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Hawkeye by Norcross FishTrax 1 Portable Fish Finder

Hawkeye by Norcross FishTrax 1 Portable Fish Finder

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Hawkeye by Norcross FishTrax 1 Portable Fish Finder, The Go Anywhere, Do Anything, Fish Finder: The FishTrax 1 is designed for entry level anglers looking for affordability and ease of use. Overloaded with features like weed and rock indicators that help indicate bottom composition up to 240' (73.15 meters). The audible fish alarm signals the presence of fish which allows you to continue to fish without having to constantly check the VirtuView ICON Display. The FishTrax 1 has Easy-Touch user interface that allows you to set-up your fish finder exactly the way you want with ease. Fish finder is powered by 4 AAA batteries (not included) and the space and weight saving design is great for kayaks and float tube anglers alike. This unit comes with auto switching dual-beam FishTrax Intelligent Sonar that will read up to 240' (75 meters) in 1/10 precision. Adaptive software programming minimizes false readings, VariableZone water temperature sensor shows water temperature throughout the water column Fish finder has a glare-free icon LCD with LED backlight offers excellent readability. The Airmar transducer is troll-able, boat mountable, & floatable... achieves unmatched, go anywhere, portability. Built-in expandability allows addition of accessories to adapt to any fishing platform. Sonar sensor side-scan adapter allows sonar direction finding under weeds, docks, ice, etc. The FishTrax 1 measures 6" x 3" x 2" (15.25 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.1 cm), the unit will function for 30 hours on fresh batteries and can be programmed to provide readouts imperial or metric units of measures. The fish finder transducer come with 15' (4.5 meters) of cable and has a beam angle of 14 degrees. The transducer frequency is 200 KHz. The fish finder includes user friendly color coded operation manual. FishTrax Technology: FishTrax Intelligent Sonar uses SONAR sound waves to detect depth, locate fish, and define bottom contour, composition and structure. Using specialized microprocessors, these sound waves are generated by the FishTrax display and sent to the FishTrax sonar sensor. The sonar sensor, acting first as a speaker", emits these sound waves as a series of pulses. Then, microseconds later, the sonar sensor switches to a microphone" and listens for the return of the pulses as they bounce off of objects in the water column (sometimes referred to as echoes"). The echoes" are sent back to the display where, using proprietary algorithms in the FishTrax software, they are analyzed for location, size, and composition of the objects. These signal are then arranged by FishTrax's Human Interface Software and displayed in an easy to understand manner on the VirtuView ICON display. Adjusting the Sensitivity: There are 5 user selectable sensitivity settings to choose from. Which one to use greatly depends on the clarity and/or depth of the water. Very clear water allows for a moderate sensitivity setting. Conversely, dirty water requires a higher sensitivity setting to target detail but will increase the irritating false readings. Targeting deep water fish generally requires greater sensitivity, especially in stained or dirty water. Salt and brackish water also require a comparatively higher sensitivity setting. While this analysis may seem confusing, the concept is simple. As the unit's sensitivity is elevated, a broader view and smaller details show on the screen. But, with a broader and stronger view comes more clutter and debris. The clearer the water, the less sensitivity needed to get accurate details and vice-versa. Use the Fish Alarm: You can set the FishTrax 1 to sound an audible alarm when a group of fish are detected. Turn it on, and when a fish passes under the sonar sensor, an audible alarm will sound. You can then use the fish depth scale to drop your bait to a depth that will get it in front of the fish. Leave the alarm on if you are using a crank bait so that you do not have to steadily watch for fish on the screen. If you hear the alarm, gently toss your bait at least 20' (6 meters) beyond the sonar sensor, allow the bait to drop to the depth of the fish alarm, and retrieve as recommended for the targeted species. Maximize Side-Scanning: Here are some ideas for maximizing the usefulness of the optional Side Scan Adapter: Attach it to a dock piling and scan sideways for fish swimming by. Attach it to a boat, kayak, or canoe hull and slow troll for fish, all the while keeping a look out for fish behind or in front of you. Attach it to a broom stick handle and search for the best fishing location. Attach it to a broom stick and seek out the fish hiding away from your fishing hole while ice fishing. Broom Stick Side-Scanning: By attaching the optional Side-Scan Adapter to an ordinary broom stick or paint roller handle purchased from a local hardware store, you can scan for fish suspended in the water column within 240' (75 meters) of your location. Attach the sensor to a handle, lower the sensor into the water, and slowly move the sensor in a manner that will allow the signal to search the desired location (a sweeping motion similar to using a flashlight is most effective). Keep in mind the sonar signal is emitted from the base of the sensor. Scan down, sideways, or any combination of the two. Remember, to get depth and bottom contour and composition readings you will have to aim the signal at a solid object within 240' (75 meters), however Fish readings will be accurate, even if the depth reading is ---"