What is going on with NC state troopers? No detector hits.

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Drove to see family the day before thanksgiving and passed a few state troopers and never once got a hit on my Uniden R7. What gives? Are they just eyeballing it? Running laser only? Not a single chirp of anything.

Put the fear of god in someone I know when they passed a trooping (other side of freeway, cant cross median) doing 120 mph (no traffic, open flat road).... But managed to get away before the trooper could find a place to cross the median. Thankfully no spot to do so for over a mile and no blue lights but was probably wanting to sneak up later.

Time to run Waze again... Anyone else see this behavior?
 

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Instant on is common in the southeast, especially NC.
So ive heard, can anything be done against this besides running Waze or doing the speed limit?

Incredibly frustrating to have a huge amount of open flat road/freeway with no traffic and not be able to clean the valves for fear of going to jail.
 

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You should always be running Waze. No idea why anyone wouldnt use it especially on the highway

They are either not doing enforcement at the time you come across them or it's very selective instant on or lidar
 

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You should always be running Waze. No idea why anyone wouldnt use it especially on the highway

They are either not doing enforcement at the time you come across them or it's very selective instant on or lidar
I see, lessons learned for next time then.

Its easy to get complacent when the local cops are so lazy they shoot KA band all over the place, even low end detectors actually provide protection against them. They just setup at an overpass and spray Ka everywhere non stop.
 

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I see, lessons learned for next time then.

Its easy to get complacent when the local cops are so lazy they shoot KA band all over the place, even low end detectors actually provide protection against them. They just setup at an overpass and spray Ka everywhere non stop.
Yea it's the same here. You tend to get lazy since you pick up a decent amount away. It's those well hidden ones that give us a problem. Seen too many to let my guard down. Almost got nabbed by pacing this morning by an unmarked charger :/
 

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We were gone until Sunday, but I did see 2 troopers setup running nothing north of Charlotte on I77. No laser or radar. Someone else saw some cars doing nothing. I think some were just dropped off to slow people down.

Why aren't you running Waze? Waze reporting is pretty good on the highways in NC. If I'm traveling more than 5 miles, I usually have it running through CarPlay.
 

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We were gone until Sunday, but I did see 2 troopers setup running nothing north of Charlotte on I77. No laser or radar. Someone else saw some cars doing nothing. I think some were just dropped off to slow people down.

Why aren't you running Waze? Waze reporting is pretty good on the highways in NC. If I'm traveling more than 5 miles, I usually have it running through CarPlay.
I dont normally travel long distances and have honestly never used Waze. I live in a very rural area, its over an hour just to get to Asheville city limits so I always figured Waze would be of little use since it relies on people reporting police locations.

Both my cars have carplay so ill have to try it out.
 

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If you have an android device, check out JBV1 which compiles aircraft, waze and speed cameras into an easy-to-view display. Configuration takes awhile, but it will be a CM you won’t want to live without on the highway.

I understand about the rural area. You may or may not be surprised. I generally don’t run waze on short trips around rural areas I know well. Occasionally when I see them spending tax dollars doing traffic (and can open waze fast enough), I will drop a pin.

I would not feel comfortable driving in NC without jammers or waze.
 

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I dont normally travel long distances and have honestly never used Waze. I live in a very rural area, its over an hour just to get to Asheville city limits so I always figured Waze would be of little use since it relies on people reporting police locations.

Both my cars have carplay so ill have to try it out.
If your drive is a 2 lane road out in the country. Waze will probably be useless. Any time on the highway, Waze is usually good.
 

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Every NC trooper that goes through the academy learns the three most dreaded letters in the alphabet......HLD
 

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Drove to see family the day before thanksgiving and passed a few state troopers and never once got a hit on my Uniden R7. What gives? Are they just eyeballing it? Running laser only? Not a single chirp of anything.

Put the fear of god in someone I know when they passed a trooping (other side of freeway, cant cross median) doing 120 mph (no traffic, open flat road).... But managed to get away before the trooper could find a place to cross the median. Thankfully no spot to do so for over a mile and no blue lights but was probably wanting to sneak up later.

Time to run Waze again... Anyone else see this behavior?
Maybe they were being selective with their targets? I know @Kennyc56 has said time and again how awful NC Troopers are with selective I/O.

I personally run Waze when going a mile down the road to get some groceries. It's just a good habit. You never know what might be marked.
 

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Maybe they were being selective with their targets? I know @Kennyc56 has said time and again how awful NC Troopers are with selective I/O.

I personally run Waze when going a mile down the road to get some groceries. It's just a good habit. You never know what might be marked.
Actually you're only partly right! The Troopers in my area are NOT selective! They hit every damn car they come across with point blank I/O! There are times however when they will go to another area for a month or so and you won't see a sign of them, then they'll rotate back around again almost like a pack of wolves! The Troopers on the interstates don't worry me nearly as bad as the ones around here because my R1's and Redline's will eat them up for miles both front and rear whenever they pull the trigger out in the open! When they hide on the other side of bridges and black out around curves however, that's a whole different story! Another thing that has helped us out greatly is the fact that they have switched over to Stalkers! 34.7 is so much easier to deal with than 35.5! They are actually starting to run some C/O with the Stalkers as well! It's like Christmas every day! I used to go for YEARS and never see anything but I/O 35.5 all of the time! Once you get used to fighting against that, the rest is a joke in comparison!
 
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Actually you're only partly right! The Troopers in my area are NOT selective! They hit every damn car they come across with point blank I/O! There are times however when they will go to another area for a month or so and you won't see a sign of them, then they'll rotate back around again almost like a pack of wolves! The Troopers on the interstates don't worry me nearly as bad as the ones around here because my R1's and Redline's will eat them up for miles both front and rear whenever they pull the trigger out in the open! When they hide on the other side of bridges and black out around curves however, that's a whole different story! Another thing that has helped us out greatly is the fact that they have switched over to Stalkers! 34.7 is so much easier to deal with than 35.5! They are actually starting to run some C/O with the Stalkers as well! It's like Christmas every day! I used to go for YEARS and never see anything but I/O 35.5 all of the time! Once you get used to fighting against that, the rest is a joke in comparison!
Another problem is when they rotate a trooper in just for a short time. That’s when things get dicy. You get use to the patterns and the new guy usually does something different. I remember before the stalkers really started showing up in several cars, there was one trooper that was running one. I would see him for a month and then he wouldn’t be around for months. Then, he would show back up.
 

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Sorry, I probably should have explained. "HLD" stands for HOLD.

The letters HLD are displayed on the radar counting unit (the radar display) when an officer has their radar unit turned on, but the the radar antenna isn't emitting a radar signal. It's the mode used for instant-on radar.

In NC, the State Troopers are very good with I/O so most of us assume that if we see a Trooper and our detector isn't picking up a radar signal, the Trooper most likely has their radar in HLD mode waiting for some unsuspecting sucker to nail with I/O.
 

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