Echomax Active-XS-Dual Band Radar Target Enhance / Reflector now with a flush mountable waterproof control box/alarm that can be located inside or outside at the helm station.
The Active-XS amplifies and returns a very strong radar signal (see perfomance response in spes) from its low profile antenna, measuring 29 x 1.5 inches in diameter, which can mounted above the deck. A separate flushmountable waterproof control box houses controls, other vessel radar activity indicators, and a loud alarm. Both warning the approaching vessel by your very large radar return. as well as indicating that other vessels are in the area. X and S band covers all types of radars both coastal and offshore by improving your vessels radar cross section thus helping to alert oncoming vessels of your position , especially in poor conditions, thereby reduces the risk of collision. The active XS models can spot X band up to 8 miles away and S band even farther.
With a minuscule current draw of just 23mA on standby and 360mA when responding to other radars the Active XS returns a signal many times the new ISO 8729-2 standard or virtually any passive radar reflector.
The alarm operation features a Unique visual feature to identify S or X Band Radar paints. This quadruple alarm facility is standard in the new waterproof control without having to run external alarms and go below to check specific information. Further features include selectable audible alarm sensitivity, selectable day or night time illumination brightness, plus an extension alarm facility.
Reception frequency: X Band Radar 9.3 – 9.5 GHz
S Band Radar 2.9 – 3.1 GHz
Operating Temperature: – 20 to + 60 degrees C
Voltage: 12V DC – + 30% -10% (voltage surge and cross polarity protected)
Current consumption 23mA in quiescent state:
Current consumption when transmitting X Band Radar 190mA , S Band Radar 155mA.
Position accuracy: Within 1 metre
EIRP: 1W (typically)
Antenna length: 29in 685mm
Antenna width: 1.57in 40.5mm
Antenna weight ex cable: 573 gms
Control Box width: 2.8in 72mm
Control Box height: 3.5in 90mm
Control Box depth: .5in 15mm
Control box cut out: 2.2in 55mm w/ 2in 50mm depth provision for cabling
Cable length: 24m 3 core 0.5mm2
Cable weight: 967 gms
UNIQUE QUADRUPLE ALARM FACILITY:
(1) Green Switch activates internal buzzer when painted by X or S Band Radar
(2) Green LED illuminates when being painted by X Band Radar
(3) Yellow LED illuminates when being painted by S Band Radar
(4) Optional extension alarm facility when painted by either S or X Band Radar
NEW MOUNTING BRACKET
ACTIVE-X Stainless mast head brackets
Now available with 26cm reach and 1 inch -14NF thread
STATED PERFORMANCE LEVEL SPL
Exceeds ISO 8729-2 effective July 09 – X Band Radar 7.5m2 and S Band Radar 0.5m2 at Zero,+/-10 and 20 degrees of heel maintained over a total angle of 280 degrees
Typical performance – QinetiQ Funtington Anechoic Chamber March 2010
+/-10 degrees of heel:78.96M2
+/-20 degrees of heel:20.80M2