I just got a whistler 1744 from a friend who no longer needs it. He never really learned how to use it, and lost the intructions for it. This is my first radar detector and i've tried to read around to learn how to use it, but I need a more detailed guide for my own model.
Mainly I don't know what the display letters mean on it, or what settings I should use. I've learned that K, Ka, and X are different signals from cops, but thats about it.
When I first installed it it was always showing Ka, with a blinking 9 and no sound. After playing around, I think I have got it set to the first city setting. Now it idles with the display showing "V C", and every now and then it will pop up with "X 1", or "X 2". I haven't ran into any cops so I don't know what would happen if I did. I have no idea what the V stands for, but I assume the idle C is for the city setting.
EDIT - Well now whenever I turn my car on, the display goes through the testing (showing all letters) then "C 1" blinks twice, then it it shows "Ka 9" and blinks. No matter where I am or where I have the detector it just keeps blinking Ka 9. I've tried changing the city settings, but when I hit the city button nothing happens.
If anyone has this model and could give me a better understanding on how to use it, or know of a good site where I could learn please post it.