R3 Band Segmentation

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I have finally decided to play with band segmentation yes I am aware of the risks that I can accidentally not sweep for a police frequency. Hence why it took me so long to even consider it. I travel all over the DMV very frequently "DC / Maryland / Virginia " presently in Maryland so I am currently using 2/5/6/8 it's a very scary feeling though. I am use to the radar making some type of something noise maybe it it's having a false from a K band or something. Now it's dead silent. Something really crazy to get use to. However I wanted to do more testing to nail down more if any frequencies that you may encounter in Maryland. This could help people specifically in Maryland and other areas because the same process could be replicated for other areas. I have been driving in known cop infested areas. Not a peep it could be they're out of tune.
 

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I am sure you are also aware that your territory has several laser threats.
 

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I have finally decided to play with band segmentation yes I am aware of the risks that I can accidentally not sweep for a police frequency. Hence why it took me so long to even consider it. I travel all over the DMV very frequently "DC / Maryland / Virginia " presently in Maryland so I am currently using 2/5/6/8 it's a very scary feeling though. I am use to the radar making some type of something noise maybe it it's having a false from a K band or something. Now it's dead silent. Something really crazy to get use to. However I wanted to do more testing to nail down more if any frequencies that you may encounter in Maryland. This could help people specifically in Maryland and other areas because the same process could be replicated for other areas. I have been driving in known cop infested areas. Not a peep it could be they're out of tune.
I would try turning on segment 4 just in case and test it out with what kind of guns are in the area and how in spec they are and then drive around for a while and see what you can remove
 

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If you are going to use band segmentation & you are not 100% sure what guns you will encounter use 2/4/5/6/8. I use this in Northern NJ because I travel into areas that use segment 4 & would rather keep it on that forget to turn it on.
 
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Segment 4 is pointless outside of new york
Its been found in Ky but i would challenge certs for that
2/5/6/8 and enjoy your new quiet detector
 

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When i traveled to Connecticut i used 2/5/6/8 and it picked up great the threats that were out there...
 

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I can say with certainty a number is missing from md / va I’m trying to see which one it is. Today something strange happened my radar went off with a K band but 8 police chilling lights on the laser went off no k bands at all they where pulling people over. I got a warning from one police officer because he set off a ka band but nothing from the rest.
 

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I can say with certainty a number is missing from md / va I’m trying to see which one it is. Today something strange happened my radar went off with a K band but 8 police chilling lights on the laser went off no k bands at all they where pulling people over. I got a warning from one police officer because he set off a ka band but nothing from the rest.
I'm not sure what your question is here. The first thing to remember is it's a radar detector, not a police detector. If they're not running radar when you see them, you can't expect your RD to alert. They could also be using LIDAR, which the R3 is not great at picking up.

What frequency were the K band alerts? If you're somewhere with an active K band threat, it's best to run K Wide. You should also learn how to identify BSM falses vs legit K band.

If you're still convinced you're missing legit radar, run Ka Wide for awhile and make a note of the frequencies you see.
 

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Okay so I have been running tests like this I’m not sure how I reached but my initial goal was to see if there was a ka band missing from MD / VA I started with the initial ones very well known then I have been recording frequencies to match the range that they correspond to I will be running these tests for a week or two to see if they are detected on bands we don’t have publicaly listed if there is a better way for me to test this please let me know. I’m mostly doing it for the community. I am also now trying to turn on all bands and see what comes up. I was messing around with k narrow and I think that was negatively impacting my tests. Versus K wide that has yielded more positive results. I am trying to look at just the numbers right now. A * if it correctly lead to a successful Leo. I understand the range is very good as I have been using it since launch I know I may not always see what I can detect.
 

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I think you're on the right track, but I would recommend reading this excellent article by Vortex on Band Segmentation: Band Segmentation and Custom Sweeps - Vortex Radar

While the segments do refer to "frequencies", it's not the same as different agencies using a certain radio frequency for communication and having to program that frequency into your scanner to be able to hear it. Rather, different radar gun manufacturers have designed their guns to operate at different frequencies within the Ka band spectrum, and we can take advantage of this information to limit the amount of Ka band we need to scan.

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The caveat being radar guns can "drift out-of-tune" and may not always be found at the frequency the manufacturer sets. This is more of a problem with Stalker guns operating at 34.7 for some reason, but any radar gun can have its frequency drift.

Be sure to read the article by Vortex above, and let us know if anything isn't clear.
 
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Just a little info for all of you North Jersey people . Couple months ago I noticed Hardyston Twsp in Sussex cnty was running K band . Over weekend while going through neighboring town of Ogdensburg got K band hit from LEO on side of road . I have had detectors for many years and what is going on around here with K seems pretty new .Been living here since 1973 .I could be wrong but like I said I've been using detectors since early 80's and this k band stuff around seems to be new . If you find yourself in Sussex county watch out for K .
 

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K could be making a comeback.
 

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