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    Default January 2005 Speed Labs Testing

    Ok, here is a recap from the Speed Measurement Laboratories testing that we just came back from

    Ku band radar guns: The new Ku band radar gun that was going to be tested was put off till June. Carl Fors was unable to provide any new information on the new gun because of a confidentiality agreement he has with the manufacture, but this is what is known:

    The exact frequency of the gun will be 13.450

    After the initial testing in June, the manufacture will apply for FCC type acceptance.

    New “Brand Y” radar detector (cannot revel the company at this time)

    This is a protype concealed radar detector. During testing, it was not detected by the Spectre II/III. When I contacted the engineer about, he was amazed that it was not detected by the Spectre, as it was not designed to do this. This unit has not received FCC type acceptance yet, and it is unknown if the final production unit will be able to do defeat the Spectre.

    New Steal Eye PNI radar detector: A new POP cordless radar detector that will be available in May.

    The units range was acceptable and it did receive POP when the mode was activated while the unit was plugged in for power. The unit was not tested in cordless mode, so it is unknown at this time if the unit will still receive POP while cordless.

    The case design has a slanted front, similar to the Escort 8500 and also an earphone jack.

    Scorpion Radar Jammer: The Scorpion radar jammer was tested again. This is the first active radar jammer that jams on Ka, K and X band. Punch through on Ka band on all the guns, was just under 1000 feet and it did jam instant on. The retail price of this unit will be $1600.00. I will not be selling these units (don’t want to wind up the federal pen) but Lance will give any of our customers a $100.00 discount. A coupon code will be provided later this week, once the details are worked out.

    Croatian Laser Jammer: Tested were two protype active laser jammers. These units use Laser Diodes and are more powerful then the current models sold in the USA. The units jammed 85% of the time during the test. It seemed that the diodes may had been overheating, causing the 15% failure rate. The manufacture will be attending the June 2005 Radar Detector Shoot out with a re-designed unit for testing.

    RMR C450: Rocky Mountain’s C450 radar detector scrambler was tested. The range on K band was just over .5 of a mile and it did not jam (or scramble) any radar or laser gun. A video was done during the testing, which will appear on a new informational radar/laser jammer website that is currently under construction.

    Directional Radar Guns: New directional “long range” radar guns from Stalker and Decatur were tested. These guns are designed to capture a vehicle either coming toward or moving away from the officer, ignoring other vehicles moving in the other direction.

    As an example, I was able to lock onto a vehicle that was moving away from my location, that was over a mile away, while I had an approaching vehicle less then a quarter mile away.

    The radar is also “Zonal” meaning that you could program it to capture vehicles in a pre-defined area. These guns are much smaller then the typical hand held units, and have removable hand grips, allowing the unit to be dash mounted. During the testing, the operator was able to lock on vehicles over 2 miles away! (However, remember the case law regarding this, the target vehicle must be within 1000 feet to make proper vehicle identification)

    Radar Gun/Tuning fork calibrator: Federal Standards call for radar guns and their tuning forks to be tested and calibrated once a year. Currently, a department would have to send in their units to the manufacture or a licensed engineer to perform these tests. A new portable radar gun/tuning fork calibration tester was tested. Thi
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    The exact frequency of the gun will be 13.450
    Rats, I was looking forward to being able to just turn on Ku detection when it comes out here. Looks like i'll be having to send in the RX65 for an upgrade as the highest part of the Ku band it can scan is 13.425. That was a crafty move on the part of the gun maker.

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    Ha ha I am covered with the V1 as its highest is 13.500, ha, ha, ha
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    Yeah, I looked that one up too. Didn't want to say anything, I figured someone would take care of that for me.... Sure enough.... Tell you one thing, if I didn't do most of my driving in the city, i'd probably have a V1, but I just couldn't put up with the falsing. Also sided with the Bel because the LaserPro 905 was looking pretty sweet at the time, but knowing what I know now, i'd go with a Blinder M-20 anyways. Oh well, at least the upgrade should be pretty cheap being only a software flash anyways. Plus if I had a V1, I wouldn't get Roy's great support, and that means more than built in support for a band that may or may not ever become a problem. Like Roy says, there's been talk of a Ku gun in the US for some time. Besides, you always run the risk of becoming a Zombie when buying a V1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Rats, I was looking forward to being able to just turn on Ku detection when it comes out here. Looks like i'll be having to send in the RX65 for an upgrade as the highest part of the Ku band it can scan is 13.425. That was a crafty move on the part of the gun maker.
    You should probably confirm the exact Ku freqs the RX-65 can detect with Beltronics. (Roy?)

    The Ku radar units in Europe have long been known to operate at 13.45 GHz center frequency, so it seems very strange to me that BEL would make detectors with a 13.40 center freq for Ku (unless I am missing something). Maybe the specs on their website (and elsewhere) are a misprint...


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    Yeah, I was basing that on the specs on Roy's page for the RX65. Hopefully an error, but an upgrade is no big deal if that's what it takes.

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    I have contacted my contact at Bel and hope to have an answer soon..
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    Default Re: January 2005 Speed Labs Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by RadarRoy
    During testing, it was not detected by the Spectre II/III. When I contacted the engineer about, he was amazed that it was not detected by the Spectre, as it was not designed to do this. This unit has not received FCC type acceptance yet, and it is unknown if the final production unit will be able to do defeat the Spectre.
    So there was no really Spectre invisible detectors? Which was designed to do that? What a disapointment to foreign customers overseas... :cry:

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    Has anyone with Ku capability turned on their Ku band to see if their is any falsing? (Satellite systems)

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    Brains, brains............ brains, brains, uhhhhhhhhh, uhhhhhhhh, V1, V1, Valentine............. ahhhhh, aaahhhhh, V1................
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