Lowrance’s Broadband Sounder-1 was put to the test during the 2008 Barra Classic. Navico’s Dave Silva and Lance Smith did very well in the competition, with Dave winning the title of Champion Visiting Angler. Dave said this was biggest test yet for the Broadband Sounder-1 system. “This advanced technology has turned the best sounder into the greatest sounder I have ever used… not only does it let you see into the water, but through it — and the definition is absolutely incredible. “The shot of the free-swimming crocodile is amazing… it’s body, legs and tail are clearly visible. You’d never get that much detail from an ordinary sounder!” The new Broadband Sounder-1 uses the high-speed Lowrance Ethernet network to deliver peerless echo clarity and the highest underwater definition in both shallow and extremely deep water. The module automatically produces digitally purified marking and separation of fish, structure, thermoclines and bottom, while surface/turbulent water clutter is also eliminated to assist in clearly marking targets. The Broadband Sounder-1 is compatible with all Lowrance 2007 units with 12.7 centimetre or larger colour displays, using the five-pin yellow Ethernet connector. The module is also compatible with all Lowrance transducers and frequencies — 50kHz, 83kHz and 200kHz.