Video: PhreakNIC 16 – Wardriving the 4.9GHz public safety bands

What is the 4.9 GHz public safety band? In the US RF hackers may be familiar with the old VHF and UHF FM voice police/fire/ems radio bands. Few are aware that in the post-9/11 environment other public safety data and digital voice ops are moving to previously unused portions of the spectrum. In this video from the PhreakNIC 16 conference held November 9-11, 2012 in Murfreesboro, TN, Robert Portvliet and Brad Antoniewicz discussed the emerging public safety use of spectrum in the 700 MHz (TV whitespace), 800 MHz, 4.9 and 5 GHz bands. The presesntation includes information on websites you can access to assist in discovering the existence and location of these systems in your are.

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