Hey everybody hows it goin, I am glad I found this site, it looks like fun. I am in the market for a new radar detector. I have used a cobra and a whilster radar detecort 3 years ago. But since then I havent had a radar detector and decide to get one, since I got a speeding ticket. I know a little about radar bands.
I just moved to IL and I live in a rurual area, with some store and alot of trees and houses. What I read here, I found out that they use 35.5 ka band, k band, and laser. I know I need a laser jammer with laser, but that would be later on. Here is what I found on here as what bands they use. I didnt really found exaclty my area but close to it.
Bryon: Municipal K band
Cherry Valley: Ka (Golden Eagle, 35.5)
Indian Head Park: Ka and K constant on
ISP: Ka (Golden Eagle, Genesis II)LaGrange: Constant on Ka
Lincolnwood: kustom trooper units for k band. dash mounted unit and antenna.
Oregon: Suburban Black and White Kustom Talon Ka
Park Ridge: Ka
Savanna: Decatur Genesis 1 and 2 K band.
South Beloit: Ka Unknown make. Low profile car
State Police: KWestern Springs: Ka
Willowbrook: Constant on Ka
- (St. Louis Metro Area)
Chicago: Ka (Decatur Genesis 35.5), Laser (PL III), Redlight Enforcement (inductive loop), X (traffic density monitoring)
Des Plaines: Ka
East St. louis: KA
Fox Lake: Ka and rare low powered Xband on Rt 12 south of town.
Glen Carbon: Radar Type Unknown, Laser
Granite City: K, KA
Gurnee: Ka, Laser
Illinois State Police: Ka, Laser, Vascar (White Blocks)Lake county sheriff: K, Ka.
Lincolnwood/Skokie: Ka, K
Madison: K, KA
Madison County: KA, X
Mundelein: I/O and C/O Ka
Ogle County Sheriff: K [Kustom 1000 DS], Golden Eagle Directional in K9 car
Pontoon Beach: KA, Possible Laser, Maximum 5 mph over tolerance
Romeoville: Ka (mostly moving IO)
St. Clair County: KA
Vernon Hills: Ka, Laser
My budget is kinda of tight right know, I could only go up as high as $500. I have looked at many radar detectors and have made my chioces down. Rx65, Bel Sti, V1,and 9500IX. I dont really know much about them, so maybe you could tell me a little bit about how they perform with the bands I have listed.