I own an Escort 8500 x50, which I sent back to Escort for repair due to continuous falsing, which is now fixed
Anyway, the X and K are incredible; I can spot a car far further than I can see.
However, Ka seems to give a much shorter alert than K band
K band, I get about two blips for an Drive-Thru sensor, but a real police car slowly pegs the unit at full from a very nice distance. i.e. Out of sight!!!
Unfortunately, my biggest threat by far is Ka, and it is kind of lacking.
Sometimes I have police cars that approach right on me then bam full meter reading (they probably had their radar off though).
Other times, it is clear a police car is parked on the side of the road running what appears to be constant on, yet my display never fully maxes out as if they are running weak radar. Is there such a thing?
Then, sometimes I am driving and get one, small Ka blip, which causes me to immediately slowdown knowing they are almost never false and generally max-out in all of two seconds, but then it goes away. Any ideas?
My LEOs do not use LASER much at all. I have had 1 hit in 3 months from laser used in a moving vehicle. I thought, what the heck when I could not find the speed trap, but then a police car passed me and one of the two officers was holding a LIDAR gun. I could even see the two lenses. With Ka, however, I get about 1 to 2 hits every 10 miles! K I get hit about once every 30 miles. That said, I am concerned about Ka range.
Is my unit acting normal? Is Ka hard to detect at a range? Are my LEOs sneaky running Instant-On? Very rarely do I ever get a POP alert, but when I do it is almost always a false alarm. Any ideas?