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Old 03-04-2011, 11:19 AM
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^come on now, give up the secret sauce mjw, aka jammer.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:29 AM
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Re: Stealth Install for Radar Detector

no jammer's are DEF illegal...I have thought about going that route but always steered clear!

like I said, all I care about is activity! If I am 20mph+ over and go pass a guy waiting for me, I am prolly fawked...but I memorize the roads I frequent, pay attention to their "spots" and mainly let idiots go in front of me that is my best defense - let the guy in front of you fo 3 mph more than you in the fast lane, and chill in the right lane and catch up to him every now and then
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: Stealth Install for Radar Detector

Jammers aren't necessarily illegal. Most states have not banned them.

The legality issue comes in with the FCC- in order to put out enough electronic noise to be useful, the jammer is past the threshold that requires a license. Needless to say, the FCC doesn't hand those out for that purpose. Some jammers are on sale, but I've yet to see any tests that show those of legal power levels to be of any real use.
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KC side or STL side? I'm over in the burbs of STL (St. Charles, to be specific).
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no jammer's are DEF illegal...I have thought about going that route but always steered clear!

like I said, all I care about is activity! If I am 20mph+ over and go pass a guy waiting for me, I am prolly fawked...but I memorize the roads I frequent, pay attention to their "spots" and mainly let idiots go in front of me that is my best defense - let the guy in front of you fo 3 mph more than you in the fast lane, and chill in the right lane and catch up to him every now and then
I've seen this alot lately too, not sure If this is on one of those anti-police websites or not but heres another tip.

The Brake and Swerve across traffic is not a valid radar/lidar avoidance technique. I'd say it has the opposite...effect.
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Haha, No tips. In my state its not illegal So I haven't seen any incognito setups.

Only tip I got is +1 on the trying to hide it before the officer gets to your door. I know several guys that hate writing speeding tickets but will write one if they see a detector as to them its "an obvious statement of disregard for the law" I love radar detectors. Nothing more fun then being next some one at a stop light and seeing the detector on the dash. then you toggle the radar on so the driver mutes it, then turn the radar off let the waves dissipate and then turn it back on so he has to mute it a gain. Never gets old especially since he wont look over at the obvious source LOL

Plus their Useless against Laser anyway (Guess thats not what the box says right?)

Not in the WK2 yet, haven't pulled the trigger yet.. not much will power left though.. The thought does cross my mind to find some silly violation to stop a WK2 though just to check it out (no tickets to jeepers). But I dont want to inconvenience people.
HA! Before I read you were in MO, I thought maybe it was you that pulled me over on the 1st! CHP pulled me over for not having the dealer sticker on the windshield. Then we had a chat about the new WK2. Nice guy.

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HA! Before I read you were in MO, I thought maybe it was you that pulled me over on the 1st! CHP pulled me over for not having the dealer sticker on the windshield. Then we had a chat about the new WK2. Nice guy.

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Lol, I have the problem where I don't stop jeepers unless youre very dangerous, but I want to stop to look at the car...inner turmoil.

Ive seen quite a few wk2s in my area but most of their licenses come back to rental companies so i figured the drivers wont know anything about them anyway
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^come on now, give up the secret sauce mjw, aka jammer.
Nothing to spill, I've been out of that business for 20+ years. Honestly, the stuff on the market today that calls itself a jammer is junk and like it's said above, highly illegal. I'm shocked that Nhoc6131 thinks he got jammed but it's possible that occasionally one of the Rocky Mountain devices is able to scramble a signal OR the driver had a custom unit that's not commercially available.
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Nothing to spill, I've been out of that business for 20+ years. Honestly, the stuff on the market today that calls itself a jammer is junk and like it's said above, highly illegal. I'm shocked that Nhoc6131 thinks he got jammed but it's possible that occasionally one of the Rocky Mountain devices is able to scramble a signal OR the driver had a custom unit that's not commercially available.
Actually, I'm not certain what it was. A fairly quick moving vehicle (id guess around 60 mph) went by me and the reading was in the 300's when they changed speeds after seeing me the number was not effected. Made think they had something that was producing an alternative fixed reading so cops would just shrug it off as error and not stop them. Some guys wont stop someone unless they get a scientific reading (radar) vs a pace.

The other time a vehicle passed and I got an error until he was out of sight then it fixed.

So just assumptions that SOMETHING was going on.
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Nothing to spill, I've been out of that business for 20+ years. Honestly, the stuff on the market today that calls itself a jammer is junk and like it's said above, highly illegal. I'm shocked that Nhoc6131 thinks he got jammed but it's possible that occasionally one of the Rocky Mountain devices is able to scramble a signal OR the driver had a custom unit that's not commercially available.
thanks mjw/ts/nhoc/08H - this thread got interesting. didn't realize the commercially available jammers were illegal, or were not powerful enough to be effective, or if legal would breach an officer's sensibilities.

note both the radar links above include a subsegment of jammers, some with pretty strong reviews.

imma just going to stay aware and slow down.
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thanks mjw/ts/nhoc/08H - this thread got interesting. didn't realize the commercially available jammers were illegal, or were not powerful enough to be effective, or if legal would breach an officer's sensibilities.

note both the radar links above include a subsegment of jammers, some with pretty strong reviews.

imma just going to stay aware and slow down.
Great thread and + rep for Nco! I just want the Jammer that I can put on my dash that moves all the cars in front of me out of the way. You know how it will open up a clear lane for you in the worst traffic

If I were to add a detector to my WK2, I would want to do it a bit differently, I dont even know if what I want exists. I would want something that sits under the hood (maybe in the 7 slot grill) that was wired back to cabin. In the cabin I would want to utilize one of the free buttons to install some colored LED's to alert me when it goes off. Completely hidden

(although it is not illegal here in Colorado so not sure why I really want it hidden lol)

I just dont like the look of a detector (or GPS for that matter) hanging from the rearview or stuck to the windshield.

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Valentine and passport make a product like that...but they are 2x the cost of a good detector so I will stick with my Redline
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