VERY low drifting stalker unit spotted in Western New York

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This is why you should run segment 4 on your detectors!(for NYers of course) I think I might start running segment 3 as well considering how low this drifted. This was spotted on the NYS thruway (I-90) yesterday just east of exit 46, and it was a moving trooper on the WB side in a charger. I've never seen a frequency this low before...
 

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Yuck... At that point might as well just not segment at all...
 

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Yuck... At that point might as well just not segment at all...
Doesn't seem like it's a problem with the R1/R3 anyway. Not in my experience at least. It didn't miss like 0.1-0.2 second shots that weren't even close to fast enough to get an actual reading on the ATR. Just annoying for falsing maybe.
 

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Was this possibly an ATR. I have seen some ATRs that transmit on 34.2 and/or 35.2, but have not seen them in a long time!

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As someone who drives a lot on the Thruway, this is kind of a bummer to see. I have my R7 segmented 2/4/5/6/8 and it seems like even that might not be sufficient??
 

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I had to stop segmenting in Utah as I had too many close calls with off-center antennas.
 

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This is why you should run segment 4 on your detectors!(for NYers of course) I think I might start running segment 3 as well considering how low this drifted. This was spotted on the NYS thruway (I-90) yesterday just east of exit 46, and it was a moving trooper on the WB side in a charger. I've never seen a frequency this low before...
Remind me to stay the hell out of NY! LMAO! It's amazing how different the Stalkers run in NC. They started running them about a year ago and since then I've been hit hundreds of times with both I/O shots and C/O and a lot of dual antenna hits as well and every one of them has been spot on! The farthest off center I've seen is around 34.741 or so, and that always seems to be from the rear, the front antennas are usually right on the money at 34.725 or so! BTW, I've been getting hit with good ole' 35.5 in NC for years and each and every time it's been spot on as well. K band around here is a different story however! It's all over the damn place! I'm still on 2-5-8! I've NEVER seen anything below 34.7 from a Stalker and there is no 33.8 around me either. I've run my Redline unsegged with RDR off for long periods of time just to see what I would get.
 
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Remind me to stay the hell out of NY! LMAO! It's amazing how different the Stalkers run in NC. They started running them about a year ago and since then I've been hit hundreds of times with both I/O shots and C/O and a lot of dual antenna hits as well and every one of them has been spot on! The farthest off center I've seen is around 34.741 or so, and that always seems to be from the rear, the front antennas are usually right on the money at 34.725 or so! BTW, I've been getting hit with good ole' 35.5 in NC for years and each and every time it's been spot on as well. K band around here is a different story however! It's all over the damn place! I'm still on 2-5-8! I've NEVER seen anything below 34.7 from a Stalker and there is no 33.8 around me either. I've run my Redline unsegged with RDR off for long periods of time just to see what I would get.
After this encounter, i'm considering running my R3 on Ka Wide just to see what else i'll pick up. I NEVER see 33.8 around here and if I do get an alert its a crappy radar detector or a satellite dish. 90% of the time its 34.7 and then 35.5 and K band for some of the more isolated areas, and of course the occasional laser encounter on major highways from troopers (who never do a good job hiding anyways...lol). I've only been shot with I/O ONCE since having the R3 and it was late at night in Canandaigua (small finger lakes town) and scared the $#^! out of me!! (luckily I was only doing PSL+5 or so)
 

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Can someone link me to an explanation of what you guys mean by segments? I've only ever used V1 and I'm thoroughly confused on what segments are. much appreciated.
 

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Can someone link me to an explanation of what you guys mean by segments? I've only ever used V1 and I'm thoroughly confused on what segments are. much appreciated.
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What frequencies does running Ka Wide cover? Isnt it still a 34.7 +/- y??
 

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geez, is this the warning sign that we need to disable band seg in NY state for good
 

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What frequencies does running Ka Wide cover? Isnt it still a 34.7 +/- y??
Ka Wide would definitely pick it up. Ka Narrow would not have picked up 34.371 Ghz; 34.700 Ghz with a ± of 120Mhz means that the 34.700 would sweep 34.580 to 34.820, so the -120Mhz lower cutoff, 34.580 Ghz, is still above 34.371 and therefore would not be picked up with Ka Narrow.

Uniden R3 Ka Narrow Frequency Range
  • 33.8 +/- 100 MHz
  • 34.7 +/- 120 MHz
  • 35.5 +/- 100 MHz
Ka Wide on the R3 is 33.400 to 36.000 according to the user manual. More precisely, it is 33.399 to 36.001 based on the 10 Segments assigned by Uniden in the firmware.

Cite: https://www.vortexradar.com/2017/10/uniden-r1-r3-adds-ka-band-segmentation-with-firmware-update-1-31/
 

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Remind me to stay the hell out of NY! LMAO! It's amazing how different the Stalkers run in NC. They started running them about a year ago and since then I've been hit hundreds of times with both I/O shots and C/O and a lot of dual antenna hits as well and every one of them has been spot on! The farthest off center I've seen is around 34.741 or so, and that always seems to be from the rear, the front antennas are usually right on the money at 34.725 or so! BTW, I've been getting hit with good ole' 35.5 in NC for years and each and every time it's been spot on as well. K band around here is a different story however! It's all over the damn place! I'm still on 2-5-8! I've NEVER seen anything below 34.7 from a Stalker and there is no 33.8 around me either. I've run my Redline unsegged with RDR off for long periods of time just to see what I would get.
The vast majority of NYSP Stalkers run pretty tight to center (34.700), BUT all of the crazy off center numbers I've seen in the past 6 yrs have been NYSP, with the exception of one Ulster County Sheriff rear antenna (around 34.86x iirc)
 

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I'm thinking/hoping pretty soon we will not have to worry about this phenomenon any more.
 

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I read the article but I'm still kinda confused on what people mean when they say when they run different segments. Is it RD specific? Is it referring to a particular frequency? Thank you for your help.

I feel like I'll need to start running no segmentation on Long Island. I swear I'm passing by NYST and they're not running ka band at all. Maybe they're running out my segments? I'm not sure!
 

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I read the article but I'm still kinda confused on what people mean when they say when they run different segments. Is it RD specific? Is it referring to a particular frequency? Thank you for your help.

I feel like I'll need to start running no segmentation on Long Island. I swear I'm passing by NYST and they're not running ka band at all. Maybe they're running out my segments? I'm not sure!
Segments are different ranges of frequencies that your detector can scan for, or not, depending on which police radar guns you want to detect. Scanning fewer segments improved the performance with older detectors, but it has less of a performance impact with newer detectors so if you're in an area like NY with a wide range of frequencies and you're running a newer detector like an R series or a Max series detector, just let it scan everything and don't worry about it.
 

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Segments are different ranges of frequencies that your detector can scan for, or not, depending on which police radar guns you want to detect. Scanning fewer segments improved the performance with older detectors, but it has less of a performance impact with newer detectors so if you're in an area like NY with a wide range of frequencies and you're running a newer detector like an R series or a Max series detector, just let it scan everything and don't worry about it.

Thank you for your help. So what exactly does "Segment 4" refer to?
 

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