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Radar reflectors – Passive

EM12

Echomax now offer the EM12 a popular corner 12inch ball reflector, for everyday, emergency or liferaft use.  The RORC recommend a mounting height of 4 metres above sea level or on small craft as high as possible.  Mount in the catch rain position with the  open corners facing the horizon. Mounting heights of 10-35 feet will give an approximate radar response between 4-7 nautical miles.  In the catch rain position the EM12 gives a maximum RCS of 5.57m2 and an average RCS of 1.77m2.  

  • Meets ISAF rules 2015 and on USCG approved radar reflector list
  • Optional extras: (sold separately)
  • P.V.C 6” 1/14 TPI - adapter fits all VHF-GPS fittings
  • Flange mount for direct cabin roof mount.
  • Sailboat use: suspend from rigging in catch rain position.

 Supplied as a flat pack for quick assembly and immediate use.

Packed dimensions are 13” x 13” and weighs just 730gms

(16.5 oz.)

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EM18

A flat packed 18” Octahedral corner reflector for emergency use.
The RORC recommend a mounting height of 4 metres above sea level or on
small craft as high as possible, mount in the catch rain position with the open
corners facing the horizon. Mounting heights of 10-35 feet will give an
approximate radar response between 4-7 nautical miles.
Packed dimensions are 13 x 13” and weighs 1.1kg
Mounted in the catch rain position the EM18 gives a maximum RCS of
10.66m2 and an average RCS of 3.42m2.

 

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EM180

The EM180 has a documented maximum radar cross section of 8M2 and is suitable for vessels up to 7-8 metres. We have utilised the largest possible patented symmetrical stacked array with the smallest possible robust Polyethylene case with minimum windage and weight. The EM180 is suitable for deck, mast mount fixing, or halyard suspension and is available in white, orange or yellow. Used extensively on marine buoys and for tsunami warning buoys.

Dimensions:

  • Height: 478mm (overall)
  • Width: 197mm (overall)
  • Fixing Centres: 435mm
  • Fixings: 2 x 8mm stainless eyelets
  • Weight: 1.4kg

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EM230 Midi

EM230 Midi

The medium sized Echomax radar reflector with a maximum 20M2 radar cross section is suitable for 8-15 metres sailing yachts - see photos of this being suspended from the spreaders by Arc rally entrants at Las Palmas -RIBs and motor cruisers. Suitable for mast, deck bracket or halyard suspension. Fully tested by QinetiQ. Exceeds RORC/ORC/WCC/ISAF requirement of 10M2.

Available in white, orange, yellow, red, green or black.

@+/-3°-20m² peak, 75% @2.5m², 100% @1.25m²

Dimensions:

  • Height: 450mm
  • Width: 245mm
  • Fixing centres: 408mm
  • Fixing holes: 8mm
  • Weight: 1.9kg

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EM230 Compact

EM230 Compact

Adapted from the very successful big brother with high response of 8.3M2.  Suitable for 6-9 metre fast fishing boats, solves the problem where to fit the radar reflector and the light.

Available with optional factory fitted :-

  • Lalizas DOT all round navigation light (illustrated) or Tri-colour light supplied with 4M of cable.
  • Hella LED 360 all round white supplied certified by RINA/USCG/IMO/NMMA to 2nm with 1M cable 
  • Orionis B LED with RINA certified to 2nm. Cable length to be specified.    
  • Fitting kit included
  • Maximum response of 8.3M2 average 1.3M2.
  • Width 245mm Height 268mm with light 340mm
  • 150mm Base fitting with 4 x 6mm fixings @ 80mm centres
  • Weight with light 1.6kg.

Just bolt on and wire up! Fit the QD Fitting whilst trailering to avoid damage caused by low obstacles such as trees, garage or barn entrances. 

For linear diagram click here

EM230 Compact

 EM230 Compact Plus 

EM230 Compact

Adapted from the very successful EM230 Compact with Maximum response of 23.38M2.  Ideal for Ribs, land hazards, marina entrances, poles, buoys and fish farms.   Built to support large Navigation lights such as Sealite and Carmanah.

Available with optional factory fitted extras :-

  • Lalizas DOT all round navigation light or Tri-colour light supplied with 4M of cable. 
  • Hella LED 360 all round white supplied certified by RINA/USCG/IMO/NMMA to 2nm with 1M cable 
  • Orionis B LED with RINA certified to 2nm. Cable length to be specified.    
  • Sealite SL15
  • Carmanah M550
  • Fitting kit included
  • Maximum response of 23.82M2 average 2.27M2.
  • Width 300mm Height 320mm
  • 150mm Base fitting with 4 x 6mm fixings @ 80mm centres

Just bolt on and wire up! Fit the QD Fitting whilst trailering to avoid damage caused by low obstacles such as trees, garage or barn entrances. 

For linear diagram click here

EM230 BASEMOUNT

EM230

EM230 basemount suitable for direct installation on wheel house roofs, RIB A frames, marker buoys. Robust four hole base fixing and supplied with fixing kit comprising of spacers to avoid over tightening and neoprene washers to absorb the shock of crashing down on waves at speed.

Chosen by the RNLI as best reflector for their fleet of 400 RIB's. After capsize tests and exhaustive sea trials, the Midi recorded 100% paints at 3.8 miles and 80% paints at 5 miles plus in sea state 'fair' although mounted only 2m above sea level. (RORC/ORC recommend 4m above sea level).

Available with optional factory fitted Lalizas DOT all round white or tri-colour navigation and four meters of cable or Hella LED 360 navigational all white light with 1 meter of cable – just bolt on and wire up!

All versions available in white, orange, yellow, red, green,or black.

Super strength magnetic base version also available for airside vehicles.

QinetiQ anechoic response see below

@+/-3°-20m² peak, 75% @2.5m², 100% @1.25m²

Dimensions:

  • Height: 432mm (with fitted light - 540mm)
  • Width: 245mm
  • Base Diameter: 150mm
  • Fixing Centres: 4x6mm bolts at 80mm pcd centres
  • Weight: 2.3kg (with fitted light - 2.5kg)

For polar diagram click here

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For PDF fitting instructions click here

For line drawing click here

 

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QD Fixing Plate for Basemounts

QD Fixing Plate for Basemounts

BASEMOUNT QD Adapter plates - Fit and remove in seconds! Enables the Extreme or Compact basemounts to be quickly removed from the cabin roof or A frame to avoid damage by trees or low objects when trailering or restrictive barn or garage entrances. Made from robust 3mm stainless plate with welded 12mm stainless fittings. 150mm diameter with 4 x 6mm fixings @ 80 mm centres Weight 0.9kg

**Please note the fixing kit which consists of the following 4 x 6mm x 50mm SS bolts – 4 x 6mm SS lock nuts - 4 30x2mm SS washers – 8 neoprene washers – 4 nylon inserts spacers is not supplied as part of the QD fitting as these are supplied with the reflector. This can be purchased as an optional extra. 

QD Fixing Plate for Basemounts

 EM230

Suitable for vessels 9 metres and above. Robust Polyethylene case available in white, orange, yellow, red, green, or black. . The EM230 model has been successfully tested by QinetiQ to ISO 8729-1999, and meets RORC,ORC,ISAF 2012/13 and WCC requirements of 10M2.

Echomax EM230 has now been allocated a NATO Stock No.5840-99-742-6193 following the adoption and use of the Echomax  EM230 by the UK Military Forces and others throughout the World. Used by the US Navy for target and other uses.

The EM230 has Ships Wheel Mark certification for life boats and rescue craft as from December 2012 and copies of the BABT- TUV Module B certificate can be seen and downloaded from the Certificates section of this website.

Mast, halyard or deck bracket mount. Available in  @+/-3°-24m² maximum - Stated Performance Level (SPL) +/- 3° 4.7m²

 


Dimensions:

  • Height: 610mm
  • Width: 245mm
  • Fixing Holes: 8mm
  • Weight: 2.3kg
  • Fixing Centres: 569mm

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Available in Red, Green, or Black.
Black cases are not covered by the ships wheel mark as they are considered to conflict with other black mast head devices ie balls and cones

 

EM230BR

EM230BR

Restyled case with fixing centres of 545mm, being direct replacement for the Firdell Blipper 210-7 utilising existing bracket installation on mast. Same response as the EM230 above.

Now available with brown PE case for classic boat owners.

Dimensions:

  • Diameter 245mm
  • fixing centres 545mm
  • Height 595mm
  • Wt 2.3kgs

For line drawing click here

For mounting instructions click here

EM230BR

 
 
 

EM230i Midi Inflatable

 

DuPont metallized, lacquered and spunbonded fabric array with PVC case. Folds down neatly to pocket size and is an ideal addition to the grab bag for emergency use. Can be mounted from halyards or with optional three piece glass fibre rod kit.  Also suitable for dinghy or liferaft use.

