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Old 07 August 2011, 17:31   #11
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most comerical shipping use S band - so X band always had limited use...hence the XS models, responds to both X and S band radar.

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I would go for XS if i was buying one...

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most comerical shipping use S band - so X band always had limited use...hence the XS models, responds to both X and S band radar.

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I would go for XS if i was buying one...

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I thought commercial shipping used both X and S band radar, but with the preference to use X band when closer to shore / busy areas and S band when off shore and "looking further away". So for most RIBs X band is probably 'good enough' - which transatlantic sailors would prefer S (or X&S). Perhaps some of our merchant shipping members will comment on the reality?
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Sorry ...i meant most ships monitor S Band more than X band i was told before since X band shows rain etc.

a commerical over 3000 GRT to carry both S & X.

http://www.echomax.co.uk/active-x-leaflet.pdf

is the flyers for Echomax , i am sure Channel Ribs can give people a good deal on these !

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is the flyers for Echomax , i am sure Channel Ribs can give people a good deal on these !
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Sorry ...i meant most ships monitor S Band more than X band i was told before since X band shows rain etc.

a commerical over 3000 GRT to carry both S & X.

http://www.echomax.co.uk/active-x-leaflet.pdf

is the flyers for Echomax , i am sure Channel Ribs can give people a good deal on these !

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X-band radar is used as standard. the reason that the first active reflectors worked on the 3cm (X-Band) spectrum.

S-band is used for bad weather rougher seas and better target discrimination in rainy weather.
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