- Apr 2, 2019
Thank you for agreeing with me, I guess? The point wasn’t that thieves don’t sometimes steal worthless junk they don’t realize at the time is worthless. It’s that none of them are hanging out monitoring the entire set of ham bands all day, ULS search tool at the ready, just in case they hear someone say they’re going to be away from their shack for a bit.they steal stuff all the time that has no value. ... They will take it first then find out later what it is or isn't worth.The worst case scenario is that they broke in randomly and saw blindly things and took them only to toss them out later when they realized they were of no value to them.
Oh? Do tell.And even if you run out and get a PO box, your old address will still be in the ULS.
Are you seriously trying to pretend those two concepts are equivalent? Everyone knows what a license plate is and can see it with their eyes. You ask them what they think a typical call sign is, and I’d they answered at all they’d probably just say Maverick or Ice Man.Who here would want their name and address easily searchable through a database or book from a vehicle plate number that any Joe Schmo can access?
I’m sure there are a few creepers out there somewhere. Somehow it doesn’t seem like it’s been a problem. Your name is not secret information. Your address is not secret information. The general public has no clue radio waves are passing by and through them constantly, and if you asked them what the ULS is they’d probably guess some eastern European soccer league. Even if some ham out there happens to see the antenna on your car and guesses that you’re one, too, what’s he going to do with that information? He has no idea if you’re on the air at the time. And he has numerous bands and modes to monitor just on the outside chance you might transmit at some point. He’s better off just following you home.
Get a grip, people. I’d be fine with the ULS search just returning a city name or zip code. But it doesn’t bother me in the slightest that it returns a mailing address.