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Whistler XTR-260 Radar Detector User Guide
OWNER’S MANUAL
XTR140/255/260/330
To t a l B a n d P ro t e c t i o n™
LASER-RADAR
DETECTOR
13016 N. Walton Blvd. • Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel 479.273.6012 • Fax 479.273.2927
The Whistler Group Corporate Headquarters
551 N. 13th St. • Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004
Whistler Customer Return Center
www.whistlergroup.com
P/N 260011, © Whistler 2007, REV2
Dear Whistler Owner,
If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please
call:
CuSTOmer SeRVICE
1-800-531-0004
Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT
or visit our website
Please keep the receipt in a safe place.
You may register your product online
at www.whistlergroup.com. For warranty
verification purposes, a copy of your dated
store receipt must accompany any unit sent
in for warranty work. If the unit is
returned without a dated store receipt, an
out of warranty service charge applies.
www.whistlergroup.com
INTRODUCTION
Note: Your warranty period begins at
the time of purchase. The warranty
is validated only by the dated store
receipt! Please record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in
the warranty section of the manual.
To fully acquaint yourself with the
operation of your Whistler detector
and to better understand the differences between detecting radar, laser
and safety radar signals, we recommend reading this entire manual or
visiting our FAQ page on our website
www.whistlergroup.com
Enjoy your Whistler detector and
please drive safely.
Sincerely,
The Whistler Group, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Mounting Guidelines
• Windshield Mounting
• Power Connection And Fuse Replacement
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•
•
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•
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Power On Self Test & Volume
Integrated Real Voice®
Feature Engaged Confirmation
Self Test Mute
Setting Saver
Auto Quiet Mode
Quiet Mode
City/City 1/City 2 Modes
Highway Mode
Dim/Dark Modes
Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 Detection
Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
Stay Alert
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10
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11
12
12
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Operation....................................................... 8 - 12
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•
•
•
Laser Audio/Visual Alerts
Laser Tips
Pulse Protection®
Safety Warning System®
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13
13
14
9
2
10
8
7
• Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode
• Vehicle Battery Saver
• Alert Priority
• Dual LED Periscopes
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19-20
20 - 21
14
12c
16
3 21
15
4
• Total Band Protection
• Blue Numeric
Icon Display
• 360° Protection
• VG-2 Cloaking
• 3 City Modes
• Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode
12b
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XTR-330 FEATURES
17,18,19, 22
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16
17,18,19, 22
12c
2 12b
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15
3 21
12b
1
6
4
12a
Features of XTR-255
• Total Band Protection
• Blue Numeric
Icon Display
• 360° Protection
• VG-2 Cloaking
• 3 City Modes
• Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode
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3
7
5
• Dim/Dark Mode
• Stay Alert
• Setting Saver
™
• Vehicle Battery Saver
• Safety Warning System™
• Alert Priority
• Dual Alert Display
• Dual LED Periscopes
™
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15
2
11
9
10
8
7
Speed Facts.................................................. 19 - 21
Warranty Information................................... 22 - 24
Specifications..................................................... 25
Accessories......................................................... 26
17,18,19, 22
• Dim/Dark Mode
• Stay Alert
• Setting Saver
™
• Vehicle Battery Saver
• Safety Warning System™
• Alert Priority
• Dual Alert Display
• Dual LED Periscopes
™
XTR-255 FEATURES
• FCC Information
• Radar Facts
• Laser Facts
• Other Speed Detection Systems
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7
12a
Features of XTR-260
• Total Band Protection™
• Icon Display
• 360° Protection
• VG-2 Cloaking
• 3 City Modes
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2
12b
11
10
8
4
10
8
19
19
3
14
12c
1
6
9
20 17
12
Features of XTR-140
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6
Are Detectors Legal?......................................... 18
13
1
6
VG-2™ Alerts......................................................... 14
POP Mode....................................................... 15
Option Select Mode........................................... 15
Troubleshooting Guide................................. 16 - 17
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18
14
12c
Laser & Radar Alerts..................................... 13 - 14
• Care & Maintenance
XTR-260 FEATURES
XTR-140 FEATURES
Model Features Summary................................. 3 - 6
Installation....................................................... 7 - 8
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12a
Features of XTR-330
• Total Band Protection
• Red Numeric
Icon Display
• Detects POP™ Mode
• 360° Protection
• Real Voice®
• VG-2 Cloaking
• 3 City Modes
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• Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode
• Dim/Dark Mode
• Stay Alert
• Setting Saver
• Vehicle Battery Saver™
• Safety Warning System™
• Alert Priority
• Dual LED Periscopes
™
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FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS
FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS
Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendly design
provides a new level of operating convenience. Special
features include:
Note: Not all units have all features listed.
