K band detection on the V1 just continues to amaze me. Thought I would share what happened yesterday as an example. I was traveling south on I-65 from Huntsville back to Birmingham, AL and got a one led K blip as I was passing through the town of Hartselle. Very odd since all state troopers use Ka and I knew that I never encounter K in that area. Something was different.
The K alert got to two dots, then went away as I was going up a slight incline. As I crested it came back stronger, 4 then 5 led's. I backed off and started looking around. Median was clear, shoulder was clear, no on-ramps or overpasses ahead. WTF?? About 1.25 miles from the initial alert I see the culprit: A Hartselle LEO sitting in a parking lot on a road running parallel to the interstate. Now, the 1.25 isn't the impressive part (I have gotten K detection from upwards of 3 miles). What was impressive about it was that the LEO sitting in the parking lot was off axis to the interstate. He was facing with the nose of his vehicle about 45 degrees off the axis of the interstate.
Great encounter. If I wasn't looking off the interstate, there is no way I would have known where that was coming from.