Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
jiggin pig

H2Oc MMC card question

Recommended Posts

jiggin pig

Where to start. I just upgraded to color and went to add my lakemaster card to the gps. THe problems is that it shows in the memory, but i cant get it to load into the gps. It asks if i want to delete it, which i have not. I checked the manual and there is no suggestions for this. any ideas or how to load it properly. thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Its plug and play it should just pop up not sure if your trying to actually load the chip Data to the GPS or not but the Chip will have to remain in the unit to work.

Try zooming out it should be there or turn the unit off and reinsert the chip if I misunderstood your problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LMITOUT

Go into Menu and select Map Data. Verify that it's set on "Lowrance Maps" and not Navionics.

I have found that it is not always plug-n-play with Lowrance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

I was thinking he had an H2Oc which are plug and play some of newer sonar/gps units the maps have to be selected like Limitout as pointed out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jiggin pig

yes it is a H2Oc. I did the plug in and play and it did not work. After i put the chip in I went to a couple of my lakes that worked on the old H20 with the chip in and it did not work on the new one. I even read the manual with no success

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Try what Limit said......also zoom out so you can see the state of MN is it outlingned......also reinsert the Chip and make sure its seated properly, is the the chip icon flashing in the lower right side of the map screen?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chak

jiggin pig, I've had the same issue ever since I loaded there software update onto my h2oc. The only work-around I've found is to us the 12volt power cord and load the chip with the unit already on. you can tell if its taking it by looking for the mmc icon in the lower right side of the map screen. If the icon starts blinking you will soon see the chip data if not wiggle it around alittle. I contacted Lowrance on this and they told me to clean the mmc contacts but it didn't help any. IMO its a glitch in there latest software update, at least thats when my issues started. crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Quote:

IMO its a glitch in there latest software update


Nice one chak!..... lots of glitches these days with Lowrance sofware upgrades.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Did this same chip work in your other H2O?

I did have an experience with a brand new LakeMaster chip that was bad....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jiggin pig

yes, it did work in the old one, but the screen went out. So i bought a new color version and it does not work. I thought it was also just put it in and it should work, but nope. so i don't know what to do. I am going to call lowrance here soon or lakemaster. OK went into map data and it was on lowrance. I went into the MMC files and it shows the lakemaster MN chip. so i don't know. I did what chak told me to do and it worked, but now i cant secure it in without it not losing the contact. I am sick of dealing with this. I wish my old one worked, but they wanted a 100 bucks to fix it. any other suggestions on handheld units.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PierBridge

Can you answer some of the other ideas we have given you like is the Icon flashing, when zooming out can you see the outline of Minnesota, have you reinseted the chip making sure the tab is turned and holding the chip in, have you cycled through the page and exit keys, are you locked onto a Satellite, how about removing the batterys and trying it, how about the external power idea, how about a soft reset?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave

Try turning off the GPS signal (I frgot what it's called) to just view the chip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jiggin pig

yep, the only time it flashes is if i have i keep my pinkie on it while i have the 12 volt converter in it. So basically if i stand with my left leg back, pinkie on it, with my right arm in the air it works(little sarcastic). I have tried what everyone has suggested and no luck. IF i do everything else it does not work. i have put batteries in it and zoom in all the way and zoom out all the way, i have gotten signal, I have done it on the indoors feature. I am so frustrated with this new unit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Have you tried the chip in another GPS? If not, I would find a friend's GPS (store?) and try that.

Are you in "Advanced Mode"? If not, try that. Out of the box they are not in advanced mode.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jiggin pig

Ok, i'm not trying to kick a dead horse here i promise. I now called lakemaster (who is also owned by Lowrance) and they stated they have heard of this being a problem. Basically they said i have to call lowrance and see what they have to say. He stated it could be cause of the old chip and the new software in the new color series. They stated it was only in the color series they were having the problem. Now i wait and see what Lowrance has to say or what they will do. I have a gut feeling the h20 color is going to go back. So for you that have an older chip, mine was from 2005/06, careful when you buy that new h20c.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LMITOUT

My H20C was purchased ~Feb 2006 and I loaded the previous version of the MN Lakemaster just fine. I haven't tried the latest MN Lakemaster yet. I'd have to check to see what version of firmware is installed on the H20, but I know I haven't updated it since it bought it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DEADhead

I've used the old chip and new chip running the latest firmware update in my h20c, never had a problem. sounds like it could be a bad unit...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jiggin pig

