I'm Hit!...This time for real! 2X LIDAR

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Today was the day I though about my long vacation trip, and read the horror stories of I-87 Northway in the Adirondacks of upstate NY here on the forum. I got to thinkin'...Would an R7 work okay with BSM (or lack of) on those long lonely stretches of the Northway? Or any other open interstate with little traffic?? Maybe switch to the R7 for those lonesome runs??? After looking over all the latest reports, I decided to GO FOR IT. Went to Best Buy, and the one I spotted a month ago was still there. Done!

I set it up in no time, and did the firmware update in the parking lot. Reviewed all the settings, used some of @Vortex recommended settings, set my custom arrow colors and band sounds (love that custom stuff) and went for a long drive out to Scranton, PA and back. Pretty quiet. Not nearly as much BSM as I expected. And earlier in the afternoon no LEO encounters. :( Absolutely no Ka action until I hit the speed signs on I-84 in the PA construction zones. Ah...good! At least I know Ka works. Did a U-Turn and head back before dark. Thought about those Ka speed signs taking priority over K band, and knowing PASP uses K band I decided to lock those speed signs out (yes, I allowed Ka band lockouts just for these type of speed signs). But pretty uneventful on the way out.

Once it got dark, the action started. One pulled over on the opposite side in PA, but as soon as I got into NY the detector paid for itself. Doing 20 over most of the way, I had two hidden in the dark encounters that alerted me well in advance, and the arrows told me exactly where they were...even though I couldn't see them in the dark. Nice!

Feeling good about all that, I took Route 9 North to test "well known" door openers and set some lockouts. I like the way the lockouts show in gray when you pass them. And I really like Display 2 Mode, and Dark Mode is very cool. Even the gray locked-out radar encounters wake the screen up to show what you have locked out. My impression of K and X band range was not much different than my MAX II or MAX 360. Ka range? Too early to tell yet. I need many more day encounters to see how far range is to the kill zone, but do believe it will be as good as all range test reports. That's why I got it, right?

So I'm on the final approach to my home area on Rt 9 about to hit the 40 to 55 area in the City of Poughkeepsie (just over the line) where everyone floors it. It's like they can't wait to just get out of the drudgery of that SLOW area to hit the gas. I did my part by quickly engaging the electric torque of my Hybrid when all of the sudden I get hit with, "Front laser...LTI Tru Cam" . I hit the breaks as soon as the alert goes off and JTK when somewhere around 55. Then Waze alerts "Police Ahead"...sure enough...he was. Off sideways in the grass and has a black car with white markings and his parking lights on. Bastid! That som b!tch must have been monitoring the device about a tenth of a mile ahead of him.

So I didn't recognize the gun and turned around to have another go at it. Same spot and I definitely hear it right. LTI TruCam. That time I was only 3 over.

I guess you never know when and where you will get tagged with LIDAR. All the high speed interstate driving I do, I never got tagged with LIDAR. Here locally I did. Go figure! The R7 was/is great, but my TMG save was the bonus of the day. ;)

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Gotta love it! Saw some action without paying admission! Other than the cost of the R7!
 

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Did your R7 alert to the lidar too or was it just your TMGs? Uniden detectors are pretty horrible on laser detection.
 

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Today was the day I though about my long vacation trip, and read the horror stories of I-87 Northway in the Adirondacks of upstate NY here on the forum. I got to thinkin'...Would an R7 work okay with BSM (or lack of) on those long lonely stretches of the Northway? Or any other open interstate with little traffic?? Maybe switch to the R7 for those lonesome runs??? After looking over all the latest reports, I decided to GO FOR IT. Went to Best Buy, and the one I spotted a month ago was still there. Done!

I set it up in no time, and did the firmware update in the parking lot. Reviewed all the settings, used some of @Vortex recommended settings, set my custom arrow colors and band sounds (love that custom stuff) and went for a long drive out to Scranton, PA and back. Pretty quiet. Not nearly as much BSM as I expected. And earlier in the afternoon no LEO encounters. :( Absolutely no Ka action until I hit the speed signs on I-84 in the PA construction zones. Ah...good! At least I know Ka works. Did a U-Turn and head back before dark. Thought about those Ka speed signs taking priority over K band, and knowing PASP uses K band I decided to lock those speed signs out (yes, I allowed Ka band lockouts just for these type of speed signs). But pretty uneventful on the way out.

Once it got dark, the action started. One pulled over on the opposite side in PA, but as soon as I got into NY the detector paid for itself. Doing 20 over most of the way, I had two hidden in the dark encounters that alerted me well in advance, and the arrows told me exactly where they were...even though I couldn't see them in the dark. Nice!

