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Old 2010-06-19
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Took a road trip from CO to UT this week, and I have to say, the Pro-78 REALLY outdid itself this time around.

We started off with a LASER SAVE at an underpass. I was going probably 12 over. Maybe 14 over. Tight traffic, with a pickup truck in my 2-o'clock position and other cars all around us. Laser alert started screaming as I approached an underpass, so I slammed on the brakes and JUST barely noticed a state trooper on the other side of the pickup from me, lowering his laser as the RD went silent. Must have targeted the truck, waiting for me. I had been passing the truck at the time, so had I not gotten the alert, that would have cost me a TON of money, as I would have given the trooper a clear shot. (Yellow box is the truck...)



The rest of the trip out involved more Ka saves than I can even count. I had my car up to Ludicrous Speed a few times when the Pro-78 bleeped Ka at me, and I managed to slow just as a trooper rounded the bend. Probably 5-6 saves on the way out, and another 6-7 on the way back today.

I did get nailed with moving instant-on once, when i was probably 15 over. Trooper triggered his stalker for a second or so, and there was nothing i could do. I hadn't seem him, and the RD alerted as soon as he lit me up. But I lucked out, as there was nowhere for several miles that he could turn around, so he just glared at me across the median and kept moving. For my part, I breathed a silent prayer and kept driving, watching the RVM for several minutes.

Longest hits were:

K-band (Your Speed Sign): 3.5 miles
Ka-band: ~ 4.0 miles or so.

There was one encounter where I had a solid Ka-signal for probably five miles, and was getting excited for a new long hit, but then I noticed the unmarked car about ten cars ahead of us, and realized I was following the source.

I don't even know how to change my sig, since there were so damn many saves. Many times, I'd get the alert, slow down, and almost immediately see the trooper coming around the bend of over the crest of the hill.

Nice work to Whistler. Saved my butt a LOT the last three days.

Oh, and I also ran into, believe it or not, a Ka-band Your Speed trailer in Wyoming. VERY distracting!


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Whistler Pro-78SE, Hardwired, High-mount, HIGHWAY Mode, Filter 2, POP Off, SWS Off
Saves: 32 for $4500+
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Retired: Whistler Pro-73, Over $1500 in Saves
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Old 2010-06-21
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Nice. How do you like the LSID and RSID feature in the SE model?
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Nice. How do you like the LSID and RSID feature in the SE model?
Love the RSID, as it allows me to tell the difference between a cop around here (34.7 and 35.5) and other, non LEO radars (33.8 and 34.0 alerts).

But that's the only laser alert I've gotten (EXCELLENT filtering), and I didn't even glance up to see what laser it was. I was too busy slowing down. LOL.


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Retired: Whistler Pro-73, Over $1500 in Saves
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