[AMRadio] Re: GB> FW: ham radio bad

Ben Dover 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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