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Got another one today at Bonneville Salt Flats, this time 3.9 miles. Perhaps I should post a table that can have users+distance+posting date.
FINALLY Got a nice road trip. Swapped my co-workers IX out for my REDLINE. Comming back from Edwards Air Force Base, CHP was everywhere. I've never seen this many on this stretch of highway.
We were comming over a small rise on South Bound I14 when we got a I/O Ka hit then another and another etc. Saw nothing Until 4.6 miles down the road the CHP had just pulled over a victim on the northbound side.
Had 2 more C/O alerts that went on for miles. Never saw anything but when we changed freeways the alerts tapered off and stopped.
On the I2 we started seeing brake lites in the distance. Over another small rise we saw a line of cars in the distance. As we approached there was a line of CHP cars and motor cycles and a CHP with a LIDAR. In this case the REDLINE never alerted. Could be that everyone was behaving themselves, us included. For sure we were'nt the target. The traffic was actually backing up due to everyone slowing down.
I now understand the issue with rampup especially on I/O. It seemed like we drove forever before seeing anything. And we did drive what seemed forever without seeing anything because the range is so good. We did notice that on long C/O encounters, after the REDLINE scares the daylights out of you, the ramp up is actually pretty good. By the way, No Totter Winkles this trip. And like OpenRoad 1.5 mile ranges in L.A. traffic is pretty much par for the course on the REDLINE and the IX.
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FINALLY Got a nice road trip. Swapped my co-workers IX out for my REDLINE. Comming back from Edwards Air Force Base, CHP was everywhere. I've never seen this many on this stretch of highway.
We were comming over a small rise on South Bound I14 when we got a I/O Ka hit then another and another etc. Saw nothing Until 4.6 miles down the road the CHP had just pulled over a victim on the northbound side.
Had 2 more C/O alerts that went on for miles. Never saw anything but when we changed freeways the alerts tapered off and stopped.
On the I2 we started seeing brake lites in the distance. Over another small rise we saw a line of cars in the distance. As we approached there was a line of CHP cars and motor cycles and a CHP with a LIDAR. In this case the REDLINE never alerted. Could be that everyone was behaving themselves, us included. For sure we were'nt the target. The traffic was actually backing up due to everyone slowing down.
I now understand the issue with rampup especially on I/O. It seemed like we drove forever before seeing anything. And we did drive what seemed forever without seeing anything because the range is so good. We did notice that on long C/O encounters, after the REDLINE scares the daylights out of you, the ramp up is actually pretty good. By the way, No Totter Winkles this trip. And like OpenRoad 1.5 mile ranges in L.A. traffic is pretty much par for the course on the REDLINE and the IX.
I think the East is going to have to capitulate this contest to the West.........at least for the next several million years or so.

Old Toter must have been using you for a rabbit this time.
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I think the East is going to have to capitulate this contest to the West.........at least for the next several million years or so.

