Yesterday I returned a Whistler 1788 back to Radio Shack for a refund. The detector worked well and all, but the low volume, large size and heft left a little to be desired.
I decided to make due with my Bel E795. I also decided to experiment a little by opening it up and enlarging the horn with some aluminum foil and tape. The horn to me looked very narrow and seemed to be set kind of far back inside the case as well as having a small-ish open end. So I extended it right out until the window. From the outside it looks bone stock.
I'm driving it around to see if it has any effect positive or negative and will post back if I notice anything, although being the middle of the month encounters with LEOs in my area are minimal.
Anyone here have any ideas of what horn mods will do to the range and overall performance? I'm not a EE and have no clue as to IEEE/electrical/radio stuff... Surely horn mods must have some effect on performance.
It'd be a very interesting thing if relatively cheap RD's could be enhanced with inexpensive horn mods or extensions.
Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, advice?