Weapon of choice - 9500ix (all I have in my arsenal for now. I need to save for more toys )
On the Way to Florida
Only got 3 to 5 alerts the entire way, all were legitimate. Best one was a 2.2 mile Ka Alert in Hills. Another was a 1.7 mile K Alert in an area with plenty of trees. All of the alerts were at least .75 miles in advance of passing the shooting LEO so I'm glad. I'm honestly LOVING how well my 9500ix is breaking in. Its exceeding all my initial expectations (especially after all the tough love this forum has for it lol).
Side Comment: Florida State Police are some sneeky bastards lol. They have some of the highest enforced highways I've seen the entire trip - not necessarily scanning but I'm guessing waiting for the right person to I/Own. They even have the most number of "bald" crown vics and impalas i've ever seen. (No light bar on roof). EDIT: Slicktops (thanks protias) They also pick very interesting hiding spots (under unlit overpasses; ditches; rest area parking lots etc) - making use of their dark front and rear panels.
On that note however, I'm deeply jealous of the 70 mph speed limit Florida drivers have, and the fact most of the public is sane enough to cruise at 80 without being complete idiots.
(another) Side Comment: I-95 is one of the most irritating highways to travel on to get to Florida. Countless soccer mom vans or Chevy Suburbans live in the left lane because they're too scared that if they ACTUALLY LET PEOPLE PASS, they won't be able to get back into the left lane. Safe to say, I irritated the hell out of some people for sneeking in to pass their slow *ss.
I had my Father's Audi Q5 (who's water pump decided to implode (factory defect lol I wasn't THAT hard on it) - Had a rental Audi A4 2.0T that I attempted to beat on. I'll post pics when I get back to Chicago)
Either way, just felt like posting the experiece as its the first road trip I've had with the 9500ix. I'll edit this comment with info about the drive back. Wish me luck guys, drive safe!
edit: btw, idk if this is the right section. I put it in regional because I was gonna talk about experience in each state, but I guess Real Experience might be a more suitable section. If necessary, feel free to move it Mods. Thanks in advance