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Raymarine
HD Digital Rad and registered HSB RayTech Navigator Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine UK and Raymarine
are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited 45STV 60STV AST Autoadapt Auto AutoTrim Bidata G Series HDFI LifeTag Marine Intelligence
Maxiview On Board Raychart Raynav Raystar ST40 ST60 Seaclutter Smart Route Tridata UniControl Hybridtouch and Waypoint Navigation are trademarks of
Raymarine UK Limited
All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective 2009 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights number 813182
Date 07 1 Important 7
Transmitted power density levels 7
IMO and 7
Radar 7
FCC Notice Radar 8
EMC conformance 8
Product disposal 8
Display compatibility 8
Warranty 9
Technical accuracy 9
Chapter 2 Installation 11
21 Planning 12
22 Installation procedures 18
23 Post installation procedures 25
Chapter 3 Maintenance 27
31 Safety 28
32 Maintenance 28
33 29
34 Raymarine technical 30
Chapter 4 Technical 31
6 HD Digital Radome Users 1 Important Information Warning Radio Frequency Radiation
Hazard
Warning Product installation and
The radar scanner transmits energy
operation at microwave frequencies which can be harmful
This product must be installed and operated in particularly to the eyes Do NOT look at the antenna
accordance with the Raymarine instructions provided from close range Ensure personnel are clear of the
Failure to do so could result in personal injury damage radome when the radar is turned on
to your boat andor poor product performance It is recommended that the radar is installed out of
range of personnel eg above head user guide describes how to install connect and maintain your
Transmitted power density levels
HD Digital Radome Antenna The models covered are A power density level of 10 Wm2 is likely at distances of 1 m
RD418HD 18 4 kW Digital Radome Antenna or less from the radome
RD424HD 24 4 kW Digital Radome Antenna A power density level of 100 Wm2 does not occur at any point
When properly installed and operated the use of this to
IMO and SOLAS
IEEE C951 2005 Standard for Safety Levels with respect to
Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Fields The equipment described within this document is intended for use
3 kHz to 300 GHz on leisure marine boats and workboats not covered by ICNIRP Guidelines 1998
International Commission on Maritime Organization IMO and Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS
NonIonising Radiation Protection Guidelines for limiting Carriage Regulations
exposure to timevarying electric magnetic and fields up to 300 GHz 1998
The HD Digital Radome Antenna is designed and manufactured to Radar the rigorous demands of the marine environment However
it must be installed operated and maintained properly Please Installation and operation of this radar may be subject to read and follow
the recommended procedures in this user licensing of the equipment operator or vessel You are
advised to check with the requirements of the licensing authority Information
7
your national In case of any difficulties contact your Product Raymarine dealer
Dispose of this product in accordance with the WEEE Directive
Warning High voltages
This product contains high voltages Do NOT remove
any covers or otherwise attempt to access internal The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment WEEE
components unless specifically instructed in this Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic
document equipment Whilst the WEEE Directive does not apply to some
Raymarine products we support its policy and ask you to be aware
of how to dispose of this product
Warning Product installation and
operation
This product must be installed and operated in Display accordance with the Raymarine instructions provided
Failure to do so could result in personal injury damage The HD Digital Radome Antenna can be connected to Raymarine
to your boat andor poor product performance displays MFDs as follows
Direct connection to ESeries and to wide screen versions of
CSeries MFDs
FCC Notice Radar Connection via a Raymarine SeaTalkhs switch to
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved Wide screen versions of CSeries MFDs
in writing by Raymarine Incorporated could violate compliance All versions of Eseries MFDs
with FCC rules and void the operators authority to operate All versions of Gseries
MFDs
Note Some limitations of functionality in the above systems may
occur depending on the software status
EMC equipment and accessories conform to the appropriate Display Compatibility EMC regulations for use in marine environment
After fitting an HD Digital Radome Antenna ie before it is used
you must ensure that any associated display installation is required to ensure that EMC performance is is using the latest software version
not HD Digital Radome Users Guide
To check the MFD software version switch on the MFD and check
the version number on the navigation warning screen Note that if a
scanner is not connected the version number will only be displayed
for 10 seconds
You can download the latest MFD software from the at Information on how to use the
download to update the MFD software is also available on the
