For those interested in setting up custom sweeps on their V1Connection.....
Of course you'll need your V1 linked to the V1 Connection and smart phone before you start.
#1. Select Profiles on the V1 connection screen.
#2. Select the Factory Default Profile.
#3. Select Special on the menu.
#4. Enable Euro mode (the detector mode will change to K & Ka Custom Sweeps).
#5. Now scroll down and select Custom Sweeps.
You will see six custom sweeps with 1-4 selected and 5-6 unselected. To cover the Ka frequencies used here in the US you really only need to set up sweeps 1-3 and 4-6 can be disabled, or you can use them all if you like doubling up sweeps on a particular frequency if you want overkill on that band.
There are really only 3 Ka frequency ranges commonly used here in North America
33.8 Ka.....MPH Brand Radars with a range of 33.7 - 33.9
34.7 Ka.....Stalker Brand Radars with a range of 34.6 - 34.8
35.5 Ka.....Kustom & Decatur Brand Radars 35.4 - 35.6
There are also some rare old Stalker ATR handhelds that operated between 34.2 - 35.2 but these are out of circulation for the most part.
I'm just going to deal with setting up sweeps for the current production radars listed above, but you can use sweeps 4-6 to cover anything you want or leave them unselected......your choice.
Good news.....for 33.8 Ka you do not need to set up a sweep! This band is covered automatically in Euro mode via the Euro POP mode that is always active. The 33.8 Ka POP sweeps detect normal 33.8 radar as well.
NOTE: To cover the complete bandwidth of 34.7 you need to use custom sweep 1 & 2. This is due internal calibration points inside the V1 that do not permit a single sweep to bridge a 4 MHZ boundary between 34.770 - 34.774. No sweep can start or stop within that range either, so you have to sweep around it.
So let's get started. In order to adjust a sweep you have to put your finger on the button and drag it left or right to adjust the sweeps start and stop points. This can be a little frustrating with the small buttons and fat fingers but stick with it and eventually you'll get it right. Don't be surprised that when you save the sweeps that the V1 makes some minor adjustments to your selections.....this again because of internal calibration points.
Sweep #1 - Start point at or just below 34.600 / Stop point at or just below 34.770 (V1 should adjust to 34.770 so long as you are within a few MHZ under......ex: 34.766)
Sweep #2 - Start point at or just above 34.774 / Stop point at or just above 34.800 (again the V1 should adjust the start point to 34.774 if you can only get it within a few MHZ above that number.
Sweep #3 - Start point at or just below 35.400 / Stop point at or just above 35.600.
That's it! Now you can click on the file button in the top right corner and save this as a new profile and choose what to call it.......I called mine Custom Sweeps.
Before saving the profile you can also go back and change other settings such as enabling K-Band muting according to your preferences.
With Euro Mode / Custom sweeps enabled you will get a big C in the display. By clicking on the mode button at the top of the V1Connection display, you can switch to Ka Custom Sweeps which will turn off K-Band reception entirely and switch the display to little c. I like to do this in town where the locals only run Ka.
Here are some screen shots of my sweeps (I plugged 5x 34.7 sweeps since I have a good reason to hate on that band). This was version one so K & Ka (photo) has been renamed to K & Ka Custom Sweeps in the latest firmware update to V1 Connection.