Originally Posted by BigAl.NZ
I am not sure why you think you wont get clarity at short distances?
I could have clarified my point better. I didn't say you wouldn't get better clarity. What I was trying to say is with an Open Array you get both greater distances and greater clarity at shorter distances. My commentary is on how beneficial clarity is at short distances. Hence my "Bigger Blob' comment.
At 10 feet above sea-level, the horizon is only 3.696 nautical miles. You won't really get the distance benefit from an open array.
This brings me back to how beneficial is the additional clarity at shorter distances?
How beneficial is the clarity at shorter distances as compared to what it would take to install it?
Are we going to hit something or aren't we? Are we on a collision
course or aren't we? Whether that is one object or two a mile out just isn't a concern to me, and we travel a lot at night and in the fog