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Silver Stang

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Jul 3, 2003, 5:12:01 PM7/3/03
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How is the PHAZER RADAR JAMMER for 170 + 20 shipping ... original 250...

Please comment on the price and the product ???

- Silver Stang

Bill S.

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Jul 3, 2003, 6:52:17 PM7/3/03
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A fool and his or her money soon parted................


next.................................

Garth Almgren

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Jul 3, 2003, 7:43:48 PM7/3/03
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Around 7/3/2003 2:12 PM, Silver Stang spake thusly:

> How is the PHAZER RADAR JAMMER for 170 + 20 shipping ... original 250...
>
> Please comment on the price and the product ???
>

What Bill said.

Basically, if they work, jammers are illegal. If they don't work,
they're a huge rip off. Either way, you're out a lot of money for
something that should be covered by common sense (and maybe a good radar
*detector* <cough> Valentine1 <cough>).

<http://www.fcc.gov/ogc/documents/opinions/1998/rockymtn.html> is an
interesting read. Rocky Mountain Radar is also the manufacturer of the
(Wallet) Phazer.


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Silver Stang

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Jul 3, 2003, 8:26:42 PM7/3/03
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Thanks!!

I will consider Valentine1 ... is that the best one for that price ?
Last time I checked it was around 800 or something ....

- SS

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Bill S.

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Jul 3, 2003, 10:06:21 PM7/3/03
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I think your money is better off spent on parts for the car, not one of
these Radar/Lazer items...............Why worry about getting nailed, if
you drive smart, they will be after the person next to you...............


Bill S.

Silver Stang

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Jul 4, 2003, 12:27:21 AM7/4/03
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lol ..... true .... besides half the time its a false alarm .... and u never
get to speed up ..

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Blue Gator

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Jul 4, 2003, 3:03:30 AM7/4/03
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Not always true. I was once following a group of cars on a twisty two lane
highway doing about 60 in a 55 mph zone. We weren't in a hurry, so we were
just following along. There was a car full of young kids behind me in a
crappy little Toyota. They couldn't keep up on the hills and around the
corners, so they would hell-bang it downhill to catch up. A cop came over
the crest of a hill up ahead, I immediately checked my speed, he did a
u-turn behind the Toyota, passed it and came after me. I pulled off the
highway onto a residential street, so he wrote the ticket for doing 85 mph
in a residential zone! I beat the ticket, but only because there were two
other people in the car at the time who went to traffic court with me. The
judge told us he didn't believe us, but since it was three of us against the
one cop, he didn't have a choice but to void the ticket. Basically called
us a bunch of liars!


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Bill S.

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Jul 4, 2003, 6:38:19 AM7/4/03
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If you were the one to get pulled over, then you were not driving smart.
The smart driver is the one to always keep a low profile, now matter
what speed he is driving at..........having put over 25,000 miles on the
three Cobras I have owned(this type):
http://www.bills2.us/contemporary1.jpg
I can tell you that driving is a high profile car such as this, one
which does not like cruising at the posted limits is not an easy
thing....However, I have yet to get a ticket, or even pulled over for
that matter.Why, because I always find "a mark" in which to follow at a
distance..............


Bill S.

Mike

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Jul 4, 2003, 6:41:21 AM7/4/03
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That cop was a jerk! There's no way he should have wrote you for
residential just because you turned into a neighborhood off the highway.
I've never seen a radar dector that was reliable enough to depend on. The
best way is to drive at or just below what the traffic around you is doing.
I've had one speeding ticket in almost forty years of driving, and that was
because I was showing out in front of some friends over thirty years ago in
town in a 30MPH speed zone. The fine was $21.00 and I've never got another
speeding ticket. If the traffic flow is running at 85 mph on the interstate,
I run around 83 mph, a couple of mph slower than the general flow. It's
worked for me for years!

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Mike

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Jul 4, 2003, 7:29:46 AM7/4/03
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If it works, it's illegal (felony illegal, not just misdemeanor illegal)
in every state and territory in the USA and in most foriegn countries! It
also violates federal law, not to mention what the FCC will do to you if
they catch you using it.

