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  1. #1
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    Default How would you recommend med to set up my detector?

    My Cobra XRS-9700 just arrived and I have just started to used it.

    Since the cops here in Sweden only use laser (in non moving police cars) and then we have speed cameras how should I set up my detector?

    I drive about 90% on the highway were the cops only use laser and 5% in the city, and 5% on roads that have speed cameras. I want my detector to be set up the best possible way so it does not false alarm. Is there anything I need to turn off completely?

    Help thanks.

    Here are the specifications of my detector
    http://www.cobra.com/index.php?page=...ct_id=377&id=1

    Here is the manual
    http://www.cobra.com/pdf/RADAR/XRS9700_manual.pdf

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    Well, it sounds like laser is your biggest threat, followed by speed cameras.

    You could probably turn off X-band completely, it doesn't sound you'll encounter that at all, I don't think speed cameras use X-band. That would reduce falsing (assuming there are X-band motion sensors where you live).

    For laser, a Blinder or something similar would be much better. Don't expect too much laser protection from just a detector. But, I know jammers are illegal in some places. There are a couple of different ideas for laser protection from a detector:

    -Mount high, and you might have a better chance of the detector alerting to laser targeting a vahicle ahead of you (it can "see" through their window better etc)
    -Mount low (closer to the aiming point), and use VEIL on your reflective surfaces or a laser plate cover, and maybe the officer won't get a speed reading on the first hit, but you detector might alert, giving you time to slow down before the second shot...

    Good luck...


    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    Well, it sounds like laser is your biggest threat, followed by speed cameras.

    You could probably turn off X-band completely, it doesn't sound you'll encounter that at all, I don't think speed cameras use X-band. That would reduce falsing (assuming there are X-band motion sensors where you live).

    For laser, a Blinder or something similar would be much better. Don't expect too much laser protection from just a detector. But, I know jammers are illegal in some places. There are a couple of different ideas for laser protection from a detector:

    -Mount high, and you might have a better chance of the detector alerting to laser targeting a vahicle ahead of you (it can "see" through their window better etc)
    -Mount low (closer to the aiming point), and use VEIL on your reflective surfaces or a laser plate cover, and maybe the officer won't get a speed reading on the first hit, but you detector might alert, giving you time to slow down before the second shot...

    Good luck...


    Jim
    Thanks!

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    Can I ask why you bought a detector and not a laser jammer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Can I ask why you bought a detector and not a laser jammer?
    Both jammers and detectors are illegal in Sweden. A jammer costs about three times as much as a detector. If the police get there guns jammed they will search your car until they find what they are looking for. Big fine and the jammer confiscated.

 

 

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