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  1. #1
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    Default V1 Junked Alert Out Today On Real Threat

    This sucks my V1 junked out today on a real Ka band threat from an Amherst LEO :cry: I have firmware 3.818
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    I guess you will have to disable the J function or upgrade to the latest version.

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    That sucks.

    On your firmware, I don't think there is a 3.18. Can you check again as to what you have? I have 3.813 (pre-POP - bought in May, '04)

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    Welcome to the club. Sorry to hear it.
    At least this confirms i'm not the only 3.818 that has experienced this.

    If you decide to send it in, hold off if you can. If you've been reading some of the other threads, 3.824 has some issues as well.

    For now i'm working on a BIG list of quirks/problems to give VR a heads up about, and find out if/when these will be corrected so i don't have to ship it twice.

    I consider it "J"ing a real alert a serious issue, but at least the other stuff is minor.
    With the exceptions of some strange quirks i am finding, depending on which combination of settings i use in "L" mode, This thing has awesome performance, especially on ka band.
    I just hope i don't lose that when they update/fix it.

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    Default Re: V1 Junked Alert Out Today On Real Threat

    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    This sucks my V1 junked out today on a real Ka band threat from an Amherst LEO :cry: I have firmware 3.818
    I believe I read somewhere where you can update to 3.819 for free, which is suppose to solve your issue. Here is the link

    http://www.radardetector.net/Info-on....824-1941t.php

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    Default Re: V1 Junked Alert Out Today On Real Threat

    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    This sucks my V1 junked out today on a real Ka band threat from an Amherst LEO :cry: I have firmware 3.818
    I believe I read somewhere where you can update to 3.819 for free, which is suppose to solve your issue. Here is the link

    http://www.radardetector.net/Info-on....824-1941t.php

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    Here is my V1 3.824 story:

    I was driving toward a cop in the median who was using instant on Ka band and my V1 picked it up over a mile away. My V1 kept going off and then stopping because of him turning the Ka on and off. I had 2-3 cars around me and the cop turned on another blast of Ka when I was about 2 seconds away from reaching him travelling about 45 mph. My V1 was showing one Ka at full alert and then it faded away and it did the "J" on the display.
    I knew the cop was real and I had plenty of time to slow down but the "J" still happened. Was this the mysterious "J" bug that is happening with the V1 or was I near a crappy detector that made the V1 "J" it out at point blank range? I have some Ka band videos I made at night and the cops are hiding in the same place where the "J" happened but no problems came about when I was taking video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    Welcome to the club. Sorry to hear it.
    At least this confirms i'm not the only 3.818 that has experienced this.

    If you decide to send it in, hold off if you can. If you've been reading some of the other threads, 3.824 has some issues as well.

    For now i'm working on a BIG list of quirks/problems to give VR a heads up about, and find out if/when these will be corrected so i don't have to ship it twice.
    Can you please guide me to where you read about 3.824 users have had issues? I'm on the verge of buying a brand new V1 but what you just said has me on my heels. Please list any and all info you have, as it is effecting my purchase

    BiGeAsYgUy: I don't have a V1 yet... (^^:shock: ) , does this J alert make a different sound, or a sound at all? Can you turn J off? That's what I would do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelevate
    Can you please guide me to where you read about 3.824 users have had issues? I'm on the verge of buying a brand new V1 but what you just said has me on my heels. Please list any and all info you have, as it is effecting my purchase

    BiGeAsYgUy: I don't have a V1 yet... (^^:shock: ) , does this J alert
    make a different sound, or a sound at all? Can you turn J off? That's what I would do...
    So far, the only reported issues with 3.824 is that the K-band muting doesn't work (#7 and then b, c and d on the programming menu)

    I believe the J mode is only active when POP is activated, so the only way you can turn it off is by turning POP off (not Popov :wink, which is feature J on the programming menu.

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    Well you guys don't really expect perfection do you?

    I think this is a sacrifice the V1 makes. Sort of like the Escort X50 in automode may skip a real alert all-together, but this is rare, and it keeps the dectector quiet.

 

 

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