MW6ZAN wrote:Well ofcom are looking into this so i would think that my input has pushed them into some form of action and i dont listen into baby monitors as i stated in my post im getting interference when im using 6 meters from two of the bloody things. Also being disabled and housebound and not able to walk i find it difficult to as has been said GET A LIFE so i do what i can to pass the hours.
Excellent! I am sat comfortably with my BIG BAG of POPCORN.
Now then MW6ZAN.
Or, may I call you Pete. Or Peter. Anyway, whatever.
Seriously, seriously, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop with your madness.
You have admitted, on previous occasions, that you HAVE listened into baby monitors. Deliberately.
Furthermore, you have admitted to listening into other radio transmissions not intended for your reception.
Now, all I am going to do is post a quote directly from the OFCOM website.
It is, word for word, and it describes, simply how you, MW6ZAN, has indeed broken criminal law by informing others (other forum members) about your "reception" of baby monitors. I can't be quite bothered to repost what you said exactly, but you said something along the lines of "its interesting listening to what goes on in other peoples homes".
So. read this VERY VERY carefully........... please take note of the underlined sections, which you have admitted, on here, to have committed.Unauthorised reception
There are two criminal offences, under section 48 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, relating to unauthorised reception.
It is an offence if a person "otherwise than under the authority of a designated person:
…. uses wireless telegraphy apparatus with intent to obtain information as to the contents, sender or addressee of any message whether sent by means of wireless telegraphy or not, of which neither the person using the apparatus nor a person on whose behalf he is acting is an intended recipient."
This means that it is illegal to listen to anything other than general reception transmissions unless you are either a licensed user of the frequencies in question or have been specifically authorised to do so by a designated person.
A designated person means:
the Secretary of State;
the Commissioners of Customs and Excise; or
any other person designated for the purpose by regulations made by the Secretary of State.
It is also an offence for someone, otherwise than under the authority of a designated person, to disclose any information as to the contents, sender or addressee of any message referred to in Offence 1. However, this does not apply where the disclosure is in the course of legal proceedings or for the purpose of any report of those proceedings. And, it does not apply where the information would have come to the person’s knowledge without the use of wireless telegraphy apparatus by him or by anyone else.
This means that it is also illegal to tell a third party what has been heard in a transmission a person has listened to illegally.
The proof is there, in your previous posts. Unless of course, mine and countless other peoples (I can only imagine how many) interpretations of what you have posted is completely incorrect.
Now, if you are receiving interference from such devices, then, as being a licenced amateur radio operator, then you should know the procedure for either inquiring about interference, or how to prevent such interference by the use of filters etc.
Also, I'm very sorry about your personal circumstance, but being disabled and housebound is no way a reasonable excuse to rip into other peoples attitudes or hobbies.
But you are, in your own admissions, committing criminal offences.
Can you please clear the air and make us all absolutely sure that you are not a complete and utter raging lunatic?
Many thank yous.