I was driving on I-40 today with my V1 in A mode, X-off. It wasn't a densely populated area by any means. I am clipping along at a good 10-15 +PSL when I crest a small hill and get a full blast of Ka and immediately see a TN state trooper sitting in a dip in the median. Luckily he didn't light me up, but it scared the hell out of me. There were a line of people in front of me (going the same speed as me), and the road was in a straight line.
I would assume that even if he was shooting I/O I would have picked up some kind of indication that he was there, because why would he choose to shoot right when I get over the hill if there are a bunch of people in front. He was facing oncoming traffic, so I thought maybe he had his rear beam on shooting the other side, but the signal dropped as I was going by, so I knew his front beam was the one running. If he was truly using C/O my V1 is a POS for not picking it up. What do you guys think could have happened?
Later in the trip I see a line of LEO SUVs pulled over with their lights on (searching a car) and got a K warning just seconds before I saw them. I knew it wasn't I/O since they were all out of their vehicles. Could the fact that they were all bumper to bumper on the side of the road affected my reception? Even though the radar would be bouncing off the car in front like crazy?
The V1 worked perfectly on a town LEO running C/O Ka later in the trip; picked him up a good mile before I saw him driving towards us with a concrete barrier between us. (He was on the other side of a divided interstate).
I really hope my V1 isn't screwed up since I will need it for a road trip soon!