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    Speed Demon
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    Default Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    No cops use X-band in my state, would disabling this band give me any real increase in range for the K/Ka bands? Switching my Ka band to USA gave me a pretty significant boost but I've had but one Ka encounter in the 2 days since I disabled X-band and that was on a residential street so not really a good test. Go figure!

    I already have SWS off (as it's completely pointless - unless someone else in FL can chime in and say it's actually used here).

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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    Disabling X band won't increase the range on K/Ka bands. Why? Because disabling X band merely tells the firmware to suppress any X band alerts. X band still has to be swept in order to look for the primary LO signals from other radar detectors, along with looking for the detected higher LO harmonics on K or Ka band, so that your RX65 can suppress false alerts from other radar detectors.


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    Lead Foot
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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    It will however be a whole hell of alot quieter.

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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    Do it, unless you like knowing where the X band door openers are Won't do anything for performance, though.

    Word of caution about USA mode. I once came across a LEO running what I guess was a Stalker, but it was shooting out 34.4 (or was it 34.2) Ka, which AFAIK would have been rejected in USA Ka mode.

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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    Thanks for all the answers to his post... answered some questions that I did not even know that I had.

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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    sweet

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    Speed Demon
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    Default Re: Disabling X-Band on RX65 - is it worth it?

    So, basically it's just gonna make my RD quieter. That's a pity. I think I'll turn Ka-international back on also.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

 

 

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