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    Hi there I have an old radar that id like to use but It's from america.
    And I want it to work on the roads for New Zealand so I need to change the band to Xa. Does anyone know what i need to change in the radar to enable this?
    Any help would be great thanks.

  • #2
    erm I mean maybe Ka Bands for new zealand roads.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Maugnara
      Hi there I have an old radar that id like to use but It's from america.
      And I want it to work on the roads for New Zealand so I need to change the band to Xa. Does anyone know what i need to change in the radar to enable this?
      Any help would be great thanks.
      you need to buy a new one. it wouldnt be cost effective to modify the old one.

      Ka is pretty much a standard band on every new radar detector sold.

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      • #4
        I agree...I've never seen an American radar detector that doesn't do Ka...How old are we talking here?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by telekineticfool
          I agree...I've never seen an American radar detector that doesn't do Ka...How old are we talking here?
          i remember one that my dad had several (~10) years ago that did only 1 or 2 bands... it was freekin huge too.

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          • #6
            If you plan on buying a new radar, buy one worth buying :-P.

            Escort Passport 8500, Valentine One, both highly rated. (I'm thinking about an 8500 X50 Blue.... ooooh yeah).

            Stay clear of Rocky Mountain Radar products.

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            • #7
              Hows the uniden radars?
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              • #8
                Get the SCORPION XP RADAR JAMMER and a Good Laser Jammer
                http://www.radar-detectors-radardete...darjammers.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nzKAOSnz
                  Hows the uniden radars?
                  uniden are generally good.

                  i would stay away from bel and cobra.

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                  • #10
                    Uniden is... crap. Bel makes very "average" to "above average" products. I'd use bel as a benchmark that a detector must meet or exceed to be called "good".

                    Case in point, Bel makes the 2nd best laser jammer, just under the Escort Shifter ZR3. Not an easy feat.

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                    • #11
                      "Q. How much should I expect to spend for a good detector?

                      A. Two C-notes and up. That’s about double what most expect to spend, but for effective protection against the proliferating Ka-band radar there’s simply no alternative. Plenty of $80 detectors deliver perfectly acceptable sensitivity on X and K band. But they’re no match for the new, DSP-driven Ka band radar and most are hopeless against lasers."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kai445
                        Uniden is... crap. Bel makes very "average" to "above average" products. I'd use bel as a benchmark that a detector must meet or exceed to be called "good".

                        Case in point, Bel makes the 2nd best laser jammer, just under the Escort Shifter ZR3. Not an easy feat.
                        i wouldnt use a bel if someone gave it to me free... but thats just me. same goes for cobra and whistler.

                        anyway... not starting a flame war, just stating an opinion.

                        http://www.radartest.com/ if anyone wants to do any independent reading. plus there are other sites like it out there as well.

                        the obvious picks for the top 2...
                        http://www.consumersearch.com/www/au...fullstory.html
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                        • #13
                          ^^^^
                          Don't trust radartest.com, unless your goal is to justify buying a cheap radar detector.

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                          • #14
                            Laser is very hard to "beat"

                            Laser is hard to "beat" because it's not active like radar. It's aimed, pulsed and they have your speed (a "hit"). A radar is on all the time, so it can be detected before it's on your vehicle. Laser is point and shoot, sort to speak. When your detector goes off, you've been "hit"

                            And radar jammers are ILLEGAL in the US. FCC thing.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Thunderknight
                              Laser is hard to "beat" because it's not active like radar. It's aimed, pulsed and they have your speed (a "hit"). A radar is on all the time, so it can be detected before it's on your vehicle. Laser is point and shoot, sort to speak. When your detector goes off, you've been "hit"
                              Yes and no. In some cases, there may be scatter, if a car in front has been lit-up by the laser. I picked up some laser signals once, again 1k down road, then 500m after that. The cops were bout 200m past that. So (correct me if im wrong), but the first 2 hits were scatter.

                              Sticking up for the uniden, it saved my *** coz my speed was about 130 for the first hit, 100(legal) for second 2.
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