# Thread: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

1. ## GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

So taking the averages, the V1 beat the 9500i on every Ka band but not by much:

35.5 = 87% of the distance
34.7 = 95% of the distance
33.8 = 99% of the distance

With 127 feet being the most distance. If you were travelling 55 mph, you would pass 127 feet in just over 1 second.

So basically the 9500i and V1 alerted at the same time, and about 1 second later on 35.5.

Also interesting that the 9500i was king of the "Forward Facing" test, beating the V1 - which only got 83% of the distance of the 9500i.

2. If they can tweak performance for X and K as well as fix the TrueLock issues, the 9500i will be a stellar unit.

3. ## Re: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

Originally Posted by ES13Raven
So taking the averages, the V1 beat the 9500i on every Ka band but not by much:

35.5 = 87% of the distance
34.7 = 95% of the distance
33.8 = 99% of the distance

With 127 feet being the most distance. If you were travelling 55 mph, you would pass 127 feet in just over 1 second.

So basically the 9500i and V1 alerted at the same time, and about 1 second later on 35.5.

Also interesting that the 9500i was king of the "Forward Facing" test, beating the V1 - which only got 83% of the distance of the 9500i.

"So remember: small 50-foot differences between detectors tested on our "extreme" course might easily equate to hundreds or even thousands of feet on a much longer, flatter course. "

4. ## Re: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

Originally Posted by happya\$\$
Originally Posted by ES13Raven
So taking the averages, the V1 beat the 9500i on every Ka band but not by much:

35.5 = 87% of the distance
34.7 = 95% of the distance
33.8 = 99% of the distance

With 127 feet being the most distance. If you were travelling 55 mph, you would pass 127 feet in just over 1 second.

So basically the 9500i and V1 alerted at the same time, and about 1 second later on 35.5.

Also interesting that the 9500i was king of the "Forward Facing" test, beating the V1 - which only got 83% of the distance of the 9500i.

"So remember: small 50-foot differences between detectors tested on our "extreme" course might easily equate to hundreds or even thousands of feet on a much longer, flatter course. "
Not with my video on 35.5. Happy, where the radar units tested passed the tuning fork test? Looks like the picture in the currency passed the hudsome guy test from GOL. But just second only to the sig picture though.. :wink:

5. ## Re: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

Originally Posted by happya\$\$
"So remember: small 50-foot differences between detectors tested on our "extreme" course might easily equate to hundreds or even thousands of feet on a much longer, flatter course. "
I wish you guys could have done that... but with the 9500i winning the Forward Facing tests on 35.5, I am not so sure about the quote. :wink:

6. actually jim had a very good explanation of why a detector (brand) may do better on one type of test as opposed to another. it has to do with design, but i'll butcher the explanation, so hopefully jim will chime in.

the only answer i have is that it has to do with "side lobes".

7. ## Re: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

Originally Posted by ES13Raven
Originally Posted by happya\$\$
"So remember: small 50-foot differences between detectors tested on our "extreme" course might easily equate to hundreds or even thousands of feet on a much longer, flatter course. "
I wish you guys could have done that... but with the 9500i winning the Forward Facing tests on 35.5, I am not so sure about the quote. :wink:
Average in the poor score of the forward facing test and the lead may reverse.

I still don't know why the V1 did so poorly on the forward facing test since it's the only one with a rear antenna. Something is odd here.

The V1's X-band was stellar, but around here X-band is only used by the beer market's door openers. Maybe a good reason to get a V1-- if for nothing more than to find a beer!

8. ## Re: GOL Results 9500i vs. V1 on Ka band

Originally Posted by statusquo
I still don't know why the V1 did so poorly on the forward facing test since it's the only one with a rear antenna. Something is odd here.
The rear antenna had NO bearing on this test, since the radar source was ahead of the vehicle, but facing in the same direction of the vehicle travel (and angled)...

9. It's too bad you didn't do a rear radar detection test so that we could see the difference between the true rear radar detection of the V1 and reflected forward facing radar detection from the rear of all other brands.

10. well there was a reason why we didn't get to do some of the tests we wanted, which will be detailed soon.

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