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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Default What does POP detect?

    Does pop detection just detect very very weak signals of ka that would normally be filtered out? how does it work?

  2. #2
    Old Timer
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    New Hampshire


    It detects the very short (67 ms or 16 ms) burst of radar that a gun in POP mode produces.

    In the pre-POP days, detectors usually delayed 1/2 second or more before alerting, to reduce falsing.

    So it has nothing to do with signal strength, but everything to do with duration and response time.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    so what exactly does it detect when pop falses oh so often?

  4. #4
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    In front of my computer


    Crappy RD's like Cobras.

    One of our members up here has an RX65 and never saw a POP false until he drove in the US for a while so definately cheap RD's.



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