Calibrating your Point 1

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Calibrating your Point 1

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:11 am

I've tried doing this on two trips to the lake and still can't get it to calibrate. It keeps "Timing out". Lowrance told me to disconnect the Point 1, re connect it, and try again...I did and same results. Not sure if I need to send in the new antenna or if it's something else? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby Ken Sauret » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:04 pm

I will look into this issue as I have experienced the same thing. Once a calibration is done, the unit will not let another calibration be done it seems. The "timed out" stop to the new calibration comes up. Hopefully, more info to follow...
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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Ya, I've been talking with Lowrance for a few days now. They can't figure it out. They told if nothing else to send in my antenna. Every thing is working expect the direction my boat goes along the water on the map. I go North and my boat is pointed East. Plus it still won't calibrate.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby Edd » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:34 am

Is your always 90* off from your actual heading? May have some magnetic interference.
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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:24 am

I'd have to say "mostly", but not always. It is positioned up near my trolling motor.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby Edd » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:43 am

BassNCop wrote:I'd have to say "mostly", but not always. It is positioned up near my trolling motor.


Get yourself a handheld compass and check that area for ANY magnetic action. If you find some magnetic draw, try to pinpoint the source. You may need to reposition your Point-1 module to correct this.
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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:11 pm

Hmmm, never thought of trying that. Thanks. I'll check.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:26 pm

Edd,
Wow! I did that little test....the compass went nuts even with power off! Seems the trolling motor, even though there was no power to it, is causing havoc to the magnetic field. I guess I'll be moving the Point 1.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:54 am

Moved the Point 1. Now to try to calibrate it. Gotta wait for these winds to die down now. I'll let you know soon...I hope.
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Re: Calibrating your Point 1- trolling motor

Postby Dave Wilson » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:35 pm

Your trolling motor has a ton of wire and rotating magnets and etc., so makes a huge magnetic field. Point one antenna seems pretty sensitive to all electromagnetic radiation- mine says to mount at least 5 feet from a radio antenna, over 20 feet from radar. and over three feet from the head unit.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby Champion Jon » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:41 am

I've had nothing but problems with my point one on my bass cat. Its been in three (3) different spots and has never worked the way it should. Five feet from anything electronic as they suggest is pretty difficult to do on a bass boat. Recently bought a new antenna to try to see if mine was defective.

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby BassNCop » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:49 am

Edd,
It worked!!! Calibrated like a champ! I sure wish Lowrance technicians would have known this. It sure would of saved me a lot of headaches and spending hours on the phone with them. Never once did they ask me where my antenna was mounted. Thanks!

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Re: Calibrating your Point 1

Postby Mike » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:19 am

Same problem here. My arrow is always pointing in the wrong direction.
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