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Old February 3rd, 2015
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Question Used Passport 8500 issues

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I recently bought a gently used passport 8500 on ebay. I live in BC, Canada. I haven't been able to figure out what frequencies the police use here, but i am wondering if they are using frequencies not detectable with my 8500; the device sort of works, it signals when I am approaching a stationary radar that displays the speed of oncoming vehicles, and it constantly detects laser signals that are not police. I realize as a consumer I may not have done my due dilligence in researching before buying. The device itself mounted well, and the controls are easy to use and understand, the signals are audible and adjustable which is a nice feature... I am wondering if you can share some insight about how I can better equip myself with radar detection, or if my existing unit can be reconfigured somehow to detect the police in my area.
Ben
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Old February 4th, 2015
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Hi,
I recently bought a gently used passport 8500 on ebay. I live in BC, Canada. I haven't been able to figure out what frequencies the police use here, but i am wondering if they are using frequencies not detectable with my 8500; the device sort of works, it signals when I am approaching a stationary radar that displays the speed of oncoming vehicles, and it constantly detects laser signals that are not police. I realize as a consumer I may not have done my due dilligence in researching before buying. The device itself mounted well, and the controls are easy to use and understand, the signals are audible and adjustable which is a nice feature... I am wondering if you can share some insight about how I can better equip myself with radar detection, or if my existing unit can be reconfigured somehow to detect the police in my area.
Ben
Be aware if detectors are illegal in your particular area in Canada. the 8500 is visible to the radar detector detectors that police use. Laser falsing can be related to some interference from the vehicle or it can indicate that the detector needs to be serviced. Does it happen when you honk the horn or rapidly accelerate?
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