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Old 01-18-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dolphan View Post
Thanks a lot for the posts. I just turned on the 5212 and saw the settings for Auto low, med , and high. I also found how you can shift the frequencies like Codking was talkin about. Lot to learn with these machines and still no manual to read. Wish they would overlay the temp graph on the sonar screen like Furuno and Simrad do.
Wouldn't it be great if one or more of the EXPERTS on this forum could post a list of recommended settings for the GSD 24/26. This sure would make everyone's life easier and we'd all get better results.

Hellooooo, are their any experts out thereeeee??????
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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Well, the video by Garmin I watched said the best settings are "AUTO"...
And while they may be self serving, it looked like he was right...
I have a 22 and contemplating a 24... I have no need for a 26 - don't fish...
OTOH, the 22 has worked just fine for 3 years, dunno why I am even thinking about it...

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by denny-o View Post
Well, the video by Garmin I watched said the best settings are "AUTO"...
And while they may be self serving, it looked like he was right...
I have a 22 and contemplating a 24... I have no need for a 26 - don't fish...
OTOH, the 22 has worked just fine for 3 years, dunno why I am even thinking about it...

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See my post above regarding AUTO. In Garmin speak AUTO does not mean auto it means Auto High, Auto Med, or Auto Low which must be manually set.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dolphan View Post
Thanks a lot for the posts. I just turned on the 5212 and saw the settings for Auto low, med , and high. I also found how you can shift the frequencies like Codking was talkin about. Lot to learn with these machines and still no manual to read. Wish they would overlay the temp graph on the sonar screen like Furuno and Simrad do.
There is a bit of a manual in the Chartplotter Owner's Manual.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GP...ries_OM_EN.pdf
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Another point to consider...

Now that many are upgrading to CHIRP systems there will be many excellent higher quality transducers coming up for sale as CHIRP cannot use the normal tone pulse transducer.

I have already sold several CHIRP units to customers who then sold the transducers they were using...so keep an eye out for a bargain.
Let me know if you run across any nice preowned units that are what I need.. thanks!
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Originally Posted by lumberman View Post
Let me know if you run across any nice preowned units that are what I need.. thanks!
Jim..I have your new GSD sitting right in front of me..ready to ship.

And just for you....I can include this really nice...pre-owned transducer for only .95 cents.



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Old 01-19-2012, 06:35 PM
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UUMMMMM thanks .. but not exactly what I was planning on there, Leather neck......
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:46 AM
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Hi Guys

Does anyone have a picture showing the wiring of the converter when installing a b260 with the GSD 24 6-8 pin converter. I have a XID B260 but the system didn't recognize the transducer settings when wired as per the instructions Garmin provide.

My transducer has the Orange XID cable but also has a brown cable spare. Does anyone know what the Brown is for. I know the red and green aren't used in this setup.

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Originally Posted by Bluesheets01 View Post
Hi Guys

Does anyone have a picture showing the wiring of the converter when installing a b260 with the GSD 24 6-8 pin converter. I have a XID B260 but the system didn't recognize the transducer settings when wired as per the instructions Garmin provide.

My transducer has the Orange XID cable but also has a brown cable spare. Does anyone know what the Brown is for. I know the red and green aren't used in this setup.

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Look here.... http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GS...Install_EN.pdf
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
Wouldn't it be great if one or more of the EXPERTS on this forum could post a list of recommended settings for the GSD 24/26. This sure would make everyone's life easier and we'd all get better results.

Hellooooo, are their any experts out thereeeee??????
I'm no expert, but the whole point is that there is no recommended setting that is universal to all boats, speeds, waters, conditions, depths, target areas, etc or it would have been defaulted to that. Using AUTO the unit tries to take those things into consideration, but IMHO it is worth the time to learn to use your sonar well with manual adjustments. It wasn't a chirp unit, but I know I adjusted the gain and scroll speed CONSTANTLY as the depth and my speed changed on my old Furuno FCV 620 with great results.
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Originally Posted by JoshKaptur View Post
I'm no expert, but the whole point is that there is no recommended setting that is universal to all boats, speeds, waters, conditions, depths, target areas, etc or it would have been defaulted to that. Using AUTO the unit tries to take those things into consideration, but IMHO it is worth the time to learn to use your sonar well with manual adjustments. It wasn't a chirp unit, but I know I adjusted the gain and scroll speed CONSTANTLY as the depth and my speed changed on my old Furuno FCV 620 with great results.

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Using new DSP technology in sonar units.... with the Auto setting for fishing under 500' under in good to average water conditions .....that is hard to beat.

I can make about 1 or 2 decisions every 5 to 20 seconds... a good sonar with DSP can make over 2 million sonar adjustments and calculations a second in the auto mode.

I may tweak gain a bit but when I pay top dollar for a good digital sonar I think I will let it do most of the work...lol
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Using new DSP technology in sonar units.... with the Auto setting for fishing under 500' under in good to average water conditions .....that is hard to beat.

I can make about 1 or 2 decisions every 5 to 20 seconds... a good sonar with DSP can make over 2 million sonar adjustments and calculations a second in the auto mode.

I may tweak gain a bit but when I pay top dollar for a good digital sonar I think I will let it do most of the work...lol
That is what I have found with the GSD 24 in my brief time with it. I basically leave the 200 KHZ alone and just boost the gain on the 50 KHZ to get my screen to match what the 200 khz is showing.
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Any new pics???
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Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
Any new pics???
This is before I started boosting the gain on the 50 KHZ side.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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I talked to a Garmin Rep at the Miami Intl Boat Show yesterday. I asked him about adjusting the "Auto Gain" in the Advanced menu on the GSD 24. He said it was only available with Chirp but I convinced him it was on the GSD 24 also. He did not offer to go over to a GSD 24 and look. Anyway he said that the Auto Low , Med, and High settings were actually "Filters". The most "Turbid" water would need the Low setting which is the "Highest" filtering. Crystal clear water you would set your sounder on Auto High. I was thinking these settings had to do with depth. I did not even get into the ability to frequency adjust that would have prolly blown a circuit in his head and mine!
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Correct ....Many of the newer systems have gain settings that are in effect digital filters.

For example: The Furuno FCV585 you have a Cruise and a Fishing mode in Auto Gain.......just more flittering to reduce noise when you go to the cruise mode.

But it is VERY sophisticated digital filtering..hardly any loss....less noise.

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:46 PM
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I have a GSD22 and see my line just about every time I drop down a jig or bait rig.
The resolution is not as nice as those GSD26 shots above but looks the same as the shots posted of the GSD24 above.
If you gotta see better resolution to catch fish I guess that's nice to have, but the GSD22 shows bottom and bait balls just fine for me, and that's all I really need to find.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:15 PM
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Whats a used GSD22 worth?? I have just updated to the GSD24.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:18 AM
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I am contemplating purchasing the gsd24 and wondered if anyone had additional real world feedback/screenshots on performance.

Id really like to know if this unit has a color line feature which will allow you to distinguish bottom density?

Also what transducer are you using?

I appreciate your feedback.
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