A Couple of Good Reasons to Cultivate a Good Relationship With Local Police

A couple of news items have been brought to my attention that deal with the relationship between amateur radio and the police. Gets me to thinking about what, if anything, I could do to improve the relationship between the Ann Arbor ham community and our local police forces.

  • Police Detonate Ham Radio Equipment Mistaken for Bomb, – KPTM-TV, Omaha,NE,USA
    … a midtown neighborhood briefly Thursday morning for what was originally thought to be a bomb, but in the end, it turned out to be ham radio equipment…

    Maybe this should have been titled, “How to Make a Bang With Ham Radio”……..Dan

  • Indianapolis Police Busted for Bootlegging on 2m – TheIndyChannel.Com
    Not only were the police using the amateur radio transceivers illegally, the radios were installed by police technicians AND they were using profane language on the air. Amazing.


  1. David Brodbeck N8SRE says:

    I’m guessing Indianapolis hams are going to be getting a lot of traffic tickets over the next few months.

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