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Old 10-23-2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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Picking a Garmin radar antenna

I have a Garmin 1042 xs plotter. I am ready to add a radar dome. My question is are all the new domes instant on? Is there a big difference between the HD and the hxd antennas.

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Old 10-23-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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I have an xhd24 and it starts up in a few seconds.

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I have a Fantom 24 and it starts pretty much instantly.
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I have a newer garmin and it spools right up.
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All of the fantom radars are solid state and don't require a warm-up time ...instant on ,as you call it. The conventional radars have a magnetron that needs to warm up & stabilize before transmit. I've never had an issue with a conventional radar because I most always have my radars in the standby mode but when in fog , waiting for a radar to warm up after an initial turn-on in the longest minute & a half or 2 minutes you'll ever experience!
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