Radio Shack 22-1692 User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

Talking 360°

Laser/Radar Detector

 

 

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack Talking 360° Laser/Radar Detector can alert you to all known police traffic radar and laser systems with its distinct visual and audio alerts, including a real voice alert. It receives X-,K-,andKa-bandradar signals, and detects both theinstant-onand laser systems many police departments use to measure vehicle speed. Plus, your detector can give you advance warning of potential road hazards by detecting signals from transmitters that broadcast Safety Alert System alerts.

Note: Before reading this Owner’s Manual, read the supplied bookletQuestions and Answers About Vehicle Speed Detection to familiarize yourself with the terms and uses associated with your detector.

Your detector’s features include:

Real Voice Alert — greets you as you turn on the detector and alerts you with 18 different vocal indicators including radar and laser detection.

360° Detection — detects laser and radar signals from all around your vehicle.

© 2002 RadioShack Corporation. All Rights Reserved. RadioShack is a registered trademark used by RadioShack Corporation.

Safety Alert is a trademark of Cobra Electronics.

FAST is a registered trademark used by RadioShack Corporation. Instaclear is a registered trademark used by Ford Motor Company. ElectriClear is a registered trademark used by Libbey, Owens, Ford and Delco-Remy.

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VG-2 Protection — makes your detector invisible to theVG-2radar-detectordetector when it sensesVG-2operation.

X-,K-,Ka-Band,and Laser Signal Detection— warns you when it detects signals from traffic radar or laser devices. Different tones and display indicators let you know the type of signal received.

Safety Alert System Detection — alerts you to the presence of potential road hazards, approaching emergency vehicles, and busy railroad crossings broadcast by a Safety Alert System transmission.

City/Highway Modes — let you minimize alerts when you are in areas that have false radar sources.

City/Highway Selector and City/Highway Indicator — displays which mode is currently selected.

FAST (False Alert Suppression Technology) — helps prevent false alarms caused by non-traffic radar sources.

Tutorial Mode — lets you experience how the detector alerts you with its detection display, tones, and real voice alert to all of the different signals the detector recognizes.

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Memory Retention — retains operational settings in memory without power, so when you turn on your detector, the settings will be the same as when you turned it off.

Instant On or Pulse Radar Protection — alerts you to sudden high level radar and laser signals.

Your radar/laser detector includes the following items:

coiled power cord

windshield bracket with suction cups

hook and loop tape

spare fuse

Questions and Answers About Vehicle Speed Detection

We recommend you record your detector’s serial number here. The number is on the detector’s bottom panel.

Serial Number: _________________________________

Important: Some areas have laws regulating the use of radar detectors. Check with your local law enforcement agency about the laws in your area.

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CONTENTS

 

A Quick Look ...............................................................

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Safety Alert System ................................................

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Installation ...................................................................

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Selecting a Mounting Location ...............................

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Mounting Guidelines ........................................

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Windshield Mounting ..............................................

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Hook-and-LoopMounting .....................................

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Connecting Power ....................................................

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Operation ...................................................................

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Turning On the Detector .......................................

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Adjusting the Volume ............................................

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Tutorial Mode ........................................................

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Starting the Tutorial Mode ..............................

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Selecting the Demonstration for Each Alert ...

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Finishing the Tutorial Mode ............................

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Operation Settings ................................................

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Selecting the City and Highway Modes .........

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Selecting Display Brightness .........................

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Muting the Audio Alert ...................................

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Selecting VG-2Mode .....................................

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Receiving and Identifying Radar, Laser,

 

and Safety Alert Signals .......................................

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Troubleshooting ........................................................

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Care And Maintenance .............................................

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Replacing the Fuse ..............................................

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FCC Statement ..........................................................

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1.360° Laser Eye — receives incoming laser signals directed at your vehicle from all directions.

2.DC 12V Jack — the power cord plugs in here.

3.DIM Button — controls the brightness of your detector's single digit display.

4.MUTE Button — silences the alert tone and voice alert for about 20 seconds.

5.CITY (City/Highway) Button — switches between the city and highway modes.

6.Speaker — sounds digital voice alert.

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7.Single Digit Display — indicates city/highway mode, signal strength, safety alert, and laser alert.

8.SA Indicator — displays when the detector detects the safety alert signals. (See “Safety Alert System.”)

9.X (X-BandRadar) Indicator— displays when the detector detects an X-band radar signal.

10.K/Ka (K/Ka Band Radar) Indicator — displays when the detector detects either a K- or Ka-band radar signal.

11.VG-2 Indicator — lights when aVG-2signal is detected.

12.VOLUME/OFF Control — turns the detector on and off and lets you adjust the volume.

SAFETY ALERT SYSTEM

The Safety Alert System employs low-poweredtransmitters used by some emergency services and road crews to alert drivers to hazardous road conditions. The system can indicate stationary, moving, or railroad hazards.

The system has the potential to dramatically decrease the occurrence of traffic accidents by increasing drivers' awareness of local road hazards. Having this safety alert compatible radar/laser detector will ensure that you are ready to benefit from this system wherever it is in use.

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING A MOUNTING LOCATION

For the best performance, select a location for the detector where it has a direct view of the road. The detector's radar antenna is at the opposite end from the display.

Note: Though the detector has a 360° laser and radar detection range, the radar detection is more sensitive in the front range.

Mounting Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when selecting a location.

Choose a location that does not block the driver’s view of the road.

Mount the detector in a level position with a clear view to both the front and rear of your vehicle.

The detector’s view of the road must not be blocked by any metal object.

Some vehicles have InstaClear or ElectriClear defogging windshields, which have metal coatings that block signals. General Motor’s APV vans have a solar shield that keeps the vehicle cooler during the summer, but also blocks signals. A detector installed in a vehicle with any of these features will probably not detect a signal.

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Since window tinting reduces the received strength of laser signals, you should not mount the detector behind any tinted glass.

Do not mount the detector where the driver or a passenger might hit it in a sudden stop or accident.

Caution: However you choose to mount the detector, place it out of view when you leave the vehicle. This keeps the detector out of sight of thieves and prevents exposing it to extremely high temperatures, which can temporarily impair performance.

WINDSHIELD MOUNTING

The supplied suction-cupwindshield bracket lets you easily mount the detector on the windshield.

Caution: Do not use the bracket in a vehicle that has a plastic coating on the windshield designed to protect passengers during an accident. If you use the bracket on this type of windshield, you might permanently mar the windshield’s surface. For an alternative mounting method, see“Hook-and-LoopMounting” on Page 11.

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1.Clean the selected windshield area, position the bracket on the windshield, and press firmly on each suction cup to secure it in place.

2.Slide the detector onto the base plate until it snaps into place.

VOLUME/OFF

If it is necessary to adjust the mounting angle, remove the detector from the bracket, then the bracket from the windshield. Adjust the bracket by carefully bending it.

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