Well, as some know I'd been without a V1 since mine got confiscated in Canada last Fall. I finally bit the bullet and sprang for a new one, which arrived yesterday morning. I made a 500 mile trip with it in the evening. The new 3.826 seems to work beautifully, as I received alerts on each band only where expected. The laser falses from GM brakelights are still present, but seemed a bit reduced. I received one alert that J'ed out as I passed a rest area with no LEOs, but plenty of travelers. Perfect so far I did not receive any POPs, but don't believe it to be in use over most of my trek (mostly NY). The detector was mounted high on the windshield, and I used my bone-stock remote display for about the second half of the trip, including the incident below.
I was following about 1/4 mile (roughly 10 seconds) behind a "rabbit" on a road with some curves and elevation changes (I-81 north of Syracuse, near Adams). It was well after dark. I had changed options 5 and H to add increased responsiveness for Ka and to turn on Ku, respectively. Otherwise, the V1 was as stock. I was running it in "L" mode since my understanding from the manual is that only X is partly filtered in this mode (leaving K and Ka untouched). I got blasted with Ka instant-on from about 300 feet as I rounded a corner. Ka had not even peeped in advance I noticed that even with my increased Ka reporting (option 5), that the maximum signal strength was still one LED short of max (a low-powered gun?). The gun in use turned out to be a Stalker Dual.
At this point I have to assume that my "rabbit" merely woke the LEO up but didn't give him enough time to shoot. That's the explanation I hope for since I got NO warning, just utterly toasted. But, I wonder if any of the above settings might have made a difference (Advanced Logic "L", Increased Ka reporting "5" or Ku band on "H"). Any thoughts?
BTW, the Ku band does seem to work as I received 3 apparent Ku falses during the jaunt. Interestingly, all 3 falses were in relatively remote areas where I had no idea of the source. Anyone know what operates on that band?