Apparently resurceful people in Brazil have learned how they can use modified HAM radio equipment and satellite dishes to hijack military transponder satellites to use as a country-wide radio network.
It all started with a radio station that realized they could use the transponders to broadcast a radio signal and today many people from truckers to drug runners are using the satellites to broadcast warning information or just chatter about the latest football score.
Quite impressive! Using the US Navy’s Fleet Satellite Communications System like this is excellent stuff! :)