ok well i have some sad news to the RD community, well to at least those around dallas texas. Apparently Murphy and plano PD (all i know of so far) have a Radar that will run 34.7 Ka, but anyways there radars will run on constant POP and just keep POPPING cars over and over again and as soon as they POP gets someone over the PSL bam the Ka kicks in... now the story of how i know.... just bare with me :shock:
Well this morning i dont have to be at school till later because of testing, so i go to the local donut shop and i see a officer in the parking lot hitting cars coming over the hill and i walk over to him and kind of startle him and say "good morning" bla bla bla and get into some small talk about lidar and this LEO was real nice and i mentioned about the radar and POP and he says, O that is what we are switching to (i knew so much about the stuff i think he figured my dad was a cop) but anyways he says yes check this out. so im standing outside the car and look at the radar, it was a built in one... a mph i believe it was, and well anyways the radar wasnt reading anything but one of the screens would display POP and then disapear and then a second later POP and kept repeating and a car comes over the hill and gives a speed and then the new speed, well anyways i said but you cant write tickets based on that right? and by then he was shocked about how much i knew and was like thats correct so whenever i catch someone going over i just flip on the radar and get the lock. well i said good chat, have a good day. same to you he says and i walk off to my car. Now i dont no what to think and if that was really true or a bunch of BS, well anyways i get in my car and turn POP on the X50 and turn off K, X, and laser just to make sure i wouldnt get any falses, well anyways i pull out pass the LEO and head down the road, i make a U turn and head back, and sure enough about .2 mi away(im still out of the LOS) the X50 screems POP and then nothing, and then another POP, one after the other and i wasnt speeding so i just kept going by him, no Ka reading at all but i must of had at least 15 POP warnings. Now im scared to do anything over the PSL because the fact is that no matter what detector POP radar is not long range,,,,short burst. i Just thought i would share and Jim maybe you have some information on some new Radars or new technology that may now be in place.
i think im going to go cry now, err and i was hoping to buy a dodge charger, but whats the point if its just going to be a ticket to hell :twisted: :wink: