Well yea I just got my used V1 1.7 today, for $150. The unit looks BRAND SPANKING NEW but the coiled cord is frayed in a few spots and the wires are exposed. I just wrapped those couple of spots (about 1/4'' long) with electrical tape. Is this okay, or should I get a new cord?
All that was included was the unit, and the coil cord/ w power adapter, and the windshield mount. Nothing else. Was $150 a good deal?
For now I have been using it on A mode, because I like to pick up all bands, and don't mind muting it really. What do most of you guys run it on?
On the windshield mount there is a little metal bar that connects the 2 suction cups. I removed the little bar because it looked cheap and was just dangling there.. Does it serve any purpose?
Also do you guys unplug the adapter every time? I find it kind of annoying to unplug the adapter from the power outlet in my car. Is it bad to leave it plugged in? I DO UNPLUG the unit itself from the cord, and stash it away, so I'm just wondering if it's bad to leave the cord plugged in.
Lastly I noticed you can adjust the detector on the windshield mount to let it sit straight up, or at an angle. My car is lowered, and it sits pretty low to the ground. I mount it high up near my RVM, but should I give it some angle, or just leave it straight?
Thanks, sorry for all the questions!