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Beltronics V955 Chirps on all bands for 10 minutes when cold

Bought this Circuit City a few months ago when the weather was still warm. Since then, we've dropped into the 30s and 40s, and it goes crazy every time we turn on the car (it stays in the car). It'll continue alerting on every band for approximately 10 minutes until the car is sufficiently warm. Of course, by that time, we're usually where we wanted to go, or we've unplugged or muted the thing.

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This is most likely caused by a poor connection between the antenna ridge and the local oscillator board. Another possibility is an uncontrolled LO chamber harmonic due to the cold temperatures. Regardless of the cause, your V955 is under warranty and Bel will fix it for free -- as long as you include a photocopy of your sales receipt. Go to Bel's web site (www.beltronics.com), and either call their 800 number or do the online chat in order to get a RMA number.

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