Mini test with TSS and ALP today

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Me and @Weeth did some testing today on our Ram 2500's. ALP systems, mine with 2 Rx and 1 Tx front, 1 Rx rear. Weeth with 2 Rx front.
Tripod mounted TSS on a 1 mile straightaway. Max range of detection: 2,098'.
Mine=no PT front or rear
Weeth=PT on PHL @ 210' front, rear N/A
 

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Me and @Weeth did some testing today on our Ram 2500's. ALP systems, mine with 2 Rx and 1 Tx front, 1 Rx rear. Weeth with 2 Rx front.
Tripod mounted TSS on a 1 mile straightaway. Max range of detection: 2,098'.
Mine=no PT front or rear
Weeth=PT on PHL @ 210' front, rear N/A
@beachump, is that a blue/green Tx you have? And you only have 1 sensor on the back?
 

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Correct on both assumptions. Would still like to do some overpass and on-ramp testing. Lucky no DE's in my driving area.
 

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Correct on both assumptions. Would still like to do some overpass and on-ramp testing. Lucky no DE's in my driving area.
Is that a VPR gun? I didn’t know just one RX would work.
 

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Is that a VPR gun? I didn’t know just one RX would work.
Yes, I was kind of shocked it did not have any PTs on the rear. As far as I know the TSS is not a VPR, but rather high intensity/power pps (which makes it somewhat harder to jam, compared to other non-VPR lidar units)...
 

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Yessir that was a dope test. The heads on my truck are ZR5’s. Prob wouldn’t hurt to adjust my passenger’s side sensor

Hell yeah, one head is great on the license plate
 

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Did two runs on the rear all the way out to 2000'. Slowly covering the whole surface steady as could be on a tripod with no PT. I would have tested with the PL3 but the battery was dead. (thanks weeth)
 

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Correct on both assumptions. Would still like to do some overpass and on-ramp testing. Lucky no DE's in my driving area.
pretty good results for a large truck with only 1 RX (for the rear, that is) :)
 

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It’s because the truck is built ford tuff
Then I'm glad to know I'll only need 1 RX for the back of my escape lol
 

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After testing I was getting blurred vision and seeing spots. Guess I shouldn't have been looking at all those Rx's and Tx thru a 7x magnifier. Next time I'll just attach a cell phone adapter to it. Should be interesting videos and photos.
 

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After testing I was getting blurred vision and seeing spots. Guess I shouldn't have been looking at all those Rx's and Tx thru a 7x magnifier. Next time I'll just attach a cell phone adapter to it. Should be interesting videos and photos.
Ya need IR protection for sure there's another thread on it
 

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After testing I was getting blurred vision and seeing spots. Guess I shouldn't have been looking at all those Rx's and Tx thru a 7x magnifier. Next time I'll just attach a cell phone adapter to it. Should be interesting videos and photos.
Please wear IR protection for long duration testing, especially when using a gun like the TSS. That 7x magnification combined with the ridiculous pulse rate is dangerous on your eyes for any extended period of time.
 

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After testing I was getting blurred vision and seeing spots. Guess I shouldn't have been looking at all those Rx's and Tx thru a 7x magnifier. Next time I'll just attach a cell phone adapter to it. Should be interesting videos and photos.
Yes, this is repetitive. But I'll add my two cents. I've done extended test sessions with multiple guns and no protection. But here are the parameters I abide by for anything more than a few passes.

TMG VPR outputs alot more power, especially vs Dragoneye. Just anything TMG/Escort vs Dragoneye
Any magnification (TSS)
Night time (your eyes dilate and I've fatigued alot easier)

I've shot ALP vs Dragoneye for hours back to back on a partly cloudy day. Very little if any fatigue. But shooting about 10 passes of TSS 3x was uncomfortable. 7x is nucking futz
 

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