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Mike McCoy

I had/used a C.A.R.D. for a while. Maybe it was just mine but I experienced way too many false 'hits' and/or errors wrt which way the signal was coming from.

Really annoying to be on watch at night, have the thing go off and never be able to ascertain who/what/when/where.

I 'tested' it at anchor one day with a trawler that was operating his radar. He was about 1 mile or two away and the C.A.R.D. not only showed the wrong heading but was intermittent in detecting the signal to begin with. Not really sure how that helps 'Collison Avoidance'.

I guess you could say false hits are better than no hits at all (i.e. thereby keeping you alert) but I can also argue that 'crying wolf' could be more harmful than good.

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