Hey everybody! Just a short little intro thread for me - I'm a San Francisco area native who had relied heavily on RDs for CHP and local police detection. I'm also a bit of a euro car enthusiast, and a need for speed and enjoying these european cars as they are designed and engineered to perform is somewhat counterproductive if you want to hold onto a driver's license around here!
I recently upgraded an S7 based Escort 8500 X50 to an M4 Escort 9500i, and am debating upgrading to a 9500ix simply for the TSR software - as CHP seems to be on Ka 34.7 GHz, and also relying more and more heavily on laser guns. My DIY project this weekend included finally ditching the coiled cigarette lighter SmartCord and switching to the DirectWire SmartCord for my car's setup. Photos of the install are included at the end of the post...
Does anyone know of a comprehensive list, or has anyone attempted to compile information on what each municipality and enforcement agencies in the Bay Area uses in terms of radar guns, frequency, bands, etc?
At any rate, I'll wrap up now. Seems like a fun forum, and having been lurking for a while, I feel much more informed about RDs and countermeasures than I otherwise would have been!
Photos of my 9500i hard wire install below:
EDITED BECAUSE I CAN'T LINK TO IMAGES
For power, I tapped into the cigarette lighter since it's ignition switched and seemed to handle the load of both my phone charger and the RD without an issue...