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Post by MightyMo » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 19:53 PM

I realize the FCC has a 4 watt limit, but I also know most people run power. I'm slightly considering adding extra power to my rig, but I don't want to worry about being the only one in the history of ever to get busted. Have any of you been pulled over by police and had them say anything about your rig? I know it's not in their jurisdiction, but I assume they could report it to the FCC easy enough.


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Post by bluemeanie » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 20:38 PM

Unless your rig is so incredibly dirty as you run in on their communications and the neighbor doesn't turn you into Uncle Charlie for sitting in the driveway running in on the TV or phone no one will ever know. I know this from personal experience and at least my complaints were directed to me not officials. So as long as you don't run a huge splatterbox no one will no or care. Just my opinion, that and 5 bucks will get you a cup of coffee in most a American restaurants.
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Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 21:01 PM

If your pulled over by the Police, and they say anything about the fact your running illegal power on a CB Radio...You will be the first person in History to have this happen...

Now it is possible to get pulled over by the Police for talking on a CB radio in a school zone. I have a local here that got ticketed for that. But when he went to court over the ticket, the judge threw it out.

Running illegal power with a CB Radio is so far down the list of things to worry about getting busted for, it's not even funny.

However. If your being a jerk with the radio, like sitting in a fast food line, bleeding all over the stores intercom with your radio or running so much power with a splatter-box radio that you bleed onto Police frequency's or some airport frequency's, then you may have a problem.
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Post by Radar-DLDN » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 22:11 PM

I have heard of hams amd CB'ers being questioned for parking in a public place and talking on the radio for a while. I have heard of a ham who is big in to EmComm getting pulled over for having strobe flashers in his back window. But I have never heard of anyone having trouble for just using power in the CB band.

The only times you might find yourself in trouble is if you are making threats or transmitting outside the band. If you go north of 28Mhz you are treading in dangerous territory (hams love a good fox hunt) but nobody really cares what you do on channel 6.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 22:38 PM

Local authorities don't have any jurisdiction over communication except for the cell phone/texting law but if you are running gobs of power and making the vehicles lights flashing/strobing then they could pull you over for a mechanical citation and if the officer was a real **** he could send a letter to the FCC but it would be years before they would get around to investigating it. In my younger days I would tape a florescent tube to my antenna and light it up all over town, never was bothered.

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Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 23:16 PM

only jurisdiction the police have is to respond to a local complaint when you mess with bleeding over into tv's or bleed into PA systems etc. they will investigate a complaint from locals. that is the only thing they will respond to. I had police come to my house one time because I was bleeding on a persons tv which back in the late 70's RCA tv's were bad about being bad about not having good rejection and I would bleed on there TV. I put a filter on the TV and all was good after that. actually the only reason the police said why they responded to it was the guy kept calling them about bleed over from me.

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Post by 543FtWorth » Wednesday, 02 March 2016, 6:54 AM

As long as you aren't being a nuisance you have nothing to worry about. Even if you are being a nuisance you don't have much to worry about unless they're are some crazy vigilante CBers that pin your coax.

I believe this gave some local authorities jurisdiction back in 2000 didn't it? I've never heard of this being used though.

http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2000-12-01


==>PRESIDENT SIGNS CB ENFORCEMENT BILL

President Bill Clinton has signed legislation that permits the enforcement
of certain FCC Citizens Band regulations by state and local governments.
Amateur Radio operators are exempt from the provisions of the law, now PL
106-521.

Congressional lawmakers saw the measure as a way to give a voice to those
experiencing radio frequency interference resulting from illegal CB radio
operation. The FCC will not yield its authority to regulate Citizens Band or
other radio services, however.

In short, the measure authorizes states and localities to enact laws that
prohibit the use of unauthorized CB equipment--consistent with FCC
regulations. This would include the use of high-power linear amplifiers or
equipment that was not FCC-certificated.

FCC-licensed stations in any radio service--including the Amateur
Service--are excluded from such state or local enforcement, and state or
local laws enacted under this legislation must identify this exemption.

