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how to stop rig thieves

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:16 pm
by ac9xh
push the companies like icom yaesu,kenwood etc to put in a gps tracker circuit. it can only be deactivated with factory pin given to you when purchased. if you sell it to another ham, it willsend out gps info until you send the code to them. if some scum steals it you can locate it by the gps signal since the scum cant turn it off without code. the gps unit would be built into the motherboard.also it will be a good way to locate scam scum with it.
send a radio to them for the money and find out the money bounced or the check not good or the scum lied to you and now has your radio. what to do? trace the location of the radio by gps signal.then call police or better yet pay the scam scum a visit with the sheriff ,or,show them what a baseball bat made from ole hickory will do.

Re: how to stop rig thieves

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:02 pm
by N9LCD
Don't post pictures of all the gear in your shack. Don't brag about how many rigs you have.

If they don't know you have it, they can't steal it.

As for built-in gps to locate stolen gear or fraudsters, yeah, it'll help to locate where the gear or fraudster may be. BUT:

Law enforcement won't get involved in recovering lost or stolen cell phones and tablets tracked down by the owner. They don't want to execute a search WITHOUT a search warrant issued by a court.

..."show them what a baseball bat made from ole hickory can do..."

Land you in prison for felony assault and battery, or battery! Your insurance DOES NOT cover liability for crimes you commit.