Even though this could probably go in the review area, in light of the recent possible issues with the AL's, i decided to post it here, to keep things together.
For anyone new, let me summarize briefly.
For the full details and thread, go here:
Basically, one of our members from South Africa, anjoem, discovered that his new AL G8 wasn't detecting or jamming an LTI ultralyte gun. there are several LTI models, and some have a 100 pps rate, and some have a 125 pps rate. It appears that his doesn't detect the 100 pps.
He contacted AL and was told that they do software specific regions in their software and they would send him one that would work correctly.
The big concern for myself and other AL users was that ours would not work either on those guns here in North America (USA).
AL issued an email stating that our (USA) software would work fine.
Now we just need to test this to confirm.
I have an LTI Marksman, 125 pps, and the AL does indeed detect and jam it.
Testing is still needed with an LTI with the 100 pps though.
Now on to my test with the Marksman.
I did a quick basic test to test the effectiveness of 2 AL heads on the front, and 2 on the rear of my full size truck.
The front ones were mounted CM, and on the rear i had one above the plate where my 2 Blinders are, and i did a temp mount with their bracket at the handle on my tailgate, since this is where i'll be flush mounting one of the heads.
this upper one cured my 0-250' PT issue from the rear, which is why i got them. Also from far out i can no longer pull a lucky shot at the corner of my taillights at the 2500'+ range anymore.
To summarize, i got JTG runs on the front, and JFG runs on the rear.
This is actually my first test on my truck since i added a vanity plate to the front. it breaks up the black, and gives them something to aim for. of course when they do, they're shooting directly at an LE-10 and a shifter head.
Normally on my base runs, my truck is very hard to get a lock on.
i normally can't get a reading until 900 and something feet. ( I have vids of this in the video section)
With this vanity plate, it increased my base run PT's to over 1100'.
I suspect an actual reflective license plate would make it worse, so protect your front plates if you have to have one.
I also did some runs with just the LE-10 on. this is an old school brute force jammer with a 5 second timer.
This is mounted in a plate frame above the vanity plate.
This is a powerful jammer. with this alone, it will jam for the full 5 seconds. on a close up shot it gave me JTG.
The downside to this jammer though, is that it will give error codes.
i have video of it giving an E-07 jam code on the Marksman.
If you live somewhere that only uses a PLIII, you'd be okay, since those don't show/have error codes.
As a backup, should i go somewhere that i don't want the LE-10 on, i also have a ZR3 shifter head mounted at the bottom of the plate. (license plate shifter head.)
Surprisingly enough, with just this jammer on, i couldn't get a reading until a few hundred feet from gun.
I have video, and pics of this test, which i will put together and post in the next couple of days, but i thought i would get this thread started.