Lowrance HDS 7 1st Gen

 Hi everyone, I have acquired a 1st Gen Lowrance HDS7 and am still getting use to it. Does anyone who owns one ar knows a bit have any advive or info for a good set of settings? I also have the Structure Scan HD but am figuring out how to mount it the best way. Help would be greatly appreciated!!!


Tight lines


 young fisho

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HDS7 Gen 1 info.

Mon, 2019-05-13 12:44

 Howdy Chumstain


"Have I got a deal for you...."

When these first came out all owners were in the same learning path as you are now... and it was utter confusion.

The SA fishing website that existed at the time had a large number of posts and I copied the majority of them into a single WORD document.

PM me an email address and I'll send it to you. I tried to email it via this forum but I cannot attach files (or I just dont know how to....)

btw... even though its now considered 'old technology' its still a damned good unit.  I have a & 7G1 networked to a Simrad NSS9 Evo2 and the only thing that is not shared is the Navionics map.. you need HDS Gen2 and later for that.


I did have the 7 networked to a HDS5G1 and apart from the map problem it was a brilliant combination. I had the side-scan too and it networked to both units.  So... if you have the room look for a HDS5 too, they are around at quite cheap prices.

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 Hi dmck, sorry for the late

Thu, 2019-05-16 20:28

 Hi dmck, sorry for the late reply, i sent you a PM. Thanks!


 young fisho

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PM sent

Tue, 2019-05-14 07:29

 PM sent

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HDS Gen 1 info file

Tue, 2019-05-14 10:04

 Hi Prego, your PM has not been received so I sent you one with my email.  When I get an email from you I'll reply with the file attached



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HDS file has been sent.

Fri, 2019-05-17 09:14

 If anyone else wanys a copy, PM me.