Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10

    Default My Bel RX65 Experience

    I've had my RX65 for a month now and I have a few thoughts. I bought my first radar detector 20 years ago and not long after that I discarded it because of nearly continuous false alarms on X band from every automatic door opener in town. After 20 years, not to mention moving into the 21st century, I figured the radar detector manufacturers would surely have solved this false alrm issue. But no. I now experience the exact same nearly continuous false alarms in my town (Redmond, Seattle, WA) only this time it's on K band. I think the manufacturers should be EMBARRASSED that they cannot offer me a radar detector that has a city mode for K band. Almost all of my false alarms are signal strength 1 of 9. How freaking hard would it be to be able to turn down the sensitivity on K band for us city dwellers? I don't live in Arizona or Nevada so I really could care less that I can pick up a signal from 12 miles away. We have hills and curves here in Washington, not 12 mile straighaways. For $329 it's a SHAM that my top of the line RX65 falses as much as my Bel from 1985. Maddening. But since there is an incredible lack of foresight from the manufacturers to beat the K band door opener issue I guess I'm stuck with my RX65. Maybe in 20 more years they'll fix the K band falsing issue, but then the Z band door openers will be a problem, I'm betting. HEY BEL, VALENTINE, ESCORT, COBRA, ET AL: Pull your head out of your rears and give me product that I can actually use!!

  2. #2
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Southern MA
    Posts
    10,127

    Default

    I hate to give you a mean answer but K-band Radar guns run on the same frequency as K-band door openers so really the you may think of it as a false but i don't. It's a common practice in my town for a cop to sit in the grocery store parking lot running his k-band radar gun

    How can it be a false if the cop uses the exact same frequency? it would be a false if it responded to a frequency not used by police

    Spoiler: show

    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
    Laser Jammer-Laser Interceptor Quad
    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

  3. #3
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    I hate to give you a mean answer but K-band Radar guns run on the same frequency as K-band door openers so really the you may think of it as a false but i don't. It's a common practice in my town for a cop to sit in the grocery store parking lot running his k-band radar gun

    How can it be a false if the cop uses the exact same frequency? it would be a false if it responded to a frequency not used by police
    Maybe the term "false alarm" was a poor choice of words. All I am asking for is to be able to turn off 1/9 signal strengths. I just want a city mode for K band. Is that so difficult?

  4. #4
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Southern MA
    Posts
    10,127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dannutt
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    I hate to give you a mean answer but K-band Radar guns run on the same frequency as K-band door openers so really the you may think of it as a false but i don't. It's a common practice in my town for a cop to sit in the grocery store parking lot running his k-band radar gun

    How can it be a false if the cop uses the exact same frequency? it would be a false if it responded to a frequency not used by police
    Maybe the term "false alarm" was a poor choice of words. All I am asking for is to be able to turn off 1/9 signal strengths. I just want a city mode for K band. Is that so difficult?
    Yes cause all detector company's will make their detector less sensitive and less responsive cause that really sells more units

    Trying running it in auto mode when i had my rx65 it would false around super markets but i knew then that it would and with autoscan it would shut off usually after 2 or 3 beeps but that was mine. If you want a silent detector use your eyes :shock: , Radar detectors are designed to respond to radar frequency's used by cops, and some doors might be on the same frequency

    Spoiler: show

    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
    Laser Jammer-Laser Interceptor Quad
    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

  5. #5
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: My Bel RX65 Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by dannutt
    I've had my RX65 for a month now and I have a few thoughts. I bought my first radar detector 20 years ago and not long after that I discarded it because of nearly continuous false alarms on X band from every automatic door opener in town. After 20 years, not to mention moving into the 21st century, I figured the radar detector manufacturers would surely have solved this false alrm issue. But no. I now experience the exact same nearly continuous false alarms in my town (Redmond, Seattle, WA) only this time it's on K band. I think the manufacturers should be EMBARRASSED that they cannot offer me a radar detector that has a city mode for K band. Almost all of my false alarms are signal strength 1 of 9. How freaking hard would it be to be able to turn down the sensitivity on K band for us city dwellers? I don't live in Arizona or Nevada so I really could care less that I can pick up a signal from 12 miles away. We have hills and curves here in Washington, not 12 mile straighaways. For $329 it's a SHAM that my top of the line RX65 falses as much as my Bel from 1985. Maddening. But since there is an incredible lack of foresight from the manufacturers to beat the K band door opener issue I guess I'm stuck with my RX65. Maybe in 20 more years they'll fix the K band falsing issue, but then the Z band door openers will be a problem, I'm betting. HEY BEL, VALENTINE, ESCORT, COBRA, ET AL: Pull your head out of your rears and give me product that I can actually use!!
    I should have also pointed out that when I am not near a Safeway/Home Depot I really like my RX65. This weekend I drove 300 miles across the state, away from city lights and the RX65 was stellar. I only sounded one time in 6 hours and that was a Washington State Trooper lasering me. It's just that when I am near my home, in the city, the RX65 is nearly useless. Give me city mode for K band please.

