I am trying to understand exactly how the radar detectors were tested at GOL August 2008.
The GOL website says, "we set up the radar guns in a forward-facing configuration, aiming them away from the direction of travel, and also pointed them up to reduce the signal strength."
I don't understand the "forward facing" part compared to the "away from the direction of travel" part.
I got the "pointed them up part." Although I would like to know how far (how many degrees) they were pointed up.
Was this a test to see how far detectors detected a LEO shooting people going in the opposite direction? In other words to see how well the detectors detected leakage from the rear of a gun in a valley (or at the foot of a hill) pointed up a hill targeting cars coming down the hill that you would soon climb after passing the LEO?
I am less concerned about LEO's targeting cars going in the opposite direction than I am. I am most concerned when the gun is aimed head on toward the direction of travel, not away from it.