So I left my Valentine up on my window for the past few days, due to the fact that I got tired of taking it down and putting it back up when the car doesnt seem to get hot hot like in the summer.
I have it mounted behind the tint strip, just high enough so that the forward antenna is slightly below the strip, so range would not be affected at all. The fact that the detector is behind the strip, must reduce heat by at least a little bit, I am nearly sure.
Anyways, the other day I was driving on my street and I got one "brap" of Ka band, then it was gone. Never came back. It was pointed forward as well, and I didnt see any speed signs, LEOs, or anything. I also was alerted to many K band alerts where I dont recall getting them before.
My question is...did and/or could the heat and sunlight somehow ruin my V1? I dont think it could but please help me clear my head haha.