Radar R7 Good Range 35.5 I/O Sniff Around A Bend

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Not a save in this particular case as I happened to be stuck behind someone doing the speed limit but at least I was warned not to speed up! Nevertheless, this again showcases the need for as much sensitivity as possible and it's why I can't wait until I can get my hands on the new Radenso. There are some people around here that could really use the extra sensitivity, like our SC brethren @Kennyc56 and @Choose Life and all others that face 35.5 I/O day in and day out. @Jon at Radenso , you know where to send some beta testing units ;)


Just a bit further back and even the R7 probably wouldn't have sniffed him out. I'm fairly certain that many other detectors would have been silent.
 

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Thanks for sharing !
 

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Very nice range on that alert. I agree that many lesser detectors would have missed it altogether. I happen to have a lot of those rural road detections where it would be a save except for a slow driver ahead of me - still very comforting to know what's going on around you, and of course the detector is even more useful in those situations that can potentially come along where there's no one in front, you're hauling ass, and it saves you from a +25 ticket.

Not that you or I would ever exceed the posted speed limit, of course.
 

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Not a save in this particular case as I happened to be stuck behind someone doing the speed limit but at least I was warned not to speed up! Nevertheless, this again showcases the need for as much sensitivity as possible and it's why I can't wait until I can get my hands on the new Radenso. There are some people around here that could really use the extra sensitivity, like our SC brethren @Kennyc56 and @Choose Life and all others that face 35.5 I/O day in and day out. @Jon at Radenso , you know where to send some beta testing units ;)


Just a bit further back and even the R7 probably wouldn't have sniffed him out. I'm fairly certain that many other detectors would have been silent.
Some guys just will never get it because they have never faced 35.5 I/O like we have! I will ALWAYS vote for more range/off axis/sensitivity every time! I haven't said anything much about the new Radenso yet because I'm one of those guys that has to see it to believe it! If it does what they say it will I'll be all over it! Until then however, my R1/Redline-O combos are killing it for me! Great video @OBeerWANKenobi !
 
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I did the math quick. If we were both traveling at 60mph, the alert distance would be about a mile. 0.97mi.
 

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Great detection.

Let's apply this to a Quadrant Style "Save" Matrix which looks like this:
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This encounter would fall into Quadrant 3 which is an encounter with detection [email protected] PSL and is a non-save.

By comparison Quadrant 1 is an encounter both with detection and above PSL to qualify for a save. Sensitivity/Non-Sensitivity can come into play for Quadrants 1 & 2 but not the other Quadrants since none of those Quadrants are "Saves".

An example of Quadrant 1 Save, can be found here:


Sensitivity is great and all but it also is best showcased in its performance using Quadrant 1 where the "Saves" occur not in Quadrants 3 & 4 where it is a non-factor that can't be credited for a save, as seen in this video.
 

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Great detection.

Let's apply this to a Quadrant Style "Save" Matrix which looks like this: View attachment 137947
This encounter would fall into Quadrant 3 which is an encounter with detection [email protected] PSL and is a non-save.

By comparison Quadrant 1 is an encounter both with detection and above PSL to qualify for a save. Sensitivity/Non-Sensitivity can come into play for Quadrants 1 & 2 but not the other Quadrants since none of those Quadrants are "Saves".

An example of Quadrant 1 Save, can be found here:


Sensitivity is great and all but it also is best showcased in its performance using Quadrant 1 where the "Saves" occur not in Quadrants 3 & 4 where it is a non-factor that can't be credited for a save, as seen in this video.
smart people have waayyy too much time to think about stuff
 

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@Tallyho while you're correct in your illustration, many times it's about the detection abilities of the detector in use, and not so much about a save. Whether it's straight on, off axis, over hills, or through vegetation, each one helps teach us about the abilities that we can discuss with people looking for recommendations. But, again your illustration is spot on in the point you were making.
 

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Great detection.

Let's apply this to a Quadrant Style "Save" Matrix which looks like this: View attachment 137947
This encounter would fall into Quadrant 3 which is an encounter with detection [email protected] PSL and is a non-save.

By comparison Quadrant 1 is an encounter both with detection and above PSL to qualify for a save. Sensitivity/Non-Sensitivity can come into play for Quadrants 1 & 2 but not the other Quadrants since none of those Quadrants are "Saves".

An example of Quadrant 1 Save, can be found here:


Sensitivity is great and all but it also is best showcased in its performance using Quadrant 1 where the "Saves" occur not in Quadrants 3 & 4 where it is a non-factor that can't be credited for a save, as seen in this video.
Yep, surely NOT a save, as stated in the OP, but a good detection and example of what nasty selective I/O looks like.

It would have been a far less interesting video had my detector not alerted and I simple passed an oncoming LEO. So in this case, the sensitivity saved us all from a boring Quadrant 4 encounter ;)
 

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Great detection.

Let's apply this to a Quadrant Style "Save" Matrix which looks like this: View attachment 137947
This encounter would fall into Quadrant 3 which is an encounter with detection [email protected] PSL and is a non-save.

By comparison Quadrant 1 is an encounter both with detection and above PSL to qualify for a save. Sensitivity/Non-Sensitivity can come into play for Quadrants 1 & 2 but not the other Quadrants since none of those Quadrants are "Saves".

An example of Quadrant 1 Save, can be found here:


Sensitivity is great and all but it also is best showcased in its performance using Quadrant 1 where the "Saves" occur not in Quadrants 3 & 4 where it is a non-factor that can't be credited for a save, as seen in this video.
A Quadrant 3 detection while technically not a save, could still be very valuable if you were about to venture into Quadrant 1 but didn't because of the alert (as @OBeerWANKenobi points out).
 

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To me this IS a save all day long! That R7 saved him from himself! I would have most likely have gone by the slow leak in front of @OBeerWANKenobi and got smacked in the mouth with that I/O shot! My R1 would have also gotten that first whiff, stopping me from making the pass. Even though the weather sucks, as long as I could have safely gone around him I know that I would have earning me a roadside chat! This happens to me several times a week because I choose to run my R1's up front, and they are monsters! Weak detectors will never get that first whiff and you'll go hauling @ss right around the other car and if you live in NC they will eat you alive at your fastest point! When you try to tell them that you had to speed up to make the pass, let me know how that works out for you!
 
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