I took a trip this weekend with my GF, to see Dave Attell at the Improv in San Jose. The show was a blast. On the way up, I had my first experience with the K Band drones...
Driving up 101 past Gilroy, I started to get intermittent K Band alerts on my RX65. I didn't think anything of it until they kept happening. Every 30 seconds or so, I would get a strong or a weak hit on K Band.
Thanks to V1 Dave and others from this forum, I realized what was happening and I started to look for The Drones. At first, my GF and I made it into a game to see who could find them first. But after a while, it got too annoying.
Let me be the first one to say that AutoMute does nothing on these drones. They blast K Band for 5 seconds or so every 30 seconds. Depending on how close you are to them, you will receive a weak K Band alert or an Instant-On type full blast. By the time Auto-Mute can kick in, the drones have stopped.
But I am glad for 2 things:
1. CHP uses Ka - not K
2. I have a high-end detector that has selectable bands
I ended up turning off K Band on the RX65, but continued to scan for Ka and Laser. I feel bad for those guys that can't turn off K Band on their RDs. Those drones are annoying as hell. :roll:
I was able to turn K Band back on about 10 minutes later. Only a few highways have them. I found them on 101 and 17. :wink: