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    Default California installs Radar Drones

    And you thought El Paso School buses were bad!

    Hope this does not catch on!

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    Your tax and ticket dollars at work, no doubt...

    No doubt that money could have been put to better use, than to put a bunch of expensive devices out on the highway that do nothing but emit microwaves. Maybe someone should sue the state claiming that the emissions cause health issues or something.
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    That's just wonderful.

    Someone needs to go up the pole and start covering the solar panels.

    I wonder how long the batts will last overnight or in periods of little to no sun. (yeah like it's ever not sunny there)

    V1s will have a definate edge going through here.. but with so so so many sources mounted so so high... it'd probably be normal to see the bogey counter between 2 3 and 4.

    You'd have to learn the area very well to speed through there and tell if there is a k-band gun in use.

    At least it isn't Ka.

    Another bit of hope I guess, particularly for belscort users.. The TecDisplay. I'd imagine these are all at the same frequency and that any K-band gun would hopefully be different enough for you to tell if it were a gun or a drone.

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    The CHP is pretty much all Ka. The locals might be a concern if you are dismissing K band signals. :cry:

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    I wonder how long before people start shooting them with various objects (BBs, Pellets, buck shot).

    Wonder if they report speeds to anyone important?

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    My bet is that the drones are part of the 511 traffic information expansion in the Bay Area. See http://traffic.511.org/default.asp?reload=1 for more info.

    I'm anxiously awaiting Roy's response from Caltrans for the official word.

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    Default UPDATE

    We have a major update on this story, please click here:
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    So do they just report traffic flow/car counts?

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    That is what they say, just flow of traffic

    Be a pain in the butt if they installed these everywhere
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    this sounds like the same strategy they've employed on I95 between New Haven CT and Port Chester NY. What a nuisance :twisted: non-stop X band alerts.

 

 

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