Ex-IBM Employee reveals TV Abandoned Analog Band to Make Room for RFID Chips

July 12th, 2009

According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world.

So while the American people, especially those in Texas and other busy border states, have been inundated lately with news reports advising them to hurry and get their expensive passports, “enhanced driver’s licenses,” passport cards and other “chipped” or otherwise trackable identification devices that they are being forced to own, this digital television/RFID connection has been hidden, according to Patrick Redmond.

Redmond, a Canadian, held a variety of jobs at IBM before retiring, including working in the company’s Toronto lab from 1992 to 2007, then in sales support. He has given talks, written a book and produced a DVD on the aggressive, growing use of passive, semi-passive and active RFID chips (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) implanted in new clothing, in items such as Gillette Fusion blades, and in countless other products that become one’s personal belongings. These RFID chips, many of which are as small, or smaller, than the tip of a sharp pencil, also are embedded in all new U.S. passports, some medical cards, a growing number of credit and debit cards and so on. More than two billion of them were sold in 2007.

Whether active, semi-passive or passive, these “transponder chips,” as they’re sometimes called, can be accessed or activated with “readers” that can pick up the unique signal given off by each chip and glean information from it on the identity and whereabouts of the product or person, depending on design and circumstances, as Redmond explained in a little-publicized lecture in Canada last year. AFP just obtained a DVD of his talk.

Noted “Spychips” expert, author and radio host Katherine Albrecht told AMERICAN FREE PRESS that while she’s not totally sure whether there is a rock-solid RFID-DTV link, “The purpose of the switch [to digital] was to free up bandwidth. It’s a pretty wide band, so freeing that up creates a huge swath of frequencies.”

As is generally known, the active chips have an internal power source and antenna; these particular chips emit a constant signal. “This allows the tag to send signals back to the reader, so if I have a RFID chip on me and it has a battery, I can just send a signal to a reader wherever it is,” Redmond stated in the recent lecture, given to the Catholic patriot group known as the Pilgrims of Saint Michael, which also is known for advocating social credit, a dramatic monetary reform plan to end the practice of national governments bringing money into existence by borrowing it, with interest, from private central banks. The group’s publication The Michael Journal advocates having national governments create their own money interest-free. It also covers the RFID issue.

“The increased use of RFID chips is going to require the increased use of the UBF [UHF] spectrum,” Redmond said, hitting on his essential point that TV is going digital for a much different reason than the average person assumes, “They are going to stop using the [UHF] and VHF frequencies in 2009. Everything is going to go digital (in the U.S.). Canada is going to do the same thing.”

Explaining the unsettling crux of the matter, he continued: “The reason they are doing this is that the [UHF-VHF] analog frequencies are being used for the chips. They do not want to overload the chips with television signals, so the chips’ signals are going to be taking those [analog] frequencies. They plan to sell the frequencies to private companies and other groups who will use them to monitor the chips.”

Albrecht responded to that quote only by saying that it sounds plausible, since she knows some chips will indeed operate in the UHF-VHF ranges.

“Well over a million pets have been chipped,” Redmond said, adding that all 31,000 police officers in London have in some manner been chipped as well, much to the consternation of some who want that morning donut without being tracked. London also can link a RFID chip in a public transportation pass with the customer’s name. “Where is John Smith? Oh, he is on subway car 32,” Redmond said.

He added that chips for following automobile drivers – while the concept is being fought by several states in the U.S. which do not want nationalized, trackable driver’s licenses (Real ID ) – is apparently a slam dunk in Canada, where license plates have quietly been chipped. Such identification tags can contain work history, education, religion, ethnicity, reproductive history and much more.

Farm animals are increasingly being chipped; furthermore, “Some 800 hospitals in the U.S. are now chipping their patients; you can turn it down, but it’s available,” he said, adding: “Four hospitals in Puerto Rico have put them in the arms of Alzheimer’s patients, and it only costs about $200 per person.”

VeriChip, a major chip maker (the devices sometimes also are called Spychips) describes its product on its website: “About twice the length of a grain of rice, the device is typically implanted above the triceps area of an individual’s right arm. Once scanned at the proper frequency, the VeriChip responds with a unique 16 digit number which could be then linked with information about the user held on a database for identity verification, medical records access and other uses. The insertion procedure is performed under local anesthetic in a physician’s office and once inserted, is invisible to the naked eye. As an implanted device used for identification by a third party, it has generated controversy and debate.”

