State of the Art Echomax Active-XS-Dual Band Radar Target Enhancer with minuscule current draw of 23mA on stand by and very high X and S band response many times the new ISO 8729-2 standard. Unique visual facility to identify S or X Band Radar paints. Quadruple alarm facility as standard.

The Active-XS amplifies and returns a stronger signal and these high responses to both X or S Band Radar increase the likelihood of improving your vessels radar cross section and helps to alert oncoming vessels of your position and detection especially in poor conditions and thereby reduces the risk of collision.

Active RTE are increasingly being used on navigation buoys and their estimated power consumption can be seen on the Technical info page. Non use of the control box saves 10mA of power.


  • Antenna length: 685mm

  • Antenna width: 40.5mm

  • Antenna weight ex cable: 573 gms

  • Cable length: 24m 3 core 0.5mm2

  • Cable weight: 967 gms

       * Bracket shown is an optional extra.

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With Orionis LED

Now available Active-X or XS with fitted LED light single 5 core cables enables remote on/off individual control, easier installation, no separate mast light or shadowing - A must for Ocean rowers - ideal for unmanned remote vessels RIBS and buoys or anything that moves around on water that wants to be seen!

LED Navigation light

Voltage: 12V

Wattage: 1W max

Heigt: 79.7mm

Base Width: 55mmn

Body Diameter:49.4mm

Colour: All round white


Comes with 5 meters of cable as standard.

* Deck mount shown is an optional extra.

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Suspended  Version 

Please                  to read Ross Hobsons feedback on the recent performance of his spreader mounted Active XS.  The photo of the XS fitted between second and third spreaders on his Pegasus (ex Artforms) an Open 50 race yacht can be viewed on our facebook page 

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With increasingly limited space at the mast head and the ensuing distant horizon and suitable mounting options free from shadowing or adjacent large metal objects suspension from the cross trees, spreaders or back stays for the Echomax Active RTE goes a long way to solve the problem. Free suspension from the two back stays in most cases allows compensation by the bottom attachment from heel thus retaining most of the 112M2 Stated performance level whilst the vessel is at heel.  

The RTE must not be subjected to winch pressure and cable secured to avoid chaffing. Each RTE is supplied with 24M of cable as standard, if additional cable is required please let us now when ordering.   Careful consideration should be given to evaluate if this mounting option is suitable to your rig and use. 




  • Reception frequency: X Band Radar 9.3 - 9.5 GHz

  • S Band Radar 2.9 - 3.1 GHz

  • Operating Temperature: - 20 to + 60 degrees C

  • Voltage: 12V DC - + 30% -10% (voltage surge and cross polarity protected)

  • Current consumption 23mA in quiescent state:

  • Current consumption X Band Radar 190mA when transmitting S Band Radar 155mA

  • Position accuracy: Within 1 meter

  • EIRP: 1W (typically)

The Active XS has FCC Approval ID: XZMACTIVE-XS -

NATO stock number 5841-99-269-3512