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Old October 4th, 2010
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Exclamation Ohio's new traffic monitoring system plays havoc with radar detectors: Road Rant

by John Horton Cleveland.com

Red lights glowed and beeps sang from the radar detector mounted in Raun Kopp's car as the Road Rant lookout rolled down Interstate 71. The message the device sent?

It's becoming useless.

Hundreds of speed sensors installed along area highways as part the Ohio Department of Transportation's new traffic-monitoring system can play havoc with many radar detectors, especially older models. The sensors operate on a K-band radar frequency that's capable of setting off detectors over and over and over again.

The effect is pretty annoying. "It just kept beeping and lighting up every mile or so," said Kopp, of Brunswick, one of several motorists who contacted Road Rant about the issue.

Motorists in other metro areas experienced similar issues with their detectors when SpeedInfo traffic systems debuted, according to Charlie Armiger, a spokesman for the company. The sensors might affect any detector that tracks K-band radar, a frequency that's being used less by police for traffic enforcement, he and ODOT said.

There are solutions, though: Escort Radar, an Ohio-based company, worked with SpeedInfo to create a filter that essentially blocks out the sensors for car detectors, Armiger said.

Escort might want to focus some advertising on Northeast Ohio.

Eventually, about 400 sensors will track the pace of travelers on highways from Cleveland to Canton. (The devices are housed in white tubes with solar panels on top.) Information from the sensors will be used to inform motorists of expected drive times and delays through electronic message boards and ODOT's BuckeyeTraffic.org website.

It'll be a useful tool . . . unlike that trusty ol' radar detector that's soon to become a bother.
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Enabling TSR on our detectors will filter out the traffic flow sensors mentioned in this article.

Click here for more information about our TSR anti-falsing software

Escort models that include TSR filtering are: RedLine, Passport 9500ix, Passport X50, Passport Qi45, and Passport 9500ci.

Beltronics models with TSR filtering are: STi Driver, GX65, RX65, Vector 995, Vector 955, Vector 940, and RX45.
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Actually i just turned on my TSR today and will see what really changes. I have been tracking these K-Band transmissions and notice that the frequency is not the same at each alert. Assuming that the IX when showing the frequency is accurate, i get an alert of 24.136 in the left lane and get an alert of 24.157 in the right lane. (3 lane highway, doing two separate drive-by's of transmitter.)

Looking forward to a quieter IX.
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Went through Dayton, OH and they had those they where annoying. Escort's/Bel is the only option in those areas. Now my question is, I know TSR slows down response time. So if you have a IX is it better just to lock them out and keep TSR off ?
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Well after two trips with TSR turned on, it worked. I drive about 95 miles round trip and not one peep. Locking out did not work for me, as the frequency was not the same at each location. I had the following:

24.118
24.151
24.146
24.116
24.122
24.117
24.134
24.136
24.157
24.144

My V-1 in my other car, never even picked up the K-band at all. I first noticed this when I purchased the IX and almost decided to return it until I read this road rant article in the local paper.
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Went through Dayton, OH and they had those they where annoying. Escort's/Bel is the only option in those areas. Now my question is, I know TSR slows down response time. So if you have a IX is it better just to lock them out and keep TSR off ?
The signal is pulsed so the IX's truelock/autolearn has a hard time learning these falses. I would enable TSR when effected by these sensors.
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The signal is pulsed so the IX's truelock/autolearn has a hard time learning these falses. I would enable TSR when effected by these sensors.

Would the pulsing give the IX different frequencies as I had observed ? I also noticed that the transmitter is not at all the time. I pulled over the car and sat there with the IX pointing right at the housing. Seemed like the interval was about 30 seconds.
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Would the pulsing give the IX different frequencies as I had observed ? I also noticed that the transmitter is not at all the time. I pulled over the car and sat there with the IX pointing right at the housing. Seemed like the interval was about 30 seconds.
It's possible that each pulse isn't exactly the same frequency as the previous pulse. They are all very close to the middle of K band, which is 24.150GHz, so your V1 should have alerted. You may want to have it looked at.
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Went through Dayton, OH and they had those they where annoying. Escort's/Bel is the only option in those areas. Now my question is, I know TSR slows down response time. So if you have a IX is it better just to lock them out and keep TSR off ?
Personally i would just lock the heck out of the area.

Wish TSR was location sensitive so we could mark TSR areas for it to automatically turn on/off.
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