OK, this may seem like a silly question....but I just finished driving practically side-by-side with a cop for about a two mile stetch. When my car was right behind, dead even, or just ahead of the cop....my V995 was at FULL alert. BUT.....if I only got just about 50 FEET ahead of or behind him....it was at either 4/6 or 5/6, not full.
I couldn't see his dash very well, and tried not to look too hard....but he didn't seem to be activively "triggering"....he was actually talking on his cell phone!
So my question is.....how do radar detectors pick up signal strength, and in what different ways? What I mean is, could the radar be "ON" (like constant-on)...but because it wasn't being "triggered", would that cause a difference in signal strength? Or could the gun be controlled to emit power at a much lower level than if he was actively seeking speeders? It was definitely constant-on radar...but because the signal strength didn't seem to be very strong at all, I'm wondering why I would experience such a huge discepancy.......we're talking in just 3 or 4 car lengths here. :?