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mounting flasher next to graph?


Smellson

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Im curious if I will get interface between my lowrance 522 and marcum lx5 if I chose to mount them next to each other on the back of my boat. The lowrance is already there Im just curious if it would be worth it to buy a highspeed transducer for the marcum or not?

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If they both run on the same frequency, you will get interference. Whether it's significant or not, you'll have to decide. You should be able to tape or otherwise mount the lx5 ducer to a board you can temporarily clamp on the transom. You might be able to run at idle speed and get a good reading, but you might have to just drift. Take the boat out beyond the weedline and turn both units on. Turn your lx5 on and off and see what effect it has on your 522. Adjust the interference setting to reduce or eliminate the interference and see if the sonar performance is affected. Now, looking at the lx5, turn the 522 off and on so you can see what the interference looks like on the lx5. Make the adjustment to the lx5 to reduce or eliminate interference. With both units running, try dropping a jig or spoon down to see if you can pick it up on the sonar.

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Question: Why do you want to?

The flasher screen on the 522 can be set up to run with quick feed back. I have both of those units and bring them with me on my ice fishing trips. I've grown quite fond of the 522's flasher ability.

Yes, they'll interfere with each other but you can switch the settings on the Marcum to lessen it.

Is it so you can watch the flasher and a full gps screen at the same time? Just curious...

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Yes full screen gps and sometimes I just believe the Marcum more...it would be nice to have the two side by side to compare things....im still not real good with the lowrance

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My guess is they probably will. If your using the 522 just for GPS it won't matter. I run my Vex off my bow mount and the two don't seem to interfere with each other that far apart. But if you want them side by side play with your IR to see if you can drop any interferance.

I'm thinking of the same thing (having full screen GPS) so i'm looking at the Elite 5M for GPS and my 522 for everything else.

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