Why doesn’t the X Band radar work? Spot the problem. Derek says: Note the lack of waveguide which had [allegedly] been washed away in a particularly nasty Southern Ocean blow! Taken around 1985 when I went to fix it! P and O BSL bulker Aurora/GUSS. There were a few spare lengths of waveguide on board as the ship was notorious for shaking itself to pieces, but nowhere near enough to get this one running again. Had to fix the S-Band and then slave the two displays from that transceiver. We replaced the whole X-Band waveguide run from turning unit to transceiver with new-fangled flexi stuff when we got to Rotterdam.