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Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:24 pm
by luke
The lady from humminbird did contact me.She did agree to send me the 16 channel external receiver.I appreciate your help. :)

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:36 pm
by zztop
I have the same problem as Luke, with my 798ci HD SI, Unlike Luke my 798 has a internal GPS. I don't troll, so slow speed is not my concern, but I have trouble guiding my boat icon over the icons that mark brush piles. It's like trying to hit a target with a gun barrel that some one keeps jerking around. If you are one in many that thank you have a GPS problem, Try this..... With your boat parked at home, turn on the unit, go to full display of chart ( map ) make sure you have the trail mark '' ON ''. Zoom all the way in . Your boat icon will stay in the center of the display, But you can check the accuracy of the GPS by watching for trail marks as the GPS updates. Most of my long marks are North to South, I am guessing 10 to 20 feet error. and shorter marks East and west ???? ( with display set at North up ) also shows a speed of 0 to I.5 MPH changing ever few seconds as it updates. I am thanking about getting a 899, but now not so sure.

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:37 pm
by Wayne P.
zztop wrote:I have the same problem as Luke, with my 798ci HD SI, Unlike Luke my 798 has a internal GPS. I don't troll, so slow speed is not my concern, but I have trouble guiding my boat icon over the icons that mark brush piles. It's like trying to hit a target with a gun barrel that some one keeps jerking around. If you are one in many that thank you have a GPS problem, Try this..... With your boat parked at home, turn on the unit, go to full display of chart ( map ) make sure you have the trail mark '' ON ''. Zoom all the way in . Your boat icon will stay in the center of the display, But you can check the accuracy of the GPS by watching for trail marks as the GPS updates. Most of my long marks are North to South, I am guessing 10 to 20 feet error. and shorter marks East and west ???? ( with display set at North up ) also shows a speed of 0 to I.5 MPH changing ever few seconds as it updates. I am thanking about getting a 899, but now not so sure.

If you can figure out how to make the satellites stop orbiting the Earth, then you can fix the wandering position curser. The satellite movement is what the unit sees as travel while you are motionless.
Humminbird and Lowrance units don't have an averaging feature to limit that. Some handhelds do.

The antenna you can use to lessen the affect is the AS GPS HS.

The 899 has an internal GPS antenna.

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:04 pm
by zztop
dose the 899 and other Huminbird units with internal GPS have a port to plug in a AS GPS HS ?

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:58 pm
by Wayne P.
Yes. The HS antenna comes with the 360 transducer so even internal antenna models have to use the HS antenna to create waypoints of subjects shown on 360.

Some craft have to use an external GPS antenna due to overhead radio frequency blocking materials.

Someone another site got a ONIX and that does not have a COMM port.

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:02 pm
by zztop
I just found the AS GPS HS on the Humminbird products page. claims to be accurate to 2.5 meters. MY 798 is generally within about 3 meters. so don't think this external precision GPS is worth the extra expense to me, but may be for better slow speed accuracy. Thanks, with this new info. just decided to buy a 899.

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:04 pm
by Humminbird_Greg
Wayne P. wrote:Yes. The HS antenna comes with the 360 transducer so even internal antenna models have to use the HS antenna to create waypoints of subjects shown on 360.

Some craft have to use an external GPS antenna due to overhead radio frequency blocking materials.

Someone another site got a ONIX and that does not have a COMM port.
Wayne,
The ONIX uses the 0183 Connector for the external GPS Receiver.

Re: 899 hd si

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:57 pm
by Wayne P.
Humminbird_Greg wrote:
Wayne P. wrote:Yes. The HS antenna comes with the 360 transducer so even internal antenna models have to use the HS antenna to create waypoints of subjects shown on 360.

Some craft have to use an external GPS antenna due to overhead radio frequency blocking materials.

Someone another site got a ONIX and that does not have a COMM port.
Wayne,
The ONIX uses the 0183 Connector for the external GPS Receiver.
Yes, I saw that posted today on BBC.