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Topic # 65689 5-Aug-2010 19:55
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This is in regard to an older posting, about 5 months ago:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=58421&page_no=1#308509

I just wanted to mention to those that consider using 1.2GHz video senders, they are not legal in NZ. But more importantly, the 1.2GHz band is also used for distance measuring equipment in New Zealand for aviation/aircraft.

Even if it's using something in the backyard, aviation navigation is not something to cause interference to.

Cheers,
Gavin.

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  Reply # 363873 5-Aug-2010 20:13
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They work fine here...

Cheers.

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  Reply # 363879 5-Aug-2010 20:20
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newznz: They work fine here...

Cheers.


There is nothing stopping them from working. They are however illegal to use and ignorance of this is no defence.

If you do have one just be nice to the RSM people from the MED if they come knocking on your door if you're causing interference.  Smile

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 363882 5-Aug-2010 20:25
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hehe yeah - plenty of ppl use them with no problems...all good!
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  Reply # 363885 5-Aug-2010 20:33
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*rolleyes* Ignorant is a bliss to some people I guess...




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  Reply # 363891 5-Aug-2010 20:38
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newznz: hehe yeah - plenty of ppl use them with no problems...all good!
=)


It's all good until the RSM issue you a $250 fine and a notice preventing you from using the goods!


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  Reply # 363892 5-Aug-2010 20:38
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Radiocommunications Act 1989
s113 Offences
Every person commits an offence under this Act who transmits radio waves, otherwise than—
(a) under, or in conformity with, the terms and conditions of a radio licence issued under section 111; or
(b) in accordance with regulations made under section 116(1)(c) exempting the transmission of radio waves from the need to obtain a radio licence.

s114 Presumptions
(1) For the purposes of section 113, any person who erects, constructs, establishes, maintains, or is in possession of any radio transmitter is presumed to have used the radio transmitter unless and until the contrary is proved.
(2) Where a radio transmitter is temporarily inoperative or has been partially dismantled, that radio transmitter is deemed to be, and to remain, capable of transmitting radiocommunications unless the Secretary is satisfied that the transmitter has been rendered inoperative.

s128 Penalties
(1) Every person who commits an offence against this Act, or against any regulations made under this Act, for which no penalty is provided elsewhere than in this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding,—
    (a) in the case of an individual, $30,000:
    (b) in the case of a body corporate, $200,000.
(2) Where an offence is a continuing offence, a further fine of an amount not exceeding $1,000 for every day or part of a day during which the offence has continued may be imposed.


Don't think that RSM won't find you. They are very good at tracking down the exact location of illegal transmitters using their direction finding gear.

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  Reply # 363893 5-Aug-2010 20:39
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lol!! getting a bit heavy in here

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  Reply # 363894 5-Aug-2010 20:40
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chiefie: *rolleyes* Ignorant is a bliss to some people I guess...

Until RSM (Radio Spectrum Management) are knocking on their door with a search warrant...

A quick search of the Radio Frequency Register reveals a lot of licenses in 1.2-1.3GHz with Airways Corporation as the Licence Holder. I would imagine that if someone interfered with their transmissions they would have the inspectors out pretty quick.

newznz: lol!! getting a bit heavy in here

Yes It is quite rightly being pointed out that your (and others) behaviour is both grossly irresponsible and illegal.

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