How Does Marine Radar Work?
A marine radar device acts as a navigation aid for boaters. It helps to detect boats, birds, landmasses, and weather systems - even if the visibility is less than usual. Radar or Radio Detection and Ranging help you quickly find the position of an object concerning the location of the boat or yacht.
When a signal strikes an object, it reflects back to the radar, allowing it to determine the approximate size of the object. Radar detects other ships, land masses, or birds in sight and alerts the boaters.
How to Select a Radar For Your Boat?
Pick the radar based on the size and power of your boat. Boaters and yachters can choose between open arrays or radomes based on the size and power of the boat. Yachtxpress offers extensive customer support to choose between different types of radars by helping you understand the specification of the products. The availability of marine radars by B&G, Furuno, Garmin, Humminbird, Icom, Lowrance, Raymarine, SI-TEX, Simrad, etc. helps your selection process.
Open Arrays and Radomes
Open arrays offer the largest antennas and the smallest beamwidth. This allows the sharpest focus and the longest ranges. Open Array is suitable for full-time fishermen on smaller fishing boats who hunt for bird flocks to target schools of fish.
Radomes, enclosed inside a dome, assure superior mounting flexibility in tight spaces. Fitting for the walk-around fishing boat, RIB, compact cruiser, or sailboat, radomes keep your halyards and sails safe around boats and vessels.