I just made a 1200 mile trip over the weekend, from central TN to central MO via I-24 / US 60 / I-55 / I-270 / I-70.
I've been using the 9500ix for about a month and a half, and this was my third long trip.
It seems like the ix will alert very strongly when I'm approaching a K / Ka signal, and then the alert becomes very weak as soon as I pass it. As an example, several times I passed LEO's with customers on the side of the highway; sometimes they were facing the same way I was going, other times they were on the opposite side of the highway facing towards me. Regardless of which way they were facing, I got the strongest alerts when approaching them, and the signal quickly diminished when I passed them.
I realize that in-car radar can be pointed in any direction, but I rather doubt that it was facing rearward in all the cars that I approached from behind, and facing forward in all the cars that I approached from the front.
I drive an extended-cab pickup and have the RD mounted just above the rearview mirror, and there is no tint band on the glass.
So, I guess my question is this:
Is this just a normal case of the RD having better sensitivity facing forward? I'd say the forward detection distance was over twice the rearward distance, and maybe ever three times greater. Also, most of these encounters were in fairly hilly areas.
PS, I sure wish the 9500ix could tell me where / what diretion a threat is!
PPS, there sure are a $h1tload of red light cameras in St. Luis, MO, and it sure is annoying getting warned of them when you're on an interstate highway.
RLC warning is now disabled.