Bigalinwv had some questions about the Valentine One and the theory that it parks on a Frequency after taking an initial alert. Also, Bilybob wanted to see some reaction time testing of my new V1 (3.872) in the various programming modes.
So I hooked up the radar and went at it. Unlike the detailed test from last year, I decided not to bore you with an hour long video to pin down the actual numbers..........rather, this is a collection of (3) vids just to show you in general how these detectors behave in different settings with respect to response time.
The first vid demonstrates the "parking" characteristic of the V1 on Ka band and shows how impervious it is to K-Band QT's with POP enabled. The next video checks out the Valentine with POP disabled and then Ka Guard turned off. And finally, the last video is a demo of the Bel RX65 and Escort 8500/X50 (both S7 models) using some different settings.
I'll post the vids just as soon as each completes the upload to YouTube.
Edit: As other members have indicated, "parking" is not entirely accurate in describing the V1's behavior during the 10 or so seconds after taking a Ka alert since it continues it's sweep in search of other signals......so a better term was necessary. GTO_04 came up with a good one..........TKO (Temporary Ka Guard Override). Seems like an appropriate description of what happens during the 10 seconds after an initial Ka alert. Kpatz also has some very good insight on perhaps the real reason why the V1 holds a particular frequency in short term memory after taking the initial alert.