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lion-g
10th Apr 2011, 14:06
Hi Guys,

Just heard this for the very first time. If you are being locked on by a ground primary radar, your weather radar will have a strip of return on your ND (due to interferences?).

Any comments ?

Cheers,
lion-g

Checkboard
10th Apr 2011, 14:17
http://www.pprune.org/tech-log/382756-weather-radar-returns.html

Collins manual states the following

ALIEN RADAR
The WXR-2100 radar incorporates a sophisticated alien radar rejection
algorithm that is designed to prevent interference from other airborne
weather radars. However, high power military radars and military
radar-jamming systems will “burn through” and cause display artifacts



This is followed by a picture showing a "spike"

http://www.pprune.org/tech-log/344799-wx-radar-used-military-identification.html

Honeywell RDR4000 manual.

EFFECTS OF INTERFERING RF SOURCES
An interfering radio frequency (RF) source operating at a frequency close to
the radar’s operating frequency can create unusual returns on the display
(see figure below). These returns will appear as a single wedge of radar
return that extends from very close range (< 5 nm) out to maximum range for
the selected range scale. The wedge will typically cover from 3 to 5 degrees
in azimuth and may, depending on the strength of the source, appear from
green to red. These returns are caused by Continuous Wave (CW) sources of
RF radiation.
CW RF sources that can cause this effect include:
• CW Military Radar
• Radar Jamming Equipment
• Satellite Uplink Equipment
Adjusting the manual gain may help alleviate the effect of the interfering
source but the effect will not completely disappear until the interfering source
is no longer in the radar’s field of view and that area of the memory has been
refreshed.

lion-g
10th Apr 2011, 14:27
Hi,

Thanks for the prompt reply. Must have missed it while reading thru the manuals.

Cheers,
lion-g