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if you have any more acronyms, please let me know and I will update the list..
or if you think that an acronym should be moved between the sections, let me know ;)

if something is not here that you would like to know what it means, leave a post and i will find out :)

These are all in alphabetical order,

Commonly used Acronyms for Forum

AFAIK - AS far as I know
brb - be right back
BTW - By The Way
BFN - Bye For Now
Eff - as in "F" for f**k
FWIW- for what it's worth
IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer.
idk - I Don't Know
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
ITB - In The Box
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LLH - Left Lane Hog
JJ – Just joking
JK – just kidding
LOL – laugh out loud
np - No Problem/s
NSFW - Not Safe For Work
OMG - Oh My Gosh
OP - Original Poster
ppl - people
RLH - Right Lane Hog (for all those people - like Australia - that drive on the Left side of the road)
TTFN - ta ta for now
TTYL - talk to you later
WTF - what the f***



Commonly used Acronyms for Counter Measures

2-Way - similar device to a CB.
ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control
AL - AntiLaser (the company)
ALP - AntiLaser Priority
ALPR - Automatic License Plate Reader
ANPR - Automatic Number Plate Recognition
Belscort - A combination of two words Beltronics/Escort because 1 company owns both Beltronics and Escort)
BS - Band Segmentation
BS/RDR - look under bs or rdr - it is something the redline utilizes.
BSM - Blind Spot Monitoring system
CAS - Collision Avoidance System
CB - Citizen Band radio
C/O - Constant-On
CM - Counter measures
FF - Forward Facing. used elsewhere as well, but commonly used for the v1 because the v1 is excellent picking up rear shots, sometimes the unit is turned around.
I/O - Instant-On
JFG - Jam From Gun
JTG - Jam To Gun (don't do this to LEOs please!!)
JTK - Jam To Kill (always do this!!)
KBJ - Kill Before Jam. The act of turning off the jammer before you are targeted by Leo's. (even better than JTK, if you can do it)
LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
LI - Laser Interceptor
LJ - Laser Jammer
LSP - Escort's Laser ShifterPro
LT - Laser Tamers
PCAS - Portable Collision Avoidance System. Cheap, small, passive only version of TCAS for general aviation (as opposed to airline and commercial aviation). The Zaon MRX is a PCAS device that can be used on the ground to alert to aircraft nearby.
POP - POP Mode
PSL - Posted Speed Limit
Q / T - Q uick T rigger
Rabbit
RD - Radar Detector
RDD - Radar Detector Detector
RDR - Radar Detector Rejection
RLC - Red Light Camera/s
RVM - rear view mirror
SA - Situational Awareness
SWS - Safety Warning System
TCAS - Traffic Collision Avoidance System. A system to prevent aircraft from colliding.
TSR - Traffic Sensor Rejection
TMF - Traffic Monitor Filter
VPR - Variable Pulse Rate


Commonly used Acronyms for Testing

CM - Center Mass
HL - Headlight
IPT - Instant Punchthrough, when a laser gun instantly acquires a vehicle's speed, especially if the laser jammer didn't work
PT - Punch thru

Commonly used acronyms for Radar Detectors

Valentine 1

CD - Concealed Display (for the Valentine 1)
V1 - Valentine 1
V1C - valentine 1 connect, used to connect your smart phone to the V1
V1 CD - valentine 1 concealed display
YaV1 - Yet Another V1 app, a free third party Android app for the V1 that adds additional functionality to the V1


Beltronics/Escort

9500i, 9500ix: Radar detectors with GPS made and sold by Escort under the Passport label. The 9500ix is the successor to the 9500i.
9500ci: An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Escort. Include GPS features and ZR4 shifter heads.
"ci": Short for 9500ci.
"ix": Short for 9500ix.
"Plus": Short for the STi-R Plus.
STi or STi-D: Beltronics STi Driver - a Spectre-undetectable radar detector made and sold by Beltronics
STi Magnum: Beltronics STi Magnum - a Spectre-undetectable radar detector made and sold by Beltronics as the successor to the STi Driver.
STi-R: An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Beltronics. No longer made, replaced by the STi-R+.
STi-R+: (STi-R Plus): An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Beltronics. Similar to the STi-R but adds GPS features and the ability to add ZR4 shifter (jammer) heads.
Redline: An undetectable dash mounted radar detector by Escort (windscreen mount). Similar to Bel STi Magnum.
Redline BS/RDR : The Redline with updated firmware.
RL: Short for Redline.
RX65: A radar detector made and sold by Beltronics. Older ones use the S7 platform, and USA mode would turn RDR off for better performance. Newer units use the M4 platform.
X50: Escort Passport 8500 X50 - a radar detector made and sold by Escort. It's the successor to the Passport 8500. Older units used the S7 platform, newer ones are M4.
EL: Escort Live
S7, M5, M4, M3: Horn/platform designations/designs used in Beltronics and Escort radar detectors. Each has its features and benefits.
Belscort: Shorthand term when discussing topics common to both Beltronics and Escort products, or the company as a whole.

