UK K band frequencies

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I'm trying to sort the K-band segmentation on my Redline EX
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Does anyone know the exact frequencies that are used with UK based K-band systems?
 
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I'm trying to sort the K-band segmentation on my Redline EX
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Does anyone know the exact frequencies that are used with UK based K-band systems?
My understanding is that the majority of the K-band used in the UK is Gatso which, is technically K-band BUT is very difficult to detect. For example, I have seen information that states that the RT3 (older units) is both low powered and frequency hopping. A recent post regarding newer Gatso units is here:
 

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Thanks for the reply. My last car had the Bel STi-R Plus installed which did a reasonable job of detecting the rear facing fixed Gatso cameras.
I have only had the Redline EX for a couple of days, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs.
I've got a feeling segmentation probably won't help much as regards the performance to falsing ratio.
 

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I have only had the Redline EX for a couple of days, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs.
I've got a feeling segmentation probably won't help much as regards the performance to falsing ratio.
Does the EX Intl have a specific 'GATSO' setting ?

The later Redline-O 2015 Intl / Pro-A's did have this in the menu, so I suspect the EX does
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Yes, the EX international has the Gatso setting. I don't know if this setting covers all generations of Gatso equipment. In my locale, I also have to consider Hadecs 3 too.
Thanks for the reply.
 

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Yes, the EX international has the Gatso setting. I don't know if this setting covers all generations of Gatso equipment. In my locale, I also have to consider Hadecs 3 too.
Thanks for the reply.
I have heard that it does but that it is a work in progress.
From what I understand to be the situation in the UK, your best bet would be a GPS-based camera notification system. I just don't know that much about Escort's database in the UK to make a comment regarding its usefulness.
The strength of the Redline EX is that it is completely undetectable to Radar-Detector detectors. This isn't a large advantage for most users in the states, save Virginia, DC, and those on a military base, but in the UK it might be much more beneficial.
 

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So far, it looks like the GPS based systems are better for the UK. I wanted GPS ability along with radar detection to work out which cameras were dummy units (which we have in the UK), hence I chose the EX,
If the actual GPS database is also the one used for the Escort Live app, it looks reasonably comprehensive for my locale.
I am having problems whereby the EX will randomly not warn me about camera locations (with or without Live connected).
The camera range countdown also freezes at some point before the actual camera and does nothing till you have passed it by a considerable amount. The speed display continually updates while this is happening.
Detectors are legal in the UK, so RDD is not a problem.
 

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Just found this on the net .... the UK has a mind boggling array of various/random technology.
I think it would be difficult to find a detector that covers that range?

 

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