Category Archive: Education

Jun 26

How Many Bands Can a Cobra Detect?

One day some years ago, I was walking around the automotive section of Best Buy. (This was way back before I got into radar detectors.) I was checking out the different models they had on display, mostly different Cobra brand radar detectors, and wondering what the differences were between models. Some were more expensive. Some …

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Jun 23

How to Conduct Long Range Radar Detector Testing Properly

IMHO, testing radar detectors to see how they perform is a fantastic thing to do. You learn SO much, the results you share are incredibly beneficial to others, not to mention we need lots of different testers using different terrains, different test courses, and different detectors all working together to help us put together the …

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Jun 21

Where and How to Mount your Radar Detector for the Best Performance

Where should you mount your radar detector on your windshield and how does that impact your radar detector’s performance? Should you mount it high or low? Should you skip over using suction cups altogether and hang it under your rear view mirror? Does a tint strip or do those black dots at the top of …

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Jun 20

The Benefits of GPS in a Radar Detector

Many higher end radar detectors include a GPS chip in the detector. Some detectors even come in two separate models, one with GPS and another without. Some detectors lack a GPS chip built-in, but they offer Bluetooth capability so you can pair it with your phone, run an app, and use your phone’s GPS to …

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Jul 14

How To Hardwire a Radar Detector

Radar detectors need to be plugged in for power and generally ship with a cigarette lighter plug to make it easy to power your detector. However, it looks kinda ugly to have a long cable dangling down your windshield and dash and it can get in the way of using your stereo. It also makes it obvious …

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Feb 14

Top 10 Questions about Radar Detectors

Radar detectors are very useful tools to help drivers avoid speeding tickets. To help explain how they work and clear up some of the most common sources of confusion, let’s go over the top 10 most frequently asked questions people have about radar detectors. 1) Do radar detectors really work? Yes. They’re designed to detect …

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Feb 10

10 Ways to Avoid Getting a Speeding Ticket

If you’re the type of driver who finds yourself worried about getting a speeding ticket, there’s a number of things you can do to help improve your odds at not getting one. Obviously you could aim to not speed, but there’s always the risk of inadvertently missing a speed limit drop zone, you can get popped even following …

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Jan 13

How Laser Jammers Work

Are you wondering how laser jammers work? Once you watch my video on how lidar guns work, here’s a series of videos to explain how jammers work. This first video explains how jammers that use lookup tables (ie. Blinder HP-905, Laser Interceptor, Escort Laser ShifterPro) work.

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Jan 08

How Police Lidar Guns Work

In this video we talk about the physics behind police laser guns and how they measure the speed of a moving target.

Jan 07

How Police Radar Guns Work

In this video we talk about the physics behind how police radar guns work and how they use the principle of doppler shifting to acquire a vehicle’s speed.

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