Innovation + Performance = MAQ Sonar

Our R&D team, led by Gene Hill with his 45 plus years of experience in the sonar industry and an engineering staff with a combined 90 plus years, apply their creative talents to ensure that the MAQ Sonar system will meet and exceed the industry demands of today and in the future. Our strong and stable platform design has allowed us to provide performance enhancing feature upgrades to our customers on a regular basis.
From our research/development and manufacturing centre in Finch, Ontario, Canada we build, test and assemble, each individual Sonar. Our facility houses a 100 cubic meter acoustic test tank for testing and calibration after final assembly.
Individual parts are fully inspected and tested throughout the process to ensure the quality, reliability and performance expected of a MAQ Sonar. Once these parts have passed our QC tests they are assembled into the components that make up an Omni Sonar system. Only after rigorous testing in our tank, and temperature cycling in our heat chamber, is a system carefully packed for shipment to the client.
Our mission is to provide the fishing industry with the finest tools available in this competitive market.
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Key Benefits

Universal Electronics, designed for all frequency transducers, are enclosed in rugged steel sealed cabinets to prevent corrosion and are cooled using heat pumps. Each unit has color coded plug-in components to facilitate easy installation and quick turn-around repairs when needed.
Transducer hoists use ball-screw electric actuators for efficient high speed retraction.

Each MAQ Sonar system comes with the following components and features:

Transducers designed to be rugged while at the same time sensitive enough to detect the hard-to-detect fish.

Captain’s chair joystick control.

Interface to popular navigation and net monitoring systems.

Free software updates via internet.

Operator Features

Wake trail and true north indicator.

Target latitude/longitude display and output.

Bow Up or North Up navigation modes.

Automatic Event marker displays fish heading and speed.

Manual Event marker allows 10 event marks and 10 vessel position marks.

Vertical profile and zoom mode.

Automatic target tracking with target trail, speed and course estimation.

Programmable tonnage readout.

True Audio.

Vertical beam width selection at 5°, 10° or 20°.

Multi-language control panel.

Water temperature sensing to 0.1 degree.

Propeller noise rejecter.

 

 

Descriptions

MAQ Sonar 90 KHz

  • Proven to find pelagic species such as Tuna, Squid, Mackerel, Sardine, Herring, Anchovy and Hake.
  • High Frequency makes it ideal for detecting the Mackerel species which has no swim bladder.
  • he 90 KHz model has the optimal frequency to ensure minimal beam bending from surface air bubbles. Near surface bubbles cause lower frequency sonar beams to bend upwards whereas higher frequency sonar beams bend downwards. At a frequency of 90 KHz the beam bends neither upwards nor downwards.
  • Better reflection on difficult targets, better resolution.
  • Facilitates searching near vessel.
  • Selection of 5° beam results in excellent performance in shallow water, in near surface and near bottom fishing. The unique qualities, of the narrow beam, means further detection distance at the surface.

As MAQ uses one set of electronics for all the systems, the features are common to all the models.

  • Three beam widths to pick from: 5°, 10° and 20°.
    Five operating modes: Omni, Tracking, Search, Vertical Tracking and Trawl.
    Programmable tonnage readout, Presets, Auto mark and many more
    True audio
    Optional Keypad Controller

MAQ Sonar 60KHz

  • High enough frequency to find Mackerel and Tuna but low enough to avoid reflecting hard bottom.
  • Proven to find pelagic species such as Tuna, Marlin, Squid, Mackerel, Sardine, Herring, Anchovy and Hake.
  • Choice of beam width 5° results in excellent performance in shallow water, near surface fishing and reduces bottom return for better separation of fish from bottom. (Three beam widths to choose from.)
  • Detection distances over 2,000 meters (2600 with RDT)
  • Good discrimination for hard to find species.

As MAQ uses one set of electronics for all the systems, the features are common to all the models.

  • Three beam widths to pick from: 5°, 10° and 20°.
  • Five operating modes: Omni, Tracking, Search, Vertical Tracking and Trawl.
  • Programmable tonnage readout, Presets, Auto mark and many more
  • True audio
  • Optional Keypad Controller

MAQ Sonar 22KHz

  • Low frequency operation for long range detection.
  • Proven to find Tuna, Marlin, Mackerel, Sardine, Herring, Anchovy and other pelagic species.
  • Narrow beam width of only 5° results in excellent performance in shallow water, near surface fishing and off bottom detection.
  • A low frequency will detect bait at extremely long distances where the tuna are usually feeding. It is not unusual to see schools of Yellow Fin at 3000 plus meters with a standard MAQ 22 KHz Sonar.
  • Over 110 square kilometers detection coverage at maximum range selection.

As MAQ uses one set of electronics for all the systems, the features are common to all the models.

  • Three beam widths to pick from: 5°, 10° and 20°.
  • Five operating modes: Omni, Tracking, Search, Vertical Tracking and Trawl.
  • Programmable tonnage readout, Presets, Auto mark and many more
  • True audio
  • Optional Keypad Controller

Target Strength-46dB

1 Mackerel

-26dB

1 Albacore

-16dB

10 Albacore

0dB

40 Albacore

2T Sardine

10dB

20T Sardine

MAQ90KHz(m)200415545775925
MAQ60KHz(m)295735104016202010
MAQ60KHz RDT400910124518502255
MAQ22KHz3851310213539455345
MAQ22KHz  RDT5701770274045006345