I am about to buy a V1 Gen2. My question is can I see what frequency the police are using? Could I reference this by different manufacturers to see what type of equipment the cops are using in that area?
When running one of the apps you will be able to see frequency info. With K band, legit alert frequencies can vary wildly and many members have seen real alerts in the same range that you usually see falses, myself included. For example, most Honda and Acura vehicles read between 24.198-24.204. I have seen a sheriff's deputy who read at 24.202.
With Ka Band, you'll pretty much just be able to tell what brand of radar gun the officer has unless you're close enough to visually see the radar unit. MPH Industries with 33.8, Stalker (Applied Concepts) with 34.7, and then Kustom Signals and Decatur Electronics both use 35.5. If the agencies near you all use different brands, then you can learn who has what and know what color cop car to expect based on frequency. But more often than not, most agencies in an area use the same brand. In practice, if you get a Ka alert you'll want to check speed regardless of what frequency it is.
I have my scanner hooked up with GPS so that it automatically starts scanning the frequencies of whatever LE agencies I’m close to. I also have special programming to monitor their uplink frequencies so if they key up their mic nearby I can get a notification that there is a cop within radio horizon from me.What do you use a Uniden scanner for?