Older HDS 5 Structure Scan?
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Posted on Thursday May 9, 2013 at 9:43 PM  
I have a HDS 5 gen 1 unit. It does not have SS screens to select from when I move through the screens. I've been interested in adding an LSS-1 to it. Do I need to get some software to install to be able to make this happen?
Posted on Friday May 10, 2013 at 9:29 AM  
Blaine, once you hook up the StructureScan module, your unit will detect it and that screen will be avaliable.
Posted on Friday May 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM  
You may need to do a software update as well depending on how old your unit is and how long since you've revised the software.
Steve Carroll Hybrid/Striper Guide Skiatook Lake Fishing Guides, Lowrance Pro Staff, Zebco Brands Pro Staff, Yeti Pro Staff, Costa Del Mar Pro Staff, Mercury/Motor Guide Pro Team.





Posted on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM  
I think I bought it in late 2009. I've never done a software update. Don't think I'd even know how to do it. But it sounds like I'd be save buying an SS-1, if I can find a good used one that is.

Another question: Can I run multiple head units off of the same transducer? I'd like to buy another unit to mount on the back of my boat on the rod rack and one up on the front of my boat. Does it have to be an HDS to be compatible?

Thanks for the help fellas.
Posted on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM  
New LSS-1's are not available. They can run multiple units (up to 3) but all must be HDS to see Structure Scan.
Steve Carroll Hybrid/Striper Guide Skiatook Lake Fishing Guides, Lowrance Pro Staff, Zebco Brands Pro Staff, Yeti Pro Staff, Costa Del Mar Pro Staff, Mercury/Motor Guide Pro Team.





Posted on Sunday May 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM  
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Originally posted by okiefishman

New LSS-1's are not available. They can run multiple units (up to 3) but all must be HDS to see Structure Scan.



True, this is why I would look for a used one. I don't really want to pay the amount needed for a new gen2 version. I figured I can take one off of someone's hands that is looking to upgrade. I don't even know the difference between the LSS-1 and LSS-2, and I'm not confident that I would use this feature enough to be worth it, but I'll give it a shot.
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