View Poll Results: What's your definition of a \"FALSE\" alert?

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  • ANY alert when it's not Law Enforcement

    17 54.84%
  • An alert that's not from a real transmitter source like a radar unit, alarm, or door opener

    14 45.16%
  • Something else, specified in my reply

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default Your definition of a "FALSE" alert

    I was wondering what the commonly held definition of a FALSE alert was, among the members here.

    I've always considered reception of door openers and alarms as valid signals, but they are annoying.

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    I like this thread! I think it deserves a sticky for a bit. Thanks ed

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    Seeing as K-band door openers use the exact frequency of police k band guns I don't considered them a viable false. Also i have see cops sitting on in the supermarket parking lot waiting to ignore their detector and disregaurd the K band gun he is operating

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Seeing as K-band door openers use the exact frequency of police k band guns I don't considered them a viable false. Also i have see cops sitting on in the supermarket parking lot waiting to ignore their detector and disregaurd the K band gun he is operating
    I always wonder if that can affect the radar unit since both transmit on the same frequency it might act like a jammer?

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    radar unit wouldn't but i think some active jammers might effect it...

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    That is a very good question.
    I have always called/considered a false to be any alert that's not from a police source.
    You guys definately bring up a valid point though, that technically a k band door opener is still k band radar. Just a source we'd rather not be alerted to.

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    I consider a K band door opener a valid alert. If my RD didnt alert me passing a door using X or K band then I question if my RD is working properly since the door openers are on the same frequency as police radar. The only thing I know is my RD only knows the frequency it is receiving, it doesnt know if a cop is holding the radar or if it is a door.

 

 

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