CR95/CR97 - Configuration Settings Discussion

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In theory having the filters on are not suppose to affect range, but as we are seeing this is not the case. After seeing more testing and that of my own. The cr97 is a good flat ground detector, and of they can get some lockouts on there an ok city detector as long as the filters are on. It cant hang with the big dogs as votex put it, but at 250 I dont think that is what Mike's intent was/is. It's a step up from precious models. and hope to see it improve over time.
I actually think the CR97 is a very good city detector even without lockouts. I personally don’t like auto or manual lockouts because I have had both my R3 and my Escort products lockout real police K-band in lockout areas. I prefer manual lockouts over auto if I had to choose. I run my CR97 in Highway mode 100% of the time normally with both filters at 1 and TFSR on and FDSr off. My city’s and the neighboring city’s PD to the east normally use constant on K and Ka Band, and my CR97 normally gives me adequate warning with minimal false alarms in the city. I am going to turn TFSR off for a while and see how that affects the performance and false alarm “balance”.


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I actually think the CR97 is a very good city detector even without lockouts. I personally don’t like auto or manual lockouts because I have had both my R3 and my Escort products lockout real police K-band in lockout areas. I prefer manual lockouts over auto if I had to choose. I run my CR97 in Highway mode 100% of the time normally with both filters at 1 and TFSR on and FDSr off. My city’s and the neighboring city’s PD to the east normally use constant on K and Ka Band, and my CR97 normally gives me adequate warning with minimal false alarms in the city. I am going to turn TFSR off for a while and see how that affects the performance and false alarm “balance”.


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I agree with you 100% I will NEVER use ANY type of lockout! The way these NC state troopers, deputy sheriffs and even town cops hide and shoot nothing but I/O in all flavors 34.7, 35.5, and K band in all sorts of different frequencies there's no way I'll even try running lockouts! These cops know about door openers and false alarms and hide right in the middle of all of it! They also love to hide just around the corner after a K band trailer and pop your @ss with a point blank I/O shot!
 

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I agree with you 100% I will NEVER use ANY type of lockout! The way these NC state troopers, deputy sheriffs and even town cops hide and shoot nothing but I/O in all flavors 34.7, 35.5, and K band in all sorts of different frequencies there's no way I'll even try running lockouts! These cops know about door openers and false alarms and hide right in the middle of all of it! They also love to hide just around the corner after a K band trailer and pop your @ss with a point blank I/O shot!
@Kennyc56, Where I live, almost all of my city’s PD and the neighboring city’s department, they normally just use C/O vs I/O. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is mostly I/O with some occasional C/O. Most of my city’s radar guns are permanently mounted, but they still have a few hand held K-band guns. After having real police radar being locked out several times (with Escort and Uniden products almost 10 times), I am done using auto lockouts on my Escort products, but I may still occasionally (and cautiously) manually lock out a signal here or there, but it just isn’t worth risk to me doing numerous and widespread lockouts. I personally don’t mind a little noise with my detectors in the city. I like running the CR97 in the city. I have turned off TFSR in my CR97, and I have noticed a positive difference on several K-band encounters this weekend. I will keep TFSR off for a while. I may just leave it off if I see a noticeable and positive difference in the performance as has been reported here in the Whistler threads by you and others.


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No lockouts for me on the '97 isn't a problem. The way to mark a location works easy on the '97, so that's good to have. I never see LEO's on my local streets, but I stopped using the lockouts on my Redline EX when I noticed it was locking out areas on the highways! I realized it was picking up junk on overpasses and such. Scared me when I realized it. It would be cool if lockouts would engage at low speeds. Going 65 or 70 in a 55 with a lockout is really just asking for it.
 

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@Kennyc56, Where I live, almost all of my city’s PD and the neighboring city’s department, they normally just use C/O vs I/O. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is mostly I/O with some occasional C/O. Most of my city’s radar guns are permanently mounted, but they still have a few hand held K-band guns. After having real police radar being locked out several times (with Escort and Uniden products almost 10 times), I am done using auto lockouts on my Escort products, but I may still occasionally (and cautiously) manually lock out a signal here or there, but it just isn’t worth risk to me doing numerous and widespread lockouts. I personally don’t mind a little noise with my detectors in the city. I like running the CR97 in the city. I have turned off TFSR in my CR97, and I have noticed a positive difference on several K-band encounters this weekend. I will keep TFSR off for a while. I may just leave it off if I see a noticeable and positive difference in the performance as has been reported here in the Whistler threads by you and others.


