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R7TheNewLava

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Great stuff. :)

Has anyone seen X band in NY? Most of the time X band reports are misidentified falses, but you never know. I got this comment on YT recently and told them to come here to report it and discuss as usual, but since we're on the topic...

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negative..X band is non-existent at least where i live, could be in some really small towns up-upstate...same with K, actually debating turning K ban d off completely
 

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NYC Ka
Rest of NY K/Ka
NJ turnpike/GSP/78/80 X/Ka
Rest of NJ K/Ka
CT K/Ka
MA K/Ka

Watch out for out of tune 34.7 units. Seen them as low as 34.42X in NJ
 

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For NYC you will want to run Ka on, X and K off. You will want MRCD on for the speed cameras and you will also want to run Waze. If you do segment it make sure segments 4 and 6 are enabled to catch out-of-tune Stalker guns which are common in NYS. Think about laser protection as PL3/PL4/TSS/Stalker are heavily used on NYC highways and local enforcement is almost entirely done with PL4s.
As a long time resident of Staten Island who has moved to the Jersey shore this is what I find. I had to lower the R7 to 30% on X and 40% on K. as I go back to Staten Island to see my daughter and grand sons. New Jersey still uses X and K radar so you can't shut them off x is used in the more southern parts of the state K is still used very often. I also own an R3 that I run the same way. I also own a V1 updated to the new version that I use with the app V1 Driver. This gives me auto lock outs of false signals and low speed muting but no red light or speed cam info. I WILL NOT USE THE V1 IN NEW YORK.
My other detector is a Max 360c that I use in my 2017 Impala that has WiFi it can detect MRCD but it's not that good so I shut that off. All the speed and red light cams are stationary so they are in the data base, you get a warning in plenty of time for them. I find that R7 & R3 are so good at picking up radar that I have to mute them at times. Do you need a warning 1 to 1 1/2 miles away? I don't but you can lower them if you need to. I keep the Ka at 100% as that's the one you need to detect all the time.
 

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Don't. Sooner or later you'll regret it
I don’t see any LEOS using it in my area, I was waiting to see what the ParkPol uses on that small patch of the taconic but for now I lowered the sensitivity and it seems to be doing the job. Thanks for looking out!
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As a long time resident of Staten Island who has moved to the Jersey shore this is what I find. I had to lower the R7 to 30% on X and 40% on K. as I go back to Staten Island to see my daughter and grand sons. New Jersey still uses X and K radar so you can't shut them off x is used in the more southern parts of the state K is still used very often. I also own an R3 that I run the same way. I also own a V1 updated to the new version that I use with the app V1 Driver. This gives me auto lock outs of false signals and low speed muting but no red light or speed cam info. I WILL NOT USE THE V1 IN NEW YORK.
My other detector is a Max 360c that I use in my 2017 Impala that has WiFi it can detect MRCD but it's not that good so I shut that off. All the speed and red light cams are stationary so they are in the data base, you get a warning in plenty of time for them. I find that R7 & R3 are so good at picking up radar that I have to mute them at times. Do you need a warning 1 to 1 1/2 miles away? I don't but you can lower them if you need to. I keep the Ka at 100% as that's the one you need to detect all the time.
Great Info! Thanks!
 
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I have seen no X-band traffic enforcement in NY State. However, the State and local municipalities actually use A LOT of X-band vehicle sensors instead of in-the-pavement loops. Intersections, toll booths, bridge traffic counters, etc. The amount of X-band signals will drive you nuts, especially waiting at intersections.
 

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On Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk County and New York State Police are using KA, but out in the Hamptons I would have K on because some of the locals are using handheld radar.
 

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Holy crap... Y'all know state, county and city along with what type and number of speed detection is present. Amazing.
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There are absolutely red light cameras, but those are usually down in the boroughs, the only speed cams I know of are for traffic monitoring and not enforcement. If anyone knows different feel free to chime in.
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Village of Catskill, which has been 35.5 & 34.7 for years. Just passed one yesterday running 24.155 K band bottom of hill on 9W in 30 mph zone.
 

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I have thought about the segmentation off and on with the R7. The performance difference is small and I dont know that I see many/any falses in the Ka range. Segmenting could leave you in a position where you remove a signal you should have received. Again, I dont think I have experienced this myself I use 2,4,5,6,8. Do I need to segment, how much noise is in 1,3,7, and 9? I’ve tried Ka Wide several times and didn’t notice much difference either way. Still, I run segmented. Otherwise, I have been going with with K at 70% and rear balance at 60%.
 

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I live in Middletown and Middletown City cops use K band, Wallkill uses KA, and the OC sheriffs use KA, and state boys use KA as well. I believe and I can't really remember that well, but I was in narrowsburg two years ago, which is near Port Jervis and Monticello depending on which way you go, but I believe their local cop used X band, I was taken back and luckily had my x band on at the time. I had my DFR7 at the time, but now have a R7. So I do believe even though scarce, X band is still used in back woods towns in NY.

I'll try and update as I remember to log it.

Town of Crawford Police - KA 35.5
NYS Troopers - KA 34.7
City of Middletown Police - K 24.0
 
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Have seen K band 24.109 at 169 mile mark GSP SB, disco lights was serving the customer on this Sunday evening.
 

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I believe and I can't really remember that well, but I was in narrowsburg two years ago, which is near Port Jervis and Monticello depending on which way you go, but I believe their local cop used X band, I was taken back and luckily had my x band on at the time. I had my DFR7 at the time, but now have a R7. So I do believe even though scarce, X band is still used in back woods towns in NY.

I'll try and update as I remember to log it.

Town of Crawford Police - KA 35.5
NYS Troopers - KA 34.7
City of Middletown Police - K 24.0
Wow, X-band in NY? Down by the NY/PA border is too close for comfort. Just about every other traffic light by me, near Albany, has X-band sensors instead of the loops in the road (especially left turn lanes) - How do you stand all of the falses?

And Middletown with a K-band at 24.0 (was this radar or a traffic sign)? That is very out-of-tune frequency, should be 24.100-24.250 for police radar. I don't even know if my DFR7 would pick it up - right at the edge.
 

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Wow, X-band in NY? Down by the NY/PA border is too close for comfort. Just about every other traffic light by me, near Albany, has X-band sensors instead of the loops in the road (especially left turn lanes) - How do you stand all of the falses?

And Middletown with a K-band at 24.0 (was this radar or a traffic sign)? That is very out-of-tune frequency, should be 24.100-24.250 for police radar. I don't even know if my DFR7 would pick it up - right at the edge.
Yeah, just like two years ago I was in narrowsburg and my x band went off and I saw a narrowsburg cop sitting off the road in a deli. I was shocked. I normally keep x band off, but that one instance, I had it on and will turn it on when I’m in that area again.

And I didn’t personally record the freq of the city of Middletown cops, I just know they use K band radars. I’ll try to get a couple of frequency numbers next time. When I drove past them and they had their guns on, I always picked them up with my DFR7.

I know town of wallkill uses ka 34.7 freq also, I’ll try and get a few numbers from them too.


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Why would you segment an R series digital detector? Unless I'm out of the loop, the performance enhancement is minuscule. I would rather have protection and lose 0.3 seconds warning (I don't know what the actual difference is -- please share if I am completely wrong).
 

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