I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to radar detectors so maybe someone can help me out.
I've had my Whistler 1788 for 2 months and it has never really detected anything. I am in PA where only state troopers on state highways can legally use radar. I have traveled the PA turnpike a number of times in my 2 months of ownership and I have gone by many state troopers and those electronic speed signs that tell you what your speed is, and I have had maybe one alert the whole time.
Is this normal? It will pick up what I have deemed "phantom" K-band alerts a lot, but they never go beyond 1 on the alert level and never when a trooper or one of those signs is in the vicinity. Same with Ka and Pulse, but much fewer alerts. Rarely a VG-2. Never an X-band or Laser alert.
I'm just worried that it isn't working. My friends 5 year old detector goes off on not only the same state troopers I drive by, but those electronic speed signs and automatic doors, etc. well before he gets to them, which makes me think mine is fubar. And I know it's not my windshield or placement since his detector worked fine in my car in the same location I place mine.