Orange County (Orlando) Florida Speed Enforcement

Discussion in 'Speed Enforcement Technology & Tactics' started by NVR2FST, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. NVR2FST

    NVR2FST PSL +15 Advanced User

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    If you happen to live in the Orange/Seminole County area of Central Florida, near Orlando and wish to experience real world encounters with L.E.O.s using Ka-Band radar and UltraLyte 20/20 laser speed detection there are several areas where you stand a good chance of doing so as of February, 2013.

    For all areas the best times are between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. Friday and Saturday nights are probably best but heavy enforcement may occur on any night of the week.

    First Up: (Most active as of 02/5/13): UCF Blvd. from Alafaya Trail (State Road 434) to the 417 Toll Road. Map: http://binged.it/124g4iv
    What you may encounter: Orange County, Florida Deputy Sheriffs in unmarked and marked Chevy Impalas using C/O Ka-Band radar mainly on 34.7 Ghz.

    Second Choice: Aloma Ave. (State Road 426) at Henkel Circle (Map: http://binged.it/14Wv7Ps) or just east of Lakemont Ave (Map: http://binged.it/124jx0y). in Winter Park, Florida.
    What you may encounter: Winter Park city police using either and occasionally both I/O Ka-Band radar mainly on 34.7 Ghz and/or UltraLyte 20/20 laser.
    Both front and rear laser shots are used and even two police cars side by side with one officer using radar and the other laser.
    They will withhold fire until the approaching vehicle is only a couple of hundred yards away.

    Third Choice: Mitchell-Hammock Road from State Road 426 to Alafaya Trail (State Road 434) to McCulloch Road. Map: http://binged.it/XYSTmF
    What you may encounter: Oviedo, Florida, city police using mainly C/O Ka-band. Occasionally same agency using I/O K-Band (may no longer be in use, last observed almost one year ago.)

    Notes: A radar detector with frequency display and a laser jammer which announces the make and model of the laser gun make for more useful observation/testing.
     
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    For the first one, laser is also used in that area, south to SR-50 and east on SR-50. I've only seen marked cars the times I've been hit. Only have a V1 as I'm usually in a rental. FHP is occasionally on SR-50 with Ka.
     
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    Not to jinx myself, but I see very little enforcement around Orlando. The only place I have been hit with laser is in Winter Park and every single time I have seen them, slowed to PSL and KBJ (kill before jam). Winter Park sits in the same places every night.

    As far as radar goes I have only seen one FHP run anything other than C/O and I was doing 15+ PSL when hit and he didn't come after me. The locals run some pretty good I/O sometimes but again they sit in the same 2 or 3 spots every single day so I'm never surprised.
     
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    I got hit full in the face with I/O Ka-Band 34.7 Ghz on State Road 426 on the eastern edge of Oviedo last night. Was only doing PSL+6 as I was mulling over how unlikely it was that I'd find anything at that hour of the night. Turning right onto Mitchell Hammock Blvd. got hit with I/O K-Band by Oviedo P.D. Two vehicles were parked at the Miller's Orlando Alehouse restaurant, which is itself source of a K-Band false alert at 24.1 Ghz, the same frequency as the P.D. Turning right again onto Alafaya Trail got hit with I/O Ka-band 34.7 by Oviedo P.D. There was also a Seminole County Sheriff's Deputy running C/O Ka-Band 34.7 and going back and forth on Alafaya Trail.
     
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    I-Cobra free app nailed the two locations nearest to where we live in Winter Park. We did not used to live in Winter Park, and we did not move either. Winter Park moved to us (annexation).
     
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    every month I take 50 east from spring hill to turnpike to vero bch. often the small town I believe lake county crossing into turnpike entrance off 50/cortez blvd exit 272 coming off turnpike, I seem to get hit with lidar almost every trip once. and on the 417 as well and on 95 and the 528 across the state, alot of lidar especially depending on times driven. oh, and tons of I/o ka band all along 50 all the way to hwy 19 on west coast of fla all up and down hwy 50.
     
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    Saw a FHP running C/O KA Band from an on-ramp on 408. This is the first time I have seen FHP use that tactic in Central Florida.
     
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    Which ramp? I see them occasionally just east of Delaney hiding behind the wall...


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    The west bound on ramp from Conway. Sitting right in front of the toll booth.
     
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    Realize this is an old post, but was wondering if/how tactics may have changed... My contribution: I-4, generally between Lake Mary Blvd (Exit 98) & HE Thomas/46A/429 (Exit 101) there are troopers or Seminole County partolling this area. Motorcycle units appear to favor Laser.

    Same area, where 429 intersects I4, trooper in median or under overpass (catching traffic that is exiting onto International or I4 West). I want to say generally c/o ka....
     
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    10-4 on those 10-20's, 6thgear.
    Scratch S.R. 434 near UCF and UCF Blvd. But Michell Hammock and Oviedo generally are still active late at night. Even found K-Band once a few months ago.

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    Oviedo is notorious for their ghost chargers. Cops over there love to do I/o ka. I made it a rule to be extra vigilant while traveling through Oviedo.

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    Also aircraft traps are plentiful up in that area, route 417 north and south bound on/south of Lake Jesup, as well as 528 and in places along I-4.
     
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    Yesterday encountered 35.5 in use by a FHP Charger (I-4 Longwood area). I believe this to be the first time I have witnessed FHP using 35.5, as other encounters have been 34.7
     
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    FHP is using 35.5. So is Seminole County Sheriff's Dept. My longest recorded hit was the latter at 2.1 miles front and 1.9 miles rear with my V1. That barely beat my longest 34.7 encounter at 2.0F/1.8R.

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    noooo FHP needs to stay all 34.7, it's easier to pick up lol
     
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    Confirmed another FHP running 35.5 today. Antennas were 35.448/35.465. This was on the Turnpike by the I-4 interchange. There were two troopers on the side of the road, with the second registering 34.668/34.686
     
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    They run 34.7 followed by 35.5 and even 33.8 but thats pretty rare
    Both 35.5 and 33.8 i picked up I-10/hwy 301 area

    Fhp in the keys is heavy on 35.5
     
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    The older fhp vehicles use 33.8 *bee3*. The newer ones use stalkers but I've never experienced 35.5 with the fhp and I drive the toll roads every weekday
    I can confirm that in Oviedo around Seminole state college that the Seminole county officers use I/O. It was an explorer to be exact. You don't see much aerial patrols on i4 since the construction has started. I can confirm that the Moto cops use laser, fhp and the sheriff's. Fhp rarely leaves their radar on unless they got a customer or are lazy. Most I've experienced use laser (I'm assuming they aim using the drivers side mirror) and recheck with radar.

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