Feeling good about all that, I took Route 9 North to test "well known" door openers and set some lockouts. I like the way the lockouts show in gray when you pass them. And I really like Display 2 Mode, and Dark Mode is very cool. Even the gray locked-out radar encounters wake the screen up to show what you have locked out. My impression of K and X band range was not much different than my MAX II or MAX 360. Ka range? Too early to tell yet. I need many more day encounters to see how far range is to the kill zone, but do believe it will be as good as all range test reports. That's why I got it, right?

So I'm on the final approach to my home area on Rt 9 about to hit the 40 to 55 area in the City of Poughkeepsie (just over the line) where everyone floors it. It's like they can't wait to just get out of the drudgery of that SLOW area to hit the gas. I did my part by quickly engaging the electric torque of my Hybrid when all of the sudden I get hit with, "Front laser...LTI Tru Cam" . I hit the breaks as soon as the alert goes off and JTK when somewhere around 55. Then Waze alerts "Police Ahead"...sure enough...he was. Off sideways in the grass and has a black car with white markings and his parking lights on. Bastid! That som b!tch must have been monitoring the device about a tenth of a mile ahead of him.

So I didn't recognize the gun and turned around to have another go at it. Same spot and I definitely hear it right. LTI TruCam. That time I was only 3 over.

I guess you never know when and where you will get tagged with LIDAR. All the high speed interstate driving I do, I never got tagged with LIDAR. Here locally I did. Go figure! The R7 was/is great, but my TMG save was the bonus of the day. ;)

Phil
Nice!. Did you happen to see if there was a third lense on the side of the front of the gun?...you got hit with either a Truspeed Lr or TruCam ...it would be interesting to see if they are using TruCams up there?!. I frequent that area pretty often..nice either way!
 
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Nice!. Did you happen to see if there was a third lense on the side of the front of the gun?...you got hit with either a Truspeed Lr or TruCam ...it would be interesting to see if they are using TruCams up there?!. I frequent that area pretty often..nice either way!
Hi TP6.2.

It was dark, so even though I was looking for the TruCam, I didn't get an eye on it. This section of highway is quite busy, and there is a bit of infrastructure on the side of the road when you come down the hill to the 55 MPH sign, then lots of short brush. So I looked in daylight to see where everything might have been the night before. I saw where the police car was, but that was kind of far from where I was hit. I don't think he had a clear line of sight from his car. No knowing what this gun looks like, I don't know if there was another shooter, or it was a fixed setup. But it did hit me at the same exact spot both times, and that car was tucked in on the side of a hill that would not be easy to get out in high traffic to do chase. Clearly they were trying to bag people going 55 in the end of the 40 zone before the 55 speed sign. Dirty trick!

So I believe it was a Town of Poughkeepsie car. This changes my behavior in my work car, which doesn't have TMG's...yet. It's time to rethink that. ;)

Phil

Did your R7 alert to the lidar too or was it just your TMGs? Uniden detectors are pretty horrible on laser detection.
No, because I turn off RD laser detection when I run jammers. Too many false laser detections. My TMG's filter all the garbage out.

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Those basteds did it again! This time on Rt 9 on the south side of the Town of Poughkeepsie. And I got video from my iPhone on the second pass.

PoeTown Laser Shooters YouTube Link

First time was a real save. Down to PSL before auto JTK kicked off TX. At the turnaround I was getting blasted by 35.498 Ka band radar, Didn't see him, but didn't care either. I had more footage of the R7 at the light, but the light was taking forever to change. Restarted the video and the light just changed. But Ka on the R7 is not the subject here. The LTI TruCAM is. Second pass was RX Only Mode, as there was no need to "poke the bear" again. This second time was only for documentation. Just coming around the bend where the 45 MPH sign is, he hits me. I can't see the shooter at the kill zone this time either, Sure enough...Up the road on the right (1:21,22,23) I see the basted on the right side, parked sideways in a black car with reflective white and blue markings...just before the Ford dealership parking lot (second "Hells Bells"). I think they set this up down the road and use a cell phone to spot and trigger targets. My second TMG save from this ambush practice!

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Nice long shot :)
Could it be that long? Or was the shooter hiding in the dark?

I zoomed the video and scrubbed it several times looking for something off the road. Too dark. I didn't see anything but the black car with reflective white and blue markings.

But now I'm getting my money's worth with my TMG's. And it's a good feeling! :D

Phil
 

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Could it be that long? Or was the shooter hiding in the dark?

I zoomed the video and scrubbed it several times looking for something off the road. Too dark. I didn't see anything but the black car with reflective white and blue markings.

But now I'm getting my money's worth with my TMG's. And it's a good feeling! :D

Phil
Please invest in a dashcam.
 

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@PHILBERT Killer news about the saves with your TMG's! This makes me feel even better about the investment that I'm getting ready to make in a quad or quint TMG setup! How many heads are you running?
 
