One of the latest scams that I have exposed is by a company based in Henderson, Nevada called RDR Enterprises. This company sells a product they call the "Super Stealth 9000" radar and laser jammer from their website.
I purchased one of their units and, upon inspecting the unit, I immediately recognized this unit as being a MRD-2000 radar detector manufactured by Microline Co. LTD based in South Korea.
This detector was one of many that I have tested, as early as 2003, during my Radar Detector Shoot-Outs.
Through my overseas contacts I learned that RDR Enterprises purchased 200 MRD-2000 radar detectors, and that Mircoline had not made any modifications to them to jam either radar or laser.
The Federal Communications Commission requires that all radar detectors, along with other electronic goods, sold within the USA be type accepted and certified by their department.
Once type accepted, the manufacturer is required to label their product with this certification code.
To sell such a product within the USA without this certification and/or the proper label is a federal crime under Section 2.803 of FCC Regulations.
I checked with the Federal Communications Commission, and neither the Microline MRD-2000 or the Super Stealth 9000 had been approved for sale or certification, nor was any product id issued.
Also, the Super Stealth 9000 did not have the required label.
During my testing of the Super Stealth 9000, I received constant false alerts from the detector in any vehicle I put it into.
The operator manual explains these constant false alerts this way:
In my attempt to rate the range and jamming capabilities of this unit, I took my arsenal of radar and laser guns and the Super Stealth 9000 to an old abandoned Air Force base located in the middle of the Arizona desert, miles away from anything that could cause a false alert.
However, even miles away from any other radio transmitting devices the Super Stealth 9000 continued false alerting and was unable to properly perform a range test.
With this unit on, and placed into a Ford Windstar van, I shot the Super Stealth 9000 with my Kustom Falcon K radar gun, Stalker Ka radar gun, MPH X band radar gun and my Stalker laser gun as the stealth-equipped vehicle approached from a starting distance of 1000 feet.
I was able to maintain a solid speed reading with all of the speed measurement devices throughout the tests and none were ever jammed by the Super Stealth 9000.
I then telephoned RDR Enterprises and spoke with Jay regarding the return of the Super Stealth 9000.
When I explained that I wanted to return the item and asked what he needed to do, Jay replied
I explained that what was sold was not a radar jammer but a product made by Microline.
I then related that the unit had been tested and these tests had found that it didn't work. As a result, we wanted to return their device.
If you purchased one of these devices I recommend that you consider doing the following:
My Seven Costly Mistakes Involving Radar Jammers
The following was provided to us by a client who related his experience with Rocky Mountain Radar and their scramblers/jammers.
I made a big mistake buying and relying on radar/laser detector/scrambler products. That's right, "products" is plural. I've purchased three systems, thus compounding my mistakes in the face of evidence that I was being foolish and spent loads of money.
Let me state my opinion clearly and unequivocally:
- • Radar Jammers did absolutely nothing to lower my risk of getting radar tickets.
- • Multiple independent reports confirm these products do not work.
I had three radar speeding tickets in two years, in spite of having the Phantom and later the 302 unit installed and on.
Bit by bit, I have poured $1600+ down the drain.
Today, I'm driving slower, with a top-of-the-line high performance radar detector (Escort 8500 x50), an active Blinder laser jammer that works, and higher vehicle insurance.
My Seven Costly Mistakes Involving Radar Jammer Products
When I first ran across the Phazer and Phantom passive radar "scramblers," I thought I had found secret technology to use against the police's speed radar guns to avoid tickets.
Unfortunately, I could find absolutely no independent test results or reviews on the web to confirm their effectiveness. The units were sold only through a few schlocky-looking e-commerce sites, where they quoted unnamed happy customers and comments from astonished radar experts, but no major car magazines.
Reputable electronics dealers and car magazines were silent about the products.
It was a reserved, well-kept secret, as secret weapons should be. Right?
So I bought a passive Phantom "radar scrambler."
Mistake #1 - approximately $300.
I'd used Bel and Escort Passport radar detectors for many years, dating back to the chunky original Cincinnati Microwave Escort.
I had developed effective habits for driving with a detector, and in recent years I had gotten, on average, no more than a ticket every 2-3 years.
At first, with the unit, I continued to drive using these instinctive habits. Eventually, I got bold about being out in front of traffic at speed.
"They can't stop what they can't see!" said the brochure and Rocky Mountain Radar’s FAQ pages.
I really wanted to believe, and a few incidents convinced me it worked.
But without the scrambler, I would have viewed those incidents as normal luck.
Every once in a while, people sail through what seems like a speed trap and don't get stopped, for any of a dozen different reasons. None of which have anything to do with their electronic gadgets.
Shortly after buying, I started getting postcards, offering to trade in my Phantom for the advanced Phantom II for about half price, I order the new unit.
The unit was said to be more powerful with greater range, and had some added accessories, better display and features, like laser detection.
I upgraded to the Phantom II.
Mistake #2 - approximately $250
Apple County episode one - (I'm not using real location names.)
One bright, clear day I was driving down a remote freeway two counties from home, enjoying the empty highway and sunshine. I was miles from nowhere, there wasn't another car in sight. Then, there was one brief (less than one second) Ka audio signal from the Phantom II as a patrol car crested the hill about 1000 feet away.
I made sure my speed was legal, well before we met.
But I was invisible, anyway. Right?
Mistake #3 - $105 Fine
The eager officer skidded to a halt, almost hit the jersey barrier trying to make an abrupt U-turn and catch me.
He wrote me at 13 over, meaning he had gotten a quick reading of my speed.
Rocky Mountain Radar responds -- I called the jammer company and confronted them with this data.
The girl who answered the phone listened impatiently to my questions and concerns.
Then, she explained that the officer hadn't gotten a reading, that he had lied about having me on radar.
She said they always pick an odd speed, to make it seem more plausible.
Had the trooper just luckily guessed my speed, and lied about having radar proof and violated my rights?
If so, maybe an attorney could find a flaw in the case and get me off the ticket. More on this in a moment...
Within a week, I got a postcard offering me an upgrade to the new 302 detector/scrambler with VG2 and VG3.
It finally added some of the missing features and detects bands commonly found in even the oldest and cheapest detectors.
The 302 was supposedly even more powerful at completely scrambling radar.
Mistake #4 - approximately $175
The laser trap -- One day I saw six or seven motorcycle troopers running a laser sting operation. They were raking in the dough, with troopers lined up in the median to chase speeders.
One operated the laser gun, and the next-in-line, with the black and white patrol car, chased each criminal down.
I turned around and pulled off on the shoulder, upstream, in plain sight of the operation.
I moved the 302 to a high position on my windshield, left it on, pointed directly at the laser gun, and watched, chuckling to myself.
My chuckles turned to frowns. Not only did the 302 never report the presence of the laser signals, it apparently had zero effect on the revenue operation in front of me.
I watched fast cars go past me, get clocked, and get chased down.
They were dropping like flies. My laser detector-jammer was mute and useless.
I went home and looked for an attorney to get me off the Apple County speeding ticket and to save my license, the one where they said the officer was lying.
The local attorneys turned out to be totally cowed by the county court.
I hired one who would take the case.
Mistake #5 - approximately a $500.00 check
He negotiated a deal wherein I paid double the fine to have the ticket dropped from my record after a year of good behavior.
How hard could it be to behave myself?
And besides, if I were to inadvertently let my speed creep up, I had the new 302, supposedly making me more invisible than ever.
Hummerville Incident - A year went by, with no tickets.
Then, as if to mark the anniversary, I got a ticket in a waterfront suburb of Seattle.
While driving to the town library, in heavy traffic, the radar detector sounded the usual false alarm.
False alerts were frequent with my Phantom and C302. I ignored it.
Mistake #6 - $152 fine
The motorcycle cop sauntered up to my window, radar gun in hand, and showed me my speed.
To this mistake add a $375 attorney fee.
Rocky Mountain Radar responds -- I called the jammer manufacturer and confronted them again with this new data.
The girl who answered the phone told me my problem: the unit was mounted too close to the hood. (It was mounted where the instructions suggested, just above the dash, about six inches above the level of the hood.)
She explained that the "mirage effect" of sunshine hitting my hood was interfering with the unit's ability to scramble radar.
