Why not to run more than one...
Well I just received my RX65 (Software v6.1) to play with.
Now I know All about running detector with detector. Dont go there.
In running my Bel 970LR I get hit with 24.068-.098GHz on the Tech mode with the Bel RX65 operating within 3-4ft. Next I ran the Valentine 1 (software 3.819 no POP) with the similar issue, K band warning.
Anyone else have this issue? The K band hit runs roughly 5-7 minutes of getting a signal for 3secs then going away and repeating.
I hear that others have ran their units, just surprised that I have not seen this with others running a X50 w/ RX65 or Valentine.
They must have changed the LO in the RX65 compared to the older 985. The 985 causes an intermittent X band alert on my V1. I can disable the X band on the V1 to take care of that, but I find the BEL desensitizes the V1 by about .2 miles on Ka 34.7 GHz. The V1 has no effect on the BEL though. I confirmed this by multiple runs at a speed trailer with both on then with them on one at a time.
Put a 795 in a car with another RD and it goes nuts!
FordFocus05 did a great video showing the interference between a V1 and a Bel985 and a Cobra. It really drives home the fact of this topic.
And, it even goes much further than just one detector cauing another to alert....
Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
I'm going to have to retract what I said earlier about the V1 not affecting the BEL. It did today, big time! And the BEL affected the V1 big time. I am even more skeptical than ever about running two RDs at the same time.
Today I was running the 985 and the V1, this time V 1.8, at the same time. I encountered a K band radar (Decatur Genesis) on an adjacent residential street. The V1 picked it up at long range and the BEL was totally silent! No warning at all. And I know the 985 works great on K band normally. I made another pass at the radar, with the V1 off and the 985 on and it picked up the K band radar just fine.
Now for the second part. I encountered the infamous 35.2 GHz Stalker gun. The 985 alerted to it, although not at great range. But the V1 was totally silent, even at point blank range! Again, I turned the BEL off, powered up the V1, and made another run at the radar. It detected it at very long range, longer than the range I had with the 985. I did have POP mode off on the V1. Maybe it was J-ing out (suppressing) the 985 so it did not even reporting the radar. I have been at point blank range with this radar with V1.8 before, running without the BEL and with POP on, and it did not J out.
So my conclusion is that the RDs do affect each other, and much more than I previously thought. I could run the V1 1.7 with the 985 and the results would be different. K band did not seem to be affected on the 985 and Ka band was slightly affected on the V1 at 35.2 GHz. At 34.7 GHz, the V1 alerted a little bit sooner than the 985 most times, but later than the 985 other times. The effects of the RDs on each other are not predictable.
Absolutely. It's more than just false alerting. It also affects sensitivity and the alerting function.