Announcing New Simrad HALO20+, HALO20

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  1. Bob Easterday says:

    One thing I’m curious about with these new radars is whether the MFD needs to be of the same manufacturer in order to take advantage of all of its features. For example would this radar be fully functional with a Garmin MFD?

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Bob, almost all radar scanners only work with displays of the same brand, or in this case the three Navico brands, which are close siblings.

      But Garmin has the Fantom 18, which actually 20-inches in diameter. Which may sound strange, but scanner model naming is not consistent. Navico Halo uses the radome diameter, Garmin the actual antenna length, and Raymarine the max range (so Quantum Q24 series radomes are 19.3-inch in diameter).

      • Bob Easterday says:

        Thanks Ben. I appreciate the definitive answer even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. The Garmin systems look decent enough. I’m just always on the lookout for new features, particularly close-in performance.

  2. Bob McDowell says:

    Ben, will the Halo 20 work with either the Simrad NSE12 series or the B&G Touch 7? I have the Simrad below and the touch at the helm. If it will work with these plotters which should I make as the master in the ethernet chain? Thank you for a great site! Bob (now coming to you from Manchester, UK)

  3. Bob McDowell says:

    Thanks Ben, I am actually seeing conflicting information from Simrad and B&G. I have asked both companies but have not gotten an answer. So I am still in the dark.

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