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    Default Do I have a Defected Bel Rx65 Unit?

    Could any one that has a Bel rx65 (software 4.5) tell me if I have a Defected unit are am I expecting to much from it?
    Here are the Symptoms.
    1) I was following behind a LEO for approximately 12 miles this morning and only picked up Ka band (less than 50-80 feet no car between us) 3 times for no more than a few sec. at 2 to 3 bars, only one time out of the 3 it indicated full signal it lasted 2 to 3 sec.
    2) I was pulling around the back side of a MacD after a long needed piss brake and only when I was in the line of sight of a different LEO (local) did the unit pick up the signal it was a K band (3 bars) he was less than 120 feet away.
    3) Every morning I pass a road side speed indicator (for lack of a better name) it has a K band, with a straight Hwy the rx65 picks up the signal a miles away 1 bar then move up until it reaches full signal right close to the sign it decrease as I drive away from it notably close to the same rate (ok I guess?).
    4) Closed to the same location a LEO is parked there every morning (heavy road construction) At appox 100-150 yards I pickup 3 bars Ka band now in this case the car is turn face the other lane (as if I was behind him) as I pass him I read no signal after around 100-200 yards (I think at this time the signal should increase to a full signal but it stay the same 3 bars).
    All this Morning! I drive 105 miles round trip every morning.

    2 days ago
    1) I was in the line of sight of LEO he was shooting me dead on at 200 yards max Ka band 3 to 4 bars I move to the right lane no Bars.
    2) Passed a LEO I was going west, his car was pointing (parked) west to shoot east bound traffic (4 lanes) only pick him up for a few sec.100 yard behind him and 100 yard running parallel to him.

    Iíve had the unit for 3 days now it is set to Hwy. (max) with all band and laser active.

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    In my honest opinion you have a typical Bel RX 65. That's why I returned it and got a V1. I know people will think I am bashing the RX 65. I just wasn't happy with it's performance. I never got a full alert no matter the conditions.

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    Default Re: Do I have a Defected Bel Rx65 Unit?

    1) LEO was using instant on. Two times he fired the front antenna (facing away from you), one time he fired the rear antenna (facing you, causing full alert).

    2) LEO was once again using instant on, or had radar facing away from you. If signal gets stronger after you pass the cruiser, the radar is pointed toward you after you passed him.

    3) Sounds normal to me.

    4) He could have been using instant on, or switched antennas, or had a hand-held unit sitting on the seat, or RX65 is defective, not aimed properly (is it level?), or blocked by something. Where do you have the detector mounted? Try a different position.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davekr
    In my honest opinion you have a typical Bel RX 65. That's why I returned it and got a V1. I know people will think I am bashing the RX 65. I just wasn't happy with it's performance. I never got a full alert no matter the conditions.
    I wouldn't say that without asking a few questions first...

    1. How do you have your RX65 mounted? Is it actually level, with a clear view of the road?

    2. If you were following the LEO, and he only has front radar on (could have been instant-on too), you will only get the reflected signal bounced back to you to be detected which is going to be a lot weaker.

    3. Speed Signs, at least in my area, seem to be higher powered than the handheld radar that the LEOs use. When I pass one, It usually goes to a full alert.

    4. The one at Mcds, could have been another K signal in the area (auto door), he could have been using instant-on and pointing away from you?

    5. The Ka by the sign, again - radar pointed in the opposite direction you are going is only gong to be bounced back by other objects in front of it.

    If you have everything on - I would turn off SWS, Ku, POP (if it is not in your area) and put X on City mode or disable it if it is not used in your area for sure. Also, keep Ka on INTL mode.

    Please share exactly how you have your detector mounted though, as this sounds like a mounting issue.

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    When I had the RX 65 had it mounted mid windshied, yes level, no not obstructed in a mustang cobra. Never, even with speed signs would it go past 6 on the counter. NEVER.

    One time a ISP anus used KA instant on driving the opposite way on a 2 lane highway and it went to 4. He was maybe 1/4 mile away from me.

    It did always give me laser alerts when I was shot though. I will give it that.

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    You do not have a typical BEL RX65 at all!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davekr
    When I had the RX 65 had it mounted mid windshied, yes level, no not obstructed in a mustang cobra. Never, even with speed signs would it go past 6 on the counter. NEVER.

    One time a ISP anus used KA instant on driving the opposite way on a 2 lane highway and it went to 4. He was maybe 1/4 mile away from me.

    It did always give me laser alerts when I was shot though. I will give it that.
    Mine has done that for some speed signs too but those speed signs are using a low powered radar....I go by others and sometimes i get a full alert some times i don't...I all depends on the power of the radar gun and which direction it's facing

    davekr...If you don't got anything good to say except tell the person to get a V1 please don't post in this forum

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    I have the Rx65 mounted center of the front wind shield ľ of the way from the top I will put a level on it before I leave today. Nothing in front of the unit and nothing behind it (sits 3Ē below the rear view mirror). Itís very hard to believe that this is a top performer (if it is not Defected, I think it is), If it isnít Defected then radar detector as a whole are a lot more hype than performance! Now not to kill the Golden Calf (not trying to piss people off) but just to said I was expecting more the performance of Speed Labs and Radar Roys performance numbers not the 200 yards max number Iím getting. Iím good as busted ($180.00 min ticket) at the 200 yard max performance. I live in Florida so if that helps. By the way thanks for replying everyone, would like to hear more input.

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    This is a good Idea!

    If you have everything on - I would turn off SWS, Ku, POP (if it is not in your area) and put X on City mode or disable it if it is not used in your area for sure. Also, keep Ka on INTL mode.

    Iím not trying to restart the great Bel RX65 Ė V1 WAR just need some feed back. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by davekr
    When I had the RX 65 had it mounted mid windshied, yes level, no not obstructed in a mustang cobra. Never, even with speed signs would it go past 6 on the counter. NEVER.

    One time a ISP anus used KA instant on driving the opposite way on a 2 lane highway and it went to 4. He was maybe 1/4 mile away from me.

    It did always give me laser alerts when I was shot though. I will give it that.
    Mine has done that for some speed signs too but those speed signs are using a low powered radar....I go by others and sometimes i get a full alert some times i don't...I all depends on the power of the radar gun and which direction it's facing

    davekr...If you don't got anything good to say except tell the person to get a V1 please don't post in this forum
    I must comment on this.....because this is about the third time I've read someone telling Dave that if he "doesn't have anything good to say about Bel, stop pushing Valentines and leave the thread". Yet all anyone has to do is go to the Whistler forum and read the first half dozen or so threads where people are asking about a particular Whistler model......and almost always someone will pop into that thread and suggest to go buy a Bel!!!

    Why such a double standard here?

 

 

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