Northern UT K Band

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It would be nice to be able to turn off K band completely, because it is mostly false alerts I get. But I do see legitimate alerts on a regular basis, Particularly from Country Sheriffs and Rangers. I've seen it from Utah County Sheriffs frequently, and Sheriffs near Logan canyon or Bear Lake.

Utah County Sherriff's usually set up speed traps near the megaplex theater near Orem/Vineyard and half the time they are using Ka, the other half it's K band. Not sure why they use both.
 

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It would be nice to be able to turn off K band completely, because it is mostly false alerts I get. But I do see legitimate alerts on a regular basis, Particularly from Country Sheriffs and Rangers. I've seen it from Utah County Sheriffs frequently, and Sheriffs near Logan canyon or Bear Lake.

Utah County Sherriff's usually set up speed traps near the megaplex theater near Orem/Vineyard and half the time they are using Ka, the other half it's K band. Not sure why they use both.

It’s definitely in use throughout the entire State. I can confirm that at least Box Elder, Cache, Tooele, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah County, Duchesne , and Uintah County all have Sheriff or city PD within their borders actively using K Band still.
 

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I'm new to the forum. This is crazy, I've had X and K completely turned off in both my V1 detectors and my Escort 360 since 2008. I've yet to get pulled over. I guess that I'm super lucky??
 
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I'm new to the forum. This is crazy, I've had X and K completely turned off in both my V1 detectors and my Escort 360 since 2008. I've yet to get pulled over. I guess that I'm super lucky??

X is pretty safe to have off. @BagNDrag mentioned that X Band is in use by a squad training car in Bountiful, UT. Duchesne and Uintah County Sheriff's just got rid of their X Band units via public surplus auction in 2018. It's possible there is still some X out there, but none that have been documented in the past 5 to 10 years besides the Bountiful one.

K Band is very much alive throughout Utah. The assumption often made that a department will have all of only the same brand of unit or type of band is very much a mistaken assumption for Utah. There are many cities that run a mix of K and Ka Band. The only department this really holds true to, is UHP with Ka Band. Everywhere else, you'll see a mix of brands and bands.

P.S. What area are you at and or driving in?
 

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I agree @sdrawkcaB - X is extremely rare in our area, if it exists at all anymore. My sighting was many years ago. I haven't detected that gun or seen it in use for a LONG time.

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X is pretty safe to have off. @BagNDrag mentioned that X Band is in use by a squad training car in Bountiful, UT. Duchesne and Uintah County Sheriff's just got rid of their X Band units via public surplus auction in 2018. It's possible there is still some X out there, but none that have been documented in the past 5 to 10 years besides the Bountiful one.

K Band is very much alive throughout Utah. The assumption often made that a department will have all of only the same brand of unit or type of band is very much a mistaken assumption for Utah. There are many cities that run a mix of K and Ka Band. The only department this really holds true to, is UHP with Ka Band. Everywhere else, you'll see a mix of brands and bands.

P.S. What area are you at and or driving in?
I commute to Park City from Sandy every day. I occasionally drive north and south on I-15.
 
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