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FishTrax™ 1C | ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING THE FEATURES

There are many features incorporated into the FishTrax™ 1C that allow you to fine tune the fish finder for your specific needs.   

SONAR 

A. Screen Detail (Sensitivity) 

B. Depth Range 

C. Upper and Lower Limits (Zooming) 

D. FishTarget™ (Fish Symbols Depth)  

E. Depth Cursor 

SETUP 

F. Backlight 

G. Volume 

H. Units 

I. Scroll Speed (Chart Speed) 

J. Fish Alarm 

K. Depth Alarm 

L. Battery Alarm 

M. Transparency 

ADVANCED 

N. Keel Offset 

O. Sonar Chart Mode (Color Scheme) 

P. Surface Clarity 

Q. Noise Rejection 

R. Menu Language 

The  button is used to access the menu system.  When you press the  button once, the menu system immediately appears on the display.   

The Menu System Has 3 Tabs:

 • Sonar • Setup  • Advance  

To cycle through the Menu System tabs press and release the   button. In each menu tab use the  or  buttons to select a specific menu item, and use theor buttons to change a menu setting, press the V | ESC button to close the menu system. 

 

A.  ADJUSTING THE DETAIL DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN 

Adjusting the amount of detail shown on the VirtuView™ display is as simple as adjusting the fish finder’s sensitivity.  There are 100 user selectable sensitivity settings to choose from. Select a higher sensitivity setting to show smaller sonar returns on-screen, or a lower setting to remove clutter from the screen. Adjusting Sensitivity also affects how sonar returns are identified as fish icon symbols (FishTarget™) - more fish will be detected at a higher setting, fewer at a lower setting.    

To Adjust the Sensitivity: 

1. Press and release the    button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen)  

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Sensitivity” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release thebutton to increase the sensitivity, to decrease the sensitivity.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

 

B. ADJUSTING THE DEPTH RANGE DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN  

You can set the display on the FishTrax™ 1C to automatically adjust the display range to the water depth, or manually set it to lock the display in a specific depth range.    Select AUTO to have the display automatically adjust the depth range for the detected water depth.  Advanced users may want to manually select a depth range from 0-9 Ft. to 0-240 Ft. (0-3 M to 0-73 M) to only see sonar echoes in those ranges. Keep in mind this locks the depth range of the display to this preset range and ONLY sonar returns from that range will be displayed.  

To Adjust the Depth Range: 

1. Press and release the    button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen)  

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Depth Range” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release thebutton to increase the range, to decrease the range.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

 

C. ADJUSTING THE UPPER & LOWER LIMITS 

Changing the upper and lower limits gives you greater control over the depth range.  This feature lets you "Zoom" the display in almost unlimited combinations.

To Adjust the Upper Limit: 

1. Press and release the    button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen)  

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Upper Limit” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release thebutton to increase the Upper Limit, to decrease the Upper Limit.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

To Adjust the Lower Limit: 

1. Press and release the    button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen)  

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Upper Limit” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release thebutton to increase the Upper Limit, to decrease the Upper Limit.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

D. FISHTARGET™ SYMBOLS AND DEPTH 

The FishTrax™ 1C FishTarget™ feature displays fish icons and a numeric fish depth reading instead of fish arches to help identify fish. FishTrax™ sonar uses sophisticated software to analyze the "shape" of the sonar return from a suspended target to determine whether it is a fish or debris. When a fish is detected it is displayed as graphic fish symbol on the VirtuView™ Display.  If the “Depth” setting is set to ON, the depth of the FishTarget™ will also be displayed.  

                      

To Turn the FishTarget™ ON or OFF: 

1. Press and release the    button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen)  

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Fish Symbols/Depth” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release theand thebutton to scroll through the ON/OFF settings. 

  • The settings Are:  “on/on”, “on/off”, “off/off” 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

 

 E. DEPTH CURSER 

The depth cursor consists of a horizontal line with a digital depth box on the right side. The numbers inside the box show the depth of the cursor.  You can move the cursor to any location on the screen, letting you pinpoint the depth of a target.  

To Turn the Depth Curser ON or OFF: 

1. Press and release the   button 1 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Depth Curser” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release thebutton to turn the Depth Curser on, to turn off.

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode.  

5. With the Depth Curser ON you can use the or the buttons to adjust the depth of the line.   

 

F. ADJUSTING THE DISPLAY BACKLIGHT 

Turning the backlight feature ON will keep the screen illuminated all the time.  This feature will greatly reduce the battery life of the Fish Finder, so it should only be used during low light conditions. 

 

To Adjust the Backlight:  

1. Press and release the   button 2 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Backlight” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Backlight, or theto button to decrease the Backlight. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

G. ADJUSTING THE VOLUME 

The Volume setting allows you to adjust the Alarm Volume so that you can select the tone that is best suited for your environment.  

To Adjust the Volume: 

1. Press and release the   button 2 time (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Volume” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Volume, or theto button to decrease the Volume. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

H. UNITS OF MEASURE 

The FishTrax™ 1C can be set to display depth and temperature readings in English (Ft, °F) or Metric (M, °C) feature displays the depth Fish Identifier Icons.  It can be vital when targeting fishing holding at specific depths. 

