On April 29th at Radioworld in Toronto we will host an information day on Lowrance and Simrad products. The focus of the day will be to get your unit ready for the 2017 open water season. We’ll update your units for free and assist you in setting them up. Lowrance prostaff Gerry Heels from Heels Marine Electronics Installations will be here to assist with updates and information regarding installs.
Bring your units with you and we’ll get you ready for 2017! If you need an update on anything other than a current Lowrance or Simrad unit please bring your power cable with you.
Paul Shibata will be returning to Radioworld on April 25th to present another seminar in his series “In Pursuit of Sonar Perfection”. This seminar will focus on CHIRP sonar technologies which has been all the rage this year. Paul will explain in simple terms what CHIRP is and what it will do for you over traditional sonar!
Other topics will include:
– New product details, all Elite and HDS models
– New technology, WIFI, PowerPole control, Insight Genesis, etc
Lowrance recently announced their new Outboard Pilot system which will be available in the Fall of 2014. You can preorder yours from Radioworld here for hydraulic steering or here for cable steering applications.
Lowrance is giving its customers a special Halloween treat by announcing their latest additions to their line of imaging sonar and CHIRP products.
The SpotlightScan transducer is a trolling motor mount that scans the bottom based on your trolling motor position. This lets you control the size and speed of the transducer sweep. Through a NMEA2000 sensor that is mounted on your trolling motor foot pedal, SpotlightScan orientation and rate-of-turn data are communicated to the HDS Gen2 display in relation to your boat’s position. This only works with Minn Kota and Motorguide cable steer trolling motors.
In addition to the Spotlight view the SpotlightScan transducer also provides DownScan Imaging for picture-like images of fish and structure beneath your boat as well as Broadband Sounder technology, which is ideal for lure tracking.
SpotlightScan is compatible with HDS Gen2 and HDS Touch units, but will not work with the HDS Gen 1 units. HDS Touch units do not require the SonarHub module for SpotlightScan functionality.
SonarHub is an all in one sonar access module that allows StructureScan, SpotlightScan, and CHIRP functionality all through the one module.
CHIRP sonar with the Airmar TM150M or B150M transducers delivers improved target resolution and noise rejection, as well as wide coverage for perfect arches that clearly identify fish targets.
The SonarHub and Airmar TM150M is going to be an awesome upgrade for Great Lakes salmon and trout fishermen running HDS units.