The circles will keep widening, Redmond predicts. Chipping children “to be able to protect them,” Redmond said, “is being promoted in the media.” After that, he believes it will come to: chip the military, chip welfare cheats, chip criminals, chip workers who are goofing off, chip pensioners – and then chip everyone else under whatever rationale is cited by government and highly-protected corporations that stand to make billions of dollars from this technology. Meanwhile, the concept is marketed by a corporate media that, far from being a watchdog of the surveillance state, is part of it, much like the media give free publicity to human vaccination programs without critical analysis on possible dangers and side effects of the vaccines.

“That’s the first time I have heard of it,” a Federal Communications Commission official claimed, when AFP asked him about the RFID-DTV issue on June 2. Preferring anonymity, he added: “I am not at all aware of that being a cause (of going to DTV).”

“Nigel Gilbert of the Royal Academy of Engineering said that by 2011 you should be able to go on Google and find out where someone is at anytime from chips on clothing, in cars, in cellphones and inside many people themselves,” Redmond also said.

To read Redmond’s full lecture, go to this online link:

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32 Responses to “Ex-IBM Employee reveals TV Abandoned Analog Band to Make Room for RFID Chips”

  1. nilesmc Says:

    This is our line in the sand. This, and those terrible Border Patrol ‘checkpoints’ 50 miles north of the Mexico border.

    Creeping Incrementalism is getting creepier and creepier by the day.

  2. Tom Says:

    Then turn the TV off.

    Or will that be too hard to do .

  3. provincialfoot Says:

    The link to read Redmond’s full lecture is not there. Could you please post it?

  4. Josiah Says:

    Turn the tv OFF? THROW IT OUT, and deprive the cable perps of your monthly dues to their totalitarian club.

    Just for a start, only. That is the MINIMUM.

  5. Mary Says:

    How can you tell if your credit cards are chipped?

  6. nilesmc Says:

    microwave your creditcard/passport/id for 10 seconds. If there’s an RFID chip inside it’ll pop:)

  7. Josiah Says:

    Here are screenshots of the patents and how the TV screen ITSELF functions as the sending/receiving spy apparatus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riI7gdFXAxk&feature=related

  8. eileen Says:

    Chips have been under discussion now for a year or more and the Real ID idea is finally gaining ground in terms of technological advances. All this is because they (the government, special interests and corporations) do not have any one telling them ‘hands off!’ and meaning it.

    Obviously, the governmental systems we have are not really here for our protection. They smell more like a way for a few people to make money (and thereby have power) over the rest of humanity.

    The reason we don’t do anything about Real ID and vaccination programs is our population doesn’t care. They like the present system and due to their under-education, do not comprehend their fate.

    We can blame ourselves or we just can get to work to educate them. The people in unity have plenty of power. But first they (the people of the U.S.A.) must learn they have the power to pressure their politicians for real change.

  9. steadycat Says:

    WOW! frigging wow. :-(

  10. CJ Says:

    Over 400 megahertz is a lot of bandwidth for RFID usage and passive RFID has no real range. Not sure about some of the issues in this article. I also noticed no mention was made that VeriChip is all but bankrupt because they discovered that almost all pets chipped with the Digital Angel rfid chip developed tumors at the injection site. Now, that’s what I want in my arm.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    wow that micro wave for 10 secs thing is creepy i did it and it popped immediately.

  12. Ed Largy Says:

    Kill your television and computer and game sets. Or get yourself a partition curtain so you can hide behind it while your operating your t.v. or computer, etc.

  13. nilesmc Says:

    To those of you who think this is a good idea for children, if you Applied to Certify your kid’s Birth you (unknowingly…we were all decieved, so don’t feel bad) attached a number to your child that will follow him/her throughout the kid’s lifetime. If you are married and applied for a Marriage License, you (unknowingly again) really married the State…your connection to your spouse is secondary, any offspring the 2 of your produce are property of the State (I’m not kidding…research it). What I’m getting at is the State sees your kids as THEIR property:( So, don’t be shocked when the State comes knocking at your door to ‘chip’ little Johnny ‘for his own saftey’.

