Details of Proud Boy Baofeng usage on January 6

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"It is highly likely that prosecutors learned the three details included in that detention motion — that Nordean had been put in charge, that the Proud Boys were using Baofeng radios set to frequency 477.985, and that part of the plan was to disperse the men to increase chances of success — from the unindicted co-conspirator and or devices seized from him when he was first arrested. "

Apparently there is a TV channel in use nearby that 477.985 MHz falls within. Was that a deliberate choice?
 

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"It is highly likely that prosecutors learned the three details included in that detention motion — that Nordean had been put in charge, that the Proud Boys were using Baofeng radios set to frequency 477.985, and that part of the plan was to disperse the men to increase chances of success — from the unindicted co-conspirator and or devices seized from him when he was first arrested. "

Apparently there is a TV channel in use nearby that 477.985 MHz falls within. Was that a deliberate choice?
I'd bet that was done on purpose. Who would think to look in that range if a television station is in that area?
 

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I suspect its a coincidence there is a TV transmitter covering that frequency in DC and the radio users were not aware of that. Where I live most of the TV transmitters are nearly 50mi away and on 5,000ft mountains and you can easily talk within their digital carrier close range with walki-talkies. In DC I suspect the TV transmitters are closer to ground level and TV sets putting a higher signal level into radios on the same frequency. It would take field strength measurements or calculations in advance to determine if radios would work well in that environment and benefit from hiding within a digital TV carrier for concealment. I doubt the people in question had that kind of knowledge.

I'd bet that was done on purpose. Who would think to look in that range if a television station is in that area?
 
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