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    Hi there does anyone have the whistler pro 73 radar I was wondering how it works and if you would know where a good place to put in a jeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by whistler
    Hi there does anyone have the whistler pro 73 radar I was wondering how it works and if you would know where a good place to put in a jeep
    The whistler pro series constantly falses on VG-2 and KA band. I bought one for my friend and after seeing it in action I regreted it.

    VG-2 isn't used in WA state because they aren't illegal.

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    I bought my wife a pro73. It detects pretty good but it is a false magnet. It gives constant KA falses from other detectors. I just bought her an X50 to replace it.

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    You will LOVE the X50. Just make sure that POP is off otherwise you might not like it as much[/u][/i]
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    I would think that the main problem with the Pro's is that it doesn't distinguish between a POP signal and a Ka signal. I can deal with some falsing on POP, but Ka would be a problem. I know when my RX65 sounds off on Ka, it's real. When it says POP, it's not so urgent. I really wonder why whistler went the route of showing POP as standard Ka.

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    It IS strange that Whistler went that route...after all, they characterize every instant, full power alert as pulse/instant-on, and they have a special alert for THAT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    It IS strange that Whistler went that route...after all, they characterize every instant, full power alert as pulse/instant-on, and they have a special alert for THAT...
    If they would have had a separate POP alert, my mother would have that detector right now, but I figured no POP was better than POP with no distinct indicator, so she's got a Bel Express 925. Might get her something different in a year or two. Sort of waiting to see what happens with Ku band before buying anything.

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    What devices are on Ka Band?

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    If they would have had a separate POP alert, my mother would have that detector right now, but I figured no POP was better than POP with no distinct indicator, so she's got a Bel Express 925. Might get her something different in a year or two. Sort of waiting to see what happens with Ku band before buying anything.
    Just curious, why is it so important to have a separate indicator for POP? From the sound of it, most people running devices with a dedicated indicator just end up turning it off since it's so annoying when you get a false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    If they would have had a separate POP alert, my mother would have that detector right now, but I figured no POP was better than POP with no distinct indicator, so she's got a Bel Express 925. Might get her something different in a year or two. Sort of waiting to see what happens with Ku band before buying anything.
    Just curious, why is it so important to have a separate indicator for POP? From the sound of it, most people running devices with a dedicated indicator just end up turning it off since it's so annoying when you get a false.
    I have a POP capable RX65, and I leave POP enabled all the time. It does false some in town on POP, but I can tell POP from regular Ka. Think of it this way- Would you want a detector that showed X, K, Ka, and Laser all with the same alert?

 

 

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