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    Default BEST DETECTOR FOR LAS VEGAS AREA

    HELLO, I AM LOOKING TO BUY A RADAR DETECTOR, I LIVE IN THE LAS VEGAS AREA. MY FRIEND BOUGHT A RX65 BUY SENT IT BACK AFTER 1 WEEK. HE SAID IT KEPT ON SAYING LASER, AROUNG 15 TIMES ON THE WAY TO WORK. WHICH IS THE BEST DETECTOR FOR THIS AREA. ALSO WHICH TYPE OF RADAR IS USED OUT HERE?

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    In/around Vegas, get one with good POP detection. The RX65 or X50 are your best bets if you don't want to throw down for a V1.

    POP radar is used, as well as K, Ka, and Laser.

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    Laser is used for more than speed enforcement. Around airports or military bases it is used to measure the movement of air particles in case of wind shear etc.

    Any detector especially the V1 will sound an alert under such conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankyaf
    Laser is used for more than speed enforcement. Around airports or military bases it is used to measure the movement of air particles in case of wind shear etc.

    Any detector especially the V1 will sound an alert under such conditions.
    I think that there is more to it than that with the RX65. Outrun demonstrated it's susceptibility to laser falsing due to airport radar in one of his videos. It showed the RX65 facing a rotating radar antenna, with the laser alert going nuts every time the antenna scanned in his direction. I can't remember where the post was but one forum member pointed out that a V1 upgrade was provided several years ago to counter this exact problem.

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    Well i can say this about the V1, i was pleased with it in Vegas. They're the neon capital of the world, and i didn't get a single false on laser when i was there. this was even heading down the strip at night. (weekend before last)
    And mine is laser sensitive. i can pick up a laser hit at over 2 miles.

    Now in L mode i was still getting falses on x and k, but near the strip with that much traffic, no one's speeding anyway. and with everything there, i'm not surprised.
    off the strip it stayed pretty quiet.

    Now 2 nights isn't a long term test by any means, but nonetheless, no laser falses. not even from the blinder.

 

 

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