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In this thread i'm going to post my user experience about the Stinger VIP radar "detector" (equipped with Stinger Laser). In my other vehicles I use a Stinger DSI and Stinger Card for some years now.
The Stinger is actually a car computer. Everything is connected with a central box (the computer centre) and unlike other detectors the VIP has a patch radar antenna (spectrum analyzer).

If there's enough animo I will make and post some pictures and videos of my setup.
 

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Yeah I'd like to see some more about this patch antenna idea, I really don't have the first clue as to what that even means.
 

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In this thread i'm going to post my user experience about the Stinger VIP radar "detector" (equipped with Stinger Laser). In my other vehicles I use a Stinger DSI and Stinger Card for some years now.
The Stinger is actually a car computer. Everything is connected with a central box (the computer centre) and unlike other detectors the VIP has a patch radar antenna (spectrum analyzer).

If there's enough animo I will make and post some pictures and videos of my setup.

Sounds cool! :thumbsup:
 

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Allright, first some unboxing pictures :D

The patch antenna (front) The SD card is to get an idea of the dimensions.


Everything is connected to the computer center:

And the only thing that has to be in sight; a color touch screen.
 

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Keep it coming! I just looked at their site and this is a really attractive setup. I think I read that itis not available for purchase in North America...hoping it makes its way over here soon
 
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Where do you mount the patch antenna?

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In this thread i'm going to post my user experience about the Stinger VIP radar "detector" (equipped with Stinger Laser). In my other vehicles I use a Stinger DSI and Stinger Card for some years now.
The Stinger is actually a car computer. Everything is connected with a central box (the computer centre) and unlike other detectors the VIP has a patch radar antenna (spectrum analyzer).

If there's enough animo I will make and post some pictures and videos of my setup.

so SHARE already
sounds like you have a lot of experience with this technology so why make wait us to hear of your experiences ?

I am very curious, and anxious, to learn about how it behaves in real world situations


yes, there's animo :cool:
 

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Where do you mount the patch antenna?
Behind the bumper. It's very important to install it as level as possible.

so SHARE already
Will do in my spare time.
For example; Stinger DSI vs Ka narrow radar:
[video=youtube;8TBzRHkC05Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TBzRHkC05Q[/video]
The Stinger has a spectrum analyzer, so you can see the spectrum on the display and determine what radar sources the system is detecting. Especially interesting for the K band with a lot of unwanted alarms.

Like in this case; 3 K band radar sources :)
 

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Keep it coming! I just looked at their site and this is a really attractive setup. I think I read that itis not available for purchase in North America...hoping it makes its way over here soon
we have sellers in OZ so shoudn't see a probably http://radardetector.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=214, also we have some post previous, but no one has tested it against the polis here in Oz www.radar-shop.com/en/premium-all-i...m.au/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=214
 

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Behind the bumper. It's very important to install it as level as possible.

Is there better performance when mounted outside of the bumper?

Does polarization have an effect?

What type of real world range do you get?

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Is there better performance when mounted outside of the bumper?
That depends. The bumper of my Audi decreases the range but in my other car the range is not affected.
The patch antenna of the Stinger DSI:


Does polarization have an effect?
For the Stinger Card and DSI antenna the polarization has a huge effect. After tilting the antenna 90 degrees I get much better ranges against Multaradar C and Multaradar CD radars (but less range against Multanova 6F Ka radar).

This problem is solved with the Stinger VIP patch antenna. It makes no difference if you mount it horizontally or vertically.

What type of real world range do you get?
The ranges are very good. Against Gatso 24 radars the range is sometimes over a kilometer. Average I would say 400-600 meters. Same for Ka 34.3 radar (see video in my previous post).
Please note that we only have stationary radars here.
 
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very cool

I hope they intend to mass-produce and get the price down
 

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That spectrum analyzer is *really* interesting. It looks like it can scan the entire frequency range at once. Is this the case?

If so, I wonder if it's a property unique to patch antennas, or if it's something being done on the processing end.

Being able to scan the entire band(s) simultaneously would be amazing. There's be no more missing quick pops of radar since we'd no longer have an LO scanning across the radar frequencies.

Similarly, without an LO which is what the Spectre picks up on, you'd have an inherently stealthy RD!
 

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Yes this is exactly right, the beauty of a patch antenna.

Awesome!!

Patch antennas are less expensive than traditional antennas. They also take less power to operate and are easier to build.

The Stinger uses one and so this tech is now being used. Yet it is more expensive than our other detectors.

I wonder when we'll start seeing this in other detectors too! I also wonder what makes the Stinger so expensive. Not being mass produced yet?
 

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Escort needs to hurry up with their patch antenna detector.
 

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