i got a PM from LEX and i figured i'd share it with the board so anyone else confused with the v1 settings can try to get some more info here....
ok do me a favor, go here and print this out, and keep a copy in your vette.Originally Posted by LEX
also refer to it when reading this response:
Ok, so every option that has to do with the "K-band Automute" is as follows:
* To enable the "K false suppression", the user must program the "7","b","C","d","E","F" and "G"features as in previous versions.
print this out also and bring it to your v1...
1.Go to programming mode in the v1.
2.go to option 7, then make sure the arrow is pointed DOWN. (it is pointed UP as default from VR)
3.go to option b next, make sure arrow is pointed DOWN.
4.go to option C next, make sure arrow is pointed UP.
5.go to option d next, make sure arrow is pointed UP.
6.go to option E next, make sure arrow is pointed UP (default).
7.go to option F next, make sure arrow is pointed UP (default).
8.go to option G, make sure arrow is pointed DOWN.
--->ok, options b,C,d in that combination of arrows gives you 30 seconds K band automute time (with version 3.826, the one you have).
which means when you get a weak K band signal which is less than 4 dots, in BIG L mode you will not see it period (until its bigger than 4 dots).
in little L mode you will see it and hear it at MUTED volume (i keep my MUTE volume turned all the way down so i personally dont hear it) until 30 seconds is up the you will hear it as normal. in A mode, the v1 will work like you never programmed it period. when on the open highway and away from annoying K band falses, put your v1 in A mode. When in the city, you can put your v1 in Big L mode or little-L mode. remember BIG L mode doesnt show the muted alert or even sound to it. Little L mode will show it for the 30sec's and play it on mute volume then you will hear it.
Regular volume is the knob. Mute volume is the lever behind the knob.
Then for "supposedly" Better RANGE and definately less falsing on Ka and K band, go to option J and put the arrow DOWN. this will disable pop mode which is useless in CA.
you can also go to option 5, arrow DOWN. this will give you more of an alert when you run into Ka band which is your biggest threat.
EVERYTHING ELSE SHOULD BE DEFAULT, SO MAKE SURE U DONT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE AND U CAN CHECK THE LIST TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING ELSE IS AT DEFAULT. (well except for option 1 which is X band which you have disabled but i dont mentioned)
remember to print out that link with the programming info. after playing with this stuff and staring at it long enough, you will get it trust me. its not easy but its definately cool.
hope this helps, take care and let me know how it goes.
ps-special thanks to V1 Dave for helping me understand this whole concept.