Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 001 – Q 056

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# Q 001* — Radio Transmissions.

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted). (A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 89-250-11111-1B46-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Amateur radio transmissions from various People’s Temple (PT) members to persons in the United Stated. Conversations involved PT activity in Guyana and advised persons where they could send donations for the temple. At 60 in the tape, there is a reference to former FBI Director CLARENCE KELLY. KELLY is said to be a member of the Christian Church of the United States, a forerunner of the PT. It is stated that KELLY is not associated with PT.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 002* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions, most of which were messages between Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 003* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions, most of which were messages between Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 004-1 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions, most of which were messages between Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 004-2* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions, most of which were messages between Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

Q 005-1* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions, most of which were messages between Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 005-2* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #7. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations with Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 006-1* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations with Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 006-2* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations between an unidentified female in Guyana and an unidentified male from the West Coast of the United States. In the conversation, these two individuals are discussing the “problem”, and the woman is recommending that they will “probably all have to go the same course” and recommended that they will probably have to enlist the same “solution” that was used for her cousin. The woman then went on to inquire as to the number of people coming down and requested that the male find out. The female also made reference to letter that was to be sent to the “600 Club” and inquired as to if it was sent. This information is contained on Side 2 of this tape.

This tape appears to contain no additional information of evidentiary value.

# Q 007-2* — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #10. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations with Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 008* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #11. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations with Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 009-1* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #12. This tape was found to contain the following:

Ham radio transmissions of conversations with Jonestown residents and acquaintances.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 009-2* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #13.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 010* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #14.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 011* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #15.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 012* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #16.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 013* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #17.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 014* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #18.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

#Q 015* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #19. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 016* — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #20. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

#Q 017* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #21. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

#Q 018* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #22. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

#Q 019* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #23. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

#Q 020* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #24. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

#Q 021* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #25. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 022* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #26. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 023* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-27.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 024* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-28.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 025* — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

Several references are made to Baker (not further identified) who is messing around in diplomatic circles. One unidentified female participant in these conversations indicates that relatives are going to tell how beautiful it is in order to counter statements by Baker.

# Q 026* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 1/14/80

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-30.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman Ryan.

# Q 027* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #31. This tape was found to contain the following:

Different persons (both male and female) talking to a male radio operator about the “community” and the agricultural project. There was talk of relatives, schooling, and gratefullness [gratefulness] for the opportunity given them or their relatives to be part of the community.

It appears that a female is dictating a speech to a male regarding philosophical attack on the community by its enemies.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 028* — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #32. This tape was found to contain the following:

A female is dictating a speech via radio on the Concerned Relatives Group to a male. She labels the Concerned Relatives Group as a [sic] misinformed enemies who are trying to destroy the project.

A female talks about a farming commune in Arizona, mentioning “radicals” who want to pull the movement out of Arizona to an unnamed city.

Side B is blank.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 029* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #35. This tape was found to contain the following:

A. A discussion between two males regarding the repair of a television and replacement of tubes.

B. A discussion between two females regarding a letter written by a doctor concerning an “ANTHONY . One female wanted to know if the doctor was a friend of ANTHONY ‘s.

C. A male and female discussing medical problems of various individuals and possible surgery,

D. There was some discussion of showing a movie.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 030* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #34. This tape was found to contain the following:

A. Two females exchanging news and greetings.

B. Two males – one discussin [discussing] placing an “order” for 1000 bags (of an unmentioned commodity).

C. Female and male talking about radio transmissions.

D. Two females talking about a Journalist who visited and will devote a two page favorable spread about the commune; talked about an author/movie producer who is visiting the commune.

E. Two males, one inaudible; male advising about the political climate, that the dissatisfied people “here” are not communists, “I don’t think that there is a chance of the communists taking over this country”. Male advised that “it” is being financed by communist countries.

F. Males discussing the workings of their respective ham radios.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 031* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #35. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 032* — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted).

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #36. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 039 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 2/9/79

Cassette tape identified as FBI Labatory [Laboratory]; Number 81205068-Q39 was reviewed and determined to be approximately three minutes personal conversation of two persons believed to be PATRICIA and JUDY HOUSTON.

#†Q 042 — Jones speaking

To see transcripts, summaries, and commentaries of the tape of the last hour of Jonestown — the so-called “death tape” — click here.

# †Q 043* — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification notes Date probably May 1, 1978 Georgetown Guyana comments on travel reservations for Walt Thain. Something about mercy cases. Order for photo material of equip[ment]. Jim Jones voice to [two lines deleted] was checking on Walt’s departure from Jonestown and Georgetown.

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line deleted) furnished the FBI with tape recordings of radio transmissions from People’s Temple Guyana, South America.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Majority of above described tape is blank.

The remaining portion of the tape consists of unintelligible transmissions, disjointed conversation, and material pertaining to medical matters.

Q 044* — Radio Transmissions

MP3.
MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification notes Property of [name deleted] [four lines of markings deleted] WB6DTJ San Fran & WB6MID/8R3 Jonestown [line deleted] out of amateur band operation for part of this. Jim Jones talking. See transcrip[t] of most of tape.

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES and other unknown voices describing Jonestown offering greetings and arranging details of medical shipments. This is followed by statements about relatives and various visitors to Jonestown. There is a great amount of static and interference on this tape rendering much of it inaudible.

# Q 045* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification notes Property of [name deleted] [much of writing illegible] Jonestown to San Fran. [call letters illegible] This was made sometime after [illegible] Conversation meaning unknown.

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line of type deleted) furnished the FBI with tape recordings of radio transmissions from People’s Temple Guyan [Guyana], South America.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of what appears to be a radio transmission describing an area and people acquainted with each other.

# Q 046* — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification notes Date unknown. WA6PCE (Dennis) San Jose, CA made phone patch for Leica at WB6MID/8R3 in Guyana (Jonestown)/ *Note — anyone wanting to check this should get ahold of WA6PCE. San Fran is in contact with Georgetown related to a sick baby and relaying Georgetown info to Jonestown. [illegible name; Rick?] voice in San Fran. Richard on patch from Jonestown to [illegible word].

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line of type deleted) furnished the FBI with tape recordings of radio transmissions from People’s Temple Guyana, South America.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Various recording of radio transmissions including one from a radio operator to LISA or other radio operator in Jonestown with the following identifying call numbers: WA6ACE in San Jose. Several patched through calls including one to RICHARD from his mother in the USA. Tapes ended at 5:23.

# Q 047 — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

Date of transcription: 1/16/80

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained by the Kansas City Office of the FBI from a ham radio operator.

On January 16, 1980, tape numbered 1861-1, Q-47 was reviewed and determined to contain radio messages between Peoples Temple, San Francisco and Guyana.

# †Q 048 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “17/11/78 Congressman Leo Ryan”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

A short speech by a male, identified on the tape as Congressman RYAN. He states he is leaving the next day. During the speech he states his visit was a congressional inquiry but everything was acceptable. There was applause on several occasions.

# Q 049 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “Sat Nite Answers/Reporters”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES questioning and instructing members in correct replies to possible newsman questions regarding the settlement. He instructs them to discontinue the use of the term “DAD” for him and “group”, “family”, comrade and other revolutionary terms to combat C.I.A. plot against the church. He also mentioned statements should not be anti-United States or pro Communist countries and should indicate an unbiased knowledge of correct events. The majority of side two seemed to be blank although distant voices can be heard.

# Q 049a — Jones Speaking,

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES instructing members in correct responses to anticipated newsmen questions concerning the settlement.

Then further instruction on the socialist viewpoint on history (Nazi action in World War II), movies, current events.

He advised the members a written test was scheduled on Tuesday concerning tonight’s meeting.

Part of Side A and all of Side B was blank.

# †Q 050 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “11/16/78 Thur Rally”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES holding a meeting and discussing the visit tomorrow of Congressman RYAN and newsmen. He describes RYAN as a right wing reactionary and the visit as a CIA plot. Expressed resentment of uninviting demanding nature of visit, discussing RYAN in derogatory street terms, the possibility of flying the Russian flag, refusing admittance to group, seizing NBC cameras, etc. JONES stated he would like to “shoot his ass” and rather die than move. JONES stated the Russians and PPP (phonetic) have promised support. He reminds members to speak positive and as little as possible and furnish all letters to security unopened. JONES states he is tired as he has been up 8 days and mentions dying numerous times and earlier stated they have been through 84 “White Nights”.

# Q 051 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Contained in a box marked in part “White Night Tape 2”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

The entire tape has a background recording. With Side A it sounds like a recording recorded at a faster speed and the last half of Side B sounds like a very faint recording at the same speed.

