BANDS AND DETECTION METHODS
The X-band ranges from 7 to 12.5 GHz with a standard downlink band of 7.25 to 7.75 GHz. It's the easiest to detect due to its lower frequency and higher power output. The X-band acquires the least important police radar band over the last few years.
K-band is the most common type of police radar, which ranges from 18 and 27 GHz. It can be detected from a range of ¼ - 2 miles.
KA-band ranges from 34.2-35.2 GHz, and is growing widely spreading to become the most used band.
KA SUPER WIDE-BAND
The Ka Super Wide-Band abides for any frequency in the Ka-band between 33.4 GHz to 36.0 GHz. Ka Super Wide-Bands are being utilized all across the country. Ka Super Wide-Bands are sometimes designated Ka Wide Bands
Used primarily for satellite communications in aerospace and broadcasting and is used mostly in Europe. Only recently has it been introduced to the US for speed detection and is not seen much in America.
A series of light pulses are transmitted and the difference in time between pulses and reflections is used to calculate speed. Used in about half of the country by state and local police.
PHOTO RADAR (PHOTO COP)
Combines a KA Band radar detector with an automated camera. The photo shows the front of the vehicle, license plate, driver’s face, date, location and time and the ticket is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
GPS RADAR DETECTORS
They can calculate where they are and how fast they are going at any time while they are communicating wit the GPS network.
“STALKER” RADAR DETECTORS
Hand held stationary detectors that can be set anywhere on the KA band between 33.4 and 36.0 GHz.
Shielding technologies that let you know when police are using radar detector detectors (RDD). Spectre RDD sweeps a larger spectrum than a VG-2 and also covers multiple bands.
A series of “beeps” that grow faster as you near the radar source.
turns down the sensitivity so that there are fewer false alerts from non X-band emissions encountered in urban areas (some radar detectors
will still beep when a signal is detected, however it will automatically enter Quiet mode after one or two beeps if the signal is weak). Highway mode
does not filter out any band, or automatically silence weak signals.
Tells you what your radar detector has picked up, keeping the driver from having to look away from the road to look at the detector.
Turning the audible alerts down or off while keeping the visual alerts.
Radar transmits a signal to alert you of changing or potentially hazardous road conditions.
Spells out what form of speed detection you are up against.
Mounted on windshield of auto with suction cups and provide the best range of protection.
Can transport between vehicles.
Permanently mounted to vehicle under the dash and behind the front grille.