- Oct 26, 2011
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Yeah, I am definitely not seeing this poor range other's are claiming. Maybe I am doing something wrong.
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Yeah, I keep hearing this. But I've yet to test legitimate K band where the R7 beats the V1G2 (both of my R7s also fair a tad worse than my R3) by any significance. Testing against legitimate threats, I fully expected the R7 to dominate since it stomps both the RL360C and V1G2 in distance against door openers. But if that were a legitimate test, the OG Escort and RD9 would be even better than the R7.
You are absolutely on point, and I do have data I am putting together for just that. For example the V1G2 is absolutely amazing at picking up 24.150, but if you compare it to 24.135, you see a significant drop.One thing I learned during the very beginning of Theia development that I don't see talked of much on here is that the response of most radar detectors is not going to be flat across bands for two reasons:
1. A horn or rf board that is not done perfectly is going to have different responses just due to design flaws or limitations. And even one done "perfectly" (really, no such thing) is still going to have a db or so of variation.
2. Depending on the design of the detector, certain frequencies might fall into the rolloff of filters - especially guns that vary in frequency a lot like the Bushnell or door openers.
It gets a lot more technical than this, but what I'm trying to say is that one detector might be more sensitive at 24.150ghz than it is at 24.220ghz depending on the design of it. If you are comparing sensitivity across two detectors, it really is best to do it with the same emitter that has it's frequency centered in the middle of the band you are testing for.
I suspect a lot of these variables might account for different results that people see when testing. I think if they tested with the same guns at the same frequencies it would be more consistent.
When Theia is out we will publish the response curves of each band for clarity, it's pretty flat thankfully.
Count yourself lucky not to have a working 9500ix, I have 3 and all have identical performance, which is horrendous on Ka compared to any newer detector.I wish my 9500ix and 8500 S7 still worked, I would love to throw them in from time to time.
I was also blown away by the stark difference going from the 9500ix and 8500 to my 3.893 V1G1 back in the day. It was a night and day difference. I picked up a pro m as well, but was very underwhelmed with the Ka performance. My OG Redline was better, and while it was awesomely quiet on K, for me the rest of the cons of that detector made me decide to dump it when I picked up the R3... talk about a true jump in performance! It's so cool that we have so many to choose from that perform in that next tier. The R3, R7, R1, V1G2, RL360C all giving that next level while being more livable for daily use than the previous tier (OG Redline)
I can't wait for the next jump!
Fascinating, if a bit troubling. We have serious threats at 24.120-23.125. I'd like all the range I can get vs Stalker Patrol and Raptor.You are absolutely on point, and I do have data I am putting together for just that. For example the V1G2 is absolutely amazing at picking up 24.150, but if you compare it to 24.135, you see a significant drop.
I should clarify, when I say significant, I mean that statistically. Not that it would mean it will leave you hanging or out to dry. It's just a drop that I have seen. They all do this.Fascinating, if a bit troubling. We have serious threats at 24.120-23.125. I'd like all the range I can get vs Stalker Patrol and Raptor.
Talking about curves and how the RD responds to different freqs across the bands of interest made me think of these curves form the patent behind the V1G2's really cool antenna design!You are absolutely on point, and I do have data I am putting together for just that. For example the V1G2 is absolutely amazing at picking up 24.150, but if you compare it to 24.135, you see a significant drop.