Based on our rigid EM230 Midi and made using our own HF welding machines

  • Length 510mm
  • Diameter 300mm
  • Wt 300grms
  • Estimated maximum response 20m2
  • 3 piece 60 cm Glass fibre mounting kit: 247gms

 NB: The glass fibre rod fixing kit is an optional extra and is not supplied with the inflatable. A price for this set can be obtained from the dealer

 
 

 EM230i

 
 
 

Echomax 230I

EM230i DuPont metallized, lacquered and spunbonded fabric array with PVC case. Folds down neatly to pocket size and is an ideal addition to the grab bag for emergency use. QinetiQ recorded an astonishing a maximum response of 25.6M2 - (SPL 4.1M2) exceeding the 10M2 WCC : ISAF : ORC and RORC requirements by two fold. With each product we supply a Certified QinetiQ Linear diagram in case required by the race scuitineers. Can be mounted from halyards or with optional three piece glass fibre rod kit.  Also suitable for dinghy or liferaft use. For six years sea trial report on the EM230i please see www.panbo.com .

From June 2012 the EM230i is now made completely by us in our new factory using our new four HF - Welding machines

Dimensions:

  • Length: 750mm
  • Weight: 413 gms
  • Overall Diameter: 300mm : @+/-3°- 25.6M2 maximum response - SPL 4.1M2
  • 3 piece 60 cm Glass fibre mounting kit: 247gms

NB: The glass fibre rod fixing kit is an optional extra and is not supplied with the inflatable. A price for this set can be obtained from the dealer.

For mounting instructions click here

For linear chart click here

 
 

 EMAO3i

 

Echomax AO3I

EMAO3i Certified to Schedule 4, Part 4, Paragraph 1.1.14 of the Merchant Shipping (life saving appliances Regulations 1986 and hence chapter III, Regulation 38.5.1.14 of the 1983 Amendments to the International Convention for Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) 1974. Suitable for stowage in liferaft emergency packs up to 36m above sea level as required by IMO Specification annexed to UK Merchant Shipping Notice M. 1485, 1991, published by the Department of Transport, Marine Directorate. Certificate no. QQ-TAN-04/3-01

NATO stock number 5985 99 380 7258

Dimensions:

  • Weight: 599gms
  • Packed: 230x305mm
  • Inflated: 615 diameter
  • 3 piece mounting kit: 247gms (optional extra)

NB: The glass fibre rod fixing kit is an optional extra and is not supplied with the inflatable. A price for this set can be obtained from the dealer.

Included on United State Coast Guard list of accepted radar reflectors - click here

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 EM305BM2

 

Echomax 313 S2

Designed to be used where a high response is required but there is limited space is buoy top marks. EM305 BM2 fitted with two stack 313 mm maximum RCS of 63.1M2 and an average of 8.4M2 at +/- 3 degrees of heel.   Available in white, red, green, yellow or black

Dimensions

  • Length: 475mm
  • Diameter: 333mm
  • Weight: 4.6kg
  • Fixing centres 4 female 12mm @ 200mm centres

For line drawing click here

 

** Replaced by the EM325 2 Stack **

 

EM305PE

Echomax 305PE

Echomax 305PE

The EM305PE is a popular high response radar reflector with a robust Polyethylene case and is suitable for large 15 - 20 metres size vessels.

Following a year of sea trials the US Navy SubPac Division Hawaii chose the original EM305 glass fibre cased unit for enhanced visibility upon surfacing for their fleet of Nuclear Submarines. Following their sea trials we introduced the new Polyethylene case with peak performance of 62.9m² with an average at +1-3° of 10m² which was 21.6% more effective than the glass fibre model. Also used on Trinity House Buoys, Ostend Harbour Entrance and recently the River Rhone.

Successfully tested by QinetiQ to ISO 8729-1999 and meets RORC,ORC,ISAF 2012/13 and WCC requirements of 10M2.

  • NATO stock number 5840 99 812 8790
  • Maximum RCS 62m2 | Average RCS+/- 3 deg 10M2
  • Diameter 338mm
  • Height 720mm
  • Fixings 8mm
  • Weight 5kg

On behalf of the French Navy tests have been carried out by QinetiQ for response to the Nato frequencies 8 - 18 Ghz (I and J band) see below.

For linear diagram click here (New 305PE fitted with enhanced array tested to Nato frequencies I and J band)

For 5220 linear diagram click here (New 305PE fitted with enhanced array)

For 5221 linear diagram click here (New 305PE fitted with standard array)

For 56 linear diagram click here (Glass fibre model fitted with enhanced array identical to 5220)

For line drawing click here

Available in white, yellow, red, green, and black PE

EM305FPMS

EM305_FPMS

Custom made version of the popular EM305PE with flat top and base used to upgrade existing buoys or top marks, marine or land hazard - mooring platforms - pedestal mounted version available.

Used by Renewable Energies on their Water turbine off the Shetland Islands.

