A fantastic example of the importance of having an Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on board if you are travelling offshore – coupled with an AIS signal this lucky yachtsman was rescued after a brilliant response from various international and military rescue agencies.
From Digital radar giving a more digitizes picture to the advances in Broadband radar using solid state technology with zero rad-haz and instant on – here’s our guidance on the different systems and technologies.
Do you know how to interrogate your RADAR and AIS systems to give you a more informed picture of what is around you? See our Training Tips video for more.
There are many limitations of your radar set – the most important being YOU the operator. However one key limitations is that your RADAR can NOT see around corners or through large/reflective objects – see our short Training Tips video for more details.
Wikipedia Definition: Marine radars are X band or S band radars on ships, used to detect other ships and land obstacles, to provide bearing and distance for collision avoidance and navigation at sea. They are electronic navigation instruments that use a rotating antenna to sweep a narrow beam of microwaves around the water surface surrounding the ship to the horizon, detecting targets by microwaves […]
Get to grips with Air Masses and Weather fronts to understand more about our weather.
Types of clouds and how to make your own portable cloud.
How well do you know your Buoyage and Flags – test your knowldge on our new online quiz
Get to grips with fixing your position and dead reckoning navigation
Join our FREE online training session to learn more.
How well do you know your Rules of the Road?? Join our FREE online training session to learn more.