first major road trip with the DFR7

zuul

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So I drove from Portland to San Francisco down I-5 the other day... very few false alerts... and lots of positive hits.

there's some construction going on between the california/oregon border and yreka so there are several of the roadside radar units that clock your speed and tell you how fast you are going... and i continue to be amazed at how far away i am when the DFR7 starts picking up the radar from those roadside units.

pretty sure it also saved me from getting another speeding ticket... it started going off on a stretch of road where there was nothing around to set off a false alarm... as i got closer it started going crazy and i must have gotten a direct hit because i've never seen it all the way lit up for such as long a duration as this. never saw LE but they had to be around there somewhere b/c there was literally nothing around where i was except for the highway...

the one anomaly is that i've gotten a few red light camera alerts on the highway... where obviously there are no red lights... i imagine the red light camera's are under the overpass i've been on... and one time it did something it's never done before. it said there was a red light camera and then flashed that i was exceeding the posted speed.

despite those minor hiccups i'm still quite pleased with the purchase. i've had it about 90 days now and considering how cheap i got it on Amazon... i have zero complaints. i know that in other parts of the country where more advanced and variable techniques are being deployed the DFR7 might be too antiquated to be effective... but out here on the west coast and specifically along the i-5 corridor i don't think you need anything beyond it.

driving back up to portland sunday morning... i'll follow up with my observations from the return trip...
 

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Another positive review from a DFR7 owner... Not surprised! Glad it’s kicking a$$ for you. Thanks for sharing your experience!
 

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The DFR 7 really is a solid radar detector, it's a good balance of quiet and range, I enjoy mine for sure.
 

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It’s a great unit and I’m glad to hear your enjoying it. You really can’t beat the price you can find these for. Keep reporting back and maybe post some videos. Good luck!
 

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I have an R3 so this may be different but there may be a RLC quiet ride setting that mutes RLC alerts when you are above a set speed.
 

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