Lowarance Time Issue

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Lowarance Time Issue

Postby JeffJ » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 am

Seems like a lot of people have lost there Time on their Lowarance units. What is going on? I lost it on all 3 of my HDS 9's. I have done factory restart and deleted from over lay and added back. Is Lowrance working on a fix?
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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby steve black » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:28 pm

I have two Hook 9TS and I too have lost my time. I've reset mine as well but just have three small boxes where the time would be. Glad to know that its not just me. I lost mine around Oct 27TH before the time change when i first noticed it.
Hopefully its fixable, Thanks Steve.

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby Ken Sauret » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 pm

I have not had any issue with my HDS Carbons but in the past if any overlay data stopped reading just go to "Edit Overlay Data" and delete the item, in this case delete the Time. Then go back into Edit Overlay Data and reinstall it on each screen. If you need to change the time, go to the Settings menu, then to System and select Time. Here you can adjust the reading to the correct time.
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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby NG » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Lost time on both my HDS 9 Gen 2 touch units a few weeks ago. Just shows three dashes. Seems like mostly Gen 2 users, many of them. It also affects my Tide Charts, they are way off now. On another site, it recommended contacting Lowrance Customer Service, the more people they are made aware of who have this issue the more likely they will do something about it. Right now, they seem to say it is a satellite issue of some sort and not something they control.

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby JeffJ » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:58 am

I have already done all that. It seems a lot of people are affected by this. Not just gen 2, on BBC there are a lot of guys with gen 3 and Carbons that have same issue. I got email from Lowrance and from what I was told the Gov't is doing some testing on the GPS system and that is what is causing this.
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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby mark poulson » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:29 am

JeffJ wrote:I have already done all that. It seems a lot of people are affected by this. Not just gen 2, on BBC there are a lot of guys with gen 3 and Carbons that have same issue. I got email from Lowrance and from what I was told the Gov't is doing some testing on the GPS system and that is what is causing this.

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby scott39 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:31 am

JeffJ wrote:I have already done all that. It seems a lot of people are affected by this. Not just gen 2, on BBC there are a lot of guys with gen 3 and Carbons that have same issue. I got email from Lowrance and from what I was told the Gov't is doing some testing on the GPS system and that is what is causing this.

They told me the same.
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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby steve black » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:25 pm

Thanks Ken, yeah I did just that and no changes. I too have been following BBC, sounds as if were all in the same boat, no pun intended :D

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby billdozer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 am

This forum is invaluable. I have a Touch 7 and 9 with the Point1 GPS upgrade. For me, the time issue started a couple of weeks ago. I have tried everything. I was going to come here and ask Ken for advice. Now I see that I am not alone. I have reset my time and edited my overlays and it has not helped. I will stand by to see if a fix is found.

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby smallmouth00 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:15 pm

My units lost time and tides as well on oct 27th I posted here 2 weeks ago about this ..called lowrance and have had no help..both units gen 2

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby Ken Sauret » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:15 pm

The best information I have to this point on the lost time issue is that the United States Air Force is conducting some testing with the GPS satellites and this is somehow creating an issue with our units keeping correct time or any time at all. This will pass and everything will return to normal when this testing is done so keep your smart phones or the old fashion wrist watch handy for a while. This is not the end of the world as we know it. Focus on finding structure and fishing smart and you will be fine.
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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby mark poulson » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:40 am

Ken Sauret wrote:The best information I have to this point on the lost time issue is that the United States Air Force is conducting some testing with the GPS satellites and this is somehow creating an issue with our units keeping correct time or any time at all. This will pass and everything will return to normal when this testing is done so keep your smart phones or the old fashion wrist watch handy for a while. This is not the end of the world as we know it. Focus on finding structure and fishing smart and you will be fine.

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Re: Lowarance Time Issue

Postby Edd » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am

If we Marines had taken on this test, it would have been completed in 24 hours.....'Fly Boys' [pffffffd]!

:lol: My attempt at 'vain' humor. BTW not all Lowrance units are affected, just units with certain GPS receivers. Had a 2014 Elite-7 in my shop and time worked perfect.......but, the date read 11/26/2055 ?

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