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Old 06-14-2013
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Lowrance HDS8m route ransfer

Anyone ever use a Lowrance HDS8m? I'm trying to load routes Ive made in Nvionics webpage to my Lowrance. I've made the routes and downloaded them to an SD card but I can't seem to figure out how to transfer and then find the route on the unit itself. I have Navionics Platinum card for my charts. I'm using a second SD cards to download my routes. No matter here i look it seems i can copy from the Lowrance or make the routes on the Lowrance but cant get the routes from the sd card on my Lowrance unit itself. It shows the two cards as memory card 1 and 2. join nuts here
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Re: Lowrance HDS8m route ransfer

I have a Raymarine MFD and have had lots of frustration attempting the same. I do my chartwork on Voyage Planner Software from Fugawi / Raymarine. You are able to do the chartwork on-line? I don't know if my problems were similar to yours but mine seem to stem from how the software copies the routes on to the sd card. I need to copy a few at a time on to the card and then the unit sees them and copies them on to the MFD. If I screw it up, the unit simply doesn't see any data on the card. It is NOT user friendly and I miss the ease of my old Garmin unit. That simply worked...

From your description, it seems like the 2 units (your and mine) have some similarities. I have 2 usb ports: 1 for the charts and the second to transfer data (waypoints and routes). My data has to be in the Raymarine format for the unit to read (.fsh) but the software can translate from the universal format (.gpx) to .fsh format and visa versa. Good luck!
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Re: Lowrance HDS8m route ransfer

I have A GARMIN on which its easy to do everything and a Lowrance 3500C which is a bit of a red headed stepchild when you do things off the unit

Among the many issues is there are so many data formats now even the common N40°55'00.0" VS N40 55.862 makes the units angry
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