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Radar reflectors - Inflatable

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

For mounting instructions click here

For linear chart click here

For Test pictures click here

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 https://www.panbo.com/archives/2011/07/the_passive_radar_reflector_solution_for_sailboats.html.

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

EM230Mi


EM230Mi
2 stack version of the popular 3 stack unit for dinghies or smaller vessels.  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 20M2 - 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 larger EM230i please see www.panbo.com .

Dimensions:

  • Length:  510mm
  • Weight: 300grms
  • Overall Diameter: 300mm
  • 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

Rod Kit for EM230i/EMA03i


ROBUST FIXING KIT -
Three piece 60cm tapered glass fibre kit specially manufactured for Echomax for mounting their SOLAS inflatable ball reflector EMA03i or tubular EM230i on life rafts. 

"The maximum range a radar reflector can be detected at is seriously affected by the height it is mounted at due to wave obscuration and the curvature of the Earth, we, in common with the UK MCA's Marine Notice 1481 recommend a minimum height of 1.5m above sea level to the lowest part of the reflector element.   To this aim we provide a three piece fibreglass pole set that can be mounted in the antenna socket on many liferafts"


Liferafts are invisible to searching radar as the only reflective item is the cylinder which is in the base of the raft and hidden by the waves - A liferaft fitted with an Echomax EMA03i SOLAS inflatable ball reflector was detected by a Norwegian search helicopter at 4nm

Dimensions:

  • 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