Stiff Penalties for Radar Jammers Users
Banned in 1997
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) banned the sale and use of radar jammers in December of 1997.
At the time an FCC spokesman said "the action sends a clear message to all manufactures that the FCC will strictly enforce its rules to prevent harmful interference to police radar.
If You Are Caught - It's Gonna' Cost Ya'!
This law covers both active and passive radar jammers.
If the FCC finds that you willfully and repeatedly interfere with radio signals by using a radar jammer, you could pay as much as $11,000 for each violation (up to a total of $75,000) and/or you could be sent to jail.
Both manufacturers and jammer owners are culpable.
FCC Finds Rocky Mountain Radar in Violation
In 1997, the FCC found Rocky Mountain Radar in violation of this chapter. Rocky Mountain Radar filed an appeal with Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and it was rejected.
However, this appeal has no enforcement teeth by the FCC.
Advertising Radar Jammers is Illegal
Radar jammer commercials can be heard today on radio stations governed by the same federal agency that declared them illegal, the FCC. According to he United States Code, you may not publicly advertise an illegal product.
Many States Now Ban Radar Jammers
Several states have promulgated bans on radar jammers. These states include California, Utah, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Minnesota.
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