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Preston and the Magic School Bus, by T.W. Lee

I first heard about Preston Nichols from one of the lone gunmen. He was described as this dude who drove around in an old school bus full of Watkins Johnson receivers and was into UFOs and old military bases. With an endorsement like that, how could I resist?

I was down at the 2600 meeting, and one of the lone gunmen told me Preston was speaking that evening at some new-age convention downtown. Never been a big fan of new-agers. They abhor technology and in many cases intelligent thought processes. Still though, it was like watching a train wreck, that bizarre fascination that keeps your eyes riveted to the scene. I hauled myself and my bemused spouse down there to hear him speak. Preston’s claim to fame is being involved in some high weirdness over at the old Montauk Point Air Force SAGE Radar site out on the tip of Long Island. It’s your typical paranormal story involving UFOs, space aliens, time travel, and secret government conspiracies. He even wrote a few books about it.

While sadly enough we don’t have men in lawn chairs hanging around MOAs with binoculars and communications receivers, the Northeast has its share of interesting activity in the skies. Two counties I’ve lived in have the distinction of being on the MUFON top 300 list1 of reported UFO activity. By now I hope you realize that UFO does not necessarily mean the pilot is from way out of town. He (or she) might be a lot closer than you think2.

We paid the aging hippie chick the requisite admission fee, and went to go hear Preston speak. He alluded to all sorts of high weirdness out on Long Island’s tip while extensively promoting his books. The granola and quartz crystal crowd hung onto his every word like it came down off a mountain carved in stone. Sorry, wrong religious imagery for this crowd. They hung onto his every word like it was beamed down from the Pleiades. Time for questions. I raised my hand, and eventually was picked. I asked about detecting and receiving RF signals associated with paranormal activity. He actually gave me a viable answer: Use an old black and white TV as a signal detector.

Old school trick. I use it all the time, especially with various frequency converters. Simple and works, especially for spread spectrum stuff3. Maybe there’s something here after all.

We found out he had a meeting at someone’s house every week, some Reki practitioner on Long Island. We decided to check it out. Vivian’s enjoying this. She has little use for “white witches”, and this crowd was beyond white. They were transparent. We show up and listen to Preston talk about the history and latest happenings around Montauk as it relates to high weirdness. His audience was about a half dozen groupies with about three brain cells between the whole lot of them. He starts talking technical. I get interested and the eyes start glazing over on his groupies. Vivian I think is enjoying this way too much. She was fucking with this one woman who was talking way too much about her wavelengths. Jedi mind tricks. Basic PsyOps. He starts talking about the 400 MHz. frequency range and radiosondes. Very interesting as the frequency range from about 390-410 MHz. is known to be one of the fun places in the spectrum to check out and radiosondes hold a particular fascination for me. Then he mentions the use of grid dip meters to check for implants. I suppose if they had a tuned circuit in them, and you had an idea of the frequency, it would work. GDMs are a useful tool by the way. You should have one in your kit.

The meeting ends, and we walk out to the magic school bus. It’s filled with a battery bank, a huge inverter, and a few racks of Watkins Johnson receivers. I climb into the bus. Preston wants to show this weird signal he discovered around 900 MHz. He puts it on the spectrum display. Frequency hopping from 900-930 MHz. roughly. Hmm… 33cm ISM (and ham) band. Probably a SCADA. I tell him what he found.

Around the same time I was working with a fellow writer on an article about scanning the NY metro area. I received some copies of letters written by an anonymous contributor to the contact for the local scanner and SWL net that was conducted every week on a local ham repeater. “Mr. Anonymous” had some rather detailed observations of local Milair activity and compiled a nice list of Milair frequencies in the 225-400 MHz. range. The handwriting on the letter looked very familiar. Perhaps the letters might have been written in an old school bus?

The lesson here is that there is a grain of truth in every story, and as an explorer of invisible worlds you have to investigate these interesting stories of high weirdness in order to separate the fact from fiction. The dude may have been hung up on the illegal aliens who fall under the jurisdiction of INS Division Six, but he knew his RF and apparently his COMINT TTP as well. If you can sort through the more amusing ramblings, you’d have walked away with some interesting hints and kinks to add to your kit.

