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Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by TOMMYJR9, Aug 16, 2013.
Do they make one & one that works ?
Not unless you are the military, they are illegal own/operate.
I'm sure there available somewhere maybe graymarket ?
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Why i ask this question because I see them advertised on the Internet
Anything you see advertised is certainly garbage... Certainly RockyMountainRadar
I wouldn't waste your time.
Source: FCC Public Notice DA 96-2040
Radar Jammers are transmitters tuned to interfere with ("jam") a radar signal. The intentional use of jammers is considered "malicious interference" and is strictly prohibited by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as by FCC Rules. Anyone using a jammer risks such penalties as losing an FCC license, paying a fine, or criminal prosecution.
The Communications Act of 1934 states:
Sec. 333. Willful or malicious interference. No person shall willfully or maliciously interfere with or cause interference to any radio communications of any station licensed or authorized by or under this Act or operated by the United States Government.
(June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title III, Sec. 333, as added Pub. L. 101-396, Sec. 9, Sept. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 850.)
Sec. 501. General penalty
Any person who willfully and knowingly does or causes or suffers to be done any act, matter, or thing, in this chapter prohibited or declared to be unlawful, or who willfully and knowingly omits or fails to do any act, matter, or thing in this chapter required to be done, or willfully and knowingly causes or suffers such omission or failure, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished for such offense, for which no penalty (other than a forfeiture) is provided in this chapter, by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both; except that any person, having been once convicted of an offense punishable under this section, who is subsequently convicted of violating any provision of this chapter punishable under this section, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.
(June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title V, Sec. 501, 48 Stat. 1100; Mar. 23, 1954, ch. 104, 68 Stat. 30.)
A radar jammer that would work on a car would cost more than a new Mercedes.
RMR is a running joke around here...
There's makers who CLAIM they make a working jammer. That's certainly true.
But no, nobody is selling civilian jammers that actually work. Any jammer that produces enough EM energy to actually work is regulated by the FCC and at the very least would require a license you won't get.
There's just no legal way to jam police radar. Detection is just fine (in most of the US, anyway).
There are two different type of radar jammers, active and passive.
Passive radar jammers are mostly what you would see "advertised", this is also the style that RockyMountainRadar used on their units until the FCC clamped down on them. The idea behind passive radar jammers is that they simply "reflect" the signal that they receive and add in another bit also to confuse the radar detector when it receives the signal. The whole idea behind this is that they do not truly jam, thus they should not be illegal. However, if the FCC doesn't like it, you're not going to last very long. The whole concept is good but highly flawed since you are reflecting the signal and trying to get it back to the gun, you would need a massive reflection area to ensure it makes it, way bigger then any vehicle. So unless you are a few inches away, it doesn't really work.
Active jammers is what you would really want to truly jam a radar unit. These units send out their own signal on the police radar bands to ensure the signal is blocked from reaching your vehicle. Since you're sending out your own signal, most units come with the ability to actually set it to seem like you're going whatever speed you desire, no matter how fast/slow you are really going. These units are highly illegal and not often publicly advertised for sale, especially in the USA or else the FCC clamps down quick and starts spitting out fines.
The last active radar jammer unit that I saw that looked somewhat promising and claimed to block X, K,& Ka bands was the Blue Raider. However, it's used mainly in areas like Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria - etc....although I'm sure there is a few floating around in the US. Although the maker of it was very stubborn to hand over a unit for testing, so the most I've ever seen of it in action is a few short clips. He claimed it was "FCC Approved" calling it a "test and measurement instrument", but we all know it would really just land you in a world of trouble using it.
Anyway you look at it, it's just not worth owning one and using it in the USA. When it all boils down, it's just going to get you into more trouble then it's worth and you'd much rather take the ticket, trust me.
All of the prosecutions I've read of involved documenting the use of pirate broadcasting stations from fixed locations over extended time periods. I'm not at all sure that the Feds have protocols in place to use in a case involving a 10 second burst of illicit microwave energy originating from a moving transmitter.
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Now this is great information thanks
Just a quick search as I got curious myself after posting in here.
Here is a little video to give you an idea.
However I did come across a Polish article claiming that the Blue Raider unit is unless from a distance as well and when not stationary as in the video. You can read it for yourself but you're going to have to know Polish or have your browser translate it. Not sure how extensive their testing was, although it makes perfect sense that you would need a much more sizable unit to give off more power to be able to completely block the signal.
Thanks for the video I'm sure there's something out there someone has something that will work
I like, I want ...
radar jammers have been asked a few times on the forum...
yes, the military do make them
yes, the technology is sound
yes, you will go to jail if caught using one (no joke, and from what i understand, a very long time)
Can somebody show me a website or link of a place were I cannot buy one
There is NO way I would risk having one of these.
Yeah me neither, do they make something instead that makes the radar gun go up in smoke causing leo to frantically jump out of his car ?
I'll take one of those!
Alan - The second mouse gets the cheese!
Google "Scorpion Radar Jammer" to learn about a device that had a limited effectiveness against radar.
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