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Hi I am from Ottawa I got my first detector 4 months ago which is Uniden R3. Mostly using in highways. Can I get any recommendations from Ontario users.
 

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You need a stealth detector (or effectively stealth) to be sure that the RDDs (Spectre) wont pick it up. Your R3 is probably fine to use.

There are a few test that some members here are going to run to determine what the average distance that a Spectre can pick up the R3 and R7 with various versions of RDDs and different samples of the same model detectors. You might want to wait for those tests as there appear to be some differences in the distance detected so far in various tests.

The R3, R7 and NR DSP cannot get picked up from far away at all (you can see some recent threads about the distance ) - how far seems to depend on the detector, the Spectre unit and the mounting location .
They may be essentially stealth for the majority of users, but there also may be some small risks with running them in Quebec or Ontario.

If you want a detector that is stealth, the Redline EX, Escort MaxCI and Stinger VIP have designs that are made to avoid RDDs. However the EX is quite a bit larger and more difficult to hide than the R3 - the CI and Stinger are installed detector, and they come with a much higher price tag. The Stinger has had some issues, so few people here recommend that detector.
 

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Where are this tests^ results? On this forum? I was under impression that R1/R3 is detectable when RDD is like a meter away from radar....
 

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Thank you for the explanation. I have read almost all of the threads. Every r3 users in Ontario seems safe so far
 

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Where are this tests^ results? On this forum? I was under impression that R1/R3 is detectable when RDD is like a meter away from radar....

If you read through this thread you may notice that some members' testing resulted in the R1 and R3 being detectable for a longer distance, I think one member was able to detect and R1/R3 at a distance exceeding 50 feet - Sorry 15 meters.

I believe some members are planning additional tests when the R7 is released as a final product. Since the R7 has dual horns and is a newly released detector, it would be good to know before running it in those Provinces.

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My advice, the R3 is awesome but use it with a bit of caution in relation to Spectre. As can be seen in the tests some units can be detected.

Where are this tests^ results? On this forum? I was under impression that R1/R3 is detectable when RDD is like a meter away from radar....
I am also awaiting further testing on street units for detectablity.
 
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All very good advices , but do not forget the basics : hide/conceal every wire , any tip that will
let the cop says in his head ...< this guy has a rd and i will find it >.

I adore the simplicity of a rf controlled switch ....cheap as dirt, easy to install and reliable , i use one for 4 years.
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Note : beware of any suspicious car approaching directly on you , better shut the bird for a moment and see his reaction.
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Such as this example , though i dont think he was using a rdd ...as far as i know.

 
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A Radenso RCM is also undetectable for all intents and purposes. I have tested it myself with a Spectre Elite.

Don't run a rear antenna if you're even remotely anal like me. But outside of that for a forward facing antenna, it's undetectable, again, for all intents and purposes.
 

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A Radenso RCM is also undetectable for all intents and purposes. I have tested it myself with a Spectre Elite.

Don't run a rear antenna if you're even remotely anal like me. But outside of that for a forward facing antenna, it's undetectable, again, for all intents and purposes.
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I take that to mean like a Valentine1 b/c it has both Front n' Rear facing antenna Horns internally ?
 

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I take that to mean like a Valentine1 b/c it has both Front n' Rear facing antenna Horns internally ?
Indeed. A V1 can be picked up from Mars so best to avoid running that altogether but most certainly RDs with any antenna rear facing is best to be avoided, whether they be in a dual design or in a single horn x 2 design (Eg one front and one back)
 

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