    This isn’t good to ‘keep track of criminals’ for this simple reason…a ‘criminal’ is whoever the government says it is. Today it’ll be a murderer. Tomorrow it will be us ‘thought criminals’ with the nerve to dialoge with each other here and on other sites throughout the web. China is a modern-day ‘Exhibit-A’ of this:(

    We are Free. We are NOT a number.

  14. Hank Apana Says:

    I like the idea of microwaving the chips to destroy them, but yet we are becoming ONE with todays technology, in that aspect “Privacy” is going to be a word of the past.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Sb, he was an employee for 31 years not 31 years old. I think your “maths” dont add up.

  16. DJ Megahertz Says:

    Guys, come now.. Think about it, how in the world would the so called video get delivered?
    I mean I have an open mind, but this is just a little far fetched.

    DTV was created years back for the reasons:
    Greed and Fear.
    It had nothing to do with RFID tags.

    You have to understand that terrestrial broadcast television was a “Sacred Cow” for years in this country.
    It’s industry group, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) had enormous clout — it still does!

    But in the years prior to the mid 1980′s, terrestrial broadcast had seen it’s spectrum yanked for all sorts of things.
    CH-37 went to deep space telemetry
    CH-70 thru 83 went to create the initial analog cellular bands.

    So why digital TV?
    I believe the thinking was (on the part of the broadcasters) that they could “protect” their spectrum by offering digital television IN ADDITION to analog television.
    In effect, doubling their spectrum use. (Recall that even as late at the mid-80′s) there was plenty of unused TV broadcast spectrum outside the Top-50 markets or so..)
    I also feel the broadcaster’s approach and thinking was flawed from the beginning, but I’m not sure what they could have done differently to protect their industry.
    (Maybe take a larger ownership share in the studios, or develop much better programming??) But I digress…..

    Along the way, the Congress got wise to the money that could be earned via Spectrum Auctions (courtesy of the Cell/PCS and Paging auctions).
    That started the push to do a “switch” to digital with the analog spectrum returned, vs. the dual-format originally envisioned by the broadcasters.
    And truth be told — I don’t think the terrestrial broadcasters really wanted HDTV anyway. But they certainly wouldn’t have minded a regulatory environment that encumbered (and thus “protected”) the spectrum from being used for other services.

    Fast forward: TV spectrum (digital) continues to be under fire. The FCC has recently allowed “white space” devices to utilize unused TV spectrum.
    It has authorized ultra-wideband devices, such as thru-wall imagers and ground-penetrating radars (all of which operate in portions of the TV spectrum.)
    It has allowed continued competition via cable, satellite and the Internet.

    The result:
    Terrestrial broadcasters elect to used multi-channel (multiple programming) standard definition digital instead of pumping out high definition.
    —which was the whole purpose of this 20-year+ effort in the first place!!

    In other words, instead of spitting out a single HD program, they use their TV channel to send out multiple, lower-quality, programming.
    I guess the thinking is: compete on quantity, not quality. (Note: Still unwilling, or unable, to produce better programming!?)

    If you also consider that TV stations had to spend a fortune (that they didn’t have!) to construct their digital facilites (new transmitter, new microwave STL facilities, new digital live-eye trucks, studio cameras, switchers, even new towers and transmitters in some cases!!), they weren’t making any money during the transition either! Advertisers weren’t paying double to have their commercials broadcasted in both analog and digital.

    Outside the top-20 or so markets, it was impossible to charge for this. Advertisers simply wouldn’t pay it.
    And for the truly rural markets — they were screwed.

    But it’s from their own doing in my opinion — so I really don’t feel that bad for them.
    Terrestrial broadcast television is the horse & buggy of our generation.
    I don’t see the need for the government to prop them up.

    What is it? Like 85% of folks get their programming from satellite or cable anyway?
    (Ignori ng the fact that some cable operators still get their DTV feeds over the air.)

    And even then, I think I’d prefer to curl up with a nice DVD movie (or Internet download), than watch the drivel and commercial content of over-the-air.

