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@dudeinnz , @Aucklandradar ....

Since our recent testing, I've been looking at our top 9 detectors on the off-axis course, and wondering, which one of these is truly the best. They all yielded 1km or more of KA 34.7ghz detection distance on a very hard course.

I figure for a detector to be the best it also has to rate very well on the low K band scale as well, that is, the dreaded camera van, which has proven the hardest to detect.

So, @dudeinnz , @Aucklandradar , answer me this.....in your experience, which of those 9 detectors is the best at detecting the camera vans, ...which in my mind would make it the king of NZ detectors ?

And i'm happy to come south to test this by the way. :)
In my experience it will be between my Redline Pro A and 9500ixi but in all fairness I haven't had the chance to test multiple detectors in a semi controlled environment..

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Now when you did your testing, were you using a low powered hand-held 34.7 gun or a high powered in-car Stalker dual/DSR unit?
LoL... you're grasping at straws there m8, We used the very same equipment that all the testers use. The hand held units we used ARE in car units, these units come with removable handles, you remove the handle and it slides into the dash board mount, so it becomes the in-car unit. And it actually makes no difference, on the day, the detectors are all tested on an even playing field. All the testing I've ever seen done has been performed with hand held units. Have we all collect invalid data? I don't think so.

And to speak to the strength of our test guns... on one of the test days an old war-bird, a spitfire or something flew over head, and i clocked it with my weak hand held at 148mph, from the ground. @Aucklandradar and @dudeinnz can testify to this fact... our KA guns work just fine m8.

I also find that a little insulting. We had 24 detectors, and over the weekend we drove towards a live radar source over 100 times, and this is where our results have come from. You on the other hand might have encountered police radar 10 times(massive over estimation) in the last month, and made no actually comparisons with other detectors, but have still determined that your R3 has up to DOUBLE the performance of your Redline-O. That by the way, makes you the only guy to claim double the performance of the Redline-O, when the R3 certainly hasn't shown up to be that good, in any testing, anywhere in the world.

We will be testing again in the future, and as with your Redline-O, you and your impressive R3 have an open invitation to come join us.... if you dare. ;)
 

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m Would've gone with a R3 after seeing all this... next time i guess :p
Hey spud, I hear you m8. I know you came to the forum to help with your selection too. I feel the same about my EX too, I spent a lot of money on it, and had to work too hard to make it work, with the Detector Tools & update issues etc, then the eventual realisation that it doesn't quite perform as well as expected... it does seem like a bit of a let down.
You should put it on Trademe and buy that R3 m8. Like me, and many others, if K band is of no concern, and you want out right KA range, then the Uniden R series is where it's at.
 

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@Tseven007 mate here's the thing, I don't work for Uniden or any other detector company and I don't come on here to bag one detector and praise the next... I just report what I see in the real world... I do a few k's, in the past 5 weeks I've clocked up over 7,000km's and have had heaps of 34.7 encounters.
Now when you did your testing, were you using a low powered hand-held 34.7 gun or a high powered in-car Stalker dual/DSR unit?
In some cases I am getting initial 34.7 alerts with the R3 and driving a few k thinking I must have caught up to a patrol car in front of me heading in the same direction.. Continuing driving with the alert strength increasing I finally see the source coming towards me and my jaw drops to think where the hell was he when he gave me the first initial alert!!!
Once again, these are just my real world observations and fit in with what the USA guys are seeing with R3's.. That they are capable of alerting at 2 or even 3 times the distances of M3 platform. Once again I don't doubt your testing or have any issues with it whatsoever, I think you've all done a fine job. I am simply reporting on what I see in the real world and having driven 250,000+ kms with my Redline-O and to now see its "best ever" detection more than doubled with the R3, then yeah I know what detector is staying on my windshield at this point in time.
you sound like the v1 zombies (including myself) when the redline dropped and had FINALLY after decades beat the v1 with range

now the tables have turned

i would say the redline, like the v1 are reliable units with minimal errors or bugs and maybe the R series have a few kinks, but i have a super hot R1, the Ka band range is insane.

the valid argument from a redline user could be that they feel more stable with the redline platform since its been established for a longer period of time so they could argue less buggy.

redline users enjoyed their crown for a little while...but according to the scientific data, its over now.
 
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Also I couldn't give a stuff about K band speed camera vans.. They don't carry demerit points and I've noticed lately that the clowns they employ to operate them seem to now park them in the most obvious easy to see places..
2 nights ago heading back along the Wairarapa straights at 1:30am I was slingshotting 2 B-trains at 230kph when I saw a red reflection by the trees and sure enough was a speed camera van.. Now I managed to not only see it but also adjust my speed in time from 230kph to 100kph in the middle of a pitch black night!! They don't deserve my money!
that is...until (possibly) they put a lidar unit in there. smile for the camera
 

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Bloody good testing you blokes. Enjoyed the vids and loved that drone footage, a full course fly-by woulda been the bomb. But wow you guys worked hard for that 10 hours to get all that done. Nice touch with the logos on the yellow safety vests! Interesting the 9500ix int version did so well. Maybe they accidentally put an M3 horn in it? LOL

Look forward to your next test!
 

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@Tseven007 you seem to get highly offended when someone has a different opinion than yours about a product and seem to take it very personally..
I do enough k's and have enough encounters (in the past month it would be over 50) to know what I see.. I don't come on here to try and make bogus claims about my detector to make myself feel good.. I'm not that delusional..
Anyways I'm getting sick of this place now so I'm out of here.
Nothing I have told you is my opinion, everything I ask you about your claims is based on test results, and not just the one's collected by NZCTG.

If you make big claims they're going to be questioned, especially in here, and I don't mind doing the asking.

If you leaving there's nothing we can do to stop you, so go.

I'll take over the distribution of the R3 database since you won't be around?

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Great work. I love the Kill Zone dashed line on the graph. Good luck down there!
 

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Bloody good testing you blokes. Enjoyed the vids and loved that drone footage, a full course fly-by woulda been the bomb. But wow you guys worked hard for that 10 hours to get all that done. Nice touch with the logos on the yellow safety vests! Interesting the 9500ix int version did so well. Maybe they accidentally put an M3 horn in it? LOL

Look forward to your next test!
Cheers HC. We thought the drone was fully charged but it gave @Aucklandradar a low battery message and unfortunately we had to fly it back just before half-way. We had some inquisitive looks as to why we were going up and down the road, but we gather the safety vests and multiple things hanging of the dash made them look away as we didn’t have any “trouble” during the testing. US guys should buy a 9500ix INT and test it out, would be interesting.
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend.

Yeah hang around a little while longer at least.... good stuff m8 :)
 

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I think i might have to buy a 9500ix International before the price goes through the roof!

lol
 

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I think i might have to buy a 9500ix International before the price goes through the roof!

lol
Didn’t Graham say he had a few left?
 

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Oh, I might not have phrased that correctly, I meant ...

yeap, 11 .... and then they're all gone.
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Hey guys, do you think in the next lot of testing you do if there is any value in testing the detectors on quick trigger I/O 34.7 shots?
 

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