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    Default Rear Detection on RX-65

    We know radar signals bounce off objects allowing radar detectors like the X50 and the RX65 pick up signals coming from behind, but how effective is this? I know many LEO's know radar detectors aim forward and usually creep up in traffic towards unsuspecting motorists. The V1 is the only detector with a rear radar antenna so it is probably very much more sensitive to rear radar. Is there a real world test to confirm if the X50 and RX65 can really protect you from the rear? :shock:

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    Not true at all!! I can say from experience that the RX65 most certainly does pick up radar signals from the rear. I was just driving last night and came up on a LEO that had someone pulled over. He was on the right side of the road and I started picking up his Ka as I approached (he was facing away from me)...........I continued to pick him up at least a half mile AFTER I passed him. RX65 will pick up signals from the rear very well.............as will the X50 too.
    The only difference is that the V1 will TELL you the LEO is behind you. That is the problem when you dont have the arrows. Your detector goes off but you have no idea WHERE it is coming from.

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    But as the signals bounce off objects they weaken, and since the V1 has a rear antenna its able to pick up those weaker signals. Thats what I worry about. And with the X50 and the X65 it has to bounce off something in front of you before it returns to the RD to notify. So my question is, is the sensitity for the rear good enough to save you from the rear well enough? :?:

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    Really, that would depend on the situation.
    I am sure in some circumstances it could save you, where a cop instant-ons someone not too far behind you, then creeps up and does it to you. So even detectors with only a front-facing antenna can provide some level of protection to the rear. But in other situations, he might not hit someone close enough behind you to trigger an alert. The V1 is much more sensitive to the rear due to the rear antenna, so it would pick it up much farther away. So, I would say there's definitely a "zone" where the V1 could save you, when others would not.

    Jim

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    So is the V1's rear antenna very much superior than all other detectors without it? Or should we not worry too much about the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RensoreK
    So is the V1's rear antenna very much superior than all other detectors without it? Or should we not worry too much about the difference?
    Yes, V1 is far superior for rear detection range.
    Really it depends on if you are willing to go without the extra protection the rear antenna provides. If the police that patrol areas where you drive use such tactics, then it might be more important than in areas where they don't often target the rear.

    Jim

 

 

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