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  1. #1
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    Default New Valentine1 modes "U" and "u" - d

    Hello all !

    First I wanted to say hello to all in this interesting forum !

    I have a question to my new V1 (just got the brand new model 2 days ago.)

    In comparison to my old V1 which I had for a few years I apparently don't have anymore the "A", "L" and "l" modes...instead of them there are now only two remaining, completely new modes "U" and "u" available.

    Can me somebody explain the difference between these two mode settings ? On the Valentine1 Homepage and in Google I cannot find any information about these modes. Also there is no information in the manual.

    What I found out by myself up to now is, that the "U" mode seems to be more or less same to the old "A" mode...gives normal alarm including false alarms. The "u" (small U) seems to be a very promising setting. When i set "u" mode, all false alarms on my well known roads seems to be gone, also while driving in cities, what caused massive false alarms in the past....now silence. :shock: :roll: niiiiiiiiiiiiice ! Today on a fixed radar the V1 warned me same as the old one has done in the past. I'll see in the future, how this setting performs in radar threat detection in real life...however, false alarm filtering seems to work more as well...


    Data to my new V1:

    I didn't write down the firmware number. Should be a 3.9xx or something like this (my old V1 was 2.695)

    I have - when I check my serial number @www.valentine1.com - the most recent model.

    I activated all bands incluiding X and KU Band which are not used here in switzerland as far as I know (I know I could deactivate them...)

    I also activated the "EURO Mode", which should configure some special setting for europe.

    regards Accordr

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    U and u are the modes available when you turn Euro mode on. They are similar to A and L modes in regular mode. There's a post somewhere on here that explains their purpose but I haven't found it yet. EDIT: Here it is: http://www.radardetector.net/viewtopic.php?t=3346

    In short, U mode sweeps Ka (Photo) and K bands. u mode sweeps Ka photo band only. So if K isn't used in your area, use u mode.

    As far as I know the latest firmware is 3.825. If yours shows a newer version, please post so we'll know!
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    well you obviously know how to re program the v1

    because you have activated the euro mode the A and the logic modes have gone! because your in the euro mode setting not the normal v1 mode!

    its on this forum also its found on valentines website http://www.valentine1.com/lab/MikesLabRpt3.asp

    just incase you change something which you didnt want! like muting rear alerts etc

    here what the euro mode does


    i hope this helps you understand the operating modes of the v1,

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    These was real faaaaast and helpful replies to my questions ! thank you very much ! I really didn't find any infos to these modes...and i also used the search function here before I posted my question...but I maybe used the wrong search terms...

    Accordr

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    if you cant find your answer just ask.. there is always someone on here who will know.

    there is no other forum like this on the net......

    i hope you enjoy the forum and your v1......

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    jimbonzzz is one of the electric gurus on here...... he wired the v1 up to a laptop... an made sofeware for it!

    mike valentine posts on here but he's not posted since he registered

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    When I have X-band and Ku-band enabled and reprogrammed it to Euro Mode does it still alert to those frequencies or is it just sweeping K* bands?

    Thanks
    Andreas

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    as far as i know, if you activate the x band i dont think it will scan for that in euro mode!

    just k ka and ku band if enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblaster
    as far as i know, if you activate the x band i dont think it will scan for that in euro mode!

    just k ka and ku band if enabled.
    Ok, I had Mike on the phone today: EURO mode leaves Ku band activated (if you previously activated it) but disables X-band detection.

    - Andreas

 

 

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