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Old 23rd November, 2006, 07:06 PM
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Post Ban on MP3 transmitters is lifted (UK)

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Hooray!

A step in the right direction I think. So long as no one uses an overly powerful transmitter there is no reason why people shouldn't use these sorts of tools.
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Old 23rd November, 2006, 07:54 PM
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They have been in use elsewhere for a long time.

It's not so much a case of these things being banned, just that the law needed to be brought up to date to allow them.
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What about the PSP radio stuff?

And the PSP-TV transmitter thingy? Is that allowed? Or is it just radio at the moment?
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The law in the UK has been pretty much that you could transmit in certain bands up to a certain amount of power, as long as they were bands that did not require a license (such as the 2.4GHz band).

The band that FM radios tune to has not been one of these. I'm not sure exactly what the Radiocommunications Agency has chosen to do.
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The law in the UK has been pretty much that you could transmit in certain bands up to a certain amount of power, as long as they were bands that did not require a license (such as the 2.4GHz band).

The band that FM radios tune to has not been one of these. I'm not sure exactly what the Radiocommunications Agency has chosen to do.
I think, in order to be legal, just a case of waiting until transmitters with the "CE" mark are available in the shops. No doubt the shops will be well stocked with them before too long!
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You can CE mark a transmitter that would be illegal to use without a license - in fact, all transmitters should be CE marked to indicate that they meet the slew of requirements. There are about 50 requirements rangingin from liaibility for defective products through to low voltage electrical equipment. The CE mark includes regulations for toys, non automatic weighing instruments, explosives for civel uses, high-speed rail systems, energy efficiency and a whole raft of other things.

The new regulations set a maximum transmitter power of 50 nanowatts in the FM broadcast band. More power than that requires you to hold a suitable license. The new regulations come into force on the 8th December 2006. You could CE mark a transmitter that ran at 1milliwatt but it would not be legal to operate in the UK without a license.
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You can CE mark a transmitter that would be illegal to use without a license - in fact, all transmitters should be CE marked to indicate that they meet the slew of requirements. There are about 50 requirements rangingin from liaibility for defective products through to low voltage electrical equipment. The CE mark includes regulations for toys, non automatic weighing instruments, explosives for civel uses, high-speed rail systems, energy efficiency and a whole raft of other things.

The new regulations set a maximum transmitter power of 50 nanowatts in the FM broadcast band. More power than that requires you to hold a suitable license. The new regulations come into force on the 8th December 2006. You could CE mark a transmitter that ran at 1milliwatt but it would not be legal to operate in the UK without a license.
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