Thank you for purchasing Black Laser Learning’s® Humminbird® Training DVD (900-1100 Series). While we make every effort to ensure absolute accuracy in our products, even careful review can find we may have missed a topic or we later find a typo. In this section, we provide our customers with additional information and corrections concerning the Not in the Manual Guide® to Underwater Search Operations with the Humminbird® Side Imaging® Sonar (800-1100 Series).
Down Looking vs Echosounder Views
The Humminbird® system has four sonar beams, two looking straight down and the Side Imaging® beams looking left and right.
Humminbird® has two screen views for down looking aspects. The Down Imaging® view is a verticle presentation of one Side Imaging® beam while the 2D sonar or “Echo Sounder” view is a representation of the bottom profile.
Throughout the DVD program we inadvertently refer to the echo sounder view as down looking. Down looking in true sonar terminology is NOT a side view but an echo sounder profile. In the program all references to down looking refer to the echo sounder view with one exception where we do show an actual Down Imaging® picture.
During the coordinates discusssion we inadvertently left out the example of degrees – Minutes and Seconds (dd-mm-ss.ss).
The format would be as follows: 40o – 21 – 11.23.
The same position in Decimal Minutes (dd – mm.mmm), more commonly utilized by mariners, would look like:
40o – 21.187.
New Training Videos
The new Not in the Manual Guide to the Humminbird® HELIX for Search Operations is now available. In the future we will soon have a complete video of our two day training program including a student workbook available for team training.
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Down Imaging®– is a Registered Trademark of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.