Mystery MRCD/BSM false from BMW?

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  1. synistyr

    synistyr PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Anyone else get this?

    The 2 BMWs seem kinda far away but the RPM is also pretty sensitive..

    Shoot, lost my edits. The 2nd one is at 3:04, and last one at 3:40
     
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    Were the Radenso's updated lately? I've experienced a lot of MRCD falses, but none have ever been from BMW
     
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    Can you list every setting you are running?
     
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    I will verify and post them later tonight.


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    Still running US9.

    Just thought the alerts were odd. No other new vehicles around when alerts hit and circled back to check first alert and no MRCD source found.




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    Auto City 20 90
    Speed limit alert: off
    X0 K9 Ka3
    Speed compass
    Metric
    Frequency display
    Voice on
    Auto mute on
    1 beep off
    X Off
    K Narrow
    TSR low
    Ka narrow
    Ka POP Off
    Ka filter Off
    MRCD Narrow
    MR Filter High
    MRCT Off
    Gatso Off
    Laser On
    Startup sound on
    Gps connected announcement on
    GPS RLC databas only
    Gos distance farther




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  7. Heywood

    Heywood Learning Something New, Still Dying Stupid Advanced User Premium Member

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    synistyr:

    I didn’t want to hog the “going on a trip” Thread.

    Figure I’d disturb you in your own thread.

    I took a run at those false alerts on Strathern Hill tonight.

    RC-M, R-EX, and R3.

    At the top of the hill heading west towards it. I picked up a 24.188 alert. About 50 feet from that, it changed to 24.147 on the R3. The R-EX reported 24.157, 24.165, and 23.157.

    The west end speed sign by the foot bridge by the Edmonton Queen reported 24.141 on the R3 and 24.151 on the R-EX.

    Both the R3 tuned to 24.147 and the R-EX 24.157 as I got closer to the 2 signs heading east and up the hill.

    I ran the R3 in K wide just to see if it would pick up something outside of the narrow spectrum. Nothing but the Normal 24.147 that I had always picked up.

    I came to a crawl approaching both those sign.

    Basically, the trailered sign is shooting something, but it’s out of whatever we can pick up in wide. There’s only one signal there, and it’s the solar powered speed sign. It is 24.147 three out of three runs on the R3 and 24.157 two out of three runs with the R-EX.

    The only thing I didn’t try was X band.

    So there’s nothing wrong with what the Radenso was seeing. There’s only 1 frequency there. You must of got a bounce of the speed sign that was just out of your lockout zone.

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    Heywood Learning Something New, Still Dying Stupid Advanced User Premium Member

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    I have it on video as well. I just haven’t produced it, but it is saved so it won’t get over written.


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    Both are solar powered actually.

    I have the pole mounted permanent one locked out.

    But if you have no lockouts you should be detecting 2 signals unless they're exactly the same?

    Unless the R3 or Ex filters out one of them?






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    I ran them and the RC-M and R-Ex were not in lockout mode.

    I never ran the R-Ex there before, and I had cleared the lockouts on the RC-M doing something else.

    There’s only one signal there. The trailer must be either X or it’s something way out of the spectrum that we are looking for it doesn’t register. Even in K wide.

    I pretty much stopped right in between the 2 and watched for a second signal or a change. There’s nothing there in the scope of what the R3 and R-Ex’s range.


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    Hmm. Interesting.

    I do have my old Pro 300. I think I'll throw that in the glovebox. That thing has zero filters. Haha.

    Curious if it'll report anything.




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    The R3 has me been there before and the speed sign was locked out. If there was a second new signal it should’ve showed up as a new signal if there was one. Even when run in wide, nothing.


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    I’m not saying u are wrong.

    But all those portable speed signs that I have encountered have been k band.

    The most recent encounter for me was the ones they put up by commonwealth stadium and the pcl concrete place. I had to lockout both portable speed signs in both directions

    Another one that comes to mind was the portable speed sign on 118ave WB and gretzky.

    I always thought getting a 1 beep before the lockout kicks in was from the delay in the user hearing the signal to locking out the signal.

    But That location though. I have found to be wonky. ImI pick up the signal coming down the hill. I lock it out. Signal stops. So the lockout area gets added. Only to have to pick up the signal again and then having to use another lockout on it. I don’t know if it’s a glitch in the detector or if the speed sign stopped emitting or maybe coming down the hill has something to do with it
     
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    Solid signals for me all the way to the source.
    Locked out or not.

    Just the 24.188 at the top with the R3, then 24.147. 24.157 on the R-Ex.

    No movement at all in the signal. Never wavered or jumped.


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    So I get the feeling the detector is acting weird.

    I drove through a radar corridor today (it's filled with K speed signs and traffic sensors) and the detector went crazy. Did a couple runs back and forth.

    Lots of falses from vehicles with BSMs that the RPM can handle. Lots of switching from MD to MT alerts.

    Had to stop and do a factory reset. (which after rebooting you can't access the settings if you're beside a radar source because it only mutes)

    After that driving through the corridor was back to silence.




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    Today I tried to set my RC-M to MRCD Wide (it was Narrow b4) and it is giving me a lot of falsings.

    I will try to post videos latter.
     
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    I had a MRCT false on a 2010 BMW 3 series, once. Never happened again.
    Denso BSM does (all Japanese cars 2017+ except Mazda?)
     
  19. synistyr

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    The only Japanese vehicle I've seen causing a false the new Mazdas.

    The Lexus can be bad if you run MR Wide/Filter Low I think.


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    Yes to both. I have quite a hate hate relationship against CX5s in general. If it were up to me, I'd run them off the road and into a ditch. That said my RCM has to be within ramming distance before it'll false against a CX5 and since falses are SO FEW and far between, I live with them without an issue other than the odd #fullrage moment which doesn't last long.

    My old STI Magnum though would help encourage me to murder every Acura/Mazda/insert car manufacturer name here
     
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