Cop radar app.

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  1. jsh1120

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    I think you'd have to get in line after the burglars and liquor store robbers.
     
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    Yeah I've tried a few of those "Cop Detector" apps, and they are all CRAP....like someone mentioned earlier in this thread, it only shows cops that people have reported and uploaded to the app....GAY

    But I love the app called PoliceStream.....have you guys tried it?? I used to listen to an identical app on my ex's iPhone and its awesome.....you can listen to police scanners from like all over the country and a few around the world....its pretty cool to listen to Brooklyn's police officers live on the scanner..
     
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    One of my fav is the ringdroid app. Lets you take any song and trim to the parts you want. There is a game called tower raider that I have trouble putting down. Another one is called voice recorder. You can make messages and use them as alarms, ringtones, or whatever. Thats just some of my favorites. I put a bunch of other crap on my phone that I have to take off. I have only had my phone for a month too. If you find any other cool ones let me know. Later.
     
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    You wanna talk about addictive games, download Shoot U! or Papa Stacker or one called Space Physics.....there all made by the same developers and they have that realistic physics sort of feel to them and there just really fun...their must have casual Android games in my opinion
     
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    Yuk! Yuk! Yuk! Duh, here,

    POP is a mode where the gun is powered up and immediately used to record speed. It has been found by the courts that unless a gun runs for 30 seconds after it's powered up it is not accurate enough to be admissible in court. Warm up time is the layman's term. Sheesh Dude!

    When they use Radar you can pick it up far enough ahead unless they POP you.

    So they thought they would sit there with it switched off and get a bunch of detector users but it was killed in court by too many disputes causing an investigation as to why and found the below.
    One of the press quotes from the case ---
    These officers did not know that POP mode was only to be used to obtain an "estimate of speed". This is why the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association and the International Association of Chief's of Police now recommend refresher courses for law enforcement personnel who operate traffic radar and laser devices.

    I visit a Detector forum quite a bit and it's all there. And for you folks running Laser detectors, when it goes off just pull over. With a laser detector you gotta get lucky as in picking up fragmentation off another vehicle or the humidity and dust in the atmosphere. Unless you have a real jammer your screwed.

    My Lidatek detects laser and pulses the same signals in return causing a false reading or a JTG (Jam to gun) code on the gun. JTG is not good in some states as it will tick the officer off but the Lidatek stops after 5 seconds and he gets a live reading and you will have hopefully brought her down to a legal speed by then.

    I have done this MANY a time to go by the officer and see him lower the gun, pick a new target and lift it as I'm passing. Best money I ever spent.

    You aint gonna get THAT on a Droid.
     
  6. Defyant

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    I can not testify to how things are done in GA. I can, however, testify how things are done in MD.

    That said I think I see where the miscommunication is here. You refer to simply switching the unit on and measuring speed and charging accordingly. You are correct in say that is the improper way to use the equipment.

    As a certified RADAR and LASER user, I will clarify for you. At the beginning of shift, an RADAR set that is integrated into the patrol vehicle has two antennas. One facing forward, the other rearward. When the unit is turned on, and completes its own internal check, the user SHOULD test each antenna with special tuning forks. When you tap the tuning fork on a hard object, it vibrates. User holds the tuning fork in front of the antenna and the display should show the proper speed. (Its been awhile, honestly, but if I recall, one was set to she 35mph the other 55mph).

    Now. After the RADR unit is in proper working order, it is time to go to work.

    With the unit on, but in standby mode, you observe traffic. (Part of the certification process is, you must be able to accuretly estimate the speed of a particular vehicle with 5% (+/-) of its actual speed w/o the use of equipment) When the user observes a vehicle suspected of speeding, the user estimates the speed, then takes the unit out of standby mode, effectively "POPing" on. User compares the vehicle speed displayed on the RADAR unit to the estimated speed.

    So you see it is a process. Observe the vehicle. Estimate speed. Check the estimation with the RADAR unit. Also, consider any other possible interference such as other vehicles and take appropriate action.

    Based on what I've read from you so far, this is probably the best info on the subject you've seen.
     
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    That's precisely what rabbits are for. Though around here most radar traps are running with their radars constantly on.

    As with anything, worth is subjective. If you're going to worry then worry with the right tools (i.e. not Trapster by itself).

    You never know. I had 3 saves from detecting scatter before I got my LI. Like I said, you can't count on it but it does happen from time to time.
     
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    ^^ I'm in Atlanta as well... The cop situation is out of control in my area and where I work (Sandy Springs and Alpharetta). I can't go 2 miles without seeing 3 cops. In my areas anyway... its all laser, all the time. So, unless I get lucky and the car in front of me gets popped, I'm screwed. But, to be honest, I've slowed down since GA is obviously a full on a revenue generating police state.... But back on topic, I think Trapster is worthless... It would be better if it deleted any reports over one day old... Looking at my route and seeing 8 warnings, all of them wildly out of date isn't worth my time.
     
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    Properly set up traps are nearly impossible to beat. They're also extremely rare.

    I recommend a good traffic attorney as a last resort.
     
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    just do what i do...

    escort 9500ix radar detector (red light cameras, speed cameras, gps)
    laser interceptor jammers.

    i have yet to let a cop beat me and get a lock and reading on me.
     
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    OK, Im knocking on wood here but I have been pretty pleased with my 9500ix and laser jammer. The GPS featues are a nice addition. I had the 8500 before that.

    I also try to stay alert and anticipate how I would setup on me. And last, I don't goose her constantly or there would be more on my DMV. Heh!
     
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