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Silver Stang

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Jul 4, 2003, 10:33:18 AM7/4/03
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same applies for a detector/jammer combo ?

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Sean

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Jul 4, 2003, 2:27:28 PM7/4/03
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Timing is everything. I just got a ticket an hour ago in Titusville
Fl (1st ticket in 8+ years). I was driving with the pack and in a
minivan full of kids. I made one mistake... I was bringing up the
rear. Motorcycle cop got me doing 54 in a 45 which will cost me $61
and 3 points. Nice cop and I'm old enough now not to 'hate cops', it
was definitely my fault. There is irony however in reading this
thread now. I can't complain though and you guys would give me hell
if I tried. I'm home, steps from the beach, beer chilling in the
frige, firework shows tonight... all's well that ends well. Happy
4th.

WindsorFox[SS]

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Jul 4, 2003, 9:21:57 PM7/4/03
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Kind of pricey for a door stop.

WindsorFox[SS]

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Jul 4, 2003, 9:23:08 PM7/4/03
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Silver Stang wrote:
> Thanks!!
>
> I will consider Valentine1 ... is that the best one for that price ?
> Last time I checked it was around 800 or something ....
>
> - SS
>

The V1 is definately the best detector for $400

Blue Gator

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Jul 5, 2003, 1:09:57 AM7/5/03
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With over 175,000 miles on the Mustang and at least another 65,000 miles on
my other cars in the last 13 years, I think I must be driving pretty damned
smart to have only been pulled over twice. Also, its tough to keep a low
profile when you're driving the only sporty car on the highway in a group of
family sedans. And with out of state plates, too.

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Bob WIllard

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Jul 5, 2003, 11:41:57 AM7/5/03
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Why buy one when you can build one cheaply? Here are the directions
supplied last May in this NG:

It is easy to make a passive RADAR jammer -- just do it right.
Currently, ~20% of police RADAR is X-band (10.525 GHz), ~60% is
K-band (24.150 GHz), and ~20% is Ka-band (33.4-36 GHz). But, new
purchases are mostly Ka-band to replace the original X-band.
So, if you want to build your own passive jammer, you want to
make sure it works for all three bands. Start with home-made
antennas made from 24- or 26-gauge solid copper wire, one per band:
7.24" for X-band, 3.16" for K-band, and 2.120" for Ka-band.
Wind each antenna around a dry "wishbone" frame, and insert in a
Marlboro cigarette-pack box with a 9V battery; make sure each half
of the wishbone makes good contact with a battery terminal. For
absolute best results, paint the Marlboro box in the colors of your
state's police cruisers, and use the wishbone from a turkey.

Cheaper than commercial units, works just as well, and never
needs new batteries.
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Cheers, Bob

Silver Stang

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Jul 5, 2003, 2:54:05 PM7/5/03
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haha thats awesome ... i had thought of that ... dunno if this works since I
am not a hardware engineer ...
however, I know a friend who wanted to build a radar detector ... and might
be interested in building one like this as well :-P

- SS

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SVTKate

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Jul 4, 2003, 10:05:26 AM7/4/03
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Once the cop sees the radar detector in your car, it's all over with.
I'ts gonna piss him off, and he IS going to write you a ticket, no chance in
hell of talking your way out of it.

They are using laser now days, you may want to check and see how it works on
that.

Kate

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Silver Stang

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Jul 6, 2003, 11:45:15 AM7/6/03
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true ... I think of detectors as an advanced warning in certain situations
....


Greg B.

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Jul 7, 2003, 3:03:20 AM7/7/03
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I use my 9-band Radar/Laser detector to tell me when to pull over. That
usually get a laugh or two from the state trooper. And that has what kept me
from actually getting a ticket. 9 written warnings and counting. :-D

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Silver Stang

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Jul 7, 2003, 8:28:51 AM7/7/03
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lol thats funny dude !
I once had a cop spare me with a warning because he saw 5 tickets and court
dates fall out of my dash board ...


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