Don’t know where to begin, actually. Everything has been cliched and debunked ad nauseum to the point where one beings to wonder if the effort towards education in the current environment is worth it. At any rate, soon it will be midnite, in New York, and as is in most cases it’s best to start with the present, and let the reader follow whatever rabbit hole down to the author’s interzone, or just write it off as a bunch of random rants. Indeed, memetic easter eggs abound in this missive, and perhaps it’s best if one just walks away if they don’t want their reality picture messed with.

While the author writes this he is pulling a combination of strategic OSINT via NPR ( and, and tactical SIGINT via local public safety LMR communications. The latter is pretty quiet for the beginning stages of a snow storm. The former has been informative on an abstract level, but so far this evening nothing nothing directly applicable to the author’s functional or operational areas of interest. The author is listening to The World. “The World is a public radio program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter” ( Extra batteries
are being charged so OSINT and SIGINT collection can continue in the event of a power loss,
however unlikely it might be.

Tuning from 88.1 to 91.9 MHz. the author found 6 different communications channels transmitting a variety of news and entertainment with nothing more than an inexpensive AM/FM radio available anywhere for $20. For $200 one can pick up a used P25 Phase 1 capable police scanner for local public safety communications unless one’s jurisdictions are running encryption or a newer (Phase 2) trunked radio system. Even if Phase 2 or encryption is implemented, there is always some form of communications one can glean for SIGINT. At 2045 local time an unid came up briefly on an FRS channel. That unid is probably within a half mile of this listening post, maybe even closer. They enabled the “roger beep” on their radio, which was a surefire way to attract the attention of someone running a point or sector search for local neighborhood communications. The show “Where We Live” with Lucy Nalpathanchil on WNPR 90.5 Mhz. was particularly interesting this evening.

The gestalt of all this is an understanding of the present zeitgeist in the American dystopia, an appraisal of local conditions, and an indicator of serious incidents. In the meantime Colin McEnroe failed to keep the author’s interest, and he decided that his brain was better served at this late hour by listening to The Beethoven Network on WJMJ ( 88.9 MHz. That station belongs to our local Catholic archdiocese, and aside from the religious content the programming is pretty good. This comes as no surprise because the station is run by the St. Thomas Seminary. A couple of private pilots
are chatting on an air-to-air discrete. The conversation is pretty mundane, but they just mentioned passing over a lake that’s about 150 or so miles away.

The author is getting ready to shut the operation down for the evening. Tomorrow will come sooner than later, and with it the return to the author’s day job. In the meantime he advises the reader to break out of their walled garden prison and explore what can be found in the wild woods on the other side of the wall. Forego one’s usual sources of information and news, perform a sector scan between 88.1 and 91.9 MHz. looking for something new and different, and monitor local public safety LMR networks to hear about things before they reach the news, if at all. It may not be to one’s programmed and indoctrinated liking, but regardless the truth one hears from OSINT and SIGINT sources will eventually set one free.

Author: Ticom

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  1. Paul says:

    Still out here monitoring the aether. Both on scanner and on the County comm 5. Did the Black Friday MONEX and found out some interesting things. Found out I could pick up MURS from over 2 miles away in a suburban environment, not to mention freqs certain businesses use for both security and store comms.
    Enjoy all your posts and all the information you share.
    Some people think the solitude of the outpost is a lonesome thing. I don’t. I am alone in a crowd.

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