SWITCHED FROM MAX 360 TO THE R7 - the K 24.1 is killing me

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Has anyone else switched from the Max 360 to the R7 and been driven crazy by the constant k 24.1 blasts

Should I return the R7 and go back to the Max 360 or wait for a V1

Can someone suggest how the deal/setup the R7 to minime the constant barage ok false k 24.1

Is there a way to use segmentation to handle this or would that be only on YaV1

many thanks if some can help
my 30 day return allowance is coming up
 

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Be more specific about what 24.1 frequencies you are getting and what kind of car you are driving. Any number of factors can be causing your issue.
 

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24.1 is the K frequency I am referring to
quiet ride is on

it seems like Max 360 is much better at filtering .... is that it
 

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24.1 is the K frequency I am referring to
quiet ride is on

it seems like Max 360 is much better at filtering .... is that it
You have to be more specific than that. Please give the details of your quiet ride settings, K band sensitivity, MRCD settings and TSF settings.
 

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24.1xx. Please fill in “xx” if you remember. Providing the entire frequency is helpful.

K block on/off ?
 

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Run these settings and report back:

Sensitivity Mode: City
GPS: On
Voice: On
Ka Frequency Voice: On
X Band: off
K Band: On
K POP: off

Ka POP: off
Ka Band: On
Laser: On
MRCD: off
K Filter: On
K Block: On

Ka Filter: On
TSF: On
K Mode: Wide
Ka Mode: Wide
Priority: Ka Priority
Mute Mem: X, K
Threat: All Threat On
Auto Mute: On
Auto Mute Volume: 2
Quite Ride: 20mph
 

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24.1 is the K frequency I am referring to
quiet ride is on

it seems like Max 360 is much better at filtering .... is that it
The Max 360 is better at filtering. No matter what assuming you need real K band performance. Now that we have that covered, please let me suggest setting that make the R7 tolerable most days.

Use you manual lockouts on all traveled roads you cover more than once. R7 is more susceptible to K band door openers even with k band turned down.

To help the R7, as mentioned above, set quiet ride for at least 55-60mph. You will get more false alerts than 360 running on autoNoX or Auto. 360 automatically adjust K band based on speed. Supposed to be 100 percent K band sensitivity by 50-55mph. Which is good for real K band at speed. Quiet ride kinda helps reduce the noise, but will alert.

Problem with R7, setting at typical quiet BSM recommendation at 30% (adjustable) in advanced or 18% in city mode (fixed), the R7 fantastic K band reception is cut back a bunch. Especially with Falcon HR guns or others of like design. However, I find that 30-50% in advanced will help do its part as one of many tweaks to quiet down the BSM false. Beware, on highway, set it back to highway for better K band in the places needed. Problem with that, crowded highways, you will be back to more BSM falsing at further distance from the BSM offenders.

Turn all K filters on. Turn on TSF (which is not really for BSM but can help with BSM), and turn on K block. Reports have K block working on non 24.160 Honda, yet still allows cops radar through on the block frequencies. These are essential tweaks that will also help.

In the end, it will be chattier than any of the Max 360 products. But, Ka is enough better, especially at more than “grace zone” speeds of 12+ PSL on the highway, to consider the R7. It will sniff out those far I/O. However, you must segment to reach best Ka potential. Most run segments 2/5/8 out of 9-10 segments. R7 is a analog like design where speed of scanning matters. The performance improvement is noticeable. Where I drive, I add more segments. Because of out of tune radar. I run 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 at times. Slows down the R7 scan where the Escort range is similar. Max can segment, but it does not change the scanning at all. It mutes the alerts on segments turned off. They claim the true DSP nature of the design no need for shutting down scanning on segments like Uniden, V1, Radenso, and others. So, not possible to skip scanning frequencies to speed up alerts. When I run less segments on Ka, R7 has way better I/O range than 360. And more C/O range, IMO.

Some people will run K narrow on R series. Which segments out swath of actual frequencies police use. But, in their area maybe those blocked ranges are not in use. Right now, I am running R7 and like it as I do most the time. I think that one day I will be in some brutal busy highway BSM hell, amd switch back to the 360c. Kinda goes in waves. Like having more than one different car to drive.

