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Old 07-04-2011, 06:53 AM
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Best Radar Detector for Oahu?

I'm kinda stuck between the Valentine 1 and one of the Escorts. Anyone have any real world Oahu experience?

thanks in advance!
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i figure whats the point? by the time it detects it, its probably too late. they can shoot radar from 2 miles away.
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FYI they don't use radar in Honolulu, only Laser. Since laser is such a focused beam there is no scatter, if your detector goes off it's too late they just shot your speed. so JDM-v35 is correct what's the point in a detector. on the other hand a laser jammer would work. If you want to stick only with those brands you mentioned Escort has a laser shifter option which is a jammer.
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I understand your guys point. If thats the case, why would anyone buy one then? Must kinda work yeah?
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^^^Radar detectors will work where the LEO's use radar. I thought that there were some combo laser jammers/radar detectors, but I've never looked into them.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:10 PM
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BTW not everything works and not everything that works works-well.
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Laser interceptor

Valentine 1 / Escort Redline

Cheetah GPS Mirror
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People buy them here to have a toy. I had my Valentine from the mainland. I think it's gone off maybe 20 times in the 5+ years I've been here.

It's always laser, and as stated before when it goes off, you're already clocked.
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People buy them here to have a toy. I had my Valentine from the mainland. I think it's gone off maybe 20 times in the 5+ years I've been here.

It's always laser, and as stated before when it goes off, you're already clocked.
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not true...i have one and its awesome! forgot what brand it is, it works, it goes off. specially by red hill
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some say it doesn't work, some do. i guess i just gotta buy one to find out for myself. i thought it would just be clear cut. oh well.
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Obey laws and drive responsible, there shouldn't be a need for one....
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It definitely works. Let's you know when you've been hit by laser.

The military bases still use K band radar.
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not true...i have one and its awesome! forgot what brand it is, it works, it goes off. specially by red hill
It's funny how people still get pulled over at the bottom of the hill.
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Radar in Hawaii

The police on Ohau have just added 25 new in-car radar units and will add another 25 next year. They still have a few laser handheld units, but any new detector will detect both. Although laser is on/off, you can still detect it when they shoot another vehicle.
I don't bother to use mine. Traffic is either crawling or bumper to bumper exceeding the speed limit. They do write tickets, but all on duty cars have a blue light on top that is lit up.
Better than a detector.
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