Idaho Welcome Wagon

Discussion in 'Stories from the Front Lines' started by JC91360, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. JC91360

    JC91360 Learning to Drive General User

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    Had a really unique experience on my drive to Boise yesterday….

    For the past 5 years my wife and I have been splitting our time between Boise, ID and southern CA. We have houses in both states and we go back and forth 3-4 times per year and usually drive. I won't bore you with the details of the entire route, we'll just talk about the last part where route 95 heads north and then east through Oregon and crosses the Idaho border heading toward Boise.

    There usually isn't a lot of enforcement on this part of route 95 in Oregon I suppose because it is so sparsely populated, just the Sheriff in Jordan Valley where the speed limit dips to 25 and the random trooper using 34.7 - IO while coming at you from the opposite direction. I'll see maybe one Oregon trooper per trip but its not guaranteed.

    Yesterday was different. For 99% of the trip through Oregon it was the same as before, basically nothing, and then all hell broke loose just a mile from OR / ID border. I'll be the first to say up front that I wish I had a dashcam because it was epic. For the record I'm a long-time V1 user running custom sweeps.

    As you approach the OR / ID border from the west you come around a right hand turn followed by a 1.25 mile straight run downhill to the border to Idaho, and then another 1.5 mile straight ahead before a left turn on the ID side.

    As I rounded the corner and started down the hill first up was a strong IO blast of K band ahead and a quick blast of Ka 34.7 also ahead. There were some other cars up ahead closer to the border crossing at the time. At this point I'm slowing down a little as anybody would, not that I was speeding much anyway having been on the road for 8 hours already, just wanted to be at 70 or less. I could see a black charger coming toward me in the distance which I took to be an Oregon trooper and the source of the Ka. He hit me with IO 34.7 just before passing me so that much was confirmed. But what about the K band?

    Now I'm getting closer to the Idaho border where the speed limit changes to 65. Full scale K band ahead again which I now realize is coming from two Idaho troopers parked side-by-side on a small dirt road ahead perpendicular to the 95 (you can see it on Google maps) So why two troopers? One to clock the traffic and another to chase?

    So now I'm down to 65 or more like 64. Another ½ mile around a bend and now its strong K band again and also Ka 33.8 at the same time, both from the front. Two more Idaho troopers looking for customers! Was surprised to see 4 like that, and after continuing for another ½ mile its K band from the front AGAIN! Now two more Idaho troopers parked along the side. Via the V1 arrows I could see he had both front and rear antennas running so he could clock traffic coming down a long-ish hill heading westbound into Oregon.

    So that's my story, one Oregon trooper and SIX Idaho troopers all within a 2-mile stretch. Is that a record? And no tickets. In this case the V1 bogey counter and the arrows got a workout. Never seen it like this before and hope I don't again, at least not until I can get a dashcam!
     
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    I got hit recently with K band from an Idaho trooper at the border just north of Jackpot on hwy 93.

    Made me rethink my K band strategy (as in don't disregard it!)
     
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    Have made the trek between Huntington Beach and Boise for the past 30 years.
    Wow, K from ISP is new to me. Over the past 5+ years have only seen 33.8 Ka. A few videos from around Jordan Valley

    Coming in to Jordan Valley


    Last encounter was leaving Jordan Valley headed for Idaho
     
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    Sounds like the LEO's were thicker than flies on a pile of s..t. well done not to assume you were facing just one threat. In hindsight those events are kinda fun.

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    I had been through that area so many times seeing basically nothing then boom! That was a lot of units in one place so I guess it must have been a special task force for the day. As we drove through we did not see anyone else getting a ticket so people must have been behaving themselves.
     
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    @bslaws - How much slack do they usually give a person in Idaho? Saw someone get pulled over on the 84 in Nampa for going what looked like about 70 in a 65. Didn't look like they were going very fast to me.
     
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    I've lived in Idaho for 14 years and have only seen ISP running 33.8, so I wonder if they are beginning to test the new MPH Bee III K band version. According to the state contracts the dual K band version is only about $100 dollars more and takes up a little less room on the dash using the patch antennas. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjABegQIBhAG&usg=AOvVaw0Vcnqey0HbED0cyy68MHR8
     
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    Depends on the area. Motos run between Nampa and Boise and have been using LTI Ultralytes. I wouldn't go more that PSL+4 unless you are running some sort of defense system. When running out on the interstate where it's 80, I typically run 89 if there is other traffic 85 if there is not. Last year there was a news story about the ISP and the patrol car was using an LTI Truspeed S.
    idahonews.com: ISP uses radar and laser to verify speeders
     
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    I was strictly speaking for the Radar side of things when seeing only Ka 33.8 from ISP and not K band Radar from them. ISP does have Truspeed S, but seeing it in North Idaho is like seeing a unicorn.
     
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    Several years ago, just before the Garrity exit in Nampa
     
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    Wow that is some wide open roads - looks easy to speed