Hello. I purchased a Valentine 1 back in late 2009 and the unit has saved me many times, and always seems to work perfectly. However, as of the beginning of December 2010, the unit has been giving me random K signals. I read the Construction False thread and that does not seem like what I am experiencing.
At about the start of December, I started experiencing full strength Ks on 161, right before the Sunbury road exit, here in Columbus, OH. At first I thought it might be cops on the road, but this is now a daily occurrence. This is an instant full strength K, with the arrows being very unpredictable. A second later, the signal is gone and the device goes quiet. A few seconds up the road, it'll do it again and then just go quiet. This will continue until Sunbury is behind me. Sometimes, while at the Sunbury Rd. light, I will pick up 2 Ks at full strength and same as before, the arrows will either go nuts or they'll be unpredictable (not the same the each time I sit at the light), and they're gone as quickly as they come. I have checked this road for every possible source and I have come up with absolutely nothing. The only thing that gives me a signal is the grocery store, and I do not typically pick it up until I am right beside it. What I am getting now is something completely different.
Today, I made a little different trip and went down 270, past the airport and into Gahanna. I had never experienced falses here before, but like 161 and Sunbury, I got full strength Ks that would come and go, and this occurred all the way from 161 to the Hamilton Road exit (quite a long stretch). This really peaked my curiosity and I started looking for the source, and the only thing I could notice, were what appear to be traffic cameras on some of the signs. As I would pass these signs with these devices on them, sometimes the detector would go off, sometimes it wouldn't.
Has anyone else in the Columbus area been experiencing this, or has anyone else had a similar situation and can tell me what would be making my Ks spike? These spikes occur regardless of whether or not I am in A or L.