Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest

2 Sonars

9 posts in this topic

How do you rig a boat for two sonars?I am rigging my boat with a Garmin on the trolling motor(universal transducer 200kz)and a Garmin on the dash(transom mounted 200kz) .I may also add a unit on the stern in the future.If I have all the same sonars will I get interferance if I use them at the same time.And if so what do I need to do to run more than one sonar at a time without getting interferance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they all run on the same frequency they will interefer. Theres nothing you can do about it. I am still using the old x-85's which are 192khz along with the Garmin 240 and the new x-15 which i run independently. Another tip: make sure your locators are not hooked up to the same battery as the trolling motor is. When the locator and trolling motor are on at the same time on the same battery, the motor will cause interence on the locator.

------------------
MILLE LACS AREA GUIDE SERVICE
651-271-5459 http://fishingminnesota.com/millelacsguide/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could you run them all on 1 ?? your never in 2 spots at once..?
(in the boat)

[This message has been edited by minneman (edited 03-05-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have fished in buddies boats.It sucks fishing blind even if your not in control of the boat.I guess I am just a nice guy.It would also be nice to get a "second opinion".
D-man
I find myself suddenly interested in your sonar smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fishhead,
I have problems with interference on my X-48 (bow) and X-75 (console). It didn't help having both ducers on the back of the boat, near each other, running the same frequency too! I moved the one ducer to the front trolling motor and that helped a lot. Try getting the ducers on opposite ends of the boat to reduce interference with the signals.

[This message has been edited by CD (edited 03-06-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if you have two different depth finders (I have a Garmin for the stern, and I am looking at a Hummingbird for the bow)? Will they interfere? I plan on putting the transducer for the Hummingbird on my bowmount. Does transducer location make any difference at all?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was recently told that if the cone angles of two sonars intersect you will get interferance unless the frequency of the signal is more than 50khz different.With cone angles of 20 degrees and a 17 ft boat( one 'ducer on the bow and one on the stern) you could possibly run two sonars in up to 20 feet of water without interference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   I would definitely get the one with the Pheasant plowing attachment! Beats walking the fields!
    • Never getting rid of my Suburban. Just looking for a new toy for hunting etc. that I can drive down narrow dirt roads up north. Another reason why I would rather buy a slightly used one so I can use it without worrying about putting a few scratches on it. Those side by sides look like fun but you have to haul them around and cant drive them everywhere. And they just aren't built to take what a Jeep can. Always kind of liked the looks of Jeeps and being able to remove the top in the summer is nice to. Would definitely want a hard top to as the soft tops aren't to good for MN winters. I'm sure the newer ones have better heaters than the older ones as I remember back in the day guys were dressed like they were snowmobiling while driving their Jeep. And scraping frost off of the window to see.
    • I went through the same thing. I had ATV's at first then bought an RZR. It was fun but honestly the quality for the price is pretty bad. You can go up to a Can Am but then the price is even worse. So a few years after I sold the RZR I got the itch again but then started looking at the Wranglers and ended up doing that. I bought a 2006 with the 4.0 and after that and buying a used 6.6' plow I was into it for less than 13.5k and can drive it everywhere.   I have the hardtop on mine. I just take it off in the summer and drive it when it's nice. IMHO it's the way to go but you need to watch out for ones that are rusted out. I take the doors off, the top off and drive around sniping gophers, head to the lake or just cruise around. I like the 32" BFG KO tires.     
    •   What's a big guy like you going to do with a little SUV?  Your still keeping the truck to pull that new trailer right?
    • Good luck, have fun and stay topside this time of year.
    • Did you have to sand in between coats of lacquer? I was going to use a pre catalyzed lacquer for a little more durability, but it seems like it would take forever to get in all of the grooves. 
    • Some of the older ones had a 4 cylinder. Think the new ones only have a 6 now.
    • White pine needs bud caps to survive.     DNR had this publication you might find interesting managing_woodland_deer.pdf   Here is another link.... from extension   http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/2007/04/minnesota-woodlands-and-wildlife-strategies-and-species/   Balsam fir and spruce are good if we ever have another bad winter....
  • Our Sponsors