I am new here but I've been sorta a lurker for the past year maybe. Every situation I've thought of for why my detector acted the way it did does not make any sense. I really just need an opinion if its a detector problem or some weird freak of nature situation I was in. I am very aware that there are many possibilities.
I have a 9500i-Expert Mode, POP on, Highway mode, mounted high w/Country Joy Crafts mirror mount.
I was heading home down a suburban street, light traffic. As I'm driving, I see the rear end of a LEO maybe 200ft ahead. No alert. I see him so I slow down to the PSL and stop at a stop sign ~50ft from the LEO. I creep foward and right when I do, the 9500i finnally alert to a weak k band. At 20 ft, it ramps up to almost full blast and ~10 ft from him, it goes back down to weak alert and then dies ~10ft later. His patrol car was facing the same way I was but at maybe a 10 degree angle going with the slight curve.
There was light to moderate traffic going down this street. If he was tagging cars going the opposite way, wouldn't it have alerted way sooner?And if he was tagging cars going the opposite way, wouldnt the alert after I passed him stay longer? Especially on highway mode(speed wouldn't affect range/filtering)?
I drive 90% in city so I get these quick weak alerts sometimes and thats mainly it. The 9500i is really protection if I happen to be going 10-15 over. But I dont normally get alot of alerts.This normal? Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate it. This detector may be too quiet...