New Jersey NJSP rear Ka only?

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A few days ago I was travelling on Interstate 195 in New Jersey. I was in the slow lane in amongst other traffic all travelling at the speed limit or very close to it.

I noticed a marked NJSP Ford SUV LEO in the passing lane a few hundred yards back. There was no radar detected on my Escort iX Ci Platform. Eventually the LEO was directly on my side, still no radar detected. As soon as he passed me I was hit with full-bars Ka 34.716 (may be been 34.719, I forget). The Ka continued until the LEO was out of sight.

Is NJ State Police driving constant-on rear only a thing? I’ve never noticed that before.
 

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Absolutely not. They run a combination of front only, rear only or both on at the same time. In your encounter he was just running the rear antenna. If it was his rear antenna the frequency would have been 34.6XX since the .600 range is for rear antennas and .700 range is for front antennas (MOST of the time)
 

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I would hope that you would at least get some sort of signal if he was coming up on you with rear antenna , even if it was a weak blip.

So let’s assume he was parked somewhere on the side and had his rear antenna on only and drove off. Maybe that’s why he had only rear on?

But that’s just weird.
 

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I would hope that you would at least get some sort of signal if he was coming up on you with rear antenna , even if it was a weak blip.

So let’s assume he was parked somewhere on the side and had his rear antenna on only and drove off. Maybe that’s why he had only rear on?

But that’s just weird.

In every rear only antenna encounter I always got some faint alerts before the unit passed me. On the highway he was driving on he should have had at least some low signal alert prior to seeing the LEO.
 

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A few days ago I was travelling on Interstate 195 in New Jersey. I was in the slow lane in amongst other traffic all travelling at the speed limit or very close to it.

I noticed a marked NJSP Ford SUV LEO in the passing lane a few hundred yards back. There was no radar detected on my Escort iX Ci Platform. Eventually the LEO was directly on my side, still no radar detected. As soon as he passed me I was hit with full-bars Ka 34.716 (may be been 34.719, I forget). The Ka continued until the LEO was out of sight.

Is NJ State Police driving constant-on rear only a thing? I’ve never noticed that before.
On the GS Parkway they clock you with out any radar. They drive in the left lane at very high speed & come up behind a car and pace it for about 1/4 mile or so and pull you over. They use all kinds of unmarked cars all have very dark tinted windows so you can't see inside the car. They get you the old fashion way. They do this south of mile marker 124.
 

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On the GS Parkway they clock you with out any radar. They drive in the left lane at very high speed & come up behind a car and pace it for about 1/4 mile or so and pull you over. They use all kinds of unmarked cars all have very dark tinted windows so you can't see inside the car. They get you the old fashion way. They do this south of mile marker 124.

Yup.... stealth chargers and impalas. On the turnpike they have a black impala, a black charger and a grey charger (both with the aluminum wheels). They love love love to hide on the on-ramps and get you from behind




 

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Thanks all.
 

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In every rear only antenna encounter I always got some faint alerts before the unit passed me. On the highway he was driving on he should have had at least some low signal alert prior to seeing the LEO.
Yeah with an R series you would. But with an Escort iX it might be normal not to get any warning before the pass if there are few reflective surfaces behind the LEO.
 

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Yeah with an R series you would. But with an Escort iX it might be normal not to get any warning before the pass if there are few reflective surfaces behind the LEO.

There were no reflective surfaces & objects behind, in front or to the sides of the LEO near the fast lane other than normally spaced cars in the slow lane. I (and the other cars) were in the slow lane.
 

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A few days ago I was travelling on Interstate 195 in New Jersey. I was in the slow lane in amongst other traffic all travelling at the speed limit or very close to it.

I noticed a marked NJSP Ford SUV LEO in the passing lane a few hundred yards back. There was no radar detected on my Escort iX Ci Platform. Eventually the LEO was directly on my side, still no radar detected. As soon as he passed me I was hit with full-bars Ka 34.716 (may be been 34.719, I forget). The Ka continued until the LEO was out of sight.

