Need help with 7, and B thru G
I just programmed my X band Off, item '1' in the programming system. After having read through all the instructions several times, I think I understand most of them..
But, Im still stymied by the ones having to do with 'K' band, and how to program it using the items 7 plus b through G....
What is the point of setting a 'mute' period when the K is first triggered? I mean, if its a bonafide K signal, youre delaying your ability to respond and jam on those brakes. And if its a false signal, as a door opener whatever, it just delays the inevitable. Its only value from what I can see, is that if its a weak signal, and its programmed for a 3 second mute, for example, you increase the chance that this false signal from a building will be driven past before the 3 second, or whatever interval chosen, lapses, thereby decreasing the likelihood that youll be bothered by a false K.
Is that pretty much the idea of why people use it? What does item 7 accomplish? Is it just an easy way to enable or disable all your K band modifications at one time? What about E, F, and G? Do they do for K signal STRENGTH what b, C and d do for signal TIME?
Thanks for clearing this up for me..
7 turns the K band muting on and off completely. The default setting is off. 7 has to be set on (down arrow) for the other options to have any effect. Also, you have to be in small-L or big-L mode. Option 7 has no effect in A mode.
Enabling the K band muting does increase your risk of getting hit with K radar and not being alerted. As long as you leave E and F set to the defaults (off), stronger signals won't be muted, so you'll be alerted to anything serious up ahead.
In addition to b, c, and d controlling a delay, the V1 will override the delay entirely if the signal starts out at 4 dots or more. This way you get an alert of instant-on up ahead, if it's close enough. If you set option E on, this override is disabled.
Also, any signal that exceeds 6 dots (even if it started out at less than 4) will be unmuted, unless you turn on option F.
Option G disables K alerts from the rear. I don't recommend turning this on unless K is not used in your area for police radar.
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you can also leave it in Logic (small L)-- this way K will alert at the mute lever first as oppose to Advanced Logic muting it all together
I think V1 can detect K from very far away, so only alerting at 4 bars still give you enough time to slow down
But here's my question.. Theoretically, one of the advantages of a good, sensitive system, is maximum warning.. By programming it to ignore up to the first 4 signal strength bars, arent we relegating our V1 to second class status? Isnt it like taking a highly sensitive instrument, and willfully relegating it to the sensitivity of a much lesser instrument? And dont we run the very real risk of giving up some possibly much needed warning from a bonafide K band bogey?
Originally Posted by f_399
If however, we set the logic mode to just the small l, then even the first 4 signal bars would be detectable, and audible too, at a lesser volume set by the mute switch.. Since I get alot of K falsing, but not as much as X, and would certainly never think of disabling it, perhaps doing it this way is a very good answer. What do you think?
So, could you give me the program 'switch' combo to do this? ie, to mute K up to the first 4 lights, but to unmute after that? Would it be to just 'enable' 7?
Yes, but then you have your automute delay time to deal with.
Originally Posted by paul e
If you do nothing for this then default is 10 seconds.
Occasionally automuting will break to regular volume before a four or six LED threshold is met and even if your selected time threshold is not over.
I'm guessing that this is because sensitivity is not cut across the board but instead monitored by the computer, so if there is a pulse or brief surge of any kind even while you are still under your chosen threshold then it trips over to regular volume.
But, doesnt 'E' provide a factory default of unmuting at 4 lights and stronger? So even if the factory time default in b, C, and d is 10 secs, if theres a stronger signal than 3 lights, its going to unmute anyway... at least thats how I read it... would this be right?
Originally Posted by V1 Dave
Go here, this should answer all your questions on how k band is affected in L mode with different settings and time delays.
For answers to your programming options, click the programming link in my sig.
Perfect.. Just glanced at it, and I think that should be required reading for every new V1 owner.... Its what Mike should have included.. Great Job. and thanks
Originally Posted by RacerX
Enable option #7 from arrow up to arrow down and change B setting from arrow up to arrow dowm for max muting for 30 sec. No need to change E and F. Make sure you are in small L mode to use this setting.
Originally Posted by paul e