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

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City mode is like this, you may want to carry a S&W 500, but it’s not practical and you carry a smaller handgun. You have the ability to use the big round, but you don’t need it everyday, but you have it when you need it. Neutering the Uniden is not like you are only going to get pant-browning range, at 100 you are getting really long ranges, with 18-30% you are getting the max360c range for K band. Also, City/Highway mode does not touch Ka segments. Tell us how your new settings are doing.
 

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Doesn't Vortext now drive a Q5? Maybe I'm wrong, but I could have sworn he said it spews something but he was able to reduce or block it.

If the OP doesn't have BSM on his Q5 but keeps picking up 24.121, my suggestion would be to try his R7 in another vehicle like a Toyota.. a car known not to pollute K band. If it stops alerting to rear K 24.121, then odds are it's something from the Q5.

BTW, When I see 24.121-24.124, it's usually MRCD/T, or Mazda.
 

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Check this test out:

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In your area I would run advanced K band 40 to 50%
We did not run Uniden city in this test. IMO if we did, it would have fared worse than the neutered Pro M with TSRej in high. At 30%, at highway speeds, by the time our alert came up, one had time to look at the freq and make decision to hit the anchor or not, R7 at 30% would be s ticket notifier. Plus, this was C/O, straight and level. Imagine any other environment.

I drove the test vehicle, I am pretty sure of what my “IMO” view is, 30% and below is not the way to go for the HR unless running 30mph in rural school zone (my speed was 30mph).
 

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We did not run Uniden city in this test. IMO if we did, it would have fared worse than the neutered Pro M with TSRej in high. At 30%, at highway speeds, by the time our alert came up, one had time to look at the freq and make decision to hit the anchor or not, R7 at 30% would be s ticket notifier. Plus, this was C/O, straight and level. Imagine any other environment.

I drove the test vehicle, I am pretty sure of what my “IMO” view is, 30% and below is not the way to go for the HR unless running 30mph in rural school zone (my speed was 30mph).
Wierd, some other tests have shown city mode onthe R7 to be sufficient .

Edit:Maybe it is just agaisnt the falcon HR? regular K band range seems to be plenty on any other K band gun in other tests.

Good info, I will adjust my R7 to 50% then except on the interstates.
 
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Wierd, some other tests have shown city mode onthe R7 to be sufficient .

Edit:Maybe it is just agaisnt the falcon HR? regular K band range seems to be plenty on any other K band gun in other tests.

Good info, I will adjust my R7 to 50% then except on the interstates.
It's this and similar guns that are low powered. Against most K guns, you're fine at the lower settings.
 

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If you have any driver assist features on your Audi it could be the cause of your K falsing.
Check to see if you have any of these features.
Only the plainest low end model may not have any driver assist systems.
 

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Really? Why?
I bolded the settings that were specifically for making K band quieter.

In town I use Ka filter on, as it stops a lot of Ka falses from other cheap EMI spewing detectors.

If I’m going across country on the open road, I will turn Ka Filter off so I pick up far away I/O events, at the cost of dealing with increased false Ka blips.
 

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24.160 BSM driving me nuts tonight causing my R7 to rev up off and on for miles. It was a Honda. Also 24.120. Advanced, notch filter on, K filter on, K filter at 70%. I seem to be seeing more and more of this.
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I bolded the settings that were specifically for making K band quieter.

In town I use Ka filter on, as it stops a lot of Ka falses from other cheap EMI spewing detectors.

If I’m going across country on the open road, I will turn Ka Filter off so I pick up far away I/O events, at the cost of dealing with increased false Ka blips.
I only get one very brief false Ka going from Cambridge and through Somerville to get on 93N. Other than that, they are always legit. But I see where you are coming from if you have multiple false Ka sources. However, I thought you could manually lock those out now as well?
 
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24.160 BSM driving me nuts tonight causing my R7 to rev up off and on for miles. It was a Honda. Also 24.120. Advanced, notch filter on, K filter on, K filter at 70%. I seem to be seeing more and more of this.
You'll have to continue experimenting with lowering the K sensitivity a bit. Try 60, 50, 40, 30, and if that doesn't work still, go to City Mode which is 15% for the R7, or 18% for the R1/R3.

I've still had good performance with City Mode. Here are two encounters showing picking up K Band radar from an LEO:


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only get one very brief false Ka going from Cambridge and through Somerville to get on 93N. Other than that, they are always legit. But I see where you are coming from if you have multiple false Ka sources. However, I thought you could manually lock those out now as well?
You can lock out stationary Ka falses from satellite TV receivers fixed on residential and commercial structures, but there isn't any way to lock out a false Ka blip coming from a Cobra or Whistler detector. You can reduce falses from Cobras and Whistlers by enabling Ka Segmentation or turning on Ka Filter. I am not able to safely use Ka Segmentation where I am at because I have a lot of LEOs that have off-center frequency Ka Radar guns that would not be picked up if I enabled Ka Segmentation or ran Ka Narrow.

Two specific frequencies picked up and confirmed by @Freebird and myself in the area here are:
34.565 Ghz - Utah Highway Patrol in Utah County, Utah
34.989 Ghz - Utah Highway Patrol in Weber County, Utah

Looking at the Uniden R1/R3's documentation for Ka Narrow:
  • 33.8 +/- 100 MHz
  • 34.7 +/- 120 MHz
  • 35.5 +/- 100 MHz
You can see that 34.565 is more than -120 MHz off of 34.700 Ghz; 34.700 - 34.565 = 135 MHz.
Also, 34.989 is approximately 289 MHz above 34.7, so 34.7 with the +120MHz tolerance would be 34.820 Mhz, and still 169 MHz above what Ka Narrow would program it to sweep.

With the knowledge of these off-center frequency guns in operation, my situation requires of me to run Ka Wide. Since I run Ka Wide, the only way to cut out false Ka signals from Cobra and Whistler detectors is to use Ka Filter. When I'm around town, I run Ka Wide + Ka Filter: On. When I'm driving across the state in open terrain, I will shut off Ka Filter in order to get "edge of my seat" response, but doing so will cause Ka falses to come through from people driving by on the other side of the freeway who have a Whistler or Cobra detector powered on.

I hope what I'm trying to convey makes sense.
 
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I'm in Calgary today and I switched out my R7 with my Pro M and set with recommended settings.
It's driving me nuts! I'm ready to spike the Pro M into a sidewalk.
Turning on more and more filters not helping.
K band everywhere, MRCD very frequent.
I'm ready to pull out the R7 for peace of mind.
But it may have something to do with all the construction going on, speed camera vehicles on the side, and tons of general activity. Everyone has K band spewing something at every second light and corner.
With many genuine threats mixed in.
4000kms so far this trip and never seen anything like it.
Thank goodness.
How do people live in K-band MRCD polluted cities like this??
Local traffic keeps less than 10 kph over. Right on PSL in construction.
They have succeeded in cowering the driving public.
And a detector is minimal help with this much pollution.
 

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