Tip of the week – Rigging a radar

 

Last week we talked about using radar for fishing, now lets talk about rigging one. After choosing the unit you want to install, there are a few considerations.

  • Will you need to add a plate to bolt the antenna?
  • Can your top support the weight?
  • Do you have enough rigging tubes to run the main wire?
  • Have you read your installation instructions carefully?

Once all has been planned, keep in mind that a radar sends out a micro wave that will damage GPS antennas if they are in direct line of sight. Therefore, make sure the you keep other antennas either above or below the radar beam.
Last but not least, keep in mind that radar works on direct line of sight. This means that a 64 mile radar will not reach 64 miles on a small boat because of the height restriction. Make sure that the final tuning instructions are followed closely to get the best performance out of your investment.
Good luck 🙂

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