by Dom Wiseman

The all-new pulse compression radar, the HALO24, from world leading fishing electronics brand, Lowrance, is a combination of what Lowrance do best – unbeatable performance, reliability, with a sleek design to match.

An incredibly lightweight new design, the Lowrance HALO24 dome radar places safety and performance at the forefront.  The announcement of Lowrance’s latest pulse compression radar, is an industry first, with 60rpm high-speed rotation at distances of up to 2 nautical miles. It is the lightest 24-inch pulse compression radar dome on the market.

The HALO24 dome radar holds a fast refresh rate, which is excellent for high-speed and short-range tracking, translating to high-quality short, mid, and long-range detection capability, of up to 48 nautical miles and is designed to process multiple ranges simultaneously.

Featuring integrated VelocityTrack Doppler technology, this advanced technology provides instant visual feedback on the motion of radar targets in relation to the boat. Approaching vessels are colour coded, providing you with high visibility, while de-emphasising diverging targets. The Lowrance HALO24 dome radar also includes MARPA functionality, increasing situational awareness and decreasing the risk of collision.

“The HALO24 dome radar was designed with the latest innovations in radar technology,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. “With our products, it’s vital that we offer something that no one else has — with the HALO24, anglers will get unmatched radar speeds, an easy user experience with multiple viewing modes, and an advanced feeling of safety with all potential hazards visible on screen.”

In only seconds, the HALO dome radar will boot from low-power standby to full functionality in any of the three available modes; harbour, weather, or bird. The different power-level options ensure high-speed radar coverage, exactly when you need it. Incredibly easy to use, the radar will optimise up to 18 different parameters for each pre-defined mode ensuring the ultimate view.

Already available on the market from authorised dealers in Australia and New Zealand, the Lowrance HALO24 dome radar requires an ethernet-connected Lowrance multifunction display or radar control unit to function. A heading sensor and GPS receiver are required for the MARPA target tracking.