(I'm trying to keep up with Suf Daddy with all the pictures )
I probably don't get out enough and certainly don't road trip like I used to. My detector use is limited to "around town" stuff only, I rarely have the chance to see how the V1 or X50 performs on the open road which is a VERY different scene, VERY different.
I traveled up to Rochester NY (from Boston) two weekends ago - had a fantastic ride on the NYS Thruway. The highway was generally in excellent condition but the roadway was littered with NYS troopers in the morning. Few sightings on the return trip. The area around Albany is absolutely peppered with those annoying K band drones.
I was running way early for my midday rendez-vous in Rochester so I slowed things down, made several coffee/tinkle stops and took a bunch of fotos of the police bagging people. It appears most/all of the troopers have lidar and Ka band in their cruisers. They appear to work in teams of 2 - 3 vehicles. I saw this theme repeated multiple times between Albany and Roch. Loads o' cops in the AM !!
The V1 road is amazing on the open road. I was picking up Ka alerts several miles before seeing the cruiser - - both instant-on and CW modes. I usually get a Ka alert around town only seconds before seeing the LEO. Not the case in NY.
The team works very short distances apart and appear to keep flipping direction via the center median to confuse drivers (with detectors). So, without the directional arrows and bogey counter of the V1, users of lesser detectors could be in for a big surprise thinking there was only a single Ka source. ; ) I think Mikey refers to this as the double-zap trap. It's quite effective, really.
I'd also like to say a big "thank you" to the NY troopers for using Ka exclusively 'cause I've rarely witnessed a Ka false with thie newest V1 model.
Here are a few shots of me and the V1 crusing with "diplomatic immunity":
Some bad boy in a brand-new black Audi with VOA plates passed me doing a buck or more a few seconds earlier - - I couldnít get the camera turned on quick enough to catch the dark silhouette disappearing into early morning light. He was the only hi-flyer I saw on the entire journey.
Family grabbed early in the AM:
First double zap trap:
Reality check-in for Ms. Civic: "WOW, I coulda had a V1 for a lot less than the price of this ticket !!"
Who's ever heard of a Suburban being used as an enforcer??
Double zap trap (He was shooting me with lidar, kindly alerted me to his presence a few seconds early courtesy of his Ka unit. I shot back):
Another stealthy Suburban (snicker):
This guy was a real piece of work. The boy was wandering from lane to lane, no turn signals, kinda weaving around and well over the PSL, of course. This was the weekend that the troopers were waging their "aggressive campaign" on I87 against drivers doing all of the above. This boy could have been their poster child for doing all the things they say they donít want others doing. What hypocrisy :roll: What a crock!
Smooth sailing on the return trip:
Tickets must be crazy-expensive in NYS. We heard of that person getting a ticket (70 in a 65) for $200.... un-good. Can't image the tarriff for cruising along at 80+ Distance each way was 370 miles. Made it home in 5.25 hours in moderate traffic. Nice ride, I look forward to doing it again.