as some of you know i got a handheld k-band gun for my tests of the V-1 modes.
Well i was playing with the handheld in my truck and my V-1 was doing some strange things which i wanted to share for comments.
When i triggered the gun, the V-1 went crazy, (which it better), but here's the weird thing.
While parked or moving if i triggered the gun to the front, it would show 1 or 2 k band hits on the bogey counter, occasionally flashing 3. Now i'm thinking the rear antenna is picking up signals, and thinks it's another source. this could explain why on an occassion or two the counter has shown 2 hits coming from 1 moving encounter.
However, if i triggered it pointing towards the rear of my vehicle, and hold it, it starts at 1, then goes to 2 or 3, then sometimes 4 (i even got it to show 5 once or twice) and also shows a ka alert, flashing the k as the strongest.
I don't know why it does this, but this could explain people who have gotten the wrong band id's.
Now here's where it gets stranger.
i borrowed my old 8500 back to compare this to.
With the V-1 off, if i do the same test, the 8500 shows only 1 k band alert. (yes, it's in EXP meter mode).
Now, with both on, i can get the V-1 to not only show the same as above, but with the 8500 next to it and on, it also shows the ku light. strange.
the 8500 still only shows the 1 k band hit. this test is easily repeatable.
Now with thew V-1 off, i put the 8500 in the mode that shows the band frequency. it would show 24.157 (maybe 24.156) and occasionally show 24.126 (maybe 24.127). either way it shows some slight differences in my vehicle. This would go to show that using band id for a particular gun doesn't work so well. here's why. If i take the 8500 and handheld to my buddy's truck, the 8500 shows 24.150 no matter which way i would face it or move it. and when switching back to EXP meter, it still showed only 1 band hit.
Now since i'm concealed, i didn't want to take out my V-1 to test in his vehicle.
Anyway, anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this? Professor?