Is NJ State Police driving constant-on rear only a thing? I’ve never noticed that before.

It is quite possible that he turned his rear antenna on just after passing you. Your detector should have given you some alert before he passed you even if the LEO was only using his rear antenna. The NJSP use Stalker Dual and Dual DSR units which can shoot front, rear or both. Nasty guns but not as nasty as the Stalker DSR 2X. You can tell when the NJSP is shooting Stalker front and rear at the same time because if you have spec display enabled, one antenna will show up as 34.7X and the other will display 34.7Y.
 

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Right, I picked up a weak signal from the oncoming lane when I saw him coming towards me. The signal stayed at 2 bars and under until he passed me and it went full strength for a while. Rear only. If the rear is on, even facing away, I would expect to pick up a little something. R7 BTW.
 

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It is quite possible that he turned his rear antenna on just after passing you. Your detector should have given you some alert before he passed you even if the LEO was only using his rear antenna. The NJSP use Stalker Dual and Dual DSR units which can shoot front, rear or both. Nasty guns but not as nasty as the Stalker DSR 2X. You can tell when the NJSP is shooting Stalker front and rear at the same time because if you have spec display enabled, one antenna will show up as 34.7X and the other will display 34.7Y.

I believe even if spec display is not enabled on the iX Ci Platform if running Escort Live the double reception (or change in frequency) will read out on the phone regardless (although small in font). I used to run my iX Ci Platform in spec to see frequencies but then realized that if I am running Escort Live the frequency displays there regardless. So now I have the iX Ci set to display reception strength and use my iPhone for frequency information.
 

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On the GS Parkway they clock you with out any radar. They drive in the left lane at very high speed & come up behind a car and pace it for about 1/4 mile or so and pull you over. They use all kinds of unmarked cars all have very dark tinted windows so you can't see inside the car. They get you the old fashion way. They do this south of mile marker 124.
Even local cops pace you on I-80. Can't imagine NJSP is too fond of the local yokels poking around their turf, though. Watch out in Morris county for over-funded under-worked police in unmarked vehicles!

That being said, I've definitely encountered the front/rear only from NJSP. On a similar note, sometimes I'll pass one on the shoulder and my old V1G1 would barely alert to Ka. V1G2 seems a bit more sensitive to 34.7. They're using low-power Ka to minimize detection.
 
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On a similar note, sometimes I'll pass one on the shoulder and my old V1G1 would barely alert to Ka. V1G2 seems a bit more sensitive to 34.7. They're using low-power Ka to minimize detection.

The G2 is definitely more sensitive to the 34.7 Stalker units that they use when they are parked perpendicular.

They are NOT using low power Ka. The units they use are Stalker DSR Duals or Stalker DSR 2X which have very strong Ka antennas.
 

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They are NOT using low power Ka. The units they use are Stalker DSR Duals or Stalker DSR 2X which have very strong Ka antennas.

You sure? Even my original Stalker ATR had different power settings. It might not be low power in a modern sense, but I could swear they're doing something to attenuate the signal when they're trying to be stealthy. On the flip side, I am catching them way over a mile away on straighter bits of highway, even with small changes in elevation between us. The G2 really kills it in NJ.

Edit: maybe I was confusing the (SEn)sitivity setting as changing the power level? Oops!
 
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You sure? Even my original Stalker ATR had different power settings. It might not be low power in a modern sense, but I could swear they're doing something to attenuate the signal when they're trying to be stealthy. On the flip side, I am catching them way over a mile away on straighter bits of highway, even with small changes in elevation between us. The G2 really kills it in NJ.

Edit: maybe I was confusing the (SEn)sitivity setting as changing the power level? Oops!

Yea the sensitivity is not to adjust power levels. Thing of it as squealch on a radio
 

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