NYC Speed Camera - MultaRadar

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  1. Jhaggy

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    Definitely used in the outerboroughs. Another article stated one being used on Kings hwy in brooklyn, and another in Nassau county long island. Mostly busy intersections and school zones. Manhattan has busy intersections but not much people speed with the amount of traffic.
     
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    They're frequency modulated so no point on reporting the frequency. It'll hop all over the place.

    There's a few in Manhattan. They're always placed near schools and it's difficult to speed in Manhattan during school hours. So they're more concentrated in the other boroughs.

    Considering that I could detect it from 3000 ft that's not bad for a low powered radar.

    Nassau county had the same ATS speed cameras. They got rid of all of them when it was found out that they were issuing tickets out of school hours. Now only the red light cameras remain.
     
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    That's phenomenally good for a low powered radar. And nassau county is notorious for redlight cameras. That's where majority of their revenue comes in. They have one literally almost every intersection. But I honestly don't mind because they make it really fair. They have countdown crosswalks and long delayed yellows. Nothing like NYC.
     
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    The frequency of MRCD units operates around 24.100.
     
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    Do you have any pic of the beast ?

    Because of the detection distance you stated i am not sure ''your'' photo-box are true MRCD .

    My regular redline original is completely blind to our MRCD , as is my R1.

    Here is the pic of one here in QcCanada, my redline A/int'l was picking up the signal few hundred
    feet after passing the box.

    https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?media/76/

    I have video showing the encounter but only viewable by intermediate

    https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?media/75/

    https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?media/74/



     
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    Edit: double post

    Edit 2: my phone is glitching. I'll edit this with the correct content when I get home
     
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    I was late for work one day. Went too fast and got tagged at 7:04am. DAMMIT!

    --- Post updated ---

    Thats where I got caught too. That Saturday might have been a school session or something
     
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    Then I wonder if the speed cam in Chicago I used to see everyday was a FMCW threat as well. It was a Redflex I think. It had an interesting looking lens that looked as if it was magnified?

    Anyway, my V1 was the only detector that would pick it up Everytime but it was barely worth a save in distance. My R would sometimes pick it up at no better distance o_O

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    I'm debating if I should like your post or not. It just seems wrong to like that you got a ticket.
     
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    We have a lot of red light cameras up here, but they’re not MRCD. That I can tell

    The redlight camera and sensor position may have something to do with that since they’re 30 feet up a pole. They use to have stop on right turn cameras as well on the same pole. Thank god that stopped.

    Now the mobile one’s? Since they’re in the same level as your driving on, those are doable.

    Driving towards them, lots of range. About 5 times the warning as approaching the enforcement side. That’s the whole point.

    I’ve run ours with everything on. MRCD MRCT and Gatso. Nothing.
    The RPME does have a good data base on the permanent Red light intersections and is the only optional warning I leave on.

    Our photo radar truck in the city are suppose to be manned. They all have headache racks or canopies at the back windows to protect the operators from flying objects.
    One was operating by an overpass and someone dropped a newspaper box on it.
    So they have video cameras in them as well, not for enforcement, but for the protection of the operators.


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    Get a photo of the unit and share. Chicago has a whole bunch of Xerox and ATS stuff here. ALL of it is super low powered K band. If what you're saying is true @PY004 then thats the first any of us are hearing about it in the USA. Its been alleged to be in Iowa , BUT those as well are unproven allegations that require further review.

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    and how do we know that these are MRCD cameras? Could be low powered K band units that lots of cities use?? Just so you know, I did a search of NHTSA approved speed measuring devices and the one you reference was NOT on an Approved list through NHTSA nor IACP.
     
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    Thats where I got caught too. That Saturday might ha
    Its right by your neighborhood too!
     
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    See below for pic. Unfortunately I can't see any of those videos. One day maybe.
    The exact model is ATS TraffiStar SR390 and SR391. They share the same name as the Jenoptik TraffiStar SR390.

    No need to take pictures. Someone already took these nice photos on the other forums. These same units are the ones that are still being deployed.

    radarandlaserforum.com: 100% confirmed Stationary speed camera added NYC: photos, I.D. and detection analysis


    Oh damn! There's a bunch on that street! Remember that one cop shooting the Stalker XLR right after the speed cam? Imagine getting double ticketed! As if the police unified ticket is not enough, you get an "administrative fine" from the city for being caught on the camera. lol
     
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    The panel certainly looks like the MRCT model rather then the MRCD.

    Either way the USA is starting to feel what it's like for those in Europe, Canada and Australia.

    And Redflex has been confirmed in at least 2 states with mobile photo Radar, be thankful you don't have that threat...




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    We got ATS mobile speed cams. They're fugly.
    Also detected as multaradar.

    a09c1bee35e538f43d9d2cdbf060d89f.
     
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    I was hoping for a nofoto type device.
     
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    Based on the FCC report and manufacturer's specs for the unit linked above, it looks like they are vertically polarized K band units with a center frequency of 24.102 GHz and a 44MHz FMCW sweep (24.080-24.124 GHz), and about 66mW EIRP power output. There is also a second channel available for use in the US with a center frequency of 24.148 GHz and a 44MHz FMCW sweep (24.126-24.170 GHz) with the same power output.

    So I think the difficulty in detecting lies in the vertical polarization and FMCW modulation and not the power output.

    Also, these units use a planar patch array antenna, and claim a resolution of 0.1 km/hr and an angular accuracy (to distinguish between vehicles in different lanes) of 0.1 degrees.
     
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    There's been rumours of MRCD in NYC for a while but as you said no one with a MRCD capable detector over there.

    The RPM has only been on sale in Canada and the Pro-A wasn't a good choice for people with the haircut in distance and the falsing.

    Maybe someone in NY will get some RPMs and RC-Ms, EXs and others to start more snooping.





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    I mean I still wouldn't get one. I personally don't use my detector to find photo radar. Waze is phenomenally good in NYC for redlight and speed cameras. I have yet to get a ticket from one of those in my 10 years of driving. *knock on wood*.

    All I got from this was "so it's hard to detect". :p
    Very good write up though! We definitely have to meet up one day so I could pick your brain!
     
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