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    Default Another Way To Test LASER Detectors

    I am a golfer and recently purchased an Optic Range Finder for use in measuring distance. The unit that I purchased is the "Newcon Optik LRM 1500 SPD". This range finder not only measures distance in Yards and Meters; it also measures speed in MPH and KMH !!!

    It's a very nice hand-held device for around $350.

    In any case, I wondered if I could use it to set off my RADAR/LASER detector? IT CERTAINLY DID !!!

    I found it useful for testing the range of my LASER detector, as well as useful for my original intended purpose of purchase (golf).

    For More Info:

    http://www.newcon-optik.com/lrm1500spd.html

    P.S. I do not work for these guys, nor am I attempting to promote their organization in any way, shape, or form. I did discover an overlap that might be useful for some of you guys with RADAR/LASER detectors out there.

    ~Vaughn~

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    Whew... Thats a pricey tester...

    I think JTW sells one for $30 bucks or something, I'd probly go with that. Guess it all depends on the range 8)

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    It is pricey if the only intended purpose is to test the LASER band. I felt this to be an added bonus if the purchase was made for other ventures.

    If you're an electro-nut ... it is actually a nice device for measuring distance and speed (less expensive than a radar or laser gun) and dead on accurate.

    Some More Detailed Info:

    http://www.newcon-optik.com/Specs/lrm1500spd.pdf

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    This one does the same for only half the price
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/osprey-l...omet-emc4.html

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    Has anybody actually tested range on these using your radar detector?
    I would be curious to see how far one of these would set off a detector.
    I know the detector is going to have a lot to do with it but just ballpark figures.
    This might be a cheap way for someone to test laser hits with their detectors.

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    man thats expensive...the osprey is way better..

    Ive tested the range of the osprey with a rx 65 and it was alerting the detector from nearly 2 km away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    Has anybody actually tested range on these using your radar detector?
    I would be curious to see how far one of these would set off a detector.
    I know the detector is going to have a lot to do with it but just ballpark figures.
    This might be a cheap way for someone to test laser hits with their detectors.
    Using my Osprey, i've gotten range to 2.2 miles (3.5 km) with the V1.

    I'm doing some other testing with the osprey, so i'll see if i can find a longer line of sight location to see max range for the heck of it and let you know.

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    Just drive into Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX

    Using my Osprey, i've gotten range to 2.2 miles (3.5 km) with the V1.

    I'm doing some other testing with the osprey, so i'll see if i can find a longer line of sight location to see max range for the heck of it and let you know.
    Thank you RacerX that it just what I was wanting to know. Please keep me informed.
    I might just buy one after hearing your other findings.

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    I would just buy one of those testers from JTW. However, if you are going to buy one of those devices for golf, its an added benefit for radar detector freaks, heh heh.

 

 

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