  17. Klystron525 Says:

    I agree with DJ Megahertz, and add a little more. Everything he said was absolutely correct. The RFID frequencies are nowhere in the analog or digital VHF/UHF spectrum. See the chart; http://www.skyrfid.com/index.php?pr=RFID_Frequencies The abandonment of the analog VHF TV spectrum is the result of only one thing.. MONEY!.. and government greed for it. The FCC can now auction off this spectrum (which it does not own) to the highest commercial bidder (who will likewise not own it) for billions of dollars. To give an example how much money we are talking about, XM and Sirius “purchased” their spectrum for over $175 BILLION! (the main reason both are so deeply in debt). RFID is not used in any of the TV spectrum, and is not likely to be developed in that spectrum. It will be below 50Mhz and above the high UHF (800 Mhz), so the TV spectrum is nowhere near it. This is another “black helicopter” conspiracy theory, which like the rest, are complete fantasies, and written by someone who has no clue what he is talking about. How do I know? I have over 40 years in Broadcast Engineering, am a consultant and own a broadcast construction and engineering company. Is that enough cred?

  18. Klystron525 Says:

    CORRECTION! MAJOR TYPO! XM and Sirius purchased their frequencies at auction for over $175 MILLION, not BILLION. Its late and the brain is getting foggy. Sorry.

  19. honeyelize Says:

    I like beautiful blogs!

  20. nilesmc Says:

    Thanks for all the input.

    To lay-people like me, every little bit helps. That being said, there’s something that bugs me about all this.

    When they(in America anyway, I don’t know how it is everywhere else)started to broadcast Digital Radio stations, there wasn’t any fuss over ‘bandwidth’ or ‘interferance’ or anything else. I’ve lived in Boston all my life. There are a few am and fm stations that are a big pain in the ass to dial in on an old school radio. One day I was in a friends car and I’m like ‘what the hell is this?’…digital radio, la di da, isn’t that nice. And it was nice. And it is nice.

    All I’m saying is if they didn’t need to wipe all the analog radio stations off the dial to start broadcasting in digital years ago, and all the old analog stations are still up and running, then why were all the analog tv stations forced to kill all their analog signals even though it’s painfully obvious that doing so was totally unnecessary for the opperation of the Digital signal.

    The whole thing doesn’t pass the smell test. It can’t ONLY be about money.

  21. x Says:

    I am posting a “copy” from the following site that, to me, points to the modus operandi? Someone smarter than me can decipher it, but it looks like this frequency range has cellular effect relating to efficacy of cellular receptors to chemical binders???? Check out coloradomountain momma’s utube stuff and see if there is a dot connection here???? (just some thoughts) In a sense, you are what you smell. As a side note, approximately 30,000 fragrance combinations exist in the cosmetic and household fragrance market; of this number, only houndreds have been tested for toxicity, a large percentage of those tested showed low level toxicity, but again you are bindingforeign chemicals to cellular receptor sites that combine with the natural chemical receptor. The blood brain barrier acts as a filter to safe guard this stuff, but when the barrier is broke, it is broke. Long-term affect on our immunity is worthy of study.

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  22. Sasha Says:

    For Anonymous who microwaved your card, does it still work? You may have made it worthless …

  23. kelly anne Says:

    I read an interview with a sky tv installer who said that he and his co workers were being trained to activate the hidden cameras and microphones that have been being placed inside digital set top boxes . They were origionaly told this was a project by the american government to use to keep tabs on known and suspected terrorists.
    I read this interview over 5 years ago!!!! Have been trying to warn people since but up til now all i got was strange looks.

    recently google have come right out and said they are going to use two way cameras in their software in order to see who is in your living room with you!!!

    sorry i cant source the link , but will post it when or if I find it.

    We are stocking up on dvd box sets to watch on our ordinary tv and plan to get rid of all devices that they can track us through( not that we are doing anything illegal its just so creepy that they can not only see and hear you in your own home , but also that your own thoughts are no longer safe or private.,that means going back to snail mail , dumping the mobiles , tvs and game consoles and going backwards . the only other thing i can think of is to buy a lap top and never use it in the same place twice, but still with the new blasphemy laws hate crime and thought crime eating up all our free speech .

    did you know that the new phone taps work as easily as sitting outside a cafe in a car typing a code into your mobile and then say you are tailing a subject and wish to know what they are saying ….by typing in this code all mobiles in the vicinity of your subject ( like say a coffee shop or restaurant) become a transmitter of conversations. Your phone doesnt even have to be switched on to be eavesdropped on. If you are wise enough to this , and remove your battery ( the only way to avoid this phone tapping) but still continue your conversation, the person at the table next to you will still pick up on their phone what you are saying and hey presto , your mind has been hacked.

