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Guys I just got the R3 and while the range is extreme and very good... I was wondering if the new kblock filter can block out legitimate k band? I have k block on, k filter on and tsf off. My settings are very similar to vortex radars. My first morning commute was today and kblock was on. The radar was quiet! I’m relatively new to the radar scene and any help is appreciated thanks!
 

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It will if the radar is out of tune that gets to the K block frequency range. But chances are very slim. K block range is +/- 5mhz of 24.199. Do you know if you have a lot of K band radar use in your area?
 

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Guys I just got the R3 and while the range is extreme and very good... I was wondering if the new kblock filter can block out legitimate k band? I have k block on, k filter on and tsf off. My settings are very similar to vortex radars. My first morning commute was today and kblock was on. The radar was quiet! I’m relatively new to the radar scene and any help is appreciated thanks!
the short answer is yes, K block which covers a small range from 24.195-24.205 will not alert to any signal in that range legit or not. Now typical K band center frequencies are 24.125 and 24.150 and they drift from there. while legit frequencies of Kband could occupy the range of K block the chance is pretty small. if you wanted to try running with Kblock off you could but TSF on and see if that is quiet enough for you if you dont want to take even a small chance of missing a legit K band in that range.
 

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There was a poll here recently where this was discussed: In short, it is possible to encounter "in-tune" K band guns operating in the K block range and therefore not get any alert to a real threat. The best advice (which applies to any sort of segmenting/notch filters) is to run K/Ka Wide in your area until you are confident all confirmed encounters are outside of the range you wish to segment or block, and to revert to Wide when you are outside of your usual driving area.
 

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I see legit 24.185± quite often.
 

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It will if the radar is out of tune that gets to the K block frequency range. But chances are very slim. K block range is +/- 5mhz of 24.199. Do you know if you have a lot of K band radar use in your area?
I live in Travis County... Texas. every LEO has been KA band this far (approximately 1 month of using the detector)
 

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There was a poll here recently where this was discussed: In short, it is possible to encounter "in-tune" K band guns operating in the K block range and therefore not get any alert to a real threat. The best advice (which applies to any sort of segmenting/notch filters) is to run K/Ka Wide in your area until you are confident all confirmed encounters are outside of the range you wish to segment or block, and to revert to Wide when you are outside of your usual driving area.
wasnt it you that posted there isnt any such thing as an " out of tune gun" I dont remember the specifics but it seems there was a conversation about that
 

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Guys I just got the R3 and while the range is extreme and very good... I was wondering if the new kblock filter can block out legitimate k band? I have k block on, k filter on and tsf off. My settings are very similar to vortex radars. My first morning commute was today and kblock was on. The radar was quiet! I’m relatively new to the radar scene and any help is appreciated thanks!
Not only can it block legitimate K band, the whole purpose of K block is to block out legitimate K band!

It's the theory that what you don't know won't hurt you.

Is ignorance really bliss? Roll the dice and find out!
 

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wasnt it you that posted there isnt any such thing as an " out of tune gun" I dont remember the specifics but it seems there was a conversation about that
Are you thinking of this thread?
 

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Are you thinking of this thread?
yes!!!! i wanted to print that off. i was talking to a customer about segmenting his detector. he said he watched vortex videos etc and was nervous about doing that. i was trying to explain it the way it was explained to me in that thread, but couldnt. thanks
 

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Sound off no visual alert to K block on R7?
Why not visually alert sound off in the K block range
I suggested this to @UnidenSupport for the R3. Local PD use laser, Ka, and K band in my area. While K block keeps the R3 quieter, I'm not willing to roll the dice with K band in use. Having a visual alert and a single chirp when alerting to 24.195-24.206 would be a happy medium for me.
 

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I suggested this to @UnidenSupport for the R3. Local PD use laser, Ka, and K band in my area. While K block keeps the R3 quieter, I'm not willing to roll the dice with K band in use. Having a visual alert and a single chirp when alerting to 24.195-24.206 would be a happy medium for me.
I have been running K-block on for the most part on my R3 since updating to firmware 1.50, and I really like the feature, but I like the above suggestion that you made. Having the option for a visual alert and a single audible alert would be good in addition to the K-block in it’s current form. The highest police K-band I have encountered was around 24.173 or 24.177. Most of the police K-band I encounter is around 24.110 to 24.123, but I know it is possible to encounter police K-band in or near the K-block range.


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I suggested this to @UnidenSupport for the R3. Local PD use laser, Ka, and K band in my area. While K block keeps the R3 quieter, I'm not willing to roll the dice with K band in use. Having a visual alert and a single chirp when alerting to 24.195-24.206 would be a happy medium for me.
I would have it ramp up like a bsm or real radar then you could tell
No point with a single chirp you could miss it
Full visual alert no audio
 

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I would have it ramp up like a bsm or real radar then you could tell
No point with a single chirp you could miss it
Full visual alert no audio
Do you mean a visual or audible ramp up? There could potentially be a separate tone for the K-block frequency rather than a chirp.

For now, I am dealing with Ka and K band stationary mobile decoys on one end of town and on the other I'm dealing with unmarked white work utility trucks, unmarked blue Nissan Pathfinders, local PD, local Sheriffs, and state LEOs in both current and older model chargers running Ka and laser. K-block is staying off for the time being.
 

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Do you mean a visual or audible ramp up? There could potentially be a separate tone for the K-block frequency rather than a chirp.

For now, I am dealing with Ka and K band stationary mobile decoys on one end of town and on the other I'm dealing with unmarked white work utility trucks, unmarked blue Nissan Pathfinders, local PD, local Sheriffs, and state LEOs in both current and older model chargers running Ka and laser. K-block is staying off for the time being.
Are they Shooting real radar in the K block area?
 

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Are they Shooting real radar in the K block area?
If you're asking if their K-band radar is in the K-block spectrum, I'm not sure. I try to remember and write down the frequencies, but haven't seen real K band lately - I generally avoid/have no need to go to that area. Of the ones I do see, it's Ka 34.7xx and the occasional 33.8xx.

I did see X band today near Danville, VA but in NC so that was exciting..
 

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I don't have any blocks or extra filters. K wide, TSF off, k filter on, 1.37
BSM ramp ups never go higher than 3/5 alert and they are usually sudden and are constant. A real alert ramps up like a KA but a tad slower due to the lower frequency.
 

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