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Melbourne man guilty of Radiocommunications Act offences

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Melbourne man guilty of Radiocommunications Act offences

Postby michael » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:12 pm

26th September 2014

A Melbourne man who deliberately disrupted a taxi company’s radiocommunications system using a non-standard radio transmitter, has been fined $3,500 and ordered to pay costs after pleading guilty to three offences under the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act).

The court finding follows an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority into allegations of radio interference at West Gippsland Taxis Pty Ltd. ACMA Inspectors found the defendant using a transmitter that he had modified to disrupt taxi operations and make frivolous calls to Triple Zero and the RACV using the taxi service’s frequency.

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http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Supplie ... t-offences
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Re: Melbourne man guilty of Radiocommunications Act offences

Postby ozradio » Thu May 07, 2015 5:50 pm

People like this make it harder for people like me who choose to involve ourselves in the hobby of amateur radio. Whenever things like this occur then it becomes so much harder to get access to the equipment which in the right hands is perfectly safe and free from interference.
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Re: Melbourne man guilty of Radiocommunications Act offences

Postby Vkfour » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:28 am

This is why I am quick to remind people of the law and I am left wondering why radio enthusiasts quickly disagree with me. Merry Christmas everyone
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