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post #31 of 40 Old 09-14-2016, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I have been considering adding a good radar detector and did some reading on jammers. I have also seen the detectors with laser detection so this knowledge is of value to me as I decide what is effective and what is not. I agree on prudent riding and it has worked for me most of the time. I did receive an award riding with rsmith in Colorado last month. It was my fault as I was the lead bike leaving Lake City and got a little excited at the curvy shape of the road ahead. You know the rest
Hmmm, I went through Lake City three weeks ago. I think y'all were there the week before I was. I love that area.

BTW, per R.L.s comments above, my Laser is never turned on due to the false and not needing it.
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Hmmm, I went through Lake City three weeks ago. I think y'all were there the week before I was. I love that area.

BTW, per R.L.s comments above, my Laser is never turned on due to the false and not needing it.
The last time I went through Lake City (June '15) we were headed up and over Cinnamon Pass:



No worries about electronic counter-measures up there
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Some of the traffic controls on Colorado's interstates have made all but the best radar detectors useless. The cheaper ones are falsing constantly on K band.
I use a Max 360 in the Lexus and a Max 2 on the GTLe. The Max 2 will false where the Max 360 won't. Also CDOT is starting to put in road signs that are controlled by KA band.

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I agree as there seem to be a lot of construction directional illuminated signs with K band in some states. Other states monitor traffic speed with K band, or even laser here on the new tollways. The beauty of the GPS radar detectors is to record the regular false alerts and not deal with them again. Wonder how big that memory is as I have quite a collection of them now.

The Max has a setting to allow for auto collection of false alerts, and a setting for no alert below a certain speed (parking lots and door openers).

If I mute an alert for one band, if another band comes alive in the same area I will get a new alert.

It's all part of the cat & mouse game. Mostly for fun as in congested cities, like Dallas, driving the 70 mph speed limit on freeways is frustrated by traffic.

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Some of the traffic controls on Colorado's interstates have made all but the best radar detectors useless. The cheaper ones are falsing constantly on K band.
I use a Max 360 in the Lexus and a Max 2 on the GTLe. The Max 2 will false where the Max 360 won't. Also CDOT is starting to put in road signs that are controlled by KA band.
I just sent my Valentine one in last year to get the latest updates (new board also) They say one of the things it helps with is the traffic control radar on the freeways. I haven't been to LA in a while so I'm not sure if it helps or not.
It was nuts having that thing go off every 2 miles.
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Some of the traffic controls on Colorado's interstates have made all but the best radar detectors useless. The cheaper ones are falsing constantly on K band.
I use a Max 360 in the Lexus and a Max 2 on the GTLe. The Max 2 will false where the Max 360 won't. Also CDOT is starting to put in road signs that are controlled by KA band.
Going up and down some of the Passes they love those "your speed" signs that work on K band. Wolf Creek is one, and I can't think of the other off hand going north from I-40 towards Winter Park if I'm not mistaken.

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I agree as there seem to be a lot of construction directional illuminated signs with K band in some states. Other states monitor traffic speed with K band, or even laser here on the new tollways. The beauty of the GPS radar detectors is to record the regular false alerts and not deal with them again. Wonder how big that memory is as I have quite a collection of them now.
Assuming the device creating the false alert doesn't somehow interfere with an actual radar gun's ability to measure speed, it seems a saavy LEO would park right near one of those and catch a lot of people depending on their radar detectors but being desensitized to that location.
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Assuming the device creating the false alert doesn't somehow interfere with an actual radar gun's ability to measure speed, it seems a saavy LEO would park right near one of those and catch a lot of people depending on their radar detectors but being desensitized to that location.
I've seen that done and the Max alerted to the new frequency.

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I've seen that done and the Max alerted to the new frequency.
Does the Max pick up on the actual frequency or just the band? What if they use the same band and frequency but are just far enough apart that their signal dominates the false signal? or they use a different frequency within the same band?
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Does the Max pick up on the actual frequency or just the band? What if they use the same band and frequency but are just far enough apart that their signal dominates the false signal? or they use a different frequency within the same band?
Federal law mandates the frequencies (maybe regulations). Within the Ka there are three frequencies used in the US.

The Escort detector can display signal strength with band, or expert that shows the bands and relative strength or the specific frequency number.


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