I have to say i am beginining to question my RX65's performance. Here is a quick sample of why. You guys can tell me if you think it is reasonable performance or not. I was driving down the highway and i am about to go under an over pass i get a Ka1 reading. Once i'm out of the over pass i see a NYST on the other side of the road. He was facing the other direction but was pointing out at a 45 degree angle. I know that he was facing the other way (although not directly since the front of the car was at a 135 degree angle in front of me) but i only had about a half a sec warning before i saw the leo (FYI I was doing 70MPH). Just to clear things up he was about 80 yard past the over pass. He was also running constant on. This encounter and others like it make me think that i need a V1 for that little edge. Also i don't know what frequency Ka he was using.
Here is a diagram i made (i know i'm crazy, and can't afford cool programs)
X=cars going in opposite direction
O=cars going in my direction
/=LEO (clocking X cars)
me=What i was at time of alert
........ / !..X.....!!O......!
So what are your thoughts? Is this just how deadly Ka is now?
im having trouble visualizing where the leo was and your text diagram confused me even more but I would think that if the LEO was at opposite side facing traffic then maybe one of his antenna's were off and it wasn't emanating towards your direction.
You have to remember that Ka is low powered and narrow. if he sits at a 45 degree angle and shoots then that severely reduces your chances of picking up a signal before you cross the gun.
Sorry i just fixed the diagram. I didn't know this site getts ride of extra spaces. So that messed it up but i put in periods now so it's ok.
Originally Posted by Event Horizon
Also i don't know if he had rear radar but i'm guessing he didn't and if he didn't is wouldn't really matter since the antenna would be facing into the trees.
ok well now that your diagram is clearer i can see. Yes well if he was facing the X traffic then his front antenna was on and the radar signals wont reach your RD unless they bounce off some objects. You basically have to be near the gun to finally start to get an alert. Don't worry if he was clocking your lane i am very sure that you will get an alert well before hand.
I'd say this is normal.... He was probably using " Instant On " and his antenna was at such an angle that your detector was only getting a tiny bit of signal. Since it was KA, I would say it did a pretty good job at that angle. A low end detector wouldn't have even picked it up.
Try drawing your diagrams in MS Paint then link them up to the site using ImageShack
If his radar was facing away from you (same direction you are going) then that was a good detection.
Well i know that it was constant on since i got a steady ramp up as i passed him. Also i know that this is a hard speed trap to beat but i would hope that one of the best detectors on the market could help me out a bit.
I think it was good detection. Remember, what you were getting before passing him was only reflected radar (Ka at that.)
I'm with nascar. My guess is he was using his rear antenna and you were receiving only what was reflected off of the cars coming towards him. If there had a been a sign or other reflector behind him you'd have received a much better detection.
Point is you got some signal and you were aware something was up.
I have an RX65 mine works like that. I think the overpass will reflect most of the radar away from you. But thats just my 2 cents.