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    Default 795 test run

    Took the 795 for a test run to grandpa's house. No falses at all. It didn't pick up any of the doors at the shopping centers.

    Had a Trooper merge ahead of me on the hwy and about 30 seconds later the RD went off. There were a few cars ahead of me then the trooper. Figured he just turned on the radar. A lttle later I got an alert when i was coming up on a traffic stop in the opposite lane. Should mention that I was driving on divided 4 lane hwy with a fairly big median. Was a little disappointed that the range wasn't better but may have been an instant on radar. Other than that a pretty quiet drive.

    I'll post progress on runs with the 795 in this thread for general information. Hopefully I'll see more action.

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    I think the Bel 795 is deaf. You have to be right on top of any signal to get an alert. This may make it quiet, but does this make it an effective tool in police radar detection? In a word NO!

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    I do not know what is wrong with your 795 but mine has given me plenty of warning on both k and ka band.

    I admit this is no high end unit and has its limitations but for a low end unit you are not going to get one that detects any better for under $100

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    I do not know what is wrong with your 795 but mine has given me plenty of warning on both k and ka band.

    I admit this is no high end unit and has its limitations but for a low end unit you are not going to get one that detects any better for under $100
    This is exactly my feeling, for such a cheap detector it is great and mine has tested very well overall in my opinion

    (The problem could be people are comparing it to the V1, x50, RX65 I mean whats the line of thought on that?)

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    I have even tested it with my X band and K band radar guns and have had over a 1/4 of a mile of warning on both bands, even more on the X band.

    I mount mine just above my mirror

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    Default Comparison to "high end units"

    I'm comparing my E795 to my ancient Cobra ESD6060... Sure the Cobra is noisy as hell and this Bel silent, but at least the Cobra would pick up cops in the vicinity, whereas the Bel will not unless their heading right at you.

    I drove through a speed trap on a flat level road (not knowing the LEOS were there) and the E795 did not make any alert at all. I spotted the copper standing in the road aiming his gun at traffic, I was the lead car. I will take a ride by again with the E795 to see if it makes any noise, then again with my oldy Cobra to see the difference.

    It is possible that I got a bad apple Bel, their QA & durability sucks. I only bought it based one reviews of this forum + $80 price.

    The kicker is that just this AM I spotted a copper on a city street at 300 yards, so I know it'll detect them, I just think it's a little deaf, or mute with it's "filtering"... 300 yds is not a good enough warning for me...

    All I know is this thing has another week to prove itself to me comparing to my old Cobra, if it doesn't, it's going back to the RatShack.

    I don't use city mode and I mount it above my mirror in a Jetta...

    Thoughts, ideas, suggestions???

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    Although I doubt this is the problem, I would suggest that you try a slightly lower mounting location so that it is not behind the tint strip. This is on the off chance that the tint is metallic and hampering range. The other possibility is that you are encountering instant-on radar. When you do pick up a signal does it ramp up from low power or does it go immediately to high-strength? The latter would indicate instant-on, which can't be picked up unless he targets someone ahead of you.

    FWIW, I have encountered a healthy mix of instant vs. constant radar in RI. They also use a lot of Ka which is a harder signal for any radar detector to pick up. It could be that you just need something with more sensitivity to suit your conditions.

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    Default Re: Comparison to "high end units"

    Quote Originally Posted by cardosor
    Thoughts, ideas, suggestions???
    Send it to GOL to test it out. They are doing a test 1/28/06. Could be interesting to see how it performs up against the top detectors. :wink:

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    Default Re: Comparison to "high end units"

    Quote Originally Posted by ES13Raven
    Quote Originally Posted by cardosor
    Thoughts, ideas, suggestions???
    Send it to GOL to test it out. They are doing a test 1/28/06. Could be interesting to see how it performs up against the top detectors. :wink:
    I second that idea! I would love to know the results.

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    I would rather see them test the Bel Vector 985 with Accusweep enabled!
    Jimbozz was there at the last test and thought the Bel Vector tested was in Wide Ka mode as it is the default mode. Another great backup would be the Escort Passport 8500.

 

 

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