I'm totally new to RDs and have recently got a Bel STi Driver.
Yesterday was my 1st trip 'w the STi, drove from Essex county to Kitchener/Waterloo area 'w the STi on.
I'm not 100% if I had the detector installed quite right (it was pointed down the road but at an angle leaning to the left, my windshield is curved and I can't mount the thing flat and level unless I put it in the center of the windshield, and thats just not an option)
Now, my Q's is this, I used the AutoScan mode in town and Hwy mode on the 401, and the only warnings I got were all X-band. In town a railway crossing seemed to set off a warning (went through it both ways and both times the STi warned of x-band)
On the 401 I got several, about 6 or 7 strong X-Band signals, and only once or twice did I see police cruisers driving the opposite way.
Now, after reading a bit of info on here, I see that in Ontario and on the 401 the K-band or Ka-bands are used and there is almost no x-band out there?
I had no K, or Ka band warnings at all.
So what was I detecting out there? I had some very strong signals, started off weak and gradually went to full strength then tapered off....
Even when driving through the evil Chatham Kent area (thats crawling with OPP) the STi only bleeped x-band a few times.
Is there something wrong with my detector?
Or is it possible that on a single 3hr drive I simply did not run into any K or Ka band radar? (no laser warnings either)
I was not speeding really, and the weather conditions were less than ideal, but I did see some ppl pulled over so I know the cops were still out there nailing ppl.
Is there a sure fire way to test the STi? (it seems to work fine, passes its internal calibration tests etc)
If I can find one of those trailer radar signs (the ones that tell you your speed) what band do those usually use?
Any insights or thoughts?