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    Default Need advice on Whistler DE1770 Radar Detector

    Any one have a Whistler DE1770 Radar Detector? Is it any good?





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    Unit is 4 years old, NO POP I would say spend your money on a newer unit.

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    Any idea what the range for Ka on the 1770 is? And if that is considered good or bad?

    I, as I imagine the original poster did, bought one on sale for $25.

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    For $25 don't expect much but hey it will pay for itself, maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    For $25 don't expect much but hey it will pay for itself, maybe
    MSRP is $99.

    I wouldn't buy a $25 detector for $25, but a $99 detector for $25, I can't pass up.

    Here's some info I got from an email to Whistler customer service:
    HI,

    The 1770 uses the same antenna as the 1793SE so you can look at online tests for that model as well as the Pro-Series.

    John Nolan
    Whistler Technical Support

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    boomerman - any detection specs on your pro-58?

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    Go to the GOL web site and you will see where we tested it.
    http://www.guysoflidar.com/shootout05/radartesting.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    Go to the GOL web site and you will see where we tested it.
    http://www.guysoflidar.com/shootout05/radartesting.html
    If I'm reading that correctly. It didn't detect Ka till it was 682 - 782 feet away?

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    That would be correct in this test.
    The road we did this test on was very curvy and hilly, we did this for the purpose of extreme conditions.
    How the road was laid out at that point you could not see the operator of the gun and the operator could not see the vehicle either, so you would have had time to slow down on this road.
    On a straight road you would have had more than enough time to slow down before you would have been hit.
    On a straight road I have gotten a little more than a 1/4 mile warning when targeted with a KA radar unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    That would be correct in this test.
    The road we did this test on was very curvy and hilly, we did this for the purpose of extreme conditions.
    How the road was laid out at that point you could not see the operator of the gun and the operator could not see the vehicle either, so you would have had time to slow down on this road.
    On a straight road you would have had more than enough time to slow down before you would have been hit.
    On a straight road I have gotten a little more than a 1/4 mile warning when targeted with a KA radar unit.
    Ah, that makes me feel MUCH better.

 

 

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