Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
December 2008: When a Test Turns Into Reality
I was radar testing after midnight on the main road in my town. There is a radar sign
that tells you your speed. Itís on a straight road. I wanted to see if there was a difference
in V1's range with its forward antenna vs. the rearward antenna. To start, I drove far
away from the radar sign, turned around, and started back. As soon as V1 gave me a signal,
I reset my odometer.
I then turned around to let the sign hit me from behind. As the sign gets smaller in
my mirror, V1 is still beeping K band behind, but suddenly the bogey lock tone overrides
and Ka starts flashing ahead.
There is a police station on that road less than a block up, so I figured it was just
a squad car parked outside with its radar still on; happens all the time. But as I pass
the police station, the Ka warning does not move to the side. So now Iím confused, but
stay at the 25mph limit. Suddenly, bam! there he is, LEO sitting pitch black
in a gas station, waiting in ambush. No way my human eyes would have seen him sitting
there in his black unit facing straight into traffic.
Yet V1's eyes always see, night or day. The bogey counter, arrows, and V1's capability
to warn of multiple radar threats on all bands is something you simply cannot get from
any other detector.
Oh, yes, as for the radar coming-and-going test, range was the same front and back.
Thatís truly all around protection.