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It's better not to speculate. Even international models give minimal detection. Let's wait for some test results.


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We are not speculating.. The specifications for the r1 and r3 say that the range it will detect down to is 24.050. (Confirmed by Vortex)

Which is not as low as some redflex k band speed camera vans here in NZ.



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We are not speculating.. The specifications for the r1 and r3 say that the range it will detect down to is 24.050. (Confirmed by Vortex)

Which is not as low as some redflex k band speed camera vans here in NZ.



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Official information requests to the NZ Police have shown that the frequency of redflex is set to 24.070. The fluctuations in frequency seen in spec mode is a combination of various factors.

Yes no speculation on the specs that is fact. Hoping to get my R3 soon and find a van or two.


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Official information requests to the NZ Police have shown that the frequency of redflex is set to 24.070. The fluctuations in frequency seen in spec mode is a combination of various factors.

Yes no speculation on the specs that is fact. Hoping to get my R3 soon and find a van or two.


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looking forward to your results
 

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Official information requests to the NZ Police have shown that the frequency of redflex is set to 24.070. The fluctuations in frequency seen in spec mode is a combination of various factors.

Yes no speculation on the specs that is fact. Hoping to get my R3 soon and find a van or two.


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I believe your new Redflex camera batches are the dual radar versions aka Redflex Dual Radar NK7 that use CW as well as FMCW.
The Euro version has the CW listed between 24.050-24.100 and the FMCW side at 24.200.

This model seems to be appearing in 2-3 states here in Australia, so I'd be curious to see how you guys go again it with the R1/3.
 
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Yea, hence I want to test the R3 before passing judgement. Personally I have seen the frequency hop from 24.035 to 24.079.

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Yea, hence I want to test the R3 before passing judgement. Personally I have seen the frequency hop from 24.035 to 24.079.

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I wonder what ranges they are using for both signals.

Ours have all been tightly clustered around 24.071 to 24.091.

Stinger barely detects the rear faces at 50-100m, while front facing is about 150-200m BUT that's in built up areas with max sensitivity enabled which causes stinger to chatter non-stop.

Hopefully we can help Tom with logging/testing of Redflex cameras for both the new net radar and R3.

The algo will certainly be low powered like the MRCD/T and Gatso R3.

Still waiting for Stinger to come to the party though.

Seems like this model of Redflex is used in Canada, UK, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, certainly wide spread.
(Maybe more countries but these are the ones we are aware of.)
 

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In the Netherlands we haven't got the redflex, only MRCT en Gatso T series (fixed).
 

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In the Netherlands we haven't got the redflex, only MRCT en Gatso T series (fixed).
Yeah I mixed up the countries, was reading the news report from NL but the country in question was Belgium.
 

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Does that camera in the Ngauranga gorge take front or rear shots? Definitely less range on rear shots



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Both. It's an evil beast, but easily visible.

PS. I've seen 24.020 from a van.
 
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Has anybody been able to confirm if the r1/r3 will be abale to detect the Vans in NZ?
I think one of the other guys in the other R1/R3 NZ thread said the range was slightly better with vans. I think the user was in Dunedin?
 

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I think one of the other guys in the other R1/R3 NZ thread said the range was slightly better with vans. I think the user was in Dunedin?
im in dunedin but yet to spot any vans yet. only had 1 legit ka 34.7 over top of hill with rear radar on the motorway. alert was about 750m with his radar facing away from me. i couldnt see him to about 200m so plenty of warning but not yet convinced its better than my redline.

cant wait for new firmware 1.30 to drop. looks impressive.
 

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Have you done some comparisons and tests to see which one alerts first?
 

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Have you done some comparisons and tests to see which one alerts first?
not yet as seems to be the police have been so hard to find. in 3 weeks only had 2 confirmed police alerts and not a sign of the camera. need to do more trips but none planned until i come to chch in a month or so to pick up my new commodore v8 ute from blackwells. was my intention to get a new radar for the new ute but couldnt wait so got the r3 early. got a camera in car now so will post up when i get a worthy encounter
 
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What is it with the police and using IO in Taranaki? It seems every HP only uses IO. I had a situation driving down SH3 doing 113kph where the R1 Only alerted when the police car was right on top of me (he was using IO) didnt get pulled over he did flash his lights at me but it goes to show here in NZ range super important!
To be fair I had some spectacular saves in the past 2 weeks too I have done over 3000kms of driving.
 

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We have a mix of I/O and C/O in Nelson, I can't be certain, but it seems the newbies are using I/O more. Although the last ticket I got was I/O from an old hand.
That taught me to focus, and remember that Stalkers can be up to 2.5km/h optimistic.
 
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im in dunedin but yet to spot any vans yet. only had 1 legit ka 34.7 over top of hill with rear radar on the motorway. alert was about 750m with his radar facing away from me. i couldnt see him to about 200m so plenty of warning but not yet convinced its better than my redline.

cant wait for new firmware 1.30 to drop. looks impressive.
I'm with you Shadow. I'm not seeing much improvement over my old Redline, but i think we're course limited here in NZ. Our roads arent like the test roads i see in the posted tests.

Most of the police i encounter are just around the corner, i think that with band segmentation and good scatter detection the old redline will be a contender in NZ for many years to come.

I see escort taking a bit of a beating lately, but there are some features i miss since switching to the Uniden.

1, I miss the auto dimming, every time i get into my car i have to adjust the Uniden. 9500ix and passport max did this for me.

2, I dont like the way the Uniden mute function silences the entire detector until i un-mute it, thats just a speeding ticket waiting to happen. My escort mute timed out pretty quickly.

3, The extra range and lack of band segmentation creats a situation where I'm getting more falsing than i ever have. The extra range alerts me to police radar im never going to see, and because i cant segment out 33.8ka or 35.5ka im getting these alerts, in NZ we only need to know about 34.7ka. With my escorts 99.9% off alerts resulted in a cop being discovered, but with this Uniden i dont end up seeing many cops after the alert has sounded, because they are too far away or its the other Ka bands which aren't cops.

Extra long range?.. be carefull what you wish for...

In New Zealand my experience with the Uniden has been ok, but Escort for me has been the better.
 

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I would like to add another long time contender for NZ, in my highway driving experience of about a year. The V1 (in my experience) tended to be more "sensitive" to I/O, i.e would pick up bursts of activity most of the time faster than my redline. For C/O Redline is a beast. I have yet to have any epic saves or alerts from my R3.
 

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I would like to add another long time contender for NZ, in my highway driving experience of about a year. The V1 (in my experience) tended to be more "sensitive" to I/O, i.e would pick up bursts of activity most of the time faster than my redline. For C/O Redline is a beast. I have yet to have any epic saves or alerts from my R3.
I also rate the Valentine, my friends one is pretty responsive, with good range. The V1 is a bit like the old Redline, Iconic. There are some die hard followers that swear by it, and they aren't interested in changing.

Why fix it if it ain't broke!
 

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for me it will be the redflex camera performance that makes or breaks the r3. had some amazing saves and no tickets with the redline but the k falsing forced metoturn that band off and keep eyes peeled for the vans. been lucky and no camera tickets either. do about 25k km/year.

the r3 gps lockouts have been working brillintley around here in dunedin but need a decent roadie to totally test it out
 
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