VPR - Variable Pulse Rate


Not Commonly used Acronyms

Hellginia: Virginia





Rarely used Acronyms

BLIS - This is Fords BLind spot Information System (causes false's for RD's)
DA - Digital Ally - a maker of video equipment and the Laser Ally lidar gun (also referred to sometimes as DGLY, their stock symbol)
DALA - Digital Ally Laser Ally - an acronym to distinguish the Laser Ally gun from "LA" which stands for Laser Atlanta
DET - DragonEye Technology, makers of the DragonEye Compact lidar gun
ERP - "Effective radiated power" Is a measure of power output (Watts) for laser sensors.
LA - Laser Atlanta - a maker of lidar guns. Sometimes a Laser Atlanta gun itself will be referred to as an "LA"
LCA - Lane Change Assist
LCC - Laser Cruise Control
LNA - Low Noise Amplifier
LRB - shorthand for an Ultralyte LR-B lidar gun
PL2, PL3, PL4 - Kustom Pro Laser II, III, and IV - lidar guns distributed by Kustom Signals
PPS - pulse per second, the pulse rate of a lidar gun
TS - Truspeed (a series of lidar guns made by LTI)
TSS - Truspeed-S, a compact lidar gun made by LTI
UL - Ultralyte (a series of lidar guns made by LTI)
VG2 (or VG-2) - a Radar Detector Detector (RDD). Now obsolete and most departments that used them have replaced them with Spectre RDDs.
 
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I'd say LLH is a commonly used one but it really doesn't matter where it is listed.

One of my favorites that I use frequently on XBL when some dickhead goes 3-20 is DIAF (Die in a fire). Friendly I know but it conveys the message and can be typed quickly between games. :)
 

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I'd say LLH is a commonly used one but it really doesn't matter where it is listed.

One of my favorites that I use frequently on XBL when some dickhead goes 3-20 is DIAF (Die in a fire). Friendly I know but it conveys the message and can be typed quickly between games. :)

:) LLH - i must admit, i had problems with that one as well, but i thought someone would mention it :D has been changed

DIAF - sounds like a great one (we haven't used before, but it sounds great)... although there are icon's to indicate that.... and i am not sure if some people would take offense...
if someone else says that they would like it, i will put it in :)
 

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:) LLH - i must admit, i had problems with that one as well, but i thought someone would mention it :D has been changed

DIAF - sounds like a great one (we haven't used before, but it sounds great)... although there are icon's to indicate that.... and i am not sure if some people would take offense...
if someone else says that they would like it, i will put it in :)
Lol oh its terrible I wouldn't use it on anyone here! Haha
 

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I never really knew what xxx meant until it happened to me :(
 
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well we got the LLH what about the RLH australians will know what i mean
technically correct,,,,,,, but your kidding - right????

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the idea is not to create new acronyms (unless we see a need) - but to compile the ones we use...

i can see a need when we get more aussie members (to avoid confusion) - but not at the moment.
tell ya what, if you can get 2 other aussie members to say they want RHL - i will put it in ;)
 
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I don't know how commonly used this one is, but I'm including it just in case: TMF - Traffic Monitor Filter - Valentine's version of TSR in V1s 3.891 and higher.

TSS - Truspeed-S, a compact lidar gun made by LTI

As for the LLH vs. RLH debate, why not just call them "idiots." That term is universal, and understood in all parts of the world, regardless of which side of the road they drive on. :D

LCC - Laser Cruise Control - a feature on some Infiniti, Lexus and Volvo models that cause laser falses on V1s
ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control - covers all automated cruise controls that may cause countermeasure falses (radar or laser)
 
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Thank you, thank you! I am always frustrated with acronyms. I even fired a computer (IT) guy who refused to discuss important (for me to know) issues without using acronyms THAT I DIDN'T understand. This will really help me.
 

