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Old 06-12-2001, 03:59 PM   #7
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Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Son Josei
1999 2.5RS-T <RIP>

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You hafta get a 'High Quality' Detector, and you need to understand the diffrent radar bands. I have a BEL detector, and it detects X, K, Ka, Laser, and SWS (Safety Warning System)...It also talks, but thats not the point ...

X band is always microwave's or shopping center electric doors.
K band is usually motorcycle cops, sometimes local police, and this wierd place off of 680 & Mission in fremont sets it off everytime?!?!
Ka band is ALWAYS Police!

Each band has a diffrent beep tone. On my particular detector there is a feature where you can set the tone to beep twice when it detects a signal, and then it makes a very mild click sound, with the intervals representing how strong the signal is. That way the "BLEEEEP" doesn't get so annoying. It also has an LED display that tells you the band, and the strength of the signal, but once you get used to the diffrent tones, you won't even look at it anymore. BEL makes good detectors, so does ESCORT. I've heard high end COBRA's arn't bad, but the "Valentine One" is hands down the best detector on the Market (for $400 it better be) For all you sceptics...GET ONE! Go all out and get a good one! You won't regret it.

[ June 12, 2001: Message edited by: Dan_E ]
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