Is there any way to remove a lockout that is no longer present on the R7?

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I think the answer to this is no but figured I'd ask anyway. They setup a K band speed sign near my house recently, but removed it a week later. Is there any way for me to go to the spot it used to be and clear any lockouts stored for that area even if the signal is no longer present?
 

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Don’t think is possible unless your willing to delete all the lockouts stored
I believe that is the case unless you have a radar gun in the frequency range that was locked out and can sit for a minute in the lock area, fire the gun so it sees a locked out signal, and then unlock it.
 
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It is possible by trial an error using a Bushnell radar gun that you can change frequencies until you hit the right frequency and unlock it from there. The lock frequency is within 70mhz. So it's not like just finding 1-2 frequencies.
 

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I believe that is the case unless you have a radar gun in the frequency range that was locked out and can sit for a minute in the lock area, fire the gun so it sees a locked out signal, and then unlock it.
I was thinking the same thing. I'm not a fan of lockouts after owning the Escort IX a long time ago and that is what came in mind the first time when unlocking a lockout location.
 

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I believe that is the case unless you have a radar gun in the frequency range that was locked out and can sit for a minute in the lock area, fire the gun so it sees a locked out signal, and then unlock it.
Or you can wait until the R7 gets auto lockouts and unlockouts. ;)

@Riptide - Are you worried about having one less lockout, or about the R7 not alerting to real radar at that spot? The latest beta fw is supposed to be tightening the lockout frequency range to +/- 10 MHz.

EDITED to correct "lockout radius" to "lockout frequency range."
 
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Thanks everyone, I thought that was the case but figured I'd check.

Or you can wait until the R7 gets auto lockouts and unlockouts. ;)

@Riptide - Are you worried about having one less lockout, or about the R7 not alerting to real radar at that spot? The latest beta fw is supposed to be tightening the lockout radius to +/- 10 MHz.
Technically both but it's kind of a theoretical situation. I currently live in an area that's only Ka 34.7 and for the past few years I've just run a Redline with K band turned off. However, I may be moving to an area where K band is a significant threat within the next year, so I picked up the R7 and am getting experience with lockouts in my current location before I move. I am very grateful for the lockout reduction down to +/- 10mhz; I didn't realize it was +/- 35mhz when I bought the R7 and if they had not made that change I wouldn't have even considered using lockouts anywhere K was in use by LEOs.
 

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Guessing it was a temporary trailer unit or something?

Could always call the local agency who put it out and ask it to be put back, claim it helped people speeding up and down the road.
 

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Or you can wait until the R7 gets auto lockouts and unlockouts. ;)

@Riptide - Are you worried about having one less lockout, or about the R7 not alerting to real radar at that spot? The latest beta fw is supposed to be tightening the lockout frequency range to +/- 10 MHz.

EDITED to correct "lockout radius" to "lockout frequency range."
Patiently waiting .
I’m wondering if they will call it “Auto Mute” or “Auto Mute Memory” since they call lockouts “Mute Memory”....
 
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I think the answer to this is no but figured I'd ask anyway. They setup a K band speed sign near my house recently, but removed it a week later. Is there any way for me to go to the spot it used to be and clear any lockouts stored for that area even if the signal is no longer present?
I requested a feature to have the R7 show the lockout on the screen with no signal bars to indicate this was a lockout area with no radar signal present (anymore). That way you could "unlock it". I know I went a little crazy locking out most K band noise "thinking" is was just "noise", when later I discovered it must have been real. Now the only way to unlock it is to start over. That would hurt, as I travel far and wide, and have done a lot of work locking out many doors, intrusion devices and road signs.

If the auto-lockout feature ever appears, I'll start over then...if it's not going to unlock automatically. Hopefully they it can start building on what we have already done.

Phil
 

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Technically both but it's kind of a theoretical situation. I currently live in an area that's only Ka 34.7 and for the past few years I've just run a Redline with K band turned off. However, I may be moving to an area where K band is a significant threat within the next year, so I picked up the R7 and am getting experience with lockouts in my current location before I move. I am very grateful for the lockout reduction down to +/- 10mhz; I didn't realize it was +/- 35mhz when I bought the R7 and if they had not made that change I wouldn't have even considered using lockouts anywhere K was in use by LEOs.
Learn to use the quiet ride feature. It solves all my K band annoyance and still gives me very good situational awareness. I set my QR to 85 mph. There is a learning curve because you rely on visual more than audio. So Dark Mode is a must. The display of of the R7 helps because they are huge compared to others. In quiet ride mode, the display flashes when a signal is receive. In lockout mode, the frequency, band ID and signal meter is grayed out where as on QR, it is not. It takes care of all my BSM false's until I reach 85 mph and over. You have to put your R7 to easily see it in your peripheral vision. If you use the default K band tone, you will just get a muted 2 beeps. Other K band tones will not be as loud at a muted level. If another signal is detected within the threshold time, the next signal is totally muted to 0 and cycles back. I live and work in K band country and have no problem whatsoever with the setting and drive 40-60K a year. Very quiet in city and highway driving.
 

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