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.