Hi - First post, but at least I did try searching
It's been a long time since I owned a radar detector but was big into the whole scene in the late 80s (anyone else remember how you could pick up CHP units within a mile with a mobile scanner set to certain frequencies because most of them forgot to turn off their mobile repeaters when they got back in their car?) and had a remote mounted front/rear RD back then that I really liked. Unfortunately, that investment went bye bye when I rolled the car about a year after I bought it, but the direction of signal is one reason I went with the V1.
Bought a 3.861 new at the end of March, so still on my trial period. Took a brief road trip out of the Bay Area down to Pinnacles National Monument for some rock climbing late last week in little l mode, pretty uneventful, just a laser alert by the big glowing sign on 101 and a couple YSI X hits along with a bunch of X and K falses. I may yet end up disabling X entirely but I do bounce around on back roads enough so I'm going to have to see a bit more first if I want to kill it.
Here's where it gets interesting though. West entrance of Pinnacles brings you into pretty much the middle of nowhere - the road dead ends in the park, and is a 1 lane track for about the last 7 or so miles and on the way out there's no traffic except people leaving the park. I'm the last car in the parking lot, even the ranger has left. And all of a sudden I start getting 2 weak rear X band alerts every couple minutes for the drive back when there was clearly nothing but a bunch of rocks behind me for multiple miles.
Based on this thread - http://www.radardetector.net/viewtopic.php?t=15206 - I honestly wonder if I was getting the same thing others did on that...the whole searching for Verizon's 1900 MHz network. I was using a Sprint Treo and a Sprint Katana (Sanyo) that had no digital service and kept looking for it. Only caveat is that a. the Katana actually had an analog signal from some provider (why I bought it and brought it along on this trip, for rural regions) and b. I was getting 2 signals, so perhaps both were looking at the same time.
Anyone else have this issue?