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2013-08-12 11:43:29 AM

HairBolus: It would be pretty pointless to have a crucial military system that can be trivially jammed. Then again the specs on how jam-resistant such systems are I'm sure are highly classified and they would never release such systems for commercial navigation uses.


I am no GPS expert by any means.  However, it would not be pointless to have GPS even if it can be easily jammed.  Over 95% of the time it will work just fine, because nobody is jamming it.  In the few cases where they are jamming it, you are no worse off than you were before.  And watching for people sending out jamming signals probably has a certain benefit.

As for the employee trying to keep his boss from knowing that he isn't where he's supposed to be, if I was the boss and I was using GPS to track them and his simply didn't report in, I'd be very, very suspicious.  When I installed a 2nd GPS unit and it wouldn't report either, that would be about the point where I told him "I dunno what you're doing, but I'm not going to pay you to do it".
 
2013-08-12 11:48:28 AM
I don't think he thought his clever plan through all the way.  If he knew that his company put a GPS tracker on the vehicle, and he actually thought they were paying attention to it, then he should also realize that they'd notice when his vehicle is the only one not reporting in.  That alone would be enough to be noticed.
 
2013-08-12 11:52:03 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: dittybopper: Hey, I wasn't in the jamming business, I was in the interception business.  Everything I know about it, I know from open sources.

Think again: ECM platforms have Morse keys.


My operating position consisted entirely of receivers.   Not a transmitter or Morse key around.

Of course, I was a strategic asset, not a tactical weenie.
 
2013-08-12 11:53:00 AM

PandaPorn: karmaceutical: What the fark point was he trying to prove by jamming his employers GPS?

Maybe his boss was a member of the Tea Party and he wanted to show his lack of intelligence to impress him/her.


Maybe the boss voted for Obama and he wanted to show that he was stupider than the average Democrat voter.  Of course not counting the ones in Chicago who are dead.
 
2013-08-12 11:54:48 AM

cefm: I don't think he thought his clever plan through all the way.  If he knew that his company put a GPS tracker on the vehicle, and he actually thought they were paying attention to it, then he should also realize that they'd notice when his vehicle is the only one not reporting in.  That alone would be enough to be noticed.


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2013-08-12 11:55:04 AM
Only terrorists will have GPS jammers.
 
2013-08-12 11:56:07 AM

Snort: Only terrorists will have GPS jammers.



Do the military GPS fuzzers count?
 
2013-08-12 11:56:38 AM
www.caribjournal.com

Approves.
 
2013-08-12 12:00:03 PM

dittybopper: Actually, no, they don't.

Maximum slant range for a Stinger is around 15,000 feet.  At a 45 degree angle, that's a maximum height of around 10,000 feet.  And because balloons tend to be roughly the same temperature as the air surrounding them, seems to me it would be pretty difficult to get a lock on one with an infrared seeker.

Now, it would be relatively easy to target them using an anti-radiation missile, but then you're chasing $200 worth of stuff with a million dollar missile.  I'm willing to bet even the most cash-strapped insurgents could put up more jammers (if they deemed it necessary) then the US could send missiles.


Don't worry, there's a more traditional App for it:

www.navweaps.com


And for the people worried this will could take down planes.  No.  This system is to help separate traffic flows and optimize approaches so that traffic can be handled more smoothly than traditional measures.  There are however still plenty of tools in the bag that keep bad things from happening, like the TCAS system to keep birds from going bump in the night and radar altimeters barometric altimeters, INS, ILS, VORs & NDBs to keep them on course with positive altitude.  Pilots have been aviating long before GPS and will keep on doing so if it fails.  This reminds me of the people that thought planes were going to start falling out of the skies on Y2K, as if Bernoulli's Principle had an expiration date...
 
2013-08-12 12:04:04 PM

Click Click D'oh: Don't worry, there's a more traditional App for it:


Still gonna have a major problem.  How much AA artillery you know of that can go over 30,000 feet?  Balloons can easily do twice, and perhaps 3 times that much.
 
2013-08-12 12:05:29 PM
I have two  reallysmart friends who lost jobs for calling in sick, not taking into account the GPS on their work issued phones.
 
2013-08-12 12:06:33 PM

Click Click D'oh: This reminds me of the people that thought planes were going to start falling out of the skies on Y2K, as if Bernoulli's Principle had an expiration date...


Considering what happens when you take an F-22 across the international date line, it wasn't entirely unreasonable to suggest that a Y2K date rollover might have caused serious problems in fly-by-wire airplanes.
 
