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Old 08-01-2010, 07:06 AM
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Default JRC Radar won't show storms.....

Does anybody have one of these. I think the model is 1800CP 24 mile radar. It will show land, buoys and other boats. My dad's Furuno shows storm clouds but mine shows nothing. It probably needs some type of adjusting, but I don't know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:16 AM
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The radar should show rain. It will not show just clouds if there is no rain..

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Old 08-01-2010, 01:14 PM
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Buy one or both of the following books at Amazon.com:
The Radar Book:Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance by Kevin Monahan
Radar For Mariners by David Burch
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:36 PM
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Yeah I think it's all about understanding how it works. I will buy these books and see if I can learn anything. The manual is not easy to understand.
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Adjusting the gain had no effect?
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:57 PM
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That's just it.I couldn't get to the gain adjust screen.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:28 PM
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I went to the JRC website, that was of no use. I was hoping to get a copy of the owners manual to check it out. Sorry I couldn't go any further.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:45 AM
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Take the unit off auto function. Turn the gain up until it looks like "salt" sprinkled on the screen. Adjust your clutter so that you only see a little close to the boat on the windward side. Make sure your "rain" setting is off, that will clear the rain out if you have it on.

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I will give that a try next week when I head to Charleston. I really don't think there is anything wrong with the unit. I think I just need to learn how to adjust it. Thanks for the help. Brian
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:37 AM
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I had the same issue with my HDS.
Had to RTFM a little to figure out one of the settings.
I was able to track a nasty T-storm right up to my bow last week.
I'm hoping in your case it's just a little learning curve.
I had to set it at the maximum range to cancel out all the close-in stuff.
I saw the yellows and reds of the storm.
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