Hi all. I would like a little help with something. I was passing through WY today and got into a speed trap. My Bel V955 didn't register anything, so I asked the officer how he got my speed. He said RADAR....I said "Are you sure?" and pointed to my RD. He said "I'm sure" and proceeded to issue me a ticket.
Now, I was obviously suspicious (ok, pissed) because my Bel has never failed me in the 5 or 6 years that I have owned it. Not to mention that he told me that I was going 76-77. The fact that he gave me a range instead of a solid number made me think he was full of it.
As I went through the rest of the (police) state, there was heavy state trooper activity. I passed 2-3 more cars that looked to be in ambush mode...not a single peep.
Are they using new equipment? My RD worked just fine about 5 min before I got hit and about 10 min after (well, it worked on other things, not the other troopers I encountered)...and has been fine all through Colorado.
I was thinking of fighting the ticket and getting Beltronics to recertify my RD, etc. That would be pointless if they are using a new band or something. What do you think?
EDIT: I had originally said my RD was a V940. It's actually a V955.