i have a question i need help with.
all the jammer companies always say to "mount level to the roadway".
now my question is; is this necessarily the best (optimal) position?
the reason i ask is because for example, "center mass" on my truck is about 3' high. my heads are level and at this height they are at their "brightest" when viewed through a camera.
meaning if i put a camera lens level to them and light up the jammer, it will dim in output as i move the camera up or down.
now most officers aren't 3' in height, and for a smaller car with level heads, this could be 1.5-2' in height.
if they are 6' tall and hold the gun around shoulder length, say 5' for simplicity, wouldn't they be aiming down towards my vehicle?
if so, the heads wouldn't be "square and level" with the gun, they would be level with the road.
wouldn't we want the brightest part of the jammer aimed at the gun for better jamming power?
i had a camera 25' away, centered on my truck. i put it at heights of 2', 3' and 5'. i shot my Marksman from 100' away. the heads appeared "brightest" at the 3' mark. at 5', the approximate height of the gun, they weren't quite as bright.
so would there be any kind of formula, for this?
maybe something like, at 5' (gun height) at x amount of distance, the heads need to be at y angle above level?
this would require maybe knowing the average targeting distance.
hopefully this makes sense.
any thoughts on this, or would this not even matter enough?
we know side angles affect performance, and we are guessing overpass shots may also affect this (until someone does a thorough test anyway), so would height of the shooter matter too?