Hello everybody. I'm new to the boards here. I just purchased a Bel RX65 after driving many years without a detector. I did a lot of research on detectors before I purchased, and settled on the RX65 based on performance reviews and price. I bought mine off ebay (which from reading here tonight I see there have been horror stories). Everything appears legit with mine as it has a serial # on both the box and the unit, along with an FCC# and the box was still in the plastic wrapping when I got it.
First, my detector has a build code of 1606 and has software version 6.1. Anyway, after having driven with it for about a week and a half, I have some concerns. I'm getting false laser alerts on a daily basis. It appears to me that it happens on bright sunny days in the morning when I'm heading northbound on the interstate and the sun is at a low angle. On cloudy days, it does not go off. So is it really the sunlight setting off the laser alert? I know it's not police, because it happens daily in the bright sun (this morning while I was stopped at a red light facing the sun even) and I have not seen a cop car anywhere. I have the detector mounted low, just above the windshield wipers.
Second, the sensitivity hasn't impressed me yet, but I realize I need to drive more with it. I have already encountered a few police with it using K and Ka bands, and at the most had 10 seconds warning. I'm going on an 11-12 hour drive this weekend for vacation through several states, so I'm sure I'll find out more about this soon.
I just wanted to see what your thoughts were about the two issues I have raised above. The laser detection going off on a regular basis (1-2 times a day) is really annoying and has me wondering if everything is normal. Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.