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01-call-missed.jpgWow, check out this correspondence figuring out ways to help soldiers in the field diffuse those cell phone detonators. “I was connected via a soldier on Iraq who sent me a picture of the radios they are using to set off the IEDs. Some of them are using FRS radios (Family Radios). The picture I saw was a Motorola TalkAbout 5000 (or something like that). What I did was make a FRS radio connected to a 7 watt external amplifier, and with a BASIC stamp controlling the main function buttons of the radio. It will hop through all 838 possible codes (22 channels, 38 privacy codes) and transmit for 1 second on each channel. Hopefully setting off the bombs before they drive through”.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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