In the end, you have to choose. Hope some or all of this helped. For me, I choose to buy almost all of them and pick the ones that work for the setting I am driving.
 
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You have to be more specific than that. Please give the details of your quiet ride settings, K band sensitivity, MRCD settings and TSF settings.
k band 100%
mrcd off
k block on
tsf on
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24.1xx. Please fill in “xx” if you remember. Providing the entire frequency is helpful.

K block on/off ?
k block on
24.121 as I best recall
tks
i have quiet ride at 50 mph
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Run these settings and report back:

Sensitivity Mode: City
GPS: On
Voice: On
Ka Frequency Voice: On
X Band: off
K Band: On
K POP: off

Ka POP: off
Ka Band: On
Laser: On
MRCD: off
K Filter: On
K Block: On

Ka Filter: On
TSF: On
K Mode: Wide
Ka Mode: Wide
Priority: Ka Priority
Mute Mem: X, K
Threat: All Threat On
Auto Mute: On
Auto Mute Volume: 2
Quite Ride: 20mph
thanks I"ll try these setting but leave on x as I drive i south jersey

I think Uniden K block was rushed out and is not working in the real world - perhaps just in the driving course they might be using at their production site. Maybe Uniden or Vortex will make a statement
or they will issue an update -because they are almost there with the superior detector
but as it stands I will probably send the R7 back and purchase a MAX 360C as it seems to have better build and better programing especially on the filtering aspects
On the R7 k falsing from the rear antenna is unbearable even with K block on .... it doesn't seem to make a dent at all VERY dissapointing for a $599 detector shame on Uniden
 
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k band 100%
mrcd off
k block on
tsf on
thoughts
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k block on
24.121 as I best recall
tks
i have quiet ride at 50 mph
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thanks I"ll try these setting but leave on x as I drive i south jersey

I think Uniden K block was rushed out and is not working in the real world - perhaps just in the driving course they might be using at their production site. Maybe Uniden or Vortex will make a statement
or they will issue an update -because they are almost there with the superior detector
but as it stands I will probably send the R7 back and purchase a MAX 360C as it seems to have better build and better programing especially on the filtering aspects
Definitely try lowering your K band sensitivity. Start at 70% and then lower 10% at a time. You want to lessen false alerts but not put yourself in a position where you’re browning your shorts every time you encounter legitimate K band. K block IMO works extremely well. Remember it’s only a notch filter for 24.194-24.205, so K block would be of no help if you’re getting 24.121 falses. I see legitimate 24.121 on occasion just as a FYI. The rear antenna being more sensitive has been discussed to death here. Personally, I’m not bothered by it, but I know not everyone has the same tolerance levels. I’m sure Uniden is working on making the R7 better where it needs it, but it just takes time.
 

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24.121 may be Mazdas. Every RD falses to those whether it’s a Uniden, Escort, Radenso, etc. See if you can tell what is causing the falses when it goes off.

The advice being given here is excellent. :)
 
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Definitely try lowering your K band sensitivity. Start at 70% and then lower 10% at a time. You want to lessen false alerts but not put yourself in a position where you’re browning your shorts every time you encounter legitimate K band. K block IMO works extremely well. Remember it’s only a notch filter for 24.194-24.205, so K block would be of no help if you’re getting 24.121 falses. I see legitimate 24.121 on occasion just as a FYI. The rear antenna being more sensitive has been discussed to death here. Personally, I’m not bothered by it, but I know not everyone has the same tolerance levels. I’m sure Uniden is working on making the R7 better where it needs it, but it just takes time.
I guess I don't understand why I paid 600 for a super detector to turn down the sensitivity to 70 percent or below
Its like your mother buying you a stereo graduation and then telling you to lower the volume
You see what I don't get
Perhaps Uniden should make an R7 mini with arrows and 50 sensitivity and sell it at $399
 

