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


Two is Trouble

My local LEOs have been strapping speed-detection units to utility poles around town. They leave them up in an area for a few weeks and then move to a new location. Of course, my V1 Gen2 picks these signals up long before I reach the spot. You get used to these locations and can easily … continued


Worth an Even Longer Wait

After waiting through the backorder period for V1 Gen2, I was eager for the first test drive. As soon as I pulled onto the main street near me, “beep, beep, beep.” I looked all around and could see no source. No wonder! Two blocks ahead there was a “your speed is…” apparatus facing the opposite … continued


Plain-Clothes Enforcers on the Prowl

Driving through Phoenix last night, my V1 started up and wouldn’t quit, showing three Ka sources behind me. I slowed to a fair approximation of the 65mph limit. V1 kept up the annoying alarm for over 5 minutes and I was beginning to think it was on the fritz. I could see headlights behind but … continued


The Trust is Back

Thanks to Gen2, I have my beloved V1 back again. I’ve run the original V1 for twenty some years, upgrading a couple times along the way, but all the clutter in recent years made it nearly impossible to separate the threats from the noise. This new Gen2 is so very quiet that I questioned if … continued


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