Pro 78 stepped up yet again for me today... thankfullly it is always paying attention even when I'm not!!!
Driving the I-440 Outer Beltline around Raleigh, NC with a co-worker discussing a current project at work and my 78 gets a Ka alert. I hit the brakes becuase I was doing 8-10 above PSL of 60mph. My co-workers first reaction is what the hell is that noise...so I point to the Pro78 and he laughed with the comment "those things never work!" I told him to wait a few seconds, and after approximately .40 miles after a smooth left hand curve we pass a 'slicktop" Raleigh LEO in the median sitting against the barrier wall shooting IO from his rear antenna towards oncoming traffic. SAVED by the 78!!! Raleigh PD runs 35.5 so I was very impressed!
My co-worker was shocked and I immediately asked him to clarify his last statement about detectors never working! We laughed it off and he started asking questions about radar detectors in general so I explained what had just happened and he commented that the LEO was in a good hiding spot. I told him about this forum, told him to stay away from Cobras and if he ever decided to get a detector I would be glad to help him out. I offered to let him use my 8500 and/or the 78 for a week or so before he decided to purchase.
The best part of it was when he asked if the Pro 78 was expensive...I pointed to the 78 and told him in light of the recent save and for what I paid for it, the 78 had just paid itself off!!! He thought about that for a second and realized he had never considered detector cost compared to an actual ticket...
So, with one save experience...another has been bitten by this bug!!