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Old 02-10-2016, 09:15 AM
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Default New Garmin GMR Fantom Series radars

These 40 W solid-state open-array radars have MotionScopeTM technology, which uses

the Doppler effect to detect moving targets and help you avoid potential collisions. Auto

Bird Gain setting helps identify flocks of birds feeding at the water’s surface and helps

signal the location of game fish. Pulse Expansion setting maximizes energy on targets

and increases target size. Dynamic Auto Gain and Sea Filter settings automatically

adjust to your surroundings for optimal performance in all conditions. Dual radar

capability allows multiple radars to run at the same time. MARPA setting enables

tracking of 10 targets simultaneously. Excellent close- and long-range detection from

20 ft to 72 nautical miles.

KEY FEATURES:

NEW MOTIONSCOPE Uses the Doppler effect to detect moving targets so you can avoid potential collisions

NEW PULSE COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY Provides high resolution while maximizing energy on targets to help increase probability of

NEW EXCELLENT RANGE PERFORMANCE Close- and long-range detection from 20 ft to 72 nautical miles

NEW NEW PEDESTAL DESIGN Pedestal has a new unique style which is smaller and lighter than previous xHD2 series

NEW SOLID STATE TRANSMITTER Replaces conventional magnetron with power amplifier for instant turn on and high reliability

NEW DUAL RANGE WITH OVERLAY Gives you the ability to see both close- and long-range at the same time, with overlay on a chart

IMPROVED ECHO TRAILS

detection; 40 W of power delivers targets comparable to a 6 kW radar

for 1 or both ranges

Leaves a fading trail on the screen to help identify moving targets and collision threats; trails

are corrected for your boat’s rotation when an autopilot or heading sensor is connected to your

Garmin Marine Network

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AUTO BIRD GAIN Helps identify flocks of birds feeding at the water’s surface and helps signal the location of game

DUAL RANGE Gives you the ability to see both close- and long-range at the same time

PULSE EXPANSION Maximizes target size to help differentiate real targets from noise

RADAR OVERLAY Overlays the radar image on the chartplotter’s map page

MARPA Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) helps identify and track targets that might pose a

DUAL RADAR SUPPORT Provides redundancy and ability for each display unit on the boat to select data from 1 of 2

DYNAMIC AUTO GAIN AND SEA FILTER Automatically adjusts to your surroundings for optimal performance in all conditions

UP TO 48 RPM ROTATION SPEED Allows for faster screen update rate. Only available for some range settings; not available in

COMPATIBILITY Compatible with the GPSMAP® 7400, 7600, 8000, 8200, 8400, 8500 and 8600 series

collision threat (optional heading sensor required)

different radar sources

dual range or MotionScope mode






The 6-foot, 40 W solid-state Garmin GMR Fantom radar features MotionScope technology, which uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions. It fully integrates with select Garmin chartplotters.

High-power 40 W Radar with Narrow 1.25 Degree Beam

You get excellent close- and long-range target detection, ranging from as close as 20 feet to 72 nautical miles, even in fog or rain. Its narrow 1.25 degree horizontal beamwidth provides a high-resolution image and high antenna gain so it can pick out weak targets at a distance. The result is this radar paints a clear, concise image of the shoreline, other vessels and impending weather — right on your Garmin chartplotter. You get consistent target positions, excellent target separation and reliable operation. Its 8-bit true color imagery also helps you discriminate large targets from small ones and enhances target separation. Rotation speed of up to 48 rpm provides fast screen updates.






MotionScope Doppler Technology

The GMR Fantom uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather formations. The Doppler effect is the frequency shift in the radar echo due to the relative motion of the target. This allows for instant detection of any targets moving toward or away from the radar. MotionScope highlights the moving targets on the radar display so you can navigate around other boats or severe weather — or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the surface.



Pulse Expansion

Maximizes target size to help differentiate real targets from noise and provides a visually larger sized target on the chartplotter.



Auto Bird Gain

Fishermen know, when you find birds at the water’s surface, you’ll also find fish. To further improve your fishing experience, use Auto Bird Gain, which helps to locate flocks of birds at the water’s surface where baitfish are also likely to be found.



