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PostSubject: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeSun Aug 08, 2021 9:13 am

Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions
In a reply to a Freedom of Information request Ofcom acknowledged they have never prosecuted a user of PMR 446

Ofcom were asked:

I was wondering if itspossible to give me figures as to how many prosecutions have been made against person or persons for the specific offence relating to using equipment on the PMR 446 band (446Mhz) against the licencing conditions. I appreciate this is a licence exempt band, but for example can you tell me if anyone has ever been prosecuted for using equipment above the permitted .5 Watts or for using an external antenna.

Ofcom replied:

We are not aware of any prosecutions against any person(s) for specific offence relating to using equipment on the PMR 446 band (446Mhz) against the licencing conditions.

See Ofcom's full reply at
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/222731/Misuses-of-PMR446-Band-Prosecutions.pdf

You can submit a Freedom of Information request to Ofcom at
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/new/ofcom
 
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PostSubject: Re: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeSun Aug 08, 2021 11:02 am

Thanks for the info, Mark.👍
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PostSubject: Re: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeSun Aug 08, 2021 2:05 pm

I think this is probably the case for some of the License bands aswell, I feel that OFCOM have too many other things to concentrate on at the moment ?
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PostSubject: Re: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeSun Aug 08, 2021 5:24 pm

Ofcom definitely have better things to do.....

This could be a case of a freedom of information request to see if you can get away with a Baofeng at full power.....

...or more likely someone with nothing better to do and bemoaning the PMR DX'ers. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeWed Aug 11, 2021 4:18 pm

i think this some one with to much time on there hands and is using pmr and he has been using pmr. and had some kids and
has asked them to move and been to were told go and been told to f..k off so in order of been spiteful has been to Ofcom, An the return has not the answer he needed to hear, and as you said victor some one throwing the dummy


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PostSubject: Re: Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions   Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions Icon_minitimeWed Aug 11, 2021 5:22 pm

stephen Gunrunner wrote:
i think this some one with to much time on there hands and is using pmr and he has been using pmr. and had some kids and
has asked them to move and been to were to go and been told to f..k off so in order of been spiteful has been to Ofcom, An the return has not the answer he needed to hear, and as you victor some one throwing the dummy
Sounds about right to me.

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