Originally Posted by Speed Trap Hunter
To be clear, we all know that RD.NET is the 800lb gorilla. Many cross posters (like yourself), but I would prefer a bit of compartmentalization for OUR OWN COMMUNITY HEALTH's sake.
But that, again, cuts both ways.
It may be good to be apart - but the lack of free information exchange will be to the detriment of *BOTH* communities.
RE: Jammer "seeing" the incoming threat -
Originally Posted by Stealth Enthusiast
Yes but your jammer doesn't really need to have the incoming view at all times. It’s like the wild, wild west, and your jammer just needs to be the first one to "draw". That is what buys you time to slow down, and once a person slows down to the posted speed limit it doesn't matter what the LEO does or is doing. The key in winning this LEO VS. jammer showdown is that your car needs to be quick in responding to the LIDAR signal. Whatever signal reaches (back to) the LEO's LIDAR gun first (his gun or your jammers signal) is what is going to determine who 'wins'. Passive measures dramatically help your jammer to win.
Correct, the jammer only has to win the fast-draw.
But the problem is that sometimes, the jammer, due to placement (which may be limited by vehicle configuration), fails to see the initial hit, at all.
You're right, the jammer doesn't need to see the incoming at all times - it only needs to see it initially, and only enough so that the driver is able to slow-to-reasonable/PSL.
I also agree, a quick response is a quick response, and necessary, yes - but without seeing it, at all, FIRST
, it's a simple lose, right then and there, in terms solely of the active jammer's role.
This has been seen many times in close-in encounters, and is also illustrated well by IRCM[USA]
's then groundbreaking IR-video, so long ago, and which has now been adopted as the "Gold Standard" of testing (although this has been exploited, nevetheless, *proper*, honorable
, and real use of this type of videography is currently ideal for demonstrating a jammer's many functions).
Those IR videos were the first of their kind, nearly 3 years ago, now, and proved, conclusively, that when the jammer doesn't see the incoming, it's simply time to board the FailBoat.