any reason TO slow down the ping speed.


My last boat, I had interference issues on the bow mount unit. So, with that said I'm all ears on ways to reduce interference on the bow mounted unit.


Any time you can take to comment is appreciated.


And MERRY CHRISTMAS

Logged

Manxfishing

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 11:24:20 AM »

I ran black and white screens
They work the same as color, only that instead of the preety colors your
in gray scale, better marks or harder surfaces are dark and smaller fish or soft bottom are light gray

I myself run the chart speed and ping speed at 100
sensitivity wise, i never use auto
Running or shallow i'm around 50 and on the trolling motor or deeper I'm around 75%
I like to see a little surface clutter or wave noise

If there's interference in the front screen
I'd make sure your wired direct to the cranking batt. If your wired to the trolling batt. you can get that. The other thought would be to turn off the
screen in the back. The transducers might be over lapping and causing it

But black/white or color both work the same way
they just show up different on the screen
I'd say black/white draws less juice and there easier to see in all light conditions. The color units can get hard to see in bright light

Good luck












Logged

KLAKE

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 11:57:30 AM »

I ran black and white screens
They work the same as color, only that instead of the preety colors your
in gray scale, better marks or harder surfaces are dark and smaller fish or soft bottom are light gray

I myself run the chart speed and ping speed at 100
sensitivity wise, i never use auto
Running or shallow i'm around 50 and on the trolling motor or deeper I'm around 75%
I like to see a little surface clutter or wave noise

If there's interference in the front screen
I'd make sure your wired direct to the cranking batt. If your wired to the trolling batt. you can get that. The other thought would be to turn off the
screen in the back. The transducers might be over lapping and causing it

But black/white or color both work the same way
they just show up different on the screen
I'd say black/white draws less juice and there easier to see in all light conditions. The color units can get hard to see in bright light

Good luck
















The front unit on the last boat was a Black/White unit too, but a lower end Lowrance. I got quite a bit of interference with it.

That unit was mounted to the fuse box under the console. The x102c was wired to the battery.

I know at least some boat builders wire to the fuse block, but I think it might be a good idea to wire both units direct to the battery.

I know it's common practice, but still wondering if wiring both units to the same battery can cause any kind of interference.


One other thing that may have caused problems, was the unit was mounted up near a M/K Powerdrive electric steer trolling motor. The wire was run through the coiled power wire, and then down the bottom half of the shaft.

I just switched to a cable steer Motorguide (after years of M/K Electric steer) so maybe that will help to eliminate some interference.


One of the things I'm looking at in an old Bassin' magazine, is an article sidebar on electronics. Actually dealing with the LCX-15
it says "He also improves clarity on his LCD screen by reducing interference from his unit. This is achieeved by placing a rubber sleeve around his trolling motor, and attaching a ground wire from the back of his transducer to the ground wire of his trolling motor."

When reading that all I think is huh?

Thoughts on that??
Logged

1javelin

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 01:51:47 PM »

Straight from the mouth of a VanDam, you are going to get trolling motor interference if your transducer is on your trolling motor.  You can't completely remove it.

1jav
Logged
Live to fish, Fish to live.

Ranger482v

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 08:59:32 AM »

Straight from the mouth of a VanDam, you are going to get trolling motor interference if your transducer is on your trolling motor.  You can't completely remove it.

1jav
Thats right
Logged

Redbone

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 05:27:12 AM »

What about the ducers that are built inside the trolling motor?
Logged

Cy

  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,087
  • View Gallery
Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 02:50:54 PM »

What about the ducers that are built inside the trolling motor?

My MK has the transducer built in and I don't get interference at the bow mount unit but I do on the console unit when the TM is running.
Logged
Cyrus Ruel

West Michigan Bass
www.westmichiganbass.com

Xtreme Bass Tackle
www.xtremebasstackle.com

OST
www.ostusa.com

Westside Garage
www.westsidegarage.net

Genie

  • www.MyFishingLogs.com
  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 756
  • Stop wishing and get fishing ...
  • View Gallery
    • MyFishingLogs
Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 02:56:14 PM »

That's because you can't fish Cy.
Logged
Grand Rapids, MI
Stop Wishin' and get Fishin' with MyFishingLogs.com
http://www.MyFishingLogs.com

Insanity - Doing the same thing and expecting different results.  Stop the insanity!

Firefighter Jeff

Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 11:16:46 PM »

That's because you can't fish Cy.

    OUCH !!!!    :D :D :D
Logged

Genie

  • www.MyFishingLogs.com
  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 756
  • Stop wishing and get fishing ...
  • View Gallery
    • MyFishingLogs
Re: Oldschool Electronics info?? And a couple questions.
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 08:07:46 AM »

Jeff - you're from Indiana ... enough said   :-*
Logged
Grand Rapids, MI
Stop Wishin' and get Fishin' with MyFishingLogs.com
http://www.MyFishingLogs.com

Insanity - Doing the same thing and expecting different results.  Stop the insanity!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Advertisements


Visit Other Features of GreatLakesBass.com using the links below



Site Home | News | Videos | Bass Forum | Bass Tips | Articles | My Confidence Products | Tournaments

GL Blog | Weather | Fishing Pictures | Building Bass Boats | Conservation/Legislation | Bass Biology

Advertise | Site Sponsors | GreatLakesBass.com Store | Online Shopping

Site Map | Contact Us | Search | About Us | Links | Link to Us | Resources | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy
Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot

VigLink badge