after two weeks of no action i finally encountered a stationary LEO running K band sitting on the side of I85 South of atlanta and got to compare my new 9500 to my V1. situation - leo sitting in emergency lane "protecting" the workers making the repairs to the interstate. his radar was positioned in his rear window facing oncoming traffic. the first run the V1 picked up the K band signal at 1.45 miles in A mode mounted high with default settings. i passed the officer, exited and went back for another run. i swapped the V1 for the 9500 and put it in Highway mode and approached the leo in the same lane and the same speed and got 1.31 miles of detection. i had previously complained about the ramping up on the unit but it performed flawlessly on this occasion.1-2-3-4-5-6 etc.
its a good thing because it was just about to be sent back. i now have a bit more confidence than before. i was gonna try to make multiple runs with the 9500 in different modes and speeds but the leo swapped for another after one run and he didnt have his radar on.