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    Default Why is my V1 alerting!!!!!

    I have had my V1 for about 6 weeks. Works great. It goes crazy in a shopping mall (duh!!). It is very consistant in that I will get a quick alert on the freeway when passing cetain side road businesses. It has been very predictable with 2-3 J outs.

    All of a sudden 2 days ago I am getting x band right in front of my house and within several blocks of my house. Also on a short canyon/rural stretch I got some signals (k also I think) which is several miles from my house. I have NEVER gotten a signal in either of these locations before. There were NO LEO's present.....I am absolutely sure.

    What could this be. I don't want my V1 going off when there are no dangers.

    Thanks for any input...

    DH

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    Automatic door openers at stores/shopping malls operate on the same frequencies as police radar (X or K band). So detectors do pick these up. City mode (L mode on the V1) helps somewhat.

    As for getting an X hit in front of your house: did you add anything to your house recently? In particular, anything with a motion sensor such as an alarm system? Some motion detectors operate on X band. How strong a signal are you getting in front of your house?

    What mode do you run your V1 in? A, small L, or big L? Big L offers the most filtering on X band.
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    Is there any other traffic around you? Other detectors emit radiation at certain harmonics that are identical to police band radar.

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    My Genie Intellicode garage door opener emits X band.

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    You can get alerts like that from other radar detectors in that particular area at that time where you got your X and K band alerts.

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    Thanks guys....

    I have changed nothing at my house.

    I guess some neighbors might have changed garage door openers...but they have to be in use correct? But like I said this just started happening 2 days ago. From my house to about 1/4-1/2 mile away I get 1-3 lights and sometimes multiple hits (2-3)......its like someone in the area is playing with radar......maybe from aircraft....I'm close to Point Magu.

    The V1 is definately working. Lit up full Ka band on the freeway and I started looking around. Finally way up ahead CHP was pulling over someone in front of me.

    DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty howie
    I guess some neighbors might have changed garage door openers...but they have to be in use correct?
    No, they do not have to be working. I can pick up a signal sitting in the garage or driving by but just one way. I have mentioned this before and Roy and Jim were surprised that my opener emits X band but when I moved in 98 I took the opener with me so it emitted X band at my old house as well.
    Also a lot of things use X band, we have a trail that runs for several city's and at some street crossings there is a double X band motion sensor that turns on yellow caution lights if someone is coming to the crosswalk.
    Fortunately we don't have to put up with X band falsing as we have X off in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V1 Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty howie
    I guess some neighbors might have changed garage door openers...but they have to be in use correct?
    No, they do not have to be working. I can pick up a signal sitting in the garage or driving by but just one way. I have mentioned this before and Roy and Jim were surprised that my opener emits X band but when I moved in 98 I took the opener with me so it emitted X band at my old house as well.
    Also a lot of things use X band, we have a trail that runs for several city's and at some street crossings there is a double X band motion sensor that turns on yellow caution lights if someone is coming to the crosswalk.
    Fortunately we don't have to put up with X band falsing as we have X off in CA.
    Dave

    I'm in CA also

    Are you saying you that you programed your V1 not to alert to X band at all???

    DH

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    Yes, shut that succa off! X band has not been used in CA/NV in probably 20 years. Careful in Oregon though.
    I don't know where you live but here in the drone zone I have K band automuted at all eight LED's as well. Unless I am bombing around town as all of our local LEO's use K band so I just simply switch to A mode (overrides all K band automute settings)

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    Quote Originally Posted by V1 Dave
    Yes, shut that succa off! X band has not been used in CA/NV in probably 20 years. Careful in Oregon though.
    I don't know where you live but here in the drone zone I have K band automuted at all eight LED's as well. Unless I am bombing around town as all of our local LEO's use K band so I just simply switch to A mode (overrides all K band automute settings)
    I appreciate this info. I will check the manual on how to do this.

    But I might want to see for myself that no x alerts are real threats.

    Are you absolutely sure.......... :wink:

    Thanks,
    DH

 

 

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