2013-08-12 12:09:30 PM

dittybopper: Still gonna have a major problem.  How much AA artillery you know of that can go over 30,000 feet?  Balloons can easily do twice, and perhaps 3 times that much.


www.wallpuper.com


Of course, once you get your home made JDAM jammer up to 30K feet, you may have some issues keeping it close enough to your target area to be effective.  A good upper level wind is probably going to blow it quite a bit down range no matter how well you tether it.
 
2013-08-12 12:11:47 PM
If you have a phone capable of GPS then you can probably be tracked for all intents and purposes.  Kinda scary if you really think about it.
 
2013-08-12 12:15:36 PM

Ivo Shandor: Considering what happens when you take an F-22 across the international date line, it wasn't entirely unreasonable to suggest that a Y2K date rollover might have caused serious problems in fly-by-wire airplanes.


So, what you really meant to say is that even with all their complex computer systems crippled, they were still able to fly for several hours and safety return to base? .... So, um....  Physics still works in the absence of computers?
 
2013-08-12 12:20:43 PM
So I suppose this is information that can be safely leaked to terrorists?
 
2013-08-12 12:22:53 PM

Thingster: I drove deliveries for a big chain auto supply house and they started doing the GPS tracking, but they were small handheld units (to be on your person the whole time you were driving/delivering).

They started writing people up for things like stopping at the quickmart for a soda or diverging from the designated route (even if you could prove it was to avoid traffic or an accident).

Magically my unit quit working. The uptime counter showed it'd been on the whole time, just for *some* reason it'd lose signal about 5 min out, and regain about 5 min before I got back.

It might have had something to do with the steel ammo can I started keeping in my backpack. I just wanted to make sure the company property didn't get damaged and all.



See, that's just BS.  You're supposed to save that for obviouly awful employees that you're looking for an excuse to fire (taking hours on end, mechanics complaining that they were stoned, etc.)
 
2013-08-12 12:26:16 PM

dittybopper: My operating position consisted entirely of receivers.   Not a transmitter or Morse key around.

Of course, I was a strategic asset, not a tactical weenie.


Everybody is a tactical weenie, as many hogs, duffies, coffee-fetchers, and golfs were distressed to discover during Desert Shield et seq..
 
2013-08-12 12:27:50 PM

Click Click D'oh: dittybopper: Still gonna have a major problem.  How much AA artillery you know of that can go over 30,000 feet?  Balloons can easily do twice, and perhaps 3 times that much.


img.fark.net 

If only that craft could do something about a location which was launching weather balloons.
 
2013-08-12 12:28:17 PM
Something tells me that he wanted the jammer for his funtimes with the lot-lizards.
 
2013-08-12 12:28:31 PM
Q: How'd they find this guy driving by the airport in his truck?

A: He wasn't driving, most likely. My guess is that the reason he wanted the jammer was so he could   park at the titty bar near the airport (because there are always nudie bars near the airport) and have a few hours of fun time without his boss knowing about it. So while he was inside tossing back a few drinks and getting a few lap dances, the feds were able to easily pinpoint his parked truck's jammer signal.

I hope those titties were worth $30k, dumbass.
 
2013-08-12 12:29:12 PM
No reasonable employee wants their boss to know where they are all the time.
Just as no reasonable boss wants his employees to know where she is all the time.


Now more than ever, we need a standard singular gender-neutral pronoun.
 
2013-08-12 12:29:35 PM

BafflerMeal: Snort: Only terrorists will have GPS jammers.


Do the military GPS fuzzers count?


The military are saints and immune from criticism.
 
2013-08-12 12:33:34 PM

deevo: No reasonable employee wants their boss to know where they are all the time.
Just as no reasonable boss wants his employees to know where she is all the time.

Now more than ever, we need a standard singular gender-neutral pronoun.


People have tried and failed before. Now, they just substitute the plural.
The day that pronouns lose case will be a very sad one.
/"He saw her and I together." and the like should be grounds for summary execution.
 
2013-08-12 12:35:41 PM

WelldeadLink: If only that craft could do something about a location which was launching weather balloons.


I was told there was a suspected weather balloon in this building.
 
