As you know from my other post I have out, I'm still trying to hardwire the STi driver. I decided that I'm going work more on it on Friday. So I took the car out to meet up with some friends in Washington DC. Since it's illegal in Virginia, I didn't want to take a chance mounting it on dash yet so I decided to mount it on my arm rest for the heck of it. My armrest sits about 8 inches below from the dash level.
While I was route 66 doing about 75mph, the Sti started going off, alerting me "Ka band" I had the clear line of site of what was in front of me but there was no cops in site as far as I can see it but alert beeps got stronger as I continue driving. I also assume since alert stay on, I figure it was constant Ka. I couldn't see what ramp Sti was on since it's sitting on the armrest but when the alert got pretty strong, I saw VSP about 1/4 mile a head park on the left shoulder under a bypass. To my best estimation, I was first alerted at least 3 to 4 miles prior to my naked eye spotting VSP.
I'm shocked that it picked up such good alert sitting on my armrest instead of the dash. I really don't know what to make of this. If it's going to perform this well sitting on my armrest, I may not even want to hardwire it.
I'm not a virgin anymore. This is my first save.
P.S. Just like YCTD advised, I should of turned off X band before going into the city. I'm still novice to the RD world, while I wasn't even speeding, I think I probably stomped on my brakes like 10 times because of the false X-band alert. Live and learn.