1. Bracket Release Button – provides quick
and easy release of the mounting bracket.
2. Speaker – provides distinct audio warnings
for X, K, Ka band radar, safety radar, laser and
VG-2.
3. Mounting Bracket Location – slot holds
mounting bracket firmly.
4. Radar Antenna – compact, high-efficiency
antenna receives radar signals.
5. Front Laser – high gain optical lens provides
increased sensitivity and field of view for
leading-edge laser detection.
6. Rear Laser – an integrated optical
waveguide provides superior detection of
laser signals transmitted from behind.
7. City Button - reduces the annoyance of
false alerts typically encountered in urban
driving areas.
8. Quiet Button - pressing QUIET before a
radar signal is detected engages Auto Quiet
Mode which provides “clicking” sounds
after the initial warning. Pressing QUIET
during a radar encounter silences audio
alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep
you informed.
9. Power / Volume Control – turns unit on/off
and adjusts audio level.
10. Dim Dark - engages Dim/Dark modes
11. Menu Button - (XTR-140) turns VG2 on/off.
(XTR-255/260/330) enters option select mode.
12. Icon Display - offers easy-to-read display to
indicate power, city mode, radar band
identification, and signal strength.
12a. Numeric Icon Display (XTR-255/260/330)
combines icon display with a 7 segment digital
display that shows signal strength indication
and band identification.
12b. Dual Alert Display: D.A.D. (XTR-255/260)
provides additional visual alerts of threats
ahead.
12c. Dual Alert LED Periscope - provides
additional visual alerts.
13. VG-2/Laser Icon – indicates the unit is
receiving VG-2 or laser signals.
14. X-band Icon - indicates the unit is receiving
an X-band signal.
15. K-band Icon - indicates the unit is receiving a
K-band signal.
16. Ka-band Icon - indicates the unit is receiving
a Ka-band signal.
17. H - indicates unit is in Highway mode.
18. C - City Icon - indicates that the unit is
operating in city mode.
19. Signal Strength Icon - indicates the strength
of the signal being detected.
20. K/Ka-band Icon - shows the unit is receiving
a K or Ka band signal. K/Ka indicator will
flash for Ka band.
21. V - indicates that the unit is receiving a
VG-2 signal. Indicates that VG-2 is engaged.
22. L - indicates that the unit is receiving a laser
signal.
• Total Band Protection™ - Complete Band
Coverage that detects laser, radar, VG-2 and safety
radar bands.
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INSTALLATION
Mounting Guidelines
• Mount the unit as low as possible near the center of
the windshield.
• Do not mount the unit behind wipers, ornaments,
mirrored sunscreens, etc. These obstructions have
metal surfaces which can affect radar and laser signals
and reduce critical warning time.
(Regular tinted glass does not affect reception.)
• Some windshields have an Instaclear™ or Electriclear™
type coating, which affects radar signals. Consult your
dealer or the owner’s manual to determine if your
windshield has this coating.
• Avoid placing unit in direct contact with the wind
shield.
• To reduce the possibility of theft, conceal the unit
when not in use.
Windshield Mounting
• Install the two suction cups and rubber bumper onto
the bracket by fitting them into their holes.
• Press the suction cups onto the windshield at the
location you have chosen.
IMPORTANT: Some newer cars have a plastic
safety coating on the inside of the windshield. The
windshield bracket may leave permanent marks on
this type of surface. To find out if your vehicle has this
type of windshield, check the owner’s manual or ask
your dealer. We recommend that you do not leave
the suction cup bracket on the windshield in direct
sunlight. If the detector is removed, this may cause
blistering of the dash in some vehicles.
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INSTALLATION
Power Connection
• Plug the small end of the power cord into the
unit’s power jack.