2013-08-12 12:40:41 PM
$100.00 GPS jammer can disable the multi-million dollar GPS system at an airport...instead of a $30k fine the trucker should have gotten a reward for discovering a major flaw during the systems testing...reading on..."Though the Smartpath system was only being tested at the time Bojczak was intercepted, it has now been installed at Newark(International Airport)."...and will probably end up at other airports and then require multi-million dollar fixes.
/that's our business model
The idea of attaching one to a balloon...clever thinking citizen...now Vhere do you live and Vhere are you papers
 
2013-08-12 12:44:47 PM
I always thought a more fun hack would be to pollute the locations DB for a major city by hacking the source.  GPS would then work fine, but everyone who was going anywhere using GPS in that city would then find themselves at a traffic jam in the 7-ll parking lot.

/update locations set loc = 'this';
 
2013-08-12 12:51:29 PM
I might consider it a public service if I was on the way to New Jersey, and someone caused my plane to crash, killing all on board.

Not so much if I was on my way to anywhere else,  though.
 
2013-08-12 01:11:41 PM

Matthew Keene: PaLarkin: One exception would be microwave ovens.

img.fark.net

I said "Any system that relies on RF energy for communications can be interfered with " but you are correct that a microwave oven can be turned into a weapon.
 
2013-08-12 01:12:51 PM

mike_d85: Thingster: I drove deliveries for a big chain auto supply house and they started doing the GPS tracking, but they were small handheld units (to be on your person the whole time you were driving/delivering).

They started writing people up for things like stopping at the quickmart for a soda or diverging from the designated route (even if you could prove it was to avoid traffic or an accident).

Magically my unit quit working. The uptime counter showed it'd been on the whole time, just for *some* reason it'd lose signal about 5 min out, and regain about 5 min before I got back.

It might have had something to do with the steel ammo can I started keeping in my backpack. I just wanted to make sure the company property didn't get damaged and all.


See, that's just BS.  You're supposed to save that for obviouly awful employees that you're looking for an excuse to fire (taking hours on end, mechanics complaining that they were stoned, etc.)


Oh, I know, but when you have an assistant manager that thinks every little thing that goes wrong is a CATASTROPHE and toss in a napolean complex, things get micromanagey fast.

Fortunately that was my job while I find a job after I graduated.
 
2013-08-12 01:16:51 PM

Fubini: think the idea above was that you could use a phased array to make a jam-resistant GPS reciever. It would be... impractical, to say the least. Impossible maybe. The GPS signal is just SO weak. It's the weakest signal expressed on Wikipedia's dBm chart.

You would need incredibly precise antennas and directioning.


Fubini: If you're talking directional antenna, you're talking at least 3, but probably as many as 7-8 to get a good GPS lock. At this point, your military GPS system weighs as much as a car... not terribly practical for a device designed to help you navigate.


Novatel GJATTM GPS Anti-Jam Technology
GAJT's proprietary technology uses a concept similar to that of noise-cancelling headphones; it nullifies the jammers that are trying to overpower the satellite signals that GPS positioning systems use to compute location. GAJT defeats jamming thanks to antenna elements that create up to six independent nulls in the direction of the jammers.

www.novatel.com


There is lots of anti-jamming tech: https://www.google.com/search?q=GPS+anti-jamming
The handheld AN/PSN-13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver  is supposed to be somewhat jam resistant, and its Applications Menu contains the entry "JAMMER FINDER"

I don't know how much of that tech is classified or released for civilian use, or whether civilian products should be designed for a hostile environment.
 
2013-08-12 01:21:06 PM
On the plus side he no longer has to worry about his boss tracking him.
 
2013-08-12 01:23:27 PM

Satyagraha: $100.00 GPS jammer can disable the multi-million dollar GPS system at an airport...instead of a $30k fine the trucker should have gotten a reward for discovering a major flaw during the systems testing...reading on..."Though the Smartpath system was only being tested at the time Bojczak was intercepted, it has now been installed at Newark(International Airport)."...and will probably end up at other airports and then require multi-million dollar fixes.
/that's our business model
The idea of attaching one to a balloon...clever thinking citizen...now Vhere do you live and Vhere are you papers


See also: Pressure cooker bombs at a race, subway, or the UN.  Numerous chemicals in your city's water supply.  A couple guys with boxcutters on an airplane.  A suicide bomber anywhere.  IEDs in general, also anywhere.

It doesn't take much to put a monkey wrench into the machinery of civilization.
 
