I have read many posts which members of the board state that radar guns put out the same amount of power no matter what the range is set at. If this is true, how come NJ state trooper X-Band guns are about 1/8 the power of my local town X-Band radar guns? I can pick up my town guns from almost 1 mile away and the signal maxes out my V-1 about 1/4 mile from the cop. When I'm on the turnpike in NJ and I come within 100 feet in front of a cop running radar, I get at most 4 bars. I still detect him with enough time, but how do the state troopers turn their radar wattage down?
In NY, I have the same question with KA radar guns. I can pick up other cops with KA farther away, but not NY staties. WHY?????????