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Old 01-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Radar Bands

Hi All -

I will be doing some interstate travel and was just wondering if i can get info on the most common police-used radar bands. I am from Ontario (where radar dectection is illegal) but do most of my driving in New York State (where it is legal).

I can say with 100% certainty that the NY State Police use "Ka" band, and when I see my detector show that band, 90% of the time within 5 seconds I see a cop shooting radar.

Any other common bands among north eastern states for cops? In Ontario? (Anyone take the chance with radar detection / experiences w the O.P.P.?)

Thanks in advance

P.S. ordered some clear tail lghts + sidemarkers from Suncoast Porsche today. Should be a nice little first upgrade of the year.

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Laser Radar in New York State

This past summer I witnesses LASER radar in use in central NY state on RT 90. My detector specifically picked it up and identified it as laser - plus I saw the guy.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Most of the hits I get on my RD are Ka band. I have X band turned off.

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