View Poll Results: Do you leave POP mode on?

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  • Yes and I have been POPPED for sure.

    3 15.79%
  • Yes but I just get falses, not really sure if Ive been POPPED for real

    7 36.84%
  • No I hate the falses on POP

    4 21.05%
  • No I dont leave POP on because I dont think its in much use where I am.

    5 26.32%
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  1. #1
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    Default POP mode in your state!!??

    Hey guy!!! I hope i get a warm welcome im a newbie but I have a lto of interest and passion in radar detection and im a proud owner of an Escort x50 Blue LED rev 5. Im 21 and from Detroit suburbs.

    This thread is to discuss threats and other stuff going on in the USA. I live in Michigan. I was able to look at Michigan's contracts with MPH Industries & Kustom Signals, etc to see which units we have aquired in our state for the police force. I then matched up the units to MPH Industries' website to check and see if POP mode is equipped on any of them. It is safe to just look at MPH units since I believe MPH has created the POP mode and only their units use it. Heres what I found out:

    ....these are the MPH industries radar units MI police have from the MI GOV page check this formal 'contract' out
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/contracts_62251_7.pdf

    Python II series
    Enforcer has POP
    Bee III has POP
    and the Z-25 has POP

    now you go to the page on MPH that has all their products and see if any of those have POP...check it out ill let u find out!

    http://www.mphindustries.com/product.../products.html



    now...those products just have POP mode on their profiles meaning theses units opertate in MI. Whether cops really use it and whether they are trained or use it in city and/or highway and mobile or stationary is what im not sure of. I know that legally POP is to get an estimate since it isnt accurate and then they must use normal radar to secure the actual speed.

    Have any of you looked into this? Is POP mode a real threat?

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    We all have looked at POP and this discussion is played out....


    I don't see it much as a threat i just perfer to keep it on when I am driving alone in my car on interstates

    BTW you are forgetting the Z35 which has POP and also both the Z25 amd Z35 have a 16ms burst rate, as compared to the others with a 67ms burst rate

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    Default Oops

    Actually I was jsut listing off the units that the state of MI has purchased from MPH and of those I was specifying which of them I believe is equpped with POP. But yeah sorry about repeating the message im brand new so i should research a lottle more before i post I suppose.

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    You left one out. I have pop on but have never encounterd pop. That would be me.

    Thanks, Jason

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    Default WOW no POP??

    jason im real surprised thats pretty cool...usually keeping POP on for most urban drivers who log in at least 1-2 hours of driving a day encounter a POP alert at least once every other day or so...i guess it depends on where you are at...either way ur vote counts.

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    Well with the V-1 I have not gotten any alerts that would signal something like a pop. However since I don't get pop falses I do get Ka falses about every other day. It will eventually J them out but may take up to 20 seconds.

    When I had the RX-65 and the V-1 I did get a lot of pop falses. Most of the time it would be near grocerie stores or soemthing. I might be far away and it would pick it up for a slight second and think it was pop.

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    popped tonight on i-75 while on the phone with happyass. I am sure he could hear it, hes just in denial thats all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    popped tonight on i-75 while on the phone with happyass. I am sure he could hear it, hes just in denial thats all...
    Is that the same strech of I-75 in south florida? If so, where specificly, hope that your id is simply a similar named road elsewhere in ohio?

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    Default I-75 Interstate

    I dont know if theres any confusion but I-75 does run from Michigan all teh way down to Florida. I have found that I-75 between the north suburbs of MI down to South of Detroit is usually police-free as far as radar goes Im on 75 in the Detroit area a lot and I rarely see radar here. However when I go to Chicago I find a ton of Ka and Laser on 94-West while in MI. This calms down in Illinois however.

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    Yea, same 75 that goes all the way down to florida. But I wouldnt worry, thats a few hundred miles away..

 

 

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