Hi, this is my first post here, so hi guys!
I live in wisconsin. My detector is a an Escort 8500.
In the last month I have been pulled over twice, one by a stationary cop in a really sneaky place (speedtrap), and the second time while the cop crested over a hill driving towards me.
Both times the detector gave no alert whatsover. The stationary officer says he hit me at 500ft with radar. He gave me a citation for 76 in a 55. The moving officer says he hit me with mounted radar doing 67 in a 55. He gave me a warning and was super cool.
I would like to mention I consider myself a super adept speeder, and consider myself an expert with my unit. It has saved me HUNDREDS of times. I have always considered its detection range excellent. The only ticket I have ever received while using the unit was laser from the rear by a cop on a pretty high freeway on-ramp (wisconsin state patrol). I figured none of the laser entered the rear aperture and didn't blame the unit.
So after getting pulled over twice in one month I am wondering whats the deal? Is there some new low power radar out there that doesnt get detected? A new band?
Is this something common that people know about?