Uniden R1/R3 Change Log and Firmware Versions

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New R1/R3 firmware has dropped!!!

Fixes (v 1.50 – 07/24/2019)

K block feature to improve BSM detection. Notch filter for 24.194 – 24.205GHz.
When Speed camera(or Redlight) and radar alert are being detected at the same time, radar alert is displayed after speed(or redlight) camera alert – this is a bug fix current R3 skips “radar alert” when detecting speed(or redlight camera) and radar alerts simultaneously.

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New R1/R3 firmware has dropped!!!

Fixes (v 1.50 – 07/24/2019)

K block feature to improve BSM detection. Notch filter for 24.194 – 24.205GHz.
When Speed camera(or Redlight) and radar alert are being detected at the same time, radar alert is displayed after speed(or redlight) camera alert – this is a bug fix current R3 skips “radar alert” when detecting speed(or redlight camera) and radar alerts simultaneously.

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Does anyone have experience with this update? Is the BSM filtering worth the download?

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Does anyone have experience with this update? Is the BSM filtering worth the download?

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The update is good and the notch filter works great!. However, if you have any local LEOs with guns operating in the 24.194-24.205 range, you might not want to use it. That's not a problem where I live and I'm loving the new silence from the R3.
 
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Is step 11, reset to factory default settings necessary?
More than necessary. Almost every firmware based technics requires it. For example, if you have a router to upgrade, a reset to factory defaults is imperative after the firmware upgrade (if you would expect a unit to work correctly and adequately with the new features and extras). Same for a detector. You will have to personalize your settings again in the end.
 

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@skd Thanks for the info.
Upgraded my R3 yesterday, everything went ok. Went through my settings and wrote them down, then did the factory reset, and put my settings back in.
 

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For example, if you have a router to upgrade, a reset to factory defaults is imperative after the firmware upgrade
Nonsense. Millions of devices disagree with you. If they felt like it, they could prevent the factory reset recommendation. It just takes more effort. It would be like saying you need to factory reset your smart TV settings every time it auto updates. Or your cell phone. Or anything else. It’s not necessary.
 

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It works great!. However, if you have any local LEOs with guns operating in the 24.194-24.205 range, you might not want it. That's not a problem where I live and I'm loving the new silence from the R3.
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I think he’s confused. That admonition only applies if you run the detector with the K Block feature enabled, as that feature suppresses alerts in that 24.194 to 24.205 range to eliminate the otherwise numerous Honda/Acura BSM falses. It’s not mandatory to enable it, though I believe it is enabled by default. For most users, the risk is low.
 

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I think he’s confused. That admonition only applies if you run the detector with the K Block feature enabled, as that feature suppresses alerts in that 24.194 to 24.205 range to eliminate the otherwise numerous Honda/Acura BSM falses. It’s not mandatory to enable it, though I believe it is enabled by default. For most users, the risk is low.
Sorry for the confusion. Having re-read my post above, when I said "you might not want it", I didn't mean the upgrade itself, even though that's exactly how it reads. :confused: I only meant you might not want to use the K-Block if LEOs in your area are operating K-Band in that range. I edited my original post.

As for the update itself, I do wonder if Uniden did some additional tweaks to the overall filtering? Because, my R3 has been incredibly quiet since upgrading to 1.50. Although admittedly this is purely anecdotal. After a two hour trip the other day in complete silence I drove by a grocery store just to make sure it was still working! Then the next day I had a Ka 34.694 alert and I'm more than satisfied it's working great, just so much quieter and I'm not complaining.
 
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I think he’s confused. That admonition only applies if you run the detector with the K Block feature enabled, as that feature suppresses alerts in that 24.194 to 24.205 range to eliminate the otherwise numerous Honda/Acura BSM falses. It’s not mandatory to enable it, though I believe it is enabled by default. For most users, the risk is low.
I had one example where the display read in this range and it was a real LEO k band with block on. One or two others had already reported same thing. K block was on. Which meant cop radar came through. I would like to see bench test from one of the guys with tunable radar to be sure. There was a post about this someplace. This might be urban legend I experienced.
 

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Nonsense. Millions of devices disagree with you. If they felt like it, they could prevent the factory reset recommendation. It just takes more effort. It would be like saying you need to factory reset your smart TV settings every time it auto updates. Or your cell phone. Or anything else. It’s not necessary.
Oh, you are so wrong here. If it wasn't necessary, they would have never written this requirement on their log. And yes, many devices, like in the example, require factory default for further working correctly or as the last resort when something isnt working as it should any longer.

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as the last resort when something isnt working as it should any longer.
Yes, it would be great if that were the case here. Not resetting after some updates seems to be just fine. But most people recommend it because it’s a fail-safe.
 

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