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Category: R7

Uniden R7 Radar Detector Review

Uniden R7 long range test results

After Uniden released the Uniden R3, an excellent new detector that took the crown as being the best performing radar detector and blew away everything else on the market, they followed it up by giving the R3 arrows, adding a few more useful features, and the Uniden R7 was born. It’s time for a full …

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Uniden R8 vs. Escort Redline 360c vs. Valentine 1 Gen2: Best High End Radar Detector of 2022?

Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, V1 Gen2 alerting to 34.7 ahead

What’s the best radar detector for 2022? The best three are the Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, & the Valentine 1 Gen2. They are the best performing radar detectors with good false alert filtering plus directional arrows to help locate the threats around you. I’m a fan of all three. These detectors also have some …

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Uniden R8 Long Range Testing

The Uniden R8 (purchase here) improves upon the performance of the already strong Uniden R7 by adding a new dual LNA design as well as an upgraded condenser lens in front of the horn. I’ve been really curious to see how much better the R8 performs and so I headed back to my usual red …

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Escort MaxCam 360c Long Range Testing

Yesterday I went out to do some testing with the new MaxCam 360c. Escort says it performs better than the Max 360c, but not quite as good as the Redline 360c, so I was curious to test and verify. Additionally I was curious if we finally have a radar detector / dashcam combo unit that, …

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Radenso DS1 Testing vs. 33.8, 34.7, & 35.5

Radenso DS1 on the red barn course 35.5

So after posting my initial test results with the Radenso DS1 where it did great, people had a bunch of questions and I did too. Was its performance a fluke? Does it perform well on all bands? What if it only did well on that last course? Did traffic give the DS1 an unfair win? Are the …

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Radenso DS1 vs. Uniden R7

Radenso DS1 and Uniden R7

I recently posted a comparison of the Radenso DS1 and Uniden R3. A lot of people have been asking how the Radenso DS1 compares to the Uniden R7. However, I personally consider the non-arrow DS1 in a different class than arrow detectors like the R7. Arrows are a very useful feature and many people wouldn’t …

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Radar Detection Testing Around a Bend

Around the Bend Test Course Map

This weekend I set out to test a bunch of radar detectors in a very difficult situation we encounter up here in Washington: officers hiding behind a bend shoot radar with trees blocking long range detection. The test course we set up was very challenging and helped separate higher end detectors from the weaker detectors.

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Uniden R7 Firmware 1.37: Improved Arrows, Autolockouts, & More

Uniden R7 firmware 1.37

Uniden had released firmware 1.37 for the Uniden R7. (Purchase your R7 here.) This update includes improvements to the autolockouts, arrows, and MRCD detection, plus it adds some new features and menu options.

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Uniden R7 Autolockouts Are Finally Here!

R7 autolockout kicking in

Autolockouts are now here for the Uniden R7! Finally! Firmware 1.35 is now available and it brings a bunch of new changes including automatic GPS lockouts, improved BSM filtering, faster K band reactivity, and more. (It’s available on RDF early and will be posted to Uniden’s website shortly.) Here’s the direct link to download 1.35. …

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Uniden R7 Firmware 1.33

Uniden R7 fw 1.33

Uniden has just released firmware 1.33 for the Uniden R7. This is a pretty big update with a lot of changes to K band, including improved BSM filtering, additional false alert filtering, MRCD improvements, and an improved menu structure. Auto-lockouts are still in development and are not included in this update, but they should be …

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Escort Redline 360c 1.3 and Max 3 Testing

Redline 360c detecting 33.8 ahead

After testing the brand new Escort Redline 360c last month, we discovered a bunch of critical issues. Fortunately Escort has since released firmware 1.3 which helped resolve most all the problems that we saw in initial testing. Now that the detector is working properly, I headed back out to retest the Redline 360c. With the new …

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