In lakes that are not clear I have trouble adjusting my x96.
I have a n x96. In lakes that are softer bottom or green, I cannot set my graph. All I get is clutter. My depth is correct but I do not trust my graph. I have played with sensitivity and grayline and nothing any better. I am sure its an adjustment but can anyone help?
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Re: In lakes that are not clear I have trouble adjusting...
This depends on how muddy or clear the water is. If muddy or there is a LOT of floating sediment in the water, most fishfinders will have trouble getting a good image through the dirty/brackish water. You might not be doing anything wrong in this case.
Sensitivity and grayline are your main adjustment settings, assuming you have your transducer located correctly at the right depth in relation to your hull and the waterline as well.
Does the clutter extend all the way from the surface to the bottom? If so, try reducing sensitivty... if clutter is moreso near the surface or top of the screen, then this is probably because the transducer is getting aerated water or distrubed water over it and causing the clutter and readings.
As a good rule, match the sensitivity setting tot he grayline setting. I.e. if you have sensitivity at 90%, put grayline at 90% also.
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Noise rejection = low
surface clarity = off
in the menu, sonar options choose "bottom color tracking white background" this will make the lake bottom appear brown and r he fish bright green.
Automatic sensitivity, but you can adjust it up or down to filter out background clutter and the unit will honor your settings.
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1. Try a new set of AAA batteries. 2. Adjust the contrast by pressing and releasing the 2nd key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust or lighten the display, use the down arrow. 3. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the CLEAR key. While holding CLEAR, reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the CLEAR key and then press it one more time to remove the message. 4. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the DEL key. While holding DEL reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system. 5. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
Your transducer needs to be adjusted so the return signal can be picked up. Some of these have to be super tuned to receive the signal. Also the transducer may be moving ever so slightly when the boat is traveling at speed. You may have some water turbulence interference all contibute to signal return.
You might try adjusting the Grayline setting. It's purpose it to distinguish between hard & soft bottoms. Press MENU, select GRAYLINE, the scale appears like when adjusting sensitivity you can adjust up or down with arrow keys. Get over a non reading soft bottom then adjust. The change is reflected on the screen as you adjust it.