I am waiting to hear back from lowrance. From what i have found out, its basically a glitch or a bump in the system and only affects some of the h2oc. who knows. I'm just sick of this already, but will wait and see what lowrance says.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rookie44

did you ever get this resolved?I am having the exact same problem with my expedition c!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • walleye29us
      This is the insulated model. 8x8. If anyone wants it this week I'll let it go for 240.00. Won't  find a better deal!   
    • JB18
      Saw over 10 birds on opener....all before legal shooting hour....Only 1 after before the rain started.
    • JB18
      i went out for a couple hours yesterday looking for grouse.  The buddy i was with never has been hunting for grouse or woodcock.  We only saw 1 grouse with no chance for a shot but got both woodcock that flushed. 
    • Stick in Mud
      As MB said, high water tends to spread fish out and push them tighter to the banks in any slower water they can find.  A "normal" year with low water in October can be ridiculously, almost unfairly good in the river when you find the smallies. There's a reason it's mandatory catch and release now, as they pile up in deeper, slower water and can be quite vulnerable if/when you find them.   That being said, the difference in high vs. low water is not as pronounced above the dams (either the 10th St, Sartell, Little Falls, Blanchard, etc.) as it is below them.  At least in my experience, anyways.  
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has produced six new, state-of-the-art maps that will make it easier and safer for people to explore, hunt, and recreate in state forests.   “The DNR has updated six state forests with 53 more to go,” said Forrest Boe, director of the DNR Forestry Division. “This five-year effort will include updating maps for all of Minnesota’s state forests.” State forest users now have two maps options. A geoPDF map will allow users to download a map onto a mobile device using a variety of map apps and then track their location as a blue dot on the screen. The new user-friendly, paper maps highlight the unique recreation features of each forest and include pop-out maps for popular campgrounds and day-use areas. “The little blue dot that appears on the map on my phone goes with me whether I’m on or off-trail,” said Laura Duffey, DNR state forest map project coordinator. “This feature lets people know exactly where they are in a state forest—no more getting lost.” The maps are also more detailed than previous versions and highlight the endless recreation opportunities in state forests, such as hiking, mountain biking, birding, berry picking, cross-country skiing, hunting, and horseback, ATV and snowmobile riding. Many state forests also offer campgrounds, fishing piers, boat launches, swimming beaches, and picnic areas. The six new maps are available in time for fall hunting and cover more than 240,000 acres of state forest land and thousands of miles of trails. New geoPDF and paper maps are now available for: Paul Bunyan State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Badoura State Forest in Cass and Hubbard counties Croix State Forest in Pine County Huntersville State Forest in Cass, Hubbard and Wadena counties Lyons State Forest in Wadena County. Chengwatana State Forest in Pine and Chisago counties The Paul Bunyan and Badoura state forests are popular spots for hunters. Combined, they contain two campgrounds and day-use areas, four off-highway vehicle trails, five wildlife management areas (WMA), two ruffed grouse management areas, and four state game refuges. They also have hiking, biking, snowmobiling and skiing trails. The Huntersville and Lyons state forests are popular with hunters. Each state forest contains four WMAs and several miles of trails and roads for off-highway vehicles. Additionally, the Huntersville State Forest offers two campgrounds, a horse campground, and 24 miles of designated horse trails. The St. Croix State Forest offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities. It has 20 miles of horseback trails and a horse campground with 56 campsites. In the winter snowmobilers can enjoy 42 miles of trails while in the summer mountain bikers can cruise 25 miles of trails. The Boulder Campground and day-use area has 22 secluded campsites and access to Rock Lake for swimming, fishing and boating. The Chengwatana State Forest contains the Snake River Campground and several miles of off-highway motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails. Three state water trails run through the forest: Kettle River, Snake River, and St. Croix River. Snowmobliers also use the Matthew Lourey State Trail, which runs through the forest. The new maps also shows locations of National Park Service campsites along the St. Croix River.Digital, geoPDF maps are available on the state forest’s webpage at www.mndnr.gov/stateforests. People can get a free paper map at a local DNR office or the DNR Info Center by sending an email to info.dnr@state.mn.us or calling 888-646-6367, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • smurfy
      sheez................noone's going up this way to chase tree chickens, fishin, or scoutin for deer hunting??????? headed up friday and be up there for the better part of 9-10 days!!!!! some hunting some work!!!!
    • Rick
      Hunters planning to use portable stands on wildlife management areas this season are reminded to check regulations to learn when they need to remove stands after hunting.  “In most of the state, leaving stands overnight on WMAs is not allowed and they must be removed at the end of the day,” said Bob Welsh, Department of Natural Resources wildlife operations manager. “Users of most WMAs will not see a change in stand regulations this year, but there is a change in an area of northwestern Minnesota.” In a specific portion of northwestern Minnesota, new legislation allows portable stands to be left out on WMAs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Minnesota has 1.3 million acres of land in WMAs, and an estimated 500,000 hunters are expected to hit the woods and fields during firearms deer season in hopes of harvesting a deer. New in northwestern Minnesota
      The new regulation allows WMA users to leave up to two portable stands overnight in any WMA in the northwestern corner of the state roughly north of Thief River Falls and west of Warroad. The area also is described as north of Highway 1 where it exits the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the western edge of the state, and west of a line from Highway 89 where it exits the Red Lake Indian Reservation to Fourtown, then north on the west side of Dick’s Parkway Forest Road, then north to Highway 5 to the northern edge of the state. The DNR defines a portable stand as a stationary platform or blind designed and capable of being readily moved by hand by a single person in a single trip without the aid of a motorized vehicle, is secured in position and does no permanent damage to the natural environment. Hunters leaving a stand overnight must label the stand with the hunter’s name and address; the hunter’s driver’s license number; or simply with the hunter’s MDNR number. The label must be readable from the ground. WMAs elsewhere in Minnesota
