This is from (www.radar.co.nz/aust/genrep10.html)
This is a very interesting?
The Ka KRISIS confirmed on US web sites, BEL and ESCORT blind to New Fast QLD Ka radar.
It did not take long for Escort and BEL detector owners begin to associate NIL Ka response with the internal detector design glitch.
The Ka KRISIS highlights BEL and ESCORT serious Achilles heel.
A QLD web site called it the "Ka Krisis" And WOW, it certainly is. The AU web site, (NOT radar.co.nz) inadvertently (or was it ?) made public a software problem that is present in "ALL" imported new and old BEL, BEL PRO, XR, Vector and Escort X50 superwide band, Ka Band radar detectors that have been sold.
The problem has the potential to render these detectors useless against any new QLD Ka radar units now in use.
The BEL engineers, to reduce false alarms, which are the bane of all digital, Superwide, all band, Ka radar detectors BEL and ESCORT, developed software that turns off all Ka radar detection, indefinitely ( that's NO detection of any Ka radar) when the detector is subjected to Radio Frequency of around 11.600 Ghz RFI or its harmonics, it shuts down Ka detection. And this is on top of horrific Ka Digital Delay problems, also present in all these superwideband Ka models.
This RFI may come from a Telecom tower, Radio transmitter, CD payer , Car stereo, Vehicle ECU. CB radio, UHF radio, or RADAR DRONE/Zapper in other vehicles.
All Ka detection of these Superwide Ka detection units will remain turned off/shut down, for as long as the key RFI is present.
The BEL and ESCORT Ka detection (All Ka) could be off for most of the time the detector is in use, or worse,
may be disabled just prior to being zapped by a new Ka band speed radar unit, Ka Camera unit. (WA)
A bigger problem is. The BEL or Escort all band detector does no tell or indicate to the user, that "all" Ka band detection is turned OFF. ???
And Zap your gone, no beep no warning.!!
Older style and new AU made ANALOGUE K and Ka radar detectors did not and do not have this problem. This is why analogue detectors were so popular in New Zealand where Ka radar has operated for years.
The more broad ramifications are still to come.
Queensland Police "given" trump card in radar detector war by Queensland web site.
Queensland Police have gained access to, or been given to be correct, technical details on a device that will turn off/disable completely, the "Ka" radar detection ability of every BEL and Escort radar detector in Queensland.
The information was obtained free, from a detector importers web site, currently operating in QLD.
The web site owner was attempting to show how smart he was, by publishing technical data about radar detectors.
The self appointed radar whiz, has now shot a large hole in his own foot, and in both feet of every other BEL radar detector owner.
If you own a BEL detector you should let him know how you now feel. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
Watch this space!
US invites OZ GURU-Z to Speed Labs Inc Radar tests in Texas.
Watch for some very HOT news from Speed Labs in the next couple of weeks. By invitation only, Radar Team Australia has arrived in Texas! And it's over 40 degrees C. Some of that heat may be felt in OZ. The BS on some OZ web sites may soon come to an end!