this is a strange one which i'm sure ''flitsservice'' can answer!
i read through my snooper sd815i manual and it says about gatsos...
it says that when the cameras not present it either doesnt respond or it give a very weak signal at very short notice!
i tried to see if this was true... but it hards to see if there is a camera in some of them..... but i do keep getting low warnings, theres one gatso in my area which everytime i go passed it i'm starting to go into the lines before it beeps! it does it when i'm going towards it aswell, it beeps only when i'm right on top of it! i thought it may have a dummy radar or a radar or which is not calabrated!
its on a duel carrageway which is 40mph.....
but most gatsos give mega warning when your driving towards the front of them..
here is what the manual says about gatsos and mimic mode-----------
gatso cameras operate on k band and trasmit a continuous signal.
however they are extremely low powered and face away from the traffic, targeting the rear of the vehicles. assuch it is very difficult to detect the signal at long range as the detector only receieves ''reflected'' signals or radar scatter. your detector will responce with a weak k band indicator together with a slow bleep that will increase as you approach and pass the camera. you will not normally get the highest response until about 25 meters passed the camera its target area.
however it should be noticed that that most cameras are not active or are in standby mode using ''mimic'' settings that just flash a speeding motorist. under theses circumstances the actual camera is not present and the radra unit operates at low power. your detector will eaither not respond if the camera is not in use or will give a very weak signal at very short range if the gatso is in ''mimic'' mode ..
does the camer have an effect of radar power if its not present!
also how does that gatso meter anti detector system work!
someone said its like an rdd!