I found this hidden away on the V1 site. It allows you to customize many of the features you never knew you had on the V1. Parts b, c, d and f let you mute the sound for those annoying radar door openers until they hit 4 or 6 lights. Really nice feature!
How to reprogram V1...
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 factory settings.
How To Change V1 Programming
I. How to enter the Programming Mode.
II. How to determine your software version.
- 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.
III. How to program your desired features.
- 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 Counter-example: 2.869.
- 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 display.
IV. How to exit the Programming Mode.
- The feature character is indicated in the "Bogey Counter" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A, b, C, d, E, F, G, H, J, or u).
- 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 Radar Locator.
- 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 tell if V1 has been changed from factory settings.
- Switch power off, or unplug. The changes you programmed will be retained in memory.
- If the unit has been changed, P will appear briefly in the Bogey Counter soon after V1 is switched on (after the lamps-on test, but before the Mode indicator appears.)
- 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.
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Hey great find! Im sorta embarrassed to say that I have now been driving since September with my V1 safely on top of my refrigerator in the kitchen. Guess I should really put it back in the car? Anyway great info even though I think I'll keep it at stock settings until the next time I'm a-runnin moonshine or something though turning of X band altogether seems like a good idea, I haven't seen any in years. The V1 really is indeed a cool device!
I knew this and have changed something on mine... I forget what but thought it was a nice feature when I did it!!!
This should get put up in the Knowledge Base, there are an awful lot of us here with V-1s.
Thanks for posting it!
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Guess I should have looked first!Originally Posted by DMAG
Thanks for correcting me DMAG