This is a new active radar reflector offering excellent performance. Receives a signal from a transmitting radar, amplifies and returns a stronger signal. This increases the likelihood of detection reducing the risk of collision and helps to alert oncoming vessels of your position.
Reception frequency: X band 9.3 - 9.5GHz
Operating Temp:-20 to 60 degrees C
Voltage: 12V DC - +30% -10% (voltage surge and cross polarity protected)
Stand by current consumption: <15mA
Position Accuracy: within 1 meter
Typical 24 hour period e.g
5 radar in the area: <.55Ah
10 radar in the area: <.75Ah
EIRP: 1W (typically)
Zero degrees 111.36M2
+/-10 degrees of heel 78.96M2
+/-20 degrees of heel 20.80M2 * Stated performance level - QinetiQ Anechoic Chamber Funtington 13th March 09 Exceeds ISO 8729-2 effective 22nd July 09 X band performance requirements 7.5M2 @ 10 degrees of heel for motor vessels and 20 degrees of heel for sailing vessels
Length 478mm width 40.5mm
Control box width 92mm heigth 51mm depth 38mm
Weight 327 gms excluding cable
Cable length 24M 2 core 0.5mm2 cable wt. 969grms
CONTROL BOX for interior installation
Surface mount with optional base or rear entry cable facility
Red LED to indicate power on.
Green LED illuminates when being painted by radar
One short flash in 2.4 seconds indicates one radar signal.
Multiple flashes in 2.4 seconds indicates multiple radar signals
Note: 2.4 seconds is time for revolution of normal speed radar. High speed radar will repeat every 1.5 seconds
Externally accessible fuse
Triple alarm facility
Green LED indicates being painted by radar
Switchable Internal buzzer which sounds when being painted by radar
Volt free relay contact for switching up to 8A to control vessels deck horn, klaxon or deck light
Base fitting: female 1 inch - 14NF (recommended fitting is as high as possible with 360 degree clear azimuth)
Glomex Offset mast head bracket
Glomex stainless base fitting for A frames
Glomex plastic safety rail clamp fitting.
Glomex 12 inch extension pole to ensure installation height above navigation light
12V Deck Klaxon kit<
External alarm relay (not required when current draw is within the 8A load)
Complies Recent tests by QinetiQ of an advanced, new generation prototype show excellent performance through ±10 and 20 degrees of heel and in the vertical position, fully meeting the performance requirement of the new ISO8729-2 at X-band 9.4GHz used by pleasure and commercial vessels alike.
Comparison below has been made with the Sea-Me RTE which has received very good yachting press reviews and is reputed to be the best selling RTE in the UK.
10 degrees of heel
The above figures are stated performance level (SPL)
7.5M2 is required to meet the performance requirements of ISO 8729-2 X band at 10 degrees for motor vessels and 20 degrees for sailing vessels.
Stand by current
External alarm facility
8A volt free contact
The Sea-Me data was obtained from the March 07 MAIB Performance investigation of marine radar reflectors following the Ouso disaster or the Sea-Me RTE manual.