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Old 04-21-2004, 10:25 PM
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A cool thing about BIG powered cb's with linears is you can light florecent lights with it ! With my 1000 watt system I can light all the lights in the car wash bay by just talking into the mic !

A great story I herd : A guy was sitting in his truck ,in a truck stop , in the middle of the night when he saw the attendant walking across the lot carrying a whole case of 8 foot florecent bulbs . Sooooooo , he turns on his 1600 watt linear amplifier and says something as the guy walks by !!!!

The whole box of bulbs lit up like you turned on the switch !!!! The guy crapped himself , tossed the box on the ground ,and ran screaming like a ghost was after him !!!
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Wow-I knew those amplifiers gave you "crazy range" as I called it, but had no idea about the radiation?!?! No wonder all those friends of mine in North Carolina are nuts. I guess I should have figured that if you need a powered cb, dogs, and a 4 wheel drive truck to deer hunt you couldn't be right

On a side note - I had a Corvette where I used a handheld CB. Worthless. Even more worthless, is the fact that a real magnetic antenna will actually use the steel of the car as part of the antenna. Didn't work real well on the fiberglass Corvette. I bought one of those stick on "through the glass" antennas and with a loud SNAP lost it doing about 95mph in Louisiana. Just as well, because it really didn't help the handheld at all!
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Andy Buzz from Buzz Off alarms, a fellow OSO'er (Post#14) hooked me up with a great price on the new Escort 8500-X50.

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Great info guys... Thanks! Boot, you the man!

Because my car doesn't have a good place to mount a CB, I was looking at the Cobra CB 75 WX ST which is a remote mount CB. I was going to ebay one of these and get a Little Wil Wilson 36" mag mount. While doing my search on ebay I came across a handheld that was ending so I placed a bid. I ended up winning it for $4.02. The seller claims it works great and comes with a cig adapter. Okay, I know it's a pos, but I'll use it to "try" the CB thing and if I decide I want to use a CB I'll go with the Cobra I mentioned above and use the handheld for 2 car trips. Hell with shipping it came to $11.02... I'll give it a try for that amount.




I've done some research on the laser guns. Some of this info was stated earlier, but I'll give this out again since I've verified it. Your car color makes a difference, black is hard for the guns to read since it absorbs light while white is the most vulnerable to laser guns. Chrome also makes it easier for the guns to lock on the car. Anything that reflects light will make it easier to target. If you have a front license plate on your car that too will make it much easier for the cops to get a lock on you using laser guns, actually this is the best place for them to target (second being your headlights)... so if you can avoid not using a front plate you're better off. Another pointer is drive with your headlights on as others have mentioned. This will slightly shorten the range of the laser guns (some more than others). Obviously the larger your vehicle is the easier it is target and lock on. Below is what I found on the best of the laser jammers. I can't find any recent test comparisons (all are 2 or 3 years old) so I can only go by those results.

The Blinder M10 Twin had some problems jamming the newer anti-jam lasers like the Laser Atlanta. The company claims this has changed with the newer M20 model ($300-$350), but I cant find any independent testing to support their claim one way or the other. Also the M10/M20 only offers front protection, but the M40 ($600) offers front and back protection. While I like everything about the M20 model, I still don't feel comfortable taking the manufactures word that it now works against the newer guns... and for the $ the M20 is only front protection which adds to my decision to pass on this model.

The Escort Shifter ZR3 seems to work very well if not the best of the bunch. The biggest downfall I see to this product is its price, at $500+ it's pretty costly. But unlike the Blinder M10/M20, the ZR3 does come with a third transponder that attaches to your rear license plate to offer some rear protection. Reviews varied on the level of protection these rear units offer, but it seems to come down to the size and shape of the vehicle. Smaller cars were protected very well from the rear while vans were not quite as well protected.

Bel has two models out on the market. The Laserpro 904 and 905 and both offer front and rear protection. The 904 looks nearly identical to the Escort ZR3 but with a different head unit. One reviewer went as far to say it was the same identical system with a different display module. Test results showed similar results to the ZR3 so maybe they are the same system. The installation of the transponders is very critical to achieve optimal performance so maybe that would explain slightly different results between the Bel and Escort if they are indeed the same system. Anyway, the Bel 904 has been discontinued and replaced by the Bel 905. The difference between them is the 904 was designed to be a stand alone system, while the 905 is designed to be used through Bel's upper-end radar detectors... so unless you have a compatible Bel detector, the 905 will not work for you. The 904 and the 905 uses the exact same components, but the 905 lacks the display module. Here's the good news... while the 904 is no longer available through Bel, it is still widely available on the internet for $210-$250. The newer 905 goes for $350 or so.

It appears to me that the Bel Laserpro 904 is by far the best bang for the buck. I'm going to look for the best deal and give it a try. If anyone can point me to an independent comparison that shows another model works better for the money, please let me know.

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I travel about 200 miles a day for work. 90% is on the highways. I'm always doing 80-85 mph and I've already received a couple of tickets from my donut eating friends (sorry guys).
I try to make it a point to stay out of the left lane as much as possible.
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Well, you better come up with a cell phone jammer too because I regularily call in you lunatics who think you are mario andretti. I drive a lot more than you do and dont need you idiots speeding and passing in the right lane (the slow one) and weaving in and out of traffic. If you wanna go fast on the road, get in the passing lane and stay there.
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Well, you better come up with a cell phone jammer too because I regularily call in you lunatics who think you are mario andretti. I drive a lot more than you do and dont need you idiots speeding and passing in the right lane (the slow one) and weaving in and out of traffic. If you wanna go fast on the road, get in the passing lane and stay there.
Classy post. Thanks for your input.

BTW, I WISH people would learn to STAY OUT OFF THE LEFT LANE IF THEY ARE GOING SLOW!!!

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Your welcome, nothing personal, just thought Id remind everyone that all the radar and laser detectors and jammers wont protect you from the 80-90% of drivers who now have cell phones and immediate access to the authorities if they get pissed off.

And I agree, the slowpokes in the left lane are worse cause they force lane weaving and rear enders.

Im just amazed that Troutly didnt speak up on this one and let it pass.
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I don't think a phone call will get anyone pulled over unless the officer sees it.

Also the term fast lane means it is for fast cars. It doesn't mean one slow car can pass another.

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I use a Valentine One, however I never seem to get caught by radar or laser. My problem is all the slow pokes that ride in the left lane. Our fine state police refuse to enforce the keep right except to pass law, 3 point offense. Instead they stop everyone else for passing on the right, imporper passing. Last time I got caught the cop, in an unmarked car, was riding in the left lane behind someone that was doing 65. After a few miles I got pissed off, I was probably 10 cars back, so I got up to 95 and passed them all in the center lane.
He had me on speeding and improper passing. My PBA card got me out of everything, although he kept the card.
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Well, you better come up with a cell phone jammer too because I regularily call in you lunatics who think you are mario andretti. I drive a lot more than you do and dont need you idiots speeding and passing in the right lane (the slow one) and weaving in and out of traffic. If you wanna go fast on the road, get in the passing lane and stay there.
I'm sure the police are tripping over themselves to answer your important calls Seriously - just stay out of the left lane, let the rest of us go about our business and put your cell phone down. You'll be able to concentrate on your driving better with both hands on the wheel.

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