- Jul 5, 2011
- Reaction score
- Saratoga, NY
I have all of those detectors and have not noticed one of them picking up License Plate Reader as Ka. I see a lot of the fixed pole mounted ones and on LEO vehicles - especially near the border. I drove by 2 cars last week with readers and the drivers were talking to each other - but only the V1 was running and no Ka until I drove back and only one car was left doing enforcement.The Max, RedLine ,R3 &7 also pick up license plate readers as Ka and they do it from a very good distance 1/4 to 1/2 mile away I have notice this for a long time, I don't think anyone has talked about that on this form. Just another reason why top of the line detector are worth the extra $$$. The R3 is the best bargain out their for under $300.
On Occasion the Max and OG Redline/Magnum would alert to the fixed mounted ones near the Canadian border as laser, but none of my newer detectors do. I have yet to see a detector alert to Ka, but maybe I thought it was their actual radar and not the reader.
Could there be different versions of plate readers where some alert and some do not? I know there is ANPR and ALPR, but I dong know how many MFGs of there their could be.
Since they are light, I am not sure how that would set of Ka in the detectors, is it some kind of Harmonic like we see with some Dash Cams?
The next time I see one I will use a few different detectors. I see them all the time.
I think it would be pretty cool if they did alert and could tell us a plate scanner was nearby. There would be a lot of interest for them on the reservation near the border if they did. Some of them have Res Plates and swap them out in various locations to prevent being tracked.