Active radar enhancers or Radar Target Enhancers (RTE) increase the chances of you being seen by other boats (especially larger ones) because it means that even if they can’t see you with their eyes they can pick you up on radar. Iis primarily intended for small vessels with no radar fitted and typically should enhance the RCS (radar cross section) of vessels up to 25M in length. The response of the RTE will vary according to range, RTE and radar height above sea level, radar power and condition. Poor weather, sea state and precipitation will greatly reduce the response.
Click here to read a recent article on the Qineteq test and comparisson of the 2 main RTE’s on the market.
New Ocean Wave is proud to have both Echomax and their US distributor – Datrex as partner companies offering Echomax RTEs at a discounted rate to race entrants. It should also be noted for those in the USA or planning to row in US waters that Echomax is FCC approved.
In the USA a product must carry an FCC ID and may require a users licence. The Active-X has FCC approval ref FCC ID : XZMACTIVE-X