I was almost ready to send my V1 in for service until today. My last few encounters were disappointing, but I believe the short alert range was an off axis issue. Today coming home from a Sunday drive with the family I received a short Ka alert as we were coming around a curve. We were behind a truck pulling a boat in a very rural area. When we rounded the curve the Ka came back this time with 3 bars and shortly after a full alert then nothing. We didn't need it though I could see by the blue light in the distance he already had a customer. By my odometer we received the first alert 1.7 miles away.
There were 2 state troopers with one car pulled. About a quarter mile past them I got another short full Ka alert from the rear, so obviously they were running IO and his buddy was looking for a customer.
Maybe my 5 month old V1 is just fine