Google StreetView's Homegrown Competition?

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Sometimes Jesus asks you people "What Is This?" about a cool image, and then cleverly reveals the answer after the lead. It's a tease, really. However, in this case, I really don't know what the hell is going on here.


This Subaru was spotted on the 405N freeway in California by Gizmodo reader "the duck," sporting all manner of dishes, antennae and gear strapped to its roof. He wants to know what's going on with this contraption, and so do I.

Radio? Weather station? Google StreetView for the hobbyist sect? Female repellent? You tell me.

Editor's Note: I'm loving all the ham radio email I'm receiving today. You guys are great, and I'm basically learning something cool and new with each one. Thanks! - j.l.


Matthew Davidson

That is an iPhone user trying to get a signal from AT&T.