Harris County V1 Sweeps??

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Hey all, new V1 user here. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for custom sweeps on the V1 specifically tailored to Harris County and the equipment used here. I see from this thread www.rdforum.org: Harris County Texas Precinct Constable Map and liveries that the primary equipment used here is k band, 34.7 & 35.5 ka band and lidar.

Currently running factory defaults with V1 driver and see it quieting down fairly well already, but I am still seeing so much random x. Is it worth monitoring X in Harris for how little, if at all it's used??

Any other threads y'all know of offhand that would be helpful to the initial setup would be super useful as well.

I don't want to tinker too much so as to unintentionally exclude real threats as I'm first learning, but if there is anything big and helpful that I can eliminate here from the mix in the city, it would be very useful.

Thanks in advance!
 

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PM'd you a profile. Contains everything a V1 needs from settings to sweeps.
 

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Hey all, new V1 user here. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for custom sweeps on the V1 specifically tailored to Harris County and the equipment used here. I see from this thread www.rdforum.org: Harris County Texas Precinct Constable Map and liveries that the primary equipment used here is k band, 34.7 & 35.5 ka band and lidar.

Currently running factory defaults with V1 driver and see it quieting down fairly well already, but I am still seeing so much random x. Is it worth monitoring X in Harris for how little, if at all it's used??

Any other threads y'all know of offhand that would be helpful to the initial setup would be super useful as well.

I don't want to tinker too much so as to unintentionally exclude real threats as I'm first learning, but if there is anything big and helpful that I can eliminate here from the mix in the city, it would be very useful.

Thanks in advance!
Do not use X band in Houston Tx


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@Deacon what would you recommend for custom sweeps? I haven’t used one in a few years and Erick pretty much run his w/o sweeps. His primary threat is 34.7 and I haven’t seen any out of drift stalkers. 35.5 is a strong second.
 

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Is there any 33.8 in the area? Around here they’re not exactly unicorns but very rare. 33.8 gets swept no matter what you do, so any real 34.7 and 35.5 coverage is sufficient.

Is the V1 factory new? If so you should be able to keep a single sweep for 34.7 and a single sweep for 35.5. Here’s an example of sweeps that work well, but honestly that complexity isn’t really necessary:

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You should really be able to get away with a single 34.600-34.850 and a single 35.400-35.600 setup. You should never see something drifting further than that.
 

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Awesome, thanks guys. Yes, she is factory new. I have too little experience to say there is or isn't any 33.8.
 

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You'll find 33.8 from some of the older P8 constables.

The real worry for us right now are the K-band Raptors deployed in the new Tahoes. Those are narrow and hard to detect. You'll want to watch for a consistent ramp up. On the plus side although the K band Raptors are hard to detect they have a limited range so they have to right on you to acquire your speed. They're cooking with K band to blend in with all the K band clutter so you need to be on your toes.

Ka equipped Raptors look like a regular Ka 35.5 so those are cake to locate.
 

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You'll find 33.8 from some of the older P8 constables.

The real worry for us right now are the K-band Raptors deployed in the new Tahoes. Those are narrow and hard to detect. You'll want to watch for a consistent ramp up. On the plus side although the K band Raptors are hard to detect they have a limited range so they have to right on you to acquire your speed. They're cooking with K band to blend in with all the K band clutter so you need to be on your toes.

Ka equipped Raptors look like a regular Ka 35.5 so those are cake to locate.
Ka is very obvious to me so far, and it seems to unquestionably be a Leo, but the K band is still a huge mystery to me. I have yet to see k band be a Leo in a week or so but I know they are out there. Would a narrow scan on whatever freq they are shooting help?
 

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LEOs should be shooting K band around the 24.150 mark so you could narrow the sweeps to opt out of anything K 24.200 or higher. Some door openers are around 24.160 but I'm not sure I'd get it that narrow for risk of missing a true alert.
 

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Would a narrow scan on whatever freq they are shooting help?
IMO, K band is too narrow to segment. The spec on K band guns is either 24.125 or 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz, so an in-tune gun could be anywhere from 24.025 to 24.250. It's highly unlikely you'll see anything near those extremes, but one of my local departments runs K band and has several guns in the 24.168-24.201 range.

It all depends on your risk tolerance and how often you encounter K band. Is the reduction in falses worth the possibility of missing a rare K band gun?
 
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Narrowing K band is obviously a serious user risk. But one of the reasons this forum is here is to exercise and report successes and failures.
Is the ramp up similar to ka Ramp? Or quicker due to limited range? I haven't even come across Leo k yet to go "ok that's what it sounds like vs a bsm or door."
 

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I've encountered 33.8 around Southside Place/West U/Bellaire.. not sure which agency it was.
 

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Bellaire probably, they generally run MPH units. Not sure about West U. They have a reputation but I’ve never encountered them in action. Just the speed signs.
 

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Can’t disable 33.8 anyway.
Nope Harris County P8's shoot that frequency. By the way, P8 changed their livery and now they look like P5s. I wonder if the constable corp is going to all migrate to that white and blue look. They used to all be different which mad "cop spotting" a lot more exciting.
 

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