Features July 2011 Issue

Pros and Cons of Lowrance’s BR24 Broadband Radar

Target definition is as impressive as advertised, but range is limited.

Practical Sailor reports on its test of the new Lowrance BR24 broadband radar. Unlike conventional radar, the BR24 transmits a low-power, frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signal that varies in tone and frequency. It has low power consumption and is very quiet with very low emissions from its transmit power. It has a high resolution at close range, but can be less effective than conventional radar at picking up distant storm cells and difficult shorelines and has an overall limited range.

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