The bill--HR.2346 is the House version; it was S.2767 in the
Senate--actually is the old Senate "Feingold bill" from several sessions
ago. The bill's sponsor, Rep Vernon Ehlers of Michigan says local hams asked
him to support the bill because of the bad rap they were getting from
illegal CBers using high-power linear amplifiers that resulted in TV and
telephone interference while the CBers involved hid behind federal
preemption.

As did Feingold before him, Ehlers asked the ARRL to review his measure to
ensure that it would not unintentionally harm Amateur Radio.

A copy of the new legislation is available on the ARRL Web site at
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Post by MDYoungblood » Wednesday, 02 March 2016, 12:03 PM

Hmm, interesting find 543, this is how the law reads, I'm leaving it in pdf form if someone wants to copy it.

http://uscode.house.gov/statutes/pl/106/521.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by milkman21218 » Wednesday, 02 March 2016, 19:19 PM

Some of you may remember the passing of this Bill in Delaware.


Jul 7, 2010 posted by: Dan Gaffney WGMD Host

Delaware First State in the Nation to Outlaw CB radios?


Note this message from the State House of Representatives about the new cell phone ban including CB radios! Truckers across America should be outraged!

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I heard you mention on today’s show that the exemptions to the ban on the use of hand-held cell phones by motorists covered CB radios. That is not the case. HAM radio operators, and people using two-way radios for business and government purposes, are exempted from the new law (see Week in Review story below). However, CB radio operators are not part of these excluded groups.





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In the closing days of the 2010 legislative session, lawmakers took quick action to exempt some mobile two-way radios from a pending law that would have barred their use by motorists.

Legislation recently signed into law by the governor (HS 1 for HB 229) will prohibit Delaware drivers from using hand-held cell phones or other electronic devices to hold conversations, send text-messages, or access the Internet. The legislation will also outlaw the use of two-way radios in moving vehicles.

A bill (HB 494 w/ HA1) sponsored by State Rep. Ruth Briggs King (R-Georgetown) carves out an exemption from the radio ban for “FCC-licensed amateur radio operators.”

“I tried to amend the original bill to address this, but it failed on a vote of 19 to 20,” Rep. King said. “I know these men and women perform a really important public service especially in times of crisis, such as the severe storms we had this past winter. The second time around, more legislators had a better handle on this issue and the measure passed. I was really glad to get this done.”

State House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth Beach) successfully sponsored a complimentary measure (HB 493) to exempt two-way radios used by delivery and service trucks as well as those utilized by state workers. Rep. Schwartzkopf said while police and first responders were excluded from the original ban, he was embarrassed to admit that he forgot transportation workers and others still use the dated, but proven, technology.

The owners and operators of Citizens’ Band (CB) radios, however, are out of luck. After the ban on mobile devices takes effect in early 2011, drivers using CBs, hand-held cell phones, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) will face penalties. First-time offenders will be hit with a $50 fine, while repeat violators will face a penalty of between $100 and $200.

Delaware will be breaking new ground when the law is implemented. No other state in the country prohibits motorists from using CB radios installed in their vehicles.

On the issue of hand-held cell phones, the First State will actually be the seventh state to enforce the prohibition on motorists. It’s already illegal for drivers to use the devices in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington, as it is in the Delaware municipalities of Wilmington and Elsmere.

Additionally, 25 states have enacted laws prohibiting texting while driving.

Supporters of the Delaware law point to the increased distraction caused by cell phone use and the hazard impaired drivers posed to their fellow motorists and pedestrians.

Last year, the National Safety Council (NSC) called for motorists to stop using cell phones and messaging devices while driving. Additionally, the NSC urged governors and legislators in all 50 states to enact laws banning it. Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the NSC, noted that some studies show talking on a cell phone puts drivers at a four times greater risk of a crash.

Gov. Jack Markell signed all three bills into law at a ceremony July 6th at the AAA Mid-Atlantic headquarters in Wilmington.
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Post by army1975 » Wednesday, 02 March 2016, 22:31 PM

nope, but I knowed where and when not to use it. :cheers:
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Post by PA629 » Thursday, 03 March 2016, 16:49 PM

jessejamesdallas wrote:If your pulled over by the Police, and they say anything about the fact your running illegal power on a CB Radio...You will be the first person in History to have this happen...

