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Can a radar still display your locked speed if the unit is turned off. An officer gave me a ticket..  I was driving and saw the patrol car, my radar detector came on when he turned his on then he turned his off and my detector stopped alerting.. Can a radar still display the locked speed when the unit is off??

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Yes. On many radar gun models the officer can lock your speed and turn the radar gun off, yet the radar gun will still display the locked speed. Officers are not required to show you the locked speed.

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9500ci K band sensitivity


be aware the patrol cars change the bands to overcome the detection units on sale so that they can identify speeding drivers. Have you unit tested but if it proves ok then the changed band will be the problem. Over here they are using a combination of bands and infer red to detect speeders.

May 13, 2013 | Escort 9500CI

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Tips to Picking the Best Radar Detector


Remember the last speed ticket you received? Remember thinking that you must have a radar detector? Well, life is a little easier, follow these tips when you decide you do not want another speeding ticket to remember. The Internet is the best source of information for most people. There are a number of sites that offer expert testimony about the options and models that best suits your needs and budget.

An interesting fact to consider when deciding to buy a radar detector, there are over 100,000 radar detectors used by the police every day in this country. This number increases to about 20,000 more each year.

The price is also taken into account more people. But the old adage, you get what you pay for, is incredibly accurate radar detectors. When you think of the money is used, when you get your ticket (ticket price for the time off work to pay for it, increases in insurance premiums, etc.), it's worth, that most people spend the more money to buy high quality radar detector.

Do you remember the last speed ticket you received? Do you remember thinking that you should have a radar detector? Well, lives just got a little easier to follow these tips when you decide you do not want another speeding ticket to remember

on Jan 01, 2011 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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Doesn't detect all cops.


i drove right past highway patrol with radar gun pinter at me and it didn't make a sound...its garbage..dont buy

Jul 09, 2010 | XRS 9330 Radar Detector

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I HAVE A CORA XRS 9685 RADAR AND IT DOESENT WARN ME WHEN I AM NEAR COPS?


find a mobile speed trailer somewhere in a neighborhood just because it doesnt alert when you are next to a patrol car doesnt mean it isnt working 9 out of 10 the radar gun isnt on in the car or the gun is set to alert at a higher speed than what you are doing
i always check mine at the mobile speed trailers that the cops set up in neighborhoods

Apr 21, 2010 | XRS-9685 Radar Detector

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Got a ticket, passport never made a sound


You may have received a laser hit or a qucik shot on the radar. We don't normally keep the radar on constant - a click of the button sometimes real fast will grab your speed, lock on the display and then the signal will cease to omit.
You may also want to check to see if you are set on city of highway.

Dec 11, 2009 | Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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I was travelling at a high speed and a cop was hiding behind a pillar with a laser gun.My escort suddonly started squeeling loudly (not slowly working its way to a stronger signal/noise level) i...


It's called "Instant on" doppler radar. It's purpose is to defeat radar detectors and as you saw, it can. The system is powered down while the cop is sitting there watching traffic. When he sees someone he thinks is speeding he just taps a button and the unit emits a brief burst of radar and shuts off again. And just that quick he's got your speed. There are some radar detectors that say they can detect these too, but I wouldn't know how truthful that is.

Oct 14, 2009 | Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector

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Radar detector codes


When any detector "detects" radar, it will produce some form of Audiable sound. If someone is speeding, they need to slow down IMMEDIATELY if they want to avoid a ticket. It doesnt really matter if the radar gun is x, k, ka, ku, etc. You will probably get a ticket if you dont slow down.

Most dectectors will have indicators lights or displays that indicate the x, k, ka, etc., radar signals are actually being detected. This can provide SOME useful information. THe letters simply designate BANDS of frequencies that are used to send the radar beams. It is similar to changing the channel on a radio - k and ka bands use HIGHER frequencies for their radar signals.

X band is the oldest radar band and it is used for police radars AND door openers at supermarkets and other locations. If you drive by a supermarket, your radar detector is likely to go off and it is almost certainly going to be X band. CHeck it out next time you drive by a supermarket with an automatic door opener.

Since the police and the radar companies like to play cat and mouse, newer radar bands have been invented that OBSOLETE the older radar detectors. When the K bands showed up in the police radar guns, the radar detector folks had to have a new product offering that would detect X band and K band. And the race continues to go on even today and now, there are LASER police speed detectors and the new "RADAR" detectors now need LASER detectors as well. If you want to know the exact frequencies of these "bands" (K, Ka, etc), let me know and I will send them to you. But they are operating in the tens of GigaHertz regions.

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Aug 28, 2009 | XRS 9330 Radar Detector

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I HAD 8500 SERIES FOR 4 YEARS , WITH NO PROBLEMS. WAS RECENTLY PULLED OVER AND TOLD BY COP HE DETECTED MY DETECTOR.HE WAS COOL , HE TOLD ME I SHOULD UPGRADE TO 9500 SERIES. CAN THE 8500 SERIES BE DETECTED...


Radar detectors use what's called a superheterodyne receiver to tune in the high frequency radar signals. A side effect of this design is that they emit a small radio signal at a predictable frequency, and thus devices like the Spectre can detect them. States like Virginia (where radar detectors are illegal, f*** that state btw) equip their patrol cars with Spectres to find those of us who use them. Many commercial enforcement vehicles also have them, since it is illegal at the federal level for any vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license to have a radar detector.

The only detectors on the market now which are known to not be detectable by the latest Spectre IV units are the Bel STi Driver and the Escort Passport 9500ci. Note that this is not the standalone 9500i/9500xi unit, but the full custom installed unit with laser jamming.

If you're not one of those unfortunate enough to live in Virginia, I wouldn't bother. If you do live in VA, get the STI Driver.

Jun 29, 2009 | Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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Pramming for cobra xrs 9330 radar detector


Here is a link to Cobra's RD product manuals page:

Cobra - Product Manuals

To the original poster, the officer could have used laser, vascar, or pacing to issue a speeding ticket. The officer also could have used a very quick burst of instant-on radar which Cobra brand radar detectors are notorious for not detecting. The officer also could have used a 35.5 Ka band radar gun. Cobra and other import brands of radar detectors usually have great difficulty detecting 35.5 Ka band radar.

Apr 12, 2009 | XRS-9300CS Radar Detector

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I dont understand


That may be because he does not have his radar unit activated. Radar units work by sending out a microwave signal. It bounces off your car and back to the unit. It then calculates the whole distance over time thing and figures out your speed...it's more complicated than that, but I don't feel like giving a class...and I'm not a real genius anyway when it comes to physics and whatever other -ics are involved with the science of radar. Point is...radar units have a hold function..kinda like turning that microwave beam on and off...when the officer has the radar on "hold" there is no beam coming out..which means, there is nothing for your radar detector to detect. When he takes it off hold to clock your speed, the magic beam shoots out, bounces off your car, and returns to the unit..then tells the officer your speed...by the time your radar detector actually lets you know you're being clocked, Mr. Officer is already turning around to come pull you over. Hence the reason radar detectors are a waste of money...but then again, there are plenty of cops that ride around with the the sending out a signal all day and never actually put it on hold...if a cop is using the radar properly, the radar detector in your car will not help you...but, not everyone does what they are supposed to do, so therefore, it may save you from one or two tickets.
Now, the reason it doesn't alert you when the police are right in front of you is because either the police in front of you; A)do not have a radar, B)do not have their radar on, C)they have it on "hold" and are not transmitting a signal, or D)your radar detector is broken and you need to get it fixed or replaced.

Jan 11, 2009 | XRS 9540 Radar Detector

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