Author Topic: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5  (Read 228 times)

Offline laptinepa

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I just got a kit to convert my Humminbird Helix 5 Chirp SI into an ice fishing sonar. It came with a XI-9-1521 ice ducer. I plugged it in, and I can hear the ducer clicking and working. But it won't show a bottom single (I'm haven't taken it on the water yet). It says it operates at 130 - 250 khz. My options for selecting the transducer are as follows:

Compact side imagine (what the unit came with that I use on my bass boat)
HB 50/200 Khz + 455 khz SI
HB 83/200 khz
HB 50/200 Khz
Generic Low Frequency
Generic Medium Frequency
Generic High Frequency
Generic 50/200 khz
Generic 83/200 khz

So I can't find 130 - 250 khz. But I hear the ducer working. I made sure it was compatible with my Helix 5 SI and it says it was.

Anyway in a nutshell, my question is how do I set up the transducer correctly so it works through the ice?

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Re: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2019, 07:48 PM »
Oh one more thing. No matter what setting it's on, the frequency on my flasher screen mode of the unit says 175 - 225 khz

Offline Muggsy

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Re: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2019, 07:52 PM »
What generation is your Helix 5? Does it have the ice fishing mode on the menu?
Maybe someday I'll think of something clever to write here...but I doubt it.

Offline laptinepa

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Re: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2019, 08:03 PM »
Chirp G2. ANd yes I have the ice fishing mode on, and the flasher dial displayed.

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Re: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2019, 08:13 PM »
I filled the tub full of water and it showed the depth and the bubbles from the faucet as marks. It's set on 175/225 now on Generic High Frequency.

Offline Elkhnter

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Re: Setting Up An Ice Ducer On an Open Water Humminbird Helix 5
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2019, 11:33 PM »
Try using the generic 83-200 as that's what most ice ducer run on.. Worth a try
Marvin

 



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