BLA Trade Talk: Humminbird CHIRP

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Discover why not all forms of CHIRP are created equal.

Humminbird has been busy developing and perfecting a true Broadband CHIRP worthy of its innovative legacy. They did not cut corners either, building full broadband capabilities into select HELIX CHIRP models.

Instead of just a few frequencies being available for the user, Humminbird’s CHIRP gives full spectrum capability plus the power for users to select their own start and end frequencies.

Key Features:

Superior Data Processing: Unless you have a PhD in SONAR interpretation, raw CHIRP information is meaningless without the right software to connect the data points. Humminbird’s CHIRP Processing Engine uses proprietary algorithms to more efficiently compare and crunch CHIRP data, instantly drawing an easy-to-understand image.

More Pulses: Traditional transducers put you on hold, wasting valuable time “charging up” before each SONAR pulse. Humminbird CHIRP transducers are engineered to minimise charge time, firing off more pulses in a given period of time. More pulses mean more information and improved target separation.

Greater Power: By bouncing more energy off the bottom, Humminbird CHIRP is able to provide more detailed returns, especially in deep water.

Broadband CHIRP: Humminbird Broadband CHIRP delivers impressive detail and accuracy in many saltwater applications. Compared to peer technologies, this best-in-class CHIRP sweeps more frequencies, while using superior transducer and data processing to deliver unrivalled fish-finding precision. For maximum convenience, this technology is built into Humminbird HELIX 12 head units.

Ultra-Wide Broadband: Some CHIRP SONAR products only sweep a narrow range of frequencies, giving you a very limited view of the underwater world. By comparison, Humminbird CHIRP unlocks your transducer’s full CHIRP capability, scanning its widest possible band of frequencies. With more frequencies to compare, Humminbird’s CHIRP Processing Engine can more effectively filter out noise, delivering a clearer, more precise picture.

Improved Fish Detail: Nothing fishy here. With CHIRP, you can tell the difference between a sport fish, a baitfish and a weed based on the finely detailed arches.

Greater Clarity: Don’t miss a thing. Thanks to the precision of CHIRP, you can clearly identify subtle structural details, like bridge cables, that can clue you into where the fish are.

More Target Separation: No more “blobs.” In traditional 2D SONAR, it can be difficult to tell where one object begins and another ends. That’s not the case with the target separation of CHIRP.

Reduced Noise: Filter out the nonsense. CHIRP sweeps multiple frequencies to eliminate confusing noise and interference. For example, see separation between fish and brush.

Unmatched Precision: Dial it in. CHIRP allows you to select individual frequencies, enabling you to see the smallest details. For instance, monitor your jigging action on screen.

Increased Depth: Get to the bottom of it. By blasting more energy below the surface, CHIRP SONAR can take you to extreme depths with greater accuracy.

Shaun Clancy from BLA explains the benefits of user-adjustable CHIRP frequencies with Humminbird.

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