Marine Radio Beacon (RACONS) are receiver/transmitter devices operating in the maritime radar frequency bands (9 and 3 Ghz) that enhance the detection and identification of certain radar targets.
Operational Frequencies : X-Band 9300-9500 Mhz
S-Band 2900-3100 Mhz
- Third generation RACON, using all solid-state electronics and advanced designed to meet with the recommendation and guidelines from IALA/IMO.
- Frequency-agile RACON and hence responds on the frequency on which they are interrogated. Upon receiving a pulse signal from a ship-borne radar, it transmits back a Morse-coded signal whose frequency is identical with that of the ship-borne radar, and leaves a clear signal on the ship’s radar display indicating its own position with precision.
- Dual-token side lobe suppression feature ensures that the radar display is not distracted from multiple responses generated by side-lobes.
- Proportional Scaling feature prevents the response from displaying too much on the radar screen on short-range scales and too small on long-range scales
- Highly intelligent control system is capable of self-test, self-calibration and power management in reaction to different operating environmental conditions.
- Extremely compact, lightweight and low power RACON within the NAVAIDs industry
- Designed for:
- ranging and identification of locations on inconspicuous coastlines
- identification of aids to navigation, both seaborne and land based
- landfall identification
- indicating centre and turning point in precautionary areas
- marking hazards
- indicating navigable spans under bridges
- as a leading line
- Ability to program the various settings like the Response Code (Morse code), Service Period and Sensitivity, without the need to access the internal electronics.
- Compact machine-cast base (stainless steel) with a handle for easy handling. The housing that keeps the internal electronics is sealed to IP68. The antennas are protected by an UV-stabilized, specially toughened poly-resin/FRP compound cover.