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Mexico's drug cartels build own national radio network

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  1. WF7A

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  2. G0GQK

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    Have they been issued with a call sign yet ? Don't complain about 'em or you might have Sancho Panza's boys make a visit, they donna like greengo's
  3. N5YPJ

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    I wonder if they will eventually be the ones to issue XE reciprocal licenses? Or could align the 40 meter digital sub band a little bit better than it is now?
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  4. WF7A

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    Remember: I'm in Texas--they're already here!

    If anything, their definition of a lid is most likely far different from ours.
  5. AF6OD

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    I read the article, and they are doing a better job of camouflaging the towers.
    Check out this cell ph tower. I wonder where they get there ideas from. lol

  6. AB2T

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    I'm not that surprised. Out of necessity, Mexican drug cartels have developed a very-wide-area V/UHF FM digital and encrypted repeater system. Given the billions of dollars of drug money in their hands, it's not surprising that the narcotrafficantes could finance a repeater system out-of-the-box that we hams could only dream of.

    Could we turn this dream of digital FM repeater networks into reality? I wouldn't look at this situation as a setback for hams. This is a time for innovation, something we hams are great at. While analog FM repeater systems have served hams well for almost fifty years, it is perhaps the time to move towards more bandwidth and signal efficient legal and unencrypted digital FM repeater networks. We've got the networks. Now it's a matter of converting to digital and strengthening the networks we have. It's a big undertaking. Then again, the switch from AM to FM on V/UHF didn't happen overnight either.
  7. W7DKK

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    Just what is the neighbor with the huge antenna doing? Why is he up late at night? The UPS truck comes a lot.

    How long before the possession of high-end handheld radio, powerful repeater and antennas are prima facia evidence of drug activity in this country?
  8. N5YPJ

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    IDK about fixed operation but mobile and portable v/uhf operation does get certain individual law enforcement officer's attention as have ham radio license plates.
  9. W5INC

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    Legalize all drugs and cut out all of the BS. We have enough problems in this country I don't think we need to worry about what is happening in Mexico. Once all drugs are made legal this will cut off the cash head for the Cartels and they will disappear over a short period of time. This will also cut out all of the bought off LEO at all levels/bankers/judges/lawyers and all of the other bottom feeders (even the college educated ones) who have the anti drug facade going full tilt with 1 hand and skimming all of their illicit bribe/money laundering cash with the other. Any idiot can find any kind of drug in most cities in America today. That should be proof positive that the War on Drugs is a failed experiment and needs to be done away with.

    The big Pharma companies are the biggest drug Cartels in the World. They cause just as many problems in this country with drug addiction to their pills, scam doctors who reap money selling prescriptions to the end user, then the illegal Cartels out there. Yet no one voices any opposition to these drug peddlers who run wide open 24 hours a day in this country.

    If someone wants to destroy their life with drugs of any kind how are you going to stop them? Better to let them get their drug of choice be it food/alcohol/pot/cocaine/heroin or the man made compounds sold by Big Pharma. There use to be the Red light district in every city here in the USA. Gambling, hookers, alcohol/opium/cocaine/pot were all available for consumption by the end user. Why has this changed in this country when the Human animal's taste for these things hasn't and probably never will, IMO.
  10. WF7A

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    The effect of legalizing all the narcotic drugs, Mike, is that they'll be much more affordable...the result of which is how much will drug abuse increase as a result the drugs being so affordable? With an increase in drug use we'll see more automobile-related accidents as well as a huge increase in health care money being spent on the drug users and related victims (say, from an auto accident.)

    With more people on drugs productivity in the business-place will decrease as well; employers won't want drug users on their payroll so they'll fire them...which means they'll end up on the streets or on welfare and cost us taxpayers even more.
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