So I have a 1.8 w/POP
what should i do with it and let me kno how.
So I have a 1.8 w/POP
what should i do with it and let me kno how.
First, excelent choice in radar detectors, I think you will be really happy. Have you had expirence with radar detectors before? If so, becoming accostomed to the V1 will be fairly easy. If not, it will be a bit differnet at first, but you will adapt. If you are new to radar detectors don't start driving as if you have impunity to law enforcement, at least until you learn to interpert the alerts it gives, and possibly add some laser countermeasures. Second, you need to know what radar bands are used in your area, if you don't know I am sure others here would be happy to tell you. You should look in the speed trap info section. My settings are as follows:
1 down--Turns X band off
2 up--Turns K on
3 up--Turns Ka on
4 up--Turns Laser on
5 down--Causes Ka alerts to ramp up faster, given them an even greater priority if you have other bands giving a simultanious alert.
6 up--Ka guard on, this helps reduce false alerts from cheap detectors. It recognizes self test patterns, and will ignore them. With this off, your detector will constantly have Ka falses. Some say that their detector has blocked police radar with this feature enabled, but when it does so i will display a "J" in the bogey counter. J is supposed to indicate that the Ka signal you recieved is just anothe detector. I haven't had a J yet, but I would treat it as a possible cop.
7 down--Enables programing for auto mute of K band.
8 up--Lets your mute volume be set by the control lever (recomended).
A down--Makes your bogey lock tone (BLT) alert at muted level when mute is activated.
This B,C,D combo will cause the unit to automaticly mute each K band threat it recieves for the first 20 second it tracks the threat. The idea is for driving in areas very polluted with K band door openers. It is helpfull for determining falses, because you would normally not have a false alarm that stays with you for that long (unless you are stoped in traffic). Also, you have to be in logic (little L) or advanced logic (big L) for this feature to work. I normaly drive in A mode because I have X disabled, but if I am driving in a very polluted area, I switch to logic mode to get some K band filtering and enable auto mute.
E down--K band alerts stay muted at 4 lights.
F up--Unmutes Strong K signals that reach or excede 6 lights.
G up--Having this option down would mute rear K threats, I prefer up.
H up--Ku band off, this band is approved, but not used in the US.
J down--POP off, POP is not used in my area, so I have disabled this feature.
U up--Euro mode off, Euro mode tunes the V1 to specific frequencys (I belive only on Ka band) for are friends across the big puddle. Don't turn this on if you live in the US, you would lose valuble protection.
I forgot to mention, the monunting. I would recomend puting the unit high on the windshield, just under the tint band. You will probably end up to the left of the rearview mirror. Though, some can mount above the rear view, and still be below the tint band. Also, I would deffinitly hardwire the unit. If you need help with this search the forum for other posts regarding this matter.
I would NEVER turn any band off or change the default settings until you completely understand how the V1 works.
Once you are very comfortable then you can start to make changes. Only, and only if you know with 100% certainty that you will never come across a band such as X, you can turn it off.
In New Jersey, X is used by LEO's and the numerous traffic light changers and door openers. I can't turn X off even if I wanted. Even if I was certain no LEO used X, how could I know with 100% certainty I will never come across a LEO using X? I don't.
I'd leave all bands on and make changes later, much later.
"5 down--Causes Ka alerts to ramp up faster, given them an even greater priority if you have other bands giving a simultaneous alert"
Only works on the LED's not volume.
"A down--Makes your bogey lock tone (BLT) alert at muted level when mute is activated"
Be very careful when disabling the (BLT) as you are throwing away your warning to a real gun on the same band buried within an initial false alarm.
Also many people do not realize that you can simply eliminate a bogy lock tone in process by pressing the mute button twice.
Most people choose the maximum 30 sec and wish VR would make it longer, b down, c,d up
"G up--Having this option down would mute rear K threats, I prefer up."
Using section (7) is going to mute rear K threats anyway.
Most people will not choose this feature (arrow down) but it is nice because sometimes you break your chosen delay time or signal strength LED's threshold while passing automatic door sensors, after breaking either threshold with a front or side arrow and the strongest K band signal goes to the rear antenna (G) automutes all eight signal strength LED's.
It's as if your passenger hit the mute button for you.
What about POP? If certain bands are not used in your area why have them on? To someone that may be new to owning an RD, tons of alerts would only serve to confuse them. As far as other programing is concerned, whats wrong with increasing Ka responsivnes, or enabling some muting options that can be overiden simply by switching to A mode. In 6 years of running an RD with X band enabled, I have never come across a leo using that band (in my area anyway). So, I eventually decided to disable protection I don't need.Originally Posted by nascar
With your experience, then yes make changes.Originally Posted by bigb3500
I am only suggesting to know and understand how the V1 works fully before messing with all the settings. Especially for someone brand new to radar detection and the V1.
As far as POP goes... leave it on unless you feel it provides no value.
I have POP on and so far verified every single radar alert I have received on my daily commute. I have had a few laser alerts that appear bogus but it just goes to show me the level of sensitivity the V1 has.
My X50, that I thought was great, didn't have near the range I am seeing now.
whats the benefit of takin a band off?
Do u gain anything if u do?
Depends on what bands:Originally Posted by biketsai
X-Less false alerts in the city (to door openers etc etc).
K-Again less falsing in the city & Tickets. :wink:
Ka- Tickets. :wink:
Honestly IMO X-band is really the only band in the U.S. that you should even *think about* turning off, and often, I don't personally advise people to.
(Also 'POP' if you consider that a 'band')
(Also SWS... doesn't apply to the V1)
(Ku: which in the States you dont need to worry about)
As far as turning off one band (say X) to increase your K/Ka bands, not really going to help at all... so no real advantage other then the aforementioned.
Your post in this thread,
"My X50, that I thought was great, didn't have near the range I am seeing now" with the V1.
is music to my ears.