Radar Why You Use KA Priority (weird encounter all around)

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This afternoon, I was heading down a notoriously nasty section of Route 1 North in Branford, CT. Branford LEOs love to shoot C/O 34.7 all the way up and down this stretch of road. Compounding this, there are dozens of businesses with automatic doors spewing junk K band.


Everything about this encounter was weird. First, I'm convinced the detector would have seen it sooner if it had a KA Priority option like the newer DFR's and R series detectors have. Then, the signal strength is all over the place. When I first pick him up, he was facing me head on in a parking lot over to the lefthand side. You can see him in the bushes on the left at 1:01. When we get to the second traffic light at 1:11, he is perpendicular to me on the left waiting for the traffic light, and the detector is barely doing anything. After we pass, the detector blows up on KA until that CVS's front door bombards me with K band again. Again, the KA alert behind me was at 4 bars, but the door took over. Man, I wish this thing had the option of KA Priority.

I am convinced he had to have been using his rear antenna, because I doubt I would have had no signal with him perpendicular to me on the left and a flat wall on my right if he was using the front antenna. The signal remained 34.79 the entire time. This definitely helps to paint a picture of why KA Priority is important, especially if your detector lacks GPS functionality. I have had a similar result on the highway with a Mazda CX-5 two cars in front of me. I didn't have any sort KA detection until I was right on top of him, as the Mazda was blasting me hard with K band. Did I mention I wish I had KA Priority? :shifty:

Settings: City/Highway, X OFF, KA Narrow, K Narrow, K Filter ON, KA Filter OFF, TSF Off
(you can hear me change to Highway at 1:15, not that it would affect KA band at all)
 
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great video, what camera are you using? what kind of music is that, reygay?

it's making my dogs howl lol
Lol the camera is some $40 Chinese thing I got from Amazon. It doesn't have any bells and whistles and the timestamps never work properly, but it's been doing it's job for over a year now. It actually saved me last April when I rear ended some lady in a parking lot because she just stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. Insurance company assigned her 50% at fault, and I have been thankful for it every day since.

The song is "So It Goes" by the artist Hi-Lo Jack. He's a rapper who works frequently with the soul band Lawrence, who are the band/singers on that song. I'm obsessed with them
 

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Thanks for sharing!
 

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