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    so me and two of my hoe's (my girlfriend and an old friend of mine) are going to get some ice cream. we are on a relatively slow street that leads to two parkways, when my X50 picks up a weak Ka band signal. then i notice that there are TWO weak Ka signals, but they are of the same strength. i pass a "donut trap" (cop left the radar on and went in the diner), and the signals fade. i only saw that one car, and have traveled this area before and dont remember picking up a Ka signal, even tho Ka falsing is rare. could it have been that his radar unit had a rear and front facing antenna, and it picked out both? any input would be good, i thought it was strange....

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    two radar antenna's one facing front and the other facing rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by kap1027
    so me and two of my hoe's (my girlfriend and an old friend of mine) are going to get some ice cream. we are on a relatively slow street that leads to two parkways, when my X50 picks up a weak Ka band signal. then i notice that there are TWO weak Ka signals, but they are of the same strength. i pass a "donut trap" (cop left the radar on and went in the diner), and the signals fade. i only saw that one car, and have traveled this area before and dont remember picking up a Ka signal, even tho Ka falsing is rare. could it have been that his radar unit had a rear and front facing antenna, and it picked out both? any input would be good, i thought it was strange....
    Most all the cruisers I see here in MA I get two bars on my X50. Just today I had a statey on detail that probably left it on to slow people with RDs down. Two K bars in expert mode. Also the day before I had another statey already pull someone over give me two Ka bars

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    Reflected and direct RF from the same source is another theory, causing one strong and one weak signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SETITOFF
    Reflected and direct RF from the same source is another theory, causing one strong and one weak signal.
    This happened to me yesterday. A LEO had someone pulled over on the side of the highway. He was running Ka, pointed forward. When I approached from behind, my V1 sounded Ka, then as I passed the cruiser, went to 2 Ka, one front, one rear for a few seconds until I was about 100 yards past the cruiser. Then the 2nd bogey dropped off and I just got full scale, 1 Ka from the rear.

    I figured this was from the signal bouncing off cars in front of me. He wasn't running dual, as the signal was weak until after I passed the cruiser.
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    That's a very good example.

 

 

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