m0lsx wrote:I looked at putting Norwich ATC on the international site http://www.liveatc.net/ However home work before doing it suggested that here in the UK, doing that results in almost immediate interest from Ofcom, this is due to pressure from NATS, as I understand it.
Someone several years ago tried to put one of the big London airports on liveatc & reported having been contacted by Ofcom within days.
Putting feeds & maybe also recordings of NATS online is a breech Section 5(1)(b) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949..I only know that as it is what they accuse those who put feeds online with.
People putting UK feeds online have been contacted within 24 hours in the past..strange what difference pressure from NATS make to Ofcom, as someone breaking other laws is completely ignored.
As a tax payer, surely I have some right to monitor the services that are using something I have paid for (Within reason) and that pass on/over the free land. I can access most other things that are confidential via the DPA and share it.
Brunlea wrote:When I go to Manchester Airport's Aviation Park, the shop not only broadcasts live transmission from the tower and air control zones over their in-store speakers, but recommends people buy a radio scanner to listen to aviation. They plaster adverts for them all over the shop! They have done that for years and i'm sure NATS are aware of it.
Brunlea wrote:I can watch and stream locations of aircraft with my radar, surely that is more dangerous? Why isn't that illegal?
milly wrote:I agree about the pointless and unenforceable restrictions on listening to radio transmissions.
Being a taxpayer doesn't exclude you from abiding by the law. To put it another way....you have paid for roads and road furniture, probably pay taxes to use a vehicle and yet you can still be prosecuted for travelling at 31 mph in an area with a 30mph speed limit in force.
'most' is a gross over-exaggeration when talking about confidential things you can access as a result of the DPA.
The various Wireless Telegraphy Acts have included the proviso that you can listen to transmissions if you have permission of the licence holder. When at Ringway you have that permission.
You operate a RADAR transmitter on land in the UK? Under what terms was that licenced?
Brunlea wrote:I agree laws are there, and generally laws are to protect life and property; travelling at 31mph can be dangerous, and I agreed to those act/laws when I accepted my driving license. Although the Wireless Telegraphy Act could be argued by the freemen of the land is not a law, rather than an act imposed on you if you accept it. I'd rather be within the law but enjoy a harmless hobby that doesn't cause a threat to life or property.
Brunlea wrote:Who gives the permission to everyone to listen to aircraft at Manchester Airport? If the shop has permission to sell a radio for monitoring aviation, then buying that radio from them surely means you have that permission to use it for that purpose? I hope they tell buyers and state it in the sale it's only to be used at that location.
Brunlea wrote:How can listening to an aircraft be more dangerous than watching or broadcasting an exact location of an aircraft through RadarBox software? That's right, it isn't which is why most other countries don't give a second thought about people listening.
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