HOW TO REPROGRAM V1 RADAR DETECTORS... IF YOU REALLY WANT TO
You can change V1’s programming to meet special operating
requirements, but should you? Police and the military
strive for "situation awareness". If you know what’s going
on all around you, you’re unlikely to be surprised by
an ambush. Situation awareness is also the philosophy
behind V1. The front and rear antennas, the Radar Locator
and the Bogey Counter all work together to keep you informed
of What is around you, How Many, and Where.
Considering V1’s broad capability,
it’s easy to operate. All visual warnings are automatically
corrected for outside brightness, so you never have to
fiddle with a dimmer. Moreover, V1 already has three computer
modes ready to adapt the Warning System to your particular
needs. A lot of thought went into these various features
to make them work as a system. I personally think V1 works
appropriately for almost any situation I can imagine.
Still, you can reprogram it to change its responses. We’ve
been building in that flexibility for some years now.
The risk is that you’ll diminish your situation awareness.
Worse yet, you might inadvertently disable a protection
you really need. So think carefully before changing the
How To Change V1 Programming
I. How to enter the Programming Mode.
- Starting with the Control Knob in the "off" position, Press and
hold-in Knob and at the same time turn the Knob "on;"
continue holding in the Knob until all front-panel lights
are on (takes about 5 seconds).
- Release the Control Knob.
II. How to determine your software version.
- Press and immediately release the Control Knob to display
software version. The software-version number is four
digits that display one digit at a time in the Bogey
- Note your software number, then see the table below for features
that are programmable in your unit.
- Press and immediately release the Control Knob to exit software-version
III. How to reinstate Factory Default settings.
- Note for V1s with software version 3.891 and higher allow the user to reset all feature programming to factory defaults during the display of the software
version. Press and hold the Control Knob until the Front Arrow is illuminated to return all
programming features to the factory default.
- Press and immediately release the Control Knob to exit software-version display.
IV. How to program your desired features.
- The feature character is indicated in the "Bogey Counter".
- To select the next Feature Character in the sequence, press
and immediately release the Control Knob.
- The Feature State is indicated by direction arrows on the
- The Feature State is changed by pressing and holding the
Control Knob until the arrow switches to the opposite
direction (takes about 3 seconds).
NOTE: If you need to return to an earlier Character
in the sequence above, we recommend you switch off the
power momentarily, then restart at step I above.
V. How to exit the Programming Mode.
- Switch power off, or unplug. The changes you programmed will
be retained in memory.
VI. How to tell if V1 has been changed from factory settings.
- On V1s with software version 3.891 and higher, P will
indicate Band Programming changes only. The Band
indicators (Laser, Ka, K, X and Decimal Point for Ku)
will flash if the corresponding Band is On and remain
dark if the corresponding band is Off.
NOTE FOR EURO MODE:
On V1s with software version 3.891 and higher,
Band Programming is indicated during the "
sequence by flashing the Band Indicators that are enabled.
- On V1s with serial numbers ending in 0600 or higher, a
flashing red LED just to the right of the Bogey Counter
during the sequence above indicates that Ku coverage
has been activated.
- On V1s with serial numbers ending in 0599 or lower, if the unit has been changed,
P will appear briefly in the Bogey Counter soon after V1 is switched on (after
the lights-on test, but before the Mode indicator appears.)