Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Pop question

  1. #1
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    5

    Default Pop question

    Does the officer's vehicle have to be stationary? or can they be moving while using POP? I got a POP alert today and there was an officer coming towards me on the other side of the highway. False Coincidence??

  2. #2
    Lead Foot
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    476

    Default

    POP is not used on Moving vehicle.. there would be way too much error


    I would say.. Coincidence

  3. #3
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ft Worth Texas
    Posts
    760

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiQuiDz
    POP is not used on Moving vehicle.. there would be way too much error


    I would say.. Coincidence

    ditto, but never know


    I wonder what would happen if you turned POP off and used it?

  4. #4
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    55

    Default

    is it supposed to be used while moving.....no

    but "supposed to be" being the key phrase


    word on the streets is many officers haven't been trained in how to use these new units, and it could be possible that some are using them while moving, but hopefully for our sake this is not true

  5. #5
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Corydon,IN
    Posts
    177

    Default

    It could have been that the officer shot someone with instant on and your detector picked it up as pop especially if his radar unit operated on ka frequency 33.8 which is offered in some normal ( non pop) units.
    This happend to me once...

  6. #6
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    7,509

    Default

    Interesting question...

    First, here's what it says directly from the MPH manual, copyright 2002:
    Quote Originally Posted by Manual
    "POP mode works in all radar modes: stationary, opposite direction moving mode, and same direction moving mode. In same direction moving mode, the status of the Faster/Slower must be correct for the radar to do the proper math, which is the same as when the radar is not in POP mode. Fastest vehicle mode is disabled when the radar is in POP mode."
    Here's what the 2002 SML test said:
    Quote Originally Posted by 2002 SML Test
    New for us was the announcement by MPH of a moving POP mode. It was at the test....The MPH representative confirmed the Bee III POP mode can now be operated in the moving mode as well as the stationary mode. Prior to this announcement, the Bee III could only be operated in the stationary mode."
    But interestingly, here's what the 2004 and 2005 SML tests said:
    Quote Originally Posted by 2004 SML Test
    The manual states clearly POP may not be used to issue speeding tickets as it cannot be locked and can only be used in the stationary mode.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2005 SML Test
    POP may not be used in the moving radar mode.


    This leaves us with a couple of possible conclusions:

    -At one time, MPH was selling units with POP that could be used in moving mode, but this changed sometime after 2002.

    OR

    -POP can be used in the moving mode, it has been this way since '02 and the SML tests in '04 and '05 are citing old information.

    Either way, it appears that there are some units out there on the road that have POP that can be used in moving mode.

    So my answer would have to be YES, POP can be used in moving mode, unless I see evidence otherwise.

    Jim

  7. #7
    Experienced
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    259

    Default

    You would think if pop is identical to regular radar with the exception of the speed burst, I assume it could be used while in motion as well...

    Valentine One's site seems to post some interesting info on POP:

    http://www.valentine1.com/pop/whatispop.asp

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. POP question and Threat mode question
    By yahtzee in forum Beltronics
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-19-2007, 07:03 PM
  2. dumb question????..now with 2nd, follow up question!!!
    By the-ROOSTER- in forum Radar Detectors - General
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-18-2007, 12:08 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-31-2007, 10:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •