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Anonymous
 
are these detectors illegal? i'm not sure and am new to this. if they are illegal, wouldn't it be dumb to mount them right in front on the dashboard? where else can you mount the detector if you want to hide the unit?
 

randomname
Unregistered guest
No- they are only illegal in Virginia., Mounting it on the dash is necessary for decent sensitivity.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 2687
Registered: Dec-03
Va, DC, Ct I believe.. they are illegal in a few states. Laws on radar decection vary state to state.
check with your local police for specifics, or check the net.
 

Silver Member
Username: Vipersbyms

Post Number: 149
Registered: Apr-04
nope your wrong. illegal in DC and virginia only, and in trucks over 10,000 lbs in all states. illegal to mount on front window, as it is an obstruction of view. most likely will not get a ticket for it, but it is a law.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 2979
Registered: Dec-03
http://www.afn.org/~afn09444/scanlaws/radar4.html

I was right, actually. Ct just repealed the law in 98.
 

Silver Member
Username: Vipersbyms

Post Number: 152
Registered: Apr-04
yea, aka you are wrong, last I checked its 2004. you just can't admit when you're wrong.
 

Silver Member
Username: Vipersbyms

Post Number: 153
Registered: Apr-04
seems to me that someone that has not only owned all the top of the line detectors, but also has sold them would know all the laws and restrictions on them. guess not.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 3009
Registered: Dec-03
why would I care about the laws of states I don't live in?
you're just trying to be an assmunch.
go elsewhere with your childish drama, kiddo.

are you even old enough to drive yet?
 

don'tcare
Unregistered guest
seems to me that people who have lives wouldn't post over 3,000 messages on some web page. especially when you're in your 30's. some person you turned out to be huh? always wondered what happened to "those" kids in highschool.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 3023
Registered: Dec-03
I own a half million dollar house and a car valued in the six figure range.
you?

didn't think so punkass.
 

don'tcare
Unregistered guest
i won't even get into that, because its not worth my time. if you think you're the greatest person that ever lived, then thats great.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 3037
Registered: Dec-03
not at all. we all have our faults.
I am however, content in my life, and that is all that really matters.

I hope you're content in yours as well.
I'm self employed, which leaves me enough time to enjoy my hobbies like car audio, and trying to give back to the community.
If my time spent here helps others, it's worth the time spent.
 

CBNewbie
Unregistered guest
Sorry this has nothing to do with Radar but it is the closest forum I could find on here and hopefully someone with CB radio experience can point me in the right direction.

Hi, well I might as well start out by saying I am a newbie to the CB world so please excuse the basic questions, I just want to make sure I get the right rig for what I wan to do with it. I use CB basically to listen most of the time, for warnings from the trucks as far as cops and traffic hazards. I hardly ever talk unless I really have something to say or a reply to someone that talks to me first. That being said, I want to be heard when I talk, so I am interested in some info either on some type of amp or perhaps one of the 10 meter "export" models. I like having the NOAA weather channels, so I was looking at the Midland 77-120 ESP or the Cobra 18 WX18 II.

If I go with one of these, what is the "peak and tune" that I see on some of the CB web sites? Does it increase watts output or do I need a separate amp to do that?

My other question is, I just started finding out and doing some research on these "export models" and I really like the looks of the Magnum 257, but the freqs are not for CB, can this be done with a mod? What about the weather freqs? And if so, I guess I would not need a separate amp since these put out about 30 watts from what I can tell.


Any advise anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. Getting ready to take a 1000 mile trip in July and need something by then. Price wise I am not cheap but don't have all the money in the world either, hopefully not going to spend more than 200 bucks or so ( I found one site that has a refurb Magnum for 169)

Thanks

Mike
 

glass????
Unregistered guest
Glass not trying to be a smartass are anything but a 1988 ford festiva lx and a 1994 jeep grand cherokee isn't in the 6 digit range. and it doesn't really look like you live in a 500000 dollar neighborhood either.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 3231
Registered: Dec-03
The house is 7,350sq feet of floor space, on lakefront property with several acres of land.
The only reason this house is actually as low a value, is due to location. If I had the same place in a more populated urban area, it'd be worth several times what it is.

The Festiva I got rid of back in 96. The jeep is the daily driver. The expensive car is the all original 1966 426 hemi dodge charger that doesn't go out on the road very often. If you're going to base judgements on the information from my webpage, you may want to look around the site a little more thoroughly.

 

Anonymous
 
aw sweet. you got a nice azz car that 1966 hemi. anyway wasn't trying to be a smartass like I said just wondering. sounds like a really nice house too. anyway thank you for helping us when we have problems.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 3246
Registered: Dec-03
the charger doesn't have any big audio system in it so I don't mention it much here.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Goodstang

Long Island, NY USA

Post Number: 45
Registered: Jun-04
hey, glasswolf, whoever you are, i think you're tips/advice on this site is very helpful. you could probly charge a fee, and make a million bucks off the help you give. but you dont. im sure you take posts as those above with a grain of salt, but just in case they get to you every once in a while, know that there are probably 1000 people on this site who are thankful of your advice for every one asqhole that gets threw the cracks.
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 4283
Registered: Dec-03
I was a pro installer for quite a while. Now I just do it as a hobby, and like to help out when and where I can. I can't take the knowledge with me, so if I can pass it along, then good. I hope it helps.
thanks for the words. I appreciate it.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Inprogress

Post Number: 39
Registered: Jul-04
I have been a member for a week and glass u have already helped me out alot thanks
 

Bronze Member
Username: Ffxdevilarms

Post Number: 36
Registered: Jul-04
I live in Iowa and i could be completely wrong when i say this, but i do think that they are illegal in Iowa.
 

Anonymous
 
yeah i live in iowa too and own a radar detector but every website i goto says not regulated and that just jammers are illigal so if someone knows plz tell me
 

Silver Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 168
Registered: Nov-04
Hey GlassWolf I agree, that's why I'm trying to be as helpful as possible. And all those that pick fights, just remember we're providing free help.
 

Anonymous
 
In New York it's illegal to have a radar detector in a commercial vehicle weighing more than 18,000 pounds.
 

Silver Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 175
Registered: Nov-04
Anyone have a radar detector that actually work in Canada? It seems the cops here have the latest toys. I used to have Escort 8500 but it never really worked againgst the new laser. Sure if a cop had one of those old radar it beeped, but there's hardly any of that here.
For once I'd like to find a radar detector company that only makes it for consumers not both.
 

MDRT
Unregistered guest
This message is for GlassWolf and "Annonymous" - Would you both please just shut the hell up?! You are both acting like a couple of sniveling babies.

Is the Rocky Mountain Radar Detector and Jammer legal in Iowa, or isn't it? I don't really expect to find out the real answer, so please spare me the otehr unnecessary bullshit, if you don't.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sony224422

Deep River, CT US

Post Number: 199
Registered: Dec-04
I just wanted to say that radar detectors in CT aren't illegal.. i have one and they sell them everywhere around here. My girlfriends dad is a state trooper and he has one in his car..
 

Bronze Member
Username: Mixmastaspig

Oknagan, B.C Canada

Post Number: 78
Registered: Sep-05
I thought they were illegal in alberta as well?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 10580
Registered: Dec-03
MDRT, you're an idiot. thank you. that is all.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 4455
Registered: Nov-04
GW, that was a long delay. I think MDRT disappeared.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 10592
Registered: Dec-03
shows ya his ranking in my scheme of importance.
I had to walk my goldfish first.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 4459
Registered: Nov-04
Ha ha.
 

Anonymous
 
I think Glass Wolf should buy a Phazer passive jammer and use it religiously on his way from his half McMillion dollar Mchome to McDonald's in his six figure car because THAT's what America is all about, overmortgaged, overfinanced, overweight, but you still get a ticket for driving 80mph on an interstate.
 

Silver Member
Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 949
Registered: Jun-05
its funny glasses posts go from like 2600-his 10500 in this thread and isaacs also lol
 

Gold Member
Username: Tjmutlow

Post Number: 1682
Registered: Sep-05
i was riding with a friend, and his detector was under the front seat unhooked, the police impounded the unit, even though unhooked. We were told it can not be in the car at all, not even in trunk unhooked....I live in VA...
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 7270
Registered: Jul-05
lol, that sux
 

Gold Member
Username: Matt12490

Benicia, California USA

Post Number: 1059
Registered: May-05
what are these radar detectors??? anyone have a link to one
 

Silver Member
Username: Ftalife

Post Number: 251
Registered: Jul-06
Radar detectors detect the police radar. lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Ftalife

Post Number: 252
Registered: Jul-06
search the internet for radar detectors and you'll have as many links as you need.
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9262
Registered: Dec-03
You think???
 

Silver Member
Username: Ftalife

Post Number: 253
Registered: Jul-06
Radar detectors are not illegal.
 

Silver Member
Username: Ftalife

Post Number: 254
Registered: Jul-06
Radar jammers are illegal but so is speeding lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9265
Registered: Dec-03
In some states they are, so don't give the wrong information.
 

Gold Member
Username: Touche6784

USA

Post Number: 1092
Registered: Nov-04
radar jamming is a federal offence and can be punished with a couple years jail time. berny you are thinking of laser jamming which is legal in 90% of the US. radar detectors are illegal in a number of states including virginia, DC and i think ohio or something. Conneticut just recently had their law repealed. it is only a rumor that radar jammers active and passive are available for citizen consumers. stop being a jackass Fta and get your bs back to the DSS section. stop spreading pointless information.
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9334
Registered: Dec-03
I was referring to radar detectors.
 

Gold Member
Username: Touche6784

USA

Post Number: 1093
Registered: Nov-04
sorry berny. too many posts from the fruitcake to go on. i assumed you were commenting on the last comment.
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9358
Registered: Dec-03
No worries, man!
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