Mike Valentine
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V1's new Junk-K Fighter eliminates most mobile K-band radar false alarms

Here's the problem: K-band radar false alarms, which were merely nuisances back when automatic store-door openers were the most common source, have recently become major-league irritants, both in their frequency and their persistence.

What changed?   A safety feature that's becoming common on new cars, the lane-change, or blind-spot, warning systems, often use weak K-band radar to "see" other vehicles nearby.

The door-opener problem was self-limiting. It was stationary and you soon drove out of range. But you may be driving in a pack with a blind-spot system generating mobile K-band radar false alarm, and you're stuck there for miles, not knowing which is the offending car so you don't know which one to maneuver away from.

V1 responds.   All current-production V1s have Junk-K Fighter. If your V1's serial number ends in 1179 or higher, you already have our best solution built into your detector. It's a software revision we call the Junk-K Fighter, created to exclude mobile sources of unthreatening K signals. On some serial-number ranges of earlier manufacture, activation may be required; please see below.

  • For V1's with serial numbers ending in 1207 and higher, Junk-K Fighter is paired with Traffic Monitor Filter; both features were activated at the factory.
  • For V1's with serial numbers ending in 1179-1206, Junk-K fighter is paired with Traffic Monitor Filter but neither was activated at the factory; see links below for activation instructions.
  • For V1's with serial numbers ending in 1078-1178, Traffic Monitor Filter was installed at the factory without Junk-K Fighter; see Upgrades to add Junk-K Fighter.
  • For V1's with serial numbers ending in 0301-1077, Junk-K Fighter and Traffic Monitor Filter are available at Upgrades.

How to know if Traffic Monitor Filter and Junk-K fighter have been activated on your V1: During the start-up sequence, just after "P...o...P," the symbol "t" will appear if they are enabled.

LINKS:

How to activate this feature.   The Junk-K Fighter is paired with another software feature, Traffic Monitor Filter, and they both turn on with the same software switch.

-- Animation for activating/deactivating Traffic Monitor Filter and Junk-K Fighter from the V1 front panel:
TMF and Junk-K Fighter activation/deactivation

-- Written instruction for reprogramming V1 from the V1 front panel:
Tech Report 3

-- How to activate Traffic Monitor Filter and Junk-K Fighter with V1Connection, the app:
(Android / iPhone)