Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would
be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate
that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views.
It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if
you would like to post something on RF Cafe's
page, please do.
Below are all of the forum threads, including all
the responses to the original posts.
Post subject: Something to Cogitate Upon re Jammers
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:34 am
Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Erie, PA
Here's something that just occurred to me after reading about the
suicide bombings in Bali over the weekend.
Cellphone jammers do not place calls to cellphones - they block
calls. Could it be that the people looking to build jammers, who seem
to be mostly from areas like India, Pakistan, etc., are looking to build
devices to protect themselves in public places? If I lived in an area
prone to such attacks, having a cellphone blocker operating that could
prevent remote detonation calls from being received within a radius
of a few hundred feet would be very appealing. The inconvenience to
everybody else pales in comparison.
Of course, now that I think
about it while writing this post, it is possible that the bad guys want
them to prevent their own devices from going off prematurely while being
delivered to the scene of the crime.
It is a shame that a handful
of terrorists, supported by many large OPEC countries like Saudi Arabia
and Iran, can commandeer such wonderful technologies that are the hard
work of respectable people, and exploit them for harm. I've asked the
question before: Why does the vast majority of the world's population
not band together to utterly destroy the sect that finds it eternally
rewarding to kill innocents? Those people should be utterly afraid to
ever make their intentions known, and be dealt with in an overwhelming
manner when caught perpetrating an act of terrorism.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster
Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:22 am
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:51 pm
Yeah Kurt I
see your point about wanting to protect themselves. I actually thought
the same thing. But I didn't consider your counterpoint about using
the damn things to keep the bombs from going off during the delivery
phase. Maybe you should delete all the jammer posts. Hard to say where
someone's right free speech on the forum is trumphed by my right to
That news about the suicide bomber in OK City is
disturbing, since it was learned that he had Jihad material from the
mosque down the road in his apartment. I got that off the Internet.
CNN never even mentioned it.
Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:54 pm
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:25 pm
Location: Hampshire UK
The whole point about using mobile
phones is they are cheap, very available, they can be set off by ringing
the number from anywhere, they hide among all the ligit RF clutter,
and the vibrator or ringer is ready made to mis-apply. It is not the
tool of a suicider!
Of all the methods of spectrum use, is civilian
EW jamming now a kind of street norm? I can take a free speech from
a potential jammer, provided it is just a speech. An act of jamming
is hardly that, and casual jamming/jammer construction is hard to justfy
in any civilised social context.
Hell, the spectrum is jammed
up enough. Why does anyone think they can arrogate to themselves the
right to "jam" anything? Is this a feedthrough from the videogames culture?
Is it "I'm gonna jam your block unless you pay me"? What?
never provide a HowTo for a jammer!