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Thank you, thank you! I am always frustrated with acronyms. I even fired a computer (IT) guy who refused to discuss important (for me to know) issues without using acronyms THAT I DIDN'T understand. This will really help me.
:) Don't ever join the military. We have acronyms for longer acronyms. That is not a joke either.
 

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I don't know how commonly used this one is
it is a bit of hit and miss for me as well :D but i figure someone will tell me if it is in the wrong section ;)

thanks KP

Thank you, thank you! I am always frustrated with acronyms. I even fired a computer (IT) guy who refused to discuss important (for me to know) issues without using acronyms THAT I DIDN'T understand. This will really help me.
note a problem, i had difficulty knowing what some of them were as well.... and being a computer person, i can really understand non-computer people not understanding our lingo....

i thought it would help the members here, because it certainly would have helped me when i first joined ;)

PS.. the computer guy sounds arrogant, you are better of without him :)
 

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POP (Short burst mode from radar gun, uncommon in use but can be found on most radar detectors)

Not an acronym but you see it all the time on RD settings.

Would it be worth having a quick description of all the common units seen here in addition to V1 and LI?
For example, what people mean when they say x50, Sti-R+, etc.
 
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POP (Short burst mode from radar gun, uncommon in use but can be found on most radar detectors)

Not an acronym but you see it all the time on RD settings.

Would it be worth having a quick description of all the common units seen here in addition to V1 and LI?
For example, what people mean when they say x50, Sti-R+, etc.
POP is in :)

you know, i had become so a custom to x50 and sti-r+ that i hadn't even given it a thought.....

certainly, go ahead.... give us a definition, and i will put it in
 

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Nazar what about RLH for where we drive on the correct side of the road LOL

:) LLH - i must admit, i had problems with that one as well, but i thought someone would mention it :D has been changed

DIAF - sounds like a great one (we haven't used before, but it sounds great)... although there are icon's to indicate that.... and i am not sure if some people would take offense...
if someone else says that they would like it, i will put it in :)
 

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Would it be worth having a quick description of all the common units seen here in addition to V1 and LI?
For example, what people mean when they say x50, Sti-R+, etc.
That actually makes good sense, why should V1 and LI be exclusive to the list?

X50: Escort Passport 8500 X50 - a radar detector made and sold by Escort. It's the successor to the Passport 8500. Older units used the S7 platform, newer ones are M4.
STi or STi-D: Beltronics STi Driver - a Spectre-undetectable radar detector made and sold by Beltronics
STi Magnum: Beltronics STi Magnum - a Spectre-undetectable radar detector made and sold by Beltronics as the successor to the STi Driver.
STi-R: An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Beltronics. No longer made, replaced by the STi-R+.
STi-R+: (STi-R Plus): An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Beltronics. Similar to the STi-R but adds GPS features and the ability to add ZR4 shifter (jammer) heads.
"Plus": Short for the STi-R Plus.
9500i, 9500ix: Radar detectors with GPS made and sold by Escort under the Passport label. The 9500ix is the successor to the 9500i.
"ix": Short for 9500ix.
9500ci: An undetectable remote-mounted radar detector by Escort. Include GPS features and ZR4 shifter heads.
"ci": Short for 9500ci.
Redline: An undetectable dash mounted radar detector by Escort. Similar to Bel STi Magnum.
RL: Short for Redline.
RX65: A radar detector made and sold by Beltronics. Older ones use the S7 platform, and USA mode would turn RDR off for better performance. Newer units use the M4 platform.
S7, M4, M3: Horn/platform designations/designs used in Beltronics and Escort radar detectors. Each has its features and benefits.
Belscort: Shorthand term when discussing topics common to both Beltronics and Escort products, or the company as a whole.

I think these cover the popular Belscort models. I'll let someone else cover Whistlers. Is it worth including Cobra junk? ;)
 

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thanks kpatz (i think)

more work :( JK :D

you don;t do things by half kpatz :D


ok busta and deano, i will put it in (but it may possibly cause confusion - and get deleted)


**** Edit

What ??? not alphabetical :D your slipping kpatz :p (just kidding)
 
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Okay Guys,,,, i need help with general forum talk that is commonly used - i have noticed over the last few days that there is a lot used that is not in this list...

Commonly used Acronyms for Forum

Eff - as in "F" for f**k
IMO - in my opinion
LLH: Left Lane Hog
JJ – Just joking
JK – just kidding
LOL – laugh out loud
OMG - Oh My Gosh
ppl - people
RLH - Right Lane Hog (for all those people - like Australia - that drive on the Left side of the road)
WTF - what the f***
 

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