Photo Enforcement - Redflex Vs V1gen1

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I went hunting today and found one in Paradise Valley. You can see my warning is not great. This was Gen 1 in L mode with TMF2 on. Is this MRCD? There is a lot of K Junk in the area because of these radars at the intersection and a nearby speed sign, but as I passed the van I did get a side arrow on 24.089. Sorry I stopped recording too soon.


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Yeah, that's Redflex, it's very low powered K band and very hard to detect, especially when it's shooting at your rear license plate.
 

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it is AZ. And yes it is redflex. That small town is crowded with photo enforcement. You could get 4 tickets in two miles.
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Yeah, that's Redflex, it's very low powered K band and very hard to detect, especially when it's shooting at your rear license plate.
MRCD? Or just K?
 

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Redflex is low powered and directional K band. It jumps 2 frequencies.

MRCD MRCT Gatso are modulated types of Radar in the k band spectrum. Totally different animal all together.

Most detectors that can detect K band can detect Redflex. It’s a bitch to detect due to direction and low power level..... but it’s not impossible.

Just don’t expect any real long range detections.
 

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I found it. This is the radar I saw. Detection is made tougher because it shoots across the road after a curve. It's all off axis and any distance over a few hundred feet. If picked this up further on a straight road. This spot is a mother.

 
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Yeah, given the way he was set up, being around a curve and a fair amount of foliage don't expect much warning from a Redflex. Generally speaking, TMF2 on will delay and/or filter out radar low powered K or modulated sources as @Heywood mentioned. The V1 will usually give adequate range for MRCD/Redflex with TMF2 off (that's how I run mine) but for some the falses may be unbearable. Redflex is difficult to detect for any RD though.
 

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That's operates just like Redflex. The angle across the lanes has to be precise, and luckily the kill zone is very small. That detection range is normal for Redlex, the best I've had was 180 metres on Gen 1 and 200 on Gen 2 (Pole mount). 300 metres with KV off.
 

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I went by with TMF2 off in A mode, but because of the curve and landscape the range was only a few car lengths more.
 

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Wow! They'd have got me for sure.

BTW, beautiful scenery.


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Nice video! I am very careful when driving through the beatiful town of Paradise Valley - a lot of photo enforcement. Also, a lot of money. My nice but not luxury CX-9 would be a dead giveaway to the LEOs that I was just passing through and wasn't a resident - LOL.
 

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Nice video! I am very careful when driving through the beatiful town of Paradise Valley - a lot of photo enforcement. Also, a lot of money. My nice but not luxury CX-9 would be a dead giveaway to the LEOs that I was just passing through and wasn't a resident - LOL.
In less than two miles on Tatum (top to bottom) there was a van and three intersection cameras. You could get sited 4 times in one trip and their intersections are speed and red-light.
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PV is one of those places that I always try to do the PSL because of the enforcement tactics but I am also easily distracted. This will help me "remember". Thank you so much for this biolink!

Does the town of PV post Photo Enforcement Ahead signs like they do in Scottsdale for the mobile vans? Those signs have saved me a few times. Scottsdale also has these little mobile boxes not much more than 5ft in height that they have been rotating through out school zones. My V1G1 in all bogeys mode will alert as K band as I am passing the box. My R7 will alert as MRCD 24.119 at about 150ft.
 

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Wait till you get these. These are actually MRCD, but you could almost put anything in them.
 

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And how much did you spend on a RD in 2020 that doesn't alert to 2005 technology?
 

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Wait till you get these. These are actually MRCD, but you could almost put anything in them.
They can also be mounted on tripods or used in vehicles. They're quite common in Ecuador although I have yet to encounter one in the wild.
 

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