CHIRP stands for “Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse.” That’s a fancy way of saying it can show you fish that other forms of 2D sonar can’t. How’s that? CHIRP scans the water for fish similar to the way the seek function on your truck’s radio scans the airwaves for FM stations. By covering a wide range of frequencies, CHIRP produces more accurate, more detailed returns of fish, structure and the bottom.
All forms of CHIRP are not created equal. Some competitive CHIRP technologies barely qualify for the term, using a subpar transducer or limiting you to a narrow band of frequencies. But Humminbird’s Dual Spectrum CHIRP gives you full spectrum capability, plus the power to select your own start and end frequencies. Humminbird also utilizes a proprietary, best-in-class transducer designed and built to maximize fish detail, as well as coverage area.
Wide Mode – Maximum Coverage
Search deep and wide. For watching your vertical jigging, or finding deeper bottom, fish, vegetation and structure, opt for Wide Mode.
Narrow Mode – Maximum Detail
Hone in on the small stuff that makes a big difference. Narrow Mode lets you target individual fish, or separate fish from structure and the bottom, with laser precision.
Superior Target Separation
Separating fish from their habitat is the name of the game. And now, you’ll be able to more easily tell the difference between bait and game fish, and nearby structure and vegetation.
Clearly Defined Fish Arches
We’ve got bad news for your arch nemesis. Large game fish will show up on your screen as long, well-defined arches, for quick identification and accurate lure presentation.
Strong Returns Without Noise
Stop seeing things that aren’t there. A high signal-to-noise ratio translates to better-defined targets, less clutter and greater certainty that what you’re looking at on-screen is legit.
Begin your search with better hardware
Don’t let the pretty pictures fool you. Our proprietary, Low Q CHIRP transducer is the real hero. Using more coverage to detect fish, structure and the bottom, this workhorse makes possible the highly defined fish arches and clear target separation of new Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar. Ounce for ounce, pulse for pulse, it’s the best sonar in its class. No contest. Available on select SOLIX and HELIX Series models.