1995 Radio Shack Detector Vs Uniden R7 Part 2!

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Hello all.



The purview of the test:

This test is actually 2 tests, and they all take place in an urban environment.I feel there is a great deal of tests that take place in woods.But Radio waves and concrete can have a real impact on range on an detector.

I ran only one detector at a time to avoid interference.

Challenges:

My wife sitting in the patrol car while I drove around her car put pressure on the amount of runs I could run.

Settings:

Radioshack:Highway mode.

R7:Version 122,

Segmented 2.4.5.6.8.

Ka Filter:eek:n

K Band on.

TSF on

City mode.

KA:100%

K block:eek:n
The first test:

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The first test consists of a short but hard course , it is a series of turns with houses that lead to a straight away where out Patrol car sits. the whole course is about 1 mile long.

The second test:

A straight line through traffic and even a traffic light , the patrol car sits on the same spot but this time with the rear antenna transmitting.


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The Patrol car and set up:
2008 HondaCivic with a Kustom Signals 35.5 Dash unit on board, Dual antenna.

Results:

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Thoughts:

The Range of both units was greatly diminished.But surprisingly, Both detectors would had been a save.

Often Times I hear people dissapointed with the range of their R7, because it is not getting 4 mile range but terrain can greatly diminish range! even on the R7, the difference between the Radio Shack and The r7 on the short turn test was only about 5-6 seconds from the Radio Shack.

The Radio Shack detector could probably not be used now a ways due to constant BSM pollution, but it is fun seeing it hold it's weight against the titan.

The analog antenna of the Radio Shack detector often miss represented KA band for other frequencies at first, where the R7 was right on point.

In my tests I could not prove that the rear antenna is more sensitive than the front in the R7, that is just not the case, the front and the rear antenna are nearly identical in range, where the front one would beat the rear a bit, probably due to rear defrost obstruction of the rear window.

The R7 was way more responsive than the Radio Shack detector from 1995 ,it also filtered falses better and was able to detect off axis much better.

But I would probably trust the Radio Shack to save me constant on traps on the interstate it may be just enough range .

Half a mile is not bad considering the R7 got 1.3 miles .

I am sure in ideal conditions the Radio Shack could get at least 1.5 miles.

 
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Thanks for sharing @venom690

Do you have a close-up pic of the Radio Shack detector that you used?
 

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@venom690 Thanks!

Most of those radar detectors from Radio Shack were Bel detectors.

In the early 90s and late 80s, Radio Shack sold detectors that were from Uniden.
 

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@venom690 Thanks!

Most of those radar detectors from Radio Shack were Bel detectors.

In the early 90s and late 80s, Radio Shack sold detectors that were from Uniden.
Do you know what this one may be ? I may open it up to look for clues

Would it not be something if this unit is a Uniden ?

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I had this exact same radio shack detector back in the day. It was a beast and it did well on Laser too. Thanks for making a video. Those old beeping tones bring back so many memories.
 

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I had this exact same radio shack detector back in the day. It was a beast and it did well on Laser too. Thanks for making a video. Those old beeping tones bring back so many memories.
it was my first detector as a teenager ! lol never got to detect a cop but I loved it!

I wonder who made it?

Also as a side note, last night I took my car to the same spot when traffic was lighter to try to determine the kill zone a bit better.

Well the kill zone is right past the bridge if there are no other cars around, the radar range of KA band Dash units is absolutely insane, about half a mile, so only the R7 would had been a save and only by a few seconds. if there was no other cars on the road that is.
 

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it was my first detector as a teenager ! lol never got to detect a cop but I loved it!

I wonder who made it?

Also as a side note, last night I took my car to the same spot when traffic was lighter to try to determine the kill zone a bit better.

Well the kill zone is right past the bridge if there are no other cars around, the radar range of KA band Dash units is absolutely insane, about half a mile, so only the R7 would had been a save and only by a few seconds. if there was no other cars on the road that is.
I think the radio shack RD was made by Uniden. The "Laser" font and design of the RD looks like Unidens from the 90s.
 

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I think the radio shack RD was made by Uniden. The "Laser" font and design of the RD looks like Unidens from the 90s.
Funny to think that my first detector was a Uniden lol, good to see Uniden found their detector mojo with the newer ones.
 

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