Standard base fixings of 4 x 12mm female fixings @ 200mm PCD -Optional top fixings to suit chosen navigation light.

Dimensions:

  • Case Height 68.5 cm | Diameter 33.3 cm
  • Approx. Weight 7 Kg | Standard fixings top and bottom – 4 x 12mm female fixings at 200mm PCD
  • Available in white, yellow, red, green or black
  • Maximum RCS 62m2 | Average RCS+/- 3 deg 10M2

EM305_FPMS

EM305_FPMS

 EM305TH

EM305TH

Custom made for Trinity House. QinetiQ testing proved the Echomax 305 to give an incredible response of 12 seperate 50sq.m peaks @+/-3°@30° intervals with an astonishing peak of 63m². Trinity House are currently testing two EM305 TH reflectors on lateral buoys Black Deep-7 and Barrow-7 off Harwich.

Available in base or pedestal mount.

Dimensions:

  • Length (case only): 680mm
  • Length (with light without pedestal): 995mm
  • Circular base: 400mm
  • Square base: 433mm
  • Overall Diameter: 325mm
  • Fixing Holes: to be specified
  • Weight: from 5kg depending upon array composition

Superceded by EM305 FPMS

EM313S2/S3

New two stack Echomax array made from 1mm stainless with provision for 25mm central rod fixing enabling easy connection of lifting eye, St. Andrews Cross etc. or navigation light. With massive QinetiQ proven maximum response of 63.1M2 and average at plus or minus three degrees of 8.4M2. Where sufficient space is available the more powerful EM313-S3 may be used

Dimensions:

  • Width: 313mm (S3 - 313mm)
  • Height: 438mm (S3 - 660mm)

Base fixings:

  • 4 x 8mm at 80mm centres
  • Weight: 4kg (S3 - 6kg)

For linear diagram click here

EM325

EM325

EM400

EM400

EM400 bare array in welded 2mm stainless fitted to Canadian Coastguard Tower at Joncas's Island Off Natashquan which is located in Quebec on the Gulf of St Lawrence.

The EM400 exceeds the IALA Regulation of 170m² as backup for lighthouses, lightships and major hazards. The EM400 recorded a staggering peak of 251m² at QinetiQ on 21st November 2001. EM400's have been supplied to the Canadian Customs and the Northern Lighthouse Authority for testing and possible siting on the Shetland Islands.

In late 2013 the Canadian Coast Guard chose the EM400 array for their new batch of 300 buoys. They were very happy with the sea trials which they stated backed up our response data.

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 400mm
  • Height: 860mm
  • Base: 430mm2 or 410mm round to suit mounting option.
  • Weight: 36kg (varies according to type of metal used to make the array)

For polar diagram click here

EM400

EM400PE

EM400PE

Developed for Scandinavian made Ice buoy to give enhanced radar visibility. The picture shown has neutral PE case but these can be made in red, green or black etc.

Dimensions:

  • Overall height: 885mm
  • Width: 410mm
  • Maximum Response 229.3M2 Average RCS 54.6M2
  • Weight: with neutral PE case 6.5kg with coloured case 7.3kg

For linear diagram click here

For Line Drawing click here

EM305BML AND EM400BML

EM305BML AND EM400BML

New customised versions of the 305 and 400 units with maximum responses of 63.1M2 and 229.3.M2 now being used by foreign navies for target use. Units illustrated utilise IMCO approved yacht navigation lights visible up to 2nm with 2 core electric cable for independent 12v supply. These lights can be substituted by any of the popular Sealite solar powered battery lanterns subject to customers specification ie Sealite SL15 1NM or SL 60 or 70 for 2NM.

The EM305BML and EM400BML units are base fixed by 4 x 12mm female base fixings at 200 mm pcd centres.

For EM305BML line drawing click here

For EM400BML line drawing click here

Specification EM305BML EM400BML

  • Width 338mm 410mm
  • Height (ex light) 730mm 890mm
  • Wt 5.3kg 10.2kg
  • Max RCS 63.1M2 229.3M2
  • SPL 10.00M2 54.6M2
  • Fixings Top to suit
  • Female Base Fixings 4x12mm @ 200mm pcd

Stainless Steel Pedestals

  • Width: top 26cm base 30cm
  • Height: 114cm
  • Wt: 10kg
  • Fixings top and bottom: 4x12mm @ 200mm pcd

All mounting brackets are optional extras

EM500

EM500

Latest edition to the Echomax range with massive response ideal for target use.

  • Maximum radar cross section 361.1m2
  • Average RCS over +/- 3 degrees of heel = 68.1m2
  • Height 1055mms
  • Diameter 500mms
  • weight according to material

Click here for Qinetiq Linear diagram