Figures the day I buy the detector I haven't encountered a police based radar/laser signal for 2 weeks. With this being the case I have no idea if its functioning at full sensitivity as the only test subjects are known falses.
This is my first detector so I apologize for the noob questions in advanced. I've noticed that when passing the doors it doesn't alert until I'm almost right beside the door or if I'm 25-35 feet away it alerts to nothing. I'm guessing its due to the door radar being aimed at the ground and the detector is not facing the source.
The gas station I pass daily is a good example, drive past it and no alert but as soon as I turn in and the detector faces the door it goes ballistic (half strength to full). Also my work has an X band door, driving about 60 feet away parallel no alert, turn the car to face the door and it goes off at around 30% strength.
I have it on Highway Mode and have turned GPS filtering off for the tests. I guess my real question is it normal to pass automatic doors at a reasonable distance and get no alert?
Mainly paranoid that this thing isn't functioning properly