Ok, so I'm a n00b... I came across this forum from some people on w-body.com when I asked about getting a radar jammer for my car (I thought they were legal but now am dissappointed that they are not.) I got pulled over in my girlfriends car on the interstate and got a lovely ticket. If I was in my car with my radar detector I would have been set.
Anyways, my radar detector is probably older than me. Everyone I know hates it becuase even though it's "Anti-Falsing" it goes off for damn near everything. And it's the most annoying radar detector, ever. It has saved my butt many times (well other than the time I was doing 95 and the cop threw on his radar just as I passed him, then it was way too late!) I got it given to me and am pretty sure the thing is older than me. It's fallen apart numerous times and has been superglued and duct taped back together. It's always had a problem with a loose power cord jack (hence the big rubber band holding the wire), but I got ambitious one day and took it apart and fixed all that ailed it. It works amazingly well, and since I've been using it for 4 years I know the differnece between a falsie and a true alert (I also know all the points it goes off on both I-91 and I-89, I'm a looser I know!) Only in one instance traveling down past white river junction with the detector in my girlfriends car it never went off. I passed by 2 speed traps and 5 cops running traps. The detector never even beeped at me once. I'm guessing they were using laser because they pointed the gun right at me and nothing, and I've never had that happen before even with new radar guns it still detects them. (They were all standing out of the door of their patrol car clocking people with a hand-held device.)
Anyways, here is my antique piece of equiptment: