I was driving down the highway and i thought i was in the clear when i suddenly see a biker cop in front of me. He was about 250 feet away from me and i started to pass the car in front of me when i noticed. I hit the brakes and on my bel980 I got a Ka1 alert.
When i was passing him, i did not see him hold any radar gun at all. He was just talking to his buddy on the radio. He was facing me when i went past him.
My question is... why did my bel980 only show Ka band strength of 1 and not more when the guy was only about 250 away on a straight road facing me?
Are the guns that low powered?
My other hypothesis was that another cop about .5 miles away might have been shooting and i might have gotten his KA 1 alert.
If they are that low powered, for what range can the cop actually lock me, about 1000 feet?