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      05-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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California Cops

I have a radar detector and i got tired on the all the false alarms from K band. I never noticed a cop when i would get a K band hit. I have only noticed Ka by CHP and Laser. So i turned off K band from being detected. Do any cops use K band in California? I found one photo intersection that uses K band but that was only legit hit.
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      05-02-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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only ka and laser. i think.
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It is only KA and Laser in CA. K band DOES go off when their is photo enforcement coming up. And K also goes off when theirs a "your speed xxx" sign.
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not true, cops in CA does use K band. but i live in norcal, so i dont know about socal. Last time I've been hit by K band was the sheriff, not local police or chp.
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last time i was hit by Ka band was by a city cop. my x and K go nuts around photo enforcements and Supermarkets.. i got Valentine 1 btw
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ok thx guys so im gonna keep K band disabled and not goto nor cal.
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      05-03-2007, 02:36 AM   #7
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Vapor, a bit off topic, but I goto SC too, I'm driving down my coupe (SG 328i)during summer...what do you drive? I've seen a white e93 around here, a blue e92, a black e92, and I think an e92 AW 335i, which one are you?
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blue e92. im always speeding around SC
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get k band driving past doorways of supermarkets
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I believe cops in the bay does use K band
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last time i was hit by Ka band was by a city cop. my x and K go nuts around photo enforcements and Supermarkets.. i got Valentine 1 btw
How far are you away from the Supermarkets when this happens?
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i remember driving on the freeway and getting hit with a K band and a walmart was on the side about 300 feet from the freeway.
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Oh god, isn't that annoying? I've always thought about getting a V1 but never have. How good is it if it's giving off false positives?
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I got a ticket because my beltronics didnt pick up the laser..my always goes off for auto dorrs, but never for photos and I live right next to a photo light!
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ok thx guys so im gonna keep K band disabled and not goto nor cal.
"not go to norcal"
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blue e92. im always speeding around SC
"speeding around"
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Vapor, a bit off topic, but I goto SC too, I'm driving down my coupe (SG 328i)during summer...what do you drive? I've seen a white e93 around here, a blue e92, a black e92, and I think an e92 AW 335i, which one are you?
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Don't turn any bands off! You are going to regret it when you get a ticket!!
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Hey Im always speeding by sc in my black E92 if you see me Say whats up. I dont have any licence plates and have all windows limotint.
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i remember driving on the freeway and getting hit with a K band and a walmart was on the side about 300 feet from the freeway.
Yeah it's surprising how far away those buildings can be and still activate the radar. There is a strip of supermarkets I pass that always causes one continuous alarm to go off, pretty annoying.
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Also a USC alumni. Nice choice. Fight on!
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