Strange K Band Falsing on Atl Interstates

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Was driving on Ga 400 and I-285 today and on both roads kept getting quick ramp up, full scale K band alerts on the STIR Plus. The signal strength, the speed of it going full scale and the distance from buildings made this different from the usual shopping center falsing. What could it have been?
 

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maybe some speed signs just off the highway
 

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maybe some speed signs just off the highway
That must be it. First time I've experienced it although I drive those roads, not regularly but once a month at least. The traffic sensors either were just installed or my receiver unit is effective now when it wasn't before. The installer put it in upside down in May. 64pvolvo1800 spotted it at our June testing session. Just got it corrected last week (and everything updated).
So, I have presently have TSR turned off. Assuming these falses are traffic sensors, would TSR stop them and is it worth what you give up to turn it back on?
 

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I just turned on TSR on my plus. It does seem to help with out loosing very much range on a real threat.

It could have been an Audi they are the worst.

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I assumed it was from equipment for the real time traffic data provided by georgia navigator.

Correction: according to an article on Wikipedia, georgia navigator uses the video to determine traffic flow.



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I just turned on TSR on my plus. It does seem to help with out loosing very much range on a real threat.

It could have been an Audi they are the worst.

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I assume you turned TSR on because you're seeing seeing more traffic sensors. Do we know if there have been a lot of them installed around here recently?
 

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No I turned it on to see if would help with falses from blind spot radar. And it has helped but I still pick up a few.

I haven't noticed radar traffic sensors in my travels around the Atl yet.

Some have reported X band sensors but I have X off on both my RD.

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No I turned it on to see if would help with falses from blind spot radar. And it has helped but I still pick up a few.

I haven't noticed radar traffic sensors in my travels around the Atl yet.

Some have reported X band sensors but I have X off on both my RD.

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I have X turned off also. Sorry for the dumb question but what is blind spot radar and how does it cause falsing problems?
 

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A lot of newer cars have it. They have K band radar antennas mounted in the rear bumper to sense when a car may be in there blind spot. It turns on a light in there side view mirrors.

Lord knows how hard it is for someone to turn there head to check before changing lanes.

And Audi are the worst car to encounter with it.

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Thanks much. I learn every time I talk to you guys.
 

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The old traffic sensors used around Atlanta were X band, they were easily identified by spotting the two large grey boxes mounted on a pole next to overpasses, or in some cases, adjacent to message boards every few miles. I think those started showing up around 1997 or so, as I remember picking them up with my first cheapo detector around that time. I know that a few were still standing when I moved out of the area in 2009, not sure about today. They also had some in pavement loops (like used at traffic signals) for speed monitoring as well.

I do recall some folks on the other board mentioning about K band traffic sensors cropping up in Cobb Co on I-75, so I suppose it is possible that those have been expanded.
 

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I get hit with these all the time, my STI-R plus has learned them, my redline still squaks.
 

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Govt. Could ditch the traffic radar and use google map. Save us all a ton of money.
 

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I get hit with these all the time, my STI-R plus has learned them, my redline still squaks.
I guess my STiR should autolock the traffic sensors into memory and prevent them from falsing after the third time I drive by.
 

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My bet is it was an Audi you were following. I agree too, they are the worst.
 

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My bet is it was an Audi you were following. I agree too, they are the worst.
I don't think it could have been a single vehicle causing all the falsing. It happened on two different interstates with me in the far left lane moving slightly faster than the rest of traffic so no single car was around me the entire time and I wasn't following anyone.
 

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Zogem sounds like he is familiar with the area, and it is probably speed monitoring sensors like he said. Should learn and lock them out in 3 or more passes.
 
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Well, like you said, if it is stationary your system will lock it out after a few more passes, if not then it is coming from something on the move. If it keeps happening switch to spec mode and get the freq.
Good suggestion. Thanks.
 

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I get that a lot there also. Especially Eastbound just past Ash-Dun Rd. Otherwise, I think it is the Audi population density
 

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I do recall some folks on the other board mentioning about K band traffic sensors cropping up in Cobb Co on I-75, so I suppose it is possible that those have been expanded.
NOOOO!!!!

Please don't let that be true, pretty please.

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