Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Paul Blundell

Much the same issue here, 000 services all going encrypted and a lot of business users too, large part of the reason I got out of the scanning hobby.


On Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 10:49 am kevin asato, <kc6pob@...> wrote:
Never had a problem but managed to stir up conversations. Never had a problem listening to police and fire in my area as well with a handheld scanner - in front of the authorities even. My only problem now is Public Safety went to digital with encryption so i can barely listen in to what is going on from the police and news helicopters if they are over my area.

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 3:17 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
It sounds like some of the issues we have at a local park area here, always having issues with fires and rubbish being dumped.

Any photos of your set up? I would love to see it.

On Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 10:10 am Phillips, <phillicom@...> wrote:
Next to my soccer field, some moron has occasionally been letting off homemade fireworks at night for over 15 years and has never been caught.
I know that I would love to catch whoever it is because, aside from being annoying, there is the risk of fire and, I think that much of the neighbourhood would like to catch them also and so, when someone acts a little bit out of the ordinary near the "bang" sites, people take notice.

The radio that I use is a tiny $AU18 model with two "C" cells plugged into its external battery socket and a great big 8" ferrite rod and winding glued to its top.  It sits on top of a ferrite coupler which is attached to the dipole.  I think that the combination of technology looks so alien to the general public that they would never get the idea that it is just a radio and they will accept the seismo explanation.

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Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
Hi all,

I think here in semi-rural Michigan (USA), no one would even ask... 

Most places that have population, have a very low population of rural folk, that probably just wouldn't care...

I'd be amazed if someone even said something, LOL!


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