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GPS jammer?

Post by ShayneThill » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:08 pm

Anyone installed GPS jammer ir remote control jammer for your vehicles?

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Post by jonyem » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:59 am

What the hell is a GPS jammer and why would you want one?
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:46 pm

jonyem wrote:What the hell is a GPS jammer and why would you want one?
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Post by JLT » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

My wife has a sort of built-in GPS jammer in her 2010 Corolla. The GPS unit kept dropping the signal. What's weird is that the same GPS (a Garmin Nuvi) works fine both in my bus and my Sienna. Of course, we traded units, and now the one I gave her (which worked fine in my cars) now screws up when installed in the Corolla. (And yes, it shows full charge in all the cars.)

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Post by tristessa » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:43 am

I've been thinking about installing a GPS *tracker*, what with the spate of mostly-Vanagon thefts that's been happening around Seattle this year, but not a jammer. Leaving aside the non-legality of a GPS jammer, it's too useful at times .. plus I'm not a paranoid conspiracy-theory wingnut.
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Post by jonyem » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:13 am

The original post made me think paranoid conspiracy-theory wing nut.
Now a tracker makes a lot of sense. I saw a while back that Just Kampers started selling a tracker because there's been a rise in bus theft in the UK.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:00 pm

jonyem wrote:The original post made me think paranoid conspiracy-theory wing nut.
Now a tracker makes a lot of sense. I saw a while back that Just Kampers started selling a tracker because there's been a rise in bus theft in the UK.
Do trackers send out a constant signal that savvy thieves could use to find the unit?
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 104,650 miles
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Post by tristessa » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Not really. The ones I've looked at use GSM cellular hardware for communication; you send an SMS to the phone number associated with the unit, it sends back GPS coordinates that you plug into a mapping program .. which should get you within 20 feet or so. Obviously it's dependent on A ) having the battery connected/charged and B ) having a cell signal, but it's a hell of an improvement over nothing.

Since you're going to be hiding the tracker someplace in the vehicle, it wouldn't be too much extra effort to stash a smallish backup battery along with it. Wire it to the electrical system through an isolator so it doesn't keep the rest of the car "on" with the main battery unhooked, just the tracker...
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