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    Default Band from antenna?

    Can you tell what band police are running by looking at the antenna on the dash? See:


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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    Hmm, I'm pretty sure the LEO on the left is running a K Band MPH unit. As for the one on the right, he could be running either an older Stalker unit (Ka 34.7) or a Decatur unit (Ka 35.5).

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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    I think that if you actually are looking at the antenna and standing beside the LEO's car in a parking lot or something there is usually a sticker on the antenna.
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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    +1 on what Snoopy said. The easiest one for NJ is if it's bigger than the one on the left it's X band, it will usually say MPH on the side

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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    K Band MPH unit. both units are k band i measured the dash mount
    Last edited by radarrob; 02-07-2011 at 11:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    Are Ka band antennas usually smaller? And I have read that some units can come with a Ka or a K band antenna. Is there a difference in the main unit, and the antenna itself does all of the math that would differ between them, or is the base unit itself different?

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    Default Re: Band from antenna?

    antennas come in different sizes not all ka are small.some units can come with ka and k band Ive seen it done its rare.the antenna collects the info and then sends to main unit.


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