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Someone wants to sell me the Uniden R3 for $270 + $20 for shipping. Is this a goo d deal or should I look elsewhere? I was looking for something with GPS lockouts and arrows but gthat is beyond my range so I was thinking of gthe RI or Radenso XP but they were also a bit over $325.

Advise urgently needed as offer about to expire.
 

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Someone wants to sell me the Uniden R3 for $270 + $20 for shipping. Is this a goo d deal or should I look elsewhere? I was looking for something with GPS lockouts and arrows but gthat is beyond my range so I was thinking of gthe RI or Radenso XP but they were also a bit over $325.

Advise urgently needed as offer about to expire.
That's not a bad deal. You may be able to find it a little cheaper ($280 including shipping as an example) but if you've got the money then I'd go for it.
 

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That seems to be about the average price for a used R3 these days.
Shouldn't be hard to find a bunch of used ones.
Good luck.
 

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That's not a bad deal. You may be able to find it a little cheaper ($280 including shipping as an example) but if you've got the money then I'd go for it.

Thanks. I am used to driving with a car max that I used straight out of the box. I am not good at settings. While I drive 50% city and 50% highway, I drive through parts of city where cops hide to catch folks driving over speed limit in 30 mph and 40 mph zones. I need protection but also BSM filtering. Will the R3 help and will it filter BSM's well too? Or do I need to adjust settings?
 

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Thanks. I am used to driving with a car max that I used straight out of the box. I am not good at settings. While I drive 50% city and 50% highway, I drive through parts of city where cops hide to catch folks driving over speed limit in 30 mph and 40 mph zones. I need protection but also BSM filtering. Will the R3 help and will it filter BSM's well too? Or do I need to adjust settings?
You will need to adjust some settings but there is a wealth of information here on what different folks are doing. If you order it, spend your time waiting for shipping to did deep in the Uniden section. There's some great advice. Also @Vortex has some great YouTube videos if you're a visual learner like me.
 

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Thanks, you just convinced me.
Good luck, read up and watch some videos while you wait. Drop in with any questions and we'll do our best to help you out. Congratulations on your new RD!
 

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Good luck, read up and watch some videos while you wait. Drop in with any questions and we'll do our best to help you out. Congratulations on your new RD!

Thinking of first steps after I get it. I just purchased it and it should get here by April 11th.

1. I dont know if it needs to get updated. I should check it but how? I guess I will have to read up on that.

2. I understand that Vortex has some recommended settings. I have to find those and learn how to set those up.

The Escort Max came already set up off the box and I started using it right away. Hope I dont have to do too much upgrading. Thanks all.
 

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Thinking of first steps after I get it. I just purchased it and it should get here by April 11th.

1. I dont know if it needs to get updated. I should check it but how? I guess I will have to read up on that.

2. I understand that Vortex has some recommended settings. I have to find those and learn how to set those up.

The Escort Max came already set up off the box and I started using it right away. Hope I dont have to do too much upgrading. Thanks all.
The firmware version will be listed at the end of menu options. 1.48 is the official latest release. If you don't face MRCD with 1.48 or 1.37 is the RDF preferred FW. If you face MRCD many like 1.46 as it's more sensitive to it. Here's a video about 1.48

Here's a video about how to do updates

And here's a video about programming the R3:
 

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