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Old 15 October 2002, 16:33   #51
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Originally posted by jools
and what about the radar reflector?
Funny, that, I was just thinking the same!

I found the tests done in MBM back in July 2001...

Best was the Pains-Wessex Ocean Sentry (as used by RNLI I think) but at a price - £850 - but 100% effective
Second the Cyclops 3 - £379
Third the Firdel Blipper at £129
Then sort of equal fourth the Cyclops 2 at £299 and the 18" Octahedral at £13.35
The tube-prism type were pretty useless in their tests, and they didn't test the tin can. Pity, 'cos a tin can would have been a good "control" test...

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Old 16 October 2002, 03:44   #52
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Child's play, all these octahedral type useless devices. The Raymarine plotter is hardware and software ready, so the next purchase will be the radome.

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