Planning a trip through Virginia

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If I read the correct settings for the Escort iX... you have :
  • Ka Band Narrow 4: 35.400 – 35.600 GHz.
  • Ka Band Narrow 3: 34.600 – 34.800 GHz.
  • Ka Band Narrow 2: 34.200 – 34.400 GHz.
  • Ka Band Narrow 1: 33.660 – 33.900 GHz.
I would run 1,3,4.... No sure if anyone has seen in their travels segment 2 for where you are going. Safe bet, run all 4.

Depending on when you get back into Va, Southern region, maybe hookup and test them LJs you have.

According to the Escort iX Ci Platform operations manual:

KaN1 33.400 GHz 33.700 GHz
KaN2 33.700 GHz 33.900 GHz
KaN3 33.900 GHz 34.200 GHz
KaN4 34.200 GHz 34.600 GHz
KaN5 34.600 GHz 34.800 GHz
KaN6 34.800 GHz 35.160 GHz
KaN7 35.160 GHz 35.400 GHz
KaN8 35.400 GHz 35.600 GHz
KaN9 35.600 GHz 35.840 GHz
KaN10 35.840 GHz 36.000 GHz

KN1 24.050 GHz 24.110 GHz
KN2 24.110 GHz 24.175 GHz
KN3 24.175 GHz 24.250 GHz
KN4 23.950 GHz 24.050 GHz

Any thoughts on why would there be a discrepancy? Iv'e seen different ranges posted in various places.
 

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I must have read your mind buddy! I still don't have the nerve to totally kill K band yet however! I'm still getting hit with just enough of it to keep me from killing it!

ESP yessir! You guys be safe in your travels these holidays! I'm headed up to Ohio from Tennessee tommorow.
 

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ESP yessir! You guys be safe in your travels these holidays! I'm headed up to Ohio from Tennessee tommorow.
We will! You be safe as well and lookout for all of the @ssholes out there!
 

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According to the Escort iX Ci Platform operations manual:
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Any thoughts on why would there be a discrepancy? Iv'e seen different ranges posted in various places.
Looks like the iX and the iX Ci use different segs, as that is what I pulled from.

If you have what you pulled on your unit as you posted,

I would leave K as Normal full on

For Ka ...
Normal said for Most Areas
KaN2 33.700 GHz 33.900 GHz < - Rare, but in Va
KaN5 34.600 GHz 34.800 GHz <- Common in Va (VSP seen them use and Locals)
KaN8 35.400 GHz 35.600 GHz <- Common in Va (VSP and Locals)

Advanced
KaN2 33.700 GHz 33.900 GHz
KaN4 34.200 GHz 34.600 GHz < - Gray area
KaN5 34.600 GHz 34.800 GHz
KaN6 34.800 GHz 35.160 GHz < - Heard other will run for out of tune
KaN8 35.400 GHz 35.600 GHz
 
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Looks like the iX and the iX Ci use different segs, as that is what I pulled from.

If you have what you pulled on your unit as you posted,

I would leave K as Normal full on

For Ka ...
Normal said for Most Areas
KaN2 33.700 GHz 33.900 GHz < - Rare, but in Va
KaN5 34.600 GHz 34.800 GHz <- Common in Va (VSP seen them use and Locals)
KaN8 35.400 GHz 35.600 GHz <- Common in Va (VSP and Locals)

Advanced
KaN2 33.700 GHz 33.900 GHz
KaN4 34.200 GHz 34.600 GHz < - Gray area
KaN5 34.600 GHz 34.800 GHz
KaN6 34.800 GHz 35.160 GHz < - Heard other will run for out of tune
KaN8 35.400 GHz 35.600 GHz

Here is a screen shot from the iX Ci manual. Would turning off Kn1, Kn3, Kn7, Kn9, Kn10 be advisable for NY, NJ, PA (as well as DE, MD, VA, NC, SC), all other Ka on?
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Here is a screen shot from the iX Ci manual. Would turning off Kn1, Kn3, Kn7, Kn9, Kn10 be advisable for NY, NJ, PA (as well as DE, MD, VA, NC, SC), all other Ka on?

