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If it isn't radar then what is it? In the Portland metro area we have "photo radar" at intersections and in roving vans. The problem is my V1 doesn't pick up any radar or laser from most of them. I called Valentine to see what they are using that the V1 is not equipped to pick up. Their reply is, "reader boards are using FM technology that is not 'legal' for speed enforcement.". Gee, I wonder if Valentine told law enforcement that! I questioned their reply and they keep saying the same thing. They even told me that my V1 might be "off frequency and that I should send it in for a check. I informed them that I pick up all bands in different places and under different circumstances. Still the same lame reply. I also questioned their assertion that using FM radio waves is "illegal" for law enforcement to use. They have nothing to back this up other than their "word."

Anyone else have this issue in their local? I wish Valentine would back up their statements with facts, and if indeed it is not legal for law enforcement to use this stealth technology then it should be exposed for what it is. I just have a hard time believing that it is "illegal" or it would have been stopped a long time ago.

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FM Technology

That's a new one on me.

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F'n Magic.
that's the same thing compooters run on

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Maybe they meant Frequency Modulators



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I've heard that they are using infrared to find the speeder then instant on radar detector to trap them. What chance do we have?
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Maybe they meant Frequency Modulators
Perhaps, but the rep at V1 couldn't explain. Do you have any info?

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I've heard that they are using infrared to find the speeder then instant on radar detector to trap them. What chance do we have?
There is always a rabbit to run with. I have taken to bait the rice rocket cars and get them to run ahead of me. I've snookered more than a few into a ticket that could've easily been mine.

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There is always a rabbit to run with. I have taken to bait the rice rocket cars and get them to run ahead of me. I've snookered more than a few into a ticket that could've easily been mine.
That's why I always let you lead, Ernie.

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That's why I always let you lead, Ernie.
Careful smarta$$. I know where you keep your bike and I might wash it!

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