So I'm running through the Nevada desert tonight on I-80. and I'm on a long straight stretch that runs 30 miles. It is pitch black outside, and little traffic - I mean 1 car every couple of miles, in both directions. So I am cruising along at 90, then realize my closest rabbit is so far ahead, I can barely make out the taillights, probably 2 1/2 miles ahead. My thinking is, I need to reduce the gap somewhat, just to be sure, so I crank it up a bit more.
Now comes the fun part. My Redline alerted to Ka ahead, and it alerted for a second, then off. So I figure, 'great, he just pinged my rabbit'. But then, it alerted again, perhaps 10 seconds later. The signal strength was still down-scale, so I knew it was not close up. Another I/O blast, another 10-15 second delay. This happened 5 times, then a final pause of 10 seconds, then one more I/O blast, then off. Each time the signal was getting a bit stronger, but then back to a long period of silence. So I figure that last one was finally my rabbit. Remember there is an enormous gap between myself and the 'last' rabbit.
I can see a single car coming opposite direction and think, 'it must be him', and wait as he passes. Nothing. Another mile and a half and I see an overpass ahead that crosses over the railroad tracks. Now I'm thinking this guy is parked, and sure enough, on the other side of the overpass in center divide sits a NHP car who lights up my Redline.
So I was afraid my rabbit was too far ahead, and turns out there were a bunch of rabbits ahead of him, all in range for Redline to pick it up. This took a LONG time from start to finish, and I'm guessing close to 4 miles, and on the other side of an overpass to boot.
Makes up for my post yesterday when the unit did not alert to the CHP car 50 feet away.