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@Mithheru Thanks, I will wait and "join the queue". I like the K segmentation, as the speed lock out filters most of the falses driving in Auckland where seldom I exceed the PSL... so much so, I haven't found a mobile camera that I can test against!
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They often put up locations of redflex vans. This just came in now: "Two Camera Van getting ready to be parked coming down Rangatira Road, Beach haven, auckland just before the bend"
 

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They often put up locations of redflex vans. This just came in now: "Two Camera Van getting ready to be parked coming down Rangatira Road, Beach haven, auckland just before the bend"
Thank you, now following, so I can do some range testing with my R7
 

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Ok guys have not long got back from a Wellington to Auckland and back again with a friend running his R7NZ with settings:

K1 segment
Ka segments 4,5,6
All filters OFF

We had 3 mobile Redflex van encounters..

In all 3 encounters we were able to spot the van with our eyes first, the vans were in wide open easy to see spaces!!
However the R7 alerted to all 3 vans perfectly.
The first 2 vans were facing towards us and my friend and I both agreed that there was ample warning from the R7 to be able to adjust speed from 40k over PSL before entering the "catch zone"
Last encounter was forward facing van and the R7 once again gave great warning with plenty of time to adjust speed.

Through the town we were able to mute memory the few falses from petrol stations etc but overall was pretty quiet!!

BSM:
Now my friend told me he had trouble with Commodores and I can confirm that the BSM punch throughs we got were all from VF Commodores and Colorado 7 suv's.
These were between 24.075-24.080 and would punch through right as they passed us going the other direction and give a short alert..
We actually caught up to and followed a VF Holden for a few k's and were able to drop back 2-300 meters and still pick up k band from his BSM!
I've told my friend to turn on K filter now to test whether it will stop these Holden BSM punch throughs.

We had a few Ka band encounters and the R7 did well, seems at least on par with R3. Rear antenna holds the alert when passing for alot longer than R3 obviously.
Arrow transition I feel could still be worked on, tending to show side arrows abit too early and then quite a delay for rear arrow to show once passed the source.

Overall I was impressed with the R7 ability to pick up these mobile Redflex vans.
 
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Ok guys have not long got back from a Wellington to Auckland and back again with a friend running his R7NZ with settings:

K1 segment
Ka segments 4,5,6
All filters OFF

We had 3 mobile Redflex van encounters..

In all 3 encounters we were able to spot the van with our eyes first, the vans were in wide open easy to see spaces!!
However the R7 alerted to all 3 vans perfectly.
The first 2 vans were facing towards us and my friend and I both agreed that there was ample warning from the R7 to be able to adjust speed from 40k over PSL before entering the "catch zone"
Last encounter was forward facing van and the R7 once again gave great warning with plenty of time to adjust speed.

Through the town we were able to mute memory the few falses from petrol stations etc but overall was pretty quiet!!

BSM:
Now my friend told me he had trouble with Commodores and I can confirm that the BSM punch troughs we got were all from VF Commodores and Colorado 7 suv's.
These were between 24.075-24.080 and would punch through right as they passed us going the other direction and give a short alert..
We actually caught up to and followed a VF Holden for a few k's and were able to drop back 2-300 meters and still pick up k band from his BSM!
I've told my friend to turn on K filter now to test whether it will stop these Holden BSM punch throughs.

We had a few Ka band encounters and the R7 did well, seems at least on par with R3. Rear antenna holds the alert when passing for alot longer than R3 obviously.
Arrow transition I feel could still be worked on, tending to show side arrows abit too early and then quite a delay for rear arrow to show once passed the source.

Overall I was impressed with the R7 ability to pick up these mobile Redflex vans.
Nice! Is he going to let you have a look at the firmware file ;)
 

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In all 3 encounters we were able to spot the van with our eyes first, the vans were in wide open easy to see spaces!!
However the R7 alerted to all 3 vans perfectly.
The first 2 vans were facing towards us and my friend and I both agreed that there was ample warning from the R7 to be able to adjust speed from 40k over PSL before entering the "catch zone"
This pretty much backs up my findings with the R7 so far. I've have detected two different redflex vans now with the R7 and both with the K filter ON. I do recommend this setting. Redflex can still quite tricky though. It's generally fine for most of us since our trained Mark One eye ball generally lets us pick out redflex before the detector. However in situations where they are parked hidden in a line of parked cars, or behind something completely obstructive this is where you need to be especially careful and pay attention!
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I've also had a few falses on the R7 at about 33.094 which I find to be quite unusual.
"33.094" sorry that can't be right, I'll have to check that next time. I think it was 23.994.
 
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My mate has just purchased a NZ R7, thought I would check what software version it was running. Turns out to be 125.124.112 no new additions to the menu that I could see, anyone know the changes from my ver 124?
 

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Turns out to be 125.124.112 no new additions to the menu that I could see, anyone know the changes from my ver 124?
R7 (Updated 06/12/2019 R7_v124.124.111_db190402.bin)
Does NZ have different version numbers.
Figuring they do.
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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.
Hey winterbrew, I'm looking at getting the R7 for use in regional WA (the majority of the cops here all run RP-1s. Have you had a chance to test it? Thanks
 

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Not yet, my RP-1 is in a box in my shed, and I need to dust it off :)
 

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Ah okay, no worries. How do you find the R7 around Perth? Is it your daily driver?
 

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Ah okay, no worries. How do you find the R7 around Perth? Is it your daily driver?
It's pretty good, but I always run it in Highway with K filter off to get maximum warning on the RP-1, but that leaves you open to VF Commodore and Mazda 3, CX-5/7/9 falses.

MRCT detection is a bit hit and miss (switches between K and MRCT alerts), and needs to be more like the R3 1.46 MRCT detection was.

I'm hoping that the next R7 firmware release will be more polished. Once the auto-lockout patent expires, and it can use auto-lockouts, it should be a great detector.

I've been using my DFR7 converted to NZ spec recently for a change of pace :)
 

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I’m new here and keen as to share my findings with the R7.

Just got back into the country with a new R7. It’s a US version with the latest firmware. obviously the database is not much use, but the rest of the detection is great.

Drove from Auckland to Tauranga via Matamata. Must be cop season because I came across 2 vans and one parked patrol car. And of course the Kaimai pole camera.

1 van and the pole camera got picked up at about 200m. Plenty of time. The other van I was pretty much on top of due to just finishing passing and coming up behind a line of traffic.
The patrol car was partially hidden and picked up about 2kms away.

Had 4 or 5 falses. No big deal. The arrow is super helpful at sorting those out. Also K segmentation would help that (I don’t have it)

It’s really quite loud, even on the lowest audio setting. I hope I can sort that out.

The rear sensor probably needs de-tuning a bit.
After going past the patrol car it was still alerting after another 1Km

I’ll have a poke around with the settings and see if I can improve the false alerts.
 

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