K-Band - keeps getting higher and higher

Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by westwind77, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. westwind77

    westwind77 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    I only had one local running an upper K frequency 24.196.....now I have a second....this one is 24.200. As you know that is pretty much the main BSM false. This is going to going to be good.
     
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    There are a few locals around here running high K band guns too. I believe they are low-powered Stalker Patrols, running at 24.198 and 24.201!
    www.rdforum.org: NJ - Confirmed 24.201 Encounter Piscataway PD
    I run into them every few months, and have seen a second one in a SUV as well.

    Easy to mistake for an Acura/CR-V false at first, but the linear ramp-up and steady frequency should clue you in that something's up.
     
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    The K-band antenna for my Stalker Dual SL shoots around 24.218 +/-.
     
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    Thanks for that update...
     
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    Guess it's becoming more risky then to run k narrow on my r3...
     
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    I had an encounter with at 24.196 in a rural county, since then I always switch my R3 to K wide whenever I go out of the city.
     
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    Where are you located?
     
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    Well this is just GREAT........................... I was waiting for LEo gun mfgs to begin utilizing the BSM bands---- that could play havoc with REAL BSM systems. Probably just a matter of time.

    They react to new revenue potential much more quickly than they did 10+ years ago.
     
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    LEOs have used K band since before BSM systems were invented. If you're talking about the guns lining up with common Acura/Honda falses, I think it's much more likely to be random chance than any sort of coordinated effort by LEOs to be sneaky.

    For low powered, linearly polarized K band guns, I'm not even sure how they would go about tuning them. I think the frequency in that case is just a function of voltage being applied to the oscillator. I think I'll test this out at some point with my Falcon HR.
     
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    Well I'm going back to K Wide on my R3 just in case. I heard the Stalker patrol seems to be gaining some sales around my neck of the woods.
     
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    How about Reflex NK7 doppler radar running up to 24.325? That's our spec for them.
     
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    Thx for the comments!
     
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    had local PD with 24.198. I thought it was another honda BSM
     
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    What PD?
     
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    Several of the local's run K band around Baton Rouge. The BSM's are an aggravation, but I tolerate them because of the local PD & sheriff's depts. It must a pretty nice revnue stream for them.
     
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    Well they do have moles that browse the forums, when they see people yapping about what frequencies are troubles, that what they'll set the guns too. Intel gathering, its a cat and mouse game until radar detectors are completely banned in the states.
     
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    Luckily, LEOs have no ability to tune the frequencies of their radar guns. That's something left to the FCC-certified technicians who are responsible for their periodic calibration.
     
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    And AMEN to THAT............. they'd be fiddling with knobs just to try to nail those of us with CM!
     
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    Your way overthinking this. K band has been around for about 40 years now. Radar gun company's could care less about BSM false signals and what frequencies they are on.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 10, 2018, Original Post Date: Oct 10, 2018 ---
    Dude please. Don't make rediculous claims like this. There are new forum members that don't know any better that might actually believe you.
     
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    It is not such a far-fetched idea. Companies keep upping their game to defeat 'sensors', why not detectors? Do I think it would be a higher level exec, doubt it, more so a very ambitious employee trying to work his way up presenting ideas to improve the product and help market it to the leo community.