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  1. #1
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    Feb 2013
    SE MA

    Default V1 Degrading Sensitivity?

    Does anyone know of the current V1 version having any loss in signal sensitivity on all bands over a couple or more years use? Since the loss of sensitivity would be very slow, how can an owner know if this is happening besides sending it in for possible service?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Bozeman, MT

    Default Re: V1 Degrading Sensitivity?

    Yes I have, but this was with a unit that had pre-digital temp compensation circuitry. They haven't been produced for years though. Since the change over, I believe the V1s have been steady performers more tolerant of interior temp swings and sun.

    How I would tell would be by knowing the alerting behavior--in areas I regularly travel--primarily to known stationery false of X and K as well as approaches to CO Ka. If observed distances to alerting are compressing over time, I'd send it in formal service check. It shouldn't take long at all.

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  3. #3
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    Feb 2013
    SE MA

    Default Re: V1 Degrading Sensitivity?

    Thanks V G. That's what I would do to get a rough check of the V1s sensitivity. Granted, its not an accurate method but other than sending it back to VR, I guess its the easiest and only way to check.

    With the last few RDs I have used over a couple of decades (they were all cheap ones under $100) I had "sensed" some decay in sensitivity over several years but since the V1 is a "top of the line" RD, I was wondering if they too had this problem . Since I have not had any describable loss that I can determine after more than a year, I look forward to many more with great performance



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