Uniden R3 and Redflex (NZ)

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by jamesmcd, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. jamesmcd

    jamesmcd Learning to Walk

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    Hey all,

    I've got an NZ Uniden R3 and I've been doing a bit of driving, but still haven't come across a van yet. I've been hit with laser once and many Ka alerts, as usual. Can't wait for Ka segmentation as I'm getting falsing at 33Ghz...

    Anyway, is the K band frequency of the Redflex vans too low to be picked up by the R3? Just looking at the specs, it seems that the unit might miss it.

    Anyone else with an R3?

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  2. dudeinnz

    dudeinnz Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Depends on the frequency. I have come across two vans, no alert both times. Second time confirmed frequency as 24.059 with redline.


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  3. KiwiBloke

    KiwiBloke Learning to Drive General User

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    After not having seen it for a while I've driven past the same plain-clothes redflex van in two different locations so far today (in one location amongst a dozen door openers), now that I've turned TMF2 off I got ~100m or so warning at 24.03GHz.
    Looking at the specs I think the Redline and R1/R3 K band is 24.15GHz +/-100MHz so quite possible it wouldn't pick this up at all (though who knows how accurate my V1's freq readout is, and maybe they can go a little lower and don't advertise that). I was rather hoping to hear reports of improved range against the redflex.
    Actually, on paper the V1 in USA mode only goes down to 24.05GHz too but Euro mode it's extended to 23.9GHz for the later models.
     
  4. dudeinnz

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    V1 with Euro mode like you say will go down to 23.950, and I have had no problems detecting redflex with the V1 in Euro mode, even with Junk- K filter on, about a 100m with V1, is also what I have observed on average.
    Redline - ProA (International version), K band is segmented with K1 segment down to 23.950, so no problems as well.
    Any other NZ/AU (Uniden LRD950NZ or DFRNZ) or suitably international firmware version of radar detectors with K band down to 23.950 should have no problem with Redflex. Though I hear the Stinger in AU is a bit hit and miss.

    There are a few videos posted in the NZ/AU section with one person driving past FIXED redflex cameras and getting a reading from their R1/R3 (unsure). Perhaps the frequency on these is higher, we don't have any in the mid-lower south-island for me to test against.
     
  5. jamesmcd

    jamesmcd Learning to Walk

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    It's incredible that a company like Uniden wouldn't enable their detectors to cover low-frequency K band radar when the use of these systems is steadily increasing.
     
  6. Stkrdknmibalz

    Stkrdknmibalz PTM Pacos Ahead! Advanced User Premium Member

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    IIRC Uniden R series cannot scan low enough to detect them

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  7. jamesmcd

    jamesmcd Learning to Walk

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    Yes exactly – why would they make their hardware like that...
     
  8. dudeinnz

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    I am not sure but could be something to do with performance if I were to guess. Guessing based on the new redline, it has basically almost everything you could ask for in terms of radar detection ability, but without the performance.

    Just guessing, or could be as simple as they couldn’t be bothered as it is not within their major market.


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  9. shadow69

    shadow69 Learning to Drive General User

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    yeah that was me with my r3. freqon fixed redflex is 24.094. the only reflex vans i have seen the freq was 24.050or 24.080 and i was pissed as shop said the redflex in nz was down to 23.050 and have never seen it that low. even when travelling north island.
     
  10. dudeinnz

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    I think technically, the police are not allowed to use K band frequencies lower than 24.0 for speed enforcement. Due to the restrictions of use of certain Bands/frequencies....also something I learnt of another thread in the AU/NZ section.
     
  11. BestRadarDetectors

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    Because the R3 was designed for the US market and FCC only allows 24.050 to 25.250 for K Band use in the US.
     
  12. LouG

    LouG PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Oh well, another downside of living half a world away from all the loonies up north.
     
  13. dudeinnz

    dudeinnz Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Unless they make Winston PM, then we will be no different


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  14. LouG

    LouG PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    But I will get a Super Gold card. I'll go to Auckland just to get a free ride to Waiheke.
     
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