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Combine straight forward installation (with an easy-to-route 13.5mm diameter scanner cable), flexible antenna placement options and low power draw, and there is a clear choice for every type of vessel.
Crystal clear image of your immediate surroundings
Easier to use for both experienced and novice navigators
First radar with no radiation hazard
Instant On with no tuning required
Low power consumption, ideal for yachts
Unparalleled Short Range Target Discrimination Where it Matters Most Lowrance’s Broadband Radar provides amazing target resolution, even at an unprecedented 1/32 nm range. Docks, channel markers, moored vessels and other critical targets are displayed with clarity and separation, for added confidence in close quarters. Broadband technology also eliminates the “main bang” of a pulse radar the obscured “dead zone” immediately around the vessel which interferes with close target detection.
Lowest RF Transmission for Safe, Flexible Installation Because Lowrance Broadband Radar transmits at 1/2000th the power of typical pulse radars (emitting 10 times less energy than an average cell phone), the radome is safe to mount in locations never before possible. In addition, the lowest DC power draw of any X-band marine radar makes this system ideally suited for sailboats and other vessels with limited power.
Navigation in an Instant No more waiting 2-3 minutes for a magnetron to warm up – 100% solid-state design provides Instant On capability. When darkness falls or the fog rolls in, you will always be ready. Ideal for sailboats wishing to save power, or boats at anchor not wishing to run the radar continuously.
A Truly Different Technology Traditional “pulse” radars use high-powered magnetrons to generate microwave signals with very short pulses of applied voltage. Navico has developed the first solid-state X-band radar technology, which utilizes FMCW techniques.
Lowrance Broadband Radar sends a continuous transmission wave with linear increasing frequency (hence the term Broadband). The wave retains its frequency as it travels out and reflects back from any objects. Meanwhile, the transmitter continues to output an increasing frequency. The difference between the currently transmitted and received frequencies, coupled with the known rate of frequency increase, is the basis for precisely calculating a “time of flight” and target distance. Since FMCW constantly builds up radar return energy (vs. a single pulse), this system provides target detection superior to pulse radars while transmitting at far lower energy levels.
The exclusive technology and performance characteristics of Broadband Radar make it an ideal match for almost any vessel.
Unparalleled short-range resolution and discrimination; an ideal compliment to large radar systems on yachts.
User-friendly operation makes it an ideal primary radar for small to medium-sized vessels.
Small size, minimal power requirements, safer transmission energy levels; the advantages of sophisticated radar for all boats