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@johnboy00, Was CSA Range Limiter moved or intentionally removed in JBV1 version 1.6.0? It used to be at Settings>Display>Alert Map>CSA Range Limiter (On/Off) but I don't see it now.

I was about to start a thread to check if I was using the feature correctly. I have the CSA Minimum Alert Range set at one mile, and of course, get crowd sourced alerts more than a mile, sometimes two miles out. The alerts show up on a dark screen with no map at first, and the map pops up once the CSA drops below a mile out. Is (was) this the way the CSA Range Limiter is (was) supposed to work?
Yes, I removed that option because it seemed unnecessary, and maybe I missed removing its effect everywhere. I'll have a look at it this afternoon.
 

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just meant when when get Ka say level 5 ahead place it on the road maybe half mile away so it's on the map like daze alert is all I meant. Anyways sounds like I'm in the minority
I think we are kind of past this but someone might come along later and not know why.

Here's the thing:
I can approach a stronger Ka gun and start getting signals 2 to 2.5 miles away. A 5 on that scenario might be 1 mile from the source.

In another scenario I could get a level 5 signal within 2 seconds because I and the LEO are approaching each other at 80 MPH.

How do you map those two scenarios? The guess would be totally different.
So, if someone sees this guess on a map and the LEO is much closer due to travel rate, radar broadcasting direction, gun power, etc. that would lull people into the very trap that we are trying to avoid.

The app could adjust the location many times per second, but then you are watching the marker move closer and farther constantly instead of watching the road and seeing the situation in real time.

It seems that it would be very tough to guess correctly and reliably. :)
 

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Yes, I removed that option because it seemed unnecessary, and maybe I missed removing its effect everywhere. I'll have a look at it this afternoon.
I agree. I tried using the CSA Range Limiter on a trip over the 4th and it really didn't add anything. I don't believe it was included anywhere other than under Alert Map.

Another question; is there a way to set up JBV1 so I only get a CSA (i.e., VVaze) alert when it's within a mile of my current location?
 

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I agree. I tried using the CSA Range Limiter on a trip over the 4th and it really didn't add anything. I don't believe it was included anywhere other than under Alert Map.

Another question; is there a way to set up JBV1 so I only get a CSA (i.e., VVaze) alert when it's within a mile of my current location?
The range limiter did add something. It suppressed activation of the map until at least one CSA alert was within 1 mile ahead of you. I guess that's what you were used to using for your 1 mile alert.

Most of these type services are queried by a north-oriented box. The minimum range setting controls the minimum distance from the nearest edge of the current box. In order to not have to refresh every second (would use way more data, and you'd get IP banned), the current box is created 1 mile larger than you specify, and data refreshed with a new box as you approach the minimum distance setting on the current box. Also, alerts in the corners of the box are farther away than the distance to nearest edge. This can be a little confusing at first, so I'll probably switch to a more specific range setting, with each alert checked against that range setting.
 

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@johnboy00 . In a future release, can you have a setting specific to Ka that will increase how long it stays grey on the screen after it is no longer presence.

My thoughts are, I need to treat Ka front as IO for 30 seconds longer than K. Normally something shiney gets my attention (SQUIRREL from movie Up) and I forget about that little warning of a Ka possible IO ahead. Once the Ka shifts to rear, then no longer a threat to me. I just fear Ka IO.

Range means nothing once I forget I was warned.
You'd like to see a longer Hold Time (Persistence) setting for Ka signals in the Alert Table? [Edited to add:] Ka persistence different from other bands?
I wonder, @johnboy00, is that something easy to accomplish?
 
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You'd like to see a longer Hold Time (Persistence) setting for Ka signals in the Alert Table? [Edited to add:] Ka persistence different from other bands?
I wonder, @johnboy00, is that something easy to accomplish?
Exactly. I just fear Ka IO, range means nothing if I forget I was warned...
 

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The range limiter did add something. It suppressed activation of the map until at least one CSA alert was within 1 mile ahead of you. I guess that's what you were used to using for your 1 mile alert.
Yes, a "Police Ahead" alert was being announced and was listed on my phone up to almost two miles out. However, the Alert Map didn't come on until the alert was a mile out.

Most of these type services are queried by a north-oriented box. The minimum range setting controls the minimum distance from the nearest edge of the current box. In order to not have to refresh every second (would use way more data, and you'd get IP banned), the current box is created 1 mile larger than you specify, and data refreshed with a new box as you approach the minimum distance setting on the current box. Also, alerts in the corners of the box are farther away than the distance to nearest edge. This can be a little confusing at first, so I'll probably switch to a more specific range setting, with each alert checked against that range setting.
No need to change things and make it more complicated on my account. I just didn't know if I was missing something obvious.

By the way, getting CSA alerts well in advance was very much appreciated coming back through Georgia on Sunday. I've never had so many confirmed laser hits. Georgia's finest were very busy.
 

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CSA's were my biggest surprise when I first tried them out as a new YaV1 to JBV1 convert. :)
 

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Offline mode sounds like having a Ferrari, but removing the steering wheel.
But obviously some people will find it useful.

As for Ka, I want V1 beeping and Porky screaming the instant it's detected. A delayed warning is no use to me.
 
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Offline mode sounds like having a Ferrari, but removing the steering wheel.
But obviously some people will find it useful.
Like being a passenger in a Ferrari, but still getting to warn them of CSA, VASCAR, weather, traffic, heat map (freq and CSA LEO).

I've hated being in others cars, now.... :)
 

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Offline mode sounds like having a Ferrari, but removing the steering wheel.
But obviously some people will find it useful.
People don't get a Ferrari because of its steering wheel. They get it because of everything that's working behind that steering wheel to keep the car going the way it does. They just have to settle on that steering wheel. At least now when that steering wheel is removed, they can run place it with something better that they like more :)
 

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People don't get a Ferrari because of its steering wheel. They get it because of everything that's working behind that steering wheel to keep the car going the way it does. They just have to settle on that steering wheel. At least now when that steering wheel is removed, they can run place it with something better that they like more :)
You mean a Ferrari steering wheel on a Lada?
 

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Or a different steering wheel on a Ferrari without all of the buttons that some Ferrari's have on their steering wheel. It's disconnected and incomplete.
 

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@johnboy00 . In a future release, can you have a setting specific to Ka that will increase how long it stays grey on the screen after it is no longer presence.

My thoughts are, I need to treat Ka front as IO for 30 seconds longer than K. Normally something shiney gets my attention (SQUIRREL from movie Up) and I forget about that little warning of a Ka possible IO ahead. Once the Ka shifts to rear, then no longer a threat to me. I just fear Ka IO.

Range means nothing once I forget I was warned.
I missed seeing this earlier today. Yes, and that's a good idea!
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No need to change things and make it more complicated on my account. I just didn't know if I was missing something obvious.

By the way, getting CSA alerts well in advance was very much appreciated coming back through Georgia on Sunday. I've never had so many confirmed laser hits. Georgia's finest were very busy.
It will make it easier to understand on the user side of things, so that's a win!
 
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