Anyone use hunting rangefinders to test laser defense?

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  1. PHILBERT

    PHILBERT Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    YouTube fed me a video (AI at work...LOL) of someone testing his ALP jammer with a Bushnell GForce 1300 manufactured by LTI. Might even be someone from the RDF who posted that, I don't know.

    Does anyone here use rangefinders for testing? If so, which brands or models are both affordable and detected by ALP and TMG systems?

    I think that GForce ARC 1300 is a fair price for testing. Much cheaper than the "real deal". I could swing one of those, but wonder if there are different versions that may not have the same LTI algorithm, thus not triggering my TMG system.

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    Not recommended, unless the LEO uses that too to write you a ticket...

    You are in NY. There are plenty of users with access to a slew of LEO grade lidar guns that you can test with. Would be much cheaper than either option.
     
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    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    Hey @PHILBERT reach out to me via PM for testing
     
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    Instead, why dont you use a TSS for hunting/target practice ranging?
     
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    No, They do not work correctly for testing laser jammers since laser jammers are designed to confuse guns on speed readings not a single distance reading.
     
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    The video I watched showed a G-Force DX being jammed by an ALP. The author showed an area where it punched through on his driver's side headlight. He also showed it being made by LTI. So, for around $250 it looked to be a low cost tester. Not really a Dragon Eye or anything, but a low cost head tester. With concerns of heads burning out, regular verification would be of interest. Yes, I can borrow the Marksman 20/20 from my employer (no, I'm not a Fudd), but I'd rather have my own. It's small and powerful. And it's affordable.

    I get that it doesn't continuously fire, but it must fire enough pulses to trigger the ALP, no? I do appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

    @Andrew21 Thanks, I'll PM you.

    Phil
     
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    Definitely come down to NYC and get tested by Andrew or something. The range finders and speed LIDAR work on the same principle but the software is very different. The range finders will tell you if a head is working or not. But it won't tell you if you have an optimum install.
     
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    Police are not allowed to use range finder lidar as they are not certified and calibrated to be used specifically for that purpose. A lot of legal runaround with lidar guns and radar.
     
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