Welcome to Partisan Radio Volume 2!

In this episode:

– Scanners, features, and recommended models

– Intelligence (Locating forms and reporting to NCS)

– Real World – Hurricane Katrina 911 Call using Ham Radio

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Uniden HomePatrol II TouchScreen Digital Scanner APCO P25 Phase 1 and 2

Uniden Handheld TrunkTracker IV Digital Police Scanner (BCD396XT)

Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner

Tecsun PL-660 Portable AM/FM/LW/Air Shortwave World Band Radio with Single Side Band

Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion Shortwave Radio with Single Side Band


The MITRE Corporation has an experimental license to conduct research using the HF bands in the event of satellite disruptions.  It may not be as sinister as some are claiming, at least so it appears.

ARRL Warns MITRE Corporation not to interfere with HF bands.


The following was received from a listener (this is not coming from JJS):
The program titled  “The Hawk” located at the Steve Quayles website.   (www.stevequayle.com) and last night he advised the ARRL has been notified by the FCC that they have contracted with a company called Mitre Corporation for the purpose of research and communications at their discretion. This includes all bands including GMRS and FRS. They have been authorized to operate on the wide band spectrum. The purpose is to jam sections or entire HF bands in the U.S. He reports that this Mitre Corporation may be an off-shelf corporation related to the CIA. In this case power has been given to a 3rd party to jam all ham and radio communication in the U.S.   Here is the link to listen to the broadcast.


It starts at 21:42-16:23 on the right sided numbers of the broadcast.

Mitre Corporation:


Thoughts from JJS:  Although I’m less than completely trustful of the federal government, I’m not convinced this is a secret CIA operation to block ham radio transmissions.  They have the technology and infrastructure/support elements to do that already.  All they would need is an executive order to execute.  It is my understanding that the government is looking for ways to exchange large bit, wide-banded data in the event of satellite communications disruptions.  For example, the Russians and the Chinese have ‘Satellite Killing’ weapons.  If I were in charge, I’d be looking for ways to continue to function without satellites too.  If the system ‘collapses’, you can bet that the government would restrict or ban the use of all ‘non-approved’ communications in the amateur radio bands.  It would be a privilege extended to RACES and government entities.  Plan on it.