Originally Posted by willwren
I know a guy that had a tweaked a freq'd CB with a linear. The FCC was in town with 2 or 3 vans. They triangulated on him, confiscated his gear, and fined him $10k. I was at the time running a slightly tweaked CB (8w), and kept my radio off for a week or two until then went on to another town.
FCC enforcment is primarily complaint driven, so the odds are good that he hacked someone off pretty bad LOL.
When I was in high school, we all ran tweaked CB'* in our cars (till I went Ham Radio LOL) I had a Midland 23 channel with a Palomar 100 watt heater, buddy had a drifty Siltronix at his house with a PDL-2, itty bitty Cobra with a mag mount antenna.
Most outragous guy I hung with had 2 8 foot whips on his 1975 Chevelle, 200 watt linear with extra channels, Roger Beep, echoer, and SSB. He could probably have pulled in signals from Mars LOL. Those were the days