This is a continuation of a subject that started getting off topic in another post. It's in response to KaPro...
Ok, day one of my testing, and while I took no POP hits today I did have an interesting finding, or at least something that shocked me when I witnessed it. It was a short drive day for me, so I didn't get a lot of hits, but still close to my 3 a day average.Esoterica, doesn't the Nevada Highway Patrol use MPH radar units? I thought I saw a thread where they have quite a few of these Ka band radars that are PoP capable. Try the 9500 in tech mode and see if you get any 33.8xx hits. This would explain the PoP hits you are getting.
So I start to pull on to a freeway ramp I use almost every day, it's an uphill climb straight (not curved) onto the freeway. Since the freeway is elevated above you can't see the cars traveling on it till your all the way up and into the cut over lane.
Odd thing I noticed right off was as soon as I started on the ramp up I took a K hit at 24.150 gigahertz. What was odd about this was I've never had a false there before, and I've never seen police any where around here using X or K band (I'm about to just turn both bands off). I assumed it must be a false and progressed onto the freeway.
As soon as I got to the top of the ramp and into the cut over lane I got hit with a Ka alert quickly ramping up. It was a Ka band CO that I then seen behind me in my drivers side mirror as I was looking to cut into the freeway. I could see a white, lights on top police car setting in the median between the lanes of the divided highway. He was sideways across the median pointing to my side of the Interstate so I guess he could see cars both coming and going and be able to pounce on traffic heading in my direction.
He was hitting me (or my direction) with CO Ka at 33.778 gigahertz. Several things were odd to me about this right off though. One, I've never seen NHP set perpendicular to traffic in the median like this before, usually they do this facing in the direction of traffic flow. I've also never seen a solid white with lights on top NHP cruiser before, they are always solid dark blue. Shrugged it off and progressed onto the Interstate about another 2000 feet maybe, detector had gone silent, then I got hit with a Ka alert again. I looked back at the cop still barely visible now in my rear view mirror and thought wow, that's odd, he's really shooting at a very long range. Considerably farther than any I've ever noticed before attempting to do.
Just as I looked back up to the road in front of me I seen what was happening. There was as a second white lights on top and lights on police vehicle ahead of me with someone from the on coming traffic side pulled over.
I was picking this one up on a slightly different frequency of 35.723 gigahertz.
Ok, so far nothing weird about any of this, or worth reporting, other than the odd K alert I initially took during all of this and still consider it to of been a false, but can't confirm or deny that conclusively.
However, here's something I've never seen before and didn't even think was possible or legal...
As I passed that second white police vehicle who had someone pulled over already and Ka CO running still I noticed it said "POLICE" in huge letters on the side of his car. NHP do not have "police anywhere on their vehicles, they either say Department of Public Safety, or Nevada Highway Patrol. These were city cops, shooting radar and setting up a speed trap on the limited access 4 lane divided Federal Interstate, I 80!
How can they do that? It's always been my understanding that city police have no jurisdiction on Federal Interstates like this or even state freeways for that matter. This is a city police force who operate like a Gestapo, so seeing them step out of their bounds never surprises me. I've seen them with cars pulled over at the top of the freeway ramps where they must have targeted a person getting onto the freeway, but I've never seen them actively setting in speed traps on the Federal Interstate before. There's no way the one had followed someone onto the freeway, he had them pulled over just where the Interstate enters the city limits, there are no on ramps yet from the city at that point. The other was clearly setting in the median shooting CO Ka radar at everyone looking for speeders.
I have heard that California Highway Patrol are authorized to patrol city streets in California and regularly do, something you typically don't see any state highway patrol anywhere else doing, but this was the opposite of that, and in Sparks, Nevada, not California. This was 2 city police running a speed trap on the limited access, 4 lane, divided, federally run Interstate. How could they be doing that, did some federal law change overnight while I was sleeping?
Also, in another post, someone else had stated that with SpecDisplay on it still displays their locked out location frequencies, but just doesn't sound the alert. I found that to be a false statement. Nothing changed or displayed on my detector as I passed through my locked out areas other than the spinning satellite icon, it never shows what the locked out frequency is. I'm liking this SpecDisplay, I'm finding it very interesting and informative to see what actual frequencies they are operating at. Prior to this it's like having your car radio on and hearing it, but never being able to tell what channel your tuned into.
Any how, these were my initial findings today:
K band @ 24.150 gigahertz (possible false)
Ka band @ 33.778 gigahertz (confirmed CO police radar)
Ka band @ 35.723 gigahertz (confirmed CO police radar)