I don't really want to make this post, but I'm getting more than a little concerned about my V1, and am hoping that maybe others have noticed similiar issues but didn't realize what might have been going on.
Sometimes I run just a Redline and other times just a V1, mounted top/center on my windshield. If I run both at once, the Redline is on the far driver's side and the V1 on the far passengers side and the curvature of the glass angles them about 15* off center. That is, the RL points about 15* left and the V1 15* right from straight ahead.
Twice while running both together the Redline alerted so much sooner than the V1 that it wasn't even funny; I wrote one off as being caused by the different directions they point, and that maybe the mounting was favoring the RL both times...
Then I ran just the V1 for about a month, and now twice in the last 10 days I have encountered Ka where the V1 did not alert until I was within 1/8 to 1/4 mile from the LEO, and when it did alert it immediately went full strength. Both these encounters were dead-straight head-on and the V1 was mounted high center, and both times I had a clear visual on the car before the V1 alerted.
I/O? I don't think so. I have never seen I/O used by the local town police here, and in these two instances the V1 continued alerting until the LEO was out of sight. Did they just happen to turn their radar on at the same time I was approaching? Then how come they never do that when I'm running just the Redline?
Tonight I was running both at the same time; I had exited off an interstate and looped around to the right and was about to cross over the highway when the RL alerted to 2 Ka signals just before I started up the overpass. I crossed over the interstate and was coming down the other side when the V1 went off, and at the same time I saw two LEO's ahead ,and just barely to my right, in a convenience store parking lot.
I immediately called a buddy who was driving right behind me who has a 12 year old V1 that's never been in for a tune up and asked him if his was alerting, and if so, for how long. He said his started alerting before he even got off the interstate...
All the rest of the time the V1 has consistently alerted to the usual known falses along my daily commute, and a month or so ago it alerted to a point-blank Ka Q/T shot which the RL completely missed, so its not like it's totally broken. It's more like it falls asleep some times.
FWIW, tonights encounter was virtually identical to the off-axis C/O Ka tests we did during the Midwest Tester's meet in May, and then the V1 alerted in virtually the same spot every single time, and it was about as soon as I could reasonably expect any RD to alert.
I'll be calling VR next week to send this unit back for a checkup.
Anyone else have any similiar experiences?
(The V1 is a 3.872 purchased new in March of this year.)