First, I have a V1 3.872. The unit is about a year old.
Here's what's happening. My commute recently changed. I began using 480 in Cleveland, OH after not using it for years.
There is a stretch a few miles long, where I will be driving along and get sudden blasts of K band alert. No ramp up. They last 1-2 seconds and the alert is gone. They are usually FULL strength, but even when they are only 4-5 bars, they are still sudden. Never a ramp up/ramp down.
When I leave that area, the K band falses go away. I have encountered two real LEO using constant on K in the past few weeks. On one encounter, there was a small bend in the highway, I got about 1 mile of warning I'd say. Second encounter had a severe bend in highway plus a valley, and I got maybe 0.3-0.4 miles of advance warning.
I posted about this on the regional forum, and one person suggested maybe it was the Safety Warning System. Is that how SWS works? Short K "blasts"? Any way to confirm it's SWS? Since this is a common area for me to drive, does it make sense to consider a detector that can decode SWS instead of making me think its an LEO doing an Instant On attack on my car from close range? Like maybe a 9500ix?
I've really loved the V1, this has been my 3rd one over the years, but with the change in commute it might no longer be the best choice. K band is used around here, and right now I have it turned off because its just too annoying to get blasted every 30 seconds. Useless.
Could it just need a tune-up by VR???