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Following the presentation of papers at the IEEE/URSI Special Session on HF Radar at Vancouver, B.C., Canada, an afternoon was devoted to discussion of the status of HF radar technology for ocean-surface remote sensing and surveillance. Participants included previous speakers and authors, as well as members of the audience. The status summary can be grouped into two categories: the capabilities of the various systems, and their accuracies. The present section is formulated from: a) notes of the discussion taken by the two editors; b) notes taken by J.R. Barnum of SRI International and R.A. Williams of NOM, whose assistance is gratefully acknowledged; and c) information gleaned from the manuscripts submitted and published in this Special Issue. Two main classes of HF radar systems are treated separately here: ground-wave and skywave radars.