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  #2426205 24-Feb-2020 11:06
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Dbase abuse.. That's a little strange. Far as I know it's public info (the static ones at least)


Sure it may only list a stretch of road between two cross streets that they maybe positioned to be cautious of. But it's public.


I use to update the Garmin POIs with them and maintain the CHC mobile zones from zenbu - Until someone decided they didn't like the non introusive warnings of the mobile zones in their daily commute so deleted them


Christchurch has had a reprise since the quakes. And only the mobiles hang about while the statics out of town were replaced with the newer high ISO/faster models that don't need manual retrieval/moving around.



He maintains and updates the DB on his own dime as a hobby / supporter of the NZ radar detector users. He puts a lot of time and effort into this, he has previously provided these updates on a "donation" basis for his efforts. Some have taken his work, installed it on detectors and then sold for a profit, they used databases from detectors with different firmware and different serial numbers, reducing the effectiveness of the DB to the unwitting purchaser.


The information is indeed all public (he gets direct under an official information act request) but the programming and updating of detectors is above and beyond.



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  #2426207 24-Feb-2020 11:15
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The issue was one particular user on the forum started selling radar detectors with his database on it, making a profit off his work


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Ultimate Geek

  #2426209 24-Feb-2020 11:16
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Im still running a Belltronics STI XR, circa 10 years old now and its still a great unit, probably well priced 2nd hand now too. 

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Ultimate Geek

  #2426487 24-Feb-2020 18:09
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thanks for all your replies....still wading through...still thinking r3.....dfr7 or dfr9....not in a hurry to purchase...only one saying to take foot of accelerator.. will keep searching for now...


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