TXCTG - 2016 MOTY
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- May 23, 2015
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I can't remember where, but I think it was NJ or somewhere, but I say 24.204 I believe, I tried to find a Honda to no avail and the signal was just blasting, I knew at that point it was a cop, I didn't see the decals, but saw the light-bar. I think a better plan would be a reduced city-esque sensitivity to the notch, that way we can still get alerted, and also have reduced BSM's. Maybe we can have 2 settings, one for turning off that range, and the other is reduced sensitivity.
Based on bench testing, I don't think it completely blocks all signals in that range. On the bench, with my K-band antenna tuned into that range, the R7 still alerts. But testing at distance is needed to see if that's still the case.Great....now the R7 has the option to block out the LEO is my town running 24.198, love it!
I think it ultimately depends on how aware you are of an upcoming Honda/Acura and how the RD responds.I would have a hard time deciding if I wanted the filter on or off as well. It's great to have the option though.
Not likely at all. Just like the fact they don’t calibrate their own units. If this was a concern, we’d have seen this with Ka segments already.How likely would it be for a LEO to have equipment tuned to the 24.2 notch filter in areas where K is still in use?
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of using it. I think I'd want to but it wouldn't be without risk. How much risk? I'm not sure and I need to pay more attention. I know when it's a BSM but when I get a legit K band threat I go into "where is he" mode and don't pay so much attention to frequency. I'll be better about that going forward though.I think it ultimately depends on how aware you are of an upcoming Honda/Acura and how the RD responds.
Right now I don't even flinch when my R3 gets some BSM from a Honda/Acura as I saw them well before I got to the position that the RD will alert. The notch filter would be a nice option for me, but not essential.
Sorry to get off topic, but I just saw this and wanted to say something before you get screwed. Staties in Mass use A LOT of K band nowadays. Almost all of my encounters in the past year have been with K band in various parts in the state. A lot of locals still use K band up there too. Be careful out there. I'd hate to see you get poppedUpdate went flawlessly. Thanks!!!
I cant wait to test it tomorrow. I'm picking up a falsing KA band of all things right out of my street that I know is an automatic door opener (stores) as my R3 always saw as K (and was locked out). I also picked a really really long 24.198 K band from some car that must have been way behind me. My detector was going off for over a minute straight with the arrows pointing behind me. I dont think it was a statie as they use KA in Mass. only I'm pretty sure.
I wouldn't call it a fix. It's more of a possible work around until they can provide a real solution to BSM.Less than a week since official launch, and Uniden has a BSM fix! I think that is pretty amazing. Uniden continues to listen to its customers. Bravo Uniden! Keep up the great work.
well saidRegardless of what people choose to call the notch, a fix or a bandaid; I’m glad it’s there and it’s an option the end user can choose to turn off or on. There will always be the “what if the LEO..” argument. This selectable setting allows the user to.... wait for it..... make their own decision. I hope Uniden continues to find ways to filter BSM without notching them out. I will happily accept options that allow me to make my own choices until better true filtering happens.
I wonder if that is why it seems to punch through on highway at times but not advanced (from other reports).Based on bench testing, I don't think it completely blocks all signals in that range. On the bench, with my K-band antenna tuned into that range, the R7 still alerts. But testing at distance is needed to see if that's still the case.
Yikes! They should not have that defaulted to on! I understand they want a quiet RD but that could get people into trouble!It's not just an option, it's BLOCKED (on) by default
Possibly. Uniden hasn't really explained to us how it works.I wonder if that is why it seems to punch through on highway at times but not advanced (from other reports).
That depends on how it works. But I would agree that it probably should have been set to off by default.Yikes! They should not have that defaulted to on! I understand they want a quiet RD but that could get people into trouble!