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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    In that case, if you are serious about this - buy two units that could potentially work, use them side by side (but not too close together) and then keep the better one,
    I am definitely not that serious about it! Was hoping to be $200-$300 serious about it but that is starting to feel a little low based on the options.

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    I had the 9500ix and got tagged going way too fast on the highway one time. It didnt pick up the rcmp officer at all. I was quite surprised by that. The cop laughed at my radar detector and made fun of me. Rightfully so I suppose.

    I'm still not sure what sort of radar that rcmp used to tag me driving the opposite direction on a one lane highway. The escort at that time was one of the high end radar detectors.

    I'm using the redline international right now so it can pick up mrcd which is used a lot in Alberta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    I had the 9500ix and got tagged going way too fast on the highway one time. It didnt pick up the rcmp officer at all. I was quite surprised by that. The cop laughed at my radar detector and made fun of me. Rightfully so I suppose.

    I'm still not sure what sort of radar that rcmp used to tag me driving the opposite direction on a one lane highway. The escort at that time was one of the high end radar detectors.

    I'm using the redline international right now so it can pick up mrcd which is used a lot in Alberta.
    MRCD is NOT used a lot in alberta. In fact, there is one city in western canada that has been reported to use MRCD and its not Calgary.

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    Thanks for the recommendations, picked up the Uniden R3. Need to figure out how the thing works now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    Followed the advanced settings and am making some good progress! Definitely getting a few km warning of RCMP on the highway. The two items that I am still having difficulty with are not picking up any photo radar and Honda's triggering the K band.

    Anyone else having issues with detecting the new photo radar vehicles in Calgary?

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    Where are you guys driving that the cops still use traditional radar? Every highway speed trap I have seen in the last 5+ years is all LiDar. I have numerous friends on the RCMP as well and they only use LiDar. You see the odd dash-mounted radar unit in cruisers but those aren't usually what they're using. Photo radar isn't used on highways and you can spot it a mile away in the city because they don't hide or are in the same spots every day even if they do hide.

    You can't detect laser until it's too late, and if you jam laser you can end up fighting a (BS) criminal charge. None of it seems worth it anymore. I used to be all over this stuff but just keeping an eye out for the super obvious speed traps has kept me ticket free for over a decade.
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    Are people actually getting criminal charges for laser jammers in Canada? Has that truly happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Are people actually getting criminal charges for laser jammers in Canada? Has that truly happened?
    No, i can't find a single case in the research i did. That is unless they are being used in a province where the corresponding radar detector is illegal.

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    ^ but you can have a lidar (light) jammer going all the time without a corresponding radar detector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Are people actually getting criminal charges for laser jammers in Canada? Has that truly happened?
    Traffic_Cop claims he charged everyone with obstruction that he caught with one, knowing it wouldn't hold up but creating enormous cost/hassle to fight a criminal charge. People on jammer forums also claimed to have it happen to them. Not worth the risk at all IMHO.

    Lots of jammers are sold as "parking distance sensors" but law enforcement knows exactly what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    ^ but you can have a lidar (light) jammer going all the time without a corresponding radar detector.
    Absolutely. But some or even most Laser jammers use the radar detector as the "brain".

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    I read that, but the burden of proof would be on the officer to prove you obstructed. It shouldnt be an enormous hassle at all. The cop would have to prove that you were otherwise breaking the law and that you obstructed the collection of evidence to demonstrate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    Absolutely. But some or even most Laser jammers use the radar detector as the "brain".

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    I read that, but the burden of proof would be on the officer to prove you obstructed. It shouldnt be an enormous hassle at all. The cop would have to prove that you were otherwise breaking the law and that you obstructed the collection of evidence to demonstrate that.
    Still, you end up going to traffic court for it = hassle. Also the member can just as well provide a visual estimation if your Ferrari is WOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Still, you end up going to traffic court for it = hassle. Also the member can just as well provide a visual estimation if your Ferrari is WOT.
    In court, visual estimation, will need two known reference points and the ability to time. An officer set up in a speed trap situation pointing a gun at you would have a hard time demonstrating an reliable estimate.

    At any rate, this isn't traffic court. I have not heard of a single instance where the use of a lidar jammer has lead to an obstruction charge. Thats the point here.

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    That's what I thought. I was caught off guard by that comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    In court, visual estimation, will need two known reference points and the ability to time. An officer set up in a speed trap situation pointing a gun at you would have a hard time demonstrating an reliable estimate.
    Thats not what I am talking about -> if you are pulling 100kph in a 50 zone, the member can visually estimate your speed and cite you accordingly. I've seen many members do this.

    What usually happens though is that it gets reduced in traffic court to 10 over or something - especially if there is no traffic to reference to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramminghard View Post
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    Followed the advanced settings and am making some good progress! Definitely getting a few km warning of RCMP on the highway. The two items that I am still having difficulty with are not picking up any photo radar and Honda's triggering the K band.

    Anyone else having issues with detecting the new photo radar vehicles in Calgary?
    If the photo radar uses lidar your radar detector will never alert you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramminghard View Post
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    Followed the advanced settings and am making some good progress! Definitely getting a few km warning of RCMP on the highway. The two items that I am still having difficulty with are not picking up any photo radar and Honda's triggering the K band.

    Anyone else having issues with detecting the new photo radar vehicles in Calgary?
    Sorry i skipped your post...

    You will have issues with detecting photo radar in calgary. It uses a low intensity poliarzed K band system called Redflex. I have a redline EX and i have a very hard time detecting it if at all. You best bet with Photo radar in calgary is Waze. I use it daily and it almost always reports locations. I am sure to also report where i can.

    For the Honda BSM falses, that is usually up to the detector. Software updates may improve the BSM falses so be sure to update your unit. While in the city, i run on a lower K mode that does a good job at filtering them until i am exactly beside them which helps identify them as falses. Other K signals like Sherifs still come one with a nice ramp but with a reduced range. Enough for me to slow down.

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