After about 20 inches of snow and drifts up to 8 feet in some places I thought I would experiment with my X50. So I grabbed my Bushnell and went about it, after hearing about Escort's poor response time due to RDR and general filtering. I first hooked up my retired Whistler XTR-335 (a unit without much attention around here) and fired 10 shots all at close range... I fired the Bushnell as fast as I could pull and release the trigger, which was literally a flick. Well the results were pretty good the 335 caught 9 out of the 10 QT's. I then swapped out the Whistler for the Escort. Now on to the X50, I repeated the exact same test that I performed on the Whistler on the Escort. (X Band was turned OFF on the Escort)
After firing 10 QT shots at the Escort it only detected 2. I was pretty upset to say the least as I live in a very heavily I/O patrolled area. Anyways, since I had a little time on my hands I was going to try to improve on this. I know that Escort scans through all bands independently so I turned OFF: X, KA, POP, and LASER. (as the Bushnell operates on K-Band) I repeated my test again and the Escort picked up EVERY single QT shot that the Bushnell was lashing out.
On Friday, I will be going to Winter Fire School which is about a 2 hour drive all on major highways and the MSHP use only Stalker KA-Band units (34.7) So my question to you all is... Would it be smart to turn off every band but KA since it's the only threat that is posed to me?