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  Reply # 296421 5-Feb-2010 14:46
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Turn on SWS (safety warning system) on you detector. It may be one of these alerts - I believe there are a few such sites using this.




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Reply # 296423 5-Feb-2010 14:48
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Zippity: Fake or not. I'm happy if it keeps the morons driving at a sensible speed when I am on the road.

And yes, I too have a radar detector in my car :)


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  Reply # 296432 5-Feb-2010 15:17
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Jadefuzy: if its k ban you should just turn k ban off. if its ka ban see what frequncy of ka ban it is.


Bad move. The speed camera vans now use K band.
If you have a "NZ Tuned" anything you should read the manual of your detector and turn K band back on.

Dionin: Off main subject here but I'm also noting more laser alerts on my Beltronic 550 especially on SH1 north shore... coincides with a well positioned traffic car 300-500m later so not likely a coincidence or rogue laser signal. Seems a progression from Ka band technology... similar to UK 7-8 years ago.


The road signs that go across the road and alert  of traffic situations ahead e,.g. lane 4 closed on bridge use laser. My V1 goes off near them everytime.




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  Reply # 296461 5-Feb-2010 16:56
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I know someone who was told the correct type of diode to use to 'fake' a radar signal, to activate radar detectors. They set up a similar device to stop the local boy racers causing noise outside their residence. Worked a charm.

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  Reply # 296501 5-Feb-2010 19:30
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Hi,

I posted the original picture of this device. It's since been confirmed to me that these are in fact radar-detector-confusing devices, and they were installed by ACC. The police reporter at the NZ herald is looking into this and will do a story on them (she's meeting with ACC on monday). She also told me that they had been installed nationwide.

I wonder how much they paid for them>

btw the pic was taken on a Canon 450D with an expensive EF 70-200mm IS L series lens that cost more than the camera body..the picture is a crop from a larger image.

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  Reply # 296511 5-Feb-2010 20:32
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mentalinc:
Jadefuzy: if its k ban you should just turn k ban off. if its ka ban see what frequncy of ka ban it is.


Bad move. The speed camera vans now use K band.
If you have a "NZ Tuned" anything you should read the manual of your detector and turn K band back on.

Dionin: Off main subject here but I'm also noting more laser alerts on my Beltronic 550 especially on SH1 north shore... coincides with a well positioned traffic car 300-500m later so not likely a coincidence or rogue laser signal. Seems a progression from Ka band technology... similar to UK 7-8 years ago.


The road signs that go across the road and alert  of traffic situations ahead e,.g. lane 4 closed on bridge use laser. My V1 goes off near them everytime.


Yes you are right there are the low powed K ban speed radars in the speed camera vans but because of there low power you can hardly get a good alert  distance out of it as showen on some of the videos on youtube. The real Question that you have you ask.  your self is it worth turning on k ban to get all the false alerts. or do i turn k ban on to get a small alert witch is hardly worth it when im coming up to a speed camera van ill leave it up to the radar detector users.

now back to the topic and any one tell me what Frequncy these device transmit on?

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  Reply # 296512 5-Feb-2010 20:53
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They are Ka band - on my V1 they alert just the same way as a Police car with radar.

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  Reply # 296522 5-Feb-2010 21:37
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Jadefuzy:
Yes you are right there are the low powed K ban speed radars in the speed camera vans but because of there low power you can hardly get a good alert  distance out of it as showen on some of the videos on youtube. The real Question that you have you ask.  your self is it worth turning on k ban to get all the false alerts. or do i turn k ban on to get a small alert witch is hardly worth it when im coming up to a speed camera van ill leave it up to the radar detector users.

now back to the topic and any one tell me what Frequncy these device transmit on?

You need a new detector that does K Pulse, gives 200-400m warning




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  Reply # 296523 5-Feb-2010 21:48
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Wow, that's one tidy install.

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  Reply # 297024 8-Feb-2010 12:30
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Update : I've heard that these devices are constructed from ex-service police radars. A company somewhere in NZ acquires these and converts them. The cost is quite low, just a few hundred dollars each.

Apparently there are around 70 installed so far.



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  Reply # 297275 9-Feb-2010 06:32
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Good work Bob now we know whats going on.

Interesting statement in that article, "It was revealed in July that police had begun removing radars from their fleet throughout the country."

Anyone know why they are removing radars?

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  Reply # 297289 9-Feb-2010 08:23
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I'm sure that you could whip up a transmitting circuit for less than $20 under mass production. If ACC or the police want to put these on random cars, I'd happily take one.

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  Reply # 297290 9-Feb-2010 08:25
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kiwitrc: Good work Bob now we know whats going on.

Interesting statement in that article, "It was revealed in July that police had begun removing radars from their fleet throughout the country."

Anyone know why they are removing radars?



They are just being removed from the old fleet :)

The newer cars had newer systems....still coming to grips with those LED light bars though, they are sooo damn bright




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  Reply # 297294 9-Feb-2010 08:33
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timestyles: I'm sure that you could whip up a transmitting circuit for less than $20 under mass production. If ACC or the police want to put these on random cars, I'd happily take one.


Be careful, I read a report from the US a couple of years ago that cops who were using in car radars suffered much higher rates of certain cancers, in particular, testicular cancer, see if ACC will also supply some lead undies to go with it.

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  Reply # 297295 9-Feb-2010 08:33
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The story is in todays NZ Herald.. they are old police detectors used with the aim of slowing those with radar detectors down

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...

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