Custom sweeps on XP

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  1. GeorgeG

    GeorgeG Learning to Drive General User

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    whats the point of custom sweeps (turning off some Ka segments) on an XP? As I understand it on this detector this amounts to custom mutes and does not speed up the detector or improve range because it continues to scan the entire Ka spectrum. Thanks,

    George
     
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    G39x Huntin' Rabbits Intermediate User

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    If you disable some of the segments it will not scan those segments and will give more range because it is only scanning for the bands you have on.

    Edit - Nevermind, I thought it was true segmentation.
     
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  3. Jag42

    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    It just mutes, and is not true segmentation. This makes it better on Ka falsing to.
     
  4. GeorgeG

    GeorgeG Learning to Drive General User

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    Jag42:

    I see that you have the three detectors that I have been considering - the R3, V1 and XP. What are the puts and takes across these three? I was a V1 user for years with a 100% save record but my ancient V1 was not capable of K junk fighter so I sold it after it drove me nuts with falses. I started with an XP because I wanted quiet and was able to save some money. It is very quiet, I am quite pleased with that but yesterday I had a really close call with moving Ka as we both entered a turn in opposite directions (off axis). That's a challenging scenario but it did invoke a code brown. I didn't initially want a phone tether but I saw a test where a V1 with custom sweeps is about as sensitive as an out of the box redline so it looks like it can still perform pretty good and get pretty quiet with my phone/gps. The R3 has awesome range but it's hard to determine its performance once it gets de tuned to be as quiet as an XP or tuned up V1.

    Any input is appreciated. Thanks,

    George
     
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    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    Which one do you personally use?

    Thanks,

    George
     
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    drtoddw Überschreitung der Höchstgeshwindigkeit Advanced User Premium Member

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    An XP is good for urban areas, it's weakness is detecting when mere seconds count. What do you want in a detector. ..pure range on Ka Band, or range that is adequate for most people?

    Lol. @Jag42 is probably the biggest fan of Uniden there is so I'm guessing an R1/R3. Look at any post of his and he usually mentions the Uniden.
     
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    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    R1/R3