News for September 2017

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    2017-09-26

    I'm also testing some frequency highlights to see if they help while driving.


    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    2017-09-20

    It's been really great having a working demo mode. This allows me to test alert behavior in an emulator, which means my V1 can stay in my car.

    Recent changes:

    1. Alert tracking (history) optimized for efficiency.
    2. Active alerts now sorted by Laser, Priority Alert, Band (Ka, K, X), Strength.
    3. Alert logging.
    4. New bogey notification sounds:
      1. X band = Dee-Dee-Deet (standard V1 bogey lock signal)
      2. K band = Dee-Dee-Brap
      3. Ka band = Dee-Dee-Brap-Brap
      4. I really like these, but yes, there will be an option to turn them off.?

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    2017-09-12

    Here's where I am with JBV1:

    • New arrows distinguish frequencies that are in-the-box (ITB) versus not. For now, I have the boxes at +/- 100 MHz from base (24.150, 33.800, 34.700, 35.500), but eventually those will be settings. I'm not happy with how the side arrows turned out and will be redoing those.
    • Arrows now scale relative to signal strength.
    • Long-clicking the priority alert area (the big signal strength meter and arrow) will change the priority alert display mode from ENABLED to BOTH to DISABLED. ENABLED shows priority alert in the priority alert display only, so only other alerts will appear in the alert list. BOTH shows priority alert in the alert list also. DISABLED turns off the priority alert display and the priority alert will only appear in the list along with any other alerts. When they appear in the alert list, priority alerts are highlighted with a slightly different background color. Soon, the priority alert display won't light up at all when moving under a minimum speed, regardless of the display mode selected.
    • The text colors of frequencies in the alert list now match the colors of the respective strengths and arrows.
    • Clicking the digital speedometer will switch speed and altitude from English units to metric.

    The road map from here:

    1. Logging of alerts to a SQLite database.
    2. Manual lockouts
    3. Marking (for RLC or whatever)
    4. Auto lockouts

    Numbers 2 and 3 might get reversed.

    Let me know what you think.

    The screenshot here is from a shopping center parking lot. It show's K band disabled, which is obviously not the case, so I need to fix that.

    In the Box


    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    2017-09-07

    Sunday, September 03, 2017
    2017-09-03

    So I've been busy with my JBV1 app for Android. In the last few days, I added the following:

    1. Indicators for enabled bands and a few other settings. I eventually plan to have settings files for on-the-fly changes, but I like knowing what's on and what's not, without depending on a file name for clues (and not accidentally turning something on/off, or testing and forgetting to change back later).
    2. Character-based arrows replaced with better-looking images. These are easier to "read" and, well, just look nicer.
    3. Signal strength dot colors are now yellow for first 4 dots, orange for next 2 dots, and red for last 2 dots.
    4. V1 mute on/off.
    5. V1 display on/off/auto. Auto setting turns display on during alerts and off when no alerts.
    6. GPS speed and elevation. I eventually will use speed for auto muting and who knows what else. Elevation is just a personal preference, as I sometimes drive in and around the Smoky Mountains, and I like to know my elevation. Besides, since I need GPS for speed anyway, I might as well get elevation, too. I've changed my mind on GPS lockouts, but I need to do a lot of reading on how best to go about it.

    Let me know what you think!

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