Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
June 2002: It's Not Noise If You Have V1
I'm a frequent driver through the Chicago Metropolitan area. It's
clotted with radar signals, from both police and non-police sources.
Recently, coming down US-34 (Odgen Avenue), I came across a thicket of
the non-police variety, door openers from what I could tell. But imbedded
within them was a Ka alert…from Ahead. I was only doing about seven over
the limit, cautious considering the typical of traffic flow, but I'm an
out-of-stater and that makes me easy money for revenuers. So I slowed down
a bit…and low and behold, about 1/2 mile up, there was a hidden Downers
Grove unit doing radar duty.
Great job V-1! But it gets more interesting.
Rolling down the Tri-State Tollroad (I-294), I had V1 still in Advanced
Logic Mode to cull out the non-police distractions. While making haste in
a 55mph zone, V1 alerted me to an X-band signal dead ahead, just strong
enough to light two LEDs. Over the course of the next mile, the bar graph lengthened
to three, then five.
Hmmm, was this a REAL X-band trap? Or one of those "Road
Construction Ahead" signs that transmit X-band? Within another mile I
had a full-tilt X alert. Now I was in the center lane backed down 10 mph
while others in the left lane were flying by.
Bingo! There was an Illinois State authority in the median
"looking" for payees in the left lane, his X-band radar on full
Now, I know some other radar detectors (and some testers) praise their
X-band defeat features. But after this scenario, I cannot understand
anybody not wanting FULL protection all the time! With V1's directional
arrows, I know exactly what I'm up against.
V-1 kicks some serious butt! Thanks for an awesome product!