What is the punishment for running a pirate radio station?

What is the punishment for running a pirate radio station?

Any person who willfully and knowingly does or causes or suffers to be done any pirate radio broadcasting shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000,000.

Are there any pirate radio stations still operating?

Although it peaked throughout the 1960s and again during the 1980s/1990s, it remains in existence today. Having moved from transmitting from ships in the sea to towerblocks across UK towns and cities, in 2009 the UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom estimated more than 150 pirate radio stations were still operating.

How do I report a pirate radio station?

toll-free telephone: 1-866-696-4718.

How do I pirate broadcast radio?

Here’s what to do:

  1. You’ll need. • FM radio transmitter.
  2. Open up the transmitter. Locate the seam on the transmitter’s case and pry it open with a putty knife (if your transmitter is screwed shut, you’ll need a screwdriver to open it).
  3. Replace the antenna.
  4. Remove resistors.
  5. Pick your device.
  6. Test it out.
  7. Go live.

Where is the radio Caroline ship now?

From 2007, the ship was docked at Tilbury, where a volunteer crew repaired and maintained it. The ship has working radio studios, from which both Caroline and BBC Essex have broadcast. On 31 July 2014 the ship was moved to the Blackwater Estuary in Essex.

How do you make an FM radio transmitter?

How to Make a Radio Into an FM Transmitter

  1. Make sure that your radio has an “auxiliary” out or a headphone port.
  2. Obtain an FM transmitter from your local electronics store.
  3. Power on the transmitter and select an FM station that your transmitter will broadcast to.
  4. Tune the FM radio to the station you selected.

How is the FCC taking action against pirate radio?

Across the country FCC officials are working to identify and take action against illegal unlicensed radio operators using frequencies allocated for legitimate radio operators that are causing interference and other issues. So what is the state of pirate radio in the U.S. and how is the FCC taking it on?

What are the dangers of pirate radio stations?

Across the country, FCC officials are working to identify and take action against unlicensed radio operators that illegally use the frequencies allocated for legitimate radio operators. These pirate stations pose a host of problems for public safety, including interference with emergency alerts and air traffic control.

What kind of Radio is a pirate radio?

DOMBROWSKI: Okay. So a pirate radio by simple terms is a broadcast station operating in the FM band, 88 megahertz to 108 megahertz that you dial up on your car radio, that is operating without a license.

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