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Radar detectors

        I was just wondering how a radar detector worked. I don’t want a
technical run-down, only a simple summary.
        The reason why I ask is I want to know if there is such thing as a
radar detector detector. I have heard there is but I thought that a radar
detector was a receiver not a transmitter, so how could anything detect it?

        Recently in N.S.W (Australia) radar detectors have been banned, a fine
is issued to any person having, selling or using a radar detector. Surely with
a radar detector being so small, you could to hide it in some place that
would be virtually impossible? to discover. Does the radar detector need to be
in any certain spot in the car for it to work (ie-sun visor).

        Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

                Please reply by post or E-MAIL me directly.

Thanks heaps in advance.                Steven Short.
                                        ste…@wolfen.cc.uow.edu.au

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2 Responses to “Radar detectors”

  1. admin says:

    ste…@wolfen.cc.uow.oz (Steven Short) writes:
    >    Recently in N.S.W (Australia) radar detectors have been banned, a fine
    > is issued to any person having, selling or using a radar detector. Surely
    > with a radar detector being so small, you could to hide it in some place
    > that would be virtually impossible? to discover. Does the radar detector
    > need to be in any certain spot in the car for it to work (ie-sun visor).

    Banned?  Bummer, more Nazi’s out there every day..  

    The higher you mount a detector the better, the farther it can "see".
    I keep mine above the rear view mirror, with the top section of the
    visor mounting bracket slid in between the roof and window moulding.
    It works *real* well there (a Cobra Trapshooter).

    Theres really two reasons I keep it there.  The first is it works
    better and the second is thieves cant see it, it’s obsurred by the
    extra dark window tint at the top of the windshield.

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  2. admin says:

     J"> >       Recently in N.S.W (Australia) radar detectors have been banned,
     J"> a fine
     J"> > is issued to any person having, selling or using a radar detector.
     J"> Surely
     J"> > with a radar detector being so small, you could to hide it in some
     J"> place
     J"> > that would be virtually impossible? to discover. Does the radar
     J"> detector
     J"> > need to be in any certain spot in the car for it to work (ie-sun
     J"> visor).

    I didn’t see the original to this. There are detectors with remote-mounted  
    radar detectors that are hard to spot. You can also cover a dash-mounted  
    unit with a box of tissue or something. But the ultimate is the new Escort  
    battery powered Solo detector: sew it to the inside of a cap and wear it on  
    your head!

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