How do you use a Cobra police scanner?

How do you use a Cobra police scanner?

While no signal is being detected, press and hold the Dim button for four seconds. The detector allows you to choose whether it will show alerts on the X, K and Ka Bands. The factory settings are: X, K, and Ka Band On. While no signal is being detected, press and hold both the Dim and Mute buttons for four seconds.

What do the letters mean on a radar detector?

The letters on the radar detector are used to signify different ranges or bands of frequencies that police radars have used over time. Here are some important facts about Ka band radars: Ka band radars use waves between 33.4 GHz and 36.0 GHz and can operate on as many as five different frequencies.

What does Spectre mean on a Cobra radar detector?

The Spectre is a new type of technology designed to detect radar detectors. It is used by police in areas where radar detectors are illegal to find people who are using radar detectors. Radar detectors with this feature are can detect the Spectre “radar detector-detector” and will alert you when it is detected.

How do you set up a Cobra scanner?

Download the Cobra iRadar® App

  1. Power on RAD 480i – Make sure the unit is connected to your car’s 12V port.
  2. Install and run the Cobra iRadar app on your smartphone.
  3. In the iRadar app, press the Menu button then select “Devices”
  4. Select “RAD 480i” from the list.

What are the codes on a radar?

As mentioned earlier, the American radar detector brands read radar codes which are X, Ka, and K. These particular codes refer to the frequencies coming from a police traffic radar gun.

What does VG2 on a Cobra radar detector mean?

Modified on: Thu, 9 Sep, 2021 at 2:48 PM. A VG2 gun is a special device that police can use to identify the presence of a radar detector. It looks like a radar gun, but it does not detect speed. It detects radar detectors. All radio receivers emit a small amount of radio waves.

Do cops still use K-band?

Police radar transmits radio waves on a specific frequency, and the three frequency bands currently in use (in North America) are X-band, K-band, and Ka-band.

What does l mean on police radar?

A laser alert is simply a feature in radar detectors that alerts a driver when it detects LIDAR. Once a LIDAR gun has been aimed at you, that’s the only time your radar detector can give you a laser alert, which may already be too late for you to take action as your speed has already been measured.

  • August 12, 2022