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    Default The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Hey all,

    So I've been doing a lot of research on RD's lately, which resulted in me purchasing an Escort Redline just a few weeks ago. So far it's worked real well for me, and I haven't got many complaints. Now that I have this RD, I've been doing some more specific research to see how I can maximize its performance.

    I've been looking at Band Segmentation (BS) and Radar Detector Rejection (RDR). A lot of what I am reading is that I could maximize the detectors performance by selecting only segments 2/5/8 and keeping RDR off. According to some of the data charts I've seen, these options could increase the detection range from up to 2500 feet to up to 4000 or so feet. That is a huge improvement from the factory settings, but there is one thing stopping me from using these custom settings...

    Two of my three speeding tickets so far were a result of me being hit by a Stalker Dual radar, which in my experience and my friends' experiences seem to be the most commonly used radar type for NY State Troopers, at least in our area. After doing some research, I found that these radars are some of the best performing out there, but are also some of the most difficult to detect with a RD. This is because they have an operating frequency of anywhere between 33.4 GHz and 36.0 GHz... Meaning that if it wasn't set to a frequency in band segments 2/5/8, the detector could totally miss it.

    Long story short, I want to maximize my device's performance while still being able to get consistent radar detection, without any misses. Should I keep the factory settings on, or change to just the 2/5/8 BS? How much would I need to worry?

    Any other advice on how to maximize performance of the Redline is greatly appreciated too guys.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Quote Originally Posted by shanepj13 View Post
    Hey all,

    So I've been doing a lot of research on RD's lately, which resulted in me purchasing an Escort Redline just a few weeks ago. So far it's worked real well for me, and I haven't got many complaints. Now that I have this RD, I've been doing some more specific research to see how I can maximize its performance.

    I've been looking at Band Segmentation (BS) and Radar Detector Rejection (RDR). A lot of what I am reading is that I could maximize the detectors performance by selecting only segments 2/5/8 and keeping RDR off. According to some of the data charts I've seen, these options could increase the detection range from up to 2500 feet to up to 4000 or so feet. That is a huge improvement from the factory settings, but there is one thing stopping me from using these custom settings...

    Two of my three speeding tickets so far were a result of me being hit by a Stalker Dual radar, which in my experience and my friends' experiences seem to be the most commonly used radar type for NY State Troopers, at least in our area. After doing some research, I found that these radars are some of the best performing out there, but are also some of the most difficult to detect with a RD. This is because they have an operating frequency of anywhere between 33.4 GHz and 36.0 GHz... Meaning that if it wasn't set to a frequency in band segments 2/5/8, the detector could totally miss it.

    Long story short, I want to maximize my device's performance while still being able to get consistent radar detection, without any misses. Should I keep the factory settings on, or change to just the 2/5/8 BS? How much would I need to worry?

    Any other advice on how to maximize performance of the Redline is greatly appreciated too guys.

    Thanks!
    The frequency's designated for Ka radar are 33.4 GHz and 36.0, but only 35.5, 34.7 and 33.8 are used currently.

    All Stalkers run at 34.7, though they can drift so i run 2/5/6/8 in NY area to be safe.

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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    The band segmentation will narrow the sweeps and make it quicker to detect. If you are worried about out of tune guns you have the option of turning on more bands, generally not needed so run in speck mode and see if your enforcement are in or out of spec for a while at first, but the experts usually just run 2/5/8 RDR off and have had no issues. Check out the RDFGS app/Play store and see what show for your area.
    Adding the 6 to the segment choices like above comes from a member that knows the turf.
    Last edited by BrownOut; 01-03-2015 at 12:21 PM.

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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Not all stalker run on 34.7,there are some out there on 35.2 and still going strong.I know for a fact some parts on the taconic freeway couple members have reported no alerts on there detectors.Its only a matter of time these units crap out and can't be repaired.
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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Quote Originally Posted by radarrob View Post
    Not all stalker run on 34.7,there are some out there on 35.2 and still going strong.I know for a fact some parts on the taconic freeway couple members have reported no alerts on there detectors.Its only a matter of time these units crap out and can't be repaired.
    Village of Kenmore LEO's have Stalker units running on everything from 34.6 to 35.0.

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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Quote Originally Posted by Qui-Gon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by radarrob View Post
    Not all stalker run on 34.7,there are some out there on 35.2 and still going strong.I know for a fact some parts on the taconic freeway couple members have reported no alerts on there detectors.Its only a matter of time these units crap out and can't be repaired.
    Village of Kenmore LEO's have Stalker units running on everything from 34.6 to 35.0.
    Yup there you go.35.0 I've seen with the older stalker ATR's in use still have 35.2 35.0.Once they crap out they get the newer version stalker II MDR.
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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Quote Originally Posted by Qui-Gon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by radarrob View Post
    Not all stalker run on 34.7,there are some out there on 35.2 and still going strong.I know for a fact some parts on the taconic freeway couple members have reported no alerts on there detectors.Its only a matter of time these units crap out and can't be repaired.
    Village of Kenmore LEO's have Stalker units running on everything from 34.6 to 35.0.
    You're telling us that Kenmore has a " frequency hopper" from the 90s and are still using it??? Come on?? They're still getting that thing certified for use??

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    Default Re: The Escort Redline vs. local radars...

    Quote Originally Posted by PointerCone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Qui-Gon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by radarrob View Post
    Not all stalker run on 34.7,there are some out there on 35.2 and still going strong.I know for a fact some parts on the taconic freeway couple members have reported no alerts on there detectors.Its only a matter of time these units crap out and can't be repaired.
    Village of Kenmore LEO's have Stalker units running on everything from 34.6 to 35.0.
    You're telling us that Kenmore has a " frequency hopper" from the 90s and are still using it??? Come on?? They're still getting that thing certified for use??
    Modern Stalker units, not the "frequency hoppers" as you so aptly call them. And yes, I have seen frequencies like the ones I described.

 

 

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