I bought my first radar detector back in august, went all out and bought the V1. I believe it is the 3.851. I've noticed on several 2+ hour long trips to and from school, all through the twin cities, up and down major free ways and highways that I get hardly any warnings. Probably around 1 in 10 cops I see actually set off the radar. I don't know if this is because the wide majority of cops aren't running radar, or my V1 just sucks?
I have the V1 mounted high on the windshield using the hardwire kit, so no wires are visible other than running up the windshield to the headliner. I'm also wondering if it has something to do with my vehicle (93 grand cherokee) but I don't see how that could affect K and Ka bands. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't laser the only form that is used by aiming directly at either a headlight or license plate, or something similar? If you need to see a picture of where i have it mounted, ask and I'll post, but its mounted exactly where the rear view mirror SHOULD be, but isn't because of vibrations created by my stereo :wink:
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I would think they're running their radars more often. it seems like every time I've decided to try and hurry somewhere by speeding, I got ticketed for it. Now that I have the radar, speeding or not, its like the cops just aren't scanning. Do I maybe have a bad detector?