Interview with Mike Valentine about the new V1 Gen2

This week I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to the man, the myth, the legend, Mike Valentine, and learn all about his brand new Valentine One Gen2. I got to ask him about the new changes and improvements in this next generation V1. Here is our complete discussion for you to enjoy. 🙂

Wanna skip to a particular feature or topic? Here’s the complete list of topics covered, along with timestamps for when they’re discussed:

0:45 Mike’s overview of the new V1 Gen2
1:57 New radar detection platform
2:52 Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA’s)
3:50 SAW DDL Filter
5:54 BSM filtering
6:51 Downloadable firmware updates
7:26 Future hardware updates
8:07 Long range sensitivity
9:18 Ka Guard and Ka filtering
10:31 SAW D2L & FPGA sweeping
11:22 Ka falsing & filtering effectiveness
13:01 Working with weak signals
15:08 Super fast sweep speeds
15:48 20 years of SAW DDL development
20:15 Why was the volume knob removed?
23:53 Custom Sweeps vs. Custom Frequencies
26:54 V1 Gen1 fancy custom sweeps benefits?
28:50 Disabling 33.8
30:05 MultaRadar, Gatso, Redflex
30:16 Beta testers & NDA’s
31:15 MRCD, etc. (continued)
33:31 Trade-in value when upgrading from V1 Gen1
35:00 Logic Modes explained
39:00 Risks and benefits of Advanced Logic mode
40:53 Spectre RDD immunity
44:26 Dual plane horn and microstrips
45:24 Benefits of new horn and PCBs
47:40 FCC photos online
49:28 New display patent that didn’t come to fruition
51:40 New LED diffusers and purple background
53:47 Laser sensitivity & filtering
57:09 K band detection while detecting BSM’s
59:54 Overloading the detector to confuse the arrows
1:02:13 Arrow accuracy due to reflections and mounting
1:03:04 Why no GPS in the V1
1:12:34 Bluetooth API

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    • Tzah on March 12, 2020 at 9:00 am
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    Thanks a ton Vortex
    I can’t wait for some red barn test, mainly with the new V1 the 360c & the R7 & the pro m, but I think we all understand it’s gonna go between the V1 & the R7 especially on 33.8.
    Can’t wait (:

    • Steven on March 14, 2020 at 11:10 am
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    Hello. Just installed my Gen2 in a 2020 BMW X7. It came on and instantly started false signaling. Stops when I turn the car off. I did disconnect the intelligent drive system but to no avail. Thoughts?

    • Securityguy on March 14, 2020 at 4:40 pm
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    Buy an R7

    • Bob Couch on March 16, 2020 at 4:57 pm
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    Steve, your 2020 X7 likely has Gesture Control. The sensor for hand movements is up by the sunroof control. Put a piece of black electrical tape over it & re-try.

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