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New Airmar TM260 Transducer
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posted 08-25-2009 01:59 PM ET (US)
Jim M at B.O.E has produce a video [about the new AIRMAR TM260 transom mount SONAR transducer]. It's the mother of all transom mounted transducers.
posted 08-25-2009 08:50 PM ET (US)
Tom--Thanks for the link. I have a few observations:
--the Airmar TM260 is enormous. That is a huge transducer;
--never wear open-toe shoes when doing a video demonstration;
--Jim from BOE does not look like I pictured him.
posted 08-25-2009 11:52 PM ET (US)
The specifications for the Airmar TM260 transom mount transducer:
--Broadband Ceramic Technology:
The low values of the "Q" refer to the natural resonance of the transducer and how much it tends to ring after it has been excited by the SONAR pulse. In general a low value of Q is believed to permit greater sensitivity and resolution of echo signals. As a comparison, the Q of the smaller P66 transom mount transducer is listed as 24 to 30.
posted 12-19-2009 04:34 AM ET (US)
It's been a few months since the new Airmar TM260 transducer has been available. This transom mount high resolution, high speed transducer would seem to be the perfect solution for Whaler fishermen, eliminating the problems with trying to shoot through our foam filled hulls or cutting a big hole through the foam and hull.
Has anyone out there installed one on the transom of his/her Whaler? Please report results and link to photos if any, especially showing deep (>100 fathom?) operation.
posted 12-19-2009 11:08 AM ET (US)
Sorry only followed a few posts on tidalfish as one guy there has been trying out the TM260 since mid September and in particular with Lowrance HDS units, plenty of screen shots including shallow water.
Also some new Lowrance sidescan shots :)
I think Jim M at B.O.E also supplied the equipment
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