1. ## How much advance from my V1?

I just ordered a Valentine 1 a few days ago and I am supposed to be recieving it tomorrow. Im very excited about it. Just got a question about it. Lets say im driving down a straight road and it is straight for ten miles, along the side of the road there is a state cop backed up against a fence and is shooting radar across the road at an angle. If im driving down this road, about how far in advance is my V1 going to go off before I actually get "under" the radar.
Thanks!

2. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until you reach the radar.

3. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

...that being said...you purchased a top-of-the-line windshield mount detector. It would suffice to say that you will get more distance with your V1 than MOST detectors out there. If he is using Constant On, as you described, then you would LIKELY know he was there before you were close enough for him to get a reading. If the officer is using Instant On...well...I know from personal experience that you've got to learn THAT lesson the hard way. =(

rc

4. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Depending on the frequency I would say anywhere from 500ft to 2000ft warning.
That is, him shooting across the road.

5. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until you reach the radar.
if this is true, why is there a point in a detector? RADAR detecor..

6. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Originally Posted by Camthedew
Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until it senses presence of radar.
if this is true, why is there a point in a detector? RADAR detecor..
Because most cops NOT ALL use radar to right tickets. It's easy and quick. I changed Won Hunglo's statement.

7. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Originally Posted by Camthedew
Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until you reach the radar.
if this is true, why is there a point in a detector? RADAR detecor..
You're not thinking correctly, Cam. How can you detect something that isn't there? That's why, like Won said, your V1 WILL NOT alert until you are INSIDE the range of the radar waves. You have to remember, though, that radar waves are refracted by the very air that they travel through. Imagine this:

Lets say that a radar wave has a shelf-life of 100 feet. The officer is shooting across the road, and hits your vehicle which is 25 feet away. The distance from the officer, to you, and back to him, is 50 feet. Well within the 100 feet.

Now, lets say the distance from the officer to you is 75 feet. Now, the wave is traveling 150 feet round trip. This is stretching its shelf life of 100 feet.

By no means is this illustration literal fact, but you can trust that your V1 will discover and alert to radar waves at such a distance that the radar unit will find the waves to be too "sporadic" to determine a speed when reflected back.

Moral of the story: Slow down when you get your FIRST alert, (because you never REALLY know at what distance his radar is effective) and wait patiently for the arrows to flip and confirm the alert false or valid before resuming warp speed.

rc

8. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Originally Posted by robcollins5
Originally Posted by Camthedew
Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until you reach the radar.
if this is true, why is there a point in a detector? RADAR detecor..
You're not thinking correctly, Cam. How can you detect something that isn't there? That's why, like Won said, your V1 WILL NOT alert until you are INSIDE the range of the radar waves. You have to remember, though, that radar waves are refracted by the very air that they travel through. Imagine this:

Lets say that a radar wave has a shelf-life of 100 feet. The officer is shooting across the road, and hits your vehicle which is 25 feet away. The distance from the officer, to you, and back to him, is 50 feet. Well within the 100 feet.

Now, lets say the distance from the officer to you is 75 feet. Now, the wave is traveling 150 feet round trip. This is stretching its shelf life of 100 feet.

By no means is this illustration literal fact, but you can trust that your V1 will discover and alert to radar waves at such a distance that the radar unit will find the waves to be too "sporadic" to determine a speed when reflected back.

Moral of the story: Slow down when you get your FIRST alert, (because you never REALLY know at what distance his radar is effective) and wait patiently for the arrows to flip and confirm the alert false or valid before resuming warp speed.

rc
I am 100&#37; sure that the V1 can pick up radar before the radar can get a reading.

If you and the radar source (cop using radar) are driving toward each other on a flat straight road, the V1 will start picking up the radar signal long before it is strong enough to make the return trip to the radar gun for a reading.

It is important to note that these perfect conditions almost never happen. But in most cases (not all), even when cops try to setup traps that "hide" the radar, the V1 sniffs it out well before they can get a speed reading.

9. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

Originally Posted by Z1NONLY
Originally Posted by robcollins5
Originally Posted by Camthedew
Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
None. You purchased a radar detector, not a cop detector. It will not alert until you reach the radar.
if this is true, why is there a point in a detector? RADAR detecor..
You're not thinking correctly, Cam. How can you detect something that isn't there? That's why, like Won said, your V1 WILL NOT alert until you are INSIDE the range of the radar waves. You have to remember, though, that radar waves are refracted by the very air that they travel through. Imagine this:

Lets say that a radar wave has a shelf-life of 100 feet. The officer is shooting across the road, and hits your vehicle which is 25 feet away. The distance from the officer, to you, and back to him, is 50 feet. Well within the 100 feet.

Now, lets say the distance from the officer to you is 75 feet. Now, the wave is traveling 150 feet round trip. This is stretching its shelf life of 100 feet.

By no means is this illustration literal fact, but you can trust that your V1 will discover and alert to radar waves at such a distance that the radar unit will find the waves to be too "sporadic" to determine a speed when reflected back.

Moral of the story: Slow down when you get your FIRST alert, (because you never REALLY know at what distance his radar is effective) and wait patiently for the arrows to flip and confirm the alert false or valid before resuming warp speed.

rc
I am 100&#37; sure that the V1 can pick up radar before the radar can get a reading.

If you and the radar source (cop using radar) are driving toward each other on a flat straight road, the V1 will start picking up the radar signal long before it is strong enough to make the return trip to the radar gun for a reading.

It is important to note that these perfect conditions almost never happen. But in most cases (not all), even when cops try to setup traps that "hide" the radar, the V1 sniffs it out well before they can get a speed reading.
In Dj and my testing I was angling the radar 35.5 across the road to shorten the alert distance and make it harder to pick up

All of the detectors alerted before they were in my capture range. My capture range was 700-750 feet.

The top RD's V1,9500IX,STi, v995 all gave plenty of warning to slow before the 750 foot mark

10. ## Re: How much advance from my V1?

make sure to use a rabbit as well

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