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I was travelling through New Mexico at night and the "X band" kept going off every 10 to 30 seconds. This went constantly on for almost 200 miles of travel until I crossed over into Texas then it seemed to slow down and the further I got into Texas it finally stopped. It did not do this when I went to my destination in New Mexico, only on the trip back. It did this same thing another time a few months ago when I was travelling at night through South Texas for over 100 miles. This also occurs whenever I place or receive a cell phone call when I travel through New Mexico as part of my job...I have to shut off the Radar Detector just to talk on the phone so the churping noise isn't annoying or doesn't interfere with business over the phone. This is a VERY annoying problem. My questions are: Can this problem be fixed or Can the "X band" part of the detector be un-installed since 99.9% of all police radars seem to be "K band" or "KA band" ? Thanks.

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Actually, in New Mexico and Texas they are using mostly Laser now or XK band that your detector isn't picking up anyway. The way the new systems work they flash on and back off instantly and don't give detectors a chance to detect them. What you are detecting is skip from the increased Microwave signals at night. Not to worry though, they are expecting a new law to be passed that will make it illegal to even have the detector in your vehicle in Texas, the law is expected to go into effect in early Jan.

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    Turn the X band off.

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