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What is the frequency range of Gatso?
Drove past one with R3 with all bands on & got nothing.
There's not a lot on information online about it. I could only find that it operates in the K-Band. Based on what I've read, most North American detectors currently don't pick Gatso up. Radenso Pro M does and one or two others perhaps. There's other threads on the forum.

RT2 RADAR - This is what they use in YWG.

Although they're slowly replacing the Gatso radars with DragonCams.

Ironically in this picture, it looks like the operator has a newspaper over the camera used with the radar and he's using a DragonCam instead.
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This I think is their newest version of it.
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There was a thread and a video looking at the latest version.
 

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Anyone have any updates as far as where these are showing up now? I believe a few of you guys have reported them in your area, but I haven't updated the OP in a while.
 

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Anyone have any updates as far as where these are showing up now? I believe a few of you guys have reported them in your area, but I haven't updated the OP in a while.
As long as MRCT isn't mobile, then this looks like MRCD in NYC
 

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As long as MRCT isn't mobile, then this looks like MRCD in NYC
They do have MRCT vans in NYC
 

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Several of the speed cameras in cedar rapids are on I380, high on the freeway signs. One unit for each lane.

They also have redlight cameras in the city streets. The redlight units are in gray boxes at corner of intersections.

My max 360c database alerted to both speed cameras and redlight cameras. My 360c did not
have fw 1.11 when there, so only got defender alert.
 

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Quebec has them. Stationary units @Eloi
In fact they have also mobile vans advertised with tiny cardboards... sneaky.
All fixed are logged on waze, still people succeed to get ticket... dumb drivers.
 

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Southbound exit for Mt.Airy rd on I287 in NJ my R7 goes off with an MRCD alert. There is some kind of camera up on pole at end of exit. Sorry about no frequency but it is on way to VA hospital for my monthly visit and my mind is on other things and I'm 71 .I know nj does not use MRCD so what could that be?
 

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I was driving in Kissimmee on 535SR about 10 days ago if I remember right and i got an MRCD hit on my R3.
 

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It’s K band. Not really MRCD or MRCT but it’s a bitch to detect.

If your close to it.... and depending on the detector.... you should go at it K wide with TSF off and see what you get for a reading.

Interested in the K band frequency. I’d guess 24.092 down to 24.039... maybe.032
 

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There's vans in Denver and Fort Collins.

I have 4 speed signs on my local street, one of which is 24.07. My DFR9 can only detect it in K-wide which is fine with me, quarter mile range, slightly off-axis too. I run Q-ride 40 mph.

When we get back to normal times, I'll be taking a drive to Fort Collins and do some hunting for some vans.
 

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It’s K band. Not really MRCD or MRCT but it’s a bitch to detect.

If your close to it.... and depending on the detector.... you should go at it K wide with TSF off and see what you get for a reading.

Interested in the K band frequency. I’d guess 24.092 down to 24.039... maybe.032
(Starts at 24096 MHz, then 24100Mhz) but thats going away from the unit and it wouldn't be able to take a picture of the rear of the plate.



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Same Freq when testing with a R3.
 
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Thanks for the video. Pretty much typical for Redflex.

Try turning off MRCD on your Net Radar. You should see the same thing with out it falsing to MRCD. You might even get a bit more responsiveness to it as it’s not trying to figure out if it’s MRCD or not.

What were you running for settings on the K Band side?
Hwy/city?
TSF off/on?
K wide/narrow?
 

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On the Netradar, K wide, Hwy.. I just pulled my R3 out to test it, due to the social distancing I figured it can get me out of the house.

What do you think this is:

 

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There is a bit of confusion when it comes to Redflex, as it is a brand, and not a technology. For example, the mobile SUV units where I live are Redflex brand, yet the radar used in them ("Intelligent Traffic Systems" AGD 340) is manufactured by a completely different company. In this case, Redflex is the packager, whereas the radar which you are encountering is not made by them.

Similarly, the speed cameras where I live are also manufactured by Redflex. However these do not use the AGD 340, and from what I understand, they are MRCT. I can get very long (1+ mile) MRCD detections with my R series from these. Since I do not own a Pro M or EX, I can assume that this is MRCT, and not MRCD.

But, my point of this message being, is that just becuase it says Redflex on the side does not necessarily mean that it's the low powered horizontally polarized radar which is what we associate with them. It could be MRCT like their speed cams. While I have not encountered a portable Redflex brand like the one in the videos above, I have encountered similar ones used in the city of Scottsdale AZ. Not manfucatured by Redflex, but instead by American Traffic Solutions. These units also give VERY long detections on the R series, so I'm assuming they're MRCT and not MRCD. An example of mobile MRCT.

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@Mad Hatter.

Redflex can be detected without MRCD activated on the R3.
You won’t get huge distances just like your videos.
If you turn it (MRCD) off, you should still
pick it up.

That would probably be the easiest way to check since you haven’t got an RE-X or Pro-M.

@j0mama

We don’t have front plates here and have cameras similar to those mounted all over the city. They’re used for traffic monitoring.
A dead giveaway would be the presents of a strobe or infrared light to light up your plates for a picture during inclement weather or low light conditions.

Not saying it’s not used for enforcement, but without a way to illuminate your plates for a picture.... it could be useless for enforcement if you can’t positively ID the car.
 

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Escort Redline Ex against those Redflex gives enough warning to slow down. I too believe if I remember right it is 24.096 or maybe 24.109? Redline EX with TSR ON and Highway mode was how I always drove. I tested with auto mode and alerting distance is Noticeably less. Driving towards it or away from it, I find personally it’s enough alert time. These are placed in Toronto on roads that are 30kms I find. So I’d normally be driving 35-45kms. Never over 50.
 

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