At what point do we prefer the R7 to the MAX 360

ALEXTWIN

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
137
Reaction score
105
The distance on the R 7 is amazing
but I keep dialing it back 80% down to 50 % on X And K
still chatty As hell
was hoping for better BSM downloads by now Did anyone just say lockouts
if I dial it down any further I might as well sell it and go MAX
 

fitz4321

Running With Scissors
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
2,276
Reaction score
4,178
Location
Bay Area, CA
The distance on the R 7 is amazing
but I keep dialing it back 80% down to 50 % on X And K
still chatty As hell
was hoping for better BSM downloads by now Did anyone just say lockouts
if I dial it down any further I might as well sell it and go MAX
For me, the day it was released. Quiet ride 90 mph, K narrow, city mode, K Block on. Couldn’t be happier.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
 
Last edited:

ALEXTWIN

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
137
Reaction score
105
Thanks I’ll try that
CITY mode really
seems a waste since it has highway mode
 

fitz4321

Running With Scissors
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
2,276
Reaction score
4,178
Location
Bay Area, CA
Thanks I’ll try that
CITY mode really
seems a waste since it has highway mode
I should say, I consider this California (where I am) settings. 95%+ KA here.
I read in a test that K band advanced 40% (If I remember correctly) on the R7 is equivalent to 100% on a 360. So you can use that as a base for your good enough zone.

Maybe 40%, Quiet Ride 35.... and a few judgement calls on settings (K Block?) based on your area.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
 

DC Fluid

Planning ahead, always behind.
Intermediate User
Joined
Jun 7, 2019
Messages
1,046
Reaction score
1,693
Location
Prince George BC
We could discuss K band settings all month and try many things,and get it pretty good .
I think X band would be the upset here.
My city is an X band nightmare, you couldn't run it without a hundred lockouts.
Good thing there has been no X band radar here for 20 years.
X off for me, R7 is awesome.
I suggest Adv 50% X and K until you get a good feel for alerts vs falses.
Quiet ride 30 mph.
K block on
TSF on
K narrow
MRCD off
Lockout your repeated falses.
Then use city mode when in the worst spots.
Nothing you do will get you to zero falses or BSM alerts but it can be decent.
 

DC Fluid

Planning ahead, always behind.
Intermediate User
Joined
Jun 7, 2019
Messages
1,046
Reaction score
1,693
Location
Prince George BC
No, and refer to some of the advanced testers here and Vortex tests, TSF and K Filter on have none, unmeasurable or insignificant effect on the R Series due to its design.
K narrow only segments K band scanning down to the range recommended for USA.
There really is no downside to turning on all the filters other than less falses.
 
Last edited:

RadarScout

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2015
Messages
4,898
Reaction score
4,931
Location
Land of Crimson Tide!
The TSF was my biggest question. Yes, I've seen differing opinions on it and was curious what you thought about it. I'm planning on getting one once they release the new update/fixes and I'm trying to get a feel for what the majority think.

@DC Fluid
 
Last edited:

westwind77

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2016
Messages
2,466
Reaction score
4,293
The distance on the R 7 is amazing
but I keep dialing it back 80% down to 50 % on X And K
still chatty As hell
was hoping for better BSM downloads by now Did anyone just say lockouts
if I dial it down any further I might as well sell it and go MAX
The Max in considerably quieter on K than the R7 from my experience with both. I too was hoping Uniden would have released a filtering update as it really has not changed since the R3 was introduced.

However, since you need to run X - I do not believe the Max series 'filters' X-band the way it does K-band, but I think Escort could only answer that. I know when I have run X in my area to keep and eye on my 360 it alerts more to that than K-band false alerts. Given it is not used except in a few minor locations I doubt they are going to devote the resources to create filtering for it.

That being said I have a feeling the Max and R7 would false equally to X, but on K you will notice a significant difference in reagard to BSMs.
 

DC Fluid

Planning ahead, always behind.
Intermediate User
Joined
Jun 7, 2019
Messages
1,046
Reaction score
1,693
Location
Prince George BC
I think the Autolockouts on the Max would help ease the pain where one has to live with both X and K.
Post automatically merged:

Coming soon to an R7 near you!
In 2 weeks....
Post automatically merged:

The R7 took about a 9% haircut having TSF on, but had the longest front detection of the day (with TSF off).

From this test.

Post automatically merged:

Welcome to Mudslide’s Green Pillow Test. Today we have 2 “instant on” quick trigger tests on firmware 1.50- with both K and Ka 35.5

R1 / Testing Eqip- MPH Python II
Test 1 question, does TSF ON or OFF make any difference in detecting instant on K?
Results- not really, K Filter was on for both, and K Filter is likely the culprit for the misses, not TSF. Having TSF on or off didn’t appear to really matter.

