10 thoughts on “Radio Contra Episode 44: Personal Security & Listener Questions

  1. Cavguy

    Fun fun fun

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    Federal Communications Commission 45 L Street NE
    Washington, DC 20554
    News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: https://www.fcc.gov TTY: 1-888-835-5322
    DA 21-73 Released: January 17, 2021
    FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY
    WARNING: AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTS
    The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission issues this Enforcement Advisory to remind licensees in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as licensees and operators in the Personal Radio Services, that the Commission prohibits the use of radios in those services to commit or facilitate criminal acts.
    The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities. The Bureau recognizes that these services can be used for a wide range of permitted purposes, including speech that is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Amateur and Personal Radio Services, however, may not be used to commit or facilitate crimes.
    Specifically, the Bureau reminds amateur licensees that they are prohibited from transmitting “communications intended to facilitate a criminal act” or “messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning.”1 Likewise, individuals operating radios in the Personal Radio Services, a category that includes Citizens Band radios, Family Radio Service walkie-talkies, and General Mobile Radio Service, are prohibited from using those radios “in connection with any activity which is against Federal, State or local law.”2 Individuals using radios in the Amateur or Personal Radio Services in this manner may be subject to severe penalties, including significant fines, seizure of the offending equipment, and, in some cases, criminal prosecution.3
    Media inquiries should be directed to 202-418-0500 or MediaRelations@fcc.gov.
    To file a complaint with the FCC, visit https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov or call 1-888-CALL- FCC. To report a crime, contact your local law enforcement office or the FBI.

  2. azwolfyahoocom

    Seems I’m late to the party. Nothing to download, “play” from the site does nothing. I will try again later.

  3. Roger Ramstein

    How come they didn’t include any of the blmantifa communication methods? Oh wait, I forgot, the feebs ARE nblmantifa! Famoso pero incompetente!

  4. Yankee

    Speaking of STANO, what are your thoughts on the Bering Optics Hogster? I was trying to find something similar to the thermal scope your brought to class, but the FLIR 366 doesn’t seem to be in production anymore. Luckily, these seem to be in stock still, and are running at just over $2,200. I don’t want to post a link as I don’t want to give the impression that I’m trying to take anything away from your listed sponsors.

  5. JosefK

    No inaug on the 20th, I see something else happening. High weirdness.
    HF set will be on and listening.
    Look after you an yours.

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