Object Class: Radar transponder beacon
CORRECTION to object class in S-57 Edition 3.1.2
The attributes PEREND and PERSTA have been added to object class Radar transponder beacon.
Acronym: RTPBCN (P)
Set Attribute_A: *CATRTB; DATEND; DATSTA; NOBJNM; OBJNAM; PEREND; PERSTA; RADWAL; SECTR1; SECTR2; SIGGRP; SIGSEQ; STATUS; VALMXR;
Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;
Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;
A transponder beacon transmitting a coded signal on radar frequency, permitting an interrogating craft to determine the bearing and range of the transponder. Also called racon. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 4137)
INT 1: IS 2-3;
The object class 'radar transponder beacon' is only used to encode the technical equipment independent of the structure on which it is located (e.g. a beacon, light-vessel or tower).
Distinction: radar line; radar range; radar station;