Purchased R3. Need help with setup!

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Hi everyone, I am new to the forums and to the community of Radar Detectors. I recently purchased an R3 (I know the R7 is coming out soon but I just wanted one for the time being), and I received it today. I am asking the community for help on what I should set up on my R3 for driving in NYC (the 5 boroughs), Long Island, NJ, and Upstate. I know that there are older posts about other people asking the same thing but I saw that their posts are from 2017 and 2018. I was thinking that maybe there are new different features to turn on or off as Uniden updates their firmware, etc. Please let me know what you think I should have on for driving in those locations! Thanks!
 

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I saw Vortex's guide, but just curious on other peoples set up that drives in the same location as I am and maybe see what I can set for my settings. Since you are from NYC too (suppose due to your username), what are your personal settings?

Also, I paid $250 for it; brand new.
Howd you score it so cheap? I thought i just got a good deal @300.

I followed the vortex guide and leave it on highway since i have a lot of K band up here in WNY.

In NYC youll want to put MRCD on.
 

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Howd you score it so cheap? I thought i just got a good deal @300.

I followed the vortex guide and leave it on highway since i have a lot of K band up here in WNY.

In NYC youll want to put MRCD on.
Hey, 300 is a good deal too. I got it off a friend where he bought two accidentally and he needed to get rid of it. So that's a score for me.

When you are not driving on the highway, do you change it back to city? or do you leave it in Highway mode at all times?
 

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Hey, 300 is a good deal too. I got it off a friend where he bought two accidentally and he needed to get rid of it. So that's a score for me.

When you are not driving on the highway, do you change it back to city? or do you leave it in Highway mode at all times?
I leave it in highway all the time, the extra noise does not bother me. Plus im still getting a feel for the detector. Only annoyance is K alerts from hondas.
 

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If someone can still help me with settings that covers NY (all of NY), Long Island and NJ, would really appreciate it. :(
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I leave it in highway all the time, the extra noise does not bother me. Plus im still getting a feel for the detector. Only annoyance is K alerts from hondas.
You been using the detector for a while now?
 

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For now I can give you some starter info based on what I've seen and heard here. Hopefully one of the guys can give you much more local specifics. Turn all bands on including MRCD. NY is using it on red light cams. If your gonna use segmentation set 2/5/6/8 On. 6 is primarily for Stalkers that drift high in upstate NY. Percentage of K and X band will be determined by you, depending on how much you see it. Start at 100% and back down if you don't really encounter much as desired. In NJ very little X and K. Hope this helps.
 

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For now I can give you some starter info based on what I've seen and heard here. Hopefully one of the guys can give you much more local specifics. Turn all bands on including MRCD. NY is using it on red light cams. If your gonna use segmentation set 2/5/6/8 On. 6 is primarily for Stalkers that drift high in upstate NY. Percentage of K and X band will be determined by you, depending on how much you see it. Start at 100% and back down if you don't really encounter much as desired. In NJ very little X and K. Hope this helps.
Definitely did help. Thanks!
 

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For now I can give you some starter info based on what I've seen and heard here. Hopefully one of the guys can give you much more local specifics. Turn all bands on including MRCD. NY is using it on red light cams. If your gonna use segmentation set 2/5/6/8 On. 6 is primarily for Stalkers that drift high in upstate NY. Percentage of K and X band will be determined by you, depending on how much you see it. Start at 100% and back down if you don't really encounter much as desired. In NJ very little X and K. Hope this helps.


Driver66 is right on. From N Jersey. I don’t think you will need X on from what I found only limited use in south jersey. Yes also tone down K and play with percentage until you fill comfortable with range. Also experiment with TSF off and on. I see reduction of K chatter with it in but don’t know how it affects MRCD since I don’t see it here. Vortex def. the place to start with.





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Noticed that the K band also goes up pretty often. But I can’t tell if they are false.. I am running 70% k band, I should lower it I guess?
 

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