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Anyone remember Vigil?

So, I came across an early 80's Vigil radar. Owner asked me to check it out. Well, I figured out that the display (CRT) and the "electronics" are separated by a cable, the display is hanging from the headliner in the cabin, and the control box is hidden behind the electrical panel, 10' or so away. That wouldn't be so bad except that I can see no normal radar controls anywhere...range, EBL, brightness, tuning, etc, etc. From the placement of the control box, I surmise that there might have been a remote unit with this thing. Vigil (Mars Electronics) is long gone. Anyone have a clue?
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While a very--very, very--few might differ, I think most that remember the Mars Vigil would agree that it was one of the poorest pieces of marine electronics ever cobbled up. I would not waste time with it.
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Vigil radar control

I guess I am one of those who disagree with the post indicating the Vigil radar was a poor piece of equipment. My unit, from 1989, had performed perfectly with no problems, during nearly 50,000 miles of ocean sailing, for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, it recently developed a minor problem with the vertical ossilator function in the monitor, and finding parts is nearly impossible. The unit has a handheld infra red remote control, for all functions such as range, brightness, tuning, etc. The infra red receiving port is on the front of the monitor. The remote is operated with a std 9 volt battery.

Hope this helps.

If the owner of the unit you described decides to get rid of the unit, and the crt monitor is in working condition, I would be very interested in the monitor. Please let me know in this thread, since I apparently am not allowed to post private messages, because I have not posted enough messages to the board. (a bizarre rule, in my opinion, but nothing I can do about it, and it makes the board not very useful for me)

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