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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« on: September 15, 2014, 1155 UTC »
AUSTIN (KXAN) – An Austin man is facing charges after police say he tossed a drone and a ham radio over the fence because he was tired of his neighbor “getting in his head.”

Steven Anthony Garza faces an assault charge in connection with the incident. According to the arrest affidavit filed by Austin Police, Garza stormed into Matthew Hammons’ yard while Hammons was using his amateur radio equipment to talk with his father. Hammons told police Garza charged him while making gestures indicating he was looking to fight. Hammons told officers Garza first broke his radio’s antenna and then headbutted him; Hammons went inside.

While inside his home, Hammons told police he watched as Garza threw his Yaesu 857D radio and a personal DJI Phantom drone over the fence causing $4,000 in damage.

Garza told the officers Hammons was using the equipment to spy on him and was using “triangulation” to speak to him in his head.

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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 1157 UTC »
No, Really ? 'Ya Think ?
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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 2035 UTC »
Tinfoil tinfoil tinfoil... ;)

Don't forget "talk like a pirate day" this Friday..... ;D

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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 2259 UTC »
Hmmm....haven't heard from Orbital Mind Control Satellite lately :o
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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 0212 UTC »
look at the sign-post up ahead... you are entering into 'The Twilight Zone'....

hey... busting up federally licensed radio gear is a Federal crime... so saith Hiram the old Buzzard.... brrrrrrrr....
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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 0447 UTC »
An interesting case. While I'm not acquainted with Texas branches of these families, I am familiar with the local variants.

Garza's tend to be very bright and reliable when their not having a "spell".  When they're having a "spell" all bets are off. One I knew went all Fansome about '84. He went into a rage over a pop can on his desk being thrown away by housekeeping. Who knew you could create cold fusion in a Tab can? He didn't come back to work for a long time.

Hammons' are onery and have mean streak. I'm surprised Mr. Hammons didn't shoot the fella on the spot. That being said, any Hammons worth his salt, when faced with a crazy neighbor is going to mess with him. I bet Pop and the boy had a grand ol' time making him think they were peeking into his windows.

Great Uncle Claude Hammons would be proud.

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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 2024 UTC »
Hmmmmm, I wonder how big a drone would have to be to hold an antenna aloft....
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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 2205 UTC »
The Ham Radio License clearly states that the operator isn't allowed to get into anyone's head.

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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 1144 UTC »
That's why I never got license, OMCS.

I've got Fansome hiding in his closet waiting for a penguin invasion as I type this. All I have to do is fire up the tx and yodel and he goes to ground.

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Re: Drone, ham radio destroyed amid headbutting assault
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2014, 2342 UTC »
I use sun bounce communications to spy on half a world at a time. The roundtrip time delay is not a problem as I live 31.8 minutes in the future.
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