      In WMAs in the remainder of the state, stands cannot be left overnight. “Every year we have people leaving stands overnight on WMAs, so it’s a common violation,” said Greg Salo, assistant director of the DNR Enforcement Division. “We have this regulation in place to prevent some users from preempting others from the opportunity to use WMAs on a first-come, first-served basis.” Portable stands may be used on WMAs if they are removed each day at the close of shooting hours and do no permanent damage. Spikes or nails driven into trees are not allowed, but screwing or clamping devices are allowed if removed each day at the close of shooting hours. “In addition to WMAs, there are a variety of other public land types and hunters should be aware that regulations governing the use of portable stands can differ depending on the type of public land they’re hunting,” Salo said. Hunters should always wear a safety harness if using an elevated stand, added Salo. “In addition to wearing a safety harness, check climbing sticks, steps or ladders for damage and always wait to load a firearm until safely in the stand,” Salo said. Hunters need to be familiar with hunting regulations, which are available at any DNR license agent or online at mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting. Hunting questions should be directed to the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Deer: The animal Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., and males weigh about 170 lbs. The biggest white-tailed deer recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. A whitetail’s home range is about 1 square mile. Deer hunting There are nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in Minnesota. Last year, 32 percent of Minnesota firearm hunters successfully harvested a deer. About 61 percent were antlered bucks. 70 percent of Minnesota’s firearms deer harvest typically occurs during the first three or four days of the season. The average hunter spends five days afield during Minnesota’s firearms deer season. The highest deer harvests occurred during the early to mid-1990s and from 2000 to 2008. From 2000 to 2008 the harvest topped 200,000 deer each year. The high harvests in the early 2000s occurred at a time when the overriding philosophy was to reduce the deer population so it wouldn’t grow out of control and to address certain environmental, economic and social concerns. Harvests in the 1970s never topped 100,000, while harvests in the 1980s were under 150,000. In 2016, the harvest was just over 173,000. Deer licenses In total, about 604,000 deer hunting licenses and permits (all types) were sold in 2016. The three primary types of deer hunting seasons are firearms, muzzleloader and archery. Firearms season opens on Saturday, Nov. 4; muzzleloader on Saturday, Nov. 25; and archery season opened on Sept. 16. The DNR Information Center last year extended hours until 8 p.m. and received nearly 1,300 inquiries the day before last year’s firearms deer opener. Most questions were related to the upcoming deer season. Hunting economics* Deer are the number-one hunted species in Minnesota and deer hunters along with other hunters and wildlife watchers together contribute more than $1.3 billion each year to the economy. All hunting-related expenditures in Minnesota totaled $725 million. Trip-related expenses such as food, lodging and transportation were $235 million. Hunters spent $400 million on equipment. Hunters spent $90 million on other items such as magazines, membership dues, licenses, permits, land leasing and ownership. * From the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (census.gov/prod/www/fishing.html). Deer management in Minnesota The DNR is entrusted to manage the deer herd on behalf of, and for, the benefit of all Minnesotans. Hunters help manage deer populations, and hunting also is a tool used to control deer diseases, including chronic wasting disease. Opinions on how deer should be managed are diverse, and the DNR values all opinions. Deer population management affects many other natural resources. More information on deer and deer management can be found at mndnr.gov/deer. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      With nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any potential system issues associated with the high sales volume.  The 2017 Minnesota firearms deer season begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 4. “Buying a deer license early gives you more time to pack that tater tot hotdish for deer camp, and do everything else associated with your deer hunting tradition,” said Steve Michaels, DNR licensing program director. “Every year people do wait until the last minute and last year we sold more than 140,000 licenses the Thursday and Friday before opener.” Deer licenses can be purchased at DNR license agents across Minnesota, by phone at 888-665-4236 or online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense. There are additional fees for telephone and internet transactions. Deer licenses and tags ordered by phone and internet take three to five business days to arrive, so hunters who choose these options should allow enough time for delivery. Hunters must have a valid deer license in their possession when hunting deer. Hunters need to be familiar with deer hunting regulations, which are available at any DNR license agent or online at mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting. Hunting questions should be directed to the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Volunteers have through October to apply to join one of the citizen-agency work groups that discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish.  There are individual work groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one focused on both northern pike and muskellunge. New members are needed for all of these work groups except the panfish group. “We still need more applicants for the bass and catfish groups. Otherwise, we have been getting decent interest since we started taking applications in early October,” said Don Pereira, DNR fisheries chief. Volunteers can apply to one of the groups through Monday, Oct. 30. Each group of about 15 people will include volunteers and DNR staff who meet two or three times per year to discuss new research, population, harvest trends and fisheries management. Meetings average three to four hours, not including travel time. Applicants must be Minnesota residents age 18 or older. Participants will be selected by the DNR and can serve a term of either two or three years. The groups are advisory and do not make decisions on policy or fish management. For more information or an application form, visit mndnr.gov/fishgroups or call 651-259-5182. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.