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I had lots of Amazon credits so I grabbed a Whistler CR95. For those of you following the Whistler thread, I also had a CR97. I gave it to my brother because of the redlight cameras in NYC. This 95 is different than my 97! It doesn't have filters 4 or 5 and the FDSR feature only displays FDSR with a changing signal strength digit....like "FDSR 4"....there is no ####. This unit is pretty quiet the way I am running it from my trials with my CR97. I have the XK filter at 0 and the Ka filter at 1, TFSR off, FDSR on, and my usual City mode ...no Ka falses. Still waiting for a Ka detection. (No LEO's out here due to my new detector. Its true...you want to keep the LEO's away....get a new radar detector). All in all, I am surprised that this unit functions differently. But I still like it. I wonder if its an earlier unit?
 

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I had lots of Amazon credits so I grabbed a Whistler CR95. For those of you following the Whistler thread, I also had a CR97. I gave it to my brother because of the redlight cameras in NYC. This 95 is different than my 97! It doesn't have filters 4 or 5 and the FDSR feature only displays FDSR with a changing signal strength digit....like "FDSR 4"....there is no ####. This unit is pretty quiet the way I am running it from my trials with my CR97. I have the XK filter at 0 and the Ka filter at 1, TFSR off, FDSR on, and my usual City mode ...no Ka falses. Still waiting for a Ka detection. (No LEO's out here due to my new detector. Its true...you want to keep the LEO's away....get a new radar detector). All in all, I am surprised that this unit functions differently. But I still like it. I wonder if its an earlier unit?
I wonder if it has a different firmware on it? It is really strange that FDSR displays different output...
 

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Please let me know if there are any K/Ka Band mix ups. I really wish they would fix that on the cr97, it would be a great RD if they did.
 

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The mix ups are still there but minimized when I run it with minimal filter settings (xk at 0 and Ka at 0 or 1, TFSR With FDSR and in city mode, its pretty quiet but always displaying something.
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I meant TFSR off.
 
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I haven't run my 95 in quite awhile! I think I'll get it out of the ole' closet and play with it again for a couple of days! For the last several months I've been running my ''ghetto arrow'' R1/Redline-O combos in 3 different Mustangs and they have been crushing it with no drama! Once again, I think I prefer my 95 over my 97 because it has no GPS functions. I guess that's why I own 5 R1's and no R3's. I've run both the R3 and R7 but I still prefer the R1/Redline-O combo over all the rest! BTW, it has also beat everything during testing as well! My 95 has picked up 35.5 from 4 miles during our testing as well and it seemed to get much better range with FDSR on. I'm going to try this again too.
 

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I have been running this for the past week again and I swear if its alerting to FDSR, it's not seeing anything else until the FDSR clears out. In all of our past threads, I thought it would release FDSR if it thinks it saw something legit. On the open highway, if its doing this, its not good at all. I do think these are gone now as they seem to be discontinued on the usual websites. I wished they could have fixed these. My R1 and R3 and even my Redline EX are all rock solid. I just don't have that feeling with the 95/97. I will still run it until I am convinced its not locking up or it is on FDSR.
 

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I have been running this for the past week again and I swear if its alerting to FDSR, it's not seeing anything else until the FDSR clears out. In all of our past threads, I thought it would release FDSR if it thinks it saw something legit. On the open highway, if its doing this, its not good at all. I do think these are gone now as they seem to be discontinued on the usual websites. I wished they could have fixed these. My R1 and R3 and even my Redline EX are all rock solid. I just don't have that feeling with the 95/97. I will still run it until I am convinced its not locking up or it is on FDSR.
I have been running my CR97 occasionally, and I agree with you that my CR97 isn’t rock solid like my R3 is.
I don’t run FDSR on, but I have had occasional issues lately with my CR97 latching onto a signal when TFSR is off (normally K-band) after I am clear and away from the radar source. I sometimes have to power cycle the CR97 to get it to shut up and be quiet again.

