Thanks for checking out the RMR-The Judge radar/laser detector/scrambler. I imagine you’re asking yourself one of three questions: Is this legal? Do they really work? And Why is
there so much trash talk on the internet?
Let’s address question #1. I invented a new technology called passive scrambling. In the past, when anyone wanted to build a jammer they always started with a transmitter. Then they modulated it (turned it on and off) at a rate to simulate the speed they wanted to send to the cops. I built a transmitter jammer in the late 70s and frequency shifted it to confuse the police radar. Transmitters are illegal and not allowed by the FCC.
With my new technology, I did not transmit any signal so it is completely legal. We take the incoming signal from the police radar and add some information to it that will
confuse the computer in the radar gun when it gets back to them. This makes your vehicle ‘invisible’ to radar and frustrates the FCC. As a result of our success in this field,
10 states have passed laws to ban our scramblers. This was an easy fix for our customers; we just added a kill switch to the scrambling portion and ‘Bingo1! it is now legal in those states.
Question #2 Does it really work? Rocky Mountain Radar is the pioneer in Radar Scrambling…in fact, we are the only ones on the planet that can offer it. You see, I invented the technology so no one else has ever been able to copy or duplicate it.
Back in the late 80’s I was working for a defense contractor in the Electronic Warfare Group. We designed all sorts of toys that gave us a tactical advantage on the battlefield.
This included everything from transmitter jammers, to detection systems that gave us missile warning to decoy systems that fooled the missiles into following the decoy instead of our aircraft.
So, I figured, why not do something similar for the car? We already know what kind of radar the cops have and we know the frequencies they are allowed to operate on. All I had to do was figure out a way to grab their signal and modify it in a way that messed with the ability to read speed. Cool…just like Generic Decoy system for the missiles! I had to make it cheaper though, I’m sure no one would pay $50,000 each for this protection.
My first attempt was a solid state repeater, but that was too expensive at the time. While testing it I noticed that I was getting really good scrambling on two of the bands without the amp. So I tweaked the design and optimized it for all three bands and came out with the first passive scrambler that made cars invisible to police radar. I knew no one would believe it so I hired a University of Colorado professor to back check my math and conduct lab and field tests…it worked! Back to the drawing board to optimize areas we found in the testing and it was ready for market.
We have now sold hundreds of thousands of radar scramblers across the world and have proven the technology. Only problem is I did not patent it but, like Coca Cola, kept it a trade secret. Not only could no one copy it, but they could not understand it. Like most humans that find something they do not understand, the detector companies hired shills to kill it in the press. 27 years later, we’re still plugging along with the same (refined) core technology. To this day, no one has succeeded in copying it. We’re a little scarred from battles with state AGs and the FCC but still alive and kicking. In fact, the FCC tested both units and declared them (under oath) 100% effective in a federal court case!
Question #3 Trash Talk: Like most humans that find something they do not understand or can’t copy, the detector companies hired shills to kill it in the public forum. If you check out the authors of almost all of the trash talk, you’ll find the same small cast of characters. The other interesting thing you’ll find is that they all make money from bad mouthing Rocky Mountain Radar.
This is a group of paid consultants, dealers (for competitor brands), board members and ‘independent’ testers that collect a fee for their test results. When your paycheck depends on the outcome of your testing of a competitor’s products, it tends to color your judgement just a bit. You see, BelTronics, Escort, Whistler, Cobra, Uniden and a host of other companies have all tried to duplicate the technology. Problem is, I use trade secrets instead of a patent where I would have to disclose everything, even the math. If you can’t copy them, then try to destroy their reputation.
How about a few FACTS?
No one can truly show you a test because first, you’re trying to prove (or disprove) a negative and secondly, the two units under test are in separate vehicles about 2 miles apart! It just is not possible to monitor both at once, so the tester has free reign on what he shows you. This means that a true test comes down to the credibility of the tester.