This should have read: "Here is a screen shot from the iX Ci manual. Would turning off KaN1, KaN3, KaN7, KaN9, KaN10 be advisable for NY, NJ, PA (as well as DE, MD, VA, NC, SC), all other Ka on?"
 

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The times in recent history that I traveled on I95 thru Virginia, traffic was so dense that you could not even drive at the speed limit let alone have to worry about counter-measures, etc.

My son used to attend summer camp at VIR (near Danville) and I have driven all over that part of the state and down into NC. We'd travel for ages without seeing any sort of LEO/enforcement. We'd see a little action on Rt 29 and certainly some action on I81. You just need to pay extra attention when moving thru these small towns, like anywhere else in the USA.
 

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Best time to travel I-95 to minimize traffic is anytime Saturday morning thru Sunday noon, or around noon on the weekdays if the weekends don't work.
Traveling I-70/81 is much less traffic sensitive.
 

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@Kennyc56 Don't take my word for it, but last time I checked, PA State Police only use K-band. An anomaly for sure, but except for National Parks (that do use Ka), there's no reason to add Ka segments, in fact you can disable Ka in PA, believe it or not.
 

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@Kennyc56 Don't take my word for it, but last time I checked, PA State Police only use K-band. An anomaly for sure, but except for National Parks (that do use Ka), there's no reason to add Ka segments, in fact you can disable Ka in PA, believe it or not.
I was adding the other 2 segments for Va. and just in case for NC. I've heard about Pa. just using K band, but I won't leave my driveway without being covered on Ka band!
 

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I was adding the other 2 segments for Va. and just in case for NC. I've heard about Pa. just using K band, but I won't leave my driveway without being covered on Ka band!
Understood and agreed. When my "PA Profile" gets auto pushed to disable Ka as I enter PA I momentarily pucker. :D
 

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Stay off of I-81. all it takes is one accident to mess up that highway. Every time I made that drive from Mississippi back to Maryland during the holidays it was always traffic on i-81.

Now for i-95, VSP is running ka band and PL3, from my recent encounters.
 

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We arrived in South Carolina safely. Our trip took us from New Jersey through Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, primarily on 95 south. I left detection on the entire trip although shortened the Auto JTK to the minimum setting starting in VA and continuing south.

Here is a log of the frequencies we saw. It is incomplete. At some point my son (who was writing entries down) took a nap and then got bored doing it. We had Ka Band narrow segments 7, 9 & 10 turned off. Pretty much all else was on.

I am assuming the vast majority of K band activity was other vehicles and road speed displays on the shoulder. We observed very few LEOs, and those we did see already had their lights on and were writing someone a ticket.

We were running Waze and Escort Live.


