TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
(ATTN: TECHNICAL SERVICE DIVISION, ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY, SIGNAL ANALYSIS UNIT)
FROM: SAC, SAN FRANCISCO (89A-250) (P) (SQUAD 10)
MAJOR CASE 16
00: San Francisco
Re: San Francisco telephone call to Signal Analysis Unit 9/24/86.
Enclosed for Signal Analysis Unit under separate cover is 7 inch reel to reel tape recording identified Q50 with transcript and 7 inch reel to reel tape recording identified Q313 with transcript.
For information of analysis unit, enclosure Q50 – first portion of tape is recording of Jim Jones on the evening of 11/16/78 at the Community Pavilion (pages 1 – 26 of transcript). Page 28 starts what is believed to be a recording of Jim Jones talking over the public address system (i.e.) recording from a speaker that broadcasts all of the community as opposed to a microphone. Prosecution is interested in the background noises particularly the ham radio that can be heard in the background most obviously on page 29 – 30 of transcript. Enclosed tape has also been marked with yellow strip.
Concerning item Q313 there are numerous places on that recording that are unintelligible because the tape apparently speeds up. Prosecution is desirous of that portion of the tape be slowed down so that a jury can understand what is being said.
Signal Analysis Unit is requested to examine above tapes and telephonically advised San Francisco. Signal Analysis Unit should be aware that tapes are necessary to be submitted as evidence in San Francisco trial currently in progress. Tapes are presently scheduled to be admitted into evidence on 10/9/86 and tapes should be returned to San Francisco in sufficient time to allow new portions, hopefully made audible by examination, to be transcribed and prepared for court.
[Page 3 is transmittal slip for tapes described above.]