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    Default RX65 continues to impress... (BEL Please read)

    I have had my RX65 for about 3 weeks now, and I am very impressed so far. I had a Whistler Pro 58 for about 5 months before I got the Bel, and a Radio Shack POS for several years before that. I chose the RX65 because everything I researched about the "big 3" said that the RX65 has the best range and sensitivity without too much falsing.

    It definitely has good range, but I have only had 1 LEO encounter so far (Ka). What impresses me the most is the increased filtering capability. I drive in the same areas a lot and I would get X and K falses like clockwork in certain areas. With the RX65, it has filtered out about 80% of the K and X falses that I normally saw.

    I ran with X band disabled for the first 2 weeks, because I am 95% sure that the LEOs in my area do not use it (PD use K and CHP use Ka). Since I was getting such good results with K band filtering, I decided to turn X back on to see if there was improvement there too. There definitely is! There are still a few falses, but not nearly as much as with the other detectors.

    I have not had a Ka false yet, and I have POP on! No POP falses either.

    The only thing I would like to see from Bel in the next firmware for the RX65, is a City mode for K. I don't want the sensitivity lowered, but maybe a visual alert but no audible alert until 3/9 or so. There are just too many automatic doors now that use K band. At least give us the option of having K in a highway sensitivity or a city sensitivity.

    I have tried having Ku and SWS on, but I have not had a SWS message yet (does that work anywhere in the US?) and I have not had a Ku false. Good to know that I already have the ability to use Ku if it does end up coming to my area.

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    Default Re: RX65 continues to impress... (BEL Please read)

    Quote Originally Posted by ES13Raven
    The only thing I would like to see from Bel in the next firmware for the RX65, is a City mode for K. I don't want the sensitivity lowered, but maybe a visual alert but no audible alert until 3/9 or so. There are just too many automatic doors now that use K band. At least give us the option of having K in a highway sensitivity or a city sensitivity.
    I agree with this idea! Definately alert after 2/9 or 3/9, and automatically alert upon short bursts ala "Instant-On"

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    I also have to agree.

    How hard would it be to implement a feature in software that allowed for the sensitivity of each frequency to be customised?

    I would love to be able to customise my K band so that it only alerted above 3 bars. With this I would never have to hear another false ever again. Yet will always pick up any real danger due to having a stronger signal. .

    BTW I have a 995 located in Australia

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    I have had two instances where the SWS was activated. It was kind of neat. One was a fire truck and the other an ambulance. Not a lot of places have the system in place. It is generally in major cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    I have had two instances where the SWS was activated. It was kind of neat. One was a fire truck and the other an ambulance. Not a lot of places have the system in place. It is generally in major cities.
    Is there information online somewhere that tells you what cities do have SWS?

    I tried searching Google, with no luck.

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    Default SWS

    Is there information online somewhere that tells you what cities do have SWS?
    There are no cities/states that have implemented SWS that I know of, the company that makes the transmitters have gone bankrupt

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    i used to have SWS along with ku band enabled on my v995. when i turned them off, the detectors performance was slightly increased. the normal door falses i would get came sooner (by maybe a second or so). this is becuase the LO doesn't have to scan for those areas and can focus on the radar bands that you will most likely see. i doubt we will ever see ku in the US and if we do, i'm sure it'll be all over this board before you know it. if i were you, i'd turn them off so your detector can scan more quickly.
    heres a thread where jim cleared this up for me --> http://www.radardetector.net/viewtopic.php?t=5223

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    the reason for the high sensitivity and no alert adjust is because when you encounter instant on you may get only a few beeps simlair to falses before you get targeted and then its full alert and too late to brake!

 

 

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