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INTRODUCTION ... 3 SPECIFICATIONS ... 3 INSTALLATION ... 4 PERMANENT MOUNT TRANSDUCER ... 5 POWER CONNECTIONS ... 10 FISH ID 128 PORTABLE ... 11 KEYBOARD BASICS ... 14 DISPLAY ... 14 OPERATION ... 15 MENUS ... 15 AUTOMATIC ... 15 RANGE ...
INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing an Eagle sonar. Your Fish ID 128 is a high quality sonar designed for both professional and novice fishermen. This unit has an automatic feature that finds and displays the bottom, fish, structure, and more! All you have to do is press the on key. However, if you wish to fine tune the unit, simply press a menu key.
Finally, fasten the bracket to the dash. FISH ID 128 GIMBAL BRACKET RUBBER WASHER...
PERMANENT MOUNT TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION The HS-WSPC supplied with your sonar is a transom mount transducer. It can be installed on any outboard or stern-drive (inboard\outboard) powered boat. The “kick-up” mounting bracket helps prevent damage if the transducer strikes an object while the boat is moving. If the transducer does “kick- up”, the bracket can easily be pushed back in place without tools.
If possible, route the transducer cable away from other wiring on the boat. Electrical noise from engine wiring, bilge pumps, and areators can be displayed on the sonar’s screen. Use caution when routing the trans- ducer cable around these wires. CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!
RATCHETS remove the transducer and ratchets from the bracket. Place the ratch- ets into the holes in the bracket with the letter “B” aligned with the dot stamped in the bracket. Reassemble the transducer and bracket and place them against the transom. Again, check to see if you can move the transducer so it’s parallel with the ground.
4. Hold the transducer and bracket assembly against the transom. The transducer should be roughly parallel to the ground. The bottom of the transducer bracket should be in line with the bottom of the hull. Don't let the bracket extend below the hull! Mark the center of the slots for the mounting holes.
6. Route the transducer cable to the sonar unit. Make certain to leave some slack in the cable at the transducer as shown at the bottom of the previous page. If possible, route the transducer cable away from other wiring on the boat. Electrical noise from the engine’s wiring, bilge pumps, VHF radio wires and cables can be picked up by the sonar.
POWER CONNECTIONS -PERMANENT MOUNT UNITS ONLY IMPORTANT! INSTALL THE TRANSDUCER BEFORE WIRING THE POWER CABLE! The Fish ID 128 works from a 12 volt DC system only. For the best results, run the power cable directly to the boat’s battery. Keep the power cable away from other boat wiring, especially the engine’s wires.
FISH ID 128 PORTABLE ASSEMBLY INSTALLING THE BATTERIES INSTALLING THE BATTERIES INSTALLING THE BATTERIES INSTALLING THE BATTERIES INSTALLING THE BATTERIES Release the latch on the front of the battery case. Open the compartment and install eight "D" cell batteries into the adapter. For the longest life, we recommend you use alkaline batteries.
battery voltage. Most of the complaints we receive about portable units result from stale batteries. Make certain the ones you buy are fresh. Always remove batteries from the battery compartment before storing the unit as dead batteries can leak and corrode the contacts. In cold weather the efficiency of dry cell batteries drops with the tempera- ture.
Moisten the cup, then press it onto the hull as firmly as possible. Tie the nylon cord to the boat and route the transducer cable to the sonar unit. Plug the transducer connector into the Fish ID 128. Your portable sonar is now ready for use.
Use this key to turn the unit on and off. It also clears menu selections and the menus from the screen. Fish ID 128 Note! To turn the unit off, press and HOLD the PWR/CLEAR down. A countdown from 3 seconds ap- pears on the screen when you hold the PWR key down for more than a couple of seconds.
NOTE: Turning the unit off erases all user settings and it returns to the system defaults. For example, if you turn the lights on, then turn the unit off, the next time you turn the unit on, the lights will be off, since the default setting for the lights is off.
CLEAR key to clear the display. If you wait a few seconds, it automatically clears. The Fish ID 128 has the following ranges: 10, 20, 40, 60, 120, 240, 480, and 900 feet. 5, 10, 20, 40, 60, 100, 200, and 300 meters.
SENSITIVITY The sensitivity menu lets you control the unit’s ability to pick up echoes. A low sensitivity level excludes much of the bottom information, fish signals, and other detail. High sensitivity settings lets you see features, but it can also clutter the screen with noise and other unwanted signals. Typically, the best sensitivity level shows a good, solid bottom signal with grayline.
floats, air bubbles, etc. Individual tree limbs extending outwards from a group of limbs are the hardest objects for the Fish ID feature to distinguish from fish. You may see Fish ID symbols on the screen when, in fact, there are no fish.
CHART SPEED The rate echoes scroll across the screen is called the chart speed. It’s adjustable by pressing a menu key until the chart speed menu appears. Chart speed is set to maxi- mum when the unit is first turned on. To decrease it, press the down arrow key.
ALARMS FISH ALARM The Fish Alarm sounds a tone when a fish symbol appears on the screen. To use the fish alarm, press a menu key until the “FISH ALARM” menu appears on the screen. Now press the up arrow key to turn the alarm on. Repeat the above steps to turn the alarm off.
LIGHTS The display is backlighted for night use. To turn the backlights on or off, press a menu key repeatedly until the back light menu appears. Now press the up arrow to turn the lights on or the down arrow to turn them off. The menu will clear automatically after a few seconds.
automatically after a few seconds or press the PWR/CLEAR key to clear the screen. ASP (Advanced Signal Processing) ASP is a program embedded in the computer that is specifically designed to eliminate noise. It continually monitors the signals from the receiver, determines which echoes are noise and rejects them.
FISH ARCHES FISH ARCHES FISH ARCHES FISH ARCHES FISH ARCHES Fish arches are created when the cone of sound passes over a fish. The distance to a fish when the cone first strikes it is shown as "A" below. When the center of the cone strikes the fish, the distance is shorter as shown "B".
One of the best ways to get fish arches is to expand or “zoom” a segment of the water. For example, from 45 to 60 feet. The smaller the segment, the better the screen resolution will be. The easiest way to do this is with the Zoom feature.
The sonar can detect this invisible layer in the water, but the sensitivity will probably have to be turned up to see it. TROUBLESHOOTING If your unit is not working, or if you need technical help, please use the following troubleshooting section before contacting the factory customer service department.
Unit freezes, locks up, or operates erratically: 1. Electrical noise from the boat’s motor, trolling motor, or an accessory may be interfering with the sonar unit. Rerouting the power and transducer cables away from other electrical wiring on the boat may help. Route the sonar unit’s power cable directly to the battery instead of through a fuse block or ignition switch 2.
rejection feature. This can cause the unit to eliminate weaker signals such as fish or even structure from the display. Try using resistor spark plugs or routing the sonar unit’s power and transducer cables away from other electrical wiring on the boat. No fish arches when the Fish ID feature is off: 1.
unit’s power cable and transducer cable away from the wiring that is causing the interference. VHF radio antenna cables radiate noise when transmitting, so be certain to keep the sonar’s wires away from it. You may need to route the sonar unit’s power cable directly to the battery to isolate it from other wiring on the boat.
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