Hello. Just getting my first post out of the way :P might as well take advantage and give a brief introduction of myself. Names Gavin. Just got my first RD a few weeks ago. Decided upon the Whistler 695 after much research. So far it's worked pretty well. No real encounters where it saved me yet. but it's done well detecting the LEO, but I wasn't speeding at the time so it was a save encounter. So that's about it, hello!
Welcome aboard. Where are you from?
I'm from valparaiso, which is located in northwest indiana. still tryin' to get a feel for what kind of radar the PDs use around here. Haven't encountered any Lidar yet, so that's a good thing but it seems like the county sheriffs use mostly constant on and the town police use instant on and haven't had enough encounters with state yet to know what they use, but I did have one with constant on. I was drivin' in Hebron, a VERY small town to my grandma's house and a cop was driving at me. Picked up his instant on for the car in front of me, then it went off, then picked it up on me. then he turned it off. the cops are notorious in that town for pulling you over for doing a few miles over the PSL.
Check out the local & regional forum....Here is an excerpt for Indiana
Indiana (thanks Bear-Tweezy, djrams80, JeepinJeff, joegibs, linkinpark9812, robcollins5, Rocky, StlouisX50, tommygii, yamaha1)
Allen County: Laser
Evansville: Laser (Stalker)
Highland (Lake County): K C/O and possibly K I/O, and also Ka band C/O
Indianapolis: K moving/stationary
ISP: on 80/90 Tollroad, Ka, On I-90 Gary/Hammond area ISP trooper using X band (updated 06/08/2009)
ISP on I-64: K, Ka, Laser, VASCAR
Lawrence: K/Ka- moving/stationary also seen shooting from rear onto 465 onramp
Lowell (Lake County): X and K
Marion County: K moving/stationary
Mishawaka: Ka, Laser
Munster (Lake County): K and Ka
On I-94 Near Gary: K
South Bend: KA, K
State Police: KA,K
State Troopers: Ka moving/stationary, Laser, Kustom PLIII-most popular ProLite-some seen
argh...X band spotted..thought i'd be able to turn that off to reduce falses oh well, i guess better safe than sorry! the 695 does a pretty good job at cutting down on falses.