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Default Re: Is it illegal to target drones with lasers?

But then you are in the destruction of property problem, I don't think you could shoot one down without issues, even if living in a remote area, or where you can discharge fire arms. RF jamming someone flying a drone around your home seems like a good way to stop the problem to me. RF jammers can be legal below certain power levels, the frequencies used for drones could probably be legally jammed above your own property, as long as no harm comes to anyone or the drone.


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Yes and the other guy in problem for spying you. Still you might warn him and give him time to leave. There is no reason why not to use common sense.

Still not sure about the jammers - you know there is a problem with interference in this radio band. Not a case in remote area, but not possible for commercial product IMO.
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If someone is being a pest and I had a jammer if I could cause their vehicle to land on my roof, I'd have him come beg to get it back What frequencies are they using? Certainly unlicensed frequencies which comes with the expectation that signal interference can occur, that is the stance the FCC has, if you are operating in a part of the spectrum which does not require an FCC license, you must accept interference.
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Perhaps it is the opposite , if the drone you tip ,it is him that will shoot a nice straight shot where the sun doesn't shine

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Only if you tell him you caused it to land on your roof
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Drone registration is not required at this time a man was in court and told the judge the FDA,FAA has no right to ask for registration and the judge agreed, finely someone fight back,
once i pointed my laser at my drone in mid air and it catch on fire so easy since some material used to make the drone is plastic and Styrofoam!!
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Do you mean FCC instead of FDA? Thing is, if the drones are using 2.4 or 5.8 GHz wifi frequencies, they are unlicensed and no protection against interference is expected or enforceable by the FCC.

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The power levels these transmit probably far exceed FCC allowance, I didn't look, but appears someone is ahead of me on that idea. I bought a WiFi jammer from this outfit some years ago to stop people from playing wifi network connected computer games with one another at midnight in the same small wooden hut I was in, really miffed me they had no consideration for others trying to sleep, it worked well. No, I didn't tell them what was wrong with their equipment.
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Some time ago I saw a movie that was not a military instance in the military base of Las Vegas , where every morning started from his house located in a village of chalets built specifically for their officers , and went into the base ,once in the military base ,his job was to sit there dinanzia to a monitor with a joystick in hand and a big knob , and the radio control of a superior , aimed for the drone (which is miles and miles ) and hit the hideouts of the terrorists , the title precisely I do not remember it !
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I don't know the movie, but I used to work on Predator and Reaper UAV's in Afghanistan and saw a lot of that.
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Well, Alaskan, I'm not sure about US, but in my country any radio wave emmiting device needs to meet certain rules to be allowed. So, even if this band is for various public use, these rules apply. Still the higher power of jammer might not be such a problem, since those I saw looked to produce directed radiation in kind of narrow beam, so it is not expected to cause much interference around. You just might get in trouble if the device is not approved and they find that you used it.

Or you might get trained bird for that. Be sure no drone will escape it.
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Those jammers are surely illegal to use in the USA, I was looking at the power levels after my last post. However, the FCC radio cops in our country are far and few between, unless you live in one of the very few states which has an FCC office, doubtful anyone will come knocking at your door for using it to ground a drone.
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That's same here. When I was experimenting with building FM transmitter long time ago noone knocked my door. This might be case only if someone will take you to the court for hijacking his drone. But if he/she was spying you, it does not make much sense to me.

I think it is much more problem for manufacturers/distributors trying to sell the stuff - as they need to get through all the complience process.
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People used to buy illegal non-type accepted (which they won't be, you can't jam licensed services) cell phone jammers and put them in movie theatres to keep people from using their phones while a movie was playing, but the FCC would go after them if they knew they were doing that. We have a lot of illegal radio equipment in the USA though, cell site in building boosters all over the place which are leaking in from China which are not government or type accepted for use in the USA.
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Did you look at the prices for the jammers on the site you linked to? They must be very proud of those jammers to charge what they charge. I remember when the CB craze was on in the US back around 1975, many companies sold linear amplifiers with instructions that said, "it is illegal to hook this up to your citizens band transceiver in this way", and had a diagram showing how to use the linear device.
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I used to have a 100 watt CB amplifier, the problem with them is they are so cheaply built, few had filtering on their outputs and second harmonic RF energy would land right in the middle of TV channel 2, then more harmonics above that interfere with TV's all the way into the UHF band. I only had one in my car, it helped, but going from 5 watts to 100 watts wasn't as much a boost as I thought it would be. I had a ham radio license back then too, I was a very bad boy, ham radio operators call CB'ers chicken banders because they are too chicken to get their ham radio license.
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I used to run into that a lot. Many people believed that a 100 watt linear would give them 20 times the distance. When you try to explain it to them you'd get this blank look on their faces. You're right in that most of these linears would splatter harmonics all over the TV bands at that time. I've even seen it with Ham radio linear amplifiers. I think I already told you a story about one of those.
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