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So I was driving into my community and the x-band went off and that has never happened before. Then I saw on the driving range they were doing golf club fittings with trackman launch monitor, so I guess it was picking up the Doppler radar. What are you thoughts?
 

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Probably. Unless you're in one of the few areas that X-band is used, it was likely a false alert
That being said, I usually run X-band on my detectors just in case. Doing this, I discovered a sheriff in Indiana that still has some X-band radar guns. X-band is fairly easy to pick up so the ramp up should be enough to tell you if the signal is legitimate.
 
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I've only seen x band used in tucumari, NM by city police in all of my miles of driving.
 

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Even though we will call it a false alert in reality your detector did it's thing. If the golf range or little league ball diamond are using an X band radar gun to check ball speed it's a legit alert. Only thing you could do is try a gps lockout if your detector is so equipped.
 

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So I was driving into my community and the x-band went off and that has never happened before. Then I saw on the driving range they were doing golf club fittings with trackman launch monitor, so I guess it was picking up the Doppler radar. What are you thoughts?
Here in South Jersey, besides getting a rare authentic LEO X-band alert, I also get non-LEO X-band alerts from equipment installed on yellow school buses. I can't recall what the piece of equipment emitting the X-band freq is used for, but my STiR Plus definitely ramps up until the yellow school bus passes in the opposite direction, then ramps down. It happens almost all the time around the yellow school buses!
 

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X is still very much alive near me... scary part is how x alerts used to get ignored because it is the 21st century, after all.
 

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If X-band is used in the wild I would think you could fight the technology in court.
Maybe if the certification expired. Otherwise X band is not bothered by things such as rain and snow.
 

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If X-band is used in the wild I would think you could fight the technology in court.
Yea think again, several radar gun manufacturer's are still building and selling certified X band guns. Brand new with warranry, tuning forks, and 100% good to go. Not sure how you could even claim that?
 

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Yea think again, several radar gun manufacturer's are still building and selling certified X band guns. Brand new with warranry, tuning forks, and 100% good to go. Not sure how you could even claim that?
Really? Have a link? I just did a google search and didn’t find one.




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Here in South Jersey, besides getting a rare authentic LEO X-band alert, I also get non-LEO X-band alerts from equipment installed on yellow school buses. I can't recall what the piece of equipment emitting the X-band freq is used for, but my STiR Plus definitely ramps up until the yellow school bus passes in the opposite direction, then ramps down. It happens almost all the time around the yellow school buses!
Yup.....I haven't seen LEO X band in NJ for a while, however, it seems every dang school bus is now blasting X band. I turned it off and will just take my chances that LEO X band is a thing of the past.
 

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Yup.....I haven't seen LEO X band in NJ for a while, however, it seems every dang school bus is now blasting X band. I turned it off and will just take my chances that LEO X band is a thing of the past.

@fishing66 As well as other New Jersey drivers, or those driving thru NJ.......

BE CAREFUL! I have a post in another Thread about an X-band radar encounter.
I can't recall when I wrote it, maybe a year ago or so.
Situation.....I was driving out of my home development in Galloway Twp., Atlantic County, NJ. I came to a Stop sign prior to entering the main road. No other cars around me, or that I could see close to me, traveling on the main road. I started to get an alert for X-band on the STiR Plus in one of may cars. I looked to my left, then to my right, on the main road....no yellow buses around. As the X-band alert ramped up and became stronger, I saw a car driving towards me, from my right, on the main street. As the car came closer I recognized what it was. My STiR Plus went nuts as the car passed in front of me, from my right to my left. As the car became more distant from me the X-band alert diminished until it went silent.

It was a New Jersey State Trooper in a fully marked NJ State Police cruiser! Be ALERT out there! :megashifty:

Once again, there were no other vehicles around or that passed me on the main road. The X-band alert was definitely due to equipment the NJ State Police cruiser had on-board!
 

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Really? Have a link? I just did a google search and didn’t find one.




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I made the same comment several years ago, I figured X was out of production. Someone posted links showing they were still being made new. I just rechecked and maybe the day is much closer now. This place Laser and Radar Measurement Systems | MPH Industries will make a new X band dash mounted system for you upon request. This is probably only for long time customers I would guess.
This place still repairs and does certification on X band guns. Police Video Camera Systems They also offer used units for sale that look quite old but are 100% certified for use. They do have an X band unit for sale.

At this point I run most of the time with X off but, when I run through Ohio I do run Low X just because. Too many dinky little towns (sped traps) to not turn X on. New Jersey State Police are the other ones you have to watch for.
 
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Sorry I came across it in my recently posted notification.

It must have come up that way when they did the forum switch over for some reason.


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Tucumcari, NM also uses X band. Confirmed coming from a police Tahoe, ramp up and everything.
 

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X band is still used in some small towns in South Carolina. I have encountered threats on HWY 378, I-20, HWY 501. At the time I was running my Whistler Z-19R+ and couldn't verify the frequency. I bought a DFR7 2 weeks ago and will now have the capabilities.
 

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Mystery solved. As soon as I pulled out of the garage this morning, x band showed up. As I drove past the driving range the club fitter was there with his trackman launch monitor.
 

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I left x-band on when I setup my R3 this week because this website ( Police Radar Bands Used by State | KeepSpeedInCheck.com) says it is still in use in my State IL. On my drive in I didn't have any issues so I can't see any reason to disable it.
Not sure about IL, since I've only been to HF twice since getting my R3, I can say it's very much alive in Northwest Indiana and South Bend. I've encounters with LEOs running X-Band twice with my city LEOs, twice out in South Bend, and once with a Porter Co Sheriff. Kind of sucks here being that we have to deal with X, K, Ka, aerial Vascar, and Lidar, but at least parking sensors are legal here.

Now if I could only afford them lol
 

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