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Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System

Side Imaging® sonar Down Imaging™ SwitchFire™ downlooking sonar DualBeam PLUS™ 50 Channel GPS+WAAS Ethernet Networking ContourXD™ Built-In Map Chartplotting compatible with LakeMaster™ and Navionics® charts 10.4" 600Vx800H LCD color display The Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System features High-Definition Side Imaging®. With 180º view of the bottom, see picture-like images on a massive 10.4" color display with pristine, 600Vx800H LCD pixel clarity. Includes new SwitchFire™ downlooking sonar, 50-channel GPS+WAAS, and chartplotting with LakeMaster™ and Navionics® Platinum compatibility. Sonar Coverage: 20º/60º/180º. Power Output PtP: 8000 watts. Depth: 1500' 2D/150' SI. Speed/Temp: Included. In-Dash Mount: 9.3''H x 13.1''W. Side Imaging® View up to 480 feet of the bottom with picture-like clarity using Side Imaging Sonar. Down Imaging™ Use Down Imaging to reveal cover and structure detail below your boat. SwitchFire™ Exclusive Humminbird® SwitchFire Sonar gives you the power to choose how displays are returned. Max Mode displays every return for the most complete picture while Clear Mode filters returns to display only fish and structure. DualBeam PLUS™ Provides 20º and 60º beams to see below the boat with better structure and bottom hardness definition. Built-In Map ContourXD™ cartography is provided by Navionics® and contains coverage for 3,000 U.S. lakes. Maps contain depth contour lines, U.S. lights/markers, and major roads/interstates. ContourXD™ Built-In Map ContourXD™ cartography is provided by Navionics® and contains coverage for 3,000 U.S. lakes. Maps contain depth contour lines, U.S. lights/markers, and major roads/interstates. 50 Channel GPS Humminbird's 50-Channel GPS/WAAS receiver gives you lightning fast position fixes accurate within 2.5 meters. Ethernet Networking Instantly puts critical information at your command, anywhere on the boat. High-speed ethernet lets you share sonar, GPS, and waypoints between compatible units. Manufacturer model #: 407990-1.
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Questions & Answers for Humminbird Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System

Question

does the GPS antenna come with the unit as well?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Neil123
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
Yes an External 50 Channel GPS Receiver with 4x Per Second Refresh Rate is Standard Equipment with the 1198c.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
Yes, a 50 Channel GPS Puck comes with it.
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answered 3 years ago
by
Ringkitty
 - Murray, KY - KY Lake and Lake Barkley
answer 3
Yes, this product comes with the AS GR50 GPS Receiver antenna.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Caylin
Question

Does this come with a photography card?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
perdidolady3
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
You have to Purchase the SD Card Separately. I recommend using the SanDisk Brand Extreme III and 2GB will give you tons of storage capacity for Screen Captures, Sonar Recordings and allow you save GPS Data and Update Software.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
No cards are included.
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answered 3 years ago
by
Ringkitty
 - Murray, KY - KY Lake and Lake Barkley
answer 3
No
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Does everything come with the unit that you need for sideimaging?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
5320
 - Alabama
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
Standard Equipment Packaging includes SI Transducer, GPS Receiver and More. The image attached is a standard packaged 1198c.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
Yes it does.
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answered 3 years ago
by
Ringkitty
 - Murray, KY - KY Lake and Lake Barkley
answer 3
Yes, everything you need for Side Imagine is included. Thank you!
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
BPSResource1
 - Springfield, MO
Question

what is the difference in the 1198 and the 1197?

asked 4 years ago
by
aderry08
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
Processor Speed has been increased and it features the new LED Backlight for a brighter display in sunlight plus more adjustment in low light fishing conditions to not be overpowerful.
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
The difference between the 1197 and the 1198 fish finders are minimal. The Humminbird 1198 has a slightly faster processor and the screen looks different. Thank you!
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource1
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Do you have to have a jackplate on your boat for this transducer to mount to or can you mount to transome

asked 3 years ago
by
homey
 - South Carolina
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
2 answers
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answer 1
No, There are many mounting options from Transom Mounting to Thru-Hull Mounting by drilling hole to mount optional Side Imaging Thru Hull Transducer to Jackplate mounting. ANytime you mount higher than the bottom of the boat you will need XP 9 20 Transducer and AS SI DB Y Cable to get onplane speed readings since the SI transducer will be out of the water when running on plane in Fiberglass bass boats.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
You can mount it on the transom. Just make sure there is no obstruction to the right or left. May have to trim your motor up a little when using the SI. I've never had to. SI is best about 3 mph. I installed mine on the transom just to the right of the motor about 15 inches in accordance with the instruction. You will see a little motor wash on the screen when you make a turn. Your viewing of SI will be while you are driving in a straight line.
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answered 3 years ago
by
Ringkitty
 - Murray, KY - KY Lake and Lake Barkley
Question

one a fish finder like this what do the fish look like and the bait fish look like on the side imaging how can you tell if there there.

and on the normal setting like on the cheaper fish finders that have colour display what sypolizes a fish. and dopes that map of the lake show contour lines. on the side imaging does it show fish off to the side alwel or does it just show structure. does it show structure on all sides of the boat or just one at a time. on the die imaging will it show my bait in the water if so will it show it at the bottom as well as if it was only a foot below the water.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
tctc
 - Ontario Prince Edward County
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
Here is an image from Humminbrid Side Imaging of a Bass munching on bait fish. If you add a Mapping Card you wil lget contour lines displayed on the GPS Mapping Views. You need 2D sonar to vertical fish and see your lure. The thin narrow beam front-to-rear of DI does not make it easy to see your lure but makes it easy to see high detail images of the fish, bait and structure.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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DougV
 - Higginsville, MO
answer 2
Humminbird® Side Imaging® Sonar uses a razor thin beam to take a "sonar snapshot" of the area up to 240 ft. to the left and right of your location. The return image for this slice is then added to the images taken immediately before and after to build an incredibly detailed view of the lake bottom.

Features

Mark the GPS location of promising structure directly on the screen High frequency sonar (not a camera) cuts through murk with crystal clarity Up to 480 feet of coverage from side to side, scans huge areas fast Units with Side Imaging® also includes traditional own-looking "2D" sonar
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Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

Is this compatible with Lowrance 520 systems?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
42Jake
 - South Ky
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
1 answer
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answer 1
No. this is not compatible with a Lowrance unit. With the built-in Ethernet connector you can network two compatible Humminbird units using the optional-purchase Humminbird Ethernet cable.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource8
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Will Bass Pro Shops install this on my nitro z-6 somewhere by the dash.

If you build a boat for Nitro z-6 it comes with a lower end Lowrance. I like humminbird though. Will Bass Pro Shops install this where it is on the dash or a ram mount near the dash? Also when they do that can they do the wiring for the transducer and battery?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
dorsal
 - Denver
on Humminbird® 1198c SI Combo Color Sonar GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Fishing System
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answer 1
The catalog and online department does not have a way to install on your boat. Please check with your locale Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Dealer for assistance. Thanks

Dealer: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BPSIFrame?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&targeturl=http://www.trackerboats.com/&tab=4
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
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