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    Default X50 K band range

    It seems to me that the X50 has better K band range since I've turned off Ka band. I'm running my X50 with all bands disabled except K and Laser. X50 is picking K band up from really far away. Original 8500(Non X50) is running next to it with Ka band the only band enabled.

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    Definitely possible with the X50. Since it doesn't have to sweep the whole 2,6 GHz wide Ka band, it can concentrate on K resulting in better sensitivity...

    Jim

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    Bust It is stated that you should not run more than run radar detector at a time, it can cause problems, and can be annoying.
    Now I like that I dea though have a K band radar Ka Band Radar now all you nee to do is get the V1 for laser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford_Focus_05
    Bust It is stated that you should not run more than run radar detector at a time, it can cause problems, and can be annoying.
    Now I like that I dea though have a K band radar Ka Band Radar now all you nee to do is get the V1 for laser
    i thought i remember reading somewhere that if you space them out far enough that you wont have a prob.

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    offtopic folks. i just got a hold off a old school passport 8500 today. its not a rev 5 but i do own a rev 5 tho just to let u guys know.anyway i want to see for my self HOW much better it will pick up police KA radar THAN my new X50 rev 5. THAT IS WHY I bought this unit for just to test it and if it does have better range on KA than i will use the old 8500 for my most driveing snice our police folks love to use more KA radar than K band.


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    Default Re: X50 K band range

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthJamal
    It seems to me that the X50 has better K band range since I've turned off Ka band. I'm running my X50 with all bands disabled except K and Laser. X50 is picking K band up from really far away. Original 8500(Non X50) is running next to it with Ka band the only band enabled.
    I remember reading somewhere that escort was aware of that. I just remember where it was......

    Now I have it it was craig peterson who said when they pumped up KA sensitivity it was at the expense of K band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlito
    offtopic folks. i just got a hold off a old school passport 8500 today. its not a rev 5 but i do own a rev 5 tho just to let u guys know.anyway i want to see for my self HOW much better it will pick up police KA radar THAN my new X50 rev 5. THAT IS WHY I bought this unit for just to test it and if it does have better range on KA than i will use the old 8500 for my most driveing snice our police folks love to use more KA radar than K band.


    carlito
    The last Rev released of the original Passport 8500 (not X50) is Rev 15.

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    Jim, if an 8500 user turns off LASER, will that speed up the detection of other radar bands as well?

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    I haven't noticed any difference turning off laser.

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    I allready found out what i am keeping my blue x50 REV 5 it does better job i think.

 

 

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