Anyone know what radar is used in the infamous Estelline? (pic attached)

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I recently read about the infamous panhandle speed trap in Estelline. I was trying to figure out what equipment they used there, but couldn't find a good pic anywhere online. I did find a pic of their old Charger (Mustang GT is used now) and would love to know what the radar unit is. It kind of looks like an MPH Python but I feel like it is something else. If you have any good stories about this trap or know what equipment they run or have run I'd love to hear about it.
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Definitely Decatur K band not Ka band because the antennas are much smaller.
 
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It drops from 75 to 55 or 50 in the blink of an eye! Heard they paid cop 2k per month to write as many tickets as possible! Never got one there, but know many people who have been lit up there.
 

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Definitely Decatur K band not Ka band because the antennas are much smaller.
Thanks. I had no idea that was a Decatur unit. I was thrown off by the grey antenna.
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It drops from 75 to 55 or 50 in the blink of an eye! Heard they paid cop 2k per month to write as many tickets as possible! Never got one there, but know many people who have been lit up there.
Yeah they literally exist for the purpose of tickets to keep the revenue going to their shitty city hall. From what I read it's way more than 2k monthly. The officer makes at least $50k from what I read.
 
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Hard to say for sure, but looks to be about the right size for k-band.
 
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Sorry, brain/finger fart. I meant X-band...
Looks small for X-band.
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Also, the counting unit doesn't look like a Python II. Wrong color. Python II is putty color.
 
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Looks small for X-band.
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Also, the counting unit doesn't look like a Python II. Wrong color. Python II is putty color.
I would also note that MPH K band antennas don't have caps on the front (sorry I don't know the correct jargon for that). This antenna appears to have a silver cap on it. MPH usually is no cap and all white with a black ring.
 

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I agree that it is likely a Decatur K band antenna.

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