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i saw this on another site Ofcom tackles illegal broadcastingOfcom today announced the results of an operation to take off air illegal broadcasters operating in Greater London. The operation began on the morning of Saturday 29 October to deal with the large number of London pirate radio stations that illegally broadcast over the FM radio band without a licence under Section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. The operation has led to: 53 illegal broadcasters' radio transmitters seized; 17 transmitters and aerials disabled; 43 mobile and land line telephone numbers linked to illegal broadcasting operations gathered for further Ofcom investigation to trace the subscribers; and nine letters of warning sent to night clubs that have advertised events on illegal radio stations. Illegal broadcasting causes interference to the radios used by critical safety of life services such as the London Fire Brigade and National Air Traffic Services (NATS). The problem is most acute in London which accounts for more than 50% of the estimated 150 illegal broadcasters operating in the UK. There is a direct link between some illegal broadcasters and serious crime. Ofcom raids on the studios of illegal broadcasters have uncovered drugs and weapons, including firearms. In some cases the cash raised through advertising events at nightclubs is used to finance the purchase of drugs for sale at these events. Illegal broadcasting also causes interference to legitimate radio stations, denying hundreds of thousands of listeners the opportunity to hear their favourite programmes. Robert Thelen-Bartholomew, Ofcom's Head of Field Operations, said: âââ¬ÃâIllegal broadcasting affects safety of life services and has links with serious crime. Ofcom will continue to pursue and prosecute those involved in this criminal activity.âââ¬Ã Ofcom has a duty under Section 3 of the Communications Act 2003 to secure optimal use for wireless telegraphy of the electro-magnetic spectrum. The Ofcom operation has resulted in 44 London illegal broadcasters going off air since the start of the operation. Between 25 October and 1 November (four days into the operation) Ofcom's unmanned monitoring station in London recorded a 57% drop in the number of illegal broadcasts being made. The operation involved 18 Ofcom field operations staff working with 32 Metropolitan Police officers. John Anthony, London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, said: âââ¬ÃâPirate radio transmissions interfere with, and sometimes entirely disable, the communications systems the London Fire Brigade relies on. The interference makes it more difficult for the fire fighters to go about their daily business of protecting Londoners.âââ¬Ã A spokesman for NATS, said: âââ¬ÃâUnauthorised broadcasts on or close to frequencies used by air traffic controllers can interfere with the passing of vital information between air traffic controllers and pilots. They can also affect the navigation aids used as landmarks. NATS has very strong working relationship with Ofcom who act promptly to take enforcement action when any interference with air traffic control is detected.âââ¬Ã Paul Brown, Chief Executive of the Commercial Radio Companies Association, said: "Commercial Radio provides properly regulated, socially responsible content to its 31 million listeners. Pirate radio broadcasters pay no copyright or licence fees yet they take revenue from commercial radio stations all of whom fulfil the terms of detailed licence conditions and who generate jobs and revenue in their transmission areas. CRCA therefore welcomes today's announcement of Ofcom's London initiative." The illegal broadcasters targeted by the Ofcom operation include: Station Location Activity Afrique FM Tottenham & Wood Green 2 transmitters seized Baseline FM Lewisham 1 transmitter seized Blues FM Peckham 3 transmitters seized Bounce FM Streatham 2 transmitters seized 1 transmitter disconnected DÃÆéjÃÆà vu Bow 1 transmitter seized Force FM Harold Hill 1 transmitter seized Freeze FM Harrow 1 transmitter seized Fresh FM Erith 1 transmitter disconnected Galaxy FM Peckham 2 transmitters seized Genesis FM Rotherhithe 2 transmitters seized 1 transmitter disconnected Have it FM Bow 1 transmitter seized HFM Rotherhithe 1 transmitter disconnected House FM Clapton 2 transmitters disconnected Itch FM Whitechapel 1 transmitter seized Kool FM Wapping 1 transmitter disconnected Lightning FM Brixton Hill 3 transmitters seized Lush FM Acton 1 transmitter seized N Power Honor Oak 2 transmitters seized Naija FM Plumstead & Wapping 1 transmitter seized 1 transmitter disconnected Nitro FM Tulse Hill 1 transmitter seized On Top FM Kennington & Stockwell 1 transmitter seized 1 studio raid Powerjam Battersea 1 transmitter seized Ragga FM Edmonton 1 transmitter seized Rasta FM Kennington 1 transmitter seized Rhythm FM Dalston 1 transmitter seized Rinse FM Wapping 1 transmitter disconnected Rude FM Holloway & Crouch End 4 transmitters disconnected Select UK FM Rotherhithe 2 transmitters seized 1 transmitter disconnected Shine FM Clerkenwell 1 transmitter seized Silk FM Norwood 1 transmitter seized 1 transmitter disconnected SLR Tottenham 2 transmitters seized Subjam Wood Green 1 transmitter seized Supreme FM Leyton 1 transmitter seized Surprise FM Peckham 1 transmitter seized Sweet FM Edmonton 2 transmitters seized Touch FM Whitechapel 1 transmitter seized Unidentified Stockwell 1 transmitter seized Unknown FM Edmonton & Holloway 2 transmitters seized 1 transmitter disconnected Vibes FM Brixton Hill 3 transmitters seized Vision FM Limehouse 1 transmitter seized Wax FM Plumstead 1 transmitter seized WBLS Tottenham 1 transmitter disconnected Whoa FM Elephant and Castle 2 transmitters seized Y2K Holloway 1 transmitter seized

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lol @ tipper awww she was only trying to tell us all xx
i know, im f*cking with her... deep news init lisa

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4real TIPPER I hear dat it is nutz tho coz there gonna be turning off the ANALOGUE transmiter soon & it will be all DIGITAL (DAB) so they should leave us alone

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bit late aint ya.what they call you.... flash  biggrin.gif seen this weeks ago
:D:D:D:D i did think many may of heard but i were only trying to gather interest post a new topic, get peeps chattin bout it (lisa walks off with da hump)

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thanks dan n vickielike i said i know peeps may of read it but only trying to get peeps chattin bout different topics innit !!!!kiss was a pirate wernt it i cant remember? so what do pirate stations have to do to be allowed to air ie like kiss :?

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4real TIPPER I hear dat it is nutz tho coz there gonna be turning off the  ANALOGUE transmiter soon & it will be all DIGITAL (DAB) so they should leave us alone
How they gonna turn off the fm band you nutter?The fm band can't be switched on and off, it is naturally there.Once all the big legit stations go digital, the fm band will be a pirates playground.

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OK it like that then mr no it all jokes I was told that was plans to turn it off how I dont know so tell me how is CAPITAL FM transmited all ova da UK there must be sum main aerial

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