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List of Airmar CHIRP Transducers

Old 03-02-2013, 12:33 PM
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Many members has asked about CHIRP transducers so here is a very "basic and unofficial" guide to part numbers of what is currently available and what is in the works.



Transom mounts:

TM150C-M
Chirps from 95 to 155 kHz ..26 to 17 degree beamwidth.
Transom mount, 8 pin plug and also available as a trolling motor mount.
Available later this year and is designed for the Garmin xs series.

TM265
8 element
Beamwidth
Low .......25 to 16 degrees...42-65 kHz
Medium ..16 to 11 degrees...85-135 kHz
High .......10 to 6 degrees...130-210 kHz

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Thru Hull w/ High Speed Fairing:

B765
13.73' fairing
2 element
Beamwidth
Low.....32 to 21 degrees...40-75 kHz
Medium...24 to 16 degrees...80-130 kHz
High.......15 to 9 degrees...130-210 kHz

B265
22.35" fairing
Same elements as the TM265

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Thru Hull External Mount:

R109
22.44" external airing
16 element
Beamwidth
Low....19 to 10 degrees...38-75 kHz
Medium....13 to 8 degrees...80-130 kHz
High.......8 to 4 degres...130-210 kHz

R509
23.12" fairing
25 element
Beamwidth
Low....23 to 9 degrees...28-60 kHz
Medium....13 to 8 degrees...80-130 kHz
High......8 to 4 degrees...130-210 kHz

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Tank mount In Hull (Shoot thru)

M265
Same 8 elements as the Tm265,B265.
Head unit will retro into the M260 existing tank.

R111
16 element
Same elements as the R109
Head unit will retro into the R199 ,R299,R399 existing tank.

R599
Same 25 elements as the R509
Will retro into a 1960 VW Bug

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Wet Box/Tank mount

CM265
Same 8 elements as the Tm265,B264,M265

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Pocket/Keel Mount

PM265
Same 8 elements as the Tm265,B265,M265,CM265

CM111
Same 16 elements as the R109,R111,

CM599
Same 25 elements as the R509,R599

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Flush Mount Tilted Element
0 , 12 , 20 degree

B75
B75 with Garmin 8 pin-coming later this year.
SS75-coming this year
Used as a single or in pairs.
70mm hole enables it to retrofit a B60.

Single element
Beamwidth
Low......32 to 21 degrees...40-75 kHz
Medium.....24 to 16 degrees...80-130 kHz
High........15 to 9 degrees...130-210 kHz

B175
SS175.. coming this year
B175 8 pin Garmin -coming this year
Used as a single or in pairs.
98 mm hole allows retro to the B164.

B175 Low..7 element
Beamwidth
32 to 21 degrees...40-60 kHz...40-60 kHz

B175 Medium...Single element
Beamwidth......24 to 16 degrees... 85-135 kHz

B175 High...Single element
Beamwidth
15 to 9 degrees...130-210 kHz

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Thru hull zero degree.

B150C-M..coming this year
8 pin Garmin
Same element as the transom mount TM150C-M
Garmin xs series.
75 mm hole allows retro to the B117

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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I think "good operating fish finding depth range" would be nice additional information. The ones with the Garmin 8 pin plug are designed for the xs right? The GSD26 doesn't use the plug does it? Is the xs going to be able to use a 2 band transducer?
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Correct..the Garmin 8 pin are for the 741xs ...and the GSD-26 uses a bare wire connection.
Currently all the CHIRP plugged transducers I see working with the 741xs are single band.

And as far as adding "good operating fish finder depth range".....basically this is what I think of for CHIRP ducers.

A single element is very good .
A dual element is very,very good.
8 element a much,much better.
16 element is a whole bunch of much better
A 25 element really, really , REALLY gets down there.

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How about this Gil. Take your fish drawing, and change the depth numbers to be the optimal range of the various CHIRP transducers
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U da man!
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Originally Posted by stiletto View Post
How about this Gil. Take your fish drawing, and change the depth numbers to be the optimal range of the various CHIRP transducers



FISH DRAWING!
Wow....that's mean.

At one time this was THE state of the art in Furuno's "Etch A Fish" technology.

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CHIRP etch a fish should easily hit 1000'.
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What is the R109, but a pocket mount, and why is it so much cheaper than the R111LH?
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Do you agree with with? Is it in feet or metres?
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Originally Posted by llit View Post
What is the R109, but a pocket mount, and why is it so much cheaper than the R111LH?



R109C

To clarify...the R109C is a not a pocket mount but a thru hull , external fairing mount.
A R109C is simply less costly to manufacture than the tank mounted R111C thus the difference in pricing.



R111

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when can we actually get one for furono?
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Originally Posted by renner View Post
when can we actually get one for furono?
According to Furuno reps at the Miami boat show we are about a month off.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
To clarify...the R109C is a not a pocket mount but a thru hull , external fairing mount.
Yes, I was looking for the contents of the R109, but in a pocket mount.

May be irrelevant though, perhaps the R109 isn't good enough for 5mm anyhow. Any comment on the B75 pair for that depth?

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Originally Posted by llit View Post
Yes, I was looking for the contents of the R109, but in a pocket mount.



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The CM111 is the pocket mount version of the R109.
What depths are you looking for targets in ?
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Originally Posted by llit View Post


Do you agree with with? Is it in feet or metres?
M265 and b265 should go all the way to the right.
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All the lines should have been vertical and not horizontal for a start

Vertical is depth, horizontal is time or distance.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
All the lines should have been vertical and not horizontal for a start

Vertical is depth, horizontal is time or distance.
It works either way. I think vertical would be better but I was able to figure out what he was thinking.
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With the lines overlaid a sounder screencap it would have been a good idea to use the sounder depth scale. I'm maybe slow but I don't understand this figure at all.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Many members has asked about CHIRP transducers so here is a very "basic and unofficial" guide to part numbers of what is currently available and what is in the works.



Transom mounts:

TM150C-M
Chirps from 95 to 155 kHz ..26 to 17 degree beamwidth.
Transom mount, 8 pin plug and also available as a trolling motor mount.
Available later this year and is designed for the Garmin xs series.
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I saw somewhere else that Airmar will also be coming out with a TM130M and a TM210H, both supposedly for CHIRP. Airmar doesn't seem to have any information about them other than a mounting guide for them (at least I can't find any more info than that), but they do give instructions on mounting them! Any info on them, Gil?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The CM111 is the pocket mount version of the R109.
What depths are you looking for targets in ?
For some reason, pricing on the CM111 seems uncommon!

I'd like it to work in 500m.
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