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Spartiatis
09-22-2004, 07:36 PM
Is there any I can buy from here that will work in Europe?

SickFinga
09-22-2004, 07:45 PM
they are all the same.

Gianpaolo_E46
09-22-2004, 07:45 PM
You can't buy any from here, they're illegal in ontario

alexm520
09-22-2004, 10:09 PM
Is there any I can buy from here that will work in Europe?

The North American models will work in Europe, but they don't check for Ku band.

From UK site: http://www.beldirect.co.uk/radar_detector_faq.htm#1

"Q. What are the X, K, Ka and Ku bands ?

w A. There are 3 main sets of frequencies used by the manufacturers of speed trap equipment. These are known as X, K & KA. The majority of traps use K band (e.g. GATSO cameras and most hand held guns). X band is the oldest and is used by some older gun based systems, it is also the band where most false alarms occur since other pieces of equipment use this frequency range. KA band is used by the new 'Stalker' radar guns and is one of the most popular, having been extended twice since 1991. The Ku band is little used at the moment in the UK, but they do use it in Northern Ireland, and some parts of Europe "

I was planning to offer you BEL 980 (was top of the line 2 years ago) but it does not check Ku band.
Here is its manual from UK site:
http://www.radar-detector-shop.co.uk/products/manuals/980950man.pdf

AlexM520