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I have a friend in Tucson who just bought a Redline... I want to know about the K band threat on the highways.

Rare, or common, or something in between. I have minimal experience in AZ as I only encountered Ka 34.7 on I-15 (Virgin River Gorge)
 

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I have a friend in Tucson who just bought a Redline... I want to know about the K band threat on the highways.

Rare, or common, or something in between. I have minimal experience in AZ as I only encountered Ka 34.7 on I-15 (Virgin River Gorge)
been a year or so but the Maricopa deputies still use some k band.
 

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I did pass 3 Sheriff's around Achwatukke on I10 that were running K...I don't know if they have the jurisdiction of pulling you over or not but they can always radio ahead.
 

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Not sure about Arizona, but I see lots of sheriffs running K band on the highway when I travel. MO, TX, KS, OK.
 

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Not sure about Arizona, but I see lots of sheriffs running K band on the highway when I travel. MO, TX, KS, OK.
I'll let my Arizona buddy know that in case he ever drives back east. :)
 

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AZ radar on interstates is short range 35.5, 34.7....some k band but very light on K band radar. Depending on which route your friend chooses I -10, I-17,I40
 

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Thru the Res K band is still used
Yeap Navajo still uses a shit ton on I 10 or especially if you take the Hollyoke exit. I still set my K to warn and will respond when it ramps up slowly as opposed to the Trucker level 9 K blast on my RPSE.
 

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Old thread, but my info pertains to the topic. Here is a list of radar/laser users I’ve encountered over the last year or so driving in AZ. I have seen NO K-band enforcement on the interstate, however once you’re on the state routes, reservation, in small towns, it's a different story.

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Surprise PD moto - Prolaser 4
Tempe PD moto - Ultralyte LR B
Avondale PD moto - Prolaser 4
Mesa PD moto - Prolaser 3
Paradise Valley police SUV & moto - Stalker XLR
Highway Patrol SUV hiding in median on I-10 near Sacaton (Marksman or Ultralyte)
Highway Patrol white moto cop on I-10 near Tucson - unk. gun
Tucson PD moto - Prolaser 3
Marana PD black Victory moto - Prolaser 4

KA BAND
Casa Grande PD SUV 35.5
Cochise county sheriff Ford pickup: 35.471
DPS/HP SUVs: 35.471, 35.486, 35.505 (on I-10 and I-19)
DPS white pickup: 35.521
Eloy police SUV: 35.493
Marana police car: 35.487
Marana police SUV: 35.500
Park Ranger SUV north of Lukeville on 85: 35.5
Park Ranger SUV on Speedway in West Tucson: 34.697
Paradise Valley SUV: 34.715
Phoenix PD moto: 35.5
Pima County sheriff SUVs: 35.466, 35.480, 35.493
Pinal County sheriff SUVs: 35.490, 35.510
Sahuarita police SUV: 35.466
Salt River police white pickup & moto 34.7
San Carlos Apache tribal police 35.5
Scottsdale police car: 35.496; SUV: 35.5, 34.7
State Trooper SUVs: 35.5
Surprise PD SUV 35.5
Thatcher PD SUV - 35.5
Tohono O’dahm tribal police SUV #1: 35.505, #2: 34.700
Tucson PD crown vic: 35.505
Tucson PD motorcycle: 34.7
Unmarked black Ford F150 FX4 w/camper shell, I-10 near Eloy: 35.5
Unmarked white Ford F150 FX4 w/camper shell, I-10 near Casa Grande: 35.5
Unmarked blue Ford Explorer on I-10 near Gila bridge: 35.489
Unmarked grey crown vic on I-10 near Baseline: 34.691
Unmarked red Dodge Challenger on Loop 202: 34.701
Willcox PD 35.5


K BAND
Coolidge PD pickup on I-10 @ picacho peak - 24.110
Florence PD SUV
Superior PD Explorer
Tohono O’Odahm Tribal police SUV: 24.118, 24.156, 24.191, 24.196
Gila River Tribal Police SUV: 24.105
Pima county sheriff pickup w/camper shell on Old Nogales Highway (Tucson)
Redflex photo SUV (in Paradise Valley): 24.051, 24.091
Redflex phoho SUV (in Phoenix): 24.035, 24.054

Misc. New Mexico
New Mexico State police SUV near Lordsburg: 24.147
NMSP: 34.7
Grant County Sherrif: 35.5 & also use K band
Santa Clara PD: 35.5
Silver City PD: 35.5 & a rare K band
Lordsburg, New Mex. PD - K band
 
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Pima County SO (Tucson-area) won't actively patrol along I-10, but that can and will be operating in the event they're enroute to a patrol area along I-10 or I-19.

They *will* actively patrol roads such as AZ-86 (Tucson-Ajo highway) outside of the reservation. Tohono O’Odham PD love lighting up the reservation.
 

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A couple weeks back there was an older Pima county sheriff pickup truck shooting K band on Old Nogales highway near the casino. Was very surprised to see him using a K gun.
 

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Navajo County definitely uses K band, at least as of last year. Only saw C/O though.
 

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My father lives in sun city and we frequently go to Tuscon when im in town. I can confirm what @Mad Hatter stated above. Laser from DPS and Highway patrol. Troopers run 35.5, both pinal and pima county sheriff run 35.5 and ive seen pinal coutny patrolling the interstate. Cant speak on the K band.
 

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Mesa, AZ has pole-mounted RedFlex -- low power radar, very hard to detect.
 

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A couple weeks back there was an older Pima county sheriff pickup truck shooting K band on Old Nogales highway near the casino. Was very surprised to see him using a K gun.
Two or three times a year, there will be a collision - mostly caused by the ±8000 people entering/leaving that aerospace corridor along Nogales Highway during the day.

Shortly after, PCSO was quite adept at a day or two - during prime commute times - of playing radar games...just to slow people down a bit. They don't camp out down there; remember just how much tax revenue that place generates. Don't want to p.o. *too* many executives at that establishment.

Every once in a blue moon - north of Los Reales Rd, Tucson PD motor units will also get in the game in that area.

It usually has to come from one or more complaints about speeds before they will actively send a traffic squad down that way.

This story hit the news today as well...

tucson.com: Road Runner: ‘Ghost cars’ used by Pima County and state DPS are tough to spot

Before you say entrapment, Sgt. Patrick Hilliker with the Sheriff’s Department’s Border Interdiction Unit notes that its new pair of vehicles are not in the primary motor pool.

They’ve been set aside for dangerous assignments, individually deployed to fight smugglers.

“It is just another tool for our unit’s ability to be able to interdict, disrupt and deter smuggling,” Hilliker said.
Uh-huh. So, they'll be on I-10, I-19, AZ-86, AZ-83, AZ-286, I-10 & I-19

Mmmmmkay.
 

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Az dps has kband and 35.5 guns along i40, so I assume it's the same along i10
 

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