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  RADAR DETECTOR FALSE ALARMS

INTERFERENCE SOURCE V1 FALSE ALARM?
  • Satellite radio
    (XM, Sirius, etc.)?
No; certain in-car antennas for satellite radio do cause false alarms when V1 is very close.
  • GPS?
No; however may V1 alert when its laser sensor is pointed directly toward an in-car navigation display.
  • Laptop computers?
NO
  • Cell Phones?
Not for 850 MHz (traditional) phones;
occasionally with PCS 1.9 Ghz phones in a few areas (depends on service provider).
  • CB radios?
NO
  • Family-band radios (FRS)?
NO
  • Garage door openers?
No, though Urban Legend says otherwise. Might have been confused with self-opening store doors operating on microwave frequencies, which are radar sources.
  • Utility wires?
NO
  • Military bases?
No. Older V1s sometimes produced laser alerts in response to long-range air-search radars located at or near military bases.
  • Airports?
No. Older V1s sometimes produced laser alerts in response to Air Traffic Control regional-center radars located near airports (example: Indianapolis).
  • Microwave ovens?
No. This is another Urban Legend.

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