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  1. #1
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    Default Only Ka1 wtf?????

    I was driving yesterday, i kinda pulled out infront of a dumptruck (not really, but when u see a dumptruck u dont want it to get near you, lol!) But anyways, I take off faster than normal because I didnt want to upset the dumptruck driver. So i'm speeding up to the speed limit, i look in front of me and see a cop, i'm like oh crap and apply the brakes a little to stop the acceleration. Well I'm at like 40 in a 45, no problem. Then the radar detector goes off, but only to Ka1, i'm kinda like wtf? Why didnt it go up higher than that? Can anyone explain to me why I didnt get a stong signal from the cop? By the way, I have a RX65. Thanks for any help!

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    I experience the same thing on my RX65. Either there's something wrong with it at detecting KA, or the cops in BC use very low-powered KA guns...

    Yesterday I was driving on a hwy and passed a cop coming from the opposite direction. My RX65 started beeping ka1 at the point we passed each other, for about 2 seconds. I thought instant-ons at such close range should trigger my detector at least more bars...

  3. #3
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    Sounds like the detector is drifting out of tune...

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    if out of tune if whats really happening what can I do about it?

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    send it in to get retuned/repaired.

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    but doesnt service text print on the screen or self cal???

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Sounds like the detector is drifting out of tune...
    I think we need a little more info about the situation before we say that...

    Like what direction was the LEOs car facing?

    Was he moving or not?

    Were there cars in front or behind him?

    Etc. :wink:

  8. #8
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    How can you be so sure it was the cop in front of you and not another cop somewhere? That has happened to me many times. Detector starts going off and I think it is the cop that is right in front of me and it turns out it is a statie going the opposite direction. I wouldn't hit the panic button just yet unless you see the detector acting funky in several situations.

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    and PULEEEEASSSSEEE for GOD's SAKE...........I DONT want to hear anything about any damn ARROWS from anyone!!!!!!!!!

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    Which way was the cop facing? He could have had the radar aimed away from you, which would cause a weaker alert than if he fired it toward you.

    Was he moving in traffic, or parked on the side/median? Maybe if it happens again, and the cop is parked, turn around and approach from the other direction to see if you get a stronger alert.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

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