so i have a radar mounting dilema. well, a few of them:
1) on my car the windshield has special coating/film which blocks some of the signal from making it through. however, there are two cutouts designed for radars/transponders as documented here:
one of the cutouts is on the bottom of the windshield and i used to have my radar there. the only problem with that is i have to reach pretty far to mute it or adjust it. so i decided to try and install the radar by the rear view mirror. but the cutouts there are so small that i have to install V1 pointing up: http://photos.jkb.org/v/cars/misc/75..._0901.jpg.html - you can actually see the "cutout" line to the left of the radar.
my guess the radar works best when installed parallel to the ground. how much do i loose by having it installed pointing up? will mostly rear sensor be affected or both?
2) second thing. i LOVE having radar mounted at the botton of the windshield because it is right in the line of sight (and sometime i play music really loud when i drive). but as i said, the only problem is reaching it while driving. so i figured i could get consealed display and mount consealed display near rear view mirror for easy reach to mute/control radar. but then i no longer have the arrows/signal in the line of sight. i wish there was a "remote control" unit Valentine 1 Research would sell in addition to 'consealed display' unit. that would solve my problem. i am not sure there is a question in here - more like a "feature" request from Mike for a new add-on to the V1
3) third thing. lately i been getting a lot of K band hits. they built this real-time traffic info system in bay area and put-up a bunch of sensors which set off my K band every 10 minutes of freeway driving:
however, it only hits the car from behind. you would be driving and all of a sudden your V1 goes off at FULL strenght on the K band with the back arrow. my question is, why do i not get the reflection from the cars in front of me ahead of time. why such a sudden burst?
anyways, looks like i can solve this problem by disabling the "rear K band" alarms via custom programming. i already have X disabled and was thinking of also getting K disabled completely, but before i do that, i'll start with turning off only rear K band alerts. or should i turn off K band all the way? i cant remember last time catching a local or highway cop with a K band radar. anybody from CA here with that knowledge?
4) last one is easy. i read somewhere on the net a simple RJ-11 phone cable would do when it comes to hooking up V1 - is that true? if so, i'll get one to match the car interior
thanks for looking at my silly concerns. will appreciate any feedback at all.[/url]