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PhilDernerJr
06-16-2005, 05:17 PM
NYK| Suffolk County (Ronkonkoma)| Violent Crime| Mac Arthur Airport|Pd
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Two Males In Custody That Tried To Tap Into The Airport Radar [NYK353]|
NHA008| 17:20


Tap into airport radar?

USAF Pilot 07
06-16-2005, 05:33 PM
Greeeeeaaaatttt.... Not good news for spotters... :(

PhilDernerJr
06-16-2005, 05:35 PM
I'm thinking about putting money on it that it was just two spotters with scanners.

I wonder what went out on the radio when Mario and I got detained over there.

IslipWN
06-16-2005, 06:04 PM
Greeeeeaaaatttt.... Not good news for spotters... :(


You can say that again! Now there is going to be even tighter security at ISP! :evil:

Matt Molnar
06-16-2005, 07:59 PM
I'm guessing it's 2 guys with a laptop and wireless internet access using AirNav.

If it actually was two bad guys trying to "tap in" to the radar, we're in good shape, because they're obviously not too bright.

Tom_Turner
06-16-2005, 08:44 PM
This should be interesting... "tapping into the radar"

I haven't heard of this before..

USAF Pilot 07
06-16-2005, 09:06 PM
Yea the whole tapping into radar seems rather bizarre.

If they were at ISP, chances are the radar they were trying to tap into was the control tower's radar. Given such limited technology that still exists today how exactly does one go about "tapping" into radar? Aren't radar fixes transmitted downward, meaning they are picked up by a rotating beacon (or similar device) at the top of a control tower, and then relayed down to the control tower? Are radar sweeps, especially just ones at airports, transmitted anywhere else?

Nothing on the news about it, at least at at 6PM, so it was probably not that big of a deal.

T-Bird76
06-16-2005, 09:24 PM
Uh guys need some help raising bail...... please send checks to.........lol