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.Background reading for the RYA Radar course Written 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 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.
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. Radar Afloat is the perfect introduction to this wonderful aid to navigation.
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