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Does anyone use K band radar anymore in California or Nevada? The entire time I have lived in California (LA+SF) I have only seend Ka band being used, I've already turned off X, can I safely turn K off also?
 

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What's the best band to use in the SF area? just moved here and noticed that I get a lot of "noise" when on the highway? any advice?
 

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K band is still used by some municipal police (West Sacramento, for example) as well as radar-based speed signs on the road (Your current speed is: XX)

I turned off my X-band, but keep my K and Ka bands on.
 

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How do you turn off X band?
 

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Here's the programming guide.

You can turn on/off any band you like, as well as a host of other features.

I find that mine all work best with X off, K/Ka/L on, and a bit of custom tweaking on K to reduce false alerts.
 

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You just press the button in and it will go from lowercase L (xband off) to L (L ,K and Ka band on)

K band is STILL used in some parts, and it has surprised me to see that it was indeed a cop. this was in LA, and in central california, sacramento, modesto area
 

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You just press the button in and it will go from lowercase L (xband off) to L (L ,K and Ka band on)
That's not how the logic modes work. L (advanced-logic) does not turn off X band. It ignores X hits unless the signal is strong enough for the detector to consider it a real alert, in which case it does so. l mode (logic) does the same, only instead of filtering low-power X hits, it alerts them at the mute volume. Both modes will go to full alert for X if the signal is strong enough.

The only way you can turn bands on or off is via the programming menu. If you've turned off X band, there's no real reason to use either of the logic modes. Same goes for disabling K.
 

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Trapster combined with V1 seems to work pretty well, although I've noticed that the battery life on the iPhone is very short when using Trapster.
 

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thanks for info guys...guess I will keep K on, and holy crap K band in LA? scary, so many door openers and security systems using that band
 

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That's not how the logic modes work. L (advanced-logic) does not turn off X band. It ignores X hits unless the signal is strong enough for the detector to consider it a real alert, in which case it does so. l mode (logic) does the same, only instead of filtering low-power X hits, it alerts them at the mute volume. Both modes will go to full alert for X if the signal is strong enough.

The only way you can turn bands on or off is via the programming menu. If you've turned off X band, there's no real reason to use either of the logic modes. Same goes for disabling K.
Correct. I was just keeping it simple and easy.


Kaz: There was a patrol car with K band in Reseda (in LA) that was using it. I thought it was a door opener at first but then i noticed it wouldnt go away.. 15 seconds later a patrol guy passed me, and pulled a guy over.
 
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