I don't think the cloners will really stand a chance. The real magic is the programmer/s for the FPGA. Without that sort of expert experience it's going to be hard to duplicate. Keep in mind Escort already had a FPGA in their Max 360c but the programming didn't maximize the functionality.
Thanks @RaggedEdge for putting in the time and effort to do this test. Also, thanks to @Jag42 for the continued effort to better TMG's LJs. It's promising to see the improvements and I look forward to seeing what the future development brings.
Have you ever considered a "try it before you buy it" or "love it or leave it" type program? I'm certainly no businessman but I wonder if this could be another revenue stream for those big box returns rather than just a typical inventory close out? Certainly the major operating expenses would be...
Welcome @Kurt870! You've received some really good advice this far. Specific to NWA, I would start with running the R3 in Advanced made turning X band off, setting K at 60%, running Ka Segmented with bands 2,4,5,6, and 8. Like @thebravo said, turn TSF on, K filter on, and K block on.
This is some really good quality advice! I've always known about the Allen screws making the ground for the NMO mount but have never considered verifying a positive ground for the trunk lid. Thanks a million!
Welcome Jon! As an owner of the BCD436HP, I'm definitely familiar with your work over on RR. Quality stuff! Hopefully you find RDF warm and inviting and will hang around to share your knowledge with us.