Got a K band alert on Christmas. It was real fast, glanced over at and saw a 3 then 5. then it was gone and about 20 seconds later I see the LEO.
Q: Do you think this was pop , it didn't display P so it wasn't instant on. Unless it can confuse them. A good save on it's first trip.
I would bet it was instant on.
As far as POP I would not worry to much about it.
How come I shouldn't worry about POP?
Originally Posted by boomerman
Do you mean don't worry cause it's not widely used
or LEOs don't bother switching the gun to POP
or because they can't use it to write a ticket(I've heard)
I'm pretty sure they do at least have POP in my area from looking on the list of guns used by state but couldn't say if they actually use it.
Also if they can't write a ticket with it why not just use IO 24/7
POP has been described as highly inaccurate and not really used in the field, and the ability to detect POP is used as a marketing ploy analagous to Cobra's 500-band detection ;-)
What about a PULSE?
Q: I got one driving down the mini highway and got a PULSE warning. Then I made a left turn and it went away. I never saw the cop.
Originally Posted by marker227
I believe Pulse is the same as Instant On. Instant on should display a P for pulse but mine showed a quick burst of K band(5/9) which is how POP is suposed to be displayed. That's why I thought it might have been POP.
It probably was IO /Pulse it just didn't display the P.
Mine said "PULSE".
Then today....I got a laser warning like twice, but I was driving around an airport. Is this normal? I thought getting hit with a laser and detecting it were slim.
Mine has an ICON display if you've got the PRO-73 or similar you have the TEXT display but the Whistler book says PULSE and IO are the same.
As far as Laser around airports I've read similar posts but never had a Laser near an airport.
Whistler seems to have excellent Laser detection. I've been hit twice, 1 with time to slow down and the other I wasn't speeding or I'd have a ticket now.
But don't think you'll get saved from laser without jammers,veil, etc.
I got lucky once 8)
What RD(s) do you have/use?
I'm using a Pro 73.
I mount it sort of low because thats what the manual says.