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Thread: Helix/ Garmin 93sv uhd .

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    Mar 2010
    New Albany, Mississippi
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    Default Helix/ Garmin 93sv uhd .

    I sold my old gen 1 helix on a boat last fall . I found a copy of the waypoints on a micro chip . Can I put these on my Garmin by putting the card in or must I download to something else ?

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    Sep 2008
    West Ky
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    HB waypoints are in Humminbird’s proprietary .hwr format ...

    gpsbabel is free waypoint conversion software ... to get the HB .hwr format into GPX format the Garmin can read ...

    GPSBabel: convert, upload, download data from GPS and Map programs

    Rickie <--Click here
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    May 2011
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    Coach even when you convert and upload to a Garmin unit you will have to re-mark each one. I spent 2 years side-scanning and recording every river system here on the coast. Well I recently installed a Garmin1042xsv on the bow of my boat so I exported the waypoints on my Helix 10 in the universal format for upload to the Garmin. Not the first waypoint was spot on. I have over 1000 saved in my Helix 10, when I have the opportunity I use my trolling motor to get on top of the location and re-mark with the 1042xsv. I also had to install at Heading sensor from Garmin to get pinpoint marks or going slow the unit wouldn't know which way the boat was actually pointing.

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