Postscript

Many years have gone by, and things have not changed. The new-agers still hate technology and technical means to find the truth, and most scanner hobbyists have no interest in checking out the invisible world, The Great Black. I heard Preston moved up to Saugerties where he fixes high end tube amps for old rich hippies. The local 2 meter scanner and SWL net is no longer on the air. The magic school bus is no longer on the road. Perhaps someone will become inspired and build their own magic bus?

 

Monitoring UFOs, by T.W. Lee

 

believeMany a truth is spoken in jest…

I did this “April Fools” article for Scanning USA many years back under the pseudonym of “Deep Throat”. After they published it, I still liked it enough to post it on Usenet. The cool thing was that unlike some periodicals I’ve written for, all the little inside references and jokes were not removed from this article.

I even photo shopped a a space alien onto a fuzzy picture of Lentini Communications (their old Newington, CT location) for the article. Sadly, I no longer have that picture on disk…

I find it depressing that people rarely look up at the sky these days. If they just turned their eyes towards the Great Black every once in a while they’d find a whole new world that they previously were missing…

We all need to look and listen a little more often…

I once had a “close encounter” with space aliens. (Or it could have been the FCC. That night was pretty hazy.) I had just come back from a party at a loft in Watertown, Massachusetts that involved interesting electronic devices, attractive ladies who were into geeks, and large amounts of Jose Cuervo. I poured myself out of my ride after a two-hour return trip (always have a designated driver when you go out to pickle your brain), and managed to fall up the two flights of stairs to my apartment where the downy comfort of my bed awaited. Properly situated, I had no sooner fell into that comatose state of bliss then I sensed a presence in the bedroom. Now fully aware and stone cold sober by way of adrenaline, in one smooth motion I hit the touch lamp on the nightstand and drew down on the intruder with the CZ52 I keep handy for unwelcome guests.

Taking a look at my target, I notice it is a small ugly gray-looking human with a big head. I first thought it was my landlord, and started to yell at him for not knocking on the door before entering. I then realized that my unexpected visitor was actually from way out of town. It turned out that “he” was a Grey Alien trying to abduct me, but the high levels of Agave in my system somehow thwarted the paralysis device they use. Faced with potential oblivion by way of armed, angry human denied a nice drunken sleep, they offered me Twinkies, Coke, and ride in their spaceship in exchange for a few minutes of my time. I told them that my parents warned me against taking rides from strangers, and that they better at least offer me a few Krugerrands in exchange for being a test subject. The space alien replied that they usually keep their gold bullion in Canadian Maple Leafs, and asked if those would be OK instead.

After that things get a little fuzzy and the only things I kind of recall are consenting to a brain tissue sample (considering how many brain cells I’ve fried, I thought a few more shouldn’t matter), their sampling machine repeatedly printing out the words “Hermano del Diablo” before crashing, a heavily-modified Cobra 148GTL CB in the spaceship’s cockpit set to Channel 19, and getting hustled off the spaceship after I started taking apart the ship’s ion drive with my Leatherman Tool to see how it worked. I woke up the next day, and thought it was all a dream until I saw a stack of gold Canadian Maple Leafs on my nightstand next to the CZ52. That afternoon I sold a few of them to a local pawnshop and bought an Icom R8500 and more Cuervo. Being an electronic plumber by trade, this experience had gotten me interested in what could probably be the ultimate in scanner listening: monitoring UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects.

From my previous experience, I knew that space aliens make use of the Eleven Meter band on the frequency of 27.185 MHz. The problem with this frequency however is the difficulty in telling the difference between the terrestrial users and the extra-terrestrial ones. It would seem obvious to me that a race of beings capable of interstellar transportation would rely on more advanced communications than CB. Then again, there may be something special about the 27 MHz. spectrum that we humans are unaware of. On that note, noted musician and ufologist Mojo Nixon in his critically acclaimed work UFOs, Big Rigs, and BBQ puts forth the theory that some space aliens are actually intergalactic truckers who stop off at Planet Earth because we have the only truck stops in this corner of the galaxy (and serve the best food).