Echo Trails

A fading “trail” is left on the screen to help you quickly and easily identify moving targets and potential collision threats. Trails are corrected for your boat’s rotation when an autopilot or heading sensor is connected to your Garmin network.



Dual Range

Single radar antenna is capable of providing split screen images on your chartplotter side-by-side, with independent range setting and controls for both close and long range.



Dual Radar Support

Provides redundancy and the ability for each display unit on the boat to select data from 1 of 2 different radar sources.



Dynamic Auto Gain

Dynamic Auto Gain automatically adjusts to your surroundings for optimal performance in all conditions.



Dynamic Sea Filter

Dynamic Sea Filter automatically adjusts gain to changing sea conditions with user options for low, medium or high filtering.



Radar Overlay

Overlays the radar image on the chartplotter’s map page. An autopilot or heading sensor is recommended for best results.



MARPA Target Tracking

Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) tracks up to 10 selected targets, helping you keep track of other vessels and avoid collisions.



Guard Zone

Set the safety zone and receive an alarm when an object enters the zone.



VRM and EBL

Variable range markers (VRM) and electronic bearing lines (EBL) allow rapid measurements of distance and bearing to vessels and land.
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Brian what is the cost of this new radar?

Never mind, I see this is already on the Garmin site for $6999.99

Also says not type accepted yet, so nobody can order one until that happens




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These are expected the 2nd quarter of 2016
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OK, this is interesting, how do we compare the performance of this new radar to the GMR 1204 xHD that I currently have? 40 watts versus 12 KW, but most likely a broadband radar? instant on, low power draw, more resolution, will it find birds better and farther away? I assume much safer with much lower RF emissions radiated, I like that a lot on my 26 FT CC. With a 4 ft. array on top I am very careful with myself and others when running the 12 KW radar I have.

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Well, just speculation until we can see one in action. Already had several people pre-order so we should know sooner than later. I assume it is technology similar to Simrad's new Halo system. I have not been briefed by our rep yet though. Hopefully soon. If it is like Simrad it uses CHIRP, which is actually an acronym from radar technology and not fishfinders! It is Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse. Garmin is calling it Pulse Compression. This technology does put significantly more energy on the targets and can interpret those returns better. It enables other features as well, like working on multiple ranges without compromise. This would be a great topic of discussion.
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Well, just speculation until we can see one in action. Already had several people pre-order so we should know sooner than later. I assume it is technology similar to Simrad's new Halo system. I have not been briefed by our rep yet though. Hopefully soon. If it is like Simrad it uses CHIRP, which is actually an acronym from radar technology and not fishfinders! It is Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse. Garmin is calling it Pulse Compression. This technology does put significantly more energy on the targets and can interpret those returns better. It enables other features as well, like working on multiple ranges without compromise. This would be a great topic of discussion.
Pulse compression and CHIRP are just different names for the same (both for radar and sonar).

It's using a long pulse with changing frequency at low power, in the processing the energy of the pulse is converted to a signal with short duration and high signal to noise ratio. A solid state radar is not capable of transmitting the high energies like a magnetron, but can by using pulse compression obtain the same range as a 6 kW magnetron radar by only 25-40 W. Due to the changing frequency they in addition enable doppler processing which can detect objects moving towards or away from the radar.
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I had the opportunity today to see the new Garmin releases first hand. I was a pleasure to speak with the engineering staff behind the technology. Great stuff in demo mode and I expect nothing but the best once it is installed.

I am very pleased with the autopilot, great addition to the entire product line. This will be a game changer for the 30 foot and under boaters.

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Oh man, I put a new Garmin GMR 624 xHD2 unit on my boat just last year and now they have to tempt me with a new open array.
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Originally Posted by Tampacruiser View Post
Oh man, I put a new Garmin GMR 624 xHD2 unit on my boat just last year and now they have to tempt me with a new open array.
We need a new acronym.. B O A T no longer works... More like bust out another five thousand... B O A F T... maybe even Ten.

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We need a new acronym.. B O A T no longer works... More like bust out another five thousand... B O A F T... maybe even Ten.
LOL - So true!
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And there goes the coffee on the key board.... again!

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