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    Hey all, new Valentine 1 owner here. Only had it a couple of days, but so far I'm pleased with its sensitivity and features. Looks sharp mounted up high by my rear view mirror, as well. I hard wired it into the car's electrical system and am very happy with how stealthy it is sitting up there, no cords hanging, etc.

    I have been running in big L mode both highway and city, and get a ton of x-band spikes from junk sources. I've read here of people programming x-band out and I've downloaded the instructions to do so. My question is how safe it is to do this. Do any LEO radar guns still use x-band, or am I good to go just deleting the x-band?

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    Some places still use X band, but they're not all that common. New Jersey state police is probably the best example of a heavy X band user. If you post your location someone will likely know if X is used there or not.

    I run in L mode, and keep X on "just in case". Even though I haven't seen a real X trap in years. You never know when you're going to wind up driving through some one-horse hick town that still uses it.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourth Horseman
    My question is how safe it is to do this. Do any LEO radar guns still use x-band, or am I good to go just deleting the x-band?

    most likely a function of what state/country you drive in.

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    I leave it on since it doesn't bother me much, and I am paranoid. You should be able to (with help from google) find out if police use X band in your area.

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    Good thought on googling for it. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the responses, folks.

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    I like to run with extra Ka response (5) and Bogey Lock tone Mute (A). When you combine these settings with Logic Mode (little L), it will be less distracting when muted. Good luck, you have one of the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw242
    ...Bogey Lock tone Mute (A)...
    I find with my v1.8 V1 that hitting Mute twice will mute the Bogey Lock tones for the duration of the current "mute".

    Just a little tidbit in case you only want to mute the bogey-locks in a heavy false area (shopping center parking lots, for example).
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

    Active Countermeasures: V1 3.858, Escort Redline, Beltronics STi-R+, LI Dual 7.1x CPU/8.7 Heads (front)
    Other/Backup Countermeasures: V1 3.813 (loaned to friend), Beltronics Pro RX65 M4 6.3
    Vehicle: 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
    LEO Toys: Kustom Pro Laser II & III
    Encounters/Saves August 2011: Radar 3/1, Laser 0/0


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    Follow-up question:

    If I program out the x-band will the V1 display x-band hits when not in logic mode (ie. when I'm running in A mode)? Or does turning x-band off turn it off for every mode?

 

 

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