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New Fantom Radar from Garmin

GMR™ Fantom 18

18-inch Dome Radar with MotionScope™ Technology

  • 18-inch, 40 W solid-state, dome radar
  • MotionScope™ technology uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight targets moving toward you or away in different colors to help avoid collisions, find flocks of birds, and track weather
  • Pulse Compression technology provides high resolution while maximizing energy, to enhance detection and identification of targets
  • Target Size allows you to adjust the size of objects on the radar image
  • 20 foot to 48 nautical mile detection range

The 18-inch, 40 W solid-state Garmin GMR Fantom 18 dome radar features MotionScope technology, which uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions. Fully integrates with select Garmin chartplotters.

High-power 40 W Radar with 5.2 Degree Beam

You get excellent close- and long-range target detection ranging from as close as 20 feet to 48 nautical miles, even in fog or rain. Its 5.2 degree horizontal beamwidth provides a high resolution image and high antenna gain so it can pick out targets at a distance. The result is this radar paints a clear, concise image of the shoreline, other vessels and impending weather — right on your Garmin chartplotter. You get consistent target positions, excellent target separation and reliable operation. Its 8-bit true color imagery also helps you discriminate large targets from small ones and enhances target separation. Radar data is overlaid onto charts (autopilot or heading sensor recommended). Low power consumption, instant turn on and no delay from warming up as with magnetron radars. Rotation speeds of 24 for reduced power consumption and 48 rpm to provide fast screen updates.

MotionScope Doppler Technology

GMR Fantom radars use the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather formations. The Doppler effect is the frequency shift in the radar echo due to the relative motion of the target. This allows for instant detection of any targets moving toward or away from the radar. MotionScope highlights the moving targets in different colors on the radar display so you can navigate around other boats or severe weather, or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the surface.

Target Size

Allows you to adjust the size of objects on the radar image.

 

 

Auto Bird Gain

Fishermen know, when you find birds at the water’s surface, you’ll also find fish. To further improve your fishing experience, use Auto Bird Gain, which helps to locate flocks of birds at the water’s surface where baitfish are also likely to be found.

 

Echo Trails

A fading “trail” is left on the screen to help you quickly and easily identify moving targets and potential collision threats. Trails are corrected for your boat’s rotation when an autopilot or heading sensor is connected to your Garmin network.

 

Dual Range

Single radar antenna is capable of providing split screen images on your chartplotter side-by-side, with independent range setting and controls for both close and long range.

 

Dual Radar Support

Provides redundancy and the ability for each display unit on the boat to select data from 1 of 2 different radar sources.

 

Dynamic Auto Gain

Dynamic Auto Gain automatically adjusts to your surroundings for optimal performance in all conditions.

 

Dynamic Sea Filter

Dynamic Sea Filter automatically adjusts gain to changing sea conditions with user options for low, medium or high filtering.

 

Radar Overlay

Overlays the radar image on the chartplotter’s map page. An autopilot or heading sensor is recommended for best results.

 

MARPA Target Tracking

Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) tracks up to 10 selected targets, helping you keep track of other vessels and avoid collisions.

 

Guard Zone

Set the safety zone and receive an alarm when an object enters the zone.

 

 

VRM and EBL

Variable range markers (VRM) and electronic bearing lines (EBL) allow rapid measurements of distance and bearing to vessels and land.

 

 

It’s Your Time

All Garmin radars are designed to be easy to install and easy to use. There are no complex user settings to adjust; just install your radar and start using it. You can rely on the GMR Fantom radar to provide reliable, optimum performance in all conditions. Because, it’s your time.

Garmin Pro-Staff – Johnston Brothers Notch Another Win!

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For the Garmin fishing team of Corey and Chris Johnston, June ended on a fishing high note.  Corey and Chris have the latest Garmin fishing gear on their boat and competed in a Bass Tournament in Ontario on the Tri-Lakes, the Mighty Mucks Bass Open to be specific.  The yearly tournament takes place on Chemong, Buckhorn and Pigeon Lakes and Chris and Corey were among 95 other teams that were fishing for large and smallmouth bass.

After the dust settled and all the fish were caught, Corey and Chris had a final weigh-in of 21.15 lbs. which was good enough to win the tournament!  They took home a nice cash prize of nearly $5,000 and bragging rights over the other competing 95 teams.

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On board, they used 2 GPSMAP 1040xs chartplotters, a GCV 10 sounder black box (for DownVu and SideVu sonar) and Canada LakeVu HD Ultra for mapping.

Great job, Chris and Corey!  Best of luck fishing the rest of the year!

2012 Toronto International Boat Show

The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012.  This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!

You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics.  We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.

Some of the highlights that we will have on display include the Simrad NSS, Garmin auto-routing chartplotters, and Maretron NMEA2000 networking products.

Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.

Be sure to come by the show and visit the Radioworld booth in Hall G, Booth 458

See you there…

-Lawren

Garmin GPSMAP 740 Auto Routing Demo

Here is a short promo video we shot with WFN highlighting the Garmin GPSMAP 740 and a G2 Vision mapping chart auto routing feature.  Unfortunately, the camera didn’t pick up the screen very well, but we routed around several small islands automatically without having to enter in a series of waypoints for the unit to follow.

Just set a safety depth and the unit will automatically calculate a route for you in water deeper than your safety depth.  This is an absolutely amazing GPS unit that will cut your pre-trip planning down to 5 minuets before departure.

Check out to see how easy it is to use –> GARMIN GPSMAP 740 VIDEO

Be sure to stop by the Radioworld Booth at the Toronto International Boat Show and check out this unit!

-Lawren

 

Great Savings just in time for Christmas….

Radioworld is hoping to make your Christmas shopping even easier by having some great gift ideas to fit every budget!

Great Gift Ideas Under $100

 

Great Gift Ideas Under $300.00

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