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Is it true or urban legend

Discussion in 'FCC Activity' started by Rescue, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Rescue

    Rescue New Member

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    can the FCC really triangulate you position


     

  2. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    Yes they can!.............Will they?...........probably not, unless your messing with air traffic control....or have allot of complaints from your neighbors for wrecking their TV sets...
     
  3. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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  4. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    Anyone with a directional antenna and a receiver can
     
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  5. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Ham's call it a fox hunt. It can be fun.
     
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  6. TM86

    TM86 Destroyer of radios

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    Used to go on regular fox hunts around the San Jose area with the CB channel 4 crowd. But that was the 80's.
     
  7. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member

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  8. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Yes, they also use other spookier government agencies if the need arises.
     
  9. Rescue

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    I've heard that, like NSA listening in and getting involved.
     
  10. ShadeTreeMechanic

    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they are gathering information from all bands and modes. If they can " record" everything that happens on the internet then this wouldn't be too hard for them to do. And for the cdma digital cell phones, they probably have that covered too. Lol
     
  11. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Yes it is true. The gov't does not have ten thousand people listening in. Anything that is radiated in to the air has massive computer banks listening for key words to alert on. Words that relate terrorism are key to the algorithm for capture and tracing the origin of those communications. Any cell phone call is listened to and they can track you using GPS inside your phone. Get out your tin foil hats friends.
     
  12. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Well-Known Member

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    It's easy to triangulate someone's position using one of these. I had one 30 years ago.
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  13. TM86

    TM86 Destroyer of radios

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    Snoop loops are nice, but not allowed on fox hunts. They're supposed to be a challenge.

    Also, it's funny to see a dozen cars driving in circles in a parking lot trying to figure out which direction to go.
     
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  14. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Well-Known Member

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    I did one Fox Hunt in Culver City California back in 1988 and it took these guys about half a day to find me since I was on the top floor of a parking structure in a small medical building and nobody thought to look inside the parking structure.
     
  15. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I like the guys that use a couple hundred watts into a single long-boom yagi down in a canyon. Typically they set up on one side and aim the yagi at the opposite side which yields all sorts of reflections down the canyon's length causing untold grief in trying to get a meaningful bearing.
     

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