Hey guys. First I would like to introduce myself as I have gotten my first radar detector (of coarse the V1) over Christmas. I am kinda noob at this whole radar detector thing so I had a few questions. I can kind of figure out a lot of the stuff myself but I just wanted to check because you guys seem really knowledgeable about this stuff.
Fisrt one. I have been using it for about a week and a half and I have really only encountered 2 cops. Both of the 2 had very simialar warnings. I am still driving the speed limit because I am still a little hesitant towards how well it will actually work. Also on a side note, where I live, all the cops use the Ka band. Anyways, I was driving and then all of a sudden I got full strength on the Ka band. There was no lead up. Then it stayed like that and then disapeared completely. Then about 7 seconds later the same thing happened. No lead up warning. Just all of a sudden full Ka band and then just stopped. My only guess is that this is one of the POP or instant on things I have heard about. On some of the other radar detectors they tell you if it is POP or not, so I just figured this was the case since there is no place for the V1 to tell you it is a POP alert.
My second question. I was wondering if there was a difference between the POP and instant on. And if so what is it.
And last but not least. I read the V1 manual and in a part of it quoted the manual for one of the radar guns and said that a citation should not be issued based on a reading from the pop radar. Has anyone actually gotten a ticket from this and then gone to the judge or whatever needs to be done and gotten out of it for this reason. I was just wondering just in case this happens, since it seems a car has to get tagged in front of me for the radar to go off. It kinda sucks when I am driving by myself hoping there are no cops or the fact that I am usually in front of everyone... :cry:
Sorry for all the questions and thanks for any help you guys can offer. Y'all seem very knowledgeable in this stuff.