Hey all. Last night I took my wife's Bel X65 with me from Kokomo to Indy to get more familar with it, and now I have some quick questions. First off, I use it in USA mode, Auto sensing, with POP and X band turned on. Basically EVERYTHING is turned on.
Somewhere around or past SR28 on US31 going south, I got alerted out of no where to POP. The RD just went off, I think it flashed POP and gave a very quick beeping sound for about 5 seconds or so. There were no other alerts after this. Just a big 'ol burst of POP, then nothing. What does that mean?? Also, it did this again coming home in the exact same spot. The only thing around are fields and one little corner "market" type place. I'm not sure what the building is or what they sell. I think I saw a bunch of golf carts outside, so they must sell those and some other junk.
In reading here, I'm asuming that POP should be followed by another type of radar reading correct? When I got closer to Indy, I did notice another POP alert, then immediately a faint Ka alert. Does that mean someone in the area was using POP, then switched to Ka?
Also, you guys talk about falsing. I think I experienced some of this just before 465 because there are a lot of corporate buildings there. It seems that it's mostly K or X band alerts. And usually the signal never gets past a couple of "bars" on the RD. So, is this picking up the buildings directly in front of me, or the ones a mile or so ahead of me??
When the RD goes off, I check my speed because I'm never really sure just where the threat is. Obviously if it's more than halfway up on the strength, something is close by. But I think what I'm experiencing is falsing cuz it's never more than a few bars. Is the bar strength my indicator as to how close LEO is? I guess I need to know how quickly to react to things.