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    Default V1 Strange Behavior

    All of a sudden, my V1 (1.8 no POP) is acting strange. I just realized yesterday that X band is virtually dead. It will pick up the LO from my BEL 985 but only intermittently. It barely responds at all to my radar tester.

    On K band, it is totally missing some K band door openers and motion sensors that it uysed to pick up easily. This is happening with more than one of my usual K band sources so I can't attribute it to a change in one location. And the BEL is picking up these K band sources just fine. I did come upon a real police K band radar and the V1 alerted much sooner than the BEL. But the V1 was still missing some K band sources that the BEL was picking up easily. This is very unusual. It's like the K band is working intermittently.

    The last unusual thing is that the V1 is sending out Ka band warnings in areas that normally are X band motion sensors and door openers.

    I know it needs to go in for service, but I was wondering if anyone has had these things happen to their V1 before?

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    I've heard similar reports from one or two others on the forum but never seen it myself. When the V1 won't alert to a K-band door opener you know you have a problem ops: . Good luck getting it serviced. Hopefully they'll be able to get you back up-and-running before long. It could be as simple as the LO going out of calibration, which wouldn't be a huge deal for VR to tune.

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    It's the on/off nature of K band that is really wierd. I had the K band an old BEL XKR700 quit, but it was not intermittent. The bad thing about that old BEL is that it was hard to tell X from K band audio alerts, they both sounded like chirping birds! So I didn't realize right away that K band was dead. There was still a lot of X band around at the time so it appeared to be working.

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    they are weird things...

    i hope its just a case of adjusting something.... vr will soon fix it!
    i hope it doesnt cost much.....

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    Then I have to decide whether to get the POP upgrade or not......

    GTO_04

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    Default Re: V1 Strange Behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO_04
    ...I know it needs to go in for service, but I was wondering if anyone has had these things happen to their V1 before?

    GTO_04
    I didn't see it mentioned, but did you possibly reprogram your V1? If so, I'd set it back to the factory settings and then see how it responds to the X and K bands. But definitely upgrade when possible. My 2 cents.

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    Default Re: V1 Strange Behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by nomotickets
    Quote Originally Posted by GTO_04
    ...I know it needs to go in for service, but I was wondering if anyone has had these things happen to their V1 before?

    GTO_04
    I didn't see it mentioned, but did you possibly reprogram your V1? If so, I'd set it back to the factory settings and then see how it responds to the X and K bands. But definitely upgrade when possible. My 2 cents.
    Thanks for the info and recommendation. I do have the factory settings right now and no "P" shows up when I power it up.

    GTO_04

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    Default Uh oh...

    No P when powering up? Yikes!

    Good luck brother. I'd get a spare to use while I send in the V1 to VR for an upgrade.

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    Default Re: Uh oh...

    Quote Originally Posted by nomotickets
    No P when powering up? Yikes!

    Good luck brother. I'd get a spare to use while I send in the V1 to VR for an upgrade.
    I forgot to mention I have the non-POP version 1.8. If it shows a P it means the factory settings have been changed.

    I do have a backup, a BEL 985. I had it on this morning then powered up the V1. The BEL went nuts on K band for about 60 seconds, even after I powered the V1 down. Eventually the K band warning stopped and it seems to be ok now.

    GTO_04

 

 

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