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    Default Everytime I pass the lumberstore, I pick up a false KA.

    Hey guys im just curious if anyone out there knows why I always pick up a false KA reading everytime I pass the local lumber store on the way to school. I was reading about other falses but nothing relevant to KA. It's only when I pass that place, no other location has been like that other than K, or X(Turned off because annoying).

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    Correct sir, it is on the PNI I have hard wired to my bike. (BTW, I really appreceate your posting the Radar Range chart even though me and many others keep asking "How far do guns detect")

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    Maybe an out of spec motion sensor? If one were to drift from 10.5 to 11.2 Ghz, a harmonic would be produced in the Ka band (11.2 x 3 = 33.6 GHz). That might be a little far fetched though. I have heard that sometimes the PNI's are a little prone to false on Ka for some reason. Maybe a motion sensor that is only slightly outside of the X-band range 10.500-10.550 could somehow produce a Ka false on the PNI.

    There could be something completely different going on though. Best thing to do would be to try going by with a different detector and see what happens, or have a friend with a different detector try it...

    Jim

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    Some Whistlers have a similar oddity of detecting certain K band door openers as Ka. Odd..

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    Ill stick with jimbos explanation....although I wasnt wearing my lab coat when I read it....

    Im sure this sort of equipment would drivt very easy, say it could have been hit or got hot in the sun etc...

 

 

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