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Echomax Active X Radar Reflector (24m Cable)

Echomax Active X Radar Reflector (24m Cable)


Part Number:  ACTX
Brand:  Echomax


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Echomax Active X Radar Reflector (24m Cable)

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.

Active-X Sea-Me
vertical position111.36M242.57M2
10 degrees of heel78.96M224.87M2

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 current15Ma150Ma
External alarm facility 8A volt free contact90Ma

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.

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