So had an interesting experience today with my V1. I had just finished having the V1 hardwired (high), which by the way is the only way to go, and was going through a local small city here in Birmingham. Now, I know for a fact that this city uses K band radar from previous encounters. Well, the V1 started alerting to Ka, and I started scanning for the source.....nothing. Ramp up was mid level. Kept going straight and K started alerting at the same time, all the way to full lock. At that point the Ka went away and I saw a LEO with a customer.
The K was constant on but the Ka was unexplained. Baffled I turned around and was going to see what range on the K I had and see if anything else was there I missed. When I came back, the customer was gone, but the LEO was still sitting there. The V1 was silent as I passed him. So, I turn around again, heading back toward him and bam, instant on K and Ka at the same time! When I passed the LEO I noticed that he was not alone, had someone else in the passenger seat with him.
So, I am wondering if they were playing with their cruiser mounted K and a Ka gun at the same time? Maybe this indicates that the department is switching out their radar to Ka units? Later today I passed through the same route and got another Ka alert from a cruiser which was only mid strength at a distance of only 100 feet from the cruiser. Maybe he had the same Ka gun and left it on the seat? Needless to say I was baffled, and this was my first instant on encounter. Can see why it is so deadly.