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Echomax Active-X Band - Active Radar Target Enhancer with 24m Cable - ACTIVEX

Echomax Active-X Band - Active Radar Target Enhancer with 24m Cable - ACTIVEX

Echomax Active-X - Active Radar Target Enhancer with 24m Cable - ACTIVEX


The Echomax Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer (RTE) is designed to respond to interrogating X band radar (9.3 – 9.5GHz) by receiving a transmitted pulse and amplifying the pulse and re-transmitting the pulse back to the radar at the same frequency with minimum delay, thereby improving the radar detection range and visibility of small targets. It will not enhance significantly vessels with large radar cross section.

The RTE is primarily intended for small vessels with no radar fitted and typically should enhance the RCS (radar cross section) of vessels up to 25m in length. For small craft/rigid inflatables improvements will start to be seen at around 1-2 miles extending to 8-10 miles or more depending on prevailing conditions. The response of the RTE will vary according to range, RTE and radar height above sea level, radar power and condition. Poor weather, sea state and precipitation will greatly reduce the response.


  • 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 (typically)
  • 10 32mA (typically)
  • EIRP: 1W (typically)

Performance Response

  • Zero degrees: 111.36M2
  • +/-10 degrees of heel: 78.96M2
  • +/-20 degrees of heel: 20.80M2
  • width 104mm
  • overall width with flange mount 124mm
  • height 114mm
  • depth 40mm
  • Surface mount: 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 TRIPLE ALARM FACILITY:
  • Green LED indicates being painted by radar
  • Switchable internal buzzer which sounds when being painted by radar
  • 8A Volt free external alarm facility
  • 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
  • Cable length: 24M 2 core 0.5mm2
  • Cable weight: 969 gms
  • Base fitting: female 1 inch - 14NF thread


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  • Brand: Echomax
  • Product Code: Echomax Active-X Band Active Radar Target Enhancer
  • Availability: In Stock
  • RRP Inc VAT: £604.00

  • Our Price: £465.00
  • Ex VAT: £387.50