New Radar Priorities, New Solution

I have been an Escort user since the days of Cincinnati Microwave. I have had many generations of them and I haven’t shopped around because of my familiarity with the way Escorts work. Then the automotive industry developed these safety devices to blast K-band every which way. Suddenly, long-range detection wasn’t the most important thing. … continued


Looks Like We’ll be a Two-Gen2 Family

My original V1 served me well. Now I’ve had V1 Gen2 a month. Wowza! A quick trip to San Antonio from Fort Worth last week is a good example…just north of Austin on I35 I got a quick beep on K. I quickly got legal while a kid in a Civic blew past me. A … continued


Things That Go Beeeeeeep in the Night

I drive a fuel truck for a living and decided to test V1 Gen2’s range against radar out in the Nevada desert, to see if I could get a really long-range detect, aka, a moon sniff. It was nighttime, so under the cover of darkness I clamped Gen2 to the visor, connected my phone and … continued


Avoiding Tickets for Fun and Profit

When I bought a new Corvette in South East FL, the state and local revenuers felt I should make more generous contributions to the local till. After my sixth ticket in three months, I wised up. I sought out the best detector available–Valentine 1 of course. Immediately I could detect the presence of police everywhere … continued


My Early Beep Couldn’t Save the Friend Ahead

I had my V1 Gen2 mounted for a couple of months when I went driving some northern Wisconsin backroads with a couple of friends. We came up a hill and V1 chirped a single Ka ahead, then steadied at two bars of strength while the posted limit dropped down to 35 right before the crest. … continued


His Chasing Adrenalin Never Got a Chance to Kick In

I was headed to work early one morning along an interstate highway, “Whalin’ down the freeway at just the cruisin’ power,” as Delaware rocker George Thorogood would have it. The local troopers usually run with their radars on continuously, and I’d never seen any of them shooting laser, so running briskly didn’t bother me. I … continued


Once They Find Out…

My wife’s car has a very popular radar detector, just not a V1. We were recently headed out in separate cars for a few errands. She was in front of me. We were talking on the phone. My V1 Gen2 alerted, but nothing from hers for way too long. She almost got stopped; luckily, she … continued


Choose the Right Arrows for Your Protection

I have a V1 competitor’s detector in my SUV, top of that maker’s line. For my Corvette I bought a new V1 Gen2. I’m just amazed at Gen2’s ability to spot directionality of the radar versus the competing model. Gen2 detects at a longer range and the arrows are much more accurate, even though the … continued



V1 Gen2 is Simply Beyond Belief

The V1 Gen2 is my first V1. I immediately headed for the highway to test and within a few odo clicks I decided it was trash; for miles it just kept beeping. Could it be mistaking a collision avoidance radar for a police radar, possibly the one in my own car? As I drove further, … continued