No More Radar Detector False Alerts!
Are you completely fed up from all those false alerts from your radar detector?
If so you’re not alone.
False alerts are the #1 complaint from radar detector users everywhere, but now you can do something about it with the Beltronics STi-R Plus.
Not only does the Bel STi-R Plus offer AutoLock, (called AutoLearn by Escort) which through its GPS technology auto learns common false alert locations and block them out but also offers a unique feature for the road warrior, user-selectable Ka band segmentation and RDR
Much of the Ka band spectrum which radar detectors are programmed to receive is NOT used by police, often a stray signal from one of those cheap leaky Cobra or Rocky Mountain radar detectors will often set off another radar detector within its vicinity.
So basically what the engineers at Beltronics have done was to include the ability for you to deactivate certain segments of the Ka band not used by police, allowing you to drive false alert free while also increasing the range and performance of the unit.
Police Radar in the U.S. is centered on the following 3 Ka Band frequencies:
33.8 GHZ (MPH Industries Brand Radars) Bandwidth 33.7 – 33.9 GHZ.
34.7 GHZ (Stalker Brand Radars) Bandwidth 34.6 – 34.8 GHZ.
35.5 GHZ (Kustom & Decatur Brand Radars) Bandwidth 35.4 – 35.6 GHZ.
Band Segmentation on the Beltronics STi-r Plus breaks the Ka Superwide band into the following 10 segments that can be turned on or off:
Ka1 (33.392 – 33.704)
Ka2 (33.704 – 33.896)
Ka3 (33.886 – 34.198)
Ka4 (34.184 – 34.592)
Ka5 (34.592 – 34.808)
Ka6 (34.806 – 35.166)
Ka7 (34.143 – 35.383)
Ka8 (35.378 – 35.618)
Ka9 (35.595 – 35.835)
Ka10 (35.830 – 35.998)
Therefore to segment your Bel STi-R Plus to the optional settings recommended by an engineer at Beltronics, your detector would be programmed as follows:
Ka1(33.392 – 33.704) OFF
Ka2(33.704 – 33.896) ON
Ka3(33.886 – 34.198) OFF
Ka4(34.184 – 34.592) OFF
Ka5(34.592 – 34.808) ON
Ka6(34.806 – 35.166) OFF
Ka7(34.143 – 35.383) OFF
Ka8(35.378 – 35.618) ON
Ka9 (35.595 – 35.835) OFF
Ka10(35.830 – 35.998) OFF
And to even tighten up the filtering of your Bel STi-R Plus to zero out those leaky Cobra units, Beltronics added the feature of RDR. However from my experience with the STi-R Plus I leave this setting off as it has reduced the optimal range of the unit.
For those of you that would like to program your STi-R Plus using the same settings that I have chosen to use, here they are:
- Autolock on (Self programs known false alerts automatically)
- GPS on
- Speed Check off (voice prompt that tells you that you’re over the speed limit)
- X Band off – Some of the states known to still be using X-Band are: Oregon, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, South Dakota (US Park Service at Mount Rushmore) and North Carolina
- K band on
- Ka band segmentation from above (segments 1,3,4,6,7,9,10 off)
- POP Off (unless I traveling through Nevada)
- SWS off (Safety Warning System – Have yet to find one system operational in the USA, worthless feature)
- Laser On
- RDR off (I choose range over filtering)
Do you have a Beltronics STi-R and do you use the Band Segmentation feature? If so would love it if you could comment as to what settings you have found to be optimal for your location either by using the form below or commenting here on our Facebook Radar Detector review page.