OLDER MODEL Dual frequency RADAR RECIEVER ~ Obsolete or not?
I just received an Escort dual frequency radar receiver (patent number 4,313,216) that seems to be a more bulky older model detector. Does anyone have experience with this type of detector? Looking up the patent, I found that it can detect X and K bands, but could you relay on to me whether they are effective against most commonly used radar, or have radar technologies gone above and beyond my unit's capabilities? Any help would be appreciated <3
05-05-2007 11:41 AM # ADS
If it only detects x and k then it probably is no good. Unless you are in an area that only uses X and K but that is rarely the case, you will be completely blind to Ka band which is used more and mre every day. Also I would wonder how the sensitivty on an old detector like that would be, I have seen reports where they actally had decent X, K range but the fact that you remain vulnerable to Ka would negate any sensitivity you gain on the other two bands.
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Re: OLDER MODEL Dual frequency RADAR RECIEVER ~ Obsolete or
The older Escort ( Large black Box) and original Passport , SOLO and Escort DSP only detect X,K radar and do not detect Ka, POP or laser and are out dated. my original 1989 Escort is built like a tank and mines still work today. Escort probably still has better X,K band range then most of the new radar detectors made today, but protection is very limited as noted above.
Originally Posted by naturistica
V1 POP2 version 3.864
Bel RX65 version 6.3
Bel RX65 version 4.5
Escort 8500 X50 version 6.1 M4 blue display
Escort 8500 X50 version 5 S7 red display 2005 model
It is one of Mike Valentine and James Jaeger's originals from 1981.
Why do you say Mike Valentine and Jim Jaeger instead of Jim Jaeger and Mike Valentine? :P Patent says Jaeger et. al
Originally Posted by <<JAZZY>>
Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
Probably because I have never heard of the Jaeger One. :wink:
Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr