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Old 01-05-2003, 05:48 PM   #1
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Old 01-05-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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Nice choice on detector. Why do you have it down fo far though? Mine sits about the rear view mirror just to the right of the arm that holds the mirror to the car. It looks like you have a compass up there too? I only have the mirror and my V1. I also have the wires hidden into the head liner and a pillar so that they can not be seen. If it was not for the clear suction cups holding the V1 you would not be able to tell it was there. Wish V1 would come out with black suction cups.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:00 AM   #3
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Nice choice on detector. Why do you have it down fo far though? ...
The detector should sit as high as possible yet not be behind any radar absorbing/reflecting material.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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I have it there so it's semi-hidden from people that decide to tailgate me because I have one.

The other devices are a fastlane pass, and my office garage opener.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:13 AM   #5
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I have it there so it's semi-hidden from people that decide to tailgate me because I have one.

The other devices are a fastlane pass, and my office garage opener.
You can't really see it from behind. Me and my friend both have V1's mounted on the winshield above the mirror and no remote display. It's nearly impossible to see the detector's display from behind unless you're in traffic 1 ft away .
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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Is the supplied cord long enough to run from the rear view mirror to the gauge cluster?
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:01 AM   #7
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It's a standard phone cable, so you can get a new one at any store pretty damn cheap. I got a 25' one to run from my unit to my power supply splitter. My setup is stealth though, if you can see it from outside the car at all, you're extremely observant.
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Old 01-24-2003, 10:13 PM   #8
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I previuosly had my V1 mounted in the dead center of the winshield. Today I moved it to above the mirror and ran all my wires stelth like you all did.

I know that V1 says to mount it as high as possible for a better signal, but I have found that I have a WORSE signal then mounted mid-winshield. I used to pick up various signals around town before much faster than I do now.

The detector also has a perfect line-of-site out the front and rear windows.

Would the curvature of the winshield affect the detection?
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:21 AM   #9
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The windshield will affect the signal less than the rest of the car will.

Radar is a radio signal measuring dopler(sp?) shift, IIRC. And still just a radio signal. I would assume you could wire your antenna into the valentines and boost your signal.
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Old 01-29-2003, 06:25 PM   #10
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ooo...thats a good idea - any way to amplify the detection capabilities / directional accuracy of the valentine one (or any radar detector for that matter) by using a secondary radar or something?
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Old 01-29-2003, 06:33 PM   #11
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Not really, other than optimizing the mounting position and avoiding obstructions.
The V1 already has two antennas, one for front and one for rear. That is how the direction finder works.
Radar/microwave antennas are nothing like your radio antenna and there is no way to connect another one.
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