Next gen­er­a­tion radar

Practical Boat Owner - - New Gear -

B&G’s new HALO radar is a pulse com­pres­sion sys­tem that rep­re­sents a step change in tech­nol­ogy. It can process mul­ti­ple ranges si­mul­ta­ne­ously, dis­play­ing a near-dis­tance pic­ture next to a long range scan. A high ro­ta­tion speed of 60rpm for ranges un­der two miles gives an al­most real-time pic­ture, even when mak­ing a sharp turn – a clas­sic prob­lem with older sys­tems when ma­noeu­vring in close quar­ters in fog.

The unit can track up to 20 MARPA tar­gets in dual-range mode and has doppler tech­nol­ogy that colour-codes ves­sels whose range is re­duc­ing or ex­tend­ing. A fur­ther ad­van­tage of pulse com­pres­sion over broad­band units is that the tech­nol­ogy is bet­ter at de­tect­ing squalls. At launch the only model avail­able in the range is a 24in unit, but we ex­pect the tech­nol­ogy to be cas­caded down into smaller mod­els that will suit boats as small as 30ft.

Price: £2,770.


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