- Jan 1, 2012
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- Central Wisconsin
No....the puck is only a magnetic compass that converts to digital to the Terrova. The GPS is in the head of the Terrova. The puck just tells the motor which direction the boat is pointed.I don’t understand the need for two pucks either.
Kevin, with IPLink you can assign the GPS signal source. My understanding is that it’s best to assign the puck as the GPS source. At least with Bluetooth models the puck is the GPS source for the Terrova. Since there is no direct network connection to the puck I suppose the Terrova sees the puck via BT and relays that info to the network for Humminbirds, etc.
Thinking about this further the above may create latency but, at least all devices on the network agree on the position.
A puck for a 1198 or 997 humminbird?? Might actually be GPS.
Nowadays the GPS in located in the humminbird head units...no pucks.
However in a networked system, It might be possible with the IPLink to choose one of your HB devices as the GPS source...I mean after all, when I mark a waypoint, it's based on where my REAR transducer is located and the HB unit is located...which is 17' behind where my TM is located....So if I want to fish close to my depthfinder in the back, it is of benefit to choose THAT unit closest to my location as my GPS source.