This is a night meeting concerning security at the location. JONES is attempting to identify two members who have violated rules. One stating she may not come back from town and a male attempting to send a message without censor by security group. He threatened a slow agonizing death if they didn’t confess and, after a sound like a gunshot, stated the device fired only one shot. He also stated it did not fire the first time but he willed it to fire on the second try and it would blow a hold the size of a bathtub in a person and with other devices they could defend themselves.

The two people were identified and critized [criticized] extensively, particularly Reverend MOORE (phonetic), responsible for the attempted message. BEN BEARD (phonetic), white male, was also questioned.

JONES also stated the group threatened mass suicide several times to obtain their wishes with the government. He also stated Michigan State University was a CIA front group, the U.S. government was attempting to alter genes to produce non-thinking workers, etc.

# †Q 054 — Radio transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B97. This tape was found to contain the following:

Phrases which appear to have been coded.

The transmissions were decoded by the Agent using the People’s Temple code book.

The word or phrases underlined indicate the coded word and the word or phrases in parenthesis indicate the decoded section.

This is something from ARLENE’s (VERA) or (CLEO) department that Dr. BRYANT (SUTTON) or DYMALLY) and FELIX’s (WILLIE BROWN) counter part in Dr. Bedford’s area and a number of other people, anyway its tomorrow in Dr. Bedford’s place and its a SCOTT (Synanon) will be there. No but he is related to Dr. SHOEMAKER (CECIL WILLIAMS) main one will be Dr. BRYANT its all of San Francisco meeting together in unity.

We talked to Dr. RYAN today, so he has background regarding SALLY (Press), however this was another event where I just wanted to run it across and not make any assumptions of Dr. RYAN.

We have already given Dr. RYAN, Dr. HUDSON’s (possibly JIM JONES) opinion on the matter.)

Dr. MILLS (GRECO) who is he. He works for the same department as Dr. WHITWHITE (TOS).

The remaining transmissions described the performances given by the people of Jonestown in Georgetown.

# †Q 055 — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch AVC-90 cassette marked “Guyana 1” on side 1 and “Guyana 2” on side 2.

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line deleted) furnished tape recordings of radio transmissions between Guyana and San Francisco. (Name deleted) furnished tapes to the United States State Department for relay to the FBI.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B98-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

A tape of radio transmissions from Guyana on February 13, 1978 and February 15, 1978.

This tape was made by a source (possibly the FCC) to show the manner in which these radios were being utilized.

Much of the tape deals with medical names, i.e. Dr. BILL, Dr. ROGERS, Mrs. ROGERS, Dr. RICHARDS, and Dr. HUDSON.

# †Q 056 — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch AVC-90 cassette marked “Guyana 3” on side 1 and “Guyana 4” on side 2.

Date of transcription: 6/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line deleted) furnished tape recordings of radio transmissions between Guyana and San Francisco. (Name deleted) furnished tapes to the United States State Department for relay to the FBI.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 5, 1979, Special Agent (SA) (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B98-2 which was found to contain the following:

This recording appears to be a continuance of the tape numbered 1B98-1, and the majority of the information contained thereon appears to be coded. Decoders available at this time have not proven valuable in determining the meaning of the statements and comments on this tape.

During the latter portions of the tape, an unidentified narrator explains that an important statement was received from Guyana on November 13, 1978. This was on frequency 7101 on the 40 meter band on stations WB6 MID portable 8R3 and WB6 MNH, portable 8R1. The narrator states that “Communiqué Number 1” begins with a renouncing of charges of the Concerned Relatives Group. The statement allows that a conspiracy by outside forces is underway and civil suits are forthcoming. The sender of the message from Guyana sets forth conditions under which the upcoming visit from Congressman RYAN will be acceptable to the residents of Jonestown:

1. RYAN and his staff will be accompanied by other Congressmen or representatives of third world countries.

2. MEL GREEN (phonetic), Citizens Commission Inquiry (CCI), will also come along.

3. No media or members of “Concerned Relatives” will participate.

The sender of the message acknowledges that RYAN had previously refused these conditions. The residents of Jonestown had signed a statement refusing to see RYAN and members of his party. The sender put RYAN and members of his group on “official notice” that they (residents of Jonestown) will be seeking protection of the Guyana police in the event attempts are made to enter the Jonestown community.

People’s Temple members charge that RYAN and those with him are planning to “misportray” Jonestown. People’s Temple residents reject any charges that they are being held against their will, and feel that they are a model community project.

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