MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, March 7, 2015

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We used the same course as the last test: https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=39545

First thing to note, the Bee III was not functioning properly, so we did not get those results.

Instead of having the Falcon HR horizontal like we did last time, we had it vertical, like how most police would use it, which we see a huge increase in detection.

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During the K band testing, the * denotes a large pickup had parked in front of the radar vehicle. As we can see, it had no noticeable difference in detection. The ** denotes the first alert dropped for a moment at 1,478', but it was picked up and eventually dropped off at 2,428'. We even had some fun and did band specific testing (K only, drop Ka from detection, denoted as r2).

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How did the Stinger VIP do against LIDAR? Not so well.

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We did have a little bit of fun with LIDAR too. If you have never had the opportunity to shoot a LE-10, it is pretty fun, especially when you shoot multiple guns against it.

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Click here for part 2 for the more fun stuff.
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

No 9500ci? I am disappoint :(
Mine isn't installed and [MENTION=323]PointerCone[/MENTION]'s Mustang is still in storage.
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Redline and latest V1 seem to be still king with good results. What was the humidity/weather temps/conditions? Thank you for sharing the results and the hard work that goes into testing.
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Redline and latest V1 seem to be still king with good results. What was the humidity/weather temps/conditions? Thank you for sharing the results and the hard work that goes into testing.
73% humity High of 28F Low of 16F Sunny
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

No S7... NO S7...???

lol... you have it... I know you do...

No Max... NO MAX???

I know you have em... I know you do...
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

No S7... NO S7...???

lol... you have it... I know you do...

No Max... NO MAX???

I know you have em... I know you do...
The max is the wimp at that table.
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

How many times you wanna kick that kid in the nuts?
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

:)
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

What is the FILM? In the 2 Laser Tests? Was it locked from 1100 feet in or just random PT's?
 
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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

I'm seeing similar results with my tests. I told you guys not to count out the V1 and Redline just yet. Considering Stinger's price tag it should have done much better IMHO, but I would like to have seen the install on the test vehicle. If you happen to have a picture of where it was mounted that would be useful. I'm seeing significant differences in overall reception based on the mounting location (high vs low, behind bumper vs outside of bumper, center of window vs a-pillar). Also the number of antenna's and their configuration also make a big difference. Also curious what happened to the Stinger on the 35.5 test? That is where it really shines! oh well...
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Interesting that ka could be picked up at over a mile but not k band
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Interesting that ka could be picked up at over a mile but not k band
Low powered, polarized K band will do that to you. Also as we found out at the last meet, not only is the detection reduced but the effective kill zone is also reduced. It's a double edged sword where the officer definitely gets less range.
 

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Low powered, polarized K band will do that to you. Also as we found out at the last meet, not only is the detection reduced but the effective kill zone is also reduced. It's a double edged sword where the officer definitely gets less range.
Just these guns or k band in general? B/c all the k band I have ran into when I get close enough will peg my redline at full bars whereas all the ka I have ever ran into no matter how close has never fully pegged out my redline. It will be strong enough to give me a solid tone but not light up all bars
 
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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

I'm seeing similar results with my tests. I told you guys not to count out the V1 and Redline just yet. Considering Stinger's price tag it should have done much better IMHO, but I would like to have seen the install on the test vehicle. If you happen to have a picture of where it was mounted that would be useful. I'm seeing significant differences in overall reception based on the mounting location (high vs low, behind bumper vs outside of bumper, center of window vs a-pillar). Also the number of antenna's and their configuration also make a big difference. Also curious what happened to the Stinger on the 35.5 test? That is where it really shines! oh well...
The Stinger did not shine on 35.5 in this test! It failed to alert at all. So there must be some firmware or hardware glitch.

Just these guns or k band in general? B/c all the k band I have ran into when I get close enough will peg my redline at full bars whereas all the ka I have ever ran into no matter how close has never fully pegged out my redline. It will be strong enough to give me a solid tone but not light up all bars
It depends more on the gun and the antenna design. It was easier to clock my G8 GT, that I used to own, with K band than with Ka band. The Genesis VP K band radar (not a low powered gun) could clock my G8 at a greater distance, and is easier to detect, than a Stalker Dual SL. The HR is a low powered K band gun so the tables are turned in that case.

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Re: MWTC - Radar and LIDAR Test, February 21, 2015

Thank You again guys for the time that you put into this and the Redline and V1 are still right there on top!
 

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