View Poll Results: SWS - Leave ON or Don't bother?

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  • ON

    3 13.64%
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    19 86.36%
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  1. #1
    Good Citizen
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    Default SWS Poll - Leave it ON or OFF?

    I was wondering what everyone thought on this topic as from various posts I've read, it seems some keep it on and some keep it off. So, lets have a discussion, shall we??

    I am mainly curious that if ambulances, etc in your area use it, with it off it'll just show as a K band not being decoded to show as a SWS.

    I would imagine if thats the case, your better off with it ON so as to know that the K band your picking up is from the ambulance and not a Cop sitting up ahead.

    Some could also argue its worthless and no one used it, so why bother taking up the extra processing power of your radar to bother decoding :shock:

  2. #2
    Lead Foot
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    Default Re: SWS Poll - Leave it ON or OFF?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulRider4Ever
    I was wondering what everyone thought on this topic as from various posts I've read, it seems some keep it on and some keep it off. So, lets have a discussion, shall we??

    I am mainly curious that if ambulances, etc in your area use it, with it off it'll just show as a K band not being decoded to show as a SWS.

    I would imagine if thats the case, your better off with it ON so as to know that the K band your picking up is from the ambulance and not a Cop sitting up ahead.

    Some could also argue its worthless and no one used it, so why bother taking up the extra processing power of your radar to bother decoding :shock:
    I own a 9210 cobra, and around here and most places I've traveled within california and arazona, they don't use SWS technology.

  3. #3
    Banned
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    Default

    SWS went bankrupt years ago. I have never ran into an
    SWS transmitter...ever.

  4. #4
    Lead Foot
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    Default

    is SWS really taking up some memory's, does it affect scanning speed

  5. #5
    Advanced Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiQuiDz
    is SWS really taking up some memory's, does it affect scanning speed
    I would have to say "probably not". The SWS info is modulated onto a regular K-band signal. If they're smart, the detector won't look for the SWS info until K is actually detected, which shouldn't effect sweep speed.

    However, I recommend leaving it turned off, just in case it DOES effect something. IMHO SWS is pretty useless since there are very few transmitters out there..

    Jim

 

 

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