Valentine One

2001 edition.

Valentine One radar detectors and laser detectors, the only ones with two radar antennas.

Sorry, this product is no longer available.
We would recommend looking at the Bel RX65.

Valentine One has a patented warning system relying on both forward- and rearward-facing radar antennas (front and rear laser sensors too). It goes beyond Ordinary Detectors by telling you -- on every alert -- where to look, and how many to look for. Once you have this intelligence report, you can easily decide when to defend, and when you can simply shrug off a non-threatening alarm.

Continuous Improvement:
Valentine One was new in 1992. Since then, every part inside the magnesium case has been improved, several times for many of them. Continuous improvement keeps Valentine One the top performer; Car and Driver confirms that the margin over the others is wider now than ever.

Test Winner - It'll Probably come as no surprise that seeing as how it cost twice as much as it's nearest rival,The Valentine is a superior product. But it is it £280 better ? It quite possibly is actually - T3 Magazine

Specifications.

Antenna type: High-efficiency double-ridged horn
Operating frequencies: 10.525 GHz (X-band)
24.150 GHz (K-band)
33.4 GHz - 36.0 GHz (Ka-band)
13.45 GHz (Ku-band): not used in U.S. - to activate see How to Reprogram V1
820 - 950 nanometers (Laser)
Power Requirements: 11.0-16.0 Volts DC negative ground
225 mA typical standby
425 mA maximum alarm condition
Dimensions: 4.5 in. L x 3.6 in. W x 1.0 in. H.
Weight: 6.4 ounces
Temperature Range: Operating: -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)
Storage: -30°C to +85°C (-22°F to +185°F)

How To Change V1 Programming.

I. How to enter the Programming Mode.
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.

II. How to determine your software version.
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.

III. How to program your desired features.
The Feature Characters appear in the Bogey Counter in the following sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A, b, C, d, E, F, G, or H.
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.

IV. How to exit the Programming Mode.
Switch power off, or unplug. The changes you programmed will be retained in memory.

V How to tell if V1 has been changed from factory settings.
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.