I repeatedly asked, several different ways, for a clarification of how light waves interfere with K Band radar waves, when microwaves are hardly even in the same spectrum as visible light.
She repeated her explanation, obviously reading it from a script, because it never changed, except for her mounting frustration with me for not swallowing the line.
I asked to talk to a technician, who contradicted her, saying that the box should be mounted exactly where I had it.
But he would not address the conflicting information or the issue of "mirages."
Whether my 302 had ever scrambled radar was no longer of any concern to me.
I had two tickets in 13 months, with a radar scrambler operational on my windshield, and it had done absolutely nothing to protect me.
I was convinced this was nothing more than a cheap radar detector mixed with good old-fashioned snake oil.
Apple County episode two --
I really had to watch my speed now, in part because Apple County Court determined the 13+ months between tickets did not satisfy my 12-month good behavior requirement, and put the ticket on my record, anyway.
At least the 302 was still a functional radar detector.
Good radar detectors like my old Escort and Passport had provided adequate coverage all those years before the "scrambler."
I decided to keep the C302 in the car and use it as a radar detector, just not expect it to scramble anything.
Mistake #7 - $76 fine
Cruising down a country highway, in Apple County again, I passed from a 60 zone into a 50 zone, and Pop, another ticket.
The 302 warned me only when the oncoming trooper was about 700 feet away, not before.
The trooper told me he clocks every oncoming car, and that it's a common practice.
I know there were cars within a mile in front of me, because they had passed me moments before.
Their radar detectors obviously worked much better than my 302 radar "jammer."
They make the claim in radio commercials and in online and automotive magazine ads, that they are so confident in their product's effectiveness, that they include a free one year ticket rebate program, in which will pay any ticket you receive for one full year.
The catch is that so many restrictions apply with their "No more tickets rebate" you will never get a dime.
Even if you are lucky enough to meet all the obligations in their fine print, you will only get $100.00 back from your $300.00 purchase.
The Experts Speak -- I went back online to the web to look again for independent test reports on any radar jammer products, and I found plenty this time.
Reputable sources like Radar Roy agree with my experience - that the these devices are worthless for jamming, and inferior for detecting, either radar or laser.
Why is it they are still in business?
Because people are gullible, myself not the least among them.
Law enforcement is never going to go after this company, because they are doing them a favor.
Don't make the same shopping mistakes I made. Every reliable report I can find says radar/laser detectors/scramblers do not work, and I totally agree.
What's the answer?
Now that I have three tickets on my record, I've decided my only radar defense is to drive within the speed limit, but even that's not a sure thing.
My experience with certain officers and courts have shown me that the law is in their hands. You might have a great detector, you might have the ultimate jammer, you might even drive the speed limit.
But if they decide you're speeding, it's your word against theirs, and you'll be paying the fine.
As one attorney told me: "the judge always assumes the defendant's testimony is self-serving, and disregards it."
Another said of Apple County District Court: "The case is decided when the ticket is written."
Whatever happened to that ultimate weapon of speeding drivers, the CB radio?
It was so simple -- an ad hoc community of drivers anonymously helping each other -- and so effective!
On other note before we part... Safety is used as a justification for enforcing with radar, but speed traps are usually positioned on mundane stretches of open road across the USA.
Too many drivers slow down in dangerous areas, leaving the cops with no one to stop, which hurts revenues.
Thus the absence of a speed trap is not a sign that it's safe to drive fast.
Even at the speed limit, we drivers are responsible for our own safety. At higher speeds, the risk goes up, and the responsibility does not go down. Have fun, and watch out for yourself.
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Radar Roy’s $50,000 Challenge
If you feel that your passive jammer works and want to take me up on my $50,000 Challenge, here are the details:
$50,000 Passive Radar Challenge Details:
If you are a dealer and/or manufacturer of a passive radar/laser jamming device that works, Radar Roy will pay you $50,000!
The product(s) tested must be an electronic counter measure device, currently sold and marketed in the USA and advertised as a passive radar/ laser jammer and/or scrambler.
