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    Default Initial rx 65 setup?

    Mr UPS man just dropped off my detector. Firmware is 4.5. I went into the programming and found KU, SWS, and POP turned off. I turned on POP and left the other two off. I switched to fast power on. Left everything else at the default settings for now. I am curious about the USA vs INTL setting. Reading other posts there seemed to be some concern about the unit possibly not reading far enough outside of the designated frequency that the detector might miss out of tune radars. Anybody know if this has been put to bed yet? Any other reason why I might want to leave it in INTL? Any other programming advice? Now that I have the unit and moved it around in the car I have decided to use a mirror mount shown here ------> http://t-rexsoftware.com/greatlakes/corvette.htm Im hardwiring with an invisacord ------> http://www.invisicord.com/ I just got done ordering these pieces so a report will follow whenever they show up.

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    USA mode will miss very out of tune police radar, but it has a suitable guardband around the center frequencies to prevent that in all but the worst cases. You'll also miss Ka photo radar setups, but those are extremely rare. You'll get much more Ka range with the USA setting though, and for most people, i'd recommend it.

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    Turn on you KU (not that you'll need it)

    Turn on your SWS (not that you'll encounter it)

    Turn on your POP ( it will drive you nuts and you'll be lucky to encounter it)

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    I would turn on the POP see if you get too many falses, I don't, and if that works leave it on. Turn on the KU it takes what another 3 milliseconds. USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Turn on you KU (not that you'll need it)

    Turn on your SWS (not that you'll encounter it)

    Turn on your POP ( it will drive you nuts and you'll be lucky to encounter it)
    Whats the point of turning on KU and SWS...NONE!

    Keep it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Turn on you KU (not that you'll need it)

    Turn on your SWS (not that you'll encounter it)

    Turn on your POP ( it will drive you nuts and you'll be lucky to encounter it)
    Whats the point of turning on KU and SWS...NONE!

    Keep it off!
    Yeah, I would leave them off. They are useless for right now (Ku).

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Turn on you KU (not that you'll need it)

    Turn on your SWS (not that you'll encounter it)

    Turn on your POP ( it will drive you nuts and you'll be lucky to encounter it)
    Whats the point of turning on KU and SWS...NONE!

    Keep it off!
    I agree.

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    Pop is fun as it lets you spot the Cobra detectors out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankyaf
    Pop is fun as it lets you spot the Cobra detectors out there
    Actually, since I upgraded from rev 3.2 to rev 4.5, I only get alerts from maybe 1 out of 10 Cobras, while I used to get about 9 out of 10. If you're running a lower rev than 4.5, I'd suggest sending it in to get it upped.

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    Actually I'm a Canuck so there arent alot of Cobras out there. There sitting on a wall in the local OPP detachement. Also, I bought mine from the dreaded unauthorized dealer so I'm out of luck.

 

 

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