2013-08-12 01:35:48 PM
Those cheap Chinese ones they sell on ebay are pieces of crap. Better go for the professional model.
images.defensetech.org
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-08-12 01:35:54 PM

Persnickety: Satyagraha: $100.00 GPS jammer can disable the multi-million dollar GPS system at an airport...instead of a $30k fine the trucker should have gotten a reward for discovering a major flaw during the systems testing...reading on..."Though the Smartpath system was only being tested at the time Bojczak was intercepted, it has now been installed at Newark(International Airport)."...and will probably end up at other airports and then require multi-million dollar fixes.
/that's our business model
The idea of attaching one to a balloon...clever thinking citizen...now Vhere do you live and Vhere are you papers

See also: Pressure cooker bombs at a race, subway, or the UN.  Numerous chemicals in your city's water supply.  A couple guys with boxcutters on an airplane.  A suicide bomber anywhere.  IEDs in general, also anywhere.

It doesn't take much to put a monkey wrench into the machinery of civilization.



crowbar, meet train track.
 
2013-08-12 01:38:00 PM

ZeroCorpse: I hope those titties were worth $30k, dumbass.


Some are, yes.
 
2013-08-12 01:41:33 PM

JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100


So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?

One wonders why they are obsessed with doing stuff that is dangerous and/or suicidal when there seem to be so many alternatives. It's scary, really. One day some evil genius will make like really difficult for us, I'm sure.
 
2013-08-12 01:44:03 PM
Fantastic. The best value to get to NYC from Toronto is through Newark. Let's just hope that they have improved the performance of the system to be able to work through $100 jammers, or that $30,000 fine won't begin to cover the lawsuits now that the Streisand effect is in play.
 
2013-08-12 01:49:19 PM

Click Click D'oh: dittybopper: Actually, no, they don't.

Maximum slant range for a Stinger is around 15,000 feet.  At a 45 degree angle, that's a maximum height of around 10,000 feet.  And because balloons tend to be roughly the same temperature as the air surrounding them, seems to me it would be pretty difficult to get a lock on one with an infrared seeker.

Now, it would be relatively easy to target them using an anti-radiation missile, but then you're chasing $200 worth of stuff with a million dollar missile.  I'm willing to bet even the most cash-strapped insurgents could put up more jammers (if they deemed it necessary) then the US could send missiles.

Don't worry, there's a more traditional App for it:

[www.navweaps.com image 707x522]


I have a lamp made of a AAA shell like that in the photo my dad made in WW2 when in Sicily.
The base is Italian Marble and has a ash tray molded on the top.
 
2013-08-12 01:50:14 PM

Jument: JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100

So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?

One wonders why they are obsessed with doing stuff that is dangerous and/or suicidal when there seem to be so many alternatives. It's scary, really. One day some evil genius will make like really difficult for us, I'm sure.


Because no one is going to be terrorized by airport chaos.
 
2013-08-12 01:58:11 PM

stevetherobot: Jument: JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100

So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?

One wonders why they are obsessed with doing stuff that is dangerous and/or suicidal when there seem to be so many alternatives. It's scary, really. One day some evil genius will make like really difficult for us, I'm sure.

Because no one is going to be terrorized by airport chaos.


I don't know about that...see Boston a couple of years ago, where people were shiatting purple bricks over some Lite-Brite displays...
 
2013-08-12 02:02:20 PM

chevydeuce: stevetherobot: Jument: JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100

So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?

One wonders why they are obsessed with doing stuff that is dangerous and/or suicidal when there seem to be so many alternatives. It's scary, really. One day some evil genius will make like really difficult for us, I'm sure.

Because no one is going to be terrorized by airport chaos.

I don't know about that...see Boston a couple of years ago, where people were shiatting purple bricks over some Lite-Brite displays...


Suppose suddenly every airport is trying to direct incoming flights to other airports, which are all doing the same. That could end up badly. There are a lot of planes in the air at any given moment and they all have limited fuel.
 
2013-08-12 02:08:10 PM

Jument: So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?


Other than making some mid level cog crap his pants, it won't really effect much.  1) The important GPS systems are the ones on the airplanes, which won't be effected by a jammer located at the airport until the last minute or so of approach.  By that time they should already be well established on the localizer and guideslope, which are not GPS dependant.  And if that fails, there's always the old eyeballs out the window technique:

www.aroundthepattern.com

See the two lights on the left of the runawy?  Those are the PAPI lights.  It's an approach tool.  If you get more red than white, you are too low.  More white than red means you are too high.  Half and half means you are right where you need to be.  If you get to DH on the RA and you don't have the runway in sight to finish the landing visual, you go around.

The only way losing GPS causes havoc is if all the rules get forgotten... or Asiana pilots are flying.
 
