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I've got a request for you guys.

If you're interested in learning more about radar detectors, I highly recommend that you take the time to start doing some testing yourself and then sharing the results here on the forum.

You learn a LOT once you start taking the initiative to test yourself. If you have a radar gun, you learn what police officers are capable of and what their limitations are. It's a whole different side of the equation and when you see that, what the radar detector is saying starts to make way more sense. Even if you don't have your own radar gun and you start doing test passes against an officer parked on the side of the road, you can play with different settings and filters to get a sense of what impact they make on your detector in the terrain you drive in.

The whole community really depends on everyday people like you and me taking the time to contribute and share. If everyone relied on others to do the testing, nothing would get done and no one would learn anything. The more people we have testing, the more everyone benefits, YOU included.

Testing takes a good amount of time and energy to conduct and then turn around and share the results. To be honest, it's kind of hard to have just a few people trying to do everything for everyone. The more people who choose to step up and contribute, the more everyone benefits, the easier it is on the active testers, and the better idea we have all of the big picture.

I know that lots of you guys are busy and getting involved with testing doesn't interest you. I totally get that and it's not for everyone. However, for those of you who have equipment (even a radar detector) and you have the time and ability to test something that helps you and helps others, please do so! So in short, instead of simply asking others to do the work for you, I'm asking you guys to take the initiative to contribute and give to others. It's a lot of fun and you really can make a difference.

Thank you!!
 

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Any kind of testing in particular you had in mind?
 
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Any kind of testing in particular you had in mind?
Literally anything. Testing K / Ka Filters on/off, comparing the range of different detectors, maximum alert volume between detectors, pick up a Spectre on eBay and do some RDD testing, get a laser gun and do some laser sensitivity testing, test on-axis vs. off-axis sensitivity on different courses, test the reactivity of your detector... there's SO many things.

Just test whatever it is you're curious about.

Lots of people have been doing awesome stuff so far testing different mounts of power cables with their R7's, showing how the arrows work on their detectors, etc.

The point is to test, learn something new, and share. :)
 

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I've got a request for you guys.

If you're interested in learning more about radar detectors, I highly recommend that you take the time to start doing some testing yourself and then sharing the results here on the forum.

You learn a LOT once you start taking the initiative to test yourself. If you have a radar gun, you learn what police officers are capable of and what their limitations are. It's a whole different side of the equation and when you see that, what the radar detector is saying starts to make way more sense. Even if you don't have your own radar gun and you start doing test passes against an officer parked on the side of the road, you can play with different settings and filters to get a sense of what impact they make on your detector in the terrain you drive in.

The whole community really depends on everyday people like you and me taking the time to contribute and share. If everyone relied on others to do the testing, nothing would get done and no one would learn anything. The more people we have testing, the more everyone benefits, YOU included.

Testing takes a good amount of time and energy to conduct and then turn around and share the results. To be honest, it's kind of hard to have just a few people trying to do everything for everyone. The more people who choose to step up and contribute, the more everyone benefits, the easier it is on the active testers, and the better idea we have all of the big picture.

I know that lots of you guys are busy and getting involved with testing doesn't interest you. I totally get that and it's not for everyone. However, for those of you who have equipment (even a radar detector) and you have the time and ability to test something that helps you and helps others, please do so! So in short, instead of simply asking others to do the work for you, I'm asking you guys to take the initiative to contribute and give to others. It's a lot of fun and you really can make a difference.

Thank you!!
Any place to get reputable K/KA/Lidar (I know there is a sale section here so I might partake on that).

So far I have R3, R7, RPSE at my disposal.
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Any kind of testing in particular you had in mind?
Damn it! Each time I see your avatar I want a smoked salmon! You bastard!
 

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Any place to get reputable K/KA/Lidar (I know there is a sale section here so I might partake on that).

So far I have R3, R7, RPSE at my disposal.
Nice. I generally scour eBay or the buy & sell section on RDF.
 

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Nice. I generally scour eBay or the buy & sell section on RDF.
yeah if anything is sub $400 I might partake, I just got a $700 tax return so I am looking at what to get...of course I should donate it for home improvement like a good husband...but damn.
 

