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Hds settings

Postby jayboy Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:12 pm

Hey guys,

Just got a new HDS unit and hoping someone can give me some tips on settings for fishing WP.


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Re: Hds settings

Postby mrfisho Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:25 am

Often with WP and infact most waters constant changes to your settings are best .. I find one day weed is heavy so need to back of the gain a bit to remove the glutter same with ppb when night time hits the water in certain area's can be near impossible to get a clear screen

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Re: Hds settings

Postby Evo552 Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:16 am

Totally agree, re constant changes. I’ve got a simrad evo 2 with sidescan and a cheap echo transducer.
The resulting images are great, but I adjust the gain when stationary and when under way. I think it’s the best way (constant adjustment) to get the best image results.
Rarely use sidescan, not much to see in PPB.
Not sure if the HDS and EVO gain settings are comparable, but I’m usually in the low 60 range when stationary and high 60’s when under way.
Best thing to do is use it on the water and experiment.

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Re: Hds settings

Postby jayboy Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:30 pm

Thanks guys.. it was quite weedy last night when I was testing it.

If I had sensitivity any higher than like low 40s the screen was completely cluttered!

Any other settings to look out for? Colorline scroll speeds etc.

Also what do you prefer to use in the port in terms of freq? 83khz or 200khz? Or high medium chirp?


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Re: Hds settings

Postby Evo552 Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:47 pm

Yes I wasn’t sure if the EVO gain was similar to the HDS gain, sounds like not.
The higher frequency ie 200 kHz works best for shallow waters like in the bay or port and allows finer details to be picked up and displayed by the transducer.
The lower frequency 50 or 80khz work better in deeper waters like offshore where it is deep.
My understanding is - To fully utilise chirp you need a transducer that has the ability to run the chirp signal.

I usually leave scroll speed on max.

Colourline ? I’m guessing that’s just the colour pallet used on the screen display ? That’s up to you and the conditions your fishing I.e at night you might want a blue/darker colour pallet than on a bright sunny day you might choose a fluro colour scheme.


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Re: Hds settings

Postby Evo552 Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:54 pm

Also, the transducer beam angle or cone angle or whatever you want to call it, you need to consider this in various water depths.
Ie in deeper water running on 80khz the beam/cone angle will be smaller.
So it pays to read up about your transducer capability as well.


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Re: Hds settings

Postby streaker2002 Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm

83 or medium chirp will sure more
It has a wider beam and will show arches more than what the 200 or high chirp will


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