Cybertek... In 1990, after seeing way too much that could not be unseen, I started this little technological survival publication with the following message:
Cybertek exists because its producer feels that we are sliding downward to become more and more of a totalitarian society, and that part of the solution to this problem is to impart knowledge and information which is essential for people to have if they desire to exist as free citizens in a free country. An ignorant populace is very easy for a tyrant to keep down, but people who are knowledgeable in the ways and means to live independently and fight totalitarianism are impossible for despotic state to have control over. As James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, once said, "A people to mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."Roger worked in an S3 shop in Vietnam. He turned me on to this system called JOPES - Joint Operation Planning and Execution System. JOPES is important because in essence it's a planning checklist, and helps you discover things you might have missed. By now you might have guessed that beans and bullets alone won't cut it. He was going to make me a copy of his old JOPES manuals, but this was back in the early days of OSINT, and I managed to find PDFs of them online and instead sent him updated versions of this manuals to cross-reference with the old ones. Wasn't much difference in the basic material, by the way. A Google search of "JOPES PDF" will still find what I found 20 years ago.
Proper planning prevents piss poor performance. It keeps you from making obvious mistakes, and helps you gain a realistic view and outlook on matters of importance. Those of you who have attended a recent class have seen this picture in the presentation:
MURS Channel 3 is part of a nationwide interoperability frequency plan created by AmRRON. If you are familiar with the term, you know that interoperability frequencies are not supposed to be operational frequencies. You should also know that operational frequencies should not be on lists like those found at https://radiofreeq.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/patriot-radio-channels/ and https://radiofreeq.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/militia-radio-frequencies/.
Going beyond showing everyone with halfway decent IMGINT capability what's your frequency, further investigation via the worlds greatest OSINT aid brings up these gems.
Now take a look at this guy:
And the people the next table over might be a local totalitarian political action group having a nice discussion over lunch.
I know. Dressing like a real-world human being and doing the planning and intelligence thing isn't as sexy as strapping on an M4orgey with all the assorted tactical fooferaw and getting in some camerman's face, armed with something that it easily outclassed in the high desert by a common varmint rifle, let alone an M24 in capable hands.