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Joining to learn more about options for RD’s. Need one for a upcoming trip and trying to determine what are the pro and cons.
 

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Hey welcome aboard!
Go ahead and fill out the radar detector recommendation form in the general detectors section!

 

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Welcome to RDF!

You have found a great place to research about radar detectors and other countermeasures. You’ll definitely find what’s best for you by reading here.
 
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I’ve been lurking here for a few months. Where I’m at, they primarily use Lidar so RD’s have become obsolete. I need one for my drive to Moab in October as highway 50 and some highways in Utah are just long straight paths.
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Hey welcome aboard!
Go ahead and fill out the radar detector recommendation form in the general detectors section!

Not sure I need this. I’ve done my research and I’m between a noisy R3 or a Pro M. Lots of BSM around here and the last thing I want is it going off every few minutes.
 
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I’ve been lurking here for a few months. Where I’m at, they primarily use Lidar so RD’s have become obsolete. I need one for my drive to Moab in October as highway 50 and some highways in Utah are just long straight paths.
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Not sure I need this. I’ve done my research and I’m between a noisy R3 or a Pro M. Lots of BSM around here and the last thing I want is it going off every few minutes.
I got both of those earlier this summer.
I used the R3 for a month and after taking time to set it up and learn how the features work for me I really enjoy it. Actually miss it.
I trades up to a R7 because it is more suitable for trips into Alberta and our future cameras coming to BC.
R3 was much more compact.
The Uniden have killer range and are my choice for the highway. R7 has been stellar this trip. Quiet and powerful.
That said, R3 has cost savings over the Pro-M, but now I will be in Calgary soon and the Pro-M is replacing the R7 on the windshield.
Range is still top tier in every category, but the reduction of false signals with features like MRCD/CT enabled and filters on low or off, make the Pro-M very effective in a city with unknown threats.
And I really want to see if I can find one of those trash can or pickup truck MRCD cameras for giggles.
Don't be afraid of an R3, and if you get it on sale for good savings all the better.
If you want to spring for the Pro-M consider it one step up, competing with R7. All it's best features are hidden inside. Very compact and simple, a pleasure to operate and own. My wife gets the Pro-M, easy to pack in purse and only speaks when it needs to. Auto-City mode is a great feature, it adjusts between your advanced settings and highway sensitivity dependent on the speeds you set.
Wife never has to flip back and forth city/adv/highway like I forget on the Uniden.
 

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Joining to learn more about options for RD’s. Need one for a upcoming trip and trying to determine what are the pro and cons.
Welcome you joined the correct forum now read up on how to ask in general radar detectors sub for
 

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Not sure I need this. I’ve done my research and I’m between a noisy R3 or a Pro M. Lots of BSM around here and the last thing I want is it going off every few minutes.
Factory reconditioned units at $160 off retail, not bad!

EDIT: These are a one-day deal, Monday, August 26 only

@Madsen203 If you have not already made a purchase, I would take a hard look at this option. Very good price on an R3.
 

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I ordered this. I’ll use it for my trip and then resell it. Thanks for the link!!!
Try these settings:

K block: On
Advanced 30%(up to 50_%)
TSF: On
K block: On
Quiet ride :50 mph
Try these... You may end up wanting to keep it. I need to use my R3 more. I just really like my R7 :)
 

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Just now seeing this so welcome, and buckle up! Also don't forget about using Waze as it it completely free, but it depends on the overall community in your area.
 

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Per the above, make sure you have the latest version of software and K block on. Mine is much more quiet with that. I ran through southern Utah one direction in City and it was very quiet. In the other direction, I was on Advanced @ 60% for a while and it was still mostly quiet. On Highway it chatted a lot at stationary sources and some BSMs but wasn’t as bad as before K block. This isn’t official data, but I’ve felt 60% was enough to provide a K band save in most cases. I haven’t run into I/o k band on the highway but in c/o I’ve had enough room.

I’m told the UHP loves I/o in southern Utah but on my last trip I didn’t run into one. In one of those long flat stretches I picked a Ka up at least 5 miles out. In the hills south of Beaver, there were a group of three and due to terrain, I didn’t get signal until maybe 1/8 mile before them coming into view. Thus, don’t get over confident and be sure to use Waze.

I actually set it up to view the altimeter in Southern Utah. It was interesting for me to watch the altitude changes between some cities. I didn’t realize Cedar City was so high (about 6,000 ft at the south end). It also explained why my SUV worked so hard sometimes.

Good luck and drive safe.
 

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I’m told the UHP loves I/o in southern Utah but on my last trip I didn’t run into one. In one of those long flat stretches I picked a Ka up at least 5 miles out. In the hills south of Beaver, there were a group of three and due to terrain, I didn’t get signal until maybe 1/8 mile before them coming into view. Thus, don’t get over confident and be sure to use Waze.
@RRJ - That is THE spot that I got hit with I/O. The R3 picked up two pings on vehicles in front of me, but otherwise there wouldn’t have been any save, as you come into target range at 1/8th mile from their setup spot and it would be too late. It’s one of the only places I’ve encountered I/O in both directions, multiple times.
 
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