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[aprssig] neat project?

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Fri Apr 20 00:47:10 UTC 2007


On Apr 19, 2007, at 6:34 PM, Wes Johnston, AI4PX wrote:

> Perhaps people would leave it alone if we taped some D cells  
> together painted red and had some curly wires sticking out?   
> Reminds me of a bomb threat at a local hardware store in Sumter  
> SC.  Someone in the parking lot saw what appeared to be dynamite,  
> wires and a blinking LED light under an SUV.  After evacuating an  
> entire block and closing the hardware store we learned that the  
> guy's wife thought he was having an affair and had installed a GPS  
> tracker under his car.


I used to work in a soup kitchen that shared space with a community  
center.  One of the volunteers spotted what they told police was a  
bunch of tubes wrapped in tape with wires sticking out, placed in the  
fridge.  This got a complete bomb squad reaction, etc.

It turns out that an RC racing club used the facility, and often  
stored batteries in the fridge while waiting their turn to race.   
This was nothing more than a simple RC car batter pack!




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