• Plug the large end into the vehicle’s cigarette
lighter.
Fuse Replacement
The lighter socket plug is equipped with a replaceable
2 amp 3AG fuse located behind the silver tip. To
replace the fuse, carefully unscrew the tip of the plug.
OPERATION
Feature Engaged Confirmation
Each time a button is pressed, one beep confirms the
feature is “on”, two beeps confirm feature “off”.
Self Test Mute
Simply press the Quiet button during the self-test
sequence to cancel the self-test audio. This will
not affect radar/laser alerts. To restore the selftest audio, simply press the Quiet button during
the next self-test.
Setting Saver (XTR-255/260/330)
IMPORTANT: Unscrew slowly. The tip
contains a spring which may fly out when disassembling. Insert the new fuse with the spring and screw
on the tip. With use, the screw cap on the plug
may loosen. Retighten it occasionally.
OPERATION
Power On Self Test & Volume
Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, an
automatic self-test sequence confirms that the speaker and visual displays are functional. To increase the
volume, continue turning the
volume knob.
Integrated Real Voice® (XTR-330)
When selected, Real Voice® will be used to articulate the following:
1. Band Identification
2. Safety Warning System messages
3. Feature Selection
Voice OFF/ON is selected by holding quiet button for approximately 2 seconds. Voice ON will
announce "caution", Voice OFF will give a double beep.
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Setting Saver saves your personalized settings so
that when the detector is turned off and then on
again, you do not have to re-enter them.
Auto Quiet Mode
Pressing QUIET before a radar signal is detected
provides an alternate alert pattern, consisting of four
beeps (indicating X, K, Ka or Safety Radar) followed
by clicking. The clicking will continue for as long as
the detected signal is present or any new signal is
detected within 20 seconds, becoming more rapid
as the strength of the signal increases.
• Press Quiet (before a signal is detected) to
engage Auto Quiet.
• Once the Auto Quiet mode is engaged, you
may cancel the audio alarm by pressing Quiet.
• Press Quiet (when the unit is not alarming) to
cancel Auto Quiet mode.
Quiet Mode
OPERATION
City/City I/City II Mode
Whistler’s Three Stage City Mode is designed to
reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers,
intrusion alarms and other devices which share frequencies with police radar. Generally, X band is
used for these devices.
• Press City button to cancel Highway mode and
engage City Mode. The display will switch from
H” to “C
C”.
“H
• Press City button again to enter City I Mode.
• Press City button again to enter City II Mode.
Note: After 3 seconds, “II” or “III” City Mode
indicator turns off on the XTR-140.
• Pressing City button a fourth time cancels City II
Mode and returns the unit to Highway Mode.
In City Mode, weak speed/safety radar signals
give an initial alarm of two beeps, and then
remains quiet unless the signal becomes very
strong. When the signal strength increases, two
additional beeps are provided. City I and City II
Modes operate the same as Highway Mode, but
in City I Mode, only the X band sensitivity is lowered. In City II Mode, X-band is not detected.
Caution: Some towns/small cities may still be
using X band radar. City Modes do not change
the audio alert for laser or VG-2.
Highway Mode
Highway mode provides full audio warnings any time
radar (X, K, Ka, Safety Radar) or laser signals are
detected, and is recommended for open road driving.
Pressing Quiet cancels the audio during an alert and
any new alert within 20 seconds. After approximately
20 seconds, 2 beeps are provided on any new alert,
and the unit then remains quiet.
• Press Quiet to cancel the audio.
• Press Quiet a second time during an alert to restore the
standard audio alert pattern; or turn the unit off, then on.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
LASER/RADAR ALERTS
Dual Alert Display D.A.D. (XTR-255/260)
Engaging/Disengaging VG-2
Laser Audio / Visual Alerts
Whistler’s Dual Alert Display (D.A.D.) provides an
additional attention getting visual alert to the
already Intense Blue Numeric Display. The two
extra LED’s in the display area flash on and off
when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual
alert. D.A.D. can be programmed, through the
Option Select Mode to:
1. flash for all alarms, 2. remain on, or 3. turn
D.A.D. off completely.
See Option Select Mode to turn this feature on.
