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Old 10-06-2014, 05:56 PM
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Never really seem to see any screen shots posted from these units.... Anybody got some good ones? Particularly interested in those taken in saltwater in water 50'-300' and what TD was used. Just trying to see real world results as It is one of the units I am considering, thanks
Old 10-06-2014, 08:37 PM
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Don't worry there will be plenty on here tomorrow. There's been several members that have posted a lot of HDS Touch screen shots, so I'm sure they'll post them here for you.
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Originally Posted by dmsgdt112 View Post
To take the screenshot screen capture you press the power button. The sonar chart will stop while the screenshot is saved it takes a few seconds and you should wait impatiently before you push any more buttons.
To take a screenshot with any HDS Gen 2 with up to date software, press Pages and Power at the same time.
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Here are a couple. Airmar SS264N pair. 200khz. Depths in meters. Salt water.



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from today, not quite 50' but this is mine with the airmar b60 and lss2
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Thanks guys... very helpful, keep them coming.
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Here's one on an elite 7...


and here's the fishy... lol
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Thanks BLP. Anyone else... gotta be a lot of people runing these now a days. anyone using the TM150?
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Thanks BLP. Anyone else... gotta be a lot of people runing these now a days. anyone using the TM150?
SonarHub and TM150M doing some vertical fishing. Freshwater, depth in meters. The first two are HDS 8 Gen 1, the rest are HDS 5 Gen 2.






Two more showing what a few clicks on sensitivety can do. Arrows point to fish, rings are my 5 cm jigg.


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Thanks Colibri.. those are helpful. I am still curious concerned why alot of the CHIRP screen shots have such a thick red bottom return? Is the color/ gain turned up to tune more into marking fish? I need to see any variation in bottom hardness by looking how thick or thin the bottom return and for "tails" as some people refer to them. This photo depicts what I am used to seeing and want to be able to see (but better) If I were to upgrade to an HDS or evo.
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All the screenshots I posted are over solid rock bottom with virtually no growth/ vegetation on it. TM150M has a wide coneangle, especially in the lower part of it's frequenzyrange. I have a few screenshots with it in fixed frequenzy, where the bottom detail is better. But for determining hardness in this depthrange I preferr my Airmar P66 at 200 kHz, and offcourse the Downscan for extreme detail. I'm guessing a CHIRP ducer like B75H will give better bottom detail then TM150M, simply because of it's more narrow coneangle. (But a good thing with CHIRP is that you can choose, CHIRP for fishfinding and fixed frequenzy for bottom hardness.)

I'll try to post a few with different ducers later. I have used HST-WSBL (83/200), HST-DFSBL (50/200), 83/200/455/800-HDI, 50/200/455/800-HDI and Airmar P66/TM150M with my HDS units, and they all have their pros and cons.
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First freshwater, depth in meters on all screenshots.
Vertical fishing HDS 5 Gen 2 with 83/200/455/800-HDI. The vertical lines in the first shot are from running TM150M at the same time.


Same as above, fish (zander) jigg and leader showing clearly.


A few when slowtrolling, Sonarhub and TM150M:














Airmar P66 at speed:


P66 vs TM150M:


HST-DFSBL and HDS 5 Gen 2, saltwater. This was after heavy rainfall, so lots of dirty freshwater on top. Black=jigg, green= fish (cod):




This is what was on the HDS....


Back to freshwater, still HST-DFSBL. The ducer was tilted slightly wrong in these shots:




More P66:






Saltwater again, HST-WSBL showing downrigger and mackerel:


One of my first screenshots with Lowrance. HDS 5 with HST-WSBL in saltwater while icefishing. Massive baitball:


Guess that will do?
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Thanks Colibri.. can definately see the difference between ducers. Where any of those with tm150 in fixed freq? The P66 looks just like what I am used to seeing with my current machine. If you get a chance Id like to see some fixed freq comparison shots with the 150 specifically differences between the upper 145khz, medium and low freq 85khz
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not one sidescan image? wtf
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Originally Posted by FISHUNTR View Post
Thanks Colibri.. can definately see the difference between ducers. Where any of those with tm150 in fixed freq? The P66 looks just like what I am used to seeing with my current machine. If you get a chance Id like to see some fixed freq comparison shots with the 150 specifically differences between the upper 145khz, medium and low freq 85khz
I did some initial tests with SonarHub/ TM150M in fixed frequenzy 83 kHz and 105 kHz, but did not take any screenshots. I'll try to take a few the next time I'm out fishing. I'll move my boat from freshwater to saltwater in the next month or two, it's either that or put it in storage where I live, but so far most of my (boat-)fishing is freshwater.
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The current TM150M don't work that well at 83kHz since it's outside the passband of the transducer. An updated version with adjusted frequency range will be available next year. I prefer to use 105-145 kHz fixed frequency at 30' and less and Medium CHIRP for depths larger than 30'.
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Colibri- Sounds good looking forward to them if you are able.

Abbor- thanks for the info. I would mainly be using the higher end as well, but was curious to see the difference across the band.
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Woke up to a garden with snow on it yesterday. Been fishing this week, and will be fishing next week as well, but not in my own boat. I'll be back in my own boat in two weeks or so, and will take a few screenshots in fixed frequenzy then.
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A couple of hours on the water, wind and rain made it a blast....










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