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Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane Safety Threat:

from news.asiaone.com on September 1, 2014
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Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Threat to Plane Safety:

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Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane  
by K1DA on September 1, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Google "Sky FM", or "FMuser" you'll see some interesting Chinese products. No wonder they have a problem, though a lot of the goodies are apparently PLL and operate only within the FM BC band.
 
RE: Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Pl  
by W8AAZ on September 1, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Was looking online a couple years ago and found a US importer selling wireless mic systems that were made in China and broadcasted in the aviation VHF navigation freq. range for some reason. I sent a heads up to the FCC and their reply seemed to reflect total disinterest.
 
Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane  
by KA2FIR on September 1, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
FCC: Dereliction of duty. Not military but the offense fits.
 
RE: Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Pl  
by ZENKI on September 2, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Its not only China. Indonesia would be one of the biggest culprits in the spectrum piracy issue.

In fact when they were searching for the missing Malaysian Plane MH370, the authorities had difficulty listening through all the pirate transmissions on the air band from many other countries in SE Asia.

The only country that takes spectrum management seriously is Singapore and Thailand in SE Asia. The other SE Asian countries dont really practice spectrum management enforcement.

Another problem spot is the HF air bands. The Indonesian logging companies and other pirates transmit wherever they want too. It does not help when YB hams also dont follow any band plan on the ham bands. I get so many CW qso's getting ruined by YB hams in the CW portion of the ham band. There is also bunch of pirates transmitting there as well. You can frequently hear them transmitting on 10mhz with WWVH

This should not be a surprise especially when you pass through Airports in many Asian countries. On sale is cordless long range telephones with programmable transmitters. Many operate on 2 meters and 440 mhz and all are fully programmable. I seem to recall the FCC busting a restaurant owner using these phones in the USA not so long ago.

Before china starts worrying about pirates they should clean their own dragon radar up and use some civilized radar operating procedures. The chinese dragon radar interferes with aeronautical and other protected radio allocations on a routine basis. Most of the lower HF spectrum is being ruined by the chinese dragon. Many countries depend on HF telephone links for remote communications and the chinese dragon is ruining most of the HF spectrum in SE Asia. The ITU has had these issues on their agenda for a long time however little can be done when respective governments dont want to enforce the laws properly.

What china normally does is shoot a few law breakers as an example. Thats the standard government procedure for fixing "problems" in china. I am sure if they wanted to stop this problem it could be easily fixed. The Chinese government has been buying a lot of Direction finding equipment from Rohde & Schwarz so they do have the most sophisticated equipment for direction finding.
 
RE: Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Pl  
by KB6RDI on September 2, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Honstly I am not surprised. Anyone can go out and buy this equipment, set it up, and more than likely does not even know the difference. Have you ever seen your normal run of the mill consumer concerned with the frequency that something operates on? Most just don't understand what this even means.
 
RE: Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Pl  
by W8AAZ on September 3, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Well I don't know about you but I am not gonna do anything but bite my tongue ref. FCC on these forums. Have two licenses and not wanting any FCC "central scrutinizer" deciding that mine need closer examination at this time. Like, you don't yank the IRS's chain either, these days, or you might get worse.
 
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