HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

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jimmybass2
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HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

Post by jimmybass2 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:04 pm

Please Allow me to explain the whole network...
1198c with firmware 6.49
898c with firmware 6.49
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY...
AS ETH 5PS Network Switch
958c (for mapping in the dash, no transducer, no GPS puck, just a power cable and a network cable). Puck will be shared from the 1198 next to it. Transducer sharing also (only if needed).

Questions:
958 currently has 5.500. I want the added features Nav features of 6.18 and above but need to stay THIS SIDE of "line in the sand" as I don't want/need to update the other units. Would you recommend 6.18 or something else?

Can I update the 958 with ONLY a power cable connected? What mode would I start the unit in?

I also have the newer Navionics+ card, which works in 958 5.500 and needs to work after the update. Will it? (I ask because I thought I remember seeing that there may be a problem with Nav+ in some units).

Will the 958 use the HDSI ducers on the network for its 2D sonar functionality?

Where can I get the firmware that you recommend?

Sorry for the long post and THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

Jimmy
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Wayne P.
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Re: HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

Post by Wayne P. » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

I'll answer some of it.

You can run the unit in Simulator with only the power cord connected to do unit updates, waypoint management, practice with the unit, and play back recordings--view screen shots.
I do all the above at my desk at home.

Yes, you can have the 958 share the 83/200 kHz of either HDSI transducer and either GPS antenna on the network. You select the 2D source and GPS source in the Ethernet menu.

The Navionics+ card is a smaller memory card than the Platinum and Premium editions so the unit won't have any issues reading it no matter what software version you have.
The current Hotmaps Platinum card is 16 GB, your 958, 1198, and 898 are Platinum compatable.

The only recent history issues with Navionics cards is those wanting to renew the Freshest Data subscription and get a year of updates again, didn't have a Premium card large to handle all the new data so Navionics would replace their card with a higher capacity one. The same if they wanted to change to the Navionics+ and their card was not at least 2 GB.

Greg can take care of your software version request.
Wayne Purdum
Charlottesville, Va.

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Re: HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

Post by jimmybass2 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:17 pm

Wayne P,
Thanks to you ALSO for your ongoing help!!!!

Jimmy

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Re: HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

Post by Humminbird_Greg » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 am

Jimmy,
I’m behind on checking the boards but I think that we swapped e-mail about this already, haven’t we? If not, just send me a direct e-mail requesting the software. The 958c has a 6.490 version software if that is what you want.
Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com
I help because I can

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Re: HB Greg, 958c firmware update help please?

Post by jimmybass2 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:16 am

We have exchanged emails already and THANK YOU for your ongoing help!!!

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