New to the forum so I hope I didn't miss this but a search came up empty.
I live in western PA just east of the Ohio border and just north of I-80. I have been traveling via interstate highway in Ohio a lot lately and have noticed a strange type of false alarm that I haven't encountered before.
I have had a Valentine One for about 15 years so I know the nuances of reading it when it goes off as far as false alarms.
Just to clarify, my current V-1 isn't 15 years old. I have upgraded a few times and the one I am referring to is about 8-9 years old. Not sure what version I have though. (how do you find this out by the way?). It is installed on the upper middle of the front windshield of my 2009 Acura MDX.
Around Akron, Cleveland area on I-80 and I-76, I get these strange falses. It goes from absolutely nothing up to FULL BLAST (all bars) in K band. This lasts anywhere from 2 seconds up to about 4 seconds and then trickles down (bars go down sequentially) over about 2-3 seconds back to nothing.
I look around and there is absolutely nothing around that I can see that would give me this type of reading. It doesn't seem to be my car or my cell phone or my cord connection etc. since it only happens on these roads (interstates).
I've read here something about cell phone towers but I don't see any when this happens. I see no ODOT radar signs, no automatic doors, no photo equipment. Nothing. I even read on here that one guy had a Droid phone that seemed to make his V-1 go off. I have a Droid but it would be happening ALL the time if this were the case.
Anyone know what this is?