Radar identified as K band?

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What type of radar would be identified as K band? And what piece of technology would it come from? I passed a cop sitting in the median and I’m familiar with constant on being Ka band zz but my Uniden R7 flipped as I passed him and was picking up a K band signal. I didn’t catch the actual numbers on the monitor.
 

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What type of radar would be identified as K band? And what piece of technology would it come from? I passed a cop sitting in the median and I’m familiar with constant on being Ka band zz but my Uniden R7 flipped as I passed him and was picking up a K band signal. I didn’t catch the actual numbers on the monitor.
Did the detector alert to Ka? If not, the LEO may have been using a K band gun and shot you in the rear. Was it a strong alert? Either that or your detector picked up a BSM coming from a vehicle going the opposite direction of you. The rear horn of the R7 is very sensitive. That's the reason they gave us the option of decreasing sensitivity in the rear horn.
 

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Before Ka band was used for Police radar starting in the early 90s, K-band guns were really popular.
Not only do K-band guns continue to be used, many of us have noticed an increase in new K-band equipment the last few years.

Police can use X, K, and Ka radar for speed enforcement in most of the US. Some areas don't allow X-band and some areas tend to use Ka only.
 

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Did the detector alert to Ka? If not, the LEO may have been using a K band gun and shot you in the rear. Was it a strong alert? Either that or your detector picked up a BSM coming from a vehicle going the opposite direction of you. The rear horn of the R7 is very sensitive. That's the reason they gave us the option of decreasing sensitivity in the rear horn.

No Ka at all. The R7 was doing that slow ramp up as I approached and then as I passed the cop it switched to rear arrows and had the full bar.
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Before Ka band was used for Police radar starting in the early 90s, K-band guns were really popular.
Not only do K-band guns continue to be used, many of us have noticed an increase in new K-band equipment the last few years.

Police can use X, K, and Ka radar for speed enforcement in most of the US. Some areas don't allow X-band and some areas tend to use Ka only.

ahh interesting. It was a consistent beep until I passed the cop sitting there, then full beep ... then ramped down as I drove away. K band. No Ka alert
 

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No Ka at all. The R7 was doing that slow ramp up as I approached and then as I passed the cop it switched to rear arrows and had the full bar.
Definitely sounds like he was shooting you from behind, or if he was parked parallel with the highway, he was shooting oncoming traffic in opposite direction of your travel.
 

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Police can use X, K, and Ka radar for speed enforcement in most of the US. Some areas don't allow X-band and some areas tend to use Ka only.

I was not aware of that. I knew X band was not used much, and being used less all the time, but I did not know some areas did not allow it. I assume that is because the old guns have fallen off the court approved list or something like that?

Of interest, to me at least, is the fact that X band is now back on my threat list. A local military installation has used K, Ka, and Laser, but they recently also added an X band gun. When I asked a friend of mine on the force he said they had found a gun in inventory, tried it out, and it works fine, so it is now in the rotation. So on the base (no detectors allowed, and everyone is absolutely in compliance...of course) X, K, Ka, and Laser all will be found.

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Yeah, There are a few threads about what equipment is allowed in certain states for legal speed measuring and what isn't any longer. NC apparently has done away with X-band while TN and SC still use it in some counties.
 

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