Recent content by davidc502

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    Auto lockouts??? not a good idea.

    Any leaks at all as to what is being tested for the release to come?
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    R7 not going off at all for MI state police in Detroit area?

    Why Didn't My Radar Detector Alert When I Passed a Cop?
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    R7 Rear horn to sensitive and add auto mute

    Would be nice to have the ability to reduce sensitivity on either the Front, Rear or both horns. Personally, I love the sensitivity of the rear horn, but completely agree we should have control over it.
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    Uniden R7 Build quality are you satisfied or feel its a bit flimsy

    Single suction cup doesn't bounce the R7 around. The dual suction cup design does bounce the R7 around quite a bit on my roads. As for build quality... I would say it is 'adequate', but not exceptional. Considering it just sits in the window, it really doesn't have to be very tough. Just...
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    R7 with Radar Absorbing Rubber Testing

    It would be nice if one could reduce sensitivity on the rear horn by firmware setting.
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    R7 sleeping/dead - heat related?

    Over the past couple weeks here in Tennessee it's been in the mid 90's and with a black interior the heat probably reaching 130+ degrees with zero issues.
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    R7 sleeping/dead - heat related?

    Well, to put this issue to 'sleep' we need to testers willing to heat up some Uniden radar detectors and do some testing. That way when this type of talk comes up from time to time we can just refer to the test results. This is also double edged, if for some reason Uniden's design is less...
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    R7 sleeping/dead - heat related?

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    R7 sleeping/dead - heat related?

    Actually, the first detectors were made in the late 50's by amateur radio enthusiasts (HAM's) - BTW I'm a HAM too! The first commercially available detectors were available in the 1960's. My father and I used to take trips in the 1970's with his trusty Whistler radar detector, and even to this...
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    R7 sleeping/dead - heat related?

    The R7 can handle a storage storage temperature of above 200 degrees and a operating temperature above 165. Maybe if you were in the middle of Death Valley with the car running but no air conditioning would you even come close to challenging the max operating temperature. Heat has been in the...
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    My R7 has poor range on Ka band

    If running together one detector can easily put another detector to sleep and will cause false alerts too. Also, many LEO's run 2 antenna; one is front facing and the other is rear facing. If LEO is facing you with the rear antenna going that will also reduce range because the signal has to...
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    Screen Burn and Faded Display on R3!

    That's what I do, run it in dark mode, and then every so often change the color.
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    R7 disappointment, returned it back to Best Buy!

    I hear you but here is the question... Should people have to do that after putting down 600 bucks on a radar detector? OR Should it have been designed a little differently as to not bounce as much? :hmm: Here is something else though.... For some it may be totally acceptable OR some people...
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    R7 disappointment, returned it back to Best Buy!

    Yeah, IDK... I'm reading this post and thinking we live in a world now where 1 day shipping is a reality and returns are expected, and all of the rest of us pay more because for it (Shut up and take my money right?). Yes, I'm a bit older than the rest of you and still live in a bubble in my own...
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    R7 potential issue

    Detectors generally have no issues with heat. The R7 has side and bottom vents that help with cooling as well. The R7 has a rated Storage Temperature up to 203 degrees, and operating temperature of 158 degrees fahrenheit.

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