Hello everybody !
We (a French community similar to RD.net but smaller ) are actually discussing about the best RD for Europe, especially for France.
Actually, the V1 is the best RD for Europe as it is in the US (best laser detection, 2 antennas, different modes etc...) 8)
:arrow: There is one bad point which concerns the V1 and all other RDs in France : the detection of Mesta 210 radars is very bad and there is actually no RD manufacturer which seems to work on this issue :? . Mesta 210 are the latest radars in France, made by Sagem, working on K band 24.125 GHz and they are becoming the most used radars on French roads and soon, in other European countries.
Mesta 210 are not well detected by the V1 and other RDs. With the old version, the mesta 208, any RD was able to detect it at least 400m before the radar location (more for the V1...). Now, mesta 210 are detected about 200m maximum (sometimes only 50m).
We all have the impression that it's more a question of interpretation of the signal than a question of sensitivity. We hope that Bel or Valentine Research will work on this issue because there is a real demand of RDs in Europe so it will be profitable for Bel or VR to develop a product adapted for Europe (like the V1 Euro or Euro 550 which is too old now).
:arrow: Another problem is that we are afraid that the French government may buy Spectre RDDs very soon (Spectre are arriving in the Netherlands and in Belgium; we can think that France will be the next country to buy RDDs ). Valentine does not seem to work on a stealth V1 and the Bel STi is not adapted for Europe :roll:
> So, what do you think is the best RD for Europe actually?
> I think the Bel STi would be able to work in Europe but as there is no Euro mode, we will get lots of false alerts :cry: What do you think about that?
> Do you think that Valentine or Bel will work on their products in order to sell a stealth and efficient RD for Europe?*
Thanks for your help and your information guys :wink: