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  • Advanced radios captured by Iraqi insurgents could spell trouble (ISIS)

    06/16/2014 1:34:15 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/16/14 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Iraq’s security forces, propped up by American equipment and weapons, have been routed by a contingent of insurgents bent on extending their territory from strongholds in Syria deep into Iraq. As Mosul and other cities fell, the West saw a host of images of once-American Humvees and helicopters firmly in the hands of its enemies. Outrage followed shock, as years of effort in Iraq by the U.S. military seemed to unravel in a coup-de-grace that played out over the Internet. Analysts speculated that the newly seized weapons and vehicles could turn fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...
  • Realistic DX-160 - my favorite radio-

    01/11/2013 3:10:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "In 1967, Radio Shack introduced the DX-150 general coverage ...Over the next few years, this line underwent several improvements.. . In 1975 the DX-160 was introduced with the most noticeable change being the addition of a LW band (150-400 kHz). This family of radios was made for Radio Shack by General Research of Electronics, Inc. of Japan....My impressions? This is as solid a radio as I could ask for given its age and simplicity of design. It has reasonably good selectivity and you have to be careful to tune it slowly or you'll miss the station you're looking for. The...
  • Two Way Radio Reviews and Buying Guide:

    11/19/2012 7:44:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    You might remember growing up with walkie talkies, well today they are called two-way radios. I remember going to Radio Shack to look at their selection of walkie talkies as a kid and always dreaming of having a high powered military set that had ranges of over a mile. Today almost all two-way radios have ranges from 1 to 2 miles and they are much smaller than the ones we had a decade or so ago. Two-way radios are very useful - they are great for long road trips when taking separate cars, on the ski slopes, at amusement parks,...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Indianapolis Officers Must Stop Profane Talk on Illegal Radios

    08/27/2010 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Law Enforcement News ^ | February 24, 2009 | theindychannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Dozens of illicit radios were ordered removed from Indianapolis police cars after ham radio operators complained about the language officers used on radio frequencies they aren't supposed to be utilizing. Hundreds of police officers used what they called a second radio to talk to other officers, but those radios don't have federal authorization, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported. Officers sometimes used the extra radios for officials business, but they were also used for personal communication and biting, sometimes profane commentary about their workday. "I've heard, basically, obscenities," said a ham radio operator who didn't want to be identified. "I've...
  • Pentagon Radio Volunteers Move to New Office (M.A.R.S. moves in)

    10/21/2009 4:23:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,399+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2009 – A military institution designed to provide emergency communications has moved to new quarters in the Pentagon. Gary Sessums, left, Navy Capt. Rick Low and John Grimes discuss communications capabilities at the new Military Affiliate Radio System office in the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by Sally Sobsey  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. John G. Grimes, the former assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration, cut the ribbon on the new Military Affiliate Radio System office on the fifth floor of the Pentagon today. The facility is packed with shortwave radios, radio-telephone...
  • Islamists order Somali radio stations to shut down

    10/21/2009 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 619+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 10/21/09 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A powerful Islamist group linked to al-Qaida on Wednesday ordered two radio stations in southwestern Somalia to stop broadcasts indefinitely. Al-Shabab delivered letters to Jubba and Warsan Radio stations early Wednesday ordering the shut down without giving any reasons, said Mohamed Adawe, a journalist with Jubba Radio. Another Jubba Radio journalist, Abdikarin Jakarta, said the letters threatened the stations with unspecified action if they disobeyed the closure orders.
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren

    09/24/2007 11:20:42 PM PDT · by Yaco · 46 replies · 563+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters.
  • America Supports You: Department Honors Radio’s ‘Dr. Laura’

    07/30/2007 5:31:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 470+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2007 – Radio talk-show host Laura Schlessinger is used to millions of people listening to her. Today, however, it was her turn to listen, as Defense Department officials acknowledged her support of America’s servicemembers. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England (left) presents radio personality Laura Schlessinger (right) with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service on July 30, 2007, at the Pentagon. Schlessinger was recognized for her efforts to raise public awareness of, and funding for, troop-support group “Operation Family Fund.” Photo by Cherie Thurlby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Deputy...
  • New mobile homes would have weather-alert radios

    07/01/2007 5:32:30 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 57 replies · 1,116+ views
    chron.com ^ | 07/01/07 | MARY ORNDORFF
    The House bill is modeled on law in Indiana, where tornado killed 20 in one home park: WASHINGTON ; All new manufactured homes would have to come with a weather-alert radio under legislation introduced in the House. "I was almost stunned that such a wonderful idea as this, that we hadn't done it before," said one sponsor, Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala. Named for a 2-year-old boy killed in a tornado in Indiana in 2005, C.J.'s Home Protection Act would change the federal safety standards for manufactured homes and make the industry pay for the receivers and their installation before the...
  • SINCGARS Radio System Remains Secure, Expert Says

    10/19/2006 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 796+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2006 – U.S. servicemembers can use the SINCGARS radio system with confidence, officials with the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., said today. James Bowden, project leader for the single-channel ground and airborne radio system, said recent media articles claim that Hezbollah used advanced technology to crack Israeli communications during the fighting in Lebanon. The articles allege that the group used technology from Iran to thwart Israeli tank attacks, Bowden said, adding that some servicemembers have expressed the fear that Hezbollah or Iran has shared this technology with extremists in Iraq. But the articles are wrong,...
  • £1.9 bn portable radio system gets a poor reception from Army

    01/04/2005 6:01:37 AM PST · by ijcr · 48 replies · 886+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/01/2005 | Michael Smith
    The Army's new £1.9 billion (almost US $4 Billion) communications system is facing such serious problems that the Director of Infantry initially refused to accept the portable radio into service. Brig Jamie Balfour was ordered to take the radio "for political reasons" despite a series of issues that make it "totally unsuitable" for use in front-line infantry operations. Troops complain that Bowman is not strong enough for combat use Brig Balfour told a recent briefing at the School of Infantry: "All the rumours you've heard. It is as bad as you've heard. "But we have been told that, politically, we...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Urban Battles Highlight Shortfalls in Soldier Communications

    08/28/2004 9:59:30 PM PDT · by Southack · 14 replies · 371+ views
    national defense ^ | 9/04 | Sandra I. Erwin
    September 2004 Urban Battles Highlight Shortfalls in Soldier Communications by Sandra I. Erwin he chaotic door-to-door warfare seen in Iraq offers glaring proof that dismounted U.S. troops need better communications devices, experts contend. A team of observers from the U.S. Army Infantry Center, at Fort Benning, Ga., spent several weeks in Iraq last year, alongside combat units from the 101st Airborne, 4th Infantry and 82nd Airborne divisions. Of particular interest to the team was the effectiveness of the units’ tactics and equipment in an urban battlefield.In most cases, soldiers were operating in small groups of three to five, entering...
  • ***VIDEO**** Clintonite-Type Appeasing S. Korean Police Halt Launch of "Truth Radios" To N. Korea

    10/09/2003 3:40:44 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies · 216+ views
    NNN TV News, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) ^ | 10 October 2003 | Nippon News Network (Video Stream in 300k and 56k)
    [SOUTH KOREAN DMZ-THURSDAY]Once again, human rights organizations opposed to the brutal Kim Jong-il Stalinist dictatorship in North Korea, made efforts in a village near the S. Korean DMZ, to launch a series of 'propaganda balloons' with small AM frequency radios attached, hoping they would reach the North. But their efforts were thwarted by political correctness and appeasement.The objective today was to reach everyday North Korean citizens who could then tune into private S. Korean and other Free World and Christian AM radio broadcasts to hear what is happening in the outside, free world.[Communist North Korean radios are soldered and...
  • Activist to smuggle thousands of radios into North Korea to challenge information monopoly

    03/28/2003 10:03:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 215+ views
    Associated Press | March 29, 2003 | DANIEL COONEY
    U.S. activist plans to send thousands of radios into North Korea to challenge government's information monopoly SEOUL, South Korea, Mar 29, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- No independent radio or television. No propaganda-free newspapers. No public Internet access. Few North Koreans know what is really happening in their homeland or outside. Their communist government controls the national media and bars citizens from accessing foreign broadcasts. A Korean-American human rights activist hopes to lift the curtain of censorship by sending thousands of tiny, solar-powered radios into North Korea so people can listen to foreign stations. Pastor Douglas Shin plans...
  • US gives surveillance equipment to Pakistan

    01/21/2003 3:32:23 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 193+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 21 2003 | AP
    ISLAMABAD: The United States donated radios and hundreds of vehicles Tuesday to help Pakistan patrol its porous frontier with Afghanistan, where US forces are hunting al-Qaeda and Taliban fugitives. US Ambassador to Pakistan Nancy Powell oversaw the handover of 626 radios and 483 vehicles, including troop carriers, ambulances and pickup trucks, part of a $73-million fund to help Pakistan with border security, the American Embassy said in a news release. The donations were accepted by Maj. Gen. Syed Sadaqat Ali Shah, the head of Pakistan's paramilitary Frontier Corps, at the force headquarters in the western city of Quetta, near the...