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Old 09-01-2012, 7:19 PM
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They have been doing this for at least 10 years. The SS agents pick on each other about driving it. Telling the new guys it's going to make them sterile. Good friend of mine is a agent. He told me what all it does. Spookie stuff to be sitting beside. I'll ask him again when he get home from the convention it broadcast a ton of stuff also.

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According to what was shown on Discovery Channel not that long ago, it works by putting out a broadband, high power signal on common cellular frequencies over a short range. I believe they said like 1/8th of a mile or something.

Again though, that was Discovery Channel, and though they're reliable it was TV...so...
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Rather than cell phone videos, I wonder what results using a digital cam would have yielded?
I'm figuring they're more worried about a cell phone-activated IED than another youtube vid of the POTUS' limo.
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Gee, I guess it's a good thing that they can't use other frequencies in the spectrum to send a signal to a simple receiver with a little det-cord to the speaker input and some semtex on the other end,lol! (sarcasm injected)


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They probably DO go by the rules. But what makes you think they use the same rulebook we do? Hypocritical? Probably not when Presidential security is the goal. And it matters not whether you like the current president. The Secret Service still has to keep him alive.
A refresher on basic radio Regulation seems in order...the FCC has NO jursidiction over any US Federal Agency. The FCC's authority is only over non-Federal users of spectrum, that is city, state, local governments plus all business users. The Agency that licenses Federal Agencies, including the FCC, is NTIA. And the regulations are made through IRAC which meets frequently in Washington to coordinate users. The Federal Regulations are published but the frequency assignments are classified and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. As they say in my church, 'here endeth the Lesson."
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Word is the SS had a truck load of goodies snatched in Motown.

Truck with U.S. Secret Service equipment stolen in Detroit prior to Vice President Joe Biden's visit | City of Detroit | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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I wonder how they keep from interrupting the legitimate local and state police radio traffic involved in the security detail. Or is this solely directed at cellphones / IED remotes.
Well, what I've noticed after at least 5 presidential visits in this area in the last 5-6 years is that there is almost no police radio comms once the VIP starts moving. I even heard the National Park Police announce radio silence when Marine 1 was landing.

As for the cell phone jamming, I realize now that both times it happened the other day I was using a bluetooth headset, and the fact that I heard it and the party on the other end heard it both times now leads me to think it was the Bluetooth getting interference.

Yes, I saw the Suburban with what looked like a platform on the roof and some strange antennas. Anyway, it was cooler to me to watch all that technology and security roll by than the person...
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I have a jammer in my truck. It's funny watching people mess with their phones when they pass me.
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Yeah, I'm sure it's a riot.
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I have a jammer in my truck. It's funny watching people mess with their phones when they pass me.
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Real smart. Someone could be calling 911 or on an emergency call. The FCC is cracking down on cell phone jammers and hopefully you will get caught one of these days.
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Well, what I've noticed after at least 5 presidential visits in this area in the last 5-6 years is that there is almost no police radio comms once the VIP starts moving. I even heard the National Park Police announce radio silence when Marine 1 was landing.
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Maybe in your area, but down here the State Police and local police doing the escorts are doing a lot of talking coordinating traffic control efforts. And they are right in the thick of things.
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The black Suburban with the two tall black antennas is sometimes called a "roadrunner" rig. These are also used overseas for our embassies and the same barrage jamming equipment can be seen on HMMWV's and MRAP vehicles in war zones as well. Some models jamb a broad spectrum and others are more selective. "Dead Zones" can be placed in certain models of equipment for radio comms in use by local police, fire, or internal use. This is so it doesn't jamb the radios the Secret Service are using. A lot of the capabilities are classified.
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