Hi Heywood,Yes. You should see a little better MRCD detection ranges with TSF off.
For MRCT….. I haven’t found any of the detectors that reliable. Not from any manufacture…. and I do have pretty much all of them.
Now Gatso from the Mesta Fusion.
With the R3….. even with TSF off… it wasn’t that good. More often than not, it was either a miss…. Or an alert while your in the kill zone. If you turned TSF on….. it was pretty much blind to it.
You might get a short alert… maybe 10 meters…. 2 out of 10 times with TSF off.
The R7….. it was much better. Not a huge alert distance, but at least it would catch it 7 out of 10 times with TSF off. 60 or 70 meters? Again… TSF pretty much killed it’s Gatso detection.
Just remember…. The Uniden’s will call it MRCD no matter what type of modulated radar it is.
You might not be able to see them, but I did a few tests with different detectors against the Mesta Fusion in the testing section.
You can also see a few years of MRCD testing with various detectors there too.
If I ever find a detector that’s good at MRCT, I’ll test it…. But so far, none are worth my time testing.
Yesterday I've tested my R3 and Redline vs Mesta Fusion.
K band was on and K filter off.
Mesta Fusion was front facing my car.
It was installed just after a bend so difficult to get.
My R3 alerted with a K band at 24.080.
Quite the same range than my Redline showing G4 at 24.155.
Driving facing forward the Mesta Fusion I had the same situation.
A bend and the Mesta in the opposite site of the road.
No detection until I've passed it.
The R3 went off at K band alert 24.080 keeping the signal for about 80 meters and after letting him drop .
Redline got the same distance range.
Just one run I've got a G4 alert of the Redline at 1.200 meters before meeting the radar facing forward.
The alert lasted some seconds and I was not able to have it again it the other 3 runs.
In any case I was wandered about the range.
A scattered signal? May be.
Mesta fusion are pretty the same in France and in Canada.
I don't know why in your country the R3 didn't alert to it and R7 see it as MRCD.
Here R1 detect it with a K band alert.
It is true that I haven't updated anymore my R3.
With a firmware update maybe I'll have a MRCD alert.
Next time.I'll try the R3 with another Mesta Fusion standing in a better position in the middle of a rectilinear road.