I have been learning the features of the new Simrad electronics we installed on the FNP. One of the features I like best is the dual range set up for the Halo radar. This allows you to run two separate instances of the radar simultaneously at two different ranges. For example, you can have one on 1/8 mile looking very close to the boat for buoys or other items and another at say 2 miles to give you a better big picture view. Or perhaps you want one in at 1-3 miles to watch for boats, buoys, etc…, and the other at 24 miles watching the weather.
What is particularly cool is that the digital radar is tuning for both ranges to optimize the returns you are showing at those ranges. Its not just a zoomed in picture of the same radar return.
While you can also select two different modes for the radar such as bird mode, harbor mode, weather mode, or offshore mode, where the mode results in higher or lower speed of rotation of the radar array, the system must pick one speed or the other and cannot simultaneously rotate at two different speeds.
Here is a short video of how to set this up on your Evo3 display.
Hope you find this useful and that it helps get you out there to catch ’em up!