Best settings for R3 in Alberta (Calgary)

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Looks good.
Keep it out of sight. Radar detectors are illegal in every province east of Saskatchewan.
Thank you. I will mount it in an inconspicuous location (any recommendations in a Yukon XL which I am renting?). Is Waze a pretty good companion there like it is here in the states?

Thank you again.


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Thank you. I will mount it in an inconspicuous location (any recommendations in a Yukon XL which I am renting?). Is Waze a pretty good companion there like it is here in the states?

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We definitely don't have the same power in numbers as you do in the US, but I still find waze to be a good tool. More and more people seem to be using it. It will also be handy for you as an outsider for speed/intersection cameras etc.
 

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I agree with yycast.

There might be more users where your going, but not near the level your probably use to.

It will help with RLC and such.

As for the placement in the Yukon? I don’t know. With the cord being plugged in, and RD’s being illegal there, the only place I can think of is low on the windshield. Maybe on the drivers side by the “A” Pilar if the cord will reach.

The other option is if you can rig up a hardwired power cord to a cigarette plug adaptor, then run the wire around the windshield to a sun visor mount for your R3.

Might be the safest and discreet
 

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On your next trip leave all your Ka Band in just to see.

Really the only thing you might see is

34.7 very common.- RC’s and Alta Sheriffs
35.5 common- mostly RC’s

33.8 is rare but worth having that segment on. Old RCMP.

K band
24.150 very common -RC’s and Alta S.
23.125. Low powered Raptor. Not overly common but is used by the Alberta sheriffs near Edmonton.
thanks for your tips! but with the data you see and know of, you think 2/4/5/6/8 is all we need in alberta? even if there out of tune?
 

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thanks for your tips! but with the data you see and know of, you think 2/4/5/6/8 is all we need in alberta? even if there out of tune?
Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a gun out of tune in Alberta. One where you would need to enable another segment. They’re pretty anal with certification, calibrations and training.

With the amount of tickets and levels of enforcement, I’m sure they have their ducks in a row and bases covered.
Look at all the ads of companies willing to fight tickets on your behalf. Lol.

The Alberta sheriffs are probably the worse. Those guys have absolutely everything and it’s all new and top of the line. They’re a relatively new provincial police force taking over more of the traffic enforcement on the provincial highways.

If it was only the RC’s, you could almost just concentrate on 34.7 Stalkers and Lidar.

Personally on the Unidens and R-EX, I only run 2/5/8.

On the Pro-M or RC-M, which I run the most, I only run 34.7 and 35.5. I don’t even use 33.8. Then again im travelling on my daily commute on the same roads to the same place for the last couple of years. I know there’s no 33.8 after running the same route with it on and never seeing it.

If I’m on a road trip in unfamiliar territory, I’d put 33.8 back on. Still in Alberta, I wouldn’t worry too much about out of tune equipment.
 

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Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a gun out of tune in Alberta. One where you would need to enable another segment. They’re pretty anal with certification, calibrations and training.

With the amount of tickets and levels of enforcement, I’m sure they have their ducks in a row and bases covered.
Look at all the ads of companies willing to fight tickets on your behalf. Lol.

The Alberta sheriffs are probably the worse. Those guys have absolutely everything and it’s all new and top of the line. They’re a relatively new provincial police force taking over more of the traffic enforcement on the provincial highways.

If it was only the RC’s, you could almost just concentrate on 34.7 Stalkers and Lidar.

Personally on the Unidens and R-EX, I only run 2/5/8.
I did encounter 34.847 (seg 6) a few months back within the City of Calgary, but I was never able to visually identify the source. That was the only hit I've ever gotten out of the 2/5/8 range's driving in Alberta.

So I've left 4/6 on. After looking at some of the test results on here, I personally don't think it makes that much of a difference in detection times.
 

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I get Sheriff and RCMP all the time on Alberta Highways that my R3 does not go off, that is normal. They are not all out with it on. In fact I have been going over the limit and not even slowed down when I see one and no lights and they do not turn around. They may be on their way somewhere and if they had it on they would have to stop and issue a ticket and they do not have time for that. They maybe doing something other than Highway Radar that day. Many reasons for them not to have it on, it is not your detector or your settings. :).
 