Now it is possible to get pulled over by the Police for talking on a CB radio in a school zone. I have a local here that got ticketed for that. But when he went to court over the ticket, the judge threw it out.

Running illegal power with a CB Radio is so far down the list of things to worry about getting busted for, it's not even funny.

However. If your being a jerk with the radio, like sitting in a fast food line, bleeding all over the stores intercom with your radio or running so much power with a splatter-box radio that you bleed onto Police frequency's or some airport frequency's, then you may have a problem.

Are you suggesting that IF someone were to sit in a parking lot (let's say, ohhh, Walmart maybe....) which is alongside an antiquated McDonalds with an antiquated PA/intercom system and fire up their 2 pill or 4 pill amp (depending on which vehicle they were driving that day) and announce at lunch and dinner times that you should try the Special of the Day, Rat McBurger and Rat-fries, that the Mickey D's MIGHT not be overly pleased at your helpfulness? :confused: Hmmmmm, didn't know that......good thing that was never done then, huh? :icon_e_wink: Probably just one of those urban legends.

The equally outdated Burger King across the street probably wouldn't have appreciated help in selling their Flame-broiled Pigeon Nuggets from a car in their lot then either, huh? :icon_e_surprised:
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Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 03 March 2016, 17:22 PM

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jessejamesdallas wrote:If your pulled over by the Police, and they say anything about the fact your running illegal power on a CB Radio...You will be the first person in History to have this happen...

Now it is possible to get pulled over by the Police for talking on a CB radio in a school zone. I have a local here that got ticketed for that. But when he went to court over the ticket, the judge threw it out.

Running illegal power with a CB Radio is so far down the list of things to worry about getting busted for, it's not even funny.

However. If your being a jerk with the radio, like sitting in a fast food line, bleeding all over the stores intercom with your radio or running so much power with a splatter-box radio that you bleed onto Police frequency's or some airport frequency's, then you may have a problem.

Are you suggesting that IF someone were to sit in a parking lot (let's say, ohhh, Walmart maybe....) which is alongside an antiquated McDonalds with an antiquated PA/intercom system and fire up their 2 pill or 4 pill amp (depending on which vehicle they were driving that day) and announce at lunch and dinner times that you should try the Special of the Day, Rat McBurger and Rat-fries, that the Mickey D's MIGHT not be overly pleased at your helpfulness? :confused: Hmmmmm, didn't know that......good thing that was never done then, huh? :icon_e_wink: Probably just one of those urban legends.

The equally outdated Burger King across the street probably wouldn't have appreciated help in selling their Flame-broiled Pigeon Nuggets from a car in their lot then either, huh? :icon_e_surprised:
I know...It's a stretch that they may get upset with you trying to help them out with FREE advertising, but ya never know...

I do know for a fact, that if you sit in the Taco Bell drive-threw and hit the "moaning Jane/ Tarzan yell" noise-toy too much it tends to upset some of the guests trying to eat their tacos inside with their kid-o's! :mrgreen:
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Post by milkman21218 » Thursday, 03 March 2016, 21:54 PM

When Reily was running the FCC Enforcement he told us at our Ham radio club that this bill does just that. It gives all of the Police/ Law enforcement in America authority over CB radio. But not Amateur radio. And I do know that in Maryland the State Police DO enforce CB radio laws on Truck Drivers. If you would cross the scales or any D.O.T. inspection. And they would see a Export/10 meter/Ham radio or an Amp without a License you would be hit with a $7,500 fine. We had several of our Drivers knocked off. That's what made me get my ticket. So you can think what you want. They can ticket a CB operator! Thanks to Mr. Hillary.
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milkman21218 wrote:When Reily was running the FCC Enforcement he told us at our Ham radio club that this bill does just that. It gives all of the Police/ Law enforcement in America authority over CB radio. But not Amateur radio. And I do know that in Maryland the State Police DO enforce CB radio laws on Truck Drivers. If you would cross the scales or any D.O.T. inspection. And they would see a Export/10 meter/Ham radio or an Amp without a License you would be hit with a $7,500 fine. We had several of our Drivers knocked off. That's what made me get my ticket. So you can think what you want. They can ticket a CB operator! Thanks to Mr. Hillary.
Doesn't make any since...I can own a HAM radio, or export, I can even drive around with it in my car with it sitting on the dash...There's no law anywhere That I know of that says you have to have a license to own or be in possession of a HAM radio without a HAM license...