05:10 hrs, 195 Jackson NJ, Ka 34.738, KaN5 seg

06:44 hrs, Delware Memorial Bridge, X 10.555,

06:50 hrs, I95 N of Baltimore, K 24.124, KN2 seg

, I95 Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.173, KN2 seg

, S of Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.130, KN2 seg

, S of Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.202, KN3 seg

07:22 hrs, Maryland House Rest Stop, K 24.183, KN3 seg

08:05 hrs, I95 N of Baltimore, K 24.125, KN2 seg

08:07 hrs, I95 N of Fort McHenry, K 24.124, KN2 seg

08:44 hrs, I95 N of WDC, K 24.203, KN3 seg

08:55 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, X 10.566,

08:57 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, X 10.560,

08:58 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, K 24.068, KN1 seg

09:08 hrs, , K 24.200, KN3 seg

, , K 24.173, KN2 seg

, I95 near Boswell, K 24.070, KN1 seg

10:28 hrs, I95 68mi N of x7, K 24.201, KN3 seg

, , K 24.176, KN3 seg

, I95 48mi N of x51, K 24.078, KN1 seg

, I85 N of Shell Rd, Ka 35.490, KaN8 seg

, I85 near S Chatasn?, X 10.531,

14:21 hrs, I85 ?, X 10.534,

14:35 hrs, I85 Whitsett, K 24.124, KN2 seg

, I85 ?, X 10.508,

, I85 ?, X 10.490,

, I85 ?, K 24.129, KN2 seg

, I85 ?, K 24.106, KN1 seg

, 485 Huntersville, K 24.124, KN2 seg
 

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1. As everyone as said - keep it under 80! (https://jalopnik.com/never-speed-in-virginia-lessons-from-my-three-days-in-1613604053)
2. I prefer 81. DC traffic is awful and generally unpredictable.
3. Make sure you're running Waze
4. I know VSP is running RDDs, but I think they're primarily focused on trucks with radar detectors. Having your detector up high and a kill switch for power is very useful. Waze will find many police ahead of time for you in VA and simply killing the power to your RD will solve most of the problems.
 
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I got to tell you guys, my wife and I had to take a trip to north of Charlottesville from Raleigh NC a while back. I read up about the speed traps (Emporia) and others etc. We took her car and did not bring my radar detector.
A few months later after the trip, we discovered her plate was expired and had been all year! Apparently we never got the renewal notice!
Man we lucked out bigtime.
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We arrived in South Carolina safely. Our trip took us from New Jersey through Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, primarily on 95 south. I left detection on the entire trip although shortened the Auto JTK to the minimum setting starting in VA and continuing south.

Here is a log of the frequencies we saw. It is incomplete. At some point my son (who was writing entries down) took a nap and then got bored doing it. We had Ka Band narrow segments 7, 9 & 10 turned off. Pretty much all else was on.

I am assuming the vast majority of K band activity was other vehicles and road speed displays on the shoulder. We observed very few LEOs, and those we did see already had their lights on and were writing someone a ticket.

We were running Waze and Escort Live.


05:10 hrs, 195 Jackson NJ, Ka 34.738, KaN5 seg

06:44 hrs, Delware Memorial Bridge, X 10.555,

06:50 hrs, I95 N of Baltimore, K 24.124, KN2 seg

, I95 Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.173, KN2 seg

, S of Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.130, KN2 seg

, S of Chesapeake Rest Stop, K 24.202, KN3 seg

07:22 hrs, Maryland House Rest Stop, K 24.183, KN3 seg

08:05 hrs, I95 N of Baltimore, K 24.125, KN2 seg

08:07 hrs, I95 N of Fort McHenry, K 24.124, KN2 seg

08:44 hrs, I95 N of WDC, K 24.203, KN3 seg

08:55 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, X 10.566,

08:57 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, X 10.560,

08:58 hrs, 495 N of Bethesda, K 24.068, KN1 seg

09:08 hrs, , K 24.200, KN3 seg

, , K 24.173, KN2 seg

, I95 near Boswell, K 24.070, KN1 seg

10:28 hrs, I95 68mi N of x7, K 24.201, KN3 seg

, , K 24.176, KN3 seg

, I95 48mi N of x51, K 24.078, KN1 seg

, I85 N of Shell Rd, Ka 35.490, KaN8 seg

, I85 near S Chatasn?, X 10.531,

14:21 hrs, I85 ?, X 10.534,

14:35 hrs, I85 Whitsett, K 24.124, KN2 seg

, I85 ?, X 10.508,

, I85 ?, X 10.490,

, I85 ?, K 24.129, KN2 seg

, I85 ?, K 24.106, KN1 seg

, 485 Huntersville, K 24.124, KN2 seg
were those X hits police radar or falses?
 

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I got to tell you guys, my wife and I had to take a trip to north of Charlottesville from Raleigh NC a while back. I read up about the speed traps (Emporia) and others etc. We took her car and did not bring my radar detector.
A few months later after the trip, we discovered her plate was expired and had been all year! Apparently we never got the renewal notice!
Man we lucked out bigtime.
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were those X hits police radar or falses?
Sorry, don't know
 

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