Scannists interested in this subset of monitoring should acquire a few pieces of auxiliary equipment to augment their efforts. The first is a good set of 10×50 binoculars. I have found these to be ideal for getting a better view of things in the sky. They offer a wide enough view and enough magnification to enable you to distinguish between mundane flying objects such as weather balloons, and things that might be a little more interesting. You may also want to get a telescope for those times when additional magnification is needed. The next items are some supplementary reading material. A good aircraft recognition guide such as Janes is essential, as are aviation and astronomy related periodicals such as Aviation Week, Air & Space, and Sky & Telescope. Part of monitoring UFOs is being able to identify the stuff that is terrestrial in origin, and a normal part of the evening sky. Nothing is more embarrassing to discover that your UFO was actually a B2 bomber, the International Space Station, or the planet Uranus. Armed with optics and information on craft indigenous to this planet, you can visually confirm information heard while searching via electromagnetic means.

Another potentially useful item is a compass; as in the type that normally points somewhere North. If it starts swinging around all over the place, things will probably start to get interesting real soon. UFOs have been rumored to cause magnetic anomalies, and unusual compass behavior could mean that a UFO is nearby. It may also mean that a local ham just turned on his linear, and started chewing the rag on 3880. Those of you who are still using real computers such as S-100, PDP-11, or TRS-80 systems may also notice your compass “twitches” slightly upon powering your system up. This is most noticeable on with TRS-80 Model 1 systems. One such hobbyist during the mid-1980s was reported to have booted up his Model 1 to play a few games of Lunar Lander only to discover black flying “triangles” hovering over his residence, and total white-out of TV reception in a mile radius. The hobbyist was later seen near Lakehurst, New Jersey a few years after the incident wearing clothing that screamed out the word “engineer” and sporting implants that would make a Borg jealous.

As far as frequencies are concerned, you should by now realize that frequencies for space aliens are not listed in Police Call. My approach is to listen to select terrestrial frequencies that may provide UFO event indication in my area, usually in the form of one pilot asking another “What the heck was that?!” or common mil-air frequencies that may be used by interceptor aircraft. Frequencies such as 121.5, 243.0, 364.2, 122.2, 122.75, 122.925, and 123.45 MHz. are good bets. I also listen to local aircraft test frequencies in my area, as many alleged UFOs turn out to be experimental aircraft. For example, Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut, the premier makers of black helicopters used in generating UFO (and other) conspiracy stories, uses 36.90, 38.90, 41.10, 123.15, 123.20, 123.275, 123.325, 123.425, 123.45, 123.525, 123.55, 123.575, 233.80, 275.20, 304.60, 314.60, 324.6, 359.40, 380.4, 382.60, and 384.60 MHz. for flight test operations. Searching 1435-1535, 2200-2300, and 2310-2390 MHz. will also alert you to any aircraft testing in your area. Those frequency ranges are allocated for aircraft test telemetry. Likewise, the local DME/TACAN frequency (960-1215 MHz.) assigned to your neighborhood VORTAC site, or the airborne SIF/SSR transponder frequency on 1090 MHz. is also useful. If your UFO is squwaking, then it’s probably of terrestrial origin. The Aircraft transmit on DME/TACAN frequencies from 1025 to 1150 MHz. in 1 MHz. steps.

In the few years of UFO monitoring, I’ve mostly encountered experimental aircraft, celestial bodies, and the odd satellite. I only managed to snag one unidentified flying object that appeared to be extraterrestrial in origin. It appeared that the craft was having technical difficulties, and landed in a central Connecticut town well known for amount of RF that hobbyists generate there. They probably homed in the weird signals emanating on 147.555 MHz. The craft landed in a parking lot, its occupant got out, and proceeded to a local electronics store to (I assume) acquire repair parts. As our intergalactic visitor left the store, I tried to snap a quick picture of him, but for some reason, my digital camera (along with my other electronics) was on the fritz that evening.

