Skip to comments.Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System
Posted on 12/26/2011 7:00:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps
MEXICO CITY (AP) When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming.
The alert goes out from a taxi driver or a street vendor, equipped with a high-end handheld radio and paid to work as a lookout known as a "halcon," or hawk.
The radio signal travels deep into the arid countryside, hours by foot from the nearest road. There, the 8-foot-tall (2-meter-tall) dark-green branches of the rockrose bush conceal a radio tower painted to match. A cable buried in the dirt draws power from a solar panel. A signal-boosting repeater relays the message along a network of powerful antennas and other repeaters that stretch hundreds of miles (kilometers) across Mexico, a shadow communications system allowing the cartel to coordinate drug deliveries, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes with the immediacy and precision of a modern military or law-enforcement agency.
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Mexico is lost.
Yup.... long, long ago.
The country is in a De Facto civil war; only Dear Reader and his merry band of morons don’t know it.
Agreed, one more step along the way to becoming a de facto government.
Need some anti-cartel drones to let a few Hellfire missiles go...
Dear Reader knows well what is going on.... and supports it through program such as Fast and Furious
“I’m on a Mexican Radio.....”
The 2-meter tall antenna suggests most of the equipment is bootlegged ham radio gear.
Heck of it is, their radios probably work better than the digital trunked systems that Homeland Security has forced billions to be spent on.
Actually the civil war in Mexico is over and the drug cartels have won.
Jam the living Sh** out of he network....
“On a wavelength far from home.”
Hard Harry reminds all cartel members to “Talk Hard”
“Can’t understand...just what does he say?”
Exactly, this should be like 3rd grade math to simply home in on the damn signal and bam no more repeater. Guess the key is the Federales wanting to do it.
Hayseuss just left Tijuana,
And he’s bound for New Orleans
“I buy the product, but never use it.”
I wouldn’t waste a Hellfire on a comm signal in MX!
Target the HMFWIC!!!
A better guess would be before doing anything, the Federales need authorization from the cartels first.
If MexGov was buying them from us, why not? Tehn again, how much trouble could it be to lock in and jam til they smoke?
The way the MexGov is battling this cartel thing is very curious indeed.
To: The Far East Export Import Company
27 Zapata Circle
Mary had a little lamb. STOP.
My dog has fleas. STOP.
Mairzy doats and dozy doats, and I'll be home for Christmas. STOP
Your loving son,
I thought that was the Tabasco Film Company of Havana, Cuba, producers of the famous “What the Parrot Saw” film series.
They diversified in to other areas besides shipping. The film industry was more industrious and profitable.
sad. very sad.
A single Prowler, and a squadron of A10’s should do the trick.
At least Mexicans are devout Catholics...aren’t they?
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