Currently, these devices include and are limited to:
- Rocky Mountain Radar TRAXX
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMRC495
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMRC435
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMRC435
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMRC475
- Rocky Mountain Radar Phantom-T
- Rocky Mountain Radar Phazer II
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-C430
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-C450
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-8DS
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-RS202
- Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-RS202D
- Super Stealth 9000
- Ninja G3 - Obliterator (Marketed in Australia)
Devices designed to send out its own jamming signal (active) are not included in this challenge.
The testing must be performed by active US law enforcement officers certified in police radar and laser enforcement.
These officers may be in "off duty status," but must perform the testing in uniform and with the written permission and/or with an off duty work permit from their respective agency.
The radar and laser guns used in testing must be on the approved radar/laser equipment list from the International Association of Chief's of Police.
Tests will be performed using X band, K band, Ka band, and Laser.
The device must jam all radar and laser bands.
The jamming range of the device must be at least 1000 feet of the radar/laser guns to a minimum distance of 100 feet.
The vehicles used in this test will be examined thoroughly prior to and after the test, to identify any tampering or the installation of any active laser/radar jamming equipment.
You agree to be video taped and photographed along with your equipment during the test and agree that these results will be posted on Radar Roy's Web sites and in local and national magazines and television broadcasts.
The loser will also agree to:
Pay any and all expenses of the test, including but not limited to: rental fees (testing vehicles, radar/laser equipment), airfare, and wages of police personnel, hotel fees.
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Active Radar Jammers
There was only one company that manufactured an active radar jammer in between 2001 and 2006 called the Scorpion Ultimate radar jammer which only jammed X and K bands.
I had an opportunity to obtain and test one of these models prior to the FCC shutting them down and the results were as follows:
Punch Through Phantom XP
Although the product was effective in jamming these two bands, it was completely useless in jamming the more popular Ka band.
Another problem with the unit is its tendency to fall out of frequency every couple months requiring you to send it back for recalibration.
However, the biggest problem with the unit is that using it is a federal crime, punishable by a $50,000 fine and 5-years in jail to manufacture, sell and/or to use.
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Laser Jamming Devices Overview
There are two basic types of laser jammers, active and passive.
Passive Laser Jammers:
Passive jammers claim that they can disrupt a police radar and/or laser signal by reflecting the signal back to the officers gun.
These passive devices do not work, and I’m so confident that they will fail in protecting you that I’m offering a $5000.00 reward to anyone that can show me a passive jammer that does work.
Active Laser Jammers:
Active laser jammers are VERY effective in jamming police laser.
Once an active laser jammer senses the presence of a police lidar beam it activates and sends out its own light beam, overpowering the police laser gun.
The theory can be explained this way: "I shine a hundred candle power flashlight at you and you respond by shinning a million candle power flashlight at me. Your more powerful flashlight washes out mine"
All quality active laser jammers are designed to mount in the grill area of your vehicle and some, like the Blinder HP-905, offer packages enabling front and rear protection.
As police target either the headlamps and/or front license plate you should consider models that have two or more heads that would mount between your headlamps and the license plate.
If you drive a larger vehicle such as full sized SUV, you should also consider a model that has four heads to provide the additional coverage.
There are several active laser jammers on the market today that I recommend, they include:
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- The Blinder HP-905
- The Laser Interceptor
- Escort’s Laser ShifterPro
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Radar Detector and Jammer Laws
Laws Regarding the use of Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers and Radar Jammers.
US Radar Detector Laws
The use of a radar detector in a passenger vehicles is legal in all states with the exception of Virginia, Washington DC and while driving on military bases.
The use of a radar detector in a Commercial Vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds is prohibited across the entire US, by title 49 of the US Department of Transportation.
Canadian Radar Detector Laws.
There are only three provinces that allow the use of radar detectors in passenger vehicles; they are Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
US Laser Jammer Laws
Laser is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and currently there are no federal laws prohibiting the use of laser jamming equipment to jam police radar for passenger vehicles.
However, some states have enacted their own laws and laser jammers are illegal in the following states: South Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee and Washington DC.
US Radar Jammer Laws
The use of any device to interfere with police radar transmissions is illegal in the USA and Canada.
Since 2006, I have offered a $50,000 reward to anyone that can show me a passive radar-jamming device that is marketed in the USA that actually works as advertised. For more information about my reward and for information about Rocky Mountain Radar, please visit www.RadarJammer.com.
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