NYC MRCT

nyst8fmind

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Oct 26, 2018
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
NYC
Yes sir, the language is very broad which gives them more play.
It's mind boggling the way they are deploying these things. Not sure if anyone will be familiar with the area, but I was driving in Astoria going up 28th Avenue and made a right on 46th street which is a small residential street but a long block that stretches between 28th and 30th avenue. My uniden starts chirping and I'm like hummm is my RD going haywire, but nevertheless I left off the throttle and sure enough there is a speed camera on my left behind a tree in front of a house. And no schools around for blocks.

Take a look at this article from last year's. Just to get an idea of how much money is being generated.
 

Vortex

Making Videos
Observer
VIP
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Corgi Lovers
Advanced User
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Messages
21,461
Reaction score
56,551
Location
Washington State
What about MRCD in NYC for the photo radar vehicles? How do different detectors like the Pro M / RC M handle those? Do you guys run MRCD on for those and MRCT off on the Radensos and rely on the GPS DB instead?
 

PY004

Director of Technical Operations
Administrator
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Corgi Lovers
Advanced User
Joined
Sep 2, 2017
Messages
3,286
Reaction score
9,846
Location
Queens, NY
NYC is all MRCT. Pro M and RC M handles them poorly. Some are detected, others aren't. Plus too much falsing for it to be effective in NYC.

My preferred detection method for MRCT in NYC is to utilize the Uniden R7. Detects both stationary and mobile units.
 

Vortex

Making Videos
Observer
VIP
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Corgi Lovers
Advanced User
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Messages
21,461
Reaction score
56,551
Location
Washington State
NYC is all MRCT. Pro M and RC M handles them poorly. Some are detected, others aren't. Plus too much falsing for it to be effective in NYC.

My preferred detection method for MRCT in NYC is to utilize the Uniden R7. Detects both stationary and mobile units.
Oh wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up!

I guess there's no great custom installed RD for NYC at this time.

Maybe when the R9 is released, that'd be the way to go?

I wonder how the NR DSP handles MRCT detection given that it shares the same platform as the R3...
 

Bluelinex

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
440
Reaction score
598
What about MRCD in NYC for the photo radar vehicles? How do different detectors like the Pro M / RC M handle those? Do you guys run MRCD on for those and MRCT off on the Radensos and rely on the GPS DB instead?
With the MRCD/CT in NYC all the cams are stationary so if you are using an Escort detector with WiFi or Bluetooth ALL the cams are in the Escort data base, no need to turn on the MRCD/CT detection. I have yet to see a cam not in the Escort data base. With Uniden it's a little different. They only update their data base two or three times a year so with all the cams being added in NYC you must have the MRCD/CT turned on. Thankfully the MRCD/CT detection is very good, you will get a warning at 250 to 400ft before going thru the kill zone and if it's in the data base you will also get that warning. The Unidens are great but the Escorts & Cobras with WiFi are just a little better.
 

rdrlsr385

Learning to Drive
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
General User
Joined
Jun 27, 2019
Messages
40
Reaction score
106
With the MRCD/CT in NYC all the cams are stationary so if you are using an Escort detector with WiFi or Bluetooth ALL the cams are in the Escort data base, no need to turn on the MRCD/CT detection. I have yet to see a cam not in the Escort data base. With Uniden it's a little different. They only update their data base two or three times a year so with all the cams being added in NYC you must have the MRCD/CT turned on. Thankfully the MRCD/CT detection is very good, you will get a warning at 250 to 400ft before going thru the kill zone and if it's in the data base you will also get that warning. The Unidens are great but the Escorts & Cobras with WiFi are just a little better.
Most of the cams in NYC are stationary but they have used mobile cams in the past. I know because I actually got a $50 ticket from a mobile cam one time in the past. I haven't come across a mobile cam in a while. I'm guessing it's because they have free reign to drop a stationary cam just about anywhere they want right now. Why pay a human to sleep in an SUV when you can plop a permanent cam and just collect cash all day?

As for the Escort database I have found it less useful than waze when it comes to cameras. There's a new camera near my house that has been there for over a month. It's been pinned on waze since it appeared and it's still not in escort. I'm attaching the screenshots I just took. This is at Henderson Ave at N Burgher Ave on Staten Island.
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20201201-203739.png
    Screenshot_20201201-203739.png
    437 KB · Views: 22
  • Screenshot_20201201-203808.png
    Screenshot_20201201-203808.png
    584.5 KB · Views: 22

Bluelinex

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
440
Reaction score
598
Most of the cams in NYC are stationary but they have used mobile cams in the past. I know because I actually got a $50 ticket from a mobile cam one time in the past. I haven't come across a mobile cam in a while. I'm guessing it's because they have free reign to drop a stationary cam just about anywhere they want right now. Why pay a human to sleep in an SUV when you can plop a permanent cam and just collect cash all day?

As for the Escort database I have found it less useful than waze when it comes to cameras. There's a new camera near my house that has been there for over a month. It's been pinned on waze since it appeared and it's still not in escort. I'm attaching the screenshots I just took. This is at Henderson Ave at N Burgher Ave on Staten Island.
Post automatically merged:

Waze is great but for me I'd rather have the detector do all the work. I don't like having to look at my phone for alerts. When I use my V1G2 I run it with V1 Driver it gives me low speed muting & auto lock outs without having to take my phone out of my pocket. Ether way we are protected and that's what counts.
 
Last edited:

omgboost

Left Lane Hog
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Advanced User
Joined
Oct 27, 2014
Messages
3,276
Reaction score
4,445
Location
Forced Induction Land
RCM was good until they expanded the speed camera program. Now it's random if I'll get an alert but the speed camera databases are updated monthly.
 

jboe

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Oct 8, 2014
Messages
36
Reaction score
30
..
As for the Escort database I have found it less useful than waze when it comes to cameras. There's a new camera near my house that has been there for over a month. It's been pinned on waze since it appeared and ..
Waze doesn't always alert me when there's a speed camera, even though it's on the map.

I don't know why it does that- it should ALWAYS give an audio.banner, alert but it sometimes it just doesn't

Like when there's one speed camera followed half a block away by ANOTHER speed camera.
 

Bluelinex

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
440
Reaction score
598
Waze doesn't always alert me when there's a speed camera, even though it's on the map.

I don't know why it does that- it should ALWAYS give an audio.banner, alert but it sometimes it just doesn't

Like when there's one speed camera followed half a block away by ANOTHER speed camera.
I find the Escort detectors work best for me with the speed & red light cams. All of them are in the Escort data base and with weekly updates your always covered. I do not have to turn on the MRCD/CT in NY City. The R3 & R7 work well, you must turn it on but thankfully few false alerts to low powered K band.
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
93,017
Messages
1,418,136
Members
23,667
Latest member
frjohn
Top