How to choose a radar detector?

Evgeny Lukashenko
Evgeny Lukashenko
May 29, 2012
How to choose a radar detector?

Each of the drivers repeatedly encountered DPS officers armed with the newest and most effective “gadgets”. We are now talking about radars, yes, everyone has seen them and knows what they are intended for: roughly speaking, they measure the speed of moving cars.

But every sword has its own shield, right? Let's run through the terminology, so as not to cause confusion when choosing a car anti-radar, this is important.

Radar detector - a device designed to detect radar signals and notify the driver of their presence. Accordingly, the presence of DPS officer, waiting for you ahead. This is in no way prohibited by law, as it does not constitute a danger and does not infringe upon someone’s rights.

It is often confused with anti-radar. This device is really forbidden, because when it detects a radar it starts to generate frequency interference in order to confuse the radar / disable / give utter readings / nothing at all. But we must understand that this can be characterized as a kind of terrorism, and this is not good.In addition, to generate waves is dangerous for the health of the driver and others, even if not very, but do we really need to feel the trunk at the temple to feel the danger? We will be prudent, discard thoughts of anti-radar.

We need to choose a car radar detector. How to choose a radar detector? More precisely, the radar detector, but okay, the terminology we try in favor of convenience. Let's get acquainted with the requirements for anti-radar.

The work of traffic police radar

The absolute majority of traffic police radars operate in the K (or "viewfinder") bands, but there are also devices using a rare X range. Therefore, we just need to know the list of operating modes of existing detectors, the list below:

  • Ultra-K detector is able to recognize the pulse mode K
  • detector Ultra-X - impulse X
  • Instant-On - detects pulse radars / short-term X-mode.

From here you can draw some conclusions in order to choose the right anti-radar. Our device should reflect the following functions:

  • the ability to determine absolutely all ranges of traffic police radar;
  • diameter of active detection space;
  • the ratio of real and false signals (less is better);
  • data analysis speed;
  • reliability of the result;
  • workmanship.

Based on this, our radar detectors are divided into several large groups by price category, of course. The principle is simple - cheaper, worse. But this does not mean that the average motorist needs the most expensive anti-radar, because it will be too powerful, will create unnecessary interference. Choosing stop on the one that will have a sensitivity setting. I advise you to put more on the track, in the city - less.

Now it is clear to us, albeit superficially, how to choose the right anti-radar. Do not break!

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