Raymarine website Additional support information is available technical register your HD Digital Radome Antenna ownership please take
a few minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found in the
box or visit and register online
It is important that you register your product to receive full Your unit package includes a bar code label indicating the
serial number of the unit You should stick this label to the accuracy
To the best of our knowledge the information in this document was
correct at the time it was produced However Raymarine cannot
accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain In
addition our policy of continuous product improvement may without notice As a result Raymarine cannot for any differences between the product and
this Information 9
10 HD Digital Radome Users 2 contents
21 Planning on page 12
22 Installation procedures on page 18
23 Post installation procedures on page 11
21 Planning The product is supplied from a separate battery from that used
for engine start This is important to prevent erratic behavior
Warning Product grounding and data loss which can occur if the engine start does not have
a separate battery
Before applying power to this product ensure it has
Raymarine specified cables are used
been correctly grounded in accordance with the
instructions in this guide Cables are not cut or extended unless doing so is detailed in
the installation manual
Caution Do NOT connect to positive Note Where constraints on the installation prevent any of
ground system the above always ensure the maximum
possible separation between different items of electrical
Do NOT connect this product to a equipment to provide the best conditions for EMC performance
system throughout the installation guidelines Parts equipment and
accessories conform to the appropriate Check that you have been supplied with the following Compatibility EMC regulations to interference
between equipment and minimize the
effect such interference could have on the performance of installation is required to ensure that EMC performance is
not
Center Line of Radome
For optimum EMC performance we recommend that wherever RadomeAntenna
Drill 4 holes 10 mm diameter
18 and 24
275 mm
Center Line of Radome
1415 mm
Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are
M8 bolt x4 Spring Flat
At least 1 m 3 ft from any equipment transmitting or cables washer x4 washer x4 233 mm
carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas
Forward
In the case of SSB radios the distance should be increased
to 7 ft 2 m 18 or 24 Radome Mounting Template
3026136C
Artwork Number More than 2 m 7 ft from the path of a radar beam A radar Denso Paste Installation
template
beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above
D116931
and below the radiating element
12 HD Digital Radome Users Guide
Items Required Dimensions 18 inch antenna
247 mm 97 in
3 mm drill bit 10 mm drill bit
346 mm 1362 in
diameter
521 mm 205 in
Drill Adhesive tape diameter
458 in
1165 mm
917 in
233 mm
13 mm socket Torque wrench
D117061
275 mm
092 in
1415 mm
557 in
24 inch antenna
247 mm 97 in
346 mm 1362 in
diameter
652 mm 2567 in
diameter
458 in
1165 mm
917 in
233 mm
D117001
The antenna must also be mounted where it is
Above head height
275 mm
Easily accessible
108 in
As near as possible to the boats centerline
1415 mm
557 in D116951 On a rigid and stable platform capable of securely supporting the
antenna under seagoing conditions
Clear of large objects such as the flybridge large engine stacks
searchlights horns masts etc
Antenna Position
Clear of heat and fumes
The optimum height for the HD Digital Radome Antenna the
antenna is a location that is high enough above the waterline to At least 1 m 33 ft from a magnetic compass or other a
long range lineofsight to the horizon but not so high as to
be adversely affected by the boats pitching and rolling Antenna Mounting Angle
The radar beam from the HD Digital Radome Antenna is
approximately 25 wide in the vertical direction to give good target
detection even when your boat pitches and rolls
14 HD Digital
Radome Users Guide
To power supply
To display
To HD Digital Radome
Antenna
125 D116961
The following digital cables are available
D113591
Cable length Part number
Always mount the HD Digital Radome Antenna so that the parallel to the water line 5 m 16 ft 5 in
hull boats and some displacement hull boats adopt a higher 10 m 32ft 9 in ft A55077D
bow angle when the boat is at cruising speed so on these boats
it may be necessary to shim the rear of the HD Digital Radome 15 m 46 ft to compensate for the bow rise
and ensure optimum 25 m detection The amount of shimming should be such that
when the bow rises at cruising speed the radar beam rotation is in The following extension cables are horizontal plane
Extension length Part number
25 m 8 ft 2 in A92141D
Forward
5 m 16 ft 5 in A55080D
10 m 32ft 9 in ft A55081D
Wedge or
washers Important Use only standard Raymarine cables Do NOT make
D113601 your own cables for use with the HD Digital Radome Mast Mounting
If the HD Digital Radome Antenna is mounted on a hollow mast the
You need a digital cable to connect both power and SeaTalkhs to
cable may be run inside the mast for connection to the unit
the HD Digital Radome Antenna
If you run the cable up a mast take the appropriate measures
