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    Default What's a false signal?

    Ok, we all brag about our bel, escort or v1 being quiet with false signals. But what is a "false Signal?" Is the doors at the local safe way that operate on K band a false? I know it is but how can we blame any of the top 3 for picking up a Kband signal? :?

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    this is an excellent question and I don't really know the answer. I think it's hard to define. The are so many non-police signals out there. How does a detector differentiate between police K band non-police K band? Is there some characteristic buried within each signal the indicates a non-police signal??


    My office is surrounded by businesses including a shopping plaza with many K band door openers. My V1 shows 7 or 8 threats (K and and X band) while I am parked in the parking lot. My new X 50 only shows 1 K band threat when parked in the same spot. It's got me wondering...

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    Tom,
    That is a very good point that I keep thinking about and Happy continuously swears by the multiple threat display on the X50.
    I noticed that when I had my X50 the multiple threat display never wanted to show more than one and very rarely two threats.
    I would like to see what happens when you put an X50 up against two or three radar guns.
    The tunnel vision antenna on the X50 is quite ingenious however I am still wondering if that could miss a crucial sporadic alert in the distance.

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    Dave, I'll take a few pictures and share them. It's quite a contrast and concerns me a bit. Perhaps the X50 is able to weed out these door openers, perhaps it can't.

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    A false signal is your radar detector doing its JOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V1 Dave
    Tom,
    That is a very good point that I keep thinking about and Happy continuously swears by the multiple threat display on the X50.
    I noticed that when I had my X50 the multiple threat display never wanted to show more than one and very rarely two threats.
    I would like to see what happens when you put an X50 up against two or three radar guns.
    The tunnel vision antenna on the X50 is quite ingenious however I am still wondering if that could miss a crucial sporadic alert in the distance.
    I think it may have somthing to do with V1's glitch on when a cop is going by, it may say 2 instead of one. So maybe its picking up 8, but in reality its picking up 4.



    As for false alerts mean the radar detector is "doing its job"

    Why did they create the big L mode? Thats right, to filter out the falses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    I think it may have somthing to do with V1's glitch on when a cop is going by, it may say 2 instead of one. So maybe its picking up 8, but in reality its picking up 4.
    Hi Sethy Except for the ghosting problem that the V1 is having with the K band I think the count is pretty accurate as you can park in front of a store with two door openers (one in and one out) and it will read it accurately sometimes extras which would be additional door openers at the other end of the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent_Vino
    A false signal is your radar detector doing its JOB.
    Brent, I really hope that's the case.

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    The "falsing" issue is one of the major reasons why I really like the V1 - when it's going off, it's not pulling those alerts out of nowhere. It's really picking up signals that may go undetected with the other 2 of the "big 3."

    My $.02, anyway, since I don't see how that can all really be "falses."

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    What's function number 5? Said something about increasing KA signal? Thanks

 

 

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