Is this typical R3 performance? (Video inside)

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I just installed the R3 from retiring the RX65 S7 finally. We rarely have K-band here (other than up north) but it's all Ka 34.7 & 35.5 with Ka Segmentation 4/5/6 & 8 turned on. Everything else is turned off. It's mounted below the rearview mirror on my Highlander and slightly aimed down as I did with the RX65.

I'm wondering if I should turn off 4 & 6 for the 34.7 drift to get a faster sweep? I rarely saw anything drift with Stalker in this State. Just trying to get some input.

 

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I just installed the R3 from retiring the RX65 S7 finally. We rarely have K-band here (other than up north) but it's all Ka 34.7 & 35.5 with Ka Segmentation 4/5/6 & 8 turned on. Everything else is turned off. It's mounted below the rearview mirror on my Highlander and slightly aimed down as I did with the RX65.

I'm wondering if I should turn off 4 & 6 for the 34.7 drift to get a faster sweep? I rarely saw anything drift with Stalker in this State. Just trying to get some input.

That was some tough terrain and foliage, was considerably off-axis before the alert, and it was 35.5 to boot. I'd say that's probably pretty normal, but some of our NE-living members could probably chime in here.

I wouldn't worry about trying to get your Ka sweep any faster than it is.
 

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With 35.5 in foliage that dense, I'd say that's a good detection. I regularly see only a quarter of a mile max in foliage that thick and with 35.5 off-axis. Only when things open up and a Stalker is up the road do I see longer detections, but nothing like the moon sniffs some people here see. The R3 definitely did it's job, it's just a tough job for any detector to do in that scenario.
 

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Yea man. I run 2,5,6,8 on my R3. For 35.5 in that terrain, your alright. It seems tight but you still had enough time to react. It's just "one of those" detections. Keep running the R, it will make you go "WOW" more than "WTF?" Lol
 

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I'm from VT. Yes, that is normal. It's really tough terrain when you are on a twisty road with that much foliage. Cars in front of the vehicle would've cut that time in half. I have also had a couple of encounters where the cruiser is set up facing almost perpendicular to the road just after a corner, and it's been less than 70' from first warning to being in the kill zone.

I read somewhere not that long ago (and it has been my own experience) that segmenting does very little speed up your sweep times. It only keeps your detector quieter in those ranges. According to the other posts, the difference between segmented and unsegmented (set on wide) detectors is about 150ms.

I'm not sure what part of NH you are in, but I spend a pretty decent amount of time in the mid section of the state (Gorham, Bristol. Tamworth, Jackson, Grafton). I keep a running log of every contact. So far, every contact I have had is 5/8/9. Pay special close attention to the 9. I have caught 4 guns on that band. (35.672-35.752) 3 were in North Conway.
 

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I've seen Seg 6 in the southern part of the state, mostly the Troopers that patrol 95. I've also seen new NHSP cruisers running K band as recently as a year ago.

I'm not sure what part of NH you are in, but I spend a pretty decent amount of time in the mid section of the state (Gorham, Bristol. Tamworth, Jackson, Grafton). I keep a running log of every contact. So far, every contact I have had is 5/8/9. Pay special close attention to the 9. I have caught 4 guns on that band. (35.672-35.752) 3 were in North Conway.
Wow, are you sure? What detector are you using? Were they local Conway cops or NHSP? I'm in that area regularly and have never seen any 35.5 higher than 35.520.
 

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Definitely a normal detection for those driving conditions. In Southern RI, these are the kind of detections I’m used to and as long as I’m saved from getting tickets, any detection like this is good in my book.
 

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It seemed to latch for a long time after you passed him. Any possibility he left the rear antenna on and you picked it up instead.?
 

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It seemed to latch for a long time after you passed him. Any possibility he left the rear antenna on and you picked it up instead.?
that is a good point, it could had been the rear antenna, in my tests that falls in line with what I have seen.

But terrain has a huge effect on detection ranges.

Specially concrete and thick foliage.
 

