|[AMRadio] Re: GB> FW: ham radio bad|
quixote2 at ix.netcom.com
Fri Feb 15 13:39:20 EST 2008
>> We had a CBer that gave us a lot of trouble. One night we pit a
straight pin through his coax and cut it off flush. That kept him off
the air for a while! <<
Yeah, the old "Pin thru the Coax" bit was a whole LOT of fun back in
the day... but nowhere near as successful as the Cheap Walkie Talkie
You found out what the victim's favorite CB channel was, and got hold
of a junker walkie talkie (100 milliwatt) crystaled for it. You'd
then glue down the transmit button.
Next... cut the leads to the speaker; in cheap, 1960s vintage HTs,
the speaker doubled as a mike.
Next... you'd cut the positive battery wire, and put a CdS photocell
in series with it.
Finally, you took off the whip antenna, and replaced it with a similar
length of hookup wire.
Once your radio was suitably modified, you'd sneak up to his house
late at night and plant the rig nearby, preferably within 100 feet
of his antenna. Toss it in the bushes with the new wire antenna spread
out, and the photocell able to "see" the sky.
When the sun came up, the CdS photocell's resistance would
drop, raising the battery voltage to the radio and causing it to start
transmitting an overpowering dead carrier on the dude's favorite
channel. At the same time, the resistance of the conducting cell would
also limit current flow to the radio, making the batteries last
It usually took a week or more for the batteries to wear out, and even
longer than that for the smarter ones to go out and actually FIND the
Mr. T., W9LBB
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