To operate the radio and talk on it maybe a different story, but just to have one in your possession without a license is not against any law...Last I checked, a HAM radio did not require a open-carry permit.
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Post by 543FtWorth » Friday, 04 March 2016, 17:19 PM

A ham radio does not require a permit. Those export radios on the FCC black list are kind of a grey area. I remember a lot of truckers getting sacred of getting caught at a weigh station with an export...maybe it was just the hams trying to scare us. :lol: In 2016 I can't see a reason for anyone would have to worry about this anyway. If they are worried, they can get a ham ticket, an HF radio that covers 11 meters and a big amplifier. The noise toys and echo will have to be put in one of those toy boxes and connected via the mic socket. :twisted:

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Post by milkman21218 » Friday, 04 March 2016, 17:39 PM

We had several of our Drivers with Galaxies get fined $7,500. And I remember UPS telling it's Drivers to remove all Export radios and Amps. Because of a letter from the FCC. I use to run a RCI-2950, President Lincoln or Galaxy DX-99. So I became a Ham. Hoping to get around the law if asked if I have a license to use that radio. We also have a local Ham who hauled fuel for the State Police. When one of the Trooper saw his Yaesu he started writing out a ticket. Saying that he could not have that radio in his truck. He asked the Trooper why not? Trooper says because you need a license. My buddy says the Cop was very upset when he pulled his license out.
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Sounds like a story Donald Trump would come up with.
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Post by bluemeanie » Friday, 04 March 2016, 20:19 PM

Well I'm not trying to pick a fight or wind somebody up on purpose. OK, here we have a state trooper or DOT IE weigh station employee that is trained in the laws of state and federal TRANSPORTATION laws. In their opinion overworked and underpaid and out of the blue issuing a summons for a FCC federal government regulation. I just find really hard to believe it. So if somebody wouldn't mind please post a copy of a summons that was issued to anyone from a state trooper that shows the paragraph and sub paragraph of FCC regulation that was violated by any trucker anywhere at anytime. Because just saying they payed a fine. What somebody reeled out a card reader and swiped a credit card. Like any other summons there are court dates and dockets to be dealt with. I am well aware that the FCC comes to call on people from time to time most generally responding to repeated complaints. To sum up this little rant of mine, I'm from Missouri... Show Me.
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jessejamesdallas wrote:
milkman21218 wrote:When Reily was running the FCC Enforcement he told us at our Ham radio club that this bill does just that. It gives all of the Police/ Law enforcement in America authority over CB radio. But not Amateur radio. And I do know that in Maryland the State Police DO enforce CB radio laws on Truck Drivers. If you would cross the scales or any D.O.T. inspection. And they would see a Export/10 meter/Ham radio or an Amp without a License you would be hit with a $7,500 fine. We had several of our Drivers knocked off. That's what made me get my ticket. So you can think what you want. They can ticket a CB operator! Thanks to Mr. Hillary.
Doesn't make any since...I can own a HAM radio, or export, I can even drive around with it in my car with it sitting on the dash...There's no law anywhere That I know of that says you have to have a license to own or be in possession of a HAM radio without a HAM license...

To operate the radio and talk on it maybe a different story, but just to have one in your possession without a license is not against any law...Last I checked, a HAM radio did not require a open-carry permit.
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Post by 543FtWorth » Friday, 04 March 2016, 22:33 PM

Drivers are known to tell a fishing story from time to time so I haven't taken a lot of this too seriously. About 10 years ago I had a driver telling me about his RCI 2970 and how many channels it had. He told me his wife keyed up on an illegal frequency and shortly after some black SUV's started driving around the truck stop. Luckily they managed to get out of there before they were caught.