To Set the Units of Measure:  

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Units” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the orbuttons to change the setting. 

   • The Settings Are:  "M/°C", "M/°F", Ft/°C", "Ft/°F"  

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

I. DISPLAY SCROLL SPEED (CHART SPEED)  

The data on the FishTrax™ 1C’s screen is purposefully moving at a constant speed, scrolling from the right to the left.  The incoming signals are displayed sequentially scrolling from the right side of the screen to the left. The right side displays what the FishTrax™ sees in that instant, and this data scrolls to the left giving you a depiction of what you have passed over.  The scrolling speed can be easily changed, making it easy for the user to find a comfortable setting. 

To Adjust the Display Scroll Speed: 

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Chart Speed” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Chart Speed, or theto button to decrease the Chart Speed.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

J. AUDIBLE NOTIFICATION OF THE PRESENCE OF FISH   

You can set the FishTrax™ 1C to sound an audible alarm when fish are detected.   

To Turn the Fish Alarm ON or OFF: 

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Fish Alarm” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the orbuttons to change the setting. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

K. SHALLOW WATER DEPTH ALARM  

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Depth Alarm” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Depth, or theto button to decrease the Depth. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

L. BATTERY ALARM  

The Battery Alarm setting will sound an audible alarm and flash the Battery Voltage Readout in the Data Mode when the battery voltage is equal to or less than the setting.  

 To Adjust the Shallow Water Alarm:  

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Depth Alarm” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the voltage, or theto button to decrease the voltage. 

  • The Battery Alarm can be set from ”4.0V to 6.0V”   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

M. MENU TRANSPARENCY  

The Transparency setting allows you to change the transparency of the dialog boxes so you can see through the dialog box.  

 To Adjust the Menu Transparency:  

1. Press and release the   button 2 times (Sonar will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Transparency” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Transparency, or theto button to decrease the Transparency. 

  • The Transparency can be set from “0%” to “70%”.   

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

 

N. KEEL OFFSET  

The Keel Offset feature is used to adjust the depth readings displayed by the device to compensate for the depth of the water required for your vessel to operate safe (typically referred to as your vessel’s “Draft”)    For Example:  If your boat’s draft is 3 feet (1 M), the Keel Offset feature should be set to 3 feet (1 M).  The device will then subtract 3 feet from the actual depth reading and display this figure as the depth.  If the water depth is 5 feet (1.5 M) and the Keel Offset is set to 3 feet, the depth will be displayed as 2 feet (.6 M), indicating to the operator that there is 2 (.6 M) feet of safe operating water.   The maximum Keel Offset setting is 20 FT (6.1 M), and can be set in .1 (1/10th) Feet or Meter increments.  The unit will read “---” when a negative value occurs due to the Keel Offset subtraction.    

To Adjust the Keel Offset:  

1. Press and release the    button 3 times (“Advanced” will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Keel Offset” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the button to increase the Keel Offset, or theto button to decrease the Keel Offset. 

  • The Keel Offset can be set from "-30ft" to "+30ft" ("-10m" to "+10m") 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

O. SONAR CHART MODE (COLOR SCHEME) 

- 24 -  The Sonar Chart Mode setting allows you to adjust the color scheme of the display.  There are 3 settings:  

• White Background: Offers the best display viewability in bright lighting conditions.    

• Blue Background: Offers the best display viewability in low light conditions

• Grayscale: Offers the best battery life.  

To Adjust the Color Scheme:  

1. Press and release the    button 3 times (“Advanced” will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Sonar Chart Mode” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the or thebuttons to change the setting. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

P. SURFACE CLARITY 

The Surface Clarity setting adjusts the filter that removes surface clutter noise caused by algae and aeration. The lower the setting, the more surface clutter will be displayed.  

To Adjust the Color Scheme:  

1. Press and release the    button 3 times (“Advanced” will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Surface Clarity” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the or thebuttons to change the setting. 

   • The settings are:"Off", "Low", "Medium", "High" 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

Q. NOISE REJECTION (CLUTTER REDUCTION) 

The FishTrax™ 1C has a built in noise rejection sytem.  This system constantly evaluates the effects of boat speed, water conditions and interference and can automatically filter out clutter to give you less “false” readings on the VirtuView™ LCD.   

To Adjust the Color Scheme:  

1. Press and release the    button 3 times (“Advanced” will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Noise Rejection” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the or thebuttons to change the setting. 

  • The settings are:"Off", "High", "Medium", "Low" 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

R. MENU LANGUAGE 

The Language setting selects the display language for the Menus. 

To Adjust the Menu Language:  

1. Press and release the    button 3 times (“Advanced” will appear at the top of the screen). 

2. Press and release thebutton until the “Language” box is highlighted.

3. Press and release the or thebuttons to change the setting. 

4. Press and release the V | ESC button to exit the menu and return to the fish finder mode. 

 

 

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