Today I made the ~50 mile trip from dayton ohio to cincinati ohio to visit the valentine1 warehouse and left with a new radar detector. I'm fairly new to the scene as i've only had one other radar detector and it was some cheapie that i threw out years ago as it wouldnt pick up anything useful.
For the hour drive home I had the radar hooked up and about every 30 seconds to a minute an alarm would go off for either the K or Ka bands. They scanned pretty much every direction at some point or another. That was in the "A" and the "L" settings (half of drive in each). Unfortunately I didnt see a single cop so I'm pretty disappointed as I didnt get to see how well it does. All I saw was false alarms i guess?
Spent the rest of the afternoon hard wiring it up just left of the rear view mirror. I might tweak the position a little bit more as I get used to it more. How it is now it is hidden behind the light blue windshield shade. I'm not sure how much it will effect the reception but I do like how it is more hidden from view.