SailNet Community

SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/)
-   Seamanship & Navigation (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/seamanship-navigation/)
-   -   Ocean Navigator radar article (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/seamanship-navigation/50046-ocean-navigator-radar-article.html)

imiloa 12-28-2008 05:21 PM

Ocean Navigator radar article
 
The Jan/Feb issue of Ocean Navigator has what I think to be an informative article dealing with the limitations of radar. Even if you have radar on your vessel it's easy to make (false) assumptions about how effective radar on other boats is in "seeing" you. In other words, all radar systems are not created equal and all have various limitations and capabilities. The ON article is worth a read if for no other reason than to stimulate some thought on the subject. It will certainly make me think twice on the water as to if and how my boat may appear on another vessel's radar (especially the big boys) in vaious weather and sea conditions. Best regards for a great New Year everyone.

sailaway21 12-28-2008 06:45 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

Bene505 12-28-2008 09:02 PM

Also a good article here: Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Radar reflectors, do they really work?

http://www.panbo.com/MAIB_20radar_20...gram_small.jpg

Bene505 12-28-2008 10:28 PM

Can you post a link? I can't seem to find it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by imiloa (Post 423565)
The Jan/Feb issue of Ocean Navigator has what I think to be an informative article dealing with the limitations of radar. Even if you have radar on your vessel it's easy to make (false) assumptions about how effective radar on other boats is in "seeing" you. In other words, all radar systems are not created equal and all have various limitations and capabilities. The ON article is worth a read if for no other reason than to stimulate some thought on the subject. It will certainly make me think twice on the water as to if and how my boat may appear on another vessel's radar (especially the big boys) in vaious weather and sea conditions. Best regards for a great New Year everyone.


sck5 12-28-2008 10:57 PM

I think this is the article

http://www.ybw.com/pbo/pdfs/radar_reflectors.pdf

Bene505 12-28-2008 11:24 PM

Looks right. Thanks.

sailaway21 12-29-2008 12:02 AM

I think you'll find that article to be a couple of years old. I expect someone with a subscription to ON will be along shortly to illuminate the issue for us.

imiloa 12-29-2008 10:20 AM

ON clarification
 
Just to clarify... My original posting on this topic refers to an article that appears in the Jan/Feb printed issue of Ocean Navigator magazine. I don't think the article is available directly online. However, it looks like you can get a free (digital) trial copy of the magazine on the ON wesite. Ocean Navigator: The magazine for long-distance offshore sailing and power voyaging

imiloa 01-08-2009 08:49 PM

Article now available online
 
Ocean Navigator Magazine has posted posted the full article on their website. It's available at
http://www.oceannavigator.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publicatio ns%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F7 91&tier=4&id=C3BC7C40060E4FC7A1A9EF9639A772E9

Valiente 01-09-2009 10:47 AM

I'm a subscriber and the combination of Christmas on a Thursday and New Year's is visibly delaying the mail, so I don't have this OR my Practical Sailor yet...grrrrr.....thanks for the post.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012