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POP Radar Detector Testing Results






POP Radar TestMPH Industries developed POP as a method to transmit a quick burst of radar at either 67 or 16 milliseconds so it cannot be detected by most radar detectors.

When an officer is using POP mode the officer must activate this feature on his MPH radar gun and the reading he/she would receive is considered as an estimation of a suspected violator and the results cannot be used to issue a citation.

Because of this POP mode is seldom, if ever used by an officer in the street and one of the only states to have an open contract with MPH for their POP radar guns in Nevada.

Because of this POP mode radar has earned a nickname for itself on several of the radar detector fourms as POP being POOP!

However as these POP radar guns are available to police, we did test the effectiveness of a number of radar detectors to detect POP.

During this test each of the detectors were placed into highway mode with POP mode enabled.

K-Band POP Radar Detector Test - MPH Z25 16 ms

During this test 10 POP bursts were transmitted with a 30 second pause between shots


Radar Detector Brand/Mode
POP Detection Score
Adaptiv TPX 0 out of 10
Beltronics STi Magnum 0 out of 10
Beltronics STiR Plus 0 out of 10
Cobra SPX 7800 0 out of 10
Escort 8500x50 1 out of 10
Escort Redline 3 out of 10
Escort Redline Segmented 1 out of 10
Passport 0 out of 10
Passport Max/Max2 0 out of 10
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 0 out of 10
Radar Shield Ghost 0 out of 10
Uniden LRD950 0 out of 10
Stinger VIP 7 out of 10
Valentine One 4 out of 10
Valentine One Segmented 0 out of 10
Whistler CR85 4 out of 10


Ka-Band POP Radar Detector Test - MPH Enforcer 67 ms

During this test 10 POP bursts were transmitted with a 30 second pause between shots


Radar Detector Brand/Mode
POP Detection Score
Adaptiv TPX 0 out of 10
Beltronics STi Magnum 9 out of 10
Beltronics STiR Plus 7 out of 10
Cobra SPX 7800 0 out of 10
Escort 8500x50 1 out of 10
Escort Redline 9 out of 10
Escort Redline Segmented 9 out of 10
Passport 4 out of 10
Passport Max/Max2 9 out of 10
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 0 out of 10
Radar Shield Ghost 0 out of 10
Uniden LRD950 0 out of 10
Stinger VIP 7 out of 10
Valentine One 7 out of 10
Valentine One Segmented 7 out of 10
Whistler CR85 7 out of 10

Video of Escort REDLiNE Ka-Band POP Test

Video of Passport Max2 Ka-Band POP Test

Stinger VIP K-Band POP Test
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