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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:05 am 
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wat are ur opinions on radar detectors i just bought the bell rx 65 off ebay should be here soon
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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:03 am 
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Get caught in QLD and it'll be a $1200 fine :D and you'll lose it, costing you whatever you paid for it.
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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:26 pm 
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Also illegal in Vic and NSW. Not sure what the fine is but I hear its pretty steep.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:04 pm 
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I tested one with a mate a few years ago, not sure what brand....

Worked really good in residential/country areas. Even detected nearby cop cars. Too many false alarms in the city, for example, sensors for automatic doors... but then... who's speeding in built up metro areas anyways? lol

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:35 pm 
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most people I talk to who have them (I don't have one) say it has savd them dozens of times.. maybe an exaduration I don't know ... not sure of their legality here in WA.

I guess if you mount it properly out of the way and not tooo obvious your chances of getting picked up are pretty slim.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:43 pm 
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Except for the fact that most Hwy cars in NSW run RDD's. Just gotta be quick to turn them off and hide them without being noticed. Also never lead the way of a speeding train on the freeway. Sit behind someone else :)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:19 pm 
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Detectors are legal in WA people... just not allowed to have them obstructing your view.
I think with the model you have bought you can turn off x band, so you dont get too many falsings, so should be good. Just for reference, Ka band is for multinovas and K band if for hand helds and car mounted radar.

I wouldnt trust the detector until you have tried it out on a multinova first though! My sister's boyfriend's was faulty and didnt work at all (his replacement does though)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:34 pm 
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i (might :wink: )have a uniden RD 3XL however its at least 10yrs old (back in the day when you could buy em from d**k smith) i was wondering whether it can be made to work again, seeing it doesnt (guessing the freq or what ever has been changed)

any help?

(btw its to help me detect emegency vehicle so i can move out of the way earlier :roll: )

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:37 pm 
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yer there not illegal here in WA so should be good and yes i will definetly test it before i trust is with my licsence

thanks for the fast replies guys
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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:49 pm 
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tell us how it goes :)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:55 pm 
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Leszek wrote:
i (might :wink: )have a uniden RD 3XL however its at least 10yrs old (back in the day when you could buy em from d**k smith) i was wondering whether it can be made to work again, seeing it doesnt (guessing the freq or what ever has been changed)

any help?

(btw its to help me detect emegency vehicle so i can move out of the way earlier :roll: )


Freq is still the same.Problem is will not work on Laser and on speed camera radar you might only get 100 metre warning if you are lucky due to speed cameras using low power,narrow beam.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:59 pm 
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taximan wrote:
Leszek wrote:
i (might :wink: )have a uniden RD 3XL however its at least 10yrs old (back in the day when you could buy em from d**k smith) i was wondering whether it can be made to work again, seeing it doesnt (guessing the freq or what ever has been changed)

any help?

(btw its to help me detect emegency vehicle so i can move out of the way earlier :roll: )


Freq is still the same.Problem is will not work on Laser and on speed camera radar you might only get 100 metre warning if you are lucky due to speed cameras using low power,narrow beam.


the unit however no longer detects accully car (eg police) anymore? anyway of fixing it?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:05 pm 
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Leszek wrote:
taximan wrote:
Leszek wrote:
i (might :wink: )have a uniden RD 3XL however its at least 10yrs old (back in the day when you could buy em from d**k smith) i was wondering whether it can be made to work again, seeing it doesnt (guessing the freq or what ever has been changed)

any help?

(btw its to help me detect emegency vehicle so i can move out of the way earlier :roll: )


Freq is still the same.Problem is will not work on Laser and on speed camera radar you might only get 100 metre warning if you are lucky due to speed cameras using low power,narrow beam.


the unit however no longer detects accully car (eg police) anymore? anyway of fixing it?



Ring Creative Electronics in Sydney or ring Creative in Queensland on 07 3220 3002 should be able to help.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:28 pm 
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iI have a Bel 995, not in aussie yet, works great, pick up K band before i see the coppers, K band will drive you mad in the city, picks up every door, Ka is good, at least 500 metres, also POP, which is a laser, which they quickly flash at you, then will lock on if your over limit, picks up road works/emergency vehicles, if they have a transponder, mine cost 600, and is upgradeable, it also has Ku band, which is in use in Europe, and will be here eventually. Also works to the rear, especially on laser.
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:39 am 
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yeah another way around them is to get a unit that also has a GPS in it and then u can just say "sorry officer i didn't know it was a radar detector, i bought it for the GPS feature' :wink: :lol:

 

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