Alert display

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  1. LouG

    LouG PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Is it at all possible to filter the display so that only K alerts ITB are displayed? YaV1 allows this but only in the filter screen.
    It would remove a lot of visual clutter.
     
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    Sounds dangerous to me, but let me think about the best way to do this.
     
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    What would be the preferred "box" for K-band? I'm using 24.050 - 24.250.

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    I use 24.050 to 24.200 to handle the occasional BSM punch through that's above .200

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    This is purely selfish. Our only K threat is Redflex operating between 24.010 and 24.100. Nothing else matters for us and decluttering the alert screen would be icing on the gateau.
    It's like sweeping K band via the back door.
     
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    NVR2FST PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Just curious! What kind of range can you expect on Redflex?

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    Would an alpha option for K OTB be enough to make ITB threats stand out, or do you really want them gone gone? I'm assuming you've already enabled K OTB mute.
     
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    Not much, on some of the vans around town perhaps 75 - 100m, maybe a little more sometimes if it's on your side of the road pointing towards you (I got >200m on a van on the open road once - but ideal conditions to detect it and it stuck out like dogs bollocks anyway). If it's facing away with no oncoming cars to reflect off, less than that. They've a tendency to put them near intersections or just around bends in town, or long straights / end of passing lanes on the open road.
    The new-pole mounted redflex though - well like laser, you'll get an alert...
    I leave K-band on with GPS speed & box muting mainly as augmentation of the Mk1 eyeball. If I get an alert where I don't normally get one or expect to see one if in unfamiliar territory, maybe time to tap the binders.
     
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    I normally get 100 - 180 metres, have had as low as 80.
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    I'd prefer OTB not displayed, obviously a selectable feature. Not sure what alpha means, is that greyed out?
    Yes, I have K muted up the wazoo, except for 24.000 - 24.100 when over quiet ride, front alert only.
     
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    Alpha is transparency/opaqueness.
    [doublepost=1518149092][/doublepost]I'm afraid to have an option that completely hides signals, so I'm gonna start with alpha options for OTB-muted signals in bands K, Ku, and X. Let's see how that works out first.
     
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    Your willingness to implement user requests is just awesome.

    I would never fully hide OTB alerts, it's just to risky. I like to see every alert no matter what it is so I can determine if it's a threat.

    Could you implement a built in setting where the ignored OTB starts to alert above 5 dots? That is as long as something else isn't muting it like quiet ride. That might make it a little safer then completely ignoring them.
     
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    I can add a punch-through setting for each OTB mute.

    I'm planning a release tonight that includes the following:

    The display option No Priority for ITB/OTB Muted is now No Priority for Muted, and it actually works now. When enabled, muted alerts will appear only in the alert table, never in the priority alert area.

    There are many other new options and fixes that I'll detail in the release. I hope to have profile geofencing ready for you guys to test next weekend (2/17).
     
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    OK, Thanks. I can try that. Great support.
    Just to clarify for others, there is no risk for us in NZ in completely blocking unwanted K alerts. We have one Police force, they only use Redflex K band for camera systems. Everything else is Ka.
    I certainly wouldn't block K band in other places like the US.
     
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    I understand completely. I'm just afraid that someone, somewhere else, could inadvertently enable a feature that completely hides OTB signals, and that could end very badly for them.
     
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    They'll only do it once:eek:
    [doublepost=1518461083,1518461027][/doublepost]Transparency is a good compromise. I've set it to 25%, the false alerts are almost unnoticeable on my phone, apart from the bogey counter.
     
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    Awesome.
     
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    I did a longer trip yesterday, 3 hours each way, the sticking alert boxes thing seems to have been fixed, the alpha works well. But I had the screen auto dimming constantly, checked all the phone and app settings, the dimming feature was off. The only thing that fixed it was a reboot and it hasn't done it since. Go figure.
    Don't worry about it for now Johnboy, I'll let you know if it happens again.
    I'm wondering if these are Android 5 quirks, I'm thinking of getting an Alcatel running version 6.
     
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    Dimmer turning on when disabled is a bug I just squashed. Will be in next release. My apologies. In the meantime, try setting the dim amount to the minimum value for least effect.

    I have an Alcatel 5044R prepaid phone that I got for $15 at Walmart. Came with Android 7.0 and a 5-inch screen. It works pretty well, but I don't use it in the car much because it doesn't have AMOLED screen. Otherwise, it's really decent for a cheapo phone.
     
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    I will add regarding the Alcatel 5044R that I am using regularly, that it does have an annoying nag screen that comes up frequently regarding adding service. It only takes a button and a second screen to eliminate, but sometimes I think it takes over the phone and JBV1 until you respond. I can't confirm however if this is posing a risk or not? Either way, it's irritating when you look down and notice it and you have to get rid of the nag screen to get back to business. I wish there was a way short of getting service to get rid of these nags?? I would imagine that all cheap Prepaid phones do the same.
     
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    Mine isn't doing that I don't think. Is yours in airplane mode?