Hey everyone, newbie here. I tried searching a bit but I couldn't find some of my answers.. I just got my 8500 x50, and I think I like it so far. It's my first radar detector ever and after a few pointless/dumb tickets I decided to cave in.
First off, i've noticed lots of X falses (I think). So I think i'm going to turn that off. I live in Michigan in the Sterling Heights suburbs so I doubt any police use X band.
Secondly, it seems like i'm getting a LOT of K band falses as well.. I thought I read that stores with door openers such as CVS, Meijer, ETC use X band for this? But it seems like K band is going off when I go near these, makes city driving unpleasant as i've only had it for a few days, so I slow down and try to look for cops.
Third, is there anything that will trigger Ka falses? I thought this was the hardest band for a RD to detect and only police used this. I ran across a few weak Ka signals but couldn't find any police nearby.
Fourth, i've had a few police near me, in front, behind, side, and sometimes my RD would never go off. Is this just because of the fact they might not have their radar gun on?
BTW, if anyone lives in Michigan and can tell me what band police use primarily, that'd be AWESOME! I'm assuming Ka but I don't know if they use K as well.