R7 FW is on Uniden's site now v122.123.111

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Do you all have to send back the beta units or you still get to keep them to test beta FW?
We will keep them and continue to test beta fw.
 

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Wow, that filter has to eliminate most of the falses right? I mean, that's almost the only range I see falses from. That's awesome.
 

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Great....now the R7 has the option to block out the LEO is my town running 24.198, love it!
 

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It's not just an option, it's BLOCKED (on) by default :eek:
It's in option defaulted to "on"

It is questionable that it's defaulted to on though. Seems like options that could possibly get you in trouble should be defaulted to off.
 

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I can't remember where, but I think it was NJ or somewhere, but I say 24.204 I believe, I tried to find a Honda to no avail and the signal was just blasting, I knew at that point it was a cop, I didn't see the decals, but saw the light-bar. I think a better plan would be a reduced city-esque sensitivity to the notch, that way we can still get alerted, and also have reduced BSM's. Maybe we can have 2 settings, one for turning off that range, and the other is reduced sensitivity.

Yes had one LEO driving on 287 in NJ blaring 24.199, so this notch filter scares me.




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Great....now the R7 has the option to block out the LEO is my town running 24.198, love it!
Based on bench testing, I don't think it completely blocks all signals in that range. On the bench, with my K-band antenna tuned into that range, the R7 still alerts. But testing at distance is needed to see if that's still the case.

[EDIT: Recent information has come to light that having MRCD on or off affects the functioning of K-Block. Having MRCD on seems to allow frequencies in the range to PT all the time and having MRCD off seems to allow the frequncies to PT some of the time. Until we get better info from Uniden, we don't know for sure what's going on. It may be that K-block is intended to block all signals rather than letting stronger signals through.]
 
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Thanks Uniden for addressing some of the issues already!
Looking forward to getting to really drive this weekend with the R7 and see how it does against Ka 34.7 and how well it filters out BSM with the new firmware (have only had one drive so far and that was before the new firmware was released).

Re. K notch filter - They don't have K radar in the normal areas I typically drive now (I used to live in a town that used K radar and they used I/O at night when it is dark and nobody else is on the road, so no chance of advance warning).
Based on the frequency segment which is blocked, like others, I am wondering how safe having the K Block Notch filter On will be, since there are towns that use K band and, as others noted, there are LEOs using guns.
Edit - Guess based on what Brainstorm is saying, it may still work against strong signals in that range when the filter is On (although not sure about chance of getting alerts for vehicles far ahead getting hit with I/O).

I would love to get less BSM alerts though as that was always my one pet peeve about my R3. Based on how many BSM alerts I got, it can result in boy who cried wolf syndrome...

K notch filter On or Off? Hmmm, decisions, decisions... :)
 
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I would have a hard time deciding if I wanted the filter on or off as well. It's great to have the option though.
 

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I would have a hard time deciding if I wanted the filter on or off as well. It's great to have the option though.
I think it ultimately depends on how aware you are of an upcoming Honda/Acura and how the RD responds.

Right now I don't even flinch when my R3 gets some BSM from a Honda/Acura as I saw them well before I got to the position that the RD will alert. The notch filter would be a nice option for me, but not essential.
 

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How likely would it be for a LEO to have equipment tuned to the 24.2 notch filter in areas where K is still in use?
Not likely at all. Just like the fact they don’t calibrate their own units. If this was a concern, we’d have seen this with Ka segments already.


Edit: read that wrong. Thought you were suggesting they would adjust it themselves.
 
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I think it ultimately depends on how aware you are of an upcoming Honda/Acura and how the RD responds.

Right now I don't even flinch when my R3 gets some BSM from a Honda/Acura as I saw them well before I got to the position that the RD will alert. The notch filter would be a nice option for me, but not essential.
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of using it. I think I'd want to but it wouldn't be without risk. How much risk? I'm not sure and I need to pay more attention. I know when it's a BSM but when I get a legit K band threat I go into "where is he" mode and don't pay so much attention to frequency. I'll be better about that going forward though.
 

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Update went flawlessly. Thanks!!!
I cant wait to test it tomorrow. I'm picking up a falsing KA band of all things right out of my street that I know is an automatic door opener (stores) as my R3 always saw as K (and was locked out). I also picked a really really long 24.198 K band from some car that must have been way behind me. My detector was going off for over a minute straight with the arrows pointing behind me. I dont think it was a statie as they use KA in Mass. only I'm pretty sure.
Sorry to get off topic, but I just saw this and wanted to say something before you get screwed. Staties in Mass use A LOT of K band nowadays. Almost all of my encounters in the past year have been with K band in various parts in the state. A lot of locals still use K band up there too. Be careful out there. I'd hate to see you get popped
 

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Less than a week since official launch, and Uniden has a BSM fix! I think that is pretty amazing. Uniden continues to listen to its customers. Bravo Uniden! Keep up the great work.
I wouldn't call it a fix. It's more of a possible work around until they can provide a real solution to BSM.

Based on past conversation here about BSM, BSM K band actually can be identified. I sure hope that the R7 has the processing power and memory to be programmed properly to implement a real BSM filter. Because if they can get true filtering, there would be no need for a notch filter and it should work even in those cars with BSM in the middle of K Band.
 

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Regardless of what people choose to call the notch, a fix or a bandaid; I’m glad it’s there and it’s an option the end user can choose to turn off or on. There will always be the “what if the LEO..” argument. This selectable setting allows the user to.... wait for it..... make their own decision. I hope Uniden continues to find ways to filter BSM without notching them out. I will happily accept options that allow me to make my own choices until better true filtering happens.

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Regardless of what people choose to call the notch, a fix or a bandaid; I’m glad it’s there and it’s an option the end user can choose to turn off or on. There will always be the “what if the LEO..” argument. This selectable setting allows the user to.... wait for it..... make their own decision. I hope Uniden continues to find ways to filter BSM without notching them out. I will happily accept options that allow me to make my own choices until better true filtering happens.

Fitz
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Based on bench testing, I don't think it completely blocks all signals in that range. On the bench, with my K-band antenna tuned into that range, the R7 still alerts. But testing at distance is needed to see if that's still the case.
I wonder if that is why it seems to punch through on highway at times but not advanced (from other reports).
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It's not just an option, it's BLOCKED (on) by default :eek:
Yikes! They should not have that defaulted to on! I understand they want a quiet RD but that could get people into trouble!
 

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I wonder if that is why it seems to punch through on highway at times but not advanced (from other reports).
Possibly. Uniden hasn't really explained to us how it works.
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Yikes! They should not have that defaulted to on! I understand they want a quiet RD but that could get people into trouble!
That depends on how it works. But I would agree that it probably should have been set to off by default.
 
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