We have been outspoken in our critique of Simrad’s Halo radar. We felt that its ability to pick targets out of sea clutter was poor, making it dangerous to rely on. We are pleased to report now that after adding Simrad’s Velocity Track software, our Halo is working very well.The photo above is taken in the Beaufort, NC entrance channel. Seas are four to seven feet. The Halo radar now easily paints the closely spaced entrance buoys, as well as 25-35 foot fishing yachts.
The photo above at four mile range clearly shows separation between closely spaced channel buoys, as well as small yacht targets at the bottom of the screen. This is on full auto. We could do better fiddling with the controls. Cory McMahon of Triton Marine was aboard and feels the Simrad Halo radar is now as good as any yacht radar. He services and/or sells them all, and as our experienced is limited we suggest his opinion should carry more weight.