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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1972)
by Lawrence Molczyk
If you are afraid that your telephone line is tapped, perhaps
you are just a victim of paranoia and Ma Bell's failure to make
connections in her old age.
According to Duane Dorman, a Lincoln Telephone and
Telegraph spokesman "strange" clicks on your line can be
caused by a number of things, all unrelated to wire tapping.
The telephone company does not sanction any "bugging," and
anyone attempting to do so might have a great deal of
difficulty getting it done.
Devices known as concentrators located in the area of your
telephone may cause interference and clicking. These devices
amplify the telephone signal.
Other sorts of interference might be caused by frayed wires
causing "shorts," especially in older residential districts.
Telephone cables, which carry 500 or more wires may have
flaws causing disturbances.
"It would be very difficult for anyone to trace a single call
once the signal has reached the transmitter cable," Dorman
said. "Even our own men have trouble working on these
complicated lines without sophisticated inTormation
"A line tap, if it exists, would necessarily have to be made
at some point between the telephone and the pole, before the
main line is reached," he explained.
A line tapped in this way could easily be detected by
checking the line between your house and the pole for unusual
"extra" wires. "These types of physical bugging devices are
generally quite unsophisticated," Dorman said.
Another cause of clicking may be a party trying to call
while the line is busy. Telephone relay switches will cause
interference if your line is being used at the time another party
If you are concerned about your line being tapped, you
may wish to check your own connections, but "the likelihood
of your telephone being tapped is a very remote possiDiiny,
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incorrectly listed in
Thursday's Daily Nebraskan.
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