2013-08-12 02:14:23 PM
the foil works
my step son put in a satellite stereo system and i messed with him by just putting my hand over the antenna
every time i leaned in to hear his stereo i would hear about 2 seconds of sound and then nothing. it took him quite a while to figure out why it did not work when i was there.
we used foil on my buddy's truck and his phone would ring because his boss said his truck went off the computer screen, he told him it was really cloudy
always know enough to cause trouble and not get caught
 
2013-08-12 02:16:21 PM

Jument: Suppose suddenly every airport is trying to direct incoming flights to other airports, which are all doing the same. T


They won't be.  Aiports with a functional ILS will just don RNAV Precision Approaches and airports without one will be doing RNAV Non-Precision Approaches.
 
2013-08-12 02:24:12 PM

JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100


In point of fact, you can do it for a lot less than 100$.  Quick lesson, just the basics.  GPS works by reading the signal from two or more satellites, the signal is just a time stream, a very accurate time stream.  You then compare the two and based on how much variation there is, you know where you are.  (it's more complicated than that, but not a lot more)

Aircraft GPS generally require at least 3 satellites, for a fix.

You can "jam" the signal by simply sending white noise on the same channel the GPS uses.  Or you can get really nasty and REPLACE the GPS signal with your own time stream, altered to your chosen spec.  The amount of mayhem you could cause at an airport is pretty high.  But lets be clear, GPS isn't used for landing or takeoff.  (expect maybe in newark)  The landing systems (ILS) use a totally different system and are JUST as easy to fark with.

I can build a GPS "jammer" from parts in about an hour and the cost should be roughly 30$.  (cost of a GPS band Transceiver)  However, I'm almost certain that you can't even legally acquire a GPS band transmitter of any kind in this country without FCC permits.
 
2013-08-12 03:09:20 PM

Jument: JonPace: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.

On the other hand, an airport charged with landing airplanes worth hundreds of millions of dollars would seem to warrant having a system that can't be blocked with a $100 jammer.

That should be the real story here, and I wish they went more in depth on how much trouble it actually caused them. Were people at risk? Could you plant a few of those around the airport and get planes to run into each other? Seems insane how much we pay for airport security just to be able to shut the whole thing down for under $100

So here's an idea: the turrists drop cheap jammers into the bushes near as many airports as possible on the same day. Instant chaos for a few thousand bucks with very little risk?

One wonders why they are obsessed with doing stuff that is dangerous and/or suicidal when there seem to be so many alternatives. It's scary, really. One day some evil genius will make like really difficult for us, I'm sure.


Eh, Goldman Sachs will just put him on their bonus plan, like all the others before him...
 
2013-08-12 03:23:48 PM

HAMMERTOE: You mean, Die Hard II could actually happen?


As shown by Asianic, the pilots don't bother looking out their windshields to look for the ground.
 
2013-08-12 03:27:52 PM

dittybopper: durbnpoisn: Snarfangel: So Bojczak was fined $31,875 on Friday. And, yes, he was also fired for his misdirection.

Putting a GPS jammer in a company vehicle? Yeah, that sounds like grounds for automatic firing. If you don't want your employer to track you, drive your own truck.


Well, even then, you still have to be accountable for your wherabouts.  If for no other reason that you will presumably be charging by the mile for the usage of your vehicle.
Still, this seems like an excessive fine.  It's not like this guy did anything intentional to disrupt the airport.

I must say, though...  It's impressive that that jammer has such a range that it extended as far as the control tower.  We're talking hundreds of yards from the TP.  And what I REALLY want to know is, if he was jamming everything, how the hell did they figure out that it was HIM doing it.  He must have been driving at 75mph, and was probably only in the vicinity for a minute or so.

//Lando:  How can they be jaming us if they don't know that...  That we're coming?  Break off the attack!  All craft pull up!!

If you radiate, they can find you.  And if you radiate constantly, really all they have to do to figure out who it is that is causing the temporary outages is to put a receiver keyed up to a video camera that records who is going by.  Have it store images from the very peak of the interference.

Then, all you have to do is look for the one vehicle that shows up in most or all of the images.

Either that, or just use basic radio direction finding techniques like those used by military intelligence, the FCC, and ham radio operators.  It's easy enough to do that I had some 8, 9 and 10 year old kids finding a hidden transmitter with a simple hand-held antenna from half a mile away.


We used to play hide-n-seek with cbs.
 
2013-08-12 03:36:58 PM

Persnickety: Numerous chemicals in your city's water supply.


i745.photobucket.com
 
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