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Only after a month after acquiring an Radenso Pro-M, I decided to get an Uniden R7.

There is a few things that I felt was missing from the Radenso Pro-M. The first thing I was missing was the exact frequency. I know it shouldn't bother me but it does. Maybe it's the engineer in me or the scientist in me but I like to know the exact frequency I am getting hit with. The second thing I am missing is the arrow. I didn't understand what it mean to have arrow until I get hit with signal and I always wondered where is the signal coming from. The third thing is that my Radenso Pro-M doesn't alert me at for any speed and red light camera. Yes, I did enable both function in my Radenso. So only 2 possible issue here : Either, none of the camera in my area are in the database or there is something wrong with my unit. I don't know what I will do with the Radenso yet. I might sell it depending on my experience with the R7.

Now that we have this out of the way. Let's talk R7. It still in the box so I do have a few question. Does anyone have the exact settings I should program for Vancouver BC and which firmware version should I run ?
 

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Well congrats on the purchase. The pro m is still an amazing detector, but it is fun to play around with different toys.

I can't help you with the Vancouver settings, but I cna day congrats and enjoy! Would be interesting to see once you use the r7 what you think about the pro m. You might find some things that the radenso does much better than the uniden.
 

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Well congrats on the purchase. The pro m is still an amazing detector, but it is fun to play around with different toys.

I can't help you with the Vancouver settings, but I cna day congrats and enjoy! Would be interesting to see once you use the r7 what you think about the pro m. You might find some things that the radenso does much better than the uniden.
Yeah I am not hating on the Radenso. I will let you know how I feel in a few weeks after running the R7.
 

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Yeah I am not hating on the Radenso. I will let you know how I feel in a few weeks after running the R7.
Be sure to update and program correctly before you dive in!
 

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Not sure on VC.

But good begginer settings:

K block on.

Advanced K band 50%. Ka band 100%

K filter on

Ka filter off.

Segment ka 2,4,5,6,8.

Display 2.

K wide.

Q ride: 45 mph.

Display: time

Speed,compass.

Set your facorite sounds for each frequency.

X band :eek:ff.

Frequency color: k band green ka band red.

Arrow color: freq.

That is how i have it on mine

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Arrows are a damn nice feature to have

RLC is a damn nice feature to have

Not the first time we have heard that RLC from
Vancouver aren’t alerting I wonder why Pretty sure uniden draws from the same 3rd party rlc database but radenso has way more timely updates from manually entering locations from users.

Solid choice of a detector for Vancouver.
 

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Only after a month after acquiring an Radenso Pro-M, I decided to get an Uniden R7.

There is a few things that I felt was missing from the Radenso Pro-M. The first thing I was missing was the exact frequency. I know it shouldn't bother me but it does. Maybe it's the engineer in me or the scientist in me but I like to know the exact frequency I am getting hit with. The second thing I am missing is the arrow. I didn't understand what it mean to have arrow until I get hit with signal and I always wondered where is the signal coming from. The third thing is that my Radenso Pro-M doesn't alert me at for any speed and red light camera. Yes, I did enable both function in my Radenso. So only 2 possible issue here : Either, none of the camera in my area are in the database or there is something wrong with my unit. I don't know what I will do with the Radenso yet. I might sell it depending on my experience with the R7.

Now that we have this out of the way. Let's talk R7. It still in the box so I do have a few question. Does anyone have the exact settings I should program for Vancouver BC and which firmware version should I run ?
I have the same 2 new detectors as you.
I'm in PG and have 1 trip to Vancouver with the R7 so far.
I used Advanced mode mostly and City mode through downtown.
It was pretty quiet for the most part.
Settings
X off
K narrow @ 30 or 50% (test for your use)
Ka 100%
Laser on
TSF on
K filter on
Ka filter off
K block on
Quiet Ride 50 kph
RLC on
Spd cam on
Auto mute on
All other detections off

The reason I find the Pro M alerts to less cameras is that it only alerts when you are travelling in the direction that the camera is actually a threat to you.
So that would be 1 in 4 directions approaching an intersection.
Every other detector blindly alerts you to the location no matter what direction you are travelling, resulting in a 75% increase in RLC false alerts.
Using both of these detectors I advise that the Pro-M is best for the city because of better filtering, camera notifications, less falses and what I consider Auto City function being speed based as superior than manual changes from city/adv/hwy.
Also I find you can lower the minimum speed threshold for alerts with the Pro-M because of the reduced falsing.
I get the R7 because of maximum sensitivity for highway range and the need for a more interactive advanced user.
My wife gets the Pro-M because of minimum falses and auto city takes care of any mode changes for her.
Have fun, keep both I suggest. Especially if you go to Alberta or BC continues down the road of speed ticketing cameras. (MRCD and camera direction notice of the Pro-M)
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Oh yeah, forgot above...
Ka seg 2,4,5,6,8.
Though I have never seen a LEO shoot outside of 2,5,8.
Canadian rules about staying within frequency specifications seems to eliminate most wandering guns.
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So I did a quick 20 min rides in highway mode. I wanted to see how bad the false alert was going to get but I did turn Quiet Ride on. I didn't have as many alert as I thought I would get but I did get more than my typical amount compare to Radenso Pro-M. Right where I live I got 3 Traffic sensor (3 very close light) , They all run on K 24.159. Radenso was alerting on them as well. Even with TSF On, I get false alert from them. I guess I could always GPS lockout them. I don't know why Radenso and both Uniden can't filter that frequency.
 