When a laser signal is detected, the display indicates alert by illuminating the “V/L” and scrolling
the signal strength indicators from right to left or
display indicates an “L” on the display. The
audio alert is continuous for a minimum of 3
seconds.
Dual LED Alert Periscope
Whistler’s new Dual LED Alert Periscope provides
an additional attention getting visual alert. The
two extra LED’s flash on and off when the unit
alarms to provide a unique visual alert. This alert
can be programmed, through the Option Select
Mode to: 1. flash for all alarms, 2. remain on, or 3.
turn LEDs off completely.
Dim/Dark Mode (XTR-255/260/330)
Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the
display.
• Press the Dark button to reduce illumination to a
Dim setting.
• Press the Dark button a second time engages Dark
Mode.
In Dark mode display illumination is further
reduced. Dim or dark can be engaged during an alert. In Dark Mode, the display goes
dark for as long as a signal is being detected and for 20 seconds after, then the display
returns to the dimmer setting.
• Pressing the Dark button a third time restores full
illumination to the display.
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Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically
shuts off your detector after 6 hours. The timer
is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged
or any button is pressed before the time has
expired. The detector will alert you with an
audible and visual warning before it shuts off.
During this warning, you can momentarily reset
the unit by pressing any button. This will reset
the timer. If the unit has automatically turned
itself off, press any button to turn the unit back on.
Stay Alert Feature (XTR-255/260/330)
The Stay Alert Feature is designed to test a
driver’s alertness. To engage (when unit is not
alarming):
• Press and hold the City button for less then 2 seconds.
The ”H” or “C” will flash indicating Stay Alert is
activated.Within 30-60 seconds two beeps are
sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press
either the City, Menu or Quiet button within 3-5
seconds. If the button is pressed within 3-5 seconds,
the cycle is repeated. If a button was not pressed
within 3-5 seconds, the alarm sounds and the display
flashes all the LEDs.
• Press Dark to cancel Stay Alert.
WARNING!!! Stay Alert is NOT intended as a
substitute for adequate rest. You should NOT operate a
vehicle if you are drowsy. During extended periods of
vehicle operation, you should take frequent breaks.
Improper reliance on the Stay Alert may result in vehicle
damage, personal injury or death.
NEVER OPERATE A VEHICLE IF YOU ARE DROWSY.
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Laser Tips
If you are the targeted vehicle, a laser gun
can often determine your speed within a few
seconds after you receive an alert. In this
situation there is generally no time to safely
adjust your speed. However, if you are
traveling near or behind the targeted
vehicle and receive an alert, response time
should be sufficient. Any laser alert, regardless
of duration, requires immediate action!
Pulse Protection®
Pulse (or instant-on) radar is more difficult to
detect than conventional radar because it
remains “off” until activated to measure the
speed of a targeted vehicle. When a pulse
type transmission is detected, your Whistler
detector sounds an urgent 3-second audio
warning and flashes the Alert strength
indicators at their fastest rate. After the
3-second pulse alert, the standard alert pattern continues for as long as the signal is present. It is important to respond promptly to a
pulse alert, since warning time may be minimal.
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LASER/RADAR ALERTS
Safety Warning System/Audio/Visual
Alerts When your Whistler detector detects a
safety radar signal, it provides a distinctive audio
tone and the Numeric Icon display shows an
“S.” and a decimal point when a Safety radar signal is detected. (XTR-255/260/330)
Alert
POP™ MODE ALERTS
POP™ Mode Alerts
Because POP™ Mode radar utilizes the same
K or Ka band frequencies, POP™ Mode Alerts will be
displayed as regular radar alerts.
OPTION SELECT MODE
Option Select Mode (XTR-140)
To turn VG-2 ON/OFF, press the Menu button and the
“V” icon will illuminate indicating VG-2 is engaged.
Press the Menu button again to disengage VG-2.
XTR-260/330
SWS Display
Note: You will not be able to receive SWS alerts if
transmitters are not located in your area.
VG-2 ALERTS
VG-2 Detection Mode
The VG-2, also known as a “radar detector
detector,” is a special receiver used by police to
detect signals radiated by a radar detector. See
page 21 for more information on VG-2.
