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  1. #1
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    Default Response from Escort regarding Ku threat

    This is an email I received from Escort in response to the concern of possible Ku guns being used in the US (there are some posts here in the forum that state Ku is being detected while passing an actual cop):

    *** It is good to hear from you! The POP radar guns are very new. Our research indicates there are fewer than 600 of these units nationwide. That represents .005% of all the traffic radar and laser systems used. The POP guns are not a major threat at this time, but searching for the POP mode will result in an increase in Ka false signals that come from other radar detectors that are not properly shielded like ours.

    The majority of our customers will not need this feature and will want to reduce the number of false signals whenever possible.

    The FCC authorized the Ku-Band for use in the US over ten years ago. We continue to hear “rumors” about the introduction of Ku equipped radar guns, but so far this has not happened. We have recently heard of a manufacturer producing a prototype Ku-Band gun, but so far nothing is being used for traffic monitoring. As with all other threats and new technologies, when this becomes a threat in the US we will provide a solution. Our Passport 8500, 8500 X50 and the Solo S2 all have flash chips that can be software up-dated if the police introduce a new band or frequency of radar or laser. At this time there are no new police frequencies in the US, so no up-date is required.

    Thanks for your interest in Escort!*****

    I then replied to the email and told him that there have been actualy Ku detections according to various posts on various forums. This is the reply I got:

    *** The presence of Ku signals is not a concern for the purposes of traffic or speed control. Police in the US do not sue Ku-band. Many frequencies exist in the real world. The trick for a radar detector is to eliminate as many false alerts as possible.
    Thanks again!***



    What do you guys think?

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    sounds like a lagit answer to me ..lol not some scam email that i usaly get. i beleave then in that there are no KU guns ..bc all they have to do is make an update/patch. and that would just = more monay for them. soo im guessing that there is no KU threat at this time...

    patch+KU guns=$$$$ for escort..


    but no patch is out there YET***

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    I think the solution that Bel and Valentine have are a good one. I trully believe that Valentine has the best POP solution and protection that money can buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    I trully believe that Valentine has the best POP solution and protection that money can buy
    I agree 100% on that one. I have yet to recieve a false on the V1. Although I wish it would give us an indication if it was POP or instant on... If it was pop i would ask for a readout of my speed.

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    That is BS that escort is saying that there are no KU threats. The city to the north of me uses KU!!

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    Yeah the Ku threats is suspect
    RIP Duncan my BELOVED black lab son 8/7/99-3/23/11. I will miss you DEARLY.


    http://www.criminalcustomzshop.com/


    LET THE BIRTH OF MANY TESTING GROUPS HAPPEN!











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    buyradardetectors rocks!

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    where is roy to settle this......KU threat!

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    I don't know what exactly anyone can say about Ku, other than "All your detector are belong to us"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    That is BS that escort is saying that there are no KU threats. The city to the north of me uses KU!!
    Exactly what i was going to bring up cause when you used your V1 one day you got hit with a Ku-gun

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    i'm certainly gald both the Bels that i bought have KU protection

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    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

 

 

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