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Plate pirates target ham radio operators in Corner Brook
« on: February 14, 2019, 1112 UTC »
There's a different kind of pirate radio situation unfolding in Corner Brook.

Someone is stealing the licence plates of amateur radio operators there, right off their vehicles.

"It's sort of uneasy because it's something we enjoy doing," said Kody Gardner, who lost his plate over the weekend.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, amateur radio operators can get licence plates starting with "VO1," followed by a call sign.

The plates identify the owner as being an amateur operator, and sometimes that they have communications equipment inside the vehicle.

But the ease of identifying those unique plates could also make them targets.

"There's a lot of plate collectors in Newfoundland and Labrador, and these plates are fairly rare. You don't come across them very often," said Gardner.

"So maybe to someone it might be worth a bit of money if they sell it online or something. So that's the only thing I can think of. I don't think anyone has something against us ham radio operators or something."

There are a number of Newfoundland and Labrador licence plates for sale on the online auction site eBay, where at least one amateur radio plate is listed.

Full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/ham-radio-licence-plate-pirates-1.5006169
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Re: Plate pirates target ham radio operators in Corner Brook
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 1406 UTC »
It's not surprising. Mike Hamar straightens up just enough to make Possum Lake's police force and things start disappearing. The son of Bambi Bazooms goes bad again.

They don't have these problems in Port Asbestos.

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Re: Plate pirates target ham radio operators in Corner Brook
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 1412 UTC »
It's not surprising. Mike Hamar straightens up just enough to make Possum Lake's police force and things start disappearing. The son of Bambi Bazooms goes bad again.

They don't have these problems in Port Asbestos.

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