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Thread: Very sneaky I/O
windstreamsWas on he back roads near Rowlett Texas and saw 34.7 "don't remember exact" freq light up only one light on my V1 then silent... I was in like a 35psl zone.
In about 30 seconds I pass a local leo pitch dark no lights on, this was close to midnight. .... Then as I'm about 200 yards past, 2 other cars following me get hit.. One light again followed by about 5 second pause then one light..... That was it!
Do they have pop type triggers for 34.7 or was this guy just really good... And scary!?
IcepickWindstringsMany radar units have adjustable "range" - a setting that controls the amount of RF power output at the antenna. Most officers just leave it on maximum so they can lock violators before they recognize the mobile billboard that is a marked police car. In a 35 zone, well-hidden, there is no need to be punching RF out to 2000 meters to sample traffic - all it does is give people with RDs a heads-up before the officer can ID the car. An officer who is good at his job and has an interest in the tools at his disposal might learn how to use them to greatest effect, and being well-hidden and not announcing himself to the world isn't exactly a huge leap in enforcement strategy. Maybe not the average bear, but if any one of us as enthusiasts had his job, we'd come up with infinitely more diabolical tactics. Then let everyone go with a warning and "nice car!"
Almost all manufacturers have some sort of burst setting available, and most modern units that don't can be triggered very quickly with only a little practice.oldseltYou're the first person I've heard say that they have adjustable range which makes perfect sense since I've seen road signs blast me with signal pegged out but yet pass a Leo that only does two or three lights, is this relatively new technology??
I believe it might have been Nine that told me that they all have the same full blast settings with a couple of other people confirming that,.... but maybe I could be wrong.
Others have thought that maybe the gun was just in standby mode or even pointing down at the floorboard versus being turned down, its good information to know if they can be turned down.People People People. Traffic radar DOES NOT HAVE VARIABLE RANGE.My Stalker dual (34.7) has 4 different settings for range/strength. Close up ambush type shots (I/O and C/O) work just fine with lowest setting. Others can chime in here wrt other radars
IT only has VARIABLE SENSITIVITY SETTINGS
They are use BY THE POLICE when police are in urban traffic or when they want to only pick up close in vehicles.
THEY DO NOT VARY THE TRAFFIC RADAR'S POWER !
Repeat after me..
THEY DO NOT VARY THE TRAFFIC RADAR'S POWER.
It works just like VARIABLE SQUELCH on you CB radio.
Sheez... we even have a OWNER of a STALKER who thinks this is what it does. Vary the POWER !
TOO FUNNY ! LOL...