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    Default Highway mode..

    I've heard that you get better range on your RD if you keep it on highway mode. I dont really understand that but is it true?

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    It all depends on the detector and what bands. Read the manual to see how your particular detector works in city mode.

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    Nature of the beast....
    Motion sensors in the city operate on the same frequencies as police radar, and the detector cannot differentiate between motion sensors and police radar because the signals are electronically identical. Therefore, there is really no way to cut down on X and K band false alerts without also potentially reducing alerts or range for real police radar.

    The city modes attempt to strike a balance between reducing falses to a managable level, and not hurting your protection too much. Some detectors do a better job than others.

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    i personally keep my rx 65 on high way all the time with x on.......some people that drive with me get annoyed or they keep asking me if its a cop..haha..but i like the little chirping, keeps me alert.

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    I have a Whistler 1744 and tested it out with a speed sign in Albany. I think the range was about a tenth of a mile less with city mode on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieth3king
    i personally keep my rx 65 on high way all the time with x on.......some people that drive with me get annoyed or they keep asking me if its a cop..haha..but i like the little chirping, keeps me alert.
    man i just startted driveing with my x50 with x band trun on on highway mode its not bad as i thought it was going to be anyway going to drive with it x band trun on for a whole 1 year it seems that they are a still few cops OHP on the express way still useing this band i swear i said they dont use this band but i guess i was wrong ops: . they do! anyway same will go for my rx/65 :wink:Peace!

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    yea i think its the way to go, cause u never know whos gonna shoot u with some x band....high way mode is great

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    computersoc, What are you usually hit with? I've picked up a state trooper using Ka in the city. Never picked up POP yet, Laser, X band, or K band. I've had a ton of X and K band door openers, and all that crap. I've had a false "pulse" alert once, but never laser or POP. The only time i've seen cops in Guilderland using radar was with Ka band.

    Everytime I start my car up, it does a self test. I hear " X band, K band, Ka band" Would I hear "POP band" or "laser band" or "pulse band". If I was hit with all them?

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    yes,, you would hear it....

    I wish laser, pop and ku would test as well., even if just in std start up, just so i could be familar with what it sounds like before i get hit with it.... then i would turn it back to short start up

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    What's the diffrence between highway and city mode?

 

 

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