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dudeinnz

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Thanks dudeinnz, which one would be your preference in my circumstances
Depends,

Are you planning on buying locally or importing?

Do you care about K band at all?

Both the R3 and EX are pretty crap at detecting redflex. The R3 actually cannot scan below 24.050, the mobile units are normally set to well below that i.e no detection. The EX is hit and miss.

If you’re worried mostly about patrol cars and Ka, I’d get the current king which is the Uniden R3. The EX is not to shabby on Ka as well, and at the speeds you are likely to get up to, the difference is likely to be a few seconds- which can be important.



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HI all

I am obviously new here, and have joined as I am researching hard out for the best radar detector to fit to my Ducati Panagali Superbike, before heading south to the Burt Munro in Invercargill. From Auckland return to so I am picking ahead of time that I may be susceptible to speed inforcement over the long trip.

I am currently leaning towards the Red line Ex, however see that the preference appears to be the uniden R3 due to its extended range.

Now as I am fitting it to a bike it is not as easy to load in false signals etc, use buttons on the fly etc and I will be relying heavily on voice alerts, which need to run on an app on my iPhone, as this connect directly to my wireless Sena unit in my helmet. Therefore the voice alerts and alarms need to be really good. I will also be using the unit in our cars.

You all seem to be very knowledgable on everything RD so please let me know your thoughts and recommendations.

I have read the testing that has been completed locally which was really helpful.

I hope I wasn't the bike that was mentioned in this thread above clocked from behind... :)


So thank you in advance for all your advice....

P.S I have established the only waterproof bike unit the TPX 3 won't give me enough range to react so that's out and the test results really showed how crap they are.
I run a V1, LE dongle and JBV1 app b/t'ed to a dedicated phone mounted under the screen. The phone is linked to the N Com system in my Nolan helmet. This gives me a large alert display ( which saved my butt last Tuesday) and audio to the helmet. You can also run the phone in a pocket or tank bag if you don't want the display.
I've had 2 km plus alerts which is plenty of time to beat the cops.
I've use another dongle in the cars so It's easy to swap between vehicles.
As for Redline and R3, I think only the Redline has an app functionality. The R3 will need a B/T transmitter to talk to your Sena
 

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I don't know if anyone has already posted this but news flash.....

Watch "Uniden R7: An R3 with Arrows!" on YouTube
 

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I run a V1, LE dongle and JBV1 app b/t'ed to a dedicated phone mounted under the screen. The phone is linked to the N Com system in my Nolan helmet. This gives me a large alert display ( which saved my butt last Tuesday) and audio to the helmet. You can also run the phone in a pocket or tank bag if you don't want the display.
I've had 2 km plus alerts which is plenty of time to beat the cops.
I've use another dongle in the cars so It's easy to swap between vehicles.
As for Redline and R3, I think only the Redline has an app functionality. The R3 will need a B/T transmitter to talk to your Sena
Great point re: the connectivity of the EX over the R3.


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I don't know if anyone has already posted this but news flash.....
Yes it will be interesting to see how it goes when it comes out.
 

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Yes it will be interesting to see how it goes when it comes out.
I can't wait to upgrade for the Arrows and Mobile redflex cameras. My R3 will be up for sale after that.
 

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I can't wait to upgrade for the Arrows and Mobile redflex cameras. My R3 will be up for sale after that.
Could be a market changer, I wouldn’t jump the gun too fast until the unit has been tested by the community at rdf at a minimum.

Also retailing for 600 usd, I shudder to think what the kiwi retail stores will charge for them. Most people will likely import, but with the gst law changes more and more are getting pinged!

Don’t get me wrong, the R7 is exciting news! Though tread slowly


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Uniden and V1 forums are already alight. I won't be changing.
 

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Okay, I have put together a further revised and updated NZ R3 database.

This also incorporates a review and update of V1.36 of the Official Uniden NZ/A DB version. Therefore it includes both my previous camera improvements as well some further improvements made by Uniden.

I am making this available separately as both V2.06 for NZ firmware, and 3 Jan 2019 for US firmware. Although the formats are different the actual content will be identical.

However, this time, I'm not going into the habit of chasing people to dish it out. So if you want a copy: Please send me a request, and also please indicate which version / firmware you want to use it with.
hello and happy 2019
could i hve a copy of software plse
V2.06 for NZ firmware

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I see they have decided to activate all 12 red light cameras in Auckland. People running red lights scare the crap out of me and so does mission creep. Why did they decide at using only 6 at a time in the first place? If the reason was origionaly flawed the we have a bunch of idiots making decisions for us. What next, what will be the next mission creep item, lowering the blood alcohol just penalised the responsible and made no difference except tear at the social fabric of NZ society a little more. Anybody willing to guess as the next 'Mission Creep' item?
 

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I see they have decided to activate all 12 red light cameras in Auckland. People running red lights scare the crap out of me and so does mission creep. Why did they decide at using only 6 at a time in the first place? If the reason was origionaly flawed the we have a bunch of idiots making decisions for us. What next, what will be the next mission creep item, lowering the blood alcohol just penalised the responsible and made no difference except tear at the social fabric of NZ society a little more. Anybody willing to guess as the next 'Mission Creep' item?
I saw more than six red light cameras with 200 metres of our hotel in Melbournes CBD. Damn near every intersection has them.
NZ just dabbles in road safety, and talks about it instead.
 

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Nelson had the Bay Dreams festival here a couple of weekends ago. The cops were expecting chaos so they brought people in from ChCh and other places. As it turned out, there were less problems than at the Rugby World cup game, so they had a lot of bored cops with nothing to do.
As they do, they decided to harass drivers with vehicle/alcohol check points. Out of 4000 vehicles stopped they wrote 3 infringements!
A film crew for one of their propaganda shows even came down for the excitement. They were so bored they left early.

Back in the day, three of us would write that many each checking 20 or 30 cars on an on ramp. I doubt that people are that much more law abiding now, so I suspect these cops don't know how to do a proper vehicle check. In fact, on the rare occasions I've been stopped they barely look at the WOF, and never check tyres.
All those cops who could have been catching burglars, harassing gangs or even doing proper traffic enforcement were standing around with their fingers up their noses perving at the half naked teenies.
 

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I don't know if anyone has already posted this but news flash.....
Definitely going to be getting in one of these to test, just guttered they went with a display style not really designed for RHD cars or users!