Whistler CR97 vs 34.7 C/O at about .8 of a mile. (1 Viewer)

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I had this 34.7 C/O encounter the other day. The Trooper is in the center median behind several small dirt/grass "hills" after a short bridge. The Whistler CR97 alerts at approximately 30 seconds into the video to 34.7. At about the 1:00 mark in the video a dark color newer Dodge Charger passes me on the left, and you can see the Charger's brake lights at about 1:05, and the Trooper is visible at about 1:08 to 1:10 in the center median. All in all, there was plenty of advance warning as the Trooper is not visible until about a .1 of a mile or less. I had about .8 of a mile warning. My settings were TFSR off, FDSr off, XK filter at 5, Ka filter at 2.

 

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I had this 34.7 C/O encounter the other day. The Trooper is in the center median behind several small dirt/grass "hills" after a short bridge. The Whistler CR97 alerts at approximately 30 seconds into the video to 34.7. At about the 1:00 mark in the video a dark color newer Dodge Charger passes me on the left, and you can see the Charger's brake lights at about 1:05, and the Trooper is visible at about 1:08 to 1:10 in the center media All in all, there was plenty of advance warning as the Trooper is not visible until about a .1 of a mile or less. I had about .8 of a mile warning.

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Great video!
I wonder if that was actually his rear antenna, targeting the traffic on the other side. His position is in a "ditch" as compared to you, and also his visibility blocked by that overpass. It would be hard to get accurate speed reading from such an angle and short distance. So if that was really was his rear antenna, then this detection was even way better...
 

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Great video!
I wonder if that was actually his rear antenna, targeting the traffic on the other side. His position is in a "ditch" as compared to you, and also his visibility blocked by that overpass. It would be hard to get accurate speed reading from such an angle and short distance. So if that was really was his rear antenna, then this detection was even way better...
After I passed him, My CR97 went silent, so I am thinking it was his front antenna otherwise I would have expected it to keep alerting.


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After I passed him, My CR97 went silent, so I am thinking it was his front antenna otherwise I would have expected it to keep alerting.


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Possibly. The only way for us to know for sure is if we were testing this scenario. Either way, the detector did its job.
 

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That was a pretty damn good alert with good distance! My CR97 is totally different detector now since I said to hell with K band and turned it off! With FDSR off and Ka filter on 1, you would't believe the difference! Hell I've been running my V1 and Redline-O for years without K band so this really isn't that big of a deal for me anyway since I can't remember the last legit K band I got. Now that I said that of course I'll get 10 I/O K band shots on my way to work tommorow! If any of you guys can get away with it, try running it without K band turned on for just 1 day! You will not believe it! I just assumed that it would just turn all the K band falses into Ka falses but it doesn't! For some reason, the big semi's with the ultra strong radar still bust through as a Ka band false, but I ran it for several days and the difference is incredible! Remember to also turn FDSR off at the same time or it will still drive you nuts!
 

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That was a pretty damn good alert with good distance! My CR97 is totally different detector now since I said to hell with K band and turned it off! With FDSR off and Ka filter on 1, you would't believe the difference! Hell I've been running my V1 and Redline-O for years without K band so this really isn't that big of a deal for me anyway since I can't remember the last legit K band I got. Now that I said that of course I'll get 10 I/O K band shots on my way to work tommorow! If any of you guys can get away with it, try running it without K band turned on for just 1 day! You will not believe it! I just assumed that it would just turn all the K band falses into Ka falses but it doesn't! For some reason, the big semi's with the ultra strong radar still bust through as a Ka band false, but I ran it for several days and the difference is incredible! Remember to also turn FDSR off at the same time or it will still drive you nuts!
I thought it was a solid detection too. I had plenty of advance warning. That is interesting on turning K-band off. I have never turned K-band completely off yet especially in the city where I live because I see quite a bit of K-band in my city. I may try turning off K-band on the interstate as I generally only see Ka with an occasional K-band encounter by a neighboring county sheriff department’s that monitors I-40. I don’t ever use FDSr on anymore, and I have been running TFSR off on the interstate lately. I will dial the Ka filter back to 1 next time I get back on the interstate and give it a try. The CR97 was pretty quiet with TFSR off on this last road trip, but I had to crank the X/K filter up to 5 to control the false alarms with the TFSR off, but I rarely see K-band on the interstate, so I was ok with that. With TFSR off, X/K filter at 5, and Ka filter at 2, it did fine. I started the trip with X/K filter at 2, and I gradually kept bumping it up due the K-band false alarms, and I ended up at 5, and it was pretty quiet.


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