My CR97 is out of warranty, and I am not going to spend $99 to send it in and get checked out because I don’t think it is worth the expense nor do I think it would solve the problem. My CR97 is a glitchy/quirky detector, but I still occasionally use it. I would imagine the CR95/CR97 replacements are probably under development. I, as some others on the RDF, hope Whistler will step up their game on their next generation of detectors.


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I've run my 95 for the last couple of days and I finally turned FDSR off, set K filter on 3, which is as high as it gets on the 95, and turned on TFSR. It took all of that to shut it the hell up! With FDSR on, it alerted as long as it is turned on! It's not making a sound, just showing FDSR on the screen, so you know if it gets a real alert, it's not going to drop FDSR and get the alert. I can move my kill switch back over to my R1/Redline and my R1 doesn't make a peep! Of course to be fair, K band is off on the Redline and K filter, K-block and TFS are turned on with the R1! I'm going to try the 95 like this till I get a legit 34.7 or 35.5 alert. If I don't get one soon I'll break out my Genesis 2 and hit it with some 35.5 and see if all of the things I've done will affect Ka band. It shouldn't but it's been awhile since I tested my 95 and 97 so what the hell?
 
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I feel the same way now. With FDSR on the display, it seems it can't see anything else. Not using FDSR and its not bad. Driving in a crowd with FDSR isn't going to get me the ticket, but if there is hardly any traffic and its locked on to a FDSR based alert it would miss a Ka alert. I have a Solo S4 which makes the 95 alert to Ka when I change the Solo from highway to auto to city. I discovered this by accident. So I used it to test the 95! If the 95 is displaying FDSR it won't pick up the Ka emission from the Solo. If I shut off FDSR...it will light up with a Ka nearly everytime. So all that time I was running FDSR was putting me at risk. My Redline Ex and my R1 picked up the Solo's Ka leak so it sort of validates my little test.
 
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I feel the same way now. With FDSR on the display, it seems it can't see anything else. Not using FDSR and its not bad. Driving in a crowd with FDSR isn't going to get me the ticket, but if there is hardly any traffic and its locked on to a FDSR based alert it would miss a Ka alert. I have a Solo S4 which makes the 95 alert to Ka when I change the Solo from highway to auto to city. I discovered this by accident. So I used it to test the 95! If the 95 is displaying FDSR it won't pick up the Ka emission from the Solo. If I shut off FDSR...it will light up with a Ka nearly everytime. So all that time I was running FDSR was putting me at risk. My Redline Ex and my R1 picked up the Solo's Ka leak so it sort of validates my little test.
Now that I have TFSR on, FDSR off, Ka filter on 0, and K filter on 3 this thing [95] is almost stone silent! The last couple of days I haven't gotten even 1 false on K band! I've only had 1 Ka hit, well sort of! I got this crazy far off Ka hit, that was also off axis. I'm going hell yes! Then I realize I'm getting no frequency on the display so I wait and around a mile or so later and around a curve I see a big truck! Sure enough it pegged it on generic Ka band when it should of course have been K band! This is the only mix up I've seen since setting it up this way however so it's been one hell of an improvement so far, at least compared to before. I still haven't gotten any 34.7 or 35.5 yet, so I'm curious to see how it does against legit Ka band. BTW, I never run anything except Ka max ID. TFSR just might be the trick because I've been behind this damn Audi that I seem to get stuck behind every morning that will make my 95 and 97 false as long as I'm behind it but with this setup not one peep! I remember TFSR hurt it during K band Q/T and I/O testing, but K band is not an issue for me in my area.
 
