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crackdown hackney gazette

Post by thetufparker » Thu May 28, 2015 1:16 pm

little article..
http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/cr ... _1_4088489

Crackdown against pirate radio stations

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Hackney Homes has been clamping down on pirate radio stations in the borough and warning of the dangers of illegal radio.


In the past year 29 pirate radio masts and transmitters have been removed from estates, most recently from Summit Estate in Upper Clapton.

Together with Ofcom, Hackney Homes identified and dismantled mast and cables which were situated on top of the chimney and down the air vents of the block, after reports from residents.

Transmitters have also been found hidden in the airshafts of estates, causing significant damage to rooftops, lifts and door entry systems.

Due to the rise in internet radio the number of pirate radio stations has reduced but those involved in pirate radio activity continue to place radio receiver masts on high-rise blocks.

This allows them to broadcast from a location further away, reducing the chance of detection.

Cabinet Member for housing, Cllr Philip Glanville, said: “Surprisingly this type of activity is still quite common and can have an impact on the lives of our residents. We will continue to take a ‘zero tolerance approach’ against illegal pirate radio operators by prosecuting those individuals found guilty of this criminal offence.”

Clive Corrie, Head of Ofcom, said: “Illegal broadcasting not only disrupts licensed radio stations, but also interferes with vital radio communications used by the emergency services and aircraft systems.

“We urge pirate radio stations to get involved with community radio, a legitimate route on to the airwaves.”

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by DJ Mikey » Thu May 28, 2015 7:04 pm

Clive Corrie, Head of Ofcom, said: “Illegal broadcasting not only disrupts licensed radio stations, but also interferes with vital radio communications used by the emergency services and aircraft systems.

Don't tar everyone with the same brush Clive, Its 2015 not 1995, when has it been reported in the last 2 years of a station interfering with emergency services ? And the fact not all of us are stupid enough to bang a rig on right next a legal radio station.

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by SOTS 87 7 » Thu May 28, 2015 7:10 pm

Clive Corrie, Head of Ofcom, said: “Illegal broadcasting not only disrupts licensed radio stations, but also interferes with vital radio communications used by the emergency services and aircraft systems.

“We urge pirate radio stations to get involved with community radio, a legitimate route on to the airwaves.”
Agreed. It's totally obvious that Mr. Corrie has no idea how radio works. As for the last paragraph, that's so they can make money out of it and then say ''NO'' because its not a worthy reason for a station of that type.
Easy Mr. Mikey. :tup

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by BobbyDub » Thu May 28, 2015 7:23 pm

“We urge pirate radio stations to get involved with community radio, a legitimate route on to the airwaves.”

No thanks! And pay u thousands a year just to be on. To be told what to do. Just as bad as having a TV License :D

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by teckniqs » Thu May 28, 2015 7:48 pm

And that's if you even get the chance to even apply for one, let alone there even be any coming up to get to look at one!!.....

If Ofcom want us to do that then why aren't they simply handing every pirate a license left, right and centre?

Cunts!

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by shuffy » Thu May 28, 2015 8:41 pm

Ofcom's remit is too diverse nowadays - they know relatively little about radio. For this reason, they don't say much whenever asked for comment, they just trot out the stock line about causing interference to emergency services (which they know doesn't stand up to scrutiny). It's probably in the OFCOM PR Handbook under "what to say if someone asks about pirate radio".

As for the Hackney Gazette, a badly written, poorly researched, one-sided article. They probably have students on work experience.

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Post by dancemusicdj » Sat May 30, 2015 1:40 pm

more incentives to keep switching on. make their crackdown even more expensive, more pointless, and a bigger failure then it all ready is

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Re: crackdown hackney gazette

Post by sinus trouble » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:07 pm

Again propoganda!!! authorities paint pirates as the "Cancer in capitalism" turning society against them and encouraging locals to grass! the government are a bunch of controlling, money grabbing cunts!!! nothing to do with interference whatsoever!!! :(
I am as stupid as I look! :|

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