[aprssig] Bootlegger - More experience with one

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 02:01:23 EST 2009

> From: Shanon KA8SPW 
> Our bootlegger, lets call him ABC, was first noticed in
> February of 2003. 

> The 22 year old culprit finally called me a few days later
> and was very  hostile. 
> He was driving by 
> my house all hours of the day and night. He had ...loud muffler. 

   Chances are pretty good this ^^ type doesn't want to be a ham, nor legal. 
  In the 70's we had a fella who built a CB > 2 M repeater and hid it in the woods near a one of the repeaters.    Also, a L O N G story, but he had a history, we made contact, talked a lot, and one of the fellas tried to get him to get a licence just so he would have more leverage with the FCC if he got too big for his britches again.  He popped up later several times. 
  I haven't followed up on the latest, but he was last heard of about 3-4 years ago because he got nailed for bringing a battery powered microwave oven Tx into some stores and frying some registers and a lottery machine.  A Ham/lawyer friend said he wanted to go to the court hearing, but I haven't called to see what happened.

73, Steve, K9DCI
You know that sea of entropy we were going to drown in?  Well, upon closer examination, it turned out to be ignorance.  S. Noskowicz 1987


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