[AMRadio] Bootlegg'n on the hambands

donroden at hiwaay.net donroden at hiwaay.net
Sat Jan 13 14:22:08 EST 2018

Charlie ( and Group )

"Bootleggers ( also called Pirates ) are all over the FM Broadcast  
band as well as Amateur Frequencies.... nothing new since the 1960s.

Miami FM radio has an estimated two dozen or so illegal stations....  
some with sophisticated remote broadcast vans that do "remotes" at car  
dealerships and
mall openings.

The FCC tries, but when they close a frequency down, another pops up a  
few blocks away.  The FCC cites lack of resources to enforce unless it  
involves aircraft, public safety, or emergency service interference.


Quoting CL in NC via AMRadio <amradio at mailman.qth.net>:

> He said the hambands over there were full of the rigs he sold, still  
> on the ham bands because the customers never changed the presets.
> Charlie, W4MEC in NC

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