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UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:53 pm
by SilverShadow
UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625



UK Surveillance Operation Caught on a Yaesu FT-7900R Dual Band Radio (May 2014).

Surveillance teams following a subject using VHF radios on 173.0625 NFM. Filmed in Central UK.

Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/Z7RIDoX9tAo

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:38 am
by Radioshane
What government agency do you think it is ?

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:21 am
by WoollyMammoth
I read something about this in the current RadioUser magazine, they said it was a government agency that does surveillance and the author heard them conducting a mock pursuit on the streets and they where passing through red lights and where transmitting there exact location.

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:56 am
by Staffs Paul
abbey investigations working for dwp and other gov and public bodies :wink:

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:52 am
by SilverShadow
Updated the video and merged all parts into one video :walkietalkie:

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:45 pm
by WoollyMammoth
Have you heard them since SilverShadow and have you got any idea who it could be? I'm starting yo think its a private firm and not governmental.

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:05 pm
by sammy3417
It will be a firm buddy..no government surveillance unit would be so dumb as to use comms in the clear.. Even back in the day when I served in northern Ireland....surveillance units had analog communications and with that they used very strong digital encryption. Cougarnet was the old system and this was a very long time ago.. I would think government surveillance teams are very aware of us and our hobby. They wouldn't risk their communications being intercepted by us and possibly having it posted on YouTube..

Check out his link...good read

http://www.pmrconversion.info/cougarnet.htm

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:50 pm
by 2E0UCW
It looks like some of that equipment has been well used

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:00 pm
by WoollyMammoth
sammy3417 wrote:...

Check out his link...good read

http://www.pmrconversion.info/cougarnet.htm


Thanks for that link, very interesting read. The radios look bomb proof looking at the pictures.

Re: UK Surveillance Operation on 173.0625 (May 2014)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:30 pm
by sammy3417
WoollyMammoth wrote:
sammy3417 wrote:...

Check out his link...good read

http://www.pmrconversion.info/cougarnet.htm


Thanks for that link, very interesting read. The radios look bomb proof looking at the pictures.


Given the environment the equipment had to be robust..for that the time it was the best gear around... Even our ECM equipment was very very good at stopping and detecting RIEDs...

Back to the radios, Government departments are most likely using Airwave with end to end encryption for any kind of surveillance operations :walkietalkie: :walkietalkie: :thumbup: