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    I find my detector does not pick anything if there is a cop sitting perpendicular to me. But when I drive by him It will go off is this normal

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    Could be a couple reasons, maybe he was not using radar at that time or more than the likely the gun was facing forward of the car so it would make the radar off axis which makes it hard to detect.

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    could it be instant on!

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    or laser

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    If a cop is sitting perpendicular to you, and the radar antenna is in the front window, you're not going to pick up much, especially with something other than the RX65, X50 or V1. Those are the most sensitive of the group, and the V1 would be better at picking up off-axis radar, so the V1 might pick it up even before the other 2 would. That's not to say that the other two are any less sensitive, it's just the V1 has a honkin' antenna in the front, plus a rear antenna also.

    I'm just saying that just about anything less than these, you're not going to pick up much. And even then, with the radar beam aimed perpendicular to you, ANY detector will have a problem picking it up unless you're right in front of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvetus
    And even then, with the radar beam aimed perpendicular to you, ANY detector will have a problem picking it up unless you're right in front of the car.
    And remember, if the radar beam is perpendicular to you, it can't read your speed.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

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