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Is it V3?
I took my V2 off the mount of my little used SUV and temporarily mounted it in my new whip. I plan on putting two V3's with CPL filters in when I see everything I want is in stock and ready to ship. I will also do parking mode, so I need the dual power harnesses.
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@PHILBERT Killer news about the saves with your TMG's! This makes me feel even better about the investment that I'm getting ready to make in a quad or quint TMG setup! How many heads are you running?
We went from no LIDAR to getting hit two times in one day (Oakland NJ and NY Thruway New Paltz)...not to mention my locals. This $#!+ is gettin' real around here!

I run Quads, but will add a VPR head to the front of my SUV when they are available. Spacing is crucial when you mount the heads. You don't want them all being too close. But yea, go for it!
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Does tmg store gun info
No, but I have seen someone here post a picture of a cell phone app connected to the TMG via bluetooth that saved the hits with gun info on the screen. Looked really cool! Not sure what that app was.

Phil
 
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I took my V2 off the mount of my little used SUV and temporarily mounted it in my new whip. I plan on putting two V3's with CPL filters in when I see everything I want is in stock and ready to ship. I will also do parking mode, so I need the dual power harnesses.
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We went from no LIDAR to getting hit two times in one day (Oakland NJ and NY Thruway New Paltz)...not to mention my locals. This $#!+ is gettin' real around here!

I run Quads, but will add a VPR head to the front of my SUV when they are available. Spacing is crucial when you mount the heads. You don't want them all being too close. But yea, go for it!
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No, but I have seen someone here post a picture of a cell phone app connected to the TMG via bluetooth that saved the hits with gun info on the screen. Looked really cool! Not sure what that app was.

Phil
Thanks for the reply!
I have V3 with the CPL and GPS, and back in June was very tough to find it as a package...
 

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Hi TP6.2.

It was dark, so even though I was looking for the TruCam, I didn't get an eye on it. This section of highway is quite busy, and there is a bit of infrastructure on the side of the road when you come down the hill to the 55 MPH sign, then lots of short brush. So I looked in daylight to see where everything might have been the night before. I saw where the police car was, but that was kind of far from where I was hit. I don't think he had a clear line of sight from his car. No knowing what this gun looks like, I don't know if there was another shooter, or it was a fixed setup. But it did hit me at the same exact spot both times, and that car was tucked in on the side of a hill that would not be easy to get out in high traffic to do chase. Clearly they were trying to bag people going 55 in the end of the 40 zone before the 55 speed sign. Dirty trick!

So I believe it was a Town of Poughkeepsie car. This changes my behavior in my work car, which doesn't have TMG's...yet. It's time to rethink that. ;)

Phil



No, because I turn off RD laser detection when I run jammers. Too many false laser detections. My TMG's filter all the garbage out.

P
No need to turn off laser detection in the R7 for fear of falses because the R7 doesn’t detect Laser. Lol
 

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Ahh...I thought that might have been it. That, or Highway Radar. I guess I could use my work Android phone along side my iPhone. I use Waze on the iPhone with Apple CarPlay.

In my work SUV? I use the iPhone for Escort Live on my M360, and the Android phone for Waze along with everything else for work.

Thanks, Blue.
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Thanks for the reply!
I have V3 with the CPL and GPS, and back in June was very tough to find it as a package...
Nice! It looks like an improvement. I was going to go with a 119 PRO for a narrower field of view (better for plate identification), but they're gone now. And about GPS...I have it in my SUV, but don't like the "evidence" it collects. Better not to have that...just in case. I guess we have the option to turn GPS off, but not once it's recorded.

And why is it so hard to get the package you want? Strange how they always omit one thing or another.
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No need to turn off laser detection in the R7 for fear of falses because the R7 doesn’t detect Laser. Lol
Well mine does. I tested it with a rangefinder. But it's behind "frits" now (crude form of tinting), so I don't expect it to work anyway. Don't need the extra noise when I'm trying to hear the gun I was shot with.

Phil
 
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Ahh...I thought that might have been it. That, or Highway Radar. I guess I could use my work Android phone along side my iPhone. I use Waze on the iPhone with Apple CarPlay.

In my work SUV? I use the iPhone for Escort Live on my M360, and the Android phone for Waze along with everything else for work.

Thanks, Blue.
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Nice! It looks like an improvement. I was going to go with a 119 PRO for a narrower field of view (better for plate identification), but they're gone now. And about GPS...I have it in my SUV, but don't like the "evidence" it collects. Better not to have that...just in case. I guess we have the option to turn GPS off, but not once it's recorded.

And why is it so hard to get the package you want? Strange how they always omit one thing or another.
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Well mine does. I tested it with a rangefinder. But it's behind "frits" now (crude form of tinting), so I don't expect it to work anyway. Don't need the extra noise when I'm trying to hear the gun I was shot with.

Phil
Mine does too with a 100% direct hit and when I say 100% direct I meant the dot from the lidar gun on the detector. Of course any even with that it won’t detect a 100% direct hit from any ECCM gun.
 

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