TXCTG 2016 MOTY
- May 23, 2015
- Reaction score
- Lone Star State
After getting the latest FW (1.25) for the R3 from Uniden, I decided to go do a little more testing on 34.7 and K-band. So I loaded the car up and headed up to the course at Van Alstyne to try things again. This time, I decided to test the R3 against my Redline, WB Magnum and PK Magnum.
Uniden R3 – (BS69)
Escort Redline - (BS69)
Beltronics WB Magnum (BS69)
Beltronics PK Magnum (BS69)
The Van Alstyne Course is just over 3 miles long. It’s straight, with some high and low spots along the way. High spots are at 3 miles, 2.1 miles, 1.7 miles, and 1 mile.
The radars were positioned on a road grader at the north end of the course.
- Table for each test is ranked ordered from first to last with range, delta from the leader and percentage of the leader.
- Graph for each test is ranked ordered from first to last with range, delta from the leader and percentage of the leader.
- All tables and graphs are color coded by detector.
Ka 34.7 Results
Ka 34.7 Commentary
- 34.7 was quite close between all the detectors, and was pretty much course limited.
- The R3 once again took top honors, even if only by a bit.
- The Redline was solidly in second place ahead of the Magnums.
- The PK Magnum actually managed to squeak ahead of the WB Magnum this time, though not by much.
- R3 also took top honors on K-band, and was course limited.
- Redline was a pretty close second, and pretty much course limited.
- WB magnum took third, but had some trouble with consistency with two good runs and one not so good.
- PK Magnum was fourth, and also had consistency problems, with one pretty good run, and two not so good runs.
- I also again did three runs with the R3 in City mode. Again, I came away unimpressed with range in city mode. Half a mile to three quarters of a mile is ok for city driving (but nothing special). If you are running in City mode on the Hwy to cut down on BSMs, that kind of range is bordering on dangerous. You might miss I/O further ahead, or be lacking the needed sensitivity if conditions are tough. I’m very glad that Uniden is going to be giving us user selectable sensitivity in a future FW update, as that should alleviate this issue.
I suppose folks are getting tired of seeing R3 test results at this point, and just want to get their R3/R1 detectors in their OWN hands. I can’t say that I blame you. I really missed having the preproduction R3 in my hands while it was with hiddencam for his excellent test last week.
I will end this with my usual admonishment. This is just one test. Make sure to check all the tests, by all the testers, and on the variety of courses, to get to a complete picture of the R3 (if you haven’t ordered one already)!