!kw test out on the fads

!kw test out on the fads

heres the pic i was talking about tim out deep  (from top to bottom)


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you using 200 or 50 khz?

Mon, 2008-04-07 18:49

you using 200 or 50 khz?

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that was on high i think

Mon, 2008-04-07 18:59

that was on high i think from memory, but certainly alot better out deep than the 600wt one i was using

and thats running it thru a 600w unit too

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200 khz is wide beam 50

Mon, 2008-04-07 19:17

200 khz is wide beam 50 narrow.

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 I have the same sounder

Mon, 2008-04-07 20:42

 I have the same sounder and find 200khz to work better, have tried 50 with not much luck even with other brands have found the same, I think once you get into the 2kw plus sounders 50khz is better?? Mats sounder is on High with the H top right.

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I have the Furuno 585 and

Tue, 2008-04-08 06:49

I have the Furuno 585 and ran out wide the other day. Dropped out at around 200mtrs @200khz than switched to 50khz and found bottom out to 400mtrs. Thats running the 1KW transducer and sitting on 8knts trolling. Def worth the money.

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yeah jason on high and as

Tue, 2008-04-08 08:06

yeah jason on high and as jason said yes i find it better to use the 200 out deep, 50 doesnt do alot better, sunday however it was just as good, not like the last time out there, not sure why, when i roomed in on the bottomg 60 or 70 m the picture was alot better too, and yeah it was definately worth the spend even though alot told me it wouldnt be better, but as said remember this is only a 600wt unit running a 1kw tranny, but a very vast improvement

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Hype

Tue, 2008-04-08 08:22

Dont always believe the Hype. Thats a 1Kw on a JRC on 200Khz. My Furuno side by side out there cant even see the bottom with the 1Kw on 200Khz. Actually it cant see the bottom in 90m on 200. 

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tim , thats because yourve

Tue, 2008-04-08 12:05

tim , thats because yourve got a dud.
sorry mate.
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yeah bit hard to believe the

Tue, 2008-04-08 08:24

yeah bit hard to believe the differece hey tim, that looks as good out there as it does in close, just pity jrc never made the ff60 a 1kw unit nowFrowni think it would be a awesome unit out deep

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using our navman which is

Tue, 2008-04-08 08:28

using our navman which is only 600w, we cant find bottom using 50khz out wide, but the 200khz finds the bottom in quite good detail.

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Will try and get a photo

Tue, 2008-04-08 14:31

Will try and get a photo next time i am out Tim. I have no problems finding the bottom with the Furuno on 50khz. As i said you loose bottom at around 170-200mtrs then swith over and no probs.

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Have read some good reports

Tue, 2008-04-08 15:38

Have read some good reports on the new jrc ff60, I thought it had the 1kw option? I don't know much about electronics but apparently the 600w is very powerful, I'm very happy with the ff50 and would probably look at the ff60 when renewing, the furuno 585 is also a top unit.