[RFI] ARRL to FCC...
Hare, Ed W1RFI
w1rfi at arrl.org
Fri Aug 1 11:24:56 EDT 2014
The risk to this approach is that if you the big tower in the neighborhood, the grower will probably put two and two together if it comes out that the probable cause to execute the warrant was the presence of radio noise. I am sure that the attorney for the defense would look at the circumstance that led to the arrest, just to see if there any way to get the case thrown out.
Ed Hare, W1RFI
From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim Smith
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...
Hmm... If you're in an illegal state would there be any benefit/risk in simply reporting your suspicions to the DEA along with documentation linking grow op lighting to RFI and your current RFI environment?
Seems to me to be a low risk way of dealing with individual problems.
Also, if the DEA has a lot of success with this the word may get out that grow ops shouldn't use certain lamps.
Maybe teach DEA how to DF these sites themselves? Could maybe provide justification for asking for a search warrant.
And, getting a little further out, maybe they could subpoena the FCC for info on all the horrendous RFI complaints which fit the grow op profile which they could follow up on. Hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fell off your chair laughing...
Best of luck with your efforts at containing this soon to be viral problem.
73, Jim VE7FO
On 2014-07-25 06:55, EDWARDS, EDDIE J wrote:
> "I am not enough of a lawyer to know what the line is for how much I can help a grower quiet down an operation, it is after all still not legal federally..."
> I'm not a lawyer either. I too am wondering how it would be viewed by the DEA during their raids if they find a nearby ham's contact info on the grower's or on multiple grower's contact lists, or if find on documents showing the ham has been assisting with RFI issues. I know I would not take that chance no matter where I lived.
> For those who think the federal DEA isn't doing raids under the current admin or in legal states, you might be surprised at the selective grower raids they are currently doing. Sometimes has to do with other activities or items on site like guns.
> 73, de ed -K0iL
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Cole
> I stop short of suggesting ways to suppress RFI, but point them at the
> ARRL's web site for RFI, which does have links to suppressors. I am
> not enough of a lawyer to know what the line is for how much I can
> help a grower quiet down an operation, it is after all still not legal
> federally, so I don't suggest ways to make it stop, as much as I would
> like too...
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