Something to Cogitate Upon re Jammers - RF Cafe Forums
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Post subject: Something to Cogitate Upon re Jammers Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:34 am
Joined: 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.
What is your opinion?
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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 keep living.
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
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"?
I would never provide a HowTo for a jammer!