So i was on my way home tonight at 2:30am PST. Keep in mind that it is a Tuesday night / Wednesday morning and im flying. Im doing 30+ PSL. There is NEVER any enforcement on this highway, especially at 2:30am, it just doesnt happen. Because of this, im not using a rabbit. Anyways, im gaining on a few cars that are in the right hand lane and as they pass a long onramp, I get a K band blip. Im thinking... wtf... this is weird. (I am not aware of any K-band units in my area. There is only one stealth dodge charger (all black) that has a Ka-band unit and the rest of the cars have Pro Laser 3's that are almost never used. So the blip gets to 3 LEDs on my concealed display. I slam on the breaks before i come into view of where i think the LEO is sitting (by then i knew the source was on the onramp due to the arrows... i love those things!). I drop from 30+ PSL to the PSL in like 2 seconds lol. and sure enough, i get lit up with full on K-band I/O from a fully blacked out cruiser. Luckily i had just been gaining on those cars in the right hand lane and he was pretty sloppy, otherwise it would have been a happy 450$ or so that i would be donating to the police department.
Just like other enthusiasts would around here, i turned around at the next exit and went back to go do a drive-by to see what kind of car has a K-band unit in it. it turns out to be one of their old (old paint job) crown vics from like 10 years ago that they must have kept. I havent seen one of these on the road in a looooooong time. (now i know K-band is a threat lol).
So i do my drive-by and as im taking the onramp he is sitting on, he lights me up again with I/O and leaves it on until im merged onto the highway. Did he really think i was going to speed onto the highway just as i passed him? Goof...
Now im getting to the part about Ka guard off haha. I turned Ka Guard off today believe it or not. I saw a thread about it yesterday and decided that it would be a good idea for me (in my driving situation with the way the police run radar here and the topography). I merged onto the highway, once out of sight of that cop i bring my speed back up to 8-10+ PSL. About 5 minutes later, i am coming up on a popular spot for the LEOs around here. Its around a sharp bend and even when the LEO is running C/O (all i have ever seen in this spot is Ka-band and Laser), i have very little warning. I slow down to 5+ PSL just in case. I start getting a blip of Ka-band at about double the range that i normally do in that situation. I come around the corner and the black dodge charger is sitting on the side of the road running I/O Ka. I cant believe what a difference this made to the distance of detection. Ka Guard off may not be for everyone but it is absolutely for me haha. Anyways, i thought i would share that with everyone. I feel like the first save was a huge victory for my V1!