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  • Lowerance

    Posted by rolltide on March 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I just recently purchased a Lowerance Elite 7x chirp.
    Is there a ‘magic’ sensitivity percentage setting to set the device at to get defined arches?
    My depth finder is clear, but I am not getting the defined arches I see in simulation mode.
    I usually keep my boat in 20 feet of water or less.
    I have seen numerous youtube videos that contradict each other, some say leave in auto and others say to set to manual.
    I was just looking to know what a good percentage is to set my sensitivity to.
    Is there any other settings I might need to cut on or cut off?
    And, does the same settings apply for my down scan?
    I would love to book an electronic trip with Brian but right now it is not in my budget at this MOMENT.
    Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Chuck Howell

    nathan replied 8 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • chris

    Member
    March 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I HAVE A E-LITE 7 AND IT WORKS REALLY WELL,ALL THE SETTING ARE SET TO DEFAULT AND AUTO,WATER DEPTH SETTING ARE SET TO LAKE AND SHALLOW. THE SHALLOW SETTING IS VERY IMPORTANT. I ALSO HAVE A NEW HDS 7 GEN 3 WITH CHIRP.THAT CHIRP FEATURE IS AWSOME.
    CHRIS

  • Brian

    Administrator
    March 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I have mine on auto, but change the sensitivity when I need. I like it around 73%. I also change It when it’s muddy.

  • rolltide

    Member
    March 14, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Thanks guys i’m going out Sunday so I’ll try this.

    Chuck Howell..

  • nathan

    Member
    March 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I leave mine on auto as well, otherwise you need to constantly adjust for changes in depth. Arches are also affected by where the fish are in the cone. You have to go directly over them to get the full arches. Another big setting is the color line. That will help you find hard bottoms and identify a big fish vs small fish. I don’t know much about chirp but adjust your contrast to get the best picture and it will change with the depth.

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