Sailing the West Coast can be hazardous because of a high volume of freighter traffic. I can run my radar but it is both power hungry and will not sound an alarm when it sees a large contact.
I thought the perfect solution would be a radar detector. A device that only receives radar signals and warns when it receives them. Simple, low power, inexpensive and relatively fool proof. However, after a thorough search, I was amazed to not be able to find one! Plenty of police radar detectors but these are not the right frequency and were not designed for marine use in any event.
I am so surprised by the absence of this type of product on the market I was wondering, am I missing something?? Am I looking in the wrong place? Does anyone know where I can get one of these?