I have a Furuno
1831 Mark 2 Radar
and it has stopped working. With an hours worth of work the tech was able to get the CRT to function on a simulator. I saw it it worked. Plugged the CRT into the cables
on the boat and it boots up but then shows little signs of now but no hard targets. The tec said that the chances are that the magnetron is not functioning. There are only about 500 hours on the 1996 vintage radar
. He said that old age, corrosion
, or getting pinged by a military radar could cause the magnetron to be destroyed.
I was in a crossing situation with a submarine off of Point Loma a few months back. My radar was not on but I think his was. A friend who is a ex-navy pilot was at the helm
. When I saw that we were in a situation where we were not going to cross I told him to make a sharp alteration to starboard and take the subs stern. Yes we have the ROW but I give people the guns
the ROW even if they do not ask for it. The ex-pilot argued that we were a sailboat and had ROW and I said yeah but he has a machine gun. We laughed and my friend started to take the subs stern when we noticed the bow of the sub come out of the water
and we were no longer in a colision situation. The sub crossed our bow and then slowed back down. Our closest point of approach was maybe a 1/4 mile.
Could the subs radar have destroyed the magnetron on my radar even though my radar was not on?