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    Ok, so I was driving in the hospital parking lot last night and than tonight. Both nights I received X band, K band and to my surprise Ka Band? I did not know that hospital's run some Ka band. I was pretty sure every Ka I have ever got was a police officer's radar but maybe not every time after experiencing this. It is kind of a bummer because I almost thought 99% of Ka band was in fact real threats. Has anybody else got any false Ka alerts that they know where the source came from? If so, please post your false Ka experiences.

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    POS radar detectors such as Uniden, Cobra, and RadioShack will often cause Ka falses. When you get the Ka false, are you near a particular car in the lot? Is there a RD on the windshield? It could be that, unless something on/in the hospital itself is generating Ka, but I've never heard of such a thing. AFAIK, door openers only operate on X or K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz
    Turn POP on on your X50 and it'll become a POS radar detector detector. It'll alert to every Cobra that you pass.
    Now that's a feature i don't need...

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    My pop is off. Also I drove by again and did some looking around in the lot. It is definitely a Ka band source from the hospital.

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    Not sure if you city uses Ka but a lot of times my Ka will go off at the hospital. Why? Well here there are officers that go there throughout the day on assault stuff, shootings, whatever. They will park in back in front or whatever and you will pick it up thinking it is the hospital. But if you have the V-1 you might get that overload that causes it to give other bands.

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    There's one certain house in my neighborhood that I will pick up Ka from about every other time I pass. No idea what it is.

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    i pick up Ka on kroger's and some cvs's.

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    Since I work in a hospital I can tell you that there are several things that send out an RF signal. It could be the telemetry units that monitor hearts. It can also be a RF signal from the CAT scan or MRI unit that could cause this. It could also be the security system in the pharmacy or it could be the automatic doors that have a motion sensor on them.

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    it's funny, ive seen the same effect comming from the door openers at the ft lewis PX: i get an X, then a K, then a Ka. i know on ft lewis they run K and Ka bands but theres no cops around and the radar alerts in that sequence, with a few seconds between alerts. maybe its that "drifting" effect that door openers get when they're old... :?:

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    its allways 90% that ka alert will be real police radar but never 100% but i allways slow down on ka alerts even on very few fasle alerts that i come to :wink:

 

 

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