TX or Standard Sensor for Front?

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  1. CRS123

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    So, I'm pondering adding a bit more muscle to my front protection here in California. So far no dragons, but more and more front hits from TrueSpeed S and ProLaser 3. I get hit coming around curves, going downhill with the LEO shooting from the bottom of the hill, and regular straight on shots.... so I'm wondering if the TX head would give me better up/down left/right angle coverage over the standard sensor. So would you recommend the 2 standard (which I have now) and add a third standard in the middle, or the two standard and a TX head (yellow rectangle in the pic)? Note..the yellow rectangle meets the 20" from street requirement. I've already given up food and shelter to make my lease payments on my bucket list ride, so cost is also a consideration :)
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions. NOTE: Outside sensors have been move out slightly since this pic was taken.....you can also see the DSP NetRadar head.
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    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    Definitely go with the TX sensor. For the legacy guns in your area, you'll be fine. But if the lizard comes to town, you'll have to place your heads better for it
     
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    Since budget is a factor , i can give you my experience.
    On the front of my kia sorento i have 3 Rx , i can jtg a lizard compact with occasional PT @ 400 feet .
    On a mercedes e63 having Rx/Tx/Rx i can get occasional PT @ 500 feet .
    Since those tests , on both car we pulled out the Rxs by 1/4 inch and we get even better result.

    Personally i find 3 Rx well positioned are almost excellent , more so your front
    is smaller than mine.

    PS : i would put yours sensors a bit higher ...very personnal.
     
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    Go with the TX for sure and you need to move your other 2 sensors UP--they are too low, either put them above on the black bar or go right under the hood lip!
     
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    Thank you for your replies and suggestions! . With one TX and two RX, am I correct in rembering that when I’m shot only one of the RX sensors fires while the other is receive only? Not sure if I’m remembering right. Also...against non dragons,(regular California guns) would my TX plus 2 RX provide more robust coverage i.e. more forgiving coverage due to my lower Existing RX sensor placement? I have very limited choices of placement due to this being a leased car.
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    Legacy guns, all fire. So you'll have 6 diodes going. Incredible coverage. No worries there
    With the lizard, 2-RX will receive while the TX transmits. Can't go into it and will stop with that.
     
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    Hello all, if it’s ok I would like to ask a question about TX heads. I’ve been looking around at some laser jammers and I never understood what a TX head is/does.


    Jack
     
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    The TX head transmits. “TX” is electronics shorthand for “transmit”. It doesn’t receive (RX). It can do more and better transmitting instead.
     
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    JRussle Learning to Drive General User

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    So is it required to have at least 1 TX head to jam lidar?


    Jack
     
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    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    No. There’s no universal, one-size-fits-all solution. You’ve got some catching up to do. Take it easy, start researching, and you’ll get there.
     
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    My suggestion to you is only look at ALP because everything else is simply not as good. That said, the standard ALP sensors have a receiver (multiple in each head actually if I recall) and a single transmitter. The TX on the other hand is only a transmitting sensor so it’s packed with 3 transmitting diodes.

    Please start your own thread if you have more questions about laser jammers. You’re kinda stealing CRS’s thread with these questions imo.
     
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    Thanks Andrew for your help and info. Think I’ll save my pennies and go TX for more robust coverage. I understand why you want to limit certain info to the advanced section. Some day I hope to join you all there
    CHEERS
    CRS
     
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    Not only that, the TX will give you more coverage overall. Plus if one of your diodes from the RX ever dies, the TX will be able to cover it (if placement of sensors is ideal)
     
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