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Until you get stuck behind them on a 2-lane road with no passing zone. Happened to me yesterday behind a CX-5 for 10 miles. Detector kept unlatching and re-alerting, so pressing mute was futile.

Honestly, the only thing preventing me from getting an R3 right now is the filtering. I've never owned one personally, but I rode with someone once for two hours who had one. 1.37, K Filter ON, TSF On, Highway. It got annoying pretty quickly. Granted, you can knock it down with Advanced mode and I did not experience that firsthand, but New England still has a good amount of real K band, particularly in Massachusetts, so I really need all the range I can get to combat the terrain we have. I can deal with my DFR6's K Band noise, but the actual range can get a little dicey sometimes.
The Uniden R1/R3 normally doesn't have much trouble with Mazda BSM pollution.

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The Uniden R1/R3 normally doesn't have much trouble with Mazda BSM pollution.

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Oh yeah, I personally got stuck behind a CX-5 with my DFR6. I was just pointing out how awful it can be to be stuck behind anything that might drive your detector nuts. My single experience with the R3 on that drive was totally separate. Lots of Hondas were the culprits there. My fault for not being clear.
 

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Oh yeah, I personally got stuck behind a CX-5 with my DFR6. I was just pointing out how awful it can be to be stuck behind anything that might drive your detector nuts. My single experience with the R3 on that drive was totally separate. Lots of Hondas were the culprits there. My fault for not being clear.
Yes, it can get annoying to be stuck behind a polluter. Depending the the distance away you are, there are 2 strategies with the R series (especially with the R7). If you are pretty close, put it in Hwy and use the mute button. Doesn't drop the signal and require a re-mute. If you aren't close enough that that strategy works, drop to City mode and it probably won't alert. Not going to work 100% of the time, but I've found it pretty effective with the R7 (although with K Block, don't need to use it for Hondas/Acuras)
 

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My R3 is hitting ebay as I'd rather have my exwife over for dinner then listen to all the false K alerts. Uniden should fix this with an update not a 90% reduction in sensitivity. Potential range means nothing if it's thrown in the glove box. JMHO Randenso got it right quiet with above average range is the way to go.
 

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In the past month with my R3, I've had to lower K to 50% to find the right balance between quiet and decent detection range. I have a lot of K band up here, so not becoming numb to K alerts is top priority. When a K alert comes through, I need to be able to quickly decide if it's real or not. 50% K has definitely tamed the falses, but it has also neutered the range a bit. I can't say I'm super pleased with how the thing handles K band, but how it handles Ka alerts certainly makes up for it!

Edit: I run 1.37 for reference
 

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City mode all the time for me. I live in BSM hell and surrounded by real K band. Just can't win.
 

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It's because people don't want to deal with the reduction in range that city mode offers.
Yep, I'd rather know what a BSM ramps up like and what frequency they use rather than lose performance because I want less falses.
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I did... And I have a feeling they're trying to add it, but because they didn't have the foresight to add more memory, they're having to figure out if it should be added.

What I mean by this is, lets say there's enough memory to add it, so they do.. Say in 6 month, they figure out how to get better MRCD/T range, but they now have to remove some feature to free up space to add it.. What do they do? Do they remove a feature everyone likes to add the MRCD fix or do they leave MRCD as a ticket notifier? They're kind of stuck..
I'm in the camp of doing what many of us do already. I'm still on 1.37 because it works for me and I didn't like what I heard from 1.46 (or what ever the newer one is numbered). Need MRCD? Upgrade. Prefer to keep k block? Different upgrade.

Maybe we may have to do what Belscort did with the Magnums and Redlines and send them in for refresh/upgrade.
 
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Everyone seems to be dismissing the fact that testing has shown the R7 (and R3 similar) to have better sensitivity to K band at 30% Adv than the other brands top detectors at full sensitivity.
City mode is only slightly less sensitive than highway mode of the competition.
Keep that in mind when choosing your sensitivity levels in noisy areas.
With the other brands you have no option to increase K sensitivity to 200%.
 

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It's the fault of all those people who wanted arrows :hmm:, now the R3 has become the red headed step child to the R7.

Well that, and the guy who was brilliantly keeping the R3 updated moved on to Radenso. The R3 was last updated in January when he was still at Uniden IIRC.

Living in PA where only the PSP have RADAR and that's mainly K and just on the interstates in my part of PA it isn't a huge problem but I do travel by interstate to work soooo ... false alerts galore, I think I have become numb the the sound of the R3.

