Alberta sheriffs shooting 24.080

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On my way home from work, k band started ramping up with 24.080.. Slowed down as I didn't know what my R1 was picking up.. Turns out a few km's down the road, an Alberta sheriff is shooting from the median.. Anyone else in Alberta see this K band yet? He was just outside Calgary city limits on the south side heading towards Okotoks.. Moral of the story in Alberta, don't ignore 24.080


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On my way home from work, k band started ramping up with 24.080.. Slowed down as I didn't know what my R1 was picking up.. Turns out a few km's down the road, an Alberta sheriff is shooting from the median.. Anyone else in Alberta see this K band yet? He was just outside Calgary city limits on the south side heading towards Okotoks.. Moral of the story in Alberta, don't ignore 24.080


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Was it a Photo radar truck or someone actually shooting a k band gun because my R1 picked up on a 24.082 shot from a PR truck in calgary. I have yet to see someone shooting a K band gun.


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Usually guns that will go that low are the Raptors.
It’s just like the Falcon HR.
Both are low powered patch antennas. A normal radar guns output is between 25 & 35 MHz.

The Raptor and Falcons run 9 MHz. There’s no long range pickups. It would be like a sawed off shotgun vs an normal duck hunting shotgun.

They usually hang around 24.125, but even my Falcon HR is shooting 24.099.

So it’s not impossible that you were hit by a Raptor.

The cold weather makes the frequencies drop because the remote antenna is usually mounted by the push bar.

I see the MRCD frequency drops for the same reason. They're mounted the same way. Outside on the push bar.

Because of this, if you run your Uniden R1 or R3 in Edmonton, be extra careful when it’s as cold as it has been the last couple days.

Not sure of the R1, but the R3 definitely has a floor of 24.050. MRCD has 4 frequencies it uses. As it gets colder, it’s harder for them to pick it up.

24.089 is indeed rare, but not impossible.
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Was it a Photo radar truck or someone actually shooting a k band gun because my R1 picked up on a 24.082 shot from a PR truck in calgary. I have yet to see someone shooting a K band gun.
24.082 is the Redflex photo radar used in Calgary. It’s not considered or picked up as Multaradar because it isn’t modulated.

You probably didn’t have much warning until you passed it. I’m not surprise it wasn’t at the usual 24.089 like the other documented reports of it in Calgary for the same reason. The cold weather we’ve been getting and the antenna mounting out in the elements.

It’s not easy to pick up, but that defiantly was Redflex. It can be anywhere from 24.039 to 24.089.
 
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In my area, there are two locals running the Stalker Patrol K band units, each ones is below 24.100 and my Redline shows 24.076-24.090 usually.

It is actually better being this low because it is super easy to tell the difference between a BSM false which is usually much higher up in the band.

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About 4 years ago. I was travelling thru spruce grove on hwy 16a. It was late a night and my lrd950 started alerting to k band and intensified.Not knowing the area. I slowed down. And sure enough there was a rcmp suburban parked in the media with pure dark mode.

Because I just switched from my V1 I didn’t understand how single horned detectors worked. So I couldn’t tell u which direction he was targeting and because frequency read outs were new to me as well. I didn’t really care too much about the exact frequency.
 

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Usually guns that will go that low are the Raptors.
It’s just like the Falcon HR.
Both are low powered patch antennas. A normal radar guns output is between 25 & 35 MHz.

The Raptor and Falcons run 9 MHz. There’s no long range pickups. It would be like a sawed off shotgun vs an normal duck hunting shotgun.
I think you meant to write mW not MHz.
 

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Was it a Photo radar truck or someone actually shooting a k band gun because my R1 picked up on a 24.082 shot from a PR truck in calgary. I have yet to see someone shooting a K band gun.


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no, not one of the calgary mutinova trucks..Alberta sheriff in his white explorer facing NB as i was coming SB on deerfoot..picked him up just before the new 212 Av exit and then all the way down the hill..he was just outside city limits on the south side of the bow river
 

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Ya, the Alberta Sheriff’s or RCMP’s do not usually run MRCD or Redflex. That’s not their shtick.

When K band photo radar first came out, I did see the Ft. McMurray RCMP run it a long long time ago. 2010? 2011? Not sure if it’s still a thing up there.

At highway speeds, I’m not sure if it can actually be used? The camera has to sync with the low powered, and narrow beam systems like that. It automated, so it has to do a lot of things in a short period of time before the targets out of sight.

It would be interesting to see what the upper limit of those systems might be?
 

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I saw one the other day driving to Conroe TX..Harris county sheriff..it was low powered.
 

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The first Stalker Patrol (K band) to appear in my town (about 4 yrs ago iirc) displays 24.080 on my redlines.
 

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I drive North of the city all the time (almost never South) and X band is used heavily. More so North of Red Deer, not sure I saw X band between Calgary and Red Deer, but North of Red Deer, to Edmonton and then to Whitecourt and then to GP I have seen it lots......

I am almost wondering, just a guess, budgets have not allowed a lot of the more rural and smaller area's to upgrade and update their technology. But they all know we are all running new gear. Maybe they went back to X (still running KA as well) thinking those of us with detectors have that blocked and we will not see them? Possible.
 

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I drive North of the city all the time (almost never South) and X band is used heavily. More so North of Red Deer, not sure I saw X band between Calgary and Red Deer, but North of Red Deer, to Edmonton and then to Whitecourt and then to GP I have seen it lots......

I am almost wondering, just a guess, budgets have not allowed a lot of the more rural and smaller area's to upgrade and update their technology. But they all know we are all running new gear. Maybe they went back to X (still running KA as well) thinking those of us with detectors have that blocked and we will not see them? Possible.
Do you mean K band? I drive all over the province and I’ve never seen X band in Alberta before.
 

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I have to agree with @Dukes. You must of ment K band.

You should take a look at how big an X band antenna really is. It’s like a big spotlight.

They looked right at home on a 69 Plymouth Fury police interceptor. Not as much room on the units they use today. 😆
 

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Do you mean K band? I drive all over the province and I’ve never seen X band in Alberta before.

Oops, LOL... K yes... my bad.
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I have to agree with @Dukes. You must of ment K band.

You should take a look at how big an X band antenna really is. It’s like a big spotlight.

They looked right at home on a 69 Plymouth Fury police interceptor. Not as much room on the units they use today. 😆

yeah totally a miss click on my part. I did mean K
 

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at least you guys in edmonton can pick out the photoradar trucks easier now. All photoradar trucks are now going to be wrapped in high vis...lol

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