Well as some of you might or might not know I sent in my 3.864 because during our meet I noticed some problems detecting off axis 33.8. My unit got 300 feet in the front antenna and 800 feet in the rear.
Well today I got a call from VR to talk about my V1. I was told they put it though tons of tests and even gave it to the engineers and chamber tested it. They tested it for hours and told me everything was fine. He told me that when testing the front and rear antenna it took 6dB more to make the rear alert than the front on 33.8 which is normal.
I told him that well it might be normal but during our testing that did not happen. He then stated that they don't test off axis I was surprised as anyone when I heard that and told him that maybe they should invest into testing off axis becasue in Michigan we don't have 8 miles of straight highway, real encounters are always over a hill or around a curve. I also told him the the Bel M3 platform beats the V1 at off axis detection. He pretty much didn't say anything to that.
I suggested that maybe it's an antenna design problem and that maybe it should be addressed. He said that it might be becasue they have gotten calls from people in Arizona about the photo vans saying that with the front antenna they will not pick it up until they are right on top of it but with the rear it will hold the signal a lot longer. He said that he would talk to the engineers about this and also about the testing chamber to do off axis.
He told me that he does not want to touch my V1 because compared to new units it's in the top and does not want to mess with it. What I get form this story is people should call and complain more to make them get off their butts and work on the flaws that are still there. Don't just come here and complain call them.