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in Bug Report by (210 points)
once the radar tower hits 100% you can toggle standby or cut the power to it and reconnect it and it will go to 105% after 5 mins. not sure if it expands the area on the map or not
by (500 points)
I got 5 towers. First is at 109% and don't scan more. Seccond at 100 rest is about 60-80... and don't scan more. Scan can overlap map - I have one far at west and it scan east part map too.
% seams depend of height where you put tower. Try build very tall platform and place it there.
by (2.5k points)
Why is expanded range a bug?  It says to build it as high as possible.  If it will scan to 100% of it's "natural" range on flat or slightly elevated ground, it stands to reason that it will be able to scan farther if its vantage point is higher.

Just like in real life.  Watch towers are high, elevated positions so you can see further.  A watch tower on the ground has no more visual range than anyone else.  So hypothetically, if you build a tower high enough in the middle of the map, it might be able to scan the whole map . . . with just one tower.  If the scan area shape is like some sort of flattened parabolic dome (like a contact lens) then the higher the dome is lifted in the air, the further out the edges of the dome will reach.  The number that it is showing that is higher than 100% is possibly due to the elevation and has nothing to do with being a bug.
by (210 points)
when it gets to 100% it normally stops and the timer stays at 0:00. so it is intended to stop. but if you mess with the power it keeps going. seems like a bug to me.
if it's higher it may reveal more but 100% is 100%

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by (6.8k points)
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I did build a tower approximately at the center of the map at the highest point (right next to the exit of the big "nuclear tunnel" in the middel of the map), on top the highest rock there (attention: gas). On top of the rock, I did build a plattform which goes even higher (to avoid the gas, when at the radar tower). From there, on top of the tower, I can see the whole map (at night, without fog). Right now, I'm at 114%. Testing continues....

Edit: 118%. Testing continues...

Edit: 123%. Testing continues...

Edit: 127%. Testing continues...

Edit: 132%. Testing continues...

Edit: 136%. Testing continues...

Edit: 141%. My radar screen at the control panel of the tower is a square now. Testing continues...

Edit: 145%. Very beautiful, when the "night sun" rises. Testing continues...

Edit: 150%. The night is so much shorter than the day (didn't realize that before). Testing continues...

Edit: 155%. With the tower, I'm covering now the whole map form east to west (and the south). Testing continues...

Edit: 159%. Some very tiny, higher areas in the far east and the far west still remain black on the map. But that should be going away soon. Testing continues...

Edit: 164%. I'm covering also the coastal area directly to the north of the map now. I'm not covering the northeast and northwest areas (deserts) so far. Testing continues...

Edit: 168%. Still some black dots at the far east and west. Testing continues...

Edit: 173%. Black dots in the east are gone. Testing continues...

Edit: 177%. Approaching the northwest edge of the land. Testing continues...

Edit: 182%. All of the blue water surrounding the map on the east and most of the water in the west is covered now. Testing continues...

Edit: 186%. One rocky plattform on the far west of the map (coast, near the oil nodes) remains half black. Testing continues...

Edit: 191%. I nearly reached the northeast and northwest of the land. Testing continues...

Edit: 195%. I will end this test, when passing 200%. Testing continues...

Edit: 200%. Northwest edge is covered, northeast to come. One more cycle. Testing continues...

Edit: 205%. Tower is still scanning. Should be able to go even further. Test ends now.

Conclusion: There are two of the big stone arcs which remain black so far (one on the westcoast, one on the northnortheast of the map). The rest of the map is fully covered.

Thanks for listening...
by (380 points)
Wow! That's amazing!
by (6.8k points)
+1
Just a quick final: with 265% all of the map is scanned, including all the water surrounding the map (provided that you chose a very high spot somewhere in the middle of the map for towerplacement). I agree, that this is a bug, or at least wasn't intended by the developers - since you have to turn the tower off and on again on every cycle you do beyond 100%.
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