When a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 alert
is sounded. After 3 seconds, the audio is cancelled and the VG-2 indicator flashes at a slower
rate. Every 30 seconds, the detector checks for a
VG-2 signal. This cycle is repeated if the VG-2
signal is detected again. If no signal is detected,
two beeps are provided indicating an “all clear”
condition.
During the period a VG-2 signal is detected, a
radar signal cannot be detected. However,
because the VG-2 alert has confirmed that a
patrol car is nearby, you are already aware of the
potential for speed monitoring and can adjust
your speed accordingly. Laser detection is not
affected while a VG-2 signal is detected.
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Option Select Mode (XTR-255/260/330)
Press the Menu button to enter Option Select
Mode. Each press of the Menu button changes
to the next selectable feature.
D) button and the Quiet (Q
Q) button
The Dark (D
turns the feature ON/OFF or Blinking. The decimal point illumination indicates whether a feature is on or off. A button must be pressed within 20 seconds or Option Select Mode will automatically be exited.
Model: XTR-255/260
Feature:
VG-2 (default = OFF)
Dual LED Alert Periscope
(default = Blinking with alert)
Dual Alert Display
(default = Blinking with alert)
Model: XTR-330
Feature:
VG-2 (default = OFF)
Dual LED Alert Periscope
(default = Blinking with alert)
POP™ Mode
(default = ON)
SWS
(default = ON)
Option:
D for ON, Q for OFF
D or Q for ON, OFF, BLINKING
D or Q for ON, OFF, BLINKING
Option:
D for ON, Q for OFF
D or Q for ON, OFF, BLINKING
D for ON, Q for OFF
D for ON, Q for OFF
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Reset Features
All user features can be reset to factory settings.
Default Factory
1. Unplug Power Cord from unit.
2. Press and hold Quiet.
3. Plug the Power Cord into the unit.
(Power switch turned on)
4. Wait for 2 beeps.
5. Release the Quiet button.
Unit is now reset.
Default Factory Settings are:
• Highway Mode.
• Dim/Dark Mode to full illumination of display.
• Auto Quiet Mode OFF.
• VG-2 Detection Mode OFF.
• Self Test Mute OFF
• D.A.D. ON (XTR-255/260)
• Dual LED Alert Periscope to Flash
• POP™ Mode ON (XTR-330)
Your Whistler detector is expertly
engineered and designed to exacting
quality standards to provide you with
reliable, trouble-free operation. If your unit
has been correctly installed following the
guidelines in this manual, but is not
operating optimally, please refer to the
troubleshooting guide below.
PROBLEM: No display or audio.
Check fuse in plug; replace if necessary with a
2 amp 3AG type. Check fuse for lighter socket; replace if necessary. Make sure cigarette
the lighter socket is clean.
PROBLEM: Audio alerts are not loud
enough. Cancel Auto Quiet Mode or City
Mode. Check audio level setting (see pg.8).
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM: The unit gives laser alert when
accelerating. See F. A. Q. on website.
PROBLEM: The unit alarms when vehicle hits
bumps. Check for loose lighter socket; tighten
and clean. Check connections at both ends of
power cord. Substitute another cord to
determine if the cord is defective. Return the
defective cord to the factory.
If difficulties occur which cannot be solved by
information in this Troubleshooting Guide,
please call Whistler Customer Service at
1-800-531-0004 or visit our FAQ page at
www.whistlergroup.com/faq-detectors.asp
before returning your unit for service.
Care & Maintenance
During the summer months, avoid
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight by
removing your unit from the dash when
your vehicle is parked for an extended
period of time. Do not spray water,
cleaners, or polishes directly onto the unit.
The spray may penetrate through the
openings and damage the unit. Also, do
not use any abrasive cleaners on the unit’s
exterior.
ARE DETECTORS LEGAL?
Radar Facts
FCC Information
Laser Facts
FCC ID: HSXWH10 - XTR-140/255/260/330
FCC ID: HSXWH21 - XTR-140/255/260/330
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
IMPORTANT: FCC requirements state that
changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Whistler could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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SPEED MONITORING
In Most States YES!
Laser-Radar detectors are legal in every
state (with the exception of Virginia and
Washington, D.C., which have local regulations restricting the use of radar receivers in
any vehicle) when used in automobiles or
light trucks (under 10,000 lbs.).
