R7 - Whats your longest detection?

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Yesterday I was taking a road trip out to the mountains with the family and I like to take some back roads. It was raining a little bit and at the far right dot on the map is where I was, heading to the left side of the map. My R7 goes of with a Ka warning. As it is a hilly area it goes away and comes back then goes away and comes back and so on. My wife says it must be a false, we continue driving and I was astonished at the fact that the same frequency kept popping up. Then my thought is this thing isn't working properly and its giving me a false as I was on the "Highway" setting for this particular road trip. So after driving 5.63km or 3.5 miles I see the LEO in his vehicle driving towards me and now the detector is going full blast.

I cant comment on if he was sitting at that particular intersection or driving towards me so I am reporting on where I ran into him. My wife and I were blown away, she was no longer skeptical of my really expensive purchase. Thank you Uniden for a job well done. If any of you have a story or any distances I would love to see it.
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my longest so far is 2.5 miles,.the shortest about a mile around a bend with heavy foilage where the cop was driving my way.
 
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Unknown because my R7 seems to pick up Ka band from side streets that are blocks away... And for whatever reason, I haven't picked up a CO source from dead ahead that wasn't moving.. I'm always turning onto a street or they're moving towards me or with me.

Based on the performance I'm seeing with it, I feel my R7 will pick up radar with the best of them... Maybe even from the moon.
 

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I've had 2 CO 34.7 KA, 3.2 miles before we passed each other. So not sure how far away when I first picked them up or if they had been stationary and then started moving. Road was pretty straight, few little hills, but nothing crazy.
 

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My mistake, wrong thread.
 
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A couple two plus here!
 

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All these people with crazy detection ranges... I'm in Mass about 45 minutes north of Boston and I've never gotten more than 3/4 of a mile of detection - MAX. Usually it's a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile. This was true with my R3 and continues to be with my R7.
 

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Terrain terrain terrain.

I’m in Southern RI and the longest detection I had with the R3 before selling it was maybe one mile. With the R7, I don’t even think I’ve had that yet. The extreme sensitivity is what’s important to me.
 

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All these people with crazy detection ranges... I'm in Mass about 45 minutes north of Boston and I've never gotten more than 3/4 of a mile of detection - MAX. Usually it's a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile. This was true with my R3 and continues to be with my R7.
I feel ya! 95% of mine are 500 feet or even less! I live in I/O hell NC! When we go out of state however, like Tenn. for example, my Redline-O and R1's have stretched out to 8 miles or so on C/O 34.7!
 

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A lil over 2 miles has been the longest on my R3. Straight shot open highway. Ka band c/o was parked at a convenience store.
My apologies....just saw this was for R7.....not the R3.
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4.6 kms
2:35 minutes at 105 kph.
I posted the story and videos here.
I/O shot on hilly terrain.
Just my longest recorded as I recently joined the forum and upgraded to new detectors.
R7 and Pro-M.
 

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I’ve gotten about 2 miles so far out on the highway. Reasonable terrain. most LEOs i see are shooting off axis at least somewhat so that really effects range.
 

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I had like a 7 mile detection until I caught up to him and realized we were heading in the same direction. 2-3 miles on 34.7.
 

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just curious, I just bought an R7 to replace my R3. It seems that the R7 front Ka sensor is not as good as the R7 rear sensor. In addition, the R3 seems to be a lot more sensitive than the R7 itself. Did I get a defective unit?
 

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Guess I face some tough terrain, saying I have gotten a mile detection would be a serious stretch.
 

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My longest detection was on a HWY outside of Nashville... 4+ Mile detection, and keep in mind this wasn't a perfectly straight road either. Frequency was 34.7. Honestly, I thought it was a rolling LEO in front because it seems forever before I reached the speed trap.
 

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