Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer

Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer

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State of the art Echomax Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer receives a signal from transmitting radar, amplifies and returns a stronger signal. This increases the likelihood of detection reducing the risk of collision and helps to alert oncoming vessels of your position.

Active RTE are increasingly being used on navigation buoys and their estimated power consumption can be seen using this link. Non use of the control box saves 10mA of power.

  • Reception frequency: X band 9.32 – 9.5 GHz
  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +60 degrees C
  • Voltage: 12V DC - +30%-10% (voltage surge and cross polarity protected)
  • Stand by current consumption: 15mA
  • Position accuracy: Within 1 meter
  • 5 interrogating radar 23mA
  • 10 32mA
  • EIRP: 1W
  • Dimensions
  • Antenna length: 478 mm
  • Antenna width: 40.5 mm
  • Antenna weight: 327 gms excluding cable
  • Cable length: 24M 2 core 0.5mm2
  • Cable weight: 969 gms
  • Performance Response
  • Zero degrees: 111.36M2
  • +/-10 degrees of heel: 78.96M2
  • +/-20 degrees of heel: 20.80M2

*Stated Performance Level – QinetiQ – 13th March 09 for linear diagrams click here.

Control Box for interior installation Surface mount:

  • Surface mount for interior installation or flush mount fitting with optional flush mount kit.
  • With optional base or rear entry cable facility
  • Red switch powers up unit and Red LED indicates power
  • Green LED illuminates when being painted by radar
  • Green switch controls internal buzzer
  • One short flash in 2.4 seconds indicates one radar signal
  • Multiple flashes in 2.4 seconds indicates multiple radar signals (Note: 2.4 seconds is time for revolution of normal speed radar. High speed radar will repeat every 1.5 seconds)
  • Externally accessible fuse


  • Green LED indicates being painted by radar
  • Switchable internal buzzer which sounds when being painted by radar
  • 8A Volt free external alarm facility
  • Dimensions
  • Antenna length: 478 mm
  • Antenna width: 40.5 mm
  • Antenna weight: 327 gms excluding cable
  • Control Box width: 92 mm
  • Control Box height: 51mm
  • Control Box depth: 38 mm