Concerning trucks over 10,000 lbs., the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
issued a regulation, effective January, 1994
which prohibits radar and laser detector use
in these types of vehicles nationally. Prior to
the FHWA regulation, laws existed in the
state of New York restricting the use of radar
detectors in trucks over 18,000 lbs. and in
Illinois in trucks over 26,000 lbs.
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A radar gun operates by transmitting radio
waves at certain frequencies which reflect off
objects and are then picked up by the radar
gun’s receiving section. When a radar beam
reflects off a moving target, a measurable
frequency shift occurs. The radar unit converts
this shift into miles per hour to determine your
vehicle’s speed. Currently, the FCC (Federal
Communications Commission) permits
operation of traffic radar guns at X Band
(10.500 - 10.550 GHz), K Band (24.050 - 24.250
GHz), and Ka Band (33.400 - 36.000 GHz).
Note: A radar detector will only alarm if an
officer is transmitting on any one of the above
radar bands.
It’s well documented that many radar guns
cannot reliably provide the speed of a
targeted vehicle that is traveling in a group of
vehicles. In contrast, a laser gun can target a
specific vehicle out of a line of traffic and
determine its speed. The advantage of laser
over radar in terms of target identification is
the result of the laser gun’s narrow beam. A
radar transmission can cover more than a
four-lane highway at a distance of 1,000 feet,
compared with a laser transmission which
covers about 3 feet at the same distance. For
best protection, keep these points, listed on
the following section, in mind:
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SPEED MONITORING
Laser Facts (Continued)
• Because your vehicle’s license plate or
headlights are the laser gun’s primary targets,
mounting your Whistler detector on the
dashboard can improve laser detection at short
range.
• Do not follow closely behind any vehicle you
cannot see through. If you can’t see past a
vehicle ahead of you, chances are your detector
won’t either.
• The receiving range of your laser detector
will not be the same as a radar detector. Laser
guns are most often used at short range.
Whistler Laser/Radar detectors receive all current
laser guns which operate at a laser wavelength of 905
+/- 10nm.
• Pro Laser™ I II III
• LTI 20-20
• Ultra Lyte
Other Speed Detection Systems
Several techniques other than radar or laser are
used to measure vehicle speeds. When these
methods are being used, no detector can
provide a warning.
These techniques include:
• Pacing - A patrol car drives behind you and
matches your driving speed.
• Vascar/Aircraft - The time it takes a vehicle
to travel a known distance is measured.
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SPEED MONITORING
Radar Detector Detectors (VG-2)
Spectre The Interceptor VG-2, or simply VG-2,
is a microwave receiver used by police to
detect signals radiated by the local oscillator
of a radar detector. Because its purpose is to
identify persons driving with radar detectors,
the VG-2 is known as a “radar detector
detector”.The VG-2 is a tool used by the
police to identify radar detector equipped
vehicles. If caught, in a state where detectors
are illegal, (see page 18), drivers risk losing
their radar detector and receiving a fine. In
addition, instant-on radar is almost always
used in combination with a VG-2, leaving unsuspecting motorists vulnerable to receiving two
tickets—one potentially for speeding, the other
for possession of a detector. Having a radar
detector capable of detecting the VG-2 may
alert you to the presence of a speed trap.
For more information on speed monitoring
technologies, please visit our F.A.Q. page on
our website: www.whistlergroup.com
It is the responsibility of the individual radar
detector operator to know and understand the
laws in your area regarding the legality of the
use of radar detectors.
NOTE: Having a radar detector capable of
detecting the VG-2 may alert you to the presence of a speed trap. The newest tool
Police have to detect radar detectors is
called Spectre. Spectre can detect the
majority of undetectable (VG-2) laser/radar
detectors on the market.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Consumer Warranty
This Whistler Laser/Radar detector is warranted to the original purchaser for a period of one
year from the date of original purchase against
all defects in materials and workmanship. This
limited warranty is void if the unit is abused,
modified, installed improperly, if the housing
has been removed, or if the serial number is
missing. There are no express warranties covering this product other than those set forth in
this warranty. All express or implied warranties
for this product are limited to one year.
Whistler is not liable for damages arising from
the use, misuse, or operation of this product.
