Hi all, I just joined the forum & thought Id get off to a raging rant right away!
On my way to work - almost 70 miles each way - passing through a few small towns, A total hell ride a from Fredonia, AZ two lane highway at PSL 65 through Hurricane, UT then 10 miles on small hwy at PSL 60 and finally the interstate for 10 more miles into ST George, UT at PSL 75 then 65 entering ST George.
Theres a spot in Hurricane that sets off my old Whistlers on K-band & is the perfect spot for Johnny law to trap people. I think about 2-3 sources of junk signals. Well see how it sets off the RX65 in auto mode since I just got it today!
For about 35 miles from Fredonia to Hurricane I have to contend with - AZ Hwy patrol, UT Hwy patrol, BIA Police patrol, The infamous Colorado City cops, & Hurricane city police - all overlapping each other and equipped with K & KA band instant on guns!
Add to that, plenty of hills (Id say at least 10 or so blind rises) & a few blind turns - perfect for an ambush! Oh, also...almost no traffic. So basically Ive got no pace cars to follow & set off radar alerts early for me & not enough vehicles on the road to catch early signals.
Am I whining? Sorry.
Using the RX65 on the way home today, I did notice that it falsed less than my Whistler 1793 & 1788 cordless. I Liked my 1793 but its speaker went tits up a while ago, so I got the 1788, but for my extreme use, I didnt think the range was up to par & the speaker wasnt loud enough to be heard over music at even moderate volumes, so its on its way out. Im really hoping the Bel will be the ticket. I was a bit po'd about the RX65s threat mode not showing multiple threats on the same band (very usefull, I think. But after reading reviews, decided on Bel for its selectivity & limited falsing.
In the past two years Ive been nailed twice by the cops during my commute. The first time was before I got the detector. That made me buy the Whistler 1793. The second time was almost a year ago just after the fuzz got thier new instant on guns. I got tagged on the two lane highway in the dark with him coming toward me & BAM! all of a sudden my detector goes ape sh*t - as a set of headlights comes closer & at about 100 feet blasts me. I immediately slammed on the brakes, but he had me. He asked if I had a detector because he saw my speed decrease drastically the second he pulled the trigger...80 in a 65 zone. He was pretty nice though & only wrote me for 5 over the PSL.
Im pretty good at reading conditions,traffic & such, but this stretch of road is brutal & ripe for traps.
Just thought Id vent...