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Now that I have TFSR on, FDSR off, Ka filter on 0, and K filter on 3 this thing [95] is almost stone silent! The last couple of days I haven't gotten even 1 false on K band! I've only had 1 Ka hit, well sort of! I got this crazy far off Ka hit, that was also off axis. I'm going hell yes! Then I realize I'm getting no frequency on the display so I wait and around a mile or so later and around a curve I see a big truck! Sure enough it pegged it on generic Ka band when it should of course have been K band! This is the only mix up I've seen since setting it up this way however so it's been one hell of an improvement so far, at least compared to before. I still haven't gotten any 34.7 or 35.5 yet, so I'm curious to see how it does against legit Ka band. BTW, I never run anything except Ka max ID. TFSR just might be the trick because I've been behind this damn Audi that I seem to get stuck behind every morning that will make my 95 and 97 false as long as I'm behind it but with this setup not one peep! I remember TFSR hurt it during K band Q/T and I/O testing, but K band is not an issue for me in my area.
Running TFSR on definitely reduces the false alarms, and I only use Ka Max ID too as it helps identify false alarms with the K/Ka mix up. If it’s the generic Ka, it is almost always a false alarm. I also get some 33.8 false alarms occasionally from Honda, Acuras, and some Chrysler BSMs, but 33.8 is not used in my immediate area, so I know it’s a false when I get that alert. When my CR97 alerts to 34.7 or 35.5, it’s normally police radar.

I did have my CR97 give me a generic Ka signal Sunday in front of a Target store’s K-band door opener that normally triggers a 24.113 to 24.117 on my R3 and Max360c which is the frequency range that I see from my local PD (normally 24.110 to 24.125 is what I see a lot of from my city’s officers). This was with TFSR on with K and Ka filters on 2. Normally my CR97 just gives me a K-band signal at this and most K-band door openers.

I hope Whistler will offer a more detailed and specific (and accurate ) frequency display in a detector in the future.

When I run my R3 and my Max360c, I really don’t mess with the settings too much. I have my settings on the R3 and Max360c that work well that I run 95% + of the time. I am still constantly changing the settings on my CR97 trying to find that “perfect combination of settings”, and I still haven’t figured it out....lol. I do know I don’t like the FDSR on. When I run TFSR off, I normally run K-Filter at 3, Ka-filter at 2 for the Honda/Acura BSMs, when I run TFSR on, I normally drop both K and Ka filters 1, but I have been adjusting the filter levels a lot and TFSR on and off when I have occasionally been using the CR97 lately.







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Running TFSR on definitely reduces the false alarms, and I only use Ka Max ID too as it helps identify false alarms with the K/Ka mix up. If it’s the generic Ka, it is almost always a false alarm. I also get some 33.8 false alarms occasionally from Honda, Acuras, and some Chrysler BSMs, but 33.8 is not used in my immediate area, so I know it’s a false when I get that alert. When my CR97 alerts to 34.7 or 35.5, it’s normally police radar.

I did have my CR97 give me a generic Ka signal Sunday in front of a Target store’s K-band door opener that normally triggers a 24.113 to 24.117 on my R3 and Max360c which is the frequency range that I see from my local PD (normally 24.110 to 24.125 is what I see a lot of from my city’s officers). This was with TFSR on with K and Ka filters on 2. Normally my CR97 just gives me a K-band signal at this and most K-band door openers.

I hope Whistler will offer a more detailed and specific (and accurate ) frequency display in a detector in the future.

When I run my R3 and my Max360c, I really don’t mess with the settings too much. I have my settings on the R3 and Max360c that work well that I run 95% + of the time. I am still constantly changing the settings on my CR97 trying to find that “perfect combination of settings”, and I still haven’t figured it out....lol. I do know I don’t like the FDSR on. When I run TFSR off, I normally run K-Filter at 3, Ka-filter at 2 for the Honda/Acura BSMs, when I run TFSR on, I normally drop both K and Ka filters 1, but I have been adjusting the filter levels a lot and TFSR on and off when I have occasionally been using the CR97 lately.







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I have the CR93. If I have FDSr on, there is constant screen activity with no sound, but I also rarely get real police alert sound. I use mostly city mode. I’m not sure what settings to use overall. I’m in NJ where all bands are used. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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@GaryPSU, since the CR93 is not nearly as sensitive as the 95 and 97, I would start out with FDSR off and all filters off as well. Make sure pop is off as well. If it doesn't drive you crazy like that you're all good! More than likely however, K band falses will be a problem. In that case, start with 1 on k filter and see how that does. You can work your way up to 3 which I think is as high as it goes. I'm not sure if the 93 has TFSR or not, but if it does I'd turn it off if you don't need it for K band falses. I wouldn't turn ANY filters on for Ka band no matter what! I'd also run Ka max ID. I'd run highway mode if you can. Try that out for awhile and let us know how it works for you. Welcome to the forum!
 
