R3 1.5 firmware less sensitive

JRW

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2018
Messages
275
Reaction score
221
Age
65
Location
Southern NJ
Hi all,

I've run up and down the NJ turnpike 6 times with the new firmware, and it's not my imagination: Ka is less sensitive. No idea why, as that wasn't supposedly touched. But after 7 alerts which I'm familiar with plus 2 vehicle stops--- I'm going to try to roll mine back.

Anyone else notice any difference in Ka??

Thanks!
 

Got Jeep

Just another Two weeks....
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2017
Messages
2,482
Reaction score
4,338
Location
Metro Detroit , MI
Factory reset and exact same settings ?

I don't recall hearing anything about reduced KA. That would not be good.
 

Kennyc56

Ford Lover-I/O hater!
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
2,864
Reaction score
7,266
Location
I/O Hell, Aka Eastern N.C.
I have all 4 of my R1's on 1.50 from 1.37 and they are just as sensitive on all bands as before both on off axis and range. I bench tested them all too and they are also just as fast against I/O shots as well as Q/T. All 4 have incredible range just like always.
 

thebravo

Security Detachment
Security
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2016
Messages
5,730
Reaction score
10,635
Location
FL (formerly CT)
No change noted on Mine when i upgraded to 1.50... but you can easily roll back if you desire, uniden gives you that option. 1.37 is still a solid firmware
 

OBeerWANKenobi

This is not the car you're looking for.....
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Messages
3,973
Reaction score
10,332
Location
Right Behind You! (Wisconsin)
Yep, nice part about Uniden is the option to roll back. That being said, I doubt it's less sensitive. You can't know that without doing a controlled test. Going up and down the turnpike is anecdotal at best. Along with your imagination, traffic, weather and positioning of the radar sources can have major effects on perceived range.

You'd need at least 3 runs on a stationary radar source that isn't terrain limited with each FW version before you could really make an argument that it's less sensitive.
 
Last edited:

Vortex

Making Videos
Observer
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Messages
21,455
Reaction score
42,892
Location
Washington State
Yep, nice part about Uniden is the option to roll back. That being said, I doubt it's less sensitive. You can't know that without doing a controlled test. Going up and down the turnpike is anecdotal at best. Along with your imagination, traffic, weather and positioning of the radar sources can have major effects on perceived range.

You'd need at least 3 runs on a stationary radar source that isn't terrain limited with each FW version before you could really make an argument that it's less sensitive.
Agreed. I remember seeing some TXCTG testing done with different firmwares and the results were the same.
 

petenice

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
May 4, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
161
Location
West Michigan
Hi all,

I've run up and down the NJ turnpike 6 times with the new firmware, and it's not my imagination: Ka is less sensitive. No idea why, as that wasn't supposedly touched. But after 7 alerts which I'm familiar with plus 2 vehicle stops--- I'm going to try to roll mine back.

Anyone else notice any difference in Ka??

Thanks!
Didn't notice any change when I installed 1.50. Any chance Ka sensitivity got turned down in the settings when you were upgrading the firmware?
 

oktavf

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
1,000
Reaction score
1,083
Location
NW GA
No change noted on Mine when i upgraded to 1.50... but you can easily roll back if you desire, uniden gives you that option. 1.37 is still a solid firmware
Yep... I tried the most recent firmware on my R1 and went back to 1.37 yet again so yeah definitely the most solid, reliable and consistent firmware! :lolhit:
 

TurboDriver

PSL + 50, every now and then
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2012
Messages
1,918
Reaction score
2,278
Location
Michigan
...
No difference with mine either from 1.37 to 1.5 in any testing I have done.

I am not sure why anyone would be seeing less range... try reloading firmware and resetting to see if it resolves the issue. I think 1.5 is the best firmware so far based on the combination of the performance and selectable options including K block, etc. I know some people say that 1.37 has some "magic" but I never noticed any difference and it doesn't have K block, and I don't know how anyone lives without some kind of filter with those frequencies.
 

knight_man

I wanna go fast
Intermediate User
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
531
Reaction score
705
On the R1, noticed 1.50 is definitely quieter than other firmwares. Spent the day with it running around- no hits for performance guesstimates but definitely handled the BSM a lot better.
 

mitch99

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Messages
31
Reaction score
23
I had the same problem with ka also. This has happen on other fw as well. I go back and reload the same fw but with recovery mode. That fixes it everytime for me and still do your factory reset. Hope that helps but not going to say that will fix it. Just give it a try. One other thing to try is still reload it in recovery mode but with a different cable.
 

spongebobradarpants

aka "The Grouch"
Advanced User
Joined
May 18, 2017
Messages
3,130
Reaction score
2,477
Location
PNW
No change noted on Mine when i upgraded to 1.50... but you can easily roll back if you desire, uniden gives you that option. 1.37 is still a solid firmware
Yep... if anything I'm getting more Ka alerts than normal since I updated last week. Only thing now is with the notch filter I don't have every CRV in the state sending a K band ICBM to my R3.
 

Hacker

Fat dumb & stupid is no way to go through life son
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
1,346
Reaction score
1,808
Location
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??
I have all 4 of my R1's on 1.50 from 1.37 and they are just as sensitive on all bands as before both on off axis and range. I bench tested them all too and they are also just as fast against I/O shots as well as Q/T. All 4 have incredible range just like always.
Mine is as well. the 1.5 works like a champ. the only difference is the increase in 24.100 K band hits.
 

Glock21

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
109
Reaction score
86
Location
SC
Mine is as well. the 1.5 works like a champ. the only difference is the increase in 24.100 K band hits.
I updated about a week ago to 1.5 and have been seeing a good bit of 24.100ish also. What is up with that?
 

Brainstorm69

TXCTG 2016 MOTY
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
May 23, 2015
Messages
9,402
Reaction score
20,227
Location
Lone Star State
I updated about a week ago to 1.5 and have been seeing a good bit of 24.100ish also. What is up with that?
Do you have MRCD enabled? And do you see a Mercedes around when it happens?
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
79,082
Messages
1,204,232
Members
20,077
Latest member
Dallara
Top