>On 11 Jan 1997 23:34:32 -0800,
>in the newsgroup rec.radio.scanner,
>from Our Lady of Perpetual Freedom thoughtfully posted:
>> >Did you hear Rush Limbaugh make an ass of himself talking about
>> >how hard it would be to make such an interception?
>> >Should how much the powers that be in Congress understand
>Gasp! Like the "V" chip and the Internet? ..Naw....
>> I didn't hear Rush, but from what I've read, it sounds like he was doing
>> nothing other than re-reading the AP report.... What I want to know, is
>> WHEN did it become illegal to modify a scanner to receive cellular?
When I heard Rush he was explaining how police scanners are use
to listen to police and fire calls and that NOW... some scanners
can pick up cellular phones... but that it is not common.
>> That bit of legal wisdom courtesy of the AP article. The AP article
>> also hinted that ANY receiver capable of receiving cellular was illegal
>> to manufacture... I thought that it had to be capable of scanning before
>> the cell ban covered it.
Any manfacutured after a certain date... The real illegalness is
in intending to pick up the phone calls... the equipment is
easily available, legally (specially cell phone interception
systems, where you put in a phone number is probably a different
matter... see: http://pages.ripco.com:8080/~glr/harris.html)
>> Was that you Glenn, or perhaps it was Bob Parness (or maybe someone else)
>> who years ago proved to a media type that all you needed to receive cellular
>> calls was a pre-1985 b/w vhf/uhf TV with manual tuning?
An old Emerson 4" color TV did it...
Quote:>Uh, Oh...Don't tell them that! Or they will make it "illegal" to
>tune any "pre-`85" set above channel 69!
The cheap analog tuners, not the ones with clicks seemed to be
capable. Some require a video signal to demodulate the audio,
Quote:>Has anyone checked into seeing if he was using a *digital* (TDMA)
>cell phone at the time???
Did anyone ask Harris Corporation for their list of Triggerfish
Quote:>Those are a *little* harder to receive with a scanner. ;^)
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