SART Tester

SART Tester handheld and lightweight

General description

The International Marine Organization requires that all GMDSS equipment is maintained to ensure it meets the appropriate performance requirements. In the event of test failure, ships maybe detained in Port.

The 9GHz Search and rescue radar transponders (RADAR-SART) is important safety device and it must be checked regularly, annually or during shore-based maintenance.

The SART Tester is designed to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of any Radar-SART in accordance with the requirements of SOLAS - 74/88 and other local classification authorities.

The SART Tester is specified equipment for ship surveyors, classification societies and administrative authorities.

The SART Tester allows ensuring the SART meets the appropriate performance requirements. The SART Tester is portable and easy in use. It is far more effective and reliable than the primitive self-test function offered by any SART. The test results shown on LCD display or printed make easy the further analysis of the SART efficiency.

NATO Serial Number: 6625-12-379-2933

SART Tester fast check

Operation / Features

It is very simple to check RADAR-SART operation by means of SART Tester.

Turn on the tester and then turn on the RADAR-SART. Make sure that there is at least 1,5 meters distance between the tester and the SART and make simple actions to carry out the test procedure.

The SART Tester will receive the RADAR-SART signal, measure the frequency carrier, signal duration, frequency sweep number and estimate the power level of emitted signal.
The time of one measurement cycle does not exceed 2 minutes.

All data will be saved in memory for further processing. The measured data can be viewed by means of built-in LCD or can be transferred to any PC or laptop.

The tester is lightweight, hand-held and user-friendly in usage, has keyboard and LCD with backlight.

The tester power supply is performed by built-in rechargeable power supply unit.


  • All manufacturers RADAR-SART can be tested;
  • Reception the signal within the range of 9140…9560 Mhz frequencies;
  • Easy and quick audio-control of the sweep signal presence;
  • Internal database of received messages;
  • Easy connection to PC, laptop, notebook to process the stored data;
  • Windows user friendly desktop application for database storage and review, process and test reports printout;
  • Long life batteries, easy replace;
  • Easy recalibration without returning back to factory;
  • 1year warranty.
SART Tester connected to laptop

Connection to PC or laptop

After all tests are done usually it is required to process the measured data, prepare and print the test reports.

Thus the RADAR-SART Tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of special cable included in standard delivery set and special software available on this website. The minimal requirements are Microsoft OS, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and at least 1 physical COM-port.
No special hardware configuration is required.

So, it is very simple to connect the tester to PC. Connect one side of the cable to tester and other to PC. No software installation is required. Just run the executive file and press DOWNLOAD MESSAGE button. All saved data will be transferred to PC.

SART Tester Complete Set

Complete set of the RADAR SART Tester

  • RADAR-SART Tester
  • PC Cable (Tester’s outlet – COM-Port)
  • Power supply and recharge unit
  • Windows software and drivers
  • Technical description and operation manual (English)
  • Device packing

Technical description

The tester allows to perform:

  • automatic measurement of SART parameters. The time of one measurement cycle does not exceed 2 minutes.
  • measurement of response signal carrier frequency within the range 9140…9560Mhz;
  • measurement of response signal duration within the range of 50…150mcs;
  • indication of response signal power level within the range of Рr=300…950mW;
  • 1 cycle operation time without recharging is not less 7 hours;
  • automatic monitoring of checked parameters with displaying them on LCD and connection to PC for further processing;
  • storage of 10 measured parameter blocks in the nonvolatile memory.

The current consumption of the device power supplied by batteries (built-in battery 6 V) in standby mode is < 85 mA and in measurement mode is < 270 mA.

The built-in battery of the device can be charged by power supply adaptor from 220V AC network. Maximum battery charging time does not exceed 16 hours.

The device guarantees the accuracy of voltage monitoring and indication on liquid crystal display within ± 5%.
Measurement of SART parameters is made through the broadcast by means of antenna.

According to service conditions the device is designed for operation in the internal shielded ship rooms at the temperature +5°С +55°С, and relative air humidity of 95%.


Specifications / Brochure

Complete specification and advertising brochure of SART Tester. Available in PDF format.

Technical Description and User Manual

Complete technical description and operation user manual for RADAR SART Tester is available in PDF format.

Operation video manuals

User guide video manuals for RADAR SART Tester are available online.


Here you can download latest version of software for SART Tester. No installation is required. OS Windows.


The FTDI drivers are required when tester is connected to PC. Install drivers first before running software.

Test report example

Examples of test reports created by SART Tester Software. The test report is important logical completition of test process.