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Author Topic: Illegal broadcasting on FRS  (Read 2784 times)
KC2NSZ
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« on: December 17, 2007, 08:51:07 AM »

I live in NYC and am annoyed by someone broadcasting on the family radio channel. The reason it bothers me is that people are broadcasting on a channel reserved for the public good. These bands are local and shouldn't be stolen by any one person.

Does the FCC ever crack down on this kind of thing?

thanks for any info, if the general consensus is that there is nothing to do I will just let it go. It bugs me on the principal of the thing.

73 all!

David
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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 11:50:36 AM »

Broadcasting what?

73,

Lon - W3LK
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ONAIR
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 11:37:18 PM »

It figures.  There are always some DJ wannabe "Pirate Radio" clowns broadcasting somewhere.  They used to be all over the CB band way back when.  One dude in NYC used to give 10 hour sermons over the air!
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W7IBI
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 08:08:15 AM »

This may answer some of your questions:
http://www.provide.net/~prsg/frs-faq.htm#Q11

Chris
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KC2NSZ
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007, 02:46:21 PM »

Thanks all! Mostly venting over the nerve of a local pirate radio broadcasting music.

I'm sure that the FCC never goes after this kind of thing.

73 all!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 03:30:39 AM »

Unfortunately the FCC probably doesn't have the enforcement personnel to handle this thing. But what's the range, 2 miles or so?  Be glad that clown is using just UHF and not going out to all of Skipland on 11 meters.
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WY3X
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 08:34:36 PM »

Most likely they've just set up a link using FRS. They're just using the FRS radios to relocate themselves away from the real transmitter so it will be harder for the FCC to catch them in action. It also may be that they're using FRS to relay their favorite radio station to a remote location (within a couple of blocks). -KR4WM
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