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543FtWorth wrote:Drivers are known to tell a fishing story from time to time so I haven't taken a lot of this too seriously. About 10 years ago I had a driver telling me about his RCI 2970 and how many channels it had. He told me his wife keyed up on an illegal frequency and shortly after some black SUV's started driving around the truck stop. Luckily they managed to get out of there before they were caught.
Exactly. I wish I had a dollar for every CB fish-story I've herd over the years...Or better yet, I should have written them all down, and sold them to FOX to make a TV Movie of the week out of! lol :cheers:
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Post by silvereagle1 » Saturday, 05 March 2016, 9:09 AM

You would be surprised to know this little fact. Most police officers have no clue what that little amp is. Some don't even know what frequency they are talking on themselves on their public safety communication service system. Laws are different for truck drivers though. Maybe it's "company enforced rules" more than laws I don't know.
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Post by 772 alberta » Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 15:30 PM

Never, they think it's just a silly cber. But here's one for you: pulled up to the front of the bank and forgot the amp was on and every time I keyed up the automatic doors would open.
Another time I was picking up some cheaper gas out of town so figured that I would drive out to the lake about 8 pm or so skip still rolling good, pulled over in the middle of nowhere ( no qrm) amp on and having fun in the pickup killing time before I know it I am getting lit up by the cops. So they come to the window and ask me what I am doing out here. While this is priceless, I said I was shot skip. The looks on there faces, still laugh thinking about it.not a clue. They didnt know if I was putting a needle in my arm or shooting my dog skip or a buddy. So I had to explain shooting skip. Oh ok they said still not getting it,they turned around left. I think they where thinking I was dumping garbage or poaching. Thats one for the history book.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 17:14 PM

772 alberta wrote:Never, they think it's just a silly cber. But here's one for you: pulled up to the front of the bank and forgot the amp was on and every time I keyed up the automatic doors would open.
Another time I was picking up some cheaper gas out of town so figured that I would drive out to the lake about 8 pm or so skip still rolling good, pulled over in the middle of nowhere ( no qrm) amp on and having fun in the pickup killing time before I know it I am getting lit up by the cops. So they come to the window and ask me what I am doing out here. While this is priceless, I said I was shot skip. The looks on there faces, still laugh thinking about it.not a clue. They didnt know if I was putting a needle in my arm or shooting my dog skip or a buddy. So I had to explain shooting skip. Oh ok they said still not getting it,they turned around left. I think they where thinking I was dumping garbage or poaching. Thats one for the history book.
Better be careful running a amp around banks, specially after-hours. I set off the alarm system at my bank by sitting in the parking lot "shooting skip"...Had half a dozen cops surround me, and yanking me out of the Suburban, wanting to know "who else was with me"...

Naturally I played dumb and just told them I had stopped in the parking lot to talk to one of my buddy's on the radio...I instantly knew the Amp had set off the alarm, but I wasn't about to admit to it...After a few minutes they let me go after running my drivers license and plates... Could have got ugly real quick if one of the rookies decided to go Rambo on me. :icon_e_surprised:
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Re: Police ever bother you about amp?

Post by Bombero » Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 7:25 AM

Hey..

I know I've placed an order or 2 from the parking lot near Sonic...and came over the PA at a local Taco shop.

And that's without the RM Italy.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 24 March 2016, 8:54 AM

Heaven forbid if your around a church on Sunday's, I limit my QSO's to after 3PM there, I already have problems with "Mother Nature" ,, don't want "the man upstairs" angry too!! :icon_e_smile:

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Re: Police ever bother you about amp?

Post by 772 alberta » Thursday, 24 March 2016, 18:18 PM

A ham buddy of mine lived across the road from a elementary school and his antennas were low and out of sight he talked lots during the day for years with the same set up. Then a week went by of not hearing him on the air,so I had to go check on him. That's when he informed me that he was coming across the PA system at the school. Thats with it off. I am sure the school must of just loved him.

