I am a retired engineer. I have been reading these forums for a few years. Didn't have time to participate before but now that I am retired, its playtime
I don't travel much but have a tendency to pass everyone on the road. Had bought a rx65 a few years back after looking at the GOL results from Jan tests of 2006.
Recently I have been stopped/warned a couple of time with I/O and realized it was time to upgrade. Returned to GOL and v1 was the clear winner in every test. So I bought a new one from mike
V1 is attached right below the factory tint parallel to the road. The tint keeps v1 out of the sun but gives it a clear view of the road. I have been around long enough to know not to test 2 detectors at one time. I have more time than anything else these days so I was ready and compared rx65 with new v1 3.872.
x and k band tested on grocery stores, laser tested on the sun
Laser- Almost too sensitive. I live in the country and I don't have a big laser problem here, mostly ka band. I did get a laser alert to the setting sun.
X- band v1 almost twice the range
K-band v1 almost 1.5x range
ka band.. we have 35.5 where I live and I found it a toss up with very slight advantage v1 I mean within a few feet, nothing like the x and k advantage.
I tested against a parked county cruiser facing a fast food restaurant. So it was perpendicular to the road that I was testing on. Since I had been running rx65 in usa mode so tried various modes on v1
Turning off pop on v1 increased the range on 35.5 slightly about half a block. Turning off x didn't help any further. Running both detectors together gave a rx65 slightly longer range but didn't effect v1 any
I had made several passes around the establishment and figured I better stop before I get stopped for circling the joint. Will do some more testing and report back