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Really? Jane and I love driving through Tenn.! When we go on vacation on our way to Az. I've gotten monster alerts on I-40 every time we drive on it! I've never been hit even once with I/O in Tenn.! Every alert has been mind blowing crazy @ss C/O, some of them up to 8 miles long! My Redline and R1 eat it up and get every alert in unison! It's a blast watching them fight it out over all of that C/O 34.7! And no, I haven't had even a hint of interference between the 2 of them! As soon as you cross those mountains and get back in NC however, it's back to a war zone! No C/O ANYWHERE!
 
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Really? Jane and I love driving through Tenn.! When we go on vacation on our way to Az. I've gotten monster alerts on I-40 every time we drive on it! I've never been hit even once with I/O in Tenn.! Every alert has been mind blowing crazy @ss C/O, some of them up to 8 miles long! My Redline and R1 eat it up and get every alert in unison! It's a blast watching them fight it out over all of that C/O 34.7! And no, I haven't had even a hint of interference between the 2 of them! As soon as you cross those mountains and get back in NC however, it's back to a war zone! No C/O ANYWHERE!
They (THP) used to use a lot of C/O particularly in West Tennessee, but I have seen more I/O lately in West Tennessee. I did encounter a THP trooper last week using C/O. I definitely prefer the C/O versus I/O. I also see a lot of local drug task force Sheriff Departments working I-40 using a mix of C/O and I/O. I made a few trips to NC last year, and you aren’t kidding about the I/O used by the NC State Troopers. I encountered a lot of I/O in the Mountains.


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In theory having the filters on are not suppose to affect range, but as we are seeing this is not the case. After seeing more testing and that of my own. The cr97 is a good flat ground detector, and of they can get some lockouts on there an ok city detector as long as the filters are on.
My personal experience with my CR97 is that with the TFSR on, adjusting the filters higher has a more incremental (more drastic) adverse affect on sensitivity and warning range. With the TFSR off, I can adjust the filters higher, and I can still get good warning range, and I feel more comfortable with the higher filter levels.




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My personal experience with my CR97 is that with the TFSR on, adjusting the filters higher has a more incremental (more drastic) adverse affect on sensitivity and warning range. With the TFSR off, I can adjust the filters higher, and I can still get good warning range, and I feel more comfortable with the higher filter levels.




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@RoadDogg,
That is quite true for the rest of us as well.
One minor technical correction though - the quote in your post has my username as the source, but in fact that is a @Bossdad71's posting...
 

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@RoadDogg,
That is quite true for the rest of us as well.
One minor technical correction though - the quote in your post has my username as the source, but in fact that is a @Bossdad71's posting...
I actually had a multi quote with both you and @Bossdad71, but your quote disappeared when I posted. I edited the post before I posted it, and maybe I accidentally deleted your post before I posted it. I am not sure what happened, but thanks for the heads up on that.


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I actually had a multi quote with both you and @Bossdad71, but your quote disappeared when I posted. I edited the post before I posted it, and maybe I accidentally deleted your post before I posted it. I am not sure what happened, but thanks for the heads up on that.


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No worries. I used common sense and figured what you meant. I just don't want to take credit for posts from other people. All is good.
 

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I like the sensitivity with TFSR off from everyone's experiences & the videos (thank you all!) here. Still running it with TFSR off/FDsR on/all X/K/Ka filters at 1/Ka Max not engaged/City Mode/volume 1 or 2. If I am in a herd of fast moving traffic I don't think I'm a target. I get the beep, look up - see the ####'s & I know that it's a false. However, if I am on the open road without cars around & it beeps I slow down without even checking the display which was a hard habit to develop. As a side note, the laser detection works, but like I learned on RDF, it won't really save you. I had a Ka alert going into a curve with sparse traffic, I immediately slowed to 55 from 60 & then the laser alert screamed off. Immediately (I mean really immediately!) I saw was a NY Trooper who was oddly sitting perpendicular to the roadway. In City mode the ' 97 gives a full on laser alert. It grabbed my attention. I could have been toast if I was hauling. I now remember how deadly laser is. I wonder if he was testing out his new toys or the CR97 picked up a laser false. Either way, it's good to know that the laser detection is functioning.
 

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