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when i first got my escort passport x50 8500 radar detector, it astounded me...
let me know of cops ahead of time with PLENTY of time to slow down to the posted speed limit.
and of course, it did let me know when i was approaching a supermarket :rolleyes:

but lately, i've noticed that my radar detector has not gone off a single time in the last couple weeks when i have seen cops either driving around (many tend to leave their radar guns on), or parked on the side of the road, or when theyve already pulled someone over....
although it isnt warning me of a threat, it IS still going off around supermarkets & such, as well as giving me random LASER warnings.
 

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obviously, i've BEEN keeping my eyes & ears open, despite the fact that i've had a radar detector.... otherwise, how would i have spotted the LEOs hiding and or heard my passengers alert me of a LEO car up ahead?
 

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HAH! i see an add for the it on the right side of the screen! :rant2:
 

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Lemme see now - you're not getting any radar warnings, nor do you know if any of the cop cars you've been seeing lately have had their guns on. You know what assuming is all about.

Think maybe it's possible that the guns were not on?

Why don't you slide up next to a cruiser & ask the guy to turn his gun on so you can determine whether or not your Escort is working? He'll probably get a charge out of it & help you check things out.

Or dump it & ride bareback.
 

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Kid, a lot of LEO's only turn the radar on when they want to tag someone, especially if you live in a radar detector friendly state. Having a laser warning is next to useless. If they want to get you using a laser they will.
 

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Why don't you slide up next to a cruiser & ask the guy to turn his gun on so you can determine whether or not your Escort is working? He'll probably get a charge out of it & help you check things out.
i've thought about doing it a few times..

you dont think he'd get pissed that i have one? tell me to get lost? or keep an eye out for me around town or something?

i'm not a cop so i dont know how a LEO will respond to someone asking him to help him test out his radar detector ...
 

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i've thought about doing it a few times..

you dont think he'd get pissed that i have one? tell me to get lost? or keep an eye out for me around town or something?

i'm not a cop so i dont know how a LEO will respond to someone asking him to help him test out his radar detector ...
I really don't think the guy would give you any static - I mean these guys know what goes on & this shouldn't be more than a blip on his scope.

I think he'd appreciate that you were ballsy enough to approach him. Even if you catch a cop on a bad day, he's got much more important things to worry about than one guy coming up to him with an unusual request. I'd do it in a heartbeat.
 

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i'll try it next time....

where is everyone?
 

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L.E.O. as in Law Enforcement Officer. Leo, on the other hand would be what my wife calls me. My drunken college buddies hung the name Louie on me and it kind of stuck.
 

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i've thought about doing it a few times..

you dont think he'd get pissed that i have one? tell me to get lost? or keep an eye out for me around town or something?

i'm not a cop so i dont know how a LEO will respond to someone asking him to help him test out his radar detector ...
Mike,
Contact Tom at "Best Radar Detectors" He was a Forum Vendor. Super nice guy and knows everything about radar systems. Tell him I sent you.

[email protected]
 

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