Countermeasure Testing -- Chicagoland

Discussion in 'Testing Group Discussion' started by DaveD, Mar 29, 2018.

What is your preferred testing location? These locations span NW to SW suburbs of Chicago

Poll closed Apr 21, 2018.
  1. Mt Prospect, IL

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  2. Addison, IL

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  3. Downers Grove, IL

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  4. Mokena, IL

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  5. No Preference

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  6. Other: (list response)

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  1. DaveD

    DaveD Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Looking to organize a CM Testing Meet around the Chicago Area. I will be bringing a Stalker ATR (34.7 Ka) and a Pro Laser 3. Time frame is mid to late April, on a Saturday, cause I work Sunday nights. I encourage everyone to bring different guns so we get an opportunity to test a wide range. However, PL3 or PL4 is likely what will be seen in the area as far as laser is concerned. Reply if you're interested so I can get a head count. I'll reach out to interested parties with more specific details as interest is expressed.

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    Ok. I can bring an older Falcon K band and Stalker as well.

    The hardest part is finding a suitable location.
     
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    Agreed. I'll be looking into that over the next week or so. Recommendations are welcome

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    Updating the thread with a few details. Also, hoping to get some more interested parties if they are available.

    Date: April 21st, or April 28th
    Time: (depends on interested parties, how many CMs needing tested, etc.) ~11am-3pm
    Location: (will be most beneficial for the group, so NW Suburbs probably) ...Need more time to research available areas; should have an idea by Monday.

    **Note: If there are any interested parties that are located at the cardinal extremities of ChicagoLand, I can accommodate by shifting the location (a little); let me know if there are any SE Wisconsin, North Central IL, or North Central IN enthusiasts that are interested, and we can discuss location.
     
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    I am interested if it's on the 21st (assuming the snow is done by then). Located in IN but will travel. I have a Talon 35.5 as well.

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    Nice....so....you bringin' the GTO? :D

    Ya, I can hammer down the 21st for sure (save for any snow issues). @Tallyho, does that work for you?

    I'll be updating the thread throughout the week with possible locations; hopefully we can agree on one by Friday.

    So, just for readability and confirmation, we've got the following guns:

    Radar:
    Talon 35.5
    Stalker ATR 34.7 (I will try to make sure it's calibrated correctly, but I think Rob may have done it already; not sure)
    Stalker (#2)
    Falcon K band

    Lidar:
    Pro Laser 3
     
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    Don't really have any radar guns beside the Bushnell K band, and r1 and uniden lrd950. Live in Westmont would to join?

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    Sure, guns not required; you're good to join. :)

    I'll put together a list of interested parties at the end of the week for confirmation. This list will be sourced from this thread, so anyone that just says "I'm interested" will be tallied.
     
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    I created a Poll so we can unanimously choose the location as a group. I will use the poll results after End Of Day Friday to start honing in on the testing site. That way, if others show interest, they too can participate in the poll. Once the location is hammered down, we can start discussing further plans, rotations, and other workflow items so we can be organized. Thanks for everyone's patience and participation! :)
     
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    The GTO is enjoying life as a garage queen, so I'll probably bring my Scat Pack, the road warrior!

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    If you decide to hold another this summer, I'd be willing to bring what I list in my signature. I'm only 2.5 hrs away from frim Chicago proper.
     
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    we usually do several testing days one in the spring, one in the summer and one in the fall in SE WI.

    I'm busy on the 21st but could be available on the 28th but would rather wait for the guys in WI to be available as they have the majority of guns in the area.
     
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    I'll be looking for something around that time, then.
     
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    Ya, let me know when you guys in WI plan your next event; I'd be willing to join and help out for sure. As far as THIS event, the 21st seems to be the most compatible for the group.
     
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    Have you narrowed down the list of possible test sites yet! BTW, we typically send the specific test site information out by PM to everyone that is signed up rather then listing it on a public forum.

    GTO_04
     
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    There's very few places in Chicago area compatible for testing. this is why MWCTG always uses SE Wisconsin.
     
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    @GTO_04, I mentioned I would let everyone know the specifics that showed interest, etc, in this thread. I'll start a PM with everyone on it shortly with what I have, and we can discuss opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. I am off work Tuesday to Sunday (April 17-22) so I'll have a solid 3 days or so to put the finishing touches on the event...whatever decisions need to be made by then that are left, we can iron out well before Saturday.

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    The testing event went very well! Thanks to @Tallyho and @GTO_04 for joining! We will be going through footage and I'll be graphing results later in the week. Detectors tested we're R3, R1, an V1. Also, my LI 8.9s were tested against my PL3. Some data that seemed very apparent was that 34.7 was detected from a couple miles out, 35.5 was interestingly detected at about 1/2 that distance between all detectors. And the PL3 is indeed an easy gun to jam. Lol

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    Not unexpected considering the power output of both guns. Looking forward to the results!
     
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    Shoot i missed this. I would have loved to meet with you guys for testing. Looking forward to results as well. Please mention @ me at results post if possible. Are the results going to be in feet?

    I'm by Mt.Prospect area but i would be willing to meet at next testing in any Chicagoland area or SE Wisconsin for R series testing with Stalkers ATR, Stalker II and 35.5 testing. 33.8 would be interesting if anyone has that gun.

    K band testing would be fun too especially with TSF ON and different K sensitivity settings.

    If you guys do another one please @ mention me in the post or PM. I would love to meet up.

    Anyone know if there is ANY difference in distance detection between Stalker ATR vs Stalker II or are they the same as far as transmission detection by our RD?
     
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