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Jethro80

Marcum vx1

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Well I had a chance to pick one of these units up this weekend and it works great. Yesterday I went fishing with a friend and he just picked up a hummingbird ice45. I had no problem with interference with both flashers within 4 feet of each other. After comparing both I would say the vx1 is way more sensitive. His gain was cranked up to 15 while mine was set at 1.5. Also the ice45 is a noisy unit. I am very, very happy I made the choice that I made

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Sounds to me the reason the gain was so high is that your buddy may not have had the suppot cable hooked up correctly. If the transducer is not level with the water your gain will need to be higher.

Have him check his support cabble and if he needs help with that, have him contact Humminbird and they will help him get it right.

ekendric@johnsonoutdoors.com

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Jethro, glad you are happy with your purchase. I think the VX-1 is probably the best unit for the dollar out there.

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I was going to post the same thing. I used my VX-1 that I picked up at the end of last season for the first time last Friday. The Zoom on it worked phenomonal. I slaughtered the Panfish with it. I am very happy with it.

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The VX-1 has great fish catching features and has been very durable, great little unit for the money.

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I just got one for my grandfather and he loves it, and this is a guy that learned to fish with a stick and string and now he swears by the VX-1.

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I READ ANOTHER POST IN HERE ABOUT A NOISY HBIRD 45 AND HE CONTACTED THEM AND THEY SENT HIM A NEW HEAD AND TOOK CARE OF NOISE,MIGHT BE WORTH THE CALL ?

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I returned my Ice-45 on Sunday and picked up a VX-1 on Monday. I was going to get it from PerchJerker because he had such a great price on them, but he was sold out by then. I happened to stop by Gander and found they had the same price on 'em, so I picked one up. Used it last night and it is more than I expected. It seems that it has a much more "defined" reading than the 45 had. So far I'm really liking it, and you can't beat the price.

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I picked one up last year and love it. Fished Monday night for crappies and absolutely love the zoom feature. For somebody on a tighter budget it's a great unit.

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I picked one up a week ago as a spare and for the wife to use (so she doesn't steal my LX5) when she goes with. Haven't had a chance to use it on the lake yet, but it sure looks good in the garage. grin

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It is not the norm for our units to be noisy.

please call our customer service at 800.633.1468 to have your unit replaced. We'll get it back to you quickly.

The other question is about turning up the gain. As stated by me and others, it is imperitive the transducer be level. You will not have to bump the gain up much at all if the transucer is horizontal.

Let me know if I can help. Sorry to hear of anyone having to return a unit.

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I have the VX-1 and it is great, especially for the money. You have to buy a FL18 Vexilar to get the zoom feature and it will set you back nearly another $200.

If you compare the VX-1 to the FL8, it makes you wonder how Vex even sells any of the FL8's

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Can anyone tell me which chain stores carry these? I get my yearly bonus this friday and want to pick one up in person so I can use it this weekend! I'm closest to St. Cloud......Thanks!

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That big store in Rogers has 'em listed on their HSOforum, but it's the VX-1 Pro. (It's in the bargain cave too.)

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The VX-1 (600W) closeout model, you will need to search for. You will get a better price on these, but will be harder to find.

The VX-1P (1000W) should be pretty easy to find at most places.

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Can anyone tell me which chain stores carry these? I get my yearly bonus this friday and want to pick one up in person so I can use it this weekend! I'm closest to St. Cloud......Thanks!

I picked up the 600 watt unit at Gander Mtn. in St. Cloud on Monday for $199. I haven't found anywhere cheaper in town as most places only have the VX-1P model in.

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My buddy has been running an LX-5 for a couple years and he's a technocrat when it comes to ice fishing sonar and a very hard core ice fisher.

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Is the vx1 p a bad thing? I had the chance to get a vx1 but I figured I'd better go with a newer model. I know there's a $100 difference

I have passed the info on to my friend and he wants to give it another week or so untill he sends it in

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The VX1 P has more power and I guess technically "better". If I could get either one I personally wouldn't pay an extra $100 for the P.

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