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TRun
12-31-2010, 06:51 PM
I just found a whistler 680 radar detector. Now I wonder if anyone has any info about this unit? Like say a manual... All I seen on the website is it gets only Ka 34.3 and no laser.

Jag42
12-31-2010, 06:55 PM
Wow ....Take it to the Antique road show

TRun
12-31-2010, 06:58 PM
lol by the scuffs on the top of the case I think it was last used as a doorstop. It does turn on and beep and seems to work.

sx4dude2013
12-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Where did u find it? Lol

TRun
12-31-2010, 07:54 PM
at work(recycling plant)

MOPARado
01-01-2011, 10:37 AM
...it gets only Ka 34.3 and no laser.

Thread title should of been:

'Got an old useless Whistler'

Hang on to it, might be worth something as an antique some day . LOL

unmamfqlm
01-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Didn't see a manual, but found a little bit of info:

http://www.whistlergroup.com/de680.asp

The link says you can trade it in for a newer Whistler.

TRun
01-01-2011, 03:09 PM
I can see Mike B saying "WTF??!!?" when he sees this thread

Michael B
01-01-2011, 07:11 PM
I have a few in my history box. They sold well in their day.

TRun
01-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Unit appears to have suffered some water intrusion but still able detect radar sources. I opened it up to dry off the case and noticed no water on the circuit board. The real test will be when I put it up against a speed sign. Expect some lulz

unmamfqlm
01-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Unit appears to have suffered some water intrusion but still able detect radar sources. I opened it up to dry off the case and noticed no water on the circuit board. The real test will be when I put it up against a speed sign. Expect some lulz

You never know, it may surprise you. I found an old Trapshooter in my basement not too long ago, and it actually did pretty well against a K band speed sign.

TRun
01-01-2011, 10:32 PM
It might do well considering this was before superwide Ka band. I won't know until monday or tuesday.

aradarnut
01-02-2011, 07:42 AM
Didn't see a manual, but found a little bit of info:

http://www.whistlergroup.com/de680.asp

The link says you can trade it in for a newer Whistler.

The info in the link states the unit wasn't manufactured by Whistler. Out of curiosity, I wonder who made it. Mike B?

Michael B
01-02-2011, 09:04 AM
It was manufactured for Whistler by a manufacturing partner.

yellowtibby
01-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Post some vids of it.

TRun
01-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Post some vids of it.

Will do in the meantime here is all my detectors taking a pose...
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2253/imag0013sv.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2083/imag0011zw.jpg

Jag42
01-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Nice collection !