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ACMA Warns Unlicensed Radio Communicators

Date : 10 / 11 / 2011
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued warning notices to six radio communications hobbyists, citing breaches of the Radiocommunications Act. The hobbyists, comprising those using the Citizen Band (CB) and Amateur Radio frequencies are from Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

The ACMA's Field Operations Sections found each were operating on High Frequency (HF) frequencies outside the radio bands they were authorised to use. In addition to warning notices, a number of non-compliant radio communications devices were surrendered to the ACMA.

The ACMA said operating non-compliant or modified radio communications equipment on frequency bands contrary to that specified by a licence condition, has the potential to cause serious interference to radio communications services. While the ACMA prefers to educate those who operate outside licence conditions, it will suspend or cancel licences, issue infringement notices, or commence prosecutions for more serious offences.


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