A police officer says he was misquoted in an article in which he said cantennas were illegal: I was hoping so. In the original article, he sounds like he's usurping FCC jurisdiction, and I figured it wasn't exactly right. Cantennas can be illegal if you use a mass-produced version. The FCC rules don't allow generic antennas with any gateway tested before July 2004, and only gateways tested with generic high-gain antennas after July 2004 are legal to be used in this fashion. Not that anyone cares, but it is how the law is written and enforced--except I don't know of a single antenna enforcement action.