Anyone here have a lot of experience with crappy, leaky detectors? I'm curious how strong the signal leak of something like a Cobra is. What band does it register? How far does it travel, and how strongly does it register on the meter of a good detector?
The reason I ask is an encounter I had today. I got a Ka hit on my V1 while travelling down the highway. It rapidly went to full strength on the meter, and constantly showed as coming from the rear. And it STAYED there for about three miles! There were no police cars following behind me. After not seeing any police cars, I honestly thought my own radar gun had somehow turned itself on or something, because it was THAT strong and constant! Now, in retrospect, I suspect it was just some idiot with a Cobra travelling along side me. There were four or five cars immediately adjacent to me during that entire trip, so it could have been any one of them. But would just a leaky detector throw off that strong of a signal?