    Its scarey and intimidating , i would rather do without tv and a phone than have my every move tracked. Its bad enough that every phonecall is recorded and email or sms kept.

    totalitarian control, can only be achieved if we give in and continue to use the objects they use to control us.

    I will find it tough to let go of my computer though . what is every one else planning to do to cope with this alarming situation?

  24. dzent1 Says:

    Hey, Government type fucks -

    Fuck you and your fucking ID chips!

  25. Anna Says:

    Well, hacking and defeating RFID will become a huge business, with the mob types in the lead. By that I mean the superpositioned layers of “security services” which can and do pulse both ways for their own profit… will be the place to be.

    Don’t fight it: defeat it, by screwing with it to the point that any 5 y.o can outsmart it. Come on now, is this America or not? You want to be American, then come up with ten thousand ways to make this technology FAIL.

    Gang up against it. With extreme prejudice!

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.05/rfid.html

  26. cincerned Says:

    Its so much bigger than that….
    I was working for an aerospace corp who makes optics (night vision, thermal vision etc.) and saw the capabilities of such simple devices. devices being fitted onto guns, plane, satellites, ships, cars, goggles etc.)
    Then I went to work(a dream job) testing satellites and putting them on orbit.
    Amazing stuff.

    Back in the 90′s motorola corp started a small company called Iridium. They built ANALOG satellites 77 of them. Then they went bankrupt. the satellites were not allowed to be operated according to the bankruptcy. these were supposedly put onto orbit so you could use analog communications from any location on the earth. they are sitting up there, under govt. control, not being used??? RIIIIGHT!!!

    All somebody has to do is think of the applications of having a broad based spread spectrum analog airway free of ALL communication clutter, aligned with these satellites, and you’ll come to the conclusion, THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOW PLACE TO HIDE. that is there is no place to hide, be alone or do anything without being named ONCE YOU TAKE THE CHIP IMPLANT!

    beware america, beware world.

    God bless.

  27. LOKIS Says:

    Methinks that that government with Obama in cahrge can and must be trusted – anyone who opposes this type of control must be imprisoned for their own good – and show them the value of freedom. Part of the Bush legacy – maube – but necesary.

  28. Jane Says:

    I read on one of the comments about the Digital Angel RFID chip causing tumors…I am not sure about that, but what I do know is this….my 3 1/2 yr. old choc lab (my soul mate) was chipped in Feb of 2009 and Sept. 8, 2009 I had to put him down from Aggressive Lymphoma Sarcoma…now please explain to me how a line that has never had ANY signs of cancer and a perfectly healthy dog can develope this without SOME sort of help!!! At that time I started to put 2 and 2 together, but this just solidifies the whole damn theory!

  29. OldSchool Says:

    They have been tracking us for years anyhow. Cel phones are the biggest culprit, along with credit cards. It’s easy to track a cel phone user by triangulating the location of a desired phone ID#.
    I on the other hand do not own a cel phone. Nor do I have HDTV or cable/satellite TV. I use an older laptop that has no webcam or microphone built in. If I suspect that anything in my home is chipped, it gets a time-out with a pile of rare earth magnets. My passport got worked over with a rubber mallet just to be sure. I do not have bank accounts or credit cards. I still use hardwired internet so no wireless eavesdropping can be done and I unplug my internet as soon as I done browsing. I’m still running WindowsXP SP2 in which I haven’t updated in 2 years. My home phone is cordless but I rarely use it and since I live alone, there is no conversation to ‘tap’. It isn’t very hard to outsmart them at their own game.

  30. Jerry Alexander Says:

    Alex,
    I can`t believe our so called leaders are saying that things should be done the right way,in reference to the – Low voltage violence – in the past couple day`s.
    Leaving it up to them to Fix It will only make it worse,I mean! who forced such desperate actions in the first place,the people? I think not.

  31. Jerry Alexander Says:

    Sorry! wrong thread.

  32. Caryl Jacobs Gabe Says:

    @Nilesmc – Did you microwave your license and credit cards? I’m just picturing myself trying that and it just melts and you’re laughing your butt off because someone was dumb enough to try it. But it’d be very interesting to see if it really does work.

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