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I read somewhere not that long ago (and it has been my own experience) that segmenting does very little speed up your sweep times. It only keeps your detector quieter in those ranges. According to the other posts, the difference between segmented and unsegmented (set on wide) detectors is about 150ms.
Running 2,5,6,8 for example will save you about .112 seconds of scan time for example. These newer RDs like the R series are digital and far faster than the analog ones where segmenting would make a noticeable difference. I personally don't see any value in segmenting unless you can reduce falses enough to warrant it.

In case you haven't seen it, you should have a look at This post as well.
 

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I agree with what others have described. Plus, there's no telling when the LEO turned on the radar. Around here, they are notorious for turning it on as they approach a blind curve or the crest of a hill.
 

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I'm used to getting point blank I/O shots as close as 200 feet! I live in I/O hell N.C.! Even though this wasn't I/O I'm a firm believer in trimming all the fat and only scanning the bare minimum of segments possible. I ran only seg 8 for a long time because all I had to deal with was 35.5 and K band for several years! Now we have 34.7 also around here so I now run 2-5-8. I can't really see a lot of difference in range running fewer segs, but I can see a difference in Q/T and I/O speed on my bench and that matters to me a lot in this area! I also notice my R1's do better around corners and off axis with fewer segs as well!. Make sure that you leave Ka filter off as well. When I go on trips however I'll add more segments just to be on the safe side!
 
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I've seen Seg 6 in the southern part of the state, mostly the Troopers that patrol 95. I've also seen new NHSP cruisers running K band as recently as a year ago.


Wow, are you sure? What detector are you using? Were they local Conway cops or NHSP? I'm in that area regularly and have never seen any 35.5 higher than 35.520.
Positive. Local Conway. Last time through was during a parade, and it was from one of the cruisers they were using to block the road off.

I run a Uniden R3, no segmentation.

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I may just turn on Segment 9 as well as K-band at this point. Thanks guys :) And yes, I had couple semi's in front of me and detected NHSP with 35.5 Ka around a long curve and I was coming from downhill. I'll try to grab that footage later. And he was behind a bunch of cars parked at a red light so wasn't a bad detection at all.

I'm from VT. Yes, that is normal. It's really tough terrain when you are on a twisty road with that much foliage. Cars in front of the vehicle would've cut that time in half. I have also had a couple of encounters where the cruiser is set up facing almost perpendicular to the road just after a corner, and it's been less than 70' from first warning to being in the kill zone.

I read somewhere not that long ago (and it has been my own experience) that segmenting does very little speed up your sweep times. It only keeps your detector quieter in those ranges. According to the other posts, the difference between segmented and unsegmented (set on wide) detectors is about 150ms.

I'm not sure what part of NH you are in, but I spend a pretty decent amount of time in the mid section of the state (Gorham, Bristol. Tamworth, Jackson, Grafton). I keep a running log of every contact. So far, every contact I have had is 5/8/9. Pay special close attention to the 9. I have caught 4 guns on that band. (35.672-35.752) 3 were in North Conway.
I travel between Northwood to the Seacoast area. But good to know about up north as we do head up North Conway and I just got back from Baxter State Park area in Maine which I was only running RX65 on its last leg.

Jackson & up north is where I do astrophotography during this time of year and I know small towns are always crawling with bored cops so good to know. I'll have to turn on Segment 9 at this point.

I've seen Seg 6 in the southern part of the state, mostly the Troopers that patrol 95. I've also seen new NHSP cruisers running K band as recently as a year ago.
Blarrgggh K-band?! Ugh. I'll have to turn that on too to monitor and see...

It seemed to latch for a long time after you passed him. Any possibility he left the rear antenna on and you picked it up instead.?
I was thinking that as well. I've seen a lot of rear 35.5 by local LEO's for many years so wouldn't be surprised.
 

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@nhdriver Regarding video- yes, that right there is exactly what I have experienced on 35.5 with my R1. Absolutely. Yes. I have had these same short alerts on 35.5 around curves and bends with lots of trees and visual clutter. Your R3 is fine.
 

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