CHP driving with radar off now?

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Wanted to see what you guys have noticed in California with the highway patrol

They used to always drive around with their Ka on CO all the time. In the last few months I’ve noticed that they leave it off until they want to IO someone in front of rear of them. They used to be so easy to find. Now. They are very difficult.

Anyone else notice this? I noticed it here where I am locally. And then went on a road trip today. Saw approx 5 CHP and NONE of them had their radar on. That used to never be the case!!
 

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It's dependent on the officer I think. I see a fair share of CO as well as IO all over CA
 

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I see both. In the Sierra Foothill area (winding, 2 lane roads) it's usually CO, giving only 2-3 seconds sometimes to slow down (8500x50 mounted at top of windscreen). Usually in CHP SUVs. The CHP pickups use CO also - that is much more powerfull, often giving me 20-30 seconds to slow down.
 

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In LA/Ventura county, most CHP I've seen have been C/O. I have only been I/O'd twice since I got a detector. One was on I-5 in Castaic, and the other was on 101 at Los Lobos road, just north of Camp Roberts.
 

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I see both. They love to I/O when they sneak up from behind. They usually blow their wad too soon giving pleanty of time to let off of the gas and slow down.
 

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Most of the CHP I see, Coastal OC, have their radar off. I see a lot of CHP trying to pace, then confirm with an I/O.

LIDAR, well, moto PD on PCH love playing laser tag.
 

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Most of the CHP I see, Coastal OC, have their radar off. I see a lot of CHP trying to pace, then confirm with an I/O.

LIDAR, well, moto PD on PCH love playing laser tag.
Ya, that's what I'm seeing as well. They are mostly keeping it off now. There is one "Dodge truck CHP" that handles all the rigs around here. He just keeps his on all the time. Very easy to find.

The others are doing something new. They used to never leave them off.
 

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Wanted to see what you guys have noticed in California with the highway patrol

They used to always drive around with their Ka on CO all the time. In the last few months I’ve noticed that they leave it off until they want to IO someone in front of rear of them. They used to be so easy to find. Now. They are very difficult.

Anyone else notice this? I noticed it here where I am locally. And then went on a road trip today. Saw approx 5 CHP and NONE of them had their radar on. That used to never be the case!!
Welcome to my world! I NEVER see a state trooper in NC riding around blasting C/O radar! it's always I/O and as close to point blank range as they can make it! They will only pop cars that they can tell by eyesight that are speeding too! They are all experts at it. I never see any sloppy I/O shots.
 

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Ya. Haha. I think the CHP here must have attended a seminar from your state! They are really trying to be sneaky now!! Even my old 8500 X50 could pick them up from a long distance before!!
 

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Ya. Haha. I think the CHP here must have attended a seminar from your state! They are really trying to be sneaky now!! Even my old 8500 X50 could pick them up from a long distance before!!
I hate it when that happens! The only time I get to see C/O is out of state on vacation! Hopefully it won't spread to all of the CHP!
 

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Also, I only see Ka in CA. Usually the low power version. So is almost like IO.
 

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I haven't seen CHP driving around with Ka left on in quite a while.
 

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Thats commen practice , they know we can pick them up at long range so they just flip it on when u get close to pop u , nothing u can do about that !! Cold busted !!
 

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They must be aware of the r3 now, it was a game changer.
 

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Thats commen practice , they know we can pick them up at long range so they just flip it on when u get close to pop u , nothing u can do about that !! Cold busted !!
Oh yes you can do something about it! If you run a R1 or R3 you will get those far away 34.7 or 35.5 I/O shots as they pop cars up ahead, even from miles ahead! There is always a car or 2 ahead of me but if not I'll back it down to around 10 over or so till I see some more traffic. Weak @ss detectors won't survive anywhere in NC, or anywhere else they use point blank I/O!
 
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Mostly drive here in Southern California....PCH has a mixture of motos using Lidar and Ka 34.7 C/O, and local sheriffs running KA 35.5. PCH is fiercely enforced, and not a place to speed anyway. Canyon roads like Kanan, Malibu Canyon, Mulholland Dr, etc, I see mostly I/O Ka 34.7. Sometimes Waze will have them tagged, but Waze is often,well...uninformed.

Interstate 5 over the Grapevine is like a CHP convention on some days. Lidar, Ka 34.7 both I/O and C/O from ahead and behind. If you don’t have rabbits, or all all by your lonesome, one has to be extremely vigilant visually, situationally, and have full countermeasures in place....even then if I’m alone on the road, I don’t push it.

Highway 99 through the valley, I mostly see C/O Ka, very rarely Lidar. I got I/O’d (33.8 Ka). by a local sherif suv coming towards me on Road 200 on my way up to bass lake two days ago. 65 on a 55 PSL, I saw his light bar as he rounded a corner 1,500 feet ahead of me...I hit the brakes and a split second later he I/O’d me. My events log said he got me at 55 -:) I would have been toast at night.
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Last trip to Crestline seeing two motos sitting with radar on shooting the cats coming up and down. I have seen a few cars leaving ka on but I do agree, they have gotten a lot better with their tactics.
 

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I saw a CHP I/O takedown yesterday. I got a full blast 34.7 on the R3. It disappeared as fast as it came. Seconds after I see disco lights on the opposite side of the freeway pulling the car over.
I’m guessing it was the creep up behind and verify with I/O tactic, based how fast I saw the disco in the fast lane after the full blast I/O alert.
 

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This is basically what I’m noticing, myself. I run 122 mile round trip, daily, 5 days a week. I run from Fairfield to Marysville. i80/ i5 / i99/ and highway 70. I’m Ka segmented 5 and 8 and all I ever see is 34.7. And it’s not even that often. I have K turned off. But my R3 is dead quiet for 80% of my entire week. There are multiple days when I run to work, and home, where I get absolutely nothing from the detector. To the point where you’re not even sure if it’s working. It’s that quiet. Then 7/10 times I see CHP they either have someone already pulled over, and you can pass right by them and it’s off, or they’re sitting on the side of the road and you can creep right up on them without hearing a peep. Good thing is, Waze is pretty decent in this area. There were 2 bogeys on my way to work, yesterday. One just on the other side of the Yolo causeway, and one in Dixon. Both were tagged 4-5 times by Wazers. Neither were transmitting, just parked, waiting for action.

I was driving to work, last week, and 34.7 was on full strength for like 4/5 miles. And I kept thinking, wow, that the heck? Sure enough, a CHP Ford Exploder was waaaay back there, and he was full C/O. He eventually passed me, but he was blasting everything.

I was also in a bunch of traffic, last week, and a bogey was painted, sitting on the shoulder facing parallel to the highway, like he as just pulled over, under the bridge for a second, and I was going like 69, and when I got within 300 feet of him, BANG, 34.7 went from nothing to full on, with no ramp up, at all. But there were dozens of cars around me, all going the same speed. Did I get singled out, driving a bright white Stingray? Who knows?
 
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Ya, EXACTLY! I swear some commander has told them no to blast C/O anymore! Remember when you could always pick them up for miles with C/O?
 

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