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    Default hi i am law enforcement from bama

    We run" k "band radar in our part of bama,and i have tested the bel and the escort along with uniden cobra and many more detector's except valentine( its on my "to do" list. My finding's vary but i have a class or list of my own. Beltronic's first.escort second and uniden third, all other's fall very short,cobra has a lag time in responding to "k" band and it can cost you! Beltronic's and escort was neck and neck,bel had the edge for checking behide you,but escort is holding their own as far has front detection. "my advice is don't speed! If you do use common sense and your eye's open. A lead car don't work anymore,beside's i made a few stop's in a cluster and they alway's say:well he was running as fast as i was!..yes sir but your the one i got first. They has been a few time's i go 10-8 code 2 which is a warning,but i alway's carry a pocket pad and write the tag and info down, if i get you again "ticket". Anyway,back to the radar detector, i am a beltronic's man, i can't afford a valentine yet, but i understand they are very nice. For the money stay with beltronic's or escort,unless your rich then try the valentine,i hear they have great detection long for now...copperfrombama.. Be safe!

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    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Dallas, Texas

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    Welcome aboard! The V1 has an extra edge over the Bel and Escort in reaction time, especially with Ka band. That extra second will very definitely save you in the South, where the trigger finger gets a workout. If I were still an officer, I'd want everyone to run Escorts, because they're so simple to defeat!

    Valentine has held it's price steady for a good while now, while the top of the line Escorts and Bels have climbed higher and higher, well surpassing the V1. I just came back from a LEO conference in Arizona with a fellow officer, and he is now completely sold on the Valentine One. Ordered himself one just as soon as we got home! Professional courtesy isn't always what it used to be!

    "Buy the BEST and screw the rest." - fire65

    "im intrested to see how well you do.i never seen a car JTG before would be a first for me.." - radarrob

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    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Gainesville, FL

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    welcome! good to have a cop on our side! haha

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    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    i'm from LA bama ,does anyone know what band they use in bama?
    I dont post much but love to read,just saw another bama boy and wanted to say hey

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    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    VA With My Valentine One Radar Detector

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    2004 Ford Excursion V10 Eddie Bauer Edition / Mercedes Benz E Class
    EBC Vented and drilled rotors ..EBC 4000 Kevlar brake
    Gibson Headers
    PIAA XT 90 Fog Lights Vision X Off Road Lights HID 5700
    Galaxy 919 CB Radio, Palomar 80, 100 Watt power amplifier
    Wilson 1000 antenna
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    Kustom Pro Laser ll Infrared Lidar Gun Bushnell Radar Gun
    Valentine One Radar Detector's for the past 15 plus years

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    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    A LEO that also uses a RD. Don't see too many of those. What is your "speeding threshold" when you are issuing traffic tickets?

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    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Santa Cruz California

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    Welcome to the club, and glad to have you aboard.

    2010 Honda Civic Sedan
    Cobra 19 DX IV CB
    Wilson Lil Wil
    Uniden BCT15X Scanner
    Garmin Nuvi 1300
    Saves: More than I can count

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    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    Welcome to the forum and good to have you aboard.

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    Speedtrap Crasher
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Houston, TX

    Default Re: hi i am law enforcement from bama

    Welcome aboard! Are you a statie or county?

    I suppose it's getting time for an "officers lounge" here on the forum. Fritter could use a friend.
    Project "BONES" Speed Lab:
    Valentine One, Blinder M47 "All Front Configuration"
    Pro97 Police Scanner
    1 Saves / 3 Strikes as of 8/22/2009
    Estimated saves in U.S. Dollars: $200



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