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Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome Section' started by jwj356, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. jwj356

    jwj356 Learning to Drive General User

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    I've been an RD user for many years but always with 'low-end' units. Lately I've noticed that I was getting a lot of spurious alerts and they seemed to flow with me in traffic. Researching this I found that they were probably coming from those new-fangled traffic and lane-changing devices. Time for a high-end unit! And that's when I sent for the Valentine. And I found this forum.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Alfa38 Premium Member Beginner User Premium Member

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    Welcome! Let us know how it goes with your V1. Check into the available apps for use with the V1 bluetooth add-on as well.
     
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    LeoGetz14 Seeking CM Utopia Beginner User

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    Welcome to the forum jwj. You most certainly did upgrade when choosing a V1. Alfa38 is correct in recommending you look into combining the detector with one of the apps available. Will enable you to customize your V1, change settings easily and run custom sweeps.
    Recommend you download "WIZE" app and if laser enforcement is common in your neck of the woods ALP or TMG attentuators may be in your future. Stay alert, watch your "six", and let others draw out Smokey Bear.
     
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    jwj356 Learning to Drive General User

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    Do you mean WAZE? By the way my phone is an iPhone.
     
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    LeoGetz14 Seeking CM Utopia Beginner User

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    Yes sir exactly what I meant.
    If you use an IPhone than V1 Driver is the app to use with it.
     
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    HeartDoctor PSL + 5 never more;) Advanced User

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    For iPhone you want the Bluetooth LE dongle and the V1 Driver app. You will also install V1 Connection app to configure the V1. Start at default settings which work pretty well. As you get experience you can customize to your hearts content. While using GPS, the phone will eat battery so for longer drives use a car charger.
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome to the RD Forum!

    Good choice, but I am biased as I have been using the V1 since 1992. The V1LE BT dongle with the JBV1 App has turned an excellent RD with a few minor K band alerts to many into a killer RD with additional CSA sourced counter measures!

    Using any other available counter measures?

    I am the perfect example that old dogs CAN learn new tricks! This Forum is packed with tons of useful information from best detector for where you live and drive mostly (so far there is NOT a single detector that is best for everyone/everywhere), proper mounting possibilities, additional counter measures, fast but intelligent driving habits, and of course @Vortex videos!
     
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    Deadhead1971 “Big Bug Bite” Advanced User

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    thanks for all the fish Advanced User Acceptus Premium Member

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    @jwj356 Welcome to RDF! Plenty of V1 users here, as well as the developers of the great V1 Apps!
     
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    Late welcome to RDF. Good move to get a classic can’t go wrong entry into high end radar detectors. However, there are no unicorns. The industry is in some turmoil dealing with the auto blind spot monitors, and laser enforcement. You are getting some good advice above as you go down the V1 journey.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    The v1 with an app is a very nice Rd!
     
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    Welcome to the v1 crowd, prob wont find any more anywhere else for sure.
     
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    jwj356 Learning to Drive General User

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    Just a few comments. I listed my profession as being "Engineer, Retired" True, but my profession was in the related fields of Radar and Electronic Countermeasures. I've been a member of the Association of Old Crows (Google that) for about 45 years. So, here I am not being involved in the military end, but a consumer. Consider that Cincinnati Electronics was (still is, but several different names since) in the military field, and several of its employees left to found Cincinnati Microwave, and one to go on to Valentine Research. So, I find myself as an EWO (Electronic Warfare Officer) checking for a bogey.
     
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    Funny you mention Cincinnati Electronics. I was trying to validate that name as legit in my memory. I had been typing a sort of historical brief on Jim Jeager and Mike Valentine. Who left there to start CM (as you ststed). As I wrote about that, I thought that Cincinnati Electronics was my imagination, and could not remember the real name. So, got a chuckle when I saw your comment.

    @Jon at Radenso has mentioned in the past, it is hard to find top flight folks in consumer countermeasures space. You want to do some consulting? They are located in the cradle of Radar detector creation. The “Ohio Gigahertz corridor” (my term) that extends just north of Dayton, down to Cincinnati. And if you include 802.11x roots, it becomes a triangle over to Columbus starting with Doug Karl who basically invented what has become “WiFi” (and licensed Giga+ wireless backbone) we see today.

    I always play Cupid when we have shortage, and possible Americans to fill the gap. :angel:
     
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    Welcome to RDF!
     
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    jwj356 Learning to Drive General User

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    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 6, 2018 at 1:14 PM, Original Post Date: Nov 6, 2018 at 1:07 PM ---
     
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    GT4494 Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    The original Escort was built by Cincinnati Microwave..