Test method 1) done with radar antenna pointing up in the sky and radar detector pointed up in the sky rotating radar detector towards general direction of the radar antenna 2) done with radar antenna pointed up in the sky and radar detector pointing to the general direction of the radar antenna on a horizontal axis(radar detector parallel to the ground).
V= vertical axis -[lower number the better]
H= horizontal axis - [higher number the better]
ND= no detection from radar detector
Distance from radar antenna was 645 ft. measured with a prolaser 2.
NOTE: Numbers will be in degrees.
RD....... Kustom ....... Decatur
X50........ V = ND ........ V = ND
........ H = ND ........ H = ND
RX65........ V = 50 ........ V = 60
........ H = 7-10......... H = 7-10
V1 ........ V = 60......... V = 50
.......... H = 7-10 ......... H = 15
We also found out that the RX65 when rotated to the right will not pcik up the signal at 15 deg. but picks up signal when rotated to the left at 15 deg. in a horizontal plane. This was discovered by accident during testing with the decatur and was not able to test it with the kustom radar in vertical or horizontal planes. The V1 detected decatur at 15 deg to either left or right rotation.
Conclusion: The numbers does not really make much difference in real world performance because of reflection, refraction and bounced signal.
The myth of stating that decatur is harder to detect or kustom is harder to detect is not true. All RD's tested was not able to detect both 35.5 radar systems past 15 degrees in a horizontal plane with radar antenna pointing up in the sky. Even with the decatur having the smallest antenna, detection was not affected.
The numbers are pretty much even with the V1 and RX65 in USA mode. I was not surprised to see the X50 not performing well since i have done the test before on video.
Test results also concluded that even the RX65 having the same platform as the X50 beats the X50 big time and was neck to neck with the V1 during this tests.
NOTE: The graph isn't too good and tried to correct the alignment but it did not work like i wanted it to be.
Radar units used was a Kustom Golden Eagle and Decatur Speedtrack 35.5 GHz Ka band.
Test done by 10-8 and yours truly.