Radar System Preventive Maintenance Recommendation
|Magnus, Dan - Avionics Tech Rep - Lincoln, NE (LNK). Aviation professional since 1976.
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Typically, the winter months are the time of year that your radar system gets little use. You may be asking yourself, is it necessary for me to run my radar system during the winter season?
Our experience at Duncan Aviation has shown that running your radar system during the off season does not shorten its life but may actually extend it and that of the magnetron. There is a higher instance of spoking and intermittent transmitters for customers who have not run their radar systems during the winter months.
We recommend you turn your system on every few weeks over the winter. This simple preventative measure will ensure your radar is functioning properly when you need it and hopefully extend its life.
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