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Old 2008-07-11
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Thanks, dude...and it was ticket-free, I am pleased report...I just happened to be accompanied by a Passport 9500i, Blue model, which served my interests well. It hasn't been "cheap," though, not a four plus dollars a gallon of petrol and nearly 5200 miles (at some very strong clips) in the last three weeks, alone! (But it has been consummately enjoyable!)

Clearly, the procedure to tailor the V1 is quite a bit more involving (as I indicated in my post) than any Beltronics or Escort or Whistler or Cobra, but fortunately for most, turning off something like a radar band is done infrequently.

BTW, there is a way to have the V1 programmed to initially audio-mute weak K-band signals as well and tie it to the Logic mode to, in effect, create a combo-city mode X+K band "filter." It's a little tricky programming sequence, but it can be done. In these instances, the V1 will visually alert to the K-band source, but it will do so without alerting for a user-specified amount of time (enough to audio-squelch out most door openers in typical city driving). (Reference 7,8,A and its associated control settings b,C,d,E,F,G).

With these settings, I have found, one can "tame" the V1 around town to a good extent.

With respect to the programming of the V1, here's the online programming reference:

Valentine 1 Programming Guide

I keep a small printout of this and put in my V1 carrying case, if I ever need to refer to it...

BTW, if your V1 was a pre-v3.861, you would be dealing with a Valentine model which has analogue temperature compensation circuitry which, I found more than once resulted in a radar detector that on occasion didn't perform up to par. With Valentine's newer models (v3.861 and later) they switched to digital temperature compensation circuitry which, I have found, has improved operational stability and consistency in hotter temperature conditions (that I would expect to encounter in places like Phoenix in the Spring/Summer) over long-periods of time.

I had an experience where one of my older Valentines didn't seem to be performing too well and this was the underlying circumstance.

Perhaps, this could account for the 35.5 experience(s), perhaps not.

At any rate here's the experience: My Valentine 1 (v3.826) Was in Need of a 'Tune-Up." Does Yours?

Interestingly, this same v3.826 was found to be "out of spec" again within a year by the Valentine's engineering team with light usage (after I noticed it appear a little "sluggish" at times). My v3.861 has proven to be very stable in comparison (and I am "bad," as I tend to leave radar detectors on the windshield to be baked, which I know is counter to your recommended guidelines on proper radar detector usage).

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I have put in many miles with PURE RETAIL of these units and my results have ALWAYS been the V1 alerting first on X, K, 33.8, 34.7, and 35.5. I am not sure why you always get different results. Now if you were testing the 9500CI I would agree with you
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Amazing, the "world's foremost authority" on radar detectors doesn't know the V1 can be programmed?????
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