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illegal transmission ?

Post by nirvana » Mon May 22, 2017 8:06 pm

Heard on the rumour file on 3Aw this morning that someone allegedly hacked into the police radio frequencies in rural victoria on the weekend and sent false transmissions ( i assume pretending to be the police ) , sent them to non-existent jobs and clowned around on the transmissions.( not the bloke`s exact words,but that was the jist of it ).

Anyone hear that rumour ? I tried to find it on the 3Aw website ,but can`t locate their discussion.

Just a rumour and may not be true.

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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by peteramjet » Tue May 23, 2017 6:46 am

Not unheard of and is one of the reasons the police move to encrypted radio systems.

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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by X-Firey » Tue May 23, 2017 7:55 pm

I heard that rumour on the 'Rumour File' also.
I hate that phrase 'hacked into' but yes, it has happened before in the North East of the state.

Keep listening as you may hear 'ACMA 200' active again...

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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by nirvana » Wed May 24, 2017 6:37 pm

As a basic user of a scanner ,can you please tell me what ACMA 200 is , please X-Firey ?

Is it something to do with licencing people to use scanners ?


Thanks.


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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by X-Firey » Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi Nirvana,
ACMA stands for Australian Communications and Media Authority.

They are responsible for managing the radio spectrum, radio licencing, telecommunications and the media.
They are the agency that would investigate offences like the one mentioned.

When this happened last time a unit calling itself 'ACMA 200' was heard operating on the police channels in the N/E in an attempt to locate the offender. This would have been an ACMA inspector and vehicle with various radio equipment on board.

It has nothing to do with scanner hobbyists.

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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by rob_w » Wed May 24, 2017 9:52 pm

Yeah I definitely heard a few brief transmissions here in Latrobe Valley (Q1) that were suspicious!
So frustrating!

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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by nirvana » Thu May 25, 2017 6:21 am

Thanks for that, X-Firey.



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Re: illegal transmission ?

Post by Pumper_50 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:56 am

X-Firey wrote:I heard that rumour on the 'Rumour File' also.
I hate that phrase 'hacked into' but yes, it has happened before in the North East of the state.

Keep listening as you may hear 'ACMA 200' active again...
Recoding of one of the ACMA callsigns using the VicPol VHF Voting Network on this page.

https://vicradiozone.com/audio/

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