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34.7 Stalker ATR's can be found and they are fun to play with. Sold one and an LRB lidar not too long ago and they were both within your price range.... Keep an eye out. There is added security buying here on the forum, but deals can be found on ebay, but as always, buyer beware. Evem a K bushnell or pocket radar are fun to test with.
I've personally setup the stalker in a location where locals like to hide, and have tested to see where the kill zone is as well as how well I can detect it under optimal conditions.... Detection wasnt an issue...
Shooting lidar is by far more fun... Trying to snipe high scores in distance as well as speed!
 

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yeah if anything is sub $400 I might partake, I just got a $700 tax return so I am looking at what to get...of course I should donate it for home improvement like a good husband...but damn.
That budget is plenty.

Here's an MPH 33.8 gun for $275.


Here's a Stalker ATR on 34.7 for $200.


Here's a Kustom Golden Eagle on 35.5 for $200.


You can get guns for cheap all day long.
 

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That budget is plenty.

Here's an MPH 33.8 gun for $275.


Here's a Stalker ATR on 34.7 for $200.


Here's a Kustom Golden Eagle on 35.5 for $200.


You can get guns for cheap all day long.
Awesome!...damn it...I haven't used Ebay in ages....sight let's see if I can find my account
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That budget is plenty.

Here's an MPH 33.8 gun for $275.


Here's a Stalker ATR on 34.7 for $200.


Here's a Kustom Golden Eagle on 35.5 for $200.


You can get guns for cheap all day long.
Which one is a better choice for the detectors I currently own and for the current threat landscape?
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That budget is plenty.

Here's an MPH 33.8 gun for $275.


Here's a Stalker ATR on 34.7 for $200.


Here's a Kustom Golden Eagle on 35.5 for $200.


You can get guns for cheap all day long.
I am more interested in testing my ALP and TMG LIDAR setup...what's a good thing to get?

Since unlike Radar gun, for LIDAR CM you need to have it setup correctly and the best way to do that is through testing.
 

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Which one is a better choice for the detectors I currently own and for the current threat landscape?
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I am more interested in testing my ALP and TMG LIDAR setup...what's a good thing to get?

Since unlike Radar gun, for LIDAR CM you need to have it setup correctly and the best way to do that is through testing.
IMHO, whether you're looking at a radar gun or a laser gun, you're probably better off getting whatever guns the officers use in your area.
 

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IMHO, whether you're looking at a radar gun or a laser gun, you're probably better off getting whatever guns the officers use in your area.
ahh ok so a 9 mm

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This is great. It doesn't have to be a Stalker or MPH. Even something simple like a K Band Bushnell Velocity that's readily available from Amazon works just fine for testing

@hiddencam had a great pictorial on how to adjust the frequencies.

There's lots you can do with it.

1. Sensitivity/Distance testing:

There really isn't as much difference between the Bushnell and a normal Leo gun as you think. It could be further back or a higher power, but if you want to see what the difference between 2 detectors are, it's great for that.

Want to see how much that hill in the road effects the detector. Where abouts when your coming around a corner, what the Leo see's and how far you can pick it up from. (Off Axis)

2. The difference between K Wide and K Narrow:

Using the adjustment screw, you can move the frequency around to see where your detector stops picking it up

3. How big your Lockout mhz range is.

4. How big is the False signal area (feet) from where it's quiet to where you can start receiving K band signals again. You can even create your own K band false signals to test against.

5. Filtering effects against range:
Great for finding out how much dialing down the sensitivity effects your particular RD. How much do I lose it I turn this on.

It's a cheap introduction into testing. The more the better.

If possible it's always good to reach out to @radarrob or @chakeubeam at Rebel Radar to see what they have coming is or may have in stock. I've bought guns from both of these great gentlemen. Never an issue with currency exchange or shipping. Even to Canada.

They're also RDF supporters so it's always my personal preference to try them first. If there's an issue, you'll probably have better luck getting it rectified, than taking a chance with an unknown seller on Ebay.

There's lots of help here to help people and their testing methodologies. Everyone had to start someplace. No one's expecting charts and graphs. Even simple tests or experiences are more than welcome.

