ECHOMAX 230 radar reflectors, shipwheel approved comprise a three stack array of laser cut aluminum enclosed in a glassfibre or polyethylene case. At each end 11mm diam. fixings enable a standing rigging or halyard hoist or mast mounting. Other colors on request.
Test results obtained in April/November 2001 and May 2002 in the QinetiQ (DERA) anechoic chamber at Funtington confirm that the design’s reflective area is two to three times greater than competing products using orthogonal corners. The only symmetrical reflector with modified corners the ECHOMAX directs optimum power perpendicular to its major axis. With minimum movement of that axis mutual interference (glint) occurs between incorporated lobes of response.
Echomax 230 and 305 are SHIPWHEEL APPROVED!
Echomax is also the choice of professionals!
Trans Atlantic Arctic Expedition 2004: “We were picked up on a tanker radar from 12 miles during force 6 – we were pretty bloody impressed with Echomax! we felt very secure having a Echomax 230 fitted for 3000 miles with our RIB across the North Atlantic”.
The Echomax midi was chosen by the Royal National Lifeboats institute in England, they tested the Echomax midi in practical conditions as the best reflector for their RIBS giving 100% paints at 3.8 miles and 80% paints at 5 miles plus (sea state ‘fair’) although mounted only 2m above sea level. (ISO/RORC recommend a minimum of 4m above sea level.)
During the development of the Tees & Hartlepool buoys, Eason Marine were so impressed with Echomax sea trails, they now recommend them as a standard fitting on all their new polyethylene buoys.
Performance : +/- 3 degrees – 20m2 peak
100% @ 1.25m2 – 75% @ 2.5m2 – 58% @ 5m2 20% @ 10m2
The Echomax Midi exceeds the RORC – ORC requirement of 10m2.
Claimed performance figures may vary slightly from product to product due to circumstances beyond our control.
The price is without brackets.