What Was Your First Radar Detector

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Thought it be fun... Here is what i had..Escort 3200.. infamous for the buttons falling off.... lol,,, BUT boy could it ramp up great.
The origional Escort, then Escort with STOP to defend against the cheap detectors. For several years WE WERE INVINCIBLE!
 

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My first one 11-12 years ago was some Japanese solar Super Cat which was not a complete disaster but more like a half-disaster on a self-charging battery. So it did nothing, me too. :)
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1980's Bel. I loved the geiger counter style clicking noise it made as the threat got closer. But I remember so wanting one of those Fox detectors - the ones with those clear tube things sticking out. Can't believe I thought that was cool looking.
 

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1980's Bel. I loved the geiger counter style clicking noise it made as the threat got closer. But I remember so wanting one of those Fox detectors - the ones with those clear tube things sticking out. Can't believe I thought that was cool looking.
Gotta luv those Bel's...
If it wasnt for Bel, escort would of never got where they are today...
 

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Agreed. After it was stolen I went with another brand because I liked the metal case (and the name). It couldn't hold a candle to my Bel.
 

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Early 90's... man i wish I could remember. I definitely have memories of it saying me on the highway in upstate NY a few times... I have this vivid memory of being in traffic and it going on and off a few times and me looking around having now idea where the alert was coming from only to eventually see the trooper come up behind me and nab somebody else...
 

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My first was the Passport 8500. Bought it right after receiving a speeding ticket. Paid for itself within the first year.
 

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Mine was the original Escort X-K detector. The one with the orange light and analog signal strength meter. Everyone told me those things don't work for detecting radar. It made a liar out of everyone of them. I only gave it up due to Ka band coming into use.
 

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Original Escort with a needle meter was the oldest - bought it used and nearly obsolete when I bought it.

But, the one that really remember working the best (even I/O K-band) (before LIDAR and Ka) was the Micronta Road Patrol XK "Dual Tone" (with the 5-LED signal indicator) (22-1621).
 

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My first unit was a valentine 1, which I got in 06, which is when I got my first car. She served me well until it got stolen :-/
 

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Wow kids, would you believe a Whistler Radar Eye?
RE55K.
i couldn’t drive 55, long before Sammy Hagar.
 

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Growing up my family had a Tandy (Radio Shack) X K detector. The first I bought was an Escort DSP. I loved it until I got nailed by an early Ka gun. It was solid on the highway, noisy in town.
 

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I called my dad yesterday to wish him a happy birthday (he's 87) and we got to talking about radar detectors. It turns out he still has the old Radar Sentry (http://www.radardetectormuseum.com/radar-sentry0.html) I remember him having when I was a kid. He said the next time I come by to visit, it's mine! :waycool:
 

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Valentine 1. Was a proud zombie for many years.
 

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My very first one was some kind of whistler back in 1999, then in 2008 i bought a used v1 off fleabay and wasnt happy with the range on it so i sold it, didnt use another RD until 2017, bought an x80 and didnt like it, bought a max 360 and found rdf, many detectors later I settled on an R7.
 

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My first was a Maxon RD3. Saved me several times and got me hooked. Had a few cobras after that, a Bel Tronics, then the passport 9800? From there was the Max 360c and now the RL360c. I’m a sucker for plug and play. It’s why I like apple. It just works.
 

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