This was my first radar ever.
During first week driving through Los Angles I ran into a dozen cops and radar never alerted. (It is not a cop finder).
Driving through city is very quite most of the time. I could drive on Ventura blvd from Sherman Oaks to Tarzana with 2 – 3 false (X band) alerts.
I had a trip to Mammoth Lakes (300 miles one way). I was very skeptical because I couldn’t get any credible threat in LA.
This is the good part.
After about 80 miles I get passed by white SUV with V1 in the middle of his wind shield. (age and software version is unknown just keep that in mind). Large SUV with V1 going 85 is there a better rabbit? I am right behind.
On one of the down hills I get Laser alert next to a couple of buildings on the left side. I hit the breaks guy with V1 never hit the breaks. For a couple of minutes I keep 65 until I reach bottom of the hill false alarm. (I got same laser alert on the way back home at the same place). So I catch up with V1 again. At some point road splits and you do not see incoming traffic. I get Ka full blast. I hit breaks V1 doesn’t even slow down. Well on the opposite side LEO was writing a ticket to a poor guy and I got full blast when I was between two hills. After that guy with V1 exited at Rest Area. Driving nears small town I saw many cops all of them were identified by clean Ka.
On my way back I left late so most of the way I was driving at night. Many Ka alerts with a very nice ramp up than visual of LEO very nice range on a highway.(I cannot compare ramp up to any other RD this was my first RD).
About 50-80 miles before Lancaster I was passing 4-5 cars going about 75 and my speed was about 85 (just remember it was dark) there was about 10 feet left between me and last car in front I get LASER alert. I hit the breaks and match the speed of the other cars. In about 4-5 seconds cop on the right side parked sideways on connected road. It looks like he hit the car in front of me and WAS I LUCKY.
Before and after one of the towns there is a device that shows your speed with K alert. This is what I noticed on my way back. I was getting K alert for more than 2 miles facing the sign. And 0.8 miles forward facing and also about 0.8 miles going away from K hitting in my back.
Today I shipped RD back because I feel that I am more likely to get ticket speeding unnecessary.
Do not speed at night without rabbit. No radar will save you.
A friend of mine got ticket on the same trip with “Cobra” I do not know what kind. He said it showed cop in incoming direction he slowed down passed and speed up and cop was right behind.