One of my friends on the Escort forum did the following test with his Redline:
"After returning from more Road Testing of RedLine #725 this evening I decided to do some IO testing with the only Radar I have left from my previous arsenal........a late run K55 X-Band unit.
The antenna of the K55 was placed under the car so as not to overdrive the receiver circuits on the RedLine.
Intitial results were actually pretty good! The RedLine alerted immediately to some shots, most were .5 seconds or less and only a few ranged out to almost a full second. Better than I expected.
Just to make sure the RD was not parking itself on X-Band, I decided to do a few power cycles to be sure.......this is where things got interesting. After the first power cycle back to the scanning dot it took 12 seconds to alert to the first shot! Great googly moogly! The next 10 shots were normal.
Power cycled again.........16 seconds to alert on the 1st shot, then back to normal. Whats the deal here?
Decided to switch off both units and then activate the Radar First, and then Power on the RedLine. It took 28 seconds from power on of the RedLine to the point when it began alerting to the Radar.
Here's the deal. The RedLine takes 10 seconds to complete a long power on with Beeps and Braps........thats 10 seconds from pushing the on button to when it appears to complete the power on sequence and begin cycling the scanning dot. However.......it's not actually looking for Radar yet......it takes another 18-20 seconds before it completes it's initialization routine.
I tested every combination from signal present at power on, to introducing the Radar signal anywhere within 1-30 seconds from Pushbutton Power on of the RedLine........it's not ready to receive before 27-30 seconds after hitting the power on button. Tried this with the Radar in another vehicle with the antenna under the seat to further weaken the signal........same results.
After that 30 second routine the RedLine functioned flawlessly. Alerting to 100 out of 100 trigger pulls in under a second. I then did a couple 10 minute alert tests, again with the Radar in another vehicle. The RedLine held the alerts without dropping them for the full 10 minutes. During that time, I fluctuated the signal strength by putting the radar detector down on the seat or covering the antenna with my hand. I got it down to a one bar alert several times, but it held on for the full 10 minutes.
So, other than finding the true time required to initialize a RedLine, I did not find any issues with the RedLine in regards to delayed alerts or dropping alerts with my X-Band unit."
Cbr and ELVATO, when testing the Redlines, do you remember if you power cycled the Redline at the start of each of runs when you were testing the two Redlnes?