1. ## Different display modes

On my STi I can view threats in 3 ways.

1. The typical way where you see the band and then the strength bars;
2. A way that shows the strength of each threat band that is detected, and
3. A way that shows the band and then the frequency.

The manual suggests that an operator must know what they're doing to use method #3.

I am not clear why. The strength would be reflected by the audio and a K band alert is a K band alert, isnt it?

What are the upsides and downsides of using the #2 or #3?

TIA

2. People use option two to view two or more different radar hits at the same time. Ex. A Leo is sitting in a Lowe's parking lot hitting you because he knows that the door openers set your radar detector off and you will just ignore it. Option 3 would be used to differentiate between a **false signal and a real signal by frequency.

**No such thing as a false alert

3. 3 is more complicated IMO... I always use option 2

4. You will find that most of the people who are big into radar find option 2 the most useful

5. option 3 is only usefull for figuring out what specific type of Ka equipment the officer is useing. Such as the BEE III 33.8 or STALKER 34.7 or Talon 35.5. Note that you will see numbers such as 33.790 or 33.880 or 34.690 or 35.490 or any other number varitation to the hundreth or thousands from the decimal point, i.e. 33.8xx

You will gt so many different variation even for the same source the numbers in tech mode will "jump" around. This is all meaningless, all your concerend with is getting the first two or three digits depending upon how you look at it... 33.8 34.7 35.5 you do not care what comes after the first decimal place, because it is meaningless, the unit does not have the level of fine accuracy, nor does it matter.

And then there are the false of coarse mch less likely on Ka band BUT a false can reside on the exact same frequency as police radar, and opposite wise you can get a real threat from an offcier and it would say 33.690 <<< is this a false, HELL NO! It can be a real threat!!! And then there is K band that resides at 24.150, but it can be +/- anything, the posts that say that you can distinguish a false from a real threat is baloney, only is the absolute best case scenario where yo know a false that operates on 24.140 and you apporach that "false" spot but you get say 24.150, you could know that something might change BUT beaware again your detector will not allways show the same numbers.

It can display the same freq all year around but the 366th day it will show a different number, bottom line you can not predictively relie on the numbers.

It is just eye candy amusement. Period.

6. I still have not recieved an anser for this question, if in tech mode and a user gets a POP alert, will it show what the POP is, i.e. K band freq or Ka band freq... (33.8)? Not that it matters, just curious.

7. Originally Posted by amoney
I still have not recieved an anser for this question, if in tech mode and a user gets a POP alert, will it show what the POP is, i.e. K band freq or Ka band freq... (33.8)? Not that it matters, just curious.
Both the RX-65 and the X50 display POP, and do not display the frequency. :wink:

8. Originally Posted by amoney
option 3 is only usefull for figuring out what specific type of Ka equipment the officer is useing. Such as the BEE III 33.8 or STALKER 34.7 or Talon 35.5. Note that you will see numbers such as 33.790 or 33.880 or 34.690 or 35.490 or any other number varitation to the hundreth or thousands from the decimal point, i.e. 33.8xx

You will gt so many different variation even for the same source the numbers in tech mode will "jump" around. This is all meaningless, all your concerend with is getting the first two or three digits depending upon how you look at it... 33.8 34.7 35.5 you do not care what comes after the first decimal place, because it is meaningless, the unit does not have the level of fine accuracy, nor does it matter.

It is just eye candy amusement. Period.
It only really has 3 significant figures :wink:

9. Both the RX-65 and the X50 display POP, and do not display the frequency
Same thing with the Sti , I did not encounter a Pop , I tested the Sti with a zapper.

Tech mode :

quick trigger =POP
hold the zapper at few inches = Ka 34.810
the zapper at more then 10 inches = X band , 10.510

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