Uniden R7 - Firmware Change-log and Outstanding Issues

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Anybody besides me having an issue with the auto dim feature of the R7?

First of all the sensitivity is not sensitive enough it will go dim just on a cloudy day while driving under a foliage of trees under a clear Blue Sky.

Secondly today after pulling out of my garage and driving approximately 3 miles it would not go off of dim I had to unplug it and reboot it and then it was normal.

Yes I'm running the last firmware and I reset the detector afterwards
 

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Anybody besides me having an issue with the auto dim feature of the R7?

First of all the sensitivity is not sensitive enough it will go dim just on a cloudy day while driving under a foliage of trees under a clear Blue Sky.

Secondly today after pulling out of my garage and driving approximately 3 miles it would not go off of dim I had to unplug it and reboot it and then it was normal.

Yes I'm running the last firmware and I reset the detector afterwards
Per the first post, that’s a current known issue.
 

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I have an issue where there is a posted speed sign that measures on K band. Lets say its 500m away, if I hit mute memory at the 300m mark, each time I drive through the same area for the initial 200m it would continue warning me until I hit the 300m mark.

Same frequency and all. I had to go back and re-mute when it picks up the signal so I drive through that area without an alert.

Is this normal behavior if its GPS locked or is this an issue where it is not blocking out that frequency for the duration of that signal?
 

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I agree to seeing MRCD removed from the Quiet Ride feature.
I ran into this yesterday and it was concerning.
 

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Could we list here if we can get a firmware update to provide a new display option for those people choosing to mount the detector on its side. If you see my post on the NZ thread, we are getting more than double the K band detection range against mobile redflex simply by changing the orientation of the detector. This is going to be a permanent mounting position for quite a few of us now I think. It would be nice to have a main display option that makes it easier to read the arrows and speed when mounting like this.

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Could we list here if we can get a firmware update to provide a new display option for those people choosing to mount the detector on its side. If you see my post on the NZ thread, we are getting more than double the K band detection range against mobile redflex simply by changing the orientation of the detector. This is going to be a permanent mounting position for quite a few of us now I think. It would be nice to have a main display option that makes it easier to read the arrows and speed when mounting like this.

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I created a new section on the OP under "Feature Requests."

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Delete Mute Memory Issue and Feature Request

I've been training my new R7 to ignore a lot of X and (mostly) K Band door openers around all the local areas my wife and I drive. Pulling into a strip mall parking lot and staying as far away from the source, while angled to catch as many door openers in view before invoking a louckout is a great way to keep lockout distance and lockout count maximized. BUT, every once in a while on the highway you get a hit beyond that area, and I have been locking those out too. I "assume" that it's just a door that exceeds the range of my original lockout. This is potentially dangerous!

The other day I'm waiting at a red light and see K Band light up in gray (muted and locked out) while the signal gets stronger and stronger. Suddenly, a Sheriff's car comes into view. I unlock that and life is good again, right? But I'm 100% sure in my travels I have locked out legitimate K band threats that I "assumed" were door openers when I couldn't have gotten an eyeball on a "marked" patrol unit. Could have been a patrol unit I just didn't see. THAT'S A PROBLEM. And then I revisited some other "suspect" lockout areas I remembered being suspect and noticed those K band sources were no longer there. Big problem!

There appears to be no way to UNLOCK a LOCKOUT unless the radar source is active, so if you accidentally locked a legitimate source out, you are stuck with a "protection hole" with no way to undo it without clearing all your Mute Memory locations. And even if you could do a single un-lock, how would you know you were in the right spot?

