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I'm not interested in any of the GPS radar detectors, and I've been looking to get the dfr6. So just making sure that would be an okay choice for where I live in NC. Right now I have the whistler z-11,but I'm sure it isn't that great. What are the frequencies that NC uses, and what does off axis detector mean? Thanks
 

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Uniden R1 is your best bang for the buck in the land of 35.5, I/O.
 

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Off axis means detection from radar pointing from either side relative to your direction of travel, or around the curve in curvy roads... very usefull depending on the terrain you frequently travel in...
and what does off axis detector mean? Thanks
 

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NC does use a lot of I/O in places and the terrain is tough so the R1 would be a better choice to give you a better shot.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm trying not to spend that much on a rd right now, possibly in the future will keep it in mind. Would the dfr6 be okay for now, or any suggestions on something near the dfr6 price range that would be good for me?
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm trying not to spend that much on a rd right now, possibly in the future will keep it in mind. Would the dfr6 be okay for now, or any suggestions on something near the dfr6 price range that would be good for me?
Wouldn't waste your time. Find an R1 for $200 and be done with it. They had a Best Buy version for $180 at one point...try finding a used one of those.
 

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Wouldn't waste your time. Find an R1 for $200 and be done with it. They had a Best Buy version for $180 at one point...try finding a used one of those.
I've looked everywhere online, and best buys online site but haven't seen any that's less than $250 they're about $300 everywhere
 

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I've looked everywhere online, and best buys online site but haven't seen any that's less than $250 they're about $300 everywhere
I believe you. It's funny, two months ago you could barely give them away.

They come up here in the marketplace from time to time. Might even be one there now.
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Ok, then you need to belong here longer and contribute to the forum.

I'd recommend contacting @radarguy1986 for more information.

If that's against the rules mods please let me know.
 

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NC does use a lot of I/O in places and the terrain is tough so the R1 would be a better choice to give you a better shot.
The R1/R3 do very well in the challenging terrain situations that you may face, and the I/O used by NC State Troopers. I was amazed at some of the detection distances that I received with my R3 (GPS version of R1) in some challenging terrain and against Instant On radar in NC last year on several trips.

Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm trying not to spend that much on a rd right now, possibly in the future will keep it in mind. Would the dfr6 be okay for now, or any suggestions on something near the dfr6 price range that would be good for me?
I haven’t used the DFR6/DFR7 detectors so I cannot give you a good personal assessment on the differences on the DFR6 vs R1 other than what I have read on the forum which is the R1 is more sensitive and will give you greater warning range in more challenging terrain situations. I don’t know what the cost difference is between the two, but if the R1’s extra extreme range saves you just one ticket over a years time vs the DFR6, it may be worth spending the extra money now. The DFR6 may be fine and ok for you too. I have read that the DFR6 is a solid choice for a very good price.



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I'm not interested in any of the GPS radar detectors, and I've been looking to get the dfr6. So just making sure that would be an okay choice for where I live in NC. Right now I have the whistler z-11,but I'm sure it isn't that great. What are the frequencies that NC uses, and what does off axis detector mean? Thanks
What city or county? That might help. Around here in the Garner- Clayton-Smithfield - Wilson area, it’s mostly Ka 35.5.
 

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What city or county? That might help. Around here in the Garner- Clayton-Smithfield - Wilson area, it’s mostly Ka 35.5.
I live in north Wilkes, but do a lot of driving in statesville, Mooresville, Charlotte. Around those areas mostly
 

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@Vortex lists the DFR7 as a top pick for an affordable RD. I don’t see why that wouldn’t be a good detector for you. You don’t seem to be a RD “enthusiast”...yet...It is cheap, and it’s better than what you have. I would look for a really good deal though.
 

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He also listed the dfr6, which is why I was asking about it
Ah, that’s right. You mentioned you didn’t care for GPS. So the DFR6 is the exact same thing without GPS so yes that would be a good detector for you. I’ve seen other members on the forum here that run them and seem to like them. And if you look in the tests that have been done they do perform admirably for the price. I’m sure you can find one dirt cheap used.
 

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Ah, that’s right. You mentioned you didn’t care for GPS. So the DFR6 is the exact same thing without GPS so yes that would be a good detector for you. I’ve seen other members on the forum here that run them and seem to like them. And if you look in the tests that have been done they do perform admirably for the price. I’m sure you can find one dirt cheap used.
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Is there a way to tell what gun is being used by the frequencies that pop up?
So far I've seen 35.5 from unmarked charger & a 24.16 k
 

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The 35.5 (Ka) is probably a Kustom or Decatur gun, hard to tell what specific model. No idea on your 24.16 (K) hit.
 

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Can anyone tell me if I can use a phone cord for the uniden, you know like the part that the 12v runs Down to a phone like Jack that plugs into detector. I want to hardware it, but don't really want to cut up the 12v charger to do it, can I just buy a phone line, or what is it? I know it's not a cat5, and I don't want to purchase the hardwire kit I want to make it now thanks
 

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