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My passport is not detecting the ka band as it used to what could it be?

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What does K1 mean?


The letters X, K, and Ka designate radar frequency bands used by radar based speed monitors. The letters correspond to designations given by Federal Communication Comission (FCC) frequency bands reserved for speed monitor equipment.
  • X band - 10.525 GHz
  • K band - 24.150 GHz
  • Ka band - 33.4 ... 36 GHz
The number (range is 1 ... 5) is the radar signal strength, where 1 indicates weakest signal (you are still at some distance, or maybe false alarm) while at 5 you should be able to see the white in the eye of the cop holding the radar gun.

The letter V indicates the detection of a "Detector Detector". Devices like the Cobra are illegal in some countries and police has counter-measures available to detect some radar detectors. The maker of the Cobra states, their products go unnoticed but that won't help you if highway patrol sees the thing sticking on your windshield.

The letter S indicates hazard warnings (like train crossings).

Finally, L indicates detection of a LASER based velocity detector.

Jan 05, 2011 | 12-Band Radar/Laser Detector

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What is Ka signal in my laser rader?


In 1983 the U.S. FCC allocated the spectrum from 34.2 - 35.2 GHz (Ka band) for traffic radar use, that same year Ka band photo (Across the Road) radars started appearing in the United States. Nine years later in 1992 the FCC expanded the Ka band spectrum allocated for traffic radar use to 33.4 - 36 GHz.

Ka band radars typically have more narrow beams than X or K band radars. Target detection range depends on moisture in the atmosphere (rain or humidity), the more moisture the less range.

Oct 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need help


The display just shows you the different types of radar bands it is detecting. For example, the is an X band, a K band, a KA band and so forth. All it is, is a different frequency of radar being used.

Jun 19, 2010 | 12-Band Radar/Laser Detector

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Does my s cobra XRS 9330 detect all the bands (k, ka, etc) or do i have to program it detect ONLY 1 type of frequency band?


The detector covers X,K,KA,V, and S. You can get the manual on link below if you need it.

http://www.cobra.com/downloads/manuals/XRS9300_manual.pdf

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Mar 02, 2010 | XRS 9330 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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Reading the radar detector


These are just the frequency ranges, or "bands" that your detector is detecting the frequencies...

X, K, Ka (Kappa-Alpha) are different bands of frequencies.

Mar 12, 2009 | XRS 9440 Radar Detector

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Have a cobra radar detectors while I am in uSA but do not know what the different alerts mean. Can anyone tell me?


X, K, and Ka Superwide are the radar bands that are used by police radar guns. X band was the first band used for by radar guns, but is now the least used. All radar detectors that we carry detect all 3 of these bands.

Aug 03, 2008 | XRS 9330 Radar Detector

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Radar detector


the higher the number the stronger the signal.

Jun 06, 2008 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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Radar codes


VG-2 is a technology that police use to detect radar detectors. Detectors with this feature will detect when VG-2 is in use, and alert you to its presence.

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the x,k,ka codes you see flashing are......

X, K, and Ka Superwide are the radar bands that are used by police radar guns. X band was the first band used for by radar guns, but is now the least used. All radar detectors that we carry detect all 3 of these bands.

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Apr 20, 2008 | XRS 9330 Radar Detector

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Signals


When "X" lights up, this means that your RD is either detecting X band police radar or that it is detecting an X band microwave automatic door opener.

When "K" lights up, this means the same as above except that the radar signal is a K band radar signal.

When "Ka" lights up, then this means that your RD is detecting police Ka band radar since no automatic door openers operate on Ka band.

When "VG-2" lights up, this is supposed to mean that your RD is detecting a VG-2 radar detector detector (RDD). Police use RDDs such as the VG2 and the Spectre to indicate that a motorist is using a radar detector.

Sep 10, 2007 | ESD 7000 Radar Detector

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