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Have the display light up and show a small text line, like when "Q-Ride" shows in the upper right corner, to indicate you are in a Mute Memory Lockout Area. Maybe something like, "K Mute 1"..."K Mute 2", to indicate that area has locked out any number of frequencies. If you also have other bands or modes (i.e. MRCD) with lockouts, stack that under the current lockout band area so you can view and identify multi-band/multi-mode lockout area overlap. Once you identify that you are in an area that was mistakenly locked out, pressing MUTE twice should now allow you to unlock that Mute Memory area for that specific memory item. If several are in range, then all those get unlocked. The key change here is that NO RADAR has to be present to allow unlocking Mute Memory areas. That, and identifying those areas by display notification. ;)

Unless a feature like that comes to fruition, I probably have quite a few K band lockouts that are real threats. When you drive along highways past shopping areas, you often have a limited time to jump on the Mute button (twice) to get it done before you are out of range. And you don't always have time to pull off the road to locate the exact source. That is why we need a feature to show us lockout areas, so we can verify a potential mistake and fix it on the spot. You can't wait for that LEO to revisit that area. You need to manage lockouts without radar being present.

Finally, we know auto-lockouts are coming. Yes, I imagine auto-un-lockouts are a part of that package, but even then it would be better to have manual control over the situation. I would rather have full manual control over un-lockouts, as Escort currently un-locks my "drifting" door openers when temperature changes over the seasons. I do not like that about Escort's method. Keep the damn things locked out, as the weather will eventually change again, and I don't want to "re-train" the lockout(s)...or hear the "noise".

Phil

EDIT: Now that I look at the display in a radar present, locked-out area, maybe bringing up the same display (and All Threat indication for multi-lockout identification) absent the signal bars would be a better way to alert you that you're in a locked-out area without signal being present. That should be easier to do, and keep standards the same to minimize confusion.
 
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Even better, lockouts should only cover +/-. 005 of the K band frequency, not .035 like now.
Or worse all K signals like Radenso, or however much Escort locks out.
Targeting closer to the exact frequency just makes so much sense....
 

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Even better, lockouts should only cover +/-. 005 of the K band frequency, not .035 like now.
Or worse all K signals like Radenso, or however much Escort locks out.
Targeting closer to the exact frequency just makes so much sense....
Might be too tight for drifting door openers.

But we need a way to manage mistaken lockouts that are long gone. I did more testing yesterday in a mall parking lot next to a major highway. I could even see BSM's go by that I locked out on a previous occasion. I really don't want clear all lockouts and start over. Probably get similar results anyway, unless I pull over (or in) to positively identify each source. That would take a lot of work, and a lot of time.

Phil
 

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@BagNDrag, not sure if you saw my post about BC speed camera request, and some minor issues, but I've quoted it below. The 1st map link is more accurate than the 2nd for the speed cameras. I also emailed this to the Uniden Support email on the Uniden website and they said they forwarded it to the appropriate people.

Let me know what you think, thanks!


First, for BC, Canada, here's 2 maps (for accuracy) of our newly implemented speed cameras. Could you please add this to the next update ASAP?



Next, I love the R7 having no major issues. I do have one annoyance issue though. I manually block a signal when I reach it's location which works fine, but when I get far enough away in either direction it starts beeping the same signal again having never disappeard off the R7 so I have to mute it again. I think due to the great range of the R7 the GPS lockout area needs to be wider. Right now I've been 0.5-1km away with the signal activating, and then showing it's locked out when I get closer. This is just a speed sign, and it's the same frequency for this particular one. There's no other possible signal as this is on farm land often in the middle of the night. It's not limited to this location; it happens when coming up to signals from far away with a clear line of sight. I end up having to mute at first contact, at the source, and at last contact (rear). Can this please be fixed, or maybe an option to select the range of lock out as it wouldn't be useful to have long range in a busy city?

The second problem I noticed is the difference in volume between the detector beeping and the voice talking. Having music at a moderate level, I can hear the beeping loud and clear, but then the voice announcements come on and it's barely noticeable. Is it possible to have separate volume adjustments for the beeping and the voice? Or at least balance it better. I like to listen to loud music and would never hear the voice with it turned up. If I turn it up loud enough to hear the voice then the beeping is way too loud to the point it hurts my ears being a high pitched sound.

I'm running version 124.124.111.

Coming from an Escort 9500ix, this has been a great upgrade so far, I love the OLED screen, the details it shows, and the much greater range. All we need is for that darn auto lockout patent to expire ASAP!

Thanks!
 

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