In 2009 the United States District Court, W.D. Texas, El Paso Division entered a judgement in the case of Rocky Mountain Radar v The Federal Communications Commission. Rocky Mountain Radar had sued the FCC for stating that the Passive Scrambler technology was actually a Transmitter. The FCC used the unreasonable logic that a device that changes the police frequency and reflects that changed signal back to the radar gun (like your car) is a transmitter. Using this logic, every moving object on the face of the planet is now a transmitter, according to the FCC’s new guidance! In the course of this trial, both parties provided test reports. In the Court’s ruling, the judge specifically addressed the FCC testing showing that they had conducted bench, lab and field testing. In every case the Federal Court determined the following:
“Once again, the placement of the devices in the vehicles caused the radar gun to cease functioning properly, and the radar gun was unable to track the vehicle’s speed. FCC’s RMRC450 Report 6; see also FCC’s RMRS201 Report 5. “
I think you’ll agree that the Federal Communications Commission has a lot more credibility than any other ‘tester’ that puts his stuff on the internet. So, if you are an independent thinker that can assess the facts, rather than the hyperbole, perhaps you are ready to try out this innovative technology?
Mike Churchman, President
I have owned every model released by this company since 2002. I have saved over $1500 in speeding tickets and probably over 3000 in additional auto insurance costs. So my ROI on all of the products I have purchased is over 2x my investment
I Have been using RMR scramblers for about 15 years, I drive 100 miles a day and pass by many speed traps, Knock on wood, ticket free for 15 years straight!! I just bought The Judge and I love it!! really does cut out those annoying false alarms caused from all of todays new car technologies.
I would like to Thank The Rocky Mountain Radar Team for making a great quality product!!!
I have also owned about every model sense I found rocky mountain radars before I owned escorts , Valentines which may I say they are way over priced and never did I trust their detector completely to stop me from getting a ticket. I only go 5to 10 miles over speeds and only where it is somewhat safe to do so but that that speed and sometimes faster I trust this detector 100% to give me the protection and time I need. Thanks for making a detector the average person can afford and you have a great group of employees that have always helped me even when it has come to giving me a little more money off the one I wanted
Just received “The Judge” in the mail this week… third RMR detector that I’ve owned, and have loved each one. I just moved the other one into another car. Great product from a cool place… I went to high school and a year of college in El Paso, and get back on occasion. Your products have saved me countless tickets, as I do have a bit of a heavy foot. Keep up the good work!
I received a post card from you with a special price on the Judge. It does not appear on your website. How can I order one?
There is a URL on the postcard that you can go to that will have the offer available there, or you can always call in at 915-587-0307 and we would be happy to take your order over the phone as well.
Personal car owners can use the device in their car without any legal implications. However, commercial vehicles, especially those weighing over 10,000 pounds, are banned from using these devices. Military bases and vehicles are also prohibited from using them. Even though radar detectors are legal to use, radar jammers are illegal, and you shouldn’t even think of owning them
So, I actually took the time to read the information located at the the link https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2409734/radar%C2%ADsolutions%C2%ADv%C2%ADus%C2%ADfed-communications-%C2%ADcomn/ as referenced in the article above. There is no question in my mind about if these devices work or not. I have been using the C450 since 2010. Loved it! When the speaker quit working, I hard wired another piezo and epoxied it to the top of the housing and kept on using it!
I have an Escort Passport 8500i X50 that I bought in 2007. The range on this device was impressive, and until the past year or so, it worked flawlessly. Now it doesn’t pick up on Lidar, and it falses on K band non-stop. I am looking at replacing the Passport with another RMR.
Back to the article. I read it, because if memory serves, Texas recently outlawed jammers? So I wanted to see if it is still legal to own and operate an RMR device. From what I just read, it is illegal to own or operate one of these? Can you clear this up? It seems that the courts sided with the FCC in labeling RMR devices as “Intentional Radiators”?
Also, I am looking at the Judge. Is that the only device offered now? Is it as effective?
I don’t see an answer from the post from August – Is this device legal in Texas?
I have a RMR older version- got pulled over and the cop just made up a speed higher than what I was actually going. Uggh.
The scrambler portion of the detector is illegal in Texas as long as that is deactivated. The detector is perfectly legal.
Love my judge. O yes it works