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Old 07-14-2014, 11:52 PM
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Thumbs up Incredible results with new chirp sonar!

Hello all,

Haven't been here in a while. I had to share my results with the new CHIRP SONAR. SIMRAD/LOWRANCE. I don't think words would be strong enough to express my satisfaction with the results so I posted this video. I think you would be very pleased!!
If you are considering REAL CHIRP SONAR, check this out.

It is a full setup video on CHIRP. the settings are good for traditional and Broadband as well, but to see the awesome CHIRP screen shots you might want to skip halfway into it.
ENJOY! I would be happy to answer any questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3GW...yFT9nB8Z-RxpiQ
THANKS!-Mike.
Old 07-15-2014, 02:47 AM
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Damn, I shouldn't have watched this video! Now I want CHIRP sonar! Greta video and great sonar results!
Old 07-15-2014, 02:54 AM
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Default Chirp.

Originally Posted by Seadonist View Post
Damn, I shouldn't have watched this video! Now I want CHIRP sonar! Greta video and great sonar results!
I know what you mean Seadonist!! Unlike some new technology, I believe this one is gonna stick!!!! It has become SO affordable recently. I just can't see anyone saying " I wish I didn't get this chirp!" Ha! Finally we can get screenshots that you only saw in magazines!!

It's awesome!! If you need any additional help with set up or anything feel free to email me!
Mikesmedley9@gmail.com.

Thanks for the comment!
Also, be sure to subscribe because I will be posting more and more on chirp!!!
Thanks!
Mike.
Old 07-15-2014, 04:25 PM
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Whats best chirp brand, Garmin, Simrad, Furuno (if they make one)?
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Griffin, obviously I'm a Simrad guy. I do know that all of the transducers are made by Airmar and are the same model numbers so there is no difference there. I used the built in SONAR HUB within the Simrad NSS EVO2. You can also buy the sonar hub for as low as $599. It gives you REAL CHIRP. broadband and side and down structure scans. I saw Garmin and Raymarines chirp box sells for around 2 grand without the other 2 sonar technologies.
One thing I loved with the Simrad, was the ability to dial in any frequency I wanted between 95 -155khz. (That was the range of my transducer)
All of the Simrad features are great , I used them all.

I have no experience with other brand displays. Maybe they do similar things. I do know that other brands are using the term chirp to describe their version of structure scan , especially in the smaller units. which is confusing.

Hope this helps some.
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Not offense to the OP but this just seems like one big sales pitch for Simrad.

I have the Garmin GSD-26 and it is pretty good as well. My boat is rigged with twin B175 ducers in low and high range. CHIRP has been out for a little while now.

Go to the electronics section and read and read and read about it. There is even a bookmarked thread explaining how it works.
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Why? Because he's impressed with it and wants to share? Where is he shilling for simrad?
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I posted the video because I couldn't find a SINGLE good video on chirp sonar. I saw one where guys were marking tennis balls tied to blocks. Another with a guy in an office. The general conception is that chirp is for deep deep blu water guys and all others won't see an improvement. If you watch this video I think you will see that there is a HUGE improvement in shallow water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3GW...yFT9nB8Z-RxpiQ
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Thanks for the video.
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Nice video but chirping in 30 feet of water doesn't do it for me.
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I hear you HEADHUNT, the common conception on CHIRP is that you won't see an improvement in shallow water. Freshwater and Bay guys wouldn't even consider it.( myself included). I know I was Shocked with the improvement in shallow water, especially since I went from 1 KW thru hull to a cheap 300w transom mount150M.

I haven't tried chirp at high speeds yet, but I think a lot of people will be making the switch.

Thanks for your comment.
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CHIRP in 12-20 ft. of water would be great for me in the mid to late summer months when the specks make the run to up to 20 ft. of water. My P66 gets good separation when at the rigs in these depths, but that CHIRP sonar is amazing. My only complaint is that I already have the structurescan built into my HDS Touch unit and the Sonar Hub unit also has this feature built into it, which makes it harder to justify spending that kind of money when all I really need is the CHIRP technology. I think I'll wait until Lowrance offers the CHIRP by itself.
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Actually Seadonist. You would need both anyway if you wanted to use CHIRP and STRUCTURE SCAN simultaneously. In SONAR hub, while using CHIRP, you can't use STRUCTURE SCAN. Same is true with EVO2s built in sonar hub. You CAN use chirp and SS together if you have an LSS box and SONAR HUB, (whether hub alone, or with hub built in Evo2).

In your case your HDS would give you SS and the Sonar hub would give you chirp. You could use both at once in any configuration.

I hope this isn't too confusing.
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Cool gadget. Thanks for the video.
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Garmin 547 xs chirp TM 150 transducer

http://vimeo.com/93098078

Garmin 741xs tm150 transducer

http://vimeo.com/93098078
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Got it. Thanks, and looking forward to more videos.
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Why do I feel like I just read and watched an infomercial?

Judging by the prelude to the video you aren't just a consumer of Simrad/Lowrance products, are you?
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
Garmin 547 xs chirp TM 150 transducer

http://vimeo.com/93098078

Garmin 741xs tm150 transducer

http://vimeo.com/93098078
I do like the Garmin better. Easier on the eyes.
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I watched the video. He only uses CHIRP for a few seconds. 99% of the time in the video he is on a fixed frequency (105) although I'm very happy that he is satisfied with his sonar performance.
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Originally Posted by Team Old School View Post

I do know that all of the transducers are made by Airmar and are the same model numbers so there is no difference there.


There is indeed a difference here that should be considered for anyone looking into CHIRP transducers for single band units.



1) The Tm150C ,B150C ,B75C, B175C are available from Airmar in both bare wire and connector versions.

Anyone using the Navico system....... only the Navico 7 pin connector version of the TM150C-M or B150C-M should be used.
Do not use the bare wire versions...it is physically possible but not advised.
If you take a current Airmar bare wire TM150C-M / B150C-M version and use the Lowrance Pigtail on these two transducers... you can connect it....but it will not be fully compatible and damage can result.


http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...50m-b150m.html


2) Anyone using a TM150C-M or B150C-M bare wire for a Garmin unit can use the 8 pin adapter ( 010-11613)...fully compatible..no impedance problem.
Both transducers are also available in 8 pin Garmin connector.

3) The B75C (H,M ,L ) & B175C (H, M,L ) for a Navico are only available at this time as a bare wire and the end user must purchase a separate pig tail ( 000-10046-001) and attach it...this is fully compatible ..(no impedance problem as in the TM150C-M or B150C-M)

4) The Garmin B75C (H,M,L) & B175C (H,M,L) are already available with a Garmin 8 pin plug...no adapter required.

5) The B175C-HW is only available as a bare wire....and does require the Pigtail ( 000-10046-001) for Navico or the 8 pin adapter ( 010-11613-00) for Garmin.


And interestingly ...not all CHIRP transducers are made by Airmar...many of the manufactures are working on their own proprietary / specialty units.

For example...The Garmin DownVu/ Side Vu ( 010-12089-00) for the GCV 10 is a CHIRP transducer and is made by Garmin....with two more versions to follow shortly.

New units:
http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...ansducers.html


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This is a very exciting time for recreational fisherman......many excellent choices with all the manufacturers new CHIRP systems.

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