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    VIP Antenna Errors

    Even when it’s not broken it could be quirky and bewildering at times. As owners we’ve seen it both do absolutely incredible things on radar and laser and then the next day it can do something that totally makes us lose trust in the system.
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    Ka band falses from Tesla?

    Good point — the R7 doesn’t seem to sweep above 35.700. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Ka band falses from Tesla?

    Tesla uses one of two W band radars (either a Bosch MRR14 or a Continental ARS series, newer cars use the Continental unit) It seems like something about the Bosch unit in particular generates extremely weak 35.xxx false alerts — I would guess a harmonic from something on the antenna board. You...
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    The new Pixel 4 phone will now have radar...just what we need

    Sorry sorry! What I meant to say was: wrapping high voltage power transformers in tinfoil sticks it to the man!
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    The new Pixel 4 phone will now have radar...just what we need

    This kind of radar isn't going to interfere with your CMs and it's also not going to cook you -- it's meant to measure a person inches away, even less concerning than, say, communicating with a cell tower a mile away (which doesn't even have much actual science supporting health concerns) From...
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    Stinger USA/Canada Update

    Definitely agree with others about the installation challenge. The squares can mostly be installed sensibly by leveling the squares with a level. However the fibers are a challenge. Both getting the angle right, making sure it stays correct, and how they are spaced together. If you can get...
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    Beltronics Magnum Not Picking Up DALA Or DETC

    Never tried the Magnum but on the Redline, the BS/RDR update added the ability to alert to TSS and DET ECCM. But for the Redline we had to send in our units, so who knows if it was a hardware or software change.
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    Stinger All Fiber Laser marketing email for September 24, 2018.

    I’m curious too. With the setup I had with LAB it was shocking how some guns it felt bulletproof and then other guns even directly shooting the RX or TX sensors it was nearly IPT. I would definitely like to see this product succeed. We need more options in the laser CM space especially.
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    Stinger All Fiber Laser marketing email for September 24, 2018.

    That's definitely a good point. I think the key here is that if BRD/ALP personally performed an install, we should take the results with a grain of salt in terms of how they'd translate to other cars. That's more akin to what Stinger is suggesting. It's still a very good data point because if...
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    Stinger All Fiber Laser marketing email for September 24, 2018.

    FWIW I’ve seen in the past, this kind of fine tuning results in excellent results for that particular car but doesn’t translate into how the system might perform for everyone else. Especially when the modifications aren’t intuitive, it’s hopeless to expect another installer to be able to tune...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    The RG module seems to be to address a shortage of IO pins on the HW1 CPU box. There’s not any significant radar processing done on the ALP box. The radar processing all gets done in the antenna and the central CPU simply gets notifications like “Ka 34.7 3 bars”. Usually you want the central CPU...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    Except that just reflects priorities. ALP has demonstrated that the same processor they use to handle laser capabilities can also act as a radar interface. And detectors like the R7 are already dedicating one DSP per horn, it’s not all that unreasonable that a $700 detector would add another $2...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    At around 100ft ALP and the MaxCi shifters alert if I shoot 2 feet above my roofline. So they have several feet of sensitivity, beyond the clocking beam of the LIDAR gun. Super impressive how sensitive laser jammers are in receive mode. And they don’t even alert unless they can positively ID a...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    You’re right, I forgot about those detectors! Actually Cobras were generally good at laser too. It was my first detector and I got a scatter save with it. It didn’t make up for all their other shortcomings but credit where credit is due.
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    So ideal example of why it can be useful: last week I got lasered by the local sheriffs running TSS. As a handheld binocular gun the aim is super shaky unless they stabilize it on something. I got 5 LIDAR alerts over the course of 3 blocks before finally seeing the cop target me directly. The...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    The RLEX and Redline are excellent LIDAR detectors IMO. They have a bunch of receive diodes in the front. They detect every gun used, and they rarely false too except to the same sources that ALPs false Poliscan to. The MAX detectors are alright but not nearly as sensitive as the Redline...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    I’ve tried TSS, DESL ECCM on, and Stalker XLR. It’s either VPR or high pulse rate that seems to be the culprit.... but ironically I don’t have any low pulse rate guns to test. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    That’s where I stand on this as well. If any vendor decides to stop making laser detection a feature, I wouldn’t mind that at all. If anyone wants to put ZR5/ALP style extreme sensitivity + gun ID into a box for LIDAR protection, that would be a fun product to test. But for me it’s simple: if...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    Escort depending on detector follows 2 as well. Like the Redline couldn’t detect DET before the BS/RDR update too. But certainly no radar detector has the fancy hardware/software that jammers have to identify guns by pulse pattern though IMO there’s no reason other than cost why they can’t...
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    Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

    My R3 and R7 don’t detect TSS, Stalker XLR, or DragonEye at all. It detects a few of my remote controls so yeah maybe it’ll detect a 20 year old Ultralyte or something, but there’s definitely many modern guns that Unidens currently don’t detect.
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