Airmar 2018 part 1: Newly certified installers toting TDT1000 transducer testers

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Sailors please note: Airmar 2018 part 2 will cover the company’s high tech speedos, including the DX900+ and UST800/850, plus a new variation that will be announced this week.

  2. Ian Falconer says:

    A good explanation of why good engineering (not marketing) is important. Thanks again for the deep dive.

  3. abbor says:

    Thanks for this very interesting post about TDT1000. I’m now considering buying one even if I’m not an installer or dealer. I have 6 Airmar CHIRP transducers which would be fun to check and the option to test transducers from other manufacturers seems very interesting as they typically don’t specify the impedance and for sure not impedance vs frequency.
    The NSS Evo2 screen shot you are showing where Custom frequencies is an available option is telling that XID is working with NSS as well. Custom frequencies are only available with Airmar CHIRP transducers with recognized XID.
    If XID is not working 50, 83 and 200 kHz as well as Low, Medium and High CHIRP will be displayed as frequency options unless a transducer selection is done in the installation menu (Airmar CHIRP transducers can’t be manually selected). The sounders Medium CHIRP bandwidth will have close to total mismatch with the transducer bandwidth unless XID is recognized and the performance will then be severely degraded.

  4. David K says:

    You need to have a medium to put the transducer on if you want to test a transducer out of the water. Testing it out in air will give erroneous results and may damage the transducer. I just completed the Airmar Certified Installer class. The TD1000 is supposed to come with a device to put the transducer on if you are testing the transducer with the boat out of the water.

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