is there a manual?

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I am a noob on this app I have had the v1 for about 2 yrs and just got the android dongle to try to silence some of the false alarms. I have some questions. main one being is there a manual to explain what all of the settings do in this great app?
1 does this app alert your for red light cameras or speed cameras? if so how do you set it and does it have a database for them or do you have to input it yourself?
2 can i turn off alerts if im going under a certain mph?
3 is there certain frequencies that are false alerts that i can block out and how do i do that? does anyone know what frequencies are false in ny?
4 i was looking through some of the settings, is there something that users can alert other users of police or speed traps in the area?



sorry for the question but like i said im a noob lol
 

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Cool. Now I can respond more fully! (Weird 420 character limit in PM's at the moment)

Here's what I tried to send you earlier:

It is of course JBV1 that I was referring to. :) Once I tried it, I uninstalled YaV1 and haven't looked back! YaV1 was the first, and some of it's original work helped form other apps so there's not as much of a learning curve if you've played around with YaV1.

JBV1 alerts to both red light cameras and speed cameras as well as combo cameras. There is a database that JohnBoy00 updates pretty frequently. It's also possible to import them yourself, but I've not found an issue with the database that is provided. There are customizable alerts for many things including cameras.



Alerts can be set to the muted volume at a fixed MPH or map-related MPH with fallback to the fixed value when the map has no data.


There are two methods to deal with falsing frequencies. For Ka-band, You can define both Custom Sweeps and Boxes. For K-band, you can define Boxes. A basic "box" example is that a legitimate K alert might occur at 24.150. A box that is set from 24.145 to 24.155 will allow a full alert in that range while an alert at 24.160 would be muted right away. (Don't use that example as is. It's too basic for real use)

We all can help you over in the JBV1 section and I believe we now have to ability to export our setups to some degree which can make all of the setup way easier than it used to be.

The changes and updates to JBV1 are so frequent that a good manual has not been written I don't believe. As I said, we will be glad to help you out!


As for question 4: Waze is still the go to app for sending reports. You will find the CSA options really handy though. :)
 
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Cool. Now I can respond more fully! (Weird 420 character limit in PM's at the moment)

Here's what I tried to send you earlier:

It is of course JBV1 that I was referring to. :) Once I tried it, I uninstalled YaV1 and haven't looked back! YaV1 was the first, and some of it's original work helped form other apps so there's not as much of a learning curve if you've played around with YaV1.

JBV1 alerts to both red light cameras and speed cameras as well as combo cameras. There is a database that JohnBoy00 updates pretty frequently. It's also possible to import them yourself, but I've not found an issue with the database that is provided. There are customizable alerts for many things including cameras.



Alerts can be set to the muted volume at a fixed MPH or map-related MPH with fallback to the fixed value when the map has no data.


There are two methods to deal with falsing frequencies. For Ka-band, You can define both Custom Sweeps and Boxes. For K-band, you can define Boxes. A basic "box" example is that a legitimate K alert might occur at 24.150. A box that is set from 24.145 to 24.155 will allow a full alert in that range while an alert at 24.160 would be muted right away. (Don't use that example as is. It's too basic for real use)

We all can help you over in the JBV1 section and I believe we now have to ability to export our setups to some degree which can make all of the setup way easier than it used to be.

The changes and updates to JBV1 are so frequent that a good manual has not been written I don't believe. As I said, we will be glad to help you out!


As for question 4: Waze is still the go to app for sending reports. You will find the CSA options really handy though. :)
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Cool. Now I can respond more fully! (Weird 420 character limit in PM's at the moment)

Here's what I tried to send you earlier:

It is of course JBV1 that I was referring to. :) Once I tried it, I uninstalled YaV1 and haven't looked back! YaV1 was the first, and some of it's original work helped form other apps so there's not as much of a learning curve if you've played around with YaV1.

JBV1 alerts to both red light cameras and speed cameras as well as combo cameras. There is a database that JohnBoy00 updates pretty frequently. It's also possible to import them yourself, but I've not found an issue with the database that is provided. There are customizable alerts for many things including cameras.



Alerts can be set to the muted volume at a fixed MPH or map-related MPH with fallback to the fixed value when the map has no data.


There are two methods to deal with falsing frequencies. For Ka-band, You can define both Custom Sweeps and Boxes. For K-band, you can define Boxes. A basic "box" example is that a legitimate K alert might occur at 24.150. A box that is set from 24.145 to 24.155 will allow a full alert in that range while an alert at 24.160 would be muted right away. (Don't use that example as is. It's too basic for real use)

We all can help you over in the JBV1 section and I believe we now have to ability to export our setups to some degree which can make all of the setup way easier than it used to be.

The changes and updates to JBV1 are so frequent that a good manual has not been written I don't believe. As I said, we will be glad to help you out!


As for question 4: Waze is still the go to app for sending reports. You will find the CSA options really handy though. :)
thanks for the quick responce
this is pretty much what i want to do
I dont want to loose the reliability of the radar, meaning i dont want to customize so much that i loose any real alerts that are possible but would like to get rid of alerts like shopping centers , some toll booths and areas i go through which always go off with no real cops around.
what do you think the best way to do this is?
for example if on my way to work it always goes off at a certain spot what is the best option to get rid of that alert?

like i said im new to this so i understand what you mean by the box, so should i just look at the band and frequency and box it? or is there a way to kind of gps that area ? and how would i do this?
also do you know what frequencies are false ones and which are real ones in NYC? is there any info on this?
also i dont really know what a custom sweep is can you explain?
You talked about k and ka band but what about x band, what is the best way to cancel out these?
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also what is a csa?
 