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I guess I don't understand why I paid 600 for a super detector to turn down the sensitivity to 70 percent or below
Its like your mother buying you a stereo graduation and then telling you to lower the volume
You see what I don't get
Perhaps Uniden should make an R7 mini with arrows and 50 sensitivity and sell it at $399
I understand your frustration. Uniden needs to work on their BSM filtering... that’s no secret if you do your research. No detector filters out 100% of BSM falses or false alerts in general. Some detectors filter better than others, but every detector on the market today falses to some extent. The R7 is extremely sensitive, so on top of needing work on filtering, you have to remember you have a beast on your windshield as far as sensitivity goes. That’s why Uniden gave us the option of lowering sensitivity. Some people like myself appreciate all that sensitivity because I drive where there is a lot of curves, hills, and foliage (where extreme sensitivity is needed the most). It also helps when I/O is being used up ahead. You may catch a whiff far in advance from someone else being targeted up ahead and that gives you plenty of time to check your speed so you don’t end up speeding right into a trap.

If you were happier with the 360, there’s nothing wrong with returning the R7. It isn’t for everyone, just like the 360 isn’t for everyone either.
 

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I guess I don't understand why I paid 600 for a super detector to turn down the sensitivity to 70 percent or below
Its like your mother buying you a stereo graduation and then telling you to lower the volume
You see what I don't get
Perhaps Uniden should make an R7 mini with arrows and 50 sensitivity and sell it at $399
You have incredible K sensitivity for when you need it, out on the open highways.
R7 K band Advanced mode at 30% is more sensitive than every other brand at 100%. Now think of how your 360c @ 100% (Hwy) K band is only equal to 20% on the R7 settings.
I set my K band Advanced to 30%,city is estimated around 15 %, highway 100%.
Quiet Ride 30 mph.
Filters and other settings as others above.
So with this settings I can toggle city, adv, Hwy quickly to suit the area I'm in.
R7 is actually pretty controlled for me now, I can run K narrow in my areas.
K filter, K block, TSF should all be ON for best filtering, not much downside to those settings.
 

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Everyone has great points here I can only add:

It is not fair to shame Uniden for doing what it is supposed to do best,which is to detect radar!

The Uniden is not "falsing" The Uniden is detecting a K band frequency and reporting it to you.

As some others have mentioned, the R7 has extreme range.Is it possible that your own car is giving out this K band signal? if it is indeed a "Barrage" it is possible that it is your own vehicle giving out this signal.Please give us the year make and model of your car.

You mentioned that you do not understand why you have to neuter your detector,what you have to understand (as some other folks have said here already) that your R7 at 40% is more sensitive than a Max 360c at 100%.So if you set your detector at 100% KA band and 30% K band,it would be like having a Max360c in K band (or a bit better) and a super charged monster on KA band where you won't get false alerts.

In Florida K band is not a huge threat, so I run the R7 in City mode on interstates where the chances of finding a K band speed trap are almost 0 since FHP is all KA band 34.7 (with some rare exceptions)and change to advanced 50% when driving on rural roads.

As other people mentioned here TSF,K filter and K block are mandatory for a quit drive.

If the Max 360 is quieter is not because it has better filters, but because it has less range.If you buy a Cobra it will be quiter than 360c but that does not mean it has better filtering, do you see what I am saying?

Now if you told me that you miss Blue tooth or Escort's on line reporting that would be a different story.
 

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On the R7 k falsing from the rear antenna is unbearable even with K block on .... it doesn't seem to make a dent at all VERY dissapointing for a $599 detector shame on Uniden
K block was designed to filter out Honda and GM vehicles which transmitted at 24.199+- and it worked wonders. All of a sudden, car makers including Ford, Mazda and Jeep came out with BSM systems transmitting all over the K band spectrum so there is no way Uniden can block the new vehicles.

More information is needed here....does your car have a BSM system and if so, what frequency is it transmitting at? When you are getting these K band alerts, are they front or rear? I drive in heavily congested northern NJ and the R7 provides enough settings/options to make K band alerts bearable while still providing more than adequate range for real LEO encounters.
 

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