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  OVERVIEW LESSONS CLASSROOM MATERIALS ENROLL NOW  
 

Overview of system components Microwave pulse and beam structure Radar target characteristics Range of detection, scanner design, and mounting options Power requirements Radiation safety near radar scanners
Turning on, warning up, and initial adjustments Gain adjustments Use of anti-clutter controls for rain (FTC) and sea state (STC) Pros and cons of optional display modes: Head-up, North-up, and Course-up Optimizing pulse-length selection Measuring target range and bearing with VRM, EBL, and cursor mode Use of guard sectors and alarms
Optimizing radar picture for specific observations Radar shadows Effect of horizontal beam width on target images Effect of pulse length on target images Identifying interference and other unwanted echoes
Coordinating electronic chart displays with the radar screen Quick radar range and bearing confirmation of GPS positions Accurate multi-range fixes using radar
Use of radar to hold a desired course Use of electronic range and bearing line (ERBL) Finding and keeping track of position relative to prominent landmarks Identifying distant harbors or channels Rounding a corner at a safe distance off Anchoring with radar
Use and value of target trails and wakes Tracking targets with EBL and VRM Estimating time, range and bearing to closest point of approach (CPA) Figuring true course and speed of approaching targets (relative motion diagram) Determining expected running lights based on radar observations Rules of thumb for radar maneuvering Radar reflectors Overview of ARPA and AIS
Role of radar in evaluating risk of collision Cautions (limitations) for radar use cited in the rules Rules' requirements for checking various ranges and adjustments Application of Rule 19d when detecting a converging target by radar alone