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Old 12-03-2007, 07:56 PM   #21
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there illegal in Va. But that dosent stop me from using them. I couldnt believe how far warned i was when i borrowed my frineds V1, i was on a country road and it warned me 2 big hills before i even saw the cop...well over a mile.
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They leak Ka band, my V1 picks up other detectors all the time and then blinks "J" (junk) to dismiss the warning.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:20 PM   #23
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fuckk lol now i cant get one i dont want to be getting fined by them pigs
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I think sales up V1 just went up.

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #25
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So I take it the V1 is a wee bit better of a detector then the 40 dollar detector I bought from Wal-Mart? Damn, these things sound great.
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I mean...triple digit speeds have nothing to do with that.
The cop was sitting at a light, it wasnt a speed trap. The cop cant get him for speed even he was estimating, you cant just pull numbers out of your ***. The only thing he could get him on was the red light even if he knows he was speeding, no radar = no speeding and you can ask to see it too.
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So they detect cop cars too??
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So they detect cop cars too??

That cop was definitely painting them with radar. Judging by the duration of the alert he knew exactly how fast they were going.

If I got that ticket I'd argue the radar gun was focused on the guy who didn't fly through the light
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The cop was sitting at a light, it wasnt a speed trap. The cop cant get him for speed even he was estimating, you cant just pull numbers out of your ***. The only thing he could get him on was the red light even if he knows he was speeding, no radar = no speeding and you can ask to see it too.

You can't ask to see it in all states.. They recently passed a law in Wisconsin making it so the police do not have to show you the radar/laser reading.

WHY WOULD YOU PASS A LAW LIKE THAT?! It will ONLY benefit those who are dishonest on the police force.
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The cop was sitting at a light, it wasnt a speed trap. The cop cant get him for speed even he was estimating, you cant just pull numbers out of your ***. The only thing he could get him on was the red light even if he knows he was speeding, no radar = no speeding and you can ask to see it too.
If the detector is going off full-bore like that, a cop is aiming a gun straight at you, or nearly so.
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I have seen cops leave their guns on sitting on their dash though, they set off my radar when they pass me, yet they arent actually taking radar.
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If the detector is going off full-bore like that, a cop is aiming a gun straight at you, or nearly so.
Thats not true. Thats not how radar detectors work, they capture the presence of the emissions you dont necessarily have to be hit with it just in the vicinity. If you are correct in what you say, then a radar detector is pretty much useless because it will only go off when it hits you.

Laser detector needs to hit you before it sets your detector off yes, but thats why you have laser jammers. They are illegal in most states and if the cop tries to get you and sees its not working he can get you for using a laser jammer most likely. Dont quote me on this, this is a guesstimate.
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The cop was sitting at a light, it wasnt a speed trap. The cop cant get him for speed even he was estimating, you cant just pull numbers out of your ***. The only thing he could get him on was the red light even if he knows he was speeding, no radar = no speeding and you can ask to see it too.
Uhh... most newer radars will adjust for the cruiser speed and angle of attach so if his radar was on and aimed remotely closed to that direction he got a speed reading.
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Uhh... most newer radars will adjust for the cruiser speed and angle of attach so if his radar was on and aimed remotely closed to that direction he got a speed reading.
What do you mean remotely close, he has to aim right at the car to get a speed reading. But yes, you are correct the new detectors do allow the cop to be moving. However that is not relevant to this thread.

You guys can have your own opinions, I still think its the red light he got taken for and not the speed.
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is there any radar detectors out there that the cops cannot detect i don't care if its 500$ lol its better then getting my license suspended or worse...gay Canadian laws
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Yes, because it really didn't look like he was going that fast. Cops aren't exactly retarded and pretty much will be able to tell that you're not going speed limit... especially when you're exceeding the speed limit by at least 2x. CHP can use landmarks and time to actually guesstimate your speed close to within 5mph.
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is there any radar detectors out there that the cops cannot detect i don't care if its 500$ lol its better then getting my license suspended or worse...gay Canadian laws
Yes, there is. Bell something STi. Look it up lol..
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Yes, there is. Bell something STi. Look it up lol..
yea found it, its Bel Sti lol 400 bucks shipped not bad, just as long as the pigs dont know i got it Now this i am defiantly asking santa for
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Thats not true. Thats not how radar detectors work, they capture the presence of the emissions you dont necessarily have to be hit with it just in the vicinity. If you are correct in what you say, then a radar detector is pretty much useless because it will only go off when it hits you.

Laser detector needs to hit you before it sets your detector off yes, but thats why you have laser jammers. They are illegal in most states and if the cop tries to get you and sees its not working he can get you for using a laser jammer most likely. Dont quote me on this, this is a guesstimate.
Have you used a V1? Full-strength signal is when the gun is pretty much dead on and close. You'll pick up the low level emissions first, but the solid tone in the video was definitely full strength.

Laser does not have to hit you, it has to be line of sight, yes, but that can include reflections and scatter.
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try that one in VA. Anything over 80mph is jailable. 90+ is a ticket straight to jail.
I can verify that from personal experience :(
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