I just had the occasion to drive from Ontario, Canada to Miami. What a fantastic experience with a great detector. Being from the Police state of Ontario where the police are generally fanatical about not using RD's it was a breath of fresh air.
It was great to have the detector mounted properly, hard wired and high on the windscreen. I would guess it increased its range by at least 10 percent from where I have to keep it while at home, probably more.
Fantastic to watch the police use their equipment while trying to be undetected. Fantastic to have my detector alerting several seconds before the cars around me and picking up several distant fairly short bursts of I/O. Not once did it let me down. From NY troopers hidden back in trees running Ka to West Virginia troopers hidding around corners in hilly terrain, to SC troopers hanging out in the bushes.
I know there are better detectors on the market now, but the STI did a great job. Thanks Beltronics for making the first undetecable RD, one that never let me down in over 22 hrs of driving. Can't wait for the trip home!!