NATO Psyops Broadcast Over Libya Caught by Amateur Eavesdropper
The broadcast from the radio-happy EC-130 was just part of Huub's discoveries. He was also able to identify the call signs and tail numbers of numerous NATO craft, and even track their movements. Huub relies on a number of sources for his information, including broadcasts from air traffic control and NATO itself. But there is also a fair amount of data-mining and trickery involved in pinpointing transponder data and eavesdropping on secret transmissions.
Some are concerned that Huub's decision to share NATO military movements could be endangering pilots and others taking part in Operation Odyssey Dawn. Then again, if this crafty Dutchman could gather this intelligence with some equipment purchased from Radio Shack, we're sure the Libyan government and military would have no problem tracking the flights on its own.