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Old 01 August 2011, 09:13   #1
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Radar Reflectors

i did have a tube type radar reflector but it didn't last long and i have since read that actual they are not very effective.

Does everyone have a radar refelctor on their rib? If so which do they recommend, the mini Tri Lens type look very compact and easy to fix, are they an effective type?

i am mainly south coast and not far from the coast so do i need to bother? I am likley to get another of one type or another as i like to be on the safe side but am interrested in other views
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Old 01 August 2011, 09:26   #2
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We use tri-lens- they had a good reveiw on previous test
see What's this radar reflector called?

Clearly much better than plastic tubes which I reckon give off less than your boat and A frame. If you need a strong reflector then these are OK now they have replaced plastic caps with metal screw tops. Also SeaMe active ones are good for sending out a signal but requires power
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Thank you for the link

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The trilense type are good, but if you want a really great performing reflector then Echomax is the way forward. They also do an active X and X/S band reflector:

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AIS transponders are now about the same price as active reflectors, though they do not do the same job they do give a wider range of usage.
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