Official Background Reader to the RYA Radar Course
by Tim Bartlett
Radar is the ultimate in electronic navigation aids. Other equipment may help you find your way across open water, but only radar will see you safely through a thick fog, showing you the ships that may run you down, the rocks that you are trying to avoid, or the buoys that mark the channel to your berth.
Topics include understanding the system, interpreting the screen, navigating by radar, collision avoidance, blind pilotage and installation and maintenance.
This practical guide shows you how to get the best possible picture and how to interpret it. All the major techniques are explained in simple terms and illustrated with dual photos of the chart and radar screen - to help you understand their similarities and differences. Black and white illustrations on almost every page. Paperback. Pgs 95. Pub. 2000.