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Everyone seems to be dismissing the fact that testing has shown the R7 (and R3 similar) to have better sensitivity to K band at 30% Adv than the other brands top detectors at full sensitivity.
City mode is only slightly less sensitive than highway mode of the competition.
Keep that in mind when choosing your sensitivity levels in noisy areas.
With the other brands you have no option to increase K sensitivity to 200%.

No doubt the R3 is still a great unit, just sucks for those of us stuck in K land that the updates have been put aside in favor of dialing in the R7.

The R3 is more useful in the nearby states than it is in my state of PA right now.
 
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I run my NRDSP duals in city yellow (In between hwy & full city) to quiet BSM falses which mostly works.
The RD companies need to find a filtering solution to this issue; it's like having a Porsche but never taking out of 3rd gear. Still fun, but not being used to its potential.

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I run in Advance.. Either 70 or 50%.. 50% is the lowest I'll go because even at 50%, I brown my shorts with some encounters.. If I ran in City mode, I'd be getting tickets.
50% is as low as I would go with the R1/3. 30% is acceptable to me for the R7.
 

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I was good with 70% with advance mode for quite awile with TFS and K filter until all of the farm equipment busted out at the start of spring around here! At least 50% of them have radar spewing from them! It was driving me insane, a lot like some of you guys with the Hondas and Acuras. I kept cutting back all the way down to 30% and it still was a pain in the @ss! Then I saw @Brainstorm69 's video on his R7 on city mode and said to myself what the hell! It was either that or turning K band off period! I'm running 3 different R1's in 3 different cars and they all are doing great on city mode! I've also bench tested them and they still do great even on Q/T shots on city mode with TFS and K filter on 1.48. I only wish I would have tried this a lot sooner!
 

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50% is as low as I would go with the R1/3. 30% is acceptable to me for the R7.
Bottom line Uniden should fix the problem. The consumer should not have to dial back 50-70% in order to get the thing to shut up. If you purchased a V8 would you open the hood and pull 4 plug wires to save gas? JMHO But if this were an escort detector we would rip the crap out of them for sure...
 

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50% is as low as I would go with the R1/3. 30% is acceptable to me for the R7.
I tried 40% for approximately 10 minutes before being utterly burned by C/O K band. Thank god I was only doing 3 or 4 over. Anything below 50% K on the R3 is pretty dangerous if you see any legitimate K band and are in tough terrain
 

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I tried 40% for approximately 10 minutes before being utterly burned by C/O K band. Thank god I was only doing 3 or 4 over. Anything below 50% K on the R3 is pretty dangerous if you see any legitimate K band and are in tough terrain
I wonder why we are seeing such different results? I've also seen legit K band on city mode with my R1's and got plenty of range. Looks like I need to run a K band test and run my R1's on city mode and all of the settings in advance mode and see what's up!
 

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I wonder why we are seeing such different results? I've also seen legit K band on city mode with my R1's and got plenty of range. Looks like I need to run a K band test and run my R1's on city mode and all of the settings in advance mode and see what's up!
Especially since you see all I/O and I seem to see all C/O. Maybe it's just our detector copies. But I am regularly seeing LOS detections in my area with C/O K band and my detector is hovering between 50 and 60% K band with the filter and TSF on (on 1.37)
 

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Especially since you see all I/O and I seem to see all C/O. Maybe it's just our detector copies. But I am regularly seeing LOS detections in my area with C/O K band and my detector is hovering between 50 and 60% K band with the filter and TSF on (on 1.37)
Actually, K band is on the way out around here. The I/O that I see all of the time is 34.7 and 35.5 Ka band from the NCHP! K band I/O was coming from the town cops and deputy sheriffs, but most of them are switching to 35.5 now as well.
 

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@Kennyc56 just ran out and pulled this off my dash cam from last night. C/O 24.124 from the LEO on the right. It was rear facing too. I saw him before the alert happened, on top of the Waze alert that I got well before the R3 sniffed him out. I don't think this is even that challenging for terrain compared to what I usually see. It's a Decatur gun.

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K Filtern ON
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@Kennyc56 just ran out and pulled this off my dash cam from last night. C/O 24.124 from the LEO on the right. It was rear facing too. I saw him before the alert happened, on top of the Waze alert that I got well before the R3 sniffed him out. I don't think this is even that challenging for terrain compared to what I usually see. It's a Decatur gun.

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That almost seems like he was using some I/O along with C/O. It was kind of strange the way your R3 reacted. I think I need to set up a test with my K band gun and run it in C/O and see what happens with my R1's. I'm getting way better range than that on city mode! 1.37 is killer so I know that's not the problem.
 
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