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Forum: General Detector 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Dgc333
I live in South Eastern Massachusetts and it's...

I live in South Eastern Massachusetts and it's close to a 50/50 mix of K and Ka. Some of the local police departments have both.

Dave
Forum: MAX II and MAX September 20th, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Dgc333
Max II Platinum

I got an email the other day introducing the Escort Max II Platinum. The picture looks like my Max II but the add doesn't really tell me much. Does anyone know if there has been any improvements or...
Forum: Power Cords September 1st, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Dgc333
It it is real easy to wire a switch in series...

It it is real easy to wire a switch in series with the positive lead on the smart cord.

I have mine wired to the HVAC fan switch so I just turn off the fan and it turns off the detector.

Dave
Forum: MAX II and MAX July 12th, 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By Dgc333
Well almost a week of commuting the detector is...

Well almost a week of commuting the detector is definitely quieter. On the rare occasion that it does go off due IVT it is a low level signal and doesn't last long. One interesting thing is there is...
Forum: MAX II and MAX July 8th, 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By Dgc333
I updated mine on Friday, like all other updates...

I updated mine on Friday, like all other updates it was uneventful.

I have always though the Max2 was very good about rejecting IVT compared to my other detectors and so far it has not given a...
Forum: MAX 360c May 8th, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Dgc333
The GPS speed in my Max II agrees with the GPS...

The GPS speed in my Max II agrees with the GPS speed from my phone and the GPS speed in my NAV system. The speedo in my car is a mechanical gauge and there is some hysteresis in the movement so it...
Forum: MAX II and MAX May 3rd, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,458
Posted By Dgc333
Boy that is stellar performance to only have one...

Boy that is stellar performance to only have one false alert every 30 minutes in an almost 600 mile trip. You certainly won't get anything better from any other manufacturer and any update from...
Forum: MAX II and MAX April 28th, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Dgc333
FWIW, the box my detector came in states MAX II...

FWIW, the box my detector came in states MAX II on the outside and the s/n starts with 67. I am running sw 1.8. I purchased it in March 17 directly from Escort. It has a magnet to hold it to the...
Forum: MAX II and MAX March 23rd, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,458
Posted By Dgc333
I have an older version of Dectector Tools and it...

I have an older version of Dectector Tools and it down loaded and installed 5 files on my Max II. I am now on 1.8.

Dave
Forum: ESCORT iX September 6th, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,993
Posted By Dgc333
No it's not, threatening to toss it out the...

No it's not, threatening to toss it out the window is a ridiculous statement. If the false alarms from IVT aggregate you that much turning it off until the source is gone makes perfect sense.
Forum: ESCORT iX September 6th, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,993
Posted By Dgc333
Instead of getting that annoyed just mute the...

Instead of getting that annoyed just mute the signal or turn the unit off. I would say 90% of the time I encounter a vehicle with IVT I am not speeding so turning the detector off is a viable...
Forum: General Detector September 5th, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Dgc333
Just like cellphones that got extremely small and...

Just like cellphones that got extremely small and then started growing as more functionality was added radar detectors have done the same.

Take that old Passport and drive around with it today and...
Forum: MAX II and MAX July 27th, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Dgc333
Every community in South Eastern Massachusetts...

Every community in South Eastern Massachusetts got one of the trailer mounted "Your Speed Is" units on a federal grant a year or two ago.

Most are K band, the police don't leave them in one place...
Forum: RedLine July 16th, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dgc333
Escort would not have been at the top of the heap...

Escort would not have been at the top of the heap for radar detector manufactures for as long as they have if they didn't understand the environment they were going to be used in and designed them...
Forum: RedLine July 16th, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dgc333
Smart phones are not made with...

Smart phones are not made with industrial/automotive grade components that are intended to operate in extended temperature ranges. But people do it all the time and they surprisingly survive it.
Forum: RedLine July 15th, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dgc333
In defense of the OP automotive grade electrical...

In defense of the OP automotive grade electrical components are rated to operate continuously at 185F+ and will see in excess of 250F during the manufacturing process. Electronics in the dash will...
Forum: ESCORT iX July 14th, 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Dgc333
Both my Mustang and my truck are set up with the...

Both my Mustang and my truck are set up with the hardwire smart cords. I have the module placed so I don't have to reach to mute a signal or mark a false alarm.

Also, does your Bell use a modular...
Forum: ESCORT iX April 28th, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,508
Posted By Dgc333
It's about a 50/50 split between K and Ka where I...

It's about a 50/50 split between K and Ka where I live

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Forum: Passport 8500, X50, X50 Black April 25th, 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 10,680
Posted By Dgc333
I live in Southeastern MA, K and Ka are used...

I live in Southeastern MA, K and Ka are used equally and many towns I travel through have both.

Most municipalities only replace guns as they fail and can't be economically repaired so having...
Forum: Escort Live! for Android March 23rd, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dgc333
No icon on the status bar, I have seen the icon...

No icon on the status bar, I have seen the icon but in this case it wasn't there. Also, I use location services (GPS, Cell & WiFi) on other apps for that amount of time and more without seeing a 20%...
Forum: Escort Live! for Android March 23rd, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dgc333
Question regarding EL and battery consumption

I do not normally use EL except for changing settings on my detector. The other day after work I wanted to make a change so I launched the app. After making change I closed the app. The detector was...
Forum: MAX 360 March 22nd, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dgc333
For the last 20 years of my engineering career I...

For the last 20 years of my engineering career I have been involved with reliability engineering and environmental stress screening.

Rapid temperature cycling and high level random vibration...
Forum: MAX 360 March 21st, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dgc333
Doesn't mean it's bad either. Had an...

Doesn't mean it's bad either. Had an environmental chamber fail at work that we were using to do a stress test on a piece of electronic gear. The piece of equipment spent two days at -127C (-196F)...
Forum: MAX 360 March 21st, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dgc333
I live in New England too. I have been using...

I live in New England too. I have been using detectors continuously since the mid 70s and have never taken one out of the car. They are designed to operate in much more extreme temps than what you...
Forum: Passport 9500ci March 21st, 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dgc333
I would look for someone else to install. It is...

I would look for someone else to install. It is not rocket science and should not take more than 4 hours, so at a reasonable hourly rate of $100 that's $400 to install.

Personally this is...
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