Ok ok, I finally decided to start locking out locations to shut this thing up.
So far I've found it a fairly frustrating process.
First, is the RD smart enough to lockout the position where it saw the highest intensity regardless of when you hit the mute button? Sure would be great if it did. Because trying to lockout when your in the peak is painful and dangerous.
First time around I had it in A mode and I'd pull over when I thought I was in the peak area. That didn't go well at all. I think when I stopped it switched to City and falsed it.
So I forced it into H mode. Overall the detector seems to behave better in H mode. It seems to ramp better to. I stopped pulling over and just hopped Escort was smart enough to record the GPS position of the peak signal. Stopping on the peak position is extremely difficult.
Another annoying thing is I have it STD display (the one that does a single signal intensity accross the display). I want that display so I can see the signal strength the best I'm locking out. Problem is it often stomps out the "STORED" display and I can't tell if I got it. Also when it's detecting a signal it removes the GPS symbol. It sure would be nice to see if I have a GPS lock before I bother. I know the GPS symbol spins if you locked it out. But I'm spending way to much time looking at this stupid thing than I am the road.
It would also be nice if there was a way to "self check" your work or accumulate it. For example run for week (you run in "learn mode") and keep repeating the falses you think you had. Then switch it over to "run mode" and only the ones that got multiple hits should be considered permanent lockouts. This would prevent you from locking out a cop that just so happened to be near by. It also could better verify locations and frequencies. Once we ever get software this can be done offline (i.e. repeatedly dump locations to software and clear each day, then check all the data later and dump a clean list back).
The whole process as it is, doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling that I've done an accurate job.
Oh yeah, I was chatting to my wife on the cell and when buzzy went off (that's the 9500). She had my car for few days a week or so ago. And she said "I hate that thing, I'd take mine any day" (she has my old 8500).