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    today i was driving along the same road i drive on everyday and all of a sudden i get 4 bogeys on xband and the v1 was goin nuts, then all of a sudden it stopped. This has never happend before...really wierd. ne one have ne ideas to what it was???

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    Was there other traffic? Maybe a car with a POS detector, or a (illegal) radar jammer, or something like that... or a leaky cell phone.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz
    Was there other traffic? Maybe a car with a POS detector, or a (illegal) radar jammer, or something like that... or a leaky cell phone.

    nope, i was the only one on the road... so wierd!!! freaked me out

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    Did you hear the bogey lock tone 3 times? How long did the alert sound?

    I'm wondering if it was a Laser false (or real laser hit from a cop) and you thought it showed 4 X bogeys. Laser shows 3 bars on the bogey counter and makes a European siren "doo dee doo dee" sound.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

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

    Active Countermeasures: V1 3.858, Escort Redline, Beltronics STi-R+, LI Dual 7.1x CPU/8.7 Heads (front)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz
    Did you hear the bogey lock tone 3 times? How long did the alert sound?

    I'm wondering if it was a Laser false (or real laser hit from a cop) and you thought it showed 4 X bogeys. Laser shows 3 bars on the bogey counter and makes a European siren "doo dee doo dee" sound.
    no it was for sure xband, but o well thanks for the help

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    Perhaps you have a malfunctioning unit. You should have your unit tested.

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    I've had that happen to me a few times...I think 3 times. It really surprised me as 2 of the times there was no one around. For example, once while driving on a TX highway with no other vehicles in sight. Got a blast of full scale deflection for 10-15 seconds, then silence. Flat terrain with only scrub brush, and I searched all quadrants. If there had been a LEO vehicle, there's no way it could have been hidden from sight. We're talking desolate terrain. The only thing I can think of is sometimes when we fly fighters, we'll select Ground Map mode with our radar and practice locking up a fast mover on a hwy. I always have wondered when I've done that if I was setting off the guys RD, if he had one. Maybe that's what happened to me, and you? I can't recall off the top of my head the freq our FCR (fire control radar) used in GM mode. But, even if the freq is slightly off, perhaps the power is enough to cause bleed through and overload the RD.
    Another interesting story for ya. Back in late 80's, I was an F-111 WSO (this is before I went to pilot training and got my F-16) and we had an HF radio. When bored (like flying cross country) I'd dial up the freq for CB ch 19 for sh*ts and grins and talk to truckers. Needless to say, they were quite shocked when I answered their request for my "10-20". I remember one time in particular, we were flying over New Mexico and I was talking to a trucker in CO. I think he was a couple hundred miles away!

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    Mine falses X-band on my cell phone but only when it's charging and turned off. It had me thinking that my V1 had fried itself until I realized what was going on.

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    Hey brick, show me some more pictures of your Accord! I used to own one


    If you look at my avatar that's the 98-00 gauge pod You have the nicer silver/metallic looking gauges

 

 

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