15
Prevent the cable chafing where it enters and exits the mast In a 24 V system protect the power supply with either a 5 A
thermal breaker or an 8 A fuse
Minimize electrical interference by
Not running the cable near other electrical equipment Power cable lengths
Not running the cable alongside power cables or antenna The total permitted lengths of power conductor run ie power cable
cables for other equipment plus cable extension from the power source to the HD Digital
Radome Antenna are
Power requirement for 12 V systems 20 m 65 ft
The HD Digital Radome Antenna must be supplied with power by for 24 V systems 35 m 115 ft
either a 12 V dc or a 24 V dc supply Do NOT connect to a 32 V If you want to connect to a 12 V power system but a total power
system conductor run of more than 20 m is necessary the use of a suitable
If you are replacing an existing Radome scanner with an HD Digital voltage converter is recommended to convert the 12 V supply
Radome Antenna you must also replace any existing cable with the voltage to 24 V and thus enable you to extend the run up to 35 digital cable as
described in section 27 Cables We recommend using a converter with a minimum 200 W output
capacity
If you connect to the power supply via an isolator switch the
minimum switch rating is
Grounding
For a 12 V system 20 A
These grounding requirements are applicable for Raymarine
For a 24 V system 15 A equipment supplied with a separate drain wire or screen
Caution Do NOT connect to positive The product power cable drain conductor screen must be
ground system connected to a common ground point
Do NOT connect this product to a It is recommended that the common ground point is a bonded
system ground ie with the ground point connected to battery negative
and situated as close as possible to the battery negative terminal
If a bonded ground system is not possible a nonbonded RF
Power Supply Protection ground may be used
The power supply must be protected by a suitable thermal or fuse fitted close to the power source The are the same for both 18 and 24 HD Digital
and are as follows
In a 12 V system protect the power supply with either a 10 A
thermal breaker or a 15 A fuse
16 HD Digital Radome Users Guide
Bonded ground system preferred If several items require
grounding they may first be connected
to a single local point eg within a switch panel with this point
connected via a single conductor to the boats
common ground The preferred minimum requirement for the path
to ground bonded or nonbonded is via a flat tinned copper braid
with a 30 A rating 14 inch or greater If this is not possible an
equivalent stranded wire conductor maybe used rated as follows
for runs of 1 m 3 ft use 6 mm2 10 AWG or greater
for runs of 1 m 3 ft use 8 mm2 8 AWG or greater
D117091
1 2 3 4
In any grounding system always keep the length of connecting
braid or wires as short as possible
RF ground system alternative Important Do NOT connect this product to a
power system
References
BMEA code of practice
NMEA 0400
D117101
1 2 3 4
1 Power cable to product
2 Drain screen
3 Bonded preferred or nonbonded RF ground
4 17
22 Installation procedures
Vie w from above
Use the following procedures to install the HD Digital the
A
r 30
Mounting platform
Mounting the antenna
26 k
Artw
Connecting to your system
Post installation
ou
m es
10 om
s ad
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ho 24
Caution Mounting Bolts
ll nd
Dri a
275 5m
mm m
Do NOT screw the antenna mounting bolts into the
2 3
antenna base more than 25 mm 1 inch or damage
to the antenna could occur If necessary use
shims or extra washers to prevent this happening 1
Mounting the Antenna
Use a mounting location that 1 Tape template to mounting
IMPORTANT
platform Ensure is
Is robust enough to support the HD Digital Radome Antenna 2 Drill 3 mm pilot holes in 4 positions
adequately robust for this
under seagoing conditions 3 Drill out the pilot holes to

D117011
10 mmdiameter
Meets the requirements described under Antenna Position
2 Place the HD Digital Radome Antenna in position If you are
Then fitting it on a planing vessel shim the rear of the antenna so that
1 Prepare the mounting platform as in the following illustration the beam points slightly down in the forward direction when the
boat is at rest to compensate for the bow rising at cruising speed
18
HD Digital Radome Users Guide
Mounting platform
nonplaning boat FORWARD
level install
Mounting R
FORWARD
planing boat typical
planing angle shown
D113611
D117021
Vie w from underneath
3 Lightly coat the threads of the four mounting bolts with the
Denso Paste provided
5 Tighten the bolts to a torque of 20 Nm 177 lbfinch
4 Ensuring that the bolts do not enter the antenna base more than
25 mm 1 inch secure the antenna with the 4 bolts flat washers
and spring washers provided as illustrated If necessary use Connecting
appropriate shims or extra washers to limit the length of bolt
When connecting your HD Digital Radome Antenna use the
entering the antenna base
instructions given here and also refer to the installation instructions
for the display MFD to which you are
19
Run the digital cable from the HD Digital Radome Antenna to the Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or and power connection points
use a suitable watertight Run the signal connector to the appropriate MFD Do NOT run cables
near to engines or fluorescent lights
Run the power cable to a suitable 12 V or 24 V connection point Always route data cables as far away as possible from
on the boats power system We recommend connection is made
at the boats power distribution panel wherever possible other equipment and cables
high current carrying ac and dc power lines
Caution Pulling cables
antennae
Do NOT use cords or ropes attached to cable
connectors to pull cables through restricted Connecting antenna
apertures eg as in bulkheads as this could
Ensuring that the arrow on the digital cable connector is aligned
cause damage to cables
with the red triangular mark on the HD Digital Radome Antenna
connector connect the digital cable to the connector on the HD
Routing cables Digital Radome Antenna and fully handtighten Do NOT use a
Cables must be routed correctly to maximize performance and wrench or any other tool
prolong cable life
Do NOT bend cables excessively Wherever possible ensure a
minimum bend radius of 100 mm
Minimum bend Note If the antenna connector is disconnected after initial
200 mm 8 in installation we recommend that before reconnecting you lightly
diameter coat the connector thread with Renolit Aqua 2 Calcium grease
Minimum bend of cable
100 mm 4 in radius
Connecting signal
Referring to the connection information for the display
MFD to which you are connecting and to the Typical systems
Protect all cables from physical damage and exposure to heat diagrams given here connect the digital cable signal connector
Use trunking or conduit where possible Do NOT run cables to the appropriate MFD
through bilges or doorways or close to moving or hot objects
Secure cables in place using tiewraps or lacing twine Coil any
extra cable and tie it out of the way
20 HD Digital Radome Users connection to
display
HD Digital Radome
display
SeaTalkhs
Crossover
Coupler
Power cable To 12V24V supply
D116571
via thermal breaker or to networked displays non Gseries
display
HD Digital Radome
display
hs Switch
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
Power cable To 12V24V supply
D116981
via thermal breaker or fuse
22 HD Digital Radome Users to GSeries Display
Monitor
HD Digital Radome
Network
selector
switch
in UP position
GPM 400
hs Switch
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
Power cable To 12V24V supply
D116991
via thermal breaker or
power
VE bar VE bar
When connecting power refer to the Planning section and
Ensure that the total length of power cable will not exceed the Where possible connect individual items of
maximum length as described under Power cable lengths equipment to individual circuit breakers
Connect power only via the correct value thermal breaker or fuse Where this not possible use individual inline
as described under Power Supply Protection fuses to provide the necessary protection
Caution Do NOT connect to positive Circuit breaker
ground system
Do NOT connect this product to a
the power cable part of the digital cable to either a 12 V or
24 V dc supply as follows
Fuse Fuse
16371
1 Red wire to the supply ve either at the output of the battery
isolator switch or at a dc distribution panel
2 Black wire to battery negative
3 Drain connection screen to the common ground point see
a breaker
Where more than 1 piece of equipment shares a breaker you must
provide protection for the individual circuits Eg by connecting an
inline fuse for each power HD Digital
Radome Users Guide
23 Post installation procedures change the default language settings
4 Ensure that all personnel are clear of the antenna then switch
Before using the product carry out the following
to transmit mode
Mechanical checks 5 Carry out the radar operations described in the relevant MFD
Switch on and initial setup Owners Handbook and check that all functions appear to be
6 Check the bearing alignment to ensure that targets checks at their correct bearing relative
to the boats bow Adjust the
Before switching on the HD Digital Radome Antenna alignment as necessary
7 Check the display timing before using the system for navigation
Ensure that
All securing bolts are fully tightened and the appropriate Checking for interference
mechanical locking washers are in place
Post installation check
All connections are securely made
If you have installed any system aboard a boat or made other
All connecting cables and wires are secured and protected as
changes to the boats electronic systems radar VHF radio etc
necessary
you need to check before casting off that all electrical systems
Ask your local Raymarine authorized installer to check the operate without any undue electrical installation
in order to conform with Electro Magnetic Compatibility EMC
regulations To do this
Switch on initial setup 1 Ensuring it is safe to do so turn on all electronic systems aboard
the boat
Use the information given here in conjunction with the in your display MFD to 2 Check that the electronic systems all operate on and to carry
out the initial checks and setup tasks
1 Press and hold down the power key of your MFD until the unit
beeps
The magnetron warmup sequence should then start When the
warmup is complete the unit should enter standby mode
2 Use the appropriate soft key on your MFD to power on the HD
Digital Radome Antenna
3 If necessary at the MFD
adjust the MFD 25
26 HD Digital Radome Users 3 Maintenance contents
31 Safety on page 28
32 Maintenance on page 28
33 on page 29
34 Raymarine technical support on page 27
31 Safety 32 Maintenance
Warning Do not remove covers Once a year
Do not remove any cover from this product There are 1 Remove one of the bolts and associated
no user serviceable parts inside washers
2 Clean the bolt and washers
Warning Switch off power 3 Use Denso paste to lightly regrease the bolt thread
Before commencing any maintenance task switch off 4 Replace the bolt and associated washers
all power to the product 5 Repeat steps 1 to 5 for all bolts
6 Tighten all bolts to a torque of
20 Nm 177 lbfinch
Periodically carry out these other maintenance tasks
Ensure the antenna is firmly attached to the mounting surface
Check that the cable connections are in good condition and
securely attached
Examine all cables for signs of chafing cuts or other damage If
the antenna connector shows any sign of corrosion
1 Disconnect it
2 Clean the connector
3 Lightly recoat the connector threads with Renolit Aqua 2
Calcium grease
4 Reconnect and handtighten the connection until it is
HD Digital Radome Users Guide
33 Symptom Action
The information provides possible causes and If the HD Digital Radome Antenna is
corrective action required for common problems associated with connected to the electronics
MFD via a SeaTalkhs switch ensure that
All Raymarine products are prior to packing and shipping subjected All relevant equipment is correctly
to comprehensive test and quality assurance programs However connected to the SeaTalkhs switch
if you experience problems with the operation of your HD Antenna this section will help you to diagnose and correct
The SeaTalkhs switch power supply is
problems in order to restore normal operation after referring to this section
you are still having problems with your The SeaTalkhs switch is in good
unit please contact Raymarine Technical Support for further advice condition
SeaTalkhs cables are securely procedure and in good the
following table to identify problems and remedial actions Displayed bearing is different to Carry out the bearing alignment procedure
the true bearing described in the installation guide for the
Symptom Action relevant MFD
No Data Source or No Scanner Ensure the digital cable is securely
message on display connected at both ends and is in good
condition
Ensure power supply thermal breaker
has not tripped or fuse has not blown If
necessary reset breaker or replace fuse
ONCE ONLY If breaker keeps tripping or
fuse keeps blowing contact Raymarine
technical support for assistance
Ensure power supply maintains the correct
voltage when the system is switched on
Ensure all products in the system have
the correct software Contact Raymarine
technical support for
34 Raymarine technical provides a comprehensive customer support service on
the world wide web through our worldwide dealer network and by
telephone help line If you are unable to resolve a problem please
use any of these facilities to obtain additional help
Web visit the customer support area of our website contains Frequently Asked Questions servicing access to the Raymarine Technical Support
Department and
details of worldwide Raymarine support
In the USA call
1 603 881 5200 extension 2444
In the UK Europe the Middle East or Far East call
44 023 9271 4713
Product you need to request service please have the following hand
Product name
Product identity
Serial number
Software application version
You can obtain this product information using the menus within HD Digital Radome
Users 4 Technical Approvals USA 47CFR FCC Part 2 Part 80
Certificate of Approval
Canada RSS138 Iss 1
Technical Acceptance Certificate
European Union EFTA R TTE Directive 199905EC
Certificate of Opinion
AustraliaNew Zealand ACMA Declaration of Conformity
Compliance level 3
General
Dimensions
18 in antenna RD418HD 521 mm x 247 mm 205 in x 97 in
24 in antenna RD424HD 652 mm x 247 mm 2567 in x 97 in
Weight
18 in antenna RD418HD 95 kg 21 lbs
24 in antenna RD424HD 10 kg 22 lbs
Supply voltage Either 12 V dc or 24 V dc nominal
Minimum108 V
Maximum 33 V
Power consumption 60 W 25 W standby
Waterproof to IPX6
Operating temperature range 10C to 55C
Humidity Up to 95 at 35C
Maximum wind speed 100 kts
Maximum range scale 48 Nautical miles specification Type
Solidstate modulator driving magnetron
Transmit frequency 9405 MHz 25 MHz
Peak power output 4 kW
Duplexer Circulator
Standby mode Magnetron heater ON
Magnetron control ON
All other services OFF
Range Nm Expanded range Nm Pulse width ns PRF
18 14 75 3 kHz
12 100 3 kHz
34 18 14 150 3 kHz
12 200 3 kHz
112 34 330 2 kHz
3 430 15 kHz
112 520 13 kHz
6 12 24 48 3 6 12 24 48 900 820 Hz
Antenna
Type Patch array
Beamwidth nominal Horizontal 49 18 in antenna 39 24 in antenna
Vertical 25
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Polarization Horizontal
Rotation speed 24 rpm nominal
48 rpm with compatible Intermediate frequency 70 MHz
Receiver Linear
Receiver noise Less than 5 dB including low noise converter and IF amplifier
Bandwidth Matched digital filter for each pulse specification
34 HD Digital Radome Users

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