From this test. Things go back and forth on K band and the effects of filters. None of them really degrade real world use.

Post automatically merged:


Post automatically merged:

So many great tests here and referencing TSF and other settings.
 
Last edited:

Brainstorm69

TXCTG 2016 MOTY
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
May 23, 2015
Messages
9,803
Reaction score
21,391
Location
Lone Star State
There have been some tests that show that TSF on makes a difference with low powered K (e.g., Falcon HR). I wish I had a Falcon Hr to do some more testing.

I haven't done much X-band testing, but would expect that one could make the R7 a bit quieter than the 360 on X since one can turn down X-band sensitivity on the R7.

I've been running my Max 360 some lately, and have been a bit surprised about the chattiness in Hwy mode. I thought I remembered it being quieter. Maybe the mix of BSMs in my area is changing to more of the cars the 360 can't filter out in Hwy mode. That said, if I run it in Auto mode, it quiets down quite a bit. Maybe I need to do some more K-band testing of the 360 Hwy vs. Auto mode with the latest fw to see what kind of difference there is in range.

And based on previous testing, I do think you can run the R7 at 40% K and be just as protected as the 360 at full Hwy sensitivity. If you have to run the 360 in Auto mode, they might be the same at about R7 K=30%. More testing needed to confirm that.
 
Last edited:

ALEXTWIN

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
137
Reaction score
105
First at X=30% I pick up everything on neighbored streets whether is a burglar alarm or garage door opener idk
second if we have to turn down the R7 to 30 % can someone remind me why I didn’t buy a Mac 360 and get better filtering and lockouts
tks
 

DC Fluid

Planning ahead, always behind.
Intermediate User
Joined
Jun 7, 2019
Messages
1,046
Reaction score
1,693
Location
Prince George BC
First at X=30% I pick up everything on neighbored streets whether is a burglar alarm or garage door opener idk
second if we have to turn down the R7 to 30 % can someone remind me why I didn’t buy a Mac 360 and get better filtering and lockouts
tks
Because out on the open highway you can use.....highway.
And get those legendary early alerts.
Adjust settings to suit the environment.
The 360 reduces sensitivity too using auto mode, only you never know at what % sensitivity it's at.
 

Riptide

Recovering M3 Addict
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
4,322
Reaction score
2,418
First at X=30% I pick up everything on neighbored streets whether is a burglar alarm or garage door opener idk
second if we have to turn down the R7 to 30 % can someone remind me why I didn’t buy a Mac 360 and get better filtering and lockouts
tks
The R7 doesn’t have that bad habit of falling asleep and not alerting to anything at all.
 

GTO_04

Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
May 22, 2011
Messages
4,625
Reaction score
5,485
With K band @30% in advanced mode, you can still have more range with the R7 on K band than the Max 360 in highway mode. You can see the test results in this thread.

GTO_04
 
Last edited:

Brainstorm69

TXCTG 2016 MOTY
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
May 23, 2015
Messages
9,803
Reaction score
21,391
Location
Lone Star State
With K band @30% in advanced mode, you can still have more range with the R7 on K band than the Max 360 in highway mode. You can see the test results in this thread.

GTO_04
Don't forget that against the Falcon HR low-powered K, K=30% lagged just a little behind the 360 and V1 at full strength. Not much, but enough to suggest K=40% might be more appropriate if you see low-powered K in your area.

 
Last edited:

TurboDriver

PSL + 50, every now and then
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2012
Messages
1,992
Reaction score
2,374
Location
Michigan
Well, you can turn down sensitivity on the R7 to match the 360 on X & K band...but you can't turn the 360 up to match the R7 on Ka.
 

DrHow

Going “Plaid” ASAP (Tesla S) RDT refugee
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
May 18, 2018
Messages
2,886
Reaction score
4,583
With K band @30% in advanced mode, you can still have more range with the R7 on K band than the Max 360 in highway mode. You can see the test results in this thread.

GTO_04
Was not same result when we had our Kustom HR test. Now, have to go dig that out.


since this is a Uniden area, won’t argue against folks saying R7 is king of all kings, and the 360c stinks.... R7 is great device. But, even at its best setting, it falses more. Still, I use it every week.

Post automatically merged:

Don't forget that against the Falcon HR low-powered K, K=30% lagged just a little behind the 360 and V1 at full strength. Not much, but enough to suggest K=40% might be more appropriate if you see low-powered K in your area.

not that makes much difference. This test had my 360c. I don’t remember if that was my R7.
 
Last edited:

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
80,854
Messages
1,229,104
Members
20,489
Latest member
Ttamak
Top