I have a bel vector 985. I was driving down a 2 lane road at a speed posted at 30 mph. I could clearly see 2 officers shooting laser at my truck. My radar never went off. As I expected though. But hey they looked board. I turned around and said hey would you mine testing this radar out for me. They were more than happy to do that.
I was disapointed however. 2 officers and 2 stalker radar guns. One officer aims the beam directly at my radar from about 20 feet away and goes off LASER ALERT. Next officer same thing and nothing. He does it again and again and nothing. I even aimed at my truck and the other officer watched the radar detector nothing. But using the other radar gun it went off again LASER ALERT no problem.
Then the officer with the gun that my radar would pick up put it near my radar at an angle and it picked it up. The other officer did it with his still nothing. Its right up next to it and still nothing.
He says now you want to know why? I said why. He said radar detectors are nothing but a waist of money. This Laser gun is on a totally different frequency and your radar wont pick it up. I couldn't argue with that one because it didn't. I called bel and they said oh no there is only one frequency for laser and that is what I have. Well I am having some doubts on that one.
Now since then I have picked up laser on a few occasions and can verify there was an officer shooting radar. So, my question is there another frequency?
Also I live in what I call the radar world. Richardson Texas where radars are made and tested. Called the Telecom Corridor. Here is a pic of a company that test the radars here locally. I caught the guy snoozing in a van and took some pics.