I own a couple V1's
Some 3.864's and a 3.871
My wife and I took a trip out to Las Vegas from the San Fernando Valley and back and we took my recently repaired/upgraded 3.871 for a shakedown. Please keep in mind I have absolutely NO prior experience using a V1 since I just bought the 3.864's less than two weeks ago.
Now for the juice. On the trip out we picked up over 20+ actual threats with visual. The police were out in force on Thursday 8/7/08 when we departed.
Two laser falses the entire trip. That was it, and they occurred on the trip back today.
*Multiple 3.5 Mile Ka warnings
*ONE Laser scatter SAVE on the 15 heading out from a CHP officer aiming from the shoulder!!!
*NO J'ed out alerts at all, ZERO.
*Over 3 mile K range picking up multiple speed display signs on the 15 east and west
*NO GHOSTS at all even when we were ON TOP of the source (less than 500ft away from cruiser shooting KA)
*Rear facing antenna worked splendidly and I picked up K speed signs for miles after passing them, possibly matching performance of forward facing horn.
Ambient temps were in the triple digits (from 100 to 115F) and V1 was on the windshield the entire time.
I was not taken by surprise by any LEO encounter. If the officer was running radar I knew about it WAY in advance.
So that is my report from L.A. to Vegas and back with a 3.871 unit.
The next time we travel out to Vegas I will bring one of our 3.864's and see how that behaves.
***EDIT: Forgot to mention that the unit was in defaults. X band was on, POP was on, etc. Nothing deviated from the default settings.