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Alright! We've got some good new for you based on what you are wanting!

I'm going to start with the default setup of JBV1 on my older phone so that I can follow along with what you'd see.

What you are wanting most is "Auto-Lockouts" and it is a fantastic feature. I have had over 3,000 lockouts on JBV1 but right now I'm at 1,370. I will start with this one feature and let you get that set up first. Then we can delve into some of the other stuff.

Fresh install JBV1:
Click-> Menu / Settings / Lockouts
These should already be enabled-> Auto Lockouts, K-band Auto Lockouts, and X-band Auto Lockouts.
If that is true, leave it all on defaults for now.

Here's what this does:
You start driving the same direction each day and you pass the local CVS store with K-band door openers. The first time you drive by JBV1 remembers the signal's location and frequency and keeps track of it. Same for all the other signals you encounter during that drive.
4+ hours later you might drive the same route in reverse. Nothing will change in your experience yet, but now JBV1 is verifying those same signals.
Another 4+ hours later you drive the same route again (either direction, parts of it, etc.) and JBV1 will have learned these locations. Some / most of them will automatically be muted for you. Set your muted volume to a comfortable level and enjoy the drive. :)

Locations are remembered as long as they continue to exist. If the signal is missing at that location a number of times in a row, the lockout will be deleted by JBV1.

For me it's a self-managed system. I never modify, add, or delete lockouts (except when I reset the 3,000+ lockouts for fun). I just let the system do it's thing.


How are you doing in getting JBV1 connected to your V1? Hopefully a bit easier?
I'd suggest that you not worry about boxes or custom sweeps at the moment. Let's get this first process going and work from there. :) You might have good luck running your V1 in "Full Logic" (Big L) mode at first.

CSA stands for Crowd Sourced Alerts. It alerts you to sightings of LEOs much like Waze does, but up to 3 miles ahead of time (instead of Waze's 0.5 miles) and honestly with a bit more stability. We don't talk about it, but CSA data is coming from a popular source. I'd recommend that you report new sightings in Waze.

Questions?
 
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Alright! We've got some good new for you based on what you are wanting!

I'm going to start with the default setup of JBV1 on my older phone so that I can follow along with what you'd see.

What you are wanting most is "Auto-Lockouts" and it is a fantastic feature. I have had over 3,000 lockouts on JBV1 but right now I'm at 1,370. I will start with this one feature and let you get that set up first. Then we can delve into some of the other stuff.

Fresh install JBV1:
Click-> Menu / Settings / Lockouts
These should already be enabled-> Auto Lockouts, K-band Auto Lockouts, and X-band Auto Lockouts.
If that is true, leave it all on defaults for now.

Here's what this does:
You start driving the same direction each day and you pass the local CVS store with K-band door openers. The first time you drive by JBV1 remembers the signal's location and frequency and keeps track of it. Same for all the other signals you encounter during that drive.
4+ hours later you might drive the same route in reverse. Nothing will change in your experience yet, but now JBV1 is verifying those same signals.
Another 4+ hours later you drive the same route again (either direction, parts of it, etc.) and JBV1 will have learned these locations. Some / most of them will automatically be muted for you. Set your muted volume to a comfortable level and enjoy the drive. :)

Locations are remembered as long as they continue to exist. If the signal is missing at that location a number of times in a row, the lockout will be deleted by JBV1.

For me it's a self-managed system. I never modify, add, or delete lockouts (except when I reset the 3,000+ lockouts for fun). I just let the system do it's thing.


How are you doing in getting JBV1 connected to your V1? Hopefully a bit easier?
I'd suggest that you not worry about boxes or custom sweeps at the moment. Let's get this first process going and work from there. :) You might have good luck running your V1 in "Full Logic" (Big L) mode at first.

CSA stands for Crowd Sourced Alerts. It alerts you to sightings of LEOs much like Waze does, but up to 3 miles ahead of time (instead of Waze's 0.5 miles) and honestly with a bit more stability. We don't talk about it, but CSA data is coming from a popular source. I'd recommend that you report new sightings in Waze.

Questions?
AWESOME everyting in the settings is correct! this is the info i needed. thank you so much! so if i go by a spot like a toll booth after a couple of times it will automaticaly mute that signal. perfect.
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one thing about csa. will it alert me in a special way? like will the arrows come up or it say something special?
 

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I will answer this with a video I did nearly a year ago. Keep in mind this was quite a few revisions back in JBV1 releases so there are a lot of newer features now.
There's not an actual CSA alert shown in this video, but this Speed Trap alert is similar in behavior. (CSAs are either blue or red in color.)

Enjoy! https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/84697/

I'll look for some other good examples. :)
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Here's another good one to check out @zadam123.
 
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Do you know what reverse geocode is? I am trying to mute some of the csas And it says reverse geocode needs to be enabled. Just wondering what that actually means.
 

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Reverse geocode is getting data from the map data. A road will have certain details associated with it like speed limits for example.

I think I'm confused or we are mixing terminology. CSA's don't typically get muted. Maybe you are referring to something else that relates to geocode info. ;)

Throw out any question ya got!
 

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Reverse geocode is getting data from the map data. A road will have certain details associated with it like speed limits for example.

I think I'm confused or we are mixing terminology. CSA's don't typically get muted. Maybe you are referring to something else that relates to geocode info. ;)

Throw out any question ya got!
When you go to marks. In order to do same road only you need to reverse geocode. That's what I was talking about. Also, what are Paws ?
 

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Ah, yes. Reverse geocode tells JBV1 what road you are on for better alerts.
PAWS is flight data that might include LEO aircraft.
 

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