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    Default radar detector anatomy

    here are the pics of my snooper sd815i

    as you see the detector part is on the left side of the antenna, inside the antenna their is a thin rectangle opening in the side at the back, this must be where the signals go into,

    the opening is to the side of the right big screw at the back, i have played about with the screws and it doesnt work right unless they are as they come from the factory!

    the only screws i havent touched are the gun diode and the left screw at the back because i'm sure its theses which do the tuning...

    i have no idea what the screws do the right back one and the 2 either side of the gun diode!

    i have noticed that there are 2 holes for screws on the antenna, if theses are open like they are would it affect the radar performance?

    the detector isnt detecting like when we first had it,


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    I've seen cases that attach to the horn casting. Sure looks like a Uniden on the inside. There's a lot of point-to-point wiring there. Did you modify it?

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    no i've just taken it apart and put it back together...

    funny thing is back in 2003 when i hadnt got a clue about detectors i took it apart, cleaned what bits of dust i could see, this was before we had to make an everyday of the week trip to manchester and back.

    funny thing is that it picked the gatsos up better than it did, thing is i also polished the front lens thicking that it affected radar performance, i know know it doesnt do anything! :roll: but some reason it worked better..

    heres the case from the outside.



    i also noticed that sensoro uses the same parts as the newer snooper s5r
    theses are reported to be good at gatso detection, quoted by fact car as as good as the v1 for gatsos!


    i also noticed that the soldering quality is poor compared to the v1's!

    flux all over the place.

    also the antennas rather small but this cost us 300 back in 1998!
    upto
    2miles radar +laser
    100 yards gatso detection.
    600 yards mini gatso

    its never picked laser up, despite many many attemps.

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    You want one of these? My Sensoro will need a new home soon, I hope

    My personal testing with the Sensoro-branded model showed it had a delay of about 1 - 1 1/2 sec when hit with Ka band around 34,3 GHz. Lidar alerts were actually pretty good, even from the back (with the little lightpipe). X and K seemed to be alright but the Ka was disappointing.

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    its gone crap on k band... how can i increase sensitivity on k band!

    i'm going to have a play with those screws either side of the gun diode.

    previous posts have said they affect k band performance!

    i may swap them around. theses damn gatsometers are killing me!

    does beep until i'm at the side of them! :x

    roll on v1!

 

 

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