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I agree, run filters at zero, FDSR off, TFSR off, and Ka Max. Work from there. The 95/97 have quirks with FDSR on. Maybe the same for yours. I run my 95 that way but in City mode with the volume up a bit because all you get is 2 beeps. Be careful with city mode because you can miss alerts due to noise. The 95 I have has filters 0 to 3 also. Running it at 0 and no TFSR and no FDSR seems to reduce the k/ka mixup for me to rare...even with ka max. I still can't figure out FDSR. On my 95 it seems to not alert to ka unless the FDSR alert isn't being displayed. I stay away from FDSR. @Kennyc56 is correct on Whistlers.
 

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I agree, run filters at zero, FDSR off, TFSR off, and Ka Max. Work from there. The 95/97 have quirks with FDSR on. Maybe the same for yours. I run my 95 that way but in City mode with the volume up a bit because all you get is 2 beeps. Be careful with city mode because you can miss alerts due to noise. The 95 I have has filters 0 to 3 also. Running it at 0 and no TFSR and no FDSR seems to reduce the k/ka mixup for me to rare...even with ka max. I still can't figure out FDSR. On my 95 it seems to not alert to ka unless the FDSR alert isn't being displayed. I stay away from FDSR. @Kennyc56 is correct on Whistlers.
FDSR is the damndest thing! I've gotten my best 35.5 alerts with it on, but there can't be any other signals around at the beginng of the alert! That's how I got 4 plus miles! The next pass however, it changed the alert to FDSR and kept it there all the way back the test car! This of course sucks and is unacceptable. My R1's and Redline-O's will repeat the same performance within a few feet everytime, my V1 will as well. You never know what the hell the 95 and 97 will do from run to run!
 

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You are correct about FDSR. If it is displaying FDSR you won't see anything else until FDSR clears out, possibly missing a real threat. I bet that may be intentional....don't 'speed' until FDSR is gone so then the detector can protect you and alert to threats normally. I do notice if there are no cars around, it would pick up Ka from quite a good distance. The problem is that it seems like FDSR is always reporting a bsm....and I can't drive somewhat faster without knowing if my detector is going to alert properly. So then in a strange way, it's keeping me from getting a ticket. It's not really much fun that way but it works.
 
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Since I have really mostly have been using my CR97 (occasionally) in the city lately (maybe one day on the weekend), I think I have “settled” on keeping TFSR on. For me, the K/Ka mixups seems to be more frequent with TFSR on, but the overall false alarms seem to be significantly less. Lately, My CR97 is latching on to K-band signals with TFSR off, and I have to power cycle my CR97 to get it quiet again.

I preferred to run TFSR off as there seems to be more of a “performance” penalty with TFSR on as it relates to warning range and sensitivity, but there doesn’t seem to be the K-band “latching” issue with TFSR on, and the CR97 seems to be falsing much less with TFSR on.

So for now, I will run it with TFSR on, FDSR off, K-band filter at 2, Ka-filter at 2 (only because of the K/Ka mixups with Honda/Acura and Chrysler/Dodge/ Jeeps BSM systems).

It seems like last time I checked, the CR97 and CR95 have been out of stock (CR95 on several different sites), so I wonder if anything “new” may be happening by the end of the year at Whistler. The CR95 is still showing available on whistler.com, but the CR97 is showing sold out as are most off the other detectors are on the Whistler website.


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There is something different on the 95 vs the 97. FDSR isn't as reactive. This seems better to me. I say this because I have had the 97 and the 97 would sometimes display a Ka or a k for a few seconds then switch to the ####. The 95 doesn't do this. Also the k/ka mixups are plentiful if I run TFSR or high filters. I run xk at 0 and ka at 1, no ka max and I rarely get a mix up. I am running FDSr in city mode and its really quiet. I'm really liking it. I just need more time to see how Ka is if its on a FDSR bsm lock. I'm wondering if the 97 has problems and its discontinued. @RoadDogg is correct. The 95 is back on Whistlers site, but there are no new 97's.
 

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