Radar Detector False Alarms
|INTERFERENCE SOURCE||V1 FALSE ALARM?|
(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.|
|Cell Phones?||Not for 850 MHz (traditional) phones;
occasionally with PCS 1.9 Ghz phones in a few areas (depends on service provider).
|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.|
|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.|