Which detector has the best range, regardless of price??

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On K and Ka bands, which detector has the longest range in most situations?

Are there any real range difference between the R7, V1G2 and RL360c?
 
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It’s a loaded question. Best under what conditions? Using filters or none? There is a lot more to it.
There is info on this in the testing section. I’m pretty sure the Redline 360c is the reigning king of KA by a hair at this moment.
K band is where it gets tricky.
I’ll let the “keepers of all knowledge” take this one.......
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On Ka probably G2 especially off-axis. Some people think you can dial in the R7 for better K performance albeit with a bit of extra falsing. K band is pretty quiet on G2 but at the expense of reactivity. Search for K band encounters with G2. Some aren't pretty at all.
 

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It’s a loaded question. Best under what conditions? Using filters or none? There is a lot more to it.
There is info on this in the testing section. I’m pretty sure the Redline 360c is the reigning king of KA by a hair at this moment.
K band is where it gets tricky.
I’ll let the “keepers of all knowledge” take this one.......
Go!
Fitz out 😜
If you get it out of the box and stick it on your windshield...then power it up and go for a drive.

I'm also wondering how they react with filtering on.
 
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On K and Ka bands, which detector has the longest range in most situations?
Probably something like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bank_Telescope

0.1-116 GHz operating range so it covers police K, Ka, and even X. I would guess it could detect a Stalker II being fired in its direction from the surface of the Moon. Unfortunately it's way too big to put in a car.
 

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Probably something like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bank_Telescope

0.1-116 GHz operating range so it covers police K, Ka, and even X. I would guess it could detect a Stalker II being fired in its direction from the surface of the Moon. Unfortunately it's way too big to put in a car.
I actually had job interview to be a technician on this telescope. But I declined the job when I learned I'd need to climb towards the top of that sucker occasionally. The job description made it sound like you'd be in the ground control room all the time. I'm not one for anything higher than 15 feet over ground level.
 

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I don't know about that, I could make it fit :D

I definitely admire your can do spirit, but with a diameter of 100 meters and a focal length of 60 meters you wouldn’t even be able to drive anywhere. 🤔😳😉😂
 
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I actually had job interview to be a technician on this telescope. But I declined the job when I learned I'd need to climb towards the top of that sucker occasionally. The job description made it sound like you'd be in the ground control room all the time. I'm not one for anything higher than 15 feet over ground level.
The center of the National Radio Quiet Zone has got to be a strange place nowadays. I'm assuming cell phones don't work there and you may have even had to switch off the WiFi and Bluetooth on your phone to avoid transmitting anything?
 

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The center of the National Radio Quiet Zone has got to be a strange place nowadays. I'm assuming cell phones don't work there and you may have even had to switch off the WiFi and Bluetooth on your phone to avoid transmitting anything?

Are you talking strange as in how do you deal with not having a phone?

T!
 

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The top 3 (?) detectors are so close as to not matter. But V1 Gen2 has phenominal off-axis detection.
That's the top choice for other than flat straight roads.
 

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Initial testing shows that the RL360C with firmware 1.6 seems to have improved its range. Anecdotally, the off-axis performance seems to have possibly improved as well.

A head to head comparison is needed to validate where the top tier RDs now stand WRT each other.
 

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If you get it out of the box and stick it on your windshield...then power it up and go for a drive.

I'm also wondering how they react with filtering on.
It's just not that simple these days. There are so many variables and default settings that vary from brand to brand. That said if you had each detector set for balls to the wall sensitivity with minimum filtering the V2, R7, and Redline 360 would all be right there. They would go off within seconds of each other.

You should probably check out the testing section. There are several tests listed there that took much time and effort to show just such differences. The reason it's hard to give a solid answer on filtering is this. Take the R7 for example. That unit lets the user set what K band sensitivity they want, 30,40,50 and so on up to 100%. Then YOU decide what the trade off is for range Vs false alerts. The other two handle it in a different way but they are all a compromise on K band compared to just wide open.
 

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In my opinion I would go with MY R3 believe it or not, it did something in lynchburg Va that I have yet to see my R7 do or any other RD for that matter, it could have been a fluke, Luck of the gods, or plain old raw super capability...I wish I could have recorded it... Me and some of the boys on the forum are testing next week we are testing EVERYTHING, I'm gonna bust out the old R3 and see if I can duplicate it... However all of the current big bangers are good detectors.... The R7, V1G2, Escort Redline 360, and whoever else I did not name but are in vortexes top 10..
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In my opinion I would go with MY R3 believe it or not, it did something in lynchburg Va that I have yet to see my R7 do or any other RD for that matter, it could have been a fluke, Luck of the gods, or plain old raw super capability...I wish I could have recorded it... Me and some of the boys on the forum are testing next week we are testing EVERYTHING, I'm gonna bust out the old R3 and see if I can duplicate it... However all of the current big bangers are good detectors.... The R7, V1G2, Escort Redline 360, and whoever else I did not name but are in vortexes top 10..
Oh and by the way I did find out that My R3 is stronger than my R7 on 35.5 Ka I don't know why or how it just is...
 
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On Ka probably G2 especially off-axis. Some people think you can dial in the R7 for better K performance albeit with a bit of extra falsing. K band is pretty quiet on G2 but at the expense of reactivity. Search for K band encounters with G2. Some aren't pretty at all.
THIS ... ^^^^^^^

G2 and R7 for yhe Win

No scortcobrabelscort IMHO.

Benzr
 

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I have the answer.... but you have to answer my question correctly first.

“How long is a piece of rope?”

This question cannot possibly be answered without knowing what type of rope you're referring to. Is it Cotton, Jute, Leaded Polysteel, Manila, Natural Hemp, Nylon, Polyester, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polysteel, Sisal, Synthetic Hemp or Staple Spun? ;) :rofl:
 

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This question cannot possibly be answered without knowing what type of rope you're referring to. Is it Cotton, Jute, Leaded Polysteel, Manila, Natural Hemp, Nylon, Polyester, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polysteel, Sisal, Synthetic Hemp or Staple Spun? ;) :rofl:
Here is the answer:
 

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My v1g2 definitely pulls a gap on my r7 on Ka band, the r7 gaps it on k band though for sure, ricer flyby and all
 

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