March 04, 2007 at 12:00am
Being a prior communications operator in the military and also in law enforcement communications,there is know way to track the radio threats that were made when the President made his visit. The only way to do so is if the radio transmission stays constant and a directional finding device is used to pinpont the location of the signal. As was stated in the original article about a private frequency for the S.O.? There is no such thing as a private frequency. As stated by FCC laws and guidlines all frequencies are public domain meaning anyone with the proper license can operate on almost any frequency. The frequency in which the S.O. operates on is shared by 27 other agencies in this state alone, not counting volunteer firefighters,ems personel,ham operators,and private individuals that can have access to these frequncies.There is no way to prevent unauthorized radio traffic from coming across the radio waves. The S.O. can put scramblers on their radios if they want to keep their communications private, but that only keeps other LEO's from communicating with them in mutual aid situations and does not stop other traffic from going through the frequency. True what happened is a disgrace and I don't believe anyone in the Franklin County S.O. had anything to do with it.As far as finding out who did it is virtually impossible. Thats my opinion and I will be glad to provide details and facts on anything I mentioned.