Having a dash cam is very handy as well for testing. Even if it's only for yourself. You can't imagine how many times I've had to go through my own videos just to keep my stats straight. Again, it doesn't need to break the bank. Your not looking for License plate numbers or anything. I myself started with a Viofo A119 with GPS. You can get them for $100.00. Trust me, the GPS comes in handy. Sometimes you need it to verify distances.

Main point is to have fun with it. There are some guideline to try and follow when wanting to present your findings as actual fact.... but sometimes it's fun to break them on your own for your own curiosity.

Do it with a group and meet some of the other enthusiasts in your area. Do it by yourself when you have a chance. Look at it from the side of a Leo. When you figure out what they can, and cannot see, the more you'll trust your own counter measures.
 

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Just avoid PB Electronics (Kentucky). prolific ebay seller of police auction stuff, sells a lot of defective/burned up stuff and is evasive/refuses responsibility

several members here got burned in times past
@radarrob
I tend to avoid Kentucky in general.
 

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If anyone is on the fence about doing testing, I can certainly attest to learning a lot more once you start being on both sides of the gun and radar detector. I would love to be able to do more testing, but with less of what I had in the past (time and a hole in my pocket), it gets very hard to carve time out to do testing. We certainly need more testers. As we get new people on the site, they are going to want to learn as well. As you get more people in a certain area, form a group and spread the load out a bit. Testing can go much faster (or even slower with all the jibber jabbing) if you have more people to run against the radar gun. 5 cars going passed the radar gun is much faster than 1 person doing 5 runs.
 

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Just avoid PB Electronics (Kentucky). prolific ebay seller of police auction stuff, sells a lot of defective/burned up stuff and is evasive/refuses responsibility

several members here got burned in times past
@radarrob
I've bought a couple minor things from them in the past (antenna mounts) with no problems. I take it that they're a bad choice for service?
 

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I need to get into it this year!!!

For those of you of you that dont know, i did some testing with @patscogs in late 2017/early 18.

Once my semester is finished in less than a month i plan to get on it!!!

Thankfully, many of you know me on a “personal” basis. We’ll be in touch, and we’ll make this happen.

Thank you Vortex for this post!


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Literally anything. Testing K / Ka Filters on/off, comparing the range of different detectors, maximum alert volume between detectors, pick up a Spectre on eBay and do some RDD testing, get a laser gun and do some laser sensitivity testing, test on-axis vs. off-axis sensitivity on different courses, test the reactivity of your detector... there's SO many things.

Just test whatever it is you're curious about.

Lots of people have been doing awesome stuff so far testing different mounts of power cables with their R7's, showing how the arrows work on their detectors, etc.

The point is to test, learn something new, and share. :)
The Spectre's are gone, I was going to buy one last week but was too late. Unfortunate as they one of the more difficult LEO items to get a hold of.
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34.7 Stalker ATR's can be found and they are fun to play with. Sold one and an LRB lidar not too long ago and they were both within your price range.... Keep an eye out. There is added security buying here on the forum, but deals can be found on ebay, but as always, buyer beware. Evem a K bushnell or pocket radar are fun to test with.
I've personally setup the stalker in a location where locals like to hide, and have tested to see where the kill zone is as well as how well I can detect it under optimal conditions.... Detection wasnt an issue...
Shooting lidar is by far more fun... Trying to snipe high scores in distance as well as speed!
Yes, shooting lidar is fun especially to see how many CM's are out in the wild. Going for long range hits is fun, I could pick off cars over 2000' with my UL 200LR.
 
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Awesome!...damn it...I haven't used Ebay in ages....sight let's see if I can find my account
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Which one is a better choice for the detectors I currently own and for the current threat landscape?
-- Double Post Merged: --

I am more interested in testing my ALP and TMG LIDAR setup...what's a good thing to get?

Since unlike Radar gun, for LIDAR CM you need to have it setup correctly and the best way to do that is through testing.
Man, that custom Golden Eagle would be perfect to test in WV. WVSP mostly use this exact unit. Man that’d be fun.

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I do have Stalker ATR’s corded.I also have access to 35.5,33.8 and 34.7 along with K 24.150 dash and radar guns,New and used lasers.Repair service also available and recertification.
 

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