  6. #6
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by dannutt
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    I hate to give you a mean answer but K-band Radar guns run on the same frequency as K-band door openers so really the you may think of it as a false but i don't. It's a common practice in my town for a cop to sit in the grocery store parking lot running his k-band radar gun

    How can it be a false if the cop uses the exact same frequency? it would be a false if it responded to a frequency not used by police
    Maybe the term "false alarm" was a poor choice of words. All I am asking for is to be able to turn off 1/9 signal strengths. I just want a city mode for K band. Is that so difficult?
    Yes cause all detector company's will make their detector less sensitive and less responsive cause that really sells more units

    Trying running it in auto mode when i had my rx65 it would false around super markets but i knew then that it would and with autoscan it would shut off usually after 2 or 3 beeps but that was mine. If you want a silent detector use your eyes :shock: , Radar detectors are designed to respond to radar frequency's used by cops, and some doors might be on the same frequency
    crazyVOLVOrob, I don't think I'm coveying my point to you well. Go ahead, make the radar detector as sensitive as you can, I don't care if it can detect from 50 miles away, just GIVE ME THE CHOICE of how much sensitivity I need. Why do all RDs have city mode for X band? Isn't this the same issue? Why not city mode for K band? WHY?

  7. #7
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    2,303

    Default Cobra XRS 9700

    The Cobra XRS9700 has a city mode with K-Band squelch, but the sensitivity isn't nearly as much as the RX65 to start with.

  8. #8

    Default

    My experience is that the overwhelming majority of door openers use X band. With that in mind, the detector companies have made "city" modes that filter X band but not other bands. I know that some do filter K band in "city" mode but not most. I have run into door openers that use K and Ka band sensors that set off my detector, but they are few and far between. I have no problem deciding if these alerts are real or not. I treat these as real threats and use my eyes to determine the source. If detector companies started filtering K and Ka bands then we would all be in a whole lot of trouble considering many agencies use these bands. You might try using the mode on the detector that displays the frequency of the alert. I know that some people have noted minor differences between real radar and door openers doing this. Also, try to memorize where in your area you are getting K alerts...this would be an easy solution. Other than that the simplest thing to do would be not to speed in the city and save it for highway driving where the detector works best.

  9. #9
    Power User
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Evergreen State
    Posts
    3,884

    Default

    Well if I'm not mistaken can't you set the rx65 into (TECH) mode that way you'll be able to differentiate between two, just a thought :?:

  10. #10
    Founder of Stealthvation
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    Autoscan will be your best bet. When I drive my wife's SUV her RX65 is pretty silent yet VERY effective
    RIP Duncan my BELOVED black lab son 8/7/99-3/23/11. I will miss you DEARLY.


    http://www.criminalcustomzshop.com/


    LET THE BIRTH OF MANY TESTING GROUPS HAPPEN!











    You want to know what it is like doing something for the love and passion and not for the mighty dollar then look up GOL!










    buyradardetectors rocks!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Bel RX65 experience
    By tshrimp in forum Beltronics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-19-2007, 07:35 PM
  2. My RX65 experience
    By MIKEaTRON in forum Beltronics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-27-2006, 04:07 PM
  3. RX65 Florida/Miami Experience - from UK
    By nsegal in forum Beltronics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2005, 07:39 AM
  4. RX65 experience
    By fastnsafe in forum Beltronics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-08-2005, 10:58 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •