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Awesome...you guys just received my R3 in for service this morning. Hopefully it can be resolved and repaired quickly.
Good luck! I have been waiting to get my unit back since February 26th. They keep promising it will be shipped out in a couple of days and so far NOTHING> Uniden support sucks!!!
 

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Uniden R1/R3 are hardware limited and not able to go lower than 24.050. Only R7 has that ability. No update can help about it. R3 is produced for the US market where there are no such units, or very rarely . Also you have right that not every detector is able to do it but this is exactly what I meant by saying that at the first place you should dig for infomation about radars used around your area and only then choosing the right detector for you. An example: A test here showed that Escort Max 360, as good as it may be in the US, is completely useless against a hard detectable impulse K band radar here.
R3 and R1 are able to go below 24.50 I have seen more than once when I detected the K band 24.20 - 24.17 GHz.
 

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Good luck! I have been waiting to get my unit back since February 26th. They keep promising it will be shipped out in a couple of days and so far NOTHING> Uniden support sucks!!!
Scanner repairs are taking 2-3 months so it’s not surprising. The excuse seems to be that they’ve switched over to some new tracking system that they’re still working the bugs out of.
 

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R3 and R1 are able to go below 24.50 I have seen more than once when I detected the K band 24.20 - 24.17 GHz.
No it doesn’t. It’s been confirmed by RDF members and even Uniden themselves. There will be a bit of variance between detectors as to what it can to. For example, my R1 can only scan down to 24.049 and it will not detect anything lower. Your picture shows 24.047 which really isn't far from 24.050.
 

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I believe that when MRCD is on, both the R7 and R3 lower the floor a few points below specs, but less than .010 in every instance I've seen
 

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It was exactly the same when I tested. No difference on the R3 with MRCD on or off
How I manage to take a picture and how to catch one shot K 24.20 I will show. because it has appeared to me more than once. so that he wants to go down below, we only need to help him. because counting on the company uniden, no what.
 

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How I manage to take a picture and how to catch one shot K 24.20 I will show. because it has appeared to me more than once. so that he wants to go down below, we only need to help him. because counting on the company uniden, no what.

24.200 is within spec. R3 can detect K Band 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz
 

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Uniden R1/R3 are hardware limited and not able to go lower than 24.050. Only R7 has that ability. No update can help about it. R3 is produced for the US market where there are no such units, or very rarely . Also you have right that not every detector is able to do it but this is exactly what I meant by saying that at the first place you should dig for infomation about radars used around your area and only then choosing the right detector for you. An example: A test here showed that Escort Max 360, as good as it may be in the US, is completely useless against a hard detectable impulse K band radar here.
We should all actually be requesting Uniden America to release an R3 with K extended option like the R7 has. Uniden NZ claim their new 2021 R3s have new hardware that scans lower. The new hardware claim I think is bull$**! but in testing we have confirmed the new 2021 R3 NZ with two K segments does indeed scan right down to and below 23.900. Personally I think it just needed a DSP update in the firmware. However, given low K is needed in the US also, I think we should all (@Vortex included), be trying to put pressure on Uniden to make the same capability available for the US and Canada also (yes @djkeczap for Europe also, but don't tell Uniden that!).
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Testing standard R3 on bushnell velocity gun tuned and compared to R7 leaves no doubt the R3 detection drops off at 24.050. Occasionally you can get a faint detection at 24.047 but get to 24.046 and the R3 can false 24.07 or something, and then nothing at all below that.
 
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A colleague Mithheru said very well. R1 and R3 have the potential and want to go down below only that we all from the forum have to put pressure on the company to finally make it possible .. And you can see that they will give pseudo new equipment and earn $$$ and it's a pity that they do not take into account that they previously sold a lot RD and may have users somewhere.
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We should all actually be requesting Uniden America to release an R3 with K extended option like the R7 has. Uniden NZ claim their new 2021 R3s have new hardware that scans lower. The new hardware claim I think is bull$**! but in testing we have confirmed the new 2021 R3 NZ with two K segments does indeed scan right down to and below 23.900. Personally I think it just needed a DSP update in the firmware. However, given low K is needed in the US also, I think we should all (@Vortex included), be trying to put pressure on Uniden to make the same capability available for the US and Canada also (yes @djkeczap for Europe also, but don't tell Uniden that!).
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Testing standard R3 on bushnell velocity gun tuned and compared to R7 leaves no doubt the R3 detection drops off at 24.050. Occasionally you can get a faint detection at 24.047 but get to 24.046 and the R3 can false 24.07 or something, and then nothing at all below that.
I did it myself, as my r3 showed 24.20, 24.17 😳 false alarm but it was.
 
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We should all actually be requesting Uniden America to release an R3 with K extended option like the R7 has. Uniden NZ claim their new 2021 R3s have new hardware that scans lower. The new hardware claim I think is bull$**! but in testing we have confirmed the new 2021 R3 NZ with two K segments does indeed scan right down to and below 23.900. Personally I think it just needed a DSP update in the firmware. However, given low K is needed in the US also, I think we should all (@Vortex included), be trying to put pressure on Uniden to make the same capability available for the US and Canada also (yes @djkeczap for Europe also, but don't tell Uniden that!).
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Testing standard R3 on bushnell velocity gun tuned and compared to R7 leaves no doubt the R3 detection drops off at 24.050. Occasionally you can get a faint detection at 24.047 but get to 24.046 and the R3 can false 24.07 or something, and then nothing at all below that.

The Attowave engineers told me directly the R3 was hardware limited when they came for MRCD testing in Edmonton. You can call it BS but I have no reason to believe they weren’t telling me the truth. Especially when you consider your point about NZ releasing a new hardware version of the R3. That said, I also don’t have any info regarding this new NZ R3 hardware version and it’s the first I’m hearing about it
 
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To me it's funny to hear that the hardware is limited !! I have a Taiwan production RD which can go below 23,900. year of release 2010! and surprisingly there are no restrictions. and such a large company, Un. has a problem. where only now the pseudo has dealt with it. hmmmm. it is about something else ... $$$$$.
I heard the same text from uniden that they have limited hardware and, surprisingly, they later released R7 with update 23.900 !! Damn, however, they managed the shock ..
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To me it's funny to hear that the hardware is limited !! I have a Taiwan production RD which can go below 23,900. year of release 2010! and surprisingly there are no restrictions. and such a large company, Un. has a problem. where only now the pseudo has dealt with it. hmmmm. it is about something else ... $$$$$.
I heard the same text from uniden that they have limited hardware and, surprisingly, they later released R7 with update 23.900 !! Damn, however, they managed the shock ..
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To me it's funny to hear that the hardware is limited !! I have a Taiwan production RD which can go below 23,900. year of release 2010! and surprisingly there are no restrictions. and such a large company, Un. has a problem. where only now the pseudo has dealt with it. hmmmm. it is about something else ... $$$$$.
I heard the same text from uniden that they have limited hardware and, surprisingly, they later released R7 with update 23.900 !! Damn, however, they managed the shock ..

Different products are designed for different markets. Just because one product is designed one way, doesn't mean they all are. The R1/R3 was designed for North America and at the time of release, it wasn't known that they would need to scan lower than 24.050.
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Here is BRD also confirming the hardware restriction:

 
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The Attowave engineers told me directly the R3 was hardware limited when they came for MRCD testing in Edmonton. You can call it BS but I have no reason to believe they weren’t telling me the truth. Especially when you consider your point about NZ releasing a new hardware version of the R3. That said, I also don’t have any info regarding this new NZ R3 hardware version and it’s the first I’m hearing about it
@Nakiboy @Sutri and @Pedro K at least have got the new 2021 R3 NZ version. So far we have had confirmed reports it can detect down to at least 23.910 and I think 23.895 is the bottom limit.

@Sutri, Perhaps we could meet up if you have some time, so I can check your R3 against the bushnell, and make a video. I think this would be the proof and confirmation people still need. I think if we can persuade the guys in the USA that the R3 has the capability of the R7, there would be no reason for Uniden America to not provide a matched firmware with K Extended. Perhaps even auto gps lockouts!?
 

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@Nakiboy @Sutri and @Pedro K at least have got the new 2021 R3 NZ version. So far we have had confirmed reports it can detect down to at least 23.910 and I think 23.895 is the bottom limit.

@Sutri, Perhaps we could meet up if you have some time, so I can check your R3 against the bushnell, and make a video. I think this would be the proof and confirmation people still need. I think if we can persuade the guys in the USA that the R3 has the capability of the R7, there would be no reason for Uniden America to not provide a matched firmware with K Extended. Perhaps even auto gps lockouts!?

That's assuming the 2021 NA versions have this new hardware though, it may very well be different. Would be nice if they did though!
 
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Here's the claim ;

Radar Direct NZ said:
OUR COMMENT: “New Hardware and Software has just arrived for the 2021 Model Year.

Now with Expanded K band for improved Detection of the Mobile Speed Camera vans

and interestingly ;

Because of a global shortage of GPS Chipsets and Semiconductors we were advised by Uniden
that there will be no more R7 & R3 stock until end of June



 
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@Nakiboy @Sutri and @Pedro K at least have got the new 2021 R3 NZ version. So far we have had confirmed reports it can detect down to at least 23.910 and I think 23.895 is the bottom limit.

@Sutri, Perhaps we could meet up if you have some time, so I can check your R3 against the bushnell, and make a video. I think this would be the proof and confirmation people still need. I think if we can persuade the guys in the USA that the R3 has the capability of the R7, there would be no reason for Uniden America to not provide a matched firmware with K Extended. Perhaps even auto gps lockouts!?
not only people from the USA but also uniden programmers and the whole forum of R1 R3 R7 users.
 

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@Sutri, Perhaps we could meet up if you have some time, so I can check your R3 against the bushnell, and make a video. I think this would be the proof and confirmation people still need. I think if we can persuade the guys in the USA that the R3 has the capability of the R7, there would be no reason for Uniden America to not provide a matched firmware with K Extended. Perhaps even auto gps lockouts!?
not only people from the USA but also uniden programmers and the whole forum of R1 R3 R7 users.
Per Uniden, the R1/3 weren’t originally designed with the hardware required to reliably scan lower. It wasn’t part of the design scope. Same for the R3 and auto lockouts; it’s not that it’s not capable of performing the operations to automatically lock out a false, it’s that it wasn’t designed for the task and thus doesn’t have enough storage to keep track of all the various K hits it needs to store and reference over time for deciding whether to add a lockout. They could certainly enable it, but it would be very limited for most users.
 

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Per Uniden, the R1/3 weren’t originally designed with the hardware required to reliably scan lower. It wasn’t part of the design scope. Same for the R3 and auto lockouts; it’s not that it’s not capable of performing the operations to automatically lock out a false, it’s that it wasn’t designed for the task and thus doesn’t have enough storage to keep track of all the various K hits it needs to store and reference over time for deciding whether to add a lockout. They could certainly enable it, but it would be very limited for most users.
buddy, what would we be limited in?
 

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