I kissed my Uniden R3 when I got to work this morning... :o)

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    WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Learning to Drive General User

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    Yes, I did. LOL So I was running a little late for work this morning. I'm figuring 6 o'clock in the morning, they're not usually out here anyway nevermind this early on Saturday morning. But that doesn't matter, the detector is usually running if I'm driving. We live in a relatively small town, this is a lightly traveled "highway" especially on weekends early in the morning with a speed limit of 45 connecting my property to the interstate. Well, needless to say I wasn't doing 45. :D *ahem* As a rule, I usually run my R3 on highway mode since there's nothing for it to false on that stretch of "highway" so I know when I get an alert it's usually the real deal. Anyway, I'm cruising along when all of a sudden the R3 starts screaming at full alert the presence of K band. I'm thinking, :fry: he must have used POP radar on me or something and I'm nailed. Then I realize there are no cars on the side of the road but I see a set of headlights heading my direction, they appear and disappear as they round the curves of the "highway" ahead of me and heading towards me. Soon enough a patrol car passes me and I had long since slowed to an acceptable speed (still going 5 over but they really don't care about that here). So I went from being absolutely positive I was busted and getting ready to see those ugly lights in my rearview to, phew!. This detector has saved my bacon several times and already paid for itself. Love it!! Got to work and I have a quick mount/dismount mirror mount assembly with a direct wire power cord so I take the detector out of the windshield and tuck it away safely while the car is going to be parked for 12 hours at least, but before I did, I gave it a little peck on the cheek. :mmmsmug:
     
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    CajunMan Learning to Drive General User

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    We should all show our RD’s some love and respect!!! Lol Tim
     
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    great read haha
     
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    Way to inspire us!!lol!
     
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    Great save and love the R series!
     
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    Good read. Mine saved me coming from gym last night. About one mile advanced notice and over hill.
     
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    Great story. The R3's are awesome!
     
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    Luminox2323 Learning to Drive General User

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    Great story! Every day I use the R3 more I'm amazed by it. Sometimes when I'm on a trip and hours go by without a beep. I think. "Is this thing even working?" Then BAM. Blast of Ka band and, sure enough, another save from a LONG distance. Love this thing!! :D
     
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    just a peck???
     
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    Yeah I have done the same thing with mine. I've reached up and checked the volume to make sure it's still up (even though I know darn well it is). It's just usually so quiet save for the occasional BSM pickup but I've pretty well figured out when it's falsing and when it's not.

    Bossdad, yes I was in the parking garage at work with coworkers around. I figured it probably wasn't the time to jump in the back seat with the R3. ;) :cool:
     
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    OBeerWANKenobi This is not the car you're looking for..... Intermediate User

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    I didn't kiss it but I patted mine and said "good boy" in my best "dog voice" the other day after it alerted to 34.7 on the tollway in IL with plenty of time to slow down.
     
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    NOW we know why Uniden's break! It's not the factory fault! It's water intrusion into the chassis.
     
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    :roflcopter:

    I thought my Beltronics V995 was good (and it WAS for a while) but I don't even use it for standby duty unless I was desperate, I just switch the R3 to whatever vehicle I'm using. Even took it on a road trip through 5 or 6 states this summer and it performed admirably. I'm sold and Uniden has set the bar for radar detection in my book. It's hard to imagine Uniden or someone else improving upon this type of performance, but I'm certain it will happen.