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The radio station Triple J in Australia did this in 1989. Triple J is a government-funded and government-owned youth radio station that does does not have any commercial interests, and is controlled by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (and thus, nothing to gain through self-promotion). In 1989, they had been playing N.W.A's song Fuck Tha Police in ...


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Limbaugh goes into a bit more depth, and also mentions the source for his claims: They're all for it at Al-Qaeda. Wiping out gays? A bunch of attaboys for doing that. However, the [Inspire Guide: Orlando Operation] "suggests to 'avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,' because 'the federal government will ...


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No, they did not. Frequency hopping was not only known but was in use decades before Ms. Lamarr and Mr. Antheil came up with a different way to do it. Though they were rightly given a patent for an interesting way to do frequency hopping they most certainly were not its inventors. The technologies we use today would be here just as they are now had the ...


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Yes, there have been several cases: In 1988 Vaclav Jelinek, a Czech StB spy who operated under the false identity of Erwin van Haarlem, was arrested by British Special Branch detectives while receiving a numbers message on a shortwave radio in his London apartment. One-time pads were found on microfilm, hidden in bars of soap. The pads enabled the ...


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"Radio Frequency Hearing" There are some studies that suggest this is a real phenomenon (or at least taken seriously by some researchers): Auditory response to pulsed radiofrequency energy; Chou and Elder; 2003 Ultrasonic Hearing in Humans: Applications for Tinnitus Treatment; Lenhardt; 2003 Microwave-Induced Pressure Waves in Mammalian Brains; Olsen and ...


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This has happened several times, but I think more often than not it's a stunt. In 1963, "Barefoot" Larry Justice who had worked for about six months at WPGC in Washington DC, locked himself in his booth and repeatedly played the novelty track 'Prez Conference' by Len Weinreb. Listeners really did come to the station to offer support. The issue was a pay ...


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There is plenty of proof that these stations are used specifically for intel and espionage purposes. Plenty of official documents acknowledge them as spy stations. I wrote a personal paper, some years ago, based on FBI and court documents. The paper is fully referenced and all sources, documents and FBI affidavit, from government and court trials are ...


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It is not illegal per se (I know this is of interest because of the tragedy involving Jacintha Saldanha (the nurse in London that let the call through for the Australian radio prank call)). Section 73.1206 of the FCC rules says is that they have to get permission of the person being recorded prior to airing the call (it is not done live despite what the DJs ...


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The answer is that, although there seems to be an association there is no clear scientific proof for it. Source: Adult and childhood leukemia near a high-power radio station in Rome, Italy. - Michelozzi, Am J Epidemiol, 2002 (bold is mine) In the 10-km area around the station, with 49,656 residents (in 1991), leukemia mortality among adults (aged >14 ...


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Does microwave radiation have any effects beside heating? Yes. Take a look at this study. Comparisons were drawn between irradiated samples and samples exposed to elevated temperatures within a furnace to extract microwave specific heating effects. The microwave-heating environment was found to exhibit unique effects Is the effect unique to microwaves? ...


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[Edited to add reference to European Broadcasting Union Cost-Benefit analysis] A cost-benefit analysis of FM vs DAB undertaken for the European Broadcasting Union based on a detailed analysis of Big-5 EU countries estimated the OpEx requirements for FM and DAB radio transmission (basically power consumption + facilties costs). DAB had greater energy and ...


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She certainly played a role, see D Kahn, "Cryptology and the origins of spread spectrum: Engineers during World War II developed an unbreakable scrambler to guarantee secure communications between Allied leaders; actress Hedy Lamarr played a role in the technology", Spectrum, IEEE, Volume:21, Issue 9, pages 70 - 80, doi 10.1109/MSPEC.1984.6370466 abstract:...


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