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Hey guys, been pretty happy with my R3 so far. Got the new firmware 1.46 then promptly downgraded. Getting a decent amount of false K alerts still. Some fall inside and some fall outside what k narrow would be. Do MA users generally run k narrow based on known threats? Any other recommended settings? Currently I copied from the vortex radar site. Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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Hey guys, been pretty happy with my R3 so far. Got the new firmware 1.46 then promptly downgraded. Getting a decent amount of false K alerts still. Some fall inside and some fall outside what k narrow would be. Do MA users generally run k narrow based on known threats? Any other recommended settings? Currently I copied from the vortex radar site. Thanks in advance for any help!
Welcome from another MA user! Personally I find running K Narrow too much of a risk in this state. I know where I am I have K-band right at the absolute fringe of the narrow setting (24.199) where the cut off is 24.200. I have also seen troopers running very low K-band as well (24.0XX) where the cut off is 24.080. I would recommend running it in wide for a while to see what is around your typical driving area before you change any settings. If you must you can reduce your sensitivity a bit, but I would leave the full scan range for now.
 

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If you are running the older firmware (1.31 or 1.37) and getting a lot of falses try turning TSF on + K filter on. It really helps on my unit, even a lot of the hondas don't punch through nearly as much and I still get good range on legit Kband (I have lots of legit Kband near me in FL). I run highway sensitivity with TSF on and it's fine on the open road, around town I switch to advanced 60% and it's pretty quiet, I have the R1 so no lockouts or low speed muting which would kill most of the stationary falses I get around town so TSF on should help yours out a lot too. I ran it in boston for a week in advanced 60% with TSF on and it was really pretty quiet, i was surprised.
 

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Welcome from another MA user! Personally I find running K Narrow too much of a risk in this state. I know where I am I have K-band right at the absolute fringe of the narrow setting (24.199) where the cut off is 24.200. I have also seen troopers running very low K-band as well (24.0XX) where the cut off is 24.080. I would recommend running it in wide for a while to see what is around your typical driving area before you change any settings. If you must you can reduce your sensitivity a bit, but I would leave the full scan range for now.
That makes sense, I did get one legit alert and I also think it was 24.19x so I guess you're right it's not worth the risk,

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If you are running the older firmware (1.31 or 1.37) and getting a lot of falses try turning TSF on + K filter on. It really helps on my unit, even a lot of the hondas don't punch through nearly as much and I still get good range on legit Kband (I have lots of legit Kband near me in FL). I run highway sensitivity with TSF on and it's fine on the open road, around town I switch to advanced 60% and it's pretty quiet, I have the R1 so no lockouts or low speed muting which would kill most of the stationary falses I get around town so TSF on should help yours out a lot too. I ran it in boston for a week in advanced 60% with TSF on and it was really pretty quiet, i was surprised.
Thanks a lot for the reco, I'm going to try that and report back. I've been running advanced and I think K is at 70% and I have K filter on, but TSF is off.
 

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Welcome from another MA user! Personally I find running K Narrow too much of a risk in this state. I know where I am I have K-band right at the absolute fringe of the narrow setting (24.199) where the cut off is 24.200. I have also seen troopers running very low K-band as well (24.0XX) where the cut off is 24.080. I would recommend running it in wide for a while to see what is around your typical driving area before you change any settings. If you must you can reduce your sensitivity a bit, but I would leave the full scan range for now.
How do you drive in MA w/o Laser defense, I see it all the time ?
 

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How do you drive in MA w/o Laser defense, I see it all the time ?
I rarely run into laser where I am. I can't remember the last time I ran into it in MA. In fact the last long trip I took basically driving from East to West and back across the state did not have a single LEO with active enforcement of any kind except a couple locals when pulling off for food/gas. I know as soon as I post this I will get hit though! I am not the fastest vehicle on the road though so plenty higher fish to target as well.
 

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How do you drive in MA w/o Laser defense, I see it all the time ?
Yep. I’ve seen it twice on I-90 West before the I-84 exit. They sit on the inside of hard right-hand bend. Not sure exactly where it is off hand but I seems to be a favorite spot.
 

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Yep. I’ve seen it twice on I-90 West before the I-84 exit. They sit on the inside of hard right-hand bend. Not sure exactly where it is off hand but I seems to be a favorite spot.
Yep, that's a favorite spot & a couple miles later after you pass the I-84 junction going West on the MAss. Pike, there's a nice hideout on the right shoulder where they ambush from. Just as you crest the top of a small rise, they fire at you...you never see them until you get the audio alert from my V1 or the ALP..
 
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Kruppa, welcome aboard! I've been running K narrow this past week on my R3 (1.37). I've been trying to watch the spectrum analyzer carefully. I see lots of K band, probably 80% of my LEO encounters. So far, the guns I've seen have all been easily handled by K narrow. However, as the others hint, you could encounter a gun that's gone above that 24.200 GHz threshold.

I'm in Metrowest: tons of newer Acuras and Hondas. I find with TSF on, K filter on and K band attenuated (ADVANCED mode) down to ~60% working really well when it comes to quieting down those very pesky falses.
 

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Kruppa, welcome aboard! I've been running K narrow this past week on my R3 (1.37). I've been trying to watch the spectrum analyzer carefully. I see lots of K band, probably 80% of my LEO encounters..
Just to clarify, you have been running narrow this past week.....how long did you run wide to confirm there were no high/low ones that would be 'clipped'?
 

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many months, @westwind77 . Most of the guns (24.150, 33.8, 34.7 and 35.5 GHz) are very close to their designated center frequency. Some are dead on.

I'm not saying K narrow is a solution for everyone, just experimenting with it now. Definitely a case of "buyer beware".
 

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Kruppa, welcome aboard! I've been running K narrow this past week on my R3 (1.37). I've been trying to watch the spectrum analyzer carefully. I see lots of K band, probably 80% of my LEO encounters. So far, the guns I've seen have all been easily handled by K narrow. However, as the others hint, you could encounter a gun that's gone above that 24.200 GHz threshold.

I'm in Metrowest: tons of newer Acuras and Hondas. I find with TSF on, K filter on and K band attenuated (ADVANCED mode) down to ~60% working really well when it comes to quieting down those very pesky falses.
Thanks everyone! This is exactly where I’m at right now with settings (but k wide) and it’s been way better.
 

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On the topic of lidar, I've been hit a few times on the I95
 

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Kruppa, welcome aboard! I've been running K narrow this past week on my R3 (1.37). I've been trying to watch the spectrum analyzer carefully. I see lots of K band, probably 80% of my LEO encounters. So far, the guns I've seen have all been easily handled by K narrow. However, as the others hint, you could encounter a gun that's gone above that 24.200 GHz threshold.

I'm in Metrowest: tons of newer Acuras and Hondas. I find with TSF on, K filter on and K band attenuated (ADVANCED mode) down to ~60% working really well when it comes to quieting down those very pesky falses.
Me too.

On the topic of lidar, I've been hit a few times on the I95
You'll see much more on I-290, nothing the last couple of weeks b/c of all the road paving now yaking place...but the Troopers will be back afterwards. :mad:
 

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