[aprssig] Another Bootlegger? my experience with one
ka8spw at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 4 22:07:51 CST 2009
Our bootlegger, lets call him ABC, was first noticed in February of
2003. I got involved in May. We tracked him to his new home about 7
miles from us. Knocked on the door. Roommate answered. Had a nice chat,
left our phone numbers.
The 22 year old culprit finally called me a few days later and was very
hostile. He said he was a ham years ago at age 13. One time we tracked
him to a ham's house. The call sign came back to a young kid.
Long story short, and trust me there is enough to write a small book, he
finally took the station off the air after a few days. He was driving by
my house all hours of the day and night. He had one of those little
import sports cars, Mitsubishi, with the large loud muffler. Guess what
his plate was? Yep, ABC.
He posted a message, as me, on a gay chat room asking for a good time,
leaving my full contact information. Funny I only got one email, no
phone calls. I wonder if I should be feel hurt or thankful that is all
that I got. I was able to do a search on what I knew of him and learned
plenty about him, right down to birth date and where he worked. I found
a chat room where he even boasted that “steal my car, I will find you”.
My wife was so scared, enough to make sure I kept a loaded firearm
within reach for a while. I have a permit to carry and do most of the
time anyway. I have kept all the documentation of that incident. I also
have pictures and recordings. Do you want to put your family in this
situation? Next time, I will just document and turn it over to the FCC
We even offered to help him get his ham license and enjoy the hobby. Try
and be nice and see what happens. How does that old saying go? "no good
deed goes unpunished".
I suspect there must be a “ham” helping ETI somewhere...
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