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Old 18 September 2005, 03:37   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wickham
Boat name: Aries IV
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Etec 250
MMSI: 235036477
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 273
Radar - S-Band?

I am looking at radar reflectors and a recent report carried out by MBM.


Visiball is useless.
Tri-lens Standard tests quite well (on a RIB). Bigger version is good but really only suitable for 35 ft plus boats!
Sea-Me Enhancer (an "active" reflector) is excellent, as it sends back an amplified signal, provided the received signal is in X-band.
Others were tested but these are the ones that I am interested in.

My concerns:

The "Sea-Me" doesn't reflect S-Band, but I don't know how much this is used by ships or whether this is really an issue.
If the 12v supply goes off, my boat would become invisible to radar.

Do I also need a passive reflector as well? Would the Tri-lens reflect S-band?

Answers on a postcard please - or on RIBnet would be even better!

Thank you!

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