Radar Stealth C/O K band -saved by my Uniden-

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This is one of my best saves so far, hence I decided that it should be my first post to this forum (excluding the intro post).

I haven't even noticed the speed trap and I drove based only on my Uniden LRD950's ramp up (or ramp down to be more exact in this case). Only after watching my dash cam recorded footage I noticed where the speed trap was located.


I think the LEO was mainly clocking vehicles coming the other way but he would have gotten me from behind with quite a few km/h over the speed limit and I'm guessing the 2nd crew would have been informed about that. Luckily I was only stopped for a routine check, no ticket.

You can find more details in the attached pictures and the video itself.

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Stealth blue Dacia schematic 2nd crew.jpg
 

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Nicely done and great maps with details. I think you’ll fit right in here.
Keep it up.


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Nice!
 

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Excellent post! Good job...you are fitting in just fine!!! That is not an easy speed trap to spot for sure.

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Nice detection. Thank you for posting.
 

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Thanks for sharing!
 

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Great video, keep it up. Also loved the "Nooo" at the end haha.
 

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Welcome to RDF. Wow, great production video for your first post! That's a police car?!
 

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Welcome to RDF. Wow, great production video for your first post! That's a police car?!
It's a stealth police car: it looks just like an ordinary car, very common make and model (Dacia Logan), but the police use it for speed traps like the one in the video. I've seen another stealth one but grey in colour.
The regular police cars are easily recognizable: white, with police markings and a top mounted light bar.

Also thanks for the replies and likes everyone!
 

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You may need/ want to mount your detector where you have it but you would likely get a little better range if it is higher up on the windshield.
 

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You may need/ want to mount your detector where you have it but you would likely get a little better range if it is higher up on the windshield.
Thanks for the advice!

To be honest, I started keeping it there(low) because at first because I could not get the suction cups to hold the complete weight of the detector (hence the back side was laying on the dash, as you can see in this video). Now, even tough I managed to get the cups to hold the detector of the dash completely, I keep it in the same position(just a bit more higher to not touch the dash) for several reasons:
  • it does not obscure my field of view through the windshield; I already have my dash-cam mounted behind the rear view mirror so the detector would have to be placed somewhere else; I'd also have to route the detector cable;
  • from time to time, I do check the actual GPS speed of the vehicle that's being displayed on the detector especially when I start cruising at a constant speed for longer periods of time;
  • I want to see if it alerts to LIDAR (I know it won't save me from a ticket if it does but I'm just curious;
  • radars in my country are using K-band only and the detector already provides me with enough warning range(will post more videos in the future) so I'm not willing to sacrifice the points written above just to get a bit more sensitivity out of it.
 

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Thanks for the advice!

To be honest, I started keeping it there(low) because at first because I could not get the suction cups to hold the complete weight of the detector (hence the back side was laying on the dash, as you can see in this video). Now, even tough I managed to get the cups to hold the detector of the dash completely, I keep it in the same position(just a bit more higher to not touch the dash) for several reasons:
  • it does not obscure my field of view through the windshield; I already have my dash-cam mounted behind the rear view mirror so the detector would have to be placed somewhere else; I'd also have to route the detector cable;
  • from time to time, I do check the actual GPS speed of the vehicle that's being displayed on the detector especially when I start cruising at a constant speed for longer periods of time;
  • I want to see if it alerts to LIDAR (I know it won't save me from a ticket if it does but I'm just curious;
  • radars in my country are using K-band only and the detector already provides me with enough warning range(will post more videos in the future) so I'm not willing to sacrifice the points written above just to get a bit more sensitivity out of it.
Thanks for sharing what goes on in your country. I wonder if that is low powered K band which we hear is in Europe and is hard to detect.
 

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This is one of my best saves so far, hence I decided that it should be my first post to this forum (excluding the intro post).

I haven't even noticed the speed trap and I drove based only on my Uniden LRD950's ramp up (or ramp down to be more exact in this case). Only after watching my dash cam recorded footage I noticed where the speed trap was located.


I think the LEO was mainly clocking vehicles coming the other way but he would have gotten me from behind with quite a few km/h over the speed limit and I'm guessing the 2nd crew would have been informed about that. Luckily I was only stopped for a routine check, no ticket.

You can find more details in the attached pictures and the video itself.

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Great video and killer save! Keep them coming and welcome to the forum!
 

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Thanks for sharing what goes on in your country. I wonder if that is low powered K band which we hear is in Europe and is hard to detect.
I cannot say for sure but I don't think the units used here are low powered K band since they are quite old: MPH BEE III(standard option has the Ka antena but a cheaper K band only unit is available) and MPH PYTHON II.
 

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Welcome to the Forum @magnnum !

I cannot say for sure but I don't think the units used here are low powered K band since they are quite old: MPH BEE III(standard option has the Ka antena but a cheaper K band only unit is available) and MPH PYTHON II.
MPH BEE III and PYTHON! That is very interesting to hear!
 

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Welcome to the Forum @magnnum !
MPH BEE III and PYTHON! That is very interesting to hear!
Thanks KrazyK! Why do you find it interesting? Is it because these are old units and we don't have anything newer here(apart from LIDAR)? I know that's the reason why I am surprised.
 

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Welcome. So at the end they are just stopping random people or everyone - looking for what?
 

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Welcome. So at the end they are just stopping random people or everyone - looking for what?
They do some random stops from time to time. They check your:
  • insurance (quite a few people drive with their insurance expired)
  • alcohol content with a breathalyzer
  • fire extinguisher
  • medical kit
  • warning triangles (2 pieces)
I don't have to explain the first two things because I guess they are clear enough, but you can get a ticket for the last three also (if lacking or expired).
 

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I love the videos from countries other than the US. Thanks for sharing.