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Post by silvereagle1 » Monday, 28 March 2016, 6:22 AM

The first amp I ever had bled on everything. It would come in on pay phones bad. I was young and thought it was funny at the time so whenever I saw anyone on a pay phone I would say " please deposit 25 cents" and whoever was on the phone would always start digging in their pockets for change. It would set off certain types of car alarms too. That was also funny to an 18 year old kid. I was run out of the parking lot of a movie theater once for bleeding on their audio in the movie house. This was with a little class c 150 watt box. Looking back it was funny for the time it was but its not funny now. Older and wiser these days. I try to keep a low profile now.
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Post by KP68 » Saturday, 02 April 2016, 0:10 AM

silvereagle1 wrote:You would be surprised to know this little fact. Most police officers have no clue what that little amp is. Some don't even know what frequency they are talking on themselves on their public safety communication service system.
Indeed silvereagle. One would have to be operating outrageously irresponsible to catch attention. I'm only TXing around 400 PEP in my mobile but last week I was blabbing away for about ten minutes and under 30 yards away from a cop in his car and all was quite fine. The average CBer has nothing to worry about.

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Post by DevilDog66 » Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 20:31 PM

I have never heard of or know of anybody that had a problem with law enforcement due to their amp use. I was in law enforcement down here in the NOLA area for 25 years and I can tell you there were way more pressing problems than worrying about cb'ers and their amps! Even the state troopers I knew never had a complaint about amp misuse, or even bothered anyone who they may have observed with one. We just never had those kind of complaints to my knowledge. Like I said before, there were many more complaints out there to worry about than to mess with cb'ers. If anything, we were gratefull that the truckers and other motorist who had them would report reckless and DWI drivers from time to time(my agency allowed its officers to install cb's in their units).
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Re: Police ever bother you about amp?

Post by Buzzweiser » Sunday, 17 April 2016, 14:42 PM

I read this post the other day and found it to be entertaining. Yesterday my stepson came up and he got to talking about his stereo in his car. He was having power problems since he got his new amp. He has one of those high power deals and is running a 6000w amp. Needless to say his alternator and battery wasn't keeping up with the amp. Here's the funny part of the story. He asked what he could do to fix that problem. Being the smarta*% that I am I pulled up a youtube video of a keydown competion somewhere and showed him some vehicles with 8 alternators on it. But in this video I noticed they had police on site and also some cruising by in their patrol cars quite frequently. They obviously weren't interested in the illegal amps in those vehicles. They were even looking over some of the set-ups in them and laughing.
FYI I told my stepson how to fix his problem really.......lol.

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Re: Police ever bother you about amp?

Post by Johnny625 » Sunday, 26 June 2016, 19:57 PM

Just tell the police you aren't answering questions about your CB radio and no you can't search my car. we have constitutional rights so use them 8)

As former law enforcement I don't see how I would even know you had a amp unless I searched your car. Don't offer up information that they don't need to know and don't let them dig around in your car without a warrant

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Post by army1975 » Monday, 27 June 2016, 2:56 AM

Buzzweiser wrote:I read this post the other day and found it to be entertaining. Yesterday my stepson came up and he got to talking about his stereo in his car. He was having power problems since he got his new amp. He has one of those high power deals and is running a 6000w amp. Needless to say his alternator and battery wasn't keeping up with the amp. Here's the funny part of the story. He asked what he could do to fix that problem. Being the smarta*% that I am I pulled up a youtube video of a keydown competion somewhere and showed him some vehicles with 8 alternators on it. But in this video I noticed they had police on site and also some cruising by in their patrol cars quite frequently. They obviously weren't interested in the illegal amps in those vehicles. They were even looking over some of the set-ups in them and laughing.
FYI I told my stepson how to fix his problem really.......lol.

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Johnny625 wrote:Just tell the police you aren't answering questions about your CB radio and no you can't search my car. we have constitutional rights so use them 8)

As former law enforcement I don't see how I would even know you had a amp unless I searched your car. Don't offer up information that they don't need to know and don't let them dig around in your car without a warrant
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Re: Police ever bother you about amp?

Post by Lakotawalker » Saturday, 02 July 2016, 13:31 PM

Just got dot inspection on thursday, me and ga dot at forsyth ga set and talked about my general lee, never said a word about legality, he wanted one. :king:


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