Radar Uniden R3 1.53 vs TraffiStar SR390 (MRCT) and S350 (laser)

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Test with the new 1.53 Uniden R1/R3 firmware vs Jenoptik TraffiStar SR390 (MRCT) and TraffiStar S350 (lidar) in the same black/white tower on the left after the lights.

Approaching (camera facing front of car) and receding (camera facing rear of car) runs.

Approaching, the R3 initially picks up as K band from the camera on 24.171 before the lights. According to the FCC test data, this seem's to be the upper of the 3No. MRCT channels operating around 24.165. We get a positive MRCD (MRCT) detection while waiting at the lights, then a brief K band alert, then back to solid MRCD alert.

The previous couple of firmwares have been blind to poliscan/S350 laser detection, so looks like they fixed it, but it only alerted as I passed (I usually have this cam in my R3 GPS db anyway). More work required by Uniden (R7 1.29 still does not alert). My ALP picked it up back at the lights (switched off for the cam approach)

Swinging back round the other way for a reverse pass, the R3 again initially picks up K band (24.170), and reverts to MRCD(MRCT) alert just prior to passing.

Conclusion - my R7 on 1.29 often detects MRCD waiting at the lights, but has never got that initial K sniff on 24.170-24.171 that far back, so this is definitely the best on MRCT since 1.46
 
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Great job illustrating the MRCT detection range. I'm still debating whether I should update the R7 to 1.29. I guess I need someone to hammer in my head the BIG reason I should.

To me, it's impressive how Uniden has continued to make the great R1/R3 even greater. I believe that's what we can expect for the R7 as well.
 

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Amazing video! Thanks. I am really surprised by your video report. That was some range for real. Even though initial K-band, this was some long-distance alert, considering what those mrcd cameras pose, a cunning low-powered evil. And both laser and mrcd cameras are on the same post?
 

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Amazing video! Thanks. I am really surprised by your video report. That was some range for real. Even though initial K-band, this was some long-distance alert, considering what those mrcd cameras pose, a cunning low-powered evil. And both laser and mrcd cameras are on the same post?
Thanks - just to clarify that the camera is MRCT based (TraffiStar SR390), which I believe from our Canadian members is easier to detect than MRCD. First K alert was around 1.3 km as the crow flies.

Yes, they also run the laser based S350 in the same tower (ALP detects as poliscan)
 

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