R7 only has 9 Ka segments?

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Not that it really matters to me but I noticed the r3 has 10 ka segments and scans up to 36 ghz but the r7 only has 9 segments and caps ka band at 35.7ghz. I wonder what the reasoning for the change was.
 

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Ahh my bad. I didn’t see that. This thread can be deleted if needed.
 

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Yeah. BRD was looking into this back in December.

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Interesting, I don’t see 35.5 but even if I did. Kustom and Decatur don’t seem to drift as far as stalkers luckily. I can’t see many real issues coming from it tbh. Just curious
 

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I think #Vortex said something about and has segmentation by state on his website.
 

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Hi All

I am sorry if this is the wrong thread but I am new to this forum and love it so far. Just purchased an R7 after so many years of using Escort 9500 IX. Just wondering what is the best segmentation for the R7 and do I really need to segment it. I read a lot about using 2/5/8 but then I read 2/5/8 and something else but not sure where I read it and can not remember the other segment #. Also I read that using KA wide is fast enough. Any advice would help as I am new to segmentation for RD. Btw if I only use certain segments are the others not picked up on radar and is there a chance I miss an alert? Thank you for the help in advance.
 

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Don’t bother with segmentation. It’s not really worth it on the newer digital RDs. Particularly for the average user.

To answer your question, yes you are essentially turning on and off specific frequency ranges. So if you’re hit with a frequency that’s off it won’t be detected. It was beneficial on older analog RDs because they were slower so by reducing the number of frequencies it had to scan it would scan faster thereby increasing how quickly it could alert to a signal it was scanning for.
 

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Hi All

I am sorry if this is the wrong thread but I am new to this forum and love it so far. Just purchased an R7 after so many years of using Escort 9500 IX. Just wondering what is the best segmentation for the R7 and do I really need to segment it. I read a lot about using 2/5/8 but then I read 2/5/8 and something else but not sure where I read it and can not remember the other segment #. Also I read that using KA wide is fast enough. Any advice would help as I am new to segmentation for RD. Btw if I only use certain segments are the others not picked up on radar and is there a chance I miss an alert? Thank you for the help in advance.
Segmenting on the R7 will only scan for the segments that are enabled. So if you have segments 1/3/4/6/7/9 disabled, you will not be alerted to any frequencies in those segments. 2/5/8 are required almost everywhere as those segments contain the frequencies used the most by law enforcement. That’s not to say that it’s safe to disable all the other segments, but it depends on the areas where you drive. This thread will help with that.

The fewer segments that you have enabled, the less time it takes the detector to complete a scan cycle. We are talking milliseconds. That may not sound like a lot, but those milliseconds could potentially mean missing an I/O (instant on) or Q/T (quick trigger) shot from far up ahead. These early warnings will provide you plenty of time to slow down. The R7 scans really fast though, even when using Ka wide, so I wouldn’t be terrified of this if you don’t segment.

Personally, I segment to 2/5/8, as that is all that is needed for where I drive the most, and I never disable those segments no matter where I drive. When I drive in areas that require other segments, I enable those. Even if segmenting is only saving me milliseconds, it’s still saving me something, so I do it, but it’s also the enthusiast in me and I enjoy messing around with all the settings (maybe you do to). If you’re just more comfortable running Ka wide, that’s ok too.
 

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Segmenting on the R7 will only scan for the segments that are enabled. So if you have segments 1/3/4/6/7/9 disabled, you will not be alerted to any frequencies in those segments. 2/5/8 are required almost everywhere as those segments contain the frequencies used the most by law enforcement. That’s not to say that it’s safe to disable all the other segments, but it depends on the areas where you drive. This thread will help with that.

The fewer segments that you have enabled, the less time it takes the detector to complete a scan cycle. We are talking milliseconds. That may not sound like a lot, but those milliseconds could potentially mean missing an I/O (instant on) or Q/T (quick trigger) shot from far up ahead. These early warnings will provide you plenty of time to slow down. The R7 scans really fast though, even when using Ka wide, so I wouldn’t be terrified of this if you don’t segment.

Personally, I segment to 2/5/8, as that is all that is needed for where I drive the most, and I never disable those segments no matter where I drive. When I drive in areas that require other segments, I enable those. Even if segmenting is only saving me milliseconds, it’s still saving me something, so I do it, but it’s also the enthusiast in me and I enjoy messing around with all the settings (maybe you do to). If you’re just more comfortable running Ka wide, that’s ok too.
Segmenting on the R7 will only scan for the segments that are enabled. So if you have segments 1/3/4/6/7/9 disabled, you will not be alerted to any frequencies in those segments. 2/5/8 are required almost everywhere as those segments contain the frequencies used the most by law enforcement. That’s not to say that it’s safe to disable all the other segments, but it depends on the areas where you drive. This thread will help with that.

The fewer segments that you have enabled, the less time it takes the detector to complete a scan cycle. We are talking milliseconds. That may not sound like a lot, but those milliseconds could potentially mean missing an I/O (instant on) or Q/T (quick trigger) shot from far up ahead. These early warnings will provide you plenty of time to slow down. The R7 scans really fast though, even when using Ka wide, so I wouldn’t be terrified of this if you don’t segment.

Personally, I segment to 2/5/8, as that is all that is needed for where I drive the most, and I never disable those segments no matter where I drive. When I drive in areas that require other segments, I enable those. Even if segmenting is only saving me milliseconds, it’s still saving me something, so I do it, but it’s also the enthusiast in me and I enjoy messing around with all the settings (maybe you do to). If you’re just more comfortable running Ka wide, that’s ok too.
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Awesome info and really helped me understand segmentation. And yes I also love to tweak and adjust things if possible to always try and make it better. If it’s there why not. We are enthusiasts I guess. Thank you for the info.
 
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Awesome info and really helped me understand segmentation. And yes I also love to tweak and adjust things if possible to always try and make it better. If it’s there why not. We are enthusiasts I guess. Thank you for the info.
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Segmenting still has the benefit of filtering out other false signals that you might encounter. That's the larger benefit these days.
 

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