Bad news in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Friggin X band!

LinuxD

Prepare for warp speed.
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
978
Reaction score
1,560
Location
Rocky Mount,North Carolina
After moving to NC a cpl months ago I have been learning the terrain and just generally learning my way around.

Started a new job (sweet gig too, I am Lead Electrical Maintenance at a production facility, no more building steel mills for me and i have complete run of the facility and carte blanche to do what I want to bring the facility into line so that things are done safely electrical wise, work with the mechanical guys alot, pretty chill group)

Anyway, on my way home, about a 20 mile drive I was pulling up to an 4 way stop intersection and I heard a noise I'd not heard in a while and was confused for a second until the DFR7 announced....... X-BAND

Sure enough Edgecombe County Sheriff pulled up on the right hand side at the other stop sign and I got a good look as I crossed. Sure enough, honkin big (relatively speaking) X band xmitter on his dash. Dang it.

So far have encountered X, 33.8 and 34.7 traveling between Nash and Edgecombe Counties.
 

Kennyc56

Ford Lover-I/O hater!
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
2,775
Reaction score
7,003
Location
I/O Hell, Aka Eastern N.C.
After moving to NC a cpl months ago I have been learning the terrain and just generally learning my way around.

Started a new job (sweet gig too, I am Lead Electrical Maintenance at a production facility, no more building steel mills for me and i have complete run of the facility and carte blanche to do what I want to bring the facility into line so that things are done safely electrical wise, work with the mechanical guys alot, pretty chill group)

Anyway, on my way home, about a 20 mile drive I was pulling up to an 4 way stop intersection and I heard a noise I'd not heard in a while and was confused for a second until the DFR7 announced....... X-BAND

Sure enough Edgecombe County Sheriff pulled up on the right hand side at the other stop sign and I got a good look as I crossed. Sure enough, honkin big (relatively speaking) X band xmitter on his dash. Dang it.

So far have encountered X, 33.8 and 34.7 traveling between Nash and Edgecombe Counties.
That SUCKS! X band is not even supposed to be legal anymore in NC! But ask me if I'm surprised! @Choose Life , have you heard about this? @Deadhead1971

Post automatically merged:
WTF that’s crazy. At least it should be easy to detect
Not if we all have had it turned off for a couple of years! We'll be sitting ducks! I'm not from Edgecombe Co. but any of these little Mayberry counties could pop up and do the same damn thing! BTW @LinuxD , I live in Martin Co! You are right up the road from me!
 
Last edited:

LinuxD

Prepare for warp speed.
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
978
Reaction score
1,560
Location
Rocky Mount,North Carolina
That SUCKS! X band is not even supposed to be legal anymore in NC! But ask me if I'm surprised! @Choose Life , have you heard about this?
Post automatically merged:

Not if we all have had it turned off for a couple of years! We'll be sitting ducks! I'm not from Edgecombe Co. but any of these little Mayberry counties could pop up and do the same damn thing! BTW @LinuxD , I live in Martin Co! You are right up the road from me!
Awesome! Just figuring things out around here and yeah, I was kinda shocked.. first time I have seen actual X band in use in years. I was in the middle of no where so it wasn't a distant signal from a store or what ever.. it was him. I gave him a good looking over as I crossed. We were the only two vehicles anywhere around there. I'm working in Tarboro so I run up and down 64 to and from work with a couple side roads, this was just off 64,
 

oktavf

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
911
Reaction score
980
Location
NW GA
Nice unicorn! I just turned on Xband on my R1 about a week ago as living in North West Georgia and where I tend to ride/drive up North on the weekends I pass by cops NOT running LIDAR and have the standard pose of "I'm running radar and watching which car is speeding" but yet the R1 is silent! So on she went! No verified unicorns yet... :shifty:
 

Kennyc56

Ford Lover-I/O hater!
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
2,775
Reaction score
7,003
Location
I/O Hell, Aka Eastern N.C.
Awesome! Just figuring things out around here and yeah, I was kinda shocked.. first time I have seen actual X band in use in years. I was in the middle of no where so it wasn't a distant signal from a store or what ever.. it was him. I gave him a good looking over as I crossed. We were the only two vehicles anywhere around there. I'm working in Tarboro so I run up and down 64 to and from work with a couple side roads, this was just off 64,
Jane and I are on 64 all of the time! In fact, Jane drives through part of Edgcombe Co. everyday on her way to work. We live in Williamston and she works in Greenville and takes 64 to and from work every day! I have a "Ghetto Arrows" set up in her Mustang with 2 R1's, but neither one has X band turned on damn it!
 

LinuxD

Prepare for warp speed.
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
978
Reaction score
1,560
Location
Rocky Mount,North Carolina
I am currently going through my dash cam video and seeing if I can pull video from it. Will post video when / if I locate it.

Edit Am unable to locate it, and I figured out why, I need to rework my dash cam power port and make the power connection tighter.
Post automatically merged:
Jane and I are on 64 all of the time! In fact, Jane drives through part of Edgcombe Co. everyday on her way to work. We live in Williamston and she works in Greenville and takes 64 to and from work every day! I have a "Ghetto Arrows" set up in her Mustang with 2 R1's, but neither one has X band turned on damn it!
Sucks to run across it but... being new to the area, I turned everything to wide band and all bands on, and am working on locking out falses. I will keep an ear out for X band and see if i run across it again. Funny enough I work right across the road from the Edgecombe County Law Enforcement Center, so there is a good chance I will get a good idea of whats in the area if they leave their units on.
 
