When Warning Distance Goes from Long to Gratifying

At a hillcrest, V1 started chirping about a weak Ka ahead. A mile passes, then another, then more still, yet the warning barely strengthens. I’m guessing that a Ka patroller is ahead, rolling the same direction I am. It has to be ahead and moving; there’s no way V1 can pick up a stationary signal … continued


Beyond the Shiny Promise, Uh-Oh!

My V1 Gen2 is superior to my original V1, fewer false alerts. I have two Golf GTIs, a 2003 and a 2018. I wanted a new detector for the newer GTI. A Uniden R7 looks more in-tune with the 2018’s interior design so I bought that. Love the looks, love the GPS speed display and … continued


Another Evening, Another Radar Prowler

For dinner one recent evening I drove 100 miles from Marin to Sonoma County on the 101 N. On the way back, V1 was picking up radar behind us, apparently short bursts of instant-on as an enforcer behind us was zapping oncoming traffic. Four of us were in the car and a woman in back … continued


One More Attaboy for V1

My wife and I were traveling to Ithaca, NY, to visit our new grandson. We live in western NY and drove about 2½ hours east on I-86 before exiting onto local roads toward Ithaca. Now it’s 55 or slower for the rest of the way, with heavy radar enforcement. This day we were pushing it … continued


That Beepy Thing Proves Prescient

My girlfriend used to roll her eyes when I grabbed my V1 out of my truck to take it with us every time we went for a trip in her truck. One day we went kayaking, and since we were parking in a secluded area, I pulled V1 off the windshield and put it down … continued


His Escort Locked Out a LEO

I have never been a fan of GPS lock-outs. Several years ago, a friend of mine had an unwanted roadside conversation with The Man because of lockouts on his detector. I’ve avoided those conversations because I rely on V1’s bogey counter instead. Have things changed? No…and yes. Same location–a dollar store on South Carolina highway … continued


The Old Double-Zap Trap, Deadly as Ever

I recently upgraded to the new V1 Gen2. I had my old V1 for many years and felt that, as technology is evolving, so should my detector. After using this new unit for a few months, I took it on a road trip last week. While cruising down the highway the detector signaled a bogey … continued


Hostiles Out on the Prairie

We decided to make a quick weekend trip across rural Nebraska and South Dakota. Grabbed the V1 Gen2 out of the work pickup and hit the road–it goes everywhere with me. I am so glad. On that 300-mile Friday night, I encountered five Ka alerts and one K, all of which could have been award … continued


V1 Gen2 is Blushing

My girlfriend thought I was crazy to buy a radar detector. Now she marvels at how effective it is. She said, “I wish you were as sensitive as V1 Gen2.” Kim MacKellar South Pasadena, FL


The Deadwood Shootout

Driving to Deadwood, SD, on a family vacation, I was traveling on highway 212 when I encountered a weak Ka-band pulse. I checked the odometer, then bang, the same 34.7 GHz Ka again. In another few minutes it was back once more. Nine miles later, off to the side of the road, was a South … continued


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