Hey guys! I just bought a new Radar detector and drove around some with it today. I have a few questions about it and i'm hoping I can get some answers or input!
To begin with, I bought the Cobra XRS9370. I know it's one of the cheaper ones however I didn't want to spend a lot of money and don't need a serious Radar detector. Just one that will give me a warning so I can lower my speed when needed.
My first concern I have is where to mount it. I live in Minnesota and it's illegal to have anything suction cupped onto the windshield or obstruct the view from behind. However if I mount it on my dash it won't have a very good line of sight out of the front or back of my car. How should I go about getting around this?
My second concern is the fact that the alerts I did get were usually pretty late or within a block or two of the police car. I understand I bought a lower end detector but how much time or distance should I have between the alert and seeing cop or him seeing me?
And I've been reading some of the posts here and how POP radar and other devices are being used and are pretty much impossible or very hard to detect before they actually catch/clock your speed so the alert is pretty much telling you that you got a ticket. Is this correct?
I never speed overly fast but I do go above the limit and I don't want anymore tickets. Will this radar help me eliminate them or should I return it because it's not what i'm expecting it to be?
Thanks much in advance guys!
p.s. I picked up a Ku band. I read that these are not used in the U.S. However it continued for 2 or 3 blocks at a strength of 3 or 4. No idea what it came from.