Analog II: No Band Like Low Band, by T.W. Lee

Analog II: No Band Like Low Band

My dad was a volunteer firefighter back in the 1970s and 1980s. The fire department had a siren on its roof that went off every day at noon, and whenever there was a fire call. You couldn’t hear it if you were more than a mile or two away from the station, and in that case you relied on the Plectron to tell you when there was a call. The Plectron was a radio receiver tuned to the department’s radio frequency with a quartz crystal you plugged into the circuit board. When the particular paging tones were sent over the air for your department, the Plectron would go off with a noise that would wake the dead, or at least it woke me up every time. It was a fascinating device. I later learned that its frequency, 46.38 MHz., was used for dispatch by all the fire departments in the county. You could flip a switch and it would hear all the radio traffic on that frequency. You could hear the fire calls for neighboring departments, and their periodic radio checks. As I listed in to the various departments, I also discovered that the Plectron had a second frequency crystal plugged into it: 46.36 MHz. That frequency belonged to the county north of mine, and I was able to hear a few of the towns on the border. All of this with no more than about three feet of wire plugged into the back of the unit.

The Plectron was replaced in the 1980s with a Minitor, a pager that you could wear on your belt. The Minitor was convenient. You could carry it with you. Soon all the volunteer firefighters were sporting Minitors on their belts, all set to go off when their particular two-tone combination was received. I thought they didn’t have the sensitivity of the Plectron, nor its buzzardly charm. The Plectron stayed on my dad’s desk, right on top of the Radio Shack CB that mom used to talk with him during his evening commute home when the post-Convoy CB craze was in full swing. The CB was a great pre-cellular way to request that your spouse pick up a gallon of milk on the way home. For all I know the two radios are still there. There was also a requisite police scanner there, a four channel affair that also used those quartz crystals. The crystals were for the local police and sheriff’s departments, although even back then the local PD would have the officer “landline” the department if they didn’t want something sensitive going out over the air.

That scanner held little interest to me at the time. I was more interested in what else was out there. Programmable scanners existed back then, but they were prohibitively expensive. Sometime after the Plectron was retired in favor of the Minitor, I found an “Electra” multiband portable radio at a tag sale and paid the princely sum of $20 for it. Besides having AM, FM, Aircraft and shortwave band reception, it also had two “public safety” bands. One was VHF high-band, 145-174 MHz. The other was VHF low-band, 30-50 MHz. There wasn’t much of interest on high-band at the time, but low-band had plenty of stuff to listen to. I found out that all the region’s fire departments, mostly volunteer, were right around 46 MHz. Police and sheriff’s departments were around 39 MHz, and the State Police were around 42 MHz. Tuning around I also found the local highway departments, my school district’s bus frequency, and the local Taxi service. All on low-band. The slide-rule tuning was approximate, and when tuned to a particular frequency you’d also hear the users above and below it. This wasn’t much of a disadvantage back then. Radio Shack sold this book called Police Call, and with a little judicious listening you could identify who you were tuned to even if you only had a general idea of the frequency. Eventually the increasing number of loggings and the number of interesting things to listen to necessitated the acquisition of a real programmable police scanner. After doing some research in the Radio Shack catalog, a holiday present request was made and I found a twenty channel(!) Radio Shack PRO-2020 under the tree.

Over thirty years later, my parents’ fire department still dispatches out on 46.38 MHz. The county to the North has switched their operations to UHF, but still simulcasts on 46.36 MHz. I’m listening to both right now from about an hour’s drive away, along with about a dozen other VHF low-band frequencies used for dispatch in the region. The 46.38 MHz. frequency is shared with a local city that also maintains a low-band simulcast of their fire operations frequency. The furthest dispatch frequency I listen to is about 70 miles away, but it and I both have some elevation to help things out. When the skip conditions are right, I can hear low-band users in the Midwest and deep South. The key is having enough antenna, although when conditions are right you can do it with a telescoping whip on a portable.

The general saying among many in the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) industry is “Low band is no band.” Many industry giants are trying to get their customers off low-band and up in frequency. Yet, many users still hang on to and use their low-band frequencies. I have seen thirty-year old low-band radios still in service by public works departments, CERT teams, and volunteer fire departments. A lot of the stuff is cast-off from other agencies who’ve upgraded their systems and changed frequencies. They’ll use it until it breaks for the last time, and parts become unavailable through any avenue. In rural, especially hilly, areas it works exceptionally well. Many businesses in rural areas use VHF low-band, especially in places where mobile phone service is spotty to non-existent. Yes Virginia, there are places, some even in the Northeast, where you cannot get mobile phone service. I expect many of these users to continue using low-band until they are forced off the frequency. In many rural areas of the country, even an old 1980s vintage 20 channel scanner hooked up to a good antenna and programmed with the right low-band frequencies will keep you informed of goings-on within a hundred miles of your location.

