Simrad Broadband Radar Explore

Simrad Broadband Radar Explore

B&G, Lowrance, Simrad Broadband Marine Radar

B&G, Lowrance and Simrad offer two Broadband Radar™ choices; the outstanding Broadband 3G™ Radar and the brand-new, truly exceptional Broadband 4G™ Radar.

3G and 4G Radar Key Features

  • Crystal Clear Images - Miss none of your immediate surroundings. Fantastic for tight maneuvers in marinas or in conditions of limited visibility.
  • Zero Radiation Hazard - This safest of all radar, it can be mounted anywhere! Broadband Radar™ has fewer emissions than a mobile phone.
  • InstantOn™ in Seconds - Solid-state technology produces an immediate, accurate on-screen image. 
  • Low Power Consumption - Broadband Radar™ requires very little power: ideal for all types and size of recreational boat.
  • Safe to Mount Anywhere
  • Quick Installation
  • Unmatched Short-Range Detection
  • 10 MARPA Targets

4G Radar Extra Key Features Over 3G Radar

  • Beam Sharpening
  • Advanced Clutter Rejection

Crystal-clear image

The images displayed on the screen are incredibly clear and easy to understand due to the use of amazing FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) technology. The signal sent from the radar is simply a range of frequencies; hence the term broadband. This signal is radiated from the rotating part of the antenna in much the same way as normal radar. The real difference is in the way the radar looks out for the returned signal. Sending this signal out continuously and listening with a very sensitive receiver allows the radar to detect the change in frequency. From this change it is possible to calculate the range and bearing of the target. Broadband Radar has two antennas inside, one transmitting all the time and the other dedicated to receiving the radar signals. This clear signal back is what provides such a crystal clear image on the radar display, making it very quick and easy to understand the radar picture. No complicated tuning or learning curve makes it easy to operate and understand.

Low power consumption

Using new solid state technology reduces the power consumption of the radar significantly over conventional radar. Perfect for use on recreational and sail boats where battery reserves are limited.

Extremely low emissions

Unlike any other radar, Broadband Radar is completely huggable. In fact, the Broadband 4G™ Radar and Broadband 3G™ Radar emit one-fifth the emissions of a common mobile phone. No other radars are this safe! Broadband 3G Radar and Broadband 4G Radar transmit only 1/5th of one Watt, whereas pulse radar on a small boat emits a substantial 2000+ Watts. This enables the radar to be mounted in many more positions than conventional radar, which is ideal for small power boats where radar was previously not an option.


Broadband Radar provides instant radar transmission, ideal for on a sail boat where you may not wish to have the radar running continuously. Compare this to waiting 90 to 180 seconds as you may have to do with conventional pulse radar. Broadband Radar gives you the radar picture the moment you need it.

Automatic clarity

Broadband 3G™ Radar and Broadband 4G™ Radar operate mostly automatically, with user selectable auto modes. No need for special tuning of the radar at start up or to adjust the tune when changing range, all this is taken care of with the auto modes. In harbor or inshore use the Auto harbor mode, when offshore fishing, use the Auto Offshore mode. Broadband Radar takes care of all the fine-tuning automatically. In addition the Broadband 4G Radar has Direction Clutter Rejection that allows smaller targets to be seen in sea clutter like never before.

Interference rejection

Broadband Radar automatically tunes out interference that may come from other radars operating in the vicinity. Multiple levels of interference rejection remove all noise depending on whether you are in a busy commercial harbor, shipping lanes or just out fishing with another boat. The special IR software removes other radar noise; yet still maintains a perfect radar picture around the boat. Simple to use and the results are impressive.

Broadband 4G™ Radar, What’s New?

The newest member of the Broadband Radar range, the Broadband 4G Radar continues in this tradition offering all the benefits of the Broadband 3G Radar, as well as some spectacular extra features . The Broadband 4G Radar has an impressive 50% improvement in range and target detection capability, with a new 36 nm range and 18 range scales to accomodate the increased performance. Broadband 4G Radar is the first dome radar to employ Beam Sharpening. This technology enables a new feature called Target Separation Control, which improves the azimuth resolution, or effective antenna horizontal beam width, up to double the resolution of any 18-inch dome radar. This is the equivalent of a 3.5- foot open array radar! When paired with the Simrad NSE and NSO or B&G Zeus series, the Broadband 4G Radar is capable of high-speed operation up to 48 rpm. It also has a new Dual Range feature which allows unprecendented simultaneous working ranges, anywhere from 200 ft up to 36 nm - no other radar in the world can do this.

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