New from Utah

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  1. RRJ

    RRJ Learning to Drive General User

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    Hey, I’m new here so I’m learning as much as possible. I ran a radar detector from about ‘86 to ‘94. After returning to a little quicker car, I’m seeing that a return to having a radar detector is in my best interest. Santa just delivered an R1 to be opened on Christmas Day. I’ll be looking for bands used in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho, if segmentation helps with the R1 in these locations, and where people are mounting their mute buttons when hard wiring. I’m also trying to spot if mounting a dector to the far right or left makes a difference. I’m looking to put mine right by the A pillar, but I don’t want to lose performance. As much of my driving will be in rural locations that may or may not have rabbits available, I want as much range as possible.

    Hopefully as I gain experience, I can contribute as well. There is a lot of good info here, and maybe I can add into it in the future.

    Thanks for allowing me to join the conversation.
     
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    @RRJ Welcome to RDF! Get that R1 out of the box and in to your car now! Wrap the box and put it under the tree!

    BTW, contributing to RDF takes all forms, and good questions are a way of contributing too! There is much to learn here for everybody!
     
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    The R1 is an excellent gift!
     
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    RRJ Learning to Drive General User

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    Thanks for the link to that spreadsheet. It looks like I’m in a pocket of limited information. The Utah info is south of me and the Idaho info is north. I’ll start sniffing around after Christmas see what’s out there. Maybe there is a way to update that with new info based on what I find?
     
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    Welcome! Be sure to turn off X band for sure as you'll just get intersection sensor noise in Cache Valley (and most of the rest of Utah too). X Band isn't used at all in Utah, and I'd bet not in Idaho either.

    I have found that there is K band intersection sensors in Cache Valley, so be prepared for lots of K band falses, especially since the R1 doesn't have GPS to perform GPS lockouts with.

    The R1 will perform great though as Logan City PD, Cache County Sheriff's, and UHP use Ka band. I'd recommend you set Ka to enabled, and segmentation settings to Ka Narrow -- as they use all the big 3 Ka center frequencies (33.8, 34.7, and 35.5). Ka Narrow will cover you for both low and high drift, while keeping falses to a minimum. They typically use C/O in the area, so you could most likely safely set RDD rejection / RDD filtering to on, to reduce Ka false positive blips from other noisy detectors. Come discuss in the Mountain Prairie section of the forum or the Uniden section and we can continue the discussion there. I have seen K band in use by PD up near Preston, ID. It was about 4 years ago, but I haven't driven up there lately enough to know if it's still in use.

    Welcome, again.
     
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    RRJ Learning to Drive General User

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    Thank you sir, thats helpful. My brother is in Preston and picked up an Escort IX not long ago. I’ll ask him what bands he’s seeing there. He talks like they mostly use constant on in Cache Valley and Franklin County Idaho, which is different from the days when I had my Gul detector running in the early 90’s. If they do that, life is a lot easier. Now it’s figuring out what Box Elder County does.
     
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    Be interested in your findings. Considering an R1 as well. I’m in Central Wyoming. Thanks!
     
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