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Not sure we're all quite on the same page so to speak. The maximum range the R3 can alert to on GPS is 300m (this is built into the firmware).
Different page same book
As I said in post #22 and #33, I have a NZ R7 Firmware version 124.124.111 K segmented
 
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First Red Flex k band hit with the NZ firmware (k1 only/ ka5) on the R7

Source: Redflex camera van 24.009ghz
Location silver dale motorway heading south

Facing radar: 250meters alert distance.

 

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First Red Flex k band hit with the NZ firmware (k1 only/ ka5) on the R7

Source: Redflex camera van 24.009ghz
Location silver dale motorway heading south

Facing radar: 250meters alert distance.

Nice!


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That’s enough distance to check your speed I feel. Good to know.
 

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First Red Flex k band hit with the NZ firmware (k1 only/ ka5) on the R7

Facing radar: 250meters alert distance.
Nice. I need a dash cam now lol
You got him as soon as you had line of site.
Rear was still picking him up for 12 seconds and unless you changed speed thats 300m with cam facing away. WOW.

You getting many false alerts on K.
 

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Nice. I need a dash cam now lol
You got him as soon as you had line of site.
Rear was still picking him up for 12 seconds and unless you changed speed thats 300m with cam facing away. WOW.

You getting many false alerts on K.
Hey Mate,

Yeah I would recommend the Viofo a129 duo. It's really good for what you pay for.

Yeah I was impressed with the rear horns detection too.

I believe I detected the van before it was line of sight as this van was well hidden deep into some trees which hid it really really well.

It was about the equivalent of 3 lanes to my left in terms of distance from the road.
This is quite rear.

I'm quite keen to go on a long drive with this.
I feel as though if it didn't have k1 band segment the false alerts would render it useless out on the open road. It's just so sensitive and there is no rear k band mute either which it needs..imo
 

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That's way better than my old redline, even when it could detect them! I think the R7 is going to be a really great product the NZ. Shame the R3 just doesn't have this scanning range.
 

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Yes, my initial feel is that my US R7 has an edge on MRCT detection (no redflex in WA to test) over my R3 running either NZ or US firmware.

I still need to test it vs my Raptor RP-1 on K (8 mW polarized patch antenna) to see if it is generally more sensitive than the R3 on low powered K band.

Looks like you have a great option for NZ. Not too good for the AU guys over East with Redflex, as it looks more leaky to Spectre RDD than the R1/R3
 

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Looks like you have a great option for NZ. Not too good for the AU guys over East with Redflex, as it looks more leaky to Spectre RDD than the R1/R3
I suppose this is something which could not be fixed with a software update as it is due to the hardware? Like the K band segments which are currently only available in the AU/NZ model.
 

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Looks like you have a great option for NZ. Not too good for the AU guys over East with Redflex, as it looks more leaky to Spectre RDD than the R1/R3
Do the police still use Spectre?
With all the BSM from vehicles I would have thought it would be like using an old RD on K and it alert to everything
 

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Do the police still use Spectre?
With all the BSM from vehicles I would have thought it would be like using an old RD on K and it alert to everything
As I understand it, Spectre detects the leakage freqs of detectors, not BSM's.
 

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As I understand it, Spectre detects the leakage freqs of detectors, not BSM's.
I suspect @winterbrew is correct. You'd still need good BSM filtering on the Spectre, or else scanning to a particular frequency. I have my doubts that all detectors would leak around the same frequency. On one of vortex's posts I noted previously, they were getting a lot of false alerts on the spectre.
 

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My basic understanding is that the Spectre is looking for the RD's local oscillator frequency and its harmonics.

As Spectre's are designed to operate in conjunction with the police vehicle's radar on X, K and Ka with no mutual interference, I'm guessing that BSM's that fall into police radar frequency ranges (such as Mazda CX-5's,. 24.124 on K etc) should not cause any falses to the Spectre.

There are certainly other devices that can give occasional blips etc, such as wi-fi on mobiles etc
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Do the police still use Spectre?
There's quite a few posts on RDF linking to articles such as this one ;


Although this one wasn't a Spectre detection, there are quite a few others on here.
 
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Do the police still use Spectre?
With all the BSM from vehicles I would have thought it would be like using an old RD on K and it alert to everything
Yes! But mostly in regions now, I haven't seen one in the city for quite some time, I did see one last time I was in Cairns (Easter).
 

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A friend of mine bought a R7 NZ from radar direct. Even with only K1 segment enabled he is sick of the false alerts from service stations etc but he said the worst thing is BSM from Holden Commodores. He said a few other vehicles will punch through but said Commodores are easily the worst offender.
 

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Yea Uniden should implement a Rear K band mute in the R7. A lot of false alerts would be reduced.
Would make a big difference taking into account how much time it would take Id image it would take to do
 

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Rear K band mute would be great also a "one touch" K band on/off would also be handy.
 

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