Sometimes when I’ve got a particular frequency I want to keep an ear on, I go retro with a Lafayette HE-51, Lafayette Guardian 5000, or Watkins Johnson/CEI 977. A simple Sinclair passive multicoupler allows them all to share the same antenna. You could do the same with a TV antenna splitter and a couple of vintage police scanners or tunable public safety receivers that shouldn’t cost you more than $20 apiece at a local hamfest. The key to successful low-band monitoring is the antenna. Most scanner antennas concentrate on VHF high-band through 800 MHz. That leaves a lot to be desired for low-band reception. A discone antenna, with the very important top whip element, will suffice if nothing else is available. Many low-band enthusiasts utilize CB, 10 meter, or 6 meter ham band antennas.

Low-band also has some territory for those of you who want to transmit. For those avoiding the minor inconvenience of getting their ham ticket, there is the CB service at what many consider to be the bottom end of the low-band, right around 26-27 MHz. You’re limited in power, have forty channels, and legally can’t talk more than 150 miles or so. Yet, for the most part in the United States those 40 channels are mostly dead except for small local pockets of activity. Bootleg CBers, known as “freebanders”, operate using modified ham and CB gear above and below the standard CB channels. You can find them anywhere from 25-28 MHz. using AM, SSB, and even FM modes of transmission. The area around 49 MHz. is also another free-parking space on the RF Monopoly board. There you find old cordless phones, baby monitors, and very very low-power walkie-talkies that offer about a quarter to half mile range for the most part. Still, there are some experimenters who have made their home there. For those willing to get their ham ticket, there is the ten meter and six meter ham bands, each on opposite ends of the low-band spectrum. Both can get very interesting at times when the band conditions are right.

The best ranges to start monitoring are the frequency ranges of 33-34 and 46-47 MHz. Many fire departments, particularly volunteer ones in rural areas, are licensed in these frequency ranges. Even if the department has gone to another frequency for their operations, they often still dispatch or maintain a simulcast of dispatch on the low-band frequency. During the day you can do a search in the business radio service allocations of 30.5-32, 35-36, and 43-44.6 MHz. Utilitiy companies, especially in rural areas, remain one of the biggest low-band users. They can be found in the frequency ranges of 37.46-37.88 and 47.68-48.54 MHz. The FCC’s General Menu Reports site will show you who is licensed on low-band in your region. You can also participate in the famous T.W. Lee Analog Tradition. Use any old police scanner with a search function or VHF-low band tunable public safety band receiver. You get extra style points if you use something like a Lafayette HE-51 or old military surplus receiver. Start at one end of the band, tune your way through the entire band, and repeat. Note down each frequency and what you heard on the frequency. When you get tired, leave it on the last frequency you heard traffic on. Then take some DMAE, get some sleep, and call me in the morning. Don’t be surprised if later you find yourself putting up a proper VHF low-band antenna, visiting Radio Shack for a TV antenna splitter, and searching flea markets, hamfests, and tag sales for old low-band receivers and police scanners. Just like AM broadcast band, there is a certain truth to VHF low-band.

Analog, by T.W. Lee

Analog

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
– William Gibson, Neuromancer

I remember back when TVs were analog affairs with knobs that clicked. When you tuned to a dead channel, you got “static”, this random pattern of black, white, and gray pixels. That is, unless something was transmitting nearby. Consumer-grade gear always had lousy selectivity. Come mid-1980s, the FCC took away channels 80-83 and gave some of them to cellular phones. Still were plenty of 83 channel TVs around though… We even had an article in Cybertech that talked about this. Eventually the analog click tuners went away, and the static of a dead channel was replaced by a Microsoft-esque blue screen. Another blue screen of death. Kids reading Gibson for the first time are going to have something else to wonder about besides payphones. Although I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories, I’m of the belief that the establishment gave TVs digital tuning and the blue screen of death because they didn’t want consumers tuning in-between the channels and discovering invisible worlds. People might start thinking for themselves and we can’t have that happen.

