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ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fines

Post by vk6hgr » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:39 am

A Sydney man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to forfeit valuable radio equipment that he had been using to make overpowered transmissions.

http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Supplie ... -and-fines
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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by matth2004 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:23 am

Fairly sure there's a lot of that going on over here on the CB repeaters around Perth. Either that or a bunch of people have a high gain directional antenna pointed at the repeater and don't live far from it.

I find it odd how he kept doing it after being issued a warning.

Thankfully we have licenses that permit us to use the WARG repeaters where we don't have to deal with that.
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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by roland985 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:26 pm

:(

Yep. Someone managed to drown out all transmissions on PER03, PER04, PER08 today. Was impossible to talk or listen.

PER05 was still drowned out by some annoying construction company.
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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by Raptor » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:05 pm

matth2004 wrote:I find it odd how he kept doing it after being issued a warning.
What that article is not mentioning is that the person has been doing this for 15+ years without any real ACMA action. He was issued with notices several times over that period for interference caused to other commercial users with the ACMA finally taking action late last year....

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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by matth2004 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:34 pm

Raptor wrote:doing this for 15+ years without any real ACMA action
They're a lot more leniant than I thought they were. I thought first offence, sure a stern warning, but second offence reported = feds at your doorstep with an inspector and confiscation of gear. Isn't it an arrestable offence as well because it carries jail time within the maximum penalty?
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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by Raptor » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:11 pm

matth2004 wrote:
Raptor wrote:doing this for 15+ years without any real ACMA action
They're a lot more leniant than I thought they were. I thought first offence, sure a stern warning, but second offence reported = feds at your doorstep with an inspector and confiscation of gear. Isn't it an arrestable offence as well because it carries jail time within the maximum penalty?
The offender only lost his UHF amplifier(HL-250U) and had all other gear RETURNED unlike what the acma is saying.

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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by roland985 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:55 pm

Sad to see the ACMA be so gutless.


This fellow needs a lesson taught, and so do many other abusers of the spectrum.
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Re: ACMA investigation leads to destruction of radios and fi

Post by Raptor » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:57 pm

roland985 wrote:Sad to see the ACMA be so gutless.


This fellow needs a lesson taught, and so do many other abusers of the spectrum.
I don't think that this is a fair comment. The ACMA are not gutless at all and have many prosecutions that are suppressed so never get out to the public. I can't comment on further matters however the field investigators and target teams do a great job, they just need to have the ability to spend more time investigation and obtaining evidence.

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