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    Default SML 2005

    SML Testing June 24th – 26th

    This is an overview for the SML “2005 - Radar Detector Shoot Out”

    Testing Emphasis:

    Last year, Ka band has become the overwhelming band used by police agencies, accounting for 70% of the state contracts for police radar guns. Only the state of NJ still uses the X band, i.e. MPH K-55. There are three Ka band frequencies used by law enforcement being 33.8, 34.7 and 35.5 with 34.7 being the most popular. The SML test this year will be placing special emphasis on radar detectors ability to detect these three frequencies.

    The guns used, Stalker (34.7), Kustom (35.5) and Bee II (33.8 ). Only certified law enforcement officers will operate these guns during the test(s).

    A new development is the introduction of a new radar detector detector, the VG-4. The Spectre continues to be popular. The State of Texas in their bid (405-4-24001) purchased 185 Spectres for use in enforcement of the USDOT ban on radar detectors in commercial vehicles. The State of Kansas has issued a bid for 40 RDD to be tendered by 7/1/2005. Other dense use of RDD’s can be found in NJ, NY, NC, Ca., and Va. Detectors will be tested against the Spectre II, Spectre III, and the new VG-4

    The manufacture of the new Ku gun (13.45) that will be used in the USA, is having problems with the sampling rates of the engineering protype and may not be available for testing. However SML does have an alternative source for another Ku gun.

    The testing of the Ku gun will be performed with the new Valentine 1 and the Beltronics RX-65

    Schedule:

    Friday, June 24th
    8:30am – 1:00 pm: Field testing of instant on, constant on
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Testing of VG-4, Spectre, VG-2
    3:00 pm – Continuance of instant on and constant on

    Saturday, June 25th
    8:30 – 11:00 am: Laser reception testing
    11:00 – 1:00 pm: POP testing
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Ku band testing

    Sunday, June 26th
    8:30 am – 2:00 pm: Laser counter measure testing
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Special projects
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Retailed source testing
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    Hey Roy, can anyone watch this or do you have to be invited?

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    Default Invite Only

    Invite only....
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    VG4? :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    VG4? :shock:
    It probably detects thought crime. :shock:

    Actually, I'm surprised that they didn't come out with a successor to the VG2 sooner. It's been pretty much useless since I started driving.

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    Default VG 4

    Yes, you heard it HERE 1st!
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    RadarRoy is the VG4 made by Kustom Signals like the VG2?

    Also is there any plan to test any of the following:

    1 ) Longest laser detection distance for radar detectors and laser jammers
    2 ) Best off-axis or short range laser detection
    3 ) Rear laser detection
    4 ) Rear radar detection
    5 ) Laser jammer performance with and without Veil +/- Laser Shield 2000+ feet down to less than 500 feet or less
    6 ) Detector delay in reporting relative to source device triggering especially with instant on radar (time between gun fired and detector alerting)
    7 ) Radar over the hill or around the curve performance
    8 ) Quick trigger and POP (both K and Ka band) testing

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    I guess we will find out soon...

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    Default No Hills and Curves

    Well there are no hills and/or curves in the El Paso desert :-)

    Some off the other stuff that was asked about will be tested in the special projects test
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    Just what we needed another RDD......wouldn't that be a kicker.....Finally a Spectre Proof detector...but not VG4 invisible......

    Maybe I'll just slow down....... :shock:

    Nah...... :P

 

 

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