Originally Posted by Stealth Enthusiast
All I'm saying is don't kid yourself that the 'switch' is really hidden.
I really think that this is the crux of the issue.
Nothing is really completely hidden.
It all depends on how savvy, experienced, and knowledged the enforcer happens to be - and that's only at the roadside.
One fellow enthusiast on RadarDetector.net - he was pulled-over and interviewed, not because the enforcer saw an error or jam-code on his LIDAR device, but simply because, as the enforcer said, that his "gun wasn't doing what he'd expected it to do."
As anyone who has had trigger time behind various police LIDAR devices will readily confess, different instruments have different strengths and weaknesses - and it is just one such characteristic, lock/acquisition speed, that tipped this enforcer off to his target's jammer usage.
Luckily, our fellow countermeasure user was able to, thanks to his quick thinking and rather sterilized cockpit, talk his way out, but it put enough of a scare into him that he was willing to share the story with us.
The take-away here is that no matter how well-conceived/executed our attempts at concealment, there will *always* be a tell, and that someone experienced enough, with enough knowledge and persistence, can and will find what we've tried to conceal.
Nevertheless, in the battle at the roadside, efforts undertaken to lower one's profile can and will help.
Just don't think that it's perfect.