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    Default Multanova's frequency's in Australia

    Anyone got an idea about exactly what frequency the Multanova's are using, especially on the West Coast of OZ? and also do the Multanova's use a fixed carrier or do they sweep a carrier though a band of frequency's? I have no idea about what band (K or Ka) Multanova's are operating on so any info would be helpfull.

    As multinova's are no so widespread in OZ and Europe it would make sense that RD's do spot sweeps on Multanova's operating frequency's rather than the entire band, is this the case?

    These Multanova's are breading more than rabbits here in OZ, I just wish I could drive over them the same as rabbits

    I am also interested in any info that anyone has with how RX65 ir STi, if anyone has one rates upagainst the Multanova's. in both city and country locations.

    Have a great New Year

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    Default Re: Multanova's frequency's in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Australia
    Anyone got an idea about exactly what frequency the Multanova's are using, especially on the West Coast of OZ? and also do the Multanova's use a fixed carrier or do they sweep a carrier though a band of frequency's? I have no idea about what band (K or Ka) Multanova's are operating on so any info would be helpfull.
    Current Multanovas operate in 34,3GHz +/-100MHz (Ka Band).


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    As multinova's are no so widespread in OZ and Europe it would make sense that RD's do spot sweeps on Multanova's operating frequency's rather than the entire band, is this the case?
    Yes, for "some" detectors, mainly the european focused ones. They have a selectable 34,4GHz narrow band (200MHz) instead of the Superwide, and this increases Multanova detection significantly.


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    I am also interested in any info that anyone has with how RX65 ir STi, if anyone has one rates upagainst the Multanova's. in both city and country locations.
    The RX65/STi do not have narrow 34,3GHz band so performance against the Multanovas is not great.

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    Carlos, thanks for the info.

    It seems like to Bel's and Escorts are great detectors however as Multanova's are the main threat in my part of the world RD that focuses in on this specific threat would be more valuable.

    Which RD's are set up for doing the Narrow sweeps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australia
    Carlos, thanks for the info.

    It seems like to Bel's and Escorts are great detectors however as Multanova's are the main threat in my part of the world RD that focuses in on this specific threat would be more valuable.

    Which RD's are set up for doing the Narrow sweeps?
    Bel 975R. 8)

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    Hi Aussie. I live in WA and I gather you do to. I used to have an old whistler radar detector and it was absolute crap against Multanova's, a few months ago I bought a RX65 and it is excellent. I work in Northam, so I travel along the great eastern highway a bit and it picks up multanova's with an average of 400m warning but sometimes even better. Multanova's dont take the pic until your about 20m of them so it gives you plenty of time to slow down. I now wouldnt be able to drive without it and it has saved me so many times I have lost count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australia
    Carlos, thanks for the info.

    It seems like to Bel's and Escorts are great detectors however as Multanova's are the main threat in my part of the world RD that focuses in on this specific threat would be more valuable.

    Which RD's are set up for doing the Narrow sweeps?
    Bel has a line of detectors (in conjuction with their ecxclusive european distributor, Target Autopmotive) that are made for narrow 34,3GHz specifically for the Multanova. These work much better than the RX-65/75 or any Escort, since they are superwide.

    The detectors that have a selectable 34,3 GHz narrowband for the Multanova are:

    Portable verison:
    - Bel550/330 (and the discontinued Bel990),
    - Valentine 1 (Euro Mode).

    Fixed/Remote version:
    - Bel996R, Target Evo 660R, Stinger Ventura,
    - Bel 975R (aka 915), Bel975I, and W-Finder Pro 2000.
    - Stinger DSI

    Depending on if you are looking for a portable or remote detector and the other radar types you encounter in your area I can help you further with which to pick since they have different extra bands and characteristics.

    However, one word of advide, against the Multanova especificaly, the remote detector versions always offer better warning distances than the portable ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davo398
    Hi Aussie. I live in WA and I gather you do to. I used to have an old whistler radar detector and it was absolute crap against Multanova's, a few months ago I bought a RX65 and it is excellent. I work in Northam, so I travel along the great eastern highway a bit and it picks up multanova's with an average of 400m warning but sometimes even better. Multanova's dont take the pic until your about 20m of them so it gives you plenty of time to slow down. I now wouldnt be able to drive without it and it has saved me so many times I have lost count.
    Are you sure its a Multanova? you have another photoradar there that operates in the same frecuency as the multanova (can't remember the name) but it emits at higher power so its detected from a further distance than the Multanova.
    If its really a multanova then consider yourself lucky since the Multanova's power output can be adjusted and the ones there must be at full power in order to get those distances. Over here there are Multanovas set up so well that you may get onle 50m advance warning with the best of the detectors!

    Also, are they pointing fowards (away from direction of trafic) or rearwards there? fowards (how its used here) then they are harder to detect since the radar beam is pointing away from you and you have to realy on scatter and rebounds in order to be alerted befor you pass it. The picture is usually shot at around 70m after you passed it if its a side of the road cabin installation since the angle is about 22, but if its an overhead instalation the angle is about 45 and the pict is shot at around 40m.

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    Yeah mate. In West Aus they are widely known as multanova's. They are mobile cameras that are set up facing the traffic. They take a picture when your within about 20m of the camera, it is good quality and they use the picture of your face if you try and deny that it was you driving.

    Here in WA each camera is transported around in a plain looking white vehicle and then the camera is hidden on the side of the road with the attendant sitting in the vehicle a few meters away.

    I was also very suprised when I bought the RX65 because the Whistler was usless and I have heard of how low powered the Multanova's are. Like you said, must have something to do with how they set them up here.

    As for having another type of Photoradar, there isnt another type here in the west. The have different types over in the eastern states though.

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    Take a look at this video I found on this forum of a RX65 in action in Perth West Aus. Filmed by forum member mattvr (I hope you dont mind me using it Matt).

    Well heres the link.

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~elshaw/...smultanova.mov


    Next time I see a Multanova I will film a video myself.

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    No problems Dave...
    The only photoradar we have over here is the multanova... and as that video proves the RX65 doesn't do too badly against it.

    Carlos - I know other detectors you have mentioned can do better, but the RX65 and X50 have always given me enough warning to slow down...

 

 

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