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The Wawinet…again

I fiddled with the sonar settings today: cranked the CHIRP energy blast to 800 kHz and fixed the scroll speed by changing it to auto so it matched the boat’s speed to get a more geometrically accurate image. Even on a weekday, boat traffic means dealing with wake, which causes bouncing in the sonar image, …