I have begun using 480 again to commute to work after a job change. I go from West 130th to near 271.
What is up with the sudden K band "explosions" I am seeing on my V1? At first I thought my V1 (latest version) needed repair but as soon as I headed away from this area it stopped. Also, when faced with real K band radar while on a rural highway this weekend the V1 worked correctly. So I think the unit is fine.
The symptoms are that I'll be driving on the freeway and all of a sudden with NO ramp up, I get a full-strength K band alarm. It usually dies in a second or two, far faster than a real radar gun, or door opener, would.
Does this have anything to do with the new overhead traffic-information signs they put up? Do those signs receive their data by some kind of K band "blast" from a tower every minute or so? Are they large towers that send the data and then go quiet, or, are they small ones that somehow have an extremely narrow radar beam across the highway perhaps?