Old Toter must have been using you for a rabbit this time.
We have alot of open road. Still suprised at the # of CHP out there on that stretch of road. I've never seen anything like it. It was obvious that something interesting was going happen and I'm glad it did. We all had alot of fun and most of the crew got some religion on watching a real RD go through its paces. I know what the REDLINE can do and it was fun hearing the WOW'S from the newly indoctrinated.
No Toter's this time. Very few K band falses period. The REDLINE does a great job of filtering alot of falses.
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FINALLY Got a nice road trip. Swapped my co-workers IX out for my REDLINE. Comming back from Edwards Air Force Base, CHP was everywhere. I've never seen this many on this stretch of highway.
We were comming over a small rise on South Bound I14 when we got a I/O Ka hit then another and another etc. Saw nothing Until 4.6 miles down the road the CHP had just pulled over a victim on the northbound side.
Had 2 more C/O alerts that went on for miles. Never saw anything but when we changed freeways the alerts tapered off and stopped.
On the I2 we started seeing brake lites in the distance. Over another small rise we saw a line of cars in the distance. As we approached there was a line of CHP cars and motor cycles and a CHP with a LIDAR. In this case the REDLINE never alerted. Could be that everyone was behaving themselves, us included. For sure we were'nt the target. The traffic was actually backing up due to everyone slowing down.
I now understand the issue with rampup especially on I/O. It seemed like we drove forever before seeing anything. And we did drive what seemed forever without seeing anything because the range is so good. We did notice that on long C/O encounters, after the REDLINE scares the daylights out of you, the ramp up is actually pretty good. By the way, No Totter Winkles this trip. And like OpenRoad 1.5 mile ranges in L.A. traffic is pretty much par for the course on the REDLINE and the IX.
Thanks for the post. I drive via I-15 and 58 by Edwards AFB back home sometimes - thanks for the heads up about the LIDAR as I'm not set up for that just yet - waiting for the tax return (and try to hide that expense from the wife)
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Thanks for the post. I drive via I-15 and 58 by Edwards AFB back home sometimes - thanks for the heads up about the LIDAR as I'm not set up for that just yet - waiting for the tax return (and try to hide that expense from the wife)
I have been seeing alot of LIDAR around SoCal lately. In places we would never expect it. Guess the State needs the money.
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I have had my Camaro in the garage during this winter and was in Florida for a while so I have been going out a 4-lane road every good day to break the motor in. Then my RedLine detector started going off so I was passing a truck with lumber hanging out the back and cut my speed until about 2 to 3 miles a state trooper was in the medium. Then after I went by him it keep beeping then the signal went back up so a sheriff’s car was triggering cars. I have been very impressed with the performance of the RedLine detector because so far it has kept me out of trouble.

The odd thing is that on our trip to Florida they generally use laser guns on overpasses and calling ahead to pull the speeders over. I haven't been in Ohio for a while so are the cops not using laser guns as much?
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Ohio state and local patrols use laser when the weather is good, and the weather has been beautiful this week.

To combat laser, I highly recommend our ZR4 laser defense system to compliment your RedLine. It uses the same laser technology that is used in the Passport 9500ci and the Qi45 shifter package. All of it's controls and displays will be done through your RedLine, you would not need to install the separate display controller.

The ZR4 works excellently in Ohio
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Ohio state and local patrols use laser when the weather is good, and the weather has been beautiful this week.

To combat laser, I highly recommend our ZR4 laser defense system to compliment your RedLine. It uses the same laser technology that is used in the Passport 9500ci and the Qi45 shifter package. All of it's controls and displays will be done through your RedLine, you would not need to install the separate display controller.

The ZR4 works excellently in Ohio
I have been in Florida this winter and now I am breaking in the motor on my Camaro. The audio installers I have been dealing with did install a ZR4 in a 350Z so it went with the car. I know it works because a laser-carrying trooper hit a friend of mine then he had the ZR4 installed and that was his last ticket. I planning on checking with them to make sure they will still do the install and I will be ordering one. I like the idea that it works with the RedLine.
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Be sure they know that they do not need to install the ZR4 display controller because you will be using a Escort detector with the ZR4. No sense in paying for it to be installed
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Ok, so I got a little lucky yesterday while driving through the desert. Not saves, but a good show of long range detection from Escort Redline.

First one was K-band coming north out of Baker California on I-15 toward Las Vegas. I got a very weak K-band alert and noted the frequency. I was climbing Baker Grade, a 12 mile stretch of roadway that climbs a few thousand feet of elevation on a totally straight road. The alert stayed with me for a long time, always weak for miles and miles. I first thought it was from some leaky Cobra following or perhaps just ahead of me. But then it started getting stronger - same frequency the whole time. When I reached the top of the grade the signal reached full alert - the source a K-band speed monitor on top of an overpass, facing down the hill. The total distance from first alert was 11 miles.

Second one, this time from Ka 33.8 from a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle waiting at the California/Nevada border (they always pull that - welcome to Nevada). I was on the last downgrade on I-15 which is also straight as an arrow looking down the valley, some distance out in the desert is the town of Primm right on the border. I first got the 33.8 alert about 7 miles from the border, eventually passing the NHP car waiting on a ramp.

Both of these alerts had a LOT of elevation and STRAIGHT roads, but were impressive nonetheless.
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