I'm new to the forum and I have a few questions to ask.
First, today I was driving down a city road with a big f-350 in front of me. The truck turned his blinker on and I slowed down, but I found myself tailgating him (not on purpose, really). Anyway, when the truck pulled away from me, my detector (rx65) goes crazy and registers Ka 7 and 8 (instant-on), and I see a police motorcycle in the opposing lane. I wasn't speeding, but it was a scare. Because I was so close to the truck in front of me, did this block the radar detector's "eyes"?
Also, what is meant by low powered radar? Is that similar to the type of signal the road signs emit, because my detector only goes off when it's in sight on a straight road. I've detected radar from up to 4 miles away (Ka mostly); would the detection range differ on a "low powered" radar? If so, how much?