I got clocked at 65 in 45 last night at 1am on an expressway. The weird part is that my V1 didn't make a beep. I have it programmed in the following way:
- X band disabled (feature 1)
- K band is muted for 10 seconds (feature K, E, F, G), lowercase-L mode
I asked the cop to show me the radar and he did (wanted to see make/model). The radar had on it:
by U.S. Radars
It looked pretty old and was last calibrated sometime in April of '05. I went to U.S. Radars site and saw that current Phantom they are making is using K-band. My questions are these:
1] did older phantom radar use X band? this would explain the silence of my V1
2] if it did use K band, it is quite possible that because my K band is muted i simply didn't notice the lights
3] the expressway was pretty empy in both directions - maybe there was no advanced warning because he wasn't pointing it at any cars?
i'll try and get a lawer for this ticket and fight it, but i am more worried about making sure my V1 is programmed properly. one thing i will definately do now is drive in A mode around town and use lowercase L for freeway. but should i:
A) turn X band back on? here in bay area X band goes off every minute
B) bump b,C,d down to 5 seconds from default 10?
when i go to court, can i get my lawer to request info on radar so i would know for sure if it used K band or X band?
sorry for such a long post... just want to make sure i dont get busted like this again. the sad part is, expressway turns into 55mph just a two lights later.