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    Default How far can a radar gun reach?

    I was wondering how far a radar gun could reach. Let's assume its the most range. What is the max range for radar as of today?

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    Default Re: How far can a radar gun reach?

    Thanks. Fast replies rock! You seem to do that a lot!

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    Default Re: How far can a radar gun reach?

    Quote Originally Posted by GDXChris View Post
    Thanks. Fast replies rock! You seem to do that a lot!
    A two minuet reply. Its surprising how far some of them can pick up.

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    Default Re: How far can a radar gun reach?

    Glad to help. The other thread came up yesterday so I knew just where to get it. I've seen lots of other guys on here do the same. Its a great forum.

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    Default Re: How far can a radar gun reach?

    When it comes to radar, its all about "Line of Sight" and the beam width of the transmitting device. Most radar devices...I think, run anywhere from 5 to 17 degrees beam width. Now given that the horizon of the planet itself, yes...the whole Earth, is 11 miles out, radar cannot see past that distance even with a small beam width. Of course, a LEO can't see you 11 miles away either normally unless he's sitting on a hill. What comes to my mind right away is I-15 out of Las Vegas at the Nevada/California border. A CHP up the hill which happens to be 11 miles away, can indeed see someone coming south but painting a radar target on him will be next to impossible due to a few hundred to a few thousand other cars all going the same direction.

 

 

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