Service Out of Warranty
Units will be repaired at “out of warranty” service rates
when:
•The units original warranty has expired.
•A dated store receipt is not supplied.
•The unit has been returned without its serial number.
•The unit has been abused, modified, installed
improperly, or had its housing removed.
Service Under Warranty During the
warranty period, defective units will be
repaired without charge when returned with a
dated store receipt to the address below. Units
returned without dated store receipt will be
handled as described in section “Service Out
Of Warranty.” Due to the specialized equipment
necessary for testing a laser/radar receiver,
there are no authorized service stations for
Whistler brand detectors other than Whistler.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
When returning a unit for service, please follow
these instructions:
1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a
suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured, with
return receipt requested to:
Whistler Repair Dept.
551 N. 13th St.
Rogers, AR. 72756
Please allow 3 weeks turn around time.
IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume
responsibility for loss or damage incurred in
shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured
with return receipt requested. COD’s will not be
accepted!
2. Include with your unit the following
information,clearly printed:
•Your name and street address (for shipping via
UPS), a daytime telephone number and an e-mail
address, if applicable.
•A detailed description of the problem (e.g., “Unit
performs self-test but does not respond to radar”).
•A copy of your dated store receipt or bill of sale.
3. Be certain your unit is returned with its serial
number. For reference, please write your unit’s
serial number in the following space: ________.
Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is
within the warranty period, make sure you
keep a copy of your dated store receipt. You
may register your warranty online at
www.whistlergroup.com, however, for
warranty verification purposes, a copy of
your dated store receipt must accompany any
unit sent in for warranty work.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Service Out of Warranty (Continued)
The minimum out of warranty service fee for
your Whistler detector is $35.00 (U.S.). If you
require out of warranty service, please
return your unit as outlined in the section
“Service Under Warranty” along with a
certified check or money order for $35.00.
Payment may also be made by MasterCard,
VISA or American Express; personal checks
are not accepted.
In the event repairs cannot be covered by
the minimum $35.00 service fee, you will be
contacted by a Whistler technical service
specialist who will outline options available to
you. If you elect not to have your unit
repaired, it will be returned to you along
with your certified check or money order.
IMPORTANT: When returning your unit for
service, be certain to include a daytime
telephone number and an email address
(if applicable).
Customer Service
If you have questions concerning the
operation of your Whistler detector, or
require service during or after the warranty
period, please call Customer Service at:
ACCESSORIES
SPECIFICATIONS
Laser Wavelength:
905 ± 50 nanometers (nm)
Radar Frequencies:
10.500 - 10.550 GHz (X Band)
24.050 - 24.250 GHz (K Band )
33.400 - 36.000 GHz (Ka Superwideband)
Operating Temperature Range:
-20˚ C to +80˚ C (-4˚ F to +176˚ F)
Power Requirements:
Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 250mA nominal
Vehicle Battery Saver, 30mA nominal.
One or more U.S. patents may apply:
#5,146,227, #5,379,456, #5,666,120, #5,990,821
#7,215,276
POP Mode is a trademark of MPH Industries,
Inc.
SWS® is a trademark of Safety Warning System L.C.
™
Specifications are subject to change without
notice.
1-800-531-0004.
These and other accessories can be
ordered directly from Whistler by calling
1-800-531-0004 or visiting our online store
at www.whistlergroup.com
Order # Description
Visor Bracket
202151
Windshield Bracket Kit
$ 9.95
206552
Straight Power Cord (5’)
$14.95
206553
Coiled Power Cord (7’)
$15.95
206880
Hardwire Kit (10' )
(for wiring to fuse box)
$ 9.95
206666
Modular* Cord Package
(includes coiled and straight
cords, and power adapter)
159032
Package of 8 Suction Cups
$ 2.95
402081
Non Skid Dash Pad
$ 6.95
206660
Straight Modular Cord &
Socket Multiplier
$11.95
206661
Coiled Modular Cord &
Socket Multiplier
$12.95
500501
Zipped Travel Case
$ 9.95
www.whistlergroup.com
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$ 6.95
$17.95
*Modular: Interconnecting pieces cord and plug.
Shipping and handling (per order) $5.00 Prices are
subject to change without notice.
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT).
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Price
202138
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