Last edited:

Choose Life

35.5 hater R3 Day One User
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
8,102
Reaction score
9,381
Location
Charlotte North Carolina
I'll call Edgecombe county sheriff tomorrow and ask if they still have any TR-6's I believe
But that's probably not it I think mph makes an X band antenna for a machine that also fits K and Ka

Pretty dumb outside of cities that way
I bet nobody challenges tickets and pull certs
Furthermore the radar box may be on the approved list but band of X is not supposed to be transmitted on
It was on their website for years nobody runs X
I swear I'd get out the car in the street if I saw a cop with an xband antenna
Hey hey you cant run that waving my finger in his face:D

Seriously tho I'm gonna call the sheriff's office tomorrow
 

Kennyc56

Ford Lover-I/O hater!
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
2,775
Reaction score
7,003
Location
I/O Hell, Aka Eastern N.C.
I'll call Edgecombe county sheriff tomorrow and ask if they still have any TR-6's I believe
But that's probably not it I think mph makes an X band antenna for a machine that also fits K and Ka

Pretty dumb outside of cities that way
I bet nobody challenges tickets and pull certs
Furthermore the radar box may be on the approved list but band of X is not supposed to be transmitted on
It was on their website for years nobody runs X
I swear I'd get out the car in the street if I saw a cop with an xband antenna
Hey hey you cant run that waving my finger in his face:D

Seriously tho I'm gonna call the sheriff's office tomorrow
Thanks buddy! This is right in my damn area! WTF! I thought this was a done deal!
 

GotWake

Speed Kills
Advanced User
Joined
Jun 4, 2011
Messages
10,717
Reaction score
10,250
Location
NC
You guys need to get some pictures and video of this sheriff. If I was around that area, I would go on the hunt myself. :D
 

USAir767

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Joined
Sep 14, 2015
Messages
318
Reaction score
718
Location
Mecklenburg County, NC
Thankfully I don't live or go out that way, but good to know for anyone that does!
 

Choose Life

35.5 hater R3 Day One User
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
8,102
Reaction score
9,381
Location
Charlotte North Carolina
Now that i see that post again, it doesn't make sense haha
I hope LD is right and I rat out a dirty cops
I hate snitches but cops I make an exception especially when hes breaking the law
It's not the approved list of radar
But there also counties in North Carolina that beyond stupid
Like Transylvania county
Jefferson county
Heywood county
Stokes county
Swain Graham
Jackson
Madison
I've met several people from Madison county who never saw an African American until high school or any other race

This is just west coast east is not stupid
They are super slow like gump slow
 

GotWake

Speed Kills
Advanced User
Joined
Jun 4, 2011
Messages
10,717
Reaction score
10,250
Location
NC
I hope LD is right and I rat out a dirty cops
I hate snitches but cops I make an exception especially when hes breaking the law
It's not the approved list of radar
But there also counties in North Carolina that beyond stupid
Like Transylvania county
Jefferson county
Heywood county
Stokes county
Swain Graham
Jackson
Madison
I've met several people from Madison county who never saw an African American until high school or any other race

This is just west coast east is not stupid
They are super slow like gump slow
Stokes has like one deputy that has a k band gun in his car. I would bet that it never gets certified.
 

Choose Life

35.5 hater R3 Day One User
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
8,102
Reaction score
9,381
Location
Charlotte North Carolina
Stokes has like one deputy that has a k band gun in his car. I would bet that it never gets certified.
Nash is really slow
All that's normal in Nc is Charlotte Winston area Raleigh plex and southern coast
They are strange as fuck in duck NC
When you get to
Virginia beach it's more African Americans it gets normal again
 
Last edited:

Got Jeep

Just another Two weeks....
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2017
Messages
2,418
Reaction score
4,234
Location
Metro Detroit , MI
"I am currently going through my dash cam video and seeing if I can pull video from it. Will post video when / if I locate it.
Edit Am unable to locate it, and I figured out why, I need to rework my dash cam power port and make the power connection tighter. "

- Ah, the Unicorn slips away again ! Why is it there is almost never video ? Its like Freak'n Bigfoot or something.
Get the dashcam straight and go hunt that sucker down ! You'll be hero of the day.

download (1).jpg
 

LinuxD

Prepare for warp speed.
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
978
Reaction score
1,560
Location
Rocky Mount,North Carolina
"I am currently going through my dash cam video and seeing if I can pull video from it. Will post video when / if I locate it.
Edit Am unable to locate it, and I figured out why, I need to rework my dash cam power port and make the power connection tighter. "

- Ah, the Unicorn slips away again ! Why is it there is almost never video ? Its like Freak'n Bigfoot or something.
Get the dashcam straight and go hunt that sucker down ! You'll be hero of the day.

View attachment 130583
Because my camera had no power and I missed a whole probably 15 minute section. My bad. Gonna hardwire it in this weekend so it doesn't happen again. As I said, I work right across the street from the Law Enforcement Complex, so if it is out there I should be able to run across it hopefully, if I do I will make sure to lock the video. I had the camera silent (no start up noises) but changed that so if it happens again I'll be aware of it.
 
Last edited:

GotWake

Speed Kills
Advanced User
Joined
Jun 4, 2011
Messages
10,717
Reaction score
10,250
Location
NC
Because my camera had no power and I missed a whole probably 15 minute section. My bad. Gonna hardwire it in this weekend so it doesn't happen again. As I said, I work right across the street from the Law Enforcement Complex, so if it is out there I should be able to run across it hopefully, if I do I will make sure to lock the video. I had the camera silent (no start up noises) but changed that so if it happens again I'll be aware of it.
If I find Bigfoot..... I’m pulling my phone out and videoing! :rofl:
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
78,380
Messages
1,193,234
Members
19,983
Latest member
Magnet0
Top