Pirate radio's hip-hop tunes finding way to pilots' ears


#1

These days, pilots at Miami International Airport are hearing something unexpected in their headphones: hip-hop from a pirate radio station.

It began with airline pilots reporting hip-hop songs playing on two frequencies from a station calling itself Da Streetz.

Full Story from the Miami Herald


#2

Of all the things to get stuck listening to - rap http://deephousepage.com/smilies/puke.gif

I wonder if it was broadcast on the airband or harmonics? I’m leaning towards an RFI situation and not direct airband TX. Funny though.


#3

Air bands are remarkable free of RFI and harmonics. They need to be.

My thoughts tend toward deliberate interference.


#4

Thats a funny smile face where did you find that??? :laughing:


#5

See my post about them here: http://discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=941


#6

They are not deliberate interference, but unlicensed, unregulated, pirate stations. Between the FAA and FCC they locate them, confiscate all their equipment and close em up. Another station surfaces


#7

Yeah, we get that part, but why would they pirate music on the airband? Pirates are usually in AM/FM or Shortwave so the masses hear them. I have a feeling they didn’t know what band they were transmitting on.


#8

You got it right, they are clueless. South Florida is full of fakes, we got people operating out of garages at their homes as dentists, gynecologists, etc and people are shocked when they are busted. They actually had patients who loved them.


#9

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You got it right, they are clueless. South Florida is full of fakes, we got people operating out of garages at their homes as dentists, gynecologists, etc and people are shocked when they are busted. They actually had patients who loved them.

The fake doctors are far less ‘clueless’ than their real patients.


#10

Sounds like you guys have a full plate down there? LOL

The whole world is full of goofballs who do stupid things.