- Jun 18, 2010
- Mojave Desert, California, USA
Well, lets say that the "government" (or whoever the bad guy is in the scenario) would have a little trouble tracking a SW receiver...but not that they can't. Maybe for the purposes of this discussion it is impractical....but it absolutely could, and can, be done.The government can not track SW receivers, but that is only half of the equation. The one thing that can easily be tracked are SW transmitters!
Research "Operation Rafter". Think about how that somewhat affective 1950's program could be enhanced using modern technology. Further, you might research unintentional radiation sources and such applications in MASINT.
(edit) I forgot a good one...SFX Entertainment. This private company uses a technique to find out what radio station your car radio is tuned to whenever you park in one of their contracted parking facilities. That same technique could be used to determine what radio station a shortwave receiver is tuned to, and with improvement to track its location.