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Marcum Firmware Update Available
« on: October 25, 2016, 10:14:17 PM »
I recieved an email regarding Marcum's digital sonar units today. If you have an LX-6, LX-6s, or LX-7 there is a free upgrade in the software that make it tick. One of the nice things about these units is that as technology improves it can be incorporated like we do with our phones, tablets and computers. You can read about the upgrade and download it here
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Marcum Firmware Update Available
« on: October 25, 2016, 10:14:17 PM »

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 06:45:39 AM »
I think it's great that Marcum updates the software, my problem is I love mine just the way they are.   !<>! For me they're perfect as is so I'm debating whether to load the upgrade.  :-\

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 07:03:01 AM »
From what I read about the upgrade, it's just some minor tweaks on stuff. Better shallow water resolution and they cleaned up some interference. Their digitals are already the best out there imo. I used my LX-6 all summer on my boat in the graph mode. I took it out of the soft pack made a mount for it, got the hi speed transducer, and ran it of the trolling motor battery.  Worked like a charm.
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 07:18:15 AM »
From what I read about the upgrade, it's just some minor tweaks on stuff. Better shallow water resolution and they cleaned up some interference. Their digitals are already the best out there imo. I used my LX-6 all summer on my boat in the graph mode. I took it out of the soft pack made a mount for it, got the hi speed transducer, and ran it of the trolling motor battery.  Worked like a charm.
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Agreed 100%, they are the best digital units. I have zero interest in looking at other units. Your comment about making a mount reminds me, I want to make hard cases for them. They get bounced around quite a bit riding in milk crates on the back of the machines, I'm always worried about breaking something.

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 08:30:26 AM »
Doing my LX7 tonight.  I use it in my boat as well as on the ice.  Nice tool.
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 09:19:01 AM »
I fish a lot farm ponds which are about 5 fow. Being able to see my lure at 2.5fow is going to be great  benefit, specially for suspending crappie. Big thanks to Marcum for fixing this issue.
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 09:35:58 AM »
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do you really need a flasher to see your jig 2.5 ft under the ice? When it's that shallow I pull the ducer out of the way and sight fish.
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 12:11:58 PM »
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do you really need a flasher to see your jig 2.5 ft under the ice? When it's that shallow I pull the ducer out of the way and sight fish.
yes, I fish Mostly at night and my marcum would only show at 4 fow. I had crappie right under the ice before. Can't sight fish at night
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2016, 08:14:36 PM »
Updated my lx6 tonight, super easy. Looking forward for ice to see how well the upgrade works.

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2016, 08:26:41 PM »
Yeah I think the downfall of the digitals is shallow water if they can clean it up quite a bit they are untouchable

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 08:58:38 PM »
I think the update is supposed to fix the shallow water issue

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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 08:36:11 PM »
I got mine all up to date yesterday. I was confused for a while because the chirping sound that was reference in the install manual was not happening. At least what I would call a chirping. I was expecting to hear a quieter version the sound that a smoke detector makes when the battery is low. That's a chirp to me. Mine just went tick tick tick like a battery powered wall clock. When I figured out that was all it was going I went ahead and completed the install and all the rest of the steps went fine. Can't wait to ride it down town!
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Re: Marcum Firmware Update Available
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