Category: Radar Tips

Introduction to Radar

An interactive session aiming to de-mystify what your radar is doing, how it works, most importantly what it CAN’T do and how to get the best out of it. There’s a quick quiz half way through so keep your pen and paper handy!

Introduction to Restricted Visibility

Getting to grips with what to do in restricted visibility is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through an introduction to what restricted visibility is, immediate actions to fix your position and avoid hazards, sound signals and avoiding a collision. There is a quick quiz at the end for you to test your knowledge.

Limitations of Marine Radar (Radar Shadow)

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.

What is Marine Radar?

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 […]

Radar Training Tips

Our range of Radar Training Tips videos have been developed by our expert instructors to offer some great bite size help and guidance. If you have a radar on board you are obliged to know how to use it! It is an incredibly useful piece of equipment that […]