R1/R3 v1.50 Firmware Released

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Honestly, there's a single municipality near me that has one Explorer with a Genesis I that transmits at 24.196. K Block is so good that I take the chance and just slow down while traveling through that town while running K Block ON. Now, I rarely travel through that town anyways, but K Block makes such a world of difference that I'd rather take that risk. YMMV
If a detector's solution to "filtering" is so bad it relegates you to driving PSL, that's unacceptable IMO. I'm glad @Vortex pointed out this was a "stupid hack" in his last video, and hope this means Uniden is actively working on another solution and just provided this as a stop-gap solution.

I can see why a detector would alert initially to these BSMs, as the initial alert looks like CW K band. However, averaged over a few seconds, the detector can clearly see the frequency modulation in the BSM signal, as the frequency "jumps around" during a false. For example. the last one I saw varied between 24.198 and 24.207 GHz. Given this, shouldn't it be possible to combine a short time mute on K band (eg 3 seconds before the detector audibly alerts) with the detector monitoring for changes in frequency during this time? The detector could even be made to focus the K band sweep on this range for a few hundred milliseconds after the initial alert to confirm it is a modulated signal and keep the alert silenced. This sort of focused sweep should be able to identify pulse or chirp modulated BSM signals as well.

Can anyone think of a reason this wouldn't work?
 

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If a detector's solution to "filtering" is so bad it relegates you to driving PSL, that's unacceptable IMO. I'm glad @Vortex pointed out this was a "stupid hack" in his last video, and hope this means Uniden is actively working on another solution and just provided this as a stop-gap solution.
100%!!

Can anyone think of a reason this wouldn't work?
I think whether it would work would be hardware dependent, both for keeping track over time as well as creating and implementing and executing on algorithms to analyze any variance and come to the conclusion that it's a single alert source and that the alert source can be safely ignored, differentiating it from any other alert source. Might be tricky.
 

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I think whether it would work would be hardware dependent, both for keeping track over time as well as creating and implementing and executing on algorithms to analyze any variance and come to the conclusion that it's a single alert source and that the alert source can be safely ignored, differentiating it from any other alert source. Might be tricky.
I would think with a short "focused sweep", a FM modulated signal would be easily identified as a single source. Without a focused sweep, the apparent frequency shift would be dependent on the overlap between the radar gun sweep rate and the RD sweep rate, but still should be easily distinguished from a CW source in most cases.

Although if it were this easy I would hope it would've been done by now. There is probably something we're missing here.
 

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One thing I noticed here in Calgary since switching to 1.50 (besides how wonderfully quiet it is) is that there is one of those signs that says "Your speed is" and it shows you what you are doing. East Bound Memorial right after the 10th street bridge. I no longer chirp at that. I did not think those fell in the same low end spectrum that would have been blocked.
I believe that sign is at 24.189, awful close to Notch filter (24.194 – 24.205GHz.) I'm on 1.37 and picked it up on Sunday still.
 

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Ran here in FL with K-Block off but kept getting BSM's. Turned it on and much better for sure. I get a lot around 24.098 though...
 

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Ran here in FL with K-Block off but kept getting BSM's. Turned it on and much better for sure. I get a lot around 24.098 though...
Have you tried running it in advanced or even city!? I've picked up cops in city mode before and for sure on advanced @ 70% when in the sticks and no worries about BSM! :)
 

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One thing I noticed here in Calgary since switching to 1.50 (besides how wonderfully quiet it is) is that there is one of those signs that says "Your speed is" and it shows you what you are doing. East Bound Memorial right after the 10th street bridge. I no longer chirp at that. I did not think those fell in the same low end spectrum that would have been blocked.
My R1 is on 1.46 and it chirps at all the speed signs what settings do you run because i just got this R1 and i have no idea what to run for calgary.
 

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My R1 is on 1.46 and it chirps at all the speed signs what settings do you run because i just got this R1 and i have no idea what to run for calgary.
It simply does its job. It's supposed to bark at them. :) I would be worried if it didn't. Just press the Mute button below with whichever FW you like...
For city driving R3 does better job having some additional bells and whistles.
 

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I have been running this firmware for about 2 months now and I love how quiet the detector is now. It’s perfect!
Same here. It’s quiet- well almost. But it is a bandaid solution that could leave one at risk within that frequency range.

Instead of just blocking completely, an option to have the Honda range “grayed-out” or Auto muted would be better so you could see the alert but not hear it.
 

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Any of you notice difference in range between 1.48 and 1.50 ? I’m thinking of updating but not using the K block feature.
 

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Any of you notice difference in range between 1.48 and 1.50 ? I’m thinking of updating but not using the K block feature.
I haven’t noticed any significant difference in range. My R3 seems like it may have a very slight reduction in K-band sensitivity, but I haven’t noticed any difference on Ka-band. My R3 is still a strong performer on K-band. I updated from 1.48 to 1.50 primarily to try the K-block. As much as I loved 1.37, then 1.48, I think 1.50 is my favorite of the three. The great thing about Uniden, if you try 1.50 and don’t like it, you can always go back to 1.48. I have been very pleased with 1.50. The BSM filtering with K-block on is very good, but it also good to very good with it off. Just better with it on for my situation.


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We are aware that the K block is less than ideal, but we are working on a better solution. This is just temporary.
K band segmentation like below so we can choose exactly what we each need is the best and definitive solution regarding K band. This is a long overdue change for K band.

24.050
24.060
24.070
24.080
24.090
24.100
24.110
24.120
24.130
24.140
24.150
...........
24.250
 

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K band segmentation like below so we can choose exactly what we each need is the best and definitive solution regarding K band. This is a long overdue change for K band.

24.050
24.060
24.070
24.080
24.090
24.100
24.110
24.120
24.130
24.140
24.150
...........
24.250
Look at what the Netradar ARF filter option does, signal freq and strength control... that is a way better way to do it. I don't know if the R3 will have enough memory for it but I am hoping the R7 does.
 

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Look at what the Netradar ARF filter option does, signal freq and strength control... that is a way better way to do it. I don't know if the R3 will have enough memory for it but I am hoping the R7 does.
why not both? your option requires a little bit more work and time, k band segmentation could be implemented faster for starters.
 

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why not both? your option requires a little bit more work and time, k band segmentation could be implemented faster for starters.
You may be right about what's easier and who knows if the ARF type of a filter is even possible with the Unidens, however,...

I can't segment out the 24.14x- 15x Chevy Encore's, 24.160-.168 Honda falses, 24.17x Caddy's... to name a few. But with ARF I can choose sensitivity at the frequency of the false to keep thing quiet but yet still offer decent range to the real deal.

For me Seg's are useless for most problem BSM as they are smack dab in the used radar frequencies typically seen, except for the really low and high BSM frequencies at the 24.0xx and 24.2xx's.

With ARF I can run 100% highway and K Wide and just lower sensitivity on what I choose, and I will never miss anything like I would if I had it seg'ed out.
 

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One thing I've notice when trying to turn on or off K block feature is that, not to leave it without going to the next menu/options by pressing the right button. What I mean by this is say you are at the K block option and it says off on the display, you hit the left button to turn it on and you see it changing to "on". If you do nothing else and wait until it exits, it does not save your settings. Once you turned it on or off, you have to press the right button to go to the next options or setting to save the K block settings.
AFAIK hitting the left button doesn't turn a feature on/off. It takes you to the previous menu feature. Just as the right button will take you to the next one. MENU will turn it on/off.
 

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