Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Radar Target Enhancer (RTE) - active X & S band
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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I believe the only reason to have a active radar enhancer is because you do not have an active AIS transponder, but with the price and benefits of AIS, I would never choose one over AIS. AND, an active radar enhancer will only enhance you as a radar target, but you will not receive enhanced radar returns.
If someone already has an AIS transponder and wants more, I suppose it will not hurt, but the number one problem that I see with an active radar enhancer is that you will never know when it is not transmitting properly. It does not take long to know if AIS is working properly.
When I wired our AMEC CAMINO AIS transponder, I used NMEA input from the GPS, eliminating the additional GPS antenna, and the AM/FM antenna on a Super Maramu for the antenna. I have a experienced about 12-18 miles transmission and about 25-30 miles reception. I bought a automobile flexible AM/FM antenna for the radio which lives inside the electronics drawer...works fine.
On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 5:47 AM, Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: