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So I’ve read a bunch of threads relating to advanced settings and response times but not sure what to set my R1 to.
I’ve been using highway with auto mute after a couple seconds.
KA is awesome but I’m getting a bunch of K squawks that are BSM and Semis.
I’m in south central Wisconsin and run mostly highways with relatively flat terrain.
I really like this detector but the old whistler I had was able to remember frequencies that I long muted and not alert them again.
I updated the firmware to the latest and a lot of on board radar were reduced but I’m still getting too many K band warnings.
Should I go to advanced and turn down K band to 60% or what is recommended?
Also do we know what K band frequencies are actually used by law enforcement? I have been disregarding the 24.170 +/- cuz it’s always a Honda or Buick.
Sorry if I missed the recommendations for this on my R1 on another thread.

Lex
 

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Make sure you have K Block enabled. You can tune K band down to 60 %. Note that 60% is on Advanced Mode. If you are driving a lot of the same roads, you could consider a GPS detector which would reduce the Stationary threats. We see the Radenso pro series does will with BSM falses.

I should also add that they are coming out in the coming year perhaps with Theia -proposed to have ZERO falses. But this also wont come cheap.
 

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You definitely should have K filter on. I would recommend K narrow as well. Since you are using FW 1.50 you may be able to use TSF without it being really intrusive though I have not tried it myself. I have had such a good luck with 1.37 I have not upgraded. It has taken the crown at 2 test events for best K band range with TSF on! And I run it either in highway mode or Advanced at 90%. If you are on 1.50 you should use K block as well for those polluting Hondas and Acuras. If you find TSR too intrusive on FW 1.50 cut your K band back to 60% with TSF off.

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I also loved 1.37 but have since updated all 4 of my R1's to 1.50 with great success! I run K filter, TFS, and K-block. I run Advanced mode at 70% and K wide and all of my R1's are as quiet as church mice till I get a legit K band alert which is hardly ever cause thank goodness K band is pretty much gone in this area. The alerts I have gotten however were every bit as good as what I got on 1.37. I run K wide because the legit K band guns I have seen are all over the place on frequency.
 
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How many buildings do you have around you? If you are more in the rural setting, then you can get by using lax settings such as others have mentioned. I would probably stray away from k narrow until you know what frequencies the police are using on K band. I would definitely segment Ka and use K block with all the K filters. 70% should be fine for your needs.
 

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Is K Band in use in your area? If not, I'd recommend you activate K Filter at least, then K Block, and finally begin progressively turning down the K Band sensitivity a little at a time.

I don't encounter much K Band. It is around me, but it's only maybe 5% or less of what I ever see. Because of this, I tuned my R7 to make K Band as quiet as possible.

These are two video encounters of actual police K Band radar being encountered, while having my R7 tuned to aggressively suppress K Band. Full configuration and running mode settings are provided at the end of the video.

City Mode In the Suburbs:

City Mode on a Mountain Highway:
 

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Wow, thanks for all the replies!
Here is what I have currently:
K pop off
Mrcd off
X off
Laser on
KA pop off
K filter on
KA filter off
TSF off
K block 124.199 +-.005 on
K wide
KA narrow
KA priority
All threat on

Should I change TSF to on? And something else on K block?
Thanks again,
Lex
 

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TSF isn’t as useful for Blind Spot Monitoring systems.

The next step would be to begin reducing K sensitivity via Advanced Mode. Try 70% and go down 10% until it becomes tolerable for you. I use City mode which is 15% on the R7 and 18% on the R1 and R3.
 

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Given your flat terrain I would reduce sensitivity long before I would ever run K-narrow or even think about turning K-Block on.

K-band has a very wide range in which to operate, and I have seen it both very high and very low from LEO's. With the flat terrain and lower sensitivity you should still get decent performance without the risk of missing a LEO who is shooting high or low.
 

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I would definitely keep K-band on because there is LOTS of it around here (at least in SE WI). For the most part I run all the same settings (the ones that are checked below) and noted where I run something different. But it's a personal preference thing, how much falsing you can tolerate vs sacrificing performance (I'm one of those who will take a little extra falsing vs possibly missing something). You'll have to play around with the settings for a while until you find your sweet spot.

K pop off ✅
Mrcd off ✅
X off ✅
Laser on ✅
KA pop off ✅
K filter on ✅
KA filter off ✅
TSF off ✅
K block 124.199 +-.005 on - I don't run K-block, too paranoid about missing a legit signal.
K wide ✅
KA narrow - I run Ka segmented with 2/5/6/8 on, although 6 prob wouldn't be needed here but adding 1 segment is un-noticable performance-wise.
KA priority ✅
All threat on ✅

I also run in Advanced Mode at 70% and find it tolerable. I live in the Kettle Moraine region with a good number of hills and valleys and still get good range at these settings, no 'Oh Sh*t' moments to report yet (at least none that were settings related).
 

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What everyone here has said is good advice. I'd dial back your K sensitivity in tiny amounts until you get to your desired level. The good thing about the R series is, you can really dial it back. It's all going to depend on how much legit K band you see in your area. Even when dialed back, the R's are more sensitive than RD's in their price range at full sensitivity. WE can dial it back, but they can't dial it up! (Until Theia gets here) :p
 

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I believe @OBeerWANKenobi is from around those parts.
He may be able to help.
Yup, I'm in South Central too. I don't have much K band rear me. What county do you do most of you driving in? That info will help us see what guns you face. K narrow will help and should be pretty safe in this neck of the woods. You can certainly reduce sensitivity as well and see how it works for you...... I wouldn't go below 50%
 

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You guys are awesome!
I drive daily from 30 miles north of Madison into Madison for work.
So I should take the block off K band and go to advanced mode and drop K down a bit.
Also what is segmented mode 2/5/6/8 on Ka do versus narrow?

I sometimes (monthly) run the interstate to Milwaukee and LaCrosse.
Last night I was eastbound from LaCrosse and had a K alert like 24.170 go off as I passed a semi so I ignored it and either coincidence or not 1500 feet down the road was a State Trooper in the median. Not sure which was setting the alert. I know the troopers use laser and instant on. They seem to let you go if you keep it 15 over or less so I was okay.

One last question: if I go to advanced mode, and set it up as recommended, I assume it remembers the settings if I go to Highway for a bit then go back advanced?
Thanks again,
Lex
 
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You guys are awesome!
I drive daily from 30 miles north of Madison into Madison for work.
So I should take the block off K band and go to advanced mode and drop K down a bit.
Also what is segmented mode 2/5/6/8 on Ka do versus narrow?

I sometimes (monthly) run the interstate to Milwaukee and LaCrosse.
Last night I was eastbound from LaCrosse and had a K alert like 24.170 go off as I passed a semi so I ignored it and either coincidence or not 1500 feet down the road was a State Trooper in the median. Not sure which was setting the alert. I know the troopers use laser and instant on. They seem to let you go if you keep it 15 over or less so I was okay.

One last question: if I go to advanced mode, and set it up as recommended, I assume it remembers the settings if I go to Highway for a bit then go back advanced?
Thanks again,
Lex
If you go back to Highway mode, the sensitivity is 100% on all bands. The filter settings are unaffected, as is K block. If you go back to Advanced, the % sensitivity settings you made will be restored. So you can toggle back and forth between them, and city mode if you desire.

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I'm pretty sure WSP is Ka band exclusively. I haven't seen them run anything other than 34.7 though IIRC @protias saw some 33.8. WSP uses a mix of sloppy I/O and C/O, favoring the I/O side of the coin. Dane County does use some K band as I've personally run into a sheriff running it. I think Madison PD is Ka. I've run into a cop in Middleton running Ka as well. Sauk Sheriff is Ka, Columbia is Ka too.

WSP runs Kustom PL3 and Lti LRB, Lti TruSpeed and Lti TruSpeed S for LIDAR. Sauk runs PL3. I'm not sure on Dane and Columbia.
 

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