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- Jul 5, 2011
- Reaction score
- Saratoga, NY
Good Stuff, keep it coming.I've run these a few days now and here's my observations. I only scored encounters with nothing blocking either detector. If I had any encounters when following another truck, it got tossed out. First the easy.
Laser. 13 laser alerts from the V1, all Georgia scatter and direct hits. Uniden R7 never alerted.
ka mostly 34.7. I had 93 encounters. I graded based on terrain and seconds between alerts. My V1 is more sensitive on 34.7 than my R7. Several times I would be at a red light with no obstructions and the V1 would begin alerting one bar 34.7 and my R7 silent. Shortly after pulling away from the light, R7 would join in alerting.
Flat straight road, constant on. V1 alerts first 90% of the time, but only by a small amount. .5 second to 1.5 seconds. The R7 did alert first a few times but never more than 1 second before V1 began alerting. One encounter on 34.7 was interesting. The V1 alerted first, then J out and the R7 took over the rest of the encounter while the V1 remained silent and the R7 ramped up as the LEO passed by.
Rolling selective I/O. 99% of the encounters both alert in stereo.
The other 1% the R7 missed the shot. This could be deadly if the LEO is very selective.
Off axis, V1 alerts first 95% of the time. Normally by 1-2 seconds, but I had a few encounters with the V1 alerting 4-5 seconds before the R7. R7 did alert first a couple times but not more than 1 second before V1 began alerting.
Over hill was very interesting. V1 consistently beats R7 by 1 to 2 seconds in most encounters. This is with each unit mounted exactly same height.
Move V1 up a foot higher than R7 or move R7 up a foot higher than V1 and it amounts to 2 to 5 second advantage to the highest unit. Every over hill encounter when one unit was mounted higher than the other, the higher unit alerted first.
Ka falsing, I didn't keep score because it was clear. Uniden never falsed on Ka, V1 did several times a day mainly on low 34 and some 33.8.
K band comparison was postponed until new R7 firmware update.
Conclusion. My V1G2 performs slightly better on 34.7 than my R7. The Laser performance of the V1G2 is mind blowing for an RD. Combined with JBV1 and it's a killer set up. I prefer my V1G2 to my R7. Does that mean I won't use my R7. Of course not. All of my detectors get a few thousand miles a month. Just depends on what I feel like running on any given day!
This is exactly what I see when running together and separately against speed signs/ATR.