Well I got it in the mail yesterday finally, and my visor clip that I purchased off of ebay came as well. I don't know where there are everyday speed traps and LEOs hanging out so I tested my used unit on a couple local speed signs. I could get .6 miles out of the K-Band Signal coming from speed sign. I left X on for the city and highway since in Michigan I hear we have people who still have X radar guns. When I was driving home from my testing, I caught a Grosse Pointe LEO, he had Ka and it looked like he just left his radar on (stationary unit inside his crown vic.). Later on that night I caught another Grosse Pointe LEO and he did the same thing, Ka and just left it on. I think the Ramp-up for my unit is pretty good, The speed sign testing went from 1 bar all the way to 6-7 bars. Although I just used the visor clip and put the unit up on my sun visor, I plan to hard-wire it and attach the visor clip to my headliner. I have a couple questions though. During my speed testing, I changed the display to "Spec" which gave me the actual frequency. On the speed sign, it ranged anywhere from 24.120 to 24.181. What does this mean, why did it have a range? I also picked up a 10.5 X from a local building on my way home. I really like how easy it is to adjust the volume/dimmer/city/highway modes, I think Escort did an excellent job with these units. I'm doing a 200 mile road trip today from Detroit to Lansing, so we'll see how that turns out
One last thing, where do I get those Bar things for my sig? I want to find the Escort 8500 X50 Blue Display one.