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Old 09-07-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Lowrance LCX-IIIC HD and CHIRP B175C-HW

Hi Gents

I just acquired a boat that has a Furuno VX2 hooked up to a DFF1. I haven't traced wires yet but I'm thinking the DFF1 is hooked up to either a P66 50/200 transom mount or an older 50/200 thru-hull.

The main charplotter on this boat is a Lowarance LCX- IIIC HD. The seller was very proud of this chartplotter, has it hooked up to radar/GPS and a Raymarine S1000 auto pilot.

I'm left trying to figure out whether it's worth keeping the Lowarance. I am definitely planning on installing a B175W CHIRP in the boat, and possibly a SS264W 50.

The question is, are there any Lowarance sonar modules or software updates that will allow the Lowarance LCX-IIIC to hook up to the newer Airmar transducers and give me CHIRP capability?

I'll keep the FUruno VX2 and Dff1 as back-up, but trying to figure out which direction to go on the main chartplotter.

Are those Lowarances pre-industrial revolution pieces of marine electronics that have seen their time?

Any comments appreciated on how to get CHIRP into this boat with existing equipment
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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"The question is, are there any Lowarance sonar modules or software updates that will allow the Lowarance LCX-IIIC to hook up to the newer Airmar transducers and give me CHIRP capability?"


Sorry..no....no compatibility with the LCX units and CHIRP

And the DFF1 is a very good sonar.
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If you get rid of the LCX, let me know. I like them for the chart plotter function
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