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Post by Arthur Howar » Tue, 24 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Anyone have a clue what the chances are of having customs find and
confiscate an unblocked import scanner purchased from another country

 
 
 

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Post by Al Fanso » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00




Quote:>Anyone have a clue what the chances are of having customs find and
>confiscate an unblocked import scanner purchased from another country

Hmmm.  Let's see.  Customs probably has your name on an alert list by
now.  Unless, of course, you were bright enough not to use your real
name and userid.  After all, this is a public newsgroup.  The Feds
lurk around here pretty regularly.
 
 
 

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Post by hmk~~ar.. » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00





>>Anyone have a clue what the chances are of having customs find and
>>confiscate an unblocked import scanner purchased from another country

>Hmmm.  Let's see.  Customs probably has your name on an alert list by
>now.  Unless, of course, you were bright enough not to use your real
>name and userid.  After all, this is a public newsgroup.  The Feds
>lurk around here pretty regularly.

And, even if they do not have your name, they are targeting shipments
from known dealers.  I know of a few folks who ordered un-blocked
scanners from Canada only to have them intercepted and returned to the
company.  My best advice is to find other stuff to listen to.
Howard
 
 
 

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Post by Greg Dea » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00


> Anyone have a clue what the chances are of having customs find and
> confiscate an unblocked import scanner purchased from another country

If you are traveling, take it out of the box (mail it home).  It is
just a radio that you use.  Customs is looking for ***, guns, ***,
illegal plants.  Radios are not on the high list.  Of course, if
purchased oversees, they do want the tax!

If mailed into the country, have the custom form list it as a
shortwave radio, not a scanner.  

These are just my thoughts, having deal with customs (legally).
I have not tested this but again radios are not the big targets
they are looking for.

 
 
 

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Post by PrinceMyshk » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I can't believe that the good old U S of A, home of the free and the brave, has
made it illegal even to own a device tht can pick electromagnetic radiation out
of the ether. Isn't that the sort of thing for which we used to berate other
benighted countries? Why is it illegal for me to intercept and decode radiation
that is passing through my home, nay, my very body?

 
 
 

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Post by PrinceMyshk » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00

The law is a ASS!

 
 
 

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Post by Greg Dea » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00


> I can't believe that the good old U S of A, home of the free and the brave, has
> made it illegal even to own a device tht can pick electromagnetic radiation out
> of the ether. Isn't that the sort of thing for which we used to berate other
> benighted countries? Why is it illegal for me to intercept and decode radiation
> that is passing through my home, nay, my very body?

It is the 1920s all over again.  Stupid laws making crooks out of
all us.
 
 
 

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Post by Greg Dea » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00


> The law is a ASS!

Did not Shakespear say that?
 
 
 

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Post by Bo.. » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00





>>Anyone have a clue what the chances are of having customs find and
>>confiscate an unblocked import scanner purchased from another country

>Hmmm.  Let's see.  Customs probably has your name on an alert list by
>now.  Unless, of course, you were bright enough not to use your real
>name and userid.  After all, this is a public newsgroup.  The Feds
>lurk around here pretty regularly.

Jeez, let me get my wading boots; the paranoia is getting pretty deep
around here!
 
 
 

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Post by Glen Rober » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

: I can't believe that the good old U S of A, home of the free and the brave, has
: made it illegal even to own a device tht can pick electromagnetic radiation out
: of the ether. Isn't that the sort of thing for which we used to berate other
: benighted countries? Why is it illegal for me to intercept and decode radiation
: that is passing through my home, nay, my very body?

Because Congress knows  better than you....

Because Newt Gingrich is too ignorant to keep his mouth shut on his
cell phone. Because he is soo igorant that he thinks by passing a law,
he will be able to blab with impunity... as if no one will be listening!

--
Glen L. Roberts -- "political provocateur" -Newsday (3/30/97)
The Stalker's Home page: http://www.fulldisclosure.org/stalk.html
"His ironically named Stalker's Home Page has become the definitive source
for information about how your privacy can be violated online" - Time Magazine
Full Disclosure Live -- Daily: Midnight Live: WGTG (5.085 mhz)
                        True Spech (anytime): http://www.fulldisclosure.org
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Post by PrinceMyshk » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00



>> The law is a ASS!

>Did not Shakespear say that?

No,***ens. Oliver Twist. The law was blaming Mr. Bumble for something Mrs.
Bumble did since he was supposedly the head of the family. "If the law supposes
that, the law is a ass, a idiot."
 
 
 

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Post by Joe Ol » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

If it goes through the "Windy City" it might, I saw this in MT last year
('97)

Joe Olig
Madison, WI
R8, ICF2010, MFJ1020A, 8000, "wires"