How To Beat the Multanova Speed Cameras
I have been getting a number of email inquires from our friends in South America on how beat the new Multanova photo enforcement cameras that have been sprouting up all over.
First off the Multanova is one tuff camera to detect, let me explain.
The Multanova is manufactured in Switzerland and it is a classified as MulaRadar unit.
Their type C models operate on 24.100 and their type 6 models operate on 34.4 Ghz, so they are within the frequency range of most high-end radar detectors.
However, the power output of the Multanova is only 0.5 mW where a typical police radar gun’s output is 20 to 40 mW.
Also the radar beam is angled at 22 degrees across the roadway and often NOT in the direction of approaching traffic.
Another feature of the Multanova that I have also seen in the Redflex system that has been deployed here in Arizona is that the beam is polarized vertically, rather then horizontally (as most police radar guns), making it even more difficult for even the best radar detector to detect.
The Surprise Police department here in Arizona has one of these Redflex cameras that also use many of the same principles of the Multanova, so I have had an opportunity to test various radar detectors against their system.
Here are some things I have learned:
1) To even have a fighting chance at detecting these photo radar cameras with any type of advanced warning you will need at least an Escort 8500 or Bel RX65.
The detectors that have fared the best have been the Escort Redline and the Beltronic STi
2) And 1 tip is something I learned from our friends in the UK and Holland and that was to tilt my detector at a right angle, which increased the detection range by as much as 50%
Do you have any tips or suggestions that you would like to share with our radar detector community? If so please use the comment area below.