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morf13
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Trying to find clues to Ross’s Background by checking out his Boss, Harold J. Prue. Maybe we can find out what line of work Prue did or what business he had and find out what,if any things, may line up with Zodiac.

Found a couple things. There are two Harold J. Prue Guys,two different ages, NOT related. Which one was Ross’s Boss?

EDIT: Florence Prue may have been a Sister not Wife

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Posted : June 16, 2015 5:37 pm
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One of them was a Ham Radio Operator

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Posted : June 16, 2015 5:38 pm
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg … =122016315

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Posted : June 16, 2015 5:46 pm
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One of them was a Ham Radio Operator

I think this was him. He was also a WW2 vet. He died last year I think.

 
Posted : June 16, 2015 8:29 pm
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Good idea on trying to locate his former boss. How did you find out who his boss was though? I don’t remember seeing that info on the death certificate. I always thought it would be cool to find out where Ross was a dishwasher at and try to find co-workers of his to talk to. Not sure why, but dishwashers/bus boys give me the creeps.

A few minutes ago on a toilet not very far, far away….

 
Posted : July 2, 2015 2:01 pm
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Good idea on trying to locate his former boss. How did you find out who his boss was though? I don’t remember seeing that info on the death certificate.

It’s on the SS application.

 
Posted : July 2, 2015 3:36 pm
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Wasn’t there an article that had to do with Ham Radio operators on Mt Diablo?

It’s possible Ross’s Boss and Ross for that matter would need one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_r … e_decision

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 6:30 am
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Sorry I’m late on stuff. What kind of business did Prue own that Ross worked at?

I think the second Harold J Prue born in 1921 with the wife Nellie is the right guy IMO. I keep seeing that he died in Hemet which is not very far from Riverside.

I see that Harold had call numbers as morf pointed out – KD6QJV : Harold Prue
San Jacinto, CA. Could he have been in trucking/distribution? I don’t know much about call numbers.

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 6:35 am
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If Ross was into Ham radio he might have had a license. If he was still doing Ham Radio, and part of that group at Mt Diablo, he would have had one from that area with his address on it.

How was that Prue call number found?

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 8:47 am
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If Ross was into Ham radio he might have had a license. If he was still doing Ham Radio, and part of that group at Mt Diablo, he would have had one from that area with his address on it.

How was that Prue call number found?

Here is a link from the FCC with his call sign/license info

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSear … Key=520618

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 10:15 am
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I don’t know about Ross having an interest in Ham Radio, but I had posted this about the Mt Diablo map-

from the 6/24/70 Oakland Tribune-
"WALNUT CREEK Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will base a crew and "emergency" equipment… …on top of Mt. Diablo Saturday and Sunday to participate in the nationwide Field Day…"
Two days before Zodiac mailed this map mentioning Mt Diablo, this article is printed…what timing. Was Z part of that club??

I think the timing of this news article, 2 days before the map & letter about radians was mailed is not a coincidence.

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Posted : July 23, 2015 5:05 pm
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I agree that it’s probably not a coincidence, it seems typical Zodiac, use stuff that he saw and read about during that time.

Btw morf13, I like your new signature. :)

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Posted : July 23, 2015 6:46 pm
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Btw morf13, I like your new signature. :)

Thanks, I got it from this Z poster-I think it fit Graysmith in the movie, and many of us on this site to some extent,or at least myself

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Posted : July 23, 2015 6:53 pm
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Interesting that since 2007 you don’t have to know morse code to get your Ham radio license. The licenses have to be renewed every ten years. It seems Prues last license was registered in 2004 and expired in 2014 the year after he died. I’m wondering if there is record prior 2004 of his other licenses? Would all the renewals be applied to the same call sign or does the call sign change with each renewed license? I think it stays the same…

Ham Radios are often used in emergency response situations – and I’m thinking that perhaps Prue had his ham radio in case there was ever a brush/forest fire (Hemet/San jacinto can get very dry) to listen in on frequencies of emergency responders and possibly give aid as a local. Ham radios are also used often by survivalist types.

The Mt Diablo article and the timing of the letter in relation to the date of the articles publication is interesting for sure.

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 8:58 pm
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Interesting that since 2007 you don’t have to know morse code to get your Ham radio license. The licenses have to be renewed every ten years. It seems Prues last license was registered in 2004 and expired in 2014 the year after he died. I’m wondering if there is record prior 2004 of his other licenses? Would all the renewals be applied to the same call sign or does the call sign change with each renewed license? I think it stays the same…

Ham Radios are often used in emergency response situations – and I’m thinking that perhaps Prue had his ham radio in case there was ever a brush/forest fire (Hemet/San jacinto can get very dry) to listen in on frequencies of emergency responders and possibly give aid as a local. Ham radios are also used often by survivalist types.

The Mt Diablo article and the timing of the letter in relation to the date of the articles publication is interesting for sure.

call signs stay the same. there are a million reasons why someone would get into amateur radio. my uncle was a ham and it was simply because he thought it was cool to talk to people around the world.

 
Posted : July 23, 2015 9:02 pm
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