Meritline GPS glocker

 

I came across this item: http://www.meritline.com/super-mini-cigarette-lighter-gps-bl...

1. Does this thing actually work?
2. Who would really buy this thing?
3. Is it even legal?

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

GPS Blocker

Kids who don't want their parents keeping tabs on them would probably love it.

lol

Miki wrote:

Kids who don't want their parents keeping tabs on them would probably love it.

If it was my kid and he used one, I would simply take away the car...he would have to start using the bus. LOL

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

No, not legal in the US.....

nuvic320 wrote:

2. Who would really buy this thing?
3. Is it even legal?

In addition to some kids, big time criminals would no doubt find it reassuring !!!

The cell phone jammer shown farther down the page isn't legal either.....but I must admit that I've been in situations where I REALLY wished that I had one.

As for the GPS blocker, that could be dangerous to your health. If your use of it interferes with some military GPS function, the result could be VERY unpleasant.

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not military

ka1167 wrote:

... If your use of it interferes with some military GPS function, the result could be VERY unpleasant.

It is on the civilian GPS frequency, not the military GPS frequency. Not that you are free to transmit on that frequency, but you are not going to interfere with military grade GPS with this. It doesn't seem very likely that one would get caught using this unless they left it running 24/7, although Meritline should certainly know better than to sell it in the U.S., which is their primary market.

You know the old saying...

It's only illegal if you get caught... rolleyes

I'm sure it'll be a hit with the criminals, though.

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L1 is dual use

Frovingslosh wrote:

It is on the civilian GPS frequency, not the military GPS frequency.

While the civilian frequency is L1, the military uses both L1 and L2. Additionally, the L1 frequency is used for the initial lock; so even if L2 was not blocked the blocking of L1 would prevent locking of new SVs as the old ones set.