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Old April 18th, 2019
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Question General questions about Escort X80. Please help!

Hello! So I was given one of your radars a couple weeks ago from a friend and I have a couple questions that I cannot seem to find online absolutely anywhere!

1) I know there are 3 different sensitivity levels - Highway, Auto & AutoNoX.
My question is, what is the difference between these 3 and when should each be used? For example I’m sure you use “highway” on the highway but what about if it is a very “windy” road? And what type of sensitivity is “Auto” and “AutoNoX”

2) When I’m driving and the sensor goes off to warn you sometimes it says “N”
Other (most) times it says “K” and I have no idea what that means in general?

3) also any other basic information you could be so kind to share that I should know would be so greatly appreciated!! Like for example what do the volts mean?

I will attempt to attach a photo of the radar because for all I know I could be wrong even about the name.
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Hello! So I was given one of your radars a couple weeks ago from a friend and I have a couple questions that I cannot seem to find online absolutely anywhere!

1) I know there are 3 different sensitivity levels - Highway, Auto & AutoNoX.
My question is, what is the difference between these 3 and when should each be used? For example I’m sure you use “highway” on the highway but what about if it is a very “windy” road? And what type of sensitivity is “Auto” and “AutoNoX”

2) When I’m driving and the sensor goes off to warn you sometimes it says “N”
Other (most) times it says “K” and I have no idea what that means in general?

3) also any other basic information you could be so kind to share that I should know would be so greatly appreciated!! Like for example what do the volts mean?

I will attempt to attach a photo of the radar because for all I know I could be wrong even about the name.
Auto= Sensitivity lower when you are driving slow and don't need it so that you aren't bothered with unnecesary false alarms like in the city. Above 50 MPH the sensitivty will be full, but Auto still does some additional filtering which can help with False K band alerts from cars that are equipped with Blind Spot Monitoring Systems. In my opinion in your situation I would use Auto 24/7.

AutonoX= This is only for if you're wanting a quick way to disable X band . Unless you live in Ohio, or PA you can turn X band off as it is not needed.

AutoloK= This is if you are wanting even more filtering on K band. While it may serve to make K band really quiet, it really does take a lot of range from K band I would not recommend this setting unless you are driving really low speeds and just do not care much about K band protection at the moment.

Highway= Everything full sensitivity. You can use this if you want to have no filtering. The IVT filter will still work even in Highway mode to help you filtering out unwanted noise from car Blind Spot Monitoring systems around you etc. However again, I strongly recommend you put it into Auto mode and leave it. Auto is the "set it and forget it" setting. It's like Auto Pilot for your sensitivity modes.

I am not sure about "N" I have never heard of that one. lol But I am sure your detector is saying "K" quite often since this is the band where we tend to get most of our falsing. I run Escorts top of the line detector and I still on occasion get these nasty K false alerts too. Putting your detector in Auto mode will help with this for sure. Also there is a setting in your detector called TSR (Traffic Signal Rejection) This helps also with filtering K band and I would turn it on too.

Escort luckily has designed a lot of things (as you can see and read) to help combat false alerts.
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Welcome to the forum. To start with when you say, "I was given one of your radars", that would suggest you were given a police radar unit or radar gun. What you have is a RADAR DETECTOR not a radar or radars.

So you have an Escort model X80 radar detector. Step one is to download the user manual here from Escort and read through it. Most of your questions should be answered there.

https://www.escortradar.com/pages/user-manuals#


The down side to the X80 model is it has no filtering on K band for new vehicle safety systems. New cars have collision avoidance systems (CAS) and blind spot monitoring (BSM). These new safety systems operate on a frequency that is the same as Police K band radar. Escorts newer detectors have what is called IVT filtering which helps screen these signals out. So bottom line is you will get a bunch of false K band alerts with an X80.

I would mess around with the X80 and get used to it. You can even try different settings like turning TSR on. At some point you will want to upgrade that unit though to a better newer detector.
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Welcome to the forum. To start with when you say, "I was given one of your radars", that would suggest you were given a police radar unit or radar gun. What you have is a RADAR DETECTOR not a radar or radars.

So you have an Escort model X80 radar detector. Step one is to download the user manual here from Escort and read through it. Most of your questions should be answered there.

https://www.escortradar.com/pages/user-manuals#


The down side to the X80 model is it has no filtering on K band for new vehicle safety systems. New cars have collision avoidance systems (CAS) and blind spot monitoring (BSM). These new safety systems operate on a frequency that is the same as Police K band radar. Escorts newer detectors have what is called IVT filtering which helps screen these signals out. So bottom line is you will get a bunch of false K band alerts with an X80.

I would mess around with the X80 and get used to it. You can even try different settings like turning TSR on. At some point you will want to upgrade that unit though to a better newer detector.

Interesting. I was not aware that the X80 had no form of the IVT workign, which will make the more important to use the other features I mentioned. Auto/TSR.

Thanks Butcher for clarifying.
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https://www.escortradar.com/products...80#description


You will need to click the link above. You can download your manual there and get important facts about your Radar Detector.

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