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K6BSO
11-29-2010, 03:56 PM
A British man was convicted and sentenced on November 22 for causing deliberate interference to Amateur Radio users and unlawfully using radio equipment without a license.

http://www.rsgb.org/news/newsitem.php?id=1

The British equivalent of the FCC charged that the man kept his radio equipment in his van and would drive all over the region and park outside homes, jamming signals in an effort to interfere with hams who were operating legally.

N2CHX
11-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Some people need hobbies.

KG4CGC
11-29-2010, 04:04 PM
Everybody needs a reason to wake up in the morning. What will this poor slob do now? How will he deal with his deep seated hatred towards Amateur radio operators in Hull who he walked in on one night giving it to his mother?

N8YX
11-30-2010, 07:43 AM
The nerve of that wanker!

What's worse:


"This conviction shows that deliberate interference will not be tolerated and can have serious consequences for the perpetrator."Sentencing?


"He was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 18 months, a curfew between 7pm and 7am for 3 months via a means of electronic tagging and forfeiture of his van and radio transmitters to Ofcom."That's almost :rofl: material...just like seizing the car of a drunk driver. They ALWAYS end up behind the wheel of another one, and almost always hurt someone other than themselves in the process.

KA5PIU
11-30-2010, 09:41 AM
Hello.

Unlike in the US, you do not simply go out and buy a car in the UK.
First, you get approved for the purchase.
And, unlike in the US, simple possession of some types of radio equipment can land one in jail, even receivers.

PA5COR
11-30-2010, 09:58 AM
No need for approval for owning a car, the UK is not the old Russki territory.. ;)
You DO need valid paperwork drivers license, car insurance, road tax sticker on the window, and pay the tax when buying a new car.
Cars/vans are quite expensive here and in the UK, add insurance, and road tax, he will be some serious pounds backwards now

The USE of transmitters where you have no license for is punishable by the law yes, not having them, same as here.
Scanners? other radio's, not forbidden either.

W4RLR
11-30-2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks for cutting through the piles of steaming BS, Cor. It's amazing the stuff that gets put out as truth, when those of us who live or have lived in certain parts of the world can see right through the bovine scat.

PA5COR
11-30-2010, 02:55 PM
One small way for me to make a difference Richard ;)
Though the mere fact of how some are really in the dark of facts are scaring me....

KG4CGC
11-30-2010, 03:22 PM
One small way for me to make a difference Richard ;)
Though the mere fact of how some are really in the dark of facts are scaring me....
We have Rush as well as the whole FOX "news" crew. What would one expect?

PA5COR
11-30-2010, 03:34 PM
^Point taken.....

KG4CGC
11-30-2010, 03:36 PM
At least now, MSNBC says that you can count on them to be a liberal leaning media outlet. Meanwhile, FOX still pretends that they are fair and balanced.

WTKX
11-30-2010, 06:04 PM
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kb2vxa
11-30-2010, 10:28 PM
My my, this thread turned political in record time! We now return you to our regularly scheduled jammers.
http://www.laughingpoliceman.com/

n2ize
12-02-2010, 06:44 PM
Well, one less moron to have to put up with. Too bad it too that long to catch him.

KA5PIU
12-12-2010, 07:29 AM
No need for approval for owning a car, the UK is not the old Russki territory.. ;)
You DO need valid paperwork drivers license, car insurance, road tax sticker on the window, and pay the tax when buying a new car.
Cars/vans are quite expensive here and in the UK, add insurance, and road tax, he will be some serious pounds backwards now

The USE of transmitters where you have no license for is punishable by the law yes, not having them, same as here.
Scanners? other radio's, not forbidden either.

Hello.

First, the receiver bit.
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra169.htm
Anything that can decode GSM or TETRA is against the law in the UK unless you are part of the government.
Next, unlike in the USA, you do not have to have evidence of anything to buy a car, no license, no registration, nothing.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/DG_4022310
A bit more complex
In Texas there are places that will sell a car to the illegal Mexicans who simply can not get a license now.
Construction companies hire anyone.
I have a complete set of Mexican ID that shows I am in the US without correct documentation, the construction companies simply do not care.
In this manner I evade any questions.
Only if I want to drive a company vehicle do I have to present a license of any sort.