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Re: Security Guard in the Building next door.



I have found being honest, and PROACTIVE has worked very well.
I have operated portable from a number of locations, hotels, national parks,
and CASINOS. Find the Security Chief, not just a Guard walking an area.
Politely, but directly explain "I'm an FCC Licenced Amateur..... and I'm going
to be operating via satellite from your parking lot, balcony, etc. (set a
location), at XX:XX (state the time and duration) .  I am not listening to your
in house communications, nor is there any possibility of my interfering
with them. 
Then I show them the pass projection on the PALM IIIc.

I thought I was going to have a problem at an Indian owned Casino
in Michigan, when the security head drove up as a UO-14 pass started.
"My Uncle used to be a HAM, when you talked to me before it sounded
interesting.... how does this work?" 
He came out to watch us operate the pass!
I now travel with a copy of  "Now Your Talking" to give away.

73 Gary

> I actually had the security guard from the building next door to the hotel
> walk on to the hotel property tonight while I working UO-14, pushed my arrow
> antenna to the ground and tell me that I had to stop operating.  So, anyway, I
> explained to him what I was doing and he acted like the typical dumbass and said
> "Oh, well, I'm security for that building over there (on the other property) and
> we have to investigate these things."
> 
> I was tempted to call the police, however, it would have been too late to
> finish the pass anyway, but does anybody have any ideas on what we can do to
> prevent confrontations like this?
> 
> It's not bad enough that I've been out there just about every night, but
> some people have a lot of nerve.
> 
> David M. Tipton, PhD
> Sr. Unix Engineer
> PSINet Dallas Hosting Center
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