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Old February 4th, 2019
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I'm gonna have to call in again, mine seems to have no range.



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Old February 5th, 2019
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That does seem short - however several factors may be in play - you came over a hill, the gun could be in his seat or if itís in the front window itís pointing away from you directly at the trunk of the car in front of him. But hey Iíd send it in maybe, couldnít hurt.
It could be that either a) he only has the forward facing antenna activated or b) he has a hand held unit, and it's now laying on the seat of the squad. Either one would cause that short of a range.
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Old February 5th, 2019
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Around here, they all use dash mounted units, barley ever do you see a hand held around here, unless its laser. I called in, spoke with support, they feel it is way out of tune. So mailed it off... fingers crossed.... one thing I learned from the support agent that I found interesting was, he said that due to there being moving parts (I wasn't aware of there were moving parts) being in the EX and other escort detectors, a simple speed bump can knock it out of tune.

newzealandnick I suggest, also calling in, and set up a repair.

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I learned from the support agent that I found interesting was, he said that due to there being moving parts (I wasn't aware of there were moving parts) being in the EX and other escort detectors, a simple speed bump can knock it out of tune.
Unless there was a misunderstanding, the agent was incorrect. None of Escort's windshield-mounted detectors have internal moving parts.
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Unless there was a misunderstanding, the agent was incorrect. None of Escort's windshield-mounted detectors have internal moving parts.
I can only go by what he told me... He is the trained expert, I am just the consumer... Maybe Larry has some info on this??
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While many of Escorts sales/service people you talk to on the phone are very good there are those that would hardly be considered "trained experts" as you put it. Just read the forum, it would not be the first time incorrect information was given over the phone.
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I can only go by what he told me... He is the trained expert, I am just the consumer... Maybe Larry has some info on this??
We can wait for ER, but all of Escort's detectors are solid-state, so they have no moving parts. If the agent said otherwise, the agent was mistaken, or he misunderstood things.
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At the tolerances these detectors deal with, it is full of "moving parts". The slight variances with temperature changes (which are digitally compensated), or the torque of the receiver screws, or how certain components are soldered, all affect sensitivity and tuning. It will not hurt to have it checked out.

If you are using Auto sensitivity, that is certainly limiting K band. The first encounter first alerted at 23 mph. With Auto mode's speed sensitivity active it will greatly limit sensitivity. That first encounter was also when going over-the-hill which limits detection.
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At the tolerances these detectors deal with, it is full of "moving parts". The slight variances with temperature changes (which are digitally compensated), or the torque of the receiver screws, or how certain components are soldered, all affect sensitivity and tuning. It will not hurt to have it checked out.

If you are using Auto sensitivity, that is certainly limiting K band. The first encounter first alerted at 23 mph. With Auto mode's speed sensitivity active it will greatly limit sensitivity. That first encounter was also when going over-the-hill which limits detection.
Larry, for my fuller understanding, are there any "moving parts" like motors, are there? I can understand that there might be parts that might shift, but by design, aren't all of the parts essentially static?
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Larry, for my fuller understanding, are there any "moving parts" like motors, are there? I can understand that there might be parts that might shift, but by design, aren't all of the parts essentially static?
TBNTX, I would agree with you on this. To me a modern detector is surface mount technology, very tiny and assembled by robotics. There are no real old school moving parts like a VR pot to turn and there is nothing there to "tune" by hand like a 1980's cb radio. And no wheels or cables like a 70's stereo receiver.

That said the antenna area of a modern detector seems to be the weak spot that could be effected by a jolt or extreme temperature change. BUT, i would expect a modern detector to handle most anything the mobile environment can throw at it. That's where a detector is used, the only electronic item that is tougher would be a smart phone.
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