There were a lot of things you could do with analog. I remember back in the 1970s and early 1980s they said you could detect nearby tornado activity by adjusting your TV a certain way. They called it The Weller Method. Supposedly discredited nowadays, but like anything else controversial perhaps there is enough truth there to warrant some research. Won’t be able to do it with a modern HDTV. You need analog. I used to tune in channel 2 during the summer and wait for the interference from distant stations that told me a band opening was on the way.

Back when cable TV came to town, I discovered that you could in some instances monitor the leakage from the cable system by hooking up a cable converter to a big enough TV antenna and a receive amplifier. More importantly, that set-up enabled one to get a visual representation of large parts of the RF spectrum and detect certain spread spectrum communications.

The best analog TVs were these little battery operated (10 D cell!) 5″ black and white sets with slide tuning that sold for $20 at the local odd-lot/job-lot stores. They were still 83 channels and the slide tuning went quite a ways above and below the TV bands. Add a 2.4 GHz. Wavecom receiver and a good cable TV block converter and you had a really nice way of checking out the spectrum for wide-band stuff you couldn’t find with a police scanner.

I got about nine years out of that TV before it finally died. Not bad for a cheap China-made thing that saw some heavy field use. I needed a replacement, and a little voice told me where to go. Up the local Goodwill I found not one but two portable B&W analog TVs with slide tuning. The nicer of the two came home with me for only two dollars and fifty cents. An extra four dollars netted me a brand new-in-the-box set-top antenna (rabbit ears) to go with it. Totally useless for TV watching unless I buy a DTV converter box, but I’m looking for the stuff in-between the channels and outside the normal bands.

I left the second one there. I was planning on getting it after payday if it was still there, and never made it. Perhaps another hacker of invisible worlds found it? Analog is done and gems like these won’t be around for much longer, but I still find them to this day, especially in this sector.

There’s a certain truth out there. It’s real easy to find, but once you do it’s like walking through the looking glass. I’m not saying it’s the truth, only that it’s a certain truth. You gotta simply jump in with both feet and it’s up to you to take whatever out of it. You need an AM radio, preferably one with analog slide tuning. It has to be late at night, at least ten or eleven PM, and you have to listen until you’re ready to pass out and fall into sleep. Don’t bother tuning the radio off, whatever you were listening to when you crashed will make your REM cycles all that more interesting. You’ll probably wind up dreaming with an audio accompaniment from George on Coast. Won’t rot your brain any quicker than rap music or heavy metal.

Start at one end of the dial and slowly tune to the other. Stop for at least ten seconds whenever you find a signal. If it sounds interesting, listen for a while, and continue tuning when you get bored. When you’re ready to crash, leave the radio turned on and tuned to the last station you came across. Do this every night for a week, take some DMAE, and call me in the morning.

Prometheus Rebooted

My last book is getting revised and republished.  More to follow.

More Connecticrap

Because it died in committee last year and the good congresswoman can’t come up with anything better than beating a dead horse.

New Haven loves their uber-liberal hipster grandma, and shows it on Election Day. If you are a gun owner in the 3rd Congressional District you are either an idiot or a masochist.

I see Connecticut RKBA activists’ social and political efforts are maintaining the same level of success that led to SB1160 being passed.

Meanwhile, west of the Mississippi:

Didn’t want to end this post on a sour note.

The choice was easy.

This?

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Or this?

 This?

Or this?

It’s all about quality of life. If the lifestyle, society, and politics of the Northeast appeal to you, then have at it. Just don’t expect any sympathy when your neighbors and politicians vote your rights away and you can’t find work because all the businesses moved to a better  climate.

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

In the meantime, enjoy your high taxes, high cost of living, and politicians that want to enslave you.

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signal3 Recent events such as “Net Neutrality” and the use of Cyberwar bots as reported by WRSA had me thinking about “LO-TEK” solutions.  Like CA said, “Got Samizdat?”

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