|As soon as our engineers learned that JRC made an affordable and compact radar unit, the decision was clear: Mount it on a truck and go storm chasing! Here are some photos taken on September 11, 2000 in Mission, Kansas.|
|A time lapse photo of the storm. |
The range was set to 12 miles.
|The chase vehicle with the radar antenna mounted.|
|Here is a description of the JRC1000 unit available from West Marine. |
For fast powerboats, the rapid antenna speed (32 RPM) refreshes the image frequently for the most up to date picture possible.
The display is a 6'' diagonal LCD with 320 x 240 resolution.
The enclosed radome is only 12'' in diameter, and weighs under 10 lb. Horizontal beamwidth is 7°, and vertical beamwidth is 30°.
Minimum 1/8-mile range for harbor navigation; 9 other ranges are easily selected.
North-Up or Course-Up operation modes with optional NMEA input.
1/4 radius offset increases look-ahead range.
Inputs for NMEA data from GPS or Loran C and a magnetic compass are provided. If NMEA data is available, the 1000 will show the information on the display.
Automatic tuning feature.
On-screen VRM and EBL for relative target measurements.
Rain interference rejection and sea clutter controls for the best possible image.
Display measures 7.4''W x 8''H x 4.9''D with bracket. Includes 10m cable.
Maximum Range: 16 nm Antenna Type: 12'' Radome, 7° x 30°
Transmit Power: 1.5 kW Display Type: 6'' LCD, 320 x 240 res.
Power Draw 12V: 2.0A
Antenna Wt: 8.8 lb.''
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