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Hello fellows, im very new to this forum, was running my Magnum Sti for like 3 years with K off and Segmentation (forget which one now) for all this time. Few days ago got myself R1, updated to 1.46 (not sure now if i should of did that) and i can't seems to figure out what settings to use!?(

If I go to menu, choose City and do a manipulations does it applies to all driving modes (City, Hwy and Advance)? This is very inconvenient isn't it? For example i want to set up CITY and HWY modes to be as in this thread so i can't do it?

Can someone let me know if this settings is good for start int the CIty:
Menu/Advance:
Ka: Ka Band-100%; Ka Band-On; Ka POP-Off; Ka FIter-OFF; KA-Seg: 2+5+8
K: K Band-50%; K Band-On; K POP-Off; K FIter-On; K Narrow
X: X Band-100%; XBand-OFF
MRCD: On (for now if it falls a lot will turn it OFF)
TSF-Off

If ill switch to Hwy mode how many of this ^ settings will be there?
Can someone please explain me of why there is opportunity to choose between 3 settings in the beginning of menu (Hwy, City & Advance)??
If I go to menu, choose City and do a manipulations does it applies to all driving modes (City, Hwy and Advance)? This is very inconvenient isn't it? For example i want to set up CITY and HWY modes to be as in this thread so i can't do it?
 

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Look at this way, City and Highway are preset and using Advanced allows a user to customize all the settings and segmentations for there personal preferences, location, guns they face etc...
 

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For the R3 / R7 in BC and Alberta is there any need to turn on Highway X band or POP detection?
 

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Look at this way, City and Highway are preset and using Advanced allows a user to customize all the settings and segmentations for there personal preferences, location, guns they face etc...
Actually, I'd look at it this way. Once you set a setting, not matter what mode you are in, it is the same across all settings with one important exception: sensitivity. Hwy is always max sensitivity for all bands (unless you have them turned off), City is minimum sensitivity for X and K, and maximum for Ka (unless you have any of them turned off). Advanced mode lets you dial in the sensitivity for each band yourself (but doesn't matter for those bands turned off), and you can only access that if you are in advanced mode and hit the menu button.
 

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For the R3 / R7 in BC and Alberta is there any need to turn on Highway X band or POP detection?
I do not, I have X turned off, I also have laser turned off. You still need K in many places in both AB and BC and then obviously KA......
 
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Actually, I'd look at it this way. Once you set a setting, not matter what mode you are in, it is the same across all settings with one important exception: sensitivity. Hwy is always max sensitivity for all bands (unless you have them turned off), City is minimum sensitivity for X and K, and maximum for Ka (unless you have any of them turned off). Advanced mode lets you dial in the sensitivity for each band yourself (but doesn't matter for those bands turned off), and you can only access that if you are in advanced mode and hit the menu button.
Agree was just trying to keep it simple at that point...
 

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For the R3 / R7 in BC and Alberta is there any need to turn on Highway X band or POP detection?
I'm in PG and travel highways frequently for work and pleasure.
In the city and highway nothing but Ka band so far. Laser traps in the city frequently.
K band 1 in 4 RCMP through the Cariboo district, where they heavily tax travellers through the Williams Lake and 100 Mile areas.
Pattern seems to be the smaller towns have some K band highway patrols and larger cities go with Ka.
Not sure if budgets or some other issues decides what units to provide to mounties.
Have not had definitive readings on CN Rail police or the CVSE who can issue tickets as well. Suspect K band for our local CN Rail as I got a signal but shut off before I confirmed it was him.
I have never seen a 33.8 Ka here. Yet.
Edit: They are very I/O happy here, not much C/O unless they are busy with something else and neglected to turn off. Even when pulling over an offender they shut off after initial blast.
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That interesting, about CSVE they run Ka, but didn't know about CN rail police...
 

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That interesting, about CSVE they run Ka, but didn't know about CN rail police...
Our local CN loves to spend time with traps on all the roads and boulevards in and bordering their properties and crossings.
Many a ticket issued on major city streets, my work place is right there and we can watch the action. Many of our employees have been nabbed too.
 

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