I'm in NJ right now for the weekend, and on the trip I encountered two NJ staties with their X band radar on continuous. I had my V1 in A mode, and even when passing the cruiser which was on the side of the road, I only got about 4-5 LEDs out of 8 for signal strength. I would have expected X band to max out on the V1, especially in A mode.
This happened with two separate LEOs. Both were running constant on; one was headed northbound while I was southbound, with a jersey barrier between us (so that could have blocked the signal some), but the 2nd one was southbound, with a victim pulled over, and even that one didn't alert more than 5 LEDs or so on the V1.
I get stronger alerts from door openers. Are the NJ X guns (MPH K-55 I believe) low powered? Or do they tend to aim them funny to minimize detection?