I am brand new to this forum and to the radar detector world. I have a few questions reguarding radar detectors in general. (No pun intended) My first question is I live in Southern California and I don't really know what type of radar or laser is used around here, so anyone with experience and knowledge from this area is more than welcome to contribute. Also basic recommendations as far as what steps to take protecting myself. I am uncertain if jammers are legal here or not so to get that cleared up would be most helpful.
My second question is I've seen that there are three top detectors available the Valentine 1, the Beltronics Professional RX65, and the Escort 8500 x50. I hope I got these right. I have read about each one and there plus and minus factors, but since I don't what exactly what type of radar is used and if laser is used at all around here. So that answer is crucial to me as well.
I realize that this has been discussed previously as I scanned through the other forums, but I feel the need to have the most current information as possible to have the best defense. And finally where, for my area, is the best mounting location? I am sensing for radar detection HIGH, and laser detection LOW, but above the wipers. I am unsure if this is still up to date so all information and tips will be most appreciated and thank you in advance.