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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 5 months ago #9247

  • JPinTN
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Hi all,

I was looking at the output from a lowrance Elite 7ti and comparing the traditional downlooking sonar results with the down-scan sonar results. The traditional sonar return is always deeper than the down-scan. The down-scan has a nice hard return, but if I correct the depths points to occur on the bottom return then it is consistently above the traditional sonar return.

I played with scales and colors (brightness and contrast) but it the pattern stays consistent. Which bottom return would be better?

Here is a picture of the issue with traditional sonar on top and down-scan on the bottom. It is attached if the link does not work.

https://goo.gl/photos/qFAFv5QuT5NrM1Fb9



Thanks,
Jim
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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 5 months ago #9263

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Interesting. I have noticed the same using my HDS-units. I thought it was related to the very different coneangle and shape of the cone, but your data suggest there is something else going on.
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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 2 months ago #9686

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Hi Jim,

Mayby the issue comes with the selected NMEA sentences. I think it could be a possibility the sentence "DPT" (Depth of Water) is selected for one sonar and the NMEA sentence "DBT" (Depth below transducer) for the other sonar.

Sam
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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 2 months ago #9687

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Hi!

It is normal... I always use the downscan to modify the depth data because the downscan is the most exact scan.
Last Edit: 4 years 2 months ago by Heiko.
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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 4 weeks ago #9809

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Thanks everyone for your comments.

Sam, The "depth below surface" and "depth below transducer" is an interesting comment. I don't think I imported it with any depth offset for the transducer as I usually correct that in a single pass in post processing in a database after exporting the data. I will re-import with different settings and see if it goes away.

Heiko, Do you have any information (published preferable) to support that the downscan depth is better than the traditional sonar? I would agree in concept, but would really like some way to justify my selection.

Thanks again,
Jim
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Depth issues with Lowrance Elite 7ti 4 years 3 weeks ago #9812

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Heiko wrote:
Hi!

It is normal... I always use the downscan to modify the depth data because the downscan is the most exact scan.

This is somewhere between a modified thruth and plain wrong. It would depend on the ducer used, depth and the gradient of the bottom structure. Which is why you should use both a narrow coneangle 2D-ducer and DownScan and compare them, for the best end-result.
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