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    ES13Raven
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    Default Other Drivers with Radar Detectors

    If you are driving near another driver who also has a Radar Detector, can that interfere with your own Radar Detection or cause yours to go off?

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    Yes it's possible some times Ka falses are gotten...Belscorts get POP falses around cobra units

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    I read in the new V1 manual that falses from crappy radar detectors can either come on K or Ka band. The manual also talks about the flashing "J" feature and it doesn't specify that "J" will only flash on Ka band so maybe it does it for K band as well.

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    Default Re: Other Drivers with Radar Detectors

    Quote Originally Posted by ES13Raven
    If you are driving near another driver who also has a Radar Detector, can that interfere with your own Radar Detection or cause yours to go off?

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    Yes, they could interfere each other. It is similar to put more detectors to the windshield at the same time: you could get alert (as my experience mainly on K rarely on Ku band) from sensitive detectors because of radiation of the oscillator of cheaper/not well insulated ones.

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    Cobra detectors usually cause a lot of problems.

    x50 = POP Cobra = VG-2 or Ka Full strength
    Whistler 1743 = VG-2 Cobra = VG-2

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    I got a KA false the other day...id say it was another detector

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    According to VR there are four companies that particularly cause POP emissions.

    "The World as it Really Is
    Probably you’ve noticed that many other detectors create false alarms that set off your detector. Hundreds of thousands of badly engineered detectors from BEL®, Cobra®, Radio Shack® and Uniden® spew local oscillator harmonics that are very similar in character to the POP burst used by MPH Industries. Ordinary detectors aren’t clever enough to reliably distinguish between them. V1 has never been ordinary"

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    oh here we go.....

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    OK I'll stop.
    To be fair I just slammed VR:
    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...ghlight=#27460

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    Typically, the older detectors will set off the newer detectors.

    I've been riding with my boyfriend on more then one occasion, and someone with an older detector will set off his V1 (he called it 'leaky'), but I'm not up enough on the technical terms to tell you why. I just know that it happens.

 

 

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