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I have the same 2 new detectors as you.
I'm in PG and have 1 trip to Vancouver with the R7 so far.
I used Advanced mode mostly and City mode through downtown.
It was pretty quiet for the most part.
Settings
X off
K narrow @ 30 or 50% (test for your use)
Ka 100%
Laser on
TSF on
K filter on
Ka filter off
K block on
Quiet Ride 50 kph
RLC on
Spd cam on
Auto mute on
All other detections off

The reason I find the Pro M alerts to less cameras is that it only alerts when you are travelling in the direction that the camera is actually a threat to you.
So that would be 1 in 4 directions approaching an intersection.
Every other detector blindly alerts you to the location no matter what direction you are travelling, resulting in a 75% increase in RLC false alerts.
Using both of these detectors I advise that the Pro-M is best for the city because of better filtering, camera notifications, less falses and what I consider Auto City function being speed based as superior than manual changes from city/adv/hwy.
Also I find you can lower the minimum speed threshold for alerts with the Pro-M because of the reduced falsing.
I get the R7 because of maximum sensitivity for highway range and the need for a more interactive advanced user.
My wife gets the Pro-M because of minimum falses and auto city takes care of any mode changes for her.
Have fun, keep both I suggest. Especially if you go to Alberta or BC continues down the road of speed ticketing cameras. (MRCD and camera direction notice of the Pro-M)
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Oh yeah, forgot above...
Ka seg 2,4,5,6,8.
Though I have never seen a LEO shoot outside of 2,5,8.
Canadian rules about staying within frequency specifications seems to eliminate most wandering guns.
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Where can I find radar hits for New Jersey
As I just purchased an R7 due to delivered Tuesday
Tks
 

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Where can I find radar hits for New Jersey
As I just purchased an R7 due to delivered Tuesday
Tks
No idea as this was only my personal list for my location.
Try setting up to the settings recommended by Vortex for your area.
Maybe someone on this site can direct you to a list.
I find the R7 to still be powerful and class leading with all filters on and K at 30% or even city.
Don't be afraid to use the tools at your disposal as they have very few negatives in real life.
Just make sure you are monitoring the right bands for your area, and lockout signals confirmed false to help keep things quiet except for the real deal.
 

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Welcome from another Vancouver member. I am currently running the R7 after an R3 and am very happy with it. It has extreme sensitivity which is a good thing but if you do a lot of city driving, you will have to dial it as it will false too much. Good luck!
 

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I set mine to city driving yesterday. It was fairly quiet. Maybe there isn't enough Honda or Acura in my area but I don't get that many false alarm. In combination with quiet ride, it's all good for me.
 

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Hmmm, didn't realize the R7 allowed Ka segmentation (My Redline O allows it). I will have to explore how to do this on the R7...
 
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Especially if you go to Alberta or BC continues down the road of speed ticketing cameras. (MRCD and camera direction notice of the Pro-M)
Wait, does BC now use MRCD??
I'm going to BC soon, wondering if I should have that on.

Or does the Camera Database cover the speed cameras?
 

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Wait, does BC now use MRCD??
I'm going to BC soon, wondering if I should have that on.

Or does the Camera Database cover the speed cameras?
There is no MRCD in BC. They have speed and red light camera but they only get activated by a plate located on the road. There is no way to detect them.
 

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Wait, does BC now use MRCD??
I'm going to BC soon, wondering if I should have that on.

Or does the Camera Database cover the speed cameras?
It's coming, some are ready.
But everything is stationary intersection for now.
 

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COME ON BC VOTERS! Vote those speed cameras out of BC :)
 

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COME ON BC VOTERS! Vote those speed cameras out of BC :)
Uhhhh, every Conservative government in Canada is double double on the speed cameras, mobile and other traps.
Coming to Toronto, eastern provinces, more and more in Alberta....
It don't matter who is in government.
Only court rulings throwing out convictions will get them tossed.
However they just rewrite legislation to favor them again.
CMs are our best bet until the general populace rebels.
But here comes autonomous cars and no speeding.
Our lifetimes it will be illegal for a human to drive, only in rare cases of classic vehicle events.
Enjoy it while you can. :derp:
 

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Where can I find radar hits for New Jersey
As I just purchased an R7 due to delivered Tuesday
Tks
This is off-topic, however, NJ uses K band, 33.8, 34.7 and 35.5 Ka. You will need a minimum of segments 2, 5 and 8 enabled and it wouldn't hut to have segments 4 and 6 enabled for guns that drift out of frequency. Stalkers are known to do this.
 

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